Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog [Blu-ray]
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This EmmyÂ®-winning phenomenon, a hilarious scifi musical starring Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), comes to Blu-Ray packed with over 90 minutes of bonus material. Conceived as an "online miniseries event" during the 2008 writers' strike, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog is a 42-minute musical romp that bears the distinctive stamp of Joss Whedon. Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) plays the title character, who video-blogs about his twin goals to join the Evil League of Evil and to woo the fair Penny (Felicia Day, of Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the Web series The Guild), a woman he met at the local laundromat. Dr. Horrible is foiled on both fronts, however, by his arch-nemesis, the self-absorbed superhero Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion, Whedon's Firefly).Dr. Horrible was written by Whedon, his brothers Zack and Jed, and Jed's fiancee Maurissa Tancharoen, and the songs were written by Joss and Jed (who also produced, orchestrated, played, etc.) with some lyrics by Tancharoen. (Jed and Tancharoen have backup singing roles.) The offbeat, off-the-cuff humor is laugh-out-loud funny, and just like Dr. Horrible wants to take over the world, the songs will take over your head: they're engaging ("My Freeze Ray"), stirring ("My Eyes"), and sweet ("Penny's Song"). "So They Say" is particularly evocative of Jonathan Larson's Rent, but as with Joss Whedon's musical episode of Buffy, "Once More with Feeling," the influences are diverse. It's hard to imagine a...
Into the Woods [Blu-ray]
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A baker and his wife journey into the woods in search of a cow, a red cape, a pair of golden slippers and some magic beans to lift a curse that has kept them childless. Tony Award winners Bernadette Peters, Joanna Gleason and the rest of the original Broadway cast weave their magic spell over you in Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece, directed by James Lapine, a seamless fusion of fairy tale characters and what happens after "happily ever after." With oft-recorded songs such as "Children Will Listen" and "No One Is Alone," INTO THE WOODS is a music lover's delight from start to finish--and will forever cement Stephen Sondheim's unparalleled position as the giant of the American musical theater.
Smash: Season 2
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In Season Two, Broadway-bound musical Bombshell has competition on its heels in the form of Hit List, a rock musical written by two Broadway newcomers that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of Bombshell's team. As tension mounts on the road to Broadway, new romances are formed, loyalties are betrayed, and rivalries are reignited, all leading up to theater's biggest night -- The Tony Awards. Also starring Tony Award winner Christian Borle (Broadwayâ€™s Peter and the Starcatcher),Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean), Krysta Rodriguez and Andy Mientus. Guest starring Academy Award winners Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) and Liza Minnelli (Cabaret), Emmy Award winner Sean Hayes (Will and Grace) and Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters, watch all 17 episodes back-to-back and uninterrupted featuring never-before-seen bonus content including deleted scenes and more!
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