Fun in 'Bank Job' and 'Step Up 2'
Owls Head — The Bank Job, Lionsgate DVD or Blu-ray, R, 1110 min.). Jason Statham plays everyday bloke Terry Leather, who runs a bit shady car dealership in Easy London that never sells any cars. The year is 1971 and he owes money to a guy whose thugs beat up on his cars. So then old acquaintance Martine Love (Saffron Burrows) approaches him about a bank job, he sees it as a way to pay off his debt and set up he, his wife and two children for life. What he does not know is that Martine is setting up the robbery -- the bank is switching alarm systems and thus will have no alarms for the upcoming weekend -- to get out of a drug rap, and the heist is being set up by MI-5 in order to recover some incriminating photos of a member of the royal family that black activist Michael X (Peter de Jersey) has stored in the vault and is using to escape his own criminal charges. Adding to the post-robbery intrigue is the fact that a madame has stored some incriminating photos of a member of Parliament in the vault and porn king Lew Vogel (David Suchet) has stored his ledger that lists all the payoffs he has made to policemen over the years.
Joining in the robbery are Terry's friends Dave Schilling (Daniel Mays) and Kevin Swain (Stephen Campbell Moore). They get an old swindler to rent the vacant hat shop two doors down from the bank and tunnel underneath it to the vault. What made the robbery -- the story is based on a true incident -- unique was that Terry's employee Eddie Burton (Michael Jibson) manned a nearby rooftop and communicated by walkie-talkie with the robbers while the heist was in progress, and he was overheard by a ham operator, who contacted the police. The police went around to dozens of banks but never did find out where the robbery was being committed until the next morning. The film ultimately is fun and not overly complicated. Terry is one bank robber you come to root for.
DVD extras include audio commentary by director Roger Donaldson, actress Burrows and composer J. Peter Robinson; a 16:44 look at making the film (many of the actors were cast based on their accents); an excellent 14:53 look at the real crime, including an interview with Robert Rowlands, the ham operator who intercepted the robbers' chatter and taped it; 16 deleted/extended scenes (6:15), with optional commentary (all but two are very brief; there is an extended sex scene; and the second disc includes a digital copy of the film. The Blu-ray picture is sharp and the audio does justice to the material. Rating: film 3.5 stars; extras 3 stars
Rating guide: 5 stars = classic; 4 stars = excellent; 3 stars = good; 2 stars = fair; dog = skip it.)
Step Up 2: The Streets (Touchstone, DVD or Blu-ray, PG-13, 98 min.). The plot is thin and predictable, but the characters are likable and the dancing is exciting and often superb. Briana Evigan stars as Andie West, a member of the 410 street dance crew that stages "stunts," such as the dancing on the subway train that opens the film. When she is about to be shipped to Texas by her late mother's friend who has been raising her, Todd (Tatum Channing from the first film) shows up to pass the torch, so to speak, and get Andie to try out for the Baltimore School of the Arts. There, Andie befriends comical Moose (Adam G. Sevani), becomes the object of the affections of school star Chase Collins (a very appealing Robert Hoffman, who also proves to be quite a good dancer) and gets bounced from the 410 for "selling out." Chase and Andie form their own after-hours crew from the school's misfits and prepare for the streets competition, until Chase's older brother Blake (Will Kemp), who runs the school, forbids it. Highlights include a prank video made by Andie and her friends; a Latin dance at a barbeque and, of course, all the competition dancing. This is the type of film made for Blu-ray: all the dance moves are incredibly sharp and the music rocks the viewing area.
