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Alone in the Neon Jungle (1988 -- TV) Suzanne Pleshette, Danny Aiello, Jon Tenney, Joe Morton. (Echo Bridge Home Entertainment).
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) Sacha Baron Cohen, Peter Baynham, Anthony Hines, Dan Mazer. Extras: Extended/deleted scenes; deleted footage montage, featuring never-before-seen clips; publicity tour montage, including appearances at the Toronto International Film Festival, Cannes, Comic-Con and others. (Fox).

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Cinderella Liberty (1973) Dir.: Mark Rydell; James Caan, Marsha Mason, Kirk Calloway, Eli Wallach, Burt Young. (Fox).
Confetti (2006) Martin Freeman, Selina Cadell, Jimmy Carr, Olivia Colman, Ron Cook. Extras: Three alternate endings, "More Tears and Tantrums" video diary entrees. (Fox).
Death Row (2006) Stacy Keach, Jake Busey, Danny Trejo, Kyle Schmid. Sci Fi Channel telefilm. A documentary film crew gets trapped in an abandoned, haunted prison. Extras: Commentary by writer-director Kevin VanHook, deleted scenes, still gallery, original production art, "An Axe to Grind: The Making of Death Row," "License to Thrill" special effects featurette, DVD-ROM script. (Starz Home Entertainment).
Decoys: The Second Seduction (2007) Tobin Bell, Dina Meyer, Kim Poirier, Corey Sevier. Sequel. Aliens disguised as gorgeous coeds are seducing their classmates in an effort to save their species from extinction. (Sony).
Dracula (2006) David Suchet, Marc Warren, Tom Burke, Stephanie Leonidas, Sophia Myles, Rafe Spall, Dan Stevens. Masterpiece Theatre adaptation, $19.95. (WGBH Boston Video).
The Ernest Hemingway Film Collection Five-disc set with "Adventures of a Young Man," "A Farewell to Arms," "The Snows of Kilimanjaro," "The Sun Also Rises" and "Under My Skin"; $69.98; "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" and "The Sun Also Rises" are available for $19.98 each; "A Farewell to Arms" is available for $14.98. (Fox).
  • Adventures of a Young Man (1962) Dir.: Martin Ritt; Richard Beymer, Diane Baker, Corinne Calvet, Fred Clark, Dan Dailey. Extras: Commentary by film historians Patricia King Hanson and Frank Thompson, restoration comparison.
  • A Farewell to Arms (1957) Dir.: Charles Vidor, John Huston (uncredited); Rock Hudson,Jennifer Jone, Vittorio De Sica, Oskar Homolka, Mercedes McCambridge, Elaine Stritch. Extras: Three Fox Movietone News segments.
  • The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952) Dir.: Henry King; Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Ava Gardner, Leo G. Carroll. Extras: Commentary by film historians Patricia King Hanson and Frank Thompson, conversations with director Henry King and writer Casey Robinson, "The Snows of Zanuck: The Making of Kilimanjaro" featurette, still gallery, restoration comparison.
  • The Sun Also Rises (1957) Dir.: Henry King; Tyrone Power, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer, Errol Flynn, Eddie Albert. Extras: "Hemingway on Film" featurette, "The Old Men and the Bulls: The Making of The Sun Also Rises" featurette, still gallery, restoration comparison,
  • Under My Skin (1950) Dir.: Jean Negulesco; John Garfield, Micheline Presle. Extras: "Racing With Fate: John Garfield Under My Skin" featurette, still gallery, restoration comparison.
Fast Food Nation (2006) Dir.: Richard Linklater; Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Greg Kinnear, Bobby Cannavale, Luis Guzman, Kris Kristofferson, Wilmer Valderrama, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Esai Morales, Avril Lavigne. Extras: Commentary by Linklater and writer Eric Schloseer, "Manufacturing Fast Food Nation" documentary, flash animation shorts from "The Meatrix" series, "The Backwards Hamburger Flash Animation Short," photo gallery.(Fox).
For Love Alone: The Ivana Trump Story (1998 -- TV) Stephen Collins, Sanna Vraa, Ivana Trump. (Echo Bridge Home Entertainment).
Fosters Home For Imaginary Friends Two-disc set with all 13 first season episodes of the Cartoon Net series, $19.98. Extras: Commentary by show creator Craig McCraken, never-before-seen footage. (Warner).
The Full Monty: The Fully Exposed Edition (1997) Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy, William Snape, Steve Huison, Tom Wilkinson , Paul Barber, Hugo Speer. Two-disc set. Extras: Commentary by director Peter Cattaneo and actor Mark Addy; commentary by producer Uberto Passolini; 10 deleted scenes; cast bios; TV spots and marketing featurette; Music Machine, which allows viewers to skip directly to their favorite musical/dance number; development and production featurettes; "Success and Its Aftermath" featurette; "A Bigger Picture: A Look at the British Film Industry in the '90s." (Fox).
Hawaii Five-O: The First Season (1968) Seven-disc set with 24 episodes, $54.99. Extras: The two-hour pilot movie "Cocoon"; "Emme's Island Moments: Memories of Hawaii Five-O", a 45-minute retrospective co-hosted by James MacArthur that includes interviews with cast members, clips from the show and footage from the 1996 reunion. (Paramount).
Jane Eyre (2006 -- TV) Toby Stephens, Ruth Wilson, Francesca Annis. Masterpiece Theatre miniseries, $29.95. (WGBH Boston Video).
