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Ace of Hearts (2008) Dean Cain, Anne Marie DeLuise, Britt McKillip. Officer Dan Harding (Dean Cain) and his trusty canine partner, Ace, are the best duo on the police force. But unfortunately, all of that hard police work leaves little time for Dan's family, including his 13-year-old daughter Julia (Britt McKillip). When Ace is accused of mauling a suspect, it's Julia who sets out to prove Ace's innocence. (Fox).

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African American Lives 2 Sequel to the popular PBS series explores the family histories of Chris Rock, Morgan Freeman, Maya Angelou, Tina Turner, Tom Joyner, others; $24.99. (Paramount).
Azumi 2 (2008) Aya Ueto, Shun Oguri, Chiaki Kuriyama. Sequel to the popular Japanese actioner featuring a female samurai assassin who tries to prevent a civil war in feudal Japan. Extras: "Through the Eyes of Azumi" featurette, image gallery. (Urban Vision Entertainment).
Barney: Hi! I'm Riff! Latest "Barney" to hit video: Barney's new friend Riff is the first new dino to join "Barney & Friends" in 13 years: He's a six-year-old Hadrosaur and a one-of-a-kind kid; $14.98. (Fox).
Bewitched: The Complete Sixth Season Four-disc set with 30 episodes, $39.95. (Sony).
The Bridges of Madison County Deluxe Edition (1995) Dir.: Clint Eastwood; Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Annie Corley, Victor Slezak, Jim Haynie. Extras: New documentary: "An Old-Fashioned Love Story: The Making of the bridges of Madison County," Doe Eyes music video. (Warner).
The Business of Being Born (2008) Documentary on home birthing inspired by producer Ricki Lake and director Abby Epstein's unique child birth stories. Interlaces surprising scientific and historical statistics with personal home birth stories. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette, follow-up interviews. (New Line).
Dan Paris (2006 -- French) Heart-felt family drama about a young man, depressed from his recent break-up with his girlfriend, who returns home to Paris and moves back in with his divorced father and amorous younger brother. Romain Duris, Louis Garrel Guy Marchand, Marie-France Pisier, Alice Butaud. (Genius Products).
David Beckham: Life of an Icon (2008) Unauthorized, uncompromised look at the soccer legend, including the scuffles, scandals and scurrilous headlines; $19.97. (Liberation Entertainment/Anchor Bay).
Delirious (2007) Dir.: Tom DiCillo; Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Gina Gershon, Alison Lohman. An offbeat drama focused on a homeless youth, a pop music siren and a member of the paparazzi. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette, music video, podcasts, commentary by DiCillo. (Genius Products).
First Sunday (2008) Ice Cube, Katt Williams, Tracy Morgan, Loretta Devine, Michael Beach, Keith David, Regina Hall, Malinda Williams, Clifton Powell, Nick Turturro, Chi McBride. Extras: Commentary by writer-director David E. Talbert, deleted Scenes, gag Reel, Outtakes, Talbert's Camera Wrap Speech, "Hood Robbin' With the First Sunday Cast & Crew" featurette, "The Almighty Version Fact Track." Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).
The 4400: The Final Season Four-disc set with 13 episodes, $42.99. Extras: Deleted scenes, blooper reels, commentaries, director's cut of the finale, featurettes. (Paramount).
Grizzly Rage (2007 -- TV) Tyler Hoechlin, Graham Kosakoski, Brody Harms. A group of high school grads accidentally hit a bear cub with their car and must fend off a massive mother grizzly hell-bent on revenge. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
Hiya, Kids!! A '50s Saturday Morning. Four-disc set with the best kids' TV programs from the infancy of the genre: 21 episodes culled from some of America's iconic television classics, including "Kukla, Fran and Ollie," "Howdy Doody," "Lassie," "Annie Oakley," "Flash Gordon," "Time for Beany," "The Paul Winchell Show," "The Roy Rogers Show," "Captain Z-RO," "The Rootie Kazootie Club," "Winky Dink and You," "Super Circus," "Andy's Gang," "The Cisco Kid," "Sky King," "The Magic Clown," Kids and Company," "Juvenile Jury," "The Pinky Lee Show" and "Sheena, Queen of the Jungle." Each DVD is designed like a Saturday morning programming block from the era, with shows for the very young first on the menu. As the older siblings "wake up," the programs become more and more "sophisticated. $34.99 (Shout! Factory).
I Really Hate My Job (2007) Neve Campbell, Shirley Henderson. One steamy night in the lives of five feisty women stuck in a second-rate London restaurant: three waitresses, one cook and a dishwasher who see themselves as an artist, an actor, a lover, an author and a revolutionary. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
I'm Not There (2007) Cate Blanchett, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, Christian Bale, Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Ben Whishaw, Marcus Carl Franklin, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood. Two-disc set. Extras: Commentary by Todd Haynes, nine deleted scenes, premiere featurette, "Making of I'm Not There," "Subterranean Homesick Blues" music video, Ben Whishaw and Marcus Carl Franklin audition tapes, gag reel, conversation with Todd Haynes, "Making of the Soundtrack" featurette, Dylan filmography, Dylan discography, New York Times article on the film written by Robert Sullivan, on screen lyric stream. (The Weinstein Co./Genius Products).
Love's Unfolding Dream (2007 -- TV) Erin Cottrell, Scout Taylor Compton, Drew Simpson. A woman struggles to choose between her career aspirations as a doctor and her feelings for a New York lawyer who wants a traditional wife. Part of the "Love Comes Softly" franchise. (Fox Faith).
Macon County Line (2005) Max Baer Jr. (Warner).
Madeline: Next Stop America (2005) Three animated adventures of Ludwig Bemelmans' little French girl: "Madeline in Hollywood," "Madeline in New York" and "Madeline and the Wild West"; $14.98. (Fox).
Military Intelligence and You (2008) Patrick Muldoon, Elizabeth Bennett, John Rixey Moore. Spoof of a "long-lost" World War II training film. (Echo Bridge Home Entertainment).
Moola (2007) William Mapother, Daniel Baldwin, Efren Ramirez, Charlotte Ross, Curtis Armstrong, Annabelle Gurwitch. Sometimes, "manure happens," and unfortunately for best friends and business partners Steve and Harry are in it up to their eyeballs. With their chemical light-stick business and their marriages both on the rocks, their American Dream is about to go Chapter 11 -- until a huge deal unexpectedly materializes and promises to change their lives forever. Extras: Commentary by director Don Most, "The Making of Moola" documentary. (Allumination FilmWorks).
Neo Ned (2005) Jeremy Renner, Gabrielle Union, Cary Elwes, Eddie Kay Thomas, Sally Kirkland, Ethan Suplee. Unique take on the concept of race, love and fate about a young misguided racist (Jeremy Renner) who meets and then falls in love with a young black woman (Gabrielle Union) while both are in a mental institution. (Code Black Entertainment).
Over Her Dead Body (2008) Eva Longoria Parker, Paul Rudd, Lake Bell, Jason Biggs. A woman accidentally killed on her wedding day comes back to haunt her fiance through a psychic he falls for. (New Line).
The Passion of Greg the Bunny: The Best of the Film Parodies Volume 2 Greg the Bunny and his (tor)mentor, Warren "The Ape" Demontague, are back as they parody some of our favorite films: "Wacky Wednesday," "Blue Velveteen" and "Plush: Behind The Seems" ; $19.99. Extras: "Fur on the Asphalt" -- The Greg the Bunny Reunion Special featuring Sarah Silverman, Seth Green, Adam Goldberg, Jon Favreau and more; deleted scenes and outtakes; GTB Music Video: "Plush"; interviews; never-before-seen clips from Greg the Bunny's early days on public access TV; Greg the Bunny Webisodes; commentary by series creators; gag reel; behind-the-scenes photo gallery. (Shout! Factory).
