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10,000 B.C. by Roland Emmerich (Director) (Warner Bros 07 March 2008 / ) - Stars: Camilla Belle, Steven Strait, Marco Khan ...

The Plot: A young mammoth hunter journeys through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe. (Source: Warner Bros)

Bats: Human Harvest by Jamie Dixon (Director) (Sony Pictures 11 March 2008 / $24.96) - Product Description: On a routine mission in Iraq the U.S Marine Corps recovers a computer hard drive detailing the location of certain weapons specialist Dr. Walsh. After witnessing the termination of his top secret weapons development program, Dr. Walsh finds an alternative funding source and sets up a new research facility deep in the notorious Belzan forest of Chechnya. Led by the physically imposing and intense Russo, a team of Deltas is ordered on a black ops mission to retrieve the doctor and his technology before the Russians find him and his lab. What Russo and his team soon discover is that the doctor's latest weapon is a flock of large carnivorous bats and that the doctor is using the marines as test subjects in his nightmarish experiments.

# Actors: Tomas Arana, Ivan Kotsev, Bill Cusack, Melissa De Sousa, Mike Straub... (Source: Sony Pictures)

CJ-7 by (Sony 02 March 2008 / ) - A Chinese construction worker who can't afford to buy his son the latest toy (CJ-1) heads off to the junkyard to see what he can scrounge up...returning with a "toy" that's literally out of this world. This Chinese Sci-Fi Comedy may be stealing a march on the upcoming Disney-Pixar flick WALL-E. Or maybe not. But it does look like fun.

Doomsday by Neil Marshall (dir/wr) (Rogue Pictures 14 March 2008 / ) - From Yahoo! Movies: A lethal virus spreads throughout a major country and kills hundreds of thousands. To contain the newly identified Reaper, the authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The literal walling-off works for three decades--until Reaper violently resurfaces in a major city.

Gattaca (Special Edition) by Andrew Niccol (Director) (Sony Pictures 11 March 2008 / $19.94) - Product Description: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Alan Arkin and Jude Law star in this engrossing sci-fi thriller about an all-too-human man who dares to defy a system obsessed with genetic perfection. Hawke stars as Vincent, an "In-Valid" who assumes the identity of a member of the genetic elite to pursue his goal of traveling into space with the Gattaca Aerospace Corporation. However, a week before his mission, a murder marks Vincent as a suspect. With a relentless investigator in pursuit and the colleague he has fallen in love with beginning to suspect his deception, Vincent's dreams steadily unravel.

# Actors: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Gore Vidal, Xander Berkeley, Jayne Brook... (Source: Sony Pictures)

Horton Hears a Who [Theatrical Release] by Jimmy Hayward Steve Martino (Director) (Twentieth Century-Fox 07 March 2008 / ) - Stars: Jim Carrey, Steve Carell ....

The Plot: One day, in the Jungle of Nool, Horton the Elephant (Carrey) is addressed by what he thinks is a speck of dust. Thanks to his extraordinary hearing, Horton learns the speck is really a tiny planet that is home to the Whos, a species seeking protection from certain danger. Believing that "a person's a person, no matter how small," Horton takes it upon himself to defend the Whos, even as he faces ridicule from the other animals in the jungle. (Source: Twentieth Century-Fox)

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (Widescreen Edition) by Zach Helm (director) (20th Century Fox 30 March 2008 / $29.99) - Product Description: MR. MAGORIUM'S WONDER EMPORIUM - WS (DVD MOVIE) (see review)

Stargate - The Ark of Truth by Robert C. Cooper (director) (MGM 30 March 2008 / $26.98) - Description: Blasting off where the Sci-Fi Channel's longest running show, Stargate SG-1, left off, this thrilling feature thrusts the Stargate team -- Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks), Vala (Claudia Black), Teal'c (Christopher Judge), Sam (Amanda Tapping) and Cam (Ben Browder) -- into their biggest challenge yet. In search of an ancient artifact they hope can defeat the oppressive Ori, the team not only learns that the Ori are set to launch a final assault on Earth, but a double-crossing I.O. operative is aboard the Odyssey! Also starring Beau Bridges, this pulse-pounder is loaded with enough suspense, humor and action to fill a galaxy! (see review)

