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ANIME REVIEWS (#, A-I) (a J!-ENT Listing of all Anime-related Blu-ray and DVD Reviews)

August 12, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Since 1993, J!-ENT has been reviewing anime (Japanese animation) from VHS to LD and now Blu-ray to DVD. 


The following is a list of all the anime Blu-ray and DVD’s we have reviewed on J!-ENT thus far.


ANIME BLU-RAY AND DVD REVIEWS (Listing are alphabetical order):

Note: Reviews are from 1999-Present (NOTE: Due to the amount of reviews we have done over the years, not all are included in this listing yet.  We are periodically updating this section with our past reviews.  Also, please note that some of these reviews are very old and are in a different format to our current review style.)

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009-1 – Volume 1 (DVD)

5 CENTIMETERS PER SECOND (DVD)

11 EYES – COMPLETE COLLECTION (DVD)

.hack//Quantum (BD)

Absolute Duo: The Complete Series (BD)

Accel World: Set 01 (BD)

Aesthetica of the Rogue Hero (BD)

AFRO SAMURAI: The Complete Murder Sessions (BD)

Afro Samurai – Director’s Cut (DVD)

AFRO SAMURAI: RESURRECTION (BD)

Agent Aika Volume 1: Naked Missions (DVD)

Ah! My Goddess – The Movie (DVD)

Ah! My Goddess – Flights of Fancy – Season 2, Vol. 1 (DVD)

AIR – The Complete Series (DVD)

AIR – The Motion Picture (DVD)

AIR GEAR VOL. 1 (DVD)

Akane Iro ni Somaru Saka: Complete Collection (DVD)

AKB0048: Season One – Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

AKB0048: Next Stage – Complete Collection (Blu-Ray)

Akira (BD)

Akira: 25th Anniversary Edition (Blu-Ray)

Aldnoah.Zero Vol. 1 Limited Edition (Blu-ray)

Aldnoah.Zero Vol. 2 Limited Edition (Blu-ray)

Aldnoah.Zero Vol. 3 Limited Edition (Blu-ray)

Aldnoah.Zero Vol. 4 Limited Edition (Blu-ray)

ALIEN NINE (DVD)

Allison & Lillia: Generation 1 (DVD)

AMAZING NUTS! DVD BOX SET (DVD)

Angel Beats! – The Complete Collection (BD)

Angel Links Volume 1 (DVD)

Animation Runner Kuromi (DVD)

Animation Runner Kuromi 2 (DVD)

anohana – The Flower We Saw That Day: The Movie (BD)

Another – Complete Collection (BD)

Appleseed (BD)

Appleseed XIII (BD)

AQUARION: THE COMPLETE SERIES (DVD)

Aquarion Evol: Part One (Blu-ray)

Area 88 Volume 1 (DVD)

Area 88 – The Original OAV Series Volume 1 (DVD)

Aria: The Scarlet Ammo – Complete Series (Blu-ray)

ARJUNA Anime Legends Complete Collection (DVD)

Assassination Classroom: Season 1, Part 1 (Blu-ray)

Assassination Classroom, Season 1, Part 2 (Blu-ray)

assemble insert (DVD)

The Asterisk War: Limited Edition Blu-ray Vol. 1 (Blu-ray)

The Asterisk War: Limited Edition Blu-ray Vol. 2 (Blu-ray)

The Asterisk War: Limited Edition Blu-ray vol. 3 (Blu-ray)

Attack on Titan: Junior High (BD)

Attack on Titan: Part One (BD)

Attack on Titan: Part Two (BD)

Attack on Titan: The Complete First Season (BD)

Avengers Confidential: Black Widow/Punisher (BD)

B Gata H Kei: Yamada’s First Time (BD)

Bacanno! Blu-ray Disc Box: Limited Edition (BD)

Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts Season 1 – The Complete Set (BD)

Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts – Season Two (BD)

Baka and Test: Summon the Beast – OVA Collection (BD)

Bamboo Blade: Part 1 (DVD)

Bamboo Blade: Part 2 (DVD)

Banner of the Stars – Anime Legends Complete Collection (DVD)

Barakamon: The Complete Series (BD)

Basilisk – The Complete Series (BD)

BASTARD!! Complete Collection (DVD)

Bayonetta: Bloody Fate (BD)

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc 1 – The Egg of the King (BD)

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc 2 – The Battle for Doldrey (BD)

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III – The Advent (BD)

THE BEST STUDENT COUNCIL VOL. 1 (DVD)

The Big O: Volume 1 (DVD)

The Big O: Volume 2 (DVD)

Big Windup! -Oofuri-: Part 01 (DVD)

Big Windup! – Oofuri: Part 02 (DVD)

Birdy the Mighty: Decode – Part One (DVD)

Birdy the Mighty: Decode – Part Two (DVD)

Black Blood Brothers – The Complete Series (BD)

Black Butler: The Complete First Season (BD)

Black Butler: The Complete Second Season (BD)

Black Butler: Season 1, Part 1 (DVD)

Black Heaven Vol. 1 (DVD)

Black Heaven Vol. 2 (DVD)

Black Heaven Vol. 3 (DVD)

Black Heaven Vol. 4 (DVD)

Black Lagoon: Complete Set – Season 1 & 2 (BD)

Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trail (BD)

Black Magic M66 (DVD)

Blade: Marvel Animated Series

Blast of Tempest: Complete 1st Season (DVD)

Blast of Tempest: Complete 2nd Season (DVD)

Bleach – Season Four Box Set, Part 2 (DVD)

Bleach: DVD Set Seven – Original and Uncut (DVD)

Bleach: DVD Set Eight – Original and Uncut (DVD)

Bleach DVD Set Nine – Original and Uncut (DVD)

Bleach DVD Set Eleven – Original and Uncut (DVD)

Bleach DVD Set Twelve – Original and Uncut (DVD)

Bleach DVD Set Thirteen – Original and Uncut (DVD)

Bleach DVD Set Fourteen – Original and Uncut (DVD)

Bleach DVD Set Fifteen – Original and Uncut (DVD)

Bleach DVD Set Sixteen – Original and Uncut (DVD)

Bleach DVD Set Seventeen – Original and Uncut (DVD)

Bleach DVD Set Eighteen – Original and Uncut (DVD)

Bleach DVD Set Nineteen: Original & Uncut (DVD)

Bleach DVD Set Twenty: Original & Uncut (DVD)

Bleach DVD Set Twenty-Three: Original & Uncut (DVD)

Bleach DVD Set Twenty-Five: Original & Uncut (DVD)

BLEACH the Movie 2 – The Diamond Dust Rebellion (a J!-ENT Anime DVD Review)

Bleach the Movie 3: Fade to Black (BD)

Bleach the Movie 4: Hell Verse (BD)

Blood the Last Vampire (DVD)

Blood+: Volume 4 (DVD)

Blood-C: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

Blood-C: The Last Dark (BD)

Blue Exorcist Vol. 1 (DVD)

Blue Exorcist Vol. 2 (DVD)

Blue Exorcist Vol. 3 (DVD)

Blue Exorcist Vol. 4 (DVD)

Blue Exorcist: Complete 1st Season (DVD)

Blue Exorcist: Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set II (Blu-ray)

Blue Exorcist: Limited Edition Blu-ray Set II (Longer Review – Web Version)

Blue Exorcist the Movie: Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set (Blu-ray)

Blue Submarine No. 06 Volume 1 (DVD)

Blue Submarine No. 06 Volume 2 (DVD)

Blue Submarine No. 06 Volume 3 (DVD)

Blue Submarine No. 06 Volume 4 (DVD)

Bodacious Space Pirates: Collection 1 (Blu-ray)

Boogiepop Phantom (Evolution 1-4 Complete) (DVD)

Boruto – Naruto the Movie

The Boy and the Beast (Blu-ray)

Brighter Than the Dawning Blue (DVD)

Broken Blade: The Complete Series (DVD)

Bubblegum Crisis: DVD Box Set

Bubblegum Crisis 2040: Volume 1 (DVD)

Bubblegum Crisis 2040: Volume 2 (DVD)

Bubblegum Crisis 2040: Volume 3 (DVD)

Bubblegum Crisis 2040: Volume 4 (DVD)

Bubblegum Crisis 2040: Volume 5 (DVD)

Bubblegum Crisis 2040: Volume 6 (DVD)

BURN UP

BURN UP W (DVD)

Burst Angel – The Complete Collection (BD)

Buso Renkin Box Set 1 (DVD)

Buso Renkin Box Set II (DVD)

C – Control – Money of Soul and Possibility: Complete Series (Blu-ray)

Campione! Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

CANAAN: Complete Series (BD)

Case Closed: Captured In Her Eyes (DVD)

Case Closed: Countdown to Heaven (DVD)

Case Closed: The Last Wizard of the Century (DVD)

Case Closed: The Phantom of Baker Street (DVD)

Casshern Sins: Part One (BD)

Casshern Sins: Part Two (BD)

Casshern Sins: The Complete Series (BD)

Castle of Cagliostro (DVD)

Cat Planet Cuties (BD)

A Certain Magical Index: Season One, Part One (DVD)

A Certain Magical Index: Season One, Part Two (DVD)

A Certain Scientific Railgun – Season One, Part One (DVD)

A Certain Scientific Railgun – Season One, Part Two (DVD)

Chaos;Head Complete Series (BD)

Charlotte: Volume 1 (Blu-ray)

Charlotte: Volume 2 (Blu-ray)

Children Who Chase Lost Voices (DVD)

Chobits: The Complete Series (BD)

Chrome Shelled Regios: Part One (DVD)

Clannad – Collection 1 (DVD)

Clannad – Collection 2 (DVD)

Clannad ~After Story~ Collection 1 (DVD)

Clannad ~After Story~ Collection 2 (DVD)

Clannad ~After Story~: Complete Collection (Blu-Ray)

Clannad – The Motion Picture (DVD)

Claymore: The Complete Series (BD)

Claymore: The Complete Series (DVD)

CODE GEASS: Lelouch of the Rebellion Part 1 (DVD)

CODE GEASS: Lelouch of the Rebellion Part II (DVD)

CODE GEASS: Lelouch of the Rebellion Part III (Volumes 5 & 6) (DVD)

Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion R2: Part 1 (DVD)

Comic Party Revolution Volume 1 (DVD)

Corpse Princess: Aka – Part One (DVD)

Corpse Princess: Kuro – Part Two (DVD)

Cowboy Bebop: Session 1 (DVD)

COYOTE RAGTIME SHOW VOL. 1 (DVD)

Crest of the Stars – Anime Legends Complete Collection (DVD)

Cromartie High School Volume 1 (DVD)

Cyberteam in Akihabara Vol. 1 (DVD)

D. Gray-Man Season One Part One (BD)

Date A Live: The Complete First Season (BD)

Dance in the Vampire Bund – The Complete Series (BD)

Darker Than Black DVD 6 (DVD)

Darker than Black: Gemini of the Meteor (BD)

Deadman Wonderland (DVD)

DEATH NOTE: R – Relight: Visions of a God – DIRECTOR’S CUT (DVD)

DEATH NOTE – Volume 1 Box Set (DVD)

DEATH NOTE – Volume 2 Box Set (DVD)

Death Parade: The Complete Series

Demon King Daiamo: Complete Collection (BD)

Demon Prince ENMA Vol. 1 (DVD)

Demon Prince ENMA Vol. 2 (DVD)

Devil May Cry: The Animated Series – The Complete Collection (BD)

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (BD)

Disgaea: The Complete Series (DVD)

Divergence Eve Vol. 1 (DVD)

DNA Angel Vol. 1

Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker (BD)

Dragon Ball – Season One (DVD)

Dragon Ball – Season Two (DVD)

Dragon Ball – Season Three (DVD)

Dragon Ball – Season Four (DVD)

Dragon Ball – Season Five (DVD)

Dragon Ball Movie One: Curse of the Blood Rubies (DVD)

DRAGON BALL GT – SEASON 1 (DVD)

DRAGON BALL GT – SEASON TWO (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z – Dragon Box Z Vol. 1 (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z – Dragon Box Z Vol. 2 (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z – Dragon Box Z Vol. 3 (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z – Dragon Box Z Vol. 4 (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z – Dragon Box Z Vol. 5 (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z – Dragon Box Z Vol. 6 (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z – Dragon Box Z Vol. 7 (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z: Level 1.1 (BD)

Dragon Ball Z: Level 1.2 (BD)

Dragon Ball Z: Season Two & Three (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z: Season Four (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z: Season Five (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z: Season Six (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z: Season Seven (DVD)

DRAGON BALL Z – SEASON EIGHT (DVD)

DRAGON BALL Z – SEASON NINE (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods – Extended Edition (Movie 14) (Blu-ray)

DRAGON BALL Z: BARDOCK THE FATHER OF GOKU (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z: Cooler’s Revenge/The Return of Cooler (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z – Dead Zone The Movie / The World’s Strongest (BD)

Dragon Ball Z – Tree of Might/Lord Slug (BD)

Dragon Ball Z – The History of Trunks / Bardock the Father of Goku (BD)

Dragon Ball Z – Super Android 13/Bojack Unbound (BD)

Dragon Ball Z – Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan / Broly – Second Coming (BD)

Dragon Ball Z – Broly Triple Feature (BD)

Dragon Ball Z – Fusion Reborn/Wrath of the Dragon (BD)

DRAGON BALL Z: THE HISTORY OF TRUNKS (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z Kai – Part One (BD)

Dragon Ball Z Kai – Part Two (BD)

Dragon Ball Z Kai – Part Three (BD)

Dragon Ball Z Kai – Part Four (BD)

Dragon Ball Z Kai – Part Five (BD)

Dragon Ball Z Kai – Part Six (BD)

Dragon Ball Z Kai – Part Seven (BD)

Dragon Ball Z Kai – Part Eight (BD)

Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters Part One (BD)

Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters Part Two (BD)

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ (DVD)

Dragonaut – The Resonance Part 01 (DVD)

Dream Eater Merry: Complete Collection (DVD)

Durarara!! part 01 (DVD)

Durarara!! part 02 (DVD)

Durarara!! part 03 (DVD)

Durarara!! x 2 Volume 1 (Blu-ray)

Durarara!! x2 Volume 2 (Blu-ray)

DuRaRaRa!! x2 Vol. 3 (Blu-ray)

DuRaRaRa!! x2 Vol. 4 (Blu-ray)

Eatman 98 Collection (DVD)

Eden of the East – The Complete Series (BD)

Eden of the East: The King of Eden – The Motion Picture (BD)

Eden of the East Movie II: Paradise Lost – The Motion Picture (BD)

ef – a tale of melodies-: Complete Collection (DVD)

ef – a tale of memories-: Complete Collection (DVD)

El Cazador De La Bruja: Part 1 (DVD)

Elfen Lied Vol. 1 (DVD)

Elfen Lied: Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

The Empire of Corpses (Blu-ray)

Endride: Part One (Blu-ray)

Erased: Volume 1 (Blu-ray)

Ergo Proxy: The Complete Series (DVD)

E’s Otherwise Vol. 1 (DVD)

Escaflowne: The Movie (BD)

Eureka Seven: Astral Oceans – Part One (BD)

Eureka Seven: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

Eureka SeveN: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers (BD-2010)

Eureka SeveN: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers (BD-2014)

Evangelion: 1.01 – You Are (Not) Alone (DVD)

Evangelion: 1.11 – You Are (Not) Alone (BD)

Evangelion: 2.22 – You Can (Not) Advance (BD)

Evangelion: 3.33 – You Can (Not) Redo (BD)

Expelled from Paradise: Limited Edition (BD)

Eyeshield 21 – Volume 1 (DVD)

Eyeshield 21 – Volume 2 (DVD)

Eyeshield 21 – Volume 3 (DVD)

Eyeshield 21 – Volume 4 (DVD)

Fafner: The Complete Series (BD)

Fafner: Heave and Earth (BD)

Fairy Tail – Collection Five (BD)

Fairy Tail Vol. 1 (BD)

Fairy Tail Vol. 2 (BD)

Fairy Tail Vol. 3 (BD)

Fairy Tail Vol. 4 (BD)

Fairy Tail Vol. 5 (BD)

Fairy Tail Vol. 6 (BD)

Fairy Tail Vol. 9 (BD)

Fairy Tail vol. 19 (BD)

Fairy Tail vol. 20 (BD)

Fairy Tail vol. 21 (BD)

Fairy Tail vol. 22 (BD)

Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess (BD)

Fantasista Doll: Complete Collection (BD)

Fate/stay night – Collection 1 (BD)

Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] Blu-ray Box Set 1 (Blu-ray)

Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] Blu-ray Box Set 2 (Blu-ray)

Fate/stay night: Unlimited Bladeworks: The Motion Picture (DVD)

Fate/Zero Blu-ray Box Set I (BD)

Fate/Zero Blu-ray Box Set II (BD)

feature2: Coicent/Five Numbers! (DVD)

FINAL FANTASY VII: ADVENT CHILDREN COMPLETE (BD)

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (DVD)

The Five Star Stories (DVD)

FLCL: The Complete Series (BD)

InuYasha: The Movie the Complete Collection (BD)

Fractale: The Complete Series (BD)

FREEDOM: Blu-ray Disc BOX Limited Edition (BD)

Freezing: Complete Series (BD)

From the New World: Collection 1 (BD)

From the New World: Collection 2 (BD)

From Up on Poppy Hill (BD)

Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa (BD)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – Part One (BD)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – Part Two (BD)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – Part Three (BD)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – Part Four (BD)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – The OVA Collection (BD)

FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: PREMIUM OVA COLLECTION (DVD)

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos – The Motion Picture (BD)

Full Metal Panic! – The Complete Series (BD)

Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu – The Complete Series (BD)

Full Metal Panic!: The Second Raid – THE COMPLETE SERIES (BD)

The Future Diary: Part One (DVD)

The Future Diary: Part Two (DVD)

G-SAVIOUR: THE MOVIE (DVD)

Ga-Rei-Zero: Complete Series (BD)

Gaiking: The Movie Collection (DVD)

Gangsta.: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

Gantz (DVD)

Gantz Volume 2 (DVD)

The Garden of Sinners: recalled out summer. Limited Edition (Blu-ray)

The Garden of Words (BD)

Gatchaman Vol. 1 (DVD)

Gatchaman Collection (DVD)

Gatchaman TV + OVA Blu-ray Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

Genshiken – Complete Collection (DVD)

Geobreeders (DVD)

Ghost Hound: Complete Collection (BD)

Ghost in the Shell (DVD)

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (BD)

Ghost Stories Vol. 1 (DVD)

Ghost Sweeper Mikami (DVD)

Gilgameshu Vol. 1 (DVD)

Gin Tama – Collection 1 (DVD)

Girls Bravo – The Complete Series (DVD)

