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DVD Release List – 1/20/09

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Gotta keep these introductory comments short, since I’m posting in between seeing a bunch of Sundance movies. Though to be honest, there’s not a lot to tout this week anyway. Criterion—as usual—has the goods, with a well-designed two-disc edition of Magnificent Obsession (featuring both the John Stahl and Douglas Sirk versions), as well as DVD and Blu-ray editions of Gregory Nava’s acclaimed early ‘80s indie El Norte. On the cult TV front, you can treat yourself to complete editions of the docu-series MGM: When The Lion Roars and the cheeky superhero cartoon Powerpuff Girls. Lastly, this is a strong week for interesting misfires, including the gothic computer animated Igor, the beautifully designed (but dramatically inert) City Of Ember, and the atonal horror musical Repo! The Genetic Opera. Beyond that, you’re on your own.

Now back to the screening room.


New Line, $27.98; Blu-ray, $35.99

Boogeyman 3

Sony, $24.96

Calexico: Live From Austin, TX

New West, $16.98

Center Stage: Turn It Up

Sony, $24.96

Charlie & Me

Cypress, $14.95

The Children Of Huang Shi

Sony, $28.96

Children Of The Stones

Acorn, $24.99

Chris Rock: Kill The Messenger

HBO, $19.98/$29.98

City Of Ember

20th Century Fox, $29.99

Cold Prey

Starz/Anchor Bay, $26.97

Confessions Of An Action Star

Vivendi, $19.99

The Deal

Peace Arch, $29.99; Blu-ray, $34.99

El Norte

Criterion, $39.95 ; Blu-ray, $39.95

Elsa & Fred

Navarre, $24.98

The End Of America

Indiepix, $24.95/$29.95

Emergency!: Season Five

Universal, $39.98

The Express

Universal, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.98

Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention: In The ‘60s

Video Music, $19.95

George Wallace

Warner, $24.98

The Great Polar Bear Adventure

Genius, $14.95

Henry Poole Is Here

Anchor Bay, $29.98 ; Blu-ray, $39.98


MGM, $29.99; Blu-ray, $39.98

Jurassic Fight Club: Season One

A&E, $39.95

Katt Williams Presents: Katthouse Comedy

Salient, $14.99

King Frat

Televista, $24.95

King Of The Hill (2007)

Dimension Extreme, $19.98

The Last Detective: Complete Collection

Acorn, $99.99

Magnificent Obsession

Criterion, $39.95

Max Payne

20th Century Fox, $29.98/$34.98; Blu-ray, $39.98

MGM: When The Lion Roars

Warner, $29.98

Moonlight: The Complete Series

Warner, $39.98

My Three Sons: The First Season, Vol. 2

Paramount, $39.98

Poison Ivy 4: The Secret Society

New Line, $27.98

The Powerpuff Girls: The Complete Series

Turner, $59.98

Repo! The Genetic Opera

Lionsgate, $19.98; Blu-ray, $29.99

The Rockford Files: Season Six

Universal, $39.98

Save Me

First Run, $24.95

Saw V

Lionsgate $29.95/$39.98; Blu-ray, $39.99

Secrets Of Body Language

A&E, $24.95

Spain… On The Road Again

Docurama, $39.95

Stripper Academy

Maverick, $16.98

This American Life: Season Two

Borders, $19.98

Triage: Dr. James Orbinski’s Humanitarian Dilemma

Docurama, $26.95

Vacancy 2: The First Cut

Sony, $24.96


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