New Warner Bros. DVD Cover Art and Info – Part 2 – ‘The Movies’

     March 1, 2007

I’ve broken up this update into two parts – the first is new TV shows on DVD and the second is for the movies.




Posted below is a ton of new and catalog releases from Warner Bros. and it shows just how much stuff they put out. I think the only way to compare the other major studios is to put them all together in one article as they don’t even come close to putting out what WB does.



Most images can be clicked on for a hi-res version, look for more cover art this weekend.






Who the #$&% is Jackson Pollock? DVD


Street Date:5/1/07
MSRP:$27.95



Synopsis:


When Teri Horton, a 73-year-old former long-haul truck driver with an eighth grade education bought a painting in a thrift shop for five dollars, she didn’t know that it would pit her against the most powerful people in the art community and perhaps forever change the way art is authenticated around the world. Who The #$&% Is Jackson Pollock? is a rollicking adventure that documents a 15-year war with the art world’s inner circle, lifts the veil on how art is bought and sold in America and introduces audiences to the funny, profane and utterly unforgettable Teri Horton.





36 Hours DVD


Street Date:6/5/07
MSRP:$19.97






Air Force DVD


Street Date:6/5/07
MSRP:$19.97


Synopsis:


John Garfield, John Ridgely, and Gig Young star in this hard-hitting, realistic story that celebrates America‘s airborne heroes during WWII. Year: 1943 Director: Howard Hawks Starring: John Garfield, John Ridgely, Gig Young
Director: Howard Hawks






Command Decision DVD


Street Date:6/5/07
MSRP:$19.97



Synopsis:


World War II drama that shows the battles – on and off the field – that a general must fight in order to win the war. General Casey of the US Forces in England must fight congressional representatives and his own chain of command to be allowed to complete an important mission. He must get his men’s planes out, during a small window of fair weather, in order to prevent the Germans from making more military jet planes. Although the general knows the success of his plan could decide whether the Germans get the upper hand in the war, it could also mean suicide for his men. Adapted from the William Wister Haines stage hit.
Director: Sam Wood






Fail Safe DVD


Street Date:6/5/07
MSRP:$19.97



Synopsis:


Oscar® winner George Clooney (Syriana, Ocean’s Thirteen) and Emmy nominated Noah Wyle (“ER,” “Librarian: Quest for the Spear”) head an all-star cast in this tense and powerful Cold War thriller performed live on network TV (CBS). An electrical malfunction prevents the Pentagon from stopping a pilot (Clooney) whose jet has been mistakenly ordered to drop nuclear bombs on Russia. Facing world nuclear annihilation the American President (Richard Dreyfus) must choose between an all-out war or the planned nuclear bombing of New York City as compensation. Based on Sydney Lumet’s classic 1964 “Playhouse 90″ presentation from the novel by Harvey Wheeler and Eugene Burdick. Directed by Oscar-nominee Stephen Frears (The Queen, The Grifters, Dangerous Liaisons). All-star cast includes Richard Dreyfus, Noah Wyle, George Clooney, Don Cheadle, Harvey Keitel, James Cromwell, Hank Azaria, Sam Elliott.
Director: Stephen Frears






American Pastime DVD


Street Date:5/22/07
MSRP:$19.98



Synopsis:


A powerful story about the dramatic impact WWII had in the home-front as Japanese American families were uprooted from their every day lives and placed into internment camps in Western US in the early 1940’s. Faced with a country that now doubted their loyalty and struggling with their new situation, they turn to baseball as a way to handle their plight and find the strength to stand up for themselves becoming a true symbol of honor and pride.






Coleccion Pedro Infante: Cuando lloran los valientes DVD


Street Date:4/10/07
MSRP:$14.98



Synopsis:


Despite being brothers, Agapito and José Luis use sabotage and intrigue to fight for the affection of the lovely Christina. A dramatic romance from the 23 film library of the most iconic classic Mexican film and recording star, Pedro Infante.








