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February 28, 2011 - In our first look at this week's new releases, we review Burlesque, a musical that stars Christina Aguilera as an Iowa waitress who tries to make it as a Los Angeles entertainer. Written and directed by Steven Antin, the film co-stars Cher, Stanley Tucci,
Cam Gigandet, Kristen Bell, Alan Cumming and Julianne Hough. Sony's DVD includes an Antin commentary, a blooper reel, six uncut song performances (including a deleted number), and an alternate opening. Full review.

February 25, 2011 - DreamWorks Animation's film Megamind centers on a bald blue alien supervillain (voiced by Will Ferrell) who gets his wish of conquering his nemesis, Metro Man (Brad Pitt). This superhero satire co-stars Tina Fey and Jonah Hill as a news reporter and her cameraman, who are at the center of the change sweeping over Metro City. Released today, the Mega Double DVD Pack includes the all-new short film Megamind: The Button of Doom, a filmmakers' audio commentary, featurettes on the all-star voice cast and design, a drawing lesson, DVD-ROM printables, a video comic book, and a "spot the differences" activity. Read our review.

Facebook fan Adam Vargulish (whose favorite movie of 2010 was Toy Story 3) has won ten Academy Award-nominated movies, ten Redbox rentals, and more in our Oscar Party Giveaway. Thanks to all who entered!

February 24, 2011 - Our newest review covers the 2010 remake I Spit On Your Grave, which remains true to the controversial original 1978 horror film, but with graphic Saw-style revenge to complement the rape brutality of its first half. Anchor Bay's DVD preserves the unrated cut given limited theatrical release and includes an audio commentary,
a making-of featurette, deleted scenes, and marketing materials. Full review.

February 23, 2011 - Blue Valentine, the film that earned an NC-17 rating (later reversed) and an Academy Award Best Actress nomination for Michelle Williams, will come to DVD and Blu-ray uncut on May 10th. The second feature directed by Derek Cianfrance, this acclaimed romantic drama stars Williams and Ryan Gosling as a married couple, whose journey from courtship to dissolution is uncompromisingly depicted. The second home video collaboration between The Weinstein Company and Anchor Bay Entertainment, both DVD and Blu-ray will include an audio commentary, deleted scenes, a making-of featurette, and a home movie. Read the full announcement.

As promised, we've got one huge giveaway for you! Host your very own Oscar party with ten of this year's major Academy Award-nominated movies (including Toy Story 3, Inception, and The Social Network), ten free Redbox rentals, a box of Orville Redenbacher's popcorn, and some movie decorations. Read about our Oscar Viewing Party and then enter to win your own in one of three ways. One lucky reader will receive a prize pack with a retail value of over $300. Act fast because entries to this Giveaway must be received by noon EST on Friday. Check it out!

February 22, 2011 - In advance of next week's Blu-ray debut of Disney's Bambi, we've got a new interview with Donnie Dunagan, who voiced the young deer some seventy years ago. A live-action child star beforehand, Dunagan shares his memories of working with Walt Disney and the "drawing men", experiences he kept secret during a long, prolific career in the United States Marine Corps. Read the full interview conducted by Renata Olson and including video clips.

Aaron Wallace reviews Unstoppable, the second consecutive Tony Scott-directed Denzel Washington action movie to center on a train. This one, better received and higher grossing than the duo's 2009 Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 remake, casts Washington as a veteran engineer and Star Trek's Chris Pine as an inexperienced conductor who together are called to avoid the certain disaster facing a racing, highly explosive, unmanned locomotive. Fox's Blu-ray includes two audio commentaries, three featurettes, a trailer, BD-Live, and a digital copy. Full review.

The Last Unicorn Blu-ray & DVD Review

Today's new releases include the Blu-ray + DVD combos of the buddy comedy Due Date and the 1982 animated fantasy The Last Unicorn, both of which we've reviewed in detail. A rare Friday debut is in the cards for DreamWorks Animation's Megamind, whose Mega DVD Double Pack we'll be looking at before then.

