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January 4

Barney: Musical Zoo (2011) Barney creates a wild concert filled with exotic animal sounds in the title episode; also includes "Special Skills" and "Rhythm" episodes. Extras: "Animal Sounds" match game. (HIT Entertainment/Lionsgate).
Big Love: The Complete Fourth Season (2010) Three-disc set with nine episodes, $59.99. Extras: "Inside the Episode" feature for each episode. (HBO).
Bitter Feast (2009) James LeGros, Joshua Leonard, Mario Batali, Owen Campbell. A celebrity chef exacts revenge on a food blogger who torpedoes his career. Extras: Commentary by writer-director Joe Maggio, producers Larry Fessenden, Peter Phok, Brent Kunkle and sound designer Graham Reznick; "Making Bitter Feast"; "Joe Maggio Interviews Mario Batali"; deleted scene and alternate ending. (Dark Sky Films/MPI Media).
Case 39 (2010) Renee Zellweger, Jodelle Ferland, Ian McShane, Bradley Cooper, Callum Keith Rennie, Adrian Lester, Kerry O'Malley Read more about "Case 39" in the January Calendar. Extras: "Filed Under Evil: Inside Case 39," "Turning Up the Heat on the Chill Factor," "Inside the Hornet's nest," deleted scenes and alternate ending. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Paramount)
Catfish (2010) Megan Faccio, Melody C. Roscher, Ariel Schulman, Yaniv Schulman. Read more about "Catfish" in the January Calendar. Extras: Interview with director Henry Joost, director-star Ariel Schulman, and Yaniv Schulman. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Universal).

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Dinner for Schmucks (2010) Director: Jay Roach. Stars: Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Stephanie Szostak, Bruce Greenwood, Ron Livingston, Zach Galifianakis, Jemaine Clement, Jeff Dunham, David Walliams, Lucy Punch, Chris O'Dowd, Patrick Fischler. Read more about "Dinner for Schmucks" in the January Calendar. Extras: "The Biggest Schmucks in the World," "Schmuck Up" gag reel, deleted scenes. Also available on Blu-ray Disc, which adds "The Men Behind the Mousterpieces," "Meet the Winners," "Paul and Steve: The Decision" LeBron James press conference spoof. (Paramount).
The Garfield Show: All You Need Is Love (And Pasta) (2010) Six episodes of the Cartoon Network show, $14.93. (Vivendi Entertainment).
Gun (2010) Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Val Kilmer, Anna Lynne McCord, James Remar, John Larroquette. Thriller sets its cross hairs on the rising crime rates and gun violence in a modern city in a slump, as the Detroit Police launches a full-scale war against the gun runners that terrify the populace. With the cooperation of the FBI they target a criminal named Rich (Jackson) and his vast arms operation. When a gun exchange goes bad and Rich's old friend Angel (Kilmer) steps up and saves his life, they form a bond that makes his supplier and lover, Gabriella (Anna Lynne McCord) paranoid and on edge. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Image Entertainment).
Howl (2010) Documentarians Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman directed this 1950s-era tale focusing on the famous obscenity trial launched to censor Ginsberg's groundbreaking book-length "Howl." The pair were approached by the Allen Ginsberg Trust to make a film commemorating the 50th anniversary of the poem. Read more about "Howl" in the January Calendar. Extras: Commentary by directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman and James Franco; "Holy! Holy! Holy! The Making of Howl"; "Director's Research Tapes" original interviews with some of Ginsberg's friends and acquaintances including Eric Drooker, Peter Orlovsky, Tuli Kupferberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Steven Taylor; Allen Ginsberg reads "Howl" at the Knitting Factory in New York in 1995; James Franco Reads "Howl." Also available on Blu-ray Disc, which adds Allen Ginsberg reads "Sunflower Sutra" and "Pull My Daisy" at the Knitting Factory in New York in 1995; Q&A with directors Rob Epstein and Jeffery Friedman conducted by John Cameron Mitchell. (Oscilloscope Laboratories).
iCarly: Season 2, Volume 2 (2009) Two-disc set with 12 episodes, $19.99. Extras: Behind-the-scenes: "Is That Me I See?" "Reed For 2 Minutes With Mandy," "Locker Tours" and "Doors to Nowhere." (Nick/Paramount).
The Last Exorcism (2010) Patrick Fabian, Iris Bahr, Ashley Bell, Louis Herthum, Jamie Alyson Caudle, Shanna Forrestall, Allen Bourdreaux, Tony Bentley, Caleb Landry Jones. Read more about "The Last Exorcism" in the January Calendar. Extras: Commentary with director Daniel Stamm and stars Ashley Bell, Patrick Fabian and Louis Herthum; commentary with producers Eli Roth, Eric Newman and Tom Bliss; "The Devil You Know: The Making of The Last Exorcism" featurette; "Real Stories of Exorcism" featurette. Also available on Blu-ray Disc, which adds "Witness to an Exorcism: An Audio Commentary With a Haunting Victim, Deliverance Minister and Clinical Psychologist"; audition footage. (Lionsgate)
The Lena Baker Story (2008) Tichina Arnold, Beverly Todd, Peter Coyote, Michael Rooker. The story of an impoverished and uneducated African-American woman's struggles in rural 1940s Georgia, the only woman to be sentenced to death by electric chair in the state. Her trial (before a jury of wite men) lasted less than four hours. After a six-decades-long campaign, her family finally earned her a posthumous pardon in 2005 from Georgia's Pardon and Parole Board. Recently, her weed-covered grave was rediscovered at the church where she once worshipped and a collection was taken to buy her a modest marker. (Barnholtz Entertainment/Lionsgate Entertainment).
Machete (2010) Director: Robert Rodriguez. Stars: Danny Trejo, Jeff Fahey, Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Lindsay Lohan, Steven Seagal, Cheech Marin, Michelle Rodriguez. Read more about "Machete" in the January Calendar. Extras: Deleted scenes that reveal never-before-seen characters, twisting plot lines, and more bloody good action. Also available as a two-disc Blu-ray with digital copy. (Fox).
Mama Flora's Family (1998) Cicely Tyson, Erika Alexander, Blair Underwood, Queen Latifah, Mario Van Peebles, Hill Harper, Shemar Moore, Della Reese. TV melodrama follows a southern black woman in her 70s looking back on a life filled with joy and heartbreak after being called to help her troubled granddaughter. (Vivendi Entertainment).
The Ricky Gervais Show: The Complete First Season (2010) Two-disc set with 13 episodes, $29.98. (Warner).
