(2009) Ronnie Gene Blevin, Rip Torn, Val Kilmer, Peter Falk, Diane Ladd, Cloris Leachman, Lin Shaye, Hanna Hall. Black comedy about an eccentric living in his childhood home in the California desert community of Blythe who decides to grow the perfect American Cowslip, a stunning, rare flower that will be the centerpiece of his garden and a floral representation of his life -- and maybe even win $10,000.00 in a gardening contest -- to fend off the foreclosure of his house. An exorcism and surrogate moms are thrown in for good measure. (E1 Entertainment).
Boy Meets World: Seasons 1,2 and 3
(1993-96) Three-disc sets, $19.98 each. Extras: Commentaries, "The World According to Boy" pop quiz on Season 3. (Lionsgate).
Bugs Bunny's Howl-Oween Special
(1978) Feature-length TV special, first time on DVD, $14.97. (Warner).
Camp Rock 2 The Final Jam: Extended Edition
(2010) Demi Lovato, Jonas Brothers, Maria Canals-Barrera, Meaghan Martin, Alyson Stoner, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, Jasmine Richards, Daniel Fathers, Roshon Fegan, Jordan "J" Francis. Disney Channel original movie. Available as a standard DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack. Extras: "Rock-Along" interactive featurette. Blu-ray adds "Getting to Know Camp Rock's Newest Stars," music videos from Camp Rockers around the world. (Disney).
(2007) Alessio Boni. The tumultuous and adventurous life of controversial 17th century Italian master painter Michelangelo Merisi di Caravaggio. (E1 Entertainment).
Chuck: The Complete Third Season
(2010) Five-disc set with 19 episodes, $59.98. Extras: "Chuck-Fu ... and Dim Sum: Becoming a Spy Guy," "The Jeffster Revolution: The Definitive Mockumentary," "Declassified Scenes," gag reel. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).
Criminal Minds: Fifth Season
(2009-10) Six-disc set with 23 episodes, $55.98. (Paramount).
Doctor Who: The Creature From the Pit
Three more digitally remastered Doctor Who classics: "The Creature From the Pit," "The King's Demons" and "Planet of Fire," $24.98. (Warner).
George Lopez: America's Mexican and Tall, Dark & Chicano
(2009) Two-pack of live performances: "America's Mexican," solo debut performed live in front of a packed house at the Dodge Theater in Phoenix, Arizona; and "Tall, Dark & Chicano," at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. $24.98. (HBO Video).
Goosebumps: The Blob That Ate Everyone
(2010) Three tales of horror based on author R.L. Stine's best-selling Goosebumps books series: "The Blob That Ate Everyone," "My Hairiest Adventure" and "Piano Lessons Can Be Murder," $14.98. (Fox).
Goosebumps: Go Eat Worms!
(2010) Three tales of horror based on author R.L. Stine's best-selling Goosebumps books series: "Go Eat Worms!" "Bad Hare Day" and "Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes," $14.98. (Fox).
(2009) Ulrich Tuku, Daniel Bruhl, Steve Buscemi. A true-story account of a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanjing massacre in 1937-38. (Strand Releasing).
(2010) Ashton Kutcher, Katherine Heigl, Tom Selleck, Catherine O'Hara, Katheryn Winnick, Kevin Sussman,Lisa Ann Walter, Casey Wilson. Read more about "Killers" in the September Calendar.Extras: Featurette: "Killer Chemistry: Behind the Scenes With the Cast of Killers," gag reel, deleted and alternate/extended scenes. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Lionsgate).
(2010) It's millions of years old. Plato hated it, the Bible discouraged it, scientists avoided it and Victorians thought it could drive you insane. It is also highly contagious and spread by humans. Symptoms, that can affect anyone of any age, may include shortness of breath and gasping for air: laughter. This documentary takes a look at why we laugh and explores the new scientific evidence supporting the health benefits of laughter. $19.98. (The Disinformation Co.)
Less Than Perfect: Season One
(2002) Four-disc set with 22 episodes, $24.98. (Lionsgate).
The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond
(2008) Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Evans, Will Patton, Ann-Margret, Ellen Burstyn. Set in the Roaring Twenties in a town in Memphis, a young rebellious heiress, Fisher Willow (Bryce Dallas Howard), defies the strict protocol of Southern society when she hires the caretaker's son, Jimmy Dobyne (Chris Evans), to escort her to the major event of the season. When she falls for him, their budding relationship is threatened when a priceless diamond goes missing. Based on Tennessee Williams play. (Screen Media).
(2010) Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Val Kilmer, Ryan Phillippe, Maya Rudolph, Powers Boothe. Read more about "MacGruber" in the September Calendar.Extras: Commentary by director/co-writer Jorma Taccone, co-writer/star Will Forte and co-writer John Solomon; deleted scenes; gag reel. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Universal).
The Norm Show: The Complete Series
(1999-2001) Eight-disc set with all 54 episodes, $59.97. Commentary by co-creators Norm Macdonald and executive producer Bruce Helford, booklet and liner notes written by Helford and Macdonald. (Shout! Factory).
The Office Season Six
(2009-10) Five-disc set with 26 episodes, $59.98. Extras: "Podcast" minisode; "Welcome to Sabre" full-screen version of the corporate welcome video starring Kathy Bates and Christian Slater; commentary; deleted scenes; two extended episodes; blooper reel; "The Office Promo: Dwight's Tribute to Canada." Also available on Blu-ray Disc, which adds BD-LIVE access to five Season 7 episodes, available on TV via the Internet in HD the day following broadcast. (Universal).
(2010) Ryan Carnes, Sandrine Holt, Jean Marchand, Cameron Goodman, Isabella Rossellini, Ron Lea. SyFy Channel miniseries. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Vivendi Entertainment).
Prime Suspect: The Complete Collection
Nine-disc set with all nine feature-length mysteries, $124.99. Extras: "Prime Suspect" behind-the-scenes special, Series 6 behind-the-scenes featurette, photo gallery, cast filmographies. (Acorn Media).
The Prophet's Game
(1999) Dennis Hopper, Joe Penny, Stephanie Zimbalist. (Echo Bridge Home Entertainment).
(1997) Dennis Hopper, Peter Coyote, Chris Sarandon. (Echo Bridge Home Entertainment).
Smallville: The Complete Ninth Season
(2009-10) Six-disc set with 21 episodes, $59.98. Extras: "Kneel Before Zod" featurette, "Justice for All" featurette, cast/creator commentaries on episodes "Idol" and "Kandor," unaired scenes. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).
(2010) Michael Douglas, Mary-Louise Parker, Jenna Fishe, Jesse Eisenberg, Imogen Poots, Susan Sarandon, Danny DeVito. Read more about "Solitary Man" in the September Calendar.Extras: Commentary by writer-director Brian Koppelman, director David Levien and Douglas McGrath; "Solitary Man: Alone in a Crowd" behind-the-scenes featurette. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Anchor Bay Entertainment).
Supernatural: The Complete Fifth Season
(2009-10) Six-disc set with 22 episodes, $59.98. Extras: "Supernatural: Apocalypse Survival Guides," "Ghostfacers: The Web Series," commentary on Episode 4, "The End," unaired scene from Episode 9, "The Real Ghostbusters," gag reel. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).
TCM Greatest Classic Films
Here's another wave of three releases in the TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection, a collaboration between Turner Classic Movies and Warner Home Video to present low-priced collections of some of the greatest films of all to serve both serious film buffs and a new generation of movie lovers. Each four-disc set sells for $27.92. (Warner).
TCM Greatest Classic Films: Gangsters: "High Sierra" (1941), "Little Caesar" (1930), "The Public Enemy" (1931) and "White Heat" (1949).
