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May 1

Bob Dylan Revealed photo (2010) When Bob Dylan turns 70 in May, his iconic career will have spanned five decades. Through exclusive insider interviews, and never-before-seen photos and footage spanning Dylan's 50-year career, "Bob Dylan Revealed" offers an intimate biography of who Bob Dylan was, and who he is today. Producer Jerry Wexler and award-winning songwriter Al Kasha provide an account of Dylan's early days at Columbia Records in 1962. Drummer Mickey Jones chronicles the 1966 Bob Dylan and the Band electric world tour that changed rock 'n' roll forever, while soon after, Dylan used the cover of a motorcycle accident to enter drug rehab. Dylan's 1974 comeback tour is illustrated by tour photographer Barry Feinstein through his finest photos and behind-the-scenes accounts. In 1975, Bob Dylan hit the road with a rag-tag band of folk troubadours, culminating in "The Night of the Hurricane." Following a stint as The Entertainer in 1978, Bob Dylan fell into the arms of the Lord through the Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church, producing three Gospel albums. Pastor Bill Dwyer, journalist Joel Selvin, singer Regina McCrary, keyboardist Spooner Oldham, and Dylanologist AJ Weberman share intimate accounts of Bob Dylan's "born-again" transformation -- and his return to Judaism. The film culminates with Dylan's Never Ending Tour that began in 1992 and continues to this day. $14.95. (Highway 61 Entertainment and MVD Visual).

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May 3

Curious George Plays Ball (2011) Eight episodes from the kids TV series. (Universal).
The Dilemma (2011) Dir.: Ron Howard; Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum, Queen Latifah. Read more about "The Dilemma" in the May Calendar. Extras: Alternate ending, seven deleted scenes, gag reel, "This Is The Dilemma" featurette. Also available on Blu-ray Disc, which adds seven more deleted scenes; "Tour Chicago" featurette with Vaughn taking viewers to some of the city's locations used in the film; "On Ice" featurette with Vaughn, James and Howard on the ice at Chicago's United Center the year the Blackhawk's won the Stanley Cup; BD-Live; digital copy. (Universal).

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Dora The Explorer: It's Haircut Day! (2011) Four episodes from the popular pre-school series: "Dora's Hair Raising Adventure," "Happy Birthday, Super Babies," "Baby Winky Goes Home!" and "Dora's Pegaso Adventure"; $16.99. (Nickelodeon/Paramount).
Drop Dead Diva: The Complete Second Season (2010) Three-disc set with 13 episodes, $29.95. Extras: Deleted scenes, "Begin Again" music video, three behind-the-scenes featurettes. (Sony).
From Prada to Nada (2011) Camilla Belle, Alexa Vega, Wilmer Valderrama, April Bowlby, Nicholas D'Agosto. Read more about "From Prada to Nada" in the May Calendar. Extras: "From Nada to Prada" featurette, "My Family, Mi Familia" featurette, bloopers, deleted scenes. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Lionsgate).
Frontline: Revolution in Cairo (2011) The program follows key leaders of the April 6 Youth Movement as they plot strategy and head out into Tahrir Square hoping to bring down President Hosni Mubarak. Also in this hour, veteran Middle East correspondent Charles Sennott of GlobalPost lands in Cairo to take a hard look at Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood -- the most well-organized and powerful of the country's opposition groups -- as a new fight for power in Egypt begins to take shape. $24.99. (PBS Distribution).
The Green Hornet (2010) Dir.: Michel Gondry; Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Tom Wilkinson, Christoph Waltz, Cameron Diaz. Read more about "The Green Hornet" in the May Calendar. Available as a three-disc Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D, a 2D Blu-ray and a DVD), Blu-ray and DVD. Extras: "Awesoom" gag reel, filmmakers' commentary, "Writing The Green Hornet" featurette, "The Black Beauty: Rebirth of Cool" featurette. Blu-ray adds: "The Green Hornet Cutting Room," deleted scenes, "Trust Me" featurette on director Michel Gondry, "The Stunt Family Armstrong" featurette, "Finding Kato" featurette, "The Art of Destruction" featurette, movieIQ, Jay Chou audition (Easter Egg), Double Barrel (Easter Egg). 3D Blu-ray adds: 3D animated storyboard comparisons. (Sony).
Identity (2010) North American debut of the British high-tech crime procedural about an elite police team charged with investigating the high-stakes world of identity theft. Two-disc set with six episodes, $39.99. (Acorn Media).
Mao's Last Dancer (2010) Chi Cao, Bruce Greenwood, Kyle MacLachlan, Joan Chen, Amanda Schull. Read more about "Mao's Last Dancer" in the May Calendar. Extras: "The Making of Mao's Last Dancer." Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Fox).
Megan Is Missing (2011) Amber Perkins, Rachel Quinn, Dean Waite. Fictional drama based on actual events, about two teenage girls who encounter an Internet predator and disappear. Based on seven real cases of child abduction. (Anchor Bay).
Melrose Place Season Six Volume One (1997) Three-disc set with 13 episodes, $42.99. (CBS/Paramount).
Murdoch Mysteries, Season 3 (2010) Based on the characters from award-winning author Maureen Jennings' "Detective Murdoch" novels, the acclaimed Canadian series, set in Victorian-era Toronto, follows Detective Murdoch as he uses revolutionary forensic techniques to solve the city's most mystifying crimes. Four-disc set with 13 episodes, $59.99. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Acorn Media).
Penn and Teller: Bullshit! The Eighth Season (2010) Ten episodes, $29.99. (CBS/Paramount).
A Somewhat Gentle Man (2010 -- Norway) Stellan Skarsgard. A dark comedy about Ulrik (Stellan Skarsgard), a somewhat gentle man, as far as gangsters go, who comes home after 12 years in prison to a world he no longer knows. Though his old boss wants Ulrik to rejoin his old colleagues, Ulrik just wants to be left alone -- and he's losing his hair. (Strand Releasing).
Waiting for Forever (2010) Rachel Bilson, Tom Sturridge, Richard Jenkins, Blythe Danner, Nikki Blonsky, Jaime King. A quirky street performer with a free spirit and a heart of pure gold reunites with his childhood sweetheart, an actress with a complicated past. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Fox).

