Gone Baby Gone (regular and Blu-Ray)
d. Ben Affleck
c. Casey Affleck, Ed Harris, Morgan Freeman, Michelle Monaghan, Amy Ryan

  • Going Home: Behind The Scenes with Ben Affleck – An exclusive look behind the scenes, including a conversation with director Ben Affleck and star Casey Affleck about the brothers’ most memorable professional collaboration to date.
  • Capturing Authenticity: Casting Gone Baby Gone
  • Deleted scenes with Optional Commentary by writer/director Ben Affleck and writer Aaron Stockard
  • Audio Commentary by writer/director Ben Affleck and writer Aaron Stockard

Ben Affleck continues his fight for respectability. After years of being nothing more than the brunt of jokes, Affleck has put out his second critically acclaimed performance in as many years. After his great portrayal as George Reeves in the 2006 film Hollywoodland, he follows it up with a nice directorial debut with his first feature length film Gone Baby Gone. The film, which Affleck co-wrote with Aaron Stockard, is an adaptation of the Dennis Lehane (Mystic River) novel which tells the story of two Boston detectives investigating the kidnapping of a little girl. The film also helped elevate his kid brother Casey further into the realm of superstardom. Thanks to this and his Academy Award nominated performance in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, his stock couldn’t be higher. The movie also contains star performances by Ed Harris and Morgan Freeman and the always welcome appearance by the gorgeous Michelle Monaghan (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang). With all those names, it’s Amy Ryan who was the real breakout star in this picture, winning numerous awards for her performance and gaining an Oscar nomination for her supporting role in the film.

We Own the Night (regular and Blu-Ray)
d. James Gray
c. Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Robert Duvall

  • Commentary with Writer and Director James Gray
  • Police Action: Filming Cops, Cars, and Chaos
  • A Moment In Crime: Creating Late 80’s Brooklyn
  • Tension: Creating We Own The Night

Way back in the year of 1998, James Gray shot a great little flick called The Yards. Thanks to ineptitude on the studio end, it was dumped in theaters in 2000 with little to no promotion. Seven years later, Gray follows up with We Own the Night, starring the same two men that he directed in The Yards (Mark Wahlberg and Joaquin Phoenix). Things have changed over the years. The Yards was before Phoenix really broke out with his Oscar nominated role in Gladiator and while Wahlberg was the latest hot thing, thanks to his breakout role in Boogie Nights and the outstanding Three Kings, his Oscar nomination in 2006 for The Departed really solidified his ranking in the Hollywood elite. This gave Gray’s latest film a little more respectability thanks to his two leads Oscar cred (Supporting man Robert Duvall has won an Oscar too), so this effort did not give him the headaches of his last picture. It even earned him his second nomination for the Golden Palm at Cannes (The Yards also earned him this recognition). The movie has been compared to The Departed, but there is something more there, as evidenced in Grays former films (he also directed Little Odessa in 1994). Gray is not a man to really copy Scorsese, and his movies are a little more about blood family than The Departed was. It does feel as original as The Yards, but that is not the fault of Gray, as the onslaught of films in this genre just seems to have washed away the freshness from a few years ago. That does not mean you should discount this film. Hopefully this film will finally get Gray some quality A-List work that he deserves.

Eclipse Series 8 – Lubitsch Musicals (The Love Parade / The Smiling Lieutenant / One Hour with You / Monte Carlo) (Criterion Collection)

  • The Love Parade (1929)
  • Monte Carlo (1930)
  • One Hour with You (1932)
  • The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)

FROM CRITERION: Renowned as a silent film pioneer and the man who refined Hollywood comedy with such masterpieces as Trouble in Paradise, The Shop Around the Corner, and To Be or Not to Be, Ernst Lubitsch also had another claim to fame: he helped invent the modern movie musical. With the advent of sound and audiences clamoring for “talkies,” Lubitsch combined his love of European operettas and his mastery of film to create this entirely new genre. These elegant, bawdy films, made before strict enforcement of the Hays morality code, feature some of the greatest stars of early Hollywood (Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Claudette Colbert, Miriam Hopkins), as well as that elusive style of comedy that would thereafter be known as “the Lubitsch touch.”

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (40th Anniversary Edition)
Stanley Kramer
c. Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Introductions by Tom Brokaw, Quincy Jones, Karen Kramer and Steven Spielberg
  • ‘A Love Story of Today‘ Featurette
  • A Special Kind of Love‘ Featurette
  • Stanley Kramer: A Man’s Search for Truth
  • 2007 Producers Guild of America ‘Stanley Kramer’ Award Presentation to Al Gore
  • Stanley Kramer Accepts the Irving Thalberg Award
  • Photo Gallery

If you only know this story by the 2005 remake Guess Who, you need to watch the original. Guess Who reversed the racial roles with Ashton Kutcher bring the white boy brought home to a surprised father played by Bernie Mac. The original, and superior in every possible way, version stars Sidney Poitier as the man brought home by his fiancé to meet her white family (played by Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn). This release comes at an interesting time in the United States, as it appears that the American public may finally be maturing in the area of racial ignorance. As someone who lives in the Midwest, the change is still slowly coming and there are still a great number of racists and bigots in the middle states, but with Barack Obama breaking down boundaries, there might be hope yet. The movie is a masterpiece and helped cement Poitier’s place as a legend. Many of the extras deal with director Stanley Kramer who was nominated for nine Oscars, yet never winning one.

