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November 24, 2008

This Week's Interesting DVD Releases (November 25th, 2008)

Celebrate the holidays with Stephen Colbert this week with A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All, which features performances by Feist, Elvis Costello, Willie Nelson, and much more.

Will Smith's quirky superhero film, Hancock, is also out on DVD tomorrow.

Other feature films on my shortlist to rent or buy this week include the Criterion Collection releases of the film adaptation of John Le Carre's The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Wong Kar-Wai's Chungking Express, and Wes Anderson's Bottle Rocket along with the animated Superman: Doomsday.

David Lynch's personally curated 10-DVD box set, The Lime Green Set comes with a "mystery disc" of unreleased footage.

A Man Named Pearl, a documentary about topiary sculptor Pearl Fryar is fascinating.

Television releases are slim this week, the most notable being the sixth season of Beverly Hills 90210.

What can you recommend buying or adding to the Netflix queue from this week's DVD releases?

This week's interesting DVD releases::

2008 Philadelphia Phillies: The Official World Series Film
24: Redemption
Ah! My Goddess: Flights of Fancy - Season 2 Set
The Atomic Cafe (Collector's Edition)
The Beatles: Composing the Beatles Songbook
Beautiful Ohio
Becket (Blu-ray)
Beverly Hills 90210 - Seasons 1-6
Beverly Hills 90210 - The Sixth Season
The Big Easy: Season 2
Bottle Rocket - Criterion Collection
Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040: Complete Collection
Case Closed: Season 3 Set
Chungking Express - Criterion Collection
A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All
Crimson Force
Darker Than Black: Starter Set (includes v.1)
Darker Than Black, Vol. 1
David Lynch The Lime Green Set (10-DVD box set)
Dead of Winter
The Doris Day Show: The Complete Collection, Seasons 1-5
Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers (Blu-ray)
Elton John: Tantrums and Tiaras
Family Affair: The Complete Series
Freaks & Geeks: Yearbook Edition
Fred Claus (Blu-ray)
George Carlin: It's Bad For Ya (Blu-ray)
Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. - Complete Series, Seasons 1-5
Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. - The Final Season
Half Broken Things
Hancock (Blu-ray) (2-DVD edition)
Heart: Dreamboat Annie Live (Blu-ray)
Jarhead (Blu-ray)
John Sebastian: Welcome Back
Karin, Vol. 6 - Ceremony of Blood
Keane: Live (Blu-ray)
The King and I Vol. 2
The Kingdom (Blu-ray)
KISS: Collection
Lady with the Dog
Lil Wayne: Blood, Sweat & Tears
Living Colour - The Paris Concert
The Mahabharata
A Man Named Pearl
Meet Dave (Blu-ray)
Metallica: Rock Power - The Documentary
Missing (Blu-ray)
The Mod Squad - The Second Season, Vol. 1
My Big Break
Naruto, Vol. 30
O.A.R. - Live from Madison Square Garden (Blu-ray)
Part-Time Work of a Domestic Slave
Paul Simon: Live from Philadelphia (Blu-ray)
Paul Weller: Live at the BBC
A Perfect Day
Phoenix: The Complete Collection
Pink Panther Ultimate Collection (18-DVD box set)
Profoundly Normal
Psychic Killer
Pumpkin Scissors: Season 1, Part 1
Pumpkin Scissors: Season 1, Part 2
River Queen
Santa and Pete
Sasami - Magical Girls Club: Season 2
Shadow Company
Shonen Onmyouji, Vol. 4
Silence of The Sea
Slap Shot 3: The Junior League
Space Chimps (Blu-ray)
Spy Who Came in from the Cold - Criterion Collection
Starship Troopers (Blu-ray)
Still Life
The Story of the Yardbirds
Superman - Doomsday (Blu-ray)
The Town That Banned Christmas
Voltron Beast King Golion Vol 3
Walk the Line (Extended Cut) (Blu-ray)
Watch Out

also at Largehearted Boy:

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