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DVD Release List – 8/25/09

It’s another strong week in the DVD biz, highlighted by one of 2009’s most underrated big studio releases, the pointed corporate spy caper Duplicity. The indies and semi-indies are in fine form too, with the home video debuts of Rahmin Bahrani’s Goodbye Solo, the soldier-comes-home drama American Son, and the post-grad hang-out comedy/romance Adventureland. Criterion has one of its most formidable slates in months, featuring Whit Stillman’s Last Days Of Disco and Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielmann (reviews of both coming tomorrow), and a set of cracklingly good late ‘50s/early ‘60s Japanese crime films from the company’s Eclipse line. (Review of that coming next week.) And though you could’ve seen Patton Oswalt’s latest stand-up special for free this past weekend on cable, the DVD version is uncensored, and features a very cool cover that has cartoonist Ivan Brunetti mimicking old Jack Chick tracts. That’s worth the list price right there.


R2, $14.99


Miramax, $29.99; Blu-ray, $44.99

The Adventures Of Robin Hood: The Complete Fourth Season

Mill Creek, $14.98

The Adventures Of Robin Hood: The Complete Series

Mill Creek, $29.98

American Son

Miramax, $29.99

Art Of War

A&E, $14.95

Batman – The Brave And The Bold: Volume One

Warner, $14.98

Battles B.C.: The Complete Season One

A&E, $29.95


Mill Creek, $14.98

Boot Camp

MGM, $26.98

Californication: The Complete Second Season

Showtime/Paramount, $42.99

The Complete Billy Jack Collection

Image, $29.98

Dungeons & Dragons: The Animated Series

Mill Creek, $24.98


Universal, $29.99; Blu-ray, $39.98

Eclipse Series 17: Nikkatsu Noir

Criterion, $69.98


Universal, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.98

Fire And Ice

Blue Underground Blu-ray, $34.95


Lionsgate, $26.98

Full Grown Men

Liberation, $19.95

Goodbye Solo

Lionsgate, $27.98

Green Street Hooligans 2

Vivendi, $26.99

Here’s Lucy: Season One

MPI, $29.98

House, M.D.: Season Five

Universal, $59.98

How Bruce Lee Changed The World

A&E, $19.95

How The Earth Was Made: The Complete Season One

A&E, $39.95

The Informers

Senator, $24.96; Blu-ray, $34.95

Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai Du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

Criterion, $39.98

The Last Days Of Disco

Criterion, $39.98

Lie To Me: Season One

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

Life: Season Two

Universal, $59.98

The Mama Cass Television Program

Classic World, $14.98

Mistral’s Daughter

E1, $39.98

Mushi-shi: The Movie

Funimation, $24.98

NCIS: The Complete Sixth Season

Paramount, $55.98

New Tricks: Season One

BBC Warner, $39.98

Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad

Tokyo Shock, $19.99

One Tree Hill: The Complete Sixth Season

Warner, $59.98

Patton Oswalt: My Weakness Is Strong

Warner, $14.98


R2, $14.99

Rudo Y Cursi

Sony, $28.96; Blu-ray, $39.95

Samantha Who?: The Complete Second (And Final) Season

ABC, $39.99


Severin, $19.95; Blu-ray, $34.98

Scrubs: The Complete Eighth Season

ABC, $39.99

Second Skin

Liberation, $19.95

Sick Girl

Synapse, $19.95

Smallville: The Complete Eighth Season

Warner, $59.98; Blu-ray, $79.98

Sonny With A Chance: Sonny’s Big Break

Walt Disney, $19.99

Stunt Rock

Code Red, $29.98

The Suite Life On Deck: Anchor’s Away

Walt Disney, $19.99

Sunshine Cleaning

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

Thirtysomething: The Complete First Season

Shout! Factory, $59.99

Trouble The Water

Zeitgeist, $29.99

The Untouchables: Season Three, Vol. 1

Paramount, $39.99

Wanted Dead Or Alive: The Complete Series

Mill Creek, $29.98

Wiseguy: The Complete First Season

Mill Creek, $14.98


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