John and Mary (1969) Dir.: Peter Yates; Dustin Hoffman, Mia Farrow. (Fox).
Literary Classics Collection Five-disc set with "Billy Budd," "Captain Horatio Hornblower," "Madame Bovary," "The Three Musketeers" and "The Prisoner of Zenda" (a double feature with both the 1937 and 1952 versions; $59.92. (Warner).
  • Billy Budd (1962) Dir.: Peter Ustinov; Robert Ryan, Peter Ustinov, Melvyn Douglas, Terence Stamp. Extras: Commentary by Terence Stamp and filmmaker Steven Soderbergh.
  • Captain Horatio Hornblower (1950) Dir.: Raoul Walsh; Gregory Peck, Virginia Mayo. Extras: Vintage Oscar-nominated short "My Country 'Tis of Thee," classic cartoon "Captain Hareblower," audio-only bonus: Lux Radio Theater adaptation with Gregory Peck and Virginia Mayo.
  • Madame Bovary (1949) Dir.: Vincente Minnelli; Jennifer Jones, James Mason, Van Heflin, Louis Jourdan, Gene Lockhart. Extras: Vintage Pete Smith specialty short "Those Good Old Days," classic cartoon "Out-Foxed."
  • The Prisoner of Zenda (Double Feature) (1937) Ronald Colman, Madeleine Carroll, C. Aubrey Smith, Raymond Massey, Mary Astor, David Niven, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.; (1952) Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr, Louis Calhern, Jane Greer, Lewis Stone, James Mason. Extras: Pete Smith specialty short "Penny Wisdom," cartoon "The Wayward Pups," audio-only bonus: Lux Radio Theater Adaptation with Ronald Colman, 1937 theatrical trailer, Fitzpatrick Traveltalk short "Land of the Taj Mahal," Oscar-winning cartoon Johann Mouse, 1952 theatrical trailer.
  • The Three Musketeers (1948) Lana Turner, Gene Kelly, June Allyson, Van Heflin, Angela Lansbury, Frank Morgan, Vincent Price, Keenan Wynn, John Sutton, Gig Young, Robert Coote, Reginald Owen, Ian Keith, Patricia Medina, Richard Wyler. Extras: Vintage Fitzpatrick Traveltalk short "Looking at London," classic MGM Tex Avery cartoon "What Price Fleadom," audio-only bonus: MGM radio promo with Dick Simmons interviewing Lana Turner.
The Loop Season One Seven episodes, $19.98. (Fox).
Machine (2007) Michael Madsen, Neal McDonough, James Russo, Lisa Arturo, Michael Lazar. An ex mercenary turned hardened criminal and his partner survive in L.A.'s underground, spending each day immersed in a cesspool of ruthless crime lords, dirty cops and desperate drug dealers. (MTI Home Video).
The Manitou (1978) Tony Curtis, Susan Strasberg, Michael Ansara, Jon Cedar, Stella Stevens, Ann Sothern, Burgess Meredith, Paul Mantee, Jeannette Nolan. (Anchor Bay).
The Other Side of Midnight (1977) Marie-France Pisier, Susan Sarandon, Raf Vallone, Clu Gulager, Christian Marquand, Armand Gautier, Michael Lerner. (Fox0.
A Perfect Fake (2007) Documentary looks at the world of men who have chosen to reject the reality of human sexual companionship in order to pursue emotional and physical bonds with a variety of erotic surrogates, including the disturbing world of men who share their lives with life-size female love dolls; $19.95. (Central Park Media Below the Radar).
Peter Pan Platinum Edition (2005) Two-disc set. Extensive digital restoration and features a new 5.1 Disney Enhanced Home Theater Mix. $29.99. Extras: "Camp Never Land Games," alternate opening: "The Peter Pan That Almost Was," deleted song, "In Walt's Words: Why I Made Peter Pan," sneak peek at the upcoming Tinker Bell movie, "You Can Fly: The Making of Peter Pan," "Peter's Playful Prank" DVD story book, more. (Disney).
Requiem (2006 -- German) Sandra Huller, Burghart Klaussner, Imogen Kogge. Haunting IFC film based on the true story that inspired "The Exorcism of Emily Rose." (Genius Products).
Revenge of the Nerds Special Edition (1984) Dir.: Jeff Kanew; Anthony Edwards, Robert Carradine, Timothy Busfield, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Bernie Casey, Curtis Armstrong. Extras: Commentary by Kanew, Carradine, Busfield and Armstrong; "I'm a Nerd and Pretty Proud of It" featurette; deleted scenes; "Revenge of the Nerds" TV pilot episode. (Fox).
Revenge of the Nerds: The Atomic Wedgie Collection Four-disc set with "Revenge of the Nerds Special Edition," "Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise," "Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation" and "Revenge of the Nerds: Nerds in Love"; $29.98. (Fox).
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: The Complete First Season (1996-97) Four-disc set with 24 episodes, $42.99. (Paramount).
South Park: The Complete Ninth Season (2005) Three-disc set with 14 episodes, $49.99. Extras: Commentary by Matt Stone and Trey parker on all episodes, Comedy Central "Quickies." (Paramount).
Stargate: Atlantis Season 2 Five-disc set with 20 episodes, $49.98. Extras: Commentary on select episodes, profiles, behind-the-scenes featurettes, production design and photo galleries. (MGM).
