DVD Roundup: 9.11.07

Charmed: The Final Season

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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:

Holly Marie Combs as Piper Halliwell

Alyssa Milano as Phoebe Halliwell

Brian Krause as Leo Wyatt

Rose McGowan as Paige Matthews

Special Features:

The Making of Charmed

The 2-Part Documentary: Story Of Charmed

To The Manor Born – A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Central Role the Halliwell Manor

Played in the Series

Forever Charmed – A Profile of Charmed Fans

Cast and Crew Audio Commentaries on Select Episodes

Other Info:

Fullscreen (1.33:1)

Dolby Digital Stereo Sound

Spanish and French Languages

Spanish, Portuguese, and French Subtitles

Running Time: 15 Hours 18 Minutes

Synopsis:

The following is from the DVD cover:

“Get ready for the ultimate ride in supernatural entertainment! In Charmed: The Final Season, the magical Halliwell sisters Phoebe (Alyssa Milano), Piper (Holly Marie Combs) and Paige (Rose McGowan) face their biggest challenges in love, life and death as they try one last time to fulfill their destiny! Join them in their fight to protect Leo from the Angel of Death, and witness their devastating battle when demons conspire to take over the Underworld! Charmed: The Final Season’s 6 discs deliver 22 episodes of nonstop thrills, suspense and a climactic finale! The Charmed ones are ready. Are you?”

“Charmed: The Final Season” is not rated.

CS Comment:

“Charmed” fans will want this DVD to complete their collections. A generous offering of bonus features should also please fans.

Available Tuesday, September 11


Grey’s Anatomy: Season Three – Seriously Extended

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Rating: TV-14

Starring:

Ellen Pompeo as Dr. Meredith Grey

Sandra Oh as Dr. Cristina Yang

Katherine Heigl as Dr. Isobel ‘Izzie’ Stevens

Justin Chambers as Dr. Alex Karev

T.R. Knight as Dr. George O’Malley

Chandra Wilson as Dr. Miranda Bailey

James Pickens Jr. as Dr. Richard Webber

Isaiah Washington as Dr. Preston Burke

Patrick Dempsey as Dr. Derek Shepherd

Kate Walsh as Dr. Addison Montgomery-Shepherd

Sara Ramirez as Dr. Callie Torres

Steven W. Bailey as Joe

Eric Dane as Dr. Mark Sloan

Special Features:

Extended Episodes

Making Rounds with Patrick Dempsey

Prescription for Success

Good Medicine

Audio Commentaries

Other Info:

Widescreen (1.78:1)

Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound

Spanish Language Track

Running Time: 1105 Minutes

Synopsis:

The following is from the DVD cover:

“They are doctors, lovers and friends. Join the staff of Seattle Grace Hospital as they learn there are no easy cures for life’s challenges and that each choice comes in shades of grey. Get more Grey’s in this sensational seven-disc DVD box set — more secrets, more personal stories and many more McSteamy moments. Bring home Grey’s Anatomy: The Complete Third Season – Seriously Extended, complete with never-before-seen bonus features, including uncut and extended episodes available only on DVD. It’s addicting entertainment that you can’t get enough of. Seriously.”

“Grey’s Anatomy: Season Three – Seriously Extended” is rated TV-14.

CS Comment:

This third season DVD set of “Grey’s Anatomy” is “seriously extended”, but no bonus features on Dr. McChokey.

Available Tuesday, September 11


Bones: Season Two

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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:

Emily Deschanel as Dr. Temperance ‘Bones’ Brennan

David Boreanaz as Special Agent Seeley Booth

Michaela Conlin as Angela Montenegro

Eric Millegan as Zack Addy

T.J. Thyne as Dr. Jack Hodgins

Tamara Taylor as Dr. Camille Saroyan

Special Features:

All 21 Season Two Episodes

Audio Commentaries on Selected Episodes

Gag Reel

Exclusive DVD Featurettes: The Memories in the Season, Visceral Effects: The Digital Illusions of Bones

Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary

Other Info:

Widescreen (1.78:1)

Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound

Spanish Language

Spanish and French Subtitles

Running Time: 917 Minutes

Synopsis:

The following is from the DVD cover:

“Television’s sexiest investigative duo – forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and FBI Special Agent Seely Booth (David Boreanaz) – is back, combining her uncanny ability to decipher clues found hidden in the remains of victims, his hard-hitting investigative techniques, and state-of-the-art forensic technology to solve some of the most baffling and bizarre crimes ever. In Season Two, as Brennan gets a new boss and takes on a new partner, tensions mount, passions flare and a shocking conspiracy forces her to confront her troubled past. Packed with intrigue, drama and just the right touch of dark humor, Bones is the show that has it all!”

“Bones: Season Two” is not rated.

CS Comment:

The “Bones: Season Two” DVD set offers a few bonus features to keep fans happy. If you like dark humor and murder mysteries, this should satisfy you.

