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Baby Blues (2013 -- China) Sing Kwan Janelle, Raymond Lam, Kate Tsui, Karena Ng, Hoi- Pang Lo. Terrifying story of a woman, pregnant with twins, who has a miscarriage and gives birth to only one child. Consumed with grief and postpartum depression, she develops an obsessive attachment to a baby doll discovered by her husband -- presumably abandoned by the previous owner -- in their new house. Soon, mysterious accidents grow into violent episodes that threaten the entire family. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Well Go USA).
photo for Bonanza: The Official Seventh Season – Volumes One and Two Bonanza: The Official Seventh Season – Volumes One and Two (1965-66) Featuring the legendary ensemble cast of Michael Landon, Dan Blocker and Lorne Green, as well as guest appearances from Clint Howard and Sally Newton, the newly remastered seventh season centers on the conflict and passions of the Cartwrights as they attempt to maintain and operate their half-million acre Ponderosa ranch in mid-1800s Nevada. $45.98 each set (Vol 1, four discs, Vol. 2, five discs) or $58.98 for both volumes. Formats: DVD. (CBS/Paramount).

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Buddy's Halloween Adventure (2014) Four stories from PBS Kids' popular "Dinosaur Train" series: "Haunted Roundhouse," "Big Pond Pumpkin Patch," "Night Train" and "Fossil Fred." Formats: DVD, $7.99. (PBS Distribution).
Cabin Fever: Patient Zero (2014) Ryan Donowho, Brando Eaton, Jillian Murray, Mitch Ryan, Lydia Hearst, Currie Graham, Sean Astin. A group of friends' perfect vacation in the Caribbean turns into a nightmare when -- an ill-fated swim in contaminated water -- they stumble upon a seemingly abandoned research facility where a deadly, flesh-eating virus has been unleashed. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Image Entertainment).
Casper BLU-RAY DEBUT (1995) Bill Pullman, Christina Ricci, Cathy Moriarty. Extras: "Revealing Casper," "Penguin for Your Thoughts" cartoon classic, commentary with director Brian Silberling. (Universal).
photo for Chicago Fire: Season Two Chicago Fire: Season Two (2013-14) Five-disc set with 22 episodes, $44.98. "Chicago Fire" returns with a riveting look into the everyday heroics and private lives of the firefighters, rescue squad and paramedics of Firehouse 51, where plunging into roaring infernos and putting out personal fires is just another day on the job. But in Season Two, there are more than just flames to battle when the station lands on the short list for a shutdown, sending the team on a rescue mission they’re not equipped to handle. Formats: DVD. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette, "I Am a Firefighter Digital Series," "Stepping Stone" "Chicago P.D." pilot episode, "8:30 PM" conclusion of the two-part "Chicago Fire/Chicago P.D." crossover event. (Universal).
Chicago P.D.: Season One (2014) Four-disc set with 15 episodes, $44.98. A riveting police drama about the men and women of the Chicago Police Department's District 21 who put it all on the line to serve and protect their community. At the helm of the Intelligence Unit is Sergeant Hank Voight, a man not against crossing legal and ethical lines to ensure the safety and security of the city he loves. Formats: DVD. Extras: Bonus "Chicago Fire" episodes. (Universal).
Citizen Koch (2013) What happens to a free democracy when the mass of ordinary voters become powerless against the super-rich few? In 2010, the Supreme Court's "Citizens United" ruling gave corporations the same rights as individuals to spend freely, and secretly, on political ads. The result has been the democracy-perverting buying of candidates and elections by companies and the superwealthy looking to enrich themselves without regard to the public good. In this expose on the state of democracy in America and the fracturing of the Republican Party, Academy Award-nominated directors Carl Deal and Tia Lessin follow the money behind the rise of the Tea Party, investigating the impact of unlimited, anonymous spending by corporations and billionaires on the electoral process, featuring stories of life-long Republicans whose loyalty is tested when their families become collateral damage in the GOP fight to take organized labor out at the knees. The politically powerful practices of billionaire industrialist brothers David and Charles Koch are just one aspect of this wide-ranging yet sharply focused documentary. Formats: DVD. (MPI Media Group).
Crossbones: Season One (2013) Two-disc set 10 episodes, $44.98. Formats: DVD. (Universal).
Dracula BLU-RAY DEBUT (1979) Dir.: John Badham; Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence, Kate Nelligan.Extras: "The Revamping of Dracula," commentary with director John Badham, Universal Classic Monsters trailer, "Dracula" TV series trailer. (Universal).
Draft Day (2014) Dir.: Ivan Reitman; Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Terry Crews, Tom Welling, Denis Leary, Frank Langella, Sam Elliott, Sean Combs, Ellen Burstyn, Chadwick Boseman. Read more about "Draft Day" in the September Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary with writers Rajiv Joseph and Scott Rothman, deleted scenes. Blu-ray adds "On The Clock: The Making of Draft Day" featurette, "Welcome to Primetime" featurette inside look behind-the-scenes of the NFL Draft. (Lionsgate).
Duck Dynasty: Quack or Treat (2014) Three Halloween-themed episodes including "Quack O'Lanterns," "Hallu-Si-Nations" and "Battle of the Brothers." Formats: DVD, $9.98. Extras: Duck Dynasty-themed pumpkin carving stencil, "Ducks on a Pond." (Lionsgate).
Firestarter BLU-RAY DEBUT (1984) David Keith, Drew Barrymore, Freddie Jones, Heather Locklear, Martin Sheen, George C. Scott, Art Carney, Louise Fletcher. (Universal).
For No Good Reason (2014) Documentary explores the life of British cartoon-artist Ralph Steadman, who is best known for the caricatures he created alongside the work of longtime friend, journalist Hunter S. Thompson. Johnny Depp serves as tour guide and narrator. The film, which incorporates archival footage, personal photographs and selections of the artist's provocative and entertaining work, also features contributions from Terry Gilliam, Richard E. Grant, Tim Robbins, Jann Wenner and features music from Slash, All-American Rejects, Jason Mraz, James Blake, Ed Harcourt and Crystal Castles. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary with director Charlie Paul and producer Lucy Paul, "Cherrywood Cannon" animated short, deleted scenes, Toronto International Film Festival Q&A with Ralph Steadman and Charlie Paul. (Sony).
14 Blades (2010 -- China) Donnie Yen, Law Kar-Ying. The highest grossing blockbuster in China in 2010. Qinglong (action icon Donnie Yen) is a legendary royal guard, trained in a clandestine form of combat from childhood in order to devote his life and lethal prowess to the service of the Emperor. When the Imperial Court is taken over by an evil traitor, Jia, and betrayal lurks at every corner, Qinglong finds himself hunted by those he once trusted. Now as the most wanted man in the land, he must seek out and rally the loyalists to rise against Jia and restore the Emperor to his rightful place. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (RADiUS-TWC/Anchor Bay).
Grey's Anatomy: The Complete Tenth Season (2014) Twenty-four episodes. Formats: DVD. (Disney).
Hammer Horror Series 8-Film Collection Four-disc set with "Brides of Dracula," "The Phantom of the Opera" (1962), "The Kiss of the Vampire," "Night Creatures," "The Curse of the Werewolf," "Paranoiac," "Nightmare" and "The Evil of Frankenstein." Formats: DVD. (Universal).
photo for Heavenly Sword Heavenly Sword (2014) Based on Sony Playstation's bestselling video game of the same name with a voice cast including Anna Torv, Alfred Molina and Thomas Jane. A tale of revenge that centers on Nariko (Torv), a trained warrior with flaring red hair, who gracefully possesses a titular, heavily sought after blade with incredible powers. As the sword's guardian, she must face a megalomaniacal ruler King Bohan (Molina) and his unyielding army, who are determined to obtain the powerful sword for their own manipulation. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital. (Cinedigm).
History Detectives Special Investigations (2014) Four episodes from Season 11 delve into the past to explore some of America's most intriguing mysteries: What was behind the tragic sinking of the SS Sultana, one of the worst maritime disasters in U.S. history, at the end of the American Civil War? Can the detectives solve the mystery of one of the country’s first recorded serial killings, the Austin Servant Girl Murders of the 1880s? What led to the mysterious vanishing of big band leader Glenn Miller during World War II? Who killed Jimmy Hoffa -- and why? Formats: DVD, $29.99. (PBS Distribution).
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season Nine (2013) Ten episodes. Formats: DVD. Extras: Sweet Dee's comedy reel, "The Invigaron Presentation," "Lethal Weapon 6: Director's Cut," "The Gang Does 100 Episodes," "Every Damn Take of Charlie's Theme Song," audio commentaries on select episodes, gag reel. (Fox).
The League Season 5 (2013) 11 unrated, extended episodes. Formats: DVD. Extras: Deleted scenes, "Taco Tones" "The Von Nowzick Wedding Invite," gag reel, Alt Nation. (Fox).
Love Will Find a Way (2014 -- TV) Christian Keyes, Gabrielle Dennis, Jason Weaver, Vanessa Simmons Bell. Millionaire fitness trainer Reggie travels to Paris with his childhood pal, his pal's spirited wife, and her sister, Paula, a self-absorbed matchmaker whom Reggie had engaged to find his soul mate. Sequel to July's "What Would You Do For Love?" Formats: DVD. (Entertainment One).
photo for Moms' Night Out Moms' Night Out (2013) Patricia Heaton, Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Trace Adkins. All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation ... a long-needed moms' night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation and food not served in a paper bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for three hours -- which turns the night into complete chaos. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary with directors Andrew and Jon Erwin and producer Kevin Downes, deleted scenes, blooper reel, four featurettes: "The Heart of Moms' Night Out," "Casting Moms' Night Out," "The Art of Improv" and "The Art of Action." (Sony).
New Girl Season 3 (2013-14) 23 episodes. Formats: DVD. Extras: Deleted extended scenes, "The Happy Hook-up Heartbreak Guide to New Girl," "Drop That Name," gag reel. (Fox).
photo for Night Moves Night Moves (2013) Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsgaard. Three radical environmentalists look to execute the protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam. When inevitable political fallout occurs, the consequences of their actions begin to unravel the group as they find their own personal limits tested. With trust waning, they begin to turn on each other, and the aftermath may push one of them over the edge. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. (Cinedigm).
The Originals: The Complete First Season (2013-14) 22 episodes. This sexy and thrilling new series from "The Vampire Diaries" executive producer centers on the Original vampire family and the dangerous vampire/werewolf hybrid, Klaus (Joseph Morgan), who returns to the magical melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans -- a town he helped build centuries ago. Acting on a mysterious tip that a plot is brewing against photo for The Originals: The Complete First Season him, Klaus' questions lead him to his diabolical former protege, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), a charismatic vampire with total control over the human and supernatural inhabitants of the city. Formats: Five-disc DVD: $59.98, nine-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack: $69.97, Digital. Extras: Pilot commentary, the 2013 Comic-Con panel, the 2014 PaleyFest panel, "The Originals: Origins" featurette, "The Originals: Re-Mixing History" featurette, The Original Vampires: A Bite-Sized Backstory," deleted scenes. (Warner).
Out of the Clear Blue Sky (2012) The riveting, behind-the-scenes story of Cantor Fitzgerald, which was headquartered on floors 101 to 105 of One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan. On September 11, 2001, when hijackers flew commercial airliners into the Twin Towers, 658 of Cantor's 960 employees died, amounting to nearly one-quarter of all people killed at the site. Overnight, Cantor became world famous for the worst of all possible reasons. Cantor Fitzgerald CEO Howard Lutnick was taking his son to his first day of kindergarten when the first plane hit the North Tower. On September 13, Lutnick's emotionally raw, tear-filled interviews transfixed the nation. His distraught television photo for Out of the Clear Blue Sky appearances struck a deep personal chord with millions of traumatized Americans reeling and shell-shocked by the unprecedented attacks. But, within a week, Lutnick stopped the paychecks of his missing employees. It was an act praised by some -- as a necessary step to save the company and to help the victims' survivors -- but lambasted by more, as a self-serving, heartless betrayal by a man well known for his ruthlessness. Lutnick's prior reputation as cutthroat -- even by Wall Street standards -- preceded him. The media turned on him and Lutnick went from the sympathetic face of the tragedy to vilified pariah overnight. Then he completely withdrew from the public eye. Although Cantor suffered almost twice the casualties of the FDNY, the company's story soon faded away. This documentary tells twin stories: the saga of the ravaged business and surviving employees, and an insider's take on the unusual community of families that formed in the aftermath. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Virgil Films).
The People Under the Stairs BLU-RAY DEBUT (1991) Dir.: Wes Craven; Brandon Quintin Adams, Everett McGill, Wendy Robie, A.J. Langer, Ving Rhames. (Universal).
Person of Interest: The Complete Third Season (2013-14) Twenty-three episodes. Formats: DVD: $59.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo: $69.97, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Person of Interest: The Future of A.I.," "Saying Goodbye to a Friend," "Bear on Set,: gag reel, 2013 Comic Con Panel, Season finale audio commentary from Michael Emerson, digital comics based on each episode. (Warner).
photo for R.L. Stine's Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? R.L. Stine's Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? (2014) Max (Ryan Ochoa) only has eyes for Cammy (Bella Thorne), the smart, popular redhead at school. When Max finally scores a date with Cammy on Halloween, Phears, an evil ghost with plans on taking over the world, unleashes his ghouls and things go haywire. With the help of his ghostly pals, Tara and Nicky, can Max thwart Phears' evil plot, help reunite his ghost friends with their long-lost parents and still make his date with Cammy on Halloween? From the prolific creator of "Goosebumps." Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Universal).
The Return BLU-RAY DEBUT (2006) Sarah Michelle Gellar. Extras: "Making of The Return." (Universal).
photo for Richard Lewis: Bundle of Nerves Richard Lewis: Bundle of Nerves (2014) Two-disc set featuring the comedian who has turned mental anguish and self-loathing into his own hilarious art form. Contain his much lauded HBO stand-up special "Magical Misery Tour" (1997),m the TV movie "Diary of a Young Comic" (1977) (co-written and staring Lewis) and the brutally honest theatrical film "Drunks" (1995) with Lewis in a dramatic lead role. "Magical Misery Tour" is the "Prince of Pain" doing what he does best in his fourth cable special, working live in front of an audience, baring his soul and getting non-stop laughs. "Diary of a Young Comic" is the cult classic that stars Lewis as aspiring comedian who agonizes over every detail of life and never seems satisfied with his work or himself. While meeting some interesting LA show biz folks along the way, he eventually converts his fears and worries into a hip and hysterical nightclub act. With cameos by Dom DeLuise, George Jessel and Stacy Keach. "Drunks," based on a hit off-Broadway play, uses an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting as the backdrop for a dark tapestry of stories about addiction and survival. The film features memorable performances by Faye Dunaway, Dianne Wiest, Spalding Gray, Parker Posey, Amanda Plummer, Calista Flockhart, Sam Rockwell and Howard E. Rollins Jr. The cool box cover art is by Richard's pal, The Rolling Stones' Ron Wood. Formats: DVD. Extras: Brand-new introductions from Lewis, commentary tracks for "Diary of a Young Comic" (Lewis and co-writer Bennett Tramer) and "Drunks" (Lewis and director Peter Cohn), new documentary "House of a Lifetime" takes an unforgettable look at Lewis's history-filled home. (Video Services Corp.).
