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V for Vendetta, The Shaggy Dog, Girls Next Door: Region 1 DVD Releases for August 1st, 2006

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V for Very Little Coming Out This Week.

V for Vendetta (Widescreen Two-Disc Special Edition)

I'll be honest. I wasn't completely blown away by this. But it's still a must-see. Probably one of the most subversive, biting indictments of the current administration you'll see in graphic novel adaptation form (which is a little ironic given that the graphic novel was satirizing the Thatcher administration —  okay, maybe not that ironic). Anyhoo, don't go in expecting a great action film, though there are a couple of sweet action sequences. It's really more of a drama, and a very good one at that. You may even tear up a little. I did.

Without splurging you get a making-of doc. Go for the two-disc version and you get more docs, including the history of Guy Fawkes and the original comic. Also, an SNL digital short easter egg about which I'm very curious. (Is it really an easter egg if they advertise it on Amazon?)

The Shaggy Dog

It's Tim Allen in a remake of The Shaggy Dog. You either want to see that or you don't.

There's something called the "Bark-Along Bone-Us" feature and, I gotta say, it's very bold of them to say that in a kid's film.

Frontline – The Age of AIDS

I don't usually highlight Frontlines since there are so many, but this is what I would call required viewing, and not in a last-week's-Family-Guy-was-fucking-awesome kind of way. To be certain, this is not some shrill lecture on the dangers of HIV. This is a riveting history of the epidemic, from its mysterious origins to its wholly depressing rise abetted by ignorance and fear (okay, now I'm being shrill).

No extras but this is, like, four hours long. You don't want extras.

What the "Bleep" Do We Know?! – Down the Rabbit Hole Quantum Edition

This is essentially a longer version (much longer) of the surprise hit documentary/pseudo-science-on-parade flick from 2004. It didn't do as well. One interesting note — this DVD contains a feature that throws random clips into every viewing, so that no two viewings are the same. Yeah, I'm still not into it.

Girls Next Door: Season One

Two wonderful things about this DVD of the first season of a reality show about Hef's ladies: First, it comes with a censored and an uncensored audio commentary track. Who is going to listen to the censored track? "Hmm. I really want my eleven-year-old to see the Playboy Mansion, but he really shouldn't hear any foul language while he's there." Second, this comes with a personality test. I'm sorry, but if you can't tell already whether or not you're a Holly, a Bridget or a Kendra, no test can help you.

Name the sequel to the classic A Christmas Story. The answer in this week's long list.

10.5 Apocalypse (Ws)

Remember when we made that bet that no one would ever make a sequel to a crappy disaster-movie-of-the-week? You owe me five dollars.

25 Years of Improv Comedy

Kind of a neat cast on this one. Mike Myers, Ike Barinholtz, Mo Collins, Andy Dick, Rachel Dratch, Dave Koechner, Tim Meadows, Joel Murray, Amy Poehler, Andy Richter and Horatio Sanz return to their Chicago improv roots for a night of, um, Chicago improv.

The 40-Year-Old Virgin/American Wedding: Party Edition (Full Screen/Widescreen)

Acustico MTV

Against All Odds:Israel God's Miracle

Alamo

Alice Cooper – The Nightmare Returns Tour (1987)

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland/ R&H's Cinderella

American Experience: MacArthur

Battle of Britain

Beavis & Butt-head – The Mike Judge Collection, Vol. 3

Benny & Joon

Best of Elmo's World DVD Collection

Billy Budd

The Birdcage

Black Hole (Ws Ac3 Dol Dts)

Blue Collar TV – The Complete First Two Seasons

Blue Collar TV – The Complete Second Season

Blue's Clues – Blue's Biggest Stories

Bob Hope The Vietnam Years 1965

Bombsquad

Boo Ghost

Boyish Man (Unrated)

Boys of Lost Island

Brokeback Mountain/Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Broken Saints – The Animated Comic Epic

Burning Man: Beyond Black Rock – Dubbed in English

Ever wanted to go to Burning Man without actually, you know, going to Burning Man? Doc about it's gotta be the same, right?

Camelot the Legend

Cantando Por un Sueno

Carpe Diem

Catch That Kid

Cheech Marin and Friends

Chris Botti – Live – With Orchestra & Special Guests

Classic Western TV

The Comeback – The Complete Only Season

Fairly well-liked but unsuccessful (and pretty self-awarely so to look at the title and clever cover) post-Friends Lisa Kudrow venture. My money's on Matthew Perry to have the most successful post-Friends television career, what with the Sorkin and all.

Crash Impact

Crazy Chicks: Texas Heat

Creation of Techno Music

Cromartie High School – Complete Collection

Crowded Streets Superstars

Curb Your Enthusiasm – The Complete Fifth Season

Curb Your Enthusiasm – The Complete First Five Seasons

Dallas – The Complete Fifth Season

Dallas – The Complete First Five Seasons

Daphne in the Brilliant Blue (Complete Boxed Set)

The Diary of Immaculee

Digging for Treasure

Ding Dong Night at the Moulin Rouge/Merry Maids of the Gay Way

Maybe it's because the pickings are mighty slim this week, but, Title of the Week.

Dirt Riot

Doodlebops: Dance and Hop

Doodlebops: Rock and Bop

Dracula, Prisoner of Frankenstein

1972 film with Dracula, Frankenstein's monster and a werewolf. How much you wanna bet it's better than Van Helsing?

Eastern Bride

Elmo's World – Pets

Elvis: '68 Comeback

A classic piece of Americana. Elvis gets back with his Sun Studio cohorts and kicks it old school. Well, older school.

