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OnVideo's Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases

Tuesday, May 19 -- Monday, May 25

All DVD Releases

  • American Sniper

    photo for American Sniper At 84 years old (he turns 85 on May 31), Clint Eastwood is still cranking out enjoyable films and, like another elderly statesman of American film, Woody Allen (who turns 80 Dec. 1), some are hits and some are misses. "American Sniper" was a monster of a hit (a surprise one, at that, given its topic), due mostly to Eastwood's tight and excellent direction and a stand-out performance by Bradley Cooper as U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, credited as the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history with 160 confirmed kills. Kyle served through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, and the film follows him in the war zone -- as he makes hundreds of life-or-death split second decisions -- as well as his attempts to maintain a normal family life back in the States -- which he finds harder than his job in Iraq. The film is involving and fast-paced, much of it due to its crisp, minimalist directing and editing. Eastwood is kind of the Hemingway of film: He knows how to strip things down to their bare minimum to make a story simple yet powerful. Sienna Miller shines as Kyle's wife, Taya Renae, though she has to take a back seat to her husband's war feats. Vitals: Director: Clint Eastwood. Stars: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jake McDorman, Kyle Gallner, Luke Grimes, Sam Jaeger, Brando Eaton, Keir O'Donnell, Eric Close, Brian Hallisay. 2014, CC, MPAA rating: R, 132 min., Drama, Box office gross: $346.559 million, Warner. Extras: "One Soldier's Story: The Journey of American Sniper" featurette, "Making of American Sniper" featurette. 3 stars


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  • Leviathan

    photo for Leviathan "Leviathan" is a modern Russian take on the Book of Job, pitting a simple, honest man against -- not God or the Devil -- but the corruption of current Russian life. Kolya (Aleksey Serebryakov) lives in a small fishing town near the Barents Sea in Northern Russia. He owns an auto-repair shop that stands right next to the house where he lives with his young wife Lilya (Elena Lyadova) and his son Roma (Sergey Pokhodaev) from a previous marriage. The town's corrupt mayor Vadim Shelevyat (Roman Madyanov) is determined to take away his business, his house, as well as his land, and attacks Kolya with every corrupt means at his disposal, first trying to buy him off, then using illegal machinations, and finally resorting to violence. Kolya enlists the aide of a lawyer friend from Moscow, but that only makes matters worse. Through it all, Kolya "shakes his fist" at the mayor and the powers-that-be. Director Andrey Zvyagintsev imbues the bleak Russian countryside with a beautiful glow as he unflinchingly takes a harsh look at modern Russian life. Slow at times, the film is a rewarding work of art and social satire. In Russian with English subtitles. Vitals: Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev. Stars: Elena Lyadova, Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Aleksey Serebryakov, Sergey Pokhodaev, Roman Madyanov. 2014, CC, MPAA rating: R, 140 min., Drama, Box office gross: $1.092 million, Sony. Extras: Commentary with director Andrey Zvyagintsev and producer Alexander Rodnyansky, "The Making of Leviathan," TIFF Q&A with Zvyagintsev, deleted scenes. 3 stars

  • Hot Tub Time Machine 2

    photo for Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Sequel to the 2010 comedy. When Lou (Rob Corddry) finds himself in trouble, Nick (Craig Robinson) and Jacob (Clark Duke) fire up the hot tub time machine in an attempt to get back to the past. But they inadvertently land in the future with Adam Jr. (Adam Scott). Now they have to alter the future in order to save the past ... which is really the present. Vitals: Director: Steve Pink. Stars: Rob Corddry, Clark Duke, Craig Robinson, Adam Scott, Chevy Chase, Angela Kerecz, Gillian Jacobs. 2015, CC, MPAA rating: R, 93 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $12.314 million, Paramount. 2 stars



    Blu-ray Debuts

  • Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991)
  • Limelight (1952) (Criterion)
  • The Rose (1979) (Criterion)
  • Stigmata (1999)

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photo for American Hercules: Babe Ruth American Hercules: Babe Ruth (2014) By wielding a powerful home run swing, a megawatt smile and an unrivaled zest for life, an incorrigible young boy from Baltimore named George Ruth transformed into a global phenomenon named "The Babe" -- a global transcendent superstar on the most famous team in all of sports, the New York Yankees. Through the use of rare and enhanced archival material, state-of-the-art production techniques and fresh historical and psychological perspectives on the Ruth legend, the filmmakers from Major League Baseball present a compelling case for Babe's profound impact on society and his enduring star appeal, even to this day. Narrated by Martin Sheen. Formats: DVD. (Lionsgate).

