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August 10, 2009

This Week's Interesting DVD Releases (August 11th, 2009)

The high school drama The Class (Entre Les Murs) has earned almost universal critical acclaim, and is the theatrical film I most look forward to this week. The Polish film Katyn, which tells the story of Stalin's purge of intellectuals, clergy, and officers, is also high on my list.

Of the television releases, I have to warn you that 90210: The Complete First Season is the new series, not the Brenda and Brandon classic. The second season of the BBC's Pulling (shown on the Sundance Channel in the US) is a more biting and entertaining option this week.

Two documentaries are at the top of my "to watch" list: The Final Inch, which examines the push to eradicate polio, and Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action, a film about when spirituality and activism work together.

Blu-ray releases this week include Johnny Depp in The Ninth Gate; Monsters, Inc.; and two Rob Lowe films, St. Elmo's Fire and About Last Night...

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

This week's interesting DVD releases:

17 Again
80s New Wave Rockstar Interviews
90210: The Complete First Season
About Last Night... [Blu-ray]
Adam 12: Season Three
Alien Trespass
Almost Heaven
America's Test Kitchen: Season Nine
Apres Lui
Are You Being Served? The Complete Collection
The Art of War III: Retribution
Bad Boy Bubby [Blu-ray]
The Beatles: Rare and Unseen
Blue Thunder [Blu-ray]
Born in 68
Chaos [Blu-ray]
Chris Isaak: Greatest Hits - Live
The City: Season One
The Class (Entre Les Murs)
The Crypt
Cutthroat Island [Blu-ray]
Dark Rising
Darker Than Black: Volume 6
Designing Women: Season Two
Devil in the Flesh
Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action
The Final Inch
Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid Box Set [Blu-ray]
Grenadier: Complete Collection LiteBox
Hofmann's Potion: The Pioneers of LSD
Hunter X Hunter, Vol. 3
I Love You, Man
Jesus in India
The Last Resort
Led Zeppelin: Complete Rock Case Studies
The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle
London to Brighton
Lone Wolf and Cub Collection 1
Lonely Street
Michael Jackson - Good-bye, Michael
Michael Jackson: Moonwalking - The True Story of Michael Jackson
Monsters, Inc. [Blu-ray]
The New Detectives - Season 4
The Ninth Gate [Blu-ray]
One Day You'll Understand
Paris 36
Pavee Lackeen: The Traveller Girl
Philadelphia Eagles - 10 Greatest Games
Pink: A Life Less Ordinary Unauthorized
Pink Floyd: A Saucerful of Secrets
Pulling: The Complete Second Season
Replicant [Blu-ray]
Rescue Me: Seasons 1-4
River Ways
Road Trip - Beer Pong
Romeo x Juliet: Juliet Collection, Part 2
Saiyuki: Complete Collection
The Samurai I Loved
See No Evil [Blu-ray]
Spring of Life
St. Elmo's Fire [Blu-ray]
Starman [Blu-ray]
Super Friends: The Lost Episodes
A Tale of Sorrow
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Film Collection
The Tiger's Tail
UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie: Seasons 3 & 4
Veritas - Prince of Truth
The Weekend Murders
The Wild Man of the Navidad
Zorro: Generation Z Two

also at Largehearted Boy:

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