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Mission: Impossible III, Tales of the Rat Fink, Keeping Up With the Steins: Region 1 DVD Releases for October 31, 2006

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This week, celebrate Halloween with scaaary people like Tom Cruise. 

Mission: Impossible III (Two-Disc Special Collector's Edition)

Perhaps one of the most underrated blockbusters of the summer, MI:III breaks out of the gate with one of the best opening sequences of the year. Credit J.J. Abrams with bringing the Alias-riffic plot and direction and credit Laurence Fishburne and Philip Seymour Hoffman with bringing the mad support. Credit Tom Cruise's couch-riffic offscreen behavior with a $133 million domestic gross on a $150 million budget. With international box office and DVD sales, I think they'll still be okay. Not to mention that onscreen, Cruise does just fine.

Incidentally, that disappointing U.S. take may have inspired Paramount to (a) release this DVD on a Monday instead of the traditional Tuesday (this actually came out on October 30) and (b) release it on DVD, HD-DVD, and Blu-ray all on the same day, which is unprecedented. 

Extras include commentary from Abrams and Cruise and loads of featurettes. 

Tales of the Rat Fink

What project could bring together John Goodman, Tom Wolfe, Ann-Margret, Matt Groening, The Smothers Brothers, and Stone Cold Steve Austin?  A doc about custom car legend Ed "Big Daddy" Roth and his "anti-Mickey Mouse" symbol the Rat Fink, of course. The film uses Roth-style animation to tell Roth's tale.  

Extras include interviews with Roth. 

Keeping Up With the Steins

If you didn't get enough of Jeremy Piven planning his daughter's Bat Mitzvah on Entourage, in this film he competes with a rival's Bar Mitzvah. And, yes, he plays an agent in this one, too. Directed by comedy legend Gary Marshall's son Scott. Not well received.  

One of the commentaries features father and son, Gary and Scott. Think Scott's Bar Mitzvah will come up? 

It's a Wonderful Life (60th Anniversary Edition)

You'd think the 60th Anniversary Edition would have something special. If by special you mean a featurette narrated by Tom Bosley, you'd be right. If you mean a super-tricked out edition like that 78-disc set they did for Ben Hur a while back, you'd be wrong. There's also a tribute to Frank Capra by his son, but at this point, I think a doc trying to link Francis Capra of Veronica Mars fame to the movie would be more interesting.  

Ghost Whisperer – The Complete First Season

Did you know Ghost Whisperer was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Main Title Design? In spite of a cool critical reception, the show garnered a devoted following and is already on its second season. Having never seen the show, I can only guess it falls somewhere between Medium and Tru Calling in terms of women-talking-to-the-dead shows. 

Extras include commentary and featurettes. 

In this week's long list, you can't spell Halloween without lesbian vampires, Jesus motorcycle gangs or John Travolta.

2006 World Series® Game 6

2006 World Series® Game 7

42nd Street Forever, Vol. 2: The Deuce

5th Annual World Poker Players Conference

AC/DC: Thunder Rock

AC/DC: Classic Album Under Review Back

Acapulco H.E.A.T – The Complete Second Season

Adolescentes y Rebeldes

Adrenalin Rush

Adrenaline Rush V F

African Queen

Aggro Berlin Presents: Aggro Videos, Pt. 1

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alien Love Secrets

Alive in Athens

All Access Vol 13

Allied Armor

America 1900

American Masters – Ella Fitzgerald

American Masters – Hank Williams

American Masters – Quincy Jones

American Masters – Lou Reed

American Masters – Leonard Bernstein

Anastasia

And Now Everybody to the Stage

Andre Rieu – Christmas Around the World

Andrea Neals Insidious Plot

Andy Goldsworthy – Rivers and Tides (Special Two-Disc Collector's Edition)

Andy Statman: Learn to Play Klezmer Music – Improvising in the Tradition

Angel Terminators

Arias & Misa Criollo

Asian Dimes: Reggaton Mix

Asian Horror Two-for-One: The Pang Brothers Collection

Axis Armor – Great Fighting Machines of WWI

Back to Tulsa: Live & Loud at Cain's Ballroom

Back Together Now: Live – The Farm

Banners Angels

Bar Brawls: Uncensored

Barbiere Di Siviglia (Sub)

Barry Manilow – First and Farewell

Bases Are Loaded

Battling for Baby

BBC Atlas of the Natural World – Land of the Eagle

BBC Atlas of the Natural World – Spirits of the Jaguar

BBC Atlas of the Natural World – Western Hemisphere and Anarctica (Land of the Eagle / Spirits of the Jaguar / Wild South America / Life in the Freezer)

