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DVD/BD Release List – 05/18/10

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A couple of worthy Oscar nominees—the Clint Eastwood-directed South African rugby docudrama Invictus and the splendidly acted homefront melodrama The Messenger—top-line this week’s list, though there’s even more noteworthy items in the foreign language section. Andre Techiné’s The Girl On The Train is a fine addition to a formidable director’s filmography, pivoting off the true story of a young woman who lies about an anti-semitic attack, while the latest Eclipse box set digs into the experimental, taboo-testing ‘60s films of Nagisa Oshima. And Belarussian documentarian Victor Dashuk explicates submission and dissidence in the powerful paired films Long Knives Night and Reporting From A Rabbit Hutch, now available on a single DVD.


The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela
E1, $19.98

American Bandits: Frank & Jesse James
E1, $24.98; Blu-ray, $24.98

American Radical: The Trials Of Norman Finkelstein
Typecast, $24.99

Animal Stories: The Complete 52 Episode Series
Mill Creek, $14.98

The Barbara Stanwyck Show: Volume Two
E1, $29.98

Carlito’s Way
Universal Blu-ray, $26.98

Confessions Of A Porn Addict
Phase 4, $29.99

First Run, $24.95

Defenders Of The Earth: The Complete 65 Episode Series
Mill Creek, $24.98

The Disappeared
MPI, $24.98

Eclipse Series 21: Oshima’s Outlaw Sixties
Criterion, $69.95

Enemies Among Us
Phase 4, $29.99

Extraordinary Measures
Sony, $28.95; Blu-ray, $34.95

Everyman’s War
Virgil, $24.99

Exploitation Cinema: Lonely Wives/Sorry Wrong Bedroom
Code Red, $14.98

Exploitation Cinema: Wacky Taxi/Superargo
Code Red, $14.98

Gamera: The Giant Monster
Shout! Factory, $19.93

The Girl On The Train
Strand, $27.99

The Greatest American Hero: The Complete Series
Mill Creek, $29.98

Hard Ride To Hell
Vivendi, $19.93

Hunter: The Complete Second Season
Mill Creek, $14.98

Warner Bros, $28.98; Blu-ray, $35.99

The Jeff Dunham Show
Comedy Central, $16.99

Law & Order: Criminal Intent - The Fifth Year
Universal, $59.98

The Legend Of Prince Valiant: The Complete 65 Episode Series
Mill Creek, $24.98

Long Knives Night & Reporting From A Rabbit Hutch
Seminal, $19.98

The Louis L’Amour Western Collection: The Sacketts/Conagher/Catlow
Warner, $19.98

The Messenger
Oscilloscope, $29.99; Blu-ray, $34.99

Minder: Season One
BFS, $49.98

Minder: Season Two
BFS, $49.98

E1, $24.98

Mutant Vampire Zombies From The Hood
Seminal, $24.98

The Navy Vs. The Night Monsters
MVD, $12.95

The New Daughter
Anchor Bay, $29.98; Blu-ray, $34.98

9 Songs
Vivendi Blu-ray, $24.97

Vivendi, ; Blu-ray, $19.97

Phase 4, $14.99

The Spy Next Door
Lionsgate, $29.95; Blu-ray, $39.99

Code Red, $19.98

30 Days: The Complete Series
Virgil, $29.99

3 Idiots
Big Pictures, $19.99

Valentine’s Day
New Line, $28.98; Blu-ray, $35.99

Waiting For Armageddon
First Run, $24.95

Criterion, $39.95; Blu-ray, $39.95