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Catalogs of DVDs released 1999 -- 2006

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April 1

Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007) Jason Lee, Cameron Richardson. Extras: "Chip-Chip-Hooray! Chipmunk History" featurette, "Hitting the Harmony" featurette, "Inside Look at Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!" Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Fox).

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Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipmunk Adventure Special Edition (1987) The Chipmunk's first full-length motion picture. (Paramount).
Alvin and the Chipmunks Go to the Movies: Funny, We Shrunk the Adults (1990) The Chipmunks spoof three of Hollywood's biggest comedies: "Back to Our Future," "Bigger" and "Funny, We Shrunk the Adults." (Paramount).
Animal Planet: Growing up Wildcats (2005) Newborn cubs find their way through the joys, adventures, discoveries and challenges of their first days with the help of some professional caregivers in these four themed episodes form the Animal Planet series: "Growing Up Lion," "Growing Up Tiger," "Growing Up Cheetah" and "Growing Up Black Leopard"; $14.95. (Genius Products).
Becker: The First Season Three-disc set with 22 episodes, $39.99. (Paramount).
The Bette Davis Collection Volume 3 Six-disc set honoring the 100th birthday of Hollywood's first lady of film with "In This Our Life," "The Old Maid," "All This, and Heaven Too," "The Great Lie," "Deception" and "Watch on the Rhine"; $59.92. (Warner).
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  • In This Our Life (1942) Dir.: John Huston; Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Walter Huston. Extras: Commentary by film historian Jeannine Basinger; "Warner Night at the Movies 1942" short subjects gallery: vintage newsreel, patriotic short "March On, America!" musical short "Spanish Fiesta"; classic cartoon "Who's Who in the Zoo."
  • The Old Maid (1939) Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins. Extras: Warner Night at the Movies 1939 short subjects gallery: Vintage newsreel, historical short "Lincoln in the White House," Howard Hill sports short "Sword Fishing"; classic cartoons "The Film Fan" and "Kristopher Kolumbus."
  • All This, and Heaven Too (1940) Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, Barbara O'Neil. Extras: Commentary by "The Women of Warner Bros." author Daniel Bubbeo; Warner Night at the Movies 1940 short subjects gallery: vintage newsreel, patriotic short "Meet the Fleet," classic cartoons "Hollywood Daffy" and "Porky's Last Stand"; audio-only bonus: radio show adaptation with the film's stars.
  • The Great Lie (1941) Mary Astor, Bette Davis, George Brent. Extras: Warner Night at the Movies 1941 Short Subjects Gallery: vintage newsreel, "Broadway Brevities" short "At the Stroke of Twelve," Sports Parade short "Kings of the Turf," Hollywood Novelty short "Polo With the Stars," classic cartoon "Porky's Pooch."
  • Deception (1946) Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains. Extras: Commentary by film historian Foster Hirsch; Warner Night at the Movies 1946 short subjects gallery: vintage newsreel, Sports Parade short "Facing Your Danger," Specials Short "Movieland Magic," classic cartoon "Mouse Menace."
  • Watch on the Rhine (1943) Paul Lukas, Bette Davis, George Colouris. Extras: Career profile "Bette Davis: A Basically Benevolent Volcano"; commentary by film historian Bernard F. Dick; Warner Night at the Movies 1943 short subjects gallery: patriotic short "March On, America!; musical short Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra, classic cartoon "The Wise Quacking Duck."
The Cook (2008) Mark Hengst, Makinna Ridgway, Kit Paquin. A handful of girls stay behind at the Lambda Epsilon Zeta sorority house during a long holiday weekend for three days of partying, sex games and strangely delicious meals prepared by the weird new chef; but as the sisters begin to disappear one-by-one, the remaining coeds begin to suspect that they're scheduled to be next on the menu. Extras: Commentary, behind-the-scenes featurettes. (Anchor Bay).
Country Matters (2005) Four-disc set with eight episodes of the lavish British series starring Ian McKellan, Peter Firth, Joss Ackland and Pauline Collins, set in the English countryside just after WWI; $34.98. (Koch Vision).
The Cutting Edge: Chasing the Dream (2008) Matt Lanter, Francia Raisa , Ben Hollingsworth, Alycia Purrott, Christy Carlson Romano. Second sequel to 1992's ice skating romance.Extras: Deleted scenes, featurettes. (MGM).
Doctor Who: The Time Warrior (2005) Digitally remastered Dr, Who classics "The Time Warrior," "Timelash" and "Planet of Evil," $24.98. (Warner).
Fear House (2008) Aleece Jones, Matthew Stiller, Meredith Barnett, Olivia Price. Friends of a missing best-selling author discover she is living like a frightened animal in an old dilapidated house as she struggles to finish her next novel -- but when they attempt to get her out, they learn that anyone who tries to leave the house is killed by their innermost fear. (LifeSize Entertainment).
Gene Simmons Family Jewels: The Best of Seasons 1 & 2 Eight episodes, $12.95. (A&E Home Video).
The Good Night (2007) Martin Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Penelope Cruz, Simon Pegg, Danny DeVito, Michael Gambon, Amber Sealey, Ketih Alan, Finty Williams. The New York-set comedy features Martin Freeman as a washed-up pop star who writes ad jingles and suffers a midlife crisis. Penelope Cruz plays the object of his romantic interests and Danny DeVito plays a dream doctor who tries to get the troubled man back on track. Extras: Commentary. (Sony).
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) John Cho, Kal Penn, Paula Garces, Neil Patrick Harris, Christopher Meloni, Ryan Reynolds, Fred Willard. Extreme unrated remastered special edition, released in time for the big-screen sequel. (Warner).
Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987) Michael Ironside, Wendy Lyon, Justin Louis, Lisa Schrage. Timed to the theatrical release of the remake of "Prom Night" in early April. (MGM).
John From Cincinnati: The Complete First Season Three-disc set with 10 episodes, $59.99. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette on Episode 6, commentary on select episodes. (HBO Video).
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Sixth Year Five-disc set with 23 episodes, $59.98. (Universal).
Martin: The Complete Fourth Season Four-disc set with 27 episodes, $29.98. (HBO Video).
Murder She Wrote: The Complete Eighth Season Five-disc set with 22 episodes, $49.98. (Universal).
Music Within (2007) Ron Livingston, Melissa George, Michael Sheen. True story about Richard Pimentel, a man on a quest to find the "music within" after losing his hearing to a bomb blast during combat in Vietnam. Extras: Commentary by director Steven Sawalich, producer Brett Donowho and writer Kelly Kennemer; deleted scenes. (MGM).
The Return of the Swamp Thing (1989) Louis Jourdan, Heather Locklear, Sarah Douglas, Dick Durock. (Warner).
