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All four Picard/Data/Worf “Star Trek” movies on Blu-ray, $61.99 last year and $35.95 last month, are selling at an all-time low of $24.96 (64% Off!!) $6.24 per Blu motion picture!!

The complete Blu-ray for Ken Burns’ miniseries “The War,” $149.99 in March and $79.85 last week, is selling (this week only) at an all-time low of $54.99 (58% Off!!)

The complete “Pallisers” collection, $124.99 in 2010 and $112.00 last week, are selling (this week only) at an all-time low of $41.49 (67% Off!!)


Amazon has the brand spanking new third season of “Community” -- the last overseen by series mastermind Dan Harmon and the one introducing John Goodman as Greendale’s terrifying vice dean of air conditioning repair -- arrives today on Amazon at only $19.96. (It’s $31.86 over at DeepDiscountDVD.)

The first two seasons of “Mr. Show” (starring Bob “Breaking Bad” Odenkirk, David “Arrested Development” Cross, Mary-Lynn “24” Rajskub, and Sarah “The Sarah Silverman Program” Silverman), $29.99 in 2008 and $14.49 last month, is now $7.41!! (70% Off!!)

The complete-series set for “Land of the Lost,” $46.99 in 2010 and $31.99 in November, is for the moment $14.22!! (64% Off!!)


New This Week


When I heard the title I immediately flashed back to Tony Scott’s 1990 Kevin Costner/Madeleine Stowe movie. Turns out Stowe is a major character in this “Revenge” too, even if she is playing the Anthony Quinn role.

A distaff “Count of Monte Cristo” set in The Hamptons, ABC’s “Revenge” is the brainchild of Mike Kelley, who wrote for “Providence,” “One Tree Hill” and “The OC” before he created “Swingtown.” The new series is about a hot young woman who uses an unexpected inheritance and a new identity in her quest for payback against the wealthy people she blames for the long-ago ruin of her late, beloved father.

It stars the fabulous Emily Van Camp of “Everwood” and “Brothers & Sisters” fame.

The scenery is pretty but the dialogue gets pretty awful and the characters aren’t terribly nuanced. I didn’t hate “Revenge” the way I hated, say, ABC’s new “Charlie’s Angels,” but I was never tempted with the second episode.

The critics were all over the place:

AOL says:

... it's just not that good. You're fully ready for to indulge your less noble instincts, but the whole thing is just sort of tasteless and bland. ... seems like it got lost on the way to the CW, or ABC Family, or some network that requires glossy, predictable soaps that don't ask much of the viewer except a high tolerance for colorless dialogue, uncomplicated plots and transparent motivations. …

TV Guide says:

... overwritten, contrived ...

The New York Times says:

... just enough campy suspense to be enjoyable. ...

The Los Angeles Times says:

... As is often the case with melodrama, I find "Revenge" essentially unconvincing and also quite likable. At times, it has something of the sound and silliness of kids playing at being sophisticated adults. ...

The Washington Post says:

... campy and kinda fun....

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says:

.... the pace is often undermined by a one-two punch of bad dialogue delivered poorly. …

The San Francisco Chronicle says:

... has enough meaty characters and plot possibilities to keep it going for years. ...

The Boston Herald says:

... not-quite-camp, never-convincing ...

The Boston Globe says:

… delightfully frivolous …

USA Today says:

... The show looks great, and it often sounds good, particularly when Emily is delivering a line we know is nasty but her victim doesn't. ...

The Hollywood Reporter says:

... Intriguing and genuinely fun – though you worry about its long-term appeal ...

Variety says:

... doesn't quite pop, even with an opening murder to set the wheels in motion. Although the show incorporates the symbol for infinity, in terms of timelines, earning a full season order provides a more pressing concern. … there are traces of "Desperate Housewives" in "Revenge's" DNA, ABC's latest serial feels oh-so-last decade, which, particularly in the Hamptons, is about as thematically stylish as wearing white after Labor Day.

