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Tuesday, April 8 -- Monday, April 14

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  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

    Peter Jackson's second in his Hobbit film trilogy continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and 13 Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on their quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain and the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. There's lots of action, great special effects and enough mystical goings-on to thrill photo for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug J.R.R. Tolkien fans and aficionados of this genre. Like many other movie franchises taken from fantasy books, you need to be primed for the story line and can't jump in mid-stream, so if you're inclined to grab hold of this escapist entertainment, make sure you take a look at Jackson's previous "Ring" and "Hobbit" work. I understand that Jackson really loves this stuff, but I wish he would go back to making small films; his quest for the gold has all but obscured the fine directing hand that gave us the masterpieces "Dead Alive" (1992) and "Heavenly Creatures" (1994). Available as a Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack (includes two Gates of Erebor replica bookends from the Noble Collection; only 25,000 will be available in the U.S., $105.43), in a 3D Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack, a Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack and two-disc DVD. Extras: "Peter Jackson Invites You to the Set: In the Company of the Hobbit" and "Peter Jackson Invites You to the Set: All in a Day's Work" behind-the-scenes featurette; Peter Jackson production videos; "New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth, Part 2" locations featurette; Ed Sheeran "I See Fire" music video. Vitals: Director: Peter Jackson. Stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Andy Serkis, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Orlando Bloom, Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving, Mikael Persbrandt, Sylvester McCoy, Aidan Turner, Dean O'Gorman, Graham McTavish, Adam Brown, Peter Hambleton, John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Jed Brophy, William Kircher, Stephen Hunter, Ryan Gage, John Bell, Manu Bennett, Lawrence Makoare. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 161 min., Fantasy Adventure, Box office gross: $255.576 million, Warner. 3stars


  • Grudge Match

    photo for Grudge Match Though it must have looked good on paper, the idea for this senior citizen's version of "The Fighter" -- let's pit "Raging Bull's" Robert De Niro against "Rocky's" Sylvester Stallone in a boxing match 30 years down the road from their prime -- gets bogged down with cliched plot lines, sentimental shtick, and the general unbelievability of seeing 70-year-old De Niro facing off against an almost-68 Stallone in the ring. Billy "The Kid" McDonnen (De Niro) and Henry "Razor" Sharp (Stallone) were two local Pittsburgh fighters with a fierce rivalry; each had scored a victory against the other. But, in 1983, on the eve of their decisive third match, Razor suddenly announced his retirement, ending their careers. Thirty years later, a wannabe boxing promoter (Kevin Hart) persuades them to re-enter the ring and settle the score once and for all -- with a lot of money riding on the match. There's plenty of stale "old-man" jokes (many of the predictable punchlines are uttered by grumpy-old-man Alan Arkin, who's Stallone's trainer), a cardboard characterization by De Niro as a skirt-chasing senior, and lifeless directing by Peter Segal, whose portfolio includes "Tommy Boy," "My Fellow Americans," "Nutty Professor II - The Klumps," "Anger Management," "50 First Dates," the remake of "The Longest Yard" and "Get Smart." The stars of the film: a still-radiant Kim Basinger as Stallone's love interest, the de-aging technology used in the scenes with De Niro and Stallone as younger boxers, and Stallone's vintage white mustang. Extras: Deleted scenes. Blu-ray adds "The Bull & The Stallion," "In the Ring With Kevin Hart," "Ringside With Tyson & Holyfield," "Blow for Blow With Larry Holmes," "Kevin Hart Unedited," alternate opening, alternate endings with an introduction by Peter Segal. Vitals: Director: Peter Segal. Stars: Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Kevin Hart, Alan Arkin, Kim Basinger. 2014, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 113 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $29.342 million, Warner. 2 stars

  • August: Osage County

    photo for A dark melodrama about the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Based on Tracy Letts' 2007 Broadway play. Vitals: Director: John Wells. Stars: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Abigail Breslin, Juliette Lewis, Dermot Mulroney, Sam Shepard, Margo Martindale, Julianne Nicholson. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: R, 121 min., Drama, Box office gross: $37.066 million, The Weinstein Company/Anchor Bay. Unavailable for review.

