DVDs Mar. 12-18, 2002 
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Written by Abbie Bernstein   
Tuesday, 12 March 2002

ANDRE (Paramount Home Entertainment) is a 1994 fact-based film about an orphaned seal (played by a sea lion) who befriends a little girl. Keith Caradine, Tina Majorino and Joshua Jackson star. 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 subtitles and closed-captioning. MPAA rating is PG.

BENATAR, PAT – See PAT BENATAR, below.

THE BEST OF THE BLUES BROTHERS (Rhino Home Entertainment) is a 1997 compilation of the John Belushi/Dan Aykroyd double act. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

BONECRUSHERS (BCI Eclipse Ltd.) is a 1974 actioner starring Sammo Hung. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

CAMPBELL, GLEN – See GLEN CAMPBELL, below.

DAVE MASON – LIVE AT PERKINS PALACE (BCI Eclipse Ltd.) features the performer in a 1982 concert. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

THE EDUCATION OF LITTLE TREE (Paramount Home Entertainment) is a 1997 drama about a Cherokee/white boy’s Depression-era childhood with his kindly bootlegger grandfather. James Cromwell, Tantoo Cardinal and Joseph Ashton star; Richard Friedenberg directs. 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 subtitles and closed-captioning. MPAA rating is PG.

GEORGE WASHINGTON – CRITERION COLLECTION (Home Vision Entertainment) has nothing to do with the first U.S. president and is instead an acclaimed 2000 drama about friendship between poor children. David Gordon Green directs. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround. Extras include audio commentary from director Green, director of photography Tim Orr and actor Paul Schneider, a deleted scene with commentary, Green’s short films "Pleasant Grove" with commentary and "Physical Pinball," a Charlie Rose interview with Green, interviews with the cast and the short film "A Day With the Boys."

GLEN CAMPBELL IN CONCERT (Image Entertainment) features the singer/songwriter in a 2001 performance. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1 and English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo. Extras include a 19-minute making-of featurette, a photo gallery, a discography and biography. There is no MPAA rating.

HEIST (Warner Home Video) is director/writer David Mamet’s 2001 crime drama starring Gene Hackman, Delroy Lindo, Danny DeVito and Sam Rockwell. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1 and French Dolby Digital 5.1, with English, Spanish and French subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is R.

HOMICIDAL (Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment) is a 1961 black-and-white horror film, directed by William Castle. No format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. There is no MPAA rating.

HORROR 101 (Key East Entertainment) is a 2000 thriller set at a school, featuring Bo Derek. James Glenn Dudelson directs. No format information is available. MPAA rating is PG-13.

JOYRIDE (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) is a bright, scary 2001 thriller about two brothers and their female friend who run afoul of a psychotic trucker on a cross-country trip. Steve Zahn, Paul Walker and Leelee Sobieski star; John Dahl 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 audio commentary by director Dahl, actors Zahn and Sobieski and writers Clay Tarver and J.J. Abrams, a 29-minute alternate ending, four other alternate endings, voice auditions for the villain, a making-of short, a deleted scene and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is R.

JULIET OF THE SPIRITS – CRITERION COLLECTION (Home Vision Entertainment) is director Federico Fellini’s famed 1965 drama starring Giuletta Masina. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is (original language) Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, with English subtitles. Extras include a 19-minute interview with Fellini and the theatrical trailer. The DVD is made from a new transfer. There is no MPAA rating.

KISS: LIVE IN LAS VEGAS (Passport International) features the band in concert. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

LASSIE (Paramount Home Entertainment) is a 1994 film about the heroic collie and her human friends, starring Tom Guiry, Helen Slater, Jon Tenney and Michelle Williams, directed by Daniel Petrie. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital Surround and French Dolby Digital Stereo, with English subtitles and closed-captioning. MPAA rating is PG.

LIAM (Studio Home Entertainment) is a wrenching 2000 British drama, set during the Depression, told from the point of view of a little boy who sees his unemployed father (Ian Hart) turn to Fascism. Stephen Frears directs. No format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is R.

THE LIGHT AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD (Image Entertainment) is a 1971 fantasy/adventure starring Kirk Douglas, Yul Brynner and Samatha Eggar, directed by Kevin Billington. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono. MPAA rating is PG.

MASON, DAVE – See DAVE MASON, above.

