New Release: Psych Season 5 and The Bionic Woman Season 2 DVD

Psych Season 5

Psych season five

In May 2011, Universal Studios Home Entertainment delivered to DVD something old and something new from TV: the latest season of comedy Psych and the second season of the original 1970s The Bionic Woman.

The popular Emmy-nominated Psych, which airs on USA Network, stars James Roday (The Dukes of Hazzard) as a not-so-psychic detective and Dulé Hill (TV’s The West Wing) as his straight-laced sidekick. The quick-witted and quirky show also stars Corbin Bernsen (Carpool Guy), Maggie Lawson (TV’s Party of Five), Timothy Omundson (TV’s Jericho) and Kirsten Nelson (TV’s The O’Keefes).

Psych: The Complete Fifth Season, which debuted on May 31, contains all 16 episodes, including the team infiltrating a ring of street thugs, hunting ghosts and advocating for a polar bear.

Priced at $49.98, the DVD comes with a slew of special features:

  • deleted scenes
  • gag reel
  • 15 video commentaries featuring creator/writer/executive producer Steve Franks, writers Saladin Patterson, Bill Callahan, Andy Berman, Tim Meltreger, Kell Cahoon and Todd Harthan as well as writer/actor James Roday
  • episode specific commentaries:
    • “Romeo & Juliet & Juliet” with writer/director Steve Franks, executive producer Chris Henze, consulting producer Todd Harthan and series stars James Roday, Dulé Hill and Maggie Lawson
    • “Not Even Close … Encounters” with creator/executive producer Steve Franks, executive producers Chris Henze and Kelly Kulchak, writer Bill Callahan and series stars James Roday, Dulé Hill and Timothy Omundson
    • “Viagra Falls” with creator/executive producer Steve Franks, executive producers Chris Henze and Kelly Kulchak, writer Todd Harthan and series stars James Roday and Dulé Hill
    • “Extradition II: The Actual Extradition Part” with director Steve Franks, executive producer Chris Henze and series stars James Roday, Dulé Hill and Maggie Lawson
    • “Dual Spires (Twin Peaks)” with creator/executive producer Steve Franks, executive producer Kelly Kulchak, writer s James Roday and Bill Callahan and series stars James Roday, Dulé Hill and Timothy Omundson
    • “The Polarizing Express” with creator/executive producer Steve Franks, executive producer Kelly Kulchak, director/co-writer James Roday, co-writer Saladin Patterson and series stars Dulé Hill and Timothy Omundson
    • “Yang 3 in 2D” with creator/executive producer Steve Franks, executive producers Chris Henze and Kelly Kulchak, writers James Roday and Andy Berman and series stars Dulé Hill and Timothy Omundson
  • featurettes:
    • “The Making ‘Dual Spires” on set with the cast and crew of Psych as they shoot the ‘guest star studded’ episode
    • “No Comment!” behind the scenes of a Psych episode commentary

The Bionic Woman Season 2 DVD boxOut May 17, The Bionic Woman: Season Two DVD includes all 24 episodes of the Emmy Award-winning science-fiction television series. The show, a spin-off of The Six Million Dollar Man, starred Lindsay Wagner (whose performance won the show its Emmy) as Jaime Sommers, the Bionic Woman. In this second season, the first female cyborg is on her own to test the limits of her bionic limbs in dangerous covert missions. The Six Million Dollar Man‘s Lee Majors also starred in the season.

The DVD, priced at $39.98 (discounted to $27.99 on Amazon), has these special features:

  • commentary with series star Lindsay Wagner and show creator Kenny Johnson
  • The Six Million Dollar Man crossover episodes, including “The Return of Bigfoot: Part 1” and “Kill Oscar: Part 2”
  • “Bionic Blast” featurette with star Lindsay Wagner, creator Kenny Johnson and the cast and crew lifting the lid on Jaime’s stunts, reveal their memories of the merchandising phenomena and relive some of their favorite bad guys.
  • gag reel
  • photo gallery

 

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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.