    Blu-ray Debuts

  • The Bamboo Saucer (1968)
  • Bang! Bang! You're Dead! (1966)
  • Cry Danger (1951)
  • The 400 Blows (1959) (Criterion)
  • Funny Face (1957)
  • Sabrina (1954)
  • Young At Heart (1954)

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All DVD Releases

August: Osage County (2013) Dir.: John Wells; Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Abigail Breslin, Juliette Lewis, Dermot Mulroney, Sam Shepard, Margo Martindale, Julianne Nicholson. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: TBA. (The Weinstein Company/Anchor Bay).

Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses (2014) Danny Trejo, Danny Glover, Loni Love, Jonathan Lipnicki, Andrew Divoff. Vietnam vet Frank Vega (Trejo) runs an East L.A. community center where he trains young boxers to survive in and out of the ring. But when his prize student falls in with the wrong crowd and turns up dead, Frank teams up with his pal Bernie (Glover) to take matters into their own fists and prove that justice never gets old. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "The Making of Bad Asses" featurette. (Fox).

The Bamboo Saucer (1968) Dan Duryea, John Ericson, Lois Nettleton, Bob Hastings, Vincent Beck, Bernard Fox. Read more here. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Olive Films).

Bang! Bang! You're Dead! (1966) Tony Randall, Senta Berger, Herbert Lom, Klaus Kinski, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Terry Thomas, Margaret Lee. Read more here. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Olive Films).

Bastards (2013 -- France-Germany) Dir.: Claire Denis; Vincent Lindon, Lola Creton, Chiara Mastroianni. Fragmented film noir inspired by recent French sex ring scandals. Following his brother-in-law's suicide, sea captain Marco goes AWOL to rescue his estranged sister and teenaged niece from the captive power of a wealthy businessman, who is also his lover's husband. But Marco's attempt at heroism is soon thwarted on all sides, as he delves further into the hellish world his sister has involved herself in, and deception from those he trusted most threatens to upend his very belief in the concept of honor.Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).

Bayou Blue (2011) From 1997 until 2006, Ronald Dominique raped and murdered 23 men across Southern Louisiana, from New Orleans to Houma. Some of these men came from hard-working families, some were homeless, some were drug addicts, some were still high school students. This documentary tells the story of these victims and their families. Using the audiotapes from Dominique's interrogation to guide the story, the film follows an increasingly dark trail. Included are interviews with the arresting officers, who visit the sugar cane fields, small bayous, and ditches where Dominique discarded the bodies. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Garden Thieves Pictures).

The Bear Family & Me (2011) Three-part series from BBC Earth follows a black bear family over the course of a year. Formats: DVD $19.98. (BBC Home Entertainment).

Bella Sara: Emma'a Wings (2013) First animated feature-length movie based on the trading card sensation takes kids on a magical journey to "North of North," a mythical horse-filled land where earthling Emma comes face to face with the evil Ivenna, who is out to destroy the herds, steal their magic and take possession of the land itself. Formats: DVD, $14.98. Extras: Bella Sara trading card pack. (Entertainment One).

photo for Ben 10 Omniverse: Duel of the Duplicates Ben 10 Omniverse: Duel of the Duplicates (2012) Three-part story arc from the fourth installment of the franchise that follows the adventures of Ben Tennyson, wielder of the Omnitrix, a watch-like device that allows him to change into aliens to battler evil from space and on the earth: "The Ultimate Heist, "A Fistful of Brains" and "For a Few Brains More." Formats: DVD, $14.97. Extras: Bonus episodes "Evils Encore" and "Return to Forever." (Cartoon Network/Warner).

Best Night Ever (2014) Desiree Hall, Samantha Colburn, Eddie Ritchard, Crista Flanagan. A bride-to-be, her sister and two quirky friends set off to Las Vegas for a one-night bachelorette party that turns out to be more than they bargained for. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Behind-the-scenes, photo gallery, AXS TV: "A Look at Best Night Ever," trailer. (Magnolia Home Entertainment/Magnet Label).

Bikini Swamp Girl Massacre (1990) Brian Benben, Debrah Farentino, Anthony Lapaglia. Based on a true story told by the lone survivor of a group of beautiful young women who left the concrete jungle of South Beach to venture deep into the Everglades jungle, where they were brutally murdered one-by-one by a Seminole warrior spirit named Cod-Wah-Chobee. Formats: DVD. Extras: Trailer, outtakes, behind the scenes, Tromatic Extras. (Troma/CAV Distributing).

