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The Abbott and Costello Show: The Complete First Season (1952) Four-disc set with 26 episodes, $39.98. Formats: DVD. (Entertainment One).
Adventure Time: Jake vs. Me-Mow (2012) Single-disc compilation featuring 16 episodes -- from the series' first four seasons --that follow the adventures of Finn the Human and his best friend, Jake the shape-shifting dog, as they travel across the Land of Ooo and encounter its unique inhabitants. Bundled with Finn's iconic bear-hat. Formats: DVD, $24.98. Extras: Land of Ooo character gallery. (Cartoon Network).
After Dusk They Come (aka The Forgotten Ones) (2009) Marc Bacher, Justin Baldoni, Nikki Griffin, Kellan Lutz, Jewel Staite. An unknown, cannibalistic beast stalks a group of shipwreck survivors on an uncharted island, picking them off one-by-one. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Making-of featurette. (Lionsgate).
Annie BLU-RAY DEBUT (1982) Dir.: John Huston; Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Aileen Quinn, Bernadette Peters, Ann Reinking, Tim Curry. 30th anniversary edition. Extras: "Sing-Along With Annie!" to the songs from the film, "My Hollywood Adventure With Aileen Quinn" featurette, musical performance of "It's the Hard-Knock Life" by Play, original trailers and TV spots. (Sony).

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Beatles Stories (2012) October 5, 2012, marks the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles' first single, Love Me Do, launching the foursome's stellar career. Five decades later, The Beatles are still captivating audiences everywhere and are considered the most influential musicians photoof all time. Along with their musical legacy, The Beatles left behind personal stories with those lucky people who were able to share a moment with them. This documentary captures cherished stories from famous fans -- and the not so famous -- from around the world, about their unique encounters with the fab four. Over a period of eight years, director-producer Seth Swirsky traveled around the world filming an exceptional array of people who wanted to share their stories. Sometimes the stories even found him. He found stories in unexpected places, getting Beatles' intimates to open up -- neighbors, tour mates, business associates, and even former girlfriends -- telling stories never heard before. Some of the featured storytellers include: Ben Kingsley, Smokey Robinson, Brian Wilson, Henry Winkler, Jon Voight, Art Garfunkel, Davy Jones, Graham Nash and dozens of others. Formats: DVD. Extras: Commentary, additional interviews as well as an extended interview with Norman "Hurricane" Smith (The Beatles' first recording engineer). (Cinema Libre).
Bonanza: The Official Fourth Season (1962-63) Nine-disc set with 34 episodes $58.98. Each volume sold separately: Volume 1, five discs, $5.98; Volume 2, four discs, $45.98. Formats: DVD. (CBS/Paramount).
Breast Cancer: The Path of Wellness & healing (2009) Notable breast cancer survivors join forces with America's premiere cancer doctors and wellness experts as they share wisdom, insight and their intimate stories of hope and triumph. This inspirational guide explores the entire breast cancer experience blending breakthrough science with traditional and complementary healing. It helps women navigate complex decisions about treatment and recovery with a mission to heal the whole person. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Formats: DVD, $19.98; Digital. Extras: (Lionsgate).
Chained (2011) Dir.: Jennifer Lynch; Vincent D'Onofrio, Gina Phillips, Conor Leslie, Evan Bird, Jake Weber, Julia Ormand. A psychopathic cab driver kidnaps a young boy, chaining him in his house and training him to be his unwilling protege, forcing him to clean up after each murder. As the years pass, the boy is instructed in the art of murder until, as a teenager, he is pressed to start his own homicidal spree -- or attempt to escape. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: Commentary by writer-director Jennifer Lynch and actor Vincent D'Onofrio. (Anchor Bay).
Cinderella Blu-ray Diamond Edition Collection (1950) The Disney classic comes out of the vault. Formats: Collector's six-Disc Jewelry Box Set (Cinderella Blu-ray + Cinderella 2: Dreams Come True Blu-ray/Cinderella 3: A Twist in Time on a single Blu-ray + Cinderella DVD + Cinderella 2 DVD + Cinderella 3 DVD + Cinderella Digital Copy Disc), a three-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy), a two-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD). (Disney).
The Clintons: An American Odyssey (2011) Documentary pieces together the many pivotal moments during the Clintons' sometimes controversial terms in office, from the Middle East peace movements to the Monica Lewinsky scandal that shook the nation. Captures the history, the accomplishments, and yes, the contradictions of a historic husband-and-wife political team that shows the power of what happens when two forces of nature come together in service to their country. Formats: DVD, $19.98. (Image Entertainment).
Cowgirls N' Angels (2012) Bailee Madison, Alicia Witt, Jackson Rathbone, James Cromwell. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette. (Fox).
Cyborg BLU-RAY DEBUT (1989) Jean-Claude Van Damme. (MGM).
Dark Shadows (2012) Dir.: Tim Burton; Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Bella Heathcote, Chloe Moretz, Gully McGrath, Ray Shirley. Read more about "Dark Shadows" in the October Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo Digital Download, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: TBA. (Warner).
Dora the Explorer: Dora's Royal Rescue (2012) Double-length, never-before-aired episode in which Dora comes to the aid of the famous Don Quixote, featuring the voices of Andy Garcia as Don Quixote and Placido Domingo as Malambruno. Also included is the new-to-DVD episode "Dora's Knighthood Adventure," which features the voice of Garcia as Don Quixote. Formats: DVD. $14.99. (Nickelodeon/Paramount).
4 Wedding Planners (2011) Illeana Douglas, Janel Parrish, Mia Riverton, Kimberly-Rose Wolter. Unlikely story of a three-times divorced wedding planner whose business is being run into the ground by two of her three daughters. Formats: DVD. (Osiris Entertainment).
Funkytown (2011) Patrick Huard, Justin Chatwin, Paul Doucet, Raymond Bouchard, Francois Letourneau, Genevieve Brouillette, Sophie Cadieux, Sarah Mutch. Follows the lives and loves of a disco-dancing group of eight people in Montreal in 1976 -- at the height of the dance craze. Based on true events, the film brings back the glitter, glamour and edginess of that era. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Wolfe Video).
Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (2011 -- China) Dir.: Hark Tsui; Jet Li, Xun Zhou, Kun Chen. Set three years after 1992's "Dragon Inn," innkeeper Jade has disappeared and a new inn has risen from the ashes - one that's staffed by marauders masquerading as law-abiding citizens, who hope to unearth the fabled lost city buried in the desert. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, 3D Blu-ray. (Indomina Releasing).
General Education (2012) Chris Sheffield, Maiara Walsh. Coming-of-age comedy about a young man set to go to the local university on a tennis scholarship who neglects to tell his parents one thing -- he didn't graduate. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. (Well Go USA).
Ghost Hunters: Season 7: Part 2 (2012) Four-disc set with 13 episodes, $24.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: Bonus footage. (Image Entertainment).
Happy Endings: The Complete Second Season (2011-12) Three-disc set with 21 episodes. Formats: DVD. Extras: Deleted scenes, outtakes. (Sony).
Hart of Dixie: The Complete First Season (2011-12) Five-disc set with 22 episodes. Formats: DVD,. Extras: "Straight from the Hart of Dixie" featurette, gag reel, deleted scenes. (Warner).
Headshot (2011 -- Thailand) Nopachai Chaiyanam. Existential thriller in which a disgraced cop-turned-hit man in corrupt Thailand is shot in the head during an assignment and wakes up after a three-month coma to find that he sees everything upside down, literally. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Kino Lorber).
The Hole (2009) Dir.: Joe Dante; Chris Massoglia, Haley Bennett, Nathan Gamble, Bruce Dern, Teri Polo. A pair of brothers stumble upon a mysterious hole in their basement that leads to the darkest corridors of their fears and nightmares. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD. (Big Air Studios.).
House: The Complete Series (2011) All eight seasons with 176 episodes, 16 hours of bonus features, collectible booklet. Formats: DVD. (Universal).
How I Met Your Mother: Season Seven (2011-12) Three-disc set with 24 episodes, $39.98. Formats: DVD. (Fox).
Hypothermia (2010) Michael Rooker, Blanche Baker, Greg Finley. A family returns to their favorite winter getaway for some peaceful ice fishing little suspecting that they are about to become bait for a hideous underwater creature. Formats: DVD. (Dark Sky Films).
In the Mood for Love BLU-RAY (2000) Hong Kong, 1962: Chow Mo-wan (Tony Leung Chiu-wai) and Su Li-zhen (Maggie Cheung Man-yuk) move into neighboring apartments on the same day. Their encounters are formal and polite -- until a discovery about their spouses sparks an intimate bond between them. At once delicately mannered and visually extravagant, "In the Mood for Love," directed by Wong Kar-wai, is a masterful evocation of romantic longing and fleeting moments. With its aching musical soundtrack and its exquisitely abstract cinematography by Christopher Doyle and Mark Lee Ping-bin, this film has been a major stylistic influence on the past decade of cinema, as well as a milestone in Wong's redoubtable career. In Cantonese and Shanghainese with English subtitles. High-definition digital restoration, approved by cinematographer Mark Lee Ping-bin, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack. Extras: "@ In the Mood for Love," Wong Kar-wai's documentary on the making of the film; deleted scenes; "Hua yang de nian hua" (2000), a short film by Wong; archival interview with Wong and a "cinema lesson" given by the director at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival; Toronto International Film Festival press conference from 2000, with stars Maggie Cheung Man-yuk and Tony Leung Chiu-wai; two new interviews with critic Tony Rayns, one about the film and the other about the soundtrack; trailers and TV spots; booklet featuring an essay by novelist and film critic Steve Erickson and the Liu Yi-chang story that provided thematic inspiration for the film. (The Criterion Collection).
Iron Sky (2012) Christopher Kirby, Udo Kier, Stephanie Pau, Gotz Otto, Julia Dietze. In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded destruction by fleeing to the dark side of the moon. During the following 70 years of utter secrecy, the Nazis constructed a gigantic space fortress with a massive armada of flying saucers. Their plan: travel back to Earth and re-colonize the planet. Sci-fi comedy. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Making-of featurette, behind-the-scenes footage, teasers and theatrical trailer, commentary. (Entertainment One).
It Takes a Thief: The Complete First Season (1968-69) Five-disc set with 16 episodes, $39.98. Formats: DVD. (Entertainment One).
Kidnap & Ransom Complete Series 1 & 2 (2011-12) Series revolves around master negotiator Dominic King (Trevor Eve) as he travels to exotic locales to bring kidnapping victims home, offering a captivating look inside a dangerous business; filmed on location in South Africa. Two-disc set with six episodes, $49.99. Formats: DVD. Extras: Interview with Trevor Eve, introduction by writer Michael Crompton, kidnapping statistics. (Acorn Media).
Kingdom (2007-09) Two-disc set with 12 episodes of the British series starring Stephen Fry as Peter Kingdom, a country solicitor standing up for the little guy. Formats: DVD, $34.98. (Warner).
The Lady (2012) Dir.: Luc Besson; Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis. Biodrama about "The Lady of Rangoon," Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's national heroine, who was at the core of that country's democratic movement. A story of devotion and human understanding set against a backdrop of political turmoil that continues today, based on Suu Kyi's riveting and ongoing true story. It's also a tale of love and longing between Suu Kyi and her husband, Michal Aris, played out against imprisonment, long separations and Burma's dangerously hostile regime. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Cohen Media Group).
