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Region 1 DVD Releases For April 4th, 2006

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This week, The Film That Would Be King comes out against The Film That Actually Got To Be King.

Brokeback Mountain

It will be sad if this film is only remembered as “that flick that lost to Crash.” It will be even more sad if it is only remembered as “that gay cowboy flick.” What would be nice is if it is remembered for the passionate, tragic, beautiful love story that it is. Full review here.

That said, I would have actually given Best Picture to Munich, but that’s another kettle of fish.

The DVD includes several featurettes, including one discussing the journey of the film from short story to the screen with Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, who won an Oscar for their adaptation of Anne Proulx’s short story.

The Chronicles of Narnia – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Special Two-Disc Collector’s Edition)

Andrew Adamson’s (Shrek franchise) faithful adaptation of the popular fantasy series arrives on DVD with plenty of extras, including two director’s commentaries (one with the kids, one with the crew), and if you splurge for the second disc, plenty of production diaries and a 3-D map of Narnia. But, if you’re like me, you’ll just skip to the kick-ass final battle. Sadly, Lazy Sunday is not among the special features.

Crash (2-Disc Director’s Cut Edition)

As if to rub in the fact that they won, Lionsgate releases this special edition the same day as the film they upset for Best Picture. There are actually quite a few new extras here, including four additional minutes of footage, deleted scenes, new featurettes, and a video for “In the Deep,” which can’t help but be better than the Oscar performance.

Bee Season

Just in time to be compared to Akeelah and the Bee (also about a little girl and a spelling bee) coming out later this month, we have this indie with Richard Gere as the father of the prodigy in question. Blasted critically for laying on the Kaballah maybe a little too thick, it still boasts two directors, which should make for interesting commentary. Extras also include numerous featurettes and a separate commentary track with one of the producers and the screenwriter, Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal, mother of Maggie and Jake.

The President’s Last Bang

This festival fave from Korea delivers a somewhat fictionalized take on the real-life assassination of Park Chun-hee. I guess you have to fudge a little if it’s going to be a dark comedy. Extras include an interview with the director.

Good news! Someone finally put Baby Geniuses and Baby Geniuses 2 into one box set! Read on!

2005 Houston Astros: The Championship Season

3 the Hard Way…Again

3rd Rock from the Sun: The Best Episodes in the Universe, Really

42nd Street Pete’s 8mm Madness

45 Fantastic Fights of the Century

50 First Dates (UMD Mini for PSP) – Dubbed in French – subtitles

Aladdin:Musical

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

The Amazing Adventure

Ambulance Girl

American Experience: Around the World in 72 Days

American Experience: Hawaii’s Last Queen

American Masters: Grateful Dead:

The Anniversary

Armored Trooper Votoms, Stage 2: Kunmen Jungle Wars

Arthur: Arthur Rides the Bandwagon

Arthur: Arthur’s Club Rules

Asylum Erotica

Audrey’s Rain

Australia Legends

A.B. Quintanilla & Kumbia Kings: La Historia

Baby Geniuses / Superbabies – Baby Geniuses 2

Banda el Recodo y Banda Los Recoditos: Dos Generaciones

Bang Rajan

Basic Interests

Be Still

The Beatles: Intimate Scrapbook

Beauty and the Beast

Bee Season

Best Coup DVD Ever

Best Ever Ber Songs

Best Stories

The Big Question – Ever wonder what the cast and crew of The Passion of the Christ really think about spirituality? Here’s your chance to find out.

Billy Graham: God’s Ambassador

Blue Thunder (Special Edition)

Blues Are Still Blue

Bob Dylan – 1975-1981 Rolling Thunder and The Gospel Years

Bongidae! First Annual Silverback Music Festival

Boxer

Boy from Hell

Break The Night With Colour

Broadway Dance Center: Hip Hop Funk

Broadway Dance Center: Street Jazz

Brokeback Mountain (Full Screen/Widescreen)

Bruce Lee:Man and the Myth

Buffalo Girls

Bustin’ Bonaparte

Carole Lombard: The Glamour Collection (Hands Across the Table/ Love Before Breakfast/ Man of the World/ The Princess Comes Across/ True Confession/ We’re Not Dressing)

