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Cars, Wordplay, Little Man: Region 1 DVD Releases for November 7, 2006

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Welcome back! Don't you feel better? You will now be rewarded with talking vehicles.

Cars

Pixar simply refuses to suck. From Toy Story to now they’ve churned out not only some of the best animation of the past decade, but some of the best films, period. Cars is no exception, and represents some of the most mature work to come out of the studio thus far. Ostensibly the Doc Hollywood story with automobiles, the film yearns for the golden age of the American automobile while lamenting the corporate interests that brought that era to an end. And, yes, there’s plenty of stuff for the kids, too.

If, for some reason, you missed this on the big screen, do what you can to see this on a nice, fat hi-def plasma or something to truly appreciate the so-real-it’s-scary CGI Lasseter’s team has pulled together this time. The drive through the country alone is enough to convince you that computer animation is maybe a few years away from rendering entire worlds that will fool you completely.

Extras include an all new Pixar short, plus the Oscar-nominated One Man Band short that played with the film in theaters.

Wordplay

This much-loved doc profiles Will Shortz, confounding maestro of the New York Times crossword puzzle, the gamesters who love/hate his challenges (including such VIPs as the Indigo Girls, Jon Stewart and Bill Clinton) and competitors in the championship he hosts in Stamford. A fascinating look into the world of crossword puzzles, and one of the most relentlessly entertaining docs of the year.

Strangely, this DVD appears to be more tricked out than the Cars DVD.

Little Man

Because White Chicks wasn’t enough, the Wayans decided to see if they could wring humor out of turning one of them into a baby, in this case a criminal who looks enough like a baby to pass. Think of all the gross things you could do with a premise like that, and you’ll pretty much have the movie because, I assure you, they thought of them, too.

Extras include a featurette on the special effects which, admittedly, aren't half bad.

West Wing – The Complete Seventh Season

Where season six more or less redeemed the suffering-without-Sorkin series, the last season brought things to an end on an okay-but-not-terrible note with the conclusion of the truly riveting race between presidential candidates Santos (Jimmy Smits) and Vinick (Alan Alda). Bringing in Janeane Garofalo as the tough-as-Josh campaign advisor, reprising Rob Lowe briefly as Sam and finally resolving the romantic tension between Josh and Donna in fairly satisfactory fashion, the show built to a series finale that, frankly, was boring but not wholly unworthy of the show. Still wish they brought Sorkin and Tommy Schlamme back for the last ep, though.

A couple of the extras focus on the live debate episode which was so unforgettable that I forgot it happened until just now.

Police Squad – The Complete Series

The quintessential brilliant-but-cancelled series took the rapid-fire sight-gag heavy absurdism and parody of Airplane and brought it to the television police drama. Leslie Nielsen brought his soon-to-be-trademark deadpan delivery to the character of Lt. Frank Drebin with hilarious results that lasted all of six episodes before the series’ untimely demise and rebirth as The Naked Gun film franchise.

Plenty of extras, including a "List of Celebrity Death Shots."

 

In this week's long list, The O.C.'s ancestors. 

10th Anniversary Concert (2pc)

1492 Conquest of Paradise

15 Minutes/Frequency/Thirteen Days

187 Shadow Lane/Bulletfighter

6 Brothaz in a Cadillac

Adventures of Kit Carson

Ah! My Goddess – Premium Box Set

Al Manar TV: In the Name of the Hezbollah

All Alone With the Blues

Ambrose Bierce – Civil War Stories

American Experience – Test Tube Babies

Anacleto Se Divorcia

Andrea Bocelli – Under the Desert Sky [CD Included]

Angel – Seasons 1-5

Anna Karenina

Annees 1990-2000

Annie Oakley

Anthems-a Celebration of Australia

Apprentice

Archangel

Ark II: The Complete Series

Army & Navy Screen Magazine

Arrested Development – Seasons 1-3

As Is Now

Back to the Future-Live from Glasgow Royal Conce

Band of Gold: The Complete First Series

Battle of The Brave

Beautiful Women of China

The Best of Carson, Volume 1

The Best of Donny and Marie, Volume 1

The Best of the Scripps National Spelling Bee

Best of Tromadance, Vol. 5

Better Burn Better Buns

Beverly Hills, 90210 – The Complete First Season

It doesn't seem possible it took this long for 90210 to make it to DVD.  Yet here we are.

