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DVD Releases: Week of December 6th
By R. Flagg
Dec 6, 2005, 21:51

Notable Releases
Cinderella Man
Best Price: $16.99 @ Best Buy
The Features:
• Commentary with Director Ron Howard
• Commentary with Writer Akiva Goldsman
• Commentary with Writer Cliff Hollingsworth
• Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Director Ron Howard
• The Fight Card: Casting Cinderella Man
• The Man, The Movie, The Legend: A Filmmaking Journey
• For the Record: A History in Boxing
• Ringside Seats
• Jim Braddock: The Friends & Family Behind the Legend
• Kodak Cinderella Man
• DVD-ROM Features

Cinderella Man (2-Disc Collector's Edition)
Best Price: $31.49 @ Amazon.com
The Features:
• Commemorative Book
• Limited Edition Photo Cards
• Commentary with Director Ron Howard
• Commentary with Writer Akiva Goldsman
• Commentary with Writer Cliff Hollingsworth
• Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Director Ron Howard
• The Fight Card: Casting Cinderella Man
• The Man, The Movie, The Legend: A Filmmaking Journey
• For the Record: A History in Boxing
• Ringside Seats
• Jim Braddock: The Friends & Family Behind the Legend
• Kodak Cinderella Man
• DVD-ROM Features
• Additional Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Director Ron Howard
• Becoming Jim Braddock: Russell Crowe's Personal Journey
• Focus on Script
• Creating the Reality
• Russell's Transformation
• Inflatable People
• Lights, Camera, Action: The Fight from Every Angle
• Braddock vs. Baer Fight Footage
• Photo Montage
• The Sound of the Bell
• Cinderella Man Music Featurette
• The Human Face of Depression

Fantastic Four
Best Price: $13.99 @ Circuit City
The Features:
• Cast Commentary
• 3 Deleted Scenes
• Exclusive Look Behind-the-Scenes with the Fantastic 4 Cast
• Making of Fantastic Four
• Fox Movie Channel Presents: "Casting Session" and "Making a Scene"
• Music Videos: Everything Burns, Come On Come In, & Music Soundtrack Spot
• Inside Look: Exclusive and First Look at X-Men 3
• Theatrical Trailer
• Marvel Avengers Trailer

Dukes Of Hazzard: The Movie (Unrated)
Best Price: $13.99 @ Circuit City
The Features:
• Deleted Scenes
• Daisy Dukes: The Short Short Shorts
• The General Lee Lives
• How To Launch A Muscle Car 175 Feet In 4 Seconds
• Gag Reel
• Music Video: Jessica Simpson's "These Boots Are Made For Walking"
• Behind-The-Scenes Look at The Dukes Of Hazzard
• Theatrical Trailer

24: Season Four
Best Price: $44.99 @ Best Buy
The Features:
• 7:00AM - 8:00AM commentary by Joel Surnow and Mary Lynn Rajskub
• 12:00PM - 1:00PM commentary by Joseph Hodges and Jon Cassar
• 1:00PM - 2:00PM commentary by Kim Raver and Joseph Hodges
• 2:00PM - 3:00PM commentary by Stephen Kornish and Peter Lenkov
• 3:00PM - 4:00PM commentary by Evan Katz and Shannon Doherty
• 4:00PM - 5:00PM commentary by Nestor Serrano and Stephen Kronish
• 8:00PM - 9:00PM commentary by Tim Iacofano and Shohreh Aghdashloo
• 9:00PM - 10:00PM commentary by Roger Cross and Bryan Spicer
• 12:00AM - 1:00AM commentary by Jon Cassar and Sean Callery
• 1:00AM - 2:00AM commentary by Paul Gadd and Ken Kobett
• 4:00AM - 5:00AM commentary by Matt Michnovetz and Duppy Demetris
• 6:00AM - 7:00AM commentary by Bob Cochran and Scott Powell
• 39 Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary
• Exclusive Season 5 Prequel Bridging Seasons 4 & 5
• Season 4 Director's Cut Promo
• Breaking Ground: Building The New CTU
• Blood On The Tracks
• Lock And Load
• 24: Conspiracy (Cell Phone Mobisodes)
• Season 5 Trailer
• Music Video: The Longest Day

