Monday, June 18, 2007

DVD Tuesday: Bridge to Terabithia, Die Hard collection & More! - Xoanon @ 12:11 PST
009-1, Vol. 1: From ADV Films! Based on the manga series by acclaimed artist and creator Shotaro Ishinomori (Cyborg 009, Kamen Rider)! Set in an alternate world where the Cold War has continued on for over 140 years, civilization is split in two and the world lies on the brink of nuclear destruction. Mylene Hoffman is a cyborg with no past, who works as an undercover agent for a mysterious organization engaged in an international political war. Follow the exploits of Mylene as she uncovers political corruption, shocking revelations, and government conspiracy.

Al Pacino Collection: Author! Author!: Life is getting complicated for Broadway playwright Ivan Travalian (Pacino). His flaky wife Gloria (Weld) is moving in with her lover, his director hates his new play and his leading lady (Cannon) is a terrified movie star who's never been on the stage. With five children to look after (most of them Gloria's), a budding romance with his leading lady, and a producer (King) demanding a rewrite, it's no wonder the emotionally and financially unstable Ivan starts to exhibit all kinds of irrational behavior.

Animaniacs, Vol. 1-3: Based on three animated characters--Yakko, Wakko, and Dot--ANIMANIACS made its debut on the WB in 1993. Yakko and Wakko are supposedly the original Warner Brothers, and Dot is their sister. Locked in a water tower since the 1930s due to the unbroadcastable nature of their cartoons, the trio escapes and enjoys some thoroughly postmodern adventures in this smart show. This release includes the first three volumes of episodes from the show.

Animaniacs, Vol. 3: Based on three animated characters--Yakko, Wakko, and Dot--ANIMANIACS made its debut on the WB in 1993. Yakko and Wakko are supposedly the original Warner Brothers, and Dot is their sister. Locked in a water tower since the 1930s due to the unbroadcastable nature of their cartoons, the trio escapes and enjoys some thoroughly postmodern adventures in this smart show. This release includes a third volume of episodes from the show.

Beverly Hillbillies: No description available

The Big Street: Little Pinks is in love with a nightclub singer named Gloria. But it is a unrequited love as she does not know that he exists. Pinks is a shy busboy and Gloria only goes out with men who are loaded. When she tries to dump Case for richer Reed, Case dumps her down the stairs. After months of treatment, she will never walk, but Pinks is the only one who takes care of her. He pays all her bills and sends her flowers with unsigned cards. But to Gloria, he is nothing in her eyes. When she wants to leave New York for Florida, to be with the money set, he takes her.

Bridge to Terabithia: Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and she's a city girl, he's a country boy, the two become fast friends. Together, they create Terabithia, a land of monsters, trolls, ogres, and giants and rule as king and queen. This friendship helps Jess cope with the tragedy that makes him realize what Leslie taught him.

Close to Home: (Drama) Two young, different female soldiers patrol the anxious streets of Jerusalem, questioning Palestinians and looking for suicide bombers. The rebellious one finds the army demeaning; the controlled one is obedient. Under intense pressure, against a backdrop of any-minute-now terrorist attacks, a friendship takes hold and roles reverse.

Criterion Coll: Wr - Mysteries of the Organism: What does the energy harnessed through orgasm have to do with the state of Communist Yugoslavia circa 1971? Only counterculture filmmaker extraordinaire Duan Makavejev has the answers (or the questions). His surreal documentary-fiction collision WR: Mysteries of the Organism begins as an investigation of the life and work of controversial psychologist and philosopher Wilhelm Reich and then explodes into a free-form narrative of a beautiful young Slavic girl’s sexual liberation. Banned upon its release in the director’s homeland, the art-house smash WR is both whimsical and bold in its blending of politics and sexuality.

Critic's Choice: 1963 comedy pairing Lucille Ball and Bob Hope. Broadway fans will enjoy the inside jokes of this movie based on a play by Ira Levin. Ball is a young playwright while Hope is her husband - and a drama critic.

