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by Charles Mohapel
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Fringe: The Complete First Season (+ BD-Live) [Blu-ray] by Various Directors (Warner Home Video 16 September 2009 / $79.98) -

Creators:
J.J. Abrams
Alex Kurtzman
Roberto Orci

Cast:
Lance Reddick ... Agent Phillip Broyles
Kirk Acevedo ... Agent Charlie Francis
Anna Torv ... Agent Olivia Dunham
Jasika Nicole ... Astrid Farnsworth
Joshua Jackson ... Peter Bishop
John Noble ... Dr. Walter Bishop
Blair Brown ... Nina Sharp
Michael Cerveris ... The Observer
Mark Valley ... John Scott
Jacqueline Beaulieu ... Nina's Assistant

Source: IMDB.com

Description:
Teleportation. Mind control. Invisibility. Astral projection. Mutation. Reanimation. Phenomena that exist on the Fringe of science unleash their strange powers in this thrilling series, co-created by J.J. Abrams (Lost, Alias), combining the grit of the police procedural with the excitement of the unknown. The story revolves around three unlikely colleagues – a beautiful young FBI agent, a brilliant scientist who's spent the last 17 years in a mental institution, and the scientist's sardonic son – who investigate a series of bizarre deaths and disasters known as "the pattern." Someone is using our world as an experimental lab. And all clues lead to Massive Dynamic, a shadowy global corporation that may be more powerful than any nation.

Season 1 Episodes:
Disc 1:
WB on Blu-ray
"Pilot"
"The Same Old Story"
"The Ghost Network"
"The Arrival"

Extras:
Behind The Story:
"Pilot"
Commentary by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and J.J. Abrams (81:39)
The Massive Undertaking (12:11)
Fringe: Deciphering the Scene: "Pilot" (2:17)

"The Same Old Story"
Fringe: Deciphering the Scene: "The Same Old Story" (1:50)

"The Ghost Network"
Commentary by J.R. Orci, David Goodman, and Brian Burk
"The Massive Undertaking" (2:08)
Fringe: Deciphering the Scene: "The Ghost Network" (1:45)
Dissected Files (Unaired Scenes) (1:54)

"The Arrival"
Fringe: Deciphering the Scene: "The Arrival" (1:51)
Dissected Files (Unaired Scenes) (0:39)

Online

Disc 2:
"Power Hungry"
"The Cure"
"In Which We Meet Mr. Jones"
"The Equation"

Extras:
Behind The Story:
"Power Hungry"
Fringe: Deciphering the Scene: "Power Hungry" (1:31)
Dissected Files (Unaired Scenes) (2:09)

"The Cure"
Fringe: Deciphering the Scene: "The Cure" (1:34)

"In Which We Meet Mr. Jones"
Fringe: Deciphering the Scene: "In Which We Meet Mr. Jones" (1:34)

"The Equation
Fringe: Deciphering the Scene: "The Equation" (1:50)
Dissected Files (Unaired Scenes) (2:06)

Online

Disc 3:
"The Dreamscape"
"Safe"
"Bound"
"The No-Brainer"

Extras:
Behind The Story:
"The Dreamscape"
Fringe: Deciphering the Scene: "The Dreamscape" (1:58)

"Safe"
Fringe: Deciphering the Scene: "Safe" (1:40)

"Bound"
Fringe: Deciphering the Scene: "Bound" (1:46)

"The No-Brainer"
Fringe: Deciphering the Scene: "The No-Brainer" (1:38)

Online

Disc 4:
"The Transformation"
"Ability"
"Inner Child"
"Unleashed"

Extras:
Behind The Story:
"The Transformation"
"The Massive Undertaking" (2:43)
Fringe: Deciphering the Scene: "The Transformation" (1:49)

"Ability"
Fringe: Deciphering the Scene: "Ability" (1:49)
Dissected Files (Unaired Scenes) (2:53)

"Inner Child"
Fringe: Deciphering the Scene: "Inner Child" (1:31)

"Unleashed"
Fringe: Deciphering the Scene: "Unleashed" (1:56)

Extras: (Spoiler Alert)

Evolution: The Genesis of Fringe featurette (9:07)

"Behind the Real Science of Fringe" (10:29)

