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Thursday, 24 January 2002

THE ADVENTURES OF HUCK FINN (Buena Vista Home Entertainment) is a 1993 adaptation of the Mark Twain book, starring Elijah Wood and Brad Renfro and directed by Stephen Sommers. No format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is PG.
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AMERICAN PIE 2: COLLECTOR’S EDITION – UNRATED (Universal Studios Home Video) is a very funny and surprisingly sweet-natured 2001 teen sex comedy sequel, again starring Jason Biggs, Shannon Elizabeth, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Klein, Natasha Lyonne, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tara Reid, Seann William Scott, Mena Suvari, Eddie Kaye Thomas and Eugene Levy, with J.B. Rogers directing. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English DTS and English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, with French subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include a making-of featurette, outtakes, deleted scenes, screen tests from the first film, 3 Doors Down "Be Like That" music video, audio commentaries from director Rogers, screenwriter Adam Herz and cast members, production notes, biographies and DVD-ROM features. This version of the film is not rated by the MPAA.

AMERICAN PIE 2: COLLECTOR’S EDITION (Universal Studios Home Video) See above for details. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1. This version of the film is not rated by the MPAA.

AMERICAN PIE 2 (Universal Studios Home Video) See above for details. This is the widescreen R-rated version.

AMERICAN PIE 2 (Universal Studios Home Video) See above for details. This is the full-screen R-rated version.

AN AMERICAN RHAPSODY (Paramount Home Entertainment) is a 2001 drama about a Hungarian family that emigrates to the U.S. in the 1950s. Nastassja Kinski, Scarlett Johansson and Tony Goldwyn star; Eva Gardos directs. Aspect ratio is widescreen, enhanced for 16x9 TVs; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1 and English Dolby Digital Surround, with English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is PG-13.

THE ANNIVERSARY PARTY (New Line Home Entertainment) is a 2001 comedy/drama, starring, written and directed by Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alan Cumming, about a couple recently reunited after a separation. Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Kline, Phoebe Cates, John C. Reilly and Jane Adams also star. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1 and English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with English subtitles and closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary by filmmaker/stars Leigh and Cumming, a making-of documentary, cast and crew filmographies, the theatrical trailer and DVD-ROM content. MPAA rating is R.

BELLY (Artisan Entertainment) is a 1998 crime drama starring DMX and Nas, directed by Hype Williams. Aspect ratio is widescreen; no sound format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is R.

B.B. KING: SWEET 16 (Pioneer Entertainment) is a 1974 look at the blues rock master. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

BERRY, CHUCK – See CHUCK BERRY: ROCK & ROLL MUSIC, below.

BICENTENNIAL MAN (Buena Vista Home Entertainment) is a 1999 fantasy about a robot who yearns to become human, starring Robin Williams and Embeth Davidtz, directed by Chris Columbus. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1 and French Dolby Digital 2.0, with English closed-captioning. Extras include a making-of featurette and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG.

BRIAN’S SONG (Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment) is the original 1971 fact-based TV movie drama about the friendship between football players Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers. James Caan and Billy Dee Williams star; Buzz Kulik directs. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, with English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Thai subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary from actors Caan and Williams and a featurette on Sayers. MPAA rating is G.

BRIAN’S SONG (Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment) is a 2001 remake of the original, this version starring Mekhi Phifer and Sean Maher, directed by John Gray. Aspect ratio is widescreen; no sound format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. There is no MPAA rating.

A BRONX TALE (HBO) is a 1993 drama about a boy caught between his honest father and a charismatic mobster. Robert De Niro and Chazz Palmintieri star; De Niro also directs. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround and Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0, with English closed-captioning. Extras include the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is R.

BROWN, JAMES – See JAMES BROWN, below.

BUBBLE BOY (Buena Vista Home Entertainment) is an uneven 2001 farce about a young man who sets on a cross-country trek to find his girlfriend, despite the fact that he is confined in a giant plastic bubble. Jake Gyllenhaal, Swoosie Kurtz and Marley Shelton star; Blair Hayes directs. Features Beetlejuice from the Howard Stern Show No format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is PG-13.