Everybody Loves Raymond: The Complete Fifth Season
Best Price: $29.99 @ Circuit City
The Features:
• 25 episodes on five discs
• Commentary on 3 Episodes with Series Creator Phil Rosenthal, Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton and Writer Tom Caltabiano
• Never-Before-Seen Bloopers
• Deleted Scenes

The West Wing: The Complete Fifth Season
Best Price: $38.89 @ DeepDiscountDVD.com
The Features:
• 22 episodes on six discs
• Commentary by John Wells and Alex Graves on 7A WF 83429
• Commentary by John Wells and Christopher Misiano on The Dogs of War
• Commentary by Alex Graves, Jessica Yu, and Debora Cahn on The Supremes
• In POTUS We Trust: presidential profile of President Bartlet and his portrayer, Martin Sheen
• Gaza: Anatomy of an Episode
• Unaired scenes on three episodes

Batman: The Animated Series, Volume 4
Best Price: $29.99 @ Circuit City
The Features:
• 24 episodes on four discs
• Commentary on "Over the Edge", "Critters" and "Legends of the Dark Knight" by Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, Glen Murakami, James Tucker, Dan Riba and Moderator Jason Hillhouse
• Arkham's Finest: Inside Batman's Rogue Gallery

Superman: The Animated Series, Volume Two
Best Price: $19.99 @ Circuit City
The Features:
• 18 episodes on Two discs
• Video Commentary on "Brave New Metropolis" and "World's Finest Part 1" with Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, Glen Murakami, James Tucker, Dan Riba and Moderator Jason Hillhouse
• The Dark Side: The Origins and Evolution of Superman's Adversaries

Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Volume 4
Best Price: $19.88 @ Wal-Mart
The Features:
• 13 episodes on two discs
• Commentaries for Video Ouija, Unremarkable Voyage, Gee Whiz, Little Brittle, Mooninites 4: The Final Mooning, Dusty Gozongas, Hypno-germ and Spacegate World
• Funny Pete Stuff
• San Diego Must Be Destroyed 2004
• Spacecataz
• Raydon
• F-ART
• The Faces in Front of The Throats that Make the Voices that Speak into the Microphone
• Send us money for this
• Alternate audio tracks for Mooninites 3: Remooned, Robositter, Diet and T-shirt of the Dead

He-Man & She-Ra: A Christmas Special
Best Price: $10.79 @ DeepDiscountDVD.com
The Features:
• The Holidays and Morals of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
• The Heroes and Villains of He-Man and the Maters of the Universe
• Two 4x6 Art Cards by Phil Jimenez and David Mack
• Music Video: I Have the Power
• A Montage of Morals
• Character Profiles
• Trivia and fun facts
• The complete "Christmas Special" script in PDF format

Forbidden Games (Criterion Collection)
Synopsis:
A timeless evocation of the loss of innocence, Renι Clιment’s heartbreaking Forbidden Games tells the story of a young orphan and her friend, who are forced to fend for themselves in World War II France. A breathtaking cinematic achievement, Clιment’s film features brilliant performances from its child stars and won the 1952 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.
Best Price: $19.99 @ Circuit City
The Features:
• Alternate Opening and Ending
• New and archival Interviews with director Renι Clιment and actress Brigitte Fossey
• Optional English-dubbed Soundtrack
• Theatrical Trailer
• New Essay by film scholar Peter Matthews

Shoot The Piano Player (Criterion Collection)
Synopsis:
Franηois Truffaut is drunk on the possibilities of cinema in this, his most playful, anarchic film. Part film noir, part comedy, part tragedy, Shoot the Piano Player relates the adventures of the mild-mannered piano player Charlie (Charles Aznavour, in a triumph of hangdog deadpan) as he stumbles into the criminal underworld and a whirlwind love affair. Loaded with gags, guns, clowns, and thugs, this razor-sharp homage to the American gangster film is pure nouvelle vague.
Best Price: $25.97 @ DVDPlanet.com
The Features:
• Commentary by film scholars Peter Brunette and Annette Insdorf
• Interviews including rare Interview with Franηois Truffaut collaborator Suzanne Schiffman
• Two documentary excerpts featuring Truffaut on the film and the source novel
• The Music of Georges Delerue, an illustrated audio essay
• Dubois' screen test
• Theatrical Trailer
• 28-page booklet