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2011 Bandai Entertainment Release) (BD)

The Girl Who Leapt Through time (2016 Funimation Release) (BD)

THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME (DVD)

Girls & Panzer: Complete TV Series (Blu-ray)

Girls & Panzer: Complete OVA Series (Blu-ray)

Glass Mask Collection 1 (DVD)

God Eater Vol. 1 (Blu-ray)

God Eater Vol. 2 (Blu-ray)

Godannar Vol. 1 (DVD)

Golgo 13: Queen Bee (DVD)

Golgo 13: Collection 1 (DVD)

Golgo 13: Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

Gonna Be the Twin-Tail!! – The Complete Series (BD)

Good Luck Girl! Binbogami ga! – The Complete Series (BD)

Grave of the Fireflies (DVD)

Gravion Zwei Vol. 1 (DVD)

Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions (Blu-ray)

Guilty Crown – Part 1: Limited Edition (Blu-ray)

Guilty Crown – Part 2 (Blu-ray)

Guin Saga: Collection 1 (DVD)

GUNBUSTER 3-DVD Set (DVD)

GUNBUSTER vs. DIEBUSTER – Aim for the Top! The GATTAI!! MOVIE (BD)

GUNBUSTER vs DIEBUSTER – THE GATTAI!! MOVIE – AIM FOR THE TOP! DVD-BOX (DVD)

GUNBUSTER 2 Vol. 1 (OAV Episodes 1 and 2) (DVD)

GUNBUSTER 2 Vol. 2 (OAV Episodes 3 and 4) (DVD)

Gunbuster 2 Vol. 3 (OAV episodes 5 & 6) (DVD)

Gungrave: The Complete Series (BD)

Gungrave – The Complete Set (DVD)

Gunslinger Girl – The Complete First Season (BD)

Gunslinger Girl ~Il Teatrino~ The Complete Series (BD)

Gurren Lagann the Movie: Double Feature Blu-ray Set (Blu-ray)

Gurren Lagann DVD TV Series Box Set – Limited Edition (DVD)

GURREN LAGANN SET 01 (DVD)

GURREN LAGANN SET 02 (DVD)

GURREN LAGANN – SET 03 LIMITED EDITION (DVD)

Gurren Lagann Complete Blu-ray Disc Box

GURREN LAGANN VOLUME 1 (Blu-ray)

GURREN LAGANN VOLUME 2 (Blu-ray)

GURREN LAGANN VOLUME 3 (Blu-ray)

GURREN LAGANN VOLUME 4 (Blu-ray)

GURREN LAGANN VOLUME 5 (Blu-ray)

Gurren Lagann the Movie -Childhood’s End- Limited Edition (DVD)

Gurren Lagann the Movie -The Lights in the Sky Are Stars- Limited Edition (DVD)

Guyver: The Bio-Boosted Armor – The Complete Series (BD)

GYO: Tokyo Fish Attack! (DVD)

Haganai: I don’t have many friends (Blu-ray)

Haibane Renmei Box Set (DVD)

Hakkenden, The Legend of the Dog Warriors (DVD)

Hakugei: Legend of Moby Dick Vol. 1 (DVD)

HAL (Blu-ray)

Hamatora the Animation – Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

Hanamonogatari: Suruga Devil Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set (Blu-ray)

Haruka ~Beyond the Stream of Time~ – A Tale of the Eight Guardians Vol. 1 (DVD)

Haruka ~Beyond the Stream of Time~ – A Tale of the Eight Guardians Vol. 2 (DVD)

Haruka ~Beyond the Stream of Time~ – A Tale of the Eight Guardians Vol. 3 (DVD)

Haruka ~Beyond the Stream of Time~ – A Tale of the Eight Guardians Vol. 4 (DVD)

Haruka ~Beyond the Stream of Time~ – A Tale of the Eight Guardians Vol. 5 (DVD)

Haruka ~Beyond the Stream of Time~ – A Tale of the Eight Guardians Vol. 6 (DVD)

Haruka ~Beyond the Stream of Time~ – A Tale of the Eight Guardians Vol. 7 (DVD)

Haruka ~Beyond the Stream of Time~ – A Tale of the Eight Guardians Vol. 8 (DVD)

Haruka ~Beyond the Stream of Time~ – A Tale of the Eight Guardians Vol. 9 (DVD)

Harlock Space Pirate (DVD)

Haunted Junction (DVD)

Heaven’s Lost Property: The Angeloid of Clockwork (Blu-ray)

Heaven’s Lost Property: Forte – Season 2 (Blu-ray)

Heaven’s Memo Pad – Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

Hell Girl: Two Mirrors – Collection 1 (DVD)

Hellsing Ultimate: Volumes 1-4 Collection (BD)

Hellsing Ultimate: Volumes 5-8 Collection (BD)

Hello Kitty Animation Theater Vol. 1 (DVD)

Heroic Age: The Complete Series (BD)

The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Season 1, Part 1 (Blu-ray)

The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Season 1, Part 2 (Blu-ray)

Hetalia Axis Powers – Season One (DVD)

Hetalia Axis Powers: Season Two (DVD)

Hetalia World Series: Season Three (DVD)

Hetalia World Series 2: Season Four (DVD)

Hetalia Axis Powers: Paint It, White! (DVD)

Hidamari Sketch – Season One (DVD)

Hidamari Sketch SP (Blu-ray)

High School DxD – The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

High School of the Dead: The Complete Series (DVD)

honey and clover Box 1 (DVD)

Howl’s Moving Castle (Blu-ray)

HUNTER X HUNTER DVD Box Set Volume 1 (DVD)

Hunter x Hunter vol. 2 (Blu-ray)

Ice (DVD)

Idolm@ster: Xenoglossia – Collection 1 (DVD)

Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians – Complete Series (DVD)

Infinite Stratos: Complete Collection (DVD)

Initial D: First Stage – Part One (DVD)

Initial D: First Stage – Part Two (DVD)

Initial D: Second Stage + OAV Extra Stage (DVD)

Initial D: Third Stage (DVD)

Initial D: Fourth Stage – Part 1 (DVD)

Initial D: Fourth Stage – Part 2  (DVD)

InuYasha – FIRST SEASON BOX SET (DVD)

InuYasha – SECOND SEASON BOX SET (DVD)

InuYasha: The Final Act – Part One (DVD)

InuYasha: The Movie the Complete Collection (BD)

The irregular at magic high school – Vol. 1 enrollment (BD)

The irregular at magic high school – Vol. 2: Nine Schools Competition (BD)

The irregular at magic high school – Vol. 3: Yokohama Disturbance (BD)

Is This a Zombie?: The Complete Series – Anime Classics (BD)

Is This a Zombie?: The Complete Series  (DVD)


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ANIME REVIEWS (J-Z) (a J!-ENT Listing of all Anime-related Blu-ray and DVD Reviews)

August 6, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Since 1993, J!-ENT has been reviewing anime (Japanese animation) from VHS to LD and now Blu-ray to DVD.


The following is a list of all the anime Blu-ray and DVD’s we have reviewed on J!-ENT thus far.


ANIME BLU-RAY AND DVD REVIEWS (Listing are alphabetical order):

Note: Reviews are from 1999-Present (NOTE: Due to the amount of reviews we have done over the years, not all are included in this listing yet. We are periodically updating this section with our past reviews. Also, please note that some of these reviews are very old and are in a different format to our current review style.)

FOR ANIME REVIEWS (#, A-I), PLEASE CLICK HERE!

 

Jinki:Extend – The Complete Series (DVD)

JIN-ROH: The Wolf Brigade (BD)

Jormungand: The Complete First Season (BD)

K – The Complete Series (DVD)

K: Missing Kings (DVD)

K-ON!: Volume 1 (BD)

K-ON!: Volume 2 (BD)

K-ON!: Volume 3 (BD)

K-ON!: Volume 4 (BD)

K-On! Season Two, Collection 1 (BD)

K-On! Season Two, Collection 2 (BD)

K-ON!: The Movie (BD)

Kabukimonogatari: Mayoi Jiangshi Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set (BD)

KanColle Kantai Collection (BD)

Kanon Vol. 1 (DVD)

Kaze no Stigma Volume 2 – Fire (DVD)

Kekkaishi DVD Set 1 (DVD)

Kekko Kamen Vol. 1 (DVD)

Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple Season 2 Part 1 (DVD)

Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple Season 2 Part 2 (DVD)

Kids on the Slope: Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

Kiki’s Delivery Service (DVD)

Kill la Kill Volume 1: Limited Edition (Blu-ray)

Kill la Kill Volume 2: Limited Edition (Blu-ray)

Kill la Kill Volume 3: Limited Edition (Blu-ray)

Kill la Kill Volume 4: Limited Edition (Blu-ray)

Kill la Kill Volume 5: Limited Edition (Blu-ray)

KimiKiss – pure rouge Collection 1 (DVD)

King of Thorn (Blu-ray)

Kingdom: The Complete First Season (DVD)

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV

KITE (DVD)

Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu

Kizumonogatari Part 2: Nekketsu

Koihime Musou – Complete First Season (DVD)

Koimonogatari: Hitagi End Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set (Blu-ray)

Kokoro Connect – The Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

Kokoro Connect – Original Anime Selection (Blu-ray)

Kurau Phantom Memory Vol. 1 (DVD)

Kurokami the Animation Volume 1 (BD)

Kurokami the Animation Volume 2 (BD)

Kurokami the Animation Volume 3 (BD)

Kurokami the Animation Volume 4 (BD)

Kurokami the Animation Volume 5 (BD)

Kurokami the Animation Volume 6 (BD)

Kyo Kara Maoh! Season II – The Complete Season Set (DVD)

La corda d’oro ~primo passo~ – Collection One (DVD)

La corda d’oro ~primo passo~ – Collection Two (DVD)

La Storia della Arcana Famiglia: Complete Collection (DVD)

Lagrange ~The Flower of Rin-ne~ Set 1 (Blu-ray)

Laputa: Castle in the Sky (DVD)

Last Exile – Fam, The Silver Wing – Part 1 (Blu-ray)

Last Exile – Fam, The Silver Wing – Part 2 (Blu-ray)

The Last Naruto the Movie

Laughing Under the Clouds: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

LE CHEVALIER D’EON Vol. 1 (DVD)

LE CHEVALIER D’EON Vol. 2 (DVD)

LE CHEVALIER D’EON Vol. 3 (DVD)

Legends of the Dark King: A Fist of the North Star Story (BD)

Legends of the Dark King: A Fist of the North Star Story (DVD)

The Legend of the Legendary Heroes: Part 1 (BD)

The Legend of the Legendary Heroes: Part 2 (BD)

Legend of the Millennium Dragon (BD)

Level E: Complete Series (BD)

Linebarrels of Iron: Volume 1 (DVD)

Linebarrels of Iron: Part 2 (DVD)

Linebarrels of Iron: OVA Collection (DVD)

Living for the Day After Tomorrow – Complete Collection (DVD)

Loups=Garous: The Motion Picture (BD)

Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine (BD)

Maburaho Vol. 1 (DVD)

Macross Vol. 1 (DVD)

Macross Plus Vol. 1 (DVD)

Macross Plus Vol. 2 (DVD)

Macross Plus: Movie Edition (DVD)

MADLAX Vol. 1

Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic – Complete Blu-ray Set (BD)

Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic – Complete DVD Set Vol. 1 (DVD)

Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic – Complete DVD Set Vol. 2 (DVD)

Magi: The Kingdom of Magic – Complete Blu-ray Set  (BD)

Magi: The Kingdom of Magic – Complete DVD Set Vol. 1 (DVD)

Magi: The Kingdom of Magic – Complete DVD Set Vol. 2 (DVD)

Magikano – The Complete Series (DVD)

Maken-ki! – Complete Series (Blu-ray)

Maken-ki! Two – Complete Series (Blu-ray)

Mardock Scramble: The First Compression (DVD)

Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion (BD)

Mardock Scramble: The Third Exhaust (BD)

Maria Holic – The Complete Collection (DVD)

Maria-Holic: Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

Maria the Virgin Witch (Blu-ray)

MARTIAN SUCCESSOR NADESICO: VOLUME 1 (DVD)

Mass Effect: Paragon Lost (Blu-ray)

Master of Martial Hearts – The Complete Series (DVD)

MAZE (DVD)

Michiko & Hatchin: The Complete Series – Part One (Blu-Ray)

Michiko & Hatchin: The Complete Series – Part Two (Blu-Ray)

Mikunopolis in Los Angeles [Happy to Meet You I’m Hatsune Miku] (Blu-ray)

Misaki Chronicles Vol. 1 (DVD)

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 – Season 1, Part 1 (DVD)

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie – A Wakening of the Trailblazer (BD)

MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM 0080 – WAR IN THE POCKET Complete Collection (DVD)

Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team – Collector’s Edition Box Set (DVD)

Mobile Suit Gundam – The 08th MS Team – Complete Collection (2009 Release – Anime Legends) (DVD)

Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team – MILLER’S REPORT (DVD)

Mobile Suit Gundam F91: The Motion Picture (Anime Movie Classics) (DVD)

MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM MS IGLOO vol. 1 – Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO – The Hidden One-Year War

MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM MS IGLOO vol. 2 – Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO – Apocalypse 0079 (DVD)

Mobile Suit Gundam Trilogy (DVD)

Moeyo Ken (DVD)

Moldiver (DVD)

Monsuno: Destiny (DVD)

Motto To Love RU – Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

My Bride is a Mermaid – Part 1 (DVD)

My Bride is a Mermaid – Part 2 (DVD)

My Hero Academia: Season One (Blu-ray)

My Neighbor Totoro (Blu-ray)

My Neighbor Totoro (DVD)

Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok Vol. 1 (DVD)

Naoki Urasawa’s Monster – Boxset 1 (DVD)

Motto to Love RU – Complete Collection (DVD)

Nanaka 6/17 Vol. 1 (DVD)

Naruto Uncut: Season Four Box Set Vol. 1 (DVD)

Naruto Uncut: Season Four Box Set Vol. 2 (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden Vol. 1 (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden Box Set 1 – Season One: Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden Box Set 2 – Season One: Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden Box Set 3 – Season One: Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden DVD Box Set Set 4: Season One – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden DVD Set 5 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden DVD Set 6 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden DVD Set 7 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden DVD Set 8 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden: DVD Set 9 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden: DVD Set 10 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden: DVD Set 11 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden: DVD Set 12 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden: DVD Set 13 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden: DVD Set 14 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden: DVD Set 15 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden: DVD Set 16 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden: DVD Set 17 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden: DVD Set 18 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden: DVD Set 19 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden: DVD Set 20 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden: DVD Set 21 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden DVD Set 22 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden DVD Set 23 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden DVD Set 24 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds (BD)

Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Lost Tower (BD)

Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire (DVD)

Needless: Collection 1 (BD)

Needless: Collection 2 (BD)

Nekomonogatari Black – Tsubasa Family Limited Edition (BD)

Nekomonogatari White – Tsubasa Tiger – Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set

Neo Angelique ~Abyss~ (DVD)

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (DVD)

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth (DVD)

NERIMA DAIKON BROTHERS VOLUME 1 (DVD)

New Fist of the North Star Vol. 1 & 2 (DVD)

NieA under 7 Vol. 1: Poor Girl Blues (DVD)

Night Raid 1931 (DVD)

Ninja Cadets (DVD)

Ninja Scroll (Blu-ray)

Ninja Scroll (DVD)

Ninjaslayer From Animation (Blu-ray)

Nisekoi: False Love Part 1 (Blu-ray)

Nisekoi: False Love Part 2 (Blu-ray)

Nisekoi: False Love Part 3 (Blu-ray)

Nisekoi: False Love Part 4 (Blu-ray)

Nisekoi: False Love – Second Season, Volume 1 (Blu-ray)

Nisekoi: False Love – Second Season, Volume 2 (Blu-ray)

Nisemonogatari – Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set (Blu-ray)

NOW AND THEN, HERE AND THERE DVD COLLECTION (DVD)

Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan: Set 1 (BD)

Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan: Set 2 (BD)

Nyan Koi! Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

Nyan Koi! – Complete Collection (DVD)

Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror (Blu-ray)

Oh! Edo Rocket: Season One, Part One (DVD)

Oh! Edo Rocket: Season One, Part Two (DVD)

Okami-san and Her Seven Companions: The Complete Series (BD)

One Piece Film Gold

One Piece: Heart of Gold

One Piece: Collection 9 DVD Uncut (DVD)

One Piece Collection 16 DVD Uncut (DVD)

One Piece – Season Two: Second Voyage (DVD)

One Piece – Season Two: Third Voyage (DVD)

One Piece – Season Two: Fourth Voyage (DVD)

One Piece – Season Two: Fifth Voyage (DVD)

One Piece – Season Two: Sixth Voyage (DVD)

One Piece – Season Two: Seventh Voyage (DVD)

One Piece: Season Three, First Voyage (DVD)

One Piece: Season Three, Second Voyage (DVD)

One Piece: Season Three, Third Voyage (DVD)

One Piece: Season Three, Fourth Voyage (DVD)

One Piece: Season Three, Fifth Voyage (DVD)

One Piece: Season Four, First Voyage (DVD)

One Piece: Season Four, Second Voyage (DVD)

One Piece: Season Four, Third Voyage (DVD)

One Piece: Season Four, Fourth Voyage (DVD)

One Piece: Season Four, Voyage Five (DVD)

One Piece: Season Five, Voyage One (DVD)

One Piece: Season Five, Voyage Two (DVD)

One Piece: Season Five, Voyage Three (DVD)

One Piece: Season Five, Voyage Four (DVD)

One Piece: Season Five, Voyage Five (DVD)

One Piece: Season Seven, Voyage Two (DVD)

One Piece: Season Seven, Voyage Five (DVD)

One Piece: Season Eight, Voyage One (DVD)

One Piece: Season Eight, Voyage Two (DVD)

One Piece: Season Eight, Voyage Three (DVD)

One Piece: Season Eight, Voyage Four (DVD)

One Piece: Season Eight, Voyage Five (DVD)

One Piece: Season Nine, Voyage One (DVD)

One Piece Movie 8: The Desert Princess and the Pirates – Adventures in Alabasta (BD)

One Piece Movie 10: Strong World (BD)

One Week Friends (BD)

Oreimo: Limited Edition Complete Box Set (DVD)

Oreimo 2: Limited Edition Complete Box Set (DVD)

Oreshura: Complete DVD Set (DVD)

ORIGIN: SPIRITS OF THE PAST (BD)

OTAKU UNITE!

