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January 26, 2009

This Week's Interesting DVD Releases (January 27th, 2009)

Girls Rock! follows several young campers as they not only learn musical skills but also lessons of empowerment from indie rock luminaries like Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein and Gossip's Beth Ditto. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch called this the "best film of the year," be sure to check out the Girls Rock! film website for more information.

Another music DVD out tomorrow is The Secret Policeman's Balls, a collection of five benefit shows from 1976-1989 that combine comedy and music. This 3-DVD set features John Cleese, Michael Palin, Peter Gabriel, Pete Townshend, Eric Clapton and and many more entertainers.

Two older science fiction series are the highlights of the week's television releases. The second season of 1967-68's The Invaders is at the top of my Netflix queue, and the complete Sam Raimi-produced M.A.N.T.I. S. series is finally available on DVD.

Siitcom fans can complete their Cheers collection with the series' final season, and I am sure someone is happy that Blossom: Seasons 1 & 2 is finally out tomorrow.

Among the week's feature film releases, I am most looking forward to The Father, the family drama from Iranian director Majid Majidi.

Groundhog Day/a> and Zodiac are available in the Blu-ray format tomorrow.

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

This week's interesting DVD releases:

10 Dead Men
2012: Science Or Superstition
42nd Street Forever Vol. 4
Abraham Lincoln - His Life & Legacy
Adam Clayton Powell
The All-New Superfriends Hour: Season One, Vol. 2
America's Serial Killers: Portraits in Evil
Any Given Sunday (Blu-ray)
Aria the Natural Season 2 Pt. 1
The Art of Soccer with John Cleese
Baccano, Vol. 1
Batman (Blu-ray)
Becoming Charley Chase
The Best of Wholphin: Issues 1-5
The Beiderbecke Affair
Biggie Smalls: Rap Phenomenon
Black Is...Black Ain't
Blood+: Volume Four
Blossom: Seasons 1 & 2
The Bourne Trilogy (Blu-ray)
Bread, Love and Dreams
Brian Eno: Music for Airports & In the Ocean - featuring Bang on a Can All-Stars
Brian Wilson: That Lucky Old Sun
Cannery Row
Cheers - The Final Season
Cheers - Seasons 1-11
Closing the Ring
A Colder Kind of Death
Dario Argento's Door into Darkness
Dead & Buried (Blu-ray)
Dead of Night
Demoniacs
Divine Fire: The Story of Jedi Mind Tricks
Dom Irrera: Is This Thing On?
Downfall (Blu-ray)
Drumline (Blu-ray)
Enigma: Seven Lives Many Faces
The Family Way
Far from the Madding Crowd (1967 version)
The Father
Fireproof
Fullmetal Alchemist: Season 1 Box Set
Gabriel and Me
The Gene Generation
The Germanic Tribes: The Complete Four Hour Saga
Girls Rock!
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Gospel According to Al Green
Groundhog Day (Blu-ray)
Hulk Vs. (Blu-ray)
In Bruges (Blu-ray)
The Invaders - Seasons 1 - 2
The Invaders - The Second Season
James Brown: Live at the Boston Garden: 1968
Just Buried
Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Live
Lakeview Terrace (Blu-ray)
Life Gamble (Blu-ray)
The Love Boat - Season Two - Vol. 1
Love Train: The Sound of Philadelphia - Live in Concert
The Lucky Ones
M.A.N.T.I. S: Complete Series
Mary Poppins (45th Anniversary Special Edition)
The Masterworks of Rokuro Mochizuki
Meerkat Manor Season 4
Megaman: A Hero Is Born
Mercury Man
My Uncle Silas - Series 1
Naruto, Vol. 32
The New Americans
The Night James Brown Saved Boston
The Notorious Nobodies
One Piece: The Princess and the Pirates - Adventures in Alabasta Movie #8 (Blu-ray)
Open Season 2 (Blu-ray)
Operation Valkyrie
Paul McCartney - In Performance
Pink Panther and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection
The Pink Panther (Blu-ray)
The Pink Panther Strikes Again
Pride and Glory (Blu-ray)
Private Practices: The Story of a Sex Surrogate
The Promise (Blu-ray)
Red, White and Brown
Redneck Zombies 20th Anniversary Edition
The Rocker - Born To Rock Special Edition (Blu-ray)
RocknRolla (Blu-ray)
S.T.R.A.I.N.: Strategic Armored Infantry - Complete Series Box Set
Sam Kinison: Unleashed!
Schoolboy Crush
The Secret Policeman's Balls
Sharks in Venice
A Shot in the Dark
The Sidney Poitier Collection
Songs in Ordinary Time
Sonny Rollins: Saxophone Colossus
Spongebob Squarepants - Spongicus
The Stewardesses 3D: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
The Story of Saiunkoku: Season One, Part Three
Trotsky: Rise and Fall of a Revolutionary
Tupac Assassination
Utawarerumono: Complete Box Set
Vampyres
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (Blu-ray)
Winx Club - Princess Ball: Season Three, Part One
You're A Good Sport, Charlie Brown
Zodiac (Blu-ray)

also at Largehearted Boy:

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

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