American Sniper (2014) Dir.: Clint Eastwood; Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jake McDorman, Kyle Gallner, Luke Grimes, Sam Jaeger, Brando Eaton, Keir O'Donnell, Eric Close, Brian Hallisay. Formats: Two-disc DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "One Soldier's Story: The Journey of American Sniper" featurette, "Making of American Sniper" featurette. (Warner). photo for Beauty & the Beast: Season Two

Beauty & the Beast: Season Two (2013-14) Six-disc set with 22 episodes, $54.99. Homicide detective Catherine "Cat" Chandler teams with the mysterious Dr. Vincent Keller -- an ex-soldier who goes into hiding from the secret government organization that turned him into a mechanically charged being -- who saved her life years earlier and who, when he is enraged, becomes a terrifying beast, unable to control his super-strength and heightened senses. In the second season, Cat works to recover the parts of Vincent that have been lost, stopping at nothing to save the man she loves. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Season in Review: The Beast Is Back," "From Script to Screen: Creating an Episode," set tour of the Gentleman's Club, gag reel, deleted scenes. (CBS/Paramount).

Before I Disappear (2014) Shawn Christensen, Emmy Rossum, Fatima Ptacek, Ron Perlman, Paul Wesley. As his life hits rock bottom, Richie decides to end it all -- only to have his half-hearted suicide attempt interrupted by an urgent request from his sister to babysit her straight-laced, precocious photo for Before I Disappear daughter. So begins a madcap tour of Manhattan after dark, as uncle and niece find unexpected bonds in the unlikeliest of places. Written and directed by Christensen, based on his 2013 Academy Award-winning short "Curfew." Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).

The Blue Room (2014) Two adulterous lovers go from pillow talk to possible murder in this sexy, brain-teasing thriller. Mathieu Amalric ("The Diving Bell and the Butterfly") directs and stars as Julien, a middle-aged salesman embroiled in a steamy love affair with a married woman who, after a round of kinky sex, makes a startling suggestion. Suddenly Julien is caught up in a police investigation -- but just what exactly happened? Based on a novel by celebrated crime writer Georges Simenon. Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).

Bordering on Bad Behavior (2014) Tom Sizemore, Bernard Curry, Oz Zehavi. In this politically incorrect, dark comedy, a Lebanese soldier stumbles upon a top-secret, Israeli base where he encounters an Israeli soldier and an American CIA agent. A scuffle ensues and, in the melee, the center's emergency lockdown mechanism is triggered. Realizing they're trapped for six hours, the sworn enemies must figure out how to not kill each other. Formats: DVD. (Inception Media Group).

photo for Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Series Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Series (2010-14) Twenty-disc set with all 56 episodes in a collector's box. Throughout its five-season run, the hit HBO series garnered 18 Emmy Awards and critical accolades for its superb cast and its unfaltering attention to 1920s period detail. From Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Terence Winter and Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese, the series chronicles the life and times of Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (Golden Globe winner Steve Buscemi) as he undergoes vicious power struggles and deals with opportunistic rivals -- including Arnold Rothstein, Lucky Luciano and Al Capone -- at a time when Prohibition proved to be a major catalyst in the rise of organized crime in America. Formats: DVD: $199.99, Blu-ray Disc: $239.99. Extras: In addition to the bonus features previously included on individual season releases, "Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Series" includes an exclusive bonus disc containing never-before-seen content, including: "Building The Boardwalk" in which executive producer/director Tim Van Patten and crew discuss how the Atlantic City boardwalk was brought to life; "Shooting the Series" that shows how the look of the series was developed through conversations with directors of photography Jonathan Freeman and Bill Coleman; "Designing the Series" in which production designer Bill Groom and set decorator Carol Silverman discuss their process and the challenges faced in creating the authentic look of the series; "Visual Effects" in which visual effects supervisor Lesley Robson-Foster illustrates the creation of some of the show's award-winning visual effects; "The Final Shot: A Farewell to Boardwalk Empire" look back with the cast and crew; "Anatomy of a Hit" in which creator/executive producer/writer Terence Winter, executive producer/director Tim Van Patten and executive producer/writer Howard Korder discuss the choreography for some of the series' most murderous hits. (HBO).

