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Fresh Fodder: New DVD Releases - 07/31/07

This week we don't have the laundry list of titles we had last week - but boy are they bursting at the seams! "300" and "Hot Fuzz" in the same week? It's a flat-out geekfest, and we're sitting here with our bibs lapping it up!

As always, leave us your mini-reviews in the comments!

The Stuff We Care About

(2-Disc Special Edition)

Synopsis: "The epic graphic novel by Frank Miller (Sin City) assaults the screen with the blood, thunder and awe of its ferocious visual style faithfully recreated in an intense blend of live-action and CGI animation. Retelling the ancient Battle of Thermopylae, it depicts the titanic clash in which King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and his massive Persian army. Experience history at swordpoint. And moviemaking with a cutting edge."

  • Rating: Rated R for graphic battle sequences throughout, some sexuality and nudity.
  • Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD-Video, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • Run Time: 117 minutes
Special Features
  • Audio Commentary: Director Zack Snyder, Writer Kurt Johnstad and Director of Photography Larry Fong
  • Deleted Scenes: with Introduction by Zack Snyder
  • Featurette: The 300- Fact or Fiction?
  • Who Were The Spartans: The Warriors of 300
  • Frank Miller Tapes
  • Webisodes: Behind the scenes peeks on the set of 300 (RT 20:00)
  • Photo gallery: RT 3:39 Rapid fire stills from the first day of production to the last.

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Hot FuzzHot Fuzz

Synopsis: "Jealous colleagues conspire to get a top London cop transferred to a small town and paired with a witless new partner. On the beat, the pair stumble upon a series of suspicious accidents and events."

  • Rating: Rated R for violent content including some graphic images, and language.
  • Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD-Video, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • Run Time: 121 minutes
Special Features
  • Deleted Scenes With Filmmaker Commentary - For fans who just can't get enough Hot Fuzz, more than 20 minutes of deleted scenes with exclusive filmmaker commentary!
  • Outtakes
  • The Fuzzball Rally: US Tour Piece -- Follow Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Edgar Wright on their nationwide U.S. press tour.
  • The Man Who Would Be Fuzz -- Simon Pegg and Nick Frost hit their marks as Sean Connery and Michael Caine playing out a scene from the movie.
  • Fuzz-O-Meter -- Fuzz fanatics can access a special trivia track during the film for a running recount of little-known facts about the film and its stars.
  • Audio Commentary With Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright
  • Hot Funk -- Montage of clips using the "clean" dialogue from the TV and airline version of the film.
  • Danny's Notebook: The Other Side
  • Storyboards
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Easter Egg Video Clip

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Looking Forward to Next Week?


The Best of the Rest

Babylon 5 - The Lost Tales   3.5/5 stars
Pathfinder (Unrated Edition)   3.5/5 stars
Film Noir Classic Collection, Vol. 4 (Act of Violence / Mystery Street / Crime Wave / Decoy / Illegal / The Big Steal / They Live By Night / Side Street / Where Danger Lives / Tension)   5/5 stars
Popeye the Sailor: 1933-1938, Vol. 1   5/5 stars
Dallas - The Complete Seventh Season   5/5 stars
Hawaii Five-O - The Second Season   4.5/5 stars
The History Channel Presents Last Stand of the 300 - The Legendary Battle at Thermopylae   4.5/5 stars
Firehouse Dog   4/5 stars
The Archie Show: The Complete Series   4/5 stars
The Backyardigans - Into the Deep   5/5 stars
Ratt - Videos From the Cellar: The Atlantic Years   4.5/5 stars
Lonely Hearts   5/5 stars
20 Million Miles To Earth (50th Anniversary Edition)   4/5 stars
Sabrina the Teenage Witch - The Second Season
A Crude Awakening - The Oil Crash   4.5/5 stars
Bleach, Volume 5: The Substitute (Episodes 17-20)
Space 1999 30th Anniversary Edition Megaset   3.5/5 stars
Bratz: Kidz Sleep-Over Adventure
Roving Mars   5/5 stars
The Darwin Awards   3/5 stars
Creature   5/5 stars
Terrorstorm: 2nd Edition   5/5 stars
Glass Spider Tour (Special Edition DVD / 2CD)   4/5 stars
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