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Blu Ray Review: The Originals: The Complete First Season

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The Originals: Season 1 [Blu-ray]

Synopsis:
Ready to get sucked in? Just in time for the Season Two premiere on The CW, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group will release The Originals: The Complete First Season on DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack on September 2, 2014. Season One is also available to purchase on Digital HD. Averaging nearly 3.1 million viewers weekly, The Originals is The CW’s #2 show among Adults. Fans can feast on all 22 one-hour episodes from Season One, plus over two hours of gripping extras — including commentary, the 2013 Comic-Con panel, the 2014 PaleyFest panel, featurettes, and deleted scenes. The Originals: The Complete First Season will be priced to own on DVD at $59.98 SRP and on Blu-ray Combo Pack at $69.97 SRP.

Review:
As a spin-off of The Vampire Diaries, I was surprised that The Originals is just as good, if not better, than it’s predecessor. Starring Joseph Morgan as Klaus and Daniel Gillies as Elijah, the two Original, immortal brothers are incredibly complex and fascinating characters. Klaus returns to New Orleans, but he’s been gone a long time. And a lot has changed. With a rich history and lore, New Orleans is the perfect setting for this incredible series. The Originals was easily one of the best new shows this year. Once you start, you won’t be able to miss an episode.

Special Features Include:
– Pilot Commentary
– 2013 Comic Con Panel and 2014 PaleyFest Panel
– Featurettes
– Deleted Scenes
All 22 One-Hour Episodes:
1. Always and Forever
2. House of the Rising Sun
3. Tangled Up in Blue
4. Girl in New Orleans
5. Sinners and Saints
6. Fruit of the Poisoned Tree
7. Bloodletting
8. The River in Reverse
9. Reigning Pain in New Orleans
10. The Casket Girls
11. Apres Moi, le Deluge
12. Dance Back from the Grave
13. Crescent City
14. Long Way Back from Hell
15. Le Grand Guignol
16. Farewell to Storyville
17. Moon Over Bourbon Street
18. The Big Uneasy
19. An Unblinking Death
20. A Closer Walk with Thee
21. The Battle of New Orleans
22. From a Cradle to a Grave

Blu Ray Giveaway: The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Fifth Season

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Courtesy of Warner Bros., I have a copy of The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Fifth Season for one (1) lucky winner!

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Get ready for more suspense, romance and thrills as the hit series The Vampire Diaries continues for a fifth season on DVD and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group releases The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Fifth Season on September 9, 2014. Season Five is also available to purchase on Digital HD. Averaging nearly 4 million viewers in its fifth season, The Vampire Diaries remains The CW’s #1 show among Adults and Women and will return for a sixth season on The CW this fall. Fans can sink their teeth into all 22 one-hour episodes from Season Five (including the series’ 100th episode!), plus over an hour of gripping extras — including three brand-new featurettes, deleted scenes and a gag reel. The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Fifth Season will be priced to own on DVD at $59.98 SRP and on Blu-ray Combo Pack at $69.97 SRP.

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New 2014 Fall SciFi and Fantasy TV Shows

Here’s your source of new SciFi and Fantasy shows coming this fall and in the not-too-distant future…

NBC:

Constantine

– series premiere Oct 24,| Fridays 10/9c

Based on the wildly popular comic book series “Hellblazer” from DC Comics, seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine (Matt Ryan, “Criminal Minds”) is armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and a wickedly naughty wit. He fights the good fight – or at least he did. With his soul already damned to hell, he’s decided to abandon his campaign against evil until a series of events thrusts him back into the fray, and he’ll do whatever it takes to protect the innocent. With the balance of good and evil on the line‎, Constantine will use his skills to travel the country, find the supernatural terrors that threaten our world and send them back where they belong. After that, who knows… maybe there’s hope for him and his soul after all.

http://www.nbc.com/constantine

ABC:

Forever

– series premiere Tuesday, September 23 at 10|9c
Doctor Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd), New York City’s star medical examiner, has a secret. He doesn’t just study the dead to solve criminal cases, he does it to solve the mystery that has eluded him for 200 years—the answer to his own inexplicable immortality. This long life has given Henry remarkable observation skills which impresses his new partner Detective Jo Martinez (Alana De La Garza). Each week, a new case and their budding friendship will reveal layers of Henry’s long and colorful past. Only his best friend and confidant, Abe (Judd Hirsch) knows Henry’s secret.

