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OnVideo's Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases

Tuesday, February 24 -- Monday, March 2

All DVD Releases

  • Big Hero 6

    photo for Action-packed family comedy adventure that introduces Baymax, a lovable, personal companion robot, who forms a special bond with robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to Baymax and his diverse group of friends -- adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred -- who transform into a band of unlikely heroes. Vitals: Director: Don Hall, Chris Williams. Stars: Voices of Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr., Genesis Rodriguez, T.J. Miller, Maya Rudolph , James Cromwell, Alan Tudyk, Daniel Henne. 2014, CC, MPAA rating: G, 102 min., Animated Family Adventure, Box office gross: $212.208 million, Disney. Extras: "Feast" theatrical short, "The Origin Story of Big Hero 6: Hiro's Journey"; "Big Animator 6: The Characters Behind the Characters"; Deleted Scenes. Blu-ray adds"Big Hero Secrets" (Easter Egg)": The movie is filled with Easter Eggs, and this Buzzfeed-type list piece offers a sampling of some of the hidden treasures in the film. 3 stars


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  • Whiplash

    photo for Whiplash Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite East Coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band, forever changing the young man's life. Andrew's passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability -- and his sanity. Vitals: Director: Damien Chazelle. Stars: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser, Jayson Blair. 2014, CC, MPAA rating: R, 107 min., Drama, Box office gross: $6.671 million, Sony. Extras: Commentary with writer-director Damien Chazelle and J.K. Simmons, "An Evening at the Toronto International Film Festival With Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons and Damien Chazelle." Blu-ray adds "Timekeepers," in which famous drummers discuss their craft and passion for drumming, "Whiplash" original short film with optional commentary, deleted scene. 3 stars

  • Horrible Bosses 2

    photo for Horrible Bosses 2 Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick (Jason Bateman), Dale (Charlie Day) and Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) decide to become their own bosses by launching their own business. But a slick investor soon pulls the rug out from under them. Outplayed and desperate, and with no legal recourse, the three would-be entrepreneurs hatch a misguided plan to kidnap the investor's adult son and ransom him to regain control of their company. Vitals: Director: Sean Anders. Stars: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, Chris Pine, Christoph Waltz. 2014, CC, MPAA rating: R, 108 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $xx.xx million, Warner. Extras: "Endless Laughter Guaranteed!" Blu-ray adds: Extended cut "Let The Sexual Healing Begin," "Who Invented the Shower Buddy," "Nick Kurt Dale Inc: Employee Testimonials," "It's the Shower Buddy – Infomercial," "High Speed Crash Course," "Off the Cuff: One Liners You Didn't See." 2 stars



    Blu-ray Debuts

  • New Year's Evil (1980)
  • Watership Down (1978) (Criterion)

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All DVD Releases

Big Hero 6 (2014) Voices of Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr., Genesis Rodriguez, T.J. Miller, Maya Rudolph , James Cromwell, Alan Tudyk, Daniel Henne. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, Disney Movies Anywhere (cloud). Extras: "Feast" theatrical short, "The Origin Story of Big Hero 6: Hiro's Journey"; "Big Animator 6: The Characters Behind the Characters"; Deleted Scenes. Blu-ray adds"Big Hero Secrets" (Easter Egg)": The movie is filled with Easter Eggs, and this Buzzfeed-type list piece offers a sampling of some of the hidden treasures in the film. (Disney).

photo for The Carol Burnett Show: Together Again The Carol Burnett Show: Together Again Single DVD features three uncut episodes, as they originally aired on television, and showcases "The Family," with Eunice, Mama and Roddy McDowall as brother Phillip; movie parodies "High Hat" and "Raised to Be Rotten"; and long-running sketches "The Old Folks" and "Carol and Sis." Episodes include #705 (original airdate: September 29, 1973), #712 (original airdate: December 15, 1973) and #1115 (original airdate: January 8, 1978). Formats: DVD, $12.95. (StarVista Entertainment/Time Life).

Code Black (2015) In his vivid and thought-provoking filmmaking debut, physician Ryan McGarry gives us unprecedented access to America's busiest Emergency Department. Amidst real life-and-death situations, McGarry follows a dedicated team of charismatic, young doctors-in training as they wrestle openly with both their ideals and with the realities of saving lives in a complex and overburdened system. Their training ground and source of inspiration is "C-Booth," Los Angeles County Hospital's legendary trauma bay, the birthplace of Emergency Medicine, where "more people have died and more people have been saved than in any other square footage in the United States." The documentary offers a tense, doctor's-eye view, right into the heart of the health care debate -- bringing us face to face with America's only 24/7 safety net. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Bring Your Own Doc" interview with director Ryan McGarry, "#Reconnection": A short film by Ryan McGarry, theatrical trailer. (Music Box Films).

