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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Power Rangers Samurai: Go, Go, Samurai! Sticker Storybook Review

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Power Rangers Samurai: Go, Go, Samurai! Sticker Storybook Review

About the Book: The perfect gift for Power Rangers Samurai fans!

This sticker book is a must have for Power Ranger fans of all ages.

This essential sticker book features photographs all of the Power Rangers, their many weaons, vehicles--and of course, the evil monsters that are trying to spread darkness across our world.

Our Take: Perfect for the Power Rangers fan in your life!  Tons of different scenes with over 75 stickers to stick and have a great time with!

How to Buy: Amazon.com

Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Smurfs DVD Review

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The Smurfs DVD Review


Synopsis: When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours -- in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down.

Review: We loved the Smurfs here at the Legion.  The 80s were a blessed era for animation and thats why moviegoing audiences are being treated to remake after remake of our favorite franchises.  Of all the people excited about this movie, my daughter was the most.  She has been watching the old cartoon seasons and was SO excited.   It turned out that the entire family enjoyed this one, from my daughter and son up to mom and dad!  Hank Azaria works his magic, as always, with a fantastic comical performance.  The CGI on the Smurfs is great and the movie was really fun.

The special features on this DVD include: Find the Smurfs Game, The Smurfs: Comic Book to the Big Screen and Going Gargamel.

Interest Range: Kids, Smurfs, Comedy

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Hostel: Part III DVD Review

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Hostel: Part III DVD Review



Synopsis: High stakes gambling takes on a sinister new meaning in this third chapter of the terrifying Hostel series. While attending a bachelor party in Las Vegas, four friends are enticed by two sexy escorts to join them at a private party way off the Strip. Once there, they are horrified to find themselves the subjects of a perverse game of torture, where members of the Elite Hunting Club are hosting the most sadistic show in town.

Review: The Hostel horror film series has made a reputation for being shocking and over the top and this third installment is no exception.  This should be the point where a franchise gets campy or dries up, but in a nice twist it reinvents itself!  The film premise is basically a bachelor party in Vegas gone wrong...the plot centers around a runing man-esque gore reality show where people bet on the killings and the details within.  This one has a great twist and is big fun for any gore-horror fan!

The special features include: Commentary with Director Scott Spiegel and Kip Pardue.

Interest Range: Horror

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Win a copy of the Nightmare Before Xmas 3D!

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We have joined with Disney to giveaway 3 copies of the Nightmare Before Xmas on 3D blu-ray!  To enter, simply email us at dvdlegion.com @ gmail.com.  Good luck!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Magical World Special Edition DVD Review

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Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Magical World Special Edition DVD Review



Synopsis: From the "tale as old as time" comes a new Special Edition inspired by the original classic, "Beauty And The Beast". Join Belle, Disney's spirited princess, Beast, Cogsworth, Lumiere, plus some charming new friends, as they discover how teamwork and friendship can turn a once-gloomy castle into a dazzling palace fit for a princess! Adorned with delightful bonus features, your favorite characters and enchanting songs, this fun-filled, instant classic proves that true beauty shines from within.

Review: We love Disney here at the Legion.  No, correction...we LOVE Disney..and amongst the finest of the Princess genre films was Beauty and the Beast.  Now, have you ever wondered what might have happened after the fairy tale?  How to Belle and Beast learn to actually live with each other?  This collection of a few animated shorts, originally intended to air with the cartoon series of the 1990s on Disney Channel, gives us fun and playful insight into what Belle's life is like after the film!  This is a fantastic feature and is sure to please fans of the film young and old!

The special features on this DVD include: New! Disney's Sing Me a Story with Belle "What's Inside Counts", "Belle's Delightful Dinner" Game, Disney's Song Selection, Enchanted Environment.

