Movies on DVD
TRON: Legacy is the sequel to the wildly popular 1982 movie TRON, with Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner reprising their roles. This time the son (Garrett Hedlund) of the virtual world designer (Bridges) goes hunting for his father and winds up in the virtual world that his dad created. Naturally, the fight for survival is on again.
Special Features: First Look at TRON: Uprising, the Disney XD animated series, visualizing TRON – filmmakers bring to life the world inside the GRID, the casting – the stars of TRON: Legacy detail their experience in making the movie, the next day: Flynn Lives Revealed (exclusive Blu-ray bonus) events following the end of the movie, TRON: Disney second screen (exclusive Blu-ray bonus) – Use iPad or computer, watch the movie with interactive elements available on second screen, launching the legacy – beyond the visuals is story with an entire history and mythology. Discover how the writers and filmmakers created the fictional world, disc roars – Director Joseph Kosinski uses the Comic-Con attendees to record actual Addional Dialog Recordings for the disc game stadium crowd, music video – Derezzed written, produced, and performed by Daft Punk.
TRON: The Original Classic is the release of the original thriller about a computer hacker who is literally sucked into the world of the computer and forced to participate in gladiator games. His only chance to escape is with the help of a heroic security program. The pic stars Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner – and while the special effects were nothing comparable to today’s tech abilities, the story is what makes the flick so captivating.
Special Features: Two-disc DVD, the TRON phenomenon, since its original release in 1982, TRON was and is an instant classic with a cult following. The reasoning, its impact on pop culture, and its resurgence with the release of TRON: Legacy are explained, with interviews from the filmmakers and cast from the new movie, audio commentary from Director Steven Lisberger, Producer Donald Kushner, Associate Producer and Visual Effects Supervisor Harrison Ellenshaw and Visual Effects Supervisor Richard Taylor, the making of TRON, with interviews with the film’s stars Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, Cyndi Morgan, Bernard Hughes, Daniel Shore, and David Warner. New interviews with Writer/Director Steven Lisberger, Richard Taylor, Harrison Ellenshaw, Donald Kushner, plus more key production personnel, early development of TRON, Lisberger Studios animation, concept art and background concepts, Computers Are People Too, early video tests, digital imagery, backlight animation, digital imagery in TRON, Beyond TRON, role of triple I, triple I demo, music, lightcycle scene with alternate Carlos music tracks, end credits with original Carlos, publicty, trailers, nato, work in progress, one, two, three and four, production photos, publicity and merchandising, deleted scenes, introduction by Writer/Director Steven Lisberger, TRON and Yori‘s love scenes, alternate opening, design, introduction to design by Writer/Director Steven Lisberger, the programs – Flynn, Yori, Sark, The Bit, Guard, TRON, Dumont, MCP, Video Warrior, the vehicles, lightcycles: Syd Mead discusses lightcycle design, Magi animation tests, lightcycle designs, Recongizer designs, Space Paranoids video game, Tank, Sark‘s Carrier, Solar, Sailor, the electronic world, Dillinger‘s office and Flynn‘s arcade, the game grid, power cave, I/O tower designs, Yori‘s apartment, triple I models, storyboarding, the storyboarding process, Moebius storyboards, creation of TRON main title – intro, Lightcycle chase storyboard, Lightcycle chase final film, galleries, development: early concept art and background concepts, Two-disc Blu-ray includes everything from the DVD plus: photo TRONology: Director Steven Lisberger and his son, Carl Lisberger’s, personal journey to Disney‘s photo library with anecdotes and stories from the director as they uncover original production photos taken during the making of TRON.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader has Lucy and Edmund Pevensie (Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes) traveling back to Narnia with their cousin Eustace (Will Poulter). They all meet up with Prince Caspian (Ben Barnes) for a trip across the sea aboard the Dawn Treader, where they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk and a band of lost warriors.
Special Features: Disc one – The theatrical feature on Blu-ray, Magician’s Island, Ramandu’s Island, Lone Islands, the Dark Island, Goldwater Island featurettes, disc two – The theatrical feature on DVD, disc three – a digital copy of the feature.
Little Fockers is the third installment of the Meet the Parents movie franchise starring Robert DeNiro, Ben Stiller, Blythe Danner and Teri Polo. This time Jack Byrnes (DeNiro) wants to appoint a successor and he’s hoping that his son-in-law Greg Focker (Stiller) – the male nurse – can step up to the challenge.
I Love You Phillip Morris is another of Jim Carrey’s attempts at a serious role. And this story, based on true events, has Steven Russell (Carrey) is happily married to Debbie (Leslie Mann) until a car accident has him reassessing his life. He dumps his wife, accepts his true self as a gay man, and winds up pulling off a series of cons to maintain his lavish lifestyle. After meeting Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor) in prison – and falling hard for him – Russell will stop at nothing to be with his soul mate…including a life of crime.
Special Features: Audio commentary with Producer Andrew Lazar and Writers/Directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra, The Making of I Love You Phillip Morris featurette, plus theatrical trailers.
Casino Jack stars Kevin Spacey as powerful Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff who, together with his protégé (Barry Pepper) sinks like a rock after their schemes lead to corruption and murder.
Special Features: Director George Hicknlooper’s photo journal, a gag reel, plus deleted scenes.
TV on DVD
iCarly: Season Two, Volume Three follows the further adventures of Carly Shay (Miranda Cosgrove). Carly is a girl who hosts her own web show that she produces from her third-floor loft where she lives with her brother/guardian Spencer (Jerry Trainor).
Special Features: Pilot episode of T.U.F.F. puppy (voiced by Jerry Trainor as Dudley Puppy), plus shorts.
Sarah Palin’s Alaska was a beautiful travelogue of Alaska demonstrated by the outside activities of the former Vice Presidential candidate. Love her or not, the beauty of the state of Alaska is the star of the reality series – with the possible exception of when Kate Plus 8 star, Kate Gosselin showed up with her brood taking the viewer out of the visuals featured.
Life Unexpected: The Complete First and Second Seasons stars Brittany Robertson as Lux Cassidy, a 15-year-old girl who goes from foster home to foster home, who eventually decides to become an emancipated minor. During the legal wrangling, Lux finds her biological father Nate Baze Bazile (Kristoffer Polaha), who lives above a bar and is shocked to learn his has a daughter. Lux also discovers that her bio-mom Cate (Shiri Appleby) is a radio personality. The judge decides to grant custody of Lux to Baze and Cate instead of emancipating her.
Sister Wives is the successful reality series surrounding the lives of polygamist Kody Brown and his three wives Meri, Janelle and Christine, plus their 13 children. Each episode examines their lives as they try to live life as a normal family – all while trying to keep their illegal lifestyle a big secret from the outside world.