New and Coming Releases: July 22, 2008

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The Tai Chi Master

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: Hong Kong star Jet Li portrays the inventor of T'ai Chi in this entertaining if not historically accurate martial-arts movie. Junbao (Li) and Tienbao (Chi... more>>>


The Deal

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: British director Stephen Frears' political docudrama The Deal was originally broadcast on Channel 4. The film is based on the real-life events that elevated <a href='/character?pid=9198... more>>>


Jean Nouvel

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: JEAN NOUVEL delivers a unique, intimate look at the philosophy of an architect, as the unconventional yet revered titular artist speaks about just what his creations mean to him. This enthralling docu... more>>>


Ghostride the Whip

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: Celebrating the San Francisco Bay Area's hip-hop culture, or "hyphy," this documentary from RHYME & REASON director Peter Spirer explores the scene's unique music, slang, and dance moves. GHOSTRIDE TH... more>>>


Tyrone Power Collection, Vol. 2

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: From the 1930s to the '50s, Tyrone Power was among the hottest leading men and most eligible bachelors in Hollywood. The swarthy swashbuckler famous for such adventure films as THE MARK OF ZORRO and C... more>>>


Challenge of the Masters

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: In this Shaw Brothers Kung Fu actioner, a young man named Wong Fei-hung must undergo difficult training under the tutelage of his father's teacher, in preparation for a match that will regain the hono... more>>>

 


A Woman of Independent Means

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: Academy Award-winning actress Sally Field gives an acclaimed performance in the title role of the inspiring Emmy-nominated miniseries A WOMAN OF INDEPENDENT MEANS.From a young age Bess Steed Garner ha... more>>>

 


Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (Special Edition)

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: After successfully seeking out the ultimate slider in the 2004 stoner comedy Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, the cannabis-craving twosome returns in this high-flying sequel that finds them labele... more>>>


Tiny Toon Adventures: Season 1, Vol. 1

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: Rejoice, potatoes du couch, 'cause they're finally on DVD – in 35 furry, funny, Montana Max-has-money episodes from the debut season. Here you'll find Buster Bunny, Babs Bunny (no relation!), Plucky D... more>>>


The Hills: The Complete Third Season

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: The star of the glamorous MTV hit "reality" series LAGUNA BEACH (season one) heads for the more adult tinsel of Los Angeles in THE HILLS. In this third season, Lauren Conrad (LC) finds herself overwhe... more>>>


Never Back Down

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: An outsider teen acclimating to a new school finds a home in a reclusive teenaged fight club in this drama from Cry_Wolf director Jeff Wadlow. Jake Tyler (<a href='/character?pid=35011... more>>>


Stargate: Continuum

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: This second feature-length film based in the STARGATE SG-1 universe, a follow-up to STARGATE: THE ARK THE TRUTH, finds the SG-1 crew attending the execution of the nefarious Ba'al, the supposed final ... more>>>


Joe Louis: America's Hero... Betrayed

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: When Joe Louis defeated the German boxer Max Schmeling in 1938, it helped symbolize the triumph of democracy over the rising tide of Nazism. In so doing, he won over both white and black fans, becomin... more>>>


Doomsday (Unrated/Rated)

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: Three decades after a major country is quarantined in hopes of containing a lethal and highly contagious virus nicknamed "Reaper," signs that the super-bug has resurfaced in a major city prompt desper... more>>>


Naruto, Vol. 26

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: Created for Japanese television by Masashi Kishimoto, the half-hour anime series Naruto was set in the "ninja village" of Konoha. Protagonist Naruto Uzumaki was a misfit ninja-in-training who resorted... more>>>


Human Body: Pushing the Limits

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: Discovery Channel special PUSHING THE LIMITS offers an amazing anatomy lesson in extreme close-up. Using cutting-edge micro cameras, the series reveals the inner workings of eyes, muscles, nerves, and... more>>>


The Band's Visit

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: When the Ceremonial Police Band of Alexandria, Egypt, journeys to a gig in Israel, they can hardly anticipate getting stuck in a rut. But upon arrival at the Israeli airport, their hosts and transport... more>>>


Avatar - The Last Airbender: Book 3: Fire, Vol. 4

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: Originally created for (and telecast on) Nickelodeon, the half-hour anime series Avatar: The Last Airbender is set in an alternate world in which the "nations" are divided along the lines of elements:... more>>>


Surfwise: The Amazing True Odyssey of the Poskowitz Family

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: As far as raw eccentricity is concerned, few American families could top the Paskowitzes. The patriarch, Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz, began life on a commendable, even enviable course, with an M.D. under h... more>>>


Recount Democracy

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: Forget the hanging chads and butterfly ballots. The Presidential election drama of 2000 is still a mystery to most Americans. "Recount Democracy" investigates charges of disenfranchisement and 180,000... more>>>


Dark City (Blu-ray)

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: Alex Proyas (The Crow) directed this noir-styled futuristic thriller, scripted by Proyas, Lem Dobbs (Kafka), and David S. Goyer (The Puppet Masters). Separated from his wife Emma (<a hre... more>>>


