(2013) Derek Lee, Clif Prowse. Horror thriller follows two best friends who set out on the trip of a lifetime around the world. Their journey, documented every step of the way, soon takes a dark and unexpected turn after an encounter with a beautiful woman in Paris leaves one of them mysteriously afflicted, and they race to uncover the source before it consumes him completely. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Afflicted: Behind the Scenes," "Anatomy of a Scene: The Window Jump," deleted scenes. (Sony).
(1977) Three-disc set with all 10 episodes of the BBC miniseries adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's masterpiece, which aired on PBS's Masterpiece Theatre in 1978. Formats: DVD, $59.99. (Acorn Media).
Bring It On BLU-RAY DEBUT
(2000) Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Jesse Bradford, Gabrielle Union. Extras: "Spotlight on Location: The Making of Bring It On," home movie of the car wash scene, wardrobe and makeup tests, Blaque "As If" music video, theatrical trailer, commentary with director Peyton Reed. (Universal).
Cannibal Holocaust BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1980 -- Italy) Robert Kerman, Gabriel Yorke, Francesca Ciardi, Perry Pirkanen, Luca Barbareschi, Salvatore Basile. Banned and heavily censored the world over, here is a film that surpasses its reputation as a shot-gun blast to the senses. A New York University professor returns from a rescue mission to the Amazon rainforest with the "found footage" shot by a lost team of documentarians who were making a film about the area's local cannibal tribes and who experienced brutal death at the hands of the savage South American tribe of flesh-eaters. This footage is so intense, so graphic and so unflinching in its realism that the director and producer of "Cannibal Holocaust" were arrested upon its original release and the film seized. Nothing you have seen before will prepare you for this uncompromising masterpiece of cinematic nihilism. New hi-definition digital restoration of the original director's cut with stereo re-mix and original mono mix. Formats: Three-disc set: two Blu-rays, one DVD. Extras: Two commentary tracks -- with director Ruggero Deodato and star Robert Kerman, and with stars Carl Yorke and Francesca Ciardi; new in-depth interviews with Ruggero Deodato, Francesca Ciardi, assistant director/co-star Salvo Basile (shot in Columbia) and cameraman Roberto Forges Davazati; vintage interviews with Robert Kerman, Carl Yorke and Oscar-nominated composer Riz Ortolani; extensive still galleries and theatrical trailers from around the world; bonus CD of the original soundtrack album by Riz Ortolani, newly remastered in 24bit/96khz sound from the original studio master tapes; glossy 24-page booklet containing liner notes by director Eli Roth, legendary horror journalist Chas. Balun, Euro-music expert Gergely Hubai and Italian exploitation film authority Martin Biene; reversible cover with original art by notorious illustrator Rick Melton; nine Easter eggs including the Grindhouse Releasing theatrical re-release premiere and Necrophagia music video directed by Jim VanBebber; more. (Grindhouse Releasing/CAV Distributing).
Cry-Baby BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1990) Johnny Depp, Amy Locane, Susan Tyrrell, Polly Bergen, Iggy Pop, Ricki Lake, Traci Lords. Extras: "It Came From Baltimore," commentary with director John Waters. (Universal).
The Final Terror BLU-RAY DEBUT and DVD
(1983) Dir.: Andrew Davis; John Friedrich, Rachel Ward, Adrian Zmed, Mark Metcalf, Daryl Hannah, Ernest Harden Jr., Joe Pantoliano. One of the most sought-after and long-lost slasher films from the 80s, about a group of young campers out for what they hope will be a fun-filled weekend who find their plans spoiled by a disguised, merciless killer who stalks the forest in search of new victims. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: Interviews with actors Adrian Zmed and Lewis Smith, post production supervisor Allan Holzman and composer Susan Justin; commentary with director Andrew Davis; theatrical trailer. (Scream Factory/Shout! Factory).
Helix: The Complete First Season
(2014) Three-disc set with 13 episodes of the sci-fi series about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that holds the key to mankind's salvation or total annihilation. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentary on select episodes; four featurettes: "Ronald D. Moore: The Outlier of Science Fiction," "The Future of Disease," "The Art of Isolation," "Dissecting the Characters"; deleted scenes, outtakes. Blu-ray adds two featurettes: "Writing the Tension" and "Fabricating the Plague." (Sony).
Hinterland, Series 1
(2013) Filmed on location in the starkly beautiful coastal town of Aberystwyth, this series follows DCI Tom Mathias (Richard Harrington), a brilliant, brooding loner newly arrived in this isolated land of mountainous terrain and close-knit villages after 10 years with London’s Metropolitan Police, who confronts a series of mystifying murders. Four-disc set with four feature-length episodes, $59.99. Formats: DVD. Extras: Behind-the-scenes clips, Welsh show reel, photo gallery. (Acorn Media).
(2013) Horror thriller of found footage taken from the cameras used by two psychotic brothers who documented a murder spree in North Carolina in 2011. Written and directed by Jack Thomas Smith. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Virgil Films).
Kindergarten Cop BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1990) Dir.: Ivan Reitman; Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller, Pamela Reed, Linda Hunt, Richard Tyson, Carroll Bake, Cathy Moriarty. (Universal).
Like Father, Like Son
(2013 -- Japan) Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono. When a successful businessman driven by money learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth, he must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own.
Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).
The Little Rascals BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1994) Travis Tedford, Kevin Jamal Woods, Jordan Warkol, Zachary Mabry, Ross Bagley, Brittany Ashton Holmes. (Universal).
Lovejoy, Series 1
(1986) Three-disc set with 10 episodes featuring Ian McShane as a roguish antiques dealer who can't resist a well-honed con -- especially when he can help the less fortunate. Formats: DVD, $49.99. (Acorn Media).
Monster High: Clawesome Double Feature
(2014) Two short Monster High features about the everyday, relatable life of teens in high school. Except these students just happen to be monsters. They brave the horrors of high school, facing the same trials and tribulations as everyone else -- the social aspects of fitting in, standing out, crushes, first dances ... and overall survival. The two movies: "Fright On!" and "Escape From Skull Shores." Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, UltraViolet (cloud). (Universal).
No Vacancy (aka The Helpers)
(2012) Christopher Michael Jones, Jo Jo Wright, Dallas Lovato. Seven friends on a road trip to Las Vegas are forced to stop at a roadside motel for help when their car breaks down, where they're trapped, tortured and killed off one at a time. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes footage, interviews. (Lionsgate).
Once Upon a Time in Vietnam
(2013 -- Vietnam) Dustin Nguyen, Ngo Thanh, Roger Yuan. While on a mission to retrieve fugitives in Vietnam, Dao, a commander in the Emperor's army, finds himself in the middle of a deadly conflict raging between a tyrannical crime boss, and the peaceful town that he has under his thumb. But when Dao realizes that Ahn, the beautiful monk warrior who fled the Emperor's army is living a secretive new life there, he must choose between upholding his oath to the Emperor, and fighting to preserve Ahn's cherished town. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "In the Front: Once Upon a Time in Vietnam Behind-the-scenes" featurette. (Lionsgate).
Operation Petticoat BLU-RAY DEBUT and DVD
(1959) Dir.: Blake Edwards; Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Joan O'Brien, Dina Merrill, Gene Evans, Dick Sargent, Virginia Gregg. (Olive Films).
(2013) Robert Bogue, Rachael Robbins, Eric Roberts, Charles Durning, Robert Loggia, Dustin Diamond, Suzi Lorraine, Angela Little. Modern spin on the Bonnie and Clyde legend in which a charming judge and a hot criminal defense attorney go on a maniacal killing rampage in the name of justice. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Behind-the-scenes, behind-the-FX, footage from the world premiere at the 2013 Hoboken International Film Festival. (Midnight Releasing).
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Good, the Bad, and Casey Jones
(2013) Six episodes from the second season, $14.99. Formats: DVD. (Nickelodeon/Paramount).
The Twilight Zone: Essential Episodes (55th Anniversary Collection)
Seventeen essential must-have episodes: "Walking Distance," "Time Enough at Last," "The Hitch-Hiker," "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street," "A Stop at Willoughby," "The After Hours," "The Howling Man," "The Eye of the Beholder," "Nick of Time," "The Invaders," "The Obsolete Man," "It's a Good Life," "The Midnight Sun," "To Serve Man," "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet," "Living Doll" "The Masks." Formats: DVD, $29.95. (Image Entertainment).
(2012) Phil Daniels, Jamie Blackley, Perry Benson, Keith Allen, Julia Ford. Based on Mike Peters' (of the Alarm) true rock-and-roll hoax of 2004, this wry British film follows a washed-up rocker who hoodwinks top record labels, radio DJs and the entire rock music world by releasing his new pop punk single under a fictitious teenage band's name. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Shout! Factory).
A Young Doctor's Notebook: Season One
(2012 -- TV) Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe star in this dark and brilliantly hilarious four-part comedy noir -- set on the eve of the Russian Revolution -- based on the semi-autobiographical short stories by the celebrated Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov.
Formats: DVD, $19.96. Extras: Behind-the-Scenes featurette. (BBC Home Entertainment).
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(1973) Anjanette Comer, Ruth Roman, David Mooney, Marianna Hill, Michael Pataki. Anjanette Comer stars as an idealistic L.A. County social worker who investigates the case of Mrs. Wadsworth (Ruth Roman), her two buxom daughters and son "Baby", a mentally-disabled man who sleeps in a crib, eats in a high-chair, crawls, bawls and wears diapers. But what secrets of unnatural attachment -- and sexual obsession -- are all of these women hiding? Formats: Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Audio interview with director Ted Post, audio interview with actor David Mooney, theatrical trailer. (Severin Films).