Otorimonogatari: Nadeko Medusa Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set (BD)

Ouran High School Host Club – The Complete Series (BD)

OUTLAW STAR – Collection 1 (DVD)

Owarimonogatari: Volume 1 – Limited Edition (Blu-ray)

Owarimonogatari: Volume 2 – Limited Edition (Blu-ray)

PaniPoni Dash! Vol. 1 (DVD)

Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt: The Complete Series (DVD)

Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt: The Complete Series (BD)

Papuwa Vol. 1 – Wild Things (DVD)

Parasite Dolls (DVD)

Patlabor the Mobile Police: The Original OVA Series (Blu-Ray)

Patlabor: The Mobile Police – the Television Series Collection 1 (Blu-ray)

Patlabor: The Mobile Police – The Television Series Collection 2 (Blu-ray)

Patlabor: The Mobile Police – the Television Series Collection 3 (Blu-ray)

Patlabor: The Mobile Police – the Television Series Collection 4 (Blu-ray)

Patlabor Movie 1 (DVD)

Patlabor Movie 2 (DVD)

Penguindrum Vol. 1 (Blu-ray)

Penguindrum Vol. 2 (Blu-ray)

Perfect Blue (DVD)

Persona 4: The Animation – Collection 1 (Blu-ray)

Persona 4: The Animation – Collection Two (Blu-ray)

Persona 4: The Golden Animation Vol. 1 (Blu-ray)

Persona 4: The Golden Animation Vol. 2 (Blu-ray)

Petite Princess Yucie Vol. 1 (DVD)

Phantom Quest Corp (DVD)

Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~ – The Complete Series (BD)

Phi-Brain: Puzzle of God – Collection 1 (BD)

Phi-Brain: Puzzle of God – Collection 2 (BD)

Phi-Brain: Puzzle of God – The Orpheus Order Season Two, Collection 1 (BD)

piano – the melody of a young girl’s heart… – The Complete Collection (DVD)

Ping Pong Club: Loser’s Club (DVD)

The Place Promised in Our Early Days (DVD)

Planzet (Blu-ray)

Plastic Memories Vol. 1 (Blu-ray)

Please Save My Earth (DVD)

Pokemon: The First Movie (DVD)

Pokémon Movie 12: Arceus and the Jewel of Life (DVD)

Pokémon Movie 13: Zoroark – Master of Illusions (DVD)

Pokémon the Movie 14: Black – Victini & Reshiram / White – Victini & Zekrom (DVD)

Pokémon the Movie 15: Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice (DVD)

Pokémon the Movie 16: Genesect and the Legend Awakened (DVD)

Ponyo (BD)

Princess Jellyfish: The Complete Collection (BD)

Princess Tutu Vol. 1 (DVD)

Princess Tutu Vol. 2 (DVD)

Psychic Wars (DVD)

PSYCHO-PASS Season 1 – Complete Collection – Premium Edition (BD)

Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie: Limited Edition (BD)

Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie: -Rebellion- (BD)

Puella Magi Madoka Magica Vol. 1 – Limited Edition Box Set (BD)

Puella Magi Madoka Magica Vol. 2 – Limited Edition Box Set (BD)

Puella Magi Madoka Magica Vol. 3 – Limited Edition Box Set (BD)

PUMPKIN SCISSORS Volume 1: HONOR AND BLOOD (DVD)

Pumpkin Scissors – The Complete Series (DVD)

Queens Blade: Rebellion – Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

Rage of Bahamut: Genesis (Blu-ray)

Rampo Kitan – Game of Laplace: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

Ranma 1/2 – Set 1 (DVD)

Ranma 1/2 Blu-ray Set 1: Special Edition (BD)

Ranma 1/2 Blu-ray Set 2: Special Edition (BD)

Ranma 1/2 Blu-ray Set 3: Special Edition (BD)

Ranma 1/2 Blu-ray Set 4: Special Edition (BD)

Ranma 1/2 Blu-ray Set 5: Special Edition (BD)

Ranma 1/2 Blu-ray Set 6: Special Edition (BD)

Ranma 1/2 Blu-ray Set 7: Special Edition (BD)

Ranma 1/2 – The Movie 1: Big Trouble in Nekonron, China (DVD)

Ranma 1/2 – The Movie 2: Nihao My Concubine (DVD)

Ranma 1/2 OAV Box Set (DVD)

RED GARDEN – Volume 1: LIVE TO KILL (DVD)

Red Garden – The Complete Series & OVA (DVD)

Red Hawk: Weapon of Death (DVD)

Resident Evil: Damnation (BD)

resident evil: DEGENERATION (BD)

REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA – THE ROSE COLLECTION 1 (DVD)

REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA – THE ROSE COLLECTION 2 (DVD)

Rideback: The Complete Series (BD)

Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne – The Complete Series (BD)

Robotech 2-Movie Collection: The Shadow Chronicles – Collector’s Edition and Love Live Alive Premiere Release (DVD)

Robotics;Notes: Part One (Blu-ray)

The Rolling Girls: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

Romeo x Juliet – Juliet Collection (DVD)

Rosario + Vampire: Season One (DVD)

Rosario + Vampire Capu2 (DVD)

Rozen Maiden: Träumend – Complete Set (DVD)

Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise (2007 Blu-ray release)

Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise (2013 Blu-ray release)

Rurouni Kenshin: The Movie (BD)

Rurouni Kenshi: New Kyoto Arc (BD)

The Sacred Blacksmith: The Complete Series (DVD)

Saekano Blu-ray Set 1 (BD)

Saekano Blu-ray Set 2 (BD)

Sailor Moon Crystal Set 2 (BD)

Sailor Moon: Season One – Part One (BD)

Sailor Moon R: Season 2 – Set One (DVD)

SAILOR MOON R (The Promise of the Rose): THE MOVIE (UNCUT SPECIAL EDITION) (DVD)

Sailor Moon R: The Movie (Blu-ray)

Sailor Moon S: Volume 1 (DVD)

Sailor Moon S: Volume 2 (DVD)

Sailor Moon S: Volume 3 (DVD)

Sailor Moon S: Volume 4 (DVD)

Sailor Moon S: Volume 5 (DVD)

SAILOR MOON S (Hearts in Ice): THE MOVIE (UNCUT SPECIAL EDITION) (DVD)

SAILOR MOON SUPER S (Black Dream Hole): THE MOVIE (UNCUT SPECIAL EDITION) (DVD)

Sailor V (DVD)

Saiyuki Requiem (DVD)

Sakura Diaries Vol. 1 (DVD)

Sakura Wars Vol. 1 (DVD)

Sakura Wars: The Movie (Blu-ray)

Samurai 7 (Akira Kurosawa’s) – The Complete Series (BD)

Samurai Champloo – The Complete Series (BD)

Samurai Gun Vol. 1 (DVD)

Samurai Harem (Asu no Yoichi) Complete Collection (DVD)

Samurai X: The Movie (DVD)

Samurai X OAV 1: Trust (DVD)

Samurai X OAV 2: Betrayal (DVD)

Samurai X: Reflection (DVD)

Sands of Destruction – The Complete Series (DVD)

Sankarea: Undying Love – The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

Say “I Love You.”

School Rumble 2nd Semester – The Complete Collection (DVD)

The Secret World of Arrietty (BD)

Sekirei: Pure Engagement – The Complete Series (BD)

Sekirei – The Complete Series (DVD)

Sengoku Basara: End of Judgment (Blu-ray)

Sengoku Basara: The Last Party (BD)

Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings – The Complete 1st Season (BD)

Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings – Season One (BD)

Senran Kagura: Ninja Flash! (BD)

Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign – Season, 1 Part 1 (BD)

Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign – Season 1, Part 2 (BD)

serial experiments lain: navi vol. 1 (DVD)

serial experiments lain – Knights – vol. 2 (DVD)

serial experiments lain – Deus – Vol. 3 (DVD)

serial experiments lain – RESET – Vol. 4 (DVD)

Servant x Service: Complete DVD Set (DVD)

Sgt. Frog – Season One, Part 1 (DVD)

Sgt. Frog – Season One, Part 2 (DVD)

Sgt. Frog – Season Two, Part 1 (DVD)

Sgt. Frog – Season Two, Part 2 (DVD)

Shadow Skill (DVD)

Shadow Skill Vol 1: Fight For the Ones You Love (DVD)

Shakugan no Shana: The Movie (Blu-ray)

Shakugan no Shana: Season One Box Set (Blu-ray)

Shakugan no Shana: Season Two (Blu-ray)

Shakugan no Shana Season 3, Part One (Blu-ray)

Shakugan no Shana Season 3, Part Two (Blu-ray)

Shangri-La: Volume 1 (DVD)

Shangri-La: Volume 2 (DVD)

Shigofumi: Letters From the Departed – The Complete Collection (DVD)

Shiki: Part One (BD)

Shiki: Part Two (BD)

Shin Chan – Season 2, Part 2 (DVD)

Shin Chan – Season 3, Part 1 (DVD)

Shin Chan – Season 3, Part 2 (DVD)

Shin Kimagure Orange Road: Summer’s Beginning (DVD)

Shin Koihime Musou ~Otome Tairan~ (DVD)

Shirobako Collection 1 (Blu-ray)

Shonen Onmyouji: The Complete Series (DVD)

Silver Spoon: Complete 1st Season (DVD)

Silver Spoon: Complete 2nd Season (DVD)

SiN – The Movie (DVD)

The Skull Man – The Complete Series (DVD)

The Sky Crawlers (BD)

Sky Wizards Academy – The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

The Slayers: The First Three Seasons (DVD)

The Slayers Evolution-R (BD)

The Slayers Evolution-R (DVD)

The Slayers Revolution (BD)

The Slayers Revolution (DVD)

Someday’s Dreamers (DVD)

Someday’s Dreamers II: Sora (DVD)

Sora no Otoshimono: Heaven’s Lost Property – The Complete First Season (BD)

Sora no Otoshimono: Heaven’s Lost Property Forte – Season 2 (DVD)

SOS! TOKYO METRO EXPLORERS: THE NEXT (DVD)

SOS! Tokyo Metro Explorers: The Next (BD)

Soul Eater – Part One (DVD)

Soul Eater – Part Two (DVD)

Soul Eater – Part Three (DVD)

Soul Eater – Part Four (DVD)

Soul Eater: The Meister Collection (BD)

Soul Eater: The Weapon Collection (BD)

Soul Taker Vol. 1 (DVD)

Special A-Class (S.A.) Collection 1 (DVD)

Spice and Wolf – The Complete Series (BD)

Spice and Wolf – The Complete First Season (DVD)

Spice and Wolf – Season Two (BD)

Spriggan (DVD)

Spriggan Collector’s Edition (DVD)

Star Driver Vol. 1 (BD)

Star Driver Vol. 2 (BD)

Starship Girl Yamamoto Yohko (DVD)

Starship Troopers: Invasion (Blu-ray)

Steins;Gate: Part 1 (Blu-ray)

Steins;Gate: Part 2 (Blu-ray)

The Story of SAIUNKOKU – The Complete Season One DVD Box (DVD)

STREET FIGHTER ALPHA: THE MOVIE (DVD)

Strike Witches – The Complete 1st Season (DVD)

Strike Witches: Season Two (Blu-ray)

SUBMARINE 707R Limited Edition (DVD)

SUPER ROBOT WARS: ORIGINAL GENERATION – THE ANIMATION (DVD)

Super Robot Wars Original Generation: Divine Wars Vol. 1 (DVD)

Super Robot Wars Original Generation: Divine Wars Vol. 2 (DVD)

Super Robot Wars Original Generation: Divine Wars Vol. 3 (DVD)

Super Robot Wars Original Generation: Divine Wars Vol. 4 (DVD)

Super Robot Wars Original Generation: Divine Wars Vol. 5 (DVD)

Super Robot Wars Original Generation: Divine Wars Vol. 6 (DVD)

Super Robot Wars Original Generation: Divine Wars Vol. 7 (DVD)

Super Robot Wars Original Generation: Divine Wars Vol. 8 (DVD)

Super Robot Wars Original Generation: Divine Wars Vol. 9 (DVD)

Sword Art Online: Extra Edition

Sword Art Online: Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set I (Blu-ray)

Sword Art Online: Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set II (Blu-ray)

Sword Art Online: Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set III (Blu-ray)

Sword Art Online: Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set IV (Blu-ray)

Sword Art Online II – Phantom Bullet Part 1 -: Limited Edition I Blu-ray Box Set

Sword Art Online II – Phantom Bullet Part 2 -: Limited Edition II Blu-ray Box Set

Sword Art Online II – Calibur: Limited Edition III Blu-ray Box Set

Sword Art Online II – Mother’s Rosario: Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set IV

Sword of the Stranger (BD)

Tales of the Abyss Vol. 1 (DVD)

Tales of the Abyss Vol. 2: Limited Edition (DVD)

Tales of the Abyss Vol. 3 (DVD)

Tales of the Abyss Vol. 4 (DVD)

Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike (BD)

Tears to Tiara: The Complete Collection (BD)

Tears to Tiara – Collection 1 (DVD)

Tekkaman Blade II – Complete Collection (DVD)

Tekken: Blood Vengeance (DVD)

Tenchi Muyo! OVA Collection (Blu-ray)

Tenchi Muyo!: War on Geminar – Part 1 (Blu-ray)

Tenchi Muyo!: War on Geminar – Part 2 (Blu-ray)

Terror in Resonance: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

This Boy Can Fight Aliens (Blu-ray)

Tiger & Bunny: Blu-ray Set 1 (Blu-ray)

Tiger & Bunny: Blu-ray Set 2 (Blu-ray)

Tiger & Bunny the Movie: The Beginning (Blu-ray)

TO Film Collection (Elliptical Orbit/Symbiotic Planet) (BD)

To Love RU – Collection 1 (DVD)

To Love RU – Collection 2 (DVD)

Tokyo Ghoul: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 (Blu-ray)

Tokyo Majin Vol. 1 (DVD)

Toriko: Part One (DVD)

Toriko: Part Two (DVD)

Toriko: Part Three (DVD)

Toriko: Part Four (DVD)

Towanoquon: Complete Series

THE TRANSFORMERS (More Than Meets the Eye) – THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (DVD)

THE TRANSFORMERS (More Than Meets the Eye) – Season Two, Volume One (DVD)

Transformers the Movie – 20th Anniversary Edition (DVD)

Transformers Animated: The Complete Series (DVD)

TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED SEASON TWO

Transformers Armada: The Complete Series (DVD)

Transformers Cybertron: The Ultimate Collection (DVD)

Transformers: Energon – The Complete Series (DVD)

A Tree of Palme (DVD)

Trigun: Badlands Rumble (BD)

Trinity Blood – The Complete Series (BD)

Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE – Collected Memories (BD)

Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE – Season One (BD)

Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE – Season Two (BD)

Tsubasa the Movie/xxxHolic the Movie – CLAMP Double Feature (BD)

Tsubasa OVA Collection: Tsubasa Tokyo Revelations/Tsubasa Spring Thunder (BD)

Tsukimonogatari: Yotsugi Doll Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set (Blu-ray)

Tytania Collection 1 (DVD)

Tytania Collection 2 (DVD)

UFO ULTRAMAIDEN VALKYRIE: THE OVA COLLECTION (DVD)

Ultimate Otaku Teacher Part 1 (Blu-ray)

Ultimate Otaku Teacher Part 2 (Blu-ray)

Un-Go: Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

Upotte!! – Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

Urusei Yatsura – Beautiful Dreamer (DVD)

Uta∽Kata – The Complete Series (DVD)

Utawarerumono “Mask of Stranger” Vol. 1 (DVD)

Valvrave the Liberator: Complete 1st Season

Vampire Knight Volume 1 (DVD)

Vampire Knight Volume 2 (DVD)

Vampire Knight Guilty Volume 1 (DVD)

Vampire Knight Guilty Volume 2 (DVD)

Vampire Princess Miyu Vol. 1 (DVD)

Vampire Wars (DVD)

Vandread: The Ultimate Collection (DVD)

Venus versus Virus Vol. 1 (DVD)

Vexille (DVD)

Vexille (BD)

Voltron Defender of the Universe Vol. 1 (DVD)

Wagnaria!!3 Vol. 1

Wagnaria!!3 Vol. 2

THE WALLFLOWER LESSON 1 – MY FAIR BISHONEN (DVD)

The Wallflower – The Complete Series (DVD)

Wandaba Style Vol. 1 (DVD)

Wanna Be the Strongest in the World!: The Complete Series + OVA’s (Blu-ray)

Wanted 2000 (DVD)

We Without Wings (Blu-ray)

Welcome to the NHK – 1st Conspiracy (DVD)

Welcome to the NHK – The Complete Series (DVD)

When They Cry (DVD)

Witchblade: The Complete Series (BD)

The WINGS of REAN Vol. 1 (DVD)

The WINGS of REAN Vol. 2 (DVD)

The WINGS of REAN Vol. 3 (DVD)

Wolf Children (Blu-ray)

Wolf’s Rain – The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

Wolverine: Marvel Animated Series (DVD)

The World God Only Knows: Season One (DVD)

The World God Only Knows: Season Two (Blu-ray)

www.wagnaria!! Volume 1 (BD)

Xam’d: Lost Memories – Complete Collection (BD)

Xenosaga the Animation – Vol. 1: ENTER THE GNOSIS (DVD)

X – The Movie (DVD)

xxxHolic – The Complete Series (DVD)

You’re Under Arrest: Fast & Furious Collection 1 (DVD)

You’re Under Arrest: Full Throttle – Collection 1 (DVD)

Yugo the Negotiator Vol. 1 (DVD)

Yumeria Vol. 1 (DVD)

Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files – The Complete First Season (BD)

Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files – The Complete Second Season (BD)

Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files – The Complete Third Season (BD)

Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files – The Complete Fourth Season (BD)

Zetman: The Complete Series (BD)

ZIPANG Vol. 1 – “Future Shock” (DVD)

Z-MIND (DVD)


FOR ANIME REVIEWS (#, A-I), PLEASE CLICK HERE!

KINO Video/KINO International/KINO Lorber (a J!-ENT Listing of All KINO Blu-ray and DVD Reviews)

July 29, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Kino International was founded in 1977 as a theatrical distribution company specializing in classics and foreign language art films. The company began operation with a license to handle theatrical distribution of the Janus Collection, a library containing over 100 important European and Asian art films of the 40s, 50s and 60s.

Kino now boasts a catalog of over five hundred films — one of the most important libraries of classic and contemporary world cinema titles available to the home video collector — and has been honored by numerous critical accolades, including the prestigious Heritage Award from the National Society of Film Critics for its work in film preservation in 2002 and 2003.


The following is a list of all the KINO VIDEO/KINO INTERNATIONAL/KINO LORBER Blu-ray and DVD’s we have reviewed on J!-ENT thus far.


