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OnVideo's Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases

Tuesday, January 28 -- Monday, February 3

All DVD Releases

  • Rush

    photo for Rush You've got to hand it to director Ron Howard: he went out on a limb to produce and direct this film set during the golden age of 1970s Formula 1 racing -- a sport little-known by most Americans (although it draws massive audiences worldwide, both at Grand Prix events and via broadcast). There are few auto racing movies that make money -- actually, there have been only a handful of racing movies, period -- and, unfortunately, "Rush" isn't among those moneymakers. Which is a shame, since it's actually a well-directed, honest and accurate look at men pushing themselves to emotional and physical breaking points in pursuit of their muse -- which here happens to be winning Grand Prix races at all costs. The film portrays the exhilarating true story of two of the greatest rivals in the sport -- handsome and flamboyant English playboy James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and his methodical, brilliant opponent, disciplined Austrian perfectionist Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl) -- in the 1976 season, both on and off the track. The racing scenes are spectacularly amazing -- Howard planned the scenes for months, mainly using vintage F1 cars and their drivers in lieu of special effects and stunt drivers (except for the crash scenes). It's a breathtaking production. Extras: "Ron Howard: A Director's Approach." Blu-ray adds a six part featurette, "Race for the Checkered Flag: The Making of Rush," with "Peter Morgan on Writing Rush," "The Making of Rush -- Finding James and Niki," "The Light of Speed and Filming F1," "Around the World in One Location," "Fashion and Styles of the 70's" and "The Making of Rush -- Ron Howard: A Director's Approach"; three-part featurette, "The Real Story of Rush" with "Meeting James Hunt and Niki Lauda," "F1 Take 1: F1 Racing and the F1 Car" and "The Rock and Roll Circus." Vitals: Director: Ron Howard. Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Bruhl, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara, Stephen Mangan, Christian McKay, Julian Rhind-Tutt. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: R, 123 min., Action, Box office gross: $26.491 million, Universal. 3 stars


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  • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2

    photo for Picks up where the first film left off, but this time inventor Flint Lockwood's infamous machine (which turns water into food, resulting in cheeseburger rain and spaghetti tornadoes) is now being used to create food-animal hybrids -- "foodimals" -- and he has to battle hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, apple pie-thons, double bacon cheespiders and other food creatures to save the world again. Like the original, this delightful animated comedy is set in a world all its own where imagination runs amok -- and harkens back to the great surreal cartoons of the 40s and 50s where anything could -- and would -- happen. Fun for audiences of all age groups. Extras: Commentary with directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn; Cody Simpson "La Da Dee" music video and making of the video featurette; seven new featurettes: "Anatomy of a Foodimal": Flamangos, Cheesespiders, Hippotatomuses! Oh my! The filmmakers discuss the inspiration behind these wacky food-animal hybrids that have taken over Swallow Falls, and chat with the gang to find out how they came up with the Food-imal's creative and amusing names; "Production Design: Back in the Kitchen": Where do you go after it rains cheeseburgers all over Swallow Falls? Back to the kitchen of course! Filmmakers Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn discuss how they came up with stories and jokes for the film; "Awesome End Credits": The filmmakers discuss how they used a mix of 3D, 2D, stop motion and live action; "Cloudy Cafe: Who's On the Menu?" featurette on the voice actors; "Building the Foodimals"; "The Sasquash" featurette on all the places in the film that the sneaky Sasquash is hiding; "Delicious Production Design."
    Blu-ray adds deleted scenes and four mini-movies: "Attack of the 50-Foot Gummi Bear" in which Flint's mischievous gummi bear grows to 50-feet by using his new food-modifying invention while Steve is in charge. Steve must frantically chase the gummi bear and transform him back to normal size before Flint returns to the lab; "Steve's First Bath": Flint's failed date with Sam is because of Steve's mischievous ways; "Super Manny": Manny, the Jack of all trades, saves an adorable kitty with his many skills; "Earl Scouts": The Foodimals join Earl's scouting program but are very competitive. Vitals: Director: Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn. Stars: Voices of Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Andy Samberg, Benjamin Bratt, Neil Patrick Harris, Kristen Schaal, Will Forte, Terry Crews. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 95 min., Animated, Box office gross: $113.016 million, Sony. 3 stars

  • Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

    photo for Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa "Jackass" ringleader Johnny Knoxville takes on the personna of 86-year-old Irving Zisman in the story of a crotchety old man unexpectedly saddled with the care of his 8-year-old grandson, Billy (Jackson Nicoll). This pair of troublemakers travel across the heartland of America pulling pranks on unsuspecting, real-life people -- male strippers, disgruntled child beauty pageant contestants (and their equally disgruntled mothers), funeral home mourners, biker bar patrons -- in this "Candid Camera" meets "America's Funniest Videos" by way of "Borat" production. A huge moneymaker for the franchise. Blu-ray Extras: Behind-the-scenes vignettes, deleted scenes, " Alternate Reactions from Real People." Vitals: Director: Jeff Tremaine. Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Jackson Nicoll, Greg Harris, Georgina Cates, Kamber Hejlik. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: R, 91 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $100.020 million, Paramount. 3 stars

  • The Fifth Estate

    photo for The Fifth Estate A muddled attempt to track the rise and fall of WikiLeaks -- the muckraking website that leaked hundreds of thousands of pages of secret documents from governments around the world -- its founder, Julian Assange, and its impact on the flow of information to news media and the world at large. The film follows Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Bruhl), an early supporter and eventual colleague of Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch), and Assange himself, as they rise from obscurity to worldwide notoriety. As the website flourishes, so does Assange's megalomania, eventually alienating Domscheit-Berg and his supporters and friends. The film, unfortunately, lacks any coherence or vision in its depiction of government leaks and the people at the forefront of divulging secrets and bringing government transparency to the people of the world. Director Bill Condon has done much better work elsewhere ("Gods and Monsters," "Kinsey," "Dreamgirls"). Extras: "The Submission Platform: Visual Effects," "In Camera: Graphics," "Scoring Secrets," trailers and TV spots. Vitals: Director: Bill Condon. Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Bruhl, Laura Linney, Stanley Tucci, Anthony Mackie. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: R, 124 min., Drama, Box office gross: $3.254, million, Disney. 2 stars

  • Last Vegas

    photo for Last Vegas What do four of our greatest actors do when they have down time between meaty roles? They get together for an inconsequential comedy about four old friends who travel to Las Vegas for a senior citizen version of "The Hangover." The plot: Billy (Michael Douglas, 69), Paddy (Robert De Niro, 70), Archie (Morgan Freeman, 76) and Sam (Kevin Kline, 66) have been best friends since childhood. So when Billy, the group's sworn bachelor, proposes to his thirtysomething girlfriend, the four head to Vegas with a plan to stop acting their age and relive their glory days. There are a few predictable laughs as each man brings to Vegas -- and overcomes -- his respective emotional baggage concerning love, sex, loyalty and freedom, but for the most part this comedy just coasts along from one mediocre set piece to another. Extras: Commentary with director Jon Turteltaub and writer Dan Fogelman; three featurettes: "It's Going to Be Legendary" behind-the-scenes look at the production of the film with commentary from the main cast, "Four Legends" look at the ensemble main cast and their insights on working with one another, "The Flatbush Four" glimpse at the character arcs of the four main characters. Blu-ray adds three more featurettes: "Shooting in Sin City," "The Redfoo Party" and "Supporting Ensemble." Vitals: Director: Jon Turteltaub. Stars: Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline, Mary Steenburgen, Romany Malco, Jerry Ferrara. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 105 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $60.586 million, Sony. 2 stars


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All DVD Releases

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross (2013) Written and presented by Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., director of W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University, this six-hour series explores the evolution of the African-American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives they developed -- forging their own history, culture and society against unimaginable odds. Formats: DVD, $34.99. (PBS Distribution).

African-American Leaders: Past & Present (2013) Five telefilms that tell the stories of five influential African-Americans. The in-depth profiles of Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Thurgood Marshall and Barack Obama delve into their lives, the experiences that shaped them and the impact they've had on history. Formats: Two-disc DVD, $14.98. (Lionsgate).

The Agatha Christie Hour: Complete Collection (2014) Ten tales of intrigue and romance from renowned mystery writer Agatha Christie: "The Case of the Middle-Aged Wife"; "In a Glass Darkly"; "The Girl in the Train"; "The Fourth Man"; "The Case of the Discontented Soldier"; "Magnolia Blossom"; "The Mystery of the Blue Jar"; "The Red Signal"; "Jane in Search of a Job"; "The Manhood of Edward Robinson." Four-disc set, $59.99. Formats: DVD. Extras: Biography of Agatha Christie, "Parker Pyne: Before Poirot." (Acorn Media).

