ON DVD THIS WEEK: December 24, 2007

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It’s not exactly a jam packed week since a lot of the bigger releases were released in time for Christmas, but there are a couple of post-Christmas titles that you are going to want to be sure to pick up with those gift certificates you were just given.

Also be sure to browse over 25 new pictures that have been added to the DVD Artwork Gallery.

MUST BUYS
Eastern Promises is a no brainer pick up. Thie David Cronenberg feature about the Russian mob in London is one of the best films of 2007 and why Universal held off releasing it until the day after Christmas I will never understand. Sure, it’s violent and not exactly the typical stocking-stuffer, but I am sure there are plenty of folks that wouldn’t have minded having a cheerful Christmas morning only to sit back and simmer in the dark depths of this tale post Christmas morning ham. BUY IT AT AMAZON
Universal’s second post-Christmas release is just as good as its first although a wildly different ride as Peter Berg send Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner into the Middle East to investigate a pair of savage suicide bombings. The commentary with Peter Berg alone is reason enough to pick up this title. BUY IT AT AMAZON
Guillermo del Toro’s 2006 sensation Pan’s Labyrinth comes home on either HD DVD or Blu-ray, and whatever your flavor the beautiful and dark atmosphere of this film was made for the high definition format. If you own either and HD DVD or Blu-ray player you can’t go wrong with this title. BUY IT AT AMAZON

THE REST
If you are hurting for a reason to spend your money then I guess you could waste it on Rush Hour 3. However, I am not sure why you wouldn’t just watch the first one again considering it is plain and simply a better movie. BUY IT AT AMAZON
It took less than three months for Paramount to release the Ben Stiller comedy bomb The Heartbreak Kid. I only mention it here just so I can tell you how astronomically bad a film must be for it to be released on DVD less than three months after its release. I have the HD DVD here at home and haven’t even been willing to torture myself with it yet. Do you dare? BUY IT AT AMAZON

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