The complete Vanuatu season of the TV series Survivor. Against a backdrop of volcanoes and earthquakes, the ninth season of Survivor, called Vanuatu: Islands of Fire, got off to a rousing start at a native ritual ceremony full of spears, nasty drinks, a fertility idol, and a lot of sexist attitudes. When the natives divided the 18 Americans into groups of men and women, it stuck, and another battle of the sexes was on. Among the Lopevi members: Lea, the "Sarge" barking out orders; Travis, a.k.a. "Bubba," wearing his Bob Barker T-shirt; Brady, the FBI agent; Chris, whose struggles on the balance beam made him an early target; and outspoken Rory. Among the Yasur members: power broker Ami; big-eyed Eliza, whose motor mouth overshadowed a surprising resilience; acid-tongued Twila; and sheep farmer Dolly. Also on the teams were two players with physical impediments: Chad, with a prosthetic leg, and the spiritual Scout, whose artificial knee made her the most immobile Survivor contestant ever. Age lines were drawn as well, with one group dubbed the "Fat Five." But just when the tide seemed certain, a number of reversals, one infamous broken promise, plenty of tears, and host Jeff Probst's corniest-ever final entrance kept things interesting. Trivia: one contestant with a penchant for nude sunbathing ended up dating Probst after the season ended. Probst, Chris, Twila, Eliza, Chad, Scout, Julie, and Ami return for commentary on five episodes and 35 minutes of featurettes on the DVDs. --David Horiuchi
Manufacturer: Paramount / MTV
In the first two seasons of this reality buddy comedy from MTV and Jeff Tremaine of Jackass fame, professional street skater Rob Dyrdek and his best friend and bodyguard, Christopher "Big Black" Boykin, share a house in the Hollywood Hills, bouncing from one ridiculous moment to the next. Along with their mischievous little Bulldog, Meat Bag, aka "Meaty" and their Mini Horse, the unlikely crew make the world their playground and hit the streets on a constant quest for adventure and laughs. On this uncensored DVD, see even more from TV’s favorite new odd couple. With all 16 episodes, a ton of bonus scenes and way more Rob and Big than we were allowed to show on TV, this DVD is a must have for anyone who simply can’t get enough of this series. Less asinine than Jackass and more "real" than The Hills, MTV's reality series Rob & Big is an entertaining diversion that mixes friendship and a few crazy stunts into each episode. In this four-disc box set, all 16 episodes from the first two seasons of the show are included. Rob Dyrdek may not be the most famous skateboarder out there, but he is charismatic, funny, and apparently has the means to charter a private jet so he can fly off to pick up his new puppy Meaty. Christopher "Big Black" Boykin is Rob's best friend and bodyguard. Boykin's size often is used as a visual gag, but he's rarely presented in a mean-spirited fashion. Even when he's showing off his girth in a G-string (don't ask), he's clearly in on the joke. The show is built around the odd couple premise of the long-time friends. But like Snoop Dogg's Father Hood, the episodes' most enjoyable elements aren't the crazy antics, but the everyday slices of life that the characters experience. Watching Dyrdek return home to the Midwest where his family clearly misses him is rather touching. And seeing Boykin's relatives prepare for a family reunion is a lot of fun. There are some episodes that obviously are set up for the cameras: Would the pals actually have purchased a time machine if they weren't being filme...
No one serves up justice quite like Judge Judith Sheindlin, the smart, savvy and opinionated ball of fire who holds court as presiding judge of the most-watched courtroom series in history. And now, some of Judge Judy's most memorable, jaw-dropping and outrageous cases are here in one hilarious DVD that proves beyond a shadow of reasonable doubt that stupid should be a crime! - - TV's #1 Court Show On DVD! * 9 Daytime Emmy Award Nominations! * America's Most-Watched Court Show EVER! -
Manufacturer: Big Vision
Brand: FIRST LOOK HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Jason, Grant, and the TAPS crew are back for a third season of chills and suspense as they look to uncover the reality behind seemingly haunted locations around the world! After their thorough investigations, even skeptics will have to think twice! Now, you can join the real life "ghostbusters" as they search for the truth and uncover the truly bizarre. Season 3 – Part 1 includes the first 10 episodes of the most watched season of the Ghost Hunters series like they have never been seen before with extended scenes and bonus footage that did not air on TV! Join TAPS as they investigate legendary Western locations such as the OK Corral, The Copper Queen Hotel, and the famous ghost town of Tombstone, Arizona. Follow the team as they look to uncover what’s behind spine-tingling occurrences at the West Virginia Penitentiary. Is there really the spirit of a little girl trapped inside the Johnson family house in Vermont? Plus, for the first time ever, TAPS heads to Ireland to investigate four of the country’s most supernatural locations, Leap and Lisheen Castles, the Viaduct Tavern, and the Hellfire Caves. Plus many more investigations and a look back at some of the best moments from previous investigations of The Stanley Hotel made famous by Stephen King’s "The Shining."
Manufacturer: Animal Planet
Brand: Meerkat Manor - Season 1 DVD Flower the Meerkat
Triumph and mishap, comedy and tragedy - everything a good story needs, but this one is different, it stars a group of wild meerkats in South Africa. This ground-breaking thirteen part series records the daily lives of a group of meerkats known as "The Whiskers". Using state of the art camera technology above and below ground, and by tracking the group's movements 24 hours a day, the series paints a dramatic picture of a year in their highly complex and social lives. From viscous fights with rival gangs to infighting within the group, snake attacks, births of two dozen pups, and tragic deaths, "Meerkat Manor" includes animal behavior never recorded before. With characters that would be more at home in a real life soap opera, their entangled lives make for addictive viewing. MEERKAT MANOR is All My Children meets Wild Kingdom. The show is narrated by Sean Astin of "Lord of the Rings" and"24."