Note: Reviews are from 1999-Present

5 Broken Cameras

Abraham Lincoln

Amal Akbar & Tony

Anatahan

Avant-Garde: Experimental Cinema of the 1920s and ’30s: Ménilmontant by Dimitri Kirsanoff

Barbara

Battleship Potemkin

Big Joy: The Adventures of Jim Broughton

Bird of Paradise

The Birth of a Nation

Blank City

The Blue Angel (2-Disc Ultimate Collection)

The Blue Angel: Special Two-Disc Collection

Boccaccio ’70

The Bubble

Buster Keaton: The Short Films Collection 1920-1923

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Café de Flore

Casanova ’70 (as part of the “Great Italian Directors Collection”)

The Cat and the Canary: The Photoplay Restoration (as part of the “American Silent Horror Collection”)

The Charley Chase Collection Vol. 2: Dog Shy

Charlotte Rampling: The Look

The Cigarette Girl of Mosselprom

City of Life and Death

College

Computer Chess

The Constance Talmadge Collection: Her Night of Romance

The Constance Talmadge Collection: Her Sister From Paris

David Holzman’s Diary: Special Edition

Destiny

Deutschland 83

The Devil Bat

The Devil’s Needle & Other Tales of Vice and Redemption

Diary of a Lost Girl

Die Nibelungen: Special Edition

Dormant Beauty

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Deluxe Edition

Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler

Drawing Flies: Anniversary Edition

Edge of Dreaming

Elles

The Epic of Everest

A Farewell to Arms

Fastball

Fear and Desire

Film Socialisme

A Fool There Was

Foolish Wives

Fritz Lang: The Earlier Works

Gaumont Treasures Vol. 2 1908-1916

The General

Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould – Director’s Cut

The Gianfranco Rosi Collection

The Girl on a Motorcycle

Giorgio Moroder presents Metropolis

Go West and Battling Butler

Gog in 3-D

Going Places

Goodbye to Language 3D

The Good Fairy (as part of the “Glamour Girls” DVD Box Set)

Great Directors

Great Italian Directors Collection

Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation

– Gueros

happily ever after (Ils se marièrent et eurent beaucoup d’enfants)

Harry Langdon…the forgotten clown: Long Pants

Hell’s House

Himalaya

The Hitch-Hiker

if i were you

Ingrid Bergman in Sweden

Intermezzo (as part of the “Ingrid Bergman in Sweden” DVD Box Set)

Intolerance (as part of the Griffith Masterworks DVD Box Set)

It/Clara Bow: Discovering the “It” Girl

It Felt Like Love

Jafar Panahi’s Taxi

June Night (as part of the “Ingrid Bergman in Sweden” DVD Box Set)

King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis

Korczak

La Ronde

The Last of England

Le Quattro Volte

Les Vampires

Life of Riley

Little Fugitive

Little Lord Fauntleroy

Littlerock

Liverpool

Lost Keaton (DVD)

Lost Keaton (Blu-ray)

Mademoiselle Chambon

Manuscripts Don’t Burn

Marriage Italian Style

Mauvais Sang

The Max Linder Collection

The Messenger

Metropolis: The Complete Metropolis

Metropolis: Restored Authorized Edition

More Than Honey

Mountains May Depart

The Navigator

Neon Bull

The Norma Talmadge Collection: Kiki

The Norma Talmadge Collection: Within the Law

Nosferatu

Nostalghia

Nothing Sacred

The Ocean Waif (as part of “The Ocean Waif plus 49-17”)

Of Human Bondage

Our Hospitality

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

The Penalty

Pig

Rabin, the Last Day

Rapt

The Red Chapel

The Retrieval

The Robber

Russian Ark

The Sacrifice: Remastered Edition

Sample This: The Birth of Hip Hop

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

The Saphead

Scarlet Street

The Scent of Green Papaya

Seven Chances

The Sheik

Sherlock Jr. and Three Ages

Shoot the Sun Down: Restored Director’s Cut

Sidewalk Stories

Sister

The Son of the Sheik

The Sound of Insects

The Spiders (DVD)

The Spiders (Blu-ray)

A Star is Born

Steamboat Bill, Jr.

Story of a Love Affair (as part of the “Great Italian Directors Collection”)

The Stranger

Strike

A Summer in La Goulette

They Made Me a Fugitive

Those Redheads from Seattle

A Touch of Sin

Two in the Wave

United Red Army

Vice & Virtue

Violette

The Wanderers

Way Down East

We Won’t Grow Old Together

The Well-Digger’s Daughter

Who is Harry Nilsson (and Why is Everybody Talkin’ About Him)?

– Who’s Crazy?

Winnebago Man

Winter Sleep

A Woman’s Face (as part of the “Ingrid Bergman in Sweden” DVD Box Set)

The Woodmans

A Year in Burgundy

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Zaza


“Ghost In The Shell” Now Available on Blu-ray and DVD

July 24, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Breathtaking Vision of the Future Debuts July 25, 2017 on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray 3D and
Blu-ray Combo Packs

Get It Early on Digital HD July 7

 

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – “Totally riveting” (Bill Zwecker, FOX-TV) and filled with “heart pounding excitement” (Pete Hammond, Deadline), the thrilling and eye-popping GHOST IN THE SHELL arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack,
Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand July 25, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The future comes early on Digital HD July 7.

Set in a world where people are enhanced with technology, GHOST IN THE SHELL follows Major (Scarlett Johansson), who believes she was rescued from near death. The first of her kind, Major is a human mind inside an artificial body designed to fight the war against cyber-crime. While investigating a dangerous criminal, Major makes a shocking discovery – the corporation that created her lied about her past life in order to control her. Unsure what to believe, Major will stop at nothing to unravel the mystery of her true identity and exact revenge against the corporation she was built to serve. A “visually stunning”
(Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly) “classic in the making” (Dan Casey, Nerdist), GHOST IN THE SHELL also stars Takeshi Kitano, Michael Carmen Pitt, Pilou Asbæk,
Chin Han, and Juliette Binoche.

 

 

The GHOST IN THE SHELL 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray Combo Packs are loaded with over 50 minutes of fascinating special features. Scarlett Johansson, director Rupert Sanders and other cast and crew take you behind-the-scenes to talk stunts, special effects and intricate fight sequences. Plus, take an in-depth look at the real-life science behind robotics; discover how cyber-enhancements give each character specialized super–soldier abilities; and learn about the original anime as well as the inspirations behind the visually stunning view of the future. The film also boasts a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack* remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.

 

Ghost in the Shell Blu-ray Combo Pack

The GHOST IN THE SHELL Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD compatible), French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The combo pack includes access to a Digital HD copy of the film as well as the following:

Blu-ray

  • Feature film in high definition
  • Bonus Content:
    • Hard-Wired Humanity: Making Ghost in the Shell
    • Section 9: Cyber Defenders
    • Man & Machine: The Ghost Philosophy

DVD

  • Feature film in standard definition

 

Ghost in the Shell 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack

Fans can enjoy the ultimate viewing experience with the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, which includes the Blu-ray detailed above, as well as an Ultra HD Disc presented in 4K Ultra HD with English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD compatible), French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The Combo Pack also includes access to a Digital HD copy of the film.

 

Ghost in the Shell Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack

The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray 3D presented in 1080p high definition with English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD compatible), Parisian French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Castilian Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, German 5.1 Dolby Digital, Italian 5.1 Dolby Digital, Japanese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description, along with English (UK), English (UK SDH) Bahasa Malaysian, Brazilian Portuguese, Cantonese, Castilian Spanish, Czech, Danish, Dutch, European Portuguese, Finnish, Parisian French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American Spanish, Mandarin Simplified, Mandarin Traditional, Norwegian, Romanian, Slovakian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, and Ukrainian subtitles. The Blu-ray Disc in the combo pack is presented in 1080p high definition with English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD compatible), Canadian French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Latin American Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, and English Audio Description and English, Canadian French, Latin American Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese subtitles. The Blu-ray includes the same content listed above and the Combo Pack also includes access to a Digital HD copy of the film.

 

Ghost in the Shell Single-Disc DVD

The single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The disc includes the feature film in standard definition.

 

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iTunes: http://paramnt.us/GetGITSNow

Amazon: http://paramnt.us/GITS4K

 

Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures and Reliance Entertainment present an Arad Productions/a Steven Paul production, a Rupert Sanders film: Scarlett Johansson “Ghost in the Shell.” “Beat” Takeshi Kitano, Michael Carmen Pitt, Pilou Asbæk, Chin Han, and Juliette Binoche. Music by Clint Mansell and Lorne Balfe. Costume designers Kurt and Bart. Editors Neil Smith and Billy Rich. Production designer Jan Roelfs. Director of photography Jess Hall, BSC. Executive producers Jeffrey Silver, Tetsu Fujimura, Yoshinobu Noma and Mitsuhisa Ishikawa. Produced by Avi Arad, p.g.a., Ari Arad, p.g.a., Steven Paul and Michael Costigan. Based on the comic “The Ghost in the Shell” by Shirow Masamune, published in Japan by Kodansha Ltd. Screenplay by Jamie Moss and William Wheeler and Ehren Kruger. Directed by Rupert Sanders.

 

 

About Paramount Home Media Distribution

Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, apps, games, consumer products, social media experiences and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 180 countries. The PHMD division oversees PPC’s home entertainment and transactional digital distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and applicable licensing and servicing of certain DreamWorks Animation titles. PHMD additionally manages global licensing of studio content and transactional distribution across worldwide digital distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.

 

About Dolby Atmos

Dolby Atmos delivers moving audio—sound that can be precisely placed and moved anywhere in three-dimensional space, including overhead. It brings entertainment alive all around the audience in a powerfully immersive and emotive experience. To learn more about Dolby Atmos, visit dolby.com/Atmos.

THE CRITERION COLLECTION & ECLIPSE SERIES (a J!-ENT Listing of all Criterion-related Blu-ray and DVD Reviews)

June 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Since 1984, the Criterion Collection, a continuing series of important classic and contemporary films, has been dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world and publishing them in editions that offer the highest technical quality and award-winning, original supplements.


The following is a list of all the CRITERION COLLECTION Blu-ray and DVD’s we have reviewed on J!-ENT thus far.


THE CRITERION COLLECTION BLU-RAY AND DVD REVIEWS (Listing are in the Criterion Collection & Eclipse Series  numeric order):

Note: Reviews are from 1999-Present

Seven Samurai – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #2 (Blu-ray release)

Amarcord – The Criterion Collection #4

the 400 blows – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #5

Beauty and the Beast – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #6

A NIGHT TO REMEMBER – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #7 (1998 DVD Release)

A NIGHT TO REMEMBER – The Criterion Collection #7 (2012 Blu-ray release)

Walkabout – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #10

The Samurai Trilogy – The Criterion Collection #14,15,16

The Naked Kiss – The Criterion Collection #18

Shock Corridor – The Criterion Collection #19

High and Low – The Criterion Collection #24

alphaville – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #25

Branded to Kill – The Criterion Collection #38

Tokyo Drifter – The Criterion Collection #39

ARMAGEDDON – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #40

Lord of the Flies – The Criterion Collection #43

For All Mankind – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #54

Autumn Sonata – The Criterion Collection #60 (Blu-ray)

Autumn Sonata – The Criterion Collection #60 (DVD)

The Passion of Joan of Arc -THE CRITERION COLLECTION #62

The Third Man – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #64

The Blood of a Poet – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #67 (part of “Jean Cocteau’s Orphic Trilogy”)

Orpheus – The Criterion Collection #68

Cléo from 5 to 7 – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #73 (part of the “4 By Agnès Varda” Box Set)

Chasing Amy – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #75

Brief Encounter – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #76 (2000 Release)

Brief Encounter – The Criterion Collection #76 (as part of the “David Lean Directs Noel Coward” DVD Box Set) (2012 Release)

Good Morning – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #84

Kwaidan – The Criterion Collection #90

L’Avventura – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #98

GIMME SHELTER – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #99

BEASTIE BOYS VIDEO ANTHOLOGY – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #100

Cries and Whispers – The Criterion Collection #101

THE ROCK – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #108

M. Hulot’s Holiday – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #110

Mon Oncle – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #111

Playtime – THE CRITERON COLLECTION #112

Rififi – The Criterion Collection #115

Sullivan’s Travels – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #118 (2015 Blu-ray release)

Sullivan’s Travels – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #118 (Original DVD)

Grey Gardens – The Criterion Collection #123

Rashomon – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #138

Hearts and Minds – The Criterion Collection #156

Contempt – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #171

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp – The Criterion Collection #173

Band of Outsiders – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #174 (DVD)

Band of Outsiders – The Criterion Collection #174 (Blu-ray)

My Life as a Dog – The Criterion Collection #178

Throne of Blood – The Criterion Collection #190

Hiroshima mon amour – The Criterion Collection #196

Night and Fog – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #197

Ali: Fear Eats the Soul – The Criterion Collection #198

Umberto D. – The Criterion Collection #201 (DVD) (2003 Release)

Umberto D. – The Criterion Collection #201 (Blu-ray) (2012 Release)

The Rules of the Game – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #216 (2004 Release)

The Rules of the Game – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #216 (2011 Release)

The Tin Drum – The Criterion Collection #234

Smiles of a Summer Night (Sommarnattens leende) – The Criterion Collection #237

A Woman is a Woman – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #238

The Battle of Algiers – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #249

SHADOWS – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #251 (as part of the “John Cassavetes Five Films” DVD Box Set)

Fighting Elegy – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #269

Tout va Bien – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #275

The River – The Criterion Collection #276 (Blu-ray)

L’Eclisse – The Criterion Collection #278 (Blu-ray)

L’Eclisse – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #278 (DVD)

Jules and Jim – The Criterion Collection #281 (Blu-Ray)

Jules and Jim – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #281 (DVD)

Le Samourai – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #306

Masculin Féminin – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #308

Pickpocket – The Criterion Collection #314

Metropolitan – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #326

Late Spring – The Criterion Collection #331

Yi Yi – The CRITERION COLLECTION #339

The Bakery Girl of Monceau – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #343 (part of “Eric Rohmer’s Six Moral Tales” DVD Box Set)

Suzanne’s Career – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #344 (part of Eric Rohmer’s Six Moral Tales” DVD Box Set)

My Night at Maud’s – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #345 (part of “Eric Rohmer’s Six Moral Tales” DVD Box Set)

Pandora’s Box – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #358

The Double Life of Veronique – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #359

symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Two Takes by William Greaves – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #360

The Emperor Jones/Paul Robeson: The Tribute to An Artist – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #370

Bicycle Thieves – The Criterion Collection #374

Overlord – The Criterion Collection #382

Overlord – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #382

Sansho the Bailiff – The Criterion Collection #386

La Jetée/Sans Soleil – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #387

Ivan’s Childhood – The Criterion Collection #397

Robinson Crusoe on Mars – The Criterion Collection #404

Breathless – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #408 (DVD)

Breathless – The Criterion Collection #408 (Blu-ray)

La Pointe Courte – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #419 (part of the “4 by Agnès Varda” Box Set)

Pierrot Le Fou – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #421

Antonio Gaudi – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #425

The Ice Storm – The Criterion Collection #426

Trafic – The Criterion Collection #439

The Earrings of Madame de… – The Criterion Collection #445

An Autumn Afternoon – The Criterion Collection #446

BOTTLE ROCKET – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #450

The Spy Who Came In from the Cold – The Criterion Collection #452

CHUNGKING EXPRESS – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #453

El Norte – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #458

Simon of the Desert – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #460

THE LAST METRO – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #462

In the Realm of the Senses – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #466

The Curious Case of BENJAMIN BUTTON – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #476

My Dinner with Andre – The Criterion Collection #479 (as part of “André Gregory & Wallace Shawn: 3 Films”)

Made in U.S.A. – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #481

Marty (as part of “The Golden Age of Television – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #495)

Germany, Year Zero – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #499 (as part of Roberto Rosselini’s War Trilogy)

REVANCHE – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #502

Make Way for Tomorrow – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #505 (DVD)

Make Way For Tomorrow – The Criterion Collection #505 (Blu-ray)

Dillinger is Dead – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #506

Vivre sa vie – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #512

Summer Hours – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #513

Red Desert – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #522

The Secret of the Grain – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #527

Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #535

Paths of Glory – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #538

MODERN TIMES – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #543

CRONOS – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #551

The Times of Harvey Milk – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #557

Topsy-Turvy – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #558

The Mikado – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #559

Something Wild – The Criterion Collection #563

Pale Flower – The Criterion Collection #564

The Great Dictator – The Criterion Collection #565

The Makioka Sisters – The Criterion Collection #567

People on Sunday – The Criterion Collection #569

Zazie dans le métro – The Criterion Collection #570

Léon Morin, Priest – The Criterion Collection #572

The Music Room – The Criterion Collection #573

Secret Sunshine – The Criterion Collection #576

The Complete Jean Vigo – The Criterion Collection #578

The Phantom Carriage – The Criterion Collection #579

Le Beau Serge – The Criterion Collection #580

12 Angry Men – The Criterion Collection #591

Design for a Living – The Criterion Collection #592

Belle de Jour – The Criterion Collection #593

The Moment of Truth – The Criterion Collection #595

Three Outlaw Samurai – The Criterion Collection #596

Tiny Furniture – The Criterion Collection #597

World on a Wire – The Criterion Collection #598

Vanya on 42nd Street – The Criterion Collection #599

Letter Never Sent – The Criterion Collection #601

The War Room – The Criterion Collection #602

David Lean Directs Noel Coward – The Criterion Collection #603-606

In Which We Serve  (as part of the “David Lean Diects Noel Coward” box set) – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #604

This Happy Breed (as part of the “David Lean Diects Noel Coward” box set) – The Criterion Collection #605

Blithe Spirit (as part of the “David Lean Diects Noel Coward” box set) – The Criterion Collection #606

A Hollis Frampton Odyssey – The Criterion Collection #607

Harold and Maude – The Criterion Collection #608

¡Alambrista! – The Criterion Collection #609

The Organizer – The Criterion Collection #610

Being John Malkovich – The Criterion Collection #611

Certified Copy – The Criterion Collection #612

Summer Interlude – The Criterion Collection #613

The Gold Rush – The Criterion Collection #615

And Everything is Going Fine – The Criterion Collection #617

Gray’s Anatomy – The Criterion Collection #618

Le Havre – The Criterion Collection #619

La Promesse – The Criterion Collection #620

Rosetta – The Criterion Collection #621

Lonesome – The Criterion Collection #623

Eating Raoul – The Criterion Collection #625

The Forgiveness of Blood – The Criterion Collection #628

Sunday Bloody Sunday – The Criterion Collection #629

Weekend – The Criterion Collection #635

Purple Noon – The Criterion Collection #637

Following – The Criterion Collection #638

The Qatsi Trilogy – The Criterion Collection #639-642

pina – The Criterion Collection #644

The Ballad of Narayama – The Criterion Collection #645

Chronicle of a Summer – The Criterion Collection #648

A Man Escaped – The Criterion Collection #650

Monsieur Verdoux – The Criterion Collection #652

Gate of Hell – The Criterion Collection #653

Pierre Etaix – The Criterion Collection #655

Life is Sweet – The Criterion Collection #659

Safety Last! – The Criterion Collection #662

Shoah – The Criterion Collection #663

The Life of Oharu – The Criterion Collection #664

To Be or Not to Be – The Criterion Collection #670

La Cage aux Folles – The Criterion Collection #671

I Married a Witch – The Criterion Collection #676

La Notte – The Criterion Collection #678

City Lights – The Criterion Collection #680

Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project – The Criterion Collection #685-690