P.S. I Love You (2007) Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, James Marsters, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lisa Kudrow, Gina Gershon, Kathy Bates, Harry Connick Jr., Dean Winters. Extras: Conversation with book author Cecelia Ahern, additional scenes, James Blunt music video, "The Name of the Game Is Snaps." Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).
Saawariya (2007 -- India) Ranbir Kapoor, Rani Mukherjee, Salman Khan, Sonam Kapoor. Based on Dostoevsky's short story "White Nights." This Bollywood love story centers on two lonely souls awaiting true love: a free-spirited artist, idealistic young man and a somber, shy and enigmatic girl who meet in a quaint, picturesque town. Extras: Making-of featurette. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).
Senior Skip Day (2008) Larry Miller, Gary Lundy, Tara Reid, Lea Thompson, Norm MacDonald, Clint Howard. High school seniors plan the party of the year with gorgeous models, stripteases, a gigantic gravity bong, a funeral and some crepes. (First Look Studios).
Square Pegs: The Complete Series Three-disc set with 19 episodes of the 1982 series that starred Sarah Jessica Parker, Jamie Gertz, Amy Linker, Tracy Nelson. Extras: Featurettes: "Weemawee Yearbook Memories": Interviews with Sarah Jessica Parker, Jamie Gertz, Tracy Nelson and Claudette Wells, John Femia, Steven Peterman, Amy Linker, Merritt Butrick, and Anne Beatts. (Sony).
Steel City (2006) John Heard, Thomas Guiry, America Ferrera, Clayne Crawford, Laurie Metcalf, Raymond J. Barry. Emotional story of two working-class brothers who must cope with their recently incarcerated father. Extras: Commentary, deleted scenes, photo gallery, more. (Peace Arch Home Entertainment).
Teeth! (2007) Jess Weixler, John Hensley. Fascinating black comedy/horror tale about an innocent teenager, Dawn, who discovers quite by accident that she's developed choppers in the most unexpected place. Extras: Deleted scenes, commentary by writer-director Mitchell Lichtenstein, "Behind-the-Scenes of Teeth!" outtakes. (Weinstein Co./Genius products).
Tre (2006) Daniel Cariaga, Alix Koromzay, Kimberly-Rose Wolter, Erik McDowell. Steamy outing that explores marriage, love, work and family in an era when bonds of love and friendship are weighed against sexual temptation and deceit. Follows the amorous adventures of two couples thrown together by fate. Extras: Behind-the-scenes documentary, deleted scenes, director and cast commentary. (Cinema Libre Studio).
Twister (1996) Dir.: Jan de Bont; Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes, Jami Gertz, Philip Seymour Hoffman. Digitally remastered. Extras: "Storm Chasers: The Formation of Twister featurette gallery, History Channel documentary "Nature Tech: Tornadoes," "Anatomy of a Twister," HBO First Look: "The Making of Twister," commentary, more. Also available on Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD. (Warner).
The 2007 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2008) Highlights the short works honored at the 80th Annual Academy Awards ceremony as well as the nominees. Includes Oscar winners "Mozart Des Pickpockets" (live-action) and "Peter & the Wolf" (animated) as well as Live Action Short Film nominees "At Night," "Il Supplente ( The Substitute)," "Tanghi Argentini" and "The Tonto Woman"; and Animated Short Film nominees "Madame Tutli-Putli" and "Meme Les Pigeons Vont Au Paradis (Even Pigeons Go Heaven)." (Magnolia Home Entertainment).

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Aces N' Eights (2008 -- TV) Westerner about ranchers who refuse to sell to the railroad. Ernest Borgnine, Casper Van Dien, Deirdre Quinn, Bruce Boxleitner. (Genius Products).
The Adams Chronicles (1976) Four-disc set with all 13 episodes of the miniseries that traces 150 years of history through the eyes of John Adams and his heirs. Featured 1,100 actors and 250 studio and location sets, and won four Emmys and a Peabody. $59.99.Extras: Twelve-page program guide. (Acorn Media).
photo Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers -- The Collection: Volume 1 Re-Mastered four-disc set with the 1980s animated series' first 32 episodes (available for the first time ever in their proper chronological order). The series combined elements of classic Westerns and space operas with plausible science and logic, pushing the boundaries of children's television programming with thought-provoking story lines and well-developed characters. Featured the voices of Jerry Orbach, Bob Bottone, Maia Anziger, Laura Dean and Earl Hammond. $39.98. Extras: Never-before-seen pilot/demo reel, interview with series creator Robert Mandell, commentary with Robert Mandell (and special guests), original music tracks, new "No Guts, No Glory" music video, slideshow of the vintage talking storybook "Tortuna the Outlaw Planet," 32-page collectible booklet featuring character profiles and illustrations. (Koch Vision).
All You Need Is LoveF Five-disc set with all 17 episodes of Tony Palmer's "Story of Popular Music." In the mid-1970s, at the suggestion of John Lennon, celebrated journalist and film director Palmer decided to document "The Story of Popular Music' and set about interviewing and filming all the major players in the industry. This critically acclaimed TV series, originally broadcast worldwide between 1976-80, is featured here in its entirety, encompassing ragtime, blues, jazz, vaudeville, the musical, folk, swing, country and western, rock n' roll and beyond. Included are interviews with Lennon, Paul McCartney, Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Jerry Lee Lewis, Stephen Sondheim, Benny Goodman, Bing Crosby, Mike Oldfield, The Beach Boys, Tina Turner, Sam Phillips, Dave Brubeck, Dizzy Gillespie, Richard Rodgersm Roy Rogers, Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, Phil Spector, Nill Monroe, Bill Graham, Bill Wyman, Frank Zappa, Eric Clapton and many, many more. $99.95 (MVD Visual).
American Idol: Season 6 Finale Performance Show -- The Top 2 Two-disc set of the May 22, 2007 showdown between Jordin Sparks and Blake Lewis; $19.99. Extras: Two featurettes, an American Idol audition guide, bloopers. (Koch Vision).
Bet Your Life (2004) Sean Carrigan, Corinne Van Ryck de Groot, Billy Zane. A gambling addict bets his life against a sadistic millionaire's money. (Warner).
The Big Trail: Fox Grandeur Special Edition (1930) Dir.: Raoul Walsh; John Wayne, Marguerite Churchill, El Brendel, Tully Marshall. Two-disc set, with original 70mm widescreen version along with standard full screen version. Extras: Commentary by film historian/author Richard Schickel on the 70mm widescreen presentation, "The Creation of John Wayne," "Raoul Walsh: A Man in His Time," "The Big Vision: The Grandeur Process," "The Making of The Big Trail," publicity gallery, original posters gallery, pressbook gallery. (Fox).
Blind Eye (2006) Nick Mancuso, Levi Oliver, Roddy Piper. An ex-cop is called by his estranged wife to help find their missing daughter, only to discover that there's more to the disappearance than his "friends" are letting on. (MTI Home Video).
Bob the Builder: The Three Musketruck Bob the Builder and his Can-Do Crew welcome friends Meg MacDonald, a Scottish dairy farmer, her assistant Piper and their dairy truck Dodger to Sunflower Valley in five new adventures for preschoolers, $14.98. Extras: "Meet New Members of the Can-Do Crew." (HIT/Fox).
Bon Cop, Bad Cop (2006) Colm Feore, Patrick Huard. Comedy thriller about an unlikely pair of cops - one from Montreal who only speaks French and one from Toronto who only speaks English - who team up to investigate a serial murderer who drapes a dead body over the border sign dividing Ontario and Quebec. (BFS Entertainment).
