Wednesday, July 05, 2006

DVD Releases - July 4

Well, as you can imagine, with it being a holiday week, the new releases are fairly sparse. Heck, I’m including a Ed Wood movie, for goodness sake. So that ought to tell you something. But for what it’s worth, here’s the new and exciting releases for July 4:

“Charlie’s Angels: The Complete Season 3” - The Angels are back for season three, with Farrah Fawcett making another contractually obligated three episode appearance, while Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd serve as the regular members of Charlie’s team. Dean Martin is among the many special guest stars during the 24-episode season.
Extras: The only crime here is the lack of special features.
No official Web site

“The Libertine” (R) - The versatile Johnny Depp portrays yet another unusual man, this one 17th century celebrated writer, John Wilmot, the Earl of Rochester. As Wilmot, Depp warns the audience at the beginning that you won’t like him, so viewer beware. The film sat on the shelf for a while, before getting a rather perfunctory release in theaters a few months ago. Samantha Morton and John Malkovich co-star.
Extras: Commentary by director Laurence Dunmore, deleted scenes and a featurette.
Official Web site

“The Matador” (R) - A good cast of Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear and Hope Davis headline this dark humored buddy comedy from writer/director Richard Shepard. Brosnan is a hit man struggling with his touch, who befriends a mild-mannered businessman (Kinnear), leading to a rather bizarre relationship. A lot of rave reviews came in for Brosnan’s performance, although the movie flew under the box office radar earlier this year.
Extras: Commentary with Shepard, Brosnan and Kinnear, multiple deleted/extended scenes, and a featurette.
Official Web site

“Plan 9 From Outer Space” (NR) - Most people will probably know this Ed Wood creation as “the worst film ever made,” but you are almost guaranteed to laugh at this so bad, it’s good movie. Oh, I should also add that for the first time, it’s in color!
Extras: Commentary from Michael Nelson of “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” Ed Wood home movies and commercials, deleted scenes and the lost Plans 1-8 (now the secret can finally be revealed!).
No official Web site

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