All of the new DVD releases hit stores (and Netflix) on Tuesdays. So each week in What to Netflix: New DVD Tuesday, I sort through the best of the batch and tell you what to add to your queue. In addition to these titles, you can now check out the second season of Big Love, High School Musical 2, and the indie movie Interview with Steve Buscemi and Sienna Miller.
The Bourne Ultimatum
This third installment in the Bourne series was one of the most refreshing things of the summer movie season. From the looks of my Best Action Flick of 2007 poll, you all seriously enjoyed it as well! This chapter of Bourne's story finds him bopping around Moscow, New York, Paris, Madrid, London, and Tangier as he continues to figure out his past. The DVD version boasts plenty of extras, from the audio commentary and deleted scenes to the many production featurettes, including pieces on the many locations they traveled to and the making of the chase and fight scenes.
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Another of this summer's biggest releases, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix continues the story of the boy (er, teen) wizard as he trains an army of students (Dumbledore's Army) to defend the wizard world against the return of the evil Lord Voldemort.
The new DVD is packed with extras, most of which deal with behind-the-scenes stuff, like a backstage tour led by Natalia Tena (Tonks) and a featurette devoted to the magic of editing. Additionally there are plenty of clips with the actors, some deleted scenes, and way more. Carve out some time in your schedule to tackle this particular set of DVD special features!
Lost — Season Three
For me, the third season of Lost was one of extremes: There were some of the worst episodes and some of the best. The second half of the season completely restored my faith in the show, which had been shaken by the mediocre first half that aired during the Fall of 2006.
In addition to the full season's episodes, spread out among seven discs, there are some intriguing special features. I'm most curious about a featurette called "The Lost Book Club," in which the role of literature in Lost is explored by the show's cast and producers. In addition, there are never-before-seen flashbacks, an examination of "The World of the Others" in which people from the show take a look at the significance of the Others in the world of Lost, and several more featurettes.