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DVD Release List – 8/18/09

A lot of good stuff this week. The first season of one of 2008’s best new TV series, Sons Of Anarchy, arrives on DVD in plenty of time for newcomers to get caught up in advance of Season Two. Arthouse fans have some tough choices to make, deciding where to skew old and pick up the new edition of John Cassavetes’ psychodrama Husbands (or the Criterion Blu-rays of Jacques Tati’s exquisite Playtime and Akira Kurosawa’s gorgeous Kagemusha); or skew new and go for the erratic but oft-thrilling Tilda Swinton vehicle Julia (or the fine boxing documentary Tyson). There’s even plenty for the nostalgists to cling to this week, be it the ‘80s teen sexploitation favorites Hardbodies and Spring Break, or a nice-looking set of Japanese monster movies from Toho, or the trippy and philosophical Disney short Donald In Mathmagic Land. But why wait on the latter? You can watch it on-line right now! (Can’t make the same promise for Hardbodies.)

Absurdistan

First Run Features, $24.95

The Adventures Of Tintin: Vols. 1-5

Universal, $55.98

The Adventures Of Tintin: Vols. 6-10

Universal, $55.98

Angry Monk

First Run Features, $24.95

The Beast: Season One

Sony, $39.95

Brave Archer And His Mate

Well Go USA, $14.98

Bridge To Nowhere

Image, $27.98

Dexter: The Complete Third Season

Showtime/Paramount, $42,99; Blu-ray, $57.99

The Diary Of A Nobody

Acorn, $29.99

Dirty Sexy Money: The Complete Second (And Final) Season

ABC, $39.99

Donald In Mathmagic Land

Walt Disney, $14.99

Eli Stone: The Complete Second Season

ABC, $39.99

Everybody Hates Chris: The Final Season

Paramount, $39.98

Final Destination Collection

New Line, $24.98

The 5 Deadly Venoms

Weinstein/Dragon Dynasty, $19.97

The Garden

Oscilloscope, $29.99

Ghost Adventures: Season One

Discovery, $19.98

Go

Sony Blu-ray, $28.95

The Golden Boys

Lionsgate, $27.98

Gossip Girl: The Complete Second Season

Warner, $59.98

Greek: Chapter Three

Walt Disney, $39.99

Hannah Montana: The Movie

Walt Disney, $29.99/$39.99; Blu-ray, $44.99

Hardbodies Collection

Starz/Anchor Bay, $14.98

The Helen West Casebook

Acorn, $49.99

Husbands

Sony, $19.94

iCarly: Season Two, Vol. 1

Nickelodeon, $26.98

Icons Of Sci-Fi – Toho Collection: Battle In Outer Space/The H Man/Mothra

Sony, $24.96

Inglorious Bastards 2: Hell Heroes

Asia Vision, $9.98

Julia

Magnolia, $26.98

Kagemusha

Criterion Blu-ray, $39.98

Last House On The Left (2009)

Universal, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.98

The Last Starfighter

Universal, $19.98; Blu-ray, $29.98

Man Vs. Wild: Season Three

Discovery, $24.98

Pete’s Dragon

Walt Disney, $29.99

Playtime

Criterion Blu-ray, $39.98

Simon & Simon: Season Three

Shout! Factory, $49.99

The Simpsons: The Complete Twelfth Season

20th Century Fox, $49.98

Sons Of Anarchy: Season One

20th Century Fox, $49.98; Blu-ray, $59.99

Spring Break

Starz/Anchor Bay, $14.98

Surveillance

Magnolia, $26.98; Blu-ray, $34.98

The Swan Princess

Sony, $14.94

The Swan Princess And The Secret Of The Castle

Sony, $14.94

These Old Broads

Sony, $14.94

Total Drama Island: The Complete Series

Warner, $34.99

Tyson

Sony Pictures Classics, $28.96; Blu-ray, $39.95

Wyvern

Rhi, $14.95

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