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Antonia (2007 -- Brazil) Negra Li, Leilah Moreno, Quelynah. Hip-hop drama takes a look at the gritty realties of everyday urban life in Brazil, along with a celebration of the culture's pulsating energy and spirit. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette, music video. (Echo Bridge Home Entertainment).


Arctic Tale (2007) Documentary follows a walrus and polar bear on their journey from birth to adolescence to maturity and parenthood in the frozen Arctic wilderness, which was once a perpetual winter wonderland of snow and ice but is now melting underneath the animals. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette, "Are We There Yet? World Adventure: Polar Bear Spotting" featurette. Also available in HD DVD. (Paramount).
Battlestar Galactica: Razor Unrated Extended Edition (2007) Extended version of the two-hour Nov. 24 Sci Fi Channel broadcast; $26.98. Extras: Deleted scenes, "The Look of Battlestar Galactica," "My Favorite Episode So Far" featurette in which cast members explain which episode is their favorite, commentary by the series' creators, fourth season sneak peek. (Universal).
The Best of Crank Yankers: Uncensored Features some 50 crank calls by top stars and performers, $19.99. (Comedy Central/Paramount).
The Bob Hope Collection Seven-disc set, $39.98. Available for the first time on DVD: "Alias Jessie James," "Boy Did I Get A Wrong Number!" and "The Facts of Life" plus "They Got Me Covered," "I'll Take Sweden," "The Princess and the Pirate" and "The Road to Hong Kong." (MGM).
Dante's Cove Guilty Pleasure Collection Five-disc set with the first two seasons and the never-before-seen pilot, $49.92. (Genius Products/Liberation Entertainment/Here!).
Diagnosis Murder: The Third Season (1995-96) Five-disc set with 18 episodes, $54.99. (Paramount).
Drama/Mex (2006 -- Mexico) Fernando Becerril, Juan Pablo Castaneda, Diana Garcia, Martha Claudia Moreno, Miriana Moro, Emilio Valdes. Two interlaced stories unfold over the course of the same long, hot day in the once lush and now decadent resort town of Acapulco. The first involves the beautiful and cool Fernanda, who is forced to deal with the sudden emergence of her ex-lover, Chino. Her boyfriend, Gonzalo, must now compete with the intense sexual tension Fernanda and Chino share. The second story concerns Jamie, an office worker with hidden indiscretions, attempting suicide in a beachfront hotel -- until a precocious and equally dishonest teenage girl disrupts his plan. (Genius Products).
Exiled (2006 - Hong Kong) Anthony Wong, Francis Ng, Simon Yam, Nick Cheung, Richie Ren, Roy Cheung, Josie Ho. Hong Kong gangster movie about four hit men who meet up while awaiting the arrival of a gang member about to turn over a new leaf just before Macau is turned over to the Chinese in 1998: two men are there to kill him, two men to save his life. Extras: "The Making of Exiled," behind-the-scenes featurette. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
Erik the Viking: Director's Son's Cut (2005) Dir.: Terry Jones; Tim Robbins, Mickey Rooney, Eartha Kitt, Terry Jones, John Cleese. New and never-before-seen version has been edited and re-cut to 75 minutes by Jones' son with re-ordered scenes, a tighter pace and a remixed and re-dubbed soundtrack. Extras: Commentary by director Terry Jones, "Behind the Director's Son's Cut," 1989 making-of featurette, "Giant Visions in the Sky From the Gods of Valhalla" (photo gallery). (MGM).
Ford at Fox Collection of 24 John Ford films from his 32 years at the studio (1920-1952). Included in the set are "Just Pals" (1920), "The Iron Horse" (1924), "3 Bad Men" (1926), "Four Sons" (1928), "Hangman's House" (1928), "Born Reckless" (1930), "Up the River" (1930), "Seas Beneath" (1931), "Doctor Bull" (1933), "Pilgrimage" (1933), "Judge Priest" (1934), "The World Moves On" (1934), "Steamboat Round the Bend" (1935), "The Prisoner of Shark Island" (1936), "Wee Willie Winkie" (1937), "Four Men and a Prayer" (1938), "Drums Along the Mohawk" (1939), "Young Mr. Lincoln" (1939), "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940), "Tobacco Road" (1941), "How Green Was My Valley" (1941), "My Darling Clementine" (1946), "When Willie Comes Marching Home" (1950), "What Price Glory" (1952), and the new documentary "Becoming John Ford" by Academy Award nominated documentary maker and Ford historian Nick Redman. The beautifully packaged collection also includes an exclusive hard-cover book which features rare, unpublished photographs from Ford's career, lobby card reproductions, production stills and an in-depth look at this maverick's work. The premiere "Ford at Fox" collection will be available for a suggested retail price of $299.98. Three mini-collections will also be available including "The Essential John Ford," "John Ford's American Comedies" and "John Ford's Silent Epics," all for a suggested retail price of $49.98. Single discs of selected films from the collection will be available for $19.98. (Fox).
Grafters: The Complete Second Season Two-disc set of the Brisitsh drama series about two brothers in the building trade, $29.98. (Koch Vision).