Black Coffee (2014) Darrin Dewitt Henson, Gabrielle Dennis, Lamman Rucker, Christian Keyes, Erica Hubbard, Tiffany Hines. Formats: DVD, Digital. Romcom about a young man who meets his soulmate after being fired from his own father's company and who has to contend with her ex-husband, who wants her back, and his gold-digging ex-girlfriend, who has an agenda of her own. Extras: Behind scenes footage, photo gallery. (One Village Entertainment).

photo for Black Jack: 35th Anniversary Edition Black Jack: 35th Anniversary Edition (1979) A rediscovered classic from realist master Ken Loach and one of the inspirations for Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom," "Black Jack," based on Leon Garfield's novel for children, is a dark and complex adventure film set in brutal 18th century England. After French thief and ruffian Black Jack (Jean Franval) escapes the hangman's noose, he kidnaps young Tolly (Stephen Hirst), a boy who can somehow understand and translate the big barbarian's odd speech. Together they go on an adventure that includes traveling fairs, body snatching, murder and the rescue from an insane asylum of a girl (Louise Cooper) who may not be insane at all. Shot primarily in 16mm and on a modest budget on location in Yorkshire by future Oscar-winning cinematographer Chris Menges with a young cast of non professionals chosen by Loach for their authentic northern accents. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc,. Extras: Commentary by Loach and a new essay by film critic and scholar Peter Tonguette. (Cohen Film Collection).

Breeding Farm (2010) Thomas Sender, Timo Fuchs, Manoush. After a night of partying, four friends are kidnapped by a mysterious man, wake up in a basement, and realize they are part of something horrifying: A human breeding farm where they're to be milked, bred, and ... . Formats: DVD. Extras: Commentary, trailers, outtakes, Tromatic Extras. (Troma/CAV Distributing).

photo for Cavemen Cavemen (2013) Skylar Astin, Camilla Belle, Chad Michael Murray, Dayo Okeniyi, Kenny Wormald, Alexis Knapp. An aspiring screenwriter (Skylar Astin) living in Los Angeles' "hip" downtown artists' loft district grows tired of one-night-stands and searches for true love, turning to his nine-year-old nephew and his best friend (Camilla Belle) for dating advice ... but he quickly realizes that finding love in L.A. is more difficult than he thought. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Well Go USA).

Chillers/Invasion of the Space Preachers Double Bill "Chillers" (1987): Jesse Emery, Marjorie Fitzsimmons, Laurie Pennington. Five lonely strangers swap ghost stories while stranded in a rural bus depot. Little do they know that the bus is scheduled to drop them off beyond their darkest fears. "Invasion of the Space Preachers" (1990): Jim Wolfe, Guy Nelson, Eliska Hahn. Something strange is going on in the backwoods and hills of West Virginia: The once cheerful townsfolk are becoming mindless, moronic automatons. Is it an alien invasion? No it's preachers from space. Formats: DVD. Extras: Behind the scenes, slide show, trailer. (Troma/CAV Distributing).

photo for Cocaine Cowboys Reloaded Cocaine Cowboys Reloaded (2014) Third documentary (after "Cocaine Cowboys" and "Cocaine Cowboys II: Hustlin' With the Godmother") about how Miami became the drug, murder, and cash capital of the United States. This docu is packed with footage and stories that have never been told about the Griselda Blanco, the Medellin Cartel, and Miami's Cocaine Wars, with firsthand accounts by hit man Jorge "Rivi" Avala, cocaine trafficker Jon Roberts, smuggler Mickey Munday, and others. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Deleted scenes. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).

Cry Danger (1951) Dick Powell, Rhonda Fleming, Regis Toomey, Richard Erdman, William Conrad. Restored by the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Restoration with funding provided by the Film Noir Foundation. Read more here. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Olive Films).

The Dog Who Saved Easter (2014) Mario Lopez, Nicole Eggert, Dean Cain, Elisa Donavon, Beverly Mitchell, Patrick Muldoon, Catherine Hicks, Joey "Cocoa" Diaz, Mindy Sterling. Popular canine Zeus ("The Dog Who Saved Christmas," "The Dog Who Saved Halloween") returns in another doggone adventure. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. DVD available exclusively at Walmart. Extras: Director/producer commentary, stills gallery, behind-the-scenes featurette. (Lionsgate).