The Big Comfy Couch, Vol. 1 – Clown in the Round The Big Comfy Couch, Vol. 2 – Cooking Up Fun

Big Picture

The Big Stampede / Ride Him Cowboy / Haunted Gold

Black Uhuru & Other Reggae Rebels

Blades R-Cali Concert

The Blood of My Brother

Blood Tea And Red String

Born to Be Wild / Alaska / The Amazing Panda Adventure

Boys Briefs 3

Branded

The Breakup Artist

Buffett & Gates Go Back to School

Busty Dream Girls (Full)

Cafe De Chinos

Care Bears: Nutcracker

Carousel (50th Anniversary Edition)

Carrona

Cars (Full Screen Edition/Spanish Language Widescreen Edition/ Widescreen Edition)

Carson Country

Coleccion de Risas: Three Film Collection

The Chairman

Charles Dickens – A Christmas Carol

Charley Boorman-Race to Dakar

Chevalier Maurice & Me

China 9, Liberty 37

Christmas Classics Box Set (Miracle on 34th Street / Jingle All the Way / Home Alone / A Christmas Carol)

Christmas Dinosaur

Christmas In The Clouds

The Christmas of the Ugly Duckling

The Christmas Shoes

Christmas Wishes – Holly Hobbie

Cinema Paradiso (Limited Collector's Edition)

Three discs, one of which houses Ennio Morricone's score.

Circulado De Fulo Ao Vivo

Civil War Battlefields

Clifford: The Best of Clifford Giftset

Close Encounter

Coalition

Colt .45 / Tall Man Riding / Fort Worth

Colt .45 / SugarFoot / Forth Worth

Como Perros En Brama

Con Su Amable Permiso

Concerto Em Lisboa – Mariza

Corazon De Nino

Cornbread Street Heat: 18 Yung Joc

Cpm22 O Video -1995 a 2003

Crimebuster

Crimes of the Heart

Cristo Te Ama (Spanish)

Cuerpo Del Deseo

Curse of Pirate Death

Death Before Dishonor

The Debt

Definitive Performances 1963-87 – Smokey Robinson & the Miracles

Dick Tracy: The Complete Collection (5pc)

Disaster Zone: Volcano in New York

Doctor Who – The Complete First Season, Vol. 1

Doctor Who – The Complete First Season, Vol. 2

Doctor Who – The Complete First Season, Vol. 3

Doctor Who – The Complete First Season, Vol. 4

Doctor Who – The Hand of Fear (Episode 87)

Doctor Who – The Mark of the Rani (Episode 140)

Don't Get It Fucked Up

Donna Richardson: Sweating in the Spirit, Vol. 2

Donny & Marie Christmas

Dream Girls: Naked in Public – Risk It All

Dream Girls: Naughty New Years Flashers

Drew's Famous Ask Santa's Magic Snow Globe

Drew's Famous Christmas Video Snow Globe

Drew's Famous Christmas Yule Log

Drew's Famous Dreaming of a White Christmas

Drew's Famous Super Football Trivia

Drew's Famous Trivia Party: 60's & 70's

Drew's Famous Trivia Party: 80's & 90's

Drew's Famous Trivia Party: Movies

Drew's Famous Trivia: Pop Culture

Duelo Al Atardecer

E O Forro – Gatinha Manhosa

East La King/Rivals

Ecco/The Forbidden

Educando a Papa

Edward R. Murrow – The Best of Person to Person

El Ardiente Deseo

The Elf Who Saved Christmas

Emmanuelle – Jesse's Secret Desires

En Concierto – Los Tres Reyes

En Vivo – Campanas De America

Endurance for Movement

Entre Toda Las Mujeres

Escarpment Blues

Extreme Comedy Collection (Team America Uncensored and Unrated

Fairway Gourmet – Season One

The Fallen Idol

Familytime Features Box Set (The Sound of Music / Dr. Doolittle / Mrs. Doubtfire / The Man From Snowy River)