Letting Go (2012) Jake Torem, Shirly Brener, Luca Bercovici, Greg Baker, Christopher Knight, David Foster. Challenged in love, strangled at work, and tormented at home, Joel Slater (played by the film's director-writer Torem), searches for a way to juggle all three with the help of three large, clumsy and lovable rescue dogs. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted scenes. (Osiris Entertainment).
Magic City: The Complete First Season (2012) Three-disc set with eight episodes. Formats: DVD, $44.98; Blu-ray Disc, $54.99. Extras: behind-the-scenes footage and featurettes exploring the cars, fashion, glamour, set design, music and history of Magic City. (Anchor Bay).
Martha & Friends: Holiday Collection (2011) Celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas with 10 year-old Martha Stewart and her friends as they solve holiday mishaps using their crafty skills. Animated. Includes downloadable recipes and holiday craft instructions. Formats: DVD. (Vivendi Entertainment/A Squared Entertainment).
Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey Seasons One & Two (2010-11) As excitement builds for Downton Abbey Season 3, PBS has released a limited edition set that includes Season 1 and Season 2, in special collectable gift-set packaging. The "Downton Abbey" phenomenon began in the fall of 2010 when it hit British airwaves. With an outstanding cast and excellent story penned by Academy Award-winner Julian Fellowes ("Gosford Park"), it captivated millions. Upon crossing the Atlantic, American viewers were soon hooked as well. Formats: DVD, $59.99; Blu-ray Disc, $64.99. (PBS Distribution).
New Girl: The Complete First Season (2011-12) Three-disc set, $39.98. Formats: DVD. (Fox).
Nikita: The Complete Second Season (2011-12) Five-disc set with 23 episodes. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "What If? Writing the Fate of Division" featurette, "Living the Life: Maggie Q" featurette, commentary on the Season Finale, deleted scenes, gag reek. (Warner).
90210: The Fourth Season (2011-12) Six-disc set with 24 episodes, $47.99. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Season in Review: Freshman Year," "Dressing Heads: Hair and Makeup of 90210," "Creating Beats: The Music of 90210," set tours, "I Don't Want You Anymore" music video, commentary, gag reel, deleted scenes. (CBS/Paramount).
Note to Self (2011) Christian Keyes, Brian McKnight, Letoya Luckett, Richard T. Jones, Valarie Pettiford, Clifton Powell. A handsome and popular student athlete with high expectations for his senior year in college has yet to develop a game plan for his heart -- but after he begins keeping a personal journal, he finds himself guided to the love he needs most. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Behind the scenes featurette, deleted scenes, bloopers, photo gallery, music video: "I'm Alright" by Christian Keyes. (One Village Entertainment/Image Entertainment).
Peace, Love and Misunderstanding (2012) Dir.: Bruce Beresford; Catherine Keener, Elizabeth Olsen, Jane Fonda. When a New York city lawyer's life begins to fall apart, she travels with her two teens to Woodstock to stay with her estranged flower-child mother. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (IFC Films).
People Like Us (2012) Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Pfeiffer. Read more about "People Like Us" in the October Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital Download, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary with writer-director Alex Kurtzman, Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks; commentary with Kurtzman and Michelle Pfeiffer. Blu-ray adds "Number One With a Bullet: The Story Behind People Like Us", "Taco Talk": Extended Henry's Taco scene, deleted scenes. (DreamWorks).
Pet Sematary BLU-RAY DEBUT (1989) Dale Midkiff, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby, Brad Greenquist. Extras: Commentary by director Mary Lambert, a guided tour of the frightening locations led by author Stephen King along with an exploration of the origins of the novel, an introduction to the cast and characters, and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film. (Paramount).
The Princess Bride 25th Anniversary Blu-ray (1987) Dir.: Rob Reiner; Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, Andre the Giant, Fred Savage, Robin Wright, Peter Falk, Peter Cook, Mel Smith, Carol Kane, Billy Crystal. Extras: New: "True Love: The Princess Bride Phenomenon" (Parts. 1 & 2): For 25 years, viewers have watched and loved The Princess Bride. But why does it resonate so strongly for all ages? This two-part featurette offers some answers, along with funny and touching tributes from its cast, director, writer and fans. Also includes bonus features from previous Blu-ray: Commentary by Rob Reiner, commentary by William Goldman , "As You Wish: The Story of The Princess Bride," Cary Elwes video diary, "Miraculous Makeup," "The Dread Pirate Roberts: Greatest Pirate of the Seven Seas," "Love Is Like a Storybook," "The Princess Bride The Untold Tales" featurette, "The Art of Fencing" featurette, "Fairytales and Folklore" featurette, original theatrical trailer, Easter Eggs. (Fox).
Sea Level (2011) Family animated adventure has Pup the young shark venturing out from the ocean he knows to save his family from poachers. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette, concept art, sculpture design. (Lionsgate).
Seance: The Summoning (2011) Bobby Campo, Nazneen Contractor, Chris Olivero, Devon Ogden. Four friends decide to record themselves having a seance but when they summon a demon by mistake they have to find a way to drive it out before it destroys them all. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Making-of featurette. (Lionsgate).
Singin' in the Rain 60th Anniversary Special Edition (1952) Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds. Formats: DVD. Extras: Includes four hours of bonus content including the all new documentary "Singin' in the Rain: Raining on a New Generation" featuring interviews with the cast from Glee. (Warner).
The Six Million Dollar Man: Season 2 (1974-75) Six-disc set with 22 episodes, $39.98. Formats: DVD. (Universal).
This Is Sodom (2010 -- Israel) Comedy by the "Israeli Monty Pythons," set at the dawn of monotheism, about Abraham agreeing to be recruited by God only if He saves Abraham's nephew, Lot, from the most sinful and corrupt city on Earth, Sodom, before it's destroyed. Formats: DVD. (SISU Home Entertainment).
Thomas & Sarah (1979) "Upstairs, Downstairs" spinoff starring real-life couple John Alderton and Pauline Collins as two of the series' most colorful characters: the wily chauffeur and the sassy cockney parlor maid. Two-disc set with 13 episodes, $49.99. Formats: DVD. (Acorn Media).
ThunderCats: Season 1 Book 3 Two-disc set with 10 episodes, $19.97. Formats: DVD. (Warner).
Tom & Jerry: Robin Hood and His Merry Mouse (2012) Original, animated film. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo, UltraViolet (cloud). (Warner).
Transformers Rescue Bots: Roll to the Rescue (2012) Five episodes of the new Transformers series, $14.93. Formats: DVD. Extras: The premiere episode "Family of Heroes," printable coloring sheets. (Shout! Factory).
photo Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection Blu-ray Eight-disc set with "Dracula," "Frankenstein," "The Mummy," "The Invisible Man," "Bride of Frankenstein," The Wolf Man," "Phantom of the Opera," "Creature From the Black Lagoon" (with a 3D version of the film. Includes a 48-page "House of Horror" book featuring behind-the-scenes photographs, original posters and rare correspondences. Read the complete press release. The set has a $159.98 retail price but is available for preorder now from Amazon for $111.99. (Universal).
Vexed Series 1 (2010) Two mismatched police detectives banter and bicker their way through London's toughest cases in this BBC series. Single-disc with three episodes, $29.99. Formats: DVD. (Acorn Media).
VR Troopers Season One, Volume One (1994) Three-disc set with 26 episodes, $19.93. Formats: DVD. (Shout! Factory).
We Are the Hartmans (2011) When the owner of Hartman's Rock Club (Richard Chamberlain) falls ill, his estranged family swoops into town to sell the club and collect the money. What they don't expect is a full-scale neighborhood rebellion by the eccentric musicians, drunks and drag queens that frequent the club. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Virgil Films).
Whittle -- The Jet Pioneer (2011) Fascinating documentary on Sir Frank Whittle, the aviator and engineer who invented the jet engine, told in dramatic style against the backdrop of WWII and a race against the Nazis for air superiority. Includes exclusive interviews with veteran test pilot Captain Eric Brown and German jet pioneer Hans von Ohain. Their accounts are mixed with fantastic wartime color archive images of Whittle's first jet planes and more in a powerful and inspiring story filled with dramatic elements. Formats: DVD, $24.98. (Shelter Island ).

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The Adventures of Scooter the Penguin (2012) CG animated family-friendly feature about a unique little bird from a lost colony of penguins adopted by a family of silver penguins. Formats: DVD, $14.98. (Entertainment One).
An American Christmas Carol (1979) Henry Winkler, Dorian Harewood, Susan Hogan. Unique retelling of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" has Scrooge portrayed as Benedict Slade, a heartless finance company president in Depression-era New England. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: (Shout! Factory).
Annie Claus is Coming to Town (2011 -- TV) Santa's daughter heads to sunny Southern California, where she spreads good will and seeks a husband to replace Santa Claus. Formats: DVD. (Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment).
The Art:21 Collection: Art in the Twenty-First Century Seasons 1-6 (2012) The 24 one-hour programs present ground-breaking artists of the new century at work and speaking in their own words about how, why and what they create. Art21 travels across the nation and the world to profile some of our era's most iconic artists -- including Richard Serra, Maya Lin, Sally Mann, Martin Puryear, Jeff Koons, Ai WeiWei, Marina Abramovic, and many more. Formats: Six-disc DVD set, $79.99. (PBS Distribution).
Arthur's Perfect Christmas (2012) Join the world's most famous aardvark, 8-year-old Arthur Read, and his family and friends, for an hour-long animated special about the holidays. Formats: DVD, $9.99. (PBS Distribution).
The Barrens (2012) Stephen Moyer, Mia Kirshner, Erik Knudsen, Allie McDonald. A man takes his family on a camping trip and becomes convinced they are being stalked by the legendary monster of the New Jersey Pine Barrens: the Jersey Devil, the winged beast spawned 400 years ago by Satan himself. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD. Extras: (Anchor Bay).
Bedevilled (2010 -- South Korea) Yeong-hie Seo, Seong-won Ji, Jung-Hak Park. Death comes to a small island at the hands of a young woman who has been brutally mistreated by the residents. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette. (Well Go USA).
Big Top Scooby-Doo! (2012) New animated feature has Scooby and his pals join a circus in an attempt to investigate a series of werewolf sightings. Formats: DVD, $19.98; Blu-ray/DVD Combo,$24.98; UltraViolet (cloud). (Warner).
Bones: The Complete Seventh Season (2011-12) Four-disc set with 13 episodes, $49.98. Formats: DVD. (Fox).
Care Bears: The Original Series Collection (2012) Limited edition 30-year anniversary collectors' set. Six-disc set with 64 classic episodes and a full-length movie, $29.98. Formats: DVD. (Lionsgate).
A Cat in Paris (2012 -- France) In Paris, a cat who lives a secret life as a cat burglar's aide must come to the rescue of Zoe, the little girl he lives with, after she falls into another gangster's clutches. U.S. version voices: JB Blanc, Steve Blum, Marcia Gay Harden, Matthew Modine, Anjelica Huston. Read more about "A Cat in Paris" in the October Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "The Many Lives of a Cat" video flipbook, "Extinction of the Saber-Toothed Housecat" animated short distributed in the U.S. with the feature, original French-language version with English subtitles. (Cinedigm Entertainment Group).
The Cottage (2011) David Arquette, Kristen Dalton, Victor Brown, Ken Baumann, Morissa O'Mara, Alana O'Mara. A struggling suburban couple have no idea what they're in for when they rent out the cottage behind their house to a quiet, charming romance novelist who's not who he says he is.Formats: DVD. (Entertainment One).
