New Releases for February 8th, 2005

Shark Tale In this DreamWorks animated tale, Oscar (Will Smith) is a small fish whose big aspirations often get him in trouble. Lenny (Jack Black) is a great white shark with a secret: He's a vegetarian. When a lie turns Oscar into an improbable hero and the truth about Lenny makes him an outcast, the two form an unlikely friendship -- much to the dismay of Lenny's mafioso dad (Robert De Niro). Angelina Jolie and Martin Scorsese also lend their voices.

The Notebook Based on a Nicholas Sparks novel, this drama chronicles an enduring love that withstands both war and disease. It begins in a nursing home, where a man (James Garner) arrives every day armed with a notebook from which he reads stories about a couple, Noah and Rachel (played by Ryan Gosling and Allie Nelson), to an unresponsive woman (Gena Rowlands). Who are the characters in the book, and why does the stranger insist on reading about them aloud?

Eulogy Three generations come together for the funeral of the family patriarch (Rip Torn). Kate (Zooey Deschanel) is a college freshman, and it's from her perspective that we get to know her wacky family members: Daniel (Hank Azaria), an actor who can only get work as nonsexual supporting characters in porn movies; black-sheep son Skip (Ray Romano); and Lucy (Kelly Preston), who bursts to tell her family she's going to marry her partner (Famke Janssen).

Raging Bull Frequently called the greatest movie of the 1980s, Raging Bull paints a grueling picture of real-life boxer Jake La Motta, who could take punishment in the ring (and dish it out) like no one else. Robert De Niro pushes the boundaries of Method acting as La Motta, whose uncontrollable temper and jealousy led to his undoing. Director Martin Scorsese's searing black-and-white biopic put Joe Pesci on the map.

Bright Young Things In this period comedy directed by Stephen Fry, Adam (Stephen Campbell Moore) must acquire enough cash to marry beautiful Nina (Emily Mortimer). Against this predicament, he must also deal with his group of wild, carousing friends who have a propensity to self-destruct through their endless search for endless thrills. Co-stars Dan Aykroyd, Jim Broadbent, Simon Callow, Richard E. Grant and Stockard Channing.

P.S. College admissions officer Louise Harrington (Laura Linney), a divorced woman in her late thirties, is looking for someone special enough to put her heart on the line, but the only man she's ever loved died 20 years ago. When a college applicant, Scott (Topher Grace), appears to be her true love reincarnated, will Louise finally find the happiness she seeks? Or is Scott just playing along to get into the Ivy League? Gabriel Byrne co-stars.

Deadwood: Season 1 It's 1876, the height of the gold strike, and rebels and outlaws have been drawn to Deadwood, an ad hoc town cradled in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Everyone there, including ex-marshall Seth Bullock (Timothy Olyphant), the infamous Wild Bill Hickok (Keith Carradine) and investor Brom Garrett (Timothy Omundson), is out to make a name for themselves at whatever cost. Catch the madness in this collection of Season 1 episodes.

Zelary This gorgeously shot World War II drama tells the story of a clash between two different worlds and two different people. Eliska, a nurse in a city hospital, donates her blood to save the life of injured mountain-dweller Joza, and the two form a strong bond. When the resistance group Eliska belongs to is discovered by the Gestapo, she's forced to seek refuge with Joza, leaving her urban life behind and starting anew in the remote mountains.

The Jamie Foxx Show: Season 1 Jamie King (Jamie Foxx) dreams of fame, so he ditches Texas for Hollywood, where, while waiting to hit it big, he makes a living at the hotel owned by his Aunt Helen (Ellia English) and Uncle Junior (Garrett Morris). Although he's not exactly a big shot yet, Jamie's smart enough to know that everything in his life is material for his work, including his colleagues and the sexy receptionist (Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon) he hopes to romance.

New York, New York In post-World War II New York City, aspiring saxophonist Jimmy Doyle (Robert De Niro) takes an orchestra gig to be with up-and-coming chanteuse Francine Evans (Liza Minnelli). They wed soon thereafter, but the stress of two artists struggling to succeed spells romantic disaster, and the marriage slowly disintegrates. Mary Kay Place and Lionel Stander co-star in director Martin Scorsese's sparkling homage to the Big Band era.

Miami Vice: Season 1 Step back into 1980s Miami, a glamorous yet dangerous playground for such disparate characters as drug kingpins, models, rock stars and small-time criminals. Vice cops Sonny Crockett (Don Johnson) and Rico Tubbs (Phillip Michael Thomas) are the epitome of Miami style as they keep the thugs in line; underneath, though, they're hard-core law enforcement officials sexy enough to infiltrate the underground but smart enough to keep it at arm's length.

The Five People You Meet in Heaven Based on best-selling author Mitch Alborn's book, this moving TV drama centers on Eddie (Steven Grayham and Jon Voight), who dies at the age of 83, uncertain that he was able to save a girl from a horrible accident and doubting that his life had any significance. In heaven, Eddie meets five souls who, through flashbacks, show him how he affected the lives of others in amazing ways. Ellen Burstyn, Jeff Daniels and Michael Imperioli also star.

Robot Stories This collection directed by Greg Pak includes four stories. "My Robot Baby" features Maria (Tamlyn Tomita) and Roy (James Saito), who must care for a robot child before adopting a real one. In "The Robot Fixer," Wilson is in a coma after a car wreck, prompting his mother (Wai Ching Ho) to fix his toy robots. Pak stars in "Machine Love," about a robot that works in an office. And in "Clay," John (Sab Shimono) fights a memory-merging process.

Aloha Scooby-Doo! Wax up the board and get stoked as Scooby and his pals Shaggy, Daphne, Fred and Velma (voiced by Casey Kasem, Tia Carrere, Mario Lopez and Teri Garr) head to Hawaii for a big surfing contest -- which ends abruptly when a nearby volcano rumbles and a star surfer disappears. Before the volcano flips its lid, Scooby and the gang snorkel, paraglide and surf their buns off while investigating the mysterious appearance of "Wiki-Tiki"!

The Life The allure of making enough money to fund her education seduces a graduate student (Denise Richards) to sell her body under the tutelage of her neighbor (Daryl Hannah), a seasoned prostitute. Melding their story with interviews from real-life sex workers, The Life illuminates what it's like for those who enter the "world's oldest profession" -- whether they operate in the upper echelons of society or on the streets.

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II Japan's iconic giant lizard, the menacing Godzilla, returns for another bout -- but this time, he's up against forces much stronger and dangerous than he is: Mechagodzilla II, a robotic version of himself built by the United Nations after the Japanese government pleaded for help in dealing with its menacing monster. But Godzilla is bent on prevailing over his high-tech foes, which won't go down without an exhaustive and thorough fight.

