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George Gently: The Complete Collection

In this acclaimed BBC detective drama based on the novels of Alan Hunter, Tony nominee Martin Shaw stars as Inspector George Gently, North of England’s most upstanding detective. Assisted by his trusted partner, Detective Inspector John Bacchus (Lee Ingleby), George Gently investigates menacing crimes and confront the social and political changes rumbling through the country in the mid-1960s.

This complete collection includes all 25 feature-length mysteries with such notable guest stars as Richard Armitage, Phil Davis, Kevin Whately, Helen Baxendale, Mark Gatiss, Mark Williams, Eamonn Walker, Jemma Redgrave, and Warren Clarke, with Lisa McGrillis later joining the team as forward-thinking constable Rachel Coles.

Extras include behind-the-scenes featurettes; interviews with Martin Shaw, plus Series 7 guest actors; 10-page booklet with historical information about the 1960s; text interviews with Martin Shaw, Lee Ingleby, and writer/executive producer Peter Flannery; production notes from producer Johann Knobel; historical facts about 1964 and 1969; and a photo gallery.

 

Normal

Written by FOG! contributor Lenny Schwartz comes Normal, a contemporary psychological thriller. Jim, a lonely, troubled young man who works as an apartment superintendent, who unfortunately keeps reliving his tortured past. Through a series of flashbacks, and interactions with his mysterious tenants, we not only learn of Jim’s dark secrets, but also what it means to be normal. The answers Jim finds in his journey shatter his perceptions of the past, as well as his fragile grip on reality.

 

Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In: The Complete Series

Hosted by Dan Rowan and Dick Martin, this groundbreaking variety show was a fast-moving barrage of jokes, one-liners, running skits, and musical numbers.

A group of regulars–Goldie Hawn, Lily Tomlin, Jo Anne Worley, Ruth Buzzi, Arte Johnson, Henry Gibson, Judy Carne, Alan Sues, Chelsea Brown, and Gary Owens–plus frequent guests like Barbara Feldon, Flip Wilson and Don Rickles left a lasting impression on America.

Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In: The Complete Series includes every episode from all six seasons, including exclusive new bonus features and an exclusive bonus DVD and exclusive bonus features only available in this collection including the 25th Anniversary Cast Reunion, Bloopers, plus interviews with Lily Tomlin, Executive Producer and Creator, George Schlatter, Dick Martin, Gary Owens, Ruth Buzzi, and many others. The set also includes Laugh-In Memories, a collectible memory book filled with jokes, pictures from the show, behind-the-scenes photos, and a note from producer and creator, George Schlatter.

 

Despicable Me/Despicable Me 2/Despicable Me 3: 3-Movie Collection

The characters beloved by everyone – Gru, his wife Lucy, their three adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions provide hours of family fun in this heartwarmingly subversive comedy trilogy.

Includes:

Despicable Me
Vying to be one of the ‘World’s Greatest Villain,’ Gru and his crew of hilarious Minions plot the crime of the century: steal the moon – but he meets his match when three little girls steal his heart.

Despicable Me 2
Just as Gru has given up being super-bad to be a super-dad, the Anti-Villain League recruits him and the Minions to track down a new criminal mastermind and save the world.

Despicable Me 3
Faced with unemployment, incarcerated Minions, a long-lost twin, and his most formidable villain to date, Gru has to decided if he should save the day or go back to bed.

 

Joe Versus The Volcano

Laughs erupt when Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan fall in love – and fall in lava – in Joe Versus the Volcano, a stylish comedy written and directed by Moonstruck Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley. This first teaming of the peerless stars of Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail follows the follies of a stressed-out guy (Hanks) in a dead-end job who is told he has a terminal “brain cloud.” A zany jillionaire (Lloyd Bridges) makes him an offer that gives him a fleeting taste of the good life. In exchange, he must journey to a Pacific island and leap into a volcano. Is Joe doomed to be the last of the red-hot lovers? Not if the forces of imagination, romance and the charm of Ryan in three roles as the women in Joe’s life have their way.