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: COMPLETE 1ST SEASON (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) brings the first 12 episodes of one of the best series on TV to DVD in a three-disc set, combining comedy, drama, snappy dialogue and a few real scares. Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, Nicholas Brendon, Anthony Stewart Head, Charisma Carpenter and David Boreanaz star. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround and French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with English, French and Dutch subtitles. Extras include audio commentary by series creator Joss Whedon on the first two episodes, interviews with Whedon and actor Boreanaz, the original pilot script and a photo gallery. There is no MPAA rating.

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY (Miramax Home Entertainment) is Woody Allen’s very funny 1994 comedy about gangsters mingling with theatre. John Cusack, Dianne Wiest, Jennifer Tilly, Jim Broadbent and Chazz Palmintieri star. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; no sound format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is R.

BULLY (Vidmark/Trimark) is an unrated version of the 2001 drama based on a real incident in which a group of adolescents kill one of their friends. Brad Renfro and Nick Stahl star; Larry Clark directs. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 5.1, with English and Spanish subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary by director Clark, cast and crew interviews, a music-only track and the theatrical trailer. Original MPAA rating was R; this version is unrated.

CARMEN JONES (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) is director Otto Preminger’s 1954 musical version of the story of a temptress who gets in over her head. Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte star. Aspect ratio is 2.55:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 4.0 and English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with English and Spanish subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include the theatrical trailer. There is no MPAA rating.

CAUGHT UP (Artisan Entertainment) is a 1998 thriller starring Bokeem Woodbine and Cynda Williams, directed by Darin Scott. Aspect ratio is widescreen; no sound format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is R.

CELIA CRUZ AND THE FANIA ALL STARS IN AFRICA (Pioneer Entertainment) is a new release of the Latin jazz artists in concert. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

CHILDREN OF PARADISE: CRITERION COLLECTION (Home Vision Cinema) is a new two-disc DVD release of director Marcel Carne’s 1946 classic about the travails of a French theatrical troupe during wartime (actually filmed during WWII). Aspect ratio on the black-and-white film is full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is (original language) French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, with English subtitles. Extras include audio commentary by film scholar Brian Stonehill, audio commentary by Charles Affron, a 24-page booklet including an interview with Carne, a video introduction by Terry Gilliam, a new subtitle translation, a prdocution design featurette, writer Jacques Prevert’s screen treatment, a stills gallery, filmographies on Carne and Prevert and the U.S. theatrical trailer. There is no MPAA rating.

CHUCK BERRY: ROCK & ROLL MUSIC (Pioneer Entertainment) is a 1969 feature on the rocker. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

CLEOPATRA (Hallmark Home Entertainment) is the 1999 miniseries about the Egyptian queen, starring Leonor Varela, Billy Zane and Timothy Dalton, directed by Franc Roddam. No format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. There is no MPAA rating.

COUSINS (Paramount Home Entertainment) is a 1989 English-language remake of COUSIN, COUSINE, a romantic comedy about two distant relatives who fall for each other after their spouses have a fling. Ted Danson, Isabella Rossellini, Sean Young and William L. Petersen star; Joel Schumacher directs. Aspect ratio is widescreen, enhanced for 16x9 TVs; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround and French Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, with English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is PG-13.

CRUZ, CELIA – See CELIA CRUZ AND THE FANIA ALL STARS IN AFRICA, above.

DARIA THE MOVIE: IS IT FALL YET? (Paramount Home Entertainment/MTV Home Entertainment) is a feature version of the acerbic animated MTV comedy about a sharp high-school loner. Carson Daly, David Grohl (of the Foo Fighters) and Amir Williams supply voices; directors are Anthony Davis and Aaron Augenblick. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1:33:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround. Extras include two bonus series episodes, "Fire!" and "Dye! Dye! My Darling" and the Mystik Spiral music video "Freakin’ Friends." There is no MPAA rating.

