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Written by Abbie Bernstein   
Thursday, 11 July 2002

THE AFFAIR OF THE NECKLACE (Warner Home Video) is a 2001 drama, based on a real incident, in which a French noblewoman (Hilary Swank) trying to reclaim her title attempted to pull off a complicated swindle involving Marie Antoinette (Joely Richardson) and a highly-placed cardinal (Jonathan Pryce). Simon Baker and Adrien Brody also star; Charles Shyer directs. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound format is English 5.1,with English, French and Spanish subtitles. Extras include audio commentary by director Shyer, two making-of featurettes, additional scenes, an outtake reel, cast and crew highlights and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is R.

A BEAUTIFUL MIND – WIDESCREEN TWO-DISC AWARDS EDITION (Universal Studios Home Video) is the 2001 Best Picture Oscar winner about psychologically-troubled mathematician John Nash, starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris and Paul Bettany, directed by Ron Howard. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English 5.1 Surround and French 5.1 Surround, with Spanish subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary by director Howard, audio commentary by screenwriter Akiva Goldsman, deleted scenes with optional director commentary, a making-of featurette, a featurette on the partnership between Howard and producer Brian Grazer, a featurette on the development of the screenplay, a featurette on the real John Nash, footage on the Nobel Prize, a casting featurette, a featurette on the age makeup, storyboard comparisons, a special effects featurette, a music score featurette, reactions of the film’s Oscar winners, production notes, cast and crew filmographies, the theatrical trailer and DVD-ROM features. MPAA rating is PG-13. A full-screen edition is also available.

BIG WEDNESDAY (Warner Home Video) is director John Milius’ 1978 drama about surfing, starring Jan-Michael Vincent, Gary Busey and William Katt. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound formats are English 2.0 and French 2.0, with English, Spanish, French and Portuguese subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary by director Milius, Busey and Milius career highlights and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG.

BLOOD MOON (Spartan Home Entertainment) is a 2001 horror film starring Tim Curry. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

BRIDESHEAD REVISITED (Acorn Media) is a three-disc set of the acclaimed 1981 miniseries based on Evelyn Waugh’s novel about a young man (Jeremy Irons) who is befriended in college in post-WWI England by an aristocrat (Anthony Andrews) with a troubled family. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English 2.0. Extras include an introduction by the director, episode descriptions, a biography on author Waugh, production notes, location shots and facts and photos of Castle Howard. There is no MPAA rating.

BY DAWN’S EARLY LIGHT (Showtime Home Entertainment) is a 2001 thriller starring Richard Crenna, David Carradine and Stella Stevens, directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman. No format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. There is no MPAA rating.

CASTLE OF BLOOD (UNCENSORED INTERNATIONAL VERSION) (Ventura Distribution) is a black-and-white 1964 horror film starring Barbara Steele, directed by Antonio Margheriti. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

THE CHAMP (Warner Home Video) is a 1979 drama about the relationship between a boxer and his young son. Jon Voight, Ricky Schroder and Faye Dunaway star; Franco Zeffirelli directs. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound formats are English 2.0 and French 2.0, with English, Spanish, French and Portuguese subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary by actors Voight and Schroder, a making-of featurette and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG.

CHARLOTTE GRAY (Warner Home Video) is a 2001 drama starring Cate Blanchett as an undercover British agent in the French countryside during the WWII German occupation. Michael Gambon and Billy Crudup also star. Gillian Armstrong directs. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is English 5.1, with English, Spanish and French subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary by director Armstrong and two making-of documentaries. MPAA rating is PG-13.

CHILDREN OF THE CORN (Anchor Bay Entertainment) is an entertainingly silly 1984 horror movie, based on a Stephen King short story, about a couple who get stranded in a town full of malevolent children. Peter Horton and Linda Hamilton star; Fritz Kiersch directs. Aspect ratio is 1.66:1; sound format is English 5.1, with English closed-captioning. Extras include a 16-page booklet and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is R.

COWBOY JUNKIES – OPEN ROAD (Universal Music and Video) is a two-disc feature on the band. Aspect ratio is 1.33:1; no sound format information is available. Extras include an interview with Margo and Michael Timmons. There is no MPAA rating.

THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE (Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment) is an excellent 2001 ghost story, set at a Spanish orphanage during that country’s 1930s civil war. Eduardo Noriego, Marisa Paredes and Federico Luppi star; Gullermo Del Toro directs. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is (original language track) Spanish 5.1, with English subtitles. Extras include audio commentary by director Del Toro and cinematographer Guillermo Navarro, a making-of featurette, storyboard comparisons and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is R.

