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By admin Published: June 29, 2010

Release info on "Solitary Man" (currently at Cedar Lee), "Fanboys," "Loose Screws," "Being Human" Season 1. After the jump.

Here's the "Solitary Man" release:

The critically acclaimed Solitary Man, a perceptive and candid portrait of a man whose winning ability to draw people in might also cause him to lose everything and everyone he cares about, comes to Blu-ray™ and DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment on September 7th, 2010. Starring Academy Award® winner Michael Douglas, and from the makers of Rounders and the Academy Award® nominated The Illusionist, Solitary Man will be available for an SRP of $39.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $29.98 for the DVD.

A critical favorite during its theatrical run, Solitary Man also stars Mary-Louise Parker (“Weeds”) Jenna Fisher (“The Office”), Jesse Eisenberg (Holy Rollers, Zombieland), Imogen Poots (28 Days Later) with Susan Sarandon (Wall Street II, The Lovely Bones) and Danny DeVito (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) – whom Douglas has co-starred in several films with over the years, including Romancing the Stone, Jewel of the Nile, and The War of the Roses.

Michael Douglas, as Ben Kalmen, leads a brilliant all-star cast with his “triumphant performance” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) in this smart and sophisticated comedy. Ben had a thriving career, a beautiful family, and a luxury apartment in the heart of Manhattan, but the same irresistible charm that got him to the top is also the cause of his downfall. He desperately attempts to regain his status the only way he knows how: through a woman. But when his wandering eye turns to the wrong woman, he looks to his family, and long time friend (Danny DeVito), to help get him back on his feet again – only this time he’s got nothing to lose.

The Solitary Man Blu-ray™ and DVD include the following special features:

Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Brian Koppelman, Director David Levien and Actor Douglas McGrath
Solitary Man: Alone in a Crowd – Behind the scenes with the cast of Solitary Man
Theatrical Trailer

And "Fanboys":

Driven by passion, friendship and the power of “The Force,” four buddies hit the road in search of a galaxy far, far away in FANBOYS, coming to Blu-ray Disc on July 27 from The Weinstein Company and Vivendi Home Entertainment. A raucous road trip comedy fueled by heart and an untainted love of the greatest movie saga of all time, FANBOYS follows a group of Star Wars fans as they hilariously attempt the impossible. Their mad plan: to break into George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch to see Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace a full six months before its worldwide release. Starring Dan Fogler (Balls of Fury), Kristen Bell (Forgetting Sarah Marshall), Jay Baruchel (Tropic Thunder) and Sam Huntington (Superman Returns), FANBOYS also features an all-star line-up of outrageous cameo appearances, including the Star Wars saga’s Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams and Ray Park, along with Seth Rogen (Zack and Miri Make A Porno), Kevin Smith (Live Free or Die Hard), Jason Mewes (Zack and Miri Make A Porno), Will Forte (MacGruber), Danny McBride (“Eastbound & Down”), Christopher MacDonald (Superhero Movie), Danny Trejo (Machete), Jamie King (Sin City), Ethan Suplee (“My Name Is Earl”), and William Shatner (“Boston Legal,” “Star Trek”).

The FANBOYS Blu-ray Disc includes a galaxy of bonus features including commentary by cast and crew, deleted scenes, webisodes and much more. It contains four new bonus features exclusive to the Blu-ray Disc release: An Introduction To The Film By Director Kyle Newman & Producer Matthew Perniciaro, Fanboys Goes Global, Fanboys The Comic Book, Fanboys The Gallery. It will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.97

Synopsis
Four estranged buddies embark on a hilarious road trip across the country in a last ditch effort to reclaim their friendship. Star Wars fans since childhood, their goal is to break into George Lucas’ private Skywalker Ranch in an attempt to see a rough cut of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace before its worldwide theatrical release.

Bonus Materials

Introduction To The Film By Director Kyle Newman & Producer Matthew Perniciaro
Commentary By Cast And Crew
Deleted Scenes
The Truth About Fanboys
Star Wars Parallel
4 Fanboys & 1 Fangirl
The Choreography
Disturbances In The Force: A Series Of Webisodes
Fanboys Goes Global
Fanboys, The Comic Book
Fanboys, The Gallery

"Loose Screws":
After delivering the DVD debut of Screwballs last year, Severin Films revisits the Canuxploitation-teen-sex-comedy genre for the film’s epic sequel, LOOSE SCREWS. Available for the first time on DVD and Blu-Ray, the film will be available at retailers July 27 for a list price of $24.95 for the Blu-Ray and $19.95 for the DVD.

The uproarious film – along with all actresses’ jiggly bits – have been restored to their former glory thanks to a rare 35mm print recently unearthed in Glendale. The discovery’s pristine condition ensures the DVD and Blu-Ray versions of LOOSE SCREWS offer not only the original aspect ratio, but also rich lustrous colors; two elements not seen since the successful film’s 1985 debut.

Both versions are presented with bonus material: featurettes with production manager Ken Gord and producer Maurice Smith; commentary track by director Rafael Zielinski; and the international version in its entirety, which contains an extra 10 minutes of footage trimmed from the U.S. version

In the grand and gross tradition of Porky’s, LOOSE SCREWS is a mid-80s pubescent romp that follows the horny high jinks of four boys forced to attend summer school at Cockswell Academy under the watchful eye of Principal Arsenault. While there, the boys play a game where they earn points for scoring with a girl. Each decides to go for the ultimate 100-point score, Mona Lott, the new French teacher. But when they're unable to get a shot at her, they end up in Principal Arsenault’s unforgiving clutches. After all is lost, they take one final chance during the school's anniversary celebration.

LOOSE SCREWS vividly captures the looks and sounds of 1985 with memorable fashion and music. In fact, the soundtrack is made up of original songs written exclusively for the film and performed by the Nu Kats. A standout is “Do The Screw,” a song that appears in the film during an unforgettable production number on the beach. Nu Kat singer and guitarist Freddy Moore co-wrote “Changing” with his then-wife, Demi Moore.

And "Being Human" (whose second season premieres on July 24 on BBC America):

Being Human: Season 1 - July 20, 2010
The BBC continues pushing the boundaries of the supernatural this July by unleashing to DVD and Blu-ray the highly acclaimed drama - Being Human: Season 1. This witty, yet terrifying hit BBC AMERICA series takes an extraordinary look into the lives of hospital porters George (Tovey) and Mitchell (Turner). Toiling anonymously in Bristol, England, they lead lives of quiet desperation under the burden of a terrible secret - Mitchell's a vampire and George is a werewolf. Deciding to start life afresh and leave behind the dark side, they move into a house, only to find that Annie (Crichlow), the ghost of a woman killed in mysterious circumstances, haunts it. As the three deal with the challenges of their new lives together, they're united in their desire to blend in with their human neighbors. Being Human: Season 1 feature all six episodes with over an hour of bonus material including deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes, video diaries, character profiles, an interview with creator Toby Whithouse and more.
DVD SRP: $34.98/CA DVD SRP: $43.98
Blu-ray SRP: $39.98/CA BD SRP: $49.98

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