New Releases Streeting 8/25 (‘Adventureland’, ‘American Son’, ‘Scrubs: The Complete Eighth Season’, ‘Samantha Who?: The Complete Second and Final Season’, ‘Sonny With A Chance: Sonny’s Big Break;’ The Suite Life On Deck: Anchor’s Away!’)
ADVENTURELAND – The most hilariously awful job in the world turns into the most unforgettable summer of a young man’s life in Adventureland, coming to Blu-ray™ Hi-Def and DVD from Miramax Films and Buena Vista Home Entertainment. Director Greg Mottola follows up his runaway hit comedy Superbad with an irreverent and insightful look back at the summer of 1987 and that last bittersweet moment between college and the “real world.” Available in Two-Disc Blu-ray™ Hi-Def, Two- Disc DVD and Single-Disc DVD,
Adventureland will keep viewers in stitches long after the summer is past with its outrageous comedy and array of “funtastic” bonus features. The Blu-ray™ Hi-Def edition also includes a Digital Copy of the movie that can be viewed on an array of electronic devices.
The film boasts a fresh young cast with impeccable comedy pedigrees including Jesse Eisenberg (The Squid and the Whale), Kristen Stewart (Twilight), Martin Starr (Knocked Up), Bill Hader (Tropic Thunder), Kristen Wiig (Extract) and Ryan Reynolds (X-Men Origins: Wolverine). Its irresistible vintage soundtrack rolls back time more than two decades with great ’80s pop songs by iconic music acts of the era, including The Cure, David Bowie, Crowded House, INXS, Lou Reed and more.
AMERICAN SON – A young Marine returns home for what might be the last time in American Son, a gritty and affecting drama coming to DVD on August 25, 2009 from Miramax Films and Buena Vista Home Entertainment. Exclusive bonus features, including interviews with the filmmakers, provide an unflinching look behind the scenes of this cinematic tour de force about a young man’s uncertain coming of age.
A nominee for the 2008 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Award, American Son features commanding performances by an impressive ensemble cast that includes Nick Cannon (Drumline, The Killing Room), Melonie Diaz (Be Kind Rewind, Feel the Noise), Matt O’Leary (Live Free or Die Hard), Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan) and April Grace (I Am Legend, “Lost”) with Jay Hernandez (Quarantine, Grindhouse) and Chi McBride (“Boston Public,” “Pushing Daisies”).
After completing basic training at Camp Pendleton, 19-year-old Marine Mike Holland (Nick Cannon) spends a four-day Thanksgiving leave with his family and friends in Bakersfield. But he can’t bring himself to tell them what comes next for him: his first tour of Iraq. As Mike tries to reconnect with his mother (April Grace), stepfather (Tom Sizemore) and sister (Erica Gluck), and say goodbye to his troubled best friend Jake (Matt O’Leary) before shipping out, he becomes more aware of the precarious future he faces. Instead of spending time with his disintegrating family or the lifelong friend he has left behind, all Nick can think about is seeing Cristina (Melonie Diaz), a young woman he casually flirted with on the bus into town. Torn between past and future, Nick has only a few days to decide between staying a boy and becoming a man.
SCRUBS: THE COMPLETE EIGHTH SEASON – The doctors at Sacred Heart Hospital administer another hilarious dose of their inimitable medicine in Scrubs: The Complete Eighth Season, coming to DVD on August 25, 2009 and Blu-ray for the first time on November 17, 2009. The long-running show’s trademark surrealistic humor reaches a fever pitch in these 19 episodes, including the hysterical and heart-warming two-part season finale.
Nothing is sacred at Sacred Heart Hospital, where Dr. John “J.D.” Dorian (Zach Braff) has survived his internship and become attending physician while Dr. Cox (John C. McGinley) has been kicked upstairs. Along with his best friends and colleagues Turk (Donald Faison), Elliot (Sarah Chalke) and Carla (Judy Reyes), J.D. keeps things rolling at the most unpredictable medical center on television. Packed with whip-smart dialogue and wacky characters, the eighth season of Scrubs once again has audiences in stitches!
