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OnVideo's Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases

Tuesday, June 3 -- Monday, June 9

All DVD Releases

  • Lone Survivor

    photo for Lone Survivor At the peak of the War in Afghanistan, four Navy SEALs were sent on the top-secret Operation Red Wings, a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative deep in the mountains of that country. Halfway through the mission the SEALs were discovered by the Taliban and attacked; lacking any air or ground support, the men had to fight their way to safety against overwhelming odds. In the hands of director Peter Berg their story is a straight-ahead tale of heroism as well as an ode to our fighting men; it's a gorgeously choreographed, non-stop fire-fight between the good guys and the bad guys with the good guys not necessarily getting the upper hand. Whatever your thoughts on our military presence in the mid-East, this is top-notch filmmaking that keeps you entertained from beginning to end. Based on The New York Times best-selling true story. Extras: "Bringing the Story to Light" behind-the-scenes featurette, "The Fallen Heroes of Operation Red Wings" profile of the real-life heroes. Blu-ray adds "Will of the Warrior" in-depth look at Marcus Luttrell, the real-life Navy SEAL who received the Navy Cross and Purple Heart for his actions in Operation Red Wings; "Recreating the Firefight" featurette; "Learning the Basics" SEAL training for the four leads; "The Pashtun Code of Life" featurette. Vitals: Director: Peter Berg. Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Eric Bana, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, Ali Suliman, Alexander Ludwig, Yousuf Azami, Sammy Sheik. 2014, CC, MPAA rating: R, 122 min., Action-Drama-War, Box office gross: $125.069 million, Universal. 3 stars


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    In the Blood

    Mixed Martial Arts star Gina Carano makes up for her lack of acting chops with a great, honest, strong screen presence; who cares if she knows "method-acting" as long as she can kick butt. In the hands of a fine director, that's exactly what she can do -- take over the screen and single-handedly fight off a small army, as she did in Steven Soderbergh's excellent "Haywire." Unfortunately for her this time around, she's at the mercy of weak direction (by John Stockwell)and a lumbering script that piles implausibility upon implausibility. Carano plays Ava, a trained fighter with a dark past whose new husband vanishes during their Caribbean honeymoon. Everyone thinks she did him in for his money, but we know better, and Ava sets out to discover what happened to him -- and to take down the men she thinks are responsible for his abduction, one by one. It's all pretty slow and silly -- but, as we said, Carano is a pleasure to watch.Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette. Vitals: Director: John Stockwell. Stars: Gina Carano, Cam Gigandet, Danny Trejo, Stephen Lang, Luis Guzman, Amaury Nolasco, Treat Williams. 2014, CC, MPAA rating: R, 108 min., Action-Suspense, Anchor Bay/Fox. 2 stars


  • RoboCop

    photo for RoboCop The year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years -- and it's meant billions for OmniCorp's bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy -- a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit -- is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance to build a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine pursuing justice. Remake of the 1987 Paul Verhoeven classic. Blu-ray extras: Deleted scenes, "OmniCorp Product Announcement," "Robocop: Engineered for the 21st Century": "The Illusion of Free Will: A New Vision," "To Serve and Protect: Robocopís Weapons," "The Robocop Suit: Form and Function." Vitals: Director: Jose Padilha. Stars: Joel Kinnaman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Gary Oldman, Jay Baruchel, Jackie Earle Haley, Miguel Ferrer, Jennifer Ehle, John Paul Ruttan. 2014, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 117 min., Science Fiction-Action, Box office gross: $57.372 million, MGM/Fox. 2 stars

  • Son of God

    photo for The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection. The film features exotic locales, dazzling visual effects and an orchestral score from Oscar-winner Hans Zimmer. Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado stars as Jesus. Vitals: Director: Christopher Spencer. Stars: Diogo Morgado, Roma Downey, Amber Rose Revah, Andrew Brooke, Louise Delamere, Darwin Shaw. 2014, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 138 min., Drama, Box office gross: $59.569 million, Fox. 2 stars


