From Doris to D.E.B.S.: once you've had your fill of parades and meat-on-a-stick, there are plenty of great DVDs arriving in June to keep you entertained.There are several exciting new boxed sets on the market for all kinds of tastes. Warner Home Video Warner Home Video is the home video unit of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. It was founded in 1978 as WCI Home Video (for Warner Communications, Inc.). It was re-named Warner Home Video in 1980. rocks the house in this department, with The Boris Day Collection ($88.92), The Essential Steve McQueen Collection ($68.92), and The Complete James Dean Noun 1. James Dean - United States film actor whose moody rebellious roles made him a cult figure (1931-1955)
James Byron Dean, Dean Collection ($68.92). When you're not enjoying the vintage Hollywood classics, you can make your Bette Davis Collection and Joan Crawford Collection (each $49.92 and available June 14) push each other down the stairs Adv. 1. down the stairs - on a floor below; "the tenants live downstairs"
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Sold as three separate DVDs ($14.98 each) is Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment's Frank Sinatra Celebration, featuring the gritty procedural The Detective--with howlingly dated gay content--and the goofy Tony Rome and Lady in Cement.
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Following an all-too-brief theatrical run, the charming lesbian-inclusive spy comedy D.E.B.S. (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is the home video distribution arm of Sony Pictures Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation. It was established in 1978 as Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment. , $24.96; available June 7) makes it to DVD DVD: see digital versatile disc.
in full digital video disc or digital versatile disc
Type of optical disc. The DVD represents the second generation of compact-disc (CD) technology. with a commentary, deleted scenes, and other goodies.
David Cronenberg's creepily brilliant Dead Ringers (Warner Home Video, $19.96; available June 7) left out the gay content from the source novel, Twins, but we're willing to let that go. This second DVD incarnation of the film features a new Jeremy Irons commentary.
Let's go sexin'! John Waters's outrageous and libidinous li·bid·i·nous
Having or exhibiting lustful desires; lascivious. comedy A Dirty Shame (New Line Home Entertainment, $27.95; available June 14) makes it to home video in both its original NC-17 version and a tamer R-rated release for all the "neuters" out there.
Finally, pour yourself a bowl of Cocoa Puffs and curl up with Super Friends--Volume Two (Warner Home Video, $44.98). Enjoy goofy villains, Wonder Twins, and a great "Pajama-Rama" featurette, in which some very funny Gen X-ers wax nostalgic about the 1970s cartoon.