DAVE KOZ & PHIL PERRY – LIVE AT THE STRAND (Pioneer Video) features the two musicians in a 1992 concert. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

DAYDREAM BELIEVERS – THE MONKEES STORY (New Concorde Home Video) is the 2000 telefilm about the heyday of the Prefab Four, directed by Neill Fearnley. Aspect ratio is 1.33:1; no sound format information is available. Extras include audio commentary by director Fearnley. MPAA rating is PG-13.

DEADLOCK (Leo Films) is a 1997 horror film about a house infested with kobolds. Stuart Chapin directs. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

DINNER WITH FRIENDS (HBO Studios) is a 2001 drama about two couples, one of which is breaking up. Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell, Greg Kinnear and Toni Collette star; Norman Jewison directs. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo and Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, with English, Spanish and French subtitles and English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is R.

DIRTY DANCING: COLLECTOR’S EDITION (Artisan Entertainment) is the 1987 romantic musical about a teen who falls in love with a dance instructor at a summer resort. Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze star; Emile Ardolino directs. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 5.1, with English subtitles and closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary by producer/screenwriter Eleanor Bergstein, a making of featurette, the "Dirty Dancing: Live in Concert" TV special, three music videos, production notes and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG-13.

DON’T BE A MENACE TO SOUTH CENTRAL WHILE DRINKING YOUR JUICE IN THE HOOD (Miramax Home Entertainment) is a 1996 parody of inner-city dramas, starring Shawn Wayans and Marlon Wayans, directed by Paris Barclay. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is R.

THE DOORS: THE DOORS ARE OPEN – THE ROUNDHOUSE, LONDON 1968 (Pioneer Entertainment) features the band in concert in England. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

DRAGSTRIP GIRL (Buena Vista Home Entertainment), originally made for a Showtime movie series in 1994, features Mark Dacascos in a tale of drag-racing, directed by Mary Lambert. No format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is R.

EARTH (Image Entertainment) is director Sergei Eisenstein’s 1930 black-and-white drama about a collective farm in Russia. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

THE ENFORCER – See JET LI’S THE ENFORCER, below.

EUGENE O’NEILL’S THE ICEMAN COMETH (Image Entertainment) is a black-and-white, two-disc release of the 1960 Broadway production of the drama, starring Jason Robards and directed by Sidney Lumet. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

FALLING IN LOVE (Paramount Home Entertainment) is a 1984 romantic drama starring Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep as two New Yorkers who are attracted to one another, even though they are married to other people. Harvey Kietel and Dianne Wiest also star; Ulu Grosbard directs. Aspect ratio is widescreen, enhanced for 16x9 TVs; sound formats are English Dolby Digital Mono and French Dolby Digital Mono, with English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is PG-13.

FAMOUS (AKA LISA PICARD IS FAMOUS) (First Look Pictures) is a 2000 satire about a young woman trying to break into show business. Laura Kirk and Griffin Dunne star; Dunne directs. No format information is available. MPAA rating is PG-13.

FARSCAPE #10: NERVE/THE HIDDEN MEMORY (A.D. Vision) contains two episodes from the first season of the excellent science-fiction series, created by Rockne S. O’Bannon and starring Ben Browder and Claudia Black. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound formats rae English Dolby Digital 5.1 and English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround. Extras include a video profile and image gallery on the character Scorpius (Wayne Pygram) and conceptual artwork. There is no MPAA rating.

THE FIVE HEARTBEATS (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) is a 1991 musical drama about a soul-pop group in the early ‘60s. Robert Townsend directs and stars. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 4.0 and English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with English and Spanish subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include a making-of featurette, a profile on Townsend and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is R.

GET OUT YOUR HANDKERCHIEFS (Anchor Bay Entertainment) is director Bertrand Blier’s 1978 comedy drama about a group of friends in France, starring Gerard Depardieu and Carole Laure. Aspect ratio is widescreen; no sound format information is available. MPAA rating is R.

GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI (Republic Studios) is director Jim Jarmusch’s 1999 tale of an unconventional American hit man, starring Forest Whitaker. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 5.1. Extras include deleted scenes, a making-of featurette, a music video and an isolated score by the Wu-Tang Clan’s the RZA. MPAA rating is R.

GLITTER (Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment) is a 2001 musical that stars Mariah Carey as a rising singer. Vondie Curtis-Hall directs. Aspect ratios are widescreen 2.35:1 and full-screen 1.33:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1 and French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with English and French subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include an audio commentary by director Curtis-Hall, two music videos and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG-13.

GOING PLACES (Anchor Bay Entertainment) is director Bertrand Blier’s 1974 comedy drama. Aspect ratio is widescreen; no sound format information is available. MPAA rating is R.

THE GREAT TEXAS DYNAMITE CHASE (New Concorde Home Video) is a 1976 car chase movie directed by Michael Pressman. No format information is available. MPAA rating is R.

HE GOT GAME (Touchstone Home Entertainment) is director Spike Lee’s 1998 drama about a recently-released convict (Denzel Washington) trying to remake his life. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 5.1, with English closed-captioning. Extras include the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is R.

HONKY TONK FREEWAY (Anchor Bay Entertainment) is director John Schlesinger’s 1981 comedy/drama starring Beau Bridges and Beverly D’Angelo. Aspect ratio is widescreen; no sound format information is available. MPAA rating is PG.

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Buena Vista Home Entertainment) is a 1957 film version of Victor Hugo’s novel about a deformed recluse who loves a persecuted gypsy woman. Anthony Quinn and Gina Lollobrigida star; Jean Delanney directs. No format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is PG.

INSTINCT (Buena Vista Home Entertainment) is a 1999 drama about a psychiatrist (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) investigating a man (Anthony Hopkins) who lived with gorillas. Jon Turteltaub directs. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1, with English subtitles and closed-captioning. Extras include the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is R.

JAMES BROWN: BODY HEAT (Pioneer Entertainment) is a 1979 look at the Godfather of Soul. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

JAMES DEAN (Turner Home Video) is a 2001 telefilm about the actor, starring James Franco and Michael Moriarty and directed by Mark Rydell. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 5.1, with English, Spanish and French subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include cast and director career highlights and the trailer. There is no MPAA rating.

JERRY LEE LEWIS: THE STORY OF ROCK & ROLL (Pioneer Entertainment) is a 1991 look at the rocker. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

JET LI’S THE ENFORCER (Buena Vista Home Entertainment) is a 1995 action drama starring Jet Li, directed by Corey Yuen. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is unspecified, dubbed into English. MPAA rating is R.

KEEPING THE FAITH (Buena Vista Home Entertainment) is a 2000 romantic comedy directed by Edward Norton, who stars with Ben Stiller and Jenna Elfman in a tale of two men of the cloth falling for their old childhood gal pal. Extras include audio commentary by director Norton and writer producer Stuart Blumberg, 21 minutes of deleted footage and an eight-minute outtake reel. MPAA rating is PG-13.

KING, B.B. – See B.B. KING: SWEET 16, above.

KISS OF THE DRAGON (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) is a 2001 actioner starring Jet Le as an honorable Chinese police detective in France. Bridget Fonda and Tcheky Karyo also star; Chris Nahan directs. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround and Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with English closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary by director Nahan and actors Lee and Fonda, four making-of featurettes, two storyboards, a stills gallery and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is R.

KOZ, DAVE – See DAVE KOZ & PHIL PERRY, above.

LE MAGNIFIQUE (Image Entertainment) is director Philippe de Broca’s 1973 action thriller starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jacqueline Bisset. Aspect ratio is widescreen; no sound format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

LEWIS, JERRY LEE – See JERRY LEE LEWIS, above.

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL (Miramax Home Entertainment) is director Roberto Benigni’s 1998 Best Foreign Language Oscar-winning comedy/drama about a man trying to keep his family together during the Holocaust. Beningni also stars. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are (original language) Italian Dolby Digital 5.1 and English (dubbed) 5.1, with English subtitles and closed-captioning. Extras include the Academy Awards TV commercial, a making-of featurette and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG-13.

