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Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases This Week (August 26, 2008)

August 24th, 2008 by Maxim · No Comments · 3,674 Views


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The Nightmare Before Christmass

(1993) PG
Enter an extraordinary world filled with magic and wonder – where every holiday has its own special land … and imaginative, one-of-a-kind characters. The Nightmare Before Christmas tells the heartfelt tale of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town and all things that go bump in the night. DVD | Blu-Ray

 

What Happens In Vegas

(2008) PG-13
After a night of heavy partying in Vegas, two strangers (Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher) wake up to realize, much to their displeasure, that they’ve gotten married, and now, each must vie for a $3 million jackpot won since their wedding. They try every trick in the book to get their hands on the cash, but as fate would have it, the more zealous they become about seizing the riches, the more passion they develop for each other. DVD | Blu-Ray

Redbelt (2008) R

Redbelt

(2008) R
In director David Mamet’s riveting character study, jujitsu master Mike Terry (Chiwetel Ejiofor) — who’s in a financial bind — considers entering the arena to compete for cash … which goes against his philosophy and his integrity. With his dojo foundering, a pistol mishap puts Mike further in debt, leaving him at the mercy of gangland creeps, including a shady fight promoter (Ricky Jay). Tim Allen and David Paymer also star. DVD | Blu-Ray | Maxim’s Review

Where In The World Is Osama Bin Laden?

Where In The World Is Osama Bin Laden?

(2008) PG-13
In his directorial follow-up to the breakthrough hit Super Size Me, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock gamely tries to one-up the U.S. government by finding Osama Bin Laden. The wry documentarian reportedly shot more than 800 hours of footage while scouring every nook and cranny of Afghanistan and the Middle East in pursuit of the infamous leader. The film had its much-anticipated world premiere at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. DVD

The Secret

(2007) R
In the wake of a tragic accident, the body of 16-year-old Samantha Marris (Olivia Thirlby) serves as a resting place for her dead mother’s lingering spirit (Lili Taylor), drastically shifting the dynamic between the teen girl and her still-grieving father (David Duchovny). Swiss-born director Vincent Perez makes his English-language debut with this supernatural drama based on the Japanese film Himitsu. DVD | Blu-Ray

Miami Vice

(2006) R
Directed by Michael Mann, this gritty adaptation of the popular 1980s TV series moves vice cops Ricardo Tubbs (Jamie Foxx) and Sonny Crockett (Colin Farrell) out of their pastel duds and into the new millennium. Attempting to identify the group behind a recent string of murders, Tubbs and Crockett work undercover with a South Florida drug dealer, but in the process the duo risks losing everything — including their women and their sanity. DVD | Blu-Ray

Pale Rider

(1985) R
Nominated for a Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival, this tense Western stars Clint Eastwood (who also directs) as a stranger in a clerical collar who rides into a mining town and comes to the aid of gold prospectors who’ve fallen under the heavy thumb of a ruthless landowner (Richard Dysart). Known as the Preacher, the loner can shoot faster and straighter than anyone, and he’s unafraid to take on the band of thugs terrorizing the miners. DVD | Blu-Ray

The Three Stooges Collection: Vol. 3: 1940-1942

(1940) NR
Experience the golden age of the Three Stooges with these 23 hilarious short films that find comedy masters Larry, Moe and Curly dressing up as little girls, pretending to be refugee children and even trying to get thrown into prison. Among the shorts are the political comedies “You Natzy Spy!” and “I’ll Never Heil Again,” in which the hapless half-wits brilliantly mock the Third Reich and the Axis powers of World War II. DVD

The Adventures of Robin Hood

(1955) NR
This 1938 swashbuckler, which won Academy Awards for Best Film Editing, Best Interior Decoration and Best Original Score, stars Errol Flynn as Robin Hood, champion of the poor and disenfranchised. Robin Hood goes up against his worst enemy, Sir Guy of Gisbourne (Basil Rathbone), a cold-hearted royal who’s after the woman Robin Hood loves, Maid Marian (Olivia de Havilland). DVD | HD-DVD | Blu-Ray

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