Rocky Road (2014 -- TV) Mark Saling, Steve Byers, Rebecca Dalton, Nicholas Camp. When a hot shot Wall Street investment-bank trader loses his job, he moves back in with his small-town parents, where he takes over his father's ice-cream truck business, reconnects with his high school sweetheart and rediscovers the faith he lost along the way. Dove Foundation family-approved. Formats: DVD. (Entertainment One).
photo for They Came Together (2014) Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Cobie Smulders, Christopher Meloni, Max Greenfield, Bill Hader, Ellie Kemper, Jason Mantzoukas, Melanie Lynskey, Ed Helms. Rom-com spoof about hate-at-first-sight turning into love when Joel (Rudd) and Molly (Poehler) meet after his big Corporate Candy Company threatens to shut down her quirky indie candy shop. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "They All Came Together" featurette, commentary with director/co-writer David Wain and producer/co-writer Michael Showalter, deleted scenes, San Francisco Sketchfest Table Read. (Lionsgate).
Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon (2013) In this new animated film, Tom and Jerry happen upon a mysterious glowing egg, not knowing it was stolen from a very large, fire-breathing dragon. Soon baby Puffy hatches from his egg and takes Tom as his mommy, entangling the cat and mouse team with the angry dragon mom and a powerful witch who wants the baby dragon for her own wicked plans. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Four bonus episodes. (Warner).
photo for Transformers: Beast Machines - The Complete Series Transformers: Beast Machines - The Complete Series (1999) Four-disc set with 26 episodes, $29.93. When the Maximals return to their home planet of Cybertron, they find that everything has changed. Cybertron seems to have been abandoned ... that is, except for the Vehicon drones policing the planet. To make the matter worse, the Maximals discover that they've been infected with a virus that threatens to wipe them out, unless they can adapt. Enter the world of the Beast Machines. Formats: DVD. Extras: Commentaries and interviews with series developer Marv Wolfman, story editor Robert N. Skir, voice director Susan Blu and voice actor David Kaye. (Shout! Factory).
Two: The Story of Roman & Nyro (2013) Combining over 12 years of footage and narrated by their twin sons, the film documents the 12-year journey of legendary songwriter Desmond Child and his lifelong partner Curtis Shaw to create their new modern family, including how they connected with Angela Whittaker, the woman who would carry their twin sons, Roman and Nyro, into the world. From preconception through the boys' first 10 years, the film is the personal and powerful story of these unique individuals. The second film in the Morgan Spurlock Presents series. Formats: DVD. (Virgil Films).
Under the Electric Sky (2014) Documentary on the Electric Daisy Carnival, the largest dance music event in North America. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Universal).
Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection A collection of all 30 Universal Classic Monster films from 1931–1956 with a 48-page collectible book and hours of bonus features including behind the scenes documentaries, the 1931 Spanish version of "Dracula," featurettes on Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr. and Jack Pierce, 13 feature commentaries, archival footage, production photographs, theatrical trailers and more. "Dracula" (1931), "Frankenstein" (1931), "The Mummy" (1932), "The Invisible Man" (1933), "The Bride of Frankenstein" (1935), "Werewolf of London" (1935), "Dracula's Daughter" (1936), "Son of Frankenstein" (1939), "The Invisible Man Returns" (1940), "The Invisible Woman" (1940), "The Mummy's Hand" (1940), "The Wolf Man" (1941), "The Ghost of Frankenstein" (1942), "The Mummy's Ghost" (1942), "The Mummy's Tomb" (1942), "Invisible Agent" (1942), "Phantom of the Opera" (1943), "Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man" (1943), "Son of Dracula" (1943), "House of Frankenstein" (1944), "The Mummy's Curse" (1944), "The Invisible Man's Revenge" (1944), "House of Dracula" (1945), "She-Wolf of London" (1946), "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein" (1948), "Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man" (1951), "Creature from the Black Lagoon" (1954), "Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy" (1955), "Revenge of the Creature" (1955), "The Creature Walks Among Us" (1956). Formats: Twenty-one disc DVD set, $199.98. (Universal).
The Watcher BLU-RAY DEBUT (2000) Keanu Reeves, James Spader, Marissa Tomei. (Universal).
White Noise BLU-RAY DEBUT (2005) Michael Keaton. Extras: "Making Contact: E.V.P. Experts," "Recording the Afterlife at Home," "Hearing Is Believing: Actual E.V.P. Sessions," commentary with director Geoffrey Sax and Michael Keaton. (Universal).
photo for Whitewash Whitewash (2013) Thomas Haden Church, Anie Pascale. In the harsh, wintry woods of rural Quebec, Bruce (Thomas Haden Church), a down-on-his-luck snowplow operator, accidentally kills a man during a drunken night joyride. Stricken with panic, he hides the body and escapes to the deep wilderness in hopes of outrunning both the authorities and his own conscience. But as both begin to close in, Bruce falls apart mentally and morally and mysteries unravel to reveal the man he was before the accident, the truth behind his victim, and the circumstances that brought them together in a single moment. Formats: DVD. (Oscilloscope Laboratories).
Woody Woodpecker and Friends Halloween Favorites (2014) Created by renowned cartoonist Walter Lantz, the Woody Woodpecker and Friends Halloween Favorites collection includes seven spooky cartoon adventures featuring Woody Woodpecker and his friends Chilly Willy, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Wally Walrus, Buzz Buzzard and more. Formats: DVD, $14.98. (Universal).


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Years of Living Dangerously: The Complete Showtime Series (2014) The Showtime series -- nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Documentary Series & Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming -- explores the human impact of climate change. From the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy to the upheaval caused by drought in the Middle East, "Years of Living Dangerously" combines the blockbuster storytelling styles of top Hollywood movie makers with the reporting expertise of Hollywood's brightest stars and today's most respected journalists. The series profiles heroes in science research, environmental activism and business who offer hope even as the series finds the impacts of climate change are already far worse than most viewers have known. Emmy-winning "60 Minutes" veteran photo for Years of Living Dangerously: The Complete Showtime Seriesjournalists/producers David Gelber and Joel Bach created the series, which was executive produced by James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Bach and Gelber oversaw a team of more than 50 field producers and researchers and relied upon the expertise of dozens of leading climatologists. The series features correspondents -- including Hollywood celebrities -- who went into the field as journalists, and they succeeded in remarkable ways. The team of correspondents includes Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Jessica Alba, America Ferrera, Don Cheadle, Michael C. Hall, Olivia Munn, Ian Somerhalder, Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas Friedman, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Additional correspondents include Leslie Stahl, Mark Bittman, Chris Hayes, M. Sanjayan and more. Series correspondents find that politics is getting in the way of solutions that can reduce or slow the rate of growth of climate change. In a riveting turn of events, correspondent and actor Harrison Ford goes deep into Indonesian deforestation issue and confronts business leaders and the top government official responsible for the destruction of that nation's forests. Correspondent America Ferrera investigated the battle over the future of renewable energy in the U.S. She profiles a prominent climate skeptic who is leading a national lobbying campaign that crusades against clean energy. She found that renewable energy, once considered too expensive to deploy on a large scale, is making major inroads in the United States. And Matt Damon and Don Cheadle each went into communities and connected with women and men in Texas and California and reported on the real toll climate change is already having on Americans, impacts they were able to witness first-hand. They saw the health and economic impacts that are at the heart of the urgency of the climate change issue, yet are the ones most Americans don't associate with our changing environment. Formats: Five-disc DVD: $55.99. Extras: Bonus features for each episode. (FilmRise).

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Any Given Sunday Director's Cut BLU-RAY DEBUT (1999) Dir.: Oliver Stone; Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz, Dennis Quaid, James Woods, Jamie Foxx, LL Cool J, Matthew Modine, Jim Brown, Lela Rochon, Lauren Holly, Ann-Margret, Aaron Eckhart. Extras: New "Anything Can Happen" retrospective, making-of documentary, commentary by photo for Bee People Stone and Foxx, unused/extended scenes, music videos, gag reel, screen tests, more. (Warner).
Bee People (2014) For 100 million years, bees have provided sustainability on earth. In fact, the honeybee is responsible for one third of the items on our dinner plates. Unfortunately these glorious pollinators are facing myriad challenges -- colony collapse disorder, nicotine-based pesticides, mites -- and are disappearing at truly alarming numbers. Following in the flight path of the acclaimed documentary "Vanishing of the Bees," this documentary takes a look at the incredible world of bees -- and the people who keep them. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: "Extracting Honey" featurette. (True Mind/TDC Entertainment).
Blue Bloods – The Fourth Season (2013-14) Six-disc set with 22 episodes, $54.99. The Reagan family dynamics continue to shift as they deal with everything from gambling and drugs to kidnapping and murder: Jamie (Will Estes) photo for Blue Bloods – The Fourth Season wrestles with his feelings for his new partner; Erin (Bridget Moynahan) and Jack (Peter Hermann) work to figure out their personal relationship; and Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) and Frank (Tom Selleck) clash over an internal investigation of Danny's techniques. As the Reagans faces off against the FBI, the mob, and other officers who don't follow their ethical code, the family bond will both serve and protect them. Formats: DVD. Extras: "The Story of the Reagans: Season 4," commentary on select episodes, deleted scenes, "Growing Up Reagan: Spotlight on Sami Gayle," "They Make It There: Blue Bloods Locations," "Partner Profiles: Baez & Janko," bloopers, deleted scenes. (CBS/Paramount).
Borgman (2013 -- Netherlands) Jan Bijvoet, Hadewych Minis, Jeroen Perceval, Alex van Warmerdam, Tom Dewispelaere, Sara Hjort Ditlevsen. A dark suburban fable exploring the nature of evil in unexpected places. A vagrant enters the world of an arrogant upper-class family, turning their home and lives into a psychological nightmare in the process. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: Three deleted scenes, reversible mondo art, 28-page booklet featuring cast and crew interviews and more. (Drafthouse Films).
Born to Race: Fast Track (2014) Brett Davern, Beau Mirchoff, Tiffany Dupont, Diogo Morgado, Corbin Bernsen, Grant Show, Sharon Lawrence. Second in the "Born to Race" series has street racers Danny and Jake heading off to a top racing school where they compete with a roster of international-class drivers. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Anchor Bay).
Brick Mansions (2014) Paul Walker, RZA, David Belle. Read more about "Brick Mansions" in the September Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Brick by Brick: Creating the Characters," theatrical trailer. Blu-ray adds unrated cut featuring 16 minutes of additional footage, "on Set Action With Paul Walker," "Becoming Tremaine." (Fox).
photo for Burning Blue Burning Blue (2013) Trent Ford, Morgan Spector, Rob Mayes, William Lee Scott. Based on the critically acclaimed London and Off Broadway play set in the era of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" about two male Navy pilots who begin a forbidden love affair that will forever change their lives and the lives of their families. Formats: DVD,, VOD, Digital. Extras: Commentary with co-writer/director/producer DMW Greer, "Burning Blue: A Story of Courage and Love" featurette, Deleted scenes. (Lionsgate).
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Robert Redford, Samuel L. Jackson, Hayley Atwell, Frank Grillo, Toby Jones, Dominic Cooper, Emily VanCamp, Cobie Smulders, Garry Shandling, Maximiliano Hernandez, Jenny Agutter, Alan Dale. Read more about "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" in the September Calendar. Formats: 3D Blu-ray/Blu-ray Disc Combo, Blu-ray, DVD, VOD, Digital, Disney Movies Anywhere (cloud). Extras: Making-of-featurette, deleted scene. Blu-ray adds commentary, more deleted scenes, bloopers, more. (Disney).
The Crow: Salvation (2000) Kirsten Dunst, Eric Mabius, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, William Atherton, Fred Ward. The third installment in the highly successful and popular "Crow" franchise. Formats: DVD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Production Design featurette, "Who's That Bird?" featurette, behind-the-scenes featurette, behind-the-makeup featurette, commentary with director Bharat Nalluri, actor Eric Mabius, producer Jeff Most, composer Marco Beltrami and production Designer Mala Javan. (Lionsgate).
The Curse of Oak Island: Season One (2013) History Channel reality series that follows two brothers as they attempt to find hidden treasure on Oak Island off the coast of Nova Scotia, a search that has eluded the likes of John Wayne, Errol Flynn and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Two-disc set, $14.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: Behind-the-scenes bonus footage, original presentation pitch. (Lionsgate).
Doctor Who: Deep Breath (2014) The Doctor makes his spectacular return in this feature-length season premiere episode of the hit sci-fi series. The beginning of the Twelfth Doctor's era stars Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, Jenna Coleman as his companion Clara Oswald, Neve McIntosh as Madame Vastra, Catrin Stewart as Jenny Flint and Dan Starkey as Strax. When the Doctor arrives in Victorian London he finds a dinosaur rampant in the Thames and a spate of deadly spontaneous combustions. Who is the new Doctor and will Clara's friendship survive as they embark on a terrifying mission into the heart of an alien conspiracy? The Doctor has changed. It's time you knew him. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Prequel scene only seen in theaters, behind the scenes featurette only seen in theaters, "Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor" announcement of the casting of Peter Capaldi as the next Doctor, "The Real History of Science Fiction: Episode 4 - TIME": This documentary series delves into the real history of science fiction, with this episode focusing on time travel and featuring Steven Moffat, David Tennant, Karen Gillan, and Neil Gaiman offering a unique perspective on the Doctor. (BBC Home Entertainment).
photo for Dynasty: The Final Season – Volumes One and Two Dynasty: The Final Season – Volumes One and Two (1988-89) Witness the conflicts, catfights and turmoil of the rich and fabulous. The iconic 1980s hit series stars John Forsythe, Linda Evans and Joan Collins, and follows the rich and powerful Carrington family as they exploit and manipulate others in order to maintain their status of influence and wealth. Each three-disc volume contains 11 episodes, $42.99 each; both volumes are available together for $69.98. Formats: DVD. (CBS/Paramount).
