As most students begin their countdown to the end of the school year, two hot DVD releases hit stores today. Fans of Aaron McGruder’s edgy and trend-setting comic The Boondocks can let forward to Sony’s three-disc release of the animated series’ second season today. This must-have set contains 15 uncut episodes (including the previously unaired ‘The Hunger Strike’ and ‘The Uncle Ruckus Reality Show’) and includes commentary by the talented Mr. McGruder himself. Viewers should get a big kick out of the episodes which poke fun at BET’s programming and CEO. Of course, there’s also plenty of Granddad, Sarah, Riley, Tom and everyone’s fave pop vocalist, Usher! Boondocks: The Complete Second Season is priced at $49.95.
In 2006, Marvel Entertainment and Moonscoop Animation in France joined forces to create a new animated series based on the popular comic-book heroes Fantastic Four. Capitalizing on the success of the two recent live-action features, Fox Home Entertainment is now releasing the complete first season of the series which debuted on Cartoon Network. The four-disc Fantastic Four’World’s Greatest Heroes: The Complete First Season ($39.98) contains 15 episodes plus cool extras about the toon’and runs over 13 hours. Now that’s a lot of Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Johnny Storm, Ben Grimm and their alter egos. Also note that other Marvel faves such as Iron Man, Ant Man and even, the Hulk pay the Fantastic Four visits in this series.
If you’re in an anime state of mind, we recommend two awesome new box sets from VIZ: Naruto Uncut Box Set, Vol. 8 ($49.95) and Bleach: Uncut Season One Box Set ($49.95). Both packages have enough thrills to keep you inside all summer.