1.) Description (Editorial Review)
Laughter is always in vogue!
Laura San Giacomo (sex, lies, & videotape), David Spade (Saturday Night Live), Wendie Malick (Hot In Cleveland), Enrico Colantoni (Veronica Mars), and Academy Award nominee George Segal (The Goldbergs) star in Just Shoot Me!, the endlessly funny hit from the co-creator of Modern Family, Steven Levitan.
A witty workplace comedy set in the offices of a high-fashion magazine, Just Shoot Me! chronicles the daily grind and hilarious misadventures of the mag's quirky staff. This complete series collection features all 148 episodes from the series’ seven seasons, which were truly the very model of sitcom style.
Top Customer Review :
1.) Steven Levitan is a genius. I first became awarre of his writing and producing on "Frasier", particularly season two's Breaking The Ice. He created "Just Shoot Me" and it was magic. The ensemble acting is second to none, the writing is fantastic, and (perhaps inspired by "Frasier" and its black cards) the cover of the current issue of BLUSH magazine inserted between scenes with the camera focused on an article that's a pun or bit of irony for the scene ahead. The episodes are fresh, including one in season two that parallels "King Lear", another that is designed in the style of Annie Hall called "My Dinner With Woody", and countless legendary guests. The titles are wonderfully short and the only actor not classically trained is David Spade, who is so comfortable on camera that he keeps pace with everyone.
Shout Factory is a gift to the preservation of TV, bring this as well as countless other hard to negotiate series. ("Newhart" took ten years to produce a second season; it was SHOUT who negotiated the rights). I own many many from the SHOUT collection. I give this four stars not because of the quality of the episodes but because of the quality of disc manufacturing. For example, the last four episodes on disctwo of season 5 will not play. Neither under "play all" or from the episodes menu. Not after lens cleaning, disc cleaning (first view) not after strong cursing, which usually works. It happend again in Season six in the middle of an episode guesting Dave Foley as a blind man. I have to wonder if this set was perhaps returned defective, "repaired" then re-sold. Still, most of the episodes work fine.
2.) As always Shout Factory comes though with a great set. All 7 seasons are here on 19 discs. The set also has audio commentary on a few episodes, a feature interview and a magazine cover gallery. The same that seem to be on the older Sony releases. The discs are split into four clear cases with episode information on the reverse side. Package artwork is nice and colorful, The discs are colorful too, but plain in design with just the logo and disc number. Discs are split up as Seasons 1 and 2 Seasons 3 and 4 Seasons 5 and 6 Season 7. Menus are play all or select an episode. The set features English Closed Captions. When trying to get to them I had select an episode and then go in and pick the captions after the episode.
Overall as usual a nice release from Shout Factory.
Beauty and the Beast Belle's Magical World
1.) Description (Editorial Reviews)
This is the French version directed by Christophe Gans.
After the sinking of its ships, a ruined merchant must go into exile in the country with his six children. Among them is Belle, the youngest of her daughters, joyful and full of grace.
During a tiring journey, the Merchant discovers the magical domain of the Beast who condemns him to death for stealing a rose.
Feeling responsible for the terrible fate that befell her family, Belle decides to sacrifice herself in the place of her father. In the castle of the Beast, it is not death that awaits Belle, but a strange life, where the moments of fairy, joy, and melancholy mingle.
Every evening, at dinner time, Belle and the Beast meet. They learn to discover themselves, to subdue themselves as two foreigners who oppose each other. While she must repel her loving impulses, Belle tries to pierce the mysteries of the Beast and her domain.
Once night falls, dreams reveal to him in bits and pieces the past of the Beast. A tragic story, which teaches him that this solitary and ferocious being was once a majestic Prince.
Armed with her courage, fighting all dangers, opening her heart, Belle will succeed in freeing the Beast from its curse. And in doing so, discover true love.Rated PG-13 for some fantasy violence, sensuality and partial nudity.Presented in French.
Released by Cinedigm Entertainment.
