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Shooter, Black Snake Moan, Dead Silence: Region 1 DVD Releases for June 26, 2007

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It seems like only two years ago I took the helm of the USS DVD Preview from the mighty Duke De Mondo. In fact, it was. And now, ladies and gentlemen, it is time to pass the torch once again. I cannot tell you how wonderful it has been and I thank you for reading. I leave you next week in the more than capable hands of Ray Ellis.

And now, a completely random collection of movies to go out on…


By most accounts, an underwhelming action vehicle for Marky Mark. And most people I've talked to seem unconvinced by Danny Glover as a bad guy (in spite of his turn in The Color Purple). There's a featurette called "Independence Hall," though, which has this Philly resident curious.

Black Snake Moan

Sam Jackson chains Christina Ricci to a radiator. Tell me that doesn't write itself. In spite of the exploi-tastic premise, critics found a lot to love in Craig Brewer's follow up to Hustle & Flow. Extras include commentary and featurettes.

Dead Silence (Unrated Widescreen Edition)

Because you know what's scary? Ventriloquist dummies. That's what. Especially when they rip your tongue out. Although pretty much anything that rips your tongue out is scary. One of the tag lines for one of the featurettes reads "See the creative genius behind the terror!" Do you think they giggled when they wrote that?

Behind the Mask – The Rise of Leslie Vernon

In a year where horror is (pretty legitimately) taking a critical and financial beating (see above), there are still a few flicks that give it a good name. By most accounts, this may be one of the best of the year. A fake doc look at an up and coming slasher, Behind the Mask is a midnight festival fave that never really found an audience in theaters. Here's hoping it gets another shot on DVD. Featurettes and commentary round out the extras, along with the full script on DVD-ROM.

Smallville – The Complete Sixth Season

Mixed feelings about this season, but it kept me interested. Especially like the wedding day ep, and it's nice to see Clark take on some bad guys who could actually kill him. Also, shout out to Martian Manhunter and the ad hoc Justice League. And, to be certain, one of the most exquisitely awful/spectacular (is "awftacular" a word?) last lines to a season ever.

In this week's long list: Let me take this opportunity to thank the incredibly loving and patient Dr. Wife, who has been formatting these long lists for the better part of two years now.

13 Cats: Live in Las Vegas

18th Street Gang Vs Ms-13

AC/DC: Back In Black (The World's Greatest Albums)

Active Pitcher's Approach

Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (Full B&W Ac3)

The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3: The Complete Series

The Adventures Rex and Rinty

African Wildlife & Landscapes

Agatha Christie's Poirot – The Classic Collection, Vol. 2

Aiki-do Volume 4 – by Sam Combes

Air Group 16 – We Came to Remember

All Through the Night

Ambros Pur

America's Test Kitchen Season 7

American Me [HD DVD]


Ao Vivo Em Montreal

Apollo 11: The Eagle Has Landed

Apollo 13: Houston We've Had a Problem

Aprendiendo a Bailar Salsa Cubana

Apuestas Ilegales

Army of Darkness [HD DVD]

Arnie the Doughnut… and Other Fantastic Adventure Stories (Scholastic Video Collection)

Assignment Underwater, Vol. 1

Atomic Testing (3pc) (Dol) ~ A-Bomb Testing: Declassified

Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman

Audio Visual Connect Series: Deep Still Blue


Bach Cantatas – Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Ballet for Boys with Richard Glasstone

Ballroom Dancer Vol 4

The Beach Boys: Videography (w/ Book)

Beethoven/Smetana: Vaclav Neumann in Rehearsal

Behind the Mask – The Rise of Leslie Vernon

Behind the Scenes of Tvs Greatest

Being John Malkovich [HD DVD]

Best of Casper, Vol. 1

Best of Casper, Vol. 2

The Big Cube

The Big Lebowski [HD DVD]

Black Snake Moan

Black Snake Moan / Hustle & Flow

Black Snake Moan [Blu-ray]

Black Snake Moan [HD DVD]

Bob Berg Quartet: The Geneva Concert

The Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty

Bonanza 2 (3pc) (Dol)

Bonejuvenate: Preventing & Treating Osteoporosis

Bootleggers Delinquents & Gangsters (Full B&W)

