America -- Live In Chicago
(2008) Recorded in high definition and 5.1 Surround Sound for PBS' acclaimed "Soundstage" series, featuring a 20-song set. (Koch Vision).
Arthur -- Season 11
Five-disc set with 11 episodes of the PBS series that chronicles the adventures of the world's most famous aardvark, eight-year-old Arthur Read, and his family and friends; $49.95. (WGBH Boston Video).
(2007) Emma Watson, Eileen Atkins, Richard Griffiths, Gemma Jones, Emilia Fox. BBC adaptation of Noel Streatfeild's classic novel about three orphan girls (Pauline, Petrova, and Posy), adopted by an eccentric explorer, Great Uncle Matthew, and his niece Sylvia, in 1930s London. $24.98. (Koch Vision).
Batman Double Feature
Two feature-length animated movies: "Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker" and "Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman," $14.97. (Warner).
The Beatles -- Magical Mystery Tour Memories
(1967) Upbeat rockumentary featuring the vivid memories of those who witnessed the making of the cult Beatle movie "The Magical Mystery Tour" in 1967; features a celebrity cast along with anecdotal stories and unseen 8mm home movie footage, as well as eye-witness accounts from fans, on-lookers and the cast of the movie; $19.95. (MVD Visual).
The Blue Elephant
(2008) CGI animated tale from the Jim Henson Company. Follows the adventures of an elephant and the many life lessons he learns along his journey. The film features the voice talent of Martin Short, Carl Reiner, Miranda Cosgrove. $19.97 (The Weinstein Co.,/Genius Products).
(1947) Director Elia Kazan; Lee J. Cobb, Arthur Kennedy, Dana Andrews, Jane Wyatt, Cara Williams, Sam Levene, Ed Begley, Karl Malden. Restored and remastered. Extras: Commentary by film noir historians Alain Silver and James Ursini, poster and unit photography gallery. (Fox Noir Classic).
Bratz Girlz Really Rock
(2008) Animated musical feature has the Bratz dolls going to summer camp and auditioning for the camp's summer musical showcase; features eight new songs. Extras:Deleted scenes, "Make Your Own Music Video," bloopers, sing-alongs. $19.98. (Lionsgate).
Bright Lights, Big City 20th Anniversary Edition
(1988) Michael J. Fox, Kiefer Sutherland, Phoebe Cates, Dianne Wiest, Jason Robards. Extras: Commentary by author-screenwriter Jay Mcinerney, commentary by cinematographer Gordon Willis, "The Light Within" featurette, "Big City Lights" featurette. (MGM).
The Case of the Coin Purloined
Two episodes from the public television animated series "Postcards From Buster," $12.95. (WGBH Boston Video).
Cat Stevens: Tea for the Tillerman Live
(1971) Coinciding with Yusuf Islam's 60th birthday, this DVD features a rare and classic performance from 1971. Also includes the delightfully animated short film by Cat Stevens, "Teaser and the Firecat," with wacky narration by Spike Milligan; $14.95. (MVD Visual).
Cheers: The Tenth Season
(1991-92) Four-disc set with 25 episodes, $42.99. (Paramount).
Four films by the visionary filmmaker ("La Jetee"): Single discs with "The Case of the Grinning Cat" (2004), "The Sixth Side of the Pentagon" (1967) and "Remembrance of Things to Come" (2001), and a two-disc set with "The Last Bolshevik" (1993), a documentary on Soviet filmmaker Aleksandr Medvedkin, along with Medvedkin's "Happiness" (1934). (Icarus Films).
Desperate Housewives: The Complete Fourth Season -- Sizzling Secrets Edition
Five-disc set with 17 episodes, $59.99. Extras: "Getting Desperate From Beginning to End," commentary, "The Men of Wisteria Lane," deleted scenes, bloopers. (Disney).
Desperately Seeking Paul McCartney
(2008) August, 1965: Ruth Anson, a teenage-reporter for ABC-TV news, is covering the "teen-beat." One of her first interviews: the Beatles, where she asks a young Paul McCartney if he has any plans for marriage. His response, "Only if you'll marry me." Forty years later, Ruth, in search of "closure," obsessively attempts to reconnect with McCartney. "Help" is provided by an opportunist film director who sees Ruth's personal quest as a golden opportunity to reach his professional heights. He assigns a camera-crew to follow Ruth as she, in turn, follows McCartney. $19.95. (MVD Visual).
Doctor Who: The Invasion of Time
Two-disc set, $34.98. (Warner).
Doctor Who: The Invisible Enemy/K9 and Company: A Girl's Best Friend
Two-disc set, $34.98. (Warner).
Eli Stone: The Complete First Season
Four-disc set with 13 episodes, $39.99. Extras: Featurette on the creation of the show, visual effects featurette, extended pilot episode, bloopers, more. (Disney).
(2008) Michael Cera, Frankie Muniz, Ryan Pinkston, Jamie Kennedy, Matthew Lillard. A sketch comedy movie about the joys and embarrassments of teen sex. (The Weinstein Co./Genius Products/Dimension Extreme).
(2007) Robert Carlyle, Tom Courtenay, Joanne Whalley, David Suchet, Jessalyn Gilsig. When a raging storm coincides with high seas, it unleashes a colossal tidal surge, which travels mercilessly down England's East Coast and into the Thames Estuary, overwhelming the Barrier. Torrents of water engulf the city and the lives of millions are at stake. (RHI Entertainment/Genius Products).
Ghost Whisperer: The Third Season
(2007-08) Five-disc set with 18 episodes, $68.99. (Paramount).
How to Rob a Bank
(2007) Nick Stahl, Gavin Rossdale, Erika Christensen. After interrupting a bank robbery in progress, Jason "Jinx" Taylor (Nick Stahl) gets locked in the vault with sexy cyber-thief Jessica (Erika Christensen) and they must outsmart the bank robber, whose frustration and anger is building as he tries to negotiate with the SWAT team while holding frightened hostages at gunpoint. (Genius Products).
Nine-disc set with 43 episodes of the HBO series, $59.99. (HBO).
John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers: Live at Iowa State University
(1987) Filmed at Iowa State University circa 1987; features John Mayall's Bluesbreakers including Walter Trout (guitar), Coco Montoya (guitar), Paul Hines (drums), and Bobby Haynes (bass); $12.95. (MVD Visual).
(2007) Colm Meaney, Brendan Conroy, Donal O'Kelly, Barry Barnes, Donncha Crowley. Six working class Irish men, hardened by years of disappointment and drink, reunite for a friend's funeral. (BFS Entertainment).
Kordavision: The Man Who Shot Che Guevara
(2005) An award-winning biography about Alberto Korda, one of the 20th century's most important photojournalists. As Fidel Castro's personal photographer, the man born as Alberto Diaz Gutierrez and later referred to as Korda captured more than 12,000 images of the Cuban Revolution as it unfolded. His photographs have garnered international acclaim, decorated museum galleries, and adorned more T-shirts and bedrooms walls worldwide than anyone could possibly calculate. Korda was responsible for one of the world's most iconic photographs -- the now ubiquitous portrait of revolutionary Che Guevara. The image, captured on March 5, 1960 at a memorial service in Havana, has become an international symbol for rebellion - crossing all political, cultural and social borders. $19.97. (Liberation Entertainment).
(2007) Award-winning filmmaker Rodolphe Marconi followed icon Karl Lagerfeld around the globe -- from the designer's studio to runway shows to fabulous hot spots -- to offer the most complete picture of a man who has indelibly transformed fashion; $26.98. (Koch Lorber Films).
Life: Season One
Three-disc set, $29.98. Extras: Commentary, deleted scenes, bloopers, "Life Begins" featurette, "Fruits of Life" featurette, slideshows, "Life's Questions Unanswered" discussion of the two-part season finale. (Universal).
Little People, Big World Season 2, Volume 1
TLC reality series about the Roloff family of little people living on a lush 30-acre farm on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon. Three-disc set, $24.95. (Genius Products).
(2008) Pierce Brosnan, Chris Cooper, Patricia Clarkson, Rachel McAdams. Extras: Commentary by director Ira Sachs, alternative endings. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Storybook Surprises
Four episodes from the Disney Channel pre-school series: "Minnie's Mystery," "Donald the Frog Prince," "Minnie Red Riding Hood" and "Sleeping Minnie," $19.99. Extras: Interactive storytelling game "Tales From Toodles." (Disney).
(2007) Documentary on fantasy role playing, specifically a weekend of non stop fantasy in Seattle where players act out a dungeons and dragons world built upon fantasy, chivalry, and imagination; $24.98. (Lifesize Entertainment).
(1942) Jean Gabin, Ida Lupino, Thomas Mitchell, Claude Rains. Restored and remastered. Extras: Commentary by Foster Hirsch, author of "The Dark Side of the Screen: Film Noir"; " Turning of the Tide: The Ill-Starred Making of Moontide" featurette; still galleries: behind the scenes, concept art and poster gallery, glamour shots, production stills. (Fox Noir Classic).
My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Hundred Acre Wood Haunt
Four adventures from the Playhouse Disney block series: "Piglet's Lightening Frightening," "Rabbit's Prized Pumpkin," "Eeyore's Trip to the Moon" and the immersive game "Super Sleuth Fall Harvest Festival," $19.99. (Disney).
The Office: Season Four
Four-disc set with 14 episodes, $49.98. Extras: Deleted scenes, gag reel, outtakes, cast and crew commentaries, "The Office Convention" Writers' Block panel discussion. (Universal).