Carolina Skeletons

Category 7: The End of the World

Charm City

Chicken Tikka Masala

Christi Taylor: Cardio Collectibles

Christi Taylor: Mission Possible

The Chronicles of Narnia – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Full Screen/Widescreen/Special Two-Disc Collector’s/UMD for PSP)

Circle of Two

Classic Albums: Cream – Disraeli Gears (Dol)

Classical Pilates Kids & Young Adults

Classical Pilates Technique with consideration of the NECK & BACK

Confessions of a Lap Dancer

Control y La Onda: Lo Esencial De…

Cops Are Robbers

Cracker:First Love

Cracker:True Romance

Crash (2-Disc Director’s Cut Edition)

Creature from the Black Lake

Criss Cross

Cuba. A Video Collection on the Emerging as Alternative

Da Vinci Code Decoded: Totally Decoded

Da Vinci: Tracking the Code

Daisy Chainsaw: The Videos

Dalai Lama on Life and Enlightenment

Dance Hoop Workout Kit

Dangerous Intentions

David Copperfield

David Spade Collection

Dawson’s Creek: The Complete Sixth Season

Demon Days Live

Desdemona – Live 3.0

Diamond Daydreams, Vol. 2 – Kyoko + Suomi

Dirty (2005) – Relentlessly awful reviews may have convinced the producers to skip a theatrical release for this cop thriller starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and just-hot-off-Capote Clifton Collins, Jr. Of course, lousy reviews didn’t stop a theatrical run for Boat Trip or, well, it’s a long list. Let’s just move on.

Doll Cemeterry (2005)

Donald Lawrence and the Tri-City Singers: Finale (Limited Collectors Edition)

Double Life of Veronique

Dr Drama

Dragon World the Legend Continues

Dream Master:Erotic Invader

Dude, Where’s My Car?

Dynasty

The East Side Kids: Bowery Blitzkrieg

Echo

Ednita Hace Historia: Live en el Coliseo

Einsturzende Neubauten: On Tour with Neubauten.org

El Milagro de Coromoto

Emilio Navaira y Gary Hobbs: Lo Esencial De…

Every Woman’s Dream

Evolution

Fabled

The Fallen

Family Pictures

Fantasies

Far Side of the Moon

Father Kino Story

Felony Fights, Vol. 4

Festival Spasm: Horreur, Vol. 1

The Fifth Season

Films of Faith Collection (The Nun’s Story / The Shoes of the Fisherman / The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima)

Final Assignment

Fire in the Dark

The Firm – Jiggle Free Abs

The Firm – Jiggle Free Arms

The Firm: Jiggle Free Buns

Flame of Recca, Vol. 7

Follow the River

Forbidden Passions

Full House – The Complete Seasons 1-3

Full House – The Complete Third Season

Game Over

Garbage Pail Kids – The Complete Series

Gary Moore and Friends: One Night in Dublin – A Tribute to Phil Lynott

Geek Rhythms: Enjoy the Ride

Getting Gotti

Gillan: Live Edinburgh 1980

The Girl Next Door

Give Peace a Song

The Golden Age of TV Comedy

The Golden Twenties

Gorillaz: Demon Days – Live At Manchester – I just like the idea of a totally animated band doing a live show. Also, one of the Happy Mondays shows up!

The Great War: The Complete History of World War I

Greatest Hits

Gun: Columbus Day & All the President’

