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Originally published August 14, 2007 at 12:00 AM | Page modified August 14, 2007 at 8:41 AM



DVDs coming out today

A weekly listing of new DVDs.

The Washington Post

New DVDS |

Notable DVDs being released Tuesday include:

"Inland Empire" (R): If you take David Lynch's old television series "Twin Peaks" and toss out everything except the surreal dream sequences, then you have a pretty good idea of what "Inland Empire" is like.

"God Grew Tired of Us" (PG): Trying to explain the atrocities suffered by the 27,000 "Lost Boys" who trekked from southern Sudan to Ethiopia and finally to Kenya to avoid slaughter during the 20-year civil war, director Christopher Quinn focuses on the stories of three of them.

"Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters" (R): A pack of french fries, a wad of ground beef and a milkshake save the world. Seriously. Well, not seriously, more like hilariously. Find a fan of the Cartoon Network show that spawned this movie and get him to explain.

"The Shakespeare Collection" (Unrated): This features "Kenneth's Branagh's Hamlet 2-Disc Special Edition" and three other famous Shakespeare screen translations — Max Reinhardt's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Laurence Olivier's "Othello" and a version of "Romeo and Juliet" starring Leslie Howard and Norma Shearer. If you don't want the five-disc set, the films also will be available as individual titles.

"Taxi Driver Limited Collector's Edition" (R): This two-disc version of the classic film features a newly recorded commentary by director Martin Scorsese; an "Appreciation and Influence" documentary that includes interviews with directors, producers, actors and film critics on the film's importance; a "Taxi Cab Confessions" with New York taxi drivers; and an interactive "Taxi Driver Locations" map.

"The First Films of Samuel Fuller (Series 5)" (Unrated): This set from Criterion features "I Shot Jesse James" (1949), "The Baron of Arizona" (1950) and "The Steel Helmet" (1951).

"U-Carmen" (Unrated): This modern adaptation of Bizet's "Carmen" won the 2005 Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.

"Home Run Derby, Volume 2": The second volume of the charmingly quaint baseball series has lots of Henry Aaron.

"God Made You Special" (Unrated): This is the latest in the VeggieTales franchise.

Also being released:


• "Vacancy" (R)

• "The Lookout" (R)

• "Wild Hogs" (PG-13)

• "51 Birch Street" (Unrated)

• "Fracture" (R)

• "The Method" (Unrated)

• "The Dark Crystal 25th Anniversary Edition" (PG)

• "The Charlie Chan Collection — Volume Three" (Unrated)

• "The Amazing Johnathan: Wrong on Every Level" (Unrated)

• "Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars" (Unrated)

• "The Fugitive: Season One, Volume One"

• "The House of Elliot Complete Collection"

• "The Kids in the Hall Pilot Episode" (The Special Headcrushers Edition)

• "Father Brown, Set 2"

• "Dynasty: The Second Season"

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