For all intents and purposes, there's really only one essential, crowd-pleasing movie release in this week's FOXLight DVD release roundup.
And the other studios must agree...'cause they've given no competition to Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Shia LeBeouf and the omnipresent, and aptly-named Megan Fox return in a sequel built around the idea of "More". More action! More robots! More explosions! Also, More bad reviews! than the first one, yet it made More money! virtually assuring there will be More Transformers! in the future.
While the guys are salivating over Autobots and Decepticons, the ladies can grab Cheri, which reunited Michelle Pfeiffer with Dangerous Liasons director Stephen Frears in another period piece where fifty and fabulous Pfeiffer shows young Rupert Friend how to treat a lady. Lucky lad.
Also out this week...
Lots of Music on DVD to report, including:
Leonard Cohen: Live at the Isle of Wight, a DVD and CD combo covering Cohen's set at the 1970 festival (which followed a legendary turn by one Jimi Hendrix) with a documentary on the DVD and the full performance on the CD. Jethro Tull: Live at Madison Square Garden 1978, a DVD/CD combo chronicling a concert held dear by Tull fans for over 30 years.
Tina: Live covers Tina Turner's a March 2009 show filmed in Holland, plus edited highlights on the included CD.
Double Down Live is a 2 DVD affair from ZZ Top. Disc 1 is a 1980 Deguello-era show filmed in Holland, and Disc 2 covers recent shows filmed at various venues last year.
And TV shows premiering on DVD this week include:
Classic favorites like Hawaii Five-O: Season 7; Robert Urich's Vega$: Season 1, Vol. 1; and Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour: Best of Season 2
Recent favorites Numbers: Season 5; Eleventh Hour: The Complete Series; and The L Word: The Final Season
British favorites Fawlty Towers: The Compete Collection; and Blackadder: The Ultimate Edition
You can also get all of the above plus all of this week's essential music releases in podcast form here: http://feeds.foxnewsradio.com/thefoxlight, or you can give a listen via the player up at the top of this very post!
In New York...I'm Rob Maurer, FOX News Talk!