February 21, 2011 - Our newest review looks at Due Date, a road trip buddy comedy from The Hangover director Todd Phillips resembling John Hughes' Planes, Trains & Automobiles. Robert Downey Jr. plays an uptight architect who drives cross-country with a dim-witted stranger (Zach Galifianakis) in order to see the birth of his son. Available this week, Warner's Blu-ray + DVD combo pack includes a gag reel, a "Two and a Half Men" scene, deleted scenes, mash-ups, and the usual digital copies. Read our full review.

February 20, 2011 - Make some sense of the seven DVD and Blu-ray editions soon bestowed upon Disney's effects extravaganza Tron: Legacy and the 1982 film it follows, which reportedly was withheld from retail last Christmas on fears of detriment. The studio's press release details what comprises the single and 2-disc DVDs and combo packs ranging from 2 to 5 platters (six if you count collectible identity disc packaging) releasing in April. Read the full announcement.

February 19, 2011 - Daniel Tosh: Happy Thoughts is Comedy Central's upcoming stand-up special from the host of the network's highly-rated "Tosh.0" series. In a San Francisco performance taped last summer, the comic talks sports, religion, and race. Available March 8th, the DVD offers the program in uncensored 58-minute and broadcast 42-minute cuts plus Tosh's encore, a "Day in the Life" of Tosh, and two warm-up acts. Full review.

February 18, 2011 - We take a look at The Last Unicorn, the 1982 Rankin/Bass animated film adapted from Peter S. Beagle's novel. Featuring songs by America and an all-star voice cast, this musical fantasy has developed the reputation of a cult classic over the years. This review covers the Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack released next week by Lionsgate, which adds extensive narrated galleries, a new featurette, and a new commentary to existing bonus features, while restoring the film's original theatrical soundtrack and speed. Full review.

February 17, 2011 - An insert inside Disney's upcoming Bambi: Diamond Edition Blu-ray + DVD combo announces that the studio will be releasing a 2-Movie Collection Combo Pack of the 1981 animated feature The Fox and the Hound (30th Anniversary Edition) and its 2006 direct-to-video sequel The Fox and the Hound 2 in September, in a 3-disc set holding one Blu-ray and two DVDs.

February 15, 2011 - Philip Seymour Hoffman makes his directorial debut on Jack Goes Boating, in which he stars as an odd New York City limo driver starting a new relationship with an equally awkward woman (Amy Ryan). The film is adapted from the Off-Broadway play of the same name, which Hoffman and castmates John Ortiz and Daphne Rubin-Vega also starred. It's available now from Anchor Bay with deleted scenes, two featurettes, and the trailer. Our review.

Fox has announced a Friday April 8th home video debut for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the latest and possibly last entry in Walden Media's fantasy film series. It remains to be seen whether the $100 million grossed in North America and $375 million worldwide by the Pevensie children and Aslan's third cinematic adventure is enough for any of the remaining four C.S. Lewis books to get similar big budget big screen treatment. Dawn Treader will be available in a single-disc DVD ($29.98 SRP), a Double DVD Pack ($34.98 SRP), and a 3-Disc Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy combo pack ($39.98 SRP). Read the press release for full details.

For Colored Girls DVD Review You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger DVD Review

Today's new DVD and Blu-ray releases include the latest Tony Scott/Denzel Washington train thriller, Unstoppable (co-starring Star Trek's Chris Pine), the acclaimed American education documentary Waiting for "Superman" and Woody Allen's English ensemble romance You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger.

February 14, 2011 - For the first time, Tyler Perry adapts another's work in For Colored Girls. Based on Ntozake Shange's Obie-winning 1970s play, this drama focuses on the challenges of contemporary life for a number of African American women in New York, from teen pregnancy to domestic abuse. The ensemble cast includes Janet Jackson, Thandie Newton, Loretta Devine, Anika Noni Rose, Kerry Washington, Phylicia Rashad, and Whoopi Goldberg. Now available, Lionsgate's DVD contains a documentary on the stage show in its various incarnations, readings of poems from the text, a making-of featurette, music video montages, and an archive of marketing materials. Read our full review.

February 13, 2011 - The King's Speech is closing in on the $100 million mark in North American theaters. This English drama has recently pulled ahead as the frontrunner in this month's Best Picture Oscar race. But aware that this glory will fade, Anchor Bay and The Weinstein Company have set an April 19th DVD and Blu-ray debut. This official announcement announces what you will find on either format in this high-profile launch of the two studios' new home video distribution deal. Read on...

