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OnVideo's Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases

Tuesday, March 11 -- Monday, March 17

All DVD Releases

  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    photo for Inside Llewyn Davis The Coen Brothers have a knack for taking a film genre (and time period) and making it their own, from Hollywood satire ("Barton Fink") to Depression-era social drama ("O Brother, Where Art Thou?") to crime thriller ("Blood Simple") to modern Western ("No Country for Old Men") to 1960s melodrama ("A Serious Man") and period Western ("True Grit") -- imbuing their films with offbeat sensibilities (way offbeat with the great "The Big Lebowski"), wit, pathos and existential angst. With "Inside Llewyn Davis" they've taken on a most-sacred subject, the rise of the 1960s folk-music scene in 1961 New York City, and created a scenario that succinctly captures a moment in time with a melancholy look at a struggling musician who fights his demons to make his way in the world. The film follows a week in the life of young folk singer Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) as he navigates the bleak streets of Lower Manhattan, the living-room couches of friends, and the empty coffee houses of Greenwich Village in an effort to make it as a musician. The settings are right on, the acting superb (with fine turns by Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, Justin Timberlake and F. Murray Abraham), and the music -- well, so accurately folksy it'll make you reach for those old Dave Van Ronk (whose book, "The Mayor of MacDougal Street," was one of the sources for the film, while the title was a nod to Van Ronk's album "Inside Dave Van Ronk"), Dylan, Ian and Sylvia and Joan Baez albums. The times they were a-changin. Extras: "Inside Inside Llewyn Davis" making-of documentary, featuring Joel and Ethan Coen, Oscar Isaac, Elijah Wald, Stark Sands, T-Bone Burnett, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, Marcus Mumford, Chris Thile, John Goodman, F. Murray Abraham, Jess Gonchor, Mary Zophres and Bruno Delbonnel. Vitals: Director: Ethan Coen & Joel Coen. Stars: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, Justin Timberlake, F. Murray Abraham, Ethan Phillips, Adam Driver, Robin Bartlett, Max Casella. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: R, 105 min., Drama, Box office gross: $11.239 million, Sony. 3 stars


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  • The Book Thief

    photo for "The Book Thief," based on the international bestselling book by Markus Zusak, got a bum rap by most critics for 1) translating a young-adult novel to the big screen, 2) for bracketing the story with narration by Death, and, 3), for supposedly soft-peddling the horrors of World War II Germany. To be generous, the film adequately translates to the big screen the confused emotions of a spirited young girl who is sent to live with a foster family in a small German town where -- with the help of the local bürgermeister's wife -- she learns to love and appreciate books -- and -- with her new parents -- she hides a Jewish refugee in the basement, where she learns about the sanctity of life and the importance of ideas. On the other hand, the film is a bit sappy and sentimental and shy of any momentous revelations. Still, it's the kind of film you might want to take your 13-year-old to see before they wander down the path to such young-adult junk as "Ender's Game." Great performances from Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson and Sophie Nelisse as Liesel (the book thief). Extras: Deleted scenes, theatrical trailer. Blu-ray adds "A Hidden Truth: Bringing the Book Thief to Life." Vitals: Director: Brian Percival. Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Sophie Nelisse, Ben Schnetzer, Nico Liersch, Kristen Block. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 131 min., Drama, Box office gross: $16.596 million, Fox. 3 stars

