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DVD Releases: Week of April 11th
Posted by R. Flagg on Apr 11, 2006, 21:17

Notable Releases

Fun with Dick and Jane

Best Price: $16.99 @ Best Buy

The Features:

• Commentary with Director Dean Parisot and Screenwriters Judd Apatow and Nicholas Stoller

• 6 Deleted Scenes

• Blooper Reel

• Press Junket Highlights

Mission: Impossible (Collector's Edition)

Best Price: $12.99 @ Best Buy

The Features:

• Includes movie ticket to see Mission: Impossible III

• 40 years of creating the impossible

• Explosive Exploits

• Spies Among Us

• Catching the Train

• International Spy Museum

• Agent Dossiers

• Generation: Cruise

• Mission: Impossible teaser, trailer and TV spots

• MI3 teaser

• Photo gallery

• Stanley Kubrick Award for Excellence in Filmmaking Acceptance Speech

Mission: Impossible 2 (2-Disc Set)

Best Price: $9.44 @ DeepDiscountDVD.com

The Features:

• Commentary by Director John Woo

• Alternate Title Sequence

• Behind the Mission: Exclusive Cast & Crew Interviews

• Mission Incredible: Stunts Featurette

• Impossible Shots: 11 Amazing Stunt Sequences including exclusive interviews with Tom Cruise, John Woo and Stunt Coordinator Brian Smrz

• Music Video: Metallica "I Disappear"

• Mission Improbable: M:I-2 parody from the MTV Movie Awards

• Trailer and TV Spot

• DVD Rom Features: Agent Dossiers, Mission Locations, Legend of Chimera, M:I-2 Tech Tools, M:I-2 DVD Online

The Laurel And Hardy Collection (Great Guns/Jitterbugs/The Big Noise)

Best Price: $24.95 @ DVDPlanet.com

The Features:

• Commentary by Laurel and Hardy author historian Randy Skretvedt on each feature

• Revenge of the Sons of the Desert

• Movietone News clip: "Inauguration of the Railway"

• Still galleries

• Original trailers

Ellie Parker

Synopsis:

Ellie Parker is a raw comedy about an aspiring actress looking to land a role in Hollywood. Written and directed by Scott Coffey, this acerbic look at the underside of the film industry features Chevy Chase as Ellie's agent and a cameo by Keanu Reeve's band, Dogstar.

Best Price: $16.67 @ Overstock.com

The Features:

• Commentary by Director Scott Coffey

• Deleted Scenes

• Trailers

The Greatest Game Ever Played

Synopsis:

From Walt Disney Pictures comes The Greatest Game Ever Played, the crowd-pleasing underdog epic that's based on an inspirational true story! Young amateur golfer Francis Ouimet (Shia LaBeouf) has nothing but talent and a seemingly impossible dream to challenge the world’s greatest player, his idol Harry Vardon. Soon, with the help of his spunky 10-year-old caddy Eddie, Francis boldly breaks down all barriers with a thrilling display of unrivaled drive, skill, and heart... and challenges the golf pro for the U.S. Open Championship!

Best Price: $19.99 @ Best Buy

The Features:

• Commentary by Director Bill Paxton and Writer Mark Frost

• A View From The Gallery: On the set of The Greatest Game Ever Played

• Two Legends and the Greatest Game

• From Caddy to Champion: Francis Ouimet

An Unfinished Life

Synopsis:

Robert Redford and Morgan Freeman star in this powerful story of risk and redemption. Stoic and heartbroken, Einar Gilkyson (Redford) quietly lives in the rugged Wyoming ranchlands alongside his only trusted friend, Mitch Bradley (Freeman). Then, suddenly, the woman he blames for the death of his only son arrives at his door broke, desperate, and with a granddaughter he's never known. But even as buried anger and accusations resurface, the way is opened for unexpected connection, adventure, and forgiveness.