Puddle Cruiser
Synopsis:
From the comedy troupe, Broken Lizard, who brought you Super Troopers and Club Dread, here is the original gut-buster that started it all. The premise is simple: Felix Bean, average college Joe, has the hots for campus beauty Suzanne, only to discover her boyfriend is a muscle-bound brut on the rugby team. His pain is everyone’s gain in this riotous laugh fest that you'll want to see again and again.
Best Price: $14.64 @ DeepDiscountDVD.com
The Features:
• Exclusive 17-minute Broken Lizard Documentary: Rodeo Clowns
• Commentaries featuring the Broken Lizard guys

Spanking the Monkey
Synopsis:
A critically acclaimed, outrageously offbeat look at growing up! Looking forward to a prestigious summer internship in Washington, D.C., pre-med college student Raymond (Jeremy Davies) has his dreams put on hold when he's forced to stay at home caring for his invalid mother (Alberta Watson). Constantly harassed by his domineering, traveling salesman father, Raymond struggles to deal with his mother's bed-ridden anxieties and his first, stumbling attempts to romance the naive girl next door.
Best Price: $9.98 @ DeepDiscountDVD.com
The Features:
• Commentary by Director David O. Russell
• Theatrical Trailer
• Stills Gallery
• Illustrated Insert with New Yrok Times Review

Watermarks
Synopsis:
Watermarks is the story of the champion women swimmers of the legendary Vienna sports club Hakoah. Founded in 1909 in response to the notorious Aryan Paragraph, which forbade most Austrian sports clubs from accepting Jewish athletes, Hakoah rapidly grew into one of Europe’s biggest athletic organizations and its women’s swim team virtually dominated national competitions in the 1930s.

An uplifting tale of survival and friendship, Watermarks focuses on the stories of the club’s surviving members, while also faithfully recounting a historical period where prejudice and violence forced these brave women into exile. Now, sixty-five years after their escape, seven of Hakoah’s female swim team athletes leave their respective homes across the globe and re-unite for the first time at their old Vienna swimming pool...
Best Price: $20.52 @ DVDPacific.com
The Features:
• Deleted Scenes
• Additional Interviews with the Swimmers
• Trailers
• Stills Gallery

Other Releases
A Fine Mess
American Kickboxer
American Ninja 4: The Annihilation
American Ninja 5
American Samurai
Arizona
Bauhaus: Shadow Of Light / Archive
Before They Were Kings, Vol. 1 And 2
Belle Of The Yukon
Ben Folds and Waso: Live in Perth
Berlinguer, I Love You
Booty World Gone Wild!
Canada Cup 1976 (Bobby Clarke Cover)
Canada Cup 1976 (Bobby Orr Cover)
Captain Jack
Cause Celebre
Chain of Command
Cirque Du Soleil: The Anniversary Collection
Combat: The Complete Series
The Count Of Monte Cristo
C.S. Lewis & Chronicles Of Narnia: The True Story Of The Author Of The Classic Tale
The Dark Corner
Delta Force 3
Dirty Love (R-Rated)
Dirty Love (Unrated)
Elementality: Volume 1
Fifty/Fifty
The Fighting Westerner
First Circle
Footballers Wives: Series Two
Four Minutes
Fox In A Box: Featuring Pam Grier
Franz Ferdinand: Live
Full House: The Complete Second Season
Fun With Dick And Jane
The Future Of Food
Garfield And Friends, Vol. 5
Gilbert Gottfried: Dirty Jokes
Green Acres: The Complete Third Season
The Happy Elf
Hellbound
History of World War II: Europe Invaded
History of World War II: Germany Destroyed!
History of World War II: The American Housing Crisis
History of World War II: The Japanese Paranoia
History of World War II: The Pearl Harbor Bombing
The Hitman
Jackass: The Box Set
Jackass: Volume 1
John Legend: Live at the House of Blues
John Singleton Collection (Boyz N The Hood/Baby Boy/Poetic Justice)
Kenny Vs. Spenny: Season One
Kid Galahad
Kraftwerk: Minimum-Maximum
Kung Fu Unleashed: The Last Hero In China/Shaolin Idiot
Ladies in Lavender
Lamont Ferrell's Just Jokes Comedy Tour, Vol. 1
Land of College Prophets
Land Of The Lost: Complete Series
Land Raiders
Law & Order: The Fourth Year
M*A*S*H: Season Nine (Collector's Edition)
MacGyver: The Complete Fourth Season
The Magnificent Seven: The Complete First Season
Mario VI: Stand Up Comedy
Masterpiece Theatre: Complete 2005 DVD Set
Masterpiece Theatre: Kidnapped
Murder She Wrote: Complete Second Season
Mystery: The Complete 2005 DVD Set
NASCAR: The Complete Nascar Collection
Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica - The Final Season
New York Dolls: All Dolled Up
NFL: Greatest Super Bowl Moments
The Ninth Day
Nova: The Complete 2005 DVD Set
Passion in the Desert
Paul Anka: Rock Swings - Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival
Penguins Under Siege: The Untold Story of South Africa's Blackfoot Penguins
Phil Upchurch In Concert: Ohne Filter
Picture Perfect
The Best 25 Years of Pop: Produced by Trevor Horn
Regarding Billy
Ride Beyond Vengeance
Rocked: Sum 41 in Congo
The Rockford Files: Season One
Rock Star: INXS
Roseanne: The Complete Second Season
Saved By The Bell: The New Class - Seasons 6 & 7
Scorpion Spring
The Shadow Riders
Shirley Temple: The Biggest Little Star
Showdown At The Cotton Mill
Spizzenergi: Where's Captain Kirk?
Street Heat: Booty World Uncut
Supercross Exposed, Vol. 1
Supercross Exposed, Vol. 2
Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Original Series, Volume 3
That's So Raven: Raven's House Party
Two Hands
Ufo: Too Hot To Handle
Walt Disney Treasures: Disney Rarities - Celebrated Shorts, 1920s - 1960s
Walt Disney Treasures: Elfego Baca And The Swamp Fox
Walt Disney Treasures: The Adventures of Spin & Marty - The Mickey Mouse Club
Walt Disney Treasures: The Chronological Donald, Volume Two (1942-1946)
W Django!
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Wild Essence: Live in the 21st Century