Sweeney Todd (2007) Di.: Tim Burton; Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, Sacha Baron Cohen, Christopher Lee, Jamie Campbell Bowen, Jayne Wisener, Laura Michelle Kelly, Ed Sanders. Available in standard and two-disc Special Collector's editions. Extras: "Burton + Depp + Carter = Todd." Special Collector's Edition only: Sweeney Todd press conference, November 2007, "Musical Mayhem: Sondheim's Sweeney Todd," "Sweeney Todd Is Alive: The Real History of the Demon Barber," "Sweeney's London," "The Making of Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street," "Grand Guignol: A Theatrical Tradition" featurette, "Designs for a Demon Barber," "A Bloody Business" featurette, "Moviefone Unscripted" with Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, "The Razor's Refrain," photo gallery. (Paramount).
That '70s Show Season Eight Four-disc set of the last season's 22 episodes, $49.98. Extras: Commentary on select episodes, "That '70s Show Through The Years: A Retrospective," "A '70s Show Flashback" Tommy Chong and Josh Meyers featurettes, "That '70s Set Tour" with director David Trainer, "Season 8 in 8 Minutes" featurette. (Fox).
Three films by the Taviani brothers: $26.98 each from Fox Lorber.
  • The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982 -- Italy) Dir.: Vittorio and Paolo Taviani. Acclaimed drama about a woman who tells her child about "The Night of Shooting Stars" (when dreams come true) in 1944 when the residents of her small town defied their Nazi occupiers.
  • Kaos (1984 -- Italy) Dir.: Vittorio and Paolo Taviani. Five tales adapted from the short stories by the great Italian playwright Luigi Pirandello.
  • Fiorile (1993 -- Italy) Dir.: Vittorio and Paolo Taviani. On a long drive to visit their grandfather, two children are told the story of a family curse that has lasted 200 years.
The Tomorrow Show With Tom Snyder: John, Paul, Tom, Ringo Two-disc set of Tomorrow Show interviews by Tom Snyder: John Lennon Tribute aired 12/9/80 (one day after his murder); Paul McCartney interview, original air date 12/20/79 (with Linda McCartney and other Wings members); Ringo Starr interview, original air date 11/25/81 (with additional guests actress (and Ringo's wife) Barbra Bach, Angie Dickinson. $24.99. (Shout! Factory).
What Love Is (2007) Cuba Gooding Jr., Anne Heche, Gina Gershon, Sean Astin, Tamala Jones, Matthew Lillard, Mars Callahan. Comedy that explores the different perspectives between men and women in relationships. Extras: Commentary by writer-director Mars Callahan and producers George Bours and John Hermansen; "Making Love: The Making of What Love Is" featurette. (Sony).

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April 8

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988) Dir.: Terry Gilliam; John Neville, Sarah Polley, Eric Idle, Oliver Reed, Uma Thurma, Charles McKeown. 20th anniversary edition. Extras: Commentary by director Terry Gilliam and co-writer/actor Charles McKeown; "The Madness and Misadventures of Munchausen" all-new three-part documentary on the making of the film; storyboard sequences; deleted scenes. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).
Ben 10: Race Against Time (2005) Feature-length Cartoon Network film based on the live-action series starring 10-year old Ben Tennyson and his arsenal of aliens; $14.97. (Warner).
The Bette Davis Collection Six-disc set with five films honoring the 100th birthday of Hollywood's first lady of film. $49.98 the collection; each title available individually for $19.98. (Fox).
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  • All About Eve (1950) Dir.: Joseph L. Mankiewicz; Bette Davis, Ann Baxter, George Sanders, Gary Merrill, Hugh Marlowe, Celeste Holm, Thelma Ritter, Marilyn Monroe. Two-disc set. Extras: Commentary by writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Celeste Holm, biographer Ken Geist and Christopher Mankiewicz; commentary by author Sam Staggs; isolated track score; "Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz" featurette; "Joseph L. Mankiewicz: A Personal Journey" featurette; "The Real Eve" featurette; "The Secret of Sarah Siddons" featurette; "AMC Backstory: All About Eve" featurette; Bette Davis promotion; Ann Baxter promotion; "MovieTone News: 1951 Academy Awards Honor Best Film Achievements, 1951 Hollywood Attends Gala Premiere of 'All About Eve';" restoration comparison; theatrical trailer; theatrical pressbook gallery; advertising gallery; still gallery.
  • Phone Call From a Stranger (1952) Dir.: Jean Negulesco; Bette Davis, Gary Merrill, Michael Rennie, Keenan Wynn, Shelly Winters, Beatrice Straight. Extras: Restoration comparison, theatrical teaser. theatrical trailer, interactive pressbook gallery, poster gallery, lobby card gallery, still gallery.
  • The Virgin Queen (1955) Bette Davis, Richard Todd, Joan Collins, Herbert Marshall, Dan O'Herlihy. Extras: "Virgin Territory : The Making of the Virgin Queen" featurette, restoration comparison, theatrical trailer, TV spots, interactive pressbook gallery, poster gallery, lobby card gallery, still gallery.
  • Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte (1964) Dir.: Robert Aldrich; Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotton, Agnes Moorehead, Cecil Kellaway, Victor Buono, Mary Astor, William Campbell, Bruce Dern. Extras: "Hush . . . Hush, Sweet Joan: The Making of Charlotte" featurette, "Bruce Dern Remembers" featurette, "Wizard Work" vintage featurette narrated by Joseph Cotton, theatrical trailer, interactive pressbook gallery, poster gallery, lobby card gallery, still gallery.
  • The Nanny (1965) Bette Davis, Wendy Craig, Jill Bennett, William Dix. Extras: Interactive Pressbook Gallery, Poster Gallery, Lobby Card Gallery, Still Gallery.
Between (2005) Poppy Montgomery, Adam Kaufman, Jose Yenque, Danny Pino. A beautiful lawyer from Chicago travels alone to Tijuana in search of her missing sister. Unsettling encounters during her investigation lead her on a mind-bending journey as she attempts to unravel the truth. Extras: Commentary. (Porchlight Home Entertainment).
Classic Musicals From The Dream Factory Volume 3 Nine-disc set with "Hit the Deck" (1955), "Deep In My Heart" (1954), "Kismet" (1955), a Jane Powell two-disc set "Nancy Goes to Rio" (1950) and "Two Weeks With Love" (1950), "Broadway Melody of 1936/Broadway Melody of 1938" two-disc set, and an Eleanor Powell two-disc set "Born to Dance" (1936) and "Lady Be Good" (1941); $69.92. The three single-discs are available separately at $19.97; the three two-disc sets sell for $24.98 each. Extras: Vintage shorts, cartoons, radio programs, more. (Warner).
Cruel World (2005) Edward Furlong, Jamie Pressly. Horror-thriller about a jilted suitor out to get revenge after being humiliated on reality TV by the show's beautiful star. (Echo Bridge Home Entertainment).