Elvis Aloha from Hawaii

En El Auditorio Nacional

Excel Saga – Complete Collection

Extreme Wrecks: Ultimate Bullriding

Family Guy:Freakin Sweet Collection

Fast Food My Way With Jacques Pepin 2

Frontline – The Age of AIDS

Frontline – The Al Qaeda Files

Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 11: Becoming the Stone

Gaite Parisienne

Gambler: The Adventure Continues

Get Shorty

Getting Ahead: Mathematics (4pc)

Getting Ahead: Primary Science (4pc)

Getting Ahead: Reading & Writing (4pc)

Getting Ahead: Science (4pc)

Getting Ahead: Us History (4pc)

Girasoles Para Lucia

Girls Next Door: Season 1

Good Night and Good Luck [Blu-ray] – English subtitles

Good Times – The Complete Sixth Season

The Graduate

Grapplers Quest – 2nd West Coast Championships (Matt Hughes)

The Great Challenge

Grip 7 (Full Dol)

Hazel – The Complete First Season

Hellsing (Complete Boxed Set)

How Art Made the World

Icon: Acoustic TV Broadcast (DVD)

If the Shoe Fits Wear It

Introduction to the Canon 5D

Inu Yasha The Movie 4 – Fire on the Mystic Island

Inu Yasha, 44: The Most Dangerous Confession

Jarhead/The Bourne Supremacy

John & Yoko Collection

Johnny Hiland: Bluegrass Guitar

Johnny Hiland: Chicken Pickin' Guitar

Jubei-Chan 2 (Complete Boxed Set)

Kannazuki No Miko, Vol. 3 – Destiny Eclipsed (Limited Edition)

Kannazuki No Miko, Vol. 3 – Destiny Eclisped

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang [Blu-ray] – Dubbed in French – English subtitles

Knights of the Teutonic Order (Krzyzacy)

Lake Consequence

Live at Wrigley Field

Live in Sao Paulo

Live in Tokyo

Livin' It Up! With the Bratz

Living Water

Los Singles 1985-2005

The Magnificent Seven

Mandolin Lessons: Learn how to play Bluegrass Mandolin, instructional lesson video

Manhattan Transfer Christmas

The March of the Bonus Army

Marco Polo's Shangra-La

Max & Ruby – Afternoons With Max & Ruby

Miss Spider' Sunny Patch Friends – The Prince, the Princess, and the Bee

Mozart – Cosi fan Tutte / Erin Wall, Elina Garanca, Barbara Bonney, Stephane Degout, Shawn Mathey, Ruggero Raimondi, Daniel Harding, Aix-en-Provence

Mr. 305: The Pitbull Story

Mr. Moto Collection, Vol. 1 (Mr. Moto Takes A Chance / Mysterious Mr. Moto / Thank You Mr. Moto / Think Fast Mr. Moto) (4DVD)

Mrs. Harris

Annette Bening and Ben Kingsley in an HBO movie about the "Scarsdale doctor" case.

Munich/Schindler's List

My Summer Story

Did you know there was a sequel to A Chrismas Story with Charles Grodin, Mary Steenburgen and Kieran Culkin? Me, neither.

The Naked Monster

Nanny McPhee/Peter Pan

Nature: Biggest Fastest Strongest (6pc)

Negima, Vol. 1 Magic 101 – The Basics of Magic

Negima, Vol. 1 Magic 101 – The Basics of Magic (Limited Edition with Starter Set)

NFL – Seattle Seahawks NFC Champions

Off and on Broadway

Off the Beaten Path

Olivier's Shakespeare

Phillie Phanatic Goes Hollywood

Pride and Prejudice/Vanity Fair

Prime/Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

Psychic Party

Putney Swope

This cult classic is out on DVD already, but this release is the first one with director Robert Downey Sr.'s commentary.

Quantum Creations: Create Wealth in All Areas of Your Life…

Quigley Down Under

Ray Charles Collection

Rebirth of Dissection

Red Passport

Richard Pryor – Live in Concert

Ring of Glory: The Great Commission

Riviera Racing

The Road to 9/11

Rock for Asia

Rock Icons

Rock the Night Away

RSTC: Reserve Spy Training Corps

Rude Boy

Rumor Has It [Blu-ray] ~ Jennifer Aniston – Dubbed in French – English subtitles

Rx for Survival: The Heroes

Saint Anthony the Sand Cruisaders

Secret of Nimh

Sesame Street: 2006 Halloween 2 Pack

Severed – Forest of the Dead

The Sex Thief

Sexy Latinas Del Reggaeton

Sexy South

The Shaggy Dog

Solo Under, Vol. 1

Something New/Deliver Us from Eva

Spaceballs

Star Trek Fan Collective – Klingon

Stravisnsky

Strawberry Marshmallow – Summer Heat (Vol. 2)

Tess – Looking for My Next Ex-Husband (Unrated)

Thelma & Louise

This Is Spinal Tap

Tony Hawk Presents the End

Tracks Ahead Great Model Train Layout

Training Day [Blu-ray] ~ Raymond J. Barry – Dubbed in French – English subtitles

Trigun – Remix (Vol. 1)

Ultimate Bullriding Vol 2

V for Vendetta (Full Screen/Widescreen/Widescreen Two-Disc Special Edition)

Veggie Tales – Larryboy and the Bad Apple

Viewtiful Joe (Vol. 4)

Wannabe!

Wec 11: Evolution (Full Dol)

West Side Story

What a Treat (Unrated)

What the "Bleep" Do We Know?! – Down the Rabbit Hole Quantum Edition

Wilbur and the Baby Factory/Tanya

William Kanengiser: Effortless Classical Guitar

Winnie the Pooh – Shapes & Sizes

Winnie the Pooh – Wonderful Word Adventure

The Witches of Eastwick (Keepcase)

World of Michihiro Sato

WTC View

Yours Mine & Ours

Zatch Bell!, Vol. 5 – The Dark Lord of the Cursed Castle

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