January 31, 2006 DVD Releases

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Avatar, The Last Airbender

Book One, Volume One

The evil Fire Nation is threatening to overcome and enslave the peaceful denizens of the other nations: Earth, Water, and Air. Only one young boy can save the people of these great nations, and his name is Aang. He must overcome his rash nature and lack of confidence so that he may become the Avatar, the Chosen One who will restore natural order to the world. The Avatar has the power to master all of the elements. Only he can save the planet!

This disc features four explosive episodes from the thrilling and popular animated series. DVD extras include previews for other exciting animated shows, and a ""Behind the scenes Kung-Fu" feature, with animatics. Behold, the Avatar will learn the powers of Airbending, Earthbending, Waterbending, and FireBending, and he will save the day.

Avatar...it's not just an icon on your computer screen.

Watch a clip from Avatar, The Last Airbender: Book One, Volume One DVD here!

The X-Files

Seasons One, Two, and Three (Collector's Editions)

This creepy sci-fi series will go down as one of the best of the genre. For nine seasons, this series combined the detective drama and the paranormal to weave mind-bending tales of the macabre. Special FBI agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) are assigned to uncover the truth about twisted murders and odd goings-on that have no apparent "normal" answer. More often than not, these two are left with an enigma to mull over and the acrid taste of fear in their mouths. Mulder believes in the paranormal, because he has vague memories of an alien abduction involving his sister. Scully, on the other hand, is a rational person who prefers to believe there are scientific explanations for everything. Once she delves in to thaw X-Files, she'll never be quite the same. Now, you'll never be the same once you watch these great special edition boxed sets.

Season one contains all 24 episodes, including the seminal "Pilot," as well as "Deep Throat," "Squeeze," "Conduit," "The Jersey Devil," "Shadows," "Ghost in the Machine," "Ice," "Space," "Fallen Angel," "Eve," "Fire," "Beyond the Sea," "Gender Bender," "Lazarus," "Young at Heart," "E.B.E.," "Miracle Man," "Shapes," "Darkness Falls," "Tooms," "Born Again," "Roland," and "The Erlenmeyer Flask." Also included are interviews with Chris Carter about 12 of his favorite episodes; 11 "Behind-the-truth" segments from F/X; 47 promotional television spots; Weblinks; a new 11-minute "Truth About Season One" documentary, and more!

Season two contains all 24 episodes, including "Little Green Men," "The Host," "Blood," "Sleepless," "Duane Barry," "Ascension," "3," "One Breath," "Firewalker," "Red Museum," "Excelsis Dei," "Aubrey," "Irresistible," "Die Hand Die Verletzt," "Fresh Bones," "Colony," "End Game," "Fearful Symmetry," "Dod Kalm," "Humbug," "The Calusari," "Emasculata," "Soft Light," "Our Town," and "Anasazi." DVD extras include exclusive interviews with Chris Carter; nine "Behind-the-truth" spots from F/X; 49 promotional television spots; special effects clips; behind-the-scenes clips; deleted scenes; and a new "The Truth About Season Two" documentary.

Season three contains all 24 episodes, such as "The Blessing Way," "Paper Clip," "DPO," "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose," "The List," "2 Shy," "The Walk," "Oubliette," "Niesi," "731," "Revelations," "War of the Coprophages," "Syzygy," "Grotesque," "Piper Maru," "Apocrypha," "Pusher," "Teso Dos Bichos," "Hell Money," "Jose Chung's From Outer Space," "Avatar," "Quagmire," "Wet Wired," and "Talitha Cumi." Extras include audio commentaries on "Apocryphia" and "Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space'"; a documentary, "The Truth About Season Three"; 12 interviews with Chris Carter; special effects clips; behind the scenes and deleted scenes; promo spots, and more!

Watch a clip from The X-Files--Seasons One, Two, and Three (Collector's Editions) DVD here!

Gastineau Girls

The Complete First Season

Like, omigod this is, like, so awesome! These two girls are totally mom and daughter, but you'd never know it because they both have fake tans and dress trendily.