(2007) Josh Hamilton, Asif Basra, Ayesha Dharker. Comedy about a young man whose job is outsourced to India; to make matters worse, he must travel to Bombay to train his replacement. (Porchlight Home Entertainment).
(2008) John C. Reilly, Seann William Scott, Jenna Fischer, Lili Taylor, Jason Bateman. Middle-management hell comes to the fore as two men go head-to-head, vying for a single coveted management position at a local grocery store. Extras: Commentary by writer-director Steve Conrad, producers Jessika Borisczky Goyera and Steven A. Jones; deleted scenes: "Making the Promotion" featurette, outtakes, promotional webisodes. (The Weinstein Co./Genius Products).
(2006 -- Norway) Anders Danielsen Lie, Espen Klouman-Hoiner. Two competitive friends, fueled by literary aspirations and youthful exuberance, endure the pangs of love, depression and burgeoning careers. One achieves commercial success and experiences the darker side of fame, the other leads the life of a struggling artist. (Disney).
(1948) Dir.: Jean Negulesco; Ida Lupino, Cornell Wilde, Richard Widmark, Celeste Holm. Restored and remastered. Extras: Commentary by film historians Kim Morgan and Eddie Muller, "Killer Instincts: Richard Widmark and Ida Lupino at Twentieth Century Fox" featurette, interactive pressbook, still galleries: behind the scenes, glamour shots, lobby cards and poster art, production stills. (Fox Noir Classic).
Scooby-Doo Double Feature
Two full-length animated features: "Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School" and "Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire," $14.97. (Warner).
Start-Up Junkies: Season One
Reality show that offers a front row seat to both the business challenges a new company must confront as well as the personal dramas of its employees. Part of MOJO HD's Money Night. $24.98. (Infinity Entertainment).
Storm Over Everest
(2008) Recounts the worst climbing tragedy in Mount Everest's history that occurred May 10, 1996; $24.95. (WGBH Boston Video).
Super Ninja Doll
(2008) Christine Nguyen. Live anime adventure has a super-powered, super-sexy heroine battle intergalactic villains Gorath and Tantella as they attempt to escape the secret world of comic books and dominate the earth. Extras: Blooper reel. (Infinity Entertainment).
Supernatural: The Complete Third Season
Five-disc set with 16 episodes, $59.98. Extras: Gag reel, featurettes, commentary, digital copy. (Warner).
Tarzeena: Jiggle in the Jungle
(2008) Christine Nguyen. The queen of King Island swings into action and rules an untamed world with her loyal gorilla Tabonga by her side. (Infinity Entertainment).
Then She Found Me
(2008) Dir.: Helen Hunt; Helen Hunt, Bette Midler, Colin Firth, Matthew Broderick.
Extras: Commentary by Hunt, behind-the-scenes footage, cast interviews. Available on Blu-ray Disc. (ThinkFilm/Image Entertainment).
To the Manor Born Silver Anniversary Special
Twenty-five years after their hugely popular love-hate relationship was finally resolved in marriage, we revisit the happy couple of BBC's "To the Manor Born" as they prepare to celebrate their silver wedding anniversary; $14.98. (Warner).
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Alvin and the Chipmunks Go to the Movies: Daytona Jones and the Pearl of Wisdom
(2008) The Chipmunks are back and this time they're sending up blockbuster Hollywood movies, including "Daytona Jones," "Batmunk" and "Robomunk"; $16.99. (Paramount).
Baby Beethoven 10th Anniversary Edition
Digitally remastered edition of one of the best-selling Baby Einstein titles, $19.99. Extras: "Together Time Tips," "Discovery cards," retrospective feature. (Disney).
(2008) Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Greg Kinnear, Dax Shepard, Romany Malco, Maura Tierney, Holland Taylor, Sigourney Weaver. Extras: Deleted scenes, alternate ending, "From Conception to Delivery: The Making of baby mama," "Saturday Night Live: Legacy of Laughter," commentary.Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Universal).
Baby Mozart 10th Anniversary Edition
Digitally remastered edition of one of the best-selling Baby Einstein titles, $19.99. Extras: "Together Time Tips," "Discovery cards," retrospective feature. (Disney).
Best of Barney
(2008) Best Barney moments from the show's 20-year history, along with 20 memorable songs for pre-schoolers, $19.98. Extras: "Barney's Favorite Memories" featurette, "Barney's 'I Love You Song' From Around the World," seven sing-alongs, interactive games. (HIT Entertainment/Lionsgate).
The Big Bang Theory
Three-disc set with 17 episodes, $29.98. Extras: Quantum Mechanics of The Big Bang Theory" featurette. (Warner).
The Big Lebowski 10th Anniversary Edition
(1998) Joel and Ethan Coen; Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, David Huddleston, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tara Reid, Peter Stormare, Flea, Torsten Voges, John Turturro. Extras: Five featurettes: "The Dude's Life," "The Dude Abides: The Big Lebowski Ten years Later," "The Lebowski fest: An Achiever's Story," "Flying Carpets & Bowling Pin Dreams: The Dream Sequences of the Dude," "The Making of the Big Lebowski"; interactive map of the film's locations; Jeff Bridges' photo book; more. Two-disc. Also available in an individually numbered limited edition two-disc set encased in a specially designed "bowling ball" package. (Universal).
Brian Regan: The Epitome of Hyberbole
(2008) Comedy Central special; $19.99. Extras: Encore, behind the scenes, commentary. (Paramount).
Child's Play: Chucky's 20th Birthday Edition
(1988) Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon. Extras: Commentary by Alex Vincent, Catherine Hicks and "Chucky" designer Kevin Yagher; commentary by producer David Kirschner and screenwriter Don Mancini; select scene Chucky commentary; "Evil Comes in Small Packages" documentary; "Chucky: Building a Nightmare" featurette; "A Monster Convention" featurette; vintage featurette: "Introducing Chucky: The Making of Child's Play"; photo gallery. (MGM).
Cool Hand Luke Deluxe Edition
(1967) Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Jo Van Fleet, J.D. Cannon, Strother Martin, Lou Antonio, Robert Drivas, Clifton James, Morgan Woodward, Luke Askew, Dennis Hopper, Harry Dean Stanton, Joe Don Baker. Extras: Commentary by Newman biographer Eric Lax, "A Natural-Born World-Shaker: Making Cool Hand Luke" featurette. (Warner). Available on Blu-ray Disc.
CSI Miami: The Sixth Season
(2007-08) Six-disc set with 21 episodes, $72.99. (Paramount).
(2008) Lee Pace, Justine Waddell, Catinca Untaru. Extras: Commentary by writer-director Tarsem Singh; commentary by actor Lee Pace, writer-producer Nico Soultanakis and writer Dan Gilroy; deleted scenes; two behind-the-scene featurettes. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).
Fist of Legend
(1994) Jet Li, Yasuaki Kurata, Billy Chow. Two-disc ultimate edition. When a Chinese student returns to Shanghai to find that his mentor has been murdered and his school has been overtaken by Japanese forces, he has no choice but to take justice into his own hands to restore their honor. Loosely based on the Bruce Lee martial arts classic "The Chinese Connection" (aka Fists of Fury). Extras: Commentary by director Gordon Chan and Hong Kong Cinema expert Bey Logan, "Creating the Legend" interview with Chan, "Blood Brother" interview with Kung Fu impresario Chin Siu-ho, "Empty Hand, Noble Heart" interview with Japanese action legend Kurata Yasuaki, "Fighting for Film" martial arts master-class from The Kurata Action School, "Bushido Warrior" featurette with leading-villain and kickboxing champion Billy Chow, "Friends of the Dragon" celebrity tribute to Jet Li, deleted scenes. (The Weinstein Co./Genius Products).
Fox Horror Classics Volume 3
Three-disc set with "Chandu the Magician" (1932), which stars the legendary Bella Lugosi in a stunningly photographed thriller about an ingenious inventor with plans to dominate the human race at all costs; "Dr. Renault's Secret" (1942) takes place in a scientist's remote villa in the French countryside that offers forbidden terror for anyone who encounters it; and "Dragonwyck" (1946), a riveting, atmospheric tale of gothic secrets and forbidden love, directed by Joseph Mankiewicz and starring Gene Tierney, Walter Huston and Vincent Price; $19.98. Extras: Featurettes, still galleries, restoration comparisons. (Fox).
Grey's Anatomy: The Complete Fourth Season --- Expanded
Five-disc set with 16 episodes, $59.99. Extras: "New Doc on the Block," "On Set with Patrick & Eric," "Good Medicine: Favorite Scenes," "Forever Young" extended episode, commentary, deleted scenes, bloopers. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Disney).
(2008) Follows comedian Jamie Kennedy as he tours clubs and college campuses across the U.S., chronicling his encounters with hecklers and critics. The film also takes a look at what constitutes criticism, featuring interviews with a who's who of performers, filmmakers, media personalities -- and those who critique them and their work. Included are Roseanne Barr, Lewis Black, Craig Ferguson, Carrie Fisher, Larry Flynt, Jewel, George Lucas, Bill Maher, Leonard Maltin, Howie Mandel, Joel Schumacher, Rob Zombie and many more. (Echo Bridge Entertainment).
HIT Favorites: Halloween Spooktacular
Five Halloween-themed adventures for pre-schoolers: "Barney & Friends: Sweet Treats," "Bob the Builder: Dizzy's Sleepover," "Angelina Ballerina: Midnight Muddle," "Fireman Sam: Mummy's Little Pumpkin," "Thomas & Friends: Halloween"; $14.98. Extras: Bonus episodes: "Kipper: The Costume Party" and "Fifi and the Flowertots: Fifi's Scarecrow." (HIT/ Lionsgate).