Interest Range: Disney, Animation

Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas Special Edition Blu-Ray/DVD Review

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Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas Special Edition Blu-Ray/DVD Review



Synopsis: Celebrate the most magical time of the year with this Special Edition of the irresistible holiday classic inspired by Disney's Academy Award(R)-winnng masterpiece, Beauty And The Beast (1991: Winner -- Best Song, Best Original Score; nominated for Best Picture). Share the wonder as Mrs. Potts (Angela Lansbury) recounts another "tale as old as time" about a Christmas past that almost wasn't -- thanks to the scheming of former court composer Forte (Tim Curry), now a gloomy, holiday-hating pipe organ, determined to keep Belle and Beast apart forever. Only a true Christmas musical could possibly thwart his dastardly plans. Reuniting the original voice cast, this spectacular gem sparkles with exciting bonus features, delightful songs, spellbinding visuals, and enduring themes of hope, friendship and love. Your family will experience the spirit of the season all year long with the timeless magic of Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas.

Review: We LOVE Disney here at the Legion and the Beauty and the Beast film was amongst their finest work.   The tradition of animated sequels and follow-ups is that they are usually terrible, especially if they go straight to home video.  This feature, The Enchanted Christmas, was no such sequel.  This film was fantastic!  They spent the time and money to put quality production, story and casting into this holiday themed follow-up.  I truly felt it should've been released for theaters.  This is the first time that this one is on blu-ray and it looks absolutely sharp and vibrant.  This set includes the original DVD too, so this is a great way to commemorate this film for your kids and the family.

The special features include: Blu-ray(TM)Feature Film + Bonus, DVD Feature Film + Bonus, Disney's Sing Me A Story With Belle: "Stick To It (Don't Give Up)" -- Belle Inspires Children To Keep Trying And Never Give Up, Disney Sing Along Mode, Disney's Song Selection -- Select Your Favorite Songs And Sing Along, Behind-The-Scenes Featurettes, Music Video: "As Long As There's Christmas" and Enchanted Environment -- Bring The Castle's Crackling Fireplace Into Your Home.

Interest Range: Animation

Sledge Hammer! The Complete Series DVD Review

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Sledge Hammer! The Complete Series DVD Review



Synopsis: If this is law enforcement, God help us all! Rebel cop, Sledge Hammer (David Rasche) is everyone’s favorite trigger-happy lawman and a one-man crusade against crime. His extreme, unorthodox methods which include, firing warning shots at jaywalkers, dragging suspects around parking lots by his rear bumper until they confess, blasting a building-demolishing bazooka shot at a sniper, and talking to his .44 Magnum have gotten him suspended from the force more times than he can remember… but he gets results! Harrison Page and Anne-Marie Martin co-star in this hilariously deranged lampoon of Dirty Harry. This special collection includes both seasons from Sledge Hammer!, one of the funniest, most notorious series in television history whose rabid cult of fans grows to this day.

Review: If you were around and watching good TV in the 1980s, then you probably remember Sledge Hammer.  The exploits of this over the top violent cop, Sledge, are reveared amongst TV fans as a cult classic!  This is the first time that you can own the complete series (two seasons) together in one set on DVD!

The show was basically a spoof of the overly violent cop dramas of the 1970s-80s with a slightly goofier tone, like Get Smart or Naked Gun.  The show honestly reminds me a bit of Castle with more violence, now that I watch it again after so many decades.  It was a treat to be able to relive and collect this classic show on DVD.

Interest Range: Vintage TV

Nick Di Paolo: Raw Nerve DVD Review

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Nick Di Paolo: Raw Nerve DVD Review



Synopsis: Scathingly satirical comedian Nick DiPaolo brings his razor wit, trademark sarcasm and strong political views to this socially relevant, typically reckless standup performance.

Review: We love stand-up comedy here at the Legion and we only feature comics that we enjoy, so that we don't waste your time.  Nick Di Paolo is a New York comic with an edge.  He has been featured on some of the roasts and can tear apart with the best of them.  His sets are notoriously risque and a bit brutal.  This new DVD has a solid set that starts out very edgy and eventually settles into his ususal flow, which isn't a bad thing.  This is a great watch and definately worth checking out.

