Republic of Doyle: Season Two

Republic of Doyle: Season Two Acorn Media Release date: October 14th, 2014 Starring: Allan Hawco, Sean McGinley, Linda Boyd, Krystin Pellerin, Mark O’Brien, Marthe Bernard I have to thank Acorn Media for bringing REPUBLIC OF DOYLE to my attention. While I keep my eyes on British TV for promising shows, I tend to forget that Canada also produces some fine programs. I shouldn’t, seeing as I was a big fan of DA VINCI’S INQUEST and the short-lived INTELLIGENCE. While not as serious as those two shows, ROD delivers some enjoyable P.I. tales that mix drama with a sense of wry humor that reminds me of THE ROCKFORD FILES. The series is set, and...

Home Entertainment Release Recap for November 25th...

The most notable release for this week is THE EXPENDABLES 3, the third film in the action series. The cast keeps getting bigger, but the box offices smaller. Kino Lorber is presenting a pair of Robert Altman films from the early 1970s, including his take on Raymond Chandler’s THE LONG GOODBYE. THE EXPENDABLES 3 (2014) Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Antonio Banderas, Kelsey Grammer, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Kellan Lutz , Ronda Rousey, Glen Powell, Victor Ortiz, Robert Davi, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Blu-ray extras: Unrated Extended Edition, “The Expendables...

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...