  • Homefront

    photo for If you don't expect much from this good-guy-against-the-bad-guys action-thriller, then you won't be disappointed. It's old-fashioned American movie-making along the lines of "Bad Day at Black Rock" or "High Noon" in which a lone hero stands up against a bevy of criminals and crazies. Jason Statham plays an ex-DEA agent who breaks up a meth-peddling biker gang and then retires to a quiet Southern town with his 10-year-old daughter. Unfortunately, he discovers that the town is riddled with corruption, drugs and violence, and not only does he have to contend with a psychotic local drug lord (James Franco), he has to fend off the bikers when his witness-protection cover is blown. Statham plays his regular invincible hero while Franco creates a quirky villain (ala "Spring Breakers") and it's all pretty predictable as the face-off situations build up to the crescendo violence of the ending. Still, a fun outing. Directed by Gary Fleder ("Runaway Jury," "Impostor," "Kiss the Girls") with a screenplay by Sylvester Stallone. Extras: Deleted scenes, alternate ending, "Standoff" featurette. Vitals: Director: Gary Fleder. Stars: Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth, Rachelle Lefevre, Frank Grillo. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: R, 100 min., Action, Box office gross: $18.438 million, Universal. 3 stars

  • Out of the Furnace

    photo for Gritty drama about family, fate, circumstance, and justice. Russell Baze (Christian Bale) has a rough life: he works a dead-end blue collar job at the local steel mill by day, and cares for his terminally ill father by night. When Russell's brother Rodney (Casey Affleck) returns home from serving time in Iraq, he gets lured into one of the most ruthless crime rings in the Northeast and mysteriously disappears. The police fail to crack the case, so -- with nothing left to lose -- Russell takes matters into his own hands, putting his life on the line to seek justice for his brother. Blu-ray Extras: Four featurettes: "Inspiration," "Scott Cooper," "Crafting the Fight Scenes," "The Music of Out of the Furnace." Vitals: Director: Scott Cooper. Stars: Christian Bale, Zoe Saldana, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Willem Dafoe, Forest Whitaker, Sam Shepard. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: R, 116 min., Drama, Box office gross: $9.468 million, Fox. 2 stars


    Blu-ray Debuts

  • El Dorado (1966)
  • George Washington (2000)
  • Hatari! (1962)
  • Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
  • Samson and Delilah (1949)

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All DVD Releases

Abner the Invisible Dog (2013) Daniel Zykov, Molly Morgen Lamont, David DeLuise, David Chokachi, Jane Kean. A 13-year-old nerd's science experiments turns his canine pal Abner into an invisible, talking sheepdog. Formats: DVD. (Inception Media Group).

photo for Against the Wild Against the Wild (2014) CJ Adams, Erin Pitt, Natasha Henstridge. Two siblings and their devoted dog become lost in the wilderness and must learn how to combine their skills, trust their instincts and navigate a terrain as beautiful as it is untamed -- fighting grizzly bears and forest fires -- to find help. Features a soaring musical score performed by a live 65-piece orchestra in Prague. Approved for all ages by the Dove Foundation. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Outtakes, "The Music of Against the Wild." (Anchor Bay).

Angelina Ballerina: Spring Fling (2014) Five episodes, $14.98. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Angelina's Stupendous Dress-Up" game, "Get Up and Dance" music video. (Lionsgate).

Armistice (aka Warhouse) (2013) Joseph Morgan, Matt Ryan, William Troughton. A Royal Marine awakens to find himself imprisoned in the "warhouse" and forced to fight to the death against grotesque, inhuman opponents -- again and again. Formats: DVD. (XLrator Media).

Barbie the Pearl Princess (2014) Barbie stars as Lumina, a mermaid who dreams of being a princess who, along with her best friend Kuda, a pink seahorse, embarks on an adventure to a majestic mer-kingdom where she uses her powers to unlock her true destiny. Formats: DVD Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Three music videos: "Mermaid Party!" "Light Up the World" and "Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse"; "Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse" episode "Perf Pool Party"; trailer gallery. (Universal).

