Recent announcements, after the jump: "Gossip Girl" Season 3, "Letters to God," "White Collar" Season 1.
"Gossip Girl" announcement:
Spotted: Our beloved Upper East Siders, all grown up. Though high school may be behind most of them, you can be sure a future of love, scandal and, of course, secrets await them as Warner Home Video releases Gossip Girl: The Complete Third Season on DVD August 24, 2010. Developed for television by Josh Schwartz (The O.C., Chuck) and Stephanie Savage (The O.C.), Gossip Girl stars many of young Hollywood’s hottest talent, including Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford, Taylor Momsen, Ed Westwick, Jessica Szohr, with Kelly Rutherford and Matthew Settle. The five-disc set includes all 22 episodes from the third season plus nearly an hour and a half of special features including two all-new featurettes, unaired scenes, a gag reel and two exclusive music videos. Gossip Girl: The Complete Third Season is priced to own on DVD at $59.98 SRP.
Based on the bestselling series of young-adult novels by Cecily von Ziegesar, this drama is told through the eyes of an all-knowing blogger -- Gossip Girl. Via constant, avidly read text messages, this anonymous personality is determined to uncover and fuel every scandal possible on Manhattan's Upper East Side, where gossip rules, and affluent young people find themselves with the money, access and appetite to explore all the temptations New York City has to offer. This season, new characters (including a movie star coed played by Hilary Duff) and some familiar faces (Georgina returns!) bring new love and new dilemmas, while old secrets create new drama. And for both Chuck and Serena, the search for answers from the past brings far more than they bargained for. Hearts are broken and loyalties challenged in this 22-episode, five-disc season three, where things are often not what they seem. Fortunately, Gossip Girl is there to keep track of all the lies, loves and betrayals in store for Serena, Blair, Dan, Nate, Jenny, Chuck and Vanessa.
The third season of Gossip Girl delivered an average of over 2.8 million viewers, ranks as The CW’s number one scripted series among Women 18-34, and is number one in its time slot among Female Teens 12-17. In 2009, the series was nominated for nine Teen Choice Awards and won four, including TV Show: Drama, TV Actor: Drama (Chace Crawford), TV Actress: Drama (Leighton Meester) and TV: Villain (Ed Westwick).
The series is from Fake Empire, Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios.
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
• Gossip Girl Mode: Interactive Viewing Experience on Episode 16, The Empire Strikes Jack
• A Gossip Girl Fabulous Affair: Throwing a Party Gossip Girl-Style
• Plasticines Bitch and Lady Gaga Bad Romance Music Videos
• Gag Reel
• Unaired Scenes
22 ONE-HOUR EPISODES
1. Reversals of Fortune
2. The Freshmen
3. The Lost Boy
4. Dan de Fleurette
5. Rufus Getting Married
6. Enough About Eve
7. How to Succeed in Bassness
8. The Grandfather: Part II
9. They Shoot Humphreys, Don't They?
10. The Last Days of Disco Stick!
11. The Treasure of Serena Madre
12. The Debarted
13. The Hurt Locket
14. The Lady Vanished
15. The Sixteen Year Old Virgin
16. The Empire Strikes Jack
17. Inglorious Bassterds
18. The Unblairable Lightness Of Being
19. Dr. Estrangeloved
20. It's a Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad World
21. Ex-Husbands and Wives
22. Last Tango, Then Paris
$59.98 SRP / No MAP
Street Date: August 24, 2010
Languages: English (5.1), Brazilian Portuguese
Subtitles: ESDH, Complex Chinese, Thai, Brazilian
Portuguese, Latin Spanish, French Parisian
Running Time: Approx 935 minutes, EC runtime approx 87 min
"Letters to God" info:
Letters to God is the heartfelt and inspiring story of what happens when one boy’s journey touches the lives of his family, friends and community. Hope is contagious in this uplifting new DVD arriving on August 10 from Possibility Pictures and Vivendi Entertainment. An intimate, moving and often funny story, the film follows the path of a young child with a terminal illness who through his battle becomes a warrior for hope and a champion to everyone around him. Surrounded by a loving family and community, the young boy takes comfort in prayers written as letters to God. These letters find their way to a conflicted postman who is at a crossroads in his life, searching for meaning. Featuring moving performances from Robyn Lively (“Saving Grace,” “30 Rock”), Jeffrey S.S. Johnson (“Criminal Minds,” “Burn Notice”), Tanner Maguire (“Lost,” “Brothers & Sisters”), Bailee Madison
(An Invisible Sign of My Own, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark), Michael Bolten (Flipped) and Ralph Waite (“Days of Our Lives”), the film is a stirring “tribute to faith, hope, and love through the eyes of a child” (TBN). From one of the producers of Fireproof and Facing the Giants, and inspired by a true story, Letters to God received the highest Dove Approval Rating and an endorsement from the Parent Television Council. Brimming with bonus features including On-Set Devotionals, Behind the Scenes, The Music Behind the Movie, Character Stories with Cast, Short Stories, Outtakes and Bloopers and more, the film will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.95. The original motion picture 2 CD soundtrack is also available.
