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Dec 2, 2008

I Wanted to Believe...THIS WEEK'S BLU-RAY/DVD RELEASES

This week is a monstrous release week. So many big titles, so little money. What to do?

The big titles of the week are a-plenty. THE X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE, STEP BROTHERS, THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN and WANTED all hit both Blu-Ray and Disc today. That's a lot of big first-run titles for one day.

There are also a lot of huge catalog titles on Blu-Ray as well including a 2 Disc THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL Special Edition (the 1951 edition cross promoting next week's theatrical release of the Keanu Reeves remake), CASABLANCA: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTOR'S EDITION, all 3 AUSTIN POWERS movies, the first X-FILES movie, HOME ALONE, a special edition of STRANGER THAN FICTION and last but not least, THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION. With a list like that, I'm going to have to take 3 jobs just to keep up.

Standard DVD has nothing special outside of most of the big titles coming to Blu-Ray with the exception of WHITE DOG, Samuel Fuller's rarely seen 1983 film coming from the masters at Criterion.

The TV DVD list is fairly decent as well with seasons of LAW & ORDER (season 6), SECRET DIARY OF A CALL GIRL ( season 1), JAKE AND THE FATMAN and CANNON (both Season 1, Volume 2), Adult Swim's METALOCALYPSE (season 2), PERRY MASON (Season 3, Volume 2) and the biggest TV releases are a remastered edition of I, CLAUDIUS and Season 4 of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE with all Sketches and Musical numbers intact.

Happy spending...but don't forget to save some money for next week when THE DARK KNIGHT hits shelves on the 9th.

Blu-Ray

· The Austin Powers Collection: Shagadelic Edition
· Bam Margera Presents Where the #$&% Is Santa?
· Casablanca: Ultimate Collector’s Edition
· The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2 Disc & 3 Disc editions)
· The Contract
· Day of the Dead
· The Day The Earth Stood Still: Special Edition
· Home Alone: Family Fun Edition

· Jingle All The Way: Family Fun Edition
· La Femme Nikita
· The Longshots

· The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
· Resident Evil: Degeneration
· The Shawshank Redemption
· Step Brothers (2 Disc)
· Stranger Than Fiction: Special Edition

· Wanted
· The X-Files: Fight the Future
· The X-Files: I Want to Believe


DVD

· An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong
· Another Gay Movie: Guys Gone Wild
· Bam Margera Presents Where the #$&% Is Santa?
· Black Greek Organizations: The Foundation
· Casablanca: Ultimate Collector’s Edition
· The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (1 Disc & 2 Disc editions)
· Dark World
· The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951) – Special Edition
· The Dead Don’t Scream
· Dorian Blues
· Fatboy: The Movie
· Fly Me To The Moon
· Hey There, It’s Yogi Bear
· In The Gutter
· The Kremlin
· The Land Before Time: Friends Forever
· Last Chance
· The Longshots
· Lower Learning
· The Man Called Flintstone
· Ode to Billy Joe
· Resident Evil: Degeneration
· Rim Shop
· Rise of the Foot Soldier
· Step Brothers (1 Disc and 2 Disc editions)
· Wanted (1 Disc, 2 Disc and a Gift Set edition)

· What Matters Most
· White Dog (Criterion #455)
· Wisegal
· The X-Files: I Want to Believe (1 Disc and 3 Disc editions)

TV on DVD

· Bakugan: Volume 1- Battle Brawlers
· Bakugan: Volume 2 – Game On
· The Best of Dr. Katz
· The Book of Revelation
· Cannon – Season 1, Volume 2
· Dark World
· Don Cherry’s Hard Hitting Hockey
· Elite XC: Lawler Vs. Smith II
· The Ghost (Aatma)
· Growing Up Five DVD Set (Arctic; Wildcats; Wilderness; Safari; Primates)
· HI-5 – Season 1
· I, Claudius: The Epic That Never Was (Remastered)
· Jake and the Fatman – Season 1, Volume 2
· Law & Order – Season 6
· Metalocalypse – Season 2
· Mythbusters: Big Blasts Collection
· Password – The Best of
· Perry Mason – Season 3, Volume 2
· Saturday Night Live – Season 4
· The Secret Life of the American Teenager – Season 1
· Seeding of a Giant
· Sensing Murder
· The Secret Diary of a Call Girl – Season 1
· 6Teen – Special Yearbook Edition
· Vans Warped Tour 2007