TCM Greatest Classic Films: Hammer Horror: "Horror of Dracula" (1958), "Dracula Has Risen From the Grave" (1969), "The Curse of Frankenstein" (1957) and "Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed!" (1970).
TCM Greatest Classic Films: Greatest Gangsters Prohibition Era: "The Public Enemy" (1931),
"The Roaring Twenties" (1939), "Little Caesar" (1931), "Smart Money" (1931).
thirtysomething: The Complete Final Season
(1990-91) Six-disc set with 23 episodes, mastered from new high-definition transfers, $59.97. Extras: Introductions from show creators Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick, more. (Shout! Factory).
Thomas & Friends: Misty Island Rescue -- The Movie
(2010) Feature-length movie with the pre-school favorites of Sodor. After building a new Search and Rescue Center, Thomas is rewarded with a trip to the mainland but gets lost at sea and finds himself on the mysterious Misty Island. Extras: "The Search for Thomas" game, "Misty Island Rescue" Karaoke music video, 'Sir Topham Hatt" Karaoke music video. On DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack. (Lionsgate).
Wall Street: Insider Trading Edition
(1987) Dir.: Oliver Stone; Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Daryl Hannah (Kill Bill), Martin Sheen, James Spader, Terence Stamp. Two-disc set timed for the theatrical release of Stone's sequel, "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps." Extras: Wall Street Fact Exchange Scrolling Trivia Track, "Fox Movie Channel Presents Fox Legacy With Tom Rothman," "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" sneak peek. (Fox).
(2010) Jesse Ventura, Mitch Pileggi, Scott Cooper Ryan. When high school valedictorian Chris Johnson's plans for an Ivy League future are suddenly derailed by an unfortunate chem lab explosion, to make amends he must attend - and survive - Saturday detention under the watchful eye of the woodshop teacher (Jesse Ventura), an ex-Army Ranger who's more than a little rough around the edges. (42 Productions).
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America: The Story of Us
(2010) The first television event in nearly 40 years to present a comprehensive telling of America's monumental history, presented in a 12-part series, featuring highly realistic CGI animation, dramatic re-creations and thoughtful insights from some of America's most respected artists, business leaders, academics and intellectuals -- as well as a very special introduction from President Barack Obama. From the revolutionary war that birthed the nation to the civil war that divided it, and to the making of the modern world, the series -- watched by more than 6 million viewers -- tells the extraordinary story of how America was invented, looking at the moments where Americans harnessed technology to advance human progress -- from the rigors of linking the continent by transcontinental railroad, the internet of its day, to triumphing over vertical space through construction of steel structured buildings to putting a man on the moon. Historical events covered include: the arrival of the first English settlers, the Revolutionary War, Native American wars, slavery, westward expansion, economic growth of the North and South, the Civil War, the settling of the Great Plains, the development of modern, industrialized cities, the California Gold Rush and the Western frontier, the Great Depression and the World Wars right up to present day. $39.95. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. $49.95. (A&E Home Entertainment).
(2010) Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Matt Letscher. Lifetime telefilm. Chronicles the community of Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, forever changed when a gunman senselessly takes the lives of five girls in a schoolhouse shooting before taking his own life in October, 2006. What transpires takes the town by storm, as the media descend on the city and criticize its Amish leaders for their notion of unconditional forgiveness and their outreach of support to the gunman's widow. (Fox).
Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale
(2010) With the aid of three fairies, Barbie rescues her aunt's failing Paris fashion house. Animated feature. (Universal).
The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Third Season
(2009-10) Three-disc set with 23 episodes, $44.98. Extras: Featurettes, gag reel. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).
Bill Maher: But I'm Not Wrong
(2010) No-holds-barred performance before a packed house in Raleigh, North Carolina, $19.97. (HBO Video).
The Black Cauldron: 25th Anniversary Special Edition
(1985) Extras: Deleted scene: The Fairfolk, "The Witches' Challenge Game," still frame gallery, "Quest for the Black Cauldron" trivia game, "Trick or Treat" classic Donald Duck cartoon from 1952. $19.99. (Disney).
Bored to Death: The Complete First Season
(2009) Two-disc set with eight episodes, $39.98. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette. (HBO Home Video).
Call of the Wild: The Complete Series
(2000) Three-disc set with 13 episodes, $14.98. (Mill Creek Entertainment).
Casino Jack and the United States of Money
(2010) Portrait of Washington super lobbyist Jack Abramoff from his early years as a gung-ho member of the GOP political machine to his final reckoning as a disgraced, imprisoned pariah. A tale of international intrigue with Indian casinos, Russian spies, Chinese sweatshops, and a mob-style killing in Miami, this is the story of the way money corrupts our political process. $26.98. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
The Children of USSR
(2007 -- Israel) An underdog Israeli soccer team (made up of immigrants) must fend off local thugs and mean-spirited politicians to win a $10,000 sports prize -- all the while getting to school on time.(SISU Home Entertainment).
Classic Artists': Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero
(2010) This September marks the 40th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix's death, and this documentary celebrates the occasion with a look at his career -- from playing backup guitar for Little Richard to making headlines with his history-making performances at the Monterey Pop Festival and Woodstock. Through the words of Jimi's family and a collection of contemporaries and admirers, including Dave Mason (Traffic), Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker (Cream), Eric Burdon (The Animals), Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones), Paul Rodgers (Bad Company) and Bev Bevan (ELO) -- the myth falls away and Jimi Hendrix is brought to life once more. Less a biography than the first film to focus on the music itself and the impetus of the master who created it. Extras: Henry Diltz' 8mm Silent Footage: "The Monkees," Jimi Hendrix Experience at the Marquee:"Hey Joe," 20-page booklet, extended interviews, photo galleries. (Image Entertainment).
The Commish -- Season Two
(1992-93) Four-disc set with 22 episodes, $14.98. (Mill Creek Entertainment).
Dora the Explorer: Dora's Slumber Party
Compilation containing six of Dora's bedtime adventures. Kids join Dora and her friends as they search for their bedtime stuffed animals, wish upon a star, and wake up their friends during this exciting slumber party. $16.99. (Nick/Par).
Fringe: The Complete Second Season
(2009-10) Six-disc set with 23 episodes, $59.98. Extras: "The Mythology of Fringe," "Fringe: Analyzing the Scene" sidebars on six key episodes, "In the Lab with John Noble and Prop Master Rob Smith," commentary, "Unusual Side Effects" gag reel, "Dissected Files" unaired scenes. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).
Glee: The Complete First Season
(2009-10) Seven-disc set with 22 episodes, $69.99. Extras: Extended episodes, a sing-along karaoke, a behind-the-scenes look at "The Power of Madonna" episode, "Glee" makeovers, never-before-seen "Sue's Corners," dance tutorial: "Staying in Step with Glee." (Fox).
The Good Wife
(2009-10) Six-disc set with 23 episodes, $64.99. Extras: Deleted Scenes, "The Education of Alicia Florrick: Making Season One" featurette, "Aftermath: Real Life Events" featurette. (CBS/Paramount).
Grey's Anatomy: Complete Sixth Season
(2009-10) Six-disc set with 24 episodes, $59.99. (Disney).
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season Five
(2009) Three-disc set with 12 episodes, $39.98. Extras: "Archer" Season 1 pilot episode, blooper reel, "Kitten Mittens" Endless Loop "Phindin' Love in Philly" featurette, extended/uncensored scenes and alternate takes, Season 5 dream sequence. Also available on Blu-ray Disc, which adds The Gang's dating profile, Schwep dream sequence. (Fox).
(2010) Queen Latifah, Common, Paula Patton, Phylicia Rashad, Pam Grier.
