It’s the art book covering both of the new (and actually good this time) Planet of the Apes films. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species. This is the stunning art book for the newest chapters in the legendary science-fiction series, Planet of the Apesâ„¢, covering Rise of Planet of the Apesâ„¢ and Dawn of Planet of the Apesâ„¢. Produced in close cooperation with the filmmakers, this action-packed treasure trove features a foreword by director Matt Reeves, exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes photos and a wealth of breathtaking production art.
It’s the first season of DCI Banks, out on a two-disc set from BBC Home Video, starring Stephen Tompkinson and Andrea Lowe. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:
Fire engulfs two canal boats in a deliberate act of arson over a million-dollar painting. A woman is found dead on the moors with her throat slashed in a case eerily close to the murder of a young girl in the center of town. The teenage daughter of Chief Superintendent Rydell goes missing. Season One of DCI Banks presents these three chilling stories and follows the tenacious Inspector Banks and his headstrong partner Annie Cabbott as they attempt to put an end to these gruesome crimes. Watch as the unlikely duo encounter shocking twists and turns and stunning revelations on their path to set things right. Based on the bestselling Inspector Banks novels by Peter Robinson.
It’s another item from BBC Home Video, the first season of Scott and Bailey on DVD, has all six episodes across two discs. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:
A thrilling investigative drama exploring the personal and professional lives of two female detectives, from award-winning writer Sally Wainwright. Detective Constable Rachel Bailey is 30, down-to-earth, noisy, argumentative, and single. Her partner, Detective Constable Janet Scott, is 40, a diplomat and a thinker, as well as a wife and mother. They both work for Manchester Metropolitan Police’s prestigious Murder Investigation Team and, despite the obvious differences between them, the fact that they are often thrown together in difficult situations means they have developed a robust friendship. Each episode sees Rachel and Janet face a serious crime that is both challenging and emotionally difficult, as well as cope with their own complex personal lives.
So BBC Home Video made us an offer we couldn’t refuse, so be sure to thank them for providing us ammunition for some more giveaways. Gotta love it. In this case, it’s Death in Paradise, a Cosette-approved mystery series with eight episodes across two discs. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:
Sent to the tiny island of Saint-Marie to solve a mysterious murder, quintessentially British cop Richard Poole is a complete fish out of water. Awaiting Richard is a ramshackle station and a very different type of policing. His new partner, Camille Bordey, is instinctive, feisty, and brilliant, and the rest of the team certainly has its own unique way of doing things. Though Richard would never admit it, they make a perfect team, and with a new mind-boggling mystery to solve in every episode, Death in Paradise will intrigue and tantalize.
That’s Ben Miller as Richard with Sara Martins as Camille. Red Dwarf fans, take note: Danny John-Jules is also among the cast. We have a spare copy of the DVD to give away. Want to win it? Here’s the deal, just like it was before: you can enter the contest once a day using the form below. A month from now, we’ll draw the winner and announce it on this page. Good luck!
It’s The Wobbit: A Parody by National Lampoon. It’s “the sequel to the parody of the sequel to the prequel to The Lord of the Rings.” It’s out from Touchstone. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:
It’s Shadow on the Mesa, starring Kevin Sorbo, hitting from Hallmark on December 17th. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:
When Wes Rawlins (Wes Brown), one of the West’s most proficient bounty hunters, decides to avenge his mother’s death, he sets his sights on his estranged father, Ray Eastman (Kevin Sorbo). When he tracks Eastman down, he ends up becoming embroiled in a battle over his homestead and finds himself drawing closer to the father he never knew.