DON KING – ONLY IN AMERICA (Warner Home Video) stars Ving Rhames in a superb performance as the famous boxing promoter in this 1997 made-for-cable film, directed by John Herzfeld. No format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is R.

EAT MY DUST! (New Concorde Home Video) is a 1976 car chase comedy starring Ron Howard, directed by Charles B. Griffith. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English 2.0. Extras include an interview with producer Roger Corman, an eight-page booklet on Corman and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG.

EBAN AND CHARLEY (Wolfe Video) is a controversial 2000 drama about a relationship between an adult man and a minor youth. Brent Fellows stars; James Bolton directs. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

EYE OF THE BEHOLDER (Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment) is a 2000 thriller about a shy man (Ewan McGregor) in love with a female serial killer (Ashley Judd). Stephan Elliott directs. Aspect ratios are widescreen 2.35:1 and full-screen 1.33:1; sound formats are English 5.1 and English 2.0 Surround, with English, Spanish and French subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary from director Elliott, a making-of featurette, production notes and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is R.

FINAL (Trimark Home Entertainment) is a taut 2001 thriller about a man in a hospital who’s sure he’s in the far future where people are trying to kill him. Denis Leary and Hope Davis star; Campbell Scott directs. Aspect ratio is widescreen; no sound format information is available. MPAA rating is R.

THE FIRST NUDIE MUSICAL (SPECIAL EDITION) (Image Entertainment) is a 1975 musical comedy with the title twist. Cindy Williams, Stephen Nathan and Bruce Kimmel star; Kimmel directs with Mark Haggard. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is English 2.0 Stereo. Extras include audio commentary by actors Williams, Nathan and Kimmel, audio commentary by Kimmel and Nick Redman, a 55-minute making-of featurette, deleted scenes with optional commentary, a deleted musical number with optional commentary, a photo gallyer and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is R.

GARDENS OF STONE (Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment) is a 1987 drama about the U.S. military during the Vietnam era. James Caan and Anjelica Huston star; Francis Ford Coppola directs. Aspect ratios are widescreen 1.85:1 and full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English 2.0 Surround, with English, Spanish, French, Korean and Portuguese subtitles and English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is R.

GOSFORD PARK (UMVD) is the 2001 Robert Altman-directed drama set in a ‘30s country English manor house that examines the relationship between employers and servants via the framework of a murder investigation. Clive Owen, Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon and Ryan Philippe star. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound format is English 5.1, with Spanish subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary by director Altman, production designer Stephen Altman and producer David Levy, audio commentary by writer Julian Fellowes, a making-of featurette, an authenticity featurette, deleted scenes and a question-and-answer session with the filmmakers. MPAA rating is R.

GRAND THEFT AUTO (New Concorde Home Video) is Ron Howard’s 1977 directorial debut, an action/comedy in which he also stars. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English 2.0 Stereo. Extras include audio commentary by Howard and producer Roger Corman, an interview with Howard and Corman, a solo interview with Corman, the theatrical trailer and a reproduction of the press kit. MPAA rating is PG.

THE GUARDIAN (Anchor Bay Entertainment) is a 1990 horror movie about a nanny with supernatural, malevolent motives. Jenny Seagrove and Dwier Brown star; William Friedkin directs. Aspect ratios are widescreen 1.85:1 and full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English 5.1. Extras include audio commentary by Friedkin and Dennis Bartok and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is R.

HALLOWEEN 5: THE REVENGE OF MICHAEL MYERS (Anchor Bay Entertainment) is the 1989 fifth installment in the supernatural slasher horror franchise, starring Donald Pleasence, Danielle Harris and Ellie Cornell, directed by Dominique Othenin-Girard. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is English 5.1, with English closed-captioning. Extras include an introduction by actresses Harris and Cornell and a making-of featurette. MPAA rating is R.

HARRY AND WALTER GO TO NEW YORK (Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment) stars James Caan, Elliott Gould, Michael Caine and Diane Keaton in a comedy about two con men in turn-of-the-century New York. Mark Rydell directs. Aspect ratio is widescreen; no sound format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is PG.

HEARTS AND MINDS – CRITERION COLLECTION (Home Vision Entertainment) is Peter Davis’s acclaimed documentary about U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is English 2.0 Mono. Extras include audio commentary by director Davis and a booklet of essays on the film. MPAA rating is R.

HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER 2 (Anchor Bay Entertainment) is the surreal 1988 sequel to HELLRAISER, set partially in a mental institution and partly in a terrifying other dimension. Ashley Laurence, Doug Bradley and Katrina Boorman star; Tony Randel directs. Aspect ratios are widescreen 1.85:1 and full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English 5.1, THX certified. Extras include audio commentary by director Randel, actress Laurence and writer Peter Atkins, a making-of featurette and a stills gallery. There is no MPAA rating.

HELLRAISER (Anchor Bay Entertainment) is director/writer Clive Barker’s influential 1987 horror movie about a dead man who has his mistress provide him with bodies to allow him to come back into the world. Andrew Robinson, Claire Higgins and Ashley Laurence star. Aspect ratios are widescreen 1.85:1 and full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English 5.1, THX certified, with English subtitles. Extras include commentary by filmmaker Barker and actress Laurence, a making-of featurette, a stills gallery and the theatrical printer. MPAA rating is R.

I LOVE LUCY SEASON 1, VOLUME 1 (Paramount Home Entertainment) contains the 1951 pilot of the series starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, William Frawley and Vivian Vance, along with the episodes “Be a Pal,” “The Girls Want to Go to a Nightclub” and “The Diet.” Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound formats are English Mono and Spanish Mono. Extras include bonus materials unique to each episode, guest cast information, bloopers, an audio featurette, radio shows and a photo gallery. There is no MPAA rating.

I LOVE LUCY SEASON 1, VOLUME 2 (Paramount Home Entertainment) contains four episodes of the series starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, William Frawley and Vivian Vance: “Lucy Thinks Ricky Is Trying to Murder Her,” “The Quiz Show,” “The Audition” and “The Séance.” Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound formats are English Mono and Spanish Mono. Extras include bonus materials unique to each episode, guest cast information, bloopers, an audio featurette, radio shows and a photo gallery. There is no MPAA rating.

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST – CRITERION COLLECTION (Home Vision Entertainment) is the 1952 version of Oscar Wilde’s comedy of turn-of-the-century mistaken identity, starring Michael Redgrave, Michael Denison and Edith Evans, directed by Anthony Asquith. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English 2.0 Mono, with English subtitles. Extras include production stills, production notes and the theatrical trailer. There is no MPAA rating.

IMPOSTOR (DIRECTOR’S CUT) (Buena Vista Home Entertainment) is a 2001 science-fiction thriller about a man (Gary Sinise) suspected of being an extraterrestrial weapon. Vincent D’Onofrio also stars; Gary Fleder directs. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is English 5.1, with Spanish subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include a making-of featurette and the original short on which the film is based. MPAA rating is R.

INNERSPACE (Warner Home Video) is a science-fiction comedy about an incursion inside a human body, a la FANTASTIC VOYAGE. Dennis Quaid and Martin Short star; Joe Dante directs. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English 5.1, English 2.0, French 2.0 and Japanese 2.0, with English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Thai and Bahasa subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary by director Dante, visual effects supervisor Dennis Muren, producer Michael Finnell and actors Kevin McCarthy and Robert Picardo, cast highlights, a remastered soundtrack and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG.

JIMMY NEUTRON: BOY GENIUS (Paramount Home Entertainment) is a 2001 computer-animated feature about a youthful inventor who clashes with alien invaders. Patrick Stewart and Martin Short are in the voice cast; John A. Davis directs. Aspect ratios are widescreen 1.85:1 and full-screen 1.33:1; sound formats are English 5.1, English 2.0 Surround and French 2.0 Surround, with English closed-captioning. Extras include a making-of featurette, music videos by Aaron Carter and No Secrets, 12 promotional spots, the theatrical trailer, a teaser trailer and DVD-ROM content. MPAA rating is G.

KOLYA (Miramax Home Entertainment) is the 1997 Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, directed by Jan Sverak. Aspect ratio is widescreen; no sound format information is available. MPAA rating is PG-13.

THE LARAMIE PROJECT (Warner Home Video) is Moises Kaufman’s acclaimed 2001 drama, based on actual interviews, about the aftermath of the murder of Matthew Shepard. Peter Fonda, Christina Ricci, Laura Linney, Steve Buscemi and Janeane Garofalo star. Aspect ratios are widescreen 1.85:1 and full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English 2.0 Stereo, with English closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary by filmmaker Kaurman and producer Ross Katz. There is no MPAA rating.

THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK (Hens Tooth Video) is a 1972 pseudo-documentary about a creature haunting a small town. Charles B. Pierce directs. No format information is available. MPAA rating is G.

LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE: THE PREMIERE (Good Times Home Video) is the 1974 debut of the popular family frontier series starring Michael Landon, Melissa Sue Anderson and Melissa Gilbert. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

THE MOODY BLUES – A NIGHT AT RED ROCKS (Universal Music and Video) is a 1992 concert by the band. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound formats are English 2.0 Stereo and English PCM Stereo. There is no MPAA rating.

MY FAVORITE YEAR (Warner Home Video) is a 1982 comedy starring Peter O’Toole as an alcoholic swashbuckling star making an appearance on a live TV variety show in the 1950s. Mark Linn-Baker, Jessica Harper and Lainie Kazan also star; Richard Benjamin directs. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English 2.0 Mono and French 2.0 Mono, with English, Spanish, French and Portuguese subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary by director Benjamin and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG.

NO SUCH THING (MGM) is a 2001 dark fantasy about a monster (Robert John Burke) who falls in love. Sarah Polley also stars; Hal Hartley directs. Aspect ratio is widescreen; no sound format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is R.

NOSFERATU THE VAMPYRE (Anchor Bay Entertainment) is a two-disc release of director Werner Herzog’s 1979 take on the Dracula tale. Klaus Kinski and Isabelle Adjani star. Aspect ratio is widescreen; no sound format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is PG.

OASIS – LIVE BY THE SEA (Sony Music Video) features the band in a 1995 performance at the Southend Cliffs Pavilion. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is 2.0 Stereo. Extras include two music videos. There is no MPAA rating.

OH, GOD! (Warner Home Video) is a 1977 comedy about an average man (John Denver) who is visted by the Almighty (George Burns). Carl Reiner directs. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is English (no format specified), with English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Thai subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary by actress Teri Garr, director Reiner andproducer Jerry Weintraum. MPAA rating is PG.

OZZY OSBOURNE – LIVE AT BUDOKAN (Sony Music Video) is a 60-minute 2002 feature on the performer. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

PEARL HARBOR (VISTA SERIES DIRECTOR’S CUT) (Buena Vista Home Entertainment) is deluxe four-disc set of director Michael Bay’s 2001 war drama about the 1941 bombing that led the direct U.S. involvement in World War II. Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett and Kate Beckinsale star. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound formats are English DTS and English 5.1, THX certified, with English closed-captioning. Extras include commentary by director Bay, commentary by key technical staff, an introduction and explanation by Bay, a 30-minute multi-angle breakdown of the attack sequence, a 45-minute making-of featurette, multi-angle featurette on pre-visualization of sequences, WWII veterans’ comments, an interactive historical timeline, a 30-minute featurette on the actors’ “boot camp” preparations, the History Channel documentary “One Hour Over Tokyo,” the History Channel “Unsung Heroes” documentary, Super-8 footage, interactive special effects sequences and an interview with a WWII military nurse. MPAA rating is R.

RICK SPRINGFIELD – THE BEAT OF THE LIVE DRUM (Image Entertainment) features the singer/songwriter in a 1985 performance. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS – CRITERION COLLECTION (Touchstone Home Entertainment) is a two-disc set of the 2001 comedy/drama about a man (Gene Hackman) who comes back to his wife (Anjelica Huston) and three grown children (Ben Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Luke Wilson) after a long absence. Wes Anderson directs. Aspect ratio is 2.40:1; sound formats are English DTS 5.1 and English 2.0 Surround, with English subtitles. Extras include audio commentary by filmmaker Anderson, a featurette on Anderson, video interviews and behind-the-scenes footage with Hackman, Huston, Stiller, Paltrow, Luke Wilson, actor/co-writer Owen Wilson, Bill Murray and Danny Glover, outtakes, a featurette on art utilized in the film, an insert of Eric Anderson’s drawings and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is R.

A RUMOR OF ANGELS (MGM/UA Home Entertainment) is a 2002 drama starring Vanessa Redgrave and Ray Liotta, directed by Peter O’Fallon. Aspect ratio is widescreen; no sound format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is PG-13.

1776 (Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment) is the 1972 musical about the founding of the United States. William Daniels, Blythe Danner and Howard Da Silva star; Peter H. Hunt directs. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound format is English 5.1, with English and French subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary from director Hutn and screenwriter Peter Stone, screen tests, the theatrical trailer and TV spots. MPAA rating is PG.

