DVD Roundup: 10.2.07

Day Night Day Night
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Luisa Williams as She
Josh Phillip Weinstein as Commander
Gareth Saxe as Organizer
Nyambi Nyambi as Organizer
Tschi Hun Kim as Driver
Annemarie Lawless as Bombmaker’s Assistant
Frank Dattolo as Bombmaker

Special Features:
Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Julia Loktev
Theatrical Trailer

Other Info:
Widescreen
Dolby Digital Stereo Sound
Spanish Subtitles
Running Time: 91 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD description:

“Inspired in part by a true story, faith comes face-to-face with failure as a 19-year-old girl prepares to become a suicide bomber. There is no explanation as to ‘why’ she has come to her conviction, only that she believes her decision absolutely. Wrought with fear and anticipation, hints of doubt and signs of a failed mission, ‘Day Night Day Night’ creates an unsettling, intense, and completely unpredictable viewing experience.”

“Day Night Day Night” is not rated.

CS Comment:
While a film about a suicide bomber is a little more than I was ready to see at this point, it certainly is an interesting character drama delving into the mind of terrorists.

Available Tuesday, October 2


The Sarah Silverman Program: Season One
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Sarah Silverman as Herself
Laura Silverman as Laura Silverman
Brian Posehn as Brian
Steve Agee as Steve
Jay Johnston as Officer Jay McPherson
Laura Marano as Young Sarah
Rob Schrab as Driver

Special Features:
Musical Performances
Karaoke Sing Along
Never-Before-Seen Extras
Audio Commentary

Other Info:
Fullscreen
Dolby Digital Stereo Sound
Running Time: 132 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD description:

“Sarah Silverman says what’s on her mind. And no one else’s. In this first season of the critically acclaimed ‘The Sarah Silverman Program,’ Sarah gets hepped up on cough syrup, takes in a homeless man and poops her pants. With her unique perspective on life and her ability to turn just about everything into a song, find out why Sarah Silverman is an American treasure. An offensive, filthy-mouthed treasure.”

“The Sarah Silverman Program” is not rated.

CS Comment:
Sarah Silverman fans should be glad to get the first season of her show on DVD. It seems a bit light on extras, but there’s plenty here to entertain.

Available Tuesday, October 2


Funny Face: 50th Anniversary Edition
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Audrey Hepburn as Jo Stockton
Fred Astaire as Dick Avery
Kay Thompson as Maggie Prescott
Michel Auclair as Prof. Emile Flostre
Robert Flemyng as Paul Duval
Dovima as Marion
Virginia Gibson as Babs
Sue England as Laura
Ruta Lee as Lettie
Alex Gerry as Dovitch
Iphigenie Castiglioni as Armande

Special Features:
The Fashion Designer and His Muse
Parisian Dreams
Paramount in the ’50s – Retrospective Featurette
Photo Gallery
Theatrical Trailer

Other Info:
Widescreen
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
French and Spanish Language
French, Spanish, and Portuguese Languages
Running Time: 103 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD description:

“Paris, the City of Light, shines even brighter when Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire team up for the only time and bring their luminous starpower to this exquisite musical featuring songs by George and Ira Gershwin. This dazzling romp — filmed on location in Paris — garnered four Academy Award® nominations.

In the role of bookstore clerk transformed into a modeling sensation, Hepburn showcases singing and dancing skills she had honed on the London stage, performing “How Long Has This Been Going On?,” a “Basal Metabolism” dance in a cool-cat bistro and more. Astaire, as the fashion photographer who discovers her, conjures up his inimitable magic for sequences that include his “Let’s Kiss And Make Up” matador diversion, a heavenly dance with Hepburn to “He Loves And She Loves” and, again with Hepburn, the title-tune enchantment, “I Love Your Funny Face.” Now and forever, so do we.”

“Funny Face” is not rated.

