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New DVDs out this Fall

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With fall a few weeks away, that means cooler temps and likely more inside time. Luckily there are lots of new DVDs out and ready for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. You’ll have to wait until October for these next picks, so keep an eye out when you head to your favorite video spot next time.

The Blair Witch Project Blu-ray Disc
Just in time for Halloween, the viscerally frightening hit film, The Blair Witch Project, makes its Blu-ray Disc debut this October from Lionsgate. Set in 1994, three film students travel to the woods of Maryland to investigate an urban legend, and find themselves terrified to the core.  The friends – Heather, Josh and Mike – never return from the Black Hills Forest, and one year later their missing footage is found and edited together to tell the story of the amateur filmmakers’ terrifying two-day hike.  Featuring four never-before-seen alternate endings, the film that caused a stir worldwide is featured for the first time in 1080P High Definition Widescreen, along with additional bonus materials that include an audio commentary, a featurette and extra footage.   The Blair Witch Project garnered the 2000 Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature.
Pricing: Blu-ray Disc $19.99
Hard Candy
This edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller is directed by David Slade (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) and features Patrick Wilson and Ellen Page.  Precocious 14-year-old Hayley probably shouldn’t be going to a local coffee shop to meet Jeff, a 30-something fashion photographer she met on the Internet.  But before she knows it, she’s mixing drinks at Jeff’s place and stripping for an impromptu photo shoot.  It seems to be Jeff’s lucky night.  But Hayley isn’t as innocent as she looks, and the night takes a turn when she begins to impose a hard-hitting investigation on Jeff in an attempt to reveal his possibly scandalous past.  Special features include two separate audio commentaries with the filmmakers and the actors, deleted and extended scenes, a making-of documentary and the “Controversial Confection” mini-featurette.
Pricing: Blu-ray Disc $19.99

Bad Lieutenant
Harvey Keitel is a nameless New York cop, hopelessly addicted to drugs, gambling and sex. As he makes his way to various crime scenes, he is concerned only with taking bets from his fellow cops on the outcome of the ongoing National League playoffs. As his bad decisions drive him deeper into debt, his life becomes a surreal hell, with a constant intake of crack, coke, heroin and booze eroding what remains of his sanity. An investigation into the rape of a nun leads to his spiritual breakdown at the church crime scene, where he sees Jesus and the road to his salvation. This gutsy, highly original tale is one of Ferrara’s most perfectly realized films and a pinnacle in the career of Keitel, whose performance transcends the screen in its sheer bravery.  Special features include a retrospective documentary with exclusive interviews with cast and crew and audio commentary with Director Abel Ferrara and Director of Photography Ken Kelsch.
Pricing: Blu-ray Disc $19.99.

Secretary
James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhaal star in the dark comedy Secretary.  Praised as “daring, funny and quirkily erotic!” (Glenn Kenny, Premiere) and “sexy and highly stylized” (Gear magazine), Secretary is the story of Lee Holloway (Gyllenhaal), a young woman with a few strikes against her after a brief stay in a mental hospital, who accepts a secretarial position working at the law office of E. Edward Grey (Spader).  The work seems normal at first, but somewhere between the typing, filing and coffee-making, Lee and her new boss cross the line of their professional relationship and enter into a Human Resources nightmare!  Special features include an audio commentary with Director Steven Shainberg and Screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson, a behind-the-scenes featurette and a photo gallery.
Pricing: Blu-ray Disc $19.99.

Wonderland
On the afternoon of July 1, 1981, Los Angeles police responded to a distress call at 8763 Wonderland Avenue in Laurel Canyon and discovered a grisly quadruple homicide. Drug dealers Ron Launius, Billy Deverell, Barbara Richardson and the homeowner Joy Miller were found brutally murdered, bludgeoned to death with lead or steel pipes, and Launius’s wife, Susan, was left in critical condition. The police investigation that followed — led by detectives Sam Nico, Louis Cruz and Mike Peters — would unearth a seedy world of drugs and violence, ultimately revealing a motley crew from L. A.’s underbelly including ex-con David Lind, nightclub impresario Eddie Nash, and porn legend John Holmes as well as Holmes’s estranged wife Sharon and his teenage lover Dawn Schiller.  Special features include deleted scenes, crime scene footage, audio commentary with Director/Co-writer James Cox and Co-writer Captain Mauzner and “Hollywood at Large” Court TV.
Pricing: Blu-ray Disc $19.99

Saturday Night Live: Best of Adam Sandler
Prepare yourself for uncontrollable laughter as he kicks it up a notch alongside fellow alums Chris Farley, David Spade and Rob Schneider in this must-have compilation disc.  If that wasn’t enough, Alec Baldwin, David Duchovny, Courteney Cox, Shannen Doherty, Kirstie Alley, Michael Keaton and others make guest appearances on some outrageous skits that will have viewers saying “Bellissima!”  Of course it wouldn’t be the ‘best of’ without a reprise of legendary songs like “Lunch Lady Land” and “The Chanukah Song,” so gather your friends and get your Sandler fix with Saturday Night Live: Best of Adam Sandler!
Pricing: DVD $14.98