The Courier (2011) Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Josie Ho, Til Schweiger, Mickey Rourke, Lily Taylor, Miguel Ferrer. A specialist carrier is hired to deliver a mysterious case to the underworld's most dangerous hit man. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: Behind-the-Scenes featurette, deleted and extended scenes. (Well Go USA).
Crazy Eyes (2012) Lukas Haas, Madeline Zima, Jake Busey. A divorced man lives the high life in Hollywood until he meets "Crazy Eyes," the one woman he can't have. Formats: DVD. (Strand Releasing).
Dead Ringer BLU-RAY DEBUT (1964) Bette Davis, Karl Malden, Peter Lawford. (Warner).
Dear Dracula (2012) Nathan Gamble, Ariel Winter, Marion Ross, Ray Liotta, Emilio Estevez. A young boy writes to Dracula for Halloween and much to his surprise a tired, out-of-touch, older Dracula shows up at his doorstep. In a modern world of hip vampires, can the young boy help Dracula get his mojo back? Formats: DVD. (ARC Entertainment).
The Denzel Washington Film Collection ("The Mighty Quinn," "Much Ado About Nothing," "Courage Under Fire," "The Siege," "Antwone Fisher," "Out of Time," "Man on Fire," "Unstoppable." Formats: DVD. (Fox).
Dial M for Murder Blu-ray 3D BLU-RAY DEBUT (1954) Dir.: Alfred Hitchcock; Grace Kelly, Ray Milland, Robert Cummings, John Wiliams. Hitchock's suspense classic was among the first films that helped Warner Bros. introduce 3D in U.S. theatres in the early '50s. Now, thanks to advanced Blu-ray technology and the efforts of Warner Bros.' Motion Picture Imaging division, Warner Home Video has restored the original 3D presentation so audiences can see the film in their homes as it was originally meant to be seen. A 2D version will also be included. Extras: Featurettes: "Hitchcock and Dial M and 3D: A Brief History," original 1954 theatrical trailer. (Warner).
Digimon: Digital Monsters -- The Official First Season (1999-2000) Eight-disc set with all 54 episodes, $79.95. The boxed set includes all four story arcs and is the official North American release licensed in partnership with Toei Animation. Formats: DVD. Extras: Thirty-six-page character guide booklet featuring the seven original characters plus Kari; gallery featuring over 40 behind-the-scenes sketches. (Flatiron Film Company).
Doctor Who: Ep. 53 -- Ambassadors Of Death Something has gone seriously wrong with Mars Probe 7. With no contact from the astronauts since the rocket started its return journey from Mars, Space Control is now extremely worried about the fate of the crew. To find out what has happened to the astronauts, the Doctor must head into space without the TARDIS. Formats: Two-disc DVD, $34.98. (BBC/Warner).
Eclipse Series 36: Three Wicked Melodramas From Gainsborough Pictures During the 1940s, realism reigned in British cinema -- ­but not at Gainsborough Pictures. The studio, which had been around since the '20s, found new success with a series of pleasurably preposterous costume melodramas. Audiences ate up these overheated films, which featured a stable of charismatic stars, including James Mason, Margaret Lockwood, Stewart Granger and Phyllis Calvert. Though its films were immensely profitable in wartime and immediately after, Gainsborough did not outlive the decade. This set brings together a trio of Gainsborough's most popular films­florid, visceral tales of secret identities, multiple personalities, and romantic betrayals. The three DVD box set includes:
  • "The Man in Grey" (1943): This tale of treachery put both the Gainsborough melodrama and actor James Mason on the map. The star-to-be plays Lord Rohan, a cruel nobleman who marries the naive and sweet-natured Clarissa (Phyllis Calvert) for the sole purpose of producing an heir; meanwhile, Clarissa's conniving best friend, Hesther (Margaret Lockwood), secretly plots against her for her own nefarious ends. "The Man in Grey," directed by Leslie Arliss, was such a box office success that Gainsborough used it as a template, launching a cycle of increasingly rococo films.
  • "Madonna of the Seven Moons" (1943): A lurid tale of sex and psychosis, "Madonna of the Seven Moons," directed by Arthur Crabtree ("Fiend Without a Face"), is among the wildest of the Gainsborough melodramas. Set in Italy, it begins as a relatively composed tale about a respectable, convent-raised woman (Phyllis Calvert) who is haunted by the memory of being raped as a teenager. When her grown daughter returns from school, her life begins to crack up in monumentally surprising ways. Stewart Granger also plays a prominent role in this sensational tale.
  • "The Wicked Lady" (1945): Margaret Lockwood devours the screen as a tightly wound 17th-century beauty with loose morals, who steals her best friend's wealthy fiance on the eve of their wedding. And that's only the beginning of this piece of pulp from director Leslie Arliss: there are no depths to which this sinful woman won't sink. James Mason co-stars, and nearly steals the movie, as a highwayman with whom our anti-heroine becomes entangled. This nasty, subversive treat was the most commercially successful of all the Gainsborough melodramas.
(The Criterion Collection).
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial BLU-RAY DEBUT (1982) Dir.: Steven Spielberg; Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, Drew Barrymore, Henry Thomas. 30th anniversary edition. Extras: "The E.T. Journals" new bonus feature retraces the day-to-day experience of creating E.T from never-before-seen, behind-the-scenes footage shot by Academy Award-winning cinematographer John Toll; "Steven Spielberg & E.T.": a new interview with Spielberg as he reflects back on the film and discusses his experience working with the actors, as well as his overall and current perspective on E.T.; two deleted scenes from 2002 version of the film; "A Look Back": A special insider's look into the making of E.T. featuring interviews with Spielberg, the cast, and others; "The E.T. Reunion": The cast and filmmaker reunite to discuss their thoughts on the impact of the film; "The Evolution and Creation of E.T."; "The Music of E.T."; "The 20th Anniversary Premiere"; Original Theatrical Trailer; Special Olympics TV spot; "Designs, Photographs and Marketing": E.T. designs by production illustrator Ed Verreaux, E.T. designs by Carlo Rambaldi; spaceship designs by Ralph McQuarrie; Designs by production illustrator Ed Verreaux; production photographs; marketing E.T. Available as a Blu-ray Combo Pack with Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy & UltraViolet. (Universal).
The Fantasia Barrino Story: Life Is Not a Fairytale (2006) Biodrama about the "American idol" winner, with Fantasia playing herself. Co-stars Loretta Devine, Kadeem Hardison, Viola Davis. Lifetime Original Movie. Formats: DVD. (A&E).
Find Me Guilty BLU-RAY DEBUT (2006) Dir.: Sidney Lumet; Vin Diesel, Alex Rocco. Extras: "A Conversation With Sidney Lumet." (MGM).
Four More Years (2010 -- Sweden) Bjorn Kjellman, Eric Ericson, Tova Magnusson-Norling. David Holst is handsome, charming and the favorite to become the next Prime Minister of Sweden. After a shocking turnaround at the polls, however, he is defeated and left on the sidelines ... where he meets and falls for Martin: charming, bright, fun-loving -- and the state secretary to the new Prime Minister of the rival party. Formats: DVD. (TLA Releasing).
The Giant Mechanical Man (2012) Chris Messina, Jenna Fischer, Topher Grace, Malin Akerman, Bob Odenkirk, Lucy Punch, Rich Sommer. An offbeat romantic comedy about two lost souls finding each other. Tim (Chris Messina) is a street performer who dresses up as a silver-painted mechanical man and whose girlfriend leaves him because he lacks motivation. Janice (Jenna Fischer), evicted from her apartment and living with her overbearing sister, is under pressure to date an egotistical self-help guru. The two meet and fall for each other when they both take jobs at the local zoo. Formats: DVD. (Tribeca Film/New Video).
Holliston: The Complete First Season (2012) Two-disc set with six extended episodes from the FEARnet original series. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentaries, deleted scenes, bloopers, behind-the-scenes, "Road to Holliston" promos, TV Special Sneak Peek. (Image Entertainment).
Ice Station Zebra BLU-RAY DEBUT (1968) Dir.: John Sturges; Rock Hudson, Ernest Borgnine, Patrick McGoohan. (Warner).
I, Robot 3D (2004) Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan. Two-disc combo pack with Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD. (Fox).
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Complete Season 7 (2011) Two-disc set with 13 episodes. Formats: DVD, $39.98; Blu-ray Disc, $49.98. (Fox).
The League: Season Three (2011) Two-disc set with 13 episodes. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Fox).
Little Shop of Horrors: The Director's Cut BLU-RAY DEBUT (1986) Dir.: Frank Oz; Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Steve Martin. Includes two hi-def versions of the cult classic: the one shown in theaters and The Director’s Cut, featuring a newly restored 20-minute ending from the director’s first cut, now in color. The footage of the original ending was previously available only in black & white in the extra content of a limited number of copies of a DVD edition released in 1998. Now, with the help of production notes from Oz and others on the film's creative team, Warner Home Video has restored and digitally remastered the ending, in color, with the elaborate special effects intact. Sound has also been rebuilt and mixed in Dolby 5.1. The theatrical version has also been re-mastered. Extras: Commentary by Oz (on the theatrical version); "Frank Oz and Little Shop of Horrors: The Director's Cut," an introduction by Frank Oz with Richard Conway; outtakes; deleted scenes; behind-the-scenes documentary; commemorative Blu-ray Book with 40 pages of behind-the-scenes insight, including film trivia, actor and director bios and more. (Warner).
The Lucy Show: The Official Complete Series 24 discs, $198.99. Formats: DVD. (Paramount).
The Lucy Show: The Official Sixth & Final Season Four-disc set, $39.99. Formats: DVD. (Paramount).
Magical Mystery Tour (1967) In September 1967 The Beatles embarked on their third film, this time conceived and directed by themselves. Based on a loose unscripted narrative, in the spirit of the experimental mood of the time, the film became the vehicle to present six new songs: "Magical Mystery Tour," "The Fool on the Hill," "Flying," "I Am the Walrus," "Blue Jay Way" and "Your Mother Should Know." Fully restored with unseen footage and newly-filmed interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and other members of the film's cast and crew. DVD, $19.98. Blu-ray, $29.98. Also available as a deluxe box set with the Blu-ray, the DVD and a double-vinyl EP. Extras: Eight-page booklet; director's commentary by Paul McCartney; "The Making of Magical Mystery Tour"; "Ringo the Actor"; "Meet the Supporting Cast" featurette on the background and careers of Nat Jackley, Jessie Robins, Ivor Cutler, The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, Victor Spinetti, George Claydon and Derek Royle; three new edits of performances of "Your Mother Should Know," "Blue Jay Way" and "The Fool on the Hill" with footage not seen in the original film; the famous BBC "Hello Goodbye" broadcast of 1967; a scene of Traffic performing and acting out "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush," commissioned by The Beatles for possible inclusion in the film but not used in the final edit. (Capitol).
Mancation (2012) Joey Fatone, Matt Kawczynski, Danica McKellar, Mike Starr, Jake Matthews, Stephen Medvidick. The day after his wedding, Vince's perfect life is shattered and his friends come together to bring him back to life the only way they know how -- by taking a trip to Atlantic City. Raunchy comedy. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette, outtakes. (Lionsgate).