SHAKIRA – MTV UNPLUGGED (Sony Music Entertainment) is a 2002 feature on the performer. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English 5.1, with English and Portuguese subtitles. Extras include a 30-minute making-of featurette, a discography, a biographical timeline and a photo gallery. There is no MPAA rating.

SHALLOW HAL (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) is a 2001 comedy about a man (Jack Black) who falls in love with a large woman (Gwyneth Paltrow) while he’s under a hypnotic suggestion that causes him to see inner beauty. Jason Alexander also stars; Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly direct. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English 5.1, Spanish 2.0 Surround and French 2.0 Surround, with English and Spanish subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary by the directors, 11 deleted scenes, four making-of featurettes and the “Wall in Your Heart” music video by Shelby Lynne. MPAA rating is PG-13.

SPACE 1999 SET 7 (A&E Home Entertainment) is a two-disc, six-episode set of the ‘70s science-fiction TV series starring Martin Landau and Barbara Bain. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English 2.0 Mono. Extras include promotional spots and a photo gallery. There is no MPAA rating.

SPACE 1999 SET 8 (A&E Home Entertainment) is a two-disc, six-episode set of the ‘70s science-fiction TV series starring Martin Landau and Barbara Bain. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English 2.0 Mono. Extras include promotional spots and a photo gallery. There is no MPAA rating.

STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON (Paramount Home Entertainment) is a seven-disc set of all 26 hours of the the science-fiction series’ third season, starring Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Wil Wheaton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis and Brent Spiner. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound formats are English 5.1 and English 2.0 Stereo, with closed-captioning. Extras include discussions on major changes that occurred in Season Three, an in-depth look at the character of Beverly Crusher, behind-the-scenes examinations of key episodes from a production standpoint and anecdotes about making the episodes. There is no MPAA rating.

SUSPIRIA (Anchor Bay Entertainment) is director Dario Argento’s terrifying film about a young woman stranded in a school run by malevolent powers. Jessica Harper stars. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound formats are English THX Surround EX, English 6.1 DTS ES, Italian 2.0 Surround and French 2.0 Surround, with English, French and Italian subtitles. Extras include a Daemonica music video and TV and radio spots. There is no MPAA rating.

THIN LIZZY – THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN (WEA Corp.) is a 1978 look at the band. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

THE 2 LIVE CREW’S GREATEST HITS (Navarre Corp) is a compilation on the group. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

THE VOID (Studio Home Entertainment) is a 2001 thriller about a woman (Amanda Tapping) trying to convince her boyfriend (Adrian Paul) that his boss (Malcolm McDowell) is performing experiments that could result in Earth’s destruction. Gilbert M. Shilton directs. No format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is R.

A WALK TO REMEMBER (Warner Home Video) is a 2001 drama based on Nicholas Sparks’ book about a youth who falls in love with a religious girl. Shane West and Mandy Moore star; Adam Shankman directs. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound formats are English 5.1 and Quebec French 5.1 EX, with English, Spanish and French subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary by actors West and Moore and director Shankman, audio commentary by novelist Sparks and screenwriter Karen Janszen and Moore’s “Cry” music video. MPAA rating is PG.

THE WILLIE NELSON SPECIAL – WITH SPECIAL GUEST RAY CHARLES (WEA Corp.) is a 1985 60-minute feature on the two artists. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

THE WOMEN (Warner Home Video) is the 1939 black-and-white film version of Claire Booth Luce’s play about catty New York society, directed by George Cukor and starring Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford and Rosalind Russell. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound formats are English 2.0 Mono and French 2.0 Mono, with English, Spanish, French and Portuguese subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include the “Romance of Celluloid” documentary, interviews with actress Virginia Grey and hairdresser Sydney Guilaroff and a music-only scoring session. There is no MPAA rating.

Z (Fox Lorber) is director Costa-Gavras’ 1969 political thriller starring Yves Montand. Aspect ratio is widescreen; no sound format information is available. MPAA rating is PG.

ZIGZAG (Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment) is a 2001 drama starring John Leguizamo as a troubled man whose friends become in robbery. Natasha Lyonne also stars. David S. Goyer directs. Aspect ratio is widescreen; sound formats are English 5.1 and English 2.0 Surround, with English and Spanish subtitles. Extras include selected scenes and production notes. MPAA rating is R.







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