DVD extras include nine deleted scenes (22:34) with optional introductions by first-time director Jon M.Chu, including a dance battle between Chase and B-Boy Rapper; a deleted song sung by Cassie Ventura during a montage and two full dance routines, includign a brilliant one by Jabberwocky (red suits and white masks). There also are six music videos (22:29); a 12:22 director's video diary that includes an interview with his parents and Sevani's audition tape; a 4:54 looks at the dancers who make up the 410; and a prank video made at a convenience store. Rating: Film and extras 3 stars
Superhero Movie (Dimension/Genius DVD, NR, 82 min.). Drake Bell of TV’s “Drake & Josh,” looking like a young Nathan Fillion, plays high schooler Rick Riker, being raised by his uncle (Leslie Nielsen of the “Naked Gun” series and numerous other spoofs as Albert, bringing the best comedy bits with his rude comments) and aunt (Marion Ross of “Happy Days” as Lucille). Mostly, this is a spoof of “Spider-man,” with some “Batman,” “X-Men” and “Fantastic 4” tossed in. Rick goes on a school field trip to Amalgamated Pharmaceuticals, run by Lou Landers (Christopher McDonald), who is the uncle of Lance, Rick’s rival for the hand of neighbor Jill Johnson (Sara Paxton). While there, after spilling an animal-attracting pheromone on his body, Rick is stung by a super dragonfly, which eventually gives him super powers: gripping hands, nearly impervious skin and flying, if he ever can learn how to do it. Meanwhile, Lou Landers, who is dying, has had scientist Strom (Brent Spiner) develop a machine to cure him. The machine does not quite work: he has the ability to draw the life force out of others, but it only lasts 24 hours at a time, so he becomes villain The Hourglass in a mechanical suit. Most of the humor is funny in a silly way, such as the flashback to when Rick lost his parents in a violent attack outside the opera house. Celebrities are made fun of too, particularly Doctor Hawking, played by Robert Joy throughout, and a brief cameo by Miles Fisher as a dead-on Tom Cruise.
The unrated version is slightly extended. Bonus features include audio commentary by writer-director Craig Mazin and producers David Zucker and Robert A. Weiss; an alternated ending that takes place entirely indoors; 18 deleted and three extended scenes (but only 10:42 total) that include more of Wolverine and Tom Cruise; an 11:12 look at the cast; and a 10:37 making-of feature. Rating: film 3 stars; extras 2.5 stars
College Road Trip (Disney, DVD or Blu-ray, G, 83 min.). Martin Lawrence is Fox Springs, Ill. Police Chief James Porter, otherwise known as the over-protective father of Melanie (Raven-Symone), who is considering which college to attend. Dad’s plan, since when she was an infant, is for her to go to Northwestern University, a scant 40 miles away. (I must note that the film serves as a nice plug for Northwestern, which I attended from 1966 to 1971, but everything the film shows has been added since my time there; I recognized nothing.) Without telling her father, Melanie has applied to Georgetown University, 700 miles away in Washington, D.C. and, although she is on the wait list, she does get an interview opportunity. Melanie plans to take a college road trip with her two friends, but dad decides he will drive her so he has more control of what she does away from home and so they first can stop at Northwestern, where he humorously has set up several “chance” encounters. At a construction delay, they take an alternate route and things rapidly go wrong. One of these is the discovery of young son Trey (Eshayu Draper) and his pet pig, with whom he plays chess, in the back of the police vehicle. Along the way, they also repeatedly encounter another father (Donny Osmond playing on his white-bread cheery persona) and daughter on their own college road trip. It is mostly sentiment that rules the film as dad learns to let go, but there are a couple of noisy, funny mayhem scenes, with the pig loose at the wedding the best. Kym E. Whitley plays mother Michelle Porter, while Arnetia Walker is Grandmother.
The Blu-ray version looks fine, but the format is hardly taken advantage of. There are two audio commentaries: one by director Roger Kumble and actress Raven-Symone; and the other by writers Emi Mochizuki and Carrie Evans. There are 10 deleted scenes (12:39), including a phone call helping out Michelle’s real estate sale and a run-in with two men in the woods that has Melanie pretending to be the policeman to get her dad out of a jam; an alternate opening, with James foiling a bank robbery; and two alternate endings involving the pig. There also is a Raven-Symone video diary (9:56) and “Double Dutch Bus” music video, as well as a making-of the music video (3:27); and a gag reel (2:47). Rating: film 2.5 stars; extras 3 stars
