DVD Tuesday: Snakes, Beer & More!
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Artie lange's Beer League: Beer, broads and baseball combine with hilarious results in ARTIE LANGE'S BEER LEAGUE...an over-the-top comedy about a group of misfits whose weekly softball games seem to have a lot more to do with getting into fights for macho dominance than hitting home runs. Artie is an unemployed and unmotivated drunk that is predictably still living with his mother. He is on a losing softball team, and he and his teammates are facing the end of softball as they know it if they can't pull it together. When love enters his life, it unexpectedly alters Artie's low self-esteem, and the odds for winning, not only the league trophy, but a new life, are certainly looking up. He and his teammates will have to go for the win, and survive all the comedy and chaos along the way.
Balzac: Gerard Depardieu stars in the sprawling saga of Honore de Balzac, author of THE HUMAN COMEDY, who crafted some of our century's most unforgettable writing from his own blazing passion for life. Gruff, unsophisticated and far from handsome, Balzac managed to become one of the most sought after men in his circle of famous writers in 19th Century France, leaving a trail of scandal and heartbreak in his wake. Prepare to be carried away to a life filled with desire and see it through the eyes of one of its most spirited participants.
Contact/Sphere: Is something or someone out there? Messages from outer space raise hopes (and, for some, fears) that intelligent beings from light years away are reaching out to us...and sending design plans for the machine that can take us to meet them. Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey star in and Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump) directs an exhilarating adaptation of Carl Sagan's Contact (Side A), the dazzling tale of humanity's greatest voyage of discovery. The excitement runs deep in Sphere (Side B) as officials find a huge spacecraft that plunged into the Pacific - 300 years earlier. Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone and Samuel L. Jackson lead an underwater expedition into the mysterious craft in this adventure directed by Barry Levinson (Rain Man) and based on Michael Crichton's novel. Step aboard for a new dimension in thrills!
The Fugitive / U.S. Marshals: Harrison Ford is desperate prison escapee Richard Kimble, wrongfully convicted of his wife's murder; Tommy Lee Jones is relentless lawman Sam Gerard (and an Oscar? winner to boot, earning 1993's Best Supporting Actor statue for his performance) - and the chase is on! Andrew Davis (Under Siege) directs The Fugitive [Side A], combining an 11-on-a-scale-of-10 train wreck, a daring waterfall plunge, a cat-and-mouse gambit through Chicago's St. Patrick's Day Parade and the kinetic fire of his two main stars into one of the most exhilarating manhunt movies ever. The adrenaline-rush hour continues when Jones reprises the role of Gerard and Stuart Baird (Executive Decision) directs U.S. Marshals [Side B]. Wesley Snipes plays a murder suspect who's on the same 727 aircraft as Gerard. Buckle up, action fans!
Gettysburg / Gods and Generals: Key battles of America's Civil War thunder across the screen in two richly scaled, rigorously authentic, powerfully compelling epics based on acclaimed historical novels by Michael Shaara. The tide of the war changes during three fierce days of combat at Gettysburg [Disc 1], the gripping saga of the tactics, command errors and sacrifices behind the bloodiest battle ever fought on U.S. soil. Gods and Generals [Disc 2] reveals the spirited allegiances and fierce combat of earlier Civil War struggles, framing its tale with the fateful clashes at Bull Run, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. These sprawling films remind us of the people, passions and heroism that fanned the flames of a country at war with itself.
Glory (Special Edition, Repackaged): The heart-stopping story of the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War, Glory stars Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes and Morgan Freeman. Broderick and Elwes are the idealistic young Bostonians who lead the regiment; Freeman is the inspirational sergeant who unites the troops; and Denzel Washington, in an Oscar® - winning performance (1989, Best Supporting Actor), is the runaway slave who embodies the indomitable spirit of the 54th Regiment of Massachusetts.
Martin: Complete First Season: Martin Lawrence (Bad Boys, Big Momma's House) plays Martin Payne, a brash radio personality who always speaks his mind, often to the frustration of Gina (Tisha Campbell), his feisty but eternally forgiving girlfriend. Always around are Martin's "hang out partners," Tommy, Cole, and Pam (Tichina Arnold), a co-worker of Gina's. Find out wazzup in the outrageous world of Martin. The first season of the classic Fox comedy series, Martin, finally arrives on DVD January 2, 2007 in a 4-disc set. The DVD features hilarious bloopers as well as audio commentary by star Martin Lawrence on some of his favorite scenes. Don't let your customers miss out on owning one of the most requested TV series DVDs!
Million Dollar Mystery: A disparate group of travelers is eating in an isolated restaurant when a man drops dead of a heart attack. Before he dies, they discover that he is wanted for stealing several million dollars, and he tells them that he has hidden a million dollars in each of four different locations, and gives them clues as to where the locations are. They all then take off and try to get to the hidden treasure before any of the others do.
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Seven Swords: In the early 1600's, the Manchurians have taken over sovereignty of China and established the Ching Dynasty. The newly set-up government immediately imposes a Martial Arts Ban, forbidding the practice of martial arts altogether in order to gain control and order. A group of soldiers travel the country seeking out those who would flout the law. A swordsman and his disciples decide to take the fight to the enemy, following a plea from a group of villagers. The SEVEN SWORDS is formed and their heroic journey begins. As they lead the entire village to the road of a safer place, they discover there is a trator amongst them. Between this narrow gap of life and death, the situation is further complicated by the blossoms of love.
Snakes on a Plane: Snakes on a Plane knows exactly what kind of movie it is, knows exactly what moviegoers expect from a title like Snakes on a Plane, and delivers the exact pleasures of a movie in which poisonous snakes are unleashed on a plane to kill an eyewitness to murder. Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, The Long Kiss Goodnight) knows exactly what he's doing in this movie and knows exactly when to pull out the superbad Samuel L. Jackson stare and deliver the infuriated Samuel L. Jackson bellow. The rest of the cast--including Julianna Margulies (ER), Rachel Blanchard (the TV series Clueless), Kenan Thompson (Fat Albert), David Koechner (Anchorman), Bobby Canavale (The Station Agent), and Sunny Mabrey (One Last Thing...)--play their parts with admirably straight faces and deadpan humor. Director David R. Ellis (Final Destination 2, Cellular) gives the movie the much-needed headlong momentum you would expect from a former stunt coordinator. In summation: A perfect piece of self-aware but not self-conscious high camp entertainment, blending comedy and thrills in perfect proportion.
Tales of Voodoo Box Set: Contains Ten films: *Volume 1: Jungle Virgin Force/ Hell Hole *Volume 2: Ghost Ninja/ Primitives *Volume 3: Rapist /Devil’s Express *Volume 4: Cannibal Curse/ Temple of Hell *Volume 5: Dog Called Vengeance/ Scorpion Thunderbolt
Covenant: In 1692, in the Ipswich Colony of Massachusetts, five families with untold power formed a covenant of silence. One family, lusting for more, was banished, their bloodline disappearing without a trace. Until now. Four young students at an elite private school who are descendants of the original families who settled in Ipswich Colony in the 1600s, are bound by their sacred ancestry and special powers. When the body of a dead student is discovered after a party, secrets begin to unravel that threaten to break the covenant of silence that has protected their families for hundreds of years.