Posts tagged as dvds

Here's a 'Drunk History' Outtake Featuring Chris Romano from Season 1

The first and second seasons of Comedy Central's hit show Drunk History are now out on DVD, and among the extras are some drunk outtakes and extended scenes including the above clip from the Boston-themed season 1 episode featuring Chris Romano trying, and spectacularly failing, to get through a line. For more on Drunk History, check out our behind-the-scenes interview with creator and host Derek Waters.

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: 'The Mindy Project' on DVD

Look, we all know The Mindy Project has had some ups and downs (drastic casting changes, episodes airing out of order, etc.). But its merit exists not in the depth of its side characters, but in the journey the audience takes with Mindy as she stumbles her way through love, life, and a less-than-romantic job as an OB-GYN. The show flirts with stereotypes of rom-com love, only to shine light on how absurd it often can be (in the last episode, angry neighbors yell at Mindy for running down the street into her lover's arms in the middle of the night). Its strong writers (which includes Kaling, [...]

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: A Lot of Woody Allen Movies Are on Sale

Among Amazon's thousands of DVDs for sale, a lot of the discs have marked down prices for a certain amount of time for no reason in particular. Why not take advantage of this? A whole bunch of Woody Allen's best comedies, for instance, are for the month of February on sale for discounted prices and available at the click of a button, making the remainder of this month an excellent time to pick up some of his best and most recent work, including Manhattan (Blu-Ray or DVD), Hannah And Her Sisters (Blu-Ray or DVD), Annie Hall (Blu-Ray or [...]

Fun Thing To Buy of the Day: Lewis Black's 'In God We Rust'

If you have Netflix and haven't seen Lewis Black's newest special, In God We Rust, you've missed your chance. Don't worry, today it comes out on DVD and Blu-ray. Fans of Black's grimacing, arm waving, furious finger-wagging, and frequent outbursts into the mic will not be disappointed. In Rust, Black characteristically raves about the absurdity of Valentine's Day in February, the uselessness of Farmville, getting old, politics, and how a little newspaper in Wendover, Nevada wrote this about him: "He's known for his comedy style, which often includes mental breakdowns." Check out Lewis Black's latest hour-long mental breakdown, er – I mean comedy special.

Come Up With Some Fantasy 'Louie' Plotlines and Win a Season 2 Blu-ray Set

Oh, thank god, Louie is coming back in a couple of weeks for its third season. In anticipation of that, we've got two sets of season 2 Blu-rays on hand to give away. Want one of em? It's easy! Just come up with a potential plotline that you would love to see happen on season 3. We know folks such as Jerry Seinfeld and Marc Maron will be appearing, but don't let that limit your imagination. Here are a couple of examples to get you started:

-Louie takes LSD with Reggie Watts and goes for a hot air balloon ride -Louie gets trapped in a cave and hallucinates [...]

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: 'South Park: The Complete 16th Season'

The Colorado boys are back! With its iconic mix of relevant satirical content, total disregard for political correctness and of course, it’s irreverent toilet humor, South Park strikes again with its 16th season! Join Cartman, Kyle, Kenny and Stan in all of the 14-episode glory as they hunt down the mythical Jewpacabra, fix the Presidential election and wrestle with reality TV stars. Get your healthy dose of of very smart dumb humor complete with some deleted scenes you didn't get to feast your eyes on TV.

Spoiler: Honey Boo Boo drops in for a special appearance

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: '30 Rock' Season 7 on DVD

30 Rock ended earlier this year, and although it won’t return for an eighth season, its existing seven seasons are available from now until forever to watch on DVD, with season seven just coming out this week. 30 Rock is, of course, a show that packs enough jokes per second in an episode that it truly rewards rewatching. Season 7 saw Liz Lemon get married, Kenneth advance in the workplace, and Alec Baldwin live a life of single-fatherhood, with as-always stellar comic performances from Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Scott Adsit, Judah Friedlander, and more. This DVD box set is definitely worth a buy, especially if you already [...]

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: 'Weeds' Season 8

Weeds Season 8 comes out on DVD and Blu-Ray this week. Season 8 was actually finally the final season of Weeds so this DVD is all there is left. After this you won’t be able to see any more of Mary Louise Parker as a pot-selling suburban mom, unless maybe you buy all the other DVDs and rewatch them. Also Steve Martin and Kevin Nealon did the theme song (with banjos, natch) for one of the Season 8 episodes, which is another good reason to add this DVD to your personal collection if you like those guys.

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: 'The Office: Season Eight'

It's been long agreed upon that The Office just ain't what it used to be. Eight seasons is a long time for a sitcom to be on the air, and with a cast in flux like this one it's natural that it's not hitting the same highs as the early seasons. All that being said, the most recent season of The Office was actually pretty good, with lots of fun storylines thrown into play to keep things fresh. Heading to Florida, the arrival of Catherine Tate, and a new romantic storyline between Erin and Andy all provided lots of opportunities for hilarity, and since this upcoming season is the [...]

Hollywood Doesn't Want to Make More Comedy Movies

Selling a comedy movie is hard these days! Despite the huge successes of both The Hangover Part II and Bridesmaids this summer, studios are more skittish than ever about greenlighting comedies. This is thanks to a cratering DVD market and the difficulty in marketing comedies overseas. The DVD problem is especially significant, with comedy DVD revenue having tanked 63% from 2006 to 2010, which is much worse than the 39% decline in the overall market. So essentially, Hollywood doesn't want to make any more comedies because high school and college kids now just download and stream comedies instead of buying the DVDs to watch repeatedly.

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: 'Modern Family' Season 4 Out on DVD

Just as the series snags the win for this year’s Emmy for outstanding comedy series (once again), Modern Family releases its fourth season on DVD box set. Since its premier, the ABC show has won the hearts of TV enthusiast everywhere with its hilarity as well as with its attempt to grapple with the ever-evolving meaning of what “family” really means. After the 1980s, sitcoms slowly began straying away from family settings. We saw the gang at Cheers, we saw Friends at the Central Perk, and we saw Will & Grace living it up—and down—around Manhattan. While America faced lofty issues such as gay marriage, [...]

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: The Original UK Series 'Pulling'

Earlier this week a few changes were announced in the cast of ABC's comedy pilot Pulling. Mandy Moore left the pilot and the already-cast June Diane Raphael was joined by Jenny Slate and Kristen Schaal, making the Pulling into one of the more promising prospects of pilot season, at least in terms of really funny women in the cast. The show is based on the British series of the same name created by and starring Sharon Horgan (The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret) as one of three single females living in south-east London. Seasons one and two are both available on Amazon [...]

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: 'Celeste and Jesse Forever'

Last summer’s comedy-drama Celeste and Jesse Forever, written by Rashida Jones and Will McCormack and starring Jones and Andy Samberg as the titular separated couple, is out on DVD and Blu-Ray today. The movie also features Elijah Wood, Emma Roberts, and The Mindy Project’s Chris Messina. If pilot season works in Samberg’s favor then we’ll be able to see both him and Jones in Mike Schur shows. Until that happens, Celeste and Jesse can tide you over.

'Steve Martin: The Television Stuff'

Well, this looks awesome: Steve Martin: The Television Stuff is a new DVD set being released on September 18th that gathers up a whole boatload of rare early TV appearances by the snow fox himself. It's three discs worth of material (over six hours!), and at $30 it seems like a pretty great deal. Even if you mostly watch streaming stuff at this point, this may be worth getting back into DVDs for. Here's the full rundown of what you'll find inside: