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DVDs Nov. 6-12, 2001  Print E-mail
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Written by Abbie Bernstein   
Thursday, 08 November 2001

BABY BOY (Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment), released theatrically earlier this year, is about the strivings for maturity by a 20-something African American man who still lives with his mother, even though he’s got kids of his own. Omar Gooding, Tyrese and Ving Rhames star; John Singleton directs. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround and French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with English, French, Chinese, Korean and Thai subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include an audio commentary from director Singleton, a making-of featurette, storyboard-to-film comparisons, deleted and alternate scenes, a music video, outtakes, production notes and the trailer. MPAA rating is R.

BROTHER CADFAEL: THE RAVEN IN THE FOREGATE (Acorn Media) is this year’s adaptation of one of Ellis Peters’ novels about a mystery-solving medieval monk (Derek Jacobi). Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo. Extras include an audio commentary from actor Jacobi, a production scrapbook and a biography and booklist of author Peters. There is no MPAA rating.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND: LIVE IN NEW YORK CITY (Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment) is a two-disc 2001 concert DVD featuring the Boss and his crew. Aspect ratio full-screen is 1.33:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1 and English PCM Stereo. Extras include the New York City Serenade featurette, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band with Bob Costas and production stills. There is no MPAA rating.

COOL HAND LUKE (Warner Home Video) is the 1967 chain-gang film that gave us the line "What we have here is a failure to communicate." Paul Newman, George Kennedy and Strother Martin star; Stuart Rosenberg directs. Aspect ratios are widescreen 2.55:1 and full-screen 1.33:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital Mono, French Dolby Digital Mono and Spanish Dolby Digital Mono, with English, Spanish and French subtitles. Extras include production notes and the theatrical trailer. There is no MPAA rating.

DANGEROUS BEAUTY (Warner Home Video) is an entertaining if over-the-top 1998 historical romance about a free-spirited courtesan in Italy during the time of the Inquisition. Catherine McCormack, Rufus Sewell and Oliver Platt star; Marshall Herskovitz 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 5.1, with English and French subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include production notes and three theatrical trailers. MPAA rating is R.

DIZZY GILLESPIE – LIVE AT THE ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL, LONDON (Pioneer Video) is a 1989 concert film of the jazz great performing with the United Nations Orchestra. Aspect ratio is widescreen; sound format is Dolby Digital. There is no MPAA rating.

DOLORES CLAIBORNE (Warner Home Video) is a 1995 adaptation of Stephen King’s novel about a widow who is accused of murder and may have committed other crimes in the past. Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh and David Strathairn star; Taylor Hackford directs. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround and French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with English and French subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include an audio commentary from director Hackford and production notes. MPAA rating is R.

DOMINICK AND EUGENE (MGM/UA Home Entertainment) is a 1988 drama about a young man (Ray Liotta) caring for his mentally disabled older brother (Thomas Hulce). Robert M. Young directs. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo and Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, with English, Spanish and French subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG-13.

DR. ZHIVAGO (Warner Home Video) is a two-disc release of the epic historical romance, based on Boris Pasternak’s novel about a doctor caught up in the Russian Revolution. Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin and Rod Steiger star; David Lean directs. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 5.1, with English closed-captioning. Extras include an audio commentary track from actors Sharif and Steiger and Lean’s widow Sandra Lean, Sharif’s introduction, a 30th anniversary making-of featurette, 10 vintage featurettes on the film and its stars, a music-only track of the Oscar and Grammy-winning score with commentary by composer Maurice Jarre, sound bites from cast and director interviews, footage of the 1965 premiere, cast and director highlights and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG-13.

EMMETT OTTER’S JUG-BAND CHRISTMAS (Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment) is a 1977 family holiday special from the Henson Company (the folks who bring us the Muppets), with the late great Jim Henson and Frank Oz supplying character voices. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1 and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, with English, French and Spanish subtitles. There is no MPAA rating (but a "G" sensibility is a safe bet).

EMPIRE OF THE SUN (Warner Home Video) is director Steven Spielberg’s 1987 adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s quasi-autobiographical book about an English boy coming of age in a WWII Japanese prison camp. Christian Bale, John Malkovich and Nigel Havers star. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround and French, with English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Thai subtitles and English closed-captioning. Sound track has been remixed and the digital transfer is new as of this year. Extras include a making-of featurette. MPAA rating is PG.

FOR LOVE OR COUNTRY: THE ARTURO SANDOVAL STORY (HBO Studios) is a 2000 made-for-cable fact-based drama about Cuban jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, played by Andy Garcia. Charles S. Dutton plays Dizzy Gillespie; Mia Maestro and Gloria Estefan also star. Joseph Sargent directs. No aspect ratio information is available; sound format is English Dolby Digital, with English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is PG-13.

FORT APACHE, THE BRONX (HBO Studios) is a 1981 drama about a beleaguered police station. Paul Newman and Edward Asner star; Daniel Petrie directs. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround and Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with English, Spanish and French subtitles and English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is R.

FREQUENCY (New Line Home Entertainment), released theatrically last year, is an unexpectedly touching and suspenseful fantasy/thriller about a man (Jim Caviezel) who finds a way to use an antique radio to send messages into the past to save his fireman father (Dennis Quaid), but with consequences that keep changing the present. Gregory Hoblit directs from a script by Toby Emmerich. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1 and English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with English subtitles and closed-captioning. Extras include an audio commentary track from director Hoblit, an audio commentary track from writer/producer Emmerich and his brother, actor Noah Emmerich, a 5.1 isolated music score with commentary by composer Michael Kamen, an animated solar gallery, a script-to-screen feature and the trailer. MPAA rating is PG-13.

THE GOLDEN BOWL (Vidmark/Trimark), released theatrically last year, is another period Merchant/Ivory film (producer Ismail Merchant, director James Ivory) based on the Henry James novel about a romantic quadrangle: 1920s robber baron (Nick Nolte), his adored daughter (Kate Beckinsale), the daughter’s school friend (Uma Thurman), who marries the father to get close to her ex-lover (Jeremy Northam), who is the daughter’s husband. Anjelica Huston also stars. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1 and French (no format specified), with English and Spanish subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include an audio commentary from the production team and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is R.

GREGORY’S GIRL (MGM/UA Home Entertainment) is a charming 1980 Scottish comedy about a high-school boy (John Gordon Sinclair) trying to get a romance going. Dee Hepburn also stars; Bill Forsyth directs. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, with English, Spanish and French subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG.

HANNAH AND HER SISTERS (MGM/UA Home Entertainment) is director Woody Allen’s well-regarded 1986 comedy/drama about three sisters (played by Barbara Hershey, Dianne Wiest and Mia Farrow) and their respective relationships. Michael Caine also stars. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono and French Dolby Digital Mono, with English, Spanish and French subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG-13.

THE HUDSUCKER PROXY (Warner Home Video), directed by Joel Coen and written by Ethan & Joel Coen, is a 1994 comedy, set during the ‘30s, satirizing corporate climbing via the invention of the hula hoop. Tim Robbins, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Paul Newman star. Aspect ratios are widescreen 1.85:1 and full-screen 1.33:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround and French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with English and French subtitles and English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is PG.

KELLY’S HEROES (Warner Home Video) is a 1970 action comedy about a group of soldiers looking for post-WWII treasure. Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Donald Sutherland and Don Rickles star; Brian G. Hutton directs. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 5.1, with English and French subtitles and English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is PG.

LEGALLY BLONDE (MGM/UA Home Entertainment), released theatrically earlier this year, stars Reese Witherspoon as a ditzy but smart law school novice. Luke Wilson also stars. Robert Luketic directs this well-reviewed comedy. Aspect ratios are widescreen 2.35:1 and full-screen 1.33:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround and Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with English, Spanish and French subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include an audio commentary track with director Luketic, an audio commentary track with actress Witherspoon, deleted scenes with introductions from the director, two making-of featurettes and a trivia subtitle track. MPAA rating is PG-13.

LIBERTY HEIGHTS (Warner Home Video) is director Barry Levinson’s intelligent, touching 1999 comedy/drama about two Jewish boys (Adrien Brody, Ben Foster) dealing with religious and ethnic integration in late ‘50s Baltimore, with a great early rock soundtrack. Joe Mantegna and Bebe Neuwirth also star. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 5.1, with English closed-captioning. Extras include cast and crew interviews, a deleted scene with director introduction, a music-only (with songs) track, a theatrical trailer and a trailer for Levinson’s first Baltimore film, 1982’s DINER. MPAA rating is R.

THE LONGEST DAY (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) is a 1962 all-star black-and-white action drama about the WWII Normandy Beach landing, directed by Bernhard Wick and Andrew Marton. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.0, English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround and French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, with English and Spanish subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is G.

MacARTHUR (Universal Studios Home Video) is a 1977 WWII drama about the famed U.S. general. Gregory Peck and Ed Flanders star; Joseph Sargent directs. Aspect ratio is widescreen; no sound format information is available. MPAA rating is PG.

MAD CITY (Warner Home Video) is a 1997 drama about a cynical newsman (Dustin Hoffman) exploiting a trapped bank robber (John Travolta). Costa-Gavras 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, Spanish and French subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include the theatrical trailer and TV spots. MPAA rating is PG-13.

MAFIA! (Buena Vista Home Entertainment) is a 1998 farce starring Jay Mohr and Christina Applegate, directed by Jim Abrahams (one-third of the team that created AIRPLANE!). Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; soundformat is English Dolby Digital 5.1, with English subtitles and closed-captioning. Extras include a making-of featurette. MPAA rating is PG-13.

A MAN OF FLOWERS (Image Entertainment) is director Paul Cox’s 1983 Australian comedy about an older artist who develops a fondness for a model. Norman Kaye and Chris Haywood star. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo. There is no MPAA rating.

MEMPHIS BELLE (Warner Home Video) is a fact-based 1990 drama about a WWII bomber crew. Matthew Modine and Eric Stoltz star; Michael Caton-Jones directs. Aspect ratios are widescreen 1.85:1 and full-screen 1.33:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround and Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, with English, Spanish and French subtitles. Extras include production notes and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG-13.

MIAMI RHAPSODY (Buena Vista Home Entertainment) is a 1995 romantic comedy about a young woman (Sarah Jessica Parker) questioning her own choices in the face of her parents’ infidelities. Antonio Banderas also stars; David Frankel 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.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S SEX COMEDY (MGM/UA Home Entertainment) is director Woody Allen’s 1982 comedy about three couples on vacation together. Mia Farrow, Mary Steenburgen and Julie Hagerty star. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, with English, Spanish and French subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG.

MIDWAY (Universal Studios Home Video) is a 1976 fact-based action drama about the famous WWII naval battle. Charlton Heston and Henry Fonda star; Jack Smight directs. Aspect ratio is widescreen; no sound format information is available. Extras include a making-of featurette, a featurette on composer John Williams, additional scenes from the network TV version and a featurette on Sensurround sound. MPAA rating is PG.

THE MOSQUITO COAST (Warner Home Video) is director Peter Weir’s drama about an inventor (Harrison Ford) going to pieces when he moves his family to a remote area in South America. Helen Mirren and River Phoenix also star. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround and French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with English and French subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG.

MTV’S INSIDE FEAR (Paramount Home Entertainment) is a documentary about the MTV "reality" series. Aspect ratio is 1.33:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital Surround, with English subtitles and closed-captioning. There is no MPAA rating.

A MUPPET FAMILY CHRISTMAS (Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment) is a 1996 special with the Muppet gang. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 2.0, French Dolby Digital 2.0 and Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0, with English closed-captioning. There is no MPAA rating.

OF MICE AND MEN (MGM/UA Home Entertainment) is director Gary Sinise’s 1992 film version of John Steinbeck’s Depression-era novel about a migrant worker (played by Sinise) trying to watch out for his physically powerful but mentally confused buddy (John Malkovich). Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo and Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, with English, Spanish and French subtitles. Extras include the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG-13.

ONCE IN THE LIFE (Vidmark/Trimark) is Laurence Fishburne’s directorial/screenwriting debut. Fishburne stars as a small-time criminal in big-time trouble after robbing the wrong man. Aspect ratio is widescreen; no sound format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is R.

PATTON (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) is a two-disc release of the multi-Oscar-winning (including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director) 1970 film about the WWII general. George C. Scott stars; Franklin J. Schaffner 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 Stereo, THX certified, with English and Spanish subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include a making-of featurette, an audio history on Patton’s speech and an isolated music score. MPAA rating is PG.

THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO (MGM/UA Home Entertainment) is Woody Allen’s 1985 comedy/drama/fantasy about a woman (Mia Farrow) whose favorite movie comes to life. Jeff Daniels also stars. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; 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 the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG.

RADIO DAYS (MGM/UA Home Entertainment) is a 1987 comedy/drama from director Woody Allen, starring Dianne Wiest, Danny Aiello and Mia Farrow. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono and Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, with English, French and Spanish subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG.

THE RAT PACK (HBO Studios) is a 1998 docudrama about Frank Sinatra and his showbiz pals, starring Ray Liotta, Joe Mantegna, Angus McFadyen and Don Cheadle, directed by Rob Cohen. No aspect ratio information is available; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround and Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with English, Spanish and French subtitles and English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is R.

THE REMAINS OF THE DAY: SPECIAL EDITION (Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment) stars Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson as emotionally repressed servants in an English manor house during WWII in this 1993 adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel. James Ivory directs. Aspect ratio is widescreen, enhanced for 16x9 TVs; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1 and English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French, Spanish and Portuguese, with English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean and Thai subtitles. Extras include an audio commentary track from director Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant, new interviews with actors Hopkins, Thompson and Christopher Reeve, deleted scenes and location footage. MPAA rating is PG.

SCHLOCK! (Anchor Bay Entertainment) is director/writer John Landis’ joyously goofy 1973 feature film debut, a send-up of monster movies in which the filmmaker stars under heavy Rick Baker ape makeup as a homicidal missing link who falls in love with a blind woman. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono. Extras include an audio commentary by Landis and Baker, a stills gallery, the theatrical trailer and radio spots. MPAA rating is PG.

