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Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases This Week (August 19, 2008)

August 19th, 2008 by Maxim · No Comments · 3,341 Views


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House, M.D. – Season Four

(2007) NR
In the fourth season of this Emmy-nominated drama, the always-cranky House (Hugh Laurie) deals with the departure of his entire diagnostic team by hiring 40 new doctors and forcing them to compete in “Survivor”-like fashion for permanent positions on his staff. While firing unqualified candidates left and right, House uses his remarkable medical deduction skills to solve the ailments of his patients, including a female race car driver. DVD (4-disc series)

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

(2008) PG-13
After losing yet another nanny position because of her gruff demeanor, Guinevere Pettigrew (Frances McDormand) mistakenly lands an assignment as the assistant of an American starlet (Amy Adams) and finds herself swept up in a dizzying world of glamour and high society. Based on the novel by Winifred Watson, this charming 1940s-era tale also stars Ciarán Hinds, Lee Pace, Shirley Henderson and Mark Strong. DVD

Street Kings

(2008) R
Still reeling from the death of his wife, Los Angeles detective Tom Ludlow (Keanu Reeves) is devastated when he’s named as a suspect in the murder of his partner (Terry Crews). With the help of a young homicide detective (Chris Evans), Ludlow struggles to clear his name. His boss (Forest Whitaker), meanwhile, tries to protect him from a tough Internal Affairs investigator (Hugh Laurie) who’s determined to put Ludlow behind bars. DVD | Blu-Ray

Recount

(2008) R
This made-for-cable film chronicles the extraordinary behind-the-scenes drama that unfolded in the weeks following the highly controversial 2000 election - a presidential race that further split an already divided America. With the country’s leadership hanging in the balance after the closest vote in history, the battle between George W. Bush and Al Gore would come down a hotly contested vote count in Florida. Kevin Spacey and Laura Dern star. DVD

Prom Night

(2008) R
Donna (Brittany Snow) has been looking forward to her senior prom for as long as she can remember, anticipating a night of magic surrounded by her best friends. But what she doesn’t bargain for is a visitor from her dark past and a party that will end in murder. Donna and her friends find themselves fighting to escape the clutches of a deranged killer before the night of their dreams turns into their worst nightmare. DVD | Blu-Ray

Nixon

(1995) NR
The Watergate scandal toppled the world’s most powerful man: U.S. President Richard Nixon (Anthony Hopkins). Director Oliver Stone re-creates the turbulent days of the early 1970s as a shadowy epic of lies and intrigue. The cast includes James Woods, Ed Harris and Joan Allen, but the film belongs to Hopkins, who portrays Nixon as a man possessed of great gifts but haunted by past failures. DVD | Blu-Ray

The Life Before Her Eyes

(2007) R
As the 15th anniversary of a tragic high school shooting approaches, Diana (Uma Thurman) flashes back to a time when her teenage self (Evan Rachel Wood) and best friend, Maureen (Eva Amurri), dreamed of leaving their small town. As she relives the events surrounding the tragedy, drifting between past and present, Diana wonders if she can live with the choice she made that changed their lives forever. DVD | Blu-Ray

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