East LA Marine: The Guy Gabaldon Story (2006) The untold true story of Guy Gabaldon, the Hispanic Marine who accomplished the impossible by single-handedly capturing 1,500 Japanese prisoners in the Pacific Theater during World War II. The 1960 film "Hell To Eternity" told Gabaldon's story, but he was portrayed by blue-eyed Caucasian poster boy American actor Jeffrey Hunter. This documentary sets the story straight and, since Gabaldon never received the Congressional Medal of Honor, for which his commanding officer recommended him on Saipan in 1944, it urges viewers to go to getguythemedal.com to sign a petition to award Gabaldon the honor he should have received 60 years ago. $19.95. (Arts Alliance America).
The 11th Hour (2007) Leonardo DiCaprio produced and narrated documentary that takes a look at the state of the global environment, including visionary and practical solutions for restoring the planet's ecosystems; $4.99. (Warner).Extras: Action plans for rescuing the planet. (Warner).
Fog City Mavericks: The Filmmakers of San Francisco (2007) Narrated by Peter Coyote. Starz documentary pierces the foggy veil of the San Francisco Bay Area's unique artistic community, featuring clips and rare behind-the-scenes footage, commentaries and all-new, revealing interviews with George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Robin Williams, Saul Zaentz, John Lasseter, Matthew Robbins, Chris Columbus, Milos Forman, Anthony Minghella, Michael Douglas, Sofia Coppola, Steve Jobs and many, many more; $19.97. (Anchor Bay).
Fortysomething Two-disc set with six episodes of the hit British comedy starring Hugh Laurie as a middle-aged doctor confronting mid-life crises, a philandering wife and three oversexed sons who mock him; $39.99. (Acorn Media).
Hell's Kitchen Season 1 Three-disc set with 11 episodes of the cooking series in which 12 aspiring chefs endure a grueling culinary boot camp, $26.99. Extras: Raw and uncensored footage, interview with celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. (Visual Entertainment Inc.).
Innocent Voices (2004 -- Spanish) Dir.: Luis Mandoki; Carlos Padilla, Leonor Varela, Xuna Primus. A young boy, in an effort to have a normal childhood in 1980's El Salvador, is caught up in a dramatic fight for his life as he desperately tries to avoid the war which is raging all around him. (Warner).
The Last Detective, Series 4 Two-disc set with five episodes of the British mystery series about everyman detective Dangerous Davies, $39.99. (Acorn Media).
Lions for Lambs (2007) Dir.: Robert Redford; Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Michael Pena, Derek Luke, Andrew Garfield. Extras: Commentary by Redford, "The Making of Lions for Lambs," "Script to Screen" and "United Artists Legacy" featurettes. (UA/MGM).
Magus (2008) Ron Fitzgerald, Bill Steele, Lizzy Strain, Eva Derrek, Julie Strain. A broken-down healer discovers that a wizard has broken the Code and is using his power for evil. Extras: Commentary. (MTI Home Video).
Manda Bala (Send a Bullet) (2007) Award-winning documentary, an examination of corruption and class warfare in Brazil as told through the stories of a wealthy businessman, a plastic surgeon who assists kidnapping victims and a politician whose income relies on a frog farm. Extras: Commentary, additional scenes. (City Lights Home Entertainment).
Matlock: Season One Seven-disc set with 25 episodes, $30.00. (Paramount).
Meerkat Manor Two-disc set with all 13 episodes of the Animal Planet series that uses state-of-the-art camera technology above and below the ground to track a group of meerkats 24 hours a day; $24.95. (Genius Products).
P2 (2007) Grace Lynn Kung, Rachel Nichols, Simon Reynolds, Wes Bentley. A young woman is held hostage by a psychopath on the P2 parking level of her office building on Christmas eve. Extras: "A New Level of Fear: The Making of P2," "Designing Terror," commentary, more. (Summit Entertainment).
Partition (2007) Jimi Mistry, Kristin Kreuk, Neve Campbell, John Light, Madhur Jaffrey. In 1947, amidst the chaos and bloodshed unleashed when India and Pakistan are split into separate state, Sikh and former soldier Gian risks everything to save Naseem, a young Muslim woman, from a violent mob. When they fall in love, religious zealots try to tear them apart. (Allumination FilmWorks).
Perry Mason 50th Anniversary Edition Four-disc set with 12 exceptional episodes of the classic TV series starring Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper; fourth disc contains bonus features; $39.99. Extras: "Perry Mason Returns" TV movie, Perry Mason talent test, "The Case of Earle Stanley Gardner" featurette, syndication promos, Charlie Rose interviews with Raymond Burr, Raymond Burr on "Person to Person" in 1958, interview with Barbara Hale, photo gallery, more. (Paramount).
The Private Life of a Masterpiece (2003) Seven-disc set of the award-winning series that reveals the fascinating stories behind some of the most famous works of art, including "The Last Supper," "David," "Whistler's Mother," more; $99.98. (BBC Video/Warner).
Random Passage (2002 -- TV) Colm Meaney, Aoife McMahon. Award-winning Canadian miniseries about a courageous woman's journey from servitude in England to the harsh life of Outport Newfoundland in the 1800s. Two-disc set. (BFS Entertainment).
Resurrecting the Champ (2007) Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Hartnett, Kathryn Morris, Teri Hatcher, Alan Alda. Extras: Making-of featurette, cast and crew interviews. (Fox).
Reservation Road (2007) Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Connelly, Mira Sorvino, Elle Fanning. Two families become intertwined -- and face revenge -- when the father from one kills the son of the other in a hit-and-run. Extras: Deleted scenes, "Looking Back on Reservation Road." (Universal).
Rock of Love -- The Complete First Season Three-disc set with 13 episodes, $34.97. Sleazy no-holds-barred competition to find a female companion for Poison's Bret Michaels. (Anchor Bay).
Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry 6 (2007) Two-disc set with six episodes of original material performed by contemporary poets and well-known music/comedy artists. Taped as always before a live audience at The Supper Club in NYC. (HBO Video).
Sense and Sensibility (2007) David Morressey, Janet McTeer, Dominic Cooper, Dan Stevens. BBC version of the Jane Austen classic. Two-disc set. Extras: Commentaries, interviews with producer Anne Pivcevic and writer Andrew Davies, photo gallery, deleted scenes. (Warner).
Sharkwater (2006) Documentary debunks the stereotype that sharks are bloodthirsty, man-eating monsters, revealing the reality that sharks -- pillars in the evolution of the seas -- are being dangerously over fished and brutally slaughtered; $19.98. (Warner).
Silver Man (2000) Eugene Levy, Joe Pantoliano, Daniel Baldwin. A street performer fights a pathological man for his girlfriend's love. (Echo Bridge Home Entertainment).
Thank Heaven (2001) Jenny McCarthy, Matt Keeslar, Kadeem Harrison. Comedy about a couple deeply in love who make each other miserable until the man finds God on the golf course. (Echo Bridge Home Entertainment).
There Will Be Blood (2007) Dir.: Paul Thomas Anderson; Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciaran Hinds, Kevin J. O'Connor, Dillon Freasier. Available as a single disc and in a two-disc set. Extras: "The Story of Petroleum," "15" -- a slideshow of vintage photos selected by Paul Thomas Anderson and set to the musical score created by Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood, deleted scenes, "Dailies Gone Wild." (Paramount).