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May 10

Bhutto (2011) Documentary about Benazir Bhutto, the first woman in history elected to lead a Muslim nation. A favored daughter of the family often called the "Kennedys of Pakistan," Benazir was elected Prime Minister after her father was overthrown and executed by his own military. Her time in power saw acts of courage and controversy as she broke the Islamic glass ceiling, fought for the rights of women, and tried to quell the fires of religious extremism, while battling accusations of corruption. She was assassinated in December, 2007. (First Run Features).
Black Death (2010) Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, David Warner, Carice Van Houten. Set during the time of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England, a young monk is tasked with learning the truth about reports of people being brought back to life in a small village. Extras: Behind-the-scenes footage, making-of featurette. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Magnolia Home Entertainment/Magnet Label).
Blood Junkie (2010) Nick Sommer, Mike Johnson, Sarah Luther. A hyper-hipster 1980s horror comedy about a group of teenagers who discover a mysterious abandoned building where bad things happen. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette, commentary. (Troma/CAV Distributing).
Blood Oath (2007) Sarah Bloodworth, Tiffany Sheppis, Jamie Alford. A group of friends on a weekend camping trip decide to investigate a local urban legend about a twisted and evil being who feeds on the bodies of those who enter his domain. Extras:Behind-the-scenes featurette, outtakes. (Troma/CAV Distributing).
Blue Valentine (2010) Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Faith Wladyka, John Doman, Mike Vogel. Read more about "Blue Valentine" in the May Calendar. Extras: Commentary by director Derek Cianfrance and co-editor Jim Helton, "making-of" featurette, home movie, deleted scenes. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (The Weinstein Co./Anchor Bay).
Classic Doctor Who Story 55: "Terror of the Autons" (1971, with Jon Pertwee) and Story 74: "Planet of the Spiders" (1971, with Jon Pertwee); $24.98 each. (Warner)
Christmas In July (1940) Dir.: Preston Sturges; Dick Powell, Ellen Drew. (Universal Cinema Classics).
Cougars, Inc. (2011) Sarah Hyland, Denise Richards, James Belushi, Kyle Gallner, Kathryn Morris, Rebecca Mader. Kicked out of every high school across the country, a young man steps up to help his mother pay for his education by launching Cougars, Inc., an escort service that allows a generation of women trying to hold onto their youth a second chance at love. Extras: Cast and Crew commentary, "The Ultimate Cougar" featurette. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Lionsgate).
Dahmer vs. Gacy (2011) Art LaFleur, Harland Williams, Ford Austin, Randal Malone. Deep within a secret government lab, a scientist is obsessively working to create the ultimate killer by combining the DNA of two of the world's most infamous serial murderers: Jeffrey Dahmer and John Wayne Gacy. But all hell is unleashed when a freak accident allows their escape ... and the only hope of stopping the carnage is Ringo, a holy, buckets-of-crazy soldier "trained by God" who enters battle with a shotgun in one hand and a whiskey bottle in the other. (Walking Shadows/Virgil Films & Entertainment).
Gene-Fusion (2010) Animated sci-fi actioner about a new sport, "Gene-Fusion," that is all the rage in 2310: Specially trained athletes, called Fusers, design their own super-creature by combining three forms of animal DNA. When four teens, seemingly plucked from obscurity, are trained to be Fusers, they become instant celebrities until they discover that each of them has a role to play in an alien conspiracy to take over the world. Voices of Nicolas Canuel, Mark William Hauser, Kaniehtiio Horn, Alison Louder. (MTI Home Video).
Hail The Conquering Hero (1944) Dir.: Preston Sturges; Eddie Bracken. (Universal Cinema Classics).
The Hit List (2011) Cuba Gooding Jr., Cole Hauser, Jonathan LaPaglia, Ginny Weirick. A down-on-his-luck businessman (Hauser) meets a mysterious stranger (Gooding Jr.) at a bar who claims to be a professional hit man, who offers to take out five targets, free of charge. Thinking it's a bad joke, the man jots down his own private hit list. To his shock, the hit man starts to make good on his promise. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).
I Love Toy Trains: All Aboard! (2011) A children's video for kids of all ages. Features live-action footage -- irresistible toy and real train action, elaborate layouts, train trivia, and six new songs by award-winning composer James Coffey. Includes the world's largest G-scale layout at the Living desert in California and a giant Lego train layout. $9.99. (TM Books & Video).
I Saw the Devil (2010 -- South Korea) Dir.: Kim Ji-Woon; Lee Byung-Hun, Choi Min-Sik. When his pregnant fiancee becomes the latest victim of a serial killer, a secret agent blurs the line between good and evil in his pursuit of revenge. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette, deleted scenes. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
The Illusionist (2010 -- France) Dir.: Sylvain Chomet; voices of Jean-Claude Donda, Eilidh Rankin. Read more about "The Illusionist" in the May Calendar. Extras: "The Making of The Illusionist" featurette, "The Animation Process": A rare look at the line tests and progression sequences for seven scenes in the film. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).
Killer Yacht Party (2006) Kate Luyben. Partygoers on a private yacht looking to have fun on the high seas become fish food when one of the passengers turns out to be a blood thirsty nut job. Extras: Commentary. (Troma/CAV Distributing).
My First Collection Featuring Splat the Cat (2010) Debut of Scholastic Storybook Treasures' "My First" series, a new line of DVDs created specifically to support early literacy skills and a love of reading in the pre- and early reader. Three-disc set with ""Splat The Cat ... and Other Furry Friends," "The Story About Ping ... and Other Fine Feathered Friends" and "The Napping House ... and Other Stories That Rhyme," $24.95. (Scholastic Storybook Treasures).
My Little Chickadee (1940) Mae West, W.C. Fields. (Universal Cinema Classics).
No Strings Attached (2011) Dir. Ivan Reitman; Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges, Olivia Thirlby, Mindy Kaling, Cary Elwes, Greta Gerwig, Kevin Kline, Lake Bell. Read more about "No Strings Attached" in the May Calendar. Available as a DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: Commentary by director Ivan Reitman, "Sex Friends: Getting Together," "Inside the Sassy Halls of Secret High," deleted scenes, alternate story lines. Blu-ray adds "Modern Love: The Do's and Don'ts" featurette. (Paramount).
