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OnVideo's Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases

Tuesday, March 25 -- Monday, March 31

All DVD Releases

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    photo for The Wolf of Wall Street Martin Scorsese has created some of the greatest films ever to hit the big screen: "Mean Streets," "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore," "Taxi Driver," "Raging Bull," "Goodfellas" and "Casino" are masterpieces. But his last couple of films -- "The Aviator," "The Departed," "Shutter Island" and "Hugo" have left me cold. Now comes "The Wolf of Wall Street," a big, rambling mess of a film based on the life of Jordan Belfort (played by Leonardo DiCaprio), a young Long Island, New York penny stockbroker hungry for a life of non-stop thrills who figures out how to parley his fast-talking style into millions of dollars by defrauding thousands of investors in a massive 1990s securities scam. Taking advantage of all that money could buy, Belfort entered an incredibly over-the-top world of sex, drugs and avarice that went on unabated until it came tumbling down on him after he was investigated by a multi-state fraud task force. Scorsese has created a three-hour opus glorifying Belfort and his boiler room henchmen with cartoonish, overblown and childish sex and drug sequences; his characters, particularly Belfort's best friend in crime, Donnie Azoff (played by Jonah Hill), are mere caricatures sprouting filth and malice; the action moves from one bloated and debauched scene to the next. And poor DiCaprio is saddled with three of the longest and meaningless speeches in recent cinematic history. It's all overacted and underbaked. Blu-ray extras: "The Wolf Pack" behind-the-scenes featurette. Vitals: Director: Martin Scorsese. Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jean Dujardin, Margot Robbie, Jon Favreau, Joanna Lumley, Cristin Milioti. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: R, 179 min., Drama, Box office gross: $112.821 million, Paramount. 2 stars


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  • Delivery Man

    photo for The story of affable underachiever David Wozniak (Vince Vaughn), whose mundane life gets twisted in a knot when he finds out that he fathered 533 children via sperm donations he made to a fertility clinic 20 years earlier. In debt to the mob and rejected by his pregnant girlfriend, things couldn't look worse for David until he's hit with a lawsuit from 142 of the 533 twentysomethings who want to know the identity of the donor. As David struggles to decide whether or not he should reveal his true identity, he embarks on a journey that leads him to discover not only his true self but the father he could become as well. Extras: Bloopers, deleted scene. Blu-ray adds "Building Family" featurette, "Vince Vaughn: Off the Cuff," "I Got The Part." Vitals: Director: Ken Scott. Stars: Vince Vaughn, Cobie Smulders, Chris Pratt, Britt Robertson, Amos VanderPoel, Jack Reynor. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 105 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $27.995 million, DreamWorks/Disney. 2 stars


    Blu-ray Debuts

  • Best of Bogart
  • The Freshman (1925) (Criterion)
  • The King of Comedy (1982)
  • Persona (1966) (Criterion)

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Alpha And Omega: The Great Wolf Games (2014) Latest adventure in the franchise has the Alpha pack competing against all different animals to win bragging rights for their territory. Sold exclusively at Walmart. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Great Games Amazing Maze," "Wolf Awareness" trivia game. (Lionsgate).

Angels in Stardust (2014) Alicia Silverstone, AJ Michalka, Billy Burke. An imaginative teenage girl, living in a mystical and dangerous community built on a deserted drive-in movie lot along the Texas/Oklahoma border, struggles to realize her potential, and escape the world she was born into. Formats: DVD. (ARC Entertainment).

photo for The Appearing The Appearing (2014) Will Wallace, Don Swayze, Dean Cain. When a city detective and his wife move to a small town, the man's first case, a missing person, leads him to discover that the town is plagued by a dark supernatural force. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Making The Appearing" featurette. (Lionsgate).

Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher (2014) Two of Marvel's most popular characters, Black Widow (voiced by Jennifer Carpenter, TV's "Dexter") and the Punisher (voiced by Brian Bloom, "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3") team up alongside Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, and the rest of the Avengers to stop LEVIATHAN, a global terrorist organization that plans to sell stolen S.H.I.E.L.D. technology to the highest bidder. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet. Extras: "Espionage and Punishment" and "The Vigilante Vs. The Spy" making-of featurettes. Blu-ray adds conceptual art gallery. (Sony).

photo for The Best of Bogart BLU-RAY Beneath (2013) Danny Zovatto, Bonnie Dennison, Chris Conroy, Jonny Orsini, Griffin Newman, Mackenzie Rosman, Mark Margolis. Six high school seniors celebrating graduation with a day's excursion at Black Lake find themselves on a leaking rowboat, attacked by a man-eating creature; they have to decide who will be sacrificed as they fight their way back to shore. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentary with director Larry Fessenden and sound designer Graham Reznick, theatrical trailer, "Behind Beneath," outtakes, poster/premiere, webisodes, "Fessenden on Jaws. (Shout! Factory/Scream Factory).

The Best of Bogart Blu-ray Collection Four-disc set with "Casablanca," "The Maltese Falcon," "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" and "The African Queen," $49.99. Extras: Collectible art cards plus many of the features from previous Blu-ray versions of the films: read about the extras here. (Warner).

photo for The Bigamist The Bigamist (1953) Dir.: Ida Lupino; Ida Lupino, Joan Fontaine, Edmond O'Brien, Edmund Gwenn. Unable to conceive a child, a San Francisco couple decides to adopt ... but things take a troubling turn when the adoption agency conducts a background check and discovers the husband is leading a double life, with another family in Los Angeles. Full HD restoration from the original 35mm film elements. Formats: DVD. (Film Chest Media Group).

Boardwalk (1979) Ruth Gordon, Lee Strasberg, Janet Leigh. Directed by Stephen Verona ("The Lord's of Flatbush") and making its home video debut. Married for 50 loving years, David (Strasberg) and Becky (Gordon) have lived in the same Coney Island neighborhood for most of their lives together. But the area is not what it used to be -- it's been beset by marauding, mugging youth gangs -- and though their children ask them to move, David is steadfast in staying. But Becky becomes ill and David's cafeteria and synagogue are vandalized by thugs, and he decides to take one final stand. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (MVD).

photo for Californication: The Sixth Season Californication: The Sixth Season (2013) Two-disc set with 12 episodes, $46.99. David Duchovny stars as incorrigible writer Hank Moody, whose salacious behavior never ceases to turn his life upside down. In this season, Hank tries to collaborate on a rock opera based on his book with a famous rock star while taking up with his beautiful muse; Charlie and Stu compete for the affections of Marcy; Marcy falls under the spell of a seriously radical feminist; Becca drops out of college to become a writer. Formats: DVD. (CBS Home Entertainment/Paramount).

Chinese Zodiac (2012) Dir.: Jackie Chan; Jackie Chan, Oliver Platt Jackie Chan stars as Asian Hawk, a master adventurer tasked with retrieving lost bronze heads, originally a part of an ancient Chinese collection of zodiac busts. While wealthy entrepreneur Lawrence (Oliver Platt) dangles an enormous reward for such a find, Hawk deploys his array of high tech devices as he travels the world to help unearth the missing relics. Caught between a monster payday and the restoration of China's past, Hawk jumps into battle, using his death-defying skills to help thwart Lawrence's destructive plans, while hoping to secure the remaining bronze heads before it's too late. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "The Making of Chinese Zodiac." (Universal).

The Conspiracy (2012) Aaron Poole, Jim Gilbert. When two young filmmakers select a crazed conspiracy theorist as the subject of their new movie, they have no idea the terrifying peril they will put themselves in. When the man disappears without a trace, the filmmakers begin an obsessive quest to uncover the truth, leading them to an ancient and dangerous secret society. Formats: DVD. (XLrator Media).

photo for Continuum: Season Two Continuum: Season Two (2013) Three-disc set with 13 episodes of the series about a cop from the year 2077, Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols), who finds herself trapped in the present day desperately trying to stop a terrorist group from the future before they can change the course of history. In Season 2, Kiera continues her uneasy alliance with Vancouver Police Detective Carlos Fonnegra and grapples with the big question: why was she sent here? Meanwhile tech genius Alec struggles to understand the mysterious message sent from his future self and the terrorists, Liber8, become more strategic -- and even more lethal. Formats: DVD, $44.98; Blu-ray, $49.98. Extras: "Continuum: Behind the Scenes," commentary on select episodes. (Universal).



