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New DVD Releases February 15 2011

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New DVD Releases February 15, 2011

Around the World in 80 Days (1989) Pierce Brosnan, Eric Idle, Julia Nickson , Peter Ustinov, Jack Klugman, Roddy McDowall, Darren McGavin, Robert Morley, Stephen Nichols, Lee Remick, Jill St. John, Robert Wagner. Two-disc set of the miniseries. (Entertainment One).

Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol (2010) A special episode of "Doctor Who" starring Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins, who will be making her acting debut along side actor Michael Gambon, "The Bill's" Micah Balfour and Pooky Quesnel from "EastEnders." To save Rory and Amy who are on a spaceship about to crash, the Doctor must save the soul of a lonely rich man in Sardicktown. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (BBC/Warner).

Felicity: An American Girl Adventure Deluxe Edition (2005) Shailene Woodley, Kevin Zegers. Based on the best-selling books about Felicity Merriman, a spirited 9-year-old girl growing up in Virginia in the years just before the American Revolution. Bonus features: "Women in Williamsburg -- Felicity: An American Girl," an insider's tour of Felicity's world of Colonial Williamsburg; "All About Felicity, An American Girl;" "On Set with Felicity"; "Felicity's Williamsburg." (Warner).

The Fugitive: Season 4, Volume 2 (1967) Four-disc set, $42.99. (CBS/Paramount).

Game of Death (2010) Wesley Snipes, Robert Davi, Gary Daniels, Zoe Bell. Snipes is CIA Agent Marcus Jones, a professional hit man caught in a double-cross between his partners in the agency, a ruthless arms dealer and a powerful Wall Street broker worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Framed for a murder he didn't commit and chased by expert assassins, Jones must clear his name before it's too late. Bonus features: Six mini-featurettes. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).

Glorious 39 (2009) Romola Garai, Bill Nighy, Jenny Agutter, Juno Temple, David Tennant. On the eve of World War II as the formidable Keyes family tries to uphold their traditional British way of life, eldest daughter Anne sees her life dramatically unravel when she stumbles upon sinister, secret recordings of a pro-Hitler appeasement movement. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Entertainment One).

Hoodwinked! (2005) Animated tale with the voices of Anne Hathaway, Glenn Close, Jim Belushi, Anthony Anderson. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (The Weinstein Company/Vivendi Entertainment).

Ice Road Truckers: The Complete Season Four (2010) Four-disc set with 16 episodes, $39.95. (A&E).

Jefferson History documentary on our third president. (A&E).

Jump Into Spring (2011) Eight spring-themed episodes with Thomas & Friends, Fireman Sam, Barney, Bob the Builder, Kipper, Roary the Racing Car, Angelina Ballerina and Timmy Time, $14.98. (HIT Entertainment/Lionsgate).

A Kiss of Chaos (2009) Judy Marte, Manny Perez, Adam Rodriguez. With a single knock at the door, the life of one woman (Judy Marte), a struggling artist, is turned irreversibly inside out: Forced to care for both her bullet-wounded, gangster boyfriend, and her promiscuous, HIV-positive sister, what begins as a bad day, soon becomes a fast-paced journey into darkness. (Maya Entertainment).

Kites (2010 -- India) Hrithik Roshan, Barbara Mori A high-flying Bollywood story about two lovers on the lam in Las Vegas with the mob and police in close pursuit. Bonus features: "Kites: The Remix," the edgy and sexy English language version produced by director Brett Ratner. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Image Entertainment).

The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Chtulhu (2009) Kyle Davis, Devin McGinn. Inspired by the writings of horror icon H.P. Lovecraft, The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu follows three geeky friends tasked with protecting the world from Dr. Lovecraft's monstrous creations. Bonus features: Commentary, a still gallery, deleted scenes. (Dark Sky Films).

Love at First Kill (aka The Box Collector) (2008 -- Canada/Belgium) Margot Kidder, Noah Segan, Lyne Renee, Michael Bowen, Onalee Adams. Psychological thriller about an overly possessive mother who will do anything to stop her son from finding happiness with his new lover. (Anchor Bay Entertainment).

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Beginning of the End (1957) Peter Graves, Peggie Castle. (Shout! Factory reissue).

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies (1964) Ray Dennis Steckler, Carolyn Brandt, Brett O'Hara. (Shout! Factory reissue).