photo for Camp Massacre Camp Massacre (2014) Bree Olson, Al Snow, Scott Tepperman, Jim O'Rear, Daniel Emery Taylor, Shawn C. Phillips, Dick Warlock. Ten contestants appear on a competitive summer boot camp reality show geared toward weight-loss. As the competition grows more intense, the contestants realize they are losing more than just weight; they are losing competitors. As contestants disappear in the night, it becomes apparent that a killer is on the loose, and one million dollars is at stake. Formats: DVD. (ITN Distribution/MVD Entertainment).

Captain Z & the Terror of Leviathan (2014) Zoltan Zilai, Steve Rudzinski, Madison Siple, Aleen Isley, Seth Gontkovic, Ian S. Livingston. In 1714 Captain Zachariah Zicari stops a group of possessed townsfolk from using a powerful amulet that would have released the ultimate evil, the Leviathan. Fast forward to 2014 and the amulet is again in the wrong hands. Can Captain Z save the Earth? Formats: DVD. Extras: Bloopers, trailers, commentary. (SGL Entertainment/MVD Entertainment).

Cymbeline (2014) Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris, Milla Jovovich, John Leguizamo, Penn Badgley, Dakota Johnson, Anton Yelchin. Modernization of a Shakespeare tragedy becomes a gritty story of a take-no-prisoners war between dirty cops and an outlaw biker gang. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary with screenwriter-director Michael Almereyda, Hawke and Anthony Holden; "Behind the Scenes of Cymbeline" featurette; extended interviews with cast and crew. (Lionsgate).

photo for CPO Sharkey: The Complete First Season CPO Sharkey: The Complete First Season (1976-77) Previously unavailable on any format, the 70s-era sitcom was a showcase for iconic comedian Don Rickles, who played U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Otto Sharkey, an abrasive, sharp-tongued veteran in charge of a company of new seaman recruits on a San Diego naval base. After serving in the Navy during WWII in real life, the legendary Rickles found a perfect vehicle for his inimitable brand of comedy with "CPO Sharkey", a satirical look at Navy life which ran on NBC for two seasons and 37 episodes (1976-78). As a 24-year naval veteran, Otto Sharkey had pretty much seen and heard it all. The unseasoned recruits he whipped into shape received most of his wisdom, though sometimes it was served up as sharp-tongued, ethnic barbs: there was Daniels (Jeff Hollis), an African-American, the Polish Kowalski (Tom Ruben), the Jewish Skolnick (David Landsberg), Mignone (Barry Pearl), an Italian-American and Rodriguez (Richard Beauchamp), a Puerto Rican. And, though the men of Company 144 were bunglers and blockheads, they were his bunglers and blockheads -- ready, willing, and able to endure one verbal Shark attack after another. Beneath his barbed exterior, however, there was a heart of gold and Otto helped his recruits survive boot camp and life with equal measure. Three-disc set with all 15 30-minute long episodes, $29.95. Formats: DVD,. Extras: A legendary clip from "The Tonight Show" featuring Johnny Carson storming the "CPO Sharkey" set. (Time Life).



