101 Dalmatians (Two-Disc Platinum Edition)
d.
Clyde Geronimi
c. Betty Lou Gerson, Ben Wright, J. Pat O’Malley
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  • Disney’s Virtual Dalmatians
  • Puppy Profiler
  • 101 Pop-Up Trivia Facts For The Family & Collector
  • All-New “Cruella De Vil” Music Video
  • Redefining The Line: The Making Of 101 Dalmatians
  • Cruella De Vil: Drawn To Be Bad
  • Sincerely Yours, Walt Disney
  • Deleted Songs
  • And Much More!

Last year the ratings board announced that they would take into consideration smoking when rating movies. Activists wanted the MPAA to rate any movie with cigarette smoking with an automatic R rating. It is not the same as when the MPAA refused to allow a movie that showed a bad guy not being punished for his sins, because this ratings change affected the movie whether it was Humphrey Bogart puffing a cigarette as a good guy or Cruella De Vil puffing on one as a villainess. Luckily, the MPAA took the stand that they would use smoking alongside other criteria, including violence and nudity, when making their decision. Following that announcement, the Walt Disney Corporation made the statement that it will discourage depictions of cigarette smoking in its films and will place an anti-smoking PSA on DVD’s of any future film that does depict smoking.  Thanks to the aforementioned Cruella De Vil, I assume that this week’s release of 101 Dalmatians will include that PSA. Because everyone knows, kids want to be like the villainess in this movie. “A villain can be bad without smoking,” executives said. Talk about living in a fucking box. Good release, though, as long as they don’t replace the cigarette with a walkie-talkie or something.

Into the Wild (Two-Disc Special Collector’s Edition)
d.
Sean Penn
c. Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt, Jena Malone, Catherine Keener, Vince Vaughn, Kristen Stewart, Hal Holbrook
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  • Into the Wild: The Story, The Characters
  • Into the Wild: The Experience
  • Theatrical Trailer

This movie received two Oscar nominations, including one for Best Supporting Actor (Hal Holbrook), yet received little-to-no publicity around my parts. However, the following people seemed to like it: Devin, Jeremy, Nordling, Rath and Dellamorte. If you read the boards, you know those are some pretty qualified opinions to listen to. Directed by Sean Penn and starring Emile Hirsch (Speed Racer), Into the Wild tells the story of Chris, a young man who gives his life savings to charity, burns his identity and begins a trip that ends up in the wilderness of Alaska. Much of the movie is Chris’ story and the rest of the tremendous cast are people he meets along the way. It will be released in a single bare-boned edition and also a 2-Disc Special Edition, with a grand total of 2 featurettes. I would assume those are pretty long features if they take up an entire second disc. This will also be one of the last HD-DVD releases, I believe.


12 Angry Men (50th Anniversary Edition)
d.
Sidney Lumet
c. Lee J. Cobb, E.G. Marshall, Jack Klugman, Jack Warden, Henry Fonda, Ed Begley
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  • “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: The Making of 12 Angry Men”
  • “Inside The Jury Room”

If you have not seen the original 12 Angry Men, you are missing out on one of the greatest movies out there. Directed by Sidney Lumet, 12 Angry Men tells the story of a group of jurors isolated in a room given the duty to determine one man’s guilt or innocence. The ensemble cast is magnificent for the time period and features great performances by Henry Fonda, Ed Beagley, Lee Cobb, Jack Warden and Jack Klugman. The camerawork is spectacular. With almost the entire movie never leaving the room, Lumet is able to take the scenes and slowly make the room more-and-more claustrophobic by lowering the camera angles, letting the viewers feel as trapped as the characters. I could talk about this movie for hours as it is that well made. Do yourself a favor, and pick up this new edition and discover a true cinematic gem.

The Fun Park
d. Rick Walker
c. Jillian Murray, Randy Wayne, Randy Colton, Jennifer Ferguson, Sara Rae Foster
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  • Outtakes and Deleted Scenes
  • Behind-the-scenes featurette
  • “The Story” featurette
  • Jillian Murray’s audition tape played against the actual scene she auditioned.