The Grid Top British and American agents fight international terrorism in this gripping miniseries starring Julianna Margulies, Dylan McDermott and Tom Skerritt. After an attack on London, a secret task force sets out to stop a terrorist. As the mission unfolds, the agents struggle with personal and professional crises, and the lives of many -- including the terrorists -- are forever changed. Pitar Marek, Jemma Redgrave and Bernard Hill also star.

Raging Bull: Collector's Edition Robert De Niro won the Oscar for his portrayal of self-destructive boxer Jake LaMotta in Martin Scorsese's widely acclaimed biopic. De Niro's powerful performance, combined with Scorsese's black-and-white realism, paints a raw portrait of a tormented soul unable to control his violent outbursts. Cathy Moriarty and Joe Pesci also star. This edition includes commentary from Scorsese, producer Irwin Winkler and LaMotta himself, among others.

The Wayans Bros.: Season 1 Shawn and Marlon Wayans play brothers struggling to make it big in the Big Apple in this hysterical sitcom. Catch the episodes from Season 1, which reveals the tensions beneath their cramped living situation in a one-bedroom New York City apartment, made all the more challenging because they're nothing alike: Shawn's a realist who thinks working hard is the ticket to the top; Marlon's happiest when he's chasing the quickest way to success.

The Fresh Prince of Bel Air: Season 1 Will (Will Smith) is a fish out of water in fancy Beverly Hills after his mother, keen to save him from the drugs and violence of their Philadelphia neighborhood, sends him to live with his wealthy Uncle Philip (James Avery), his wife, Vivian (Janet Hubert-Whitten), their kids, Carlton (Alfonso Ribeiro), Hilary (Karyn Parsons) and Ashley (Tatyana Ali), and their butler, Geoffrey (Joseph Marcell). See how he adjusts in this hilarious debut season.

Murphy Brown: Season 1 Candice Bergen stars as smart-but-hapless, Washington D.C.-based TV journalist Murphy Brown in this first season of the classic sitcom. Not only does Murphy have to nail the scoops, she also has to find a permanent secretary, get along with her colleagues -- stoic Jim (Charles Kimbrough), perky Corky (Faith Ford), insecure Joe (Joe Regalbuto) and earnest Miles (Grant Shaud) -- and persuade her house painter (Robert Pastorelli) to finish the job.

Night Court: Season 1 Catch 13 rib-tickling episodes from Season 1 of "Night Court," the sitcom that unveiled the madness and mayhem of the nocturnal judicial system. Presiding over the craziness is Judge Harold Stone (Harry Anderson), who, when he's not adding to the chaos, tries to keep order among colleagues such as lawyers Dan Fielding (John Larroquette) and Christine Sullivan (Markie Post). Extras include commentaries and a featurette on how it all began.

Murder One: Season 1 Prominent Los Angeles attorney Theodore Hoffman (Daniel Benzali) takes on the most challenging case of his illustrious career when he agrees to defend bad-boy star Neil Avedon (Jason Gedrick), who's been accused of murdering a 15-year-old girl. As Hoffman digs deeper into the case, he uncovers a twisted trail of evidence that leads straight to the top of the Los Angeles elite. Patricia Clarkson, Stanley Tucci and Vanessa Williams also star.

The Mad About You Collection The newlywed Buchmans (Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt) have a full plate as they try to keep the romantic spark alive and navigate the rough shoals of life in Manhattan. This collection includes highlights from all seven seasons of the hit television sitcom, which also stars John Pankow. Episodes include "Letters to Mabel," "The Penis" and the heartwarming series finale starring Janeane Garofalo as the couple's daughter, Mabel Buchman.

Fullmetal Alchemist In this anime tale from the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim series, brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric use the taboo science of alchemy to try to resurrect their mother. Instead, they unleash a chemical reaction that tears apart their bodies. Fast-forward four years: The siblings are scouring the land for the mythical Philosopher's Stone, which could restore their maimed bodies. And they may have located the fabled rock … in an affluent desert burg.

Full House: Season 1 After his wife dies suddenly, San Francisco TV anchor Danny Tanner (Bob Saget) is left to raise his daughters, D.J. (Candace Cameron), Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and Michelle (played in turns by twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen), all alone. What's a single father to do? Enlist the help of his brother-in-law, Jesse (John Stamos), and best friend, Joey (Dave Coulier), who move into Danny's sprawling Victorian in this debut season of the hit series.

American Crime A serial killer stalks the residents of a sleepy town, videotaping each of his victims before he goes in for the kill. He also documents the murder itself and then sends the tape to the next unlucky person on his list. A young reporter named Jessie St. Claire (Rachael Leigh Cook) steps in to try to crack the case, but as she begins picking up clues, she makes a horrifying discovery: a tape of the most recent murder in her mailbox.

Soho Square A liquored-up cop (Anthony Biggs) who lost his way when his wife died proves he still has what it takes to do his job by taking on a dangerous case involving a pyromaniac who's hunting young women and setting them on fire in the fashionable London neighborhood of Soho Square. When the cop meets a woman (Lucy Davenport) who reminds him of his long-lost spouse, he grows further committed to finding the killer.

Virgin Defiant teen Jessie Reynolds (Elisabeth Moss) is struggling to discover her own spirituality despite the strict Baptist teachings of her mother (Robin Wright Penn) and father (Peter Gerety). After spending a drug-and-alcohol-filled night with young Shane (Charles Socarides), Jessie has no memory of having sex with him. When she finds herself pregnant, she's convinced she's carrying Christ's child, upsetting her parents and her devout community.

The Last Outlaw In the Wild West, being an outlaw was a lot less glamorous than the dime novelists made it out to be. In the company of thieves, mutual trust was a commodity in very short supply; it was an era when "watching one's back" often meant a bullet in the back! For the members of one unfortunate gang (led by Mickey Rourke and Dermot Mulroney), staying alive proves tougher than usual. Who will be the last outlaw standing? Geoff Murphy directs.

Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster Godzilla, that perennial scourge of downtown Tokyo, goes to battle again -- this time, against an evil sea monster. But we think the deep-sea beastie might have met his match in the fire-breathing gorgon that dates from prehistoric times. Besides, Godzilla has a left hook that Mike Tyson would envy! Get ready for plenty of wrecked real estate. Stars Akira Takarada and Toru Watanabe. Directed by Jun Fukuda.

Yogi the Easter Bear Hide those pic-a-nic baskets! Yogi and his diminutive buddy, Boo-Boo, must save the Easter Bunny, who's been kidnapped by a bunch of ruffians out to ruin the holiday. But will they manage to free the bunny before Mister Ranger ships them off to a Siberian Circus? Hey, Yogi is smarter than the average bear! This Hanna-Barbera cartoon won the Film Advisory Board Award. Also included on the disc is the animated short "Yakky Duck in Easter Duck."

