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.

November 1st

Movie Picture

In the town of Ranchipur, four people find their lives become entwined by unexpected feelings and events they cannot control. Tom Ransome (George Brent), son of an English earl, is living a painter's life. He is pursed by Brenda Joyce, a flirtatious young English girl who adores him. Lady Esketh (Myrna Loy) is a beautiful bored sophisticated and Tom's former girlfriend. And Major Rama (Tyrone Power) is the dedicated Hindu surgeon who captures her heart. When a catastrophic earthquake and flood bring disaster to India, all their lives are forever transformed by the striking clash between good and evil, duty and forbidden love.

DVD Features

-Commentary by Film Historians Anthony Slide and Robert Birchard

-Still Gallery

Movie Picture

Unable to endure another mind-numbing day at Initech Corporation, cubicle slave Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingston) gets fired up and decides to get fired. Armed with a leisurely new attitude and a sexy new girlfriend (Jennifer Aniston), he soon masters the art of neglecting his work, which quickly propels him into the ranks of upper management! Now the stage is set for Peter to carry out a high-tech embezzling scheme that's sure to mean the end of his job and a one-way ticket to easy street. Can he pull it off before all corporate hell breaks loose?

DVD Features

-Out of the Office: An Office Space Retrospective with Mike Judge

-Deleted Scenes: Peter Lies to Lumbergh, Happy Hour and Chotchkies, Peter Goes off on Nina, & Tom's Mixed Heritage Called into Question

-Thearical Trailer

-DVD-ROM audio

-Visual downloads

October 4th

Movie Picture

Wesley Snipes plays a half-mortal, half-immortal charged with ridding the earth of a race of vampires led by Stephen Dorff in this action-packed blockbuster.

Technical Specs

No. of Disks: 1

Language: English

Rating: R

Movie Picture

A young man struggling to access sublimated childhood memories finds a technique that allows him to travel back to the past. Occupying his childhood body, he is able to change history. But every change he makes has unexpected consequences.

Technical Specs

Rating: R

Rating Reason: violence, sexual content, language and brief drug use

No. of Disks: 1

Language: English

Movie Picture

This hilarious Christmas film tells the tale of a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts on Christmas Eve and is transported back to the North Pole and raised as an elf. Years later Buddy learns he is not really an elf and goes on a journey to New York City to find his true identity.

Technical Specs

No. of Disks: 1

Language: English

Rating: PG

Rating Reason: some mild rude humor and language.

October 18th

Movie Picture

Batman Begins explores the origins of the Batman legend and the Dark Knight's emergence as a force for good in Gotham. In the wake of his parents' murder, disillusioned industrial heir Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) travels the world seeking the means to fight injustice and turn fear against those who prey on the fearful. He returns to Gotham and unveils his alter-ego: Batman, a masked crusader who uses his strength, intellect and an array of high tech deceptions to fight the sinister forces that threaten the city.

DVD Features

-DVD ROM Features: Batman Begins Mobile Game Demo & Weblinks

-Documentaries:

Genesis of the Bat: Batman Incarnations from the Mid-1980s to the Present

The Journey Begins: Creative Concepts

Story Development and Casting

Shaping Mind and Body: Fighting Style

Gotham City Rises: Production Design

Cape and Cowl: The New Batsuit

The Tumbler: The New Batmobile

-Path to Discovery: Filming in Iceland

-Saving Gotham City: The Monorail Chase Sequence

-Featurette: Confidential Files Character/Weaponry Gallery

-Interactive Menus: INNER DEMONS COMIC: Explore the special features through an exclusive interactive comic book

-Exclusive collectible 72-page comic book

-Detective Comics #37 - the very first Batman story

-Batman: The Man Who Falls - a classic story that inspired Batman Begins

-Batman: The Long Halloween - a chilling excerpt that also inspired the film

October 25th

Movie Picture

Historic filmmaking! 2 filmmakers take on the same film. The original prequel to The Exorcist by Paul Shrader. The film traces the story of Father Lankester Merrin (Stellan Skarsgard) back to his first encounter with the Devil in post-WW II Africa.

Technical Specs

Rating: R

Rating Reason: strong violence and disturbing images

No. of Disks: 1

Run Time: 116

CC: Yes

Language: English

Subtitles: English, Francais, Espanol

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen [16:9 Transfer]

Sound Quality: English - Dolby Surround 5.1

An official selection in the 2005 Cannes Film festival, GUS VAN SANT'S LAST DAYS is inspired by the final hours of Kurt Cobain. The film introduces us to Blake (Michael Pitt, The Dreamers), a brilliant, but troubled musician. Success has left him in a lonely place, where livelihoods rest on his shoulders and old friends regularly tap him for money and favors. The film follows Blake through a handful of hours spent in and near his wooded home... a fugitive from his own life.

Technical Specs

Rating: R

Rating Reasonn: language and some sexual content

No. of Disks: 1

Packaging Type: Amaray Case

Language: English

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen [4:3 Transfer], Widescreen [16:9 Transfer]

Sound Quality: English - Dolby Surround 5.1, Francais - Dolby Surround Stereo 2.0

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