This post is just a reminder to you (and me) of what special we can be looking for on the DVD shelves in the coming months.
On June 13th, you can get your hands on special editions of camp classics Valley of the Dolls and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, both with a plethora of bonus footage from 20th Century Fox.
On June 27th, Michael Haneke's latest (and, maybe even, his best?) Caché hits shelves from Sony. I will be posting a review of Funny Games in the coming days.
Lionsgate has just announced (nearly 10 years too late) the popular French thriller about sex, infidelity, murder, and apartment-dwelling L'Appartement, starring Vincent Cassel, Romaine Bohringer, and Monica Bellucci, on August 22nd. You have already had the misfortune of seeing the American remake, Wicker Park.
IFC Films, now distributed by Genius Products, is bringing us three films on August 8th, most importantly Lars Von Trier's Manderlay. You can also find Sorry, Haters and CSA: The Confederate States of America on the same day.
For TV fans (or better yet, people who like good comedy), the third and final season, prematurely ended, of Arrested Development on August 29th. You can also pick up the third season of Nip/Tuck, but be forewarned, the final episode is easily the anticlimax of the year. On the 1st of August, you can also get the fifth season of Larry David's brilliant Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Tartan will be releasing the final part in Park Chan-wook's vengeance trilogy, Lady Vengeance, on September 26th. The trilogy begun with Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and Oldboy.
If high school film noir is your cup of tea, Focus Features' Brick will be out on August 8th, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Lukas Haas.
Criterion will release Eric Rohmer's Six Moral Tales as well as Noah Baumbach's quintessential 90s comedy, Kicking and Screaming, with Parker Posey in August.
And, finally, though I'm forgetting some others, in December, Home Vision will release Benoit Jacquot's À tout de suite.