New DVD & Blu-Ray Releases
Ex-cop Steve (Eric Presnall) hopes his new office job will provide a more tranquil environment than cruising the mean streets of Los Angeles--but then he meets Mark (Gregor Cosgrove). As a young up-and-comer, Mark attracts the attention of his boss and the jealousy of Steve, his new colleague. When they attend a team-building conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico, their tense rivalry turns into flaming passion! With Paul Caster, Shane Keough. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.
Sarah Malone (Charlene Tilton) and her family become the subjects of a documentary filmmaker's (Jeremy London) gaze as they fight to stay afloat during a crippling nationwide recession. Following Sarah and her clan as they become the adopted family for an orphaned teen boy and relocate to a less affluent neighborhood, the filmmaker tries to remain an objective observer when stresses begin to pull them all apart. Kelly Washington, Jonathan Lipnicki also star. 90 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH); theatrical trailers.
Set in Depression-era St. Louis, Steven Soderbergh's stunning drama, based on the A.E. Hotchner novel, focuses on a 12-year-old boy who uses his imagination to survive poverty, his mother's mental illness, his father's absence, and the authorities who want to evict his family from their hotel home. Karen Allen, Jesse Bradford, Adrien Brody, Jeroen Krabbe, and Spalding Gray star; look for a young Katherine Heigl. 103 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio; Subtitles: English; featurette; interviews. Also includes the bonus feature "The Underneath." Three-disc set.
There appears to be no shortage of straight men beloved by gay men--as evidenced by these five acclaimed shorts! A drunken game of "Quarters" gets more than competitive; two fellas bond after the apocalypse, in "Rubber Duckie"; a "Boy Game" between two friends "practicing" for girls turns into an intimate encounter; "Early One Summer," a camping trip turns special for a teacher and student; and college buds go "From Here to There" during a very memorable trip. 85 min. total. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English, Chinese, and Swedish; Subtitles: English. In English, Chinese, and Swedish with English subtitles.
Based on Thomas Hardy's "Tess of the D'Urbervilles," Roman Polanski's lush, Oscar-winning drama stars Nastassia Kinski in the title role of the Victorian English peasant girl who is sent by her father to visit wealthy relatives and claim what he thinks is an aristocratic birthright. Tess's journey, however, leads to romance and heartbreak. With Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson, John Collin. 172 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio, Subtitles: English; featurettes; documentaries; interview; theatrical trailer. Three-disc set.
Two-disc set includes "The Blind Side" and "Dolphin Tale."
This fascinating precursor to "A Star Is Born"--produced by David O. Selznick and directed by George Cukor--stars Constance Bennett as a Brown Derby waitress who ascends the Hollywood ladder and finds fame, romance, and troubles in the movie business. Lowell Sherman, Neil Hamilton, and Gregory Ratoff also star in this inside look at how Tinseltown ticks. 88 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.