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DVD Releases: Week of April 4th
By R. Flagg
Apr 4, 2006, 12:33

Notable Releases

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Best Price: $13.99 @ Circuit City

The Features:

• Commentary by Kid stars Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley and Anna Popplewell with director Andrew Adamson

• Commentary by director Andrew Adamson, production designer Roger Ford and producer Mark Johnson

• Bloopers of Narnia

• Discover Narnia Fun Facts

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2-Disc Collector's Edition)

Best Price: $23.15 @ DeepDiscountDVD.com

The Features:

• Commentary by Kid stars Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley and Anna Popplewell with director Andrew Adamson

• Commentary by director Andrew Adamson, production designer Roger Ford and producer Mark Johnson

• Bloopers of Narnia

• Discover Narnia Fun Facts

• Creating Narnia

• Chronicles of a Director: personal diary from director Andrew Adamson

• The Children's Magical Journey

• Evolution of an Epic

• From One Man's Mind

• Cinematic Storytellers: Eight film diaries from eight members of the film team

• Creating Creatures

• Anatomy of a Scene: The Melting River

• Creatures, Lands & Legends: Meet all the strange creatures that fill Narnia

• Creatures of the World

• Explore Narnia: 3-D map

• Legends in Time: Narnia timeline

Crash (2-Disc Director's Cut)

Best Price: $16.72 @ DeepDiscountDVD.com

The Features:

• Director's Cut with 4 additional minutes of footage

• Introduction by Director Paul Haggis

• Commentary with Paul Haggis, Don Cheadle and Bobby Moresco

• Deleted Scenes with Optional Director's Commentary

• Behind the Metal and Glass: The Making of Crash

• On Paul Haggis

• L.A.: The Other Main Character

• Unspoken

• Music Video: Bird York "In the Deep"

• Music Montages

• Script-to-Screen Comparisons

• Storyboard-to-Screen Comparisons

• Trailers

Brokeback Mountain

Best Price: $16.99 @ Best Buy

The Features:

• On Being a Cowboy

• Directing from the Heart: Ang Lee

• From Script to Screen: Interviews with Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana

• Sharing the Story: The Making of Brokeback Mountain

9 to 5 (Sexist, Egotistical, Lying Hypocritical Bigot Edition)

Best Price: $14.64 @ DeepDiscountDVD.com

The Features:

• Commentary by Producer Bruce Gilbert and Actors Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton and Dabney Coleman

• 10 Deleted Scenes

• Gag Reel

• Nine @ 25

• Inside Look

• Remembering Collin Higgins

• Singing Nine to Five Karaoke

• Original Theatrical Trailer

Blue Thunder (Special Edition)

Best Price: $14.02 @ DeepDiscountDVD.com

The Features:

• Commentary by director John Badham, editor Frank Morris and the motion control supervisor

• Ride With the Angels: Making Blue Thunder

• The Special: Building Blue Thunder

• Archival 1983 promotional featurette

• Storyboard galleries

• Original Theatrical Trailer

The Anniversary

Synopsis:

The legendary Bette Davis stars as Mrs. Taggart, a venomous one-eyed matriarch who,  despite her husband being long dead, demands her three grown sons gather for her 40th anniversary. Eldest Henry is a mild-mannered cross-dresser; middle child Terry is a henpecked weakling; and carefree youngest son Thomas arrives with his pregnant fiancιe. But this bumpy night has only just begun, as family secrets will be revealed, cruel insults hurled, and frilly underwear stolen. Even if the siblings can survive the festivities unscathed, does the biggest mother of them all have a shocking final surprise for everyone?

Best Price: $8.99 @ DeepDiscountDVD.com

The Features:

• Commentary with Director Roy Ward Baker, Writer/Producer Jimmy Sangster and DVD Producer Perry Martin

• Trailer

• TV Spot

• Poster & Still Gallery

Bee Season

Synopsis:

Richard Gere stars in this gripping tale about a father obsessed with training his talented daughter for the National Spelling Bee. Eliza Naumann (Flora Cross) demonstrates such an amazing gift for spelling any word given to her that her father Saul (Gere) insists on coaching her himself. But as Eliza's success continues, Saul's newfound devotion grows causing huge changes for the entire family!

Best Price: $19.99 @ Best Buy

The Features:

• Commentary by directors Scott McGehee and David Siegel

• Commentary by producer Albert Berger and screenwriter Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal

• 6 Deleted scenes with optional commentary by Scott McGehee and David Siegel

• Making of

• Cutting Room Floor

• The Essence of "Bee Season

• Theatrical Trailer

Liza with a "Z" (Collector's Edition)

Synopsis:

In 1972, Liza Minnelli and Broadway legend Bob Fosse took the Oscars by storm with Cabaret. That same year, the two paired-up once again to create the spectacular musical special Liza With A "Z," making television history, and carting home four Emmys in the process. Now, Liza and the producers of the Academy Award-winning Chicago bring the glamour and glitter home again on DVD, fully-restored and digitally remastered.

