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OnVideo's Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases

Tuesday, May 6 -- Monday, May 12

All DVD Releases

  • The Veronica Mars Movie

    photo for The Veronica Mars Movie Seven years after it left TV, "Veronica Mars" was resurrected as a theatrical feature. The cult series, which ran on UPN and The CW for 64 episodes from 2004-07, followed the adventures of high school-age private detective Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell) who, after her best friend is murdered and her father is removed as county sheriff, dedicates her life to cracking the toughest mysteries in the affluent town of Neptune in Southern California. For several years after the series' demise, fans clamored for more of Veronica and, finally, Bell and director-showrunner Rob Thomas put together a package for a big-screen continuation of Veronica's saga -- but the studio wouldn't greenlight the project. Thomas and Bell decided to mount a Kickstarter crowd-sourcing campaign in 2013 to raise funds, and got a promise from the studio that the film would go into production if the duo raised $2 million. Lo and behold, the campaign raised $5.7 million from 91,585 donors in just a few days, ensuring a go-ahead for the film. The movie hit the big screen on March 14 in some 291 theatres for a box office take of $2 million; after a month in limited release, however, it ended up with only about $3.3 million ... certainly not recouping its costs. The problem: The film was created for the TV series' devotees, and never made an attempt to crossover to a wider audience. Directed by Thomas and starring Bell, Enrico Colantoni, Jason Dohring, Tina Majorino, Ryan Hansen, Percy Daggs III, Martin Starr, Krysten Ritter and Jerry O'Connell, the story picks up a year after Veronica's high school graduation; she's vying for a job at a hot-shot New York law firm when she's called back to Neptune to help her old high school flame, Logan Echolls, who's accused of murdering his current girlfriend. Once in Neptune, she gets embroiled in the murder mystery, police corruption and class warfare -- as well as her 10-year high school reunion -- and again takes up her sleuthing ways. For the non-fan, though mildly entertaining, the film is way too smug in its allusions to characters from the TV series who pop up here; the in-jokes and continuous snappy one-liners may have worked well on TV but fall flat on the big screen; the story line is bogged down by weak direction and sloppy pacing. It's a TV show masquerading as a movie. Definitely for die-hard fans only. Extras: "By the Fans: The Making of the Veronica Mars Movie." Blu-ray adds deleted scenes, gag reel, "More On-Set Fun: Welcome to Keith Mars Investigation," "More On-Set Fun: Game Show With Kristen Bell and Chris Lowell," "More On-Set Fun: On Set With Max Greenfield," "More On-Set Fun: Veronica Mars' Backers," "More On-Set Fun: It's Not All About You, Monkey," "More On-Set Fun: Young Veronica." Vitals: Director: Rob Thomas. Stars: Kristen Bell, Enrico Colantoni, Jason Dohring, Tina Majorino, Ryan Hansen, Percy Daggs III, Martin Starr, Jerry O'Connell. 2014, CC, MPAA rating: 107, PG-13 min., Comedy-Crime-Drama, Box office gross: $3.3 million, Warner. 2 stars


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    Blu-ray Debuts

  • Ace in the Hole (1951) (Criterion)
  • Amistad (1997)
  • Bachelor Party (1984)
  • The Big Red One (1980)
  • The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
  • The Deep End (2001)
  • Family Plot (1976)
  • Frenzy (1972)
  • Marnie (1964)
  • Memphis Belle (1990)
  • Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
  • The Terminal (2004)
  • Topaz (1969)
  • Torn Curtain (1966)
  • Weekend at Bernie's (1989)
  • The Women (1939)

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All DVD Releases

Ace in the Hole (1951) Billy Wilder's "Ace in the Hole" is one of the most scathing indictments of American culture ever produced by a Hollywood filmmaker. Kirk Douglas gives the fiercest performance of his career as Chuck Tatum, an amoral newspaper reporter who washes up in dead-end Albuquerque, happens upon the scoop of a lifetime, and will do anything to keep getting the lurid headlines. Wilder's follow-up to Sunset Boulevard is an even darker vision, a no-holds-barred expose of the American media's appetite for sensation that has gotten only more relevant with time. Restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Dual Format Edition. Extras: Commentary by film scholar Neil Sinyard; "Portrait of a '60% Perfect Man': Billy Wilder," a 1980 documentary featuring interviews with Wilder by film critic Michel Ciment; interview with actor Kirk Douglas from 1984; excerpts from a 1986 appearance by Wilder at the American Film Institute; excerpts from an audio interview with Wilder's co-screenwriter Walter Newman; video afterword by filmmaker Spike Lee; stills gallery; trailer; essays by critic Molly Haskell and filmmaker Guy Maddin. (The Criterion Collection).