Grayson Arms (2005) Judd Nelson, Jennifer Carpenter, Stacey Dash, Michael Learned. The tenants of an apartment building come to mysterious deaths when the building is bought by a new owner. (MTI Home Video).
The Hottest State (2006) Mark Webber, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Laura Linney, Michelle Williams, Sonia Braga, Ethan Hawke. A young actor from Texas tries to make it in New York while struggling in his relationship with a beautiful singer-songwriter. Directed by Hawke. Extras: Commentary by Ethan Hawke, deleted scenes, an original short film. (ThinkFilm).
Ingmar Bergman: Four Masterworks Boxed set with four of the director's masterpieces: "Smiles of a Summer Night," "The Seventh Seal," "Wild Strawberries" and "The Virgin Spring": $99.95. (The Criterion Collection).
Jack Ketchum's The Girl Next Door (2007) Blythe Auffarth, Daniel Manche, Blanche Baker, Graham Patrick Martin, Benjamin Ross Kaplan, Austin Williams. Based on the Jack Ketchum novel. Follows the torture and abuses committed on a teenage girl in the care of her aunt ... and the boys who witness and fail to report the crime. Extras: Commentary by director Gregory Wilson, producer Andrew van den Houten and cinematographer/co-producer William M. Miller; commentary by Novelist Jack Ketchum and screenwriters Daniel Farrands and Philip Nutman; interviews with cast and crew, "The making of The Girl Next Door" documentary; screenplay (DVD-Rom) (Anchor Bay).
Killer Snakes (1975 - Hong Kong) Kwok-Leung Gan. A young man who has been beaten, abused, humiliated and laughed at all his life finds that he has an unusual empathy with snakes, which he uses to get even with the world around him. (Image Entertainment).
The Last Man on Earth (1964) Vincent Price. Timed to the theatrical release of the latest version of Richard Matheson's classic novel, "I Am Legend," starring Will Smith. (MGM).
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Fourth Year Five-disc set with 25 episodes, $59.98. (Universal).
Live-in Maid (2004 -- Argentina) Norma Aleandro, Norma Argentina. Reversal of fortune is the theme in this acclaimed comedy-drama, starring Argentina's first lady of stage and screen, Norma Aleandro, and impressive newcomer, Norma Argentina. Writer-director Jorge Gaggero's debut feature film is a poignant look at how economics and class conflict affect the lives of two women; one a pampered upper-middle-class Buenos Aires divorcee and her housekeeper and servant. Extras: (Koch Lorber).
Loves Unending Legacy (2007 -- TV) Erin Cottrell, Dale Midkiff, Victor Browne, Samantha Smith, Holliston Coleman, Brett Coker. Fifth installment of Janette Oke's best-selling books that use the Western frontier as the backdrop for uplifting and wholesome dramas that chronicle the LaHaye family's search for love and discovery. Hallmark Channel telefilm. (Fox).
The Nanny Diaries (2007) Scarlett Johansson, Laura Linney, Paul Giamatti, Donna Murphy, Alicia Keys, Chris Evans Extras: Bloopers, "Life at the Top as Seen From the Bottom: The Making of the Nanny Diaries," "Confessions From the Original Nannies" by the authors of the bestselling book. (Weinstein Co./Genius Products).
New Street Law: The Complete First Season Three-disc set with eight episodes of the British barristers series starring John Hannah, $39.98. (Koch Vision).
New York, New York 30th Anniversary Edition (1977) Dir.: Martin Scorsese; Liza Minnelli, Robert De Niro, Lionel Stander, Barry Primus, Mary Kay Place. Two-disc set. New Dolby Surround 5.1 audio. Extras: Introduction by Scorsese; commentary by Scorsese and film critic Carrie Rickey; alternate takes/deleted scenes; photo gallery; "The New York, New York Stories Parts One and Two featurette; Liza on "New York, New York"; commentary on selected scenes by Lazlo Kovacs, ASC. (MGM).
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) Dir.: Gore Verbinski; Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Stellan Skarsgard, Jack Davenport, Kevin R. McNally, Lee Arenberg, Mackenzie Crook, Andy Beckwith, Reggie Lee, Chow Yun-Fat. Single-disc, two-disc Special Edition and double disc Blu-ray Disc versions. Extras: Bloopers; documentary on the history of piracy and the pirate code; look at the relationship between Keith Richards and Johnny Depp; documentaries on the film's design teams; featurettes profiling the special effects used to create multiple Captain Jacks, composer Hans Zimmer, Chow Yun Fat, and the legendary Pirate Lords and their costume designs, origins and personalities. The Blu-ray edition also will contain an interactive exploration of the "Maelstrom" battle sequence between the Black Pearl and the Flying Dutchman, with its groundbreaking blend of live-action footage and computer-aided special effects. The BD-Java feature lets viewers explore the Palmdale, Calif., hangar that housed the ships and sets, with in-feature pop-ups and icons that reveal multimedia content about how the storm was created, from set construction to special effects. Viewers can either explore the set on their own or take an hour-long "tour" hosted by film producer Jerry Bruckheimer. (Disney).