Stargate SG-1 - The Complete Series Collection by Various Directors & Writers (MGM 04 March 2008 / $329.98) - Contents: (Episode Titles in Italics)
Season 1, Disc 1 - No Bonus Material on Disc

    Children of the Gods (Pilot – approx. 96 minutes)
    The Enemy Within
    Emancipation
Season 1, Disc 2:
    The Broca Divide
    The First Commandment
    Brief Candle
    Cold Lazarus
    Thor's Hammer
    Special Features:
      Cast and Crew Featurette
      2 Promotional Trailers
Season 1, Disc 3:
    The Torment of Tantalus
    Bloodlines
    Fire and Water
    The Nox
    Hathor Special Features: Profile on 'General Hammond' Featurette
Season 1, Disc 4:
    Cor-Ai
    Singularity
    Enigma
    Tin Man
    Solitudes
    Special Features:
      Profile on 'Captain Carter' Featurette
      Behind the Scenes with the Producers of Stargate SG-1
Season 1, Disc 5:
    There But for the Grace of God
    Politics
    Within the Serpent's Grasp
    Special Features: Costume Design Featurette
Season 2, Disc 1:
    The Serpent's Lair
    In the Line of Duty
    Prisoners
    The Gamekeeper
    Special Features:
      Production Design Featurette
      Promotional Trailers for All Episodes on Disc
Season 2, Disc 2:
    Need
    Thor's Chariot
    Message in a Bottle
    Family
    Secrets
    Special Features: Promotional Trailers for All Episodes on Disc
Season 2, Disc 3:
    Bane
    The Tok'ra, Part 1
    The Tok'ra, Part 2
    Spirits
    Touchstone
    Special Features: Promotional Trailers for All Episodes on Disc
Season 2, Disc 4:
    A Matter of Time
    The Fifth Race
    Serpent's Song
    Holiday
    Special Features:
      Profile on 'Dr. Jackson' Featurette
      Promotional Trailers for All Episodes on Disc
Season 2, Disc 5:
    One False Step
    Show and Tell
    1969
    Out of Mind
    Special Features:
      Profile on 'Teal'c' Featurette
      Promotional Trailers for All Episodes on Disc
Season 3, Disc 1:
    Into the Fire
    Seth
    Fair Game
    Legacy
    Special Features: Secret Files of the SGC – 'Col. Jack O'Neill' Documentary
Season 3, Disc 2: - No Bonus Material on Disc
    Learning Curve
    Point of View
    Deadman Switch
    Demons
    Rules of Engagementt
Season 3, Disc 3:
    Forever in a Day
    Past and Present
    Jolinar's Memories
    The Devil You Know
    Special Features: Secret Files of the SGC – 'The Stargate Universe' Documentary
Season 3, Disc 4:
    Foothold
    Pretense
    Urgo
    A Hundred Days
    Special Features: Secret Files of the SGC – 'Personnel Files' Documentary
Season 3, Disc 5: - No Bonus Material on Disc
    Shades of Grey
    New Ground
    Maternal Instinct
    Crystal Skull
    Nemesis
Season 4, Disc 1:
    Small Victories
    The Other Side
    Upgrades
    Crossroads
    Special Features:
      Audio Commentary on Each Episode
      Secret Files of the SGC – 'Enhanced Visual Effects' Featurette
Season 4, Disc 2:
    Divide and Conquer
    Window of Opportunity
    Watergate
    The First Ones
    Special Features:
      Audio Commentary on Each Episode
      Secret Files of the SGC – 'Alien Species: Friend & Foe' Featurette
Season 4, Disc 3:
    Scorched Earth
    Beneath the Surface
    Point of No Return
    Tangent
    Curse
    Special Features: Audio Commentary on Each Episode
Season 4, Disc 4:
    The Serpent's Venom
    Chain Reaction
    2010
    Absolute Power
    The Light
    Special Features: Audio Commentary on Each Episode
Season 4, Disc 5:
    Prodigy
    Entity
    Double Jeopardy
    Exodus
    Special Features:
