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DVD Releases - Jun 14, 2011

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Adrift (2009 -- Brazil) Laura Neiva, Vincent Cassel, Camilla Belle. While spending summer vacation with her family in the idyllic southeast coast of Brazil, 14-year-old Filipa discovers that her father, a famous author, is betraying her mother by dallying with a beautiful young American woman -- and she soon discovers that her father's infidelity is only the first of many dark secrets that lurk beneath the surface of her seemingly perfect family. (Universal). Battle: Los Angeles (2011) Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Ramon Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Ne-Yo, Michael Pena. Available on DVD, Blu-ray and in a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack.Extras: Four featurettes: "Behind the Battle," "Aliens in LA," "Preparing for Battle," "Creating L.A. in LA." Blu-ray includes a "Command Control" interactive viewing mode, allowing audiences to experience the film with picture-in-picture featurettes, storyboard comparisons and "Battle Points" within the context of the movie. (Sony).

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011) Martin Lawrence, Brandon T. Jackson, Jessica Lucas, Michelle Ang, Portia Doubleday, Emily Rios, Faizon Love. Available as a Motherload Edition Combo Pack (Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy) and as a single-disc DVD; both include extended versions of the film. Extras: Commentary, gag reel, deleted scenes. Blu-ray adds "Big Momma's: Bigger Busts Countdown," "Making the Music" featurette, "Baby You Know" music video, "Lyrical Miracle" music video. (Fox).

Bob the Builder: The Big Dino Dig The Movie (2011) Bob and the Can Do crew are joined by a new truck named Rubble to help build an enormous amusement park in this feature for kids aged 2-5. Extras: "Diggin' It Up" music video. (HIT Entertainment/Lionsgate).

Chained (aka Hobby Farm) (2010) Paul Murphy, Travis McMahon, Vince Sorrenti, Gerard Kennedy. An ex-con is rewarded for his silence by being put in charge of a gentleman's pleasure house, but revolts against the crime syndicate when faced with the horrific treatment of the enslaved girls. (MTI Home Video).

Chatroom (2010) Aaron Johnson, Imogen Poots, Matthew Beard, Hannah Murray. Thriller about a dark, manipulative teen who creates an online chatroom, where he tries to control the lives of four people who seek him out for help, resulting in tragedy. (Screen Media).

The Con Artist (2010) Rossif Sutherland, Donald Sutherland, Rebecca Romijn, Sarah Roemer. When Vince is paroled after serving time for a heist gone wrong, he's forced back into a life of crime as a car thief, where he finds solace welding sculptures out of metal and old car parts. But when his raw and evocative sculptures are discovered by a calculating art dealer, he gets a chance for a new life as an artist. (Entertainment One).

The Concert (2010 -- France) Melanie Laurent, Aleksei Guskov, Dmitri Nazarov, Valeiy Barinov, Miou-Miou. (The Weinstein Company/Arc Entertainment).

Elvira's Movie Macabre: Night of the Living Dead and I Eat Your Skin Double-feature DVD with the original "Night of the Living Dead" (1968) and "I Eat Your Skin" (1964), about a cancer researcher who turns natives into zombies; $14.98. (Entertainment One).

Elvira's Movie Macabre: The Satanic Rites of Dracula and The Werewolf of Washington Double-feature DVD with "The Satanic Rites of Dracula" (1973), starring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Dean Stockwell in a tale about Count Dracula unleashing a fatal vampire virus on the modern world; and "The Werewolf of Washington" (1973), starring Lee and Cushing in a story about the U.S. presidents press secretary being bitten by a werewolf; $14.98. (Entertainment One).

Everwood: The Complete Fourth Season (2005) Five-disc set with 22 episodes, $39.98. (Warner).

Eyes of the Chameleon (2005) Lawrence Bucher, Robert Scott Howard, Garvin Lee. A young woman's world spins out of control when she's attracted to an occult sexual group in Las Vegas -- and her friends mysteriously begin to die gruesome deaths. (Troma/CAV Distributing).