Devil May Call (2013) Corri English, Tyler Mane. Blinded in an accident, Sam (English) rebuilds her life by helping callers on a suicide hotline. When she informs an obsessive caller (Mane) that she's quitting, he takes the news personally -- very personally. What begins as a quiet work shift becomes a frantic fight for survival against a relentless killer -- and the darkest, deadliest night of Sam's life. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary with director Jason Cuadrado, short film by director Cuadrado: "Monstrous Nature," "Composing the Score" featurette with Nicolas Pike, cast interviews. (Lionsgate).

Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse (2015) Voices of Ben Kingsley, Julian Morris, Tazmin Merchant, Jonjo O'Neill. Aspiring knight Gareth goes in search of a fallen comet rumored to contain gold and is shocked to instead find the dragon Drago. After Drago saves Gareth's life, the two become intricately bonded, and must work together to defeat an evil sorcerer and stop his reign of terror. Along the way, Gareth learns the true meaning of being a knight. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "A Dragon's Life" behind-the-scenes featurette with Ben Kingsley. (Universal).

Fellini Satyricon (1969) Federico Fellini's career achieved new levels of eccentricity and brilliance with this remarkable, controversial, extremely loose adaptation of Petronius's classical Roman satire, written during the reign of Nero. An episodic barrage of sexual licentiousness, godless violence, and eye-catching grotesquerie, "Fellini Satyricon" follows the exploits of two pansexual young men -- the handsome scholar Encolpius and his vulgar, insatiably lusty friend Ascyltus -- as they move through a landscape of free-form pagan excess. Creating apparent chaos with exquisite control, Fellini constructs a weird old world that feels like science fiction. New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentary featuring an adaptation of Eileen Lanouette Hughes's memoir "On the Set of Fellini Satyricon: A Behind-the-Scenes Diary"; "Ciao, Federico!," Gideon Bachmann's hour-long documentary shot on the set of "Fellini Satyricon"; archival interviews with Fellini; new interview with cinematographer Giuseppe Rotunno; new documentary about Fellini's adaptation of Petronius's work, featuring interviews with classicists Luca Canali, a consultant on the film, and Joanna Paul; new interview with photographer Mary Ellen Mark about her experiences on the set and her iconic photographs of Fellini and his film; "Felliniana," a presentation of "Fellini Satyricon" ephemera from the collection of Don Young; trailer; an essay by film critic Michael Wood. (The Criterion Collection).

photo for Final Prayer (aka The Borderlands) Final Prayer (aka The Borderlands) (2013) Gordon Kennedy, Robin Hill, Aidan McArdle. Found footage film about a team of Vatican investigators who descend upon a church in a remote area of the British West Country to demystify some unusual happenings ... but what they discover is more disturbing than they had first imagined. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Behind-the-scenes cast and crew interviews. (Lionsgate).

Goodnight, Darling (2009 -- Norway) A struggling musician tries his hand at blackmail after inadvertently filming a murder in this dark and quirky three-part miniseries based on the novel by Norwegian author Fredrik Skagen. Two-disc set, $29.95. Formats: DVD. (MHz Home Entertainment).

Green Street Hooligans: Underground (2013) Scott Adkins, Kacey Barnfield, Joey Ansah, Jack Doolan, Josh Myers. Once the leader of the Green Street Elite -- the top hooligan football firm -- Danny has turned his back on the lifestyle, and the trouble that comes with it ... until he gets a call that his younger brother has died in a fight against another firm, and he returns to London to find the people responsible. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Behind-the-scenes with cast and crew interviews. (Lionsgate).

Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, Chris Pine, Christoph Waltz. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Endless Laughter Guaranteed!" Blu-ray adds: Extended cut "Let The Sexual Healing Begin," "Who Invented the Shower Buddy," "Nick Kurt Dale INC: Employee Testimonials," "It's the Shower Buddy – Infomercial," "High Speed Crash Course," "Off the Cuff: One Liners You Didn't See." (Warner).



Horse Camp (2014) Dean Cain, Jordan Trovillion. A group of young girls spend their summer at a horse camp. Formats: DVD, VOD. (ARC Entertainment).

photo for The Intruders The Intruders (2012) Miranda Cosgrove, Donal Logue, Austin Butler, Tom Sizemore. A troubled teenager with a history of mental illness moves into a new home with her father. Soon after she begins experiencing strange, seemingly supernatural occurrences inside her home, leaving her struggling to determine whether it's the kids in town giving her a hard time, or if it's all in her head. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: "The Secrets of The Intruders" featurette, "Making-of The Intruders." (Sony).