Gun: Hole & the Shot

Gun: Ricochet & Father John:Article of

Gunilla and the Lost Films of Suzanne Fields

Harvey

Heat (1995) (Ws Dub Sub Dol) – Dubbed in French – French subtitles

Hell of a Boy

Hell Penitentiary

Herb Alpert – Live at Montreux 1996

Heroine of Hell

Hip, Hot and 21/Hot Thrills, Warm Chills

History at the Movies

Hollywood Musicals

Home Sweet Home

Hooked/The Flaming Teenage

How Awful About Allan

I Am Waiting No More

Imperial Grand Strategy: The Conquest of Iraq And the Assault on Democracy

Impulse

In the Beginning, Vol. 1: 2006 Montreal International Reggae Festival

Incredible Genie

Innocent Victims

Insatiable Wives

Inu Yasha, Vol. 40 – Divine Malice

Jack Reed:Death and Vengence

Jack Reed:One of Our Own

Jack Reed:Search for Justice

Jean Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Adventures

Joao Carlos Martins: Passion

John Basedow: Fitness Made Simple – Basedow’s Basics

John Basedow: Fitness Made Simple – Unlock Your Potential with John Basedow

John Lennon: Timeless Portrait

Johnny Mysto

Josh Kirby

Josh Kirby:Eggs from 70 Million Bc

Josh Kirby:Human Pets

Josh Kirby:Journey to the Magic Cabin

Josh Kirby:Planet of the Dino Knight

Josh Kirby:Trapped in Toy World

Judges

Julia

Jungle Book

Junior Kelly: Live in San Francisco

Kickbox Boot Camp with Kimberly Spreen

Kill Devil

Knight Rider – Season Four

Kung Faux, Vol. 2

Kung Faux, Vol. 3

La Historia Del Pinguino

Lady Killer

Lassie: The Painted Hills

The Last Place on Earth

The Last Supper

Legend of Frank Woods

Leo Kottke: Home & Away Revisited

Liberace

Little Ghost

Little Manhattan – Like a romantic comedy in minature. Two kids fall in love in New York. Bradley Whitford presides.

The Little Princess

Live at Cheney Hall

Live in New York

Live in Slow Motion

Liza with a “Z” – A Concert for Television (Collector’s Edition)

The Long Good Friday

Los Originales de San Juan y Los Traileros del Norte: Lo Esencial De…

Losing Chase

Lupin the 3rd – For Larva Or Money (TV Series, Vol. 14)

Mae West: The Glamour Collection (Go West Young Man/ Goin’ To Town/ I’m No Angel/ My Little Chickadee/ Night After Night)

Magical Journeys of Andreas Vollenweider

Magnum P.I. – The Complete Fourth Season

The Man from Left Field

Marlene Dietrich: The Glamour Collection (Morocco/ Blonde Venus/ The Devil Is a Woman/ Flame of New Orleans/ Golden Earrings)

Marvin Gaye: Real Thing – In Performance 1964-1981

Mel Brooks Box Set Collection (Blazing Saddles / Young Frankenstein / Silent Movie / Robin Hood: Men in Tights / To Be or Not to Be / History of the World, Part 1 / The Twelve Chairs / High Anxiety)

Melodic Concert

Mi Venganza

Miami Models

Micro Mini Kids

Midas Touch

Mike Hammer:New Leaf

Mike Hammer:Songbird

Mike Speck and Friends: We’re Havin’ Church!

The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima

Mismos y Grups Modelo: Lo Esencial De…

Mona Lisa

Monica Naranjo: Coleccion Privada (Tour Minage)

Morrissey: Who Put the “M” in Manchester?

Most Famous Hits: B.B. King Live

Most Famous Hits: Chuck Berry- Long Live Rock & Roll

Most Famous Hits: Elvis Presley – The Early Years

Most Famous Hits: James Brown – Live at Chastain Park Atlanta

Most Famous Hits: Jerry Lee Lewis

Most Famous Hits: Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin

Most Famous Hits: Julio Iglesias – Live in Jerusalem

Most Famous Hits: Marilyn Manson

Most Famous Hits: Ricky Martin – Live in Spain

Most Famous Hits: Stevie Ray Vaughan Live

Most Famous Hits: The Ratpack

Most Famous Hits: Tom Jones – Greatest Hits

Mother Teresa: In the Name of God’s Poor

Munto 2: Beyond the Walls of Time

Murder Cod

Mystique: Hottest Buns and Best Legs

Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok, Vol. 4: Destiny’s Children

Neil Simon’s London Suite

New York Doll

New York Doll: Edited Version

Night of the Sharks

Night of the Twisters

Nine to Five (Sexist, Egotistical, Lying Hypocritical Bigot Edition) – This special edition celebrating the 25th anniversary of the ahead-of-its-time comedy includes commentary from all three leads and a producer, new featurettes, deleted scenes, and, more frighteningly, a karaoke option.

