Wednesday, March 14, 2007

DVD Releases - March 13

“Bosom Buddies: Season 1” - Look who’s making its debut on DVD – it’s that show about the couple of average joes (Tom Hanks and the other guy, aka Peter Scolari) who out of desperation (or secret desire), dress up as women to secure a place in an all-women apartment building. Dozens of women, save for a few who keep their secret, are fooled on an everyday basis. Let the hilarity begin!
Extras: Nothing! What a drag!
No official Web site.

“Casino Royale” (PG-13) - Daniel Craig, the latest incarnation of James Bond, got more than his fair share of criticism when it was announced he would be taking over the role from Pierce Brosnan. But after a big box office haul and a warm embrace from movie critics and fans alike, Craig is sitting pretty. The franchise’s producers were taking a big risk with Craig and the decision to relaunch the series, by showing a more reckless and violent Bond. Fears of the franchise’s death can be put to rest.
Extras: A music video and several featurettes, including ones looking at Craig, as well as the “Bond Girls.”
Official Web site

“The Holiday” (PG-13) - Between this and “Something’s Gotta Give,” her last feature film, director Nancy Meyers is becoming quite the expert in the romantic comedy. This time out she gets quite a cast, including Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Jack Black, Edward Burns and Rufus Sewell. You could do a lot worse than spending time in the company of these folks. But isn’t a 138-minute running time a bit bloated for a romantic comedy?
Extras: Commentary by Meyers and “guests,” and a making-of featurette.
Official Web site

“Without a Trace: Season 2” - This hit CBS show just keeps on plugging away, picking up pretty big ratings, even as it seems to fly under the radar. Perhaps because there are no real big names in the cast, save for Anthony LaPaglia. Then again, most people probably don’t know who he is either. Regardless, the special FBI unit that seeks out missing people is back for a 24-episode visit.
Extras: “Missing Evidence,” also known as deleted scenes.
Official Web site

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