God's Pocket (2014) Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christina Hendricks, Eddie Marsan, Caleb Landry Jones, Jack O'Connell, Richard Jenkins, John Turturro. When Mickey's crazy step-son Leon is killed in a construction "accident," nobody in the working class neighborhood of Philadelphia's God's Pocket is sorry he's gone. When a local columnist comes sniffing around for the truth, Mickey -- whose line of work entails stealing vans of meat with his accomplice Arthur -- quickly finds himself stuck in a life-or-death struggle compounded by a body he can't bury, a wife (and grieving mother) he can't please and a debt he can't pay. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (IFC Films/MPI Media Group).
photo for Godzilla 2000 BLU-RAY DEBUT Godzilla 2000 BLU-RAY DEBUT (1999) The king of all monsters is back and bigger than ever. The action heats up when a UFO reveals itself as a massive alien monster with awesome destructive powers. The alien monster heads straight for the behemoth Godzilla who’s just crushed the entire city for the battle of the millennium. But Godzilla’s furious heat beam may not be enough to destroy the death-dealing alien, and the future of humankind is in jeopardy. Includes both the Japanese and U.S. versions. (Sony).
Godzilla Double Feature BLU-RAY DEBUT "Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack" (2001): Fifty years ago, the Japanese Defense Forces killed Godzilla or so they thought. When a series of terrifying natural disasters begin to plague Japan, including the inexplicable offshore sinking of a U.S. submarine, a mystic old man warns his nation that Godzilla has come back to destroy Japan as revenge for all the souls lost in the Pacific War. When mere military might cannot squash the monster, the mystic man awakens the Holy Beasts of Yamato - King Ghidorah, Mothra and Baragon, sleeping giants that protected Japan in ancient times. These untamed mammoth beasts take on Godzilla with frightening supernatural brute power.
"Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla" (2002): After four years of scrupulous preparation under the prime minister, a new invincible robot, Mechagodzilla, has now reached completion, armed with various weapons, including the most powerful gun in history that can destroy anything in the world. But as soon as Mechagodzilla starts on its test run, the huge shadow of Godzilla begins to rise from the depths of the ocean. (Sony).
The Goldbergs: The Complete First Season (2013-14) Three-disc set with 23 episodes. Formats: DVD. Extras: Cast and crew commentary on five episodes; five featurettes: "Blast from the Past: Making Season One," "Our House: The '80s Revisited," "On Set With Jeff Garlin," "Patton Oswalt: Adam Grows Up," "Costumes of the '80s: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly." (Sony).
Graduation Day (1981) Christopher George, Patch Mackenzie, Michael Pataki, Linnea Quigley, Vanna White, E.J. Peaker. After the death of a high school track star during a race, a mysterious, fencing-mask wearing killer begins murdering her friends and teachers. Who could the killer be? Her disgruntled coach? Her angry sister? Her violent boyfriend? As the bodies pile up, a twisted mystery unfolds, slowly revealing itself as it moves towards its bloody climax. One of the quintessential high school set slasher films of the early '80s, newly restored in 4K and presented in its original aspect ratio for the very first time. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: Interview with producer David Baughn, interview with editor Martin Sadoff, interview with star Patch Mackenzie. (Vinegar Syndrome/CAV Distributing).
Hangmen Also Die (1942) Brian Donlevy, Anna Lee, Walter Brennan. The great director Fritz Lang made his reputation in Germany with such landmarks as "Metropolis," "M" and "The Testament of Dr. photo for Hangmen Also Die Mabuse," but he left the country in 1933 as Nazism took hold. He continued his long and successful career in Hollywood, often returning to the themes of oppression and persecution, never more overtly than in this thriller, made in 1942, in which Lang decided to make a film that would face the Nazi terror head-on. Working with the famous playwright Bertolt Brecht and the Oscar-winning cinematographer James Wong Howe, Lang devised a fact-based thriller that would shock and stir audiences. In German-occupied Czechoslovakia, surgeon Franticek Svoboda (Brian Donlevy), a Czech patriot, succeeds in assassinating the (real-life) "Hangman of Europe," the high-ranking Nazi and key Holocaust architect Reinhard Heydrich (Hans Heinrich von Twardowski). But Svoboda's getaway car is discovered and therefore his planned safe house must reject him. When a woman he doesn't know, Mascha (Anna Lee), deliberately misdirects German soldiers close to finding him, he seeks her home as a refuge. This turns out to be the home of her father, history professor Stephen Novotny (Walter Brennan), who the Nazis have banned from teaching. With the assassin remaining elusive, the Gestapo in Prague offer an incentive for him to turn himself in (or for others to reveal him): They will execute 400 citizens, including Professor Novotny, 40 at a time, until the killer is in custody. Restored in collaboration with the British Film Institute and Pinewood Studios; it features a one-minute sequence that was cut from the original domestic release. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Audio commentary by former New York Film Festival program director Richard Pena, featurette with historian Robert Gerwarth, illustrated essay by Prof. Peter Ellenbruch, 1942 German newsreel, restoration comparison, rerelease trailer. (Cohen Film Collection).
Homeland Season Three (2013) Twelve episodes. Formats: Four-disc DVD: $49.98, three-disc Blu-ray: $59.99. Extras: "Homeland" Season Three: The Tower of David – Filming in Puerto Rico," "The Last Days: Filming the Season Finale," commentary on Season finale episode"The Star," deleted scenes. (Fox).
The Hunted (2014) Josh Stewart, Skipp Sudduth, Nikki Deloach, Ronnie Gene Blevins. Follows family-man, hunter, Jake (Josh Stewart), alongside his best friend Stevie (Ronnie Gene Blevins) as they journey deep into the Appalachians of West Virginia on the hunt for a legendary buck. Chasing their dream of landing a television hunting show, the duo head into the dense, secluded mountains armed with only their bows and camera equipment. The friends quickly realize there is something else that stirs within the woods, something that, turn by turn, begins to hunt them. Formats: DVD, VOD. Extras: Audio commentary with director and star Josh Stewart and the producers, "The True Story" featurette. (Entertainment One).
Korengal (2013) Sebastian Junger's followup to his Oscar-nominated film "Restrepo," which dropped viewers into the thick of battle in the War in Afghanistan. With this equally visceral followup, Junger focuses on the state of mind of U.S. soldiers after they've left the war."Korengal," named for the Afghan valley where Restrepo took place, picks up where the earlier film left off ... the same men, the same place, the same commanders, but a very different look at the experience of war. The film explains how war works, what it feels like and what it does to the young men who fight it. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Virgil Films).
Last Passenger (2013) Dougray Scott, Kara Tointon, Iddo Goldberg, Joshua Kaynama. A handful of passengers -- including a London doctor and single dad on his way home one night -- on a speeding London commuter train hang on for their lives as the train hurtles out of control, without a conductor or brakes but apparently controlled by someone looking to wreak havoc. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray disc. (Cohen Media Group).
Little House on the Prairie - Season Three Deluxe Remastered Edition (1976-77) Five-disc set with 22 episodes. Formats: DVD: $21.98, Blu-ray Disc: $24.99, Digital. Extras: "The Little House Phenomenon: Part Three - Casting Walnut Grove" documentary. (Lionsgate).
photo for A Long Way Down A Long Way Down (2014) Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots. Four strangers meet on the roof of a London building on New Year' Eve, each with the intent of committing suicide. Their plans for death in solitude are ruined, so they mutually agree to call off their plans for six weeks and form an unconventional, dysfunctional family. Based on the novel by Nick Hornby. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Deleted scenes, theatrical trailer. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
Louder Than Words (2013) David Duchovny, Hope Davis, Timothy Hutton, Olivia Steele-Falconer, Adelaide Kane, Ben Rosenfield, Morgan Griffin. After the unexpected death of their daughter, a couple work to build a state of the art children's hospital where families are welcomed into the healing process. Formats: DVD. (ARC Entertainment).
photo for The Magic School Bus: Human Body DVD + Book The Magic School Bus: Human Body DVD + Book (2012) A DVD and book bundle that teaches all about the human body with Ms. Frizzle and The Magic School Bus gang. Three episodes of the Emmy Award-winning animated science-adventure series based on the best-selling books here has Ms. Frizzle taking the kids inside the human body to explore everything from head to toe and inbetween: "For Lunch," "Inside Ralphie," "Flexes Its Muscles" and "Gets Planted." The 70-page book has Ms. Frizzle and the class visiting the Hugh Mann Costume Company, where they get an informative lesson about skeletons. Formats: DVD. (Scholastic/Cinedigm).
Marvel's Agents OF S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 1 (2013-14) All 22 episodes. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "Journey Into S.D.C.C. (San Diego Comic-Con)," "Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe TV Special," "Behind-The-Scenes Field Reports," VFX breakdowns, audio commentaries with filmmakers and cast, gag reel, deleted scenes. (Disney).
Monika (2012) Jason Wiles, Cerina Vincent. A down-and-out man is pulled into a brutal revenge mission after meeting the woman of his dreams. While staying in a cheap Las Vegas motel, a man troubled by visions and premonitions meets Monika, a beautiful young woman with seduction and revenge on her mind, taking him on a surreal cat-and-mouse hunt for the hit man who murdered her sister. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Inception Media Group).
photo for Mothra Trilogy BLU-RAY DEBUT Mothra Trilogy BLU-RAY DEBUT "Rebirth of Mothra" (1996): Mothra, one of Godzilla’s longtime allies (and sometimes foe) gets her very own movie series in this, the first of a trilogy. When the three-headed Desghidorah, even fiercer than King Ghidorah, begins to destroy the forests of Japan, Mothra leaves her island paradise to help save them.
"Rebirth of Mothra II" (1997): Two young kids inadvertently unleash a giant sea creature which is somehow strengthened from the abundance of modern-day pollution. Mothra’s keepers, the tiny twins Moll and Lora, quickly rouse the gentle giant in order to combat this latest threat to peace.
"Rebirth of Mothra III" (1998): In the final film in the new Mothra trilogy, King Ghidorah, the most destructive of all the monsters, returns to destroy the Earth. Primed for combat, Mothra goes into the past to battle a younger version of King Ghidorah. (Sony).
photo for My Little Pony – Friendship Is Magic: Spooktacular Pony Tales My Little Pony – Friendship Is Magic: Spooktacular Pony Tales (2014) Six-Halloween-themed episodes featuring the very popular Hasbro toy, $14.97. Episodes include: "Boast Busters," "Stare Master," "Luna Eclipsed," "Sleepless In Ponyville," "Castle Mane-ia" and "Bats! Formats: DVD. Extras: Pumpkin carving stencils, color Halloween poster, Sing-Along. (Shout! Factory Kids).
My Man Is a Loser (2013) Michael Rapaport, Bryan Callen, Tika Sumpter, John Stamos. Two married friends employ a single playboy to help them get their mojo back to save their marriages. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate).
Perry Mason Movie Collection Double Features Four, Five and Six Double Feature Four: "The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel," "The Case of the Avenging Ace"; Double Feature Five: "The Case of the Lady in the Lake," "The Case of the Lethal Lesson," Double Feature Six: "The Case of the Musical Murder," "The Case of the All-Star Assassin." $16.99 each. Formats: DVD. (CBS/Paramount).
photo for Prom Night Prom Night Special Edition (1980) Dir.: Paul Lynch; Jamie Lee Curtis, Leslie Nielsen, Eddie Benton. In this celebrated "slasher" horror classic, four Hamilton High seniors are hiding a terrible secret. What happened to Robin Hammond six years ago was a game that turned into a horrible tragedy, and someone saw what they did ... someone waiting for gruesome revenge. Wearing a black hood and wielding an axe, a killer brutally slaughters the teenagers one by one at their high school prom. As the spotlight falls on the newly crowned prom king and queen, the psychopath will show everyone his new favorite game to play. Remastered and restored in 2K from the original 35mm camera negative with an all-new 5.1 surround mix. (Original 2.0 mono included). Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentary with director Paul Lynch and screenwriter William Gray, "The Horrors of Hamilton High: The Making of "Prom Night" featurette, collection of additional scenes added for television broadcast, original theatrical trailer & television spots. Blu-ray adds never-before-seen outtakes, motion still gallery. (Synapse Films/CAV Distributing).
photo for Pumpkinhead (Collector's Edition) BLU-RAY DEBUT Pumpkinhead (Collector's Edition) BLU-RAY DEBUT (1988) Horror favorite with one of the scariest movie monsters of all time. When a group of teenagers inadvertently kill his only son, Ed Harley (Lance Henriksen) seeks the powers of a backwoods witch to bring the child back to life. But instead, she invokes "the pumpkinhead" -- a monstrously clawed demon which, once reborn, answers only to Ed's bloodlust. Extras: New featurette "Remembering the Monster Kid: A Tribute to Stan Winston"; new interviews with producer Richard Weinman and actors John D'Aquino and Matthew Hurley; commentary by co-screenwriter Gary Gerani and Creature & FX Creators Tom Woodruff Jr. and Alec Gillis; "Pumpkinhead Unearthed" making of documentary featuring "Evolution of a Demon," "The Cursed and the Damned," "The Tortured Soul of Ed Harley," "Constructing Vengeance," "Razorback Holler"; "Demonic Toys" featurette; behind-the-scenes footage; still gallery; theatrical trailer. (Scream Factory/Shout! Factory).
Refuge (2012) Krysten Ritter, Brian Geraghty, Logan Huffman, Madeleine Martin. After her parents abandon them, a young woman raises her two, slightly younger, but overly needy siblings, balancing her personal life with her responsibilities. When a young handsome stranger rolls into town, he photo for Regular Show: Rigby Pack becomes entrenched in the family while he and, against all odds, the pair begin to create a life they never thought possible. Formats: DVD. (Strand Releasing).
Regular Show: Rigby Pack (2014) Cartoon Network and the "Regular Show's" favorite slacker raccoon takes center stage with 16 Rigby-rrific episodes, $19.82. The Cartoon Network series follows two best friends and park groundskeepers, Mordecai the blue jay and Rigby the raccoon, whose attempts to escape their everyday boredom take them to fantastical -- and sometimes unintended –- extremes. Maintenance duties for Rigby and Mordecai are just dull enough to somehow propel the pair into different wild shenanigans each episode. Their boss, the gumball machine Benton, doesn't enjoy having to manage their antics ... but their insane escapades often delight Pops, a talking lollipop, who has spent his entire life in the park. Formats: DVD. (Warner).
photo for Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella (1965) Lesley Ann Warren, Stuart Damon, Walter Pidgeon, Ginger Rogers, Celeste Holm. 50th Anniversary Edition showcases a new high quality transfer from the original master. This 1965 TV remake of the original 1957 version (which starred Julie Andrews) is one of the most treasured interpretations of this classic fairy tale. Filmed on videotape, it enjoyed repeated airings throughout the 1960s and 70s. Formats: DVD. Extras: Retrospective featurette. (Shout! Factory)
Sabrina - Secrets of a Teenage Witch: A Witch and the Werewolf - The Movie (2014) Animated movie follows the charming Sabrina Spellman (voice of Ashley Tisdale) who leads a double life as both a klutzy high schooler and superhero sorceress. Formats: DVD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Cast My Spell on You" music video. (Lionsgate).
