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The lives and aspirations of nine young adult friends from the diverse, hardscrabble North Manhattan neighborhood were the focus of this reality series that aired on MTV. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo. 11 episodes on 3 discs. 8 1/2 hrs.
When his 19th century European village is plagued by violent slayings, a young surgical apprentice (Guy Wilson) talks his way into the party of werewolf hunters out to destroy the monster responsible. The closer he gets to the creature's identity, however, the closer he becomes to being the hunted. Steven Bauer, Stephen Rea, Nia Peeples, Ed Quinn co-star. R-rated version; 93 min./Unrated version; 94 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio, Spanish DTS 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), Spanish, French. Two-disc set.
Nurse Carole Leblanc and veterinarian Jo Befort decided to extend their life partnership into a business venture, renting several acres in the wine country of the South of France and producing own-label blends. The effort required to sustain their two-woman (and some friends) operation, and their lives as a gay couple in a rural village, make for a most compelling narrative. 57 min. Soundtrack: French; Subtitles: English. In French with English subtitles.
Fact-based mix of crime thriller and religious drama stars Bill Williams as ex-Army electronics expert Bill Vaus, Jr. Jailed for stealing supplies during World War II, a freed Vaus weds and tries to go straight, but winds up in the employ of mobsters, rigging alarm systems and removing surveillance devices. Can Bill's wife--and a visit to a revival crusade with Rev. Billy Graham (as himself)--lead him to mend his ways? With Georgia Lee, Douglas Kennedy. 85 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
This sequel set 10 years after the events of the 2002 drama "Yossi & Jagger" finds former Israeli soldier Yossi (Ohad Knoller) now a cardiologist struggling to cope with a devastating loss. Keeping everyone at a distance, Yossi finds new hope by making the acquaintance of another gay man (Oz Zehavi) whose confidence seems to lift the bereaved doctor out of his torpor. Lior Ashkenazi, Meir Golan co-star. 85 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: Hebrew Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English. In Hebrew with English subtitles.
The sword-and-sorcery genre gets a ribald ribbing with this comedic saga of the heroic Prince Fabious (James Franco) and his pot-smoking sibling, Prince Thadeous (Danny McBride). Sallying forth to rescue Fabious' beloved (Zooey Deschanel), the brothers befriend a foxy warrior chick (Natalie Portman) who agrees to assist them in defeating an evil wizard (Justin Theroux). David Gordon Green ("Pineapple Express") directs; Toby Jones, Damian Lewis co-star. R-rated version; 103 min./Unrated version; 106 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio, DVS Dolby Digital stereo, French DTS 5.1, Spanish DTS 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; alternate scenes; deleted scenes; featurette; audio commentary.
Framed for murder and sentenced to an African prison camp, he-man Brad Harris escapes and flees into the jungle, where he learns the ways of the animals and becomes the mighty Zambo. When explorers and a hunter come looking for him, though, it will take all of Zambo's strength and cunning to survive. Italian-made vine-swinger also stars Gisela Hahn, Raf Baldassarre. AKA: "Zambo, King Of The Jungle." 95 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English (dubbed). Dubbed in English.