The official Tangled press release details the bonus features you'll find on the March 29th DVD, Blu-ray + DVD, and Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy editions of Disney Feature Animation's 50th canonical entry. Included with this announcement is a video trailer.

Waiting for "Superman", the acclaimed new documentary from An Inconvenient Truth's Oscar-winning director Davis Guggenheim, takes a good look at America's public education system, profiling students exploring their options and considering some of the factors behind today's troubling statistics. Available Tuesday, the movie is joined by an audio commentary, a making-of featurette on John Legend's closing song, over a half-hour of deleted scenes, a couple of promotional animated shorts, updates on the film's subjects, and a $25 DonorsChoose.org gift card. Read our review.

February 10, 2011 - Woody Allen extends his annual feature writing/directing streak to nearly thirty years with You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. Allen returns to London with this story of the complicated romantic relationships of three family members, played by Naomi Watts, Anthony Hopkins, and Gemma Jones. Josh Brolin, Antonio Banderas, Lucy Punch, and Slumdog Millionaire's Freida Pinto co-star in this movie, which comes to DVD and Blu-ray next week from Sony in the filmmaker's signature low-key fashion. Full review with clip and trailer.

February 9, 2011 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1, the penultimate film in J.K. Rowling's fantasy series, will on DVD ($28.98 SRP), Blu-ray ($29.98 SRP), and Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy combo pack ($35.99 SRP) on April 15th, three months before its follow-up is theatrically released. In addition, a seemingly premature Years 1-7 Part 1 Box Set will be offered on DVD ($78.92 SRP) and Blu-ray ($134.99 SRP).

Our newest review looks at the controversial and recently remade 1978 thriller I Spit on Your Grave. A New York author (Camille Keaton) looking to write her first novel gets brutally raped by the men of the small town where's she summering and takes revenge. Released yesterday, Anchor Bay's DVD includes the unrated director's cut of the film, two audio commentaries, a new interview with writer/director Meir Zarchi, a photo and poster gallery, and vintage marketing materials. Full review...

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Life as We Know It is also available for download and on demand, at Amazon.com and elsewhere. Don't forget to read our review.

February 8, 2011 - We've just posted the press release for The Fighter. Paramount will bring the acclaimed drama starring Mark Wahlberg as working class boxer Micky Ward to DVD and Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy on March 15th with deleted scenes, a making-of featurette, "Keeping the Faith" on the real life Micky Ward and his troubled brother Dicky Ecklund, a trailer, and an audio commentary by director David O. Russell. The film is nominated for seven Academy Awards, including supporting actor honors for Wahlberg's co-stars Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and Melissa Leo. Full announcement.

Life As We Know It Blu-ray & DVD Review You Again DVD Review

The romantic dramedy Life as We Know It stars Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel as a pair of Atlanta singles whose mutual friends assign them joint custody of their one-year-old daughter. Available today, Warner's Blu-ray + DVD Combo pack supplies deleted scenes, three featurettes, and a digital copy. Watch the trailer as part of our full review.

Today's other new releases include the low-budget horror sequel Paranormal Activity 2, the multi-generational wedding party comedy You Again, the '90s e-commerce pioneer drama Middle Men, Hilary Duff's ABC Family Original Movie Beauty & the Briefcase, Elia Kazan's forgotten Oscar-winning immigration epic America America, the controversial original 1978 I Spit on Your Grave, its 2010 remake, and the Tyler Perry-adapted ensemble drama For Colored Girls. For more on other of this week's debuts, please consult the February 8th entry on our Release Schedule.

February 7, 2011 - Our newest review looks at America America, a 1963 drama written and directed by the legendary Elia Kazan (On the Waterfront, A Streetcar Named Desire). Inspired by his own uncle's story, this epic film details a poor young Greek man's arduous journey to start life anew across the Atlantic Ocean at the turn of the 20th century. Nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture but largely unknown today, the movie makes its long-awaited individual DVD debut with the same historian's audio commentary it contained on the recent Elia Kazan Collection. Read our review, which includes a film clip.

February 5, 2011 - We've updated our Disney Blu-ray page to reflect price reductions, new Blu-ray + DVD combo packs coming on Tuesday and in upcoming weeks, and the latest and next releases from the studio. Check it out!