Crime Stories (2013 -- German TV) Six-episode miniseries based on the popular book of the same name by Ferdinand von Schirach in which older, stoop-shouldered, ultimate defense lawyer Fredrich Leonhardt takes on clients with single-minded intent: to defend them within the boundaries of the law. Taken from modern headlines, the cases offer a frightening window on humanity not so much because of the crimes themselves, but because they were committed by relatively normal people who snapped: the gentle wife-killer, the schizophrenic teenager, idiotic gangsters, the womanizing executive, the young Lebanese genius, the anonymous man who killed a little too skillfully while defending himself. In German with English Subtitles. Formats: Three-disc DVD. (MHz International Mystery Collection).

Delivery Man (2013) Vince Vaughn, Cobie Smulders, Chris Pratt, Britt Robertson, Amos VanderPoel, Jack Reynor. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Bloopers, deleted scene. Blu-ray adds "Building Family" featurette, "Vince Vaughn: Off the Cuff," "I Got The Part." (DreamWorks/Disney).

Dragons: Defenders of Berk Part 1 (2014) Ten episodes from the DreamWorks animated "How to Train Your Dragon" television series. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Dragon Tracker Part 3," "Evolution of Screaming Death," "SuperFly Dragon" mash-up music video. (Fox).

The Freshman (1925) Harold Lloyd's biggest box office hit was this silent comedy gem, featuring the befuddled everyman at his eager best as a new college student. Though he dreams of being a big man on campus, the freshman's careful plans inevitably go hilariously awry, be it on the football field or at the Fall Frolic. But he gets a climactic chance to prove his mettle -- and impress the sweet girl he loves -- in one of the most famous sports sequences ever filmed. This crowd-pleaser is a gleeful showcase for Lloyd's slapstick brilliance and incandescent charm, and it's accompanied here by a new orchestral score by Carl Davis, presented in uncompressed stereo on the Blu-ray. New 4K digital transfer from a restoration by the UCLA Film and Television Archive. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Dual Format Edition. Extras: Commentary featuring director and Harold Lloyd archivist Richard Correll, film historian Richard Bann, and film critic and historian Leonard Maltin; Lloyd's prologue to the film, created for the 1966 rerelease; three newly restored Lloyd shorts: "Thee Marathon" (1919), with a new score by Gabriel Thibaudeau, and "An Eastern Westerner" and "High and Dizzy" (both 1920), with new scores composed and conducted by Davis; "Big Man on Campus," a new visual essay on the film's locations by silent-film historian John Bengtson; conversation between Corrrell and film historian Kevin Brownlow; footage from a 1963 Delta Kappa Alpha tribute to Lloyd, featuring comedian Steve Allen, director Delmer Daves, and actor Jack Lemmon; Lloyd's 1953 appearance on the television show "What's My Line?" booklet featuring an essay by critic Stephen Winer. (The Criterion Collection).

Geography Club (2013) Cameron Deane Stewart, Justin Deeley, Nikki Blonsky, Ally Maki, Andrew Caldwell. A group of students of varying sexual orientation form an after-school club as a discreet way to share their feelings and experiences. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary with director Gary Entin, writer Edmund Entin and Frederick Levy and Bryan Leder; commentary with cast members Cameron Deane Stewart, Ally Maki, and Andrew Caldwell; making-of documentary "Membership Has Its Privileges: The Making of Geography Club." (Breaking Glass Pictures).

photo for Gordon Family Tree Gordon Family Tree (2013) Ryan Schwartzman, Corbin Bernsen, Richard Karn, Jennica Schwartzman. When a young, successful architect turns 30, he finds his job isn't enough and he quits to go on a road trip, where he meets amazing and generous everyday folks; he shows his thanks by building secret tree houses for the families, finding that doing what he loves is what matters most. Formats: DVD. (Monarch Home Entertainment).

