(2009 -- Peru) Christian Mercado, Manolo Cardona, Tatiana Astengo. Unusual ghost story about a married fisherman's struggles to reconcile his devotion to his male lover within his town's rigid traditions. Extras: Deleted scenes, "Undertow: A Look Inside," "Behind-the-Scenes of Undertow," interviews with Christian Mercado and Tatiana Astengo, Spanish-language PSA for GLAAD featuring Sofia Vergara (TV's "Modern Family"). Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Wolfe Video).
AC/DC -- Let There Be Rock
(1980) Commemorates the 30th Anniversary of the theatrical release of the filmed coverage of Australian band AC/DC's '79 appearance in Paris as part of their "Highway to Hell" tour, remastered. The film contains interview segments and backstage footage of the hard rock pioneers, especially the last interviews with flamboyant front-man Bon Scott, who died in 1980. $21.95. Also available in a Limited Collector's Edition on DVD for $39.99 and Blu-ray/DVD combo pack for $44.98, which is limited to only 90k copies and comes in a collectible steel case with keepsake premium items and more than an hour of newly added bonus features. (Warner).
American: The Bill Hicks Story
(2011) Photo-animated feature documentary, uniquely narrated by the 10 people who knew comedian Bill Hicks best. Two-disc set, $29.98. Extras: Extended interviews, unseen performances, rare clips, deleted scenes, audio journals, featurettes. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (BBC/Warner).
Angelina Ballerina: Pop Star Girls
(2011) Five episodes of the dancing mouse and her friends, $14.98. (HIT Entertainment/Lionsgate).
(2010) Dir.: Mike Leigh; Jim Broadbent, Lesley Manville, Ruth Sheen, Oliver Maltman, Peter Wight, David Bradley, Martin Savage.
Read more about "Another Year" in the June Calendar.Extras: Commentary with director Mike Leigh and actress Lesley Manville, "The Making of Another Year," "The Mike Leigh Method." Also available as a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack. (Sony).
The Big C: The Complete First Season
(2010) Three-disc set with 13 episodes, $34.95. Extras: Outtakes, deleted scenes, complex characters featurette, eight featurettes that showcase the cast. (Sony).
Blue Crush 2
(2011) Sasha Jackson, Sharni Vinson, Elizabeth Mathis, Ben Milliken, Chris Fisher. Follows a high-spirited California surfer girl as she treks across the magnificent beaches of South Africa, making new friends, finding romance and riding epic waves. Extras: Commentary by director Mike Elliott and cast, deleted scenes, gag reel, three behind-the-scenes documentaries. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Universal).
Bob Hoskins Collection
Four films starring the eccentric British actor: "The Long Good Friday," "Mona Lisa," "Raggedy Rawney" and "The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne." $29.98. (Handmade Films Collection/Image Entertainment).
(2005-2007) Four episodes from the Bratz dolls TV series, $14.98. (Lionsgate).
Breaking Bad: The Complete Third Season
(2010) Four-disc set with 13 episodes, $39.95. Extras: Deleted scenes, outtakes, cast and crew commentary on nine episodes, five new behind-the-scenes featurettes, 20 episodes of "Inside Breaking Bad," "Team S.C.I.E.N.C.E" featurette, "AMC News Visits the Breaking Bad Writer's Room," mini video podcasts for every episode with the cast and crew. Also available on Blu-ray Disc, which adds "Breaking Bad" cast and crew photo collection. (Sony).
Burn Notice: Season 4
(2010) Four-disc set with 18 episodes, $49.98. Extras: "Sam Axe's Guide to Ladies and Libations," "Burn Notice Roasts White Collar," "White Collar Roasts Burn Notice," commentaries, behind-the-scenes stunt featurette, gag reel, deleted scenes. (Fox).
Care Bears: Flower Power
(2007) Eight spring and summer-themed episodes, new-to-DVD, $14.98. (Lionsgate).
The Company Men
(2010) Dir.: John Wells; Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, Maria Bello, Rosemarie Dewitt, Craig T. Nelson.
Read more about "The Company Men" in the June Calendar.Extras: Commentary with writer-director John Wells, "The Making of The Company Men" featurette, deleted scenes. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (The Weinstein Co./Anchor Bay).
Elmo's World: People in Your Neighborhood
(2011) Three episodes from the "Elmo's World" pre-school series, $12.99. (Warner).
Exorcismus (La posesion de Emma Evans)
(2010 -- Spain) Doug Bradley, Sophie Vavasseur, Stephen Billington, Tommy Bastow, Richard Felix, Jo-Anne Stockham. A teenage girl is possessed by the devil and a priest is called in for an exorcism. (IFC Midnight/MPI Media group).
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
(2010) Animated original movie released to coincide with the June 17 big-screen live-action adventure starring Ryan Reynolds. Voices of Nathan Fillion, Jason Isaacs, Elisabeth Moss, Kelly Hu, Arnold Vosloo, Henry Rollins, Wade Williams, Roddy Piper. Extras: Geoff Johns interview, commentary, Green Lantern virtual comic, more.Available as a single-disc DVD ($19.98) and Blu-ray/DVD Combo ($24.98). (Warner).
HawthoRNe: The Complete Second Season
(2010) Three-disc set with 10 episodes, $29.95. Extras: "A New Season" featurette, "Fresh Faces" featurette, "Advanced Medicine" featurette, "I Run This" photo shoot featurette, cast photo shoot featurette. (Sony).
(2010 -- South Korea) Do-yeon Jeon, Jung-Jae Lee. A man's affair with his family's housemaid -- an innocent beauty -- leads to dark consequences. (IFC Films).
In Her Skin (AKA I Am You)
(2009 -- Australia) Guy Pearce, Sam Neill, Miranda Otto, Ruth Bradley, Kate Bell. Ripped from the headlines tale of a 15-year-old Australian girl who failed to come home from school one day and was found to have been murdered by her babysitter. (IFC Films).
Just Go With It
(2011) Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman, Nick Swardson, Brooklyn Decker, Bailee Madison, Griffin Gluck, Dave Matthews, Kevin Nealon. Read more about "Just Go With It" in the June Calendar. Available as a Blu-ray Combo Pack, single-disc Blu-ray and DVD. Extras: Blooper Reel: "Laughter Is Contagious"; deleted scenes; three featurettes, commentary by Adam Sandler, Nick Swardson and producers Allen Covert, Tim Herlihy and Steve Koren; commentary by director Dennis Dugan. Blu-ray adds more deleted scenes and nine more featurettes, (Sony).
Kingdom of War Part 1 & 2
(2006 -- Thailand) The most expensive production budget in Thai Cinema history and one of Thailand's highest grossing box office films ever; an epic historical action film about King Naresuan the Great, who liberated the Siamese from the control of Burma, changing the destiny of a nation. Two-disc set. Extras: Making-of and behind-the-scenes featurettes, international trailer. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Magnolia Home Entertainment/Magnet Releasing).
