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DVD Release List – 9/29/09

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In a week full of “not bad” releases—Monsters Vs. Aliens, the complete series set of The Unit, etc.—there are a few “you should really check this out” titles that… well, you should really check out. Example: Secrecy, an unusually fair-minded issue-doc that considers what information our government classifies (and whether the order’s always legit). Another example: The Girlfriend Experience, Steven Soderbergh’s provocative, experimental low-budget inquiry into the decline of the service economy. And if you missed Kings during its too-brief run on NBC earlier this year, you can now catch up with the complete run of an imaginative, gorgeous-looking show, bound to be remembered for years hence as one of TV’s great missed opportunities.


42nd Street Forever Vol. 4: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Synapse, $19.95

Away We Go
Focus, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.98

Burst Angel: The Complete Collection
Funimation Blu-ray, $79.98

Cagney & Lacey: The Menopause Years
S’more, $39.95

Cobra: The Complete Series
Mill Creek, $14.95

CSI: NY – The Fifth Season
Paramount, $71.41

The Dark Crystal
Sony Blu-ray, $27.95

Daybreak: The Complete Series
Mill Creek, $14.98

Fallen Angels
Vivendi, $14.99

Fermat’s Room
MPI, $19.98

Filth And Wisdom
MPI, $19.98

Flesh, TX
Well Go USA, $19.98

Foyle’s War: Sets 1-5 – From Dunkirk To VE-Day
Acorn, $149.99

The Girlfriend Experience
Magnolia, $26.98; Blu-ray, $34.98

The Guild: Seasons One & Two
New Video, $19.95

The Hanging Woman
Troma, $9.95

Severin, $29.95; Blu-ray, $34.95

He-Man & The Masters Of The Universe: The Complete Series
Mill Creek, $24.98

Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer
MPI Blu-ray, $29.98

The Hills Run Red
Warner, $19.98

Hot Springs Hotel: The Complete Series
Taurus, $29.95

How I Met Your Mother: Season Four
20th Century Fox, $39.98; Blu-ray, $49.99

I Am Because We Are
Virgil, $19.95

In A Dream
Indiepix, $24.95

Kings: The Complete Series
Universal, $59.98

Sony Blu-ray, $27.95

Lies And Illusions
Starz/Anchor Bay, $29.97; Blu-ray, $34.97

Life On Mars: The Complete Series
ABC, $39.99

Image, $27.98; Blu-ray, $35.98

Manson: 40 Years Later
A&E, $19.95

Man Stroke Woman: The Complete Series
MPI, $29.98

Monsters Vs. Aliens
Paramount, $29.99/$34.98; Blu-ray, $39.99

A Muppets Christmas: Letters To Santa
Buena Vista, $26.99

The New York Ripper
Blue Underground, $19.95; Blu-ray, $29.95

The Patty Duke Show: The Complete First Season
Shout! Factory, $44.99

Sam Kinison: Wild Child
Mill Creek, $14.98

Screw Balls
Severin Blu-ray, $34.98

Docurama, $26.95

The Shortcut
Starz/Anchor Bay, $26.97

Lionsgate, $27.98

Snakes On A Plane
New Line Blu-ray, $28.99

Stepfather II: Make Room For Daddy
Synapse, $19.95

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
Warner, $19.98/$24.98; Blu-ray, $29.99

Acorn, $39.99

Ultraman: The Complete Series
Mill Creek, $14.98

The Unit: The Complete Series
20th Century Fox, $199.99

The Unit: Season Four
20th Century Fox, $59.98; Blu-ray, $69.99

The Universe: The Complete Season Three
A&E Blu-ray, $69.95

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

The Wizard Of Oz
Warner, $24.98/$69.92; Blu-ray, $84.99