(2014) Director: Jason Bateman. Stars: Jason Bateman, Rohan Chand, Kathryn Hahn, Allison Janney, Philip Baker Hall, Judith Hoag, Beth Grant. Read more about "Bad Words" in the July Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted and extended scenes, "The Minds and Mouths Behind Bad Words," commentary with Jason Bateman. (Universal).
(1981) K.C. Martel, Joe Penny, Michael Dudikoff, Susan Strasberg, Jose Ferrer, Julie Brown. Get ready for the rarely seen slasher classic from the 80s that may also be the most disturbing "killer kids" movies in grindhouse history: Three babies are simultaneously born in the same hospital at the peak of a full solar eclipse. Ten years later, these adorable youngsters suddenly begin a kiddie killing spree of stranglings, shootings, stabbings, beatings and beyond.
Formats: Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Audio interview with director Ed Hunt, "Don't Eat the Cake!" interview with actressr Lori Lethin, "A Brief History of Slasher Films" featurette. (Severin Films).
(1981) Olivia Pascal, Christopher Moosbrugger, Nadja Gerganoff. Pretty girls are killed at a language-school in Spain in this twisted slasher film loaded with incest, voyeurism and roller disco. Banned in England and now presented uncut and uncensored -- including the complete "stone mill power saw" sequence. Formats: Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Interview with director Jess Franco, theatrical trailer. (Severin Films).
(2013) Luke Goss, Nestor Carbonell, Cole Hauser. After surviving a fall from a plane 3000-feet over the ocean, a former CIA operative turned government contractor re-infiltrates a dangerous North Mexican drug trafficking ring to find the man who threw him out of the plane -- his best friend. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Lionsgate).
(2014) Kellie Martin, Sheila McCarthy, Jefferson Brown, Adamo Ruggiero. When Katie Miner, a shy accountant at the local newspaper, begins anonymously penning the advice column "Dear Viola," she's struck by a letter from a widower named Russ and, as they correspond, she begins to fall for "Mr. Lost Love." But when he starts dating the new knockout in town on "Viola's" advice, Katie must decided if it's in her best interest to keep her identity and feelings a secret.
Formats: DVD. (Entertainment One).
(1994) Nick Stavrides, Celeste Grosso, Jean Zeppi, Andrea Jungert. Six blissfully reckless friends come together for a lost weekend wedding reunion of drinking, bowling, fighting, snorting, puking, screwing, writing bad novels, getting spanked by a psychotic preacher, hailing extraterrestrials and finally ... learning that it takes more than a few days to achieve "total world domination." Formats: DVD. Extras: Deleted scenes, blooper reel. (Troma/CAV Distributing).
(2014) Dan Fogler, Josh Duhamel, Jay Baruchel, Anne Hathaway, Topher Grace, Annabella Sciorra, Wallace Shawn. A midlife crisis over his upcoming wedding sends 32-year-old unemployed stoner Warren Allman on the drug trip of a lifetime, and he becomes obsessed with Doomsday theories and decides to make a documentary on the subject while his fiance is busy planning their wedding. Formats: DVD. (XLrator Media).
French for Kids: On Va Jouer (Let's Play)
(2014) On va chanter! (Let's sing!) On va danser!(Let's dance!) On va jouer! (Let's play!) This new release in the "French for Kids" series introduces vocabulary related to the parts of the body, clothes, numbers, animals, and more. Join host Marie, Fritzi the mouse and a diverse group of playful peers who make learning French as easy as un, deux, trois. Sing-along and dance-along songs, world music rhythms, and an engaging combination of live-action, animation and colorful illustrated backgrounds immerse children in French and language learning fun. This DVD includes an easy-to-use translation guide for parents and teachers for first time learners of French. The DVD teaches French using the immersion teaching method recommended by language acquisition experts. Formats: DVD, $19.99. (Whistlefritz).
How It All Began: Origins of Master Mantak Chia
(2013) The definitive documentary about martial arts legend Grandmaster Mantak Chia. In the 1970s, when Yoga was practiced in basements and martial arts was found mainly in the movies, the spiritual healing of Taoist Internal Alchemy was not accessible to the Western world. This was the time Master Mantak Chia left Thailand and came to America with a dream to share Taoist Wisdom. This documentary shows how the Healing Tao System was established in the USA, from its early beginnings in downtown Chinatown, NYC. Included are interviews with Grandmaster Mantak Chia and his first Western students. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Ultimate Stretch With Raven Merle: 1983 Interview With Master Chia," "Talk About Healing: Jamee Culbertson Presents Master Chia" (2010 interview), trailer. (TDC Entertainment).
Hunting the Legend: The Search Continues for Sasquatch
(2014) Christopher Copeland, Hannah Wallace, Jeff Causey, Alex Ballew, Stan Copeland. Five years ago, a deer hunter vanished in the Alabama woods, leaving behind only a rifle, bloodstains and an enormous footprint from a species unknown to science. Now, the hunter's son, his two best friends and a documentary film crew set out to learn the truth ... and seek vengeance.Formats: DVD, Digital. (Image Entertainment).
(2014) Documentary on "The Greatest Science Fiction Movie Never Made," cult-film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel. In 1975, Jodorowsky began work on this most ambitious project. Starring his own 12-year-old son Brontis alongside Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine and Salvador Dali, featuring music by Pink Floyd and art by some of the most provocative talents of the era, including H.R. Giger ("Alien")and Jean "Moebius" Giraud, Jodorowsky's adaptation of the novel was poised to change cinema forever. After two years, however, the project fell apart. Read more about "Jodorowsky's Dune" in the June Calendar.Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted scenes. (Sony).
(2014) Jonathan Daniel Brown, Kenny Wormald, Ron Perlman, John C. McGinley. The true story of Nate Norman, an Idaho teen dropout who builds a multimillion-dollar marijuana ring by partnering with his best friend and their pals to run drugs across the Canadian border. Bankrolled by a deadly-serious dope czar, Nate's pursuit of the high life -- complete with girls, guns, and vicious rival dealers -- puts the ex-pizza boy in way over his head.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Well Go USA).
Lake Placid BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1999) Bill Pullman, Bridget Fonda, Oliver Platt, Brendon Gleason, Betty White. When a tranquil New England lakefront erupts into an action-packed den of destruction, an investigative team, armed with state-of-the-art equipment, high powered weaponry and a biting sense of sarcasm, must work together to defeat Black Lake's most ferocious resident: a prehistoric crocodile. One of the best films of the genre snaps with humor and sparkles with fun -- and terror. Written by David E. Kelley ("Ally Mcbeal," "Boston Legal"), directed by Steve Miner ("Halloween H20," "Friday The 13th Part 2"), and co-starring Betty White as the cantankerous Mrs. Bickerman. Extras: "The Making of Lake Placid," vintage featurette, behind the scenes still gallery, animatronic croc test footage, TV spots, theatrical trailer. (Scream Factory/Shout! Factory).
(2014) Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan, Jeff Goldblum, Olly Alexander, Xavier De Guillebon, Brice Beaugier, Lee Michelsen, Marie-France Alvarez. Read more about "Le Week-End" in the July Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD. Extras: Commentary with director Roger Michell and producer Kevin Loader; behind-the-scenes featurette with Jim Broadbent, Linday Duncan, Jeff Goldblum, Roger Michell and writer Hanif Kureishi; "How to dance 'The Madison' tutorial video; illustration gallery; theatrical trailer. (Music Box Films).
Masterpiece Mystery!: Endeavour Series 2
(2014) Two-disc set with four episodes with Shaun Evans returning to duty at Oxford City Police as Colin Dexter's cerebral young Endeavour Morse, before his signature red Jaguar but with his deductive powers already running in high gear. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (PBS Distribution).
Nymphomaniac Volume I & II
(2014) Dir.: Lars von Trier; Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Shia LaBeouf, Stacy Martin, Willem Dafoe, Mia Goth, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Christian Slater, Jamie Bell, Uma Thurman, Michael Pas, Connie Nielsen, Ananya Berg. Extras: "The Characters," "The Director," "The Sex," AXS TV: "A Look at Nymphomaniac," trailers.
Read more about "Nymphomaniac Volume I & II" in the July Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
Picnic at Hanging Rock
(1975) This sensual and striking chronicle of a disappearance and its aftermath put director Peter Weir on the map and helped usher in a new era of Australian cinema. Set at the turn of the 20th century, "Picnic at Hanging Rock" concerns a small group of students from an all-female college and a chaperone, who vanish while on a St. Valentine's Day outing. Less a mystery than a journey into the mystic, as well as an inquiry into issues of class and sexual repression in Australian society, Weir's gorgeous, disquieting film is a work of poetic horror whose secrets haunt viewers to this day. Remastered high-definition digital film transfer, supervised and approved by director Peter Weir. Formats: Two-disc DVD. Extras: Extended interview with Weir; new piece on the making of the film, featuring interviews from 2003 with executive producer Patricia Lovell, producers Hal McElroy and Jim McElroy, and cast members; new introduction by film scholar David Thomson; "A Recollection ... Hanging Rock 1900" (1975), an on-set documentary hosted by Lovell and featuring interviews with Weir, actor Rachel Roberts, and source novel author Joan Lindsay; "Homesdale" (1971), an award-winning black comedy by Weir; trailer; an essay by author Megan Abbott. (The Criterion Collection).