Three Sheets: Season Two Two-disc set with 10 episodes of MOJO HD channel's top-rated cult drinking hit in which comedian Zane Lamprey spans the globe seeking out the world's best watering holes, most unique international cocktails and craziest locals, $24.98. (Infinity Entertainment).
Tilt: The Battle to Save Pinball (2006) Documentary about the death of pinball machines. The situation facing the pinball designers at Williams Electronic Games in 1998: come up with something new, or see the world's largest pinball manufacturer be shut down forever. And Williams' designers did come up with something amazing: a brand new kind of pinball machine - "Pinball 2000" - that fused video with classic pinball game play, preserving what was great about pinball, yet opening up all-new possibilities for a product thought to be on its last legs. But soon after its successful and highly-profitable launch, Williams pulled the plug, leaving behind unanswered questions and abandoning one of the world's great design organizations. Two-disc set, $29.95. Extras: Commentary, interviews, video tour of the Williams pinball factory just weeks before its closure, an audio panel discussion with Pinball 2000 team members, exclusive video footage of unreleased prototype pinball games, an extended interview with industry legend Steve Kordek -- the man who in 1948 first put the flippers at the bottom of a pinball machine, and a host of Williams marketing and promotional videos. (www.tilt-movie.com) (C3 Images).
Travel With Kids: New York Latest in the series that takes families on vacation trips to exciting locales; a resource for preparing for a family vacation by introducing children to local customs, food, and breath-taking scenery prior to departure or researching a school report. This outing explores New York City, featuring money-saving tips, topical pop-up facts, advice for traveling with children and fun segments filled with all things great about the city that never sleeps. $14.98. (Porchlight Home Entertainment).
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer. In single-disc theatrical version and two-disc unrated version. Unrated extras: Commentary by Jake Kasdan, Judd Apatow, John C. Reilly and Lew Morton; deleted and extended scenes; Line-O-Rama song performances; "The Music of Walk Hard"; "The Real Dewey Cox"; additional full song performances; a Christmas song from Dewey Cox; Cox Sausage commercials with outtakes; song demos; "The Making of Walk Hard"; "The Last Word With John Hodgman"; "The Music of Walk Hard"; "The Real Dewey Cox"; Dewey Cox's Last Interview. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).
War/Dance (2007) 2008 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature. Set in Northern Uganda, a country ravaged by more than two decades of civil war, the documentary tells the story of Dominic, Rose, and Nancy, three children whose families have been torn apart, their homes destroyed, their innocence lost, and who currently reside in a displaced persons camp in Patongo. These children, who are overwhelmed by the brutal realities of their lives, attend a school where they momentarily forget their struggles as they participate in music, song and dance. When they are invited to compete in an annual National music and dance competition in their nation's capitol, their historic journey is also an opportunity to regain a part of their childhood and to taste victory for the first time in their lives. (ThinkFilm).
The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (2007) Emily Watson, Alex Etel, Ben Chaplin, David Morrissey, Brian Cox. Two-disc special edition. Extras: Six featurettes: "Creating Crusoe," "Myths and Legends," "Setting the Scene," "The Characters," "The Story" and "Water Work: Creating the Water Horse"; deleted scenes. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).

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April 15

Alien Nation: Ultimate Movie Collection Three-disc set with all five post-series TV movies: "Alien Nation: Dark Horizon" (1994), "Alien Nation: Body and Soul" (1995), "Alien Nation: Millennium" (1996), "Alien Nation: The Enemy Within" (1996) and "Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy" (1997); $49.98. Extras: Commentaries, cast reunion, behind-the-scenes featurettes, gag reels, storyboards, more. (Fox).
Aliens vs. Predator -- Requiem (2007) David Paetkau, John Ortiz, Johnny Lewis, Reiko Aylesworth, Sam Trammell, Shareeka Epps, Steven Pasquale. In single disc rated theatrical, in single disc unrated theatrical, extreme unrated two-disc special edition, and Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Single discs: Commentary by directors Colin and Greg Strause and producer John Davis, commentary by creature effects designers/creators Tom Woodruff Jr. and Alec Gillis. Extreme unrated adds 10 minutes of never-before-seen gruesome footage; five behind-the-scene featurettes: "Prepare for War: The Making of AVP-R," "Fight to the Finish: The Making of AVP-R," "AVP-R: The Nightmare Returns -- Creating the Aliens," "Crossbreed: The PredAlien" and "Building the Predator Homeworld"; still design galleries. (Fox).
The Ambassador: Series Two (1998) Three-disc set with seven episodes of the U.K. series about the female ambassador to Ireland who diplomatically solves problems ranging from territorial disputes and kidnapping to cults, sabotage and murder. Stars Pauline Collins. (BFS Entertainment).
American Dad Volume Three Three-disc set with 18 episodes from Season Two and Three, $39.98. Extras: Unrated audio, commentary, deleted scenes. (Fox).
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007) Dir.: Sidney Lumet; Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Albert Finney, Marisa Tomei. Extras: Commentary by Lumet, Hoffman and Ethan Hawke, "Directed by Sidney Lumet: How The Devil Was Made" featurette. (ThinkFilm).
Blast of Silence (1961) Allen Baron, Molly McCarthy, Larry Tucker, Peter Clume, Danny Meehan, Lionel Stander. Allen Baron's New York City noir is a sensational surprise. This low-budget, carefully crafted portrait of a hit man on assignment in Manhattan during Christmastime follows its stripped-down narrative with mechanical precision, yet also with an eye and ear for the oddball idiosyncrasies of urban living. New, restored digital transfer. Extras: "Requiem for a Killer: The Making of Blast of Silence" (2007), rare on-set Polaroids, locations revisited in 2008, plus an essay by film critic Terrence Rafferty and a four-page graphic-novel adaptation of the film by award-winning artist Sean Phillips. (The Criterion Collection).
Border Lost (2008) Chris Cleveland, Kelly Noonan, Emilio Roso, David Schultz, Marian Zapico. Three U.S. border agents decide to take the law into their own hands. (Allumination FilmWorks).
The Canine Conspiracy/The Cat Connection Pair of Discovery Channel documentaries on the origin of domestic dogs and cats; $9.98. (Warner).
Classical Baby: (I'm Grown Up Now): The Poetry Show Featuring the hallmark animation of HBO Family's Peabody and Emmy Award-winning "Classical Baby" franchise, "Classical Baby: (I'm Grown Up Now): The Poetry Show" presents the diaper-clad "conductor" now as a young boy reading lines from timeless treasures from the world of poetry, including classics by William Shakespeare, Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Frost, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Langston Hughes. With an all-star cast that includes Susan Sarandon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Geoffrey Wright, Andy Garcia and John Lithgow; $9.97. (HBO Video).
Clive Cussler's The Sea Hunters, Set 2 Six episodes of the underwater documentary series, including "The Search for Andrea Gail" (the boat immortalized in "The Perfect Storm"), "Catherine the Great's Treasure Ship," "The Search for the SS Alabama" (a Confederate vessel sunk during the Civil War); more. $39.99. Extras: Extra footage for each episode. (Acorn Media).
