Adventure Time: The Complete Second Season
(2010-11) Two-disc DVD and one-disc Blu-ray set with 26 episodes. Formats: DVD, $26.95; Blu-ray Disc, $32.07. Extras: Commentaries, featurette filmed by series creator Pendleton Ward that provides exclusive access to and interviews with members of his talented show team. (Cartoon Network/Warner).
Adventure Time: The Complete First Season BLU-RAY DEBUT
(2010) Single-disc with 26 episodes. (Cartoon Network/Warner).
Alfred Hitchcock: The Essentials Collection -- Limited Edition Blu-ray
Includes the new Blu-ray versions of "Rear Window," "Vertigo," "North by Northwest," "Psycho" and "The Birds" that appeared in the massive "Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection (Limited Edition)" Blu-ray set last year. $79.98. (Universal).
(2013) Documentary gets up close and personal with 16 of the most successful women in the adult film industry, revealing personal stories about their lives, why they chose the business of sex, how they got into porn in the first place, and more. The film was directed by Deborah Anderson and stars Alexis Texas, Allie Haze, April O’Neil, Ash Hollywood, Asphyxia, Belladonna, Brooklyn Lee, Francesca Le, Jesse Jane, Katsuni, Kayden Kross, Lexi Belle, Lisa Ann, Misty Stone, Tanya Tate and Teagan Presley. Formats: DVD, $22.99. (Ketchup Entertainment).
Breaking Bad: The Fifth Season
(2012) Eight episodes: "Live Free or Die," "Madrigal," "Hazard Pay," "Fifty-One," "Dead Freight," Buyout," "Say My Name" and "Gliding Over All." Formats: Four-disc DVD, $55.99; three-disc Blu-ray, $65.99. Extras: Eight-minute, uncensored bonus scene "Chicks 'N' Guns," created and produced exclusively for the home entertainment release; cast and crew commentaries on every episode; deleted scenes; outtakes; three featurettes: "Nothing Stops This Train" on location explores what a huge undertaking it is to film a modern-day train heist, "The Cleaner: Jonathan Banks as Mike" with fan-favorite Cleaner Jonathan Banks, "Chicks 'N' Guns: Behind-the-Scenes"; "Writers' Room Timelapse" takes viewers through the entire breaking of episode "Fifty-One" with commentary from the writers; Laura Fraser and Jesse Plemons audition footage; prison stunt rehearsal footage; "Gallery 1988 Art Show" with artwork inspired by the show; "Chris Hardwick's All-Star Celebrity Bowling" features team Breaking Bad going head to head with team Nerdist to raise money for charity; "Inside Breaking Bad." Blu-ray adds two featurettes: "Scene by Scene: Directors Discuss Memorable Moments" and "The Writers of Breaking Bad." (Sony).
(2012) An intimate look at the challenges and triumphs facing members of a below-the-poverty-line inner city junior high school champion chess team that has won more national championships than any other in the country amidst financial crises and unprecedented public school budget cuts. Formats: DVD, $19.99. (Millennium Entertainment).
(2011) Amanda Crew, Glen Gould, Mpho Koaho. A disgraced boxer and ex-convict is hired to abduct a runaway from a crack house in the city's notorious "Charlie Zone," and return her safely to her family. But nothing goes quite as planned and nothing is quite what it seems. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Anchor Bay).
Clint Eastwood 40 Film Collection
DVD set of 40 Eastwood films. See the complete list.Formats: DVD, $179.98. Extras: New documentary "Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story." (Warner).
Clint Eastwood 20 Film Collection
Blu-ray set of 20 Eastwood films. See the complete list.Formats: Blu-ray, $129.95. Extras: New documentary "Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story." (Warner).
Combat!: The Complete Third Season
(1965-66) Eight-disc set with 32 episodes, $39.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: Commentaries, photo gallery, oddities & bloopers. (Image Entertainment).
Creature From the Black Lagoon: Classic Monsters BLU-RAY SINGLES DEBUT
(1954) Richard Carlson, Julia Adams. Extras: "Creature from the Black Lagoon" 3D version, "Back to the Black Lagoon," production photographs, commentary with film historian Tom Weaver. Also available on DVD. (Universal).
The Company We Keep
(2010) Nefetari Spencer, Shelli Boone, Stephen Bishop. A female record company exec juggles life and love in this ensemble urban rom-com. Formats: DVD. (Entertainment One).
Curious George: The Complete Sixth Season
(2012) Two-disc set with 20 fun-filled episodes with George and friends as they explore his world and invent clever solutions to memorable mis-adventures. Formats: DVD. (Universal).
Dirty Mary Crazy Larry/Race With the Devil Double Feature BLU-RAY DEBUT
"Dirty Mary Crazy Larry" (1974): Peter Fonda, Susan George, Adam Roarke, Vic Morrow. "Race With the Devil" (1975): Peter Fonda, Warren Oates. (Shout! Factory).
Dora the Explorer: Dora Rocks!
(2012) Three sing-along, rockin' episodes with Dora and Boots: "Dora Rocks!" "Baby Bongo's Big Music Show" and "Little Map." Formats: DVD, $14.99. (Nickelodeon/Paramount).
Earthquake BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1974) Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy, Lorne Greene, Genevieve Bujold, Richard Roundtree, Marjoe Gortner, Barry Sullivan, Lloyd Nolan, Victoria Principal, Walter Matthau. (Universal).
Electra Glide in Blue BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1973) Robert Blake, Billy Green Bush, Mitch Ryan, Jeannine Riley. Extras: Commentary and introduction by director James William Guercio, trailer. (Shout! Factory).
Escape From Planet Earth
(2013) Voices of Brendan Fraser, Rob Corddry, Jessica Alba, Sarah Jessica Parker, William Shatner, Kaitlin Olson, James Gandolfini, Craig Robinson, Ricky Gervais, Sofia Vergara. Read more about "Escape From Planet Earth" in the June Calendar.Formats: DVD, 3D Blu-ray /Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary with director Cal Brunker, "The Making of Escape From Planet Earth," alternate takes and deleted scenes; music featurettes from Delta Rae, Owl City and Cody Simpson. (The Weinstein Co./Anchor Bay).
Falling Skies: The Complete Second Season
(2012) Ten episodes of TNT's alien invasion series. Formats: Three-disc DVD, $39.98; two-disc Blu-ray, $49.99; Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurettes, "The Skitter Evolution," tour of the "Falling Skies" set, commentaries, and an exclusive trading card from Rittenhouse included on pack. (Warner).
The First Churchills
(1969) Three-disc set of the classic miniseries that launched Masterpiece Theatre, $59.99.
Formats: DVD. Extras: Exclusive interview with Susan Hampshire; photo gallery; 10-page insert with a sampling of the Churchills' real love letters, glossary of historical figures and terms, and House of Stuart family tree. (Acorn Media).
Frontline: The Economic Meltdown
(2013) Two-disc set with five fascinating "Frontline" programs about one of the worst economic crises in America's history: "Inside the Meltdown," "Ten Trillion and Counting," "Breaking the Bank," "The Warning" and "Cliffhanger." Formats: DVD, $39.99. (PBS Distribution).
A Good Day to Die Hard
(2013) Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Yuliya Snigir, Cole Hauser, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Amaury Nolasco, Sebastian Koch, Anne Vyalitsyna. Read more about "A Good Day to Die Hard" in the June Calendar.Formats: DVD, two-disc extended edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Blu-ray Extras: Deleted scenes, 15-part "Making It Hard to Die" behind-the-scenes documentary, "Anatomy of a Car Chase," "Two of a Kind," "Back in Action," "The New Face of Evil," pre-vis sequences, VFX Sequences, stills gallery (storyboards, concept art), theatrical trailers, commentary by director John Moore and first assistant director Mark Cotone, "Maximum McClane." (Fox).
(2013) Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, Tip "T.I." Harris, Genesis Rodriguez, John Cho, Robert Patrick, Eric Stonestreet.Read more about "Identity Thief" in the June Calendar. Includes both rated and unrated versions. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Gag reel, "The Making of Identity Thief." Blu-ray adds "Scene Stealing: Capturing the Humor of Identity Thief," "The Skiptracer's Van," alternate takes. (Universal).
Ice Road Truckers: Season 6
(2012) Four-disc set with 16 episodes; this season, veteran drivers Hugh, Alex, Rick and Jack compete with three newcomers to battle the farthest reaches of the North American continent. Formats: DVD, $39.99. Extras: Thirteen shorts never-before-seen on TV. (History Channel/Lionsgate).
In Old Arizona BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1928) Warner Baxter, Edmund Lowe, Dorothy Burgess. A charismatic bandit must outsmart the sheriff trying to catch him and a double-dealing Mexican beauty in this Western that was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Featuring an Oscar-winning performance by Warner Baxter as The Cisco Kid. (Fox).
The Invisible Man: Classic Monsters BLU-RAY SINGLES DEBUT
(1933) Dir.: James Whale; Claude Rains. Extras: Now You See Him: The Invisible Man Revealed, production photographs, commentary with film historian Rudy Behlmer. Also available on DVD. (Universal).
It's a Disaster
(2012) Julia Stiles, America Ferrera, David Cross, Rachel Boston, Erinn Hayes. In this doomsday comedy, four couples who meet for Sunday brunch find themselves stranded in a house together as the world may be about to end. When Tracy Scott (Stiles) decides to introduce her new beau Glenn (Cross) to her three friends and their significant others, what starts out as a friendly brunch turns into an impromptu therapy session and airing of domestic grievances. Compounding the situation is a mysterious attack on the city that may signal the end of civilization. Formats: DVD. (Oscilloscope Laboratories).
Journey of the Universe
(2012) Emmy Award-winning documentary, broadcast on over 275 PBS television stations, weaves a tapestry of scientific discoveries in astronomy, geology, biology, ecology and biodiversity with humanistic insights concerning the nature of the universe. From The Big Bang, or Great Flaring Forth, to the epic impact humans have on the planet today, "Journey of the Universe" is designed to inspire a new understanding and closer relationship with Earth in a period of growing environmental and social crisis. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Shelter Island).