One of the lead actors from Nick Nunziata produced Grizzly Park has a new movie coming out this week on DVD. Randy Wayne will co-star in The Fun Park, a new film directed by Rick Walker (Sam and Janet). The story tells us that late one night in 1980, Bobo the Insult Clown was bludgeoned to death while locking up for the night at a Family Fun Park. Legends say his ghost still haunts the old park to this day. Twenty-six years after this event, six teenagers set out to refute the legend. Only one leaves the park alive. After waking up in a mental hospital, Megan tells her psychologist the horrific story of what transpired that night. Unfortunately, the police find no bodies to backup Megan’s tale. When her psychologist stumbles upon a tiny clue, she begins to investigate further and discovers that Megan’s chilling ordeal might have actually occurred after all.

Pistol Whipped
d. Roel Reine
c. Steven Seagal, Lance Henriksen
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  • Deleted Scenes

It is too bad that straight-to-DVD movies do not really get any consideration for Oscar awards because if they did one of the frontrunners would be this movie starring master thespian Steven Seagal. It is rumored that after this year’s Oscar Awards cerimony, a reporter asked Daniel Day-Lewis about what actors he most respected and he mentioned that no other actor had the effect on him as Mr. Seagal. He actually said that he based many of his performances in the past on Seagal roles and felt horrible that he had never given Mr. Seagal the true thanks and gratitude that he deserves. “There would not be a Christy Brown without the influence of Steven Seagal,” Lewis stated. “There would not be a Bill the Butcher or Daniel Plainview without Steven Seagal. Mr. Seagal, You do indeed drink my milkshake.” He then continued to drink and passed out a short time later.

The Shepherd: Border Patrol
d.
Isaac Florentine
c. Jean-Claude Van Damme, Scott Adkins
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Never one to shy away from controversy, Jean-Claude Van Damme refused to allow Daniel Day-Lewis’ comments to slide. “Everyone knows that he never learned anything from that hack Seagal,” Van Damme argued. “Steven Seagal is a sell out who never amounted to anything. If Jean-Claude had been cast in Executive Decision, he would have kicked all their butts and the movie would have ended in fifteen minutes. Seagal? He took a dive out the plane. Everyone knows I quit The Predator movie because if Jean-Claude were the Predator, Arnold would never have survived. They needed a monkey to make Arnold look good. Everyone knows that Day-Lewis based his entire character of Hawkeye on Jean-Claude and that he drinks my milkshake!” There are no extras on this DVD because Van Damme declared that none of his scenes were bad enough to be deleted. Touché, Mr. Van Damme. Touché.

Cult Fiction: C.H.U.D.
d. Douglas Cheek
c. John Heard, Daniel Stern, Kim Greist
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“Beneath the streets of Atlanta, there are hundreds of miles of subterranean tunnels unfit for anything human, unauthorized for anything experimental and unlikely to come to the surface…until now. Something horrible is loose in the sewers of Atlanta, and the nation’s Internet population has begun to mutate. They are C.H.U.D. – hideous, hungry and headed for the streets! Nick Nunziata, Devin Faraci, Jeremy Smith and Russ Fischer star in this wildly original horror shocker, released across the nation where message board posters every year are still devoured by actual C.H.U.D.!”

OTHER MAINSTREAM RELEASES

Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium
d.
Zach Helm
c. Dustin Hoffman, Natalie Portman, Jason Bateman
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* Also on Blu-Ray

  • ”Strangely Weird and Weirdly Strange: The Magical World Of A Wonder Emporium” Featurette
  • ”An Eccentric Boss And An Awkward Apprentice” Featurette
  • ”To Meet Eric Applebaum, Start By Saying Hi” Featurette
  • ”The Magical Toy Store” Featurette

Things We Lost in the Fire
d. Susanne Bier
c. Halle Berry, Benicio Del Toro, David Duchovny
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* Also on HD-DVD

  • Commentary: A Discussion about Things We Lost In The Fire
  • Additional Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer

Awake
d.
Joby Harold
c. Hayden Christenson, Jessica Alba, Terrance Howard
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  • Audio commentary
  • Seven deleted scenes
  • Behind the scenes featurette
  • Storyboard-to-film comparisons