      Audio Commentary on Each Episode
      Stargate SG-1: Timeline to the Future – Legacy of the Gate (Part 1 of a 3-Part Documentary)
Season 5, Disc 1:
    Enemies
    Threshold
    Ascension
    The Fifth Man
    Special Features: Audio Commentary on Each Episode
Season 5, Disc 2:
    Red Sky
    Rite of Passage
    Beast of Burden
    The Tomb
    Special Features:
      Audio Commentary on Each Episode
      SG-1 Video Diary – Amanda Tapping
      Inside The Tomb Featurette
Season 5, Disc 3:
    Between Two Fires
    2001
    Desperate Measures
    Wormhole X-treme!
    Special Features:
      Audio Commentary on Each Episode
      SG-1 Video Diary – Christopher Judge
Season 5, Disc 4:
    Proving Ground
    48 Hours
    Summit
    Last Stand
    Fail Safe
    Special Features:
      Audio Commentary on Each Episode
      SG-1 Video Diary – Michael Shanks
Season 5, Disc 5:
    The Warrior
    Menace
    The Sentinel
    Meridian
    Revelation
    Special Features:
      Audio Commentary on Each Episode
      Dr. Daniel Jackson – A Tribute Featurette
Season 6, Disc 1:
    Redemption, Part 1
    Redemption, Part 2
    Descent
    Frozen
    Special Features:
      Audio Commentary on Each Episode
      Directors Series: Redemption with Martin Wood
      Directors Series: Descent with Peter DeLuise
      Directors Series: Frozen with Martin Wood
Season 6, Disc 2:
    Nightwalkers
    Abyss
    Shadow Play
    The Other Guys
    Special Features:
      Audio Commentary on Each Episode
      Directors Series: Nightwalkers with Peter DeLuise
      Directors Series: Abyss with Martin Wood
      Directors Series: Shadow Play with Peter DeLuise
      Directors Series: The Other Guys with Martin Wood
Season 6, Disc 3:
    Allegiance
    Cure
    Prometheus
    Unnatural Selection
    Special Features:
      Audio Commentary on Each Episode
      Directors Series: Allegiance with Peter DeLuise
      Directors Series: Cure with Andy Mikita
      Directors Series: Prometheus with Peter F. Woeste
Season 6, Disc 4:
    Sight Unseen
    Smoke & Mirrors
    Paradise Lost
    Metamorphosis
    Disclosure
    Special Features:
      Audio Commentary on Each Episode
      Directors Series: Metamorphosis with Peter DeLuise
Season 6, Disc 5:
    Forsaken
    The Changeling
    Memento
    Prophecy
    Full Circle
    Special Features:
      Audio Commentary on Each Episode
      Directors Series: Full Circle with Martin Wood
Season 7, Disc 1:
    Fallen
    Homecoming
    Fragile Balance
    Orpheus
    Special Features:
      Audio Commentary on Each Episode
      Directors Series: Fragile Balance with Peter DeLuise
      SG-1 Beyond the Gate: Michael Shanks
      Stargate Fan Club Spot
      Photo and Production Design Galleries
Season 7, Disc 2:
    Revisions
    Lifeboat
    Enemy Mine
    Space Race
    Special Features:
      Audio Commentary on Each Episode
      Directors Series: Space Race with Andy Mikita
      SG-1 Beyond the Gate: Christopher Judge
      Photo and Production Design Galleries
Season 7, Disc 3:
    Avenger 2.0
    Birthright
    Evolution, Part 1
    Evolution, Part 2
    Special Features:
      Audio Commentary on Each Episode
      Directors Series: Avenger 2.0 with Martin Wood
      SG-1 Beyond the Gate: Richard Dean Anderson
      Photo and Production Design Galleries
Season 7, Disc 4:
    Grace
    Fallout
    Chimera
    Death Knell
    Heroes, Part 1
    Special Features:
      Audio Commentary on Each Episode
      Directors Series: Death Knell with Peter DeLuise
      Photo and Production Design Galleries