Agatha Christie's The Queen Of Crime Collection (2014) Three feature-length Agatha Christie mysteries: "Sparkling Cyanide" (2003 adaptation starring Pauline Collins and Susan Hampshire), "Why Didn't They Ask Evans?" (1980 adaptation starring Francesca Annis) and "Seven Dials Mystery" (1981 adaptation starring John Gielgud). Three-disc set, $49.99. Formats: DVD. (Acorn Media).

Antisocial (2013) Michelle Mylett, Cody Ray Thompson, Adam Christie, Ana Alic, Romaine Waite, Ry Barrett. A New Year celebration between a small group of friends turn into a vicious fight for survival when a mysterious viral outbreak forces them to stay indoors -- and their only link to the outside world is their phones, laptops, and other tech devices. Formats: DVD. (Breaking Glass Pictures/Monster Pictures/Vicious Circle Films).

photo for The April Fools The April Fools (1969) Jack Lemmon, Catherine Deneuve, Peter Lawford, Jack Weston, Myrna Loy, Charles Boyer, Kenneth Mars, Melinda Dillon, Harvey Korman, Sally Kellerman. Howard Brubaker (Lemmon) is a newly promoted man trapped in a loveless marriage. Catherine's (Deneuve) marriage would be ideal if her husband (who, unknown to Howard, is his boss) weren't a womanizer. When Howard and Catherine meet at a trendy party for New York's corporate elite, they decide to escape and explore the city instead. Soon the pair find themselves falling in love and deciding to run off to Paris. All they have to do now is tell their spouses. (Paramount).

Argento's Dracula (2012) Thomas Kretschmann, Marta Gastini, Asia Argento, Rutger Hauer, Unax Ugalde. Horror maestro Dario Argento's luridly violent and erotic take on the Dracula legend. Formats: DVD, 3D Blu-ray/Blu-ray Combo. (IFC Films).

The Beast of Hollow Mountain/The Neanderthal Man Double Feature photo for The Beast of Hollow Mountain/The Neanderthal Man Double feature A double dose of 50s high-camp: "The Beast of Hollow Mountain" (1956): Guy Madison, Patricia Medina. An American cowboy living in Mexico discovers his cattle is being eaten by a giant prehistoric dinosaur. "The Neanderthal Man" (1953): Robert Shayne, Richard Crane, Doris Merrick, Joyce Terry, Beverly Garland. A mad scientist uses his new serum on his housekeeper, turning her into an ape-woman. Like most crazed scientists, he then tries the serum on himself, creating ... The Neanderthal Man. Formats: Two-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo. (Scream Factory/Shout! Factory).

The Booker (2013) Steve Scarborough doesn't like what's happened to professional wrestling -- its metamorphosis from theater for the masses with easily recognizable "good" and "bad" characters, moral lessons about right and wrong to a reliance on shock tactics and fake fighting -- so he's set about to change it, one match at a time. This documentary chronicles the triumphs and tragedies of Scarborough's singular journey, as he takes his Platinum Championship Wrestling from idea to reality. Shot over the course of four years, "The Booker" follows Scarborough's monumental efforts to take his burgeoning wrestling school from the back room of a theater space with four students to a full-fledged wrestling show at a 2,500 seat arena. Formats: DVD, Digital. (IndiePix Films).

Cloudy With a Chance Of Meatballs 2 (2013) Voices of Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Andy Samberg, Benjamin Bratt, Neil Patrick Harris, Kristen Schaal, Will Forte, Terry Crews. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 3D/Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary with directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn; Cody Simpson "La Da Dee" music video and making of the video featurette; seven new featurettes: "Anatomy of a Foodimal": Flamangos, Cheesespiders, Hippotatomuses! Oh my! The filmmakers discuss the inspiration behind these wacky food-animal hybrids that have taken over Swallow Falls, and chat with the gang to find out how they came up with the Food-imal's creative and amusing names; "Production Design: Back in the Kitchen": Where do you go after it rains cheeseburgers all over Swallow Falls? Back to the kitchen of course! Filmmakers Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn discuss how they came up with stories and jokes for the film; "Awesome End Credits": The filmmakers discuss how they used a mix of 3D, 2D, stop motion and live action; "Cloudy Cafe: Who's On the Menu?" featurette on the voice actors; "Building the Foodimals"; "The Sasquash" featurette on all the places in the film that the sneaky Sasquash is hiding; "Delicious Production Design."

