(Last week was amazingly skimpy, and this one's only marginally more exciting.)

Recent Theatricals


Basic Instinct 2 (Sony) -- We used to have only one movie about Sharon Stone's crotch. Now we have two. (director commentary, featurette, ten deleted scenes, alternate ending, "unrated" edition)

Foreign and Arty

Koko: A Talking Gorilla (Criterion) -- One of the finest documentaries you'll ever see about the relationship between man and his "lesser" cousins. (video interview with co-director Barbet Schroeder)

Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story (HBO) -- All I've heard is that they took an "unfilmable" book and turned it into one weird piece of cinema. Looking forward to it. (filmmaker commentary, deleted & extended scenes, interviews, behind-the-scenes featurette)

Yi Yi (Criterion) -- A three-hour family drama from China. And I hear it's pretty freaking fantastic. (audio commentary, interviews, essay booklet)

Catalog Picks

The Black Swan
(Fox) -- One of those old pirate flicks from the '40s that I've always wanted to see. This one's got Tyrone Power and Maureen O'Hara. (audio commentary, restoration comparison)

Grand Prix (Warner) -- Frankenheimer was a guy's guy. And this flick is his 1966 love letter to the sport of car racing. (retrospective documentary, four featurettes)

Direct-to-Video

The Garden
(Anchor Bay) -- A low-budget DTV horror movie starring Lance Henriksen. Bizarre, I know. (director commentary, featurette)

Grilled (New Line) -- Ray Romano, Kevin James, Burt Reynolds, Juliette Lewis, Jon Polito, Michael Rapaport, Kim Coates, Sofia Vergara, and Richard Libertini in a comedy about ... meat. (two featurettes, deleted scene)