Botched (2007) Alan Smyth, Stephen Dorff. During a heist in Russia, a professional thief (Stephen Dorff) finds himself dealing with twin serial killers, insane hostages, double-crossing psycho Russian hardmen and the real possibility of a horrible death. (Warner).
The Care Bears: Ups & Downs Two episodes from the CBS Saturday morning cartoons, $14.98. Extras: "Surprise Party for Surprise Bear!" interactive game. (Fox).
The Care Bears: Share N' Summertime Four episodes from the CBS Saturday morning cartoons, $14.98. (Fox).
The Chase Two-disc set with eight episodes from the first season of the top-rated British series centered around the goings-on inside a struggling Yorkshire veterinary hospital, $29.98. (Koch Vision).
The Cottage (2008) Andy Serkis, Jennifer Ellison, Reece Shearsmith. Forced into hiding after their kidnapping plan goes awry, two rival siblings, David (Andy Serkis) and Peter (Reece Shearsmith) find themselves fighting for their sanity while they hole up in a secluded country cottage and come face-to-face with their psychotic axe-wielding neighbor -- a demented farmer with a dark, nasty secret. Extras: Deleted scenes, outtakes, digital copy of the film. (Sony).
Cover (2008) Vivica A. Fox, Aunjanue Ellis, Razaaq Adoti, Paula Jay Parker, Louis Gossett Jr., Leon, Patti LaBelle, Mya. A passionate murder leaves a devoted wife and mother as the primary suspect. (Fox).
Crash and Burn: Unrated (2008 -- TV) Erik Palladino, Michael Madsen. An undercover FBI agent who agrees to infiltrate the ruthless underground world of "choppers" is quickly thrown into a world of fast cars and high stakes. (Genius Products).
Crystal River (2008) Emily Carpenter, Sean Patrick Flannery. Set in Georgia, this romantic drama is the story of a married woman who, grieving her inability to have children, finds comfort and healing in her friendship with another man. (Lifesize Entertainment).
DNA Two-disc set with five episodes of the British forensics series starring Tom Conti, $39.99. (Acorn Media).
Die Hard Ultimate Collection Eight-disc set with all four two-disc special editions featuring Bruce Willis as the inimitable John McClane: "Die Hard," "Die Hard 2: Die Harder," "Die Hard With A Vengeance" and "Live Free or Die Hard." (Fox).
Drawn Together: Season Three -- Uncensored! Two-disc set with all 14 episodes from the third and final season, $26.99. Extras: Commentary, karaoke sing along. (Paramount).
The Fire Within (1963) Dir.: Louis Malle; Maurice Ronet, Jeanne Moreau. New, restored high-definition digital transfer. Extras: Archival interviews with director Louis Malle and actor Maurice Ronet; "Malle's Fire Within," a new video program featuring interviews with actor Alexandra Stewart and filmmakers Philippe Collin and Volker Schlondorff; "Jusqu'au 23 Juillet," a 2005 documentary short about Pierre Drieu la Rochelle's novel "Le feu follet" and dadaist writer Jacques Rigaut (the inspiration for the main character), featuring actor Mathieu Amalric, writer Didier Daeninckx, and Cannes festival curator Pierre-Henri Deleau; booklet featuring new essays by critic Michel Ciment and historian Peter Cowie. (The Criterion Collection).
Fox Western Classic Collection Three-disc set with "Garden of Evil," "Rawhide" and "The Gunfighter," $25.98.
  • Garden of Evil (1954) Dir.: Henry Hathaway; Gary Cooper, Richard Widmark, Cameron Mitchell, Susan Hayward. Extras: Commentary by Nick Redman, Steven Smith, John Morgan and William Stromberg; "Travels of a Gunslinger: The Making of Garden Of Evil," "Henry Hathaway: When The Going Gets Tough ...," restoration comparisons.
  • Rawhide (1951) Dir.: Henry Hathaway; Tyrone Power, Susan Hayward, Edgar Buchanan, Hugh Marlowe, Dean Jagger. Extras: "Susan Hayward: Hollywood's Straight Shooter," "Shot It in Lone Pine!" restoration comparisons, still gallery.
  • The Gunfighter (1950) Dir.: henry King; Gregory Peck, Helen Westcott, Millard Mitchell.

Frank Sinatra 10th Anniversary Promotion: photoFrank Sinatra is widely held to be the greatest singer in American pop history and one of the most successful entertainers of the last century. Beginning May 13, Warner Home Video will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the passing of "The Chairman of the Board" by releasing a total of 22 of his films in five new collections, with 11 titles brand new to DVD. Reprise Records, Turner Classic Movies, MGM Home Entertainment and the United States Postal Service are also joining Warner Home Video for what will be an unprecedented month-long tribute to the man who left an everlasting impact on popular culture. Also available beginning May 13 will be an all-new CD collection; a television film festival and other specials and a commemorative postage stamp. The initiative is the first from the newly established Frank Sinatra Enterprises.

Frank Sinatra Collection: The Rat Pack Ultimate Collector's Edition Four-disc set commemorating the 10th anniversary of the passing of "The Chairman of the Board" on May 14, 1998. $59.92 for the collection; $12.97 individual titles (except "Sergeant's 3," which is only available as part of the collection). (Warner).
  • Ocean's Eleven (1960) Dir.: Lewis Milestone; Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Angie Dickinson, Richard Conte, Cesar Romero, Patrice Wymore, Joey Bishop, Akim Tamiroff, Henry Silva, Ilka Chase, Buddy Lester. Extras: Commentary by Frank Sinatra Jr. and Angie Dickinson, interactive "Las Vegas Then and Now" map and casino vignettes, "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson excerpt featuring guest host Frank Sinatra and guest Angie Dickinson, cast/filmmaker profiles.
  • 4 For Texas (1963) Dir.: Robert Aldrich; Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Anita Ekberg, Ursula Andress, Charles Bronson, Victor Buono. Extras: Vintage making-of featurette, cast/filmmaker profiles.
  • Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964) Dir.: Gordon Douglas; Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Bing Crosby, Peter Falk, Barbara Rush, Victor Buono. Extras: Commentary by Frank Sinatra Jr., vintage featurette "What They Did to Robin Hood," cast/filmmaker profiles.
  • Sergeant's 3 (1962) Dir.: John Sturges; Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. , Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop, Henry Silva, Ruta Lee, Buddy Lester. Extras: Commentary by Frank Sinatra Jr.

Frank Sinatra Collection: The Golden Years Five-disc set commemorating the 10th anniversary of the passing of "The Chairman of the Board" on May 14, 1998. $39.92 the collection; $12.97 individual titles. (Warner).
  • None but the Brave (1965) Dir.: Frank Sinatra; Frank Sinatra, Clint Walker, Tommy Sands, Brad Dexter.
  • The Man With the Golden Arm (1955) Dir.: Otto Preminger; Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker, Kim Novak, Arnold Stang, Darren McGavin. Extras: New Featurette: "Shoot Up/Shoot Out: The Story Behind The Man With the Golden Arm."
  • Some Came Running (1958) Dir.: Vincente Minnelli; Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, Martha Hyer, Arthur Kennedy. Extras: New Featurette: "The Story of Some Came Running" 'making-of' retrospective.
  • The Tender Trap (1955) Frank Sinatra, Debbie Reynolds, David Wayne, Celeste Holm, Lola Albright, Carolyn Jones. Extras: New Featurette: "Frank's Way," soundtrack remastered in 5.1 audio.
  • Marriage on the Rocks (1965) Frank Sinatra, Deborah Kerr, Dean Martin, Cesar Romero.