    Blu-ray Debuts

  • The Birdcage (1996)
  • The Birds (1963)
  • The Break-Up (2006)
  • Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
  • The Nutty Professor 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition (1963)
  • Psycho (1960)
  • Ravenous (1999)
  • Rear Window (1954)
  • You, Me and Dupree (2006)
  • Vertigo (1958)

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All DVD Releases

photo for Alexander: The Ultimate Cut Alexander: The Ultimate Cut (2004) Dir.: Oliver Stone; Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer, Anthony Hopkins, Jared Leto, Rosario Dawson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christopher Plummer. 10th anniversary edition of Oliver Stone's epic includes never-before-seen cut of the film. Because the film's original 2004 theatrical release required a running time of less than three hours, within strictly defined codes for violence and sexuality, the director felt he was unable to achieve a vision that stretched beyond the boundaries of an ordinary film. Stone now feels that by adhering to the outline of his original script, he is finally able to bring this improved Ultimate Cut, 31 minutes longer, to home viewing audiences. The Theatrical Cut (2004) was two hours and 55 minutes. The Ultimate Cut (2014) is three hours and 26 minutes with an intermission. It is eight minutes shorter than the Final Cut (2007) version and different in structure. According to Stone, "I've tried throughout this process to achieve what I believe is the appropriate balance between the inner and outer journeys undertaken by this extraordinary man. Free from earlier constraints, I've continued to pursue this great story, and I think I have at last achieved a film that tells a story as it has never been told." Two-disc set contains the 2004 theatrical cut and the new Ultimate Cut. Formats: Blu-ray Disc, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: New documentary "The Real Alexander and the World He Made," Ultimate Cut commentary by Stone, Theatrical Version commentary by Stone and Robin Lane Fox, "Resurrecting Alexander," Perfect Is The Enemy of Good," "The Death of Alexander," "Vangelis Scores Alexander," "Fight Against Time: Oliver Stone's Alexander" by Sean Stone, trailers. (Warner).

Axel: The Biggest Little Hero (2013 -- China) Voices of Ed Asner, Tim Curry, Matthew Lillard, George Takei. A young boy becomes an unlikely hero when he sets out on an adventure-filled quest -- flying through magnetic valleys, escaping an evil robotic lizard king and putting up with a brave but headstrong young Princess -- to find the legendary Bonta oasis when his village runs out of food. Formats: DVD. (ARC Entertainment).

Barbary Coast (1975-76) William Shatner stars as Jeff Cable, an undercover agent patrolling the wild streets of 1880s San Francisco. Broadcast on ABC and modeled after the original "Mission Impossible," "Barbary Coast" features an enthralling Western tale of post-Gold Rush California wherein corruption, greed, and violence reign supreme in this bustling slice of life filled with casinos and saloons. DVD debut. Four-disc set with the pilot movie and 13 episodes, $59.99. Formats: DVD. (Acorn Media).

Beyond the Trophy (2012) Michael Madsen, Eric Roberts, Tommy "Tiny" Lister. Two rival gangs in Los Angeles and Las Vegas are vying for control; each is led by a man with a strong obsession with power and no limit on how far he will go to claim the "prize"; meanwhile an LAPD undercover police detective goes deep into gangland to infiltrate one gang to bring down both. Formats: DVD. (ARC Entertainment).

The Birdcage BLU-RAY DEBUT (1996) Dir.: Mike Nichols; Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, Dianne Wiest, Dan Futterman, Calista Flockhart, Hank Azaria, Christine Baranski. (Fox).

The Birds BLU-RAY DEBUT (1963) Dir.: Alfred Hitchcock; Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor. Extras: Deleted scene, the original ending, "The Birds: Hitchcock's Monster Movie," "All About The Birds," storyboard sequence, Tippi Hedren's screen test, Hitchcock/Truffaut interview excerpts, "The Birds Is Coming" (Universal International Newsreel), "Suspense Story: National Press Club Hears Hitchcock" (Universal International Newsreel), production photographs, Theatrical Trailer, "100 Years of Universal: Restoring the Classics," "100 Years of Universal: The Lot." (Universal).