http://abc.go.com/shows/forever

Galavant

– coming soon
Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love; Tangled; Cars) teams up with the award-winning musical duo of composer Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid; Beauty and the Beast) and lyricist Glenn Slater (Tangled) for a musical comedy fairytale of epic proportions.
Starring: Joshua Sasse | Timothy Omundson | Vinnie Jones | Mallory Jansen | Karen David | Luke Youngblood

http://abc.go.com/shows/galavant

Agent Carter

– coming soon
It’s 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark.
Starring: Hayley Atwell

http://abc.go.com/shows/marvels-agent-carter

The Whispers

– coming soon
We love to play games with our children. But what happens when someone else starts to play with them too? Someone we don’t know. Can’t see. Can’t hear. In The Whispers, someone or something — is manipulating the ones we love most to accomplish the unthinkable.
Starring: Lily Rabe | Barry Sloane | Milo Ventimiglia | Derek Webster | Kristen Connolly | Kylie Rogers | Kyle Harrison Breitkopf

http://abc.go.com/shows/the-whispers

CBS:

Scorpion

– series premiere Monday, September 22 at 9|8c

Inspired by a true story, SCORPION follows an eccentric genius and his network of nerdy prodigies who operate as a think tank formed by Homeland Security.

http://www.cbs.com/shows/scorpion/

FOX:

Gotham

– series premiere Monday, September 22
Before there was Batman, there was GOTHAM.

Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world’s greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon’s story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker?

http://www.fox.com/gotham/

The Last Man On Earth

– coming soon
The year is 2022, and after an unlikely event, only one man is left on earth: PHIL MILLER (Forte), who used to be just an average guy who loved his family and hated his job at the bank. Now, in his RV, Phil searches the country for other survivors. He has traveled to every city, every town and every outpost in the United States, Mexico and Canada, and has found no one, which leads him to the painful realization that he is almost certainly the last living being on the face of the earth.

Sure, there are some positives that come with being the last person on earth. You can go live in the White House if you want. You can park in handicapped spots without an ounce of guilt. You can decorate your home with priceless works of art. You wanna wear a pair of tighty-whiteys and nothing else every single day of the year? Not a problem.

http://www.fox.com/last-man-on-earth/

Wayward Pines

– coming soon
Imagine the perfect American town… beautiful homes, manicured lawns, children playing safely in the streets. Now imagine never being able to leave. You have no communication with the outside world. You think you’re going insane. You must be in Wayward Pines.

Based on the best-selling novel “Pines” by Blake Crouch and brought to life by suspenseful storyteller M. Night Shyamalan (“The Sixth Sense,” “Signs”), WAYWARD PINES is the intense new mind-bending 10-episode event thriller evocative of the classic hit “Twin Peaks.”

http://www.fox.com/wayward-pines/

Syfy:

Z Nation

– series premiere September 12 at 10/9c
Z Nation starts three years after the zombie virus has gutted the country, a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood. Although the antibodies he carries are the world’s last, best hope for a vaccine, he hides a dark secret that threatens them all. With humankind’s survival at stake, the ragtag band embarks on a journey of survival across three thousand miles of rusted-out post-apocalyptic America.

http://www.syfy.com/znation

Ascension

– 6-hour event series premieres November 24 at 9/8c
In 1963, the U.S. government launched a covert space mission sending hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long voyage aboard the starship Ascension to populate a new world. Nearly 50 years into the journey, as they approach the point of no return, a mysterious murder of a young woman causes the ship’s population to question the true nature of their mission.

http://www.syfy.com/ascension

CW:

The Flash

– series premiere Tuesday, Oct 7 at 8/7c
A TV show centered around scientist Barry Allen, who suffers a freak accident that turns him into a superhero with the power of incredible speed.

http://www.cwtv.com/shows/the-flash

iZombie

– coming soon
Olivia “Liv” Moore was a rosy-cheeked, disciplined, over-achieving medical resident who had her life path completely mapped out…until the night she attended a party that unexpectedly turned into a zombie feeding frenzy. As one of the newly undead, Liv is doing her best to blend in and look as human as possible. Her appearance now passes for “Goth,” with shockingly pale skin and nearly white hair, and her demeanor has gone from exuberant to exhausted. The change in Liv is baffling to her mother, her former fiancé, Major, and her best friend and roommate, Peyton, who still has the high-energy, Type-A personality that Liv has completely abandoned. Despite her post-traumatic ennui, Liv has devised a way to resist her baser urges to devour fresh human brains – she’s taken a job in the Seattle coroner’s office. In this appropriately dead-end job, Liv can secretly snack on the brains of the many Jane and John Doe corpses that make a final stop in the morgue. Despite carefully covering her tracks, Liv’s boss, Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti, discovers her secret and is surprisingly excited about the scientific possibilities. Even with her boss’ enthusiasm, Liv remains resigned to an eternity without hope or purpose, until she realizes that with every brain she consumes, she retains a portion of that person’s memories. Liv begins to experience visions from the point of view of the murder victims. Much to the surprise of Dr. Ravi and homicide detective Clive Babineaux, Liv often has detailed knowledge of crime scenes and motives that she can’t easily explain. Posing as a psychic, she works with Detective Babineaux to investigate these crimes and discover who is responsible. It’s not the same as being alive again, but at least Liv can find purpose in her undead existence by helping Clive solve the murders of those who are indeed fully dead.