Secrets of Her Majesty's Secret Service (2014) Documentary about the legendary spy agency popularized by Ian Fleming's James Bond, lifting the veil on the shadowy culture of espionage, going back in time and behind the scenes to look at some of the world's most calculated and delicately executed operations. Established in 1909 as the Secret Service Bureau, MI6, as it is known, initially was set up to control secret intelligence operations overseas, concentrating on Imperial Germany’s activities. In addition to outlining the exploits of Reilly "Ace of Spies" and presenting some of the "gadgets" used in intelligence gathering, the film reveals how the practice of recruiting agents from the upper classes proved damaging to the agency. Formats: DVD. (PBS Distribution).
SpongeBob SquarePants: Spongebob’s Halloween Collection (2014) Two-disc set with 17 episodes and two bonus features as SpongeBob and his friends encounter ghosts, curses and other frightening things. Formats: DVD. Extras: Music video: "Scaredy Pants," SpongeBob SquarePants Video Game Sneak Peek. (Nickelodeon/Paramount).
photo for Supernatural: The Complete Ninth Season Supernatural: The Complete Ninth Season (2013-14) Twenty-three episodes. Formats: DVD: 59.98, Blu-ray: $69.97, Digital, UltraViolet (Cloud). With the angelic Host's descent to Earth, Sam and Dean are now facing a world inhabited by thousands of powerful beings, who soon form their own chaotic agendas. Before tackling the threat of the "loose nukes" roaming the globe, however, the Winchesters engage in their most personal conflict yet. Meanwhile, Castiel finds he's more vulnerable -- and yet capable of more humanity -- than ever. As the threat escalates, a way must be found to reopen the gates of Heaven and head off a demon insurrection in Hell. Extras: "Men of Letters" featurettes: "Men of Letters: The Winchester Legacy," "Designing the Men of Letters Bunker," "Supernatural - Bound by Blood: Decisions and Consequences," "Crow's Nest Tour," "Library Tour," "Lab Tour," "Kitchen Galley," "Dorms Tour," "Room 7B"; 2013 Comic-Con Panel; producer/director commentaries; "Behind the Scenes of Supernatural: A Fan's Perspective" mockumentary; deleted scenes; gag reel."(Warner).
photo for Teenage Teenage (2013) Teenagers didn't always exist. They were invented. As the cultural landscape around the world was thrown into turmoil during the industrial revolution, and with a chasm erupting between adults and youth, the concept of a new generation took shape. Whether in America, England, or Germany, whether party-crazed Flappers or hip Swing Kids, zealous Nazi Youth or frenzied Sub-Debs, it didn't matter -- this was a new idea of how people come of age. They were dubbed Teenagers. A hypnotic rumination on the genesis of youth culture, "Teenage" is a living collage of rare archival material, filmed portraits, and diary entries read by Jena Malone, Ben Whishaw and others. Set to a shimmering score, the film is a mesmerizing trip into the past and a riveting look at the very idea of "coming-of-age." Formats: DVD. (Oscilloscope).
Vampire Diaries: The Complete Fifth Season (2013-14) 22 episodes (including the series' 100th episode). After a sizzling summer with Damon, Elena leaves Mystic Falls for Whitmore College and moves into a dorm with Caroline as her roomie, photo for Vampire Diaries: The Complete Fifth Season ready for new adventures and new friends. But dark thoughts gnaw at Elena, and soon familiar faces are back in the girls' lives. There's Stefan with his shadow self, Silas, plus Katherine, with a diabolical agenda and a jaw-dropping transformation. As the doppelgangers test destiny, pitting the Salvatore brothers against each other, the student body count rises -- evidence of powerful forces on campus. The struggle later continues between the mysterious Travelers, new witches and vampires, fighting for their own survival and, ultimately, the fate of Mystic Falls. Formats: DVD: $59.98, Blu-ray Combo Pack: $69.97, Digital, UltraViolet (Cloud). Extras: Three featurettes: "Reinvention: To the Other Side and Back," "I Know What You Did ... in the Last 100 Episodes," "A Day in the Afterlife"; "Second Bite" gag reel; deleted scenes. (Warner).
The Victim (2013) Ashley Chin, Ashley Madekwe, David Harewood, Jason Maza, Anna Nightingale, Michael Maris. Tyson, an east Londoner in his 20s, looks after his sister by day, and robs luxury flats at night. But his sister's classroom encounters with an inspirational teacher, and a girl from the other side of the tracks, allows him to glimpse another way of life. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. (Well Go USA).
photo for Willow Creek Willow Creek (2013) Alexie Gilmore, Bryce Johnson. Looking to make a splash with his research videos into the existence of Bigfoot, Jim and his skeptical girlfriend Kelly take a camping trip to the mountains surrounding Willow Creek, California, a small town where famous footage of the legendary Sasquatch was filmed decades earlier -- where they find themselves face to face with a terrifying evil. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentary with writer-director Bobcat Goldthwait and stars Alexie Gilmore and Bryce Johnson, deleted scenes, Bryce Johnson's "The Making of Willow Creek." (Dark Sky Films).
Words and Pictures (2014) Dir.: Fred Schepisi; Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche, Bruce Davison, Navid Nagahban, Amy Brenneman. Read more about "Words and Pictures" in the September Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. Extras: Commentary with director Fred Schepisi, "Behind-the-scenes of Words and Pictures" featurette. (Lionsgate).
The World Wars (2014) Documentary commemorates the 100th anniversary of WWI and 75th anniversary of WWII, traversing three decades of war through insightful interviews with historians and modern-day politicians as well as dramatic reenactments. Adolf Hitler, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Benito Mussolini, Winston Churchill, Charles de Gaulle, George Patton. Before they were the giants of WWII, they were infantrymen and privates in WWI, the "war to end all wars." This is the story of the devastating three decades of 20th-century world war through the eyes of the men whose characters were forged in the trenches before they commanded a world on the brink of disaster. Narrated by Jeremy Renner. Originally premiered on Memorial Day on the History Channel. Formats: Two-disc DVD: $26.98, two-disc Blu-ray: $29.99, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Characters in depth: Hitler, Eisenhower, FDR, Truman, Stalin, Churchill; "World War 1: One Word" featurette; "Tech Developments of WWI" featurette; "Life in a Trench" featurette; "The US in WWI" featurette; "Did WWI Lead to WWII" featurette; "Legacy of WWI" featurette; "Global Connections of WWI" featurette; "Nationalism and WWI" featurette; "Harlem Hellfighters" featurette; deleted scenes. (Lionsgate).
Worlds Together Cuba (2011) Provides a ground level look at Cuba -- The Pearl of the Antilles. Narrated by children, the film introduces the island by touching on its topography, history, health care, cuisine, education and religious practices. Also available are "Worlds Together Ecuador" and "Worlds Together Colombia." Formats: DVD, $29.95. (Master Communications).
Young Frankenstein: 40th Anniversary BLU-RAY DEBUT (1974) Dir.: Mel Brooks; Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr, Madeline Kahn. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentary by Mel Brooks; interviews with Marty Feldman, Gene Wilder and Cloris Leachman; "Inside the Lab: Secret Formulas to the Making of Young Frankenstein" featurette; "Blucher Button"; "It's Alive: Creating a Monster Classic" featurette; "Making FrankenSense of Young Frankenstein" featurette; "Transylvanian Lullaby: The Music of John Norris" featurette; deleted scenes and outtakes; production photo galleries; more. (Fox).

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About a Boy: Season One (2013) Two-disc set with 13 episodes, $29.98. Formats: DVD. (Universal).
photo for Armed Response Armed Response (2013) Ethan Embry, Cary Elwes, Michael Gladis, Clea Duvall, Ed Begley Jr., Ving Rhames, Vinnie Jones. When a home security business falls on hard times, the owners decide to start robbing local homes in a desperate attempt to create the need for their services. The plan seems to work perfectly until, in an attempt to one-up the competition, they finish a job with more in their haul than they bargained for. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary with co-writers/directors Adam Beamer and Evan Beamer and co-writer Craig Hildebrand; gag reel. (Lionsgate).
Arrow: The Complete Second Season (2013) Twenty-three episodes plus a Season One recap. Based on the DC Comics "Green Arrow" superhero comic book series. Billionaire archery enthusiast Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) returns for another season in Starling City. Sworn to fight crime and corruption in his city, Oliver (aka photo for Arrow: The Complete Second Season the Arrow) -- with the help of the tech-savvy Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) and his iron-fisted right hand, John Diggle (David Ramsey), and the occasional, reluctant assistance of former police detective Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne) -- has been waging a one-man war on crime. But in all wars, there are casualties. To honor his fallen friend, Tommy Merlyn, and protect the people he loves, Oliver must rededicate himself to his mission and be more than just a vigilante. He must become a beacon of hope for the city's most vulnerable…and a weapon of justice against those who prey upon them. Formats: Five-disc DVD: $59.98, nine-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo: $69.97. Extras: "From Vigilante to Green Arrow" featurette, "How Did They Do That?! Action & FX" featurette, "Wirework: The Impossible Moves of Arrow" featurette, Arrow 2013 Comic Con panel, select episode commentaries, deleted scenes, gag reel. (Warner).
Awkward Season Three (2013) Four-disc set with 20 episodes of the MTV series, $26.99. Formats: DVD. Extras: Webisodes, "Awkward Aftershows," fashion from Season 3, guest music supervisors Tegan and Sara, "Who Do I Want to Be," "It Gets Moderately Better," campaign Videos, cast interviews, behind-the-scenes on the set, more. (MTV/Paramount).
Barbie and the Secret Door (2014) Barbie stars as Alexa, a shy princess who discovers a secret door in her kingdom and enters a whimsical land filled with magical creatures -- mermaids and fairies -- and surprises. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "If I Had Magic" music video, "Barbie Life in the Dreamhouse" Part 1 and Part 2, "Anything Is Possible" music video. (Universal).
photo for The Battery The Battery (2012) Jeremy Gardner, Adam Cronheim, Niels Boole, Alana O'Brien, Jamie Pantanella, Larry Fessenden, Kelly McQuade. In a world ravaged by the undead, two men must not only survive zombie apocalyptic mayhem, but also learn to survive each other. Two former baseball players traverse the rural back roads of a post-plague New England teeming with the undead, psychological strain and their stark personality differences. Ben embraces an increasingly feral, lawless, and nomadic lifestyle, while Mickey is unable to accept the harsh realities of the new world. Mickey refuses to engage in Ben's violent games and longs for the creature comforts he once took for granted. When they intercept a radio transmission from a seemingly thriving, protected community, Mickey will stop at nothing to find it, even though it is made perfectly clear that he is not welcome. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentary with writer/producer/director/star Jeremey Gardner, producer/star Adam Cronheim and producer/director of photography Christian Stella; "Tools of Ignorance: The Making of The Battery"; outtakes; theatrical trailer; "Rock Plaza Central at the Parlor: The Music of The Battery." (Shout! Factory).
photo for Ben 10 Omniverse: Galactic Monsters Ben 10 Omniverse: Galactic Monsters (2014) Three-episode story arc plus two bonus episodes of the Cartoon Network favorite in which Ben transforms into heroes like Frankenstrike and Whampire in order to battle the vilest villains in the galaxy, $14.97. Formats: DVD. (Warner).
The Big Operator (1959) Mickey Rooney, Steve Cochran, Mel Torme, Mamie Van Doren, Vampira, Jim Backus, Jackie Coogan. Hardboiled B-movie crime drama features Mickey Rooney as the cruelest and most crooked union boss this side of Johnny Friendly from "On the Waterfront," Little Joe Braun, a shady labor union boss who uses strong-arm tactics to evade a federal corruption probe. Two honest factory-workers -- Steve Cochran and velvet-voiced Mel Torme find themselves caught in the gang lord's struggle for power, but come to realize they have the power to end Little Joe's reign of terror ... if they can survive Little Joe's attempts to silence them. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Olive Films).
Bones Season Nine (2013-14) Six-disc set with 24 episodes, $39.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Walking Down the Aisle Bones Style" behind-the-scenes featurette on the wedding episode, commentary on "The Woman in White" episode, "Bones" at Comic-Con 2013, deleted scenes, gag reel. (Fox).
Casting By (2013) Documentary places the spotlight on one of filmmaking's unsung heroes -- the casting director -- and takes us on a journey through 50 years of Hollywood history from an entirely new perspective. Pioneers like Marion Dougherty and Lynn Stalmaster were iconoclasts whose exquisite taste and gut instincts helped draw the curtain on the old studio system and usher in the "New Hollywood" with movies like "Midnight Cowboy," "The Graduate," "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "Bonnie and Clyde." In the process they launched the careers of countless iconic actors including James Dean, Robert Duvall, Warren Beatty, Gene Hackman, Glenn Close, John Travolta, Jeff Bridges and Bette Midler. Formats: DVD. (First Run Features).
Castle: The Complete Sixth Season (2014) Twenty-three episodes. Formats: DVD. (Disney).
photo for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – The Fourteenth Season CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – The Fourteenth Season (2013-14) Six-disc set with 22 episodes, $69.99. In the 14th season, the six-time Emmy Award-winning drama dives into new depths. From serial slaughter and arson to mysterious disappearances and cannibal killings, lead investigator D.B. Russell (Ted Danson) uses science to shed light on the darkest crimes. With the help of blood-work expert Julie Finlay (Elisabeth Shue) and veteran investigators Nick Stokes (George Eads), Sara Sidle (Jorja Fox) and Greg Sanders (Eric Szmanda), the evidence never slips through the cracks. Includes the special 300th episode with a special guest appearance by former team member Catherine Willows (Marg Helgenberger) and the first appearance of Special Agent Avery Ryan (Patricia Arquette) of the FBI's Cyber-Crimes Division. Formats: DVD. Extras: Deleted scenes, "Back to Basics" behind-the-scenes featurette, "Throwback 300th" look at the 300th episode of the series, "The Making of Girls Gone Wild," "Taking a Byte Out of Crime" featurette on the "Kitty" episode with Patricia Arquette, commentary on select episodes. (CBS/Paramount).
DCI Banks: Season Two (2014) Stephen Tompkinson returns as the tenacious and stubborn Chief Inspector Alan Banks in three more chilling crime stories. Two-disc set, $34.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: (BBC Home Entertainment).
The Dead 2 (2013) Joseph Millson, Meenu Mishra, Anand Goyal. Sequel to the zombie apocalypse thriller that took place in Africa: A ship docks from Somalia that contains one infected worker who passes unnoticed into the very heart of India's overpopulated bustling streets, setting off an unstoppable chain of events. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "The Making of The Dead 2," deleted scenes. (Anchor Bay).