The Bothersome Man

Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown, Vol. 1

Brain Machine/Astral Factor

Brunner & Brunner-Live 2007-Wir Sind

The Brutal River

Bulletproof [HD DVD]

Cabeca Eletrica Coracao Acustico Ao Vivo

Cafe Setareh


Cartel 1882


Chavos de La Calle

Child Murders

Christmas Cartoons: Rudolph & Friends/Santa & Friends

Cisco Kid 1

Cisco Kid 2

The Cisco Kid, Vol. 3

The Clash: Music in Review

Classic Christmas TV 2-Pack

Classicos Da Musica Sertaneja No Pantanal


The Colossus of Rhodes

Constantine & The Cross

Coppelia (Paris 2001)

Crimebusters (Full Ac3)


Cult Camp Classics 1 – Sci-Fi Thrillers (Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman 1958 / Giant Behemoth / Queen of Outer Space)

Cult Camp Classics 2 – Women in Peril (The Big Cube / Caged / Trog)

Cult Camp Classics 3 – Terrorized Travelers (Hot Rods to Hell / Skyjacked / Zero Hour!)

Cult Camp Classics 4 – Historical Epics (The Colossus of Rhodes / Land of the Pharaohs / The Prodigal)

The Cure: Rock Case Studies

Dancing in the Light: Six Dance Compositions By African American Choreographers / Asadata Dafora, Katherine Dunham, Pearl Primus, Talley Beatty, Donald McKayle, Bill T. Jones

Darwin's Nightmare

Academy Award-nominated doc about the effects of the introduction of the Nile perch into Lake Victoria. Here's a spoiler: It fucks things up.

David Bowie: Glass Spider

The Day Time Ended/The Doomsday Machine

Dead Silence (Rated Widescreen Edition/Unrated Widescreen Edition/Unrated HD DVD)

Decade on the Throne

A Dedicated Life

Demon Prince Enma, Vol. 2

Desfiles Das Escolas De Samba Do Rio De Janeiro 20

Deutschland Sucht Den Superstar 2007-S

The Dialogue Series: David Goyer

Die Interaktive Fahrschule

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau: Autumn Journey / A Franz Schubert Recital (Opera Theatre of Nuremberg)

Discover China – A Peking Duck's Tale

Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti

Dog the Bounty Hunter: Best of Seasons 1, 2 and 3

Dog the Bounty Hunter: The Best of Season Two

Don Pasquale Cagliari 2002

Dr. Yoga House Call – Ana Brett & Ravi Singh

The Drifters: Greatest Hits Live

Drive in Double Feature – Search and Destroy / The Glove

Drive-In Classics

Dueno De Ti Lo Mejor De El Shaka

Echo & the Bunnymen: Dancing Horses

Edu Ribeiro Ao Vivo

Elder Sanchez: Sensual Salsa with Elder Sanchez

Eliza Gilkyson: Live from Austin, Texas

Elton John & George Michael Live in Wembley Arena

Elton John: Rock Case Studies

Elvis Costello: Live – A Case For Song

Encounter Point

Engineer Records: Building O

Erro Live Dc (2pc) (W/CD)

Eurovision Song Contest-Helsinki 2007

Evil & Infamous-Serial Killers

Exotic Dance: The Irresistible Art

Fabulously Fit Moms: Total Body Workout


Famous Authors: George Eliot

Famous Authors: Herman Melville

Famous Authors: James Joyce

Famous Authors: Jonathan Swift

Famous Authors: Percy Bysshe Shelley

Famous Authors: Victor Hugo

Famous Authors: Virginia Woolf

Famous Authors: Walt Whitman

Famous Authors: William Wordsworth

Famous Swordsman

Film School

The Films of Hilary Harris: Four Visionary Short Films

Films of Hillary Harris-Four Visionary Short Films

Four Last Songs

Frankenstein Conquers the World / Frankenstein Vs. Baragon

Godzilla-sized Frankenstein's monster. Seriously.

Franz Schubert – Winterreise & Over the Top with Franz

Freedom Vol. 1 [HD DVD]

From a Classical Position / Just Dancing Around – William Forsyth

Gangsters & Coppers

Gangsters & Coppers (Full B&W Ac3)

Gayne Ballet

Ghost Encounters: The Queen Mary

The Giant Behemoth

A classic of the stop-motion monster genre. And by "classic" I mean when I was a kid I liked movies with giant monsters and this had one. And yes, "giant" and "behemoth" do mean the same thing.