THE MONKEY’S MASK (Ventura Distribution) is an Australian thriller about a lesbian detective investigating a murder. Susie Porter and Kelly McGillis star; Samantha Lang directs. Aspect ratio is widescreen; no sound format information is available. MPAA rating is R.

MR. SARDONICUS (Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment) is a black-and-white 1961 horror film starring Oskar Homolka, directed by William Castle. Aspect ratio is widescreen; no sound format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. There is no MPAA rating.

NEW FIST OF FURY (Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment) is a 1976 Jackie Chan actioner directed by Wei Lo. Aspect ratio is widescreen; no sound format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. There is no MPAA rating.

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: MILLENNIUM EDITION (Elite Entertainment) is a new release of director George A. Romero’s influential 1968 black-and-white horror movie about flesh-eating zombies. Duane Jones and Judith O’Dea star. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1 and English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, THX certified. Extras include audio commentary by director Romero and cast members, a parody short film, a photo gallery, the history of Romero’s filmmaking company, scenes from the "lost" Romero film THERE’S ALWAYS VANILLA, a video interview with Judith Ridley and interview with actor Jones, posters and collectibles, props the shooting script, personal scrapbooks of the cast, TV spots and short films by Romero and liner notes by Romero and Stephen King. There is no MPAA rating.

THE ORDER (Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment) is a 2001 political thriller starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Charlton Heston, directed by Sheldon Lettich. Aspect ratios are widescreen 1.85:1 and full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 5.1, with English and French subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is R.

PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO LIVE (Sony Music/Important) features the rocker couple in a 2001 performance. Aspect ratio is 1.33:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo. Extras include a digital video tour book, four new songs, and 18-minute interview and band biographies. There is no MPAA rating.

ROMEO & JULIET – See WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S ROMEO + JULIET, below.

SEXY BEAST (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) is a 2001 British crime drama that has earned Ben Kingsley a Best Supporting Oscar nomination for his role as a psychotic gangster trying to bully a retired colleague (Ray Winstone, who is equally good) back into the game. Jonathan Glazer directs. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1 and English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with Spanish subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include commentary by Kingsley and producer Jeremy Thomas, a making-of featurette, the theatrical trailer and TV spots. MPAA rating is R.

SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM – See WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S ROMEO + JULIET, below.

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: NAUTICAL NONSENSE AND SPONGE BUDDIES (Paramount Home Entertainment) contain of five episodes each, for a total of 10, of the animated adventures of a yellow sea sponge and his friends. Aspect ratio is full-frame 1.33:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital Surround, with English subtitles and closed-captioning. Extras include a music video and making-of featurettes. There is no MPAA rating.

STRAIT-JACKET (Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment) is a 1964 black-and-white horror film, directed by William Castle. Aspect ratio is widescreen; no sound format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. There is no MPAA rating.

TO KILL WITH INTRIGUE (Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment) is a 1977 Jackie Chan action thriller, directed by Wei Lo. Aspect ratio is widescreen; no sound format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. There is no MPAA rating.

THE WASH (Trimark Home Entertainment) is a 2001 comedy set at a car wash, starring Dr. Dre and Snoop Doggy Dogg, directed by D.J. Pooh. Aspect ratio is widescreen; no sound format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is R.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S ROMEO + JULIET – SPECIAL EDITION (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) is director Baz Luhrmann’s 1997 adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy, this time starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes and set in a mythical Miami. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, English Dolby Digital Surround and French Dolby Digital Surround, with English and Spanish subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary by director/co-screenwriter Luhrmann, co-screenwriter Craig Pearce, cinematographer Don McAlpine and production designer Catherine Martin, behind-the-scenes footage hosted by Luhrmann, an interview gallery, scene studies by McAlpine, production stills narrated by Martin, two music videos, the theatrical trailer, TV spots and DVD-ROM content. MPAA rating is PG-13.

ZOOLANDER (Paramount Home Entertainment) is a surprisingly funny 2001 comedy about a dim male model (Ben Stiller, who also directs) recruited to be an assassin. Owen Wilson also stars. 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 subtitles and closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary by director/star Stiller and writers Drake Sather and John Hamburg, five deleted scenes and five extended scenes with commentary by Stiller, outtakes, two VH1 Vogue Fashion Awards skits, a Wiseguys music video, 12 promotional spots, an alternate end title sequence and photo galleries. MPAA rating is PG-13.







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