Hittin' It! Morris (Howard Walker) and Malik (Maurice Patton) can't believe their luck when Uncle Fredo lets them use his ultra-hip Miami beach house. Things are going great until Malik's Cousin E (A.J. Johnson) arrives and steals their thunder, throwing the biggest party the beach has ever seen. Even so, they're still living large … until the next day when they realize the house is trashed. Will they be able to clean up before Uncle Fredo finds out?

Kiss the Bride Three Italian-American sisters who have managed to break free of their family's overbearing influence, most notably their controlling father's, must face the clan again when their more traditional sibling decides to get married in their Rhode Island hometown. The visit turns out as excruciating as they expected, but they also discover an unexpected gift in their reunion: wisdom. Stars Alyssa Milano, Monet Mazur, Amanda Detmer and Brooke Langton.

Real Wheels: High Speed Adventures Young racing fans will delight in this fun-filled adventure that takes you on everything from two-wheeled vehicles to zooming spaceships. Three episodes -- "There Goes a Race Car," "There Goes a Spaceship" and "There Goes a Motorcycle" -- from this fast-paced series will introduce viewers to the joys of racing, for work and for fun. Extras include a tour of the set with "Real Wheels" host Dave, plus bloopers, photos and more.

Real Wheels: Land, Air and Sea Adventures Kids who enjoy learning all about the various modes of transportation will thrill at this fascinating collection of episodes from the entertaining "Real Wheels" series. Segments will have viewers boarding a sea vessel ("There Goes a Boat"), getting a bird's-eye view in the air ("There Goes a Helicopter") and seeing how letters and packages are delivered in a postal service truck ("There Goes the Mail").

The Cherokee Kid Silly pratfalls spill over at every turn when funnyman Sinbad gallops into the Wild West as good-natured outlaw Isaiah Turner, aka the titular Cherokee Kid, who's out to avenge the deaths of his parents. Trouble is, loads o' trouble follows the hapless Turner wherever he goes. This family-friendly comedy boasts an all-star cast that includes James Coburn, Ernie Hudson, A. Martinez, Gregory Hines and Burt Reynolds.

7th Heaven: Season 2 Reverend Eric Camden (Stephen Collins) and wife, Annie (Catherine Hicks), stand by their seven children through thick and thin in Season 2 of this award-winning family drama. The Camden kids face more tough challenges, including peer pressure, gangs, break-ups and make-ups, and a tragic car accident, but they weather the storms with family support. Barry Watson, David Gallagher, Jessica Biel, Beverley Mitchell and Mackenzie Rosman also star.

The Greatest American Hero: Season 1 It's fitting that an L.A. teacher, Ralph (William Katt), would be the one to experience an alien adventure befitting a Hollywood movie. That's exactly what happens to Ralph: While he's on a field trip, extraterrestrials give him a red suit with unusual powers. Reluctant to don it, he's convinced by an FBI agent (Robert Culp) to harness his heroic abilities, but the outfit takes some getting used to, as evidenced by this hilarious first season.

Growing up with Winnie the Pooh: A Great Day of Discovery Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit and others celebrate fun and friendship in the Hundred Acre Wood in these four stories. It's the thought that counts for Tigger's birthday present in "All's Well That Ends Well." Christopher Robin learns a lesson about responsibility when Kanga puts him in charge of Roo in "Babysitter Blues." In "Party Poohper," uptight Rabbit learns to chill. And in "Piglet's Poohetry," Tigger's imagination kicks into high gear.

Growing up with Winnie the Pooh: Friends Forever Join Winnie the Pooh and all his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood for tons of laughter and fun in four episodes from the animated series. Pooh turns a goodbye into happy returns in "Goodbye Mr. Pooh!" In "Where Oh Where Has My Piglet Gone," Pooh loses his best pal Piglet and must search high and low to find him. Fish fall from the sky and Eeyore flies in "Fish Out of Water." And in "Pooh Skies," Pooh thinks he's broken the sky.

Inspector Alleyn Mysteries Chief Inspector Roderick Alleyn (Patrick Malahyde) is a sophisticated detective who's comfortable among society types in 1940s Britain but equally able to navigate the trenches when duty calls. His skills come in handy when he's handed cases that mystify his colleagues -- such as the murder of an artist's model, the mysterious death of high-powered politicians and barristers and the blackmailing of an upper-crust debutante.

Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story Director Allan Moyle helms this drama that captures dichotomy of one of the most controversial entertainers of all time -- pop megastar Michael Jackson, aka "The Gloved One." From legions of adoring fans and multi-platinum albums to over-the-top plastic surgeries and recent scandals, The King of Pop (played by Flex Alexander) has become a fascinating enigma. And this movie, like its subject, treads a fine line between outrageous comedy and drama.

The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Bear Animation guru Jannik Hastrup directs this award-winning animated feature about the ultimate heartache and eventual redemption of a mother bear who, after her cub dies, is given a little boy by her mate to raise. Soon, her grief is replaced by joy, only to return to grief when the child's father comes looking for him, offering him a chance to live like a human again. Which path will the boy choose, and who will he leave in mourning?

The Kiss In this searing drama about love and renewal, Megan (Eliza Dushku), an up-and-coming book editor, chances upon a manuscript that has the potential to become the next biggest best-seller. Moved by the tome's themes of passion and hope, Eliza searches for its author (Terence Stamp), an aging widower still mourning the death of his wife decades earlier. The two form a friendship that spurs him to finish the novel, and her to refashion her life.

Highlander: Season 6 Duncan McLeod (Adrian Paul), the heroic highlander who was born in the 1590s and has remained immortal through the centuries, faces life without Richie (Stan Kirsch), whose death at the hands of his nemesis, the evil Ahriman, has left Duncan filled with rage and resentment. He also contemplates the possibility of finally succumbing to a fate long deigned elusive: death. Extras include interviews, character profiles, scripts galleries and more.

A Separate Peace At an exclusive New England prep school, two roommates -- charismatic athlete Finny (Toby Moore) and timorous, scholarly Gene (J Barton) -- face the growing threat of World War II and, closer to home, the destructive consequences of a rash act of jealousy. Jacob Pitts, Danny Swerdlow, and Hume Cronyn costar in director Peter Yates' atmospheric adaptation of John Knowles' best-selling novel.

Rocky Marciano Jon Favreau stars as legendary boxer Rocky Marciano in this powerful biopic that pulls no punches in tracing Marciano's trajectory from his childhood in Brockton, Mass., to his moment in the sun inside the boxing ring. Many of Marciano's history-making bouts are reenacted here to exquisite detail, including the momentous face-off against none other than Joe Louis. George C. Scott, Penelope Ann Miller and Judd Hirsch costar.

The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn Small-town farmer Noah Dearborn (Sidney Poitier) lives an uncomplicated existence till shady developer Christian Nelson (George Newbern) tries to usurp his family's land. Nelson will do anything to take Noah's property, including hiring shrink Sarah McClellan (Dianne Wiest) to have him declared insane. What Nelson doesn't anticipate is Noah forming an unbreakable bond with the doctor that proves stronger than anything the land baron can dish out.