Rocky: The Complete Saga "Rocky," "Rocky II," "Rocky III," "Rocky IV," "Rocky V" and "Rocky Balboa," $59.98. (MGM).
Saturday Night Live: The Complete Second Season Eight-disc set with all 23 episodes from SNL's second season (1976-77); $69.98. Extras: "Saturday Night Live Mardi Gras Special," performer screen test for Andy Kaufman, audio files for dress rehearsals, collector's scrapbook. (Universal).
7th Heaven: The Fifth Season (2000-01) Six-disc set with 22 episodes, $54.99. (Paramount).
Superbad (2007) Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Bill Hader, Seth Rogen, Martha MacIsaac, Emma Stone, Aviva, Joe Lo Truglio, Kevin Corrigan. Single-disc rated and unrated versions, two-disc special edition. Special Edition Extras: Commentaries by Judd Apatow, Seth Rogren, Greg Mottola, Evan Goldberg, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera and Christopher Mintz-Plasse; deleted and extended scenes; gag reel; Line-O-Rama running tally of obscenities; "Cop Car Confessions" ride along with Clark County’s finest; ""Making-of Superbad"; original table read 2002: Seth Rogen reads for the part of "Seth"; "Dancing Title" sequence; "Vag-tastic Voyage"; cast audition footage; press junket meltdown; music of "Superbad"; "Everybody Hates Michael Cera": The Unfortunate True Story"; on-set diaries; "Snakes on Jonah" featurette; Michael's voicemails from Jonah; "TV Safe": watch Jonah Hill try to record alternate "safe" lines appropriate for television. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).
Tom and Jerry Tales Volume 3 Includes 15 cartoons from Season One of the Kids' WB series, $14.97. (Warner).
Touched By an Angel: The Fourth Season, Volume 2 (1998) Four-disc set with 13 episodes, $42.99. (Paramount).
24 Season Six Seven-disc set with 24 episodes, $59.98. Extras: Cast/crew episode commentaries; seventh disc includes exclusive Season Seven preview, deleted scenes, more than 20 behind-the-scenes webcast diaries, "Day Six Debrief" mobisodes, several on-the-set featurettes, more. (Fox).
The Wire: The Complete Fourth Season Four-disc set with 13 episodes, $59.99. Extras: "It's All Connected: The Wire" two-part documentary, commentary on select episodes. (HBO Video).

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December 11

Beverly Hills 90210: The Third Season (1992-93) Eight-disc set with 30 episodes, $61.99. (Paramount).
Big Love: The Complete Second Season Four-disc set with 12 episodes, $59.99. Extras: Three backstory prequels. (HBO Video).
Bikini Bloodbath (2006) Debbie Rochon, Thomas Edward Seymour, Russ Russo, Leah Ford, Rob Cosgrove. A maniacal chef goes on a killing spree, attacking seven gorgeous bikini-clad high school girls at a slumber party. (MVD Exclusive).
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Joan Allen, David Strathairn, Paddy Considine, Edgar Ramirez, Trevor St. John. Extras: Deleted scenes, "Man on the Move" Jason Bourne" five-part making-of documentary, "New York Chase," "Planning the Punches," "Rooftop Pursuit," "Driving School," commentary by director Paul Green grass and Damon. Also available on HD DVD combo disc. (Universal).
Dave Attell: Captain Miserable (2007) Comedian's one-man show taped live at the historic Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C. Extras: Never-before-seen footage, "Dave Visits Iraq," "Dave's Booze Cruise," "Dave Pollutes a Music Festival." (HBO Video).
December Boys (2007) Daniel Radcliffe. Four Australian orphans travel to a beach resort, where they compete for adopted parents and love. Extras: Additional scenes. (Warner).
Dirt: The Complete First Season Four-disc set with 13 episodes, $59.99. Extras: "Celebrity Couple Gets Dirty" behind-the-scenes featurette; "Through a Lens, Darkly" profile on Dirt's resident photographer/schizophrenic; "Tabloid Wars: Totally True Stories from the Celebrity Trenches" featurette; deleted scenes. (Buena Vista).
Everything's Cool (2007) "Toxic comedy" documentary on global warming. Extras: Directors' commentary, DVD-ROM Link to a "Doctored" Congressional Report, photo gallery, deleted scenes and environmental "Activist" extras. (City Lights Entertainment).
Flight 29 Down: Volume Three Four episodes of the TV series about a group of high school students who find themselves marooned on a deserted island; $14.98. Extras: "Flight 29 Down" theme sung by the cast, home movies, "Just Like Family" featurette. (Genius Products/Discovery Kids).
48 Angels (2006) Shane Brolly, John Travers, Ciaran Flynn. A 9-year-old boy diagnosed with a serious illness goes in search of a miracle, to find God before God comes for him. Inspired by Saint Columcille, he sets out in a small boat without oars or sail, and embarks on a journey that results in the healing of hearts and minds. (MTI Home Video).
Frasier: The Tenth Season (2002-03) Four-disc set with 24 episodes, $42.99. (Paramount).
Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C.: The Third Season (1966-67) Five-disc set with 29 episodes, $42,99. (Paramount).
Hack! (2005) Sean Kanan, Juliet Landau, Danica McKellar, William Forsythe, Kane Hodder, Burt Young. Extras: A pair of filmmakers travel to an isolated island to make a slasher film and encounter a group of college kids whose ranks mysteriously begin to thin out. (Allumination FilmWorks).
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Imelda Staunton, George Harris, Helena Bonham Carter, Natalia Tena, Kathryn Hunter, Evanna Lynch, Gary Oldman, Harry Melling, Richard Griffiths, Fiona Shaw, Sian Thomas, Jason Boyd, Richard Macklin, Charles Hughes, Susie Shinner, Auror Dawlish, Nick Shim, Ralph Fiennes, Apple Brook, James Walters, James Utechin, Alec Hopkins, Jason Piper. Available as single-disc and a two-disc Special Edition, as well as on Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD. Extras: Additional scenes; A&E documentary about the Harry Potter saga; "Trailing Tonks" featurette; several "making of" featurettes; "Fun and Games" with director David Yates and editor Mark Day, who show viewers what a difference a good edit makes and allows viewers to edit a scene; much more. (Warner).
Harry Potter Limited Edition Giftset Twelve-disc giftset with two-disc editions of all five Harry Potter films: "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets," "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" and "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix." Extras: Two bonus discs: The first contains "Hogwarts Challenge," a unique interactive DVD gaming experience with 14 adventure games based on Harry Potter films 1-3, with clips from films 4-5. The second bonus disc includes more than three hours of all-new to DVD extra content from all five films. Also included with the limited edition giftset are collectible premiums created especially for this promotion -- the Harry Potter Bookmark Collection, with five unique souvenir metal bookmarks, and four different packs of Harry Potter trading cards. In HD DVD and Blu-ray giftsets for $149.99; $119.97 for the standard definition set. (Warner).
High School Musical 2: Extended Edition (2007) Special bonus musical scene seamlessly integrated into the film in which audiences can finally see the musical number Troy and Sharpay rehearse in the film but never perform. Extras: "Sing Along With High School Musical 2 " onscreen lyrics, "High School Musical Karaoke," "Rehearsal Cam" opportunity to watch the rehearsal footage in sync with the movie, bloopers, music videos. Available on Blu-ray Disc. (Disney).
Interview (2005) Dir.: Steve Buscemi; Sienna Miller, Steve Buscemi. After falling out with his editor, a fading political journalist (Buscemi) is forced to interview America's most popular soap actress (Miller). Extras: Commentary by Buscemi, making-of featurette, "Based on a Film by Theo Van Gogh" featurette. (Sony).
The Jason Bourne Collection Four-disc set with all three Bourne films plus tons of extras, in "safe deposit box" packaging with a Jason Bourne passport; $49.98. (Universal).
Lost: The Complete Third Season: The Unexplored Experience Seven-disc set with 23 episodes, $59.99. Extras: "The World of the Others" featurette, "Lost Flashbacks," "Lost in One Day" behind-the scene look at 24 hours in the life of the series, "Lost on Location," "The Lost Book Club" hints to the significance of the show's literary references, deleted scenes, bloopers, commentaries. (Disney).
Mario's Story (2007) In 1998 Mario Rocha, a young Latino from East L.A., was convicted of murder on the basis of questionable identification and evidence. Though only 16, he was given an adult's sentence: life imprisonment. Awaiting trial, he joined the Inside Out Writing Program and today his writings are read in prisons throughout the country. This inspiring film documents this extraordinary young man's victory against despair, though defeated by a flawed justice system. (Westlake Entertainment).
Masters of Horror: The V Word (2007) Director Ernest Dickerson's contribution to Showtime's "Master of Horror" series: Two geeky best friends Kerry (Arjay Smith) and Justin (Branden Nadon), who've only experienced carnage via their video games, break into a local mortuary and unleash a ferocious ghoul (Michael Ironsides) who's hungry to share a few depraved urges of his own. Extras: Commentary by Dickerson and writer/co-executive producer Mick Garris, "Feeding Frenzy: The Making of The V Word," "Bite Me: Tearing Up the FX Shot! " photo gallery, script (DVD-ROM). (Anchor Bay).
A Perfect Day (2006 -- TV) Rob Lowe, Paget Brewster, Christopher Lloyd. A family man and suddenly-successful author encounters a mystic stranger who warns him he has only 40 more days to live. Based on a novel by Richard Paul Evans. (Sony).
The Rocket (2005) Roy Dupuis. Extraordinary story of Maurice "The Rocket" Richard, Quebec's most famous hockey player, who transfixed fans during the 1950s pre-helmet days of the game. Extras: "A Tribute to Maurice Richard, The Rocket," deleted scenes. In French with English subtitles and dub track. (Palm Pictures).
Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) Gilmer McCormick, Toni Nero, Robert Brian Wilson. Extras: Interview with Director Charles E. Sellier Jr. (Anchor Bay).