Legends of Flight
(2008) IMAX documentary on recent designs in the aircraft industry, seen through the eyes of a test pilot. Extras:Also available on 3D Blu-ray Disc. (Image Entertainment).
The Marx Brothers Singles
Re-releases of five Marx Brothers films: "Animal Crackers," "The Cocoanuts," "Duck Soup," "Horse Feathers" and "Monkey Business," $19.98 each. (Universal).
Michael Palin Collection
(2010) Three films starring the Monty Python alum: "Time Bandits," "A Private Function" and "The Missionary." $29.98. (Handmade Films Collection/Image Entertainment).
(1933) Unseen since it was pulled from circulation in 1942. Stars Clark Gable, John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Helen Hayes, Myrna Loy, Robert Montgomery. Remastered. One of the most authentic flying movies to grace the silver screen; an adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupery's ("The Little Prince") best-selling "Vol de Nuit," based on his harrowing experiences as an airmail pilot and director of the Aeroposta Argentina airline. The story: Polio breaks out in Rio de Janeiro, the serum is in Santiago, and there's only one way to get the medicine where it's desperately needed: flown in by daring pilots who risk the treacherous weather and forbidding peaks of the Andes. (Warner).
Pretty Little Liars: The Complete First Season
(2010-11) Five-disc set with 22 episodes, $59.98. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurettes, deleted scenes. (Warner).
Pros and Ex-Cons
(2005 -- Australia) Sam Worthington, Steve Bastoni, Jonathan Sweet. Two ex-cons sent on a hit discover that they've assassinated the wrong persons, and must quickly correct their mistake before their covers are blown and more innocent lives are lost. (Lionsgate).
Rawhide: The Fourth Season, Volume One
(1961-62) Four-disc set with 15 episodes, $42.99. (CBS/Paramount).
Roary the Racing Car
(2011) First DVD for the preschool car star and his friends Dragga, Zizzy and Lugga and human pals Big Chris, Marsha, Officer Pete and Mr. Carburettor. Six episodes, $14.98. Extras: "Roary's Day at the Seaside" music video. (HIT Entertainment/Lionsgate).
(2011) Stephen Spinella, Wings Hauser, Roxane Mesquida, Thomas F. Duffy. Cult-fave indie is the story of Robert, a tire that has been abandoned in the desert and that suddenly and inexplicably comes to life. As Robert roams the bleak landscape, he discovers that he possesses terrifying telepathic powers that give him the ability to destroy anything he wishes without having to move. At first content to prey on small desert creatures and various discarded objects, his attention soon turns to humans, especially a beautiful and mysterious woman who crosses his path. Leaving a swath of destruction across the desert landscape, Robert becomes a chaotic force to be reckoned with, and truly a movie villain for the ages. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Magnolia Home Entertainment/Magnet Releasing).
(2011) Richard Roxburgh, Ioan Gruffudd, Rhys Wakefield, Alice Parkinson. Read more about "Sanctum" in the June Calendar.Also available as a two-disc Blu-ray set with digital copy and as a three-disc Blu-ray set with Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and digital copy. Extras: Commentary with director Alister Grierson, commentary with co-writer/producer Andrew Wight, commentary by actor Rhys Wakefield, deleted and extended scenes, "Sanctum: The Real Story." (Universal).
The Secret Life of the American Teenager: Volume 6
Three-disc set with 12 episodes, $39.99. (Disney).
Shadows and Lies (AKA William Vincent)
(2010) James Franco, Julianne Nicholson, Josh Lucas, Martin Donovan. An eccentric drifter returns to New York and helps out a young woman being threatened by a hood -- who used to be the young man's boss. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Millennium Entertainment).
Transformers: Beast Wars -- Season One
(1996) Four-disc set with 26 episodes, $29.93. (Shout! Factory).
Transformers: Beast Wars The Complete Series Collector's Edition DVD Box Set
(1996-99) Eight-disc set with 52 episodes, $49.99 direct from Shout! Factory.Extras: Retrospective featurettes, a 12-page book, art galleries, special collectible 24-page comic book "Dawn of the Future's Past." (Shout! Factory).
(2010) Dir.: Coen brothers; Hailee Steinfeld, Josh Brolin, Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Barry Pepper. Read more about "True Grit" in the June Calendar.Extras: "Mattie's True Grit," "From Bustles to Buckskin -- Dressing for the 1880s," "Re-creating Fort Smith." "The Cast." Also available on Blu-ray Disc, which adds "Colts, Winchesters & Remingtons: The Guns of a Post-Civil War Western," "Charles Portis: The Greatest Writer You've Never Heard Of ...", "The Cinematography of True Grit," digital copy. (Paramount).
White Collar Season 2
(2010-11) Four-disc set with 16 episodes, $49.98. Extras: Spotlight on fan-favorite Mozzie, behind-the-scenes with Matt Bomer, "White Collar Roasts Burn Notice," "Burn Notice Roasts White Collar," gag reel. (Fox).
Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour
(2010) Documentary follows iconic feminist electronic band Le Tigre on their 2004-05 international tour across four continents and 10 countries. (Oscilloscope Laboratories).
The Wild Hunt
(2009) Ricky Mabe, Kaniehtiio Horn, Mark A. Krupa. A medieval reenactment game turns into a Shakespearean tragedy when a non-player crashes the event to win back his girlfriend. (FilmBuff/MPI Media Group).
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Action-Packed Double Feature"Gordon's War" (1973): Gordon (Paul Winfield) spent four years in Vietnam as a Green Beret fighting someone else's battle ... now he's come back home to fight his own. He returns to a Harlem that has changed: drugs and prostitution have taken over his neighborhood, and his wife even overdosed from drugs. Along with his former army buddies, he takes on the Mob to wipe out the corruption that has taken over the city. Also starring Carl Lee, Tony King and singer Grace Jones. Directed by Ossie Davis. "Off Limits" (1987):
Being a cop is tough, but in war-torn Saigon in 1968, being a cop is crazy. Someone is brutally murdering Vietnamese prostitutes with children by American fathers, and plainclothes military cops Sgt. Buck McGriff (Willem Dafoe) and Sgt. Albaby Perkins (Gregory Hines) are put on the case that no one wants solved. But things are never what they seem in 'Nam, including a novice nun (Amanda Pays), a deranged colonel (Scott Glenn) and a twisted trail of clues that takes McGriff and Perkins from back alleys to battlefields in search of a serial killer who's ready to make them the next victims. Fred Ward, Keith David and David Alan Grier co-star. (Shout! Factory.)
(2009 -- Brazil) Laura Neiva, Vincent Cassel, Camilla Belle. While spending summer vacation with her family in the idyllic southeast coast of Brazil, 14-year-old Filipa discovers that her father, a famous author, is betraying her mother by dallying with a beautiful young American woman -- and she soon discovers that her father's infidelity is only the first of many dark secrets that lurk beneath the surface of her seemingly perfect family. (Universal).
