One of the greatest TV series ever made, The Sopranos almost never got made. The story of Tony Soprano in a midlife crisis told not just a great story, but let everyone know that cable networks were more than just second tier. In November, HBO comes out with The Sopranos: The Complete Series. The Blu-ray collection compiles all 86 episodes in 1080 p, audio commentaries and conversations about the making of the series. If you haven’t seen it before, now’s the time to make way for some serious binge-watching. It’ll be rare to see the cultural impact of such a series ever again.
Media By on May 22, 2014
Twin Peaks came on, and then went out, with a bang. It only lasted from 1990-1991, but won three Golden Globe awards. Now, a special 10-disc Blu-ray collection, Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery ($120), drops and it gathers all the episodes, the 1992 film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, and 90 minutes of deleted scenes. The box-set includes the original version of the pilot show, and a special international version. The only thing NOT included is David Lynch’s remake of Return of the Jedi.
Media By on Feb 13, 2014
Fans of the popular mid 80s show, The Wonder Years, this news will make your day ten times more amazing. Maybe 12 times. StarVista Entertainment/Time Life intend to release, The Wonder Years: The Complete Series, uncut, unedited, on DVD later this year. Not only that, the set will include all the original music, including the opening song, “With a Little Help from My Friends”, by Joe Cocker.
TV Guide called it one of the “Top 20 Shows of the ’80s”, but the extensive use of popular music in the series made securing licensing for a rerelease quite hard and expensive. The show ran on ABC from 1988-1993 and told the story of Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage) through a series of flashbacks from 1968-1973. Imagine each episode as a Viral Nova headline produced for the small screen. Or imagine Modern Family circa 1960s.
Media By on Jan 14, 2014
Now that the Simpsons enters its 25th season, Legos! How’s that for an intro. One of the best shows ever (focusing on the early years here) and one of the best toys ever come together in an awesome 2500+ piece collection.
Characters include the whole Simpsons family, plus Ned Flanders. What, no Ralph?
The piece (pun intended) de resistance has got to be the 2 story house. It opens up to reveal all the characters’ bedrooms, the garage and the iconic living room.
Get ready to storm Lego.com or Lego retail shops on February 1st and drop $199 on this sure to sellout item.
Media By on Sep 16, 2013
As Breaking Bad furiously finishes up its 5th and final season, pangs of anxiety are setting in for many a loyal follower of Walter White. If you’d like something a little more permanent to remember the acclaimed show by other than a shaky Netflix streaming archive, cook up $225 and send it to Amazon for the complete series on Blu-ray. It comes in a collectible replica money barrel and features more than 55 hours of special features from all of the seasons, plus an all new two-hour documentary and a 16 page booklet with letter from series creator Vince Gilligan.
Media By on Jul 24, 2013
As Dexter winds up its eighth and final season, hardcore fans are bracing for the loss of their favorite cop/serial killer. Ease the pain and keep the blood flowing with Dexter: The Complete Series ($380) from Amazon. The exclusive white bust houses every episode on Blu-ray, along with “Grafix: The Art of Dexter,” a collection of photography, fan artwork and iconography and images used in the show’s promotional campaigns, plus an all-new bonus disc with access to over three hours of behind-the-scene interviews and featurettes.
Media By on Feb 15, 2013
Word on the street (fine, the Internet) is that this season of The Walking Dead has been pretty solid. Of course it ain’t over yet, but we wanted to give you a heads up about this gruesome Season 3 Limited Edition Set ($TBA) before it comes out. Inspired by a certain ‘aquarium’ on the show, these heads can actually be filled with water and lit up when mom comes over for meatloaf. Is it sicker than this Season 2 horror? The only way to tell is by seeing them side by side on your shelf.
Media By on Jun 20, 2012
Your mom probably doesn’t watch The Walking Dead, but when you give her the Walking Dead Complete Second Season Box Set ($40), she’ll surely be hooked. From the moment she sees the zombie head with a screwdriver plunged into its eye socket, her exuberant curiosity will take over the room. “Oooooh, I love it! This is gorgeous! I can put this on top of the china cabinet!” she’ll undoubtedly exclaim. And then you’d better make other plans for the 4th of July, because the traditional family BBQ will be scrapped as mom burrows deep in the family room to immerse herself in the zombie apocalypse. You have a cool mom.