Walkout (2006 -- TV) Dir.: Edward James Olmos; Alexa Vega, Michael Pena, Yancey Arias, Laura Harring, Efren Ramirez. Story of the 1968 Chicano student uprising in East Los Angeles. (HBO Video).
Woman Is the Future of Man (2004 -- S. Korea) Dir.: Sang-soo Hong; Ji-tae Yu, Tae-woo Kim, Hyeon-a Seong. Simple tale of two childhood friends -- one just returned from studying film in the States, the other a university art professor -- who get together for an evening of catching up on their lives and their dreams and, in particular, the memory of a girl -- Sunhwa -- who the two man track down and get to reenter their lives in a surprising way. (New Yorker Video).

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American Cousins (2003) Gerald Lepkowski, Shirley Henderson, Danny Nucci, Vincent Pastore, Eva Coutts, Dan Hedaya. Quirky Mafia comedy about two wisecracking mobsters who take refuge in Scotland with their law-abiding cousin, who runs a fish & chip shop. Extras: Commentary, cast and crew profiles, production notes. (BFS Entertainment & Multimedia Limited).
Appetite for Deconstruction: A Punk Rockumentary Captures Europe's best and biggest independent Punkrock Festival-Tour; $14.95. (MVD Visual).
Bosom Buddies: The Complete First Season (1980-81) Three-disc set with 19 episodes, $49.99. (Paramount).
The Burmese Harp (1956 -- Japan) Dir.: Kon Ichikawa; Rentaro Mikuni, Shoji Yasui, Jun Hamamura. An Imperial Japanese Army regiment surrenders to British forces in Burma at the close of World War II and finds harmony through song. New, restored high-definition digital transfer. Extras: New video interviews with director Kon Ichikawa and actor Rentaro Mikuni, new essay by renowned critic and historian Tony Rayns. (The Criterion Collection).
Casino Royale (2006) Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright, Giancarlo Giannini. Two-disc set. Extras: "Becoming Bond," an intimate look at how Daniel Craig stepped into the role of the 6th James Bond; "James Bond: For Real," an inside look at action and stunts; "Bond Girls Are Forever," a closer look at Bond's leading ladies; Chris Cornell "You Know My Name" music video. (MGM).
The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning (2007) Jonathan Bennett, Randy Wayne, April Scott, Joel David Moore, Harland Williams, Chris McDonald. Direct-to-video sequel. In R-rated and unrated versions. Extras: Featurettes: "The New Dukes," "Daisy's Dukes," "The Birth of the General Lee," "A Moment With Uncle Jesse," "Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane." Unrated edition adds "The Duke Boys in Drag" and "Meeting Dainty Hogg." (Warner).
Favela Rising (2005) Chronicles the rise of the nonviolent AfroReggae cultural movement and the man behind it, and showcases how music became a catalyst for grass-roots social change in Rio de Janeiro's most feared slum; $24.95. (Genius Products).
Fires on the Plain (1959 -- Japan) Dir.: Kon Ichikawa; Eiji Funakoshi, Osamu Takizawa, Mickey Curtis. Agonizing portrait of desperate Japanese soldiers stranded in a strange land during World War II. New, restored high-definition digital transfer Extras: New video introduction by Japanese film scholar Donald Richie, new video interviews with director Kon Ichikawa and actor Mickey Curtis, new essay by film critic Chuck Stephens. (The Criterion Collection).
Ghost: Special Collector's Edition (1990) Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn. Extras: Commentary by director Jerry Zucker and writer Bruce Joel Rubin, "Ghost Stories," "Inside the Paranormal," "Alchemy of a Love Scene," "Paramount's Most Romantic Moments." (Paramount).
Hard Times (1977 -- TV ) Two-disc set of the PBS Great Performances miniseries adaptation of the Dickins novel; directed by John Irvin; $39.99. (Acorn Media).
Harsh Times (2005) Christian Bale, Eva Longoria, Freddy Rodriguez. Extras: Commentary by writer-director-producer David Ayer, deleted scenes. Gritty drama about a soldier who returns to his South Central L.A. neighborhood and, unable to get a job with the LAPD, drifts into a life of crime. (The Weinstein Co./Genius Products).
Hell to Pay (2005) Lee Majors, Peter Brown, James Drury, Denny Miller, Stella Stevens, Bo Svenson. Ten legendary Western stars are reunited in this action-packed tale of brothers-at-odds -- one a decorated soldier and reluctant hero, the other a gambler -- who fall for the same woman. Extras: Commentary, "Western Legends" cast interviews. (Echo Bridge Home Entertainment).
The Holiday (2006) Dir.: Nancy Meyers; Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Jack Black, Rufus Sewell, Eli Wallach, Edward Burns. Extras: Commentary by writer-director Nancy Meyers and guests, "Foreign Exchange: The Making of The Holiday." Available on Blu-Ray. (Sony).
Hubert Selby Jr. - It/ll Be Better Tomorrow Documentary is a harrowing and engaging exploration into the life and art of the renowned beat author Hubert Selby Jr, who, against all odds, overcame tuberculosis, drug addiction and financial ruin to reach international acclaim with his controversial novels. Featuring Lou Reed, Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Darren Aronofsky, Uli Edel, Henry Rollins, Jerry Stahl, Richard Price, Nick Tosches, and narrated by Robert Downey Jr.; $19.95. (MVD Visual).