Best Price: $19.99 @ Best Buy

The Features:

• Commentary with director Lasse Hallstrom, producer Leslie Holleran, and editor Andrew Mondshein

• The Making of An Unfinished Life

• Training Bart The Bear

• Still Gallery

Greenaway: The Falls

Synopsis:

Standing at a pivotal point in his filmography, poised between his earlier, witty shorts and the unique pleasures of Peter Greenaway’s post-Draughtsman’s Contract oeuvre, The Falls is arguably the most significant film of his prolific career. Shot as a pseudo-documentary, this magnum opus dazzlingly details 92 case histories of people who have been affected by the VUE (Violent Unknown Event), a mysterious, apocalyptic phenomenon related to birds, flying, and bizarre invented languages. Perfectly paired with it on this disc is Vertical Features Remake, in which a group of self-important academics argue about the work of Tulse Luper, Greenaway’s best-known fictional character and cinematic alter ego. Michael Nyman provided the score for both films, with back up from the father of ambient music, Brian Eno. This disc is also available as part of Greenaway: The Early Films box set.

Best Price: $13.35 @ DVDPacific.com

The Features:

• Video pieces on both films created by Greenaway especially for the DVD release

• Extensive collection of Greenaway’s paintings from 1975–1990 and archival materials on The Falls

• Original BFI production catalogue essay and the original press book for all of the early Greenaway films

• Liner notes by Peter Greenaway

Greenaway: The Shorts

Synopsis:

"He has other reputations as well as an academic, as a maker of curious artifacts, as a cataloguer of the bizarre and as a librarian of the absurd." Peter Greenaway might well have been describing himself in this thumbnail sketch of Canton Remodell, a character in an unmade project. Before his international art house hits The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover and Prospero’s Books, Greenaway made a series of highly inventive films that established all the obsessions that run through his later work. The content of the six playful shorts featured on this disc varies widely, from the condensed, wry history of 37 people who have fallen to their deaths from windows (Windows), to a sequence of 92 maps to guide a dead ornithologist on his way into the afterlife (A Walk Through H) set to a thrilling score by award-winning composer Michael Nyman. All of these quirkily delightful works, take great pleasure in outlandish detail, fake erudition and corkscrew narratives. This disc is also available as part of Greenaway: The Early Films box set.

Best Price: $12.10 @ DeepDiscountDVD.com

The Features:

• Video pieces about each film created by Greenaway especially for the DVD release

• Extensive collection of Greenaway’s paintings and collages from 1968-1978, and notes for unmade projects

• Original BFI production catalogue essay and the original press book for all of the early Greenaway films

• Liner notes by Peter Greenaway

Other Releases

18 Fingers Of Death!

Antartida

The Beach Boys: In London 1966

The Beatles: Making of Help

The Bob Newhart Show: The Complete 3rd Season

Cartoon Classic Favorites, Vol. 10: Best Pals - Mickey And Minnie

Cartoon Classic Favorites, Vol. 11: Best Pals - Donald & Daisy

Cartoon Classic Favorites, Vol. 12: Best Pals - Mickey & Pluto

Cirque Du Soleil: Corteo

Cruzin TV

Dave Attell Insomniac Tour Presents: Sean Rouse, Greg Giraldo & Dane Cook

David Spade: Take The Hit

The Da Vinci Code: Where It All Began

The Da Vinci Files

Death Cab For Cutie: Directions

Deep Blue

Escape

The Fantastic World Of M.C. Escher

Grad Night

Greatest NBA Finals Moments

Greenaway: The Early Films

Hardcore Homecoming 2: November Reign

In Living Color: Season 5

June

Laugh Or I'll Shoot Collection

The Legacy of Karl Richter

Lena

Little Fish

Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy

Michael Jordan: Above And Beyond

Michael Jordan: Air Time

Mission: Impossible - Collector's Set (Mission: Impossible/M:I-2)

