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Part 1: This Week's New Releases on Video/DVD

by Ivana Redwine

There are some interesting video/DVD releases slated for July 20, 2004, including "The Big Bounce," "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen," "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights," "The Human Stain," and "Starsky & Hutch." In addition, we'll take a sneak peek at next week's movies on video/DVD.

July 20, 2004 - Video and DVD Releases


"The Big Bounce"

 DVD








Tagline: "Who's scamming who? A comedy about taking a chance on paradise."

Length: 88 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content and nudity, violence and language

Owen Wilson and Morgan Freeman star in this caper comedy set in Hawaii. Jack Ryan (Wilson) is a petty criminal who works as a handyman at a resort owned by a judge (Freeman). But Ryan teams up with the gorgeous Nancy Hayes (Sara Foster) and starts to plan a robbery of a shady real estate tycoon (Gary Sinise). This is the second movie based on the same Elmore Leonard novel; the earlier one (1969) starred Ryan O'Neal and Leigh Taylor-Young.

Selected Special DVD Features:

  • Widescreen

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

    "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen"

     DVD








    Tagline: "So much drama, so little time."

    Length: 97 minutes
    MPAA Rating: PG for mild thematic elements and brief language

    Aimed at girls, this Disney comedy stars Lindsay Lohan. Lola (Lohan), a 15-year-old, is upset when her family moves from Manhattan to a New Jersey suburb. Lola fits in poorly with her new classmates at school, and she competes with another girl for the lead in a musical version of "Pygmalion." Then Sidarthur, Lola's favorite rock group, announces their breakup, and she tries to arrange to attend the farewell concert and party.

    Selected Special DVD Features:

  • Two-Disc DVD Set

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

    "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights"

     DVD







    Tagline: "Take a chance. Make your move. Have the time of your life."

    Length: 105 minutes
    MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sensuality

    "Dirty Dancing" (1987) was a hit movie about romance in the Catskills that starred Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze. "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights" transposes the story of the earlier film to 1958 Cuba, shortly before Castro came to power. Katey Miller (Romola Garai) is an American girl, unhappy about moving to Havana until she meets Javier Suarez (Diego Luna). While preparing for a Latin ballroom dance contest, Katey and Javier fall in love.

    Selected Special DVD Features:

  • Music Videos

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

    "The Human Stain"

     DVD








    Tagline: "How far would you go to escape the past?"

    Length: 106 minutes
    MPAA Rating: R for language and sexuality/nudity

    Anthony Hopkins and Nicole Kidman star in this drama based on a Philip Roth novel. Coleman Silk (Hopkins) is still angry about the circumstances that caused him to leave his job as a classics professor when he becomes romantically involved with the unlettered Faunia Farley (Kidman). As he tries to figure out how to deal with her scary ex-husband, Silk struggles to come to terms with his concealment of his ethnicity.

    Selected Special DVD Features:

  • Widescreen

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

    "Starsky & Hutch"

     DVD








    Tagline: "They're the man."

    Length: 101 minutes
    MPAA Rating: PG-13 for drug content, sexual situations, partial nudity, language and some violence

    Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson star in this comedy based on a 1970s TV series. David Starsky (Stiller) and Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson (Wilson) are police detectives in 1970s Bay City, California. Their investigation of a dead body washed ashore leads them to a crime lord who has developed a form of cocaine undetectable by dogs. The film showcases the chemistry between Stiller and Wilson and has some fun with '70s clothes and hairdos.

    Selected Special DVD Features:

  • Widescreen

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

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