Monster High: Ghouls Rule (2011) Voices of Erin Fitzgerald, Steve Staley, Hank Banks. For years, students at Monster High were warned that Halloween was a night to stay inside and avoid conflict at all costs. But Frankie and her friends discover that ghouls and "Normies" once loved to spend the holiday together, and they decide to turn back the clock and use the night to celebrate their individuality and show that it's okay to "Be Yourself. Be Unique. Be a Monster." Formats: DVD, Digital. (Universal).
My First Collection, Volume 4 (2012) Three-disc set with 12 stories for kids ages 2 to 6: "Robot Zot! ... and More Rhyming Stories," "Too Many Toys ... and More Stories About Problem Solving" and "The Curious Garden ... and More Stories About Nature. $24.95. Single DVDs will also be available individually for $12.95. Formats: DVD. (Scholastic Storybook Treasures).
Nova: Space, Time and the Universe With Brian Greene (2012) Collection brings together two fascinating programs hosted by Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University: "The Elegant Universe" and "The Fabric of the Cosmos." Formats: Four-disc DVD set, $34.99. (PBS Distribution).
Prometheus (2012) Dir.: Ridley Scott; Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Ben Foster, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, Guy Pearce, Lance Henriksen, Sean Harris, Benedict Wong, Rafe Spall, Kate Dick. Read more about "Prometheus" in the October Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital. Extras: Commentary by director-producer Ridley Scott, commentary by writer Jon Spaihts and writer-executive producer Damon Lindelof, "The Peter Weyland Files," deleted and alternate scenes that include an alternate opening/ending," Prometheus -- Weyland Corp Archive" Second Screen app, "The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus," "Enhancement Pods," "Weyland Corp Archive," pre-vis screen tests. (Fox).
The Raven (2012) John Cusack, Luke Evans, Alice Eve, Brendan Gleeson, Pam Ferris, Kevin R. McNally, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Dave Legeno, Jimmy Yuill. Read more about "The Raven" in the October Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo with UltraViolet (cloud). (Relativity).
The Robert Mitchum Film Collection Ten-disc set with "River of No Return," "The Night of the Hunter," "Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison," "The Enemy Below," "Thunder Road," "The Hunters," "The Longest Day," "Man in the Middle," "What a Way to Go!," "The Way West." Formats: DVD. (Fox).
Rock of Ages (2012) Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Alec Baldwin, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Akerman, Paul Giamatti, Bryan Cranston, Tom Cruise, Mary J. Blige, Kevin Nash, Will Forte. Extended edition. Read more about "Rock of Ages" in the October Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Extended version of the film with 13 additional minutes. (Warner).
Something Big (1971) Dir.: Andrew V. McLaglen; Dean Martin, Brian Keith, Carol White, Honor Blackman, Ben Johnson, Albert Salmi. Dean Martin plays a notorious bandit who kidnaps a woman off a stagecoach to buy a Gatling gun on the black market so he can achieve "something big," only to discover that the woman is the wife of the local cavalry commandant. Formats: DVD. (Paramount).
Strangers on a Train BLU-RAY DEBUT (1951) Director: Alfred Hitchcock; Farley Granger, Robert Walker. Extras: Commentary by Peter Bogdanovich, Joseph Stefano, Andrew Wilson, Joe Alves, Peter Benchley, Tere Caruba, Whitfield Cook, Katie Fiala, Richard Franklin, Alfred Hitchcock, Patricia Hitchcock O'Connell, Kasey Rogers, Richard Schickel and Mary Stone; "Strangers on a Train: A Hitchcock Classic"; "Strangers on a Train: The Victim's P.O.V."; "Strangers on a Train: An Appreciation by M. Night Shyamalan"; "The Hitchcocks on Hitch" ; "Alfred Hitchcock's Historical Meeting"; "Preview Version"; theatrical trailer.(Warner).
30 Beats (2012) Paz de la Huerta, Justin Kirk, Ben Levin, Lee Pace, Condola Rashad, Thomas Sadoski, Jennifer Tilly. A summer heat wave and a series of sexual encounters connect a group of New Yorkers. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Lionsgate).
Werewolf: The Beast Among Us Unrated (2012) Ed Quinn, Stephen Rea, Guy Wilson, Nia Peeples, Rachel Katherine DiPillo, Adam Croasdell, Steven Bauer. A monstrous creature terrorizes a 19th Century European village by moonlight and a young man struggles to protect his loved ones from an unspeakable scourge. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital. Extras: Deleted scenes, "Making the Monster" production featurette, "Transformation: Man To Beast" behind-the-scenes featurette, "Monster Legacy" history featurette, commentary with director Louis Morneau and producer Mike Elliott. (Universal).
What Color Is Love? (2009) Jennifer Finnegan, Roger Cross. A young white woman, a sports groupie, falls for a married black pro basketball star, a fantasy that soon ends when her affair with the athlete results in an extraordinary court battle for custody of their mixed-race son. Lifetime Original Movie. Formats: DVD. (A&E).
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? BLU-RAY DEBUT (1962) Dir.: Robert Aldrich; Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono. 50th anniversary edition packaged as a Blu-ray book with includes three documentaries, 36 pages of essays, behind-the-scenes photography, commentary and vintage featurettes. $34.99. A two-disc special edition DVD will also be available for $14.96. Extras: Commentary by Charles Busch and John Epperson, "Bette and Joan: Blind Ambition," "Behind the Scenes With Baby Jane" vintage featurette, excerpt from the 12/20/1962 episode of "The Andy Williams Show," "All About Bette" [1994 TNT documentary], "Film Profile: Joan Crawford" [1967 BBC documentary], "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? Dan-O-Rama Movie Mix Trailer," theatrical trailer. (Warner).
Whitney: Season One (2011-12) Three-disc set with 22 episodes. Formats: DVD. (Universal).
The World Series: History of the Fall Classic (2012) Narrated by Bob Costas and crafted by the filmmakers of Major League Baseball Productions, this is the definitive documentary on the World Series, with all the madness, triumphs, and exhilarating moments that make the game out national pastime. The expertly blended archival footage, thrilling game action and more than 100 interviews with players, managers, writers, broadcasters, and historians create an exciting and comprehensive chronicle of the Fall Classic. Available as a two-disc set with the complete four-hour documentary, $24.95; a Limited Edition Giftset includes the documentary and two hours of bonus material, including historic official game programs and scorecards, ceremonial first pitches, the ultimate World Series lineup, World Series clinchers, World Series MVP Award-winners, clubhouse celebrations, and extra interviews, $39.95. Formats: DVD. (A&E).

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Alcatraz: The Complete Series (2012) Three-disc set with 13 episodes. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Featurette, unaired scenes, gag reel. (Warner).
The Ambassador (2011) Danish journalist Mads Brugger goes undercover as a European ambassador to embark on a dangerous yet darkly comic journey to uncover the blood diamond trade in Africa. A provocative documentary. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentary with director Mads Brugger, 16-page booklet. (Image Entertainment/Drafthouse Films).
Avatar 3D BLU-RAY DEBUT (2009) Dir.: James Cameron; Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lan, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Wes Studi. (Fox).
Back From Hell (Ex inferis) (2012 -- Italy) Roberto Zibetti, Giovanni Guidelli, Jennifer Mischiati. When six pals escape the chaos of the city for a brief getaway, the manor home they rent in the countryside turns out to be not so idyllic. Formats: DVD. (Inception Media Group).
Big Bad Beetleborgs: Season One, Volume One (1996) Three-disc set with 27 episodes, $19.93. Formats: DVD. (Shout! Factory).
Bill Moyers: A World of Ideas II -- Great Thinkers (1988) Legendary journalist Bill Moyers sits down with 16 of the world's smartest people for comprehensive conversations about American life. Features conversations with winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer, an Academy Award, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, including Noam Chomsky, Jonas Salk, Cornel West, and Henry Steele Commager, plus a 12-page viewer's guide. Three-disc set with 19 episodes, $59.99. Formats: DVD. (Athena).
Brave New World (2011) Exploring the recent headline-grabbing advancements in machines, health, technology, the environment, biology, and physics, the five-part documentary series makes its North American DVD debut. Hosted by famed professor Stephen Hawking, the series travels the globe to explore the amazing research and awesome inventions that will change the course of the world. Two-disc set with five episodes, $49.99. Formats: DVD. (Athena).
Broadway: The American Musical BLU-RAY DEBUT (2004) Three-disc set of the six-part series that tells two stories: the 100-year history of musical theater and the story of its relationship to 20th-century American life. (PBS Distribution).
Cagney & Lacey: The Complete Series (1981-88) 30th anniversary celebration of the hit show's television premiere. Thirty-two disc set with 119 episodes of Seasons Two through Seven (starring Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless), $139.99. Also available: A Limited-Edition Collector's Set with an additional 29 hours of special features that include the feature-length, made-for-television, 1981 film of the same name, starring Loretta Swit as Cagney and with Daly originating the role of Lacey, from which the series was spun off; the series' premiere season (six episodes) with Meg Foster as Cagney; four made-for-TV films, which aired after the series finale, "The Return" (1994), "Together Again" (1995), "The View Through the Glass Ceiling" (1995) and "True Convictions" (1996); exclusive, personal interviews with Gless, Daly and series' producer Barney Rosenzweig; footage from the British Film Institute's recent 30th anniversary celebration event; the audiobook (12 hours) of Rosenzweig's book, "Cagney & Lacey ... and Me: An Inside Hollywood Story OR How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Blonde"; fan photo personally autographed by Daly and Gless; $169.99. Formats: DVD. (Visual Entertainment).
Check It Out! Seasons 1 and 2 (2010-12) Includes all 12 episodes of the Adult Swim series that parodies a local market's newsmagazine show, starring John C. Reilly as Dr. Steve Brule. With each episode, Dr. Brule introduces his audience to local celebrities and interesting things around town as well as providing health and lifestyle tips. Formats: DVD, $19.97. (Cartoon Network).
Chely Wright: Wish Me Away (2011) Documentary on Chely Wright, the first Nashville music star to come out as gay. Using interviews with Chely, her family, her pastor, and key players in the music world, alongside Chely's intimate private video diaries, the film goes deep into her back story as an established star and then forward as she steps into the national spotlight to reveal her secret. Chronicling the aftermath in Nashville and within the LGBT community, the film reveals both the devastation of homophobia and the transformational power of living an authentic life. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Chely at Home With Her Wife," photo gallery, biographies, more. (First Run Features).
Chernobyl Diaries (2012) Jesse McCartney, Jonathan Sadowski, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Nathan Phillips, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Devin Kelley, Dimitri Diatchenkoie. Read more about "Chernobyl Diaries" in the October Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo with UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Alternate ending, Chernobyl conspiracy viral video, "Uri's extreme Tours" infomercial, deleted scene. (Warner).
Christmas Miracle (2012) A blizzard forces eight strangers to take refuge in a church, where they learn the true meaning of Christmas. Formats: DVD. (Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment).
The Christmas Pageant (2011) When a temperamental Broadway director (Melissa Gilbert) is fired from yet another job, she begrudgingly takes on the job of directing a community Christmas pageant in a small town. Formats: DVD. (Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment).
Columbo: The Complete Series Thirty-four disc set with all 69 episodes from "Columbo's" seven seasons and all 24 television movies, $149.98. Formats: DVD. (Universal).