Interest Range: Stand-Up Comedy

Kill Katie Malone DVD Review

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Kill Katie Malone DVD Review


Synopsis: College students and best friends Ginger Matheson, Jim Duncan, and Kyle Dixie Canning, pool their cash to buy a ghost in an online auction. The three think it's all a prank, but once they open up the antique box to examine their treasure, they unleash the vengeful spirit of a servant girl who has been wreaking havoc on her owners throughout the generations.

Review: In the tradition of great horror flicks, Kill Kate Malone keeps up the genre with a fun premise and some truly creepy moments.  The film examines three friends as they accidentally purchase a very real and very angry ghost online.  That was mistake number one...what ensues is rather suspenseful and blissfully disturbing.  Defiantely a good watch.

Interest Range: Horror

Win a copy of What's Your Number on DVD!

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20 and Counting…
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Enter To Win The Outrageous Romantic Comedy
Available on Blu-ray and DVD January 10th
 

Ring in the New Year with a fresh and funny tale about dating, relationships and life as Anna Faris (Scary Movie Franchise, The House Bunny) and Chris Evans (Fantastic Four, Captain America) come together in a hilarious quest for “the one” in WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER? Unrated Ex-tended Cut, debuting on Blu-ray and DVD  January 10 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.   

After reading a magazine article that insists if a woman has slept with at least 20 people that they have already missed Mr. Right, marketing executive Ally Darling (Anna Faris) begins to panic, thinking that she will be alone forever.  With the help of her hunky new neighbor (Chris Evans), Ally starts tracking down all her ex-boyfriends, hoping to find her real true love while she helps him escape his latest fling. Hilarious hijinks and adventure ensues as Ally goes on her wild search for the best “ex” of her life, only to find what she is looking has been right in front of her all along.  

Featuring hysterical supporting performances from Chris Pratt (Moneyball,
“Parks and Recreation”), Joel McHale (“The Soup,” “Community”) and Andy Samberg (“Saturday Night Live,” Hot Rod), WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER? is based on the book
“20 times a Lady” by Karen Bosnak and will be available as a Blu-ray combo pack and single disc DVD. 
 

To win a copy of the DVD, simply answer the following question: What is Ally’s last name?  Send your answer to us at dvdlegion.com @ gmail.com (remove the spaces) for your chance to win.  Good luck!
  • Darling
  • Divine
  • Dennison

Win a copy of In The Name Of The King 2 on DVD!

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RISE & FIGHT AGAIN!


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Win a copy of IN THE NAME OF THE KING 2: TWO WORLDS, out on Blu-ray and DVD December 27 

From horror-mastermind Uwe Boll (House of the Dead, Bloodrayne) comes the adrenaline-fueled next chapter in the epic action/adventure franchise as IN THE NAME OF THE KING 2: TWO WORLDS battles on to Blu-ray and DVD December 27. 

Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables, Masters of the Universe) stars as Granger, a lethal,
ex-Special Forces soldier who finds himself transported back to a mystical age of sorcery, dragons and savage hand-to-hand combat.  This modern-day warrior has been summoned to defeat the forces of darkness and fulfill an ancient prophecy.  But as he fights his way to the truth, Granger learns that no one can be trusted -- and one wrong move could cost him not only his life, but the future of his world. 

IN THE NAME OF THE KING 2: TWO WORLDS features supporting performances from Natassia Malthe (Bloodrayne, Lake Placid), Lochlyn Munro (The Benchwarmers, White Chicks) and Aleks Paunovic (This Means War, I Spy). 

For your chance to win a copy of IN THE NAME OF THE KING 2: TWO WORLDS on DVD, simply answer the following question: What movie, other than IN THE NAME OF THE KING 2: TWO WORLDS, did both Uwe Boll and Natassia Malthe work on together?  Email your answer to us at dvdlegion.com @ gmail.com for your chance to win!  Good luck!
  • Lake Placid
  • Bloodrayne
  • House of the Dead

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Batman: Arkham City Lockdown Updated with iCloud Support and Two New Skins


Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced that the Batman: Arkham City Lockdown App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch has received a free update giving gamers the option to play on multiple devices using iCloud to seamlessly switch playing between devices.  
 