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Boardwalk Empire 2.x (Blu-ray)
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Injustice: The Complete Miniseries
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Looney Tunes Chuck Jones: Mouse Chronicles


Looney Tunes Chuck Jones: Mouse Chronicles (Blu-ray)
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Poirot 6.x (Blu-ray)
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Grey's Anatomy 8.x
Grounded For Life: The Complete Series
The Haunting Hour Vol. 1
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How To Make It In America 2.x


How To Make It In America 2.x (Blu-ray)
Hung 3.x


Hung 3.x (Blu-ray)
Ninja Turtles: Next Mutation Vol. 1
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The Office 8.x (Blu-ray)


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Thriller: 10 Episodes
Tom & Jerry: Tricks and Treats
2 Broke Girls 1.x


2 Broke Girls 1.x (Blu-ray)

September 11
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters 3.x
Absolutely Fabulous: 20th Anniversary Specials
The Big Bang Theory 5.x
The Big Bang Theory 5.x (Blu-ray)
Blue Bloods 2.x


Doctor Who: Planet of Giants


Doctor Who: Vengeance of Varos
Goosebumps: One Day At Horrorland/Go Eat Worms!
Hammer House of Horror
Kojak 5.x
Power Rangers Samurai: Monster Bash Halloween Special
Private Practice 5.x
Psych: Psych-O-Ween
Spartacus 2.x


Spartacus 2.x (Blu-ray)


Terra Nova: The Complete Series


30 Rock 6.x
Up All Night 1.x
The Vampire Diaries 3.x
The Vampire Diaries 3.x (Blu-ray)

September 18
Army Wives 6.x
Body Of Proof 2.x
Castle 4.x


Get A Life: The Complete Series
Hawaii Five-0
Hawaii Five-0 (Blu-ray)
Inspector Lewis 5.x
Man Vs. Wild: Close Calls
The Mentalist 4.x
Modern Family 3.x
Modern Family 3.x (Blu-ray)
Rawhide 5.x
The Real McCoys 1.x-6.x
Suburgatory 1.x
Supernatural 7.x
Supernatural 7.x (Blu-ray)
Whiplash: The Complete Series

September 25
American Horror Story 1.x
American Horror Story 1.x (Blu-ray)


Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Vol. 5
Berenstain Bears: Spooky Stories
CatDog 2.x Vol. 2
Charlie's Angels: The Complete Five-Season Series
CSI 12.x
CSI 12-Season Pack
CSI Miami 10.x
CSI NY 8.x
Desperate Housewives 8.x
Desperate Housewives: The Complete Series
Elvira's Movie Macabre: Bloody Madness
Family Guy Vol. 10
G.I. Joe Renegades 1.x (Blu-ray)
G.I. Joe Renegades 1.x Vol. 2
Gossip Girl 5.x
Iron Man: Armored Adventures 2.x Vol. 2
Key & Peele 1.x
Key & Peele 1.x (Blu-ray)
Lawless Years: The Complete Series
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 13.x
Portlandia 2.x


Portlandia 2.x (Blu-ray)


Portlandia 1.x/2.x


Rescue Me: The Complete Series
The Thick Of It 1.x-3.x
Touched By An Angel 6.x
Van Dyke and Company: The Complete Series
Wallander 3.x

October 2
Adventure Time: Jake Vs. Me-Mow
Alvin And The Chipmunks: Christmas With The Chipmunks
Batman Supervillains: Catwoman
Batman Supervillains: Killer Croc


Big John, Little John: The Complete Series <--- NEW!!
Bonanza 4.x
Downton Abbey 1.x/2.x


Downton Abbey 1.x/2.x (Blu-ray)


Happy Endings 2.x


Hart of Dixie 1.x
House: The Complete Series
How I Met Your Mother 7.x


It Takes A Thief
Magic City 1.x
Magic City 1.x (Blu-ray)


New Girl 1.x
Nikita 2.x


Nikita 2.x (Blu-ray)
90210 4.x
Rules of Engagement 6.x
Rules of Engagement 6.x (Blu-ray)


The Six Million Dollar Man 2.x
Thundercats 1.x Vol. 3
Transformers Rescue Bots: Roll to the Rescue
VR Troopers 1.x Vol. 1

October 9
Bones 7.x
Care Bears: The Original Series Collection
Combat: 20 Episodes
Doctor Who: Ambassadors of Death
Happiness Is Peanuts
Holliston 1.x
Holliston 1.x (Blu-ray)
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia 7.x
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia 7.x (Blu-ray)
The League 3.x
The League 3.x (Blu-ray)
The Lucy Show 6.x
Peanuts: Go Snoopy Go
Webster: 20 Episodes
Whitney 1.x
Yancy Derringer: The Complete Series

October 16
Alcatraz: The Complete Series


Alcatraz: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
Batman Super Villains: The Joker’s Last Laugh
Big Bad Beetleborgs 1.x Vol.1
Chappelle's Show: The Series Collection


Check It Out 1/x/2.x
Columbo: The Complete Series
DeGrassi 11.x Vol. 2
The Firm 1.x
Flashpoint 4.x
Flashpoint 4-Season Set
Gunsmoke 6.x Vol. 2
Gunsmoke 6-Season Pack


Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Vol. 2
Mad Men 5.x


Mad Men 5.x (Blu-ray)
Mr. Lucky: The Complete Series


The Office: Secret Santa Pack
Pound Puppies: Super Secret Pup Club
Power Rangers Super Samurai: Christmas Together, Friends Forever
Psych 6.x
Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales
Touch 1.x
That '70s Show 1.x/2.x <--- NEW!!
That '70s Show 2.x (Blu-ray) <--- NEW!!


