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DVD Releases: Week of May 23rd
By R. Flagg
May 23, 2006, 21:19

Notable Releases

Transamerica

Best Price: $16.99 @ Best Buy

The Features:

• Commentary with Director Duncan Tucker

• Bloopers Reel

• Travelin' Through: Behind the Scenes

• Conversation with Duncan Tucker and Felicity Huffman

• Conversation with Duncan Tucker and Kevin Zegers

• Dolly Parton Music Video for "Travelin' Through"

• Theatrical Trailer

Cheaper By the Dozen 2

Best Price: $13.99 @ Circuit City

The Features:

• Commentary by Director Adam Shankman

• FOX Movie Channel: Casting Session

• Inside Look: Flicka, Aquamarine

• Camp Chaos

• A Comedic Trio

• Trailers

The Boondock Saints (Unrated Special Edition)

Best Price: $17.99 @ Best Buy

The Features:

• Commentary with Writer/Director Troy Duffy

• Commentary with Actor Billy Connolly

• Deleted Scenes and Outtakes

• Printable Script

• Trailers

Kingdom Of Heaven (4-Disc Director's Cut)

Best Price: $18.79 @ Overstock.com

The Features:

• Introduction by Sir Ridley Scott

• Commentary with Director Ridley Scott and Writer William Monahan

• Commentary with Executive Producer Lisa Ellzey, Film Editor Dody Dorn, Visual Effects Supervisor Wes Sewell and First Assistant Director Adam Somner

• The Enginer's Guide

• The Path to Redemption Documentary

Patton (2-Disc Special Edition)

Best Price: $14.64 @ DeepDiscountDVD.com

The Features:

• Introduction and Commentary by Francis Ford Coppola

• Behind the Scenes Gallery Accompanied By Audio Essay on the Historical Patton

• Patton: A Rebel Revisited

• Patton's Ghost Corps

• The Making Of Patton

• Production Still Gallery Accompanied by Jerry Goldsmith's Complete Musical Score

• Original Theatrical Trailer

The Dirty Dozen (2-Disc Special Edition)

Best Price: $17.99 @ Best Buy

The Features:

• Commentary by cast members Jim Brown, Trini Lopez, Stuart Cooper, and Colin Maitland, producer Kenneth Hyman, original novelist E.M. Nathanson, film historian David J. Schow and veteran military advisor to movies Capt. Dale Dye

• Introduction by Ernest Borgnine

• Armed and Deadly: The Making of The Dirty Dozen

• The Filthy Thirteen: Real Stories from Behind the Lines

• Marine Corps Combat Leadership Skills: Vintage Recruitment Documentary Featuring Lee Marvin

• Vintage Featurette: Operation Dirty Dozen

• Theatrical Trailer

Tora! Tora! Tora! (2-Disc Special Edition)

Best Price: $14.64 @ DeepDiscountDVD.com

The Features:

• Commentary by director Richard Fleischer & Japanese Film Historian Stewart Galbraith

• Documentary: Day of Infamy

• Tora! Tora! Tora!: A Giant Awakes

• Tora! Tora! Tora! (21:00)

• Now It Can Be Shown

• Movietone News: The 1st Pictures of the Attack

• Movietone News: Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941

• Movietone News: A Year of War Since Pearl Harbor

• Movietone News: War with Japan

• Movietone News: U.S Declares War on Japan

• Movietone News: 1st Pictures of Attack on Japan Islands

• Movietone News: Jap Cities Were Bombed By U.S. Army Planes

• Movietone News: President Honors ""Jimmy"" Dolittle For Raid on Japan

• Movietone News: War Reports Of The United Nations

• Movietone News: Doolittle's Raiders, Who Bombed Tokyo, Mark Anninversary

• Original Theatrical Trailer

Deadwood: The Complete Second Season

Best Price: $62.96 @ Amazon.com

The Features:

• 12 episodes on six discs

• Commentary by stars Timothy Olyphant and Ian McShane on A Lie Agreed Upon part 1