Battle: Los Angeles
(2011) Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Ramon Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Ne-Yo, Michael Pena. Read more about "Battle: Los Angeles" in the June Calendar. Available on DVD, Blu-ray and in a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack.Extras: Four featurettes: "Behind the Battle," "Aliens in LA," "Preparing for Battle," "Creating L.A. in LA." Blu-ray includes a "Command Control" interactive viewing mode, allowing audiences to experience the film with picture-in-picture featurettes, storyboard comparisons and "Battle Points" within the context of the movie. (Sony).
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
(2011) Martin Lawrence, Brandon T. Jackson, Jessica Lucas, Michelle Ang, Portia Doubleday, Emily Rios, Faizon Love. Read more about "Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son" in the June Calendar. Available as a Motherload Edition Combo Pack (Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy) and as a single-disc DVD; both include extended versions of the film. Extras: Commentary, gag reel, deleted scenes. Blu-ray adds "Big Momma's: Bigger Busts Countdown," "Making the Music" featurette, "Baby You Know" music video, "Lyrical Miracle" music video. (Fox).
Bob the Builder: The Big Dino Dig The Movie
(2011) Bob and the Can Do crew are joined by a new truck named Rubble to help build an enormous amusement park in this feature for kids aged 2-5. Extras: "Diggin' It Up" music video. (HIT Entertainment/Lionsgate).
Chained (aka Hobby Farm)
(2010) Paul Murphy, Travis McMahon, Vince Sorrenti, Gerard Kennedy. An ex-con is rewarded for his silence by being put in charge of a gentleman's pleasure house, but revolts against the crime syndicate when faced with the horrific treatment of the enslaved girls. (MTI Home Video).
(2010) Aaron Johnson, Imogen Poots, Matthew Beard, Hannah Murray. Thriller about a dark, manipulative teen who creates an online chatroom, where he tries to control the lives of four people who seek him out for help, resulting in tragedy. (Screen Media).
The Con Artist
(2010) Rossif Sutherland, Donald Sutherland, Rebecca Romijn, Sarah Roemer. When Vince is paroled after serving time for a heist gone wrong, he's forced back into a life of crime as a car thief, where he finds solace welding sculptures out of metal and old car parts. But when his raw and evocative sculptures are discovered by a calculating art dealer, he gets a chance for a new life as an artist. (Entertainment One).
Elvira's Movie Macabre: Night of the Living Dead and I Eat Your Skin
Double-feature DVD with the original "Night of the Living Dead" (1968) and "I Eat Your Skin" (1964), about a cancer researcher who turns natives into zombies; $14.98. (Entertainment One).
Elvira's Movie Macabre: The Satanic Rites of Dracula and The Werewolf of Washington
Double-feature DVD with "The Satanic Rites of Dracula" (1973), starring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Dean Stockwell in a tale about Count Dracula unleashing a fatal vampire virus on the modern world; and "The Werewolf of Washington" (1973), starring Lee and Cushing in a story about the U.S. presidents press secretary being bitten by a werewolf; $14.98. (Entertainment One).
Everwood: The Complete Fourth
(2005) Five-disc set with 22 episodes, $39.98. (Warner).
Eyes of the Chameleon
(2005) Lawrence Bucher, Robert Scott Howard, Garvin Lee. A young woman's world spins out of control when she's attracted to an occult sexual group in Las Vegas -- and her friends mysteriously begin to die gruesome deaths. (Troma/CAV Distributing).
Giant Robot Action Pack"Crash and Burn" (1990): In the year 2030 humankind's worst nightmares have become an oppressive reality: Big Brother has come to life in the form of Unicom, an all-powerful conglomerate that emerged in the wake of a devastating global economic collapse. A group of dissenters has surfaced to fight Unicom's autocracy and stop the murderous Synthoid -- a humanlike robot programmed to kill all those who pose a threat to the organization. Starring Paul Ganus, Megan Ward, Bill Moseley and Ralph Waite, and directed by Charles Band. "Robot Wars "(1993): The ultimate battle between metallic giants begins when a malicious foreign dignitary hijacks the last mega-robot on Earth, the MRAS-2, and threatens to unleash its crushing powers against the people of the Eastern Alliance. Starring Don Michael Paul, Barbara Crampton and Lisa Rinna. (Shout! Factory).
The Glades: The Complete First Season
(2010) Four-disc set with 13 episodes, $39.98. Extras: Deleted scenes, gag reel, behind-the-scenes footage, featurettes, director and cast commentaries. (Fox).
(2011) Dir.: Farrelly brothers; Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate, Nicky Whelan, Richard Jenkins. Read more about "Hall Pass" in the June Calendar.Extras: Deleted scene. Also available as a Blu-ray Combo, which includes an extended cut of the film, a gag reel and a deleted scene. (Warner).
Happiness Is ... Peanuts: Snoopy's Adventures,
(2011) New DVD collection that features themed compilations of favorite Peanuts television programs. This first entry in the series pairs TV special "Snoopy's Getting Married, Charlie Brown" with an episode from "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show" on one disc, $14.97. (Warner).
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Ultimate Edition
More than four hours of special features and collectibles including a photo book featuring 44 pages of rare photos of the cast and crew, concept sketches and paintings, and behind-the-scenes insight. Also features limited edition character cards, a lenticular card and a bonus digital copy of the film. Includes all new documentary "Creating the World of Harry Potter Part 5: Evolution." Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Ultimate Edition
More than four hours of special features and collectibles including a photo book featuring 44 pages of rare photos of the cast and crew, concept sketches and paintings, and behind-the-scenes insight. Also features limited edition character cards, a lenticular card and a bonus digital copy of the film. Includes all new documentary "Creating the World of Harry Potter Part 6: Magical Effects." Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).
Have a Laugh Volume 3
Restored short "Mickey's Delayed Date," edited shorts "The Whalers," "Chef Donald," "How to Play Baseball" and "Pluto and the Gopher," and BLAMS! (repurposed cartoons) #7: "Golf," #8: "Cooking" and #9: "Glider." $19.99. Extras: Mash-up music video of crazy cartoon clips remixed to the hit song, "I Gotta Feeling" from the Black Eyed Peas. (Disney).
Have a Laugh Volume 4
Restored short "Mickey Down Under," edited shorts "Hawaiian Holiday," "Horn," "How to Swim" and "Pluto's Surprise Package," and BLAMS! (repurposed cartoons) #10: "Beach," #11: "Fox Hunt" and #12: "Hockey." $19.99. Extras: Mash-up music video of crazy cartoon clips remixed to the hit song "Play My Music" from "Camp Rock." (Disney).
Haven: The Complete First Season
(2010) Four-disc set with 13 episodes, $44.98. Extras: "Welcome to Haven," "VFX of Haven" and "Mythology of Haven,", audio commentary on select episodes, podcasts with cast and crew. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Entertainment One).