LIFE WITH JUDY GARLAND: ME AND MY SHADOWS (Buena Vista Home Entertainment) is a 2001 TV miniseries about the performer, starring Judy Davis and directed by Robert Allan Ackerman. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo and French Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, with English subtitles and closed-captioning. Extras include commentary by director Ackerman, Garland’s real-life sister Lorna Luft and costume designer Donna Granada, a making-of featurette and deleted scenes. MPAA rating is PG.

LIGHT IT UP (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) is a 1999 drama about a high school taken hostage, directed by Craig Bolotin and starring Forest Whitaker, Rosario Dawson and Judd Nelson. Aspect ratio is widescreen; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround and French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with English and Spanish subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include the theatrical trailer and the TV spot. MPAA rating is R.

LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE (Buena Vista Home Entertainment) is director Alfonso Arau’s 1993 romantic fantasy starring Lumi Cavazos. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are (original language) Spanish Dolby Digital 2. 0 Stereo and English (dubbed) Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, with English subtitles. MPAA rating is R.

LITTLE RICHARD: KEEP ON ROCKIN’ (Pioneer Entertainment) is a 1969 look at the performer. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

LITTLE VOICE (Miramax Home Entertainment) is director Mark Herman’s 1998 film adaptation of the stage play about a reclusive young woman with a terrific gift for mimicry in song. Jane Horrocks, Brenda Blethyn, Michael Caine and Ewan McGregor star. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 5.1, with English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is R.

THE LOST SON (Artisan Entertainment) is a 1999 drama directed by Chris Menges, starring Daniel Auteuil and Nastassja Kinski. Aspect ratio is widescreen; no sound format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is R.

MAGNIFIQUE – See LE MAGNIFIQUE, above.

MARJORIE MORNINGSTAR (Republic Entertainment) is a 1958 drama about a young woman striving to break into show business. Natalie Wood and Gene Kelly star; Irving Rapper directs. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

MARVIN’S ROOM (Miramax Home Entertainment) is a 1996 drama, based on the play about a family brought together by illness. Meryl Streep, Diane Keaton and Leonardo DiCaprio star; Jerry Zaks directs. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is PG-13.

MOTHERSHIP CONNECTION (Pioneer Entertainment) is a new DVD of George Clinton performing. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

MUSIC OF THE HEART (Buena Vista Home Entertainment) is a two-disc release of the fact-based 1999 drama about an inner-city music teacher who got her students all the way to Carnegie Hall. Meryl Streep, Angela Bassett, Gloria Estefan and Aidan Quinn star; Wes Craven directs. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1 and French Dolby Digital 5.1. Extras include commentary by director Craven and producer Marianne Maddalena, the 77-minute documentary "Small Wonder," a making-of featurette, a behind-the-scenes at Carnegie Hall featurette, deleted scenes with audio commentary, interviews with musicians and scenes with deleted score. MPAA rating is PG.

NEWSIES (Walt Disney Home Entertainment) is a 1992 musical about Depression-era newsboys, starring Christian Bale and directed by Kenny Ortega. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround and Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with English and Spanish subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary by the filmmakers, two making-of featurettes, a featurette on the newspaper strike, storyboards with commentary and a singalong feature. MPAA rating is PG.

NINE INCH NAILS LIVE – AND ALL THAT COULD HAVE BEEN (Universal Studios Home Video/Interscope) is a two-disc, 2002 release. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

NINE INCH NAILS LIVE – AND ALL THAT COULD HAVE BEEN (Universal Studios Home Video/Interscope) DTS version. See above.

OTIS REDDING: REMEMBERING OTIS (Pioneer Entertainment) is a 1989 release on the soul singer. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

PAVILION OF WOMEN (Universal Studios Home Video) is a 2001 drama starring William Dafoe as a clergyman in early 20th-century China. Ho Yim directs. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English DTS, English Dolby Digital 5.1 and French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with English closed-captioning. Extras include the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is R.

