Birthday Pick: Favorite Birthday-Themed Episodes
I decided to make a small list of my favorite birthday-themed episodes since it is my birthday, but also because this blog turned 1 last week and I completely forgot! So enjoy the list.
PS: I also made a list on IMDB, which I will probably be adding more to in the near future. But until then, these are the ones that really stuck with me over the years.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 2, Episode 13 - Surprise
Buffy’s 17th birthday bash turns deadly when pieces of the judge arrive in Sunnydale and Jenny’s gypsy uncle tasks her with a mission to get Angel away from Buffy.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 6, Episode 14 - Older and Far Away
It’s another Buffy birthday, but the neglect Dawn’s been feeling (and wishing to fix) inadvertently causes everyone to be trapped in the house… with a large demon that can go through walls.
Community: Season 2, Episode 19 - Critical Film Studies
Everyone has gone all-out with a Pulp Fiction-themed party for Abed’s birthday, but he has a different movie homage planned for the evening.
The Office: Season 2, Episode 19 - Michael’s Birthday
Michael is excited for his birthday, but Dwight is the only one ready to celebrate. Everyone else is concerned for Kevin, who is waiting for the results of a skin cancer test.
Rugrats: Season 1, Episode 1 - Tommy’s First Birthday
Tommy is convinced that if he eats dog food he will become a dog.
Sex and the City: Season 4, Episode 1 - The Agony of ‘Ex’-tacy
Carrie gets stood up by everyone on her 35th birthday and it causes her to think about her future.
The Simpsons: Season 3, Episode 1 - Stark Raving Dad
Lisa’s birthday is coming up and Bart struggles to think of a good gift. Meanwhile, Homer is sent to a mental institution due to a mix-up, but comes home with someone who just may be able to help Bart pull off the best gift ever.
Birthday Pick: Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
My Rating: 5 out of 5
Director: J. Lee Thompson
Since it is my birthday, I’m of course going to watch this crazy slasher! It’s a rare gem to come out of the slasher-obsessed ’80s, and is greatly under appreciated. Add in some bizarre death scenes and a great score and you have a real cult classic!
Star Trek: Enterprise - Season Two comes to blu-ray August 20th.
The 6-disc set is available for pre-order here, which is currently discounted from the list price of $119.99 SRP (nope, not a typo). Here’s the product description:
Season: Two will include six discs with all 26 episodes, as well as deleted scenes, outtakes and newly produced features.
Among the new features are:
“In Conversation: The First Crew” offers fans an intimate, candid reunion between the main cast along with recurring guest stars, as they share their most memorable moments from filming and behind-the-scenes.
“Destination Unknown: Uncharted Territory” is a three-part retrospective that examines the making of the second season, particularly the introduction of the controversial Xindi arc.
In addition, the Blu-ray includes a collection of newly produced commentary from series creators Rick Berman and Brannon Braga, star Connor Trinneer and director Jim Conway, among others.
Rectify Season 1 Press Release
The Sundance Channel’s critically acclaimed series just finished its freshman run and is now coming to stores. It has already been renewed for a second season to start sometime in 2014.
“A revelation that sets a new standard…a game-changer.”
- Los Angeles Times
SENTENCED TO DIE
CONDEMNED TO LIVE
ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT RELEASES
SUNDANCE CHANNEL’S RECTIFY,
THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON
ON DVD JUNE 18, 2013
All 6 Episodes and Bonus Features!
Beverly Hills, CA - As part of its recently announced agreement with AMC Networks, Anchor Bay Entertainment is set to release the complete first season DVD of the most compelling new series on TV, Sundance Channel’s “RECTIFY,” on June 18th. The two-disc set contains all 6 hour-long episodes of the Sundance Channel’s critically-acclaimed series that created buzz among critics and broke new ground in style and substance when it premiered in April. The DVD campaign builds on this excitement with an accelerated release that is only weeks after the season finale that aired May 20th. The release also features bonus materials which explore the creation of this unique character study of a man recently released from prison and now trying to put his life back together in his old hometown. The DVD set will have an SRP of $29.98.