The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet: Best of Ricky and Dave (Shout! Factory, 4 DVDs, NR, 7 hours). Speaking of family and sentiment, one of America’s best-loved family TV comedies is represented by this special collection of 24 episodes from across the show’s 14-year run (1953-1966). These episodes center on the two sons as they grow from boys to men, as Rick and David Nelson literally grew up before millions watching in their living rooms. The progression takes them from middle school to high school to college and beyond to marriage and careers as lawyers, while being guided by their real-life parents, Ozzie and Harriet Nelson. (Ozzie played a good-natured, bumbling dad, while Harriet was the family’s saving grace with all the common sense.) David was considered the level-headed one, while Ricky was irrepressible. Of course, Ricky went on to become a teen idol and a successful recording star (eventually moving into country music). Ricky began singing in the show’s fifth season and he performs 12 songs in the set‘s special features, including “Fools Rush In,” “Hello Mary Lou,” “Waiting in School” and “Fire Breathing Dragon.” Other extras include four original radio episodes, “David Sells Ozzie’s Suit,” “David Fights,” “Apartment Building Next Door” and “Jury Duty”; and a trivia quiz. Rating: collection 4 stars
Voice (Korea, 2005, Genius DVD, NR, 104 min.). High school students Sun-min and Young-eon are best friends, but one night while rehearsing for singing, Young-eon is murdered at their all-girl school. When she awakes, no one can see her, as she is a ghost, but Sun-min can still hear her, and they try to figure out what happened to Young-eon and why. There are a couple more deaths, and some eerie bits, but the film is hardly the all-out horror that the cover art (never seen in the film) would lead you to believe. That said, the film is not very compelling either. With its subtitles, school uniforms and matching haircuts, frankly it was very hard to follow which girl was which most of the time, and the ending was very confusing. The film does have a good music score, however. The only bonus feature is a 23:38 behind-the-scenes look at filming several scenes. Equan Choe is the writer-director. Rating: film and extras 2 stars
Final Approach (Genius, NR, 169 min.). This miniseries, directed by Armand Mastroianni, was broadcast of the Hallmark Channel May 24. Dean Cain stars as ex-FBI hostage specialist Jack Bender. The opening shows the Waco-like incident, involving the holed-up Freedom First Separatist Movement and its leader Silas Jensen (William Forsythe), that led to Bender punching out fellow FBI agent Lorenzo Dawson (Ernie Hudson as a pigheaded character) and leaving the FBI. Now Bender is aboard a plane that terrorist Greg Gilliad (Anthony Michael Hall of TV’s “The Dead Zone” playing a bad guy for a change) has hijacked. Gilliad demands Jensen’s release from prison and threatens to drop a “dirty” (nuclear contaminated) bomb on Los Angeles, if his demand is not met. Bender, who is helped by an aircraft engineer (Barry Livingston) in the next seat to contact the outside world, including his estranged wife Alicia (Lea Thompson), who conveniently works for the Federal Aviation Administration, believes there is more than terrorism behind Gilliad’s actions, after a U.S. senator and two executives of the Global Bank are taken to the cargo hold below. Sunny Mabrey plays first-time flight attendant Sela Jameson, who is instrumental in helping Bender. Of course, on the ground, the lead FBI agent is Dawson. The film is suspenseful once the hijacking starts and in the scenes of the wives (Judith Hoag and Stacy Haiduk) of the two Global Bank executives, who have been kidnapped for leverage, trying to escape from the cabin where they are being held. The ending has a unique look as it takes place at an airplane graveyard in the desert. Bonus features are skimpy: an interview with Hall (5:31) and a behind-the-scenes feature (6:40) with Cain and Thompson. Rating: miniseries 3 stars; extras 1.5 stars
Birds of Prey: The Complete Series (2002-03, Warner, 4 DVDs, 541 min.). This show actually was greeted with hostility when it aired -- perhaps because the Dark Knight, a k a Batman, was absent from Gotham City. The hero trio of females are Helena, the daughter of Batman and Catwoman who calls herself the Huntress (Ashley Scott); teenaged Dinah (Rachel Skarsten), who is clairvoyant and the daughter of Black Canary; and wheelchair-bound Batgirl (after an encounter with The Joker). Batgirl (Dina Meyer) has reinvented herself as Oracle and runs their high-tech nerve center. In the comics, the trio inhabited an alternate world called Earth-Two. The set includes all 13 episodes, which fall into the crime-of-the-week category, and they are entertaining, which is all one really wants from a TV show. The show is from the creators of the obviously much-more successful “Smallville” and ran on the WB. DVD bonuses include the original, unaired pilot (in which Sherilyn Fenn plays Harleen Quinzel, a k a Harley Quinn, before she was replaced by Mia Sara in the rest of the series); and all 30 episodes of the animated, Web-based series “Gotham Girls.” Rating: series 3 stars; extras 2.5 stars
