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DVD Releases: Week of December 13th
By R. Flagg
Dec 12, 2005, 18:35

Notable Releases
Sin City (Recut & Extended Edition)
Best Price: $24.99 @ Buy.com
The Features:
• Special Edition printing of original Sin City graphic novel The Hard Goodbye
• Recut and extended theatrical release with over 20 minutes of additional footage- separated into four stories
• Original theatrical release
• Commentary with directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller
• Commentary with Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino
• An audio track featuring a recording of the Austin premiere audience reaction
• Bloopers
• A Hard Top With a Decent Engine: The Cars of Sin City
• Making the Monsters: Special Effects Make-Up
• Trench Coats & Fishnets: The Costumes of Sin City
• Booze Broads & Guns: The Props of Sin City
• How It Went Down: Convincing Frank Miller To Make the Film
• Giving the Characters Life: Casting the Film
• Special Guest Director: Quentin Tarantino
• The Movie in High-Speed Green Screen
• The Long Take: 17 Uninterrupted Minutes of Tarantino's Segment
• Sin City Night at Antones cast & crew party
• 15 Minute Film School with Robert Rodriguez
• 10 Minute Cooking School with Robert Rodriguez
• Sin-Chroni-City Interactive Game
• Teaser and theatrical trailers

The 40-Year-Old Virgin (Unrated)
Best Price: $13.99 @ Circuit City
The Features:
• Commentary with Director/Co-Writer Judd Apatow & Actor/Co-Writer Steve Carell
• 17 Never-Before-Seen Minutes
• You Know How I Know You're Gay? with Optional Commentaries: Never-before-seen extra material of the infamous routine
• Andy's Fantasies with Optional Commentaries: Additional deleted footage that was actually too dirty for the movie
• Cal & Paula with Optional Commentaries
• Advice from Mooj
• Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentaries
• Waxing Doc
• Date-A-Palooza
• Line-O-Rama: A raucous montage of alternate jokes from different scenes
• My Dinner with Stormy: Actor/Co-Producer Seth Rogen has dinner with adult-film star Stormy Daniels
• Gag Reel

Bad News Bears (2005 Collector's Edition)
Best Price: $17.99 @ Circuit City
The Features:
• Commentary by Director Richard Linklater and Writers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa
• 6 Deleted Scenes and 3 Outtakes
• 4 Behind the Scenes and Making Of Featurettes
• Video Baseball cards and Theatrical Trailer

Roll Bounce
Best Price: $19.99 @ Best Buy
The Features:
• Commentary by Malcolm Lee
• Commentary by Malcolm Lee, Bow Wow, Chi McBride and Mike Epps
• Commentary by Malcolm Lee, Norman Vance Jr, Robert Teitel and George Tillman Jr
• 12 Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by Malcolm Lee
• Gag Reel
• Inside Look
• 70s Stylin Featurette: The Look of Roll Bounce
• Forward Motion Making of Roll Bounce
• Music Video
• Music Sound Track Spot
• Theatrical Trailer
• Previews: Like Mike 2 & Dr. Doolittle 3

Airplane (Don't Call Me Shirley Edition)
Best Price: $12.99 @ Best Buy
The Features:
• New Commentary by Producer Jon Davidson and Writer/Directors Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker and David Zucker
• Enhanced Movie Version with Branching to Deleted Scenes, Interviews and more!
• Trivia Track: Hilarious little known facts and figures from the minds of the directors
• Theatrical Trailer

The Producers (Deluxe Edition)
Best Price: $13.91 @ DeepDiscountDVD.com
The Features:
• Deleted Scenes: Playhouse Outtake
• A Look at the New Theatrical Release
• Peter Sellers' Statement Read by Paul Mazursky
• Photo Gallery
• Storyboards: Sketch Gallery
• The Making of The Producers: Act I
• The Making of The Producers: Act II
• The Making of The Producers: Closing
• The Making of The Producers: Intermission
• The Making of The Producers: Opening
• Theatrical Trailer

The Simpsons: The Complete Seventh Season
Best Price: $29.99 @ Best Buy
The Features:
• Choice of Regular or Marge Head packaging
• Commentaries on each episode
• Deleted Scenes Intro by Bill Oakley, Josh Weinstein, & David Mirkin
• Deleted Scenes with optional commentary
• Animatic/StoryBoard Comparisons
• Sketch Gallery (10 Images)
• Animation Showcases
• Super Illustrated Color Commentary on two episodes
• 3D Homer Narrated by Bill Oakley, Josh Weinstein, David Mirkin, David S. Cohen, David Silverman, & Tim Johnson
• Matt's Intro
• Soups On with Paul & Linda