 

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

From the creators of Batman: The Animated Series comes DC’s first feature length animated film and the best Batman film ever made. Mask of The Phantasm explores the past and present of the Dark Knight.

When the city’s most feared gangsters are systematically eliminated, the Caped Crusader is blamed. But prowling the Gotham night is a shadowy new villain, the Phantasm, a sinister figure with some link to Batman’s past. Can the Dark Knight elude the police, capture the Phantasm and clear his own name? Unmasking the Phantasm is just one of the twists in this dazzling animated feature. Discover revelations about Batman’s past, his arch rival the Joker and Batman’s most grueling battle ever — the choice between his love for a beautiful woman and his vow to be the defender of right.

 

Riverdale: The Complete First Season Blu-ray

As the school year begins, Riverdale’s residents are reeling from the news of golden boy Jason Blossom’s shocking death – an event that reveals many secrets bubbling just beneath the surface of this once-idyllic town. All-American teen Archie Andrews grapples with whether to come forward with scandalous information about the day Jason disappeared. Girl-next-door Betty Cooper carries a hopeless torch for Archie, while fallen-from-grace socialite Veronica Lodge instantly sparks with him. Cheryl Blossom reacts to the death of her twin brother by tightening her grip on the River Vixens, while neo-beatnik Jughead Jones sits in a booth at Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe, trying to make sense of his darkening town. Riverdale puts a subversive spin on the iconic world of Archie Comics in thirteen sexy, smart and mysterious episodes.

 

Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series Special Edition

One of the most groundbreaking and influential television series of all time, the new showtime series picks up twenty-five years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town were stunned when their homecoming queen Laura Palmer was shockingly murdered. The new Twin Peaks is written and produced by series creators and executive producers David Lynch and Mark Frost and is directed entirely by David Lynch. This collection includes all 18 parts of the Showtime series, plus a wealth of exclusive, behind-the-scenes special features that will show fans what’s behind the red curtain and the making of this extraordinary television event.

 

Thanks for the Memories: The Bob Hope Specials Deluxe Box Set

Bob Hope, America’s greatest entertainer of the 20th century, is celebrated in the most complete collection of his television specials ever available Join Bob and his legendary guest stars for more than 38 hours of specials, including Bob’s historic shows entertaining the troops around the globe. Taken from over 250 network specials, many in support of the U.S. Armed Forces, this DVD collection is filled with comedy, music, dancing, movie stars, and, of course, Bob’s memorable monologues. Included are 40 Bob Hope Specials, including 21 that have not been seen since their original broadcasts, including guest stars John Wayne, Bing Crosby, Raquel Welch, Desi Arnaz, Jack Benny, Don Rickles, Barbra Streisand, George Burns, Dean Martin, Ann-Margret, Lucille Ball, Steve McQueen, Lola Falana, Tom Jones, Carol Burnett, Angie Dickinson, Andy Williams, Lana Turner, Jayne Mansfield, Redd Foxx, Zsa Zsa Gabor and many others.

This is the most complete collection of Bob Hope specials ever assembled. The set also includes a 32-page memory book commemorating Bob Hope’s life and career with rare photos and stories, The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts DVD featuring the roast of Bob Hope by Jimmy Stewart, Jack Benny, Milton Berle, Don Rickles, John Wayne, and many more; Memories of World War II with Bob and colleagues looking back at the war and Shanks for the Memory, showcasing Bob’s love of golf with historic clips. Also included is Hope For The Holidays, which includes several Christmas TV specials.

 

One Day At A Time: The Complete Series

This is it! The One You’ve Been Waiting For! Bonnie Franklin, Mackenzie Phillips, and Valerie Bertinelli star in One Day At A Time, the lively and liberated sitcom classic developed by Norman Lear, the television legend behind All In The Family, Maude, The Jeffersons, and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.

One Day At A Time follows Ann Romano (Franklin), an independent woman who transplants herself and her two daughters (rebellious Julie (Phillips) and smart aleck Barbara (Bertinelli) to Indianapolis in search of a new life. Moving into an apartment under the watchful eye and ever-present swagger of the building’s quirky superintendent Schneider (Pat Harrington), the Romano women muddle through life, love, and laughs as they discover their own potential.