Thomas & Friends: Wobbly Wheels & Whistles! (2011) Four new adventures starring every pre-schooler's favorite train, Thomas -- and introducing new engine friend Scuff; $14.98. Extras: "The Steam Team" puzzles. (HIT Entertainment/Lionsgate).
Ticking Clock (2010) Cuba Gooding Jr., Neal McDonough, Austin Abrams, Yancey Arias. An investigative crime reporter stumbles upon the journal of a murderer replete with plans to butcher specific people, and investigates on his own, finding that every trail leads to a 9-year-old orphan living in a group home. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).

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January 11

The Absent (2010) Bryan Kirkwood, Yvonne Zima, Jeremy Jordan, Jennifer Blanc, Sam Ball. A high school science teacher loses his mind after falling for his prize student, and the absentee list grows as his murderous twin brother tries to hide his secret. (Last Night).
All in the Family: The Complete Eighth Season (1977-78) Three-disc set with 24 episodes, $29.93. (Shout! Factory).
Alpha and Omega (2010) Voices of Justin Long, Hayden Panettiere, Christina Ricci, Danny Glover, Dennis Hopper, Larry Miller, Vicki Lewis, Kevin Sussman, Eric Price, Chris Carmack, Brian Donovan. Read more about "Alpha and Omega" in the January Calendar. Extras: "Woves in the Wild" featurette, "The Alpha of Animation" featurette, "Voicing the Wolves" featurette, "From Alpha to Omega" featurette, "Log Sliding" interactive game, "Are You an Alpha or an Omega?" personality test, "Animal Fun Facts" trivia challenge. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Lionsgate).
The Chainsaw Sally Show Season One (2010) Three-disc set with 11 episodes plus the special episode, "It's Groundhog Day Chainsaw Sally." From Hershall Gordan Lewis, the godfather of gore, comes Chainsaw Sally! Watch as buxom, bloody, and busty Sally (April Monique Burril) act as judge, jury and executioner on the scum infecting her small town. Extras: two behind-the-scenes featurettes, still gallery, music video. $14.95. (Troma/CAV Distributing)
Dances With Wolves (1990) Directed by and starring Kevin Costner, co-starring Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. Read more about this edition.(MGM)
Framed (2010) Masterpiece Contemporary film adapted by Frank Cottrell Boyce from his best selling children's novel about a young Welsh boy residing in the small fictional town of Manod who befriends the curator of the National Gallery in London and gets into all sorts of art world adventures. $24.99. (PBS).
Funny or Die Presents: The Complete First Season (2009-10) Two-disc set with 12 episodes, $29.98. (HBO)
Greek: Chapter Five -- The Complete Third Season (2009) Six-disc set with 20 episodes, $44.99. Extras: "A Study Break With Nora Kirkpatrick (Katherine)," cast and crew commentaries, "Gotcha!" featurette, gag reel, music video. (Shout! Factory).
Grover Plants a Tree (2010) East meets West as Sesame Street's Muppets travel with American and Israeli friends -- and host Anneliese van der Pol -- to explore Israel and Jewish culture. Fourth volume of a 12-part series. It's Tu Bishvat! Grover, Brosh and Avigail get back to nature as they learn how to plant trees and make the world a better place. $14.98. (SISU Home Entertainment).
The Hessen Conspiracy (aka The Hessen Affair) (2009) Billy Zane, Lyne Renee. In 1945 a group of American officers discover a stash of German jewels -- the Prussian Crown Jewels -- hidden in a castle outside Frankfurt, and try to fence them when they return to the States. Loosely based on a true story. (Anchor Bay Entertainment).
Hot in Cleveland (2010) Two-disc set with 10 episodes, $26.98. Extras: Original full-length pilot, bloopers, wardrobe featurette, "We Love Our Age" featurette, a set tour, more. (TV Land/Paramount).
Kathleen Madigan: Gone Madigan (2010) An evening of sarcasm and silliness in Madigan's latest stand-up comedy special, $14.98. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Image Entertainment).
Legion: The Final Exorcism (2006) David Heavener, Roddy Piper, Ariel Teal Toombs. An ex-priest documenting true events of demonic possession comes to the rescue of the newly possessed daughter of a Baptist minister and he discovers that he has encountered this demon before ... a demon he vowed to track down and send back to hell. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurettes. (MTI Home Video).
Love Hurts (2009) Richard E. Grant, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jenna Elfman, Janeane Garofalo, Camryn Mannheim. A newly separated father has to learn how to date again with help from his teenage son, who himself dreams of conquering one girl's heart. Extras: Cast and crew interviews, behind-the-scenes footage. (Entertainment One).
Macbeth (2010) Patrick Stewart, Kate Fleetwood. The award-winning 2007 stage adaptation of "Macbeth" was a critical and commercial success in theaters on the West End and Broadway. Following its London West End run, a sold-out limited engagement at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), and an eight-week run on Broadway, the gripping stage production of "Macbeth" was filmed for television at the end of 2009 and aired on PBS as part of Great Performances in October of 2010. $19.99. (PBS).
Max & Ruby: BunnyTales! (2011 Twelve new tales, $16.99. (Nickelodeon/Paramount).
Mitzvah on the Street (2010) East meets West as Sesame Street's Muppets travel with American and Israeli friends -- and host Anneliese van der Pol -- to explore Israel and Jewish culture. Fifth volume of a 12-part series. When a storm makes a mess of the neighborhood, everyone lends a helping hand. In the meantime, Grover is invited to a Bar Mitzvah in Jerusalem. $14.98. (SISU Home Entertainment).
The Narnia Code (2009) Documentary that takes a look at the C.S. Lewis novels and the hidden meanings behind the texts. $24.98. (Entertainment One).
Once Upon A Time In America (1984) Dir.: Sergio Leone; Robert De Niro, James Woods, Joe Pesci, Elizabeth McGovern, Jennifer Connelly, Treat Williams, Tuesday Weld. Two-disc special edition. Extras: Commentary by film historian and critic Richard Schickel, making-of documentary: "Once Upon a Time: Sergio Leone," "Photographic Memories": Still Gallery with 96 images, trailers. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. Read more about this edition. (Warner).
