Is fear a factor for you? Find out as you watch all the outrageous stunts, creepy insects and high-flying acrobatics of Season One - on DVD for the first time ever! This exciting two-disc collection captures every heart-stopping, pulse-pounding Season One episode where players attempt thrilling stunts that challenge their worst fears. Now you can relive all the wacky, wild, and gross moments of this smash-hit show that will have you squirming in your seat! Fear Factor is not intended to be art. It is a gross-out, "oh no he didn't eat (or do) that" game show that is intended to make the home viewer recoil in disgust (and sometimes squeal with glee). All nine episodes from the first season, which debuted in 2001, are included on the two-disc set, which includes something for everyone who likes a little ick factor in their lives: Contestants being smothered by rats. Check. Seemingly sane folks willing to be chased by attack dogs. Check. The iron-stomached wonders who'll eat animal eyeballs to win. Check. Hosted by snarky Joe Rogan (NewsRadio), who sometimes appears amazed at what people are willing to do for a prize, Fear Factor does offer some truly thrilling elements (such as the episode where the contestants hurl themselves from a telephone phone). Yes, it's not right, but there's a certain part of most of us that can't turn away from accidents. When we do this on a highway, we feel guilty. But with this show, hey, the players knew what they were signing up for. The problem with the series is that the premise grows redundant pretty fast. Each contestant must make it through three challenges. The first is usually a test of your strength or speed (see above reference to attack dogs). The second relies on creepy crawly things either being ingested or smothering your face. And finally, we have tasks that must be completed faster than the other opponents. Very few of the contestants exhibit actual fear. But revulsion? Absolutely. --Jae-Ha Kim
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Jeopardy - An Inside Look at America's Favorite Quiz Show
Manufacturer: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Catch some of your favorite episodes (Jeopardy!'s First, Ken's 75th, Ultimate I: Anyone's Game, Ultimate II: Brad Takes Control, Ultimate III: The Final Showdown) PLUS go behind the scenes and see what really makes Jeopardy! the top quiz show ever! Have your questions and many more answered directly from the writers, researchers, producers, the Clue Crew, and even Alex Trebek himself. Never before has Jeopardy! been seen this way. Jeopardy has fascinated American quiz show fans since 1984 and this collection showcases five of the most memorable Jeopardy episodes. More intriguing than the episodes themselves, however, are the in-depth bonus features that focus on the game's history and inner workings. The first Jeopardy episode hosted by Alex Trebek in 1984 provides a look at a game with a somewhat different set of rules based on the then innovative idea of providing contestants with answers rather than questions. Contestant Ken Jennings' 74-game winning streak culminates in "Ken's 75th" losing episode and showcases this champion's amazing intellect, his grace in defeat and the audience's appreciation of him as a contestant. In the trio of "Ultimate" Jeopardy episodes, the game's three biggest champions Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter and Jerome Vered face off in Jeopardy's three most difficult matches. "21 years of Questions and Answers," hosted by Merv Griffin and Alex Trebek, follows the game from its inception in the 1960's as "What's the Question" through the many mileston...
With A bigger house, tough new rules and the addition of the "X-Factor", where house guests' ex-lovers pay an unexpected visit, the fourth series of the original reality show Big Brother is more compelling than ever.
Manufacturer: Millennium Media
Volatile superstar Chef Gordon Ramsay cranks up the ovens in the tantalizing prime-time hit and one of world s most compelling guilty pleasures - Hell s Kitchen. Watch as aspiring chefs fight for survival once they are subjected to Chef Ramsay s rigorous culinary boot camp!
