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

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The new DVD releases include The Nanny Diaries, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and Superbad. In addition, we'll take a sneak peek at next week's movies on video/DVD.

December 4, 2007 - New Video and DVD Releases:

The Nanny Diaries DVD

Tagline: "A comedy about life at the top, as seen from the bottom."

Length: 106 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language

Scarlett Johansson stars in this comedy based on the best-selling novel by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus. In the movie, Annie (Johansson) has just graduated college. Her mom, a New Jersey nurse, wants Annie to pursue a career in finance, but Annie is uncertain what she wants to do. In Manhattan's Central Park, she encounters a preschool boy and takes a job as his live-in nanny. She refers to his well-to-do parents as Mr. and Mrs. X (Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney). Annie becomes attracted to a handsome neighbor she calls Harvard Hottie (Chris Evans).

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Widescreen
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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End DVD

Tagline: "At the end of the world, the adventure begins."

Length: 168 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of action/adventure violence and some frightening images

This is the third in the series of action-adventure movies based on a Disney theme-park ride. It follows Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006), and Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom are all back. The new film picks up where Dead Man's Chest left off with Capt. Jack Sparrow (Depp) in Davy Jones's Locker. Will Turner (Bloom), Elizabeth Swann (Knightley) and Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) set out to rescue Sparrow, and there's a new character, a pirate captain played by Chow Yun-Fat.

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Widescreen
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Superbad DVD
Length: 114 minutes
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive crude and sexual content, strong language, drinking, some drug use and a fantasy/comic violent image - all involving teens

Judd Apatow produced and Seth Rogen co-wrote this foul-mouthed, raunchy, sweet-natured comedy, which is about teenagers. As best friends Seth (Jonah Hill) and Evan (Michael Cera) near high school graduation, they fixate on the idea of losing their virginity. Invited to a party, they decide the only hope they have of achieving their goal is to get some girls drunk there. However, Seth and Evan aren't old enough to buy booze, and they enlist the aid of a nerdy kid called Fogell (Christopher Mintz-Plasse). Fogell has a fake I.D., although it gives his name as McLovin.

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Two-Disc DVD Set (Also Available - Single-Disc Edition)
  • Also Available on Blu-ray Disc
  • Widescreen
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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