Touki Bouki (as part of “Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project”) – The Criterion Collection #685

Redes (as part of “Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project”) – The Criterion Collection #686

A River Called Titas (as part of “Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project”) – The Criterion Collection #687

Dry Summer (as part of “Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project”) – The Criterion Collection #688

Trances (as part of “Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project”) – The Criterion Collection #689

The Housemaid (as part of “Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project”)  – The Criterion Collection #690

The Fantastic Mr. Fox – The Criterion Collection #700

The Great Beauty – The Criterion Collection #702

The Freshman – The Criterion Collection #703

Master of the House – The Criterion Collection #706

Il Sorpasso – The Criterion Collection #707

Like Someone in Love – The Criterion Collection #708

The Essential Jacques Demy Blu-ray and DVD Box Set – The Criterion Collection #714-719

Lola – The Criterion Collection #714 (as part of “The Essential Jacques Demy” Blu-ray + DVD Box Set)

Bay of Angels – The Criterion Collection #715 (as part of “The Essential Jacques Demy” Blu-ray + DVD Box Set)

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg – The Criterion Collection #716 (as part of “The Essential Jacques Demy” Blu-ray + DVD Box Set)

The Young Girls of Rochefort – The Criterion Collection #717 (as part of “The Essential Jacques Demy” Blu-ray + DVD Box Set)

Donkey Skin – The Criterion Collection #718 (as part of “The Essential Jacques Demy” Blu-ray + DVD Box Set)

Une Chambre en Ville – The Criterion Collection #719 (as part of “The Essential Jacques Demy” Blu-ray + DVD Box Set)

Tie me up! Tie me down! – The Criterion Collection #722

All That Jazz – The Criterion Collection #724

Sundays and Cybèle – The Criterion Collection #728

The Shooting/Ride in the Whirlwind – The Criterion Collection #734-735

It Happened One Night – The Criterion Collection #736

Les Blank: Always For Pleasure – The Criterion Collection #737

Safe – The Criterion Collection #739

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant – The Criterion Collection #740

My Winnipeg – The Criterion Collection #741

The Palm Beach Story – The Criterion Collection #742

La Ciénaga – The Criterion Collection #743

Every Man For Himself – The Criterion Collection #744

A Day in the Country – The Criterion Collection #746

The Soft Skin – The Criterion Collection #749

Gates of Heaven/Vernon, Florida – The Criterion Collection #751-752

Limelight – The Criterion Collection #756

The Merchant of Four Seasons – The Criterion Collection #758

André Gregory & Wallace Shawn: 3 Films Blu-ray Box Set (#479, #599, #762)

A Master Builder – The Criterion Collection #762

The Bridge – The Criterion Collection #763

Here Is Your Life – The Criterion Collection #766

My Beautiful Laundrette – The Criterion Collection #767

Day for Night – The Criterion Collection #769

Two Days, One Night – The Criterion Collection #771

Mister Johnson – The Criterion Collection #774

A Room with a View – The Criterion Collection #775

Moonrise Kingdom – The Criterion Collection #776

A Special Day – The Criterion Collection #778

The Apu Trilogy – The Criterion Collection #782-785

Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back – The Criterion Collection #786

Burroughs the Movie – The Criterion Collection #789

Bitter Rice – The Criterion Collection #792

Gilda – The Criterion Collection #795

The Kid – The Criterion Collection #799

I knew her well – The Criterion Collection #801

Paris Belongs to Us – The Criterion Collection #802

A Poem is a Naked Person – The Criterion Collection #805

Barcelona – The Criterion Collection #807

The Kennedy Films of Robert Drew & Associates – The Criterion Collection #808

In a Lonely Place – The Criterion Collection #810

The Naked Island – The Criterion Collection #811

Le Amiche – The Criterion Collection #817

La chienne – The Criterion Collection #818


ECLIPSE SERIES DVD REVIEWS

One Hour With You (part of Lubitsch Musicals – Eclipse Series #8)

Tokyo Chorus (part of Silent Ozu: Three Family Comedies – Eclipse Series #10)

I Was Born, But… (part of Silent Ozu: Three Family Comedies – Eclipse Series #10)

The Ascent (part of Larisa Shepitko – Eclipse Series #11)

Wings (part of Larisa Shepitko – Eclipse Series #11)

Eclipse Series #21: Oshima’s Outlaw Sixties – General Review

Pleasures of the Flesh (part of Oshima’s Outlaw Sixties – Eclipse Series #21)

Violence at Noon (part of Oshima’s Outlaw Sixties – Eclipse Series #21)

Sing a Song of Sex (part of Oshima’s Outlaw Sixties – Eclipse Series #21)

Japanese Summer: Double Suicide (part of Oshima’s Outlaw Sixties – Eclipse Series #21)

Three Resurrected Drunkards (part of Oshima’s Outlaw Sixties – Eclipse Series #21)

Eclipse Series 23: The First Films of Akira Kurosawa – General Review

Sanshiro Sugata (as part of The First Films of Akira Kurosawa – Eclipse Series #23)

The Most Beautiful (as part of The First Films of Akira Kurosawa – Eclipse Series #23)

Sanshiro Sugata, Part Two (as part of The First Films of Akira Kurosawa – Eclipse Series #23)

The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail (as part of The First Films of Akira Kurosawa – Eclipse Series #23)

Memory for Max, Claire, Ida and Company (as part of The Actuality Dramas of Allan King – Eclipse Series #24)

Eclipse Series 25: Basil Dearden’s London Underground (General Review)

Sapphire (as part of the Basil Dearden’s London Underground – Eclipse Series #25)

The League of Gentlemen (as part of the Basil Dearden’s London Underground – Eclipse Series #25)

Victim (as part of the Basil Dearden’s London Underground – Eclipse Series #25)

All Night Long (as part of the Basil Dearden’s London Underground – Eclipse Series #25)

Eclipse Series 36: Three Wicked Melodramas from Gainsborough Pictures (General Review)

The Man in Grey (as part of the Three Wicked Melodramas from Gainsborough Pictures – Eclipse Series #36)

Madonna of the Seven Moons (as part of the Three Wicked Melodramas from Gainsborough Pictures – Eclipse Series #36)

The Wicked Lady (as part of the Three Wicked Melodramas from Gainsborough Pictures – Eclipse Series #36)

Eclipse Series 38: Masaki Kobayashi Against the System (General Review)

The Thick-Walled Room (as part of Masaki Kobayashi Against the System – Eclipse Series #38)

I Will Buy You (as part of Masaki Kobayashi Against the System – Eclipse Series 38)

Black River (as part of Masaki Kobayashi Against the System – Eclipse Series 38)

The Inheritance (as part of Masaki Kobayashi Against the System – Eclipse Series 38)

Eclipse Series 41: Kinoshita and World War II (General Review)

Port of Flowers (as part of the Eclipse Series 41: Kinoshita and World War II)

The Living Magoroku (as part of the Eclipse Series 41: Kinoshita and World War II)

Jubilation Street (as part of the Eclipse Series 41: Kinoshita and World War II)

Army (as part of the Eclipse Series 41: Kinoshita and World War II)

Morning for the Osone Family (as part of the Eclipse Series 41: Kinoshita and World War II)

Eclipse Series 42 – Silent Ozu: Three Crime Dramas (General Review)

Walk Cheerfully (from the Eclipse Series #42 – Silent Ozu: Three Crime Dramas)

That Night’s Wife (from the Eclipse Series #42 – Silent Ozu: Three Crime Dramas)

Dragnet Girl (from the Eclipse Series #42 – Silent Ozu: Three Crime Dramas)

Eclipse Series 43 – Agnes Varda in California (General Review)

Julien Duvivier in the Thirties – Eclipse Series #44 (General Review)


MISC. RELEASES

Band of Outsiders (part of the “10 Years of Rialto Pictures” DVD Box Set)

Red Balloon/White Mane


Brothers and Sisters – The Complete Fifth and Final Season (A J!-ENT DVD Review)

August 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The final leg of this emotional rollercoaster ride with the Walker family comes to an end.  “Brothers and Sisters – The Complete Fifth and Final Season” is entertaining, fun, emotional but overall a good conclusion for the series.  Fans of the series will definitely want to pick up this final season DVD set!

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TITLE: Brothers and Sisters – The Complete Fifth and Final Season

TV SHOW AIRDATE: 2010-2011

DURATION: 938 Minutes

DVD INFORMATION: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, Widescreen (1:78:1) – Enhanced for 16×9 Televisions, Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles

RATED: TV 14 DLS

COMPANY: abc studios

RELEASE DATE: August 23, 2011

Created by Jon Robin Baitz

Directed by Ken Olin, Michael Owen Morris, Michael Schultz, Laura Innes and David Paymer

Written by Jon robin Baitz, David Marshall Grant, Molly Newman, Sherri Cooper, Cliff Olin, Monica Breen, Peter Calloway, Alison Schapker, Michael Foley, Liz Tigelaar, Jennifer Levin, Jason Wilborn, Daniel Silk, Josh Reims, Brian Studler, Nancy Won

Executive produced by KenOlin, Monica Breen, Alison Schapker

Produced by Suzanne Geiger, Nicole Carrasco, Sparky Hawes, Jennifer Lence, Michael Foley, Nancy Won, David Marshall Grant, Jennifer Levin, Sherri Cooper, Josh Reims, Molly Newman, Michael Morris, Stephen Judge, Sarah Caplin

Music by Blake Neely

Cinematography by Cynthia Pusheck, Michael Mayers

Edited by Barbara Gerard, Imelda Betiong, Kristin Windell

Casting by Gillian O’Neill, Jeanie Bacharach

Series Production Design by Lee Mayman

Series Set Decoration by Bryan Venegas

Series Costume Design by Melina Root

Cast:

Dave Annable as Justin Walker

Calista Flockhart as Kitty Walker

Rachel Griffiths as Sarah Whedon

Ron Rifkin as Saul Holden

Patricia Wettig as Holly Harper

Sally Field as Nora Walker

Matthew Rhys as Kevin Walker

Kerris Dorsey as Paige Whedon

Balthazar Getty as Tommy Walker

Sarah Jane Morris as Julia Walker

Maxwell Perry Colton as Cooper Whedon

Emily VanCamp as Rebecca Harper

Luke Macfarlane as Scotty Wandell

Ken Olin as David Caplan

Gilles Marini as Luc Laurent

Peter Gerety as Dennis York

The final season of the star-studded ABC drama continues the story of the Walkers, a contemporary picture of the American family. At the heart is matriarch Nora, who finds personal satisfaction in knowing her family is happy, however sometimes allows her intentions to be a little overbearing. Her five adult children, friends as much as they are relatives, come together to support each other through the joy and heartache as they try to manage their professional, romantic, and familial lives. Together they face genuine, relatable life issues in this warm and witty drama.

“Brothers and Sisters” is a show created back in 2006 by Jon Robin Baitz (a writer who worked on “Alias” and “West Wing”). The series revolves around the Walker family, an upperclass family that owns a major company known as Ojai Foods.

In the history of “Brothers and Sisters”, the family is rocked by the death of the father and business owner, William Walker. But even more shocking to the family is that their father had a mistress and an illegitimate daughter but that William had embezzled money from the company. So, the family focuses on the lives of the Walker family and how the brothers and sisters must move on with the family business and make sure it is not run into the ground and try to keep it afloat.

As the first two seasons had to do with the family and the family matriarch Nora (played by Sally Field) trying to keep everyone together, we see the family members going through various tribulations in their career and personal life.

In the third season, changes are afloat with Ojai Foods experiencing financial difficult. That leaves the Walker family having to partner up with Holly Harper, the mistress of William Walker. Throughout the third season, Kitty and Robert experience the highs of a family wanting to have children but also the lows as a family where their dedication to their careers interferes with their relationship.

For Sarah, knowing that she has a family to take care of, she knows that her brother Tommy is becoming the main family member dedicated to the company. As for Tommy, he starts to unearth things about his dead father and what he has done to the company, causing Tommy to make some decisions that can harm his position. Kevin will see chances for him to advance his career, but he will have to make a difficult decision of whether or not he should stay true to the person he loves and to himself or to do what he can to become a partner at his law firm. As for Justin, he tries his best to clean up, especially now that he has found love with Rebecca but has issues with recruiting people for the military.

Meanwhile, for the third season, the bombshell was that William may have had another illegitimate child, will become a significant issue for season three. If anything, relationships and family will be tested more than ever and whether or not the family matriarch, Nora can keep the family together is going to be important.

By season’s end, Kitty and Robert’s married is tested nearly to a point where Kitty nearly gets into an affair with another man, Tommy having left to Mexico, Kevin trying to keep things going right with his husband and Justin and Rebecca furthering their relationship and growing closer. Meanwhile, we are introduced Ryan Lafferty, the siblings half brother that came from an affair that William Walker had with another woman.

In season 4, the family goes through an emotional time.  While the business is doing terribly, the family goes through healing and bonding.  Kitty and Robert’s marriage grows stronger as Kitty has cancer and Robert dedicates his life to being with his wife, Justin meanwhile grows closer with Rebecca and get married, Sarah falls in love with an artist named Luc, Kevin and Scotty try to find a surrogate mother to have a baby and Nora and Holly grow their friendship.

And as everything seems to be going right for the Walker family and to celebrate, the whole family goes out on a retreat.

But just when you think all is good with the Walker family, as they leave a retreat, all get involved in a serious traffic accident and life for the Walker family will never be the same again.

“Brothers and Sisters – The Complete Fifth and Final Season” features a total of 22 episodes on six DVD’s. In the fifth and final season of “Brothers and Sisters”, it has been a year since the accident and life for the Walker family has not been the same.  How will life go?

The main characters of “Brothers and Sisters” are:

The Walker Family

  • Nora Walker (Sally Field, “Gidget”, “The Flying Nun”, “The Girl with Something Extra”, “ER”) – The Walker matriarch and the mother who likes to get involved with her children’s lives. In the first season, she tries to get over her husband’s death, learns that her husband had an illegitimate daughter and is now trying to move on. She now tries to keep the family together no matter what challenges they may face.  In Season 5, since the tragedy, Nora has not been vocal and has taken a stand back when it comes to her family.
  • Sarah Walker (Rachael Griffiths, “Six Feet Under”) – The family business woman and mother who has tried to lead the family business as the company president. Has a strained relationship with her husband Joe which eventually led to a divorce. She has since left Ojai and started her own company.  In season 5, since the tragedy, her business is doing well and she is dating Luc, an artist and model.  She and Luc are planning to move to France.
  • Kitty McCallister (Calista Flockhart, “Ally McBeal”) – A former radio host who marries politician, Senator Robert McCallister. Has adopted a child and has beaten cancer. In season 5, since the tragic accident, Kitty is keeping Robert alive through life support.  The family is very worried about Kitty and the Republican party needs her to return back to politics.
  • Tommy Walker (Balthazar Getty, “Charmed”, “Alias”) – The other family businessman who has butted heads with his sister Sarah. Married to Julia Walker (Sarah Jane Morris), the two have major problems in their marriage. He had caused problems for Ojai and is now living in Mexico.
  • Kevin Walker (Matthew Rhys, “Shooters”, “The Lost World”) – A successful lawyer and a gay man. Tends to bail out his family when they need legal help but most of all but also put in situations in opposition to some of his family members. He is married to Scotty. In Season 5, since the tragedy, Kevin is working pro bono and still trying to deal with he and Scotty not being able to be parents.
  • Justin Walker (Dave Annable, “Reunion”) – The youngest of the family who joined the Army and went to Afghanistan. When he came back, Justin was no longer the same as he had Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and also battled with drug addiction and now trying to clean himself up. In Season 5, after the tragedy, Justin rejoined the military because he is unable to deal with the situation and now his marriage to Rebecca is in big trouble.

Other Key Characters:

  • Saul Holden (Ron Rifkin, “Alias”) – Older brother of Nora Walker and works at Ojai Foods and once had a relationship with Nora’s husband’s mistress Holly Harper but in season 1, it was revealed that Saul was involved in a gay relationship. In season 2, Saul comes out and admits he is a gay man.  In season 5, since the tragedy, Saul has found a person to love but Nora worries about him because he is HIV positive.
  • Holly Harper (Patricia Wettig, “Prison Break”, “Alias”) – Holly is the mistress of William Walker (for 20 years) and owns a large share of Ojai Foods. In season 2, she has become the Ojai Foods CEO. Her relationship with her daughter Rebecca is stronger than ever. She and Tommy Walker are business partners and own Walker Landing Winery.  In Season 5, since the tragedy, Holly has amnesia and lost her memory.  Her relationship with Nora is sour once again.
  • Rebecca Harper (Emily VanCamp, “Everwood”) – The illegitimate daughter of William Walker and Holly Harper. She works at Ojai Foods as an advertising executive and is married to Justin Walker.  In Season 5, due to Justin’s decision to join the military, their marriage is in shambles.
  • Scotty Wandell (Luke Macfarlane, “Iron Road”) – A head chef who is married to Kevin Walker.  In Season 5, since the tragedy, his relationship with Kevin is on the rocks, especially since their surrogate mothers have been unsuccessful and have not been able to have children.

Here is a spoiler-less summary of the 22 episodes from season five:

DISC 1:

  • EPISODE 88 – The Homecoming – It has been a year since the car tragedy and the family has gone through changes.  Meanwhile, Justin arrives back from serving another year in the marines.
  • EPISODE 89 – Brief Encounter – Luc’s underwear ad campaign is the hot item and everyone wants to attend.  Meanwhile, Kevin tries to help his runaway teenage client and Kitty wonders if her mother is dating a woman…
  • EPISODE 90 – Faking It – Kitty meets Jack and Sarah worries that her lie about her age may turn Luc away.  Rebecca is back and meets with her mother Holly.
  • EPISODE 91 – Righteous Kiss – Holly has a breakdown and Justin and Rebecca decide what to do about their marraige.  Meanwhile, Saul is afraid to tell his boyfriend that he is HIV positive.

