The Abbott and Costello Show: Who's On First?
Six of Abbott and Costello's most beloved episodes from their 1952-53 TV show, $9.98. (Entertainment One).
Action Pack 4 DVD Set
Four DVDs from preschool pals Thomas & friends, Bob the Builder and Fireman Sam: ""Thomas & Friends: Steamies vs. Diesels," "Thomas & Friends: Track Stars." "Bob the Builder: heavy Duty Diggers," "Fireman Sam: Help Is Here. $19.98. (HIT ENTERTAINMENT/Lionsgate).
Airwolf: Season Four
(1987) Five-disc set with 24 episodes, .(Universal).
Alice in Wonderland
(1951) Two-Disc 60th Anniversary Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Bonus features: "Reflections on Alice," "Operation Wonderland," "I'm Odd" newly discovered Cheshire Cat song and intro, "Thru the Mirror" Mickey Mouse animated short, "One-hour in Wonderland," "An Alice Comedy: Alice's Wonderland," original theatrical trailers (1951 & 1974), deleted scenes and storyboard concepts. Blu-ray Disc adds: "Through the Keyhole: A Companion's Guide to Wonderland" (special mode links to references), "Disney View" allows you to watch the movie in this expanded viewing experience with new Disney art in the wings of the screen, "Painting the Roses Red" game, Walt Disney color TV introduction (1959), "Reference Footage: Alice and the Doorknob" (in which the voice of Alice, Kathryn Beaumont, provides an introduction to this newly discovered reference footage of Alice talking to the doorknob), "Pencil Test: Alice Shrinks" (in which Kathryn Beaumont introduces a newly discovered pencil test of Alice shrinking). (Disney).
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2
(2011) Sequel with the voices of George Lopez, Odette Yustman, Zachary Gordon, Emily Osment, Bridgit Mendler, Miguel Ferrer. Bonus features: Music Video: "This Is My Paradise" by Bridgit Mendler, "Blooper Faux Paws." Also available on Blu-ray Disc Combo Pack, which adds "Beverly Hills Chihuahua Challenge" interactive game. (Disney).
(1983 -- UK) Alan Shearman, Diz White, Ronald E. Law. Satire of the 1930s British gentleman detective who will do anything to protect his country, defeat the always dastardly criminal and save the girl who is always in distress. Captain Hugh "Bullshot" Crummond is an Olympic athlete, flying ace, car racer and a suave sleuth. He's an expert in all brave, masculine pursuits, including the seduction of lovely Rosemary Fenton. When Bullshot finds out that her scientist father has been abducted by his wartime adversary Count Otto Van Bruno, nothing will stop him from rescuing Mr. Fenton, no matter what the cost. (Image Entertainment).
The Client List
(2010) Jennifer Love Hewitt, Teddy Sears, Sonja Bennett, Chelah Horsdal, Kandyse McClure, Cybill Shepherd. Lifetime Original Movie about a former Texas homecoming queen who gets involved in a call-girl operation. (Sony).
(2010) Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Minnie Driver, Juliette Lewis, Peter Gallagher, Melissa Leo. Read more about "Conviction" in the February Calendar.Bonus features: Behind-the-scenes interview with the real Betty Ann Waters. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Fox).
Duke Ellington ... and More Stories to Celebrate Great Figures In African American History
(2010) Narrated by Forest Whitaker, Phylicia Rashad, Samuel L. Jackson and Billy Dee Williams. Includes "Duke Ellington," "Ellington Was Not a Street,"" Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of Vocal Virtuosa," "John Henry." (Scholastic Storybook Treasures).
Friend Pack 4 DVD Set
Preschoolers can celebrate the joys of friendship with these four DVDs: "Angelina Ballerina: Love to Dance," "Barney: Let's Play School," "Barney: Everyone Is Special," "Fifi and the Flowertots: Fifi's Talent Show," $19.98. (HIT Entertainment/Lionsgate).
(2010) Danielle Harris, Kane Hodder, Tony Todd, Tom Holland, R.A. Mihailoff. The sole survivor of the massacre in "Hatchet" returns for revenge. Bonus features: Commentary, "Hatchet II: Behind the Screams." Also available on Blu-ray Disc, which adds"First Look: Hatchet II" featurette, "Meet the FX Team." (Dark Sky Films/MPI Media).
Giulia Doesn't Date at Night
(2009 -- Italy) Valerio Mastandrea, Valeria Golino,. When Guido, an acclaimed novelist, falls in love with a mysterious swim instructor, unaware that her past is wrought with secrets of betrayal and violence, their worlds are turned upside down. (Entertainment One).
(2009) Forest Whitaker, Bow Wow, Isaiah Washington. Set amid the wreckage of Hurricane Katrina, a Louisiana high school basketball coach turns tragedy into triumph, pulling together a team of kids from previously rival high schools and leading them on an inspirational path to the state championship. Bonus features: Deleted scenes. (Vivendi Entertainment/The Weinstein Company).
Let Me In
(2010) Chloe Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Sasha Barrese, Elias Koteas, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Cara Buono, Dylan Kenin, Chris Browning, Ritchie Coster, Dylan Minnette.
Read more about "Let Me In" in the February Calendar.Bonus features: Commentary by writer-director Matt Reeves, "From the Inside: A Look at the Making of Let Me In," "The Art of Special Effects," "Car Crash Sequence Step-By-Step," unrated deleted scenes, trailer gallery: greenband and redband trailers, poster and still gallery. Also available on Blu-ray Disc, which adds "Dissecting Let Me In" and includes a digital copy. (Overture Films/Anchor Bay Entertainment).