Picture Me: A Model's Diary (2009) A raw and personal video diary that charts model Sara Ziff's rise from fresh face to one that adorns billboards and magazines around the world. Ziff and filmmaker Ole Schell co-direct the documentary, which lifts the veil on the glamorous world of high fashion modeling from photo shoots with celebrated photographers to runway shows in New York, Milan, and Paris. The film depicts the ever-increasing demand for adolescent models, the pressure to stay thin, sexual harassment and drug use. This intimate account features in-depth interviews with noted photographers and designers, and showcases personal footage shot by the models themselves, giving voice to those who are often seen, but rarely heard. $24.99. (Strand Releasing).
Piranha 3D (2010) Elisabeth Shue, Adam Scott, Jerry O'Connell, Ving Rhames, Steven R. McQueen, Jessica Szohr, Kelly Brock with cameos by Eli Roth, Richard Dreyfuss and Christopher Lloyd. Read more about "Piranha" in the January Calendar. Extras: Filmmaker commentary, five behind-the-scenes featurettes.Also available on 3-D Blu-ray Disc, which adds five more behind-the-scenes featurettes, and 2-D Blu-ray, which adds deleted scenes, deleted storyboard sequences, storyboard gallery, "Piranha 3D" trailer & TV spots. (Sony).
Psychosis (2010) Charisma Carpenter, Paul Sculfor, Ricci Harnett, Justin Hawkins, Ty Glaser. After suffering a mental breakdown, a successful horror novelist retreats to a picturesque and secluded countryside manor to recover, but things take a terrifying turn when she begins having horrifying visions of a deranged psychopath and a massacre that happened 15 years ago. (Entertainment One).
photo Raging Bull 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray (1980) Dir.: Martin Scorsese; Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Cathy Moriarty. Blue-ray/DVD combo. Extras: Disc 1 (Blu-ray): Marty & Bobby," "Raging Bull: Reflections On A Classic," "Remembering Jake," "Marty on Film," "Cathy Moriarty on 'The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,' March 27, 1981," "Raging Bull: Fight Night," "The Bronx Bull," "De Niro vs. LaMotta," "LaMotta Defends Title." Disc 2 (DVD): Commentary by Scorsese and editor Thelma Schoonmaker, commentary by cast and crew, storytellers commentary. Read more about "Raging Bull." (MGM).

Rules of Engagement: The Complete Fourth Season (2009) Two-disc set with 14 episodes, $29.95. (Sony).
Shabbat Shalom, Grover! (2010) East meets West as Sesame Street's Muppets travel with American and Israeli friends -- and host Anneliese van der Pol -- to explore Israel and Jewish culture. Third volume of a 12-part series. Grover learns all about Shabbat and the day of rest. $14.98. (SISU Home Entertainment).
Shake Hands With the Devil (2007) Dir.: Roger Spottiswoode; Roy Dupuis, Deborah Kara Unger. The true story of U.N. peacekeeping force General Romeo Dallaire's frustrated efforts to stop the madness of the Rwandan Genocide in 1994, despite the complete indifference of his superiors. Extras: Making-of featurette, commentary with director Roger Spottiswoode and Lt. Dallaire, additional commentary track with the filmmakers. (Entertainment One).
The Social Network (2010) Director: David Fincher. Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Joseph Mazzello, Rooney Mara, Liam Ferguson, Brenda Song, Rashida Jones, Max Minghella, Armie Hammer, Douglas Urbanski. Read more about "The Social Network" in the January Calendar. Extras: Disc 1: Commentary by director David Fincher; commentary by writer Aaron Sorkin, Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer and Josh Pence. Disc 2: "How Did They Ever Make a Movie of Facebook?" four-part feature-length documentary on the making of the film, from the script to the screenplay to casting to production; Featurette: Editors Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter and Sound Designer Ren Klyce discuss editing the film and the different layers they created using different takes, angles and sound effects; Featurette: David Fincher, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Discuss the process of creating the score; Featurette: David Fincher and DP Jeff Cornenweth discuss creating the look for the film; Featurette: "Swarmatron": Atticus Rose explains the Swarmatron Sound Machine used to create parts of the score; Featurette: "In the Hall of the Mountain King: Music Exploration": Multi-angle music exploration which allows viewers to watch the same scene four different ways with different layers of music; "Ruby Skye VIP Room": Multi-angle scene breakdown. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony)
Soul Kittens Cabaret (2011) Faith Evans, Fantasia Barrino, Chrystale Wilson, Terrell Carter, Nicci Gilbert. Follows seven women on their journey to self-discovery as they struggle with temptation, personal demons and false promises while trying to revive Detroit's hottest club in town with sultry sex appeal and silky vocals. Extras: Photo gallery, deleted scenes. (Image Entertainment).
The Spill (2010) A Frontline look at BP and the trail that led to the Deepwater Horizon explosion and the disaster in the Gulf. $24.99. (PBS).
The Temptations (1998) Charles Malik Whitfield, D.B. Woodside, Terron Brooks, Christian Payton. Miniseries. The true story of the 1960s soul vocal group, The Temptations, as seen from the viewpoint of Otis Williams, the last surviving member. Begins from their humble origins in the late 1950s and continues through the 1990s and the deaths of the other four members. Release timed for the group's golden anniversary. (RHI Entertainment/Vivendi Entertainment).
There's Nothing Out There! (1990) The film that inspired "Scream!" Three hot-to-trot couples and one goofy loner travel to an isolated country house for a weekend of debauchery but soon realize that they are not alone in the woods. One of the teens has rented every horror film that's available on tape and knows what it will take to defend themselves from an alien creature that wants to eat the men and mate with the women. The original self-referential horror film. Extras: New Introduction by Lloyd Kaufman, president of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger; commentary by director Rolfe Kanefsky and cast members; Behind-the-scenes featurette; original cast auditions; pre-production footage and video storyboards; animation test footage and deleted shots; production stills. $14.95. (Troma/CAV Distributing).
Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII (2009) The term "Rosie" referred to American women who worked in factories during WWII, many of whom labored in manufacturing plants producing munitions and war supplies. These women sometimes took entirely new jobs replacing male workers who were in the military. But unlike the efforts to recruit Rosie to the factory, secret military projects targeted female mathematicians to become human computers for the U.S. war effort. This documentary tells their story. $24.99. (PBS).
The Universe: The Complete Season Five (2010) Two-disc set with eight episodes, $24.95. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (A&E).
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: Season 4, Volume 2 (1967) Three-disc set, $39.98. Extras: Original un-aired pilot, original 1964 aired pilot with original broadcast commercials, stills gallery. (Fox).

