DVD releases for Jan 5th.


10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU 10th ANNIVERSARY EDITION (1999) Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larisa Oleynik, David Krumholtz, Gabrielle Union , Larry Miller. Extras: “10 Things I Love About 10 Things I Hate About You 10 Years Later” featurette, “I Want You To Want Me: The 10 Things I Hate About You Screen Tests,” commentary by co-writers Karen Lutz and Kirsten Smith, and stars Andrew Keegan, David Krumholtz, Larisa Oleynik and Susan May Pratt. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Disney).

The classic comedy that launched the careers of Academy Award winner Heath Ledger (2008, Best Supporting Actor, THE DARK KNIGHT) and Julia Stiles celebrates its ten-year high school reunion with 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU: THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION. This special edition is packed with a million things to love, including an exclusive sneak peek at Heath Ledger’s screen test. New kid in school Cameron (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is smitten with the beautiful Bianca (Larisa Oleynik). The problem is that Bianca isn’t allowed to date unless her surly older sister Kat (Stiles) does. Cameron’s only hope is to enlist the help of Patrick (Ledger), the school troublemaker with a reputation as nasty as Kat’s. This special edition brings back the love-struck high school classmates of ’99 with a treasure trove of never-before-seen footage. Also featuring a retro soundtrack of memorable nineties tunes, 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU is a comedy you can count on.


Looking back, it is impressive just how much talent was involved. While Ledger and Stiles are front and center, Krumholtz (NUMB3RS) and Gordon-Levitt (BRICK, THE LOOKOUT) both are excellent. 10 Things is based on TAMING OF THE SHREW.

CHUCK: The Complete Second Season (2008-09) DVD: $59.98, Blu-ray: $69.97 Extras: “Truth, Spies and Regular Guys: Exploring the Mythology of Chuck,” “Dude in Distress: Explore Some of This Season’s Best Action Sequences,” “Chuck Versus the Webisodes: Web-Originated Minifeaturettes,” “Chuck: A Real-Life Captain Awesome’s Tips for Being Awesome,” “John Casey Presents: So You Want to Be a Deadly Spy?” declassified scenes, gag reel, 3-D version of the episode “Chuck Versus the Third Dimension” with two pairs of 3-D glasses. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).

The government’s most vital secret agent is back, and this time he’s got a pocket protector full of new tricks when Warner Home Video releases Chuck: The Complete Second Season on DVD and Blu-ray on January 5, 2010. Executive producers Josh Schwartz (The O.C., Gossip Girl), McG (Supernatural, Charlie’s Angels), Chris Fedak and Scott Rosenbaum (The Shield) bring you more action and espionage than ever before. This six-disc set contains all 22 episodes including the never-to-be aired again 3-D episode and hours of amazing extras, with brand-new featurettes, a gag reel, and “declassified” scenes.

Nominated for a 2008 People’s Choice Award, the series stars Zachary Levi (Less Than Perfect), Yvonne Strahovski (The Plex), Joshua Gomez (Without A Trace), Ryan McPartlin (Living with Fran), Mark Christopher Lawrence (The Pursuit of Happyness), Vik Sahay (This Is Wonderland), Scott Krinsky (The O.C.) with Sarah Lancaster (Everwood) and Adam Baldwin (Serenity, Firefly), and is produced by College Hill Pictures, Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television. The series was created by Schwartz and Fedak.

This season, Chuck is in luck: The government’s new Intersect II is ready for espionage service. And that means the old Intersect (Chuck) can go back to his old life. But if Chuck goes, he’s gone: Casey has orders to off him. In this series, named one of Time’s 10 Best of 2008, Chuck survives to battle perilous plots, enemy agents and Buy More’s obnoxious new assistant manager, Emmett Milbarge (recurring guest star Tony Hale, Arrested Development), in the comedy- and action-packed Season Two. Here’s some of what’s up: Sarah’s past is revealed, Morgan almost becomes mature, and Captain Awesome and Ellie plan the Big Day. Plus our unlikely hero rockets into more nonstop butt-kicking, techno-gadgeting, Chuck-dangling-several-stories-above-the-pavement action – as long as no one needs help setting up e-mail!


MIDSOMER MURDERS: BARNABY’S CASEBOOK John Nettles, Daniel Casey, John Hopkins
19 discs, $159.99 Extras: John Nettles interview, essays by star John Nettles and co-creator Betty Willingale, Midsomer map, production notes, Caroline Graham biography,cast filmographies, Map of Midsomer Murders, a behind-the-scenes documentary hosted by John Nettles, and Super Sleuths, a documentary about the show’s first decade.

Inspired by the characters of novelist Caroline Graham, modern master of the English village mystery, Midsomer Murders combines quirky characters and surprising mysteries with postcard-perfect English village settings and the ever-charming John Nettles (Bergerac) as DCI Tom Barnaby, a dogged investigator and devoted family man, unflappable in the face of the macabre crimes and eccentric characters he encounters on the job.

These 17 mysteries see the promotion of Barnaby’s earnest assistant, Sergeant Troy (Daniel Casey, The Wingless Bird), and the arrival of his brash replacement, Sergeant Dan Scott (John Hopkins, Love in a Cold Climate). Guest stars include Hugh Bonneville (Iris, Bonekickers), Gemma Jones, Honor Blackman, John Standing, Freddie Jones, Susan Wooldridge, Phoebe Nicholls, Stella Gonet, and Henry Ian Cusick (ABC’s Lost).