BBC Atlas of the Natural World – Wild South America

The Beatles: She Loves You

Beer: The Movie, Vol. 2

Behavior Education Program

The Benny Hill Collection

Benny Hill Collection Sets 1-5

Best of Airline 1 & 2 (2pc)

Best of the Early Years – Frank Sinatra

Best of X-Division – Total Nonstop Action Wrestling

Beverly Hillbillies Go To Town

Black Venus

Bob Dylan – 1966 World Tour – The Home Movies

Bolshoi Opera Night

Bonanza:Down at the Ranch

Bonanza:Sunday Night Favorites

Boogiepop Phantom DVD Thinpak Collection

Boshe Vita – Fomichev, Chernievich, and Serebrakov

Bougeotte W Marie Martine

Bronzes 3

Bruce Lee Fights Back from the Grave

Busty Kovergirls (Full)

By the People – Democracy in the Wild

C.S.I. Miami – The Complete Fourth Season

C.S.I. Miami – The Complete Seasons 1-4

Cabbage Patch Kids Collector's Edition

Cadetes de La Naval

Cali Lifestyle 2

Cali Lifestyle:Collectors Edition

Calvaire V F W Sous Titre Anglais

Campaigns of Napoleon Boxed Set Volume 2

The Campaigns of Napoleon: 1812 – The Battle of Borodino

Campaigns of Napoleon: The Battle of Trafalgar

The Campaigns of Napoleon: The Napoleonic Wars

Cannibal Ferox AKA: Make Them Die Slowly

Celos (Jealousy)

Chaos Ridden Years-Stockholm Knockout Live – Children of Bodom

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspirational Stories for the Holidays

The Christmas Tradition – A Celebration of Christmas

Christmas With Jose Carreras – Carreras, Bavaj, and Baumann

Christmas With Kiri Te Kanawa – Kiri Te Kanawa, George, and Choirs of Coventry

Christmas with Winchester College Chapel Choir

Ciudad De M (Spanish) (Sub)

Classic Christmas Collection (It's a Wonderful Life / White Christmas)

Classiques De Cornemuse

Collection Pin Pon

The Complete Live Performances – Tupac Shakur

Complete the Persuaders Series

Condor Hero: Complete TV Series

Conflict – Live in London

Cool Dimension – Innocent Assassin

Crime Inc (2pc)

Crusades Collection

Czech Christmas Mass (Sub Dol) – Ryba, Dvorak Chamber Orchestra, and Pesek

Dance Show Competition of the Year, Vol. 1

Dance Show Competition of the Year, Vol. 2

Daphne (Sub Ac3 Dts) – Strauss, Anderson, Sacca, and Allister

Daughters of Darkness

Not just a lesbian vampire movie, a two-disc special edition lesbian vampire movie. 

De La a a La Z

Death of a Prophet

Definitive Performances 1963-1987 – Smokey Robinson & the Miracles

Der Rosenkavalier – Strauss, Pieczonka, Wiener Phil, and Bychkov

Detective Fr & Eng

The Devil's Rain

In rerelease for Halloween, probably the only time you'll see the following on a DVD cover: "Shatner, Borgnine, Lupino, Travolta." 

Documentary – David Beckham

Docurama Films Collection:Remembering

Dodgeball: True Underdog Story (2pc) (Unrated)

Dog Matic

Don Giovanni – Mozart, Alvarez, Bayo, and Regazzo

Don't Open Your Eyes

Down to the Bone

Dude Where's My Car (2pc)

Duplessis

Dylan Speaks

El Altar de La Santa Muerte

El Placer de Mirar

El Vampiro (The Vampire) & El Ataud del Vampiro (The Vampire's Coffin) – 2 Disc Special Edition

Electric Kool Aid Talk Show

Ellen:Complete Series Megaset

En Concert Au National

The Encyclopedia of Modern Armor: Medium Tank

Essential Ernest Collection (4pc)

Excalibur (HD-DVD)

The Exodus Decoded (History Channel)

Extreme:Concept Cars

Ezra Jack Keats' The Little Drummer Boy… and 4 More Holiday Stories (Scholastic Video Collection)

F Word

Far Beyond the Sun

Fast Food

Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America

Fedora

Feedback – Jimi Hendrix

Festival of Fright

Fighting Spirit – The Trap of the Southpaw (Vol. 14)

