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DVD Releases: Week of January 17th
By R. Flagg
Jan 17, 2006, 13:54

Notable Releases
Lord Of War (2-Disc Special Edition)
My Thoughts:
I was surprised this did so poorly at the box office. It looked fairly entertaining.
Best Price: $19.20 @ DeepDiscountDVD.com
The Features:
• Commentaries
• Deleted Scenes
• Brothers in Arms Documentary
• Shooting Call: The Making of Lord of War
• Weapons of Trade

Two for the Money
Best Price: $14.99 @ Circuit City
The Features:
• Commentary by Director DJ Caruso and Writer Dan Gilroy
• The Making of Two for the Money
• Insider Interview: The Real Brandon
• Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentaries)
• Theatrical Trailer and TV Spots

The Man
My Thoughts:
I’m sure it’s a typical “two people from different backgrounds” comedy, but the pairing of Samuel L. Jackson and Eugene Levy intrigues me.
Best Price: $16.99 @ Best Buy
The Features:
• Deleted Scenes
• Gag Reels
• Sam Jackson’s Guide to Cursing Like a Bad A&% Motha F$#@*!
• Who’s the Man? Featurette
• Making an Action Scene
• The Ride: A Look at the ’83 Cadillac
• Trailers

Titus: Season 3
My Thoughts:
The other great white trash sitcom, too bad it only lasted for three seasons.
Best Price: $24.29 @ DeepDiscountDVD.com
The Features:
• Commentary with Creator/Star Christopher Titus and Creators Brian Hargrove and Jack Kenny
• Gag Reel
• Brotherly Love: An Interview with Zach Ward
• His Better Half: An Interview with Cynthia Watros
• Honor Thy Father: An Interview with Stacey Keach

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - The Complete 2nd Season
Best Price: $39.99 @ Best Buy
The Features:
• 22 episodes on six discs
• Commentary by actor and episode writer Dean Cain on Season's Greedings
• Lois & Clark: Secrets of Season 2
• Marketing Metropolis: The Fans of Lois & Clark

The Adventures Of Superman: The Complete Second Season
Best Price: $27.97 @ DVDPlanet.com
The Features:
• Commentary on 2 Key Episodes by Noel Neill and Jack Larson • Documentary: The First Lady of Metropolis - profiling Noel Neill, featuring Jack Larson, Leonard Maltin and others • Stamp Day For Superman: Special Episode promoting savings bonds with a new introduction by Jack Larson

Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room
Synopsis:
Based on the best-selling book of the same name by Fortune reporters Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind, a multidimensional study of one of the biggest business scandals in American history. The chronicle takes a look at one of the greatest corporate disasters in history, in which top executives from the 7th largest company in this country walked away with over one billion dollars, leaving investors and employees with nothing.
Best Price: $17.99 @ Best Buy
The Features:
• Commentary with Writer/Director Alex Gibney
• Deleted Scenes
• Making-of Featurette
• Where Are They Now?: Updates of the Key Players. Find out what has happened to the people who used to work for Enron
• Original Fortune Magazine Articles
• Enron Company Skits: Humorous skits written to rally the Enron troops
• Enron Commercials
• Gallery of Enron Cartoons

Industrial Strength Keaton
Synopsis:
Industrial Strength Keaton presents another facet of “The Great Stone Face”, providing fans with an opportunity to rediscover many of Buster Keaton’s rarely seen gems from the silent and sound eras! Through newly restored and remastered shorts, features, forgotten industrial films, promotional films, commercials, live television appearances and outtakes, Industrial Strength Keaton reveals the continuing artistry of Hollywood’s greatest laugh maker, paying homage to a career spanning nearly every form of recorded visual media from 1917 until his final work in 1965.
Best Price: $14.22 @ BestPrices.com
The Features:
• Commentary tracks from noted comedy historians Andy Coryell, Paul Gierucki, Bruce Lawton, Steve Massa and Richard M. Roberts
• 1 Parlor, 5 bedrooms and 6 Baths: A new mini-documentary from filmmaker Jack Dragga
• Still Galleries: featuring previously unseen Keaton images, original press books, trade advertisements and more
• 20-page full color booklet with detailed descriptions of each film, archival photos and essays from noted authors and historians

