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DVD Round-Up: ‘The Mentalist,’ ‘Dollhouse,’ ‘Lost Boys: The Thirst’

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CHICAGO – The DVD Round-Up is back to do some catch-up around the HollywoodChicago.com office of a few titles that either arrived a bit past their fresh-by date or we couldn’t find time to cover with full reviews. We still think you might want to know the details about these releases as you begin your holiday shopping, and so the DVD Round-Up returns. We hope you didn’t miss us too badly.

“The Mentalist: The Complete Second Season” was released on DVD on September 21st, 2010.

“Dollhouse: The Complete Season 2” and “Lost Boys: The Thirst” were released on DVD on October 12th, 2010.

“The Mentalist: The Complete Second Season”

The Mentalist: The Complete Second Season
Photo credit: Warner Bros.

Synopsis: “California Bureau of investigation consultant Patrick Jane (Simone Baker in his Emmy-nominated role) has a blatant lack of protocol but is self-assured and driven. The former “psychic” uses his talent for seeing the clues everyone else misses to solve the most baffling crimes. But there’s more than crime that makes this season a must-see: Lisbon and Cho reveal hints about their troubled pasts. Violence fells one CBI boss, and the new boss seems more interested in authority than teamwork. And as the Van Pelt-Rigsby relationship heats up, is threatened to cool down their careers. Match wits with the 23-Episode, 5-Disc Season Two of the hit series that balances nimble humor with dark thrills.”

“The Mentalist” stars Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Owain Yeoman, Tim Kang, and Amanda Righetti. It was created by Bruno Heller. It is not rated and runs 985 minutes. The show is presented in matted widescreen and accompanied by an English Dolby Digital 5.1 track.

Special Features:
o “Mentalism: A Subliminal Art”
o “The Art Of The Mentalist With Chris Long
o “Lost Evidence”

“Dollhouse: The Complete Season 2”

Dollhouse: The Complete Season 2
Photo credit: Fox

Synopsis: “From creative mastermind Joss Whedon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) comes the stunning final season of this sexy thriller that that will reveal all the secrets and complete your collection! As Dollhouse continues to provide its elite clientele with “actives” - human beings imprinted with the personas of whomever the client wants them to be - its mind-altering technology spins dangerously out of control. Now, an unlikely alliance must attempt to destroy the sinister corporation behind the facade. And, as the lovely, lethal active Echo (Eliza Dushku) struggles with the memories of her past, she must unlock the deadly secret that will ultimately determine the fate of all mankind.”

“Dollhouse” stars Eliza Dushku, Olivia Williams, Tahmoh Penikett, Fran Kranz, Dichen Lachman, Harry Lennix, and Enver Gjokaj. It was created by Joss Whedon. It is not rated and runs 645 minutes. The show is presented in 1.78:1 widescreen and accompanied by an English Dolby Digital 5.1 track.

Special Features:
o “Defining Moments”
o “Looking Back”
o Commentaries on Select Episodes
o Deleted Scens and Outtakes

“Lost Boys: The Thirst”

Lost Boys: The Thirst
Photo credit: Warner Bros.

Synopsis: “As the lost boys and girls of San Cazador prepare to party under the Blood Moon, an alpha vampire conspires to turn these unsuspecting ravers into an army of undead. The only thing that stands between him and the annihilation of the entire human race is the infamous vampire fighting Frog Brothers. Armed with double-barrel holy water balloon launchers and multi-arrow crossbows, Edgar (Corey Feldman) and Alan Frog (Jamison Newlander) join forces to kick some blood-sucker butt in this latest high-energy, action packed adventure in the Lost Boys franchise. ”

“Lost Boys: The Thirst” stars Corey Feldman, Tanit Phoenix, and Jamison Newlander. It was written by Hans Rodionoff & Evan Charnov and directed by Dario Piana. It is rated R and runs 81 minutes. The film is presented in 1.85:1 widescreen and accompanied by an English Dolby Digital 5.1 track.

Special Features:
o Charisma Carpenter Hosts “The Art of Seduction: Vampire Love”

HollywoodChicago.com content director Brian Tallerico

By BRIAN TALLERICO
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brian@hollywoodchicago.com

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