Famous Generals of WWII

Fateh N & Khan a-in Concert

Felony Fights – Business As Usual (Censored)

Felony Fights – Business As Usual – Uncensored

Felony Fights – Down & Dirty – Uncensored

Felony Fights Down & Dirty (Censored)

Finding Your Core

Fire Down Below/Out for Justice/On Deadly Ground

Flip – A new short film

Flower Drum Song

The Forest

Forever – Free

Forget Paris/Father's Day/My Giant

The Fountainhead

Four Star Playhouse

Francis Ford Coppola Presents William S. Burroughs' The Junky's Christmas

Franck Spadone

Freak Out

Free Love Confidential/For Single Swingers Only

Free Willy 1-3

Friday Nite Special – Martial Madness

Friday Nite Special Vol 1

Funtastic Adventures Collection Box Set (Ice Age / Robots / Fern Gully / Once Upon a Rainforest)

Futurama – Seasons 1 – 4

Gangbusters

Gaogaigar, Vol. 2: King of Braves

Gary Cooper – The Signature Collection (Sergeant York / The Fountainhead / Dallas / Springfield Rifle / The Wreck of the Mary Deare)

Georgia Aquarium

Gilad: Ultimate Body Sculpt – Core and More

Gilad: Ultimate Body Sculpt – Cuts and Curves

Gilad: Ultimate Body Sculpt – Power and Grace

Girls Behaving Badly – Volume One

Girth of a Nation

God's Sandbox

The Good, the Bad & the Beautiful Pack (Beverly Hills, 90210 – The Complete First Season / Melrose Place – The Complete First Season)

Grapplers Quest "2006-2007 U.S. National Submission Grappling Championships"

Grappling All-Stars (Diego Sanchez, B.J. Penn)

Great Battles of WWII

Great War WWI

Greatest Hits-Live – Kayak

Grosse Pointe – The Complete Series

Grounded for Life – Season Four

Guiness Book of Hit Singles & Albums #1 Music Quiz

The Harry Smith Project – Live

Harum Scarum/Speedway/The Trouble with Girls

Harvey Toons – The Complete Collection

Hellbound/The Hitman/Forced Vengeance

Hidden Secrets

Hija Del Panadero

Historia De Una Reina

Hit Parade

Honkytonk Man / Pink Cadillac / City Heat

Hoodlum and Son

Hooked on Animals on the Farm Super Activity Kit

Hooked on Boats Super Activity Kit

Hooked on Cars Trains and Planes Super Activity Kit

Hooked on Pets Super Activity Kit

Hooray for Hollywood

Hot Nude Yoga with Aaron Star Double Box Set – HNY & Coming Out in Hawaii 8 DVD's For Gay Men

How to Know God

Hunt for Justice

In Concert – George Burns

In Concert Series: Eddy Arnold

In Concert Series: Andy Williams

In Film/On Video

In the Revival Tent

India Face to Face

Inside The Actors Studio – Icons (Paul Newman / Robert Redford / Barbra Streisand / Clint Eastwood)

Inside The Actors Studio: Dave Chappelle

Though I initially cringed at the thought of watching Chappelle undergo the celebrity fellatio that is the James Lipton interview, this actually turns out to be a very illuminating, very funny couple of hours.