Adventure Time: The Suitor (2014) Features 16 full-length episodes that highlight fan favorite characters from the Land of Ooo -- including the titular episode "The Suitor," which focuses on Princess Bubblegum. View the complete list of episodes. Formats: DVD, $19.82. Extras: "Little Did You Know" character gallery bonus feature. (Cartoon Network/Warner).

photo for Agatha Christie's Poirot, Series 12 Agatha Christie's Poirot, Series 12 (2011) Agatha Christie's renowned Belgian detective solves the most challenging cases of the Art Deco era in these delightful adaptations starring David Suchet. Four feature-length mysteries boast all-star casts including Jessica Chastain, Hugh Bonneville, Barbara Hershey, Toby Jones, Eileen Atkins, David Morrissey, Martin Shaw, Timothy West and Zoe Wanamaker. The mysteries, in their original U.K. broadcast order: "Three Act Tragedy" (After guests at successive dinner parties mysteriously drop dead, Poirot teams up with an old friend to find the killer); "Hallowe'en Party" (Crime novelist Ariadne Oliver calls Poirot to investigate the macabre murder of a young girl at a children's costume party); "Murder on the Orient Express" (Poirot searches for a killer among the travelers aboard a snowbound train); "The Clocks" (Poirot journeys to Dover to solve a case involving an unidentified corpse and four timepieces all stopped at the same time). Formats: Two-disc DVD: $39.99, two-disc Blu-ray: $49.99. Extras: "David Suchet on the Orient Express," photo gallery. (Acorn Media).

All in Good Time (2013) Reece Ritchie, Amara Karan, Harish Patel, Meera Syal, Neet Mohan. Comedy about a young married Indian couple living in an Indian community in Northern England who have difficulty consummating their marriage because of well-intentioned, yet meddling parents, nosy neighbors that know no boundaries and a community that thrives on gossip. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate).

Alexander Calder (1988) The definitive portrait of one of the pre-eminent artists of the 20th century, and the inventor of an art form, the mobile. This acclaimed film shows Calder at work in his studio and never-before-seen archival films and photographs. It includes contemporary shooting of dozens of works, and features interviews with Arthur Miller, Ellsworth Kelly, I.M. Pei, Brendan Gill, Marla Prather, David Ross, Calder's daughters and grandson, Sandy Rower, and others. Formats: DVD. Extras: Art and photo gallery, interview with the director. (First Run Features).

Amistad BLU-RAY DEBUT (1997) Dir.: Steven Spielberg; Morgan Freeman, Nigel Hawthorne, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, David Paymer, Pete Postlethwaite, Stellan Skarsgard, Chiwetel Ejiofor. Extras: "The Making of Amistad," theatrical trailer. (Paramount).

photo for The Andy Griffith Show – Season One BLU-RAY DEBUT The Andy Griffith Show – Season One BLU-RAY DEBUT (1960-61) All 32 episodes of the first season have been restored in high definition, with original sponsor openings and closings. Starring Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts and Frances Bavier, the beloved series about small-town America includes rare special features, including color on-set home movies shot by Ron Howard's father Rance, Edward R. Murrow's insightful interview of Andy Griffith on "Person to Person" in 1957 and a new HD transfer of the "Return to Mayberry" television movie. Four-disc set, $129.99. (CBS Home Entertainment/Paramount).

Bachelor Party BLU-RAY DEBUT (1984) Tom Hanks, Tawny Kitaen, Adrian Zmed. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette, "An American Tradition" featurette, "While the Men Play" featurette, Tom Hanks interviews, theatrical trailer. (Fox).

Bad Mouth (2011) Anjie Roebuck, Mia Tegan, Nissa Robinson, Bobey Taleb, Jacob Brown. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned and she's about to unleash Hell in a killer thriller roller coaster ride of characters from transvestite prostitutes to lesbian zombies, stoned rappers, feral bushwhackers and the best hit girl this side of Hong Kong. Formats: DVD. Extras: Commentary, slideshow, trailer, Tromatic Extras. (Troma Entertainment).