Blu-ray adds deleted scenes and four mini-movies: "Attack of the 50-Foot Gummi Bear" in which Flint's mischievous gummi bear grows to 50-feet by using his new food-modifying invention while Steve is in charge. Steve must frantically chase the gummi bear and transform him back to normal size before Flint returns to the lab; "Steve's First Bath": Flint's failed date with Sam is because of Steve's mischievous ways; "Super Manny": Manny, the Jack of all trades, saves an adorable kitty with his many skills; "Earl Scouts": The Foodimals join Earl's scouting program but are very competitive. (Sony).

Bonnie & Clyde (2013) Emile Hirsch, Holliday Grainger, Sarah Hyland, Elizabeth Reaser, Holly Hunter, William Hurt. Miniseries retelling of the legend of Depression-era gangsters Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, broadcast simultaneously on History, Lifetime and A&E. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Three featurettes: "Iconography: The Story of Bonnie & Clyde" behind-the-scenes featurette, "Becoming Bonnie" featurette, "Becoming Clyde" featurette. Blu-ray adds "A Legendary Story Revisited" featurette. (Sony).



photo for Collision Collision (2013) Frank Grillo, Jaimie Alexander, Charlie Bewley. While on their honeymoon in Morocco, Scott and Taylor Dolan set off on a day trip through the Sahara and get involved in a deadly car accident in the middle of the desert. The couple finds themselves stranded in the middle of the remote desert with no way home and soon lies and betrayals are revealed, as well a shocking discovery: nothing happens by chance. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette, deleted scenes. (Lionsgate).

Concussion (2013) Robin Weigert, Maggie Siff, Johnathan Tchaikovsky, Janel Moloney, Ben Shankmen. A middle-class wife and mother with a growing feeling of discontent suffers a concussion that unleashes her latent sexuality that sends her on an erotic journey to take on an alter ego, Eleanor, acquire a pied-a-terre in Manhattan and work as a high-class escort while keeping her sordid new career a carefully guarded secret from her unsuspecting family. Formats: DVD. (RADiUS-TWC/Anchor Bay).

Dark Touch (2013) Missy Keating, Marcella Plunkett, Padraic Delaney, Charlotte Flyvholm. After a mysterious and bloody massacre in her isolated country house leaves her parents and younger brother dead, no one believes 11-year-old Neve that an evil force within the house caused the deaths ... until whatever killed her family follows her to her new home. Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).

Downton Abbey Season 4 photo for Downton Abbey Season 4 (2014) "Downton Abbey Season 4" airs Sundays on Masterpiece on PBS from Jan. 5 to Feb. 23, 2014. The returning cast includes Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Joanne Froggatt, Rob James-Collier, Lily James, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Lesley Nicol, Maggie Smith, Penelope Wilton and a host of others, joined by Shirley MacLaine, who reprises her role as Martha Levinson, the forthright American mother of Cora, Countess of Grantham (McGovern). Martha again battles wits with Cora’s wickedly acerbic mother-in-law, Violet (Smith). Among the new faces are Paul Giamatti as Cora's playboy brother, Harold, who appears in the season finale; Harriet Walter as Violet's old friend Lady Shackleton; Gary Carr as jazz singer Jack Ross; Joanna David as the Duchess of Yeovil; Tom Cullen as the dashing Lord Gillingham and Julian Ovenden as an unexpected houseguest.

All who tuned in last season know that Matthew Crawley -- heir to Downton Abbey, husband to Lady Mary (Dockery), and brand new father to a baby boy and successor -- lies dead on a country road next to his overturned roadster. On top of this, the family is still grieving over the death in childbirth of Sybil, Mary's youngest sister, who also left a baby behind. Season 4 opens six months later. Although it is the 1920s, Britain still observes mourning rituals that are almost Victorian in their solemnity. Nonetheless, the Crawleys are beginning to snap out of it: Robert, Lord Grantham (Bonneville), must manage the estate without his canny son-in-law; Cora suddenly faces a staffing crisis; Violet, who has seen enough tragedy, knows how to recoup quickly; Isobel (Wilton), Matthew's mother, may never recover; Edith (Carmichael), who was jilted at the altar, tempts scandal with a new beau; and Mary now finds herself the most desirable widow in Yorkshire. The servants also pick up, buck up, and get on with it -- with new arrivals, departures, rivalries, and betrayals among the downstairs staff. Life goes on at Downton Abbey. Formats: Three-disc DVD, $49.99; three-disc Blu-ray, $54.99, Digital. Extras: TBA. (PBS Distribution).

