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DVD Review – Planet Earth

Planet Earth
Narrated by David Attenborough
Produced by Alastair Fothergill
planetearth-cat-83024-sm.jpgI don’t think there are enough superlatives in the English language to fully convey how mind-blowingly cool the BBC series Planet Earth is. I am only 4 episodes in and already I know that as far as nature docs go, this is the ne plus ultra of the genre. Even when viewing the standard resolution DVDs (as opposed to the HD DVD or Blu-Ray editions, also available) on a 27-inch TV, you are bombarded with such astonishing image and sound (Dolby 5.1 stereo) as to make it very difficult not to watch all 11 50-minute episodes, plus the 150-minute extra series all in one go. Of course, that would mean 700 minutes of continuous viewing. But hell, that’s only just under 12 hours. Why not?

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Sick But Recovering….

My apologies, but I’ve been laid up with some sort of nasty flu-like virus that has limited my actions pretty much to lying in bed and snacking on tylenol, electrolyte-laced drinks and the odd klonapin for sleeping. LOVE the zepams, people! Things weren’t SO bad. I mean, I was able to watch the entire first season of ABC’s excellent mid-90’s TV series, Murder One and an fine way to spend a few feverish days, that is. I only wish my Buffy the Vampire Slayer – The Chosen Collection had shown up the day it was supposed to, instead of a day late.
Anyway, the real point of this post is to drool over the new announcement of:

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24 Season 4 -More Holiday Gift Goodness

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Warning! Minor spoilers ahead!
Season 4 of the compelling and often heart-stopping series 24 was a return to form over the annoying and often silly season 3. The viral terrorism of that year was significantly less compelling than last year’s nuclear threat and as an added bonus, no Kim Bauer! While Elisha Cuthbert is as adorable and sexy as they come, her character was underwritten, whiny and dumber than a box of hammers. Apparently, she’s back in the upcoming season 5 and here’s hoping she’s a better character.

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All I Want For Christmas Is The Buffy Set – The Rabbi’s Holiday Gift List Continues

Recently, 20th Century Fox released Buffy the Vampire Slayer – The Chosen Collection. This is what I want. Ok, it’s true, I already have all 7 seasons on DVD and this set doesn’t have but a few things extra (and I got them from the publicist already). Doesn’t matter. I still want it. That’s the kind of irrational love and fanatical devotion this show inspires. I mean, the box is SO cool looking, right?

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