Between Sisters (2013 -- TV) Vanessa Bell Calloway, Terri J. Vaughn, Denyce Lawton, KD Aubert, Denise Boutte. Urban rom-com about a woman who wants to give her baby sister the best wedding present ever. So, when they discover that they have two long-lost sisters, the search is on to find them before the big day. But if they do, will they be able to forgive their estranged mother and come together. Formats: DVD. (Entertainment One).

The Big Red One BLU-RAY DEBUT (1980) Dir.: Samuel Fuller; Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine, Bobby Di Cicco, Kelly Ward, Stephane Audran. (Warner).

photo for Blazing Saddles 40th Anniversary Blu-ray Blazing Saddles 40th Anniversary Blu-ray (1974) Dir.: Mel Brooks; Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman, Madeline Kahn, Mel Brooks, Alex Karras, John Hillerman. Extras: New featurette "Blaze of Glory: Mel Brooks' Wild, Wild West"; commentary by Brooks; "Back in the Saddle" cast/crew reunion documentary; "Black Bart" 1975 TV pilot inspired by the movie, starring Lou Gossett Jr. and Steve Landesberg; deleted scenes; theatrical trailer. (Warner).

The Bridges of Madison County BLU-RAY DEBUT (1995) Dir.: Clint Eastwood; Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep. Clint Eastwood's filmic adaptation of Robert James Waller's romantic novel about Robert Kincaid (Eastwood), a photographer and free spirit searching for the covered bridges of Madison County, and Francesca Johnson (Streep), a farm wife waiting for the fulfillment of a girlhood dream, who met and have an incredible four-day torrid affair in Iowa in 1965. (Warner).

photo for Brownian Movement Brownian Movement (2011 -- Netherlands) Sandra Huller, Dragan Bakema. A young doctor living in Brussels with her husband and their son leads a normal, harmonious life -- except for the fact that she secretly maintains an apartment where she has sex with her patients, selecting them as if setting up a scientific experiment. When her husband finds out about this unusual situation, their relationship is put to the test. Formats: DVD. (First Run Features).

Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013) Jennifer Hudson, Melissa Leo, Octavia Spencer, Sarah Hyland, Sofia Vassilieva, Brittany Snow, Ernie Hudson, Jason Ritter,Jean Smart, Lea Thompson, Melanie Griffith, Chelsea Handler. Lifetime anthology of five short films that explore the impact of mental illness on people's lives and those around them. Each film highlights the powerful relationships built on hope and triumph while helping raise a new understanding of what happens when a loved one struggles. Formats: DVD. (Sony).

photo for China Beach: The Complete Season Three China Beach: The Complete Season Three (1989-90) Six-disc set with 22 uncut episodes of the TV series set during the Vietnam War in a part-EVAC hospital, part-USO entertainment center that was an outpost of craziness and compassion that mingled horror and laughter, heroism and sacrifice, as seen through the eyes of the women who served there. Season Three explored the most unlikely relationship between nurse Colleen McMurphy (Dana Delany) and "entrepreneur" K.C. Kolowski (Marg Helgenberger), both of whom are held hostage in the notorious tunnels in Vietnam; introduced Holly Pelegrini (Ricki Lake); took Dodger (Jeff Kober) home; and jumped back in "F.N.G." to when new guys Dr. Richard (Robert Picardo) and McMurphy first arrive in the country. Guest stars included Ruby Dee, Vince Vaughn, Tom Sizemore, Thomas Haden Church, Don Cheadle and Helen Hunt. And don't forget the great 60s rock music soundtrack! Extras: Interviews, deleted scenes, episode commentaries, bloopers. Formats: DVD, $29.95. (Time Life/StarVista Entertainment).



Countess Dracula (1971) Ingrid Pitt, Nigel Green, Lesley-Anne Down, Patience Collier. Remastered Hammer horror classic. Pitt stars as Elisabeth Nadasdy, an aging Hungarian Countess who discovers she can reverse her aging by bathing in the blood of young women. Soon, girls in the village go missing -- kidnapped and murdered by the countess and her steward to satiate her horrifying bloodlust. Based on the real-life Hungarian Countess Elizabeth Bathory, a woman accused of torturing and murdering more than 600 girls. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentary with actress Ingrid Pitt, director Peter Sasdy, screenwriter Jeremy Paul and author Jonathan Sothcott; "Immortal Countess: The Cinematic Life of Ingrid Pitt" featurette; audio interview with Ingrid Pitt; still gallery theatrical trailer. (Synapse Films/CAV Distributing).

