'Missing' about 1973 Chilean coup

Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2008


Filmmaker Costa-Gavras' 1982 drama starring Jack Lemmon and Sissy Spacek debuts in a new DVD edition featuring a digital restoration and a nice range of extras. Based on the true story of Charles Horman, a journalist who vanished during the 1973 coup in Chile, the film stars Lemmon as Horman's father on a trek to Latin America to unravel the dense mystery surrounding his son's disappearance. Spacek co-stars as Horman's wife. Among the extras are interviews with Costa-Gavras, Horman's real-life wife and Thomas Hauser, whose book was the basis for the film. The two-disc set also has cast and crew interviews from the 1982 Cannes Film Festival and segments with Spacek and other co-stars from a 2002 event marking the film's 20th anniversary. DVD set, $39.95.

'The Incredible Hulk'

The angry green guy returns in a new big-screen incarnation, with Edward Norton taking over as Bruce Banner, the scientist who turns into the Hulk when provoked after an experiment goes wrong. This installment has Banner on the run as he tries to find a cure for his condition, reunite with his girlfriend (Liv Tyler) and battle the Abomination, a fellow beast created by military honchos looking for cool new weapons. A three-disc DVD and two-disc Blu-ray set contain deleted scenes including an alternate opening, segments on transforming Norton into the Hulk and co-star Tim Roth into the Abomination, cast and crew commentary and a digital copy of the movie. The flick also comes in a single-disc DVD release with deleted scenes. Single-disc DVD, $29.98; three-disc DVD set, $34.98; two-disc Blu-ray set, $39.98.

'Casino Royale'

With Daniel Craig set to reprise his James Bond role in "Quantum of Solace," his first 007 adventure arrives in a new DVD version and debuts on Blu-ray. The film takes Bond back to his early days as a raw operative for British intelligence, taking on a terrorism financier in a high-stakes poker tournament and meeting - then losing - the love of his life (Eva Green). The three-disc DVD and two-disc Blu-ray sets have segments on the stunt work, the legacy of Bond women and Craig's preparations to take over a role previously handled by Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan and three other actors. DVD set, $28.96; Blu-ray set, $38.96.

TV on DVD:

"The Man From U.N.C.L.E. The Complete Series" - The full run of the 1960s spy series now comes to general retail stores. The show stars Robert Vaughn and David McCallum as operatives for the United Network Command for Law Enforcement, which battles legions of bad guys bent on taking over the world. DVD set, $199.92.

"Knight Rider: The Complete Collection" - David Hasselhoff returns as the detective whose partner is a souped-up talking car. All 90 episodes from the 1980s action show's four seasons are packed in a 24-disc set. DVD set, $119.98.

"The Outer Limits: The Complete Original Series, Volumes 1-3" - The creepy 1960s anthology show blended science fiction, fantasy and horror to explore human nature. DVD set, $59.98.

"Family Guy: Volume 6" - The animated hit centers on a messed-up family whose dog is brighter than the humans and whose infant child is plotting Armageddon. DVD set, $39.98.

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