The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Vol. 1-4

The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Vol. 3 and 4

International Vale Tudo Championships "5: The Warriors"

Investigador Privado

The Island of Dr. Moreau / Dark City / The Hidden

It's Alive 1-3

JAG (Judge Advocate General) – The Complete Second Season

James Bond Ultimate Collection – Vol. 1 (The Man with the Golden Gun / Goldfinger / The World Is Not Enough / Diamonds Are Forever / The Living Daylights)

James Bond Ultimate Collection Vol. 2 (A View to a Kill / Thunderball / Die Another Day / The Spy Who Loved Me / License to Kill)

James Mays Motor Mania Car Quiz

Japanese Hardcore Wrestling 8

Jekyll + Hyde

Jinki Extend, Vol. 2

Johnny Carson

Johnny West

Juan Sin Miedo

Judge Roy Bean

Julius Caesar

Jungle Girls Pack (Golden Temple Amazons / Amazonia / Diamonds of Kilimandjaro)

Juntos Pero No Revueltos

Just Doin It-Live – Status Quo

Kaleido Star New Wings, Vol. 6: A Kaleido Star Is Born

Katt Williams – The Pimp Chronicles Part 1

The King and I (50th Anniversary Edition)

Among the features on this tricked-out version is a pilot for an Anna and the King TV series. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

King Kong Lives

King of the Hill – Seasons 1 – 6

Koala Brothers: Outback Christmas

Korea: Forgotten War

The Kremlin Letter

La Gatita

Lament AKA Elegy of the Earth

Language. Sex. Violence. Other? – Stereophonics

Lassie Come Home/Son of Lassie/Courage of Lassie

Last Best Hope – A True Story of Escape & Remember

Last Impressions of Hell – Strokes

Later…Best of Later… – Jools Holland

Later…Louder/Even Louder – Jools Holland

Laura's Toys

Layer Cake

Learn Tabla Well

Learn Tagalog DVD 1: Basic

Learn Tagalog DVD 2: Intermediate

Learn Tagalog DVD 3: Advanced

Legal Legends Collection Box Set (Runaway Jury / Class Action / Compulsion / The Verdict)

Lethal Weapon 1-3

Lies and Deception Box Set (Mr. and Mrs. Smith / True Lies / Entrapment / Black Widow)

Little Man (Blu-ray/UMD Mini for PSP/Widescreen Edition)

Little Man ()

Little Man ()

Live – Aqme

Live at Festival Hall – Living End

Live at the Shepherds Bush Empire – Chas & David

Live in Canada – Charley Pride

Live in Concert – Ruben Ramos

Live in St Petersburg

Live Tonight Sold Out

Los Millones De Chaflan

Los Rateros De La Vecindad

Loudquietloud: A Film About the Pixies

Love Ain't Suppose to Hurt

Love Song

Lung Fung Restaurant

M*A*S*H – Season Eleven (Collector's Edition)

M*A*S*H: Martinis and Medicine Collection

Maggots – Slipknot

Make Your Own Damn Movie: Young Filmmakers Series, Vol. 1 – Pot Zombies

A Man Apart/Boiler Room/Knockaround Guys

The Man Behind the Gun / Thunder Over the Plains / Riding Shotgun

March of the Wooden Soldiers

Maria Bethania – Tempo Tempo Tempo Tempo

Maricotinha Ao Vivo

The Marlon Brando Collection (Julius Caesar / Mutiny on the Bounty 1962 / Reflections in a Golden Eye / The Teahouse of the August Moon / The Formula )

Martha Stewart Collection

Martha's Favorite Cookies

Martha's Favorite Cookies / Comfort & Joy (2pc)

Martha's Favorite Cookies / Homemade Holidays

Martha's Holiday Celebrations (3pc) (Gift Slip)

Maximum Overdrive

Me and Michael

Me Las VI Negras

Melrose Place – The Complete First Season

For some reason, it seems a little more reasonable that it took this long for this one to make it to DVD.