DC Universe: Son of Batman (2014) Original animated movie finds Batman learning he has a son, Damian, and they form an uneasy alliance to try and thwart the criminal enterprise of Deathstroke and his army of ninja man-bats. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "The Fang and the Demon Head: The League of Assassins" featurette, "Strange Blood Tie: Damian Wayne" featurette, sneak peek at the next DCU Animated Movie: "Batman: Assault of Arkham," "From the DC Comics Vault: four bonus cartoons. (Warner).

The Deep End BLU-RAY DEBUT (2001) Tilda Swinton, Goran Visnjic, Josh Lucas, Jonathan Tucker. Extras: Commentary by writers/producers/directors Scott McGehee and David Siegel, "The Anatomy of a Scene" Sundance Channel featurette, making-of featurette, theatrical trailer, TV Spot.(Fox).

Desert Riders (2011) This documentary is the story of some of the thousands of boys, as young as 2-years-old, who have been trafficked or sold by their parents and taken from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Mauritania and Sudan to the Middle East to work as camel jockeys (Camel racing is one of the most popular sports in that part of the world). Sexually and physically abused, these young children were forced to live in horrendous conditions. Starved to avoid gaining weight, they worked long hours even when clearly underage and are now left mentally and physically stunted. When international pressure was brought to bear, many of the children were repatriated, only to find themselves strangers in their home countries. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Garden Thieves Pictures).

The Dinosaur Experiment (aka Raptor Ranch) (2013) Lorenzo Lamas, Donny Boaz, Declan Joyce, Lexy Hulme, Jana Mashonee. In the sleepy community of Fossil Ridge, a cattle ranch is discovered to be a breeding ground for ferocious velociraptors, the blood-thirsty dinosaurs long-thought extinct. When the vicious beasts escape, the terrified townspeople must fight to survive the deadly, prehistoric killers hunting them down as prey. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Uncork'd Entertainment).

Doomsday Preppers: Season 3 (2013) National Geographic's highest-rated series returns with new preppers, new drama, and incredible new ways to bug in or bug out. Explore the lives of otherwise ordinary Americans who are preparing for the end of the world as we know it. Three-disc set with 14 episodes, $29.93. Formats: DVD. (National Geographic).

Eureka: Season Three (2008-09) Four-disc set with 18 episodes, $29.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: Commentaries, deleted scenes. (Universal).

photo for Explorer Kok Explorer Koko (2014) The latest title in the popular Chuggington DVD series spotlights everyone’s best friend Koko in six episodes: "Explorer Koko," "Runaway Koko," "Fearless Wilson," "Koko’s Game," "Hodge's Secret" and "Inspector Emery." Formats: DVD, $14.98. Extras: Badge Quest Episode: "Knowing Where You Are," character montages: Irving and Chatsworth, coloring and activity sheets. (Anchor Bay).

Family Plot BLU-RAY DEBUT (1976) Karen Black, Bruce Dern, Barbara Harris, William Devane, Ed Lauter, Cathleen Nesbit, Katherine Helmond. Extras: Plotting Family Plot. Storyboards: The Chase Scene, Production Photographs, Theatrical Trailer, Production Notes. (Universal).

Frenzy BLU-RAY DEBUT (1972) Dir.: Alfred Hitchcock; Jon Finch, Alec McCowen, Barry Foster, Billie Whitelaw, Anna Massey. Extras: The Story of Frenzy, Production Notes, Production Photographs, Theatrical Trailer. (Universal).

