New and Coming DVDs: January 20, 2009.

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Repo! The Genetic Opera

Releases: 2009-01-20
Synopsis: Saw series mainstay Darren Lynn Bousman reunites with Twisted Pictures producers Oren Koules and Mark Burg for this futuristic shocker detailing a ter... more>>>

The American Future: A History

Releases: 2009-01-20
Synopsis: The buildup to the 2008 U.S. presidential election provides the backdrop for this BBC documentary that finds America at a crossroads. The Iraq War, 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the Enron scandal have ... more>>>

Max Payne

Releases: 2009-01-20
Synopsis: Rockstar Games' double-gunned action franchise comes to the big screen thanks to director John Moore (The Omen) and Mark Wahlberg, who embodies the t... more>>>

The Express

Releases: 2009-01-20
Synopsis: Finding Forrester star Rob Brown steps into the cleats of Heisman Trophy-winning gridiron giant Ernie Davis in director Gary Fleder's inspirational spo... more>>>

Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger

Releases: 2009-01-20
Synopsis: Three-time Emmy Award-winning comic Chris Rock returns to HBO with his first stand-up comedy special in nearly five years, offering his unique, uncensored take on a variety of topics ranging from poli... more>>>

City of Ember

Releases: 2009-01-20
Synopsis: Monster House director Gil Kenan takes the helm for this children's fantasy about two young heroes who attempt to solve an ancient mystery in time to prevent their underground city fro... more>>>


Releases: 2009-01-20
Synopsis: John Cusack leads an all-star voice cast featuring Jay Leno, Molly Shannon, John Cleese, <a href='/character?pid=11061'... more>>>

Saw V (Unrated) (Director's Cut)

Releases: 2009-01-20
Synopsis: Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) might be dead, but his traps live on in this fifth Saw entry, which finds the series' production designer David Hackl at the helm for his debut directing gig. <a hre... more>>>

The Deal

Releases: 2009-01-20
Synopsis: His career in an uncontrollable downward spiral, a hapless Hollywood producer cons a major studio into financing a $100 million action film following the adventures of 19th century British Prime Minis... more>>>

Legend of Lyon: Flare

Releases: 2009-01-20
Synopsis: An adults-only animated epic of monstrous monster, barbaric barbarians, and imperiled damsels in various states of distress and undress! It's two OVAs for the price of one as naked blades and bodies s... more>>>

The Children of Huang Shi

Releases: 2009-01-20
Synopsis: As China is ravaged by war in the late '30s, a young English journalist named George Hogg (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) leads 60 orphans over the Liu Pan Shan mountains and into the safety of the Mongolian d... more>>>

Save Me

Releases: 2009-01-20
Synopsis: They say that the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and in this look at one of the most polarizing religious and sexual debates in America, filmmaker Robert Cary attempts to reconcile homose... more>>>

Henry Poole Is Here

Releases: 2009-01-20
Synopsis: Given a grim diagnosis during a routine doctor's checkup, a man who once had it all finds his attempt to disappear into a working-class suburb and spend his remaining days subsisting on vodka and junk... more>>>

El Norte (Criterion)

Releases: 2009-01-20
Synopsis: El Norte is a realistic picture of both the Guatemalan government's oppression of the Quiche Indians and the hard life of illegal immigrants in the United States. After the Guatemalan army destroys th... more>>>

George Wallace

Releases: 2009-01-20
Synopsis: This biopic chronicles the colorful life of former three-time Alabama Governor George Wallace, an outspoken conservative whose views on segregation led to his being shot and permanently disabled, some... more>>>

Elsa & Fred

Releases: 2009-01-20
Synopsis: Two aging Spanish widowers find their fading passion for romance unexpectedly rekindled during a visit to Rome's Trevi Fountain in this romantic comedy starring China Zorrilla and Manuel A... more>>>

Magnificent Obsession (Criterion)

Releases: 2009-01-20
Synopsis: This second film version of Lloyd C. Douglas' spiritual novel Magnificent Obsession is in its own way as successful as the first (filmed in 1935) in glossing over the plot holes and logic gaps in the ... more>>>

King of the Hill

Releases: 2009-01-20
Synopsis: A man traveling through rural Spain in search of the town where his girlfriend awaits becomes ensnared in a surreal waking nightmare in director Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego's intricate thriller. Quim (<a hr... more>>>


Releases: 2009-01-20
Synopsis: As the teenage politicians at one of the most prestigious publics schools in the United States begin campaigning for the position of student body president, filmmaker Caroline Suh draws parallels betw... more>>>

MGM: When the Lion Roars

Releases: 2009-01-20
Synopsis: This three part series chronicles the history of MGM from its very first film through its current days. Features a review of the great films produced including "The Wizard of Oz," "Gone With The Wind,... more>>>

Darker Than Black, Vol. 2

Releases: 2009-01-20
Synopsis: DARKER THAN BLACK is an odd, compelling anime revolving around a breed of people individually linked to a field of false stars floating atop a strange mass of land that has suddenly and inexplicably a... more>>>

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