Lincoln and Douglass: An American Friendship ... and More Stories to Celebrate U.S. History
(2010) Four animated stories narrated by James Earl Jones, Jeff Brooks, and Danny Glover; includes an interview with acclaimed author Nikki Giovanni. Includes "The Pilgrims Of Plimoth," "John, Paul, George, & Ben," "The Journey of The One & Only Declaration of Independence," "Lincoln and Douglass: An American Friendship." (Scholastic Storybook Treasures).
(1975) Dir.: Stanley Donen; Gene Hackman, Liza Minnelli, Burt Reynolds. (Shout! Factory).
Mean Girls 2
(2010) Dir.: Melanie Mayron; Meaghan Martin, Jennifer Stone, Maiara Walsh. Sequel to the 2004 hit. A new girl in high school befriends an unpopular student and the pair take on the Plastics. Bonus features: "Inside the Clique: The Making of Mean Girls 2," "Caught in the Act" on set videos, "In the Closet With Kitty Boots" fashion featurette, "High School Yearbook," more. (Paramount).
(2010) Whitney Able, Scoot McNairy. A failed outer space experiment in which a probe to collect samples of alien life crashes in Mexico, causing new life forms to spring up, forces half of that country to be quarantined. A U.S. journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through the infected zone to the safety of the U.S. border. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
Night Catches Us
(2010) Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, Wendell Pierce. In 1976, a young man returns to the Philadelphia neighborhood where he came of age in the midst of the Black Power movement, setting into motion complex political and emotional forces. Bonus features: Commentary, deleted scenes. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
Patti Stanger: Married in a Year
(2010) A 12-month action plan for finding love by Patti Stanger, founder and CEO of the Millionaire's Club matchmaking service and star of Bravo's "Millionaire Matchmaker" series. Includes "Dating Detox," "10 Commandments of Dating," "Red Flags," "Sealing the deal" and more. $9.98. (Lionsgate).
Ronald Reagan: An American Journey
(2009) Documentary on Ronald Reagan to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth (Feb. 6); the film is in Reagan's own words, words taken from the debates, speeches and discussions of the man dubbed "The Great Communicator." $19.98. (Image Entertainment).
(2008) Sophie Okonedo. Based on the true story of Sandra Laing, born a black child in the 1950s to rural white Afrikaners unaware of their black ancestry, lovingly raised as their "white" little girl until she is driven out of her community due to her dark skin and African features. The film follows her 30-year journey from rejection to acceptance, betrayal to reconciliation, as she struggles to define her place in a changing world. (Entertainment One).
TCM Greatest Classic Legends: John Ford Westerns
Four-title sets spotlighting Hollywood's most legendary actors and actresses in classic cinema. "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" (1949), "Three Godfathers" (1948), "Cheyenne Autumn" (1964), "Wagon Master" (1950). $27.92. (Warner).
TCM Greatest Classic Legends: Jean Harlow
Four-title sets spotlighting Hollywood's most legendary actors and actresses in classic cinema. "Dinner at Eight" (1933), "Libeled Lady" (1936), "China Seas" (1935), "Wife vs. Secretary" (1936). $27.92. (Warner).
TCM Greatest Classic Legends: Errol Flynn
Four-title sets spotlighting Hollywood's most legendary actors and actresses in classic cinema. "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" (1949), "Three Godfathers" (1948), "Cheyenne Autumn" (1964), "Wagon Master" (1950). $27.92. (Warner).
TCM Greatest Classic Films: Lassie
"Lassie Come Home" (1943), "Son of Lassie" (1945), "Courage of Lassie" (1946), "Hills of Home" (1948). $27.92. (Warner).
The Tillman Story
(2010) Documentary examines the controversial death and subsequent cover-up of celebrated NFL-star turned Army Ranger Pat Tillman, killed in the line of duty by friendly fire in Afghanistan. Narrated by Josh Brolin. Bonus features: "A Look Behind the Scenes: Pat Tillman, the Man, the Mission, the Legacy." Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).
A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop
(2009 -- China) Ni Dahong, Xiao Shenyang, Yan Ni, Sun Honglei. Director Zhang Yimou's remake of Joel and Ethan Coen's 1985 "Blood Simple." Read more about "A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop" in the February Calendar.Bonus features: Nineteen behind-the-scenes featurettes: "Styling the Actors," "Workaholic Director Zhang Yimou," "Casting the Film," "Director Zhang Yimou Discusses the Look of the Film," "Director Zhang Yimou Discusses the Script," "Actors Who Like to Sing," "The Filming Starts," "Actors Falling," "Actors Joking Around," "Behind the Scenes Antics," "In the Makeup Trailer," "The Actors Discuss Their Roles," "The Actors Discuss Zhang Yimou," "Zhang Yimou Directs the Cast," "Actor's Features," "First Day of Shooting," "Time to Dance!" "Actors Trying New Things," "Actors in their Roles." Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).
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(1963) Dir.: Elia Kazan; Stathis Giallelis, Frank Wolff, Elena Karam. Bonus features: Commentary by historian Foster Hirsch. (Warner).
(2010) Barbie stars as a wingless fairy who goes on an animated adventure to save her flower kingdom. $14.98. (Universal).
Barney: Shapes and Colors All Around
(2011) Barney and his dino pals explore shapes and colors and show kids how to make their own art show. $14.98. (HIT Entertainment/Lionsgate).
Beauty & the Briefcase
(2011) Hilary Duff, Jaime Pressly, Michael McMillan, Matt Dallas. A bright, ambitious journalist who dreams of writing for Cosmopolitan, her favorite magazine, finally gets her chance to pitch her article, "Switching Careers to Find Love" to Cosmo's editor: but she has to be the one to find a corporate job and then date as many men as possible to find Mr. Right. Bonus features:Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Image Entertainment).
Check It Out! With Dr. Steve Brule
(2010) Six episodes of the Adult Swim series with John C. Reilly, $14.98. (Warner).