Nova: The Smartest Machine on Earth: Can A Computer Win on Jeopardy!? (2010) Documentary on Watson, the computer that competed on "Jeopardy!" $24.99. (PBS Distribution).
Now & Later (2009) A former golden boy of the banking industry, Bill gets caught illegally trading assets of emerging nations and becomes a fugitive running from a prison term; deserted by his wife and friends, on the verge of suicide, he is sheltered by kind and free-spirited Angela, an illegal immigrant, who's created a magical world on a rooftop in East L.A. In a dance of politics and soul-searching leading to a passionate, uninhibited affair, Angela tears down and rebuilds the foundations of Bill's life. A film of political, social and sexual liberation. Extras: Deleted sex scenes, interviews with the cast. (Cinema Libre Studio).
Shalom Sesame: Grover Learns Hebrew (2011) Eighth of a 12-part series that sees the Sesame Street characters travel to Israel to introduce Jewish holidays, traditions and cultures to viewers of all ages. Here Grover learns a lot of new words in Hebrew. $14.95. (SISU Home Entertainment).
Shalom Sesame: Countdown to Shavout (2011) Ninth of a 12-part series that sees the Sesame Street characters travel to Israel to introduce Jewish holidays, traditions and cultures to viewers of all ages. This episodes celebrates the harvest festival Shavout.$14.95. (SISU Home Entertainment).
The Sign of the Cross (1932) Dir.: Cecil B. DeMille; Charles Laughton, Fredric March, Elissa Landi, Claudette Colbert. (Universal Cinema Classics).
Sledgehammer (1983) Notorious as the first shot-on-tape slasher film (direct-to-video) for the then-exploding 1980s home video market. A young boy murders his mother and her lover with a hammer; 10 years later, a wave of teenage murders plagues the same area. (Severin Films).
Something Wild (1986) A straitlaced businessman meets a quirky, free-spirited woman at a downtown New York greasy spoon. Her offer of a ride back to his office results in a lunchtime motel rendezvous -- just the beginning of a capricious interstate road trip that brings the two face-to-face with their hidden selves. Featuring a killer soundtrack and electric performances from Jeff Daniels, Melanie Griffith and Ray Liotta, "Something Wild," directed by oddball American auteur Jonathan Demme ("Stop Making Sense," "The Silence of the Lambs"), is both a kinky comic thriller and a radiantly off-kilter love story. New, restored digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Tak Fujimoto and approved by director Jonathan Demme, with DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition. Extras: New video interviews with Demme and writer E. Max Frye, original theatrical trailer, booklet featuring a new essay by film critic David Thompson. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (The Criterion Collection).
Webster: The Complete Second Season (1983-84) Four-disc set with 26 episodes, $29.93. (Shout! Factory).


May 13

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011) Documentary on the teen singing sensation. Read more about "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" in the May Calendar. Available on DVD and in a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack. Extras: "Concert Dance-Off" with Bieber and his crew, "Favorite Girl" live performance from Madison Square Garden, "Giving Back" in which Bieber's team surprises fans with free tickets, "R.I.P. Hair Flip" Bieber haircut video. Blu-ray combo adds BD Live commentary by director Jon Chu, digital copy.(Paramount).

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May 17

Adua and Her Friends (1960 -- Italy) A rare masterpiece and a wonderful example of Italian Cinema starring two European film icons, Simone Signoret and Marcello Mastroianni, "Adua and Her Friends" tells the story of four prostitutes forced to fend for themselves when a new law closes the bordellos of Rome. They pool their savings to open a trattoria, but find they cannot get a license. A prominent fixer with connections obtains the license for them, on the condition that they conduct their old business upstairs and pay him an exorbitant monthly fee. Director Antonio Pietrangeli was one of the most talented members of the Italian neo-realism movement. Newly restored from the original 35mm negatives. Extras: Documentary on the restoration of the film and a booklet containing critical analysis of the genesis of the film. (RaroVideo U.S./Entertainment One).
All in the Family: Season Nine (1978-79) Three-disc set with 23 episodes, $29.93. Extras: Ninety-minute retrospective. (Shout! Factory).
Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy (2011 -- TV) Hayden Panettiere, Marcia Gay Harden. Referred to as "Foxy Knoxy" by her Italian prosecutor and the press, American exchange student Amanda Knox was painted as an oversexed, remorseless killer during a controversial two-year murder trial leading up to her conviction and subsequent sentencing to 26 years in jail. But did she really kill her roommate, or was she herself a victim of circumstance and a suspect investigation? (A&E Home Entertainment).
The Bionic Woman: Season 2 (1976-77) Five-disc set with 24 episodes. (Universal).
Broken Hill (2010) Alex Vega, Timothy Hutton, Luke Arnold. Dove-approved inspirational drama. A young man raised in the Australian Outback struggles to make his dream of being accepted into the famous Sydney Conservatorium of Music come true. (Entertainment One).
Circles of Deceit (1993-96) U.S. Debut of the riveting spy thriller starring Dennis Waterman as an ex-SAS operative freelancing for the British government; four full-length dramas. (Acorn Media).
Covert Affairs: Season One (2010) Three-disc set with 11 episodes. (Universal).
Daydream Nation (2010) Kat Dennings, Reece Thompson, Josh Lucas, Andie MacDowell. A city girl moves to a small town and becomes entangled in a love triangle between her high school teacher and a stoner classmate. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Anchor Bay).
Deadly Shooter (aka The Shooter) (1997) Randy Travis, Michael Dudikoff. Western about a gunslinger with a deadly reputation who takes a stand against a controlling family terrorizing a small town. (RHI Entertainment/Vivendi Entertainment).