The Raid 2
(2014) Iko Uwais, Cok Simbara, Tio Pakusodewo, Arifin Putra, Julie Estelle.
Read more about "The Raid 2" in the July Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: English dub in addition to the original Indonesian language version of the film; director commentary with Gareth Huw Evans; featurettes: "The Next Chapter: Shooting a Sequel" and "Cinefamily Foundation Q&A with Gareth Huw Evans, Iko Uwais & Joe Trapanese." Blu-ray adds "Gang War" deleted scene; featurettes: "Ready for a Fight: On Location" and "Violent Ballet: Behind the Choreography." (Sony).
(1948) No matter what genre he worked in, Howard Hawks played by his own rules, and never was this more evident than in his first Western, the rowdy and whip-smart "Red River." In it, John Wayne found one of his greatest roles, as an embittered, tyrannical Texas rancher whose tensions with his independent-minded adopted son -- played by Montgomery Clift in a breakout performance -- reach epic proportions during a cattle drive to Missouri. The film is based on a novel that dramatizes the real-life late 19th-century expeditions along the Chisholm Trail, but Hawks is less interested in historical accuracy than in tweaking the codes of masculinity that propel the myths of the American West. The unerringly macho Wayne and the neurotic, boyish Clift make for an improbably perfect pair, held aloft by a quick-witted, multilayered screenplay and Hawks' formidable direction. New 2K digital restoration of the rarely presented original theatrical release version, the preferred cut of director Howard Hawks. New 2K digital restoration of the longer, pre-releasee version of Red River. Formats: Two-disc DVD. Extras: New interview with filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich about "Red River" and the two versions; interview with critic Molly Haskell about Hawks and "Red River"; new interview with film scholar Lee Clark Mitchell about the Western genre; audio excerpts from a 1972 conversation between Hawks and Bogdanovich; audio excerpts from a 1970 interview with novelist and screenwriter Borden Chase; Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of "Red River" from 1949, featuring John Wayne, Joanne Dru, and Walter Brennan; trailer; an essay by critic Geoffrey O'Brien. (The Criterion Collection).
(2013 -- Hong Kong) Chin Siu-ho, Anthony Chan, Kara Hui, Hee Ching Paw. A washed-up actor, desperate and suicidal, moves into a haunted apartment building where supernatural creatures, ghost hunters, Taoist exorcists, and the souls of the undead are among his neighbors. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. (Well Go USA).
(1982) Mike Cartel, Mari Cartel, Georgia Durante. After discovering a woman buried alive, two Death Valley worm farmers are kidnapped by an all-female cult of drug runners who, after making the men into their sex slaves, force them to assist in a plan to steal a suitcase full of platinum from the mafia. New 4K restoration from the camera negative.
Formats: DVD. Extras: Commentary with director Mike Cartel and actress Mari Cartel, alternate video scenes. (Vinegar Syndrome).
The Soul Man: Season One
(2012) Two-disc set with 12 episodes of the TV Land series starring Cedric The Entertainer as Singer Boyce "The Voice" Ballentine, who gets the calling and moves his family to his hometown of St. Louis to become a preacher. Formats: DVD. Extras: New interviews with cast & crew, music video. (Shout! Factory).
Southern Comfort BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1981) New high definition transfer of Walter Hill's gut-wrenching tale of backwoods terror about nine National Guardsmen who enter the Louisiana swamp for routine training only to incite an all-out war with some angry Cajuns who know the territory like the backs of their hands. Extras: "Making of Southern Comfort" featuring new interviews with director-writer Hill, producer-writer David Giler and actors Keith Carradine, Powers Boothe, Peter Coyote and Lewis Smith; theatrical trailer; still gallery. (Shout! Factory).
(2014) Minnie Driver, Meat Loaf, Allie MacDonald, Douglas Smith, Kent Nolan. A snobby musical theater camp is terrorized by a blood-thirsty killer who hates musical theater. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentary, "The Making of Stage Fright," outtakees, deleted scenes, interviews with writer-director Jerome Sable and co-composer Eli Batalion, AXS TV: "A Look at Stage Fright," "The Legend of Beaver Dam," trailer. (Magnet Label/Magnolia Home Entertainment).
Vicious: Season One
(2013) Seven episodes of the U.K. comedy starring Derek Jacobi and Ian McKellen as an old gay couple who have been together for nearly 50 years. Their lives now revolve around entertaining their frequent guests and hurling insults at each other at every opportunity. Airs on PBS Sundays, June 29 – August 3. Formats: DVD. (PBS Distribution).
Walker, Texas Ranger: One Riot One Ranger
(1993) The two-hour premiere episode that introduced Chuck Norris in his now iconic role as Cordell Walker, a contemporary Texas Ranger with an Old West attitude. When his partner is killed in a bank heist, Walker seeks vengeance on those responsible alongside new partner, James Trivette (Clarence Gilyard). Formats: DVD, exclusively at Walmart. (CBS Home Entertainment/Paramount).
(2014) Award-winning documentary brings together diverse stories from around the globe that explore our relationship with water: How we are drawn to it, what we learn from it, how we use it and the consequences of that use. Shot in 5K ultra high-definition video and full of soaring aerial perspectives, "Watermark" transports viewers to massive floating abalone farms off China's Fujian coast and the construction site of the biggest arch dam in the world -- the Xiluodu, six times the size of the Hoover Dam; to the barren desert delta where the mighty Colorado River no longer reaches the ocean, and the water-intensive leather tanneries of Dhaka; follows scientists who drill ice cores two kilometers deep into the Greenland Ice Sheet; and explores the sublime, pristine watershed of Northern British Columbia. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Blu-ray extras: Featurettes "Making of Watermark" and "In Discussion With Filmmakers Ed Burtynsky and Jennifer Baichwal", deleted scenes, photo gallery. (Entertainment One).
Wings: Sky Force Heroes
(2014) Josh Duhamel , Rob Schneider, Tom Skerritt, Jesse McCartney, Hilary Duff, Dallas Lovato, Russell Peters. DOVE-approved family adventure follow up to the animated feature "Wings." When Ace (Duhamel), a cocky young firefighter, defies his Colonel's (Skerritt) orders and recklessly attempts a solo mission, it leads to disastrous consequences. Ace, along with Fred (Schneider), his trusty co-pilot, quits Sky Force and resigns himself to hauling coal for Mr. Steinway (Peters), until one day a fire breaks out in the mines. With the help of his friends Ace must overcome his fears and become the hero he was destined to be. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Bringing the Characters to Life: At the Recording Studio with Rob Schneider, Josh Duhamel, Tom Skerritt, Jesse McCartney and Russell Peters" featurette; four Miniscule Shorts. Available exclusively at Walmart, $19.98. (Lionsgate).
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America's Test Kitchen: Season 14
(2014) Four-disc set with 19 episodes, $39.99. Each episode features recipes carefully developed to make sure they work every time: Christopher Kimball and the test cooks solve everyday cooking problems, test equipment so you never have to waste money on gadgets that don't work, and taste supermarket ingredients to save you time at the store. It's a common sense, practical approach that you won't find on other cooking shows. In addition to the popular segments such as equipment reviews, taste tests, and foolproof recipes, the 14th season features even more content and numerous visits with well-known chefs. Formats: DVD. (PBS Distribution).
Barney: A Super-Dee-Duper Day
(2014) When Barney takes his friends on a dino-sized adventure, everyone has a Super-Dee-Duper Day. After Ben's brand-new, remote-controlled helicopter breaks and the fun stops, Barney encourages everyone to use their imaginations to remember the lesson they learned during their Sports Day in the park. Formats: DVD. Extras: "B.J.'s Batting Cage Counting Game," "I Love You" karaoke music video. (Lionsgate).
Caillou: Fun and Games With Caillou
(2014) Caillou is a 4-year-old boy who delights in the small wonders of the world around him, embellishing everything he sees with his rich imagination; everyday events quickly become exciting adventures in which Caillou can play "make-believe." Designed for preschoolers and focusing on role-playing and "make-believe." Six episodes, $9.99. Formats: DVD. (PBS Distribution).
Case Histories, Series 2
(2013) Filmed on location in Scotland and based on works by bestselling author Kate Atkinson, this character-driven BBC drama features Jason Isaacs as a former Edinburgh cop trying to make a living as a private detective. Two-disc set with three feature-length mysteries. U.S. debut. Formats: DVD: $39.99. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette, cast/crew interviews. (Acorn Media).
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
(2013 -- TV) Whoopi Goldberg, Mekhi Phifer, Ving Rhames, Kimberly Elise , Anika Noni Rose. When irascible matriarch Viola Price (Goldberg) learns that her next asthma attack is likely to kill her, she sets out to fix her fractured family before she sets a foot anywhere near the grave. It's the kind of meddling that the Price family hasn't experienced from Viola in decades, and she won't have an easy time bending her loved ones to her will. Based on Terry McMillan's best-selling novel. Formats: DVD. (Lionsgate).
Deadly Eyes BLU-RAY DEBUT and DVD
(1982) Sam Groom, Sara Botsford, Scatman Crothers, Lisa Langlois, Lesleh Donaldson. Adapted from celebrated British author James Herbert's best-selling novel "The Rats."
Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: New interviews with actors Lisa Langlois, Lesleh Donaldson and Joseph Kelly, writer Charles Eglee, art director Ninkey Dalton, special effects artists Alan Apone and Alec Gillis; TV spot. (Scream Factory/Shout! Factory).
Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove Season One
(2013) Three-disc set with 13 episodes of Hallmark Channel's first-ever original scripted series, $24.95. Formats: DVD. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette. (Lionsgate).
The Face of Love
(2013) Ed Harris, Annette Bening. A widow falls for a man who bears a striking resemblance to her late husband. Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).
Hank and Asha
(2014) Mahira Kakkar, Andrew Pastides. Romantic comedy about an Indian woman studying in Prague and a lonely New Yorker who begin an unconventional video correspondence -- two strangers searching for human connection in a hyper-connected world. When their relationship intensifies, they must decide whether or not to meet face to face. Formats: DVD. (FilmRise).
Hell on Wheels: Season 3
(2013) Three-disc set with 10 episodes. Formats: DVD: $39.98, Blu-ray Disc: $49.98. Extras: "A Look at Season 3," "Where Season 2 Left Off," set tour with Common, behind-the-music featurettes, 10 "inside the episodes" featurettes. (Entertainment One).
Hercules: Hero, God, Warrior
(2014) Three action-packed History specials that explore the fascinating story of the infamous hero: "Hercules: Power of the Gods," "Clash of the Gods: Hercules" and "In Search of History: The Greek Gods." Formats: DVD. (Lionsgate).
How the West Was Won: The Complete Second Season
(1978) Six-disc set with 14 episodes, $39.98. Originally broadcast in 1978 and based on the 1962 film of the same name, the second season of this classic television series features an all-star cast including James Arness , Eva Marie Saint and Bruce Boxleitner as well as notable guest stars Ricardo Montalban, William Shatner, Tim Matheson and Lloyd Bridges. The series follows the members of the Macahan family as they continue their daily struggles to survive and thrive in the wild American frontier. From being chased by the law to run-ins with the Army and conflicts with foreign visitors, their stories are played out against a realistic recreation of the American West in that lusty, hard-hitting period when laws were frequently broken and progress was charted by individual suffering and survival. Formats: DVD. (Warner).
I Escaped From Devil's Island/The Final Option Double Feature Blu-ray
"I Escaped From Devil's Island" (1973)stars Jim Brown and Christopher George; "The Final Option" (1982) stars Tony Doyle, John Duttine, Kenneth Griffith, Rosalind Lloyd, Edward Woodward, Robert Webber. (Shout! Factory).
(2012 -- TV) The CW mini-series stared John Hurt, Sebastian Stan, Jessica Brown Findlay, Vanessa Kirby, Claudia Gerini, Katie McGrath, Tony Curran and Tom Felton in an adaptation of the best-selling series of time traveling novels by Kate Mosse that follows the lives of two women, separated by centuries but united by a common quest. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Making of" featurette. (Lionsgate).
The Last Days
(2013 -- Spain) Quim Gutierrez, Jose Coronado, Marta Etura, Leticia Dolera. When a mysterious epidemic spreads across the planet in which people develop an irrational fear of open spaces that causes instant death, the world's population is trapped inside buildings. As Barcelona descends into chaos, one man sets off on a quest to find his missing girlfriend by tunneling underground through sewers and subways. Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).
(2013) In the north woods of Michigan the winters are unforgiving, jobs are hard to come by, and the line between living life and just surviving is razor-thin. But the Upper Peninsula has an annual snowmobile race, and this documentary follows three working-class families as they pin their hopes on winning this 500 mile-long test of endurance. Formats: DVD. Extras: Deleted scenes. (Icarus Films).
100 Years of WWI
(2014) History Channel four-program set celebrates the 100 anniversary of World War I: The new miniseries "The History of WWI: The First Modern War" and three specials, "Modern Marvels: World War I Tech," "Dogfights: The First Dogfighters" and "Man Moment Machine: The Red Baron & The Wings of Death." Takes a comprehensive look at the battles that left 15 million dead, 20 million injured, and changed the perception of war forever. Harnessing the industrial know-how of combustion engines, airplanes and even the camera, WWI introduced game-changing weapons of mass destruction: armored tanks, chemical weapons, submarines and the aerial bombardments of cities. See how these weapons were developed and witness the devastation they left behind, and understand how people born into a simpler age learned to deal with the destructive engine of total war. Formats: Two-disc DVD. (Lionsgate).
(2013) Sharlto Copley, Joseph Morgan, Thomas Kretschmann, Josie Ho, Erin Richards, Max Wrottesley. Zombie apocalypse thriller about a group of terrified strangers, all suffering from memory loss, who have to figure out who and where they are as they fight off a vicious threat.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette. (Cinedigm).
Orphan Black: Season Two
(2014) Ten episodes. Formats: Three-disc DVD: $29.98, two-disc Blu-ray, $34.98. Extras: "Making of the 4 Clone Scene" and extended version, "Orphan Black: The Cloneversation," "Clone Club" character profiles, "The Two Clone Smackdown," script to screen, hair and makeup featurette. (BBC Home Entertainment).
(1959) This incomparable story of crime and redemption from French master Robert Bresson follows Michel, a young pickpocket who spends his days working the streets, subway cars, and train stations of Paris. As his compulsive pursuit of the thrill of stealing grows, however, so does his fear that his luck is about to run out. A cornerstone in the career of this most economical and profoundly spiritual of filmmakers, "Pickpocket" is an elegantly crafted, tautly choreographed study of humanity in all its mischief and grace, the work of a director at the height of his powers. New, 2K digital film restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Dual Format Edition. Extras: Audio commentary by film scholar James Quandt; introduction by writer-director Paul Schrader; "The Models of Pickpocket," a 2003 documentary by Babette Mangolte that features actors from the film; interview from 1960 with Bresson, from the French television program "Cinepanorama"; Q&A on "Pickpocket" from 2000 with actor Marika Green and filmmakers Paul Vecchiali and Jean-Pierre Ameris; footage of the sleight-of-hand artist and "Pickpocket" consultant Kassagi from a 1962 episode of the French television show "La piste aux etoiles"; trailer; booklet featuring an essay by novelist and critic Gary Indiana. (The Criterion Collection).
(2014) Voices of Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Jemaine Clement, Tracy Morgan, George Lopez, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, Jake T. Austin, Jamie Foxx, Kristin Chenoweth, Rita Moreno. Read more about "Rio 2" in the July Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, 3D Blu-ray, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Rio Refresher," "Birds and Beats: The Singing Talents of Rio 2," "Nigel the Shakespearean Cockatoo and Friends," "What is Love?" music video by Janelle Monae, "I Will Survive" multi-language sequence, still gallery, theatrical trailers. Blu-ray adds deleted scene; " Boom, Shake, Snap: The Local Sounds of Brazil" ("The Bodybeats of the Barbatuques," "How to Play the Barbatuques!" "Rhythmic Rio" and "The Upbeat Uakti Jam Behind the Scenes"); "Music and Dance Sing-Along Machine" with 10 songs from the film; "You Be the Judge" Tapir, Monkey and Turtle auditions; two downloadable bonus songs: "I Will Survive" and "Poisonous Love," both performed by Gabi (Kristin Chenoweth) and Nigel (Jemaine Clement); 15 exclusive levels for Angry Birds Rio. (Fox).
(1981) With "Scanners," David Cronenberg plunges us into one of his most terrifying and thrilling sci-fi worlds. After a man with extraordinary -- and frighteningly destructive -- telepathic abilities is nabbed by agents from a mysterious rogue corporation, he discovers he is far from the only possessor of such strange powers, and that some of the other "scanners" have their minds set on world domination, while others are trying to stop them. A trademark Cronenberg combination of the visceral and the cerebral, this phenomenally gruesome and provocative film about the expanses and limits of the human brain was the Canadian director's breakout hit in the United States. New, restored 2K digital film transfer, supervised by Cronenberg, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Dual Format Edition. Extras: The"Scanners' Way," a new documentary on the film's special effects; new interview with actor Michael Ironside; "The Ephemerol Diaries," a 2012 interview with actor and artist Stephen Lack; excerpt from a 1981 interview with Cronenberg on the CBC's "The Bob McLean Show"; "Stereo" (1969), Cronenberg's first feature film; trailer; booklet featuring an essay by critic Kim Newman. (The Criterion Collection).
(2013) Caitlyn Folley, Ian Duncan. What begins as harmless sex games between a free-spirited artist and her videographer boyfriend turns much darker as the pair breaks into a boarded-up former hospital, looking for a space for a new gallery show, and a seductive prank, meaning to arouse and terrify, goes terribly wrong. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette. (Well Go USA).
(2013) Katharine Isabelle, Robin Dunne, Peter DaCunha, Stephen McHattie. A family vacation at a country home goes horribly wrong when a young couple and their son confront a sadistic, cult-like family who have been hiding in the house. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Vertical Entertainment).
Under the Skin
(2014) Scarlett Johansson, Paul Brannigan, Jessica Mance, Joe Szula, Krystof Hadek, Jeremy McWilliams. Read more about "Under the Skin" in the July Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Making of Under the Skin" featurette. (Lionsgate).
What Would You Do For Love?
(2014) Christian Keyes, Gabrielle Dennis, Jason Weaver, Vanessa Simmons. When a good-looking fitness trainer comes into a fortune, he decides to find a woman to settle down with before anyone discovers he's a millionaire. Formats: DVD. (Entertainment One).
