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OnVideo's Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases

Tuesday, February 4 -- Monday, February 10

All DVD Releases

  • Dallas Buyers Club

    photo for Dallas Buyers Club There's a pair of outstanding performances in director Jean-Marc Vallee's ("The Young Victoria") thoroughly involving "Dallas Buyers Club": One by Matthew McConaughey, who plays real-life Texas electrician Ron Woodroof, a bull-riding he-man diagnosed HIV-positive in 1985 and given 30 days to live; the other by Jared Leto as Rayon, a transgender AIDS-stricken activist who becomes friends with Woodroof and helps him to accept his plight and the plight of other HIV-infected people -- people Woodroof shunned. Because the U.S. government refused to approve medicines that were proven to help hold back AIDS-related illnesses, Woodroof tracked down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal, setting up a Dallas Buyers Club that fellow HIV-positive people could join to get access to needed supplies. As in any film pitting a maverick against the establishment and powers that be, the bad guys (here thick-headed FDA agents, conservative doctors, government lackeys) are exaggerated so you can root for the underdogs (Woodroof and an unlikely band of renegades and outcasts). Woodroof's crusade had as much to do with money and orneriness as it did for any moral imperative, but his unlikely (and unlikable) character becomes a hero at the film's endExtras: Deleted scenes, "A Look Inside Dallas Buyers Club." Vitals: Director: Jean-Marc Vallee. Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Steve Zahn, Dallas Roberts, Kevin Rankin, Denis O'Hare, Jane McNeill, Griffin Dunne. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: R, 117 min., Drama, Box office gross: $14.257 million, Universal. 3 stars


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  • Escape Plan

    photo for Escape Plan Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger team up for an implausible -- but straight-ahead -- action-adventure about a security expert (Stallone) whose all-consuming job is breaking out of maximum security facilities -- on the government's dime, of course -- to test the weaknesses and flaws in the construction and guarding of prisons. When he's hired to break out of an ultra-secret, high-tech prison called "The Tomb," he's deceived and betrayed and finds himself a prisoner in an escape-proof facility. He's forced to team up with another inmate, an international criminal (Schwarzenegger), to help devise a daring, nearly impossible plan to escape. It's great to see these muscle-bound stars still in action -- Stallone is 67, Schwarzenegger 66 -- but their stamina kind of belies reality: they're fighting and beating up guys a third their age. Oh well, if you can overlook that, then you're in for a fun ride.Extras: Commentary with director Mikael Hafstrom and co-writer Miles Chapman, "Executing the Plan: The Making of Escape Plan" featurette. Blu-ray adds "Maximum Security: The Real-Life Tomb" featurette, "Clash of the Titans" featurette, deleted scenes. Vitals: Director: Mikael Hafstrom. Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Caviezel, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Sam Neill, Vinnie Jones, Vincent D'Onofrio, Amy Ryan. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: R, 115 min., Action, Box office gross: $24.610 million, Lionsgate. 2 stars

  • About Time

    photo for About Time The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's (Domhnall Gleeson) father (Bill Nighy) tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life -- so he decides to make his world a better place ... by getting a girlfriend (Rachel McAdams). They fall in love, but an unfortunate time-travel incident means he's never met her at all. So they meet for the first time again -- and again -- but finally, after a lot of cunning time-traveling, he wins her heart. Tim then uses his power to create the perfect romantic proposal and wedding and to get his pregnant wife to the hospital in time for the birth of their daughter. But as his unusual life progresses, Tim finds out that his unique gift can't save him from the sorrows and ups and downs that affect all families, everywhere. From filmmaker Richard Curtis ("Love Actually," "Notting Hill," "Four Weddings and a Funeral"). Extras: Deleted scenes, Blooper reel: "Making Movies Is a Serious Business," "The Luckiest” Music," Ellie Goulding "How Long Will I Love You?" music video, commentary with director Richard Curtis and cast members Domhnall Gleeson, Bill Nighy, Vanessa Kirby, Lydia Wilson and Tom Hollander. Blu-ray adds three featurettes: "About Tim and Time Travel," "The Look, Style and Locations," "The World of Richard Curtis." Vitals: Director: Richard Curtis. Stars: Rachel McAdams, Domhnall Gleeson, Bill Nighy, Tom Hollander, Margot Robbie, Vanessa Kirby, Lydia Wilson. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: R, 124 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $15.001 million, Universal. 2 stars