DISC 2:

  • EPISODE 92 – Call Mom – Nora auditions for a radio show, meanwhile Kitty and Jack get closer.
  • EPISODE 93 – An Ideal Husband – Scotty has a one night stand with another man and now Kevin feels betrayed.
  • EPISODE 94 – Resolved – Kevin and Scotty’s relationship is tested, meanwhile Justin meets a nurse named Annie.
  • EPISODE 95 – The Rhapsody of the Flash – Luc’s mother arrives to town but for some reason, Luc is not so thrilled about it.  Meanwhile, Nora goes out on a date.
  • EPISODE 96 – Get a Room – Nora and Dr. Karl’s friendship may be getting stronger.  Kevin and Scotty plan to adopt.

DISC 3:

  • EPISODE 97 – Cold Turkey – Nora and Karl go away for Christmas, thus ending the Walker Family tradition. So, now Kitty and Kevin debate on who will host the family celebration.
  • EPISODE 98 – Scandalized – As Kevin and Scotty decide to adopt, everyone finds out that Kitty is dating a young graduate student named Seth.
  • EPISODE 99 – Thanks for the Memories – Kitty is getting back into politics, Scotty and Kevin spend time with Olivia and Sarah deals with her daughter who may have a boyfriend.
  • EPISODE 100 – Safe at Home – Tommy is back and he has a big surprise for the family and in other good news, Sarah announces her wedding date.
  • EPISODE 101 – The One That Got Away – It’s Valentine’s Day and and Tommy reveals another secret about their mother which had been buried since they were kids.

DISC 4:

  • EPISODE 102 – Brody – Nora and Brody seem to be getting closer, meanwhile, Justin tries to help out a homeless vet.
  • EPISODE 103 – Home is Where the Fort Is – Nora and Sarah wonder why Kitty has not returned home.  Meanwhile, Kevin and Scotty bring their adoptive child home.
  • EPISODE 104 – Olivia’s Choice – Olivia’s brother fights for custody as he doesn’t feel two men should raise Olivia.
  • EPISODE 105 – Never Say Never – Sarah and Luc have pre-wedding jitters and Scotty’s mother comes to visit his and Kevin’s new adoptive daughter.
  • EPISODE 106 – Wouldn’t It Be Nice – It’s Luc’s first solo art show and one again Luc and Sarah have pre-wedding jitters.  Nora wants to tell Brody how she really feels.

DISC 5:

  • EPISODE 107 – Father Unknown – Luc and Saul prepare for a surprise wedding and Justin confronts his mother about Brody’s lie.  Meanwhile, Kevin and Scotty may have a baby…
  • EPISODE 108 – For Better or For Worse – Sarah confronts Brody about his “lie” and Olivia wonders if Kevin and Scotty will want her now that she has a baby.
  • EPISODE 109 – Walking Down the Aisle – FINAL EPISODE! It’s Sarah’s and Luc’s wedding day and other issues affect the family.

VIDEO:

“Brothers and Sisters – The Complete Fifth and Final Season” is featured in Widescreen (1:78:1), enhanced for 16×9 televisions.  For a TV series, “Brothers and Sisters” has always looked good.  The series has a lot of lighting, especially outdoor shots, so for the most part, picture quality for a TV series on DVD, “Brothers and Sisters – The Complete Fifth and Final Season” looks very good.

There are a lot of outdoor and indoor shots and “Brothers and Sisters” does have quite a bit of grain but nothing too distracting. But for the most part, picture quality is very good.

AUDIO:

“Brothers and Sisters – The Complete Fifth and Final Season” is featured in Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, the show is mostly dialogue-based but there are quite a bit of music featured in the episodes, but the audio is pretty much front and center channel driven and audio is clear. There are no really need for major sound effects for “Brothers and Sisters” but for the most part, dialogue and background music are heard quite clearly.

My receiver setup preference was set to “Stereo on all Channels” for a much more immersive soundtrack.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

“Brothers and Sisters – The Complete Fifth Season” comes with the following special features:

DISC 1:

  • Deleted Scenes – A total of two deleted scenes: “You’re Really Leaving” and “True Wreckage”.

DISC 2:

  • Deleted Scenes – A total of two deleted scenes: “taking sides” and “let’s get started”.

DISC 3:

  • Audio Commentary – Featuring audio commentary for “Cold Turkey” with Production Coordinator Jonathan Deiner, Co-Producer Stephen Judge and Producer Nicole Carrasco.

DISC 4:

  • Deleted Scenes– Featuring one deleted scene “We Could Lose Her”.
  • Audio Commentary – Featuring audio commentary for “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” with Production Coordinator Jonathan Deiner, Co-Producer Stephen Judge and Producer Nicole Carrasco.

DISC 5:

  • Gilles Marini Uncovered  – (6:06) An interview with the cast about Gilles Marini (Luc) joining the cast of “Brothers & Sisters”.
  • Writing for the Walkers – (10:00) The writers of “Brothers and Sisters” talk about the episodes of season five.
  • Deleted Scenes – A total of one deleted scene and one alternate ending: “extremely awake” and “alternate ending: An Engagement Ring”
  • Bloopers & Outtakes – (2:20) Outtakes from season five of “Brothers and Sisters”.

EXTRAS:

“Brothers and Sisters – The Complete Fifth and Final Season” comes with a slip over case.

With the last season of “Brothers and Sisters”, I have commented of how the last season was the best season ever!

Every episode was well-written and the season finale was an absolute shocker!  But prior to the fifth season, it was a given that Rob Lowe would not return but with news that Patricia Wettig (Holly Harper) and Emily VanCamp (Rebecca Harper) were leaving the show, needless to say, it put a damper on my excitement for the fifth season.

By the end of the fifth season, as things have ended with a good season finale, “Brothers and Sisters” was canceled.  The producers tried to get a shortened sixth season to end the season with closure for the fans but unfortunately, they were denied.

So, I do have a small bittersweet feeling about “Brothers and Sisters” because I felt that I invested watching five seasons of this series and one can only imagine how the producers and writers would have ended the series, but there were a few loose ends that I wished were touched upon.

But with the way the season ended, I suppose it works as a series finale and does end on a good note, but this is the nature of the business when it comes to television series and “Brothers and Sisters” has come to an end.

I will say that I will miss the Walker family.  As one friend told me, “Brothers and Sisters” was a show that she can watch on her DVR on the weekend, drink fine wine and enjoy the series.  I happen to agree with what she told me because the series was fun, granted, the series had its share of emotional highs and lows that comes along with a dysfunctional family but the Walker family were resilient.  They confronted their issues and challenges, like many American’s they faced a bad economy, ending of a business, health problems, adoption, surrogate mothers, raising children, finding love, crumbling of a relationship, starting over, rebuilding and like all family’s, having their fights and bonding moments.

Among the many ABC family one-hour drama series, “Brothers and Sisters” was probably one that was easily accessible because their issues and challenges are real and people can identify with these characters because despite them being from a slightly upperclassed American family, the Walker family was far from perfect, they are no different from anyone else.

While “Brothers and Sisters – The Complete Fifth Season” was an entertaining final season, of course, because of the insurmountable challenges faced in the last season, season four was just incredible but there was no way to pull of something that emotional and tragic for a second year straight.  You needed some normalcy, real problems and that’s viewers got with season five.  Nora, single mother trying to find love.  Sarah, aging sister getting married but also dealing with a teenage daughter.  Kitty, dealing with the death of her husband, but also finding love once again.  Kevin and Scotty dealing with adoption and trying to keep their marriage alive.  And Justin, the person who had to get away from life by re-enlisting in the marines and leaving his family but returning back to find out that the sacrifice he made to get back his sanity came with a price.

But I have always felt the series was well-written, well-cast and while last year was spectacular, I admit that I was a bit upset of the direction of the Justin and Rebecca storyline hitting a dead end before the fifth season even started, but after the events that have taken place at the end of season four, I found it interesting that the one person who was instrumental in making things right was Justin, especially since he was somewhat of the problematic character because of what happened during his last enlistment with the Marines.

But like for everyone in the series and how things have played out for this fifth season, it was important to show that families must go on living.  And so in hindsight, after watching every episode and thinking about the fifth season, despite my feeling before the series began, Now that it is done, I’m actually content with how everything had ended.

Overall, “Brothers and Sisters – The Complete Fifth and Final Season” marks the end of a pretty solid drama series.  Fun, enjoyable and emotional…I’ll miss this series!

It’s shame that “Brothers and Sisters” didn’t get the chance to end the way the producers/writers probably would have wanted if given that shortened sixth season.  But yet they managed to give a season finale that does provide some closure and enough to know that the Walker family has embarked in a new chapter of their lives and like all families with problems and taking care of those problems, they’ll be OK.  And like all families, we continue living with our highs and our lows but we keep on going, living life day-by-day.

There are a good number of special features included with this final season DVD set but for the most part, as a fan and viewer of “Brothers and Sisters”, it was an emotional roller coaster ride that has come to a close.

If you invested your time into watching this series or a person who has just jumped aboard and is interested in the series, “Brothers and Sisters – The Complete Fifth and Final Season” is recommended!

iCarly: The I <3 iCarly Collection (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

June 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Enjoyable, witty and all-out fun! “iCarly: The I <3 iCarly Collection” features 15 episodes and movies on three DVD’s (“iFight Shelby Marx”, “iSaved Your Life” and “iSpace Out”) for a low price + bonus episodes of “Big Time Rush” and “Victorious”.   A wonderful DVD set for “iCarly” fans!

Images courtesy of © 2011 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved. NICKELODEON, NICKELODEON ICARLY! and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. TM, ® & © 2011 by Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

DVD TITLE: iCarly: The I <3 iCarly Collection

DURATION: “I Fight Shelby Marx” (145 Minutes), “iSaved Your Life” (139 Minutes), “iSpace Out” (145 Minutes)

DVD INFORMATION: Full Screen, Dolby Digital – English Stereo, Closed Captions

COMPANY: Nickelodeon/Paramount Home Entertainment

RATED: NOT RATED

RELEASE DATE: July 19, 2011

Created by Dan Schneider

Directed by Adam Weissman

Written by Jake Farrow, Andrew Hill Newman

Executive Producer: Dan Schneider

Associate Producer: Sean Gill

Costume Design by Kristin Dangl

Featuring the voices of:

Miranda Cosgrove as Carla Shay

Jennette McCurdy as Sam Puckett

Nathan Kress as Freddie Benson

Jerry Trainor as Spencer Shay

Noah Munck as Gibby

Ryan Ochoa as Chuck

Mary Scheer as Marissa Benson

Three smashing iCarly DVD sets in one collection! Relive over 15 episodes including the fierce yet hilarious exhibition match with guest star Victoria Justice as Shelby Marx, the sweet yet short-lived love store of Carly and Freddie, and the outer space event that was, well, out of this world!

Since 2007, “iCarly” has been a popular series for Nickelodeon. The series revolves around Carly Shay (played by Miranda Cosgrove) and her best friend Samantha Puckett (played by Jennette McCurdy) who are the host of their popular web show “iCarly” which is edited and directed by Freddie Benson (played by Nathan Kress). Most of the scenes are shot at the home of Carly, who lives with her older brother and legal guardian, Spencer (played by Jerry Trainor).

Created and executive produced by Dan Schneider (creator of series “Drake & Josh”, “Zoey 101”, “Kenan & Kel”, “All That”, “The Amanda Show”), “iCarly” is currently on their fourth season and earlier this year, the episode titled “iSaved Your Life” became the highest rated live action telecast in Nickelodeon history (with 11.2 million viewers) and the #1 telecast of all TV (cable and broadcast) that night. “iCarly” continues to be a hit for Nickelodeon as nearly five million viewers tune into the series each week.

Needless to say, the show is a big success for the cable network and now fans of the series can enjoy the episodes from season four (2010) through “iCarly: The I <3 iCarly Collection” which features the three DVD’s “iFight Shelby Marx”, “iSaved Your Life” and “iSpace Out”.

Needless to say, the show is a big success for the cable network and now “iCarly: iFight Shelby Marx” is planned for release on March 30, 2010.

“iCarly: iFight Shelby Marx” features two iCarly movies from the second season and two episodes from the third:

  • EPISODE 49-50 – “iFight Shelby Marx” – In this TV movie, Carly was talking a little trash on her web show about the martial-arts champ Shelby Marx.  When Shelby comes to visit her, Carly is afraid that she is going to get beaten up but finds out that Shelby wants to join forces with Carly in a one round match for charity and that she will not hurt her at all.   But during the press conference, Carly accidentally falls on Shelby’s grandmother offstage and Nevel Papperman takes advantage of the situation and now Shelby wants to hurt her in the ring.
  • EPISODE 43-44 – “iDate a Bad Boy” – In this TV movie, Carly starts dating a bad boy named Griffin who tried to steal Spencer’s motorcycle.  Spencer prohibits Carly from dating him but she tries to sneak behind his back.  Meanwhile, Carly learns a major secret about her Griffin.
  • EPISODE 39 – “iLook Alike” – Carly, Sam and Freddie want to interview an MMA fighter Jackson Colt but Freddie’s mom forbids him to go to an MMA fight and also Spencer forbids Carly from going as well.  So, the three come up with an idea to find lookalikes to stand for them while they do the interview.
  • EPISODE 54 – “iCarly Awards” – Carly, Sam and Freddie present the first “iCarly Awards” for fans who have sent in videos but on the day of the Award show, Spencer mistakens Carly’s request to create ten awards by creating one huge award.  Now, Spencer must find a way to create them in a short amount of time, while Carly and Sam improvise the award show until each award is finished.

“iCarly: iSaved Your Life” includes four iCarly episodes and one iCarly TV Movie.  Fans of the character Freddie will enjoy these episodes as they deal with how he relates to Carly and Sam (including how he shared a kiss with each girl):

  • EPISODE 60 – “iSaved Your Life”- Extended Director’s Cut – Freddie saves Carly from being hit by a taco truck and he ends up getting injured.  Now Carly falls in love with him but can this cause problems to their friendship?
  • EPISODE 58-59 – “iQuit iCarly” – In this TV movie, as Carly and Sam try to help two young competitive aspiring filmmakers who have their own differences, they see themselves within these young filmmakers and sooner or later, both Carly and Sam start to not get along.  Can their friendship be repaired?
  • EPISODE 51 – “iThink They Kissed” – Carly takes Sam to the dentist for an emergency checkup and while under laughing gas, Sam tells Carly that she kissed Freddie.
  • EPISODE 48 – “iTwins” – Carly and Sam are known for pranking Freddie but when Sam’s twin sister Melanie (the total opposite of Sam) comes to visit, Freddie thinks Sam is trying to pull a prank by making up a fake story of having a twin sister.
  • EPISODE 57 – “iMove Out” – After Freddie’s overprotective mom embarrasses him in front of his classmates, Freddie has had enough and moves out of his home.

Included on “iCarly – iSpace Out” are:

  • EPISODE 63 – “iSpace Out” – A millionaire wants the “iCarly” gang to shoot in space, so Carly, Sam and Freddie take space training. Meanwhile, Spencer keeps seeing a little girl taunting him in the apartment.
  • EPISODE 61 – “iWas a Pageant Girl” – Sam has competed in beauty pageants when she was younger but always lost but she competes in a beauty pageant once again.
  • EPISODE 62 – “iEnrage Gibby” – When Freddie tries to help Gibby’s girlfriend Tasha, she accidentally falls on top of Freddie and Gibby happens to walk in. Now, Gibby challenges Freddie to a fight.
  • EPISODE 64 – “iFix a Pop Star” – Carly, Sam and Freddie help out the pop star Ginger Fox. Meanwhile, Spencer has problems dating Gibby’s mother.
  • EPISODE 66 – “iWon’t Cancel the Show” – With Sam in juvie, Carly is worried on how she will do the show without her. Especially when her father plans to watch the show that day.
  • EPISODE 67 – “iBelieve in Bigfoot” – Carly believes in Bigfoot, while Spencer doesn’t and believes in “Beavecoon”.

VIDEO:

“iCarly: The I <3 iCarly Collection” is presented in standard definition and in full screen. Picture quality is good considering there is one TV movie and four episodes included on the DVD. There is compression artifacting and edge enhancement but for the audience being targeted, I doubt many will be that picky over picture quality.

AUDIO & SUBTITLES:

“iCarly: The I <3 iCarly Collection” is presented in English stereo and dialogue and music is clear as it comes from the front channels. Dialogue is understandable and experienced no major problems during viewing. There are no subtitles but closed captions are included.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

“iCarly: iFight Shelby Marx” comes with the following special features:

  • Behind-the-Scenes Extras:

Meet Lewbert – (1:44) A featurette with Jeremy Rowley who plays the character of Lewbert the Doorman.  Jeremy talks about his character and the makeup.

Message Board – (2:38) Nathan Kress, Jerry Trainor and Jennette McCurdy answer a few fan questions from the icarly.com message board.

  • Pilot Episode of “Big Time Rush” – (47:57) The full pilot episode to Nickelodeon’s “Big Time Rush”.  A series about four guys who become a popular boy band who move to Hollywood.

“iCarly – iSaved Your Life” comes with the following special features:

  • Welcome to My Boat – (1:59) Actor Jerry Trainor gives a tour of the boat used in the episode “iQuit iCarly”.
  • Window Stunt – (1:36) A look at the stunt women who double for Carly and Sam for the scaffolding stunts in the episode “iQuit iCarly”.
  • Birthday – (1:48) The cast of iCarly talk about the coolest and worst birthday gift they received.
  • Meet Chuck – (1:29) Young actor Ryan Ochoa talks about playing the evil kid Chuck.

“iCarly – iSpace Out” comes with the following special features:

  • iSpace Out iTrivia – (23:37) While watching “iSpace Out”, viewers can learn a lot of fun facts about the series with trivia boxes with information that pops up during the entire episode.
  • Bonus Episode: Victorious – Featuring the pilot episode of “Victorious”.

My young son was a big “Drake & Josh” fan and has since graduated from that series and now enjoys “iCarly”. In fact, he and his cousin are addicted to the show and absolutely love it. And they are not the only kids as this show continues to be a ratings hit as the show has attracted nearly five million viewers per episode.

For “iCarly: iFight Shelby Marx”, I feel that this is a solid release for those who are fans of the show (or parents curious about purchasing the series for their kids) when it comes to content.  Two movies, two episodes and a bonus pilot episode for “Big Time Rush” is included.

As for the parents who are wondering if the episodes are safe for the children, depending on their age, there is no major violence but there may be some content that parents may not want their younger children to see.  The episodes are not rated but I’ll point out a few things that may be of concern to some parents who are considering of buying this DVD for younger children.

There are two episodes that deal with martial fighters, in “iFight Shelby Marx”, Carly gets a light in the face and in “iLook Alike”, a fighter throws Spencer through a table.  In two episodes, Carly goes against her brother (legal guardian) when he tells her to stop seeing the bad boy in “iDate a Bad Boy” and finding lookalikes to substitute for them on the “iLook Alike” episode.  In the pilot episode of “Big Time Rush”, you have four guys singing a song about “turd”.