Spark DVD


Street Date:5/15/07
MSRP:$19.98






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Carlos Mencia in: The Best of Funny is Funny DVD


Street Date:5/15/07
MSRP:$19.98








Tex Avery’s Droopy: The Complete Theatrical Collection DVD


Street Date:5/15/07
MSRP:$26.99



Synopsis:


Droopy, a detective basset hound, lulls the bad guys into a false sense of security by acting slow and dumb when in actual fact he is a genius. The shrewd Droopy always outwits his enemies! Droopy Dog was a low-key animated movie character created by Tex Avery at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1943, this mournful deadpan witty Basset hound detective who spoke in a jowly monotone voice and, though he didn’t look like much, was shrewd enough to outwit his enemies – the conniving Butch the Irish bulldog and the thieving, nasty wolf and English Fox.



Episodes:
1 – Dumb-Hounded – (1943)
The Shooting Of Dan McGoo – (1945)
Wild And Woolfy – (1945)
Northwest Hounded Police – (1946)
Senor Droopy – (1949)
Wags To Riches – (1949)
Out-Foxed – (1949)
The Chump Champ – (1950)
Daredevil Droopy – (1951)
Droopy’s Good Deed – (1951)
Droopy’s “Double Trouble” – (1951)
Caballero Droopy – (1952)
The Three Little Pups – (1953)
Drag-A-Long Droopy – (1954)
Homesteader Droopy – (1954)
Dixieland Droopy – (1954) 16×9 LETTERBOX
Deputy Droopy – (1955)
Millionaire Droopy – (1956) 16×9 LETTERBOX
Grin And Share It – (1957) 16×9 LETTERBOX
Blackboard Jumble – (1957) 16×9 LETTERBOX
*One Droopy Knight – (1957) 16×9 LETTERBOX
Sheep Wrecked – (1958) 16×9 LETTERBOX
Mutts About Racing – (1958) 16×9 LETTERBOX
Droopy Leprechaun – (1958) 16×9 LETTERBOX







DVD Features:












Documentaries: “Droopy and Friends: A Laugh Back” – a documentary retrospective featuring the highlights of Tex Avery’s iconic character and band of regular misfits, which made the collection so memorable and dear to our hearts. Peppered through the featurette will be moments reflecting on Tex’s early days, from inspiration, to his passions as an artist, entertainer and eventual auteur.



Gag Reel: ‘Doggone Gags” – a montage of great moments from the Droopy series, culled together in the fashion of a gag reel.






Hell to Eternity DVD


Street Date:6/5/07
MSRP:$19.97







The Hill DVD


Street Date:6/5/07
MSRP:$19.97



Synopsis:


World War II drama about a group of prisoners who struggle against a ferocious staff sergeant in a British disciplinary camp located in the Libyan desert.
Director: Sidney Lumet






Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo DVD


Street Date:6/5/07
MSRP:$19.97



Synopsis:


First B-25’s in training for bombing mission over Japan, under General Jimmy Doolittle’s command.
Director: Mervyn Leroy






Deadly Voyage DVD


Street Date:6/5/07
MSRP:$14.97



Synopsis:


Based on the terrifying true story of one ship and the nine stowaways hiding beneath its decks. When their existence threatens the captain’s career, a means must be found of disposing of them – and so the hunt is on. There can be no survivors who might tell the tale of this deadly voyage. ‘ ‘A chilling, nerve-jangling film.’ ‘ (N.Y. Daily News)






Fur DVD


Street Date:5/8/07
MSRP:$27.95



Synopsis:


From the window of her immaculate New York apartment, lonely housewife Diane Arbus (Kidman) locks eyes with a masked figure on the street, a mysterious new neighbor (Downey, Jr.) whose penetrating gaze strips the veneer off her tidy reality. Mysteriously drawn to the man that intrigues her and determined to take his photograph, Diane ventures to his apartment and embarks on a journey that will unlock her deepest secrets, awaken her remarkable artistic genius, and launches Diane on her path to becoming the artist she is meant to be.
Director: Steven Shainberg



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Little Britain Live DVD


Street Date:5/8/07
MSRP:$24.98



Synopsis:


In Fall 2005, Britain‘s immensely popular, award-winning comedy duo took their hit TV program live in an 8-month UK tour that sold out in record time! For those who couldn’t get tickets comes this DVD, recorded live at the Blackpool Opera House. All the exuberance and spontaneity of the live performance is captured on DVD. All your favorite characters are present, including Lou and Andy, Vicky Pollard, Emily Howard, Bubbles de Vere, Sebastian Love and Dafydd Thomas. There are no holds barred in this riotous live concert. And the only ticket available in North America comes from BBC Video.