  • Baggage Claim

    photo for Baggage Claim Flight attendant Montana Moore (Paula Patton) is smart, sexy and sick of being single. She's determined to get engaged before her younger sister's wedding, leaving just 30 days to make her connection. Fortunately, her co-worker crew has cooked up a high-flying scheme for her to "accidentally" bump into a variety of men so she can land the perfect guy. Extras: Three featurettes" "Fly Girls," "Wing Men" and "The Story"; cast interview; commentary with director David E. Talbert; theatrical trailer. Blu-ray adds "Behind the Scenes with the Director." Vitals: Director: David E. Talbert. Stars: Paula Patton, Derek Luke, Taye Diggs, Boris Kodjoe, Trey Songz, Jill Scott, Adam Brody, Jenifer Lewis, Djimon Hounsou. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 96 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $21.549 million, Fox. 2 stars


    Blu-ray Debuts

  • City of Angels(1998)
  • The Inn of the Sixth Happiness
  • Jules and Jim (1962) (The Criterion Collection)
  • Night of the Demons Collector's Edition (1988)
  • Witchboard (1986)

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All DVD Releases

About Time (2013) Rachel McAdams, Domhnall Gleeson, Bill Nighy, Tom Hollander, Margot Robbie, Vanessa Kirby, Lydia Wilson. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted scenes, Blooper reel: "Making Movies Is a Serious Business," "The Luckiest” Music," Ellie Goulding "How Long Will I Love You?" music video, commentary with director Richard Curtis and cast members Domhnall Gleeson, Bill Nighy, Vanessa Kirby, Lydia Wilson and Tom Hollander. Blu-ray adds three featurettes: "About Tim and Time Travel," "The Look, Style and Locations," "The World of Richard Curtis." (Universal).

Baggage Claim (2013) Paula Patton, Derek Luke, Taye Diggs, Boris Kodjoe, Trey Songz, Jill Scott, Adam Brody, Jenifer Lewis, Djimon Hounsou. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Three featurettes" "Fly Girls," "Wing Men" and "The Story"; cast interview; commentary with director David E. Talbert; theatrical trailer. Blu-ray adds "Behind the Scenes with the Director." (Fox).

Banshee Chapter (2013) Katia Winter, Ted Levine, Michael McMillian. On the trail of a missing friend who had been experimenting with mind-altering drugs, a young journalist -- aided by a rogue counter-culture writer -- finds herself drawn into the dangerous world of top-secret government chemical research and the mystery of a disturbing radio signal of unknown origin. Formats: DVD. (XLrator Media).

Blood Brother (2013) Rocky Braat, a young man from a fractured family and a troubled past, went traveling through India without a plan. There he met a group of HIV positive children living in an orphanage -- a meeting that changed everything for him. Rocky left his life, his friends, and career in Pittsburgh to live with and help the kids. To the children he became "Rocky Anna," or brother. This documentary, by Steve Hoover, his best friend, traces Rocky's story of working in the village of Tamil Nadu for five years. Formats: DVD. (Docurama/Cinedigm).

The Broker's Man, Series 1 (1997) Kevin Whately stars as Jimmy Griffin, an ex-detective turned insurance investigator with rakish charm and a wandering eye. Features three feature-length mysteries Formats: Two-disc DVD, $39.99. (Acorn Media).