The Films of James Broughton

Footsteps

For Their Own Good

A Ford Show Family Christmas – Tennessee Ernie Ford

Forever – Free

Frankenstein 80/Frankenstein 2000

Fun from None: Live from the No Fun Fest 2004 and 2005

Future-Kill

Gags on You (2pc)

George Burns – The TV Specials Collection

Get Ripped! with Jari Love: Get Ripped & Chiseled

Get Ripped! with Jari Love: Get Ripped 1000

Ghost in the Shell SAC Complete 1st Season Box Set

Ghost Whisperer – The Complete First Season

Girl Boss Guerilla

Girls from Nowolipki

Gloriana

Golden Legacy

Gonin 1 & 2

Gorillaz – Phase Two – Slowboat to Hades

Videos and games from the group's second album.  How many bands do you know with their own games?  Besides Aerosmith, that is. 

Gory Gory Hallelujah

Four biker/actors each trying out for the role of Jesus versus a pack of wild Elvis impersonators? Sounds like Title of the Week to me.  

Grandes Jaripeos

Grands Classiques

Gravitation TV Series DVD Thinpak Collection

Hamlet

Handel's Messiah

Hard Rock Treasures – Ian Paice, Don Bernstine, Brian Wilson, and Rick Nielsen

Hardcastle and McCormick – The Complete First Season

Remember when all it took to have a show was a bad-ass car? That's all I remember about this show. That, and one of the two looked like David Hasselhoff. 

Haunted Investigators: Volume 1 (Ghost Hunters)

Heartland Son

Hearts on Fire

Heartstopper

Hello Kitty – Stump Village – A Place of Fun! (Vol. 1)

Hidden Truths

Hip Hop Police

Historia

The History Channel: Warrior Empire – The Mughals

The Hitchhiker, Vol. 3

Holy Russia: Celebrates the Festival of Christmas

Hood Life 2: The Documentary Continues

Hot Pursuit Volume 1

Hot Pursuit Volume 2

Hot Pursuit Volume 3

Hot Pursuit: The First Season (3pc)

The Human Factor

George Kennedy is the human factor. No, I'm not sure what that tag line means, either. 

Hungry for Monsters

I Drink Your Blood

This is the deluxe uncensored director's cut. Am I to understand there's a wussy version of a movie called I Drink Your Blood out there somewhere? 

I Love R&B

I Pass For Human

Even without the junkie ghosts, this would probably still be a runner up for Title of the Week

Ibiza Chillout Moods

Il Barone Di Rocca Antica (Sub Ac3 Dol)

Il Etait Une Fois En Antarctique

In Dreams – Roy Orbison

In the Beginning Vol 2:Montreal Inter

In the Mood for Love

Indoctrination

The Interview

The Irving Klaw Classics, Vol. 1-4

The Irving Klaw Classics, Vol. 1: The Bettie Page Films

The Irving Klaw Classics, Vol. 2: The Wrestling Films

The Irving Klaw Classics, Vol. 2: The Wrestling Films

The Irving Klaw Classics, Vol. 3: The Fetish Film

Isabella

It's a Wonderful Life (60th Anniversary Edition)

Jakers – Sheep on the Loose

Jay Cutler: One Step Closer

Jazz Icons (9pc)

John Entwistle: Thunderfingers – A Tribute

Johnny Cash – Live in Ireland 1993

Jose Carreras & Montserrat Caballe

José Carreras Collection

The Journey of Vaan Nguyen

Joy Division:Under Review

Joy Sticks

Jules Verne's the Fabulous Journey to the Center of the Earth (1978) A.K.A. Where Time Began

Keeping Up with the Steins

Kids in the Hall – Complete Season 5

The Kids in the Hall Megaset

King Dinosaur/The Jungle

Kings of Swing

Kirameki Project – Robot Girls (Vol. 1)

Kiss – Kissology – Volume 1 (1974-1977)

