Thursday, October 2, 2008

DVDs for everyone on your holiday gift list

It’s beginning to look a lot like Holiday ’08 -- from Fox, MGM, Magnolia, CBS and Genius Home Entertainment – DVDs for everyone on your holiday gift list:
(all titles currently under embargo)


Release Date
: December 9, 2008
Cast: Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Carol Burnett, Will Arnett, Seth Rogen and Jesse McCartney
Synopsis: An imaginative elephant named Horton hears a faint cry for help coming from a tiny speck. Despite a surrounding community of doubters, he is determined to save the tiny particle.
Why It’s Cool: From the creators of Ice Age comes one of Dr. Seuss’ most beloved characters in the $150 million+ box office blockbuster hit! Jim Carrey takes on another one of the author’s classic creations in a comedy the whole family can enjoy. The Dr. Seuss Horton Hears a Who! DVD gift set includes an adorable Horton plush.
MPAA Rating: PG
SRP: $29.98 Single Disc DVD; $34.98 2-Disc Special Edition DVD w/Digital Copy
$39.98 Blu-ray 2-Disc w/Digital Copy; $39.98 DVD Gift Set w/Horton Plush

PLANET of the APES: 40 Year Evolution Blu-ray Collection
Release Date: November 4, 2008
Synopsis: In the year 3978 A.D., Astronaut George Taylor crash lands on a distant planet ruled by intelligent apes who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted with his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist. This spectacular set includes five hair-raising Planet of the Apes films on Blu-ray for the first time, including Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Escape from the Planet of the Apes, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, Battle for the Planet of the Apes and the 1968 original Planet of the Apes, which stunned audiences with its now-iconic conclusion and shockingly dystopian view of humanity's fate.
Why It’s Cool: Available for the first time on Blu-ray Disc, includes tons of all-new bonus material including an interactive picture-in-picture feature about the science and facts of the first film, a 3D talking ape guide, new behind-the-scenes featurettes and more.
SRP: $159.98
Also available
: Limited Edition Planet of the Apes Ultimate DVD Collection in a uniquely packaged ape head. SRP: $179.98

24: Redemption
Network Airing:
November 23, 2008
Release Date: November 25, 2008
Cast: Kiefer Sutherland
Synopsis: On the day of the Presidential Inauguration, Jack Bauer finds himself in the midst of a bloody uprising in the small African nation of Sangala. He must risk his life to transport a group of orphans to the American Embassy and sacrifice his own freedom to ensure that they are evacuated out of the country and make it safely to America. In regular series fashion, the film takes place in real-time (12:05 PM to 2:00 PM) during one day between day six and day seven of the series.
Why It’s Cool: After almost a year and a half on hiatus from television and huge demand from fans, “24” returns with an all-new feature length movie bridging the gap between seasons six and seven and introducing all-new characters for the upcoming season, debuting in January 2009.
SRP: $26.98

Release Date:
November 4, 2008
Synopsis: In their third feature-length adventure, the Planet Express crew gets trapped in a fantasy world.
Why It’s Cool: The Planet Express crew’s third feature-length adventure brings three times the laughs with guest stars along for the ride including George Takei and Rich Little. Hilarious special features include the “Genetics Lab” where fans can cross-breed their favorite characters, a step-by-step guide on how to draw the “Futurama” universe and an anti-piracy warning from Bender himself.
Creator: Matt Groening
MPAA Rating: NR
SRP: $29.98 DVD; $39.98 Blu-ray Disc

U.S. Theatrical Release: July 11, 2008
DVD Release: November 25, 2008
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Gabrielle Union and Elizabeth Banks
Synopsis: A crew of miniature aliens operate “Spaceship Dave,” a ship that has human form. While trying to save their planet, the aliens encounter a new problem as their ship becomes smitten with an Earth woman.
Why It’s Cool: Eddie Murphy once again takes on multiple roles in a hilarious new comedy from the director of Norbit and The Perfect Score.
MPAA Rating: PG-13
SRP: $29.98 DVD; $34.98 Special Edition DVD w/ Digital Copy; $39.98 Blu-ray Disc

