This Month's Highlights
PLUS: Home Theater and Film Flops
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DVDs to put in your cinephiles’ stockings this month.
|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince|
DVD Release Date: December 8, Warner Home Video
With the next Harry Potter movie not due out until August 2010 at the earliest—and that will only be part one of a two-part series finale—Harry addicts will need this DVD set to get them through an otherwise Potterless winter. The penultimate film in the series gives them lots to pore over, looking for clues as to Snape’s true intentions.
DVD Release Date: December 29, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Got a sci-fi fan in your family? District 9 is reminiscent of some of the most classic sci-fi films of all time, when all the creators had to work with were shoestring budgets and big imaginations (not comic books and other already-established properties). The film explores what happens when misguided aliens accidentally land on Earth and are herded into slums in South Africa, and the DVD features take a look at how they made the aliens look so realistically bug-like without a mega-budget.
(500) Days of Summer
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