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New Releases for the week of May 26th

We've just put out a bunch of New Releases; here are some highlights: Making their DVD debut this week are John Boorman's Beyond Rangoon, David Cronenberg's M Butterfly and Michelangelo Antonioni's Zabriskie Point. Ten Tigers of Kwangtung-Shaw Brothers + director Cheh Chang = a film chock full of kung-fu action. There's also a Special Edition of The Legend Of Fong Sai-Yuk starring Jet Li. Harlan Ellison: Dreams With Sharp Teeth-A documentary about the author's life and work, with over two decades of rants by Ellison on any number of subjects, plus interviews with friends like Neil Gaiman and Robin Williams. Paul Simon & Friends-Two years ago, the Library of Congress honored Paul Simon with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song and threw a fancy concert to celebrate. The aforementioned friends include Art Garfunkel, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Alison Krause and Stevie Wonder (performing a duet with Simon on "Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard"). There's another batch of films from the Warner Brothers archives, including Frank Borzage's Billy The Kid (1941), Sidney Lumet's Bye Bye Braverman (1967), Delmer Daves' Pride of the Marines (1945) and many more. You can search all our Warner Bros. archives titles in our rental search. Sky Crawlers-The new film from Mamoru Oshii (Ghost In The Shell) involves a group of teenage fighter pilots who start to question the endless war they're fighting. It's also on Blu-ray for your high-definition viewing pleasure. You can buy the DVD here. New In Town-Renee Zellweger and Harry Connick, Jr. star in a predictable-but-still-cute romantic comedy: Big city business woman moves to a small town, gets herself into a variety of humorous situations, and (spoiler) falls in love with small town man. There's lots of new TV on DVD, including: Korean drama series 90 Days Of Love (buy it here), British shows Mistresses Vol .1 (think Sex and The City meets Desperate Housewives) and Invisibles: Series 1 (old crooks come out of retirement for more heists, starring Anthony "Giles from Buffy" Head), Season 4 of The Closer, Mod Squad: Season 2 Vol. 2, Gunsmoke: Season 3 Vol. 2 (only 17 more seasons to go!), The History Channel's The Universe: Season 3 and Ice Road Truckers: Most Dangerous Episodes, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 9 (this is the one with Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T and Richard "Munch" Belzer). Also, after a frustrating delay, we finally got in 24: Season 7. My personal favorite new TV on DVD this week is Designing Women: Season 1, the '80s show about a group of southern belle interior decorators (plus Meshach "Hollywood" Taylor!) who talk a lot, sometimes get themselves into ridiculous situations, and get fired up about a lot of issues along the way. The show had a rotating crew of ladies throughout its run but you can't beat the original line up of Jean Smart, Annie Potts, Delta Burke and Dixie Carter. When I was little, I wanted to grow up to be a combination of Murphy Brown and Julia Sugarbaker. For the technologically forward-thinking among you, we have Falling Down, Seabiscuit, Cinderella Man, an extended version of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, True Romance (the director's cut) and the amazing Children Of Men new on Blu-ray. And how could we forget the complete Land Of The Lost series, which arrived in this nifty metal lunchbox: landofthelunchbox We have the lunchbox and all eight discs on sale for $51.95. For a full list of what's new this week, visit the bright red list on the big purple door in the New Release section.

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