The Complete Red Green Show: High (Quality) Quantity Collection (1991-2006) Fifty-disc collector's edition with all 15 seasons, $299.99. Formats: DVD. Extras: Five red Green specials, "Red Green's of Cars and Men," "A Merry Red Green Christmas," behind-the-scenes comments by star and creator Steve Smith, a tour of a duct tape factory guided by Red, production photos, fan-made duct tape creations, extended footage, introductions by Steve Smith, Red and Harold character profiles, biographies of stars Steve Smith and Patrick McKenna, more. (Acorn Media).
The Cup (2011) Brendan Gleeson, Stephen Curry, Daniel MacPherson, Tom Burlinson, Alice Parkinson. Inspirational true horseracing story about triumph over adversity and a family that overcame incredible odds to win the 2002 Melbourne Cup trophy. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: "The Making of The Cup" featurette. (Lionsgate).
Degrassi the Next Generation: Season 11, Part 2 (2011-12) Two-disc set, $19.99. Formats: DVD. (Echo Bridge).
Ella Enchanted BLU-RAY DEBUT (2004) Anne Hathaway, Hugh Dancy, Cary Elwes, Vivica A. Fox, Minnie Driver, Eric Idle. Available as a Blu-ray/DVD combo. Extras: Music Video: "It's Not Just Make Believe" performed by Kari Kimmel, deleted and extended scenes, commentary with director Tommy O'Haver and actors Anne Hathaway and Hugh Dancy, "Ella Enchanted Red Carpet Premiere Special" featurette, "The Magical World of Ella Enchanted" featurette, "Prince Charmont's Fan Club" set-top game (DVD exclusive), "Happily Ever After" DVD-rom special feature (DVD exclusive). (Lionsgate).
Everybody's Fine BLU-RAY DEBUT (2009) Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell. Extras: "The Making of Paul McCartney's (I Want To) Come Home," deleted and extended scenes. (Lionsgate).
The Firm: The Complete Series (2012) Six-disc set with 23 episodes, $39.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Origins of The Firm by John Grisham" featurette, "Josh Lucus is Mitch McDeere," cast and crew interviews, behind-the-scenes footage. (Entertainment One).
The Forgiveness of Blood (2011) American director Joshua Marston broke out in 2004 with his jolting, Oscar-nominated "Maria Full of Grace," about a young Colombian woman working as a drug mule. In his remarkable follow-up, "The Forgiveness of Blood," he turns his camera on another corner of the world: contemporary northern Albania, a place still troubled by the ancient custom of interfamilial blood feuds. From this reality, Marston sculpts a fictional narrative about a teenage brother and sister physically and emotionally trapped in a cycle of violence, a result of their father's entanglement with a rival clan over a piece of land. "The Forgiveness of Blood" is a tense and perceptive depiction of a place where tradition and progress have an uneasy co-existence, as well as a dynamic coming-of-age drama. New high-definition digital transfer, approved by producer Paul Mezey, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition. In Albanian with English subtitles. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Commentary featuring director and co-writer Joshua Marston; two new video programs: "Acting Close to Home," a discussion between Marston and actors Refet Abazi, Tristan Halilaj, and Sindi Lacej, and "Truth on the Ground," featuring new and on-set interviews with Mezey, Abazi, Halilaj, and Lacej; audition and rehearsal footage; trailer; booklet featuring an essay by film writer Oscar Moralde. (The Criterion Collection).
40 West (2011) Jennifer Nichole Porter, Scott Winters, Brian A. White, Kathleen Kimball, Wayne Newton. Through a series of events beyond her control, Maeve, a Blues musician, finds herself trapped in a sordid East Texas motel room with her violent husband, Colin -- who has been released from prison early -- a Good Samaritan and fan with an ulterior motive and Colin's jailhouse girlfriend, whose homicidal husband is due to arrive any minute. Formats: DVD. (WaxWorks/VideoWorks).
The Funhouse Collector's Edition BLU-RAY DEBUT (1981) Dir.: Tobe Hooper; Elizabeth Berridge, Cooper Huckabee, Miles Chaplin, Sylvia Miles, William Finle, Kevin Conway. Four terrified teens are trapped in the maze of a carnival's funhouse and stalked by a real monster, a horribly deformed killer who lurks among the freakish exhibits to butcher them one by one. Blu-ray/DVD combo. Extras: Commentary by director Tobe Hooper, hosted by director Tim Sullivan; more. ( (Shout! Factory/Scream Factory).
Gone in 60 Seconds (1974) The classic car theft film written, directed, and produced by H.B. (Toby) Halicki and starring Eleanor, the only Ford Mustang in history to receive starring credit in a movie. The movie takes us back to a time when chases and crashes were real -- no CGI -- just raw talent, great driving, and unflinching stunts. Its legendary 40 minute chase scene -- wrecking 93 cars -- is part of car chasing lore. Car thief Maindrian Pace (Halicki) and his crew are commissioned to steal 48 cars but when Pace gets to the last one -- a 1974 Mustang code-named Eleanor -- he's double-crossed and goes on the run, chased by cops through five Southern California cities. Stars H.B. Halicki, Marion Busia, Jerry Daugirda, James McIntyre, George Cole. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: Behind-the-scene glimpses of the world of car thieves, police chases, and chop shops; in-depth look at Halicki. (Halicki Films and Anderson Merchandisers).
Greystone Park (2011) Sean Stone, Oliver Stone, Alexander Wraith, Antonella Lentini, John Schramm, Monique Zordan, Monique Van Vooren. Based on true events, the film follows three aspiring filmmakers trying to document unexplainable events in an abandoned insane asylum known as Greystone Park, where the trio stumble across a mysterious realm of escaped patients, ghosts and demonic shadows. Feature directorial debut by Sean Stone, Oliver Stone's son. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: Alternate ending. "Sean Stone's Ghost Stories," "The Making of Greystone Park," "The Locations of Greystone Park," commentary. (XLrator Media/ARC Entertainment).
Gunsmoke: The Sixth Season, Volume 2 (1960-61) Three-disc set with 18 episodes, $36.98. Formats: DVD. (Paramount).
The Heart of Christmas (2011 -- TV) Candace Cameron Bure, Jeanne Nielson, George Newbern, Erin Bethea. Inspirational story of Austin and Julie Locke, who are devastated to learn that their young son, Dax, has been diagnosed with cancer. With courage, determination and faith, they decide to give Dax one last Christmas -- even if it has to be in October -- and their whole community rallies behind them. Formats: DVD. (Image Entertainment).
The Ice House (1997) When an unidentifiable corpse is discovered on the grounds of Streech Grange, two detectives (Corin Redgrave and Daniel Craig) have to decide whether it's the start of a new case -- or the solution to a missing person case which started 10 years earlier. Based on the award-winning novel by Minette Walters. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Minette Walters On Writing a Novel" featurette.(BBC Home Entertainment).
Last of the Summer Wine: Vintage 1995 Reserve (1995) More episodes of the world's longest running sitcom about three old men from Yorkshire who have never grown up. Formats: DVD two-disc set, $34.98. (BBC Home Entertainment).
Last Ride (2009) Hugo Weaving, Tom Russell, Anita Hegh, John Brumpton, Sonya Suares, Kelton Pell. Weaving stars as a troubled father, a fugitive from the law, who one night snatches up his 10-year-old son Chook and drives off into the rugged Australian outback. On the run for committing a crime of violence, Kev and Chook spiral into an increasingly complex and moving relationship as they head deeper and deeper into an unknown future where the only guarantee is danger. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Commentary by director Glendyn Ivin, "Cracker Bag" (2003) Palme D'Or-winning short film by Ivin, "The Desert" (2006) short film by Ivin, behind-the-scenes featurettes, "Seven Emu: This Is Where We Live" documentary. (Music Box Films).
A League Of Their Own 20th Anniversary BLU-RAY DEBUT (1992) Dir.: Penny Marshall; Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna, Lori Petty, Rosie O'Donnell, Jon Lovitz, David Strathairn, Garry Marshall, Bill Pullman. Extras: Director and cast commentary, 15 deleted scenes, documentary "Nine Memorable Innings" featuring interviews with the cast and filmmakers, Madonna's "This Used to Be My Playground" music video. (Sony).
Legendary Amazons (2011 -- China) Cecilia Cheung, Cheng Pei-Pei, Liu Ziaoqing. When the last of a family of generals who have dedicated their lives to defending the Song Dynasty from foreign invaders is killed in battle, his widowed wife leads the other widows of the Yang clan into battle to continue the legacy of their husbands. Remake of 1972's "The 14 Amazons." Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette. (Well Go USA).
Letters From an Unknown Woman (1948) Dir.: Max Ophuls; Louis Jourdan, Joan Fontaine. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Olive Films).
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 2 (2011) Showcases 50 all-time favorite cartoon shorts, digitally remastered and restored. Formats: Two-disc DVD, 26.99; three-disc Blu-ray, $44.98. Disc one offers a collection of 25 signature cartoon shorts featuring an all-star line-up of some of the best-known Looney Tunes characters including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, Pepe Le Pew, Foghorn Leghorn, Speedy Gonzales and others. Disc two is comprised of 25 shorts, including a collection of memorable one-shot classics such as "Hollywood Steps Out," which features cartoon versions of such legendary actors as Cary Grant, Greta Garbo, Humphrey Bogart, Bing Crosby, Clark Gable and many others. Featured also are the complete collections of cartoons starring some of Looney Tunes notable but seldom seen characters such as Nasty Canasta, Cecil Turtle, Beaky Buzzard, A. Flea and others. Disc three, which is only available in the Blu-ray of the release, is devoted entirely to special content and rarities from the vault. Extras include several documentaries with expert commentary and behind-the-scenes information from popular animators, famous directors, animation historians and celebrated devotees. Lost cartoons from the World War II era, including "Private Snafu" and "Seaman Hook," rare Leon Schlesinger staff Christmas Party films, documentaries covering Friz Freleng and Tex Avery with bonus Freleng Captain and the Kids cartoons and a selection of Tex Avery's best cartoons from MGM are also included. Extras: The Blu-ray includes a cartoon guide with rare images compiled by animation historian Jerry Beck. (Warner).
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) Voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jessica Chastain, Martin Short, Bryan Cranston, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric The Entertainer, Andy Richter, Frances McDormand. Read more about "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" in the October Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: "High Flying Fun – Big Top Cast," deleted scenes, "Mad Music Mash-Up," "Circus Acts," commentary; deleted scenes. Blu-ray adds "The Animators' Corner," "Get Them to the Train," trivia track. The single DVD includes a real rainbow wig like the one worn by Marty in the movie. (DreamWorks/Paramount).
Mad Men: Season Five (2012) Thirteen episodes. Formats: Four-disc DVD,$49.98; Blu-ray Disc, $49.99; Digital. Extras: "Mad Men Say the Darndest Things" one-liners; "The Uniform Time Act of 1966" featurette on the history of Daylight Saving Time; "What Shall I Love If Not the Enigma?" featurette on the life and work of metaphysical artist Giorgio de Chirico; "The Party of the Century" featurette on Truman Capote's infamous Black & White Masquerade Ball; "Scoring Mad Men: Inside a Session"; "Newsweek Magazine Digital Gallery" that shares the top news stories from around the world in 1966; commentaries. (Lionsgate).
Medical Center: The Complete Second Season (1970-71) Six-disc set with 24 episodes, $59.99. Formats: DVD. (Warner Archive).
Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Director: Wes Anderson. Stars: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Bob Balaban. Read more about "Moonrise Kingdom" in the October Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo with UltraViolet (cloud), VOD. Extras: "A Look Inside Moonrise Kingdom," "Welcome to the Island of New Penzance" behind-the-scenes guided tours featurette, set tour with Bill Murray. (Universal).