Death in Paradise: Season Two (2014) Ben Miller returns as Detective Richard Poole, solving more mysterious murders and still stuck in paradise on the stunning Caribbean island of Saint-Marie. Two-disc set, $34.98. Formats: DVD. (BBC Home Entertainment).
photo for Denver, the Last Dinosaur Complete Series Denver, the Last Dinosaur Complete Series (1988-90) Six-disc set with all 52 episodes, $59.99. When a pleasant and unusually intelligent dinosaur unexpectedly hatches from a fossilized egg in present day California, a group of teenagers adopt him as their new best friend, protect him from the prying eyes of other humans and teach him their favorite pastimes, including skateboarding. Formats: DVD. Extras: Interviews with creative director Jeremy Corray, image galleries, seven additional episodes of various classic cartoons, including "Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs." (Cinedigm).
Ella the Elephant Season 1 Volume 1: The Magic of Friendship (2013) Ella the Elephant and her magical red hat arrive with eight delightful stories about fun, friendship, love and laughs from the Animated Preschool Series. Formats: DVD, $14.98. (Warner).
Eraserhead (1977) David Lynch's 1977 debut feature, "Eraserhead," is both a lasting cult sensation and a work of extraordinary craft and beauty. With its mesmerizing black-and-white photography by Frederick Elmes, evocative sound design, and unforgettably enigmatic performance by Jack Nance, this visionary nocturnal odyssey remains one of American cinema's darkest dreams. Director-approved special edition with new 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "Eraserhead Stories," a 2001 documentary by David Lynch on the making of the film; new high-definition restorations of six short films by Lynch: "Six Figures Getting Sick" (1966), "The Alphabet" (1968), "The Grandmother" (1970), "The Amputee, Part 1 and Part 2" (1974), and "Premonitions Following an Evil Deed" (1996), all with video introductions by Lynch; new and archival interviews with cast and crew; trailer. (The Criterion Collection).
Evergreen: The Road to Legalization (2013) After a 40-year-old nationwide "War on Drugs," the state of Washington became a key battleground in the fight to legalize marijuana. This documentary is a scintillating inside look at a political clash that exposes the economic and human impact of marijuana legalization. (Initiative 502 has since passed). Formats: DVD. Extras: "The Future -- After I-502" featurette; Q&A with Ethan Nadelmann, director, Drug Policy Alliance; "The International Implications of Legalization" featurette; "Rick Steves on Removing the Stigma"; "Vivian McPeak on I-502 & the State of the Reform Movement"; "Pete Holmes on Prisons"; "Dominic Holden on Alison Holcomb." (First Run Features).
Father Brown: Season One (2013) "Harry Potter's" Mark Williams plays GK Chesterton's ecclesiastical sleuth in the 10-episode first season of this crime drama. Four-disc set, $39.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette, cast and crew interviews. (BBC Home Entertainment).
The Fault in Our Stars (2014) Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Willem Dafoe, Laura Dern, Nat Wolff, Lotte Verbeek, Sam Trammell, Mike Birbiglia. Read more about "The Fault in Our Stars" in the September Calendar. Formats: DVD, Little Infinities Edition Blu-ray, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary by Josh Boone and John Green; promotional featurettes: "The Cast," "The Making of The Fault in Our Stars," "The Transformation," "Literature to Life," "Our Little Infinity," "The Music Behind Our Stars"; gallery. Blu-ray adds six deleted scenes, "The Stars Align: Book to Screen." Little Infinities Edition Blu-ray adds the extended version and an extended cut audio commentary by Josh Boone and John Green. (Fox).
photo for Friend 2: The Legacy Friend 2: The Legacy (2013 -- South Korea) Yoo Oh-seong, Joo Jin-mo, Kim Woo-bin. Sequel to the Asian action hit of 2001 picks up 17 years later as Joon-seok is discharged from prison to find his gang has been taken over by a treacherous new leader. As he plots to regain power, he is confronted with younger, more ruthless gangsters in what has become the region's most powerful crime organization, as well as a rival gang whose blood-drenched violence knows no bounds. Formats: DVD. Extras: "The Making of Friend 2: The Legacy," cast and crew interviews. (CJ Entertainment).
The German Doctor (2014 -- Argentina) Àlex Brendemuhl, Natalia Oreiro. Patagonia, 1960. A German doctor meets an Argentinean family and follows them on a long desert road to a small town where the family will be starting a new life. Eva, Enzo and their three children welcome the doctor into their home and entrust their young daughter, Lilith, to his care, not knowing that they are harboring one of the most dangerous criminals in the world. At the same time, Israeli agents are desperately looking to bring 'the German Doctor' to justice. Based on filmmaker Lucía Puenzo's fifth novel, the story follows Josef Mengele, the "Angel of Death," a German SS officer and a physician at the Auschwitz concentration camp, in the years he spent "hiding," along with many other Nazis, in South America following his escape from Germany. Mengele was considered to be one of WWII's most heinous Nazi war criminals. Formats: DVD. (First Run Features).
Ghostbusters Anniversary Editions To celebrate the 30th anniversary of "Ghostbusters" (1984) and the 25th anniversary of "Ghostbusters II" (1989), Sony will release 4K remastered versions of both films on Blu-ray (with the sequel making its Blu-ray debut) as well as a two-disc anniversary edition Blu-ray Digibook that includes both films as well as a Limited Edition gift set that includes both films, an photo for exclusive collectible Slimer figurine and the two-disc Digibook. Both films were directed by Ivan Reitman and starred Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts and Ernie Hudson. "Ghostbusters" extras: New: "Who You Gonna Call: A Ghostbusters Retrospective" roundtable discussion with director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd (Part 1); new poster art gallery; new "Ghostbusters" music video by Ray Parker Jr.; legacy content: "Slimer Mode" picture in picture and trivia track, commentary, 10 Deleted Scenes, 1984 featurette, cast and crew featurette, SFX team featurette, multi-angles, "Ecto-1: Resurrecting the Classic Car," "Ghostbusters Garage: Ecto-1 Gallery" storyboard comparisons. "Ghostbusters II" extras: New: "Time Is But A Window: Ghostbusters II and Beyond" roundtable discussion with director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd (Part 2), new deleted scenes, new "On Our Own" music video by Bobby Brown. (Sony).
Godzilla (2014) Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn, Bryan Cranston. Read more about "Godzilla" in the September Calendar. Formats: 3D Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, two-disc DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Also available as a limited edition Godzilla MetalPak, which includes exclusive embossed artwork, the Blu-ray Combo pack and Godzilla's iconic roar. Extras: "Monarch: Declassified" uncovers explosive new evidence not contained in the film that unravels the massive 50-year cover-up to keep Godzilla's existence a secret (Operation: Lucky Dragon, MONARCH: The M.U.T.O. File, The Godzilla Revelation); "The Legendary Godzilla" behind the scenes featurettes: "Godzilla: Force of Nature," "A Whole New Level of Destruction," "Into the Void: The H.A.L.O. Jump" and "Ancient Enemy: The M.U.T.O.s." (Warner).
photo for Grimm: Season Three Grimm: Season Three (2013-14) Five-disc set with 22 episodes. Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt is back -- but not exactly himself -- as "Grimm" returns for another 22 hair-raising episodes. With his abilities manifesting in new and unusual ways, Nick is stronger than ever with his partner, Hank, and reunited love, Juliette, by his side as he tracks down Wesen criminals with renewed determination. But things are changing all around him. As Captain Renard embroils himself with the birth of a royal child and Monroe and Rosalee's relationship intensifies, the ties between humans and the Wesen world will become even more irrevocably intertwined. Formats: DVD: $59.98, Blu-ray Disc: $69.98, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Gag reel, "Something Wesen This Way Comes: Inside Season 3 of Grimm," "Double Take: Fighting a Hundjager," "Meltdown" digital series, "Love Is in the Air: Elegant Endeavors" digital series, "Grimm Guide." (Universal).
photo for Hannibal: Season Two Hannibal: Season Two (2014) Three-disc set with 13 episodes. Based on the characters and elements appearing in the novel "Red Dragon" by Thomas Harris, "Hannibal" stars Mads Mikkelsen as the iconic Hannibal Lecter, Hugh Dancy and Laurence Fishburne. The second season continues with Will Graham (Dancy) locked in a mental asylum, accused of Hannibal Lecter's (Mikkelsen) crimes. Jack Crawford (Fishburne) is dealing with his own feelings about Will, and whether his protege is in fact a cold-blooded killer. With Will locked up, Hannibal becomes Jack's new consultant on cases. The deadly dance between these characters continues to turn in startling and unexpected ways. Formats: DVD: 39.97, Blu-ray: $39.98, Digital (UltraViolet). Extras: Commentaries on select episodes with cast and crew, "This Is My Design" documentary, "The Style of a Killer" featurette, "Bodies of Lies" featurette, "Hannibal Season 2: Killer Intentions," "Post Mortem With Scott Thompson" (webisodes), deleted scene, gag reel. (Lionsgate).
photo for Hawaii Five-O (2010) – The Fourth Season Hawaii Five-O (2010) – The Fourth Season (2013-14) Six-disc set with 22 episodes, $64.99. The Hawaii Five-O team fights to keep paradise safe from the most dangerous criminals on the islands. This season, Steve McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) and Detective Danny "Danno" Williams (Scott Caan) pursue an expert hacker and are taken hostage by an escaped convict who convinces them of his innocence while the danger of Kono's (Grace Park) relationship with the son of a Yakuza boss escalates. Chin Ho (Daniel Dae Kim) is investigated by Internal Affairs about his ties to the head of a drug cartel, and Catherine (Michelle Borth) gains a spot on the team but must repay a debt of honor in Afghanistan. Formats: DVD. Extras: "From the Fans to the Fans," "Shorelines: Season 4," "The Making of "Ho'onani Makuakane (Honor Thy Father)," "The Reunion," "A Celebration Like No Other," "Plan of Attack," "Aloha Action! Season 4," "Designing Five-0," "Captain Lou Grover," "King's Oh So Sweet Hawaiian Recipes (6 webisodes), gag reel, deleted scenes. (CBS/Paramount).
Ilo Ilo (2013 -- Singapore) Yeo Yann Yann, Chen Tianwen, Angeli Bayani, Koh Jia Ler. The film, winner of the Camera d'Or for best first film at the Cannes Film Festival, follows the middle-class Lim family as they navigate economic and domestic struggles in 1997 Singapore. The family's live-in maid Teresa, a Filipino immigrant, is an outsider in both the family and Singapore itself, seeking to manage the antics of rambunctious young Jiale and find solid footing in her new community. The two eventually form a unique bond, but just as Teresa becomes an unspoken part of the family, the financial crisis hits home, challenging the relationships among them all. Formats: DVD. (Film Movement).
photo for Jungle Master Jungle Master (2014) Voices of Victoria Justice, David Spade, Josh Peck, Jon Lovitz, Jane Lynch. When an evil scientist threatens the planet, courage and true friendship are put to the test in order to save the rainforest in this animated adventure. Formats: DVD VOD, Digital. Available exclusively at Walmart. Extras: "Giving the Characters a Voice: At The Recording Studio With Victoria Justice, David Spade, Josh Peck, Jon Lovitz and Jane Lynch" featurette; "Miniscule" bonus episodes. (Lionsgate).
The Perfect Wave (2013) Scott Eastwood, Cheryl Ladd, Patrick Lyster, and Rachel Hendrix. Based on true events, the film follows avid surfer, and future ordained minister, Ian McCormack, on his travels to the world's most exotic surf spots to find the perfect wave. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc,VOD, Digital. (Anchor Bay).
Petals on the Wind (2014 -- TV) Heather Graham, Ellen Burstyn, Rose McIver, Wyatt Nash. Sequel to V.C. Andrews's best-selling novel and Lifetime's hit movie "Flowers in the Attic." Set 15 years in the future from the end of the previous film, the second installment shadows the Dollanganger children as they attempt to find their way in the world following their escape after years of imprisonment. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette. (Lionsgate).
photo for The Roosevelts: An Intimate History The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014) Seven-part, 14-hour documentary by Ken Burns weaves together the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics. The series marks the first time their individual stories have been woven into a single narrative. "the Roosevelts" follows the family’s story for more than a century, from Theodore’s birth in 1858 to Eleanor’s death in 1962. Over the course of those years, Theodore would become the 26th president of the United States, and his beloved niece, Eleanor, would marry Franklin, a fifth cousin of theirs from a different branch of the family, who became the 32nd president. Together, they redefined the relationship Americans had with their government and with each other, and redefined, as well, the role of the United States within the wider world. Meryl Streep portrays Eleanor Roosevelt in readings from her personal letters and writings, Paul Giamatti as the voice of Theodore Roosevelt and Edward Herrmann as the voice of FDR. Rounding out the cast are Patricia Clarkson, Adam Arkin, Philip Bosco, Keith Carradine, Kevin Conway, Ed Harris, John Lithgow, Josh Lucas, Carl Lumbly, Amy Madigan, Carolyn McCormick, Pamela Reed, Billy Bob Thornton and Eli Wallach. Formats: DVD : $99.99, Blu-ray Disc: $129.99, Digital. Extras: Thirteen bonus videos, making of "The Roosevelts," deleted scenes with an introduction by Ken Burns. (PBS Distribution).
Scott & Bailey: Season Two (2014) Suranne Jones and Lesley Sharp return in Sally Wainwright's investigative drama that explores the personal and professional lives of two female detectives. Two-disc set, $34.98. Formats: DVD. (BBC Home Entertainment).
Sleepy Hollow Season One (2013-14) Thirteen episodes. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentaries, deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes, gag reel. (Fox).
South Park: The Complete 17th Season (2013) Two-disc set with 10 episodes. Formats: DVD: $29.99, Blu-ray Disc: $39.99. Extras: Mini-commentaries from Trey Parker and Matt Stone, deleted scenes. Blu-ray adds #SocialCommentary. (Paramount).
Spartacus: The Complete Series (2013) Thirteen-disc set with all 39 episodes. Formats: DVD: $199.99, Blu-ray Disc: $149.99, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). A limited edition Blu-ray set packaged with a Spartacus collector's figurine will also be available for $199.99. Blu-ray extras: Three new audio commentaries for the first season, "Spartacus Fan Favorites With Liam McIntyre," "Scoring a Hit: Composer Joseph LoDuca," "An Eye Full: Roger Murray," "Spartacus: Paul Grinder," "The Last Word: John Hannah." (Anchor Bay).
Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Best Friends (2014) When Orange Blossom's general store overflows with a new line of fruits and veggies, she tries to handle all of the details without any help from others, and, as a result, when she become exhausted, Strawberry helps out to build a new marketplace. Formats: DVD. Extras: Printable coloring page, digital copy of "Berry Best Friends," digital copy of "Strawberry Shortcake: The Sweet Dreams Movie" (for limited time). (Fox).
photo for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Black Maria Limited Edition The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Black Maria Limited Edition (1974) Tobe Hooper's horror-thriller gets a 40th anniversary makeover with an all-new 4K digital transfer and a newly created 7.1 surround sound mix (supervised by Hooper). The release marks the only transfer of the film to go back to the original 16mm A/B rolls, the actual film that rolled through the cameras. The Limited Deluxe "Black Maria" Edition will be released at retail on October 14 but will be available exclusively for $99.98 at www.gorgon-video.com for 30 days beginning September 16. Fans of the film will recognize the unique packaging as a replica of the iconic "Black Maria" cattle truck that comes to Sally Hardesty's rescue when she's being pursued by Leatherface, a fitting nod to the legions of "TCSM" enthusiasts who were instrumental in keeping the film at the forefront of the genre for the past 40 years and a true collectible display piece. This four-disc DVD/Blu-ray combo pack will include such extras as a Leatherface apron, theatrical mini-poster, five audio options, feature commentaries with the filmmakers and cast, several making-of featurettes, deleted scenes, outtakes, bloopers, trailers and more. A Collector's Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo and single DVD and Blu-ray will also be available on September 16. (Dark Sky Films).
Think Like A Man Too (2014) Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Taraji P. Henson, Terrance J, Romany Malco, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Gary Owen, Gabrielle Union, LaLa Anthony, Kevin Hart. Read more about "Think Like a Man Too" in the September Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted scenes, featurettes: "Lights, Camera, Vegas!" and "Comedy Last Vegas Style." Blu-ray adds four additional deleted scenes, Gag Reel, featurettes: "Think Like a Man Too According to Kevin Hart," "The Ultimate Sequel." (Sony).
Thomas & Friends: Tale of the Brave - The Movie (2014) After a monstrous storm on the Island of Sodor, Thomas spots some giant footprints that are unearthed after a landslide. Percy quickly becomes convinced that there is a monster on the island. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: "Tale of the Brave" music video, "Monsters Everywhere" music video, four new "Guess Who" puzzles. (Universal).
photo for Warrior Princess Warrior Princess (2013) Tale of heroism inspired by the true story of Queen Ahno of Mongolia, who gave her life to save her husband and sons in battle. A monk renounces his role to become King after his brother is killed. His new Queen is forced to choose sides between her husband and her father from a rival land, which eventually leads to an all out war for sovereignty. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate).

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photo for After After (2014) Kathleen Quinlan, John Doman, Pablo Schreiber, Sabrina Gennarino, Adam Scrimbolo, Diane Neal, Bruno Gunn, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Mandy Gonzalez. Set in the winter of 2002 in chilly upstate New York, the indie film tells the story of a middle-class family struggling with the financial consequences of a failing business and a series of intergenerational conflicts and rivalries. But what truly threatens to upset their delicate balance -- and shatter the emotionally fragile family matriarch -- is an intricately buried secret that, if revealed, could alter their lives irrevocably. Formats: DVD. (Virgil Films).
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season One (2013-14) Three-disc set with 22 episodes, $44.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: Deleted scenes. (Universal).
photo for The Calling The Calling (2014) Susan Sarandon, Ellen Burstyn, Gil Bellows, Topher Grace, Donald Sutherland. Detective Inspector Hazel Micallef (Sarandon) leads a quiet life with her mother (Burstyn), her painkillers, and an occasional drink. But when she checks on an ill neighbor, she stumbles upon a gruesome murder that shatters her peaceful existence. With the help of a fellow detective (Bellows) and a transfer cop (Grace), she unearths a series of similar killings across the country. When a local priest (Sutherland) suggests a link to an ancient ritual, Hazel focuses her search on a religious madman with a deadly higher calling. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Divine Intention: Making The Calling" featurette. (Sony).
Come Morning (2012) Michael Ray Davis, Thor Wahlestedt, Elise Rovinsky, Blake Logan. In rural Arkansas in 1973, a young boy and his grandfather accidentally shoot a trespassing neighbor while hunting deer. Since there had been a history of land disputes between the men, the grandfather assures the boy that the only option is to hide the body deep in the woods, blurring the lines between good and evil. Formats: DVD. (Monarch Home Entertainment).
Daniel Boone the Complete Series (1964-70) Thirty-six disc set with all 165 episodes, $114.95. Fess Parker stars as Daniel Boone in this iconic TV classic. Formats: DVD. (Fox).
Defiance: Season Two (2013) Three-disc set with 13 episodes. Formats: DVD: $59.98, Blu-ray: $69.98, Digital, UltraViolet (Cloud). Extras: Season One alternate ending, deleted scenes, gag reel, "Defiance: The Lost Ones" minisodes, "Jesse Does Defiance." (Universal).
Disaster L.A.: The Last Zombie Apocalypse Begins Here (2014) Justin Ray, Jerod Meagher. Sci-fi zombie thriller in which a group of friends desperately photo for Double Feature From Hell try to escape the toxic smoke that is the deadly result of a meteor shower strike in the middle of Los Angeles. In its wake, neither friends nor strangers are safe from each other. The only hope for survival is to try to reach the coast before it’s too late. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. (Warner).
Double Feature From Hell (1997) Features two of Italian director Massimiliano Cerchi's direct-to-video sacrilegious horror films: "Hellinger" (1997), in which a fallen man of the cloth forever bound to the fires of Hell by a pact made with Satan is unleashed to torment humankind; and "Holy Terror" (2002), in which a malevolent nun, possessed by a demon in life and forced to spend eternity doing the devils bidding in death, returns to life to torment a young couple and their terrified friends. Formats: DVD. (SGL Entertainment/MVD Entertainment).
Firestorm (2013 -- Hong Kong) Andy Lau, Michael Wong, Ray Lui, Ka Tung Lam, Jun Hu, Chen Yao. A hardboiled police inspector (Lau) must confront, and cross, moral lines in order to hunt down a crew of photo for Firestorm seasoned criminals who stage a series of armored car heists in Hong Kong in broad daylight, showing no mercy to anyone who gets in their way. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. Extras: "The Making of Firestorm" behind-the-scenes featurette. (Well Go USA).
Found (2013) Gavin Brown, Ethan Philbeck. A horror-obsessed boy discovers his older brother is a serial killer. Marty is the ideal fifth grader. He gets good grades, listens to his teachers, and doesn't start trouble in class. But a darkness is beginning to fall over Marty's life. The kids at school won't stop picking on him, his parents just don't seem to understand him, and now Marty must grapple with a terrible secret that threatens to destroy life as he knows it. Formats: DVD. (XLrator Media).
photo for Game of Assassins Game of Assassins (2013) Dustin Nguyen, Bai Ling, Warren Kole, Jude Ciccolella. A group of misfits find themselves trapped in what they believe to be an underground incinerator and come together in the hopes of discovering a way out. They quickly realize that to get out alive they'll each be tested in ways that are specific to their past, but will leave their future changed forever. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted scenes. (Lionsgate).
Guess How Much I Love You: Autumn's Here (2014) In this Disney Junior series, inspired by Sam McBratney's best-selling children's book, Little Nutbrown Hare, his father and their forest friends explore the wonders and magic that the change of season brings to the meadow as summer turns to fall. This single disc release features seven complete episodes: "Autumn's Here," "Pumpkin Patch," "Four Seasons," "Chestnut," "The Big Apple," "Surprise" and "I Want to Fly." Formats: DVD, $12.98. (Entertainment One).
photo for Halloween The Complete Collection Blu-ray Halloween The Complete Collection Blu-ray Anchor Bay and Scream Factory have collaborated to bring home two gigantic boxed sets of all the "Halloween" films for the first time. A Deluxe Edition boasts 15 discs and contains all the "Halloween" feature films -- "Halloween," "Halloween II," "Halloween III: Season of the Witch," "Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers," "Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers," "Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers," "Halloween H20," "Halloween: Resurrection," "Rob Zombie's Halloween" and "Rob Zombie's Halloween II." The set includes the never-before-released producers cut of "Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers" as well as the ultra-rare network TV version of the original "Halloween," the network TV version of "Halloween II," plus the unrated versions of "Rob Zombie's Halloween and Halloween II." It's packed with hours of new bonus features including new interviews with cast and crew from the entire franchise. In response to years of fan feedback, the first "Halloween" will now also include the original mono audio track and the set will include both versions of the original "Halloween" -- the original Blu-ray release and the recently remastered 35th Anniversary version with the mono track added back in. It also comes with a limited edition 40-page book written by Michael Gingold of Fangoria Magazine. The collectible packaging will include a newly commissioned illustration on the outer case and each film will be in its own black Blu-ray case with the original theatrical one sheet as the key art. This deluxe set carries an SRP of $169.99. A 10-disc Edition includes the original theatrical versions of the "Halloween" films and will include select bonus features for $129.99. (Anchor Bay and Shout! Factory).
photo for Hero of the Day Hero of the Day (2012) Mo Anouti, Paul Dietz. A down and out former professional football player plans to redeem himself in a reckless way, unbeknownst to a documentary filmmaker -- who scores the interview of a lifetime when his former childhood hero agrees to be followed in a "where are they now?" piece -- in this gritty, found footage drama. (Cinema Libre Studio).
How I Met Your Mother – The Whole Story (2005-14) All nine seasons, 208 episodes on 28 discs, $179.98. In limited-edition Bro Code Playbook packaging. Includes the alternate ending fans have been eager to see. Formats: DVD. Extras: Bonus disc with "All Out of Spoilers" complete series retrospective, "Meeting the Mother": how the mother was cast, "How We Filmed the Kids" look at how the Mosby kid sequence from the finale was shot back in 2006, "The Mosby Kids: 8 Years on the Couch" Scripted introduction from Comic-Con 2013, "How I Met Your Mother" panel from Comic-Con 2013, live table read of series finale, "Pineapple Scene – The Mystery of the Pineapple is FINALLY Revealed." (Fox).
How I Met Your Mother Season Nine (2013-14) Three-disc set with 24 episodes, $39.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Last Forever" alternate ending to series finale, "How It All Ends" behind-the-scenes of the series finale, "Where Are They Now" behind-the-scenes of the 360 degree guest star sequence from "Gary Blauman" episode, Cristin Milioti audition, commentary on "The Locket," "How Your Mother Met Me" and "The Rehearsal Dinner," gag reel. (Fox).
Ida (2013 -- Poland) Agata Trzebuchowska, Agata Kulesza, Halina Skoczynska. In 1960s Poland, 18-year old Anna (Agata Trzebuchowska), a sheltered orphan raised in a convent, is preparing to become a nun when the Mother Superior insists she first visit her sole living relative. Naïve, innocent Anna soon finds herself in the presence of her aunt Wanda (Agata Kulesza), a worldly and cynical Communist Party insider, who shocks her with the declaration that her real name is Ida and her Jewish parents were murdered during the Nazi occupation. This revelation triggers a heart-wrenching journey into the countryside, to the family house and into the secrets of the repressed past, evoking the haunting legacy of the Holocaust and the realities of postwar Communism. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette, Q&A with director Pawlikowski. (Music Box Films).
The Innocents (1961) This genuinely frightening, exquisitely made supernatural gothic stars Deborah Kerr as an emotionally fragile governess who comes to suspect that there is something very, very wrong with her precocious new charges. A psychosexually intensified adaptation of Henry James's classic "The Turn of the Screw," co-written by Truman Capote and directed by Jack Clayton, "The Innocents" is a triumph of narrative economy and technical expressiveness, from its chilling sound design to the stygian depths of its widescreen cinematography by Freddie Francis. New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentary featuring cultural historian Christopher Frayling; new interview with cinematographer John Bailey on director of photography Freddie Francis and the look of the film; archival interviews with editor James Clark, Francis, and script supervisor Pamela Francis; trailer; an essay by critic Maitland McDonagh. (The Criterion Collection).
The Last of the Unjust (2013 -- France/Austria) Three decades after his cinematic milestone "Shoah," Claude Lanzmann once again reorients our understanding of the Holocaust. This documentary centers on Benjamin Murmelstein, the last Jewish elder of Theresienstadt ghetto in Czechoslovakia (the so-called "model ghetto," a ghetto of deceit chosen by Adolf Eichmann to dupe the world), a figure despised by many of the concentration camp's survivors. A rabbi in Vienna, following the annexation of Austria by Germany in 1938, Murmelstein fought bitterly with Eichmann, week after week for seven years, managing to help around 121,000 Jews leave the country, and preventing the liquidation of the ghetto. Intercut with footage of Lanzmann himself revisiting key sites in the Czech Republic and elsewhere, the brilliant Murmelstein -- sometimes excitedly but more often calmly -- explains his actions and defines his paradoxical role in history. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Interview with Lanzmann, stills gallery, trailer. (Cohen Media Group).
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - The Fifteenth Year (2013-14) Five-disc set with 24 episodes. (Universal).
photo for Legend of the Hillbilly Butcher Legend of the Hillbilly Butcher (2012) Paul E. Respass, Theresa Holly, Allen East. In a lonely backwoods shack, Carl Henry Jessup spends his time in twisted contemplation and hazy reverie of the good old days with only his half sister, Rae Lynn, and his friend, Billy Wayne, to keep him company. Now he has plenty of time to keep watch for trespassers ... forcing him to becomes the "Hillbilly Butcher." Formats: DVD. Extras: "Horror Happens" interview, "Straight Razor" short film, making-of featurette, trailers. (Whacked Movies/MVD Entertainment).
Macbeth (1971) Roman Polanski imbues his unflinchingly violent adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy of ruthless ambition and murder in medieval Scotland with grit and dramatic intensity. Jon Finch and Francesca Annis are charged with fury and sex appeal as a decorated warrior rising in the ranks and his driven wife, scheming together to take the throne by any means. Co-adapted by Polanski and the great theater critic and dramaturge Kenneth Tynan, and shot against a series of stunning, stark British Isle landscapes, this version of Macbeth is among the most atmospheric and authentic of all Shakespeare films. Director-approved special edition features new 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: New documentary about the making of the film, featuring interviews with director Polanski, producer Andrew Braunsberg, assistant executive producer Victor Lownes, and stars Francesca Annis and Martin Shaw; "Polanski Meets Macbeth," a 1971 documentary by Frank Simon featuring rare footage of the film's cast and crew at work; theatrical trailers; an essay by critic Terrence Rafferty. (The Criterion Collection).
