Manufacturer: Paramount / MTV
The complete second season of the TV series Flavor of Love. What reality series is complete without booty calls, catfights, and accidental defecation? Sure, The Bachelor may have romantic locales and the promise of at least a few weeks of happiness with a tall and ridiculously handsome dude. But the second season of VH-1's raunchy, tacky dating series Flavor of Love has wild action and eagerness on the part of the contestants that borders on desperation. Never mind that the man all the ladies are fighting for is the diminutive Flavor Flav--once known as a rap pioneer for his work in Public Enemy, but best known today as Brigitte Nielsen's plaything from VH1's reality series The Surreal Life. Since the object of his affection turned him down in the previous season, Flav is back to select a potential wife from 20 contestants here eager to get their 15 minutes of fame by pretending to be in love with Flav. Both he and the contestants are much more aggressive this year than in the past and the implication is that if the girls want to make it to the next round, they'd better be willing to make some major nookie with him (and, in some cases, each other). The nicknames he bestows on the contestants add another comic book flavor to the show: There's Toastee, Nibblz, and the return of mouthy New York (back from Season One). And faster than you can say, "Oh no she didn't," New York is in the face of at least a few contestants she doesn't deem worthy of competition. Flavor of Love goes through the motions of being a real reality show, but it doesn't try that hard. It's obvious Flav is taking advantage of his popularity while he can and that the women are hoping their participation will help launch their modeling/acting/singing careers. But no one in their right mind actually believes that Flav will marry any of these unusual women. --Jae-Ha Kim
AMERICAâ€™S NEXT TOP MODEL: CYCLE ONE has 14 beautiful contestants taking part in a series of tests over the course of the series to determine who has the sheer strength, will and attitude to make it as Americaâ€™s Next Top Model. Along with Tyra Banks, notable fashion editors, photographers and agency reps judge the girls each week and decide who should pack their bags and go home and who becomes one step closer to being Americaâ€™s next top model.
America's favorite house of domestic discord comes to DVD with Big Brother 3. Check out all the tantrums and tears, fun and flirting, strategy and alliances, that's made this voyeuristic television show a pop culture phenomenon. This DVD contains the first four episodes of the smashing third season in which the series reached new heights of deal making and breaking. Thrill to th over-the-top action as Lisa, Chiara, Amy Josh, Jason, Gerry, Roddy, Lori, eric, Tonya, Danielle and Marcellas attempt to cohabitata and avoid eviction while 38 cameras and 62 microphones record their every move. The grand prize? $500,000 to the last remaining House Guest!
Now on DVD by riotous demand, WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?: THE COMPLETE SEASONS 1 & 2 features all 30 hilarious episodes from the showâ€™s initial seasons. Host Clive Anderson directs the action--assigning points at random and enduring quips about his disappearing hairline--as players like Jonathon Pryce (Pirates of the Caribbean) and Steven Fry (Gosford Park) perform preposterous, slapstick antics in games of "Authors" and "Wrong Theme Tune." Laugh out loud as Josie Lawrence samples her vast array of silly singing styles and Greg Proops entertains a bevy of bizarre guests in "Party Quirks." Few things are more of-the-moment that improvisational comedy, yet the first two seasons of the original British Whose Line Is It Anyway? are startlingly fresh and funny, despite debuting in 1988. Hosted by blithe and zippy Clive Anderson, the format is the same as the American version: Four improvisers are put through a variety of games, ranging from one where each player tells part of a story in the style of a different writer, to one in which two teams have to find different ways to use a common object, to one in which players act out an ordinary situation as it would appear in different film genres or theatrical styles. Pretty much every episode features some moment so flabbergastingly precise and funny you'll have trouble believing it was made up on the spot. Regular Josie Lawrence tosses off uncanny versions of a Stephen Sondheim or an Edith Piaf song about telephones and garden hoses; John Sessions, who anchored the first season, does a spot-on impression of Humphrey Bogart; Archie Hahn creates sounds for Paul Merton's mime that are amazingly synchronized. The first season, before American guest improvisers Greg Proops and Ryan Stiles began to appear regularly, is particularly distinctive--not because Proops and Stiles are poor improvisers, but because the Brits just aim at more surprising targets. (Let's face it, the American version didn't feature many stories told in the style of Samuel Beckett or Gabriel Garcia...
Now Totally Uncut & Uncensored With Drama You Never Saw On TV!They say the third time is the charm! In the most out-of-control season ever, Flavor Flav must choose from 21 women - including 5 chosen by fans online (Internet users, what were you thinking?) and one pair of twins - who all want the man who always knows what time it is. But this time, Flav is changing the game as he takes his ladies to new heights - and depths - to prove their love and win his heart. Experience all 14 unforgettable episodes, from the eye-popping premiere to the jaw-dropping Paris finale, plus all the vicious fights, tender romance and shocking twists that had the whole nation talking. America, this is his last chance: Favor Flav is gonna find true love or die trying!
