Manufacturer: Warner Bros.
Brand: WARNER HOME VIDEO
Legend Of Bagger Vance, The (DVD)Robert Redford directed this adaptation of a novel by Steven Pressfield that uses golf as a metaphor for one man's spiritual and phi losophical journeys. Rannulph Junuh (Matt Damon) was a gifted amateur golfer from S avannah, GA, until traumatic experiences during W orld War I shattered h is confidence and sent him into a spiral of alcoholism. In 1931, Adele I nvergordon (Charlize Theron), a beauti ful heiress who once loved Junuh, inherits a spectacular but financially ailing golf course after the sui cide of her father. To attr act customers, she proposed a high-stakes ma tch between the two most famous golfers of the day, Bobby Jones (Joel Gr etsch) and Walte r Hagen (Bruce McGill). Local businessmen sponsoring th e match insist that a local golfer be added to the card, and Junuh is dr afted for the position, but it soon becomes obvious that his game is ju st a shadow of its former glory. When things seem hopeless, a myst eriou s gentleman named Bagger Vance (Will Smith) volunteers to serve as Junuh 's caddy and coach, using a mixture of ancient wisdom a nd past-life kno wledge to help Junah "remember" the swing he's lost. Jack Lemmon narrate s the story, and J. Michael Moncrief plays L emmon's character as a boy.]]>
PAW Patrol is a CG, action-adventure preschool series starring a pack of six heroic puppies: Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Zuma, Rubble, and Skye, who are led by a tech-savvy 10-year-old boy named Ryder. With a unique blend of problem-solving skills, cool vehicles and lots of cute doggy humor, the PAW Patrol works together on high-stakes rescue missions to protect the Adventure Bay community. From Marshall the firedog to Chase the police pup to Skye, who flies high in her copter, each pup brings unique personality and skill to the team, modeling the importance of teamwork and good citizenship. They all have special Pup Packs on their backs to help them handle anything - from rescuing kittens to saving a train from a rockslide! And no matter how big the adventure, the PAW Patrol always has time for a game, a laugh, and an ear scratch from Ryder.
Manufacturer: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
In the middle of the Great Depression, Chaney (Charles Bronson, Death Wish) is just looking to catch a break. When he meets Speed (James Coburn, The Magnificent Seven), a promoter of bare-knuckle street fighting, Chaney thinks with his fighting skill and Speed’s savvy, he might have a chance. But Speed has his own problems, and what seemed like a sure thing is not as simple. Directed by Walter Hill (48 Hrs.), and also starring Jill Ireland (The Mechanic, 1972) and Strother Martin (Cool Hand Luke), HARD TIMES is a gritty, compelling drama. Walter Hill's colorful directorial debut has quite a cult following for its toughness and violence; it may well be his best film, in fact. Charles Bronson plays a silent street fighter in New Orleans in the '30s managed by the cool James Coburn. Jill Ireland, Strother Martin, and Michael McGuire costar in this spare existential Depression dirge. It owes a lot to its noir origins that Hill adores so much, yet there's something very fresh and vital about its subject and approach. That's really what made so many of these films from the '70s so endearing. An added bonus is the love and affection displayed by the real-life husband and wife team of Bronson and Ireland. --Bill Desowitz
Manufacturer: Warner Brothers
Brand: Warner Bros
We Are Marshall (BD)Football is a game that knocks you down, then expects you to get back up. Life hit the West Virginia town of Huntington and its Marshall University even harder. When it did, Jack Lengyel came by to help pull them onto their feet by taking the job no one wanted: rebuilding the Marshall football program only months after a plane crash wiped out Marshall's beloved Thundering Herd. Matthew McConaughey portrays Lengyel, the energetic, compassionate coach of inexperienced players whose chances of victory are slim and none. They'll go with the slim. And as they do, their true-life story of heart, healing, and football will thrill and inspire you. It's game day. Time to play till the whistle blows!]]>
Manufacturer: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
An inspirational and triumphant film about the power of the human spirit, Peaceful Warrior is the incredible true story based on Dan Millman's bestselling novel. A gifted young athlete, bound for Olympic gold, Dan has it all: trophies, talent, and all the women he wants. But after a life-changing event, Dan comes to rely on Socrates (Nick Nolte), a mysterious stranger, and Joy (Amy Smart), an elusive young woman, to teach him the secret to overcome incredible odds and tap into new worlds of strength and understanding. Hailed by celebrities and critics alike, Peaceful Warrior is "an inspiring film that could change lives." - Sting
Manufacturer: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Brand: UNI DIST CORP. (MCA)
This irreverent and hilarious look into the world of professional sports has Paul Newman as the coach of the Chiefs, a struggling minor-league hockey team. To build up attendance at their games, management signs up the Hanson Brothers, three hard-charging players whose job is to demolish the opposition. Slap Shot's outrageous comedy, hard-hitting action, memorable lines and unforgettable characters have made this classic one of the all-time best sports movies ever!