The I Love Lucy Hour Shows: The Final Seasons (1957-60) Four-disc set with 13 hour-long episodes from the seventh, eighth and ninth seasons. Originally titled "The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour"; $42.99. (Paramount).
A Little Trip to Heaven (2005) Forest Whitaker, Julia Stiles, Jeremy Renner, Peter Coyote. Mystery about an insurance investigator tangling up with a husband and wife over a million dollar insurance settlement. (First Look Home Entertainment).
Love Wrecked (2005) Dir.: Randal Kleiser; Amanda Bynes, Chris Carmack, Jonathan Bennett, Jamie-Lynn DiScala, Susan Duerden, Fred Willard. A young woman is stranded on a romantic Caribbean beach with her pop star idol. Extras: Deleted scenes. (The Weinstein Co./Genius Products).
The Man Who Sued God (2005) Billy Connolly, Judy Davis, Colin Friels, Wendy Hughes. When a fisherman's boat is destroyed by lighting and his insurance company calls it an "act of God," the man prepares a case against God for damages and challenges the churches and the insurance companies. Extras: Cast profiles. (BFS Entertainment & Multimedia Limited).
Mary Wells: Greatest Hits Recorded live at the Rock 'n Roll Palace in Orlando, Florida; $12.95. (MVD Visual).
National Lampoon's Spring Break (2007) Nikki Ziering. (Universal).
Oscar Peterson Trio - Berlin Concert This performance from Berlin in 1989 features the master of the keyboard backed by the equally legendary bassist Niels-Henning Oersted Pedersen and drummer Martin Drew; $19.95. (MVD Visual).
The Pretender 2001/Pretender: Island of the Haunted (2001 -- TV) Double-feature of made-for-TV telefilms picking up where the series left off. (Fox).
Robin of Sherwood, Set 1 (1984-85 British TV) Five-disc box set with all 13 episodes in Series 1 & 2; fifth disc devoted to more than eight hours of special features. Retelling of the Robin Hood legend with gritty period realism and a mix of history and myth. Extras: Commentaries on selected episodes, two retrospective documentaries, outtakes, behind-the-scenes documentary "The Electric Theatre Show" with bonus footage. (Acorn Media).
Shogun Assassin 2: Lightning Swords of Death (1972) Go Kato, Yuko Hama, Tomisaburo Wakayama. The notorious father and son team of assassins continue to walk towards the crossroads of hell with their weapon-packed baby-cart in tow. First official DVD release In the U.S. Created by digitally reconstructing every frame of the original 1972 film; $19.98. (AnimEigo).
Shortbus (2006) Dir.: John Cameron Mitchell; Sook-Yin Lee, Paul Dawson, Lindsay Beamish, PJ DeBoy, Raphael Barker, Peter Stickles. Extras: Commentary by the cast and filmmakers, bonus footage. (ThinkFilm).
A Siren in the Dark (2006) Orion Cross, James Townsend, David Beutler. "The Sixth Sense" and "Blue Velvet" meets gay cinema in this thriller about a psychic police officer who investigates a sordid case involving rape, drugs, sexual obsessions. (Ariztical Entertainment).
Sublime (2007) Tom Cavanagh, Kathleen "Bird" York, Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, Katherine Cunningham-Eves. Second film in the "Raw Feed" direct-to-DVD series. Admited to a hospital for a minimally invasive procedure, a man must uncover the truth behind the growing number of misdeeds happening within the institution's East Ward in order to survive his medical stay. Extras: Commentary with director Tony Krantz and writer Erik Jendresen, interviews with Krantz and Jendresen, "Surgical Exorcism": Cultural anthropologist Dr. Falk's webcast of a live surgical exorcism in the mountains of Peru. (Warner).
UnCivil Liberties (2006) Tony Grocki, Yvonne Perry. Thriller about the abuse of government surveillance of its own people and the extremists who take up arms in resistance. (Ariztical Entertainment).
Without a Trace: The Complete Second Season Six-disc set with 24 episodes, $59.98. Extras: Deleted scenes. (Warner).

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Always Will (2006) Follows Will, an unpopular high school senior who uncovers a time capsule from his old elementary school and discovers that with it he can magically go back in time to change his past. Directed by Michael Sammaciccia but made by and with kids. (MTI Home Video).
Are We There Yet? (2005) Ice Cube, Nia Long. Extras: Sneak Peek of the sequel "Are We Done Yet?"(Sony).
Batman Beyond: Season 3 Two-disc set with 13 episodes, $26.99. (Warner Home Video).
Blood Diamond (2006) Dir.: Edward Zwick; Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Sheen, Stephen Collins. In single-disc and two-disc editions. (Warner).
The Bridesmaid (2006) Dir.: Claude Chabrol; Benoit Magimel, Laura Smet, Aurore Clement, Bernard Le Coq, Solene Bouton, Anna Mihalcea. Extras: "Chabrol Directs The Bridesmaid" featurette; Chabrol interview, biography and filmography; still gallery. (First Run Features).
The Care Bears Movie 25th Anniversary Limited Edition (1981) Restored. Voices of Mickey Rooney, Jackie Burroughs, Georgia Engel, Sunny Besen Thrasher. Extras: TV special "Professor Cold Heart and the Freeze Machine," unavailable since its original broadcast. (MGM).