WWE: New Year's Revolution Wrestle in the New Year with a series of heart-pounding matches sure to light a fire under any fan. The sizzling line-up includes Lita vs. Trish Stratus, vying for the women's title; Eugene & William Regal vs. Christian & Tyson Tomko, duking it out for the tag team crown; Shelton Benjamin vs. Maven, battling for WWE intercontinental supremacy; Jerry Lawler vs. Muhammad Hassan; and more.

Punky Brewster: Season 2 The cute and irrepressible Soleil Moon Frye reprises her role as funky and fun Punky Brewster in this collection of Season 2 episodes from the beloved sitcom. Punky continues to show buttoned-up photographer Henry Warnimont -- who unofficially adopts her and her dog after they're abandoned by Punky's mother -- how to live life to its fullest, even as she continues to make friends at school and settle into her new family situation.

Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation: Caught in the Act This collection of offbeat animated features, part of a long-running series culled for the legendary Spike & Mike series, includes the following segments: "Refrigerator Art: My Family" by Michael Dougherty; "Quack Off" by Justin Wright; "Hippie Juice" by Chris Crossland and Ryan Reznick; "The Legend of Raggot" by Sean Scott; "Grimm's Humpty Dumpty" by Ryan Montrucchio; "Beat the Brat" by Mad Dog Films; "Rip Wack" by Josh Prikeyl; and more.

Blue Citrus Hearts Director Jon Fox's endearing drama focuses on Memphis high schoolers struggling with questions about their sexual orientation on top of everyday teenage pressures. At the center of the story are best friends Sam (Joshua Peter Laurenzi) and Julian (Paul Foster), whose relationship is blossoming into more than just heterosexual friendship. As Sam attempts to sort out his feelings, his abusive father and naïve girlfriend complicate matters.

Mojave Moon Middle-aged car salesman Al (Danny Aiello) meets a much younger woman named Ellie (Angelina Jolie), who invites him back to the mobile home where she lives. While her mother, Julie (Anne Archer), and Julie's boyfriend Boyd (Michael Biehn) are out, Al and Ellie share a dance and fall asleep. When Al leaves the next day, he's stunned to find that a corpse has been planted in his trunk. He soon realizes that his unlucky streak has just begun. …

Our Winning Season For many runners, the race itself is as important as winning. That's a lesson that high school athlete David Wakefield (Scott Jacoby) must learn the hard way when he decides he's tired of coming in second every time he runs in a track meet or tries to get to know the girl of his dreams. But a looming competition will give him a chance to prove his mettle -- not just to his beloved and the rest of the world, but, more importantly, to himself.

Federal Hill Nicky (Anthony DeSando) and Ralphie (Nicholas Turturro) live in a tough section of Providence, R.I., where they grew up as best friends. Nicky spends his days dealing cocaine and stealing cars, while Ralphie does construction when he's not breaking into local homes. Although he often gay-bashes, Ralphie is secretly attracted to his straight pal, which complicates matters when Nicky falls in love with college student Wendy (Libby Langdon).

The Specials They may not be top-tier heroes, but The Specials are nevertheless blessed with special powers. And yet, they languish in frustrating mediocrity. Meet the group's leader, Strobe (Thomas Haden Church), and the rest of the pack -- including the Weevil (Rob Lowe), Ms. Indestructible (Paget Brewster), Amok (Jamie Kennedy), Deadly Girl (Judy Greer), Minute Man (James Gunn) and Nightbird (Jordan Ladd) -- as they pursue superstardom.

Monkey on My Back Professional boxer Barney Ross (Cameron Mitchell) became a hero after serving in the military during Guadalcanal and earned the moniker "Pride of the Ghetto" after being crowned world champion three impressive times. But like many other fighters, he waged a bigger battle with himself, including a monumental struggle to rid himself of a destructive and all-consuming drug addiction, as is unflinchingly portrayed in this biopic.

The Mr. Magoo Show: Complete Collection This charming collection of episodes from the long-running television series follows the hijinks of the lovably myopic Mr. Magoo (voiced by actor Jim Backus), who made his on-screen debut in 1949 in animated shorts aired in theaters. Wherever he goes, Mr. Magoo manages to wreak havoc -- but the mayhem springs from a place of innocence, as it's all a product of Magoo's inability to see clearly without his misplaced spectacles.

Bubblegum Crisis The year is 2032, and "MegaTokyo" is at the mercy of the ruthless Genom Corporation. As Genom extracts a heavy toll from the citizens of this futuristic faded paradise, the hard-pressed populace has practically nowhere to turn. But fear not, the Knight Sabers are on hand to balance up the scales of justice. They're a group of four tough, sassy women who offer hope and some formidable fighting skills in this infectious collection of episodes.

That Championship Season It's been decades since a group of friends achieved mythical success by winning the high school state basketball championships against all odds. As they gather for a reunion, each brings along some baggage: George (Tony Shalhoub) is running for reelection as mayor; Phil (Vincent D'Onofrio) is a big-shot entrepreneur who's empty inside; James (Terry Kinney) is bitter that he's not rich and famous; and Tom (Gary Sinise) has a drinking problem.

Dempsey Treat Williams plays legendary boxer Jack Dempsey in this engrossing biopic that pulls no punches, especially when chronicling Dempsey's inability to succeed in his personal life. Although he faced fights with characteristic intensity and drive, he seemed incapable of making a marriage work. After being defeated at the hands of Gene Tunney (Jimmy Nickerson), Dempsey proved himself a true fighter with one more bout left in him. …

Big Box of Kung Fu: Holy Robe of Shaolin Temple Disguised as a Holy Monk of the Golden Light Temple, Tian Yuan challenges the high priest of Shaolin for ultimate rule of the holy place. But just as combat ensues, Emperor Tang's guards overrun the temple, killing all in their path (except a small group of priests who escape with the venerated -- and magical -- holy robe). The evil emperor will lose power if he can't locate the robe. But the monks aren't giving it up without a helluva fight!

Big Box of Kung Fu: Bloody Fight It's school vs. school as contrasting fighting styles square off against each other (Japanese boxing vs. Chinese kung fu) in a grudge match that turns into a bloody battle royal … old school style. A wandering Japanese boxing master challenges the head of a local kung fu school to a fight to the death -- which ends badly for the kung fu expert. Now, it's up to Chi Siu-Hau (Alan Tang) to avenge the teacher.

Body and Soul Charlie "Kid" Davis (Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini) is a small-time boxer who yearns for a chance to prove he's worthy of a shot at a major title. To achieve his lifelong goal, he heads for Reno with his pal, Tiny (Michael Chiklis), by his side. Charlie finally makes it big, but on his way to the top, he thoughtlessly tosses off the people who care about him, until he's ultimately left with no one -- not even his true self.