Nazi Collaborators (2011) This new 13-part documentary explores the question, "How could anyone have collaborated with Adolph Hitler and the Nazis?" Drawing upon an unrivaled 4,000 hours of archival film, it shows how powerful individuals and organizations all across Europe and the Middle East collaborated, often with dark and disturbing motives, with the most evil regime of the 20th century. The series aired earlier this year on The Military Channel and examines the dark motives that drove powerful individuals and organizations, from the IRA to The Grand Mufti, to support and collaborate with the Nazi regime. Formats: Four-disc DVD set, $39.98. (Shanachie Entertainment).
Neil Young Journeys (2011) Jonathan Demme's documentary follows Young, traveling from his hometown of Omemee, Ontario to Toronto's iconic music venue, Massey Hall, in a 1956 Ford Crown Victoria, while sharing stories about his life and childhood. Demme weaves the stories together with mesmerizing music including live concert performances from the 2010 album Le Noise and powerful renditions of classics including "Ohio", “Hey Hey, My My", "I Believe in You" and previously unreleased songs "Leia" and "You Never Call." Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "Making Journeys" featurette, "Journey to Slamdance: A Conversation With Neil Young & Jonathan Demme" featurette, 92nd Street Y Talks with Neil Young and Jonathan Demme. (Sony).
Nina Conti: Her Master's Voice (2012) Internationally acclaimed ventriloquist Nina Conti (daughter of famed actor Tom Conti) is at a career crossroads. Questioning whether she should continue in this bizarre career following the death of her lover and mentor, Ken Campbell, she takes his "bereaved" puppets on a pilgrimage to Vent Haven, the Kentucky resting place for puppets of dead ventriloquists. At this strange gathering, Conti meets many other actual ventriloquists (and we witness their jaw-dropping talents), but also gets to know her latex and wooden traveling partners, pouring her broken heart out to them as if they were real people. By the end of this performance mockumentary, you may believe they are. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Virgil Films).
Nobody Else But You (2011 -- France) Jean-Paul Rouve, Sophie Quinton. A bestselling crime novelist who is desperately looking for a new story hones his focus on the apparent suicide of a small-town woman, an aspiring model who thought she was the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe. The case was closed before it even opened and the cause of death declared suicide by sleeping pills. But the writer doesn't buy it and as he investigates the death, he finds that reality turns out to be stranger than fiction and uncovers the truth about the young woman's past and untimely death. Formats: DVD. (First Run Features).
Power Rangers Samurai: Christmas Together, Friends Forever (2012) Three holiday-themed episodes from the beloved Power Rangers series: "Samurai Power Rangers: Christmas Together, Friends Forever," "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers -- I'm Dreaming of a White Ranger" and "Zeo Power Rangers -- A Season to Remember." Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Power Ranger "Swarm" video, "Train Like a Ranger" video, Mega Bloks Holiday Toymation. (Lionsgate).
A Princess for Christmas (2011 -- TV) Katie McGrath, Sam Heughan, Miles Richardson, Charlotte Salt, Travis Turner, Roger Moore. An ordinary girl from Buffalo gets swept away for Christmas to visit her long-lost royal family. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Lionsgate).
Psych: The Complete Sixth Season (2011-12) Four-disc set with 16 episodes, $59.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: Two extended episodes, deleted and extended scenes, gag reels. video commentaries, audio commentaries, "Underground With Psych" featurette, "Psychouts" outtakes, "Montages" of funny one-liners and quirky moments. (Universal).
Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: Holiday Chills and Thrills (2012) Single-disc consists of 13 fan favorite Scooby-Doo! episodes from classic Scooby-Doo! TV shows. Formats: DVD, $19.98. (Warner).
Robert Conrad Double Feature (2011) "Live a Little, Steal A Lot" aka "Murph the Surf" (1975) and "Sudden Death" (1977), $19.98. Formats: DVD. (Inception Media Group).
Sexual Chronicles of a French Family (2012 -- French) Mathias Melloul, Valerie Maes, Stephan Hersoen, Leila Denio. Three generations of a French family open up about their sexual experiences and desires after their 18-year-old son is caught masturbating in his biology class. Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).
The Slender Thread (1965) Dir.: Sydney Pollack; Telly Savalas, Steven Hill, Sidney Poitier, Ed Asner, Dabney Colman, Anne Bancroft. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Olive Films).
The Sterile Cuckoo (1969) Dir.: Alan J. Pakula; Wendell Burton, Tim McIntire, Liza Minnelli. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Olive Films).
TCM Greatest Classic Legends: Lauren Bacall Dark Passage (1947), Key Largo (1948), Blood Alley (1955), Designing Woman (1957). $27.92. (Warner).
TCM Greatest Classic Legends: Spencer Tracy Captains Courageous (1937), Boys Town (1938), Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde (1941), Bad Day At Black Rock (1954). $27.92. (Warner).
TCM Greatest Classic Legends: Cary Grant My Favorite Wife (1940), Night And Day (1946), The Bachelor And The Bobby-Soxer (1947), Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948). $27.92. (Warner).
TCM Greatest Classic Legends: James Stewart The Shop Around The Corner (1940), The Stratton Story (1949), The Spirit Of St. Louis (1957), The FBI Story (1959). $27.92. (Warner).
Terror Train Collector's Edition BLU-RAY DEBUT (1980) Dir.: Roger Spottiswoode; Ben Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Hart Bochner, David Copperfield. It's New Year's Eve and a group of college co-eds have planned a masquerade bash aboard a chartered train. What they didn't plan on was that a knife-wielding psycho would crash the party and begin slaughtering the guests one by one. Blu-ray/DVD combo. Extras: Commentary by director Roger Spottiswoode, still gallery, more. (Shout! Factory/Scream Factory).
That's My Boy (2012) Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester, James Caan, Susan Sarandon, Milo Ventimiglia. Read more about "That's My Boy" in the October Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: Gag reel, three featurettes, deleted scenes. (Sony).
Three Secrets (1950) Dir.: Robert Wise; Ruth Roman, Patricia Neal, Eleanor Parker. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Olive Films).
The Tortured (2010) Erika Christensen, Jesse Metcalfe, Bill Lippincott, Bill Moseley. An upper-middle-class couple's life is destroyed when their only child is kidnapped and killed. Obsessed with revenge, the couple seizes an opportunity to kidnap the killer and drag him to a remote cabin where the husband, a doctor, puts his medical skills to ghastly work. Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).
Touch: The Complete First Season (2012) Three-disc set with 13 episodes, 49.98. Formats: DVD. (Fox).
Trooper and the Legend of the Golden Key (2012) Dove-approved family friendly film about the adventures of Trooper the Bloodhound and his 10-year-old friend Tommy as they investigate a mysterious legend. Formats: DVD, $14.98. (Entertainment One).
TV Toons to Go (2011) Ten-disc set with 40 hours of programming from 110 episodes of popular animated television shows packaged in a tin carrying case. Features episodes from "Busytown Mysteries," "The Busy World of Richard Scarry," "Johnny Test," "Horseland," "Postcards from Buster," "The Littles," "Where on Earth Is Carmen San Diego," "Archie's Weird Mysteries," "Sabrina's Secret Life," "Heathcliff," "The Get Along Gang," "The Legend of White Fang," "Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors," "C.O.P.S.," "Gadget Boy's Adventures in History," "Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century," "Paddington Bear. Formats: DVD, $29.98. (Mill Creek Entertainment).
2016: Obama's America (2012) Based on the New York Times best seller by Dinesh D'Souza, a former staffer for President Ronald Reagan and member of the American Enterprise Institute, this documentary explores President Barack Obama's past to speculate where America may be four years from now if President Obama is re-elected. Formats: DVD, $19.98; VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate).
Uptight (1968) Dir.: Jules Dassin; Ruby Dee, Roscoe Lee Browne, Raymond St. Jacques, Julian Mayfield. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Olive Films).
Waterloo Road Series One (2006) North American DVD debut. Winner of best new drama at Britain's TV Quick Awards, Waterloo Road follows the students and teachers at the beleaguered Waterloo Road Comprehensive School as they confront issues ranging from teen pregnancy to bullying. Mingling authenticity with conflict, danger, tension, and romance. Two-disc set with eight episodes, $39.99. Formats: DVD. (Acorn Media).

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October 23

Abominable Christmas (2012) Isabella Acres, voices of Emilio Estevez, Ray Liotta, Ariel Winter. Despite repeated warnings about humans from their father, the Abominable Snowman, two Abominable Snowkids find themselves in a sleepy Colorado mountain town after being chased out of their hideaway by a scientist determined to capture them. A 7-year-old girl takes them in, over the objections of her father and brother. Formats: DVD. (ARC Entertainment).
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) Benjamin Walker, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Dominic Cooper, Alan Tudyk, Anthony Mackie, Rufus Sewell, Jimmi Simpson, Robin McLeavy, John Rothman, Erin Wasson, Cameron M. Brown. Read more about "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" in the October Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 3D Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital. Extras: "The Great Calamity" graphic novel, commentary with writer Seth Grahame-Smith, "The Making of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," "Dark Secrets: Book to Screen," "On the Set: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," "Vampire Hunting: Fight Choreography," "The Art of Transformation: Make-Up Effects," "A Visual Feast: Timur Bekmambetov's Visual Style," "Powerless" music video by Linkin Park. (Fox).
Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Early Cases Collection Includes all 45 mysteries (in the U.K. broadcast order) from the first six series of the television phenomenon starring David Suchet as Agatha Christie's mustached mystery-solver Poirot. Formats: Eighteen-disc DVD, $199.99; 13-Disc Blu-ray set, $249.99. (Acorn Media).
America Stripped: Naked Las Vegas (2010) Director David Palmer follows avant-garde photographer Greg Friedler as he embarks on an absurdly emotional, 30-day rollercoaster ride to bring together 173 naked human beings of every shape, size, and walk of life as he shoots the fourth and final book in his renowned "Naked" series in Las Vegas. It's a no-holds barred, behind the curtain exploration that follows Friedler's own personal search into the underbelly of Las Vegas to capture its diverse and at times bizarre denizens who, when stripped of clothing and society's judgments in front of his lens, discover an even playing field of beauty, humanity and ultimately self-love. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Gravitas Ventures.).
Apocalypse: Hitler (2012) Documents Hitler's rise to power and the beginning of evil; prologue to the landmark National Geographic Channel documentary series "Apocalypse: The Second World War". Features never-before-seen colorized and restored HD footage. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Entertainment One).
Beauty (2011 -- South Africa) Deon Lotz, Charlie Keegan, Michelle Scott, Albert Maritz. A dutiful husband and father -- going through the motions of a loveless marriage -- harbors a life-long secret, and his sexual urges rise to the surface around a charming male family friend, causing him to begin an unwavering journey of obsession that leads to a shocking and graphic conclusion. Formats: DVD. (TLA Releasing).
Blade Runner 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition photo A four-disc Blu-ray/DVD and UltraViolet 30th anniversary commemorative gift set that includes all 10+ hours of bonus content from the critically acclaimed Ultimate Collector's Edition from 2007 plus a 72-page production art book of newly discovered sketches from director Ridley Scott, photos from the set and more; special motion lenticular scene; numbered collectible spinner car designed by visual futurist Syd Mead Content; "Dangerous Days" documentary. Includes all five feature film versions: The Final Cut, '92 Director's Cut, Domestic and International Theatrical versions and the rare Work Print. $64.98. Also available as a three-disc Blu-ray book with The Final Cut version and a 36 page hard cover book with never-before-seen images from the set and scene sketches from Ridley Scott; $34.99. (Warner). Read the complete press release.
