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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

No Holds Barred

RLJ Entertainment's new Blu-ray for No Holds Barred begins with what seems like dozens of trailers for movies starring pro wrestlers from the WWE talent pool. Each flick went direct to home video, but once upon a time — aka 1989 — one had to go to the multiplex to catch such a spectacle.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0

Knights of Badassdom

In 2008, the third act of the guy comedy Role Models used LARPing — live-action role-playing, that is — as a backdrop for our protagonists' lessons learned. Today, Knights of Badassdom extends that half-hour into a full feature, to the point where viewers are left not smiling, but exhausted. 
04/02/2014 | Comments 0

Switched on

Not everything on television has to appeal to mass audiences. In fact, with the further fractioning of viewership thanks to alternatives like Netflix and VOD, more series can afford to become more niche. Here are five examples of shows both past and present — and new to DVD and/or Blu-ray — that encompass some of the more outrageous ideas ever to go beyond boardroom discussion.
04/02/2014 | Comments 0

Confession of Murder

Seventeen years after slaying 10 women and getting away with it, the charismatic serial killer Du-sok (Park Si-hoo) comes clean with a Confession of Murder, in this 2012 South Korean crime thriller. He does so by publishing a book that dishes all the grisly details.
04/02/2014 | 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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