"The Casting of Fringe" (9:22)

Online

Disc 5:
"Bad Dreams"
"Midnight"
"The Road Not Taken"
"There's More Than One of Everything"

Extras:
Behind The Story:
"Bad Dreams"
Commentary by Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner
Fringe: Deciphering the Scene: "Bad Dreams" (2:11)

"Midnight"
Fringe: Deciphering the Scene: "Midnight" (1:48)

"The Road Not Taken"
Fringe: Deciphering the Scene: "The Road Not Taken" (1:39)

"There's More Than One of Everything"
"The Massive Undertaking" (3:17)
Fringe: Deciphering the Scene: "There's More Than One of Everything" (1:36)

Extras: (Spoiler Alert)

Roberto Orci's Production Diary (13:06)

Fringe Visual Effects (15:01)

Unusual Side Effects: Gag Reel (4:41)

Gene the Cow (2:46)

Fringe Pattern Analysis
File 103 "The Ghost Network" (3:53)
File 105 "Power Hungry" (4:55)
File 108 "The Equation" (3:14)
File 110 "Safe" (3:26)
File 113 "The Transformation" (3:55)
File 116 "Unleashed" (6:96)

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Exclusive Blu-ray features:
Evolution: The Genesis of Fringe featurette
The creators of the show discuss how the series unfolded and the qualities that make it so unique.

"Behind the Real Science of Fringe" featurette
From teleportation to re-animation, Fringe incorporates recent discoveries in science. Consulting experts and scientists who are the authorities in their field address the areas of science which are the inspiration for the show.

"A Massive Undertaking: The Making of Fringe" (on select episodes)
An in-depth exploration of how select episodes came to be made: from the frozen far reaches of shooting the pilot in Toronto, to the weekly challenges of bringing episodes to air.

"The Casting of Fringe"
The story, as told by producers and cast, of how Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, and others came to be cast in the series.

"Fringe Visual Effects" featurette
Goes deep into the creation of the shared dream state with some of the biggest VFX shots of the show.

Dissected Files: Unaired Scenes

Unusual Side Effects: Gag Reel

Fringe: Deciphering the Scene

Roberto Orci Production Diary

Gene the Cow montage

Three Full-Length Commentaries from writers/producers, including J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtman, J.R. Orci, David Goodman, Bryan Burk, Akiva Goldsman, and Jeff Pinkner

Additional Blu-ray Bonus Features:
"Pattern Analysis" – featuring expert commentary on selected scenes

BD-Live enabled with exclusive commentary by JJ Abrams

Format: Blu-ray
Running Time: 1028 minutes
Release Date: September 8, 2009

(see review)  Netflix / IMDB

Legend of the Seeker: The Complete First Season by Various Directors (ABC Studios 25 October 2009 / $45.99) -

Product Description:
Explore a world of fantasy and mythology in the unforgettable epic adventure LEGEND OF THE SEEKER. There's fun to be had in the sword-and-sorcery action sequences and magical effects, says Matt Roush of TV Guide. Take a coming-of-age journey with The Seeker as he joins forces with a mysterious woman and a wise, powerful wizard to combat Darken Rahl, the demonic sorcerer intent on taking over the world. In the ultimate battle between good and evil, who will answer destiny's final call? Experience every episode of the fantastic first season, and discover how LEGEND OF THE SEEKER comes to life with exclusive, behind-the-scenes bonus features. TV's most magical series is even more spellbinding on DVD!

Disc 1:
ABC on DVD and Blu-ray (1:36)
Lost: The Complete Fifth Season on DVD and Blu-ray (0:59)
Cheri (1:23)
Blu-ray Promo (1:02)
"Prophecy" (43:28)
"Destiny" (43:31)
"Bounty" (42:48)
"Brennidon" (43:28)
Bonus Features:
View Episodes with Commentary by Actors Craig Horner, Bridget Regan, Executive Producer Ken Biller, and Co- Executive Producer Stephen Tolkin
"Prophecy" On/Off
"Destiny" On/Off

Disc 2:
"Listener" (43:29)
"Elixir" (42:29)
"Identity" (43:28)
"Denna" (43:28)
Bonus Features:
View "Denna" with Commentary by Actors Craig Horner & Jessica Marais On/Off