Other Releases
Asylum (2005)
Baian the Assassin: Volume 1
Beeper
Benji the Hunted
20 Years Too Soon: Superstar Billy Graham
A Change Of Seasons
The Cowboy
The Devil And Max Devlin
Doogie Howser, M.D.: Season Three
Enigma
The Escapist
Fearless Fighters
Fraggle Rock: Down in Fraggle Rock - Volume 5
Franz Ferdinand Live (Australian Version)
The Game: Stop Snitchin' Stop Lyin'
Gendernauts
Genesis: The Ultimate Review
Good Morning, World: Complete Series
The Hunt For Eagle One
Inside Hurricane Katrina
Junebug
King of Kung Fu
Lee Rock Box Set
Lord of War
Lyrikal Kombat, Vol. 1
Making Grace
The Mary Tyler Moore Show: The Complete 3rd Season
Mr. Show: The Complete Collection
My Dog, The Thief
The Old Grey Whistle Test, Vol. 2
Operation Manhunt
The Oregon Trail
The Second Front
Swindled
Taj Mahal & The Phantom Blues Band in St. Lucia
Take A Hard Ride
The Tall Texan
The Tete & The Moon
Thin Lizzy: The Ultimate Collection
Two Brothers, a Girl and a Gun
Underclassman
USS Poseidon: Phantom Below
Walking With Monsters: Before The Dinosaurs
Walt Disney's Funny Factory With Donald
Walt Disney's Funny Factory With Mickey
We Were So Beloved
Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken
WWE: Armageddon 2006

Notable Horror & Sci-Fi Releases
Venom
Synopsis:
A pack of teenagers run for their lives through the swamps of Louisiana, as they are chased by Mr. Jangles, a man possessed by 13 evil souls who is relentless in his pursuit of new victims.
Best Price: $19.99 @ Best Buy
The Features:
• Voodoo Nightmare: The Making of Venom
• Storyboard-To-Film Comparison

All Souls Day
Synopsis:
In 1892, Vargas Diaz, a murderous greedy villain, looted an Aztec tomb belonging to the goddess of death located in the town of Santa Bonita, Mexico. The many that died at Diaz’s hands cannot rest and continually demand human sacrifices. Today the town of Santa Bonita is a ghost town, and those who stumble upon the village never leave. A young couple, Joss and Alicia, are unfortunate enough to get stranded there and discover the town’s secret history. The only way to save themselves and let the dead rest lies with Diaz himself, but there’s no earthly way he could still be living today.
Best Price: $12.14 @ DeepDiscountDVD.com
The Features:
• Commentary with Director Jeremy Kasten and Producer Mark A. Altman
• Extended Scene
• Deleted Scene
• Raising The Undead: The Making of All Souls Day
• Faces Of Death: The Make-Up Effects
• Jailhouse Rock: The Stunts
• Storyboard Gallery
• Trailer
• DVD-ROM: Screenplay

Black Rebels/Murder In Mississippi
Synopsis:
Black Rebels
When drug-dealing Buck kills the boyfriend of Lola Montalvo (Rita Moreno) then pins the rap on her brother, Lola seeks revenge by pretending to love Buck, moments after Buck's former girlfriend (Dyan Cannon) tries to stick a switchblade in his back! All of which culminates in a race riot at the home of a high-school rich kid involving black, white, and Mexican gangs, undercover cops, Lola's poor ol' papa, and even a pool full of naked girls. Originally released as This Rebel Breed, producer William Rowland revamped this racially-charged teensploitation classic by adding nudie sex scenes and re-releasing it on the exploitation circuit as Lola's Mistake, Three Shades of Love, and Black Rebels!