Season 7, Disc 5:
    Heroes, Part 2
    Resurrection
    Inauguration
    Lost City, Part 1
    Lost City, Part 2
    Special Features:
      Audio Commentary on Each Episode
      Directors Series: Lost City with Martin Wood
      SG-1 Beyond the Gate: Amanda Tapping
      Photo and Production Design Galleries
Season 8, Disc 1:
    New Order, Part 1
    New Order, Part 2
    Lockdown
    Zero Hour
    Special Features:
      Audio Commentary on Each Episode
      SG-1 Beyond the Gate: An Air Force Experience with Richard Dean Anderson
      Photo and Production Design Galleries
Season 8, Disc 2:
    Icon
    Avatar
    Affinity
    Covenant
    Special Features:
      Audio Commentary on Each Episode
      Directors Series: Avatar with Martin Wood
      Directors Series: Covenant with Martin Wood
      Photo and Production Design Galleries
Season 8, Disc 3:
    Sacrifice
    Endgame
    Gemini
    Prometheus Unbound
    Special Features:
      Audio Commentary on Each Episode
      Super-Soldier: The Making of a Monster
      Photo and Production Design Galleries
Season 8, Disc 4:
    It's Good To Be King
    Full Alert
    Citizen Joe
    Reckoning, Part 1
    Special Features:
      Audio Commentary on Each Episode
      SG-1 Beyond the Gate: A Convention Experience with Christopher Judge
      Photo and Production Design Galleries
Season 8, Disc 5:
    Reckoning, Part 2
    Threads
    Moebius, Part 1
    Moebius, Part 2
    Special Features:
      Audio Commentary on Each Episode
      Directors Series: Reckoning with Peter DeLuise
      Photo and Production Design Galleries
Season 9, Disc 1:
    Avalon, Part 1
    Avalon, Part 2
    Origin
    The Ties That Bind
    Special Features:
      Audio Commentary on Each Episode
      It Takes a Crew to Raise a Village Featurette
      Directors Series: Avalon with Andy Mikita
      Photo and Production Design Galleries
Season 9, Disc 2:
    The Powers that Be
    Beachhead
    Ex Deus Machina
    Babylon
    Special Features:
      Audio Commentary on Each Episode
      Inside the Stargate Props Department Featurette
      Directors Series: The Powers that Be with William Waring
      Photo and Production Design Galleries
Season 9, Disc 3
    Prototype
    The Fourth Horseman, Part 1
    The Fourth Horseman, Part 2
    Collateral Damage
    Special Features:
      Audio Commentary on Each Episode
      Inside the Stargate Special Effects Department Featurette
      Directors Series: Prototype with Peter DeLuise
      Photo and Production Design Galleries
Season 9, Disc 4:
    Ripple Effect
    Stronghold
    Ethon
    Off the Grid
    Special Features:
      Audio Commentary on Each Episode
      An Introduction to Ben Browder Featurette
      Directors Series: Ethon with Ken Girotti
      Photo and Production Design Galleries
Season 9, Disc 5:
    The Scourge
    Arthur's Mantle
    Crusade
    Camelot
    Special Features:
      Audio Commentary on Each Episode
      Profile on Executive Producer Brad Wright
      Directors Series: Crusade with Robert C. Cooper
      Photo and Production Design Galleries
Season 10, Disc 1:
    Flesh and Blood
    Morpheus
    The Pegasus Project
    Insiders
    Special Features:
      Audio Commentary on Each Episode
      Directors Series: Insiders featuring Peter F. Woeste
      The Ori: A New Enemy Featurette
      Photo and Production Design Galleries
Season 10, Disc 2:
    Uninvited
    200
    Counterstrike
    Memento Mori
    Special Features:
      Audio Commentary on Each Episode
      Directors Series: Memento Mori featuring Peter DeLuise