• Commentary by stars Molly Parker and Anna Gunn on A Lie Agreed Upon part 1

• Commentary by director David Milch on New Money

• Commentary by executive producer-director Gregg Fienberg on Complications

• Commentary by stars Kim Dickens, William Sanderson, and Dayton Callie on E.B. Was Left Out

• Commentary by stars Powers Boothe and Garret Dillahunt on E.B. Was Left Out

• Commentary by stars John Hawkes and Paula Malcomson on Advances, None Miraculous

• Commentary by stars Timothy Olyphant and Anna Gunn on The Whores Can Come

• Commentary by stars Ian McShane and Paula Malcomson on The Whores Can Come

• The Real Deadwood 1877

• Making of season 2 finale

• Deadwood Daguerreotypes: photo gallery of characters and historic Deadwood

Boston Legal: The Complete First Season

Best Price: $29.99 @ Buy.com

The Features:

• Commentary on Death Be Not Proud

• Court Is Now In Session: How Boston Legal Came To Be

• On Camera Interviews with Cast and Writers

Samurai Jack: Season 3

Best Price: $21.96 @ DVDPlanet.com

The Features:

• 13 episodes on two discs

• Commentary on "Birth of Evil"

• The Martial Arts of Samurai Jack

• Lost artwork

Harlan County, USA (Criterion Collection)

Synopsis:

In 1973, when the Brookside coal miners voted to join the United Mine Workers union, The Duke Power Company refused to sign the union's contact. Barbara Kopple brilliantly documented the struggle that broke out between the company and the workers in this Academy Award-winning documentary. With a haunting country and bluegrass soundtrack, Harlan County USA is a powerful, sometimes heartbreaking record of the thirteen-month struggle between a community fighting to survive and a corporation dedicated to the bottom line.

Best Price: $27.99 @ Amazon.com

The Features:

• New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director-producer Barbara Kopple

• Commentary by Kopple and editor Nancy Baker

• The Making of Harlan County, USA: a new documentary featuring interviews with Kopple, crew members and strike participants featured in the film

• New video interview with legendary bluegrass singer-songwriter Hazel Dickens

• Never-before-seen outtakes from the film

• New video interview with director John Sayles

• A panel discussion from 2005 Sundance featuring Kopple and Roger Ebert

• New essays by film scholar Paul Arthur and music journalist Jon Weisberger

• Original theatrical trailer

Viridiana (Criterion Collection)

Synopsis:

Banned in Spain and denounced by the Vatican, Luis Buρuel’s hilarious vision of life as a beggar’s banquet is regarded by many as his masterpiece. In it, the young novice Viridiana does her utmost to maintain her Catholic principles, but her lecherous uncle and a motley assemblage of paupers force her to confront the limits of her idealism. Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 1961 Cannes Film Festival, this anticlerical free-for-all is as shocking today as ever.

Best Price: $19.99 @ Circuit City

The Features:

• New, restored high-definition digital transfer

• New and improved English subtitle translation

• New video interview with Cineaste editor and author Richard Porton

• Original U.S. release trailer

• A new essay by author and film historian Michael Wood

Game 6

Synopsis:

As a New York playwright, Nicky Rogan made his name in boulevard comedy, and now has ventured closer to home and written something he really cares about. Though he won't admit it, he is desperate for another success. From the outset, things begin to go wrong. His daughter informs him that his wife wants a divorce. His mistress notifies him that his lead actor has a parasite in his brain and can't remember his lines, and an old acquaintance regales him with tales of Steven Schwimmer, a new and powerful critic who is so poisonous, so destructive, that the New York theater community lives in terror.

Although Nicky has grown up in New York, he is a die-hard Red Sox fan and the film is set on October 25, 1986, the day of the most Shakespearian of sporting events, Game 6 of the World Series. The Red Sox are poised to win. At the last minute, Nicky decides to skip his opening night in order to watch his beloved team. This could be it. If his "cursed" Red Sox can finally win the World Series, maybe Nicky can break his own downward spiral. Written by acclaimed writer Don DeLillo, Game 6 is an intelligent, witty, unsettling tale of one man's encounter with his demons, his passions and his infatuation with failure.