Available Tuesday, September 11


Face/Off: 2-Disc Special Collector’s Edition

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Rating: R

Starring:

John Travolta as Sean Archer/Castor Troy

Nicolas Cage as Castor Troy/Sean Archer

Joan Allen as Dr. Eve Archer

Alessandro Nivola as Pollux Troy

Gina Gershon as Sasha Hassler

Dominique Swain as Jamie Archer

Nick Cassavetes as Dietrich Hassler

Harve Presnell as Victor Lazarro

Colm Feore as Dr. Malcolm Walsh

John Carroll Lynch as Walton, Prison Guard

CCH Pounder as Dr. Holllis Miller

Robert Wisdom as Tito Biondi

Margaret Cho as Wanda

James Denton as Buzz

Matt Ross as Loomis

Special Features:

Commentaries by Director John Woo and Writers Mike Werb and Michael Colleary

7 Deleted Scenes – Including an Alternate Ending (with Optional Commentary)

The Light And The Dark: Making Face/Off

John Woo: A Life In Pictures

Original Theatrical Trailer

Other Info:

Widescreen (1.78:1)

Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround EX Sound

DTS 6.1 Surround Sound

French Language

Running Time: 140 Minutes

Synopsis:

The following is from the DVD description:

“John Travolta stars as FBI agent Sean Archer doing the unthinkable to stop the elusive terrorist Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage). Watch the bullets fly and the action explode as master action director John Woo (Broken Arrow) detonates the screen in this special collector’s edition DVD. Loaded with high-voltage special features, this two-disc set redefines the action genre like never before!”

“Face/Off” is rated R for intense sequences of strong violence, and for strong language.

CS Comment:

“Face/Off” is a film I wasn’t expecting to see reissued. The premise is absolutely absurd, but the fun performances by Travolta and Cage make it work.

Available Tuesday, September 11


Blood And Tears: The Arab-Israeli Conflict

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Rating: PG-13

Special Features:

Bonus Interview Footage

Trailer

Trailer Gallery

Other Info:

Widescreen (1.78:1)

Stereo Sound

Running Time: 74 Minutes

Synopsis:

The following is from the DVD description:

“Like an open wound that will not heal, the Arab-Israeli conflict refuses to be resolved. Blood and Tears uncovers the truth beneath the hype and the headlines. The filmmaker and his team of Middle East Experts have gone right to the source: the ministers and the mullahs, the fanatics and the peaceniks, the soldiers and the terrorists, and the ordinary families battling extraordinary forces as they try to live a normal life. Top officials from both sides are interviewed, from former Israeli Prime Ministers to senior Palestinian officials to the leaders of the militant extremist group Hamas. Blood and Tears explores the origin of the confrontation itself, and challenges many of the most deep-rooted myths we all hold about this epicenter of human conflict.”

“Blood And Tears: The Arab-Israeli Conflict” is rated PG-13 for violent images.

CS Comment:

If you wanted to learn more about the Arab-Isreali conflict, this is a great DVD to check out. Bone up on your history before WWIII.

Available Tuesday, August 28


The Graduate (40th Anniversary Edition)

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Rating: PG

Starring:

Anne Bancroft as Mrs. Robinson

Dustin Hoffman as Benjamin Braddock

Katharine Ross as Elaine Robinson

William Daniels as Mr. Braddock

Murray Hamilton as Mr. Robinson

Elizabeth Wilson as Mrs. Braddock

Buck Henry as Room Clerk

Brian Avery as Carl Smith

Walter Brooke as Mr. McGuire

Norman Fell as Mr. McCleery

Alice Ghostley as Mrs. Singleman

Marion Lorne as Miss DeWitte

Special Features:

Audio Commentary by Actors Dustin Hoffman and Katherine Ross

Commentary by Mike Nichols and Steven Soderbergh

Students Of The Graduate Featurette

The Seduction Featurette

One on One with Dustin Hoffman Featurette

The Graduate at 25 Featurette

Original Theatrical Trailer

Soundtrack CD – Includes 4 Songs from Original Soundtrack – The Sound Of Silence, Mrs. Robinson, Scarborough Fair/Canticle, April Come She Will

Other Info:

Widescreen (2.35:1)

Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound

DTS 5.1 Surround Sound

French Language

Spanish Subtitles

Running Time: 106 Minutes

Synopsis:

The following is from the DVD description:

“Uncertain of what he wants to do with his life, college graduate Benjamin Braddock (Hoffman) returns home. And when the wife of his father’s business partner, the sexy Mrs. Robinson (Bancroft), seduces him, the affair only deepens his confusion. That is, until he meets the girl of his dreams (Katharine Ross). But there’s one problem… she’s Mrs. Robinson’s daughter!”

“The Graduate” is rated PG.

CS Comment:

It’s hard to believe this film is 40 years old, but here’s the anniversary DVD. A large number of bonus features and a soundtrack CD also make this a DVD worth checking out.

Available Tuesday, September 11

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