The Cool School

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: New York City has long been regarded as the heart of the American art movement, but near the end of the 1940s, as the post-war rise of Abstract Expressionism became the new wave of painting in the Uni... more>>>


Shine a Light

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: After exploring the careers of the Band and Bob Dylan in The Last Waltz and No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, respective... more>>>


Kirikou and the Wild Beast

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: The animated movie Kirikou and the Wild Beasts contains four different stories that feature the popular character. The intro story involves stopping a witch from denying local farms the water necessar... more>>>


The Audience Strikes Back

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: The Audience Strikes Back is the story of eight very different people who are brought together for what is supposed to be a friendly discussion about Star Wars, but who during one short evening unleas... more>>>


Mardi Gras: Made in China

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: One of the better known traditions of the annual Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans, LA is the beads -- most folks wear lots of cheap plastic beads while they wander the city's streets in search of... more>>>


Inglorious Bastards (Explosive Edition)

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: Inglorious Bastards was the alternate title for the Italian adventure yarn Counterfeit Commandos. The main characters are five soldiers facing court-martial in World War II France. The... more>>>


Midlothia

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: After a long night of wandering, Fred wakes up in the middle of nowhere. Stumbling home, he finds his friends are none too happy that he missed his own going away party. But something mysterious happe... more>>>


Madame O

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: At the tender age of sixteen, Seiko (Michiko Aoyama) was sexually abused by three men. This horrifying attack scarred her mentally and resulted in her getting pregnant and infected with syphilis. Now ... more>>>


Freakazoid: The Complete First Season

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: Originally conceived by creator Bruce Timm as a serious animated superhero series a la Timm's Batman, Freakazoid! was transformed into a wild and crazy lampoon of the "masked crusader" genre at the be... more>>>


Man, Woman, And the Wall

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: When Ryo, a young magazine reporter, moves into a new apartment he is greeted by the passionate sounds of his astonishingly beautiful neighbor Satsuki. Realizing the wall dividing their apartments is ... more>>>


Barrio

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: Following his award-winning Familia (1997), 30-year-old writer-director Fernando Leon de Aranoa set this Spanish drama in Madrid's grim working-class fringe neighborhood. Caught in the concrete jungle... more>>>


Classic British Thrillers

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: The Phantom Light (1935) Three talented screenwriters collaborated in adapting Evadne Price and Joan Roy Byford's play The Haunted Light to the screen as Phantom Light. This British chiller-diller-th... more>>>


Cocaine Cowboys, Vol. 2: The Godmother

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: In this documentary sequel to the film that followed the development of the cocaine trade in 1980s-era Miami, filmmaker Billy Corben details the rise of Oakland, CA-based cocaine dealer Charles Cosby,... more>>>


Shuffle, Vol. 5

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: Aside from the fact that he lives with his beautiful childhood friend Kaede, who pampers him lavishly, Rin is just a typical high school boy. Then one day, two new girls transfer into Rin and Kaede's ... more>>>


Dark City (Director's Cut)

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: Alex Proyas (The Crow) directed this noir-styled futuristic thriller, scripted by Proyas, Lem Dobbs (Kafka), and David S. Goyer (The Puppet Masters). Separated from his wife Emma (<a hre... more>>>


Naruto the Movie, Vol. 2: Legend of the Stone of Gelel

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: Naruto, Shikamaru and Sakura are in the middle of returning a lost ferret to its owner - the easiest mission ever. Or so they think! When a young knight, Temujin, attacks them out of nowhere, they are... more>>>


The Houseboy

Releases: 2008-07-29
 

 


Side Sho

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: The downside to stopping at an unsavory-looking roadside attraction for research for a coffee table book about side-show oddities is that the freaks and mutants who live there will almost surely captu... more>>>


Wargames 2: The Dead Code

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: Arriving twenty-five years after WARGAMES, the Matthew Broderick-starring backdoor thriller, this sequel finds yet another brilliant young computer hacker who may end up starting World War III via a g... more>>>

 


Lips of Blood

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: A man discovers that his dreams have become reality, only to learn that they have a deadly undercurrent, in this horror story for adults. Pierre (Jean-Lou Philippe) is haunted by a persistent dream in... more>>>

 


Extasis

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: Three aimless, unemployed and penniless youths hatch a devious plot in order to escape their nowhere lives in this lively Spanish thriller that begins as Rober and Max rob a supermarket owned by their... more>>>


Xxxholic: Fourth Collection

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: "From the day you were born, you have always been different from those around you..." For high school student Watanuki, this statement could not be more true! Between rain without end and ghostly vis... more>>>


Beau Brummell: This Charming Man

Releases: 2008-07-29
Synopsis: James Purefoy (ROME) stars in this intriguing biography as refined male fashion icon Beau Brummell. The BBC America film comes from Ian Kelly's biography about the distinguished English gentleman, who... more>>>

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