I Want Candy
(2007) Tom Riley, Tom Burke, Carmen Electra, Michelle Ryan. Two film students try to break into the London movie biz but only interest a producer in bankrolling them if they make a porno film starring Candy Sideways. (Magnolia Home Entertainment)
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season Three
Three-disc set with 15 episodes, $39.98. Extras: Commentary, "Sunny Side Up -- Volume 2" making-of featurette, "The Gang Goes on the Road" RV tour featurette, "The Gang Dresses Up" costuming featurette, gag reel. (Fox).
Jon & Kate Plus Ei8ht Seasons 1 and 2
TLC reality series about life with a set of twins and a set of sextuplets; $19.95. Extras: "Surviving Sextuplets and Twins" one-hour special. (The Weinstein Co./Genius Products).
(2008) The Homeless World Cup began as an inspirational idea in 2001 to change the lives of the homeless by having them play in an international street soccer competition. The annual tournament has become a bona fide global phenomenon. Some 500 homeless players from 48 nations compete to represent their country ever year. "Kicking It," narrated by Colin Farrell, follows seven of these players as they confront the daily challenges of life on the streets they call home -- whether it's Dublin, Ireland; Nairobi, Kenya; Kabul, Afghanistan; Madrid, Spain; Charlotte, North Carolina; or St. Petersburg, Russia. (Liberation Entertainment).
The Last Days of Left Eye
(2007) Documentary on the life and death of flamboyant rapper Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes, featuring Lopes, her family and the group TLC. Using a video camera and the encouragement of those closest to her, she documented what would become her final days in journals and private home movies. In 2002 Lopes was killed in an auto accident, just before her 30th birthday; she captured the tragic event with her own video camera; $19.97. Extras: Deleted scenes and an exclusive unreleased song, "Let's Just Do It." (Anchor Bay).
Last of the Summer Wine: Vintage 1977 (Season 4)
Two-disc set of the longest-running BBC comedy series, $34.98. (Warner).
Legion of Superheroes: Volume 3
Five animated episodes, $14.97. (Warner).
The Life and Times of Mr. Perfect
(2008) The life story (and matches) of World Wrestling Entertainment's Curt Hennig, who began his career in the AWA, moving on to become Mr. Perfect, a two-time Intercontinental Champion in the WWE, and an inductee in 2007 in the WWE Hall of Fame before his shocking death at 44. Two-disc set, $29.95. (WWE/Genius Products).
Light and the Sufferer
(2004) Paul Dano, Michael Esper. Follows two estranged brothers as they try to leave New York City for a new life in California only to find their plans -- and lives -- forever changed by the appearance of a mysterious alien. (Warner).
Medium: The Fourth Season
(2008) Four-disc set with 16 episodes, $61.99. Extras: Deleted scenes, gag reel, "Joe's Crayon Dream" featurette, "Introducing Cynthia Keener" featurette, "The Making of Medium: Season Four." (Paramount).
Monarchy: The Royal Family at Work
Two-disc set of the five-part BBC series. (Koch Vision).
(2007) Tiffany Shepis. A young woman who goes to Italy to take her vows to become a nun has visions of past madness at the Convent. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette, deleted scenes, photo gallery. (MTI Home Video).
Peter Cook & Dudley Moore: The Best Of ... What's Left Of ... Not Only ... But Also ...
Single-disc with six episodes (the only remaining) of the seminal Peter Cook, Dudley Moore BBC series from the 1960s. Remastered and restored. $24.98. (BBC Video/Warner).
Pumpkinhead Collector's Edition
(1988) Dir.: Stan Winston; Lance Henriksen. Extras: Commentary by co-screenwriter Gary Gerani and creature and FX creators Tom Woodruff Jr. and Alec Gillis, moderated by filmmaker Scott Spiegel; seven featurettes: "Pumpkinhead Unearthed," "Evolution of a Demon," "The Cursed and the Damned," "The Tortured Soul of Ed Harley," "Constructing Vengeance," "Razorback Holler," "Demonic Toys"; behind-the-scenes footage, still gallery. (MGM).
Sarah Landon and the Paranormal Hour
(2007) Rissa Walters, Sylvia Enrique. A 17-year-old girl has mysterious encounters with paranormal activity in the small town of Pine Valley. Extras: Frida's Psychic Readings Game. (Sony).
Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre
(2007) Seven-disc set with 26 of the most magical, classic fairy tales ever spun, hosted by Shelley Duvall and featuring a cast of Hollywood greats. $99.98.Extras: Never-before-available lost episode "Faerie Tale Theatre's Greatest Moments (Grimm Party)," vintage Faerie Tale Theatre presentation reel hosted by Shelley Duvall and b-roll promo footage, photo-rich 112-page illustrated booklet (featuring an introduction by producer Bridget Terry, fairy tale story summaries, and facts about each episode), "3-in-1" Faerie Tale Theatre card game (customized playing cards with memory match challenge and trivia questions). (Koch Vision).
Smallville: The Complete Seventh Season
Six-disc set with 20 episodes, $59.98. Extras: Featurettes, deleted scenes. (Warner).
(2007) Kevin Sorbo, Natalie Brown, Peter MacNeill, Brendan Beiser. A conference center built on the grounds of a toxic dump is attacked by a black slime, a massive cellular organism that is highly intelligent and capable of inducing fearful hallucinations in its victims. (Genius Products).
The Spectacular Spider-Man: Attack of the Lizard!
(2008) Full-length Spider-Man animated adventure based on the KidsWB! TV series. (Sony).
Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries: Season 1
Two-disc set with 13 episodes, $19.97. (Warner).
(2007) Daniella Monet, Alona Tal, Christy Carlson Romano, Bart Johnson, The Click Five. Two high school girls kidnap the world's most popular boy band in order to save their reputations. Extras: Alternate opening sequence, "Taking The Band: Making Taking 5" featurette, "On Set With Devon and Lincoln" featurette, interview with director Andrew Waller, The Click Five music video "Kidnap My Heart." (Sony).
Thomas & Friends: The Great Discovery
Latest adventures on the Island of Sodor with a new engine (Stanley) joining the railroad and a new narrator (Pierce Brosnan); $19.98.Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette with Brosnan, three "Learn With Thomas" featurettes, music video. (HIT Entertainment/Lionsgate).
Ugly Betty: The Complete Second Season
Five-disc box set with 18 episodes, $59.99. Extras: "On the Set With the Besties," "Wilhelmina Slater: Love to Hate Her," Betty bloops, deleted scenes. (Disney).
Unstable Fables: Tortoise vs. Hare
(2007) Jim Henson Company animation races forward 15 years after the infamous rivalry between the Tortoise and the Hare. Walter the Tortoise and Murray the Hare are ready more than ever for a long awaited rematch and this time their kids join the race for an all-out competition. Clever and quick-witted, "Unstable Fables" boast edgy humor that appeals to adults and children alike. Voices of Jay Leno, Danny Glover, Vivica A. Fox, Keke Palmer, Drake Bell. $19.97. Extras: "The Voices of Tortoise vs. Hare," "How to Draw a Character With director Howard E. Baker," sneak peek at the next "Unstable Fables" title: "The Goldilocks and the Three Bears Show." (The Weinstein Co./Genius Products).
(2007 -- French) Pauline Acquart, Louise Blachere, Adele Haenel. It's summer and the girl's winning synchronized swimming team is in full swing at the vast municipal swimming pool and social hub in the Paris suburb of Cergy. And it's here that three 15 year-old girls, Marie, Anne and Floriane cross paths and in turn, love and desire make a sudden, dramatic appearance. (Koch Lorber Films).
Wings: The Seventh Season
(1995-96) Four-disc set with 26 episodes, $42.99. (Paramount).
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The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet: Christmas With the Nelsons
Five Christmas episodes: "The Boy's Christmas Money" (Season 1), "Late Christmas Gift" (Season 2), "The Fruitcake" (Season 3), "The Day After Christmas" (Season 4) and "The Christmas Tree Lot" (Season 5); $9.99. (Shout! Factory).
Alvin & the Chipmunks: The ALVINNN!!! Edition
A two-disc set celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Chipmunks in December. Fourteen cartoons, $26.99. (Paramount).
An American in Paris
(1951) Dir.: Vincente Minnelli; Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Nina Foch. Two-disc set, restored and remastered. Extras: "'S Wonderful" making-of documentary, "Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer," more. (Warner).
Another Cinderella Story
(2008) Selena Gomez, Andrew Seeley. Sequel to 2004's "A Cinderella Story," with a new cast. (Warner).
(2007) Katherine Waterston, John Leguizamo , Cynthia Nixon. A teenager turns her babysitting service into a call-girl service for married guys after fooling around with one of her customers. Extras: "Making The Babysitters" featurette, filmmaker and actor commentary. (Peace Arch Entertainment).
Beetlejuice 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
(1988) Dir.: Tim Burton; Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Winona Ryder, Sylvia Sidney, Jeffrey Jones, Catherine O'Hara, Robert Goulet. Remastered. Extras: Three Beetlejuice cartoons. Also available on Blu-ray Disc on October 7. (Warner).
Breaking the Maya Code
(2007) For almost 2000 years, the ancient Maya of Central America recorded their history and ideas in an intricate and beautiful hieroglyphic script. Then, in the 16th century, Spanish invaders burned their books and ruthlessly extinguished hieroglyphic literacy. By the 18th century, when stone inscriptions were discovered buried in the jungles of Central America, no one on earth could read them. This documentary chronicles the 200-year struggle to unlock the lost secrets of this ancient civilization. $24.95. (First Run Features).