Two-Lane Blacktop (1971) Dir.: Monte Hellman; James Taylor, Warren Oates, Laurie Bird, Dennis Wilson. Director-approved special edition double-disc set features new, restored high-definition digital transfer supervised and approved by Hellman; Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack. Extras: Two audio commentaries; one by Hellman and filmmaker Allison Anders, and one by screenwriter Rudy Wurlitzer and author David Meyer; interviews with Hellman, musician Kris Kristofferson, producer Michael Laughlin, and production manager Walter Coblenz; rare, never-before-seen screen-test outtakes; "Performance and Image": a look at the restoration of a '55 Chevy from the movie; "Color Me Gone" photos and publicity; plus Rudy Wurlitzer's screenplay, reprinted specially for this release; new essays by Kent Jones, appreciations by Richard Linklater and Tom Waits; and a reprint of the 1970 Rolling Stone article "On Route 66, Filming Two-Lane Blacktop." (The Criterion Collection).
Undead or Alive (2007) Chris Kattan, James Denton, Navi Rawat. A soldier on the run from the Union Army and a cowboy with a broken heart rob the corrupt sheriff of an old West town, only to find themselves chased by the sheriff's army of zombies; only Geronimo's smart and beautiful niece Sue can save them. Extras: Commentary by Kattan, Denton, Rawat and director Glasgow Phillips; two "making-of" featurettes: "From South Park to the Wild, Wild West," "Geronimonsters! The Zombies That Walked the West." (Image Entertainment).
Walt Disney Treasures Wave VII Three new two-disc volumes from the Disney archives. Each volume, with material all new to DVD, is hosted by film historian Leonard Maltin; each is individually numbered, with an authenticity certificate, and each includes an exclusive lithograph, in collectible packaging. "The Adventures of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit," 1926-28 shorts; "Chronological Donald, Volume 3," 31 solo shorts from 1947 through 1950; and "Disneyland: Secrets, Stories and Magic." (Disney).

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December 18

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Volume 2 (1992-93, 1996) Nine-disc set, $117.99. Extras: "Historical lecture: War and Revolution," interactive game, interactive timeline. (Paramount).
A to Z of MotoGP (2007) Definitive guide to the world's fastest and most prestigious motorcycle racing championship; $24.99. (SRO Sports ).
Balls of Fury (2007) Dan Fogler, Christopher Walken, George Lopez, Maggie Q, James Hong, Terry Crews, Robert Patrick. Extras: Deleted scenes, alternate ending, "Balls Out: The Making of Balls of Fury," "Under the Balls: The Life of a Ball Wrangler" "mockumentary." (Universal).
Blade Runner: The Final Cut (1982) Dir.: Ridley Scott; Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, M. Emmet Walsh, Daryl Hannah, William Sanderson, Brion James, Joe Turkel, Joanna Cassidy, James Hong, Morgan Paull. Director Scott's new version of the film, restored and remastered from original elements, containing never-before-seen and extended scenes. Three DVD editions will be available: a Two-Disc Special Edition ($20.97), a Four-Disc Collector's Edition ($34.99) and a Five-Disc Ultimate Collector's Edition ($78.92) in collectible "Deckard Briefcase" packaging. Simultaneous HD DVD and Blu-ray versions of the five-disc set, in both digi-pak and "Deckard Briefcase" (in numbered, limited quantities) will also be released. (Warner).
Blade Runner: The Final Cut Special Edition (Two discs) Disc 1: Ridley Scott's all-new "final cut" version of the film. Restored and remastered with added and extended scenes, added lines, new and cleaner special effects and all new 5.1 Dolby Digital audio. Also includes: Commentary by Ridley Scott; commentary by executive producer/ co-screenwriter Hampton Fancher and co-screenwriter David Peoples, producer Michael Deely and production executive Katherine Haber; commentaries by visual futurist Syd Mead, production designer Lawrence G. Paull, art director David L. Snyder and special photographic effects supervisors Douglas Trumbull, Richard Yuricich and David Dryer. Disc 2: "Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner": A feature-length authoritative documentary revealing all the elements that shaped this hugely influential cinema landmark. Cast, crew, critics and colleagues give a behind-the-scenes, in-depth look at the film -- from its literary roots and inception through casting, production, visuals and special effects to its controversial legacy and place in Hollywood history.