One of the most successful sitcoms of the 1970s and 1980s, One Day At A Time ran for nine hilarious and heartfelt seasons, won three Golden Globe Awards, and is finally available as a complete series set! With over 200 episodes, you’re in for hours of laughter with the Romanos … so go and have a ball!

 

Adventures of Captain Marvel Serial: Special Edition

One of the Greatest Serials of All Time! Considered by many to be the finest serial ever made, Adventures of Captain Marvel chronicles the exploits of Captain Marvel (Tom Tyler), the world’s mightiest mortal, as he combats the Scorpion, a hooded villain intent on obtaining six optical lenses that turn ordinary stones into gold! Highlighting the serial are the fabulous flying sequences by Republic’s ace special effects team, Howard Lydecker and Theodore Lydecker. Combining a wired dummy photographed against real backgrounds in natural sunlight, with spectacular take-off leaps and landings supplied by action ace David Sharpe, the final effects are still as fascinating today as they were in 1941. Adventures of Captain Marvel marked the very first time a comic book superhero’s exploits were transferred to the silver screen, and the resulting 12-chapter serial has yet to be equaled in excitement and entertainment. Directed by the great team of William Witney and John English, responsible for making some of the greatest serials of all time including the legendary Daredevils of the Red Circle. Includes commentary and booklet essay.

 

Justice League Action: Season 1 Part 1

Witness the Justice League like never before in this all-new animated series where the pace is quick, the action is relentless and the fun is non-stop! The “Trinity” of DC’s Justice League- Superman (voiced by Jason J. Lewis), Batman (Kevin Conroy) and Wonder Woman (Rachel Kimsey) – are joined by a galaxy of rotating allies and enemies like John Constantine, Zatanna, Booster Gold, Plastic Man, Lobo, Mr. Freeze, Black Adam and Swamp Thing. The Super Heroes must battle enemies that include space invaders and bizarre forces of magic as they try to defend Earth from Super-Villains intent on destroying the planet. No matter the threat, the Justice League is ready for the challenge.

The two-disc Justice League Action: Season 1 Part 1 is packed with a star-studded acting roster, including Mark Hamill (The Joker, Swamp Thing), nine-time Emmy Award winner Carl Reiner (The Wizard), Emmy & Golden Globe winner James Woods (Lex Luthor), two-time Emmy winner Jon Cryer (Felix Faust), Golden Globe winner Christian Slater (Deadshot), Sean Astin (Shazam), Ken Jeong (Toyman), Diedrich Bader (Booster Gold), Andy Richter (Chronos), Jake T. Austin (Blue Beetle), Mena Suvari (Killer Frost), Lacey Chabert (Zatanna), Jerry O’Connell (The Atom), and Patton Oswalt (Space Cabbie). Casting also includes some clever nods to fanboy favorites of TV and film, like Michael Dorn (Atrocitus), Armin Shimerman (Zilius Zox), Peter Stormare (Mr. Freeze), Noel Fisher (Klarion the Witch Boy), Jasika Nicole (Vixen), Khary Payton (Cyborg), Robert Picardo (Harvey Dent/Two-Face).

 

The Pink Panther Collection

One of the most influential comic actors of all time, with a legacy of brilliant performances in films such as Lolita, Being There, and Dr. Strangelove, Academy Award nominee Peter Sellers is well-remembered for his iconic role as Inspector Clouseau, whom he first portrayed in The Pink Panther.

Audiences adored the bumbling detective, and a phenomenon was born. The movies showcase a magical combination of Blake Edwards’ masterful directing, writing, and producing skills; Peter Sellers’ hilarious verbal and physical antics as Clouseau; sparkling performances from, among others, series staples Herbert Lom, Burt Kwouk, André Maranne, and Graham Stark; Academy Award winner Henry Mancini’s sophisticated and slinky musical scores; and glorious animated opening and closing credits starring that fantastic feline – the Pink Panther. Extras include new interviews with cast and crew members, audio commentaries, rare theatrical trailers, TV spots, featurettes and stills galleries.

