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DVD Release List – 5/12/09

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It’s a sparse week in DVD Release-ville, but there are three releases in particular worth noting. First and foremost is the complete series set of the short-lived Dana Carvey Show, a botched attempt to bring an SNL sensibility to ABC primetime in the mid-‘90s. Because it tanked, the DCS is remembered maybe a little more fondly than it deserves by those who like their TV to be “too good for TV,” but the show did feature some very funny sketches, and is worth checking out for the work of Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell (in the ensemble) and Charlie Kaufmann and Robert Smigel (in the writers’ room). Also noteworthy: the Criterion/Eclipse set Alexander Korda’s Private Lives, featuring four sophisticated, witty, lavishly art-directed historical dramas from the early ‘30s; and Taken, the hit thriller from earlier this year that overcomes its relentless brutality (and dim plot twists) with a snappy pace and a charismatic Liam Neesen performance.


The Best Of Star Trek: The Next Generation

Paramount, $14.98

The Best Of Star Trek: The Original Series

Paramount, $14.98


20th Century Fox Blu-ray, $34.98

Black Sheep

Paramount Blu-ray, $29.99

CSI: Season One

Paramount Blu-ray, $89.99

The Dana Carvey Show

Shout! Factory, $24.99

Disney Animation Collection 4: The Tortoise And The Hare

Walt Disney, $19.99

Disney Animation Collection 5: The Wind In The Willows

Walt Disney, $19.99

Disney Animation Collection 6: The Reluctant Dragon

Walt Disney, $19.99

Eclipse Series 16: Alexander Korda’s Private Lives

Criterion, $59.95


MGM Blu-ray, $29.99

Force 10 From Navarone

MGM Blu-ray, $29.99

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

MGM Blu-ray, $29.99

The Grudge

Sony Blu-ray, $28.95

The Grudge 3

Sony, $24.96

The Jeff Foxworthy Show: The Complete Second Season

Sony, $19.94

The King And Four Queens

MGM, $14.98

License To Kill

MGM Blu-ray, $34.98

Lovejoy: The Complete Season Five

BBC Warner, $69.98

Major League

Paramount Blu-ray, $29.99

The Man With The Golden Gun

MGM Blu-ray, $34.98

Nenette + Boni

Strand, $24.99

Northwest Frontier

MGM, $14.98

Of Time And The City

Strand, $27.99


Sony, $24.96; Blu-ray, $34.95

Penn & Teller B.S.: The Complete Sixth Season

Showtime, $29.98

Personal Effects

Screen Media, $24.98

Pie In The Sky: Series One

Acorn, $49.99

Plague Town

Dark Sky, $24.98; Blu-ray, $29.98

Red Green Is Special

Acorn, $39.99

S. Darko: A Donnie Darko Tale

20th Century Fox, $22.98/$34.98; Blu-ray, $29.99

Seth MaFarlane’s Cavalcade Of Cartoon Comedy

20th Century Fox, $22.97; Blu-ray, $24.99

Speed Racer: The Next Generation – Comet Run

Lionsgate, $14.98

Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection

Paramount Blu-ray, $139.99


20th Century Fox, $29.98/$34.98; Blu-ray, $39.99

Taking Chance

HBO, $19.97

There’s Something About Mary

20th Century Fox Blu-ray, $34.98

Time Limit

MGM, $14.98

Two And A Half Men: The Complete Fifth Season

Warner, $44.98

Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans

Sony, $28.96; Blu-ray, $39.95

Underworld Trilogy

Sony, $47.95; Blu-ray, $92.95

Wayne’s World

Paramount Blu-ray, $29.99

Wayne’s World 2

Paramount Blu-ray, $29.99

We Shall Remain

PBS, $49.99

Wise Blood

Criterion, $39.95

Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!: Wubbzy’s Big Movie

Starz/Anchor Bay, $16.98

Young Billy Young

MGM, $14.98