(1985) Four unnamed people who look and sound a lot like Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio and Joseph McCarthy converge in one New York City hotel room for this compelling, visually inventive adaptation of Terry Johnson's play, from director Nicolas Roeg. With a combination of whimsy and dread, Roeg creates a fun-house-mirror picture of Cold War America that questions the nature of celebrity and plays on a society's simmering nuclear fears. "Insignificance" is a delirious, intelligent drama, featuring magnetic performances by Michael Emil as "the professor," Theresa Russell as "the actress," Gary Busey as "the ballplayer" and Tony Curtis as "the senator." Newly restored digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Nicolas Roeg and producer Jeremy Thomas, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition. Extras: New video interviews with Roeg, Thomas, and editor Tony Lawson; "Making Insignificance," a short documentary shot on the set of the film; booklet featuring an essay by film critic Chuck Stephens and a reprinted exchange between Roeg and screenwriter Terry Johnson. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (The Criterion Collection).
(2011) More unrated and uncensored escapades by the Jackass crew. Extras: "Jackass: The Beginning," deleted scenes, outtakes, Jackass European tour. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Paramount).
Kill the Irishman
(2011) Ray Stevenson, Val Kilmer, Christopher Walken, Vincent D'Onofrio. Action-packed story about the rise and fall of real-life Irish-American mobster Danny Greene, who started out with the Italian Mafia then went on to create his own gangster empire, along the way surviving countless assassination attempts. Extras: Hour-long documentary, "Danny Greene: The Rise and Fall of the Irishman," featuring never-before-seen crime scene footage; interviews with the FBI agents and mobsters who worked with Danny Greene; interviews with family and friends. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Anchor Bay Entertainment).
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
(2010 -- Hong Kong) Donnie Yen, Shu Qi. A masked warrior tries to subvert the Japanese invasion of China just before World War II. Extras: Making-of featurettes, talent interviews. Also available on Blu-ray Disc.
The Makioka Sisters
(1983) This lyrical adaptation of the beloved Japanese novel by Junichiro Tanizaki was a late-career triumph for world-class director Kon Ichikawa. Revolving around the changing of the seasons, "The Makioka Sisters (Sasame-yuki)" follows the lives of four sisters who have taken on their family's kimono manufacturing business, over the course of a number of years leading up to the Pacific War. The two oldest have been married for some time, but according to tradition, the rebellious youngest sister cannot wed until the third, conservative and terribly shy, finds a husband. This graceful study of a family at a turning point in history is a poignant evocation of changing times and fading customs, shot in rich, vivid colors. New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition. Extras: Booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Audie Bock.Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (The Criterion Collection).
Marvel Knights Animation: Spider-Woman -- Agent of S.W.O.R.D.
(2011) Ripped from the pages of "Secret Invasion" and "New Avengers," this animated feature follows the new adventures of Jessica Drew as she rediscovers her life in a world she did not make. Seeking revenge against those who destroyed her life, Jessica Drew must rise to become Spider-Woman again, even if it means her ultimate demise. Extras: Visual history of Spider-Woman, music video. (Shout! Factory).
Midnight Movie: The Killer Cut
(2008) Rebekah Brandes, Brea Grant, Daniel Bonjour, Greg Cirulnick. Reworked version of the cult film, with new sequences and effects. A midnight showing of an early 1970's horror movie turns to chaos when the Killer from the movie comes out of the film to attack those in the theater. Read more about "Midnight Movie."Extras: Commentary by writer-director Jack Messitt, "Destroying the Illusion" behind-the-scenes featurette, deleted scenes, storyboard comparisons, cast, crew and VFX featurettes. (Bigfoot Entertainment).
(2010) Rashida Jones, Chris Messina, Meital Doha. Increasingly anxious about his impending marriage to Nat (Rashida Jones) and thoroughly bored with his day job as a wedding photographer, Theo (Chris Messina) establishes a hobby: He's hired by clients to clandestinely snap voyeuristic photos of them as they go about their days. Things go smoothly until a sexy exhibitionist (Meital Dohan) leads him into an all-consuming obsession. As Theo stalks her day and night, the woman's mysterious public trysts send him reeling, forcing him to confront uncomfortable truths about his sex life at home. Extras: Behind-the-scenes footage and outtakes, deleted scenes, essay by film critic Amy Taubin, music video "You Don't Know (Nat's Song)" by Rashida Jones with Bummer and Lazarus. (Oscilloscope Laboratories).
(2010) Cordell Moore, Essence Atkins, Denise Boutte, Lamman Rucker. A wealthy businessman who needs to control every aspect of his life, including his relationships with both his new and ex girlfriend, finds himself ensnared in a web of revenge and murder. <strong>Extras: "Inside N-Secure." Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Fox).
Red Riding Hood
(2011) Dir.: Catherine Hardwicke; Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Lukas Haas, Shiloh Fernandez, Max Irons, Billy Burke, Virginia Madsen, Julie Christie. Read more about "Red Riding Hood" in the June Calendar.Also available as a Blu-ray Combo Pack, which includes an extended cut and an alternate ending. (Warner).
(2011) First in a new series of "Happiness Is ... Peanuts" DVDs.
Includes the TV special "Snoopy's Getting Married, Charlie Brown"
plus an episode of "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show"; $14.97.
When They Were Young
(2011) Documentary takes a look at rare high school and youth basketball footage of NBA superstars such as Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Shaquille O'Neal, Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan, as well as up-and-comers LeBron James, Dwight Howard and Carmelo Anthon. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Image Entertainment).
Yo Gabba Gabba!: Circus
(2011) Muno, Foofa, Brobee, Toodee and Plex star in four episodes: "Circus," "Treasure Hunt," "Flying" and "Fun"; $16.99. (Nickelodeon/Paramount).
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The Adjustment Bureau
(2011) Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Terence Stamp, Anthony Mackie, John Slattery.
Read more about "The Adjustment Bureau" in the June Calendar.Available as a Blu-ray Combo (Blu-ray plus DVD) and as a DVD single.Extras: Deleted and extended scenes, "Leaping Through New York," "Destined to Be" featurette, "Becoming Elise" featurette, commentary by director George Nolfi. Blu-ray adds "The Labyrinth of Doors: Interactive Map of New York" that allows viewers to use the Adjustment Bureau's network of portals to leap from location to location, trigger a short video in each place with a look behind the scenes or a scene from the film. (Universal).