Includes the films:

The Pink Panther: In this first film of the beloved comic series, dashing European thief Sir Charles Lytton (David Niven) plans to steal a diamond, but he’s not the only one with his eyes on the famous jewel known as the “Pink Panther.” His nephew George (Robert Wagner) also aims to make off with the gem, and to frame Charles for the crime. Blundering French police inspector Jacques Clouseau (Peter Sellers) intercedes, but finds his career — and his freedom — jeopardized.

A Shot In The Dark: Inspector Clouseau is called to a house where a murder was committed and finds that every clue points to the beautiful maid, Maria. As more people are killed, each set of clues always points to Maria, and Closeau continues to release her and escort her around town.

The Return of the Pink Panther: After he lets a robbery transpire right under his nose, the ever-bumbling Inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers) is suspended by Chief Inspector Dreyfus (Herbert Lom). But, when the famed Pink Panther diamond is stolen from the National Museum in Lugash, the Shah requests Clouseau’s assistance, and he’s reinstated. Clouseau quickly concludes that the thief must be the infamous Phantom, against whom he has a grudge, but the inspector’s instincts are, as usual, wrong.

The Pink Panther Strikes Again: Just released from a mental hospital, Charles Dreyfus (Herbert Lom) intends to off Inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers), a former underling whose blundering drove the lawman around the bend. Dreyfus captures a scientist, ordering him to create a weapon that will destroy the planet, and threatens world leaders with annihilation unless they hand over his nemesis. Meanwhile, Clouseau goes to England to look for the vanished scientist, and his obliviousness turns out to be an asset.

Revenge of the Pink Panther: When French drug kingpin Philippe Douvier (Robert Webber) learns that he’s losing the respect of New York mob bosses, he decides to murder Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Peter Sellers) to regain his reputation. After a case of mistaken identity, Clouseau is declared dead, much to the delight of his former boss, Charles Dreyfus (Herbert Lom). When Clouseau reemerges, he teams up with Douvier’s ex-lover, Simone LeGree (Dyan Cannon), to break up the drug trafficking operation.

Trail of the Pink Panther: This sequel finds Chief Inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers) being summoned to the country of Lugash to investigate another robbery of the eponymous diamond. After developing some disguises, Clouseau embarks by plane and mysteriously vanishes en route. Hoping to solve the conundrum, enterprising journalist Marie Jouvet (Joanna Lumley) interviews those closest to Clouseau, including his father (Richard Mulligan), his boss (Herbert Lom) and his old nemesis, Sir Charles Litton (David Niven).

 

Porky Pig 101


That’s NOT all, folks! Warner Bros. first cartoon superstar, everyone’s favorite pantless porcine, Porky Pig, takes center stage. From his humble beginnings as the breakout star of a schoolhouse talent show in I Haven’t Got a Hat to his slimmer, slaphappy sidekick stage alongside Daffy Duck in Porky Pig’s Feat, across Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes, in two-strip Technicolor and scintillating black and white, Porky’s ascent from rascally school gang member to superstar spokespig is fully on display in this 5-disc, 101-cartoon (plus some bonuses) collection. Presented in chronological order, with key commentaries by noted animation scholars and superfans on select shorts of significance, this tome contains all the ‘toons you need to become a true professor of Porky Pig-ology.

 

The Red Skelton Hour IN COLOR Deluxe Edition

Red Skelton was a brilliant performer, a passionate patriot, and a master of simple, classic comedy. Now you can let Red entertain you any time you like with over 65 hours of hilarious, heart-warming humor. All the legendary comedians, incredible music, and classic characters can be yours to enjoy with the whole family. The 22 DVDs include the best of Red’s Early Years, 31 never-before-released color episodes and Red’s complete final season. Extras include a full-length biography of Red with rare home movies and intimate interviews, a bonus DVD of Red’s Farewell Specials including a Christmas special and a beautiful Memory Book giving you a closer look at how Red’s most beloved characters came to life.