2.) Special Features
From the "tale as old as time" comes a new Special Edition inspired by the original classic, Beauty And The Beast. Join Belle, Disney's spirited princess, Beast, Cogsworth, Lumiere, and some charming new friends, as they discover how teamwork and friendship can turn a once-gloomy castle into a dazzling palace fit for a princess! Adorned with delightful bonus features, your favorite characters and enchanting songs, this fun-filled, instant classic proves that true beauty shines from within!
1.) Shipping was quick despite the holiday season, product was picture perfect and without damage. Very excited to be able to show something I loved so dearly as a child with my niece who has completely fallen in love with all that is Beauty and The Beast!
2.) Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Magical World is a Disney DVD re-release of the 1997 Disney animated film based on the 1991 Oscar-winning film of the same name. In this story, which takes place in-between the events of the full-length movie. Belle and the Beast learns to get along and helps with the Beast's volatile temper, also, Luminere, Cogsworth and the rest of the gang organize a party to cheer up Mrs. Potts. The special features includes an episode of the 1995 live-action Disney series Sing Me a Story with Belle, interactive games, and trailers for upcoming Disney favorites like Brave, Treasure Buddies and Prep and Landing. Belle's Magical World is the best way for any Disney fan to spend time with the most spirited Disney Princess ever. :)
3.) I planning on have kids in the next couple of years and I am a DISNEY FAN! So, I am already going ahead with my kids' movie collection.
I love Beauty and the Beast, the only thing is that I feel this one is more for little kids, but that is with a lot of Disney movies, the 2nd. or 3rd. are usually for really young kids.
Still pretty good but maybe not too easy to enjoy for adults! Which is ok because they are meant for kids! Haha
Planes: Fire and Rescue
1.) Description (Editorial Reviews)
"Planes: Fire & Rescue" is a new comedy-adventure about second chances, featuring a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire. When world famous air racer Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his courageous team, including spirited super scooper Dipper (voice of Julie Bowen), heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter, ex-military transport Cabbie and a lively bunch of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.Rated PG for action and some peril.Box office gross: $59.1 million.
Released by Disney
2.) Special Features
When shy, artistic Anna moves to the seaside to live with her aunt and uncle, she stumbles upon an old mansion surrounded by marshes, and the mysterious young girl, Marnie, who lives there. The two girls instantly form a unique connection and friendship that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. As the days go by, a nearly magnetic pull draws Anna back to the Marsh House again and again, and she begins to piece together the truth surrounding her strange new friend.Rated PG for thematic elements and smoking.Box office gross: $0.4 million.
Released by Studio Ghibli.
Actors: Grey Griffin, John C. Reilly, Vanessa L. Williams
Directors: Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Jamie Simone
Format: Blu-ray, Animated, Color, Widescreen
Language: Japanese (Dolby Digital 5.0), Japanese (DTS 5.0), English (Dolby Digital 5.0), English (DTS 5.0), French (Dolby Digital 5.0), French (DTS 5.0)
Subtitles: English, French
Dubbed: French, Japanese
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 2
Parental Guidance Suggested
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: October 6, 2015
Run Time: 103 minutes
1.) The kids once again loved the characters and the flying, but I felt myself getting hooked on the story and character development. It became a classic for us during the summer and once released on Blu Ray, I had to buy it. It makes me wonder, to complete the trilogy, if the third movie is going to be even better? The do seem to be tracking that way.
2.) We struggle with movies appropriate for him--he is sensitive and is often frightened or saddened by scenes in Disney movies. But even thought there is a large fire and some treachery, I think he is lost in the excitement and loved the planes, so he is not frightened.
This movie is so much better than the original planes! He is bored with that one in the first 5 minutes.
3.) My son loves LOVES this movie! We bought it and downloaded it for a trip to Vegas to keep our 18 month old busy on the airplane...and it worked!! It's a cute movie and the graphics (especially the fire scenes) are increidble. I acutally haven't even seen the 1st Planes movie....I know, but this one is great!