The Fifth Estate (2013) Dir.: Bill Condon; Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Bruhl, Laura Linney, Stanley Tucci, Anthony Mackie. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "The Submission Platform: Visual Effects," "In Camera: Graphics," "Scoring Secrets," trailers and TV spots. (Disney).

Forward 13: Waking Up the American Dream (2013) The foreclosure crisis made personal. Caught in the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis, director Patrick Lovell, one of 10 million people who lost their homes, finds himself asking why he and so many Americans were blindsided by the economy's implosion. How could his pursuit of the American Dream -- starting a business, providing for his new family, and owning a home -- drive him to financial ruin? Coinciding with the exponential growth of the Occupy Wall Street movement, Lovell embarks on a cross-country journey to discover what happened to the America originally founded to be free from tyranny. Conversations with a broad spectrum of energy and political academics, OWS protestors, professional developers, real estate agents, and attorneys all lead to the same conclusion: the system is broken. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Cinema Libre Studio).

I Used to Be Darker (2013) Deragh Campbell, Hannah Gross, Ned Oldham, Kim Taylor, Nicholas Petr, Geoff Grace. When Taryn, a Northern Irish runaway, finds herself in trouble in Ocean City, she seeks refuge with her aunt and uncle in Baltimore. But Kim and Bill have problems of their own: they're trying to handle the end of their marriage gracefully for the sake of their daughter Abby, just home from her first year of college. In the days that follow, the family struggles to let go of the past while searching for new things to hold onto. Formats: DVD. (Strand Releasing).

It's Better to Jump (2013) The city of Akka, on the coast of Israel, has protected its citizens for centuries with a massive sea wall. However, economic and social changes are pressuring generations of Palestinians to leave. This documentary captures the spirit of Akka's Arab residents and their continuing tradition of leaping into the sea from the wall as an expression of self-determination. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Cinema Libre Studio).

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013) Johnny Knoxville, Jackson Nicoll, Greg Harris, Georgina Cates, Kamber Hejlik. Blu-ray version includes an unrated cut crammed full of even more outrageous footage, along with the theatrical version of the film. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Blu-ray extras: Behind-the-scenes vignettes, deleted scenes, " Alternate Reactions from Real People." (Paramount).

Last Vegas (2013) Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline, Mary Steenburgen, Romany Malco, Jerry Ferrara. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary with director Jon Turteltaub and writer Dan Fogelman; three featurettes: "It's Going to Be Legendary" behind-the-scenes look at the production of the film with commentary from the main cast, "Four Legends" look at the ensemble main cast and their insights on working with one another, "The Flatbush Four" glimpse at the character arcs of the four main characters. Blu-ray adds three more featurettes: "Shooting in Sin City," "The Redfoo Party" and "Supporting Ensemble." (Sony).

The Long Day Closes (1992) "The Long Day Closes" is the most gloriously cinematic expression of the unique sensibility of Terence Davies ("Distant Voices, Still Lives"; "The Deep Blue Sea"). Bursting with both enchantment and melancholy, this autobiographical film takes on the perspective of a quiet boy growing up lonely in Liverpool in the 1950s. But rather than employ a straightforward narrative, Davies jumps in and out of time, swoops into fantasies and fears, summons memories and dreams. A singular filmic tapestry, "The Long Day Closes" is an evocative, movie- and music-besotted portrait of the artist as a young man. New, high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Dual Format Edition. Extras: Audio commentary by Davies and director of photography Michael Coulter; episode from 1992 of the British television series "The South Bank Show" with Davies, featuring on-set footage from "The Long Day Closes" and interviews with cast and crew; new interviews with executive producer Colin MacCabe and production designer Christopher Hobbs; trailer; a booklet featuring an essay by critic Michael Koresky. (The Criterion Collection).

photo for Nicholas Sparks Limited Edition DVD Collection Nicholas Sparks Limited Edition DVD Collection Box set with the seven films based on Sparks' novels: "Safe Haven," "The Lucky One," "Dear John," "Nights in Rodanthe," "A Walk to Remember," "Message in a Bottle" and "The Notebook." Sparks is one of the world's best-selling authors and romantic storytellers: all 17 of his novels have been New York Times bestsellers, have been published in more than 50 languages, and have sold more than 90 million copies worldwide (including more than 60 million copies in the U.S.). This is the first time these films have been together in one collection. Formats: DVD, $69.97. Extras: Special postcard set with images from each film and a letter from Sparks as well as all the extras on the original DVD releases. (Warner).