Gilmore Girls: The Complete Fifth Season
Best Price: $38.89 @ DeepDiscountDVD.com
The Features:
• 22 episodes on six discs
• Commentary By Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino on Wedding Bell Blues Episode
• The Gilmore Girls Turn 100: a in-depth look at the making of the 100th episode
• Behind the Scenes
• Who Wants To Talk Gilmore: montage of Season 5's best dialogue exchanges

Family Bonds: Complete First Season
Synopsis:
Get real with the Evangelistas, your average hardworking American family, with one major difference - they're bail bondsmen and bounty hunters. Exclusively on HBO, thei10-part, real-life series Family Bonds reveals the day-to-day dramas of this outrageous family, on the job and off, as they confront the unpredictable dangers of bounty hunting and the challenges of modern family life with resourcefulness, warmth and humor.
Best Price: $17.99 @ Circuit City
The Features:
• Commentary with the director Steven Cantor, producer Matthew Galkin and editor Pax Wassermann
• Family Unfiltered: Join the Evangelistas for a family BBQ
• Family Business: Meet The Employees of All City Bail Bonds
• Family Photo Album: Photo Gallery of the Evangelistas

The Beautiful Country
Synopsis:
An epic story, exotic locales and electrifying performances from Bai Ling, Tim Roth and Nick Nolte highlight this moving film that celebrates the power of the human spirit. Raised as an orphan, Binh (Damien Nguyen) is a young Vietnamese man with one impossible dream, to be reunited with his birth father, an American G.I. who left without a trace. In an incredible odyssey that stretches from Saigon to New York to Texas, Binh confronts unimaginable hardships as he finds danger, love and, finally, the key to unlocking the mysteries of his past.
Best Price: $17.36 @ Wal-Mart
The Features:
• Commentary with director Hans Petter Moland
• Interview with screenwriter Sabina Murray
• Trailers

Gallipoli (Collector's Edition)
Synopsis:
Gallipoli is Australian director Peter Weir's (The Truman Show) story of how the irresistible lure of adventure and the unknown, combined with national pride, bring two young men (Mel Gibson and Mark Lee) together in the Australian army in 1915. They cross continents and great oceans, climb pyramids and walk through the ancient sands of Egypt to join their regiment at the fateful battle of Gallipoli. The echoes of history blend with the friends' compelling destiny as they become part of a legendary World War 1 confrontation between Australia and the German allied Turks- a battle that is to Australians what the Alamo is to Americans.
Best Price: $9.36 @ DeepDiscountDVD.com
The Features:
• Entrenched: The Making of Gallipoli (Six-Part Documentary)
• New Interviews with Mel Gibson and Peter Weir
• Theatrical Trailer

The Yards (Director's Cut)
Synopsis:
Hot young stars Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix, and Charlize Theron power this riveting crime thriller! Released from prison after taking the fall for a group of his friends, Leo Handler (Wahlberg) just wants to get his life back on track. But when he takes a job with his powerfully influential Uncle Frank (James Caan) and reconnects with his old friend Willie (Phoenix), Leo finds himself unwittingly drawn into a world of sabotage, high-stakes payoffs, and even murder! Then, he discovers a secret that makes him the target of the city's most ruthless family, his own! With memorable performances from Faye Dunaway and Ellen Burstyn, the excitement builds as Leo does everything in his power to take them down in the name of justice!
Best Price: $13.80 @ DeepDiscountDVD.com
The Features:
• Commentary with Director James Gray and Steven Soderbergh
• Deleted Scenes
• Roundtable Discussion with Charlize Theron, Mark Wahlberg, James Caan and James Gray
• Visualizing The Yards
• Behind the Scenes
• Original Concept Art
• Theatrical Trailer