Burton and Taylor (2013) Helena Bonham Carter, Dominic West. Bio-drama follows the private and public relationship of Hollywood's most famously volatile on-again-off-again couple, Richard Burton and Elizabeth photo for A Case of You Taylor, played out against their ill-fated appearance in a 1983 revival of Noel Coward's stage play, "Private Lives." Formats: DVD. Extras: Two behind-the-scenes featurettes. (BBC Home Entertainment).

Care Bears: The Care a-Thon Games (2014) Four episodes celebrating sportsmanship, friendship and courage (timed for the Winter Olympics), $14.98. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate).

A Case of You (2013) Justin Long, Evan Rachel Wood, Peter Dinklage, Vince Vaughn. A young writer tries to impress a girl -- a barista at his local coffee shop -- by going online and creating an embellished profile with all the details that would make him her dream guy (ballroom dancing, rock climbing, culinary skills, and wacky and unlikely hobbies), but he finds himself in a real mess when she falls for him and he has to keep up the act. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (IFC Films).

City of Angels BLU-RAY DEBUT (1998) Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Andre Braugher, Dennis Franz, Colm Feore. Remake of Wim Wenders' photo for City of Angels BLU-RAY DEBUT"Wings of Desire" about a heavenly angel (Cage) who, when he discovers that he is spotted by a doctor (Ryan) in an operating room, longs to give up his mortality to become human and fall in love. (Warner).

Code Red (2013) Paul Logan, Manal El-Feitury, Borislav Iliev, Forbes KB, Mya-Lecia Naylor. In World War II, Stalin created a top secret nerve gas, which went missing shortly after the Battle of Stalingrad. Over 70 years later, the horrific biochemical weapon resurfaces in modern day Bulgaria, turning the local inhabitants into frenzied mutants and causing the dead to rise from the grave. Amidst the chaos, U.S. Special Forces Captain John McGahey and NATO doctor Ana Bennett must escape the infected zone before the Code Red alert is raised and everything is destroyed. Formats: DVD. Extras: Making-of featurette, "WWII Uncut," behind-the-scenes, outtakes. (Entertainment One).

Dallas Buyers Club (2013) Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Steve Zahn, Dallas Roberts, Kevin Rankin, Denis O'Hare, Jane McNeill, Griffin Dunne. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted scenes, "A Look Inside Dallas Buyers Club." (Universal).

The Divorce (2014 --TV) Vanessa Bell Calloway, Angell Conwell, Tatyaya Ali, Dawnn Lewis, Judy Pace, Freda Payne, Tammi Mac, Keith Burke, Jonelle Allen, Rylan Williams. A successful TV anchorwoman celebrates her recent divorce by throwing herself a divorce party with her closest sorority girlfriends. Formats: DVD, Digital. (One Village Entertainment).

Escape Plan (2013) Director: Mikael Hafstrom. Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Caviezel, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Sam Neill, Vinnie Jones, Vincent D'Onofrio, Amy Ryan. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary with director Mikael Hafstrom and co-writer Miles Chapman, "Executing the Plan: The Making of Escape Plan" featurette. Blu-ray adds "Maximum Security: The Real-Life Tomb" featurette, "Clash of the Titans" featurette, deleted scenes. (Lionsgate).



Family Matters: The Complete Fourth Season (1992-93) Three-disc set with 24 episodes, $29.98. Formats: DVD. (Warner).

Finding Faith (2013) Actor and child advocate Erik Estrada stars in this ripped-from-the-headlines story inspired by a compilation of actual events that Sheriff Mike Brown has investigated through his Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Made to inform parents, educators and concerned citizens on how children are being targeted, and revolving around the abduction of 14-year-old Faith Garrett. Formats: DVD. Extras: 12-page resource study guide, "Introduction to Internet Safety 101" featurette. (Entertainment One).

Free Birds (2013) Voices of Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson, Amy Poehler, Danny Carey, Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo, Josh Lawson, Dan Fogler, Keith David, George Takei, Colm Meaney, Carlos Ponce. In this animated buddy comedy, two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history --to get turkey off the holiday menu for good. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Blu-ray Extras: "Birds Flipping History," "Animating Free Birds: The Main Course," "Winging It: Animators in Action," "Talking Turkey With Composer Dominic Lewis," "Shake a Tail Feather," theatrical trailer. (Fox).