Peter’s Friends
d. Kenneth Branagh
c. Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Imelda Staunton, Tony Slattery, Rita Rudner

I had never heard of this movie, but now can’t wait to see it. It is called the British version of tremendous 1983 film The Big Chill. Directed by Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet) and written by Rita Rudner, the film tells the story of six former college friends who gather for a New Years Eve weekend reunion at a large English countryside manor after ten years to reminisce about the good times now long gone. The friends were all once involved in a comedy troupe at Cambridge University, which parallels the real life story of four of the actors in the film (Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Emma Thompson and Tony Slattery all performed were all in the Cambridge Footlights, a student comedy troupe similar to the one portrayed in the film. Co-writer Martin Bergman, who was also married to Rita Rudner, was also a part of Footlights, explaining the similarities). The DVD does not look like it has any extras, but with the premise and the quality of the actors involved, it should be a film to put on your radars.

Romance & Cigarettes
d. John Turturro
c. James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet, Steve Buschemi, Mandy Moore, Christopher Walken, Mary-Louise Parker, Eddie Izzard

  • Commentary with Director John Turturro and Amedeo Turturro
  • Making a Homemade Musical
  • Film introduction by John Turturro
  • Deleted Scenes with Introductions by John Turturro

Singing!  Dancing!  Comedy!  Directed by John Turturro!  Well, the movie has gotten mixed reviews and has a rating of 52% on Rotten Tomatoes. It has some spectacular actors that are not always known for their choices in projects (I’m talking to you Steve Buschemi). But it is a Musical and it has Christopher Walken in it, and if that doesn’t pique your interests a little bit, you might need to check your pulse. Dance Walken Dance! Listen (with your eyes) to what Roger Ebert says about the film: John Turturro’s “Romance & Cigarettes” is the real thing, a film that breaks out of Hollywood jail with audacious originality, startling sexuality, heartfelt emotions and an anarchic liberty. The actors toss their heads and run their mouths like prisoners let loose to race free. Hell, I don’t even know what that means, but I wanna check it out anyway.

Come on Shawn! Tell us what’s on those popular DVDs!!!

Becoming Jane (regular and Blu-Ray)

  • Discovering the Real Jane Austen – The best known author of her era, she continues to sell books and inspire films almost two hundred years after her death, but what do we really know about Jane Austen? Find out some surprising truths in this fascinating featurette.
  • Becoming Jane Pop-Up Facts & Footnotes – Interactive insights
  • Audio Commentary with director Julian Jarrold, writer Kevin Hood and producer Robert Bernstein
  • Deleted Scenes

No Reservations (regular and Blu-Ray)

  • Food Network’s “Unwrapped:” hosted by Marc Summers, goes behind the scenes of the making of No Reservations

Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?

  • Janet Jackson: Return of an Icon featurette
  • Reflections on Getting ‘Married’ featurette
  • Music of ‘Married’ featurette

Martian Child

  • Audio commentary with producers Corey Sienega and David Kirschner as well as writers Seth Bass and Jonathan Tolins
  • “Handle With Care: Working with The Martian Child” documentary
  • “The Real Martian Child” featurette
  • Deleted scenes
  • Theatrical trailer

The Wiz (30th Anniversary Edition w/ Bonus CD)

  • Wiz on Down the Road
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Bonus 8-Track Bonus CD featuring songs by Michael Jackson and Diana Ross

OK.  What else can we spend all our money on?

Dallas – The Complete Eighth Season
Charlie Chan Collection, Vol. 4 (Charlie Chan in Honolulu / Charlie Chan in Reno / Charlie Chan at Treasure Island / City in Darkness)
What’s Done in the Dark…
Naruto Uncut Boxed Set, Volume 6
The Equalizer – Season One
George of the Jungle: The Complete Series
Girlfriends – The Third Season
WWE: The Legacy of Stone Cold Steve Austin
The Joan Crawford Collection, Vol. 2 (A Woman’s Face / Flamingo Road / Sadie McKee / Strange Cargo / Torch Song)
Family Ties – The Third Season
Tell Me You Love Me – The Complete First Season
Blade The Series – The Complete Series
Dirty Laundry
General Hospital: Night Shift – The Complete First Season
Warner Brothers Home Entertainment Academy Awards Animation Collection – 15 Winners, 26 Nominees
I Could Never Be Your Woman
The Bubble
Some Girls
St. Teresa of Avila
The Amateurs
The Amateurs [Blu-ray]
Stanley Kramer Film Collection (Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner / Ship of Fools / The Member of the Wedding / The Wild One / The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T)
The Robert Donat Collection (The Count Of Monte Cristo / The 39 Steps / The Ghost Goes West) 1934 / 1935
Africa Unite
Three Can Play That Game
The Royal Tramp Collection
Introducing the Dwights
Furnace (Unrated)
Carl Nielsen – Maskarade (Royal Danish Opera)
Batman & Mr. Freeze – SubZero / Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (Double Feature)
Black August
The Draughtsman’s Contract
Blue State
The Double Life of Veronique
Meet Market
A Zed & Two Noughts
The Front Line
Dating Games People Play
Shaolin Intruders



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