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Dreamgirls, Little Children, Alpha Dog: Region 1 DVD Releases for May 1, 2007

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This week, the film everyone thought would win Best Picture until it didn't get nominated for Best Picture.

Dreamgirls (Two-Disc Showstopper Edition)

Jennifer Hudson got her due for her performance in this, one of last year's best films. Eddie Murphy also turns in a solid, Oscar-nominated performance as Otis Redding/James Brown/Marvin Gaye amalgam James Early Thunder. And Beyonce does not suck, either. Bill Condon writes and directs with his usual panache. Also, and I don't usually notice this sort of thing, the costumes rock. Extras include loads of featurettes and auditions.

Little Children

A powerful film adapted beautifully from the Tom Perotta novel by Perotta himself along with co-screenwriter/director Todd Field (the equally understated-yet-haunting In the Bedroom). Kate Winslett, Patrick Wilson, and Jennifer Connelly all give fantastic performances, but outshining them all are Jackie Earle Haley as a recently released sex offender and Noah Emmerich (giving the film's richest performance) as a self-proclaimed defender of the realm obsessed with tormenting him. Appears to have no special features of which to speak.

Alpha Dog

Our most random cast of the week includes Bruce Willis, Justin Timberlake, Emile Hirsch, Sharon Stone, Shawn Hatosy, Harry Dean Stanton, Dominique Swain, Amanda Seyfried, Alan Thicke, and Lukas Haas, bringing to life this true crime story of one of the youngest men ever on the FBI's most wanted list. Extras include a making-of featurette and a "witness timeline."  

Happily N'Ever After

This Shrek wanna-be came and went pretty quickly at the beginning of the year. Now it's arrived on DVD with the typical kid's DVD outlay of featurettes and games.

The Hitcher

Living proof that Sean Bean is the modern-day Rutger Hauer. I can't wait until they remake Blind Fury with him. Extras include over 20 minutes of deleted scenes. Think how much you were spared. 

In this week's long list: All those shorts you went looking for on YouTube to handicap the Oscar race. Okay, maybe that was just me.

50+ Dynamic Tuina Chinese Massage

60 Minutes – Living in Baghdad (April 22, 2007)

60 Minutes – Stop Snitchin' (April 22, 2007)

60 Minutes – The Mind of an Assassin (April 22, 2007)

Action Collection

Acts of the Apostles

Adam and Evil and the Choke

Ahi Vamos

Alice, Sweet Alice

All About Helicopters and Boats and Ships

All About Trucks and Monster Trucks

Alone & Together – Beatles

Alone in Love

Alpha Dog (Full Screen Edition/HD DVD and Standard DVD Combo/Widescreen Edition)

American Experience – Lost in the Grand Canyon

American Experience – Sister Aimee

Andre the Butcher and Asylum Days

Anga Mania!

Animal Rescue Katrina

Animal Wow 1 (Crayons, Coloring Book, CD) (W/Cd)

Anokha Rishta

Apostrophe/Over-Nite Sensation

Art of the Devil I/Art of the Devil II

Ayakashi – Samurai Horror -Goddess of Dark Tower (Vol. 1)

Azul Tequila

Azz Atlanta All-Stars, Vol. 2

Baby Genius 10PK

A Baby Story Season 1 – Episode 22: Baby Stopp

A Baby Story Season 1 – Episode 29: Baby Munoz

The Barber and Starkweather

Bed & Board

The Best of the Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet

Best of the Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters Show

The Best of the Tony Awards: The Plays

Beverly Hills, 90210 – The Second Season

Bikini Destinations: Best Of Bikini Destinations

Black Cat , Vol.4 – A Cat's Tale

Black History Collection

The Black Rose

Blood & Sand

Bobobo-Bobo-Bobo: Scream for Ice Cream

Bunny Rabbit

By Dancers For Dancers: Belly Dance Performances

Caillou – Caillou the Creative

Camelot (1982)

Richard Harris reprises his 1967 film role for the stage.

Captain From Castile

Catch a Fire

Celebrate!- Sevier Heights Celebration Choir and Orchestra

Childrens Animated Collection

Clint Eastwood Western Icon Collection (High Plains Drifter/Joe Kidd/Two Mules For Sister Sara)

A Collection of 2006 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (Including West Bank Story and The Danish Poet)

Includes West Bank Story, a musical about competing Israeli/Palestinian falafel stands.


