What's new on DVD Tuesday? We'll bookend this roundup with the two best releases. Links to add them to your queues provided because I'm sweet and helpful like that.
Coraline - I loved the use of 3D in Coraline so I'm wondering how it will transfer to the flatter world of home entertainment: Will that tunnel into Other Mother be as beckoning? Would the transformative acrobatic sister act pay off quite so well? Even if they won't, the film's imaginative visuals and fun character play will pull you into its rewarding tale of a bored little girl suddenly fighting for her soul and her parent's lives in a fantasy world that's not quite like her own. Coraline's journey is often compared to Alice's trip through the looking glass or down the rabbit hole. Miyazaki's Spirited Away was also described that way.
Manners served as a producer on nearly 160 episodes of the series and directed more than 50, receiving four shared Emmy nominations for his work. At the time of his death, he was a director and executive producer on the CW series "Supernatural."
Manners' career started as a second assistant director on the 1971 feature "Valdez is Coming," which was produced by his father, Sam Manners.
The younger Manners also directed multiple episodes of such TV shows as "Charlie's Angels," "Simon & Simon," "21 Jump Street" and "The Adventures of Brisco County Jr."
Manners is survived by his wife, Marline; his daughters, Jessica and Chelsea; his parents, Sam and Joyce Manners; his brother, Kelly, who is the line producer on Fox's new Joss Whedon series "Dollhouse"; and his sister,
Graham plays Hope, an aspiring musician who moves to Hollywood to find success but ends up working the overnight shift at a run-down diner. She develops with junkie boyfriend (Sisto) a relationship as addictive as the heroin they share. Busey, Harper and Hamilton play some of the seedy Los Angeles denizens she encounters along the way.
Australian director Alan White's first American film premiered at November's AFI Film Fest. The producers on Broken are Brian R. Etting and Walk on the Beach Prods.' Jerry Wayne, who also financed the project. White's feature credits include Risk and Erskineville Kings.
Truly Indie will release Broken on Oct. 5 in New York, followed by distribution in Los Angeles and three other cities during the month.
The deal was negotiated by Wayne with Truly Indie executive director Kelly Sanders and head of business and legal affairs Jason Janego.
Set in the contemporary crime world of Melbourne, Australia, Macbeth features Sam Worthington, star of James Cameron's upcoming 3-D sci-fi film Avatar, as the title character. The film closely follows the original text, infusing it with modern-day sex scenes and violence.
The unrated feature will debut June 15 in Seattle, followed by openings throughout August in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Austin.
Macbeth won 2006 Australian Film Institute Awards for costume design and production design.
Aussie director Wright's credits include Romper Stomper, starring Russell Crowe, and Cherry Falls.
Truly Indie is a program for filmmakers seeking self-distribution at theaters nationwide. The distribution deal was negotiated by Union Station, Arclight, the film’s producer Martin Fabinyi and Truly Indie executive director Kelly Sanders.
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