Journey of the Universe: Conversations
(2012) A 20 episode collection of interviews with some of the world's greatest minds in science, history and environmental studies. The 10 hour, four-disc series integrates the perspectives of the sciences and the humanities into a retelling of our 14 billion year story. "Conversations" with scientists, historians, and environmentalists explores the unfolding story of Earth, the universe and the role of humans in responding to our present challenges. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Shelter Island).
The Last Ride
(2012) Henry Thomas, Jesse James, Kaley Cuoco, Fred Dalton Thompson, Stephen Tobolowsky. Based on the controversial life story of singer-songwriter Hank Williams, country music's original bad boy. The man, the myth and the music come together when Williams travels from Alabama in 1952 to a series of New Year's shows in West Virginia and Ohio. This remarkable journey leads straight into the heart and soul of the legendary performer ... as he takes one last shot at redemption. Featuring all-new versions of Williams' greatest songs. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: A Look Inside The Last Ride. (Fox).
Mad Max Trilogy BLU-RAY
Three-disc set with "Mad Max" (1979), "Mad Max Road Warrior" (1982) and "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome" (1985). Available in limited premium tin packaging, $49.99. (Warner).
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1985) Mel Gibson, Tina Turner. (Warner).
(2013) Liev Schreiber, Toni Collette, Caroline Goodall, Anthony LaPaglia, Kerry Fox, Deborah Mailman, Rebecca Gibney, Lily Sullivan. Comedy about a charismatic, crazy hothead who transforms a family's life when she becomes the nanny of five girls whose mother has cracked from her husband's political ambitions and infidelity. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Interviews. (Universal).
Midway BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1976) Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glenn Ford, Hal Holbrook, Toshiro Mifune, Robert Mitchum, Cliff Robertson, Robert Wagner, Robert Webber, Ed Nelson, James Shiget Extras: "The Making of Midway"; "The Score of Midway"; "Sensurround: The Sounds of Midway"; "Scenes Shot for the TV Version"; "They Were There," hosted by Charlton Heston; photograph montage. (Universal).
Mosquita y Mari
(2012) Fenessa Pineda, Venecia Troncoso. Coming of age drama on family, friendship and first love. After being assigned as study partners, two Latina high schoolers fall gradually in love against the backdrop of life in Southeast Los Angeles. Formats: DVD. Extras: Making-of featurette "Behind the Scenes of Mosquita & Mari"; director Aurora Guerrero's short film, "Viernes Girl," about a young Salvadoran girl who gets creative with her ways of interfering in her brother's romances. (Wolfe Video).
Mountain Men: Season 1
(2012) Two-disc set with eight episodes of the reality series, $19.98. This highly rated History series follows three men -- Eustace Conway, Tom Oar and Marty Meierotto -- who live in different parts of the United States who live in the mountains and have devoted their lives to survival in its simplest form. Formats: DVD. Extras: Bonus footage. (Lionsgate).
The Mummy: Classic Monsters BLU-RAY SINGLES DEBUT
(1932) Boris Karloff. Extras: "Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed"; "He Who Made Monsters: The Life and Art of Jack Pierce"; "Unraveling the Legacy of The Mummy"; "The Mummy" archives; commentary with Rick Baker, Scott Essman, Steve Haberman, Bob Burns and Brent Armstrong; commentary with film historian Paul M. Jensen. Also available on DVD. (Universal).
The Odd Couple BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1968) Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon. (Warner).
(1933) Gloria Swanson, Laurence Olivier, John Halliday. Cinema icons Gloria Swanson and Laurence Olivier made just one film together, and now that rarely seen gem -- a 1933 romantic comedy written by a young Michael Powell -- has been recovered and restored for its Blu-ray and DVD debut. The film was shot at London's renowned comedy factory Ealing Studios, and is an eye-opener for its candid treatment of sexuality and pregnancy; just a few years later such frankness would be tamped down in the U.K., as it would in Hollywood. It was also a pivotal film for Gloria Swanson, who had struggled in the early years of the talkies to maintain the vaunted position she had held as a silent-screen superstar. She produced the film herself, and it was the only one she made in Britain. Judy (Swanson) and Nicholas (Olivier) are a young society couple who marry based on the "perfect understanding" that they will be allowed to enjoy extramarital adventures and never let jealousy come between them. That arrangement is soon put to the test when, during their honeymoon, they go to Cannes to spend time with friends. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Two shorts from 1933: "Husband's Reunion" and "Dream Stuff," both produced by another icon of early screen comedy, Mack Sennett. (Cohen Film Collection).
Phantom of the Opera: Classic Monsters BLU-RAY SINGLES DEBUT
(1943) Claude Rains, Susanna Foster, Nelson Eddy. Extras: "The Opera Ghost: A Phantom Unmasked," production photographs, feature commentary with film historian Scott MacQueen. Also available on DVD. (Universal).
The Politician's Wife
(1995) A woman's life is turned upside down when it is revealed that her husband, a member of the British Parliament, has been having an affair with a former prostitute; though she publicly stands by her man, she secretly orchestrates a political power play against him. Formats: DVD. Extras: Background essay by writer Paula Milne. (Acorn Media).
A Portrait of James Dean: Joshua Tree, 1951
(2012) James Preston, Dan Glenn, Dalilah Rain, Edward Singletary Jr., Robert Gant, Erin Daniels. Set primarily in the early 1950s and focusing on James Dean's experiences as an up-and-coming actor in Los Angeles, writer-director Matthew Mishory's debut feature film is a series of revealing and sometimes dreamlike vignettes that blend biographical and fictionalized elements to present pivotal moments in a remarkable life. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Mishory's award-winning short film "Delphinium: A Childhood Portrait of Derek Jarman." (Wolfe Video).
Pretty Little Liars: The Complete Third Season
(2012-13) Five-disc set with 24 episodes of the very popular ABC Family teen drama mystery-thriller series based on the novels written by Sara Shepard. As the third season began, a summer had passed since Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer found out about Mona being "A" and the death of Maya. With the terror seemingly over and an alleged murderer now behind bars, the town of Rosewood was slowly healing from old and new wounds ... but the four girls are hardly over what happened. With post-traumatic stress, anger and the acquisition of more secrets, they're anything but fine. Now back together and coming upon the second anniversary of Alison's disappearance, the girls find themselves back on the defensive when a shocking event rocks Rosewood. Formats: DVD, $59.98. Extras: "The 'A' Network" featurette, gag reel, deleted scenes, "Pretty Little Liars" bonus webisodes (originally aired on ABCFamily.com). (Warner).
Rawhide: The Sixth Season -- Volume One
(1963-64) Four-disc set with 15 episodes of the classic TV Western about cowboys and cattle drives, starring Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood and James Murdock. Formats: DVD, $45.99. (Paramount).
Rawhide: The Sixth Season -- Volume Two
(1963-64) Four-disc set with 16 episodes of the classic TV Western about cowboys and cattle drives, starring Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood and James Murdock. Formats: DVD, $45.99. (Paramount).
Ring of Fire
(2013 -- TV) Jewel, Francis Conroy, Matt Ross. Based on the book "Anchored in Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash," penned by Cash's son John Carter Cash, this Lifetime biopic delves into the compelling history of the legendary singer-songwriter. June Carter Cash wrote Johnny Cash's most famous song, "Ring of Fire," while she was falling in love with the fascinating yet difficult musician. The telefilm explores that volatile relationship, as seen through the eyes of their son, John, as well as profiles the woman who patiently supported one of country music's biggest stars as she found her own idiosyncratic path to stardom. Formats: DVD. Extras: Biography full-length Johnny Cash special. (Lionsgate).
(2012 -- Japan) Satomi Ishihara, Koji Seto, Tsutomu Takahashi, Shota Sometani. A deranged man attempts to bring back Sadako -- the vicious spirit, hungry for blood and souls on the haunted videotape from "The Ring" -- to the Internet in the form of footage of a suicide said to drive anyone who sees it to also commit suicide. This time the rein of terror of the long-haired girl in the white nightgown extends to all forms of technology: PC screens, mobile phones, jumbotrons and more. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Well Go USA).
The Shadow BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1994) Alec Baldwin, John Lone, Penelope Ann Miller, Peter Boyle, Ian McKellen, Tim Curry, Jonathan Winters. (Universal).
Sistas the Musical
(2013) Tracey Conyer Lee, Jennifer Fouche, Amy Goldberger, April Nixon, Lexi Rhoades. After their grandmother passes away, a group of sisters come together to pick a song to honor her legacy at her memorial service. Going through her keepsakes, the women uncover mementos that testify to their grandmother's profound contributions to their family history and their community ... telling their stories through the many indelible songs that trace the rich and conflicted history of Black women that span the days of Jim Crow, the 60's Girl Groups, the emerging female empowerment of the 90s, and the unique challenges of today's youth. Formats: DVD, $14.98. (One Village Entertainment).
(2010 -- TV) Docudrama retelling the Canadian assault of Juno Beach on D-Day, as told via reenactment and through interviews with those who were there. Formats: DVD. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette "Inside Storming Juno," making-of featurette. (Entertainment One).
12 Rounds 2: Reloaded
(2013) Randy Orton, Brian Markinson. Paramedic Nick Malloy (Orton) receives a terrifying call from a vengeful psychopath connected to his past: The maniac threatens to unleash a murder spree unless Nick can complete a series of 12 challenges without involving the cops or missing a single deadline.
Formats: DVD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD. Extras: "Randy Orton Reloaded," "The Action of 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded," "Locations: From Heller's Lair to the Sugar Factory," commentary. (WWE/Fox).
(2011 -- Singapore) Tedd Chan, Stella Chung, Philip Hersh. After an army recruit dies during a 24 hour road march, strange things begin to happen, haunting all the soldiers in the barracks. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "The Making of 23:59," trailers. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
The Twilight Zone: The Complete Second Season
(1960-61) Five-disc set with 29 episodes, $29.98. Formats: DVD. (Image Entertainment).