Ninja Dragon

Ninja Squad

Ninja Terminator

No Big Deal

Nocturne

NOVA: Deadly Ascent – Mt. McKinley

Nude Dudes – If you look this up on Amazon, you will see no explanation, but do you really need one? Title of the Week.

The Nun’s Story

The Old Curiosity Shop

On The Ride – Aly & AJ

On the Streets of La

Once Upon a Wedding

Open

Pantera – 3 Vulgar Videos From Hell

Passion’s Desire

Patton Oswalt – No Reason to Complain (Uncensored) – Just caught his act in Austin at a “Comedians of Comedy” show. His Robert Evans routine alone had me gasping for breath.

Penguins Story

Perro Callejero

Perro Callejero 2

Personal Vendetta

Pete Townshend: Psychoderelict

Pilates for Weight Loss Series

Pink Floyd: Reflections and Echoes

Portrait of Courage: The Untold Story of Flight 93

The President’s Last Bang

Princess in Love

Promise AKA Wu Ji

Pronouncercizing: A whole-body approach to learning the sounds of North American English

Quiet Family

The Ranger, the Cook and a Hole in the Sky

Raue Spree

Ravaged House: Zoroku’s Disease

RBD

Renegade Gun

Rien Que Du Bonheur

The Rocky Jones Space Ranger Collection

Russell Peters: Two Concerts…One Ticket

Russell Simmons’ Higher Self Series: Hip-Hop Laws of Success

Sacred Classics

Sacred Classics, Vol. 2

Sanctuary: The Eis Xmas Concert 2002

Sandungueo.com: Reggaeton Video Hits, Vol. 2

Satanic

Scarlet Moon

The Science Fiction Cliffhanger Collection

Scooby Doo: Movie (Ws Dub Sub Dol) – Dubbed in French – French subtitles

Scream Bloody Murder

Second Coming of Suzanne

Security: When All Else Fails, Who Do You Turn To

Sesame Beginnings: Beginning Together

Sesame Beginnings: Make Music Together

Seven Beauties (Digitally Remastered Edition)

Shallow Hal

She, The Hard Way

Shock of the Century

The Shoes of the Fisherman

Showtime

Sign of the Otter

Silver Horde

Sins of the Mother

Six Pack

Somebody to Love

South Beach Raw

Spirit of the Eagle

Star Trek Fan Collective – Time Travel

Statistic

Strange Affair

Strange Fruit

Street Monster: The Rise and Fall of First Degree the D.E.

Streets of Rage

Suspension

Sweet Bird of Youth

Swept Away (Digitally Remastered Edition)

Take Me

Talk

Talmage Farlow

The A-Team – Season Four

Teddy Tucker: Adventure in My Life

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Original Series (Volume 4)

Terror Tales, Vol. 4: From the ‘Hood

Thank God It’s Friday ~ Robert Klane

This Time

Three-Way Split

Tim

Time to Die

The Titanic

To Save the Children

Torch: A Live Celebration of Souther Gospel’s Next Generation

Train Quest

Tripping the Rift – Season Two

Tropical Tease

True Women

Ultimate Ninja

Umphrey’s McGee/Keller Williams/The Disco Biscuits/Particle: Jam in the Dam

Un Nino Llamado Jesus

Unlikely Angel

Urban Vision: Featuring DJ Craze, Master Stepz and Bobby and Steve

Ushpizin – Extremely well-reviewed import about a test of an Israeli couple’s faith.

Very Best of Legends

Vico C: El Encuentro

Viewtiful Joe, Vol. 2

Virus

Wackiest Wagon Train in the West

Walking with the Lord

Watch N Learn, Vol. 1

Watch N Learn, Vol. 2

White Fang

The Who: The Moon Years

Wiggle Around the Clock

Wild Horses

The World’s Best Prom

The World’s Greatest Lover

WWII In Color: VE Day

X Treme Teens

Yoga for Weight Loss Series

Your Mother Wears Combat Boots

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