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DVD Roundup: 8.28.07

Reviewed by: Scott Chitwood
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The Odd Couple: The Second Season
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Rating: Unrated

Tony Randall as Felix Unger
Jack Klugman as Oscar Trevor Madison

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Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital Mono Sound
Running Time: 9 Hours 46 Minutes

The following is from the DVD cover:

"More Felix! More Oscar! More Laughs!

Based on Neil Simon's play, 'The Odd Couple' - known for its funny take on the unlikely friendship between Felix Unger (Tony Randall) and Oscar Madison (Jack Klugman) - returns to DVD, with all 23 digitally remastered Season Two episodes. When the show returned for its second season, it remained fresh, thanks to its newly expanded cast: Felix's ex-wife Gloria, Oscar's loyal secretary Myrna, his girlfriend Nancy and ex-wife Blanche, and Murray the Cop.

This season, Felix announces to Oscar his plans to win back Gloria. But Oscar is more concerned about getting rid of his own ex-wife! With unforgettable episodes, including a flashback to when the roommates first met, 'The Odd Couple' continues its reign as one of the funniest TV comedy series ever!"

CS Comment:
While the first season DVD had a ton of bonus features, this season has none. But at least fans of "The Odd Couple" will get to complete their collections.

Available Tuesday, August 28

Return to Halloweentown – Ultimate Secret Edition
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Rating: TV-PG

Summer Bishil as Aneesa
Katie Cockrell as Sage Sinister
Kellie Cockrell as Saphire Sinister
Robin De Santis as Fairy
Darren Ewing as Morose Cashier
Lucas Grabeel as Ethan Dalloway
Cheyenne Hall as Vampire
Brighton Hertford as Young Periwinkle
Judith Hoag as Gwen Cromwell Piper
Millicent Martin as Prof. Persimmon Periwinkle
Christopher Robin Miller as Young Troll
Sara Paxton as Marnie Piper
Debbie Reynolds as Agatha Cromwell

Special Features:
Behind-the-Scenes Spooktacular - Interviews with the Stars, Plus Inside Looks at the Special Effects and Creatures

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Running Time: 88 Minutes

The following is from the DVD cover:

"Unlock the secrets in the fourth installment of the hit Disney Channel Halloweentown series and discover a "Behind-the-Scenes Spooktacular" with an insider's look at the special effects and creature creations on the Ultimate Secret Edition DVD.

Everyone knows Marnie Piper (Sara Paxton, 'Aquamarine') is a witch, so it comes as no surprise when she wins a full scholarship to prestigious Witch University in Halloweentown. Marnie travels through the portal to become Witch Us most famous coed. But everything is not what it seems. There's a new school rule: No magic allowed! With the help of old friends Ethan (Lucas Grabeel, 'High School Musical' and 'High School Musical 2') and Benny the Skeleton, and new friends! Professor Periwinkle and Aneesa the Genie, Marnier learns she holds the key to revealing the ultimate secret.

The exciting Halloweentown series continues with more magic, mystery and suspense in Return To Halloweentown!"

"Return to Halloweentown" is rated TV-PG

CS Comment:
If your kids enjoyed "Halloweentown," they should enjoy this sequel.

Available Tuesday, August 28

A Night At The Roxbury: Special Collector's Edition
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Rating: PG-13

Will Ferrell as Steve Butabi
Chris Kattan as Doug Butabi
Raquel Gardner as Hat Girl
Viveca Paulin as Porsche Girl
Paulette Braxton as Porsche Girl
Michael M. Horton as Security Guard
Richard Francese as Security Guard
Jennifer Coolidge as Hottie Cop
Michael Clarke Duncan as Roxbury Bouncer
Richard Grieco as Richard Grieco
Trish Ramish as Roxbury Club Girl
Loni Anderson as Barbara Butabi
Dan Hedaya as Kamehl Butabi

Special Features:
Score! Reliving A Night at the Roxbury
Roxbury Rags: Costume and Fashion Guide
Do That Dance!
Making The List

Other Info:
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
French Language
Running Time: 81 Minutes

The following is from the DVD cover:

"Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan bring their head-bobbing, club-hopping Butabi brothers to the big screen in this fall-down funny comedy.