Columbo: Mystery Movie Collection 1991-1993
Three-disc set with six, two-hour "Columbo" mysteries. (Universal).
Curious George: A Bike Ride Adventure
(2011) Eight more shows from the Daytime Emmy-winning TV series. (Universal).
Doctor Who: The Mutants
(1972) Two-disc set with Jon Pertwee as The Doctor. Bonus features: Commentary, behind-the-scenes featurettes. (Warner).
Doctor Who -- The Movie
(1995) Paul McGann, Eric Roberts, Daphne Ashbrook, Sylvester McCoy. Digitally re-mastered and first time on DVD. The Doctor is returning home to Gallifrey with the remains of his arch-nemesis, the Master. Forced off course, the TARDIS arrives in San Francisco on New Year's Eve 1999, where the Doctor is critically wounded in a gangland gun battle. At the local hospital, Dr. Grace Holloway fights -- and fails -- to save his life. Later, in the morgue, the Doctor wakes up a new man. But he is not the only one: The Master has also found himself a new body. As the clock counts down to the start of the new millennium, can the Doctor stop his oldest enemy from destroying all life on Earth? Bonus features: Commentary, behind the scenes featurettes. (Warner).
Erich Segal's Only Love
(1998 -- TV) Marisa Tomei, Rob Morrow, Mathilda May, Jeroen Krabbe. Based on the Erich Segal novel in which a doctor must choose between practical love and romantic love when he is asked to save the life of his long lost love. (RHI Entertainment/Vivendi Entertainment).
For Colored Girls
(2010) Dir.: Tyler Perry; Anika Noni Rose, Thandie Newton, Kerry Washington, Janet Jackson, Kimberly Elise, Phylicia Rashad, Whoopi Goldberg, Loretta Devine. Macy GrayAdapted by writer-director Tyler Perry from Ntozake Shange's acclaimed choreopoem, this film paints an unforgettable portrait of what it means to be a woman of color in the modern world. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Lionsgate).
(2009-- Sweden) Blanca Engstrom, Shanti Roney, Annika. In the summer of 1981, a 9-year old girl is left behind in her aunt's care while the rest of her family goes to Africa as aid workers. But the aunt goes away with a man, leaving the girl alone to discover the world around her as the summer passes by. (Olive Films).
The Guardian: The Final Season
(2003-04) Six-disc set with 22 episodes, $49.99. (CBS/Paramount).
Hideaway (Le Refuge)
(2010 -- France) Dir.: Francois Ozon; Melvil Poupaud, Isabelle Carre, Louis-Ronan Choisy. Mousse and Louis are young, beautiful, rich and in love, but drugs have invaded their lives. After Louis' fatal overdose, Mousse soon learns she is pregnant. Feeling lost, she escapes to a beautiful beach house far from Paris and is soon joined in her refuge by Louis' gay brother, Paul. The two strangers gradually develop an unusual and deeply moving relationship as director Ozon ("Swimming Pool") continues his unique exploration of the nature of family and blood ties. (Strand Releasing).
I Spit on Your Grave
(1978) Camille Keaton, Eron Tabor, Richard Pace, Anthony Nichol. An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men -- whom she later systematically hunts down to seek revenge. The original director's cut. Bonus features: Commentaries, interviews, alternate main titles, trailers, still gallery. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Anchor Bay).
I Spit on Your Grave
(2010) Sarah Butler, Jeff Branson, Andrew Howard, Daniel Franzese. Remake of the 1978 cult classic. Bonus features: Commentary, featurette, deleted scenes. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Anchor Bay).
It's Kind of a Funny Story
(2010) Keir Gilchrist, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Roberts, Zoe Kravitz, Viola Davis, Lauren Graham, Jim Gaffigan, Dana DeVestern.
Read more about "It's Kind of a Funny Story" in the February Calendar.Bonus features: "A Look Inside It's Kind of a Funny Story," "It's Kind of a Funny Story" premiere in New York City featurette. Bonus features:Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Universal).
Life As We Know It
(2010) Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Josh Lucas, Hayes MacArthur, Christina Hendricks, Sarah Burns. Read more about "Life As We Know It" in the February Calendar.Bonus features: Two behind-the-scenes featurettes, one with Heigl, one with Duhamel; "A Survival Guide to Instant Parenting." Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie's Masquerade
(2011) Four Minnie Mouse-themed adventures from the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse TV show, a never-before-seen episode, and a free paper mask, $19.99. (Disney).
(2010) Luke Wilson, Giovanni Ribisi, Gabriel Macht, James Caan, Jacinda Barrett. An ordinary businessman gets involved with gangsters and adult entertainment at the dawn of the age of the Internet and finds himself caught between a 23-year-old porn star and the FBI, all the while becoming one of the wealthiest entrepreneurs of his time. Bonus features: Outtakes, deleted scenes, Slap montage. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Paramount).
My Soul to Take
(2010) Director: Wes Craven. Stars: Max Thieriot, John Magaro, Denzel Whitaker, Zena Grey, Nick Lashaway, Paulina Olszynski. Read more about "My Soul to Take" in the February Calendar.Bonus features: Two alternate endings, alternate opening, deleted and extended scenes, commentary by Wes Craven and cast members. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Universal).
Ong Bak 3
(2010 -- Thailand) Tony Jaa. Jaa must face his ultimate enemy, a fierce supernatural warrior named Demon Crow in this second martial arts sequel. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
Paranormal Activity 2
(2010) Katie Featherston, Brian Boland, Molly Ephraim, Seth Ginsberg, Sprague Grayden Read more about "Paranormal Activity 2" in the February Calendar.Single-disc DVD extras: Theatrical version of the film, unrated version, found footage. Also available on Blu-ray/Combo Pack, which adds digital copy of the unrated version. (Paramount).