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All Cheerleaders Die
(2013) Caitlin Stasey, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Brooke Butler, Amanda Grace Cooper, Reanin Johannink, Tom Williamson. A rebel girl signs up with a group of cheerleaders and persuades them to help her take down the captain of their high school football team, but after a late-night party goes awry, all of the girls die. A sinister, supernatural power intervenes and the girls mysteriously appear at school the next day with a killer new look ... and some unusual new appetites. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "Making the Squad" featurette. (Image Entertainment).
American Girl: Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight
(2014) Nine-year-old Isabelle, an inspired dancer with a flair for fashion design, is encouraged by her idol, a famous ballerina, to audition for a professional ballet role, but must overcome her fears to step into the spotlight and discover her own way to shine. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Universal).
The Angriest Man In Brooklyn
(2014) Robin Williams, Mila Kunis, Peter Dinklage, Melissa Leo.
A curmudgeonly man is told by his doctor that he has a brain aneurysm and when he angrily asks how much time he has to live, the doctor -- angry herself -- tells him in a lapse of judgment that he has 90 minutes; he promptly sets out to reconcile with his wife, brother and friends in the short time he believes he has left. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "The Angriest Man in Brooklyn: Behind the Rage" featurette, gag reel. (Lionsgate).
(2013 -- Denmark) Oscar Dietz, Nicolas Bro, Samuel Ting Graf, Amalie Kruse Jensen. Live action family film based on the popular Danish comic book series about 12-year-old Pelle, who is bitten by an ant and develops superpowers. Aided by his friend, comic book nerd Wilhelm, Pelle creates a secret identity as superhero Antboy and, when a super villain The Flea enters the scene, Antboy must step up to the challenge. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Cinedigm).
(2014) New CG-animated sci-fi action adventure based on the popular "Appleseed" franchise by the creator of "Ghost in the Shell" depicts the early days of female soldier Deunan and her cyborg partner, Briareos, as they embark on an action-packed journey in search of the legendary city of Olympus. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: Filmmakers' commentary, 11-part making-of documentary. (Sony).
(2014) Michael Pena, John Malkovich, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, Wes Bentley.
Read more about "Cesar Chavez" in the July Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Making of Cesar Chavez"documentary. (Lionsgate).
(2010) Bruce Greenwood, Eric Balfour, Michael Rooker, Deborah Valente. After a gruesome twist of circumstance lands him in the South River State Penitentiary framed for the murder of an incarcerated client, a cocky young attorney falls prey to unnatural forces that are causing prisoners to kill themselves at abnormal rates. Formats: DVD. (Entertainment One).
Dalziel & Pascoe: Season Ten
(2006) Three-disc set with six episodes of the crime-solving team of blunt-talking, politically incorrect Andy Dalziel (Warren Clark) and his younger, fast-tracked side-kick Peter Pascoe (Colin Buchanan). Formats: DVD, $34.98. (BBC Home Entertainment).
(1945) Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake. Digitally restored Edgar G. Ulmer directed film-noir classic. Down-on-his-luck nightclub pianist Al Roberts (Tom Neal) leaves New York to join his girlfriend in Hollywood by hitching a ride with a shady bookie. When the driver mysteriously dies, Al -- fearful he will be accused of murder -- takes the man's cash, clothes, car and identification. Continuing on his journey under his new guise, Al picks up the beautiful Vera (Ann Savage) -- who coincidentally had been given a ride by the dead man earlier. When Al identifies himself as the dead man, the femme fatale catches on and immediately turns to blackmail, plunging him deeper into trouble ... and one wrong turn may prove fatal.
Formats: DVD. (Film Chest Media).
(2014) Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, Demian Bichir, Emilia Clarke, Luca Franzoni, Richard Graham, Nick Raggett, Simeon Moore. Read more about "Dom Hemingway" in the July Calendar.Formats: Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Promotional featurettes, "Ping-Pong Loop," commentary by director Richard Shepard, gallery, theatrical trailer. (Fox).
The Essential Jacques Demy
French director Jacques Demy didn't just make movies -- he created an entire cinematic world. Demy launched his glorious feature filmmaking career in the 60s, a decade of astonishing invention in his national cinema. He stood out from the crowd of his fellow New Wavers, however, by filtering his self-conscious formalism through deeply emotional storytelling. Fate and coincidence, doomed love, and storybook romance surface throughout his films, many of which are further united by the intersecting lives of characters who either appear or are referenced across titles. Demy's films -- which range from musical to melodrama to fantasia -- are triumphs of visual and sound design, camera work, and music, and they are galvanized by the great stars of French cinema at their centers, including Anouk Aimee, Catherine Deneuve and Jeanne Moreau. The works collected here, made from the 60s to the 80s, touch the heart and mind in equal measure: "Lola" (1961), "Bay of Angels" (1963), "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" (1964), "The Young Girls of Rochefort" (1967), "Donkey Skin" (1970) and "Une chambre en ville." New 2K digital restorations of all six films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-rays of "Lola" and "Bay of Angels" and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 surround soundtracks on the Blu-rays of "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg," "The Young Girls of Rochefort," "Donkey Skin" and "Une chambre en ville." Formats: 6-Blu-ray/7-DVD Dual-Format Edition). Extras: Two documentaries by filmmaker Agnes Varda (Demy's wife):"The World of Jacques Demy" (1995) and "The Young Girls Turn 25" (1993); four short films by Demy: "Les horizons morts" (1951), "Le sabotier du Val de Loire" (1956), "Ars" (1959) and "La luxure" (1962); "Jacques Demy A to Z," a new visual essay by film critic James Quandt; two archival interviews from French television with Demy and composer Michel Legrand, one on "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" and the other on "The Young Girls of Rochefort"; French television interview from 1962 with actor Jeanne Moreau on the set of "Bay of Angels"; "Once Upon a Time ... The Umbrellas of Cherbourg," a 2008 documentary; French television program about the making of "Donkey Skin"; "Donkey Skin Illustrated," a video program on the many versions of Charles Perrault's fairy tale; "Donkey Skin and the Thinkers," a video program on the themes of the film, featuring critic Camille Tabouley: new video conversation with Demy biographer Jean-Pierre Berthome and costume designer Jacqueline Moreau; new interviews with author Marie Colmant add film scholar Rodney Hill; Q&A with Demy from the 1987 Midnight Sun Film Festival, as well as an audio Q&A with him from the American Film Institute in 1971; archival audio recordings of interviews with Demy, Legrand and Deneuve at the National Film Theatre in London; interview with actor Anouk Aimee conducted by Varda in 2012; interview from 2012 with Varda on the origin of Lola's song; video programs on the restorations of "Lola," "Bay of Angels," "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" and "Une chambre en ville"; trailers; booklet featuring essays by critics Ginette Vincenndeau, Terrence Rafferty, Jim Ridley, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Anne Duggan and Geoff Andrew, and a postscript by Berthome. (The Criterion Collection).
The Garfield Show: Best Friends Forever
(2014) Six animated adventures featuring Jim Davis' cartoon character: "A Game of Cat and Mouse," "Little Yellow Riding Hood," "Nice to Nermal," "Out on a Limb," "The Last Word" and "T3000." Formats: DVD, $14.93. (Cinedigm).
Ginger Snaps BLU-RAY DEBUT
(2000) Emily Perkins, Katharine Isabelle, Mimi Rogers, Kris Lemche, Jesse Moss. Extras: New interviews with director John Fawcett, writer Karen Walton, actors Emily Perkins and Jesse Moss, producer Steve Hoban, make-up effects artist Paul Jones, composer Mike Shields and editor Brett Sullivan; "Women in Horror" panel discussing "Ginger Snaps"; commentary with director John Fawcett; commentary with writer Karen Walton; deleted scenes; "The Making of Ginger Snaps" vintage featurette; "Creation of the Beast"; "Being John Fawcett"; cast auditions and rehearsals; theatrical trailers; TV spots; production design artwork photo gallery. (Scream Factory/Shout! Factory).
(2014) What's on your plate? That's the simple but all-important question asked by filmmaker Jeremy Seifert in this critically acclaimed cinematic investigation about the ways scientifically altered, corporate-controlled foods are negatively impacting our lives and perhaps those of generations yet to come. Spurred to action by his 6-year-old son's questions about seeds, Seifert begins a one-man investigation into the state of the world's seed supply -- an essential resource in a world of increasing populations and rising food shortages. Seifert's journey takes him to Haiti, Paris, Norway, and even the front door of agri-giant Monsanto, the largest provider of Genetically Modified Organisms in the United States, as he seeks to reveal who controls the future of our food. By following one family's struggle to live and eat without participating in an unhealthy, unjust and destructive food system, GMO OMG becomes a much larger story about dark health and environmental risks, chemical toxins and food monopoly -- it's an urgent plea for a global movement to take back what we have lost. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (MPI Media Group).
Heaven Is for Real
(2014) Greg Kinnear, Thomas Haden Church, Kelly Reilly, Connor Corum, Lane Styles.
Read more about "Heaven Is for Real" in the July Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Colton Goes to Heaven" behind-the-scenes featurette, deleted scenes. Blu-ray adds "The Making of Heaven Is for Real" featurette, "Creating Heaven" featurette. (Sony).
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Season Five
(1998-99) Five-disc set with 22 episodes. Formats: DVD. (Universal).
