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February 9, 2009

This Week's Interesting DVD Releases (February 10, 2009)

With the inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama not even a month old, CNN has gathered up two consecutive hours of its inauguration coverage and is releasing the historic event on DVD tomorrow. If that's not enough Obama coverage for you, 60 Minutes Presents: Obama: All Access - Barack Obama's Road to the White House profiles the new president and examines his fight to gain the presidency.

Among the week's theatrical film releases is another political offering, Oliver Stone's fictional George W. Bush drama W.. Also out this week are Richard Gere and Diane Lane's Nights in Rodanthe and Bernie Mac's last film, Soul Men

The Criterion Collection is releasing two Luis Bunuel films this week, The Exterminating Angel and Simon of the Desert.

The documentary Obscene: A Portrait of Barney Rossett and Grove Press is a film biography of controversial publisher, and any film that features John Waters, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, John Sayles, and Gore Vidal talking about free expression of the arts goes to the top of my viewing list.

Two of my favorite films of all time are out in Blu-Ray this week, Donnie Darko, and Raging Bull.

Television releases are slim, but there is always Melrose Place: The Fifth Season, Vol. 1.

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

This week's interesting DVD releases:

60 Minutes Presents: Obama: All Access - Barack Obama's Road to the White House
Amadeus (Blu-ray)
Back to the Future
Back to the Future II
Back to the Future III
Barenaked Ladies: The Barenaked Truth
Batman & Robin (Two-Disc Special Edition)
Batman Forever (Two-Disc Special Edition)
Batman Returns
Black Orpheus - Essential Art House
The Boondock Saints (Blu-ray)
Chicano Rock!: The Sounds of East Los Angeles
Clint Eastwood: American Icon Collection
Cross Creek
Daniel's Daughter
David Bowie: Space Oddity: Collectors Edition (4-DVD box set)
Death Note II: The Last Name
Donnie Darko (Blu-ray)
Doom (Blu-ray)
Dorothy Mills
Dragon Ball GT: Season Two (Includes A Hero's Legacy movie)
Dragon Ball Z: Season Eight
Essential Art House Vol. 2
The Exterminating Angel - Criterion Collection
Foo Fighters: No Distance Left to Run
Friday the 13th the Series: The Second Season
Frozen River
The Geisha
The Guitar
A History of Violence (Blu-ray)
Ikiru - Essential Art House
The Inauguration of Barack Obama on CNN
Joni Mitchell's The Fiddle And The Drum
Karma Police
Kate Bush: Hounds of Love
Kennedy: The Complete Series
Klaus Schultze & Lisa Gerrard: Rheingold: Live at the Loreley
La Strada - Essential Art House
Life & Death of Colonel Blimp - Essential Art House
The Lodger
The Lodger (remake)
Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie
Madonna: Like a Virgin: the Ultimate Critical Review
Melrose Place: The Fifth Season, Vol. 1
Miracle at St. Anna
Moribito Part 1: Guardian of The Spirit Volume 3
My Name Is Bruce
Naruto Uncut Box Set, Volume 12
New Detectives Seasons 1 & 2
Nights in Rodanthe
One Foot in the Grave: Season 5
One Foot in the Grave: Season 6
Otto; Or, Up With Dead People
The Pelican Brief (Blu-ray)
Pet Shop of Horrors: Complete Collection
Pretty Woman (Blu-ray)
Pygmalion - Essential Art House
Raging Bull (Blu-ray)
Red Mist
Relative Strangers
Route 66: Season 3, Vol. 1
The Scratch
Shaun the Sheep: Back in the Ba-a-ath
She Stoops to Conquer
Shin Chan: Season Two, Part One
Simon & Simon: Season Two
Simon of the Desert - Criterion Collection
Soul Men
Tales from the Darkside: The First Season
Terminal Invasion
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!: Season 2
The Ultimate Peter Tosh Experience
Ultramarathon Man: 50 Marathons - 50 States - 50 Days
Wallace and Gromit: A Close Shave
Wallace and Gromit: A Grand Day Out
Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers
Whale Wars
What Makes Sammy Run?
Wild at Heart: Series One
Young and Innocent

also at Largehearted Boy:

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