New DVD Releases: Tuesday January 22, 2008
Not a bad selection of DVD(s) this week. We’re sure that you’l find something to your liking. Check them out:
- Hunting Party (Drama) – TV News reporter Simon Hunt (Richard Gere) and cameraman Duck (Terrence Howard have worked in the world’s hottest war zones: from Bosnia to Iraq, from Somalia to El Salvador. Together they have dodged bullets, filed incisive reports and collected Emmy awards. Then one
terrible day in a Bosnian village everything changes. During a live broadcast on national television, Simon has a meltdown. After that, Duck is promoted and Simon just disappears.
Cast: Richard Gere, Terrence Howard, James Brolin, Dylan Baker; Directed by: Richard Shepard
- The Game Plan (Comedy) – Joe’s known as one of the toughest players to ever take the field. Blessed with amazing strength and agility, he’s famed for being able to handle any hit, no matter how ferocious. But, just when he doesn’t see it coming, Joe is about to be knocked silly by the hardest-hitting challenge he could ever have imagined: an 8-year-old girl.
Cast: The Rock, Kyra Sedgwick, Roselyn Sanchez, Christine Lakin, Madison Pettis, Brian J. White; Directed by: Andy Fickman
- Reservation Road (Drama) – Based on the critically acclaimed novel of the same name by John Burnham Schwartz, this is the compelling new dramatic thriller from two-time Academy Award-nominated writer/director Terry George (“Hotel Rwanda”). A tale of anger, revenge, and great courage, the film follows two fathers as their families and lives converge.
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Connelly, Mira Sorvino; Directed by: Terry George
- Saw IV (Horror) – Jigsaw and his apprentice Amanda are dead.
Now, upon the news of Detective Kerry’s murder, two seasoned FBI profilers, Agent Strahm and Agent Perez, arrive in the terrified community to assist the veteran Detective Hoffman in sifting through Jigsaw’s latest grizzly remains and piecing together the puzzle.
However, when SWAT Commander Rigg is abducted and thrust into a game, the last officer untouched by Jigsaw has but ninety minutes to overcome a series of demented traps and save an old friend or face the deadly consequences.
Cast: Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Costas Mandylor, Angus Macfadyen, Betsy Russell; Directed by: Darren Lynn Bousman
- Sydney White (Comedy) – Gorgeous freshman Sydney White (Amanda Bynes) has come to Southern Atlantic University to pledge her late mom’s once-dignified sorority. But while surviving the pledging process wrought by evil campus witch Rachel (Sara Paxton), Syd finds out this version of sisterhood isn’t remotely what it’s cracked up to be.
Cast: Amanda Bynes, Matt Long, Sara Paxton, John Schneider; Directed by: Joe Nussbaum
- Amazing Grace (Drama) Special Edition DVD – From acclaimed director Michael Apted (“The World is Not Enough,” “Coal Miner’s Daughter”) comes “Amazing Grace,” a moving historical epic about the life of antislavery pioneer William Wilberforce. “Amazing Grace” follows Wilberforce’s career through his 20′s and 30′s, as he and his fellow humanitarians make the issue of slavery a talking point, not only in political circles, but also throughout the country. They wage the first modern political campaign, using petitions, boycotts, mass meetings and even badges with slogans to take their message to the country at large.
Cast: Ioan Gruffudd, Romola Garai, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Gambon, Rufus Sewell, Youssou N’Dour; Directed by: Michael Apted