DVD Review: LIFE ON MARS (U.K.): The Complete coll...

Acorn MediaRelease date: July 6th, 2010MSRP: $79.99There are many good television shows out there. There are a number of excellent ones. But there are precious few that are truly magical. Ones with top notch acting, great chemistry and world-class writing. Life on Mars is one such show.We have reviewed seasons (excuse me, Series) one and two here in the past. so if you have followed our advice and acquired them, there really is not much else to say other than Good Work! But for those that still have not opened their wallets, you have another chance. LIFE ON MARS: The Complete U.K. edition is waiting for you. Sam is a lead investigator in...

Home Entertainment Release Recap for July 6th, 201...

BROOKLYN’S FINEST (2010) Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke, Wesley Snipes, Will Patton, Lili Taylor, Brian F. O’Byrne, Shannon Kane, Ellen Barkin. DVD: $29.98, BD: $39.98 Extras: Commentary by director Antoine Fuqua; “Chaos & Conflict: The Life of a New York Cop”; “Boyz N the Real Hood”; “An Eye for Detail” director featurette; “From the MTA to the WGA” writer featurette; deleted scenes.  BD adds “Three Cops and a Dealer” character profile, digital copy. (Anchor Bay). In Brooklyn’s Finest, burned out veteran Eddie Dugan (Richard Gere) is just one...

DVD Review: LIFE ON MARS – The Second Series

Acorn MediaRelease date: Nov 24, 2009)MSRP: $59.99Stars: John Simm, Philip Glenister, Liz White, Dean Andrews, Marshall LancasterSeason 2 of this amazing show picks up right where 1 leaves off. Sam Tyler still stuck in 1973 is coming to grips a bit with his present whereabouts, he’s more comfortable and almost seems to be enjoying the work. But the joy is short lived as he starts to see signs from the future indicating that he may be able to go back.It’s hard to talk about this too much without giving anything away. I will say this. I think it’s some of the best television that’s been done in the last twenty years. The American version was...

LIFE ON MARS UK ans US, different and the same
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LIFE ON MARS UK ans US, different and the same

Well, as of tonight I’ve seen both versions of Life On Mars. The original UK version ran for two series (seasons) and it ended in a very interesting and talked about way. It is not definitive but lets the viewer draw their own conclusions. I loved it.So, I hear they are planning a US version and I think “well that’s just dumb”The US television version of Coupling sucked. The didn’t do too great with any number of other shows, and really, why screw with something so perfect?Last week I saw the US version of Life on Mars at a DVD friendly store, and at a nice price. I like the cast so I figured what the Hell, how...

LIFE ON MARS from UK to US
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Oct05

LIFE ON MARS from UK to US

Well, as of tonight I’ve seen both versions of Life On Mars. The original UK version ran for two series (seasons) and it ended in a very interesting and talked about way. It is not definitive but lets the viewer draw their own conclusions. I loved it.So, I hear they are planning a US version and I think “well that’s just dumb”The US television version of Coupling sucked. The didn’t do too great with any number of other shows, and really, why screw with something so perfect?Last week I saw the US version of Life on Mars at a DVD friendly store, and at a nice price. I like the cast so I figured what the Hell, how...