Disc 3:
"Puppeteer" (43:28)
"Sacrifice" (43:27)
"Confession" (43:28)
"Home" (42:34)
"Revenant" (43:28)
Bonus Features:
View "Puppeteer" with Commentary by Actors Craig Parker & Bruce Spence On/Off

Disc 4:
"Hartland" (43:25)
"Conversion" (43:27)
"Bloodline" (43:28)
"Deception" (43:27)
"Mirror" (42:33)

Disc 5:
"Cursed" (43:28)
"Sanctuary" (42:47)
"Fever" (43:28)
"Reckoning" (43:27)

Bonus Features:

Forging The Sword: Crafting A Legend (16:22)
Craig Horner (Richard Cypher), Mark Beesley (Producer/Director of the pilot) , Ken Biller (Executive Producer), Rob Tapert (Executive Producer), Stephen Tolkin (Co- Executive Producer), Bruce Spence (Zeddicus Zu’l Zorander), Bridget Regan (Kahlen Amnell), Robert Gillies (Production Designer), Megan Vertelle (Set Decorator), Roger Murray (Creature and Prop Designer), Jane Holland (Costume Designer), Steve McQuillan (Asst. Stunt Coordinator), Wayne McCormack (Horse Master)

Words Of Truth: A Conversation With Terry Goodkind (13:34)
Terry Goodkind, Jeri Goodkind (Terry's wife)

Deleted Scenes:
1. What Does Adie See? (2:48)
2. Confessor To The Seeker (1:13)
3. Benedict's Plight (2:49)
4. Using Pain (4:50)
5. Richard’s Training (1:51)
6. Night Confessions & Promises (4:00)
7. Memories Are Slippery Things (3:46)
8. This Is The Truth (1:59)

Sneak Peeks:
Up on Disney Blu-ray & DVD (2:31)
10 Things I Hate About You: 10th Anniversary Special Edition on Blu-ray & DVD (0:57)
The Proposal on Blu-ray & DVD (1:31)
Old Dogs – This Thanksgiving (2:32)

(see review)  Netflix / IMDB

Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (Two Disc + BD Live) [Blu-ray] by Director: Klay Hall (Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment 01 November 2009 / $39.99) -

Product Description:
The tale of Disney's favorite fairy, Tinker Bell, continues in an all-new magical adventure beyond Pixie Hollow! Discover how the Pixies make their magic dust! Let your imagination soar as Autumn comes to Pixie Hollow. Take off in a hot air balloon with Tinker Bell and her new friend Blaze, a lightning bug who lights her way, on an enchanting secret journey to find a new moonstone, the source of the Pixies' mystical dust. But hold on tight! There ll be amazing encounters, some close calls, and a daring rescue by her old friend Terence! In her biggest adventure yet, Tinker Bell not only learns a lesson in responsibility, she discovers the true meaning of friendship. From the creators of Tinker Bell, Tinker Bell And The Lost Treasure is a captivating journey of self-discovery everyone will want to take.

Bonus Features include: Fairy Bloopers: Fairies Make Mistakes Too, Magical Guide to Pixie Hollow: Explore the magical Guide Ths Time in the Autumn Area of Pixie Hollow, Pixie Preview: Exclusive Animated Vignette featuring Tink and her friends, Deleted scenes with filmmaker intros, Pixie Hollow comes to Florida: Discover how the filmmakers help transform Epcot Center into Pixie Hollow, BD-Live

Blu-ray Disc Contains:
Dumbo 70th Anniversary Edition Spring 2010
The Princess and the Frog In Theaters This Holiday Season on Disney Blu-ray and DVD
Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue on Disney Blu-ray and DVD

Tinker Bell And The Lost Treasure (80:14)

Bonus Features:
Bonus Short
"Magical Guide to Pixie Hollow: (4:47)
Tinker Bell and Terence are your guides as you explore the Autumn of Pixie Hollow.

