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Jonathan Tucker, left, Jena Malone, Laura Ramsey and Shawn Ashmore star in the vacation nightmare film "The Ruins."

The following DVDs will be released Tuesday:

"Chop Shop" (KOCH Lorber, $26.98) — Independently produced drama about an enterprising young orphan who hopes to go into business with his sister.

Not rated, probable PG-13 (adult themes)

"Hybrid" (Rhi Entertainment, $14.95) — A werewolf movies with a twist: A "cross-species" eye transplant recipient hunts his fellow humans.

Not rated, probable R (violence, gore)

"The Ruins" (Paramount, $34.99) — ** — The movie version of the best-selling vacation nightmare tale is full of cheap scares and graphic, often gruesome gory moments.

R (violence, gore, profanity, brief nudity, brief sex, vulgarity, brief drugs) —Jeff Vice, Deseret News

"Stop-Loss" (Paramount/MTV, $34.99)** 1/2The Iraq War drama appears to be at odds with itself. At times it's subtle. At other times, it's crushingly heavy handed.

R (violence, profanity, gore, slurs, vulgarity) —Jeff Vice, Deseret News

"Superhero Movie" (The Weinstein Company, $29.95) — * — This spoof, which leans almost entirely on "Spider-Man," is a movie for the inner 9-year-old in us all.

PG-13 (vulgarity, sex, violence, drugs, profanity) —Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel

"Toxic" (The Weinstein Company, $19.98) — Action-thriller about an escaped mental institution patient who goes on a bloody killing spree. Dominique Swain stars.

Not rated, probable R (violence, profanity, sex, nudity, gore)

Some of the upcoming DVD releases include:


July 15: "Asylum" — MGM

July 15: "The Bank Job" — Lionsgate

July 1: "College Road Trip" — Disney

July 15: "Shutter" — Fox

July 15: "Step Up 2: The Streets" — Disney

July 22: "21" — Sony

July 22: "The Last Winter" — Genius/Weinstein

July 1: "Picture This" — MGM

July 29: "Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay" — New Line

July 29: "Never Back Down" — Summit

July 29: "Shine a Light" — Paramount


Aug. 5: "The Counterfeiters" — Sony

Aug. 12: "Smart People" — Miramax

Aug. 12: "Deal" — Fox/MGM

Aug. 19: "Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert" — Disney

Aug. 19: "Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day" — Universal

Aug. 19: "Street Kings" — Fox

Aug. 26: "The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning" — Disney


Sept. 2: "Married Life" — Sony

Sept. 9: "Sarah Landon and the Paranormal" — Sony

Sept. 9: "The Forbidden Kingdom" — Lionsgate

Sept. 16: "Before the Rains" — Lionsgate

Sept. 16: "Young @ Heart" — Fox