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.

May 24th

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Fat Actress: The Complete First Season

Fat Actress: The Complete First Season coming to DVD on 5/24/05.

Combining humor and pathos with the seamlessness of a black and white cookie, FAT ACTRESS explores the challenges and triumphs of overcoming whatever makes someone uncomfortable about themselves.

Two-time Emmy® Award-winning actress Kirstie Alley stars in Showtime's new comedy series that follows the daily struggles of an actress to find love and work in an unforgiving Hollywood. Alley and Brenda Hampton (7th Heaven," "Mad About You") are the creators and executive producers of this unscripted comedy.

June 14th

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Tarzan II



A fun game where you keep the bumbling rogue gorillas Kago and Uto poking at each other while you rescue Tantor.


Click on jungle animals to hear Tantor and Terk's explanations. The narrator is also on hand to make sure you get the correct information.


"The Making of Tarzan II" – learn how the original movie influenced TARZAN II and how Phil Collins developed new music for the film.



Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of Tarzan, came up with an ape language. You can watch the movie in this "Matter-Of-Fact" mode and watch pop-ups explain the language (and other fun jungle facts.) For instance, "Terk" means "ape."


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ESPN Original Entertainment and the creators of "Rounders" have made "Tilt" one of the most talked about shows on TV. Featuring a superb cast and sizzling storylines, "Tilt" is an inside look at professional poker and the seedy Las Vegas backrooms known only to the most dedicated gamblers. Now, for the first time, TILT will be available on a three-disc DVD, loaded with bonus materials. For the show's fans, poker aficionados and those who love great entertainment, TILT is a must-have DVD.

Bonus materials for TILT include an alternate ending for the first season, behind the scenes footage, outtakes, deleted scenes, actor auditions, and much more. There are more than three hours of bonus materials. TILT is available for $49.99 (SRP) for the three-disc DVD on June 14 from ESPN Original Entertainment and Buena Vista Home Entertainment.

DVD Bonus Features

- Alternate Ending

- Deleted Scenes

- Outtakes

- Actor Auditions

- Episode #1 Commentary from Brian Koppelman and David Levien

- On the Set with Mike and Mike

- The 1998 World Series of Poker Final Table

- Virtual Tour of the Colorado Casino with Eddie Cibrian

June 21st

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Bruce Willis ("Die Hard," "Armageddon," "The Sixth Sense") is a cop who faces unthinkable choices in HOSTAGE, on DVD and VHS from Miramax Home Entertainment on June 21. An edge-of-your-seat suspense thriller loaded with action, Willis is a former hostage negotiator, devastated by a disastrous police experience, who hopes to lead a quiet life... until fate brings him face-to-face with the hostage situation he fears the most. HOSTAGE is based on the #1 bestselling novel by Robert Crais.

On DVD, HOSTAGE features: Behind-the-scenes featurette; deleted and extended scenes; and audio commentary from director Florent Siri.

June 28thThe Pacifier

THE PACIFIER is loaded with DVD bonus materials for every member of the family. Included are: outrageous bloopers, deleted scenes, Special Ops TV commercials; "On Set With Brad Garrett: Unpacified;" "On Set With Mr. Diesel: Action Hero and Nice Guy;" and director/writer audio commentary. THE PACIFIER is offered in two DVD versions, widescreen and fullscreen.

July 5thNadine

It's Austin, 1953, and Nadine has made the mistake of posing for the wrong kind of pictures for the wrong kind of man... Now she needs those pictures back and she needs the help of her soon-to-be-ex-husband to get them! Written and directed by two-time Oscar' winner and five-time nominee Robert Benton (Kramer vs. Kramer, Places in the Heart, Nobody's Fool), NADINE stars four-time Oscar' nominee Jeff Bridges (Starman, The Last Picture Show), Oscar' winner Kim Basinger (L.A. Confidential, Cellular) along with Oscar' nominee Rip Torn (Wonder Boys, TV's "Larry Sanders Show"), Jerry Stiller (TV's "Seinfeld" and "King of Queens"), Gwen Verndon (Cocoon) and Glenne Headly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release NADINE on DVD July 5, 2005, at $24.96 SLP.


- Digitally Mastered Audio and Anamorphic Video 1.85

- Audio: English

- Subtitles: English, Japanese, Spanish

- Bonus Previews

- Scene Selections

Forever, LuLu

Music superstar Deborah Harry (Blondie) joins Alec Baldwin (The Cooler, The Hunt for Red October) in his first big-screen film role in FOREVER, LULU, a lighthearted romantic caper flick in the spirit of Desperately Seeking Susan which will debut on DVD July 5, 2005, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment at $24.96 SLP. It’s a frantic comedy of errors when a struggling novelist gets inadvertently tangled up with a pack of gangsters who lead her through one adventure after another.


When a pathological liar meets a beautiful but murderous French fashion model, the two incite a laugh riot in HEXED, a hilarious spoof of erotic thrillers, available on DVD for the first time July 5, 2005, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Written and directed by Alan Spencer, the creator of TV's cult favorite, "Sledge Hammer!" HEX stars Arye Gross (TV's "Ellen," Minority Report) and Claudia Christian (TV's "Babylon 5," Half Past Dead). Wonderfully zany, HEXED piles on the laughter as it careens from one uproarious gag to another.

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