New on DVD: Hannah Montana, Tyson, Surveillance & More

by | August 18, 2009 at 7:13 PM | The Movies


Hannah Montana: The Movie
The Disney Channel’s hit series about Miley Stewart (Miley Cyrus) and her pop superstar alter ego Hannah Montana goes feature-length with a story prizing Miley’s down-home roots over the glitzy glamorpuss lifestyle threatening to change her into something her father (Billy Ray Cyrus) doesn’t like.


Tyson
A remarkable first-person account of the rise and fall of former World Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson, from his brutal childhood and adolescence to his unstoppable determination to be the best boxer in the world, and the subsequent unraveling of his life once he achieved fame and fortune.


Surveillance
A spooky crime thriller from director Jennifer Lynch, the daughter of the legendary visionary David Lynch. Bill Pullman and Julia Ormond star as FBI agents on the trail of a serial killer with the help of three of his potential victims. Also starring Pell James, Billy Burke, Michael Ironside, Cheri Oteri and French Stewart.


Julia
Oscar-winner Tilda Swinton stars in a role starkly different from Karen Crowder of Michael Clayton, despite the similar theme of desperate women turning to crime. Here, she’s playing an “out of control, suicidal, blind alcoholic” who hits rock bottom, and then gets herself involved in a kidnapping & extortion plot as a means to turn her luck around. Things like this never work how they’re supposed to, though, and Julia winds up on the run for her life. She then has to decide whether or not the life she has is a life she even wants to save.


The Last House on the Left
In this remake of the groundbreaking horror-thriller that made Wes Craven’s career, a family of psychos led by a bastard named Krug (Garret Dillahunt) terrorizes and brutalizes a teenage girl (Sara Paxton) in the woods, and take refuge from the law in her parents’ guest house. When her mother (Monica Potter) and father (Tony Goldwyn) learn the truth, though, parental revenge is bloody murder.