DVD & Blu-rays Released November 18, 2003

Tuesday, November 18

The Santa Clause 2

Scott Calvin has been Santa Claus for the past eight years, and his loyal elves consider him the best Santa ever. But Santa's world is turned upside down when he's dealt a double whammy of bad news: not only has his son, Charlie, landed on this year's "naughty" list, but if Scott doesn't marry by Christmas Eve—just a month away!—he'll stop being Santa forever. (It's right in his contract—the "Mrs. Clause") Desperate, Scott turns to the elves' new invention—a machine that can replicate anything—to create Santa II (a toy version of himself) and he leaves his double in charge. Things quickly go south at the North Pole when Santa II institutes some strange redefinitions of what's naughty and nice; worse, when Scott finally falls for a potential Mrs. Claus, she threatens to drive a wedge between him and Charlie. In a climactic battle pitting Santa, Charlie, the new Mrs. Claus, and the elves against Santa II and his army of tin soldiers, the future of Scott's family, the North Pole, and Christmas itself, hangs in the balance.
Michael Lembeck, Tim Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell, Spencer Breslin, Wendy Crewson, David Krumholtz, Liliana Mumy, Judge Reinhold
Comedy Sequel

Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas

Sinbad (Brad Pitt) sets off across the seas with Marina (Catherine Zeta-Jones) to confront Eris (Michelle Pfeiffer), restore calm in Syracuse, retrieve the Book of Peace, and save his rival and childhood friend, Proteus (Joseph Fiennes). Little is known about the project other than that, but filming is supposedly underway.
Brad Pitt, Michelle Pfeiffer, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Joseph Fiennes, Patrick Gilmore, Dennis Haysbert
Romance Animation

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

Facing her greatest challenges and dangers yet, Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie) shows off her physical prowess like never before. During this exciting installment of her adventures, the intrepid tomb raider jet skies, horseback rides, motorcycles and much more through such countries as Hong Kong, Kenya, Wales, Greece and Africa as she searches for an infamous site known as "The Cradle of Life."
Angelina Jolie, Gerard Butler, Jan de Bont, Chris Barrie, Ciarán Hinds, Djimon Hounsou, Til Schweiger, Noah Taylor
Action Adventure

The Sea is Watching

Set in a small Edo period Japanese brothel near Tokyo, this is the story of a young samurai, Fusanosuke (Hidetaka Yoshioka), who seeks refuge there in the company of a young prostitute, Oshin (Nagiko Tono), after he accidentally wounded a powerful samurai during an argument whose colleagues are now seeking to kill Fusanosuke in return. Soon falling in love with Oshin, Fusanosuke hopes to be able to cleanse her from the sins of her occupation so that she may be his wife, even as danger lurks all around the brothel.
Masatoshi Nagase, Renji Ishibashi, Kei Kumai, Misa Shimizu, Nagiko Tono, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Eiji Okuda, Miho Tsumiki
Drama Historical Romance Erotic Foreign

Tuesday, November 18