Beyond Outrage (2012 -- Japan) Takeshi Kitano, Toshiyuki Nishida, Tomokazu Miura, Ryo Kase. Takeshi Kitano returns to his yakuza saga, "Outrage" with this sequel. This time a manipulative police crackdown on organized crime has ignited a tricky power struggle in the yakuza underworld. As the police force prepares a full-scale crackdown, anti-gang detective Kataoka wants to start a war between the Sanno crime family and the neighboring Hanabishi crime family in the hopes that they destroy each other. His trump card is Otomo (Kitano) -- the rumored-dead boss of a defunct family that was destroyed by the Sanno. Otomo wants to retire from a life of crime, but finds himself drawn back in through Kataoka's manipulations as the Sanno and Hanabishi clans teeter on the brink of an all-out war.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "Cast Interview: Making Outrage," U.S. trailer, international trailer. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).

Big History (2013) Fascinating miniseries crosses billions of years of history to reveal how everything, and everyone, is linked in one universal story. The series turns history on its head, breaks down the walls between history and science, and tells the story of the universe from the Big Bang through today. Crisscrossing through time and space, each episode reveals the transformative relationships between science and history that you never knew existed. Three-disc set with all 17 episodes. Formats: DVD, 29.98; Blu-ray Disc, $39.99. Extras: Ten bonus segments. (Lionsgate).

The Book Thief (2013) Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Sophie Nelisse, Ben Schnetzer, Nico Liersch, Kristen Block. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted scenes, theatrical trailer. Blu-ray adds "A Hidden Truth: Bringing the Book Thief to Life." (Fox).

photo for The Broken Circle Breakdown The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012 -- Belgium/Netherlands) Veerle Baetens, Johan Heldenbergh. Elise, who has her own tattoo shop, and Didier, who plays the banjo in a bluegrass band, fall in love at first sight. They bond over their shared enthusiasm for American music and culture, and dive headfirst into a sweeping romance that plays out on and off stage -- but when their daughter becomes seriously ill, their love is put on trial. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Interview with director Felix van Groeningen. (Tribeca Film/Cinedigm).

Bubble Guppies: Animals Everywhere! (2014) Molly, Gil, Bubble Puppy and the class make new animal friends in six field trips where they meet dogs, ducks, squirrels, rhinos, elephants and a class of really "cool" Arctic animals. Formats: DVD, $16.99. (Nickelodeon/Paramount).

Commitment (2013 -- South Korea) Choi Seung-hyun (aka Korean pop star T.O.P), Han Ye-ri, Kim Yoo-jeong. After his father's botched espionage mission, North Korean Myung-hoon and his young sister Hye-in are sent to a labor prison camp. In order to save his sister's life, Myung-hoon volunteers to become a spy and infiltrates the South as a teenage defector. South Korean Intelligence soon discovers the plot and begins closing in on Myung-hoon, while his own government sends a vicious assassin to eliminate him. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. Extras: Making-of featurette. (Well Go USA).

photo for Dark House Dark House (2014) Tobin Bell, Luke Kleintank, Lesley-Anne Down, Anthony Ray Perez. When Nick Di Santo, a young man who can who foresee how one will perish by simply touching them, learns that his father is not only alive but can possibly reveal the origin of his dark gift, he sets out on a trip that takes him to an abandoned mansion he thought only existed in his childhood imagination. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD. (Cinedigm).

Dead Kids (1981) Michael Murphy, Dan Shor, Fiona Lewis, Dey Young, Marc McClure, Scott Brady, Louise Fletcher. An Ozploitation classic -- and one of the most unique shockers of the 80s -- is a grisly saga of bizarre experiments, butchered teens, New Zealand doubling for suburban Illinois, and a killer in a Tor Johnson mask. Features a hypnotic score by Tangerine Dream. Transferred in HD from the original negative. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: Commentary with director/co-writer Michael Laughlin; commentary with co-writer/associate producer Bill Condon and actors Dan Shor and Dey Young; "The Effects of Strange Behavior: An Interview With Makeup Effects Artist Craig Reardon; U.S. trailer; international trailer. (Severin Films/CAV Distributing).

photo for Digimon Data Squad Season 5 Digimon Data Squad Season 5 (2014) Eight-disc set with all 48 episodes, $79.95. The members of D.A.T.S. (Digital Accident Tactics Squad), an organization created to conceal the existence of the Digital World and Digimon from the rest of mankind, face a massive conflict between Earth and the Digital World triggered by an ambitious human scientist determined to make use of the Digimon for his own personal gain. Formats: DVD. Extras: Photo gallery, character guide. (New Video Group/Cinedigm).