Personally, the series and episodes featured on this DVD are nothing for parents to worry about but if the descriptions of scenes I mentioned above causes concern, especially if you were considering of buying this for a 5-9 year old child, then perhaps parental guidance is suggested.

For “iCarly: iSaved Your Life”, I feel that this is a solid release for those who are fans of the show (or parents curious about purchasing the series for their kids) when it comes to content.  On one DVD, you get a TV movie and four episodes.

As for the parents who are wondering if the episodes are safe for the children, depending on their age, there is no major violence but there may be some content that parents may not want their younger children to see. The episodes are not rated but I’ll point out a few things that may be of concern to some parents who are considering of buying this DVD for younger children.

In the episode “iQuit iCarly”, there is a scene where both Carly and Sam walk out on a scaffold, out their building window and then trouble comes and Carly is left hanging from the scaffold.  Granted, parents should reinforce the fact that children should keep out of windows high above the ground to begin with but that is probably the only thing I can think of that may be problematic for some parents.

And the episodes featured in “iCarly – iSaved Your Life” feature Freddie kissing Carly, having kissed Samantha, etc.  So, these are young teenage situations but again, it is up to parents if they mind that or not.

Personally, the series and episodes featured on this DVD are nothing for parents to worry about but if the descriptions of scenes I mentioned above causes concern, especially if you were considering of buying this for a 5-9 year old child, then perhaps parental guidance is suggested.

For “iCarly: iSpace Out”, I feel that this is a solid release for those who are fans of the show. On one DVD, you get a total of six episodes plus a bonus episode of “Victorious”. Where the last “iCarly” DVD release (iSaved Your Life) focused on relationships, there is no general theme for “iSpace Out” and most of the episodes presented on the DVD are from the fourth season of the series which aired in 2010.

As for “Victorious”, the bonus episode revolves around singer Tori Vega (played by Victoria Justice). One day as she goes to a showcase to support her sister Trina who has a chance to be selected to attend the prestigious Hollywood Arts High School. But on the big night, Trina’s tongue begins to swell up and Tori ends up taking her sister’s place and ends up getting a chance of the lifetime opportunity to attend the school. But when she meets a mean girl at the new school who causes problems for her, Tori struggles whether or not to quit the school.

As for the parents who are wondering if the episodes are safe for the children, depending on their age, there is no major violence in the show with the exception of “iFix a Pop Star” in which a high-tempered (and violent) pop star throws a fork and it lands on Freddie’s chest. Granted, this may be too violent for some young children, so parental guidance is suggested for this one episode.

Overall, “iCarly: The I <3 iCarly Collection” features three highly entertaining DVD’s with 15 episodes, movies plus bonus episodes of “Big Time Rush” and “Victorious” and much more!  And the fact that these three DVD’s are being released as a set for a pretty low price is wonderful.  If you own each of these DVD’s previously released back in 2010, then this is not for you!  But for those who are new to the series or have never owned an iCarly DVD, then this is a great set to start from!

So, if you are a fan of “iCarly” or a parent who have children or tweens that adore the show and you want to keep them busy over the summer (or the holidays), definitely give “iCarly: The I <3 iCarly Collection” a try!

Definitely recommended!


Classic Hollywood: Blu-ray & DVD Deals – Our Top Picks this Black Friday Week!

November 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

There are plenty of awesome sales this week and as classic Hollywood fans, there have been incredible price drops. Here are our top picks thus far:

Abbott and Costello: The Complete Universal Pictures Collection

BEFORE: $119.99 | NOW: $47.99 (AMAZON)

Bogie and Bacall – The Signature Collection (The Big Sleep / Dark Passage / Key Largo / To Have and Have Not)

BEFORE: $39.98 | NOW: $17.99 (AMAZON)

The Marlon Brando Collection (Julius Caesar / Mutiny on the Bounty 1962 / Reflections in a Golden Eye / The Teahouse of the August Moon / The Formula )

BEFORE: $59.98 | AFTER: $15.99 (AMAZON)

Gary Cooper – The Signature Collection (Sergeant York / The Fountainhead / Dallas / Springfield Rifle / The Wreck of the Mary Deare)

BEFORE:$49.98 | NOW: $16.99 (AMAZON)

The Bette Davis Collection, Vol. 3 (The Old Maid / All This, And Heaven Too / The Great Lie / In This Our Life / Watch on the Rhine / Deception)

BEFORE: $59.98 | NOW $16.99 (AMAZON)

TCM Spotlight: Doris Day Collection (It’s a Great Feeling / Tea for Two / April in Paris / The Tunnel of Love / Starlift)

BEFORE: $49.98 | NOW: $16.99 (AMAZON)

The Complete James Dean Collection (East of Eden / Giant / Rebel Without a Cause Special Edition)

BEFORE: $69.98 | NOW: $16.99 (AMAZON)

Errol Flynn Westerns Collection (Montana / Rocky Mountain / San Antonio / Virginia City)

BEFORE: $49.98 | NOW: $16.99 (AMAZON)

TCM Archives – Forbidden Hollywood Collection, Vol. 2 (The Divorcee / A Free Soul / Night Nurse / Three on a Match / Female)

BEFORE: $49.98 | NOW: $16.99 (AMAZON)

Forbidden Hollywood Collection, Volume Three (Other Men’s Women / The Purchase Price / Frisco Jenny / Midnight Mary / Heroes for Sale / Wild Boys of the Road)

BEFORE: $49.98 | NOW: $16.99 (AMAZON)

The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection

BEFORE: $89.99 | NOW: $15.74 (BN.COM) (USE CODE ON CHECKOUT for 30% off:  P4A4N7P)

The Marx Brothers Collection (A Night at The Opera/A Day at The Races/A Night in Casablanca/Room Service/At the Circus/Go West/The Big Store)

BEFORE: $59.98 | AFTER: $16.99 (AMAZON)

The Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection (The Cocoanuts / Animal Crackers / Monkey Business / Horse Feathers / Duck Soup)

BEFORE: $59.98 | AFTER: $22.49 (AMAZON)

The Kim Novak Collection (Picnic / Jeanne Eagels / Bell, Book and Candle / Middle of the Night / Pal Joey)

BEFORE: $39.99 | NOW: $20.99 (AMAZON)

Martin Scorsese Collection (After Hours/Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore/Goodfellas/Mean Streets/Who’s That Knocking At My Door?)

BEFORE: $15.98 | AFTER: $16.99 (AMAZON)

Frank Sinatra – The Golden Years Collection (Some Came Running / The Man with the Golden Arm / The Tender Trap / None but the Brave / Marriage on the Rocks)

BEFORE: $39.98 | AFTER: $16.99

The Barbara Stanwyck Show, Volume 1

BEFORE: $39.98 | NOW: $15.99 (AMAZON)

The Barbara Stanwyck Show, Volume 2

BEFORE: $29.98 | NOW: $12.98 (AMAZON)

James Stewart – The Signature Collection (The Cheyenne Social Club / Firecreek / The FBI Story / The Naked Spur / The Spirit of St. Louis / The Stratton Story)

BEFORE: $49.98 | NOW: $17.99 (AMAZON)

Tracy & Hepburn: The Signature Collection (Pat and Mike / Adam’s Rib / Woman of the Year / The Spencer Tracy Legacy)

BEFORE: $39.98 | NOW: $17.99 (AMAZON)

Warner Gangsters Collection, Vol. 1 (The Public Enemy / White Heat / Angels with Dirty Faces / Little Caesar / The Petrified Forest / The Roaring Twenties)

BEFORE: $68.98 | NOW: $17.99 (AMAZON)

Warner Gangsters Collection, Vol. 2 (Bullets or Ballots / City for Conquest / Each Dawn I Die / G Men / San Quentin / A Slight Case of Murder)

BEFORE: $59.98 | NOW: $17.99 (AMAZON)

Warner Gangsters Collection, Vol. 3 (Smart Money / Picture Snatcher / The Mayor of Hell / Lady Killer / Black Legion / Brother Orchid)

BEFORE: $69.98 | NOW: $16.99 (AMAZON)

Warner Gangsters Collection, Vol. 4 (The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse / Invisible Stripes / Kid Galahad / Larceny, Inc. / The Little Giant / Public Enemies: The Golden Age of the Gangster Film)

BEFORE: $69.98 | NOW: $16.99 (AMAZON)

John Wayne-John Ford Film Collection 2009 (The Searchers Two-Disc Special Edition / Fort Apache / She Wore a Yellow Ribbon / They Were Expendable / 3 Godfathers / The Wings of Eagles / Directed by John Ford)

BEFORE: $15.98 | AFTER: $17.99 (Amazon)

TCM Spotlight: Esther Williams, Vol. 2 (Thrill of a Romance / Fiesta / This Time for Keeps / Pagan Love Song / Million Dollar Mermaid / Easy to Love)

BEFORE: $59.98 | AFTER: $16.99 (AMAZON)

Tennessee Williams Film Collection (A Streetcar Named Desire 1951 Two-Disc Special Edition / Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1958 Deluxe Edition / Sweet Bird of Youth / The Night of the Iguana / Baby Doll / The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone)

BEFORE: $68.98 | AFTER: $20.99 (AMAZON)

Natalie Wood Collection (Splendor in the Grass / Sex and the Single Girl / Inside Daisy Clover / Gypsy / Bombers B-52 / Cash McCall)

BEFORE: $59.98 | AFTER: $17.99 (AMAZON)

Bo Burnham – Words Words Words (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

October 15, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Controversial, smart and clever comedy by young comedian prodigy Bo Burnham.  If you are a big fan of his comedy work on YouTube, “Words Words Words” is a comedy DVD that is definitely for you!

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DVD TITLE: Bo Burnham – Words Words Words

YEAR OF MOVIE: 2010

DURATION: 63 Minutes

DVD INFORMATION: Widescreen, Closed Captions

COMPANY: Comedy Central/Paramount

RATED: Explicit Content Warning: This program is recommended for mature audiences only.  It contains adult language and situations.

RELEASE DATE: October 5, 2010

Directed by Shannon Hartman

Written and Performed by Bo Burnham

Executive Producers: Bo Burnham, Dave Becky

Producer: Michelle Caputo

Starring:

Bo Burnham

The internet (and soon to be movie, TV, radio, etc.) phenomenon, Bo Burnham, brings you his first one-hour stand-up special Bo Burnham: Words, Words, Words from the House of Blues in Boston. Before he reached his 18th birthday, Burnham entered the mainstream consciousness with internet videos of him playing uproarious songs with ingenious wordplay and bad puns. This stand-up special will surely not disappoint!

For a 19-year-old, Bo Burnham has accomplished quite a bit as a teenage comedian.  As a musician who can play guitar and a piano, he also was involved in theatre and attended NYU’s Tisch School of Arts.

But since his debut on YouTube back in 2006 (and eventually doing even better on break.com), videos that were meant for his brother in college became big hits as he would play his guitar and play an electric piano and wrote mature-themed songs which were controversial as he would sing about white supremacy, disabilities, ethnicities, homosexuality and playing off racism and say things that comedians would not touch.  Call him an equal opportunist, no one is spared from his comedy and expect to see him say things controversial when it comes to race, gender, sexuality and religion.

And next thing you know, he was signed in 2007 by the Gersch Agency’s Douglas Edley, the same agent who represents Drew Carey and Dave Chappelle.

At 19-years-old , Bo Burnham is like a mix of Eminem and the sensitivity of Andrew Dice Clay, people are going to love the dark comedy and people are going to hate it.  His comedy, aside from its controversy, the words show his education as what comes out of his mouth is smart and intelligent. He knows that his jokes are going to get people riled up but that is what people love about his comedy and now he has had a concert DVD, comedy albums and is now set to release his new comedy DVD “Words, Words Words” from Comedy Central.

Bo’s comedy presentation features random storytelling and Bo performing on the guitar or playing the piano and singing.    A style that has earned him several comedy awards and many events booking him all over the country.  But despite the popularity, Bo Burnham has his fans but he has also received protests by students at colleges where he is performing.  Although he has said his satire has well-intention, whether Bo Burnham believes the things that come out of his mouth is debatable but the fact is that there are people who love his blunt comedy and those who are sickened by it.

“Words, Words, Words” is Bo’s first special live from Boston and features lie, uncut and uncensored footage.  The comedy track listing for Bo Burnham’s new DVD are:

  1. “What’s Funny”
  2. Girlfriend
  3. Racial Humor
  4. “Men & Women”
  5. One Man Shows
  6. “Ironic”
  7. Binary Reality
  8. “Words, Words, Words”
  9. A Prayer
  10. How Do We Fix Africa?
  11. Haikus
  12. Sonnet
  13. Shakespeare
  14. “Rant”
  15. Theoretical D**K Jokes
  16. Statistics
  17. “Art is Dead”
  18. Traditional Stand-Up
  19. “Oh Bo”
  20. “I’m Bo Yo” Encore
  21. “Love is” Encore

VIDEO:

“Bo Burnham – Words Words Words” is presented in widescreen.  Stage is small enough to hold his piano, guitar, chair and a few other things.  He’s not a comedian that moves around a lot but for the most part, camera angles were fine.  You get a closeup of Bo, camera from behind aimed at the audience and another camera set behind the first few rows.  But the majority of the footage are closeups or when he plays an instrument.

Picture quality for the DVD is good and lighting for the show was well-done.  It would have been nice to see audience fan reaction but for the most part, the video of his Boston show was well-done.

AUDIO:

“Bo Burnham – Words Words Words” is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound.  There is a good amount of surround usage for the crowd ambiance but for the most part, dialogue and music is clear through the front and center channels.

There are no English subtitles but closed captions are included.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

“Bo Burnham – Words Words Words” comes with two music videos:

  • “Words, Words Words” Music Video
  • “Oh Bo” Music Video

Bo Burnham is definitely a comedian of the Internet age.  It’s a style of comedy that is so random, absurd, controversial and it’s like his comedy goes into tangents of whatever he feels like talking about and then starts playing a piano or the guitar and just sings or raps.  It’s a style that you don’t see with many comedians and it works for Bo Burnham.

For one, Bo Burnham has charisma and youth which literally attracts women in the audience and you can literally hear them scream of how they want to sleep with him and for the guys, he comes off like a buddy who talks shit about everyone and you either laugh or are amused.  Bo Burnham’s comedy is highlighted by a young guy who likes to talk shit about whatever he wants and then show us how talented he is with his instruments as he sings or raps to the audience.

“Words Words Words” is like half comedy show, half music show and everything is random.  He says what’s on his mind, he’ll move back to his piano and play a song and come back and talk about whatever.  You really don’t know what to expect when he’s on stage.

Needless to say, his comedy is quite unsettling and although different is presentation, his shock comedy is reminiscent of the ’90s comedian Andrew Dice Clay, controversial and he could care less of how people feel.  Burnham is without the cigarettes or the wanting to nail women bit, he’s a guy in a t-shirt, jeans, a not so Justin Bieber-ish hairstyle and looks like your average young guy.  But the more you listen to his comedy, not only do you realize that he’s smart and educated (as there are very few comedians who would touch upon Shakespear or sonnets in their comedy) but he doesn’t want to be a traditional comedian.  As he has done online, this is a new generation of comedians who want to do things their own way.

And his way will either make you love his comedy or make you sick of him.

Bo Burnham will go into tangents such as saying he would like to do a 69 with a Black woman not as a joke but so he can create yin and yang.  How he calls his Black friend Jamal even though his name is Randy or one time doing an impression of Smeagol of “Lord of the Rings” and having sex with a Black girl and saying “Oh, Precious”.

When he discusses statistics, Burnham says that “1 out of the 44 U.S. Presidents can dunk”, “The average child of Sarah Palin is 46.2 chromosomes”, “.27 percent of all Jenga games are played on 9/11”.

When discussing haiku, Burnham said, “Do unto others as you would want done to you… said the rapist.”, “If you’re friend calls, don’t answer the phone if he’s Asian” or other bits that come at random in which Burnham says, ““How old is too old to stop believing in the tooth fairy, cause my cousin is fourteen years old and he still believes in gay marriage.”

When asked that he covers so much taboo subjects, is there one subject that he would never take on and he answers, “white people… haven’t they gone through so much already”.

Bo Burnham’s comedy is subjective…you are either going to love it or hate it.  Enjoy it or feel very ticked off by it.  So, needless to say, “Words Words Words” is not a DVD that people who are sensitive are not going to watch and see.  Otherwise, if you are not offended by his controversial jokes, then you are fine.

Again, his comedy style is quite random…half prose/half music, the fact is that Bo Burnham is talented but whether or not his jokes are appropriate for you, is up to you.  The people who have brought him to popularity are those on YouTube or break.com that love his style of comedy and he doesn’t water it down.  He brings that style of entertainment that you see on his videos online to the stage and in many ways, the presentation is quite fresh because he doesn’t follow traditional comedians and their style of delivery. It’s nothing new but at the same time, how its presented is quite clever.

I also believe that because he is very young, a lot of his comedy and the things he says goes over well with this young crowd, because anyone older and saying this material will probably not receive the same results.  And as mentioned, because of his looks and his presentation, he is one of the few comedians where you will hear women screaming that they want to have sex with him during his performance.

Overall, Bo Burnham’s “Words Words Words” is an interesting, random, entertaining and absurd Comedy Central DVD.  It’s definitely different than any comedy-based DVD I have watched and reviewed and as mentioned, although the music/comedy is not new, it’s all about presentation and Burnham’s presentation is quite original.

Otherwise, if you are sensitive to racial jokes or controversial topics, this DVD is clearly not for you.  But if you are part of that crowd who has followed Burnham’s jokes online, on Youtube or other video-based site and loved his performances or his style of comedy, then “Words Words Words” is definitely for you!


Brothers and Sisters – The Complete Fourth Season (A J!-ENT DVD Review)

August 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

There was something special about this fourth season of “Brothers and Sisters” that I really loved and needless to say, this season was the most dramatic, heartfelt, tear-inducing season yet.  Well-written, well-acted and just a fantastic season!  One of the better drama series currently on television and a series on DVD which I definitely recommend!