Complete Bonnie Tyler

Confidentially Your

Copper Mountain and the Magic Bubble

Cracking the Ocean Code

Cuban Blood and Beeper


Da T.R.U.T.H. and Friends Live!

Dark Heaven and Devil's Harvest

Deadly Justice

Def Poetry – Season 5

Delivery (2006) (Unrated) (Ws Ac3 Dol)

Dig Dig Dug: Let's Get to Work!


One o' them practically day-and-date releases from Mark Cuban's Magnolia Films. Was released theatrically and on HDNet last Friday.

Digi Charat Nyo!, Vol. 1: Nyo Arrival

Dinner Takes All Season 1 – Episode 5: Nikki

Dinosaurs – The Complete Third and Fourth Seasons

Direct Action

Don't Look Back – Bob Dylan

Dreamgirls (Full Screen Edition/wo-Disc Showstopper Edition/Blu-ray/HD DVD/Widescreen Edition)

Duets: The Making of an American Classic

Dulha Dulhan

DVD – Learn To Play Gospel Keyboard Lessons 13 thru 16

El Topo

Eleanor and Franklin Double Feature (The Early Years / The White House Years)

En Vivo En El Teatro Opera – Jean Carlos (DVD)

Enjoying Wine with Mark Phillips

Enthusiasm / Symphony of the Don Basin / Simfoniya Donbassa

Envy Girls – Workouts for the Spots That Really Count

Essential Squeeze – Squeeze

Exit…Stage Left – Rush

Exitos: Solo Para Usted

Family Comedy Collection

Fantasma, Vol. 1

Farang Ba

The Films of Alejandro Jodorowsky (Fando y Lis / El Topo / The Holy Mountain)

Find Your True Gift: 3 Paths to Maximizing Impact in Your Career

Finding Oprah's Roots, Finding Your Own

Flashback Tour Palais des Sports 206 – Johnny Hallyday

Fletch (The "Jane Doe" Edition)

Should I be suspicious that one of the special features is described as "relive all the funniest Fletch moments"? Isn't that called watching the movie?


Francois Truffaut-Romance

Fresh As a Daisy : the Videos – James

From Conception to Birth

Full Metal Panic!: The Second Raid – Tactical Ops 04

Funny Alef Bet

Game 101-Serve & Collect – Slim Thug

Gangs of the Dead

Gift of the Game

The Girls Next Door – Season 2

Globe Trekker: Cuba and Haiti

Globe Trekker: Iran

The Good, the Bad & the Beautiful Pack 2 (Beverly Hills, 90210 – The Complete Second Season / Melrose Place – The Complete Second Season)

Grace Under Pressure Tour – Rush

Great Hotels Season 2 – Episode 18: The Williamsburg Inn

Happily N'ever After (Full Screen Edition/Widescreen Edition/Blu-Ray)

Hardfire PINK PISTOLS Jeton Ademaj / Joseph Dobrian

Hardfire THE LOOSE CHANGE DEBATE Jason Bermas / Dylan Avery / Mark Roberts / Ronald Wieck

Hare + Guu OVA

Heat and Tiger Warsaw

Hee Haw with George Strait

The Heist

Hello Kitty, Vol 4: Time to Dig In

Hermie and Friends: Milo the Mantis Who Wouldnt Pray

Hilltop Hoods-the Calling Live

The Hitcher (Combo HD DVD and Standard DVD/Full Screen Edition/Widescreen Edition) (2007)

Hollywood Classics Collection

The Holy Mountain

Horror Fest Collection


Hymns For Peace: Live at Montreux 2004

Illegal Aliens

Releasing crappy Anna Nicole Smith flicks at this point doesn't even have camp value. 

Jason King

Jay Jay the Jet Plane – Jay Jay's Big Mystery

John Wayne Collection

Journeyman and Dallas 362

Joyce Vedral: Vertical Abs and Fat Zapping Workout

Joys of Jezebe: My Tail Is Hot

The King of Queens – The Complete Eighth Season

Kung Phooey and Rub and Tug

La Mujer Murcielago

Lars & the Little Tiger

Las Lobas Del Ring

Las Luchadoras Contra La Momia

Lassie: A Mother's Love

The Last Cowboy

Last Metro

Leslie-Collective Memories of Leslie Cheung

Little Children

Live at Montreal Int'l Jazz Festival – Susie Arioli

Live at the Bcc – Carpenters

Live at the Majestic – Rodney Carrington

Live from Austin, Texas – Dave Alvin

Live from Wembley – Pink

Los Hijos del Gallero

Los Mas Buscados Trilogy (Spanish) 2 disc

Love, Sea and Eating the Bone and Second Best

Lucy's Really Lost Moments



Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, and Anthony Perkins together at last.