Release Date:
November 4, 2008
Cast: Jason Lee, David Cross, voices of Justin Long and Jesse McCartney
Synopsis: When struggling songwriter Dave Seville (Jason Lee) opens his home to a talented trio of chipmunks named Alvin, Simon and Theodore, they quickly become overnight music sensations. But when a greedy record producer (David Cross) tries to exploit the musical ensemble, Dave must use a little human ingenuity—and a lot of ’munk mischief—to get his furry family back before it’s too late!
Why It’s Cool: Generating over $350 million at the box office worldwide, the #1 family comedy this year arrives as a DVD gift set loaded with all-new special features and packaged with a collectible Alvin TY Beanie Baby Plush.
MPAA Rating: PG
SRP: $34.98


Projected DVD Release: October 21, 2008
Why It’s Cool: With Casino Royale ranking as one of the top selling Blu-ray releases of all time, MGM Home Entertainment brings fans even more non-stop action like never before with the first selection of classic “Bond” titles on Blu-ray Disc.
* All artwork and details are subject to change.

6 New Blu-ray singles:
Dr. No Ultimate Edition
Live And Let Die Ultimate Edition
For Your Eyes Only Ultimate Edition
Thunderball Ultimate Edition
From Russia With Love Ultimate Edition
Die Another Day Ultimate Edition

Price: $34.98 SRP [Packaged with a movie ticket for the all-new Bond adventure Quantum of Solace]

Two Three-Pack Blu-ray Collections
•Volume 1: Dr. No, Die Another Day and Live And Let Die
•Volume 2: For Your Eyes Only, From Russia With Love and Thunderball

Price: $89.98

Theatrical Release
: July 25, 2008
DVD Release:December 2, 2008
Cast: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and Mitch Pileggi
Synopsis: Following in the tradition of “The X-Files” (nominated for over 60 Emmys® during its nine-year run on television), the feature-length sequel takes the complex relationship between Fox Mulder and Dana Scully in unexpected directions. Mulder continues his unshakable quest for the truth and Scully, the passionate intelligent physician, remains inextricably tied to Mulder’s pursuits.
MPAA Rating: PG-13/Unrated
SRP: $29.98 Rated DVD; $34.98 Unrated Special Edition DVD w/ Digital Copy; $39.98 Blu-ray Disc

HALLOWEEN: Three-Disc Collector's Edition

Release Date: October 21, 2008
Why It's Cool: Director Rob Zombie's (The Devil's Rejects, House of 1,000 Corpses) re-imagination of the original slasher film. Stars Malcolm McDowell (Entourage, Heroes), William Forsythe (The Devil's Rejects) and Danny Trejo (Grindhouse). Contains an all-new 4-1/2 hour documentary.
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Price: $24.95 (standard DVD), $34.95 (Blu-ray)

Release Date: October 21, 2008
Why It's Cool: A modern day chopper film starring Academy Award nominee Dennis Hopper, Michael Madsen (Kill Bill films, Reservoir Dogs) and Vinnie Jones (Snatch; Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels). Co-produced by Larry Bishop (Kill Bill: Vol. 2; Underworld) and Quentin Tarantino (Death Proof, Pulp Fiction).
MPAA Rating: R
Price: $19.97 (standard DVD), $29.95 (Blu-ray)

Release Date: October 7, 2008
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel and John Leguizamo
Why It’s Cool: From M. Night Shyamalan, Academy Award® nominated director of The Sixth Sense and Signs, comes his first “R-Rated” film, a terrifying, haunting and ultimately thought-provoking thriller focusing on the potential annihilation of humanity.
Synopsis: For Philadelphia high school science teacher Elliot Moore, what matters most is finding a way to escape a mysterious and deadly phenomenon. Though he and his wife Alma are in the midst of a marital crisis, they hit the road with Elliot’s friend Julian and his eight year-old daughter Jess, heading for the Pennsylvania farmlands where they hope they’ll be out of reach of the grisly, ever-growing attacks. Yet it soon becomes clear that no one - nowhere - is safe. This terrifying invisible killer cannot be outrun. It is only when Elliot begins to discover the true nature of what is lurking out there - and just what has unleashed this force that threatens the future of humanity - that he discovers a sliver of hope that his fragile family might be able to escape what is happening.
MPAA Rating: R
SRP: $29.98 Single Disc DVD; $34.98 2-Disc Special Edition DVD w/ Digital Copy; $39.98 Blu-ray 2-Disc w/ Digital Copy