Diabolique (1954) Before "Psycho," "Peeping Tom" and "Repulsion," there was "Diabolique." This thriller from Henri-Georges Clouzot ("Le corbeau," "The Wages of Fear"), which shocked audiences in Europe and the U.S., is the story of two women -- the fragile wife and the willful mistress of a sadistic school headmaster -- who hatch a daring revenge plot. With its unprecedented narrative twists and unforgettably scary images, "Diabolique" is a heart-grabbing benchmark in horror filmmaking, featuring outstanding performances by Simone Signoret, Vera Clouzot and Paul Meurisse. New digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition. Extras: Selected-scene commentary by French-film scholar Kelley Conway; new video interview with Serge Bromberg, co-director of Henri-Georges Clouzot's "Inferno"; new video interview with horror film expert Kim Newman; booklet featuring a new essay by film critic Terrence Rafferty. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (The Criterion Collection).
The Feathered Serpent Complete Series (1976) U.S. debut of the cult classic set in ancient Mexico. Patrick Troughton stars as the villainous high priest Nasca in this ITV drama, which is available to U.S. audiences for the first time. Packed with court intrigue, political maneuvering, and romance, "The Feathered Serpent" boasts lavish costumes, elaborate sets, literate scripts, and timeless themes: loyalty, courage, heroism, and the battle between good and evil. All 12 episodes from its two seasons. (Acorn Media).
Flashpoint: The Complete Third Season (2010-11) Four-disc set with 20 episodes of the series about the cops in the SRU (inspired by Toronto's Emergency Task Force) tactical team, a unique unit of elite heroes who rescue hostages, bust gangs, defuse bombs, scale buildings and interrogate suspects -- all in a day's work. $42.99 . (CBS/Paramount).
Freedom Riders (2011) American Experience documentary celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1961 "Freedom Riders," the group of men and women who, using non-violent tactics, risked their lives to challenge segregated facilities in the south in 1961. From May until November, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives -- many enduring savage beatings and even imprisonment -- for simply traveling together on buses and trains through the deep south. The film features testimony from a fascinating cast of central characters -- the riders themselves, state and federal government officials, and journalists who witnessed the rides firsthand. The film is partially based on Raymond Arsenault's acclaimed book "Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice." American Experience is hosting the 2011 Student Freedom Ride, a journey retracing the historic civil rights bus rides that changed America. Accompanied by some of the original Freedom Riders, 40 college students will participate in the bus ride which will take place from May 6-16, 2011. $24.99. Extras: Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (PBS Distribution).
The Mechanic (2011) Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Tony Goldwyn, Donald Sutherland. Read more about "The Mechanic" in the May Calendar. Extras: Deleted scenes, "Tools of the Trade: Inside the Action" featurette. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).
The Other Woman (2011) Natalie Portman, Scott Cohen, Charlie Tahan, Lisa Kudrow. Portman gives a mature performance in this sensitive and compelling modern drama adapted by writer-director Don Roos from Ayelet Waldman's novel" Love and Other Impossible Pursuits." She plays Emilia, a law-school graduate who falls in love with Jack, her married boss. After he divorces his bitter wife, they marry and soon have a baby, but joy turns to grief when the newborn dies. Emilia is devastated but nonetheless carries on, attempting to forge a connection with her 8-year-old stepson and to resist the interference of Jack's jealous ex-wife. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (IFC Entertainment/MPI Media).
Pale Flower (1964) In this cool, seductive jewel of the Japanese New Wave, a yakuza, fresh out of prison, becomes entangled with a beautiful yet enigmatic gambling addict; what at first seems a redemptive relationship ends up leading him further down the criminal path. Bewitchingly shot and edited and laced with a fever-dream-like score by Toru Takemitsu ("Woman in the Dunes," "Ran"), this breakthrough gangster romance from Masahiro Shinoda ("Samurai Spy," "Double Suicide") announced an idiosyncratic major filmmaking talent. The pitch-black "Pale Flower (Kawaita hana)" is an unforgettable excursion into the underworld. New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition. Extras: New video interview with director Masahiro Shinoda; selected-scene commentary by film scholar Peter Grilli, co-producer of "Music for the Movies: Toru Takemitsu"; original theatrical trailer; new essay by film critic Chuck Stephens. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (The Criterion Collection).
The Rite (2011) Anthony Hopkins, Colin O'Donoghue, Alice Braga, Ciaran Hinds, Toby Jones, Rutger Hauer, Marta Gastini. Read more about "The Rite" in the May Calendar. Extras: Alternate ending; "The Rite: Soldier of God," a featurette on Father Gary Thomas, the Vatican-ordained exorcist whose life story inspired the film (includes footage shot inside the Exorcism Academy). Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).
The Roommate (2011) Leighton Meester, Minka Kelly, Cam Gigandet, Aly Michalka. Read more about "The Roommate" in the May Calendar. Extras: Commentary by director Christian E. Christiansen, alternate opening sequence, deleted scenes. Also available on Blu-ray Disc, which adds "Obsession: The Making of The Roommate," "The Roommate: Next Generation of Stars," "Dressing Dangerously." (Sony).
Royal Pains: Season Two (2010) Four-disc set with 12 episodes (Universal).
The Secret of Dorian Gray (1970 -- Italy) Never before released on DVD in the U.S., this is a 1970s Italian film restored to its original splendor. (RaroVideo U.S./Entertainment One)
Shoeshine (1946 -- Italy) Dir.: Vittorio de Sica; Rinaldo Smordoni), Franco Interlenghi. While "The Bicycle Thief" is certainly Italian director Vittorio de Sica's best-known work, it certainly wasn't his first to examine the social problems of post-war Italy. Two years earlier, he directed the critically acclaimed "Sciuscia (Shoeshine)," which focuses on the disintegration of a friendship between two Italian youths who fall victim to the state's juvenile detention system. Filmed on location in post-war Rome using non-professional actors, "Shoeshine" --widely regarded as one of the finest films to have emerged from Italian neorealist cinema --was inspired by the real stories of those struggling to overcome the oppressive forces of a corrupt and ineffective political system. Restored and re-mastered. (Entertainment One).
Takedown (Transparency) (2010 -- Canada) Lou Diamond Phillips, Estella Warren, Deborah Kara Unger. A security guard (Lou Diamond Phillipps) -- who lost his daughter to a brutal attack -- comes across an abhorrent human trafficking racket and embarks on a do-or-die mission against the Russian mob. (Entertainment One).
