Monthly Archives: August 2015

This Weeks Best New Releases 24/8/15

We have a bunch of great New Release DVDs coming out this week. If you’re planning on a DVD marathon this week here’s the pick of the bunch of these week’s best new release DVDs.

#5 – NCIS LA Season 6
If your idea of an interesting Friday night is a military-police procedural drama instead of going to the club, then NCIS is a great treat for you! Millions around the world are hooked on this show. Some of us in the office think this is better that the original NCIS show because of the high tech stuff or it may be because Chris O’Donnell is easy to watch.

#4 – Longest Ride
This can be criticised as a chick flick but it’s a hugely popular chick flick ready to make your romantic weekend . This movie received negative reviews from critics, but nah, forget about Rotten Tomatoes see it for yourself and tell us what you think.

#3 – Two Strong Hearts Newton-John & Farnham
The collaboration from the Aussie music royalty should not be missed! If you didn’t see their sold-out concert series, now is the time to own your very own Two Strong Hearts Newton-John & Farnham DVD! Fantastic Father’s Day gift idea. It’s been described as The Main Event mark 2 or a John Farnham concert now with added Olivia but whilst it’s fair to say they are a little passed their best, their voices are still so good and so entertaining. This one is already in stock and available for same-day dispatch.

#2 – Wayward Pines
This is the surprise packet of the year. Not many saw this one coming as being so popular but it has been and for good reason. It’s not the normal type show, some of us here have likened it a bit to Twin Peaks from the 1990s where you’re really second guessing what is really happening.

Once you come in to Wayward Pines, you can never go out. How will Ethan Burke solve the mystery in Wayward Pines? Why do people behave like they do? For people who try to escape, what prevents them from doing so? And what is this they call the ‘reckoning’? This one will keep you guessing all the way through. Are the bad guys really the bad guys or are they the good guys. No spoilers here, binge watch this one this weekend.

#1 – NCIS Season 12
No surprises here with NCIS Season 12 dominating the top spot in this week’s new releases. Gibbs is back in this epic TV show that some how keeps getting better. We all know this show by now and it’s already in store and available for same day dispatch.

That’s the best of this week’s releases but there are dozens more new releases out this week you’ll find on our website.

Amy Winehouse DVD


The death of British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse came as a shocking news throughout the world, not just in the music scene. Fans were left in shock that Amy, who died of alcoholic poisoning on 23 July 2011, was only 27 at that time. Indeed, she was gone too soon become a member of the sad 27 club.

At a young age, Amy Winehouse was a musical legend that left a wonderful legacy behind. She had a great contribution to music in contemporary times. It is true that the music scene is mostly dominated by pop, electronic, hip hop, and rock, but Winehouse was able to seamlessly and splendidly harmonize different musical genres such as soul, jazz, and rhythm and blues into her songs. Her deep vocal colors also allured fans worldwide. For her unique style, she won five Grammys, and she was the first British female artist to do so.

Many an Amy Winehouse fan may have questions left unanswered, but this time, a documentary movie is going to shed some light into the life of a legend. This movie is directed by Asif Kapadia, director of documentary film, Senna. The movie tackles Amy Winehouse’s life as a child, to her discovery of her passion for music, her success in breaking through mainstream music with her album “Frank,” her relationships, the controversies, her addiction to drugs and alcohol, and her death in 2011.

What you see on TV is definitely not everything, and with this movie, you get to see clips which were unreleased. You’d see footage on Amy Winehouse like you’ve never seen before, and you’ve get to hear tracks which you’ll only get to hear in this movie.

The movie, though, received backlash from Amy Winehouse’s father, Mitch Winehouse. He stated that the movie painted a negative picture of him, making him look like he and his daughter Amy had bad blood. He would have wanted the movie to be edited, but the crew had stated that they made the movie objectively. Much as Mitch Winehouse wanted moviegoers to avoid the movie, he would also want people to watch the wonderful clips of his daughter, and to listen to the beautiful songs that Amy offered to the world.

Don’t miss out on this new bio-pic by pre-ordering your very own copy of the Amy DVD, which will be released here in Australia on 25 October 2015. You have to have this one, whether you are a faithful fan of Amy Winehouse or someone who’s a nerd for documentary films. An Amy DVD in your DVD collection is a must.

This weeks Australian box office

This week’s top 5 movies at the Australian box office.