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TITLE: Brothers and Sisters – The Complete Fourth Season

TV SHOW AIRDATE: 2009-2010

DURATION: 1032 Minutes

DVD INFORMATION: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, Widescreen (1:78:1) – Enhanced for 16×9 Televisions, Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles

RATED: TV 14 DLS

COMPANY: abc studios

RELEASE DATE: August 24, 2010

Created by Jon Robin Baitz

Directed by Ken Olin, Michael Owen Morris, Michael Schultz, Laura Innes and David Paymer

Written by Jon robin Baitz, David Marshall Grant, Molly Newman, Sherri Cooper, Cliff Olin, Monica Breen, Peter Calloway, Alison Schapker, Michael Foley, Liz Tigelaar, Jennifer Levin, Jason Wilborn, Daniel Silk, Josh Reims, Brian Studler, Nancy Won

Executive produced by KenOlin, Monica Breen, Alison Schapker

Produced by Suzanne Geiger, Nicole Carrasco, Sparky Hawes, Jennifer Lence, Michael Foley, Nancy Won, David Marshall Grant, Jennifer Levin, Sherri Cooper, Josh Reims, Molly Newman, Michael Morris, Stephen Judge, Sarah Caplin

Music by Blake Neely

Cinematography by Cynthia Pusheck, Michael Mayers

Edited by Barbara Gerard, Imelda Betiong, Kristin Windell

Casting by Gillian O’Neill, Jeanie Bacharach

Series Production Design by Lee Mayman

Series Set Decoration by Bryan Venegas

Series Costume Design by Melina Root

Cast:

Dave Annable as Justin Walker

Calista Flockhart as Kitty Walker

Rachel Griffiths as Sarah Whedon

Ron Rifkin as Saul Holden

Patricia Wettig as Holly Harper

Sally Field as Nora Walker

Matthew Rhys as Kevin Walker

Kerris Dorsey as Paige Whedon

Balthazar Getty as Tommy Walker

Sarah Jane Morris as Julia Walker

Maxwell Perry Colton as Cooper Whedon

Rob Lowe as Robert McCalister

Emily VanCamp as Rebecca Harper

Luke Macfarlane as Scotty Wandell

Ken Olin as David Caplan

Luke Grimes as Ryan Lafferty

Gilles Marini as Luc Laurent

Peter Gerety as Dennis York

No matter how much life changes, family stays the same. The Walkers are a contemporary picture of the American family. At the heart is matriarch Nora (Sally Field), who finds personal satisfaction in knowing her family is happy, however sometimes allows her intentions to be a littler overbearing. Her five adult children, friends as much as they are relatives, come together to support each other through the joy and heartache as they try to manage their professional, romantic and family lives. Together they face real life issues – from bankruptcy and addiction, marriage and divorce, to deceit and redemption – in this warm and witty drama.

“Brothers and Sisters” is a show created back in 2006 by Jon Robin Baitz (a writer who worked on “Alias” and “West Wing”). The series revolves around the Walker family, an upperclass family that owns a major company known as Ojai Foods.

In the history of “Brothers and Sisters”, the family is rocked by the death of the father and business owner, William Walker. But even more shocking to the family is that their father had a mistress and an illegitimate daughter but that William had embezzled money from the company. So, the family focuses on the lives of the Walker family and how the brothers and sisters must move on with the family business and make sure it is not run into the ground and try to keep it afloat.

As the first two seasons had to do with the family and the family matriarch Nora (played by Sally Field) trying to keep everyone together, we see the family members going through various tribulations in their career and personal life.

In the third season, changes are afloat with Ojai Foods experiencing financial difficult. That leaves the Walker family having to partner up with Holly Harper, the mistress of William Walker. Throughout the third season, Kitty and Robert experience the highs of a family wanting to have children but also the lows as a family where their dedication to their careers interferes with their relationship.

For Sarah, knowing that she has a family to take care of, she knows that her brother Tommy is becoming the main family member dedicated to the company. As for Tommy, he starts to unearth things about his dead father and what he has done to the company, causing Tommy to make some decisions that can harm his position. Kevin will see chances for him to advance his career, but he will have to make a difficult decision of whether or not he should stay true to the person he loves and to himself or to do what he can to become a partner at his law firm. As for Justin, he tries his best to clean up, especially now that he has found love with Rebecca but has issues with recruiting people for the military.

Meanwhile, last season’s bombshell that William may have had another illegitimate child, will become a significant issue for season three. If anything, relationships and family will be tested more than ever and whether or not the family matriarch, Nora can keep the family together is going to be important.

By season’s end, Kitty and Robert’s married is tested nearly to a point where Kitty nearly gets into an affair with another man, Tommy having left to Mexico, Kevin trying to keep things going right with his husband and Justin and Rebecca furthering their relationship and growing closer.  Meanwhile, we are introduced Ryan Lafferty, the siblings half brother that came from an affair that William Walker had with another woman.

But for Ryan’s return and trying to get close to the family, he has a burning hatred towards them because his mother ended up committing suicide because of William Walker.

This storyline is further fueled in season four as the Walker family and Holly are facing major challenges in their personal life, family member’s health and most of all tragedy.

The main characters of “Brothers and Sisters” are:

The Walker Family

  • Nora Walker (Sally Field, “Gidget”, “The Flying Nun”, “The Girl with Something Extra”, “ER”) – The Walker matriarch and the mother who likes to get involved with her children’s lives. In the first season, she tries to get over her husband’s death, learns that her husband had an illegitimate daughter and is now trying to move on. She now tries to keep the family together no matter what challenges they may face.
  • Sarah Walker (Rachael Griffiths, “Six Feet Under”) – The family business woman and mother who has tried to lead the family business as the company president. Has a strained relationship with her husband Joe which eventually led to a divorce.  She has since left Ojai and started her own company.
  • Kitty McCallister (Calista Flockhart, “Ally McBeal”) – A former radio host who marries politician, Senator Robert McCallister. Has adopted a child but with Robert busy with his campaign, their relationship is starting to sour.
  • Tommy Walker (Balthazar Getty, “Charmed”, “Alias”) – The other family businessman who has butted heads with his sister Sarah. Married to Julia Walker (Sarah Jane Morris), the two have major problems in their marriage.  He had caused problems for Ojai and is now living in Mexico.
  • Kevin Walker (Matthew Rhys, “Shooters”, “The Lost World”) – A successful lawyer and a gay man. Tends to bail out his family when they need legal help but most of all but also put in situations in opposition to some of his family members. Has a relationship with Scotty.  Kevin is now the campaign director for Robert.
  • Justin Walker (Dave Annable, “Reunion”) – The youngest of the family who joined the Army and went to Afghanistan. When he came back, Justin was no longer the same as he had Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and also battled with drug addiction and now trying to clean himself up.  He is now engaged to Rebecca.

Other Key Characters:

  • Saul Holden (Ron Rifkin, “Alias”) – Older brother of Nora Walker and works at Ojai Foods and once had a relationship with Nora’s husband’s mistress Holly Harper but in season 1, it was revealed that Saul was involved in a gay relationship. In season 2, Saul comes out and admits he is a gay man.
  • Robert McCallister (Rob Lowe, “The West Wing”, “St. Elmo’s Fire”, “About Last Night”, “Oxford Blues”) – Married to Kitty Walker and is a Republican Senator in California. Once a candidate for the US Presidency.  He is currently having marital problems with Kitty.
  • Holly Harper (Patricia Wettig, “Prison Break”, “Alias”) – Holly is the mistress of William Walker (for 20 years) and owns a large share of Ojai Foods. In season 2, she has become the Ojai Foods CEO. Her relationship with her daughter Rebecca is stronger than ever. She and Tommy Walker are business partners and own Walker Landing Winery.
  • Rebecca Harper (Emily VanCamp, “Everwood”) – The illegitimate daughter of William Walker and Holly Harper. She works at Ojai Foods as an advertising executive and is engaged to Justin Walker.
  • Ryan Lafferty (Luke Grimes, “Assasination of a High School President”) – The illegitimate son of William Walker who has a grudge towards his father and blames him for the death of his mother and secretly will do what he can to destroy his company.
  • Scotty Wandell (Luke Macfarlane, “Iron Road”) – A head chef who is married to Kevin Walker.

Brothers and Sisters – The Complete Fourth Season features a total of 24 episodes on six DVD’s.  In the fourth season, Robert is busy with his gubernatorial campaign and because his relationship with Kitty is suffering, things change when Kitty is diagnosed with cancer.  Meanwhile, Kevin and Scotty are working on trying to adopt a baby but because Kevin is busy working for Robert and Scotty as a chef, are the two ready for a child?  Tommy is still in Mexico and hasn’t been heard of, Sarah is in France and meets a man that she has fallen for but doesn’t know if she’s ready to fall in love again and the same with Nora who meets a doctor who may have other intentions in why he’s trying to get close to her.  As for Justin and Rebeccah, they are dealing with their engagement, planning for their wedding but for Justin, his mind is set on trying to pass medical school and because he’s so busy with that, he ends up neglecting his girlfriend.

And the Ojai Foods woes continues as the economy has hurt the business which is literally bleeding and losing money every day.  Saul and Holly are trying to find ways to save the company but there may be someone there who is trying to sabotage it.  Also, Holly is hit by financial problems as she gets caught up in a Ponzi scheme in which she loses nearly everything.

Needless to say, each character is facing their biggest challenge yet in their personal life and careers but can the Walker family stay strong this time around?  Will the family business survive this economy?

Here is a spoiler-less summary of the 24 episodes from season four (featured on a total of six DVD’s):

DISC 1:

  • EPISODE 64 – The Road Ahead – It’s Justin and Rebecca’s engagement party but when Justin finds out he is doing terrible in med school, he feels pressured.  Meanwhile, Kitty is being diagnosed by the doctor.
  • EPISODE 65 – Breaking the News – Kitty finds out the results of her test and needs to tell her husband but the Senator is having a problem with his campaign rival.
  • EPISODE 66 – Almost Normal – Kitty and Robert discuss possible treatments for Kitty’s cancer and they receive news from a surprise visitor.
  • EPISODE 67 – From France with Love – Sarah returns from France and tries to distract Kitty from her chemo treatments.  Meanwhile, Justin continues to struggle in school.

DISC 2:

  • EPISODE 68 – Last Tango in Pasadena – Everyone is hooked on Luc (Sarah’s boyfriend from France) except Nora.  Robert does all he can to distract Kitty from her cancer.
  • EPISODE 69 – Zen & The Art of Mole Making – Sarah tries to find a way to tell her kids about her new boyfriend, meanwhile Kevin and Scotty move forward in their decision to find a surrogate.
  • EPISODE 70 – The Wig Party – Kitty finds out the ramifications of her cancer treatment and is devastated.  Meanwhile, Rebecca learns some big news.
  • EPISODE 71 – The Wine Festival – The family puts their hope into this new wine.  Meanwhile, Nora falls for a younger man.

DISC 3:

  • EPISODE 72 – Pregnant Pause – Rebecca decides to reveal a secret that may affect her relationship with Justin and Holly faces major financial problems.
  • EPISODE 73 – Nearlyweds – Justin and Rebecca celebrate their beachside wedding but Justin is not sure if he wants to get married.
  • EPISODE 74 – A Bone to Pick – After Kitty’s collapse at the wedding, Kitty faces a new challenge in her life in which she needs a bone marrow transplant and time is running short.
  • EPISODE 75 – The Science Fair – Will Sarah find love at her daughter’s science fair?  Meanwhile, Kevin learns more about himself by trying to help Sarah’s daughter with her science fair project.

DISC 4:

  • EPISODE 76 – Run Baby Run – Sarah has a new love interest.  Is she ready to move past her feelings and emotions for Luc?
  • EPISODE 77 – The Pasadena Primary – Robert and Nora try to help Scotty as guest chef for his restaurant.  Meanwhile, Kitty wants to run for Robert’s senate seat.
  • EPISODE 78 – A Valued Family – The family suffers loss during Valentine’s Day.  Meanwhile, Kitty hires a new campaign manager.
  • EPISODE 79 – Leap of Faith – Sarah has problems when Luc has Visa issues and now is worried that she may lose him.  Meanwhile Justin worries about Rebecca.

DISC 5:

  • EPISODE 80 – Freeluc.com – Nora tries to help Tommy and the company as they face their longtime nemesis Dennis York.  Meanwhile, the paparazzi start focusing on Sarah and Luc’s relationship.
  • EPISODE 81 – Time After Time (Part 1 of 2) – The Walker family reminisce of an accident that took place in 1986 and realize a shocking secret that will affect the Walker family.
  • EPISODE 82 – Time After Time (Part 2 of 2) – Norah and Holly go on a trip to discover how much Ojai Foods is truly worth.  Meanwhile, Justin and Rebecca make a big decision.
  • EPISODE 83 – If You Bake It, He Will Come – Kevin is still upset at Nora for withholding the family secret from him.  Meanwhile, members of the family confront Dennis York and Rebecca tries to give Ojai Foods more time.

DISC 6:

  • EPISODE 84 – Where There’s Smoke… – A Walker family member may be pregnant, meanwhile Nora finds out that her mother has dementia.
  • EPISODE 85 – Love All – Everyone is going through changes in their personal life.  Sarah and Luc must deal with Sarah’s son who is not adjusting well to Luc.  Meanwhile, Justin is dealing with a fellow soldier’s death.
  • EPISODE 86 – Lights Out – The Walker family are preparing to say goodbye to Ojai Foods.
  • EPISODE 87 – On the Road Again – The Walkers struggle with the financial ruin due the closure of Ojai Foods and a member of the family is killed.

VIDEO:

“Brothers and Sisters – The Complete Fourth Season” is featured in Widescreen (1:78:1), enhanced for 16×9 televisions. There are a lot of outdoor and indoor shots and “Brothers and Sisters” does have quite a bit of grain but nothing too distracting. But for the most part, picture quality is satisfactory.

AUDIO:

“Brothers and Sisters – The Complete Fourth Season” is featured in Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, the show is mostly dialogue-based but there are quite a bit of music featured in the episodes, but the audio is pretty much front and center channel driven and audio is clear. There are no really need for major sound effects for “Brothers and Sisters” but for the most part, dialogue and background music are heard quite clearly.

My receiver setup preference was set to “Stereo on all Channels” for a much more immersive soundtrack.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

“Brothers and Sisters – The Complete Fourth Season” comes with the following special features:

DISC 1:

  • Deleted Scenes – A total of  four deleted scenes: Ryan steps up, taking a second, kitty’s caught in the middle, a meeting of mothers.

DISC 2:

  • Deleted Scenes – A total of six deleted scenes: what to do, advice from Tommy, phone connections, happy birthday mr. governor, official entry and going for it.

DISC 3:

  • Deleted Scenes – Featuring a total of three deleted scenes: Justin’s promise, being there, make a deal

DISC 4:

  • Deleted Scenes – Featuring two deleted scenes: lost keys, next republic senator

DISC 5:

  • Deleted Scenes – A total of three deleted scenes: tell me what happened?, second thoughts and mug shots.

DISC 6:

  • The Red Carpet – (08:11) Featuring the red carpet premiere of the first episode of season 4 at the “Brothers & Sisters” premiere party.
  • Off the Clock – (11:09) Behind-the-Scenes of what happens “Off-the-Clock” of “Brothers and Sisters”.  Featuring the crew of “Brothers and Sisters” and fun things that the cast take part in.
  • Bloopers – (2:14) Featuring outtakes from the fourth season of “Brothers and Sisters”.
  • Deleted Scenes – A total of four deleted scenes which include what’s going on?, hell of a backhand, Ojai Foods and like old times.

EXTRAS:

“Brothers and Sisters – The Complete Fourth Season” comes with a slip over case.

Heartfelt, humorous, dramatic and enjoyable, this is probably my favorite season of the popular ABC drama series yet.

I have to admit that many of my favorite drama series on television have somehow gone astray with the writing this year.  And without mentioning any series, I will say that the “thinking outside of the box” has literally brought many quite a few of these once wonderful drama series to unusual lows with unrealistic, make-believe and idiotic storylines.

Unfortunately, this is not the case with “Brothers and Sisters”.  For this fourth season, writers for this season went for accessible storylines that people can relate to.

With the Walker family, everything that had to do with the characters are stories that people can relate to.  With Nora, we see a single mother trying to get on with her life and start dating again, also having to deal with a mother who is suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease via Dementia.  With Kitty, having to face the reality that she may not be there for her young child because she is suffering from Lymphoma and having to deal with stage 3 cancer.  With Kevin and Scotty, two gay men who want to adopt and are having problems.  With Sarah, also a single mother testing out the dating scene but also having to deal with a daughter.  Tommy who has to deal with divorce and custody issues.  And then we have Justin and Rebecca who are stressed out because of their wedding, having to think of parenthood and even for Justin trying to get into medical school and realizing that he may have a learning disability.

And of course, it doesn’t stop there.  You have Holly, having to deal with losing her money to a Ponzi scheme, the reality that all that she had worked for is now gone and now finding herself in the worst position in her life and facing a future of being broke, starting over and even more which I don’t want to spoil anyone one who hasn’t seen the episodes yet.

And this is what makes the fourth season of “Brothers and Sisters” so believable and we can laugh during the jokes but when can also shed a tear when things get tough.  We can sympathize with the characters and that is one thing that really distinguishes “Brothers and Sisters” from many other drama series as many of them have become so unbelievable that these one popular shows have lost its sparkle.  Fortunately, “Brothers and Sisters” fared well and not only did it get people tearing over Kitty’s battle with cancer but with a finale so shocking, no one expected the writers to really end it in this fashion.  Definitely one of the most impressive and tragic season finales that I have ever seen.

I admit that the writers really pulled things off for the fourth season but it’s going to be quite interesting to see how they can improve on the fifth.

Another reason why I enjoyed this season so much is how much time was given to characters such as Holly Harper, Rebecca Harper, David Caplan and Scotty Wandell.  It was good for the series to explore the relationships other than Kitty and Robert and give more screen time to these characters and see how the Walker’s have affected their relationships with these people.  Rebecca has grown to a character I enjoy watching and I also feel that the writers have treated Kevin and Scotty’s relationship was tastefully done.   And also to see Holly in a new light and to see how her relationship with Nora is evolving.

Also, the introduction to new characters was well-done.  At first, I thought they would treat the character of Luc Laurent as more of just utilizing his looks and overplay it but he has become a pretty cool character for the season and it’s always good see Sarah not so neurotic or angsty all the time.  Luc seems to have brought some stability with that character and I like that.  Also, for the younger viewers, to see Roxy Olin of MTV’s “The City” reality TV show on “Brothers and Sisters” was a bit surreal but the fact that both of her parents are on the series didn’t surprise me.

As for this DVD set, although there are not as many special features compared to last season’s DVD boxset, nor are there any commentary tracks, you do get a lot deleted scenes but also “The Red Carpet” featurette and also quite a few featurettes via the “Off the Clock” and bloopers included in this fourth season set.  So, if that was my only nitpick of this DVD set, it was the lack of audio commentary.

Overall, “Brothers and Sisters – The Complete Fourth Season” is definitely my favorite season of the drama series yet.  Well-written, well-acted and from beginning to end of this fourth season, viewers will be crying, laughing and then shocked by the season finale.  It’s that good!

Definitely recommended!

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