Thor: Tales of Asgard (2011) New animated feature timed for the theatrical release of the live-action "Thor." Extras: Commentary, "Worthy: The Making of Thor: Tales of Asgard" featurette, "The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes" bonus episode. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Marvel/Lionsgate).
Tim & Eric Awesome Show Great Job: Season 5 (2010) Ten episodes of the Adult Swim series, $19.97. (Warner).
Vanishing on 7th Street (2010) Hayden Christensen, John Leguizamo, Thandie Newton. When a massive power outage plunges the city of Detroit into total darkness, a disparate group of individuals find that they're the only remaining people in the city and, soon enough, they realize that an encroaching darkness is out to get them as well. Extras: Making-of featurette, commentary by director Brad Anderson. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
The Wild Thornberrys: Season One (1998-99) Four-disc set with 20 episodes, $29.93. (Shout! Factory).

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May 24

Action-Packed Double Feature: Fighting Mad/ Moving Violation "Fighting Mad" (1976): An Arkansas farmer (Peter Fonda) wages a one-man war against corrupt land developers who want to evict him and his neighbors from their farms to create real estate developments and to conduct illegal strip mining. Also starring Lynn Lowry, Scott Glenn. Written and directed by director Jonathan Demme. "Moving Violation" (1976): While passing through the small town of Rockfield, drifter Eddie Moore (Stephen McHattie) gets harassed by Sheriff Leroy Rankin (Lonny Chapman) and his deputy. When Eddie meets local waitress Camille "Cam" Johnson (Kay Lenz) in town, that's when trouble begins for both. They witness something they weren't supposed to see and are set up by the sheriff for a murder they didn't commit. Also starring Eddie Albert, Will Geer and Dick Miller. (Shout! Factory).
Anton Chekhov's The Duel (2009) Fiona Glascott, Andrew Scott, Tobias Menzies, Niall Buggy. English-language adaptation of Anton Chekhov's 1891 novella about romance, betrayal and violence between a restless philanderer looking for something new, his beautiful but emotionally empty married mistress and his impassioned but unhinged former friend. Extras: Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Music Box Films).
The Big Bang (2011) Antonio Banderas, Sienna Guillory, Thomas Kretschmann, William Fichtner, Sam Elliott, Delroy Lindo, James Van Der Beek, Snoop Dogg. A private detective is hired to find a missing stripper but the simple job turns complicated when everyone he questions ends up dead. The clues send him into the city's seediest corners, from a Hollywood action star with a dirty little secret, to an enterprising porn producer who takes a personal interest in his own work, a kinky waitress with an unusual fetish for particle physics, and a reclusive billionaire and his physicist intent on recreating The Big Bang underneath the New Mexico desert. Extras: Filmmakers' commentary, behind-the-scenes featurette, extended scenes .Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Anchor Bay).
Brad Meltzer's Decoded: The Complete Season One (2010-11) Best-selling author and history buff Meltzer separates fact from fiction as he investigates the hidden history and coded truths behind everything from the Statue of Liberty to the dollar bill to the assassination of President Lincoln. $19.95. (A&E Home Entertainment).
Burning Palms (2011)An anthology of dark yet comic stories so decadent they could only be worthy of Los Angeles. It's a study of five lives: all different, yet all strangely similar. A father's (Dylan McDermott) relationship with his precocious teenage daughter (Emily Meade) is too close for comfort for his fiancee. A woman (Jamie Chung) becomes undone by her boyfriend's kinky bedroom request. A gay couple (Peter Macdissi and Anson Mount) brings home the ultimate lifestyle accessory: an African child. A young boy involves his brothers in disturbing games. A lonely woman (Zoe Saldana ) confronts her attacker (Nick Stahl) with a bizarre request. (Image Entertainment).
Capadocia: A Place Without Forgiveness, Season One (2008) Five-disc set with all 13 episodes of the HBO Latin America Originals grim, bloody and chaotic series that follows the struggles of several women imprisoned in an experimental penal complex in Mexico City, $19.98. Extras: Commentary on select episodes. (Maya Entertainment).
Children's Hospital: The Complete First and Second Seasons (2008, 2010) Two-disc set with 22 episodes of the Adult Swim series, $29.98. (Warner).
Fertile Ground (2010) Gale Harold, Leisha Hailey, Chelcie Ross, Jami Bassman. A couple is haunted by ghosts at the woman's family home in the country. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette, commentary by co-writer-director Adam Gierasch, co-writer Jace Anderson and actress Leisha Hailey. (Lionsgate After Dark Original).
Gnomeo & Juliet (2010) Voices of James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael Caine, Jason Statham, Ashley Jensen, Patrick Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne, Maggie Smith. Available as a three-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray 3D, DVD with Digital Copy), a two-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray 2D, DVD) and a single-disc DVD. Read more about "Gnomeo & Juliet" in the May Calendar. Extras: "Elton Builds a Garden," "Frog Talk With Ashley Jensen," "Crocodile Rock" music video, featuring Elton John and Nelly Furtado. Blu-ray adds two alternate endings, deleted and alternate scenes, "The Fawn of Darkness" featuring Ozzy Osbourne. (Disney).
Grandview U.S.A. (1984) Dir.: Randal Kleiser; Jamie Lee Curtis, C. Thomas Howell, Patrick Swayze, Troy Donahue, Jennifer Jason Leigh, William Windom, M. Emmet Walsh. A high school senior gets involved with an older woman who runs the local demolition derby. (CBS/Paramount)
The Great Dictator (1940) In his notorious masterpiece "The Great Dictator," Charlie Chaplin offers both a cutting caricature of Adolf Hitler and a sly tweaking of his own comic persona. Chaplin (in his first pure talkie) brings his sublime physicality to two roles: the cruel yet clownish "Tomanian" dictator and the kindly Jewish barber who is mistaken for him. Featuring Jack Oakie and Paulette Goddard in stellar supporting turns, "The Great Dictator," boldly going after the fascist leader before the U.S.'s official entry into World War II, is an audacious amalgam of politics and slapstick that culminates in Chaplin's famously impassioned plea for tolerance. New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition. Extras: New commentary by Charlie Chaplin historians Dan Kamin and Hooman Mehran; "The Tramp and the Dictator" (2001), a documentary narrated by filmmaker Kenneth Branagh and featuring interviews with author Ray Bradbury, director Sidney Lumet, historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr., screenwriter Budd Schulberg, and a host of others; two new visual essays, by Chaplin archivist Cecilia Cenciarelli and Chaplin biographer Jeffrey Vance; on-set, color production footage shot by Chaplin's half-brother, Sydney; deleted scene from Chaplin's 1919 film "Sunnyside"; theatrical trailer; booklet featuring an essay by film critic Michael Wood and a 1940 article by Chaplin on the film. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (The Criterion Collection).