Anti-Nazi Classics: Four Films About Nazi Germany
Four-disc set: "The Murderers Are Among Us" (1946): Using a film noir style infused with expressionism and a documentary-like point of view, this feature, the first produced in post-war Germany, follows a man and a woman returning to war-torn Berlin; "I Was Nineteen" 1968): This gritty, realistic film, based on director Konrad Wolf's actual experiences, follows a young Soviet soldier of German descent who returns to his homeland as part of the victorious Soviet Army; "The Gleiwitz Case" (1961): To justify invading Poland, the Nazi high command hatches a secret plan: six Polish men from an SS training camp are sent on a special mission to the town of Gleiwitz, to fake a Polish raid on Germany; "Naked Among Wolves" (1963): Starring Oscar Nominee Armin Mueller-Stahl and based on true events related by Buchenwald survivor Bruno Apitz, this was the first German film about life and death in a concentration camp. (First Run Features).
(2010 -- Germany) Miriam Mayet, Lana Cooper, Matthias Faust, Laura Tonke, Arno Frisch, Moritz Ross. Director Nina Bader wants to shoot a film about love and sex and invites her actor-friends Hans and Marie for screen tests for a couple of days. For Nina love is not necessarily a matter of emotion - she is rather looking for an authentic depiction of sex. The intimate collaboration turns into experiments with film, love and bodies and finally has an impact on the private relationships between the three of them. It seems that the boundaries between acting and reality begin to disappear. (Strand Releasing)
Bending All the Rules
(2002) Colleen Porch, David Gail, Bradley Cooper. A serial dater, who always puts her love life behind her career, finally lands her lifetime dream -- her own photography exhibition -- but things get complicated when she finds herself being romantically pursued by two men. (Lionsgate).
The Best of I Love Lucy
Includes 14 of the funniest and most recognizable episodes, $19.99. (CBS Home Entertainment/Paramount).
Big Time Rush: Season One, Volume Two
(2010) Two-disc set with the last seven episodes of the season, $19.99. (Nickelodeon/Paramount).
(2011) Ed Helms, John C. Reilly, Anne Heche, Sigourney Weaver, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Stephen Root, Kurtwood Smith, Alia Shawkat, Rob Corddry. Read more about "Cedar Rapids" in the June Calendar.Extras: Deleted scenes, gag reel, "Mike O'Malley: Urban Clogger," "Tweaking in the USA," "Wedding Belles: Crashing a Lesbian Wedding," "Top Notch Commercial." Also available on Blu-ray Disc, which adds "Convention Connection" featurette, "Fox Movie Channel Presents: Direct Effect Miguel Arteta," "Ed Helms Mad Chopper Skills," digital copy. (Fox).
(2011) Uma Thurman, Lee Pace, Michael Angarano, Rebecca Mader, Reece Thompson.
Read more about "Ceremony" in the June Calendar.Extras: Deleted scenes, extended scenes, outtakes, behind-the-scenes footage, "Max Winkler Makes Ceremony," "Making of Ceremony," more. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
The Closer: The Complete Sixth Season
(2010-11) Three-disc set with 15 episodes, $39.98. Extras: "Police Files: Unaired Scenes," "Kyra Sedgwick Opens Up About The Closer," "Script to Screen: Making Episode 3: In Custody," gag reel. (Warner).
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
(2011) Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Peyton List, Devon Bostick, Rachael Harris, Steve Zahn.
Read more about "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules" in the June Calendar. Available on single-disc DVD, two-disc DVD, and three-disc Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo Pack. Extras: Commentary, two "My Summer Vacation" shorts; Blu-ray adds four more "My Summer Vacation" shorts, six deleted scenes, gag reel; Combo Pack adds more shorts, more deleted scenes and an alternate ending. (Fox).
Don't Go Breaking My Heart
(1999) Anthony Edwards, Charles Dance. A man hypnotizes the woman he loves to fall for him but she fixates on the wrong man. (Curb Entertainment).
(2011) Channing Tatum, Denis O'Hare, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland. Theatrical and unrated versions. Read more about "The Eagle" in the June Calendar.Extras: Alternate ending, deleted scenes, "The Eagle: The Making of a Roman Epic," commentary by director Kevin MacDonald. Also available on Blu-ray Disc, which adds an unrated version of the film. (Universal)
Eclipse Series 27: Raffaello Matarazzo's Runaway Melodramas
In the late 1940s and early 1950s, film critics, international festivalgoers, and other studious viewers were swept up by the tide of Italian neorealism. Meanwhile, mainstream Italian audiences were indulging in a different kind of cinema experience: The sensational, extravagant melodramas of superstar director Raffaello Matarazzo. These galvanic hits about splintered lovers and broken homes, all written by Aldo De Benedetti and starring mustached matinee idol Amedeo Nazzari and icon of feminine purity Yvonne Sanson, luxuriate in delirious plot twists and overheated religious symbolism. Four of them, each more unbridled and entertaining than the last, are collected here, chronicles of men and women on winding roads to redemption: "Chains" (1949), "Tormento" (1950), "Nobody's Children" (1952) and "The White Angel" (1955). $59.95. (The Criterion Collection).
(2006) Renee Humphrey, Boyd Kestner, Tanner Richie. A small-time crook on the run takes a ride with a father and his 10-year-old son, a ride that puts her into jeopardy. (Curb Entertainment).
(2010) Josh Radnor, Malin Akerman, Kate Mara. A group of twentysomething New Yorkers struggle to figure out themselves, their lives and their loves. Extras: Commentary by producer-writer-director-actor Josh Radnor and producer Jesse Hara, "happythankyoumoremusicplease" featuring singer-songwriter Jaymay, deleted scenes. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Anchor Bay).
(1997) Jeremy Piven, Sherilyn Fenn. A tour bus driver convinces a beautiful starlet that he's an important screenwriter, then has to live the lie. (Curb Entertainment).
Kiss Me Deadly
(1955) In this atomic adaptation of Mickey Spillane's novel, directed by Robert Aldrich, the good manners of the 1950s are blown to smithereens. Ralph Meeker stars as snarling private dick Mike Hammer, whose decision one dark, lonely night to pick up a hitchhiking woman sends him down some terrifying byways. Brazen and bleak, "Kiss Me Deadly" is a film noir masterpiece as well as an essential piece of cold war paranoia, and it features as nervy an ending as has ever been seen in American cinema. New high-definition restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition. Extras: Commentary by film noir specialists Alain Silver and James Ursini; new video tribute from director Alex Cox; excerpts from "The Long Haul of A. I. Bezzerides," a 2005 documentary on the "Kiss Me Deadly" screenwriter; excerpts from "Mike Hammer's Mickey Spillane," a 1998 documentary on the author whose book inspired the film; a look at the film's locations; altered ending; booklet featuring an essay by critic J. Hoberman and a 1955 reprint by director Robert Aldrich. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (The Criterion Collection).
Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders
(2009) Bosnia. Rwanda. Kosovo. Sierra Leone. Pakistan. Just a few of the world's humanitarian and political crises in the past years. Whether the result of war or nature, these disasters devastate populations and cripple health systems. Despite the immense dangers and difficulties of the work, one organization, Doctors Without Borders, has continuously intervened at these frontlines of overwhelming human need. Set in war-torn Congo and Liberia, "Living in Emergency" interweaves the stories of four volunteers with Doctors Without Borders as they struggle to provide emergency medical care under the most extreme conditions. (First Run features).
