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There are plenty of options on the DVD shelves this week for those who don’t care to watch brides at war or dogs checking into hotels. Fans of measured contemporary dramas ought to check out Brian Goodman’s gritty Boston crime saga What Doesn’t Kill You (featuring Mark Ruffalo as a drug-addicted crook having a hard time getting away from his friends) or Rod Lurie’s torn-from-the-headlines Nothing But The Truth (with Kate Beckinsale as Judith Miller, essentially). Fans of edgy genre fare might try the hyper-meta Jean-Claude Van Damme hostage thriller JCVD, or the ultra-violent French revenge flick Martyrs. Those who like really edgy genre fare should pick up the Criterion edition of Nagisa Oshima’s In The Realm Of The Senses, a violent and sexually explicit examination of a sadomasochistic relationship. (Or perhaps the Criterion disc of Stephen Frears’ 1984 neo-noir The Hit, which isn’t edgy in the slightest, but is very, very cool.)


Also of note this week are two excellent concert films: one featuring Pete Seeger playing before a huge crowd in Australia in 1963, and one featuring Wilco in an especially jammy mode on their last tour. Great songs on both, performed magnificently.

Alain Resnais: A Decade In Film (Life Is A Bed Of Roses/Love Unto Death/Melo/I Want To Go Home)


Kino, $49.95

American Dad!, Vol. 4

20th Century Fox, $39.98

The Booby Hatch

Synapse, $24.95

Bride Wars

20th Century Fox, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.99

Cargo 200

Disinformation, $24.95

The Centerfold Girls

Dark Sky, $14.98

The Cunning Little Vixen

Euroarts, $28.98

The Da Vinci Code

Sony Blu-ray, $38.96

Deadly Sweet

Cult Epics, $29.95

Empire Of Passion

Criterion, $29.95

Frost/Nixon: The Complete Interviews

Liberation, $39.95

Gangland: The Complete Season Three

A&E, $34.95

Glen And Randa

VCI, $19.99

Hallelujah!: The Complete Collection

Acorn, $39.99

The Hit

Criterion, $29.95

Hotel For Dogs

Paramount, $29.99; Blu-ray, $39.99

In The Realm Of The Senses

Criterion, $39.95; Blu-ray, $39.95


Peace Arch, $19.99; Blu-ray, $34.99

Jetsons: The Movie

Universal, $14.98

Johnny Got His Gun

Shout! Factory, $19.99

Legally Blondes

MGM, $26.98

Little Dorrit

BBC Warner, $49.98

The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie

Warner, $14.98


Weinstein, $19.97

Milking The Rhino

Facets, $29.95

Mission: Impossible – The Sixth TV Season

Paramount, $49.99

Naked Rashomon

Mondo Macabro, $24.95

Never Surrender

Lionsgate, $26.98

Nothing But The Truth

Sony, $24.96

One-Eyed Monster

Liberation, $24.95

Pete Seeger: Live In Australia 1963

Acorn, $24.99

The Price Of Sugar

New Yorker, $29.95

Pulling: The Complete First Season

MPI, $24.98

Rookies: The Complete Season One

A&E, $19.95

Sex & Lies In Sin City

Sony, $24.96

The She-Beast

Dark Sky, $14.98

Spin City: The Complete Second Season

Shout! Factory, $39.99

Star Trek: The Original Series – Season One

Paramount Blu-ray, $129.99

Stephen King Presents Kingdom Hospital: The Entire Series

Madacy, $24.98

Streisand: The Concerts

Hip-O, $34.98


Zeitgeist, $29.99

TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: WWII – Battlefront Asia (Bataan/Back To Bataan/The Green Berets/Destination Tokyo)


Warner, $27.92

UFO Hunters: The Complete Season Two

A&E, $39.95

The Uninvited

Dreamworks, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.99

The Waltons: The Complete Ninth Season

Warner, $39.98

What Doesn’t Kill You

Sony, $24.96; Blu-ray, $34.95

While She Was Out

Starz/Anchor Bay, $27.97

Wilco Live: Ashes Of American Flags

Nonesuch, $19.98

X-Men: The Animated Series – Vol. 1

Disney, $23.99

X-Men: The Animated Series – Vol. 2

Disney, $23.99


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