1.) Description (Editorial Reviews)
Conjure up a cauldron of laughs with HOCUS POCUS, a fiendishly fun movie now on Blu-ray for the first time, featuring an all-new digital restoration with enhanced picture and sound. Academy Award(R) nominee Bette Midler (Best Actress, 1991, FOR THE BOYS), Sarah Jessica Parker (SEX IN THE CITY) and Kathy Najimy (THE WEDDING PLANNER) star in a wild and wacky comedy for the entire family. When three 17th century Salem witches are accidentally summoned by modern-day pranksters, the 300-year-old trio sets out to cast a spell on the town and reclaim their youth, but first they must outwit three kids and a talking cat. Get ready for a night of zany fun in this bewitching comedy classic -- now even better on Blu-ray!|Producer David Kirschner came up with the idea for the movie one night while he and his young daughter were sitting outside and his neighbor's black cat strayed by. Kirschner began to unspool a narrative of how the cat was once a boy who was changed into a feline 300 years ago by three witches.|Actress Kathy Najimy described her character Mary as "Eddie Haskell as a witch," referring to the character on the classic TV series "Leave It To Beaver." "She sucks up to Winifred [Bette Midler's character] every chance she gets. She wants to be part of the power club and Winifred's got the power."|To create the costumes, designer Mary Vogt read many historical books about Salem, Massachusetts. "I even read diaries of women who were hanged as witches," she says.
2.) Special Features
This is my favorite Halloween movie. It's the one movie I want to watch in October. The Cast: Bette Middler's amazing and makes this movie. Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najiminy were excellent witches. Also, notice "McGee" from NCIS who plays young Zachary Binks in the beginning of the movie... although they voiced him over. The little girl...God help you if you can't tune her out b/c she is a PAIN. Hard to believe she later starred in American Beauty.
The plot ... clever storyline with some really hysterical witches! VERY 1993...this movie is a bit dated. The disgust at virginity by today's standards was really weird, ESPECIALLY in a Disney movie, but in the 90's (the days of Dylan McKay & Brenda Walsh) teenagers all thought they were 30-year olds, and virginity was as shameful as being seen with your parents. I liked that they ended it with no chance for a sequel... very un-Disney-like, but a sequel would have murdered this movie. They even worked in a zombie and some good Halloween grossness without making it too cuddly and loveable, and really found a good balance that everyone can enjoy. I'd definitely recommend it be at the top of your list this coming October!
1.) This is one of my absolute favorite Halloween movies! Yes, it is kind of cheesy but it has become my traditional holiday movie that is just simple and fun to watch. Some people may think that the subject matter is a little dark for kids with the witches that consume the youth of children... and if you think about just that plot point then I would agree. But Disney does such a good job with the rest of the story development that it didn't become an issue for us. If you are looking for a fun Halloween movie to watch as a family and can sit back and enjoy if for the campy fun that it is intended then you will love this movie. And then maybe like me you will watch it every year with a cup of hot cider and enjoy the onset of fall.
2.) I rented this on VHS in 1994 when my children were little. Movie rentals were on special for .49 cents. (Funny, these keyboards don't have key signs for cents any longer.) My children loved, loved, loved it and loved it so much they wore the tape out and I couldn't go to sleep some nights for waking up dreaming that I was in a scene of the darned thing! Seems, the fondness for it was greater in my eldest so, I bought this for them. Oh, you would have thought I'd have given them money. To say the least it was funny....and they were happy to get it. Were they satisfied? Sure they were. Are they still? Sure they are. Was it worthy the buy or the price? Without a doubt it was!!!! How's that for a product review?
3.) This is a great family Halloween (or anytime) movie. I'd never seen it before buying this DVD, but had heard from a lot of friends that they enjoyed watching it with their kids. I have 2 boys. They are 11 and 8 years old. At first, the 11 year old didn't really want to watch, but when I told him that he was not going to be playing on the computer or Kindle while we watched it, he decided to suffer and watch it with us. I did ask him about half way through (after seeing him laugh a few times) if he was enjoying it and he tried to act like it was "ok" but did continue watching. I know my 8 year old really enjoyed it, and I did too. It's quite funny, not really scary (although maybe younger children would find it a little scary in parts). There is one part where they refer to the witches coming back to life because a virgin lit a special candle. My 8 year old asked me what one was but I just pretended I hadn't heard him because I was so engrossed in the movie and he didn't ask again.