Frank Sinatra Collection: The Early Years Five-disc set commemorating the 10th anniversary of the passing of "The Chairman of the Board" on May 14, 1998. $39.92 the collection; $12.97 individual titles. (Warner).
  • Double Dynamite (1951) Jane Russell, Groucho Marx, Frank Sinatra.
  • It Happened in Brooklyn (1947) Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Peter Lawford, Jimmy Durante, Gloria Grahame.
  • Step Lively (1944 ) Frank Sinatra, George Murphy, Adolphe Menjou, Gloria DeHaven, Walter Slezak.
  • Higher and Higher (1943) Michele Morgan, Jack Haley, Frank Sinatra.
  • The Kissing Bandit (1948) Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, J. Carrol Naish.

Frank Sinatra & Gene Kelly Collection Three-disc set commemorating the 10th anniversary of the passing of "The Chairman of the Board" on May 14, 1998. $24.98 the collection; $12.97 individual titles. (Warner).
  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949) Dir.: Busby Berkeley; Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams, Gene Kelly, Betty Garrett, Edward Arnold. Extras: Deleted musical numbers Baby Doll and Boys and Girls Like You and Me, notes on Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly.
  • On the Town (1949) Dir.: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly; Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett, Ann Miller, Jules Munshin, Vera-Ellen.
  • Anchors Aweigh (1945) Dir.: George Sidney; Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly, Jose Iturbi, Dean Stockwell.

Sinatra (1992) Two-disc set of the Emmy-winning CBS-TV mini-series about Sinatra's remarkable life, with over two-dozen Sinatra standards. Stars Philip Casnoff, Olympia Dukakis, Joe Santos, Gina Gershon, Nina Siemaszko, Marcia Gay Harden, Bob Gunton, David Raynr. $19.98. (Warner).

Garfield and Friends: A Cat and His Hero Single-disc with15 episodes of "Garfield & Friends" series picked by creator Jim Davis, $14.98. (Fox).
A Good Man Is Hard to Find (2008) Deborah Cox, Golden Brooks, Hill Harper. Adaptation of the gospel stage play about the roles of black women in the 21st century. (Fox).
Graduation (2006) Shannon Lucio, Riley Smith, Chris Marquette, Chris Lowell, Adam Arkin, Aimee Garcia. Four high school friends -- just short of graduation -- plan a bank robbery to help one of their friends in need of financial assistance. Extras: Commentary, alternate opening, deleted scenes, blooper reel, storyboards. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
The Great Debaters (2007) Dir.: Denzel Washington; Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Kimberly Elise, Jumee Smollett, Nate Parker. Availabe as a single disc and in a two-disc special edition. Extras: Commentary by actor-director Denzel Washington (both versions), deleted scenes (both versions), documentary with original debaters, "Music of The Great Debaters," "Original Score With James Newton Howard," "Making of The Great Debaters," Wardrobe of The Great Debaters," "A Visit to Wiley College," "Poetry of Melvin Tolson (still gallery). (Weinstein Company/Genius Products).
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Special Edition (1981) Dir.: Steven Spielberg; Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliott, Alfred Molina. Timed for the release of "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." Extras: Raiders of the Lost Ark: An Introduction by Steven Spielberg & George Lucas"; "Indiana Jones: An Appreciation" by the cast and crew of "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"; "The Melting Face" recreation of the amazing physical effect of the villain's melting face in "Raiders"; "Storyboard Sequence -- The Well of Souls"; Galleries: llustrations & props, production photographs & portraits, effects/ILM, marketing; "Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures" Game demo and trailer. (Paramount).
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Special Edition (1984) Dir.: Steven Spielberg; Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Jonathan Ke Quan, Amrish Puri. Timed for the release of "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." Extras: "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom: An Introduction by Steven Spielberg & George Lucas"; "Creepy Crawlies"; "Locations" featurette, "Storyboard Sequence -- The Mine Cart Chase" Galleries: llustrations & props, production photographs & portraits, effects/ILM, marketing; "Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures" Game demo and trailer. (Paramount).
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Special Edition (1989) Dir.: Steven Spielberg; Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Denholm Elliott, Alison Doody, John Rhys-Davies, Julian Glover, River Phoenix.Timed for the release of "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." Extras: "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: An Introduction by Steven Spielberg & George Lucas"; "The Women: The American Film Institute Tribute" with the three Indiana Jones women (Karen Allen, Kate Capshaw and Alison Doody); "Friends and Enemies" discussion with Spielberg, Lucas and Indiana Jones writers; "Storyboard Sequence -- The Opening Sequence"; Galleries: llustrations & props, production photographs & portraits, effects/ILM, marketing; "Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures" Game demo and trailer. (Paramount).
La Chinoise (1968) Dir.: Jean-Luc Godard; Anne Wiazemsky, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Juliet Berto, Michel Semeniako. Restored and re-mastered. Extras: Never-before-released vintage footage such as a Godard editing table interview, Venice Film Festival press conference coverage, interview with Anne Wiazemsky, introduction by Colin McCabe (author of "Godard: A Portrait of the Artist at Seventy") and the original trailer. (Koch Lorber Films).
Le Gai Savoir (The Joy of Knowledge) (1968) Dir.: Jean-Luc Godard; Juliet Berto, Jean-Pierre Leaud. (Koch Lorber Films).
Little Devil (2007 - U.K. TV) Alex Caan, Robson Green, Maggie O'Neill, Maimie McCoy. When a 10-year-rold boy's good deeds can't keep his mother and father from planning a divorce, he decides that being bad is better. (BFS Entertainment).
The Lovers (1958) Dir.: Louis Malle; Jeanne Moreau, Jean-Marc Bory, Alain Cuny, Jose Luis de Villalonga. New, restored high-definition digital transfer of the complete, uncensored version. Extras: Selection of archival interviews with Louis Malle, actors Jeanne Moreau and Jose Luis de Villalonga, and writer Louise de Vilmorin; gallery of promotional material from the U.S. theatrical release; new essay by film historian Ginette Vincendeau. (The Criterion Collection).
Mad Money (2008) Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, Katie Holmes, Ted Danson, Roger Cross, Adam Rothenberg, Finesse Mitchell. Extras: Commentary by director Callie Khouri, “Makin' Money: Behind the Scenes of Mad Money.” (Anchor Bay).
The Magnificent Seven Complete Series Giftset Five-disc set with 17 episodes from the series' two seasons, plus four never-aired episodes, $49.98. (MGM).
Marvel Heroes Collection Boxed set with "X-Men," "X2: X-Men United Special Edition," "X-Men 3: The Last Stand," "Fantastic Four," "Fantastic Four 2," "Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes Volume 1," "Elektra" and "Daredevil"; $69.98. Extras: Marvel exclusive flipbook and CD ROM comic "The Origin of the Silver Surfer." (Fox).
Mission Impossible: The Fourth TV Season (1969-70) Seven-disc set with 26 episodes, $54.99. (Paramount).
Nora's Hair Salon 2 (2008) Stacey Dash, Tatyana Ali, Bobby Brown, MekhiPhifer. Sequel, with more adventures in the neighborhood hair salon. (Fox).
Numb (2007) Matthew Perry, Kevin Pollak, Mary Steenburgen. A chronically depressed screenwriter desperately tries to cure his condition when he meets the girl of his dreams. (Image Entertainment).
A Raisin in the Sun (2005) Sean Combs, Phylicia Rashad, Audra McDonald, Sanaa Lathan, John Stamos. Telefilm adaptation of the Tony-award winning 2004 Broadway revival; premiered on ABC February 25, 2008. Extras: Commentary by director Kenny Leon, "Dreams Worth While: The Journey of A Raisin in the Sun" featurette. (Sony).