Duck Dynasty: Season 7 (2014-15) Two-disc set with 10 episodes, $19.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Glee Music Jukebox," "Glee: The Final Curtain," "Looking Back Video Yearbook Featurettes. (Lionsgate).

photo for #EM3 (Eenie Meenie Miney Moe) #EM3 (Eenie Meenie Miney Moe) (2013) Andres Dominguez, Belkys Galvez, David Lago, Ky-Mani Marley, Oscar Torre. Easy money and easier women lure tow-truck driver Raul into a web of crime in Miami's dazzling nightclub scene. Chopping cars and pushing stolen drugs comes easy at first ... until they get in the way of love. Formats: DVD. (Urban Action/MVD Entertainment).

Glee -- The Final Season (2015) Four-disc set with all 13 episodes, $29.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Glee Music Jukebox," "Glee: The Final Curtain," "Looking Back Video Yearbook" featurettes. (Fox).

Glee -- The Complete Series (2009-15) Thirty-four disc set, $99.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: Over five hours of special features including the "Celebration of 100 Episodes," "Meet Jane Lynch," full-length audition pieces and more. (Fox).

Gunland (2014) Documentary explores the issue of gun violence in Chicago, a city that has a staggeringly high homicide rate with a shooting occurring once every 6.3 seconds. The death toll in Chicago photo for Gunland for this decade is greater than the number of American forces who have died in Afghanistan since the beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom. In 2012, Chicago averaged 42 homicides per month with nearly 70 percent of deaths caused by guns. "Gunland" begs the question, "Why Chicago?" Some people believe that hip-hop and its glorification of violence, guns and carnage is to blame for Chicago's gun-toting culture; however, this film goes beyond the headlines and stereotypes to discover that much more lies beneath the surface. The documentary attempts to discover the real reasons behind why young men and women of color are dying at the hands of their peers. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Moguldom Studios/Cinedigm).

Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man BLU-RAY DEBUT (1991) Mickey Rourke, Don Johnson, Tom Sizemore, Chelsea Field, Tia Carrere, Vanessa Williams. Genre collision of biker movie, heist thriller and buddy flick. Extras: Vintage featurette, theatrical trailer. (Shout! Factory).

Holocaust: Genocide & Survival (2014) Three-disc set with three documentaries about endurance and determination: "I'm Still Here: Real Diaries of Young People Who Lived During the Holocaust," "Out of Europe -- Escaping The Holocaust: One Lucky Family's Survival Route from Belgium to America," "Last Stop Kew Gardens: You Can Go Home Again" (The story of a post-Holocaust "immigrant village" in New York that gave birth to stars of film, TV, and comedy). Formats: DVD, $39.95. (SISU Home Entertainment).

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) Rob Corddry, Clark Duke, Craig Robinson, Adam Scott, Chevy Chase, Angela Kerecz, Gillian Jacobs. Includes an unrated version. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Paramount).

Leviathan (2014 -- Russia) Elena Lyadova, Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Aleksey Serebryakov, Sergey Pokhodaev, Roman Madyanov. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary with director Andrey Zvyagintsev and producer Alexander Rodnyansky, "The Making of Leviathan," TIFF Q&A with Zvyagintsev, deleted scenes. (Sony).

Limelight (1952) Charlie Chaplin's masterful drama about the twilight of a former vaudeville star is among the writer-director's most touching films. Chaplin plays Calvero, a once beloved musical-comedy performer, now a washed-up alcoholic who lives in a small London flat. A glimmer of hope arrives when he meets a beautiful but melancholy ballerina (Claire Bloom) who lives downstairs. An elegant mix of the comic and the tragic, this poignant film also features Buster Keaton in an extended cameo, marking the only time the two silent comedy icons appeared together on-screen. Made at a time when Chaplin was under attack by the American press and far right, "Limelight" was barely distributed in the United States upon its initial release, but it is now considered one of his essential and most personal works. New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "Chaplin's Limelight: Its Evolution and Intimacy," a new video essay by Charlie Chaplin biographer David Robinson; new interviews with Claire Bloom and Norman Lloyd; "Chaplin Today: Limelight," a 2002 documentary on the film, featuring director Bernardo Bertolucci and actors Bloom and Sydney Chaplin; outtake from the film; archival audio recording of Chaplin reading two short excerpts from his novella "Footlights"; two short films by Chaplin: "A Night in the Show" (1915) and the never completed "The Professor" (1919); trailers; an essay by critic Peter von Bag. (The Criterion Collection).

