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New DVD Releases February 8, 2011

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New DVD Releases February 8, 2011

America, America (1963) Dir.: Elia Kazan; Stathis Giallelis, Frank Wolff, Elena Karam. Extras: Commentary by historian Foster Hirsch. (Warner).

Barbie Fairytopia (2010) Barbie stars as a wingless fairy who goes on an animated adventure to save her flower kingdom. $14.98. (Universal).

Barney: Shapes and Colors All Around (2011) Barney and his dino pals explore shapes and colors and show kids how to make their own art show. $14.98. (HIT Entertainment/Lionsgate). Beauty & the Briefcase (2011) Hilary Duff, Jaime Pressly, Michael McMillan, Matt Dallas. A bright, ambitious journalist who dreams of writing for Cosmopolitan, her favorite magazine, finally gets her chance to pitch her article, "Switching Careers to Find Love" to Cosmo's editor: but she has to be the one to find a coportate job and then date as many men as possilbe to find Mr. Right. Extras: Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Image Entertainmnet).

Check It Out! With Dr. Steve Brule (2010) Six episodes of the Adult Swim series with John C. Reilly, $14.98. (Warner).

Columbo: Mystery Movie Collection 1991-1993. Three-disc set with six, two-hour "Columbo" mysteries. (Universal).

Curious George: A Bike Ride Adventure (2011) Eight more shows from the Daytime Emmy-winning TV series. (Universal).

Doctor Who: The Mutants (1972) Two-disc set with Jon Pertwee as The Doctor. Extras: Commentary, behind-the-scenes featurettes. (Warner).

Doctor Who -- The Movie (1995) Paul McGann, Eric Roberts, Daphne Ashbrook, Sylvester McCoy. Digitally re-mastered and first time on DVD. The Doctor is returning home to Gallifrey with the remains of his arch-nemesis, the Master. Forced off course, the TARDIS arrives in San Francisco on New Year's Eve 1999, where the Doctor is critically wounded in a gangland gun battle. At the local hospital, Dr. Grace Holloway fights -- and fails -- to save his life. Later, in the morgue, the Doctor wakes up a new man. But he is not the only one: The Master has also found himself a new body. As the clock counts down to the start of the new millennium, can the Doctor stop his oldest enemy from destroying all life on Earth? Extras: Commentary, behind the scenes featurettes. (Warner).

Embodiment of Evil (2008 -- Brazil) Jose Mojica Marins. After serving a 40-year prison term, Coffin Joe is finally released from the Mental Heath wing of the Sao Paulo State Penitentiary and, back on the streets, the sadistic undertaker is set upon fulfilling the goal which sent him to jail in the first place: find a woman who can give him the perfect child. Extras: "Making-of" featurette. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Synapse Films/CAV Distributing).

Erich Segal's Only Love (1998 -- TV) Marisa Tomei, Rob Morrow, Mathilda May, Jeroen Krabbe. Based on the Erich Segal novel in which a doctor must choose between practical love and romantic love when he is asked to save the life of his long lost love. (RHI Entertainment/Vivendi Entertainment).

For Colored Girls (2010) Dir.: Tyler Perry; Anika Noni Rose, Thandie Newton, Kerry Washington, Janet Jackson, Kimberly Elise, Phylicia Rashad, Whoopi Goldberg, Loretta Devine. Macy GrayAdapted by writer-director Tyler Perry from Ntozake Shange's acclaimed choreopoem, this film paints an unforgettable portrait of what it means to be a woman of color in the modern world. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Lionsgate).

The Girl (2009-- Sweden) Blanca Engstrom, Shanti Roney, Annika. In the summer of 1981, a 9-year old girl is left behind in her aunt's care while the rest of her family goes to Africa as aid workers. But the aunt goes away with a man, leaving the girl alone to discover the world around her as the summer passes by. (Olive Films).

The Guardian: The Final Season (2003-04) Six-disc set with 22 episodes, $49.99. (CBS/Paramount).