The Great Beauty (2013 -- Italy) Dir.: Paolo Sorrentino; Toni Servillo. For decades, journalist Jep Gambardella has charmed and seduced his way through the glittering nightlife of Rome. Since the legendary success of his only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city's literary and elite social circles. But on his 65th birthday, Jep unexpectedly finds himself taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries, and looking past the lavish nightclubs, parties, and cafes to find Rome itself, in all its monumental glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Dual Format Edition. Extras: Conversation between Sorrentino and Italian cultural critic Antonio Monda; interview with actor Toni Servillo; interview with screenwriter Umberto Contarello; deleted scenes; trailer; booklet featuring an essay by critic Philip Lopat. (The Criterion Collection).

photo for Here's Lucy: The Complete Series Here's Lucy: The Complete Series (1968-74) All 144 uncut and digitally remastered episodes in a 24-disc box set, $159.98. The legendary queen of television comedy is joined by her real-life children, Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr., as well as Gale Gordon, her co-star from the earlier "Lucy Show." Ball plays Lucille Carter, widowed mother of teenagers Kim and Craig. Lucy works for her brother-in-law Harry (Gordon), who owns Carter's Unique Employment Agency, leading Lucy into endless predicaments and hilarious hijinks. Guest stars included Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Andy Griffith, Joan Rivers, Danny Thomas, Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme, Frankie Avalon, Eddie Albert, Milton Berle, Chuck Connors, Ed McMahon, Don Knotts, Donny Osmond, Eva Gabor, Joe Namath, Petula Clark, Ricardo Montalban, Elsa Lanchester and many more. Formats: DVD. Extras: Episode introductions; featurettes; "Let's Talk to Lucy" lost interviews; special TV appearances and interviews; "Treasures From Lucy's Vault"; special U.S. savings bond episode and public service film; slide shows; series production files; original CBS-TV network and syndication promos; original sponsor billboards. (MPI Home Video).

Home (2013) Gbenga Akinnagbe, Joe Morton, Tawny Cypress, James McDaniel. The story of a man suffering from mental illness who attempts to rebuild his life and reconnect with his estranged son. A 2014 NAACP Image Awards nominee. Formats: DVD. (Entertainment One).

Kennedy's Brain (2010 -- German TV) Based on a novel by best-selling crime author Henning Mankell ("Wallander," "The Man from Beijing"), this international thriller follows a mother's desperate quest to discover the truth. Globe-trotting archeologist Louise Cantor returns home to Sweden and finds her 27-year-old son Henrik dead in his apartment. Stars Iris Berben Mikael Nyqvist ("The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"), Rolf Lassgard ("Wallander") and Bjorn Floberg. In German with English Subtitles. Formats: Two-disc DVD. (MHz International Mystery Collection).

The King of Comedy, The 30th Anniversary BLU-RAY DEBUT (1982) Dir.: Martin Scorsese; Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott, Sandra Bernhard. Extras: Tribeca Film Festival: A Conversation with Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, and Jerry Lewis; "A Shot to the Top: The Making of The King of Comedy"; deleted and extended scenes; theatrical trailer and TV spot. (Fox).

photo for Little House on the Prairie -- Season One Deluxe Remastered Edition Little House on the Prairie -- Season One Deluxe Remastered Edition (1974-75) Not seen since their original TV broadcast, all 24 Season One episodes are presented complete and uncut, newly restored and remastered, coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the pilot movie premiere. Formats: Six-disc DVD, $29.98; five-disc Blu-ray, $38.99. Extras: The 96-minute pilot movie, original screen tests from Michael Landon and Melissa Gilbert, "The Little House Phenomenon: Part One - A Place in Television History." (Lionsgate).

Machine Head (2011) Sharon Hinnendael, Nicole Zeoli, Cristina Corigliano, Morissa O'Mara, Alana O'Mara. A group of girls heading out to a desert ranch house Los Ranchos, Calif., for Spring Break are terrorized by a mysterious black muscle car on the highway. Formats: DVD. (Anchor Bay.