Men Behaving Badly – Complete Collection

Men Behaving Badly – Complete Series 5

Men Behaving Badly – Complete Series 6

Men Behaving Badly – Last Call

Miami Heat NBA 2005-2006 Champions – 15 Strong

Millennium – Seasons 1-3

Milroy: Santa's Misfit Mutt

Mood Television:Fireplace

The Movie Hero

Mozart and the Dolomites

Mr. Producer! the Musical World of Cameron Mackint

Mutiny on the Bounty (Two-Disc Special Edition)

My Christmas Soldier

Narcotrafico

Nashville Rebel

National Geographic – Mega Structures Collection

National Velvet/The Story of Seabiscuit/Black Beauty

New Fat Albert & the Cosby Kids

New Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

New Love in Tokyo ~ New Love in Tokyo

New York City Ballet: The Complete Workout, Vol. 1 and 2

NFL Films – Colts – The Complete History

NFL Films – Denver Broncos – The Complete History

Night

The Night Before Christmas: A Mouse Tale

Noel a Notre Dame

Northwest Passage

Now Magazine Interactive Game ~ Now Magazine Interactive Game

Objective, Burma!/Never So Few/Go for Broke

Obsession

Oh! What a Lovely War

Once Upon a Christmas

Once Upon a Christmas / Twice Upon a Christmas

Once Upon a Time

One Man's War

One Step Beyond

The Original Beauty Shop

Our Turn

Outro Futuro Ao Vivo Em Paris

P.I. Blues

Paco

Para Servir a Usted

Pasion De Gavilanes

The Passing Show – The Life & Music of Ronnie Lane

Passport to Danger

A Perfect Murder/Murder by Numbers/Murder in the First

Piping Live-Masters Invitational Solo Piping Compe

Planet's Funniest Animals

Playboy: 2007 Video Playmate Calendar

Playboy: Girls of Playboy TV

Pobre Diablo

Poison Ivy 1-3

Pokemon Advanced Battle, Vol. 3 – Absol-Ute Disaster

Pokemon Advanced Battle, Vol. 4 – Eight Ain't Enough

Police Squad! The Complete Series

Prenatal Fitness Fix

The Pretender – Seasons 1 – 4

Price of the American Dream/Got Papers

Pride Fighting Championships, Vol. 30: Fully Loaded

Pride Fighting Championships: Bushido, Vol. 6

Proceso De Cristo (Spanish)

Proud to Serve

Punk Rock Movie

Pusher

Pusher III – I'm the Angel of Death

Pusher Trilogy

After making the rounds the past year or two at festivals, the Danish noir cycle is now viewable in a more bladder-forgiving format.   

The Quiller Memorandum

Race to Dakar

Racket Squad

Rat Tamer (Full)

Raw Deal

Reading Rainbow Favorites

Reading Rainbow: Buried Treasures

Reading Rainbow: Everyone Loves a Hero

Reading Rainbow: From Sea to Shining Sea – Stories of America

Reading Rainbow: Math Is Everywhere

The Real O.C. – Orange County Uncensored – Vol. 3

Reds (25th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray/HD DVD]

Remaking American Medicine

Revolutionary Radio

Ricky Martin – MTV Unplugged

Roan Wild Western

Rodgers and Hammerstein Box Set Collection (The King and I / Oklahoma! / The Sound of Music / South Pacific / Carousel / State Fair)

Rome Adventure

Roseanne Barr: Blonde N' Bitchin'

Roswell – Seasons 1-3

Rush in Rio – Rush

Saddles Saloons & Six-Shooters – The Wild Westerns Collection

Science of the Bible

Scott VanPala – Heavy Metal

Seclusion

The Secret

The Seduction

Seeing Is Believing

Sergeant York

Sesame Beginnings: Exploring Together

Shadowboxer

Indie icon Lee Daniels’ directing debut provides a unique take on the tired hitman-with-a-heart-of-gold genre with this tale of a killer (Helen Mirren) whose maternal instincts suddenly appear at a time when her longtime partner (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) isn’t quite ready to retire. A disturbing but accomplished film.

