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DVD Releases for Up Coming Week

There is an overlooked gem (The Dying Gaul) and one of the best films of all time (Stalag 17) coming out on the 21st. Add to that Capote’s release and I think a trip to the store is in order.

Jeremy Lynch

DVD releases for March 21st

Capote
(2005) Dir.: Bennett Miller; Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine
Keener, Clifton Collins Jr., Chris Cooper, Bruce Greenwood. Some of you might be familiar with this film, Hoffman just snagged an Oscar for his portrayal of the troubled and eccentric Capote. Extras: Extended behind-the-scenes documentaries, Truman Capote featurette, commentary by director Bennett Miller and Hoffman, commentary by Miller and writer Dan Futterman. (Sony).
Buy Capote
The Confessor
(aka The Good Shepherd) (2004) Christian Slater, Molly Parker,
Stephen Rea. Christian Slater plays a priest who is drawn out of his comfortable existence of fundraising and p.r. work when he believes in the innocence of a young priest charged with murder. (Sony).
Buy The Confessor
Derailed
(2005) Vincent Cassel, Clive Owen, Jennifer Aniston, Melissa George, RZA, Tom Conti, Xzibit. Rated and unrated versions. The thriller based on James Siegel’s novel of the same name. Extras: Deleted scenes. (The Weinstein Co.)
Buy Derailed
The Dying Gaul
(2005) Patricia Clarkson, Peter Sarsgaard, Campbell Scott.
An interesting thriller full of manipulation, lust, betrayal and revenge.Extras: Deleted scenes, alternate ending. (Sony).
Buy The Dying Gaul
The Godfather DVD Collection Four-Disc Set
Includes “The Godfather,” “The Godfather II” and “The Godfather III” with a fourth disc featuring 22 minutes of footage chronicling the making of “The Godfather The Game” videogame. $76.99. (Paramount).
Buy The Godfather DVD Collection
Stalag 17 Special Collector’s Edition
(1953) Dir.: Billy Wilder; William
Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger, Robert Strauss. One of the greatest films ever made. Drama and intrigue in a POW camp. William Holden won an Oscar for his role. That is all you need to know. Buy it immediately. Extras: Commentary by Erdman and Stratton and co-playwright Donald Bevan, “Stalag 17: From Reality to Screen” featurette, “The Real Heroes of Stalag XVIIB” featurette, photo gallery. (Paramount)
Buy Stalag 17