New this week on video

May 01, 2008|By McClatchy Newspapers

'The Golden Compass'

In an alternate universe where human's souls are represented by animals, an orphan girl becomes keeper and protector of the Golden Compass, a device that can reveal the truth. With Daniel Craig, Sam Elliott and Nicole Kidman. Rated PG-13 (violence, children in jeopardy, adult themes) (CC). (New Line Home Video, '07) $29.98. 113 mins.


Nominated for a 2008 Academy Award, this documentary uses the testimony of survivors to tell the story of the Japanese invasion of Nanking, China, at the onset of World War II. With Jurgen Prochnow, Mariel Hemingway and Graham Sibley. R (violence, sex, nudity, children in peril). (Thinkfilm, '07) $27.98. 90 mins.

'How She Move'

A student revives her love for step dancing when a family tragedy forces her to drop out of private school to attend the public school that serves her crime-infested neighborhood. With Tre Armstrong, Rutina Wesley, Raya Green and Keyshia Cole. PG-13 (drugs, suggestive material and profanity). (Paramount,'08) $29.98. 91 mins.


Also new this week

'The Diving Bell And The Buttterfly'

'27 Dresses'

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