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 30th

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When the head of his village's sacred Buddha statue is stolen, simple country boy Ting (Tony Jaa) is sent to Bangkok to retrieve it. Raised by a monk who has trained him in Muay Thai, Ting has vowed to never use his lethal martial arts skills. But once he arrives in the big city, Ting is forced to fight. It's non-stop action as Ting infiltrates Bangkok's seedy underworld and takes on a series of lowlifes and criminals in his quest to obtain the sacred head.

Music video featuring Tony Jaa, Making of the music video, The 8 movements of Muay Thai, Behind-the-scenes stunt footage, Tony Jaa performance at French screening, Tony Jaa performance at NBA game, Promotional vidieo featuring The RZA, Trailer featuring The RZA, & Additional Trailers.

September 13th

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While there are some things people will never say or do, there's nothing they'll never think. Welcome to the private world of Jeremy and Mark -- two very ordinary weirdos. Wannabe pop star Jeremy (Robert Webb) is a lazy man with big ideas, mostly about himself. His old friend and roommate is the astonishingly tragic Mark (David Mitchell), an obsessive loser with a no-pain, no-gain view of the world. In an inventive twist, Jeremy and Mark's inner thoughts can be heard - whether they be dark, stupid, or embarrassingly over-blown. Or sometimes all three...

DVD Features:

- Additional Scenes: Six specially produced stand-alone scenes

- Audio Commentary

September 20th

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With the help of his misfit mechanical friends, a small town robot named Rodney embarks on the adventure of a lifetime as he heads for the big city to pursue his dreams—and ultimately proves that anyone can shine no matter what they're made of.

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Product Type: Sell Through

Media Quantity: 1

Packaging Type: DVD tray (FLP snapper)

Run Time: 63

Closed Captioning: Yes

Sound Track 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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Media Quantity: 1

Packaging Type: DVD tray (FLP snapper)

Run Time: 132

Closed Captioning: Yes

Sound Track 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

September 27th

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The original 1951 film, completely restored & re-mastered

Over 2 hours of special features, which includes two rare silent film adaptations of A Christmas Carol.

BBC Video is proud to present Alastair Sim in this definitive rendition of Charles Dickens' masterpiece, A Christmas Carol. Lovingly restored to its original black-and-white glory, this deluxe special edition gathers an exciting array of bonus features that every fan of this classic film will enjoy. Grace your holidays with the timeless heart-warming story of Ebenezer Scrooge:"a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner!" who is redeemed after suffering a nocturnal visit from three ghosts. Relive the joy as Scrooge awakes to become "as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew."

DVD Features:

- Biographies:

- Other: A Christmas Carol - 1914 Silent Film

- Scrooge - 1922 Silent Film

- A Christmas Carol - December 25, 1950 Radio Play

- A Christmas Carol - December 25, 1965 Radio Play

October 4th

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Halloween will be very, very frightening this year as Warner Home Video (WHV) debuts the chilling Val Lewton Horror Collection October 4. The five-disc collection includes 3 double-feature discs -- Cat People/Curse of the Cat People, I Walked with a Zombie/The Body Snatcher and Isle of the Dead/Bedlam, each of which will also be available separately. Rounding out the collection will be two additional discs exclusive to the gift set collection: The Leopard Man/The Ghost Ship and The Seventh Victim which is double-billed with a new bonus documentary about the famous RKO producer, Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy. The five-disc gift set will sell for $59.92 SRP. The three double-feature DVDs will be available for $19.97 SRP each.

The Lewton Double Features

Cat People/Curse of the Cat People – Cat People, directed by Jacques Tourneur (Out of the Past, I Walked with a Zombie), is the trailblazing first of Lewton's nine horror classics. The film stars Simone Simon portraying a bride who fears an ancient hex will turn her into a deadly panther when she's in passion's grip.

