Entourage's Vincent Chase acquires a porn star girlfriend and a drug habit, while the Robot Chicken team spoof Star Wars for the third (and final?) time.
Entourage: The Complete Seventh Season
The penultimate season of the HBO series that everyone once loved and now mostly loves to hate arrives on DVD just as the show takes its final victory lap with the last batch of episodes following on-again, off-again movie star Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) and his small group of hangers-on. In case you've forgotten (and really, who remembers what actually happens on this show anyway?), this was the season where Vince takes a walk on the wild side by dating porn star Sasha Grey (playing herself) and in general doing really stupid shit, while Eric launches a new TV series potentially featuring a role for Drama and Ari fights with his wife again. (Turtle's in the mix too, of course, but be honest... do you really care?)
Extras: Commentary tracks on three episodes and two featurettes, including one that bills itself as "an inside look into the world of adult film star Sasha Grey." If that means we get to see her naked, I'm not sure that really counts as an "exclusive" bonus feature.
Robot Chicken: Star Wars III
Though billed as the final Robot Chicken enhanced Star Wars spoof, one should never rule out the possibility of a -- dare I say it? -- prequel trilogy. Though each chapter has brought with it diminishing returns, this third outing does feature some very funny gags as well as an eclectic vocal cast that ranges from Zac Efron and Adrianne Palicki to Donald Faison and Rachel Leigh Cook.
Extras: As has been the case in the past, the extras are just as funny as the main feature, particularly the lively, revealing audio commentaries featuring most of the cast and crew. There's also video commentary for each sketch, footage from the premiere at the Skywalker Ranch and an appearance by some lowly production guy named George Lucas.
ER: Season 15
The long-running NBC medical drama signed off two years ago in a final season that included cameo appearances by such famous alumni as Julianna Margulies, Noah Wyle and George Clooney. Oh yeah, and there were stories featuring the then-current cast as well, but c'mon... you know you only watched to see when and how good ol' Dr. Ross was going to pop up.
Extras: Deleted scenes and a retrospective featurette.
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Before a last-minute deal with DirecTV saved it, Damages: The Complete Third Season was going to be the legal thriller's last year. But now it looks like we'll have Glenn Close's steely lawyer Patty Hewes to roll our eyes at another day. Despite its penchant for killing off most of its cast members, the British spy serial MI-5 is still chugging along, with the release of its latest batch of episodes on the set MI-5: Volume 9. Finally, as a new Thundercats animated series readies itself for a late-July launch on Cartoon Network, re-visit the vintage '80s version courtesy of Thundercats: Season 1, Part 1. If you're still interested in a reboot after witnessing this slice of animated cheese, you have only yourself to blame.
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