Busby Berkeley Collection Volume 2
Four-disc set with four musical extravaganzas, $39.92; single titles will be available for $19.97. (Warner).
Gold Diggers of 1937
(1936) Dick Powell, Joan Blondell. Extras: 1997 documentary "Busby Berkeley: Going Through the Roof," Technicolor historical short "The Romance of Louisiana," classic cartoons "Plenty of Money" and "You and Speaking of the Weather," two excerpts from 1929's "Gold Diggers of Broadway."
Gold Diggers in Paris
(1938) Rudy Vallee. Extras: Two Broadway Brevities musical shorts: "The Candid Kid" and "Little Me," classic cartoon "Love and Curses."
(1937) Dick Powell, Lola Lane, Rosemary Lane. Extras: Technicolor historical short "The Romance of Robert Burns," Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy comedy short "Double Talk," classic cartoon "Porky's Five & Ten."
(1937) Dick Powell, Priscilla Lane, Rosemary Lane, Sterling Holloway. Extras: Musical short "Flowers From the Sky," Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy comedy short "A Neckin' Party," classic cartoon "Have You Got any Castles."
Charlie Chan Collection -- Volume Five
Four-disc set with the final seven Charlie Chan films (from the early 1940s): "Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum," "Murder Over New York," "Dead Men Tell," "Charlie Chan in Rio," "Charlie Chan in Panama," "Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise" and "Castle in the Desert," as well as the retrospective featurette "The Era of Chan"; $49.98. (Fox).
Chuck: The Complete First Season
Four-disc set with 13 episodes, $39.98. Extras: Declassified scenes, "Chuck's World" inside look at character development and casting
Sessions, "Chuck on Chuck" featurette, "Chuck vs. the Chuckles" gag reel, "Chuck's Online World" gallery of Web originated mini-featurettes. (Warner).
(2008) Exploration of the dark side of Christianity. Based on the best-selling book by James Carroll, a National Book Award winner and columnist for the Boston Globe. Carroll discovers a terrible legacy that reverberates across the centuries: from the Emperor Constantine's vision of the cross as a sword and symbol of power, to the rise of genocidal anti-Semitism, to modern day wars sparked by religious extremism. $24.95. Extras: Introduction by Gabriel Byrne, extended scene and outtake, director's notes, filmmaker bios. (First Run Featues).
Criminal Minds: The Third Season
(2007-08) Five-disc set with 20 episodes, $64.99. (Paramount).
Cybill: The Collector's Edition Volume 1
Two-disc set with 10 episodes, $24.98. Extras: Interview with Cybill Shepherd, Cybill's Favorite Episodes. (First Look Studios).
Dirty Sexy Money: The Complete First Season
Three-disc set with 10 episodes, $39.99.Extras: "The Road to Excess: Making Dirty Sexy Money" featurette, "Enter the Penthouse: A V.I.P Set Tour," "Haute Couture: Dressing the Darlings," "The Other Woman: Candis Cayne," commentary, "Tripp Ups" bloopers, deleted scenes. (Disney).
Duckman: Seasons One and Two
Three-disc set with 22 episodes of the adult animated series, $49.99. Extras: Commentary, "Six Degrees of Duckman" featurette, "What the Hell Are You Starin At?" featurette, "Designing Duckman," more. (Paramount),
The Earrings of Madame de ...
(1953) Dir.: Max Ophuls; Danielle Darrieux, Charles Boyer. In a new, restored high-definition digital transfer. Extras: Commentary featuring film scholars Susan White and Gaylyn Studlar; introduction by filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson ("There Will Be Blood"); interviews with Ophuls collaborators Alain Jessua, Marc Frederix, and Annette Wademant; a visual analysis of the movie by film scholar Tag Gallagher; interview with novelist Louise de Vilmorin on Ophuls' adaptation of her story; booklet featuring a new essay by Molly Haskell, an excerpt from costume designer Georges Annenkov's 1962 book "Max Ophuls," and the source novel, "Madame de," by Louise de Vilmorin. (The Criterion Collection).
(2008) Al Pacino, Alicia Witt, Amy Brenneman, Leelee Sobieski, Benjamin McKenzie, Deborah Kara Unger, William Forsythe, Neal McDonough, Stephen Moyer, Michael Eklund, Michal Yannai, Brendan Fletcher. Extras: Commentary by drector Jon Avnet, alternate ending, "Director's Point of View" featurette, "The Character Within" featurette with Al Pacino. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).
(2008) Matthew Broderick, Brittany Snow, Moira Tierney, Steve Coogan. A television producer with a penchant for drinking and gambling tries to redeem himself by going to Las Vegas to convince his troubled niece, a prostitute, to enter rehab. Extras: Interviews, commentary. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
First Among Equals
(1986) Ten-part BBC adaptation of Jeffrey Archer's international best-seller about sex, money and power in the halls of parliament. Stars Tom Wilkinson, James Faulkner, David Robb and Jeremy Child. Three-disc set, $49.99. (Acorn Media).
Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal
(2007) Heavy metal documentary featuring Metallica, Megadeath, Slayer, Anthrax, Pantera, Exodus and many, many more; $19.97. Extras: Extra scenes and band footage, "Thrash Worldwide" guide and map, director's commentary. (Warner).
Gigi 50th Anniversary Special Edition
(1958) Dir.: Vincente Minnelli; Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Hermione Gingold, Eva Gabor. Two-disc set, restored and remastered. Extras: Commentary by Leslie Caron and film historian Jeanine Basinger, "Thank Heaven! The Making of Gigi" documentary, original 1949 nonmusical "Gigi." (Warner).
Three compilations from the "Goosebumps" TV series, based on the best-selling series by R.L. Stine: "One Day at HorrorLand" (with the episodes "One Day at Horrorland" and "Welcome To Camp Nightmare"), "A Night in Terror Tower" (with the episodes "A Night in Terror Tower" and "Stay Out of the Basement") and "Monster Blood" (with the episodes "Monster Blood I," "More Monster Blood," "How to Kill a Monster" and "The Girl Who Cried Monster"); $14.98 each. (Fox).
(2008) Spencer Breslin, Ally Sheedy, Nikki Blonsky, Cuba Gooding Jr. Life is tough for 14-year-old Harold: not only has he moved to a new school, but he's bald. (City Lights Entertainment).
(2006) Beau Bridges, Rosanna Arquette, Mathew Botuchis, Shiri Appleby, Dan Castellaneta. A 17-year-old wires his house with cameras and broadcasts his family live to the Internet on a site called I-See-You.Com, upsetting his home life but making a financial killing. (Warner).
Inside the Actors Studio With Robin Williams
(2008)Robin Williams at his most outrageous and insightful. (Shout! Factory).
(2007) Lisa Kudrow, Scott Prendergast, Teri Garr, Christine Taylor, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chris Parnell, Conchata Ferrell, Angela Sarafyan, Patricia Buckley, Landon Henninger, Cameron Wofford. Lisa Kudrow stars as Leslie, a struggling army wife trying to balance work, two out-of-control kids, and a never-ending pile of bills on her own. At her wit's end, she begrudgingly asks her out-of-work brother-in-law, Salman (Scott Prendergast), to move in and lend a hand until her husband comes home. But if dealing with his two rowdy nephews isn't hard enough, Salman also takes a part-time job as the faceless blue corporate mascot for a dying Internet company. Extras: Deleted scenes. (Sony).
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains
(1981) Diane Lane, Laura Dern, Ray Winstone, Christine Lahti, Peter Donat, Cynthia Sikes. Rarely seen film about a trio of misfit teenage girls who start a punk band. Directed by Lou Adler, the film also stars Steve Jones and Paul Cook of The Sex Pistols, Clash bassist Paul Simonon, Fee Waybill of the Tubes, Black Randy from Black Randy and Metrosquad. Surly and sexy in one of her earliest starring roles, Lane is the archetype riot grrl; sporting a memorable skunk hairdo, she sings songs like "I'm a Waste of Time," verbally assaults the audience and leads her legion of adoring female fans in the chant, "We don't put out!" Extras: Commentary by Lane, Dern and Lou Adler. (Rhino Rock 'N' Roll Cinema Series).
(1950) Dir.: Max Ophuls; Simone Signoret, Anton Walbrook, Simone Simon. In a new, restored high-definition digital transfer. Extras: Commentary featuring film scholar Susan White, author of "The Cinema of Max Ophuls"; interview with Max Ophuls' son, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Marcel Ophuls; interview with actor Daniel Gelin; interview with film scholar Alan Williams; correspondence between Laurence Olivier and Heinrich Schnitzler (the playwright's son), illustrating the controversy surrounding the source play; new essay by film critic Terrence Rafferty. (The Criterion Collection).
(1952) Dir.: Max Ophuls; Danielle Darrieux, Jean Gabin, Simone Simon. In a new, restored high-definition digital transfer. Extras: Introduction by filmmaker Todd Haynes ("Far From Heaven"); English- and German-language versions of the opening narration; "From Script to Screen," a video essay featuring film scholar Jean-Pierre Berthome discussing the evolution of Max Ophuls' screenplay for "Le plaisir"; interviews with actor Daniel Gelin, assistant director Tony Aboyantz and set decorator Robert Christides; new essay by film critic Robin Wood. (The Criterion Collection).
The Love Guru
(2008) Mike Myers, Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake, Romany Malco, Meagan Good, Omid Djalili, Ben Kingsley. Extras: "Mike Myers and The Love Guru - An Inside Look," "One Hellava Elephant," hockey training for actors, deleted and extended scenes, bloopers, outtakes, digital copy, more. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Paramount).