Dance Girl Dance: Judy O'Brien is an aspiring ballerina in a dance troupe. Also in the company is Bubbles, a brash mantrap who leaves the struggling troupe for a career in burlesque. When the company disbands, Bubbles gives Judy a thankless job as her stooge. The two eventually clash when both fall for the same man.

Daniel Boone: Season 4: Fess Parker stars as Daniel Boone, in this timeless classic series. Daniel Boone, America's classic frontier hero, continues his adventures right here with Season 4 - now on DVD. Digitally restored and re-mastered from its original television presentation in 1967 - in brilliant color!

The Die Hard collection: Disc 1: **"Die Hard" Widescreen Feature with optional Commentary by director John McTiernan and production designer Jackson DeGovia **Additional scene-specific commentary by special effects supervisor Richard Edlund **Subtitled commentary by various cast and crew **Branching version with the extended power shutdown scene **DVD-ROM - script-to- screen comparison Disc 2: **"Die Harder" Widescreen Feature **Directors commentary **HBO Special **Featurette **4 Deleted scenes **The Bad Guys (Villains Profile) **Interview with Renny Harlin **3 broken-down visual effects **3 side-by-side comparisons **4 trailers **2 TV spots **2 stunt vignettes Disc 3: **"Die Hard with a Vengeance" Widescreen Feature **Directors commentary **CBS Special: A Night to Die For/ McClane **HBO Special **Featurette **Alternate ending **3 special effects vignettes **Bruce Willis interview **Villains with a Vengeance **7 special effects **Stunt studies **Storyboard sequence **2 trailers **10 TV spots Disc 4 Bonus Disc: **Inside Look: LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD **Wrong Guy, Wrong Place, Wrong Time: A Look Back At Die Hard **The Continuing Adventures of John McClane

Du Barry Was a Lady: Hat check man Louis Blore is in love with nightclub star May Daly. May, however, is love with a poor dancer, but wants to marry for money. When Louis wins the Irish Sweepstakes, he asks May to marry him and she accepts even though she doesn't love him. Soon after, Louis has an accident and gets knocked on the head, where he dreams that he's King Louis XV pursuing the infamous Madame Du Barry.

Fire Serpent: A massive fireball from the sun strikes Earth and unleashes a horrific fire demon, forcing fire fighters and federal agents to team up in hopes of destroying the menacing beast.

Gray Matters: They finish each other's sentences, dance like Fred and Ginger, and share the same downtown loft--the perfect couple? Not exactly. Gray and Sam (Heather Graham and Tom Cavanagh), are a sister and brother so compatible and inseparable that people actually assume they are dating. Mortified, they both agree they must branch out and start searching for love. He'll look for a guy for her and she'll look for a gal for him. But when Sam finds his perfect mate in Charlie (Bridget Moynahan) Gray's life turns inside out.

Hollywood Mystery Classics: No description available

Honor Among Thieves: In this stylish, riveting French thriller, film icons Charles Bronson and Alain Delon team up to create a one-of-a-kind buddy film with a fascinating premise. After serving together in the French Foreign Legion, Franz Propp (Bronson) and Dr. Dino Barran (Delon) go their separate ways only to be reunited by an extraordinary coincidence. Barran is persuaded by a friend to sneak into an underground bank vault and help return stolen bonds. While he is hiding, he comes upon Propp who is actually there to rob the safe. After getting locked inside the vault, the two very different men strike up a powerful friendship that binds them together through a series of shocking developments - from a miraculous escape to being framed for murder.

I Am the Cheese: A film by Robert Jiras • Starring Robert MacNaughton (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial), Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City), Robert Wagner (Austin Powers, Hart to Hart), and Hope Lange (The Ghost & Mrs. Muir)In this captivating adaptation of Robert Cormier’s best-selling novel, 14-year-old Adam Farmer seeks to uncover a secret lost in his subconscious that will allow him to locate his parents, who have disappeared mysteriously. Suspense mounts as Adam pieces together the fragments of the story with the help of his psychiatrist, uncovering fantastic clues which lead to a shocking conclusion. "It's DEAD POETS SOCIETY meets THE X FILES! MacNaughton is endearing, and the presence of the then-innocent Cynthia Nixon is a guilty pleasure." - FILMCRITIC.COM "Homespun simplicity! Robert MacNaughton, who played the older son in E.T., makes a gentle and sympathetic Adam." - THE NEW YORK TIMES DVD Bonus Features: Trailers • Director’s Bio • Photo Gallery. 100 minutes, color, Rated PG