From Above (aka Chasing Shakespeare) (2013) Danny Glover, Graham Greene, Chelsea Ricketts. A love story told (in an original mixture of Native American narration and Shakespearean tragedy) through flashbacks from widower William Ward's memory of the life he spent with beloved wife Venus. Their Native American family lived in a small Arkansas town and had an affinity for lightning as well as a deep connection to nature ... but they lived in a world filled with racial and ethnic differences, which made their love difficult. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD. (Vertical Entertainment).

Geronimo Stilton: Intrigue on the Rodent Express and Other Adventures (2013) The famous New Mouse City journalist, best-selling author and editor for the big city daily, "The Rodent's Gazette", would prefer to do nothing more than to live a quiet life, yet, somehow, adventure always finds Geronimo and his pals. With his younger sister Thea, cousin Trap, favorite nephew Benjamin and sometimes Aunt Sweetfur, Geronimo is launched into exciting capers filled with hilarious hijinks and far-flung antics that take them all around the world in search of the next big scoop. Four adventures; based on Scholastic's hit book series. Formats: DVD, $12.98. (Entertainment One).

House of Versace (2013) Gina Gershon, Racquel Welch, Enrico Colantoni, Colm Feore. Lifetime Original Movie based on Wall Street Journal reporter Deborah Ball's book "House of Versace: The Untold Story of photo for The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete Genius, Murder, and Survival" that chronicles Donatella Versace's triumph over tragedy by carrying on Gianni Versace's (her brother's) powerful legacy after his 1997 slaying. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Lionsgate).

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013) Skylan Brooks, Ethan Dizon, Jordin Sparks, Jeffrey Wright, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Anthony Mackie, Jennifer Hudson. A coming-of-age story about two inner city boys -- one 13 and one 9 -- who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary with director George Tillman Jr., writer Michael Starrbury and actors Skylan Brooks and Ethan Dizon; rehearsal footage; skateboard training footage; deleted scenes. (Codeblack Films/Lionsgate).

The Inn of the Sixth Happiness BLU-RAY DEBUT (1958) Ingrid Bergman, Curd Jurgens, Robert Donat. Extras: Commentary with Nick Redman, Aubrey Solomon and Donald Spoto; "Fox Movietone News: The Inn of the Sixth Happiness Rapturous and World Premiere." (Fox).

It's Not Me, I Swear! (2008 -- Canada) Antoine L'Ecuyer, Suzanne Clement, Daniel Briere, Catherine Faucher. Innocent looking 10-year-old Leon -- with his overly fertile imagination -- is a young hellion, a consummate liar and thief well-versed in breaking and entering his neighbors' homes and running away from his own. His explosively dysfunctional family reaches new levels of lunacy when Mom decides to pack her bags to start a new life in Greece. Leon is prepared to do anything to kill the pain of it all, from destroying the neighbors' homes to even, why not, falling in love with best friend Lea. A quirky coming-of-age story. In French with English subtitles. Formats: DVD. (First Run Features).

photo for Joanie Loves Chachi: The Complete Series Joanie Loves Chachi: The Complete Series (1982-83) Three-disc set with 17 episodes, $29.99. Set in the 1960's, this "Happy Days" spin-off centers on Joanie Cunningham (Erin Moran) and her boyfriend Chachi Arcola (Scott Baio), who move to Chicago and start a rock band, often performing at his family's Italian restaurant. The series lasted only one season. Formats: DVD. (CBS Home Entertainment/Paramount).

