August 2, 2005 DVD Releases

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Over There

The Battle Begins (Pilot Episode)

This is the pilot episode of Steven Bochco's show about the conflict in Iraq. Over There is action-packed and dramatic, and everything viewers want in a television drama.

Bochco, the creator of such television classics as Hill Street Blues and NYPD Blue, delivers a gritty, intense series about US soldiers on the front lines of the Iraq war. Not only does it show the effects of the war on an Army unit doing its first tour of duty, but it also shows the effects the war is having on the families and loved ones back home.

This show doesn't take a political stance. It doesn't profess to have answers, and it doesn't preach for or against the war. It's about dogfaces fighting battles and trying to stay alive.

Extras include a behind-the-scenes featurette.

Don't take a political stance--take a dramatic stance!

Watch a clip from the Over There: The Battle Begins DVD here!

Get the Over There: The Battle Begins DVD here!

The Cosby Show

Season One

There have been many hit shows starring Bill Cosby, but probably none as beloved and hilarious as this. The quintessential '80s American family comes to DVD on this four-disc, 24-episode set.

The Huxtables are a prosperous, middle- to upper-class family in New York City. Cosby plays Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable, and Phylicia Rashad plays attorney Clair Huxtable. Together they preside over the cutest, most endearing bunch of kids ever to come out of central casting. The show introduced the world to Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Lisa Bonet, and Keshia Knight Pulliam.

The Cosby Show first appeared on NBC in 1984 and was the number one show for a record five consecutive seasons. It remained in the top 20 until it ended in 1992. Now, it can be in the top 20 of your DVD collection!

So whip up some Jell-O pudding and laugh your way back to the '80s!

Watch a clip from the Cosby Show - Season One DVD here!

Get the Cosby Show - Season One DVD here!

The Dukes of Hazzard

The Complete Fourth Season (1982)

Arriving just in time for the blockbuster movie starring Jessica Simpson and Willie Nelson, The Dukes of Hazzard fourth season continues exploits of the modern-day Robin Hoods, played by John Schneider and Tom Wopat , as they try to outfox the nefarious Boss Hogg. This nine-disc, 22-episode box set includes all the down-home, fast-lane, car-crashing, good ol' boy action that you're craving.

This set will include the following episodes: Mrs. "Daisy Hogg;" "Double Dukes;" "Diamonds in the Rough;" "Coltrane vs. Duke;" "The Fugitive; The Great Bank Robbery;" "Sadie Hogg Day; 10 Million Dollar Sheriff (Part 1);" "10 Million Dollar Sheriff (Part 2);" "Trouble at Cooter's;" "Goodbye, General Lee;" "Cletus Falls in Love; Hughie Hogg Strikes Again; "The Dukescam Scam;" "The Sound of Music - Hazzard Style;" "Shine on Hazzard Moon; " "Pin the Tail on the Dukes;" "Miz Tisdale on the Lam;" "Nothin' But the Truth Dear Diary;" "New Deputy in Town;" "Birds Gotta Fly;" "Bad Day in Hazzard;" "Miss Tri-Counties;" "Share and Share Alike; " "The Law and Jesse Duke;" and "Dukes in Danger."

Extras include audio commentary, a making-of documentary, and cast interviews.

Get your Duke on!

Watch a clip from the Dukes of Hazzard: The Complete Fourth Season DVD here!

Get the Dukes of Hazzard: The Complete Fourth Season DVD here!

The X-Files

Mythology Collection Volume 2 - Black Oil

This set features 15 episodes from all nine seasons of the show, and they tell the story of "The Mythology of The X-Files." Now you can follow the conspiracies and hidden truths right from the beginning.

As Scully searches for the truth behind her alien abduction, an alien autopsy tape leads her and Mulder to a professed group of women abductees who all have chips identical to the one found in Scully's neck. Then, while investigating a series of deaths connected to a sunken World War II aircraft and a mysterious black oil, Mulder encounters Alex Krycek, who claims to have a digital tape documenting the existence of extraterrestrials. A second encounter with Krycek leads Mulder to Siberia, where an unidentified object crashed into Earth in 1908. Will Scully and Mulder (Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny) find out the truth about Scully's alien abduction?