(2012 -- Argentina) Adrian Suar, Carla Peterson, Julieta Diaz, Juan Minujin. Erotic comedy has two couples exploring their sexual boundaries while juggling their everyday lives with kids and soccer practice. The highest grossing comedy ever in Argentina. Formats: DVD. (Strand Releasing).
Vexed, Series 2
(2012) U.S. debut on DVD of the British buddy cop drama starring Toby Stephens and Miranda Raison featuring sharp scripts, strong performances, and an enjoyable mix of comedy and crime-solving with a twist. Two-disc set with six episodes, $49.99. Formats: DVD. Extras: Behind-the-scenes photo gallery. (Acorn Media).
(2013) Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Analeigh Tipton, Rob Corddry, Dave Franco, John Malkovich, Cory Hardrict. Read more about "Warm Bodies" in the June Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet. Extras: "Boy Meets, ER, Doesn't Eat Girl" featurette, "R&J" featurette, "A Little Less Dead" featurette, "Extreme Zombie Make-Over!" featurette, "A Wreck in Progress" featurette, "Bustin Caps" featurette, "Beware of the Boneys" featurette, "Whimsical Sweetness: Teresa Palmer's Warm Bodies Home Movies" featurette, "Zombie Acting Tips With Rob Corddry" featurette, commentary with director Jonathon Levine and actors Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palme, deleted scenes, "Shrug and Groan" gag reel. (Summit/Lionsgate).
W.C. Fields Comedy Favorites Collection
Three-disc set with 10 W.C. Fields films: "International House," "Man on the Flying Trapeze," "My Little Chickadee," "It's a Gift," "Poppy," "The Bank Dick," "You Can't Cheat an Honest Man," "Never Give a Sucker an Even Break," "The Old Fashioned Way" and "You're Telling Me!"
Formats: DVD, $19.98. (Universal).
War: 10-Movie Collection
Three-disc set with "The Eagle and the Hawk," "To Hell and Back," "In Enemy Country," "The Last Outpost," "Battle Hymn," "Raid on Rommel," "Wake Island," "Jet Pilot," "Ulzana's Raid" and "Bengal Brigade." Formats: DVD, $14.98. (Universal).
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(2013) Cuba Gooding Jr., Emmanuelle Vaugier, Evert McQueen, Ty Hungerford. An FBI agent investigating the murder of a businessman who led a secret double life teams up with the slain man's widow to uncover an intricate web of deceit more shocking and more sinister than anyone could have imagined. Set against the backdrop of Australia's stunning Gold Coast. Formats: DVD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Sony).
Atlantis: The Lost Empire/Atlantis: Milo's Return BLU-RAY DEBUT
(2001/2003) Animated adventures has Milo Thatch and his fearless crew diving into the mysteries of the sea, bringing them face-to-face with gigantic sea monsters, spectacular spirits and the mythical land of Atlantis. Three-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack includes both films on a single Blu-ray disc plus each film on individual DVDs. (Disney).
Betty & Coretta
(2012) Angela Bassett, Mary J. Blige, Malik Yoba. Two extraordinary women, Coretta Scott King (Bassett), wife of Martin Luther King Jr., and Dr. Betty Shabazz (Blige), wife of Malcolm X, come to life in this Lifetime drama. After their husbands' tragic assassinations, they developed a unique friendship spanning three decades as they carried on the civil rights movement while supporting their families as single mothers. Formats: DVD. (Lionsgate).
Beverly Lewis' The Confession
(2013 -- TV) Katie Leclerc, Sherry Stringfield, Bill Oberst Jr., Cameron Deane Stewart, Julia Whelan. Sequel to the Hallmark Channel's "Beverly Lewis' The Shunning," based on the second novel of "The Heritage of Lancaster County" trilogy from New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis. Katie Lapp (Leclerc), a young Amish woman, goes on a journey in search of her identity -- only to find herself embroiled in a mystery that must be solved before she can be reunited with the "Englisher" mother, who gave her up for adoption 20 years earlier. Directed by Michael Landon Jr. Formats: DVD. (Sony).
The Black Kung Fu Experience
(2013) Chronicles kung fu's black pioneers and heroes, exploring the intersection of African-American and Asian cultures; the documentary traces the rise of the black kung fu experience in the 1960s and 70s, and then reconnects with the contemporary martial arts scene in Washington D.C., Los Angeles, the Virgin Islands, Jamaica and Hong Kong. Formats: DVD, $24.99. (PBS Distribution).
Burn Notice: Season 6
(2012) Four-disc set with 18 episodes, $49.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Matt Nix Gets Burned" extended story line featurette, deleted scenes, commentary for "Shockwave," gag reel. (Fox).
(2012 -- Serbia and Montenegro) Isidora Simijonovic, Vukasin Jasnic, Sanja Mikitisin, Jovo Maksic. Dynamic, disturbing portrait of contemporary Serbian youth. Jasna, a pretty girl in her mid-teens with a terminally ill father and dispirited mother at home, is disillusioned by her unglamorous life in a dismal Belgrade suburb. Opposing everyone, including herself, she experiments with sex, drugs and partying. Jasna is left with nothing to help her navigate her world other than her camera phone and a strong desire to capture clips of her life speeding by. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Hollywood and Vice: Maja in LA," an interview with director Maja Milos, trailers, 12-Page collectable booklet. (Artsploitation).
The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Complete Third Season BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1963-64) Three-disc set with 32 episodes, $59.98. Extras: TV Academy Tribute to Carl Reiner featuring George Clooney, Mary Tyler Moore's appearance on "The Danny Kaye Show," commentaries with Carl Reiner and Dick Van Dyke, Emmy Award telecast featuring the cast, rare rehearsal footage, network promo spots, photo galleries, more. (Image Entertainment).
Doctor Who: Inferno Special Edition
The Doctor (Third Doctor Jon Pertwee), along with his assistant Liz Shaw, is concerned that a top-secret project that involves drilling down into the crust of the Earth will have disastrous consequences for the whole world. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Can You Hear The Earth Scream?" making-of featurette, deleted scene, photo gallery, commentary. (BBC Home Entertainment).
Doctor Who: The Mind of Evil
The Doctor (Third Doctor Jon Pertwee) and Jo arrive at Stangmoor Prison for a demonstration of a machine that can pacify even the most dangerous of criminals, but things start to go horribly wrong -- especially when they discover that the Doctor's old enemy, the Master, is responsible for the machine. Formats: DVD. Extras: "The Military Mind" making-of featurette; "Behind the Scenes: Television Centre," photo gallery, commentary. (Studio).
(2011 -- China) One of China's foremost directors, Wang Xiaoshuai, has created a moving coming-of-age tale set in the final days of China's Cultural Revolution. Eleven-year-old Wang lives with his family in a remote village in Guizhou province. Life is tough, but they make the most of what little they have. When Wang is selected to lead his school in their daily gymnastics, he's told he must wear a clean, new shirt, which forces his family to make a great sacrifice. Soon after, Wang has an encounter with a wounded, desperate man on the run. In no time their fates are intertwined. Formats: DVD, $27.95. (First Run features).
The Emperor's New Groove/Kronk's New Groove BLU-RAY DEBUT
(2000/2005) Three-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack that includes both films on a single Blu-ray disc plus each film on individual DVDs. (Disney).
Enter The Dragon 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition Giftset
(1973) Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Ahna Capri, Jim Kelly. Bruce Lee was an incredible athlete and mixed martial artist who, despite making a limited number of movies during his short life, became a charismatic megastar and left a permanent mark on cinema and popular culture. Even Time Magazine agreed. They included Lee in the "100 Most Important People of the 20th century" issue (Heroes and Icons 1999). "Enter the Dragon" continues to resonate with today's audiences. It was a major theatrical hit 40 years ago, grossing approximately $25 million domestically -- the equivalent of almost $180 million in today's box office. "Enter the Dragon" has sold more than 450,000 units on DVD and Blu-ray since 2004. In 2004, "Enter the Dragon" was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, $49.99. Extras: Commentary by producer Paul Heller; three new featurettes: "No Way As Way" (on the legacy of Bruce Lee), "The Return to Han's Island" and "Wing Chun: The Art That Introduced Kung Fu to Bruce Lee"; interview gallery featuring Lee's wife, Linda Lee Caldwell; vintage pieces "Backyard Workout With Bruce Lee," "Curse of the Dragon," "Location: Hong Kong With Enter the Dragon," "Blood and Steel: The Making of Enter the Dragon," "Personal Profile Bruce Lee: In His Own Words"; five trailers, seven TV spots. Giftset also includes collectible art cards, a lenticular card and an embroidered patch. (Warner).
Fairly Legal: Season Two
(2012) Three-disc set with 13 episodes. Formats: DVD. (Universal).
Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder
(2010) This incisive and entertaining portrait of American poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti explores his vital role as catalyst for numerous literary careers and for the Beat movement itself. Interviews with Ferlinghetti and others reveal a rich melange of characters and events that unfolded in postwar America, including the publication of Allen Ginsberg's "Howl," William S. Burroughs' "Naked Lunch," and Jack Kerouac's "On the Road." In 1953 Ferlinghetti opened City Lights Bookstore, which quickly evolved into an iconic institution symbolizing social change and literary freedom. Six decades later, it's still going. Featuring Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Pulitzer Prize winner Gary Snyder, Dennis Hopper, former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, Dave Eggers, Anne Waldman, Obie Award winner Michael McClure, PEN Open Book Award winner Amiri Baraka, Bob Dylan and others. Formats: DVD, $24.95. Extras: Ferlinghetti reads his poem "The History of the Airplane." (First Run Features).
Fred Won't Move Out
(2012) Elliott Gould, Fred Melamed, Stephanie Roth Haberle, Judith Roberts, Mfoniso Udofia, Ariana Altman. With levity and sadness, two grown children and their aging parents struggle with the decision about whether the older generation -- mom has Alzheimer's and dad is in the early stages of senility -- should stay in the house where they have lived for 50 years. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Virgil Films).