In addition, players now have access to two new Batman skins:  70s Batman, which is included as a free download with this update, and Earth One Batman.  Both skins come with all new stats, provide new challenges and extend the game experience.  
 
Developed by NetherRealm Studios, creators of Mortal Kombat, Batman: Arkham City Lockdown features several of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals, including The Joker, Two-Face and Solomon Grundy, as well as iOS-exclusive character Deathstroke, and engages players in one-on-one combat as they seek justice in a variety of Arkham City environments.     
 
The Batman: Arkham City Lockdown App is available for $5.99 from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore

Switched at Birth: Volume One DVD Review

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Switched at Birth: Volume One DVD Review



Synopsis: Bay Kennish grew up in a wealthy family with her happily married parents and older brother. Daphne Vasquez lost her hearing as a child, and grew up with a single mother in a working class neighborhood. Life as they know it is turned upside down when Bay's school project about blood types reveals she is not genetically related to her parents, and a series of tests confirms she and Daphne were accidentally switched at birth. Together with their families, Bay and Daphne struggle with their own identities and prejudices against one another, all while facing everyday teenage girl drama dating, friendships, and family.

Featuring acclaimed actors Lea Thompson, Constance Marie, Marlee Matlin, and D.W. Moffett, and rising stars Katie Leclerc, Vanessa Marano, Lucas Grabeel, and Sean Berdy, Switched At Birth is a superbly acted and heartfelt series that the entire family will enjoy!

Review: We've seen a lot of ABC Family shows and they sometimes come off as cliche or drab, but not Switched at Birth.  This one really caught our eye.  It has a fantastic premise of two girls, literally switched at birth and born into two very different worlds.  The show follows two girls as they discover that they were accidentally switched at birth..of course one is rich and the other is very working class, so they don't get along and their outlooks are completely different.  This makes for some great drama and a show that the entire family can enjoy.

Interest Range: Drama, TV Shows, ABC Family

Family Guy Volume 9 DVD Review

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Family Guy Volume 9 DVD Review



Synopsis: There’s a killer amongst us as the citizens of Quahog gather at James Woods’ mansion for a night of intrigue and murder! Will Peter solve the mystery…or will he just make it worse, as usual? Join all your Family Guy favorites for this classic whodunit, plus 13 other hilarious episodes, including the show’s milestone 150th episode, the controversial “Extra Large Medium,” and more!

Review: Family Guy is one of those animated phenomenons that just keeps on trucking.  Unlike the Simpsons, Family Guy didn't take right away and was cancelled by Fox.  Later, due to fan demand, it was brought back and is now still going strong.  This DVD release features the final 11 episode of season 8 and the first three of season 9.  I'm not a fan of how they release this show, I prefer full season sets myself.  The episodes are great, the picture is perfect and the comedy is there.  The DVD has a bunch of extras and is still a great addition to any fan's collection.

Disc 1:
Business Guy
Big Man on Hippocampus
Dial Meg for Murder
Extra Large Medium
Go, Stewie, Go

More From Fox — An Episode of The Cleveland Show with Special Introduction from Mike Henry
Deleted Scenes

Disc 2:
Peter-Assment
Brian Griffin's House of Payne
April in Quahog
Brian and Stewie - 150th Episode!
Quagmire's Dad
The Splendid Source

Commentary on Select Episodes
Brian and Stewie: The Lost Phone Call
Side-by-Side Animatics on Select Episodes
Deleted Scenes

Disc 3:
And Then There Were Fewer (Extended Episode)
Excellence in Broadcasting
Welcome Back, Carter

Deleted Scenes
Who Done It? The Making of “And Then There Were Fewer”
The History of the World — According to Family Guy
Family Guy at Comic-Con 2010
Commentary on Select Episodes
Interest Range: Animation, Comedy

Stars & Stripes Forever Blu-Ray / DVD Review

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Stars & Stripes Forever Blu-Ray / DVD Review



Synopsis: "Stars and Stripes Forever" is the rousing and patriotic march heard every Fourth of July, and, the inspirational film about the American music legend who wrote it, John Philip Sousa. Beginning with Sousa's days as a sergeant major in the United States Marine Corps and leader of the Corps' famous marching band, "Stars and Stripes Forever" transports you back to the 1890s and Sousa's ascent to world renown as a composer and conductor of "The Sousa Band". Three-time Academy Award(R) Nominee Clifton Webb shines as Souza, "The March King," along with Robert Wagner, Debra Paget and Ruth Hussey.