Love Me (2014 -- Turkey/Ukraine) Viktoria Spesivtseva, Ushan Cakir. A familiar romantic comedy narrative is set on a timely geo-political backdrop as a Turkish man -- bound by tradition to marry a girl he's never met -- finds himself falling for a beautiful woman from Kiev. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: "The Queen," a documentary short film about life as a young beauty pageant contestant. (Film Movement).

The Master (2014 -- China) When martial arts master Chen Xiang refuses to join the armies of the Qing Prince, his mother and his students are seized. To save them, Chen has only one path: all-out war. Formats: DVD. (Lionsgate).

Midsomer Murders, Set 25 (2013-14) Neil Dudgeon and new partner Gwilym Lee star in five new mysteries, including the 100th episode of the series: "The Christmas Haunting" (New detective Charlie Nelson helps Barnaby investigate a stabbing at a haunted house), "Let Us Prey" (A series of murders mimics scenes on a medieval fresco in Midsomer St. Claire), "Wild Harvest" (The death of a wealthy farmer leads the detectives to rotten dealings at a celebrity chef's restaurant), "The Flying Club" (After a man falls out of a plane, Barnaby and Nelson scrutinize the turbulent relationships at an airfield). "The Killings of Copenhagen" (When a Midsomer businessman is poisoned on a trip abroad, Barnaby assists the Danish police with their inquiry). Formats: Three-disc DVD, $49.99. Extras: "Celebrating 100 Episodes," interview with Gwilym Lee, behind-the-scenes featurette, photo galleries. (Acorn Media).

Mountain Men: Season 3 (2014) Four-disc set with 15 episodes, $19.98. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Never-before-seen-on-TV bonus footage. (Lionsgate).

photo for My Little Pony – Friendship Is Magic: Adventures of the Cutie Mark Crusaders My Little Pony – Friendship Is Magic: Adventures of the Cutie Mark Crusaders (2014) In Equestria, obtaining a cutie mark is an important coming-of-age moment for a young pony: ponies acquire their cutie marks only after they discover a unique characteristic about themselves, setting them apart from all other ponies. So when Sweetie Belle, Scootaloo and Apple Bloom meet, they instantly become friends and make it their mission to find their cutie marks: they are the Cutie Mark Crusaders. Formats: DVD. Extras: Sing-along, coloring sheets, more. (Shout! Factory Kids).

New Year's Evil BLU-RAY DEBUT (1980) Roz Kelly, Kip Niven, Grant Cramer, Louisa Moritz, Taaffe O'Connell, Teri Copley. Extras: Commentary with director Emmett Alston, "The Making of New Year's Evil," trailer. (Scream Factory).

Outside Bet (2009) Bob Hoskins, Jenny Agutter, Phil Davis, Emily Atack, Calum MacNab, Vincent Regan, Kate Magowen. Set in the tumultuous Thatcher-era Britain of the 1980s, a group of eccentric out-of-work friends pool their life savings to buy a racehorse; while their fates and fortunes may be tied to a long shot, each learns a lesson about life that will stay with them forever. Formats: DVD. (Inception Media Group).

Salamander (2012 -- Belgium) In a private Brussels bank, 66 safe-deposit boxes are burglarized. The owner of the bank wants to keep the heist under wraps, but police inspector Paul Gerardi catches wind of the affair and throws himself into the investigation. He's a mix of incorruptible, old-school morals with devil-may-care individualism. He realizes just how big the case is when some of the key players are murdered, commit suicide or simply vanish. The boxes contained the holders' most intimate secrets, the compromising documents and photos that no one should ever see—and that literally could bring down the nation. Gerardi soon learns that all the 66 burglary victims are members of the country's industrial, financial, judicial and political elite—even a member of the royal family is involved. What's more, when Gerardi discovers that they're all members of a secret organization called "Salamander," he becomes targeted by both the criminals and the authorities. Gerardi must quickly find out what their agenda is and who is behind the heist. Three-disc set, $39.95. Formats: DVD. (MHz Home Entertainment).


Serangoon Road (2014) Three-disc set with 10 episodes. North American DVD Debut. Set in tumultuous 1960s Singapore, Sam Callaghan (Don Hany), an Australian expat, agrees to help his neighbor Patricia Cheng (Joan Chen) at her detective agency after her husband is mysteriously killed while working a case. Filled with action-packed drama, mystery, and intrigue, this 2013 series marks the first original series from HBO Asia. Formats: DVD, $49.99. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette, production notes by series creator Paul Barron, photo gallery. (Acorn Media).