After 19 years on death row for the rape and murder of his teenage girlfriend, Daniel Holden (Aden Young) is going home. His conviction has been vacated due to new DNA evidence. Now he has to return to a world he no longer knows and his reentry into the outside world may be as unforgiving as prison. Daniel is haunted by the past, dogged by the present, and uncertain of the future. As he struggles to adapt to his new life, his homecoming reignites the fears of a small town and threatens to shatter his family’s fragile peace. Daniel’s alleged crime divided a community. Will his freedom tear it in half?
Bonus Features Include:
- Sundance On Set: RECTIFY
- Meet the Cast
- Inside Job: Behind The Scenes
- Inside The Episode With Ray McKinnon
- Behind The Screen
“RECTIFY” was created and written by Ray McKinnon (The Accountant, That Evening Sun, Mud) and executive produced by Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein (the team behind “Breaking Bad”). Along with Aden Young (Killer Elite, The Tree), the series features Abigail Spencer (Cowboys and Aliens, Oz The Great and Powerful), J. Smith-Cameron (“True Blood,” Margaret), Luke Kirby (Take This Waltz, “Slings and Arrows”), Clayne Crawford (A Walk To Remember), Adelaide Clemens (The Great Gatsby, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D), Bruce McKinnon (The Way Home), Jake Austin Walker (The Chaperone), Michael O’Neill (“Vegas,” “NCIS”) and Hal Holbrook (Into the Wild).
RECTIFY: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON DVD
Street Date: June 18, 2013
Run Time: 272 Minutes
Format: Widescreen Presentation 1.78:1 (16x9)
Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH
THE HANGOVER PART III is in theaters today
ROOKIE BLUE season 4 premieres tonight at 10pm on ABC
Once Upon a Time Season 2 Press Release
I reported info on the season 2 set a few weeks back, but details on special features were not included at the time. Now ABC/Disney Studios haven issued a press release giving all the info. Season 3 airs Sundays this Fall on ABC. The spin-off, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, begins airing Thursdays this Fall on ABC.
Magic Is Back
ONCE UPON A TIME:
THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON
A Whole New Chapter Arrives On
Blu-ray and DVD August 13, 2013
Relive every thrilling moment of the fairy tale-inspired series when “Once Upon a Time: The Complete Second Season” casts its tantalizing spell onto Blu-ray/DVD. The curse is broken, magic has arrived, and there’s no telling what - or who - will be unleashed! Now the exiled fairy tale characters must grapple with a flood of awakened memories as they come to grips with their new “reality.” Old loyalties will be tested, new heroes will emerge, and vengeful villains will wreak havoc. Amidst the backdrop of previously unexplored lands and a newly magical Storybrooke, love and sacrifice will set the stage for the ultimate battle between good and evil.
From Storybrooke to Fairy Tale Land and beyond, experience all the mystery, romance, action and adventure of the second season of “Once Upon a Time.” Featuring all 22 remarkable episodes and exclusive bonus features, this must-own, five-disc boxed set is pure enchantment on an epic scale. “Once Upon a Time” stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O’Donoghue as Hook, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry Mills, Meghan Ory as Red Riding Hood/Ruby and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold.
- A Fractured Family Tree - Explore the tangled magical genealogy behind the series’ fairytale family.
- Sincerely, Hook - Set sail with Colin O’Donoghue (Killian Jones/Captain Hook) and learn more about the man behind the hook.
- Girl Power - Enjoy a high impact look at Storybrooke’s fearless females as they fight for love and justice between the realms of magic and reality.
- The Fairest Bloopers of Them All - Fans will laugh-out-loud with outtakes from the latest season.
- Deleted Scenes - Experience never-before-seen moments from the magical series.
- Audio Commentaries - Join the cast and crew as they share details about what it was like to make each spellbinding episode come to life.
ONCE UPON A TIME: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON
Release Date: 8/13/13
5-Disc DVD: SRP $45.99
5-Disc BD: SRP $79.99
Rating: TVPG LV
Run Time: Approximately 946 minutes (22 episodes)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Languages/Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Smash - Season Two hits stores August 6th.
The sophomore season of the recently cancelled series is coming to DVD. The 4-disc set is priced at $44.98 SRP. There are no details on special features at this time, nor any word on a “complete series” set. Before officially cancelled, the showrunner admitted to constructing the season finale as a series finale to wrap everything up.
the 2-hour series finale airs Sunday, May 26th at 9pm on NBC.