Notable Horror & Sci-Fi Releases
Star Wars: Clone Wars, Vol. 2
Best Price: $12.99 @ Best Buy
The Features:
• Commentary by Tartakovsky and his band of artists
• Connecting the Dots: takes you inside the creative process that Genndy Tartakovsky and his team used to link Clone Wars to Revenge of the Sith
• Two Galleries of Concept Art, Storyboards, Sketches & more!
• Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith Launch Trailer
• Star Wars: Battlefront II Video Game Trailer
• Star Wars: Empire At War Video Game Trailer
• Revenge of the Brick trailer from LEGO
• Access a special Xbox-Playable Demo with two entire levels from the new Star Wars: Battlefront II video game

Gargoyles: Season Two, Vol. 1
Best Price: $27.99 @ Amazon.com
The Features:
• 26 episodes on three discs
• Commentary on the "City of Stone" episodes (parts 1-4)
• Episode introductions with series creator Greg Wiseman
The Gathering of Cast and Crew Featurette

Thundercats: Season One, Volume 2
Best Price: $44.99 @ Amazon.com
The Features:
• 22 episodes on six discs
• The Making of a Pop Culture Phenomenon: Executive Producer Arthur Rankin Jr. Shares Secrets from the Show

Heebie Jeebies
Synopsis:
Cassandra dreams the murder of her friends one by one. Desperate to save their lives, she attempts to evade the inevitable by bringing them together under one roof. She learns that fate is too powerful to be controlled.
Best Price: $16.72 @ DeepDiscountDVD.com
The Features:
• Deleted Scenes
• Outtakes & Bloopers
• Trailers

Scarred
Synopsis:
Local legend has it that a woman roams the woods in search of a pretty face to replace the vacant hole where her own was torn off. Tonight, a family has set up camp in these same woods, and they are about to discover the story of the faceless killer is no mere campfire tale.
Best Price: $14.96 @ DeepDiscountDVD.com
The Features:
• Commentary with the Director
• Deleted Scene
• Trailers