The Care Bears TV Series: Volume One: Care-a-lot Adventures Four animated episodes, $14.98. (MGM).
The Care Bears TV Series: Volume Two: Forest of Feelings Four animated episodes, $14.98. (MGM).
Christy: The Complete Series (1994-95) Four-disc set with all 19 episodes, $39.98. (Fox).
Come Early Morning (2006) Dir.: Joey Lauren Adams; Ashley Judd, Jeffrey Donovan, Laura Prepon, Diane Ladd, Scott Wilson, Stacy Keach. Southern woman's battle to fight back her demons by engaging in a spiral of late-nights and one-night stands. (The Weinstein Co./Genius Products).
Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner -- Uncensored! (2006) Single disc, $19.99. Extras: Red carpet interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, making-of featurette, "The Colbert Report: Fart Jokes," more. (Paramount).
Eragon (2006) Edward Speleers, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Guillory, Robert Carlyle, John Malkovich, Christopher Egan, Gary Lewis, Djimon Hounsou, Rachel Weisz. Available as a single-disc and two-disc Special Edition. Extras: Single-disc: Commentary by director Stefen Fangmeier. Special Edition: Commentary by director Stefen Fangmeier; six-part "Inside the Inheritance Trilogy: The Magic of Eragon" featurette; Random House Digital Novel featuring the first two chapters of "Eldest," the second novel from the "Inheritance Trilogy"; "The Inhabitants of Alagaesia" character profiles; extended and deleted scenes; "The Secrets of Alagaesia" visual effects showcase; "The Vision of Eragon" animatic sequence and conceptual art gallery; storyboards; animation guide; "Become the Dragon Rider -- Creating the Video Game"; interview with "Inheritance Trilogy" author Christopher Paolini. Available on Blu-ray. (Fox).
Everyone's Hero (2006 -- TV) Dir.: Christopher Reeve; voices of William H. Macy, Rob Reiner, Brian Dennehy, Raven, Robert Wagner, Jake T. Austin, Mandy Patinkin, Forest Whitaker, Whoopi Goldberg. Family animated adventure about a young boy who embarks on a cross-country adventure to retrieve Babe Ruth's stolen bat so the Yankees can win the 1932 World Series. Extras: Commentary by uncredited co-directors Colin Brady and Dan St. Pierrre and writers Jeff Hand and Rob Kurtz; "Making of Everyone's Hero: The Little Guy's Journey" featurette; "Remembering Christopher Reeve" featurette. (Fox).
Family Favorites 4 Movie Collection Two-disc set with four theatrical tiles: "The Little Rascals" (1994), "Casper" (1995), "Flipper" (1996) and "Leave It to Beaver" (1997), $16.24. (Universal).
First Born (2007) Elisabeth Shue, Steven Mackintosh, Kathleen Chalfant, Khandi Alexander, Anne Wolf. Creepy thriller about a pregnant woman and her baby, in the vein of "Rosemary's Baby" and "The Others." (First Look Home Entertainment).
Garfield & Friends: An Ode to Odie Thirteen episodes from the "Garfield & Friends" TV series hand-picked by Garfield creator Jim Davis; $14.98. (Fox).
Global Warming: What's Up with the Weather? (2007) Two-hour NOVA/Frontline documentary; $19.95. (WGBH Boston Video).
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006) Documentary explores the history, influences and gory special effects that define the slasher genre of filmmaking. Featuring interviews with horror masters John Carpenter, Wes Craven and Rob Zombie; $24.98. Extras: Filmmaker commentary. (ThinkFilm).
The Hunt (2006) Joe Michael Burke, Cliff De Young, Robert Rusler. Filmmakers making an instructional hunting video stumble upon the relics of a bizarre religious monument and soon realize they're being stalked by someone or something not of this earth. (Image Entertainment).
The Hunt for the BTK Killer (2005 -- TV) Gregg Henry, Maury Chaykin, Robert Forster, Michael Michele, Michael Fox. (Sony).
JAG: The Complete Third Season (1997-98) Six-disc set with 24 episodes, $64.99. (Paramount).
Justice League Unlimited: Season 2 Two-disc set with 26 episodes, $26.99. (Warner Home Video).
Kaboom! The Sizzling Story of Explosions Two-disc set with two NOVA productions that explore the history of pyrotechnics: "Kaboom!" and "Fireworks"; $29.95. (WGBH Boston Video).
Mana: Beyond Belief (2004) Documentary on the world of "power objects": religious, artistic, economic, patriotic or ridiculous; $24.95. (Genius Products).
Masters of Horror: John Carpenter's Pro-Life (2007) Ron Perlman, Mark Feuerstein. Carpenter's contribution to the Showtime anthology. Extras: Commentary by Carpenter and writers Drew McWeeny and Scott Swan, "Final Delivery: The Making of Pro-Life" featurette, "Demon Baby: Birthing the FX Sequence" featurette, storyboard gallery, director bio, screenplay (DVD-ROM). (Anchor Bay).
Maude: The Complete First Season Three-disc set with 22 episodes, $29.95. (Sony).
Miami Vice: Season Three Five-disc set with 24 episodes, $59.98. (Universal).
Miami Vice: Season Four Five-disc set with 22 episodes, $59.98. (Universal).