Samurai Assassin On a spring day in 1860, throngs of men gather at the gates of Japan's Edo Castle in hopes of assassinating Shogunate elder Ii. Upset with the way his life is going, ronin Niiro Tsuruchiyo (Toshiro Mifune) becomes involved in the coup, ultimately seeking a spot in a great samurai house. With no family to speak of and a broken heart, Niiro has nothing to lose -- and will stop at nothing to become a full-fledged samurai. Will he succeed?

The Adventures of the American Rabbit Director Fred Wolf weighs in with a feature cartoon about a gentle bunny named Rob Rabbit, who changes at will into a heroic crime-fighter ("American Rabbit") decked out in an American flag costume. Rob plays piano in a rock group that includes a gorilla and a panda; when he's not rocking out, the fur really flies as Rob's alter ego fends off a bunch of blackmailing jackals who are pressuring the club owner into paying them protection money.

Tall Tales & Legends: John Henry Actress Shelley Duvall was the host of this omnibus series, which ran from 1985-'88 and chronicled mythical characters and historical events. In this installment, the legendary John Henry (Danny Glover) proves that despite the Industrial Revolution's technological advances and positive economic effect on America, machines can never supplant human strength, heart and honor. Tom Hulce, Lou Rawls and Lynn Whitfield costar.

Tall Tales & Legends: Johnny Appleseed Shelley Duvall acted as host for this 1980s television series about legendary characters and historical events. This volume chronicles Jonathan Chapman (Martin Short), who loves two things: apples and his sweetheart, Betty Nature (Molly Ringwald). Following Betty's advice, he travels the countryside and sows apple seeds along the way, riling Smithville's imperious ruler (Rob Reiner) in this timeless American yarn.

Inside the Male Intellect Inspired by film and TV actor Robert Dubac's one-man show, "The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron," this DVD captures the hilarity of the original play, which pokes fun at males' indecision about love, commitment and other life issues. Waffling on his choices, Dubac gets dumped by his girlfriend, leaving him forlorn, confused and utterly lost. The result is a heartfelt and witty examination of the vulnerability of men.

Winners Take All Billy Robinson (Robert Krantz) has become the hottest hot-rodder on the professional motorcycle-racing circuit. But when he returns in triumph to his hometown to bask in all the adulation, he also skids into some pretty rank jealousy from envious motorcycling wanna-bes. And when a local race is organized, Billy must shift gears completely and compete against his best friend, Rick (Don Michael Paul), for the top prize.

Body and Soul George Bowers directs this updated version of John Garfield's 1947 film about a pugilist's fight to retain his sense of self in a competitive and corrupt world. Leon Isaac Kennedy (who also wrote the script) stars as a boxer who longs for a shot at becoming a true contender. Once he attains success, his ethics fall by the wayside, leaving him empty and dissatisfied. But the love of a woman (Jayne Kennedy) ultimately leads him down the right path.

Jennifer Kries: Precision Pilates Popular exercise instructor Jennifer Kries leads this innovative workout that combines yoga, dance and Pilates to decrease body fat, develop muscle tone and improve posture. The program consists of three discrete regimens, each aimed at a specific area: Upper Body Sculpting targets the arms and chest; Lower Body Sculpting helps accentuate curves; and Flow and Flexibility provides a stretching routine for a total body workout.

10 Minute Solution: Carb Burner Fitness enthusiasts with limited time will rejoice over this workout video that purports to blast through excessive carbohydrate intake to ensure a lean, strong and sculpted body. Part of the popular 10 Minute Solution series of regimens, Carb Burner features short but effective, easy-to-follow exercises that are perfect for beginners and veterans looking to strengthen the body without requiring hours of commitment.

Johnny Cash and Roscoe Holcombe: Rainbow Quest Pete Seeger served as host for the TV show "Rainbow Quest" during the mid-1960s when folk music was at its peak in popularity. In this installment of the program, you'll see a different side of the late musical legend Johnny Cash as he teams with his wife, June Carter Cash, to perform a variety of tunes within and beyond the folk genre. Renowned banjo and guitar player Roscoe Holcombe also appears, performing classic folk songs with Jean Redpath.

Tall Tales & Legends: Darlin' Clementine Actress Shelley Duvall played host for this 1985-'88 anthology series about fabled characters and historical events. Set during the Gold Rush, this episode follows the titular Clementine (Duvall), an awkward but sweet girl living in a mining camp. One day she meets Levi Strauss (David Dukes) and the two soon fall in love -- but she turns down his marriage proposal until he promises to follow his dream of becoming a tailor in San Francisco.

Human Crossing This compilation of interconnected animated short stories (set in Japan) explores the lives of several conflicted characters. The seven stories include a boxer who faces his painful past; a young lawyer who lays it all on the line to help someone less fortunate than him; a businessman who reexamines his priorities; a woman who reluctantly takes part in a family reunion; and more. Akira Kumeichi directs.

Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis: Vol. 2: When Television Was Funny Showcasing some of Hollywood's brightest stars, "The Colgate Comedy Hour" was a hit when it began airing in September 1950. With no standing host during its five-and-a-half-year run, the musical variety program enlisted numerous celebrities to announce the acts. Two of the show's most entertaining performers were Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, and this collection highlights many of the popular duo's memorable appearances.

Heat and Sunlight Set in San Francisco, this audacious indie film stars Rob Nilsson as Mel Hurley, a troubled photojournalist who can't seem to shake his jealousy and anger when his dancer girlfriend, Carmen (Consuela Faust), dumps him. During the course of the next 16 hours, Mel tries desperately to salvage their failing relationship. The movie collected the Grand Jury Prize for drama at the 1988 Sundance Film Festival.

The Locals Best friends Grant (John Barker) and Paul (Dwayne Cameron) are on a weekend road trip in search of surf, booze and, hopefully, girls. A fortuitous shortcut leads them to Lisa (Aidee Walker) and Kelly (Kate Elliott) -- and an invitation to a locals' party. Soon trapped in a pit of evil where the locals dislike outsiders, the two friends must uncover the area's awful truth in order to escape -- and they only have until sunrise to do it.

The Thrillbillys With her prison sentence finished, bootlegger Dodger Cole (Erin Snyder) is free, but she may end up back in the slammer. After discovering that the rural Virginia community she once called home has become a haven for giant chain stores and minimarts, she's beset with rage at what she considers a defilement of the land. When Dodger learns another market is about to displace her family, she rustles up her former gang for some troublemaking.

