Holiday Gift Guide 2015 – TV Shows

Posted in Top Stories by - November 25, 2015
Holiday Gift Guide 2015 – TV Shows

We have arrived at the time of year again in which we show our loved ones how much we love them! What better way to spread the joy of the holidays than to share the gift of TV. We’ve put together an elite collection of gift ideas in our Holiday Gift Guide for the TV lover in your group of friends and family! Let us know in the comments what you plan on building for your loved ones!

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Empire Season 1: Collectible Gold Record Edition

Empire Season 1 features iconic music performances from an all-star cast which includes Terrence Howard (BET Award winner for Best Actor), Taraji P. Henson (Critics’ Choice Television Award winner for Best Actress in a Drama Series, BET Award winner for Best Actress, Emmy nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series), Bryshere Y. “Yazz” Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers, Grace Gealey, Malik Yoba and Kaitlin Doubleday.

Synopsis:

Set within a world of music, glamour, danger and power, EMPIRE is about a family dynasty that follows the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne. And now, own the original story from the groundbreaking series on November 3rd as Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment,
brings you the special Director’s Cut, from Lee Daniels plus a collectible soundtrack and featured character cards.

Special Features:

  • Pilot Episode – Director’s Cut
  • Exclusive Soundtrack Including Never-Before-Released Songs
  • Collectible Packaging for the Ultimate “EMPIRE” Fan!
  • Featurette: EMPIRE: It’s in the Music
  • Featurette: The EMPIRE of Style
  • Special Feature: Commentary on the “Pilot”

Buy: Empire Season 1: Collectible Gold Record Edition

 

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American Horror Story: Freak Show

Step inside “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” the terrifyingly twisted reincarnation of TV’s most shockingly original series. Jessica Lange leads an extraordinary, award-winning cast that includes Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson and Michael Chiklis. Lange plays Elsa Mars, the proprietor of a troupe of human “curiosities” on a desperate journey of survival in the sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida in 1952. Her menagerie of performers includes a two-headed, telepathic twin (Paulson), a take-charge bearded lady (Bates), a vulnerable strongman (Chiklis) and his sultry, three-breasted wife (Bassett).  But the strange emergence of a dark entity will savagely threaten the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike.

 


Blu-ray/DVD Special Features:

  • “American Horror Story: Freak Show” Extra-Ordinary Artists
  • Two Heads Are Better Than One
  • The Camp
  • Freaklore: The Spectre of Edward Mordrake
  • The Premiere

Buy: American Horror Story’s Most Twisted – Season 4 Bluray/DVD

 

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VIKINGS Season 3 Blu-ray

Prepare to raid and wage battle once again, in an ancient kingdom dominated by vengeance, lust and thrilling conquest, in Season 3 of VIKINGS. The gripping family saga of Ragnar, Rollo, Lagertha and Bjorn continues as loyalties are questioned and bonds of blood are tested. Now king of his people, Ragnar remains a restless wanderer, leading his band of Norse warriors on epic adventures from the shores of Essex to the mythical city of Paris. But stunning betrayals and hidden dangers will test Ragnar’s courage and strength like never before. The Season 3 Blu-ray™ and DVD include nearly two hours of extra content sure to please the most die-hard fans of the series.

VIKINGS Season 3 Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Blu-ray Exclusive – The Guide to the Gods – An interactive exploration of the various Gods in
  • Nordic mythological lore, which include: Odin, Thor, Loki, Frigg, Baldr, Hel, Freyja, Freyr and
  • Njordr.
  • Blu-ray Exclusive – Extended Versions of All Episodes
  • Athelstan’s Journal (Parts 1 and 2) – Provides insight into the character of “Athelstan,” as he
  • seeks answers about his direction in life and seeking the honorable path.
  • Heavy is the Head: The Politics of King Ragnar’s Rule
  • A City Under Siege: Creating and Attacking Paris
  • Audio Commentary on “Born Again” and “Breaking Point” featuring Michael Hirst and
  • Linus Roache (EXTENDED)
  • Deleted Scenes

VIKINGS Season 3 DVD Special Features:

  • Athelstan’s Journal (Parts 1 and 2)
  • Heavy is the Head: The Politics of King Ragnar’s Rule
  • A City Under Siege: Creating and Attacking Paris
  • Deleted Scenes

Buy: Vikings Season 3 Blu Ray

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Fresh Off The Boat: The Complete First Season

“Fresh Off The Boat” Season One

Join TV’s Funniest New Family and flashback to the 90’s! 12-year old hip-hop enthusiast Eddie Huang (Hudson Yang) and his family make their way from D.C.’s Chinatown to Orlando where his dad, Louis (Randall Park) tries to make his new steakhouse a success. His mom, Jessica (Constance Wu) aims to understand the culture clash and dominate suburbia. While his brothers fit right in, Eddie’s still tries to get a seat at the table – any table – in the school cafeteria. Bullies on the bus may get him down, but Eddie can bust a move and wield a fajita like nobody’s business! Go behind the scenes of this breakout sitcom inspired by renowned Chef Eddie Huang’s bestselling memoir.