(2009) Dir.: Alex Cox; Jaclyn Jonet, Miguel Sandoval, Del Zamora, Alex Feldman, Chloe Webb, Xander Berkeley, Rosanna Arquette, Robert Beltran, Karen Black. Spoiled rich girl Pixxi De La Chasse has been disinherited by her family due to her numerous arrests for bad driving, her failure to get a job and her overall lack of some semblance of a responsible life. When her car gets repossessed, Pixxi ends up getting hired by repo men Arizona Gray and Aquas, and she soon becomes the best repo chick around. While on the hunt for some antique railroad cars that carry a million-dollar bounty reward, clueless Pixxi ends up on a wacky train ride that is actually a plot by a terrorist organization. If their demands for the criminalization of golf are not met, then the train (whose caboose is carrying long-missing growler bombs from the Soviet Communist era) is headed straight for downtown Los Angeles. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Industrial Entertainment).
(1969) Gene Hackman, Jim Brown. (Olive Films).
(2010) Katie Holmes, Anna Paquin, Josh Duhamel, Malin Akerman, Jeremy Strong, Candice Bergen, Adam Brody, Elijah Wood. Seven close friends reunite for the wedding of two of their friends, but problems arise when feelings are rekindled between the groom and the maid of honor. (Paramount).
See You In September
(2008) Estella Warren, Justin Kirk, Michael Rispoli, David Eigenberg, Sandra Bernhard, Whoopi Goldberg. Comedy about a young commitment-adverse woman whose therapist is away on vacation for the month of August and who forms a support group for people who feel abandoned by their shrinks, who also have taken off the month of August. (Maya Entertainment).
(1994) Dir.: Paul W.S. Anderson; Jude Law, Sadie Frost, Sean Bean, Jonathan Pryce, Sean Pertwee, Marianne Faithful. The long-suppressed first outing for both star Jude Law and director Paul W.S. Anderson -- a look at violence among British teens -- makes its long-delayed uncut digital debut. The British police called it "ram-raiding." Teenage hooligans called it "shopping." And audiences and critics worldwide called it one of the most shocking debuts of the decade. In a bleak near-future, charming ex-con Billy (Jude Law) and sexy girlfriend Jo (Sadie Frost) live for stealing fast cars, leading cops on high-speed chases, and crashing through posh store windows to steal everything they can grab. But when the law and a rival gang both vow to end their spree, can Billy and Jo pull off one final raid before their world comes crashing down? The film has been censored for 15 years by British authorities. Bonus features: Commentary by Anderson, making-of featurette with on-set interviews with Anderson, Jude Law and Sadie Frost. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Severin Films).
(2008) The lyrical, profoundly moving "Still Walking" is the most personal work to date from contemporary Japanese master Hirokazu Kore-eda. Fashioned as a tribute to his parents, the film depicts one day in the life of the Yokoyamas, gathered together for a celebratory ritual that only gradually makes itself clear. Rather than focus on big dramatic moments, Kore-eda relies on simple gestures and domestic routines (especially cooking) to evoke a family's entire life, its deep regrets and its daily joys. Featuring vivid, heartrending performances and a gentle naturalism that harks back to the director's earlier, documentary work. In Japanese with English subtitles. New high-definition digital transfer, approved by director Hirokazu Kore-eda and director of photography Yutaka Yamazaki. Bonus features: New video interviews with Kore-eda and Yamazaki, "Making Still Walking," a booklet featuring a new essay by film critic Dennis Lim and recipes for the food prepared in the film. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (The Criterion Collection).
(2010) Dir.: Stephen Frears; Gemma Arterton, Roger Allam, Bill Camp, Dominic Cooper. A modern take on Thomas Hardy's romance novel "Far From the Madding Crowd," here about a young woman -- once an ugly duckling, now a ravishing beauty thanks to plastic surgery -- who returns to her childhood village to wreak havoc on every male in town. Bonus features: Commentary, "Reconstructing Tamara Drewe," "The Making of Tamara Drewe." Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).
Tom and Jerry Fur Flying Adventures: Volume 1
Fourteen cartoons, $14.97. (Warner).
(2010 -- U.K.) Dir.: Jonathan Lynn; Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, Rupert Grint, Rupert Everett. A hitman tries to retire but a beautiful thief changes his plans: Victor Maynard (Nighy) is a middle-aged, solitary assassin whose professional routine is interrupted when he falls for his intended hit, Rose (Blunt). When he spares her life, Victor inadvertently acquires a young apprentice, Tony (Grint). Believing Victor to be a private detective, his two new companions tag along, while he attempts to thwart the murderous intentions of his unhappy client, resulting in comedic mayhem. Bonus features: "On Target with Emily Blunt." Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Fox).
(2010) Kristen Bell, Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis, Odette Yustman, Kristin Chenoweth, Victor Garber, Betty White, Patrick Duffy, Christine Lakin, Jenna Leigh Green, Kyle Bornheimer. Read more about "You Again" in the February Calendar.Bonus features: "Following Fickman: On Set With the Director," "Ask the Cast," "Funny or Die" behind-the-scenes interview spoof, deleted scenes. Also available as Blu-ray Disc/DVD combo pack, which adds "Blooper Dance Party," more deleted scenes. (Disney).
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Around the World in 80 Days
(1989) Pierce Brosnan, Eric Idle, Julia Nickson , Peter Ustinov, Jack Klugman, Roddy McDowall, Darren McGavin, Robert Morley, Stephen Nichols, Lee Remick, Jill St. John, Robert Wagner. Two-disc set of the miniseries. (Entertainment One).
Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol
(2010) A special episode of "Doctor Who" starring Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins, who will be making her acting debut along side actor Michael Gambon, "The Bill's" Micah Balfour and Pooky Quesnel from "EastEnders." To save Rory and Amy who are on a spaceship about to crash, the Doctor must save the soul of a lonely rich man in Sardicktown. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (BBC/Warner).