Far Too Gone Brian Labrecque's moving and hilarious directorial debut mines the deep fascination of Josh Lowell (played by Labrecque), an unemployed Seattle resident and transvestite who not only thinks singer Tori Amos walks on water -- he also thinks <i>he</i> is the famous crooner. A former entertainer of certain renown in the city, Lowell's planning a major comeback, which may be why a student film crew is happy to follow his every move. Or maybe not. &#8230;

Saiyuki Reload Buddhist monk Sanzo is on a sacred pilgrimage from Shangri-la to restore peace by destroying demons across the land. On his quest, Sanzo is joined by three n'er-do-wells, each with his own particular skill: the half-demon Goku, the magic-wielding Hakkai and the lucky gambler Gojyo. This stunning anime combines elements of Chinese folk tales, history and myths with gun battles and action set-pieces. Tetsuya Endo directs.

The Trouble with Perpetual Déjà Vu This third installment of director Todd Verow's Addiction Trilogy finds restless Cape Cod resident Danielle (Devery Doleman) at the end of her rope. She's distanced herself from her real-estate agent hubbie, Vince (Eric Sapp), and lives with her Lotto-crazy mother. Boozing it up with her clairvoyant pal, Vanessa (Brenda Velez), and sleeping with ex-beau Joe (Bill Dwyer) is keeping Danielle on an even keel &#8230; but is it enough?

W.C. Fields: The Great Man Get to know the man behind the humor in this fascinating film that examines W.C. Fields's life, loves and work. Born William Claude Dukenfield in the late 1800s, Fields had a life that was far from a rollicking good time; in fact, it was one of hardship. But he tapped into his humble beginnings to fuel a successful career filled with laughs and good cheer, making a name for himself as one of the biggest comedians of the 1920s and '30s.

On the Edge Aging distance runner Wes Holman (Bruce Dern) can no longer participate in American events thanks to a violation of his amateur status 20 years earlier. Convinced he's still fit enough capture the honor he lost years ago, Holman heads to his childhood home in Northern California to train for the run of his life: the brutal Cielo Sea Race, which has crushed competitors decades younger than him. John Marley and Pam Grier costar in this potent film.

Baby Faith: God Made Music This DVD purports to stimulate the minds of infants even as it lays the foundation for future religious teachings. Taking inspiration from the seven days of creation as outlined in the Bible, Baby Faith: God Made Music makes use of songs and images to remind children of the goodness of the Lord, while honing their skills through developmentally appropriate visual and listening exercises and segments.

Roger Ramjet: Hero of Our Nation Catch 15 episodes featuring intrepid and ultra-patriotic superhero Roger Ramjet, the self-billed "Daredevil, Flying Fool and All-Around Good Guy" who leads the American Eagle Squadron in its fight against an organization known simply as the N.A.S.T.Y. (The National Association of Spies, Traitors and Yahoos). When he's not out chasing bad guys, Roger's simply trying to get along with his family, pals and girlfriend.

Point Doom Beautiful Stephanie (Jennifer O'Dell) is a bombshell in more ways than one: She's mired in a dangerous relationship with her drug-dealer boyfriend, Frankie (Andrew Dice Clay), who's mixed up in a potentially lethal double-cross. When Stephanie finds a new boyfriend (Richard Grieco), the pair must take huge risks to extricate themselves from a life that's beginning to entrap them. Co-stars Ice-T and Angie Everhart. Art Camacho directs.

The Possessed This trio of horror tales brings evil chillingly to life. In The Devil's Spell, a sorceress returns to murder the progeny of the witch hunters who burned her at the stake three centuries earlier. Witches' Dolls tells the tale of an old woman who steals the people's souls and locks them away in her gruesome book of paper dolls. And in Resurrection of the Damned, a man cursed by his dead father finds himself trapped in the darkest of worlds.

Stanley Brothers and Doc Watson: Rainbow Quest Pete Seeger served as host of "Rainbow Quest" in the mid-1960s when folk music hit its peak. This episode features two of the genre's acclaimed acts: the Stanley Brothers, a major force in bluegrass, and renowned guitar flat picker Doc Watson. Ralph Stanley found new success thanks to his rendition of "O Death" for the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou?; brother Carter died soon after filming this show, making it the duo's only performance on DVD.

Juliana Afram: Pilates: Miniball International Pilates instructor Juliana Afram presents a smooth yet challenging fitness program designed for beginners and intermediates. Afram's exercise regimen incorporates harmonious interplay of breathing, muscular movements, body control, power and relaxation into an effective mat workout that strengthens the center of the body. In this disc, Aram shows the various uses of the miniball to achieve maximum results.

Jennifer Kries: Perfect Mix A former ballet professional, Jennifer Kries is the perfect guide for this introduction to a fitness regimen that combines two exercises that dancers have loved for ages: Pilates and yoga. In the first part, you'll concentrate on working the core muscles through the precise movements of Pilates; next, get the heart pumping with fast-paced ballet movements; and end with yoga-based stretches that relax and elongate muscles.

Building the Alaska Highway: American Experience During the dark early days of World War II, thousands of American soldiers began one of the most titanic construction efforts ever attempted -- the Alaska Highway, which would eventually span across the sub-Arctic wilderness of British Columbia, the Yukon Territory and Alaska. This documentary features interviews with highway workers, archival footage and, of course, breathtaking scenery. Part of the award-winning "American Experience" series.

Signal 7 Director Rob Nilsson's homage to groundbreaking filmmaker John Cassavetes follows aging cab drivers Speed (Bill Ackridge) and Marty (Dan Leegant) during their nightshift through the streets of San Francisco. Coping with a wealth of on-the-job experiences -- from the mundane to the absurd -- the two men spend much of their time discussing their aspirations of becoming actors, all the while skirting their real feelings.

Digital Video Destruction Only metal-heads need apply! Metal Blade's thrash-happy compilation of videos from bands that define the genres of metal and hardcore includes selections from a wide variety of artists. Featured bands include As I Lay Dying, Unearth, Six Feet Under, Impious, Cattle Decapitation, Cannibal Corpse, Vehemence, Gorerotted, Ancient, Six Feet Under, Heavils, Starwood, Beyond the Embrace and more.

Shooting Vegetarians Neil (Guillermo D&#237;az) comes from a long line of butchers, and his father (Eric Loeb) expects him to carry on the family business one day. But Neil has other ideas: He's a hard-core vegetarian who spends his time skateboarding and hanging out with his vegan girlfriend. His father is persistent, however, and with no other job or place to live, Neil has no choice but to bloody his hands and continue the family tradition in this twisty tale.

Juliana Afram: Pilates: Traditional International Pilates instructor Juliana Afram presents a smooth yet challenging fitness program designed for beginners and intermediates. Afram's exercise regimen incorporates harmonious interplay of breathing, muscular movements, body control, power and relaxation into an effective mat workout that strengthens the center of the body. In this disc, Afram focuses on various stretching techniques for stronger pelvis, abdominal and back muscles.