Michael Shayne, Private Detective Collection Two-disc set with four mysteries featuring Lloyd Nolan as the hard-boiled, square-jawed detective, $29.98: "Michael Shayne: Private Detective" (1940), "Sleepers West" (1941), "The Man Who Wouldn't Die" (1942) and "Blue, White and Perfect" (1942). Extras: "Follow That Lead!" interactive trivia guide, "Nabbing Crooks the Michael Shayne Way" featurette, "The Detective Who Never Dies" featurette, "The Art of Robert McGinnis: Mike Shayne and Beyond" featurette, restoration comparisons. (Fox).
The Naked City (1948) Dir.: Jules Dassin; Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart, Don Taylor, Frank Conroy. "There are eight million stories in the Naked City": Master noir craftsman Jules Dassin and newspaperman-cum-producer Mark Hellinger's dazzling police procedural shot entirely on location in New York City. New, restored high-definition digital transfer. Extras: Commentary by screenwriter Malvin Wald, footage from director Jules Dassin's 2003 appearance at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, analysis of the film's New York locations by Celluloid Skyline author James Sanders, new video interview with NYU film professor Dana Polan, stills gallery. (The Criterion Collection).
The Nativity Story (2006) Dir.: Catherine Hardwicke; Keisha Castle-Hughes, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Oscar Isaac, Ciaran Hinds, Shaun Toub. (New Line).
NewsRadio: The Complete Fifth Season (1998-99) Three-disc set with 22 episodes, $29.95. Extras: Bloopers, "The Lost Episode" featurette, commentary on select episodes. (Sony).
The Night of Truth (2004 -- Dioula/French) Feature debut by one of Africa's most talented female directors, Fanta Regina Nacro, takes place in an unnamed country where two peoples, after a decade of atrocities, have embarkd on a path to peace. As they prepare for a celebratory feast, each side is haunted by the past -- will the night bring understanding or revenge? Extras: Film notes, director's statement, "Africa in Context," resources. (First Run Features Global Lens Collection).
Re-Animator Limited Edition (1985) Dir.: Stuart Gordon; Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale, Robert Sampson. Brand-new remastered transfer, approved by director Stuart Gordon; remastered Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 sound. Two-disc set, housed in a package with newly created artwork and containing a collectible "Re-Animator" syringe-shaped highlighter. Extras: Commentary by director Stuart Gordon; commentary by producer Brian Yuzna and actors Bruce Abbott, Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton and Robert Sampson; new featurette: "Re-Animator Resurrectus"; music discussion with composer Richard Band; deleted and extended scenes; TV spots; production stills from brian yuzna's private collection; behind-the-scenes, posters & advertising, storyboard and fun-on-the-set galleries; Stuart Gordon bio; screenplay (DVD-ROM); "Herbert West, Reanimator" by H.P. Lovecraft (DVD-ROM). (Anchor Bay).
Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave (2005) Aimee-Lynn Chadwick, Cory Hardrict, John Keefe, Jenny Mollen, Peter Coyote. College students play with a drug more potent than Ecstasy that eventually turns them into flesh-eating zombies. (Lionsgate).
Rocky Balboa (2006) Dir.: Sylvester Stallone; Sylvester Stallone, Burt Young, Milo Ventimiglia, Geraldine Hughes, Antonio Tarver, Talia Shire.Extras: Commentary by Stallone, deleted scenes, alternate ending, boxing bloopers, "Skill vs. Will: The Making of Rocky Balboa," "Reality in the Ring: Filming Rocky's Final Fight," "Virtual Champion: Creating the Computer Fight." Available on Blu-ray. (Sony).
Run's House: The Complete Seasons 1 & 2 (2005) Three-disc set of the MTV reality show, $39.99. (Paramount).
Sleeper Cell: The Complete Second Season (2006) Three-disc set with eight episodes, $29.99. (Paramount).
Sleepers (2005) Two-disc set with all four episodes from the Masterpiece Theatre BBC spy thriller miniseries, $49.99. (Acorn Media).
Some Things That Stay (2004) Kevin Zegers, Alberta Watson, Stuart Wilson, Katie Boland. A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl from a liberal upbringing who moves with her family to a conservative baptist community in rural 1950s America. (Echo Bridge Home Entertainment).
Stan Lee Presents: The Condor (2007) Full-length, animated feature film created by comic book legend Stan Lee. Voice of Wilmer Valderrama. Adventure of a college dropout skateboarder who uses experimental NanoBot technology to turn into a superhuman skater after a vicious attack that leaves his legs mangled and parents dead; $14.98. Extras: "The Making of the Condor," Outskating DVD game, 16-page comic book: Mosaic by Stan Lee. (Starz Home Entertainment).
The W.C. Fields Comedy Collection Volume 2 Five-disc set, $59.98. (Universal).
  • You're Telling Me! (1934) W.C. Fields, Joan Marsh, Buster Crabbe, Adrienne Ames.
  • The Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935) W.C. Fields, Mary Brian, Kathleen Howard, Grady Sutton, Vera Lewis.
  • The Old Fashioned Way (1934) W.C. Fields, Joe Morrison, Baby LeRoy, Judith Allen, Jan Duggan.
  • Poppy (1936) W.C. Fields, Rochelle Hudson, Richard Cromwell, Granville Bates.
  • Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941) W.C. Fields, Gloria Jean, Leon Errol, Margaret Dumont.
