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Notable New Releases

True Blood: The Complete Second Season
I really dug the first season and can't wait to revisit the citizens of Bon Temps.

Extras include:

  • Enhanced Viewing Experience
  • Commentaries
  • Character Perspectives - in-character shorts
  • Fellowship of the Sun: Reflections of Light
  • The Vampire Report: Special Edition


The Road
Australian director John Hillcoat (who made the badass western The Proposition) adapts Cormac McCarthy! I must see this.

Extras include:

  • Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Making of The Road
Mystery Team
Online sketch comedy group Derrick Comedy make their film debut with this hilarious Sundance hit. Check them out, you won't regret it. Unfortunately no blu-ray.

Extras include:

  • Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Who Is Wally Cummings? Short Film
  • The Making of Mystery Team
  • Test Scene
  • Sword Club

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    Dear John
    It looks very cliche, but director Lasse Hallström (The HoaxWhat's Eating Gilbert Grape) and character actor Richard Jenkins always bring it.

    Extras include:

    • Deleted Scenes
    • A Conversation with Channing, Amanda, and Lasse
    • Transforming Charleston
    • Military in Movies: Dear John's Military Advisers
    • Mr. Tyree, The Mule, and Benny Dietz
    • The Story of Braeden Reed
    • Outtakes


    Stagecoach (Criterion Collection)
    John Ford's quintessential western (and his first collaboration with John Wayne) gets the Criterion treatment.

    Extras include:

    • Commentary - an audio commentary, recorded exclusively for Criterion in 2009, with film historian and western scholar Jim Kitses (Horizon West)
    • Bucking Broadway - a forty-four-minute silent film from 1917 directed by John Ford
    • John Ford interview
    • Peter Bogdanovich interview
    • Dreaming of Jeanie - this video essay by writer Tag Gallagher (John Ford: The and His Films) analyzes the visual style Ford employs in Stagecoach
    • John Ford Home Movies
    • True West - in this video interview Pulitzer Prize-winning author Buzz Bissinger (Friday Night Lights) explains the key role that 1920s trading post operator Harry Goulding played in bringing Monument Valley to the attention of the Stagecoach production
    • Yakima Canutt - in this video piece renowned stunt coordinator and stuntman Vic Armstrong (Raiders of the Lost Ark) talks about "the father of all stuntmen", Yakima Canutt
    • Screen Director's Playhouse - a radio adaptation of Stagecoach
    • Booklet - a 34-page illustrated booklet containing David Cairns' essay "Taking The Stage"; as well as Ernest Haycox's story "Stage to Lordsburg", which inspired John Ford to shoot Stagecoach


    Spartacus Blu-ray
    Better transfer but not as many extras as the Criterion edition. I am...conflicted.

    Extras include:

    • Archival Interviews
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Behind the Scenes at Gladiator School
    • Vintage Newsreels


    Django Blu-ray
    Franco Nero's Italian anti-hero shoots out in HD.

    Extras include:

    • Django: The One and Only - Interviews With Star Franco Nero and Assistant Director Ruggero Deodato
    • 'The Last Pistolero' - short film starring Franco Nero
    • Western, Italian Style


    Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog Blu-ray
    Joss Whedon's brilliant online sensation is now in high-def. They say you get to do the weird stuff!

    Extras include:

    • Commentary
    • Commentary! The Musical: 42 minutes of all new music where the cast and creators ignore the movie and sing about the writers' strike...and each other
    • Making-of featurettes
    • The top 10 video applications submitted by fans who want to join the Evil League of Evil
    • Blooper reel
    • Rehearsal footage
    • Up-close-and-personal interviews with the members of the Evil League of Evil

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