I Am Number Four (2011) Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Dianna Agron, Teresa Palmer, Callan McAuliffe. Read more about "I Am Number Four" in the May Calendar. Available as a three-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack with digital copy, a single-disc Blu-ray and a single-disc DVD. Extras: "Becoming Number 6" featurette, bloopers. Also available on Blu-ray Disc, which adds six deleted scenes. (DreamWorks).
IRT: Deadliest Roads: The Complete Season One (2010) Three-disc set with 13 white-knuckled episodes, $24.95. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (A&E Home Entertainment).
The Kids in the Hall: The Complete Series Megaset Twenty-two disc set with nearly 800 sketches, $99.95. (A&E Home Entertainment).
The Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town (2010) Two-disc set of the eight-part comedy series with all the parts played by the Kids; When Death gets off the Greyhound bus in small town Shuckton, Ontario, everyone in town is implicated when one of its most distinguished citizens is found murdered. Extras: Commentaries by Dave Foley and Bruce McCulloch, deleted and extended scenes, bloopers. (A&E Home Entertainment).
Le Mans (1971) Steve McQueen. Forty-five international racing stars joined Steve McQueen in this classic, highlighted by the revving engines of legendary Porsche 917s and Ferrari 512s. Returning to France to compete a year after he'd been injured, American driver Michael Delaney (McQueen) finds himself drawn to the widow of a racer who was killed in the same accident. Filmed on location in France, the film's spellbinding cinematography provides a dazzling look at the world's most extraordinary cars and the unique personalities of the people drawn to the circuit. McQueen, himself a championship racer, did most of his own driving on the harrowing 8.5 mile Le Mans course -- often at speeds exceeding 200 miles per hour. Extras: "Filming at Speed: The Making of the Movie "Le Mans." Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (CBS/Paramount).
Lemonade Mouth: Extended Edition (2011) Disney Channel Original Movie about five ragtag freshmen who first meet in detention and bond through music, eventually forming a high school garage band. (Disney).
Melissa & Joey: Season One, Part One (2010) Two-disc set with the first 12 episodes, $29.97. Extras: Blooper reel, featurettes. (Shout! Factory).
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Great Outdoors (2011) Mickey Mouse and his famous pals (Minnie, Donald, Pluto, Goofy and Daisy) join efforts to inspire preschoolers around the country to enjoy the outdoors by camping, fishing and exploring nature with five episodes from the Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Packaged as a special DVD Play Set (DVD plus Digital Copy plus Mickey Mote), $29.99. (Disney).
The North Star ... And More Stories About Following Your Dreams (2011) Five stories narrated by Tim Curry, Zooey Deschanel and others: The title story as well as "That Book Woman," "Players in Pigtails," "Yo! Yes?" and "Swamp Angel," $14.95. (Scholastic Storybook Treasures).
Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies (2008) Documentary looks at how early filmmaking influenced the Cubist painters Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. $29.95. (Arthouse Films).
Reagan (2011) Documentary celebrates the centennial of the 40th president's birth, examining the man behind the myth. $19.95 (A&E Home Entertainment).
The Ron Howard Action Pack: Eat My Dust!/Grand Theft Auto Two Roger Corman classics starring Ron Howard. "Eat My Dust" (1976) stars Howard, Christopher Norris, Dave Madden, Clint Howard and Rance Howard. Features new interview with Ron Howard, "How to Crash on a Dime: The Making of Eat My Dust!" Leonard Maltin interview with Roger Corman, "The Illustrated Man: A Conversation With Corman Poster Artist John Solie." "Grand Theft Auto" (1977) stars Howard, Nancy Morgan, Marion Ross, Clint Howard and Rance Howard. Features introduction by Roger Corman; commentary by Ron Howard and Corman; commentary by actor/co-writer Rance Howard, second unit director Allan Arkush, editor Joe Dante and key grip Ben Haller; "A Family Affair: An Interview With Ron Howard's dad and brother, Rance and Clint Howard; interview with Ron Howard and Corman; Leonard Maltin interview with Roger Corman. (Shout! Factory).
The Royal Wedding of William & Catherine (2011) Complete coverage of the royal wedding. Extras: "William and Kate: A Royal Engagement." (BBC/Warner).
Scrambled States of America ... and More Stories by Laurie Keller (2011) In the title story, the states are bored and long for a change, so they decide to swap spots in hopes that each can get to see a different part of the country. Also includes "The Scrambled States of America Talent Show," "Do Unto Otters (A Book About Manners)" and "Open Wide: Tooth School Inside," $14.95. Extras: Discussion questions, interview with the author,"Tooth School Anthem" music video. (Scholastic Storybook Treasures).
Seconds Apart (2011) Orlando Jones, Edmund Entin, Gary Entin, Samantha Droke. Telekinetic twins wreck havoc on their high school classmates, killing them in twisted and bizarre ways until jealousy begins to divide them and soon they can no longer trust each other, leading to a face-off between the brothers. Extras: Behind-the scenes featurette. (Lionsgate After Dark Original).
A Small Act (2010) Documentary. A young Kenyan's life changes drastically when his education is sponsored by a Swedish stranger. Years later, he founds his own scholarship program to replicate the kindness he once received. $29.95. (Docurama).