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January 18

Animal Kingdom (2010 -- Australia) Jacki Weaver, Guy Pearce, James Frecheville. When his mother dies from a heroin overdose, 17-year-old Josh Cody is taken in by his grandmother and uncles, who are members of the most notorious criminal gang in the city. So when tensions between the Codys and a squad of renegade cops land him at the center of a cold-blooded murder plot, Josh is forced to choose between his treacherous family and the lawless police. Extras: Commentary with writer-director David Michod, "The Making of Animal Kingdom," Q&A with David Michod and actors Jacki Weaver and James Frecheville. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).
Buried (2010) Ryan Reynolds, Samantha Mathis, Robert Paterson, Stephen Tobolowsky, Jose Luis Garcia Perez, Erik Palladino, Ivana Mino. Read more about "Buried" in the January Calendar. Extras: "Unearthing Buried" making-of featurette. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Lionsgate).
Criss Angel Mindfreak: The Complete Season Six (2010) Four-disc set with six episodes, $24.95. (A&E).
Dallas: The Complete Fourteenth Season (1990-91) Five-disc set with 22 episodes, $39.98. (Warner).
Dark Skies: The Declassified Complete Series (1996) Six-disc set with all 19 episodes, . Extras: International pilot, cast and creator commentaries, "Signal To Noise: Uncovering Dark Skies," network promos, "The Dark Skies Glossary," original sales presentation, EPK, never-before-seen Season Two proposal, special commemorative booklet, more. (Shout! Factory).
Death Race 2 (2010) Luke Goss, Fred Koehler, Tanit Phoenix, Robin Shou, Lauren Cohan, Patrick Lyster, Deobia Oparei, Hennie Bosman, Joe Vaz, Danny Keogh, Sean Higgs, Warrick Grier, Danny Trejo, Ving Rhames, Sean Bean. Direct-to-DVD prequel to Paul W.S. Anderson's 2008 "Death Race." Extras: Deleted scenes, Deleted Shots Montage, "The Race Begins: The Evolution of the Death Race" featurette, "Cheating Death: The Stunts of Death Race 2," "Fast Cars and Firearms: The Cars of Death Race 2," commentary by director Roel Reine. Also available on Blu-ray Combo Pack with digital copy, which adds BD-Live, MyScenes, pocketBlu. (Universal).
The Dogfather (2010) Chris Parnell, William Cuddy, Brandi Ward, Gerry Mendicino. Family comedy. When Sonny, a mobster's bulldog, swallows his master's precious ring and runs away, he soon has two harried henchmen on his tail. Finding a new home in the suburbs, Sonny is taken in by the Franks family but is soon dognapped by the bad guys, leading the family on an adventure to get their new pet back. (Image Entertainment).
Eichmann (2010) Thomas Kretschmann, Troy Garity, Franka Potente, Stephen Fry. The unflinching true story of one of the world's most dangerous men, Adolph Eichmann, who designed the Nazi plan for the extermination of Jews, gays, gypsies and other "undesirables" during the rule of the Third Reich. (Entertainment One).
El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances (2008) Zibby Allen, Nick Rey Angelus, Elisa Bocanegra, Kerry Carney. Musical improv by writer-director-actor Amy French, tells the story of Juan Frances who, Scottish by decent, is raised to be a God-fearing, music loving Mexican. His talents, which were blessed upon him by the Virgin Guadalupe, turn him into a star. (Cinema Libre Studio).
Fire on the Amazon (1993) Craig Sheffer, Sandra Bullock, Juan Fernandez, Judith Chapman. A well-known environmental activist is killed while investigating the industrial greed that has led to the massive deforestation of Bolivia's Amazon jungle, and his assistant and a American photojournalist join forces to find out who committed this crime. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Anchor Bay Entertainment).
The Greening of Southie (2008) Feature documentary about Boston's first residential green building. $24.95. (A&E).
Jack Goes Boating (2010) Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Ortiz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Amy Ryan. A limo driver's blind date sparks a tale of love, betrayal, friendship, and grace centered around two working-class New York City couples. Extras: "Jack's New York" featurette, "From the Stage to the Big Screen" featurette, deleted scenes. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Anchor Bay Entertainment).
Justified: The Complete First Season (2010) Three-disc set with 13 episodes of the series based on the short story "Fire in the Hole" by crime novelist Elmore Leonard, $49.95. Extras: Cast and crew commentaries featuring Timothy Olyphant, Natalie Zea and executive producer Graham Yost; "What Would Elmore Do?" featurette; "The Story of Justified"; "Justified: Meet the Characters"; "Long Hard Times to Come" Shooting for Kentucky music video; "The Marshals"; "Season 2: A Look Back"; "The Story of Justified." Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).
King of Paper Chasin' (2010) DL, Dennis L.A. White, Al Thompson, Sean Simms. Urban drama tells the true story of the rise to power of Carter Blanche (recording artist DL) -- a ruthless, inner city drug dealer -- and his efforts to give it all up and go legit. (Entertainment One).
Lebanon (2009 -- Israel) Yoav Donat, Itay Tiran, Oshri Cohen, Michael Moshonov. The 1982 Lebanon War as seen through the eyes of an Israeli tank crew -- the film's action is kept entirely to the tank's interior and shows us the outside world only as the four young soldiers themselves see it: through the lens of a periscopic gun sight. Extras: Commentary by director Samuel Maoz, "Notes on a War Film: The Making of Lebanon." Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).
Marvel Knights Animation: Black Panther (2009) Marvel Knights Animation presents the highly anticipated domestic premiere of Reginald Hudlin and John Romita Jr's groundbreaking take on the first black super hero. Based on the hero introduced in 1966. Voices of Djimon Hounsou, Jill Scott, Kerry Washington, Alfre Woodard, Carl Lumbly, Stan Lee. Includes a graphic rich cover, plus a unique replica of comic book-style plastic sleeve packaging that bridges the comic book to DVD concept. Extras: "Looking Back at Black Panther With Reginald Hudlin" featurette, music video. (Shout! Factory).
Merlin: The Complete Second Season (2009) Five-disc set with 13 episodes, $49.98. Extras: Commentaries, behind-the-scenes featurettes, photo gallery, more. (BBC/Warner).
