Fracture, Starter For 10, We Are Marshall, Astronaut Farmer, Unaccompanied Minors, The Last Mimzy, Tons of Elvis and a lot more!

     June 3, 2007


It’s been a long time coming and it’s finally done. Posted below is part one of my Warner Bros. home video update – it covers the movies that Warner Bros. has announced since my last cover art article.



In a few minutes I’ll be posting part two and that will cover all the new TV shows as well as all the animated titles that have been announced.



While WB is great at providing info about their upcoming titles via synopses and covers, they are horrible at listing what extras are included. So any title that I was provided back cover art for I used as most list the extras.Lot’s of great stuff so take a look.




Most images can be clicked on for a high resolution version





Fracture DVD


Street Date:8/14/07
MSRP:$28.98



Synopsis:


Academy Award® winner Anthony Hopkins and Academy Award® nominee Ryan Gosling are brilliant in this “exceptionally suspenseful nail-biter” (Rex Reed) that’s so smart it “doesn’t let go, even after the final twist” (Gene Shalit, “Today”). Ted Crawford (Hopkins) brutally murders his wife and calmly waits for the police to arrest him. With the weapon and a signed confession in hand, Deputy D.A., Willy Beachum (Gosling), believes a conviction is a slam dunk; that is until the case completely unravels. Now, with little evidence, Beachum goes head to head with the cunning Mr. Crawford in a desperate search for the truth and the answer to one burning question: How is this guy getting away with murder?







Astronaut Farmer DVD


Street Date:7/10/07
MSRP:$27.95



Synopsis:


All systems are “Go” for Charles Farmer. He’s faced bank foreclosure, neighborhood naysayers and a government alarmed by his huge purchase of high-grade fuel, but now he’s ready to blast into space inside the homemade rocket he built in his barn. Just be home in time for dinner, Charlie. Billy Bob Thornton portrays Charlie in this charmer about chasing dreams…and about what it means to be a family. 10,000 pounds of rocket fuel alone can’t lift Charlie into the heavens. He needs a launch/recovery crew, and he has one of the best: his wife (Virginia Madsen) and children, dreamers all. They have liftoff. Our spirits have uplift. Gravity cannot hold down our dreams. The Astronaut Farmer is that kind of movie.





Starter for 10 DVD


Street Date:7/31/07
MSRP:$27.95



Synopsis:


From the producers of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, comes a rollicking bittersweet comedy about British university life in the ’80s. James McAvoy (The Last King of Scotland) stars as Brian, a working class student from Essex navigating his first year at Bristol University with a ragtag group of new friends. Brian’s life-long dream is to join the team for the British quiz show University Challenge…and to pull Alice, the fittest girl on the team. Set against the backdrop of Thatcher-era Britain, defined by the music of New Order, The Cure and The Smiths, Starter for 10 is the UK‘s long-awaited, heartwarning and hilarious answer to the John Hughes films of the ’80s.




We are Marshall DVD


Street Date:9/18/07
MSRP:$28.98



Synopsis:


Based on true events, “We Are Marshall” tells the inspiring story of how a small town in West Virginia, steeped in the rich tradition of college football, struggled to cope with a devastating loss and restore their community after one of the worst disasters in the history of American sports. On the evening of Saturday, November 14, 1970, a chartered jet carrying Marshall University‘s football team, coaches and fans, was on its way home from a hard-fought game in North Carolina. Less than a minute before its scheduled landing at Tri-State Airport, the plane crashed in the Appalachian Mountains, killing everyone aboard: 37 players, eight coaches and university staff, the flight crew, and 25 prominent Huntington citizens who had made the trip as they always did to cheer their “Thundering Herd.” In the aftermath of this stunning tragedy, university president Dedmon (DAVID STRATHAIRN) prepared to suspend the school’s football program for the season–perhaps indefinitely. Assistant coach Red Dawson (MATTHEW FOX), who narrowly missed the ill-fated flight, couldn’t face going back onto the field. But in Huntington, Marshall football has always been more than a sport: it’s a way of life. And this town would rally to save it. After some initial setbacks, they found hope and strength in the leadership of outsider Jack Lengyel (MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY), a young coach determined to rebuild Marshall‘s football program and, in the process, help to heal the community. Less than a year later, on September 18, 1971, Marshall University‘s brand new Thundering Herd was poised to stage one of the greatest comebacks in collegiate sports. A raw, youthful and inexperienced squad, patched together under the guidance of Lengyel and Dawson, they would defy overwhelming odds just to march onto the gridiron for the school’s first game since the accident. That season, it didn’t matter whether Marshall won or lost.