Blade Runner: Collector's Edition (Four discs) The Four-Disc Collector's Edition includes everything from the Two-Disc Special Edition plus three additional versions of the film, as well as an "Enhancement Archive" bonus disc of enhanced content that includes 90 minutes of deleted footage and rare or never-before-seen items in featurettes and galleries that cover the film's amazing history, production teams, special effects, impact on society, promotional trailers, TV spots, and much more. Disc 3: 1982 Theatrical Version: This is the first theatrical version of the film. It contains Deckard/Harrison Ford's character narration and has Deckard and Rachel's (Sean Young) "happy ending" escape scene. 1982 International Version: Also used on U.S. home video, laserdisc and cable releases up to 1992. This version is not rated, and contains some extended action scenes in contrast to the Theatrical Version. 1992 Director's Cut: The Director's Cut omits Deckard's voiceover narration and removes the "happy ending" finale. It adds the famously-controversial "unicorn" sequence, a vision that Deckard has which suggests that he, too, may be a replicant. Disc 4: Bonus Disc: "Enhancement Archive": Featurettes: "The Electric Dreamer: Remembering Philip K. Dick," "Sacrificial Sheep: The Novel vs. The Film," :Signs of the Times: Graphic Design," "Fashion Forward: Wardrobe & Styling," "The Light That Burns: Remembering Jordan Cronenweth," "Promoting Dystopia: Rendering the Poster Art," "Deck-a-Rep: The True Nature of Rick Deckard," "Nexus Generation: Fans & Filmmakers"; "Philip K. Dick: The Blade Runner Interviews" audio; "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Cover Gallery" images; "The Art of Blade Runner" image galleries; screen tests: Rachel & Pris; unit photography gallery; deleted and alternate scenes; 1982 promotional featurettes; trailers and TV spots; marketing and merchandise gallery images.
Blade Runner: Ultimate Collector's Edition (Five discs) The Five-Disc Ultimate Collector's Edition includes everything in the Four-Disc Edition, plus the ultra-rare, near-legendary Workprint version of the film, newly remastered. The Ultimate Collector's Edition will be presented in a unique five-disc digi-package with handle which is a stylish version of Rick Deckard's own briefcase. Each briefcase will be individually numbered and in limited supply. Included is a lenticular motion film clip from the original feature, miniature origami unicorn figurine, miniature replica spinner car, collector's photographs as well as a signed personal letter from Scott. Disc 5: Workprint Version: This rare version of the film is considered by some to be the most radically different of all the "Blade Runner" cuts. It includes an altered opening scene, no Deckard narration until the final scenes, no "unicorn" sequence, no Deckard/Rachel "happy ending," altered lines between Batty (Rutger Hauer) and his creator Tyrell (Joe Turkell), alternate music and much more. Also includes: Commentary by Paul M. Sammon, author of "Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner" and a featurette, "All Our Variant Futures: From Workprint to Final Cut."
Braveheart Special Collector's Edition (1995) Mel Gibson, Patrick McGoohan, Catherine McCormack. Two-disc set. Extras: "A Writer's Journey" featurette, "Alba gu Grah! The Making of Braveheart," "Tales of William Wallace," cast interviews, photo montage. (Paramount).
Bring It On: In It to Win It (2007) Ashley Benson, Michael Copon, Cassie Scerbo, Jennifer Tisdale, Kierstin Koppel. Third direct-to-video sequel. Extras: Deleted scene, "Lights, Cameras, Bring It!" behind-the-scenes featurette, "East Coast Proper" and "West Coast Flair" dance featurettes, "The Rumble With Tony G." "Cheer Off! Learn How to Cheer With Tony G." (Universal).
Carmen Electra's Aerobic Striptease: In the Bedroom Carmen's back with another version of her total body fitness routines; $19.99. (Paramount).
Carmen Electra's Aerobic Striptease: Vegas Strip Carmen's back with another version of her total body fitness routines; $19.99. (Paramount).
Cinderella II: Dreams Come True (2002) Direct-to-video sequel with three tales and a game, $29.99. (Disney).
Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron (2003) Shannon Elizabeth, Brian Dennehy, Christian Kane. TV drama about the Enron scandal. (Echo Bridge Home Entertainment).
Deep Water (2005) Documentary narrated by Tilda Swinton. The film details the true story of Donald Crowhurst, an amateur sailor who enters the most brutal nautical challenge ever -- the very first solo, non-stop, round-the-world sailboat race. After risking his finances and finding an investor, Crowhurst choose his boat, enlists nine extremely skilled sailors and begins preparing for his voyage, a process that was riddled with obstacles and omens. Setting sail on the last eligible day, Crowhurst began a treacherous journey that would leave six of the nine men dead, and his own life, sanity, and victory hanging in the balance. Documentary filmmakers Louise Osmond and Jerry Rothwell use Crowhurst's recently re-discovered original 16mm films and tape recordings -- as well as numerous interviews with his wife Clare, son Simon and his competitor Robin Knox-Johnson -- to reconstruct the extraordinary journey. (Genius Products).
The Evil Dead Ultimate Edition Commemorates the film's 25th anniversary. Over the years, Anchor Bay Entertainment has released numerous special editions of "The Evil Dead," each one more dynamic and diabolical than the one that preceded it, in an effort to continually satiate and satisfy the ravenous hunger of the film's worldwide legion of fans. This three-disc set includes: Disc One: Widescreen version, "One by One We Will Take You: The Untold Saga of The Evil Dead" featurette, commentary by director Sam Raimi and producer Robert Tapert ; Disc Two: Full-frame version, "The Evil Dead: Treasures From the Cutting Room Floor" featurette, commentary by actor Bruce Campbell; Disc Three Special Features: "Life After Death: The Ladies of the Evil Dead": At home, on the road and behind-the-scenes with Ellen Sandweiss, Betsy Baker and Theresa Tilly, "The Ladies of the Evil Dead Meet Bruce Campbell: Ellen, Betsy & Theresa join Bruce for an informal yakfest, "Unconventional":Cast and crew reunite to discuss horror conventions and beyond, "At the Drive-In": No-holds-barred Q&A with a drive-in audience of hardcore fans, "Reunion Panel": The once-in-a-lifetime panel at Chicago's Flashback Weekend Horror Convention, "Discovering the Evil Dead": A look at the British home video release of "The Evil Dead" and it's place in the "Video Nasties" debate, make-up test, trailer, TV spots, still gallery. $34.97. (Anchor Bay Entertainment).