Felicity: An American Girl Adventure Deluxe Edition
(2005) Shailene Woodley, Kevin Zegers. Based on the best-selling books about Felicity Merriman, a spirited 9-year-old girl growing up in Virginia in the years just before the American Revolution. Bonus features: "Women in Williamsburg -- Felicity: An American Girl," an insider's tour of Felicity's world of Colonial Williamsburg; "All About Felicity, An American Girl;" "On Set with Felicity"; "Felicity's Williamsburg." (Warner).
The Fugitive: Season 4, Volume 2
(1967) Four-disc set, $42.99. (CBS/Paramount).
Game of Death
(2010) Wesley Snipes, Robert Davi, Gary Daniels, Zoe Bell. Snipes is CIA Agent Marcus Jones, a professional hit man caught in a double-cross between his partners in the agency, a ruthless arms dealer and a powerful Wall Street broker worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Framed for a murder he didn't commit and chased by expert assassins, Jones must clear his name before it's too late. Bonus features: Six mini-featurettes. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).
(2009) Romola Garai, Bill Nighy, Jenny Agutter, Juno Temple, David Tennant. On the eve of World War II as the formidable Keyes family tries to uphold their traditional British way of life, eldest daughter Anne sees her life dramatically unravel when she stumbles upon sinister, secret recordings of a pro-Hitler appeasement movement. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Entertainment One).
(2005) Animated tale with the voices of Anne Hathaway, Glenn Close, Jim Belushi, Anthony Anderson. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (The Weinstein Company/Vivendi Entertainment).
Ice Road Truckers: The Complete Season Four
(2010) Four-disc set with 16 episodes, $39.95. (A&E).
History documentary on our third president. (A&E).
Jump Into Spring
(2011) Eight spring-themed episodes with Thomas & Friends, Fireman Sam, Barney, Bob the Builder, Kipper, Roary the Racing Car, Angelina Ballerina and Timmy Time, $14.98. (HIT Entertainment/Lionsgate).
A Kiss of Chaos
(2009) Judy Marte, Manny Perez, Adam Rodriguez. With a single knock at the door, the life of one woman (Judy Marte), a struggling artist, is turned irreversibly inside out: Forced to care for both her bullet-wounded, gangster boyfriend, and her promiscuous, HIV-positive sister, what begins as a bad day, soon becomes a fast-paced journey into darkness. (Maya Entertainment).
(2010 -- India) Hrithik Roshan, Barbara Mori A high-flying Bollywood story about two lovers on the lam in Las Vegas with the mob and police in close pursuit. Bonus features: "Kites: The Remix," the edgy and sexy English language version produced by director Brett Ratner. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Image Entertainment).
The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Chtulhu
(2009) Kyle Davis, Devin McGinn. Inspired by the writings of horror icon H.P. Lovecraft, The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu follows three geeky friends tasked with protecting the world from Dr. Lovecraft's monstrous creations. Bonus features: Commentary, a still gallery, deleted scenes. (Dark Sky Films).
Love at First Kill (aka The Box Collector)
(2008 -- Canada/Belgium) Margot Kidder, Noah Segan, Lyne Renee, Michael Bowen, Onalee Adams. Psychological thriller about an overly possessive mother who will do anything to stop her son from finding happiness with his new lover. (Anchor Bay Entertainment).
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Beginning of the End
(1957) Peter Graves, Peggie Castle. (Shout! Factory reissue).
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies
(1964) Ray Dennis Steckler, Carolyn Brandt, Brett O'Hara. (Shout! Factory reissue).
National Lampoon's Dirty Movie
(2011) Christopher Meloni, Diane Neal, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Robert Klein, Adam Ferrara, Cyndi Lauper, Mario Cantone. Movie within a movie about a producer who wants to make a movie with the dirtiest, most offensive jokes ever told. Extras: Deleted scenes, cast interviews. (Lionsgate).
(2009) Tracy Teague, Mat Wright, Vince Eustace, Jessica Keeler, Ellie Torrezb. The Ancient Romans believed that the soul escaped one's body with the last breath, and that this last breath held the power to cure disease and prolong life. In the 1930s, Dr. Robert Kaminsky devoted his life to finding out how to harness the power in the last breath ... and now his discredited experiment falls into the hands of terminally ill novelty shop owner Susan Jordan, who takes the "cure" herself and unleashes a horrible power. Bonus features: Behind-the-scenes featurette, stills gallery, alternate cut, music video, gag reel. (MTI Home Video).
(2008) Kip Pardue, Vinessa Shaw, Breckin Meyer, Scott Adkins, Karl Geary. A group of friends in New York City for a bachelor party get stuck in an abandoned subway station and are hunted down by a gang of cannibals living in the tunnels. Extras: "The Making of Stag Night." Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Lionsgate).
Top Gear 14
(2009) Seven episodes of the British automobile enthusiast series, $24.98. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (BBC/Warner)
Top Gear 15
(2010) Eight episodes of the British automobile enthusiast series, $19.98. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (BBC/Warner)
(2010) Dir.: Tony Scott; Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson, Jessy Schram, Jeff Wincott, Kevin Dunn, Kevin Chapman, Ethan Suplee, T.J. Miller. Read more about "Unstoppable" in the February Calendar.Bonus features: Commentary by director Tony Scott, "Tracking the Story: Unstoppable Script Development." Also available on Blu-ray Disc, which adds "Derailed: Anatomy of a Scene," "Hanging Off the Train: Stunt Work," "On the Rails With the Director and Cast," "The Fastest Track: Unleashing Unstoppable," digital copy. (Fox).
