Starring James Caan, Josh Duhamel, James Lesure, Nikki Cox, Vanessa Marcil, Molly Sims, Marsha Thomason
Written By: Gary Scott Thompson
Studio: NBC Universal
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The Montecito is back and so is the cast as season two continues to sizzle with episodes uncut and uncensored! Fun & filled with action, and drama; Las Vegas is still one of my favorite television shows on right now. Starring James Caan and Josh Duhamel, Las Vegas is a great show to sit down, relax and have a great time in the comfort of your own home.
For those who are unfamiliar with Las Vegas, The Montecito Hotel and Casino is one of the biggest and most popular in town, well as far as the show is concerned anyway. Ed Deline (Caan), with the help of his protege, Danny Mccoy help run the casino’s security and surveillance team. Not to mention a few others like former valet, turned security genius Mike (Lesure,) a Casino Host (Vanessa Marcil,) Ed’s daughters Delinda (Sims) and Nessa (Thomason.) Don’t forget about the lovely Nikki Cox, who plays Mary, the Casino’s special events coordinator. All this helps bring the show together with great chemistry and quite a few lookers. Each episode features another crazy adventure after another. Whether it’s someone attempting to cheat the system in the casino, like card counters, or just robbing the vault completely. You also get the usual kidnapping, dead bodies, and assault just like any other casino. Hey, it’s Vegas people! If all these alleged stories ever got out in a real casino, that place would have some great publicity for 1.) stopping the crime and 2.) drawing plenty of undesirables to a place where many people vacation. Not as exactly something you want to put on a brochure. But, this is just a television show so it’s cool. I for one, enjoy the hell out of it each week. Where can you find scantily clad babes and crime on television? Well I’m sure there are a few but this one has a great balanced cast to boot. The DVD features all 24 season two episodes, including some of my favorites like Tainted Love, where Ed Deline is called away from work to serve in Jury Duty. Here, he gets in trouble trying to keep up with the activities at work and it’s probably one of the funniest episodes of the series. You also get more tougher episodes like “When You Got to Go, You Got to Go” where Ed is kidnapped by a former employee and Danny & Mike have to scramble to find Ed, hopefully alive. That is more on the opposite side of the spectrum as “Tainted Love.” Another bonus of watching Vegas is that a fan can miss an episode or two and still pop in and enjoy the show without really missing too much storyline. A few back stories are thrown in here & there but for the most part, each week is something new. The season finale was certainly concentrated as a storyline throughout the season as The Montecito was up for sale and it comes down to the last episode as to who maybe purchased the casino. Everyone is freaking out as their jobs may be in jeopardy. I know it was frustrating for me over the summer, but Season three is here and I’m enjoying it, just like the last two seasons.
Only a few extras are included in the box set featuring a gag reel from the 1st two seasons, and a Palms “High Roller” Executive takes you on a tell all tour of everything they do to cater to their high-roller clientele. I had a blast watching the gag reel for seasons one and two, featuring plenty of cursing, screw ups and close ups of cleavage. It seems James Caan and Josh Duhamel were the ones screwing up the most. I think the highlight for me was when James Caan said to Josh “are you on fucking acid!!??” Definitely have to check that out!
Las Vegas is one of the hottest shows on television and getting this DVD will only prove that. James Caan is awesome as Big Ed Deline, and I can’t see the show continuing without him. That goes for the same with Josh Duhamel. The actors really get into character, and it shows. Though i’m sure James Caan isn’t exactly like Ed Deline, he still scares the piss out of me. Besides the action and funny stuff on Vegas, I also like the woman on the show and any guy should watch JUST for that alone! But I hope the show continues and gets more edgier with each season. Go and get the first two seasons, while you still can.
-Gag Reel: Blooper Reels from Seasons 1 & 2
-VIP Access Only: A Palms “High Roller” executive takes you on a tell-all tour of everything they do to cater to their high-roller clientele
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 CC
Widescreen 1.78:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Favorite Scenes: Have You Ever Seen The Rain, Two of a Kind, When You Got to Go You Got to Go, Can You See What I see? Tainted Love
Running Time: 1030 minutes