Giant Robot Action Pack. "Crash and Burn" (1990): In the year 2030 humankind's worst nightmares have become an oppressive reality: Big Brother has come to life in the form of Unicom, an all-powerful conglomerate that emerged in the wake of a devastating global economic collapse. A group of dissenters has surfaced to fight Unicom's autocracy and stop the murderous Synthoid -- ­a humanlike robot programmed to kill all those who pose a threat to the organization. Starring Paul Ganus, Megan Ward, Bill Moseley and Ralph Waite, and directed by Charles Band. "Robot Wars "(1993): The ultimate battle between metallic giants begins when a malicious foreign dignitary hijacks the last mega-robot on Earth, the MRAS-2, and threatens to unleash its crushing powers against the people of the Eastern Alliance. Starring Don Michael Paul, Barbara Crampton and Lisa Rinna. (Shout! Factory).

The Glades: The Complete First Season (2010) Four-disc set with 13 episodes, $39.98. Extras: Deleted scenes, gag reel, behind-the-scenes footage, featurettes, director and cast commentaries. (Fox).

Hall Pass (2011) Dir.: Farrelly brothers; Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate, Nicky Whelan, Richard Jenkins. Extras: Deleted scene. Also available as a Blu-ray Combo, which includes an extended cut of the film, a gag reel and a deleted scene. (Warner).

Happiness Is ... Peanuts: Snoopy's Adventures (2011) New DVD collection that features themed compilations of favorite Peanuts television programs. This first entry in the series pairs TV special "Snoopy's Getting Married, Charlie Brown" with an episode from "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show" on one disc, $14.97. (Warner).

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Ultimate Edition. More than four hours of special features and collectibles including a photo book featuring 44 pages of rare photos of the cast and crew, concept sketches and paintings, and behind-the-scenes insight. Also features limited edition character cards, a lenticular card and a bonus digital copy of the film. Includes all new documentary "Creating the World of Harry Potter Part 5: Evolution." Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Ultimate Edition. More than four hours of special features and collectibles including a photo book featuring 44 pages of rare photos of the cast and crew, concept sketches and paintings, and behind-the-scenes insight. Also features limited edition character cards, a lenticular card and a bonus digital copy of the film. Includes all new documentary "Creating the World of Harry Potter Part 6: Magical Effects." Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).

Have a Laugh Volume 3. Restored short "Mickey's Delayed Date," edited shorts "The Whalers," "Chef Donald," "How to Play Baseball" and "Pluto and the Gopher," and BLAMS! (repurposed cartoons) #7: "Golf," #8: "Cooking" and #9: "Glider." $19.99. Extras: Mash-up music video of crazy cartoon clips remixed to the hit song, "I Gotta Feeling" from the Black Eyed Peas. (Disney).

Have a Laugh Volume 4. Restored short "Mickey Down Under," edited shorts "Hawaiian Holiday," "Horn," "How to Swim" and "Pluto's Surprise Package," and BLAMS! (repurposed cartoons) #10: "Beach," #11: "Fox Hunt" and #12: "Hockey." $19.99. Extras: Mash-up music video of crazy cartoon clips remixed to the hit song "Play My Music" from "Camp Rock." (Disney).

Haven: The Complete First Season (2010) Four-disc set with 13 episodes, $44.98. Extras: "Welcome to Haven," "VFX of Haven" and "Mythology of Haven,", audio commentary on select episodes, podcasts with cast and crew. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Entertainment One).

Insignificance (1985) Four unnamed people who look and sound a lot like Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio and Joseph McCarthy converge in one New York City hotel room for this compelling, visually inventive adaptation of Terry Johnson's play, from director Nicolas Roeg. With a combination of whimsy and dread, Roeg creates a fun-house-mirror picture of Cold War America that questions the nature of celebrity and plays on a society's simmering nuclear fears. "Insignificance" is a delirious, intelligent drama, featuring magnetic performances by Michael Emil as "the professor," Theresa Russell as "the actress," Gary Busey as "the ballplayer" and Tony Curtis as "the senator." Newly restored digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Nicolas Roeg and producer Jeremy Thomas, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition. Extras: New video interviews with Roeg, Thomas, and editor Tony Lawson; "Making Insignificance," a short documentary shot on the set of the film; booklet featuring an essay by film critic Chuck Stephens and a reprinted exchange between Roeg and screenwriter Terry Johnson. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (The Criterion Collection).

Jackass 3.5 (2011) More unrated and uncensored escapades by the Jackass crew. Extras: "Jackass: The Beginning," deleted scenes, outtakes, Jackass European tour. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Paramount).

