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DVD/BD Release List – 03/30/10

It’s a week of “good, not great” on the new release wall, what with the DVD debuts of the documentary Afghan Star (about the politics of a televised singing competition in Afghanistan), the coming-of-age drama An Education (featuring a terrific, Oscar-nominated Carey Mulligan performance), and the low-budget comic horror film I Sell The Dead (which is more clever and agreeable than it is scary). None are exactly must-see, but all are worth your time if you’re looking for something new to rent. 

For must-see, turn to the archival/reissue front, where you’ll find John Woo’s The Killer, now out on Blu-ray. For more Woo action, check back on Thursday for Scott Tobias’ New Cult Canon column on Hard-Boiled. Also coming soon: full AVC reviews of this week’s releases Letters From Fontainhas: Three Films By Pedro Costa, The Abbot & Costello Show: The Complete Series, The Baader Meinhof Complex and Henri Cartier-Bresson. So there’s something to look forward to.

The Abbot & Costello Show: The Complete Series
E1, $59.98

Afghan Star
Zeitgeist, $29.99

Alice In Wonderland (1951)
Walt Disney, $29.99

Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
20th Century Fox, $29.98/$34.98; Blu-ray, $39.99

The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning
PBS, $24.99

The Baader Meinhof Complex
MPI, $27.98; Blu-ray, $34.98

The Backyardigans: Escape From The Tower
Nickelodeon, $16.99

Behind Convent Walls
Cult Epics, $29.95

Bigfoot
Troma, $19.95

Blind Date
Mya/Ryko, $24.95

Building Pharaoh’s Ship
PBS, $24.99

Collateral
Dreamworks Blu-ray, $29.99

The Crucifer Of Blood
Warner, $14.98

Deadliest Catch: Season Five
Discovery, $29.98

An Education
Sony, $28.96; Blu-ray, $38.96

Henri Cartier-Bresson
New Video, $49.95

Housebroken
Image, $27.98; Blu-ray, $35.98

I Sell The Dead
MPI, $19.98; Blu-ray, $29.98

The Jacksons, A Family Dynasty: Season One
A&E, $24.95

Jesse James’ Hidden Treasure
A&E, $19.95

Joe Rogan: Talking Monkeys In Space
Comedy Central, $14.98

Judge John Deed: Season One
BBC Warner, $39.98

The Killer
Weinstein/Dragon Dynasty, $24.99; Blu-ray, $29.99

Kreola
Mya/Ryko, $24.95

Letters From Fontainhas: Three Films By Pedro Costa
Criterion, $79.95

The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries: Set One
Acorn, $49.99

Marisa Tomei: Core & Curves
Gaiam, $14.98

Mysteryquest: The Complete Season One
A&E, $29.95

Nostradamus: The Complete Season One
A&E, $34.95

Nova: Killer Subs In Pearl Harbor
PBS, $24.99

Once Upon A Time In A Battlefield…
Virgil, $19.99

The Real Housewives Of New Jersey: Season One
A&E, $29.95

Rhoda: Season Two
Shout! Factory, $39.99

The Rivals Of Sherlock Holmes: Set 2
Acorn, $59.99

Robin Williams: Weapons Of Self-Destruction
Sony, $14.98

The Sadist With Red Teeth/Forbidden Paris
Mondo Macabre, $29.95

Sherlock Holmes
Warner, $28.98; Blu-ray, $35.99

Smash Cut
Shriek Show, $19.95

SportsNight: The Complete First Season
Shout! Factory, $29.97

Steven Seagal, Lawman: The Complete Season One
A&E, $19.95

The Story Of Math
Athena, $59.99

Vampyres
Blur Underground Blu-ray, $29.95

What Darwin Never Knew
PBS, $24.99; Blu-ray, $29.99

The Yes Men Fix The World
New Video, $26.95

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