The Wild Wild West: The Complete Second Season (1966-67) Seven-disc set with 28 episodes, $54.99. (Paramount).
Wondrous Oblivion (2003) Sam Smith, Leagh Conwell, Dominic Barklem, Jo Stone-Fewings, Emily Woof, Yasmin Paige. Coming-of-age story about an 11-year-old boy who lives with the singular dream of being a cricket star. Extras: Commentary by Director Paul Morrison, making of featurette. (Palm Pictures).

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Albert Fish (2007) Oto Brezina. Docudrama details the horrific true story of Albert Fish, the cannibal and serial killer who lured children to their deaths in Depression-era New York City. (Facets Multi-Media).
Candy (2007) Heath Ledger, Geoffrey Rush, Abbie Cornish. A charming but reckless young poet falls in love with a beautiful young student who is attracted to his bohemian lifestyle and drug addiction; their passionate relationship alternates between bursts of ecstatic oblivion and bouts of despair and self-destruction Extras: Filmmaker commentary, "The Making of Candy" featurette. (ThinkFilm).
Celtic Tides: A Musical Odyssey (2006) Celebrates the best of Celtic music with performances and interviews featuring The Chieftains, Loreena McKennitt, Clannad, Mary Black, Altan, Ashley MacIsacc, Natalie MacMaster, The Rankin Family, Capercaillie, Dougie MacLean, Solas, Mary Jane Lamond and Old Blind Dogs; $19.98. (MPI Home Video).
Children of Men (2006) Dir.: Alfonso Cuaron; Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Charlie Hunnam, Michael Caine, Clare-Hope Ashitey. Extras: Deleted scenes, "The Possibility of Hope" "Under Attack," "Theo & Julian," "Futuristic Design," "Visual Effects: Creating the Baby" featurettes, Also available on HD DVD. (Universal).
Color Me Kubrick (2005) John Malkovich. The true story of a man who posed as director Stanley Kubrick while the director was in production on his last film, "Eyes Wide Shut," despite knowing very little about his work and looking nothing like him. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
Comeback Season (2006) Ray Liotta, Shaun Sipos, Rachel Blanchard, Glenne Headley. Comedy about a married man who needs the help of a high school star quarterback to win back his wife after he was caught cheating on her. Extras: Deleted scenes, interviews. (First Look Home Entertainment).
Curse of the Golden Flower (2006) Dir.: Zhang Yimou; Yun-Fat Chow, Li Gong, Jay Chou, Ye Liu, Li Man. Extras: "Secrets Within" making-of featurette, Los Angeles premiere. (Sony).
Dick Van Dyke -- In Rare Form Classic monologue, pantomime and song and dance routines from the 1958-59 season of "The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom"; $14.98. Extras: New introductions by Pat Boone, two bonus performances, episode of the rare 1959 panel show "Laugh Line" hosted by Dick Van Dyke. (MPI Home Video).
Errol Flynn: The Signature Collection Volume 2 Five-disc set with "Adventures of Don Juan," "The Charge of the Light Brigade," "The Dawn Patrol," "Dive Bomber" and "Gentleman Jim"; $49.92 or $19.97 each. (Warner).
  • Adventures of Don Juan (1948) Dir.: Vincent Sherman; Errol Flynn, Viveca Lindfors, Alan Hale, Ann Rutherford. Extras: Commentary by director Vincent Sherman and historian Rudy Behlmer, Warner Night at the Movies 1948 short subjects gallery: Vintage newsreel, Joe McDoakes comedy short "So You Want to Be on the Radio," travel short "Calgary Stampede," classic Looney Tunes cartoon "Hare Splitter."
  • The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936) Dir.: Michael Curtiz; Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Patric Knowles, Henry Stephenson, Nigel Bruce, Donald Crisp, David Niven. Extras: Warner Night at the Movies 1936 Short Subjects Gallery: Vintage newsreel, drama short "Give Me Liberty," comedy short "Shop Talk With Bob Hope" and classic cartoon "Boom Boom."
  • The Dawn Patrol (1948) Errol Flynn, David Niven, Basil Rathbone, Donald Crisp, Melville Cooper, Barry Fitzgerald. Extras: Warner Night at the Movies 1938 short subjects gallery: Vintage newsreel, musical shorts "The Prisoner of Swing" and "Romance Road" and classic Cartoon "What Price Porky?"
  • Dive Bomber (1941) Dir.: Michael Curtiz; Errol Flynn, Fred MacMurray, Ralph Bellamy, Alexis Smith, Robert Armstrong, Regis Toomey, Allen Jenkins, Craig Stevens. Extras: New featurette "Dive Bomber: Keep 'Em in the Air."
  • Gentleman Jim (1942) Dir.: Raoul Walsh; Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson, Alan Hale, John Loder, William Frawley, Ward Bond. Extras: Warner Night at the Movies 1942 Short Subjects Gallery: Vintage newsreel, sports shorts "Shoot Yourself Some Golf" (with Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman) and "The Right Timing," classic cartoon "Foney Fables," and audio-only bonus: radio show adaptation with Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith and Ward Bond.
Family Affair Season 3 Five-disc set with 28 episodes, $39.98. (MPI Hme Video).
Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes -- Volume One Four episodes from the Cartoon Net series, $14.98. (Fox).
Full House: The Complete Sixth Season Four-disc set with 24 episodes, $29.98. (Warner).