It seems like Steve (Ferrell) and Doug Butabi (Kattan) will nevert be cool enough to make the Roxbury club's guest list. That is, until they have a fender bender with their role model, club regular Richard Grieco ('21 Jump Street'). Eager to avoid litigation, Grieco befriends the starstruck pair and escorts them into a glittery world they once only dreamed about. Score! No longer will the hapless Butabis be A-club people leading B-club lives...maybe.

Featuring Loni Anderson, Dan Hedaya, Molly Shannon and a dance-'til-you-drop soundtrack, 'A Night at the Roxbury' is infectiously funny entertainment."

"A Night at the Roxbury" is rated PG-13 for sex related humor, language, and some drug content.

CS Comment:
I suppose this is being re-released because "Blades of Glory" is hitting shelves, but fans of Will Ferrell might want to check out his early work again.

Available Tuesday, August 28

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse – Mickey's Treat
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Rating: Not Rated

Jim Cummings as Pete
Wayne Allwine as Mickey
Tony Anselmo as Donald
Bill Farmer as Goofy
Tress MacNeille as Daisy
Russi Taylor as Minnie
April Winchell as Clarabelle Cow

Special Features:
Bonus Episode: "A Little Einsteins™ Halloween"
DVD-ROM Halloween Party Planning Activities: "Spooky Clubhouse Cookbook" and "Creepy Clubhouse Character Stencils"

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital Surround Sound
French and Spanish Language
Running Time: 72 Minutes

The following is from the DVD cover:

"Put on your costume, grab your goody bag and join Mickey and his pals for spooktacular Halloween fun. Mouskeready, we go! Everyone's invited to Big Pete's Halloween party. But the gang needs to reach Trick-Or-Treat Tower before the moon is full, or the gates will lock and the party will be over before it even starts. Can they get through the foggy woods, past the Candy Corn Patch and over the drawbridge in time? With your help -- and the right mousketools - they might make it! Join Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Daisy and Pluto for three magical mouseketales that celebrate the power of teamwork, caring and sharing. Plus, as a special bonus treat, blast off with the 'Little Einsteins™' on a high-spirited Halloween adventure. Overflowing with music, laughter and nonstop fun for the whole family, 'Mickey's Treat' will make the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse your favorite haunt on Halloween or any time of the year!"

CS Comment:
This animation is pretty terrible by Disney standards, but kids should enjoy it, especially if they watch it on the Disney Channel.

Available Tuesday, August 28

The Dog Problem
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Rating: R

Scott Caan as Casper
Don Cheadle as Dr. Nourmand
Lynn Collins as Lola
Kevin Corrigan as Benny
Jimmy the Dog as The Dog
Melissa Keller as Co-Star
Joanna Krupa as Taffy
Tito Ortiz as Frank
Ali Pomerantz as Judy the Vet Girl
Giovanni Ribisi as Solo
Sarah Shahi as Candy
Mena Suvari as Jules

Special Features:
Filmmaker & Cast Commentary with Scott Caan and Giovanni Ribisi
Theatrical Trailer
Trailer Gallery

Other Info:
Widescreen (1.78:1)
Dolby Digital Surround Sound
Spanish Subtitles
Running Time: 89 Minutes

The following is from the DVD cover:

"Eat. Sleep. Therapy. Repeat.

After a year in therapy, a down-on-his-luck writer named Solo (Giovanni Ribisi) buys a dog to cheer himself up. But his four-legged friend is a bigger handful than he ever imagined. So he turns for help to his best friend Casper (Scott Caan), a womanizing photographer, who only multiplies his problems and causes a comedy of errors to ensue.

When a short-tempered loan shark (Kevin Corrigan), and a rich obsessive dog collector (Mena Suvari) try to take the dog off Solo's hands. Solo realizes he can't part with him. Things start looking up when he meets an attractive woman (Lynn Collins) at a dog park. But as everyone grows increasingly obsessed with Solo's loyal canine companion, the situation really gets out of control when the dog mysteriously goes missing..."

"The Dog Problem" is rated R for language, some sexual content and nudity.

CS Comment:
This one looks like it has a great cast. Fans of Scott Caan will be interested in the fact that he directs as well as stars in this movie.

Available Tuesday, August 7

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