Xtro/Xtro II: The Second Encounter (Special Edition)
Synopsis:
It's a double dose of alien terror! Three years after the disappearance of Sam Phillips (Philip Sayer), his young son Tony (Simon Nash) pines for daddy's return when mom Rachel (Bernice Stegers) takes up with another man. The fractured household, which also includes a sexy babysitter (Maryam d'Abo), is further upset when Sam mysteriously returns and has a nasty habit of attacking local residents and seeping mysterious fluids from his wrist. Despite his father's menacing behavior, Tony continues to idolize him...even after he realizes dad might not even be human at all. Then the siege from the stars continues in Xtro 2 as Jan-Michael Vincent heads a group of isolated survivors trapped and fighting against time to fight off a relentless force from another world! A grisly, fast-paced blend of sci-fi thrills and gut-churning horror!
Best Price: $13.30 @ DeepDiscountDVD.com
The Features:
• Alternate Endings
• Deleted Footage
• All-New Video Interview with Director Harry Bromley Davenport
• Theatrical Trailers
• Extensive Still Gallery featuring Rare Behind-the-Scenes Photos

Other Horror & Sci-Fi Releases
Best Of Tromadance: Volume 4
Konga
Merchants of Death: Your Kidney or Your Life!
Messiah
The Mummy Lives
Seduction of a Nerd
Star Wars Trilogy (Repackaged Without Bonus Disc)
They Call Me Macho Woman
The Witch's Sabbath

Anime Releases
Burst Angel: Line in the Sand - Volume 5
Samurai X (Director's Cut Collection)
Shinkai Collection
Yu-Gi-Oh!: A New Evil

Best Buy Weekly Deals
3 for $20:
Any Given Sunday (Special Edition Director's Cut)
The Fog (Special Edition)
Donnie Brasco (Special Edition)
The Hulk (2-Disc Special Edition)
The Italian Job (Collector's Edition)
Mask of Zorro (Superbit Deluxe)
The Princess Bride (Special Edition)
Snatch (Superbit Deluxe)
The Untouchables (Collector's Edition)
A Walk to Remember
Above the Law/Hard to Kill
Almost Heroes
American History X
Cellular
Face/Off
Grease
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
I am Sam
Love & Basketball
Mission: Impossible
Mission: Impossible: 2
Radio
Seabiscuit
Traffic
We Were Soldiers
$5.99:
Air America (Special Edition)
Angel Heart (Special Edition)
The Crying Game (Collector's Edition)
Dirty Dancing (Ultimate Edition)
The Doors (Special Edition)
First Blood (Ultimate Edition)
Glengarry Glen Ross (Special Edition)
Merlin (Special Edition)
On Golden Pond (Special Edition)
Red Heat (Special Edition)
Reservoir Dogs (Special Edition)
Stir of Echoes (Special Edition)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Extreme Edition)
Universal Soldier (Special Edition)
Young Guns (Special Edition)

Circuit City Weekly Deals
3 for $18:
U.S. Marshals (Special Edition)
15 Minutes
American History X
The American President
Analyze This
Assassins
Before Sunset
Bones
Collateral Damage
Cool Hand Luke
Dave
The Dirty Dozen
Frequency
How the West Was Won
Just Cause
The Last Boy Scout
Lethal Weapon 4
Little Nicky
The Long Kiss Goodnight
Matchstick Men
Maverick
Michael
The Negotiator
The Outlaw Josey Wales
The Perfect Storm
The Replacements
Risky Business
Romeo Must Die
Space Cowboys
Tequila Sunrise
Three Amigos!
Three Kings
$9.99:
13 going on 30 (Special Edition)
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (Unrated)
Apollo 13 (2-Disc Anniversary Edition)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (Special Edition)
Elf (2-Disc)
Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Collector's Edition)
The Jerk (Anniversary Edition)
The Karate Kid (Special Edition)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (Special Edition)
Old School (Unrated)
Philadelphia (2-Disc Anniversary Edition)
The Chronicles of Riddick (Unrated Director's Cut)
The Santa Clause (Special Edition)
Silverado (2-Disc)
Spider-Man 2 (2-Disc Special Edition)
Stand by Me (Special Edition)
Resident Evil: Apocalypse (Special Edition)
The Usual Suspects (Special Edition)
A Charlie Brown Christmas
A Christmas Story
Closer
Conan: The Complete Quest
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Friday Night Lights
Fun with Dick & Jane
Hotel Rwanda
It's a Wonderful Life
The Legend of Frosty the Snowman
Meet the Fockers
Miracle on 34th Street
Ray
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
The Santa Clause 2
Shark Tale
Shrek 2
Spanglish
Spongebob Squarepants: Christmas
Tears of the Sun (Director's Cut)
Two Brothers
Walking Tall
White Noise

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