Giuseppe Di Stefano: La Voce Del Cuore

Glass Mountain (1949) (B&W Dol)

Glyndebourne Diamonds: Fidelio, Falstaff, Macbeth, The Rake's Progress, Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria

Going Off On One (2DVD/CD)

Going Under (Unrated Version)

Goldberg Variations

Golden Age of Television: Telephone Time

Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. – Second Season

Gounod – Faust

Grandes Compositores, Vol. 2

Great Day in Harlem

Great Fighting Machines of World War 2: Allied Bombers

Great Fighting Machines of WW2 – Axis Bombers

Green Day: Rock Case Studies (w/ Book)

Greg Lake: Welcome Backstage

The Gun Club: Fire of Love

Gunbuster 2, Vol. 3

Guns & Spurs (Full B&W Ac3)

Halls of Honor- The US Navy Museum

Hammer Film Noir 6

Hammer Film Noir 7 (B&W Dol)

Hammer Film Noir Collector's Set 2: 4-7 (B&W)

Hannah Montana – Pop Star Profile

Haunted Forest

Herod the Great

Hi-5: Making Music, Vol. 3

Hidden Heroes

High School Musical, The Concert – Extreme Access Pass

Hijas de Su Madre: Las Buenrostro

Himalaya Singh

Historia De La Mera Mera

Holiday 2-Pack: A Holiday Romance & A Little Piece of Heaven

Holy Bible: Complete King James Version Bible on DVD

Home Town Story

Home Town Story

Hoodz: NY Bloods

Hot Milk

Hot Rods to Hell

The Huberman Festival / Pinchas Zuckerman, Isaac Stern, Itzhak Perlman, Zubin Mehta, Israel Philharmonic

Hum Aapke Hain Koun

Hustle and Flow [Blu-ray]

Hustle and Flow [HD DVD]

Hyphy Vs Gangsta

Indie Arts: The DVD Magazine – Issue 4

Inu Yasha, Vol. 55 – The Bond Between Inu Yasha and Kagome

The Iranian Embassy Siege

Iria – Zeiram The Animation – The Complete Collection

Isaurinha Garcia Mpb Especial 1972


Jack Nicholson Collection (B&W)

Janacek – Jenufa

Jerome Rose Plays Chopin Live in Recital

Jerry Lee Lewis: Live From Austin Texas

Jets: Pure Cotton

John Wayne (Full B&W Ac3)

John Wayne's Horse Operas (Full B&W Ac3)

John Wayne: Cowboy Legend (Full B&W Ac3)

Katie Melua: Concert Under the Sea

Keep on Marchin

Keillers Park

Kingpin: Pablo Escobar Story

Kundalini Yoga to Detox and Destress with Maya Fiennes

La Gazza Ladra (Cologne 1987)

La Gioconda

La Jetee/Sans Soleil (Criterion Collection)

For those of you who haven't already heard this a million times, La Jetee is the short upon which 12 Monkeys is based. Also, it is weird.

La Movida

La Traviata (Busseto 2002)

Land of the Pharaohs

Las Vengadoras

The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams

Last Days on Earth

The Last Hunter

The Last Letter

Laut Gedacht-Live – Silbermond

The Law and the Fist

Legends of New Orleans:the Music of Fats Domino

Lil Wayne: Blockstar DVD Magazine

Live (2pc) (Bonc Can) – Danny Michel & Black Tornados

Live from Vegas – Britney Spears

Live in Bucharest: the Dangerous Tour – Michael Jackson

Live in Paris – Alice Russell

Lobao Acustico MTV



Lost By Dead

Louis C.K. – Shameless

I haven't seen a full stand-up routine from this guy, but what little I've seen has been funny. Also, peep his clips in Maxed Out.

