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The Latest DVD, Blu Ray & VOD Releases

By John Moore

The Latest DVD, Blu Ray & VOD Releases

Saved By The Bell: the Complete Collection (Shout Factory!)
Surprisingly, the TV series Saved By The Bell was only around for four years, but the cringeworthy at times show remains a pop culture touchstone to this day for these in the lower reaches of Generation X. Shout Factory! has compiled every single episode of the series onto a massive 16-disc boxset, housed in a very cool locker box. Impressively enough, the 118 episodes here are from all three series: Good Morning, Miss Bliss (the Disney Channel precursor), Saved By The Bell (the NBC series) and Saved By The Bell: The College Years, plus both movies and a slew of special features. Nostalgia buffs rejoice!

Ant-Man and the Wasp (Marvel)
When Marvel studios announced they were turning to Ant-Man to continue their cineplex dominance there was a feeling among many that they were scraping the bottom of the barrel. But, surprisingly, Paul Rudd's charm, some cool effects and a strong story turned the movie into a success. The inevitable sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp, while lacking a lot of the energy of the first movie is still enough to satiate comic movie fans. Rudd's character is joined by Evangeline Lilly, playing his reluctant partner, The Wasp. This one definitely feels like a sequel; a little rushed with a weaker story line and too many attempts trying to tie into the other Marvel movies. Regardless, thanks in large part to Rudd, it's still a solid movie

The Affair – The Fourth Season (Paramount)
Four seasons in, The Affair is finally starting to show its age. The initial premise, a struggling author and a waitress trying to hide their affair in the midst of a murder investigation, has long since evaporated. The concept, telling the same story through the perspective of the two main characters was inventive, but the novelty has worn off. In the fourth season, Noah the author has moved to California to be closer to his children and Allison, the waitress, is now a grief counselor. Season four has its moments, but at this point its more like a run-of-the-mill network TV soap than the inventive, creative cable show that it started out as.



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