Best Price: $16.76 @ DeepDiscountDVD.com

The Features:

• Commentary with Director Michael Hoffman & Producer Amy Robinson

• Behind-the-Scenes

• Interview with Actor and Producer Griffin Dunne

• Theatrical Trailer

London

Synopsis:

This twisted and obsessive love story follows Syd (Chris Evans), a strung-out, wealthy 20-something whose life is about to go from meaningless to futile. After a massive binging and drug spree, he awakes to the news that he is about to lose his "one true love" London (Jessica Biel) forever: Syd's ex-girlfriend is moving from New York to Los Angeles. Syd has one more chance to win her back, tonight, at her going-away party. Syd stocks up on cocaine and goes off to the party with Bateman (Jason Statham), a young English banker/part time drug dealer he's just met. Throughout the evening, punctuated by regular drug breaks in the bathroom, we discover that Syd's relationship problems involve more than friction with his girlfriend. Is there a light at the end of his tunnel?

Best Price: $18.46 @ DVDPlanet.com

The Features:

• Commentary with Director Hunter Richards

• Deleted Scenes

• Behind the Scenes

The Longest Day (2-Disc Special Edition)

Synopsis:

The Longest Day is a vivid, hour-by-hour recreation of D-Day. Featuring a stellar international cast, and told from the perspectives of both sides, it is a fascinating look at the massive preparations, mistakes, and random events that determined the outcome of one of the biggest battles in history. Winner of two 1962 Oscars (Special Effects and Cinematography), The Longest Day ranks as one of Hollywood's truly great war films.

Best Price: $14.64 @ DeepDiscountDVD.com

The Features:

• Historical Audio Commentary

• A Day To Remember

• The Longest Day: A Salute to Courage

• Backstory

• D-Day Revisted

• Richard Zannuck on The Longest Day

• Still Gallery

• Original Theatrical Trailer

Metal: A Headbanger's Journey (2-Disc Special Edition)

Synopsis:

Sam Dunn, a 30-year old anthropologist, decided to study the plight of a different culture, one he has been a part of since he was a 12-year-old: the culture of heavy metal. Sam sets out on a global journey to find out why this music has been consistently stereotyped, dismissed and condemned and yet is loved so passionately by its millions of fans. Along the way, Sam explores metals obsession with some of life's most provocative subjects - sexuality, religion, violence and death - and discovers some things about the culture that even he can't defend. Shot on location in the UK, Germany, Norway, Canada and the US, this documentary is the first of its kind. It is both a defense of a long-misunderstood art form and a window for the outsider into the spectacle that is heavy metal.

Best Price: $16.99 @ Circuit City

The Features:

• Commentary by Director Sam Dunn

• Over 87 minutes of special features including 17 extended interviews

• 20-minute mini-documentary on Norwegian Black Metal

• Footage with Lemmy from Motorhead at the Rainbow

• An interactive metal history family tree, created specifically for the DVD

One Last Thing

Synopsis:

One Last Thing... is a funny and moving story starring Cynthia Nixon and Michael Angarano. Dylan (Angarano) and his mother, Karen (Nixon), are invited onto national television by an organization that grants last wishes to the terminally ill. Dylan surprises everyone by making a shocking request: to spend a steamy weekend with supermodel Nikki Sinclair (Sunny Mabrey). After a disappointing meet-and-greet arranged by Nikki's agent (Gina Gershon), Dylan and his buddies set off for the Big Apple with hopes of fulfilling his one last wish...