Saturday Night Live: Best of Eddie Murphy
Legendary comedian and Academy Award® nominee Eddie Murphy (Supporting Actor, Dreamgirls, 2006) took America by storm in the early ’80s when he broke new ground on NBC’s acclaimed “Saturday Night Live.”  The young rising star won audiences over with his comedic genius and became one of the most sought after comedians to break from the show.  Now, fans can relive the magic with some of the most memorable moments that garnered him two Emmy® nominations and catapulted his career to another level.  Filled with over 20 minutes of brand new bonus features, Lionsgate presents the return of ‘Gumby,’ ‘Buckwheat’ and ‘Little Richard Simmons’ in Saturday Night Live: Best of Eddie Murphy. Freshly added extras, which include two ‘Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood’ sketches, Velvet Jones, a previously un-released monologue, Gumby and Letterman, and others, help make this DVD a must-have compilation for all fans!
Pricing: DVD $14.98

Fred: The Movie
Join “Fred,” the incredible YouTube Sensation in his first movie as he sets off on a brand new adventure to get to his true love Judy, all the while thwarting his nemesis Kevin, on his most hilarious outing yet as Lionsgate Home Entertainment releases Fred: The Movie!  Fred, with his unique brand of humor, has accumulated over 530,000,000 views on YouTube while his YouTube Channel (www.youtube.com/fred) is the second most subscribed to channel of all time with 1.8 million individual subscribers.  Through the movie, the millions of fans of Fred will be very excited to meet, for the first time, many of the hilarious characters in Fred’s world that Fred refers to in his YouTube videos.  The movie also promises to build Fred’s fan base with its unique blend of humor and zany awkwardness that the entire family can enjoy together. DVD $19.98

Bratz: Pampered Petz
Join the Bratz as they combine their passion for fashion and talent for music to save the Petz in this Pet-acular rescue adventure!  In celebration of the milestone 10th Anniversary of Bratz®, get ready for thenewest Bratz® adventure on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand. The all-new Bratz Pampered Petz marks the return of the young fashionistas as they star in a fabulous CGI movie that’s also their first pet rescue mission.

Bratz Pampered Petz is a Bratz® Musical with a Latin Pop flavor. When Lola, a friend of the Bratz® Girlz, is faced with eviction for harboring animals that she has rescued, the Bratz must combine their brainpower and talent to save them. The result is a hot rhythm benefit concert staged with the intent to find homes for all of Lola’s adorable Petz. To assure their success, the Girlz accessorize and bling-out the Petz in true Bratz style!
Pricing: DVD $14.98

The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss™: There is Nothing To Fear in Here
Go beyond Whoville, past the green eggs and ham, and fans will discover the ‘spooktacular’ side of Dr. Seuss in the upcoming Lionsgate Home Entertainment DVD, Digital Download and On Demand release of The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss: There is Nothing to Fear in Here!   Perfectly timed for Halloween, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss: There is Nothing to Fear in Here contains three spine-tingling tales sure to scare up some fun. The movie includes three never-before released episodes featuring everyone’s favorite Dr. Seuss character — the tall and lanky, red bow tie adorned Cat in the Hat!

The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss: The Cat’s Musical Tales
“The Sounds All Around” – In the Cat’s Playhouse, Terrence has a nasty case of the hiccups…what to do?; “Horton Has a Hit” – When Yertle hears Horton singing a lullaby to Morton, he knows that Horton has what it takes to make it to the top (and to take Yertle with him); “The Grinch Meets His Max/Halfway Home to Malamroo” – The Cat in the Hat has left Little Cats A, B and C alone with a nutty storytelling machine.

The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss: The Cat’s Adventures
“The Cat in the Hat’s First First-Day” – In the Cat’s Playhouse, Terrence tries to fly for the first time, and does; “The Cat in the Hat’s Flower Power” – In the Cat’s Playhouse, Terrence is having trouble with his flower, a purple and pink Happiola; “Oh, the People You’ll Meet” – It’s moving day, and no one is more upset than Julian Jeremy Jalloo.
Pricing: DVD $14.98
Pricing: DVD $9.98 each for The Cat’s Musical Tales and The Cat’s Adventures

Blue Mountain State: Season One
The first season of Spike TV’s outrageous football-themed comedy “Blue Mountain State” is coming to DVD and Blu-ray Disc this fall from Lionsgate. From the producers of Varsity Blues, TV’s “Smallville” and TV’s “The Sarah Silverman Program,” this hilarious series, in the tradition of Animal House and National Lampoon’s Van Wilder, follows three freshmen as they discover the fundamentals of life: football, parties, girls and hazing.  The DVD and Blu-ray Disc are loaded with uncut and exclusive extras including “Locker Room Rewind” video commentaries, the featurette “Making the Team: What it Takes to be a BMS Cheerleader,” outtakes/deleted scenes and more!
Pricing: DVD $29.98 (2-disc set)P
ricing: Blu-ray Disc $29.99 (2-disc set)


Images courtesy of *Saffy*, cambodia4kidsorg, FoXMuLD3R, and david_shankbone via flickr and Franz Richter via wikimedia

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