If...: Lindsay Anderson’s If.… is a daringly anarchic vision of British society, set in a boarding school in late-sixties England. Before Kubrick made his mischief iconic in A Clockwork Orange, Malcolm McDowell made a hell of an impression as the insouciant Mick Travis, who, along with his school chums, trumps authority at every turn, finally emerging as violent savior against the draconian games of one-upmanship played by both students and the powers that be. Mixing color and black and white as audaciously as it mixes fantasy and reality, If…. remains one of cinema’s most unforgettable rebel yells.

Jumong Volume 2: The Legend Continues... Never before has a TV drama series captured the richness and excitement of Korean history quite like Jumong. Follow the paths of Jumong (Song Il-Kook, Emperor of the Sea), Sosuhno (Han Hye-Jin, Be Strong Geum Soon!), and Daeso (Kim Seung-Soo, One Million Roses) as they face the inevitable conspiracies and hardships in bringing freedom to the ancient people of Korea. Sword-fighting competitions, marriage proposals, military attacks, and revelations of significant secrets all await you in Jumong Volume 2 (episodes 21-40). YA Entertainment is honored to present Jumong on DVD with English subtitles, a true cultural phenomenon and a defining event in Korean television history!

Longford: This HBO Films drama tells the true story of the British Lord Frank Aungier Pakenham, 7th Earl of Longford, and his controversial, colorful, headline-making friendship with one of Britain's most notorious criminals, child murderess Myra Hindley. A devout Catholic, Longford often visited prisoners because of his passionate belief in forgiveness and society's need for prisoner rehabilitation. He meets with Hindley - a young woman serving a life sentence for child murders committed with her lover, Ian Brady - shortly after her imprisonment and the visits incite widespread public outrage. Their unlikely friendship ultimately undermined his career and, possibly, her 36-year attempt to win freedom.

Lovejoy: Complete Season 1: Ian McShane (Deadwood) stars as the irresistible rogue with a keen eye for antiques, intrigue and beauty. Just call him Lovejoy. This antiques dealer and part-time detective scours the murky salesrooms, auction halls and stately homes of Britain, always on the lookout for a find or a quick buck. As if the antiques business isn't exciting enough, Lovejoy has a particular weakness for a good sob story or a pretty face, either of which is enough to send him off in pursuit of villains and help victims recover their property. Whether it's a priceless old master or a pretty young lady, his love of beauty is sure to land him in trouble wherever he goes.

Lucille Ball Film Collection: Big Street: Haughty nightclub singer Gloria Lyons (Lucille Ball) doesn't have time for the little people, including Little Pinks (Henry Fonda), the busboy who adores her. Then Gloria is paralyzed when a mobster knocks her down the stairs, and those little people are the only ones who help her. Critic's Choice: Tossing inspired throwaway lines right and left, Hope is a New York critic who loves writing pointed reviews that close insufferably lousy plays. But there's a new play in town â€" by his redheaded wife (Ball). Dance Girl Dance: Bubbles (Lucille Ball) loves to dance. But she also likes to eat. Her friend Judy (Maureen O'Hara) may choose to suffer for her art, but not Bubbles. She swap hers ballet shoes for a G-string...and turns patrons' fantasies into dollars as burlesque sensation Tiger Lily White. Dubarry Was a Lady: Hapless nightclub hat check boy Red Skelton loves glamorous chanteuse Lucille Ball. Handsome hoofer Gene Kelly loves her too. But Lucy only loves money. Then Red mistakenly gulps down a Mickey Finn, dreams he's in 18th-century France and before you can powder your wig, a throng of suitors fall in love with Lucy! Mame: Lucille Ball brings star sparkle to the title role, a high-living grande dame who's outlandishly eccentric and, when suddenly faced with raising an orphaned nephew, fiercely loving. Veterans of the New York stage original join her: Beatrice Arthur as best friend Vera, Jane Connell as prim governess Agnes, choreographer Onna White and director Gene Saks.

