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The Legend of Zelda: The Complete Animated Series

Zelda, when not accompanying Link on Triforce retrieval missions or being kidnapped, is bafflingly obsessed with cleaning the castle.

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The Longest Yard: Widescreen Collector’s Edition (2005)

Given the prison's largely nonwhite population, Paul's friendship with Caretaker (Chris Rock) is invaluable in assembling the team.

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Count Duckula - The Complete First Season

Despite the sheen of ostensible family-friendly cartoon antics, the series consistently hinges on the trio's passive-aggressive loathing for one another.

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	Baaba Maal: Baaba Maal: Senegal [DVD and CD]

Baaba Maal: Senegal is a trip to another world with Baaba leading the way through music, dance, and spirituality.

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Once and Again: The Complete Second Season

Some of us want to see messy, contradictory lives on screen. We find escape enough in knowing that, as much as the problems feel familiar, they are not precisely our own.

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	Metallica: The History of Metallica: Out of the Loop [DVD]

Everything about this DVD reeks of crass exploitation at its worst.

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Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (1984)

Even though the series focuses on German suffering, it does not avoid German racism, anti-Semitism, and intolerance.

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11 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Rockers (1977)

For the last 25 years, Rockers has passed the spirit of Roots, Rock and Reggae on to successive generations. A remastered and re-released DVD promises to continue its legacy.

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11 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Over the Edge (1979)

Revisiting Over the Edge is always an education, especially if you grew up watching it repeatedly, as I did.

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Drawn Together - Season One

The roommates are dysfunctional, narcissistic wrecks who fall in and out of fake love, toasty hot tubs, and bottomless Jack Daniels bottles (literally, since this is a cartoon).

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

For all its possibilities -- and its crazily pleasant animations --the movie takes a more or less conventional narrative shape.

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Twelfth Night (1988): Anton Lesser, Richard Briers, Abigail McKern, Caroline Langrishe

Meticulously straightforward, Paul Kafno's direction of Twelfth Night suits Kenneth Branagh's inconspicuous stage direction.

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	Dizzy Gillespie: A Night in Havana: Dizzy Gillespie in Cuba [DVD]

DG can also mean Deo gratias, and this, by the grace of God, is Dizzy Gillespie in terrific trumpet form when not bringing together his verbal reflections on jazz, its African cultural roots, and continuities across political boundaries and stormy, oily seas.

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Toy Story: 10th Anniversary Edition (1995)

Ten years on, much of Pixar's Toy Story, the first computer-animated feature film, is as sweet and smart as ever.

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5 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Rock School (2004)

Director/DP Don Argott is nothing if not enthusiastic about his film, Rock School, and all the choices that went into it.

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4 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Layer Cake (2004)

Daniel Craig ensures that you see XXXX's mind wheels turning as he confronts each new impasse.

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3 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	New Order: Item [DVD]

This new two-DVD set from New Order reveals a band comfortably situated between art and commerce.

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Benny Hill: The Early Naughty Years - Complete and Unadulterated (Volume 3)

Benny Hill will always be the bastard stepchild of British sketch comedy.

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So Wrong They’re Right (1993) - PopMatters Film Review
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However much one admires their chutzpah and the enthusiasm of their subjects, So Wrong They're Right proves to be more entertaining than edifying.

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Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin - The Untold Story

Stewie's time-continuum meddling focuses on insuring that he ends up with a non-retail job and a more tastefully decorated apartment. This is not 12 Monkeys.

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