The Naked Kiss (1964) The setup is pure pulp: A former prostitute (a crackerjack Constance Towers) relocates to a buttoned-down suburb, determined to fit in with mainstream society. But in the strange, hallucinatory territory of writer-director-producer Samuel Fuller, perverse secrets inevitably simmer beneath a seemingly wholesome surface. Featuring radical visual touches, full-throttle performances, brilliant cinematography by Stanley Cortez ("The Night of the Hunter"), and one bizarrely beautiful musical number, "The Naked Kiss" is among Fuller's greatest, boldest entertainments. New, restored high-definition digital transfer. Extras: New video interview with star Constance Towers by film historian and filmmaker Charles Dennis; excerpts from a 1983 episode of the BBC's "The South Bank Show" dedicated to director Samuel Fuller; interview with Fuller from a 1967 episode of the French television series "Cineastes de notre temps"; interview with Fuller from a 1987 episode of the French television series "Cinema cinemas; original theatrical trailer; illustrations by cartoonist Daniel Clowes ("Eightball," "Ghost World") and a booklet featuring an essay by critic and poet Robert Polito and excerpts from Fuller's autobiography, "A Third Face: My Tale of Writing, Fighting, and Filmmaking." Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (The Criterion Collection).
Neshoba: The Price of Freedom (2010) In 1964, a mob of Klansmen murdered three civil rights workers in the small Mississippi county of Neshoba (a crime that came to be known as the "Mississippi Burning" murders). These young men, two Jews from New York and a black from Mississippi, were in the Deep South helping register black voters during what became known as "Freedom Summer." Although the Klansmen bragged about what they did, no one was held accountable for the murders until 2005, when the state indicted the mastermind of the killings, Edgar Ray Killen, now an 80-year-old Baptist preacher and notorious racist. This documentary tells the story of these three American heroes and the Mississippi County still divided over the meaning of justice 40 years after their murders. Extras: "Get on Board" short film, courtroom footage, more. (First Run Features).
Nite Tales: The Series (2009) Flavor Flav, aka the "Time Keeper," hosts five unrated tales of horror in this anthology series that puts an urban spin on terror. Extras: Making-of featurette. (Entertainment One).
One Night With Dice (1987) A rare early performance from Philadelphia's Comedy Factory Outlet takes home audiences back to Andrew Dice Clay's roots as the original "hoodlum of humor," with a look at the early career of this groundbreaking, hardcore comic. $14.98. (Entertainment One).
Paper Man (2008) Jeff Daniels, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Lisa Kudrow. A coming-of-middle-age comedy that chronicles the unlikely friendship between a failed author and a Long Island teen who teaches him a thing or two about growing up, all under the disapproving eye of his long-suffering wife and his imaginary superhero friend. Extras: Making-of featurette, deleted scenes, alternate scenes, extended scenes. (MPI Video).
The Ricky Gervais Show: The Complete First Season (2010) Two-disc set with 13 episodes, $29.98. (Warner).
Roger Corman's SciFi Classics Tripled feature (on two DVDs) produced and directed and by Roger Corman, featuring all new film transfers from the negatives: "Attack of the Crab Monsters" (1957), "Not of This Earth" (1957) and "War of the Satellites" (1958). Extras: "A Salute to Roger Corman" featuring new interviews with Roger Corman, Peter Fonda, Peter Bogdanovich, Joe Dante and many more; commentaries on "Attack of the Crab Monsters" and "Not of This Earth" by Tom Weaver, John Brunas and Mike Brunas, authors of "Universal Horrors"; "The Roger Corman Trailer Collection" with over 25 trailers produced and directed by Roger Corman; new interview with Roger Corman looking back at all three films. (Shout! Factory).
Shock Corridor (1963) In "Shock Corridor," the great American writer-director-producer Samuel Fuller masterfully charts the uneasy terrain between sanity and dementia. Seeking a Pulitzer Prize, reporter Johnny Barrett (Peter Breck) has himself committed to a mental hospital to investigate a murder. As he closes in on the killer, madness closes in on him. Constance Towers co-stars as Johnny's cool-headed stripper girlfriend. With its startling commentary on race in 60s America and daring photography by Stanley Cortez ("The Night of the Hunter"), "Shock Corridor" is now recognized for its far-reaching influence. New, restored high-definition digital transfer. Extras: New video interview with star Constance Towers by film historian and filmmaker Charles Dennis; excerpts from "The Typewriter, the Rifle and the Movie Camera," Adam Simon's 1996 documentary on director Samuel Fuller; original theatrical trailer; illustrations by cartoonist Daniel Clowes ("Eightball," "Ghost World") and a booklet featuring an essay by critic and poet Robert Polito and excerpts from Fuller's autobiography, "A Third Face: My Tale of Writing, Fighting, and Filmmaking." Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (The Criterion Collection).
Sins of My Father (Pecados de mi Padre) (2009 -- Argentina/Colombia) This is the incredible true story of Pablo Escobar, the infamous boss of Colombia's Medellin drug cartel, told for the first time by his son Sebastian and his widow Maria Isabel Santos. In Nicolas Entel's documentary, Sebastian tells of his extraordinary childhood, growing up with a father he loved but whom he knew to be Colombia's No. 1 enemy. But this is also the story of two of Escobar's most prominent victims, who were among hundreds that Escobar had killed in the 1980s. The film follows Sebastian as he tries to break the cycle of revenge and assassination by seeking reconciliation with the sons of his father's victims. (Maya Entertainment).
Stone (2010) Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Milla Jovovich. Read more about "Stone" in the January Calendar. Extras: "The Making of Stone" featurette. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Anchor Bat Entertainment).
Takers (2010) Matt Dillon, Idris Elba, Paul Walker, Chris Brown, Michael Ealy, Tip "T.I." Harris, Hayden Christensen, Jay Hernandez. Read more about "Takers" in the January Calendar. Extras: Commentary by director John Luessenhop, producer Will Packer, producer Jason Geter and Tip "T.I." Harris; "Yeah Ya Know (Takers)" music promo by T.I. Also available on Blu-ray Disc, which adds "Executing the Heist: The Making of Takers," "Take Action!" stunts featurette, movieIQ+sync and BD-Live. (Sony).
Top Shot: The Complete Season One (2009) Four-disc set with 10 episodes, $34.95. (A&E).
Up From the Depths/Demon of Paradise Double-Feature Collector's Edition Two Roger Corman-produced cult thrillers on one disc. (Shout! Factory).
The Virginity Hit (2010) Matt Bennett, Zack Pearlman, Jacob Davich, Justin Kline, Krysta Rodriguez, Nicole Weaver. Mockumentary about trying to lose your virginity while the whole world watches online. Extras: Commentary, featurettes. (Sony).

