New On DVD This Week: Ally McBeal, Lord Of The Rings, Poseidon, Simon & Simon, Steel

Ally McBeal

Ally McBeal‘ is the hilarious and heartwarming series that follows the everyday, inner-life moments of neurotic laywer Ally (played by Calista Flockhart). This second season featured guest star Tracey Ullman’s Emmy Award-winning performance as Ally’s unconventional psychotherapist. This season also brought home the Golden Globe for Best Series for the second year in a row. Get all the Season 2 episodes on 6 discs and buy the set right here.

Lord Of The Rings

The original animated classic ‘Lord of the Rings’ from acclaimed director Ralph Bakshi and Academy Award Winning producer Saul Zaentz has been remastered with pristine new Dolby 5.1 audio and picture quality. The deluxe edition features a never-before-seen, 30-minute in-depth interview  with legendary director Ralph Bakshi entitled “Forging Through The Darkness: The Ralph Bakshi Vision for The Lord Of The Rings.”  This special feature explores his concept for creating an illustrated film, his pioneering rotoscoping process, and inspirations for his visual storytelling. Buy the DVD right here.


It’s New Year’s Eve and festivities have begun aboard the luxury cruise ‘Poseidon‘, at sea in the North Atlantic–that is until the First Officer senses that something is wrong. Scanning the horizon, he sees a rogue wave; a monstrous wall of water over one hundred feet high, bearing down on them with tremendous speed. He tries to steer the ship away from maximum impact but it’s too late. The wave strikes with colossal force, pitching the ship heavily to port before rolling it completely upside down. One man, professional gambler Dylan Johns, prefers to test the odds alone. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

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Basketball superstar Shaquille O’Neal sheds his hi-tops for a dazzling suit of battle armor as the latest and greatest DC Comics superhero to wage war on crime in ‘Steel.’ When evil scientist Judd Nelson begins selling top-secret weapons to LA’s street gangs, former military researcher Shaq joins forces with a brilliant electronics expert to build an invincible suit of armor. Layered in his magnetic metal sheath and armed with his own hi-tech weaponry, Shaq transforms into his mythic alter-ego, “Steel.”

Simon & Simon

Season 4 of ‘Simon & Simon‘ brings detective brothers Rick (Gerald McRaney) and A.J. (Jameson Parker) Simon nothing but trouble as they tackle a bevy of action-packed cases on the streets of beautiful San Diego. In between tracking down kidnappers, jewel thieves and hit men, Rick gets accused of murder and A.J. gets slipped some angel dust — on top of tangling with the Mob. Without a doubt, this popular series is what we love about ’80s prime-time dramas – twists, turns, girls and guts. Buy the Season 4 DVD right here.

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