Unaccompanied Minors DVD


Street Date:8/7/07
MSRP:$28.98



Synopsis:


It’s Christmas Eve and a huge blizzard has just shut down the airport, threatening to ruin holiday plans for all stranded travelers. Snowed in en route to their father’s house, two “Unaccompanied Minors”–dubbed UMs–Spencer (Dyllan Christopher) and his little sister, Katherine (Dominique Saldana), are ushered to the airport’s Unaccompanied Minors Room, a holding cell for dozens of stranded, parent-free kids from all over the country. Caught in the crossfire of projectile cupcakes and juice boxes and desperate to escape, Spencer makes a run for freedom along with four other UMs, who couldn’t be more different if they tried: spoiled rich girl Grace (Gina Mantegna), trailer-park tomboy Donna (Quinn Shephard), academic overachiever Charlie (Tyler James Williams) and comic-book geek Timothy Wellington a.k.a. “Beef” (Brett Kelly). With the airport’s peevish Passenger Relations Manager Oliver Porter (Lewis Black), his lackey assistant Zach Van Bourke (Wilmer Valderrama) and every airport security guard hot on their trails, this group of UMs from cliques that don’t mix learn to ditch their differences and help each other flee the clutches of airport authority. Meanwhile, Katherine and the other UMs have been herded to a nearby hotel to wait out the storm. Determined to reunite with his little sister and fulfill her unspoiled vision of Santa Claus arriving on Christmas morning, Spencer enlists the help of his UM posse. Working together as an unlikely family of their own, they outwit and outrun Oliver and his crew. Plummeting through baggage chutes, rummaging around unclaimed luggage and canoeing down a snow-covered hill, they turn Christmas at the airport into holiday pandemonium and, along the way, prove that the holidays aren’t about where you are, but who you’re with.





The Last Mimzy DVD


Street Date:7/10/07
MSRP:$28.98



Synopsis:


When Noah and Emma Wilder discover a special box on the beach, they open it and unlock an exciting adventure beyond imagination. Inside they find Mimzy, a magical stuffed rabbit along with other mystical toys, which give the children exceptional powers of their own. Able to move objects with their minds and to solve complex equations, these new wonder kids begin to attract the attention of their parents, teachers… and even the FBI. Surrounding the phenomenon of Mimzy is an awesome secret ¿ one that holds the key to saving the future of all mankind.






Hamlet (1996): Special Edition DVD


Street Date:8/14/07
MSRP:$26.99





A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1935) DVD


Street Date:8/14/07
MSRP:$19.97



Synopsis:


Love is blind, fickle and true. And under the sway of capricious fairies it becomes blinder ( a queen romances as donkey), more fickle (best friends swoon over each other’s beau) and truest of all (lovers repledge their devotion). “Lord, what fools these mortals be!” in Shakespeare’s bewitching comedy!






Othello (1965) DVD


Street Date:8/14/07
MSRP:$19.97





Romeo & Juliet (1936) DVD


Street Date:8/14/07
MSRP:$19.97



Synopsis:


Shakespeare’s classic tale of love and youth ruined by a family feud. The Montagues and the Capulets, two powerful families of Verona, hate each other. Romeo, a Montague, crashes a Capulet party, and there meets Juliet. They fall in love and secretly marry. After killing a nephew of Lady Capulet in a fight, Romeo is banished from Verona. Capulet tries to marry Juliet to Paris, a prince. Juliet seeks the counsel of Friar Laurence, who married her and Romeo. He suggests a daring plan that ends tragically.







Shakespeare Collection DVD


Street Date:8/14/07
MSRP:$59.92






Elvis: That’s the Way It is: Special Edition DVD


Street Date:8/7/07
MSRP:$20.97






Elvis: The Hollywood Collection DVD


Street Date:8/7/07
MSRP:$49.92



Charro
Girl Happy
Kissin’ Cousins
Live a Little, Love a Little
Stay Away, Joe
Tickle Me



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It Happened at the World’s Fair DVD


Street Date:8/7/07
MSRP:$12.97



Synopsis:


Fun, music and Elvis all happen in this romp boasting one of the best backdrops of any Elvis Presley movie: the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, with its showpiece Space Needle, monorail and more. The King plays pilot-for-hire Mike, whose hope of starting his own flying business is grounded by the gambling of his co-pilot Danny (Gary Lockwood). The pair hitch to Seattle, where Mike finds romance, Danny finds easy marks and both find problems prior to a Happy Ending. Kurt Russell, star of 1979’s Elvis biopic, plays the child who wallops Mike in the shins. And among the 10 songs are I’m Falling in Love Tonight, Relax and the gold record One Broken Heart for Sale. If he’s selling, we’re buying!






