Headsup: Friendly Aliens, Conquering Aliens and Dragons

There’s a lot of stuff that comes out all the time, and the companies are want your attention and mostly…your coin. But, you know, it’s your coin and you have to take care where you spend it. With these posts we try to take you through recent releases so you can make up your mind. If you find the info here to be of use, do us a favor and purchase stuff from Amazon through us. Especially if you were going to buy the stuff anyway. That gives us kickbacks, which help pay for things. Like the server. And coffee. And therapy. We thank you.

Doctor Who Series 6 Blu-Ray
Street Complete Collection DVD
V: Complete Second Season Blu-Ray

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Headsup: Pirates, Talking Animals, Young Werewolves and More…

There’s a lot of stuff that comes out all the time, and the companies are want your attention and mostly…your coin. But, you know, it’s your coin and you have to take care where you spend it. With these posts we try to take you through recent releases so you can make up your mind. If you find the info here to be of use, do us a favor and purchase stuff from Amazon through us. Especially if you were going to buy the stuff anyway. That gives us kickbacks, which help pay for things. Like the server. And coffee. And therapy. We thank you.

Lion King 3D Blu-Ray
Beauty and the Beast 3D Blu-Ray
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 3D Blu-Ray

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Win Madagascar: The Land Where Evolution Ran Wild on Blu-Ray!

Madagascar BBC Blu-Ray

It’s Madagascar from the BBC, narrated by David Attenborough. Don’t worry, he doesn’t sing “I Like to Move It, Move It.” Here’s what they have to say for themselves:

From the makers of the widely acclaimed natural history series, Life, comes a fascinating exploration of the mysterious island of Madagascar. Intimately filmed like never before, the series brings the weird, beautiful and distinctive qualities of this island to the screen for the first time. Lying just off the coast of Africa, Madagascar is a land of misty mountains, tropical rainforests and weird spiny desert scrub. It is here extraordinary wildlife has evolved in isolation to become bizarre and totally unique. Bonus features include Lemurs of Madagascar: A 40 minute special on the fascinating society of Madagascar’s most famous residents as they struggle for power and survival and Attenborough and the Giant Egg. In 1961, David Attenborough was handed a very special memento while filming in Madagascar: egg fragments belonging to the largest bird ever. Now, he returns to the island and asks whether it holds the clue to saving the country’s remaining wildlife.

You know we love Attenborough and we love BBC nature shows, so we’re happy as hell to have three copies of the Blu-Ray to give away. We’ve got three copies of the Blu-Ray to give away. Want to win one? Excellent. Here’s how that happens: you enter using the form below. Remember you can enter once a day. If we draw your name when the contest ends, you snag it! Good luck!
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Headsup: You Are a Human Animal And This is Human Planet

Human Planet: The Complete Series Blu-ray

The BBC does lots of things really well. In fact, I think the main reason BBC America doesn’t conduct itself better in the U.S. is because it’s paid off by the other networks. Let’s face it: after you’ve seen good British television, it’s hard to go back to standard American fare. However, one of the places where the BBC really kicks ass is in its nature documentaries. All you need to do to see the difference between the level of quality is watch something like Planet Earth or Blue Planet and then flip over to the National Geographic channel. The nature narrators here in the U.S., for the most part, sound like they’re talking to six year olds. This is nowhere more evident than in the U.S. vs. Brit versions of the series Life. Hold up Oprah Winfrey, who was chosen just for the name recognition and for sales (and as we’ve discussed on this site elsewhere, nobody can really blame the BBC for doing that)–against David Attenborough, who when narrating just about anything you can tell he has Been There and Done That.

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Win Earth and Space on Blu-Ray!

Earth and Space Blu-Ray

It’s Earth and Space, a hi-def boxed from The History Channel that is two-two-two series in one. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:

Watch as history and science, earth and space collide in EARTH AND SPACE, an epic collection of episodes from the premiere seasons of two landmark HISTORY series: The Universe and How the Earth Was Made. Containing all 26 episodes from the first seasons of both series on 6 blu-ray discs, the set also includes the bonus feature-length documentary “Beyond the Big Bang”.

A groundbreaking miniseries, The Universe employs cutting-edge CGI and stunning NASA footage to take viewers on an exhilarating voyage through the cosmos. From the farthest reaches of distant galaxies back to the familiar face of our moon, the mysteries of the heavens are brought down to earth. How the Earth Was Made travels the globe to reveal the physical processes that have shaped some of the most familiar locations and geological phenomena in the world.

We have a copy of the set to give away. Want to win it? Enter using the form below. Enter once a day if you like. If we draw your name when the contest ends, then you snag it. Good luck!
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