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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: September 15, 2009

Here are some of the options available this Tuesday:

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  • The 13th Warrior: DVD
  • Amadeus (Director’s Cut): Blu-ray
  • An American Werewolf in London (Full Moon Edition): DVD, Blu-ray
  • Army of Darkness (Screwhead Edition): Blu-ray
  • Child’s Play: Blu-ray
  • Deadgirl: DVD
  • Deep Impact: Blu-ray
  • Easy Virtue: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Fame: DVD
  • Friday the 13th, Part VII: The New Blood: DVD
  • Friday the 13th, Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan: DVD
  • Grace: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Hero: Blu-ray

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Carradine’s Death Forces Production Changes

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The sudden - and currently unsolved - death of David Carradine last week has forced several projects to readjust.

According to TMZ, the producers of Stretch, the movie David was filming in Thailand, are now working on retooling the script. The 72-year-old still had critical scenes yet to complete at the time of his passing.

Meanwhile, two other movies will simply replace the actor altogether: Portland, an indie film that was nearing the principal photography phase, and Beyond Legend, Johnny Kakota. The producers of the latter project are now hoping to fill the void with Jon Voight.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: June 2, 2009

Defiance DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Air Force One: Blu-ray
  • Anaconda: Blu-ray
  • Bruce Almighty: Blu-ray
  • Defiance: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Eddie Murphy: Delirious (25th Anniversary Edition): DVD
  • Fletch: Blu-ray
  • Glory: Blu-ray
  • The Graduate: Blu-ray
  • He’s Just Not That Into You: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Inside Man: Blu-ray
  • Navy Seals: Blu-ray

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: January 27, 2009

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Box Office Breakdown: High School Musical Makes it Two for Two

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This past weekend, moviegoers showed very little interest in Halloween-themed fare. Despite several horror options, ticket buyers put a G-rated film on top once again.

Although Friday night was slow for cineplexes everywhere, theater attendance thankfully picked up by Saturday. And while there was tight battle for 2nd place, had an easy fight for #1. One week after its $42 million debut, the Disney feature added another $15.3 million to the bundle.

Coming in second was a movie on the opposite end of the wholesome spectrum. - a movie that narrowly escaped an NC-17 rating - pulled in just over $10 million during the past three days. That turnout placed the raunchy comedy amongst Kevin Smith’s highest debuters. (Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back earned $11.1 million in 2001 while 2006’s Clerks II raked in $10.1 million.)

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Box Office Breakdown: High School Musical at the Top of the Class

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This past week, the multiplexes had a little bit of something for everyone: politics, animals, music, dancing, thrillers, Oscar contenders and even horror. Not surprisingly, this meant a lot of dollars were shelled out in return.

As expected, the big screen debut of had tweeners (and their loving parents) all atwitter. Thanks to a $42 million debut, the G-rated film officially became the best musical opener of all time. (Mamma Mia! - with its $27.8 million - was the previous leader.)

Meanwhile, a film on the other end of the ratings spectrum was scaring up some decent dollars of its own. , which probably could have waited to premiere on Halloween, took in approximately $30 million over the last three days. Although it was pitted against the highly-anticipated Disney sequel, the movie carved out its own audience and raised first place-worthy numbers. Although the series is currently on its fifth life, the 2008 installment came within $4 million dollars of Saw III, the franchise’s best performer to date.

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In Theaters This Weekend: October 24, 2008

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Here are some possible suggestions for your upcoming weekend:

  • High School Musical 3 (G): starring Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale (directed by Kenny Ortega)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas in 3-D (PG): starring Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara, William Hickey (directed by Henry Selick)
  • Pride and Glory (R): starring Edward Norton, Colin Farrell, Jon Voight (directed by Gavin O’Connor)
  • Saw V (R): starring Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Scott Patterson (directed by David Hackl)

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    Box Office Breakdown: Beverly Hills Chihuahua is Weekend’s Top Dog

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    On a weekend with seven new wide releases, it was that emerged as Best in Show. The film, one of the few family-oriented titles currently being offered, earned nearly $30 million over the past three days. That amount was enough to easily surpass Eagle Eye, last week’s #1. The talking-dogs feature also gave Disney its best October opening thus far.

    Of the other new entries in the Top Ten, one was religion-centric while the other had political overtones. (Could this be an election year?) Coming in at #10 was , the documentary from Bill Maher. Although the movie was only offered in limited release, it pulled in $6,792 per theater. That was the second highest average amongst the chart toppers. Meanwhile, An American Carol, a right-wing satirical comedy, found itself in 9th place.

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    In Theaters This Weekend: October 3, 2008

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    Box Office Breakdown: Rambo Outgunned by Spartans

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    Although was hoping to end the series on an up note, it appears the actor/writer/director will just have to settle for second place.  Many had expected the fourth installment would come away with the weekend’s spoils, unfortunately the aging action hero was overpowered by a group of toga-clad warriors.

    It should be said though that had an extremely narrow victory.  The spoof of 2007’s edged out the action flick by just $300,000.  But a win is still a win, right?  The satire also had the best per screen average of any movie in the Top Ten ($7104).

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