Best Price: $18.90 @ DVDPacific.com

The Features:

• Includes "Liza with Z" soundtrack on a separate CD

• Commentary with Liza Minnelli

• The complete "Biography: Liza Minnelli" from A&E

• Liza interviews John Kander, composer of "Cabaret," "New York, New York" and "Chicago"

• Fan Q&A with Liza at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival

• Liza's performance at the 2005 GLAAD awards

The Long Good Friday (Explosive Special Edition)

Synopsis:

Academy Award nominee Bob Hoskins delivers a ferocious performance as mobster Harold Shand, the all-powerful boss of the London underworld. But on the day he is about to close the ultimate deal with an American crime family, Shand’s empire suddenly, literally, begins to explode around him. Who would dare attack Britain’s most ruthless gangster? How far will he go to find the truth? And what is the deadly secret behind the havoc of The Long Good Friday? Oscar nominee Helen Mirren, tough guy icon Eddie Constantine, and Pierce Brosnan co-star in this now-classic crime drama that critics compare to The Godfather and Scarface as one of the greatest gangster films of all time.

Best Price: $11.69 @ DeepDiscountDVD.com

The Features:

• Bloody Business: Making The Long Good Friday

• Commentary With Director John Mackenzie

• Cockney Slang Glossary

• Poster & Still Gallery

• U.S. Trailer

• U.K. Trailer

• Screenplay (DVD-ROM)

Other Releases

The A-Team: Season Four

Acting Out

The Adventure Of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother

Ambulance Girl

Audrey's Rain

Be Still

Bob Dylan: 1975-1981 Rolling Thunder And The Gospel Years

Bustin' Bonaparte

Carole Lombard: The Glamour Collection (Hands Across The Table/Love Before Breakfast/Man Of The World/The Princess Comes Across/True Confession/We’re Not Dressing)

Category 7: The End of the World

Charm City

Chicken Tikka Masala

Da Vinci Code Decoded: Totally Decoded

Da Vinci: Tracking The Code

David Copperfield

The David Spade Collection

Dawson's Creek: The Complete Sixth Season

Dirty

Far Side of the Moon

The Father Kino Story

Full House: The Complete Third Season

Game Over

Garbage Pail Kids: The Complete Series

Gary Moore And Friends: One Night In Dublin - A Tribute To Phil Lynott

Geek Rhythms: Enjoy The Ride

The Golden Age Of TV Comedy

The Golden Twenties

Herb Alpert: Live At Montreux 1996

Knight Rider: Season Four

Kung Faux: Volume 2

Kung Faux: Volume 3

The Last Place on Earth

Legend of Frank Woods

Leo Kottke: Home & Away Revisited

Mae West: The Glamour Collection (Go West Young Man/Goin' To Town/I'm No Angel/My Little Chickadee/Night After Night)

Magnum P.I.: The Complete Fourth Season

Marlene Dietrich: The Glamour Collection (Morocco/ Blonde Venus/ The Devil Is A Woman/ Flame Of New Orleans/ Golden Earrings)

Marvin Gaye: The Real Thing - In Performance 1964-1981

Mel Brooks Box Set Collection (Young Frankenstein/Silent Movie/Robin Hood: Men In Tights/To Be Or Not To Be/History Of The World, Part 1/The Twelve Chairs/High Anxiety)

The Miracle Of Our Lady Of Fatima

Mona Lisa

New York Doll

Night of the Twisters

The Nun's Story

The Old Curiosity Shop

Once Upon a Wedding

Pantera: 3 Vulgar Videos From Hell

Patton Oswalt: No Reason to Complain (Uncensored)

Personal Vendetta

Portrait Of Courage: The Untold Story Of Flight 93

The President's Last Bang

Renegade Gun

The Rocky Jones Space Ranger Collection

Russell Peters: Two Concerts...One Ticket

Russell Simmons' Higher Self Series: Hip-Hop Laws Of Success

Seven Beauties (Remastered Edition)

The Shoes Of The Fisherman

Silver Horde

Six Pack

Streets of Rage

Swept Away (Remastered Edition)

Take Me

Talmage Farlow

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Original Series (Volume 4)

Thank God It's Friday

The Titanic

Ushpizin

Notable Horror & Sci-Fi Releases

Tripping the Rift: Season Two

Best Price: $17.99 @ DeepDiscountDVD.com

The Features:

• Tripping the Rift Season 2: Where No Chode Has Gone Before

• Outtakes & Bloopers

• Eureka Promo

Hooked/Flaming Teenage

Synopsis:

Hooked:

Boozers, Losers, and Heroin Users! When Lieutenant Lacey investigates the disappearance of 17-year-old Ray Bowman, he uncovers a small town festering with high-school hipsters eager to get Hooked! Sure enough, not only does Bowman turn out to be a heroin addict but a dead one as well, killed by "a hot shot" when he tries to buy a fix on credit. Lacey quickly sends two undercover cops into the field, including director Alexander Wells, posing as a "joypopper", who zero in on a 21-year-old pusher and his thrill-seeking underage girlfriend who want to introduce a super-square straight-A student to their dope-crazed friends. Also released as Narcotics Squad and Curfew Breakers, Hooked is a gleefully lurid cross between a JD flick, Reefer Madness, and Dragnet from the be-bob bleakness of the 1950s!

Flaming Teenage:

From director Irvin S. Yeaworth, the man who made The Blob, comes the "True-Life Story" of Fred Garland, a liquor-lovin' talent agent, swindler, and "complete bum" who gets hooked on heroin and ends up becoming... a preacher! Shot in 1952 as Twice Convicted, the film eventually mutated into The Flaming Teenage when additional non-Yeaworth footage was added of teenage alcoholics making damn fools of themselves! And remember, kids: "Whatever way you take it, dope is murder!"

The Features:

• Classic Classroom Scare Short: "Drug Addiction"

• Classic Sid Davis Short: "Alcohol is Dynamite"

• National Woman's Temperance Union Short: "The Choice Is Yours"

• Trailer Gallery

Other Horror & Sci-Fi Releases

Boy from Hell

Doll Cemetery

Hip, Hot and 21/Hot Thrills and Warm Chills

Kill Devil

Ravaged House: Zoroku's Disease

Satanic

Scarlet Moon

The Science Fiction Cliffhanger Collection

Star Trek: Fan Collective - Time Travel

Anime Releases

Armored Trooper Votoms: Stage 2 - Kummen Jungle Wars

Diamond Daydreams: Volume 2 - Kyoko + Suomi

Lupin The 3rd: Volume 14 - For Larva Or Money

Munto 2: Beyond the Walls of Time

Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok: Volume 4: Destiny's Children

Viewtiful Joe, Vol. 2

Best Buy Weekly Deals

$7.49:

Cruel Intentions (Collector's Edition)

Glengarry Glen Ross (Special Edition)

Hollow Man (Special Edition)

The Italian Job (Collector's Edition)

Mean Girls (Collector's Edition)

Old School (Unrated)

Spider-man 2 (Special Edition)

Almost Heroes

Armageddon

Big Momma's House

Crossroads

High Fidelity

Hocus Pocus

How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days

The Life of Brian

Loverboy

Oliver Twist (2005)

The Pink Panther

The Pink Panther Strikes Again

Quick Change

Reign of Fire

The Rock

Rush Hour 2

The Sandlot 2

Shaun Of The Dead

The Simpsons: Kiss & Tell

Snatch

Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over

Swingers

The Waterboy

$7.99:

Be Cool

Closer (Superbit)

Hotel Rwanda

Spanglish

$9.99:

The Exorcism Of Emily Rose (Unrated Special Edition)

The Gospel (Special Edition)

The Cave

Into The Blue

Circuit City Weekly Deals

$7.49:

50 First Dates (Special Edition)

Fargo (Special Edition)

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Special Edition)

Forrest Gump (Collector's Edition)

The Girl Next Door (Unrated)

Groundhog Day (Special Edition)

Last of the Mohicans (Director’s Extended Edition)

Liar Liar (Collector's Edition)

Starship Troopers (Special Edition)

White Chicks (Unrated)

Wild At Heart (Special Edition)

American History X

Armageddon

Be Cool

Big Daddy

Bruce Almighty

At Close Range

Closer (Superbit)

Donnie Darko

Friday

Hotel Rwanda

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Matrix: Reloaded

The Professional

Se7en

Spanglish

The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

Training Day

Walking Tall

$9.99:

Jaws (30th Anniversary Edition)

King Arthur (Extended Unrated Edition)

Spider-man/Spider-man 2 (Special Edition)

Troy (2-Disc)

Willow (Special Edition)

Conan: The Complete Quest Set

Gladiator

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban

Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Target Weekly Deals

$7.50:

Dirty Dancing (Ultimate Edition)

The Last Samurai (2-Disc)

Mean Girls (Collector's Edition)

A Cinderella Story

Must Love Dogs

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

$10.00:

Bride & Prejudice (Bollywood)

Finding Neverland

The Interpreter

Kicking & Screaming

Wallace & Gromit: Three Amazing Adventures

The Wedding Date

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