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Second Gig: Individual 11 Single disc, $29.97. (Manga Video).
Halloween (2007) Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Daeg Faerch, Tyler Mane, Sheri Moon Zombie, Pat Skipper, Dee Wallace Stone, William Forsythe, Ken Foree, Lew Temple, Danny Trejo, Hanna Hall, Danielle Harris, Adrienne Barbeau, Clint Howard, Two-disc unrated director's cut. Extras: Deleted scenes, Alternate Ending, bloopers, commentary by director Rob Zombie, "The Many Masks of Michael Myers," "Re-Imagining Halloween," "Meet the Cast," casting sessions, Scout Taylor-Compton screen test (Laurie Strode). (Weinstein Co./Genius Products).
Hatchet (2007) Joel Moore, Tamara Feldman, Deon Richmond, Mercedes McNab, Kane Hodder. Backwoods slasher film about a deformed boy, accidentally killed, who returns from the grave to wreak revenge. In rated and unrated versions. Extras: Commentary by writer-director Adam Green, cinematographer Will Barratt and actors Tamara Feldman, Joel David Moore and Deon Richmond; "The Making of Hatchet," "Meeting Victor Crowley": in-depth look at the creation of a new horror icon; "Guts & Gore" makeup and prosthetic effects featurette; more. (Anchor Bay).
Illegal Tender (2007) Rick Gonzalez, Wanda De Jesus, Dania Ramirez, Tego Calderon, Manny Perez, Gary Perez. Extras: Deleted scenes, "The Making of Illegal Tender," "Dame Dame" music video. (Universal).
The Last Legion (2007) Colin Firth, Ben Kingsley, Aishwarya Rai, Thomas Sangster, Rupert Friend, Peter Mullan, Rory James, Lee Ingleby, Owen Teale, Ferdinand Kingsley Extras: Deleted scenes, commentary by director Doug Lefler, fight scene choreography featurette, "Making The Last Legion" featurette, "From The Director's Sketchbook: A Storyboard-to-Film Comparison." (Genius Products/Weinstein Company).
MLS Cup 2007: The Championship Match (2007) Full-game broadcasts of the soccer championship match between the Houston Dynamo and the Houston Dynasty; $19.95. (A&E Home Video).
The Mod Squad: Season 1, Volume 1 (1968-69) Four-disc set with 13 episodes, $42.99. Extras: "Forming the Squad" featurette, "The Guest Stars of The Mod Squad," "Inside The Teeth of the Barracuda" (Episode 1). (Paramount).
National Treasure Collecter's Edition (2004) Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Sean Bean, Jon Voight, Harvey Keitel, Christopher Plummer. Two-disc special edition timed for the theatrical release of the sequel. Extras: Four new featurettes, sneak peek at "National Treasure: Book of Secrets." (Disney).
Once (2007) Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova, Bill Hodnett, Danuse Ktrestova. Extras: Commentary by director John Carney and actor-musician Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova; free music download of "Falling Slowly" from the soundtrack; "Making a Modern Day Musical" featurette, "More Guy, More Girl" featurette; webisodes. (Fox).
One Tree Hill: The Complete Fourth Season Six-disc set with 21 episodes, $59.98. Extras: Commentary on select episodes; unaired scenes; gag reel; "One Tree Hill in Your Town" behind-the-scenes look at taking the show on the road to the town of one lucky fan to film "It Gets the Worst at Night" with cast, crew and the lucky fans; "Tree Hill's Charity Basketball Game Highlights"; "Tree Hill High Time Capsule." (Warner).
Rawhide: Season 2, Volume 2 (1960) Four-disc set with 16 episodes, $42.99. (Paramount).
Simpsons Movie, The (2007) Voices: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer, Pamela Hayden, Tress MacNeille, Albert Brooks, rock band Green Day, Tom Hanks. Extras: Commentary by James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, Mike Scully, David Silverman, Dan Castellaneta, and Yeardley Smith; commentary by David Silverman, Mike B. Anderson, Steven Dean Moore and Rich Moore; deleted scenes; Homer's monologue on "The Tonight Show"; The Simpsons judge "American Idol"; Homer Introduces "American Idol"; "Let's All Go to the Lobby"; Alternate character designs by the directors and Matt Groening. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Fox).
