DVD Releases for June 29, 2010

Hot Tub Time Machine (R)

Say hello to neon, synth pop and big hair! In Hot Tub Time Machine, four friends get a jolt of excitement in their humdrum lives when a ski resort hot tub takes them back in time. Once they warm up to being back in the 1980s, the real fun begins, as they dream up the myriad ways to capitalize on the strange ride — starting with with an invention that would mix Twitter with — wait for it — Viagra. (John Cusack [Adam], Craig Robinson [Jacob], Rob Corddry [Lou])

 

The White Ribbon (R)

Payback, as they say, sucks. Shortly before World War I, strange events begin to take place in a small, devout town in rural Germany. As the local body count and string of mishaps begins to rise, it soon seems that the town’s repressed and abused children could be at core of the thickening mystery. (Burghart Klaussner [the pastor], Fion Mutert [Sigi])

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When You’re Strange: A Film About The Doors (R)

When Jim Morrison, the hunky frontman for The Doors, was found dead in his Paris apartment in 1971, it was the end of an era for a band that defined the times. It was only the beginning, however, of The Doors’ true influence and status as one of the most iconic rock bands during a time of tumult — not to mention sex, drugs and rock and roll. When You’re Strange uses documentary footage to revisit the band’s heyday — and reinterpret it for a new generation of seekers. (Tom DiCillo [director], Johnny Depp [narrator])

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