DVD’s

DVD’s

Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever (Deluxe Edition)

Back in 2014, Time-Life/StarVista released the legendary TV special Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever on DVD, over thirty years after it first aired. While I reviewed the three disc set back then, with the deluxe six disc set soon to be available at various retail outlets, I’ve revisited Motown 25 and amended my thoughts where …

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What Happened, Miss Simone? (DVD + CD)

A classically trained musical genius and Black Power icon, Nina Simone has influenced scores of other musicians, from John Lennon to Adele. Born Eunice Waymon in Tryon, N.C., Simone began playing piano at age 3. Showing talent from the start, a local music teacher took an immediate interest in the young girl, determined to guide …

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The Knick: The Complete Second Season (DVD)

Though set in the beginning of the 20th century, The Knick stands out in its continual ability to delicately comment on issues relevant today, while staying true to the past. The themes of addiction, class, race, desire, competition are timeless, and dealt with in a realistic, detailed manner. In 1900 New York. Dr. John Thackery …

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iZombie: The Complete Second Season (DVD)

[yasr_multiset setid=0] Based on characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred for DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint and developed for television by Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars), and Diane Ruggiero-Wright iZombie stars Rose McIver as Seattle medical student Olivia Moore. Her life undergoes major changes when she is turned into a zombie. After discovering she can …

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The Frank Sinatra Collection: A Man and His Music / A Man and His Music Part II (DVD)

By the time Frank Sinatra closed in on his fiftieth birthday in 1965, he needed little introduction. He sold millions of records, made several hit movies and even won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as Private Angelo Maggio in 1953’s From Here to Eternity. Some (perhaps rightly so), assumed the arrival of …

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Lou Grant: The Complete First Season (DVD)

A spin-off from the very popular sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant creators Gene Reynolds, James L. Brooks and Allan Burns, made the unusual choice to transform the previously comedic Grant into a serious, thoughtful, deeply committed newsman working at a major metropolitan newspaper, The Los Angeles Tribune. This dramatic series has little …

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Pretty Little Liars: The Complete Sixth Season (DVD)

Picking up where the fifth season left off, Freeform’s Pretty Little Liars finds Aria (Lucy Hale), Spencer (Troian Bellisario), Emily (Shay Mitchell) and Mona (Janel Parrish) find themselves still inside A’s “dollhouse,” having been subjected to torture. A is angrier than ever before, making it a daily struggle to survive. Eventually, the girls come up …

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CHiPs: The Complete Fourth Season (DVD)

As a huge fan of CHiPs growing up, I was thrilled when Warner Brothers recently released the fourth season. As the eighties began, motorcycle cops Frank “Ponch” Poncherello (Erik Estrada) and Jon Baker (Larry Wilcox) were happily stuck in the previous decade. Not much changed; they rode the highways, and Sgt. Getraer (Robert Pine) kept …

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The Americans: The Complete Third Season (DVD)

Hands down, The Americans is one of the best written shows on television. The plots are layered, and the plots are tight, even if some of the details initials initially seem concealed. Season three marks a huge turning point for the series, as Paige Jennings (Holly Taylor) learns that her parents are KGB spies posing …

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