Bloody Christmas (2012) Robert Arensen, Geretta Geretta, Adriana Kaegi, James Balsamo, Steve Montague. While small town police are searching for a child murderer, a has-been 80's action movie star is playing Santa on a Public Access TV show and fantasizing about murdering the people that have done him wrong. Will he have the strength to not be on his own naughty list? Formats: DVD. (MVD Entertainment).
Cherry (2010) Rey Valentin, Lili Bordan, David Crane, Benjamin Riley. A sensual and damaged actress leads two friends into a destructive love triangle. Formats: DVD. (MVD Entertainment).
Crooked Arrows (2012) Brandon Routh, Gil Birmingham, Crystal Allen, Chelsea Ricketts. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Sports drama about a team of Native American high school lacrosse losers whose spirits are raised when former star player Joe Logan (Routh) agrees to coach the rag-tag group to seal the deal on a lucrative casino project. Extras: Commentary, "The Story of Crooked Arrows," "Keepin' it Real: Crooked Arrows Lacrosse," "Native American Lacrosse -- A Crooked Arrows Tribute," "The Game of Life, Heart, and Soul of the Onondaga." (Fox).
Disasters Deconstructed: A History of Architectural Disasters (2011) Six-disc set with a variety of History Channel programs that look at man-made disasters: "Inspector America" follows an infrastructure safety inspector as he travels the country to see what is up to code and what needs to be fixed; "Titanic's Achilles Heel" chronicles the tragedy from design and construction to its ill-fated voyage and its lasting legacy; "Modern Marvels: Engineering Disasters" uses on-the-scene footage, powerful reenactments, expert analysis and graphic reconstructions to present some of the most notorious disasters of the past 40 years; and three specials on The Hindenburg. Formats: DVD, $49,99. (A&E).
Dropping Evil (2012) Armin Shimerman, Tiffany Shepis, Edwin Neal, Tom Taylor, Zachary Eli Lint, Fred Williamson. After his friends slip him LSD on a camping trip, ultra-nerdy Nancy hallucinates that they are evil beings and begins to systematically hunt them down. Meanwhile, a mysterious corporation monitors the entire event for their own hidden purpose. Formats: DVD. (MVD Entertainment).
The Duchess of Duke Street Complete Collection (1979-80) Ten-disc set with 31 episodes, $79.99. Formats: DVD. Extras: Biography of Rosa Lewis, Edwardian period background, photo gallery, cast filmographies. (Acorn Media).
The Ernie Kovacs Collection Volume 2 (2011) Overwhelming demand for the first Kovacs collection -- released in 2011 -- fueled the release of this second volume of material, with more than nine hours of previously unreleased and rare classic television content from the comedian's archive. Included here: eight more episodes from Kovacs' national morning show; 18 bonus sketches featuring many of his most beloved characters; three complete episodes of his oddball game show "Take A Good Look"; "A Pony for Chris"; rare TV pilot for "Medicine Man" co-starring Buster Keaton; "The Lively Arts" featuring the only existing filmed solo interview with Ernie Kovacs; 2011 American Cinematheque panel, featuring Harry Shearer, Jeff Garlin, Bob Odenkirk, Merrill Markoe, George Schlatter, Jolene Brand and Ben Model. Formats: DVD, three-disc set, $29.93. (Shout! Factory).
Fantasy Island: The Complete Third Season (1979-80) Six-disc set with 23 episodes, $34.97. Formats: DVD. (Shout! Factory).
Fear and Desire (1953) Frank Silvera, Paul Mazursky, Kenneth Harp, Stephen Coit. Stanley Kubrick's first feature follows a squad of soldiers who have crash-landed behind enemy lines and must work their way downriver to rejoin their unit. In the process, they encounter a peasant girl (Virginia Leith) and tie her to a tree, where she is tormented by a mentally unbalanced soldier. Before making their escape, the soldiers determine the location of an enemy base and formulate a plot to assassinate its commanding officer. Independently financed, and shot by a skeleton crew -- with Kubrick controlling almost every aspect of production -- "Fear And Desire" was conceived as a European-style art film, cloaked in the guise of a Hollywood war picture. Kubrick described the film to distributor Joseph Burstyn as allegorical and poetic. "A drama of 'man,' lost in a hostile world -- deprived of material and spiritual foundations -- seeking his way to an understanding of himself, and of life around him." Beautifully restored and remastered in HD from an original camera negative and thanks to the preservation efforts of the Library of Congress. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Kubrick's "The Seafarers," a short-subject film, restored and remastered in HD (for the first time) by the The Museum of Modern Art & The Film Foundation. (Kino Lorber).
The FBI: The Third Season, Part 1 and Part 2 (1967-68) Part 1: Four-disc set with 16 episodes, $35.98; Part 2: Three-disc set with 11 episodes, $35.98. Formats: DVD. (Warner Archive).
Gabe the Cupid Dog (2012) Brian Krause, Boti Bliss, Linden Ashby, Michael Woods, Barbara Niven, Ashley Jones, Ralph Waite. When Gabe the dog's happy life is turned upside down by his owner Eric's plan to move to England, Gabe plays Cupid to make Eric fall in love with the girl next door, hoping to get him to stay in America. Formats: DVD. (XLrator Media).
Happy Endings: The Complete Second Season (2011-12) Two-disc set with 22 episodes, $45.99. Formats: DVD. (ABC/Disney).
The Invisible War (2011) Director Kirby Dick's critically acclaimed investigative documentary into the epidemic of the rape of soldiers within the U.S. military, one of America's most shameful and best-kept secrets. The film paints a startling picture: A female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. The Department of Defense estimates there were a staggering 19,300 service members sexually assaulted in 2010 alone. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Commentary by Dick and producer Amy Zierling, extended interviews, Sundance Film festival Post-Screening Speak-Out, footage from the VetWOW Survivor Retreat, "Cowboy Up: Equine PTSD Therapy" featurette. (Docurama).
Law & Order: Criminal Intent -- Season 8 (2009) Four-disc set with 16 episodes, $44.99. Formats: DVD. (Shout! Factory).
Madea's Witness Protection (2012) Tyler Perry, Eugene Levy, Denise Richards, Doris Roberts, Romeo Miller, Tom Arnold, John Amos, Marla Gibbs (voice). Read more about "Madea's Witness Protection" in the October Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital, VOD. Extras: "Tyler Perry: Multi Hats & Costumes" featurette , "Thank yer, Heller: Impersonating Madea" featurette, "The Needleman's" featurette, "Madea's Fun House" featurette, "Madea's Comedy Icons" featurette (Lionsgate).
Magic Mike (2012) Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, Joe Mangianello, Olivia Munn, Riley Keough, Cody Horn, Adam Rodriguez, Kevin Nash. Read more about "Magic Mike" in the October Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital Download, UltraViolet (cloud). (Warner).
Perry Mason: Season Seven, Volume Two (1963-64) Four-disc set with 15 episodes, $55.98. Formats: DVD. (CBS/Paramount).
Rudyard Kipling's Mark of the Beast (2012) Debbie Rochon, Dick Boland, Ellen Muth. The name Rudyard Kipling has long been connected to a little jungle boy, dancing apes and a big blue bear ... but those unaware of his writings beyond "Jungle Book" might be surprised to learn that he wrote several horror stories over the course of his life. One of his most popular was "Mark of the Beast," which follows two people as they try to deal with saving a friend who, after defacing a religious shrine, becomes cursed by the silver leper who lives in the forest that surrounds their homes. Formats: DVD. (Bloodbath Pictures/Hale Manor/MVD Entertainment Group).
Rules of Engagement: The Complete Sixth Season (2011-12) Three-disc set with 15 episodes, $38.99. Formats: DVD. (Sony).
Sanctuary: The Complete Series (2008-11) Eighteen-disc set with all 59 episodes with a 16-page guidebook. Formats: DVD, $149.98. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurettes, commentary, bloopers, outtakes, deleted scenes. (Entertainment One).
Secret of the Wings (2012) Voices of Anjelica Huston, Timothy Dalton, Lucy Liu, Raven-Symone, Megan Hilty, Pamela Adlon, Matt Lanter, Debby Ryan, Mae Whitman, Lucy Hale. New movie in the Tinker Bell Disney Fairies film franchise: Tinker Bell and her fairy friends travel into the forbidden world of the mysterious Winter Woods, where curiosity and adventure lead them to an amazing discovery and reveal a magical secret that could change their world forever; introduces a new fairy named Periwinkle. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 3D Blu-ray, Digital Download. (Disney).
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Connie Britton, Melanie Lynskey, T.J. Miller, Adam Brody, Gillian Jacobs, Patton Oswalt, William Petersen, Derek Luke, Rob Corddry, Melinda Dillon. Read more about "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" in the October Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital, UltraViolet. Extras: Commentary, outtakes, "A Look Inside Seeking a Friend for the End of the World," "Music for the End of the World: What's On Your Playlist?" (Universal).
Shazam! (1974-77) Three-disc set featuring every episode (28) of the television show about a young boy who transforms himself into the world's mightiest mortal, Captain Marvel, by uttering a single magic word: SHAZAM! Formats: DVD. (Warner Archive).
The Slut (2012 -- Israel) Hagar Ben-Asher, Ishai Golan. Tamar, an attractive single mother, lives alone in a small village with her two daughters where she attempts to fill her many voids through meaningless sexual rendezvous. Her promiscuity is challenged, however, when she meets Shai, a young man just passing through to handle his deceased mother's assets. Formats: DVD. (Strand Releasing).
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Complete Season Four (2012) 22 episodes. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentaries. (Warner).
Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview (2012) In this candid, in-depth interview with the late visionary filmed in 1995, Steve Jobs discusses at length his early days, career battles, and vision for the future. Small portions of the piece were used for a television series at the time, but the vast majority was shelved and for 17 years thought to be lost. Formats: DVD, $26.98. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971) John Schlesinger followed his Academy Award–winning "Midnight Cowboy" with this sophisticated and highly personal take on love and sex. "Sunday Bloody Sunday" depicts the romantic lives of two Londoners, a middle-aged doctor and a prickly thirtysomething divorcee -- ­played by Oscar winners Peter Finch and Glenda Jackson -- ­who are sleeping with the same handsome young artist (Murray Head). A revelation in its day, this may be the 1970s' most intelligent, multitextured film about the complexities of romantic relationships; it is keenly acted and sensitively directed, from a penetrating screenplay by novelist and critic Penelope Gilliatt. New high-definition digital restoration, supervised by director of photography Billy Williams, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: New video interviews with actor Murray Head, Williams, and production designer Luciana Arrighi; illustrated 1975 audio interview with director John Schlesinger; new interview with writer William J. Man about the making of "Sunday Bloody Sunday"; new interview with photographer Michael Childers, Schlesinger's longtime partner; trailer; booklet featuring essays by film critic Terrence Rafferty and cultural historian Ian Buruma, as well as screenwriter Penelope Gilliatt's 1971 introduction to the film's screenplay. (The Criterion Collection).
