DVD Releases for Aug 7th.

Bubba Ho-Tep “Hail To The King” Limited Edition (2002) Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davis, Ella Joyce, Heidi Marnhout, Bob Ivy. Extras: Commentary by writer-director Don Coscarelli and Campbell, separate commentary by “The King” himself, Joe R. Lansdale reading from his own short story, deleted scenes, animated photo gallery, production featurettes. (MGM).

The King (Bruce Campbell) and JFK (Ossie Davis…yes, you read that right.) do battle with cowboy hat wearing Mummy in a west Texas nursing home.This is based on a short story by Joe Lansdale.
Click here for my review of this delightful B flick.

Crime Story Special Edition (1993 — Hong Kong) Jackie Chan, Kent Cheng, Fat Chung, Law Hang Kang, Fat Wan. Extras: Commentary by director Kirk Wong and Hong Kong Cinema expert Bey Logan, “A Journey to the Underworld” interview with director Kirk Wong, “Master of Deception” interview with star Kent Cheng, deleted scenes, animated photo gallery featuring images deleted from the final print. (Dragon Dynasty/Weinstein Co./Genius Products.).
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Darkman Trilogy (Universal)

Here we have the Sam Rammi directed original (starring Liam Neeson and Frances McDormand) packaged along with the two and third Darkman films. We really don’t need to talk about those two.
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Disturbia (2007) Shia LaBeouf, Sarah Roemer, Carrie-Anne Moss, David Morse. Extras: Commentary with DJ Caruso, Shia LaBeouf and Sarah Roemer, Deleted Scenes, The Making Of Disturbia, Serial Pursuit Trivia Pop-Up Quiz, Outtakes, Music Video – “Don’t Make Me Wait” – This World Fair, Photo Gallery, Theatrical Trailer(Paramount).
“A teen living under house arrest (Shia LaBeouf) becomes convinced his neighbour is a serial killer. Are his suspicions merely the product of cabin fever and his overactive imagination?”

Lee will be giving us his thoughts on this remake of Rear Window. His review should be online later this week.
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers Collector’s Edition (1978) Dir.: Philip Kaufman; Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright, Leonard Nimoy. Two-disc set. Extras: Commentary by director Philip Kaufman, “Re-Visitors From Outer Space or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Pod” featurette, “Practical Magic: The Special Effect Pod” featurette, “The Man Behind The Scream: The Sound Effects Pod” featurette, The Invasion Will Be Televised: The Cinematography Pod” featurette. (MGM).

A small group discovers that people are being replaced by alien beings devoid of emotion. The aliens are then disposing of those they replace. A remake of the 1956 propaganda masterpiece, this two-disc collectors edition it timed to coincide with the August theatrical release of The Invasion, which stars Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Jeremy Northam and Jeffrey Wright.

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The Muppet Show: The Complete Second Season Special Edition Four-disc set with 24 episodes, $39.99. Extras: 1974 “The Muppets Valentines Special,” Weezer and the Muppets “Keep Fishin’ music video, “The Muppets on the Muppets.” (Disney).

Bob Hope, Steve Martin, Elton John, John Cleese and George Burns are just some of the folks that join Kermit and crew in the second season of the Muppet Show.

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Rome: The Complete Second Season Five-disc set with 10 episodes, $99.98. Extras: Commentary on select episodes, “All Roads Lead to Rome” interactive onscreen guide, “A Tale of 2 Romes” documentary, “The Making of Rome, Season II” featurette, “The Rise of Octavian: Rome’s First Emperor” documentary, “Antony & Cleopatra” featurette on one of the most famous love affairs of all time. (HBO Video).

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The Tick Vs. Season 2 Two-disc set with 12 episodes of the cartoon crime-stopper in blue tights; $34.99. (Disney).

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