Tyler Doherty is an extraordinary eight-year-old boy armed with strong faith and courage as he faces his daily battle against cancer. Surrounded by a loving family and community, Tyler’s prayers take the form of letters he sends to his ultimate pen pal, God, on a daily basis. These letters find their way into the hands of Tyler’s postman, Brady, who is at a crossroads in his life searching for meaning. Brady at first is confused over what to do, but his decision ultimately is a testament to the power of Tyler’s shining spirit, bravery and grace. Inspired by a true story, Letters to God delivers a message of hope, faith and courage that others can apply to their own personal struggles regardless of what they may face in their everyday lives.
Behind the Scenes featurette
The Music Behind the Movie hosted by Julianna Zobrist
Character Stories with Cast
Outtakes and Bloopers
Survivor Stories of Hope
A Conversation with Filmmakers
Street Date: August 10, 2010
Pre-Book: July 6, 2010
Catalog Number: PP2766
Running time: 113 minutes
"White Collar" deets:
Playing cat and mouse for years, an unlikely partnership is formed between a con artist and an FBI agent in USA’s hit original series, “White Collar.” Matt Bomer plays Neal Caffrey, a charming criminal mastermind, who is finally caught by his nemesis, FBI Agent Peter Burke played by Tim DeKay. When Neal escapes from a maximum-security prison to find his long-lost love, Peter nabs him once again. Rather than returning to jail, Neal suggests an alternate plan: he’ll provide his criminal expertise to assist the Federal Agents in catching other elusive criminals. Initially wary, Peter quickly finds that Neal provides insight and intuition that can’t be found on the right side of the law. “White Collar” also stars Tiffani Thiessen (“Saved By The Bell”) and Willie Garson (Sex and the City) and Natalie Morales.
“White Collar” Season One Blu-ray Disc and DVD will arrive in stores on Tuesday, July 13 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Season Two premieres on USA Network at 9pm/8pm Central.
Follow the trail to exclusive extras including cast and writer commentary, a gag reel, deleted scenes and three behind the scenes featurettes, “White Collar” Season One will be available as a three-disc Blu-ray set and four-disc DVD set for the suggested retail prices of $69.99 U.S. / $89.99 Canada and $49.98 U.S. / $69.98 Canada respectively. Prebook is June 16.
Disc Specs: (Blu-ray Disc Catalog # 2267491) (DVD Catalog # 2267993)
○ Commentary by Jeff Eastin, Tim DeKay, Tiffani Thiessen and Matt Bomer
● Books of Hours
● Flip of the Coin
● The Portrait
● All In
● Free Fall
○ Commentary by Jeff Eastin, Matt Bomer and Willie Garson
● Hard Sell
○ Commentary by Jeff Eastin, Matt Bomer and Tim DeKay
● Bad Judgment
● Vital Signs
○ Commentary by Jeff Eastin, Tim DeKay, Tiffani Thiessen and Willie Garson
● Home Invasion
● Front Man
● Out of the Box
○ Commentary by Jeff Eastin, Tim DeKay and Matt Bomer
● Gag Reel
● Deleted Scenes
● Exclusive Featurettes:
○ “Pro and Con”
○ “A Cool Cat in the Hat”
○ “Nothing But the Truth”