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Coming Soon to Video DVD - New DVDs for 02-05-08

Part 3: A Sneak Peek at Next Week's Releases on Video/DVD

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There are some interesting video/DVD releases slated for next week, including Across the Universe, The Brave One and Elizabeth: The Golden Age. Let's take a look at these movies on DVD and video, along with some additional releases of interest.

February 5, 2008 - New Video and DVD Releases:

Across the Universe DVD
Length: 131 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some drug content, nudity, sexuality, violence and language

Directed by Julie Taymor (Broadway's The Lion King), Across the Universe is a musical centered on Beatles songs, although the numbers are not performed by the Beatles. In the 1960s, Jude (Jim Sturgess) is a young Liverpool dockworker who travels to Princeton, where he meets college student Max (Joe Anderson), and the two guys relocate to lower Manhattan. There they live the bohemian life and are soon joined by Max's teenage sister Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood). These three people get caught up in the emerging counterculture, and Jude and Lucy fall for each other.

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Widescreen
  • Two-Disc DVD Set
  • Also Available on Blu-ray Disc
Find out more about this DVD release.

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

The Brave One DVD

Tagline: "How many wrongs to make it right."

Length: 119 minutes
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, language and some sexuality

Jodie Foster stars in this drama directed by Neil Jordan. Erica (Foster) is a New York radio talk show host. One evening she and her fiancé are taking a walk in Central Park when they are attacked. Her fiancé is killed, and she is badly injured. Erica then purchases a gun and is soon involved in a series of situations where she shoots bad guys, but she manages to avoid being identified. The police become aware there's a vigilante on the loose, although they don't know who it is. But Erica becomes friends with homicide detective Mercer (Terrence Howard), leading to a strange relationship.

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Widescreen
  • Also Available: HD DVD/DVD Combo
Find out more about this DVD release.

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

Elizabeth: The Golden Age DVD
Length: 114 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, some sexuality and nudity

This historical drama is the sequel to Elizabeth (1998), and Cate Blanchett reprises her role as Queen Elizabeth I, while Geoffrey Rush returns as the Queen's closest adviser Sir Francis Walsingham. This time around Clive Owen plays the dashing Sir Walter Raleigh, who names Virginia after the Virgin Queen and also impregnates her favorite lady-in-waiting (Abbie Cornish). Elizabeth's biggest problem is Philip II of Spain, who builds a mighty armada. And there are a number of plots to assassinate Elizabeth, who imprisoned her cousin, Mary Stuart (Samantha Morton).

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Widescreen
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Also Available: HD DVD/DVD Combo
Find out more about this DVD release.

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

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