'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time'
Jake Gyllenhaal grows out his hair, dons a cod piece, and fights through the sands of time in this video game adaptation. In his review, Joe Utichi noted: "what Bruckheimer does best is deliver entertaining summer adventure for the multiplex masses, even if it does follow a tried and true formula. If it ain't broke, as they say, don't fix it. To that end Prince of Persia is a success; it's never less than a fun twist on sword and sandals epics, and while its band of misfits may not be quite up to Jack Sparrow's standards, they're still plenty to see you through its comfortable runtime." But overall critical reception wasn't kind, so Rent it only if you're interested in some Bruckheimer. On DVD and Blu-ray.

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'Letters to Juliet'
Years and years ago, a young woman writes a letter to Shakespeare's Juliet. Amanda Seyfried finds it, urging the scribe (Vanessa Redgrave) to hunt the man down some five decades later. William Goss wrote in his review: "Redgrave sells us on the whole fairy tale far more than Seyfried, Egan or Winick can, and only her character really seems to deserve what she gets in the end. If only in her scenes, she makes that played-out notion of true love feel more like a long-lost treasure waiting to be re-discovered and less like an excuse for impulsive international flights and closing crane shots, and her performance makes the predictable antics of Letters to Juliet worth tolerating." Rent it to check out Redgrave on DVD or Blu-ray.

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Also out: The Black Cauldron: 25th Anniversary Special Edition, Amish Grace, Princess Kaiulani, Where the Red Fern Grows, Who is Clark Rockefeller?, Held Hostage, Under Still Waters



'My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?'
Werner Herzog and David Lynch team up for this story of a man who goes crazy and kills his mother (loosely based on a true story). In her review, Jenni Miller said: "[Michael] Shannon, who is known for hitting it out of the park no matter how small his part, gives an alarming performance, but even as his agitation worsens and his illness escalates, it still feels flat, like playing the same note louder and louder until an unsatisfactory climax is achieved."

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'Casino Jack and the United States of Money'
Documentarian Alex Gibney tackles the life of lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Scott Weinberg noted in his review: "Gibney is a smart filmmaker: he is well-aware that even though these are important stories, they're potentially dry and long-winded ones, too. To keep his Casino Jack chugging along in entertaining fashion, he digs out pertinent clips from films like Patton and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and the soundtrack is equally adept at keeping all the financial jargon from becoming too dreary. Plus most of the anecdotes (and there are many) are as juicy and compelling as they are plain-old horrifying."

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Also out: Boogie Woogie, Looking for Eric



'Breathless' Criterion
Jean-Luc Godard's classic is now available as a high-def, Criterion special edition. Blu-ray Definition's review calls the video transfer "top-notch," with dirt and debris manually removed, "full and clean" dialogue, and an abundance of special features to keep fans busy, including a ton of interviews, a video essay, and a feature-length documentary.

'The Lord of the Rings'
Last spring, we got them as a set. Now you can order the singular movies on their own. While you could order them now, you know a better version will be on the way at some point.

Also out: The Amityville Horror, Bloodsport/Timecop, Boogie Woogie, A Cinderella Story/Another Cinderella Story, Feast, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Jacob's Ladder, Just Wright, Mercury Riding, Monster House 3D, The Order, Paper Man, Raging Phoenix, Return of the Living Dead, Se7en, Shiloh/Saving Shiloh, Unleashed



'Pirates of Penzance'
There's nothing particularly special about this release -- no fancy additives or collector chotskies -- but if you're a fan of Kevin Kline as a pirate, you can now rejoice that the 1983 film is finally on DVD. The move out of VHS has been long-coming, especially since a film version of the stage production (which inspired this movie) has been on disc for years now. Whatever the reason for delay, it's moot, so you can check out Kline as the Pirate King, plus a little Linda Ronstadt, George Rose, and Rex Smith for good measure.

'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's' Nest Ultimate Collector's Edition
The Jack Nicholson classic gets another Blu-ray release, this time, the "ultimate." ...which will be the "ultimate" until the "super awesome super duper ultimate" release comes. Nevertheless, DVD Town says that while the video and audio is mediocre, the extras are a 10 out of 10.

Also out: Return of the 5 Deadly Venoms, Jacob's Ladder, James and the Giant Peach, Blade Runner, Buena Vista Social Club