Don't Ask Me Questions: The Unsung Life of Graham Parker and the Rumour (2014) Graham Parker has recorded and performed nonstop for more than 35 years. Refusing to compromise, he has always marched to his own drum. He was a heroic inspiration for artists who followed him such as Elvis Costello and Joe Jackson and admired by the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan. But in the end he defied the new wave movement that he had helped spark. As the music business continued to change beyond recognition, he remained true to his musical vision. But, at age 59, he has had a slight change of heart: He may be ready to go just a little commercial. Leaning on his publishing company to place his music in ads and TV shows, Parker attempts to sell without selling out. The film, from documentarian Michael Gramaglia, recounts Parker's long career up to the present, revealing his independent spirit and defiant optimism while celebrating the sincerity of his music and his self-deprecating wit. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Virgil Films).

Drive-In Collection: Jekyll & Hyde Portfolio and A Clockwork Blue Dir.: Eric Jeffrey Haims; Rene Bond, Suzanne Fields, Maria Arnold, Ric Lutze. "Jekyll & Hyde Portfolio" (1971): In this notorious mix of sexploitation and slasher, a mysterious murderer is terrorizing the patients and staff at a rural sanitarium. "A Clockwork Blue" (1972) Hapless researcher Homer travels through history, discovering the erotic secrets of the past in this lost screwball sexploitation gem. Restored. $17.98. Formats: DVD. (Vinegar Syndrome).

Earthflight (2011) David Tennant narrates this exhilarating six-part series that takes viewers over the planet's most incredible landscapes and reveals what it's like to fly like a bird. Filmed over four years with help from camera-carrying birds, drones, paragliders and remote-control microflight planes, the series follows snow geese, bald eagles, grey cranes, condors, macaws and more as they soar across North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia. Two-disc set. Formats: DVD: $34.98, Blu-ray: $39.98. (BBC Home Entertainment).

Everyday (2012) Dir.: Michael Winterbottom; John Simm, Shirley Henderson, real-life siblings Shaun, Katrina, Stephanie and Robert Kirk. Filmed over the course of five years, the film is a portrait of a family trying to hold itself together despite the harsh passage of time. After being found guilty of drug smuggling, patriarch Ian is sent to prison, leaving his wife to care for their four children alone. Offered only occasional visits, each member of Ian's family develops a different relationship with him, as their lives take their own paths without the guidance of a father and husband. Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).

Extreme Bears (2013) BBC Earth triple feature reveals the many sides of this often misunderstood creature. Includes "Great Bear Stakeout," "Polar Bear Battlefield" and "Bears -- Spy in the Woods," $34.98. Formats: DVD. (BBC Home Entertainment).

A Field in England (2013) Reece Shearsmith, Michael Smiley, Julian Barratt, Peter Ferdinando. A group of English Civil War soldiers in the 17th century are captured by an alchemist and led into a vast mushroom field to find a treasure, where they fall victim to violent and nightmarish forces. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Drafthouse Films).

513 Degrees (2013) Malik Barnhardt, Avelawance Phillips, Danny Trejo, Tom Sizemore, Taryn Manning, James Russo, Steven Bauer, Bokeem Woodbine, Gary Dourdan. After being released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, a young man discovers that the justice that awaits him on the streets is far worse than anything he had experienced behind bars and his older brother must do one last "delivery" to break them free from the criminal underworld. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Entertainment One).

The 400 Blows (1959) The unforgettable debut feature by Francois Truffaut is a wrenchingly personal coming-of-age story that introduced the character that would become the director's lifelong cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Leaud, in one of the screen's great child performances). With the utmost sensitivity,"The 400 Blows"dramatizes the trials of Truffaut's own difficult childhood, characterized by aloof parents, oppressive teachers, and petty crime. The film marks its maker's official transition from influential critic to one of Europe's most brilliant auteurs, and is considered the first true work of the French New Wave. High-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Dual Format Edition. Extras: Two audio commentaries, one by cinema professor Brian Stonehill and another by Francois Truffaut's lifelong friend Robert Lachenay; rare audition footage of Jean-Pierre Leaud, Patrick Auffay, and Richard Kanayan; newsreel footage of Leaud at Cannes in 1959; excerpt from a 1965 French television program in which Truffaut discusses his youth, his critical writing, and the origins of Antoine Doinel; television interview with Truffaut from 1960 about the global reception of"The 400 Blows"and his own critical impression of the film; trailer; booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Annette Insdorf. (The Criterion Collection).

