DVD rumblings: Heroes, Cavemen

By Tim Surette

Apr 17, 2008

This Heroes drought has gone on long enough! Unfortunately, it will go on a little longer, as the third season of the hit drama won't get started again until the fall.

But fear not, Heroes fans. Universal Studios Home Entertainment today revealed that season two of Heroes will be released worldwide on Blu-ray and DVD on August 26. And if that weren't enough, season one of the show will get the high-definition treatment the same day and be released on Blu-ray as well. Universal did not mention what extras would be included in any of the editions.

Blu-ray DVDs, which require a Blu-ray player to play, offer crisper, clearer images, enhanced sound, and interactive menus. The format, created by Sony, beat out Toshiba's HD-DVD in the next-generation DVD wars when Toshiba announced it would no longer offer support for its product.

While Heroes was a no-brainer to release on DVD, other shows aren't exactly obvious choices. A clear example of this is ABC's Cavemen, which has (undeservedly) been the critics' whipping boy all season long.

Thankfully, the show looks like it will get a chance on DVD (even though it never really got a chance on television thanks to bigoted hatred). New York Magazine's Vulture blog staffers--who are unabashed Cavemen fans--did some digging on the inside and report that ABC is planning to release all 13 episodes, including the seven that haven't yet aired, on DVD.

Though Cavemen hasn't been officially canceled, prognosticators are betting that it will be soon.

Which DVD you will be in line for? (Cavemen! Cavemen! Cavemen!)

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  • lancer1993 Jul 31, 2008

    Cavemen is actually airing here in Australia and we are up to ep 10, it gets better after it was cancelled in the US. But since I've been recording it I'm not planning on buying the DVD any time soon.

  • Bobusamma May 30, 2008

    Cavemen is an amazingly funny comedy and so I'd just like to tell DoctorWho44 to masticate bovine genitals until autonomic reproductive function occurs.

  • JohnnyTenToes Apr 21, 2008

    I'm excited to get a chance to watch CAVEMEN, and it's good to find out that HEROES S2 will be released on DVD, and not just Blu-Ray, which I originally thought.

  • tigerbot_hesh Apr 20, 2008

    Caveman was great, and I'm glad you folks have stuck by it.

  • numberonecubsfa Apr 19, 2008

    Here's hoping Cavemen sells like crazy and we get it back on tv....

  • zebrok Apr 19, 2008

    Cavemen was funny. If you didn't think so, you probably just could never get around the fact that it was based on a commercial. If you can see beyond that, it was funny. If 2 and a half men can still be hanging around, espcially after the reviews and ratings for it's first season, there must be room for Cavemen.

  • chap55 Apr 19, 2008

    well thats fair for cavemen fans i guess event though there are probably two out there

  • steph3099 Apr 19, 2008

    not cavemen

  • CAPNDEL Apr 18, 2008

    Although I didn't watch Cavemen religiously, I still thought it was a pretty funny and entertaining show. I think it should have been given a chance.

  • ElmoKajaky Apr 18, 2008

    I hope Cavemen isn't really canceled (they never really gave it a chance), but either way, I want the DVD - in Bluray format if possible, but DVD is fine if not! That show was grossly underrated by all the silly haters...

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