Happy Feet (2006) Director: George Miller. Stars: Voices of Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving. Extras: New sequences, music videos, more. Available on Blu-ray and HD DVD. (Warner).
The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant (2005 - Aus TV) Romola Garai, Jack Davenport, Alex O'Loughlin, Sam Neill. In 1788 England, a young Cornwall girl is convicted of a petty crime and sentenced to seven years in an Australian penal colony, from which she makes a bold escape. (MTI Home Video).
The Jeffersons: The Complete Sixth Season Three-disc set with 24 episodes, $29.95. (Sony).
Kill Baby Kill (1966 -- Italy) Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Erika Blanc, Fabienne Dali, Piero Lulli. Balkan village is haunted by the ghost of a little girl. Extras: "Kill, Bava, Kill!" featurette, commentary, still gallery. (Dark Sky Films/MPI Home Video).
Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997) Dir.: Werner Herzog. Documentary. (Starz Home Entertainment).
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman: Volume One Three-disc set with 25 episodes, $29.95. (Sony).
Midsomer Murders: Set Eight Three-disc set with three British murder mysteries set in villages brimming with rose-covered cottages and eccentric characters, $39.99. (Acorn Media).
N Is a Number: A Portrait of Paul Erdos (1993) The story of a wandering mathematician obsessed with unsolved problems. A man with no home and no job, Erdos was the most prolific mathematician who ever lived and universally revered among his peers. He became a wandering genius who eschewed the traditional trappings of success to dedicate his life to inventing new problems and searching for their solutions. (Facets Video).
Noisy Nora ... and More Stories About Mischief (2006) Title story plus "T Is for Terrible," "Cannonball" and "Goggles." Careful adaptations of children's classics; $14.95. (Scholastic Video Collection).
The Pebble and the Penguin Family Fun Edition (1995) Don Bluth animated feature. Voices of Martin Short, Tim Curry, Jim Belushi, Hamilton Camp. Two-disc set. Extras: Interactive games. (MGM).
Princesas (2005 -- Spain) Candela Pena, Micaela Nevarez. Sobering tale of two young prostitutes in Madrid who like to pretend they are princesses to offer themselves a glimpse of hope, even though they work in an industry where they are objectified and abused by men. (IFC Films/Genius Products).
Pumpkinhead Ashes to Ashes (2006) Doug Bradley, Lance Henriksen, Lynne Verrall, Douglas Roberts. Third installment in the horrifying Pumpkinhead franchise. (Sony).
Pursuit of Happyness, The (2007) Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith. Extras: "Father and Son: Onscreen and Off," "The Man Behind the Movie: A Conversation with Chris Gardner," "Making Pursuit: An Italian Take on the American Dream," "Inside the Rubik's Cube," commentary by director Gabriele Muccino, "I Can" song (audio only). Available on Blu-ray. (Sony).
Redd Foxx and Groucho Marx Double bill of old school style stand-up comedy, performed live in front of a studio audience; $14.98. (MPI Home Video).
Roman (2006) Kristen Bell, Lucky McKee, Nectar Rose, James Duval. When an encounter with the beauty next door goes horribly wrong, a moment of desperation triggers a chilling turn of events for a reclusive social misfit. Extras: Cast interviews, deleted scenes, outtakes. (Echo Bridge Home Entertainment).
7th Heaven: The Complete Fourth Season (1999-2000) Six-disc set with 22 episodes, $54.99. (Paramount).
The Shield Season Five Four-disc set with 11 episodes, $59.98. Extras: "Delivering the Baby" featurette, "The Shield Panel" Q&A session at the Museum of TV & Radio, "I.A.D." featurette, Scott Brazil tribute, Season Six prequel, deleted scenes. (Fox).
The Shirley Temple Collection Volume 5 Three-disc set with "The Little Princess" (1939), "The Blue Bird" (1940) and "Stand Up and Cheer" (1934); $29.98. (Fox).
Tempest (1982) Dir.: Paul Mazursky; John Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands, Susan Sarandon, Molly Ringwald, Raul Julia, Vittorio Gassman. (Sony).
Tokko Volume 1 (2005) First five episodes of the anime series about a world of relentless mayhem populated by flesh-eating zombies and the determined cops eager to bring them to justice; $24.98. (Anchor Bay).
Touched by an Angel: The Fourth Season, Volume 1 (1997) Four-disc set with 13 episodes, $42.99. (Paramount).
Turistas (2006) Josh Duhamel, Melissa George, Olivia Wilde, Desmond Askew, Beau Garrett, Max Brown, Raul Guterres, Andrea Leal. Extras: Unrated version, commentary by director John Stockwell and producer Kent Kubena, alternate ending, deleted scenes, "The Bloody Truth: The Special Effects of Turistas" featurette, "Out of Breath: Underwater Production" featurette, Easter egg. (Fox).
Ultimate Iceman Chuck Liddell Three fights featuring the UFC light heavyweight champion. (First Look Home Entertainment).
Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj (2006) Kal Penn, Glen Barry, Lauren Cohan, Anthony Cozens, Tom Davey, Holly Davidson, William de Coverly, Shobu Kapoor, Dan Percival, Daniel Percival, Ashley Rae, Steven Rathman, Amy Steel, Beth Steel. Extras: Unrated version, "Making of The Rise of Taj" featurette, on-set tour with Kal Penn, deleted and extended scenes, gag reel. (Fox).

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