Headsup: Let’s Talk About Sets, Baby!

Madam Secretary Complete SeriesMadam Secretary stars Téa Leoni as Elizabeth McCord, the shrewd, determined secretary of state who drives international diplomacy and circumvents protocol as she negotiates global and domestic issues, both at the White House and at home. A college professor and a brilliant former CIA analyst who left for ethical reasons, Elizabeth returned to public life at the request of President Conrad Dalton, who values McCord’s political leanings, deep knowledge of the Middle East, flair for languages and ability to not just think outside the box, but not even acknowledge there is a box. McCord’s team includes her chief of staff, Jay Whitman; policy advisor, Kat Sandoval; speechwriter, Matt Mahoney; press coordinator, Daisy Grant; and charming assistant, Blake Moran. As McCord debates third-world problems, confronts issues related to her decision to run for president, finesses foreign dignitaries at work and does battle with the president’s combative chief of staff, Russell Jackson, that’s just a warm-up for when she goes home to her supportive husband, theology-professor-turned-intelligence-operative Henry, and their three children, where “politics” and “compromise” take on new meaning.” — from CBS

As fans wave goodbye to the show that gave us great writing, an unforgettably strong and capable female lead, and the real-life romance between Téa Leoni and Tim Daly, Madam Secretary: The Final Season and Madam Secretary: The Complete Series are both now out on DVD. Bonus features on the final season are limited to deleted scenes, so if you’re big on extras, consider going for the complete series set, which boasts over four hours of special features (including featurettes, episode commentary, pilot episodes of other CBS favorites such as The Good Fight, Bull, and The Affair, a set tour, deleted and extended scenes, a making-of special, and more). On Amazon you can grab the final season DVD for $24.88 and the complete series set for $51.92 (which considering it has all six seasons plus the aforementioned extras is a fairly good deal).

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Headsup: Girls, Guns, and Genius

Disclaimer: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment requests we note that it provided a free copy of “Doom Patrol: The Complete First Season”. The opinions I share are my own.

Doom patrol season one“Following the mysterious disappearance of their leader, Dr. Niles Caulder (“The Chief”), these reluctant heroes will find themselves in a place they never expected to be, called to action by none other than Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse. Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of superpowered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them.” — from Warner Brothers

Doom Patrol: The Complete First Season is now out on DVD and Blu-ray, both of which include all fifteen episodes of Season One. Bonus features are limited to a gag reel, deleted scenes, and a “Come Visit Georgia” PSA (a shame since they could have done a lot with commentary, behind-the-scenes looks at costume and makeup, filming in Georgia, etc). The DVD and Blu-ray are both available on Amazon and are currently almost exactly the same price for a few cents under $20, so if you can, grab that Blu-ray while the price holds.

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Headsup: Two Pair and a Joker

Disclaimer: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment requests we note that it provided a free copy of Batman Ninja. The opinions I share are my own.

Gunsmoke Thirteenth Season Volume One Gunsmoke Thirteenth Season Volume Two
If you’re a fan of classic westerns, you’ll be happy to know that Season Thirteen of Gunsmoke is now out (spread across two DVD sets).  The series follows the adventures of iconic Old West hero Marshal Matt Dillon (played by Emmy Award nominee James Arness) as he strives to keep order amidst gunfights, bank robberies, murders, and other outlaw-ish activities, along with the help of his endearing deputy Festus Haggen (Ken Curtis).  Along for the ride are the alluring saloon mistress Miss Kitty (Emmy Award nominee Amanda Blake) and stalwart Doc Adams (Emmy Award winner Milburn Stone).  Volumes One and Two of Gunsmoke: The Thirteenth Season feature all twenty-five episodes of the 1967-1968 season (presented in color).  The only “bonus” features are original episodic trailers, which is a shame considering all they could have done with that; even though a lot of the cast and crew have gone to the big ranch in the sky, people like Burt Reynolds and Buck Taylor are still around (and I assume available to sit for a few hours to provide what would be very entertaining audio commentary).  That aside, if you’re a fan and want to make sure to get Season Thirteen on the shelf, this is your chance to grab it.  Both Volume One (fifteen episodes) and Volume Two (ten episodes) are currently available on Amazon for $22.96.

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Win Gunsmoke Season 3, Vol. 2 on DVD!

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The third season of Gunsmoke continues on DVD with this latest release coming in from Paramount and CBS DVD. If you want to snag a copy of this for yourself, you’re in luck: we have five copies here to part ways with. Enter using the form below and enter once a day–enter all our contests once a day, in fact–and if your name gets drawn, you snag a copy. Good luck.

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Win Gunsmoke Season 3, Vol. 1 on DVD!

Gunsmoke: The Third Season, Vol. 1 DVD cover art

Well, apparently we’ve got twenty seasons of this bad boy. So get comfortable. This time around we’re looking at the first volume of the third season, with twenty episodes. And we’ve got five copies of the thing, set up for your winning potential. Enter below and if we draw your name from the big prize sombrero, you win. It’s just that simple. And don’t forget–you can enter this and every other contest on the site exactly once a day.

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