Matthew Barney: No Restraint

Melrose Place – The Second Season

A Mi Manera – Colette

Michael Palin's Around the World in 80 Days

A Midsummer Night's Rave and Rooftops

Minna von Barnhelm

Modern Masters – In the Studio with George Perez

Motives 2 – Retribution

Natural Sex Appeal, Vol 3

The Niagara Experience, Guide to the Falls

Night Shift Nurses Vol. 1: Experiment

No One's Watching: An Alien Abductee's Story

NOVA: Kaboom! – The Sizzling Story of Explosions

NOVA: Super Bridge

O'Harra's Wife and Queens Logic

An Officer and a Gentleman (Special Collector's Edition)

Includes a "25 Years Later" featurette that probably doesn't cover Richard Gere being hunted down like a Richard Kimble by Indian authorities.

Old Joy

Soundtrack by Yo La Tengo. Should give you an idea as to the pace.

One Eyed King and 100 Mile Rule

One Love Boxed Set (3 Disc Set)


Phaedra – Tangerine Dream

Pokemon Advanced Battle, Vol. 10: Hail to the Chef

Pokemon Advanced Battle, Vol. 9: Numero Uno Articuno


Power Play

Prince of Foxes

Princess Princess, Vol. 1

Professional Wrestling Fujiwaragumi 2

Pure Cotton

Racing Against the Clock

Rap Life: Uncut, Vol. 2: The Movie

Reggae Explosion 2003 DVD

Richard Gere Triple Feature (An Officer and a Gentleman / Primal Fear / Runaway Bride)

The Romance Collection (The Lake House / The Phantom of the Opera / You've Got Mail)

Romantic Comedy Collection (Must Love Dogs / Rumor Has It…. / The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants)

Russkies and End of the Line

The Sandlot / The Sandlot 3 – Heading Home

The Sandlot 3 – Heading Home

There was a Sandlot 2 now?

Scandalous Behavior

Sci Fi Collection

A Secret Handshake

Sex Machine

Shana, Vol. 5

Shirley Valentine

Shoot the Pianist

A Show of Hands – Rush

The Singing Hill

Sizzla: Judgement Day

The Slanted Screen

Slaughter House of the Rising Sun and Trick or Treat

Soldier of Fortune, Inc

Something Like a DVD

Son of Fury

Standing Room Only – B.B. King

Step 2 This

Straight From the Heart

Strawberry Shortcake – Berry Blossom Festival


Suicidal Squirrels-100

Suicide Killers

Taira Clan Saga / Tales of the Taira clan / Shin Heike Monogatari

Team Baby: Major League Baseball Baby

Team Baby: NBA Baby

Teletubbies – Time to Play


Thomas and Friends – Thomas' Trusty Friends

Thomas and Friends: Trusty Friends

Three's Company: Capturing the Laughter – Janet's Episodes

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling: Final Resolution 2007

Tower of the Firstborn

Tyrone Power: The Swashbuckler Box Set (Blood and Sand / Son of Fury / The Black Rose / Prince of Foxes / The Captain from Castile)

UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie: Season 3, Vol. 1 – Sacred Stones and Perky Perverts


Understanding Qigong DVD4 (YMAA chi kung) Four Seasons Qigong – Dr. Yang

Urban Action Collection

Van Damme Collector's Set (Kickboxer/Replicant/Universal Solider)

Veggie Tales: Dave y el Pepinillo Gigante

Veggie Tales: La Balada del Pequeno Joe

Veggie Tales: Lyle el Vikingo Amable

Veggie Tales: Moe y el Gran Escape

VI Music 30 Video Collection

Viva Viviana

Vol. 1-Spasm-Science Fiction

Vol. 5-Hip Hop-the Collection

Wallis and Edward

We Must Become – Sounds of Animals Fighting

Western Collection

What I Like About You – The Complete First Season

What Not To Wear Season 4 – Episode 16: Courtney C.

Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?

Will & Grace – Season Six

The Windsors/Bertie and Elizabeth

World Wrestling Network Presents: Fip – Sold Out

Yoga Booty Ballet: Goddess Booty/Yoga Core

Because the words "yoga" and "booty" really do belong together – Title of the Week

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