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DVD Release List – 6/23/09

This week’s DVD Release List invites you to take a tour through art-house cinema’s past and present (and future?). Start at the dawn of the ‘60s with Alain Resnais’ beguiling, frustrating existential mystery play Last Year At Marienbad, now available in a sparkling Criterion Blu-ray edition. (Full review coming tomorrow.) Then jump ahead to 1981 for the chatty, casually profound My Dinner With Andre. (Full review available last week.) Then move on to 1988, and Mike Leigh’s Thatcher-era class-war comedy High Hopes, the film that really put him on the map with American audiences. Then end with two interesting indies from this past year: the family drama Phoebe In Wonderland (starring Elle Fanning as a girl who uses her role in a school play to help her overcome an undiagnosed social disorder) and Waltz With Bashir (an animated documentary that uses the filmmaker’s hazy rcollections of a massacre to explore where dreams and memories intersect).

Alice’s House

IndiePix, $24.95

At The Death House Door

Facets, $29.95

Backwoods

Genius Products, $14.95

The Bible Unearthed: The Making Of A Religion

First Run, $29.95

Blood Ties: The Complete Season One

Vivendi, $26.99

Bob Funk

Magnolia, $26.98

Catlow

Warner, $14.98

The Code

First Look, $28.98; Blu-ray, $28.98

Confessions Of A Shopaholic

Touchstone, $29.99/$32.99; Blu-ray, $39.99

Diary Of A Suicide

Facets, $29.95

Dragon Hunters

Peace Arch, $14.99 ; Blu-ray, $22.99

Fema City

Vanguard, $19.95

The Girls Next Door: Season Five

20th Century Fox, $29.98

High Hopes

BFS, $24.98

Home

Monterey, $26.95

Inkheart

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

Jackie Mason: The Ultimate Jew

Vivendi, $19.99

John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band: Live In Toronto ’69

Shout! Factory, $14.98

Karl May

Facets, $59.95

Last Year At Marienbad

Criterion, $39.95; Blu-ray, $39.95

Legend Of The Bog

Lionsgate, $26.98

Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress And The Tangerine

Zeitgeist, $29.99

The Monster Squad: The Complete Collection

Virgil, $29.95

Mr. Troop Mom

Warner, $27.98; Blu-ray, $35.99

My Dinner With Andre

Criterion, $39.95

My Dinner With Jimi

Micro Werks, $14.98

Our City Dreams

First Run, $24.95

Phoebe In Wonderland

Image, $27.98

Pick Up The Mic

Rhino, $21.98

Pink Panther 2

MGM, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.99

Reba: The Complete Sixth Season

20th Century Fox, $24.98

Simon Says

Lionsgate, $26.98

Table For Three

Anchor Bay, $26.97

Tom And Jerry: The Chuck Jones Collection

Warner, $26.98

Waltz With Bashir

Sony, $28.96; Blu-ray, $39.95

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