Release Date: December 9, 2008
Why It’s Cool: A collection of films that had a profound influence on the birth of modern Hollywood cinema, this multi-disc compilation highlights the brilliant work of legendary directors F.W. Murnau and Frank Borzage and the films they made during their careers at Fox Studios. In the late 1920s, as both took home Oscars® at the very first Academy Awards®, the directors showed they were daring and pushed the boundaries of how Hollywood movies were made.
Featuring multiple films not seen in decades, the set includes restored and remastered versions of Murnau’s Sunrise and Borzage’s Seventh Heaven, an all-new documentary directed by noted film historian John Cork, a beautifully presented coffee table book on the work of both directors and a special pictorial book on 4 Devils, a lost Murnau work that some consider to this day to be the greatest film ever made.
Collection Includes:
´ Murnau’s Sunrise
´ Murnau’s City Girl
´ Borzage’s Seventh Heaven
´ Borzage’s Street Angel
´ Borzage’s The River
SRP: $239.98

Release Date: November 11, 2008
Why It’s Cool: Fifty of the greatest musicals of all time (on over 65 discs) collected in one set! Sing along with Hollywood’s most beloved songs with special anniversary editions including: Carousel, New York, New York, Oklahoma, The Sound of Music, State Fair and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and featuring all-new DVDs: Babes In Toyland, Goldwyn Follies, Kid Millions and Whoopee!
Collection also includes:
A Chorus Line, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Alexander’s Ragtime Band, The Apple, Bloodhounds Of Broadway, Call Me Madam, Can-Can, Carmen Jones, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Daddy Long Legs, The Dolly Sisters, Fantasticks, Fiddler On The Roof, Flaming Star, Follow That Dream, Frankie And Johnny, Guys And Dolls, Hair, Hans Christian Anderson, Hallelujah, I’m A Bum, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Kid Galahad, Moon Over Miami, Moulin Rouge, Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm, South Pacific, There’s No Business Like Show Business, West Side Story, Wild In The Country, Yentl
SRP: $499.98

Release Date: October 7, 2008
Why It’s Cool: Beautifully restored and remastered collection featuring eight classic films from the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock. All films, with the exception of Lifeboat, have been out of print for more than five years.
SRP: $129.98
Collection Includes:
1940 Best Picture Oscar® Winner Rebecca (1940)
Spellbound (1945)
Notorious (1946)
The Lodger (1927)
The Paradine Case (1947)
Young And Innocent (1937)
Sabotage (1936)
Lifeboat (1944)

CASINO ROYALE: 40th Anniversary Edition
Release Date: October 21, 2008
Cast: Peter Sellers, David Niven, Ursula Andress, Orson Welles, Deborah Kerr and Woody Allen
Synopsis: “Sir James Bond,” a spy from the old school, is called back to service by the death of “M” and the imminent collapse of civilization. The opposition tries to compromise him, but even as nubile young agents are thrown at him, he remains above it all. Going beyond parody to silliness, every agent is renamed “James Bond 007” to confuse the enemy, including Woody Allen who plays “Little Jimmy Bond.”
MPAA Rating: PG
SRP: $19.98

Release Date: November 25, 2008
Why It’s Cool: The ultimate collection for Pink Panther fans, this 16-disc set includes every film (including A Shot In The Dark, Revenge Of The Pink Panther and Son Of The Pink Panther) from the iconic series made famous by the late Peter Sellers and over 180 Pink Panther and Friends cartoons. The set also features The Pink Panther Ultimate Guide to the Coolest Cat in Town book, all in collectible fuzzy pink packaging.
SRP: $199.98


STAR TREK: Alternate Realities
Release Date: September 16, 2008
Synposis: Available for the first time on DVD, a collection featuring the bizarre and strange of episodes of STAR TREK. See your favorite characters behaving contrary to type in familiar but odd circumstances in Star Trek: Alternate Realities, a 5-disc fan-collective that includes 20 episodes selected from all five STAR TREK television series plus exclusive special features.
SRP: $42.99

