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DVD Release List – 5/19/09

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Ordinarily your steadfast steward of the DVD Release List would be using this space to direct you to some hidden gems on the weekly slate, and/or to remind you of the biggest titles of the week (and possibly make excuses for them). But this week we can’t stop salivating over some releases we’re especially stoked to see on the shelves: like the sure-to-be-awesome-looking Blu-ray releases of A Bug’s Life and Terminator 2: Judgment Day, or the bargain-priced set of Friday Night Lights’ excellent third season, or the Criterion box set of Shohei Imamura films, or the Criterion edition of the evocative ‘70s crime film The Friends Of Eddie Coyle (full review coming tomorrow), or the nice new DVD editions for Fritz Lang’s 1941 anti-Nazi thriller Man Hunt and John Ford’s overtly revisionist western The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.


But hey, if you’re looking for one of those hidden gems, consider Kobe Doin’ Work, Spike Lee’s docu-analysis of an ordinary regular season Lakers game (and his conscious homage to the similar soccer doc Zidane). And hey, you know what’s a pretty good movie, despite all the bad buzz that surrounded it? Valkyrie.

3 Days Of The Condor

Paramount Blu-ray, $29.99

8 Simple Rules: The Complete Second Season

Lionsgate, $29.98

24: Season Seven

20th Century Fox, $59.98; Blu-ray, $69.99

Bank Robbery Collection: The Great Bank Hoax/The Great Bank Robbery

Warner, $14.98

Batman (1989)

Warner Blu-ray, $34.99

A Bug’s Life

Disney Blu-ray, $39.99

Charles Bronson Collection: Telefon/St. Ives

Warner, $14.98

Circle Of Iron

Blue Underground Blu-ray, $34.95

Crips And Bloods: Made In America

New Video, $19.95

Detective Bureau 2-3: Go To Hell Bastards!

Kino, $29.95

Dr. Doolittle: Million Dollar Mutts

20th Century Fox, $22.98

Driven To Kill

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

Eden Log

Magnolia, $26.98; Blu-ray, $34.98

El Dorado

Paramount, $16.99

Enemy At The Gates

Paramount, $29.99

Eric Clapton: Live From Madison Square Garden

WEA/Reprise, $27.99


Weinstein, $19.98

Fast Company

Blue Underground Blu-ray, $34.95

The Friends Of Eddie Coyle

Criterion, $29.95

Friday Night Lights: The Third Season

Universal, $29.98

Girl On A Motorcycle

Redemption, $19.95


Genius Products, $14.95

Invasion Iowa

Echo Bridge, $19.99

Kobe Doin’ Work

ESPN, $19.95

The Last Horror Film

Troma, $14.95

The Legend Of The Blood Castle

Mya, $24.95

The Machinist

Paramount Blu-ray, $29.99

Man Hunt

20th Century Fox, $14.98

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence

Paramount, $16.99

Masaru Konuma: Debauched Desires

Kino, $44.95

My Bloody Valentine (2009)

Lionsgate, $29.95/$34.98; Blu-ray, $39.99

Nightmare Castle

Severin, $19.95


Weinstein, $19.98

Paul Blart: Mall Cop

Sony, $28.96; Blu-ray, $39.95

Paul Simon & Friends: The Library Of Congress Gershwin Prize For Popular Song

Shout! Factory, $19.98

Peyton Place: Part One

Shout! Factory, $39.99

Pigs, Pimps & Prostitutes: 3 Films By Shohei Imamura

Criterion, $79.95

Russell Brand In New York City

Comedy Central, $16.99

Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1960s Vol. 1

Warner, $26.98

Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1970s Vol. 1

Warner, $26.98

Sister Sister: The Second Season

Paramount, $36.98

Spy Game

Universal Blu-ray, $29.98

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Lionsgate, $14.98; Blu-ray, $29.99

The Town That Was

Cinelove, $22.95

True Blood: The Complete First Season

HBO, $59.99; Blu-ray, $79.98


United Artists, $29.98/$34.98; Blu-ray, $39.99

Van Morrison: Astral Weeks Live At The Hollywood Bowl

Listen To The Lion, $29.99

Wandering Ginza Butterfly

Synapse, $24.95

Wandering Ginza Butterfly 2: She-Cat Gambler

Synapse, $24.95

We Feed The World

Kino, $29.95

Yonkers Joe

Magnolia, $26.98