The History Channel was going to make its first drama presentation with this miniseries about the Kennedy family. The decision spurred controversy, and under pressure the History Channel removed itself from the project, The miniseries found a new home with the ReelzChannel and drew a large audience when it aired.
The eight-part series, now on DVD, captures the times and the Kennedys well. Tom Wilkinson portrays the elder Joe Kennedy and shows what a powerful man he was. Katie Holmes is believable as the much-admired Jackie Kennedy, while Greg Kinnear and Barry Pepper are excellent as Jack and Bobby.
The story features lots of political intrigue and behind-the-scenes maneuvering, making it a fascinating look at a period in our nation's history and a family that captivated the masses.
"The Dick Van Dyke Show: 50th Anniversary Edition"
Winner of 15 Emmy Awards, this classic show -- starring Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore -- is still seen daily all around the world. This five-disc set includes 20 of the show's best episodes, including the pilot. You also get bonus features, interviews with cast and producers, rehearsal footage and Emmy award clips honoring the show.
"Roseanne: Seasons One and Two"
"Roseanne," which starred Roseanne Barr and John Goodman, ran for nine seasons. The series revolved around a cash-strapped blue-collar family, setting it apart from so many other sitcoms on TV. The ensemble cast worked well together. Season One featured 23 episodes, while the second season had 24.
"3rd Rock From The Sun: Seasons One and Two"
John Lithgow, Kristen Johnston, French Stewart and Joseph Gordon-Levitt starred as aliens posing as a family in Ohio to study life on Earth. They hoped to fit in, but their oddball actions kept that from happening. Season one contains 20 episodes, while Season Two has 26.
"Lost Television Shows"
This five-disc set includes 18 hours of TV shows from the 1950s and '60s. Featured are "Lassie," "The Life of Riley," "You Bet Your Life," "Sea Hunt," "Mannix," "Dragnet," "Medic," "The Cisco Kid," "Peter Gunn," "Wagon Train," "Mister Ed," "I Married Joan" and more.
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"Ben Hur: 50th Anniversary Edition"
"Bruce Springsteen DVD Collection"
"Jackie Mason: One Angry Man"
"Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos"
"Ma & Pa Kettle Comedy Collection"
"Monkees: Season One and Two"
"Nirvana: Live at the Paramount"
"Transformers: Dark of the Moon"