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G.I. Joe DVD Complete Collector’s Set

If the current summer blockbusters didn’t tug on our childhood nostalgia strings enough, Hasbro has announced this complete collectors set just in time for Comic Con. Loaded with over 50 hours of content, this set packs everything but the kitchen sink.

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250,000 Miles, One-Way

From The Earth To The Moon

40 years ago today (July 20, 1969), Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon. Lest we forget how much of an accomplishment that is, one need only look up towards the night sky and be reminded that our moon is ~250,000 miles away. Sadly, it seems that space exploration’s most exciting moment as…

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Better Golf for Less than a Box of Pro V1's

Shawn Clement Golf DVD

A solitary golfer toils at the end of a driving range, working through a once mountainous pile of golf balls. Each swing brings with it the promise of better golf, but all too often is replaced by mounting frustration. We’ve all been there. Continued struggle leads to a more mechanical process as you search for…

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The Thrill of Victory!

Top Gear Season 10 Giveaway – Winners!

Well, lads, we certainly appreciate all of you who chimed in with agreement for or addition to our list of great Top Gear moments. We have it on good authority that the Stig was equally impressed with your encyclopedic knowledge of his most excellent show. Now, in reward for your diligent attention and gear-headedness, we…

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All We Know Is They Call Him The Stig...

Top 10 Top Gear Moments Of All Time (Win The DVD Set!)

Gents, we’re outspoken fans of Top Gear here at Gear Patrol. Perhaps it’s the unrelenting wit, humor, and sarcasm of Top Gear’s dynamic trio: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May, and their infamous fourth: The Stig. Perhaps its the barrage of outrageous challenges and races across the world. Perhaps it’s the idea that someone, somewhere,…

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The Dollar Menu for Movies


By Guest Writer and Gear Enthusiast Edward Cheng There is nothing I like better than instant gratification and great value. Maybe this is why I buy most of my lunches from vending machines? On a recent trip to the supermarket, I noticed a large, sleek, red box vending DVDs by the entrance. With my interest…

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PBS Brings The Funny

Make ‘Em Laugh: The Funny Business Of America

Make ‘Em Laugh is a DVD set from PBS (yes, PBS) that explores the work of America’s great comics. Billy Crystal hosts this 6 hour romp through America’s fascination with comedy and how it has managed to not only define parts of our country, but constantly break molds. Originally spanning 6 episodes on PBS, the…

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We have a winner! Actually, three of them.

Triple Play DVD Winner(s)!

Well men, another Gear Patrol Giveaway is in the books. Many thanks to our friends at HISTORY and A&E for providing the loot, and kudos to all who participated. The largest congratulations go to our three winners, of course. For their diligent efforts, Frank P. of North Hollywood, Jake O. in Denver, and Jeff S….

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Win One of Three DVD Collections

DVD Triple Play Giveaway

When the folks at HISTORY and A&E asked us to share with you some of their latest DVD releases, we were keen to oblige. In true Gear Patrol fashion, we figured that our readers would be best served if we took their request literally. It is in that spirit that we bring you just the…

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History’s Dangerous Missions Collection

Better than regular missions…these are dangerous ones. When it comes to creating edutaining programs, HISTORY does it best. In fact, it’s a safe bet that anytime you fix your eyes on a HISTORY documentary, you are likely to receive a marked boost in both your trivia skills and your testosterone. In that regard, the newly…

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Family Guy Season 6 DVD

Family Values At Their Best It’s time to start memorizing a new set of episodes boys. Yup, you can finally own the Griffin clan’s latest set of misadventures on DVD. With a total of 12 episodes ranging from season 5 to 6, and guest appearances by celebrities like Willem Dafoe, Drew Barrymore, Adam Carola, and…

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Five Manly Foreign Films Every Man Should Watch

Around The World In Five Movies Hollywood isn’t the only place where great movies are made. So to broaden your Netflix horizon we put together some of the best manly foreign films out there. Our apologies though if adding them mean’s waiting just a little bit longer for Sex and the City to arrive in…

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Iron Man DVD and Blu-Ray Giveaway – Winners!

We’ve got two winners selected for the Iron Man DVD and Blu-Ray Giveaway! Congratulations T. Bell and Joseph Keller! Thanks to all of you that entered. We’ve got plenty more giveaways planned so make sure to keep your browsers on GP. You can also subscribe to our e-mail Dispatch or RSS Feed.

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Iron Man DVD and Blu-Ray Giveaway

“I am (winning) the Iron Man.” Tony Stark would not approve of our haphazard photography, but we doubt he’d mind that the good folks at Paramount have given Gear Patrol two very cool Iron Man Blu-Ray and DVD prize packs to give away (speaking of…) to the Gear Patrol contingency. The movie, just released on…

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A DVD Player Worth 1080 words. [Editor's Choice]

Oppo DV-981HD Up-Converting DVD Player

Now that the dust has settled from the duel between Blu-Ray and HD DVD, you might wonder why in the world we’d feature a player that, after all is said and done, still only plays standard DVDs. Let’s start with three reasons: You’ve dumped a slew of change on your DVD collection, and unless your…

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Clarkson: Heaven and Hell

If any of you men know much about automobiles then you’ve probably heard of Top Gear. BBC’s take on auto reviews, in television format. Not just a regular television show though, an incredible program with Hollywood blockbuster production levels. Undoubtedly, it’s co-host and anchor, Jeremy Clarkson that brings much of the show’s panache. His DVD,…

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Dirty Harry Ultimate Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray

“You’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I have Dirty Harry on Blu-Ray? Well, do ya, punk?” Out this Tuesday, finally, is the complete edition of Dirty Harry on glorious Blu-Ray high definition glory. All five Dirty Harry movies, bonus feature-length documentary Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows, 40+ page hardcover book, and a…

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Mad Men Season 2

According to the the show’s blog, Mad Men officially began production two weeks ago. More importantly, with production having started, the show will begin it’s 13 episode broadcast in high definition glory this July on AMC. If you haven’t watched the drama about ruthlessly competitive men and women duking it out in advertising set then…

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Planet Earth DVD Set [HD-DVD & Blu-Ray]

Everyone knows about the Planet Earth mini series. It takes what otherwise would be a documentary adds a healthy dose of “incredible” and “epic filmmaking” resulting in a mesmerizing television viewing. It is also the best material to show off your new high definition television. Available in DVD, HD-DVD or Blu-Ray disc, the set is…

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Seinfeld – The Complete Series

One hundred and eighty episodes of the greatest television show ever to grace the television screen, Seinfeld. Little else needs to be explained why you would want this in your collection but perhaps we’ll run down what you get to even further whet your appetite. More than 104 hours of amazing extras The Official Coffee…

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Transformers 2-Disc Special Edition

The high-adrenaline movie of the summer is out on DVD for your home viewing pleasure. Action movie director Michael Bay and producer Steven Spielberg put togeter what might arguably be the movie of the summer (at least in dollars) and we’d be lying if we didn’t say that it made us giddy like a child…