The Gastineau Girls are a mother and daughter, Lisa and Brittny, who are brassy New York socialites. They are normally best friends, but sometimes they are in competition for men (which is weird, because one of them is the mom of the other, and that's just something that shouldn't happen). Lisa, the mom, is a former model who got a big settlement when she divorced her famous football hubby, Mark Gastineau. Brittny, the daughter, is a rich girl who has never worked. Brittny lived with her grandma while the nasty divorce was going down, and now she is moving back to NY to be with her mother. The hijinks will ensue as the gals vie to see who can be the sexiest, who can look the youngest, and who can get the most presents from men!

This single-disc release contains all eight slightly repulsive episodes of this E! reality show. Extras include extended scenes (more shopping!), never-before-seen footage (maybe some yelling on a cell phone!), outtakes (someone spills their brandy!), Gastineau Girl "Moments" promo spots, commentary, and interviewsm ("Like, omigod I totally liked doing this show.")

This DVD is for anyone who likes overt displays of wealth or just likes watching adults willfully deny the reality of their own age.

Inked

Best of Season One

People with tattoos are gritty and cool. Tattoos are almost as cool as cigarettes, except tattoos don't hurt you as much so they are for pansies. Now, learn how the dark side lives in Inked, the provocative, dramatic reality show that chronicles the ins and outs of a tattoo parlor.

This disc contains seven of the best episodes from the first season of the reality series. It's an up-close look at Hart & Huntington Tattoo Company, and the hoops they have to jump through as the first tattoo parlor to open up inside a glitzy Las Vegas casino. The gritty staff and the far-out customers will keep you interested, and your eyes will pop from the dazzling tattoo artistry on display. You'll enjoy the ride as the parlor's rich and famous clientele divulge personal tidbits of information. DVD extras include crew biographies and shoptalk interviews.

Increase your appreciation of art.

Knight Rider

Season Three

It's the show that shot David Hasselhoff to fame, and for that it should be simultaneously lauded and reviled!

Meet KITT, short for Knight Industries Two-Thousand. KITT is a Firebird with a difference: he has an artificially intelligent computer brain. In the 1980s, intelligence wasn't scoffed at, so viewers went gaga over this brainy car with the prim voice of William Daniels. But don't let KITT's soft, mature voice fool you--he can also shoot missiles and drive over hot dog stands!

Enter Michael Long: dashing, handsome, tan. As a cop, he was mortally wounded, and he woke up from a coma with a new face and a new name: Michael Knight. Now, KITT and Michael must drive around Los Angeles back lots and break up crime rings and other bad doings. Michael Knight is the...Knight Rider. (get it, because his name is 'Knight' and he 'rides,' but also he is 'riding' a 'Knight Industries' car so it's really quite clever. Also they do a lot of crime fighting at night). In season three, K.I.T.T. got a cool dashboard upgrade. You'll love the theme song, too.

This three-disc set includes all 21 episodes from season three of the1980's hit. DVD extras include a bonus episode from season four, which normally you'd have to wait until season four is released to get, but now you can have it with season three!

Say hello to the Knight.

Watch a clip from Knight Rider: Season Three DVD here!

The A-Team

Season Three

A group of Vietnam Special Forces commandos is wrongfully framed for a crime they didn't commit. They go underground and vow to find out who framed them. These do-gooders hire themselves out as mercenaries, but they only help people who are in a bind. They don't go on covert missions to assassinate heads of state or anything like that. They only rescue people from the clutches of nefarious character actors and carefully orchestrated, nonlethal car chases. Hannibal still loves it when a plan comes together, BA still hates flying, Murdock is loonier than ever, and Face Man is, well, simply gorgeous. Justice has never been so funny when these wacky soldiers of fortune get hired to right wrongs.

This set contains all 25 episodes from season three on three double-sided discs. There are no special features, but just hearing the great theme song is more than enough reason to buy this instead of groceries or whatever else you have your money earmarked for.