Solaris (1972) Ground control has been receiving strange transmissions from the remaining residents of the Solaris space station. When cosmonaut and psychologist Kris Kelvin is sent to investigate, he experiences the strange phenomena that afflict the Solaris crew, sending him on a voyage into the darkest recesses of his own consciousness. In "Solaris," the legendary Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky gives us a brilliantly original science-fiction epic that challenges our conceptions about love, truth, and humanity itself. High-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition. Extras: Audio essay by Andrei Tarkovsky scholars Vida Johnson and Graham Petrie, co-authors of "The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky: A Visual Fugue"; nine deleted and alternate scenes; video interviews with actress Natalya Bondarchuk, cinematographer Vadim Yusov, art director Mikhail Romadin, and composer Eduard Artemyev; excerpt from a documentary about Stanislaw Lem, the author of the film's source novel; booklet featuring an essay by critic Phillip Lopate and an appreciation by director Akira Kurosawa. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (The Criterion Collection).
Swamp People: The Complete Season One (2010) Three-disc set with 10 episodes, $24.95. (A&E Home Entertainment).
Sweet Dreams (2011) Eight sleepytime episodes from Thomas & Friends, Barney, Bob the Builder, Angelina Ballerina, Timmy Time, Fireman Sam, Kipper and Roary the Racing Car, $14.98. (HIT Entertainment/Lionsgate).
Transcendent Man (2009) Documentary gets inside the mind of the award-winning scientist and A.I. specialist Ray Kurzweil through extensive interviews with Kurzweil and revealing conversations with friends and colleagues. The film outlines Kurzweil's theory of singularity -- the point when change occurs so rapidly that humans will need to merge with technology to keep up -- while also chronicling his history, his myriad accomplishments (including 24 U.S. patents), and his unique vision of the future (Within 25 years, computers will have consciousness and humans will soon be bionic). $29.95. (Docurama).
The Unknown War: WWII and the Epic Battles of the Russian Front (1978) Hosted and narrated by Burt Lancaster; script adaptation and music score by Rod McKuen. Perfectly timed for Memorial Day and just one month shy of the 70th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, this five-disc box set includes all 20 episodes of the gripping 1978 docu-series, as well as provocative bonus content. Features rare and stunning footage recorded by Soviet camera crews on the front lines -- most of it unseen since the series' original broadcast on public television 30 years ago. The docu-series delivers a sweeping chronicle of the Soviets' struggle against -- and ultimately victory over -- the Nazi war machine. From Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941 to the Russians' victorious march into Berlin in 1945, "The Unknown War" takes a 360-degree look at the strategies, suffering, heroism and courage of the Soviet experience with footage retrieved from the vaults of the Kremlin. Here are the devastating battles in the air, at sea and on land; and the poignant stories of daring and loss from what the Russians call "The Great Patriotic War." This epic documentary series sheds new light on the Red Army's massive contribution to the Allies' defeat of Hitler. Extras: Interview with Rod McKuen; analysis by Willard Sunderland, Associate Professor of Russian History at the University of Cincinnati. (Shout! Factory).
William & Kate: Planning a Royal Wedding (2011) PBS documentary on the royal wedding, $12.99. (PBS Distribution).

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The Abbott and Costello Show: Hit the Road "Best-of" collection featuring six episodes from the classic 1952-54 "The Abbott and Costello Show": "The Vacation," "The Western Story," "The Haunted House," "Las Vegas," "Safari" and "Car Trouble." $9.98. (Entertainment One).
American Graffiti Special Edition (1973) Dir.: George Lucas; Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith, Cindy Williams, Candy Clark, Mackenzie Phillips, Wolfman Jack, Bo Hopkins, Manuel Padilla Jr., Harrison Ford. Extras: All new commentary by director George Lucas, "The Making of American Graffiti." Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Universal).
Biutiful (2010 -- Spanish) Dir.: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu; Javier Bardem, Maricel Alvarez, Hanaa Bouchaib, Guillermo Estrella, Eduard Fernandez. Read more about "Biutiful" in the May Calendar. Extras: Making-of documentary. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Lionsgate).
Cross (2011) Brian Austin Green, Jake Busey, Tom Sizemore, Michael Clarke Duncan, Vinnie Jones, Lori Heuring. When beautiful, young women start disappearing from the streets of L.A., Callan (a.k.a. Cross) -- granted incredible power by his ancient Celtic cross -- and his crew of weapons experts kick into high gear to take out the trash, uncovering a plot by an immortal Viking who wants to destroy mankind with his doomsday device. Extras: Director's commentary, deleted scenes, alternate ending, animatic. (Sony).
Drive Angry (2011) Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, David Morse, William Fichtner, Christa Campbell, Katy Mixon, Billy Burke. Read more about "Drive Angry" in the May Calendar. Extras: "How to Drive Angry," "Milton's Mayhem," commentary, deleted scenes.Also available in 3D and 2D Blu-ray Disc, which adds "Access: Drive Angry," which allows users to activate "scene specific" features including interviews with cast and filmmakers, and track the body count in "Milton's Mayhem." (Summit Entertainment).
Ellery Queen Mysteries: The Disappearing Dagger Four digitally remastered episodes from the 1975-76 TV series starring Jim Hutton as mystery writer Ellery Queen, who assisted his detective father in solving crimes: "The Adventure of Auld Land Syne," "The Adventure of Lover's Leap," "The Adventure of the Hardhearted Huckster" and "The Adventure of the Disappearing Dagger." $9.98. (Entertainment One).
Hijos del Carnaval Seasons One & Two (2006-07) Four-disc set with 13 episodes of the internationally acclaimed series that delves deep into the underbelly of the Brazilian organized crime syndicate; it's kind of a Latin American version of "The Sopranos." In Portuguese with English subtitles. $29.98. (Maya Entertainment).
Kaboom (2010) Dir.: Gregg Araki; Thomas Dekker, Haley Bennett, Chris Zylka, Roxane Mesquida, Juno Temple, Kelly Lynch, James Duval. The latest film from iconoclastic independent filmmaker Araki is a hyper-stylized "Twin Peaks" for the Coachella Generation; it's a wild, witty and sex-drenched horror-comedy thriller about an ambisexual 18-year-old college freshman who stumbles upon a monstrous conspiracy in a seemingly idyllic Southern California seaside town. (IFC Entertainment).
