Manufacturer: Universal Studios
Brand: UNI DIST CORP. (MCA)
Adam Sandler stars as Happy Gilmore in the over-the-top comedy that scores a hole in one for hilarity. After his dream of stardom on the hockey ice melts, Happy Gilmore discovers he has a gift that could bring him glory on the greens. Trouble is, with his hot head and hard-hitting drives, Happy doesn’t just play golf…he destroys it. With the help of a retired golfer (Carl Weathers) and hot publicist (Julie Bowen), can Happy perfect his game and tame his temper to win the tournament prize money? With unforgettable appearances by Bob Barker, Christopher McDonald and Kevin Nealon, this comedy favorite features non-stop laughs that are par for the course!
Manufacturer: Walt Disney Home Video
Brand: Buena Vista Home Video
From the studio that brought you REMEMBER THE TITANS comes an inspirational film based on a true story. Jim Morris (Dennis Quaid), father, teacher, and high school coach, thought his dream was over. He'd had his shot playing baseball, blew out his shoulder, and retired without ever making it to the big leagues. Then, in 1999, Coach Morris made a fateful bet with his perpetually losing team. If they won the district championship, Morris -- who threw a 98 mph fastball -- would try out for the majors. The team went from worst to first, and Jim, living up to his end of the bargain, threw caution to the wind and was on the road to becoming the oldest rookie in the major leagues. This heartfelt, uplifting story about not giving up on your dreams is a remarkable and affecting story that will have everyone cheering.
Manufacturer: ANCHOR BAY
Brand: TCFHE/ANCHOR BAY/STARZ
What speed do you need to burn fat? Leslie will tell you within minutes... and what a surprise that it's not an extreme pace! You'll be challenged by these workouts, but you'll feel so good walking to the brisk beat! These are workouts that energize... not exhaust! Each starts with a Warm Up Walk and gradually builds up to Fat Burning Speed!This isn't just a stroll around the block. This is total body conditioning that's designed to burn fat. These walks use arm and core muscles to increase muscle activity and calorie burn! Follow Leslie and the beautiful group of walkers in 3 FULL WORKOUTS that are FUN and easy to follow:1. THE 20 MINUTE EASY BURN!Start here with the classic moves that build to a Fat Burning Speed! 2. THE 30 MINUTE BIG BURN!Extend your fat burning segment for a bigger burn!3. THE 40 MINUTE SUPER BURN!Add more slimming and toning moves to work your arms, core, rear-end and legs for the ultimate burn!Start with the 20 minute workout and before you know it you'll be walking faster and farther than ever! Walking this way burns calories and tones muscle to help flatten your belly, firm your behind, slim your arms and supercharge your energy!
Color: black & white
Robert De Niro teams with director Martin Scorsese in this "extraordinarily compelling" (Leonard Maltin) film that introduced unflinching realism to stunned audiences in 1980. An "exceedingly violent as well as poetic" fight picture that maps "the landscape of the soul" (The New York Times), Raging Bull garnered eight Oscar nominations and won two, including Best Actor for De Niro. De Niro gives the performance of his career as Jake La Motta, a boxer whose psychological complexities erupt into violence both in and out of the ring. Joe Pesci and Cathy Moriarty are unforgettable as the brother who falls prey to Jake's mounting paranoia and jealousy, and the fifteen-year-old girl who becomes his most prized trophy. A "brilliantly photographed film of extraordinary power and rare distinction" (The Wall Street Journal), Raging Bull is filmmaking at its riveting best. Stills from Raging Bull (Click for larger image)
Raging Bull (2-disc Collector Set Special Edition)
Manufacturer: MGM (Video & DVD)
Brand: Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro teams with director Martin Scorsese in this "extraordinarily compelling" (Leonard Maltin) film that introduced unflinching realism to stunned audiences in 1980. An "exceedingly violentas well as poetic" fight picture that maps "the landscape of the soul" (The New York Times),Raging Bull garnered eight OscarÂ(r) nominations* and won two, including Best Actor for De Niro. De Niro gives the performance of his career as Jake La Motta, a boxer whose psychological and sexual complexities erupt into violence both in and out of the ring. Joe Pesci and Cathy Moriarty are unforgettable as the brother who falls prey to Jake's mounting paranoia and jealousy, and the