      Stargate SG-1: Behind the 200th Featurette
      Photo and Production Design Galleries
Season 10, Disc 3:
    Company of Thieves
    The Quest, Part I
    The Quest, Part II
    Line in the Sand
    Special Features:
      Audio Commentary on Each Episode
      Directors Series: Company of Thieves featuring William Waring
      Setting the Mood with Jim Menard Featurette
      Photo and Production Design Galleries
Season 10, Disc 4:
    The Road Not Taken
    The Shroud
    Bounty
    Bad Guys
    Special Features:
      Audio Commentary on Each Episode
      Directors Series: The Shroud featuring Andy Mikita
      Life as a Tech with Gary Jones Featurette
      Photo and Production Design Galleries
Season 10, Disc 5:
    Talion
    Family Ties
    Dominion
    Unending
    Special Features:
      Audio Commentary on Each Episode
      Directors Series: Unending featuring Robert C. Cooper
      Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Joseph Mallozzi
      Photo and Production Design Galleries
Special Features Disc 1:
    Sci Fi Channel and MGM Present Stargate SG-1: The Lowdown – Behind the Scenes of Season 7
    From Stargate to Atlantis: The Lowdown – Stargate SG-1 Season 8 as it Sets the Stage for Stargate Atlantis Season 1
    Behind the Stargate: Secrets Revealed – Learn Even More About Stargate SG-1 Season 8 and Stargate Atlantis Season 1
    Sneak Peeks at the Upcoming Films: Stargate: The Ark of Truth and Stargate: Continuum
Special Features Disc 2:
    Sci Fi Inside: Stargate SG-1's 200th Episode from Season 10
    Behind the Mythology of Stargate SG-1 – The Archetypes and Myth of the Complete Series
    Stargate SG-1: True Science – A Look at the Scientific Reality Behind the Fantasy
Special Features Disc 3:
    Timeline to the Future Season 3 Documentary
      Part I: Legacy of the Gate
      Part II: Secrets of the Gate
      Part III: Beyond the Gate
    SG-1 Season 4 Video Diary: Teryl Rothery – On the Set with Dr. Janet Fraiser
    Stargate SG-1: Gateway to Adventure – Season 5 Featurette
    Stargate SG-1: The 100th Episode – Season 5 Featurette
    SG-1 Season 5 Video Diary: Don S. Davis – On the Set with Major General George Hammond
    Season 6 Directors Series: Smoke and Mirrors with Peter DeLuise
    Season 6 Directors Series: The Changeling with Martin Wood
    Season 6 Directors Series: Memento with Peter DeLuise
    Season 6 Directors Series: Prophecy with William Waring
    SG-1 Season 6 Video Diary: Richard Dean Anderson Paradise Lost - – On the Set with Colonel Jack O'Neill
Special Features Disc 4:
    Season 7 Directors Series: Revisions with Martin Wood
    Season 7 Directors Series: Heroes with Andy Mikita
    Season 7 Directors Series: Resurrection with Amanda Tapping
    Behind the Scenes: Journey Inside 'Lost City' Featurette
      The Storyboard Process
      Bra'tac versus Ronan – Designing the Fight (Note: This is NOT Ronon Dex)
      Stargate Magic: Inside the Lab (Note: the Film Processing Lab)
    Richard Dean Anderson: My Life as a Mime
    Season 8
      Beyond the Gate: A Convention Experience with Amanda Tapping
      Beyond the Gate: A Convention Experience with Michael Shanks
    Season 8 Directors Series: Threads with Andy Mikita
    Profile of Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie
    The Last Day of Teal'c
    Season 8 Directors Series: Moebius with Peter DeLuise
    Stargate SG-1 Alliance: The Making of the Video Game Featurette

(see review)

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