Louie Season 1
(2010) DVD/Blu-ray combo with 13 episodes, $39.99. Extras: Deleted scenes, unaired and unrated comedy sketches, commentary. (Fox).
Marple: The Pale Horse
(2011) Premiering on PBS Masterpiece Mystery! on July 10th, ITV Studios' new adaptation finds Julia McKenzie ("Cranford") as the beloved spinster sleuth, taking on a spooky murder case at an inn run by three modern-day witches. Two-disc set. Extras: Bonus disc with full-length, 1996 "Pale Horse" adaptation without Marple and co-starring Jean Marsh ("Upstairs, Downstairs"). $29.99. (Acorn Media).
Medium: The Final Season
(2010-11) Four-disc set with 13 episodes, $42.99. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurettes. (CBS Home Entertainment/Paramount).
Mega Python vs. Gatoroid
(2011) Debbie Gibson, Tiffany. It's a python vs. genetically enlarged alligators in the Everglades in this Syfy Channel thriller. (Image Entertainment).
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gunslinger
1956 low-budget Western gets the MST3000 treatment. (Shout! Factory).
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hamlet
The 1961 German TV movie starring Maximilian Schell gets the MST3000 treatment. (Shout! Factory).
Nickelodeon Favorites: Big Box of Play Dates, Vol. 2
Three-disc set with "We Love Our Friends," "Sisters and Brothers" and "Summer Vacation" DVDs. Seven hours of entertainment with episodes featuring Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go! The Wonder Pets! Blue's Clues and Yo Gabba. $36.99. Extras: Team Umizoomi Music videos. (Nickelodeon/Paramount).
Nickelodeon Favorites: Summer Vacation
(2011) Six summer-themed episodes from six pre-schooler favorite shows: "Dora the Explorer: Baby Crab," "Go, Diego, Go!: Panchita the Prairie Dog," "The Wonder Pets!: Save the Hermit Crab!/Save the Dolphin," "Blue's Clues: Blue's Big Car Trip," "Yo Gabba Gabba!: Summer" and "Ni Hao, Kai-lan: The Hula Duck Dance Party." $16.99.
(2009) In this shocking and hilarious documentary, filmmaker Liz Canner takes a job editing erotic videos to be used for a drug trial sponsored by a pharmaceutical company that is developing an orgasm cream for women. The experience launches Canner on a nine-year odyssey as she follows the companies that are racing to be the first to win FDA approval for a product to cure a new condition -- "female sexual dysfunction." The potential prize: billions of dollars in profits. (First Run Features).
(2010) Mayra Leal, Sarah Prikryl, Craig Welbacher, Matt Lusk. In order to afford their dream house, newlyweds Jen and Mitch McKenzie ask their best friend Danny to move in with them. The plan works beautifully until Danny brings home Blair, a stunning temptress who decides she likes what the young couple has and never wants to leave. (Maya Entertainment).
Rocko's Modern Life: Season One
(1993) Two-disc set with 13 episodes of the wacky Australian wallaby and his pals, $19.93. A favorite with viewers and critics alike, "Rocko's Modern Life" debuted in 1993 and, over the course of its four-season run on Nickelodeon, garnered a Daytime Emmy Award and an Environmental Media Award. Brimming with anthropomorphic social satire and offbeat humor, "Rocko's Modern Life" follows the misadventures of an Australian wallaby named Rocko, who encounters various dilemmas and situations regarding otherwise mundane aspects of life. His best friend, Heffer, is a fat and enthusiastic cow, while his other friend, Filburt, is an easily upset turtle who often feels uncomfortable or disturbed. Ed Bighead lives next door to Rocko and detests him. These folks live in a bizarre district known as O-Town, and most of the episodes revolve around Rocko trying to cope with the absurdities and dilemmas he encounters in life. (Shout! Factory).
Roger Corman's Cult Classics: The Women in Cages Collection
Three films in new anamorphic widescreen film transfers. "The Bird Cage"
Inside the hellish women's prison called The Big Bird Cage, inmates like Terry (Anitra Ford) struggle to survive. They get their chance to escape when scheming revolutionary Blossom (Pam Grier) engineers a prison break ... from the outside in. Also starring Carol Speed (Abby). Directed by Jack Hill. "Big Doll House" Pam Grier joins a group of sexy, young female prisoners in their struggle against a sadistic warden. This shockingly real film is perhaps one of the most influential of all women-in-prison films. Also starring Judy Brown, Roberta Collins and Sid Haig. Directed by Jack Hill. "Women in Cages"
Innocent Carol Jeffries (Jennifer Gan) is framed by her drug-dealing boyfriend and ends up in a tough prison in the Philippines jungle in Women In Cages. She must face off against the sadistic warden, Alabama (Pam Grier), who takes great pleasure in alternately seducing and torturing her prisoners. Also starring Judy Brown and Roberta Collins. Directed by Gerry De Leon. Also available on Blu-ray Disc on Aug. 23. (Shout! Factory).
(2011) Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones, Aidan Quinn, Bruno Ganz, Frank Langella. Read more about "Unknown" in the June Calendar.Extras: "Unknown: What Is Known?" featurette. Also available as a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, which adds the featurette "Liam Neeson: Known Action Hero."(Warner).
The Wild West Collection
Two memorable classic films starring football great Jim Brown, "Rio Conchos," a film by Gordon Douglas and "Take a Hard Ride," a film by Antonio Margheriti. "Rio Conchos" (1964): In avenging himself against the Apache Indians who have massacred his family, ex-Confederate Army officer Lassiter (Richard Boone) recovers a stolen U.S. Army repeating rifle and finds himself arrested by the U.S. Army in connection with the stolen firearm. Lassiter is offered his freedom if he leads a small group into Mexico, consisting of an Army captain (Stuart Whitman), a Buffalo Soldier sergeant (Jim Brown, in his film debut), a knife-wielding Mexican prisoner (Tony Franciosa) and an Apache woman warrior. After blasting their way through bandits and Apaches, they discover a megalomaniacal Confederate soldier (Edmond O'Brien) selling guns to the Apaches. "Take a Hard Ride" (1975): Take a tough-as-nails trail boss (Jim Brown), a smooth gambler (Fred Williamson), a ruthless bounty hunter (Lee Van Cleef), a mute martial arts master (Jim Kelly), a desperate prostitute (Catherine Spaak) and hundreds of greed-crazed gunmen. Turn them all loose in a chase to the Mexican border for a fortune in gold, and you have the action-packed epic "Take a Hard Ride." Hollywood legends Dana Andrews, Barry Sullivan and Harry Carey Jr. co-star. (Shout! Factory).
William & Kate
(2011) Camilla Luddington, Nico Evers-Swindell. A&E telefilm about the royal couple. (A&E Home Entertainment).