Speedway DVD


Street Date:8/7/07
MSRP:$12.97



Synopsis:


Stock car racer with generous impulses and a wastrel manager finds himself owing the Internal Revenue Service $145,000 in back taxes.




Viva Las Vegas DVD


Street Date:8/7/07
MSRP:$19.97




Spinout DVD


Street Date:8/7/07
MSRP:$19.97



Synopsis:


Three beauties vie for a bandleader’s attentions. One is the daughter of a race car owner who wants the young man to drive his car in an upcoming rally.






Charro DVD


Street Date:8/7/07
MSRP:$12.97



Synopsis:


Jess Wade is innocently accused of having stolen a cannon from the Mexican revolutionary forces. He tries to find the real culprits, a gang of criminals.





Double Trouble DVD


Street Date:8/7/07
MSRP:$12.97



Synopsis:


A case of mistaken identity has Elvis and a beautiful girl enmeshed in a smuggler’s plot and an attempted murder in Europe.






Stay Away, Joe DVD


Street Date:8/7/07
MSRP:$12.97



Synopsis:


A half-Native American rodeo champ returns to the reservation to help his people prove they can be responsible cattlemen and finds that the bull sent to them for breeding has been slaughtered to celebrate his homecoming. Based on a novel by Dan Cushman.





Live a Little, Love a Little DVD


Street Date:8/7/07
MSRP:$12.97



Synopsis:


Pin-up photographer, who doesn’t want to get pinned down, comes up against a girl who won’t take no for an answer. Based on Dan Greenbert’s novel “Kiss My Firm But Pliant Lips.”





Jailhouse Rock: Deluxe Edition DVD


Street Date:8/7/07
MSRP:$19.97







The Film Noir Classics Collection: Volume 4 DVD


Street Date:7/31/07
MSRP:$59.92



Act of Violence/ Mystery Street
Crime Wave/ Decoy
Illegal/ The Big Steal
They Live By Night/ Side Street
Where Danger Lives/ Tension






Words And Music DVD


Street Date:7/24/07
MSRP:$19.97



Synopsis:


Bio-pic of songwriters Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart.







The Nancy Drew: Original Mystery Movie Collection


Street Date:6/12/07
MSRP:$24.98








Myrna Loy and William Powell Collection DVD


Street Date:8/7/07
MSRP:$49.92



Double Wedding
Evelyn Prentice
I Love You Again
Love Crazy
Manhattan Melodrama





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Dare To Dream DVD


Street Date:9/18/07
MSRP:$19.97



Synopsis:


From their meager beginning in the 1980s as “the red headed stepchild” of sports through four World Cups and three Olympic games, Dare to Dream examines how Mia Hamm broke through as a media phenomenon, why Brandi Chastain’s celebratory moment stirred so much controversy, and how Julie Foudy, Michelle Akers, and Joy Fawcett overcame daunting obstacles to help the team step into history, and in the process lift the aspirations of all young women.




Full of It DVD


Street Date:9/25/07
MSRP:$19.97



Synopsis:


17 year-old Sam (Pinkston) may be the new kid at school, but he’s got a sure-fire scheme to fast-track his popularity. Claiming to drive a Porsche, date a movie star and have a rock-star for a dad, Sam soon finds himself BMOC. But when Sam’s outlandish fictions mysteriously turn into outrageous facts – he begins to discover that having all your dreams come true… can be a total nightmare!




And Then Came Love DVD


Street Date:8/14/07
MSRP:$19.98



Synopsis:Julie (Vanessa Williams – “Soul Food,” TV’s “Ugly Betty”) is a successful magazine columnist who has it all – a great job, a rent controlled apartment, an adoring boyfriend and best of all, an adorable six-year-old son named Jake. Her perfect world, however, is rocked when she opens Pandora’s Box and seeks out the anonymous sperm donor who fathered her young son. Also starring Kevin Daniels (“Ladder 49″), Ben Verren (“Idlewild,” “All That Jazz”), Michael Boatman (TV’s “Arli$$,” “Spin City“) and Eartha Kitt (‘Bommerang,” TV’s “Batman”).






Virginia DVD


Street Date:7/17/07
MSRP:$19.97



Synopsis:


Griffin is the boyfriend of a drug addict. Ginny is her daughter. The two find themselves stuck with one another after her mother leaves them with a goodbye letter. Griffin, feeling he was left with a responsibility he doesn’t want, decides that Ginny would be “better off” with her biological father. Together they set out for California, her father’s last known address, and find themselves on a journey that leads them through some tough nieghborhoods and the seedy underworld of Los Angeles. Ginny, feeling hopeless and unwanted, has already lost her mother and now faces the loss of the only father figure in her life. Griffin, tough but protective, must come to grips with his feelings for Ginny. They have nothing to lose… except each other.