http://www.cwtv.com/shows/izombie

The Messengers

– coming soon
“And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.” (Revelation 9)

In the white-hot sun of the New Mexico desert, scientist Vera Ivanov watches in fascination as a mysterious object plummets to Earth and explodes in a blinding flash, sending out a shock wave that briefly stops her heart. But Vera is not the only one affected by the blast: she is instantly and mysteriously connected to four other strangers, who also collapse only to miraculously come back to life hours later. Erin, a young mother desperate to protect her 7-year-old daughter from an abusive ex-husband; Peter, a troubled high school student who finally lashes out to end the constant bullying he can no longer endure; Raul, a federal agent looking to escape his undercover assignment in a violent Mexican drug cartel; and Joshua, Jr., a charismatic second-generation televangelist following in his father’s footsteps – all awaken after the pulse with powers they can barely believe, from inexplicable strength to the ability to heal others. Most mysterious of all is the figure known only as The Man, who offers Vera the one thing she wants most in life – to be reunited with her kidnapped son – if she will help him with one morally complicated task. That task puts Vera on a collision course with nurse Rose Arvale who, after a seemingly random act of violence left her in a coma for seven years, suddenly begins to stir. As Joshua, Jr. prophesizes, the wheels of Revelation have begun to turn, and this group of strangers might be the only hope for preventing the impending Rapture…or causing it.

http://www.cwtv.com/shows/the-messengers/

Blu-Ray Review: Falling Skies: The Complete Third Season

Falling Skies: The Complete Third Season

Synopsis:
Falling Skies – TNT’s alien-invasion saga from DreamWorks Television, TNT Productions and executive producer Steven Spielberg – returns to Blu-ray™ and DVD with its complete third season. The two-disc Falling Skies: The Complete Third Season Blu-ray™ and three-disc DVD set will include all 10 episodes from the action-packed drama’s third season, as well as more than two hours of special features including “Warrior Poet: Creating the Character and Emotion of Cochise,” “Karen: The Overlord Next Door,” behind-the-scenes features, all episodes of “2nd Watch Hosted by Wil Wheaton” and much more. Additionally, the Blu-ray release will also be available for Ultraviolet Digital HD download.

Review:
Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Colin Cunningham, Drew Roy, Connor Jessup, and the rest of the cast return for this exciting third season. With the arrival the Volm, humanity just may have a chance at fighting the alien invaders and retaking Earth. But within the human settlement there’s a traitorous spy at work.

This third season is another incredibly intense and action-packed storyline that shouldn’t be missed. Easily one of the best shows on television, Falling Skies packs in a fantastic cast of believable and interesting characters, unpredictable and suspenseful stories, and mysterious and illusive aliens. I can’t say enough good things about this exceptional show. And this blu-ray set has a nice lineup of interesting featurettes for fans of the show as well.

Blu-Ray Review: Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Sixth Season

Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Sixth Season Blu-Ray

STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE SIXTH SEASON BLU-RAY includes all 26 episodes, numerous commentaries, deleted scenes, featurettes, promos, gag reel, and the new three-part documentary “Beyond the Five Year Mission – The Evolution of Star Trek: The Next Generation”

The sixth of seven seasons starts with the second part of one of my favorite episodes – “Time’s Arrow.” Featuring Whoopi Goldberg as Guinan in the 1800s, the crew of the Enterprise tries to rescue Data as a nosy Samuel Clemens gets in the way. James Doohan revisits the Enterprise in the classic episode “Relics.” Q returns in “True Q” to test a new Q. Worf and his son get stuck in the Old West in the holodeck in the humorous “A Fistful of Datas.” Picard gets captured and tortured by the Cardassians during a secret mission in “Chain of Command” Parts 1 and 2. And that’s just the first half of the season. This was easily one of the strongest seasons, with just about every episode being a solid story that I have watched numerous times.

This season is a must-buy for Next Generation fans. This remastered blu-ray edition was worth the wait with plenty of new deleted scenes and other extras.

