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

by Ivana Redwine

There are some interesting video/DVD releases slated for November 16, 2004, including "The Chronicles of Riddick," "Elf," and "Yu-Gi-Oh! - The Movie." In addition, we'll take a sneak peek at next week's movies on video/DVD.

November 16, 2004 - Video and DVD Releases

"The Chronicles of Riddick"
 

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Tagline: "All the power in the universe can't change destiny."

Length: 119 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violent action and some language (Unrated edition of this movie is also available on DVD.)

Vin Diesel stars in this sci-fi action movie, which is a follow-up to "Pitch Black" (2000). Picking up a few years after the earlier film left off, "The Chronicles" finds macho adventurer Riddick (Diesel) on the lam from bounty hunters. As he heads for a planet to rescue an imprisoned young woman, a huge problem looms: a race known as Necromongers are taking over the universe. But the movie is all about action sequences and dazzling visuals.

Selected Special DVD Features:


• Available in Unrated and Theatrical Editions

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

"Elf"
 

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Tagline: "This holiday, discover your inner elf."

Length: 95 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG for some mild rude humor and language


This Christmas comedy stars Will Ferrell, and James Caan, Zooey Deschanel, and Bob Newhart also appear in the movie. Buddy (Ferrell) is a human who was raised as an elf at the North Pole by Papa Elf (Newhart). But as an adult, Buddy travels to New York to look up his father (Caan). While there, he gets a job at Gimbels, where he befriends a young woman (Deschanel). When problems arise, it's up to Buddy to save the holiday.

Selected Special DVD Features:


• Widescreen

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

"Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie"
 

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Tagline: "Everything else was just practice!"

Length: 90 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG for scary combat and monster images

Aimed at children, this is a feature-length Japanese animated film, but the voices are in English. The movie is part of a kids' craze that includes a fantasy card game, a television series, and video games. Yu-Gi-Oh! is a complex game using special playing cards representing creatures with various capabilities. In the film, a boy named Yugi plays Yu-Gi-Oh!, and the creatures come to life. Yugi resurrects Anubis and Pharaoh from 5000 years ago.

Selected Special DVD Features:


• Animated

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

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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