State of Emergency DVD


Street Date:4/17/07
MSRP:$14.97



Synopsis:


Dr. Novelli is a doctor in a crumbling hospital system, facing an endless stream of emergencies and a shortage of equipment and manpower. So when a man’s life hangs in the balance, should the doctor play by the rules and let him die, or take a chance that might save him? It could cost a life – or a career.




Casi Casi DVD


Street Date:5/15/07
MSRP:$19.97



Synopsis:


Emilio is a normal teenager who somehow finds himself being sent to the principal’s office every other week. He has a crush on Jacklynne, the most popular girl in school, so he decides to run for Student Council President in order to impress her. After announcing his candidacy, Emilio discovers, to his horror, that Jacklynne herself will be running for office against him. Emotions fly high as campaign fever intensifies. Not wanting to lose his chance to win her heart, Emilio devises a risky plan that could come to a disastrous end if the tyrannous school principal gets wind of his scheme.






Chapters DVD


Street Date:4/17/07
MSRP:$19.97



Synopsis:


CHAPTERS is an explosive, true-to-life examination of being young and black in the mean streets of Memphis. Meet Alphonzo, better known as Zo, torn between the words of wisdom of his Big Momma and the temptations of the street. Zo struggles to survive, discovering that money, lust, betrayal and greed are the pages that turn his life into corruption, self-destruction, and a soul without redemption.






Code Name: The Cleaner DVD


Street Date:4/24/07
MSRP:$27.95



Synopsis:


The laughs fly like bullets in this action comedy about a man with amnesia who can’t remember whether he’s a super spy…or a janitor. Jake Rogers (Cedric the Entertainer) just woke up in a hotel room next to a dead CIA agent and a briefcase full of money. Things go from bad to worse when his blonde bombshell wife (Nicollette Sheridan) arrives to inform him that he’s a Special Forces Operative entangled in a high-level Government conspiracy. But nothing seems to add up as Jake digs deeper into the case. Teaming up with another beauty from a past he can’t remember (Lucy Liu), this custodian of comedy needs to get a clue before the bad guys take him out with the trash!






Morning Glory DVD


Street Date:5/29/07
MSRP:$19.97



Synopsis:


Katherine Hepburn won her first Academy Award(R) as Best Actress in this, just her third film performance. The great Hepburn stars as Eva Lovelace, a girl from a New England country town who has but one burning ambition: to be a successful stage actress. Morning Glory is a must-see for all Hepburn fans! Year: 1933 Director: Pandro S. Berman Starring: Katherine Hepburn, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Adolphe Menjou






The Lost Language of Cranes DVD


Street Date:5/29/07
MSRP:$19.98



Synopsis:


The damage caused by long-kept secrets is at the heart of this moving drama adapted from David Leavitt’s acclaimed novel. Confronted with his son’s confession that he is gay, Owen (Brian Cox) realizes that he can no longer live a lie. Although he still loves his wife Rose (Eileen Atkins), he abandons the safe world of the heterosexual for the difficult but rewarding journey of “coming out.” But as he begins to explore his sexuality more fully, the marriage inevitably breaks down, despite Rose’s efforts to continue as normal. And thought there is pain and suffering for all involved, this is also an opportunity for everyone to start their lives over, this time based on the truth.






Creepshow 3 DVD


Street Date:5/15/07
MSRP:$19.98



Synopsis:


This third installment in the George Romero/Stephen King-launched anthology series features five new tales of horror and a wraparound. The main stories deal with alternative realities (“Alice”), possessed communication devices (“The Radio”), vampires and serial killers in lust (“Call Girl”), mad inventors (“The Professor’s Wife”), and hauntings from beyond (“Haunted Dog”).





The Image DVD


Street Date:4/17/07
MSRP:$14.97



Synopsis:


When a television presenter’s investigation leads to the suicide of a bank president, his position-and his life-are called into question. Torn between truth and lies, between mistress and wife, he must fight for more than just his image.

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