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DVD Release List – 1/13/09

This is one of those DVD release weeks that encourages regular DVD shoppers and/or renters to go a little deeper than the big titles and well-known names. For example, if you’re caught up with all of 2008’s awards-bait, you might be ready for some modest-but-satisfying entertainment on the order of the Ed Harris/Viggo Mortensen western Appaloosa, or the prim literary adaptation Brideshead Revisited. Or if you’re well versed in the canon of world cinema, perhaps you could try broadening that canon by watching the acclaimed 1990 Russian film Taxi Blues, or Criterion’s quartet of Roberto Rossellini films (three in an Ecliplse box set, and one, the well-regarded The Taking Of Power By Louis XIV, all by its lonesome). And are you as much of an expert in British TV as you should be? Have you seen the sex-drugs-and-angst-filled teen drama Skins? Or Steve Coogan’s very funny Saxondale, about a middle-aged ex-roadie dealing with his pathetic non-rocking life? Well, you should.

You should also think about checking out two fine documentaries on this week’s list: The Order Of Myths, about the enduring traditions of segregation in an Alabama community, and the abstract Our Daily Bread, about the inefficiencies of global food production. The former is moving; the latter eerie. Both are worth your time.


All Roads Lead Home

Starz/Anchor Bay, $26.97

American Fusion

Image, $27.98


New Line, $28.98; Blu-ray, $35.99

Balls Out: Gary The Tennis Coach

Sony, $24.96


Image, $27.98

Brick Lane

Sony, $28.96

Brideshead Revisited

Miramax, $29.99

Bustin’ Down The Door

Universal, $24.98

Captains And The Kings

Koch, $39.98

Choose Connor

Strand, $27.99

Dallas: The Complete Tenth Season

Warner, $39.98

Eclipse Series 14: Rossellini’s History Films – Renaissance And Enlightenment (Blaise Pascal / The Age Of The Medici / Cartesius)


Criterion, $59.95

The Family That Preys

Lionsgate, $29.95

Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence

Bandai, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.98

The Henry James Collection

BBC Warner, $49.98

Hit And Run

MGM, $28.98

House Of Payne: Volume Three

Lionsgate, $29.98

Humboldt County

Magnolia, $26.98

I Do

Lionsgate, $19.98

Imaginary Witness: Hollywood And The Holocaust

Koch Lorber, $24.98

A Knight In Camelot

Walt Disney, $14.99

Little Britain USA

HBO, $29.98

Lovejoy: The Complete Season Four

BBC Warner, $69.98

Make ‘Em Laugh: The Funny Business Of America

Rhino, $34.95

Man Vs. Wild: Season 2

Discovery, $24.98

Masterpiece Theater: God On Trial

WGBH, $24.95

Masterpiece Theater: The Last Enemy

WGBH, $29.99

Matlock: The Second Season

Paramount, $49.99


20th Century Fox, $29.99; Blu-ray, $39.99

Mr. Mike’s Mondo Video

Shout! Factory, $19.99

My Best Friend’s Girl

Lionsgate, $29.95; Blu-ray, $39.99

My Bloody Valentine

Lionsgate, $19.98

The Order Of Myths

New Yorker, $29.95

Our Daily Bread

Icarus, $29.98

Patti Smith: Dream Of Life

Vivendi, $24.98

Reba: Season 5

20th Century Fox, $29.98

Ring Of Death

Rhi, $14.95

Saxondale: Complete Seasons 1 & 2

BBC Warner, $39.98

Skins: Volume 1

BBC Warner, $39.98

Smart House

Walt Disney, $14.99

Stargate: The Ark Of Truth

20th Century Fox Blu-ray, $34.99


Dragon Dynasty, $18.99

Swing Vote

Touchstone/Disney, $29.99; Blu-ray, $34.99

The Taking Of Power By Louis XIV

Criterion, $29.95

Taxi Blues

Koch Lorber, $24.98

Tess Of The D’Urbervilles (2008)

BBC Warner, $34.98

‘Til Death: The Complete Second Season

Sony, $24.95

Tokyo Gore Police

Tokyo Shock, $19.99

Tyler Perry’s Marriage Counselor

Lionsgate, $19.98

Voltron: Volume 7

Media Blasters, $34.99

Walker, Texas Ranger: The Complete Sixth Season

Paramount, $49.99


Grodfilm, $14.95


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