Kill the Irishman (2011) Ray Stevenson, Val Kilmer, Christopher Walken, Vincent D'Onofrio. Action-packed story about the rise and fall of real-life Irish-American mobster Danny Greene, who started out with the Italian Mafia then went on to create his own gangster empire, along the way surviving countless assassination attempts. Extras: Hour-long documentary, "Danny Greene: The Rise and Fall of the Irishman," featuring never-before-seen crime scene footage; interviews with the FBI agents and mobsters who worked with Danny Greene; interviews with family and friends. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Anchor Bay Entertainment).

Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (2010 -- Hong Kong) Donnie Yen, Shu Qi. A masked warrior tries to subvert the Japanese invasion of China just before World War II. Extras: Making-of featurettes, talent interviews. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Well Go USA).

The Makioka Sisters (1983) This lyrical adaptation of the beloved Japanese novel by Junichiro Tanizaki was a late-career triumph for world-class director Kon Ichikawa. Revolving around the changing of the seasons, "The Makioka Sisters (Sasame-yuki)" follows the lives of four sisters who have taken on their family's kimono manufacturing business, over the course of a number of years leading up to the Pacific War. The two oldest have been married for some time, but according to tradition, the rebellious youngest sister cannot wed until the third, conservative and terribly shy, finds a husband. This graceful study of a family at a turning point in history is a poignant evocation of changing times and fading customs, shot in rich, vivid colors. New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition. Extras: Booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Audie Bock.Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (The Criterion Collection).

Marvel Knights Animation: Spider-Woman -- Agent of S.W.O.R.D. (2011) Ripped from the pages of "Secret Invasion" and "New Avengers," this animated feature follows the new adventures of Jessica Drew as she rediscovers her life in a world she did not make. Seeking revenge against those who destroyed her life, Jessica Drew must rise to become Spider-Woman again, even if it means her ultimate demise. Extras: Visual history of Spider-Woman, music video. (Shout! Factory).

Midnight Movie: The Killer Cut (2008) Rebekah Brandes, Brea Grant, Daniel Bonjour, Greg Cirulnick. Reworked version of the cult film, with new sequences and effects. A midnight showing of an early 1970's horror movie turns to chaos when the Killer from the movie comes out of the film to attack those in the theater. Read more about "Midnight Movie." Extras: Commentary by writer-director Jack Messitt, "Destroying the Illusion" behind-the-scenes featurette, deleted scenes, storyboard comparisons, cast, crew and VFX featurettes. (Bigfoot Entertainment).

Monogamy (2010) Rashida Jones, Chris Messina, Meital Doha. Increasingly anxious about his impending marriage to Nat (Rashida Jones) and thoroughly bored with his day job as a wedding photographer, Theo (Chris Messina) establishes a hobby: He's hired by clients to clandestinely snap voyeuristic photos of them as they go about their days. Things go smoothly until a sexy exhibitionist (Meital Dohan) leads him into an all-consuming obsession. As Theo stalks her day and night, the woman's mysterious public trysts send him reeling, forcing him to confront uncomfortable truths about his sex life at home. Extras: Behind-the-scenes footage and outtakes, deleted scenes, essay by film critic Amy Taubin, music video "You Don't Know (Nat's Song)" by Rashida Jones with Bummer and Lazarus. (Oscilloscope Laboratories).

N-Secure (2010) Cordell Moore, Essence Atkins, Denise Boutte, Lamman Rucker. A wealthy businessman who needs to control every aspect of his life, including his relationships with both his new and ex girlfriend, finds himself ensnared in a web of revenge and murder. Extras: "Inside N-Secure." Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Fox).

Red Riding Hood (2011) Dir.: Catherine Hardwicke; Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Lukas Haas, Shiloh Fernandez, Max Irons, Billy Burke, Virginia Madsen, Julie Christie. Also available as a Blu-ray Combo Pack, which includes an extended cut and an alternate ending. (Warner).

Snoopy's Adventures (2011) First in a new series of "Happiness Is ... Peanuts" DVDs. Includes the TV special "Snoopy's Getting Married, Charlie Brown" plus an episode of "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show"; $14.97. (Warner).

When They Were Young (2011) Documentary takes a look at rare high school and youth basketball footage of NBA superstars such as Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Shaquille O'Neal, Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan, as well as up-and-comers LeBron James, Dwight Howard and Carmelo Anthon. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Image Entertainment).

Yo Gabba Gabba!: Circus (2011) Muno, Foofa, Brobee, Toodee and Plex star in four episodes: "Circus," "Treasure Hunt," "Flying" and "Fun"; $16.99. (Nickelodeon/Paramount).

 

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