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Monday, June 8, 2009

Noteable DVD Releases: 6-9-09

I will be buying The Shield Season 7 and WWE Macho Madness. OOOOOOOOOH YEAH DIG IT!

The Shield: Season 7
Michael Chiklis ("The Commish") reprises his role as conflicted Strike Team leader Detective Vic Mackey in the seventh and final season of this Emmy-winning FX drama, following the exploits of an experimental Los Angeles police division that works out of a converted church. Although producers were notoriously tight-lipped about how the series would conclude, they were clear on one point: that Mackey's story would come to an end.

WWE Macho Madness: The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection Chronicling the glory days of "Macho Man" Randy Savage, this career-spanning collection features the superstar grappler's biggest bouts vs. Hulk Hogan, Tito Santana, Ricky Steamboat, Honky Tonk Man and André the Giant, among others. Renowned for his trademark sunglasses and bandanna, Savage established himself as one of the sport's top competitors by dominating World Wrestling Entertainment and World Championship Wrestling.

Fired Up! After maxing out their starring roles on the high school football team, Shawn (Nicholas D'Agosto) and Nick (Eric Christian Olsen) ditch summer training camp and head into brave new territory: volunteering to help the cheerleading squad reach new heights. The team's pretty captain (Sarah Roemer) doesn't buy the guys' act for a second. But even she has to admit her sorry squad could use two extra sets of hands.

Strike Realizing that his chances of becoming a movie star are increasingly slim, aspiring actor Ross Vegas (Ross Patterson) turns his focus to bowling, and before long he's anointed as the PBA's newest rising star. Tommy Reid directs this quirky, low-budget comedy that also stars Tara Reid as Ross's girlfriend, Lindsay, Clayne Crawford as his wisecracking best friend, Mike, and Vinnie Jones (Snatch) as bowling tour bad boy Roddy.

Crossing Over Boasting an all-star cast that includes Harrison Ford and Sean Penn, director Wayne Kramer's thoughtful drama weaves several stories together to create an emotionally charged examination of immigration in Los Angeles. Ashley Judd and Ray Liotta co-star in the powerful ensemble film, which provides a harrowing look at border crossing, document fraud, asylum seekers, naturalization, counterterrorism and the clash of cultures in America.

Gran Torino Crusty, inflexible Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) must confront his Hmong immigrant neighbors – and his own long-held prejudices – when the family's teen son, Thao, tries to steal Walt's beloved 1972 Gran Torino. Walt soon assumes the unlikely role of guardian angel to young Tao and his sister, who are vulnerable to disturbing gang influences in this intimate drama from 78-year-old director Eastwood.

The International Interpol agent Louis Salinger (Clive Owen) and New York Assistant District Attorney Eleanor Whitman (Naomi Watts) team up to expose a global financial institution's money laundering, arms dealing and other illegal rackets. But as the pair race from New York to Milan and beyond to pursue their case, they soon discover that the ruthless bank will stop at nothing to continue its profitable activities. Tom Tykwer directs this tense thriller.