(1997) In this elegantly unsettling murder mystery, Stellan Skarsgard plays an enigmatic Swedish detective with a checkered past who arrives in a small town in northern Norway to investigate the death of a teenage girl. As he digs deeper into the heinous killing, his own demons and the tyrannical midnight sun begin to take a toll. Erik Skjoldbjaerg's chilling procedural anticipated the international hunger for Scandinavian noirs and serial killer fictions, and features one of Skarsgard's greatest performances. New 4K digital restoration approved by the director, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray.
Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Dual Format Edition. Extras: New conversation between Skjoldbjaerg add actor Stellan Skarsgard; trailer and TV spot; booklet featuring an essay by critic Jonathan Roomney. (The Criterion Collection).
Justin and the Knights of Valour
(2013 -- Spain) Voices of Freddie Highmore, Antonio Banderas, James Cosmo, Charles Dance, Tamsin Egerton, Rupert Everett, Barry Humphries, Alfred Molina, Mark Strong, David Williams, Julie Walters, Olivia Williams, Saoirse Ronan. A young man dreams of following in his grandfather Sir Roland's footsteps and becoming one of the legendary Knights of Valor. Along his quest he encounters a slew of quirky characters, including the beautiful Talia and handsome Sir Clorex, who try to teach him the skills he needs to become a mighty knight. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (ARC Entertainment).
Made in America
(2014) A celebration of both the unifying power of music and pursuit of the American dream, this documentary is an all-access backstage pass to the one-of-a-kind festival created by rap superstar Jay Z, and directed by Academy Award-winner Ron Howard. Features performances and interviews by Jay Z, Pearl Jam, Gary Clark Jr., D'Angelo, Dirty Projectors, The Hives, Miike Snow, Janelle Monae, Odd Future, Rita Ora, Passion Pit, Run-D.M.C., Santigold, Jill Scott, Skrillex and Kanye West. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD. (Phase 4 Films).
Make Your Move
(2014) Derek Hough, BoA (the Queen of Korean Pop). Tale of a pair of star-crossed dancers in New York who find themselves at the center of a bitter rivalry between their brothers' underground dance clubs. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted scenes; commentary with writer-director Duane Adler and choreographers Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo; "Making the Moves" featurette. (Sony).
Mumfie's Quest: The Movie
(1994) From Britt Allcroft, the creator of the award winning children's television series "Thomas & Friends" and "Shining Time Station," comes the tale of Mumfie, a little elephant with a big heart, who ventures far from home in search of friendship and adventure. Along the way he meets new friends, Scarecrow and Pinkey. When Pinkey tells Mumfie about her longing to find her mother, they begin a search to find Pinkey's mother on a gloomy, misty island. Soon they find themselves on an even bigger quest to help restore laughter and fun to the islands. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate).
Next Goal Wins
(2014) Documentary on the American Samoa soccer team, dubbed "the worst team in the world." In 2001, the tiny Pacific island of American Samoa suffered a world record 31-0 defeat at the hands of Australia, garnering headlines across the world as the worst soccer team on the planet. A decade after that humiliating night, they remain rooted to the bottom of FIFA's World rankings, having scored only twice in 17 years. It would take a miracle-maker or a madman to turn the team's fortunes around -- and in maverick Dutch coach Thomas Rongen the islanders somehow find both. With the team about to embark on a grueling World Cup Qualification campaign, Rongen has just one month to transform this ragtag group of losers into a winning team -- and perhaps learn a little about himself along the way. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Ketchup Entertainment).
The Perfect House
(2012) Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten, John Philbin. Horror anthology in which each vignette reveals a dark side to suburban anonymity: A young couple's dream home turns into a house of horrors when the disturbing, violent acts of three generations of doomed families is reawakened for them to witness. Formats: DVD. (Wild Eye Releasing).
(2014) Since it mysteriously appeared on You Tube on July 18, 2012, "Propaganda" has been described as "1984 meets The Blair Witch Project," "A mouthful of scary porridge" and "Even better than Triumph of the Will." Controversial to its core, this hard-hitting anti-Western propaganda film, which looks at the influence of American culture on the rest of the world from a North Korean perspective, has been called "Genius!" by Michael Moore, and has been described as "either a damning indictment of 21st Century culture or the best piece of propaganda in a generation." As first reported on mainstream news around the world, "Propaganda" is allegedly a video smuggled out of North Korea. Brilliantly using this "fake North Korean propaganda" found-footage device, director Slavko Martinov first parodies its language and stylings, before targeting the mountain of hypocrisies and contradictions that make up the modern Western world. In doing so, "Propaganda" delivers a devastating blow to those who might be quick to laugh at "backward" ideologies before considering how 21st century political and cultural trends have hurt the moral high ground of the rest of the world. Eugene Chang is the narrator/North Korean professor, Susannah Kenton handles the English voice-over. Formats: DVD. (MVD Visual).
(2014) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Olivia Williams, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello, Josh Holloway, Mireille Enos. Read more about "Sabotage" in the July Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Making Sabotage" featurette. Blu-ray adds alternate endings. (Universal).
Sector 4: Extraction
(2014) Steven Dell, Eric Roberts, Olivier Gruner, Jeff Jay. When an elite band of private military mercenaries are caught behind enemy lines in the hellish combat zone Sector 4, their only hope for survival is their team leader, who manages to get away. After escaping the clutches of Al-Qaeda, returning home and finding out that his men are still alive, he pledges to uphold the team's motto: "No One Left Behind." Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate).
Shogun BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1980) Three Golden Globe- and three Emmy-award winning (and one of the most watched of all time) three-part miniseries based on the bestselling novel from James Clavell and starring Richard Chamberlain and Toshiro Mifune. Sweeping story of love and war that follows John Blackthorne (Chamberlain), an English navigator shipwrecked off the coast of Japan. Rescued, he becomes an eyewitness to a deadly struggle involving Toranaga (Mifune), a feuding warlord intent on becoming Shogun -- the supreme military dictator. At the same time, Blackthorne is irresistibly drawn into the turmoil and finds himself vying to become the first-ever Gai-Jin (foreigner) to be made a Samurai Warrior. Extras: "The Making of Shogun," three historical perspective featurettes, commentary by director Jerry London on select scenes. Three-disc set, $76.99. (CBS Home Entertainment/Paramount).
(2013 -- South Korea) Gong Yoo, Cho Hee-soon, Jo Seong-ha, Kim Sung-kyun. Dong-chul (Gong Yoo) is the best field agent in North Korea -- until he's abandoned during a mission, his wife and daughter missing. Hunted and on the run, torn between grief and vengeance, he takes a job as a night driver for the CEO of a powerful corporation. The chairman is brutally assassinated -- but gives Dong-chul a pair of glasses before he dies. Now, he's on the run again. Accused of murder, wanted for treason, and desperate to uncover the volatile national secrets hidden inside the glasses, Dong-Chul wants the truth ... and he'll start a war to get it. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. (Well Go USA).
(2014) Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Cillian Murphy, Clifton Collins Jr., Morgan Freeman. Read more about "Transcendence" in the July Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "What Is Transcendence?" "Wally Pfister: A Singular Vision." Blu-ray adds "Guarding the Threat," "The Promise of A.I.," "It's Me" "Singularity," "R.I.F.T." (Warner).
Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club
(2014) Director: Tyler Perry. Stars: Nia Long, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Amy Smart, Zulay Henao, Cocoa Brown, Ryan Eggold, Tyler Perry. Read more about "The Single Moms Club" in the July Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Two behind-the-scenes featurettes. (Lionsgate).
Wahlburgers: The Complete First Season
(2014) Two-disc set with nine episodes, $19.98. A&E Network's newest series gives a behind-the-scenes look into one of Boston's most well-known families, the Wahlbergs. Brothers Mark and Donnie join forces with their sibling, Paul, in their tasty business venture. An homage to their humble beginnings, the hamburger restaurant is home base for the gang from the old neighborhood, including the real Johnny "Drama" and of course their spirited mother my little. Formats: DVD. Extras: Webisodes. (Lionsgate).
Wet Behind the Ears
(2013) Margaret Keane Williams, Jessica Piervicenti, Doug Roland. Independent comedy that shines a light on the plight of the under-prepared, under-qualified millenials hitting the workforce. When Samantha, a bright-eyed graduate who plans to live in the city with her best friend, Victoria, can't find employment due to lack of experience, she is forced to move back home and take a job at an ice cream parlor, where she's further demoralized by old classmates. Meanwhile, feeling abandoned by her friend, Victoria struggles to find a suitable replacement roommate, while enduring corporate life and her boss' egomaniacal demands. But when Samantha convinces Victoria to use her corporate position as part of a shady business deal to solve their problems, the strain on their friendship comes to a head. Samantha must figure out how to get her friend back, while still searching for a way to get her life on track. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Cinema Libre Studio).
The Wind Will Carry Us
(1999) Behzad Dorani, Noghre Asadi, Roushan Karam Elmi. Writer-director Abbas Kiarostami ("Certified Copy") helped put modern Iranian cinema on the map in the 1990s with a string of formally rigorous, widely acclaimed films, including "Close-Up," "Through the Olive Trees" and "Taste of Cherry." He ended the decade with the beautiful and enigmatic "The Wind Will Carry Us." The film follows the changes in the daily routines of the inhabitants of a mountain village after a small group of outsiders arrives, claiming to be "communication engineers." As the deceptive story unfolds, we learn that the mysterious strangers are on a secret mission: They are a television crew sent from Tehran to await the death of an old woman in order to cover the funeral practices of the village. But the village operates on its own schedule, forcing the TV crew to remain much longer than planned. The leader of the crew (Behzad Dorani) winds up spending much of his time adjusting to this strange place, becoming acquainted with its unique residents -- and finding himself torn between wanting the old woman to die so he can finish his project and go home and hoping for her recovery. In Farsi with English subtitles.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Filmed conversation between Kiarostami and New York Film Festival director Richard Pena, commentary by critic Jonathan Rosenbaum and scholar Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa, a new essay by critic Peter Tonguette, 2014 re-release trailer. (Cohen Film Collection).