Ghost Hunters: Season 8 Part 2
(2012) Four-disc set with 26 episodes, $24.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: Bonus footage, deleted scenes. (Image Entertainment).
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
(2013) Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Thomas Mann, Zoe Bell, Peter Stormare, Derek Mears. Read more about "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" in the June Calendar. In rated and unrated versions. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 3D Blu-ray/Blu-ray/DVD Combo,, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Blu-ray Extras: "Reinventing Hansel & Gretel." "The Witching Hours," "Meet Edward the Troll." (Paramount).
(2013) Thought-provoking feature-length documentary that explores today's highly contentious debate over the Christian doctrine of hell, featuring interviews with an eclectic group of authors, theologians, pastors, social commentators, musicians, exorcists and other high profile participants in the debate. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. Extras: Commentary, "To Hell and Back" featurette, nine bonus interview outtakes. (Virgil Films).
History Classics: After People
(2006-10) Mystifying glimpse into humanity's post-apocalyptic future with four History programs on the fate of humans and our planet, offering an intelligent and provocative look at some of the grim realities we face: "Life After People," "After Armageddon," "Mega Drought" and "Mega Freeze."
Formats: Three-disc DVD, $19.98. (Lionsgate).
House of Cards: The Complete First Season
(2013) Four-disc set with 13 episodes. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).
I Want My Name Back
(2011) If you know your old-school rap history, then you know that the legendary Sugarhill Gang introduced Hip-Hop to the world with the Top 40 Hit "Rapper's Delight" in 1979. But the story you haven't heard is the shocking truth about how greed and betrayal led to the band's fall into obscurity. From chart-topping superstars to broke outcasts, band members Master Gee and Wonder Mike were left with almost nothing. This documentary takes a look at the group's rise to fame and how they were taken for a ride by an unscrupulous record company, losing their money and their name in the process. Formats: DVD, Digital. (One Village Entertainment).
(2012) Suspenseful account of the events surrounding the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. While some aspects of the plot to slay Lincoln and cripple the union are widely known, much more of the history unfolds in this thriller based on the best-selling book by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. Narrated by Tom Hanks and produced by Tony Scott and Ridley Scott; stars Billy Campbell as President Lincoln. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentary featuring executive producer and screenwriter Erik Jendresen, an interview with author Bill O'Reilly, "Uncovering the Truth: The Making of Killing Lincoln," "Lincoln In Virginia." (Fox).
(2012) Rob Lowe, Julie Bowen, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jamie Chung, Saffron Burrows, Eric McCormack, Jennifer Morrison, Richard Schiff. A political strategist juggling three clients questions whether or not to take the high road as the ugly side of his work begins to haunt him. Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).
A Labor of Love
(1976) Documents the heart-felt and earnest attempt by a naive Chicago filmmaker to create "The Last Affair," a serious drama that was to include hard core, X-rated sex scenes. The documentary highlights the struggles with the inexperienced cast and the director's attempts to galvanize the production and make a serious film even though the backers want the film to be 80 percent sex in order to cash in on the new "legitimacy" of big-time, big-screen porn (ala "Deep Throat"). Restored in 2K from a 16mm Ektachrome original. Formats: DVD. Extras: Audio interview with directors Bob Flaxman and Dan Goldman; video interview with Flaxman. (Vinegar Syndrome).
Lilo & Stitch/Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch BLU-RAY DEBUT
(2002/2005) The story of Lilo, a lonely little girl, and Stitch, a mischievous little creature from outer space. When Stitch crash-lands in Hawaii, Lilo adopts him as her pet, but he soon turns her world upside down. Three-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack that includes both films on a single Blu-ray disc plus each film on individual DVDs. (Disney).
Major Crimes: The Complete First Season
(2012) Three-disc set with 10 episodes, $39.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Major Crimes: Major Challenge" featurette, "Crossing the Tape: Inside the Major Crimes Squad" featurette, "Raydor's Rookie: Introducing Kearran Giovanni" mini-featurette, "A New Home: A Chat With Graham Patrick Martin" mini-featurette, deleted scenes, gag reel. (Warner).
(2012 -- South Korea) Byung-hun Lee. Political intrigue, betrayal, peril and forbidden romance play out in this critically acclaimed drama set in the royal palace of Korea's ancient Joseon Dynasty. Amid national chaos and a fear for his life, tyrannical King Gwanghae orders his trusted counselor to find a royal body double; he recruits a crude, working-class peasant, a village performer who bears a startling resemblance to the ruler. When the king falls into a coma from poisoning, the double takes the throne and follows his heart -- no matter what the price -- to save his country from collapse and its oppressed people from despair. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Lighting and Cinematography" and "Production Design" featurettes, deleted scenes, trailers. (CJ Entertainment America/Inception Media Group).
Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary
(2012) Before he was convicted of murdering a policeman in 1981 and sentenced to die, Mumia Abu-Jamal was a gifted journalist and brilliant writer. Now after more than 30 years in prison, Mumia is not only still alive but continuing to report, provoke and inspire. This documentary is a portrait of a man whom many consider America's most famous political prisoner -- a man whose existence tests our beliefs about freedom of expression. Through prison interviews, archival footage, and dramatic readings, and aided by a potent chorus of voices including Cornel West, Alice Walker, Angela Davis and others, the film explores Mumia's life before, during and after Death Row. Formats: DVD, $24.95. Extras: Short Film: "Manufacturing Guilt: Is Mumia Innocent?" (First Run Features).
Necessary Roughness: Season Two
(2012-13) Four-disc set with 16 episodes. Formats: DVD. (Universal).
The Newsroom: The Complete First Season
(2012) Four-disc set with 10 episodes of the series that focuses on an ambitious group of broadcast journalists who set out on a patriotic mission to bring integrity back to the news in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles. Stars Emily Mortimer, Jeff Daniels, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Dev Patel, Olivia Munn and Sam Waterston. Formats: DVD, $59.99; Blu-ray Disc, $79.98; Digital. Extras: "Mission Control" behind-the-scenes featurette; "The Rundown" roundtable discussion with cast and crew; deleted scenes; commentaries; "Inside the Episodes" with creator Aaron Sorkin; episodic previews & recaps. (HBO).
(2009 -- Hong Kong) Luxia Jiang, Sam Lee, Eddie Cheung. A martial arts instructor is recruited as a bodyguard for an extremely powerful couple and when her employers are kidnapped, she's forced into a deadly world of underground fighting to rescue them. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Making of Ninja Masters" featurette. (Lionsgate).
Ninja III: The Domination
(1984) Sho Kosugi, Lucinda Dickey, Jordan Bennett. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo. (Scream Factory/Shout! Factory).
Oz the Great and Powerful
(2013) Dir.: Sam Raimi;James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff.
Read more about "Oz the Great and Powerful" in the June Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Bloopers, "Walt Disney and the Road to Oz." Blu-ray adds "The Magic of Oz the Great and Powerful" (Second Screen Experience) immersive Second Screen experience that details all things Oz and includes an interactive map as well as access to "The Enchanting Characters and Creatures of Oz," "The Sounds of Magical Oz," "Sleight of Hand: Zach Braff Puppet Theater" and the Mariah Carey music video; "My Journey in Oz by James Franco," a personal story produced and directed by James Franco; "Mr. Elfman's Musical Concoctions" interview with composer Danny Elfman; "China Girl and the Suspension of Disbelief"; "Before Your Very Eyes: From Kansas to Oz"; "Mila's Metamorphosis." (Disney).
Perry Mason: The Ninth & Final Season -- Volume One
(2012) Four-disc set with 15 episodes, $45.99. The first part of the last season of America's favorite courtroom drama, based on the character created by Erle Stanley Gardner. Raymond Burr stars as Mason, an attorney who specializes in defending seemingly indefensible cases. With the aid of secretary Della Street and investigator Paul Drake, Mason digs deeply into his cases, revealing startling facts and, relying on his outstanding courtroom skills, often tricks or traps people into unwittingly admitting their guilt. Formats: DVD. (Paramount).
The Philadelphia Experiment
(2012) Nicholas Lea, Michael Pare, Ryan Robbins, Emilie Ullerup, Gina Holden, Malcolm McDowell. Syfy Channel reimagining of the time travel cult classic about a WWII experiment that accidently sends a Navy destroyer 70 years into the future. Pare starred in the original. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Anchor Bay).
Power Rangers Super Samurai: Secret of the Red Ranger -- Volume 4
(2012) Four episodes and two music videos, $14.98. The Rangers fight to take down Serrator's secret plan to split apart the world. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: "Everyday Fun" music video, "The Power Rangers MEGA Album Playlist" video. (Lionsgate).
Ring of Fire
(2013) Michael Vartan, Terry O'Quinn, Lee Smith. When unsafe drilling by an oil company causes a volcanic eruption in a small town, scientists soon realize that the explosion is just the first in a series that could trigger the dangerous "Ring of Fire" of the world's volcanoes, setting off a cataclysmic chain of events that could destroy the earth. Kick off feature of the ReelzChannel five-film doomsday series. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Sonar Entertainment/Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment).
Rizzoli & Isles: The Complete Third Season
(2012) Three-disc set with 15 episodes, $39.98. Formats: DVD Extras: "Case Closed: Crafting the Shifting Worlds Of Rizzoli & Isles" featurette, "Family Matters" series of mini-featurettes, personnel files, unaired scenes, gag reel. (Warner).
(2013) Dwayne Johnson,Barry Pepper, Jon Bernthal, Michael K. Williams, Melina Kanakaredes, Nadine Velazquez, Rafi Gavron, David Harbour, Benjamin Bratt, Susan Sarandon. Read more about "Snitch" in the June Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Privileged Information: The Making of Snitch" multi-part documentary, commentary with director Ric Roman Waugh and editor Jonathan Chibnall, deleted scenes. (Summit Entertainment/Lionsgate).