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The Agatha Christie Hour, Set 2 Five mysteries broadcast on PBS's "Mystery!" in the early 1980s, with such stars as Rupert Everett, Amanda Redman, Ralph Bates, Stephanie Cole, Cherie Lunghi and Christopher Cazenove. "Magnolia Blossom": An unhappy wife tries to escape her marriage; "The Mystery of the Blue Jar": A young man consults an expert on the paranormal; "The Red Signal": A seance foretells of sudden death and danger; "Jane in Search of a Job": An Englishwoman takes on a dangerous assignment; "The Manhood of Edward Robinson": A henpecked fiance sets off on the drive of his life. Two-disc set, $39.99. (Acorn Media).
The Bird Can't Fly (2007 -- South Africa, U.K.) Barbara Hershey, Yusuf Davids, Tony Kgoroge, John Kani. Melody (Hershey) returns home to Fairlands for the funeral of her estranged daughter, meeting for the first time her 10 year-old grandson, River, whose existence she knew nothing about. Though she wants to take him away with her, he's resistant, preferring to stay with his father, an idle musician and the town's postman ... until a desert dust storm changes everything and reveals deep, dark secrets. (Vanguard Cinema).
Bread Crumbs (2009) Amy Crowdis, Marianne Hagan, Dan Shaked, Steve Carey. Bizarre take on "Hansel & Gretel": A group of porn filmmakers are systematically attacked by two children on the set of a remote shoot. (Green Apple Entertainment).
Broadcast News (1987) In the 1970s, the name James L. Brooks ("The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "Taxi," "Terms of Endearment," "The Simpsons") was synonymous with intelligent television comedy -- his shows were insightful about work and love and always tapped into the zeitgeist. With his transition to film in the 1980s, he became a master Hollywood storyteller, and none of his films was more quintessentially Brooks than "Broadcast News." This caustic inside look at the Washington news media stars Holly Hunter, in her breakout role, as a feisty television producer torn between an ambitious yet dim anchorman (William Hurt) and her closest confidant, a cynical veteran reporter (Albert Brooks). Brooks's witty, gently prophetic entertainment is a captivating transmission from an era in which ideas on love and media were rapidly changing. Two-disc special edition with a new, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director James L. Brooks and editor Richard Marks. Extras: Commentary featuring Brooks and Marks; documentary on Brooks's career in television and film, featuring actors Marilu Henner ("Taxi") and Julie Kavner ("Rhoda," "The Simpsons") and several other of Brooks' collaborators; deleted scenes and an alternate ending, with commentary by Brooks; video interview with veteran CBS news producer Susan Zirinsky, one of the models for actress Holly Hunter's character and an associate producer on the film; featurette containing on-set footage and interviews with Brooks, Hunter, and actor Albert Brooks; original theatrical trailer; booklet featuring an essay by film critic Carrie Rickey. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (The Criterion Collection).
Dead Space: Aftermath (2011) Animated feature based on the video game about missing space ships and an alien infestations on a distant planet. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Anchor Bay).
Eclipse Series 25: Basil Dearden's London Underground After mastering the mix of comedy, suspense, and horror that helped define the golden age of British cinema, Basil Dearden (along with his producing partner Michael Relph) left the legendary Ealing Studios and, in the late 50s and early 60s, created a series of gripping, groundbreaking, even controversial films. In dealing with racism, homophobia and the lingering effects of World War II, these noir-tinged dramas burrowed into corners of London rarely seen on-screen. This set of elegantly crafted films -- "Sapphire" (1959), a dissection of a hate crime; "The League of Gentlemen" (1960), a deft heist adventure suffused with postwar melancholy; "Victim" (1961), a landmark gay character study, starring Dirk Bogarde; and "All Night Long" (1962), a provocative transposition of Othello to the swinging London jazz scene -- brings this quintessential figure of British cinema out of the shadows.Four-disc set, $59.95. (The Criterion Collection).
Enter the Void (2010) Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta. Director Gaspar Noe's ("Irreversible") latest exercise in cinematic envelope-pushing. A brother and sister are trapped in the hellish night time world of Tokyo, where he deals drugs and she works as a stripper. A crime gone bad leads to shocking violence and then moments of transcendence in which the movie plunges viewers into death and rebirth. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (IFC Films/MPI Media Group).
Feed the Fish (2009) Tony Shalhoub, Ross Partridge, Katie Aselton. Joe Peterson is a burned-out children's book writer who's on the brink of a mid-life crisis. With his career at a standstill and his relationship in shambles, he leaves town with his best friend to do the Polar Bear Plunge in the dead of winter in Northern Wisconsin. On his quest for inspiration, Joe encounters three generations of a dysfunctional family that includes an obsessed law enforcement professional, a wise old fisherman and a muse with a pair of hockey skates. With the crew's help, Joe finds his lost passion, survives an assault by a tyrannical ex-girlfriend, and stays out of the way of the law. (Strand Releasing).
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2010 -- Swedish) Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Annika Hallin, Jacob Ericksson, Sofia Ledarp, Anders Ahlbom. Read more about "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" in the January Calendar. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Music Box Films).
Glee Season 2: Volume 1 (2010) Three-disc set with 10 episodes, $39.98. Extras: Bonus song from "The Rocky Horror Glee Show" recorded exclusively for the DVD, "Glee" music jukebox, "Getting Waxed With Jane Lynch": Sue Sylvester Madame Tussaud's wax figure from modeling to ceremony, "The Wit of Brittany": Brittany's most "profound" moments from Season 1 and the first half of Season 2, "Glee" at Comic-Con 2010. (Fox).
Inhale (2010) Dermot Mulroney, Mia Stallard, Diane Kruger, Rosanna Arquette, Sam Shepard. A New Mexico district attorney desperate to save the life of his daughter -- who needs a double lung transplant -- heads to Juarez, Mexico, where he hopes to meet with a doctor who he has heard performs transplants. But what he discovers -- an illegal organ-trafficking ring -- forces him to decide between reporting the vast and horrible crime to authorities or saving his daughter. (IFC Films).
Inspector Bellamy (2010 -- France) Dir.: Claude Chabrol; Gerard Depardieu, Marie Bunel, Jacques Gamblin, Clovis Cornillac. The great director's last film. Gerard Depardieu stars as legendary crime solver Inspector Bellamy. Bellamy is trying to enjoy a peaceful vacation with his bored wife (Marie Bunel), but murder travels with him: a mysterious man shows up with a deadly tale for Bellamy. There's also the unwanted arrival of Bellamy's ne'er-do-well brother. Whether the appearance of these two men is linked, and whether they have any connection to a local murder, are puzzles the hardened Inspector Bellamy will have to solve. (IFC Films).