Four Seasons (2014) Robin Givens, Jazsmin Lewis, Keith Robinson, Laila Odom. Urban comedy about a 35-year-old bachelor who is "almost" ready to settle down, but first he wants to try the singles scene one last time, deciding to date a different woman each season and then choose the one he will commit to marrying. Formats: DVD. (Entertainment One).

Funny Face BLU-RAY DEBUT (1957) Dir.: Stanley Donen; Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson, Michel Auclair, Robert Flemyng, Suzy Parker. Extras: "Kay Thompson: Think Pink" featurette, "This Is VistaVision," "Fashion Photographers Exposed," "The Fashion Designer and His Muse," "Parisian Dreams," trailer. (Warner).

Grudge Match (2014) Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Kevin Hart, Alan Arkin, Kim Basinger. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted scenes. Blu-ray adds "The Bull & The Stallion," "In the Ring With Kevin Hart," "Ringside With Tyson & Holyfield," "Blow for Blow With Larry Holmes," "Kevin Hart Unedited," alternate opening, alternate endings with an introduction by Peter Segal. (Warner).

Guardian of the Highlands (2012 -- U.K.) Voices of Sean Connery, Alan Cumming, Patrick Doyle. Animated film about Sir Billi, an eccentric veterinarian working in a remote Scottish village who encounters a goat who thinks he's a dog, an Admiral who's afraid of the water and a beaver who was raised by rabbits. The skateboard-loving vet unites the local people to protect the last beaver in Scotland. Connery's first animated voice-over role. Formats: DVD, 14.93; VOD, Digital. (Random Media/Cinedigm).

The Henry Jaglom Collection Vol. 3: The Women's Quartet Four-disc set with four of Jaglom's films about the lives of women: "Eating," "Babyfever," Going "Shopping" and "Irene in Time." Formats: DVD, $29.99. Extras: Commentary with Jaglom and footage of the cast on the Phil Donahue Show for "Eating," a director's introduction for "Babyfever," a behind-the-scenes featurette and commentary with Jaglom and Victoria Foyt for "Going Shopping," and a commentary with Jaglom and Tanna Frederick for "Irene in Time." (Breaking Glass Pictures/Rainbow Film Company).

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Andy Serkis, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Orlando Bloom, Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving, Mikael Persbrandt, Sylvester McCoy, Aidan Turner, Dean O'Gorman, Graham McTavish, Adam Brown, Peter Hambleton, John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Jed Brophy, William Kircher, Stephen Hunter, Ryan Gage, John Bell, Manu Bennett, Lawrence Makoare. Bilbo, Gandalf and the Company of Dwarves continue their Quest through Middle-earth. Formats: Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack (includes two Gates of Erebor replica bookends from the Noble Collection; only 25,000 will be available in the U.S., $105.43), 3D Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack, Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack, two-disc DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Peter Jackson Invites You to the Set: In the Company of the Hobbit" and "Peter Jackson Invites You to the Set: All in a Day's Work" behind-the-scenes featurette; Peter Jackson production videos; "New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth, Part 2" locations featurette; Ed Sheeran "I See Fire" music video. (Warner).

Holliston: The Complete Second Season (2013) Single disc set with 10 episodes, $19.98. Formats: Blu-ray Disc. (Image Entertainment).

