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New Mexican (Newspaper) - October 2, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE LATEST ON DVD Robots PG 91 minutes A lovably motley posse of walking talking machines populates this visually striking animated tale whose voice cast includes Ewan McGregor Halle Berry Robin Williams Mel Brooks and Greg Kinnear From the makers of Ice Age the movie is set on a world of robots where an idealistic young machine man moves fronvhicksville to the big city and ends up in a fight against cutthroat corporate forces seeking to destroy outmoded citizens in favor of flashy new hot bots Among DVD extras are deleted scenes the original short used to pitch the fea ture film the new animated robot short Aunt Fannys Tour of Booty and a sneak peek at Ice Age 2 The DVD also has two commentaries one featuring director Chris Wedge the other with the technical and animation gang Lords of Dogtown PG13 107 minutes A Knights Tale PG13 132 minutes Heath Ledger plays rebel in two past eras the 14th century and the 1970s The summer flop Lords of Dogtown features some wild skateboarding action Ledger plays a surfshop owner who becomes mentor to a band of Southern California skateboarders Emile Hirsch Victor Rasuk and John Robinson whose dar ing exploits led to todays extreme sports style The movie comes in the theatrical version or an extended cut adding four minutes with commentary from director Catherine Hardwicke and cast members and deleted scenes A new cut of 2001s A Knights Tale adds 12 minutes to the already twohourplus flick which stars Ledger as a squire cop ping a rock n roll attitude as he takes to the jousting ring The Man Who Fell to Earth R 138 minutes Bad Timing R 123 minutes Two disturbing insightful films from cult director Nicholas Roeg arrive The prize is a terrific new DVD edition of 1976s The Man Who Fell to Earth star ring David Bowie as an alien who comes to our fair planet to borrow water for his dying home world only td tumble into a stupor of physical gratification and alienation among humanity The two disc set has commentary with Roeg Bowie and costar Buck Henry new interviews with costars Candy Clark and Rip Tom and a 1984 interview with Walter Tevis whose book was the basis for the film The set also has a copy of Tevis novel Bad Timing from 1980 stars Art Garfunkel Theresa Russell and Harvey Keitel in a dark stark explora tion of sexual obsession The DVD has interviews with Roeg and Russell plus deleted scenes The Associated Press Catch David Bowies star turn in The Man Who Fell to Earth Oliver G 153 minutes Timed to Roman Polanskis new big screen adaptation of Charles Dickens Oliver Twist this new DVDCD combo features the 1968 musical and the films soundtrack Winner of the bestpic ture prize at the Academy Awards along with the directing Oscar for Carol Reed Oliver features Ron Moody as the sinister father figure Fagin Oliver Reed as the vil lainous Bill Sykes Mark Lester as plucky urchin Oliver and Jack Wild as boy pick pocket The Artful Dodger The DVD is a straight reissue of an earlier version the movie accompanied by only a makingof featurette but the soundtrack is a nice addition the runes including Food Glori ous Food and Consider Yourself TV on DVD The Amazing Race The First Sea son And theyre off The first year of one of televisions most acclaimed real ity shows featuring twoperson teams on a dash around the globe debuts in a fourdisc set with 13 episodes Extras include commentary from some of the contestants and 90 minutes of deleted footage The Gilmore Girls The Complete Fourth Season The motherand daughter gal pals Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel encounter separa tion anxiety as the younger Gilmore girl heads off to college at Yale Year fours 22 episodes come in a sixdisc set accompanied by deleted scenes on two episodes Creature Comforts The Complete First Season From the makers of the Wallace Grorrdt shorts and the upcoming feature film comes this col lection of stopmotion animated tales about the lives and troubles of the goofy animal kingdom The DVD has 13 new shorts and the Oscarwinning 1990 original Creature Comforts tale The Complete Monty Pythons Flying Circus 16Ton Megaset A dead parrot the Ministry of Silly Walks the Spanish Inquisition and more Spam than you can shake a remote control at This 16disc set repackages previous Python releases into a spacesaving set containing all 45 episodes of the classic comedy show plus the twodisc Monty Python Live compilation Star Trek Enterprise The Com plete Third Season In the next tolast season the makers of the Trek prequel sought to inject new life with a seasonlong crisis A sneak attack on Earth bearing shades of Sept 11 and the Enterprise crews desperate mission to foil an alien races attempt to eradicate humanity with a doomsday The sevendisc set has 24 episodes plus deleted scenes Hogans Heroes The Complete Second Season The wily Allies con tinue to operate a sabotage and escape operation under the noses of the Nazis running their POW camp The set has 30 episodes of the 1960s sitcom starring Bob Crane with commentary on some from the late stars wife and costar Robert Clary The Beverly Hillbillies Volume 1 Think how rich Jed Clampett would be with todays gas prices Buddy Ebsen heads the clan of backwoods folk whose oil strike sends them packing to Beverly Hills The fourdisc set has 26 episodes from the sitcom that debuted in 1962 including extra footage on the original pilot Law Order Special Victims Unit The Second Year Year two of the crimeandpunishment spinoff comes in a threedisc set with 21 episodes fea turing Mariska Hargitay Christopher Meloni and Richard Belzer reprising his character from Homicide Life on the Street Dr 9O21O The Complete First Sea son The lives of the rich and rem edied are examined in this reality show that follows the nipandtuck careers of Beverly Hills plastic surgeons and the patients who go under their knives The first 13 episodes come in a threedisc set The Conquerors A threedisc set collects the 12part History Channel series chronicling the deeds of such leg endary strongmen as King David Julius Caesar Andrew Jackson Napoleon El Cid Oliver Cromwell and Marshal Georgy Zhukov 30 SUNDAY Oct 28 2005 The New Mexican magazine
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