Love Asia

Lt Kije / La Baiser De La Fee / Ballets

Lucie De Lammermoor (Lyon 2002)

Lucy Show 1 (B&W)

Lucy Show: Outrageous Moments (Full Ac3)

Lucy Show: Starstruck (Full Ac3)

Mad Money: Back To Basics

Made in Heaven – Queen

Madonna – The Performance Review

Madonna: Music in Review

Mahler – Symphony No. 2 in C Minor

Mail Call: S.N.A.F.U. (The History Channel)

Make Room for Daddy (B&W)

Mallrats [HD DVD]

Mania! Mania!, Vol. 1: Commercial Mania/TV Mania

Mania! Mania!, Vol. 2: Dopemania/Sexmania

Marilia Pera Canta Carmen Miranda

Mariss Jansons in Rehearsal

Masai: The Rain Warriors

Maximum MMA Presents: WEF Resurrection

Maya Deren Experimental Films

Meet Joe Black [HD DVD]

Miami Vice: Season Five

Micareta Sertaneja

Mientras Llega el Dia

The Milton Berle Show, Vol. 1

Mindy Mylrea: Cycle Circuit Workout

Miracle in the Land of Coffee

Monk – Season Five

Admittedly, I never made it through this entire season (we were switching DVRs – it's a long story) but I remember a pretty nifty ep with Stanley Tucci playing an actor trying to play Monk.

Monk: Season Five/Psych: The Complete First Season

Monkey Presents: Homer's Odyssey

Monkey Presents: Moby Dick

Monkey Presents: Romeo and Juliet

Mozart – Cosi fan Tutte (Salzburg Marionette Theater)

Mozart – Don Giovanni (Salzburg Marionette Theater)

MTV Unplugged – Shakira

Mujeres Revolucionarias

My Dear Tom Mix

My Little Pony: Pony Puppy

Mystery Men [HD DVD]

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection Vol. 11

Na Moda Do Brasil Ao Vivo

Nancy Drew: Curse of Blackmoor Manor Boxed

Naruto, Vol. 13

Neguinho Da Beija Flor Ao Vivo

The New Adventures of Batman

The New Adventures of Superman

New Model Army: Live 161203

The New Statesman

Nightgale Sang: Tribute to Nat King Cole

Nixon – A Presidency Revealed

Noein, Vol. 4

Nos Voisins Dhantsu

NOVA: Cuttlefish – Kings of Camouflage

NOVA: Epidemic – Ebola, AIDS, Bird Flu and Typhoid

NOVA: Everest – Mountain of Dreams, Mountain of Doom

Novo De Novo

Nunsensations! – The Nunsense Vegas Revue

One Piece, Vol. 9 – Rogue Town

Opera Highlights Vol. II – Ariodante, Billy Budd, The Fiery Angel, Xerxes, Peter Grimes, Cunning Little Vixen, Giulio Cesare, Eugene Onegin, Ruslan and Lyudmlla

Our World Their World – The Complete Series

Paddle Steamers: History of the Humber Ferry

Panchitos Ley

Papuwa, Vol. 6: Reunions and Farewells


Peaceful Warrior (Widescreen)

One of them there New Age-y flicks with Nick Nolte.

A Peck on the Cheek

Pelican Bay: Aka Gangbanger University

Penny Dreadful


A Piece of Sky

Placido Domingo & Mistislav Rostropovich (Ac3)

Police Court

Ponchielli – La Gioconda

Pop Legends Live! Concert Collection (The Association / Gary Lewis & the Playboys / Gary Puckett & the Union Gap)

Porterhouse Blue

Pride (Full Screen Edition/Widescreen Edition)

Terence Howard plays real-life Philadelphia swim coach Jim Ellis.

The Prodigal

The Professional Guide to Fretboard Tapping

Programa Ensaio 1972 – Adoniran Barbosa

Programa Ensaio1991 – Fundo De Quintal

Prostate Cancer Doctor's Speak

Psych – The Complete First Season

I've heard good things.

Puccini – Tosca

Queen of Outer Space

Queen: DVD Collector's Box

Race Against Time – The Search For Sarah (True Stories Collection TV Movie)

Rameau – Zoroastre

Randy Brecker Quartet: The Paris Concert


Ray Campi: Rockabilly Man

Reel Dvd 1: Reggaeton

Renato Russo Entrevistas MTV

Renato Teixeira No Auditorio Do Ibirapuera

Reno 911! – The Complete Fourth Season (Uncensored)

Repo Men

Return of Doctor Mabuse

Return To Kirkuk – A Year in the Fire

Rex Bell Double Featue: Law and Lead/Idaho Kid

Rhythm of My Soul: Kentucky Roots Music

Robot Pilot

Rockin Road Trip (Spec Col Dol)