College Hill: Interns (2007) Two-disc set of the BET realty-TV show, $19.99. Extras: Cast audition reel, reject reel. (Paramount).
Diana: Queen of Hearts (1998 -- TV) Documentary celebrates Princess Diana's life and legacy, avoiding scandal and gossip; $9.95. (Genius Products).
The Final Season (2005) Sean Astin, Powers Boothe, Rachael Leigh Cook, Tom Arnold, Michael Angarano. Follows a small-town high school team from Norway, Iowa (population 586) that lives and breathes American's favorite pastime - baseball - and has won 19 State Championships ... but the small town heroes are dealt a series of unexpected blows that threaten to rob them of their 20th championship win. Based on a true story. Extras: Commentary by director David Mickey Evans, Sean Astin, executive producer Carl Borack and producer Michael Wasserman; commentary by producer Tony Wilson and real life coaches Kent Stock and Jim Van Scoyoc; "The Making of The Final Season" featurette; "The Real Season: The Spirit of Norway" featurette. (Fox).
A Global Warning? History Channel documentary surveys the frontline of scientific research and climatic impact to look at global warming; $24.95. (A&E Home Video).
How the Earth Was Made History Channel documentary reveals the entire 4.5 billion-year journey of our planet, $24.95. (A&E Home Video).
I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With (2006) Jeff Garlin, Sarah Silverman, Amy Sedaris, Gina Gershon, Bonnie Hunt, Dan Castellaneta, Richard Kind. A frustrated and underappreciated actor who still lives with his mother overeats to deal with his problems. Extras: Commentary by writer-director Jeff Garlin, deleted scenes. (Genius Products).
Impulse (2008) Angus Macfadyen, Willa Ford. A beautiful ad executive believes she has finally managed to unleash her husband's wild side in bed -- only to discover that her erotic game of role-playing leads to a dangerous game of seduction. (Sony).
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2008) Jason Statham, Leelee Sobieski, John Rhys-Davies, Ray Liotta, Matthew Lillard, Burt Reynolds, Will Sanderson, Ron Perlman, Claire Forlani, Brian J. White, Kristanna Loken, Gabrielle Rose. Based on the popular "Dungeon Siege" video game series, the story follows a hardworking family man who becomes a reluctant warrior after an evil sorcerer sends an army of murderous beasts to ransack his peaceful village and capture his wife. Extras: Deleted/extended scenes, behind-the-scenes featurette. (Fox).
Inside (2007 -- France) Beatrice Dalle, Alysson Paradis, Nathalie Roussel, Francois-Regis Marchasson. Ultra-violent, horrifying thriller about a pregnant woman, still grieving over her recently deceased husband and alone on the eve of her delivery, who is terrorized by a raging psychopath determined to retrieve the baby from her womb by any means necessary. (The Weinstein Company/Genius Products).
Juno (2007) Director: Jason Reitman; Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Allison Janney, JK Simmons, Olivia Thirlby, Rainn Wilson, Jason Bateman, Jennifer Garner. Extras: Commentary by Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody, deleted scenes, gag reels, four featurettes: "Way Beyond 'Our' Maturity Level: Juno -- Leah - Bleeker," "Diablo Cody Is Totally Boss," "Jason Reitman for Shizz," "Honest to Blog! Creating Juno," cast and crew jam, screen tests. (Fox).
Lars and the Real Girl (2007) Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, Kelli Garner, Patricia Clarkson, Nancy Beatty, Maxwell McCabe-Lokos, Karen Robinson. Extras: "Just Like All the Other Actors" and "The Real Story of Lars and the Real Girl" featurettes, deleted scene. (MGM).
Loch Ness Terror (2007) Brian Krause. Somehow the residents of Lake Superior are falling prey to the Loch Ness monster. Extras: "The Making of Loch Ness Terror" featurette. (Sony).
Mannequin/Mannequin 2: On the Move Double bill with "Mannequin" (1987) starring Andrew McCarthy, Kim Cattrall, Estelle Gett, James Spader and "Mannequin 2" (1991) starring Kristy Swanson and William Ragsdale. (MGM).
Melrose Place: The Fourth Season (1995-96)) Nine-disc set with 32 episodes, $61.99. (Paramount).
A Passage to India (1984) Dir.: David Lean; Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee, Peggy Ashcroft, James Fox, Alec Guinness. Two-disc collector's edition. Extras: Commentary by producer Richard Goodwin, "E.M. Forster: A Profile of an Author" featurette, "An Epic Takes Shape" featurette, "An Indian Affair" production featurette, "Only Connect: A Vision of India" post-production featurette, "Casting a Classic" featurette, "David Lean: Shooting with the Master," "Reflections of David Lean" featurette. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).
The Pied Piper of Hutzovina (2008) In the summer of 2004, on a car journey in Eastern Europe, Pavla Fleischer met and fell in love with Eugene Hutz, lead singer of the New York-based Gypsy Punk band Gogol Bordello. Captivated by his energy and his musical verve, and desperate to get to know him better, she decided to make a film about him. The Pied Piper of Hutzovina follows Eugene and Pavla on their subsequent road trip through Eugene's' home country, Ukraine. The film is the story of two people traveling together on two very different courses. Her aim is to rediscover a forgotten romance; his is to rediscover his roots. She hopes to find love on the road; he hopes to find musical inspiration from the gypsy culture he is determined to preserve. $19.95. (Arts Alliance America).
A Room With a View (2007 - U.K. TV) Elaine Cassidy, Laurence Fox, Rafe Spall. (WGBH Boston Video).
A Shot at Love With Tila Tequila Three-disc set with 11 uncensored episodes, $39.99. Extras: Deleted scenes. (Paramount).
SpongeBob SquarePants: Pest of The West Seven SpongeBob episodes, $16.99. (Nickelodeon/Paramount).
War/Dance (2007) Three children living in a displacement camp in northern Uganda compete in their country's national music and dance festival. Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature. (ThinkFilm).

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April 22

The Best of Backyard Habitat, Volume 1 Collection of 12 episodes of the do-it-yourself backyard makeover series, $14.95. (Genius Products).
Black House (2007 - South Korea) Gory horror thriller about an insurance claims agent who faces off with a client whom he suspects of committing murders with the intention of collecting insurance premiums ... but he digs a bit too deep for his own good. Extras: Deleted scenes, "The Truth About Psychopaths" making-of featurette, "The Secrets of the Black House" production design featurette. (Genius Products).
Call of the Wild (2000) Animal Planet live-action adventure based on Jack London's novel, $14.98. (Allumination FilmWorks).
Casanova's Love Letters (2005 -- TV) Patrick Bergin, Tom Frederic, David Acton, Sophie Lovell Anderson. Docudrama miniseries follows the exploits of the "World's Greatest Lover." Three-disc set. Extras: "Casanova's Last Stand" drama with Armand Assante. (BFS Entertainment).
