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Fresh Fodder: New DVD Releases - 08/08/07

Some great ol' TV series come to DVD this week, and to celebrate, we're giving away a copy of "The Tick Vs. Season 2" DVD set! Find details below!  This week also sees the release of the classic "The Muppet Show - Season 2," a collection we practically fawned over in our review.

On the movie side, we've got a combo night for the family - "TMNT" for the kids, and "Disturbia" for the older members of the bunch.

As always, leave us your mini-reviews in the comments!

The Stuff We Care About

The TickThe Tick Vs. Season 2

Attention Tick fans:
Enter for a chance to win a copy of Season 2 of The Tick on DVD!

All you have to do is send an email to:
perrin at filmfodder dot com

Synopsis: "The cartoon crime-stopper in blue tights – flanked by motley crew Arthur the Moth, American Maid and Die Fliedermaus – stings The City’s evildoers in a dozen episodes. That’s 255 minutes of side-splitting hilarity.  To complete the package, the DVD features all-new box art illustrated by Tick creator Ben Edlund and a collectible lithograph.    
The Tick Vs. Season Two is crawling with inanity, insanity, and fun!  Famous inventors help the blue bug and friends battle a history-changing super-villain in “Leonardo da Vinci and His Fightin' Genius Time Commandos”; in “The Tick Loves Santa,” an evil St. Nick has discovered a way to clone himself; “The Tick vs. the Big Nothing” pits two groups of aliens against one another in a struggle to save the universe, with the Tick and Arthur caught in the middle."

  • Rating: Not rated
  • Feature run time:  Approx. 255 Minutes
  • Aspect ratio:   1.33:1; 4x3  
  • Sound:  Dolby 2.0 Surround Sound
  • Languages:  English, French Audio, French Subtitles
Special Features
  • None listed

Wikipedia entry  IMDB details  Amazon details  Add to Netflix Queue

Click here for a hilarious "Tick" video montage

Visit The Tick website!


Synopsis: "A teen living under house arrest becomes convinced his neighbor is a serial killer."

  • Rating: Rated PG-13 on appeal for sequences of terror and violence, and some sensuality.
  • Format: Color, Dolby, DVD-Video, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Dreamworks Video
  • Run Time: 104 minutes
Special Features
  • Commentary with director DJ Caruso, LaBeouf, and Roemer
  • The Making of Disturbia
  • Deleted scenes
  • Music video
  • Outtakes
  • Serial Pursuit Trivia Pop-Up Quiz

Wikipedia entry  IMDB details  Amazon details  Add to Netflix Queue



Synopsis: "The continued adventures of the four adolescent mutated turtles gifted in the art of the ninja, as they attempt to stop a mysterious evil that threatens to end the world."

  • Rating: Rated PG for animated action violence, some scary cartoon images and mild language.
  • Format: AC-3, Animated, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD-Video, Full Screen, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Warner Bros.
  • Run Time: 87 minutes
Special Features
  • Commentary by writer/director Kevin Munroe
  • Alternate opening - Splinter tells the back story - and alternate ending with Casey and April
  • Deleted scenes: Mikey sneaking food to splinter
  • Side-by-side comparison of storyboards and CGI action
  • Interviews with voice talent Patrick Stewart, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Laurence Fishburne and filmmakers - and more!

Wikipedia entry  IMDB details  Amazon details  Add to Netflix Queue


The Muppet Show 2The Muppet Show - Season 2

Check out our review of the DVD set!

Synopsis: "Kermit the Frog is the manager of a cabaret-style theatre house, which invariably has more drama behind the stage than on it. He has to contend with wannabe-comedian bears, the smothering advances of Miss Piggy, crabby regular theatre patrons, homicidal chefs, livestock, not to mention making the weekly guest star feel welcome."

  • Rating: G
  • Format: Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DVD-Video, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: 1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Studio: Walt Disney Video
  • Run Time: 612 minutes
Special Features
  • All 24 episodes of the 1977 season
  • The Muppet Valentine Special
  • The Muppets on the Muppets
  • Weezer & the Muppets

Wikipedia entry  IMDB details  Amazon details  Add to Netflix Queue

View a clip from the show!

Looking Forward to Next Week?
Wild Hogs

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters for DVD


The Lookout

Labyrinth (Anniversary Edition)

The Best of the Rest

Rome - The Complete Second Season   4.5/5 stars
The Simpsons - The Complete Tenth Season   5/5 stars
The Simpsons - The Complete Tenth Season (Collectible Bart Head Pack)   5/5 stars
Flash Gordon (Saviour Of The Universe Edition)   3.5/5 stars
The Dresden Files - The Complete First Season   5/5 stars
Full House - The Complete Seventh Season   4.5/5 stars
Home Improvement - The Complete Seventh Season   5/5 stars
The Hills - The Complete Second Season
Myrna Loy and William Powell Collection (Manhattan Melodrama / Evelyn Prentice / Double Wedding / I Love You Again / Love Crazy)   4.5/5 stars
Are We Done Yet?   1/5 stars
Soul Food - The Second Season   5/5 stars
Elvis - The Hollywood Collection (Charro / Girl Happy / Kissin' Cousins / Live a Little, Love a Little / Stay Away, Joe / Tickle Me)   5/5 stars
A Night at the Family Dog 1970 (The Grateful Dead / Jefferson Airplane / Santana)   2.5/5 stars
8 Simple Rules - The Complete First Season   5/5 stars
That Girl: Season Three   5/5 stars
Roseanne - Season Eight   3.5/5 stars
The Film Crew: Killers From Space
Montana Sky   4/5 stars
Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show - The Complete Series (DC Comics Classic Collection)   3/5 stars
This Is Elvis (Two-Disc Special Edition)   5/5 stars
Naruto Uncut Boxed Set, Volume 4   4.5/5 stars
Saved By the Bell - Hawaiian Style / Saved By the Bell - Wedding In Las Vegas   5/5 stars
White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki   5/5 stars
I Think I Love My Wife   2.5/5 stars
Elvis - That's the Way It Is (Two-Disc Special Edition)   5/5 stars
Gabriel Iglesias: Hot and Fluffy - Live From Bakersfield
Girl Happy   5/5 stars
Darkwing Duck - Volume 2   4.5/5 stars
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody - Sweet Suite Victory   5/5 stars
Angels Fall   4/5 stars
Brigitte Bardot Collection (Naughty Girl / Love on a Pillow / The Vixen / Come Dance with Me / Two Weeks in September)
Unaccompanied Minors   4.5/5 stars
Daniel Boone: Season 5
Viva Las Vegas (Deluxe Edition)   5/5 stars
NFL History of the New York Jets (2pc)   5/5 stars
Tickle Me   4.5/5 stars
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Original Series (Season 5) - (3-Disc Set)   3.5/5 stars
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Collector's Edition)   5/5 stars
Thomas & Friends: Carnival Capers
My Hero - Season Two
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