Hitting Shelves This Week…

June 19, 2007

The Abandoned

The last in the After Dark HorrorFest series presents the story of woman who returns home to face a mystery she never knew existed. After being sent to America as a baby, a woman returns to her family’s farm in her home country of Russia to find out about her past. But as her guide vanishes, ghosts appear, and a man also seeking his family’s truth shows up the mystery takes an even weirder turn.

DVD Features: Making of featurette

Animaniacs: Volume 3

Wakko, Yakko, and Dot Warner are back again and running amuck at Warner Bros. Studios and all over the world after being locked away in a water tower when told the studio had no use for them. Upon their release, they find and make uses for themselves.

DVD Features: 25 episodes from the series, “They Can’t Help It If They’re Cute, They’re Just Drawn That Way” featurette, “They’re Totally Insan-y: In Cadence With Richard Stone” featurette, trailers

Check out my review here.

Bridge To Terabithia

An unlikely set of friends that soon find they have much more to do then just be the best runners in their school. Stumbling across a magical kingdom in the forest, they are not only amazed but soon become its king and queen.

DVD Features: Audio commentary, “Digital Imagination: Bringing Terabithia To Life” featurette, “Behind The Book: Themes of Bridge To Terabithia” featurette, AnnaSophia Robb music video — “Keep Your Mind Wide Open”

Check out Kennedy’s review .

Close To Home

Two female soldiers that are exact opposites and hate what the other one is must learn to work together as they are throw into a partnership dealing with the trials of war while also attempting to survive their own teenage lives.

DVD Features: None

Die Hard Collection

Bruce Willis stars as John McClane in all three films Die Hard, Die Hard 2: Die Harder, and Die Hard With A Vengeance in boxset version of the franchise, but this time it’s packed with tons of special features.

DVD Features: Trailers, TV spots, behind the scenes, additional scenes, interviews, special effects vignettes, side-by-side comparisons, numerous featurettes

Gray Matters

Sam and Gray are brother and sister but they’re so close that people often think they are dating. When it gets to be too much, they set out to find the perfect person for each other. The only problem is that jealousy and change doesn’t sit well with Gray when Sam finds the girl of his dreams.

DVD Features: Theatrical trailers, behind the scenes

The Manhattan Project: Special Edition

A classic from the eighties about Paul Stevens and his out of control science experiment gets the special treatment. Just a high school student, Paul built an atomic bomb and now is racing against the clock as he has only eleven hours to make sure it doesn’t work.

DVD Features: Audio commentary, 80’s trivia subtitle track, making of, “Home Made Apocalypse” featurette

The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh

Join Winnie the Pooh, Kanga, Tigger, Roo, Rabbit, Eeyore, and the entire gang from the 100 Acre Woods in some of their most memorable animated shorts with also some fun interactive games and special features.

DVD Features: “My Friends Tigger & Pooh” bonus episode, “A Day For Eeyore” animated short, “The Story Behind The Masterpiece” making of featurette, fun facts, art gallery, and much more

Miss Potter

The story of the life of Beatrix Potter who penned one of the most love children’s novels of all time, “The Tale Of Peter Rabbit.” Follow her as she strives for success, love, and true happiness.

DVD Features: Audio commentary, theatrical trailer, trailers, making of, “When You Taught Me How To Dance” music video, “The Tale Of Peter Rabbit And Beatrix Potter” featurette

Perry Mason: Season 2, Volume 1

Raymond Burr is Perry Mason, a master district attorney that takes on some of the most difficult cases to ever appear before the courts. But he is determined and won’t rest until his clients get justice.

DVD Features: 15 episodes from the 1958-1959 season

Picket Fences: Season 1

Sheriff Brock has his family living the easy life in the small everyday town of Rome, Wisconsin. Things don’t end up being so easy though when the rumors, drama, and some of the craziest situations all decide to pass on through.

DVD Features: All 22 episodes from the first season, “All Roads Lead To Rome” featurette

Check out my very own review here.

Pinky And The Brain: Volume 3

A spin-off from the Animaniacs, Pinky is the dimwitted assistant mouse to a much smarter genius mouse known simply as the Brain. Their plans for world domination are carried out everyday, but never quite go exactly as they had hoped.

DVD Features: The final 22 episodes of the series, footage from the San Diego ComicCon featuring vocal talents from the show

The Powerpuff Girls Season 1

Made of sugar, spice, and a lot more; Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup are the Powerpuff girls. Created in the lab of their professor father, the girls set out to try and have normal lives but must make sure the world is safe from all the baddies including the evil Mojo Jojo.

DVD Features: All 15 episodes from the first season

Reno 911!: Miami

The roughshod group of cops from Reno are headed to Miami for a huge police officers’ convention. Once they arrive though they aren’t allowed in for obvious reasons, but still decide to make the most of a relaxing trip to Florida until they are called to emergency duty to save the day.

DVD Features: Rated and Unrated versions, audio commentaries, hidden features, trailers, public service announcements, alternate/extended scenes, world premiere

The Secret Of Nimh: Family Fun Edition

A special edition of a heart-warming story about family and perseverance. Mrs. Brisby is a field-mouse that needs to move her family’s own or risk losing everything, but when she must enlist the help of the rats from the rosebush, that is when things begin to get dangerous.

DVD Features: Audio commentary, alternate/deleted scenes, behind the scenes, making of, games

Silver Spoons: The Complete First Season

Ricky Stratton is like any every other common kid and goes through all the problems that come along with growing up. The one difference between Ricky and all other kids is that he’s filthy rich and his father is trying to raise him without spoiling him.

DVD Features: All 22 episodes from the first season, bonus previews

The Tomb

A group of people on an expedition are trapped deep in a tomb and being held captive by a shadowy figure known only as the “Puppetmaster.” The Puppetmaster is out to keep them and torture them to his liking, but the group aims to make it out with their wits about them and most importantly, their lives.

DVD Features: Theatrical trailer, trailer gallery

Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea: Season 3, Volume 1

Join the crew of the SSRN Seaview, the world’s first privately owned nuclear submarine, as they journey around the floor far down into the depths of the unknown. While learning a lot from their expeditions; they also face dangerous monsters and can only hop to survive.

DVD Features: Thirteen episodes from the third season, letters from fans, still galleries, interviews, visitors on set

The Wood: Back In The Day Edition

A writer is in town to attend the wedding of one of his good friends. But when the groom goes missing and the friends go in search of him, the writer recollects about their history together and all the times they’ve shared.

DVD Features: Audio commentary, “Making The Wood” featurette, theatrical trailers, photo gallery

Check out Josh Clinton’s review here.

WWE Judgment Day 2007

The stars of RAW, SmackDown, and ECW come together for a wild night full of great matches. Edge puts his newly won world title on the line against the “Animal” Batista. Bobby Lashley is after the ECW heavyweight title in a handicap match against Shane McMahon, Umaga, and Vince McMahon (in the last match before his “death”).

DVD Features: Five more matches including a 2-out-of-3 falls U.S. title match and a tag-team championship match, interviews, backstage vignettes