August 9, 2005 DVD Releases

By Lila Holland

Aug 08, 2005

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Columbo

The Complete Third Season

Everyone's favorite bumbling detective is back for a third season of crime-fighting excitement. Columbo's rumpled trench coat and modest persona fooled many a suspected murderer into letting his or her guard down, allowing the investigator to pounce upon the criminals' mistakes and omissions. This season featured celebrity guest stars such as Johnny Cash, Deidre Hall, Martin Sheen, and Ida Lupino in memorable episodes like "Any old Port in a Storm" and "Swan Song."

Each of the eight episodes on this two-disc set begins with the depiction of a brutal murder. Viewers then join Lieutenant Columbo (Peter Falk) on his quest to solve the crime and track down the killer. When you've seen our hero through the entire season, take an extra moment to watch a bonus episode of the short-lived series Mrs. Columbo, a spin-off about the amateur sleuthing efforts of Lieutenant Columbo's wife, Kate.

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Dallas

The Complete Third Season

Come back to the South Fork ranch for another season of betrayal, suspicion, intrigue, and passion with the feuding Barnes and Ewing families. A lust for power, money, and oil drives the characters of Dallas to throw themselves into one disastrous situation after another in these 25 scandalous episodes--including the infamous season-ending cliff-hanger that left fans everywhere asking, "Who shot J.R.?"

This set of five double-sided discs features episodes such as "The Silent Killer," "Power Play," and "Divorce--Ewing Style." Extras include commentary by Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray on "Sue Ellen's Choice" and "A House Divided," as well as the new documentary "Who Shot J.R.? The Dallas Phenomenon."

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Farscape

Season Two, Collection Two (Starburst Edition)

This fifth installment of Farscape's Starburst Edition DVD series brings us seven episodes from the middle of the science fiction series' second season. John Crichton (Ben Browder), the astronaut who unwittingly propelled himself farther from Earth than he ever intended, has settled in with the crew of an immense spaceship, the Moya. The ship itself is alive, and is manned by a strange group of ex-convict aliens. Though Crichton has made friends in this bizarre new universe, he has also angered the evil Scorpius--a military leader who implants a "neural clone" of himself into Crichton's brain in an effort to find the technological information hidden there.

Follow Crichton through the weird and wonderful world of Farscape with this outstanding DVD collection. The veritable army of special features includes such gems as never-seen director's cuts, deleted scenes, in-depth interviews, character backstories, a blooper reel, and so much more. Enjoy!

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The Muppet Show

Season One

Ah, the Muppets. Once Sesame Street had shot to success on the power of Jim Henson's lovable Muppets, he decided to take a crack at his own series. After a few false starts, Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie, Animal, and the rest of the gang had their very own variety show--complete with song, dance, humor, and celebrity guest stars.

This first-season DVD release lets us have a look at where The Muppet Show began. See the characters and their relationships develop, watch the show's writing find its voice, and meet special guests like Phyllis Diller, Florence Henderson, Rita Moreno, and Vincent Price. Extras include a gag reel, "Muppet morsels," the pilot episode "Sex and Violence," and Jim Henson's never-before-seen The Muppet Show "pitch reel." It's time to meet the Muppets!

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Roswell

The Complete Third Season (The Final Chapter)

Roswell, the science fiction show based on Melinda Metz's "Roswell High" book series, follows a group of alien/human hybrids masquerading as human teenagers. As Max, Isabel, and Michael grow up, they experience the highs, lows, and complicated emotions of life on Earth--and form close relationships with their human classmates.

By the show's third and final season, the kids are growing up and must figure out what to do after graduation. Their hometown is no longer safe, as the FBI has become suspicious of their true identities and is closing in on Roswell, threatening the safety of both the aliens and their human friends. Liz's alien powers are becoming more pronounced, and she has a shocking vision that makes the group realize that they will have to leave Roswell for good.

This five-disc, 18-episode set comes with an array of extras including audio commentary by executive producers and the featurettes Class of 2002 and Shiri Appleby's DVD Tour to Japan.

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McCloud

Seasons One and Two

Do you love mustaches? Do you love plain-talking detectives? Do you love horseback-riding through the streets of a major American city? Then you'll love McCloud!

The show that made Dennis Weaver a household name is coming to DVD. This three-disc box set contains all the episodes from season one and two of this seminal 1970's television detective drama.

Before he made a house out of recycled tin cans, Dennis Weaver won an Emmy for his portrayal of Deputy Marshal Sam McCloud, originally from Taos, New Mexico, but transplanted to the gritty city of New York. Those bad guys might think they can pull the wool over the eyes of this country bumpkin, but he's going to show them city folk a little bit of country know-how!

This DVD set features all 11 thrilling episodes of McCloud, seasons one and two, including the series' pilot.

