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DvD RELEASES for June 13

16 Blocks
$28.98 Dir: Richard Donner; Bruce Willis, Mos Def. Extras: Alternate endings: Includes shocking alternate ending not shown in theaters; can be viewed by itself or branched from film, Deleted scenes with Commentary by director Richard Donner and writer Richard Wenk, theatrical Trailer. (Warner)
An aging cop (Willis) is assigned the ordinary task of escorting a fast-talking witness (Def) from police custody to a courthouse. There are however forces at work trying to stop prevent them from making it.

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
$27.95 Dir: Shane Black; Val Kilmer, Robert Downey Jr. Extras: Long Shadows Sharp Tongue: A Noir Documentary, Gag Reel, Theatrical Trailer. (Warner)
A petty thief (Downey) posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl (Monaghan) and a detective (Kilmer) who’s been training him for his upcoming role. Again, a full review is soon to come.

MacGyver: The Complete Sixth Season
(1990-91) Richard Dean Anderson Six-disc set, $36.99. (Paramount). Macgyver is a walking, talking Swiss Army Knife. He could take out an entire division of commandos with a gum wrapper, a paper clip and some string.

Medium: The Complete First Season
(2005) Five-disc set, $62.99. Extras: Commentary on select episodes by Glenn Caron, Moira Kirland, Ken Kelsch, Jessica Kender, Chad Lowe, Ronald L. Schwary and Rene Echevarria; extended version of pilot; deleted scenes; “The Making of Medium”; “The Story of Medium”; “Interpreting Allison DuBois”; “The Real Allison DuBois”; gag reel; TV spots. (Paramount).

The Princess Bride Collector’s Edition

(1987) Dir.: Rob Reiner; Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, Andre the Giant, Fred Savage, Robin Wright Penn, Peter Falk, Peter Cook, Mel Smith, Carol Kane, Billy Crystal. Two-disc set available in two different collectible packages: the Buttercup Edition for the romantic and the Dread Pirate Edition for the swashbuckler. Extras: Commentary by Reiner, commentary by author William Goldman, “Dread Pirate Roberts: Greatest Legend of the Seven Seas” historical analysis, “Love Is Like a Storybook Story” documentary, “Miraculous Make-up” featurette, “The Quotable Battle of Wits” trivia game, “As You Wish: The Story of The Princess Bride” documentary, Cary Elwes’ home movies, original 1987 featurette, vintage making-of documentary, eight-page “Fezzik’s Guide to Florin” collectible booket. (Sony).
Ok, The Princess Bride is not an actual crime film, but it does contain kidnapping, murder and revenge. It is also a true cinematic classic. Perhaps the finest fairy tale ever told.

Rockford Files season 2
Six-disc set $39.98 James Garner Extras: an on-camera interview with Stephen J. Cannell and the original series pilot: “Backlash of the Hunter”. (Universal) This is the role that James Garner was born to play, P.I. Jim Rockford. This show set the standard for modern P.I. shows.

Walker, Texas Ranger: The Complete First Season

.Seven-disc set $54.99 Chuck Norris (paramount)
After a fairly successful career of B movies, Martial Arts hero Chuck Norris settled into television as a Texas Lawman with down home values.