photo for Generation War Generation War (2013 -- Germany) Eager to become heroes, a group of five young friends gather together on the eve of Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union. Nothing could have prepared them for the extreme realities that await each and every one of them. As told through the eyes of young adults on the brink of adulthood in Nazi Germany, director Philipp Kadelbach and writer Stefan present a sweeping saga, aired as a TV minseries in Germany. Produced over a period of eight years and filmed on over 150 sets across Germany, Lithuania and Latvia, the film is a stunning German epic drama spanning over five years beginning in Berlin in 1941 through the immediate aftermath of WWII in 1945. The lives of five young German friends are defined when they are forced to navigate the unconscionable moral compromises of life under Hitler. Among the quintet of young people are level-headed officer Wilhelm (Volker Bruch), who is full of patriotic fervor as he heads for the eastern front with his sensitive younger brother Friedhelm (Tom Schilling); Charlotte(Miriam Stein), a young nurse in love with Wilhelm who is serving in the Red Cross; Greta (Katherina Schuttler), an ambitious singer who longs to become another Marlene Dietrich; and Greta's boyfriend Viktor (Ludwig Trepte), who faces a daily struggle for survival as a Jew in an increasingly oppressive regime. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD. Extras: Panel with the film's creators; special 12-page booklet containing photos, an essay and more. (Music Box Films).

Godzilla Double Feature BLU-RAY DEBUTS One of the most iconic monsters in film history Celebrates its 60th anniversary with the release of four Toho Godzilla double features: "Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah" (1991) + "Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth" (1992); "Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II" (1993) + "Godzilla photo for Happy Days: The Fifth Season vs. SpaceGodzilla" (1994); "Godzilla vs. Destoroyah" (1995) + "Godzilla vs. Megaguirus" (2000); "Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S." (2003) + "Godzilla: Final Wars" (2004). Each two-disc set includes Digital HD UltraViolet. (Sony)

Happy Days: The Fifth Season (1977-78) Four-disc set with 27 episodes. The nostalgic comedy set in Milwaukee, Wisconsin follows the Cunninghams and their two kids, Richie and Joanie and their relationship with Fonzie, a motorcycle-riding Casanova who became a pop-culture phenomenon. Features the iconic "jump the shark" scene and a collection of famous guest stars including Robin Williams, Christopher Knight, Rance Howard, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Morgan Fairchild and Suzi Quatro. Formats: DVD, $42.99. (CBS/Paramount).

The Honeymooners – Classic 39 Episodes BLU-RAY DEBUT (1955-56) Re-mastered full-length episodes of the iconic series, starring the one and only photo for The Honeymooners – Classic 39 Episodes BLU-RAY DEBUT Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows and Joyce Randolph. Special features include a never-before-released, hour-long musical "The Honeymooners: The Adoption" from 1966; a memorable 1984 "60 Minutes" profile of Jackie Gleason; both "The Honeymooners Anniversary Special" (1990) and "The Honeymooners 50th Anniversary Celebration" (2002); Jackie Gleason interviewing a Queens bus driver as guest host for Edward R. Murrow on "Person to Person"; original openings, closings and cast commercials. Five-disc set, $129.99. (CBS Home Entertainment/Paramount).

Hot Guys With Guns (2013) Leon Acord, John Ainsworth. Dalila Ali Rajah. Comedy-action-thriller about an actor taking a night class for aspiring private detectives to help him win a part in a TV show who bumbles into a real life crime investigation with his ex-boyfriend. Formats: DVD. Extras: Blooper reel. (Wolfe Video).

photo for I Love Lucy – Ultimate Season One BLU-RAY DEBUT I Love Lucy – Ultimate Season One BLU-RAY DEBUT (1951-52) The hilarious first episodes of the groundbreaking series starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Alongside such classics as the "Lucy Does a TV Commercial" episode selling Vitameatavegamin are never-before seen treats, including Lucy and Desi's makeup and wardrobe tests where the off-screen couple are filmed together just days before full-scale production began. Also included is the pilot episode, re-mastered from its recently discovered original 35mm negative, radio broadcasts, on-set color home movies and backstage photos. Six-disc set, $129.99. (CBS Home Entertainment/Paramount).

Johnny Come Lately (1943) James Cagney, Grace George, Edward McNamara, Marjorie Main, Marjorie Lord, Hattie McDaniel. A small town newspaperman and his editor go up against political corruption. Newly remastered; first time on DBD and Blu-ray. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Olive Films).

Josh: Against the Grain (2013 -- Pakistan) Aamina Sheikh, Nyla Jafri, Mohib Mirza. A beautiful, committed schoolteacher living the high life in cosmopolitan Karachi, Pakistan has her comfortable life suddenly shaken when her nanny, Nusrat Bi, inexplicably disappears. Though friends and family beg her not to ask too many questions and rock the boat, Fatima bravely embarks on a search for her beloved nanny. It's a journey that will lead Fatima to a dangerous truth in Nusrat's village, a sealed world marked by unyielding class divisions, crushing poverty, sexual inequality and a social system locked in the distant past. In English and Urdu with subtitles. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: (Virgil Films).