The Rat Patrol Complete Series Giftset Seven-disc set with all 58 episodes, $49.98. (MGM).
Saturday Night Live: The Complete Third Season More of Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, John Belushi, Steve Martin, Al Franken and others. Seven-disc set with 20 episodes, $69.98. Extras: "Things We Did Last Summer" featurette, wardrobe test with John Belushi and Howard Shore. (Universal).
Sesame Street: Dinosaurs Elmo and Telly Monster invite pint-sized paleontologists in-training to use their imaginations to learn more about the Earth's ancient inhabitants; $14.93. (Genius Products).
The Shadow Riders (1982) Tom Selleck, Sam Elliott, Ben Johnson, Geoffrey Lewis, Katharine Ross. CBS Western telefilm based on the best-selling novel by Louis L'Amour. At the close of the Civil War, two brothers, who battled on opposing sides, return home to discover that their family has been kidnapped by rebel guerrillas who refuse to accept the defeat of the Confederacy; the brothers set out to rescue the women, who are in danger of being sold as slaves to a Mexican brothel. (Sony).
Stargate Infinity: The Complete Series Four-disc set with all 26 animated episodes, $34.99. Extras: Animated Stargate effects test, never-before-seen animated character walking models, original concept art. (Shout! Factory).
Summertime Fun! Collection of five Summertime-themed episodes from "Barney," "Bob the Builder," "Thomas & Friends," "Angelina Ballerina" and "Fireman Sam," $14.98. HIT Entertainment/Fox).
They Filmed the War in Color: Victory In Europe (2000 -- France) French director Rene-Jean Bouyer painstakingly researched and collected rare color footage from World War II and compiled it into a remarkable full-color documentary. These color fragments stolen from the 1940s finally deliver an opportunity to see war and peace just as millions of citizens, civilians and combatants had lived it: in color. "Victory In Europe" spans the peaceful times before German occupation to the harrowing events of the war and finally to joyful liberation. Features extraordinary first-person archival footage that captures military maneuvers, daily life, GI's and citizens celebrating their victory, Ernest Hemingway and Clark Gable visiting Normandy, the discovery of bodies at the Dachau Concentration Camp and many other shocking images; $19.98. (Koch Vision).
They Filmed the War in Color Set (2000 -- France) Includes "Victory in Europe" and "The Pacific War." The second film (not released separately) documents U.S. military action in response to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, an event that fully thrust the United States full force into World War II and turned it into a truly global conflict. American Marines and many of the great filmmakers of the day captured color footage of the events as they unfolded -- the Coral Sea in flames; Guadalcanal littered in corpses; rarely seen images of the deportation of U.S.; $34.98. (Koch Vision).
Twelfth Night (1969) Tommy Steele, Ralph Richardson, Alec Guinness and Joan Plowright star in this "ITV Saturday Night Theatre" version of the Bard's confection, $24.98. (Koch Vision).
Two and a Half Men: The Complete Third Season Four-disc set with 22 episodes, $44.98. Extras: Two featurettes, deleted scenes, gag reel. (Warner).
Untraceable (2008) Diane Lane, Colin Hanks, Erin Carufel, Billy Burke, Joseph Cross, Mary Beth Hurt. Extras: Commentary, four featurettes, Available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).
The Wager (2007) Randy Travis, Nancy Stafford, Jude Ciccolella, Candace Cameron Bure. When the life of a mega film star (Randy Travis) is destroyed right before the most important day of his life, his faith is put to the ultimate test. (Genius Products).
Youth Without Youth (2007) Dir.: Francis Ford Coppola; Tim Roth, Matt Damon, Alexandra Maria Lara, Bruno Ganz, Andre Hennicke. Available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).

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May 20

Amongst Women Two-disc set of the 1998 Irish miniseries set in 1950s rural Ireland about a brutal, domineering ex-IRA soldier who tries to keep his family together after the death of his wife -- but only succeeds in pushing his daughters and sons away; $34.98. (BFS Entertainment).
Ape Genius: What Separates Apes from Humans NOVA documentary explores the secret mental lives of apes and the crucial gap between ape intellects and our own; $19.95. (WGBH Boston Video).
Beyond Hatred (2007 -- France) In this deeply moving, award-winning documentary, a French family reflects on the vicious murder of their 29-year-old gay son by neofascist skinheads and courageously tries to move beyond feelings of hatred and revenge; $24.95. (First Run Features).
The Bill Engvall Show: The Complete First Season Single disc with eight episodes, $19.98. Extras: "Ask Bill" digital shorts, interviews, behind-the-scenes extras. (Warner).
Company (2008) Winner of the 2007 Tony Award. An era-defining classic is stunningly reinvented in this powerful Broadway production. Set in modern upper-crust Manhattan, "Company" is a funny, sophisticated exploration of love and commitment as seen through the eyes of a charming perpetual bachelor questioning his single state and his enthusiastically married, slightly envious friends. With a wise and witty Stephen Sondheim score. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Image Entertainment).
Dangerous Assignment: The Complete Television Collection (1952-53) Four-disc set with all 39 episodes of the action-packed television series, $39.98. Follows the adventures of U.S. Government agent Steve Mitchell (Brian Donlevy, who originated the role on radio) as he traveled the globe investigating cases of espionage, sabotage and other threats to national security. The dashing international operative had two prime directives: Get in and out of danger! (Infinity Entertainment).
Diary of the Dead (2008) Dir.: George A. Romero; Joshua Close, Scott Wentworth, Michelle Morgan, Joe Dinicol. While shooting their own low-budget horror movie, a group of young film students run into real-life zombies, ravenously walking corpses attacking and killing the living. Presented in a first-person style that heightens the reality of each encounter, the entire film is seen through footage from the students' camcorders, cell phones, security cameras and news footage. Extras: Commentary by writer-director George Romero, director of photography Adam Swica, editor Michael Doherty; featurettes: "Character Confessionals," "The First Week," "The Roots," "Familiar Voices," "For the Record: The Making of Diary of the Dead"; Myspace Short Film Contest winners. (Dimension Extreme/Weinstein Co./Genius Products).
A Dirty Carnival (2006) In-seong Jo. After being betrayed by a close friend, a rising gangster finds himself in a deadly fight to stay alive in this blood-drenched, martial-arts packed crime thriller from South Korea. (Genius Products).
Eclipse Series #9: The Delirious Fictions of William Klein Three-disc set with Klein's explosive, challenging cinema. "Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?" (1966): After a nearly decade as Vogue's most subversive fashion photographer, William Klein made this wild, pseudo-verite peek into the world of Parisian haute couture -- and was summarily released from his contract at the magazine. "Mr. Freedom" (1969): Klein moved into more blatantly political territory with this hilarious, angry Vietnam-era spoof of American foreign policy. Mr. Freedom (John Abbey), a bellowing good ol' boy superhero, decked out in copious football padding, jets off to France to curtail a Commie invasion from Switzerland. "The Model Couple" (1977): In 1977 France, the Ministry of the Future chooses two average, white, middle-class citizens for a national experiment. They will be monitored and displayed for six months in a model apartment outfitted with state-of-the-art products and nonstop surveillance -- the template for "a new city for the new man." $44.95. (The Criterion Collection).
Exes & Ohs: The Complete First Season All six episodes from TV's first-ever scripted dramedy about lesbians, $19.99. Extras: Cast and crew interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, "extrasodes," more. (Paramount).
The Flock (2007) Richard Gere, Claire Danes, KaDee Strickland, Russell Sams, Avril Lavigne. While training his young female replacement, a hyper-vigilant employee of the Dept. of Public Safety trails a missing girl who he is convinced is connected to a paroled sex offender. (Weinstein Co./Genius Products).
Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C: The Fourth Season (1967-68) Five-disc set with 30 episodes, $42,99. (Paramount).
Healing Cancer: From the Inside Out (2008) Mike Anderson, author of the book "The Rave Diet & Lifestyle," takes a look at the cancer industry with a critical eye to its failure to do what it claims to do -- find a cure. Instead, Anderson maintains that the multi-billion dollar "business of cancer" has dismissed any and all alternative treatments that will risk the financial abundance this disease has produced. $19.95. (Cinema Libre Studio Earth Now).
The Hunt for John Wilkes Booth History Channel documentary that looks at the 12 suspense-fueled days in April 1865 when John Wilkes Booth shocked America by eluding more than 10,000 Federal troops in one of the greatest manhunts in U.S. history; $19.95. (A&E Home Video).
If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969) Suzanne Pleshette, Ian McShane, Mildred Natwick, Murray Hamilton, Sandy Baron, Michael Constantine, Norman Fell, Peggy Cass, Marty Ingels. (MGM).
JAG: The Sixth Season (2000-01) Six-disc set with 24 episodes, $64.99. (Paramount).
James Stewart Westerns Collection Six-disc set with "Destry Rides Again," "Winchester '73," "Bend of the River," "The Far Country," "The Night Package" and "The Rare Breed," $39.98. (Universal).
The Jeff Corwin Experience: Season Two Three-disc set with 13 episodes, $24.95. (Animal Planet/Genius Products).
Killing Zelda Sparks (2007) Colm Feore, Vincent Kartheiser, Sarah Carter, Geoffrey Arend. Two old high school buddies decide to pull a vicious prank on meddling Zelda Sparks when she comes home to the small town of New Essex, but are appalled to learn that the prank may have taken a deadly turn. (Warner).
Lost Colony (2007 -- TV) Adrian Paul, Frida Show, Rhett Giles, Alex McArthur. Thriller based on one of the most shocking unsolved mysteries in American history: In 1587, over 100 brave men and women set sail from Great Britain to establish the first English colony in the new Americas. They landed on Roanoke Island off the coast of Virginia. They built a settlement, planted crops, and began their new lives in a new world. And then, one day, they disappeared ... without a trace. (Allumination FilmWorks).
Maggie Smith at the BBC Three-disc set with four productions starring Maggie Smith: "The Merchant of Venice" (1972), "The Millionairess" (1972), "A Bed Among the Lentils" (1988) and "Suddenly Last Summer" (1993). Extras: Two interviews from early in Smith's career. (BBC Video/Warner).
Meeting Resistance (2007) This daring, eye-opening film raises the veil of anonymity surrounding the Iraqi insurgency by meeting face to face with individuals who are passionately engaged in the struggle against coalition forces; $29.95. (First Run features).
The Muppet Show: The Complete Third Season Four-disc set with 24 episodes, $39.99. Extras: "A Company of Players" puppeteers behind-the-scenes featurette, "The Muppets on Puppets" documentary, "A Frog Is Born." (Disney).
National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets (2007) Dir.: Jon Turteltaub; Nicolas Cage, Jon Voight, Harvey Keitel, Ed Harris, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Bruce Greenwood, Helen Mirren. Availabe as a single-disc edition and a two-disc Gold Collector's edition. Extras: Commentary by director Jon Turteltaub, deleted scenes, "The Treasure Reel" of outtakes and bloopers, "Secrets of a Sequel" featurette, "The Book of Secrets on Location," "Inside the Library of Congress," "Knights of the Golden Circle," more. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Disney).
The New Maverick (1978 -- TV) James Garner and Jack Kelly reprise their roles as brothers Bret and Bart Maverick from the popular TV show "Maverick." The two old West sharpers are joined by their British cousin Beau's college-dropout son, Ben (Charles Frank). (Warner).
Night of the Living Dead 40th Anniversary Edition (1968) Dir.: George A. Romero; Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea. Extras: Commentary by writer-director George A. Romero, producer-actor Karl Hardman, actress Marilyn Eastman and writer John A. Russo; commentary by producer Russel W. Streiner, production manager Vince Survinski, Judith O'Dea, actor Bill Hinzman, actress Kyra Schon and actor Keith Wayne; "One for the Fire: The Legacy of Night of the Living Dead": "Ben Speaks: The Last Interview With Duane Jones"; "Speak of the Dead: A Conversation With Duane Jones"; original theatrical trailer; still gallery; original script DVD-ROM. (Weinstein Co./Genius Products).
The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968) Dir,: William Friedkin; Jason Robards, Britt Ekland, Forrest Tucker, Joseph Wiseman, Denholm Elliott, Elliott Gould. (MGM).
Oban Star-Racers 2: The Oban Cycle Two-disc set with all 13 Uncut Episodes of the 2-D and 3-D animated futuristic sci fi series, $19.99. (Shout! Factory).
Our House (2002) A groundbreaking documentary that explores what it's like to grow up with gay or lesbian parents. Traveling around the country, director Meema Spadola profiles the children of five diverse gay and lesbian families; $24.95. (First Run Features).
Park (2006) William Baldwin, Ricki Lake, Cheri Oteri, Melanie Lynskey. Eleven disaffected Angelenos find love and loss in unexpected ways all in one day in a public park in Los Angeles. (Monarch Home Video).
Penn and Teller Bullshit: Season Five (2007) Two-disc set with 10 episodes, $29.99. (Paramount).
The Reich Underground (2004 -- Germany) Long forgotten after the victorious American Army sealed them off from intruders, the sprawling underground labyrinths built by the Nazis to house armament factories are reopened for the first time in decades by a team of experts; $24.95. (First Run Features).
Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Hour: Volume One Two-disc set with seven episodes, $26.99. Extras: "The Story of Richie Rich" featurette. (Warner).
Robot Chicken: Star Wars (2007 -- TV) Adult Swim "Robot Chicken" special with voices of George Lucas, Joey Fatone, Malcolm McDowell, Breckin Meyer, Conan O'Brien. $14.97. Extras: Commentary, behind-the-scenes featurette, photo gallery, more. (Warner).
Strange Wilderness (2008) Steve Zahn, Allen Covert, Jonah Hill, Ashley Scott, Peter Dante, Harry Hamlin, Robert Patrick, Joe Don Baker, Justin Long, Jeff Garlin, Ernest Borgnine. Extras: "Cooker's Song" performed by Superbad's Jonah Hill, in-depth look at the turkey sequence, "Reel Comedy: Strange Wilderness" behind-the-scenes featurettes, deleted scenes, more. (Paramount).
Tom Selleck Western Collection Three-disc set with three Tom Selleck outings: "Crossfire Trail," "Last Stand at Saber River" and "Monte Walsh," $17.99. (Warner).
24 Season One Special Edition Seven-disc set with all 24 episodes, $59.98. Extras: Season One introduction by Kiefer Sutherland, new documentary "The Genesis of 24," five extended episodes, 25 extended and deleted scenes, alternate season finale ending, commentary on the series premiere episode by director Stephen Hopkins and director of photography Peter Levy, commentary on the series finale episode by director Stephen Hopkins and actress Leslie Hope, "The Rookie" online short films, alternate season finale ending. (Fox).
Vanaja (2006 -- India) Mamatha Bhukya , Urmila Dammannagari. Explores the chasm that divides classes in Southern India as a young girl struggles to come of age. Vanaja, a poor fisherman's 14-year-old daughter, goes to work in the house of the local Landlady in hope of learning the Kuchipudi dance, but matters turn ugly when the Landlady's son returns, pitching her into a battle of caste, class, animus and rape. Extras: Introductory featurette by director Rajnesh Domalpalli and actress Mamatha Bhukya, featurette of unabridged dances from the film, four shorts by director Domalpalli. (Emerging Pictures).