Rudolph & Friends

The Sage Hunter

Sangre Nueva

Santa & Friends

Santa Claus Conquers The Martians

Screen Action, Vol. 2: Houston Hard Hittaz


Secrets of the Dead: Irish Escape

Secrets of the Silk Road

Set The Mood DVD: Sights and Sounds of Christmas

Shaolin vs. Evil Dead – Ultimate Power

Shell Shock

Sherlock Holmes: Mysteries (Full B&W Ac3)

Sherlock Holmes: On the Case (Full B&W Ac3)

Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection

Shooter (Full Screen Edition/Widescreen Edition)

Silent Greats: The Ultimate Collection

Silent Night Bloody Night (Full)

Sins of the Mother (True Stories Collection TV Movie)


Sleeping Tiger

Slugs Cons & Dames (Full B&W Ac3)

Snoop Dogg: Blockstar DVD Magazine

Something to Cheer About

Sonny Chiba – Masutatsu Oyama Trilogy

The Spaghetti West – An IFC Original Documentary

Spenser: Ceremony

Spenser: Pale Kings & Princes

Standing Still

Stanton Welch – Divergence / Australian Ballet


The Stone Merchant

Stott Pilates: Intense Sculpting Challenge

Stripped…Live in the UK – Christina Aguilera

Super High: Hustler's Handbook


Sweet Sweet Spirit


Symphony 6

Symphony Fantastique

A Tale of Two Pizzas

If you know anything about me, you'll understand why I'm perfectly happy to nominate this as my final Title of the Week. (Hint: I eat a lot of pizza.)

Tangerine Dream 35th Phaedra Anniversary Concert

Tanzkurs Vol 4

The Tchaikovsky Cycle, Vol. 1

This Is Tom Jones

Thugs & Drugs

Tina Turner: Rio '88 – Live In Concert

To Heart, Vol. 3: Bonds of Friendship

Tokko, Vol. 2

Touch of Truth (True Stories Collection TV Movie)


Treasure Island

Tribute Brian Jones – Rolling Stones


Turned Up and Turned On – Country Joe Band

TV Detectives, Vol. 1

TV's Classic Holiday Adventures

TV's Holiday Classics

Twisted Sister: The Video Years

Twister Chasers

Two Small Voices (True Stories Collection TV Movie)

U2: Popmart Live from Mexico City

UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie: Season 1

Ultimate Fighting Championship, Vol. 66 – Liddell vs. Ortiz, Vol. 2

Ultimate Fighting Championship, Vol. 67 – All or Nothing

Un Macho de Mujer

Uncle P

Uncorked: Wine Made Simple Set

Uncorked: Wine Made Simple, Vol. 1

Uncorked: Wine Made Simple, Vol. 2

Uncorked: Wine Made Simple, Vol. 3

Unleashed [HD DVD]


The Usual Children

Van-Pires Transform: Deep Freeze, Vol. 2

Van-Pires Transform: Mission Demolition, Vol. 1

Vandread and Vandread the Second Stage: Complete Collection

Verdi – Aida

Verdi – Macbeth

Verdi Box Set: Falstaff, Rigoletto, Il Trovatore

The Vernon Johns Story (True Stories Collection TV Movie)

Visions of Horror

Vivaldi – Ercole Su'l Termodonte

Wagner – Lohengrin

Waking Up Dead

Walk by Faith

War of the Worlds Scandal

War Requiem

The Watcher [HD DVD]

We Are Bis From Glasgow Scotland (2pc) (W/CD)

Wedding Wars [Region 99]

Western Gunfighters (Full Ac3)

Wheels of Fire and Streets on Fire

The Whistler

Who Can Kill a Child?

Wild Chronicles: Season One Collection

Wild West Riders (Full B&W Ac3)

Wired For Sound – A Guitar Odyssey

World War II Vol 4

Yellow Hair

Yoga Quick Fixes – Ana Brett & Ravi Singh

You Bet Your Life (B&W)

Young Cesar

Zero Hour!

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  • David, thank you for taking this on for the past two years. Injecting humor into a weekly release list for two years is no small feat, but your wry summaries never failed to amuse.

    I do hope you’ll continue to be a weekly presence in the film section!