Mar 21, 2011

Upcoming Spy DVDs: Burn Notice and Leverage

TVShowsOnDVD reports that the latest seasons of two of basic cable's most fun hour-long shows are on their way to DVD.  According to the website, Burn Notice: Season Four will hit DVD on June 7 from Fox Home Entertainment.  And the great Bruce Campbell (Sam Axe) finally made the front cover for the first time!  (Along with the also-deserving Sharon Gless.)  Like Season Three, this release is DVD-only; there's no Blu-ray.  (Likely this decision is due to the abysmal reviews received by the high-def BD transfer of the second season, the only one issued on that format.)  Bonus features on this set include "never-before-seen bonus footage such as 'Sam Axe's Guide to Ladies and Libations,' 'Burn Notice Roasts White Collar', 'White Collar Roasts Burn Notice,' audio commentaries, behind-the-scenes stunt featurette, gag reel, and tons of deleted scenes!" Retail is $49.98, but of course you can currently pre-order it on Amazon for substantially less at $31.99.

TVShowsOnDVD also reports that TNT's Leverage: The 3rd Season will hit shelves that same day, June 7, courtesy of Paramount Home Entertainment. The four-disc set of this lighthearted, latter-day Mission: Impossible includes audio commentaries on all 16 episodes, a gag reel, deleted scenes, and the behind-the-scenes featurettes "On Set with Colton & Aboud: The New Writers of Leverage," "Inside the Leverage Writers' Room" and "Leverage: What Does a Producer Do?" I'm surprised last year's Comic-Con panel isn't included, but that's a pretty generous batch of extras nonetheless. SRP is $39.99.

Read my review of Burn Notice: Season One here.
Read my review of Leverage: The 1st Season here.

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