What Did You Do In The War, Daddy? (1966) Dir.: Blake Edwards; James Coburn, Dick Shawn, Sergio Fantoni, Giovanna Ralli, Aldo Ray, Harry Morgan, Carroll O'Connor. (MGM).
What Would Jesus Buy? (2007) From producer Morgan Spurlock, this documentary explores the depths of American consumerism during Christmas, as well as throughout the entire year. Join Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir as they go on a cross-country mission to save Christmas from the Shopocalypse: the end of mankind from consumerism, over-consumption and the fires of eternal debt. In environmentally friendly packaging that uses materials such as recycled paper and fiberboard. (Arts Alliance America).
ZakLand: The Shiny Surprise (2005) Live-action/animated world filled with music and fun featuring Zak Morgan and his friends Marty the Bullfrog, Uncle Hank and the Can-Can Twins. In this feature for kids 3 to 8, everyone works together to help save the day after Hank's little brother Irwin eats King Shiny's special birthday surprise.; $14.98. (Porchlight Entertainment).

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May 27

Absolutely Fabulous: Absolutely Everything Nine-disc set with the complete series, plus four hours of extras, housed in a silver-quilted photo journal, $129.98. (BBC Video/Warner).
Cassandra's Dream (2007) Dir.: Woody Allen; Ewan McGregor, Colin Farrell, Tom Wilkinson, Hayley Atwell, Sally Hawkins. (The Weinstein Co./Genius Products).
Cleaner (2007) Dir.: Renny Harlin; Samuel L. Jackson, Ed Harris, Eva Mendes, Luis Guzman, Keke Palmer, Robert Forster. Tom Carver (Samuel L. Jackson) is an ex-cop who now makes his living decontaminating and cleaning up crime scenes. But when he's called in to sterilize a wealthy suburban residence after a brutal shooting, Carver is shocked to learn he may have unknowingly erased crucial evidence, entangling himself in a dirty criminal cover up. Extras: Commentary by director Renny Harlin, deleted scenes, bonus digital copy of the film. (Sony).
The Color Honeymooners Collection #3 Three-disc set with 12 episodes of the Jackie Gleason show that aired from Miami Beach in 1966-70, $39.98. (MPI Home Video).
Come Drink With Me (1966 -- Hong Kong) Cheng Pei-pei, Yueh Wah, Jackie Chan. A female agent, Golden Swallow, infiltrates an evil gang of bandits with the help of kung fu master Drunken Cat in order to rescue her brother, the son of the Governor. Extras: Commentary by actress Cheng Pei-pei and Hong Kong cinema expert Bey Logan, "The King and I": Acclaimed director Tsui Hark remembers King Hu, "Come Speak With Me" interview with Cheng Pei-Pei, "A Classic Remembered: A Retrospective With Hong Kong Cinema Expert Bey Logan," "The Drunken Master" interview with actor Yueh Wah. (Dragon Dynasty, Weinstein Company, Genius Products).
Cory in the House: Newt and Improved Edition Four episodes. Extras: "Breakin' Down Cory in the House" behind-the-scenes featurette, music video. (Disney).
Cranford (2005) Judi Dench, Imelda Staunton, Michael Gambon, Eileen Atkins. PBS Masterpiece Theatre series adapted from Mary Gaskell's classic novels of small town gossip, secrets and romance. (BBC Video/Warner).
Darfur Now (2007) Inspiring documentary follows six people (with actor Don Cheadle) who are striving to end the suffering in Sudan's war-ravaged Darfur. Enclosed in environmentally friendly DVD packaging. $4.99. (Warner).
The Dario Argento Box Set Five-disc set with "Tenebre," "Phenomena," "Trauma," "The Card Player" and "Do You Like Hitchcock?" remastered from original vault elements and presented uncut and uncensored; $19.97. (Anchor Bay).
Diary of a Spider ... And More Cute Critter Stories Scholastic's latest volume of animated adaptations of award-winning children's books. The title story, from the best-selling picture book by Doreen Cronin, is a sequel to "Diary of a Worm", but this time, the spider is the star. Includes four more critter stories: "Roberto the Insect Architect," "Norman the Doorman," "The Mysterious Tadpole" and "The Story of the Dancing Frog." $14.95. Extras: Read-Along option. (Scholastic Storybook Treasures).
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (2008 - TV) Dougray Scott, Krista Bridges, Tom Skerritt. Updated remake of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic has Jekyll transformed into Hyde by toxic chemicals. (Genius Products).
The Four-Winged Dinosaur: Mircoraptors and the Bird Origin Debate NOVA documentary investigates fossils of bizarre feathered dinosaurs, which have rekindled a fierce, decades-long debate over the origin of bird flight; $19.95. (WGBH Boston Video).
Full Throttle Adrenaline: Volumes 1 & 2 A turbo-charged spin with NASCAR's greatest drivers as they offer first-hand what it's like to go face-to-face with the bump-and-run boys, what the G-force pressures of racing feels like, and the skills and focus needed to stay off the wall and in the victory lane. Includes interviews with Greg Biffle, Jeff Burton, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Bobbi Labonte, Mark Martin, Casey Mears and Michael Waltrip. $24.95. (A&E Home Video).
Grace Is Gone (2007) John Cusack, Shelan O'Keefe, Gracie Bednarczyk. Extras: "A Conversation On Grace Is Gone" with director James Strouse and Cusack; "Inspiration of Grace Is Gone" the real story; profile of TAPS, the organization that provides support for people whot have lost loved ones to war. (Weinstein Co./Genius products).
The Grand: Complete Collection Five-disc set with all 18 episodes of the British series that takes place at an opulent hotel in Manchester, England during the Roaring '20s; $59.99. (Acorn Media).
Grizzly Park (2008) Glenn Morshower, Randy Wayne, Zulay Henao, Emily Foxler, Brody the Bear. Eight rebellious young adults are sent to do community service at Grizzly Park where they're hunted by an escaped serial killer as well as by the animals of the forest. (Allumination FilmWorks).
Gunsmoke: The Second Season, Volume Two (1957) Three-disc set with 19 episodes, $39.99. (Paramount).
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: Volume Two Three-disc set with episodes 14-26 from the popular 2002 revival, $26.98. Extras: The original "Morals" segment for each episode; commentary on three episodes with director Gary Hartle, story editor Dean Sefan and writer Steve Melching, moderated by Ian Richter; "He-Man Villains" sketch gallery; "He-Man Villains" still gallery; background gallery; complete animatics of four episodes; scripts; eight-page booklet; two "Masters of the Universe" collectible art cards. (BCI Entertainment).
Heroes of the East (1979 -- Hong Long) Gordon Liu, When a Chinese kung fu master mistakenly insults the family of his new Japanese bride, he finds himself in a precarious situation to salvage his honor. To prove his loyalty and to regain the family's trust, he agrees to a series of duels with seven Japanese ninjas. Extras: Commentary by Hong Kong cinema expert Bey Logan, "Spotlight on a Legend: A Tribute to Celebrated Martial Arts Icon Lau Kar-Lueng," "Hero of Shaolin" interview with Gordon Liu, "Shaolin vs. Ninja: An Exploration of the Legendary Martial Arts Weapons Forms of China and Japan." (Dragon Dynasty, Weinstein Company, Genius Products).