Maya the Bee Movie (2014) Voices of Coco Jack Gillies, Jacki Weaver, Miriam Margolyes, Richard Roxburgh, Noah Taylor, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Justine Clarke. Based on the well-known children's novel and popular animated series in Europe, Australia and Asia, The Dove Foundation recommended film offers an immersive cinematic adventure into a spectacular macroscopic world. The animated feature brings to life an enchanting story of a little bee named Maya and her exciting adventures. Maya is a little bee with a big heart. She dreams of an exciting life of freedom, fun and adventure – the world is simply far too interesting to stay inside a hive. Her funny attempts to fit in bring her into trouble with the Queen’s narrow-minded royal advisor, Buzzlina. With her best friend Willy, Maya buzzes out into the meadow on an exhilarating adventure of self-discovery. Formats: DVD, two-disc Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D and 2D, DVD and digital). Extras: "A Interview With Maya," "Dancing With Bees" episode of "The Maya The Bee" TV series. blooper reel, trailers. (Shout! Factory Kids).


On Tender Hooks (2013) An eye-opening documentary exploring the world of human suspension which challenges the perceptions and squeamishness of even the most hardened viewer. Director Kate Shenton's film looks at the body modification and suspension community without judgement. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Gimp," "Turn Your Phone Off" and "Pig," three short films by Kate Shenton, director's commentary. (Jinga Films/MVD Entertainment).

photo for Orange Is the New Black – Season Two Orange Is the New Black – Season Two (2014) Four-disc DVD and three-disc Blu-ray with all 13 episodes. Based on the best-selling memoir by Piper Kerman, the hugely popular dark comedy from "Weeds" creator Jenji Kohanis is a fierce and funny series that follows Piper Chapman when a crime she committed in her past sends her to an all-women's prison with an unforgettable and irreverent group of fellow inmates. Shocking revelations and new arrivals shake up the lives and relationships of Litchfield's prisoners in this highly anticipated second season. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: Commentaries with cast and crew, "Back Before the Potato Sack" featurette, "Orange Peeled" featurette, "A Walk Around the Block" featurette, "The VEE.I.P. Treatment" featurette. (Lionsgate).

Rogue: The Complete Second Season (2014) Three-disc set with 10 episodes, $29.98. Undercover detective Grace Travis (Thandie Newton) crossed the line between right and wrong and her involvement with the city's most photo for Rogue: The Complete Second Season powerful and dangerous crime family caused her to pay the ultimate price -- the loss of her son. This season, she's left undercover life behind to be a better mother to her daughter. She also has a new job as a handler for an FBI task force investigating corporate espionage in San Francisco. When her undercover operative goes missing, Grace is forced back into a world of lies and deceit, following a trail of dirty money and investigating four soldiers at the center of the drama. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Script to Screen" behind-the-scenes featurettes: "Casting," "Developing Characters/Story," "Inside the FBI Task Force," "Who's Spying on Who?"; "Set Tour #1 With Nick Hamm"; "Set Tour #2 of Grace's Apartment." (Entertainment One).

Roommate Wanted (2015) Alexa Vega, Spencer Grammer, Kathryn Morris, Richard Riehle. Two polar opposite roommates -- an ambitious student and a gorgeous socialite -- become roommates from hell over the course of one crazy day. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Lionsgate).

The Rose (1979) Bette Midler exploded onto the screen with her take-no-prisoners performance in this quintessential film about fame and addiction from director Mark Rydell. Midler is the rock-and-roll singer Mary Rose Foster (known as The Rose to her legions of fans), whose romantic relationships and mental health are continuously imperiled by the demands of life on the road. Incisively scripted by Bo Goldman ("One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest") and beautifully shot by "Blow Out's" Vilmos Zsigmond (with assistance on the dazzling concert scenes by a host of other world-class cinematographers, including Conrad L. Hall, Laszlo Kovacs, Owen Roizman, and Haskell Wexler), this is a sensitively drawn and emotionally overwhelming melodrama that made the popular singer into a movie star as well. New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director of photography Vilmos Zsigmond, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD master audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Audio commentary featuring director Mark Rydell; new interviews with Rydell, Zsigmond, and Midler; archival interviews with Midler and Rydell, with on-set footage; an essay by music critic Paula Mejia. (The Criterion Collection).