(2008) Lou Diamond Phillips, Vincent Spano, Stacy Keach. American West tale about a man who returns home from the war and finds himself engaged in a life-and-death struggle to protect himself and his family from a corrupt landowner. (Genius Products).
Made of Honor
(2008) Patrick Dempsey, Michelle Monaghan, Sydney Pollack, Kadeem Hardison, Beau Garrett, Richmond Arquette. DVD Extras: Commentary by director Paul Weiland. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentary by director Paul Weiland, deleted scenes, "Save the Date" making-of featurette, "Three Weddings and a Skyline" behind-the-scenes featurette. (Sony).
My Little Pony Live! The World's Biggest Tea Party
(2008) A Little Pony adventure recorded live on stage for preschoolers, $16.99. Extras: Sing-alongs. (Paramount).
The NFL's Funniest Players -- Hosted by Michael Strahan
Uses sound, action and exclusive interviews to profile hilarious moments from the National Football League, $19.98. (Warner).
Never Cry Werewolf
(2008) Kevin Sorbo, Nina Dobrev. When 16-year-old Loren and her family greet a new neighbor -- a good-looking single guy and his dog - she senses something mysterious and dangerous about him. Her suspicions become further aroused when some of the locals begin disappearing one by one. (Genius Products).
(1996) Reissue of the live-action version starring Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels and Joely Richardson. (Disney).
101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure Special Edition
(2003) Reissue of the animated sequel. (Disney)
(2000) Reissue of the live-action sequel to the 1996 film. (Disney).
Private Practice -- The Complete First Season: Extended Edition
Three-disc set with nine episodes, $39.99. Extras: "Kate Walsh: Practice Makes Perfect," "Alternative Ensemble: Behind the Scenes of Private Practice," two extended episodes, deleted scenes, bloopers, commentaries. (Disney).
Pushing Daisies: The Complete First Season
Three-disc set with nine episodes, $39.99. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).
Risky Business 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
(1983) Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, Joe Pantoliano, Richard Masur, Bronson Pinchot, Curtis Armstrong. Restored and remastered. Extras: Commentary by Cruise, director Paul Brickman and producer Jon Avnet; "The Dream Is Alays the Same: The Story of Risky Business" retrospective documentary; Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay screen tests; director's cut of the final scene. Available on Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).
The Search for Mengele
(1985) Josef Mengele, the "Angel of Death," was the most notorious SS doctor at Auschwitz. He sent hundreds of thousands of Jews to their deaths and performed appalling experiments on adults and children. After the end of World War II, Mengele was one of the world's most wanted war criminals -- yet for the next 40 years he escaped justice. Narrated and co-written by TV legend David Frost, the documentary traces Mengele's escape through Germany to Italy, then to Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil, where he finally met his end. $24.95. Extras: Production notes, Third Reich film gallery. (First Run Features).
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour: The Best of Season Three
(1968-69) Four-disc set with 11 uncensored episodes from the third and final season, with guests George Harrison, Harry Belafonte, Bob Newhart, Steve Martin, George Carlin, The Doors, Donovan, Ray Charles, Jackie Mason, Cass Elliot, Jonathan Winters, Joan Baez, Ike and Tina Turner, Judy Collins, David Steinberg, more. $49.95. Extras: "Pat Paulsen for President" television special, narrated by Henry Fonda, with bonus footage of Paulsen's trip to the White House and 1968 Democratic Convention; recently uncovered, never-before-seen appearance by Robert F. Kennedy, cut from the "Pat Paulsen for President" special; Pat Paulsen "On the Campaign Trail" featurette, comedy act footage, and photo gallery; a look back at the '60s with a "New Fable for Our Time" featurette; exclusive interviews with Joan Baez, Harry Belafonte, Allan Blye (producer), Chuck Braverman (filmmaker), Judy Collins, John Densmore (The Doors), Bob Einstein (Super Dave Osborne), Jackie Mason, Bob Newhart, Pat Paulsen and Rob Reiner; interview outtakes with Woody Allen, David Frye, Eddie Fisher, Paul Hornung, Robert Morse, Nancy Ames, and Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara; Dr. Benjamin Spock interview, censored from Season 3 opening show; backstage and rehearsal footage including footage shot for a 1969 "60 Minutes" segment, alternate show opening, audience Q&A, Jackie Mason dress rehearsal, Joan Baez dress rehearsal; 1968 press conference following CBS's termination of the Smothers' Brothers contract; the complete Aspen Comedy Festival 2000 Smothers Brothers Reunion hosted by Bill Maher, with Tom and Dick Smothers, Steve Martin and Mason Williams; "Pat Paulsen's Malignant Humor," Paulsen's personal notes from his fight with cancer; memorabilia from Tom and Dick's personal archives, including a letter from President Lyndon Johnson praising "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour," and a note from Congressman Donald Rumsfeld; more than 100 letters, memos, carbons, wires, telexes, telegrams and internal correspondence between CBS and the production company, chronicling the censorship ordeal the show faced; footage from 1969 Emmy award win for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy, Variety or Music; promotional TV spots; photo galleries. (Time Warner).
(2007) Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell, Michael Angarano, Griffin Dunne, Amy Sedaris, Olivia Thirlby. A drama that interweaves the life of a teenager, with his old baby sitter, her estranged husband, and their daughter. Based on the novel by Stewart O'Nan. (Warner).
(2008) Dir.: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski; Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, John Goodman, Susan Sarandon, Matthew Fox, Hiroyuki Sanada, Richard Roundtree, Rain, Benno Fuermann, Kirk Gurry, Paulie Litt, Roger Allam. Extras: "Spritle in the Big Leagues" featurette, CG cars featurette. Also available in a three-disc Blu-ray Disc: Includes a full-disc DVD game "Speed Racer Crucible Challenge" and a bonus digital copy disc. (Warner).
Star Trek: Alternate Realities Collective
Five-disc set of 20 episodes selected from all five Star Trek franchises that focus on mirror universes, parallel dimensions, twisted realities and alternate lives. $42.99. (Paramount).
(1993) Stephen Fry, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Geoffrey Palmer. British spoof of World War II escape films. (BFS Entertainment).
Torchwood: The Complete Second Season
Five-disc set with 13 episodes, $79.98. (BBC Video/Warner).
(2008) Cole Hauser, James Cromwell, Laurence Fishburne, Emmanuelle Chriqui, James Denton. Crime thriller about an FBI agent working undercover for a mysterious and unseen crime lord and the moral dilemmas he must face: he must inflict severe physical and psychological torture on the boss' accountant to prove himself. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette. (Sony).
(2008) A documentary on a chorus of senior citizens from Massachusetts who cover songs by Jimi Hendrix, Coldplay, Sonic Youth, and other unexpected musicians. Extras: "Young@Heart Goes to Hollywood" featurette, deleted scenes. (Fox).
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Affair in Trinidad
(1952) Dir.: Vincent Sherman; Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford. Extras: "Martini Minutes": "How to Hold Your Liquor," "How to Pull Off a Heist," "How to Play the Leading Lady," "How to Play the Leading Man." (Sony Martini Movies).
Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Definitive Collection
Five-disc set with 12 mysteries, $99.99. (A&E Home Video).
Alvin and the Chipmunks:
Alvin's Thanksgiving Celebration
(1987) Three episodes, $14.99. (Paramount).
Alvin and the Chipmunks Classic Holiday Gift Set
Three-disc set with "Trick or Treason," "Alvin's Thanksgiving Celebration," "A Chipmunk Christmas," $37.99. (Paramount).
The Anderson Tapes
(1971) Dir.: Sidney Lumet; Sean Connery, Dyan Cannon, Christopher Walken, Martin Balsam, Ralph Meeker, Alan King. Extras: "Martini Minutes": "How to Hold Your Liquor," "How to Pull Off a Heist," "How to Play the Leading Lady," "How to Play the Leading Man." (Sony Martini Movies).
Best of Dangerous Encounters
Includes the most popular programs from the hit series on the National Geographic Channel, $19.98. (Warner).
Boston Legal: Season Four
Five-disc set with 20 episodes, $59.98. Extras: "The New Kids on the Courtroom Floor" behind-the-scenes featurette. (Fox).
(2008) Ailsa Marshall. A young woman is thrown naked into a desolate room with 13 strangers, where she discovers that she is the final contestant in a deadly game. (Anchor Bay).
Brothers & Sisters: The Complete Second Season
Five-disc set with 16 episodes, $59.99. Extras: "Guest Book" of the show's guest stars, "TV Dinners: Food from Season 2 ," "Open House" with the set designer, commentaries, deleted scenes, bloopers. (Disney).
Bryan Loves You
(2008) Tony Todd, George Wendt, Tiffany Shepis, Lloyd Kaufman, Daniel Roebuck, Brinke Stevens. True story of a cult that took over an Arizona town in 1993. Extras: Commentary. (Anchor Bay).
CSI: NY The Fourth Season
Six-disc set with 21 episodes, $72.99. (Paramount).
Caillou's Winter Wonders
(2008) Four new-to-DVD animated episodes that include 14 winter-themed adventures of the PBS Kids series; $14.99. Extras: Interactive games, character bios, parents' information, coloring pages. (Paramount).
Cashmere Mafia: The Complete Series
(2008) Two-disc set with all seven episodes, $29.95. Extras: Interviews with the cast. (Sony).
(2008) Hugh Jackman, Ewan McGregor, Michelle Wiliams, Maggie Q, Natasha Henstridge Extras: Commentary by director Marcei Langenegger, "Exposing Deception: The Making Of Deception," " Club Sexy" featurette, deleted scenes. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Fox).