Triple Terror: The Shining/It/Salem's Lot

October 23
Ernie Kovacs Collection Vol. 2
Fantasy Island 3.x


The Fugitive: The Complete Series
Law & Order: Criminal Intent 8.x
Lost Girl 1.x
Lost Girl 1.x (Blu-ray)
Meet The Browns 7.x <--- NEW!!
Perry Mason 7.x Vol. 2
Perry Mason 7-Season Pack
Peter Gunn: The Complete Series
Sanctuary: The Complete Series
Star Wars: The Clone Wars 4.x (Blu-ray)


Star Wars: The Clone Wars 4.x (Blu-ray)

October 30


All in the Family: The Complete Series
Metalocalypse 4.x
Metalocalypse 4.x (Blu-ray)
My Favorite Martian 3.x <--- NEW!!
The Streets of San Francisco 5.x

November 6
Alvin And The Chipmunks: Christmas With The Chipmunks (Blu-ray)
Entourage: The Complete Series


Entourage: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
Law & Order 11.x <--- NEW!!


Regular Show: Best DVD
SpongeBob Christmas!
SpongeBob Christmas! (Blu-ray)

November 13
The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
Doctor Who: Claws Of Axos


Friends: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
History Detectives 10.x


Lost Girl 2.x <--- NEW!!


Lost Girl 2.x (Blu-ray) <--- NEW!!
Scooby-Doo Mystery Incorporated 2.x Vol. 1

November 20


Diff'rent Strokes 4.x <--- NEW!!


Game of Thrones 1.x Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 1.x Vol. 2 <--- NEW!!

November 27
Luck 1.x


Luck 1.x (Blu-ray)

December 4
The Life and Times Of Tim 3.x

December 11


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January 15
Being Human 4.x
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  • Aug. 21, 2012, 4:41 a.m. CST

    Other than Fringe which i've already preordered...

    by rben

    there's nothing here that i need to break the bank over. (thank god cause what with Joe Kubert and Harry Harrison and Ray Bradbury's death and my need to always honor a creative person by buying their stuff) my bank account is grounding. Not to mention when i see discounted stuff in bins in stores like sprawl mart and books a million. Hope i can pay my rent next month.....(yea i might need to go on skiffys collection intervention!)

  • Aug. 21, 2012, 4:41 a.m. CST

    oh and........

    by rben


  • COMMUNITY springs to mind. I'd shell out for Blu-rays of that series but refuse to pay for standard def DVDs since I assume (perhaps incorrectly) that there'll be Blu-rays of it in the future.

  • Aug. 21, 2012, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Meet the Browns? Seriously?

    by dukeroberts

    That crap has been on for 7 seasons now?

  • Aug. 21, 2012, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Wikipedia says it only aired 5 seasons

    by dukeroberts

    5 seasons in 2 years. WTH? 140 episodes. WTH? It also said that House of Payne ran for 8 seasons over nearly 6 years with a total of 255 episodes. WTH? That's more than any other show with a black cast in TV history. They aired 62 episodes in the last season. That's crazy.

  • Aug. 21, 2012, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Steve Martin: The Television Stuff-9/18/12

    by CooperZeus

    You've missed the fact that one of the Holy Grails of home video releases is finally seeing the light of day. On 9/18 Shout! Factory is releasing all of the Steve Martin television specials in a box set!

  • Aug. 21, 2012, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Can't afford any TV right now

    by jim

    Spent my dough picking up the Digibook "Jaws" Blu-ray, along with the ones for "All Quiet on the Western Front", "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "The Man Who Would be King" (last one not part of the Universal 100th Anniversary series, but it also had a little book inside, and is as equally a brilliant film as the others so I felt like it belonged in my collection next to them).

  • Aug. 21, 2012, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Kat Dennings

    by Raptor Jesus

    A show 24 minutes long of her just standing there in a white, ribbed tank top would be better than 'Two Broke Girls'.

  • Aug. 21, 2012, 6:37 p.m. CST

    The Fugitive is at the top of my list

    by tangcameo

    Followed by Homicide. That's the great thing about your favourite shows on DVD. Collect enough of them and cable tv becomes irrelevant to you. If you miss the next good show that comes along, just wait until it comes out on DVD too.