The Green March In the 1970s, Spain and Morocco tussled over a section of the Sahara controlled by Spain. Instead of marching troops into the territory (and heightening the tension), the King of Morocco sent a group of civilians to occupy the land in a canny maneuver dubbed "The Green March." The group was led by a troupe of performers, and, oddly, the Spanish soldiers joined in the spirit of the fun. Jos&#233; Luis Garc&#237;a S&#225;nchez directs this version of the events.

Starboyz Classics: Vol. 1 Hold onto your helmets -- this action-packed video takes you on some truly wild rides with the Starboyz motorcycle stunt team. This digitally remastered two-part collection features the fearless Starboyz riders of Akron, Ohio, performing full-throttle stunts in FTP 1 and 2. The daredevils' thrilling motorcycle adventures are set to new music from Victory Records for a heart-pounding audiovisual experience.

Shucking the Curve The second offering in Todd Verow's Addiction Trilogy, Shucking the Curve chronicles the exploits of Suzanne Fountain (Bonnie Dickerson), a bank teller in a rural town who decides she's ready for the urban life and plunks herself in the heart of New York City after selling her little blue car. Before long, she's plunged into the seamy underbelly of a summery Big Apple, befriending crystal meth junkies, club brats and liquored-up lotharios.

Martin & Lewis: Colgate Comedy Classics Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis's funniest comedy routines are featured in this classic collection from the "Colgate Comedy Hour." Martin and Lewis frequently hosted the musical variety television show from 1950-55, entertaining the show's studio audience and at-home viewers with their trademark comedy bits and song-and-dance numbers. This collection comprises the best of Martin and Lewis's performances as hosts of the popular show.

La Marcha Verde La Marcha Verde is a double threat; it's a musical and a sexy comedy that celebrates without a hint of nostalgia the disappearance of two seminal Spanish realities: the colonial army and a musical called "Revista." Prepare to enjoy some dizzying arias, hot-blooded ballads and kooky humor served up Spanish style in this extraordinary melodic treat starring Fedra Lorente, &#193;lvaro de Luna and Jordi Dauder.

Starboyz Classics: Vol. 2 The fearless Starboyz riders of Akron, Ohio, perform their most amazing motorcycle stunts at full throttle in this action-packed video. This digitally remastered two-part collection features the speed-demon riders performing hair-raising stunts in FTP 2.5 and 3. The Starboyz' unbelievable motorcycle adventures are set to new music from Victory Records for a heart-pounding audiovisual experience.

Hollywood Beach Murders Two cops are sent cross-country by train (on board the titular Hollywood Beach) to return a suspect in a murder case that's been closed. But a brutal murder that has all the earmarks of the one just solved, along with the presence of a crime boss on board the train, plants a seed of doubt in the cops' minds as to whether the original murderer is still on the loose. Stars Frank Gorshin and Rebecca Holden. Directed by Eric Straton.

Urban Evil This spooky collection dishes up three contemporary horror stories. Demonic Tunes follows infamous record producer Dr. Bones, who wants to turn a hip-hop group into his army of zombies. In The Killing Kind, a teen puts his grandmother's spirit into a doll to seek revenge after she's assaulted. Hidden Evil tells the tale of a hideous specter who's inadvertently freed from the cellar of a deserted high school and turns the place into hell on earth.

Big Box of Kung Fu: Return of the Chinese Boxer A clan of ninjas well-versed in the Japanese fighting art of ninjitsu challenges the Chinese Boxer (Jimmy Wang) to a duel to the death that involves exotic weapons and deadly traps on display &#8230; and frequently in the air! But China's No. 1 tough guy takes them all on with his unparalleled kung fu skills. A sequel to one of the biggest hits from the Shaw Brothers (legendary Hong Kong School producers).

John Wayne: King of the West John Wayne appears in three classic shoot-'em-ups. In Angel and the Badman, the Duke's a gunfighter who must choose between the girl he loves (Gail Russell) and his guns. In Winds of the Wasteland, Wayne's a rugged Westerner who buys a stagecoach line to compete with the arrival of the telegraph. And in Mclintock, Wayne shows off his funny side (with Maureen O'Hara) in a comedy inspired by Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew."

Exhumed Mortals from all walks of life try to play God in this zombie opus comprising three tales framed by a common theme of reviving the dead. Feudal Japan is the milieu for the first story, which chronicles two men fighting the living dead. The second yarn follows a distaff American gumshoe probing a rash of grave robbings in 1948. Set in the post-apocalyptic future, the last saga finds vampires and werewolves facing off -- at the government's behest.

Jennifer Kries: 3-Dimensional Toning Exercise expert Jennifer Kries guides viewers through a challenging regimen that combines the fluidity of dance, the precision of Pilates and the flexibility of yoga, making for a powerhouse workout that targets the entire body, from the abs and the arms to the thighs and the legs. The goal is to sculpt the body while paying close attention to posture and balance, giving a new definition to overall fitness.

Juliana Afram: Pilates: Foamroller International Pilates instructor Juliana Afram presents a smooth yet challenging fitness program designed for beginners and intermediates. Afram's exercise regimen incorporates harmonious interplay of breathing, muscular movements, body control, power and relaxation into an effective mat workout that strengthens the center of the body. In this disc, Aram shows the various uses of the foamroller to achieve maximum results.

Ninja Wars There's a lot at stake for whoever marries Princess Ukio, for that person will become the ruler of the world. Lord Donjo (Akira Nakao) makes his bid for the throne via a deal with the evil magician Kashin Koji. But when Koji's five assassins kidnap Ukio's twin sister, Kagura, Jotaro (Hiroyuki Sanada) attempts to rescue both women. His ace in the hole: a mysterious samurai named Muneyoshi Skishusai Yagyu (Sonny Chiba). Mitsumasa Saito directs.

Cutting Horse Writer-director Larry Clark fashions a moving drama about a horse trainer who comes home after years of estrangement, only to find that a corporate entity has made an aggressive play to take over his uncle's ranch. Saddened and angered by the impending change, he and his family take on the firm, intent on keeping the integrity of the land and the animals who call it home. Stars Albert Harris, Cesar Flores and Robert Earl Crudup.

Soundz of Spirit Hunker down for a documentary the likes of which you've probably never seen -- one that explores how the creative process and spirituality coalesce in hip-hop culture. By equal turns revealing and inspiring, Soundz of Spirit features performances and interviews from such hip-hop artists as Andre 3000 (Outkast), Common, Cee-Lo, KRS-1, Talib Kweli, Blackalicious, Nappy Roots, Jurassic 5, Zion I, Dilated Peoples, The Last Poets and Aceyalone.

Cora Unashamed An African-American housekeeper named Cora (Regina Taylor) -- the only black person in a small Iowa town -- must wage battle on two fronts against the looming Depression and the racism that prevails in her tiny farming community. Directed by Deborah M. Pratt and costarring Cherry Jones and CCH Pounder, this powerful drama originally aired as a segment on PBS's "Masterpiece Theatre" and is adapted from a work by Langston Hughes.