Dinosaur King: The Adventure Begins
(2008) First five episodes of the Fox 4KidsTV fantasy adventure about three young dinosaur enthusiasts whose discovery of some mystifying artifacts pull them into an incredible world of adventure, danger -- and dinosaurs; $14.99. (Shout! Factory).
(1971) Dir.: Richard Brooks; Warren Beatty, Goldie Hawn. Extras: "Martini Minutes": "How to Hold Your Liquor," "How to Pull Off a Heist," "How to Play the Leading Lady," "How to Play the Leading Man." (Sony Martini Movies).
Five Across the Eyes
(2006) Jennifer Barnett, Angela Brunda, Danielle Lilley, Sandra Paduch, Mia Yi. Five teenage girls become hopelessly lost on their way home from a high-school football game. As they blindly make their way across an area the locals call "The Eyes," the girls become prey in a terrifying series of assaults. (Anchor Bay).
Friday the 13th - The Series: The First Season
(1987-88) Six-disc set with 26 episodes, $54.99. (Paramount).
The Garment Jungle
(1957) Dir.: Vincent Sherman; Kerwin Matthews, Lee J. Cobb, Robert Loggia, Gia Scala, Richard Boone. Extras: "Martini Minutes": "How to Hold Your Liquor," "How to Pull Off a Heist," "How to Play the Leading Lady," "How to Play the Leading Man." (Sony Martini Movies).
The Godfather: The Coppola Restoration
A meticulous restoration of "The Godfather" and "The Godfather: Part II" by Paramount Pictures and Francis Ford Coppola. Both films have been fully restored and will arrive on DVD and Blu-ray, along with a newly remastered version of "The Godfather: Part III." All three films will be available individually ($19.99 each) or in a five-DVD collection ($72.99) or four-disc Blu-ray collection ($119.99); each set is loaded with a host of all-new special features.
DVD disc breakdown: Disc 1: "The Godfather" with commentary by director Francis Ford Coppola. Disc 2: "The Godfather: Part II" with commentary by Coppola. Disc 3: "The Godfather: Part III" with commentary by Coppola. Disc 4: (previously released special features) "Making of The Godfather," additional scenes, filming locations, "The Corleone Family Tree," "The Music of The Godfather," "The Godfather Historical Timeline," profiles on the filmmakers, photo Galleries and storyboards. Disc 5: (new special features)
"Godfather World," "The Masterpiece That Almost Wasn't," "... When the Shooting Stopped," "Emulsional Rescue Revealing The Godfather," "The Godfather on the Red Carpet," four short Films on "The Godfather:" "The Godfather" vs. "The Godfather: Part II," "Cannoli," "Riffing on the Riffing," "Clemenza."
Blu-ray four-disc set: (Presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD). Disc 1: "The Godfather" with commentary by director Francis Ford Coppola. Disc 2: "The Godfather: Part II" with commentary by Coppola. Disc 3: "The Godfather: Part III" with commentary by Coppola. Disc 4: "Godfather World," "The Masterpiece That Almost Wasn't," "... When the Shooting Stopped," "Emulsional Rescue Revealing The Godfather," "The Godfather on the Red Carpet," four short Films on "The Godfather" ("The Godfather" vs. "The Godfather: Part II," "Cannoli," "Riffing on the Riffing," "Clemenza") "The Family Tree," "Crime Organization Chart," "Connie and Carlo's Wedding Album."
2001 DVD Archive: Behind the scenes ("The Godfather Family: A Look Inside," "On Location," "Francis Coppola's Notebook," "The Music of The Godfather," "Coppola & Puzo on Screenwriting," "Gordon Willis on Cinematography," storyboards from "The Godfather: Part II" and "Part III," "The Godfather Behind the Scenes 1971"), "The Filmmakers" (Coppola, Mario Puzo, Gordon Willis, Dean Tavoularis, Nino Rota, Carmine Coppola), additional scenes, "Acclaim & Response," trailers, photo gallery, "Rogues' Gallery."
Horatio Hornblower: Collector's Edition
Eight-disc set with all eight A&E Hornblower films, $59.95. Extras: Interview with star Ioan Gruffudd, commentary, three bonus programs: "England's Royal Warships", "Sail 2000: Aboard the Eagle" and "The Making of Horatio Hornblower", C.S. Forester featurette, "Nautical Terms and Definitions," interactive 3-D naval cannon, guide to Royal warships, C.S. Forester biography, cast and crew biographies, photo gallery. (A&E Home Video).
High School Musical 2: Deluxe Dance Edition
(2007) Two-disc set timed for the October 23 release of "High School Musical 3." Extras: Deleted scenes, virtual scrapbook featuring the cast and crew, new musical number. (Disney).
iCarly Season 1, Volume 1
Two-disc set with 13 episodes of the Nickelodeon series, $26.98. Extras: Behind-the-scenes extras, music video. (Paramount).
(2002) Derek Jacobi, Antony Sher, Helen McCrory, Gerald Butler. Two-disc set of the BBC Masterpiece Theatre six-part miniseries about a shocking murder trial and the jurors affected by it. (BFS Entertainment).
Ken Russell at the BBC
Three-disc set with seven classic, rare Ken Russell documentary works from the 1960s: "Elgar," "The Debussy Film," "Always on Sunday," "The Biggest Dancer in the World," "Dante's Inferno," "A Song of Summer: Frederick Delius" and "Dance of the Seven Veils"; $59.98.(Warner).
(1997) Dir.: Curtis Hanson; Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, James Cromwell, Kim Basinger, David Strathairn, Danny DeVito, Graham Beckel, Paul Guilfoyle, Ron Rifkin. Two-disc special edition. Extras: Commentary by Andrew Sarris, music only track, "Nite Owl Action" featurette, "Whatever You Desire: Making L.A. Confidential" featurette, "Sunlight and Shadow: The Visual Style of L.A. Confidential" featurette, "A True Ensemble: The Cast of L.A. Confidential" featurette, "L.A. Confidential: From Book to Screen" featurette, Off the Record" featurette, "The L.A. of L.A. Confidential Hollywood Center Motel" featurette, more. Available on Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).
(2008) Dir.: George Clooney; George Clooney, RenŽe Zellweger, John Krasinski, Jonathan Pryce, Stephen Root, Ezra Buzzington, John Vance, Dan John Miller. Extras: Deleted scenes, "Football's Beginnings: The Making of Leatherheads," "No Pads, No Fears: Creating the Rowdy Football Scenes," "George Clooney: A Leatherhead Prankster," visual effects sequences, commentary by director George Clooney and producer Grant Heslov. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Universal).
Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies: It's Movie Time
Eight episodes from the PBS Kids series that introduces children to a variety of animals around the world; combines animation with live-action footage from National Geographic and the BBC. Vanessa Williams is the voice of Mama Mirabelle. $14.98. (Warner).
(2007 -- Japan) Yuji Nishizaki. A U.S. bomber crashes in Japan's snowy Northen Alps, bearing lethal contents that could spell doom for the world. (Universal).
Mother of Tears
(2007) Dir.: Dario Argento; Asia Argento, Cristian Solimeno, Adam James, Moran Atias. A wave of suicides and crimes sweeps over the Holy City as witches congregate to pay homage to their reborn queen, Mater Lachrymarum (Mother of Tears), the last of three powerful witches who have been spreading terror and death for centuries. Alone against an army of demons, an art student who seems to have supernatural abilities of her own is the only person left to prevent the destruction of Rome. Unrated. Extras: "The Making of Mother of Tears," conversation with Dario Argento. (The Weinstein Co./Genius Products).
NFL History of the Dallas Cowboys
Two-disc set celebrates the glorious history of the Dallas Cowboys, from the inception in 1960 through the end of their record-shattering 2008 season. Includes some of the greatest Cowboy games ever, $26.95. (Warner).
The New Centurions
(1972) Dir.: Richard Fleischer; Stacy Keach, George C. Scott, Jane
AlexanderExtras: "Martini Minutes": "How to Hold Your Liquor," "How to Pull Off a Heist," "How to Play the Leading Lady," "How to Play the Leading Man." (Sony Martini Movies).
The New York Yankees: Essential games of Yankee Stadium
Six-disc set showcases six TV broadcasts of games that shaped the mystique of the fabled baseball cathedral; $59.95. (A&E Home Video).
(1980) Sam Waterston. PBS American Playhouse seven-part miniseries on the life of physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb. Extras: Historic 1955 Edward R. Murrow interview with Oppenheimer from Morrow's CBS newsmagazine "See It Now." (Warner).
(2008) Milo Ventimiglia, Alyssa Milano, Michael Weston. A group of medical students working in a Washington, D.C. morgue, start a sinister game to see which one of them can commit the perfect murder. When newcomer Dr. Ted Grey (Ventimiglia) tries to get out of the game, the sociopath mastermind (Weston) has other plans in mind and will do anything to win. Extras: Commentary by director Marc Schoelermann and writers-producers Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, "The Cause of Death: A Conversation With Pathologist Craig Harvey" featurette, "Unintended Consequences" music video by Legion of Doom vs Triune, deleted and alternate scenes. (MGM).
Peanuts Deluxe Holiday Collection
Three-disc set with remastered editions of "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" and "A Charlie Brown Christmas," plus a CD of Peanuts holiday songs, $44.76 or $19.98 each. Extras: Bonus episodes, behind-the-scenes featurettes, digital downloads of songs. (Warner).