CS Comment:
You don’t see many 50th anniversary DVDs out there, but “Funny Face” certainly deserves the treatment. Starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire, this is a must-see for classic movie fans.

Available Tuesday, October 2


Criminal Minds: The Second Season
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Thomas Gibson as Aaron “Hotch” Hotchner
Shemar Moore as Derek Morgan
Matthew Gray Gubler as Dr. Spencer Reid
Mandy Patinkin as Jason Gideon
A.J. Cook as Jennifer “JJ” Jareau
Kirsten Vangsness as Penelope Garcia
Lola Glaudini as Elle Greenaway

Special Features:
All 23 episodes from the second season on 6 discs
Profilers, Profiled
The Physical Evidence
Behavioral Science: Real-Life Criminal Minds
Meet Kirsten Vangsness
Gag Reel
Deleted Scenes

Other Info:
Widescreen
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Running Time: 16 Hours 47 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD description:

“‘Criminal Minds’ revolves around an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country’s most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. Special Agent Jason Gideon (Mandy Patinkin) is the FBI’s top behavioral analyst and he joins the Behavioral Analysis Unit lead by Special Agent Aaron Hotchner (Thomas Gibson), a family man who is able to gain people’s trust and unlock their secrets. Also on the team are Elle Greenaway (Lola Glaudini), an agent with a background in sexual offenses; Special Agent Derek Morgan (Shemar Moore), an expert on obsessional crimes; Special Agent Dr. Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler), a classically misunderstood genius whose social IQ is as low as his intellectual IQ is high; and Jennifer “JJ” Jareau, (AJ Cook), a confident young agent who acts as the unit liaison for the team. Each member brings his or her own area of expertise to the table as they pinpoint predators’ motivations and identify their emotional triggers in the attempt to stop them.”

“Criminal Minds” is not rated.

CS Comment:
Fans of Mandy Patinkin may want to pick up this Second Season DVD just before he bailed on the show. A good selection of bonus features is also included.

Available Tuesday, October 2


I Love New York: The Complete Unrated First Season
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Mauricio Sanchez as Chamo
Tiffany Pollard as Herself
Michele Rothschild-Patterson as Herself
Lee Marks as Mr. Boston

Special Features:
None

Other Info:
Fullscreen
Dolby Digital Stereo Sound
Running Time: 495 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD description:

“The most memorable character from Flavor of Love is leaving the spitfests, catfights and heartbreaks behind. New York is moving on and still looking for love. But this time, she’s standing on the other side of the clock, ’cause VH1 and the producers of Flavor of Love have given the sassy siren her own show, her own mansion and 20 guys to choose from. But she’s not going it alone. New York and her mom, Sister Patterson, put these men through the paces – testing them on everything from physical prowess, to ‘daddying’ skills, to earning potential and more. In the end, the man with the most love for New York could just walk away with her heart.”

“I Love New York” is not rated.

CS Comment:
Hate reality TV? Yeah, me too. Let’s both avoid this series together. Moving on…

Available Tuesday, October 2


Shark: Season One
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
James Woods as Sebastian Stark
Sophina Brown as Raina Troy
Sarah Carter as Madeline Poe
Jeri Ryan as Jessica Devlin
Danielle Panabaker as Julie Stark
Samuel Page as Casey Woodland
Henry Simmons as Isaac Wright
Alexis Cruz as Martin Allende
Michael Cotter as Lewis Slocombe

Special Features:
Commentary with James Woods and creator/executive producer Ian Biederman
Creating Shark
Gag reel
19 Deleted Scenes

Other Info:
Widescreen (1.78:1)
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Spanish and French Subtitles
Running Time: 1300 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD description:

“Sebastian Starke brings his cutthroat tactics to the prosecutor’s office as the head of the LA District Attorney’s high-profile crime unit.”

“Shark” is not rated.

CS Comment:
James Woods shines in this series about lawyers, not remorseless eating machines. Woods even offers commentaries for some of the episodes.

