DVD Releases for May 20th 2008

24 Season One Special Edition Seven-disc set with all 24 episodes, $59.98. Extras: Season One introduction by Kiefer Sutherland, new documentary “The Genesis of 24,” five extended episodes, 25 extended and deleted scenes, alternate season finale ending, commentary on the series premiere episode by director Stephen Hopkins and director of photography Peter Levy, commentary on the series finale episode by director Stephen Hopkins and actress Leslie Hope, “The Rookie” online short films, alternate season finale ending. (Fox).

The clock is ticking…Midnight. Jack Bauer, head of the CIA’s Los Angeles Counter Terrorist Unit, is suddenly thrust into a chaotic and exhausting 24-hour marathon of death, deception and terror as he struggles to prevent the assassination of a presidential candidate, find the traitor within his own organization, and save his kidnapped wife and daughter.

JAG: The Sixth Season (2000-01) David James Elliott, Catherine Bell. Six-disc set with 24 episodes, $64.99. (Paramount).

In this explosive hour-long dramatic adventure series David James Elliott stars as Lieutenant Commander Harm Rabb Jr. a brave outstanding Navy Lawyer and officer in the Judge Advocate General (J.A.G.) Corps. His missions are to investigate and prosecute all crimes accidents acts of terrorism and espionage related to the Navy and Marine Corps. Playing the diverse roles of investigator prosecutor and defense attorney Harm and his partner Major Sarah Mac MacKenzie (Catherine Bell) use their intelligence and determination to uncover the mysteries behind cases involving murder treason espionage and other high crimes to bring world-class criminals to justice. JAG combines all the intensity of the battlefield and all the suspense of a criminal investigation into an action-packed hour!

National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets (2007) Dir.: Jon Turteltaub; Nicolas Cage, Jon Voight, Harvey Keitel, Ed Harris, Bruce Greenwood, Helen Mirren. Avail as a single-disc edition ($29.99) and a two-disc Gold Collector’s edition ($34.99). Extras: Commentary by director Jon Turteltaub, deleted scenes, “The Treasure Reel” of outtakes and bloopers, “Secrets of a Sequel” featurette, “The Book of Secrets on Location,” “Inside the Library of Congress,” “Knights of the Golden Circle,” more. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Buena Vista).

“Nicolas Cage returns as treasure hunter Benjamin Franklin Gates in this blockbuster sequel. When his great grandfather is implicated in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Ben (Nicolas Cage) is determined to clear his name, even if it means bringing together his acrimoniously divorced parents (Jon Voight and Helen Mirren). In a rollicking adventure that ranges from Buckingham Palace to Mount Rushmore, Gates pursues the infamous Book of Secrets, said to contain the truth about everything from Ben’s grandfather to the JFK murder. Only one man has access to the storied volume—the president of the United States (Bruce Greenwood), and he won’t part with it willingly.”
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