Scrubs: The Complete Eighth Season stars Zach Braff (Garden State), Sarah Chalke (“How I Met Your Mother”), Donald Faison (Next Day Air), John C. McGinley (Platoon), Judy Reyes (“Oz”), Ken Jenkins (I am Sam) and Neil Flynn (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull). Season Eight guest stars include Elizabeth Banks (Role Models), Scott Foley (“The Unit”), Christa Miller (“The Drew Carey Show”), Thomas Cavanaugh (“Ed”), Courteney Cox (“Friends”) and Elmo (“Sesame Street”).
SAMANTHA WHO?: THE COMPLETE SECOND AND FINAL SEASON – A young woman gets a second chance at life when amnesia wipes her memory clean in Samantha Who?: The Complete Second and Final Season, coming to DVD from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. This four-disc set, available on August 25, 2009, contains every episode from Samantha Who’s final season, plus a tour of the set with the show’s star, deleted scenes, a conversation with the series’ acclaimed actresses and more entertaining features that go behind the scenes of this witty and heartwarming look at rediscovering one’s identity.
Samantha Newly (Christina Applegate) awakens from an eight-day coma with no memory of her previous life. Unnerved by the discovery that she was a shallow, vain, nonstop partier, Sam vows to reinvent a better self. In Season Two of Samantha Who?, reformed party girl Sam acquires a new beau (James Tupper of “Men in Trees”) and a new job (working with her formerly estranged mom, played by Jean Smart). As she continues to find out just what a bad girl she’s been, Sam is working hard to put together a life with a purpose. What that purpose is, she’s still trying to figure out.
Samantha Who?: The Complete Second and Final Season stars Emmy® winner Christina Applegate (“Friends,” Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy) as Samantha, with Jennifer Esposito (“Rescue Me,” Crash), Kevin Dunn (Vicky Christina Barcelona), Melissa McCarthy (“Gilmore Girls”), Tim Russ (Live Free or Die Hard), Barry Watson (“What About Brian?”) and Jean Smart (“24,” “Designing Women”).
SONNY WITH A CHANCE: SONNY’S BIG BREAK – Four episodes of the latest smash-hit Disney Channel Original Series are now available on DVD. Meet Sonny (Camp Rock’s Demi Lovato), a talented Midwestern girl who relocates to Los Angeles to join the cast of the most popular sketch comedy show for teens and tweens, “So Random!” But life behind the scenes on a Hollywood set is not as idyllic as Sonny imagined, especially because of her fellow performers: the self absorbed Tawni (Tiffany Thornton), suave Nico (Brandon Mychal Smith), funnyman Grady (Doug Brochu), quirky Zora (Allisyn Ashley Arm) and dreamy Chad Dylan Cooper (Sterling Knight), star of the teen drama “Mackenzie Falls” that films in the adjacent studio, and his simmering rivalry with the cast of “So Random!” Sonny With A Chance: Sonny’s Big Break comes with bonus features as well as a bonus world premiere episode on the DVD!
THE SUITE LIFE ON DECK: ANCHORS AWAY! – All-new adventure, fun and excitement on the latest Disney Channel Original Series takes to the seas as tween favorites Dylan and Cole Sprouse reprise their roles from the Emmy-nominated series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. The Suite Life on Deck: Anchors Away! follows twin brothers Zack and Cody Martin (Dylan and Cole Sprouse) and hotel heiress London Tipton (Brenda Song) as they enroll in a semester-at-sea program aboard the SS Tipton. Much to his chagrin, dutiful hotel manager Mr. Moseby (Phill Lewis) must go aboard, too, assuming responsibility for all three. The DVD contains four episodes, including one with Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical) reprising her role as Maddie from the original series, along with many bonus features!