Take a look with us at Paranormal Activity 2, the fast follow-up to 2009's little word-of-mouth hit. By home movie and surveillance camera, this prequel documents life for the sister of the first film's protagonist. The family of four's house experiences a variety of unexplainable disturbances. Releasing on Tuesday, Paramount's DVD contains both theatrical and unrated cuts of the film and we detail everything that distinguishes the two. The few-frills disc also includes unused found footage and a teaser trailer. Read on...

February 4, 2011 - Touchstone Pictures' You Again stars Kristen Bell as a young woman who is shocked to find out her high school bully (Odette Yustman) is about to marry her brother. Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Betty White co-star in this cameo-filled, PG-rated comedy. It is released next Tuesday on DVD and a Blu-ray + DVD combo with deleted scenes, a featurette on director Andy Fickman, a Funny or Die short, and "Ask the Cast." Full review.

Tron: Legacy & Tron: Ultimate Blu-ray Collection with identity disc packaging -- click to preorder

Amazon.com has made Tron: Legacy available for preorder in five arrangements: a single-disc DVD ($29.99 SRP), a 2-Disc Blu-ray + DVD ($39.99 SRP), a 4-Disc Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy ($49.99 SRP), a 5-Disc 2-Movie Collection that adds the original Tron on Blu-ray ($79.99 SRP) and The Ultimate Tron Experience ($99.99 SRP) which packages the 5-disc set in a collectible identity disc. Not crazy about the sequel or also want the original film on standard DVD? The original 1982 movie, billed as "Tron: The Original Classic", will also be available on its own in a new 2-Disc Special Edition ($29.99 SRP) and a Blu-ray + DVD Combo ($39.99 SRP). Though no release date has been set, an early April debut is expected. From now through February 10th, all Tron: Legacy editions are eligible for a $5 off coupon at Amazon. For more information on contents, check our April Release Schedule.

February 3, 2011 - Middle Men dramatizes the true story of a Texas family man (Luke Wilson) who becomes an integral part in the dotcom boom of the late-'90s with a billing service for Internet porn. Directed and co-written by George Gallo (writer of Bad Boys and Midnight Run), this limited-release drama co-stars Giovanni Ribisi, Gabriel Macht, and James Caan. Available on Tuesday, Paramount's DVD includes an audio commentary, deleted scenes, outtakes, and a slap montage. Read our review...

Beauty & the Briefcase DVD Review Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 Blu-ray + DVD Review

February 2, 2011 - Our first of many looks at next week's new releases covers Beauty & the Briefcase. This ABC Family Original Movie stars Hilary Duff as a fashionable young working woman who infiltrates New York City's financial district for an investigative Cosmopolitan cover story about the men of the business world. Our review includes the trailer for this movie.

February 1, 2011 - Let Me In does not drastically depart from Let the Right One In, the acclaimed 2008 Swedish film on which it's based. This acclaimed American adaptation, written and directed by Cloverfield's Matt Reeves, tells the story of a lonely bullied boy (Kodi Smit-McPhee) who befriends a girl (Chloλ Grace Moretz) with a bloodthirsty secret. Elias Koteas and Richard Jenkins co-star. Available today, Anchor Bay's DVD includes audio commentary by Reeves, deleted scenes, making-of featurettes, a photo gallery, and trailers. Read our full review right here.

Today's new releases include Alice in Wonderland: 60th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray + DVD, the acclaimed vampire drama Let Me In, the teen comedy sequel Mean Girls 2, talking dog comedy Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2, and the Kristen Stewart/James Gandolfini independent drama Welcome to the Rileys. For more details on these and other titles we won't be reviewing, check our February Schedule.

January 31, 2011 - Disney's lowly regarded but highly profitable 2008 canine comedy gets a Buddies-esque follow-up in Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2. Chloe (now voiced by Odette Yustman) marries Papi (still George Lopez) and soon gives birth to five mischievous pups. In an effort to help the family of part-time owner Sam (Marcus Coloma), the brood enters a dog show and later gets mixed up in a bank robbery. Available tomorrow on DVD and Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack, this direct-to-video sequel is joined by a Bridgit Mendler music video and a bloopers reel. Read our review.