John Wayne: Bigger Than Life Three-disc set includes "McLintock!" (1963), "Bigger Than Life" (1990) documtenary covering the legend's life and films; "The American West of John Ford" (1971); and "No Substitute for Victory" (1970), hosted by Wayne, about the communist threat and its zenith in Vietnam. Extras: Rare TV appearances by Wayne on Art Linkletter's "People Are Funny" (1958); "The Colgate Comedy Hour" (October 11, 1953); "Wide Wide World" (1958) in a segment called "The Western"; and "The Lucy Show" (1966), in which Wayne plays himself. $24.95. (Synergy Entertainmnt).
Like Dandelion Dust (2009) Mira Sorvino, Barry Pepper, Cole Hauser, Kate Levering, Maxwell Perry Cotton. Based on the novel by New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury. Drama about the intertwined lives of two families and the struggles of parenthood. Joey has had a picture-perfect life with the privileged Campbell family until the day they receive a startling phone call telling them that Joey's birth parents want him back. (Fox).
Man in a Suitcase, Set 1 (1968) Four-disc set with 15 episodes, $59.99. Richard Bradford stars as "Mac" McGill, a cynical yet honest spy who has been disavowed by his American bosses and is on the run from a host of international enemies. (Acorn Media).
My Last Five Girlfriends (2009) Brendan Patricks, Naomie Harris, Kelly Adams, Jane March, Cecile Cassel, Edith Bukovics. In order to understand why his romantic relationships have failed, a thirtysomething man takes a fantasy amusement park ride through life with his last five girlfriends. Extras: Interview with director Julian Kemp and the cast; commentary with Kemp; behind the scenes; special effects compilation; extended probability sequence; delete scenes and other silliness. (New Video/Tribeca Film).
No Tomorrow (2010) "Aging Out," a documentary about a young foster care girl who was on her way to college with multiple scholarships, became the centerpiece of a murder trial when the young woman was brutally murdered; the film was used to heighten hatred for the defendant and advance the call for the death penalty. Disturbed by the use of their film, the filmmakers made "No Tomorrow," which focuses on the trial and the unexpected use of "Aging Out" as evidence. Directed by Roger Weisberg and Vanessa Roth. (Docurama).
Nowhere Boy (2010) Aaron Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Anne Marie Duff, Thomas Brodie Sangster Read more about "Nowhere Boy" in the January Calendar. Extras: "Nowhere Boy: The Untold Story of John Lennon and the Creation of The Beatles" featurette, deleted scenes. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (The Weinstein Co.).
Of Boys and Men (2008) Robert Townsend, Angela Bassett, Victoria Rowell. A family is devastated when the wife and mother is killed in a senseless auto accident. Reeling with grief, each family member must find courage and vision to carry on, ultimately eager to do the mother proud. (Warner).
Open Season 3 (2010) Voices of Steve Schirrip, Crispin Glover, Ciara Bravo, Dana Snyder, Karley Scott Collins. Direct-to-video sequel. Boog, Elliot and all their forest friends return with an all-new adventure that takes them to the circus. Extras: Progression reel, "Runaway RV" game. Also available as a DVD/Blu-ray Disc. Combo Pack, which adds "Boog's Cannon Blast" game and "Rabbit Splat Mode." (Sony)
Pie in the Sky, Series 4 (2009) Two-disc set with six episodes, $39.99. Richard Griffiths returns to the whimsical British series as DI Henry Crabbe, a semi-retired detective more interested in cooking than in crime-fighting. (Acorn Media).
Primal (2009 -- Australia) Krew Boylan, Lindsay Farris, Rebekah Foord, Damien Freeleagus. Ozploitation: When six friends go camping in the beautiful but forbidding Outback of Australia, it turns into a hunting trip -- and they're the prey. (IFC Films).
Red (2010) Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Karl Urban, Morgan Freeman, Rebecca Pidgeon. Read more about "Red" in the January Calendar. Extras: Deleted and extended scenes, "CIA Exposed" featurette, commentary with retired CIA Field Officer Robert Baer. Also available on Blu-ray Disc, which adds "Access Red," an immersive six-part interactive feature including pop up trivia, videos, interviews and more. (Summit Entertainment).
Red Hill (2010 -- Australia) Ryan Kwanten, Steve Bisley, Tom E. Lewis, Claire van der Boom. Constable Shane Cooper (Ryan Kwanten) arrives in the small town of Red Hill in search of a quieter life. But, on Cooper's first day with the Red Hill Police Department, a convicted murderer escapes from prison and heads straight for town to kill the men who put him there. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).
Reflections (2008) Timothy Hutton, Miguel Angel Silvestre, Fernando Guillen Cuervo, Tania Sarrias. An international agent is called to Barcelona to track down a notorious serial killer who brutally murders his victims, then positions them in macabre displays. (Monarch Home Video).
Road Reps (2009) Romantic comedy about a pharmaceutical sales rep who has to travel to Northern California to win over a reluctant client, only to find out that his competition is his estranged wife. (Vanguard Cinema).
Ronald Reagan Centennial Collection Eight-film set: "Dark Victory," starring Bette Davis; "Knute Rockne All-American," the actor's best remembered role ("win one for the Gipper!"); "Kings Row," an Academy Award nominee for Best Picture and arguably one of Reagan's best performances; "Desperate Journey" starring Errol Flynn; the Technicolor musical spectacular "Irving Berlin's This is the Army"; the wartime drama "The Hasty Heart;" the topical "Storm Warning" and "The Winning Team," with Reagan playing Hall-of-Fame baseball pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander. $59.92. (Warner).