WWI Centennial Collection
Four-disc set commemorating the 100th anniversary of WWI: "The Big Parade," "Sergeant York," "The Dawn Patrol" and "Wings," $29.93. Formats: DVD. (Warner).
Xena: Warrior Princess - Season Five
(1999-2000) Five-disc set with 22 episodes. Formats: DVD. (Universal).
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Adventure Time: Princess Day
(2014) What time is it? It’s princess time featuring Cartoon Network's all-new on-air special and DVD release. This eponymous, never-before-seen episode will be released two days before it debuts on Cartoon Network on Thursday, July 31 at 7:00 p.m. In the royalty-filled episode, it's Princess Day in Ooo! You know what that means? Yep, Lumpy Space Princess and Marceline team up to prank Breakfast Princess. In addition to the title episode, the single-disc volume includes a collection of 15 additional episodes that prominently feature fan-favorite Adventure Time princesses like Lumpy Space Princess, Princess Bubblegum, Hot Dog Princess, Flame Princess and many more. Formats: DVD, $19.82 (Cartoon Network).
The Amazing Catfish
(2013 -- Mexico/France) Lisa Owen, Ximena Ayala, Sonia Franco, Wendy Guillen. A heartwarming tale of two unique women who bond while recuperating in a hospital. Martha, a mother of four rambunctious and imaginative children, finds solace when she meets the younger woman, Claudia, and quickly the two build a strong relationship. When Martha invites Claudia to live with her family, Claudia unwittingly takes on the responsibility of becoming a surrogate mother to Martha's children. Formats: DVD. (Strand Releasing).
At War With the Army
(1950) Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Mike Kellin, Polly Bergen, Jimmie Dundee, Dick Stabile. In typical Martin and Lewis style, Martin plays the ladies' man with a crooner’s voice while Lewis brings on the laughter in the duo's first starring roles on the silver screen in the classic, song-and gag-filled comedy that has them enlisting in the army. Formats: DVD. (Film Chest Media).
Babar and the Adventures of Badou: Gone Wild
(2014) After 80 celebrated years, Jean de Brunhoff's iconic tales of Babar gets a CGI update with these eight episodes featuring Babar's 8-year-old grandson, Badou, as he grows up, makes new friends and immerses himself in exciting adventures. Formats: DVD. (Entertainment One).
The Big Chill
(1983) After the shocking suicide of their friend, a group of thirtysomethings reunite for his funeral and end up spending a weekend together, reminiscing about their shared pasts as children of the sixties and confronting the uncertainty of their lives as adults of the eighties. Poignant and warmly humorous in equal measure, this 1983 babyboomer milestone made a star of writer-director Lawrence Kasdan and is perhaps the decade's defining ensemble film, featuring memorable performances by Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly and JoBeth Williams. And with its playlist of hit songs from the sixties, "The Big Chill" all but invented the consummately curated soundtrack. New, restored 4K digital film transfer, supervised by cinematographer John Bailey and approved by Kasdan, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Alternate remastered 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Dual Format Edition. Extras: Reunion with cast and crew, including Kasdan, Berenger, Close, Kline, Place, Tilly and Williams, from the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival; documentary from 1998 on the making of the film; deleted scenes; trailer; booklet featuring an essay by writer, director, and actor Lena Dunham. (The Criterion Collection).
Bubble Guppies: Get Ready For School!
(2014) The Bubble Guppies discover that school is a great place to learn, play and meet new friends in these six new episodes; $16.99. Formats: DVD. Extras: Bubble Guppies music video "Pencil Case!" a spoof of Lady Gaga's hit song "Poker Face"; free Bubble Guppies pencil case while supplies last. (Nickelodeon/Paramount).
(2014) Nick Frost, Rashida Jones, Chris O'Dowd, Olivia Colman, Ian McShane, Kayvan Novak. It's 1987 and poised to sweep the floor at the U.K. Junior Salsa Championships, 13-year-old Bruce Garrett has fire in his heels and the world at his feet ... until one fateful night, a freakish bullying incident robs him of his confidence and diverts his life down a very different path. 25 years later, having locked away his boyhood dreams, shabby, overweight Bruce (Nick Frost) finds himself unloved and emotionally inert, with the passionate beating heart of a salsa king laying dormant. It takes the arrival of Julia (Rashida Jones), his smart, funny, gorgeous new American boss, that forces him to re-examine his dull existence. She's way out of his league, but with his loyal sister, childhood dance mentor, and crazy new amateur salsa pal, Bruce tries to unshackle his dancing beast, regain his long lost fury and claim the love of his life. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Four behind-the-scenes featurettes, "How to Dance Salsa With Nick Frost," more. (Entertainment One).
(1983) John Vernon, Samantha Eggar, Lesleh Donaldson, Lynne Griffin. Horror classic from the golden age of the slasher genre in which six young actresses auditioning for a movie role at a remote mansion are targeted by a mysterious masked murderer. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "The Ultimate Nightmare: The Making of Curtains Retrospective," audio commentary with stars Lesleh Donaldson and Lynne Griffin, interviews with producer Peter R. Simpson and Samantha Eggar, theatrical trailer. (Synapse Films/CAV Distributing).
(2013) Melanie Papalia, David Schlachtenhaufen. A young woman studying the habits of webcam chat users from the apparent safety of her apartment witnesses a brutal murder online and is quickly immersed in a nightmare in which she and her loved ones are targeted for the same grisly fate as the first victim. Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).
(2013 -- Thailand) Kazu Patrick Tang, Johan Kirsten, Macha Polivka. In the Devil's Cauldron -- a city of depravity and violence, where only the lethal survive -- two hit men rule the streets, feared by all but loyal to one another. When a beautiful woman seduces them both, they turn on each other, igniting an epic battle that may bring the city to the brink of destruction. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. (Well Go USA).
The Eagle: Season 1
(2004) Nicknamed "The Eagle" for his unerring intuition, detective Hallgrim Hallgrimsson exudes competence and self-assurance but beneath the façade is a tormented personality. Pulled off a plane as he’s going to visit his dying mother in Iceland, Hallgrimsson learns that he's been selected to lead a team of Danish investigators gathered to stem the explosion of European cross-border organized crime. The group takes on the infiltration of organized crime into the state institutions, banks and social strata of Europe and Scandinavia. In Danish with English subtitles. Two-disc set with eight episodes. Formats: DVD. (MHz Home Entertainment).
Finding Vivian Maier
(2013) A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one the most accomplished street photographers of the 20th century. Since buying her work by chance at auction, amateur historian John Maloof has crusaded to put this prolific photographer in the history books. Maier's strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her. Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).
(2013) Ryan Steele, Reed Luplau, Catherine Miller. Staged by acclaimed choreographer Jonah Bokaer, the film focuses on a newly arrived to new York City 18-year-old Kansas innocent who discovers love, friendship and an awareness of his physical gifts during strenuous modern dance rehearsals. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Wolfe Video).
The French Minister
(2013 -- France) Dir.: Bertrand Tavernier; Thierry Lhermitte, Raphael Personnaz. A hilarious send-up of diplomacy and international politics with rapid-fire dialogue and a brilliant ensemble cast. A human whirlwind and a man confident in France's importance on the world stage, Foreign Affairs Minster Alexandre Taillard de Vorms takes on American neo-cons, corrupt Russians and the opportunistic Chinese while his hapless speech writer endures the eccentricities of his megalomaniacal boss and his sycophantic entourage. Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).
Frontline: United States of Secrets
(2014) When NSA contractor Edward Snowden downloaded tens of thousands of top-secret documents from a highly secure government network, it led to the largest leak of classified information in history -- and sparked a fierce debate over privacy, technology and democracy in the post-9/11 world. This documentary goes behind the headlines to reveal the dramatic inside story of how the U.S. government came to monitor and collect the communications of millions of people around the world -- including ordinary Americans -- and the lengths they went to trying to hide the massive surveillance program from the public. Formats: DVD, $24.99. (PBS Distribution).
Grace Kelly Collection
Six-disc set with "Mogambo" (1953), "Dial M for Murder" (1954), "The Country Girl" (1954), "The Bridges at Toko-Ri" (1954), "High Society" (1956) and "To Catch a Thief" (1955).
Formats: DVD, $34.96. Extras: Rarely seen TV interview "Princess Grace de Monaco: A Moment in Time" conducted by Pierre Salinger less than 10 days before her death; collectible series of art cards, photos and memorabilia. (Warner).
(2013) Scott Adkins, Dolph Lundgren, Huang Yi, Nathan Lee, James Lance. Action-adventure about the battle between two rivals to capture a mythical creature that shouldn't exist in China's hinterland -- a wild animal that the locals believe to be a primeval monster they call the "Shocate." Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Making of Legendary" featurette. (Lionsgate).
