DVD RELEASES – MAY 18TH, 2010

Movies on DVD

extraordinarymeasures

Extraordinary Measures follows the efforts of John and Aileen Crowley (Brendan Fraser, Keri Russell), who believe researcher Dr. Robert Stonehill (Harrison Ford) holds the cure for their children’s genetic disorder.

Special Features: Behind the scenes of the pic complete with interviews of the cast and the family whose true story the film is based on, plus deleted scenes.



invictus

Invictus stars Morgan Freeman as South African President Nelson Mandela and the South African rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

Special Features: Matt Damon plays rugby: turning an actor into a rugby player, plus the Invictus music trailer.




spynextdoor

Jackie Chan stars as The Spy Next Door, former CIA spy Bob Ho, who’s current assignment is to babysit his girlfrind’s kids.

Special Features: Jackie Chan: Stunt Master and Mentor featurette, Adventures In Acting with the Kids from The Spy Next Door featurette, plus a blooper reel.




valentinesday

Valentine’s Day can be a monkey on your back or the perfect day for romance. At least that’s the premise of Valentine’s Day as couples and singles navigate through pressures and expectations because of the romantic holiday.

Special Features: Exclusive Sex and the City 2 sneak peek trailer, plus a star-packed assortment of additional scenes.



themessenger

The Messenger is a depressing story revolving around he military soldiers who are designated to inform the families of fallen soldiers that their loved ones have died while in service to the country. Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster star.

Special Features: Notification: a documentary about U.S. army casualty notification officers and the families of fallen soldiers by Joe Kelly and John Vernon, audio commentary with Oren Moverman, Lawrence Inglee, Ben Foster, and Woody Harrelson, Going Home: reflections from the set, Variety screening series Q&A with Oren Moverman, Woody Harrelson, Alessandro Camon, Lawrence Inglee, Ben Foster and Bobby Bukowski, plus The Messenger shooting script.

TV on DVD

criminalintent

Law & Order: Criminal Intent: The Fifth Year is five discs filled with the adventures of Detectives Goren and Eames, Logan and Wheeler who use their brains and brawn to solve crimes in New York. The series stars Vincent D’Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, Chris Noth, Julianne Nicholson.





30days

30 Days: The Complete Series feature Morgan Spurlock as host of a series of mini-docs tossing people into situations and positions different than what they know for 30 days.

Special Features: Audio commentary by Morgan Spurlock for his Working in a Coal Mine and Life on an Indian Reservation episodes.




ghosthunters

Put on the green goggles and prepare for Ghost Hunters: Military Investigation – Forts, Battleships and Beyond, where paranormal researchers investigate haunted locations looking for supernatural manifestations.

Special Features: Bonus footage and deleted scenes.




hunter

Hunter: Season Two features homicide detectives, Detective Sergeant Rick Hunter (Fred Dryer) and his sexy partner Detective Sergeant Dee Dee McCall (Stephanie Kramer) as they chase down murderers.

HOW ‘BOUT’ THEM OSCARS, MR. DAMON?

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Matt Damon is obviously honored to be nominated for an Oscar once again, this time for his supporting work in Invictus. However, he knows he has no shot at winning the award this year (Inglourious Basterds’ Christoph Waltz is the odds on favorite).  Damon, an Oscar winner with Ben Affleck for their Good Will Hunting screenplay, talks about how to prepare for an awards night where preparing for a speech is a non issue. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR BELOW TO HEAR MATT DAMON)
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MORGAN FREEMAN – THE BEST MAN FOR THE JOB

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Morgan Freeman has his preferences and he prefers to work with directors who trust him. That’s why Clint Eastwood has been a favorite filmmaker for the actor.

Freeman says Eastwood does his research while choosing the cast, then gets out of the way while allowing the actors to do the work necessary.

It’s a method that’s benefited Eastwood’s productions in the past with Academy Award-nominated actors and films like Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby, which was also an Oscar-winning role for Freeman.

Now Freeman stands a good chance of getting another nomination for the Eastwood directed flick Invictus, where he plays South African President Nelson Mandela. The actor has already gotten a lot of recognition including a both Broadcast Film Critics Association Critics Choice and Hollywood Foreign Press Association Golden Globe nomination.

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Invictus is in theaters.

MATT DAMON – UP FOR THE “INVICTUS” CHALLENGE

138Clint Eastwood was all over the idea of having Matt Damon star as Francois Pienaar in his epic flick Invictus. The story revolves around Nelson Mandela’s first term as President of South Africa and his belief that rugby would unite the nation.

 It wasn’t like Eastwood knew a whole lot about the real-life South African rugby captain or Mandela’s plan for that matter. It’s just that the director knew the role was demanding and that Damon would do all the research necessary to put a solid spin on the character.

Click onto media bar for the reasons why Clint Eastwood chose Matt Damon to co-star with Morgan Freeman in Invictus.

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 Invictus, which is currently in theaters, has already amassed acting and directing nominations from several critics groups for Eastwood, Freeman and Damon.

CLINT EASTWOOD – LATE NIGHT CRAMMING ON MANDELA

Clint Eastwood-InvictusClint Eastwood admits he knew very little about former South African President Nelson Mandela before he began production on his epic film, Invictus.

 The filmmaker was aware of the history, just not how Mandela united South Africa by way of sports – specifically the rugby team – and that was a story Eastwood knew the movie-going audience would respond to.

Click onto the media bar for Clint Eastwood’s surprising admission about his lack of knowledge regarding Nelson Mandela’s accomplishments.

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