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Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases this week (July 29, 2008)

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Beowulf (2007)

Beowulf

(2007) UR

Directed by Robert Zemeckis, Beowulf tells of the great 6th-century Scandinavian warrior called upon to defeat a manlike ogre named Grendel (Crispin Glover), a descendant of the biblical murderer Cain. Based on the longest surviving Anglo-Saxon poem, this film adaptation’s notable cast includes Anthony Hopkins as King Hrothgar, Angelina Jolie as Grendel’s tormented mother, John Malkovich as Unferth and Ray Winstone as Beowulf. [Maxim's Review] | Blu-Ray | DVD | HD-DVD | Sound Track

Dark City (Director’s Cut)

(1998) UR

Alex Proyas directs this shadowy sci-fi masterpiece about a man (Rufus Sewell) who awakens to find himself accused of murder in a strange city. Now, he must untangle his jumbled memories while eluding both the police and a woman claiming to be his wife (Jennifer Connelly). This special edition director’s cut boasts 11 minutes of new footage, plus commentary from Proyas, screenwriters Lem Dobbs and David S. Goyer and film critic Roger Ebert. Blu-Ray.

Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay (2008)

Harold And Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay

(2008) UR

Having satisfied their urge for White Castle, Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) jump on a plane to catch up with Harold’s love interest, Maria, who’s headed for Amsterdam. But the pair must change their plans when Kumar is accused of being a terrorist. This fun comedy follows the hapless stoners’ misadventures as they become fugitives and try to evade being recaptured by the Department of Homeland Security. [Maxim's Review] | Blu-Ray | DVD

The Hunt For Red October (1990)

The Hunt For Red October

(1990) PG

All hell breaks loose when the Red October — a Soviet nuclear sub headed toward American waters — abruptly drops off U.S. scanners. But as the Yanks scramble to take defensive steps, astute CIA analyst Jack Ryan (Alec Baldwin) convinces the bigwigs that the sub’s renegade commander (Sean Connery) has something other than a first strike in mind. A perilous cat-and-mouse game ensues in this taut technothriller. Blu-Ray.

Top Gun (1986)

Top Gun

(1986) PG

Satisfy your need for speed and launch your home theater into the jet-propelled world of the U.S. Navy’s best aviators. Tom Cruise plays Maverick, who has to struggle to control himself, responsibility and a steamy love affair (with Kelly McGillis) while competing at the Navy’s fighter-weapons school, better known as Top Gun. Anthony Edwards co-stars as Maverick’s loyal sidekick Goose, while Val Kilmer glowers as Iceman. Tony Scott directs. Blu-Ray | HD-DVD | DVD (Widescreen Edition)

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