Jules and Jim (1962) Hailed as one of the finest films ever made, "Jules and Jim" charts, over 25 years, the relationship between two friends and the object of their mutual obsession. The legendary Francois Truffaut directs, and Jeanne Moreau stars as the alluring and willful Catherine, whose enigmatic smile and passionate nature lure Jules (Oskar Werner) and Jim (Henri Serre) into one of cinema's most captivating romantic triangles. An exuberant and poignant meditation on freedom, loyalty, and the fortitude of love, "Jules and Jim" was a worldwide smash in 1962 and remains every bit as audacious and entrancing today. New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Dual Format photo for Edition. Extras: Two audio commentaries: one featuring screenwriter Jean Gruault, Francois Truffaut collaborator Suzanne Schiffman, editor Claudine Bouche, and film scholar Annette Insdorf, the other featuring actor Jeanne Moreau and Truffaut biographer Serge Toubiana; excerpts from "The Key to Jules and Jim" (1985), a documentary about author Henri-Pierre Roche and the real-life relationships that inspired the novel and film; interviews with Truffaut, Gruault, and cinematographer Raoul Coutard; conversation between scholars Robert Stam and Dudley Andrew; excerpt from a 1965 episode of the French television program "Cineastes de notre temps" dedicated to Truffaut; segment from a 1969 episode of the French television program "L'invite du dimanche" featuring Truffaut, Moreau, and filmmaker Jean Renoir; excerpts from Truffaut's first appearance on American television, a 1977 interview with New York Film Festival director Richard Roud; excerpts from a 1979 American Film Institute seminar given by Truffaut; audio interview with Truffaut from 1980, conducted by film scholar Claude-Jean Philippe; trailer; booklet featuring an essay by critic John Powers, a 1981 piece by Truffaut on Roche, and script notes by Truffaut. (The Criterion Collection).

The Lady Vanishes (2013) Tuppence Middleton, Selina Cadell. New "Masterpiece Mystery!" adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1930s thriller sees a beautiful, spoiled young woman risk her life to solve the mysterious disappearance of a woman on a train. Formats: DVD. (BBC Home Entertainment).

Lalaloopsy: Friends are Sew Special! (2014) Four episodes of the Nickelodeon animated adventure series starring the Lalaloopsy friends, who magically came to life once their last stitch was sewn. The characters are all unique; each has a personality that comes from the fabric that was used to make her, with a pet and house fancifully constructed from found objects to match. The group of friends comes together for daily, "fun-tastical" adventures in a whimsical world full of silly surprises called Lalaloopsy Land. Formats: DVD, $16.99. (Paramount).

photo for Laverne & Shirley -- The Seventh Season Laverne & Shirley -- The Seventh Season (1981-82) Three-disc set with 22 episodes, $42.99. In this, the second-to-last season -- and the last official season with Shirley (Cindy Williams) -- the half-hour situation comedy follows bright-eyed, naive and demure Shirley Feeney and brassy, tough-talking, street smart Laverne De Fazio (Penny Marshall) date an array of questionable men, tolerate their dippy, loony neighbors Lenny and Squiggy, and forever hope to "make all their dreams come true." Formats: DVD. Extras: Episode promos, gag reel. (Paramount).

Masterpiece: Classic English Literature Collection, Volume 2 (2014) Four disc set with screen adaptations of Charles Dickens' "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," Jane Austen's "Mansfield Park," Henry James' "The Turn of the Screw" and E. M. Forster's "A Room with a View." In addition, the box set features memorabilia reproduced from The National Archives and British Library in London, England, including hand-written letters from all four authors, illustrations, portraits, photographs, and more. Formats: DVD, $39.99. (PBS Distribution).

Midsomer Murders, Set 23 (2012) The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries featuring gorgeous settings and sly British humor. Inspired by the novels of Caroline Graham, modern master of the English village mystery, the series stars Neil Dudgeon as the capable Detective Chief Inspector John Barnaby, with Jason Hughes as his earnest, efficient protege, Detective Sergeant Ben Jones. Three mysteries. Formats: Three-disc DVD, $39.99; two-disc Blu-ray, $49.99. Extras: Commentary, behind-the-scenes featurette. (Acorn Media).

photo for Million Dollar Baby Million Dollar Baby BLU-RAY (2004) Dir.: Clint Eastwood; Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman. 10th anniversary edition. Extras: New featurette with Eastwood, Freeman and Swank: "Million Dollar Baby: On the Ropes"; commentary by producer Albert Ruddy; more. (Warner).