Review: Stars and Stripes Forever is a nice little biopic about the most famous marching band leader of all time, John Phillip Sousa.   The film is loosely based on this life, taking some dramatic and comedic license at times.  The acting is solid and the overall demeanor of Sousa is captured in this rather entertaining movie.  This is the first time its been available on high-definition blu-ray disc!  The movie looks fantastic.  There is no visible grain and the colors really pop.  This one is a great addition to any collection.

The special features include: From Our National March To The Silver Screen, John Philip Sousa's Contribution To American Music, Pressbook, Advertising and Still Galleries and Original Theatrical Trailer.

Interest Range: Biopic

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Win a copy of Archer: Season 2 on DVD!

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Archer Season 2 Five Most Memorable Guest Stars

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You could win a DVD copy! Available on Blu-ray and DVD December 27 

If you'd like to win a copy of this great DVD email your entry to dvdlegion.com @ gmail.com.  Good luck and Happy Holidays!

The second season of Archer has had some awesome guest stars in some very memorable roles. For instance, did you know that Glee’s Darren Criss makes a guest appearance? Here, we will explore five of our favorite Archer guest stars from season two, and the roles they played.

Loaded with three exclusive top-secret animated shorts, ARCHER The Complete Second Season features all 13 episodes plus hilarious never-before-seen extras! 

ARCHER features the voice talents of H. Jon Benjamin (“Bob’s Burgers,” “Family Guy”), Jessica Walter (“Arrested Development”), Aisha Tyler (“24,” “Friends”), George Coe, Chris Parnell (“30 Rock,” “Suburgatory”), Judy Greer (27 Dresses, Marmaduke), and Amber Nash.

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In “The Placebo Effect”  Darren Criss plays Mikey, one of the Irish mob goons that Archer hunts down to find out who has been giving him fake cancer medication. Darren Criss is best known for his star-making role as Blaine Anderson on the hit show Glee. Prior to Glee, Criss gained notoriety from the YouTube videos of his “A Very Potter Musical,” which became a viral video. 

Your browser may not support display of this image.In the second episode of season two (“A Going Concern”), Jeffrey Tambor plays Len Trexler, the head of rival spy agency ODIN. Len Trexler is in love with Archer’s mother, Mallory, and has appeared in both the first and second seasons of the show. Jeffrey Tambor is known for his roles in Arrested Development, The Larry Sanders Show, Entourage, and The Hangover.  


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In the episode “Movie Star” Rachael Harris guest stars as Rona Thorne, a Hollywood starlet who shadows Lana for a week as research for a film role. Rachael Harris is probably best known for her role in The Hangover as Stu’s shrewish girlfriend, Melissa. Harris has also been a correspondent on The Daily Show, and a frequent commentator on VH1.  


Your browser may not support display of this image.Peter Serafinowicz plays George Splevin, a mysterious computer security expert, in the episode “Tragical History.”  Splevin introduces a virus that targets ISIS’ mainframe, and Archer must take him down. Peter Serafinowicz is most well known in the US for his roles in the film Couples Retreat and on the short-lived sitcom Running Wilde.  




In “Swiss Miss,”  the first episode of season two, Kari Wahlgren guest stars as Anka Schlotz. Anka is a German billionaire’s daughter, who also happens to be an underage nymphomaniac who is intent on bedding Archer. Kari Wahlgren is an accomplished voice actress, and you may recognize her from a recent Swiffer commercial where she played the “Mud Girl.”

Funko Avengers Movie Toys!

