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Previously unavailable on any format, the '70s-era sitcom was a showcase for iconic comedian Don Rickles, who played U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Otto Sharkey, an abrasive, sharp-tongued veteran in charge of a company of new seaman recruits on a San Diego naval base. As a 24-year naval veteran, Otto Sharkey had pretty much seen and heard it all. The unseasoned recruits he whipped into shape received most of his wisdom, though sometimes it was served up as sharp-tongued, ethnic barbs.
In the period between American Bandstand and MTV, several shows tried to bring rock 'n' roll to television. In the wake of Elvis Presley and the Beatles' debut on The Ed Sullivan Show, '60s series like Hullabaloo, Shindig and The Music Scene featured rock and pop performers. But it wasn't until The Midnight Special premiered on August 19, 1972, that rock 'n' roll found its own home on the air.
Wisecracking teacher Gabe Kotter (Gabe Kaplan) is in for the challenge of his career when he accepts a job at his alma mater, teaching an unruly band of misfits called the Sweathogs. His students - including class clown Arnold Horshack (Ron Palillo), hip athlete Freddie Boom Boom Washington (Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs), tough guy Juan Epstein (Robert Hegyes), and the cocky and so confused Vinnie Barbarino (John Travolta) - are a proven nightmare for instructors.
The series' titular character Black Dynamite (Michael Jai White) is a 1970s renaissance man with a kung-fu grip. He is a lover and a fighter who is not afraid to leap before he looks. His sidekick extraordinaire is Bullhorn, the brains and cunning that complements Black Dynamite's hard-hittin', bone-crushin' style. Providing comic relief on the mean streets is Cream Corn (Tommy Davidson) and classing up the place is the gorgeous Honey Bee (Kym Whitley).
What happens when someone who you've mourned and buried mysteriously appears at your doorstep, as if not a single day has gone by? The lives of the people of Arcadia, Missouri are forever changed when their deceased loved ones miraculously return, causing them to confront the emotional depth of their relationship and what it means to be given a second chance.
The story of Vincent Furnier, a preacher's son who struck fear into the hearts of parents everywhere as the ultimate rock star of the bizarre, Alice Cooper. Yet beyond the make-up, there is a richer, deeper story. Presented here is the twisted tale of a teenage Dr. Jekyll whose rock 'n' roll Mr. Hyde almost kills him. See the advent of Alice as front man of a rock band group of Phoenix misfits in the 60s, and the hazy decadence of celebrity in the 70s, then his triumphant comeback as 80s glam metal godfather...
The incredible true story of the greatest rivalry and friendship in drag racing history, pits Don 'The Snake' Prudhomme against his longtime friend and on-the-track nemesis Tom 'The Mongoose' McEwen. From the fiery days of early speedways through the explosive peak of their popularity, these are the triumphs and tragedies behind the legendary races and Hot Wheels partnership that created a global phenomenon.
In this frame by frame, digitally restored, first time Blu-ray release, comes this rare entry into the poliziotteschi genre. A robbery goes terribly wrong for a hapless criminal Massimo (Ray Lovelock) when he tries to break into a jewelry store only to have the steel shutters immediately slam down and lock him inside until the police arrive.
A documentary by Dan Forrer exploring the birth of hip hop in the 1970s. Narrated by Gene Simmons, the film tells the story of the origins of contemporary rap by exploring the artists that helped to lay the groundwork for this new musical art form.
A young man inherits a mansion once used as an insane asylum ... and in which his grandfather died in a fire. When he puts it up for sale, an axe-wielding madman ... who has been hiding in the residence ... threatens anyone who comes near. Who is this deranged murderer ... And why are the local townspeople acting so strange?
DVD Review JACK REACHER
Suffers from a multitude of problems including lack of charisma and drama. Tom Cruise is not a good fit in the Salvation Army clothes of military cop turned heroic drifter, Jack Reacher. Rental only and you really might as well wait for it be on TBS.
DVD Review THE SWEENEY (BLU-RAY)
A great group of actors are on board for this story of a London crime fighting force that promises plenty of action. Here's hoping the story behind the special effects and stuntwork is equally as engaging.
Though he can be described as a comedian, an actor, a writer and a social activist, Richard Pryor was, first and foremost, an artist whose groundbreaking brand of uncompromising humor enriched the lives of millions. With 7 CDs and 2 DVDs that deliver over 12 hours of prime Pryor hilarity spanning 1966-1992--including nearly two hours of previously unreleased stand-up performances and rare recordings from the Pryor archives--this essential collection features the best recordings from his early years as a still-developing stand-up, his '70s and '80s glory years as a profane-but-profound comic icon and one of his final onstage performances in 1992.
Reginald Perrin has a respectable career at Sunshine Desserts, a happy marriage and two less-than-satisfactory children. But the pressures of the rat race are beginning to push Reggie over the edge. The mere mention of his mother-in-law conjures the image of a hippopotamus, the word 'earwig' keeps creeping into his conversations, and his thoughts are repeatedly interrupted by outrageous fantasies involving his secretary -what's an overly stressed food firm executive to do?
Fans of best-selling author Lee Child's wildly popular series of Jack Reacher novels have even more reason to celebrate the May 7th Blu-ray and DVD debut of the compelling hero's first feature film. For a limited time, purchasers can download the entire first chapter--weeks before the new novel hits shelves. Also view a Special features clip (from the When the Man Comes Around featurette).
Paramount is giving fans the chance to win a classic and highly-collectible 1971 Chevelle SS Clone like the one featured in the film's eye-popping car chase. The cherry car has a rebuilt 350 4-speed 9 to 1 compression motor with 400+ horse power and a retail value of $45,000!
DVD Review LIZ & DICK
Exploitive much? Lindsey Lohan brings her tabloid gravitas to a movie picking over the bones of the woman, whose life was the material of tabloid legend. Not very good as a biography, not very good as a movie, this film careens from cringeworthy to boring. For Lohan completists only (or maybe Grant Bowler fans).
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