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New TV on DVD releases this week

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 6th 2009 6:01PM
MST3K XVHere are the new TV DVDs, in stores tomorrow.

Finally, a DVD release that I'm definitely, definitely going to buy: the new MST3K set! I'm also looking at the new Peanuts set because I don't have a complete collection of their holiday specials, but there have been a few of these collections released, so I'll have to figure out which one is the best one.

  • Callan - Set 1
  • Doctor Who - The Rescue/The Romans and Attack of the Cybermen
  • Kath and Kim - Season 1

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New TV on DVD releases this week

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 15th 2008 6:02PM
Ice Road TruckersHere are the new TV DVDs, in stores tomorrow.

Oh, I've been waiting for The Biggest Loser: Work Out - Boot Camp DVD for weeks! Now I know what to get my family for Christmas! Can I use anymore exclamations in a sarcastic way?! Yes I can!

I have the Mr. Bean Ultimate Collection already and it looks quite good. Review coming up later this week.

  • Aqua Teen Hunger Force - Vol. 6
  • The Biggest Loser: Workout - Boot Camp
  • Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog (Amazon.com only)
  • Generation Kill - Complete Miniseries
  • Ice Road Truckers - Season 2
  • Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh!
  • Mr. Bean - The Ultimate Collection
  • The Mummy (animated) - Vols. 1, 2, and 3
  • Petticoat Junction - Season 1
  • Poor Little Rich Girl - Complete Miniseries
  • Power Rangers Jungle Fury - Vols. 1 and 2
  • Transformers: Energon - The Ultimate Collection

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Charles Lane dead at 102

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 10th 2007 6:19PM

Charles LaneI think most readers are going to be stunned that this guy was still alive in 2007.

Lane was one of the most famous character actors in TV history, appearing on such programs as Petticoat Junction (where he was a regular), I Love Lucy, Dark Shadows, L.A. Law, St. Elsewhere, Little House on the Prairie, The Odd Couple, and...oh, way too many to list here. He was also in the films It's A Wonderful Life, The Road To Singapore, 42nd Street, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, and many others. His career spanned over 60 years, his last role as the narrator in the short film The Night Before Christmas in 2006.

Lane passed away quietly on Tuesday in Santa Monica, CA.

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Jon Stewart talks about drugs, Petticoat Junction and eating lightbulbs

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 12th 2007 8:03PM

Jon StewartYou can watch several episodes of the TV Land talk show Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg right at the TV Land web site (full episodes from the second season and highlights of the first). Steinberg has interviewed everyone from Jerry Seinfeld to Bob Newhart, but the show that I'd like to talk about is the one where he interviews Daily Show host Jon Stewart. It's actually one of the best interviews with Stewart I've ever seen.

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Classic TV on DVD, cheap!

by Brett Love, posted Jan 1st 2007 11:01AM
Dennis Hopper on Petticoat JunctionI can't be the only one that sometimes suffers an attack of sticker shock when shopping for TV on DVD. Farscape and The Sopranos, well... anything by HBO for that matter, come to mind. So I was thrilled to find, while walking through my local Half Price Books, the TV Time Comedy Collection.

This 12 disk set contains The Andy Griffith Show (16 eps), Hal Roach's Rascals (9 eps), Dick Van Dyke (6 eps), Petticoat Junction (4 eps), The Lucy Show (19 eps), The Beverly Hillbillies (20 eps), Ozzie and Harriet (18 eps), Burns and Allen (10 eps), and the Rescue From Gilligan's Island movie. All for the low low price of $9.98, new in box. It's a fun collection. While I wouldn't be in the market for season sets of any of these shows, with the possible exception of Dick Van Dyke, it's nice to have them around when the networks go all repeat on us. And finding a twenty-something Dennis Hopper guest starring as a beatnik poet on an obscure Petticoat Junction episode makes it funny in a whole new way.

Unfortunately, I can't seem to track down this exact set anywhere online. Amazon does have a similar set from the same company with a slightly different mix of episodes, and minus the Gilligan movie, new for $23.99, and used for $10.97. Still not a bad deal.

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