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Oct 13, 2008

THIS WEEK'S DVD RELEASES

This is a big week for Blu-Ray and DVD with INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL being released. With the sales numbers for IRON MAN going through the roof (and who can resist that awesome "mask" packaging available exclusively at Target) I expect Indy will do pretty well on Blu-Ray. I wonder what the retail exclusives for Indy will be...looking forward to checking it out tomorrow.

Christmas titles are starting to appear, and one of interest is a 3 Disc HOLIDAY INN special edition.

One depressing note about this week is the exclusion of a Blu-Ray release of THE NEW WORLD - EXTENDED CUT which is coming out on Standard DVD. Let's hope there are plans for this in the future as I can't think of another film that would be virtually perfect on Blu-Ray than THE NEW WORLD. Here's hoping that DAYS OF HEAVEN and THE THIN RED LINE are on the way as well.

On the Blu-Ray front, Universal is releasing AMERICAN GANGSTER, CASINO and EASTERN PROMISES separately and in a 3 title gift pack. Also, Warner is giving us POLTERGIEST: 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION as well, which also happens to be one of my most favorite horror movies of all time (and it's PG at that) and THE MATRIX trilogy makes it to Blu-Ray finally after having been released on the now defunct HD-DVD format last year. From Fox there is ROMANCING THE STONE and JEWEL OF THE NILE -- so some great catalog titles hitting the new format.

If anyone hasn't had the chance to check out SLEEPING BEAUTY yet on Blu-Ray, I highly recommend it. The transfer is stunning, and Disney has gone all out with their extras which also include Disney's first entry in BD Live technology.

DVD and Blu-Ray titles due out Tuesday, October 14, 2008.

As always, titles and dates are subject to change without notice.

BLU-RAY

· American Gangster
· Casino
· The Code
· Constantine
· Coral Reef Adventure: IMAX
· Cosmic Voyage/Destiny in Space
· Dolphin
· Eastern Promises
· Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag
· Gangster Giftset (American Gangster; Casino; Eastern Promises)
· Hard Gun
· Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
· Interview With the Vampire
· Jewel of the Nile
· The Living Sea
· Mongol
· Mystery of the Nile
· The Ultimate Matrix Collection
· Poltergeist: 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
· Romancing the Stone
· Saving God: One Soul at a Time
· Space Station/Mission to Mir
· Standard Operating Procedure
· Stuck
· War, Inc.

DVD

· The Alfred Hitchcock Premiere Collection (The Lodger; Young and Innocent; Sabotage; Rebecca; Lifeboat; Rebecca; Lifeboat; Spellbound; Notorious; The Paradine Case)
· Brotherhood of Blood
· Chaplin: 15th Anniversary Edition
· The Cuban Masterworks Collection
· Dance of the Dead
· Dark Floors
· The Defa Sci-Fi Collection
· The Edge of Heaven
· Ghost House Underground
· Greek Mythology
· Holiday Inn – 3-Disc Collector’s Set
· Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History
· Icons of Horror Hammer Films 3 (Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb; The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll; The Gorgon; Scream of Fear)
· Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
· Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventure Set (Raiders; Tempe of Doom; Last Crusade; Crystal Skull)
· IMAX Space Station
· The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (Criterion #254)
· The Last House in the Woods
· Ludwig
· March of the Wooden Soldiers
· Mathematically Alive
· Mongol
· The New World – Extended Cut
· Night of the White Pants
· No Man’s Land
· Notorious
· Orange Winter
· Rebecca
· Regular or Super: Views on Mies Van Der Rohe
· Room 205
· The Ross Mcelwee DVD Collection
· Roxy Hunter and the Myth of the Mermaid
· Saving God: One Soul At a Time
· Spellbound
· Standard Operating Procedure
· Still Life
· Stuck
· Substitute
· Tortilla Heaven
· Trackman
· Veggietales: The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything
· Waltzing Anna
· A Woman Under the Influence (Criterion #253)

TV ON DVD

· America Stories of War
· Back to You – Season 1
· Barney’s Night Before Christmas Movie
· Bob the Builder: Bob’s White Christmas
· Boowa & Kwala
· Charlie and Lola: The Absolutely Completely Complete Seasons 1 and 2
· Chris and John to the Rescue – Season 2: Provincetown
· Coronation St. Ken & Me
· CSI – Season 8
· The Deputy – The Best of
· The Dog Whisperer – Volume 1
· The Dog Whisperer – Volume 2
· Elmo’s Christmas Countdown
· The Edwardians (BBC Miniseries)
· Holmes on Holmes: Holmes for the Holiday
· Katakune
· Liberty’s Kids – Complete Series
· Life With Derek – Season 1
· Lil Bush: Resident of the United States – Season 2
· Little Einsteins: The Christmas Wish
· Lovejoy – Christmas Specials
· The Magic Garden – Carole and Paula in the Magic Garden
· Nash Bridges – Season 1
· New Christmas Classics (Fat Albert’s Christmas Special; George of the Jungle: Jungle Bells; Casper’s Haunted Christmas; Gumby Season’s Greetings)
· NFL History of the Cleveland Browns
· The Partridge Family – Season 3
· Pinky Dinky Doo: Polka Dot Pox
· Quark – Complete Series
· The Real Tomb Hunters: Snakes, Curses and Booby Traps
· Rules of Engagement – Season 2
· The Sarah Silverman Program – Season 2, Volume 1
· Scott Baio is 45…And Single
· Scott Baio is 46…And Pregnant
· The Shari Lewis Show – A Shari Lewis Christmas
· Silverhawks – Season 1, Volume 1
· Spider-woman Vs. The Fly
· Spongebob Squarepants: Who Bob What Pants
· Survivorman – Season 2
· That 70’s Show – Complete Series
· The Unit – Season 3
· Witness to the Mob
· Yo Gabba Gabba: The Dancey Dance Bunch