Mapp & Lucia: The Complete Collection (1986) Four-disc set with all 10 episodes from Series 1 & 2 of the classic British series set in 1930s provincial England about two formidable matrons who vie for social supremacy using unconventional weaponry such as gardens and lobster recipes, $59.99. Formats: DVD. (Acorn Media).

photo for Monster High: Frights, Camera, Action! Monster High: Frights, Camera, Action! (2014) The latest animated adventures of Draculaura and her Monster High friends. Story line: When Draculaura is led to believe she's the rightful heir to the vampire throne, she and her best ghoulfriends are whisked away to Transylvania for a royal coronation to die for. But they soon discover the hunt for the queen is not over yet. The Ghouls must locate an ancient artifact known as the Vampire’s Heart in order to discover the identity of the true Vampire Queen. Formats: DVD, $19.98; Blu-ray/DVD Combo $26.98; VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Three "Monster High" webisodes. (Universal).

Ms. 45 (2013) Dir.: Abel Ferrara; Cult classic follows a mute Garment District seamstress -- played by the late model-actress-musician-screenwriter Zoe Lund (then known, at age 18, as Zoe Tamerlis) -- who, after falling victim to multiple unspeakable rapes, unleashes a one-woman homicidal rampage against Gotham's male population. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: Interviews with director Ferrara, composer Joe Delia, creative consultant Jack McIntyre; "Zoe XO" and "Zoe Rising," two short films on star Zoe Lund by American Hardcore director Paul Rachman; theatrical trailer; 32-page booklet featuring essays by Lund, Ferrara biographer Brad Stevens and "House of Psychotic Women" author Kier-la Janisse. (Drafthouse Films/Cinedigm).

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: A Dash of Awesome (2014) Kids can join Rainbow Dash in five animated adventures alongside her very best friends in all of Equestria: the studious Twilight Sparkle, quiet animal lover Fluttershy, the party enthusiast Pinkie Pie, the always loyal apple farmer Applejack, and Ponyville's very own fashionista, Rarity. Formats: DVD, $14.93. (Shout! Factory).

photo for Odd Thomas Odd Thomas (2013) Dir.: Stephen Sommers; Anton Yelchin, Willem Dafoe, Addison Timlin. In a California desert town, a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities -- he sees dead people -- is thrust into an apocalyptic battle when a creepy stranger shows up with an entourage of ghostly bodachs -- predators who feed on pain and portend mass destruction. Based on the best-selling thriller by Dean Koontz. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo. (Image Entertainment).

The Past (2013 -- Iran) Berenice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa, Pauline Burlet. From Asghar Farhadi, the director of "A Separation." Ahmad (Mosaffa) returns to Paris to finalize his divorce so his wife Marie (Bejo) can marry her new boyfriend, Samir (Rahim). During his tense stay, Ahmad discovers the conflicting nature of Marie's relationship with her daughter Lucie (Burlet), and his efforts to improve this relationship soon unveil a secret from their past. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Commentary with director Farhadi, "Making The Past," Directors Guild of America Q & A with Asghar Farhadi. (Sony).

photo for Patrick Patrick (1978) Dir.: Richard Franklin; Susan Penhaligon, Robert Thompson, Robert Helpmann, Rod Mullinar. The original Ozploitation classic is back: Thompson stars as a comatose killer seemingly unresponsive in a small private hospital. But when a hot new nurse begins to question his condition, Patrick unleashes a waking nightmare of psychokinetic carnage. HD transfer from the original negative for the first time ever. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: Commentary with director Franklin; interviews with Franklin, screenwriter Everett de Roche, producer Antony Ginnane and stars Penhaligon and Mullinar; vintage TV Interview with Franklin; original theatrical trailer; TV spots. (Severin Films/CAV Distributing).

