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November 2, 2009

This Week's Interesting DVD Releases (November 3rd, 2009)

Food, Inc. examines where our food comes from, and with commentary from Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) and Michael Pollan (In Defense of Food), the story isn't pretty as corporate greed is shown to define a nation's diet.

Another documentary caught my eye, Unmistaken Child, which follows the search for a reincarnated Lama.

Star Wars The Clone Wars: The Complete Season One and Spin City: Season Three are the highlights of the week

The feature films in stores tomorrow include big budget adventure films like G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, but I'll recommend Lemon Tree, a compelling Israeli drama instead.

Music fans can choose from a diverse group of concert films, including ABBA: In Japan, Bela Fleck: Throw Down Your Heart, and Nirvana: Live at Reading.

If there are any arts and crafts fans on your holiday gift lists, they might love Craft in America: Season Two or the documentary Handmade Nation (which features one of my favorite artists, Kate Bingaman-Burt of Obsessive Consumption).

Blu-ray releases out this week include Say Anything, Forrest Gump, and the holiday classic It's a Wonderful Life.

What new releases are you picking up or adding to your Netflix queue this week?

This week's interesting DVD releases:

ABBA: In Japan
Afro Samurai: Complete Murder Sessions (Director's Cut)
Aliens in the Attic
The Answer Man
Art 21: Season 5
Bela Fleck: Throw Down Your Heart
Bleach Uncut Box Set: Season 4, Part 1 - The Bount
The Botany of Desire
Buck Rogers (1939 version)
Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life
A Christmas Carol [Blu-ray]
Christmas in Wonderland
Christmas Town
Columbia Pictures Film Noir Classics, Vol. 1 (The Big Heat / 5 Against the House / The Lineup / Murder by Contract / The Sniper)
Craft in America: Season Two
Criminal Justice
Crutch - Director's Cut
Da Ali G Show: Da Compleet Seereez
The Dead
Doctor Who: The Black Guardian Trilogy (Mawdryn Undead / Terminus / Enlightenment) (Episodes 126-28)
Doctor Who - The War Games
Dragonaut: The Resonance, Complete Series Part 1
The Donna Reed Show: Season Three
Eddie Izzard: Live from Wembley
Edge of Darkness: The Complete BBC Series
Empire of the Sun
The English Surgeon
Food, Inc.
Forrest Gump [Blu-ray]
Fraggle Rock: The Complete Final Season
Fraggle Rock: Complete Series Collection
Fraggle Rock: A Merry Fraggle Holiday
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero: Season 1.2
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
The Genius of Charles Darwin
Handmade Nation
Howards End (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
Here's Lucy: Season Two
I Love You, Beth Cooper
It's a Wonderful Life [Blu-ray]
John Fogerty - Comin' Down the Road: The Concert at Royal Albert Hall
Law of Desire
Lemon Tree
Love Actually [Blu-ray]
The Men
Merry Sitcom! Christmas Classics from TV's Golden Age
Mickey's Magical Christmas
Mission: Impossible - Complete Series
Mission: Impossible - The Final TV Season
Moribito - Guardian Of The Spirit Volume 7
Motown: The DVD
The Narrows
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (Ultimate Collector's Edition)
Night Watcher
Nirvana: Live at Reading
North by Northwest (50th Anniversary Edition)
Not Forgotten
The Rockford Files: Movie Collection, Vol. 1
Rocky: The Undisputed Collection [Blu-ray]
Ruby-Spears Superman
Sand Serpents
Say Anything [Blu-ray]
The Shield: Complete Series
Spin City: Season Three
Star Wars The Clone Wars: The Complete Season One
The Storm
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Comedy (Arsenic and Old Lace / A Night at the Opera / The Long Long Trailer / Father of the Bride 1950)
TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Hitchcock Thrillers (Suspicion / Strangers on a Train / The Wrong Man / I Confess)
TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Holiday (Christmas in Connecticut 1945 / A Christmas Carol 1938 / The Shop Around the Corner / It Happened on 5th Avenue)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Season 7 Set
Terminator Salvation: The Machinima Series
The Tower of Druaga: Part One - The Aegis of Uruk
Transformers/Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen [Blu-ray]
Unmistaken Child
Walt Disney Treasures: Zorro - The Complete First Season
Walt Disney Treasures: Zorro - The Complete Second Season
Where God Left His Shoes
White Christmas (Anniversary Edition)
Will Ferrell: You're Welcome, America. A Final Night with George W. Bush
Wings of Desire (The Criterion Collection)
Witchblade: The Complete Series [Blu-ray]
Wolverine and the X-Men: Beginning of the End
Wolverine and the X-Men: Volumes 1-3
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

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

also at Largehearted Boy:

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