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DVD Roundup: 4.1.08

Reviewed by: Scott Chitwood
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That '70s Show: Season Eight
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Rating:Not Rated

Special Features:
Audio Commentary on 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' 'Keep Yourself Alive, 'We Will Rock You' and 'That 70s Finale' with Director David Trainer
Season 8 in 8 Minutes Featurette
A '70s Show Flashback: Josh Meyers Featurette
That '70s Set Tour with Director David Trainer
That '70s Show Through the Years : A Retrospective
Episode Promos

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital Surround Sound
Running Time: 477 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD description:

"The totally awesome final season! Get ready to get down with that far out and final season of That '70s Show! It's filled with outrageous laughs and some outta sight surprises!

As the decade draws to a close, the gang bids farewell to the '70s and faces an uncertain future. While Donna gets over Eric with a little help from a new friend, Hyde gets hitched…to a stripper! Jackie moves in with Fez, revealing some hidden assets, and the Formans confront an empty nest that's not nearly empty enough for Red.

Put on your platforms and gather 'round the groove tube, people. It's time to party like it's 1979!"

CS Comment:
I thought it was amusing that the back cover announced "special guest star Ashton Kutcher". Didn't this show launch his career? Anyway, here's the final season to complete your DVD collection!

Available Tuesday, April 1




The Cutting Edge: Chasing the Dream
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Rating: PG-13

Starring:
Matt Lanter as Zack Conroy
Francia Raisa as Alexandra Delgado
Ben Hollingsworth as Jason Bright
Alycia Purrott as Misha Pressel
Christy Carlson Romano as Jackie Dorsey

Special Features:
Making of The Cutting Edge: Chasing the Dream Featurette
Deleted Scenes

Other Info:
Widescreen (1.78:1)
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Spanish and French Subtitles
Running Time: 92 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD description:

"Championship figure skater Zack Conroy (Matt Lanter) is a brilliant but dangerous competitor, ignoring all risks in pursuit of perfection. But, when his partner and former lover is injured in a devastating fall, Zack finds himself on thin ice and in need of someone new. Enter the beautiful Alex Delgado (Francia Raisa), a tough-talking hockey player whose raw, unrefined talent is surpassed only by her passion and desire. Tempers flare and sparks fly—both on and off the ice—as the unlikely duo chases an impossible dream on the road to the world championships—where the only thing more dangerous than skating is falling in love."

"The Cutting Edge: Chasing the Dream" is rated PG-13 for some sexual references.

CS Comment:
I was channel surfing last night and saw this movie on TV. That's a fast turnaround from TV to DVD!

Available Tuesday, April 1




Eye of the Beast
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
James Van Der Beek as Dan Leland
Alexandra Castillo as Katrina Tomas
Arne MacPherson as Gunnar Thorson
Ryan Rajendra Black as Will Neepanak
Tom Anniko as Dr. Gorman
Sharon Bajer as Mrs. Connor
Gabriel Daniels as Ryan
Erik Fjeldsted as Jordy
Kyra Harper as Mother Tomas
Alicia Johnston as Candace
Daina Leitold as Lucy
Stephen Eric McIntyre as Spider
Akulu Meekis as Jack
Adriana O'Neil as Dr. Perch
Brooke Palsson as Larissa Connor
Brian Edward Roach as Robbie MacGregor
Rick Skene as Mr. Connor
Blake Taylor as Old Salt
Ryland Thiessen as James Connor
Larissa Tobacco as Krissy Neepenak
Kelly Wolfman as Jen Thorson

Special Features:
None

Other Info:
Widescreen
Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround Sound
Running Time: 90 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD description:

"'Eye of the Beast' is a rousing thriller rising out of the depths to put the squeeze on you. For centuries, tales of its existence have inspired fear and fascination. It is one of the largest creatures on the ocean floor. A massive, tentacled invertebrate that tends to feed on smaller creatures. Government scientist Dan Leland is sent to investigate a reported story of a giant squid that appears to be devouring everything within sight-and scent. What he uncovers is something that no one could have imagined a one-ton, tentacled terror with its eye on a new feast...man."

"Eye of the Beast" is not rated.

CS Comment:
Normally the gory cover with a killer octopus would have me watching it quickly, but James Van Der Beek has me thinking twice.

Available Tuesday, April 1




Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Chipmunk Adventure
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Rating: G

Starring:
Ross Bagdasarian Jr. as David Seville / Alvin Seville / Simon Seville (voice)
Janice Karman as Theodore Seville / Brittany Miller / Jeanette Miller / Eleanor Miller (voice)
Dody Goodman as Miss Rebecca Miller (voice)
Anthony De Longis as Klaus Furschtien (voice)
Susan Tyrrell as Claudia Furschtien (voice)
Frank Welker as Sophie / Additional Voices (voice)
Nancy Cartwright as Arabian Prince (voice)

Special Features:
Original Artwork from The Chipmunk Adventure

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo Sound
Running Time: 76 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD description:

"Lights...camera...Alvin! Alvin? 'Allll-vin!' Yes, it's everyone's favorite singing chipmunks - Alvin, Simon, and Theodore - in their very first full-length motion picture. And what a film it is! Filled with thrilling adventure, toe-tapping songs and exotic global locations, The Chipmunk Adventure is an awesome animated odyssey. When Dave Seville embarks on a solo business trip to Europe, a disappointed Simon, Theodore and Alvin are left at home in the care of the accident-prone Miss Miller. But soon Alvin has agreed to an offer that will allow the boys to become jet-setters of their own - by participating in an around-the-world hot-air balloon race! Their main competitors in the airborne adventure are the Chipettes - Brittany, Jeanette and Eleanor - but their real opponents turn out to be Klaus and Claudia, two conniving international crooks who have cooked up the "race" as a front for their worldwide diamond smuggling operation! Join the laughs, music and mayhem as the Chipmunks and the Chipettes take off on their hilarious high-flying adventure."

"The Chipmunk Adventure" is rated G.

CS Comment:
Riding the popularity of the live action film, this vintage 'Munks film from way back gets the DVD treatment again. If the original film got your kids' attention, they may want to check this out.

Available Tuesday, April 1

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