Persona (1966) By the mid-sixties, Ingmar Bergman had already conjured many of the cinema's most unforgettable images. But with the radical "Persona," this supreme artist attained new levels of visual poetry. In the first of a series of legendary performances for Bergman, Liv Ullmann plays an actress who has inexplicably gone mute; an equally mesmerizing Bibi Andersson is the garrulous young nurse caring for her in a remote island cottage. While isolated together there, the women perform a mysterious spiritual and emotional transference that would prove to be one of cinema's most influential ideas. Acted with astonishing nuance and shot in stark shadows and soft light by the great Sven Nykvist, "Persona" is a penetrating, dreamlike work of profound psychological depth. New, 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Dual Format Edition. Extras: New visual essay on the film's prologue by Ingmar Bergman scholar Peter Cowie; interviews with Ullmann and filmmaker Paul Schrader; excerpted archival interviews with Bergman and Andersson and Ullmann; on-set footage, with audio commentary by Bergman historian Birgitta Steene; "Liv & Ingmar," a 2012 feature documentary directed by Dheeraj Akolkar; trailer; booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Thomas Elsaesser, an excerpted 1969 interview with Bergman, and an excerpted 1977 conversation with Andersson. (The Criterion Collection).

photo for The Punk Singer The Punk Singer (2013) Documentary look at the life of activist, musician, and cultural icon Kathleen Hanna, who formed the punk band Bikini Kill and pioneered the "riot grrrl" movement of the 1990s. Through 20 years of archival footage and intimate interviews with Hanna and those who were part of the scene, including music legends Joan Jett and Adam Horowitz, this documentary takes viewers on a fascinating tour of contemporary music and offers a never-before-seen view into the life of this fearless leader. Formats: DVD. (IFC).

Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery (2013) Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang travel to WWE City for WrestleMania, but they have to solve a caper before they can enjoy the show. WWE Superstars John Cena, Triple H, Sin Cara, Brodus Clay, AJ Lee, The Miz, Santino and Kane appear in animated form. Formats: DVD: $19.98; Blu-ray Disc: $29.98; Digital. (Warner).

The Spider (2000 -- Denmark) Six-episode Danish miniseries about a reporter who is drawn into the dark side of post-war Copenhagen as he attempts to uncover a crime syndicate on an unprecedented level. Stars Jakob Cedergren, Stine Stengade, Lars Mikkelsen, Bent Mejding, Lars Bom. In Danish with English Subtitles. Formats: Three-disc DVD. (MHz International Mystery Collection).

photo for The Swimmer The Swimmer (1968) Dir.: Frank Perry; Burt Lancaster, Janet Landgard, Janice Rule, Joan Rivers. The ultimate late-60s studio-produced cult film. In one of his finest performances, Burt Lancaster stars as Ned Merrill, a man who confronts his destiny by swimming home, pool by pool, through the suburban nightmare of upper-class East Coast society. Its a haunting, surreal and stunning indictment of mid-century bourgeoisie society. Based on the acclaimed short story by John Cheever. Long out of print. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo. New digital restoration created from 4K scans. Extras: "The Story of The Swimmer," new five-part, two and one half hour documentary by Oscar-winner Chris Innis featuring in-depth interviews with stars Janet Landgard, Joan Rivers and Marge Champion, composer Marvin Hamlisch, film editor Sidney Katz, assistant directors Michael Hertzberg and Ted Zachary, UCLA Olympic swim coach Bob Horn, and Joanna Lancaster; the original New Yorker short story read by author John Cheever; 12-page booklet with liner notes by legendary director Stuart Gordon ("Re-Animator"); rare production stills from the lost alternate scenes; extensive still galleries, trailers and TV spots. (Grindhouse Releasing).

Tickety Toc: Spring Chicks Time (2013) Six spring-themed episodes from the Nick Jr. series with Tommy and Tallulah, Tommy and friends: there's an outdoor adventure around every corner including a town picnic, a nature hike, a search for watermelon on a hot day and a kite-flying contest. Formats: DVD, $14.98, VOD, Digital. Extras: Coloring and activity sheets. (Anchor Bay).