Other Releases
As Luck Would Have It
Backstreet Boys: Never Gone - The Videos
The Baxter
Big Bad Mama (Special Edition)
Carlos Castaneda: Enigma Of A Sorcerer
C.I.A. II: Target Alexa
Coldplay: Phenomenon
The Corrs: All the Way Home - Live in Geneva
Crooked Hearts
Dark
The Darkness: One Way Ticket
Death Race 2000 (Special Edition)
Depeche Mode: A Pain That I'm Used to
Deserted Station
DJ Drama: Respect the Game
Dukes Of Hazzard: Complete Fifth Season
The Erasure Show: Live In Cologne
Everybody Wins
F.I.S.T
The Five Pennies
Genesis: Rock Review
Genesis
The Golden Age Of Cartoons: Attack Of The 30's Characters
The Golden Age Of Cartoons: Popeye - Original Classics
Gone But Not Forgotten
Hawkwind: Take Me to Your Leader
Heather Nova: Live at the Union Chapel
Hip Hop Uncensored, Vol. 6: Ready To Sign
The History Makers Collection
House of Fury
Huey Lewis & The News Live: The Encore Collection
Ike & Tina Turner Live: The Encore Collection
It Bites: Live in Tokyo
Kiss: Rock The Nation Live
Kronk's New Groove
Kung Fu Mahjong
Lady Emanuelle
The Last Day
Let Him Have It
Long Way Round
Marvin Gaye: Behind The Legend
Matrimonium
Miami Vice: Season Two
Motown Gold On The Ed Sullivan Show
Muse: Absolution Tour
Naked Among Wolves
Naughty Nudes Of The 1960's
Necrophagia: Necrotorture Sickcess
The Newsroom: The Complete First Season
Next Stop, Greenwich Village
Ohio State: The History Of Buckeye Football
Partner(s)
Pretty Persuasion
Rambo Vol 5: Snow Raid
Rambo Vol 6: Face Of Freedom
Reba: Season 2
Red Hot Chilli Peppers: Phenomenon
Running Out of Time 2 (Special Edition)
Saint Ralph
Scream Tour IV: Heartthrobs Live
Simply Red: Cuba!
Stephen Stills & Manassas Live: The Encore Collection
Street Anarchy 2: Knuckle Up
Sun Ra: Monreux And Lugano
Sun Ra: Washington Dc With Rufus Harley Quintet
Three Dancing Slaves
Thunder and Lightning
Tour Of Duty: Complete Series
Triple Cross
Valiant
Who's Got The Black Box?
Women in Revolt
Your Unknown Brother

Notable Horror & Sci-Fi Releases
Farscape: Season 3, Collection 1 (Starburst Edition)
Best Price: $14.99 @ DeepDiscountDVD.com
The Features:
• Includes the first seven episodes of the third season: Season of Death, Suns and Lovers, Self-Inflicted Wounds, Part I: Could'a, Would'a, Should'a, Self-Inflicted Wounds, Part II: Wait For the Wheel, Different Destinations, Eat Me, and Thanks for Sharing
• Commentary for "Self-Inflicted Wounds, Part II: Wait for the Wheel" with Claudia Black
• Commentary for "Eat Me" with Composer Guy Cross
• Deleted Scenes
• Behind the Scenes Interviews with Claudia Black (Aeryn), Anthony Simcoe (D'Argo) and Virginia Hey (Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan)
• From the Archives: Composer Guy Gross discusses the Season 3 theme music
• Listening In" with Composer Guy Cross: "Eat Me"
• Farscape TV Promos
• Season 3 Television Critics Association (TCA) Preview Reel
• Updated Character Histories: John Crichton, Aeryn Sun, Ka D'Argo, Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan
• Cool Farscape Facts by Paul Simpson (Farscape: The Illustrated Companion)
• Alien Encounters
• Production Design Gallery
• ADV Previews

Anthropophagus: The Grim Reaper (Two-Disc Special Edition)
Synopsis:
Cannibal Horror Masterpiece starring George Eastman as a rotten-faced flesh eater hiding in the catacombs of a Greek island. When 5 youths on vacation disturb the crazed cannibals' home, they unleash the fury of these behemoth’s appetite for violence, vivisection and gore.
Best Price: $10.99 @ Best Buy
The Features:
• Original trailers
• Joe D'Amato documentary horror experience
• US theatrical opening
• Zora Kerova and George Eastman live public appearance 2005
• Photo gallery

Bloodline
Synopsis:
Two brothers, Henry and Travis become the only suspects in a horrific murder after a weekend away becomes a horrifying bloodbath. When Henry takes the blame and disappears, Travis is left behind to start his life anew. Time passes, and things seem to be going well for Travis, until the memories begin to haunt him. Descending into his own private hell he suddenly finds himself caught between a grisly reality and a bloody fantasy. Who was really responsible for the massacre? Bound by blood, Travis and Henry soon find themselves on a collision course filled with rage and revenge.
Best Price: $16.72 @ DeepDiscountDVD.com
The Features:
• Filmmakers' Commentary with Keith Coulouris & David Schrader
• Behind-the-Scenes
• Trailer Gallery
• Photo Gallery

Other Horror & Sci-Fi Releases
Atragan
Crimson Nights (Unrated)
Dinocroc
Fear Chamber
Godzilla: Final Wars
Harryhausen Giftset (20 Million Miles To Earth, It Came From Beneath The Sea, Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers)
The Island
Jesus Christ Serial Rapist
King Kong: Peter Jackson's Production Diaries
King of the Lost World
Post Apocalyptic Triple Feature (2019: After The Fall Of New York/1990: Bronx Warriors/The New Barbarians)
Silence Becomes You
The Ultimate Degenerate/The Lusting Hours/In Hot Blood

