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DVD Release List – 1/6/09

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In honor of this week's release of The Films Of Michael Powell, containing one Powell-Pressburger masterpiece (A Matter Of Life And Death) and one flawed-but-personal late-period Powell (Age Of Consent), we'd like to recommend a couple more double-features from this list. For example, if you're into marijuana and the past, you might consider combining The Wackness (last year's Sundance fave about a New York pot dealer trying to get his shit together in the early '90s) and Pineapple Express (a Seth Rogen/James Franco stoner comedy that ends with an extended homage to '80s action movies). Or if you think one crummy movie can only be improved by following it with another crummy movie, perhaps we can interest you in the super-stylish, painfully empty one-two of Bangkok Dangerous and Babylon A.D.

Or, you know what? Forget the double features. How about a good old-fashioned TV marathon? Just in time (barely) for its much anticipated final episodes, Battlestar Galactica: Season 4.0 is now available. That's 10 solid episodes of moody lighting, mumbled fake-curses, and unsettling contemplations of what makes us human. Plus gunfights. In outer space.

The Alphabet Killer (Starz/Anchor Bay, $26.97)

Anthony Bourdain – No Reservations: Collection 3 (Discovery, $24.98)

Babylon A.D. (20th Century Fox, $29.99/$34.98

Blu-ray, $39.98)

Bangkok Dangerous (Lionsgate, $29.95/$34.98

Blu-ray, $39.99)

Battlestar Galactica: Season 4.0 (Universal, $49.98)

Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia (20th Century Fox, $26.98)

Blind Mountain (Kino, $29.95)

Cyrano De Bergerac (2008) (Image, $24.99)

Disaster Movie (Lionsgate, $29.95

Blu-ray, $39.99)

Eden Lake (Weinstein, $19.98)

Frisky Dingo: Season Two (Warner, $19.97)

The Grocer's Son (Film Movement, $24.95)

Inheritance (Docurama, $26.95)

The Last Emperor (Criterion Blu-ray, $39.95)

The Lizard (Image, $19.98)

Mannix: The Second Season (Paramount, $49.99)

The Films Of Michael Powell: Age Of Consent/Stairway To Heaven (Sony, $24.96)

Midnight Movie (Peace Arch, $29.99)

Pineapple Express (Sony, $28.96/$34.95

Blu-ray, $39.95)

Ping Pong Playa (Image, $27.98)

The Plot To Kill Hitler (Warner, $19.98)

Righteous Kill (Anchor Bay, $29.97

Blu-ray, $39.98)

Secret Diary Of A Call Girl: Season One (Lionsgate, $29.98)

Transformers: Season Two (Hasbro, $26.98)

The Tudors: The Complete Second Season (Showtime, $40.99)

The Wackness (Sony, $28.96

Blu-ray, $39.95)

The Waltons: The Complete Eighth Season (Warner, $39.98)