(2010) Four action-packed adventures all told through the eyes of Wishbone, the little terrier: "Paw Prints of Thieves" (Robin Hood), "Hot Diggety Dog," "The Impawssible Dream" and the "Hunchdog of Notre Dame," $9.98. (HIT Entertainment/Lionsgate).
Waiting for 'Superman'
(2010) Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim reminds us that education "statistics" have names: Anthony, Francisco, Bianca, Daisy, and Emily, whose stories make up the engrossing foundation of this documentary. As he follows a handful of promising kids through a system that inhibits, rather than encourages, academic growth, Guggenheim undertakes an exhaustive review of public education, surveying "drop-out factories" and "academic sinkholes," methodically dissecting the system and its seemingly intractable problems. Read more about "Waiting for 'Superman'" in the February Calendar.Bonus features: A Conversation With Davis Guggenheim," "The Future Is in Our Classrooms," deleted scenes, updates, commentary, "Changing the Odds." Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Paramount).
William S. Burroughs: A Man Within
(2010) The definitive film about the Beat generation author and raconteur. Featuring never-before-seen archival footage of Burroughs, as well as exclusive interviews with colleagues and confidants including John Waters, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Gus Van Sant, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Sonic Youth, Laurie Anderson, Amiri Baraka, Jello Biafra, and David Cronenberg. A probing, yet loving look at the man whose works at once savaged conservative ideals, spawned countercultural movements, and reconfigured 20th century culture. The film is narrated by Peter Weller, with a soundtrack by Patti Smith and Sonic Youth. Burroughs was one of the first writers to break the boundaries of queer and drug culture in the 1950s. His novel "Naked Lunch" is one of the most recognized and respected literary works of the 20th century and has influenced generations of artists. The intimate documentary breaks the surface of the troubled and brilliant world of one of the greatest authors of all time. Extras: Deleted scenes, home movies, "Naked Lunch" 50th anniversary celebration, "Rub Out the World" music video featuring Burroughs reading "The Last Words of Hassan Sabbah," Patti Smith reads "Psalm 23 Revisited," Burroughs' art, more. (Oscilloscope Laboratories).
(2010) Janel Maloney, Daniel London. Armless tells the story of a man who suffers from Body Integrity Identity Disorder (B.I.I.D.), a real-life psychological condition in which an individual paradoxically doesn't feel "whole" unless he loses one or more major limbs. When he leaves his wife and goes to find a doctor willing to amputate his arms, it triggers a twisted romp filled with mistaken identities, missed chances, and tragic consequences. (Vanguard Cinema).
Birdemic: Shock and Terror
(2008) Alan Bagh, Whitney Moore. Midnight cult film homage to Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds." Bay Area software salesman Rod(named in apparent tribute to "The Birds" star Rod Taylor) has just made a million-dollar deal and, riding high on his success, he snags a date with Nathalie (Whitney Moore), his former high school classmate who has become a knockout lingerie model. They hit if off immediately but awake from their first night together in a quaint seaside town to the horror of eagles and vultures swooping down and attacking the locals, turning this picturesque locale into an avian hell on earth. Hollywood legend Tippi Hedren makes a special appearance. Extras: Commentary by director James Nguyen, commentary by stars Alan Bagh and Whitney Moore, deleted scenes, "Birdemic Experience Tour" featurette, James Nguyen on "Movie Close Up," "MOVIEHEAD: The James Nguyen Story Teaser," Birdemic Experience 2010 trailer. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Severin Films).
(2009 -- Russia) Grigoriy Dobrygin, Ekaterina Vilkova, Viktor Verzhbitskiy. A student's life turns upside down when he discovers the battered old car his father gave him can fly, and he transforms himself into the crime fighter known as "Black Lightning." Being remade for a U.S. version by Timur Bekmambetov, director of "Wanted." (Universal).
Car 54 Where Are You? The Complete First Season
(2009) Four-disc set with 30 episodes, $39.98. Bonus features: Round table conversation between Bronx-raised comedian Robert Klein and two of the regular cast members -- Charlotte Rae, who played Sylvia Schnauser, and Hank Garrett, who played Officer Ed Nicholson. (Shanachie Entertainment).
(1997 -- TV) Elizabeth McGovern, Ernie Hudson, Zelda Harris, Loretta Devine. Clover is a precocious 10-year-old black girl living with her widowed father, Gaten, on the family peach orchard in the Deep South. Shortly after remarrying, her father passes away leaving her in the sole custody of his new bride, a white woman whom she barely knows. (RHI Entertainment/Vivendi Entertainment).
(2010) Dir.: Todd Phillips; Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan, Juliette Lewis, Jamie Foxx. Read more about "Due Date" in the February Calendar.Bonus features: Complete "Two and a Half Men" scene, gag reel, more.Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).
Eyes of the Mothman
(2010) Documentary about the chilling 1966 paranormal phenomenon that terrorized a small town of 5,000 in West Virginia: A seven-foot tall bird-like man with large wings and red oval shaped eyes who haunted residents at night, glided after cars, bellowed uncanny shrills and feasted on animals. (Virgil Films & Entertainment).
(2009) British director Andrea Arnold won the Cannes Jury Prize for the searing and invigorating "Fish Tank," about a 15-year-old girl, Mia (electrifying newcomer Katie Jarvis), who lives with her mother and sister in the depressed housing projects of Essex. Mia's adolescent conflicts and emerging sexuality reach boiling points when her mother's new boyfriend (a lethally attractive Michael Fassbender enters the picture. In her young career, Arnold has already proven herself to be a master of social realism (evoking the work of Mike Leigh and Ken Loach), investing her sympathetic portraits of dead-end lives with a poetic, earthy sensibility all her own. New high-definition digital transfer, approved by director Andrea Arnold, director of photography Robbie Ryan and editor Nicolas Chaudeurge, with DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack. Bonus features: All three of Arnold's short films: "Milk" (1998), "Dog "(2001) and the Oscar-winning "Wasp" (2003); video interview with actor Kierston Wareing; interview with actor Michael Fassbender from 2009; audition footage; stills gallery by on-set photographer Holly Horner; a booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Ian Christie. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (The Criterion Collection).