LA Maniac (aka The Los Angeles Ripper) (2011) Celeste Marie Martinez, Craig J. McIntyre. A young woman moves to Los Angeles to stay with her dysfunctional aunt and her cousin Angel to pursue her singing career and become a star, but things get weird and scary when she gets involved in some risky party behavior and meets Angel's drug dealing friend ... all while a brutal serial killer is on the loose in the City of Angels. Formats: DVD. Extras: Commentary, slideshow, trailer, Tromatic Extras. (Troma Entertainment).

photo for Laverne & Shirley - The Eighth and Final Laverne & Shirley - The Eighth and Final Season (1982–83) Three-disc set with all 22 episodes of the hugely popular comedy starring Penny Marshall as the tough talking, street smart Laverne De Fazio and Cindy Williams as bright-eyed Shirley Feeney. A pregnant Williams left the show two episodes into the season, and Marshall finished the last season with the aid of guest stars Carrie Fisher, James Belushi, Adam West, Vicki Lawrence and Louise Lasser. Formats: DVD, $42.99. Extras: Gag reel, episode promos. (CBS/Paramount).

Little House on the Prairie - Season Two Deluxe Remastered Edition (1975-76) Five-disc set with all 22 remastered episodes from Season Two, complete and uncut in their original broadcast length. Based on Laura Ingalls Wilder's best-selling and much-loved book series, "The Little House on the Prairie" chronicles the dramatic, gripping adventures of a young pioneer family's struggle to build a new life for themselves on the American frontier of the 1870s. Formats: DVD, $29.98; Blu-ray Disc, $38.99; Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "The Little House Phenomenon: Part Two - In The Beginning ..." (Lionsgate).

Love Happy (1949) Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Groucho Marx, Vera-Ellen, Raymond Burr, Ilona Massey, Marilyn Monroe. The final film starring the legendary Marx Brothers. First time on DBD and Blu-ray. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Olive Films).

Making the Rules (2014) Jaime Pressly, Robin Thicke, Tygh Runyan, Steve Agee, Joey Lauren Adams, Frances Conroy. Romantic drama about a workaholic sous chef who accidently cuts her hand and is forced to spend the summer outside the kitchen, where things really heat up when she faces the temptation of a former flame. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted and extended scenes, interview with writer-director Jimbo Lee. (Lionsgate).

Marnie BLU-RAY DEBUT (1964) Dir.: Alfred Hitchcock; Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery, Diane Baker, Martin Gabel. Extras: The Trouble With Marnie, The Marnie Archives, Theatrical Trailer, Production Notes. (Universal).

Memphis Belle BLU-RAY DEBUT (1990) Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz, Tate Donovan, D.B. Sweeney, Billy Zane, Sean Astin, Harry Connick Jr. (Warner).

Mr. Jones (2013) Jon Foster, Sarah Jones, Diane Neal, Mark Steger. A young couple moves to the woods to escape the pressures of city life and soon meet their reclusive artist neighbor, Mr. Jones, who doesn't like to be disturbed and only comes out at night when he drags his strange, sinister sculptures deep into the woods. When their curiosity leads them too close for Mr. Jones' comfort, he plunges the young couple into a nightmare world of mayhem, madness and mind-bending terror. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD. (Anchor Bay).

photo for Republic of Doyle, Season 1 Republic of Doyle, Season 1 (2010) Fast-paced Canadian whodunit makes it's DVD debut in the states. The hit series -- now in its fifth season -- features a father and son sleuthing team based in the province of Newfoundland. For Jake Doyle, dodging bullets is a lot less dangerous than his personal life. Jake (Allan Hawco) and his ex-cop father, Malachy (Sean McGinley), run a Newfoundland detective agency. Their rugged seaside town never lacks for intriguing cases, from cheating spouses to bank heists, arson, and even murder. Father and son have completely different ways of handling things, and that turns up the heat on their suspects -- not to mention their tight-knit Irish family. But the real fireworks stem from Jake's roguish ways. Whether it's an ex-wife he can't shake (Rachel Wilson) or the hot new cop he works with (Krystin Pellerin), Jake Doyle just can't stop breaking the rules. Three-disc set with 12 episodes. Formats: DVD, $39.99. Extras: "The Making of Republic of Doyle" featurette, commentary on select episodes. (Acorn Media).