Black Out (2012 -- Netherlands) Raymond Thiry, Kim van Kooten, Bas Keijzer, Renee Fokker, Edmond Classen. On the morning before his wedding, retired criminal Jos wakes up next to a murdered man with no memory of the previous night or how he and the body got there. Jos soon discovers that a group of gangsters have pinned him as the lone suspect in the theft of 20 kilos of cocaine ... and he's got 24 hours to get it back, or the life of his bride will be in serious danger. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentary by director Arne Toonen, short film "Oh Deer" by Toonen, blooper reel, more. (Doppelganger Releasing).

Breaking Bad: The Complete Series (2008-13) All 62 uncut, uncensored episodes. Formats: 21-disc DVD, 16-disc Blu-ray. Extras: More than 50 hours from Season 1 through the Final Season. Blu-ray adds "No Half Measures: Creating the Final Season of Breaking Bad," an exclusive two-hour documentary that chronicles the filming of the final eight episodes. (Sony).

The Break-Up BLU-RAY DEBUT (2006) Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Aniston. Extras: Deleted scenes, extended scenes, outtakes, alternate ending, improv with Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau, "In Perfect Harmony: The Tone Rangers," "The Making of The Break-Up," "Three Brothers: A Tour of Chicago," commentary with Vaughn and Aniston, commentary with director Peyton Reed. (Universal).

The Bridge Season 1 (2013) Thirteen episodes. Gripping crime thriller set on the U.S.-Mexico border based on the Danish-Swedish TV series. When a murder victim is discovered on the bridge connecting El Paso and Juarez, detective Sonya Cross (Diane Kruger) must work with her Mexican counterpart, Marco Ruiz (Demian Bichir), to catch a serial killer terrorizing both sides of the border. But their investigation uncovers shocking secrets and relentless danger that neither of them could possibly have imagined. Formats: Four-disc DVD: $49.98; three-disc Blu-ray: $59.99. Extras: "Building The Bridge," "Ciudad Juarez: The Other Side of The Bridge With Damien Cave," deleted scenes, commentary. (Fox).

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason BLU-RAY DEBUT (2004) Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant. Extras: "Mark & Bridget: Forever?" "Bridget Jones Interviews Colin Firth," "Lonely London," "The Big Fight," commentary with director Beeban Kidron, deleted scenes. (Universal).



Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th (2013) Inspired by the critically-acclaimed book of the same name, this two-disc set takes viewers behind the mask on an epic journey into the making of the landmark horror franchise -- from its humble beginnings in 1980 at a New Jersey summer camp to the blockbuster release of its 2009 "reboot." Combining hundreds of rare and never-before-seen photographs, film clips, outtakes, archival documents, conceptual art and behind-the-scenes footage, and featuring interviews with more than 150 cast and crew members spanning all 12 films and the television series, this is the ultimate tribute to one of horror's most iconic and enduring franchises. Formats: DVD, 19.95. Extras: Trailers, filmmaker commentary. (CAV Distributing).

photo for Falling Skies: The Complete Third Season Falling Skies: The Complete Third Season (2013) Ten episodes of the TNT series about the aftermath of an alien attack that leaves most of the world completely debilitated. Season 3 opens seven months after the 2nd Mass arrived in Charleston. Tom (Noah Wyle) has been elected as a political official of Charleston, but he has his hands full as the resistance continues to battle the alien invaders. The newly-formed alliance Tom formed with a new alien race gains them their first real advantage in the war against the invading Espheni. Formats: Three-disc DVD: $39.98, two-disc Blu-ray: $49.99. Extras: "Warrior Poet: Creating the Character and Emotion of Cochise," "Karen: The Overlord Next Door," behind-the-scenes features, all episodes of "2nd Watch Hosted by Wil Wheaton." (Warner).

The Glades: Season 4 (2013) 13 episodes. Formats: DVD. (Fox)

Graceland Season One (2013) Three-disc set with 12 episodes, $39.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: Deleted scenes, gag reel, "The Real Graceland." (Fox).

