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Coming Soon to Video and DVD
Part 3: A Sneak Peek at Next Week's Releases on Video/DVD
There are some interesting video/DVD releases slated for next week, including Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Jarhead, Just Friends, and Prime. Let's take a look at these movies on DVD and video, along with some additional releases of interest.


March 7, 2006 - Video and DVD Releases

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire DVD

Tagline: "Difficult times lie ahead, Harry."

Length: 157 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of fantasy violence and frightening images

This is the fourth installment in the Harry Potter series. Now Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) are about 14 and in their fourth year at Hogwarts School. The story centers around the Triwizard Tournament, where competitors from three schools of wizardry face daunting challenges. There is also an elaborate Christmas ball, and Harry and Hermione get dates for it. The movie's villain is the evil, repulsive Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes), who's out to get Harry.

Selected Special DVD Features:

• Two-Disc DVD Set

Find out more about this upcoming DVD release.

Formats Available: The above information on special features refers to the DVD. Check for availability on VHS.

Jarhead DVD


Length: 123 minutes
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language, some violent images and strong sexual content

Jake Gyllenhaal stars in this military drama based on the 2003 memoir by Anthony Swofford. Like his father and grandfather, Tony "Swoff" Swofford (Gyllenhaal) enlists in the Marines. He receives training, and when in 1990 Saddam Hussein invades Kuwait, Swoff's unit goes to Saudi Arabia, where he endures more training. In 1991 he is sent as part of a sniper unit to the combat zone in Kuwait, but he never gets a shot off. Other actors in the cast include Peter Sarsgaard, Jamie Foxx, Lucas Black and Chris Cooper.

Selected Special DVD Features:

• Commentary

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Formats Available: The above information on special features refers to the DVD. Check for availability on VHS.

Just Friends DVD

Tagline: "He loves her. She loves him not."

Length: 96 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13

Ryan Reynolds and Amy Smart are paired in this romantic comedy. In high school, Chris (Reynolds in a fat suit) is an overweight nerd who's besotted with cheerleader Jamie (Smart), but she thinks of him as a platonic friend. Ten years later, Chris has metamorphosed into a trim, successful L.A. music executive, and now women chase after him. On a business trip, Chris's flight is unexpectedly grounded in New Jersey, where he encounters Jamie. He still wants to win her heart, but there are a number of complications.

Selected Special DVD Features:

• Deleted Scenes

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Formats Available: The above information on special features refers to the DVD. Check for availability on VHS.

Prime DVD

Tagline: "A therapeutic new comedy."

Length: 105 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 on appeal for sexual content including dialogue, and for language

Uma Thurman and Meryl Streep star in this comedy. Rafi (Thurman) is a 37-year-old divorcée who relies heavily on her shrink Lisa (Streep) for support. Soon Rafi meets and begins a romance with 23-year-old David (Bryan Greenberg), disclosing to her shrink intimate things about her new relationship. Initially neither woman realizes that Rafi's new boyfriend is Lisa's son, but there comes a time when Lisa knows while Rafi doesn't. The situation is awkward, especially since Lisa deems Rafi unsuitable for David.

Selected Special DVD Features:

• Outtakes

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Formats Available: The above information on special features refers to the DVD. Check for availability on VHS.

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