New Releases on DVD – September 2009

The Art of War II: Betrayal

Agent Neil Shaw comes out of retirement after his martial arts mentor is killed, and uncovers a plot to assassinate U.S. senators. Cast: Wesley Snipes, Athena Karkanis, Winston Rekert, Ryan McDonald, Lochlyn Munro. Rated R

Bridge to Nowhere

Living in a rundown Pittsburgh neighborhood, four lifelong friends come up with a plan to get rich by running a prostitution ring. When their business takes off, they find things get way out of hand. Ben Crowley, Danny Masterson, Bijou Phillips, Daniel London, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Alexandra Breckenridge, Sean Derry, Ving Rhames. Rated R

The Butterfly Tattoo

Seventeen-year-old Chris, living and working in Oxford, falls in love with a free spirited girl named Jenny, find themselves torn apart by the criminal dealings of the adults in their lives. Cast: Duncan Stewart, Jessica Blake, Aidan Magrath, Dan Morgan, Christopher Dane. Based on the novel by Philip Pullman. Not Rated


When a forgotten enemy returns, the fate of the world lies with a spirited princess and an unlikely hero. Take an exciting journey to a spectacular realm of magic, fantasy, romance, and adventure. Voices: Freddie Prinze, Jr., Chris Kattan, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Anne Bancroft, Val Kilmer, Malcolm McDowell, Michael Clarke Duncan, Louis Gossett Jr., Eric Idle, Burt Reynolds, Kelly Ripa, Sally Kellerman. Rated PG

Easy Virtue

A young Englishman marries an American divorcee on the spur of the moment in the South of France and then must return home to face his family. Cast: Jessica Biel, Colin Firth, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Barnes, Kris Marshall, Katherine Parkinson, Christian Brassington, Charlotte Riley, Jim McManus, Pip Torrens. Based on the play by Noel Coward. Rated PG-13


Brian is a mattress salesman who gets swept up into a romance with Harriet when she falls asleep on one of the beds in his store. To win her over, he must compete with her father, an art-collecting loudmouth with a bad back and deep pockets. Cast: John Goodman, Jane Alexander, Zooey Deschanel, Paul Dano, Edward Asner. Rated R

The Golden Boys

In 1905 Cape Cod, three retired sea captains try to lure an attractive middle-aged woman into marriage. Cast: Bruce Dern, David Carradine, Mariel Hemingway, Rip Torn ; Charles Durning ; John Savage ; Angelica Torn ; Christy Scott Cashman ; Jason Alan Smith with a special appearace by Julie Harris. Rated PG


When eleven-year-old Willy moves into the family’s new house, his childhood toy, Gooby, comes to life as a big, scruffy, six-foot-tall creature who helps Willy through rough times with hair-raising and hilarious adventures. Cast: Robbie Coltrane, David James Elliott, Ingrid Kavelaars, Matthew Knight, Eugene Levy. Rated PG

Hannah Montana: The Movie

As Hannah Montana’s popularity begins to take over her life, Miley Stewart, on the urging from her father takes a trip to her hometown of Crowley Corners, Tennessee to get some perspective on what matters in life the most. Cast: Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Jason Earles, Melora Hardin, Vanessa Williams, Billy Ray Cyrus. Rated G

Leaving Barstow

A small-town teenager dreams of a bigger world, but his devotion to his mother and his awakening attraction to a new girl combine to keep him at home. Cast: Michelle Clunie, Kevin Sheridan, Steven Culp. Not Rated

The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

Art Bechstein is a recent college grad and plans on spending his last summer sleepwalking through the exams that will send him far away to a job chosen for him by his gangster father. But when Art meets the beautiful Jane Belliweather and her wild boyfriend, Cleveland, Art’s summer and life change forever.  Based on the novel by Michael Chabon. Cast: Jon Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, Sienna Miller, Mena Suvari, Nick Nolte. Rated R

State of Play

When D.C. reporter Cal McCaffrey is assigned to investigate the murder of an assistant to an up-and-coming politician, he uncovers a conspiracy that threatens to bring down the nation’s power structures. In a town of spin-doctors and wealthy power brokers, he will discover one truth: when fortunes are at stake, no one’s integrity, love, or life is safe. Cast: Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright Penn, Jason Bateman, Jeff Daniels, Helen Mirren. Rated PG-13

X-men Origins: Wolverine

Somewhere in the wilds of northwest Canada, two half-brothers with special powers grow up amid violence. Eventually they will become the near-indestructible warriors known as Wolverine and Sabretooth. Cast: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston, Dominic Monaghan, Ryan Reynolds. Rated PG-13