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Is It Halloween Yet? New DVD Releases for October 9

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This week's list boasts a couple of high spots in the horror genre and a lot of filler, but if you look closely, I'm sure you'll find a couple of gems hidden amongst the dross.

Of major interest this week is the DVD release of 28 Weeks Later, this year's follow-up to the well-received 28 Days Later. Following in Danny Boyle's footsteps, director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo carries the story forward with this post-modern zombie tale. I've only seen the first film, but I'm tempted to put this one in my Netflix queue, especially with Halloween coming up.

Fans of classic horror will be interested in a newly remastered edition of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, starring the inimitable Lon Chaney. The product description on Amazon notes that it's been remastered in high definition from an original print, has a new symphonic score, and contains an audio commentary track by a Lon Chaney scholar. Along these same lines, look for the re-release of 1927's The Cat and the Canary and some other horrific goodies sprinkled among the long list.

Other recent theatrical releases due to hit store shelves this week are the poorly-reviewed Evan Almighty, which apparently managed to take the funny out of Steve Carell, and Reign Over Me, a 9/11-themed tale of loss and friendship. Reign Over Me boasts an interesting cast in Don Cheadle and Adam Sandler — I like Sandler better when he's not funny, and Cheadle is good enough to elevate pretty much anything he appears in, so this one is probably worth a rental.

MGM is releasing a box set of five musicals, aptly named MGM Classic Musicals. The movies are a rather motley selection — West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang — so it's not clear what the unifying theme is underlying the set. They're not the titles that leap to mind when one thinks of "classic" musicals (or even MGM musicals, come to think of it), but they're all good films in their own right (well, okay, I've never actually seen Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, but I've heard stuff), and this might be a worthwhile acquisition for fans of the genre.

For those of you who live to browse, the long list:

