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DVD Tuesday: At long last...Norbit!

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When I saw Norbit in the theater, there were about 60 people in the audience.  Virtually all of them maintained the appropriate funereal silence as the film was slowly excreted through the projector.  One guy, though, was apparently watching the funniest movie he had ever seen.  I imagine he’s one of the few that will be lining up to buy Norbit today.  For the rest of us, it’s probably a couple of good docs, some excellent TV, a Jason Alexander boob-heavy curio and a long overdue (for me, at least) Wack Pack biography.

One dark note this week…the emergence of a new, sinister and completely unnecessary form of DVD.  Actually, I should say a new form of packaging a DVD since there is not really any fresh material on these so-called “steelbook” and “lenticular” editions.  They just look really shiny.  Because I am sick and tired of studios repackaging crap in new boxes, these releases are consigned to “after the jump”.

Maxed Out
The Messengers
Ghosts of Abu Ghraib
Seinfeld: Season 8
CHiPs: The Complete First Season
Rescue Me: The Complete Third Season
Kenneth Keith Kallenbach: American Icon
Senior Trip
Fantastic Voyage (Collector’s Edition)
Twelve O’Clock High (Special Edition)
Hogan’s Heroes: The Complete Series
Bruce Springsteen with the Sessions Band: Live in Dublin
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
The Henry Rollins Show: Season One
SpongeBob SquarePants: Bikini Bottom Adventures
The Best of Chappelle’s Show (Uncensored)
The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: 2-Disc Collector’s Edition
Unholy Matrimony/My Third Wife George (Kinky Couples Double Feature)
French Quarter
The Sand Pebbles

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Fight Club (Collector's Edition Steelbook)Hannibal (Collector's Edition Steelbook)
Die Hard (Special Edition Steelbook)
The Omen (Collector's Edition Steelbook)
The Terminator (Lenticular Edition)
The Abyss (Director's Cut Lenticular Edition)
Robocop (Lenticular Edition)

Photo courtesy of Dreamworks SKG