Read more about "Just Wright" in the September Calendar.Extras: "The One You Can't Live Without" featurette, "Common on the Fast Break" featurette, gag reel. Also available on Blu-ray Disc, which adds "When Amazing Happens" featurette, "Live Extras - What's New," digital copy. (Fox).
The League Complete First Season
(2009) Two-disc set with six episodes, $29.98. Extras: Blooper reel, deleted scenes, "Alt Nation," "Three Penis" wine infomerical, "Vaginal Hubris" extended, "Birthday Song," "Legalize Kevin's Pubic Smoke," "Mr. McGibblets Fun House and Dojo," "Andre: Dress with Style, Win with Style." Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Fox).
The Legend of White Fang: The Complete Series
(1992-94) Three-disc set with 26 episodes, $14.98. (Mill Creek Entertainment).
Letters to Juliet
(2010) Vanessa Redgrave, Amanda Seyfried, Gael Garcia Bernal, Chris Egan, Franco Nero.
Read more about "Letters to Juliet" in the September Calendar. Available as a single-disc DVD and DVD/Blu-ray Disc Combo Pack. Extras: Deleted and extended scenes, commentary by director and cast, "The Making of Letters to Juliet: In Italia," "A Courtyard in Verona." (Summit Entertainment).
Lonesome Dove Collection
Eight-disc set with remastered and restored "Lonesome Dove" miniseries, "Return To Lonesome Dove," "Larry McMurtry's Dead Man's Walk," "Larry McMurtry's Streets Of Laredo." (Vivendi Entertainment and RHI Entertainment).
Mad Ron's Prevues From Hell
(1987) Blood-and-guts compilation featuring coming attractions from some 47 classic grindhouse horror flicks. Made in 1987 at the height of the VHS boom, when anyone and everyone was popping anything and everything into their VCRs in search of ever-more twisted thrills and chills, "Mad Ron's Prevues From Hell" was an ambitiously researched and compiled anthology of trailers hyping cult grindhouse and drive-in theater favorites where the blood, guts and gore take center stage. Adding a colorful and campy element to the proceedings is the wraparound storyline, which concerns a loopy ventriloquist (Nick Pawlow) and his ghoulish dummy "Happy," who are sitting in a run-down movie theater as demented projectionist "Mad Ron" (Ron Roccia) unspools one trailer after another featuring an unimaginable compendium of graphic guts and gore from the most notorious films of the Sixties and Seventies. As the ventriloquist and his dummy serve up a slew of silly remarks and off-color jokes, a cadre of blood-thirsty zombies and otherworldly creatures feast upon human body parts in other sections of the theater. View the complete list of trailers. (Virgil Films & Entertainment).
My Son, My Son What Have Ye Done
(2009) Michael Shannon, Chloe Sevigny, Willem Dafoe, Grace Zabriskie, Udo Kier, Brad Dourif. The first collaboration between legendary filmmakers David Lynch (producer)and Werner Herzog (director). Psychological thriller loosely based on the mysterious true crime story of a young stage actor who, obsessed with a Greek tragedy he's rehearsing, slays his own mother with a sword. Extras: Commentary by Werner Herzog, Herb Golder and Eric Bassett; interviews with Werner Herzog and Herb Golder; behind-the-scenes footage; short film: "Plastic Bag" (narrated by Werner Herzog). (First Look Studios).
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
(1975) Director: Milos Forman. Stars Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Christopher Lloyd, Vincent Schiavelli, Danny DeVito, Brad Dourif, Scatman Crothers. 35th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition. Extras: "Completely Cuckoo," a feature-length documentary about the making of the film, commentary by director Milos Forman and producers Michael Douglas and Saul Zaentz, new interview with producer Michael Douglas, Deleted Scenes, Original Trailer, collectibles including playing cards, posters, character cards, pre-production correspondence and movie trivia. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).
Out of Europe
(2010) Documentary about a family of Belgium diamond merchants and activists who fled the Holocaust in 1940. (SISU Home Entertainment).
The Pirates of Penzance
(1983) Kevin Kline, Angela Lansbury, Linda Ronstadt, George Rose. (Universal).
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
(2010) Director: Mike Newell. Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina, Steve Toussaint. Extras: "An Unseen World: Making Prince of Persia." Also available as a single Blu-ray Disc, which adds a deleted scene: "The Banquet: Garsiv Presents Heads," and a Three-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, which adds "CineExplore: The Sands of Time" interactive feature, which allows viewers to take control of the dagger and use it to unlock the secrets behind many of the film's most exciting scenes, uncovering more than 40 spellbinding segments, including "Walking Up Walls," "Filming in Morocco" and "Ostrich Jockey Tryouts." (Disney).
(2009) Q'orianka Kilcher, Barry Pepper, Will Patton, Shaun Evans. The true story of a Hawaiian princess' attempts to maintain the independence of the island against the threat of American colonization. Extras: "Kaiulani: The Crown Princess of Hawaii" documentary, behind-the-scenes featurette. (Lionsgate).
Private Practice: The Complete Third Season
(2009-10) Five-disc set with 23 episodes, $45.99. (Disney).
(2009 -- Thailand) A group of friends band together to break a violent Thai gang that has been abducting and killing women. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
Renegade -- Season Two
(1993-94) Four-disc set with 22 episodes, $14.98. (Mill Creek Entertainment).
The Return of the 5 Deadly Venoms (aka Crippled Avengers)
(1978 -- Hong Kong) Shaw Brothers' kung fu cult classic. An evil warlord and his son cripple anyone who crosses their path. Four men who fell victim to their violence -- a blind man, a deaf-mute, a man with no legs and a young man who has lost his sanity -- visit a kung fu master who teaches them deadly fighting skills and ways to overcome their disabilities, and they band together to reclaim their village from the warlord's reign of terror. (Vivendi Entertainment/The Weinstein Company).
(2010) Documentary on photog Robert Knight's 40-year career photographing some of the rock world's biggest legends in their most intimate moments. The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, B.B. King, Eric Clapton and Aerosmith have all been captured through his lens. However, Knight is more than just a famous rock photographer -- he's someone with a genuine passion for music and musicians. Features interviews with and performances by Jeff Beck, ZZ Top, Carlos Santana, Slash, Panic at the Disco, Sick Puppies, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, and Steve Vai, among others. $24.99. Extras: Alternate ending; deleted scenes featuring Jeff Beck, Santana, Slash, and more; two music videos from Sick Puppies; commentary. (PBS).
Rules of Engagement: The Complete Third Season
(2009-10) Two-disc set with 13 episodes, $29.95. (Sony).
Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare
(2010) The lovable Great Dane and the rest of the Mystery Inc. gang explore some mysterious goings-on at a haunted summer camp in this new animated feature, $19.98. (Warner).
Sherlock Holmes Double Feature
(1943) "Sherlock Holmes in Washington" and "Sherlock Holmes Faces Death," both 1943 and starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, have been digitally restored in 35mm by the UCLA Film and Television Archive. (MPI Home Video).
SpongeBob SquarePants: 10 Happiest Moments
Join SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy and the rest of the gang as they spread laughter and cheer throughout Bikini Bottom in this compilation of 10 SpongeBob favorites. $14.99. (Nick/Paramount).