Disc One:
Episodes:
• Time’s Arrow, Part II
• Realm of Fear
• Man of the People
• Relics
• Schisms
Special Features”
• Archival Mission Log: Mission Overview Year Six (SD)
• Audio Commentary with Ronald D. Moore and Mike & Denise Okuda on “Relics” – NEW
• Deleted Scenes (HD) – NEW
– Time’s Arrow, Part II
– Relics
• Episodic Promos
– Promo #1 (SD)
– Promo #2 (SD)
– Promo #3 (SD)
– Promo #4 (SD)
– Promo #5 (SD)
Disc Two:
Episodes:
• True Q
• Rascals
• A Fistful of Datas
• The Quality of Life
Special Features:
• Archival Mission Log: Bold New Directions (SD)
• Archival Mission Log: Departmental Briefing Year Six: Production (SD)
• Archival Mission Log: Departmental Briefing Profile: Dan Curry (SD)
• Deleted Scene (HD) – NEW
– True Q
• Episodic Promos
– Promo #1 (SD)
– Promo #2 (SD)
– Promo #3 (SD)
– Promo #4 (SD)
Disc Three:
Episodes”
• Chain of Command, Part I
• Chain of Command, Part II
• Ship in a Bottle
• Aquiel
• Face of the Enemy
Special Features:
• Archival Mission Log: Special Crew Profile: Lt. Cmdr. Data (SD)
• Deleted Scenes (HD) – NEW
– Ship in a Bottle
– Face of the Enemy
• Episodic Promos
– Promo #1 (SD)
– Promo #2 (SD)
– Promo #3 (SD)
– Promo #4 (SD)
– Promo #5 (SD)
Disc Four:
Episodes:
• Tapestry
• Birthright, Part I
• Birthright, Part II
• Starship Mine
• Lessons
Special Features:
• Archival Mission Log: Select Historical Data (SD)
• Audio Commentary with Ronald D. Moore and Mike & Denise Okuda on “Tapestry” – NEW
• Deleted Scenes (HD) – NEW
– Tapestry
– Birthright, Part II
• Episodic Promos
– Promo #1 (SD)
– Promo #2 (SD)
– Promo #3 (SD)
– Promo #4 (SD)
– Promo #5 (SD)
Disc Five:
Episodes:
• The Chase
• Frame of Mind
• Suspicions
• Rightful Heir
• Second Chances
Special Features:
• Archival Mission Log: Inside Starfleet Archives: Sets and Props (SD)
• Audio Commentary with James L. Conway and Jonathan West on “Frame of Mind” – NEW
• Deleted Scenes (HD) – NEW
– The Chase
– Rightful Heir
• Episodic Promos
– Promo #1 (SD)
– Promo #2 (SD)
– Promo #3 (SD)
– Promo #4 (SD)
– Promo #5 (SD)
Disc Six:
Episodes:
• Timescape
• Descent, Part I
Special Features:
• Beyond the Five Year Mission – The Evolution of Star Trek: The Next Generation (HD) – NEW
– Part One: The Lithosphere
– Part Two: The Biosphere
– Part Three: The Noosphere
• Gag Reel (HD) – NEW
• Episodic Promos
– Promo #1 (SD)
– Promo #2 (SD)

Crossbones Clips

Crossbones (First Look)
John Malkovich and the cast chat about the new NBC drama Crossbones, premiering on Friday, May 30 at 10/9c.

Crossbones – Crossbones Premieres May 30 (Sneak Peek)
John Malkovich stars as Blackbeard on Crossbones, premiering Friday, May 30 at 10/9c.

Crossbones – John Malkovich Talks Blackbeard (Interview)
The actor discusses his role as Blackbeard on the new NBC drama Crossbones.

The Flash: First Look

The Flash First Look: Don’t Blink
The fastest man alive is coming this fall to The CW! Don’t blink or you’ll miss him.

The Flash – Extended Trailer
Legend travels fast. Don’t miss The Flash, coming Tuesdays this fall to The CW!

The Flash – New Name Clip
It won’t be long before the world learns what Barry Allen has become. Don’t miss The Flash, coming Tuesdays this fall to The CW!

CW Clips: The Originals, Arrow, and Reign

The Originals – From a Cradle to a Grave Clip
Marcel will take whatever he can get to defeat Klaus. Don’t miss the season finale of The Originals tonight at 8/7c!

Arrow – Unthinkable Clip
The Foundry has been compromised! Don’t miss the epic season finale of Arrow Wednesday at 8/7c!

Reign – Slaughter of Innocence Clip
Betraying the King won’t be as easy as Francis thinks. Don’t miss the season finale of Reign Thursday at 9/8c!