 

The Brady Bunch: A Very Brady Christmas


In this made-for-TV movie, the characters from the beloved Brady Bunch television series return home to spend the holidays together. All grown up with families of their own, the kids all return to take part in the Brady Christmas reunion. All of the original stars (except Susan Olson’s Cindy who has been recast with Jennifer Runyon), of the original television series appeared in this special that might be one of the greatest examples of bad taste as seen during the Eighties.

 

Just Shoot Me!: The Complete Series

From Steven Levitan, the co-creator of Modern Family, comes Just Shoot Me!, about the inner workings of Blush, a high-style magazine owned by Jack Gallo (George Segal), who has hired his quick-tempered but talented daughter, Maya (Laura San Giacomo), to write for the publication. Challenging her at every turn is Nina (Wendie Malick), a vain and superficial former model. Then there’s photographer Elliot (Enrico Colantoni), a man who is very popular with his portrait subjects as well as other women. Completing the core staff is her father’s assistant, Dennis (David Spade), a glorified secretary who is generally disrespectful to one and all. This complete series collection features all 148 episodes from the series’ seven brilliant seasons. Extras include commentaries, interviews, and gallery.

 

Westworld: Season One: The Maze

Created for television by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy and based on the film written by best-selling author Michael Crichton, Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin – exploring a world in which every human appetite, not matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged. Exploring what it means to be human through the eyes of the lifelike AI “hosts” in the park, the series investigates the boundaries of an exotic world set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past. Meticulously crafted and artfully designed. Westworld offers its guests an unparalleled, immersive world where they have the freedom to become who they’ve always wanted to be – or who they never knew they were. No rules, no laws, no judgment. Live without limits. Westworld stars Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Luke Hemsworth, Jimmi Simpson, Tessa Thompson, Rodrigo Santoro and Clifton Collins Jr.

 

Friday Night Lights – The Complete Series

When they struggled, we held our breath. When they lost, we felt their pain. And when they won, we cheered them on again and again.

Coach Eric Taylor is the newest hire at a small town high school in Dillon, Texas. After a series of events leading to his release, Taylor is forced to build a football team from the ground up at the rival high school. His wife Tami, high school principal, faces scrutiny of her own as she takes constant blame from angry parents. But even through the hardships at work, challenges at home with teen daughter Julie, and endless drama, only one thing matters: Friday night.

Through five extraordinary seasons, the residents of Dillon, Texas, kept viewers captivated with the small-town struggles, victories, and heartbreaks that resonated across America with breathtaking realness, and made Friday Night Lights, a Primetime Emmy award-winning drama. Relive the spirit of this small town with a big heart: from the pride and pitfalls of high school football to the intimate relationships between lovers, parents and friends. Based on the 1990 nonfiction book by H. G. Bissinger, Friday Night Lights starred Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Aimee Teegarden, Taylor Kitsch, Jesse Plemons, Minka Kelly, Adrianne Palicki, Scott Porter Matt Lauria, Zach Gilford, Derek Phillips, Gaius Charles and Michael B. Jordan.

 

Superman The Movie: Extended Cut & 2-Film Collection Special Edition

Decades before blockbuster Extended Cuts were common, Superman proved a true “Man of Tomorrow.” Superman: The Movie received an ahead-of-its-time makeover for its television premiere – nearly 40 more minutes of story, creating a two-night television event. Audiences had already been swept off their feet by Christopher Reeve’s Last Son of Krypton, and now there was more to enjoy. Unseen in decades, this version is paired here with Richard Donner’s definitive vision of his film, the Special Edition Director’s Cut (2000), to create a supersized celebration of Metropolis’ favorite son that preserves the director’s intent while feeding superfan demands. Packed with special features including commentary, screen tests; restored scenes; additional scenes; additional music cues; and music-only track, Superman: The Movie continues to be the comic book movie all others are measured against.