(1978) Caroline Munro, David Hasselhoff, Christopher Plummer, Joe Spinell, Marjoe Gortner. The cult classic comes to DVD in a new anamorphic widescreen transfer (1.85:1) and DTS HD 5.1 Surround Sound (Blu-ray), Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound (DVD). Brave, bikini-clad star warrior Stella Star (Caroline Munro) and her co-pilot Akton (child evangelist-turned-actor Marjoe Gortner) are pressed into service to thwart the evil Zarth Arn's plot to take over the universe. If they succeed, galactic peace will be achieved. If they fail, the universe will fall into decay and destruction at the hands of its sadistic new overlord. Extras: Interview with writer-director Luigi Cozzi; "StarCrash:The music of John Barry," two commentaries by StarCrash historian Stephen Romano: Commentary 1: The history of "StarCrash," the making of the film and its importance in 1970s fantastic cinema, and Commentary 2: "StarCrash" scene-by-scene: production trivia, anecdotes and critical analysis; behind-the-scenes image gallery, featuring storyboards, art, and rare, never-before-seen photos; promotional art gallery, featuring photos, posters, lobby cards and early poster designs by Drew Struzan; fan art gallery; TV spots and radio spots; interview with actress Caroline Munro; 17 deleted and alternate scenes; complete, original "StarCrash" screenplay, illustrated with original storyboards and early, full-color concept art; exclusive 20-minute behind-the-scenes footage reel, with commentary; the making of the special effects of "StarCrash" by Armando Valcauda with exclusive, never-before-seen special-effects footage. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Roger Corman's Cult Classics/Shout! Factory).
Two Tickets to Paradise
(2006) John C. Mcginley, D.B. Sweeney, Moira Kelly, Ed Harris. Three guys on the verge of forty head out on a spontaneous road trip adventure when they realize all the best things in their lives happened before they were 20 ... and they need to balance the ledger. Extras: Outtakes, deleted scenes, commentary by actor-director D.B. Sweeney. (Paramount).
Weapons of War: Volume 1
(2010) Three-disc set examines the history of warfare and how technology has changed the ways battles are fought: "Ground War" explores the key technological advances that have defined ground warfare through the ages, "Warplane" investigates the 100 years since the Wright brothers first took to the air," "Warship" tells the story of the evolution of the warships, right up to the U.S.' current cutting-edge navy battle groups. $49.99. (PBS Distribution).
Who Is Clark Rockefeller?
(2010) Eric McCormack, Sherry Stringfield, Stephen McHattie, Regina Taylor, Emily Alyn Lind. Lifetime Original Movie based on the Amazing true story of one of the FBI's most wanted con artists, Karl Gerhartsreiter, who for more than a decade called himself Clark Rockefeller and claimed to be a member one of the most powerful families in the world, marrying into high society and raising a daughter before the scam fell apart. (Sony).
World Wrestling Entertainment
Four WWE hot mat releases:
• Fatal 4-Way 2010: Relive the historic night when the WWE, World Heavyweight Championship and Divas Championship all changed hands. And, in a bout dedicated to Bret Hart, watch The Hart Dynasty & Natalya prevail over the vicious team of The Usos & Tamina in a Six-Person Mixed Tag Team Match.
• Raw: The Beginning -- The Best of Seasons 1 & 2 (2010): Four-disc set packed with more than 11 hours of matches and highlights from the first two years of Raw.
• Money in the Bank 2010: First instituted at WrestleMania 21, the Money in the Bank Ladder Match has become one of the most prestigious and most anticipated contests in WWE.
• Satan's Prison: The Anthology of the Elimination Chamber (2010): Since its inception at Survivor Series 2002, the Elimination Chamber has hosted some of the most brutal matches in WWE history. Three-disc set with every Elimination Chamber Match contest.
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(2006) Anthony McPartlin, Declan Donnelly, Bill Pullma, Harry Dean Stanton. Based on a true story, this quirky film centers around two guys who believe they have film evidence about an alien cover-up and government conspiracy regarding the famed Roswell incident in 1947 (In July 1947, the U.S. military issued a press release announcing that an "unidentified flying object" had crash landed on a remote estate outside of Roswell, New Mexico. Four hours later, they retracted the story, stating that in fact the debris was that of a weather balloon. The retraction sparked one of the biggest conspiracy theories of the 20th Century. Rumors were rife of an autopsy carried out on alien life forms carried away from the scene). What ensues is nothing short of a rollercoaster ride for the two unlikely lads from London. Extras: Deleted scenes, alternate opening, "The Making of Ant & Dec's Alien Autopsy," outtakes, commentary by director Jonny Campell. (Warner).
Castle: The Complete Second Season
(2009-10) Five-disc set with 24 episodes, $45.99. Extras: "On Set With Seamus & Jon," "On Location With Nathan," "Manhattan's Most Unusual Murders," deleted scenes, "Misdemeanors: Bloopers & Outtakes." (Disney).
Community: The Complete First Season
(2009-10) Four-disc set with 25 episodes, $39.95. Extras: Commentary on every episode; extended Cuts of "Pilot" and "Communication Studies" episodes; outtakes; Season One cast evaluations; Season One highlight reel; "Creative Compromises" featurette; "Advanced Criminal Law" alternative scenes; three mini-episodes; an exclusive comic book called "Kickpuncher," a 12-page, full-color collectible illustrated by famed muralist and comic book artist Jim Mahfood, which follows the adventures of Kickpuncher, a crime-fighting superhero created from the mind of Troy Barnes. (Sony).
Designing Women: The Complete Fourth Season
(1989-90) Four-disc set with 27 episodes, $44.99. (Shout! Factory).
Desperate Housewives: The Complete Sixth Season
(2009-10) Five-disc set with 23 episodes, $54.99. Extras: Bloopers, deleted scenes, "Cherry Picked": creator Marc Cherry's favorite scenes, "Master Class" behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with cast and crew, "Miss Piggy Gets Desperate" featurette in which Miss Piggy, accompanied by her producer Pepe, meets the ladies of Wisteria lane to find out "their story." (Disney).
Directors: Life Behind the Camera
(2009) Features 33 legendary directors who reveal intimate and in-depth knowledge about the art of filmmaking and, as well, their own career in the movies. Culled from over 300 hours of interviews, this two-disc, four hour presentation is totally interactive, allowing instant access to a single director, or access to an entire topic involving all directors. Also included are film clips, interviews with guest actors and industry veterans, and biographies and interesting facts about each director. Robert Altman, Nora Ephron, Penny Marshall, Robert Benton, William Friedkin, Sydney Pollack, Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam, Rob Reiner, James Cameron, Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese, Chris Columbus, Lawrence Kasdan, Ridley Scott, Wes Craven, Spike Lee, Tony Scott, Cameron Crowe, Barry Levinson, Bryan Singer, Frank Darabont, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Jonathan Demme, David Lynch, Oliver Stone, Richard Donner, Adrian Lyne, Robert Zemeckis, Clint Eastwood, Garry Marshall, David Zucker. $29.95. (First Run Features).
Eclipse Series 24: The Actuality Dramas of Allan King
Canadian director Allan King is one of cinema's best-kept secrets. Over the course of 50 years, King shuttled between features and shorts, big-screen cinema and episodic television, comedy and drama, fiction and nonfiction. Within this remarkably varied career, it was with his cinema-verite-style documentaries -- his "actuality dramas," as he called them -- that he left his greatest mark on film history. These startlingly intimate studies of lives in flux -- emotionally troubled children, warring spouses, and the terminally ill -- are riveting, at times emotionally overwhelming, and always depicted without narration or interviews. Humane, cathartic, and important, Allan King's spontaneous portraits of the everyday demand to be seen. Includes "Warrendale" (1967, about a home for psychologically disturbed young people), "A Married Couple" (1969, a jaw-dropping documentary of a marriage gone haywire), "Come On Children" (1972, 10 teenagers -- five boys and five girls -- leave behind parents, school, and all other authority figures to live on a farm for 10 weeks), "Dying at Grace" (2003, five terminally ill cancer patients allowed the director access to their final months and days inside the Toronto Grace Health Care Center), "Memory for Max, Claire, Ida and Company" (2005, follows the daily routines of eight patients suffering from dementia and memory loss in a home for geriatric care); $69.95. (The Criterion Collection).