Mame: Lucille Ball plays Auntie mame, loving life and living it to the hilt with her nephew and assorted eccentrics in tow. Robert Preston, Beatrice Arthur and Jerry Herman's smashing Broadway score add pizazz. Year: 1974 Director: Gene Saks Starring: Lucille Ball. Robert Preston, Bea Arthur

Manhattan Project: In this nail-biting thriller, Paul (CHRISTOPHER COLLET), a bright 16-year-old, discovers that his mother's boyfriend Dr. Mathewson (JOHN LITHGOW) is refining plutonium undercover, right in their neighborhood. Intent on exposing the secret weapons factory, Paul steals some plutonium with the help of his girlfriend (CYNTHIA NIXON) and constructs his own atomic bomb. By the time Dr. Mathewson discovers the plutonium is missing and informs the government, the device is built - but the timer inadvertently turns on, beginning a countdown to nuclear catastrophe. Suspenseful to the last few seconds, this intriguing, provocative story takes its name from the real Manhattan Project in the 1940s that brought about the development of the first nuclear weapon used in World War II.

Masterpiece Theatre: Secret Life of Mrs. Beeton: Just as Nigella Lawson and Martha Stewart have turned Americans and Britons into nations of wannabe domestic goddesses, the Victorians had their own preacher in the shape of Mrs. Isabella Beeton.

Miss Potter: Thirty years old and single, Beatrix Potter lives in London with her social-climbing parents, who are exasperated that she has turned down any number of eligible young men. Her only real friends are the animals which since childhood she has lovingly drawn and made up stories about. She finally succeeds in selling a book of the stories, and it becomes Norman Warne's first project. He quickly falls in love with both the book and Beatrix and together they carefully arrange publication. This proves the first of many successes, offering her the possibility of escaping from both her parents' way of life and London.

My Little Bride: Kim Rae-Won and hot newcomer, Moon Geun-Young (Lovers Concerto) star in My Little Bride, a romantic comedy so funny, you ll fall head over heals in love!Sang-Min s (Kim Rae-Won) life is perfect. He s young, good-looking and popular with the ladies. That is, until he finds out he s arranged to be married to a high school student! Sang-Min and his young bride live a turbulent and hilarious double-life as they find out if there really is life after marriage.

The Nightcomers: Captivating and disturbing, this intense psychodrama with its haunting, twisted notion of sexuality puts a new spin on the characters from Henry James' celebrated ghost story, "The Turn of the Screw." MARLON BRANDO stars as QUINT, a gardener who powerfully impacts the lives of young orphans Miles and Flora, who are left in the care of their governess (STEPHANIE BEACHAM) and housekeeper (THORA HIRD). Obsessed with the charismatic Quint, the children are mesmerized by his warped views of love and life and soon pattern their own lives after his crude, secret courtship with their governess. When the housekeeper finds out about the lovers' relationship, she decides to fire them, leaving the bereft children to take matters into their own chilling hands.

The Panic in Needle Park: This movie is a stark portrayal of life among a group of heroin addicts who hang out in "Needle Park" in New York city. Played against this setting is a low-key love story between Bobby, a young addict and small-time hustler, and Helen, a homeless girl who finds in her relationship with Bobby the stability she craves. She becomes addicted too, and life goes downhill for them both as their addiction deepens, eventually leading to a series of betrayals. But, in spite of it all, the relationship between Bobby and Helen endures.

Perry Mason:Second Season Vol One: Perry Mason is an attorney who specializes in defending seemingly indefensible cases. With the aid of his secretary Della Street and investigator Paul Drake, he often finds that by digging deeply into the facts, startling facts can be revealed. Often relying on his outstanding courtroom skills, he often tricks or traps people into unwittingly admitting their guilt.

Picket Fences: Season 1: PICKET FENCES Season 1 is the first season of the critically acclaimed series from creator David E. Kelly ("Ally McBeal", "Boston Legal") starring Tom Skerrit and Kathy Baker, in the story of a sherriff and his family in Rome, Wisconsin, a town where things never seem to be business as usual. This long-awaited fan favorite is available on 6 discs.

