Welcome to MovieWeb's daily DVD announcement column, The Daily Spin.

Everyday at 9:00AM PST we compile a list of titles which have been recently announced by the studios and have been given or rumored with a release date. Click a title below to see the full press release info attached to the release.

Enjoy and stay tuned to MovieWeb for the latest home video announcements, 9:00AM PST, on the dot, Monday through Friday.

August 2nd

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Burned out crime photographer Joe McCormack (John Mellencamp) takes a leave of absence and returns to his childhood home. His Aunt Cora (Louise Fletcher), who raised him, is ailing and being cared for by Laura (Terrylene), a young deaf woman.

DVD Features

-The Making of AFTER IMAGE

-Production Notes by Robert Manganelli

-Portraying Death: The Art of Special Effects Make Up

August 9th

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Get ready for a grossly ghoulish time with Cartoon Network's all-new Halloween DVD! Whether it's sticky-bearded pirates, angry cookie-baking mummies, or chili-borne methane mosnters that pack a powerful stench, there's enough festering fun here to keep you laughing all the way to the grave!

Technical Specs

Packaging Type: Amaray Case

Run Time: 95

CC: Yes

Language: English

Subtitles: English, Francais, Espanol

Aspect Ratio: Original Aspect Ratio - 1.33, Standard [4:3 Transfer]

Sound Quality:

Espanol: Dolby Surround Stereo 2.0

English: Dolby Surround Stereo 2.0

Francais: Dolby Surround Stereo 2.0

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Oil on Ice, narrated by Peter Coyote, is an award-winning documentary that connects the fate of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska and the conflict over drilling for oil there to critical decisions America makes about energy policy and transportation choices. The film examines the battle over one of America's last great wild places, which is currently at the center of a national energy debate.

DVD Features

-Interviews with Rocky Mountain Institute CEO Amory Lovins and Sierra Club CEO Carl Pope.

-Oil On Ice Short Film.

-Grassroots Action Tool kit (with DVD-ROM content and web links)

August 16th

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A hard-hitting police drama starring Ice Cube (“XXX: State of the Union”). In this powerful action thriller, an ambitious rookie cop and his station’s only female deputy uncover widespread corruption and conspiracy when they realize that an innocent man has been jailed for a shocking murder. Suddenly, these two outsiders are forced to make an impossible choice: fit into an unjust system by breaking the law they’re sworn to uphold... or break the unwritten code of silence that could be their only protection.

DVD Features

-Feature commentary with Writer/Director Charles Burnett and Composer Stephen James Taylor.

-A conversation with Charles Burnett

-Film scoring with Stephen James Taylor

All hands on deck! In the fifth of 10 Astaire/Rogers pairings, Fred trades his top hat for a sailor's cap, Randolph Scott gets the girl (pre-Nelson Harriet Hilliard), Ginger gets a tap solo and viewers get the unending delight of seven sparkling Irving Berlin numbers, including Let Yourself Go, We Saw the Sea, the Duo's zany I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket skit and their sublimely powerful Let's Face the Music and Dance.

DVD Features

-Follow the Fleet: The Origins of Those Dancing Feet

-Musical Short Melody Master: Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra and Classic Cartoon Let It Be Me

August 23rd

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Oliver (Ashton Kutcher) and Emily (Amanda Peet), both having reached a crossroads in their lives, begin a brief romance on board a flight from LA to NYC. They quickly part company, declaring that they couldn’t be more wrong for each other. Although life keeps bringing them back together over the next seven years, the timing never seems right. As they search for love and a relationship that isn’t fated for disaster, both Oliver and Emily come to think that what they might really have together is something a lot like love.

Technical Specs

Rating: PG-13

Rating Reason: Sexual Content, Nudity, And Language. Run Time: 107

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 enhanced for 16x9 TV screens and, separately 1.33:1 formatted 4x3

Sound: Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound

Language: Audio: English, French, Spanish

Subtitles: French, Spanish

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In ONCE AND AGAIN, a divorced man (Bill Campbell) and a soon-to-be-divorced woman (Sela Ward) struggle with their relationship as they balance the needs of their kids and their careers. They face many challenges that push them to the limit, both as a couple and as individuals – parenting, divorce, infidelity, financial hardship, and even death. But they continue to move forward with a life together, while they try to maintain a semblance of normalcy in the lives of their conjoined families. ONCE AND AGAIN uniquely lets the viewer into the characters’ minds through brief “interviews” mixed through the show’s episodes.

DVD Features

-Episode commentary with creators Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz.

Technical Specs

Rating: TV-14

Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1, formatted 4x3

Sound: Dolby® Digital Stereo Sound

September 6th

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A stentorian narrator tells us that the USA was flooded with Nazi spies in 1939-41. One such tries to recruit college grad Bill Dietrich, who becomes a double agent for the FBI. While Bill trains in Hamburg, a street-accident victim proves to have been spying on atom-bomb secrets; conveniently, Dietrich is assigned to the New York spy ring stealing these secrets. Can he track down the mysterious "Christopher" before his ruthless associates unmask and kill him?

DVD Features

-Commentary by Film Noir Historian Eddie Muller

-Original Press Booklet

-Photo Gallery

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