Moon Man (2013) Based on the 1966 children's book by award-winning author and illustrator Tomi Ungerer. The man in the moon looks down on the happy, dancing people on Earth every night, wishing he could join them. He hitches a ride to Earth on a passing comet, but quickly finds himself thrown into jail by people who see him as an invader, rather than a friendly visitor. The Moon Man, however, has a most unusual -- but perfectly logical -- means of escape, and sets out to make his way back home. Formats: DVD, $26.95. (Cinedigm/Tribeca Film/New Video).

Mother of George (2013 -- USA/Nigeria) Isaach De Bankole, Danai Gurira. Adenike and Ayodele are a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn. Following the joyous celebration of the their wedding, complications arise out of their inability to conceive a child -- a problem that devastates their family and defies cultural expectations, leading Adenike to make a shocking decision that could either save her family or destroy it. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentary with director Andrew Dosunmu, editor Oriana Soddu and costume designer Mobolaji Dawodu; "A Human Story" short program featuring interviews with star Danai Gurira and screenwriter/producer Darci Picoult and behind-the-scenes footage; deleted scenes; theatrical trailer. (Oscilloscope Laboratories).

My Dog the Champion (2013) Dora Madison Burge, Lance Henriksen, Cody Linley. New family film about a spoiled teen from the big city who is uprooted to a remote cattle ranch where she meets Scout, an aging cattle dog, and the friendship changes her life. The film is executive produced by Arthur E. Benjamin, the founder of the American Dog Rescue, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that works to rescue and promote the health and well-being of dogs and other animals all across the world. In addition, Scout is herself a rescue. Formats: DVD. (Anchor Bay).

Night of the Demons Collector's Edition BLU-RAY DEBUT (1988) William Gallo, Hal Havins, Mimi Kinkade, Cathy Podewell, Linnea Quigley. Halloween party-goers at a deserted funeral home awaken something evil when they decide to have a seance. In a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack. Extras: New commentary with director Kevin Tenney and actors Cathy Podewell, Hal Havins, Billy Gallo and FX artist Steve Johnson; new interviews with cast and crew including director Tenney, writer-producer Joe Augustyn and actress Linnea Quigley; audio commentary with director Tenney, executive producer Walter Josten and producer Jeff Geoffray; promo reel; video trailer; theatrical trailer; TV and radio spots; still galleries; more. (Shout! Factory/Scream Factory).

photo for Nova: Cold Case JFK Nova: Cold Case JFK (2014) NOVA and a team of foremost experts employ exclusive tests and sophisticated new technology to reconstruct and review the evidence surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy. The documentary follows a unique group of experts trying to unravel the lingering mysteries of the Kennedy assassination. What should have been a homicide investigator's best-case scenario -- a crime that occurred in broad daylight in front of hundreds of witnesses -- instead became a forensics nightmare in a case plagued by a mishandled crime scene, a controversial autopsy, and a prime suspect gunned down while in police custody. NOVA combines cutting edge technology and contemporary scientific techniques with archival footage and expert interviews to recreate the crime and the Warren Commission’s investigation – examining the shooting, the assassination scene, the medical information and wounds, and the evidence found on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository. Read more here. Formats: DVD, $24.99. (PBS Distribution).