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Elvira's Movie Macabre - Santa Claus Conquers The Martians / Beast From Haunted Cave DVD Review

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Elvira's Movie Macabre - 
Santa Claus Conquers The Martians / Beast From Haunted Cave DVD Review



Synopsis: Elvira prepares for her second favorite holiday by screening a camp classic featuring Santa thwarting a Martian plot to steal Christmas plus an abominable film about gangsters battling a snow beast at a ski-lodge. Includes cult director Roger Corman's Beast from Haunted Cave and the B-movie holiday classic Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.

Review: Who doesn't love Elvira?  She's probably where my esteem for goth girls came from back in the day, lol.  She is the mistress of the b-movie and this cool new DVD collection features two such films that are Xmas-themed.  The better of the two films is a Corman classic, "Beast From Haunted Cave".  This collection is fantastic for any b-movie fan and would make an excellent Xmas gift.

Interest Range: B-Movies, Elvira, Holiday

Point Blank Blu-Ray Review

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Point Blank Blu-Ray Review

Synopsis: Samuel is a nurse working at a hospital when his pregnant wife is kidnapped before his very eyes. Knocked unconscious, he comes to and discovers that a dangerous criminal named Sartet is responsible, and if he's ever to see his wife again, he must do Sartet's bidding. Samuel quickly finds himself pitted against rival gangsters and trigger-happy police in a deadly race to save the lives of his wife and unborn child.

Review: Point Blank is a French film about a man that is caught in the deadly web of the underworld.  We've seen similarly themed films in the past, but none executed quite so well as this one.   The action is non-stop and the way we see Samuel develop and come into his own as he is faced with circumstance that rip him from the norms of life is a wild ride.  This one is a MUST see.

Interest Range: Action, Drama

Underbelly: The Trilogy DVD Review

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Underbelly: The Trilogy DVD Review



Synopsis: UNDERBELLY uses the framework of the war waging within the underworld, and the war between the underworld and the Purana Task Force, to explore a complex array of individual stories and relationships some touching, some incredible, all breathtaking. It is a series that examines the kaleidoscopic nature of loyalty, love, revenge and pride when the normal and identifiable emotions of human attachment are moved from the context of social decency to social indecency. Based on actual events, this explicit, gripping and violent trilogy exposes the shocking true story of the crime wave that rocked Australia from the 1970s until the early 2000s. Includes three, 13-episode series of Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities , The Golden Mile and War On The Streets .

Review: We don't get a lot of Australian import television here in the United States.  I don't know if thats due to lack of quality or just lack of distribution.   Underbelly is the Aussie answer to the crime drama.  The show went for a few seasons down under and even spawned some TV movies there.  I found the show to be great in tone and in drama.  The story isn't quite as thick as comparable American crime dramas like the Sopranos, but that honestly isn't a bad thing.  I felt like the Sopranos was a little self-indulgent at times.  Underbelly takes a slightly lighter and seedier feel to the underworld.  The characters are great and the series is a must-see for any TV buff.  This well-priced collection should definately be yours.

Interest Range: Drama,Crime

Catch .44 Blu-Ray Review

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Catch .44 Blu-Ray Review



Synopsis: From The Executive Producers of MACHETE and TRUE GRIT

Bruce Willis, Malin Akerman (Watchmen), Nikki Reed (The TWILIGHT Saga), Deborah Ann Woll (''True Blood'') and Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland) star in the tough, sexy story of three hit women sent to rural Louisiana to intercept a big money dope deal. But when they get to the near-empty roadside cafĂ©, bullets blast apart what was supposed to be a simple transaction. It could be a huge, bloody misunderstanding but it might also be a deadly double-cross. Shea Whigham (''Boardwalk Empire'') and Academy Award® nominee Brad Dourif (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) co-star in this intense crime thriller with a killer twist.

Review: This is a rather controvertial new action crime-drama that has the net buzzing.  It has a stellar cast (although Willis is more of a cameo), but it went direct to home video.  If you're into modern and unique filmmaking, there hasn't been anything this interesting in the genre since Tarrantino was busting down the walls with Pulp Fiction.  This edgy and stylized flick features three hit women and a deal gone wrong.  The drama ensues and secrets come out...this one is explosive, unique and a true breath of fresh air.