Highlights of the 2008 Masters Tournament (2008) From Arnold Palmer's opening tee shot to Trevor Immelman's final putt, this is the official DVD of the Masters, with footage not seen on TV; $14.95. (Monarch Home Video).
Holocaust Three-disc set of the 1978 miniseries starring Joseph Bottoms, Tovah Feldshuh, Rosemary Harris, Ian Holm, Michael Moriarty, Meryl Streep, David Warner, James Woods, Fritz Weaver; $29.99. (Paramount).
If Love Hadn't Left Me Lonely (Lexie) (2004) Ice-T, Cindy Herron, Glenn Plummer, Richard Brooks, Gary Busey. A former music producer turned stockbroker tries to make his musical comeback with a beautiful singer-dancer from a nightclub. The pair fall in love despite the treachery of the players and gangsters that surround the music business. (Warner).
The Invaders: The First Season Five-disc set with 17 episodes of the classic alien invader series starring Roy Thinnes, $39.99. Extras: New episodic intro with Roy Thinnes on every episode, interview with Thinnes, commentary by series creator Larry Cohen. (Paramount).
Jackass Presents: Mat Hoffman's Tribute to Evel Knievel Working in conjunction with BMX legend Mat Hoffman, Johnny Knoxville hosts a super stunt spectacular in homage to the late, great Evel Knievel as some of the biggest names in extreme sports step up and risk life and limb in the spirit of the world-famous daredevil. Extras: "Thoughts on Evel Knievel," behind-the-scenes featurette, "Travis Pastrana Pit Session," "Knoxville's Hospital Visit," "Tattoo Montage," "Mat Hoffman's Career Retrospective," photo gallery, music videos, more. (Paramount).
The Lather Effect (2006) Connie Britton, Tate Donovan, Ione Skye, Eric Stoltz. When Valinda (Connie Britton) decides to reunite her high school friends from the '80s for a wild party, she suddenly realizes you truly can't go home again: It's a reunion fueled by the best music of the decade (hits by Billy Idol, Ramones, Simply Red, A-Ha, Night Ranger, Elvis Costello, and many more) that soon has emotions and arguments running wild. The group of now older, if not wiser, new wavers fondly reminisce about the glory days and come to grips with the fact that the best of times might be behind them. Extras: Commentary by writer-director Sarah Kelly, editor Darren Ayres and associate producer-actor Eric Stoltz; "The Making of The Lather Effect"; "The Cameron Effect"; "The Importance of Being an Ernest PA." (Anchor Bay).
Lipstick Jungle: Season One Two-disc set with seven episodes, $29.98. Extras: Deleted scenes. (Universal).
Love My Way: Series One Three-disc set with 10 episodes of the Australian family relationship series, $39.98. (BFS Entertainment).
Minutemen (2008) Jason Dolley, Luke Benward, Nicholas Braun, Chelsea Staub. Disney Channel comedy about three high school seniors who discover a way to go back in time to rectify their mistakes. Extras: Extended ending, behind-the-scenes featurette, Corbin Bleu music video. (Disney).
Modern Marvels: Engineering Disasters Five-disc set with 40 of the greatest man-made disasters in history; $39.95. (A&E Home Video).
Monsterquest: The Complete Season One Four-disc set with 13 episodes of the History Channel series that entertains, informs and hopefully uncovers the truth behind legendary monsters. $39.95. (A&E Home Video).
Most High (2004) Marty Sader, Laura Keys. Drama explores the horrors of meth addiction. (MPI Home Video).
Muhammad: The Last Prophet (2002) Animated story of Islam and its Prophet. (MPI Home Video).
A Panda Is Born/Baby Panda's First Year Animal Planet double feature, $14.95. (Genius Products).
Rambo (2009) Dir.: Sylvester Stallone; Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Paul Schulze, Matthew Marsden, Graham McTavish, Rey Gallegos, Tim Kang, Jake LaBotz, Maung Maung Khin, Ken Howard. In single-disc and two-disc special edition with extras. Extras: Commentary by Stallone, six featurettes, digital copy of the feature. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Lionsgate).
Rawhide: Season Three, Volume One (1960-61) Four-disc set with 15 episodes, $42.99. (Paramount).
Shelter (2007) Trevor Wright, Brad Rowe, Tina Holmes. Gay surfing melodrama about an art student who gives up his dreams when he has to work at a diner to support his family, along the way falling for his best friend's older brother. First project to be produced under here! Networks' Independent Film Initiative.Extras: Photo gallery, music video, production commentary. (Genius Products).
Suspension (2008) Scott Cordes, Annie Tedesco, Caroline Vinciguerra, Dan Nichols, David Fritts. A man loses his family in an automobile accident but gains the power to stop time and prevent accidents from befalling others. (Warner).
The Take (2007) John Leguizamo, Tyrese Gibson, Rosie Perez, Bobby Cannavale, Roger Guenveur Smith. Felix De La Pena is an armored car driver struggling to make ends meet for his wife and two kids in East L.A.'s Boyle Heights neighborhood. But their lives are thrown into chaos after Felix miraculously survives a violent on-the-job hijacking and becomes obsessed with tracking down his attackers before they frame him for the crimes they committed. Extras: Commentary by director Brad Furman and cinematographer Lukas Ettlin, behind-the-scenes featurette, deleted scenes. (Sony).
The Thief of Bagdad (1940) Co-directed by Michael Powell and Ludwig Berger; Conrad Veidt, Sabu, John Justin, June Duprez, Rex Ingram. Restored digital transfer. Extras: Two audio commentaries: one featuring renowned directors Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese, and one with film and music historian Bruce Eder; new interviews with special-effects experts Ray Harryhausen, Dennis Muren, and Craig Barron about the technical achievements of "The Thief of Bagdad"; "The Lion Has Wings" (1940), Alexander Korda's propaganda film for the English war effort, made during "The Thief of Bagdad's" production hiatus; excerpts from co-director Michael Powell's audio dictations for his autobiography; selections of music by composer Miklos Rozsa not used in the final film; stills gallery featuring rare Dufaycolor images of the film's production; booklet featuring new essays by critics Andrew Moor and Ian Christie. (The Criterion Collection).
The Three Stooges Collection Volume Two: 1937-1939 Two-disc set with 24 digitally remastered shorts, chronologically organized by the original release dates; $24.96. (Sony).
Typhoon (2005 - South Korea) Dong-Kun Jang, David McInnis. A ruthless, modern-day pirate seeks revenge for a history of murder on his family and steals a ship carrying enough nuclear waste to destroy millions. (Genius Products).
Valentina's Tango (2007) Guillermina Quiriga, Jordi Caballero. A beautiful tango dancer slowly slips into insanity while her loved ones do everything in their power to salvage the damaged woman's mental health as they too become caught up by the madness that consumes her. (MTI Home Video).
Visions of Hell: The Films of Jim Vanbebber Four-disc collection of brutal and infamous films: "The Manson Family," "Deadbeat at dawn," "My Sweet Satan," "Roadkill: The Last Days of John Martin," "Doper," "Kata" and "Into the Black"; $39.98. Extras: Commentary, more. (MPI Home Video).
The Walker (2007) Dir.: Paul Schrader; Woody Harrelson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lauren Bacall, Ned Beatty, Moritz Bleibtreu, Mary Beth Hurt, Lily Tomlin, Willem Dafoe. Set in Washington, D.C., Paul Schrader's chamber drama of sorts follows Carter Page (Woody Harrelson), a popular socialite who serves as confidant, companion and card player to the wives of the most powerful men in America. When his dearest friend finds herself on the brink of scandal, he covers for her, only to find himself the chief suspect in a criminal investigation -- and ostracized by the ladies' club. Extras: "The Making of The Walker." (ThinkFilm).

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