The Taste of Money
(2012 -- South Korea) Yun-shik Baek, Hyo-jin Kim, Kang-woo Kim. The personal assistant to the wife of the head of a multinational conglomerate gets involved in corruption and a torrid series of intra-familial deceptions. Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).
Tom and Jerry: The Golden Collection Volume 2
Two-disc set with 42 remastered shorts directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.
Formats: DVD, $26.99; Blu-ray Disc, $34.99. (Warner).
(2012) Aurelia Riley, Daniel Baldwin, Warwick Davis, Patrick Flanagan, Jay Laga'aia. After a messy divorce, a young woman discovers that she has bigger problems when she encounters a ghostly child in the mirrors of her new home -- and the young boy has a horrifying secret for her. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Inception Media).
The Wedding Band: The Complete First Season
(2012-13) Three-disc set with 10 episodes, $39.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Finding the Rhythm: Music and Comedy Wedding Themes." (Fox).
Wild Strawberries BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1957) Traveling to accept an honorary degree, Professor Isak Borg -- masterfully played by veteran director Victor Sjostrom ("The Phantom Carriage")-- is forced to face his past, come to terms with his faults, and make peace with the inevitability of his approaching death. Through flashbacks and fantasies, dreams and nightmares, "Wild Strawberries" dramatizes one man's voyage of self-discovery. This richly humane masterpiece, full of iconic imagery, is a treasure from the golden age of art-house cinema and one of the films that catapulted Ingmar Bergman to international acclaim. New high-definition digital film transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack. Extras: Commentary by film scholar Peter Cowie; introduction by director Ingmar Bergman; "Ingmar Bergman on Life and Work," a 90-minute documentary by filmmaker and author Jorn Donner; behind-the-scenes footage shot by Bergman; booklet featuring an essay by film writer Mark Le Fanu. (The Criterion Collection).
(2013) Jack Plotnick, Alexis Dziena, Steve Little, William Fichtner. Dolph Springer awakens one morning to find he has lost the sole love of his life -- his dog, Paul. Desperate to reunite with his best friend and to set things right, Dolph embarks on a journey that spirals into the realm of the absurd, drastically altering the lives of several severely bizarro characters, including a promiscuous pizza delivery girl, a mentally unstable, jogging-addicted neighbor, an opportunistic French-Mexican gardener, an eccentric pet detective and most mysterious of all, an enigmatic pony-tailed guru, Master Chang, who imparts his teachings to Dolph on how to metaphysically reconnect with his pet. From cinematic surrealist Quentin Dupieux, the director of cult-hit "Rubber."
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "Phase 7: The Making of a Nonfilm,"
"The WRONG Behind The Scenes," "Memories of a Dog Turd," theatrical trailers, 20-page booklet. (Drafthouse Films).
The Amazing Adventures of the Living Corpse
(2013) An instant fan favorite when it premiered at last year's Comic-Con in San Diego, this hip horror fantasy done in CG animation brings to life the cult underground Dynamite comic series "The Living Corpse Exhumed," by Ken Haeser and Buz Hasson. A creature of the underworld, lurking in catacombs and tunnels, the Living Corpse wears his heart on his molding sleeve. He's not a typical hero -- he' a zombie. And he's not a typical zombie -- he has a soul. His mission: To protect the earth from other flesh-eaters, to keep them in their graves and to keep the powers of wickedness from corrupting our world. The DVD features a DVD-ROM of "The Living Corpse: Haunted" comic. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Anchor Bay).
(2011) Jeffrey T. Schoettlin, Caroline D'Amore, Sean Muramatsu, Madeline Merritt. Raunchy comedy has four friends on a cross-country journey to Las Vegas to stop a wedding and save their buddy from losing the love of his life. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Behind-the-scenes interviews with cast and crew. (Lionsgate).
(2012) Katharine Isabelle, Antonio Cupo, Tristan Risk. "Twisted Twins" Jen and Sylvia Soska are back with their follow-up to the indie hit "Dead Hooker in a Trunk." This horror-thriller is the story of a medical student named Mary who, growing increasingly broke and disenchanted with medical school and the established doctors she once idolized, gets involved in the messy world of underground surgeries. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette; commentary with Jen and Sylvia Soska, Katharine Isabelle and Tristan Risk. (XLrator Media).
Before Sunrise/Before Sunset
(1995/2004) Dir.: Richard Linklater; Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke. Formats: DVD, $12.97. (Warner).
Body of Proof: The Complete Final Season
(2013) Three-disc set with 13 episodes, $39.99. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Getting the Shot" visual tones featurette, "VFX The Ultimate Makeover" featurette on transforming Southern California to make it look as if Philadelphia, "All Kinds Of Props" featurette, "Creating the World" production featurette, "Body of Goofs." (Disney).
The Brass Teapot
(2012) Juno Temple, Michael Angarano, Alexis Bledel, Billy Magnussen, Alia Shawkat, Bobby Moynihan, Steve Park. Based on the comic book series "The Brass Teapot" about a twentysomething couple who fall upon hard economic times and, on a trip, find a mysterious, magical brass teapot that makes them money -- but at a surprising price: the teapot spews forth money only when they physically hurt themselves. How far they are willing to go to strike it rich? Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Prologue/alternate Opening, deleted scenes, "Uncovering: The Brass Teapot," interview with Michael Angarano, interview with director Ramaa Mosley, AXS TV: "A Look at The Brass Teapot," commentary with Mosley and executive producer P. Jennifer Dana, trailer. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
British Royal Children of the 20th Century
(2013) A newsreel celebration of England's most famous young princes and princesses.
Formats: DVD. (Cherry Red/MVD Entertainment).
Call the Midwife: Season Two
(2012-13) Eight episodes of the U.K. series about a young midwife in 1950s London's working class East End who provides the poorest women with the best possible care. Formats: Three-disc DVD, $39.98; two-disc Blu-ray, $44.98. Extras: 2012 Christmas Special, as well as interviews with the cast and crew. (BBC Home Entertainment).
Dino King 3D
(2013) CGI-animated adventure about Speckles, a baby Tarbosaurus, who is exiled and forced to flee his homeland when his entire family is killed by an evil, one-eyed T-Rex. In the hostile jungle he meets up with Blue Eyes, another lonely and lost Tarbosaur, and he eventually returns to claim his family's ancient hunting grounds to become The Dino King. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. (Well Go USA).
(2012) Jonathan Bennett, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Nadia Bjorlin, Elliott Gould, Lainie Kazan, Paul Sorvino, Richard Kind, Andrea Bowen. When a happily married young man runs into his high school sweetheart, the chance meeting rekindles the feelings he had all those years ago. Convinced that the old flame is his true soul mate, he wants out of his marriage -- but there's just one problem: He signed an iron-clad pre-nup which states that in order to get out of his marriage, he must throw a "Divorce Party" and invite all of the guests who came to the wedding. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Level 33 Entertainment).
Drop Dead Diva: The Complete Fourth Season
(2012) Three-disc set with 13 episodes, $30.99. Formats: DVD. Extras: Outtakes, deleted scenes. (Sony).
Everyone Must Die!
(2012) Nick LaMantia, Clifford Lynch, Nicole Beattie. In this tongue-in-cheek indie slasher flick, a killer is going from town to town killing dozens of people, then moving on. When one young man's sister is slaughtered, he vows revenge and begins to track down the murderer. Formats: DVD. (MVD Visual).
The Ghastly Love Of Johnny X
(2012) Paul Williams, Creed Bratton, Kate Maberly, Kevin McCarthy, Reggie Bannister. A wild concoction of 1950s juvenile delinquents, sci-fi melodrama, and singing and dancing. Banished to Earth for intergalactic juvenile delinquency, Johnny X and his gang of Ghastly Ones set off in search of a piece of alien technology that could change the fate of the universe forever -- the so-called "resurrection suit." Soon, the extraterrestrial no-goodniks are embroiled in a wacky scheme involving a femme fatale named Bliss, a shifty concert promoter with schemes of his own, and a recently deceased musician who won't let a little decomposition stop him from rocking. Formats: DVD. Extras: Deleted scenes; outtakes; "Paul Bunnell's Ghastly Vision" featurette; commentary with director Paul Bunnell, composer Ego Plum and actress De Anna Joy Brooks. (Strand releasing).
The Ghost Army
(2013) In the summer of 1944, a handpicked group of G.I.s -- including young artists recruited from art schools across the country -- landed in France to conduct a special mission. Armed with truckloads of inflatable tanks, a massive collection of sound effects records, and more than a few tricks up their sleeves, they created a traveling road show of deception on the battlefields of Europe, with the German Army as their audience. From Normandy to the Rhine, the 1,100 men of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, known as the Ghost Army, conjured up phony convoys, phantom divisions and make-believe headquarters to fool the enemy about the strength and location of American units. Every move they made was top secret, and their story was kept quiet for decades after the war's end. Formats: DVD, $24.99. (PBS Distribution).
(2012) Louis Bonfante, Lili Reinhart, Jonnie Wagner. Inspirational true story of a high school baseball team in Ohio that became the only team in the nation to win a State Championship game with a losing record. Follows Andy Gruner, high school senior and captain of the baseball team, who is struggling with the family business going into debt, pursuing a relationship with his longtime crush, Kathy Colaner, and the discovery of a family secret that could fracture his family's bonds. Formats: DVD. (Monarch Home Entertainment).
Heroin King of Baltimore: The Rise and Fall of Melvin Williams
(2013) Melvin Williams was the heroin king of Baltimore who amassed nearly a half billion dollars during the 70's and early 80's. After the Martin Luther King assassination, Baltimore City officials would call on Melvin Williams, age 27, to help stop the riots. Famous in Baltimore for telling the rioters to stop and go home, Williams left the police bewildered that they didn't have enough power to stop the riots even with the armed forces involved. However, instead of being grateful, the powers that be saw Williams as a threat and would ultimately frame him and put him behind bars for 26 years. Formats: DVD, $19.95. (MVD Entertainment).