This DVD set will have you saying "This show lasted for three seasons? I never knew!"

Watch a clip from The A-Team: Season Three DVD here!

Magnum, P.I.

The Complete Third Season

Before Tom Selleck was Monica's man in Friends, before he took the High Road to China, before he caught the Runaway (but after he was the Marlboro Man in those ads, in between those times), Tom Selleck was Thomas Magnum, a private eye with a chest full of hair and the heart of a lion. Magnum bummed around the Hawaiian estate of mystery writer Robin Masters, where he acted as head of security and made ladies swoon with his manly mustache. He was under the watchful eye of fussy British estate handler Higgins (Jonathan Hillerman). When Magnum wasn't arguing with Higgins about driving the Ferrari, he was investigating the dark side of paradise. With his ex-Vietnam pals Rick (Larry Menotti) and T.C. (Roger Mosley), Magnum brought action to TV sets every week. Now, hold Magnum in your very own arms and put him on your media shelf.

This three-disc set includes all 22 episodes from season three. A bonus episode from season four is included as a DVD "extra."

Re-live the the man, the mustache, the Magnum.

Watch a clip from Magnum, P.I.: The Complete Third Season DVD here!

Hill Street Blues

Season One

This gritty cop drama set the standard for all cop shows to follow. The drama of the men and women in blue in this inner-city police precinct lasted for seven seasons, and every one of them was gripping. The moment you hear the opening piano bars of the melancholy theme song, you can feel the angst of these regular folks who are trying to do good in the heart of darkness.

This three-disc set contains all 15 episodes of the first season. Get to know Captain Furillo and the gang. The discs feature promos and commentaries on many of the Emmy-winning episodes. DVD extras include deleted scenes and a "Roll Call" featurette. You'll be hooked as you recall how good broadcast television drama used to be.

Let's be entertained out there.

Watch a clip from Hill Street Blues: Season One DVD here!

Archie Bunker's Place

The Complete First Season

This follow-up to All in the Family features a mostly new cast. Archie's wife, Edith, appears sporadically in the first season. Instead of Edith and Meathead, Archie argues with his niece Stephanie. They hang out at Archie's bar, which he runs with his pal Harry. Archie is as grouchy as ever, and he manages to complain about everyone he meets--in his own lovable style, of course!

This three-disc set features all 24 episodes of season one (the show ran for four seasons, from 1979 until 1983). There are no extra features, but Carroll O'Connor's acting is more than enough to satisfy all of those grumpy Archie fans out there. Guest stars in the first season were Rob Reiner, Estelle Parsons, and Sammy Davis Jr.

Those were the days, and this is the DVD.

Diff'rent Strokes

The Complete Second Season

Watchoo talkin' about "dysfunctional?" This hit sitcom is a true reminder of the '80s, and how even the cutest members of TV families can all fall from grace and become real-life criminals. This story follows two African-American children who go to live with the wealthy, white Mr. Drummond and his daughter Kimberly. This is the show that shot Gary Coleman to stardom, before he became a security guard.

This four-disc set contains all 24 episodes from season two. Guest stars include Reggie Jackson and boxing great Muhammad Ali. In this season, Arnold and Willis were officially adopted by Mr. Drummond. Also, Mrs. Garrett leaves as the Drummonds' housekeeper to be the housekeeper on Facts of Life.

It takes diff'rent DVDs to move the world.

Watch a clip from Diff'rent Strokes: The Complete Second Season DVD here!

Dark Shadows

DVD Collection 22

This cult vampire hit is a wickedly good time on DVD. In the tradition of the great Hammer films or American tales, such as Salem's Lot, Dark Shadows took viewers into the shadowy netherworld of the vampires.