Take This Waltz (2011) Dir.: Sarah Polley; Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Luke Kirby, Sarah Silverman. Michelle Williams plays 28-year-old Margot, happily married to Lou (Seth Rogen), a good-natured cookbook author. But when Margot meets Daniel (Luke Kirby), a handsome artist who lives across the street, their mutual attraction is undeniable, taking viewers through the familiar, but uncharted question of what long-term relationships do to love, sex and our image of ourselves. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "Making of Taking the Waltz." (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
247°F (2011) Scout Taylor-Compton, Christina Ulloa, Travis Van Winkle, Tyler Mane. When four friends travel to a lakeside cabin for a carefree weekend, the fun turns into a nightmare when three of them end up locked in a hot sauna that begins to approach 247°F, the temperature at which the human body expires. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Anchor Bay).
Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns: Season 7 (2010) Three-disc set with 20 episodes, $29.98. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Lionsgate).
Upstairs Downstairs: Season Two (2012) Two-disc set with six episodes, $34.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: Cast and crew interviews. (Warner).
Wish Me Luck: The Complete Collection (1988-1990) Six-disc set with 23 episodes of the series based on the true stories of British heroines who crossed enemy lines to work undercover with the French Resistance during WWII, $79.99. Formats: DVD. Extras: Historical background on the real operation that inspired the series, photo gallery. (Acorn Media).
Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines (2012) Camilla Arfwedson, Roxanne McKee, Doug Bradley, Simon Ginty. When a small mining town hosts the legendary Mountain Man Festival on Halloween, where crowds of costumed partygoers gather for a wild night of music and mischief, a killer celebration soon gives way to a blood-soaked feeding frenzy when an inbred family of hillbilly cannibals trick and treat themselves to a group of visiting college students. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: "A Day in the Death," "Hillbilly Kills," "Director's Die-aries," commentary by Declan O'Brien. (Fox).

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Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection BLU-RAY DEBUT The ultimate box set with 15 films including 13 never before on Blu-ray, with more than 15 hours of bonus features including a newly created documentary on "The Birds." Available for a limited time only. "Psycho" (previously on Blu-ray), "The Birds," "Vertigo," "Rear Window," "North by Northwest" (previously on Blu-raY, "The Man Who Knew Too Much," "Marnie," "Saboteur," "Shadow of a Doubt," "Rope," "The Trouble with Harry," "Torn Curtain," "Topaz," "Frenzy" and "Family Plot." Read the complete press release here. And pre-order the set for $209.99 from Amazon.
All In The Family: The Complete Series Twenty-eight disc set with all 213 episodes, uncut and in their original broadcast form. A wealth of bonus features includes a 40-page collectible book with essays by Pulitzer photo Prize–winning TV critic Tom Shales and USC Media Professor Marty Kaplan, a new interview with Norman Lear, the documentary "Those Were the Days: The Birth of All in the Family," the documentary "The Television Revolution Begins: All in the Family Is On the Air," the original "All in the Family" pilot "Justice For All," the second "All in the Family" pilot "Those Were the Days" and the spin-off pilot episodes of "Gloria," "Archie Bunker's Place" and "704 Hauser." Formats: DVD, $199.99. (Shout! Factory).
Americano (2011 -- France) The offspring of some of the movies' greatest names come together in a moving drama concerning inheritance, legacy and the enduring pull of the past. After receiving news of his mother's death, Martin (Mathieu Demy, who also directed and is the son of filmmakers Agnes Varda and Jacques Demy) leaves his girlfriend (Chiara Mastroianni, daughter of Catherine Deneuve and Marcello Mastroianni) and home in Paris and sets off for his childhood home in Los Angeles to tie up the loose ends of his rocky maternal relationship. Arriving in the United States, Martin is greeted by his mother's best friend Linda (Geraldine Chaplin, daughter of Charlie Chaplin), who agrees to help him settle his mother's affairs. As Martin digs deeper into his mother's past, he discovers she had a hidden relationship with a beautiful woman named Lola (Salma Hayek), who he finds at a seedy strip club in Tijuana called the Americano. While Lola recounts her affair with his mother, Martin realizes there is more than he ever hoped to know about his mother's sordid past and his own problems with commitment. The movie serves as a tribute to filmmaking and to Demy's parents; it incorporates scenes from Varda's 1981 "Documenteur," featuring grade-schooler Mathieu Demy. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc.(MPI Home Video).
The Brain (1969 -- France) Jean-Paul Belmondo, Eli Wallach, David Niven. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Olive Films).
Cannon: Season 3 (1973-74) Six-disc set with 24 episodes, $39.95. Formats: DVD. (CBS/Paramount).
A Christmas Story 2 (2012) Daniel Stern, Braeden Lemasters, Stacey Travis, Valin Shinyei. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).
The Campaign Extended Cut (2012) Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, Katherine LaNasa, Dylan McDermott, John Lithgow, Dan Aykroyd, Brian Cox. Read more about "Campaign" in the October Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Warner).
Chuck: The Complete Series (2007-12) All five seasons. Formats: DVD, $149.98; Blu-ray Disc, $179.98. Extras: Hours of bonus features including featurettes, commentaries, deleted scenes, gag reel, more. (Warner).
Chuggington: Icy Escapades (2012) Six seasonal episodes, including "Chilly Chuggers," "Snowstruck Wilson," "Wilson's Icy Escapade," "Heave-Ho Harrison," "Hodge Sails Away" and "Rolling Reporter Wilson." Formats: DVD. (Anchor Bay).
Coma (2012) Lauren Ambrose, Steven Pasquale, Geena Davis, James Woods, Richard Dreyfuss, Ellen Burstyn. A&E miniseries based on the bestselling novel by Robin Cook and 1978 film written and directed by Michael Crichton. A medical student discovers that something sinister is going on in her hospital after routine procedures send more than a few seemingly healthy patients into comas on the operating table. Formats: DVD. (Sony).
Copper (2012) Three-disc set with 10 episodes of the first original scripted series from BBC America, about an Irish-American detective in the Five Points slum of Nw York City in 1864. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Talent commentary on select episodes, deleted scenes, "making of" documentary, character video profiles and featurettes. (BBC America).
Excision (2012) AnnaLynne McCord, Traci Lords, Ariel Winter, Roger Bart, Jeremy Sumpter, Malcolm McDowell. A disturbed and delusional high school student, Pauline (AnnaLynne McCord), with aspirations of a career in medicine, goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother (Traci Lords). While dealing with being an outcast teenager and obsession over curing her sister's cystic fibrosis, Pauline becomes continually deranged as her fascination with surgery and the human flesh grows into something abysmal and demonic. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentary, behind-the-scenes featurette. (Anchor Bay).
Greed in the Sun (1964 -- France) Lino Ventura, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Gert Frobe, Bernard Blier. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Olive Films).
House of Dark Shadows (1970) Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Kathryn Leigh Scott. Theatrical expansion of the TV series. Vampire Barnabas Collins searches for a cure so he can marry the lovely woman who resembles his long-lost fiancee Josette. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).
Long Day's Journey into Night (1962) Dir.: Sidney Lumet; Ralph Richardson, Katharine Hepburn, Jason Robards, Dean Stockwell. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Olive Films).
Love Comes Softly 10th Anniversary Collection Ten-disc set with "Love Comes Softly," "Love's Enduring Promise," "Love's Long Journey," "Love's Abiding Joy," "Love's Unending Legacy," "Love's Unfolding Dream," "Love Takes Wing," "Love Finds A Home," "Love Begins," "Love's Everlasting Courage." Formats: DVD. (Fox).
Love's Christmas Journey (2011 -- TV) Natalie Hall, JoBeth Williams, Greg Vaughan, Dylan Bruce, Bobby Campo, Charles Shaughnessy. While still mourning the loss of her husband and daughter, recently widowed Ellie visits her brother Aaron and his children for Christmas, where she meets Erik, a young man abandoned by his outlaw father whom Aaron has taken in as one of his own. When Aaron travels out of town to purchase adjacent land for farming, the season's festivities are threatened when Aaron goes missing. Formats: DVD. (Fox).
Metalocalypse Season 4 (2012) Single disc with 12 episodes. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).
My Favorite Martian: Season Three (1965-66) Five-disc set with 32 episodes, $39.98. Formats: DVD. (MPI Video).
Night of Dark Shadows (1971) David Selby, Lara Parker, John Karlen, Kate Jackson, Grayson Hall, Nancy Barrett. Sequel to "House of Dark Shadows" centers on the story of Quentin Collins and his bride Tracy at the Collinwood Mansion in Collinsport, Maine. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).
Outlaw Brothers (1990 -- Hong Kong) Frankie Chan, Ken Boyle, Anthony Carpio. Follows the exploits of two car thieves and the butt-kicking female police officer who is on their trail. Add in drug smugglers and choreographed fight scenes -- by Jackie Chan -- with brooms, fans, wrenches, and knives to make this a turbo-charged, high-octane, martial arts action film. Formats: DVD. (The Weinstein Company).
Rosemary's Baby (1968) Terrifying and darkly comic, "Rosemary's Baby" marked the Hollywood debut of Roman Polanski. This wildly entertaining nightmare, faithfully adapted from Ira Levin's best seller, stars a revelatory Mia Farrow as a young mother-to-be who grows increasingly suspicious that her overfriendly elderly neighbors, played by Sidney Blackmer and an Oscar-winning Ruth Gordon, and self-involved husband (actor and filmmaker John Cassavetes) are hatching a satanic plot against her and her baby. In the decades of occult cinema Polanski's ungodly masterpiece has spawned, it's never been outdone for sheer psychological terror. New high-definition digital restoration, approved by director Roman Polanski, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: New interviews with Polanski, actor Mia Farrow, and producer Robert Evans; "Komeda, Komeda," a feature-length documentary on the life and work of jazz musician and composer Krzysztof Komeda, who wrote the score for "Rosemary's Baby"; 1997 radio interview with author Ira Levin from Leonard Lopate's WNYC program "New York and Company" on the 1967 novel, the sequel, and the film; booklet featuring an essay by critic Ed Park and Levin's afterword for the 2003 New American Library edition of his novel, in which he discusses its and the film's origins. (The Criterion Collection).
Ruby Sparks (2012) Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Chris Messina, Elliott Gould, Antonio Banderas, Annette Bening, Steve Coogan. Read more about "Ruby Sparks" in the October Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "Behind the Story,"" Real-Life Couples: Co-Stars & Directors," "Be Careful What You Wish For. Blu-ray adds "Getting to Know the Cast," "Los Angeles: The Other Character." (Fox).
Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) Aubrey Plaza, Jake M. Johnson, Karan Soni, Mark Duplass, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kristen Bell, Jeff Garlin. Read more about "Safety Not Guaranteed" in the October Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, UltraViolet. Extras: "A Movie Making Mission" featurette, "The Ad Behind the Movie" featurette, "Time Capsule" Easter Egg. (FilmDistrict/Sony).
The Streets of San Francisco: Season 5 (2011) Six-disc set with 24 episodes, $89.98. Season 1 and Season 2 available separately for $45.98 each. Formats: DVD. (Paramount).
Taxi for Tobruk (1960 -- France) Lino Ventura, Hardy Kruger, Charles Aznavour. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Olive Films).

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All listings are based on information from the home video studios. Some release dates may change and titles may come out after a specified date (with no announcement from the studio). Additionally, some titles may be released with little or no advance announcement. And since all DVDs are priced at sell-through and are available for substantial discounts at both online and brick-and-mortar stores, we only list suggested retail prices for some special editions, box sets and collections.



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