Stardust (2007) Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Sienna Miller, Ricky Gervais, Jason Flemyng, Peter O'Toole, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Ian McKellen (narrator). Extras: "Good Omens: The Making of Stardust," deleted scenes, blooper reel, additional scenes. Also available on HD DVD. (Paramount)
2007 FIA Formula One World Championship Review (2007) All the action from every race in the 2007 Formula One season, featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and amazing on-board camera shots; $29.99. (SRO Sports).
Underdog (2007) Jim Belushi, Peter Dinklage, John Slattery, Patrick Warburton, Brad Garrett, voices of Amy Adams and Jason Lee. Extras: Bloopers, deleted scenes, original episodes from the classic television series. (Disney).

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December 23

American Pie Presents: Beta House (2007) John White, Steve Talley, Jake Siegel, Jordan Prentice, Christopher McDonald, Eugene Levy. Another direct-to-video edition of the "American Pie" series, this time taking place in college. Extras: Deleted scenes and bloopers, behind-the-scenes interviews and featurettes. (Universal).
Eastern Promises (2007) Dir,: David Cronenberg; Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, Vincent Cassel, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Sinead Cusack, Donald Sumpter, Jerzy Skolimowski. Extras: "Secrets and Stories" behind-the-scenes featurette, "Marked for Life" tattoo featurette.(Universal).
The Kingdom (2007) Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Chris Cooper, Jeremy Piven, Jason Bateman, Francis Fisher, Minka Kelly, Tom Bresnahan. Extras: Deleted Scenes, "Character by Character: The Apartment Shootout," "Creating the Kingdom" behind-the-scenes featurette, "Constructing the Freeway Sequence" featurette, "History of The Kingdom: An Interactive Timeline" (allows viewers to scroll through decades of history to learn more about key events in this animated timeline that branches off into archival news stories, short featurettes, text based stories, etc.), commentary by director Peter Berg. Also available on HD DVD. (Universal).
Rush Hour 3 (2007) Dir.: Brett Ratner; Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Tom Wilkinson, Elizabeth Pena, Tzi Ma, Julia Hsu.As a single disc and two-disc Platinum edition. Extras: Commentary by Ratner, deleted scenes, outtakes, "Le Rush Hour Trois Production Diary" featurette, more. (New Line).

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December 26

The Brothers Solomon (2007) Will Arnett, Will Forte, Chi McBride, Kristen Wiig, Malin Akerman, Lee Majors. Comedy about two well-meaning but socially-inept brothers on a mission to make good on their dad's dying wish for a grandchild. Extras: Gag commentary by Will Forte, Will Arnett and director Bob Odenkirk; "The Fine Art of Creating Specimen" featurette; "The Making of The Brothers Solomon," deleted scenes, outtakes. (Sony).
The Heatbreak Kid (2007) Dir.: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly; Ben Stiller, Michelle Monaghan, Malin Akerman, Jerry Stiller, Rob Corddry, Carlos Mencia, Scott Wilson, Danny McBride, Stephanie Courtney, Polly Holliday, Roy Jenkins. Extras: Commentary by the Farrelly Brothers, gag reel, deleted scenes, four featurettes: "The Farrelly Bros. in the French Tradition," "Ben & Jerry," "Heartbreak Halloween," "The Egg Toss." Also available on HD DVD. (Paramount).
Jackass 2.5 (2007) Johnny Knoxville and crew return for another foray into stupidity with outrageous stunts; $29.99. Extras: Making-of the video game, Easter egg, hot links to Jackass World, photo gallery. (Paramount).
Maximum Cage Fighting (2007) Jason Field, Chris Torres, Jun Chong and mixed martial arts champion Renzo Gracie. A retired, once-prominent Tae Kwon Do champion is forced to face off against an old nemesis when his daughter is kidnapped. (Echo Bridge Home Entertainment).
Paradise, Texas (2005) Timothy Bottoms, Ben Estus, Meredith Baxter, Sheryl Lee, Polly Bergen. When a middle-aged Hollywood actor and a small-town boy with big dreams are cast together in a local independent film in rural Texas, these seemingly different characters learn they have worlds in common. (Monarch Home Video).
Robin-B-Hood (2006 - Hong Kong) Jackie Chan. Kung-fu action comedy has Chan playing a compulsive gambler who turns to robbery to pay off his debts. The real trouble starts when his buddies try to score a big payout by kidnapping a baby and he's thrust into a world filled with diapers, milk bottles and droning lullabies. Two-disc set. Extras: Deleted scenes, "Crashing the Hood" featurette, "The Hand that Mocks the Cradle" featurette, "Baby Boomer" featurette, "Playtime for Adults: On the Set of Robin-B-Hood," "Robin-B-Hood: An Original Making-Of," commentary by director Benny Chan. (Dragon Dynasty/Weinstein Company/Genius Products).

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All listings are based on information from the home video studios. Some release dates may change and titles may come out after a specified date (with no announcement from the studio). Additionally, some titles may be released with little or no advance announcement. And since all DVDs are priced at sell-through and are available for substantial discounts at both online and brick-and-mortar stores, we only list suggested retail prices for some special editions, box sets and collections.

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