In the Blood (2014) Gina Carano, Cam Gigandet, Danny Trejo, Stephen Lang, Luis Guzman, Amaury Nolasco, Treat Williams. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette. (Anchor Bay/Fox).

Kissing Jessica Stein BLU-RAY DEBUT (2001) Jennifer Westfeldt, Tovah Feldshuh. Extras: Deleted Scenes, commentaries, featurette, theatrical trailer. (Fox).

Lone Survivor (2014) Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Eric Bana, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, Ali Suliman, Alexander Ludwig, Yousuf Azami, Sammy Sheik. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Bringing the Story to Light" behind-the-scenes featurette, "The Fallen Heroes of Operation Red Wings" profile of the real-life heroes. Blu-ray adds "Will of the Warrior" in-depth look at Marcus Luttrell, the real-life Navy SEAL who received the Navy Cross and Purple Heart for his actions in Operation Red Wings; "Recreating the Firefight" featurette; "Learning the Basics" SEAL training for the four leads; "The Pashtun Code of Life" featurette. (Universal).

photo for Mirage Men The Man With No Name Trilogy Blu-ray Three-disc set with "A Fistful of Dollars," "For a Few Dollars More," a newly remastered "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," and five hours of bonus feature; $39.99. (Fox).

Mirage Men (2014) Takes a journey through the badlands and backwaters of America with Mark Pilkington and John Lundberg, based on their best selling book, as they uncover a 60 year-old story stranger than any conspiracy thriller. For more than 60 years teams within the U.S. Air Force and U.S. intelligence services exploited and manipulated beliefs about UFOs and extraterrestrial visits as part of their counter-intelligence programs. In doing so they spawned a mythology so powerful that it captivated and warped many brilliant minds, including several of their own. Now, for the first time, some of those behind these operations, and their victims, speak out, revealing a true story that is part "Manchurian Candidate" and part "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." Formats: DVD, Digital. (Cinedigm).

photo for The Motel Life The Motel Life (2012) Emile Hirsch, Stephen Dorff, Dakota Fanning, Kris Kristofferson. A pair of working-class brothers flee their Reno Motel after getting involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident and cross the state line to the home of an old flame; while they seem safe from the law, one brother's instability and all-consuming guilt render their future increasingly uncertain. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Cinedigm).

New Tricks, Season 10 (2013) Three-disc set with 10 episodes of the BBC police drama about a group of semi-retired curmudgeons who -- led by Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman, their beautiful, younger boss -- solve cold cases with classic policing skills and easy camaraderie. Formats: DVD, $39.99. (Acorn Media).

NOVA: Inside Animal Minds (2014) What would it be like to go inside the mind of an animal? We have all gazed into a creature's eyes and wondered: What is it thinking about? What does it really know? Now, the revolutionary science of animal cognition is revealing hard evidence about how animals understand the world around them, uncovering their remarkable problem-solving abilities and exploring the complexity of their powers of communication and even their emotions. NOVA explores these breakthroughs through three iconic creatures -- dogs, birds, and dolphins. Formats: DVD: $29.99, Digital. (PBS Distribution).