(2010) Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Bill Murray, Lucas Black, Gerald McRaney, Bill Cobbs, Scott Cooper. Read more about "Get Low" in the February Calendar.Bonus features: Commentary by Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, director Aaron Schneider and producer Dean Zanuck; "The Deep South: Buried Secrets" featurette; "Getting Low: Getting Into Character" featurette; "A Screenwriter's Point of View" featurette; cast and crew Q&A, "On the Red Carpet." Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony)
The Guild: Season Four
(2010) Twelve episodes, $14.95. Extras: Cast interviews, commentary, gag reel. (Flatiron Film Co./New Video).
Have Gun Will Travel: Season Five, Volume 2
(1961-62) Three-disc set, $42.99. (CBS/Paramount).
Huge: The Complete Series
(2009) Three-disc set with 10 episodes, $29.93. Bonus features: Featurettes, blooper reel, "Phantasma," "Love Handles," two music videos. (Shout! Factory).
Ice Road Truckers: The Complete Season Four
(2010) Four-disc set, $39.95. Extras: Additional footage. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (A&E).
Kennedy: Robert Kennedy and His Times
(1985) Brad Davis, Veronica Cartwright, Ned Beatty, Cliff DeYoung, River Phoenix, Jason Bateman, Shannen Doherty. Miniseries based on the best-selling biography by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Kennedy family confidante Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Two-disc set, $19.94. (Sony).
The Killing Jar
(2010) Michael Madsen, Amber Benson, Danny Trejo. A mysterious stranger linked to a killing spree takes a waitress and the six customers of a remote diner hostage. (Image Entertainment).
(2008) Dir.: John Madden; Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane, Thomas Jane, Rosario Dawson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Based on the novel by Elmore Leonard. Mickey Rourke stars as Armand "Blackbird" Degas, a mafia hit man who shoots to kill and never leaves witnesses ... until now. When Carmen (Dianee Lane) and Wayne Colson (Thomas Jane) see him at the seen of a brutal botched murder attempt they become his next targets. After entering witness protection they discover the law isn't on their side and must take matters into their own hands. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (The Weinstein Company/Vivendi Entertainment).
Kings of Pastry
(2010) When D A Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus, distinguished filmmakers of "The War Room" and "Don't Look Back," turn their sights on the competition for the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France, France's Nobel Prize for pastry, you're in for a treat. The film follows chef Jacquy Pfeiffer, co-founder of Chicago's French Pastry School, as he journeys back to his childhood home of Alsace to practice for the contest. Sixteen chefs whip up the most gorgeous, delectable, gravity-defying concoctions and edge-of the seat drama as they deliver their fantastical, spun-sugar desserts to the display table. The inevitable disasters prove both poignant and hilarious. Extras: Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer creating a chocolate sculpture, interview with the filmmakers, a Chocolate Fashion Show. (First Run Features).
The Last Unicorn
(1982) Animated adventure about a lone unicorn who seeks out others like herself through a mystical land of talking cats and spellbinding magicians. Voices of Alan Arkin, Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow, Tammy Grimes, Robert Klein, Angela Lansbury, Christopher Lee, Keenan Wynn. Extras: "Immortal Voices" featurette, commentary by writer Peter S. Beagle and publisher Connor Cochran, "The Tail of the Last Unicorn" mini-documentary, Schmendrick's Magical Gallery, more.Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Lionsgate).
(2010) 25th anniversary celebration of one of the most popular musicals ever written. Honoring 25 years of this incredible show, this momentous film captures the excitement of two magnificent sold-out performances that were watched live around the world. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Universal).
Memento 10th Anniversary Edition
(2000) Dir.: Christopher Nolan; Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Stephen Tobolowsky. Bonus features: Remembering Memento" look back on the making of the film, "Anatomy of a Scene," IFC interview with writer-director Christopher Nolan, commentary by Nolan, "Memento Mori" short story by Jonathan Nolan, feature script, tattoo gallery, Leonard's journal. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Lionsgate).
Mesrine: Killer Instinct
(2010 -- France) Vincent Cassel, Cecile De France, Gerard Depardieu, Roy Dupuis, Gilles Lellouche, Elana Anaya, Ludivine Sagnier. Jacques Mesrine was the last of the great French gangsters, his criminal career spanning more than 20 years of kidnappings, robberies, murders and prison escapes in some half-dozen countries. Mesrine's criminal reign came to an end in a hail of bullets by police in the middle of Paris in 1979, a spectacular demise that put the crowning touch on his legend. Now, nearly 30 years after his death, the true story of Mesrine can be told. This is the first of an acclaimed two-part crime saga that's received recognition around the globe. "Mesrine: Public Enemy #1," the second part, will be released March 29. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Music Box Films).
(2007 -- Austria, U.K., Latvia) Maria De Medeiros, Dominique Pinon, Chulpan Khamatova, Victor Mcguire, Yevgeni Sitokhin. A comedy that follows a group of people immersed in Latvia's summer solstice celebration, the shortest night of the year. (Vanguard Cinema).
Nurse Jackie: Season Two
(2010) Three-disc set with 12 episodes, $39.98. Extras: Commentary by Edie Falco, Linda Wallem, Liz Brixius, Richie Jackson, Eve Best and Peter Facinelli; "Perfecting an Inappropriate Touch" featurette on Facinelli's career and his role as Dr. Cooper; "All About Eve" featurette on Best and her role as Dr. O'Hara. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Lionsgate).
