He was a history teacher. She was a children's author. Together, Bernard and Claire Boiko of Queens, NY were the dead-broke parents of five children. A pair of curiously relatable outsiders, they captured American hearts and saved their family by doing it. Yes! They appeared on TV game shows 28 times over 37 years. From Tic-Tac-Dough (1956), Now You See It, Concentration, Jeopardy!, The Match Game, To Tell the Truth right up to Trivial Pursuit (1993), the Boiko's competed on national television and quite possibly hold the record for individual TV game show appearances by husband and wife. Narrated by their daughter, Patricia, Game Show Dynamos is an all-American story of family, commitment, challenges and a life-long run at the American dream. English with Spanish, Japanese and Korean subtitles. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Manufacturer: A&E HOME VIDEO
Brand: LIONSGATE FILMS
Product DescriptionWhat happens in Vegas will be delicious!The sixth season of the No. 1 food show on cable, Bravo's EmmyÂ® and James Beard Award-winning series returns as 17 new chef-testants take on Sin City to see if they have what it takes to become TOP CHEF.Cookbook author, actress and host Padma Lakshmi returns to the kitchen this season alongside head judge Tom Colicchio, renowned culinary figure and chef/owner of Craft Restaurants, and judges Gail Simmons of Food & Wine magazine, and Toby Young, food critic and best-selling author of the book How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.Featuring some of the most intense challenges yet; top names in food, movies and entertainment including Wolfgang Puck, Todd English, Natalie Portman, Daniel Boulud, Penn & Teller, Hubert Keller, and others; extended episodes and a buffet of never-aired bonus footage, TOP CHEF LAS VEGAS is mouth-wateringly sinful on DVD.DISC 1: Sin City Vice / Bachlor/ette Party / ThunderbirdsDISC 2: Vivre Las Vegas / Camping / Penn & Teller / Dinner PartyDISC 3: Pigs and Pinot / Restaurant Wars / Meat Natalie / Strip Around the WorldDISC 4: Culinary Olympics / Finale Part 1 / Finale Part 2 / ReunionSpecial FeaturesExit InterviewsJudges Strip dTop Chef University Cooking Demonstration
Manufacturer: Weinstein Company
Brand: UNIVERSAL MUSIC VIDEO DIST.
The hip series Project Runway is a pop culture sensation. International supermodel Heidi Klum returns as host, heading a glamorous panel of celebrities and fashion icons in search of the next star fashion designer.
Manufacturer: Weinstein Company
Brand: Universal Music
Project Runaway sets its designs on New York City as the Primetime Emmy Award-winning reality series returns to its roots for its seventh and most sensational season yet! Join supermodel Heidi Klum and ultimate fashion guru Tim Gunn as they show sixteen eager new designers how to succeed in the glamorous world of fashion. This season, Michael Kors and Nina Garcia return to dole out praise and cut down the competition. With obstacles ranging from designing children's clothing to creating an outfit worn by Klum on the cover of Marie Claire, these designers are sure to have their work cut out for them. Competing before a dazzling array of celebrity judges including Jessica Alba, Lauren Hutton, Nicole Richie and Molly Sims, the budding fashionistas do their best to "make it work" in a Season Seven collection packed with glamour, excitement and looks that kill.
Manufacturer: Comedy Central
Las Vegas. YouTube. Paris Hilton. What do they have in common? They all make Lewis Black want to strangle himself with a television cord. Join the abrasive comedian as he and his brethren take on pop culture, politics and all the things that most stupefy and pervert our society. With the help of comics like Patton Oswalt, Greg Giraldo and Andrew Daly, Lewis Black will help you find the Root of All Evil. These are times that try men's souls, and what the world needs is a forum where the hot button issues of the day can be heard in the court of comedy opinion. Lewis Black presides over this lively Comedy Central series in which two comedians take sides in debating which is worse: Oprah vs. the Catholic Church; Paris Hilton vs. Dick Cheney; Donald Trump vs. Viagra, and other things that, Black rants, "turn my mind into a cesspool of madness." This format is an excellent showcase for Black, who prefers the conflagration over the slow burn, as well as esteemed colleagues Patton Oswalt, Greg Giraldo, Andy Kindler, Andrew Daly, Kathleen Madigan, and Paul F. Tomkins. Giraldo is the Hamilton Burger of the series. In this first season, he does not win a case. Oswalt has a better track record, but win or lose, the testimony is often inspired. In the case of American Idol vs. High School, Oswalt convincingly argues, "American Idol is where people go to get judged, humiliated, and pigeonholed, but where did they learn to do that? High school!" Another Clarence Darrow moment is his argument that YouTube has turned us "into a nation of deranged roman emperors sitting around in our bathrooms saying, 'I'm bored, I'd like to see something poop or sneeze." Recurring segments such as Black's "inquisitions," man on the street interviews and expert witnesses (singer-songwriter Aimee Mann taking the anti-pot side) add to the guilty pleasures. Not since Judge Ito has there been this much contempt in court, but it's all directed at deserving targets. Root of All Evil absolutely pleases the court. --Donald Liebenson
MXC: Most Extreme Elimination Challenge - Season 2
Brand: Magnolia Home Entertainment
Oh, yeah! The laughs and disastrous antics continue in this X-treme" reality sports show back for another season of kick-ass competitions. This second season of outrageous and danger-filled contests includes Hi Tech vs. Civil Service" (8/7/03), Beauty Pageants vs. Military Personnel" (9/11/03) plus 11 more shows for a total of 13 episodes on 2 DVDs. 2003/color/4 hours, 20 min/NR.
Retro Game Master is a reality television show unlike any other that taps into the mega world of classic gaming. The show, known in Japan as Game Center CX, features comedian Shinya Arino playing some of Japan's most popular and most difficult classic games. In each episode, Arino plays a retro video game that audiences remember playing, but few could master. The goal is to finish the game in one sitting. It doesn't always go as planned. This highly addictive series has been running for 16 seasons in Japan. This set includes 14 of the very best episodes.