Outtakes and Bloopers
"Scenes You Never Saw" (4:02)
Pixie-powered goofs that never made the screen

Deleted Scenes (16:10)

Backstage Disney
Pixie Hollow Comes to Walt Disney World (8:20)
Discover how the filmmakers helped transform Epcot into Pixie Hollow

Music & More:
"The Gift Of A Friend" music video with Disney Channel's Demi Lovato (3:23)
Promo for Disney File Digital Copy (1:04)

BD-Live

DVD has Disney DVD FastPlay and Contains:

Tinker Bell And The Lost Treasure (80:14)

Bonus Features:
Bonus Short
"Magical Guide to Pixie Hollow: (4:47)
Tinker Bell and Terence are your guides as you explore the Autumn of Pixie Hollow.

Outtakes and Bloopers
"Scenes You Never Saw" (4:02)
Pixie-powered goofs that never made the screen

Deleted Scenes (16:10)

Backstage Disney
Pixie Hollow Comes to Walt Disney World (8:20)
Discover how the filmmakers helped transform Epcot into Pixie Hollow

Music & More:
"The Gift Of A Friend" music video with Demi Lovato (3:23)
Dylan & Cole Sprouse: Blu-ray Is Suite!
Promo for Disney File Digital Copy (1:04)

Sneak Peeks:
Dumbo 70th Anniversary Edition Spring 2010
The Princess and the Frog In Theaters This Holiday Season on Disney Blu-ray and DVD
Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue on Disney Blu-ray and DVD
Disney on Blu-ray
Disney Movie Rewards
Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws on Disney Blu-ray and DVD
Ponyo on Disney Blu-ray and DVD
G-Force on Disney Blu-ray and DVD
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Choo Choo Express on Disney DVD
Wizards of Waverly Place – The Movie: Extended Edition
Promo for Pixie Hollow.com
Disney on Ice Presents Worlds of Fantasy
Sonny With A Chance – Weekends on Disney Channel

(see review)  Netflix / IMDB

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Two-Disc Edition + Digital Copy) [Blu-ray] by Director: Gavin Hood (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 31 October 2009 / $39.99) -

Disc 1: Blu-ray Disc
Promo for Blu-ray (1:30)
The Marine II Now Available on Blu-ray and DVD
The Marine II Coming Soon to Blu-ray and DVD
Family Guy Presents: Something Something Something Dark Side on Blu-ray and DVD - December 2009 (3:20 for all 3)
Sons of Anarchy, Season One - Now Available on Blu-ray and DVD (0:53)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (107 minutes)

Commentary by Director Gavin Hood (107 minutes)

Commentary by Producers Lauren Shuler Donner and Ralph Winter (107 minutes)

The Roots of Wolverine: A Conversation with Stan Lee & Len Wein (16:18)

Wolverine Unleashed: The Complete Origins (12:05)
Lauren Shuler Donner (Producer), Gavin Hood (Director), Hugh Jackman (Logan/Wolverine), Dominic Monaghan (Bradley), JJ Perry (Stunt Coordinator), Liev Schreiber (Victor Creed/Sabretooth), Alec Gillis (Special Make-up Effects Design), and Patrick McClung (Visual Effects Supervisor)

Weapon X Mutant Files:
Victor Creed/Sabre (7:26)
William Stryker (4:27)
John Wraith (4:15)
Kayla Silverfox (3:28)
Fred Dukes / Blob (7:22)
Bradley (3:19)
Remy LeBeau/Gambit (9:10)
Agent Zero (3:47)
Wade Wilson/Deadpool (7:11)
Emma (Kayla's sister) (3:27)

The Thrill of the Chase: The Helicopter Sequence (5:53)

Ultimate X-Mode BONUS VIEW:
X Connect
The Director's Chair
Pre-Visualizing Wolverine
X Facts Trivia Track

Deleted and Alternate Scenes (Commentary by Gavin Hood On/Off)
Young Storm (1:31)
Victor at the Boxing Ring (0:31)
Alternate Memory Erase Sequence (6:41)
Japanese Bar Scene (0:43)

Fox Movie Channel Presents: World Premiere (6:23)

Fox on Blu-ray
X-Men Trilogy - on Blu-ray (1:11)
Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian - on Blu-ray and DVD (2:12)

Live Lookup (Requires BD-Live Enabled Blu-ray Player)

Disc 2: Digital Copy

(see review)  Netflix / IMDB

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