It’s Albert Nobbs, out on DVD from Lionsgate. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:
In order to survive in 19th century Ireland, a woman must live and work as a man. But, some thirty years after first donning men’s clothing to fit into her surroundings, Albert Nobbs, finds herself trapped inside a prison of her own making.
Each week, a lot goes on in the world of pop culture. Most of it you don’t care about, but most websites want to tell you about it anyway. Not us. Here, in just over a thousand words, is really the stuff you absolutely need to know. This leaves you more time to…I dunno, sleep or something. I hear that’s an interesting hobby. Enjoy.
Written by: Paul Rudnick, based on the novel by Ira Levin
Directed by: Frank Oz
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Bette Midler, Matthew Broderick, Glenn Close, and Christopher Walken
- Commentary by Director Oz
- Deleted/Extended Scenes
- Gag Reel
- A Perfect World: The Making of The Stepford Wives
- Stepford: A Definition
- Stepford: The Architects
- The Stepford Wives
- The Stepford Husbands
Released by: Paramount
My Advice: Skip It
Written by Tab Murphy, Bob Tzudiker, Noni White, Henry Mayo, David Reynolds, based on the novel Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Directed by Chris Buck and Kevin Lima
Starring Tony Goldwyn, Minnie Driver, Glenn Close, Brian Blessed, Nigel Hawthorne, Lance Henriksen, Wayne Knight, Alex D. Linz and Rosie O’Donnell
- Terk’s Tree Surfing Challenge – 3 All New Games
- DisneyPedia: Living in the Jungle
- Deleted Scenes including Alternate Opening
- Filmmaker’s Audio Commentary
- All-New Music Video featuring The Wildly Popular Everlife
- Music Videos featuring Phil Collins and ‘N Sync
Released by: Disney Home Entertainment
My Advice: Skip it.
Written by: Cory Edwards, Todd Edwards & Tony Leech, based on a story by Cory & Todd Edwards
Directed by: Cory Edwards, Todd Edwards & Tony Leech
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Glenn Close, James Belushi, Patrick Warburton, David Ogden Stiers, Anthony Anderson, Xzibit, Chazz Palminteri, Andy Dick
‘K, that works.
Time: 12 seconds.
Written by: Jon Blair, based around the diary of Anne Frank
Directed by: Jon Blair
Narrated by: Kenneth Branagh and Glenn Close
Released by: Sony Pictures Classics
Anamorphic: No; appears in its orignal 1.66:1 format.
My Advice: At the very least, rent it, but it’s worth owning
There is more to the life and death of the most famous of Hitler’s victims than meets the eye. Anne Frank’s diary only begins to tell the story of her life. What about her father and the rest of ther family? What was the series of events that lead them into that small attic in Amsterdam?
This documentary goes into detail about life in Nazi-controlled Europe at the time and how horrible it was for Jews. However, this documentary doesn’t stop where the play and the movie do. Instead, this goes full force into what happened to the Franks after they were discovered and taken to the concentration camps. I really don’t believe that there can ever be too many documentaries or fictional movies about this time period and what happened. After all, what has happened once can surely happen again. These interviews are priceless and the archival footage that is presented here is second to none. The writing is outstanding and it is beautifully narrated by Branagh. Likewise, Close‘s readings from the diary itself are breathtaking.