Also new this week
Friday, July 14th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6
Accupressure: The Timeless Art of Self-Healing (Goldhil, $24.95). A look at how the ancient art of accupressure can help relieve pain and stimulate healing in everything from headache to PMS.
Active Stealth (Paramount, no suggested price cassette; $29.99 DVD). An Army pilot organizes a personal mission to find a Stealth airplane, the top-secret plane designed to slip through radar undetected, after it is stolen by terrorists and hidden deep in a jungle.
All About My Mother (Columbia TriStar, no suggested price cassette; $29.95 DVD). This year's Oscar winner as best foreign language film revolves around a middle-aged woman's attempts to heal her heart following the senseless death of her teenage son. Counterculture Spanish director Pedro Almodovar's film is an offbeat confection whose characters include two flamboyant transvestites, a stage actress doing Blanche Dubois in A Streetcar Named Desire, a lesbian junkie, a pregnant nun who is HIV-positive and a man suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Wacky and touching, the film parallels the movie All About Eve. English subtitles.
The Audrey Hepburn Story (Paramount, $19.95 cassette; $24.95 DVD). Jennifer Love Hewitt stars as the famous film star, taking her from 1937 Brussels through the difficult years of World War II to New York in 1960. The biography recreates moments from such Hepburn hits as Roman Holiday, Sabrina and Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Boiler Room (New Line, no suggested price cassette; $24.98 DVD). A young casino shark finds the stakes higher and the sharks hungrier in the stock market waters when he joins a not-so-legal trading company that operates out of a Long Island office.
Down to You (Miramax, no suggested price). Freddie Prinze Jr. and Julia Stiles star in this comic romance as a young couple who are tempted to stray from their commitment to one another when they go off to college in New York City.
Gorgeous (Columbia TriStar, no suggested price cassette; $24.95 DVD). A young woman from a Taiwanese fishing village finds a message in a bottle and travels to Hong Kong to find her prince, but instead meets a millionaire played by Jackie Chan.
The Hurricane (Universal, no suggested price cassette; $26.98 DVD). Denzel Washington was nominated for a best actor Oscar for his role as boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter in this controversial film about his long prison incarceration for multiple murders and the eventually successful attempts by a group of Canadian activists to set him free.
Mansfield Park (Miramax, no suggested price). Jane Austen's Cinderella heroine comes to life in this screen adaptation of one of her novels. A young woman is taken from her impoverished home to live with wealthy relatives where she's treated as the proverbial poor relation until she catches the eye of a dashing young man.
The Minion (Buena Vista, no suggested price). When the key to the devil's bottomless pit is discovered by an archeologist in, of all places, New York City, the Templar Knights of Christ send out one of their members, in the form of Dolph Lundgren, to retrieve it and prevent evil from being unleashed on the world.
Quiet Days in Hollywood (First Look, $89.95). Oscar winner Hilary Swank plays one of eight characters looking for love and happiness in this episodic film that explores the ups and downs of contemporary romance.
Shakespeare in London (Goldhil, $24.95). Well-done documentary about William Shakespeare sets the famous playwright against the backdrop of 16th- and 17th-century events, as well as showcasing the many sites that were known to the Bard in the London of his day.
Stand-Ins (First Look, $89.95). Six women, who have come to 1937 Hollywood to chase stardom, instead become stand-ins to the famous stars. When they gather at a watering hole to welcome the group's newest member, their lives are changed.
Ultimate Trek: Star Trek's Greatest Moments (Paramount, $14.95). Retrospective look at the long-running series includes the best dialogue, one-liners and last-minute heroics by the crew of the Starship Enterprise.
The Virginian (Warner, no suggested price). Bill Pullman directs and stars in this TNT cable version of the Owen Wister novel about a Wyoming cowboy and his unwavering sense of justice in the Old West.