You Got Served: Beat the World
(2011) Set within the high-energy world of hip-hop dance competition. As three crews put their futures on the line battling their way to the finals at the International Beat the World competition in Detroit, off-stage pressures force them to realize there may be more at stake than just being crowned the best. Extras: "3RUN: The Crew Behind the Moves." Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).
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Ancient Aliens: The Complete Season Two
(2010) Three-disc set with 13 episodes, $29.95. Extras: Behind-the-scenes footage. (A&E Home Entertainment).
(2010) Paul Giamatti, Dustin Hoffman, Rosamund Pike, Minnie Driver, Rachelle Lefevre, Scott Speedman. Read more about "Barney's Version" in the June Calendar.Available as a Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack with commentary by director Richard J. Lewis, writer Michael Konyves and producer Robert Lantos; 92nd Street Y Q&A with Paul Giamatti and Annette Insdorf; three featurettes: "Mordecai Richler: Barney's Version," "On the Red Carpet" and "Behind the Scenes of Barney's Version." (Sony).
(2011) Vanessa Hudgens, Alex Pettyfer, Mary-Kate Olsen, Peter Krause Neil Patrick Harris.
Read more about "Beastly" in the June Calendar.Extras: Deleted scenes, alternate ending, "Be Mine" music video by Kristina and the Dolls, "A Classic Tale Retold: The Story of Beastly" featurette, "Creating the Perfect Beast" featurette. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).
Beneath Hill 60
(2010 -- Australia) Brendan Cowell, Harrison Gilbertson, Steve Le Marquand, Gyton Grantley. While blood and carnage rage on the surface during World War I, a deadly game of cat-and-mouse is being played out thirty meters below the trenches as a small, secret platoon of Australian "tunnellers" prepare to ignite the largest stockpile of explosives ever collected in one place to change the course of the War. (Entertainment One).
Billy the Exterminator: The Complete Season Three
(2010) Three-disc set with 17 episodes, $19.95. Extras: Behind-the-scenes footage. (A&E Home Entertainment).
(1975) Louis Malle meets Lewis Carroll in this bizarre and bewitching trip down the rabbit hole. After skirting the horrors of an unidentified war being waged in an anonymous countryside, a beautiful young woman (Cathryn Harrison) takes refuge in a remote farmhouse, where she becomes embroiled in the surreal domestic Odyssey of a mysterious family. Evocatively shot by cinematographer Sven Nykvist, "Black Moon" is a Freudian tale of adolescent sexuality set in a postapocalyptic world of shifting identities and talking animals. It is one of Malle's most experimental films and a cinematic daydream like no other. New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition. Extras: Archival interview with director Louis Malle, gallery of behind-the-scenes photos, alternate French-dubbed soundtrack, new essay by film scholar Ginette Vincendeau. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (The Criterion Collection).
(2010) Kris Kristofferson, Val Kilmer, Hilary Duff, Reece Thompson, Dwight Yoakam, Frances Conroy. A wanderer returns home to Tennessee after 20 years to find the wife he walked out on withered and faded and his three sons grown and angry. Only the old man's grandson treats him with the respect his age commands, and sees past all the hatred to realize the way it can poison a man's soul. (Sony).
(1969) Daniele Gaubert, Nino Castelnuovo, Eleonora Rossi Drago. From director Radley Metzger, the essential director of elegant erotic arthouse, comes this erotic version of Alexandre Dumas' "The Lady of the Camellias." A child of the sixties sexual revolution, addicted to sex and money and kept by a wealthy man, falls in love with the handsome bachelor Armand, triggering a tragic turn of events. Extended version, new restored high-definition transfer. Extras: "On the Set of Camille 2000," "Restoration of Camille 2000," "Syviane's Bare Striptease," "Cube Love Scene," commentary. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (CAV Distributing).
Deliver Us From Evil
(2009 -- Denmark) Lasse Rimmer, Mogens Pedersen, Jens Andersen, Bojan Navojec. Lars and Johannes are brothers with very little in common. Johannes is a high-powered lawyer with a beautiful wife and two children; Lars is a truck driver and a drunken brute who beats his girlfriend. Having returned to his hometown in the country, Johannes hopes for a less hectic, more genuine lifestyle. But trouble is underfoot when Lars runs over a woman in a moment of inattention and he sees only one way out: put the blame on the Bosnian refugee Alain, whose post-traumatic stress has impaired his mental functions. But when Lars, the God-fearing husband of the victim, and their friends close in on the Bosnian, Johannes stands up for the hard-working man and brings him home with him. Undeterred, the violent, drunken horde makes their way to Johannes´ secluded house, in which Johannes, his wife, his children and Alain all fear for their lives. And when words no longer suffice to contain the madness, an unfathomable series of events unwinds. An award-winning film by Ole Bornedal, director of "Nightwatch." (Entertainment One).
Dog The Bounty Hunter: This Family Means Business
A single disc special collection of adrenaline-fueled episodes to celebrate the series 200th episode, $19.95. (A&E Home Entertainment).
(2010) First-person documentary about a law-abiding man who discovers he is being watched all the time. How much do the government and private corporations know about you? How much can they find out? In order to discover how much privacy he has left, British actor-filmmaker David Bond sets out to disappear from his own life by hopping around random European locations in the U.K. and the continent. Leaving behind his pregnant wife, Katie, and their young daughter, as well as the conveniences of modern life, Bond tries to go completely underground. But with a pair of topnotch private detectives (that he hired) on his trail using all the information that the surveillance society has made available, Bond finds his task far trickier than he imagined. He learns, among other disturbing things, that every phone call he has made, every bill he has paid and every website he has visited provide vital information to someone determined to find him. $24.98 (FilmBuff/MPI Media Group)
Good Night Gorilla ... and More Wacky Animal Adventures
(2011) Three-disc set includes the wacky animal adventure "Good Night Gorilla," the classic family favorite "Danny and the Dinosaur," the hilarious tale of "The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash" and a baker's dozen more stories, $24.95. (Scholastic Storybook Treasures).
I'm Dirty! & I Stink!: The Kate And Jim Mcmullan Collection
(2011) The two-disc set includes the two title stories by best-selling authors Kate and Jim McMullan, plus 10 more terrific tales about trucks and trash and boats and bikes. $19.95. (Scholastic Storybook Treasures).
(2010) Elika Portnoy, McCaleb Burnett, Carlos Leon, Ashley Wolfe, Avery Sommers, Beth Glover, Steve DuMouchel. An American couple and a foreign couple test the limits of friendship and love when they switch partners and get married for green cards in this flirty romantic comedy. (Lionsgate).
Law & Order: Criminal Intent -- The Sixth Year
(2006-07) Five-disc set with 22 episodes. (Universal).
