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Batman 66 Finally Coming Home!

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The long standing licensing feud seems to be over. The classic Batman Series from the 60s is finally coming home. Many people thought Conan O’Brien was joking when he tweeted about this earlier, but darn if he wasn’t right. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will distribute the long-awaited BATMAN live-action television series (1966-68) as a complete box set later in 2014. More information to come. Obvious question is “Will there be a Blu-ray set.”

I can’t say that I’m particularly surprised by this announcement, Warner and DC did a lot of promotion of the Batman 66 during last year’s SDCC. Of course it turned out to be for the Comixology Digital Exclusive Comic. But hey, this was just logical.

ABC’s Scandal: The Complete Second Season DVD Review

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ABC’s Scandal is the reason why networks need to give shows time to find its voice and Audience. Season Two took off like a rocket and became one of the most talked about shows on television. Now you can relive every delicious moment with first lady Mellie Grant ( Bellamy Young) as Scandal: The Complete Second Season comes to DVD. Forgive the vagueness of this review, but I’m trying to avoid spoilers here.

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TV on DVD: Transformers Season Two, January 12

If you didn’t want to spend a couple of hundred dollars on Shout Factory’s mega Transformers collection they are now selling the series as individual sets. Season Two is coming out January 12. The action-packed 4-disc set includes fan-favorite episodes such as “The Secret of Omega Supreme,” “The Search For Alpha Trion,” “Hoist Goes Hollywood” and the thrilling two-part “The Key to Vector Sigma”! DVD Extras are pretty slim you get a featurette, Rare PSAs, Hasbro Toy Commercials, Concept art.

DVD News: Flashforward Coming in February Volume 1

I don’t know how I feel about these half-assed dvd releases where instead of giving us one Complete set, we now have to purchase 1/2 a season at a time. I purchased part 1 to Glee, knowing full well I’ll have to purchase the 2nd arc in July.  The folks behind ABC’s Flashforward are going to release the first 10 episodes of this season February 23rd, just in time for the show to return in March. The Press Release doesn’t tell us what the special features are. I tried to watch this show and wasn’t feeling it, so I’m looking forward to giving it another shot on DVD.  Check out the Press release after the break.

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TV On DVD: Legend of the Seeker Season 1

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Legend of the Seeker (LOS) is one of those boats that I missed the first time around. I mean it’s on Syndicated television and these days it’s not so easy to find syndicated programming. Whenever I turn on DC20, DC’s local indie station, the only thing on are bad tv movies on the weekend. I watched one episode of the Season 1 DVD set and was hooked. Who says swashbucklers are dead? LOS is probably the best television show that I’ve watched in a few years, it has everything – action, adventure, romance, magic, mystery and it all makes for a perfect mix.

The producers of the show market it as being from the same people behind Xena and Hercules, I’ll admit I’ve never seen an episode of either of those shows but from what I’ve heard those two shows are camp, LOS is many things, campy is not one of them. The thing that amazed me about LOS is how surprisingly brutal it is, it definitely pushes the envelope of television standards. The swordplay and fight choreography is outstanding, every time our hero Richard "The Seeker" Cypher (Craig Horner) and his sidekick the Mother Confessor Kahlan Amnell (Bridget Regan) go into action it’s truly a sight to behold.

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CONTESTS: Medium Season 5 DVD Giveaway

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Hey Everyone, to celebrate MEDIUM’S recent survival and move to CBS. We have 5 copies of MEDIUM Season Five to give away!  “The Fifth Season of MEDIUM™,– the hit, supernatural crime drama, starring emmy award winner Patricia Arquette ….. re-materializes on DVD. In Stores now from Paramount and CBS Home Entertainment. The 5 disc set features all 18 chilling episodes plus great special features.”  To snag a copy of this DVD will be simple. Just leave a post about the show and click the Retweet button. This contest will run for the next week or so. October 6th -  15th.  On the 15th send an email to contests@eclipsemagazine.com with your User ID and Full contact information. Be sure to sign up at our Facebook page and Twitter account for more cool contest announcements!

TV ON DVD: Marvel DVD Comic Collection X-Men: Volume 3 and 4

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As a long time comic book fan and collector I never purchased X-Men comics their world was too dense with too many characters, to rich a history and way too many comics that I would have had to purchase. Luckily in the early 90s Marvel created one of the greatest Superhero Cartoon Series of all time – X-Men. A lot of times when revisiting my childhood things don’t hold up and I wonder what was I thinking – I used to love Johnny Socco, watched it recently, woh, it was bad.

The animation used in The X-Men don’t hold up that well over time because it was highly "stylized," and the voice acting wasn’t on the same level that was used in Batman The Animated Series. The story however is still amazing. If future writers want to learn how to tell story Arcs that hook viewers, look no further than this. There are plenty of standalone episodes but everything builds on top of each other and leads somewhere with real consequences to their actions. Season 3 is one season long arc that centers around one of the most acclaimed Comic Book Sagas of all time – The Dark Phoenix Saga.

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TV on DVD REVIEW: TNT’s Leverage Season 1

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We have been on the Leverage TNT Bandwagon since episode one and I had a great interview with the great Dean Devlin and one of the show’s stars Aldis Hodge. The show started off a bit rough but picked up steam as the season progressed. The cast really started to gel well together. I’m usually not a fan of the “Heist” story, but I like the overall premise of the show: A group of super bad con men banning together to do some good in the world and turn their skills onto the evil corporations and other big executives who think they are above the law. If I had one complaint about the show is, I think it’s a bit over directed and stylized when it doesn’t need to be. The season one DVD set includes all the season one episodes and a nice set of extras.

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COMIC CON NEWS: GI Joe and Transformer’s Complete Sets will include Signed Posters at Comic Con

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The folks at Shout! Factory will be in booth 3749 in the main hall rocking their upcoming Transformers and G.I. Joe Complete Series anniversary sets – which, sadly, they won’t send to reviewers. But these are awesome looking packages.  If you purchase the sets at Comic-Con you’ll get a limited edition poster Signed by Frank Welker, MEGATRON himself, these Limited-Edition Comic-Con Exclusive Lithographs will be a Gift-with-Purchase for the first 350 Collector’s sets sold of the TRANSFORMERS: 25th Anniversary Matrix of Leadership Edition Collector’s Set.

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Also available will be the G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero The Complete Series Collector’s Set, with the first 350 copies sold featuring a limited edition lithograph autographed by G.I. JOE: Origins comic book artist Tom Feister.

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DVD REVIEW: G.I. Joe A Real American Hero, Season 1.1

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Yo, Joe!  Cobralalalalala…….There are three movies that deeply disturbed me as a sensitive child of the mid 70s and 80s – the first time I saw The Wizard of Oz, the flying Monkeys gave me nightmares – I still get nightmares to this very day about them, then there was the H.R. Puffingstuff movie and finally in the late 80s there was a little known, rarely shown movie version of the 80s cartoon series G.I. Joe. It was called G.I. Joe: The Movie and it basically gave a lot more color and back story to Cobra Commander – he’s really from another planet. If you read the recent 19 part Star Wars: New Jedi Order series about the invasion of the Yuuzhan Vong, it’s a blatant rip-off of the G.I. Joe movie. But this review isn’t about the G.I. Joe: Movie, it’s about the original G.I. Joe cartoon series which the later movie was based on.  When I watched this series, I couldn’t help but get more and more ticked off at how much of a bastardization the upcoming Hollywood movie is going to be.

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