Kiss: Krazy Killer

Kloset Klaw & Lingerie

La Reina de La Nieve

Lady Libertine

Land of Look Behind

The Last Detective – Series 2

The Last Supper: Live at the Hammerstein Ballroom

Laurel & Hardy Comedys Best Duo

Laurel & Hardy Hilarious Antics

Le Nozze di Figaro – Mozart, Mattei, Regazzo, and Oelze

Legend of the Dragon

Legends of Wimbledon – Pete Sampras

Lemans 2006 Official Film

Lights Camera Action

Little Princess

Little Steps: ABC's

Little Steps: Baby Smart Start

Little Steps: Colors

Little Steps: Counting

Little Steps: Numbers & Shapes

Little Steps: Phonics

Live at Full House – Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul

Live at Full House – Cutting Crew

Live at Montreux 1980 and 1974 – Van Morrison

Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 – The Who

Live in England – Conflict

Live in Recital – Beethoven, Haydn, Chopin, and Fliter

Loca Latinas: Mardi Gras 3 (2pc) (W/CD)

Los Cisnes

Los Leones del Ring

Lotna

Lover of Life, Singer of Songs – Freddie Mercury

Luiz Caldas Ao Vivo

Macumba Sexual

Madonna Grimes Dance Street Afro Latino Moves

MaDonna Grimes Dance Street Electric Moves

MaDonna Grimes Dance Street Workout Collection

Madonna Grimes Groove to the Moves

Madonna Grimes Hip Hop Moves

Magma-Theusz Hamtaahk Trilogy

Make Room for Daddy 1 (B&W)

The Making of "Miss Saigon"

Manley & Morrison Fsu

Mansion of the Living Dead

Much classier than the rowhouse of the living dead down the street. 

Martin & Lewis Collection – Vol. 1

Marty Stouffer's Wild America (Seasons 1-6 Collector's Edition)

Marty Stouffer's Wild America Collector's Edition (seasons 7-12)

Martyr – Depeche Mode

Matadero en Laredo

Maximum Ernest

Maxx

Mi Nombre Es Sergio Soy Alcoholico (Spanish)

Michel Legrand: Live in Brussels

Most Beautiful Wife

Mozart: Clarinet Concerto – Symphony No. 25

The Music of Leroy Anderson: Once Upon a Sleigh Ride

Musical Journey: Florence

Musical Journey: Madrid – La Mancha Toledo

Musical Journey: Moscow and the Golden Ring

Musical Journey: Norway – Country's Past and Present

Musical Journey: Salzburg – A Musical Tour of the City of Mozart

Musical Journey: Scotland – Country's Past and Present

Musical Journey: Seville Granada

Musical Journey: St. Petersburg, Palaces of the Tsars

My Fantasia

Mythes Et Legendes

Naldicion De Nostradamus (Spanish)

Naldicion De Nostradamus 2 (Spanish)

Nenhum Motivo Explica a Guerra

A Newsreel History of the Third Reich, Vol. 4

Ninja Nonsense, Vol. 3: The Legend of Shinobu – Ninjas on First

Nobody Wants Your Film

Noel Autour Du Monde – Clowns Du Carrousel

Noel/The 12 Dogs of Christmas

Norma

North Korea: A Day in the Life

Northville Cemetery Massacre

Nutcracker Sweeties/The Judas Tree

Ocean World, Vol. 1

Office Space (2pc)

Okonokos: The Concert – My Morning Jacket

Olympia De Montreal

Omarion: Invitation Only

On Dormira Demain

One Cold Winters Night

Other Woman

Our Gang Hilarious Hits

Our Own Private Bin Laden

Over the Hill Gang Rides Again

Parts: The Clonus Horror

Party at the Palms – Season 1

The Passing Show – The Life & Music of Ronnie Lane

Penthouse: Pet of the Year 2006

Perverted Thomas

Petticoat Junction the Sweet Life

The Phantom of the Opera [Blu-ray]

Phase 2-Slow Boat to Hades – Gorillaz

Phil Lesh & Friends – Live at the Warfield Theater

Piano Trio – Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Gruppman, and Kosower

Pink Floyd: Shine On

Poison-Live at Brixton

Prisoner 13

Progressive Rock Legends

Psycho Killer – English Dogs

Puffing on a Coffin Nail – Live at the Forum – Dirty Pretty Things

Pulse: a Stomp Odyssey

Punk on the Road

Punto y Raya

Pure Decadance

Rafureshia

Rage in the Cage: Stand Up War

Rampo Noir

Raw Force/Kung Fu Cannibals

Rebel Salute 2006, Vol. 1

Rebel Salute 2006, Vol. 2

Rebel Salute 2006, Vol. 3

Red Skelton:America Funniest Man

Reflections – Frank Sinatra

Reggaeton: The Cuban Revolucion

Rehearsal – Min-Su

Resonance Live in Poland – Galahad

Rigoletto – Verdi, Alvarez, Mula, and Lopez-Cobos

Ringside – The Best of Mike Tyson

Riot (Spec) – Bad Religion

The Ripper Blood Pack (The Ripper / Blood Cult / Revenge)

Rock N Roll Band – Tea Leaf Green

Rockabilly Shakedown

Rossini:II Barbiere Di Siviglia – Maurizio Barbacini

Saiyuki: Complete Collection

Salzburg Recital

Satriani Live!

