New on DVD

by December Lambeth on July 18, 2006

in Home Video

We’re here to keep you informed on hot choices for renting or buying new DVD releases. Released this week: Tsotsi, She’s the Man, Sybil, Ren & Stimpy ‘Adult Party Cartoon, The Pretender: Season 4, Carnivale – The Complete Second Season, Jack of All Trades – The Complete Series & The Incredible Hulk – The Complete First Season.

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Here’s what is getting released today on DVD:

Film:

Tsotsi – Tsotsi is a film with more quality than most of the streamline Oscar Nominees. Beautifully shot and clear storyline, Tsotsi takes the audience through 6 days of a young gang leader’s transformation in the ghetto of Johannesburg. South Africa’s foreign film Oscar nomination is violent and gritty, but in the same form it’s very graceful and pure. Get the rest of December’s opinion on Tsotsi.

She’s the Man – It’s hard enough being the nerdy new guy on campus without also being the new girl on campus, who has fallen for the coolest guy on campus, who is totally obsessed with the most beautiful girl on campus who is “crushing” on the nerdy new guy on campus.

Viola Johnson (Amanda Bynes) had her own good reasons for disguising herself as her twin brother Sebastian (James Kirk) and enrolling in his place at his new boarding school, Illyria Prep.  She was counting on Sebastian being AWOL from school as he tried to break into the music scene in London.  What she didn’t count on was falling in love with her hot roommate, Duke (Channing Tatum), who in turn only has eyes for the beautiful Olivia (Laura Ramsey).  Making matters worse, Olivia is starting to fall for Sebastian, who – for reasons Olivia couldn’t begin to guess – appears to be the sensitive type of guy she’d always dreamed of meeting.  If things weren’t complicated enough, the real Sebastian has come back from London two days earlier than expected and arrives on campus having no clue that he’s been replaced…by his own twin sister.

 

Special Edition:

Sybil (30th Anniversary Two-Disc Special Edition) – Crazy Sally. Sally Field plays a young woman who was traumatized as a child and adopted 16 different personalities. Based on a true story, Sybil is an eye opening film about personality disorders.

 

Animation:

Ren & Stimpy ‘Adult Party Cartoon – Here is a collection, “The Lost Episodes” of Ren & Stimpy, but really, they are just the newest of a failed attempt to make us laugh. There isn’t anything like the old Ren & Stimpy, nothing compares, no matter how hard big time execs try to make up for canning the brilliant creative team that created this crazy duo.

TV:

The Pretender: Season 4 – Imagine if you could take on someone elses personality? Jarod can take on other personalities and he uses it to help those in need & track down what happened to his parents. He originally was taken out of his home as a young child to use his talents for a secret agency called The Centre.

Carnivale – The Complete Second Season – I can’t believe those bastards at HBO isn’t going to finish this show out. It was suppose to be on for 3 seasons, but now we are left hanging in the middle of a cornfield not knowing what happens to the characters next. Very close to a Twin Peaks like atmosphere, Carnivale is set up with brilliant costuming and backdrop; you really believe that this show is being filmed during the Great Depression in 1934.  Carnivale is full of magic, evil, good, weirdness and carnival folk; it’s a weird show that you have to watch from season 1 or you will be completely lost.

The Incredible Hulk – The Complete First Season – Finally the complete first season of The Incredible Hulk. It’s the old TV show about the hitchhiker who could turn big mean and green on you. Dr. David Banner went a little too far in the lab; his experiment goes horribly wrong and created a monster, not unlike Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. When David’s body is under a great deal of stress he turns into this huge and powerful creature, that still knows right from wrong and saves the helpless, then he usually runs off in the end.

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