Masters of the Arctic Ice DVD


Street Date:9/4/07
MSRP:$19.98





The List DVD


Street Date:7/31/07
MSRP:$19.98



Synopsis:


Ever been dumped in front of millions on live television? Lewis Bond (Emmy winner Wayne Brady), a dashing young publishing executive, has. So he decides to get serious about love and create a list that his “perfect mate” must match. And just when he thinks he has found his one and only (Sydney T. Poitier) she turns out not to be as perfect as he thought.






Gold Digger Killer DVD


Street Date:7/24/07
MSRP:$19.97



Synopsis:


When Imani is fired from a job that provides for her and her man, her life gets turned upside down. She abandons a boyfriend that can’t provide as a college student for the only kind of man that is willing give her everything she needs, A PLAYA! Not ready for the contained life of a cared for woman, she becomes the ultimate victim. When it comes time to seek revenge, Imani comes for the whole misogynistic system.





All Creatures Great & Small Complete Collection DVD


Street Date:8/14/07
MSRP:$399.92



Synopsis:


Experience the phenomenally successful series, All Creatures Great and Small, based on the best-selling books by James Herriot. Set in the fictional Yorkshire Dales town of Darrowby, the series offers comforting reflections of a much gentler time when life moved at a somewhat slower pace. This collection features every episode, tracing the endearing career of this country veterinarian, from the 1930’s through World War II and the hopeful 1950s. It’s a joyful journey that will warm the hearts of fans everywhere.







Song of the Thin Man DVD


Street Date:8/7/07
MSRP:$14.98



Synopsis:


At a charity gambling benefit aboard the S.S. Fortune, the tables are hot, the jazz is hotter and before you know it, a bandleader’s body is growing cold. They’re playing your song, Nick and Nora Charles! William Powell and Myrna Loy return as the married sleuths, rousting suspects out of bed for 4 AM interrogations while trying to fathom the bebop argot of ’40s jazz jive. Speaking of their renowned screen chemistry, Loy once said: “It wasn’t a conscious thing. If you heard us talking in a room, you’d hear the same thing. He’d tease me, and there was a sort of blending which seemed to please people.” Decades later, people are still pleased. The melody of Song of the Thin Man and the entire beloved series lingers on.






The Thin Man Goes Home DVD


Street Date:8/7/07
MSRP:$14.98



Synopsis:


Outlaws come and go in Nick and Nora’s lives. Now it’s time to meet the in-laws. The debonair sleuths leave little Nicky Jr. at boarding school, grab Asta and head to Nick’s boyhood home of Sycamore Springs. Of course, wherever they go, murder has a way of showing up on the doorstep – a point proven in this fifth Thin Man. Nick can show off his gumshoe talents for his parents (Harry Davenport and Lucile Watson) when an artist is killed. And he’ll do it without customary liquid inspirations because Nick (William Powell) is on the wagon. He’s also on his game. As is Nora (Myrna Loy), wrestling a folding lawn chair, tailing a presumed suspect through town, igniting a pool-hall rumble and cracking wise as good as she gets. Make yourself at home, whodunit fans.




Uncle P DVD


Street Date:6/26/07
MSRP:$19.97



Synopsis:


When Romeo’s mother is in need of a babysitter, she calls on her estranged brother (Master P) to step in and take care of the children. When he arrives, Romeo and his sisters are shocked to find out that their uncle is the one and only, Percy Miller, a huge hip-hop star and fashion industry mogul! Percy temporarily becomes the guardian of his sister’s three children and with Uncle P in the house, family just got a lot more fun!






Gabon: The Last Eden DVD


Street Date:8/21/07
MSRP:$19.98




The Last Stand DVD


Street Date:7/10/07
MSRP:$24.98



Synopsis:


Four young people from different walks of life, struggling to become successful comedian-actors in Hollywood. The lure of Hollywood has mesmerized thousands of hopefuls, desperately in search of the spotlight. In the heady atmosphere of romantic illusions the young often become prey for seasoned carnivores offering a quick, easy path to success. The four aspiring comics, Reggie Sinclair, TD “Tru Dogg” Kincaid, Dede Calvin and Bo Clark, form a tenacious bond, a forged bravura maneuvering through the cutthroat world of the entertainment biz. Seeking a place to practice or simply of solace and retrospection, they regularly gather on the roof top — adjacent to the comedy club, working out their comedy routines and the drama of their lives. Just as life moves with the speed of a single blink of an eye, the lives of these four friends ramp to a breakneck pace. In a moment, dreams shatter and smiles turn upside down. Through the journey of these performers unravels the drama of comedy.

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