Special Features:

  •  Fresh Facts Trivia Track
  •  Gag Reel

Buy: Fresh Off The Boat: The Complete First Season

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A.D.: The Bible Continues

About A.D.: The Bible Continues:

From executive producers Roma Downey (“The Bible”) and Mark Burnett (“The Bible,” “The Voice”) comes an uplifting spiritual journey through the later chapters of biblical history. “A.D. The Bible Continues” picks up where the smash hit miniseries “The Bible” left off, continuing the greatest story ever told and exploring the exciting and inspiring events that followed the Crucifixion of Christ. Set in a world of bloody Roman oppression, and bitter political rivalries, the struggle to control The Holy Land unfolds between the Apostles, Pontius Pilate, Caiaphas, the Zealots, and the Herod Family struggle to control The Holy Land. The series aired on NBC and was produced by LightWorkers Media with Burnett, Downey and Richard Bedser serving as executive producers.

Featuring an extraordinary international cast, thrilling action and amazing visual effects, A.D.: The Bible Continues is a must-own release which arrives just in time for the holidays, completing your collection with the #1 miniseries of all time The Bible, and the film, Son of God. The four-disc Blu-ray™ and DVD set dives deeper into the making of the iconic tale with over 45 minutes of exclusive features. Audiences will be captivated by the special features which include the following:

Continuing the Bible – Roma Downey and Mark Burnett discuss their decision to create a sequel to

the “The Bible” – how the project came to be, why it is different from “The Bible,” and how the story

begins and evolves.

  •  Casting A.D. – An epic miniseries means an epic sized cast. Visit the actors on and off set as they discuss their characters and share their stories of coming to the project.
  • The Past Comes Alive – Get a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of several key scenes, including the baptism of Saul, the elaborate arrival of high Roman officials, and banquet feasts in Pilate’s palace courtyard.
  • Touring the Sets – The production designers discuss recreating the world of 33 A.D. Jerusalem, and showcase the massive sets built for the show which includes:
    • Pilate’s Palace
    •  The streets of Jerusalem and the safe house, as shown by Adam Levy (Peter).
    •  The temple exterior and plaza, toured by Richard Coyle (Caiaphas)
    •  A tour of the streets with Pastor Charles Jenkins and his wife commenting on the authentic feel of the sets and set dressing
  • The Fabric of the Time – Explore the massive feat of dressing cast and extras in period costume.
  • Tour the costume tent and visit with many of the actors as they show us the elaborate detail that went into creating their garments, including a time lapse of Pablo Di Pace as Jesus being made up for the crucifixion.
  • Recreating the Power of God – Join visual effects supervisor Martin Davison as he discusses bringing the power of God to life in A.D. through practical and visual effects.

Buy: A.D.: The Bible Continues

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 Lost In Space: The Complete Adventures

Danger, Will Robinson! Danger! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment pays tribute to one of the most iconic television series of all-time as “Lost in Space” – The Complete Series arrives on Blu-ray for the first time ever on September 15.

Running from 1965-1968, this collection allows fans to bring home Irwin Allen’s intergalactic family saga that earned an enormous following of devoted fans over the years. Set in the space age future of 1997, follow the heart-racing, cliff-hanging adventures of John Robinson™ and his family aboard the Jupiter 2™, along with Robot B-9™ and the delightfully devious Dr. Zachary Smith™.

Produced with Space Productions, Inc. and Synthesis Entertainment, this massive 18-disc set contains all 83 episodes remastered in high definition, and over seven hours of exciting extras with recently discovered content you won’t find anywhere else in the galaxy. It’s out-of-this-world fun for everyone! Highlights include new commentaries on classic episodes with the original cast, 50th anniversary interviews with the original series cast and hours of archive footage offering incredible and unprecedented access into Irwin Allen’s personal archives. In addition, the Blu-ray includes an exclusive cast performance of Bill Mumy’s unproduced 1980 epilogue script, featuring Mumy, Angela Cartwright, Marta Kristen, Mark Goddard and more!

