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Hot New DVD And Blu-Ray Releases This Week (July 15, 2008)

July 14th, 2008 by Maxim · No Comments · 4,057 Views


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Movies

The Bank Job

(2008) R
Based on a true 1971 event, this thriller tells the story of Terry (Jason Statham), a car dealer who becomes involved in a London bank heist only to find that the contents of the bank vault will draw him deeply and irrevocably into the city’s criminal underbelly. Murder and scandal abound in this tale of corruption populated with a surprising mix of offenders, from low-level thugs to government officials and all the way up to the royal family. [Maxim's Review] | DVD (Single Disc or Two-Disc Special Edition + Digital Copy) | Blu-Ray | Sound Track CD

Penelope

(2007) PG
Penelope Wilhern (Christina Ricci) is cursed, and the only way out of it is to fall in love with someone of suitable stock. But how can she possibly find her soul mate when she’s sequestered inside her family’s sprawling estate with only her parents (Catherine O’Hara and Richard E. Grant) to keep her company? Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon co-produced this unconventional fairy tale about a girl who bucks convention to make her own happy ending. Also starring James James McAvoy, Reese Witherspoon. DVD.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

(1975) R
The first movie since It Happened One Night to win all five major Academy Awards (picture, director, actor, actress, screenplay), Cuckoo’s Nest still has the ability to entertain and inspire. Implacable rabble-rouser Randle Patrick McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) is committed to an asylum and inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse Mildred Ratched (Louise Fletcher). DVD | Blu-Ray

 

Traffic – Criterion Collection

(2000) R
In three interwoven vignettes, Traffic offers disturbing snapshots of America’s drug war. Drug czar (Michael Douglas) sees his life turned upside down when the drug problem hits home, while Tijuana cop (Benicio Del Toro) tries to keep his hands clean — and stay alive. Meanwhile, Drug Enforcement Agency operatives arrest a major dealer, forcing his wife (Catherine Zeta-Jones) to take over the family business. DVD and HD-DVD.

TV Series

Eureka – Season 2

(2007) NR
The small-town secrets are bigger than ever in the second season of this original Sci Fi Channel series that chronicles the experiences of a former U.S. marshal (Colin Ferguson) who uncovers a community of übergeniuses in the Pacific Northwest. After discovering that they had been happily living in an alternate reality created by a grieving Henry (Joe Morton), the residents of Eureka try to get back to their own brand of normalcy. DVD.

Dallas – The Complete Ninth Season

(1985) NR
Season 9 is hotter than Dallas during a heat wave, as divorce sends Sue Ellen into an alcoholic tailspin, J.R.’s dealings with Angelica Nero turn deadly and newly married Pam is hit with a bombshell in the season finale’s shocking shower scene. Also this season, Ray and Donna find out their unborn baby has Down syndrome, J.R. tries to mend his relationship with Sue Ellen and Punk and Ellie worry about ranch hand Ben Stivers’s mysterious past. DVD.

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