New TV on DVD Releases for the Week of April 14 2009

Here is a list of the new TV DVD Releases for the week of April 14 2009 (for movie releases head over to Daemon’s Movies):

Must Rent

Skins Volume 2 DVD

Skins (Volume 2)

Synopsis: The series is set six months after the conclusion of the first. Tony is alive after being hit by a bus, but he is now severely mentally impaired despite having no apparent physical injuries. The first episode focuses on Maxxie and Tony and features comedian Bill Bailey as Maxxie’s father.

Recommendations: I never ended up watching the first series, but have heard a lot of good things about it, which I think definitely warrants a rental.

Buy it: SKINS (Volume 2) on Amazon


House of Saddam DVD

House of Saddam

Synopsis: House of Saddam is a 2008 drama that charts the rise and fall of Saddam Hussein.

Cast: Yigal Naor, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Philip Arditti, Mounir Margoum, Agni Scott, Shivani Ghai, Amber Rose Revah, Christine Stephen-Daly, Saïd Taghmaoui, Saïd Amadis, Uri Gavriel, Amr Waked, Makram Khoury, Daniel Lundh, Akbar Kurtha

Recommendations: I ended up missing this when it was on HBO mostly because I thought it might be too depressing to watch at the time. That said I’m still curious about it.

Buy it: HOUSE OF SADDAM on Amazon


Lost in Austen DVD

Lost in Austen

Synopsis: Amanda Price a frustrated romantic who discovers a gateway in her flat to her favourite world – the world of Pride and Prejudice. But is the “true” story in danger of being thrown off track by her presence?

Cast: Jemima Rooper, Alex Kingston, Hugh Bonneville, Elliot Cowan, Gemma Arterton

Recommendations: This looks like a fun little story. It’s one of those miniseries that you end up watching when you want to be cheered up and not think about anything.

Buy it: LOST IN AUSTEN on Amazon


Wings DVD

Wings (The Final Season)

Synopsis: Wings was set at the fictional “Tom Nevers Field” airport, a small airport in Nantucket, Massachusetts, where the Hackett brothers operated Sandpiper Airlines along with Fay.

Cast: Timothy Daly, Steven Weber, Crystal Bernard, David Schramm, Rebecca Schull, Thomas Haden Church, Amy Yasbeck, Tony Shalhoub, Farrah Forke

Recommendations: I hadn’t heard of this show, but it does seem to have a great cast.

Buy it: WINGS on Amazon