Mrs. Doubtfire (Behind-the-Seams Edition)
d. Chris Columbus
c. Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan
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  • Cutting Room: Deleted, Extended and Alternate Scenes
  • “From Man to Mrs.: The Evolution of Mrs. Doubtfire” Featurette
  • “Aging Gracefully: A Look Back at Mrs. Doubtfire” Featurette
  • Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Still Photo Gallery
  • “A Conversation with Legendary Animator Chuck Jones” Featurette
  • Original Pencil Test
  • Final Animation Sequence with Alternate Backgrounds
  • Makeup Application with key make-up artist Ve Neill
  • Makeup Photo Gallery
  • Five Makeup Tests
  • “The Improvisation of Mrs. Doubtfire” – Seven Scenes
  • Original Featurette (1993)
  • “Meet Mrs. Doubtfire” – Robin Williams Interview
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Theatrical Posters Photo Gallery

Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who (Deluxe Edition)
d. Chuck Jones
c. Chuck Jones
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  • Re-mastered version of original animation 1970 Horton Hears a Who!
  • Bonus content 3 additional episodes
  • Butter Battle Book – Tells the story of the battle between two hostile cultures, the Yooks and the Zooks, over buttering bread butter side up versus butter side down.
  • Daisy – Head Mayzie – Focuses on the story of Mayzie, a school girl who sprouts yellow daisies from her head
  • Horton Hatches An Egg! – Another story featuring Horton the elephant, who is convinced by an irresponsible bird named Mayzie, to sit on her egg while she takes a break.
  • EC – 2 featurettes (approx.50 mins TRT) (SPECIFICS TBD)
  • Additional kid-friendly enhanced content will also be featured including a Singalong Music Video
  • You Can Hear Horton, Horton Can Hear You!
  • In Search of Dr. Seuss, an Emmy Award-nominated 90-minute documentary hosted by actress Kathy Najim. The film tells the story of Dr. Seuss’ life through celebrity skits, music and animated clips from his best-loved stories.


OTHER DVDs TO DROP CASH ON

Magnum P.I.: The Complete Eighth Season
The Hogfather
Doctor Who – Planet of Evil (Episode 81)
The Love Boat – Season One, Vol. 1
Doctor Who – Destiny of the Daleks (Episode 104)
Ben 10 – The Complete Season 3
TCM Archives – Forbidden Hollywood Collection, Vol. 2 (The Divorcee / A Free Soul / Night Nurse / Three on a Match / Female)
Ice Age [Blu-ray]
Eleven Men Out
The Pink Panther Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 6 – Inspector Cartoons
Surveillance 24/7
Archie’s Funhouse: Complete Series
Saturday Night Live: Lost and Found – SNL in the 80’s
The Rookie [Blu-ray]
My Kid Could Paint That
The Kill Point
Saturday Night Live the Best of ’06/’07
Shogun Assassin, Vol. 4: Five Fistfuls of Gold
Carver- UNRATED
Mega Snake
Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief
The American Poop Movie
Good Luck
Half Moon
Army of the Dead
Left for Dead
The Forever Dead
Radiant City
Suburban Sasquatch
Cult Fiction: The Man Who Fell to Earth
Cult Fiction: The Long Good Friday
En La Cama
Billy Wilder Gift Set (The Apartment / The Fortune Cookie / Some Like it Hot / Kiss Me Stupid)
Cult Fiction: The Quiet Earth
Cult Fiction: Kidnapped
Satan’s Whip
Cult Fiction: The Wicker Man
Night of the Living Freaks
Cult Fiction: Fitzcarraldo
Cult Fiction: Class of 1984
Cult Fiction: Return of the Killer Tomatoes
Getting Any? (Uncut Edition)
Cult Fiction: Night of the Living Dorks
Cult Fiction: Road Games