12:08 East of Bucharest – (2006)
28 Days Later [Blu-ray] – (2002)
28 Weeks Later – (2007)
28 Weeks Later [Blu-ray] – (2007)
30 Years of Fun – (1963)
Abbott & Costello – Comedy Collection
After Hours With Daniel
Agatha Christie's Marple Series 3
Alfred Hitchcock Presents – Season Three (5pc)
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane – (2006)
Allegro – (2005)
Alta Tension (High Tension) – (1997)
American Movie Musicals Collection 2 (Hair / De-Lovely / A Chorus Line) – (1985)
American Silent Horror Collection (The Man Who Laughs/The Penalty/The Cat and the Canary/Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde/Kingdom of Shadows) (5pc)
Amigos – (1986)
Arctic Monkeys: Behind the Music – (2007)
Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl – (2006)
Awesome Wonder – (2000)
Battle for the Olympia 2006
Beatles: Up Close & Personal, The – (2007)
Ben 10: The Complete Season 2
Black Sheep (Unrated) – (2006)
Bruce Springsteen: Under Review -1978-82: Tale of the Working Man – (2007)
C.S.I. New York – The Third Season – (2004)
Cat and the Canary (1927), The – (1927)
Celtic Colours International Festival – (2007)
Children Of The Grave
Commuter Husbands – (1974)
Conversations with Other Women – (2005)
Couple of Days and Nights, A – (2005)
Creature Comforts America – The Complete Season One – (2007)
Crooks Anonymous – (1963)
Crossed Swords – (1977)
Crusty Demons: A Decade of Dirt
CSI: NY 3 Season Pack
Curse of La Llorona, The
Daddy Yankee Live – (2007)
Dead Letter Office – (1998)
Deadwood Park – (2006)
Deal or No Deal – (2006)
Degrassi High – The Complete Collection
Divide (Sub) – (2006)
Dog Warriors-The Hakkendon, Vol. 3
Don't Open Till Christmas – (1984)
Dracula's Dirty Daughter – (1999)
Edward Scissorhands [Blu-ray] – (1990)
Elvis Collection
Elvis: Blue Suede Collection (Jailhouse Rock/Viva Las Vegas/It Happened at the World's Fair / Kissin' Cousins/Girl Happy/Live a Little, Love a Little/Elvis: That's the Way It Is/This Is Elvis)
Emmanuelle – (1974)
Evan Almighty – (2007)
Evan Almighty [HD DVD] – (2007)
Every Woman Knows a Secret – (1999)
Everybody Hates Chris – The Second Season – (2005)
Evil and Infamous: Serial Killers
Exhibition – (1975)
Family Feud 3rd Edition – (2007)
Family Ties – The Second Season – (1982)
Fashion Den – (2007)
Fate/Stay Night, Vol. 6: The Holy Grail
Film Crew: Giant of Marathon, The
Flatt & Scruggs TV Show – Vol. 3
Flatt & Scruggs TV Show – Vol. 4
Four Seasons – (2007)
Fox Horror Classics Collection (The Lodger / Hangover Square / The Undying Monster)
Galaxy Angel Rune, Vol. 3
Gary Morris: Live – (2007)
George Burns & Gracie Allen Collection, The
Ghost Hunters: Live from the "Shining" Hotel – (2007)
Ghost Hunters: Season 3-Part 1 – (2007)
Girlfriends – The Second Season – (2000)
Girls Of Tattoo U, The
Go Diego Go! – Safari Rescue – (2005)
Grindhouse Double Feature – Eyes of the Werewolf/V World the Matrix
Grindhouse Double Feature: Horror – Blood Sister / Bloody Tease
Grindhouse Double Feature: Horror – Evil in the Bayou / Bagman
Grindhouse Double Feature: Horror – Evil Unleashed / Zombie Chronicles
Grindhouse Double Feature: Horror – Tales from the Grave/Tales from the Grave 2
Grindhouse Double Feature: Within the Woods/Mutation
Hallowed Ground – (2007)
Hannah Montana – Life's What You Make It – (2006)
Happy Wife, Happy Life, Revisited
Heartland Horrors – Season 1 – (2007)
Hideout in the Sun – (1960)
Hitler – The Rise of Evil – (2003)
Hockey – Blades of Lightning
Holla – (2006)
Homie Spumoni – (2006)
Hour of Despair – (2007)
House of Despair – (2007)
Hunchback Of Notre Dame (Ultimate Edition), The – (1923)
In the Mix with Nikko, Vol. 1 – (2007)
Italian Stallion (Grindhouse Sexploitation Collection), The – (1970)
Jack Benny Collection
Jericho of Scotland Yard – Series 1 & 2
Jimi Hendrix: Smash Hits – (2007)
Johnny and the Dead – (1995)
Johnny Kapahala – Back on Board
Joseph Campbell: Mythos I – (1996)
Kurau Phantom Memory, Vol. 4: Mirror Image
Kyo Kara Maoh!: Season 1
Lair: Complete First Season, The – (2007)
Language. Sex. Violence. Other? – (2006)
Laurel & Hardy Collection