Available Tuesday, October 2


How I Met Your Mother: Season 2
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Josh Radnor as Ted Mosby
Jason Segel as Marshall Eriksen
Cobie Smulders as Robin Scherbatsky
Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson
Alyson Hannigan as Lily Aldrin
Bob Saget as Older Ted Mosby

Special Features:
Audio Commentary
Easter Egg – Emmy Award Winner Steve Olson
Robin Sparkles Video
How We Make Your Mother
Gag Reel
How It Really Happened: Moving Day
How It Really Happened: Showdown
How It Really Happened: Bachelor Party
Hey Beautiful Video

Other Info:
Widescreen
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Spanish and French Subtitles
Running Time: 484 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD description:

“The woman of his dreams is out there – the question is, who is she?

Told in a series of flashbacks, “How I Met Your Mother” is the hilariously unpredictable story of how twenty-something Ted meets his soul mate and says goodbye to the singles’ world of pick-up lines, one night stands and relationship ‘deal-breakers.’ With friends Marshall and Lily’s wedding fast approaching, the outrageously inappropriate Barney remains a consummate bachelor, while Ted’s romance with Robin is heats up, but is she really the one for him? Things have a funny way of working out in this delightfully fresh and fast-paced comedy.”

“How I Met Your Mother” is not rated.

CS Comment:
This second season DVD doesn’t skimp on the bonus features. Fans of this comedy should be pretty happy.

Available Tuesday, October 2


Jonathan Livingston Seagull
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Rating: G

Starring:
Philip Ahn as Chang (voice)
Richard Crenna as Father (voice)
James Franciscus as Jonathan (voice)
Kelly Harmon as Kimmy (voice)
Hal Holbrook as The Elder (voice)
David Ladd as Fletcher (voice)
Dorothy McGuire as Mother (voice)
Juliet Mills as The Girl (voice)

Special Features:
None

Other Info:
Widescreen
Dolby Digital Mono Sound
French Language
Running Time: 99 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD description:

“Jonathan is sick and tired of the boring life in his sea-gull clan. He rather experiments with new, always more daring flying techniques. Since he doesn’t fit in, the elders expel him from the clan. So he sets out to discover the world beyond the horizon in quest for wisdom.”

“Jonathan Livingston Seagull” is rated G.

CS Comment:
This award winning film features a Neil Diamond soundtrack. I’d never heard of this 1973 movie, but it’s here for new fans to discover.

Available Tuesday, October 2


Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
David Chisum as Truman Burrows
Kristen Kerr as Megan
Sarah Laine as Cara/Zombie Cara
Kevin J. O’Connor as Frank
Richard Tyson as Paul Judd
Erick Avari as Leo Bennett
Mieko Hillman as Stacy
Derek Webster as Long Shot
Ashley Bashioum as Jackie
Siena Goines as Anna
Laura Cayouette as Dr. Kelly Thorp
Brian Kolodziej as Peter
Heidi Marnhout as Emily
Dale Midkiff as Dr. Lucas Thorp
Ingrid Raines as Tammy

Special Features:
Feature Commentary with Director and Producer
Feature Commentary with IGN.com Editors
Outtakes Reel

Other Info:
Widescreen (1.85:1)
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
DTS Digital Surround
Spanish Subtitles
Running Time: 94 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD description:

“Unholy terror is unleashed in the skies when a deadly, genetically engineered virus is released onboard a transatlantic flight to Paris in this heart-stopping thrill-ride of terror!

When a scientist on the run from the CIA manages to smuggle a contaminated body onto a commercial overseas flight, the plane becomes an incubator for a quickly growing army of the undead. With a zombie invasion spreading through the cabin, only a handful of passengers remains to fight off their fellow travelers and land the plane before it’s too late.”

“Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane” is not rated.

CS Comment:
You can read our full review of this movie at ShockTillYouDrop.com.

Available Tuesday, October 2

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