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.

February 14th

Movie Picture

Aten-hut, dudes. Fall in with the cadets of Sheldon R. Weinberg Military Academy, where the new arrivals have decided that anything goes. So the first things to go are the rules. In the tradition of Stripes and Police Academy, Up the Academy deploys film-debuting Ralph Macchio and company in a series of raunchy, madcap maneuvers.

Technical Specs

Rating: R

No. of Discs: 1

Disc Configuration: 1) 5-Single Sided

Packaging Type: Amaray Case

Run Time: 87

CC: Yes

Language: English

Subtitles: English, Francais, Espanol

Aspect Ratio: Original Aspect Ratio - 2.35 - Widescreen [16:9 Transfer]

Sound Quality: English: Stereo 2S / Francais: Stereo 2S

Movie Picture

Four years unjustly jailed haven't dampened the spirits or determination of Nikki Finn. The spunky parolee sets out to clear her name - and sets the Big Apple spinning in deliriously funny ways. "Madonna is sexy and funny - a very engaging comedian," Vincent Canby of The New York Times wrote of her work in Who's That Girl.

Technical Specs

Rating: PG

No. of Discs: 1

Disc Configuration: 1) 5-Single Sided

Packaging Type: Ammary Case

Run Time: 93

CC: Yes

Language: English

Subtitles: English, Francais, Espanol

Aspect Ratio: Original Aspect Ratio - 1.78 - Widescreen [16:9 Transfer]

Sound Quality: English: Stereo 2S / Francais: Stereo 2S

November 15th

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World-renowned primatologist Jane Goodall makes her annual RETURN TO GOMBE in this exciting and somewhat heartbreaking visit to the chimpanzee research station she made famous.

Technical Specs

Rating: NR

Run Time: 49

CC: Yes

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen Presentation (1.78)

Language: English (Stereo)

Featurette: On the Road with Dr. Jane Goodall

Movie Picture

MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL: The entire Python gang star in this hilarious retelling of the Knights of King Arthur and their quest for the Holy Grail. AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT: The first Monty Python full-length film features the best of their classic skits and wacky cartoons from their hit TV show. THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN: John Neville and Eric Idle star in this visionary masterpiece about the far-flung fantasies of an 18th-century adventurer.

Technical Specs

Rating: Not Rated

CC: Yes

December 20th

Movie Picture

In an extremely rare decision, the Catholic Church officially recognized the demonic possession of a 19 year-old college freshman. Told in terrifying flashbacks, "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" chronicles the haunting trial of the priest accused of negligence resulting in the death of the young girl believed to be possessed. Inspired by true events, the film stars Laura Linney as the lawyer who takes on the task of defending the priest (Tom Wilkinson) who performed the controversial exorcism.

DVD Features

-Genesis of the Story Featurette

-Casting the Film Featurette

-Visual Design Featurette

January 10th

Pinky (Jeanne Crain), a black woman who works as a nurse in Boston, finds she is able to "pass for white." Afraid her true heritage will be discovered, she leaves her white fiancé (William Lundigan) and returns home to Mississippi. There, she helps her ailing grandmother (Ethel Waters) by caring for her employer (Ethel Barrymore), an imperious plantation owner. When she names Pinky heiress to her estate, the community rises in resentment, triggering a sensational court trial.

Technical Specs

Audio: English - Stereo / English, Spanish, & French - Mono

Language: Dubbed - English, Spanish, & French

Subtitled: English & Spanish

Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 102 minutes

Seven gunmen fight like seven hundred as they take on an army of bandits in this stunning, celebrated masterpiece that launched careers and set new standards of excellence for the genre.

Technical Specs

Rating: PG-13

Run Time: 128

CC: Yes

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen Presentation

Languages: English (5.1, Mono), French and Spanish (5.1)

Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

An impulsive divorcée bears witness to the tortured relationship between her bitter ex-husband, his grief-stricken son and troubled 19-year-old granddaughter.

DVD Features

-The Making-of SARABAND featurette

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