(2010) Adrien Brody, Forest Whitaker, Clifton Collins Jr., Cam Gigandet, Maggie Grace. Selected to participate in a two-week research project, a group of men agree to play inmates and guards in a simulation of life within a state prison. But as the 24 volunteers slip deeper into their roles, power corrupts, fears escalate and the experiment spins horribly out of control. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).
Gamera vs. Gyaos/Gamera vs. Viras Double Features Collector's Edition
Featuring all-new anamorphic widescreen transfers, each Double-Feature DVD set includes both the original Japanese and infamous English dubbed versions of each film along with publicity galleries. $19.93. (Shout! Factory).
Gamera vs. Guiron/Gamera vs. Jiger Double Features Collector's Edition
Featuring all-new anamorphic widescreen transfers, each Double-Feature DVD set includes both the original Japanese and infamous English dubbed versions of each film along with publicity galleries. $19.93. (Shout! Factory).
He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown
(1968) Includes the "Life Is a Circus, Charlie Brown" TV special, bonus feature "Snoopy's Ice Home: The Story of the Redwood Empire Ice Arena," $19.98. (Warner).
How I Met Your Mother Season Five
(2009-10) Three-disc set with 24 episodes, $39.98. Extras: Trailer for "The Wedding Bride," the fictional film based on an exaggerated and one-sided version of Ted's breakup with Stella from Season 4; behind the scenes of the 100th episode; a blopper/gag reel; commentary. (Fox).
Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train -- Special Commemorative Edition
This acclaimed film looks at the amazing life of the renowned historian, activist and author. Following his early days as a shipyard labor organizer and bombardier in World War II, Zinn became an academic rebel and leader of civil disobedience in a time of institutionalized racism and war. His influential writings shine light on and bring voice to factory workers, immigrant laborers, African Americans, Native Americans and the working poor. Narrated by Matt Damon with music by Pearl Jam, Woody Guthrie and Billy Bragg. Extras: Bonus speeches and interviews (Zinn on power and war, philosophy, civil rights and labor activism; excerpts with Studs Terkel; college talks; off-the-cuff interviews), Zinn's Recommended reading list, speech transcripts, Daniel Ellsberg's "A Memory of Howard Zinn." $24.95. (First Run Features).
Human Target: The Complete First Season
(2010) Three-disc set with 12 episodes, $39.98. Extras: Two featurettes, gag reel, commentary. $39.98. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).
The Hunger: The Taste of Terror
Two-disc set with six episodes from the erotically charged horror series, $14.98. (E1 Entertainment).
Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth With Bill Moyers
When celebrated scholar Joseph Campbell sat down with veteran journalist Bill Moyers for a discussion about his life's work, the series brought Campbell's theories into popular culture and led to a bestselling companion book. This two-volume DVD boxed set includes several bonus features with selections from Moyers' interview with George Lucas, who credits Campbell with helping to inspire his creation of "Star Wars"; a 12-page viewers guide; and a never-before-released conversation with Campbell from "Bill Moyer's Journal." These stimulating conversations between inspirational scholar Joseph Campbell and veteran journalist Bill Moyers created a national sensation when they first aired on PBS in 1988. In lively, expansive dialogues, the two men discuss how myths hold the key to understanding human experience. They may vary superficially from culture to culture, but at their deepest level they all reveal the path to self-fulfillment, social integration, and ultimately, transcendence. Campbell and Moyers touch on topics as diverse as world religions, marriage, the virgin birth, and pop culture. $49.99. (Acorn Media/Athena).
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit -- The Eleventh Year
(2009-10) Five-disc set with 24 episodes, $59.98. (Universal).
Make Me Young: Youth Knows No Pain
(2009) An age-obsessed daughter of a plastic surgeon takes a journey through America's $60 Billion a year anti-aging world. In this Alice in Wonderland documentary, the filmmaker spends two years traveling across America visiting doctors, experts and the lives of a cross-section of characters from Minnesota to Texas who've gone to varying lengths to "beat the clock," to paint a funny but troubling portrait of a country that desperately needs to stay young. Extras: Commentary, extended interviews, behind-the-scenes featurette. (Cinema Libre Studio).
Max & Ruby: Everybunny Loves Winter!
(2010) Four new winter-themed episodes, $16.99. (Nick/Paramount).
The Mentalist: The Complete Second Season
(2009-10) Five-disc set with 23 episodes, $59.98. Extras: "Art of a Mentalist," "Mentalism -- A Subliminal Art" (11 pods with cast and producer), deleted scenes. (Warner).
(1982) Six-part PBS series documents middle-class life, American values and customs in "Middletown" -- a.k.a. Muncie, Indiana. Inspired by the immensely influential Depression-era sociological studies by Robert and Helen Lynd -- "Middletown: A Study in Modern American Culture" (1929) and "Middletown in Transition: A Study in Cultural Conflicts" (1937) -- this series of films made for PBS in 1982 transform the Middletown studies into an unprecedented overview of American life seen through the prisms of local politics ("The Campaign"), high school sports ("The Big Game"), a family business ("Family Business"), religion ("Community of Praise"), marriage and divorce ("Second Time Around") and interracial dating, in the controversial (and originally banned from PBS) Sundance Grand Jury prize winner ("Seventeen"). Four-disc set, $44.98. (Icarus Films).
Modern Family: The Complete First Season
(2009-10) Four-disc set with 24 episodes, $49.98. Extras: Cast interviews; behind-the-scenes featurettes ("Real Modern Family Moments," "Before Modern Family," "Fizbo the Clown," "Modern Family: Making of Family Portrait," "Modern Family Hawaii"); deleted, extended and alternate scenes; deleted family interviews; gag reel Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Fox).
(2009) Director: Neil Jordan; stars Colin Farrell, Alicja Bachleda, Dervla Kirwan, Alison Barry. The story of an Irish fisherman, Syracuse, who catches a beautiful and mysterious woman in his trawler nets; at first she seems to be dead, but then comes alive before his eyes. With the help of his ailing, yet irrepressible daughter, Annie, he comes to believe that the fantastical might be possible and that the woman (Ondine) might be a myth come true: a mermaid, and soon Ondine and Syracuse fall passionately in love ... until the real world intercedes. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
(2010) Documentary about the life and times of NASCAR Hall of Fame Richard Petty and his extraordinary family; $19.99. Extras: Deleted scenes, bonus interviews, archival footage and interviews from the 1960s. (Paramount).
(2009) Director: Ridley Scott; Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, William Hurt, Mark Strong, Mark Addy, Oscar Isaac, Danny Huston, Kevin Durand, Scott Grimes, Matthew Macfadyen, Eileen Atkins, Simon McBurney, Max von Sydow. Read more about "Robin Hood" in the September Calendar.Available as a single DVD, two-disc special edition DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, which all include both the theatrical and unrated director's cut. Extras: "Rise and Rise Again: Making Ridley Scott's Robin Hood," deleted scenes, commentary. Blu-ray adds "Director's Notebook," a seamless multimedia experience focusing on the director's vision; "The Art of Nottingham," a special look at the portfolio of designs generated for the film; digital copy. (Universal).
Saturday Night Live: Best of '09/'10
(2010) Single-disc. Extras: Dress sketches, "Weekend Update Thursday," backstage photos. (Universal).
The Secret in Their Eyes
(2009 -- Argentina) Ricardo Darin, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago, Javier Godino, Guillermo Francella. Read more about "The Secret in Their Eyes" in the September Calendar.Extras: Commentary by director Juan Jose Campanella, "Behind the Scenes of The Secret in Their Eyes" featurette, "Casting The Secret in Their Eyes" featurette. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).
