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DVD reviews

Escape from Tomorrow

With Escape from Tomorrow, one fears the story behind the movie would loom larger than the movie itself. Luckily, that is not the case. After all, it opens with a decapitation on Disney World’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster.
05/06/2014 | Comments 0

Sorcerer

William Friedkin spends a lot of time in his 2013 memoir discussing why Sorcerer didn't click with critics and audiences even though he believes it to be better than his previous film, The Exorcist. Now that Warner Home Video has reissued Sorcerer on Blu-ray, we can see what Friedkin's fuss is all about.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Broadchurch: The Complete First Season

Welcome to the coastal resort of Broadchurch, population … oh, who can keep track, what will all the corpses? Yes, Broadchurch is yet another British television procedural involving the search for a murderer in a quaint little town, just like the limited series The Fall and Top of the Lake.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

Essentially part five in the ridiculously profitable horror franchise, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones continues the found-footage conceit of the other films. The difference is instead of the scares taking place in rich white suburbia, they do so in a junky apartment complex on a largely Latino side of Oxnard, Calif.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Holy Ghost People

Holy Ghost People examines two sisters whose bond is torn — but by what? After her sibling has been missing for more than a year, Charlotte (Emma Greenwell, TV's Shameless) intends to find out.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0
 

‘Far’ and away


Presenting the R&R DVD Gift Guide, Part 5.

By Rod Lott December 7th, 2011

While “Farscape: The Complete Series” has been on store shelves for two years, only in the last month has it been released on Blu-ray. So if you or someone you know is a stickler for having the best possible resolution, this remastered, high-def set is a natural.

Well, provided he or she also likes “Farscape.”

While never a huge hit on the level of a “Star Trek” spin-off, the Australian series built up quite a following over its four-season run on the Sci-Fi Channel. Not for nothing did TV Guide deem it “one of television’s best cult shows ever.” 

Produced by Jim Henson Productions (yeah, the Muppet people), “Farscape” ran for 88 episodes, each of which can be found among this 20-disc set. In addition, the set includes 15 hours of bonus features, including 29 commentary tracks, 90 minutes of deleted scenes, photo galleries, TV promos, featurettes and — take that, DVD! — a brand-new documentary, “Memories of Moya: An Epic Journey Explored,” featuring some of the show’s stars and creative talents.

Brian Henson, chairman of his late father’s production company, assures fans “will not be disappointed” with the quality of this Blu-ray release.

From A+E Networks Home Entertainment, “Farscape: The Complete Series” is available now at a suggested retail price of $199.95. —Rod Lott
 
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