Best Price: $20.86 @ Walmart.com

The Features:

• Commentary with the Director

• Outtakes

• Making-of

• Cast Audition Tapes

Other Releases

100 Rifles

A Moment in Time: African American Women of Achievement

Africa Screams (1949)

All You've Got

Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Chipmunk Adventure

Animated All Stars

April's Shower

Back Door To Hell

The Blue Butterfly

The Blue Iguana

The Bourne Supremacy [HD DVD]

Brilliant But Cancelled: Crime Dramas (Delvecchio/Gideon Oliver/Johnny Staccato/Touching Evil)

Brilliant But Cancelled: Ez Streets

Catherine the Great

The Cecil B. Demille Collection (Cleopatra/The Crusades/Four Frightened People/Sign Of The Cross/Union Pacific)

Champions Forever: Latin Legends & World Heavyweight Champs 2

Classic Crime Collection: Street Justice (Murder Inc./The French Connection/The St. Valentine's Day Massacre/The Seven-Ups)

Classic Western Collection: The Outlaws (The Proud Ones/Forty Guns/Broken Lance/The Culpepper Cattle Co.)

Clinging Vine/Age Of Ballyhoo (Silent)

The Closer: The Complete First Season

The Culpepper Cattle Company

The Da Vinci Treasure

Decision Before Dawn

The Devil's Miner

Dog Whisperer With Cesar Millan: The Complete First Season

Egypt

Egypt/King Tut: Face Of Tutankhamun

The Face Behind The Mask

The Fairly Odd Parents: Fairy Idol

Faith No More: Live At Brixton Academy You Fat B**Tards

A Moment in Time: First Ladies / First Victories

Fish And Elephant

The Girls of Bill Zebub's Movies

God's Waiting List

Goebbels Experiment

Guns At Batasi

Hamsun

Hard Pill

Heaven And Hell On Wheels (Angel's Wild Women/Satan's Sadists)

Heroes Of War Collection: Frontline Combat (Halls Of Montezuma/Decision Before Dawn/D-Day The Sixth Of June/Guadalcanal Diary)

Heroes Of War Collection: Navy Battles (The Enemy Below/The Frogmen/Morituri/Sink The Bismarck!)

Heroes Of War Collection: Soldier's Stories (Men Of Honor/Courage Under Fire/Tigerland/The Thin Red Line)

High School Musical

Immortal Sergeant

Jim Henson's The Storyteller: The Definitive Collection

Julie Johnson

King Tut: The Face of Tutankhamun

The Last Wagon

Little Britain: The Complete Second Series

M*A*S*H: Season 10

The Martha Stewart Entertaining Collection: Martha's Summer Favorites

Murder, Inc.

Ninjas And Dragons

Ozzie & Harriet Collection

Pirates Of The Silver Screen Collection

PJ Harvey: Please Leave Quietly

Pride Fighting Championships: Bushido, Vol. 3

Pride Fighting Championships: Demolition

Pride Fighting Championships: Total Elimination 2005

The Proud Ones

Redwall: Season Two

Rides: The Complete Third Season

Saturday Night Live: The Best Of Cheri Oteri

Saturday Night Live: The Best Of Commercial Parodies

The Seven-Ups

Shanghai Panic

St. Valentine's Day Massacre

These Thousand Hills

U-571 [HD DVD]

Uli Jon Roth: Historic Performances Volume I & II

The Vigilantes 2 (The Legend of Alfred Packer/Trinity Meets Sartana/Johnny Yuma/Grand Duel)

Who Gets To Call It Art

Wings: The Complete First And Second Seasons

World Wrestling Organization

WWe: Wrestlemania 22

Yellow Sky

You’re In The Navy Now

Notable Horror & Sci-Fi Releases

It Waits

Synopsis:

It Waits is a suspenseful, horrifying tale of a Native American legend come to life. A creature trapped in the bowels of hell has been awoken and unleashed on the world. It prowls the wilderness, hunting a young, willful ranger named Danielle. Danielle is experiencing her own personal turmoil, having recently been responsible for the death of her best friend. Things go from bad to worse as Danielle realizes that she is not alone in the wilderness. There is a creature slowly stalking and hunting her. The creature claims the lives of the few people that may have been able to help Danielle, and all hope seems lost. She waits as the creature comes for her and desperately struggles for her life, but will her struggle be enough to ensure her survival?

