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DVD releases of this week (Nov 19-25, 2007)

November 21st, 2007 by Maxim · No Comments · 3,422 Views


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Anime/Animation

  • Death Note (2006) NR – 2-disk series about a boy who found a notebook with magical properties: a person who’s name is written in it would die. The boy turns it into a crime fighting tool.
  • Garfield Gets Real (2007) NR – Garfield jumps our of his comic strip and attempts to live in the “real world”, but becomes disapointed and tries to come back to his world before the next issue of the comic is out in print.

 Comedy

  • Bill Maher: The Decider (2007) - Bill Maher is a comedian and a host of “Politically Incorrect” TV show. A furiously funny attack on Dubbya’s “achivements” as the president.
  • Santa Clause 3 (2006) – Tim Allen… And Jack Frost (Martin Short) is trying to take over the Christmass holiday.

Documentary

  • Ardennes Offensive (2007) – Detailed examination of one of the important battles of World War II in Belgium. Also see Saints and Soldiers.
  • Farewell Israel (2007) – retraces history is Islam since the creation of the religion in A.D. 624, history of conflict between Jews and Muslims and how Bush’s reaction to 9/11 attacks inflamed tensions between Muslims and the West
  • Helvetica (2007) – the history of the most popular font in the world. NPR was talking about it some time ago.
  • Russia vs. Germany (2007) – insightful documentary covering events from Operation Barbarossa to the end of the war.
  • Queen: Freddy Mercury Story (2007) – no explanation is necessery

Foreign

  • Almost Brothers (2004) – Brazilian drama about two childhood friends who reunite in jail.
  • Chak De! India (2007) - Sport movie chiche from Bollywood about Women’s hockey

Thrillers

  • Stir of Echoes 2 (2007) R – “Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming” is the sequel about an Iraq war veteran who is haunted by the visions of people he accidentally killed.
  • The Insurgents (2007) R – inspired by an author, a former soldier, ex-prostitute and a thief form a terrorist cell.

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