The Secret of Moonacre
(2008) Dakota Blue Richards, Juliet Stevenson, Tim Curry, Ioan Gruffudd. Director Gabor Csupo ("Bridge to Terabithia," "The Rugrats") brings to life Elizabeth Goudge's Carnegie Medal-winning fantasy-adventure novel 'The Little White Horse." After 13-year-old Maria Merryweather's father dies, she is left orphaned and homeless and is forced to leave her luxurious London life to go and live at the mysterious Moonacre Manor with her eccentric uncle Sir Benjamin. Soon Maria finds herself in a crumbling moonlit world and discovers that she is the last Moon Princess and she must unearth the secrets of her past before the 5000th moon rises and Moonacre disappears forever. Extras: Making of featurette, deleted scenes, interviews. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Entertainment One).
Spartacus: Blood and Sand -- The Complete First Season
(2010) Four-disc set with 13 episodes, $59.97. Extras: Featurettes, commentaries, behind-the-scenes footage, bloopers. Also available on Blu-ray Disc, which adds four "Directors' Cut Extended Episodes" selected by executive producer Rob Tapert. (Anchor Bay).
Stomp the Yard: Homecoming
(2010) Collins Pennie, Keith David, Edward Bryan, Pooch Hall, Kiely Williams. Sequel follows Chance Harris (Pennie) as he tries to find a balance between his school, work, relationships and the opportunity to perform at the nationally televised step competition during homecoming weekend. Extras: Featurette, commentary, deleted scenes. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).
30 Rock: Season 4
(2009-10) Three-disc set with 22 episodes, $49.98. (Universal).
Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue
(2010) Original full-length CG-animated film explores the Tinker Bell "backstory." Voices: Kristin Chenoweth, Michael Sheen, Mae Whitman, Jesse McCartney, Lucy Liu, Raven-Symone. Available as a single-disc DVD ($29.99) and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack ($39.99). (Disney).
Tom and Jerry's Greatest Chases Volume 5
Single-disc with 14 animated adventures, 14.97. (Warner).
(2009) Brittany Robertson, Alexia Fast, Scout Taylor Compton, Janel Parrish, Carly McKillip, Emily Tennant, Brett Davern, Nolan Funk. A group of teenage girls at a sweet 16 sleepover party participate in an escalating game of truth or dare that unravels the truth behind a former student's rumored suicide. Extras: Deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes interviews, photo gallery. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Well Go USA).
Two and a Half Men: The Complete Seventh Season
(2009-10) Three-disc set with 22 episodes, $44.98. Extras: "A Charlie Harper Ex Reunion" featurette, gag reel. (Warner).
(2009) Adam Goldberg, Marley Shelton, Vinnie Jones, and Lucy Punch. Contemporary art gallerist Madeleine falls for Adrian, a brooding new music composer in this comic satire of modern art. The two struggle to find their own artistic success as the streets of Manhattan bombard them with artists, from Adrian's commercial brother to those who use taxidermy and household objects. (Screen Media). Back to top
(2009) Jimmy McKinney, Matt Krentz. Urban drama about streetball. Constantly searching for sanity in the midst of alcoholism, racism, and drugs, two junior college basketball players find release and therapy while competing at one of the most competitive and poetic street courts in the U.S. (Monarch Home Video).
Astonishing X-Men -- Giftset
(2010) The first arc in the three-part "Astonishing X-Men" home entertainment series of Marvel Motion Comics by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday. Deluxe DVD is featured with a graphic rich cover and a unique replica of comic book-style plastic sleeve packaging that bridges the comic book to DVD concept. $14.97. Extras: Visual history of the characters, behind-the-scenes: Marvel Knights Animation, "Marvel Super Heroes: What the ?, artists gallery. (Shout! Factory).
(2010) Documentary look at one year in the life of four babies from around the world, from Mongolia to Namibia to San Francisco to Tokyo. Read more about "Babies" in the September Calendar.Extras: "The Babies: Three Years Later," "Everybody Loves ... Your Babies" sweepstakes winners. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Universal).
(2008) Serena Scott Thomas, Brett Cullen, Grace Zabriskie, Christian Martin. Psychological ghost story about a woman who flees her life in the city after the tragic loss of a lover; she buys a brothel in an old mining town to turn it into a hotel, but as she begins its restoration, her shattered psyche takes on the personas of the four prostitutes and their Madam who once inhabited it. (Vanguard Cinema).
(2008 -- Israel) More than 1,000 years ago a famous rabbi tested the marriage vows of his wife Bruriah with a game of cruel temptation that caused her to commit suicide. Modern-day Bruriah provokes her traditional husband by trying to find the only remaining copy of a banned book written by her father about that ancient incident. (SISU Home Entertainment).
By the Will of Genghis Khan
(2009 -- Mongolia, Russia, USA) Eduard Ondar, Gernot Grimm, Oleg Taktarov, Cary Hiroyuki-Tagawa. Epic feature about Genghis Khan, the 12/13th century warrior who united nomadic tribes, founded the Mongol Empire, then went on to conquer most of Eurasia. Shot on location in both Russia and Mongolia, with colossal battlefield action. (MTI Home Video).
(2009 -- French Canadian) Jean-Paul Colmor, Etienne Grutman, Anne Carrier, Celia Leveillee-Marois. An introverted 74-year-old man runs a "car cemetery," where people come to find parts for old vehicles. One day four intruders visit him in search of a corner of twisted paradise, but the old man proves to be a lot more than they expected. (Vanguard Cinema).
The Cleveland Show: The Complete Season One
(2009-10) Four-disc set with 24 episodes, $39.98. Extras: Uncensored audio commentaries on select episodes featuring Seth MacFarlane, Rich Appel, Mike Henry, Kevin Michael Richardson and others; deleted scenes; Christmas music video: "Get Your Hump On" by Earth, Wind and Fire; "Meet Cleveland" featurette; table read with Kanye West; Digital extras: Clips to Go" that can be saved to mobile devices or PCs. (Fox).
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinksy
(2009) Mads Mikkelsen, Anna Mouglalis. Powerful, true story of the forbidden romance between two of the twentieth century's most fascinating creative geniuses, French fashion designer Coco Chanel and Russian composer Igor Stravinsky. Extras: "The Making of Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky." Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).
C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation, The Tenth Season
(2009-10) Seven-disc set with 23 episodes, $79.99. (Paramount).
(2009) James Russo, Tracy Coogan, John Muscarnero, Mary Kate Wilesa. Critically acclaimed psychological thriller; tells the story of a young couple who move to a secluded cabin to cope with the wife's terminal illness. After the husband rescues a young girl from the abusive hands of her psychotic uncle, he is coerced by local law enforcement to allow her to stay with them. As the illness consumes the wife and the husband struggles with his own human connections, the young girl attempts to claim her place in this strange new family dynamic. (Vanguard Cinema).
Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus! ... and More Stories By Mo Willems
(2010) Includes the title story from the acclaimed picture book author as well as "Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale" and "Leonardo, the Terrible Monster." $14.95. (Scholastic Storybook Treasures).
Ellery Queen Mysteries: The Complete Series
(1975-76) Six-disc set with 22 episodes, $59.98. (E1 Entertainment).
Family Guy: Partial Terms of Endearment
(2010) The most infamous "Family Guy" episode, here uncensored: a freakin' poignant tale of what happens when Lois agrees to become a surrogate mother for an infertile couple against Peter's wishes. Extras: Live table read with the cast of "Partial Terms of Endearment," nine original songs including three never-before-released songs, "The Seth and Alex Almost Live Comedy Show," digital copy. (Fox).