It’s the middle of the week, but there’s absolutely nothing wrong in planning for the weekend. If you didn’t visit the cinema last week (or if you haven’t for ages), then we can give you some cool info on what you can watch this weekend.

Minions and Inside Out are still going strong in Aussie cinemas and are still clinging to the Top 10 movies of the week! But you can skip them and order them on DVD now.

And now, we are going to dish out this week’s Top 5 movies that are sizzling at the Aussie box office! This is fresh and hot, straight from the latest charts.

#5 – Ant-Man
This week opens with Marvel Comics’ “Ant-Man” in the fifth spot, dropping three notches from number 2 last week. It had a weekend gross of $672,152. Who said we had too many Marvel DVDs recently?

If you haven’t any idea what Ant-Man is about, this movie is about Scott Lang, who dons a super-suit that allows him to shrink his size and augment his power. He helps the developer of the suit, Dr. Hank Pym, and trains under him to protect the technology against people who are deeming to use it for evil means. It’s a good movie about second chances and turning over a new leaf. And hey, who says you can’t be a hero just because you’re the size of an ant? This movie is a must-see, if you haven’t yet. The character isn’t as famous as the other Marvel characters like Iron Man and Thor but well worth a watch.

#4 – Last Cab to Darwin
It’s great to see an Aussie in the top 5. This new movie is at number 4 this week, with a weekend gross of $851,921. So, what makes this movie a must-see?

You see, this movie is about a man who must come to terms with the end of his life and meet it as he wants to when he was told he isn’t going to live long. But before he dies, he embarks on a journey from Broken Hill to Darwin. Along his journey, he discovers that he has to make the most of his life.

#3 – Fantastic Four
Yes, again. A new take on the Marvel Comics reboot debuts at number 3 in the Aussie box office, and we’re talking about “Fantastic Four.”

This movie tells about four individuals who must use their superpowers which they gain while being transported to an alternate universe. And in this universe, they have to face and fight a friend who now has some bad blood with them.

Despite the negative reviews from critics and low ratings in IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes, it should not deter you from watching this awesome superhero action flick! Fantastic Four had a weekend gross of $1,943,963.

#2 – Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
Tom Cruise is still definitely relevant, even though his movie drops a spot this week from being number 1 last week. But hey, it might still climb back to number 1! Now that would be mission impossible.

Tom Cruise still continues to get raves as Ethan Hunt, who, with his team, must stop a new enemy called the Syndicate. Just what is the Syndicate? If you haven’t watched this yet, where have you been?

#1 – Trainwreck
Jumping 2 places from number 3 last week to the top spot this week is Trainwreck.

Who says romantic comedies are so passe? RomComs still lead the date night cinema visits. With many people falling in love everyday, romcoms just never gets out of style.

What is this movie about? It’s about Amy, a writer for a men’s magazine and a woman who is afraid of commitment. Despite not wanting the assignment initially, she meets to interview a sports doctor, who just might teach her about a thing or two on what monogamy really is about. It sounds like a cliche movie and that’s a fair criticism, but what makes this movie so popular? Oh, you should watch this to see for yourself! (And here’s an extra for basketball fans out there: LeBron James play as himself in the movie.)

There goes our top 5 movies this week. Hope you get to enjoy your weekend coming up with some cool movies that are sure to bring the movie house down!


New NCIS DVDs are at DVDLand!

We’re only days away from the newest releases of NCIS, NCIS LA and NCIS New Orleans.

A good TV series is one that has a good plot, storyline, and acting, and it arrests the attention of viewers. In effect, when there is a large following, the show will have good ratings. And good ratings will essentially have demands for more installments. A good TV series is one that is so imbibed in popular culture that it is mentioned in talk shows or in other forms of media. The popularity of a good TV series can also result to an adaptation in another setting, state, or country, or a spin-off from an episode. Or, a good TV series itself can even be a spin-off from a previous show! Look at where innovation can take you!

There are a lot of TV series that we can name, but let me tell you of this exciting and nerve-wracking police-style procedural drama called NCIS. For those who didn’t know, NCIS is originally a spin-off based from two episodes from another TV series, the legal drama JAG. The original NCIS started back in 2003, and to date, the show has 12 seasons. Not only that, this TV series is so good that two spin-offs had been born from it: NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans.

