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April 11, 2011

This Week's Interesting DVD Releases - April 12, 2011

The latest film in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1, is in stores this week.

Other theatrical releases include Gwyneth Paltrow's country music vehicle Country Strong and the Cold War thriller Farewell.

Tracy & Hepburn the Definitive Collection collects seven films starring the film legends.

The week's television releases lean toward the nostalgic, and include the slapstick (Car 54 Where Are You: Complete First Season), the dramatic (Dragnet 1970: Season Four) and the delightfully absurd (H.R. Pufnstuf: Complete Series).

Three documentaries look especially promising. Let's Talk About Sex examines how Americans communicate about sex with their children, Marwencol profiles an artist who creates war documentaries with Barbies and action figures, and Behind the Burly Q explores the history of burlesque.

The highlight of the week's Blu-ray releases is Jean-Pierre Melville's Le Cercle Rouge from the Criterion Collection.

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

This week's interesting DVD releases:

a-ha: Ending on a High Note: Final Concert
Adventure Inc
BBC Tudors Collection (The Shadow of the Tower / The Six Wives of Henry VIII / Elizabeth I)
Behind the Burly Q
Black Heaven
Car 54 Where Are You: Complete First Season
Cars (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging)
Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice
Country Strong
Dallas: The Movie Collection
Dirty Mary Crazy Larry / Race With The Devil
Doctor Who: Kinda (Story 119)
Doctor Who: Snakedance
Dracula II: Ascension / Dracula III: Legacy
Dragnet 1970: Season Four
Flipping Out: Season 3
Ga Rei Zero: Complete Series
Goodnight for Justice
H.R. Pufnstuf: Complete Series
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
Harry Potter Years 1-7 Part 1 Gift Set
The Incredibles (Four-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
The Inheritance
Jimi Hendrix-Band of Gypsies: Live at the Fillmore East
Kathy Griffin - My Life on the D-List: Season 3
Kathy Griffin - My Life on the D-List: Season 4
Keeper of the Flame
Last Breath
Last of the Summer Wine: Vintage 1988 & 1989
The Last Place on Earth: The Complete Epic Miniseries
Le Cercle Rouge (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
Let's Talk About Sex
The LXD: Seasons One and Two
Man vs. Wild Season 5
Mask Maker
Needless Collection 2
Plastic Planet
The Rachel Zoe Project: Season 1
The Rachel Zoe Project: Season 2
Sea of Grass
The Secret of Dorian Gray (Il Dio Chiamato Dorian)
Snapped - Complete Seasons 1 & 2
Stan Kenton: Artistry in Rhythm: Portrait of a Jazz Legend
Summer in Genoa
The Third Reich: Rise & Fall
Tracy & Hepburn the Definitive Collection
The Two Mrs. Carrolls
White Material (Criterion Collection)
Whitney Cummings: Money Shot

also at Largehearted Boy:

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