Spotlight: Upcoming DVD Releases

Posted Tuesday March 13, 2007 4:17 AM GMT

Whether you’re looking for action, romance, drama, or religion... this is your week for DVD releases.

Casino Royale, The Holiday, A Little Trip to Heaven and Pope John Paul II are all being released Tuesday of this week on DVD.

Daniel Craig plays 007, the poker playing, womanizing, vodka martini drinking British Secret Agent. He is accompanied on his first mission as a double 0 with the beautiful Vesper Lynd (Eva Green). A revamped version of the first of Ian Fleming's Bond novels, the film places 007 in a card game against a terrorism supporter (Mads Mikkelsen). The film also sets the stage for why Bond is Bond, giving us a view of the origins of the character’s vices.

The Holiday is a clever comedic Christmas love story led by Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black. Writer/director Nancy Meyers ("Something's Gotta Give," "What Women Want") tells the story of two women who have been betrayed by men in their past. The women meet on the internet where they decide to swap homes. The result, the two end up falling in love with men on the wrong ends of the earth.

In A Little Trip to Heaven, an insurance investigator becomes curious of a couple living in a rural wooded community, after dealing with a suspicious auto fatality whose name has been forged. As the truth comes closer to light in this tragic drama, the insurance investigator finds himself helping those he should condemn. Forest Whitaker and Julia Stiles star in this movie.

Finally, in Pope John Paul II, Jon Voight and Cary Elwes team up to play the older and younger version of Karol "Lolek" Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II). “The three-hour mini-series depicts Wojtyla's life as priest, appointment as Auxiliary Bishop of Krakow, and election as the first non-Italian pontiff in 455 years on October 16, 1978. Pope John Paul II also stars Ben Gazzara, James Cromwell, and Christopher Lee.”