Holy Ghost People (2013) Emma Greenwell, Brendan McCarthy, Joe Egender, Cameron Richardson. Southern Gothic thriller about a teenager searching for her lost sister in the Appalachian Mountains, where she encounters a snake-handling religious cult who risk their lives seeking salvation in the Holy Ghost. Formats: DVD. (XLrator Media).

photo for I Am Divine I Am Divine (2013) Award-winning documentary filmmaker Jeffrey Schwartz ("Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story") turns his camera on the plus-sized "cinematic terrorist" turned international icon of bad taste. Harris Glenn Milstead, aka Divine, comes to life in this complex documentary that traces his humble beginnings as an overweight, teased Baltimore youth to internationally-recognized drag superstar. Spitting in the face of the status quos of body image, gender identity, sexuality, and preconceived notions of beauty, Divine was the ultimate outsider turned underground royalty. With a completely committed in-your-face style, he blurred the line between performer and personality, and helped revolutionize pop culture. The film includes interviews with many key figures from Divine's life, including legendary filmmaker John Waters, co-stars Ricki Lake, Tab Hunter and Mink Stole, and his mother. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Deleted footage. (Wolfe Video).

Justin Bieber's Believe (2013) A backstage and on-stage look at Justin Bieber during his rise to super stardom. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: deleted and extended scenes. (Universal).

photo for Lalaloopsy Ponies: The Big Show Lalaloopsy Ponies: The Big Show (2014) The Lalaloopsy girls welcome some new friends to Lalaloopsy Land: a group of talking ponies. The ponies are eager to put on a show, but there's a hitch -- their caravan and carousel need rebuilding. Third release from the successful Lalaloopsy toy and entertainment brand. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Meet the Ponies" featurette, Lalaloopsy mini-adventures, sing-a-long music video. (Lionsgate).

Lizzie Borden Took an Ax (2014) Christina Ricci, Billy Campbell, Clea DuVall, Gregg Henry. The suspenseful tale of Lizzie Borden,a young American woman accused of murdering her father and stepmother with an ax in 1892, and whose subsequent trial fed into America's obsession with the scandalous and sordid. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Sony).

The Lucio Fulci Collection Three outrageous and subversive films by a master of the outrageous who was famous for gore and perversion, with films that were vivid hallucinations involving murderous hippies, psychotic religious zealots, brutal child killers, zombies, mafioso, and human monsters (he also directed a couple Jack London adaptations). Represented here are "Perversion Story" (1969), starring Jean Sorel, Marisa Mell, Elsa Matinelli, John Ireland and Faith Domergu; "The Eroticist" (1972), starring Lando Buzzanca, Lionel Stander, Laura Antonelli; and "The Psychic" (1977). Check here for more information on the titles as well as extras. Formats: DVD, $34.98. (Severin Films/CAV Distributing).

Lust for Freedom (1987) Melianie Cole, William J. Kulzer, Judi Trevor, Elizabeth Carlisle. After her boyfriend is brutally murdered in a sting operation, special agent Gillian Kaites is implicated in the slaying and is sentenced to prison. While behind bars, she discovers a shocking web of corruption and begins to plot a bloody revenge. Restored T & A-filled Troma classic from director Eric Louzil ("Class of Nuke 'Em High Pts. 2 & 3") and producer by Lloyd Kaufman ("The Toxic Avenger"). Formats: DVD. Extras: New commentary with Louzil, video interview with Kaufman, original theatrical trailer. (Vinegar Syndrome).

photo for Mayberry R.F.D.: The Complete First Season Mayberry R.F.D.: The Complete First Season (1968-69) The classic continuation of "The Andy Griffith Show" comes to DVD for the very first time in a four-disc set with 26 episodes, $29.98. Ken Berry stars as widowed farmer Sam Jones, who's raising his son Mike with the help of their outspoken, headstrong, and lovable housekeeper Aunt Bee. Add to the mix Sam's girlfriend Millie, good-natured Goober, County Clerk Howard, and fix-it man Emmett, and you've got a charming, laugh-filled slice of American small-town life. Formats: DVD. (Warner).

Men, Money & Gold Diggers (2014) Omar Gooding, Patrice Fisher, Miguel A. Nunez Jr., Vanessa Williams. Urban comedy about a man who has it all: a great job, plenty of money, and a fiancee who he's ready to marry -- but he won't sign a prenuptial agreement. Formats: DVD. Extras: Making-of featurette. (Entertainment One).