STAR TREK The Original Series REMASTERED S1 - S3
Release Date: November 18, 2008 for three-pack

Synopsis: Space. The Final Frontier. The U.S.S. Enterprise embarks on a five year mission to explore the galaxy. The Enterprise is under the command of Captain James T. Kirk. The First Officer is Mr. Spock, from the planet Vulcan. The Chief Medical Officer is Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy. With a determined crew, the Enterprise encounters Klingons, Romulans, time paradoxes, tribbles and genetic supermen lead by Khan Noonian Singh. Their mission is to explore strange new worlds, to seek new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.
SRP: TBD Season #3 only: $99.99

BROTHERHOOD: The Complete Second Season
Release Date: October 7, 2008
Synposis: While Tommy pursues ambitions as a rising star in politics, his brother Michael seeks power the only way he knows how – amidst the gritty underworld of violence and crime. And in a world where mothers choose favorites, wives keep secrets, and friends are won and lost by the deals that they make, doing what is right – and doing what is necessary – are rarely the same. BROTHERHOOD tells the story of two brothers who sometimes share a twisted sense of moral compromise — each with his own skewed, idealistic vision of what makes the American dream.
SRP: $42.99

Release Date: October 21, 2008
Synopsis: The classic, thrilling science fiction program with a different cast each week explores hard science, space travel, time travel and human evolution as it examines the probing question, “What is the true nature of Man?”
Why It’s Cool: One of the most beloved science-fiction television programs of all-time, this seven-disc collection features all 49 nail-biting episodes that aired from 1963-1965, in one complete package and features guest appearances from Martin Landau, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Ed Asner, Carroll O’Connor, William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, among many others.
SRP: $59.98

THAT 70s SHOW: The Complete Series Stashbox
Release Date: October 14, 2008
Cast: Topher Grace, Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis and Danny Masterson
Synopsis: Set in the day of Led Zeppelin 8-tracks, Tab colas and Farrah Fawcett posters, the long-lived hilarious sitcom “That ‘70s Show” flashes back to the times when bell bottoms were the new hip thing. Revolving around the lives of several teens living in Point Place, Wisconsin, the gang manages to get into various mishaps and adventures along the way.
Why It’s Cool: Perfect for the ultimate “That ‘70s Show” fan, the collection includes all eight hilarious seasons for non-stop clog-wearing, disco-dancing fun.
MPAA Rating: NR
SRP: $199.98

DUCKMAN: Seasons One and Two
Release Date: September 16, 2008
Synopsis: DUCKMAN isn't your average suave, sophisticated private eye. In fact, he's rude, ignorant, slovenly, and hasn't had a date in years! With the help of his infinitely more capable sidekick, Cornfed, Duckman manages to solve enough cases to cover his alimony payments and cable TV bills. Duckman is a cult-favorite animated sitcom from the mid 1990s starring Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) as a crude private detective living with his family in the wake of his wife’s death.
SRP: $49.99

WILD WILD WEST: The Complete Series Box Set

Release Date: November 4, 2008
Synopsis: James West and Artemus Gordon are two agents of President Grant who take their splendidly appointed private train through the west to fight evil. Half science fiction and half western, Artemus designs a series of interesting gadgets for James that would make Inspector Gadget proud. A light-hearted adventure series (1965-69) that was a fan favorite.
SRP: $144.49


Release Date
: September 23, 2008
Synopsis: The widely popular, award-winning Chicago Public Radio show of the same name is now a Showtime show. Drawing on a different theme each week, viewers hear compelling stories from everyday folks culled from six months on the road. Host Ira Glass and company create a captivating look at the American Life in a series that’s not quite documentary, not much of a news magazine and definitely not a reality show – it’s simply unlike anything else.
SRP: $19.99

BEAUTY & THE BEAST Complete Series
Release Date: September 30, 2008
Synopsis: One of the most romantic shows ever on television. The DVD collection of the cult-hit fantasy crime drama series includes all 55 exciting episodes from the entire series featuring the adventures and romance between Vincent, a mythic, noble man-beast and Catherine, a savvy assistant DA in New York, who share a strong emotional bond that enables Vincent to sense whenever Catherine is in danger.
SRP: $90.99