Drawing with Mark: Something Fishy/A Day at the Aquarium and Drawing with Mark: Good to Grow/Life on the Farm (2014) The series with artist/illustrator Mark Marderosian teaches children the fundamentals of drawing through simple basic art lessons about shapes, parallel lines, shading, dimension, stick figures and action so a budding artist can feel comfortable moving forward and expanding his/her creativity. Each DVD consists of two 30-minute episodes that combine a field trip to a cool destination with two drawing lessons relating to the field trip, colorful animation, fun facts, trivia, and suggested reading books. Formats: DVD. Extras: Bonus drawing lesson, draw-along-booklet with coloring page insert, instructions on how to download free coloring pages from the website. $14.98 each. (Shelter Island).



El Dorado BLU-RAY DEBUT (1966) Dir.: Howard Hawks; John Wayne, Robert Mitchum , James Caan, R.G. Armstrong, Edward Asner. (Warner).

End of the World (2013) Neil Grayston, Greg Grunberg, Brad Dourif. Syfy Original Movie disaster comedy about a group of goofy science fiction geeks who hold the fate of the world in their hands. Massive earthquakes violently shake cities and mysterious plasma spheres pummel the Earth's surface. Two small-town sci-fi fan boys, who work at a video store, dig deep into their vast knowledge of disaster films to find a plan that could rescue humanity from complete and total obliteration. Formats: DVD. (Anchor Bay).

Enemies Closer (2013) Dir.: Peter Hyams; Jean-Claude Van Damme, Tom Everett Scott, Orlando Jones. Deep within a forest on the U.S.-Canadian border, two sworn enemies must work together to escape a ruthless drug cartel hell-bent on retrieving a drug shipment that went missing there. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "A Closer Look: Making of Enemies Closer" featurette, commentary with director Peter Hyams. (Lionsgate).

photo for Eric Clapton: The 1970s Review Eric Clapton: The 1970s Review (2013) Documentary follows Eric Clapton's bold musical journey through the 1970s, with exclusive interviews, rare footage and more. In 1968, Eric Clapton was at a crossroads. A virtuoso lead guitarist and the crown prince of heavy rock, with Cream he had quickly risen to the very pinnacle of popular music's hierarchy. Yet his exposure to the work of American mavericks The Band led him to lose faith in his own group, and to embark on a bold musical journey across the following decade. Formats: DVD. (Sexy Intellectual/MVD Entertainment).

The Flintstone Kids: Rockin' In Bedrock (1986-88) Two-disc set with 10 cartoons from the 1980s series, $19.97. Formats: DVD. (Warner).

George Washington (2000) Over the course of one hot summer, a group of children in the decaying rural South must confront a tangle of difficult choices. An ambitiously constructed, elegantly photographed meditation on adolescence, the first full-length film by director David Gordon Green ("Pineapple Express") features remarkable performances from an award-winning ensemble cast. Restored high-definition digital transfer, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Dual Format Edition. Extras: Commentary by director David Gordon Green, cinematographer Tim Orr, and actor Paul Schneider; deleted scene; two student shorts by Green: "Pleasant Grove" (1997) and "Physical Pinball" (1998); Charlie Rose interview with Green from 2001; interviews with cast members; booklet featuring an essay by critic Armoond White and a director's statement. (The Criterion Collection).

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral BLU-RAY DEBUT (1957) Dir.: John Sturges; Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming, Jo Van Fleet, John Ireland, Lyle Bettger, Frank Faylen, Earl Holliman, Ted de Corsia, Dennis Hopper, Whit Bissell. (Warner).

