10 Best DVD Releases December 2008

Wednesday, January 19 by Stephen Pomposello

If you're looking to find the 10 best DVD releases of December 2008, perhaps these ten DVD releases may come to capture your interest. December 2008 was quite a Christmas treat in the DVD market with releases of big hits like "The Dark Knight" and "Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian." The following DVD releases from December 2008 contain everything from film commentaries, deleted footage, special features, making-of documentaries and much more. All you have to do is press "Play."

  1. "The Dark Knight" Two-Disc Special Edition The follow-up to the legendary smash reboot, "Batman Begins," makes just as big of a mark on DVD as it did theatrically. Complete with IMAX scenes, episodes from Gotham City's premier news program and more, "The Dark Knight" is the perfect December 2008 DVD gift.
  2. "Casablanca" Ultimate Collector's Edition This blockbuster black and white romance classic returned in December 2008 in this three-disc Ultimate Collector's Edition, which contains numerous extras ranging from ten one-sheet reproduction cards, a 48-page picture book and so much more.
  3. "Traitor" Based on a story by Steve Martin, "Traitor" sees that a Muslim man (portrayed by Don Cheadle) with many terrorist connections is under surveillance by an agent (played by Guy Pearce) who is determined to find out all he can about him. This DVD makes for a perfect psychological action flick.
  4. "Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" Based on the fantasy genre novels by C.S. Lewis, "The Chronicles of Narnia" tells the tale of children who are transported to a magical dimension. This latest addition to the series makes for a perfect DVD choice for the whole family.
  5. "Burn After Reading" George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand and John Malkovich star in this Coen brothers-directed spoof of the spy film genre where a disc of memoirs for a former secret government agent causes a series of misinterpretations and misunderstandings.
  6. "The House Bunny" This December 2008 DVD comedy release stars Anna Faris as a Playboy Bunny who has been thrown out of the Playboy Mansion due to her age and thus enters a college sorority instead. Be on the look out for a cameo by Hugh Hefner in this hilarious flick.
  7. "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" In this third chapter of "The Mummy" film franchise, the O'Connell family travels to China where they unveil an ancient curse that results in the unleashing of two different armies of mummies, one led by Jet Li's character. 
  8. "Step Brothers" Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly star as two 40-year-old men who are very immature and becom brothers after their individual parents get married to each other. This unrated December 2008 DVD release is a highly crude and hilarious comedy if you're looking for laughs.
  9. "Death Race" Directed be Paul W.S. Anderson, "Death Race" stars Jason Statham as a successful NASCAR champion-turned-convict who is forced to participate in a big racing game filled with the world's most dangerous criminals and some of the most heavily armed vehicles on the planet.
  10. "Ghost Town" This David Koepp-directed romantic comedy stars Ricky Gervais who suddenly becomes blessed with the ability to see and talk to ghosts. However, they all want something from him, especially Frank Herlihy (Greg Kinnear) who is determined in breaking up his marriage with Gwen (played by Tea Leoni).
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