photo Santa Sangre (1989) The term "cult director" applies to no one more than Chilean-born filmmaker and visionary shaman Alejandro Jodorowsky. Jodorowsky exploded onto the international scene with his notorious 1970s sensations "El Topo" and "Holy Mountain," films that redefined movies as both art and entertainment while single-handedly creating the midnight movie genre. Now Jodorowsky's long-unseen "Santa Sangre" will make its eagerly anticipated American Blu-ray and DVD debut. Legal frustrations with the films' owner (and Beatles manager) Allen Klein, as well as a failed attempt to direct a 14-hour movie adaptation of "Dune" starring Orson Welles and Salvador Dali, kept Jodorowsky from making movies for 16 years until his triumphant return with "Santa Sangre." Blanca Guerra, Guy Stockwell and the filmmaker's sons Axel and Adan Jodorowsky star in this surreal epic about a young circus performer, the crime of passion that shatters his soul and the macabre journey back to the world of his armless mother and deaf-mute lover. The internationally acclaimed tale of madness, passion and redemption will be fully restored and accompanied by a wealth of extras; $29.98 on DVD and $34.98 on Blu-Ray. Extras: Commentary by Jodorowsky and journalist Alan Jones; deleted scenes; theatrical trailer; Japanese trailer; "Forget Everything You Have Ever Seen: The World of Santa Sangre" feature length making-of documentary featuring all-new interviews with cast and crew; "For One Night Only: Alejandro Jodorowsky" Channel X U.K. 1990 documentary featuring interviews with Jodorowsky, Dennis Hopper, Marcel Marceau, Omar Sharif and others; "Goyo Cardenas Spree Killer": Documentary on the real life inspiration for "Santa Sangre"; on stage Q&A with Jodorowsky; Jodorowsky 2003 interview; composer Simon Boswell interviews Jodorowsky; "Blink Jodorowsky" short by Simon Boswell; "Close Your Eyes" music video by Simon Boswell; Adan Jodorowsky short film "Echeck." Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Severin Films/MPI Media Group)
Saw: The Final Chapter (2010) Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell, Cary Elwes, Sean Patrick Flanery. Read more about "Saw: The Final Chapter" in the January Calendar. Extras: Director and producer commentary, deleted scenes, music videos. Also available on Blu-ray Disc, which adds "52 Ways to Die," a featurette on the traps from all the "Saw" films. (Lionsgate).
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Season One Volume 1 (2010) The latest animated incarnation of Scooby-Doo, $14.97. (Warner).
Secretariat (2010) Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Dylan Walsh, James Cromwell, Kevin Connolly, Nelsan Ellis, Margo Martindale, Fred Thompson, AJ Michalka. Available as a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and a single DVD.Read more about Secretariat" in the January Calendar. Extras: "Heart of a Champion" featurette, deleted scenes, AJ Michalka music video "It's Who You Are." Blu-ray Disc adds "Choreographing the Races" featurette, "A Director's Inspiration: A Conversation With The Real Penny Chenery," commentary by director Randall Wallace, more deleted scenes. (Disney).
sex&drugs&rock&roll (2009) Andy Serkis stars in this ripsnorting and unapologetic portrait of mercurial British punk rock pioneer Ian Dury (Ian Dury and The Blockheads). Extras: "My Tribeca Story" with director Mat Whitecross; interview with the "sex&drugs&rock&roll" team; commentary with Mat Whitecross, Andy Serkis and the "sex&drugs&rock&roll team"; deleted scenes. (New Video/Tribeca Films).
Shaun the Sheep: Spring Shenanigans (2010) Seven new episodes: "Sporing Lamb," "Supersize Timmy," "Bagpipe Buddy," "Cheetah Cheater," "Lock Out," "Draw the Line" and "Ewe've Been Framed," $14.98. Extras: Sheep Shearing game. (HIT Entertainment/Lionsgate).
Still Bill (2009) An intimate portrait of soul legend Bill Withers, best known for his classics "Ain't No Sunshine," "Lean On Me," "Lovely Day," "Grandma's Hands," and "Just the Two of Us." (Docurama).
The Traveler (2010) Val Kilmer, Dylan Neal, Paul McGillion, Camille Sullivan. A mysterious stranger shows up at a police station and confesses to six murders; one-by-one six detectives die. (Paramount).
Webster: The Complete First Season (1983-84) Three-disc set with 22 episodes, $29.93. Extras: Webster trivia game. (Shout! Factory).
What's the Matter With Kansas? (2009) Before the Tea Party movement had a name, author Thomas Frank's controversial New York Times bestselling book "What's the Matter with Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America" explored the rise of conservatism in his home state of Kansas and exposed the contradictions of the movement. Based on Frank's book, director Joe Winston's critically acclaimed feature-length documentary similarly deals with the ascendancy of conservatism and how conservative political strategists won the hearts and minds of Americans, a movement now more visible and very much in effect all across America today. Extras: Extended and deleted scenes, commentary with the filmmakers, more. (Passion River Films).
Which Way Home (2009) Traversing more than 1,450 miles upcountry, Mexican freight trains routinely are boarded by migrants hoping to reach America. Among the thousands who ride the trains, many are children traveling alone. They come from all over Mexico and Central America, risking everything for the chance of a better life. This documentary follows some of these unaccompanied children as they make the long and treacherous voyage to the U.S. border. Extras: Deleted scenes; additional information on the National Center for Refugee and Immigrant Children. (Docurama).
White Wedding (2010) Zandie Msutwanta, Kenneth Nikosi, Rapulana Seiphemo, Jodie Whittaker, Sylvia Mngxekeza, Mbulelo Grootboom. Critically-acclaimed exuberant road comedy about love and loyalty, commitment and companionship set against South Africa's breathtaking landscapes. Ayanda is only days away from her "white wedding" with dress, bridesmaids, wedding planner, a lush reception all in readiness. Only one thing is missing: Elvis, the groom, who has gone to pick up his childhood friend and best man Tumi and is hundreds of miles away. Elvis and Tumi get derailed more than once on their comic, misguided journey: They come across every kind of obstacle, as they meet Rose, a free-spirited English doctor, run up against goats, redneck Afrikaners, lose direction and even get into an accident or two. A bright, feel-good movie about the voyage friends and lovers are willing to undertake to achieve their heart's desire. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Image Entertainment).
Zorro: The Complete Series photo (1990-93)Duncan Regehr, Henry Darrow, with guest stars Daniel Craig, Pete Postlethwaite, Doug McClure, Adam West, Warwick Davis, Andre the Giant, Philip Michael Thomas, Jesse Ventura. Fifteen-disc set with all 88 episodes (remastered), not seen since their Family Channel airings in 1990-93. Filmed entirely in Madrid. Extras: "The Mark of Zorro" (1920) starring Douglas Fairbanks: The original, full-length silent film that defined the "swashbuckler" genre; Chapter 1 of the 1939 theatrical serial, "Zorro's Fighting Legion"; trailers for the serials "Zorro's Fighting Legion," "Zorro's Black Whip" and "Zorro Rides Again"; the original, never-before-released pilot for the "New World Zorro"; photo gallery from "New World Zorro." (A&E).

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