The NCIS TV franchise basically follows the same formula: the show deals with investigating criminal activities in the military. Special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service who are tasked to do the investigation are the main characters in each franchise. Both NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans TV shows utilize police procedural drama and military drama.

The original NCIS currently stars Mark Harmon and Micheal Weatherly. Back in 2011, it was voted as a favorite TV show by the Americans. It is now on its twelfth season, and with CBS have already ordered a thirteenth season. Look at how amazing the reputation of this series is!

In 2009, the spin-off NCIS: Los Angeles was born after the success of the first NCIS franchise. Due to the popularity of this series, it had two crossovers in another TV series, Hawaii Five-0, back in 2011 and 2012. The latest season, Season 6, premiered September of 2014. Just this May of this year, it was announced that a seventh season was approved by CBS. Starring in this successful franchise are Chris O’ Donell and LL Cool J.

The third franchise, NCIS: New Orleans, started in September of last year. It is currently on its first season, and with a second season being announced last January of this year. Scott Bakula stars in the TV franchise, which is set in the Crescent City.

Just look at these cool developments for all NCIS fans! Whether you’re a die-hard fan or a newbie just starting to love all three TV series, you should start owning your very own NCIS DVDs from DVDLand. And what’s more, be updated and order your own NCIS Season 12 DVD, NCIS LA Season 6 DVD, and NCIS New Orleans Season 1 DVD. Both NCIS Season 12 DVD and NCIS LA Season 6 DVD will be released next week, and NCIS New Orleans Season 1 will be released next month. So, what are you waiting for? You can be the first to own these new seasons. Order now and own these exciting TV series at the time of the official release.

Outlander volume 2 DVD

Outlander series 1 part 2 DVD now available to order.
Who would not want to go back and change history? Who would not want to go back and change your own past? If time traveling actually happens in the real world, then people will no longer linger on the what if’s and just travel back in time. But then again, time moves forward, and no one can turn back time. What we really wish for in real life would only happen in fiction. There’s no harm in dreaming, right?

Time traveling is such an awesome idea used in fiction. There are a lot of movies, TV series, cartoons, or even novels that tackle on time travel. Because time travel is not easily explained, such a story involving that idea always fall under science fiction and fantasy genres. The author of the story should be prepared to explain how it goes. And because time travel is not usual, it is mysterious; hence, such stories will also be categorized under the mystery genre. Incorporate the romantic genre to make the story interesting. With time travel, the author should also be prepared to research intensively on history (historical fiction). If an author is being able to combine all genre seamlessly in his or her story, and if the author can capture the attention of the crowd, there is no need to wonder why such author gathers a lot of fans.

One author who amazingly wrote a lovely tale about a woman who traveled back is Diana Gabaldon, who wrote the Outlander series of novels. For more than two decades, she had written eight novels which chronicle the adventures of Claire Randall, a British nurse in World War II who traveled back as far as 1743 in Scotland. Aside from meeting influential historical figures, Claire also met the descendant of her 20th century husband, as well as the love of her life, James Fraser, a Scottish Highland warrior. Combine war, intrigue, and gore with a beautiful landscape. Who would not want to watch this series?

Because of the grip it has on readers, the first novel was adapted into a television series in UK. The first season of “Outlander” has 16 episodes, spanning from 9 August of 2014 until 30 of May this year. The series even got a 91 % “certified fresh” rating in Rotten Tomatoes. And fans love the series because it stays faithful to the original source. And when you’re a fan, you’ll love an adaptation to be as faithful and close as possible. It will be too bad if an adaptation does not seem to follow the source material at all.

Outlander series also garnered certain nominations and awards from different award-giving associations. That’s how much people are enamored with this TV hit! There’s good news to fans out there, for the second season with 13 episodes is already approved by Starz. The second season will be based on the second installment of the novel series, “Dragonfly in Amber.”

While waiting for the second season, make good use of your time by pre-ordering the second part of the first season of “Outlander.” Outlander Season 1 Part 2 DVD will be released here in Australia next month. You don’t have to wait for long to have a copy of this incredible series in the palm of your hands! Complete your series 1 collection by pre-ordering Outlander Season 1 Part 2 DVD or order the Outlander complete season 1 DVD! This is a great gift you can offer yourself. You deserve this!

Travel back in time with Claire, and fall in love with Jamie. Pre-order Outlander Season 1 Part 2 DVD today.