MY THREE SONS: Season One, Volume One
Release Date: September 30, 2008
Synopsis: MY THREE SONS is a delightful slice-of-life comedy about the American family. The series chronicles the life of the Douglas family; a seemingly simple premise that was a huge hit with audiences and a keystone of the TV family lineup in the ‘60s. Fred MacMurray delivers a standout portrayal as Steve Douglas, an aeronautical engineer and widower raising his three sons alone. Join the Douglas family as Steve guides his oldest son Mike (Tim Considine) through college, Robbie (Don Grady) through those tumultuous high-school years and youngest son Chip (Stanley Livingston) through adolescence. Wrangling this rambunctious group is a fulltime job; and that’s where Grandpa “Bub” (William Frawley) comes in. Being the cook, the nanny and the housekeeper to three growing boys isn’t easy, as Bub quickly finds out! Relive one of the all-time longest running classic comedy series in television history.
SRP: $42.99

TV SETS: Holiday Treats
Release Date: October 7, 2008
Synopsis: DVD includes holiday episodes from 8 of your favorite TV shows. Relive classic holiday moments from classic shows like The Honeymooners and I Love Lucy to contemporary favorites like Frasier and Wings. Also included are The Andy Griffith Show, Family Ties, The Brady Bunch and Taxi.
SRP: $12.99

CHARMED: The Complete Series
Release Date: October 21, 2008
Synopsis: CHARMED™ explores the relationship between three sisters, who after discovering that they possess magical powers, are reluctantly thrown into a world of supernatural evils. The Halliwell sisters must keep their identity as “the Charmed Ones” secret from the world, with only themselves to rely upon, as they protect the innocent and fight demons.
SRP: Standard Edition: $271.99; Limited Deluxe Edition: $317.99

THE L WORD: The Complete Fifth Season
Release Date: October 21, 2008
Synopsis: Unresolved romances and a long-simmering film project finally bear fruit in the fifth season of THE L WORD®. Dreams come true and new life paths are forged for many of the series' characters this year, but not without the The L Word's trademark provocative storylines, sizzling sexuality, and heart-rending emotion.
SRP: $62.99

4400” Complete Series
Release: October 28, 2008
Synopsis: Over the last century, thousands of people have gone missing. Suddenly and inexplicably, 4400 missing people are returned, all at once, exactly as they were on the day they vanished. Unclear what this world-altering event means, the government investigates the 4400 to piece together where they've been and why they've been returned. It quickly becomes apparent that their presence will change the human race in ways no one could have foreseen.
SRP: $108.99

Release Date
: November 11, 2008
Synopsis: THE BOYS IN THE BAND follows a group of gay male friends as they come together in a New York City apartment for a birthday party. When an unexpected guest arrives and the truth begins to flow as freely as the cocktails, it leads to a sometimes vulgar but ultimately open and honest dissection of their lives and relationships.
SRP: $26.99

SWINGTOWN: The First Season
Release Date: December 16, 2008
Synopsis: SWINGTOWN portrays the ever-shifting "swing" of the pendulum that reflected the change in America's collective value system - morally, politically and socially. After moving to an upscale lakeside Chicago suburb in July of 1976, Susan and Bruce Miller must confront temptation in the form of their provocative new neighbors, Tom and Trina Decker, while not abandoning their old friends Janet and Roger Thompson. As the adult couples evaluate whether to embrace or avoid newfound personal freedoms, the curious Miller and Thompson children begin to discover and assert their own morality and sexual identities as they come of age in a world on the precipice of change. In a shifting social climate - defined by its music, fashion and style - everyone in SWINGTOWN is confronted with personal choices, experimentation and attitudes.
SRP: $42.99