Hatari! BLU-RAY DEBUT (1962) Dir.: Howard Hawks; John Wayne, Hardy Kruger, Elsa Martinelli, Red Buttons. (Warner).

Hazmat (2013) Norbert Velez, Todd Bruno, Aniela McGuinness, Giordan Diaz. When a young man, whose father was killed in a chemical plant accident, is lured by his friends as a prank to the now deserted building, he snaps, picks up an ax and goes on a rage-filled, killing spree. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Uncork'd Entertainment).

Hollow Triumph (1948) Paul Henreid, Joan Bennett, Thomas Brown Henry, Eduard Franz, John Qualen. Film noir about a med school dropout-turned-master criminal who puts together a major casino heist that goes wrong. On the lam, he comes across a psychologist who looks like him, and he kills the doctor, assuming his identity -- with ironic consequences. HD restoration from the original 35mm film elements. Formats: DVD. (Film Chest Media Group).

Homefront (2013) Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth, Rachelle Lefevre, Frank Grillo. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted scenes, alternate ending, "Standoff" featurette. (Universal).

In Fear (2013) Iain De Caestecker, Alice Englert, Allen Leech. Psychological horror about a young couple's fight to make it through the night is a variation on the home invasion theme -- but in a car. In real-time. Tom and Lucy are trapped in a maze of country roads with only their vehicle for protection, terrorized by an unseen tormentor hell-bent on exploiting their worst fears. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette. (Anchor Bay).

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) Dir.: Ethan Coen & Joel Coen; Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, Justin Timberlake, F. Murray Abraham, Ethan Phillips, Adam Driver, Robin Bartlett, Max Casella. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Inside Inside Llewyn Davis" making-of documentary, featuring Joel and Ethan Coen, Oscar Isaac, Elijah Wald, Stark Sands, T-Bone Burnett, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, Marcus Mumford, Chris Thile, John Goodman, F. Murray Abraham, Jess Gonchor, Mary Zophres and Bruno Delbonnel. (Sony).

In the Name of the King 3: The Last Mission (2014) Dominic Purcell, Ralitsa Paskaleva, Bashar Rahal, Nikolai Sotirov. Video game-inspired fantasy action adventure in which Hazen Kaine (Purcell), an American hitman, skeptically enters into what he hopes is his final contract with corrupt European crime lords but instead finds himself in an all-out fight for survival that takes him spiraling back to medieval times, where he must evade a vile medieval army and reclaim a stolen kingdom. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "The Making of In the Name of the King 3: The Last Mission." (Fox).

Iron Sky: Director's Cut (2012) Christopher Kirby, Udo Kier, Stephanie Pau, Gotz Otto, Julia Dietze. Featuring more action, more effects and more politically incorrect humor than ever before. In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded destruction by fleeing to the dark side of the moon. During the following 70 years of utter secrecy, the Nazis constructed a gigantic space fortress with a massive armada of flying saucers. Their plan: travel back to Earth and re-colonize the planet. Sci-fi comedy. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: Making-of documentary, photo gallery, teasers, theatrical trailer, 32-page concept art book. (Entertainment One).

photo for JFK: The Smoking Gun JFK: The Smoking Gun (2013 -- TV) Reelz Channel documentary breaks new ground in the case of President John F. Kennedy's murder by presenting evidence amassed by two highly qualified experts during multi-year investigations into Kennedy's assassination. The murder of JFK is one of the world's most shocking tragedies and yet his killing has been surrounded in mystery and confusion. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of his death (November 2013), this program presents a cold case forensic analysis of the assassination, revealing what really happened that day: That there was a second shooter who fired accidentally and who was really responsible for JFK s death -- and subsequently one of the greatest cover-ups in American history. Formats: DVD. Extras: Forensic evidence gallery, behind-the-scenes clips, extended interviews. (Docurama/Cinedigm).

