Some interesting choices are coming to stores this week. Some will make you laugh, others will make you think more about the world and your environment, and some will even make you cry. It all depends what you’re in the mood for folks as DVD Tuesday rolls around. You’ll want to think green after checking out Planet In Peril, Sharkwater, or The 11th hour. Bob Hope is sure to make you crack up in a collection of his greatest films. And if you are looking for some bring you back down to earth somber times, check out the seriousness in Reservation Road or Lions For Lambs. There is a lot more too everyone so get those lists ready and bring an umbrella for those April showers.
April 8, 2008
The 11th Hour
Leonardo DiCaprio directs, produces, and narrates this documentary telling all about the problems our great Earth is currently facing and what we all can do to make sure she gets back to her grand stature.
DVD Features: Interviews, additional footage.
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (20th Anniversary Edition)
In yet another of his unbelievable exploits, the Baron sets sail in a hot air balloon with the help of the strongest man on earth, the fastest man alive, a man who can see farther than a telescope, and one who can blow harder than a hurricane to save a city against a Turkish sultan’s superior forces. Terry Gilliam’s epic is a visual 12-course banquet.
DVD Features: Making of, deleted scenes, behind the scenes, numerous featurettes
Bette Davis Centenary Celebration Collection
One of the greatest actresses of all time is back in five of her most memorable black & white performances: All About Eve / Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte / The Virgin Queen / Phone Call from a Stranger / The Nanny
DVD Features: Featurettes
Day Of The Dead
Leadville, Colorado is the next small town to be infected with an awful virus turning those that perish into zombies looking for their next feed. It is up to a small group of military survivors to control the situation and survive before the virus spreads.
DVD Features: Audio commentary, trailers, alternate ending
Fog City Mavericks: The Filmmakers of San Francisco
While Hollywood will probably always be considered the film capital of the United States, the Bay Area is no slouch when it comes to creating unforgettable celluloid moments. Lucas, Coppola, Forman and many other legends in maverick, cutting-edge cinema have lived and worked there since the 1960s and this documentary is an inside look into their thriving film community.
DVD Features: None
Legends of Hollywood – Bob Hope Series, Comedy All-Stars, and Kings Of Horror
Whether you’re in the mood for some frightening experiences or those laugh until you cry moments, then these are the collections for you. Some of your favorite films and stars of all time have come together to bring you these sets full of classics.
DVD Features: Commentaries, featurettes
Lions For Lambs
Three different powerful stories about the war in Iraq come together and put all action to a standstill. Whether it is military power, the political struggles, or simply being against the war; everyone must work together for one common goal, keeping our soldiers safe.
DVD Features: Audio commentaries, behind the scenes, trailers,
Everyone has that one place they are deathly afraid of. It could be their basement, the attic, old abandoned buildings, the forest, or maybe even their own home when there alone. Still a lot of people don’t realize that one of the most dangerous and scary places may be where they spend a lot of their time…parking garages.
DVD Features: None
Perry Mason (50th Anniversary Edition)
Barbara Hale reprises her role as sleuth-like secretary Della Street to host this anthology of the long-running detective television series, starring Raymond Burr as genius defense attorney Perry Mason. Witness some of his greatest episodes starring some bright young stars of the time like Bette Davis, Burt Reynolds, and Robert Redford.
DVD Features: None
Planet In Peril (2 DVD Set)
From the respected and thorough news team of CNN comes this look at our changing planet as seen through a variety of habitats that have felt the harsh imprint of human behavior. CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, along with Animal Planet’s Jeff Corwin, uncover Southeast Asian poachers, Brazilian deforestation, and a variety of other hidden corners of the earth that show firsthand the dangers involved when people overstep nature’s boundaries.
DVD Features: Single disc version also available, interviews, extra footage, behind the scenes
On one fateful September night, the lives of both the Learner family and the Arno family will change dramatically. Little do they know that the incidences changing their lives concern each other but irony and fate bring them together.
DVD Features: Deleted scenes, “Looking Back On Reservation Road” featurette, episode of Friday Night Lights
Resurrecting the Champ
A struggling reporter happens upon a chance encounter with a former boxing champ that is now living on the streets. Through the boxer’s long story, it changes both their lives and helps them both reexamine what they’re doing with themselves.
DVD Features: Interviews, audio commentary, behind the scenes
Rock of Love: The Complete First Season
As the former lead singer for one of the most successful glam-rock bands of all time, Bret Michaels had to do a lot of partying, sleeping around, and dealing with fans who worshiped his every move. And now things have only gotten harder for poor Bret. Twenty-five hot ladies all want to be his girlfriend and he has to choose which one of these wild women to settle down with for the night.
DVD Features: Every episodes from the first season, additional footage, trailers, sing-a-long
Romance Classics Collection
Sometimes you just need to see the heartbreak before experiencing the romance and you can in this collection of eight of the greatest love stories of all time: Pride And Prejudice / Emma / Jane Eyre / Lorna Doone / The Scarlet Pimpernel / Victoria And Albert / Tom Jones / Ivanhoe
DVD Features: Audio commentaries, making of’s, behind the scenes, interviews, deleted scenes, numerous featurettes
The anti-JAWS, this documentary from Rob Stewart demonstrates importance of sharks to the world’s ecosystems. It also shows the truth about the sea creatures, including the horrific practice of shark finning that threatens the animal’s existence.
DVD Features: Additional footage, interviews, behind the scenes
Sonny Chiba Double Feature: Fighting Fist & Soul of Chiba
Fighting Fist, a rarely seen Sonny Chiba film, focuses on a female detective who is sent to infiltrate a brutal Yakuza gang after they infiltrate several prominent universities in Hong Kong. In Soul Of Chiba, watch Chiba’s fists fly as he is sent to bring justice to a devious band of Thai drug dealers.
DVD Features: None
There Will Be Blood (Two-Disc Special Collector’s Edition)
Oil is something that men will kill for today and then make a damn good profit by reaping the benefits. Back at the turn of the nineteenth century, Daniel Plainview was doing just that with the help of his son H.W.
DVD Features: Single disc version also available, deleted scenes, trailers, making of, documentaries
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The Water Horse – Legend of the Deep (Two-Disc Special Edition)
Sometimes even the greatest legends turn out to be true. Witness this heartwarming tale about a small little waterhorse better known as Nessie to some and the Loch Ness Monster to many others around the world.
DVD Features: Single disc version also available, audio commentary, deleted/additional scenes, numerous featurettes