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January 18, 2010

This Week's Interesting DVD Releases (January 19th, 2010)

The fifth season of Weeds may not be the series at its peak, but I am looking forward to catching up on the adventures of Nancy Botwin in this suburban dark comedy.

Other television series out this week include second season of thirtysomething, seventh year of Law & Order, twelfth year of Dallas.

After spending the weekend steaming Criterion Collection releases over Netflix, I am definitely looking forward to their release of Steven Soderbergh's Che, which contains the additional documentaries and interviews that the series is known for. Chevolution, a documentary about Alberto Korda Diaz's iconic photo of Che Guevera, looks like the perfect companion piece to the biopic.

Chantal Akerman in the Seventies collects five feature films from the noted Belgian director.

2081, a short film adapted from Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s story "Harrison Bergeron," is on store shelves tomorrow.

Among the week's documentary releases, two hold particular interest. No Impact Man follows one family's attempt to live for a year in New York with as little environmental impact as possible. Outrage examines the political (and non-political) agendas behind legislators' pushes for anti-gay legislation.

Add the three Matt Damon Jason Bourne films (Bourne Identity, Bourne Supremacy, and Bourne Ultimatum) are out on Blu-ray this week, as well as two Thomas Paul Anderson films, Boogie Nights and Magnolia.

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

This week's interesting DVD releases:

According to Greta
Ace Frehley: Behind the Player
Across the Hall
Artie Lange: Jack and Coke
Aziz Ansari: Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening
Bakugan, Vol. 6: Time for Battle
Bamboo Blade: Part 2
Bikini Frankenstein
Bleach, Vol. 24
Blood Creek
Bob Dylan: At Woodstock '94
Boogie Nights [Blu-ray]
Bourne Identity (Single-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) [Blu-ray]
Bourne Supremacy (Single-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) [Blu-ray]
Bourne Ultimatum (Single-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) [Blu-ray]
Bridal Fever
Case Closed Movie 5: Countdown to Heaven
Chantal Akerman in the Seventies
Code Geass Leouch of the Rebellion: R2, Part 3
Come Dance at My Wedding
Cranford: The Collection (Cranford / Return to Cranford)
Cranford: Return to Cranford
Dallas: The Complete Twelfth Season
Dallas: Seasons 1-12
Damages: The Complete Second Season
Death in Love
Deep In The Valley - Unrated
Defying Gravity: The Complete First Season
Durham County Season One
Fela Kuti: Music Is The Weapon
The Game: The Second Season
Girlfriends: The Complete Series Pack
Girlfriends: The Final Season
Glass Mask: Collection 1
God Send Me A Man
Guns 'N Roses: Live In Chicago
The Haunting in Connecticut
In the Dog House: Season 1
Instant Star: Season 3
The Invention of Lying
The Keeper
Jonathan Creek: Season Four
Kingdom Of The Spiders
Law & Order: The Seventh Year
Linebarrels of Iron
Magnolia [Blu-ray]
New Tricks: Season Two
No Greater Love
No Impact Man
Nunsploitation Collection
Once Upon a Time in Rio
One Piece: Season Two, Fifth Voyage
Red Cartoons: Animated Films from East Germany
Rin: Daughter of Mnemosyne Complete Series
Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball
Special A: Collection 2
Speed Dating
thirtysomething: The Complete Second Season
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle: Collected Memories Box Set
Twilight Vamps
Waking the Dead: The Complete Season Four
Weeds: Season Five
Whisper & SHOUT!
Yes: Gates Of Q.P.R.

also at Largehearted Boy:

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