Manufacturer: Weinstein Company
The hip series Project Runway is a pop culture sensation. International supermodel Heidi Klum returns as host, heading a glamorous panel of celebrities and fashion icons in search of the next star fashion designer. The third season of Bravo's reality hit boasted the most evenly matched upper roster of aspiring designers thus far in the series, and maintained the show's reign as one of the best in reality television (it's been nominated for an Emmy every year). It also featured not just one clichéd villain, but several: Keith, the impossibly arrogant menswear designer who believed he was "above" all challenges (and refusing to design the dog outfit mandated as part of that challenge); Jeffrey, the tattooed rock-star designer who was as condescending as he was innovative (yet, because of his bluntness, successful sobriety and impossibly cute son, you couldn't help but like the guy a little); and Vincent, the slightly perverse '80s-era designer who famously cashed out his 401(k) to try the business again and whom always seems two sandwiches short of a picnic. The season's challenges included making a dress out of materials from the contestants' apartments, modernizing the look of a fashion icon (from Audrey Hepburn to Madonna), and designing an evening gown for Miss USA (the later fallen Tara Conner) to wear in the Miss Universe pageant. Later in the season, the remaining finalists were able to jet off to Paris to be judged by designer Catherine Malandrino, whose criticisms were actually harsher than host Heidi Klum's ("You look rideeeculous," she tells one. "You look like a fehk pop stahr." ). Other guest judges during the season included Vera Wang, Kate Spade, Ivanka Trump, and Richard Tyler. Project Runway stands out from many other reality shows in that talent was actually a requisite and there was no audience voting to keep undeserving contestants in. Not to say there weren't any frustrating contenders overstaying their welcome (Take Angela, the farm girl who claimed her dresses were "mistaken for Yves Saint L...
Manufacturer: 20th Century Fox
Brand: 20TH Century Fox
Bad boys bad boys, whatcha gonna do? Filmed on location with the support of local law enforcement, this popular reality show is now heading into its 21st season. This is your chance to look back as police from various regions and departments pursue, restrain and arrest some of the worst low-lives and dumb criminals ever caught on camera. 2 DVDs. 1989-2008/color/6 hrs., 28 min/R.
Manufacturer: Big Vision
Brand: FIRST LOOK HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Grant, Jason, and the TAPS crew continue their record-breaking third season with a slew of spine-tingling investigations! From a seemingly haunted church to a World War II battleship, there is never shortage of supposed paranormal activity for the Ghost Hunters to seek to explain. Join the team as they investigate the mansion of a murdered Rhode Island governor and a haunted city hall. Then, go west, to an insane asylum in Seattle, a former Spanish fortress in San Francisco, and to Los Angeles for a tale of two Charlies – Manson and Chaplin that is! First, it’s up to the site of the Sharon Tate murder and then to Charlie Chaplin Studios which has been the source of many an interesting story of ghostly happenings both on and off screen! Plus a plethora of additional investigations and bonus footage never before seen on TV!
America's Next Top Model, Cycle 2 (2004) (3 Discs)
Manufacturer: CBS Home Entertainment
Brand: CBS Home Entertainment
The drama is high and the fashion is higher in the second season of the hugely popular AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL(TM). From a bartender to a wire stripper to an account executive, the twelve model hopefuls compete for the highly-coveted prizes and the admiration of Tyra Banks and her judges.Things get off to a tense start when the first assignment is in the nude, and one model refuses to pose. Although that is tame compared to what comes later as a contestant lets the studio lights go to her head and risks her relationship with the boyfriend she left back home. Find out who will fall victim to fashion and who will be AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL(TM) in this 3-disc DVD set including revealing special features.This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
It's the deadliest job on earth: crab fishing off the Alaska coast on the icy Bering Sea, home of the most violent waters on earth. During the five-day "season" a handful of adventurers will battle Arctic weather, brutal waves, and a ticking clock for a chance at big money in this modern day gold rush. Working around the clock, and often going days without sleep, this unique breed of men, part adventurer part fisherman, will set out upon an unforgettable odyssey. Sadly, all of them may not return. The world's last gold rush is coming to an end after this season. Starting in 2005 the Department of Fish and Game will give each boat a quota that they may catch at their leisure. This will be the last time King Crab will ever be fished in a frantic derby style. In Crabs 2005, ten one hour episodes will chronicle the struggle and adventure of six boats and their crews as they race against time to catch all the crab they can.Episodes:Green Horns - It's the first day of work at the world's most deadliest job. 1500 fishermen have converged on Dutch Harbor Alaska for the beginning of the 2005 Alaskan King Crab season. Each man is here to stake his claim on the fourteen million, two hundred and sixty-seven-thousand pounds of Alaskan King Crab and the chance at earning a years wages in just one week. There are 251 boats and 251 Captains with their own strategies for success in the high seas, high stakes business of crab fishing. Old Salts and novices known as greenhorns, make up the crews. One greenhorn is Bradford Davis, a 19-year old college kid proving that he is ready to take on any challenge, while another, is Eric Abrahamson, a 42-year old man looking for the challenge of a lifetime. Fisherman Kevin Davis is just happy for the chance to return. He survived falling overboard last season and now he is back to face his demons and the unrelenting Bering Sea.With a radio countdown, the season begins and the first pots are dumped into the sea. It will be many hours before all the pots are set and even longer before a...