Release Date
: September 30, 2008
Synopsis: Sesame Street’s newest muppet, fairy Abby Cadabby, falls asleep and follows a Red Rabbit (Elmo) down a rabbit hole and in to a “Wonderland,” where she encounters quirky and whimsical characters including Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum (Bert and Ernie) and The Cheshire Cookie Cat. She also attends a silly tea party presided over by a Mad Hatter (Grover) who also can be a “sad” hatter or a “glad” hatter with the change of a hat. Will Abby find her missing magic wand and be able to get back to Sesame Street, or does the Grouch of Hearts (Oscar) have other plans?
SRP: $14.93

UNSTABLE FABLES: Tortoise vs. Hare
Release Date
: September 9, 2008
Cast: Jay Leno, Danny Glover, Vivica A. Fox, Keke Palmer, Drake Bell
Synopsis: It’s been 15 years since the illustrious race between Walter the Tortoise (Glover) and Murray the Hare (Leno) but the passing of time hasn’t tempered their bitter rivalry. When they hear about the upcoming Mt. Impossible Nature Adventure Race, they can’t resist the opportunity to challenge each other to a rematch! This time they enlist their children to be their teammates, but the kids don’t share their parents’ competitive nature. When Walter and Murray get separated from their kids, the two dads must team up to find them and learn there are far more important matters than winning a race!
SRP: $19.97

UNSTABLE FABLES: The Goldilocks and the Three Bears Show
Date: December 16, 2008
Synopsis: When a classic fairy tale collides with a modern obsession with reality television, the result is this outrageously funny CGI animated film and third addition in the irreverent and delightful "Unstable Fables" collection -- created by the Jim Henson Company, Prana Animation Studios and Flame Ventures. Goldilocks, a spoiled TV star, moves in with three bears to be filmed 24/7 for a "Big Brother-" type reality show in an effort to boost her career. Featuring the voice talents of Brooke Shields, Tom Arnold and Jamie Lynn Spears.
SRP: $19.97

Release Date: September 2, 2008
Synopsis: A young elephant goes on an extraordinary adventure and learns important lessons along the way about friendship, love and courage. From The Henson Company and The Weinstein Company, The Blue Elephant features the voice talent of Martin Short, Carl Reiner and Miranda Cosgrove.
SRP: $19.97

Theatrical Release
: July 18, 2008
Release Date: November 25, 2008
Cast: Andy Samberg (Hot Rod), Kristin Chenowith (The Pink Panther) and Stanley Tucci (The Devil Wears Prada)
Synopsis: From the producers of Shrek, an intergalactic, animated family comedy that highlights the antics of astronaut chimps with the “wrong stuff.” The slacker grandson of the first chimp blasted into space before manned spaceflight, joins two other astronaut chimps for a dangerous mission through a black hole to an inhabited planet. When they become stranded, the chimps must help the inhabitants rid themselves of a tyrannical leader, and then figure out how to get back to Earth.
MPAA Rating: G
SRP: $29.98 DVD; $39.98 Blu-ray Disc

Release Date
: December 9, 2008
Synopsis: Two young elephants, Tutu and Zef, become orphaned as a result of poaching. Across the spectacular African wilderness in a search for their mother and new herd, they team up with other orphaned animals who have suffered the same fate. Together they brave the extremes of natural elements and human interactions in the belief that by following a rainbow, they will find their mothers. The rainbow eventually leads them to a compound where animals and humans seem to co-exist.
Why It’s Cool: The enchanting and engaging saga of two orphaned elephants captures animal interaction in a very unique way and teaches children valuable life lessons of loss, strength and the meaning of family.
MPAA Rating: G (age range: 2-10)
SRP: $26.98

Release Date:
October 28, 2008
Synopsis: In Elmo's Christmas Countdown, Stiller the Elf (Ben Stiller) is telling Stan the Snowball how Christmas was almost ruined. He recounts how he visited Sesame Street because he believed Oscar the Grouch would start the official countdown to Christmas. However, Oscar tosses the magical counting blocks into the air and they disappear. Stiller is worried that he destroyed Christmas, and it is up to Elmo and Abby Cadabby to help him find the blocks and the true meaning of a Christmas miracle. Guest stars Ben Stiller, Anne Hathaway, Ty Pennington, Jamie Foxx, Alicia Keys, Sheryl Crow, Charles Gibson, Jennifer Hudson and Brad Paisley.

