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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.

This movie won't be as captivating on DVD as it was on the big screen, but with the DVD, you'll get the inside scoop on one of 2007's most unusual films. An adaptation of Frank Miller's comic, 300 isn't going to win any screen-writing Oscars — we hope — for its portrayal of the lopsided Battle of Thermopylae. But it does break serious ground in terms of visual effects.

Be sure to check out some of the special features, like a commentary by director Zack Snyder, a gallery of production stills, and several featurettes including "The 300: Fact or Fiction?" in which "historians, authors, and filmmakers reveal how much of the film was based on fact."

Two more new DVDs if you

Hot Fuzz
I was fortunate enough to see Hot Fuzz in the theater and it is one hilarious movie. Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright's follow up to their zombie movie spoof Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz is a parody of classic buddy cop movies. Pegg plays a London police officer who is so good at his job that his colleagues resent him, so he's shipped off to the virtually crime-free village of Sandford and paired with a bumbling partner (Nick Frost). Not surprisingly, it turns out there might be more afoot in Sandford then expected. The movie also co-stars a roster of talented Brits, including Bill Nighy and Steve Coogan. The special features include a gag reel that I cannot wait to check out. You can watch the trailer for Hot Fuzz here.

Lonely Hearts
I posted the trailer for this movie back when it was coming out in theaters, and then I didn't hear much about it again, so now's the perfect time to check it out on DVD. Starring Salma Hayek, John Travolta, and Jared Leto, the highly stylized Lonely Hearts is based on the true story of two homicide detectives (played by Travolta and James Gandolfini) trying to track down the "Lonely Hearts Killers": a couple (played by Hayek and Leto) who lure their victims using personal ads. As an interesting tidbit, director Todd Robinson is actually the grandson of the real detective on the case.

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ReverendZelda ReverendZelda 9 years
I loved both Hot Fuzz and 300 in the theaters and can't wait to own them as my own. My only problem is that you showed the full-screen case for 300 :(
Pinkrabbit Pinkrabbit 9 years
Hot fuzz IMO is BETTER then Shaun of the dead. And that is saying something because I flippin' loved Shaun of the dead.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
the last one is the only one i would like to watch. i love salma hayek.
xo_verity xo_verity 9 years
Hot Fuzz looks hilarious - I'll deffinatley be checking that out! & I'm not interested in seeing 300 or The Lonely Hearts at all.
KAEB06 KAEB06 9 years
300 was AMAZING....
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 9 years
Hot Fuzz was funny, 300 sucked. And wow The Lonely Hearts, I wanted to see it. But then I saw they put Salma Hayek in it, which just ruins the whole plot for the movie.
7bits 7bits 9 years
I just ran into BestBuy to buy the "special 300" version which has the miniature helmet XD
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Just added Lonely Hearts to my list. Can't wait to see Hot Fuzz. Thanks, Buzz.
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 9 years
I have zilch desire to see 300 and I've barely heard of the the other 2. I'll just watch "Tootsie" again.
nikkih nikkih 9 years
Hot Fuzz is very funny and I will be getting it on DVD...also, I can't wait to get 300 because my man Gerard Butler is just too awesome(and hot)!!!!
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Is 300 out already? Awesome!
oriav9 oriav9 9 years
I am going to buy this right now:) :)
yiddidea yiddidea 9 years
300 was really fun to watch!
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