Save Ums

Savior of the Soul II

Schramm

Scream Pack (Kiss of the Tarantula / Don't Look in the Basement / Don't Open the Door)

Se Fait Du Cine-Bas

The Searchers [Blu-Ray]

Secrets of Ancient Empires Boxed Set

Secrets of Ancient Empires: The First Armies

Secrets of Ancient Empires: The First Beliefs

Secrets of Ancient Empires: The First Cities

Secrets of Ancient Empires: The First Civilizations

Secrets of Ancient Empires: The First Merchants

Seeking 1906

Shaye & Kiki

Shit Happens – Every Time I Die

Shiva Rea – Creative Core Abs

Shocked

Slab Soldiers Scars and Stripes, Vol. 2

Sled Mayhem

Sonic X – Complete Fifth Season

The Spectator

Speed Racer, Vol. 5

Speedfreaks Ball

Spirit of Memphis

Splatter: Naked Blood

Spongebob Squarepants – Whale of a Birthday

Stage of Consciousness

Steam Around the World: Western European Achives

Stonewall & Riot

Stop the War Coalition Benefit Concert Featuring Brian Eno

Story of Psychobillies Pt 1

Style Council, Live At Full House Rock Show

The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! Volume 2

Super Troopers (2pc)

Sweet Soul Music – The Chi-Lites

Sweet Soul Music – The Spinners

Sweet Soul Music – The Stylistics

Tales from the Crypt – The Complete Fifth Season

Tales of the Rat Fink

Tannhauser – Wagner, Versalle, Studer, and Engert-Ely

The Tarzan Collection Starring Johnny Weissmuller, Vol. 2 (Tarzan Triumphs / Tarzan's Desert Mystery / Tarzan and the Amazons / and the Leopard Woman / and the Huntress / and the Mermaids)

Teletwang

Terrifying Girls' High School: Lynch Law Classroom

Terrorstorm: A History of Government Sponsored Terrorism

This Is Here This Is Now

This Joint Is Jumping

Three Wise Guys

Time Warp Trio, Vol. 2: Past, Present and Future

Tna Wrestling: Best of the X Division 2 – Total Nonstop Action Wrestling

A Touch of Frost – Seasons 11 & 12

Tournee Des Vignobles

Travel With Kids Hawaii: The Big Island

Travis Picking

Tres Pajaros

Trick Daddy: The Real Entourage

Triple Cross

The Trouble Makers

TV Series – I.C. Seizoen 1 + 2

TV's Greatest Toons

Ultimate B-Boy: City Vs City

Ultimate Ernest (2pc)

Un Tipo Dificil de Matar

Under Siege [Blu-Ray]

Under Siege [HD DVD]

Under the Carp Banner

Unforgiven [Blu-Ray]

Urban Latino Hip Hop

V for Vendetta [HD DVD]

Verdi – Messa Per Rossini / Benackova, Quivar, Prague

A Verdi Gala From Berlin

Videohits 2007

Vikings: Journey To the New Worlds

Voisins

Vol. 12-Family Collection – Caillou

Vol. 2-Spasm Horreur

Vol. 4-Music Videos

Warriors of Terra

Welcome to Paradise

West's Combat Helicopters

Western Double Feature (The Lonesome Trail / The Silver Star)

Who Wants to Kill Jessie?

Sounds like the sequel to Let's Scare Jessica to Death but is actually a Czech New Wave film from 1965. 

Whoever Says the Truth Shall Die

William Wegman's Alphabet Soup

William Wegman's Fay's Twelve Days of Christmas

Wimbledon 2006 Official Review

Wimbledon Classic Match: Federer vs Sampras

Wimbledon Classic Match: Gerulaitis vs Borg

Wisdom, Knowledge & Overstanding

Yoga Booty Ballet 2-Disc Set: Light & Easy / Latin Flavor

Yoga Booty Ballet Complete Workout System

Yoga To Go's Prenatal Yoga

You Bet Your Life

Young Jeezy:Thug Motivation

Zen & Zero

Zooey

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