Glee: Season 2, Volume 1 DVD Review Welcome to the Rileys DVD Review

January 30, 2011 - "Glee": Season 2, Volume 1 serves up the first ten episodes of the award-winning Fox high school musical dramedy's current season. Included in that lot are tributes to Britney Spears and The Rocky Horror Picture Show; guest appearances by Gwyneth Paltrow, John Stamos, and Carol Burnett; a "Glee" wedding and Grinch-inspired Christmas episode. The 3-disc DVD includes the Glee Music Jukebox, a Comic-Con cast & crew panel discussion, a collection of Brittany one-liners, and more. Full review.

January 29, 2011 - Kelvin Cedeno takes a fourth and -- for now -- final look at Disney's animated filming of Alice in Wonderland for next week's 60th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray + DVD Combo.
Full of music, color, and characters, this 1951 feature continues to grow in reputation. The studio shows it much respect in a loaded 2-disc set that adds an enhanced viewing mode, reference footage, a game, a pencil test, and a color Walt Disney introduction to the wealth of extras afforded the film on its deluxe laserdisc and subsequent 2-disc DVDs. Only here will you find a detailed overview of what's gained, what's lost, and how the hi-def presentation compares to DVD incarnations. We've even included a video clip of the "Through the Keyhole" playback mode. Check it out.

January 28, 2011 - The independent drama Welcome to the Rileys stars Twilight's Kristen Stewart as a runaway teenaged stripper/prostitute who finds help and support from a Midwestern man (James Gandolfini, "The Sopranos") and his phobic wife (Melissa Leo, The Fighter) down in New Orleans. Directed by Jake Scott (son of Riley) and written by Ken Hixon, this limited-release film comes to DVD and Blu-ray from Sony next Tuesday with a making-of featurette. Our review.

January 26, 2011 - The prison drama Stone reunites actors Robert De Niro and Edward Norton. De Niro plays the retirement-bound parole officer reviewing the case file of Norton's hardened criminal. Milla Jovovich plays the convict's seductive wife, who becomes a part of the process. From the writer of Junebug and the director of The Painted Veil, this psychological thriller is now available on DVD and Blu-ray from Anchor Bay with a making-of featurette and trailer. Full review.

January 25, 2011 - James L. Brooks' 1987 dramedy Broadcast News gets an upgrade today courtesy of The Criterion Collection. This film about life at a Washington TV news station as seen by three ambitious employees earned Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Original Screenplay, and stars William Hurt, Albert Brooks, and Holly Hunter. Criterion's two-disc set includes an audio commentary by Brooks, a documentary on his career, deleted scenes, an alternate ending, a featurette on the CBS News producer who inspired Hunter's character, and vintage making-of materials. Read our full review.

As expected, the following ten films were announced as nominees in the Academy Awards' Best Picture category: The Social Network, The King's Speech, The Fighter, Black Swan, Toy Story 3, Inception, True Grit, The Kids Are All Right, 127 Hours, and Winter's Bone. The full list of nominees can be seen here. All ten Best Picture contenders and many other 2011 nominees are now available for preorder or purchase at Amazon.com.

Secretariat Blu-ray + DVD Review Dinner for Schmucks DVD Review Rules of Engagement: The Complete Fourth Season DVD Review