(2010) Kevin Zegers, Shawn Ashmore, Emma Bell. Three skiers are stranded on a chair lift and forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death. Extras: Commentary with the stars and filmmakers, four behind-the-scenes featurettes, deleted scenes.< B>Also available on Blu-ray Disc, which adds extra commentary with commentary with writer-director Adam Green, cinematographer Will Barratt and editor Ed Marx. (Anchor Bay).
Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema
(2009 -- South Africa) Rapaulana Seiphemo, Robert Hobbs, Kenneth Nkosi, Eugene Khumbanyiwa, Louise Saint-Claire. Unflinching look into the crime and corruption of those struggling to survive in the most crime-infested district of Johannesburg; follows Lucky Kunene, a bright and aspiring teenager who is forced into a life of crime and corruption by those around him, until, by the time he reaches adulthood, he has made a name for himself as a notorious criminal, feared by his enemies, and praised by the locals who see him as a modern-day Robin Hood. Extras: Commentary by producer-writer-director Ralph Ziman, composer Alan Lazar and actor Jafta Mamabolo; deleted scenes. (Anchor Bay).
Get Him to the Greek
(2010) Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Rose Byrne, Sean Combs, Elisabeth Moss, Colm Meany, Nick Kroll, Aziz Ansari, T. J. Miller. Includes both rated and unrated versions. Read more about "Get Him to the Greek" in the September Calendar.Available as a single DVD and two-disc Blu-ray and two-disc DVD sets.DVD Extras: Gag reel; Line-O-Rama; "Blind Medicine" promo for Sarah Marshall's new TV series; commentary by director Nicholas Stoller, cast members Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Rose Byrne, Elisabeth Moss, and producer Rodney Rothman; "Getting to Get Him to the Greek" documentary; "Getting In Tune With the Greek" documentary; "The Making of 'African Child'" documentary; five complete music videos featuring Aldous Snow, Infant Sorrow and Jackie Q; musical performances from Infant Sorrow's 1999 Greek Theater Concert and 2009 Comeback Concert, plus a peek at their infamous World Tour and the 2002 London Concert; deleted, extended and alternate scenes, including an alternate intro and ending; digital copy. Blu-ray adds: Additional and extended scenes; musical performances from "The Today Show" and VH-1 "Storytellers"; Karaoke: Sing-along to 15 outrageous songs; The actual auditions that landed Rose Byrne, Elisabeth Moss, Nick Kroll, Aziz Ansari and T.J. Miller their roles; instant access to stream a bonus movie by choosing one of three comedies: "Uncle Buck," "Dazed and Confused" or "Life" via BD-Live or a smartphone; BD-Live; My Scenes bookmarks; Pocket BLU app; socialBLU. (Universal).
(2009) Viggo Mortensen, Jason Isaacs, Mark Strong. Mortensen plays John Halder, a 'good' and decent individual with family problems: a neurotic wife, two demanding children and a mother suffering from senile dementia. A German literary professor during the 1930s, Halder explores his personal circumstances in a novel advocating compassionate euthanasia. When Halder's novel is enlisted by the Nazi party to push its agenda, his career and social standing instantly advance. But after learning of the Reich's horrific plans for the future, Halder must decide whether to do nothing and keep his fame or risk losing everything. Extras: Interviews with cast and crew. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (National Entertainment Media).
Harriet The Spy: Blog Wars
(2010) Jennifer Stone. Disney Channel Original. (9 Story Entertainment/Vivendi Entertainment).
(2008) Annie Townsend, Sandie Malia, Dennis Jobling, Sonia Savill. When an 18-year-old girl, Joy, goes missing, the police ask another girl, Helen -- a few weeks away from leaving her care home -- to "play" Joy in a police reconstruction that will retrace Joy's last known movements. Whereas Joy had everything, parent-less Helen has lived in institutions all her life and gradually begins to immerse herself into the role, visiting the people and places that Joy knew; quietly and carefully insinuating her way into the lost girl's life. (Vanguard Cinema).
I'm Gonna Explode
(2008 -- Mexico) Maria Deschamps, Juan Pablo de Santiago. Maru and Roman, a pair of defiant 15-year-old outcasts, connect at school, then hatch a quirky plan to fake Maru's kidnapping and run off together to Mexico City. (IFC/MPI).
Iron Man 2
(2010) Director: Jon Favreau. Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Mickey Rourke, Samuel L. Jackson, Sam Rockwell, Kate Mara, Clark Gregg, Garry Shandling, Jon Favreau, John Slattery. Read more about "Iron Man 2" in the September Calendar.Available as a single-disc DVD, a two-disc DVD Special Edition, and a three-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack.Extras: The single-disc DVD includes commentary by Jon Favreau. The two-disc DVD adds deleted scenes, "Creating Stark Expo" and "Practical Meets Digital" featurettes, AC/DC "Shoot to Thrill" music video, and a digital copy. The Blu-ray Combo pack adds interactive "S.H.I.E.L.D. Data Vault" that offers select scenes from the movie with new layers of graphics and insider information, previsualization and animatics featurette, "Ultimate Iron Man: The Making of Iron Man 2" four-part featurette, "Illustrated Origin: Nick Fury," "Illustrated Origin: Black Widow," "Illustrated Origin: War Machine," more deleted scenes, and a concept art gallery. (Paramount).
The Killer Inside Me
(2010) Dir.: Michael Winterbottem; Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, Casey Affleck, Simon Baker, Bill Pullman. Modern-day film noir shows a small town sheriff up to his neck in murders: his own. When Affleck's sheriff is asked to railroad a talkative prostitute out of town before she makes trouble, he realizes it's easier to just get rid of her for good. Unfortunately, covering up that murder means eliminating more and more people as his problems and complications spiral out of control. Even worse, he's starting to enjoy committing the crimes a lot more than he ever enjoyed dishing out the punishment. Based on the pulp fiction classic by Jim Thompson. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (IFC/MPI).
Legend of the Seeker: The Complete Second and Final Season
(2009) Five-disc set with 22 episodes, $45.99. Extras: Two featurettes: "Redemption of a Mord'sith: Meet Cara" and "Under the Underworld," deleted scenes and extended scenes. (Disney).
The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, Set 2
Based on the novels by beloved crime writer Dorothy L. Sayers, the late Ian Carmichael stars as the debonair sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey in these wittily scripted and lavishly produced BBC adaptations. The mysteries ranked with "Upstairs, Downstairs" as the most successful series on Masterpiece Theatre in the 1970s, and the mysteries were so popular they inspired PBS's spin-off series Mystery!. Set 2 includes the final three feature-length mysteries: "Murder Must Advertise," "Five Red Herrings" and "The Nine Tailors" in a three-disc set for $49.99. Extras: Interviews with Ian Carmichael, production notes, and biographies of Dorothy L. Sayers and Ian Carmichael. (Acorn Media).
Max & Morris
(1994 -- Israel) Comedy about a pair of losers, Max and Morris, who spend most of their time in Mordoch`s Restaurant, dreaming of hitting the big-time. They need cash quickly to repay a loan borrowed from "The Sleaze", so they decide to clean out "The Sleaze's" safe. (SISU Home Entertainment).
(2009) Scott Caan, Dylan McDermott, Erika Christensen, James Caan. A best-selling novelist (Scott Caan) one-night stands his way through L.A. until he finally meets his match with Mercy, a book critic who calls his romantic bluff. (IFC/MPI).