My Little Pony: Flight To Cloud Castle And Other Stories

My Little Pony: The Quest Of The Princess Ponies And Other Stories

NBA Guts And Glory

Shaquille O'Neal: Like No Other

NBA Superstars Collection

The Newsroom: Season Three

Nicole C. Mullen: Bringin' It Home - Live In Cincinnati

Opus Dei and the Da Vinci Code

Pimp C: Pimpalation

Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin

Red Shoe Diaries: The Movie

Red Skelton Show Collection

Replicant/Legionnaire

Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever/South Beach Academy

Sukeban Deka: Counter Attack From The Kazama Sisters

Those Glory Glory Days

Tortillas Again

Upsets And Underdogs

Wagons East/Suicide Kings

Woman, Thou Art Loosed (Special Edition)

Notable Horror & Sci-Fi Releases

Wolf Creek (Unrated Edition)

Best Price: $17.99 @ Best Buy

The Features:

• Commentary with Director Greg McLean, Executive Producer Matt Hearn, and Actors Cassandra MaGrath and Kestie Morassi

• The Making Of Wolf Creek Documentary

• Deleted Scene

• Theatrical Trailer

Farscape: Season 3, Collection 3 (Starburst Edition)

Best Price: $16.61 @ DeepDiscountDVD.com

The Features:

• Episodes: Revenging Angel, The Choice, Fractures, I-Yensch You-Yensch, Into the Lion's Den Part I: Lambs to the Slaughter, Into the Lion's Den Part II: Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, Dog with Two Bones

• Commentary by Claudia Black (Aeryn) on The Choice

• Commentary by director Rowan Woods and writer Justin Monjo on The Choice

• Commentary by writer/series creator Rockne S. O'Bannon and executive producer David Kemper on Into The Lion's Den, Part II: Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

• Commentary by Ben Browder (Crichton) and Claudia Black (Aeryn) on Dog with Two Bones

• Deleted scenes

• Season 3: A Look Back with Executive Producer David Kemper

• Cast interviews with Claudia Black (Aeryn) and Anthony Simcoe (DΒ’Argo)

• Storyboard/Episode comparison for Revenging Angel

• Listening In with Composer Guy Gross

• Original Farscape TV promos

• Cool Farscape Facts by Paul Simpson (author of Farscape: The Illustrated Companion)

• Alien Encounters

• Extensive production design gallery

• Updated character histories: Lieutenant Braca, Ryget XVI, Pilot, Moya, Talyn

Carnage for the Destroyer

Synopsis:

Slaughter & mayhem isn’t just for serial killers anymore! It’s that time of year again for the kids of Bonejack Heights to prepare the haunted house for Halloween! And this year, one of them has a big surprise in store when he dedicates the spookshow to a legendary god named The Destroyer. But little do the teen misfits know that this well-intentioned heavy metal warrior has mistakenly awakened The Destroyer for real! And now he’s ready to teach them what carnage is all about...

The Features:

• Commentary with writer/director Chris Seaver

• Commentary with the cast & crew

• Behind-the-scenes

• Cast rehearsal

• Epic Metal commercial

• Splatter Rampage DVD trailers

Pray

Synopsis:

Down on their luck and desperate for money to buy drugs, Mitsuru (Tetsuji Tamayama) and Maki (Asami Mizukawa) have the perfect plan. They kidnap a young girl and hide out in an abandoned school, awaiting acceptance of their demands. Everything is a going according to plan, except for one gross miscalculation. Their hostage died a year ago today. Now it's their turn.

Best Price: $15.10 @ DeepDiscountDVD.com

The Features:

• The making of Pray

• Interview with Director and Actor

• Original theatrical trailer

The Scorned (2-Disc Collector's Edition)

Synopsis:

In a secluded beach house on the Malibu shore, an engaged couple’s argument sends Matt (Bob Guiney) into the arms of his fiance Raina’s maid-of-honor Nichola (Trishelle Cannatella). After Raina (Trish Schneider) finds them together, horrible violence ensues which ends with Raina facedown with her throat slit in the hot tub.

