Sex, politics, and an 18-year-old (comedy) highlight this week's new video releases
- Primary Colors John Travolta plays President Clint…um, Stanton in this political spoof about an all-too-familiar lying, womanizing Commander in Chief Wannabe. Emma Thompson and Kathy Bates also star. (EW Grade: B-)
- Wild Things Your head will be spinning from this steamy thriller starring Neve Campbell, Matt Dillon, Denise Richards, and Kevin Bacon — if not from the movie’s countless plot twists, then from the controversial sex scenes, which include a risqu m nage a trois and a bold frontal nudity shot of Bacon. Bill Murray makes a comical cameo playing a scruples-challenged lawyer. (EW grade: B+)
- The Blues Brothers Last year’s “Blues Brothers 2000” was an embarrassing travesty, especially if you’re a fan of the late John Belushi and the original 1980 musical comedy, which gets the DVD treatment this week in a version that splices in over 15 minutes of deleted scenes. There’s also a featurette about the making of the movie that includes present-day interviews with director John Landis, Dan Aykroyd, and the Blues Brothers Band.