20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is known for the quality of their productions. They recently announced what their Summer DVD Slate is going to be and we're happy to share it with you!

New Releases:

Reno 911: Miami - The Movie - June 19:

Law enforcement has never been funnier than Nevada's finest are packin' heat in Reno 911: Miami - The Movie, the feature film debut of the hit Comedy Central series debuting on both rated and outrageously unrated DVD.

Sweet Land - July 10:

A love story set against the backdrop of the 1920s American immigrant experience, Sweet Land, the critically acclaimed independent film named to Entertainment Weekly's list of the 10 best movies of 2007

The Darwin Awards - July 31:

Honoring the betterment of the human race by saluting those whose ill-advised folly removes them from the gene pool, The Darwin Awards makes the leap from the pages of the cult favorite books to comedic satire feature film starring Joseph Fiennes and Winona Ryder.

The Ultimate Gift - August 21:

Based on the inspirational novel by best-selling author Jim Stovall, The Ultimate Gift is a moving story following a spoiled young man's crash course on life with twelve tasks - or "gifts" - devised by his grandfather to ultimately lead him to determine what's most important in life.

TV On DVD:

The Practice, Vol. 1 - June 12:

Critically-acclaimed for its portrayal of defense attorneys striving to lead ethical lives in an unethical arena, The Practice quickly became the cure for the common courtroom drama when it premiered in 1997. The series' first season earned an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama, as well as wins for Camryn Manheim for Outstanding Supporting Actress and John Larroquette for Outstanding Guest Actor.

Picket Fences: Season 1 - June 19:

Life in a small town is not so simple in Rome, Wisconsin where things never seem to be business as usual in creator David E. Kelly's (Boston Legal) critically-acclaimed and irresistibly quirky drama "Picket Fences." One of the most in-demand television series requested by fans to be released on DVD, the Picket Fences: Season 1 DVD debuts as a six-disc collection on June 19th from Fox Home Entertainment featuring all 22 original episodes including the series pilot.

Prison Break: Season Two - August 21:

Featuring the same intense fusion of suspense, action and drama that initially made the series a runaway hit, Prison Break Season Two is cut loose from restrictions of its locked-down first season, making full use of the newfound freedom with inventive set-pieces and expansive plotlines.

Land of the Giants - The Complete Series - June 12:

From the creative mind of science-fiction and television legend Irwin Allen (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea) and the final piece of the Allen library to be released on DVD, Land Of The Giants: Complete Series - Limited Edition gained a cult following in the late 1960s as it chronicled the adventures of The Spindrift, a commercial spaceship and its passengers.

Catalog Titles:

Classic Sci-Fi Voyages - June 5:

Journey into the vast depths of the sea and the human body to explore the unknown with three sci-fi classics as they make arrive on DVD including Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: Global Warming Edition, Fantastic Voyage: Special Edition and the DVD debut of Neptune Factor.

Special Edition War Classics - June 5:

Fox Home Entertainment celebrates America's fighting men by giving two-disc special edition treatment to three wartime cinema classics, including The Sand Pebbles, Twelve O'Clock High, and Von Ryan's Express. Each DVD comes fully-loaded with an arsenal of all-new bonus materials, including audio commentaries, documentaries, historical and production featurettes, still galleries and much, much more.

Joan Collins: Superstar Collection - July 10:

Rocketing to icon status as a conniving and scheming villain of nighttime soap opera fame, award-winner Joan Collins' expansive resume includes more than 60 films, dozens of television programs and stage plays. Arriving as a five-disc DVD set, Joan Collins: Superstar Collection is a sampling of the renowned actress' early works and is loaded with bonus features such as audio commentaries, still galleries, restoration comparisons and theatrical trailers.

Die Hard Collection - July 19:

Twelve terrorists. One Cop. Forty stories of sheer adventure. The odds are against John McClane... and that's just the way he likes it. Showcasing the explosive film franchise that changed the face of the action genre, the Die Hard Collection brings all the crackling thrills from Die Hard, Die Hard 2: Die Harder and Die Hard With A Vengeance to DVD in the ultimate action-packed box set, along with an exclusive bonus disc featuring all-new materials and Movie Money for the hotly-anticipated latest entry in the lexicon: Live Free or Die Hard.

Special Interest:

Reel Talent: First Films By Legendary Directors - August 21:

They are innovators and visionaries, men whose creative spirit has forged the narrative landscape for our modern mythologies and pop-cultural consciousness. Spanning galaxies, genres and generations, their collective works have made unique and indelible impressions upon the industry and the movie-going public... but they all have one thing in common: they all trace their roots to USC film school, at theSchool of Cinematic Arts. Featuring 12 student films from these film and television moguls just as they were beginning their respective careers, Reel Talent: First Films by Legendary Directors treats film enthusiasts to a rare glimpse into the formative early works of legends, luminaries, hit-makers and household names, including George Lucas. Robert Zemeckis, Shawn Levy, Stephen Sommers, Jon Turteltaub, James Foley, Kevin Reynolds, Richard Kelly and Richard Bare.

MGM Titles:

MGM Movie Legends - May 22:

MGM Home Entertainment proudly presents The MGM Movie Legends Collections, a DVD series showcasing some of Hollywood's most legendary actors, directors and films. The first set features the MGM Movie Legends Gary Cooper Collection and the MGM Movie Legends Peter Sellers Collection.

The Sergio Leone Anthology - June 5:

A director whose stylistic and unflinchingly graphic depictions of the Old West elevated a marginalized genre to an art form and influenced today's filmmakers, Italian auteur Sergio Leone's greatest Western works saunter onto DVD in The Sergio Leone Anthology. This classic collection includes The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, A Fistful Of Dollars, For A Few More Dollars and for the first time ever on DVD, A Fistful Of Dynamite.

Stephen King DVD Collector's Set - July 3:

Relive every terrifying twist and terror from the master of macabre when MGM Home Entertainment unearths the Stephen King DVD Collector's Set featuring four of his classic films including Misery, The Dark Half, Carrie (TV Movie) and Needful Things.

MGM Film Noir - July 10:

Hollywood's most celebrated film noir masterpieces rise from the dark with four classic black-and-white crime dramas including The Woman in the Window, A Bullet for Joey, The Stranger and Kansas City Confidential.

Red Dawn: Collector's Edition - July 17:

As a small Midwestern town is invaded by Soviet forces, a group of high school students-turned-refugees fights for their family, their friends and their country in Red Dawn: Collector's Edition. Loaded with all new bonus material, the film stars Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, Lea Thompson and C. Thomas Howell.

Robocop 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition - August 21:

The ultimate cyborg super-cop returns to active duty when the Robocop 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition two-disc hits the streets fully-loaded with an arsenal of all-new explosive bonus materials including an extended cut of the film, audio commentaries, featurettes, deleted scenes, plus a limited edition collectible steel packaging.

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Evan Jacobs