The Truth About Emanuel (2013) Jessica Biel, Kaya Scodelario, Alfred Molina. Emanuel (Kaya Scodelario), a troubled young woman, becomes preoccupied with her mysterious new neighbor (Jessica Biel), who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother. When an unexpected discovery results in a shared secret between the two, their relationship intensifies, and Emanuel's already-fragile world begins to spin out of control. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Deleted scenes, outtakes. (Well Go USA).

Twogether (1994) Nick Cassavetes, Brenda Bakke, Jeremy Piven, Jim Beaver, Tom Dugan. A one-nighter between a struggling artist and an environmentalist leads to a Las Vegas wedding, a hangover, a quickie divorce and then, during a celebration of their separation, a pregnancy that causes them to deal with the ups and downs of a relationship. Formats: DVD. (MVD Entertainment).

photo for Veep: The Complete Second Season Veep: The Complete Second Season (2013) Two-disc set with 10 episodes of the series that follows the day-to-day life of vice president Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus, winner of the 2012 and 2013 Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series) as she puts out political fires, juggles a busy public schedule and demanding private life, and defends the president's interests. In Season 2, as midterm elections loom, Meyer is scoring higher ratings than the president in several popularity polls, which she hopes will boost her influence and help her curry favor with the chief executive. But despite her best intentions, even the most banal actions can set off unexpected and often disastrous consequences. And her misfit staff is close at hand with a wacky combination of personal problems and government-insider antics. Formats: DVD, $39.98; Blu-ray Disc, $49.99; Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted scenes, cast/crew commentaries. (HBO).

photo for Welcome to the Jungle Welcome to the Jungle (2014) Jean-Claude Van Damme, Adam Brody, Rob Huebel, Kristen Schaal, Dennis Haysbert, Megan Boone. Comedy about a group of unsuspecting office workers who find themselves stranded on a desert island when a corporate retreat led by unhinged former Marine Storm Rothchild (Van Damme) goes horribly wrong and they must battle nature -- and each other -- to survive. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted scene, "Welcome to the Jungle: Behind the Scenes." (Universal).

William & Mary: The Complete Collection (2003-05) Six-disc set with 18 episodes of the ITV series starring Martin Clunes as an undertaker who finds an unlikely connection with a midwife (Julie Graham): She brings people into the world, he ushers them out. Formats: DVD, $59.99. Extras: Cast interviews. (Acorn Media).

Winx Club: The Complete Original Season 1 (2004) Four-disc set with all 26 episodes of the first season of the modern fantasy adventure series that follows five fashion-forward best friends who transform into fairies when trouble arises and use their unique magical powers to fight villains and save the world from evil. Formats: DVD, $24.95. Also available in two split-season versions with 13 episodes and $14.95 each: "Winx Club: Realm of Magix: The Original Season 1, Volume 1" and "Winx Club: Defeating the Trix: The Original Season 1, Volume 2." Extras: Eight-page "Fairy Identity" booklet. (Cinedigm).

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) Dir.: Martin Scorsese; Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jean Dujardin, Margot Robbie, Jon Favreau, Joanna Lumley, Cristin Milioti. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Blu-ray extras: "The Wolf Pack" behind-the-scenes featurette. (Paramount).

photo for Yu-Gi-Oh! The Official Fourth Season Yu-Gi-Oh! The Official Fourth Season (2001-06) Based on the hit comic book series created by Kazuki Takahashi and the inspiration for the trading card game of the same title in which players pit monster against monster in high intensity duels. It follows the adventures of a boy named Yugi -- who solves an old Egyptian puzzle that infuses him with the energy of an ancient spirit -- and the card game battles he fights. After the conclusion of the Battle City Finals, chaos erupts once again. The three Egyptian God Cards are stolen, a terrifying new villain appears and, as if things couldn't get any worse, real monsters begin to appear around the world, terrorizing the population. Six-disc set with all 40 episodes, the first release of the episodes since 2006 and the first time collected as a complete season. Formats: DVD, $44.95. Also available as "Yu-Gi-Oh! Season 4, Vol. 1" and Yu-Gi-Oh! Season 4, Vol. 2 for $24.95 each. (Cinedigm).


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