Charlie Wilson's War (2008) Dir.: Mike Nichols; Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Om Puri, Jud Tylor, Nazanin Boniadi. Extras: "The Making of Charlie Wilson's War," "Who Is Charlie Wilson?" (Universal).
Cloverfield (2008) Michael Stahl-David, Mike Vogel, Odette Yustman, Lizzy Caplan, JessicaLucas, T. J. Miller. Extras: Commentary by director Matt Reeves, "The Making of Cloverfield," "I Saw It! It's Alive, It's Huge" featurette, visual effects featurettes, "Clover Fun," deleted scenes, two alternate endings. (Paramount).
Dam Street (2005 -- China) Xingrao Huang. A 16-year-old girl is ostracized from her small community when she becomes pregnant out of wedlock and is forced to work as a singer in a song and dance troupe. (First Run Features).
A Date With Judy (1948) Wallace Beery, Jane Powell, Elizabeth Taylor, Carmen Miranda, Robert Stack. (Warner).
Death of a Cyclist (1955 -- Spain) Lucia Bose, Alberto Closas, Otello Toso, Carlos Casaravilla, Bruna Corra. Tale of guilt, infidelity, and blackmail after a wealthy married couple hit a cyclist and run; reveals the wide gap between the rich and the poor in Spain, and surveys the corrupt ethics of a society seduced by decadence. New, restored high-definition digital transfer. Extras: "Calle Bardem" (2005), a documentary on the revolutionary life and career of director Juan Antonio Bardem, plus a booklet featuring an essay by scholar Marsha Kinder and a 1955 essay by Bardem on Spanish cinema. (The Criterion Collection).
Flashpoint (2007 - Hong Kong) A police detective (Donnie Yen ) battles three brothers of a powerful Vietnamese gang. Two-disc ultimate edition. Extras: Deleted scenes, commentary, behind-the-scenes gallery, interview with Donnie Yen, more. (Dragon Dynasty/Weinstein Co./Genius Products).
Friday Night Lights: The Second Season (2007-08) Four-disc set with 15 episodes, $29.98. Extras: Deleted scenes, commentaries, cast and crew interview. (Universal).
Gumby the Movie (1995) In this feature effort based on the 1950s "claymation" cartoon series, the crazy Blockheads threaten to ruin Gumby's benefit concert for farmers by replacing the band with clones. Extras: Deleted scenes. (Classic Media).
Hannah Takes the Stairs (2007) Greta Gerwig, Mark Duplass, Kent Osborne, Andrew Bujalski. Hannah is a recent college graduate interning at a Chicago production company where she is crushing on two writers at work, Matt and Paul, who share an office and keep her entertained. Will a relationship with one of them disrupt the delicate balance of their friendship? Part of the "MumbleCore" film movement characterized by ultra-low budget production (often employing digital video cameras), focus on personal relationships between twentysomethings, improvised scripts, and non-professional actors. Extras: Deleted scenes, "Behind the Scenes of Hannah Takes the Stairs," the short film "Thanks for the Add! A Short Film by John Swanberg" with Greta Gerwig and Kent Osborne, commentary by writer-director Joe Swanberg and lead actors/co-writers Greta Gerwig and Kent Osbornem, five SXSW Film Festival video production diary spots. (Genius Products).
Last Request (2006) T.R. Knight, Danny Aiello, Mario Cantone, Frank Vincent, Sabrina Lloyd, Joe Piscopo, Vincent Pastore, Tony Lo Bianco, Barbara Feldon, Mary Birdsong, Gilbert Gottfried. Pop's last request is for his sons to continue the family name. When his brother dies trying, Jeff leaves the seminary and encounters crazy women and oddball characters in an effort to honor his dad's request. (MTI Home Video).
Merrill's Marauders (1962) Dir.: Samuel Fuller; Jeff Chandler, Ty Hardin, Peter Brown, Andrew Duggan, Will Hutchins, Claude Akins. (Warner).
Mist: The Tale of a Sheepdog Puppy (2006 -- TV) A sheepdog pup tries to impress her boss with her skills while coping with gruff and grumpy rams; $14.98. Extras: Deleted scenes. (Allumination FilmWorks).
Oban Star-Racers Volume One: The Alwas Cycle (2006) Two-disc set with all 13 Uncut Episodes of the 2-D and 3-D animated futuristic sci fi series, $19.99. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette, interview with creator Savin Yeatman-Eiffel, star-racer profiles, rare, original concept art. (Shout! Factory).
One Missed Call (2008) Ed Burns, Shannyn Sossamon, Ana Claudia Talancon, Ray Wise, Azura Skye, Johnny Lewis, Jason Beghe, Margaret Cho. Also available on HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).
The Orphanage (2007 -- Spain) Belen Rueda, Fernando Cayo, Geraldine Chaplin, Montserrat Carulla, Mabel Rivera, Andres Gertrudix, Roger Princep. Extras: "When Laura Grew Up: Constructing The Orphanage" featurette, "Horror in the Unknown: Make-Up" featurette, "Rehearsal Studio" with director and cast, still gallery. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (New Line).
Romulus, My Father (2007) Eric Bana, Franka Potente, Kodi Smit-McPhee. Story of Romulus, a young Slavian immigrant, his beautiful wife Christina, and their struggle in the face of great adversity to bring up their son, Raimond, in the Australian outback ... a story of impossible love that ultimately celebrates the unbreakable bond between father and son. Based on the acclaimed memoir by Australian philosopher Raimond Gaita. Extras: Making-of featurette, deleted scenes, storyboards. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
The Savages (2007) Dir.: Tamara Jenkins; Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Bosco, Peter Friedman, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Cara Seymour. Extras: "About the Savage" featurette, director's snapshots, "The Sun City West Rhythm Tappers" extended scene, "Two of a Kind " extended scene. (Fox).
Sick Nurses (2007 -- Thailand) A group of sexy nurses who harvest organs are haunted by the vengeful spirit of one of their dead patients. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
The Shirley Temple Collection Volume 6 Three-disc set with "Young People" (1940), "Stowaway" (1936) and the John Ford classic "Wee Willie Winkie" (1937), co-starring Victor McLaglen (in black-and-white and colorized versions); $29.98 the set or $14.98 each. (Fox).
Silent Ozu: Three Family Comedies (Eclipse Series #10) No-frills box set of three comedies by the great director Yasujiro Ozu: "Tokyo Chorus" (1931), "I Was Born But . . ." (1932) and "Passing Fancy" (1933); $44.95. (The Criterion Collection).
Thieves and Liars (2006 -- Spanish) Steven Bauer, Isidro Bobadilla, Elpidia Carrillo. Three different families are affected by the giant underground illegal economy that emerged and continues to grow since Puerto Rico became the main port of entry for cocaine into the U. S. East Coast. (Warner).