A Perfect Man (2013) Liev Schreiber, Jeanne Tripplehorn. A womanizer, caught cheating by his wife, inadvertently falls back in love with her over the phone when she pretends to be another woman. Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).

Rush (2013) Di.: Ron Howard; Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Bruhl, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara, Stephen Mangan, Christian McKay, Julian Rhind-Tutt. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Ron Howard: A Director's Approach." Blu-ray adds a six part featurette, "Race for the Checkered Flag: The Making of Rush," with "Peter Morgan on Writing Rush," "The Making of Rush -- Finding James and Niki," "The Light of Speed and Filming F1," "Around the World in One Location," "Fashion and Styles of the 70's" and "The Making of Rush -- Ron Howard: A Director’s Approach"; three-part featurette, "The Real Story of Rush" with "Meeting James Hunt and Niki Lauda," "F1 Take 1: F1 Racing and the F1 Car" and "The Rock and Roll Circus." (Universal).

Somali Pirate Takedown: The Real Story (2009) The real story behind the Somali Pirate capture of the Maersk Alabama, including never-before-seen footage, interviews with members of the crew, new footage of the pirates, the Navy's maneuvers -- and the kill shots that saved the life of Captain Richard Phillips. From the Discovery Channel. Formats: DVD, $14.93. (Cinedigm).

Steven Spielberg Presents: Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain The Complete Series (1998-99) Two-disc set with all 13 episodes from the Daytime Emmy Award-winning Kids'-WB series. Formats: DVD, $19.98. (Warner).

Stonados (2013) Paul Johansson, Sebastian Spence, Miranda Frigon. When a tornado appears in the waters south of Boston, former storm chaser Joe Randall is intrigued by the unusual weather. But as twisters begin to strike across the Boston shoreline, Joe quickly realizes this is no ordinary storm front: the storms are hurling large stones all over the Eastern seaboard. Formats: DVD, Digital. (ARC Entertainment).

photo for Treme: The Complete Fourth Season Treme: The Complete Fourth Season (2013) Beginning in 2008 and culminating at Mardi Gras 2009, the five episodes of the last season revisit the musicians, chefs, Mardi Gras Indians and other familiar New Orleanians who continue to rebuild their lives, their homes and their culture in the aftermath of Katrina. Formats: DVD, $39.98; Blu-ray Disc, $49.99; Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: TBA. (HBO).

Treme: The Complete Series BLU-RAY (2010-13) All 36 episodes from all four seasons, plus all of the extra features from each individual release that highlight the music, food and culture of the show. Also included is a bonus disc that offers more than a dozen music videos from the series. $134.99. (HBO).

Vera, Set 3 (2013) The third series of the acclaimed British mystery series, based on the award-winning novels by Ann Cleeves, stars Brenda Blethyn as a cantankerous but brilliant detective. In these four new feature-length mysteries, Blethyn imbues DCI Vera Stanhope with a monumental intelligence as she solves unthinkable crimes. Four disc set with four mysteries ("Castles in the Air," "Poster Child," "Young Gods," "Prodigal Son"), $59.99. Formats: DVD. Extras: Photo gallery, text interviews with Blethyn and David Leon. (Acorn Media).

The War Between Men and Women photo for (1972) Jack Lemmon, Barbara Harris, Jason Robards, Herb Edelman. Peter (Lemmon), a near-sighted cartoonist, abhors women, children and dogs but falls for Theresa (Barbara Harris), a divorcee who comes bag and baggage with all three. Peter and Theresa couldn't be more wrong for one another, but Cupid has a sense of humor and soon the pair finds themselves dangerously close to living happily ever after ... if they can overcome flirtatious ex-husbands, clashing lifestyles and Peter's potential blindness. Features live-action and animated sequences based on the artwork of James Thurber. (Paramount).

Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? (1971) Dustin Hoffman, Barbara Harris, Jack Warden. The film follows Georgie Soloway (Hoffman), a hit love-song writer who ironically can't love others, or himself. Although he's rich, successful and seemingly on top of the world, he spends his days dreaming of suicide and trying to track down a man named Harry Kellerman, who has been spreading outrageous lies about him. (Paramount).


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