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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 "Cradle 2 the Grave," "Head of State," "House of 1000 Corpses," "The Hunted," and "The Lizzie McGuire Movie." Let's take a look at these movies on DVD and video, along with some additional releases of interest.

August 12, 2003 - Video and DVD Releases


"Cradle 2 the Grave" (2003)

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Tagline: "Born 2 the life. True 2 the code. Bad 2 the bone."

Length: 101 minutes
MPAA Rating: R for violence, language and some sexual content

Jet Li and DMX star in this action movie that combines martial arts with hip-hop. Jet Li plays Su, a Taiwanese government agent whose efforts to track down some rare black diamonds bring him to L.A. There he teams up with jewel thief Tony Fait (DMX) in an attempt to retrieve the diamonds as well as rescue Fait's kidnapped daughter. Other performers in the movie include Anthony Anderson, Gabrielle Union, Tom Arnold, and Kelly Hu.

Selected Special DVD Features:

  • Widescreen

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

    "Head of State" (2003)

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    Tagline: "The only thing white is the house."

    Length: 95 minutes
    MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language, some sexuality and drug references

    Chris Rock co-wrote, directed, and stars in this comedy. Rock portrays Mays Gilliam, an obscure African-American alderman in Washington, D.C. But when the presidential candidate of a major political party dies only days before a national election, Gilliam replaces him on the ticket. The odds of Gilliam being elected are long, but his plainspoken style catches on, and his brother (Bernie Mac) becomes his vice-presidential running mate.

    Selected Special DVD Features:

  • Available in Widescreen and Full-Screen Editions

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

    "House of 1000 Corpses" (2003)

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    Tagline: "The most shocking tale of carnage ever."

    Length: 88 minutes
    MPAA Rating: R for strong sadistic violence/gore, sexuality and language

    This horror film is written and directed by Rob Zombie, best known as a heavy-metal rocker. The movie is more or less an homage to "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (1974). In "House of 1000 Corpses," four college-age kids are on a road trip when they pick up a hitchhiker, who takes them to the rural house where she lives with other weird people. Her clan turns out to be psychotic and sadistic, and there's torture, mayhem, and murder aplenty.

    Selected Special DVD Features:

  • Closed-Captioned

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

    "The Hunted" (2003)

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    Tagline: "Some men should not be found."

    Length: 94 minutes
    MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence and some language

    Starring Tommy Lee Jones and Benecio Del Toro, this action thriller was directed by William Friedkin. After trained assassin Hallam (Del Toro) serves in Kosovo, he returns to Oregon, where he goes on a killing spree. Bonham (Jones) is a retired military trainer who takes on the task of tracking Hallam down. Most of the movie is a prolonged chase that includes exciting hand-to-hand combat between the two men.

    Selected Special DVD Features:

  • Available in Widesreen and Full-Screen Editions

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

    "The Lizzie McGuire Movie" (2003)

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    Tagline: "The only risk in taking an adventure is not taking it at all."

    Length: 94 minutes
    MPAA Rating: PG for mild thematic elements

    Aimed at girls, this movie is based on the Disney Channel TV show, and the title character is played by Hilary Duff. In the film, the teenage Lizzie McGuire (Duff) takes a trip to Rome, where she meets Paolo, a teenage Italian pop singer. Lizzie falls for Paolo, and he talks her into impersonating his former singing partner Isabella, who has split with him. Lizzie begins rehearsing with Paolo, but can she be ready in time for the big show?

    Selected Special DVD Features:

  • Full-Screen and Widescreen Anamorphic Formats
  • Music Video

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

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