Recent DVD and Blu-ray Reviews:
• Secretariat - In Disney's latest true sports drama from the producers of The Rookie, Miracle, and Invincible, Diane Lane stars as Penny Chenery, the housewife owner of the first U.S. Triple Crown-winning thoroughbred horse in 25 years. The Blu-ray + DVD combo includes an audio commentary by director Randall Wallace, deleted scenes with commentary, a multi-angle Secretariat race reconstruction, an interview with the real Chenery, and a music video by AJ Michalka.
• Nowhere Boy - Kick-Ass' Aaron Johnson portrays a teenaged John Lennon as he begins playing guitar, forms a band, and spends time with two contrary mother figures (Anne-Marie Duff, Kristin Scott Thomas). After a limited theatrical engagement, this Weinstein Company drama is joined by two deleted scenes and two making-of featurettes.
• Mean Girls 2 - Return to North Shore High, where a new new student (Camp Rock's Meaghan Martin) finds herself and her new friend (Jennifer Stone, "Wizards of Waverly Place") at war with nasty new Plastics (led by Maiara Walsh). Tim Meadows returns as Principal Duvall. On DVD, this ABC Family original movie is equipped with several making-of featurettes, a gag reel, and an anti-bullying PSA.
• Looney Tunes Super Stars: Foghorn Leghorn & Friends - Barnyard Bigmouth - Collects 15 vintage Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts, 14 of which haven't properly been released to DVD before. Nine of the fifteen star the tall Southern rooster, as he butts heads with Barnyard Dawg, Egghead Jr., and Henery Hawk. Also found here are cartoons starring the mice equivalents of "The Honeymooners" neighbors, Mexican crows, and Elmer Fudd. Like the series' first two DVDs, this disc mattes the shorts to 16:9 widescreen, but this one also offers original full screen presentations of the shorts.
• Denis Leary and Friends Present: Douchebags and Donuts -Comedy Central special gives half of its 99 minutes to the "Rescue Me" ranter and the rest to Whitney Cummings, Lenny Clarke, and Adam Ferrara. The DVD includes two unused musical numbers and behind-the-scenes footage, with portions of the proceeds going to The Leary Firefighters Foundation.
• Dinner for Schmucks - This remake of the 1998 French comedy The Dinner Game reunites Steve Carell and Paul Rudd as new acquaintances attending a feast designed to secretly ridicule its guests. Paramount's DVD includes deleted scenes, a gag reel of bloopers and unused improvisations, and a making-of featurette.
• Animal Kingdom - This Australian drama tells the story of a teenaged boy who finds himself caught up in his criminal family's legal problems. Sony's DVD includes an audio commentary by first-time director David Michτd, a making-of featurette, and a Los Angeles Film Festival Q & A session.
• Case 39 - Renιe Zellweger stars as a social worker whose custody assumption of a troubled young girl (Jodelle Ferland) has quick and deadly consequences. Ian McShane and Bradley Cooper co-star. Paramount's DVD includes a half-hour of deleted scenes (including an alternate ending and an alternate death) plus four making-of featurettes.
• Yogi's Great Escape - In this first of ten Hanna-Barbera Superstars TV movies from the late-1980s, Yogi and Boo Boo awaken to take care of three hungry orphan cubs while on the run from Ranger Smith and a zoo transfer. This 93-minute film receives a truly barebones presentation as part of the Warner Archive Collection.
• Buried (Blu-ray + DVD) - Ryan Reynolds spends 90 minutes in a coffin as an American civilian contractor who's kidnapped and buried alive in Iraq. Fortunately, he's got a working cell phone, a pencil, some glow sticks, and our full attention.
• "Rules of Engagement": The Complete Fourth Season - In the midst of a full standard fifth season, CBS' traditional multi-camera sitcom has last winter's 13-episode run released in a 2-disc set sporting only the essentials. This show about New York couples and friends stars Patrick Warburton, Megyn Price, David Spade and others.
• Piranha - Loosely remaking the Joe Dante-directed, Roger Corman-produced 1978 film of the same name, this horror comedy channels Jaws in its story of killer piranhas wreaking havoc on a small Arizona lake town in the midst of a busy spring break. Alexandre Aja (Mirrors, The Hills Have Eyes) directs a cast that includes Elisabeth Shue, Jerry O'Connell, Adam Scott, Ving Rhames, Steven R. McQueen, Christopher Lloyd, and (in a grand Jaws nod) Richard Dreyfuss. Sony's DVD presents only a 2D version of the movie along with an audio commentary and 91 minutes of making-of featurettes.
• "Hot in Cleveland": Season One - TV Land's first original series is a throwback to yesteryear sitcoms, most notably "The Golden Girls." Valerie Bertinelli ("One Day at a Time"), Jane Leeves ("Frasier"), and Wendie Malick ("Just Shoot Me!") play Los Angeles friends who relocate to Ohio, sharing a rented house with a sassy caretaker (Betty White). The 2-disc DVD includes ten episodes plus an extended version of the pilot, the pilot of the TV Land's forthcoming sitcom "Retired at 35", bloopers, a set tour, and other behind-the-scenes videos.

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