Hercules the Avenger / Hercules and the Black Pirate: Double Feature Reg Park stars in this campy double feature as Hercules, a man of incredible and mythical strength who faces the task of battling enemies from the netherworld -- namely the undead and the ghostly -- who seem intent on harming Hercules' son no matter the cost. But while Hercules is away, a coup d'&#233;tat of sorts takes place as his nemesis, Gia, makes it her mission to ensconce her own son in the power seat. Will she succeed?

Hot Salsa Lessons: Vol. 1 Ken Baldwin has put some of Hollywood's biggest stars (including Renee Zellweger, Morgan Freeman, Celia Cruz, Emilio Estevez, Mario Lopez, Ali Landry and Eriq La Salle) through their salsa paces. In this packed disc, Baldwin teaches the basics of salsa such as rhythm and timing, how to spin the woman, cross body leads and more. Bonus features include close-ups of proper foot movements and patterns (shown in regular speed and slow motion).

The Magic Voyage of Sinbad / The Day the Earth Froze: Double Feature Two legends, producer Roger Corman and director Francis Ford Coppola, took part in restoring these relatively unknown classics from the 1960s produced by American International Pictures. In this pair of entertainingly trippy films, discover Sinbad's magical adventures (which Coppola refashions from the original Russian version) and find out what happens when the planet turns dangerously, frighteningly cold one day.

Starboyz: FTP 4 Get a one-of-a-kind look at the "interior" lives of the Starboyz in this fourth volume of their "Full Throttle Power" series. This disc gives the Starboyz' hardcore legion of fans a chance to get behind the scenes and eavesdrop on exclusive interviews, as well as tour the 'boyz' headquarters and homes. The film also spotlights some of the Starboyz' more outrageous stunts, set to a soundtrack by A18, Atreyu, Dead to Fall and many other bands.

Cesaria Evora: Live D'Amor This 90-minute DVD captures the considerable magic on display in Cesaria Evora's triumphant Grammy Award-winning 2003 CD "Voz d'Amor." It's all here in a live performance from the glittering Grand Rex in Paris. This packed disc includes backstage footage, an electronic press kit (chronicling the recording of the album and Evora's 2003 world tour) and a video made for WFP of "Mar de Canal." It's <i>bellissima</i>!

Art Farmer: Jazz Masters Series Inventive jazz trumpeter Art Farmer performs and reflects on his life and music career in this volume of the popular Jazz Masters series. Known for his lyrical, be-bop style, Farmer was a staple in the Los Angeles jazz arena during the late 1940s. He toured Europe with vibraphonist Lionel Hampton in 1953, hit New York City's jazz scene for a few years, then moved to Austria where he continued to play and record until his death in 1999.

G.I. Samurai Director Mitsumasa Saito melds time travel with wartime adventure in this absorbing action movie starring Sonny Chiba. Instead of being locked in battle during World War II, a Japanese army platoon finds itself transported back to the samurai era. In this epoch, however, they must learn about the traditional ways of life and must master wielding swords rather than guns to survive the onslaught of their fierce and furious enemies.

Rapid Fire When art student Jake Lo (Brandon Lee) witnesses a gangland execution, he's unwittingly drawn into a standoff between two feuding crime syndicates. Betrayed by the federal agents assigned to protect him, Jake finds that the only one he can turn to is resolute Chicago cop Mace Ryan (Powers Boothe). Now, Jake and Mace must play a deadly game of cat and mouse with the criminals in this explosive martial arts adventure from Dwight H. Little.

The Baby Whisperer British child-rearing expert Tracy Hogg took America by storm when she published her book The Baby Whisperer, which is chock-full of tips for new parents about how to soothe their infants. In this 74-minute DVD, Hogg addresses her audience's questions with clear, concise strategies for feeding, swaddling, comforting and caring for newborns. She also offers step-by-step instructions on basic baby care such as bathing and bedtime rituals.

Jack of Hearts Roy Murcant (Nick Mancuso) has made a fortune in Las Vegas, but now his books are becoming hot property in Sin City. Gangsters who feel they aren't getting a fair cut are in pursuit of these books, but causing Murcant greater problems is a crooked cop who has been assigned to the Murcant case in a last chance effort to prove his worth to the force.

Reckless + Wild Love is no picnic even if you're beautiful: Just ask aspiring scribe Lili (Christine Taylor), who, along with her saucy best friend (Paget Brewster), craves romance. So, when easy-on-the-eyes entomologist Jonathan (John Corbett) -- the man Lily's sure is her soul mate -- asks her to be his date at a Los Angeles wedding, she happily accepts. Only problem is, she's lost the invitation and must troll the Southern California club scene to find him.

Hello Kitty Tells Fairy Tales The charming feline and the rest of the Sanrio gang -- Tuxedo Sam, My Melody, Chip, Catnip, Grinder and Fangora -- star in this collection of episodes from the hugely popular animated series "Hello Kitty." Taking their inspiration from classic fairy tales, the pals bring childhood's beloved characters to life in five installments: "Robin Penguin," "Hello Mother Goose," "The Ugly Quackling," "Pinocchio Penguin" and "Little Red Bunny Hood."

Five Aces Bachelor Chris Martin (Charlie Sheen) is the last guy in his crowd to fall in love. When he finally proposes to his girlfriend and announces the engagement to his four best friends, Chris expects a well-deserved pat on the back. Instead, the news causes his buddies to examine their relationships, all of which seem steeped in tension and problems, some too complicated to resolve. Is Chris destined to suffer a similar fate?

Silent Trigger Waxman (Dolph Lundgren), an ex-commando with the Special Forces who's now a professional assassin working for a shadowy government agency, finds himself in a fix after he botches his top-secret assignment. Next thing you know, the hit man and his gorgeous but deadly confederate (played by Gina Bellman) end up as the organization's quarry in this direct-to-video action thriller from Aussie director Russell Mulcahy.

Hello Kitty Plays Pretend The sweet little feline's whimsical and fun-filled adventures, first screened as part of the animated series "Hello Kitty's Furry Tale Theater," are gathered in this charming collection featuring the leader of the Sanrio pack. Join Kitty, Tuxedo Sam, My Melody, Chip, Catnip, Grinder and Fangora as they act out some of literature's classic works, including "The Phantom of the Theater," "Frankencat," "Catula," "The Pawed Piper" and "Rumpeldogskin."

Artie Lange: It's the Whiskey Talkin' Artie Lange, provocative comedian from the "Howard Stern Radio Show" (he can do great impersonations of Italians and Southerners), cracks wise in this appropriately titled one-man show that's a stand-up comic tour de force (read: binge) of Lange's trademark low humor. Overeaters and overdrinkers, prepare to laugh 'til you plotz. And wow, what a comic hangover you'll be facing after spinning this disc!