New On DVD This Week: United States Of Tara, Jersey Shore, Archer

United States Of Tara

Toni Collette stars in her Emmy Award-winning role as one woman haunted by a cast of characters – all in her own head – in the quirky comedy with lots of personality, ‘United States Of Tara – The Second Season.’ From the mind of creator and writer Diablo Cody and executive producer Steven Spielberg, the show follows Tara Gregson, a loving wife and mother with dissociative identity disorder (DID) and a home life filled not only with the dramas of her family, but also those of her many alters – some returning and some new – throwing their own unique chaos into the mix. Beginning with a sudden and tragic neighborhood incident that makes a surprising impact on the Gregson household, the second season traces Tara’s journey to unravel the secrets of her past and learn the origins of her DID. Buy the Season 2 DVD right here.

Jersey Shore

The stars of the hottest reality show on television are back and headed down south for more fist-pumping, more smushing and more battling grenades as MTV’s smash hit, ‘Jersey Shore Uncensored: Season Two‘ makes its way to DVD. Ring in the New Year with Snooki, The Situation, Pauly D, Vinny, Sammi, Ronnie, Angelina and JWOWW in 13 uncensored, outrageous and drama-filled episodes set against the backdrop of sizzling Miami Beach. Loaded with sensational bonus features, this four-disc set gives fans intimate interviews with the cast, exclusive extended versions of some of the season’s most explosive scenes, two “After Hours” special, the not-to-be-missed “Reunion Special” and a never-before-seen, exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming new season in January 2011! A true pop culture phenomenon, Jersey Shore achieved record ratings during its sophomore season. Buy the Season 2 DVD right here.


Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the action-packed war drama, ‘Shogun‘ returns as a one-of-a-kind collector’s edition DVD and is now available. From best-selling author James Clavell, ‘Shogun 30th Anniversary Edition’ stars Richard Chamberlain and Yôko Shimada in their Golden Globe award-winning roles as John Blackthorne and Lady Toda Buntaro – Mariko. Blackthorne is an English navigator who finds himself shipwrecked off the coast of Japan. After being rescued, he becomes an eyewitness to a deadly struggle involving Toranaga, a feuding Japanese warlord intent on becoming the supreme military dictator or ‘Shogun.’ The warlord forms a tenuous alliance with Blackthorne, who is drawn into the turmoil and finds himself vying to become the first ever ‘Gai-Jin’ (foreigner) to be made a Samurai warrior. Narrated by legendary filmmaker Orson Welles, ‘Shogun 30th Anniversary Edition DVD’ features over nine hours of content from this landmark television miniseries. The 5-disc DVD set also includes a bonus material disc with behind-the-scenes footage, audio commentaries by director Jerry London, historical perspective featurettes and more.


Archer‘ Season 1 is now available on DVD. FX’s original animated half-hour comedy series is set at the International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS), a spy agency where espionage and global crisis are merely opportunities for its highly trained employees to confuse, undermine, betray and royally screw each other. The series features the voices of H. John Benjamin (‘Family Guy’) as suave master spy “Sterling Archer”, whose less-than masculine code name is “Duchess”; Jessica Walter (‘Arrested Development’) as his domineering mother and boss, “Malory Archer”; Aisha Tyler (’24’) as his ex-girlfriend, “Agent Lana Kane”; George Coe as his aging-but-loyal butler, “Woodhouse”; Chris Parnell (’30 Rock’) as ISIS controller and Lana’s new love interest, “Cyril Figgis”; Judy Greer as Malory’s lovesick secretary, “Cheryl”; and Amber Nash as “Pam”, the director of human resources for ISIS. Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.

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