Simon returns in The Curse of the Cat People, a sequel that has become a landmark study of a troubled child that proved to be so astute it has been used in college psychology classes. This gothic-laced mix of fantasy and fright marks Robert Wise's directorial debut.

The double-feature DVD extra content includes:

- Commentary on both movies by Historian Greg Mank, with audio interview excerpts of Simone Simon

- Theatrical trailers

- Subtitles: English, Français & Español (Feature Films Only).

I Walked with a Zombie/The Body Snatcher features two great Val Lewton classics which are based on literary sources. Using the gothic romance of Jane Eyre reset in the West Indies, director Jacques Tourneur and Lewton created I Walked with a Zombie, noted for its overriding terror of the living dead. Frances Dee plays the nurse who witnesses the strange power of voodoo.

Boris Karloff, the most celebrated star in the history of screen horror, stars in the title role in the Lewton adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's The Body Snatcher, directed with subtle calculation by versatile young Robert Wise. A doctor (Henry Daniell) needs cadavers for medical studies and Karloff is willing to provide them – one way or another. This film includes Karloff's famous scene with fellow horror icon Bela Lugosi.

Bonus content on the DVD includes:

- Commentary by:

- Film historians Kim Newman and Steve Jones on I Walked with a Zombie

- Director Robert Wise with Steve Haberman on The Body Snatcher

- Theatrical Trailers

- Subtitles: English, Français & Español (Feature Films Only).

The Leopard Man/The Ghost Ship are two more gems from innovative producer Val Lewton in which he returns to the theme of living dead to instill horror. In The Leopard Man, an escaped leopard provides the catalyst for a foray into fear in which castanets clack wildly, a cemetery is a rendezvous for death and love, and a closed door heightens rather than hides the horror of a young girl's fate. It's the third and final teaming of producer Lewton and director Jacques Tourneur.

Director Mark Robson (Bedlam, Peyton Place) helms the brilliant nautical thriller The Ghost Ship. Richard Dix (Cimarron, The Whistler series) plays the sinister captain whose port of call may be madness.

Double-feature DVD extra content includes:

- Commentary by Director William Friedkin on The Leopard Man

- Theatrical Trailer of The Leopard Man

- Subtitles: English, Français & Español (Feature Films Only).

Isle of the Dead/Bedlam - Boris Karloff headlines these two atmospheric works filled with producer Val Lewton's trademark mix of mood, madness and premeditated dread. In Isle of the Dead Boris Karloff shares a quarantined house with other strangers on a plague-infested and perhaps spirit-haunted island.

St. Mary's of Bethlehem Asylum in 1761 London provides the setting for Bedlam. Here, Karloff gives an uncanny performance as the doomed overseer who fawns on high-society benefactors while ruling the mentally disturbed inmates with an iron fist. Mark Robson, who edited three films for Lewton and directed five, guides both of these films.

DVD special features include:

- Commentary on Bedlam by Film Historian Tom Weaver

- Subtitles: English, Français & Español (Feature Films Only).

The Seventh Victim is Val Lewton's stunner about a Greenwich Village devil cult where six people have broken the clandestine group's code of silence. The same six appear to have died as a result. Now a new member of the group has gone missing. Will she meet the same fate? Kim Hunter debuts as a schoolgirl whose search for her vanished sister unearths an urban lair of devil worshippers. Mark Robson directs the first of his five Lewton films, bringing dark foreboding to moments that include a much-noted pre-Psycho shower scene and a shocker of a subway encounter.

DVD special features include:

- Commentary by Film Historian Steve Haberman

- New Documentary Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy narrated by James Cromwell and features interviews with Val Lewton, Jr., Sara Karloff and directors George Romero, Joe Dante, John Landis, William Friedkin and Robert Wise

- Theatrical Trailer

- Subtitles: English, Français & Español (Feature Film Only).

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Starring Dennis Hopper and Gina Gershon.

Street Date: 10/4/05

MSRP: $19.97

MAP: $14.95

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