 

A Town Called Panic: The Collection

Take a trip to A Town Called Panic, the acclaimed cult comedy phenomenon featuring Cowboy, Indian and Horse, three plastic toys sent on strange and hilarious adventures in two award-winning new specials.

Cowboy and Indian are always up to some harebrained scheme, with Horse left to clean up the mess. In Christmas Panic, their out-of-control antics lead Horse to call Santa and cancel the presents. But the boys figure they can still save Christmas … if they break into their neighbor’s house to steal his yule log! In Back to School Panic, a class quiz promises a fantastic prize, but only Pig knows the answer. Cowboy and Indian use a special shrinking potion to sneak into Pig’s brain, where they discover a bacon-packed world that is more than they bargained for.

Together, the films continue the brilliant, over-the-top visual gags and slapstick comedy that have made the series a beloved favorite for all ages.

 

Innocent Blood

This ghoul just wants to have fun! She also wants an occasional bad guy to sink her fangs into – because she never, ever takes Innocent Blood.

Anne Parillaud is Marie, a vampire who imperils Pittsburgh when she fails to kill off one of her victims, mob boss Sal Macelli (Robert Loggia). Sal realizes what a lucky stiff he is: a vampire with deadly powers! If Marie and her undercover cop boyfriend (Anthony LaPaglia) can’t stop the mobster’s new “family” of goons, Pittsburgh will be the pits. As in his An American Werewolf in London, director John Landis saw in Michael Wolk’s script many “possibilities to be outrageous” – and transforms them into outrageous screen reality. With more than two minutes of never-seen-in-the-US footage, Innocent Blood is ready to drain you like never before!

 

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

Picking up nine years after we last ​dropped in on the whimsical Connecticut town, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life finds each of our ​leading ladies at a major crossroad. Nearly 10 years after the original series ended, is here. Lorelai (Lauren Graham) still runs the Dragonfly Inn, and now lives with Luke (Scott Patterson). Her daughter, Rory (Alexis Bledel), now 32, juggles career complications and ex-boyfriends, while matriarch Emily (Kelly Bishop) adjusts to widowed life. In four memorable chapters studded with drop-ins by quirky Stars Hollow friends, the Gilmores confront long-standing unresolved issues, going head-to-head with passionate heart-to-hearts. This stirring, smart and emotional revival is both familiar and full of surprises.

 

Green Acres: The Complete Series

Green Acres is the place to be! Revisit your favorite friends from Hooterville with Green Acres, the classic sitcom finally available to you in a complete series collection!

Oliver Douglas (Academy Award nominee Eddie Albert) is a well-read lawyer who has had enough of the hustle and bustle of New York, so he pulls up stakes to settle down in a more pastoral setting … much to the dismay of his glamorous wife Lisa (Eva Gabor), who’s more accustomed to life in The Big Apple than on a small farm. Having said “goodbye, city life”, the Douglases must contend with their new surroundings: a bucolic world of slapstick, silliness, and the inimitable Arnold Ziffel. Includes All 170 Episodes Of Farm-To-Table Homespun Hilarity and extras including pilot episode commentary by pop culture historian Russell Dyball, Interview with Eddie Albert From The Dick Cavett Show (Audio Only), Interview with Eddie Albert from The Danny Kaye Show and select “Granby’s Green Acres” original radio shows.

 

The Strain: The Complete Series

From Guillermo del Toro, Carlton Cuse and Chuck Hogan comes a chillingly original series. When a freak virus tracing back to ancient vampirism strikes New York, it gives rise to bloodthirsty human hybrids. Hoping to destroy the creatures and the evil “Master” behind the outbreak, the CDC’s Dr. “Eph” Goodweather (Corey Stoll) develops a deadly bio weapon. Teaming with a mysterious Holocaust survivor (David Bradley), and searching clues found in an ancient book, Eph races against time – amidst great personal loss – in an effort to save humanity, in this thrilling, post-apocalyptic story. All four blood-curdling seasons are here, packed with special features and in-depth behind-the-scenes access. Includes all 46 episodes.

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