Modern Family Season Five (2013-14) Three-disc set with 24 episodes, $39.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: "A Modern Family Vacation: Behind-the-Scenes in Australia," "A Day on Set With Jesse Tyler Ferguson," "Shooting on Location in Vegas," "Mitch's Wedding: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How It All Came Together," extended version of "The Big Game," Gag reel, deleted and extended scenes. (Fox).
photo for My Name Is A By Anonymous My Name Is A By Anonymous (2013) Katie Marsh, Demi Baumann, Alex Damiano, Kaliya Skye, Russian pop star Teona Dolnikova (formerly of the band Slot). Based on real-life teenage "Thrill Killer" Alyssa Bustamante, who gained instant worldwide fame when she murdered her younger neighbor in 2009 near Jefferson City, Missouri. The search for a missing girl exposes a dark world of lost and emotionally unstable teenagers who are responsible for the girl's disappearance and eventual murder. A disturbing, fascinating portrait of the alienation and despair found in teens who have been left to fend for their own purpose. The then 15-year-old Bustamante was convicted and is currently serving a life sentence for the choking and stabbing murder of nine-year-old Elizabeth Olten. Formats: DVD, VOD (as "Alyssa: Portrait of a Teen Killer"). Extras: Two alternate cuts of the film, short films, deleted scenes, trailers, music videos, more. (Wild Eye Releasing/MVD Entertainment Group).
Nashville: The Complete Second Season (2014) Five-disc set with 22 episodes, $45.99. Formats: DVD. (Disney).
Necessary Roughness: Season Three (2013) Two-disc set with 10 episodes, $34.98. Formats: DVD. (Universal).
Neighbors (2014) Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Dave Franco, Jake Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Lisa Kudrow. Read more about "Neighbors" in the September Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Gag Reel, "An Unlikely Pair" featurette, "The Frat" featurette. Blu-ray adds deleted/alternate scenes, Line-O-Rama, "Partying With the Neighbors," On the Set with... ." (Universal).
Paris-Manhattan (2012 -- France) Alice Taglioni, Patrick Bruel. Alice is a Parisian pharmacist who has a fixation on Woody Allen and his films. She has a huge portrait of him hanging in her bedroom, with which she tends to converse, seeking his wise counsel about life. She even hands out DVDs of his films to her customers as medicine for their ailments. Her parents have a sense of urgency for her to find a man, but none can match Woody Allen, not even the alarm specialist Victor who services the pharmacy. But there is one thing a man could do to impress her -- introduce her to Woody Allen. Formats: DVD. Extras: Short Film: "Woody Before Allen." (Strand Releasing).
photo for Rise Up Black Man Rise Up Black Man (2013) Freddie Tate. Christian themed urban tale about friendship and the absurdity of racism. Two twenty-something best friends and recent college graduates search for direction in life in different ways: one is enticed into a world of corruption by a charismatic black minister who uses his power to keep his own race down while the other struggles with personal demons of a different nature. Formats: DVD, Digital. (KJ Productions).
Roger Corman's Operation Rogue (2014) Mark Dacascos, Sofia Pernas, Treat Williams. An elite team of U.S. Marines must rescue a U.S. General's daughter after she is kidnapped by a Southeast Asian terrorist cell in retaliation when their shipment of chemical weapons is intercepted. Formats: DVD, Digital. Deleted scenes, "Corman Goes Rogue" featurette, "Corman on Corman" featurette. (Sony).
photo for The Rover The Rover (2014 -- Australia) Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy. Ten years after a global economic collapse, a hardened loner (Pearce) pursues the men who stole his only possession, his car. Along the way, he captures one of the thieves' brother (Pattinson), and the duo form an uneasy bond during the dangerous journey. Read more about "The Rover" in the September Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc Digital. Extras: "Something Elemental: Making the Rover." (Lionsgate).
Royal Pains: Season Five (2013) Three-disc set with 13 episodes, $39.98. Formats: DVD. (Universal).
Scandal: The Complete Third Season (2014) Eighteen episodes. Formats: DVD. (Disney).
The Signal (2014) Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp, Laurence Fishburne. Nic (Thwaites), his girlfriend, Haley (Cooke), and his buddy, Jonah (Knapp), take an unexpected detour from an idyllic cross-country road trip when they are contacted by a mysterious hacker who has gained entry into MIT's secured network. But after a rendezvous in an eerily remote area goes awry, Nic wakes to a living nightmare in an isolation unit. Interrogated by Dr. Wallace Damon (Fishburne), Nic soon realizes that the only way to decipher the past ... is to escape the present. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: deleted/extended/alternate scenes, "Behind The Signal," "Brilliant!" commentary with co-writer/director William Eubank and co-writers/consulting producers Carlyle Eubank and David Frigerio. (Universal).
photo for That Girl in Yellow Boots That Girl in Yellow Boots (2010 -- India) Kalki Koechlin, Gulshan Devaiah, Naseeruddin Shah, Prashant Prakas. After the passing of her mother and the suicide of her 15-year old sister, Britain-based Ruth (Kalki Koechlin) travels across half the world, driven to find her missing father -- the last remaining link to her tragically broken family. Lost and alone in the sprawling chaos of Mumbai, trapped in a metropolis erupting with a million screaming dreams and fears, she survives by serving men's desires at an unlicensed massage parlor and clinging to the hope that there is a good man at the end of her search. Formats: DVD. (Indiepix Films).
The Tom and Jerry Show Season 1 Part 1 (2014) Two-disc set with 13 episodes, $19.97. Formats: DVD. (Warner).
Very Good Girls (2013) Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Boyd Holbrook, Ellen Barkin, Clark Gregg, Peter Sarsgaard, photo for Very Good Girls Richard Dreyfuss, Demi Moore. Two New York City girls -- one from a conservative family, one from a liberal -- make a pact to lose their virginity during their first summer out of high school. When they both fall for the same street artist, the friends find their connection tested for the first time. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Interviews with director Naomi Forner, Fanning and Olsen. (Well Go USA).
We Are the Best! (2013 -- Sweden) Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin, Liv LeMoyne. Revolves around three girls in 1980's Stockholm who decide to form a punk band -- despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead. Based on the graphic novel of the same name that is a tribute to DIY culture and the power of rebellion. Formats: DVD. Extras: "The Making of We Are The Best!, "Behind the Music," photo gallery, theatrical trailer. (Magnolia Home Entertainment's Magnet Label).
Wer (2013) A.J. Cook, Sebastian Roche, Vik Sahay. A defense attorney begins to suspect that her client, who is charged with the murders of a vacationing family, might be more than meets the eye. Formats: DVD. (Universal).

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Agatha Christie’s Marple, Series 6 (2014) Julia McKenzie stars in the final three episodes of the beloved Agatha Christie mystery; the release coincides with their broadcast premiere on PBS on Masterpiece Mystery! Three-disc set with three mysteries: "A Caribbean Mystery," "Greenshaw's Folly" and "Endless Night." Formats: DVD, $49.99. Extras: "Behind the Mystery of Endless Night" featurette, photo galleries, information on Homewood House. (Acorn Media).
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul BLU-RAY DEBUT (1974) The wildly prolific German filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder paid homage to his cinematic hero Douglas Sirk with this update of that filmmaker's 1955 "All That Heaven Allows." A lonely widow (Brigitte Mira) meets a much younger Arab worker (El Hedi ben Salem) in a bar during a rainstorm. They fall in love, to their own surprise -- and to the outright shock of their families, colleagues, and drinking buddies. In "Ali: Fear Eats the Soul," Fassbinder expertly uses the emotional power of classic Hollywood melodrama to expose the racial tensions underlying contemporary German culture. New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack. Extras: Introduction from 2003 by filmmaker Todd Haynes; interviews from 2003 with actor Brigitte Mira and editor Thea Eymesz; Shahbaz Noshir's 2002 short "Angst isst Seele auf," which reunites Mira, Eymesz, and cinematographer Jurgen Jurges to tell the story, based on real events, of an attack by neo-Nazis on a foreign actor while on his way to a stage performance of Fassbinder's screenplay; "Signs of Vigorous Life: New German Cinema," a 1976 BBC program about the national film movement of which Fassbinder was a part; scene from Fassbinder's 1970 film The American Soldier that inspired "Ali"; trailer; an essay by critic Chris Fujiwara. (The Criterion Collection).
American Muscle (2014) Nick Principe, Robin Sydney, George P. Wilbur. After 10 years of hard time in prison, an ex-con's got 24 hours to exact his brutal revenge on every person who had a hand in wrongfully sending him there. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: Filmmakers' commentary. (Well Go USA).
photo for Audrey Hepburn Blu-ray Collection Audrey Hepburn Blu-ray Collection Three of Hepburn's most endearing films on Blu-ray for the first time: "Funny Face," "Sabrina" and "Breakfast at Tiffany's." The latter two account for two of her five Best Actress Academy Award nominations (The other Best Actress nominations were "Wait Until Dark," "The Nun's Story," and "Roman Holiday," for which she took home the statue. She was also honored posthumously by the Academy with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1993). Born in 1929 in Brussels, Hepburn spent part of her youth at an English boarding school and studied at The Netherlands' Arnhem Conservatory. After World War II, she studied ballet in Amsterdam and London and made her stage debut in 1948 in the chorus of "High Button Shoes." Additional small parts on the British stage were followed by appearances in English films, including the Alec Guinness classic "The Lavender Hill Mob." Soon after, she came to America to take on the title role in the Broadway production "Gigi" and her career took off. All three discs are loaded with bonus features. Formats:Blu-ray Disc, $29.99. (Warner).
Chef (2014) Director: Jon Favreau. Stars: Jon Favreau, Emjay Anthony, Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Robert Downey Jr., Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt, Bobby Cannavale, Amy Sedaris, Garry Shandling. Read more about "Chef" in the September Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary with writer-director Jon Favreau and chef/co-producer Roy Choi, deleted scenes. (Universal).
Cold in July (2013) Michael C. Hall, Don Johnson, Sam Shepard, Vinessa Shaw. While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane (Michael C. Hall) puts a bullet in the brain of lowlife burglar Freddy. Although he's hailed as a small-town hero, Richard soon finds himself fearing for his family's safety when Freddy's ex-con father, Ben (Sam Shepard), rolls into town, hell-bent on revenge. But not all is as it seems in this seemingly peaceful community, and soon Richard's life begins to unravel into a dark underworld of corruption and violence that will pit him against the most unlikely of foes. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (IFC Films/MPI Media Group).
photo for Delivery: The Within Delivery: The Beast Within (2013) Laurel Vail, Danny Barclay.. When a young couple agrees to document their first pregnancy for a new reality show, things begin to unravel when the cameras capture a series of unexplained events, leading the young wife to believe that a malicious spirit has possessed their unborn child. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: "The Birth of Delivery" making-of featurette, commentary with cast and crew. (Cinedigm).
Decoding Annie Parker (2014) Samantha Morton, Helen Hunt, Aaron Paul, Maggie Grace, Rashida Jones, Alice Eve, Corey Stoll, Marley Shelton. The incredible true story of how the paths of cancer survivor Annie Parker (Samantha Morton) and geneticist Mary-Claire King (Helen Hunt) intersect, resulting in one of the most significant genetic discoveries of the 20th century: a link between DNA and cancer. Being Released in time for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October). Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentary with writer-director Steven Bernstein and co-writer Adam Bernstein, cast and crew interviews. (Entertainment One).
The Field of Blood, Set 1 (2011-13) North American DVD debut of the mystery series about a gutsy young reporter-in-training in the gritty Glasgow of the early 1980s. At work, Paddy is up against hardened reporters who doubt her; at home, she’s fighting her rigid Catholic family, who just wants her to get married. But Paddy’s passion for digging into the darkest corners of the city comes first. She’s not above crossing a few lines to get to the truth­and that dedication often puts her in the crosshairs, not just with her sexist colleagues, but with the desperate subjects of her stories. Formats: DVD. The two-disc Set 1 contains two feature-length mysteries that comprise Series 1 (2011) and Series 2 (2013), $39.99. (Acorn Media).
Ghost in the Shell 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray (1995) Mamoru Oshii's cyberpunk thriller gets an all new HD transfer. 2029 – A female government cyber agent and the Internal Bureau of Investigations are hot on the trail of a "The Puppet Master" – a computer virus capable of invading cybernetic brains and altering its victim’s memory. Created by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and codenamed "Project 2501", this 'hacker' is actually a prototype virtual agent which has now defied its makers by seeking asylum within a new host body outside of the electronic net. Now the two agencies must maneuver against each another in a violent, high-tech race to capture the omnipresent entity. (Anchor Bay).
photo for Gone With the Wind 75th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition (1939) Limited & numbered, with new collectible packaging, new memorabilia and new special features that include a replica of Rhett Butler's handkerchief and a music box paperweight playing Tara's theme with an image on top of the Rhett-Scarlett kiss. Also included is a 36-page companion booklet featuring a look at the immortal style of "Gone with the Wind," written by New York fashion designer and "Project Runway" finalist Austin Scarlett, whose signature look reflects the romantic elegance of the "Gone with the Wind" era. New special features include footage of Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh attending the original movie premiere in Atlanta and "Old South/New South," a journey through today's South, revisiting the real-life locations depicted to see how the world of the Old South continues to inform life in the New South's cosmopolitan world. Formats: Blu-ray Disc: $49.99, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Warner).
Grave Halloween (2013) Kaitlyn Leeb, Cassi Thomson, Graham Wardle, Hiro Kanagawa. In Japan, on the northwest base of Mount Fuji, lies a patch of dense forest roughly 21 miles square. Called Aokigahara, or the "Sea of Trees," it’s also known as the "Suicide Forest." Maiko, a college student whose mother, years earlier, took her life there, leads a student documentary film crew to shed light not only on this infamous cultural landmark but also bring some closure to her own inner demons. Soon the entire group realizes that their hunt for the truth is now coming after them, in a fight for survival against those who may have died in the Suicide Forest, but never left it. Formats: DVD. (Anchor Bay).
Hellion (2014) Aaron Paul, Juliette Lewis, Josh Wiggins, Deke Garner. Amid the haunting refineries of southeast Texas, hard-drinking single dad Hollis (Aaron Paul) struggles to raise his two boys, including rebellious 13-tear-old Jacob (Josh Wiggins). Obsessed with heavy metal and seething with rebellious anger, Jacob finds release in the high-risk, white-knuckle world of motocross -- but his reckless behavior threatens to spin out of control. When the authorities catch wind of the volatile situation, the younger brother, Wes, is put in the custody of his Aunt Pam (Juliette Lewis), leaving Jacob and Hollis to fend for themselves. Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).
photo for Henry & Me Henry & Me (2013) The heart-warming story of Jack, an 11 year-old baseball fan with cancer who finds himself magically transported from his hospital bed to an amazing world where he meets Yankee legends old and new (including , Babe Ruth, Lefty Gomez, Thurman Munson, and Mickey Mantle), and learns valuable lessons about baseball and the curveballs that life throws you. With the voices of Richard Gere, Cyndi Lauper, Chazz Palminteri, Lucie Arnaz, Danny Aiello, and Paul Simon, and Yankee greats Mariano Rivera, Reggie Jackson, Hideki Matsui, Yogi Berra, Jorge Posada, CC Sabathia, and Mark Teixeira. A portion of the proceeds from the DVD and digital sales will benefit a collection of participating charities including: Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Fund, St. Jude's, Lou Gehrig Society, Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center, The New York Yankees Foundation, Jason Mraz Foundation, International Campaign for Tibet, Children's Health Fund, NIMBY, The Max Cure Foundation, CC Sabathia's Pitcch In Foundation, Joe Girardi's Catch 25 Foundation, Harlem RBI, Leukemia Society, Curtis Granderson's Grand Kids Foundation, Sarah McLachlan's Sarah School of Music, Pitch for a Cure, American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge, and many more. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Henry & Me Productions).