Release Date
: October 14, 2008
Synopsis: Pinky is a seven-year-old girl who lives in Great Big City with her parents, her four-year-old brother, Tyler, and their pet, Mr. Guinea Pig. When a problem arises, Pinky dances her way to a cardboard Story Box and uses a piece of chalk and her imagination to tell a story. During the made-up story, Pinky must Think Big, at which point her head swells and she comes up with an often wacky solution to the problem. From Sesame Workshop.
SRP: $14.93

Release Date
: November 11, 2008 Synopsis: A collection of brass and string instruments band together to form a grand symphonic orchestra and embark on a mission to find the evil doctor who stole some of their other instruments and musical notes so he could build the perfect instrument.
SRP: $19.97

DVD Release
: November 25, 2008
Synopsis: The Nutty Professor, a sequel to the original 1960s film, is a feature-length, CGI-animated movie featuring Professor Julius Kelp's high school-aged, nerdy grandson Harold. When he takes his grandfather's secret formula, Harold unleashes an ultra-cool, but comically destructive alter ego. Voice talent includes three-time Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Best Actor Drake Bell and Jerry Lewis himself.
SRP: $19.97

DVD Release: December 2, 2008
Synopsis: The collection of Animal Planet’s popular and charming series features “Growing Up Arctic,” “Growing Up Wild Cats,” “Growing Up Safari,” “Growing Up Wilderness” and “Growing Up Primates” - experience the amazing stories of these diverse baby animals as they embark on incredible journeys into adulthood.
SRP: $39.92


Release Date: December 9, 2008 = *date under embargo

Synopsis: This classic short story recounts a magical world in which little boys can find the strength and courage to overcome their fears and the ever-present dangers that surround them -- Oscar winner 2008 for Best Short Film, Animated
MPAA Rating: NR
SRP: $19.98

DVD Release: October 28, 2008
Synopsis: A reindeer boy named Niko dreams about flying like his father, whom he has never met. Despite suffering from severe vertigo, he sneaks out of his home valley to take flying lessons from Julius, a rare member of a Finnish family of flying squirrels.
SRP: $19.97


COCAINE COWBOYS II: Hustlin’ With The Godmother
Release Date: July 29, 2008

Synopsis: The, saga continues when the true story of Griselda Blanco, also known as “The Godmother” of cocaine unfolds on DVD July 29 from Magnolia Home Entertainment. The sequel to the breakout DVD Cocaine Cowboys, Charles Cosby, the former head of Blanco’s $40 million a year cocaine business tells the true story of how he became romantically involved with one of the most dangerous and bloodthirsty women to ever walk the face of the earth. Referred to as the “Black Widow” by many, Griselda Blanco was personally responsible for the murder of over 300 hundred people, the trafficking of over three tons of cocaine and plotting to kidnap John F. Kennedy.
MPAA Rating: NR

SRP: $26.98

Release Date: August 19, 2008

Based on Laura Kasischke’s visionary novel, The Life Before Her Eyes hinges on a chilling, pivotal confrontation in which two high school girls, Diana and Maureen (Evan Rachel Wood and Eva Amurri, respectfully) fall into a situation where one of them is forced to make a life and death decision. Fifteen years later, the older Diana (Uma Thurman) is a suburban wife and mother who begins to question her seemingly perfect life. As the elder Diana's life begins to unravel, and the younger Diana gets closer and closer to the pivotal moment, a deeper mystery slowly unravels. The Life Before Her Eyes explores the reverberations stemming from the collision of past and future, reality and dreams.
MPAA Rating: R

SRP: $26.98

Release Date: September 16, 2008

Emmy-winning® writer Peter Tolan (“Rescue Me,” “The Larry Sanders Show”) makes his feature directorial debut with Finding Amanda, a dark comedy that finds biting humor in an otherwise serious subject matter. Taylor Peters (Matthew Broderick) is the writer and executive producer of a successful but trite sitcom. The gig isn't exactly artistically satisfying work, but it's the only one he could get after a struggle with alcohol and substance abuse. His beautiful and supportive wife (Maura Tierney) has never left his side, but she's at her wit's end when she thinks he's started betting the ponies again. When Taylor learns that his 18-year old niece Amanda (Brittany Snow) is living in Las Vegas, working as a prostitute, and probably doing a lot of drugs, he figures the best way to redeem himself with his wife is to go to Vegas and convince his niece to go to rehab-but a trip to Sin City is not exactly the best medicine for a recovering alcoholic with a gambling problem.
MPAA Rating: R