Junk (2012) Kevin Hamedani, Ramon Isao, James Hong, Lynn Shelton, Jake Johnson, Brett Davern. Two B-movie co-writers who have suffered a bitter falling out reunite when one of their films ("Islama-rama 2") is accepted by a film festival and they have to pitch their script to a mysterious producer. Along the way, they will have to brave brutish bodyguards, cutthroat colleagues, inept agents, romantic entanglements, prima donna actors, and the trials of their own bitter friendship. Formats: DVD, VOD. Extras: Commentary with writer-director-star Kevin Hamedani, co-writer/star Ramon Isao, co-star Brett Davern; deleted scenes; making-of-featurette.(Breaking Glass Pictures).

Mademoiselle C (2013 -- France) Carine Roitfeld ran French Vogue for 10 years, building a reputation as one of fashion's most influential movers. Her inner circle of friends includes Donatella Versace, Tom Ford, Karl Lagerfeld, Diane von Furstenberg, and Alexander Wang. Yet few people outside the fashion world have heard of her ... until now. This documentary tells her amazing story and provides a look inside the glamorous universe of high fashion. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Footage from the film's celebrity-filled gala Paris premiere. (Cohen Media Group).

photo for Noah's Ark Noah's Ark (2007 -- Argentina) Juan Pablo Buscarini's animated version of the familiar tale of Noah, his family and the animals who traveled in the ark to survive an epic flood meant to destroy the rest of civilization. The movie takes a lighter approach to the traditional material as the story is mainly told from animals' perspective, and both animals and humans can speak. Formats: DVD. (Shout! Factory).

100 Years of Wrigley Field (2013) Produced by Major League Baseball Productions, this feature-length film chronicles the history of Wrigley Field through exclusive interviews and footage. Formats: DVD, $19.98. Extras: Bonus footage including the Ernie Banks Statue Dedication Ceremony and Number Retirement Ceremonies for Ron Santo, Ferguson Jenkins and Greg Maddux. (Lionsgate).

101st: A-Company (aka Devils of War) (2013) Apple Lee, Carly Kingston, Jamin Watson, Jeremiah Grace, Jerry L. Buxbaum, Lawrence Anthony. A daring team of special forces soldiers is assembled for a top-secret mission in 1944 Poland to bring down a group of occultist Nazis who are building an army of demon-possessed, super soldiers. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Inception Media Group).

Out of the Furnace (2013) Christian Bale, Zoe Saldana, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Willem Dafoe, Forest Whitaker, Sam Shepard. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Blu-ray Extras: Four featurettes: "Inspiration," "Scott Cooper," "Crafting the Fight Scenes," "The Music of Out of the Furnace." (Fox).

The Outsider (2014) Jason Patric, James Caan, Craig Fairbrass, Shannon Elizabeth. Recalled from the battlefields of Afghanistan to identify the remains of his daughter, British mercenary Lex Walker arrives in Los Angeles to find that the body in the morgue belongs to a stranger. With his daughter now missing, he convinces a street-wise detective that his daughter is still alive and in danger and the two follow a trail of high-tech intrigue strewn with an army of thugs and hired killers. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. (Image Entertainment).

Ozploitation Trailer Explosion (2014) In the late 70s and early 80s, films like "My Brilliant Career" and "Breaker Morant" put Australia's New Wave on the map. But at the same time, a depraved generation of young Aussie filmmakers was putting a very different kind of movie on screens. This is the ultimate collection of Ozploitation trailers, packed with ockers, knockers, pubes, tubes, comatose killers, outback chillers, high-octane disasters and kung fu masters. Formats: DVD. (Intervision/CAV Distributing).

photo for Puncture Wounds Puncture Wounds (2014) Dolph Lundgren, Cung Le, Vinnie Jones, Briana Evigan. After returning home from a traumatic tour of duty in Iraq, John (Le) finds himself struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder; what little peace he has managed to build around him is shattered one fateful day when he rescues a local call girl from a group of violent Aryan Brotherhood pimps. Now John and his family become the prime targets of Hollis (Lundgren), the ruthless criminal leader of the group. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Behind-the-scenes cast and crew interviews. (Lionsgate).