Pit Stop (2013) Bill Heck, Marcus DeAnda, Amy Seimetz, Alfredo Maduro. Inspired by the overlooked gas stations and rest stops of the Texas highways, award-winning writer-director Yen Tan's minimalist drama follows the parallel lives of two gay men living in a small rural town who are both searching for love when they fortuitously cross paths at the local gas station. The two are Gabe, a contractor who's getting over an ill-fated affair with a married man and finds solace in the relationship he still harbors with his ex-wife, Shannon, and their daughter, Cindy; and Ernesto, a Hispanic lumber yard worker in the midst of splitting up with his live-in boyfriend, Luis, as he receives news from the hospital that his former love, Martin, is in a coma. Formats: DVD. Extras: Commentary with Tan, Heck and DeAnda; commentary with Tan, producer Kelly Williams, cinematographer HutcH and editor Don Swaynos. (Wolfe Video).

photo for Pride and Perseverance: The Story of the Negro Leagues Pride and Perseverance: The Story of the Negro Leagues (2009) Documentary produced by Major League Baseball Productions and narrated by Hall of Famer Dave Winfield about the trials and tribulations of the black athletes who paved the way for todays stars. Features rare footage from the early 20th century and sheds light on the little-documented Negro Leagues. Formats: DVD, $9.98. (Lionsgate).

Romeo and Juliet (2013) Douglas Booth, Hailee Steinfeld, Damian Lewis, Laura Morante, Tomas Arana, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Natascha McElhone, Stellan Skarsgard, Tom Wisdom, Christian Cooke. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Romeo & Juliet: Cast and Crew," "Romeo & Juliet: The Filmmaker's Version," "Romeo & Juliet: Creating the Look," "Romeo & Juliet: Hair and Make-Up," theatrical trailer. (Fox).

Scorned (2013) AnnaLynne McCord, Billy Zane, Viva Bianca. Sadie and Kevin have decided to spend a romantic weekend together at his lake house. But when an unexpected -- and unfortunate -- text from her best friend Jennifer to Kevin reveals a lurid love affair between the two, Sadie spirals into a hunger for revenge that is without mercy. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. (Anchor Bay).

Two Weeks Notice BLU-RAY DEBUT (2002) Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant. Romantic comedy of bickering, bantering, fussing and feuding as two opposites -- an activist lawyer (Bullock) and the eccentric tycoon (Grant) who hires her -- are attracted to each other. (Warner).

The White Queen (2013) Three-disc set with all 10 episodes of the vivid re-telling of the classic War of the Roses family feud (York vs. Lancaster) from the viewpoint of the women involved. Formats: DVD, $49.98; Blu-ray Disc, $59.99; Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "The Making of The White Queen," series overview, book to series, "The History Behind The White Queen," "The White Queen" set tour, Queen Elizabeth, the King, "The Heir Apparent," "Woman in a Man's World," "Conjuring Up The Queen/Magic," "Dressing The Queen/Wardrobe. (Anchor Bay).

Wings (2013) Animated adventure about a pair of planes who train for a big airshow competition. Voices of Josh Duhamel, Hilary Duff, Rob Schneider, Jesse McCartney, Tom Skerritt. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Giving the Characters a Voice: At the Recording Studio with Josh Duhamel, Rob Schneider, Hilary Duff and Jesse McCartney" featurette, sneak peek of Miniscule award-winning shorts. (Lionsgate).

photo for Witchboard BLU-RAY DEBUT (1986) Todd Allen, Tawny Kitaen, Stephen Nichols, Kathleen Wilhoite, Burke Byrnes, J.P. Luebsen, James Quinn, Rose Marie. A Ouija Board brings forth the spirit of a dead 10-year-old boy who develops a sudden taste for violent murder and demonic possession. In a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack. Extras: New audio commentary with writer-director Kevin Tenney and actors Stephen Nichols, James W. Quinn and Kathleen Wilhoite; new interviews with cast and crew including writer-director Tenny, actors Tawny Kitaen, J.P. Luebsen and James Quinn; audio commentary with writer-director Tenney, executive producer Walter Josten and producer Jeff Geoffray; "The Making of Witchboard"; stills gallery; theatrical trailer; TV spots; more. (Shout! Factory/Scream Factory).


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