The Howling Collector's Edition
(1981) Dir.: Joe Dante; Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan, Christopher Stone, Belinda Balaski, Kevin McCarthy, John Carradine, Slim Pickens, Elisabeth Brooks.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentary with director Joe Dante and actors Dee Wallace, Christopher Stone and Robert Picardo; "Unleashing the Beast: The Making of the Howling" multi-part documentary; deleted scenes and outtakes; "Making of a Monster: Inside The Howling" documentary; "Horror's Hallowed Grounds": A look at the film's locations; photo gallery; theatrical trailers. (Scream Factory/Shout! Factory).
Jack the Giant Slayer
(2013) Dir.: Bryan Singer; Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor, Eleanor Tomlinson, Stanley Tucci, Warwick Davis, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy, Ewen Bremner. Read more about "Jack the Giant Slayer" in the June Calendar.Formats: DVD, 3D Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted scenes, Gag Reel. Blu-ray adds: "Become a Giant Slayer" interactive experience. (Warner).
Justin Bieber: Always Believing
(2012) Written, directed and executive produced by Thomas Gibson, maker of the documentary "Biebermania," this documentary -- timed for the North American leg of Bieber's "Believe" tour -- provides fans with a comprehensive profile of the teen idol; features never-before-seen footage of on-again, off-again girlfriend Selena Gomez, plus exclusive interviews with fellow touring act Mindless Behavior and celebrity insights from Usher, Drake, Sean Kingston and Nicki Minaj. Formats: DVD, $7.98. Extras: Making-of featurette, extra footage and interviews. (Entertainment One).
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness: Good Croc, Bad Croc
(2013) Seven episodes from the TV series based on the movie franchise: "Good Croc Bad Croc," "The Princess and the Po," "Chain Reaction," "Bad Po," "Jailhouse Panda," "Father Crime" and "Po Fans Out." Formats: DVD, $14.98. Extras: "Croc Crackdown" game. (Fox).
The Last Exorcism Part II
(2013) Ashley Bell, Spencer Treat Clark, Andrew Sensenig, Judd Lormand, Muse Watson, Julia Garner.
Read more about "The Last Exorcism Part II" in the June Calendar.Formats: Unrated DVD and Blu-ray Disc, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary featuring directors Ed Gass-Donnelly and Eli Roth, three featurettes: "Hair Salon Scare -– The Last Exorcism Part II Goes Viral" in which unsuspecting customers at a beauty salon are given a frightening surprise when a haunting image of a Nell look alike stares back at them from their mirror; "Nell's Story" and "Shooting in New Orleans." (Sony).
Lifeforce Collector's Edition
(1985) Dir.: Tobe Hooper; Steve Railsback, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay, Nicholas Ball, Mathilda May. A race of space vampires arrive in London and begin infecting the Earth. Blu-ray includes both theatrical and international versions. Based on the novel "The Space Vampires" by philosopher Colin Wilson. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: Commentary with director Tobe Hooper; new retrospective with cast and crew including star Steve Railsback, Hooper and others; original vintage "Making-of Lifeforce" featurette; original theatrical trailer; TV spot; still gallery. (Scream Factory/Shout! Factory).
(2012 -- Sweden) Angelica Jansson, Cecilia Samuelsson, Emelie Frantz Nilsson, Martin Brandt, Philip Hansell. In the dark woods of Sweden, five young people are all alone in an old isolated summer cottage. What should have been a nice relaxing weekend soon becomes a living nightmare as the party is haunted by something evil from the past. Formats: DVD. (MVD Visual).
Marketa Lazarova BLU-RAY DEBUT and DVD
(1967) In its home country, Frantisek Vlacil's "Marketa Lazarova" has been hailed as the greatest Czech film ever made; for many U.S. viewers, it will be a revelation. Based on a novel by Vladislav Vancura, this stirring and poetic depiction of a feud between two rival medieval clans is a fierce, epic, and meticulously designed evocation of the clashes between Christianity and paganism, humankind and nature, love and violence. Vlacil's approach was to re-create the textures and mentalities of a long-ago way of life, rather than to make a conventional historical drama, and the result is dazzling. With its inventive widescreen cinematography, editing, and sound design, "Marketa Lazarova" is an experimental action film. New high-definition digital film restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition. Extras: New interviews with actors Magda Vasaryova, Ivan Paluch and Vlastimil Harapes and costume designer Theodor Pistek; new interviews with film historian Peter Hames and journalist and critic Antonín Liehm; booklet featuring new essays by film scholar Tom Gunning and author and translator Alex Zucker and a 1969 interview with Vlacil by Liehm. (The Criterion Collection).
(2013) Hugh Jackman, Seth MacFarlane, Justin Long, Dennis Quaid, Greg Kinnear, Emma Stone, Kate Winslet, Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Anna Faris, Gerard Butler, Halle Berry, Terrence Howard, Elizabeth Banks, Richard Gere, Kate Bosworth, Kristen Bell, Jason Sudeikis, Josh Duhamel, Uma Thurman. Read more about "Movie 43" in the June Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Blu-ray Extras: "Find Our Daughter." (Fox).
NOVA: Meteor Strike
(2013) On the morning of February 15, 2013, a 7,000-ton asteroid crashed into the Earth's atmosphere, exploded, and fell to the ground across a wide swath near the Ural Mountains in Russia. A blinding flash of light streaked across the sky, followed by a shuddering blast strong enough to damage buildings and send more than 1,000 people to the hospital. According to NASA, the Siberian meteor exploded with the power of 30 Hiroshima bombs and was the largest object to burst in the atmosphere since the Tunguska event of 1908. Within days, NOVA crews joined impact scientists in Russia as they hunted for clues about the meteor’s origin and makeup. Formats: DVD, $24.99. (PBS Distribution).
(2013) Nick Renaud, Henry Monfries. Three high school students, sick of living in fear of bullies, plan the ultimate payback. But when their prank goes way too far, they come to realize that getting even can have deadly consequences. Formats: DVD, Digital. (RLJ Entertainment/Image Entertainment).
(2012) Dir.: Dustin Hoffman; Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtenay, Sheridan Smith, Pauline Collins, Luke Newberry, Eline Powell. Read more about "Quartet" in the June Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: TBA (The Weinstein Company/Anchor Bay).
(2012) Two-disc set with all six one-hour episodes of the Sundance Channel hit, about a young man, Daniel Holden, who, after spending 19 years on Death Row for the rape and murder of his teenage girlfriend, has his conviction vacated due to new DNA evidence, thrusting him back into a world he no longer knows. Having spent his adult life waiting to die, Daniel must now learn how to live again. But, his reentry into the outside world may be as unforgiving as prison. He is haunted by the past, dogged by the present, and uncertain of the future. As he struggles to adapt to his new life, his return reignites the fears of his small town and threaten to shatter his family's fragile peace.
Formats: DVD, $29.98. Extras: "Sundance on Set: Rectify," "Meet the Cast," "Inside Job: Behind the Scenes," "Inside the Episode With Ray McKinnon," "Behind the Screen." (Anchor Bay).
Safety Last! BLU-RAY DEBUT and DVD
(1923) The comic genius of silent star Harold Lloyd is eternal. Chaplin was the sweet innocent, Keaton the stoic outsider, but Lloyd -- the modern guy striving for success -- is us. And with its torrent of perfectly executed gags and astonishing stunts, "Safety Last!" is the perfect introduction to him. Lloyd plays a small-town bumpkin trying to make it in the big city, who finds employment as a lowly department-store clerk. He comes up with a wild publicity stunt to draw attention to the store, resulting in an incredible feat of derring-do on his part that gets him started on the climb to success. Laugh-out-loud funny and jaw-dropping in equal measure, "Safety Last!" is a movie experience par excellence, anchored by a genuine legend. New 2K digital film restoration with a musical score by composer Carl Davis from 1989, synchronized and restored under his supervision and presented in uncompressed stereo on the Blu-ray edition. Alternate score by organist Gaylord Carter from the late 1960s, presented in uncompressed monaural on the Blu-ray edition. Extras: Commentary featuring film critic Leonard Maltin and director and Harold Lloyd archivist Richard Correll; introduction by Suzanne Lloyd, Lloyd's granddaughter and president of Harold Lloyd Entertainment; "Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius," a 104-minute documentary from 1989; three newly restored Lloyd shorts: "Take a Chance" (1918), "Young Mr. Jazz" (1919) and "His Royal Slyness" (1920), with commentary by Correll and film writer John Bengtson; "Locations and Effects," a new documentary featuring Bengtson and special effects expert Craig Barron; new interview with Davis; booklet featuring an essay by critic Ed Park. (The Criterion Collection).
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Season 2 Part 2: Spooky Stampede
(2013) Two-disc set with 13 episodes, $19.97. As the series draws to a close, the gang races against time, encounters sinister creatures and competes with other interested parties in order to solve the long buried secrets of their hometown. The sleuthing teens are also faced with having to solve one of their greatest mysteries yet -- saving Earth from destruction. Formats: DVD. (Warner).
Springhill, Series 1
(1996-1997) Four-disc set with all 26 episodes of the first season of the British series "soap" mixed with mysterious, supernatural elements, $59.99. U.S. debut. Formats: DVD. (Acorn Media).
(2013) Dir.: Park Chan-wook; Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Dermot Mulroney, Lucas Till, Jacki Weaver. Read more about "Stoker" in the June Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Blu-ray Extras: "An Exclusive Look: A Filmmakers Journey"; deleted scenes; "Behind the Scenes: Mysterious Characters, Designing the Look, Creating the Music"; "Red Carpet Premiere: Emily Wells' performance of 'Becomes the Color'"; free song download of "Becomes the Color" by Emily Wells; "Hypnotherapy"; image galleries; more. (Fox).
(2013) Cuba Gooding, Jr., Ashley Scott, Bailey Chase, James Hong. Someone, or something, is killing off all the people who served on the jury on one of San Francisco's most high profile serial killer cases. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Commentary with director
Peter Sullivan, stills gallery. (Lionsgate).