Murder In Mississippi
Voter registration leads to Murder when a "cracker" Sheriff arrests white dilettante Carol Byrd and two other "Communist Yankees” for "agitating colored folks." Though her friends are killed, Carol is kept alive as the personal sex slave of two white-trash cretins in this nasty lesson in racial intolerance from the director of Olga's House of Shame. The 1964 murders of three civil-rights workers so appalled the nation that Hollywood waited 24 years before tackling the subject with 1988's Mississippi Burning. Not so with this eager-to-offend exploitation gem, loosely based on the killings and geared for the grindhouse crowd, which remains profoundly disturbing today.
Best Price: $13.30 @ DeepDiscountDVD.com
The Features:
• Theatrical Trailer for Black Rebels under the alternate title Lola's Mistake!
• Racially-Tense Trailers for The Color of Her Skin, Free White and 21, High Yellow, The Hookers, and My Baby Is Black!
• Extra: Learn how to turn a cabin into "a home to be proud of with a few cents worth of whitewash" in the 1937 U.S. Department of Agriculture short "The Negro Farmer!"
• Gallery of Drive-In Exploitation Art with Audio Oddities

Other Horror & Sci-Fi Releases
The Confessional
Dead Body Man
Deep Jaws/The Dicktator
Gallery Of Horrors
Ghost in the Machine
Half Light
Puppetmaster Vs. Demonic Toys
Space Amoeba

Anime Releases
Area 88: Wings Of The Wind - Volume 4
Fafner: New Divergence - Volume 4
Gantz: Endgame - Volume 10
Godannar: Nuclear Family Meltdown - Volume 3
Gravion: The Complete First Season
Kaleido Star New Wings: Season 2 - Volume 1
Otogi Zoshi: Full Circle - Volume 6
Rurouni Kenshin TV Series: Season Two Box
Samurai Champloo: Volume 7
Trigun: Limited Collector's Edition II (With Steel Case)

Best Buy Weekly Deals
$19.99:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Extended Edition)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Extended Edition)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Extended Edition)
2 for $10:
The Bad News Bears (1976)
Double Jeopardy
Enemy At The Gates
Flashdance
Kiss The Girls
The Score (2001)
Superstar: Dare to Dream
Trading Places
2 for $20:
The Blues Brothers (25th Anniversary Edition)
Big Fish (Special Edition)
Carlito's Way (Ultimate Edition)
Cheaper By The Dozen (2003 Baker's Dozen Edition)
Dumb & Dumber (Unrated)
Fever Pitch (Curse Reversed Edition)
Jaws (30th Anniversary Edition)
Land of the Dead (Unrated Director's Cut)
The Longest Yard (2005 Collector's Edition)
Star Trek: Nemesis (Collector's Edition)
Team America World Police (Unrated Collector's Edition)
Unleashed (Unrated)
Battle of the Bulge
Because of Winn-Dixie
Best in Show
Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie
Carlito's Way: Rise to Power
The Cincinnati Kid
Coach Carter
Full Metal Jacket
The Green Mile
Hide and Seek
The Interpreter
The Jacket
Kicking & Screaming
Looney Tunes (Spotlight Collection)
Ong Bak: The Thai Warrior
Raise Your Voice
Sahara (2005)
The Wedding Date

Circuit City Weekly Deals
$9.99:
Blade: Trinity (Unrated)
Blazing Saddles (30th Anniversary Special Edition)
The Butterfly Effect (Director's Cut)
The Crow (2-Disc)
Edward Scissorhands (Anniversary Edition)
Gone in 60 Seconds (2000 Director's Cut)
The Last Samurai (2-Disc)
The Matrix Reloaded (2-Disc)
Monster-in-Law (2-Disc)
Pearl Harbor (60th Anniversary Edition)
Alien vs. Predator
Blow
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (BBC)
The Color Purple
Equilibrium
Friday
Full Metal Jacket
Ghostbusters 1 & 2 Gift Set (With Book)
The Goonies
The Green Mile
i, Robot
The Jacket
Man on Fire
The Mask
The Matrix
The Notebook
Open Water
The Punisher (2004)
Richard Pryor Double Feature
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
The Upside of Anger
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

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