Disc one features the episodes "Nisei" ( season 3, episode 9), "731" (season 3, episode 10), "Piper Maru" (season 2, episode 13), and "Apocrypha" (season 3, episode 16).

Disc two contains "Talitha Cumi" (season 3, episode 24), "Herrenvolk" (season 4, episode 1), "Tunguska" (season 4, episode 9), and "Terma" (Season 4, episode 10).

Disc three includes "Memento Mori" (season 4, episode 15), "Tempus Fugit" (season 4, epsiode 17), "Max" (season 4, episode 18), and "Zero-Sum" (season 4, episode 21).

Disc four features "Gethsemane" (Season 4, episode 24), "Redux" (season 5, episode 2), "Redux II" (season 5, episode 3).

Extras include "Talitha Cumi" commentary by Bob Goodwin; "Memento Mori" commentary with Rob Bowman; "Max" commentary with Kim Manners, and the featurette "Threads of Mythology - Black Oil."

Watch a clip from The X-Files Mythology Volume 2 - Black Oil DVD here!

Get The X-Files Mythology Volume 2 - Black Oil DVD here!

The Jeff Corwin Experience

Out on a Limb - Monkeys, Orangutans and More!

Join charismatic adventurer Jeff Corwin as he takes us on a crazy journey across the globe to meet its animal denizens. Corwin is a herpetologist, so he likes to focus on venomous snakes, crocodiles, and frogs, but he also shows no fear in the face of monkeys, orangutans, and harpy eagles! The guy is nuts!

This disc features highlights from Jeff's Animal Planet show, and is filled with wondrous creatures that share our world and will be destroyed by the encroachment of strip malls into their habitats.

Go bananas with Jeff Corwin!

Watch a clip from the Jeff Corwin Experience - Out On A Limb: Monkeys, Orangutans and More! DVD here!

Get the Jeff Corwin Experience - Out On A Limb: Monkeys, Orangutans and More! DVD here!

Candid Camera

5 Decades of Smiles

If you love pranks and other shows where innocent people get made to look like fools, you'll love the show that started it all: Candid Camera!

With host Allen Funt, this 10-disc, 44-episode set includes some of the funniest, most mean-spirited humor to permeate the consciousness of our society.

Included are the episodes "Candid Camera's Greatest Moments," "1949 Premiere Episode," "Best of the '60s Volume 1," "Best of the '60s Volume 2," "Best of the '70s Volume 1," "Best of the '70s Volume 2," "Best of the '80s," "Best of the '90s," "Best of Today Volume 1," and "Best of Today Volume 2."

Extras include the retrospective featurette "Candid Camera Through the Decades," a never-before-seen lost episode from 1949, the 40th Anniversary Television Special, and 25th Anniversary Television Special.

See where Ashton got a few of his fancy moves!

Watch a clip from the Candid Camera - Five Decades of Smiles DVD here!

Get the Candid Camera - Five Decades of Smiles DVD here!

Arthur

Arthur's First Crush/Nerves of Steal

It's Arthur, the bespectacled aardvark who teaches kids important life lessons about growing up. Each disc contains three adventures.

In "First Crush," Arthur develops his first crush on a schoolmate and daydreams of her while doing his homework.

In "Nerves of Steal," Arthur and a friend steal a toy and must deal with the repercussions. Will he win the girl or go to juvenile hall?

Learn about life the aardvark way!

Watch a clip from the Arthur's First Crush DVD here!

Get the Arthur's First Crush DVD here!

Get the Arthur Nerves of Steal DVD here!

Blue's Clues

Blue's Room: Alphabet Power

This disc features two episodes designed to help your kids harness the power of the alphabet.

