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THE CHAPLIN COLLECTION & CHAPLIN CLASSICS ***** An absolute must for any collector. The Chaplin collection volume one features four of Chaplin's best films: Modern Times, The Great Dictator, The Gold Rush and Limelight. All four films have double discs with superb features: Modern Times features a documentary, deleted scenes, an educational film 'In The Machine' and a Cuban documentary on the reaction of peasants watching the film; Gold Rush features the original 1925 silent version, and an excellent documentary on Chaplin Today; The Great Dictator has a brilliant documentary on 'The Tramp and the Dictator, paralleling the lives of Chaplin and Hitler, and recently discovered colour footage shot by Chaplin's son; Limelight also features a great documentary with deleted scenes and the complete musical soundtrack. Don't even think about it, it's worth every cent. The Chaplin Classics features two of Chaplin's most endearing films, A Dog's Life and His New Job are found on one disc; another classic to look out for is Chaplin's masterful The Kid, the touching story of the tramp and an orphan. There's also Pay Day and A Jitney Elopement. Although there are no features on the 'classic edition', it does feature subtitles in different languages. There's also City Lights Named as one of the American Film Institute's Top-100 American Films, this superb masterpiece is found on a two disc set, with an all-new digital transfer of the film on one disc and some great special features on disc 2, including the documentary 'Chaplin Today: City Lights', and excerpts from the balletic boxing match 'The Champion' that was made 15 years before City Lights', and the first footage of Chaplin speaking on film.
CALIFORNICATION (The First Season) **** A delightful series with serious attitude, this much talked about show is the brainchild of Tom Kapinos (who wrote four seasons of Dawson's Creek and was in search for new inspiration). David Duchovny is perfectly cast as author Hank Moody, whose life is spinning gloriously out of control as he juggles his sex and drug addictions while raising a daughter and trying to win back the love of his life. The season's smart and sassy 12 episodes will keep you entertained. The features include interviews with the cast and audio commentary on the pilot episode.
FRASIER - (Seasons 1 - 4) ***** The hilarious first season includes all 24 episodes from the smash-hit comedy series, with commentary by Executive Producers/ Creators Peter Casey and David Lee on the pilot episode, and some great featurettes (Behind the Couch - the making of Frasier, and a tour of Frasier's apartment). The extras on season three features 'The Crane brothers remember Season Three', a conversation with art director Roy Christopher; and the mystery of Maris: the breakup begins.
GAVIN & STACEY (The complete collection) ***** This is a remarkable BBC comedy-drama series you can really settled down to and watch from start to finish. Winner of two Baftas and four British comedy awards, it tells the story of Gavin (James Corden), an ordinary boy from Billericay in London, and Stacey (Ruth Gordon), an ordinary girl from Barry, South Wales. After speaking on the phone to each other every day at work for six months, they finally meet and fall in love. Two world collide head on in a hilarious series of adventures as Gavin and Stacey try desperately to keep their relationship going, despite the odds. Seperated by a long bridge and a toll gate, they are up against Gavin's parents, Stacey's mom and Uncle Bryn and best mates Nessa and Smithy. You will fall hopelessly in love with these characters, who are brought to life by first rate British actors. It was written by Janes Cordon and Ruth Gordon and directed by Christine Gernon. The DVD includes Series 1, 2 and 3, as well as the Christmas Special, and has some great Bonus Features, including outtakes and some of the actors' favourite scenes.
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (Season One) **** A delightful and charming love story in reverse. Filled with romance and first rate comedy, it tells of Ted (Josh Radnor) and how he fell in love. When his best friends (Jason Segel and Alyson Hannigan) decide to tie the knot, it sparks the search for his own Miss Right. Helping him on his quest is his bar-hopping "wing-man" Barney (Neil Patrick Harris), a confirmed bachelor with plenty of wild schemes for picking up women. Ted's sights are set on the charming and independent Robin (Cobie Smulders), but destiny may have something different in mind. Told through a series of flashbacks, Ted recalls his single days, the highs and lows of dating and the search for true love. The series is on 3 discs and the features include audio commentaries on selected episodes, a 'video yearbook' featurette and outtakes.
THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMAN - The Complete Collection ***** Four extraordinary British actors, comedians and writers are The League of Gentleman, playing over 60 male and female characters in this BBC series. The collection of six discs include all three series and a Christmas Special, offering strange and shocking stories. Sensitive viewers beware, this is dark comedy at its darkest hour. The zany characters include a local transvestite taxi driver, a veterinary surgeon who is cursed, and two frightening and insane shopkeepers. Features: Series One has over 20 minutes of Unseen material and cast and director commentary; Series Two has cast and director commentary and 20 minutes of unseen footage; Series Three has over two hours of Bonus material, including commentary, outtakes and deleted scenes; the Christmas Special has a documentary 'Tales from Behind the Crypt', commentary and out-takes.
LITTLE BRITAIN (Season 1 & 2) ***** Described as 'the funniest sketch show in years', and 'easily the finniest thing on TV', this BAFTA winning show is written by and stars Matt Lucas and David Walliams, also featuring Anthony Head, and the voice of Tom Baker. You can take a journey round Little Britain and meet some zany characters, including juvenile delinquent Vicky Pollard, Daffyd Thomas, who claims to be the only gay in his village, and a government official who has a mad crush on the Prime Minister. This is very risky indeed! Sensitive and squeamish viewers should be warned. The features on season one includes commentary on selected episodes, a behind the scenes documentary, live sketches, and deleted scenes with commentary. The extras on the season two double-disc edition includes commentary on all six episodes, deleted scenes, and some fun features.