Saddle up with guest stars like Milton Berle, Pat Morita, and Stefanie Powers. Also included is a bonus episode of the hubby and wife detective show McMillan & Wife.

It's McCloud, mister...and don't you forget it! (Description by Colin Mahan)

Watch a clip from the McCloud, Season One and Two DVD here!

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McMillan & Wife

Season One

The '70s had some great detective shows, and one of them was McMillan and Wife. Starring handlebar-mustached hunk Rock Hudson and brainy beauty Susan St. James, McMillan & Wife tells the story of a married couple who solves mysteries in San Francisco.

McMillan & Wife paved the way for shows like Hart to Hart and Scarecrow and Mrs. King with its energetic tales of crime-fighting matrimony.

In this two-disc, 13-episode set, the dashing Rock Hudson stars as San Francisco police commissioner Stewart McMillan. Stewart and his wife, the crafty Sally McMillan, investigate the dickens out of criminal activities in the City by the Bay. This classic mystery series is written by TV legend Steven Bochco (NYPD Blue), and was one of the original shows in the NBC Mystery Movie lineup.

Say "I do"...to mystery! (Description by Colin Mahan)

Watch a clip from the McMillan and Wife, Season One DVD here!

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T.J. Hooker

The Complete First and Second Seasons

The streets of "Lake City" are on fire...with action!

William Shatner triumphantly beams back down to series television with T.J. Hooker, and he's sporting more girth and more heroism than ever before! Tough-as-nails Sergeant T.J. Hooker of the Lake City police department is a man on a mission: bust criminals, period. He used to be a detective, but after his partner was murdered he realized he needed to be on the streets, applying the heat!

In addition to explosively cruising in a squad car, stiffly throwing a baton at a criminal, or intensely eating a burrito, T.J. Hooker gives terse and fatherly advice to his partner, rookie cop Romano (Adrian Zmed), and the daughter of his captain, Stacy Sheridan (Heather Locklear).

This six-disc set contains all 27 episodes of the first and second seasons from this watershed police action series. It's not just cops and robber... it's T.J. Hooker and robbers!

Pick up a Hooker! (Description by Colin Mahan)

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Get the T.J. Hooker, The Complete First and Second Seasons DVD here!

Thundercats

Season One, Volume One

Thunder...Thunder...Thundercats DVD ho! This classic '80s cartoon roars onto DVD.

Follow the adventures of Lion-o, Panthro, Cheetara, Tygra, and Snarf as they escape from their dying planet, Thundera, in a quest to find a new home.

Watch out Thundercats--the evil Mumm-ra is on your "tail!"

This three-disc, 33-episode set includes half of the first season of this cult favorite. Extras include "Feel the Magic, Hear the Roar: Thundercats Fans Speak Out," an interview featurette in which loyal fans give their memories of Thundercats.

They are Thundercats, hear them roar! (Description by Colin Mahan)

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Get the Thundercats Season One, Volume One DVD here!

The Greatest American Hero

Season Three

Believe it or not...the third season of The Greatest American Hero is coming to DVD. You'll be walking on air as you relive the comedic adventures of Ralph Hinkley, a schoolteacher who meets up with some aliens and is given a special suit that grants him superpowers. There's only one problem...he has lost the instruction booklet!

Laugh and thrill to the misadventures of William Katt as the brave schoolteacher with an important task and Robert Culp as the silly FBI agent who helps him. This three-disc boxed set includes all 13 episodes of season three.

Extras include an eight-page booklet with notes from the show's prop maker, and a musical box cover!

You never thought you could feel so free. (Description by Colin Mahan)

Watch a clip from The Greatest American Hero DVD here!

Get the Greatest American Hero Season Three DVD here!

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  • aboe7830 Mar 21, 2006

    Vicki-Mcmillian and Wife,Tj Hoocker
    Albert-Columbo,Dallas

  • rafboom Aug 10, 2005

    Watch roswell you well get addicted quick

  • steves527 Aug 10, 2005

    Muppets and Thundercats? Awesome.

  • lbeth122287 Aug 10, 2005

    i love the old tv shows on dvd like dallas

  • pagman_rox Aug 10, 2005

    GO THUNDERCATS!!!!(AND THE MUPPETS!!!!!)

  • The_Sweeper Aug 10, 2005

    Yahoo, T.J. Hooker is finally on DVD. I agree that Riptide should be put on DVD as well, but I'd love to see Simon & Simon on DVD.

  • Yakira Aug 10, 2005

    The author of the banner is oh so obvious.

  • kirby222 Aug 09, 2005

    Muppets, all right!
    I love the Muppet Show.

  • ZugZug4 Aug 09, 2005

    Forget these. I'm getting Kung Fu Hustle!

  • CessPool Aug 09, 2005

    Gotta pick up that Thundercats

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