(2010) Sara Foster, Cary Elwes, Michael Biehn, Gabriel Mann, Colleen Camp. Working alone at night in a recently closed hospital, an unstable woman witnesses events that may be connected to a string of murders. Extras: Production diary, deleted scenes, outtakes. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Lionsgate).
(1954) This lush, Technicolor tragic romance from Luchino Visconti stars Alida Valli as a 19th-century Italian countess who, amid the Austrian occupation of her country, puts her marriage and political principles on the line by engaging in a torrid affair with a dashing Austrian lieutenant, played by Farley Granger. Gilded with fearless performances, ornate costumes and sets, and a rich classical soundtrack, Visconti's operatic melodrama is an extraordinary evocation of reckless emotions and deranged lust from one of the cinema's great sensualists. In Italian with English subtitles. New, restored high-definition digital transfer, created in collaboration with the Cineteca di Bologna and Martin Scorsese's Film Foundation, supervised by director of photography Giuseppe Rotunno. Bonus features: "The Making of Senso," a new documentary featuring Rotunno, assistant director Francesco Rosi, costume designer Piero Tosi, and Caterina D'Amico, daughter of screenwriter Suso Cecchi D'Amico and author of "Life and Work of Luchino Visconti"; "Viva VERDI," a new documentary on Visconti, "Senso," and opera featuring Italian film scholar Peter Brunette, Italian historian Stefano Albertini, and author Wayne Koestenbaum; "The Wanton Countess," the rarely seen English-language version of the film; visual essay by film scholar Peter Cowie; "Man of Three Worlds: Luchino Visconti," a 1966 BBC special exploring Visconti's parallel masteries of cinema, theater, and opera direction; a booklet featuring an essay by filmmaker and author Mark Rappaport and an excerpt from actor Farley Granger's autobiography, "Include Me Out." Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (The Criterion Collection).
The 7th Hunt
(2009 -- Australia) Imogen Bailey, Jason Stojanovski, Matthew Charleston, Tasneem Roc, Kain O'keefe. Kidnapped and taken to an abandoned military training school, three kids find themselves the targets of five sadists, each with their own style of killing: the Knife, the Inquisitor, the Hand, the Sniper and the Hacker. (Vanguard Cinema).
Stieg Larsson's Dragon Tattoo Trilogy
(2010 -- Swedish) The three films ("The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," "The Girl Who Played With Fire" and "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest") in the fabulous Dragon Tattoo Trilogy; $59.95 DVD and $79.95 Blu-ray disc. Bonus features: "Millennium: The Story" documentary detailing the phenomenon of the "Millennium" trilogy and the story of author Stieg Larsson; interviews with Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist; making-of the fight scene between Niederman and Paulo Roberto in "The Girl Who Played With Fire"; interview with the cast and crew of "The Girl Who Played With Fire" and "The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest." (Music Box Films).
Sunny & Share Love You
(2007) Michele Mulroney, Micah Schraft, Mink Stole, Diedrich Bader, Chris Parnell, Martin Klebba. A washed up rock duo reinvents itself as a wildly inappropriate children's act. (Vanguard Cinema).
Sweet Smell of Success
(1957) In the swift, cynical "Sweet Smell of Success," directed by Alexander Mackendrick ("The Ladykillers"), Burt Lancaster stars as barbaric Broadway gossip columnist J. J. Hunsecker, and Tony Curtis as Sidney Falco, the unprincipled press agent he ropes into smearing the up-and-coming jazz musician romancing his beloved sister. Featuring deliciously unsavory dialogue in an acid, brilliantly structured script by Clifford Odets and Ernest Lehman and noirish neon cityscapes from Oscar-winning cinematographer James Wong Howe, "Sweet Smell of Success" is a cracklingly cruel dispatch from the kill-or-be-killed wilds of 1950s Manhattan. New, restored high-definition digital transfer. Bonus features: Commentary by film scholar James Naremore; "Mackendrick: The Man Who Walked Away," a 1986 documentary featuring interviews with director Alexander Mackendrick, actor Burt Lancaster, producer James Hill, and more; "James Wong Howe: Cinematographer," a 1973 documentary about the Oscar-winning director of photography, featuring lighting tutorials with Howe; video interview with film critic and historian Neil Gabler ("Winchell: Gossip, Power and the Culture of Celebrity") about legendary columnist Walter Winchell, inspiration for the character J. J. Hunsecker; video interview with filmmaker James Mangold about Mackendrick, his instructor and mentor; a booklet featuring an essay by critic Gary Giddins, two short stories by Ernest Lehman featuring the characters from the film, notes about the film by Lehman, and an excerpt from Mackendrick's book "On Film-making." Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (The Criterion Collection).
Timmy Time: Timmy Steals the Show
(2011) Playhouse Disney pre-school series stars the infamous sheep Timmy from the popular "Shaun the Sheep" franchise; five episodes. $14.98. Extras: Sing-along. (HIT Entertainment/Lionsgate).
Weeds: Season Six
(2010) Three-disc set with 13 episodes, $39.98. Extras: Commentary on select episodes, "What Do We Have Left to Say?" featurette, gag reel, "Fandemonium Weeds Writers Tell All" featurette, "Bye Bye Botwins" cast interviews. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Lionsgate).
(2010) Voices of Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, David Cross, Justin Theroux, Ben Stiller, J.K. Simmons.
Read more about "Megamind" in the February Calendar.Bonus features: "Doom," in which Megamind and Minion return to battle an even bigger foe in a new Mega comedy adventure; "Meet the Cast of Megamind"; deleted scene; "Inside Megamind's Lair": "You Can Draw Megamind"; "The Reign of Megamind" video comic book Mega Rap; commentary. Also available on Blu-ray Disc, which adds "The Animators' Corner," trivia track; "Comic Creator," "Behind the Mind." (DreamWorks).`
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