Interest Range: Drama

Straw Dogs Blu-Ray Review

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Straw Dogs Blu-Ray Review



Synopsis: A young couple (James Marsden and Kate Bosworth) moves to a quaint southern town. Soon their perfect getaway turns out to become a living hell when dark secrets and lethal passions spiral out of control. Trapped by a pack of depraved locals led by a ruthless predator (Alexander Skarsgard, TV’s True Blood), they face a night of agonizing suffering and endless bloodshed. Now their only hope for survival is to become more savage than their merciless torturers. Also starring two-time Academy Award® Nominee James Woods (Best Actor, Salvador, 1986 and Best Supporting Actor, Ghosts of Mississippi, 1996).

Review: Straw Dogs is a remake of the 1970s cult classic ultra-violence flick that originally starred Dustin Hoffman.    They did a very nice job of recreating the magic of the first film with this remake, albeit this one is a bit rougher around the edges in some ways, its also more modern era hollywood.  The film is a meciless drama that is not for the faint at heart.  This one promises edge of your seat thrills, suspense and a twisted ending that will leave you thinking and talking about human nature.

Interest Range: Drama

Win A Glee: The Concert Prize Pack!

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DVD Legion has partnered with Fox to giveaway TWO cool prize packs..a copy of the Glee: The Concert DVD and a Pin for each winner!  Email us at dvdlegion.com @ gmail.com for your chance to win.  Good luck and Happy holidays!

Experience All the GLEE of the Sold-Out Nationwide Concert From the Comfort of Your Living Room  On Blu-ray and DVD December 20th
 
Street Date:       December 20th, 2011
Launch Highlights:
 
·         Nominated for a Golden Globe® for Best Television Comedy, audiences everywhere can see TV’s hottest musical sensation as a full length feature film when GLEE: THE CONCERT MOVIE comes to Blu-ray and DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment on December 20th.  Enjoy the breath-taking concert experience like never before with new exciting never-before-seen and extended performances, clips of fans’ favorite characters, exclusive extras and more, all from the comfort of your living room.
 
·         Featuring everyone’s favorite Glee stars including Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Cory Monteith, Chris Colfer, Dianna Agron, Darren Criss, Mark Salling, Naya Rivera, Heather Morris and the rest of the Glee cast. GLEE: THE CONCERT MOVIE features fan favorite hits recorded live from the sold-out nationwide concert.

Blackthorn Blu-Ray Review

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Blackthorn Blu-Ray Review

Synopsis: It's been said that Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were killed in a standoff with the Bolivian military in 1908. In BLACKTHORN, Cassidy (Sam Shepard) survived and is quietly living out his years under the name James Blackthorn in a secluded Bolivian village. Tired of his long exile from the U.S. and hoping to see his family again before he dies, Cassidy sets out on the long journey home. But when an unexpected encounter with an ambitious young criminal (Eduardo Noriega) derails his plans, he is thrust into one last adventure, the likes of which he hasn't experienced since his glory days with the Sundance Kid.

Review: We love a good western here at the Legion.  Now, the key to that statement is good western.   There are a lot of films and TV shows in the genre from the camp of the 1950s to the grit of the early 1990s.  This film is one of the best we've seen in a long while.  It gives more lore to Butch Cassidy as an older man and the aftermath of his life.  This one has depth, emotion and definately a fantastic tone.

Interest Range: Western

The Rocketeer: 20th Anniversary Edition Blu-Ray Review

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The Rocketeer: 20th Anniversary Edition Blu-Ray Review



Synopsis: Celebrate the 20th anniversary of director Joe Johnson's ("Captain America: The First Avenger") action-filled, witty "The Rocketeer". And now with state-of-the-art digital restoration and enhanced high definition sound, experience it as it jets off for the first time on Blu-ray(TM). The discovery of a top-secret jetpack hurls test pilot Cliff Secord into a daring adventure of mystery, suspense, and intrigue! Cliff encounters an assortment of ruthless villains, led by a Hollywood screen star who's a secret Nazi spy (Timothy Dalton). With the help of his actress girlfriend, the young pilot battles enormous odds to defeat his foes who are anxious to use the device in an evil plan to rule the world! The dangerous mission transforms the ordinary young man into an extraordinary hero.

