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DVD releases for July 25th

July 25th
Ask the Dust (2006) Dir.: Robert Towne; Colin Farrell, Salma Hayek, Donald Sutherland, Eileen Atkins. Extras: Commentary by Towne, Hayek and cinematographer Caleb Deschanel; “From Novel to Film: The Making of Ask the Dust.” (Paramount).

Hudson Hawk (1991) Bruce Willis, Danny Aiello, Andie MacDowell, James Coburn, Richard E. Grant, Sandra Bernhard. Extras: “The Story of Hudson Hawk” featurette with Bruce Willis, “My Journey to Minerva” with Sandra Bernhard, deleted scenes, trivia track. (Sony).
If, in 1991, you had suggested to me that this film would see a special edition release…well, I would have been confused because we didn’t have DVDs in ’91, but if we had, I would have thought you crazy. Yet, here it is. Hawk is a comedic caper film that was a Bruce Willis pet project. As you can see, it features a solid cast and, in all honestly, is not all that bad.

Jag Season One $64.99 Extras: Commentary on Pilot Episode by Co-Creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Director Donald P. Bellisario, How The Series Took Flight, JAG: An Inside Look, The Military Accuracy (Paramount)
This set shows how it all started for the hit series that recently ended an amazing ten year run.

La Femme Nikita: Season 4 $99.99 22 episodes on Six discs. Extras: commentary on 2 key episodes, deleted scenes with optional commentary by Christopher Heyn and a gag reel. (Warner)
Season 4 of the series based on the French film. The series is much better than the American film The Assassin, which was based on the French film. This season sees series regular Alberta Watson(Madeline) leave the show.

Pinky and the Brain Volume 1 Four-disc set with 22 episodes, $44.98. Extras: “Pinky and the Brain: The Start of All Things Wacky” featurette. (Warner).
Yes, this is cartoon about lab mice, but they are scheming to take over the world. What could be better suited for us? If the Brain was a human, he would be the perfect Bond villain. Great fun for adults as well as children.

The Prisoner Megaset: 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition All 17 episodes, $139.95 Extras: Bonus footage; “The Prisoner Video Companion,” an illustrated 60-page, limited edition series companion guide; deluxe fold-out village map. (A&E Home Video).
“You are number 6.” “ I am not a number, I am a free man!” So goes the beginning of the classic British series. Not quite Sci-fi, but a little bit out there. A very entertaining, albeit dated, series.

Rebus, Set 1 (2006) Two-disc set of the BBC America series based on the Scottish detective thrillers by bestselling crime author Ian Rankin; $39.99. (Acorn Media).
Ken Stott takes over the role of Rebus in this two dvd set that contains The Falls and Fleshmarket Close.

Robert Ludlum’s Covert One: The Hades Factor (Sony)