Hideaway (Le Refuge) (2010 -- France) Dir.: Francois Ozon; Melvil Poupaud, Isabelle Carre, Louis-Ronan Choisy. Mousse and Louis are young, beautiful, rich and in love, but drugs have invaded their lives. After Louis' fatal overdose, Mousse soon learns she is pregnant. Feeling lost, she escapes to a beautiful beach house far from Paris and is soon joined in her refuge by Louis' gay brother, Paul. The two strangers gradually develop an unusual and deeply moving relationship as director Ozon ("Swimming Pool") continues his unique exploration of the nature of family and blood ties. (Strand Releasing).

It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010) Keir Gilchrist, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Roberts, Zoe Kravitz, Viola Davis, Lauren Graham, Jim Gaffigan, Dana DeVestern. Extras: "A Look Inside It's Kind of a Funny Story," "It's Kind of a Funny Story" premiere in New York City featurette. Extras: Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Universal).

Life As We Know It (2010) Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Josh Lucas, Hayes MacArthur, Christina Hendricks, Sarah Burns. Extras: Two behind-the-scenes featurettes, one with Heigl, one with Duhamel; "A Survival Guide to Instant Parenting." Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie's Masquerade (2011) Four Minnie Mouse-themed adventures from the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse TV show, a never-before-seen episode, and a free paper mask, $19.99. (Disney).

Middle Men (2010) Luke Wilson, Giovanni Ribisi, Gabriel Macht, James Caan, Jacinda Barrett. An ordinary businessman gets involved with gangsters and adult entertainment at the dawn of the age of the Internet and finds himself caught between a 23-year-old porn star and the FBI, all the while becoming one of the wealthiest entrepreneurs of his time. Extras: Outtakes, deleted scenes, Slap montage. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Paramount).

My Soul to Take (2010) Director: Wes Craven. Stars: Max Thieriot, John Magaro, Denzel Whitaker, Zena Grey, Nick Lashaway, Paulina Olszynski. Extras: Two alternate endings, alternate opening, deleted and extended scenes, commentary by Wes Craven and cast members. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Universal).

Ong Bak 3 (2010 -- Thailand) Tony Jaa. Jaa must face his ultimate enemy, a fierce supernatural warrior named Demon Crow in this second martial arts sequel. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).

Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) Katie Featherston, Brian Boland, Molly Ephraim, Seth Ginsberg, Sprague Grayden Single-disc DVD extras: Theatrical version of the film, unrated version, found footage. Also available on Blu-ray/Combo Pack, which adds digital copy of the unrated version. (Paramount).

The Real Cannibal Holocaust (1976 -- Italy) In 1975, Papua New Guinea obtained its long desired independence from the British Empire. A movie crew traveled to the island in order to shoot a film that would allow the Queen to better understand the laws and traditions of the natives. Looking for reality and truth, the cinematographers eventually got a lot more than they had bargained for: extreme violence and depravity. (One 7 Movies).

Repo Chick (2009) Dir.: Alex Cox; Jaclyn Jonet, Miguel Sandoval, Del Zamora, Alex Feldman, Chloe Webb, Xander Berkeley, Rosanna Arquette, Robert Beltran, Karen Black. Spoiled rich girl Pixxi De La Chasse has been disinherited by her family due to her numerous arrests for bad driving, her failure to get a job and her overall lack of some semblance of a responsible life. When her car gets repossessed, Pixxi ends up getting hired by repo men Arizona Gray and Aquas, and she soon becomes the best repo chick around. While on the hunt for some antique railroad cars that carry a million-dollar bounty reward, clueless Pixxi ends up on a wacky train ride that is actually a plot by a terrorist organization. If their demands for the criminalization of golf are not met, then the train (whose caboose is carrying long-missing growler bombs from the Soviet Communist era) is headed straight for downtown Los Angeles. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Industrial Entertainment).

Riot (1969) Gene Hackman, Jim Brown. (Olive Films).

The Romantics (2010) Katie Holmes, Anna Paquin, Josh Duhamel, Malin Akerman, Jeremy Strong, Candice Bergen, Adam Brody, Elijah Wood. Seven close friends reunite for the wedding of two of their friends, but problems arise when feelings are rekindled between the groom and the maid of honor. (Paramount).

