New On Dvd

NEW ON DVD

September 16, 2007|By TIM SWIFT

BROTHERS AND SISTERS: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON

Buena Vista Home Entertainment / $59.99

At first glance, the ABC family drama Brothers and Sisters seems like a Pottery Barn catalog with some movement and dialogue thrown in for good measure. It's lavishly furnished with a strong cast including Sally Field, Calista Flockhart and Rachel Griffiths but leaves you a little cold in its crisp, uncluttered world.

GRINDHOUSE PRESENTS: DEATH PROOF -- EXTENDED AND UNRATED

Weinstein Co. / $29.95

Moviegoers didn't take to Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's Grindhouse, a double-feature homage to low-budget, high-octane '70s B-films. On paper, the Rodriguez/Tarantino team-up seemed like a box-office hit, but ticket buyers balked, leading studio executives to see the extended running time as a factor. So the feature is hacked in half for DVD marketing purposes. In Tarantino's entry, Kurt Russell plays a daredevil driver who's exempt from crash consequences. Grindhouse's other half, Planet Terror -- the one with Rose McGowan and a gun for a leg -- doesn't have a release date.

tim.swift@baltsun.com

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