DVD Releases for Aug 21st.

Dexter: The Complete First Season (2006) Four-disc set with 12 episodes, $39.98. Extras: Two commentaties by the cast, “The Academy of Blood: A Killer Course” featurette. (Paramount).
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This is, quite simply, a must own for fans of smart, well made television. Well, ones that have a strong stomach and see the world is shades of grey vs. black and white. Dexter is the best new show of 2007. Brilliant.

JAG: The complete Fourth season (1998-99) David James Elliott, Catherine Bell Extras: Gag reel (Paramount)
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Perfect Stranger (2007) Halle Berry, Bruce Willis, Giovanni Ribisi, Gary Dourdan, Patti D’Arbanville, Clea Lewis. Extras: “Virtual Lives: The Making of Perfect Stranger.” (Sony).
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A lackluster thriller with some decent actors. Bruce Willis has proven (Lucky Number Slevin, Pulp Fiction, Nobody’s Fool) that he is capable of delivering some very nice performances, but that is not the case in this bad boy.

RoboCop: 20th Anniversary Collector’s Edition (1987) Dir: Paul Verhoeven; Peter Weller Extras: commentary by director Paul Verhoven, writer Ed Neumeier and executive producer Jon Davison, Flesh And Steel: The Making Of Robocop, Shooting Robocop (1987), Making Robocop (1987), The Boardroom: Storyboard with Commentary by Animator Phil Tippet, Deleted Scenes: OCP Press Conference, Nun In The Street Interview, Topless Pizza, Final Media Break.Photo Gallery,Villians of Old Detroit, Special Effects: Then and Now, Robocop: Creating a Legend, Paul Verhoven Easter Egg, Trailers & TV Spots, Teaser 1 & 2, Theatrical Trailers(MGM/Fox)
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Serenity Collector’s Edition (2005)Dir: Joss Whedon; Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, Summer Glau, Ron Glass. Two-disc set. Extras: Commentary by director Josh Whedon, extended scenes, “A Filmmaker’s Journey” behind-the-scenes featurette, “The Green Clan” cinematography featurette, “Sci Fi Inside: Serenity” featurette, more. (Universal).
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In a recent online interview, Serenity creator Joss Whedon pointed out that it was the DVD sales of the Firefly series that brought about the Serenity movie, the sales of the first Serenity DVD brought about this collector’s edition and that if this sells well that it just might be possible for a second film to be made.

While that tidbit in and of itself makes this worth buying, the truth is this package is a fairly nice one. Loaded up with extended scenes, commentaries and several featurettes, this edition is worth the money.