New Release: Warehouse 13 and other TV debuts

Warehouse 13: Season One scene with Eddie McClintock and Joanne Kelly

Warehouse 13: Season One

Science-fiction/fantasy TV show Warehouse 13, which airs on Syfy, debuted on DVD on June 29, 2010.

Saul Rubinek stars as the caretaker of Warehouse 13, a top secret facility that houses such strange artifacts as Poe’s pen, which when used, has horrorifying consequences. He’s joined by two Secret Service agents (Eddie McClintock and Joanne Kelly) who were transferred to Warehouse duty after saving the life of the President. Their new job is to track down and retain these artifacts before they get in the wrong hands.

Warehouse 13 DVD boxDistributor Universal Studios Home Entertainment priced the three-disc Warehouse 13: Season One set at $49.98.

Universal released another TV show, medical drama Royal Pains: Season One, on May 25, 2010.

Airing on USA, Royal Pains stars The West Wing‘s Mark Feuerstein as a doctor who’s thrown out of a hospital for favoring a young patient over an elderly shareholder. With the help of his younger/entrepreneur-wannabe brother (Paulo Costanzo), Feuerstein becomes a doctor-in-demand to the rich and not so rich living in the Hamptons. Campbell Scott also stars as a wealthy advocate of the brothers’ new business.

Royal Pains DVD boxThis three-DVD set, priced at $59.98, includes these special features:

  • gag reel
  • two commentaries on the pilot (one with episode director Jace Alexander and the other with executive producer Michael Rauch and co-executive producer Andrew Lenchewski)
  • commentary with medical consultant Dr. Irv Danesh on episode “No Man Is an Island”
  • Paulo’s video blogs
  • featurette “Dr. Irv Danesh: The Real Doctor of Royal Pains”
  • commentary with Rauch, Feuerstein and Costanzo on episode “Nobody’s Perfect”
  • and two commentaries on episode Wonderland, one with Rauch, Feuerstein and Costanzo and the other with Rauch and Lenchewski.

The set also includes a bonus episode of fellow USA show Psych, whose Complete Fourth Season debuted on DVD on July 13, 2010, also from Universal.

Another fantasy TV show, BBC‘s Being Human: Season 1 came to DVD and Blu-ray on July 20, 2010.

The comedy/horror series about three twenty-somethings and their secret double lives as a werewolf, a vampie and a ghost was created by Toby Whithouse, also behind the hit British sci-fi series Doctor Who and Torchwood. Being Human airs on BBC America, but SyFy produced an American version.

The DVD ($34.98) and Blu-ray ($39.98) each contain six episodes and these special features:

  • deleted scenes
  • behind-the-scenes featurettes
  • video diaries
  • character profiles
  • and an interview with Whithouse.

Here’s a trailer for Being Human:

About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.