THE SOPRANOS SECOND SEASON (Warner Home Video) is a four-disc set of Season 2 of the HBO series about the Mob family. James Gandolfini (who just won a Best Actor Emmy for Season 3), Edie Falco and Nancy Marchand star; David Chase is the series creator. Aspect ratio is 1.66:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Frency Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo and Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, with English subtitles. Extras include four director commentary tracks and two making-of featurettes. There is no MPAA rating.

SOUTH PARK: TIMMY (Warner Home Video) contains three episodes of the animated series, "Timmy 2000," "4th Grade" and "Helen Keller the Musical." Aspect ratio is 1.33:1; no sound format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

SOUTH PARK: WINTER WONDERLAND (Warner Home Video) contains four episodes of the animated series, "A Very Crappy Christmas," "Are You There, God? It’s Me, Jesus," "Cartman’s Silly Hate Crime 2000" and "Something You Can Do With Your Finger." Aspect ratio is 1.33:1; no sound format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

A STAR IS BORN: LIMITED EDITION (Creative Design Arts) is a boxed set of the 1954 musical drama about show business, starring Judy Garland and James Mason, directed by George Cukor. Aspect ratio is 2.55:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 5.1, with English and French subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include a deleted musical number, three alternate clips of "The Man That Got Away," original recording session music, a report by Jack Warner with previously unseen footage, eight lobby card prints, a one-sheet poster, six black-and-white stills, trailers from the 1937, 1954 and 1976 versions of the film, network coverage of the premiere and post-premiere parties and filmographies on the stars and director. MPAA rating is PG.

STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE – DIRECTOR’S EDITION (Paramount Home Entertainment) is the 1979 feature film debut of the Starship Enterprise, with William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley all at their places on the bridge. Robert Wise directs. Aspect ratio is widescreen, enhanced for 16x9 TVs; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and English Dolby Digital Surround, with English subtitles and closed-captioning. Extras include a group audio commentary with director Wise, photographic effects director Douglas Trumbull, special photographic effects supervisor John Dykstra, composer Jerry Goldsmith and actor Stephen Collins, text commentary by Michael Okuda, three retrospective making-of featurettes with cast and crew intereviews; five additional scenes, trims and outtakes, 11 deleted scenes (from the 1983 TV version) a storyboard archieve, original teaser trailer, original theatrical trailer, new DVD trailer, eight TV commercials and a trailer for the ENTERPRISE series. MPAA rating is PG.

STEAL THIS MOVIE! (Vidmark/Trimark) is a lively 2000 drama about the life of ‘60s radical Abbie Hoffman. Vincent D’Onofrio and Janeane Garofalo star; Robert Greenwald directs. Aspect ratio is widescreen anamorphic; sound format is English Dolby Digital 5.1, with English, Spanish and French subtitles. Extras include audio commentary from actors D’Onofrio and Garofalo and filmmaker Greenwald, a making-of featurette, behind the scenes footage, storyboard comparisons, production artwork, Pig for President spots, music promos, interviews and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is R.

SUBWAY (Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment) is a 1985 thriller, directed by Luc Besson, starring Christopher Lambert as a safecracker who takes refuge in the Paris subway system. Isabelle Adjani also stars. Aspect ratio is widescreen; no sound format information is available (the original soundtrack is in French); there is English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is R.

THE THIN RED LINE – DTS VERSION (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) is director Terrence Malick’s epic, somewhat surreal 1999 film about soldiers in the Pacific in WWII. Sean Penn and Jim Caviezel head the cast. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound formats are English DTS, English Dolby Digital 5.1 and English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with English and Spanish subtitles and English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is R.

TWELVE O’CLOCK HIGH (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) is a 1949 black-and-white drama about an American bomber squadron in England during WWII. Gregory Peck and Dean Jagger star; Henry King directs. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono and French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, with English closed-captioning. There is no MPAA rating.

VON RYAN’S EXPRESS (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) stars Frank Sinatra and Trevor Howard in a 1965 action/adventure film, directed by Mark Robson. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono and French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, with English and Spanish subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG.

WITHOUT LIMITS (Warner Home Video) is one of two films about Olympic track athlete Steve Prefontaine. This one has uncommon insights into the nature of disagreements between athletes and their trainers. Billy Crudup and Donald Sutherland star; Robert Towne directs. Aspect ratios are widescreen 1.85:1 and full-screen 1.33:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1 and French Dolby Digital 5.1, with English and French subtitles. Extras include production notes and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG-13.

ZELIG (MGM/UA Home Entertainment) is director Woody Allen’s 1993 black-and-white mock-documentary, in which Allen stars as a man who can adapt to any surroundings. Aspect ratio is 1.85; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono and Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, with English closed-captioning. Extras include the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG.







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