Review: The Rocketeer was one of my favorite films of the 1990s.  The movie, based on a comic book of the same name, was an absolute gem.  The film basically centers on WWII America...a young man finds a rocket pack..there are nazi spies..beautiful starlets..its got it all!  This family friendly film pre-dates high-quality action films like Iron Man with the same amount of wit and quality.  This is the first time the movie has come to high-definition blu-ray and it looks fantastic!  This one is a must-have.

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Interest Range: Action, Adventure

The Simpsons: The Fourteenth Season Blu-Ray Review

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The Simpsons: The Fourteenth Season Blu-Ray Review



Synopsis: Kang and Kodos invite you to add this Emmy Award winning season to your collection filled with your favorite guest stars (Mick Jagger, Lenny Kravitz, Tony Hawk, Blink 182, and more) and exclusive features that will satisfy your hunger. The Simpsons Season 14 is available on Blu-ray and DVD.

Review: The Simpsons is the longest running comedy show of all time.  I grew up with it, as so many did, and each time they put out a new release I HAVE to have it!   I know that hardcore fans have had some issues with them, but I really don't.  I just enjoy watching the show.  The 14th season is the first time that they abandoned the old painted cel format and went to digital coloring.  The look of the show truly changed this season and became far more clean and crisp.  The season is enjoyable and is a must-have for all Simpsons fans.

The special features on this blu-ray include: A Haunting Invite From Matt Groening, Audio Commentaries on every episode with Executive Producers Al Jean and Mike Scully, joined by Writers, Actors and Directors, It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll, The 300th Episode Featurette, In The Beginning, The Halloween Classics, Foolish Earthlings, Deleted Scenes with Commentary
Multi-Angle Animation Showcase , Original Sketches, Bonus Treehouse of Horror Episodes
Special Language Feature and much more!

Interest Range: Animation, Comedy

Tora! Tora! Tora! Blu-Ray Review

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Tora! Tora! Tora! Blu-Ray Review



Synopsis: Tora! Tora! Tora!...is the code that advised Japanese Imperial Navy commanders that the devastating December 7, 1941 attack on Hawaii commenced with utter surprise and without resistance. Torpedo bombers, dive bombers and fighter planes swept down upon Pearl Harbor and other military targets, killing over 2,400 and wounding over 1,200. More than a dozen ships were damaged or destroyed. Dozens of aircraft were lost. America, “the sleeping giant,” was abruptly awakened by WWII.

Tora! Tora! Tora! is Twentieth Century Fox’s meticulously researched and painstakingly authentic reenactment of “the date which will live in infamy” and the political and military intrigue that preceded it. This stunning and definitive war docudrama stars Jason Robards, Martin Balsam and E.G. Marshall.

Review: This is the blu-ray book and first high-definition release of the film classic Tora! Tora! Tora!  This film, for those that aren't familiar, this film is a representation of Japan's historical attack on Pearl Harbor during WWII.   The film looks great on blu-ray, although some of the scenes where aircraft are taking off include some grain, the movie overall looks fantastic.  This epic classic is a must-have in this ultimate collector's format.  We cannot recommend it enough. This one would make a great Xmas gift.

The special features include: Theatrical Feature Blu-ray, Commentary by Director Richard Fleischer & Japanese Film Historian Stuart Galbraith IV, Day of Infamy Documentary, History vs. Hollywood – TORA! TORA! TORA!: A Giant Awakes, AMC Backstory®: TORA! TORA! TORA!, Behind-the-Scenes Gallery, Production Gallery, FOX Movietone News, Original Theatrical Trailer and Collectible Hardcover Book.

Interest Range: Classics