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

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The new DVD releases include District B13, Kinky Boots, and United 93. In addition, we'll take a sneak peek at next week's movies on video/DVD.

September 5, 2006 - New Video and DVD Releases:

District B13 DVD

Tagline: "Welcome to District B13. Welcome to the future."

Length: 85 minutes
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, some drug content and language

Set in the year 2010, this is a French-language martial arts movie. Violence in Paris suburbs has reached the point where the government has walled off some neighborhoods, and one of these is District B13, which is controlled by the crime lord Taha. When Taha and his thugs steal a nuclear bomb, the government sends in supercop Damien (Cyril Raffaelli) to locate and deactivate it. Meanwhile, the vigilante Leïto (David Belle) seeks to rescue his sister, who has been kidnapped by Taha, and Damien and Leïto team up.

Selected DVD Special Features:

• Subtitles

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Kinky Boots DVD

Tagline: "How far would you go to save the family business?"

Length: 107 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic material involving sexuality, and for language

This British comedy is about a footwear manufacturer and a drag queen. The family of Charlie Price (Joel Edgerton) has operated a shoe factory in Northampton for generations, and he takes over when his father dies. But Charlie soon discovers the business is verging on bankruptcy because men no longer buy many dress shoes. Then he meets the drag queen Lola (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and gets the idea for a new product: feminine-looking high-heeled boots specially designed to support the weight of a man.

Selected DVD Special Features:

• Commentary

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United 93 DVD
Length: 91 minutes
MPAA Rating: R for language, and some intense sequences of terror and violence

This docudrama chronicles events surrounding the United Airlines flight that takes off from Newark on the morning of September 11, 2001, bound for San Francisco. On board are four Islamist terrorists who take control of the plane. Air traffic controllers are unable to contact this flight and others, and soon commercial jetliners crash into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. When passengers and crew on the hijacked United 93 find out by phone what is going on, they improvise a desperate assault on the terrorists.

Selected DVD Special Features:

• Audio Commentary by Paul Greengrass

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