New on DVD Week of July 5th, 2009
Beat the summer heat by watching a newly released movie on DVD
Each week I will present a list of the latest movies, television shows, sporting events and other items of interest to be released on DVD. Take a peek at what’s coming out this week.
New Release Movies on DVD
Knowing: PG-13,Starring Nicholas Cage, Rose Byrne – A time capsule buried 50 years ago is excavated and a page containing seemingly random numbers is discovered. The numbers aren’t random but instead have detailed times, dates and other statistics about every major event since the time capsule is buried. Scarier still are the events predicted yet to come. Get Knowing here
The Unborn: PG-13, Starring Odette Yustman, Gary Oldman – Nineteen-year old Casey Beldon is being stalked by a dybbuk, a malevolent wandering soul of Jewish folklore, who was once a yong boy murdered in Auschwitz. Now coming to terms with the reasons her mother long ago abandoned their family, she turns to her spiritual advisor for help but must ultimately fight the ever more powerful entity alone. GetThe Unborn here.
Push: PG-13, Starring Dakota Fanning, Djimon Hounsou – A secret government group is transforming normal American citizens into psychic warriors, people who can see the future, move objects with their minds, create alternate realities and kill without even touching the victim. Those who resist transformation are killed. A band of renegades is trying to stop the Division before it’s too late. GetPush here.
Five Fingers: R, Starring Laurence Fishburne, Ryan Phillippe, Colm Meaney – A gifted jazz pianist and his security person travel to Morocco to help establish a food program. Terrorists strike. They kidnap the pair, kill the security guard and set about questioning the pianist about the source of his funding. He is tortured with the systematic removal of his fingers all the while proclaiming his ignorance. Things may not be quite what they seem. Get Five Fingers here.
Coco Chanel: PG Starring Shirley MacLaine, Barbora Bobulova – The life and career of fashion designer Coco Chanel. Get Coco Chanel here.
Flying By: PG-13, Starring Heather Locklear, Billy Ray Cyrus – Having long ago given up his dream of becoming a rock star to meet the reality of adulthood, George Barron is surprised by what happens at his 25th high school reunion. After an impromptu performance, he agrees to rehearse with the band and go out on a gig which wins them unexpected success and a chance to go on tour opening for big name performers. George’s wife is not happy about this change in plans and he must face the choices of ambition, family and responsibility. Get Flying By here.
Resolved: Documentary covering the two philosophies governing high school debating. The recently dominant technique called “The Flow” involves memorizing huge amounts of research data and spitting it out in a rapid massive verbal assault designed to tell the tale. Schools with more funding are better equipped to provide the means to the necessary research for this technique. Enter the underdog school from an inner city environment with no funding. They use the more traditional style of verbal skill and logical argument to make their point. Get Resolved here.
Near Dark: R, Starring Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton – Vampires that roam as a gun-toting, motorcycle gang in the American southwest are slow to accept a newcomer brought in by one of their own. The newbie is reluctant to kill which puts him at further odds with the group. After saving their lives during a daylight gunfight in which every bullet hole lets in a deadly ray of sunlight, the group begins to approve. When the group targets his former family, he must make some choices. Get Near Dark here.
Garrison: R, Starring James Barnes, Elizabeth Ingalls, Kerry Valderrama, Erik Collins – A military unit searches for a lost member gone A.W.O.L. though information begins to show he did not leave by choice. A series of ugly, violent event are linked to his disappearance and the team presses on to find their fellow soldier, uncovering secrets they are unprepared for.
Deadwood: R, Starring David Bryant, Sebastian Smith, Richard Stiles – Two couples, trying to find relaxation, take a camping trip deep in the woods. An unnerving woman enters their camp in search of her missing boyfriend. Her presence seems to bring with it an evil that descends upon the woods and the couples are soon fighting for their lives.
Television on DVD
Reno 911! Season 6 – Get Reno 911!: The Complete Sixth Season here
Third Watch Season 2 – Get Third Watch: The Complete Second Season here
Matlock Season 3 – Get Matlock: The Third Season here
Petticoat Junction Season 2 – Get Petticoat Junction: The Official Second Season here
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection, Volume 15 (4 discs) – Get Mystery Science Theater 3000: XV here
Sports on DVD
Essential Games of Detroit Tigers (4 discs) – Get Essential Games of the Detroit Tigers here
WWE: Extreme Rules 2009 – Get WWE: Extreme Rules 2009 here
NHL: Stanley Cup 2008-2009 Champions- Pittsburg Penguins – Get NHL: Stanley Cup 2008-2009 Champions: Pittsburgh Penguins here