Teen Titans: The Complete Fifth Season (Warner, 2 DVDs, NR, 299 min.). The animated show’s final season has Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Beast Boy and Raven battel against The Brotherhood of Evil, which is led by criminal mastermind Brain and includes Madam Rouge, Monsieur Mallah and General Immortus. The Brotherhood’s aim is to eliminate all superheroes and it takes out honorary Titans Wildebeest and Hotspot first. There are 12 episodes in all. The DVD bonus is a friends and foes featurette gallery. Rating: season 3.5 stars
Batman Begins (2005, Warner, Blu-ray DVD, PG-13, 140 min.) Did you know DHL no longer delivers in our area? They send packages on from southern New England via the U.S. Postal Service; thus, the delay in obtaining this wonderful Blu-ray disc. The wonderful film, directed by Christopher Nolan, explores the origins of the Dark Knight (Christian Bale is perfect as Bruce Wayne/Batman) after his parents’ murders. Wayne travels the world, seeking to learn how to battle injustice. Aiding his efforts back in Gotham City are butler Alfred (Michael Caine), detective Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman) with some high-tech tools. Exclusive to the Blu-ray, if you have the proper machine, is an In-Movie Experience, with co-writers Nolan and David S. Goyer and others discussing the movie’s backstories as one watches the film. This is the type of movie that benefits greatly for a high-definition picture as well. The other new feature is the 6-minute IMAX prologue to the new sequel, “The Dark Knight.” The disc also contains all the bonus features of the previously-issued two-disc deluxe edition on standard DVD, except for the 72-page comic. There also is a limited-edition gift set in both Blu-ray and standard versions that comes with a motion art lenticular, a 32-page booklet with a new DC Comics comic book adapatation of “The Dark Knight” prologue, script pages and storyboards; five postcards and “movie cash” toward a ticket for the new film. Rating: film 4 stars; extras 3.5 stars
Reno 911!: The Complete Fifth Season uncensored (Comedy Central/Paramount, 3 DVDs, 352 min.). During these 16 episodes, Wiegel meets her real daddy, the department hires a former sex slave worker as an office administrator and the team tackles a mean bounty hunter. There are numerous failed stings and constant drinking problems, all adding to the merry mayhem. Dangle jumps a shark to fight autism; the female officers get sexy new Kevlar chest plates; Jones and Garcia go undercover at a burger joint; Junior joins a militia to protect Nevada’s borders; Wiegel goes undercover as a confused schoolgirl on a bus; the department trains members of the new Iraqi police force; everyone is interviewed by a magazine reporter; the officers must enforce a 6-foot rule in strip clubs; and tragedy befalls a clown car. Five of the episodes come with cast audio commentary. There also are four extended scenes and a look inside the minds of the deputies. Rating: season 3.5 stars; extras 3 stars
I Dream of Jeannie (1968-69, Sony, 4 DVDs, NR, 628 min.). This was the final season for the popular show which ran during my high school and college years. Genie Jeannie (Barbara Eden) and her master, astronaut Major Tony Nelson (Larry Hagman), finally get married, after she finally meets Dr. and Mrs. Bellows (Hayden Rorke and Emmaline Henry) as Tony’s fiancée. Of course, Jeannie’s evil twin sister tries to wreck the marriage, Dr. Bellows’ nephew stumbles on Jeannie’s secret and Tony becomes the spokesman for his own canned chili. Naturally, Bill Daily is back as Tony’s best friend, and secret keeper, Major Roger Healey. Included in the 26 episodes are guest appearances by Farrah Fawcett, Jim Backus, Dick Wilson, Jackie Coogan and Dick Van Patten. Bonus features are minis odes of “Fantasy Island” and “Bewitched.” Rating: season 3.5 stars
Dallas: The Complete Ninth Season (1986-87, Warner, 4 DVDs, NR, 1,485 min.). Want more of Larry Hagman? You’ve got it, as he plays J.R. Ewing in the popular nighttime soap. The set includes all 31 episodes of the season that included the controversial shower scene, but begins with Southfork mourning the death of Bobby Ewing. J.R. romps with his mistress, institutionalizes his wife and plots to destroy his new business partner, while Mark Graison returns from the presumed dead to complicate Pam’s love life. Meanwhile, Cliff developes a scheme to grab control of Ewing Oil. In all, the series lasted 14 seasons, won four of the 17 Emmys it was nominated for and won one of the 14 Golden Globes it was nominated for. For five seasons, the show was ranked number one or number two in the ratings. The bonus features look at the most famous dream sequence of all time and it and the season’s impact on the storylines, fans and stars. There also is a look back at season eight to examine the effect of Barbara Bel Geddes’ departure for a year and her eventual return. Rating: season 3 stars; extras 2.5 stars
