Tuesday, January 02, 2007

DVD Releases - Jan. 2

“The Covenant” (PG-13) - While he has had some successes (“Die Hard 2,” “Deep Blue Sea”), it seems director Renny Harlin is content to squander his talents making critically lambasted pictures such as “Cutthroat Island,” “Driven” and this silly piece of cinema. It tells the story about young members of a covenant coming across a power hungry descendant looking for revenge against the families that banished his centuries ago. It would stand to reason that bad things start to happen from there.
Extras: Commentary by Harlin and a featurette.
Official Web site

“Snakes on a Plane” (R) - Few films, if any, have ever gotten as much free hype on the Internet as this Samuel L. Jackson vehicle about an FBI agent transporting a witness on a plane that, unbeknownst to them, is filled with hundreds of poisonous snakes. That would be a tough PR fiasco for that airline to overcome. Despite its heavy promotion over the summer, the film quickly slithered out of theaters.
Extras: Audio commentary with Jackson and director David Ellis, several featurettes and deleted scenes.
Official Web site

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