Home Entertainment Release Recap for November 4th,...

This week finds some of the studios preparing for the holidays with some killer collections. HBO is offering up, for the first time in Blu-ray, the complete collection of THE SOPRANOS, BBC America is presenting limited edition sets of DOCTOR WHO: The Matt Smith Years and SHERLOCK: Seasons 1-3 and Acorn Media has the complete collection of Agatha Christrie’s POIROT. AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: Series 13 (2014) David Suchet Formats: Blu-ray ($59.98), DVD ($59.98) (Acorn Media) With the release of Agatha Christie’s Poirot, Series 13 in the fall of 2014, David Suchet will have completed the unsurpassed feat of portraying Agatha...

Home Entertainment Release Recap for October 28th,...

An old feature returns. Starting today, we will give you a look at the notable home entertainment releases that are either crime related or simply pique our interest. This week’s releases include the characters of Agatha Christie, PD James, John Le Carre, Jonathon Gash, Ann Cleeves, Elmore Leonard and Marcus Sakey. Also of note is Shout! Factory’s WKRP IN CINCINNATI: The Complete Series release that features most of the original music. A MOST WANTED MAN (2014) Grigoriy Dobrygin, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Homayoun Ershadi, Mehdi Dehbi, Neil Malik Abdullah Format: DVD ($26.98), Blu-ray ($29.99) Extra: The Making of A Most Wanted...

SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR DVD set for November ...

Robert Rodreguiz and Frank Miller have finally re-teamed and returned to the noir world of SIN CITY. A Dame To Kill For did not thrill audiences like the first film, but I still totally dug the style. Scandal, murder, betrayal and mystery surround the lives of several people who are swept up in a crime-filled underworld. Dwight McCarthy aides his former love interest, Ava Lord, to leave her abusive husband only to find himself caught up in a sinister plot. Meanwhile, a young man named Marv wakes up on a highway surrounded by dead bodies, with no memory of how he got there. In a nearby casino, a gambler named Johnny finds his luck takes a...

WKRP IN CINCINNATI: THE COMPLETE SERIES, Featuring...

Shout! Factory, with a well-earned reputation for releasing world class products, is about to make WKRP fans very happy. WKRP IN CINCINNATI: The Complete Series is set to be released on October 28th, with almost all of the original music. Shout! has reached agreements with over 100 of the artists of the original music including The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, AC/DC, Eric Clapton, Bob Marley, The Doors, Grateful Dead, Blondie, Tom Petty, The Cars, Elvis Costello, Marvin Gaye, Paul McCartney and Wings, Van Morrison, The Police, Otis Redding & more. Because they are able to feature the music, some scenes that previously were not...

Elmore Leonard’s 52 PICK-UP coming to Blu-ra...

Kino will be bringing John Frankenheimer’s 52 PICK-UP to Blu-ray. The film, which stars Roy Scheider, Ann-Margret, Vanity, John Glover, and Kelly Preston, will be released on February 24th. Based on Elmore Leonard’s exciting bestseller, director John Frankenheimer’s star-filled 52 Pick-Up evokes the chilling reminder that if you have a lot, you have a lot to lose… Life is good for Los Angeles entrepreneur Harry Mitchell (Roy Scheider) – business is great, his home is beautiful, and his wife (Ann-Margret) just might land a seat on the city council. But Harry’s life suddenly spins out of control when a trio...

ELEMENTARY Season 2

ELEMENTARY The Second Season Paramount Home Entertainment   When this show first aired I was reluctant to watch, I’m generally not a fan of Lucy Liu and the changes they were making seemed arbitrary. After viewing season 1 I revised my opinion and am a fan of the show.   Season 2 was stronger in part I believe because the characters are developing more of a relationship. I really enjoyed the episodes with Mycroft Holmes and hope he will continue to be a recurring character. Johnny Lee Miller also seemed even better than in the first season. I love the recovery angle they have working and having him become a sponsor for another...