Eureka: Season 2 (Universal, 3 DVDs, NR, 9 hours 24 min.). Before season three begins later this month, here is a chance to catch up on the secrets of the town of Eureka in the Pacific Northwest, a haven for some of America‘s most brilliant scientific minds. In addition to the usual unusual inventions that go awry, someone has been tinkering with Sheriff Jack Carter’s (Colin Ferguson) memory -- in fact, Henry has as he tries to investigate the death of his friend, which, he is coming to believe, may have been murder. Other than that, there are episodes in which people spontaneously combust; Fargo activates a code-red device that traps him in a soon-to-be-deadly personal force field; the weather goes crazy as Jack’s ex-wife arrives to take custody of daughter Zoe; people start disappearing with no one except Jack realizing they used to be there; massed space junk is about to land on the town; Fargo accidentally activates long-forgotten Cold War missiles hidden beneath the town; an attempt to recreate the Big Bang turns deadly; it appears Biblical plagues are striking the town; and in the two-part finale, a parasitic bacterium turns everything, including people, into gold and then rust. The set comes with more than five hours of bonus features, including podcast commentaries, SciFi.com Webcasts, deleted scenes, a gag reel and a look at the writers. The set is again made of eco-friendly packaging from post-consumer recycled paper and recycled water bottles, but it is much sturdier than that used for season one. Rating: season 3.5 stars; extras 3 stars
Monk: Season Six (Universal, 4 DVDs, NR, 11 hours 22 min.). Tony Shaloub (he has won three Emmys and a Golden Globe for the role) is back as brilliant, but phobia-laden detective Adrian Monk, who, despite his obsessive-compulsive disorder, is a whiz at solving crimes. Among his cases are defending a rival rapper from evidence he killed Extra Large; a murder that occurred on a nude beach; Capt. Stottlemeyer’s girlfriend is suspected of murder; a treasure map; a case from years ago seems to have sent the wrong man to prison; Monk suffers from insomnia and sees a murder during a night walk; Monk becomes a social pariah after defending himself by shooting a man dressed as Santa Claus; Monk joins a cult to solve a murder but is charmed by its charismatic leader; Monk takes up painting; and in the two-part finale, Monk is framed for murder and escapes from a small-town sheriff. Most episodes come with video commentaries by the writers, and some have audio commentaries by cast and crew. Rating: season 4 stars; extras 3 stars
Get Smart: The Complete Series (1995, Sony DVD, 158 min.). Proving you cannot catch lightning in a bottle twice, this short-lived Fox series brought back three-time Emmy winner Don Adams as Agent Maxwell Smart and Barbara Feldon as Agent 99, but this time with the help of their son and newly-minted spy Zach (Andy Dick) and his sexy, brilliant partner Agent 66 (Elaine Hendrix). At this time, Maxwell is the chief of CONTROL and 99 is a congresswoman in charge of CONTROL’s budget. They still have to battle KAOS and its plans for world domination, however. Most of the stories center around Zach and 66. There are only episodes to the failed series. The bonus feature is minisodes of “News Radio” and “T.J. Hooker.” Rating: series 2.5 stars
‘Til Death Do Us Part: The Complete First Season (2006, BCI, 3 DVDs, NR, 286 min.). Someone had some wicked fun at the concept meeting that pitched this show. John Waters, Baltimore’s favorite idiosyncratic filmmaker plays host, as the Groom Reaper, for this series of 13 true-life romances that turn into horrors when spouses plan, kill and dispose of their significant others. Both the funeral director and trailer park cases evolve when one of the partners makes significant improvements; then there is a Gentlemen’s Club owner who marries his star stripper and the football hero who marries his trophy bride. The set includes new introductions by Waters, footage not shown on television and interviews with the show’s creators and Waters. Rating: season 3 stars; extras 2 stars
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Also this week: Shutter (Fox); Asylum (MGM); Guardians (Warner); Meet Bill (First Look); Trafic (France, Criterion, 2 DVDs); Penelope (Summit); The Mighty Celt (Cinequest); Secretary (Lionsgate); Roxy Hunter and the Secret of the Shaman (Sony); The Curiosity of Chance (TLA); Champions of Faith: Baseball Edition (TLA); One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975, Warner, Blu-ray); The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (Portugal, City Lights); Sword Masters: Brothers Five (1970, Well Go); Sword Masters: Two Champions of Shaolin (Well Go).
