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Q&A: Look for 'Game' DVD in February

Look for 'Game' DVD in February

I, and I am sure others, would like to know if the LeBron James movie More Than a Game will be out on DVD for the holidays.

Sorry, but Lionsgate will release the documentary on DVD on Feb. 2. It promises "a locker room full of exciting bonus materials" on DVD, including a film festival Q&A with the team, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the documentary, a featurette that examines the psychology of team sports and the trailer that director Kris Belman used to pitch the movie.

The documentary follows now-NBA star James and his Akron, Ohio, teammates from elementary school to the edge of a national high school championship, and examines relationships as James becomes an international celebrity.

Older movie not on DVD

A movie I would watch every holiday season back in the 1970s centered on a man and woman (maybe Shirley Jones) who would meet around Christmas every year to be together, even though they were both married to others. It became my ritual at Christmas time, and I have missed seeing it. It was just a beautiful Christmas love story, and I would love to buy it if it's ever been released onto DVD. I think the man who played in it was Lloyd Bridges.

Although not all the details fit your recollection, it is most likely Silent Night, Lonely Night, which starred Bridges and Jones as two strangers who have a brief romance during the Christmas holidays. It originally aired in December 1969 and was based on a play that had starred Henry Fonda and Barbara Bel Geddes on Broadway. It was released on VHS but is not available on an authorized DVD.

'Departures' on DVD in January

Can you tell me the DVD release date for the Japanese film Departures? I was hoping to give copies to several friends as Christmas gifts, but could locate no information on when it will be available.

How about giving the foreign-language Oscar winner as a valentine? The DVD will be released by E1 Entertainment on Jan. 12. (Another version is currently for sale on, but customers say it is missing the English subtitles.)

Film available from Mormons

I seem to recall a made-for-TV movie about 20 years ago called Mr. Krueger's Christmas. It starred Jimmy Stewart as an elderly man living in a basement apartment. I have searched for this movie and can't find it. Can you help me?

Mr. Krueger's Christmas was made in 1980 in association with the Mormon church. You can also get a free copy from the Mormon church at There also was a 25th anniversary DVD released in 2005, and there are new and used copies available at

Q&A: Look for 'Game' DVD in February 12/24/09 [Last modified: Thursday, December 24, 2009 10:10am]
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