(2014) Garrett Hedlund, Richard Jenkins, Amy Adams, Jessica Brown Findlay, Anne Archer, Terrence Howard, Jennifer Hudson, Jessica Barden. A man who's estranged from his family receives word that his father has chosen to take himself off life support within 48 hours; he returns home to reconcile with his family and his life. Formats: DVD. (ARC Entertainment).
Midsomer Murders, Set 24
(2012-13) Three mysteries that take place in the cozy villages of Midsomer County make their North American DVD and Blu-ray debuts: "Written in the Stars" (The death of an amateur astronomer during a total eclipse of the sun shines light into some dark corners of the star-gazing community in Midsomer Stanton), "The Sicilian Defence" (In which star-crossed lovers and championship chess intersect as the detectives search for a killer who leaves a chess notation at the scene of the crime) and "Schooled in Murder" (In which a series of gruesome murders appears to be related to secret plans to modernize the dairy that produces the famous Midsomer Blue). Formats: Three-disc DVD: $39.99, two-disc Blu-ray: $49.99. (Acorn Media).
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: The Keys of Friendship
(2014) Five episodes from the HUB TV Network kids series about Twilight Sparkle and her friends in Ponyville and the true meaning and value of friendship, $14.97. Formats: DVD. Extras: Sing-along. (Shout! Factory Kids).
(2013 -- Italy) Daisy Keeping, David Brandon, Joy Tanne, Martin Kashirokov. On a trip to Italy to visit her estranged father, an American teenager is thrown into a world of mystery, horror and legend when she is called upon by 3000-year-old spirits of the Neverlake to help return their lost artifacts and save the lives of missing children. Formats: DVD. (Uncork’d Entertainment).
Nicolas Le Floch
(2008) Four-disc set with five episodes of the detective series set in 1761 Paris. Brilliant young Parisian police commissioner Nicolas Le Floch works under Monsieur de Sartine, the Royal Lieutenant General of Police. Louis XV's kingdom is plagued by conspiracies and murders. With the help of his faithful subordinate Bourdeau, Nicolas solves mysterious disappearances and sorts out awkward scandals. From seedy taverns to the muffled hallways of Versailles, from brothels to the Chatelet prisons, he tracks and stakes out suspects, questions witnesses, gathers evidence, foils traps, and unveils plotters. In French with English subtitles.
Formats: DVD. (MHz Home Entertainment).
(2014) Dir.: Darren Aronofsky; Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, Logan Lerman, Nick Nolte. Read more about "Noah" in the July Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Blu-ray extras: Three behind-the-scenes featurettes: "Iceland: Extreme Beauty," "The Ark Exterior: A Battle for 300 Cubits" and "The Ark Interior: Animals Two By Two." (Paramount).
On My Way
(2013 -- France) Catherine Deneuve, Nemo Schiffman, Gerard Garouste, Camille, Claude Gensac. Now in her early sixties, former beauty queen Bettie (Catherine Deneuve) finds herself jilted by her lover and left alone to deal with the financial problems facing her family's restaurant. What begins as a quick drive to clear her head turns into a full-fledged road trip. Along the way there are chance meetings, an ex-Miss France gala, renewed ties with her estranged daughter and grandson, and possibly, at the end of the road, love. In French with English subtitles. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Cohen Media Group).
1 Chance 2 Dance
(2014) Lexi Giovagnoli, Justin Ray, Ray Latt. When a 17-year old aspiring dancer is uprooted mid-semester of her senior year, she finds herself whisked away from Los Angeles to a small East Coast high school where her heart is divided between two boys, and she has one last shot at making her big dream of becoming a dancer a reality. Formats: DVD. (Monarch Home Entertainment).
The Ong Bak Trilogy
(2003-2008-2010) Tony Jaa stars in this three-part epic tale of revenge.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: ((Magnet Label/Magnolia Home Entertainment).
The Other Woman
(2014) Director: Nick Cassavetes. Stars: Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kate Upton, Nicki Minaj, Don Johnson. Read more about "The Other Woman" in the July Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Gag reel, "Giggle Fit," gallery. Blu-ray adds deleted scenes. (Fox).
The Protector 2
(2013 -- Thailand) Tony Jaa, RZA, Petchtai Wongkamlao, JeeJa Yanin. When Boss Suchart is murdered, all evidence points to Kham (Tony Jaa). Forced to run as he fights to clear his name, he's hunted not only by the police, but also Boss Suchart's revengeful twin nieces and crime lord LC (RZA). Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Magnet Label/Magnolia Home Entertainment).
(2013) Gabriel Byrne delivers a spellbinding performance as British deputy prime minister Tom Dawkins, who is thrust into a world of political machinations and conspiracy he never knew existed in this terrific British political thriller. The four-part series follows Dawkins along a quest for the truth that is tainted by financial, diplomatic, and personal issues that include a banking scandal, impending war, and his most personal secrets being exploited by a journalist. Co-stars Charles Dance, Gina McKee, Rupert Graves and Stephen Dillane. Formats: Two-disc DVD, $39.99. (Acorn Media).
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Cowabunga Classics
(2014) Collection of the "Top 10" rated episodes by fans as found on TV.com. Timed to the new theatrical release of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and the 30th anniversary of the entire TMNT franchise, $14.98.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "The Turtles: A Ninjatastic Look Back," exclusive artist interviews, "A Shellabration of Fan-Nomenon Sensation: Devoted and Die-Hard TMNT Fans Speak!" (Lionsgate).
Twin Peaks - The Entire Mystery
This comprehensive 10-disc box set contains every episode from the complete television series (1990-91); both the U.S. and international versions of the series' pilot; the North American Blu-ray debut of David Lynch's follow-up feature "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me"; and nearly 90 minutes of deleted and alternate scenes from the film. The set also features newly transferred Log Lady introductions for each episode; picture upgrades to many shots in the TV series; a new featurette with Lynch and the actors who portrayed the Palmer family that includes a mesmerizing return to the lives of their characters today; and hours of never-before-released material that dives into the fascinating story behind the celebrated pop culture classic. Along with the newly transferred version of "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me," created from a 4K scan of the original negative, the box set boasts the long-awaited missing pieces from the original version of the film -- nearly an hour-and-a-half of deleted/alternate scenes from -– often referred to as the "holy grail" of Twin Peaks fandom. This feature-length experience has been directed and edited by Lynch exclusively for this release. Capping off more than 30 deleted/alternate scenes is an epilogue providing a fascinating glimpse beyond the cliffhanger finale of the TV series. All with upgraded picture and 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio under the personal supervision of Lynch. Formats: Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Two-part feature "Between Two Worlds" in which Lynch interviews the Palmer family (Leland, Sarah and daughter Laura) about their current existence in this life and the next, and follows up with a discussion with the actors who portray them; "Moving Through Time: Fire Walk With Me Memories," a retrospective documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew who recount the making of the Twin Peaks movie and working with Lynch; Log Lady episode introductions; newly discovered deleted scenes and outtakes from the television series; three Twin Peaks photo galleries with more than 130 behind-the-scenes images from Lynch's personal collection; 10 vignettes of iconic Twin Peaks themes called "Atmospherics," each featuring a unique montage of music, dialogue and video (including some rare outtakes) that appear as both menu backgrounds and as their own textless experience to further immerse fans in the mysterious world of Twin Peaks; a massive collection of pre-existing special features. $109.99. (CBS Home Entertainment/Paramount). Read the entire press release here. Lynch made a very special "Save the Date" card exclusively for this release.
(1980) Jack Palance, Martin Landau, Tarah Nutter, Christopher S. Nelson, Cameron Mitchell,
Neville Brand, Sue Ane Langdon, Ralph Meeker, Larry Storch. Earth is the new hunting ground for an alien life form that preys on human fear and feeds on human flesh. A group of teenagers head out to a lake for a relaxing camping trip in the mountains but things go terribly wrong when they run into an extraterrestrial who throws deadly discs that suck the blood of their victims. The group heads back to the local truck stop for help from the eclectic group of residents -- a crazy war veteran (Martin Landau) and a determined hunter (Jack Palance). Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: Audio commentary with producer/director Greydon Clark; new interviews with cinematographer Dean Cundey, co-writer/co-producer Daniel Grodnik, special make-up effects creator Greg Cannom and actors Christopher S. Nelson and Tarah Nutter; theatrical trailer; still gallery. (Scream Factory/Shout! Factory).
Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Revisited BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1970) The four-hour Director's Cut of the Oscar-winning documentary about the landmark music event that featured some of the greatest rock 'n' roll performers in history. This latest release will contain the complete "40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition" plus brand new concert footage from Jefferson Airplane, Joan Baez, Santana, The Who and more. There are new premiums -- a reproduction of Woodstock Festival tickets and articles from Life Magazine and The New York Times -- in addition to a re-issue of the Woodstock logo iron-on patch. Extras: "Woodstock: Untold Stories" 18 performances; "Woodstock: From Festival to Feature" interviews about the sights and sounds of the three-day event, from concertgoers, promoters, crew and musicians. The bonus material from the original UCE contained two hours of performance footage as well as a featurette gallery showcasing interviews with Martin Scorsese, Michael Lang, director Michael Wadleigh, Hugh Hefner, Eddie Kramer (the concert's original chief on-site engineer and producer-engineer for Jimi Hendrix) and others who chronicle the making of the festival and the film. Included are such segments as "3 Days in a Truck," "No Rain! No Rain!" and "Living Up to Idealism." (Warner).
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