Episode one is "The Power of the Alphabet," and in it the 26 letters of the alphabet knock at the door and come dancing in for some learning. The letters show us about the power to read, write, and spell. Play an alphabet game of Doodle, and an original Blue's Room game of "Spell it/Pretend it. "In this game, Blue magically transforms words the viewer reads aloud. Antonio comes over to share and read one of his favorite books!

In episode two, step aboard The Alphabet Train! This train is made up of 26 boxes--one for each letter of the alphabet. Play Blue's Clues to figure out what Blue wants to put in the last box. Help Pail figure out which items begin with certain letters. Then help Periwinkle put a group of letters in the right order. Upon completion of the train, sing a rousing song that names something starting with every letter of the alphabet.

The Power of the Alphabet can be yours!

Watch a clip from the Blue's Room: Alphabet Power DVD here!

Get the Blue's Room: Alphabet Power DVD here!

The Berenstain Bears

Vol. 5: Bears Out and About

The Berenstain Bears find fun and adventure in the great outdoors in this one-disc collection of animated stories! Join the bears as they ride bikes, have picnics, and enjoy family adventures the bruin way!

Extras include a "quick start" feature, which helps small children play the disc without having to use the menu.

Watch a clip from the Berenstain Bears - Bears Out and About DVD here!

Get the Berenstain Bears - Bears Out and About DVD here!

Dragon Tales

Sing and Dance in Dragonland

Get ready to sing and "Shake Your Dragon Tail" with all your Dragon friends!

This collection of favorite musical moments from Dragon Tales will have children singing and dancing to the most popular songs from the top-rated PBS series. "Sing and Dance in Dragon Land!" is a fun, reading-ready activity. Bold, animated lettering makes it easy for little ones to follow along.

It's an activity they'll enjoy over and over again!

Watch a clip from the Dragon Tales - Sing and Dance in Dragonland DVD here!

Get the Dragon Tales - Sing and Dance in Dragonland DVD here!

The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss

The Cat, The Gink, and Other Furry Friends

Join the Cat in the Hat on a wacky adventure as he and his whimsical friends experience imaginative new adventures. Terrence, Morton, Sarah Hall-Small, Milo, and many others are along for the ride!

This disc features three episodes. Up first is "The Gink," in which the Cat offers Eliza a Gink, which is a cross between a gunk and a skink.

Next it's "The Cat in the Hat Takes a Nap," wherein Terrence McBird is cranky because he refused to take a "cat nap." Will the Cat put him down for good?

Finally, Terrence is being a picky eater in "The Feed You Need," only wanting to eat red birdseed brickle. Isn't being finicky the Cat's job?

Take a nap, feed the need, and think of ginks with the Cat in the Hat!

Watch a clip from the Wubbulous World of Dr.Seuss - The Gink, The Cat and Other Furry Friends DVD here!

Get the Wubbulous World of Dr.Seuss - The Gink, The Cat and Other Furry Friends DVD here!

Hearts Afire

The First Complete Season

The late John Ritter (8 Simple Rules, Three's Company) stars in this heartwarming comedy series. Ritter and Markie Post (NightCourt, The Fall Guy) have undeniably sizzling chemistry in the political romance series contained on this four-disc, 22-episode set.

In Washington, DC, senator's aide and divorced dad John Hartman (Ritter) lives and works strictly by the book...except when it comes to brand-new press secretary Georgie Lahti (Post), a sassy, risk-taking rebel. A passionate romance develops between them despite their completely different personalities!

Romance won't be easy when they have to deal with Lahti's ex-con dad, an estranged wife, and their slightly scatterbrained boss.

Hearts Afire ignites laughter with its razor-sharp dialogue and stellar cast, including Billy Bob Thornton, Ed Asner, Wendie Jo Sperber, and George Gaynes.

Features include bloopers, outtakes, and montages.

Laugh from the Heart.

Watch a clip from the Hearts Afire - The First Complete Season DVD here!

Get the Hearts Afire - The First Complete Season DVD here!

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