TCM Greatest Classic Films: Legends -- Gene Kelly
Each set includes four-classic films that spotlight Hollywood's most legendary actors and actresses. "Anchors Aweigh," "On The Town," "An American In Paris," "Brigadoon." Formats: DVD, $27.92. (Warner).
TCM Greatest Classic Films: Legends -- John Wayne Action
Each set includes four-classic films that spotlight Hollywood's most legendary actors and actresses. "Chisum," "The Train Robbers," "Cahill: United States Marshal," "McQ."
Formats: DVD, $27.92. (Warner).
TCM Greatest Classic Films: Legends -- Paul Newman
Each set includes four-classic films that spotlight Hollywood's most legendary actors and actresses. "Somebody Up There Likes Me," "Harper," "Cool Hand Luke," "The Mackintosh Man." Formats: DVD, $27.92. (Warner).
TCM Greatest Classic Films: Romantic Affairs
Each set includes four-classic films that spotlight Hollywood's most legendary actors and actresses. "My Favorite Wife" (1940), "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" (1941), "Woman of the Year" (1942), "Instant Love" (Aka Pao De Acucar) (1964).
Formats: DVD, $27.92. (Warner).
Things to Come BLU-RAY DEBUT and DVD
(1936) A landmark collaboration between writer H. G. Wells, producer Alexander Korda and designer and director William Cameron Menzies, "Things to Come" is a science fiction film like no other, a prescient political work that predicts a century of turmoil and progress. Skipping through time, "Things to Come" bears witness to world war, dictatorship, disease, the rise of television, and finally, utopia. Conceived, written, and overseen by Wells himself as an adaptation of his own work, this mega-budgeted production, the most ambitious ever from Korda's London Films, is a triumph of imagination and technical audacity. One of the most overlooked classic film of all time. New high-definition digital film restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition. Extras: Commentary featuring film historian and writer David Kalat; interview with writer and cultural historian Christopher Frayling on the film's design; film historian Bruce Eder on Arthur Bliss's musical score; audio recording from 1936 of a reading from H. G. Wells's writing about the "wandering sickness," the plague in "Things to Come"; booklet featuring an essay by critic Geoffrey O'Brien. (The Criterion Collection).
(2011) Porter Lynn, Long Nguyen, John Ruby, Melinda Bennett. A sensual film taht explores the sense of touch and its emotional impact. At V.I.P. Nails, a Vietnamese-American manicurist named Tam has a new customer, Brendan, a shy mechanic whose dirty hands prevents him from being intimate with his aloof wife. Desperately seeking to save his marriage, Brendan goes to the nail salon every day where Tam does more than scrub his hands clean -- she also offers him advice on how to get his wife to love him again. Tam also has her own issues: She's dealing with the loss of her mother,the needs of her physically and emotionally crippled father, and her own indecision in life. Soon, Tam and Brendan find themselves drawn to each other, an attraction which becomes harder and harder to resist. This sensual film explores the sense of touch and its emotional impact. It's an evocative debut film by Vietnam-born filmmaker Minh Duc Nguyen that also offers an interesting peek into the dynamics of mani/pedi parlors. Formats: DVD. Extras: Trailer, deleted scenes, outtakes. (Cinema Libre Studio).
21 & Over
(2013) Miles Teller, Justin Chon, Skylar Astin, Sarah Wright. Read more about "21 & Over" in the June Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Blu-ray Extras: "Levels of Intoxication," "Tower of Power," "Gag Reel." (Fox).
Web Therapy: The Complete Second Season
(2012) Two-disc set with 11 episodes of the Showtime series about Fiona Wallace (Lisa Kudrow), a therapist with little patience for her patients. Tired of hearing about people's problems for 50 minutes, she devises an innovative new treatment -- the three-minute therapeutic video chat. Formats: DVD, $19.98. Extras: Deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurette, director's cuts with Conan O'Brien and Meryl Streep, Auto Tune music video. (Entertainment One).
The Wild West
(2006 -- TV) Miniseries reveals the real stories behind three of the West's most famous figures: General Custer, Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid. Formats: DVD. (BBC Home Entertainment).
Wilfred: Season 2
(2012) Singe disc with 13 episodes, $29.98. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Deleted scenes, blooper reel, "Stay," "News at Noon With Jenna," Wilfred/Ryan mash-up. (Fox).
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As Luck Would Have It
(2011 -- Spain) Jose Mota, Salma Hayek. An out-of-work publicist who suffers an accident looks to sell the exclusive interview rights to the highest bidder in an attempt to provide for his family.Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).
Babar Adventure Pack
(2013) Three-disc set with "Babar: The Movie," "Best Friends Forever" (which features four classic Babar episodes from the popular HBO series: "Between Friends," "Friendly Agreement," "An Elephant's Best Friend" and "City Ways") and "School Days" (episodes include "School Days," "Peer Pressure," "Every Basket Has a Silver Lining" and "Kings of the Castle"); 19.98. Formats: DVD. (Entertainment One).
Beauty and the Least (aka Ben Banks)
(2012) Mischa Barton, Ben Banks, Melora Hardin, David Sullivan. Serial underachiever and stoner Ben Banks (played by Ben Banks), in his 12th year of community college, surprisingly gets involved with a beautiful barista with a shady past that includes a local conspiracy and a dead body. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Green Apple Entertainment).
Beck: Volume 7 Episodes 19-21 and Volume 8 Episodes 22-24
(2006-07) Three episodes of the mystery series about Swedish detective Martin Beck, a cop with no style and no flash, and squarely in middle age, but good at one thing: methodically bringing down dangerous criminals lurking in the seedy Stockholm underworld. Based on the novels by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo (one of which was made into "The Laughing Policeman," starring Walter Matthau). Read more about the episodes here.Formats: Two-disc and three-disc DVD sets, respectively, $39.95 each. (MHz Networks).
(2011) Black comedy about an ordinary British family and their friend who are accused of murder when a stranger dies at their dinner table. Formats: DVD. (Entertainment One).
Borgen -- Season Two
(2012) The second season of Denmark's blockbuster political drama follows the country's first female prime minister, the charismatic Birgitte Nyborg, her cynical spin doctor, Kasper Juul, the ambitious journalist, Katrine Fonsmark and her more seasoned colleague, Hanne Holm, as the political power plays and the personal costs for the players continue. Four-disc set with 10 episodes (Episodes 11-20), $49.95. In Danish with English subtitles. Formats: DVD. (MHz Networks).
(2013) Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin, Morris Chestnut, Michael Eklund, Michael Imperioli. Read more about "The Call" in the June Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Emergency Procedure: Making the Film" featurette; commentary with Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin and filmmakers. Blu-ray adds alternate ending; deleted and extended scenes; Michael Eklund audition tape; two featurettes: "A Set Tour of The Hive and The Lair" and "Inside the Stunts." (Sony).
Cody the Robosapien
(2013) David Eigenberg, Penelope Ann Miller, Bobby Coleman, Kim Coates. Live-action/animated family feature film based on the best-selling Robosapien toy range. A robot designed for search-and-rescue missions is hijacked by its corporate owners for military purposes; programmed by its inventor to escape, it gets damaged in a chase and is discovered by a 12-year-old boy, who fixes it and names it Cody. The two are inseparable and the robot becomes a family member -- until the corporation kidnaps the inventor and the boy's mother, forcing the boy and his robot to figure out a way to pull the plug on the evil plan. Formats: DVD. (Anchor Bay).
CSI: NY - The Final Season
(2012) Five-disc set with all 17 episodes of the final system of the police procedural starring Gary Sinise, Sela Ward, Carmine Giovinazzo and Eddie Cahill as a group of forensic investigators who use high-tech science to discover traces of evidence and solve crimes in the Big Apple. Formats: DVD, $64.99. Extras: "A Day Off With ..." featurette as the cast and producer recount the episodes that showcased each character's "day off"; "NYPD Clue" featurette on the Clue-game based episodes "Clue: SI"; "On Thin Ice" featurette on cast members' hockey skills; "Fireworks" featurette goes behind the scenes on the explosive beginning of this season's first episode; "In Vino Veritas" featurette on the Vegas/NY crossover episode. (CBS/Paramount).
(2012) Amber Clayton, Nicholas Bell. When Pine Gap, a top-secret government facility operated by the United States military deep in the heart of the unforgiving Australian desert comes under attack from unknown forces, an elite team is sent in to extract the military scientists. Things go wrong, however, when they encounter a beautiful young woman with no memory of how she came to be in the base, and find it overrun by disturbed patients from the base's medical sector. Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).
(2012) Jesse James, Bill Moseley, Magda Apanowicz, Noah Fleiss, Jaiden Kaine, Geraldine Hughes. A man returns to the deserted family farmhouse he inherited on his 18th birthday, only to uncover his checkered past: His preacher father had sacrificed the family to a powerful demon, and the man's return stirs the decades-old forces trapped in the home. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentary, bloopers, tour of the set, TV spots. (Scream Factory/Shout! Factory).
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids: The Complete Series
(2012) Fifteen-disc box set includes all 110 episodes of the classic television series created, produced and hosted by legendary comedian Bill Cosby. The show, based on Cosby's remembrances of his childhood gang, focused on the lovable, oversized Albert and his friends in North Philadelphia. The show always had an educational lesson emphasized by Cosby's live-action segments, and the gang would usually gather in their North Philadelphia junkyard to play a rock song on their cobbled-together instruments at the end of the show. Famous, among other reasons, for Albert Jackson's signature salutation, "Hey! Hey! Hey!" Formats: DVD, $119.99. Extras: Commentary by Cosby; a 16-page book; the documentary "Hey, Hey, Hey ... It's The Story of Fat Albert," featuring an all-new interview with Bill Cosby. (Shout! Factory).
The Garfield Show: Pizza Dreams
(2013) Garfield's pizza appetite is put to the test as he goes on a diet in this collection of animated episodes. Formats: DVD, $14.93. (Gaiam Vivendi).
