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Angel-A by Luc Besson (Producer/Director/Writer) (Sony Pictures 20 November 2007 / $29.95) - From Luc Besson comes a story about a down-on-his-luck gambler tries to drown himself, he winds up rescuing a gorgeous and mysterious blonde. As they set out on a mission across Paris, he discovers that his smart, spontaneous, sexy companion may really be heaven-sent. SYNOPSIS: From the director of THE PROFESSIONAL and THE FIFTH ELEMENT comes a stunning, sexy tribute to the healing power of love. When André, a down-on-his-luck gambler, dives into the icy Seine to end it all, he winds up instead rescuing Angela, a gorgeous, mysterious blonde. Filled with renewed passion for life, they set out to settle André's scores as they wander the City of Lights. Along the way, André finds himself, but he still has some questions about his leggy, lovely companion -can she really be as heavenly as she seems? Filled with wit, warmth and eye-popping visuals, ANGEL-A shows just how high you can soar when passion takes flight. CAST: Gilbert Melki Jamel Debbouze Rie Rasmussen DIRECTOR: Luc Besson WRITER: Luc Besson PRODUCER: Luc Besson (see review)

Beowulf by Robert Zemeckis (Director) (Warner Bros. Pictures 16 November 2007 / ) - Plot Outline: The warrior Beowulf must fight and defeat the monster Grendel who is terrorizing towns, and later, Grendel's mother, who begins killing out of revenge.

Actors: Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich, Robin Wright Penn, Brendan Gleeson, Crispin Glover, Alison Lohman, Angelina Jolie...

Theatrical Release: 11/16/07

Read the review.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (30th Anniversary Ultimate Edition) by (Sony Pictures 13 November 2007 / $39.95) - The 30th anniversary release of one of the greatest cinematic films of our time, Close Encounters of the Third Kind (30th Anniversary Ultimate Edition) is available on DVD and Blu-ray™ High-Def 11/13! For the first time EVER – all three newly-remastered versions are now available together: Original Theatrical Version, Special Edition and Director's Cut. New special features include an original brand new interview with Steven Spielberg and more! This 30th anniversary release marks Steven Spielberg's first film on any high-definition format, exclusively on Blu-ray Disc!

Directed by two time Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, (Best Directing, 1998 Saving Private Ryan; 1993 Schindler's List), Close Encounters of the Third Kind won two 1977 Academy Awards® for Best Cinematography and Sound Effects Editing. The film also garnered an astonishing seven additional nominations including Best Director, Best Art Direction, Best Visual Effects, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, Best Sound and Best Supporting Actress.

The all star cast includes Academy Award® winner Richard Dreyfuss (1977, Best Actor, The Goodbye Girl), Academy Award® nominee Teri Garr (1982, Best Supporting Actress, Tootsie), Melinda Dillon in an Academy Award® nominated performance, Academy Award® nominee Francois Truffaut (1974, Best Directing, Day for Night), Bob Balaban (The Mexican) and Cary Guffey.

In the night skies near his home in Muncie, Indiana, power repairman Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) experiences something out of this world. His close encounter sets into action an amazing chain of events that leads to contact with benevolent aliens and their Mothership. Spectacular special effects, John Williams' outstanding score and winning performances from Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon and legendary director Francois Truffaut in the role of Lacombe make CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND movie magic of the best kind.

CAST: Richard Dreyfuss Teri Garr Melinda Dillon François Truffaut WRITER: Steven Spielberg PRODUCER: Julia Phillips Michael Phillips DIRECTOR: Steven Spielberg

Superman - Doomsday (DC Universe Animated Original Movie) by Lauren Montgomery & Bruce W. Timm (Directors) (Warner Home Video 29 November 2007 / $19.98) - Plot Outline: When LexCorps accidentally unleash a murderous creature, Doomsday, Superman finally meets his greatest challenge as a champion. Based from the award-winning "The Death of Superman" trilogy.

DVD Features: Audio Commentary, Featurette, Interviews, Other.

Actors: Adam Baldwin, Anne Heche, James Marsters, Anne Heche, Swoosie Kurtz, Cree Summer. (see review)

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