Hot on DVD & Perfect for Weekend Watching: ABC’s Jane By Design and HBO’s Game of Thrones

Looking for interesting entertainment for the weekend? While you have probably seen the HUNGER GAMES or decided to skip a lot of movies, here are two distinctly different TV shows now on DVD that you should see– well if you are an adult you should see both. If you have children, the family can see one; adults both.

Jane by Design is one of the most engaging new series on TV that works for the entire family. Catching the 13-24 age demographic, this also gets a lot of attention from men and women because they get the drift and see the authenticity of the acting. Each character is “real” with significant depth and you want to learn everything about everyone. Going far beyond Ugly Betty, this is about a high school girl who wants a career in fashion — and she’s got the talent but learning how to navigate the politics of the working world as well as that of high school — without parents. She’s smart, savvy and yet still makes the mistakes teens make. Teens will adore this series and adults will identify and live vicariously through this series. LOVE IT!

Synopsis:
When mistaken for an adult, sixteen year-old Jane (Erica Dasher) finds herself working for a high-powered executive (Andie McDowell) at a hip fashion house. From classes to couture, relive all the drama, romance and non-stop excitement as Jane juggles her life as a regular teenager and her job in the cutthroat world of fashion…all while trying to keep her true identity a secret. Bring home ABC Family’s Jane By Design: Volume 1, available on DVD now making it perfect family entertainment for this holiday weekend! Luckily this series returns early June for another season of this well-thought, well-written and terrifically acted series!

Cast:Erica Dasher (The Lake) as Jane Quimby
Andie MacDowell (Groundhog Day, Shortcuts) as Gray Chandler Murray
Nicholas Roux (Lemonade Mouth) as Billy Nutter
Rowly Dennis (TV’s “Desperate Housewives”) as Jeremy Jones
India de Beaufort (TV’s “One Tree Hill”) as India Jourdain
Meagan Tandy (10 Things I Hate About You) as Lulu Pope
Matthew Atkinson (TV’s “CSI”) as Nick Fadden
David Rogers (TV’s “Cougar Town”) as Ben Quimby |
Executive Producers:Gavin Polone (TV’s “Gilmore Girls”), John Ziffren (Melissa & Joey) and April Blair (Lemonade Mouth) Street Date: March 20, 2012 Rating: TV-14 DLSV in U.S.
Feature Run Time: Approximately 430 minutes
Suggested Retail Price: 2-Disc DVD = $29.99 (U.S. only release)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1/Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Languages: English


HBO’s Game of Thrones
is not particularly kid-friendly unless you are thinking over 14 years old. This is seriously dark drama and more like Starz Spartacus with language, violence, nudity and more going on. However this fantasy series comes to life in this amazing TV/video and it’s smoking hot when it comes to capturing attention. Multi-faceted, layered story based on a book series that encompasses mystics, magic, dragons, kings, warriors and so much more– it’s hard to let go of this series because viewers become enchanted with the story and the extremely exceptional acting

The story covers a broad range of characters and tribes who all want the Iron Throne and the political and sexual intrique is worthy of the Emmy nominations. From unusual casting like Peter Dinklage who is astonishingly great in his role as a smart, savvy, politically wise warrior to Sean Bean as the leader of the North to the Drago and the Dragon people. “the series immerses viewers in a multilayered, distinctly imagined world of mysticism and earthiness, fidelity and deceit, wonder and mayhem.”

Lena Headey … Cersei Lannister
Jack Gleeson … Joffrey Baratheon
Sean Bean … Eddard Stark
Michelle Fairley … Catelyn Stark
Emilia Clarke … Daenerys Targaryen
Iain Glen … Ser Jorah Mormont
Sophie Turner … Sansa Stark
Maisie Williams … Arya Stark
Alfie Allen … Theon Greyjoy
Peter Dinklage … Tyrion Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau … Jaime Lannister
Aidan Gillen … Petyr Baelish
Kit Harington … Jon Snow
Richard Madden … Robb Stark
Ron Donachie … Ser Rodrik Cassel
Isaac Hempstead Wright … Bran Stark
Rory McCann … Sandor Clegane
Julian Glover … Grand Maester Pycelle
Amrita Acharia … Irri Jason Momoa … Khal Drogo
and the cast goes on to include another 35 plus actors.

Format: AC-3, Box set, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: Chinese, English, French, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)

Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 5
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: HBO Studios
DVD Release Date: March 6, 2012
Run Time: 561 minutes

Stevie Wilson,
LA-Story.com

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