The Nutty Professor 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition BLU-RAY DEBUT (1963) Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens, Del Moore, Howard Morris, Kathleen Freeman. Jerry Lewis directed, stared in, and co-wrote (with Bill Richmond) this parody of the classic "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" tale that was selected for the U.S. National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2004. The four-disc set photo for The Nutty Professor 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition BLU-RAY DEBUT includes film Blu-ray and DVD versions of the film along with DVDs of two other well-known Lewis comedies, "Cinderfella" and "The Errand Boy." The set was created with personal input from Lewis, who helped compile entertaining extra content. Highlights include a new featurette, "Jerry Lewis: No Apologies," an intimate look at "The King of Comedy"; a 48-page book of the film's original story boards; a 44-page book of excerpts from Lewis' cutting script with personal notes; a recreated "Being a Person" book, made up of drawings and quotes inspired/written by Lewis and drawn by his personal illustrator. (250 copies of this book were originally made and distributed to members of the cast and crew of "The Nutty Professor" after Lewis heard of general conflicts among them); a "Directors Letter" specially written by Lewis to present the new collection; and a CD collection, "Phoney Phone Calls, 1959-1972," with private prank calls secretly recorded by Lewis during those years (years before the Jerky Boys were harassing unwitting shop clerks, housewives and businessmen, Lewis perfected the art, as these recordings show. Released in 2001 on the Sin-Drome label). Other extras: Commentary by Lewis and Steve Lawrence; "The Nutty Professor: Perfecting The Formula" behind-the-scenes footage; "Jerry Lewis at Work"; "Jerry at Movieland Wax Museum," with commentary by son Chris Lewis; deleted scenes; Jerry and Stella promos; bloopers; screen tests; outtakes; original mono track; trailers. $54.99. (Warner).

photo for Pretty Little Liars: The Complete Fourth Season Pretty Little Liars: The Complete Fourth Season (2013-14) Five-disc set with 24 episodes, $59.98. Season Four begins in the moments following the shocking Season Three finale and the girls strive to make sense of the mysterious "Red Coat" and what plans he or she may have in store for them. Based upon the book series by Sara Shepard, "Pretty Little Liars" revolves around four teenage girlfriends -- Aria (Lucy Hale), Emily (Shay Mitchell), Hanna (Ashley Benson) and Spencer (Troian Bellisario) -- who lost touch with one another after the mysterious death of a friend, Alison. The girls are suddenly reunited when they each begin receiving messages suggesting Alison is actually alive -- and watching them -- and the suspense and scares continue to build as relationships are built -- and destroyed. Formats: DVD. Extras: Three featurettes. (Warner).

The Pretty One (2013) Zoe Kazan, Jake Johnson, Ron Livingston, John Carroll Lynch. When an eccentric and insecure young woman (Kazan) is mistaken for her identical twin after a traumatic car accident, she seizes the opportunity to leave behind her pathetic existence and assume her sister's life as "the pretty one." she finally learns to value her own identity. As she eases into her new, independent existence, she discovers that she's capable of accomplishments she had never before had dreamed of: excelling in a career, maintaining friendships and even finding love. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "The Pretty One: Visual Effects" featurette. (Sony).

Psycho BLU-RAY DEBUT (1960) Dir.: Alfred Hitchcock; Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam. Extras: "The Making of Psycho," "Psycho Sound," "In the Master's Shadow: Hitchcock's Legacy," Hitchcock/Truffaut interview excerpts, newsreel footage: "The Release of Psycho," "The Shower Scene: With and Without Music," "The Shower Scene: Storyboards by Saul Bass," "The Psycho Archives," posters and "Psycho" ads, lobby cards, behind-the-scenes photographs, production photographs, theatrical trailer, re-release trailers, commentary with Stephen Rebello (author of "Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho"). (Universal).

photo for Ravenous BLU-RAY DEBUT Ravenous BLU-RAY DEBUT (1999) Dir.: Antonia Bird; Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, Jeremy Davies, Jeffrey Jones, John Spencer, Stephen Spinella, Neal McDonough, David Arquette. It's a recipe for nonstop action and excitement when the inhabitants of an isolated military outpost in the 19th century in the Sierra Nevada mountains go up against a marauding band of cannibals in a deadly struggle for survival. Extras: Commentary with director Antonia Bird and composer Damon Albarn, commentary with screenwriter Ted Griffin and actor Jeffrey Jones, commentary with actor Robert Carlyle, deleted scenes, new interview with actor Jeffrey Jones, theatrical trailer, TV spot, two still galleries: costume design and production design. (Scream factory/Shout! Factory).

Rawhide: The Eighth and Final Season (1965) Four-disc set with 13 episodes, $39.98. One of the most celebrated Westerns in television history rides into the sunset in time for Father's Day. Saddle up with Clint Eastwood as his iconic character Rowdy Yates is promoted to trail boss in the series' final episodes. Features guest stars Bruce Dern, Rip Torn, Robert Blake, Cesar Romero, Charles Bronson, Rory Calhoun and Ralph Bellamy. Formats: DVD. (CBS Home Entertainment/Paramount).