Hansel & Gretel Get Baked
(2013) Molly C. Quinn, Michael Welch, Lara Flynn Boyle, Andrew James Allen. A brother and sister battle a witch who lures teenagers into her suburban home with her special blend of marijuana, called Black Forest; there she proceeds to cook and eat her wasted patrons to maintain her youth and beauty. The siblings track a missing friend to the "sweet old lady's" house, where they must save him and themselves from a gruesome death -- which could be the last high of their lives. Formats: DVD. (Tribeca Film).
Help! BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1965) Dir.: Richard Lester; The Beatles, Leo McKern, Eleanor Bron, Victor Spinetti, Roy Kinnear. Extras: "The Beatles in Help! behind-the-scenes featurette; "The Restoration of Help!"; "A Missing Scene"; "Memories of Help!" with ; U.S. theatrical trailers; 1965 radio spots; digipack with posters and lobby cards artwork as well as a booklet with remembrances by Richard Lester and Martin Scorsese. (Capitol).
(2012) The critically acclaimed British dramedy follows the fortunes of the criminally minded Carter family after their patriarch is sentenced to four years in jail for robbery. Lindsay (a deliciously brazen Amanda Redman), the beleaguered matriarch, resolves to clean up her life, and is determined to drag her conniving children back to the straight and narrow as well. But going legit isn't as easy as it seems. U.S. debut. Two-disc set with six episodes, $39.99. Formats: DVD. Extras: Production notes, text interviews with the cast, photo gallery. (Acorn Media).
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
(2013) Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Jim Carrey, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin, James Gandolfini, Jay Mohr, Gillian Jacobs, Brad Garrett. Read more about "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" in the June Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital, UltraViolet. Extras: "Making Movie Magic With David Copperfield," gag reel, deleted scenes, alternate takes. (Warner).
In the Family
(2012) Sebastian Banes, Patrick Wang, Trevor St. John, Lisa Altomare, Susan Kellerman. Heartfelt story woven around child custody, two-Dad families, loss, interracial relations, the American South, and the human side of the law explores what it means to be in a family. A precocious six-year-old, Chip lives with his two dads, Cody and Joey, but when Cody dies suddenly in a car accident, and Joey and Chip struggle to find their footing again, Cody's will reveals that he named his sister as Chip's guardian, and the boy is wrested from the only family he ever had. Formats: Two-disc DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "Simple Expressions of Absolute Values" video essay by Kevin B. Lee; "The Mirror to Nature" video essay by H.P. Mendoza; "A Tour of the Cutting Room Floor" and "Sculpting a Scene," video essays by director Patrick Wang; behind-the-scenes featurette; theatrical trailer; booklet. (In the Family LLC).
Into the White
(2012) Rupert Grint, David Kross, Florian Lukas. When two enemy fighter planes are shot down during WWII, the stranded survivors -- German and British crew members -- are forced to seek refuge in an isolated cabin in order to withstand the harsh spring in the mountainous wilderness of Norway. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: AXS TV: "A Look at Into the White," trailer. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
Jack Taylor, Set 1
(2013) Based on the bestselling crime fiction by Ken Bruen and filmed on location against the rugged backdrop of western Ireland, this gripping series follows Jack Taylor (Iain Glen), a fortysomething ex-cop trying to earn a living as a private detective in his native Galway. Self-destructive, pigheaded, and overly fond of the bottle, Taylor has burned a lot of bridges, but he still has a knack for uncovering ugly truths. Available to U.S. audiences for the first time. Three-disc set with three mysteries, $49.99. Formats: DVD. Extras: Photo galleries. (Acorn Media).
Lord of Darkness (aka Sawney: Flesh of Man)
(2012) David Hayman, Sam Feeney, Gavin Mitchell, William Houston. When a curious journalist digs too deep into the past of legendary serial killer Sawney Bean and his cannibalistic family, he comes fact to face with the murderers -- and gets captured with no easy way to escape. Formats: DVD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted scenes, outtakes. (Lionsgate).
MADtv: Season Three
(1997-98) Four-disc set with 25 episodes, $29.93. Formats: DVD. (Shout! Factory).
Masterpiece Mystery!: Inspector Lewis 6
(2013) Kevin Whately returns as Inspector Lewis, teamed with his cool, cerebral partner Detective Sergeant Hathaway (Laurence Fox) for a sixth and final season of the gripping detective drama. Two-disc set with three feature-length episodes. Formats: DVD, $29.99; Blu-ray disc, $34.99 (PBS Distribution).
New Tricks, Season 9
(2013) Britain's highest-rated TV drama follows the exploits of a group of retired cops -- the old dogs of the Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad -- who with wit, camaraderie, and smarts solve high-profile cold cases. The crew is led by Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman (Amanda Redman), a much younger detective who keeps the oldsters in line. Though a bit more talky than we're used to, the series is charming and enjoyable. Three-disc set with 10 unedited U.K. episodes, $39.99. Formats: DVD. Extras: Behind-the-scenes clips. (Acorn Media).
(2013) Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Luis Gnecco, Nestor Cantillana, Antonia Zeger. Read more about "No" in the June Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentary with Gael García Bernal and director Pablo Larrain; Q&A with Gael García Bernal. (Sony).
North Face BLU-RAY DEBUT
(2008 -- Germany) Benno Furmann, Florian Lukas, Johanna Wokalek, Ulrich Tukur. Extras: "The Making of North Face," "The Visual Effects of North Face," deleted scenes, theatrical trailer. (Music Box Films).
(2012) Ed Harris, David Duchovny, William Fichtner. At the height of the cold war, the world holds its breath when a Soviet submarine armed with nuclear missiles goes missing in the Pacific while on board the vessel the battle-tested captain (Harris) and a rogue KGB agent (Duchovny) are waging a life-and-death game of cat and mouse. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Facing the Apocalypse," "The Real Phantom," "Jeff Rona: Scoring the Phantom," "An Ocean Away" music video, commentary. (Fox).
A Place at the Table
(2012) Documentary investigates the hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposes solutions to the problem. 50 million people in the U.S. -- one in four children -- don't know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine this issue through the lens of three people who are struggling with food insecurity. Includes interviews with activists such as Witness to Hunger's Mariana Chilton, Top Chef's Tom Colicchio and Jeff Bridges (Founder of The End Hunger Network). Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Deleted scenes; cast and crew interviews; deleted interviews; AXS TV:" A Look at A Place at the Table"; "A Good Day" PSA; "A Place at the Table – The Book"; "The Full Effect: Plum Organics Mission to Nourish Children Across America"; commentary with director Kristi Jacobson, director Lori Silverbush and Tom Colicchio; trailers. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
(2012) Richard Coyle, Bronson Webb, Agyness Deyn, Zlatko Buric. In London, a street dealer's life spins out of control over the course of one week after he borrows money from his supplier on what's supposed to be a sure thing. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Q&A with the filmmakers and cast, making-of featurette. (Anchor Bay).
(2013) Dermot Mulroney, Lindsay Pulsipher, Natasha Lyonne. A stranger, known only as "the Rambler," just released from prison and anxious to build a new life, comes home to a faithless girlfriend and embarks on a cross-country journey to what hopefully is a new start. On the trip he encounters all sorts of obstacles and dangers on his road to redemption: a scientist with a dream-recording (onto VHS) machine, a cab driver with an unnatural love of the original Frankenstein film, "mummies" in the back of trucks and -- exploding heads. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Anchor Bay).
Shoah BLU-RAY DEBUT and DVD
(1985) Over a decade in the making, Claude Lanzmann's nine-hour-plus opus is a monumental investigation of the unthinkable: the murder of more than six million Jews by the Nazis. Using no archival footage, Lanzmann instead focuses on first-person testimonies (of survivors and former Nazis, as well as other witnesses), employing a circular, free-associative method in assembling them. The intellectual yet emotionally overwhelming "Shoah" is not a film about excavating the past but an intensive portrait of the ways in which the past is always present, and it is inarguably one of the most important cinematic works of all time. New high-definition digital film restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition. Extras: Three additional films by director Claude Lanzmann: "A Visitor From the Living" (1999, 68 minutes), "Sobibor, October 14, 1943, 4 p.m. "(2001, 102 minutes) and "The Karski Report" (2010, 54 minutes); new conversation between critic Serge Toubiana and Lanzmann; interview with Lanzmann about "A Visitor From the Living" and "Sobibor"; new conversation between associate director of photography Caroline Champetier and filmmaker Arnaud Desplechin; trailer; booklet featuring an essay by critic Kent Jones and writings by Lanzmann. (The Criterion Collection).
(2012) Alex Karpovsky, Tarik Lowe, Arielle Kebbel, Melonie Diaz, Kevin Corrigan. Two New York film editors and best friends balance their personal relationships while reworking a movie in crisis. One, who's having troubles with his fiancee, begins to fall for the film's flirtatious ingenue; the other young man struggles to focus on his editing work in between fights with his tempestuous girlfriend. Formats: DVD. (Tribeca Film).
Todd & the Book of Pure Evil: The Complete Second Season
(2011-12) Two-disc set with 13 episodes, $19.98. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted and extended scenes, extended musical numbers, special FX bonus material, blooper reel, "In Memoriam": A tribute to the fallen students of Crowley High, script to screen featurette, cast and crew commentary for Episode 13, cast Q&A. (Entertainment One).
Venus and Vegas
(2012) Eddie Kaye Thomas, Donald Faison, Eddie Guerra, Jaime Pressly, Molly Sims, Roselyn Sanchez, Joe Rogan, Steven Bauer, Florence Henderson. Comedy about three Las Vegas buddies who rob a warehouse full of counterfeit casino chips that belong to old-school Vegas mobster Frank Santino; when the heist goes bad and one of the guys is taken prisoner by the Santinos, the wanna-be criminals need to sort out the mess, cash out the chips and get out alive. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. (Image Entertainment).
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