Never Apologize (2007) Malcolm McDowell stars in this one-man stage show and documentary about the life of famed director Lindsay Anderson, telling stories of Alan Bates, Bette Davis, Princess Diana, John Ford, John Gielgud, Lillian Gish and Laurence Olivier. (Warner).
Passion Play (2010) Mickey Rourke, Megan Fox, Bill Murray, Rhys Ifans, Kelly Lynch and former UFC champ Chuck Liddell. Nate Poole (Mickey Rourke) is a washed-up jazz musician fleeing trigger-happy gangster Happy Shannon (Bill Murray). While on the run, Nate stumbles across a traveling carnival, and is instantly mesmerized by the carnival's prized attraction, Lily "The Bird Woman" (Megan Fox). But Lily is no carny fake: her wings are real. The fugitive musician falls in love with this angelic creature and he convinces her to leave with him, to the anger of her ruthless employer (Rhys Ifans), and the pair flee across the desert towards ... destruction? Salvation? Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Image Entertainment).
Psych: The Complete Fifth Season (2010) Four-disc set with 16 episodes. (Universal).
Rookie Blue: The Complete First Season (2010) Four-disc set with 13 episodes, $44.98. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Entertainment One).
Savage County (2010) Ana Ayora, Ryan Carter, Ken Luckey, Mimi Michaels, Doug Haley, Ivy McLemore, Bekah Graf. A group of kids trespass on the land of a family of mutant in-bred Tennessee lunatics with a taste for torture -- and guess what happens to the teens. Started life as a Web miniseries, but due to popular demand, it was turned into a feature and had its premiere on MTV2. The DVD features the uncensored cut that was too graphic for basic cable. (FilmBuff/MPI Media Group).
Stanley Kubrick: Limited Edition Collection Nine-film, 10-disc Blu-ray collection contains every film the director made since 1960. The collection features the film and bonus content from "A Clockwork Orange 40th Anniversary Edition," the Blu-ray debuts of "Lolita" and "Barry Lyndon," as well as "Spartacus," "Dr. Strangelove," "2001: A Space Odyssey," "The Shining," "Full Metal Jacket" and "Eyes Wide Shut." The Blu-ray collection will be elegantly boxed in new book-style premium packaging and will include a 40-page hard-cover book that explores the breadth of genres and themes in Kubrick's work. $148.95. Bonus features: "2001": Special Features: Commentary by Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood, documentary "2001: The Making of a Myth," "Standing on the Shoulders of Kubrick: The Legacy of 2001," "Vision of a Future Passed: The Prophecy of 2001," "2001: A Space Odyssey -- A Look Behind the Future and What Is Out There?" "2001": FX and early conceptual artwork, "Look: Stanley Kubrick!" audio-only bonus: 1966 Kubrick interview conducted by Jeremy Bernstein. "The Shining": Commentary by Steadicam inventor/operator Garrett Brown and historian John Baxter, Vivian Kubrick's documentary "The Making of the Shining," "View from the Overlook: Crafting The Shining," "The Visions of Stanley Kubrick and Wendy Carlos, Composer." "Full Metal Jacket": Commentary by Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey and critic-screenwriter Jay Cocks; "Full Metal Jacket: Between Good and Evil." "Eyes Wide Shut": Three-Part Documentary: "The Last Movie: Stanley Kubrick and Eyes Wide Shut," "Lost Kubrick: The Unfinished Films of Stanley Kubrick," interview gallery featuring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman and Steven Spielberg, Kubrick's 1998 Directors Guild of America D.W. Griffith Award acceptance speech. (Warner). Read more.
Stanley Kubrick: The Essential Collection Same films as above, on DVD only, sans bonus features but with a 40- page soft-cover book. $74.92. (Warner).
Stargate: Universe Complete Season 2 (2010) Five-disc set with 20 episodes, $49.98.Extras: Commentary on each episodes plus the following short featurettes: "Robert Carlyle Directs," "Andy Mikita Directs," "Elia's Mom Comes on Board," "Brian J. Smith's First Fight," "Crashing a Shuttle," "The Seed Ship With Joe Mallozzi," "Saying Goodbye to Sgt. Riley," "Lou Diamond Phillips on Guest Stars," "Lt. Scott Gets Hit By A Car," "Inside Cloverdale With Brad Wright," "How to Get Sucked Into Space," "SG-U Welcomes You to New Mexico's Bisti Badlands," "Deconstructing Destiny," "A Day in the Life of Jamil Walker Smith," "Transplant Day," "Sitting Down With Mike Dopud," "Bringing the Bridge to Life," "Louis Ferreira vs. Colonel Young," "Pitches: A Journey of Friendship and Discovery," "Behind the Season 2 Finale – Gauntlet." (MGM).
True Blood: The Complete Third Season (2010) Five-disc set with 12 episodes, $59.99. Extras: "Anatomy of a Scene," "True Blood Post Mortems," Snoop Dogg's tribute music video, commentaries, more. Also available on Blu-ray Disc, which adds Enhanced Viewing with an amplified picture-in-picture display with original, interactive content, including "Character Perspectives," "Flashback/Flash Forwards," "Vampire Histories/Character Bios" and "Hints/FYIs." Also includes "True Blood Lines," an interactive on-screen guide that highlights the connections between the many worlds in the series. (HBO).
The Waiting City (2009) Joel Edgerton, Radha Mitchell. An outwardly happy Australian couple journey to Calcutta to collect their adopted baby, but find that the arrangements have yet to be finalized, giving them no option but to wait in this chaotic, foreign place. But as the intoxicating, mystical powers of the Indian city pull them in separate and unexpected directions, the vulnerability of their marriage begins to reveal itself. Extras: Commentary with Mitchell, Edgerton and director Claire McCarthy, behind-the-scenes featurette, cast and crew interviews. (Entertainment One).
Wubbzy Saves the Day (2011) Collection of six episodes filled with age-appropriate lessons about sharing, caring and being yourself. Kids join Wubbzy as he hosts a bird-watching slumber party, has a picnic in the park with Daizy and Widget and much more. $16.98. (Anchor Bay Entertainment).

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