Ivory Tower (2014) Director Andrew Rossi's ("Page One: Inside the New York Times") hard-hitting documentary about the American higher education system at a crisis point. As tuition spirals upward and student debt passes a trillion dollars, students and parents ask, "Is college worth the cost?" Rossi asks the critical question about the value of higher education, revealing how colleges have come to embrace a business model that often promotes expansion over quality learning. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. Blu-ray extras: Q&As from the film's opening weekend, deleted scenes. (Paramount).
Lucky Them (2013) Toni Collette, Johnny Depp, Thomas Haden Church, Oliver Platt, Amy Seimetz. More interested in partying and flirting with young musicians than work, veteran rock journalist Ellie Klug (Toni Collette) has one last chance to prove her value to her magazine's editor: a no-stone-unturned search to discover what really happened to long-lost rock god Matthew Smith (Johnny Depp), who also happens to be her ex-boyfriend. Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).
The Mentalist: The Complete Fifth Season (2012-13) 22 episodes. Formats: DVD: $59.98. Extras: New featurette. (Warner)
Mike & Molly: The Complete Fourth Season (2013-14) Three-disc set with 22 episodes, $38.99. Formats: DVD. Extras: Gag reel. (Warner).
Monster High: Freaky Fusion (2014) While attempting to help Frankie Stein learn more about her freakycool scaritage, the fashionably fierce ghoulfriends travel back in time to the first day ever of Monster High where they meet Sparky, a skullastic teen with an obsession for creating life. But when Sparky follows the ghouls through a killer time portal to modern-day Monster High, the event results in eight of them fusing together into four creeperiffic hybrid Monsters. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Shorts. (Universal).
Motown 25: Yesterday -- Today -- Forever (2014) "Motown 25" was an iconic TV concert event -- airing on NBC on May 16, 1983 -- for so many reasons: It celebrated one of the most influential labels in music history, put all of its biggest stars -- from Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye to Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder and many more -- on a single stage for one incredible night and introduced the world to the moonwalk photo for Motown 25: Yesterday -- Today -- Forever in six seconds that would change the world. It was a true water cooler event in the era before social media. "Motown 25" was taped before a live audience and showcased virtually every Motown artist from the company's inception, including Jackson, Gaye, Robinson, Wonder, Ross, The Supremes, The Jackson 5, The Miracles, The Temptations, Four Tops and many others. The show also featured many guests outside the Motown Records sphere who had been influenced by Motown artists, including Linda Ronstadt, who performed a memorable duet with Smokey Robinson, Billy Dee Williams, Jose Feliciano and British new wave star Adam Ant, who was riding a wave of popularity from MTV exposure. As an added highlight, the historic evening was hosted by Richard Pryor, who was arguably the hottest comedian in the world at the time. A seminal event in pop culture history, this concert event would establish the gold standard for all future televised concert events and go on to provide the backstory for the Tony-nominated Broadway play, "Motown the Musical." There are three configurations for the release: A deluxe six-DVD Set ($79.95) featuring the Extended version of the original broadcast with new 5.1 surround sound and hours of bonuses including nine specially-produced featurettes, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder's rehearsal footage, a "Motown 25" performers roundtable, interviews with Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves, Otis Williams and many more, an exclusive collector's book and a copy of the "Motown 25" program; available for direct pre-order from MOTOWN25DVDS.COM. Also available at retail on September 30 will be a three-DVD set ($39.95) and a single ($19.95). Check out the complete "Motown 25: Yesterday -- Today -- Forever" press release. (StarVista Entertainment/Time Life).
photo for My Little Pony: The Complete Series My Little Pony: The Complete Series (1985-87) Four-disc set with all 65 Episodes of the original TV series that started the My Little Pony phenomenon. Return to Ponyland, the home of the favorite classic Little Ponies, including the Earth Ponies, Unicorns, Pegasus Ponies, Flutter Ponies, Sea Ponies, Baby Sea Ponies, their human friends Megan, Danny and Molly and, of course, their dragon friend, Spike! Together, they live a life of games, songs and harmony with allies like the Bushwoolies and Furbobs. But, occasionally, there are problems in Ponyland and the Little Ponies of Paradise Estate must face evil witches, goblins, Stone Backs, Grundles and more. Formats: DVD. (Shout! Factory Kids).
My Little Pony: Escape From Catrina and Other Adventures (1985) The title episode plus five others. When the evil, cat-like Catrina attempts to enslave the Little Ponies of Paradise Estates to create a Witchweed potion that will grant her control of the weather, it's up to Sundance and Baby Moondancer to save the day. Formats: DVD, $12.99. (Shout! Factory Kids).
The Mystery of Agatha Christie With David Suchet (2014) David Suchet (star of the "Poirot" series) embarks on a journey to learn more about the author who created Poirot, Miss Marple, and Tommy and Tuppence, and whose books remain outsold only by Shakespeare and the Bible. Agatha Christie's life was as shrouded in mystery as her novels were: from a tempestuous love life plagued with heartbreak and betrayal to the bizarre disappearance in 1926 which convinced the nation she had succumbed to the same horrendous fate as the victims she penned. Suchet explores the close links between Christie's extraordinary life and her work and discovers just what it is about this woman that allowed her to become the bestselling murder mystery writer in history. Airs on PBD Sept. 28. Formats: DVD, Digital, $24.99. (PBS Distribution).
Nova: Vaccines – Calling the Shots (2013) Measles. Mumps. Whooping cough. Diseases that were largely eradicated in the United States a generation ago are returning. Across America and around the globe, children are getting sick and dying from preventable diseases -- in part, because some parents are choosing to skip their children's shots. How and why do vaccines work? What are the biggest concerns and misconceptions, and what are the risks to the child and society when people decide to forego immunization? This hour-long film explores the history and science behind vaccinations, tracks outbreaks, and sheds light on the risks of opting out. Formats: DVD, $24.99. (PBS Distribution).
photo for Once Upon a Time in America Extended Edition BLU-RAY DEBUT Once Upon a Time in America Extended Edition BLU-RAY DEBUT (1984) Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Joe Pesci, Burt Young, Tuesday Weld, Treat Williams, Danny Aiello, William Forsythe, Darlanne Fluegel. Sergio Leone's original vision for his tour-de-force makes its U.S. debut. This 251-minute cut -- with 22-minutes of restored footage -- was a restoration funded by The Film Foundation, the film preservation organization founded by Martin Scorsese, and its partner Gucci. Also available on DVD, UltraViolet. Read the original press release. Extras: A new 32-page book with rare photos and insightful notes that chronicle the movie's production history; the book also includes a letter written by Martin Scorsese. Other special features (available on all the editions) include commentary by film historian and critic Richard Schickel, and a making-of documentary "Once Upon a Time: Sergio Leone." (Warner).
The Paranormal Diaries: Clophill (2013) Craig Stovin, Criselda Cabitac, Kevin Gates, Michael Bartlett, Mark Jeavons, Rob Whitaker. Based on true events. Six investigators head to one of the world's most haunted places -- St. Mary's Church at Clophill -- to uncover the source of supernatural sightings and phenomena. Known for centuries as a notorious magnet for grave robbers, body snatchers, Satanists and cultists since the time of The Black Death, the ruined plays host to filmmaker Kevin Gates and his team of researchers. Over the course of three chilling nights, it becomes clear that they have unleashed something ancient and evil that has long been hungry to escape into this world. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Commentary with co-directors and cast, "Tales from the Graveyard" deleted scenes. (Image Entertainment).
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Granada Television Series BLU-RAY DEBUT Twelve-disc set, $229.98. Jeremy Brett has been acclaimed as the greatest interpreter of Holmes, and commanded the role for role for 11 years, from 1984's series "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" until 1994's "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes." Famous, baffling episodes in this mega-set include "The Red-Headed League," "The Final Problem," "Wisteria Lodge," "Silver Blaze," "The Master Blackmailer" and "The Cardboard Box," among many more. Also included are the full-length mysteries "The Hound of the Baskervilles" and "The Sign of Four." This is the definitive collection of Jeremy Brett's Holmes -- a longtime staple of PBS' Mystery! series. (MPI Home Video).
Sniper: Legacy (2014) Tom Berenger, Chad Michael Collins, Dennis Haysbert. Fifth in the sniper franchise brings back Berenger from the first film to join the sequels' star Collins as two generations of sharpshooter heroes team up to stop a rogue sniper targeting former U.S. military personnel. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Sony).
Sordid Lives (2000) Olivia Newton-John, Beau Bridges, Delta Burke, Bonnie Bedelia, Beth Grant, Leslie Jordan. In this cult comedy from writer-director Del Shores (and based on his long-running play), a gay West Hollywood actor returns home to his small Texas town for his grandmother's funeral, only to be confronted by the hilariously trashy truth of his dysfunctional family's "sordid lives." Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital. Extras: New interview with Del Shores and cast members Kirk Geiger, Bonnie Bedelia, Leslie Jordan, Sarah Hunley, Ann Walker, Newell Alexander, Rosemary Alexander, Beau Bridges and Beth Grant; vintage commentary track. (Wolfe Video).
Sundays and Cybele (1962) In this provocative Academy Award winner from French director Serge Bourguignon, a psychologically damaged war veteran and a neglected child begin a startlingly intimate friendship -- one that ultimately ignites the suspicion and anger of his friends and neighbors in suburban Paris. Bourguignon's film makes thoughtful, humane drama out of potentially incendiary subject matter, and with the help of the sensitive cinematography of Henri Decae and a delicate score by Maurice Jarre, "Sundays and Cybele" becomes a stirring contemplation of an alliance between two troubled souls. New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: New interviews with director Serge Bourguignon and actor Patricia Gozzi; "Le sourire" (1960), Bourguignon's Palme d'Or–winning short documentary; trailer; an essay by critic Ginette Vincendeau. (The Criterion Collection).
Team Hot Wheels: The Origin of Awesome (2014) The latest animated adventures of the toy franchise. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Universal).
photo for Third Person Third Person (2014) Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, Adrien Brody, Olivia Wilde, James Franco, Moran Atias, Maria Bello, Kim Basinger. A collection of multi-strand stories of love, relationships and betrayal weaves together the stories of three couples, in three different cities, who appear to have nothing related -- but share deep commonalities: lovers and estranged spouses, children lost and found. The tales play out Paris, where a Pulitzer Prize-winning author (Neeson) who recently left his wife (Basinger) is having a tempestuous affair with an ambitious young journalist (Wilde); in Rome, where a shady American businessman (Brody) meets a mysterious woman (Atias); and in New York, where a lawyer (Bello) is helping a young mother (Kunis) in a custody battle with her famous ex-husband (Franco). Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Filmmaker commentary, Q&A with writer-director Paul Haggis, "The Making of Third Person." (Sony).
Thunder and the House of Magic (2013) A whimsical animated family adventure that tells the story of Thunder, an abandoned young cat who stumbles into a magical old mansion operated by a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos. Owned by a retired magician, the house is occupied by an assortment of his wacky assistants who don't all welcome the new houseguest. But when the magician lands in the hospital and his scheming nephew puts the mansion up for sale, the young hero and his new friends join forces to save their magical home. Formats: DVD, 3D Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Available exclusively at Walmart. Extras: "Origins" featurette, character animation, making of the soundtrack featurette, teaser, trailer. (Shout! Factory).
Time Team America: Seasons 1 and 2 (2009-10) Three-disc set with nine episodes of the series that plunges the viewer into the grime and glory of real-life archaeology: epiphany and exhaustion, discovery, and disappointment. The team endures dirt, sweat, dust, and rain to explore the mysteries of the past through what they find buried below the ground. Formats: DVD, $29.99. (PBS Distribution).
Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) Dir.: Michael Bay; Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Titus Welliver, Sophia Myles, Bingbing Li, T.J. Miller, James Bachman, Thomas Lennon. Read more about "Transformers: Age of Extinction" in the September Calendar. Formats: DVD, Three-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Four-Disc 3D Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Blu-ray extras: "Bay on Action" in-depth interview with Michael Bay; seven-part "Evolution Within Extinction" documentary: "Drive Like Hell," "Small Town, Big Movie," "Shadow Protocol Activated," "The Last Stand," "The People’s Republic," "Rise of the DINOBOTS," "The Finishing Touch"; "Just Another Giant Effin' Movie" featurette; "A Spark of Design" featurette; "T.J. Miller: Farm Hippie"; "KRE-O TRANSFORMERS Take Us Through the Movies!"; "The Angry Birds TRANSFORMERS: Origin Story"; trailers.­ (Paramount).
24: Live Another Day (2014) All 12 episodes of "Season Nine." Exiled in London for four years, former Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) must spring into action to try to save U.S. President James Heller (William Devane). In retribution for a drone strike he ordered, Heller sits in the crosshairs of the widow of an al-Qaeda leader. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "Worlds Collide: When Reality Becomes Fiction" (How the "24: Live Another Day" story line is ripped from today's headlines); "Destination London" featurette on shooting in London; "Green Production" behind-the-scenes piece on the environmental responsible production of "24: Live Another Day"; deleted and extended scenes. Blu-ray adds "24: Solitary," a story extension to "24: Live Another Day." (Fox).
24: The Complete Series (2001-10, 2014) Contains all nine seasons, including "24: Live Another Day" and the TV movie "24: Redemption." Formats: DVD, $179.98. (Fox).
photo for Walker, Texas Ranger: The Reunion Walker, Texas Ranger: The Reunion (1994) At a shooting competition, Walker is reunited with old colleagues, and he gets involved in investigating a potential assassination attempt on a local senator. Formats: DVD, exclusively at Walmart. (CBS/Paramount).
Wolf (2013 -- Netherlands) Marwan Kenzari, Raymond Thiry. Recently released from prison and cast out by his family, young kickboxer Majid (Marwan Kenzari, sees few opportunities to better himself in the grim suburb of the Netherlands he calls home. Deciding to put his talents as a fighter to use, he enters a boxing gym owned by Ben (Raymond Thiry), who quickly spots Majid's raw talent and starts to coach him in the techniques needed to enter the ring while also instilling in him the discipline and respect a true fighter needs. But as Majid's notoriety both in and out of the fighting circuit begins to grow, he finds himself confronted with his criminal past and the world of organized crime that's threatening to take over his community. Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).

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