Reno 911!: Miami-The Movie -- More Busted Than Ever Unrated Cut
(2007) Features the full-length original unrated cut of "Reno 911!: Miami" as well as "The Lost Version" of the film, considered to be the true vision of how the creators-producers believe the movie should have been seen by audiences. Extras: Digital copy; introduction to "The Lost Version" by Lt. Jim Dangle, Deputy Travis Junior and Deputy Trudy Wiegel; commentary by writer-director Robert Ben Garant and writers Thomas Lennon and Kerri Kenney-Silver; extended scenes; blooper reel; Public Service Announcements; "Talking During the Movie"; "Cell Phone Etiquette"; "Join the Reno Sheriff's Department"; Easter egg. (Fox).
Rob & Big: The Complete Uncensored Third Season
Three-disc set with 15 episodes, $39.99. Extras: Deleted scenes, "The Best, Worst and Unused," commentary. (Paramount).
Run Fatboy Run
(2008) Simon Pegg, Thandie Newton, Hank Azaria, Dylan Moran, Jade Ramsey, Nikita Ramsey, Ameet Chana, Harish Patel, India de Beaufort. Extras: Cast and director commentary, deleted scenes, "Thandie's Goof!" Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).
Samantha Who?: The Complete First Season
Two-disc set with 15 episodes, $29.99. Extras: Deleted scenes, bloopers. (Disney).
Schoolhouse Rock: The Election Collection
(2008) As all eyes turn to the Presidential election, it couldn't be a better time for this collection of classic election-themed tunes including "I'm Just a Bill," "Shot Heard 'Round the World" and "I'm Gonna Send Your Vote to College," the timeless songs that taught a generation of Americans that learning can be fun. Also features the entertaining new to DVD song "Presidential Minute" with two surprise endings and an exclusive Election Tracking Kit with stickers to help viewers keep track of the actual voting results in all 50 states; $19.99. (Disney).
Scooby-Doo & The Goblin King
(2008) Newest animated Scooby-Doo feature. Scooby and his pal Shaggy try to stop a second-rate, carnival magician named the Amazing Krudsky from turning everyone into horrible Halloween monsters, after he steals the light magic from Princess Fairy Willow. Extras: "Scooby-Doo You Believe in Magic?" featurette. (Warner).
(2005 -- Homg Kong) Tony Leung, Richie Jen. Tony Leung stars as Special Agent Lam, joined by his entourage of butt-kicking ladies as they jet off to Korea to help retrieve counterfeiting plates from a double-crossing CIA agent, a beautiful cat burglar and a dangerous Korean gangster. Extras: "The Making of Seoul Raiders" featurette, behind-the-scenes footage, deleted scenes, original Hong Kong posters, teaser poster and lobby stills. (Arts Alliance America).
Sex and the City: The Movie
(2008) Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Chris Noth, Jennifer Hudson, Lynn Cohen, David Eigenberg, Evan Handler, Jason Lewis, Candice Bergen. Available as a single disc and Special Edition standard DVD with an extended cut, and as as a Blu-ray Disc with extended cut and interactive features. Extras: Fashion featurette, conversations with cast and crew, digital copy, more. (New Line).
Supernatural: The Complete Third Season
Five-disc set with 16 episodes, $59.98.Extras: "From Legends to Reality: Supernatural Effects" featurette, "Impala Featurette: A Look Inside the Classic 1967 Chevrolet Impala," "Ghostfacers! Confessionals," minifeaturette gallery, gag reel, digital copy of the entire season. (Warner).
This American Life: The First Season
Six episodes of the documentary TV series based on the Chicago Public Radio series, $19.99. Extras: Commentary by host Ira Glass and series director Christopher Wilca, ohiti gallery. (Paramount).
The True Story of Che Guevara
(2007) History Channel documentary on the iconic rebel, $19.95. (A&E Home Video).
Two and a Half Men: The Complete Fourth Season
Four-disc set with 24 episodes, $44.98. Extras: "Two Men Talking About Two and a Half Men" conversation with creators Chuck Lorre and Lee Aronsohn, gag reel, commentary. (Warner).
(2008) Jack Bailey, Ray Bullock Jr., Emma Choy. In the year 2015, mankind is about to become a thing of the past. It's a fight for survival between humans and a frightening new race of genetically engineered mutants that just won't die. (Anchor Bay).
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Adam 12: Season Two
Four-disc set with 24 episodes, $34.99. Extras: Commentaries by the LAPD, "Photo History of the LAPD," "Ride-Along" trivia track, tour of Reed and Malloy's training center (Elysian Park Police Academy), exclusive "One Adam-12" ringtone promotion; $34.99. (Shout! Factory).
Ax Men: The Complete Season One
Four-disc set with 13 episodes, $39.95. (A&E Home Video).
B.L. Stryker: The Comp;lete Series
Seven-disc set with all 12 episodes, $54.95. (Arts Alliance America).
Banacek Complete Series
Five-disc set with all 16 of the original shows and the original pilot program that was part of the Sunday Night Mystery Movie in the early 1970s; $49.95. (Arts Alliance America).
Barack Obama: The Power of Change
(2007) Collection of speeches by Obama, others; $14.95. (MVD Visual).
The Beach Boys and the Satan
(2008) Documentary that simultaneously details the Beach Boys' rise to success -- using rarely seen footage of the band -- and exposes the Summer of Love's darkest side by investigating the connections between some of the counter-culture's most controversial personalities (Anton La Vey, Kenneth Anger, Dennis and Brian Wilson) and the Manson Family; $19.95. (MVD Visual).
Beauty and the Beast: The Complete Series
Sixteen-disc set with 55 episodes, $90.99. Extras: "Vincent's Quest" interactive trivia game, original love letters, newly reconstructed love letters. (Paramount).
The Best of Mr. Bean: Volume 2
Six of the all-time top-rated and most inspired episodes in Bean history. $9.95. (A&E Home Video).
Bigger, Stronger, Faster
(2008) Documentary. In America, we define ourselves in the superlative: we are the biggest, strongest, fastest country in the world. Is it any wonder that so many of our heroes are on performance enhancing drugs? Director Christopher Bell explores America's win-at-all-cost culture by examining how his two brothers became members of the steroid-subculture in an effort to realize their American dream. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
Billionaire Boy's Club
(1987) Judd Nelson. NBC drama miniseries that exposed an era of excess and what happened when the desire for cold, hard cash trumped all: murder. (A&E Home Video).
(2007) Britt Morgan, Jeff Blum, Bram Hoover, Nikki McKenzie, Greyson Chadwick, Natalie Wachen, JR May. FearNet interactive Web series comes to life as a feature film about a brother and sister team who have to follow Web posts, online diaries and found footage to uncover the whereabouts of five students buried alive. Extras: Commentary by director, producer and cast, "Making Buried Alive." (Sony).
Can't Hardly Wait: 10 year Reunion Edition
(1988) Ethan Embry, Charlie Korsmo, Lauren Ambrose, Peter Facinelli, Seth Green, Jennifer Love Hewitt. Extras: Original commentary with filmmakers and cast, Reunion commentary with filmmakers and cast, "Huntington High Class of '98" reunion featurette, "Can't Hardly Wait: The Making of a Teen Classic" featurette, "The Life of the Party" featurette, deleted scenes, "You Know You're '90's If..." trivia game, "Can't Get Enough of You Baby" music video by Smash Mouth, fun facts and trivia that plays throughout the movie. Available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).
(2007) Jared Leto, Mark Lindsay Chapman. Psychological portrait of Mark David Chapman and the chilling events that led up to the murder of John Lennon. (Peace Arch Entertainment/Genius Products).
Click & Clack: As the Wrench Turns
(2007) Animated sitcom revolves around the Tappet Brothers and their NPR "Car Talk" radio show; two-disc set, $34.99. (Paramount).
Drive-In Double Feature
"Island Fury" (1983): While visiting a remote island with friends, two young girls discover a cache of mob money, as well as a clan of bloodthirsty cannibals who pick off the vacationers one by one. "Barracuda" (1978): A quaint seaside town is home to upstanding citizens, good ol' fashioned hospitality, and a deadly rash of barracuda attacks. (Dark Sky Films/MPI Media Group)
Edward the King
(1975) Four-disc set of the British miniseries ("Edward the Seventh") portaying the fascinating and scandalous life of King Edward VII. Stars Timothy West and Annette Crosbie. $59.99. Extras: Commentaries, two featurettes, photo gallery. (Acorn Media).
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
(2008) Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Russell Brand, Bill Hader, Paul Rudd, Jack McBrayer, Jonah Hill. Available as a single-disc DVD with the theatrical version and as a three-disc DVD set with the theatrical version, an unrated extended verion and a disc of extras. Extras: Cast and crew auditions, raw footage, deleted scenes, extended scenes, gag reel, commentary, "Puppet Break-Up" behind-the-scenes footage, "Sex-O-Rama" Jason Segel sex scene montage, video diaries, more. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Universal).
Gangland: The Complete Season One
Four-disc set with 13 episodes, $39.95. (A&E Home Video).
(2006) David Jason, Ian Puleston-Davies. An ill-fated British sub that sank during WWII resurfaces in 1981, and the government sends for the sole survivor to head up a mission to salvage the boat - which mysteriously takes on a life of its own. (MPI Home Video).
Harry the Dirty Dog ... And More Playful Puppy Stories
(2007) Includes Gene Zion's classic about wayward little Harry, who runs away before bath time and plays outside until he changes into a black dog with white spots; and "No Roses for Harry," "Officer Buckle and Gloria," "Dot the Fire Dog," plus two bonus stories: "The Beast on Monsieur Racine" and "Angus Lost"; $14.99. (Scholastic Storybook Treasures).