Lee Greenwood: Live – (2007)
Legend of Zelda: Tower/Hyrule
Leonard Bernstein: The Gift of Music – (1993)
Lewis and Clark and Other Great Adventures – (2000)
Little Rascals Collection
Little Women – (1978)
Love Alive: 25th Anniversary Reunion, Vol. 1-2 – (2007)
Lucille Ball Collection, The
Mala Noche – Criterion Collection – (1986)
Man Push Cart – (2005)
Man-Eater, The – (1999)
Marx Brothers Collection
Masterpiece Theatre: The Bronte Collection
Meerkat Manor – Season 1
Metal Shop – Vol. 1 – Extreme Rock – (2007)
MGM Classic Musicals (West Side Story/Guys and Dolls/Fiddler on the Roof/A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum/How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying/Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) – (1971)
Murder, She Wrote – The Complete Seventh Season
Naked Detective, The – (1997)
Nature's Journey [Blu-ray] – (2007)
Nick Drake: Under Review – (2007)
Night B4 Christmas, The – (2003)
Night Of The Living Dead 3D – (2006)
Night Of The Living Dead 3D (2-D Version) – (2006)
Norrington: The Romantics – (2007)
Not for Or Against – (2003)
One to Another – (2006)
Only Fools and Horses: The Complete Collection
Only Fools and Horses: The Specials 1991-2003
Oprah Unauthorized
Passion of Jesus Christ, The – (2005)
Place Called Okavango, A – (1993)
Place Called Okavango: More Adventure, A – (1993)
Police: Regatta De Blanc, The – (2007)
Poltergeist (25th Anniversary Edition) – (1982)
Press Your Luck
Pretty Things – (2001)
Primal Scream: Riot City Blues Tour – (2007)
Prodigy: Music In Review, The – (2007)
Protecting the King – (2007)
Raiders of the Damned – (2005)
Railroad Classics – (2007)
Rap Hustlin' – (2007)
Real Heroes: Inspirational Stories of Giving
Red Skelton Collection
Reef, The – (2006)
Reign Over Me – (2007)
Reign Over Me [Blu-ray] – (2007)
Revenge Is My Destiny – (1971)
Rewind – (2007)
Rich in Spirit – (2007)
Rise – Blood Hunter (Unrated) – (2007)
Robin of Sherwood Set 2 – (1985)
Robocop (1987) [Blu-ray] – (1987)
Rockin' the World
Rod Stewart: In Performance – (2007)
Ronnie Coleman: Relentless
Roots – The Complete Collection (Roots / Roots – The Next Generations) – (1977)
Roots – The Next Generations – (1979)
Samurai 7 – Vol. 3 – From Farm to Fortress
Samurai 7 – Vol. 4 – Battle for Kanna
Savage Streets – (1984)
Schmelvis: Searching for the King's Jewish Roots – (2002)
See How They Fall – (1994)
See Jane Run – (2007)
Sex Movie, The – (2006)
Sex Pistols: In Their Own Words (Rock Case Studies) (w/ Book), The – (2007)
Shanghai Kiss – (2007)
Shirley Temple Collection, The
Son of the Dragon – (2007)
Splatter Beach – (2006)
Stargate SG-1 – The Complete Series Collection – (1997)
Story of the Coast Guard, The
Suburban Wives – (1972)
Surf's Up – (2007)
Surf's Up [Blu-ray] – (2007)
Sweet N Innocent
Syd Barrett: Up Close and Personal – (2007)
Symphonies – (2007)
T. Rex: Up Close & Personal – (2007)
Tales of Horror
Tara Road – (2005)
Taylor – (2005)
Teen Mothers – (1980)
Teenage Twins – (1976)
Three Days of Rain – (2002)
Three Stooges Collection
Treatment, The – (2006)
Trout Grass – (2005)
True Story of the Nativity – (2006)
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle, Vol. 4 – Between Death and Danger
Twilight Zone – The Movie – (1983)
Twilight Zone – The Movie [Blu-ray] – (1983)
Twilight Zone – The Movie [HD DVD] – (1983)
Ultimate Force – (2006)
Ultimate Weekend, The – (2007)
Unlocking Ancient Secrets of the Bible
Veggie Tales: The Wonderful Wizard of Ha's
Vicar of Dibley – A Holy Wholly Happy Ending, The
Vicar of Dibley – Immaculate Collection, The
Vintage Steam – (2007)
Virgin and the Gypsy, The – (1970)
War & Peace (1972) – (1972)
Wayans Family Presents: A Boo Crew Christmas Special
Welcome to Paradise – (2007)
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire – (2007)
Who: Up Close & Personal, The – (2007)
Whose Line Is It Anyway: Season 1, Vol. 1 and 2
Why Did You Pick on Me? – (1980)
Wild and Woolly – (1917)
Would I Lie to You!
Wrong Turn 2 – Dead End – (2007)
Yes, But – (2001)
You Kill Me – (2007)
Zorro – (1974)

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