The writer’s strike cut short the second season of the blockbuster TV show, 24. But you can squeeze more out of the first season with the special edition DVD set. These DVDs include 5 extended episodes, 25 deleted scenes and, our favorite, an alternate season finale ending! For die hard fans there’s also a documentary on the making of 24.
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This DVD comes hot on the heels of Live Nation’s successful soundboard series of CD’s more commonly know as “Instant Live”, and is a veritable nirvana (excuse the pun) for fans of “The Cult” as it gives you the chance to catch the band up close, minus overdubs, in a sweaty theatre. Filmed in High Definition and partly shot by fans this release captures “The Cult” live at The Fillmore East, at the end of their 2006 US tour. With much of the set list unchanged in format and content across the whole of this tour, this 17 track DVD captures the band largely as they were when this tour hit the UK in the September of the same year. One thing you have to be aware of with this DVD, the third official release from “The Cult” is that it fails to deliver where their previous DVD outputs have excelled. This package comes with a minimalist presentation and with a poorly balanced soundboard mix that simply doesn’t go anywhere doing the bands powerhouse live delivery no justice. But for completists of “The Cult” (like myself) this is essential stuff. This set is both heavy on nostalgia and heavy on the aforementioned drum and vocal mix. The touring house band of John Tempesta (drums), Mike Dimkitch (guitar), and Chris Wyse (bass) playing perfect foil to the dynamic duo of Duffy and Astbury.
There Will Be Blood won the 2007 best cinematography award. Daniel Day-Lewis won the best actor award his leading role. And from the first minutes of this epic and you’ll see how well deserved both awards are. There Will Be Blood tells the story of a oilman (Day-Lewis) seeking wealth during California’s oil boom. We won’t give away any of the plot except to say that this flick is rated R and that, yes, there will be blood. See the preview, below.