THE PERFECT WIFE (York Home Video) is a 2000 thriller starring Perry King and Lesley-Anne Down, directed by Don E. FauntLeRoy. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

PERRY, PHIL – See DAVE KOZ & PHIL PERRY, above.

THE POINTER SISTERS: ALL NIGHT LONG (Pioneer Entertainment) is a 1974 feature on the group. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

PURPLE NOON (Buena Vista Home Entertainment) is director Rene Clement’s 1996 French-language version of Patricia Highsmith’s novel "The Talented Mr. Ripley" starring Alain Delon. No format information is available. MPAA rating is PG-13.

REDDING, OTIS – See OTIS REDDING, above.

THE RETURN OF MARTIN GUERRE (Fox Lorber) is the acclaimed 1982 drama about a man who comes home after seven years, to some suspicion that he’s not who he claims to be. Gerard Depardieu and Nathanlie Baye star; Daniel Vigne directs. Aspect ratio is 1.66:1; sound format is (original language) French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, with English subtitles. Extras include production notes. There is no MPAA rating.

RIPPER: LETTER FROM HELL (Studio Home Entertainment) is a 2001 thriller about Jack the Ripper, starring Bruce Payne and Jurgen Prochnow, directed by John Eyres. Aspect ratio is widescreen; no sound format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is R.

ROBINSON CRUSOE (Buena Vista Home Entertainment) is a 2001 TV version of the Daniel Defoe novel about a shipwreck survivor, starring Pierce Brosnan, William Takaku, James Frain and Ian Hart, directed by Rod Hardy and George Miller. No format information is available. MPAA rating is PG-13.

ROCK STAR (Warner Home Video) stars Mark Wahlberg and Jennifer Aniston is a 2001 music drama about a tribute band singer who finds himself performing in the big leagues. Stephen Herek directs. No format information is available. MPAA rating is R.

ROOTS (Warner Home Video) is a three-disc set of the groundbreaking 1977 miniseries about slavery and writer Alex Haley’s ancestors, starring LeVar Burton, Louis Gossett Jr. and Edward Asner. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono and Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, with English, Spanish and French subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include commentary by executive producer David L. Wolper and actors Burton, Asner, Cicely Tyson, John Amos, Sandy Duncan, Leslie Uggams and makeup designer Stan Winston, a making-of featurette and DVD-ROM features. There is no MPAA rating.

SABRINA (Paramount Home Entertainment) is a 1995 remake of the romantic comedy about a chauffeur’s daughter whose employers fall for her. Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond and Greg Kinnear star; Sydney Pollack directs. Aspect ratio is widescreen, enhanced for 16x9 TVs; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround and French Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, with English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is PG.

SENSELESS (Dimension Home Video) is a 1998 drug comedy starring Marlon Wayans and David Spade, directed by Penelope Spheeris. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 5.1, with English subtitles and closed-captioning. MPAA rating is R.

SHAKUR, TUPAC – See TUPAC SHAKUR, below.

SHE’S ALL THAT (Miramax Home Entertainment) is a 1999 teen romantic comedy starring Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Rachael Leigh Cook, directed by Robert Iscove. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with English closed-captioning. Extras include the Sixpence None the Richer music video "Kiss Me." MPAA rating is PG-13.

THE 6TH DAY: SPECIAL EDITION (Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment) is two-disc release of the 2000 science-fiction thriller in which a helicopter pilot, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, discovers that he’s been cloned. Robert Duvall, Tony Goldwyn and Michael Rooker also star; Roger Spottiswoode directs. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1, French, Spanish and Portuguese, with English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese and Thai subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include a Showtime making-of featurette, nine other making-of featurettes, audio commentary by composer Trevor Rabin with an isolated 5.1 score, three storyboard comparisons, two animatics, the RePet infomercial, filmographies on director and cast, production notes, the theatrical trailer and TV spot. MPAA rating is R.