Blu-ray Special Features

All-New Extras – Produced with Will Robinson Himself, Bill Mumy!

  • New On-Camera Original Cast Interviews Featuring Bill Mumy, Mark Goddard, Angela
  • Cartwright, Marta Kristen, Guy Williams Jr. & Toni Williams
  • Original Cast Audio Commentaries
    • “No Place to Hide” (Un-Aired Pilot/Long Version) w/ Bill Mumy, Mark Goddard, Angela Cartwright, Marta Kristen and Mike Clark
    • “My Friend, Mr. Nobody” w/ Bill Mumy, Mark Goddard, Angela Cartwright, Marta Kristen and Mike Clark
    •  “Attack of the Monster Plants” w/ Bill Mumy, Mark Goddard, Angela Cartwright, Marta Kristen and Mike Clark
    • “Return From Outer Space” w/ Bill Mumy, Mark Goddard, Angela Cartwright, Marta Kristen, Kevin Burns and Mike Clark
    • “The Phantom Family” w/ Bill Mumy, Mark Goddard, Angela Cartwright, Marta Kristen and Mike Clark
    • “The Anti-Matter Man” w/ Bill Mumy, Mark Goddard, Angela Cartwright, Marta Kristen and Mike Clark
    • “The Promised Planet” w/ Bill Mumy, Mark Goddard, Angela Cartwright, Marta Kristen and Mike Clark
    • “The Great Vegetable Rebellion” w/ Bill Mumy, Mark Goddard, Angela Cartwright, Marta Kristen and Mike Clark
  • “Lost in Space: The Epilogue” – Special Cast Reunion Performance of Bill Mumy’s 1980 Un-Produced Script w/ Bill Mumy, Mark Goddard, Marta Kristen, Angela Cartwright, Veronica Cartwright, Guy Williams Jr., Toni Williams, Kevin Burns and Robot B9) Archive Material
  •  “No Place to Hide” – Original Un-Aired Pilot (Version #1/Long Version)
  • “No Place to Hide” – Original Un-Aired Pilot (Version #2/Short Version)
  • Guy Williams Screen Test for “Lost in Space” (1964)
  • Bob May’s Home Movies (1965)
  • “Lost in Space” 1965 CBS Advertisers and Affiliates Presentation
  • “Seven Wonderful Nights” Lost In Space Excerpt (1965/66 CBS Promo w/ Dick Van Dyke)
  • CBS Network Season One Television Spots (1965)
  • CBS Network Season Two Television Spots (1966)
  • CBS Network Preemption Bumpers w/ Jonathan Harris and the Robot (Season Two)
  • “Lost in Space” Season Two / Main Title (with alternate/unused theme music by Warren Barker)
  • “Lost in Space” Special FX Outtakes (1965-68) (w/ “Lost in Space” Rare Music Outtakes)
  • Original Dick Strout Fox Promotional Interview with June Lockhart and Guy Williams (1966)
  • Original Dick Strout Fox Promotional Interview with Jonathan Harris (1966)
  • “Lost in Space” Animated Special (1973)
  • Syndication TV Spots (1970s)
  • Syndication TV Spots (1983)
  • “Studs in Space” Promo #1 (Radio Promo for STUDS) (“Classic TV”)(1992)
  • “Studs in Space” Promo #2 (Radio Promo for STUDS) (“I’m Thinking”)(1992)
  • Never-before-released 20th Anniversary Interview with Irwin Allen (1985)
  • “The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen” (1996)
  • “Lost in Space Memories” (Program Interstitials for “The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen”)
  • (1996)
  • “Lost in Space Forever” (Segment with Dr. Smith, Robot and Will Robinson Only) (1998)
  • “Never Fear, Smith is Here” (Jonathan Harris A&E Biography) (2002)
  • “Lost in Space” Animated Series Pitch (2005) (by Scott O’Brien)
  • “The Ballad of William Robinson” (Music Video by Bill Mumy)
  • Jonathan Harris and Al Lewis on MANCOW (Chicago Radio Show)

Original CBS Network Versions of Original Episodes:

  • “The Reluctant Stowaway”
  • “The Derelict”
  • “The Magic Mirror”
  • “Follow the Leader”
  • “Blast off into Space”
  • “Target Earth”

Photo Galleries:

  • Publicity Stills
  • Episode Stills
  • Behind-the-Scenes Stills
  • Vintage Merchandise
  • Props
  • Artwork

Buy: Lost In Space: The Complete Adventures

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