||Leave It To Beaver [DVD](1997) DVD
The perennially popular sitcom about the joys and travails of childhood in the '50s gets a modest updating for the '90s in a charming comedy for all ages. Cameron Finley stars as precocious Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver, whose world revolves around his rivalry with big brother Wally (Erik von Detten), playing football to impress parents Ward (Christopher McDonald) and June (Janine Turner), and getting his new bike back from a local bully. 88 min. Also, look out for Erika Christensen in her film debut. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital Surround, Spanish Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: Spanish.
Traffic (Special Edition) [DVD](2000) DVD
Steven Soderbergh won a Best Director Oscar for this sprawling, controversial look at the global narcotics trade and America's ongoing "war on drugs," which follows several personal dramas to tell its story. Among them: Mexican cop Benicio Del Toro, caught between corrupt superiors and rival cartels; dealer's wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, whose life is shattered when her husband is arrested; dedicated DEA surveillance agents Don Cheadle and Luis Guzman; and new federal "drug czar" Michael Douglas, who must cope with teenage daughter Erika Christensen's addiction. 147 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital stereo, Spanish Solby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English; audio commentary by Soderbergh, others;
The Banger Sisters [DVD](2002) DVD
The last thing Phoenix wife and mother Susan Sarandon expected was for former best friend Goldie Hawn to show up at her door. And for Hawn, still embracing the hedonistic ways that made them legendary rock groupies in the '60s, it was to see Sarandon's prim suburban lifestyle. The now-mismatched duo's clash of values and ultimate reconciliation give this buddy comedy its bang. With Geoffrey Rush, Erika Christensen, Eva Amurri. 98 min. Standard and Widescreen; Soundtracks: English 5.1 Surround, French Dolby Surround, Spanish Dolby stereo; Subtitles: English, Spanish; audio commentary; featurette; bloopers; theatrical trailers.
Swimfan [DVD](2002) DVD
"Fatal Attraction" goes to high school in this steamy thriller of teen temptation and betrayal. Swim team star Jesse Bradford forsakes steady girlfriend Shiri Appleby for the attentions of seductive new student Erika Christensen, but a one-night stand leads to a barrage of increasingly harassing messages and a campaign of revenge by Christensen that turns deadly. With Dan Hedaya, James DeBello. 85 min. Standard and Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital Surround, Spanish Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English, Spanish; deleted scenes; audio commentary; featurette.
Home Room [DVD](2002) DVD
Busy Philipps and Erika Christensen deliver powerful performances in this riveting drama. In the wake of a violent school shooting that claimed nine lives, including the killer's, the troubled loner (Philipps) who was standing next to the shooter when he died is given the task of paying daily hospital visits to a wounded student (Christensen). Despite their vast social differences, the two young women form an intractable bond, each relying on the other to make sense of the tragedy. Victor Garber, Raphael Sbarge, Holland Taylor co-star. 132 min. Standard and Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital Surround, Spanish Dolby Digital Surround.
Wuthering Heights [DVD](2003) DVD
MTV's hip updating of Emily Bronte's classic novel follows the rocky road to love taken by Cate (Erika Christensen), a spoiled, Southern California rich kid and Heath (Mike Vogel), the troubled, would-be rock star who's devoted to her. With Katherine Heigl, Johnny Whitworth, John Doe, and Christopher Masterson. 88 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English stereo.