(2010) Josh Hopkins, Samantha Mathis, Mary Beth Hurt, Rachel Kitson. A young man leaves Philadelphia to bury his recently deceased father in small-town Lebanon and forms an unexpected friendship with his bright, newly pregnant 17-year-old cousin. As he becomes interested in her married teacher and his cousin confronts her conflicted father, they struggle with decisions about the future paths their lives will take. (Monarch Home Video).
Max Manus: Man of War
(2008 -- Norway) Aksel Hennie, Agnes Kittelsen, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Ken Duken, Christian Rubeck. Recounts the true saga of young Norwegian soldier Max Manus, a pioneer of Norway's resistance movement and one of the most brilliant saboteurs of World War II, whose aggressive sinking and damaging of German ships of war has become legend. Extras: "Film and Reality," a 45-minute documentary including behind the scenes footage; interview snippets with the directors, cast, and crew; archive interview footage of Manus and daughter. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Music Box Films).
Michael Flatley: Lord of the Dance
(2010) Filmed at sold-out shows in Dublin and London in late 2010. The film was shot in full stereoscopic 3D on 40 state-of-the-art cameras, and stars, for the first time since 1998, the show's creator and Irish dance legend, Michael Flatley. Having toured with multiple troupes every year since 1996, including a performance at the Oscars and recurring residencies in Las Vegas, Lord of the Dance has been seen so far by more than 13 million people worldwide. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Entertainment One).
People on Sunday
(1930) "People on Sunday (Menschen am Sonntag)" represents an astonishing confluence of talent -- an early collaboration by a group of German filmmakers who would all go on to become major Hollywood players, including eventual noir masters Robert Siodmak and Edgar G. Ulmer and future Oscar winners Billy Wilder and Fred Zinneman. This effervescent, sunlit silent film, about a handful of city dwellers enjoying a weekend outing (a charming cast of nonprofessionals), offers a rare glimpse of Weimar-era Berlin. A unique hybrid of documentary and fictional storytelling, "People on Sunday" was both an experiment and a mainstream hit that would influence generations of film artists around the world. New high-definition digital restoration, created in collaboration with the Filmmuseum Amsterdam. Extras: Two scores: a silent-era-style score by the Mont Alto Orchestra and a modern composition by Elena Kats-Chernin, performed by the Czech Film Orchestre, both presented as uncompressed stereo soundtracks on the Blu-ray edition; "Weekend am Wannsee," Gerald Koll's 2000 documentary about the film, featuring an interview with star Brigitte Borchert; "Ins Blaue Hinein," a 36-minute short from 1931 by "People on Sunday" cinematographer Eugen Schüfftan; booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Noah Isenberg and reprints by scriptwriter Billy Wilder and director Robert Siodmak. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (The Criterion Collection).
The Perfect Man
(2011) Malika Blessing, Maya Gilbert, Christian Keyes, Jazsmin Lewis, Elise Neal. A group of close-knit girlfriends stumble upon a book that each believes will help her to recreate her boyfriend into the "perfect man." (Entertainment One).
Rizzoli & Isles: The Complete First Season
(2010) Three-disc set with 10 episodes, $39.99. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurettes, unaired scenes, gag reel. (Warner).
Season of the Witch
(2010) Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Claire Foy, Stephen Campbell Moore, Stephen Graham, Stephen Graham, Robert Sheehan. Read more about "Season of the Witch" in the June Calendar.Extras: Alternate ending, deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes, commentaries. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Fox).
(2011) Dir.: Zack Snyder; Stars: Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Scott Glenn, Oscar Isaac, Carla Gugino, Jon Hamm. Extended cut with 18 additional minutes. Read more about "Sucker Punch" in the June Calendar.Extras: "Sucker Punch" prequel stories. Also available on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack. (Warner).
Tetsuo: The Bullet Man
(2009 -- Japan) Eric Bossick, Akiko Mono, Yuko Nakamura, Stephen Sarrazin, Tiger Charlie Gerhardt. A calm office worker whose father ran illegal experiments on human guinea pigs transforms into living metal when his only son is killed in a car accident. (IFC Entertainment).
(2010) Embeth Davidtz, Edie Falco, Elias Koteas, Rachel Resheff, Kathryn Erbe. Story of three residents of the same town over the course of one seemingly perfect autumn day. The film looks past familiar suburban exteriors and instead peers deeply into the private lives of its characters as they embark on tiny, personal journeys that eventually carry them vast distances from everything that is familiar. A businessman (Elias Koteas) with marital troubles gets "lost" on a business trip without ever leaving town. A little girl (Rachel Resheff) steals her mother's jewelry in the morning and finds herself faced with frightening, adult decisions by late afternoon. A well-meaning housewife (Edie Falco) offers her celebrity neighbor (Embeth Davidtz) a lift and the trip detours into unsettling territory. (Screen Media).
Timmy Time: Picture Day
(2011) Created by Academy Award winning animator Nick Park ("Wallace & Gromit," "Shaun the Sheep"), these five charming children's tales about a sheep and his animal pals offer life lessons designed for little ones. $14.98.(HIT Entertainment/Lionsgate).
Warehouse 13: Season Two
(2010) Three-disc set with 13 episodes, $49.98. (Universal).
The Warrior's Way
(2010) Jang Dong Gun, Geoffrey Rush, Kate Bosworth, Danny Huston. A warrior-assassin is forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands after refusing a mission. Extras: Deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes footage. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Fox)
(2009) Edward Hogg, Carrie Fisher. Deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia, where every man owns a gun and a moonshine still, abides living legend Jesco White, "the dancing outlaw." As a boy Jesco was in and out of reform school and the insane asylum, so to keep him out of trouble his daddy D-Ray taught him the art of mountain dancing, a frenzied version of tap dancing to wild country banjo music. After his father's death, crazy Jesco dons his father's tap shoes and takes his show on the road. (IFC Entertainment).
(2009) Rumer Willis, Tania Raymonde, Kristin Cavallari. Three high school seniors are shocked to discover their names in a legendary book that pairs the school's virgins with football players. Outraged, the girls form a pact to maintain their virginity and get even with the boys. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Image Entertainment).
Zazie Dans le Metro
(1960) A brash and precocious 11-year-old (Catherine Demongeot) comes to Paris for a whirlwind weekend with her rakish uncle (Philippe Noiret); he and the viewer get more than they bargained for in this anarchic comedy from Louis Malle, which treats the City of Light as though it were a pleasure island just waiting to be destroyed. Based on a popular novel by Raymond Queneau that had been considered unadaptable, Malle's audacious hit is a bit of stream-of-conscious slapstick, wall-to-wall with visual gags, editing tricks and effects, and made with flair on the cusp of the French New Wave. New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition. Extras: Archival interviews with director Louis Malle, novelist Raymond Queneau, and the young actress Catherine Demongeot; "Le Paris de Zazie," an interview with assistant director Philippe Collin; new essay by film scholar Ginette Vincendeau. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (The Criterion Collection).
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