fifteen-year-old girl who becomes his most prized trophy. A "brilliantly photographed film of extraordinary power and rare distinction" (The Wall Street Journal), Raging Bullis filmmaking at its riveting best. *1980: Best Picture, Director, Supporting Actor (Pesci), Supporting Actress (Moriarty), Cinematography, Sound, Editing (won) Martin Scorsese's 1980 Raging Bull has been identified in recent years as one of America's greatest films, and understandably so. Robert De Niro won a richly deserved Academy Award for portraying fighter Jake La Motta, an extremely difficult New York boxer who has to contend with his own temper and jealousy, as well as the Mob and the boxing establishment. Joe Pesci is very good as La Motta's long-suffering brother, and Cathy Moriarty made a strong screen debut as the brawler's glamorous wife. The highly contrasted black-and- white film has a richness, texture, and even sensuality about it that, together with Scorsese's amazing editing (with his Oscar-winning editor Thelma Schoonmaker) and De Niro's focused, tragic performance, is unforgettable. --Tom KeoghStills from Raging Bull (Click for larger image)
Manufacturer: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Brand: Universal sudios
A genuine stand-up-and-cheer movie about a courageous high school football team's fight to fulfill their destiny and live their dream, Friday Night Lights is "unforgettable and real!" (Larry King) Billy Bob Thornton stars in a true American story of how one legendary Texas town made hope come alive under the exhilarating glare of Friday Night Lights! "One of the greatest sports stories ever told" (Sports Illustrated) is now "one of the greatest sports movies ever made!" (Larry King) Based on the perennial nonfiction bestseller by H.G. Bissinger, Friday Night Lights looks at high school football in the harsh light of reality, finding heart and hardness while stirring our emotions. Actor-director Peter Berg (Very Bad Things, The Rundown) is Bissinger's cousin; he knows the material well, and understands how an obsession with winning turns high school kids into somber, over-pressured gladiators--expendable soldiers in a community war against shame and obscurity. The fact-based story focuses on the 1988 football season of Odessa-Permian high school in West Texas, and as a fast-paced sports movie, Berg delivers the goods with a rousing, frenetically styled crowd-pleaser. But there's darkness in this tale of weary underdogs, including an abusive father (well-played by country music star Tim McGraw), threatening townsfolk, an injured star running back (Derek Luke), a tormented quarterback (Lucas Black), and the melancholy coach (Billy Bob Thornton) who takes his team to the finals. Berg's film could use less flashy cutting and more drama to support its gridiron intensity, but Friday Night Lights offers a refreshing alternative to the conventional sports movie, and makes a perfect triple-feature with the equally exciting documentaries Go Tigers! and The Last Game. --Jeff Shannon
Manufacturer: Fox Searchlight
Just wright stars queen latifah (bringing down the house; valentine's day) as leslie wright; a straight-shooting physical therapist who gets the gig of a lifetime working with nba all-star scott mcknight (common date night). All is going well until leslie finds herself falling for scott; forcing her to choose between the gig of a lifetime and the tug-of-war inside her heart. Oblivious to her romantic overtures; mcknight is instead drawn to the affections of leslie's gorgeous childhood friend morgan (paula patton - precious); who has her sights set on being an nba trophy wife. Is leslie destined to play the role of "best friend" forever or will scott finally see that what he always wanted is right in front of him? Set against the exciting world of championship basketball; the game of love takes on the battle of the sexes in the romantic sports comedy just wright; starring three of hollywood's most charismatic personalities as they navigate the full-court-press of love.
Manufacturer: HBO Studios
Brand: HBO HOME VIDEO
The Cannonball Run brings Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and an all-star cast to the starting line of the ultimate auto race, a mad-cap cross-country scramble that roars full-speed ahead. Hal Needham (Smokey and the Bandit, Hooper) is at the helm of this wild action-comedy inspired by an actual event: The Cannonball Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash – an anything-goes (and thoroughly illegal) competition that has grown to legendary proportions.