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New on DVD, October 21, 2008

What to Netflix: New DVD Tuesday

All of the new DVD releases hit stores (and Netflix) on Tuesdays. So each week in What to Netflix: New DVD Tuesday, I sort through the best of the batch and tell you what to add to your queue.

The Incredible Hulk
Last Summer I predicted that The Incredible Hulk might be the season's forgotten superhero movie, nestled as it was between the releases of Iron Man and The Dark Knight, and not having quite the existing fan base that Hellboy II did. It was definitely a huge improvement over the last time someone tried to bring the green giant to the big screen, but it still had a hard time standing out in the 2008 Summer of the Superhero Movie.

But hey, that's what DVDs are for! And I think this is a perfectly thrilling option to take home and curl up with, especially if you never got around to seeing it in the theaters. Special features include an alternate opening and a making-of featurette.

Two more up next, so


The Strangers
Holy cow this movie scared the bejesus out of me. The timing of the DVD is of course perfect for the current spooky season. Starring Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman, The Strangers is exactly what I would screen at my house for a creepy late-night at-home movie-watching party around Halloween.

Even the Netflix plot description freaks me out: "Young suburban couple James (Scott Speedman) and Kristen (Liv Tyler) welcome the peace and quiet of a secluded family vacation home — that is, until three masked home invaders make them realize how dangerous isolation can be. "

Special features include deleted scenes and a featurette entitled, "The Elements of Terror." Eek!

The Go-Getter
It's been kind of a long haul for this little indie movie from its appearance at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival to today's DVD release. It stars Zooey Deschanel and Jena Malone and I thought the trailer looked intriguing but missed it in the theaters. I think I'll be adding this to my Netflix queue.

The plot is as such: "After the death of his mother, 19-year-old Mercer (Lou Taylor Pucci) steals a car and sets out to find his long-lost half brother. As he steers out of town, the car's owner, Kate (Zooey Deschanel), calls the cell phone left inside. Oddly, she's empathetic, and the two develop an unusual bond over the course of Mercer's journey." Special features include a commentary track.

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