She-Ra – Princess of Power – Season One, Vol. 1

Shem

The Shield – Seasons 1-4

Shirley Temple: Storybook Collection

Shirley Temple: The Early Years

Shockwave

Shoot the Runner

Sickmix DVD Magazine

The Simpons, Seasons 1-8

Singles/Home Fries/Mickey Blue Eyes

Sky Fighters

Slip

Sneak Attack! Scratch vs. Freestyle

Sooner Magic: Oklahoma Football

The Sopranos – Season 6, Part 1

Sor Batalla

The Souler Opposite

Soundstage

South Pacific (Collector's Edition)

Stalker

State's Evidence

Still Standing

Street Fury – Osaka Drift v.1

Strength in Movement

Stroker Ace/Hooper/Sharkey's Machine

Super Fuzz

Super Soul Legends

Swords and Sorcery

Tagalog for Travelers

Take My Eyes

Tarantella

The Telegraph Trail / Somewhere in Sonora / The Man from Monterey

They Filmed the War in Color: France Is Free

They Filmed the War in Color: The Pacific War

Third Man

This Is Here This Is Now

This Space Between Us

This Ugly Yet Beautiful World, Vol. 3: Red Swarm

Thou Shalt Laugh

Three Wooden Crosses

Tigers of the Sea

A Time to Remember

Timeless Television Series ~ Lucy Show

Tit Queens of the Past 1 (Full B&W Col)

Too Close for Comfort Tour Film

Totally Awesome

Tough Enough

Towards Evening

Trampas De Amor

The Transformers – The Movie (20th Anniversary Special Edition)

Includes interviews with Spielberg and Michael Bay about the new Transformers movie coming out next summer. Only makes me wonder why, why, why Spielberg trusts Bay with this material, but I doubt that comes up.

Tributoa (Full Dol)

Trigun Remix, Vol. 4

Trinity Blood – Chapter II

Trinity Blood – Chapter II Limited Edition

Trouble – Live in Stockholm

Truth-Live in St. Petersburg

Twice Upon a Christmas

The Ugly Duckling Goes on Vacation

The Ugly Duckling in Tales of Elves and Dragons

The Ultimate Bob Hope Collection: 10 Movies

Ultimate Flint Collection (Our Man Flint / In Like Flint)

Ultimate Poker Challenge Season Two

Ultimate Tour – Take That

Ultraman, Vol. 2

Un Coeur en Hiver ( A Heart in Winter )

Una Nocha Con

Uncommon Valor

Urban Ninjas

Us Army in Action

Veggie Tales: Gideon Tuba Warrior

Because you will simply never find the phrase  "Gideon Tuba Warrior" ever, ever again – Title of the Week.

Video Samba

Vol. 1 & Vol. 2-Later…Cool Britan

Vol. 1-World Pipeband Championships 2006

Vol. 2-World Pipeband Championships 2006

Volume One – The Figurative Landscape. An introduction to the series Bronzini Master Class. A visually new approach to the art of teaching.

A Wake in Providence

Warbirds of WWII Vol 1

Warbirds of WWII Vol 2

The Warden

Warner Mega Classics Collection

The Water Margin

We Run Tings, Tings Nuh Run We

The West Wing – The Complete Series Collection

The West Wing – The Complete Seventh Season

Where Angels Fear to Tread

The Who – The Vegas Job

Who Made the Potato Salad

Wild Party Girls: Biggest Busts, Best Buns

Wild Party Girls: Hotties, Vol. 2

Wild Party Girls: Winterfest

Wordplay

World Destruction Box Set (Independence Day / Chain Reaction / The Day After Tomorrow / Volcano)

WWE: No Mercy 2006

The X-Files – Seasons 1 – 9

Zeiram

Zipang, Vol. 2

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