Revenge of the Nerds BLU-RAY DEBUT (1984) Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Timothy Busfield. Extras: Commentary by Jeff Kanew, Robert Carradine, Timothy Busfield and Curtis Armstrong; "I'm a Nerd, and I'm Pretty Proud of It" featurette; deleted scenes; "Revenge of the Nerds" television pilot; theatrical trailer. (Fox).

The Rodgers & Hammerstein Blu-ray Collection (2013) Eight-disc set with six Rodgers & Hammerstein films: "State Fair," "Oklahoma" Todd-AO version (restored in 4K from 8K scans), "Oklahoma" Cinemascope version, "Carousel" (4K), "The King and I" (4K), "South Pacific" theatrical, "South Pacific" extended roadshow version, "The Sound of Music." Amazon exclusive, $179.99. (Fox).

Rookie Blue: The Complete Fourth Season (2013) Four-disc set with eight episodes, $39.98. With three years under their belts, the rookies of 15 Division know that rolling with the punches is more than just a life lesson, it's an essential part of the job. Change is the only constant, and if you don't adapt, you're left behind. Now, for these five officers, the time has come to look change right in the eye and make some big, bold choices. Formats: DVD. Extras: Five "making-of" featurettes, "Rookie Blue: In Session" webisodes. (Entertainment One).

Savage Vengeance (1988) Camille Keaton. Unofficial remake/sequel of "I Spit on Your Grave" has Jennifer again raped by four men and again systematically hunting them down to seek revenge -- but this time she's more efficient. Formats: DVD. Extras: Commentary, interview with star Camille Keaton, Stills Gallery, Trailers. (Massacre Video/CAV Distributing).

photo for Separate But Equal Separate But Equal (1991 -- TV) Sidney Poitier, Burt Lancaster, Richard Kiley, Cleavon Little. A dramatization of the American court case that destroyed the legal validity of racial segregation. Based on the ground-breaking Brown vs. the Board of Education case in 1954, it follows a young Thurgood Marshall (Sidney Poitier), the lawyer who argued the racially-charged lawsuit before the Supreme Court. When the black students of Clarendon County, South Carolina, are denied their request for a single school bus, a bitter and courageous battle for justice and equality begins. Restored by transferring it from the original "on-set" camera negative and digitally removing dirt and scratches; the audio also was restored from the 35mm Magnetic Track. Formats: DVD. (CBS/Paramount).

7 Boxes (2012 -- Paraguay) Celso Franco, Victor Sosa, Lali Gonzalez. Victor, a 17-year-old wheelbarrow delivery boy, is offered a chance to deliver seven boxes with unknown contents in exchange for a quick $100. But the easy job soon gets complicated: There's something in those boxes that starts a high-speed wheelbarrow chase and Victor and his pursuers get caught in a crime they know nothing about. Formats: DVD. (Breaking Glass Pictures/Shoreline Entertainment).

Simon and the Oaks (2011 -- Sweden) Bill Skarsgard, Karl Linnertorp, Helen Sjoholm. In the years leading up to World War II, two families who seemingly couldn't be more different find that they have more in common than they could have imagined. Simon is a bookish dreamer from a working-class family in rural Sweden; Isak is the son of wealthy Jewish immigrants fleeing religious persecution in Berlin. When Isak's family needs to find refuge from the anti-Semitism building in Sweden, the two families slowly merge, connecting in unexpected ways that threaten to both bring them closer together, and tear them apart. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: (Image Entertainment).

Still Mine (2013) James Cromwell, Genevieve Bujold. A love story based on actual events. Determined to build a more suitable house for his wife Irene (Bujold), whose memory is failing, Craig Morrison (Cromwell) is met with resistance from an overzealous government inspector. Facing a possible jail sentence, and with Irene becoming increasingly ill, Craig races to finish the house in this story filled with heart and humor. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Fox).

The Story of the Jews With Simon Schama (2013) Five-part look at 3,000 years of Jewish history and the impact the Jews have made on the world. The five-hour series follows Schama -- who has written and presented 50 documentaries on art, literature and history and is a contributing editor of the Financial Times -- as he travels from Russia and the Ukraine to Egypt, Israel and Spain, exploring the imprint that Jewish culture has made on the world and the drama of suffering, resilience and rebirth that has gone with it. Formats: Two-disc DVD, $29.99; Digital. (PBS Distribution).