SRP: $26.98


Release Date: September 30, 2008

From the producers of Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11 comes a new film that unflinchingly explores the(?) win-at-all-cost culture through the lens of a personal journey. Grand Jury Prize nominee at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, Bigger, Stronger, Faster* is a collision of pop culture and first-person narrative, with a diverse cast including US Congressmen, professional athletes, medical experts and everyday gym goers.
MPAA Rating: PG-13

SRP: $26.98

Release Date: November 11, 2008 = *date under embargo

Jamie Bell is Hallam Foe, a troubled young man whose knack for voyeurism paradoxically reveals his darkest fears, and his most peculiar desires. Driven to expose the true cause of his mother’s death, he instead finds himself searching the rooftops of the city of Edinburgh for love. Featuring a lively soundtrack with Franz Ferdinand, Sons and Daughters and Orange Juice among others, MISTER FOE is a darkly twisted, entertaining work of magical realism from one of the leading lights of the new Scottish cinema.
MPAA Rating: R
SRP: $26.98


Release Date: November 18, 2008 = *date under embargo

From Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney and producer Graydon Carter comes a probing look into the uncanny life of national treasure and gonzo journalism inventor Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. A fast moving, wildly entertaining documentary with an iconic soundtrack, the film addresses the major touchstones in Thompson’s life—his intense and ill fated relationship with the Hell’s Angels, his near-successful bid for the office of sheriff in Aspen in 1970, the notorious story behind the landmark Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, his deep involvement in Senator George McGovern’s 1972 presidential campaign, and much more. Narrated by Johnny Depp.
MPAA Rating: R
SRP: $26.98

Release Date: December 9, 2008 = *date under embargo

On August 7th 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between New York's twin towers, then the world’s tallest buildings. After nearly an hour dancing on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail before he was finally released.
Following six and a half years of dreaming of the towers, Petit spent eight months in New York City planning the execution of the coup. Aided by a team of friends and accomplices, Petit was faced with numerous extraordinary challenges: he had to find a way to bypass the WTC’s security; smuggle the heavy steel cable and rigging equipment into the towers; pass the wire between the two rooftops; anchor the wire and tension it to withstand the winds and the swaying of the buildings. The rigging was done by night in complete secrecy. At 7:15 AM, Philippe took his first step on the high wire 1,350 feet above the sidewalks of Manhattan…
James Marsh’s documentary brings Petit’s extraordinary adventure to life through the testimony of Philippe himself, and some of the co-conspirators who helped him create the unique and magnificent spectacle that became known as “the artistic crime of the century.”
MPAA Rating: PG-13
SRP: $26.98


Release Date:
December 9, 2008
Synopsis: Always looking for action, five over-enthusiastic but under-stimulated Vermont State
Troopers raise hell on the highway, keeping motorists anxiously looking in their rearview mirrors. Between an ongoing feud with the local cops over whose you know- what is bigger and the state government wanting to shut them down, the Super Troopers find themselves patrolling the boundaries of good taste as they hilariously and unwittingly skid towards solving the crime of their lives.

FIREFLY The Complete Series
Release Date:
October 7, 2008
Synopsis: Set 500 years into the future, in the wake of a universal civil war, “Firefly” centers on the crew of Serenity, a small transport spaceship that does not have a planet to call home. Captain Malcom “Mal” Reynolds, a defeated soldier who opposed the unification of the planets by the totalitarian governed Alliance, will undertake any job – legal or not – to stay afloat and keep his crew fed.
The Mist Blu-ray Disc (9/16) -- $34.95 -- R
1408 Blu-ray Disc (9/16) -- $29.95 -- PG-13
Diary of the Dead Blu-ray Disc (10/21) -- $29.95 -- R
Awake Blu-ray Disc (Fall) -- $29.95
Lucky Number Slevin Blu-ray Disc (Fall) -- $29.95