Anime Releases
Cowboy Bebop Remix: Vol. 3
Dice: Complete Collection - Season 1
Dice: Complete Collection - Season 2
Genshiken: Cosplay Confessions - Volume 3
Giant Robo: The Complete Collection (Premium Eyeball)
The Legend Of Condor Hero: The Complete Saga
Madlax: Convergence - Volume 5
Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok: Love & War - Volume 2
Overman King Gainer: Exodus 6
Planetes: Volume 4
Saiyuki: Vol 6 Double Barrel Collection
Samurai 7: From Farm To Fortress - Volume 3
Samurai 7: From Farm To Fortress - Volume 3 (Limited Edition)
Scrapped Princess: Prophecies And Parents - Volume 5
Scrapped Princess: Prophecies And Parents - Volume 5 (Limited Edition with Figurines)
Stellvia: Foundation VIII
Super Gals! The Iron-Clad Collection
Tenjho Tenge: Round Four
Yukikaze II

Best Buy Weekly Deals
2 for $20:
Alexander: Director's Cut (2-Disc Special Edition)
Apollo 13 (2-Disc Anniversary Edition)
The Aviator (2-Disc)
Blazing Saddles (30th Anniversary Special Edition)
Caddyshack (20th Anniversary)
Clueless ("Whatever" Edition)
Father Of The Bride (15th Anniversary Edition)
Gone In 60 Seconds (Director's Cut)
Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle (Unrated)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Special Edition)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Special Edition)
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban (2-Disc)
The Last Samurai (2-Disc)
The Parent Trap (Double Trouble Edition)
The Princess Bride (Special Edition)
Rounders (Collector's Edition)
Scarface (Anniversary Edition)
Snatch (Superbit Deluxe)
Tears of the Sun (Special Edition)
Tommy Boy (Holy Schnike Edition)
Top Gun (Collector's Edition)
Troy (2-Disc)
The Truman Show (Special Edition)
The Usual Suspects (Special Edition)
After the Sunset
Beauty Shop
The Bourne Supremacy
Closer
Collateral
Diary of a Mad Black Woman
Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Flight Of The Phoenix
Friday Night Lights
Garfield
Ghostbusters 1 & 2 Gift Set
The Girl Next Door (Unrated)
Good Will Hunting
Herbie Goes Bananas
Hotel Rwanda
Ice Age
Into the Sun
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Not Another Teen Movie (Unrated)
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Ocean's Twelve
Old School (Unrated)
The Phantom of the Opera
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
The Punisher
Ray
Shark Tale
Shrek 2
The Sword in the Stone
Tears of the Sun (Director's Extended Cut)
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
$12.99:
Boogie Nights (2-Disc Special Edition)
Casablanca (2-Disc Special Edition)
Citizen Kane (2-Disc Special Edition)
Enter the Dragon (2-Disc Special Edition)
The Lost Boys (2-Disc Special Edition)
The Right Stuff (2-Disc Special Edition)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (2-Disc Special Edition)
Seven (2-Disc Special Edition)
True Romance (2-Disc Special Edition)
Unforgiven (2-Disc Special Edition)

Circuit City Weekly Deals
2 for $20:
Bridget Jones's Diary (Collector's Edition)
Death Race 2000 (Special Edition)
Don't Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood (Unrated Special Edition)
Ed Wood (Special Edition)
The English Patient (2-Disc)
Gone In 60 Seconds (Director's Cut)
Jackie Brown (2-Disc Collector's Edition)
King Arthur (Unrated Director's Cut)
Miracle (2-Disc)
Open Range (2-Disc Collector's Edition)
The Parent Trap (Double Trouble Edition)
Pretty Woman (15th Anniversary Special Edition)
The Princess Diaries (2-Disc Collector's Edition)
Rounders (Collector's Edition)
Scary Movie 3.5 (Unrated Collector's Edition)
The Alamo
The Count of Monte Cristo
Dinocroc
Dinosaur
Enemy of the State
Finding Neverland
Freaky Friday
Gangs of New York
Hero
Holes
Jersey Girl
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Paid in Full
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
Remember the Titans
Scary Movie
Scary Movie 2
Shall We Dance?
Under the Tuscan Sun
The Village
$7.49:
Fargo (Special Edition)
A Few Good Men (Special Edition)
Forrest Gump (Collector's Edition)
The Italian Job (Collector's Edition)
A Knight's Tale (Special Edition)
Mean Girls (Collector's Edition)
The Princess Bride (Special Edition)
This is Spinal Tap (Special Edition)
Underworld (Special Edition)
When Harry Met Sally (Special Edition)
Air Force One
The Birdcage
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley
Contract Killer
Eddie Murphy: Raw
Get Shorty
The Haunted Mansion
Kids
King Kong (1976)
Love Jones
Monster's Ball
Ocean's Eleven
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
A River Runs Through It
Saw
Secret Window
Selena
Set It Off
Seven
State Property
Urban Legend
We Were Soldiers
The Wedding Planner
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell 2

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