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  • In some excellent news, everything I’ve seen thus far on Dredd leads me to believe there is a snowball’s chance that it might not suck. Hollywood Reporter has the poster.
  • Primarily, you 24 fans need to be aware that the Complete Series is Amazon’s deal of the day today. List Price is $349.98. They’re selling it today for 67% off–or a reduction of $234.99 from the list price–which means you get the whole shebang for $114.99. (We tend not to bug you unless something is at least 50% off. So.) Here’s your link. Enjoy.
  • Oh hell yes. As part of Universal’s 100th Anniversary rollout of stuff, September 4th will see Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein hit Blu-Ray. You can pre-order it here. And you should. Because that film is solid gold.
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:31:24+00:00 June 12th, 2012|Stuff You Need to Know|2 Comments

    Win 24: Season 7 on Blu-Ray!

    24: Season 7: Blu-Ray cover art

    It’s the seventh season of 24 on Blu-Ray, across six discs. It’s out from Fox with commentary on selected episodes, deleted scenes, and three featurettes. Fox has sent us over a spare copy of the Blu-Ray, so I think we need to offer it up to all of you to win.

    To do so, enter using the form below. And enter once a day. And if we draw your name when the contest ends, you win. Good luck!

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:01:20+00:00 July 5th, 2009|Contests|0 Comments

    The WGA Strike: Is the Nightmare Over?

    Is Our TV Coming Back?It appears to be just about a done deal–as the Writers Guild of America have theoretically come to terms with the AMPTP (AKA: the major studios and producers). The agreed upon terms are coming to a vote to the union at large on Tuesday. That means if the union votes the new settlement in, the writers would go back to work on Wednesday.

    But, dear reader, what does this mean for you? Will Scrubs get a proper finale? When is 24 coming back? And will I finally post something about a television show that doesn’t air in the UK?

    Some of your answers are coming after the break….

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:21:55+00:00 February 11th, 2008|Headsup|0 Comments

    Headsup: Why Watch Reality TV When You Have TV On DVD

    Eight Simple Rules Season 1 DVD Box art
    Silk Stalkings Season 4 DVD box art
    24 Season 5 DVD box art

    Eight Simple Rules – The First Season. Paul Hennessy (Ritter) is facing a situation many dads are facing these days, working from home and dealing with the children on a regular basis. While his wife Cate (Sagal) is at the hospital, Paul has to deal with his three teenagers: Bridget, the cute one (Kaley Cuoco); Kerry, the smart one (Amy Davidson); and Rory, the Boy (Martin Spanjers). So Paul must balance connecting and relating to his kids while ensuring they don’t do anything stupid as they tend to do. I know, this sounds like the typical family sitcom. However, how many sitcoms are actually on the TV schedule? Also, you have the late great John Ritter and Katey Sagal, so that raises the bar a few notches. This bitter sweet season comes with a blooper reel. Click here to buy it from Amazon.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:22:03+00:00 February 5th, 2008|Headsup|0 Comments

    The NeedCoffee Guide to the WGA Strike

    WGA logo

    Well, it’s official–barring any last second deals, the Writers Guild of America is set to walk out on their jobs today.

    The top concern this go round seems to revolve around the writers seeking higher royalties for DVD sales and receiving any payment at all for internet streaming of their material.

    But you really don’t care about the plight of the writers, do you? After all, should the strike go long enough–most of the writing staffs of both Lost and Heroes could simply go back to writing comics.

    And really, being paid for written material on the internet? That’s just ridiculous.

    What you really want to know about the impending strike is how your precious television serials and movies will be affected by all this work stopping action. Well, the answer is: depends on who you ask, and depends and what you watch.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:25:14+00:00 November 5th, 2007|Rants|0 Comments

    24: The Complete Second Season (2004) – DVD Review

    Film:
    DVD:

    Series Created by: Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran
    Starring Kiefer Sutherland, Sarah Wynter, Sarah Clarke, Elisha Cuthbert, Xander Berkeley, Dennis Haysbert

    Features:

    • Original extended version of the series premiere
    • Cast/crew running audio commentary on selected episodes
    • 44 branched deleted scenes with optional commentary track
    • Featurettes: “On the Button: The Destruction of CTU”; “Making of an Episode: Production”; “Making of an Episode: Post-Production”
    • Multi-angle studies: Scene 1, Scene 2

    Released by: Fox.
    Region: 1
    Rating: NR (some violence may be unsuitable for young audiences)
    Anamorphic: Yes.

    My Advice: Own it.

    Jack Bauer (Sutherland) has been out of the counter-terrorist business for about a year now. He got out of said business because one of his fellow agents killed his wife while he was trying to save president Palmer’s (Haysbert) life. Well, this particular morning, the NSA has uncovered a plot to detonate a nuclear bomb over Los Angeles sometime before the end of the day. Jack Bauer’s life gets a lot more complicated when the president requests that he be re-activated as an agent to head up the field work for this investigation.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:34:59+00:00 March 13th, 2007|Reviews, TV|0 Comments

    24: Season Three (2004) – DVD Review

    24 Season 3 DVD

    Film:
    DVD:

    Created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran
    Starring Kiefer Sutherland, Sarah Clarke, Dennis Haysbert, Elisha Cuthbert, Penny Johnson, Carlos Bernard, Reiko Aylesworth, James Badge Dale, and Mary Lynn Rajskub

    Features:

    • Running audio commentary tracks on six episodes; particpants include creator Surnow; actors Sutherland, Clarke, Rajskub, Aylesworth, Bernard, Dale, & Riley Smith; writers Howard Gordon, Evan Katz & Robert Cochran; producer Tim Iacofano
    • Deleted scenes
    • Season 4 teaser and promo
    • Featurettes: “24: On The Loose,” “Biothreat: Beyond the Series” and “Boys and Their Toys”
    • Mutli-Angle Study

    Released by: Fox Home Entertainment
    Rating: NR (some violence).
    Region: 1
    Anamorphic: Yes.

    My Advice: Rent it.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:51:44+00:00 November 30th, 2005|Reviews|0 Comments