The Hudson Brothers Razzle Dazzle Show
(1974-75) Sixteen episodes of the Saturday morning family series hosted by the singing group The Hudson Brothers. Three-disc set, $29.95. (MVD Visual).
(2008) Dir.: Jon Favreau; Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges, Shaun Toub, Leslie Bibb, Bill Smitrovich, Nazanin Boniadi, Micah Hauptman. Single disc DVD, Ultimate Edition two-disc DVD and Blu-ray Discs. Extras: Deleted and extended Scenes, "I Am Iron Man" seven-part featurette, "The Invincible Iron Man" six-part featurette, "Wired: The Visual Effects of Iron Man," "Robert Downey Jr. Screen Test," "The Actor's Process" (scene rehearsal with cast), The Onion "Wildly Popular Iron Man Trailer to be Adapted into Full Length Film," image galleries. (Paramount).
Jewel: The Essential Live Songbook
Two-disc set of two intimate 2007 PBS Soundstage performances, recorded in High-Definition video and mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound, containing 48 songs. Available on Blu-ray Disc (Oct. 14). (Koch Vision).
The Jewel in the Crown: The 25th Anniversary Edition
Four-disc set of the classic, $39.95. (A&E Home Video).
Larry Flynt: The Right to Be Left Alone
(2007) Sensational portrait of America's best-known smut peddler and his legendary First Amendment battles during the past 30 years. An often polarizing figure, Flynt has long struggled to expand the parameters of free speech and expose the hypocrisy of this country's elected leaders. He's spent more time in court than many lawyers and even spent time in jail for his beliefs. Covers past high-profile trials such as the DeLorean FBI Tapes Trial and the Jerry Falwell Obscenity Trial, as well as hot-button topics such as the Jessica Lynch photo controversy, Republican Sex Scandals and the right of the press to cover war. $19.97. Extras: Commentary, extra footage.(Liberation Entertainment).
Lewis Black's Root of All Evil
(2008) Two-disc set of the Comedy Central show with the abrasive comedian as he and his brethren take on pop culture, politics and all the things that most stupefy and pervert our society; $26.99. (Paramount).
Lou Reed's Berlin
(2008) Former lead singer and songwriter for the innovative group The Velvet Underground, Reed revisits his solo venture "Berlin," a tragic rock opera about a doomed couple. "Berlin" is riddled with themes of drug use and depression, punctuated by heavy orchestral arrangements and is considered Reed's greatest solo achievement. Directed by Oscar nominee Julian Schnabel (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly), "Berlin" was filmed in December 2006 at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York and features the singer performing his controversial narrative album live with the divided city of Berlin as the concert's backdrop. Extras: Q&A with Schnabel. (The Weinstein Company's Miriam Collection/Genius Products).
Make Way for Ducklings ... And More Delightful Duck Stories
(2007) Includes the title story based on Robert McCloskey's Caldecott Medal book concerning Mr. and Mrs. Mallard's search for the perfect spot to raise their young in Boston's Public Garden; and "The Story About Ping," "The Ugly Duckling," "Angus and the Ducks," plus two bonus stories: "Cat and Canary" and "Wings: A Tale of Two Chickens"; $14.99. (Scholastic Storybook Treasures).
The Mindscape of Alan Moore
(2003) Documentary on the visionary graphic novel writer ("V for Vendetta," "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen," "Watchmen"). Two-disc set with a 20-page book; $29.95. (The Disinformation Co.).
My Name Is Earl: Season Three
Four-disc set with 22 epiosdes, $49.98. Extras: Deleted scenes, gag reel, "Those Guys From Those Episodes -- Creating the Characters" featurette, "Under the Shell: The Mr. Turtle" commentary. (Fox).
My Three Sons: Season One, Volume One
(1960-61) Three-disc set, $42.99. (Paramount).
Numb3rs: The Fourth Season
Five-disc set with 18 episodes, $61.99. Extras: Featurettes. (Paramount).
(2006) A boxoffice sensation in France, comic star Jean Dujardin stars as secret agent Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, a.k.a. OSS 117 who in the tradition of Maxwell Smart and Inspector Clouseau somehow succeeds in spite of his ineptitude. After a fellow agent and close friend is murdered, Hubert is ordered to take his place at the head of a poultry firm in Cairo. This is to be his cover while he investigates the death, monitors the Suez Canal, checks up on the Brits and Soviets, burnishes France's reputation, quells a fundamentalist rebellion and brokers peace in the Middle East. (Music Box Films/MPI Media Group).
Popeye the Sailor 1941 -- 1943 Volume 3
Two-disc set with 32 remastered shorts, $34.98. (Warner).
(2008) Jamie Bamber, Boti Bliss. Direct-to-video sequel. The world has been reshaped by the invasion of ghosts via the wireless Internet. Cities are deserted, technology has been destroyed and the few remaining human beings eschew anything electrical in order to avoid a confrontation with the soulless ghosts that now wander the planet. Extras: Commentary, deleted scenes. (The Weinstein Co./Genius Products).
(2007) Johnny Tri Nguyen, Veronica Ngo, Dustin Nguyen. Two-disc edition. Set in Vietnam in the 1920s, anti-French rebels band together to fight an epic battle against foreign occupation. Extras: Commentary by stars Johnny Tri Nguyen, Veronica Ngo, Dustin Nguyen, and Asian cinema expert Bey Logan; "Empty Hand, Noble Heart" interview with leading man Johnny Tri Nguyen; "Cry For Freedom" interview with leading lady Veronica Ngo; "The Dark Destroyer" interview with leading protagonist Dustin Nguyen; "One Man Army: A Martial Arts Demonstration"; "Iron Jacket" deleted scene; making-of featurette; behind-the-scenes gallery. (The Weinstein Co. Dragon Dynasty/Genius Products).
R.L. Stine's Mostly Ghostly
(2008) Sterling Beaumon, Ali Lohan. Based on the successful book series by R.L. Stine, this new feature follows the adventures of a typical 11-year-old boy who's the only one who can see the two spirits haunting his house. And the two spirits make him an offer he can't refuse: They'll turn him into the most popular kid in school if he helps them find their missing parents and battle a wicked ghoul. (Universal).
Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire
(2008) Four-disc set of the History Channel recreation, $39.95. (A&E Home Video).
(2008) Pepper Sweeney, Barbara Niven, Joshua Snyder. The daily life experiences of Carolinian Blake Beckett, a five-time stockcar racing short track champion as he tries to make it to the National Cup Racing circuit. (Monarch Home Video).
(2008) Missi Pyle, Emily Osment, Dan Cortese, Victoria Jackson, Master P. Family comedy about a compulsive soccer mom who masquerades as a famous Italian soccer star to coach her daughter's losing team. Extras: Cast interviews, make-up featurette. (Anchor Bay).
Sports Night: The Complete Series 10th Anniversary Edition
Eight-disc set with all 45 episodes, $69.99. Extras: Two discs with bonus materials, a 10th anniversary book. (Shout! Factory).
Taxi to the Dark Side
(2007) Academy Award winning documentary. Are we safer now than we were before the War on Terror? Alex Gibney ("Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room") gives an in-depth look at the torture practices of the United States in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay. Disturbing and incisive, the film examines the reckless abuses of government power and focuses on the killing of an innocent taxi driver in Afghanistan who was tortured in 2002. Extras: Commentary by director Alex Gibney. (ThinkFilm).
Trial & Retribution, Set 1
(2007) Four-disc set with the first four two-part episodes (1997-2000) of the long-running, ongoing, smash hit British crime drama series; $59.99. Extras: Interview with creator Lynda La Plante, biography of La Plante, lossary of terms.(Acorn Media).
(2007) The American dream of owning a house with a white picket fence goes head-to-head with environmental sustainability in this urgent, beautifully crafted documentary. When an ambitious real estate developer sets out to transform thousands of acres of pristine hill country around Austin, Texas into a suburban development - threatening a nearby natural spring and local treasure - the community fights back. In the conflict that ensues, we see in miniature the struggle between development and preservation that today plays out in cities and towns across the country. A work of stunning visual beauty and epic scope, "The Unforeseen" is a grand meditation on the destruction of the natural world in pursuit of an often fleeting dream. Extras: Commentary by director Laura Dunn; commentary by producer and motion graphics designer Jef Sewell, cinematographer Lee Daniel and sound designer Tom Hammond; essay by film critic Dennis Lim. (New Yorker Video).
Unforgotten: Twenty-five Years After Willowbrook
(2007) Documentary on the aftermath of Geraldo Rivera's shocking expose, "Unforgotten" recounts the scandalous conditions at what was then the world's largest institution for children with developmental disabilities. It was a nightmare that shocked all of America and rocketed Geraldo Rivera to national prominence, when in 1972, with a stolen key, he entered Staten Island's Willowbrook State School and revealed conditions in which developmentally disabled children were found to be living in their own filth, with a staff-to-resident ratio of 30- or 40-to-one, and residents had a 100% incidence of hepatitis within the first six weeks of entering Willowbrook. (City Lights Home Entertainment).
(2007) Charlie Murphy, Robert Hays, Jill Marie Jones, Dean Edwards. A magical TV remote control sends two guys tumbling into an un-PC TV land where the channel keeps changing and the shows get more and more bizarre in this sketch comedy compilation. (Peace Arch Entertainment).
When We Left Earth -- The NASA Missions
Discovery Channel four-disc set celebrates 50 years of space exploration. Available on Blu-ray Disc. (Image).
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