He was a history teacher. She was a children's author. Together, Bernard and Claire Boiko of Queens, NY were the dead-broke parents of five children. A pair of curiously relatable outsiders, they captured American hearts and saved their family by doing it. Yes! They appeared on TV game shows 28 times over 37 years. From Tic-Tac-Dough (1956), Now You See It, Concentration, Jeopardy!, The Match Game, To Tell the Truth right up to Trivial Pursuit (1993), the Boiko's competed on national television and quite possibly hold the record for individual TV game show appearances by husband and wife. Narrated by their daughter, Patricia, Game Show Dynamos is an all-American story of family, commitment, challenges and a life-long run at the American dream. English with Spanish, Japanese and Korean subtitles. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Manufacturer: A&E HOME VIDEO
Brand: LIONSGATE FILMS
Product DescriptionWhat happens in Vegas will be delicious!The sixth season of the No. 1 food show on cable, Bravo's EmmyÂ® and James Beard Award-winning series returns as 17 new chef-testants take on Sin City to see if they have what it takes to become TOP CHEF.Cookbook author, actress and host Padma Lakshmi returns to the kitchen this season alongside head judge Tom Colicchio, renowned culinary figure and chef/owner of Craft Restaurants, and judges Gail Simmons of Food & Wine magazine, and Toby Young, food critic and best-selling author of the book How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.Featuring some of the most intense challenges yet; top names in food, movies and entertainment including Wolfgang Puck, Todd English, Natalie Portman, Daniel Boulud, Penn & Teller, Hubert Keller, and others; extended episodes and a buffet of never-aired bonus footage, TOP CHEF LAS VEGAS is mouth-wateringly sinful on DVD.DISC 1: Sin City Vice / Bachlor/ette Party / ThunderbirdsDISC 2: Vivre Las Vegas / Camping / Penn & Teller / Dinner PartyDISC 3: Pigs and Pinot / Restaurant Wars / Meat Natalie / Strip Around the WorldDISC 4: Culinary Olympics / Finale Part 1 / Finale Part 2 / ReunionSpecial FeaturesExit InterviewsJudges Strip dTop Chef University Cooking Demonstration
Manufacturer: Weinstein Company
Brand: UNIVERSAL MUSIC VIDEO DIST.
The hip series Project Runway is a pop culture sensation. International supermodel Heidi Klum returns as host, heading a glamorous panel of celebrities and fashion icons in search of the next star fashion designer.
Manufacturer: Weinstein Company
Brand: Universal Music
Project Runaway sets its designs on New York City as the Primetime Emmy Award-winning reality series returns to its roots for its seventh and most sensational season yet! Join supermodel Heidi Klum and ultimate fashion guru Tim Gunn as they show sixteen eager new designers how to succeed in the glamorous world of fashion. This season, Michael Kors and Nina Garcia return to dole out praise and cut down the competition. With obstacles ranging from designing children's clothing to creating an outfit worn by Klum on the cover of Marie Claire, these designers are sure to have their work cut out for them. Competing before a dazzling array of celebrity judges including Jessica Alba, Lauren Hutton, Nicole Richie and Molly Sims, the budding fashionistas do their best to "make it work" in a Season Seven collection packed with glamour, excitement and looks that kill.
Manufacturer: Comedy Central
Las Vegas. YouTube. Paris Hilton. What do they have in common? They all make Lewis Black want to strangle himself with a television cord. Join the abrasive comedian as he and his brethren take on pop culture, politics and all the things that most stupefy and pervert our society. With the help of comics like Patton Oswalt, Greg Giraldo and Andrew Daly, Lewis Black will help you find the Root of All Evil. These are times that try men's souls, and what the world needs is a forum where the hot button issues of the day can be heard in the court of comedy opinion. Lewis Black presides over this lively Comedy Central series in which two comedians take sides in debating which is worse: Oprah vs. the Catholic Church; Paris Hilton vs. Dick Cheney; Donald Trump vs. Viagra, and other things that, Black rants, "turn my mind into a cesspool of madness." This format is an excellent showcase for Black, who prefers the conflagration over the slow burn, as well as esteemed colleagues Patton Oswalt, Greg Giraldo, Andy Kindler, Andrew Daly, Kathleen Madigan, and Paul F. Tomkins. Giraldo is the Hamilton Burger of the series. In this first season, he does not win a case. Oswalt has a better track record, but win or lose, the testimony is often inspired. In the case of American Idol vs. High School, Oswalt convincingly argues, "American Idol is where people go to get judged, humiliated, and pigeonholed, but where did they learn to do that? High school!" Another Clarence Darrow moment is his argument that YouTube has turned us "into a nation of deranged roman emperors sitting around in our bathrooms saying, 'I'm bored, I'd like to see something poop or sneeze." Recurring segments such as Black's "inquisitions," man on the street interviews and expert witnesses (singer-songwriter Aimee Mann taking the anti-pot side) add to the guilty pleasures. Not since Judge Ito has there been this much contempt in court, but it's all directed at deserving targets. Root of All Evil absolutely pleases the court. --Donald Liebenson