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Season 1 Ten episodes of the Adult Swim series. Extras: "How'd Dey Do Dat??" "Lost Gems and Deleted Scenes," "AwesomCon," "Oops and Ding Dongs," "Promos," "GREAT! (But Not Great Enough): Extended Scenes and Missing Moments." (Warner).
We Are the Music! (1964 -- Cuba) A documentary on the genesis of the music from the Buena Vista Social Club, $29.95. (First Run Features).
Wetlands Preserved: The Story of an Activist Rock Club (2008) Documentary tracks the history of the first-ever activist nightclub, set up in the 1990s in an ex-Chinese restaurant in New York City. Features interviews and concert footage with Dave Matthews, Warren Haynes (of the Allman Brothers Band), Bob Weir, Phish, Blues Traveler, more. $24.95. Extras: Outtakes, concert footage, photo gallery, more. (First Run Features).

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April 29

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Volume 3 (1993-95) Ten-disc set, Extras: Companion historical documentaries for each episode; 10th disc features interactive timeline, historical lecture: "New Gods for Old," "Hunting for Treasure" interactive game; $117.99. (Paramount).
Ain't Misbehavin' (1997) Two-disc set of the three-part U.K. miniseries wartime comedy about two very different musicians and their misadventures with gangsters. (BFS Entertainment).
Back in Business (2007) Martin Kemp, Chris Barrie, Dennis Waterman, Brian Blessed, Stefan Booth, Joanna Taylor. Light-hearted comedy about a group of con-men who try to pull the wool over the British government with a space exploration buggy that might solve the planet's energy problems. Extras: Commentary, behind-the-scenes featurette. (BFS Entertainment).
Bernard and Doris (2008) Dir.: Bob Balaban; Susan Sarandon, Ralph Fiennes. HBO telefilm Inspired by the true story of tobacco billionairess Doris Duke and her devoted Irish butler Bernard Lafferty, fresh out of rehab and without a penny to his name until she hires him.
Beverly Hills 90212: The Fourth Season Eight-disc set with 31 episodes, $61.99. Extras: Six featurettes: "Beverly Hills Momos," "The Loves of Season 4," "A Look Back With Charles Rosin," "90210 Gender Benders (Bad Apples & Get the Girl)," "7 Minutes in Heaven" and "Everything You Need to Know About Beverly Hills Season Four." (Paramount).
The Big Gay Sketch Show: The Complete Unrated Second Season Two-disc set with eight episodes of the LOGO series, $26.99. Extras: Bonus sketches, cast and crew interviews, behind-the-scenes sizzle reels. (Paramount).
The British Empire in Color (2002) Major three-part series that examines the history and experience of the British Empire, $24.99. Extras: "Making-of" documentary. (Acorn Media).
Celebration of Gospel: Spirit in Song An evening of joyful music by gospel and R&B artists including Kirk Franklin, Patti LaBelle, John Legend, Pastor Shirley Caesar and more; $19.99. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette. (BET/Paramount)
Che Guevara: Hasta La Victoria Siempre (2005) Documentary chronicles revolutionary Che Guevara's remarkable story, taking viewers through Che's voyage as he travels through Latin America and struggles to help the masses overcome oppression. The documentary continues with his historical journey to Cuba -- where he became one of Fidel Castro's leading commanders -- to revolutions in the Congo and his execution in Bolivia. Features archival film footage, rare photos and informed commentary, providing a revealing portrait of the man and the myth. $19.99. (Kultur International Films).
Cheers -- The Complete Ninth Season Five-disc set with 25 episodes, $39.98. (Paramount).
The Classic Caballeros Collection Embark on thrilling adventures to South America and Mexico with Goofy, Donald Duck and Walt Disney himself as they experience all the music, beauty and excitement Latin America has to offer in this two short feature set with "Saludos Amigos" (1942) and "Three Caballeros" (1944); $19.99. Extras: "South of the Border With Disney" featurette, Walt Disney interview, Donald Duck cartoon shorts "Don Donald" and "Contrary Condor." (Disney).
Dark Shadows: The Beginning #4 Episodes 106-143, which originally aired November 21, 1966-January 11, 1967. (MPI Home Video).
Diamond Dogs (2007) Dolph Lundgren. Action-adventure about a band of modern-day fortune seekers bent on unearthing a priceless Buddhist artifact. Extras: Making-of featurettes, digital copy of the film. (Sony).
Disraeli (1978) Ian McShane stars as Benjamin Disraeli in this BBC biodrama about one of the most colorful and flamboyant political figures of the 19th century. Two-disc set, $29.95. (A&E Home Video).
Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The (2007) Dir.: Julian Schnabel; Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josee Croze. Extras: Commentary by Schnabel, "Submeged: A Look Inside The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," "A Cinematic Vision" featurette, Charlie Rose interview with Julian Schnabel. (Miramax).
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) Dir.: Anthony Mann; Alec Guinness, Sophia Loren, Omar Sharif, Stephen Boyd, James Mason, Christopher Plummer. Available as a three-disc Limited Collector's Edition ($39.92) and a two disc Deluxe Edition ($24.95). Extras: Reproduction of original souvenir program (Collector's Edition Only); six color production stills (Collector's Edition Only); commentary by the producer's son Bill Bronston and film expert Mel Martin; "Rome in Madrid" featurette; "Fall of the 'Real' Roman Empire" featurette; "Making of Fall of the Roman Empire" featurette; "Hollywood vs. History" featurette; "Dimitri Tiomkin: Scoring the Roman Empire" featurette; Encyclopedia Britannica on The Roman Empire: 5 featurettes (Collector's Edition Only); original theatrical trailer. (The Miriam Collection/Weinstein Co./Genius).
First Knight Special Edition (1995) Dir.: Jerry Zucker; Sean Connery, Richard Gere, Julia Ormond, Ben Cross. Extras: Commentary with director Jerry Zucker and producer Hunt Lowry, Arthurian Legend commentary, "The Quest for Camelot" making-of featurette, "In Shining Armor" knights-in-training featurette, "The Creation of a Kingdom" production design featurette, deleted scenes, outtakes. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).
A Generation Apart (2005) Powerful and emotional first-person documentary by filmmaker Jack Fisher, whose parents survived the Nazi death camps. Fisher explores the effects the Holocaust had on his family, as well as the families of neighbors and friends from New York to Israel to Australia. Released in time for the May 2 National Holocaust Remebrance Day. $19.95. (City Lights Home Entertainment).
Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985) Sarah Jessica Parker, Lee Montgomery, Helen Hunt, Ed Lauter, Jonathan Silverman, Shannen Doherty. Repackaged edition of the film to take advantage of the May theatrical release of "Sex and the City." (Anchor Bay).
The Golden Compass (2007) In single-disc and Platinum Series two-disc editions. Platinum extras: Commentary by writer-director Chris Weitz, 11 making-of featurettes, more. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (New Line).
Great Writers: William Faulkner Documentary examines the social and political events that influenced one of the greatest American novelists of all time. $19.99. (Kultur International Films).