Get ready to match the stars as we play everyone s favorite Big Money Match Game! On DVD for the first ever this is your chance to experience 8 of the greatest episodes of this iconic game show uncut and beautifully transferred from their original masters.As one of the most popular television game shows in the 70s and early 80 watch a nostalgia masterpiece with a sharp fashion sense and a disco diva style. Match Game is a classic with a rich TV history watched by millions over its broadcast lifetime and now fondly remembered as part of growing up around the TV set.From your favorite stars including Match Game perennials Brett Somers Charles Nelson Reilly Betty White and Richard Dawson to Gene Rayburn s custom microphone and crazy antics this collection has it all!Format: DVD MOVIE Genre:Â TELEVISION/SERIES & SEQUELS UPC:Â 787364779192
Manufacturer: New Video Group
Brand: NEW VIDEO GROUP
Meet James. He's 32, single, drop-dead gorgeous, and looking for Mr. Right. James has his pick of 15 potential soul mates, and they'll do anything to get his attention. Watch each episode as James eliminates suitors until only his number one man remains. But what James doesn't know is, there's a catch...some of the 'mates' are actually straight men, pretending to be gay! Should James select a gay suitor as his final choice, the two will ride off into the sunset on an all-expense-paid dream vacation. But if it's a straight man who catches James' eye, he wins $25,000, and James goes home alone. Relive television's groundbreaking gay reality dating show, complete with a bonus DVD completely filled with exclusive extras! Watch the deleted scenes and never-before-seen footage that the network couldn't air, and follow the cast from their earliest audition tapes to their exit interviews and "where are they now" updates.Take James home - and experience television history. Over 3 hours of DVD Extras Including: Unseen Interviews; Andra Reacts to the Twist; Casting Reels; James and Andra's Elimination Deliberations; The Mates Enter the House; More of the Infamous Shower Scene; Hula Performance; Performances with Miss CoCo Peru; Original--and Never Aired--Boy Meets Boy Opening Sequence; Cast Biographies; Where Are They Now? Updates Written The Cast; Interactive menus; Scene Selection
Manufacturer: Warner Home Video
Brand: Warner Manufacturing
Exclusive home video edition of Season One of the hit reality series about an exciting quest for love - with over 30 minutes of scintillating never-before-seen footage. Management consultant Alex Michel is the single man who enters a dating minefield of dinners, horseback rides and romantic getaways in which the locales (Las Vegas, Santa Barbara, Manhattan, and Hawaii's Kona) are exotic, the hopes are high and competition among the 25 ladies sometimes borders on the low-down.
TV's Greatest Game Shows - A Tribute to the Pioneers of Television Quiz Shows
Manufacturer: Marshall Publishing & Promotions, Inc.
An Incredible Collection of Over 20 Classic Shows - Celebrity Hosts - Guest Appearances from the Biggest Names in Hollywood! America's love affair with television grew by leaps and bounds in the 50's and 60's and so did its appetite for TV game shows. Night after night, network and syndicated shows kept Americans glued to their sets waiting to see who would become the next BIG WINNER! From the wacky and weird to the quickest and most challenging games ever created, you'll be treated to over 90 minutes of some of the best and worst game shows to ever hit the tube! Laugh along at live bloopers, learn little known facts about the shows and re-live great moments with some of the most famous hosts and celebrity contestants in television game show history! I'VE GOT A SECRET TO TELL THE TRUTH TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES STUMP THE STARS BEAT THE CLOCK YOU BET YOUR LIFE MASQUERADE PARTY THE $64,000 CHALLENGE THE PRICE IS RIGHT TIC TAC DOUGH CHANCE OF A LIFETIME THE NAME'S THE SAME PDQ And many more... INCLUDES THESE PIONEERS OF TELEVISION GAME SHOW PRIME TIME TV: GARY MOORE BILL CULLEN SEBASTIAN CABOT BERT PARKS JUNE LOCKHART ROSS MARTIN GROUCHO MARX VINCENT PRICE BETSY PALMER BESS MYERSON JAN MURRAY BOB CRANE MONTY HALL And many more... Color & B/W
In Afghanistan you risk your life to sing. After thirty years of war and five devastating years of Taliban rule, pop culture is beginning to return to the country. Since 2005, millions have been tuning in to Tolo TV's wildly popular "American Idol"-style series "Afghan Star." Like its Western predecessors, people compete for a cash prize and record deal. More surprisingly, the contest is open to everyone across the country despite gender, ethnicity or age. Two thousand people audition, including three extremely brave women. And when viewers vote for their favorites via cell phone, it is, for many, their first encounter with the democratic process. Winner of the Directing and Audience Awards in Sundance's 2009 World Documentary competition, Havana Marking's timely and moving film follows the dramatic stories of four young finalists--two men and two women--as they hazard everything to become the nation's favorite performer. By observing the Afghani people's relationship to its pop culture, Afghan Star is the perfect window into a country's tenuous, ongoing struggle for modernity. What Americans consider frivolous entertainment is downright revolutionary--and more human--in this troubled part of the world. Afghan Star, the Sundance-award-winning documentary by Havana Marking, provides powerful evidence of how pop culture succeeds despite repression. The film chronicles the American Idol-like television show that premiered in 2005 on Tolo TV, an independent channel in Afghanistan...