Saturday, December 23, 2006

DVD Releases - Dec. 26

“The Black Dahlia” (R) - Boasting a good cast (Josh Hartnett, Aaron Eckhart, Scarlett Johansson and Hilary Swank) and a good director (Brian DePalma), this adaptation of an James Ellroy novel failed to click with audiences or critics when in theaters. It follows two detectives on the case of a gruesome murder involving an aspiring actress. Not what you’d call ideal family holiday entertainment.
Extras: Multiple featurettes on the movie and DePalma.
Official Web site

“The Descent” (R/Unrated) - A group of six girlfriends gather for a bonding trip to go caving, only to find they may not be alone down in the dark. A big hit over in Britain before getting released here, horror movie fans should have plenty to keep them satisfied here.
Extras: Audio commentary with cast and crew, deleted scenes, a featurette, along with storyboard and screen comparisons.
Official Web site

“Jackass: Number Two” (R/Unrated) - Does this really need an explanation? Johnny Knoxville and Co. subject themselves to all forms of humiliation and physical peril for their own amusement, as well as yours. Like the first film, their pain equaled money at the box office. But with Knoxville now getting more acting roles, his manager must be cringing at every passing second of this movie.
Extras: Commentary from the Jackass gang, lots of deleted scenes, outtakes and a music video.
Official Web site

“The Last Kiss” (R) - Zach Braff (“Garden State”) stars as Michael, an architect with a girlfriend (Jacinda Barrett) who just found out she’s pregnant. This throws him into a bit of a panic mode, as he’s forced to take stock of his life, with friends and family offering him all sorts of varied advice. Rachel Bilson, Casey Affleck and Blythe Danner co-star.
Extras: Multiple commentaries featuring cast and crew, deleted scenes, a gag reel and a music video.
Official Web site

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