Powerpuff Girls: Complete First Season: The Powerpuff Girls is an award-winning animated action series about three super-powered little girls Bubbles, Blossom and Buttercup with one very big mission: saving the world before bedtime.

Reno 911: Miami: The story centers on a rag-tag team of Reno cops that are called in to save the day after a terrorist attack disrupts a national police convention in Miami Beach during spring break. They're not the best, but that's all we got. Based on the successful Comedy Central TV series.

The Secret of Nimh: Get ready to meet some runaway rodents with an earth-shattering secret! Suspenseful and heartwarming, this beautifully animated odyssey stars Mrs. Brisby, a mild-mannered mother mouse with a plan to move Heaven and Earth (or at least her house and home) to save her family from Farmer Fitzgibbon's plow! Along the way she gets some help from a lovelorn Crow, a busybody neighbor mouse and a fearsome Great Owl. Unfortunately, Mrs. Brisby will need an engineering miracle to hoist her home, and for that she must face a mysterious rat, fend off a ferocious cat and claim a magic amulet! But when Mrs. Brisby discovers the astounding secret of could change her life forever! This timeless tale of love, courage and determination will transport the whole family into an enchanting world where the bravest hearts live in the meekest of mice.

Silver Spoons - The Complete First Season: It’s a train ride of laughs in the first season of Silver Spoons, the classic ‘80s hit sitcom starring 12-year-old Ricky Schroder as the loveable, preppy, wise-beyond-his-years Ricky Stratton. His dad is millionaire Edward Stratton III (Joel Higgins), an overgrown kid with more interest in his toys than in business or his beautiful assistant Kate (Erin Gray). This season, Ricky realizes that Edward’s relaxed attitude toward discipline doesn’t mean Edward doesn’t love him. Ricky gets his first taste of puppy love and learns to stand up to the school bully. Kate and Edward realize they have feelings for each other. Plus tons of guest stars including Mr. T., Sharon Stone, Joey Lawrence and Jason Bateman.

sweet movie: Pushing his themes of sexual liberation to their boiling point, Yugoslavian art-house provocateur Dusan Makavejev followed his international sensation WR: Mysteries of the Organism with this full-throated shriek in the face of bourgeois complacency and movie watching. Sweet Movie tackles the limits of personal and political freedom with kaleidoscopic feverishness, shuttling viewers from a gynecological beauty pageant to a grotesque food orgy with scatological, taboo-shattering glee. With its lewd abandon and sketch-comedy perversity, Sweet Movie became both a cult staple and an exemplar of the envelope pushing of 1970s cinema.

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: Season 3, Vol. 1: Join the crew of the Seaview aboard their super high-tech submarine, where no mission is too dangerous and no threat is too deadly, be it enemy agents, mad scientists, deadly sea creatures, or impending nuclear disaster.

Winnie the Pooh: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: The never-ending friendship that has delighted generations now has something new to celebrate! The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh, Pooh’s first and most beloved feature film, is now available in the new Friendship Edition – with new bonus content including the first episode from the new TV series My Friends Tigger & Pooh. This Academy Award® winning animated classic tells the tale of the first, unforgettable meeting between Tigger and Pooh. Your family will laugh along when Pooh gets stuck in Rabbit’s house from eating too much honey and the lovable characters’ flurry of hilarious activity on a windy day. These timeless adventures are brought to life through extraordinary Disney animation and engaging songs, such as "Little Black Rain Cloud" and "Rumbly In My Tumbly." "Three Cheers For ‘Winnie The Pooh’! Exactly Right – Wistful, Sprightly And Often Hilarious," raves The New York Times about the perfect first story for every child. Make sure your family has this beloved classic film in your collection so it can inspire the childlike imaginations of fans of all ages.

Bridge to Terabithia (Blu-ray): Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and she's a city girl, he's a country boy, the two become fast friends. Together, they create Terabithia, a land of monsters, trolls, ogres, and giants and rule as king and queen. This friendship helps Jess cope with the tragedy that makes him realize what Leslie taught him.