LITTLE BRITAIN - The Complete Third Series ***** (Two disc Edition) The third series of this wacky multi-award-winning British comedy show makes a welcome return. All your favourites are back and guaranteed to challenge your sense of humour. There's also some fantastic new creations: Dudley and his Thai bride Ting Tong, sweet old lady Mrs Emery and Bubbles de Vere's ex-husband Roman and his new wife, ex-Olympic gymnast Desiree. Written by and starring Matt Lucas and David Walliams, it features guest appearances by Richard and Judy and Imelda Staunton, with voice over narration by Tom Baker. Features: Deleted scenes, commentaries on all episodes, The South Bank show, and much more. Read more about the first two series
LITTLE BRITAIN LIVE **** After three award-winning television series, Matt Lucas and David Walliams took Little Britain on the road. On the biggest comedy tour ever, they played over 200 sell-out shows to nearly a million people, receiving rapturous acclaim from both the press and the public. The triumphant tour culminated with this amazing performance at the Blackpool Opera House in May 2006. The show welcomed the return of guest stars Anthony Head and Ruth Jones and features all the favourite characters, as well as brand new sketches. Bonus features includes 'Making the show', deleted scenes, commentaries by Matt Lucas and David Walliams, an exclusive Lou and Andy in Blackpool sketch, and 'Little Britain's Big Swim and deleted scenes.
LITTLE BRITAIN USA ***** Fans of Little Britain are in for the viewing of a lifetime with this hilarious series that crowns the unbelievable talent of first rate British comedians Matt Lucas and David Walliams as they unleash their favourite characters (as well as some new comic monstrosities) on the world. Be warned that this is comedy at its most outrageous and wicked, and most definitely not for the straight laced or weak hearted. It is a match made in heaven, with HBO taking on the daring task of upping the comedy to its maximum with this brilliant satirical dissection of society, in particular the American and British ways of looking at life.The British invasion includes fan favourites like the trash talking delinquent Vicky Pollard, 'Fat Figher' Marjorie Dawes, amorous Prime Minister Sebastian Love, feminine seductress Bubbles Devere, and off course, the great pretender Andy and his clueless Lou.Of the new characters, there's the side-splitting hilarity of gym buddies Mark and Tom (be prepared for a really wicked exploration of male sexuality); the fabulous potty-mouthed Ellie Grace and some really disgusting manipulations of a mistress by her faithful dog companion. If this is not enough, it features an outstanding host of special guests that include Sting (being assaulted by Britain's favourite transvestite), Rosie O'Donnel accosted by Marjorie Dawes, and Paul Rudd being insulted by Sebastian Love when he interferes with his obsessive relationship with the American President (played by Harry Lennix).The only unfortunate aspect of the series is that it only includes six episodes, although there is a superb making of featurette as well as a hilarious gag reel and some terrific deleted scenes. If you want to really escape from it all take the plunge into the sketch comedy sensation of Little Britain. And if this is your first encounter with the zany and totally crazed Lucas and Walliams, make sure to explore their comic genius with their Little Britain series. You won't regret it.
MY NAME IS EARL (Season One) ***** This is one series you will be watching more than once. This hilarious satire stars Jason Lee in the title role of a an ordinary man who discovers Karma and how his discovery changes his life and the lives of those around him. He discovers that when you do something bad, it has a way of coming back and biting you in the butt! Hoping to turn his life around, Earl's got a lengthy list of detestable deeds to make up for, and hopes to right his wrong doings. The first season includes all 24 episodes. The bonus features include audio commentary on selected episodes; deleted scenes, and a side-splitting blooper gag reel entitled 'Karma is a funny thing'.
SCRUBS (Seasons 1 - 3) ***** Check into the surreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital where the staff is bizarre and the laughter is contagious. Zach Braff (Garden State) and his fellow new medical residents weave their way through each unpredictable day with hilarious results. This groundbreaking show is not your usual medical drama, but a quirky and wicked journey. It is one of those sitcoms that grows on you. Features on season two includes audio commentaries, outtakes, deleted scenes, and making of featurettes; and the extras on season three include A one-on-one with John McGinley, a featurette on Music's role in the show, exclusive deleted scenes and hilarious outtakes, and behind the scenes stories and jokes.
SEINFELD - (SEASONS 1 - 6) ***** One of the best sitcoms of all time is now yours on DVD, with superb features, behind the scenes information and interview. Features on the other seasons include two deleted scenes, bloopers, commentaries, and much more
UGLY BETTY (Season 3) ***** With this third-season boxed set (24 episodes, plus bonus material, on six discs), Ugly Betty continues one of television's most adroit balancing acts. Is the series, which chronicles the urban adventures of young Betty Suarez (American Ferrera), the archetypal fish out of water making her way through the cutthroat world of high fashion, a comedy? A nighttime soap opera? A serious drama? Well, yes. There are a lot of other words to describe it--outrageous, flamboyant, tender, absurd, cartoony, poignant, arch, bright, kinetic--but most of all, Ugly Betty remains compulsively watchable because it's entertaining, pure and simple. Ugly Betty is beautifully crafted--it's well-written, nicely acted, and deftly edited, and the bonus material (deleted scenes, episode commentary, bloopers, etc.) is fine (newcomers will be grateful for the "starter kit," which introduces the major characters and storylines). One wonders, though, how long it can sustain itself. If Betty finally blossoms into "normality," the show's over; but if the emphasis on cutesy quirks continues, there's sure to be some shark-jumping in the near future. Stay tuned for further developments.
WEEDS - Season One **** A provocative and challenging satire from Showtime that turns suburban lifestyles inside out. Featuring Golden Globe winner Mary-Louise Parker as a woman who faces sudden widowhood and poverty, it tells of how she becomes a 'marijuana dealer' to keep her kids in suburbia. The bonus features include commentaries on selected episodes, a 'Smoke and Mirrors' mockumentary on Marijuana, and behind the scenes featurettes.
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