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
(1983) In this captivating, exhilaratingly skewed World War II drama from Nagisa Oshima, David Bowie regally embodies the character Celliers, a high-ranking British officer interned by the Japanese as a POW. Music star Ryuichi Sakamoto (who also composed this film's hypnotic score) plays the camp commander, who becomes obsessed with the mysterious blond major, while Tom Conti is British lieutenant colonel Mr. Lawrence, who tries to bridge the emotional and language divides between his captors and fellow prisoners. "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence" is a multilayered, brutal, at times erotic tale of culture clash that was one of Oshima's greatest successes. New, restored high-definition master. Extras: "The Oshima Gang," an original making-of featurette; video interviews with producer Jeremy Thomas, screenwriter Paul Mayersberg, actor Tom Conti, and actor-composer Ryuichi Sakamoto; "Hasten Slowly," an hour-long documentary about author and adventurer Laurens van der Post, whose autobiographical novel is the basis for the film; original theatrical trailer; booklet featuring an essay by film writer Chuck Stephens and a 1983 interview with director Nagisa Oshima by Japanese film writer Tadao Sato. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (The Criterion Collection).
Midsomer Murders, Set 16
(2009) Four contemporary, stand-alone mysteries from the top-selling British mystery franchise. Inspired by the novels of Caroline Graham, modern master of the English village mystery, "Midsomer Murders" combines quirky characters and surprising mysteries with postcard-perfect English village settings and the ever-charming John Nettles as the unflappable Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby. Four-disc set with "Midsomer Life," "The Magician's Nephew," "Days of Misrule" and "Talking to the Dead"; $49.99. (Acorn Media).
(2009) Brendan Mackey, Jennifer Matter, Neil Maskell. A group of strangers are brought together to compete in the ultimate paintball competition. Only the other side isn't firing balls of paint: they're firing real ammo. (IFC/MPI).
Paranormal State: The Complete Season Four
(2010) Two-disc set with 12 episodes, $24.95. (A&E Home Entertainment).
Party Down: Season Two
(2010) Two-disc set with 10 episodes, $29.97. Extras: Gag reel. (Anchor Bay).
(2009) Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Jim Broadbent. Comedy about a lazy would-be thief Michael (Cillian Murphy) who owes local gangster Perrier (Brendan Gleeson) more money than he can pay. When a burglary to raise funds goes awry, Michael's lovesick suicidal neighbor kills one of the goons who comes to collect and he's forced to go on the run. (IFC/MPI).
(2010) Madison Riley, Maiara Walsh, Robert Adamson, Kurt Fuller, Ken Davitian. Teen comedy about a secret society that rights the wrongs of high school by pulling sophisticated pranks on deserving oppressors. Extras: Commentary, bloopers, deleted scenes, "The Making of The Prankster." (Strand Releasing).
The Ralph Mouse Collection
(2010) Features the award-winning literary adaptations of "The Mouse and the Motorcycle," "Ralph S. Mouse" and "Runanway Ralph" in a three-disc set, $24.95. (Scholastic Storybook Treasures).
Rich Man, Poor Man: The Complete Collection
(1976) Nine-disc set with all 34 episodes, $79.95. (A&E Home Entertainment).
Scrubs: The Complete Ninth and Final Season
(2009-10) Two-disc set with 13 episodes, $29.99. Extras: Deleted scenes, bloopers, "Scrubbing In" featurette with the newcomers to Season Nine, "Live From the Golf Cart." (Disney).
Scrubs: The Complete Series
Twenty-six disc set, $149.99. Extras: Bonus Disc featuring "The Todd's High Five Scrubs Trivia Challenge," an offbeat contest in which series regular Dr. Todd Quinlan challenges viewers to test their knowledge of all nine seasons; winners can unlock special never-seen bonus features as a prize; collectible packaging includes X-ray/Lenticular cover of the cast, official Sacred Heart Hospital ID badge, photo booth strip of the cast. (Disney).
Secret Agent Aka Danger Man The Complete Collection
(1964-67) Eighteen-disc set with all 86 episodes, $99.95. (A&E Home Entertainment).
(2010) Claude Legault, Martin Dubreil. A doctor kidnaps, ties up and then methodically extracts every drop of justice from the vile criminal he is convinced raped and killed his little girl. (IFC/MPI).
Soundtrack for a Revolution
(2010) Documentary tells the story of the American civil rights movement through its powerful music-- the freedom songs protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in paddy wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality. The film features new performances of the freedom songs by top artists, including John Legend, Joss Stone, Wyclef Jean, and The Roots; riveting archival footage; and interviews with civil rights foot soldiers and leaders, including Congressman John Lewis, Harry Belafonte, Julian Bond and Ambassador Andrew Young. The freedom songs evolved from slave chants, from the labor movement, and especially from the black church. The music enabled blacks to sing words they could not say, and it was crucial in helping the protesters as they faced down brutal aggression with dignity and non-violence. The infectious energy of the songs swept people up and empowered them to fight for their rights. (New Video).
(2009) Malcolm McDowell, Jessica Pare, Dave Foley, Nicole de Boer, Henry Rollins, Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, Moby, Rob Stefaniuk. Rock-'n'-roll vampire spoof about a bottom-shelf bar band that'll do anything for a record deal. After a life-changing encounter with a vampire, they rocket to stardom with a new sexually-charged charisma that drives the audiences wild, only to discover that fame and fortune is not all it's cracked up to be. Soundtrack includes Iggy Pop's "TVeye" and "Success"; Alice Cooper's "I am a Spider"; the Velvet Underground's "Sweet Nuthin"; David Bowie's "Here Comes the Night" and The Rolling Stones "Sympathy for the Devil." Extras: Making-of featurette "Down to the Crossroads or: How to Make a Movie SUCK," commentary track, Burning Bride's music video for "Flesh and Bone." Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Entertainment One).
(2010) Ninth entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe animated original PG-13 Movies. The Man of Steel and the Dark Knight unite once again, this time to battle the powerful forces of Darkseid. Two-disc set. Extras: "DC Showcase: Green Arrow" short, featurette: "Supergirl: The Last Daughter of Krypton," two bonus episodes from the animated television series. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).
Super Size Me: Special Edition
(2004) Six and one-half anniversary edition of the documentary following Morgan Spurlock's quest to expose the obesity problem facing America and to show how fast food restaurants -- the McDonald's chain, in particular -- have played their part in this epidemic. Extras: The 10 most asked questions about the film, Morgan Spurlock speaking engagement and Q&A with students of New Jersey's Rider College. (Virgil Films & Entertainment)
The Thin Red Line
(1998) After directing two of the most extraordinary movies of the 1970s, "Badlands" and "Days of Heaven," American artist Terrence Malick disappeared from the film world for 20 years, only to resurface in 1998 with this visionary adaptation of James Jones's 1962 novel about the World War II battle for Guadalcanal. A big-budget, spectacularly mounted epic, "The Thin Red Line" is a deeply philosophical film, a thought-provoking meditation on man, nature, and violence. Featuring a cast of contemporary cinema's finest actors, the film is a kaleidoscopic evocation of the experience of combat. New, restored high-definition digital transfer, approved by director Terrence Malick and cinematographer John Toll. Extras: Commentary featuring Toll, production designer Jack Fisk, and producer Grant Hill; outtakes; video interviews with several of the film's actors, (including Jim Caviezel, Elias Koteas, and Sean Penn), composer Hans Zimmer, the film's editors (Billy Weber, Leslie Jones and Saar Klein), and writer James Jones's daughter Kaylie Jones; video interview with casting director Dianne Crittenden, featuring original audition footage; World War II newsreels featuring footage from Guadalcanal; original theatrical trailer; booklet featuring an essay by film critic David Sterritt and a 1963 essay by James Jones on war films. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (The Criterion Collection).
Top Gear Season 13
(1985) Four-disc set with 18 episodes, $39.98. (BBC/Warner).
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