Hero Wanted (2008) Cuba Gooding Jr., Ray Liotta. A small town trash collector (Gooding) stages a robbery in order to impress a girl by being the hero, until the perfect plan takes an awful turn. Extras: Commentary by Cuba Gooding Jr. and the filmmakers, deleted scenes. (Sony)
How She Move (2008) Tre Armstrong, Rutina Wesley, Raya Green, Keyshia Cole. Following her sister's death from drug addiction, a high school student is forced to leave her private school to return to her old, crime-filled neighborhood where she re-kindles an unlikely passion for the competitive world of step dancing. Extras: "The Characters of How She Move," "How She Move: From Rehearsal to Film," "How She Move: Telling Her Story." (Paramount).
Intelligence, Season One Four-disc set with 14 episodes of the Canadian crime drama series that tackles organized crime and the cops who keep tabs on it, $59.99. Extras: Behind-the-scenes clips, filmographies, more. (Acorn Media).
James Joyce: So This Is Dyoublong? Informative and entertaining documentary that takes an in-depth look into the life and works of the renowned Irish writer. $19.99. (Kultur International Films).
Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is -- The Complete Second Season Ten episodes of the reality show about the recording artist, $19.99. Extras: Interview with Cole's mother, featurette on Cole's "Glam Squad," deleted scenes. (BET/Paramount).
Mahatma Gandhi: The Life and Times of a Modern Legend Documentary about the man whose belief in civil disobedience and passive resistance served as an inspiration for future struggles in the cause of civil rights and freedom. (Kultur International).
Middletown (2006) Matthew Macfadyen, Daniel Mays. A priest returns to his home town and ends up battling against his brother for the heart of the locals, who are involved in all manner of sin. (BFS Entertainment).
Moondance Alexander (2007) Kay Panabaker, Don Johnson, Lori Loughlin. A young girl who doesn't quite fit in with the rest of her classmates finds a runaway Pinto pony that will alter her life and those closest to her. Extras: Behind the scenes featurette. (Fox).
Nanking (2007) 2008 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature. Powerful reminder of the heartbreaking toll that war takes on the innocent, and a testament to the courage and conviction of a few individuals determined to act in the face of evil. The film tells the story of the Japanese invasion of Nanking, China in the early days of World War II and focuses on the efforts of a small group of unarmed Westerners who established a Safety Zone where over 200,000 Chinese found refuge. (ThinkFilm).
Night of the Fox (1990) David Birney, Michael York, Deborah Raffin, George Peppard. When Colonel Hugh Kelso, a U.S. officer with special knowledge of the impending D-Day invasion, washes ashore on enemy territory, the outcome of World War II hangs in the balance. Miniseries based on the World War II novel by best-selling author Jack Higgins. Two-disc set, $29.95. (A&E Home Video).
Paddle to the Sea (1966) Based on Holling C. Holling's beloved Caldecott-awarded children's book, William Mason's stunning film follows the adventures of a tiny, wood-carved canoe as it forges its own path from Lake Superior through the Great Lakes and down to the Atlantic Ocean; $14.95. (Janus Films).
Paranormal State: The Complete Season One Three-disc set with 17 episodes, $34.95. Extras: Commentary, deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes. (A&E Home Video).
Prism (2007) Karen Garcia, Cage Martin, Morton Cross, Mason Freeley. Supernatural thriller about a psychologist who takes on the challenge of helping a young autistic boy after he witnesses the brutal murder of his parents. (Monarch Homes Video).
The Red Balloon (1956 -- France) Pascal Lamorisse. Newly restored and available for the first time on DVD, Albert Lamorisse's exquisite film remains one of the most beloved children's films of all time; $14.95. (Janus Films).
Sabrina: The Teenage Witch: The Complete Animated Series (1971) Three-disc set with all 31 episodes, $29.95. (Classic Media/Genius Products).
See No Evil: The Story of the Moors Murders (2006 -- TV) Based on the true story of one of the most shocking crimes of the 20th century, this is the chilling story of child killers Ian Brady (Sean Harris) and Myra Hindley (Maxine Peak) and how they were finally brought to justice and convicted of the torture and killing of five youngsters. (MPI Home Video).
Studio (2005) Urban crime thriller about three FBI agents who are sent to Los Angeles to investigate the murder of Hip-Hop star Elliott Jones. Sequel to "Hip-Hop Task Force." (Warner).
A Touch of Frost Season 13: Endangered Species (2006 -- TV) Award winning actor David Jason is back as maverick detective Jack Frost in this brand new story. Frost is called to investigate when a couple return from holiday to find the body of a complete stranger in their bed. He also becomes involved in a murder inquiry and uncovers a crime ring involved in the importing of endangered species and illegal animal goods. $24.98. (MPI Home Video).
Treasure Island Kids 2: The Monster of Treasure Island (2004) Michael Hurst, Barry Duffield, Beth Allen. Australian kids adventure pits the girls against the boys at a summer camp until a giant sea monster threatens the future of the camp and puts all their lives in danger. Sequel to "Treasure Island Kids: The Pirates of Treasure Island." (PorchLight Home Entertainment).
Trevor Romain: If You Don't Take Care of Your Body, Where Else Are You Going to Live? (2008) Trevor Romain is an international children's advocate and entertainer who promotes developmental wellness. He advises kids and parents on social and emotional fitness, dealing with things like homework, cliques, bullies, divorce, grief, fear, nutrition and exercise; many of the topics are covered in his series of humorous, animated DVDs. This outing is a 30-day fitness challenge to encourage physical fitness and healthy eating. $14.98. (Porchlight Home Entertainment).
The True Story of Charlie Wilson (2007) At a time when Congress was denying even modest amounts of money to President Ronald Regan, no one could have suspected that when playboy Texas Congressman Charlie Wilson, aggressive, outcast CIA agent Gust Avrakatos and Houston socialite Joanne Herring joined forces, they'd have the ability to mastermind a $300 million covert arming of the Afghan Mujahideen in what became the largest and most successful campaign in CIA history. The real story made popular by the Tom Hanks film; $19.95. (A&E Home Video).
27 Dresses (2008) Katherine Heigl, James Marsden, Malin Akerman, Ed Burns, Melora Hardin, Judy Greer. Extras: Four featurettes: "The Wedding Party," "You’ll Never Wear It Again," "Jane’s World" and "The Running of the Brides"; deleted scenes. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Fox).
The Waltons: The Complete Seventh Season Five-disc set with 23 episodes, $39.98. (Warner).
The Weekend (2007) Kristian Kordula, Beau Allulli, Erin Cunningham, Emily Hartford. Teen comedy about the comings and goings at a weekend high school party. Extras: Commentary, deleted scenes, featurettes. (Warner).
White Mane (1953 -- France) Alain Emery. Long unavailable in the U.S., this extraordinarily shot wonder from Albert Lamorisse, the director of "The Red Balloon," is the tale of a strong friendship between a boy and a horse as the two go looking for the freedom that the world of men won't allow them; $14.95. (Janus Films).

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