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April 7, 2008

This Week's Interesting DVD Releases (April 8th, 2008)

Of the feature films out on DVD this week, none has been recommended more than Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood. Based on Upton Sinclair's novel Oil!, the film stars Daniel Day-Lewis and will probably be in my DVD player tomorrow evening.

Other noteworthy theatrical DVD releases include the comedy Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and Manda Bala, a documentary about corruption and frog farming in Brazil. American Drug War: The Last White Hope, a documentary about the US war on drugs, also looks interesting.

I don't usually believe in guilty pleasures, but I sure felt guilty watching the first season of Bret Michaels' Rock of Love (out tomorrow). I felt a little better after my wife asked me to pick up the DVD to catch the episodes she missed.

I am picking up Hell's Kitchen: Season 1. I caught the first episode of the series and missed the rest, but have really enjoyed Chef Ramsey on the BBC's Kitchen Nightmares, so I'll give the show another chance.

No notable music releases caught my eye, but fans of the Fab Four may enjoy The Beatles: Rare & Unseen.

April is National Poetry Month, and the sixth season of Def Poetry is a great way to celebrate.

Can you recommend any of this week's releases?

This week's interesting DVD releases:

The 11th Hour
The 4th Dimension
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (20th Anniversary Edition)
Alien Agent
All About Eve (Two-Disc Special Edition)
American Drug War: The Last White Hope
The Beatles: Rare & Unseen
Ben 10: Race Against Time
The Cellar Door
Corner Gas: Season 1
Corner Gas: Season 2
The Cosby Show: Season 7
The Cosby Show: Season 8
Cruel World
Crypt of Terror - A Collection of Nightmares
Day of the Dead
Dead Fish
Deadliest Catch - Season 3
Def Poetry - Season 6
The Edge of Quarrel
FirstOUT 2
Fog City Mavericks: The Filmakers of San Francisco
Hell's Kitchen: Season 1
Houdini: The Movie Star
Hush... Hush Sweet Charlotte
I Am Legend (Combo HD DVD and Standard DVD)
John Legend - Live from Philadelphia
The Last Detective - Series 4
A Lawyer Walks Into a Bar...
Lions for Lambs
Manda Bala
Matlock - The First Season
Meerkat Manor, Season 2
Mike Birbiglia: What I Should Have Said Was Nothing - Tales From My Secret Public Journal
Music Within
Mythbusters - Collection 3
Nanny 911 - Season 1
National Geographic: Six Degrees Could Change the World
Perry Mason (50th Anniversary Edition)
Planet in Peril
Reservation Road
Resurrecting the Champ
Rock of Love: Season 1
The Super Robot Red Baron - The Complete Series
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Season 6
There Will Be Blood
Three Sheets Season 2
Tick Tock Lullaby
The Tollbooth
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep

also at Largehearted Boy:

previous CD & DVD release lists
Soundtracked (directors and composers discuss their film's soundtrack)