July 22: 21 (Sony, 2 DVDs or Blu-ray); Picture This (MGM); The Perfect Storm (2000, Warner Blu-ray); High and Low (Japan, Criterion, 2 DVDs); Vampyr (France, Criterion, 2 DVDs); The Director's Series: Andre Techine 4-Film Collection, with Wild Reeds, My Favorite Season, I Don't Kiss and Hotel America (France, Lionsgate); Dirty Money (France, Lionsgate); Heartbeat Detector (New Yorker); Twin Daggers (Lionsgate); Help Me Eros (China, Strand); The Last Winter (Genius); Evil Behind You (Allumination); Without the King (First Run); The Exorcism of Emily Rose (Sony, Blu-ray); I Know What You Did Last Summer (Sony, Blu-ray); Urban Legend (Sony, Blu-ray); The Candy Shop (Plus); Alfred Hitchcock: Studies in Fear (Mill Creek); Big Dreams, Little Tokyo (Echo Bridge); Martial Arts: 20 Movie Set (Mill Creek); Mushrooms (BFS); Spaced: The Complete Series (BBC); Troubadours (Facets); Satantango (Hungary, Facets); Clandestinos (First Run); Room 314 (Vanguard); The Superhero (Vanguard).
July 29: Doomsday (Universal); Stargate: Continuum (MGM); Shine a Light (Paramount); Robin Hood: Season One (BBC Blu-ray); Robin Hood: Season Two (BBC); Witchblade: The Complete Series (Warner); Tyrone Power Matinee Idol Collection, with 10 films, including Luck of the Irish and This Above All (Fox, 5 DVDs); Avatar: The Last Airbender: Book 3: Fire - Vol. 4 (Nickelodeon/Paramount); Dark City: Director's Cut (1998, Warner); Disfigured (Cinema Libre); Puzzle (Korea, Genius); Privilege (1967, New Yorker); Outfoxed: Fox Attacks! Special edition (Foundry); Joe Louis: America's Hero Š Betrayed (HBO); The Houseboy (TLA); Outfoxed: Fox Attacks! special edition (Disinformation); Baldwin Hills: The Complete First Season (BET/Paramount); Masters of Horror Season Two (Anchor Bay; limited edition skull design); Tai Chi Master (Genius); Robin of Sherwood: The Complete Collection (Acorn, 10 DVDs); Joe Louis: America's Hero Š Betrayed (HBO); Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle extreme unrated edition (2004, Warner Blu-ray); The Lost Boys (1987, Warner Blu-ray); Lost Boys: The Tribe (Warner); Never Back Down (Summit, 2 DVDs); Marigold (Echo Bridge); Robin of Sherwood: The Complete Collection (Great Britain, Acorn, 10 DVDs); Two Fat Ladies (Great Britain, Acorn); Back at the Barnyard (Nickelodeon/Paramount); Corduroy Š and More Stories About Caring (A&E); Parking Wars: The Best of Season One (A&E); The Band's Visit (Sony); The Strauss Family (A&E); A Woman of Independent Means (1995, A&E); The Hills: The Complete Third Season (MTV/Paramount).
Aug. 5: Nim's Island (Fox); Starship Troopers 3: Marauder (Sony, also Blu-ray trilogy on Blu-ray); The Executioner's Song: Director's Cut (CBS/Paramount); Star Trek: The Original Series: Season Two (CBS/Paramount); Ben 10: The Complete Season 4 (Warner); Doctor Who: The Five Doctors: 25th Anniversary Edition (BBC); Charlie and Lola Vol. 8: I am a Collection (Warner); Life in Cold Blood (Warner); Dana Carvey: Squatting Monkeys Tell No Lies (HBO); Miss Conception (First Look); Bangkok Dangerous (Thailand, First Look); Baby Blues (Allumination); The Hive (Genius); Rogue (Genius); Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (Infinity); Sensitive Skin: The Complete First and Second Seasons (BBC); Buds for Life (Maverick); The First Olympics - Athens, 1896 (Sony); Pete Seeger: The Power of Song (Genius)' Route 66: Complete First Season (Infinity); Get Smart: Season 1 (Warner, 4 DVDs); Foyle's War, Set 5 (Great Britain, Acorn, 3 DVDs); Oh Happy Day (Ariztical); The Counterfeiters (Germany, Sony); Queen Sized (Anchor Bay); Joy House (KOCH Lorber); Marco Ferreri Collection (KOCH Lorber); Garfield's Fun Fest (Fox); Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers: The Collection Vol. 2 (KOCH, 4 DVDs); Biography: Barack Obama (A&E); Biography: John McCain (A&E); Terminal City (KOCH); Blackwater (Passion River); Dead Fury (TLA).