  • Aug. 21, 2012, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Looks like they're trying to clear out the TNG movie blus

    by nyj_et

    hope the next versions have better cover art and aren't bare-bones.

  • Aug. 22, 2012, 6:31 a.m. CST


    by rben

    I just replaced my cool desktop landscape background (lillies in water with a great sunrise in back) with Jennifer staying at me with a cum hither stare. Works for me. I'll even watch crappy Anniston movie just because she's in it. what can i say. Jen's adorable. The only other pic i'd replace it with would be a naked Angelina Jolie. See what i did there? HERC, you made my day!

  • Aug. 22, 2012, 6:33 a.m. CST

    of course the image doesn't fill my destop screen

    by rben

    but you can't have everything in life.

  • Aug. 22, 2012, 6:46 a.m. CST

    also i'm growing into the grave waiting for....

    by rben

    Blake's 7 and Darkroom to come off of Region 2 European-coded DVDs and go to Region 1 for the USA population. Anyone know if any production companies have this on their schedule. HERC?

  • Aug. 22, 2012, 9:28 a.m. CST


    by The Shropshire Slasher

    Thanks for the heads up, made my day!

  • Aug. 22, 2012, 10:09 a.m. CST

    the Friends were cheap, weren't they

    by cozy

    always sleeping around, shallow, pointless lives. Glad I've never watched an episode of that trash.

  • Aug. 22, 2012, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Friends had it's funny moments...

    by Norman Colson

    But bottom line is that it kinda was shallow. bunch of white elitist hipsters who live in manhattan who lead uneventful lives, fucking each other. awwww NBC you scamp... lol. I didnt watch much friends either. seinfeld was more funny.

  • Aug. 22, 2012, 10:04 p.m. CST

    please gtfo, friends was and is a classic.

    by Balkin Flabgurter

    ill be there for you.... cus your there for me too....

  • Aug. 22, 2012, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Rachel Bilson..

    by Balkin Flabgurter

    i dont usually fall for stupid TV ploy bullshit, but that cover For "Hart of Dixie" is amazing. She is so hot, and so sexy on that cover, its almost unbelievable. Something about her face, and the rest..this is the only poster in which i would blow up and place on my living room wall as a shrine to stare at every morning and night, i cant even make any jokes about boners or masturbation, it would be too disrespectful to that beautiful angel who grace's us with her very existence. heres to you Rachel Bilson, my number one dream squeeze...

  • Aug. 23, 2012, 6:05 a.m. CST

    hey eggs hen 69, re: hearts of dixie cover....

    by rben

    do what i did with the anniston pic, put it on yer desktop as the background. it's ok, thank me later.

  • Aug. 23, 2012, 7:57 a.m. CST

    Need to get that Steve Martin set.

    by Engelhast

    I saw these once when they first aired when I was a kid and some of the stuff is still vividly imprinted upon my brain. Thanks for bringing this to my attention cooperzeus.

  • Aug. 23, 2012, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Any word on if Life & Times of Tim got renewed for a fourth season?

    by Detective_Fingerling

    Or did Tim really get crushed under the sign?

  • At the beginning of each disc Showtime runs their promo with scenes from each series. It can't be advanced or fast forwarded. For the two or three seconds that they highlight Dexter, they show the season ending cliffhanger. At first I thought it was just an edited montage, but it fit together too well. And voila. The end of the season is telegraphed at the beginning of each disc that you can't skip past. Thanks Showtime.

  • HBO did a preview on the 5th season DVD of Oz for the last season. If anyone out there has yet to see the series, DO NOT WATCH THAT FINAL SEASON PREVIEW!!! It not only gives away the fates of some characters, but actually shows a compressed version of how the series ends. Not kidding. When I watched it I figured it was just some stuff, a tease for what was to come. Nope, not a tease or red herrings, it was the highlights of the season boiled down to a couple of minutes. Murder One first season DVD - on the episode list of each disc there are quick clips from the episodes on that disc. Problem is, some of the clips are from the 4th episode on that disc, discussing revelations or events from the previous 3. Can be very spoilery. Whenever I lend the series out to people I make sure to warn them "don't watch the clips on the menu screen. Just go into the menu and click on the episode you want to watch". I only watch the special features after I've seen the season. Another gripe is making of/bloopers, etc special features scattered across 5 or 6 discs of a show's season. Either put them all on the last disc, or on a separate one. I hate having to go back and hunt them down. Worse is renting the series - In that case I'll pretty much skip any features because more often than not they will contain spoilers for the episodes on later discs.