Rear Window BLU-RAY DEBUT (1954) Dir.: Alfred Hitchcock; James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, Raymond Burr. Extras: "Rear Window Ethics: An Original Documentary," "A Conversation With Screenwriter John Michael Hayes," "Pure Cinema: Through the Eyes of the Master," Breaking Barriers: The Sound of Hitchcock," Hitchcock/Truffaut interview excerpts, "Masters of Cinema," commentary with John Fawell, author of "Hitchcock's Rear Window: The Well-Made Film," production photographs, theatrical trailer, re-release trailer narrated by James Stewart. (Universal).

The Ringer BLU-RAY DEBUT (2005) Johnny Knoxville, Brian Cox, Katherine Heigl. Extras: Commentary by director Barry W. Blaustein, screenwriter Ricky Blitt, producer Peter Farrelly, and actors Johnny Knoxville, Edward Barbanell and John Taylor; deleted scenes; "Let The Games Begin: A Look at The Ringer"; theatrical trailer. (Fox).

RoboCop (2014) Joel Kinnaman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Gary Oldman, Jay Baruchel, Jackie Earle Haley, Miguel Ferrer, Jennifer Ehle, John Paul Ruttan. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Blu-ray extras: Deleted scenes, "OmniCorp Product Announcement," "Robocop: Engineered for the 21st Century": "The Illusion of Free Will: A New Vision," "To Serve and Protect: Robocop's Weapons," "The Robocop Suit: Form and Function." (MGM/Fox).

Son of God (2014) Diogo Morgado, Roma Downey, Amber Rose Revah, Andrew Brooke, Louise Delamere, Darwin Shaw. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Fox).

photo for True Blood: The Complete Sixth Season True Blood: The Complete Sixth Season (2013) Four-disc set with 10 episodes. Vampire Bill is rebirthed as a powerful ancient deity, Louisiana Governor Truman Burrell declares open season on all vampires and Sookie Stackhouse finds herself sidelined by a mysterious stranger with a hidden agenda. Formats: DVD: $59.99, Blu-ray Disc: $79.98, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Inside the Episodes" backstories on each episode, commentaries, previews & recaps. Blu-ray adds "Vamp Camp Files" inside look at the secret trove of documents detailing the effort to eradicate vampires via the institution known as "Vamp Camp," "True Blood Lines" uncovers secrets from relationships past and present in an interactive guide and archive. (HBO).

Valentine Road (2013) On February 12, 2008, in Oxnard, Calif., eighth-grade student Brandon McInerney shot his classmate Larry King twice in the back of the head during first period. When Larry died two days photo for Valentine Road later, his murder shocked the nation. Was this a hate crime, one perpetrated by a budding neo-Nazi whose masculinity was threatened by an effeminate gay kid who may have had a crush on him? Or was there even more to it? Looking beyond all the copious news coverage of this tragic event, this documentary tells the story of two victims: the deceased and the murderer. With keen insight, the film connects the human wreckage of Larry's and Brandon's troubled lives -- both physically abused, both from broken homes, and both searching for a sense of belonging. Formats: DVD. Extras: Deleted scenes, extended interviews. (Docurama/Cinedigm).

Vertigo BLU-RAY DEBUT (1958) Dir.: Alfred Hitchcock; James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes. Extras: "Obsessed With Vertigo: New Life for Hitchcock's Masterpiece," "Partners in Crime: Hitchcock's Collaborators," Hitchcock/Truffaut, foreign censorship ending, "The Vertigo Archives," restoration theatrical trailer, feature commentary with director William Friedkin, theatrical trailer, "100 Years of Universal: The Lew Wasserman Era." (Universal).

Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide (2010) Prepare to be corrupted and depraved once more with this definitive guide to the Video Nasties phenomenon -- a banning of certain films on video beginning in the 1980s that was one of the most extraordinary and scandalous eras in the history of British film. For the first time ever on DVD, trailers to all 72 films that fell foul of the Director of Public Prosecutions are featured with specially filmed intros for each title in a three-disc collector's edition box-set. Disc One, the era-defining and critically acclaimed documentary "Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship and Videotape" takes in the explosion of home video, the erosion of civil liberties, the introduction of draconian censorship measures, hysterical press campaigns and the birth of many careers born in blood and videotape, West's documentary also reflects on the influence this peculiar era still exerts on us today. Disc Two presents the 39 titles that were successfully prosecuted in UK courts and deemed liable to deprave and corrupt. These included: "Absurd," "Cannibal Holocaust," "The Driller Killer," "I Spit on Your Grave," "Nightmares in a Damaged Brain," "Snuff," and "Zombie Flesh-Eaters." Disc Three presents the 33 titles that were initially banned, but then subsequently acquitted and removed from the DPP's list. These included: "Death Trap," "Deep River Savages," "The Evil Dead," "Human Experiments," "The Toolbox Murders" and "Zombie Creeping Flesh." Formats: DVD, $29.98. (Severin Films/CAV Distributing).

We Always Lie to Strangers: The Incredible True Story of Branson, Missouri photo for We Always Lie to Strangers:  The Incredible True Story of Branson, Missouri (2014) Documentary is the story of family, community, music and tradition set against the backdrop of Branson, Missouri, one of the biggest tourist destinations in America. A remote Ozark Mountain town of just 10,500, Branson hosts more than 7.5 million tourists a year and generates nearly $3 billion in annual tourism revenue. At the heart of Branson's appeal are the more than 100 staged music shows that have earned the town the moniker of "the live music capital of the world" (its theaters boast more total seats than Broadway). These shows are well known for their traditional, family-style entertainment -- no profanity, no nudity, no gambling, healthy doses of gospel and respect for veterans. Crowds from around the country, and particularly from the Midwest, flock to Branson for this return to old-fashioned values. Stars closely associated with Branson include Dolly Parton, the Osmonds, the Oak Ridge Boys, the Lettermen, illusionist Rick Thomas, Neal McCoy, Yakov Smirnoff, Larry Gatlin, Mickey Gilley and many more. This documentary offers a peek behind the curtain, profiling four families who live and perform there: the Presleys, who first performed in 1967; Joe and Tamra Tinoco and their 4-year-old daughter; the Lennons, an extended entertainment clan whose members include the Lennon Sisters of "Lawrence Welk Show" fame; and Chip Holderman and Ryan Walton, a gay couple who perform in separate shows.Formats: DVD. (Virgil Films).

What's in a Name? (2013 -- France) Patrick Bruel, Valerie Benguigui, Charles Berling, Guillaume de Tonquedec, Judith El Zein. Fortysomething Vincent is about to become a father and, at a dinner with his sister, brother-in-law and a childhood friend, he announces the name for his future son. The scandalous name ignites a discussion that brings up unpleasant matters from the past in this ribald comedy. Formats: DVD. (First Run Features).

The Wheels on the Bus: A Day at the Farm (2013) Blends live-action, animation and puppetry -- including the voice of Roger Daltry (The Who) as Argon the Dragon -- for a musical adventure for children ages 1-5. Four episodes have Papaya, the fun-loving monkey, and his toucan friend, Mango, learn about different farm animals plus the importance of good nutrition and how to choose healthy foods. Formats: DVD, $9.98. (Entertainment One).

Witches of East End: The Complete First Season (2013) Three-disc set with 10 episodes, $29.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Falling Under Their Spell" featurette, Deleted scenes, gag reel, cat blooper reel. (Fox).

You, Me and Dupree BLU-RAY DEBUT (2006) Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson, Matt Dillon. Extras: "Dupree's Memoirs," spoof trailer, commentary with directors Anthony & Joe Russo, commentary with writer Michael LeSieur and producer Scott Stuber, alternate ending, deleted scenes, outtakes. (Universal).


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