Tuesday, December 3, 2013

TV Shows On DVD & Box Sets

TV Shows On DVD & Box Sets

TV Shows On DVD & Box Sets

Land of the Giants was an hour-long American science fiction television program lasting two seasons beginning on September 22, 1968 and ending on March 22, 1970. The show was created and produced by Irwin Allen. Land of the Giants was the fourth of Allen's science fiction tv series. The show was aired on ABC and released by Fox Television. The series was filmed entirely in color and ran for 51 episodes. The show starred Gary Conway and Don Marshall. Author Murray Leinster also wrote three novels in 1968 and 1969 based on the television series.

North Face," Music Box Films Home Entertainment, 121 minutes, Not rated — Set in 1936 and based on a true story, the film details the exploits of Toni Kurz (Benno Furmann) and Andi Hinterstoisser (Florian Lukas) to scale the Eiger, perhaps the most dangerous mountain in the Swiss Alps. The film is set against the background of the approaching Berlin Olympics and Hitler’s challenge to the alpiners of his country. It’s an incredibly powerful film that juxtaposes the travails of the climbers with the comfortable existence of the spectators at the lodge below as it details how a desire for glory soon morphs into a desperate struggle for survival.

Enjoy Disney’s ‘ Heavyweights ,’ a comedy of enormous proportions, for the first time on Blu-ray, featuring an all–new digital restoration with enhanced picture and sound. Superstar Ben Stiller is hilarious in this laugh-out-loud family film executive produced by Judd Apatow (‘Bridesmaids’). When an underdog group of kids discover their beloved summer camp has been sold to a crazy fitness fanatic who’s determined to make their lives miserable, they unite to turn the tables and take back their woodsy hideaway. You’ll fall in love with these Heavyweights – they’re big, loud and proud, and ready to win their way into your heart. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

The characters are awful. I would go so far as to say that there are no characters, just people with names. They do not grow or have anything in their history to press them forward. Jack is shown in a prologue to be obsessed with a beanstalk/giant myth and has a youthful desire to be a knight. But I’m convinced that this minor backstory was added after completion of the film. When Jack is older and is given the beans and told that they are ancient, magical beans, he has no friggin’ clue what he’s holding.

Several men are working at am archaeological site in Asia (nowhere in particular in Asia, just “Asia”), when an Earthquake in the region reveals strange artifacts and ruins that seem to suggest a hidden race of people. After getting trapped below the earth, the men come across an albino-skinned race of people, whose eyes have adapted to the low light of the inner-world, and who have enslaved a race of strange creatures that can burrow under the ground. The archaeologists find that their flashlights make the ‘mole people’ see them as gods.

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