'I am Legend' not alone on DVD

Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2008

'I Am Legend'

Will Smith can even turn the end of humanity into a blockbuster. Smith's latest sci-fi smash is the third adaptation of Richard Matheson's novel about a researcher who may be the last man alive. Alone with a dog for much of the movie, Smith stars as a survivor desperately seeking a cure to a plague that killed most of the human race and turned the rest into savage cannibals. Single-disc DVD, $28.98; two-disc DVD set, $34.99; Blu-ray, $35.99.


Disney flips its animation legacy on its head with this hit fairy-tale musical about a cartoon princess whose happily ever-after turns into a through-the-looking-glass journey to modern Manhattan. Amy Adams stars as the storybook princess Giselle, who is about to wed her dream beau when her wicked stepmother-to-be (Susan Sarandon) hurls her from the animated realm to real-world New York, where she livens up the shaky life of a single dad. DVD, $29.99; Blu-ray, $34.99.


The second acclaimed collaboration between director Joe Wright and Keira Knightley, who teamed on "Pride and Prejudice," this period drama earned seven Academy Award nominations, including best picture. Set largely in the 1930s, the tragic romance traces the consequences of a terrible lie told by a jealous girl, who makes a false accusation against the new lover of her older sister. DVD, $29.98.

'After Dark Horrorfest'

Debuting on DVD is the second installment of eight fright flicks released in theaters simultaneously under a series called "8 Films to Die For." The titles in this batch are the funeral chiller "Crazy Eights"; the boogeyman tale "Nightmare Man"; the end-of-the-world cannibal story "Tooth and Nail"; the monster yarn "Unearthed"; the mortality thriller "The Deaths of Ian Stone"; the psycho killer saga "Lake Dead"; the mutant chronicle "Mulberry Street"; and the human-sacrifice shocker "Borderland." DVD boxed set, $159.84; single DVDs, $19.98 each.

'The Ice Storm'

The ever-versatile Ang Lee directs this 1997 drama set among parents and teens searching for meaning in the Connecticut suburbs of the 1970s. With a cast led by Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Joan Allen, Christina Ricci, Elijah Wood and Tobey Maguire, the film centers on two families whose adults and youth idle away their time in sexual experimentation, booze and drugs and prying into the lives of others as the Watergate scandal builds on the news in the background. DVD set, $39.95.

TV on DVD:

"Battlestar Galactica: Season Three" - DVD set, $59.98.

"Married With Children: The Complete Eighth Season" - DVD set, $39.95.

"The Untouchables: Season 2, Volume 1" - DVD set, $42.99.

"The Wild Wild West: The Fourth Season" - DVD set, $54.99.

"McHale's Navy: Season Three" - DVD set, $44.99.

"A Pup Named Scooby-Doo: Com-plete 1st Season" - DVD set, $19.98.

"The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show: The Complete Series" - DVD set, $26.99.

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