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.

October 18th

Movie Picture

After their ship is sunk in the Atlantic by Germans, eight people are stranded in a lifeboat, among them a glamorous journalist (Tallulah Bankhead), a tough seaman (John Hodiak), a nurse (Mary Anderson) and an injured sailor (William Bendix). Their problems are further compounded when they pick up a ninth passenger - the Nazi captain from the U-boat that torpedoed them.

DVD Features

-Full Screen Feature

-Commentary by Drew Casper

-The Making of Lifeboat

-Still Gallery

This movie is an inside look at the life of heroin addicts who hang out in "Needle Park" in New York city. Played against this setting is a love story between Bobby (Al Pacino), a young addict and hustler, and Helen(Kitty Winn), a homeless girl who finds in her in Bobby the stability she craves. She becomes addicted too, and life goes downhill for them both as their addiction deepens, eventually leading to a series of betrayals.

Technical Specs

Audio: English: Stereo / English & French: Mono

Language: Dubbed: English & French / Subtitled: English & Spanish

Aspect Ratio: Disc 1 side 1: 1.85:1 / Disc 1 side 2: 1.33:1

Run Time: 110

Rating: PG

July 26th

Movie Picture

A touching yet humorous film about a woman who finds her and her daughters' lives changed by a former baseball star who steps into her life as her drinking buddy.

DVD Features

-Audio Commentary: Commentary #1 with Director Mike Binder, Joan Allen and moderated by filmaker Rod Lurie

-Deleted Scenes: Deleted scenes with commentary by Director Mike Binder (approx. 10 minutes)

-Documentary: 30 minute look at the film

August 2nd

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On January 15 1955, The Benny Hill Show began its long and groundbreaking run on BBC television. Featuring sketches never broadcast in America, this hilarious medley contains vintage material from Benny when his cheeky humor established him as one of England's funniest - and naughtiest - comedians.

DVD Features

-Cast bios

-30 minutes of previously unreleased sketches

Clawdette the Black Cat (voice by Kathleen Turner) wants to introduce you to a ghoulish gallery of nature's creepiest creatures. You'll come face-to-fang with everything that slithers, sscuttles, flaps, or attacks in this hair-raising, skin-crawling festival of fright. There are lots of horribly good songs and fun along the way. You're sure to come down with a frightful case of thrills and chills in this terrific tour of natures nasties!

Technical Specs

Packaging Type: Amaray Case

Language: English

Movie Picture

Nick and Nora Charles cordially invite you to bring your own alibi to The Thin Man, the jaunty whodunit that made William Powell and Myrna Loy the champagne elite of sleuthing. Bantering in the boudoir, enjoying walks with beloved dog Asta or matching each other highball for highball and clue for clue, they combined screwball romance with mystery.

Technical Specs

Rating: Not Rated

Packaging Type: Amaray Case

Language: English

Subtitles: English, Francais, Portuguese, Espanol

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

Sound Quality:

Francais: Mono 1.0

English: Mono 1.0

August 23rd

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Based on the award winning play by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, this poignant and colorful drama tells the inspirational story of a courageous woman, Nanny, whose spirit and strength served as the foundation for a struggling community trying to survive during the segregation era.

DVD Features

-Audio Commentary with director George C. Wolfe and writer Ruben Santiago-Hudson

August 30th

Movie Picture

It was a time of heroes. Well, almost. They were hearty men in those days. Men who, like Bartholomew Hunt and Leslie Edwards, made sure that when adventure called, it got a wrong number. Chris Farley and Matthew Perry team with director Christopher Guest (Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show) to venture into uncharted comedy territory.

Technical Specs

Rating: PG-13

Rating Comments: Crude humor and nudity

Packaging Type: Amaray Case

Run Time: 90

CC: Yes

Language: English

Subtitles: English, Francais, Espanol

Aspect Ratio: Original Aspect Ratio - 1.85, Widescreen [16:9 Transfer]

Sound Quality:

English: Dolby Surround 5.1

Francais (Quebec): Dolby Surround 5.1

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