DVD Roundup: 1.15.08

Saving Sarah Cain
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Rating: PG

Starring:
Lisa Pepper as Sarah Cain
Abigail Mason as Lyddie
Soren Fulton as Caleb
Danielle Chuchran as Anna Mae
Elliott Gould as Bill
Tess Harper as MIriam
Tanner Maguire as Josiah
Bailee Madison as Hannah
Tom Tate as Bryan
Jennifer O’Dell as Madison Miller
Phil Abrams as Eberly

Special Features:
Behind the Scenes Featurette
Deleted Scenes

Other Info:
Widescreen (1.78:1)
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Spanish and French Subtitles
Running Time: 103 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD description:

“When successful, self-absorbed Sarah Cain (Lisa Pepper) travels to Amish country to attend her sister’s funeral, she discovers that she is now the legal guardian to her five Amish nieces and nephews! Faced not only with instant motherhood, but also with the culture shock of a lifetime, she must decide whether to raise the children in the city or return them to their Amish roots.”

“Saving Sarah Cain” is rated PG for brief teen smoking.

Available Tuesday, January 15


Oswald’s Ghost
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Gary Hart as Himself
Norman Mailer as Himself
Dan Rather as Himself

Special Features:
A Visit to the Dealey Plaza
The Zapruder Film and Beyond
Interview with Robert Stone

Other Info:
Widescreen (2.35:1)
5.1 Surround Sound
Running Time: 90 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD description:

“The assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, left a psychic wound on America that is with us still today. Few Americans then or now accept that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone to bring down a president and alter history.

More than 40 years after Kennedy’s death, 70% of Americans continue to believe that the 46-year-old president’s murder was the result of a conspiracy. Did Lee Harvey Oswald (pictured here), a 24-year-old former Marine and communist sympathizer, act alone? Was he influenced by Cuban dictator Fidel Castro or a rogue element of the CIA? Did the KGB or the Russian government order the killing? ‘How could someone as inconsequential as Lee Harvey Oswald have killed someone as consequential as John F. Kennedy?’ asks historian Robert Dallek. That question continues to haunt us.

Oswald’s Ghost, an American Experience program scheduled to premiere on WGBH and other PBS stations on Jan. 14, 2008, takes a fresh look at Kennedy’s assassination, the public’s reaction to the tragedy, and the government investigations that instead of calming fears led to a widespread loss of trust in the institutions that govern our society.”

“Oswald’s Ghost” is not rated.

Available Tuesday, January 15


Wedding Daze
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Rating: PG-13

Starring:
Jason Biggs as Anderson
Isla Fisher as Katie
Audra Blaser as Vanessa
Mark Consuelos as Morty
Rob Corddry as Kyle
Chris Diamantopoulos as William
Joanna Gleason as Lois
Heather Goldenhersh as Jane
Edward Herrmann as Lyle
Margo Martindale as Betsy
A.D. Miles as Bill
Regan Mizrahi as Diner Boy
Stephen Conrad Moore as Ronnie
Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Matador
Joe Pantoliano as Smitty
Roger Robinson as Dr. Fabreau
Michael Weston as Ted

Special Features:
Deleted and Alternate Scenes

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1) and Widescreen
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
French and Spanish Subtitles
Running Time: 92 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD description:

“After losing the woman of his dreams, Anderson (Biggs) is urged by his best friend to propose to a total strangeasjust when he thought his life is over, he realizes it’s just beginning.”

“Wedding Daze” is rated R for sexual content and some language.

Available Tuesday, January 15


Sabrina the Teenage Witch: The Third Season
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Melissa Joan Hart as Sabrina Spellman
Nick Bakay as Salem Saberhagen
Caroline Rhea as Hilda Spellman
Beth Broderick as Zelda Spellman
Nate Richert as Harvey Kinkle

Special Features:
None

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital Stereo Sound
Running Time: 9 Hours 2 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD description:

“Doesn’t every girl secretly wish she had magical powers? ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ stars Melissa Joan Hart as the adorable teen who this season finally gets her witch’s license. But there’s a catch! Before she can use it she must uncover a family secret, wit help from her wacky Aunt Hilda (Caroline Rhea), wise Aunt Zelda (Beth Broderick), and her talking cat Salem (voiced by Nick Bakay). And while they may advise her to keep her magic hidden, at school Sabrina still helps cute steady Harvey (Nate Richert) and best friend Valerie (Lindsay Sloane), while protecting herself against rival Libby (Jenna Leigh Green) and mean Mr. Kraft (Martin Mull). Season 3 highlights include an outrageous Halloween episode, and a finale set in Hawaii, where the family secret is revealed! Included on 4 discs are all 25 episodes of the third season of ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch!’”

“Sabrina the Teenage Witch” is not rated.

Available Tuesday, January 15


The Ten
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Rating: R

Starring:
Jessica Alba as Liz Anne Blazer
Adam Brody as Stephen Montgomery
Bobby Cannavale as Marty McBride
Rob Corddry as Duane Rosenblum
Famke Janssen as Gretchen Reigert
Kerri Kenney as Bernice
Ken Marino as Dr. Glenn Richie
A.D. Miles as Oliver Jennings
Gretchen Mol as Gloria Jennings
Oliver Platt as Marc Jacobson
Paul Rudd as Jeff Reigert
Winona Ryder as Kelly LaFonda
Liev Schreiber as Ray Johnson
Ron Silver as Fielding Barnes
Jason Sudeikis as Tony Contiella

Special Features:
Alternate-Take and Deleted-Scene Vignettes – Over 55 Minutes
Audio Commentary with David Wain, Ken Marino and Paul Rudd – Plus Soothing Jazz and David’s Parents
Special Interview with David Wain, Ken Marino and Paul Rudd
Exclusive Episode of Wainy Days
“The Making Of The Ten” Featurette
Exclusive (And Outrageous) Ringtones and Wallpaper

Other Info:
Widescreen (1.85:1)
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
DTS 5.1 Surround Sound
Spanish Subtitles
Running Time: 96 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD description:

“No one will mistake Jeff Reigert (Paul Rudd) for Moses or even Charlton Heston, but they all have something in common. Like Moses and Heston, Jeff’s job is to introduce the world to the Ten Commandments. But, in David Wain’s loopy comedy ‘The Ten,’ he is not exactly the picture of virtue…In fact, surrounded as he is by gigantic replicas of the famous stone tablets, the genial host to this special presentation is so busy juggling wife Gretchen (Famke Janssen) and girlfriend (Jessica Alba) that he can barely get through a single commandment without breaking one himself. But that venality is part of the charm of this amiable, outrageous and frequently hilarious biblical parody. Wain and Marino use the commandments as an excuse to indulge in ridiculous, often surreal and sometimes tasteless humor… it lives up to the one unbendable commandment of comedy: It’s funny.”

“The Ten” is rated R for pervasive strong crude sexual content including dialogue and nudity, and for language and some drug material.

Available Tuesday, January 15

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