Al­lur­ing ar­ray

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - MOVIES - By RICK BENT­LEY

LEAD­ING the way among a limited num­ber of new DVD re­leases this week are of­fer­ings for young and old.

The Six Mil­lion Dol­lar Man: The Com­plete Col­lec­tion: It looks like they have the technology to pack­age all 100 hour-long episodes in one very cool set.

Al­though the spe­cial ef­fects to make The Six Mil­lion Dol­lar Man look bionic ap­pear cheesy com­pared to to­day’s CGI, the se­ries re­mains one of the best ac­tion TV shows since the 1970s when it launched.

Each week, Col Steve Austin (Lee Ma­jors) would use the bionic body parts given him af­ter he was in­jured in a crash. The hard­ware al­lowed him to run, jump, hit and see bet­ter than the av­er­age crime fighter.

As a bonus, the set in­cludes the re­union TV movies.

The Search For Santa Paws: This pre­quel to the 2009 re­lease Santa Bud­dies: The Leg­end Of Santa Paws shows how the talk­ing ca­nine and Santa Claus be­came best friends.

Santa ends up on the streets of New York af­ter los­ing his me­mory. This brings him to a young cou­ple who has in­her­ited a toy store and a group of or­phans who makes the “An­nie” gang look like mil­lion­aires. The very young Amer­ica’s Got Tal­ent sing­ing sen­sa­tion Kait­lyn Ma­her is among those at the poorly run or­phan­age.

The film piles on the sen­ti­men­tal­ity with or­phans, pup­pies and even Santa Claus all put in peril. Adults may feel emo­tion­ally crushed, but this is the kind of film that young­sters will watch re­peat­edly. This movie is also avail­able on Blu-ray.

The Dis­ap­pear­ance Of Alice Creed: The power be­tween cap­tor and kid­nap­per is tested. Gemma Arter­ton stars.

I’m Still Here: The Lost Year Of Joaquin Phoenix: A mock­u­men­tary that fol­lows a wild year in the life of Joaquin Phoenix.

Eat Pray Love: Ju­lia Roberts plays a woman who goes on a trek to find her­self.

Luther: BBC Amer­ica se­ries about an emo­tion­ally tor­tured de­tec­tive. Idris Elba stars.

Dead­land: Gary Weeks stars in this look at life af­ter World War III flick.

Fire & Ice: The Dragon Chron­i­cle: A fire dragon attacks the peace­ful world of Caprica. Amy Acker stars.

Murder, She Wrote: The Com­plete Twelfth Sea­son: An­gela Lans­bury plays the crime-solv­ing mys­tery writer.

7th Heaven: The Fi­nal Sea­son: The fam­ily drama stars Stephen Collins.

The Na­ture Of Ex­is­tence: The doc­u­men­tary from Roger Ny­gard takes a look at the mean­ing for our ex­is­tence. – The Fresno Bee/McClatchy-Tribune In­for­ma­tion Ser­vices

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