Survival Code (2014) Ty Olsson, Patrick Gallagher, Terry Chen, Michelle Harrison. In 2045 A.D. a steadily shrinking icecap leaves several countries struggling for control of the town of Borealis and the last untapped oil, gas and mineral deposits on the planet. When the UN sends in corrupt officials, a former mixed martial arts fighter challenges a Russian group to save the town's fate. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Lionsgate).

photo for Suzanne Vega: Solitude Standing Suzanne Vega: Solitude Standing (2014) Filmed at the Rome Auditorium in July 2003. Suzanne Vega performs some of her greatest hits, alongside other more contemporary songs, at this intimate concert, which is interspersed with moving poetry readings translated on stage by singer/songwriter Valerio Piccolo. Released to coincide with Vega's new studio album "Tales From the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles." Formats: DVD:, $14.95. Extras: Interview with Piccolo about the singer's life and career, photo slideshow. (Wienerworld/MVD Entertainment).

The Terminal BLU-RAY DEBUT (2004) Dir.: Steven Spielberg; Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stanley Tucci. Extras: Booking the Flight: The Script, the Story," "Waiting for the Flight: Building The Terminal," "Boarding: The People of The Terminal," "Take Off: Making The Terminal," "In Flight Service: The Music of The Terminal<" "Landing: Airport Stories," photo gallery, theatrical trailers. (Paramount).

Topaz BLU-RAY DEBUT (1969) Dir.: Alfred Hitchcock; Frederick Stafford, Dany Robin, John Vernon, Karin Dor, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret, Claude Jade, Michel Subor, John Forsythe. Extras: Topaz: An Appreciation by Film Historian and Critic Leonard Maltin; Alternate Endings: The Duel; The Airport; The Suicide; Storyboards: The Mendozas; Production Photographs; Production Notes; Theatrical Trailer. (Universal).

Torn Curtain BLU-RAY DEBUT (1966) Dir.: Alfred Hitchcock; Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, Lila Kedrova. Extras: Torn Curtain Rising, Scenes Scored by Bernard Herrmann, production photographs, Theatrical Trailer, Production Notes. (Universal).

Transformers Energon: The Complete Series (2004) Seven-disc set with all 51 episodes, 44.99. Formats: DVD. (Shout! Factory).

Truth (2013) Sean Paul Lockhart, Rob Moretti, Blanche Baker. After a chance encounter over the Internet, Caleb meets and falls head over heels for Jeremy, but soon the line between love and lies blur. Struggling to keep his past a secret, including his mentally ill mother, Caleb slowly succumbs to his darker side. Formats: DVDVOD. Extras: Commentary by Rob Moretti and Sean Paul Lockhart, "Stranger Than Fiction: The Making of Truth," deleted and extended scenes. (Canteen Outlaws).

The Veronica Mars Movie (2014) Kristen Bell, Enrico Colantoni, Jason Dohring, Tina Majorino, Ryan Hansen, Percy Daggs III, Martin Starr, Jerry O'Connell. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "By the Fans: The Making of the Veronica Mars Movie." Blu-ray adds deleted scenes, gag reel, "More On-Set Fun: Welcome to Keith Mars Investigation," "More On-Set Fun: Game Show With Kristen Bell and Chris Lowell," "More On-Set Fun: On Set With Max Greenfield," "More On-Set Fun: Veronica Mars' Backers," "More On-Set Fun: It's Not All About You, Monkey," "More On-Set Fun: Young Veronica." (Warner).

Weekend at Bernie's BLU-RAY DEBUT (1989) Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Catherine Mary Stewart, Terry Kiser, Don Calfa. (Fox).

The Women BLU-RAY DEBUT (1939) Dir.: George Cukor; Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Paulette Goddard, Joan Fontaine, Mary Boland, Phyllis Povah, Virginia Weidler, Lucile Watson, Marjorie Main, Virginia Grey, Ruth Hussey, Muriel Hutchison, Hedda Hopper. Extras: "From the Ends of the Earth" featurette, "Hollywood: Style Center of the World" featurette, alternate black & white fashion show sequence with different footage, scoring session music cues, trailers. (Warner).


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