Rogue: The Complete First Season (2013) Three-disc set with 10 episodes of the DirecTV series in which Thandie Newton stars as Grace Travis, an undercover agent who's out of control, tormented by the possibility that her own actions contributed to her son's mysterious death. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Script to Screen: Behind-the-Scenes" featurette, "Rogue Files: Reparation" webisodes. (Entertainment One).

Samson and Delilah BLU-RAY DEBUT (1949) Victor Mature, Hedy Lamarr, George Sanders, Angela Lansbury, Henry Wilcoxon. Legendary director Cecil B. DeMille's classic film that tells the story of the Bible's fabled strongman and the woman who seduces and betrays him. Scanned in 4K and restored to its original Technicolor vibrancy. (Paramount).

photo for Siberia: Season One Siberia: Season One (2013) Eleven episodes, $24.98. Sixteen "contestants" are sent to the Tunguska region of Siberia unknowing of the land's mysterious past, to battle for a cash prize in this thrilling supernatural drama shot in the style of a survival reality show. Strange events begin to occur and the contestants soon attribute the occurrences to ruses set up by the producers, even dismissing the death of a fellow contestant as accidental. The contestants soon meet the chilling realization that the strange occurrences are not part of the show. Formats: DVD. (Lionsgate).

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutagen Mayhem (2013) The first six episodes from season two of Nickelodeon's CGI-animated series, $14.99. Formats: DVD. Extras: "The Mutation of a Scene," "The Mutation Situation," "Follow the Leader," "Invasion of the Squirrelanoids," "Mutagen Man Unleashed," "Mike Gets Shellacne," "Target: April O'Neil," "Channel 6 News Special Report: Creatures of the Night." (Nickelodeon/Paramount).

Thirst (1979) David Hemmings, Henry Silva, Chantal Contouri, Max Phipps. An Ozploitation classic -- and a unique vampire movie: David Hemmings and Henry Silva star as executives of an international blood-drinking cartel known as The Brotherhood. But when they abduct a descendant of Elizabeth Bathory to reboot her depraved legacy, she must escape before the corporation can expand their human blood cow dairies and create a vampire master race. Transferred in HD from the original negative. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo). Extras: Commentary with director Rod Hardy and producer Anthony I. Ginnane; isolated music score by Brian May; theatrical trailer TV spots. (Severin Films/CAV Distributing).

photo for The Time Being The Time Being (2012) Sarah Paulson, Wes Bentley, Frank Langella, Corey Stoll, Ahna O'Reilly, Jeremy Allen White, Gina Gallego. A struggling young artist whose ambitions have pushed his marriage to the brink is delighted when a reclusive millionaire purchases one of his pieces, and he hopes for additional commissions from the new benefactor. Instead, he's offered a series of increasingly bizarre surveillance assignments and, as he begins to unravel the secrets behind the requests, he must determine if the man is out to further his career or ruin his life. Formats: DVD. Extras: Interview with director Nenad Cicin-Sain. (Tribeca Film/Cinedigm).

Transformers Armada: The Complete Series (2002) Eight-disc set with 52 episodes of the series that has Optimus Prime, his team of Autobots and their human friends stepping up the fight against Megatron and his Decepticons for control of the universe and the power-enhancing Mini-Cons, a lost race of Transformers. Formats: DVD, $44.99. (Shout! Factory).

Winnie the Pooh: Springtime With Roo BLU-RAY DEBUT (2004) Jim Cummings, Peter Cullen, John Fiedler. Extras: "Get Up and Dance!" Rabbit music video. (Disney).


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