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Into The Wild – $16.99
Into The Wild: 2 DVD Edition – $22.99
Into The Wild HD-DVD – $29.99
Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium – $16.99
Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium Blu-Ray – $29.99
Things We Lost In The Fire – $17.99
Things We Lost In The Fire HD-DVD – $29.99
AWAKE – $17.99
Chritina Aguilera: Back To Basics – Live & Down Under – $19.99
Dr. Doolittle: Tail To The Chief – $16.99
The Kill Point – $29.99
Saturday Night Live: Best of 2006 / 2007 – $9.99
Saturday Night Live In The 80’s: Lost & Found
Blood +: Volume I – $19.99
12 Angry Men: Collector’s Edition: 50th Anniversary Edition – $14.99
Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who!: Deluxe Edition – $12.99
Jim Henson’s Unstable Fables: 3 Pigs & A Baby – $12.99

101 Dalmatians: Platinum Edition – $16.99 *
My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Friendly Tails – $16.99 *
Ratatouille – $19.99 *
The Jungle Book: 40th Anniversary Edition – $19.99 *
The Little Mermaid: Platinum Edition – $19.99 *
Peter Pan: Platinum Edition *
CARS – $19.99 *
Meet The Robinsons – $19.99 *
Mulan – $19.99 *
* Free Plush Toy or Squeaky Dog Bone Instantly when you buy 101 Dalmatians: Platinum Edition
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By Two of these Barbie Movies On The Same Receipt & Get Both for $20 ($14.99 individually):
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Barbie Fairytopia: Magic Of The Rainbow
Barbie In The 12 Dancing Princesses
Barbie: The Island Princess

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The Love Boat: Season 1 – $24.99
Human Giant: Season 1 – $16.99
The Complete Ben: Season 3 – $12.99
Dr. Doolittle Movie #1 – #4 Set – $34.99
Magnum P.I.: Season 8 – $34.99 *
Dr. Seuss Celebration Set – $19.99
Blood +: Part 1 – $79.99
* Buy any two seasons of Magnum P.I. together on the same receipt and get both for $50

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Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who! Deluxe Edition – $12.99
AWAKE – $19.99
Beowulf – $19.99
30 Days Of Night – $19.99
American Gangster: 2 DVD Unrated Extended Edition – $19.99
Justice League: The New Frontier (1 DVD) – $19.99

Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium – $16.99  *
Dr. Doolittle: Tail To The Chief – $16.99 *
* Circuit City Exclusive: Free Mr. Magorium’s paper airplane designs CD-ROM
* Purchase Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium and Dr. Doolittle: Tail To The Chief DVDs together and save $5

101 Dalmations: Platinum Edition – $14.99 *
My Friends: Tigger & Pooh – Friendly Tails – $14.99 *
* Purchase 101 Dalmations and the Tigger & Pooh DVDs together and save $6

Into The Wild – $19.99 *
Things We Lost In The Fire – $19.99 *
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Mrs. Doubtfire: Behind the Seams Edition, Ice Age: The Meltdown, The Pebble & The Penguin: Family Fun Edition, Garfield: A Tale Of Two Kitties, Cheaper By The Dozen: Baker’s Dozen Edition, The Secret Of NIMH: Family Fun Edition, Fern Gully: The Last Rain Forest – Family Fun Edition, Anastasia: Family Fun Edition

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Into The Wild – $15.99
Dr. Doolittle: Tail To The Chief – $17.99
Things We Lost In The Fire – $19.99
AWAKE – $19.99
Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who: Deluxe Edition – $14.99

Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium – $15.99 *
Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium Blu-Ray – $29.99
* Exclusive Bonus Disc included in Standard DVD version which features interactive games, puzzles & more

101 Dalmations: 2 DVD Platinum Edition – $15.99 *
My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Friendly Tails – $14.99
* DVD comes with exclusive set of zipper pulls
* Free Target $5 Gift Card with purchase of both 101 Dalmations & Tigger & Pooh DVDs

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Hotel Rwanda, What About Bob?, The Aviator, Bend It Like Beckham, Traffic, Rain Man (1st Pressing Shown)

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That 70’s Show: Season 7 – $24.99
Charmed: Season 8 – $22.99
The Tudors: Season 1 – $22.99
Monk: Season 5 – $29.99
Seinfeld: Season 8 – 29.99