17 Months Later: Oliver (Steven Hill), his ex- girlfriend Kirsten (Jenna Lewis), Seth (Reichen Lehmkuhl), and DQ (Jonny Fairplay) decide to rent the now abandoned beach house for the summer, unaware of the horrific secret that kept the house vacant all this time. One by one, temptation begins to seduce the housemates into betraying their romantic relationships and unleashes an avenging angel of death. When the first victim is killed, Murry Ellis (Ethan Zohn), a whacked out spiritualist, believes that it was in fact, the ghost of Raina. With the help of Murry, Oliver and Kirsten fight to survive and search desperately to unlock the shocking mystery of... The Scorned.

Best Price: $11.99 @ Best Buy

The Features:

• Outrageous Filmmaker Commentary

• Director Reveals the Challenges of an All Reality Star Cast

• Rob C.’s History of Reality TV

• Real Auditions

• Uncensored Outtakes, Bloopers & On Set Fights!

• Kill Reality - A Sizzling Look at E!’s Hit TV Show!

• And Many More Surprises...Including the Member’s Only Key to the Never-Ending DVD Extra!

Other Horror & Sci-Fi Releases

Attack of the Sabretooth

Blood Stained Bride

Camp Slaughter

Caved In: Prehistoric Terror

Cyber Wars

The Dark

Grizzly

House of Whipcord

Leprechaun/Leprechaun 2

Mortuary

Tales of Terror From Tokyo: The Movie

Anime Releases

Digi Charat Nyo!: Volume 2

Escaflowne: Anime Legends Complete Collection

Fantastic Children: Volume 1

Fantastic Children: Volume 1 (w/ Collector's Box)

Ghost Stories, Volume 4: Senior Screams

Hare + Guu: Volume 2

IGPX: Volume 2 (Uncut Edition)

Maburaho, Volume 7: Wizard Of Ahhhs!

Mars Daybreak: Volume 5

Otogi Zoshi: Premium Box

Panda-Z: The Robonimation - Volume 5

Saint Seiya: Collection 2

Tenjho Tenge: Round Six

Best Buy Weekly Deals

$9.99:

Ice Age (Super Cool Edition)

Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (2-Disc Collector's Edition)

The Princess Diaries (2-Disc Collector's Edition)

The Shaggy Dog (The Wild & Woolly Edition)

Batman Begins

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

Dinosaur

Napoleon Dynamite

Spongebob Squarepants: Lost In Time

Ultimate Avengers: The Movie

Circuit City Weekly Deals

2 For $20:

The Exorcism of Emily Rose (Unrated Special Edition)

Gone With The Wind (2-Disc Special Edition)

Good Morning Vietnam (Special Edition)

The Gospel (Special Edition)

L.A. Confidential (Special Edition)

The Longest Yard (2005 Collector's Edition)

Predator (2-Disc Collector's Edition)

Stealth (Special Edition)

Team America: World Police (Unrated Collector's Edition)

A Lot Like Love

Apocalypse Now: Redux

Batman Begins

Ben-Hur

Best In Show

The Cave

Coach Carter

The Day After Tomorrow

Fantastic Four

Freak Friday (2003)

The Goonies

The Gospel Of John

House of Wax (2005)

Into The Blue

Kingdom of Heaven

Monster-In-Law

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

The Passion Of The Christ

Predator 2

Racing Stripes

Raise Your Voice

Rebound

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Sahara

Shark Tale

Shrek

Spongebob Squarepants: The Movie

Tombstone

Ultimate Avengers: The Movie

Wallace & Gromit: 3 Amazing Adventures

$8.99:

Million Dollar Baby (2-Disc)

Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (2-Disc Collector's Edition)

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

Crash

Diary Of A Mad Black Woman: The Movie

Finding Neverland

The Interpreter

The Notebook

Robots

Target Weekly Deals

$7.50:

Matilda (Special Edition)

Matrix: Revolutions (2-Disc)

Quest For Camelot/Cat's Don't Dance (Target Exclusive)

Spies Like Us/Nothing But Trouble (Target Exclusive)

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

Spanglish

$10:

Million Dollar Baby (2-Disc)

Fantastic Four

Ghostbusters 1 & 2 Pack

House of Wax (2005)

Monster-In-Law

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Rebound

Roll Bounce



 

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