1.) Description (Editorial Reviews)
Prepare for adventure when "the most original animated film in years" (Bryan Erdy, CBS-TV) that thrilled audiences of all ages drops on DVD and Blu-ray! From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes a hilarious, arcade game-hopping journey in Disney's WRECK-IT RALPH. For decades, Ralph has played the bad guy in his popular video game. In a bold move, he embarks on an action-packed adventure and sets out to prove to everyone that he is a true hero with a big heart. As he explores exciting new worlds, he teams up with some unlikely new friends including feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz. Then, when an evil army threatens their world, Ralph realizes he holds the fate of the entire arcade in his massive hands. Featuring an all-star voice cast and a groundbreaking animated short film, Disney's WRECK-IT RALPH has something for every player. Bring home the ultimate reward on Disney DVD and Blu-ray!
2.) Special Features
"Paperman" Theatrical Short -- A Young Man In An Office Sees The Girl Of His Dreams In A Skyscraper Window Across The Street. But How Can He Get Her Attention?
Bit By Bit: Creating The Worlds Of WRECK-IT RALPH -- Game Jump Through The Worlds Of The Film With The Filmmakers, Artists And Animators Who Created it
Disney Intermission: The Gamer's Guide To WRECK-IT RALPH -- Hosted By Chris Hardwick
Deleted & Alternate Scenes
Video Game Commercials -- Original Commercials For Fix-It Felix, Jr., Hero's Duty And Sugar Rush
|John C. Relly||Dubbed|
1.)This is one of the greatest movies Disney released recently. It's a wonderful story about a videogame bad guy (John C. Rielly) who wants more out of life, and tries to be the hero for once. In the process, however, he ends up accidentally releasing a force that threatens to destroy his world, and he must try to stop it. At the same time, the hero of his game (Jack McBrayer) tries to find him and bring him home before their game is unplugged. Along the way, Ralph meets the little candy-coated glitch with a snarky attitude but a sweet heart from the Candy-themed racing game Sugar Rush, Vanellope Von Shweetz, (Sarah Silverman) and the kick-butt commanding officer of the First Person Shooter, Sergeant Calhoun. It has many great messages, including loving yourself and how wrong it is to bully and put people in boxes and judge them, and that friendship is more valuable than winning.
This has something for everybody. It has a great story, wonderful acting and BRILLIANT music by Henry Jackman. There's also lots and lots of wonderful details throughout this amazing videogame world they created, including tons of videogame character cameos and references all throughout the movie. It has action, adventure, surprising plot twists, a wonderfully believeable world, great characters, comedy, a nicely woven romantic subplot, and a wonderful friendship at the heart of the film. If you're a Disnerd, a videogame nut, animation nut, an adult or a child, You will love this.
2.)I liked when I first saw it and I've come to like it more every time I've seen it since. This story of a guy fed up with being looked down on just for doing his job and his somewhat misguided quest for respect all filtered through the lens of video game characters and rules is charming with surprising depth as well. All the characters are perfectly voiced and well realized. And as a parent, the very end (last line especially) hits me like an emotional ton of bricks. Every time.
3.)I took my family to see this when it was first in the theaters, and had no expectations for it, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. The story is about a character in a video arcade game who plays the "bad guy" in the game, but after work hours (when the video game is not in use), he just wants to be a regular guy and be friends with the other characters. He joins a "bad guy" self-help group for some support (think AA), which is very funny, but then decides he needs to become a hero to gain some respect. All the arcade games are connected electrically through the same power strip, and in this movie, characters can move between games through this connection (although they aren't supposed to). Ralph decides to sneak into a military game temporarily so he can become a "hero", but things inevitably go wrong there and he ends up in a candy-land auto race game aimed at young girl arcade players. Most of the adventure takes place within this game, and it is quite funny, with a redeeming ending. As with many of the most recent Disney animations, there are unexpected (but not stupid) character twists and turns, with a plot that holds your interest (I am an adult, after all), and with smart humor and no talking down to the audience (us). It was a pleasant way to spend an hour-and-a-half.
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