See You In September (2008) Estella Warren, Justin Kirk, Michael Rispoli, David Eigenberg, Sandra Bernhard, Whoopi Goldberg. Comedy about a young commitment-adverse woman whose therapist is away on vacation for the month of August and who forms a support group for people who feel abandoned by their shrinks, who also have taken off the month of August. (Maya Entertainment).

Sex and Black Magic (1980 -- Italy) An aging couple travels to an exotic island in order to give their fading sexual life a boost, but little do they know that they will get far more than they are ready to ask for when black magic, cannibalism, tons of perversions and lustful natives enter the picture. (One 7 Movies).

Shopping (1994) Dir.: Paul W.S. Anderson; Jude Law, Sadie Frost, Sean Bean, Jonathan Pryce, Sean Pertwee, Marianne Faithful. The long-suppressed first outing for both star Jude Law and director Paul W.S. Anderson -- a look at violence among British teens -- makes its long-delayed uncut digital debut. The British police called it "ram-raiding." Teenage hooligans called it "shopping." And audiences and critics worldwide called it one of the most shocking debuts of the decade. In a bleak near-future, charming ex-con Billy (Jude Law) and sexy girlfriend Jo (Sadie Frost) live for stealing fast cars, leading cops on high-speed chases, and crashing through posh store windows to steal everything they can grab. But when the law and a rival gang both vow to end their spree, can Billy and Jo pull off one final raid before their world comes crashing down? The film has been censored for 15 years by British authorities. Extras: Commentary by Anderson, making-of featurette with on-set interviews with Anderson, Jude Law and Sadie Frost. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Severin Films).

Still Walking (2008) The lyrical, profoundly moving "Still Walking" is the most personal work to date from contemporary Japanese master Hirokazu Kore-eda. Fashioned as a tribute to his parents, the film depicts one day in the life of the Yokoyamas, gathered together for a celebratory ritual that only gradually makes itself clear. Rather than focus on big dramatic moments, Kore-eda relies on simple gestures and domestic routines (especially cooking) to evoke a family's entire life, its deep regrets and its daily joys. Featuring vivid, heartrending performances and a gentle naturalism that harks back to the director's earlier, documentary work. In Japanese with English subtitles. New high-definition digital transfer, approved by director Hirokazu Kore-eda and director of photography Yutaka Yamazaki. Extras: New video interviews with Kore-eda and Yamazaki, "Making Still Walking," a booklet featuring a new essay by film critic Dennis Lim and recipes for the food prepared in the film. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (The Criterion Collection).

Tamara Drewe (2010) Dir.: Stephen Frears; Gemma Arterton, Roger Allam, Bill Camp, Dominic Cooper. A modern take on Thomas Hardy's romance novel "Far From the Madding Crowd," here about a young woman -- once an ugly duckling, now a ravishing beauty thanks to plastic surgery -- who returns to her childhood village to wreak havoc on every male in town. Extras: Commentary, "Reconstructing Tamara Drewe," "The Making of Tamara Drewe." Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).

Tom and Jerry Fur Flying Adventures: Volume 1. Fourteen cartoons, $14.97. (Warner).

Wild Target (2010 -- U.K.) Dir.: Jonathan Lynn; Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, Rupert Grint, Rupert Everett. A hitman tries to retire but a beautiful thief changes his plans: Victor Maynard (Nighy) is a middle-aged, solitary assassin whose professional routine is interrupted when he falls for his intended hit, Rose (Blunt). When he spares her life, Victor inadvertently acquires a young apprentice, Tony (Grint). Believing Victor to be a private detective, his two new companions tag along, while he attempts to thwart the murderous intentions of his unhappy client, resulting in comedic mayhem. Extras: "On Target with Emily Blunt." Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Fox).

You Again (2010) Kristen Bell, Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis, Odette Yustman, Kristin Chenoweth, Victor Garber, Betty White, Patrick Duffy, Christine Lakin, Jenna Leigh Green, Kyle Bornheimer. Extras: "Following Fickman: On Set With the Director," "Ask the Cast," "Funny or Die" behind-the-scenes interview spoof, deleted scenes. Also available as Blu-ray Disc/DVD combo pack, which adds "Blooper Dance Party," more deleted scenes. (Disney).





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