My Fair Lidy (2013) Christopher Backus, Leigh Shannon, Rus Blackwell. Craid Liderman -- Lidy to his friends -- is a blue collar worker who has fallen on hard times. After a chance meeting with Miss Sal, a successful Drag Performer, exposes him to a new career opportunity, he undertakes a strange journey to become a Marlene Dietrich impersonator, altering his redneck macho view of the world. As he learns to accept others, those around him find it difficult to accept the new Lidy, and he's forced to discover the true value of acceptance. Formats: DVD. (Blairwood Entertainment/CAV Distributing).

photo for Nurse Nurse (2013) Paz de la Huerta, Katrina Bowden, Corbin Bleu, Judd Nelson. By day, nurse Abby Russell (de la Huerta) lovingly attends to the patients at All Saints Memorial Hospital; by night, she prowls nightclubs, luring unfaithful men into dangerous liaisons. When Danni (Bowden), a young, sensitive nurse, joins the hospital staff, Abby pursues her friendship, but when the friendship turns to obsession and Abby is spurned, she unleashes a rampage of terror. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 3D Blu-ray/Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Bad Medicine: The Making of Nurse" featurette, commentary with director Douglas Aarniokoski, video diaries: behind the scenes with actors Katrina Bowden and Corbin Bleu. (Lionsgate).

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014) Andrew Jacobs, Katie Featherston, Molly Ephraim, Richard Cabral. Expands on the world created by the phenomenal horror franchise with an intense tale of black magic, superstition and possession set in a gritty urban environment. The Blu-ray includes the theatrical version and the extended, unrated version of the film. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Found footage. (Paramount).

Power Rangers Megaforce: The Great Dragon Spirit (2013) Four episodes of the hit Nickelodeon series about a group of teenage superheroes who must work together to defend the planet from evil. Troy, Noah, Emma, Gia and Jake must convince the mysterious Robo Knight to work alongside them and battle a collection of enemies with evil powers including Psychotick's energy-draining abilities, Shadow Serpent's paralyzing touch, Distractor's giant army of MegaMonsters and Nojoke's laughter-stealing traps. $14.98. Formats: DVD,Digital. (Lionsgate).

Sabrina BLU-RAY DEBUT (1954) Dir.: Billy Wilder; Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Martha Hyer. Extras: "Audrey Hepburn: Fashion Icon," "Sabrina's World," "William Holden: The Paramount Years," "Sabrina" documentary. (Warner).

photo for Sheriff of Contention Sheriff of Contention (2010) Angelo Ortega, Miguel Corona, Wendy Wiltsey, Tom O'Mary. A sheriff and his deputy track down a serial killer in the old West. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Lionsgate).

Snake and Mongoo$e (2013) Jesse Williams, Richard Blake, Ashley Hinshaw, Kim Shaw, Fred Dryer, Ian Ziering, Tim Blake Nelson, Noah Wyle. The untold story of how Southern California drag racers, Don "The Snake" Prudhomme and Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen combined with corporate giants to change the face of sports and ultimately became the most famous rivalry in racing history. Follows their racing and their friendship from the fiery days of early speedways through the explosive peak of their popularity, bringing drag racing into mainstream with the Mattel Hot Wheels sponsorship. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. (Anchor Bay).

Thomas & Friends: Trouble on the Tracks (2014) Five new episodes: "Thomas the Quarry Engine," "Not So Slow Coaches," "Flatbeds of Fear," "disappearing Diesels" and "Toad's Adventure." Formats: DVD: $14.98 exclusively at Walmart, VOD, Digital. Extras: "The Earl's" quiz, "Guess Who? puzzles. (Lionsgate).

Voyage to Agatis (2010 -- Germany) Thomas Goersch, J. Lisa Dombrowsky, Tatjana P. Muller. Straight from the German underground, uncut and uncensored. Controversial horror film about a young woman who accepts a mysterious offer from a couple she just met to sail the world on a yacht, only to discover that the man has a shockingly violent past. Formats: DVD. Extras: Rare on-camera interview with director Marian Dora and star Thomas Goersch, four short films by Marian Dora, stills gallery. (Massacre Video/CAV Distributing).

Winged Planet (2012) Narrated by David Tennant, this feature-length experience -- which includes some of the most thrilling footage from Earthflight and more -- brings the audience a new view of the lives and travels of birds across the globe. Formats: DVD, $19.98. (BBC Home Entertainment).

Young At Heart (1954) Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, Gig Young, Ethel Barrymore, Dorothy Malone, Robert Keith, Elisabeth Fraser, Alan Hale Jr., Lonny Chapman. Read more here. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Olive Films).

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