Smokey and the Hotwire Gang (1979) James Keach, Stanley Livingston, George Barris, Tony Lorea, Randee Lynne Jensen. A group of hard living truckers make a play to rob an armored van, and get into a world of trouble. Remarkable only for a fleet of custom 1970s cars by George Barris. Formats: DVD. (Peter Rodgers Organization/MVD Entertainment).

Stigmata BLU-RAY DEBUT (1999) Patricia Arquette, Gabriel Byrne. Extras: Audio commentary with director Rupert Wainwright, "Incredible But True – Stigmata: Marked For Life," "Divine Rights: The Story of Stigmata," music video "Identify" by Natalie Imbruglia, deleted scenes, alternate ending, theatrical trailer. (Scream Factory).

Strange Magic (2015) Voices of Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Sam Palladio, Alfred Molina, Elijah Kelley, Bob Einstein, Peter Stormare. New animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd. is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, photo for 3 Holes and a Smoking Gun and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. Formats: DVD. (Disney).

3 Holes and a Smoking Gun (2015) Zuher Khan, James Wilder, Joaquim de Almeida. An ex-Hollywood screenwriter now teaching an evening class in New York finds himself in a sinister battle with his devious, younger protege. Nineteen-year-old Jack Ariamehr toils daily as a sign spinner on the street corners of New York. But under the gaze of the Statute of Liberty, he dreams of bigger things -and who wouldn't? No one is more aware of this than Jack's teacher, Bobby Blue Day -- an ex-Hollywood screenwriter who shows up at Jack's apartment early one morning eager to talk about Jack's screenplay. To Bobby's astonishment, Ariamehr has written the best screenplay he has ever read. And Bobby will do anything to get a piece of this last chance at the American dream. Formats: DVD. (ITN Distribution/MVD Entertainment).

photo for Valley of the Cycle Sluts Valley of the Cycle Sluts (1992) Jason Williams, Amerika, Mary Jo Cruse, Barne Wms Subkoski, Michael Shamus Wiles, Susan Brinkley. Motorcycle-riding, tough guy cop Wade Olson takes his renegade brand of justice too far -- and ends up captured by the meanest gang of biker chicks ever imagined -- The Sisters of Mercy. As revenge for busting their boyfriends, they take him far into the desert, and serve up their own nude, naughty brand of justice, using their weapon of choice ... sex. Formats: DVD. (Peter Rodgers Organization/MVD Entertainment).

The Vatican Exorcisms (2013 -- Italy) Joe Marino, Piero Maggio. An unnerving descent into black masses, orgies and possession. Hoping to expose a shocking scandal inside the Vatican, a documentary filmmaker travels to Rome to interview several key witnesses but finds himself unearthing something far more sinister. Delving deeper, he becomes dangerously close to exposing a much darker reality of corruption and demonic forces. Formats: DVD. (Anchor Bay).

photo for Welcome to Sweden: The Complete First Season Welcome to Sweden: The Complete First Season (2014) Two-disc set with all 10 episodes, $34.98. Based on Greg Poehler's true life story, the seriers follows a successful New York money manager to the stars, Bruce (Poehler) who falls in love with a Swedish girl, Emma (Josephine Bornebusch), and follows her back to her native Stockholm when she returns for a job. Moving halfway around the world with a new love is a huge step and Bruce, with no job, friends or real clue about what he is getting himself into, is quick to face the many unique challenges and culture clashes that living in a foreign land presents -- most notably, how to win over Emma's strange and very Swedish family. Guest stars include Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell, Aubrey Plaza and Gene Simmons. Formats: DVD. (Entertainment One).


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