National Lampoon's Dirty Movie (2011) Christopher Meloni, Diane Neal, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Robert Klein, Adam Ferrara, Cyndi Lauper, Mario Cantone. Movie within a movie about a producer who wants to make a movie with the dirtiest, most offensive jokes ever told. Extras: Deleted scenes, cast interviews. (Lionsgate).

Respire (2009) Tracy Teague, Mat Wright, Vince Eustace, Jessica Keeler, Ellie Torrezb. The Ancient Romans believed that the soul escaped one's body with the last breath, and that this last breath held the power to cure disease and prolong life. In the 1930s, Dr. Robert Kaminsky devoted his life to finding out how to harness the power in the last breath ... and now his discredited experiment falls into the hands of terminally ill novelty shop owner Susan Jordan, who takes the "cure" herself and unleashes a horrible power. Bonus features: Behind-the-scenes featurette, stills gallery, alternate cut, music video, gag reel. (MTI Home Video).

Stag Night (2008) Kip Pardue, Vinessa Shaw, Breckin Meyer, Scott Adkins, Karl Geary. A group of friends in New York City for a bachelor party get stuck in an abandoned subway station and are hunted down by a gang of cannibals living in the tunnels. Extras: "The Making of Stag Night." Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Lionsgate).

Top Gear 14 (2009) Seven episodes of the British automobile enthusiast series, $24.98. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (BBC/Warner)

Top Gear 15 (2010) Eight episodes of the British automobile enthusiast series, $19.98. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (BBC/Warner)

Unstoppable (2010) Dir.: Tony Scott; Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson, Jessy Schram, Jeff Wincott, Kevin Dunn, Kevin Chapman, Ethan Suplee, T.J. Miller. Bonus features: Commentary by director Tony Scott, "Tracking the Story: Unstoppable Script Development." Also available on Blu-ray Disc, which adds "Derailed: Anatomy of a Scene," "Hanging Off the Train: Stunt Work," "On the Rails With the Director and Cast," "The Fastest Track: Unleashing Unstoppable," digital copy. (Fox).

Wishbone (2010) Four action-packed adventures all told through the eyes of Wishbone, the little terrier: "Paw Prints of Thieves" (Robin Hood), "Hot Diggety Dog," "The Impawssible Dream" and the "Hunchdog of Notre Dame," $9.98. (HIT Entertainment/Lionsgate).

Waiting for 'Superman' (2010) Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim reminds us that education "statistics" have names: Anthony, Francisco, Bianca, Daisy, and Emily, whose stories make up the engrossing foundation of this documentary. As he follows a handful of promising kids through a system that inhibits, rather than encourages, academic growth, Guggenheim undertakes an exhaustive review of public education, surveying "drop-out factories" and "academic sinkholes," methodically dissecting the system and its seemingly intractable problems. Bonus features: A Conversation With Davis Guggenheim," "The Future Is in Our Classrooms," deleted scenes, updates, commentary, "Changing the Odds." Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Paramount).

William S. Burroughs: A Man Within (2010) The definitive film about the Beat generation author and raconteur. Featuring never-before-seen archival footage of Burroughs, as well as exclusive interviews with colleagues and confidants including John Waters, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Gus Van Sant, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Sonic Youth, Laurie Anderson, Amiri Baraka, Jello Biafra, and David Cronenberg. A probing, yet loving look at the man whose works at once savaged conservative ideals, spawned countercultural movements, and reconfigured 20th century culture. The film is narrated by Peter Weller, with a soundtrack by Patti Smith and Sonic Youth. Burroughs was one of the first writers to break the boundaries of queer and drug culture in the 1950s. His novel "Naked Lunch" is one of the most recognized and respected literary works of the 20th century and has influenced generations of artists. The intimate documentary breaks the surface of the troubled and brilliant world of one of the greatest authors of all time. Extras: Deleted scenes, home movies, "Naked Lunch" 50th anniversary celebration, "Rub Out the World" music video featuring Burroughs reading "The Last Words of Hassan Sabbah," Patti Smith reads "Psalm 23 Revisited," Burroughs' art, more. (Oscilloscope Laboratories).

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010) Dir.: Woody Allen; Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Gemma Jones, Freida Pinto, Lucy Punch, Naomi Watts. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).

 

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