Best Price: $9.59 @ DeepDiscountDVD.com

The Features:

• Commentary by director Steven R. Monroe and star Cerina Vincent

• Blood On The Pines

• Trailer

Motor Home Massacre

Synopsis:

Prepare for the gripping story of seven young friends who climb aboard a vintage RV-and ride straight to hell. When they come under attack from a machete-wielding psychopath, there is no escape, and what started as a thrill ride quickly becomes a torture chamber.

Best Price: $16.72 @ DeepDiscountDVD.com

The Features:

• Alternate Beginning

• Alternate Ending

• Interviews with Cast and Crew

• Trailer Gallery

Warning Sign

Synopsis:

Deep inside a genetic engineering complex in rural Utah, a mysterious toxin has accidentally been unleashed and a top-secret military containment team arrives to quarantine the facility. But for local sheriff Cal Morse (Sam Waterston), the disaster hits close to home. Among the employees still locked inside is his security guard wife Joanie (Kathleen Quinlan). Now the contamination is spreading throughout the building, causing its victims to explode in psychotic rage. What sinister experiments have taken place in Lab P-4? Why is Joanie the only person immune to the infection? And even if Morse can break into the compound to rescue his wife, can they survive the onslaught of the insane?

Best Price: $8.99 @ DeepDiscountDVD.com

The Features:

• Commentary with Writer/Director Hal Barwood

• Theatrical Trailer

• TV Spot

Other Horror & Sci-Fi Releases

The 4400: The Complete Second Season

Angel Blade

BloodRayne (Unrated Director's Cut)

The Booth

Cannibal

The Chronicles of Riddick [HD DVD]

Fiesta of Fear Latin Horror

Gemini

Girls From Another World (Rollergator/Things/Toad Warrior/Big Sister 2000)

Hollow Man 2

Vamps And Witches (Lord Of The Vampires/Project Vampire/Witchouse 3/Witchcraft XIII)

Van Helsing [HD DVD]

X-Men Evolution: Complete Third Season

Anime Releases

Desert Punk: Vixen Of The Desert - Volume 3

Doki Doki School Hours: 4th Hour

Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Destiny - Volume 2

Gun Sword: Endless Illusion - Volume 1

Gun Sword: Endless Illusion - Volume 1 (with Collector's Box)

Nanaka 6/17: The Not-So-Magical Mishap - Volume 1

Princess Tutu: Schwert Und Feder - Volume 5

Best Buy Weekly Deals

2 for $20:

The 40-Year-Old Virgin (Unrated)

American Pie Presents Band Camp (Unrated)

Cry_Wolf (Unrated)

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (Unrated)

DOOM (Unrated Extended Edition)

Elektra (2-Disc Unrated Director's Cut)

Interview With the Vampire (Special Edition)

The Longest Yard (2005 Collector's Edition)

Team America: World Police (Collector's Edition)

National Lampoon's Adam & Eve

Braveheart
 

Broken Flowers

Cinderella Man

The Color Purple

The Constant Gardener

George Lopez: Why You Crying?

Grizzly Man

Looney Tunes: Premiere Collection

Comedy Central’s Roast of Pamela Anderson (Uncensored)

The Perfect Man

Pride & Prejudice (2005)

Rebound

Roll Bounce

Serenity

The Skeleton Key

Two For The Money

Circuit City Weekly Deals

2 FOR $12:

Alien (Collector's Edition)

Edward Scissorhands (Anniversary Edition)

Entrapment (Special Edition)

Girl Next Door (Unrated)

The Last Of The Mohicans (Director's Extended Edition)

Men Of Honor (Special Edition)

Romeo + Juliet (1997 Special Edition)

Behind Enemy Lines

Bill Cosby: Himself

Die Hard

Die Hard 2

Die Hard With A Vengeance

Drumline

From Hell

Home Alone

Just Married

Kiss of The Dragon

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Master & Commander: The Far Side Of The World

Me, Myself & Irene

Moulin Rouge

My Cousin Vinny

Never Been Kissed

Never Die Alone

Predator

Predator 2

Raising Arizona

Redemption

The Sandlot

The Sandlot 2

Super Troopers

True Lies

Unfaithful

A Walk In The Clouds

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