This time-spanning collection jumps from 1995 to the 1970s to 1840. In the '90s, Barnabas and Dr. Hoffman find out that Carolyn Stoddard and Quentin Collins have gone quite mad, and that the estate is abandoned and in ruins. When Barnabas sees the ghost of Gerard Stiles, he realizes too late that Julia is in its thrall. In 1970, a ghost appears to Quentin and tells him where his diary is. Barnabas meets a woman who is identical to someone he knew in a parallel time. David Collins and Hallie Stokes are possessed by spirits from 1840, and Barnabas must track down a vampire that attacked Maggie Evans.

This four-disc set includes 40 episodes of twisted dark tales. The DVD extras include four powerful interviews with actors Kate Jackson and James Storm, writer Sam Hall, and cameraman Nick Besink. These are the people who danced with the dark side...and lived to tell about it.

More vampire action than you can shake a stake at.

Watch a clip from Dark Shadows: DVD Collection 22 DVD here!

The Pink Panther Show

Classic Cartoon Collection

After the hilarious Peter Sellers/Blake Edwards movies were a smash hit, the adventures of the Pink Panther continued in this classic cartoon series. This series follows the Pink Panther, a sly, heroic pink cat with perfect manners. He doesn't like gadgets or mice, and boorish people really rub him the wrong way.

This set contains three theatrical cartoons starring the Pink Panther as he stumbles into nefarious situations and unflappably rights wrongs. The third feature stars the clumsy Inspector, based on Sellers' accident-prone Inspector Clouseau. Along with Sergeant Deux-Duex, the Inspector manages to solve cases despite his idiocy.

This five-disc set includes a total of 124 episodes of hilarious pink action. DVD extras include "Behind the Feline: The Cartoon Phenomenon" documentary; the featurettes "Pink Patter With Art Leonardi: The Story Behind the Animation," "Remembering Friz: A Tribute to Friz Freleng," and "Think Pink: How to Draw the Pink Panther." Plus, the feature "Page to Screen: The Making of Two Cartoons" and the animated main title sequences from five of the Pink Panther movies.

This arrives just in time to make the upcoming Steve Martin remake look even worse.

Watch a clip from The Pink Panther Show: Classic Cartoon Collection DVD here!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 20

Turtles Against H.A.T.E.

Cowabunga, the heroes in the half shell have returned to rock your day! This disc includes five adventures.

In "H.A.T.E.," our green heroes are accidentally mistaken for aliens by an anti-extraterrestrial group, Humans Against the Extraterrestrials. These crazy nutjobs are giving the turtles a load of guff!

In "Mission of Gravity," Shredder is up to his evil old tricks, He attacks the city of Beijing, which has been turned into a floating city. Once Beijing falls down to Earth, the green machines arrive to save the day!

"Time Travails" is a far-out time-travel adventure. A really cute, but completely inept, time apprentice named Renet wreaks havoc when she gets the turtles sucked into a time vortex.

In "The People's Choice," the turtles get mixed up in a bizarre political campaign where they have to fight for their votes!

The turtles, along with Casey and April, discover the last of an ancient race: the Merpeople. The turtles need to save them from extinction in "Sons of the Silent Age."

Go straight to shell with this DVD!

Watch a clip from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 20: Turtles Against H.A.T.E. DVD here!

MI-5

Volume Three

This exciting spy series just goes to show that people across the pond even like exciting spy series. MI-5 one of Britain's supersecret spy agencies, along with sister agency MI6 (you may recall MI6's most famous operative, a little guy named James Bond). This series details the exciting and dramatic exploits of the intelligence organization as it staves off threats to national and global security.

In this volume, Tom disappears after being accused of treason. Meanwhile, operative Harry is in the hospital. Danny and Zoe go against the top brass and try to clear Tom of the charges, but things are turned upside down when they discover an enemy in the least likely of places. A mysterious agent named Adam has been recruited from MI-6, and he has his hands full with a team in disarray.

This five-disc set includes all 10 episodes from season three of the crackling thriller. Extra features include interviews with cast and crew, audio commentaries, deleted scenes, a photo gallery, and informative featurettes.

With MI-5 you'll have a license to be entertained.

Watch a clip from MI-5, Volume Three DVD here!

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