SOUL FOOD (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) is the 1997 comedy/drama about a large extended family, starraing Vanessa L. Williams and Vivica A. Rox,directed by George Tillman, Jr. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround and French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with English and Spanish subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary from director Tillman, excerpts from the "Soul Food" cookbook and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is R.

STUDS TERKEL’S WORKING: BROADWAY THEATRE ARCHIVE (Image Entertainment) is a 1982 production of the musical, featuring James Taylor, Barry Bostwick, Charles Durning and Barbara Hershey. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

SWEET TORONTO (Pioneer Entertainment) features John Lennon in concert in Canada in 1971. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

THE 13th WARRIOR (Buena Vista Home Entertainment) is director John McTiernan’s action-filled 1999 adaptation of Michael Crichton’s novel that retells the Beowulf saga from the point of view of an Arab scribe who gets caught up in Norse warfare. Antonio Banderas stars. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1 and French Dolby Digital 5.1, with English closed-captioning. Extras include the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is R.

THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE – See WILLIAM SAROYAN’S THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE, below.

TOMBSTONE: VISTA SERIES (Buena Vista Home Entertainment) is director George P. Cosmatos’ 1993 Western drama about the events leading up to the famous OK Corral showdown, starring Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound formats are English DTS and English Dolby Digital 5.1, THX certified, with Spanish and French subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include commentary by director Cosmatos, three making-of featurettes, an interactive storyline, actual newspaper accounts of events, the director’s storyboards, a map and DVD-ROM features. MPAA rating is R.

TORTILLA SOUP (Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment) is a 2001 comedy/drama about an L.A. patriarch and his daughters. Hector Elizondo stars; Maria Ripoli directs. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1 and Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with English and Spanish subtitles and English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is PG-13.

TRON: 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION (Walt Disney Home Entertainment) is the 1982 science-fiction fantasy, with pioneering CGI effects, about a man who finds himself battling a world within a computer. Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner and David Warner star; Steven Listberger directs. Aspect ratio is 2.20:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 5.1, with Spanish and French subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include an 88-minute making-of documentary, deleted scenes, audio commentary by director Listberger, producer Donald Kushner and visual effects supervisors Harrison Ellenshaw and Richard Taylor and a photo gallery. MPAA rating is PG.

TUPAC SHAKUR – BEFORE I WAKE (Xenon Studios) is a new documentary about the rapper, directed by Sean Long. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

TWO WOMEN (Koch Vision Video) is the acclaimed 1961 black-and-white drama starring Sophia Loren and Jean-Paul Belmondo, directed by Vittorio De Sica. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

VIGILANTE (Anchor Bay Entertainment) is a 1983 actioner starring Robert Forster and Fred Williamson, directed by William Lustig. Aspect ratio is widescreen; sound format is English DTS, with English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is R.

WAITING TO EXHALE (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) is the popular 1995 drama about four women friends in Arizona, starring Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine and Lela Rochon; Forest Whitaker directs. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround and French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with English and Spanish subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is R.

WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER (USA Home Entertainment) is a 2001 teen movie parody, starring Janeane Garofalo and David Hyde Pierce, directed by David Wain. Aspect ratio is widescreen; no sound format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is R.

WILLIAM SAROYAN’S THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE: BROADWAY THEATRE ARCHIVES (Image Entertainment) stars Patti LuPone and Kevin Kline in a 1976 production, directed by Kirk Browning, with narration by Saroyan. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR (Fox Lorber) stars Gerard Depardieu and Fanny Ardant in director Francois Truffaut’s 1981 drama about two ex-lovers married to other people. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is (original language) French Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo with English subtitles. Extras include production notes and a collection of Truffaut trailers. MPAA rating is R.

THE WOODSTOCK JAZZ FESTIVAL (Pioneer Entertainment) is a 1981 documentary. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

WORKING – See STUDS TERKEL’S WORKING, above.

YOUNG AT HEART (Republic International) is a 1954 musical starring Doris Day and Frank Sinatra, directed by Gordon Douglas. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.







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