(1999) VHSDesert Blue [DVD]
Hip, off-the-wall slice-of-life story set in Baxter, California, a small town "famous" for its 60-foot ice cream cone. Shortly after soap star Kate Hudson and her father, professor John Heard, arrive in town, a soda truck overturns and causes an environmental hazard spill that strands them. While there, Hudson bonds with slacker locals Brendan Sexton III, Christina Ricci and Casey Affleck. 90 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Surround; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; scene access.
This coming-of-age drama focuses on the racist attitude of a small logging community and the brave teenagers who fight to overcome its prejudiced views. When a Native American boy (Douglas Spain) moves into town, he becomes a public target for hate and intolerance, until Kate Hudson and Jason James Richter summon the courage to befriend him and discover the true meaning of friendship. 111 min. Ricochet River [DVD]
(1999) VHS200 Cigarettes (Spanish Subtitled Version)
In English with Spanish subtitles. 200 Cigarettes [DVD]
A party in Greenwich Village on New Year's Eve, 1981, is the focal point of this hip, ensemble comedy overflowing with eccentric characters. Among the attendees are pals Courtney Love and Paul Rudd; Long Island teenagers Christina Ricci and Gaby Hoffmann; bartender Ben Affleck; womanizer Jay Mohr; performance artist Janeane Garofalo; and Elvis Costello. 101 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English 5.1 and Dolby Surround; Subtitles: English; scene access.
(2000) VHSAbout Adam [DVD]
Stuart Townsend is Adam, an amiable Irish fellow who has a way with the ladies. When he wins over Dublin pub waitress and wannabe singer Kate Hudson, she thinks he's the right guy to settle down with. But the chameleon-like Adam's fondness for the opposite sex leads him into affairs with Hudson's sisters (Charlotte Bradley, Frances O'Connor) in this spirited romantic comedy. 97 min.
James Marsden, Lena Headey and Norman Reedus are college roommates who, for their final project in "Communication Studies," decide to start and track a rumor about a couple of classmates to see how far it will go. But their plan backfires and takes a dangerous turn, threatening to destroy the lives of those involved. Kate Hudson, Joshua Jackson, Edward James Olmos star. 90 min. Gossip [DVD]
(2000) VHSAlmost Famous (Spanish Subtitled Version)
In English with Spanish subtitles. Almost Famous [DVD]
Former rock critic Cameron Crowe ("Jerry Maguire") delves into his past with this affectionate story centering on high school student Patrick Fugit, who aspires to cover the rock scene in the early 1970s. He bluffs his way into an assignment for Rolling Stone magazine, and is soon covering the band Stillwater--and their drug-induced offstage antics--on tour. Billy Crudup, Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand, Jason Lee, and Philip Seymour Hoffman as legendary rock critic Lester Bangs also star. 123 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English 5.1, DTS and Dolby Surround; Subtitles: English; "making of" featurette; theatrical trailer; music video; "Rolling Stone" articles; scene access.
Dr. T & The Women
(2000) VHSDr. T & The Women [DVD]
Robert Altman's ensemble comedy stars Richard Gere as a Dallas gynecologist who can't seem to stay away from women, whether in his busy office or at home. But Gere's life goes spiraling out of control when wife Farrah Fawcett has an emotional breakdown, daughter Kate Hudson's wedding plans hit a snag, and he becomes smitten with golf pro Helen Hunt. With Tara Reid, Shelley Long, Liv Tyler and Andy Richter; music by Lyle Lovett. 132 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English 5.1 and Dolby Surround, French; Subtitles: Spanish; audio commentary by Altman and cast; isolated music track with commentary by Lovett; theatrical trailer; TV spots; scene access.