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DVD Release List – 2/17/09

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Around The A.V. Club offices, we sometimes joke that we needn’t waste our time generating content; we should just post headlines like “The Simpsons” or “Chuck Klosterman” or “Michael Moore” and then sit back and let the hits and comments pile up. So let’s test that theory now. Out on DVD this week: the Bill Maher essay-doc Religulous. Out on Blu-ray: The Passion Of The Christ. Ladies and gentlemen, the floor is yours.


Meanwhile, for those of you who've clicked into this column in order to be alerted to DVDs you might otherwise have missed, may we direct you to the underrated Clint Eastwood-directed history play Changeling? Or the first season of Gordon Ramsay’s bizarre cooking-contest/talk-show/travel-show The F Word? Or Godfrey Cheshire’s acclaimed fate-of-the-old-south documentary Moving Midway? Or the not-bad Chuck Palahniuk adaptation Choke?

Lastly we have what might be this week’s most interesting set of DVDs: the marginal movies being released under the banner of the “Paul Newman Film Series.” Ever seen the American version of Rashomon, called The Outrage? Or the disastrous Irwin Allen disaster movie When Time Ran Out? Or the Biblical drama The Silver Chalice (Newman’s debut film, which he once referred to as “the worst film of the ‘50s”)? Or Newman’s well-regarded 1968 directorial debut Rachel, Rachel? If Newman marginalia captivates you, perhaps we can scrap the divisive, controversial stuff and have a more fun debate. “Paul Newman: Best movie star ever?” Go!

Alien Raiders

Warner, $24.98

Alice In Wondertown

First Run, $24.95

The Axe In The Attic

Indiepix, $24.95

The Beverly Hillbillies: The Official Third Season

Paramount, $49.98

Body Of Lies

Warner, $28.98/$34.99; Blu-ray, $35.99

Capote/In Cold Blood

Sony Blu-ray, $54.95


Universal, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.98


20th Century Fox, $27.98

Christopher Titus: Love Is Evol

Comedy Central, $16.99

Dead Like Me: The Complete Collection

MGM, $69.98

Dead Like Me: Life After Death

MGM, $26.98


Navarre, $24.98

Ex Drummer

101, $38.49

The F Word: Series One

BFS, $29.98


Criterion, $39.95

Feast III: The Happy Finish

Weinstein/Dimension Extreme, $19.98

Flash Of Genius

Universal, $29.98

Food Paradise

Discovery, $19.98


Sony Blu-ray, $28.95

Hard Country

Lionsgate, $14.98

High School Musical: Remix

Disney Blu-ray, $34.99

High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Disney, $29.99/$34.99; Blu-ray, $39.99

Hobson’s Choice

Criterion, $39.95


Hannover House, $19.95

How To Lose Friends & Alienate People

MGM, $27.98

I Never Promised You A Rose Garden: A Portrait Of David Toop Through His Record Collection

Sub Rosa/Forced Exposure, $25.98

I Served The King Of England

Sony, $28.96

The Kaiser’s Lackey

First Run, $24.95

Kramer Vs. Kramer

Sony Blu-ray, $28.95

Law & Order – Special Victims Unit: Year Eight

Universal, $59.98

March Madness: The Greatest Moments Of The NCAA Tournament

Thought Equity, $19.95

The Midnight Meat Train

Lionsgate, $28.98; Blu-ray, $39.99

Moving Midway

First Run, $24.95

Murder, She Wrote: The Complete Ninth Season

Universal, $49.98

One Long Night

Vivendi, $19.99; Blu-ray, $29.99

The Outsider: A Film About James Toback

Westlake, $24.98


Vivendi, $19.99

Palo Alto, CA

Image, $27.98

The Passion Of The Christ

20th Century Fox Blu-ray, $34.98

Paul Newman Film Series: The Helen Morgan Story/The Outrage/Rachel, Rachel/The Silver Chalice/When Time Ran Out


Warner, $19.98 ea.


Sony, $28.96; Blu-ray, $39.95

The Real Adventures Of Jonny Quest: Season One, Vol. 1

Warner, $26.98


Lionsgate, $29.95

Sabrina The Teenage Witch: The Fifth Season

Paramount, $39.98

Screamers: The Hunting

Sony, $24.96

Still Waiting…

Lingate, $19.98

Tired Of Kissing Frogs

Navarre, $14.98

Touch The Top Of The World

Sony, $24.94

Wycliffe: Series One

BFS, $39.98