The Shift (2013) Leo Oliva, Casey Fitzgerald, Danny Glover, Genesis Ochoa, Sara Castro. The story of one 12-hour night shift in the ER where a veteran nurse, who struggles with the haunting guilt of his brother's drowning, is forced to train a new nurse. They both struggle with the spiritual turmoil of what is right and wrong: the veteran believes in doing whatever is best for the patient, even if that means letting them rest in peace while the new nurse believes you should fight for everyone until there is nothing left. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Random Media/Cinedigm).

Sons of Anarchy Season Seven (2014) Five-disc set with 13 episodes. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Deleted scenes, gag reel, "Carpe Diem: The Final Season of Sons of Anarchy," "Anarchy Legacy," "Bikes of Sons of Anarchy: Motorcycles of Mayhem," "SOA Tattoo Stories," "Guests of Anarchy." (Fox).

Traitors (2014 -- Morocco) Soufia Issami, Mourade Zeguendi, Driss Roukhe, Nadia Niazi. The lead singer of a Moroccan all-girl punk band is determined to drum up the money to record an album by any means necessary. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: The original short film on which the feature is based, behind-the-scenes footage. (Film Movement).

VANish (2015) Maiara Walsh, Tony Todd, Danny Trejo, Austin Abke, Bryan Bockbrader, Adam Guthrie. Hoping to score a hefty ransom, three amateur thugs kidnap Emma Rodriguez from the home of her father, drug kingpin Carlos Rodriguez, and force her to record a video of herself pleading for her life. But what they don t know is that Emma is all but estranged from her notorious father, and the murderous blood that made Carlos a name to fear in the underworld also runs through her veins. As time ticks away and the unlucky threesome find themselves in more and more danger in the form of the police, crime bosses, and Carlos himself, they must find a way to keep their once-perfect plan in order before all hell breaks loose. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. (Dark Sky Films/MPI Media Group).

Watchers of the Sky (2014) "Why is the killing of a million a lesser crime than the killing of an individual?" With that provocative question, Raphael Lemkin -- the Polish-Jewish lawyer and linguist who coined the term genocide -- changed the course of history. Directed by Edet Belzberg, this documentary looks back on impassioned visionary Lemkin as he confronts world apathy in a tireless battle for justice, setting the stage for the creation of the International Criminal Court. Belzberg examines historical events from Nuremberg to Rwanda, from Bosnia to Darfur, and from apathy to action. Inspired by Samantha Power's Pulitzer Prize-winning book "A Problem From Hell." Formats: DVD, VOD. (Music Box Films).

Watership Down (1978) With this passion project, screenwriter-producer-director Martin Rosen brilliantly achieved what was thought difficult, if not impossible: A faithful big-screen adaptation of Richard Adams's classic British dystopian novel about a community of rabbits seeking safety and happiness after their warren comes under terrible threat. With its naturalistic hand-drawn animation, dreamily expressionistic touches, gorgeously bucolic background design, and elegant voice work from such superb English actors as John Hurt, Ralph Richardson , Richard Briers and Denholm Elliott, "Watership Down" is an emotionally arresting, dark-toned allegory about freedom amid political turmoil. New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: New interview with Rosen; new appreciation of the film by director Guillermo del Toro; picture-in-picture storyboard for the entire film (Blu-ray); four film-to-storyboard scene comparisons (DVD); "Defining a Style," a 2008 featurette about the film's aesthetic; trailer; an essay by comic book writer Gerard Jones. (The Criterion Collection).

Whiplash (2014) Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser, Jayson Blair. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary with writer-director Damien Chazelle and J.K. Simmons, "An Evening at the Toronto International Film Festival With Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons and Damien Chazelle." Blu-ray adds "Timekeepers," in which famous drummers discuss their craft and passion for drumming, "Whiplash" original short film with optional commentary, deleted scene. (Sony).

photo for Zoey to the Max Zoey to the Max (2015) Amy Smart, Grant Bowler, Cassidy Mack. A 13-year-old foster child watches helplessly as her foster family's dog gets stolen by a pair of "Home-Alone"-like thugs while she's in charge and, with her techy new friend, sets out to track down the dog and save her relationship with her new foster family. Formats: DVD. (Cinedigm).

Zombieworld (2015) Post-apocalyptic anthology of short films focusing on survivors across the world as they struggle to overcome horrifying circumstances when a pandemic brings forth a zombie apocalypse. The collection of blood and guts is brought to life by a group of new and up-and-coming directors from around the world. There's nowhere to hide ... nowhere to run ... the Zombie Apocalypse has come, and our world now belongs to the dead. From Ireland, Canada, Australia, Europe and all over the U.S., the bone-chilling news reports tell the same gruesome tale -- walking corpses terrorize and devour the living. Only a few desperate humans find the courage to stand and fight for their last chance at survival. But the hordes of undead keep coming, and there's only one thing on the menu-- us. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Bonus short film "Marathon Apocalypse." (Image Entertainment).


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