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OnVideo's Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases

Tuesday, June 7 -- Monday, June 13

All DVD Releases

  • Zootopia

    photo for Zootopia "Zootopia" is Disney's latest smash animated comedy adventure (more than $1 billion worldwide boxoffice) that is a delight for the kiddies and -- despite a little too much silly cuteness -- won't bore parents who have to go along for the ride. The story takes place in the modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia, a city where all animals -- giant bears, moose, lions and elephants -- co-exist -- with sheep, deer, rabbits, and pigs, and follows a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox who must work together to uncover a conspiracy by unseen forces determined to use fear to take control of the city. It's all pretty innocuous and won't stand the test of time against such modern Disney "message" classics like "The Lion King" and "Beauty and the Beast," but the anthropomorphic cityscapes and situations are still fun to behold.Vitals: Director: Byron Howard, Rich Moore. Stars: Voices of Jason Bateman, Ginnifer Goodwin, Alan Tudyk, Idris Elba, Bonnie Hunt, Jenny Slate, J.K. Simmons, Shakira, Octavia Spencer. 2016, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 108 min., Animated Family, Box office gross: $318.022 million, Disney. Extras: "Scoretopia," in which Academy Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino spotlights five of cinema's greatest percussionists and how they brought an organic, animalistic sound to his music score; "Try Everything" Music Video by Shakira. Blu-ray adds "Zoology: The Roundtables" in-depth look at the movie's characters, animation, environments and more; "The Origin of an Animal Tale" feature-length documentary; "Research: A True-Life Adventure" documenting the filmmakers travels around the globe to find inspiration for the diverse characters and amazing city of Zootopia; "Z.P.D. Forensic Files": Find the movie's hidden Easter Eggs; "Deleted Characters" in which directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore introduce citizens of Zootopia who did not make the final cut; deleted scenes. 3 stars


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  • Hail Caesar!

    photo for Hail Caesar! "Hail Caesar!" continues Joel and Ethan Coen's deconstruction/reconstruction of Hollywood genres (following their takes on Westerns, spies , and music bios), here making a movie about moviemakers making movies, set in the dying days of the Golden Age of Hollywood. It's a comedy/satire filled with so many cinema memes you'll need a guidebook to keep track (see below). Ostensibly, the film follows a single day in the life of Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), head of production and "fixer" for Hollywood studio Capitol Pictures. When Baird Whitlock (George Clooney), the world's biggest star, is kidnapped by a group of disgruntled Communist screenwriters during production of the studio's latest swords-and-sandals epic, Eddie has to recover his leading man while simultaneously appeasing cowboy star Hobie Doyle (Alden Ehrenreich in a breakout performance), disgruntled director Laurence Laurentz (Ralph Fiennes), swimming sensation DeeAnna Moran (Scarlett Johansson) and song-and-dance superstar Burt Gurney (Channing Tatum), all the while manipulating a pair of rival sibling gossip columnists, Thora and Thessaly Thacker (Tilda Swinton). There's plenty of references to 1950s Hollywood, in particular post-WWII MGM: Josh Brolin's character, Eddie Mannix, is based on real-life studio "fixer" Eddie Mannix. Tatum is a stand-in for MGM star Gene Kelly, Johansson definitely is a clone of swimmer and MGM star Esther Williams, and Swinton is a perfect Hedda Hopper, a nasty Hollywood "journalist" who ruled the gossip columns for decades. The Coen's musical and dance production numbers (a tap dance sequence with Tatum, an aquatic spectacle with Johansson) are a marvel to behold, rivalling the best that Hollywood put out during those golden years. It's all a lot of fun and oh, so self-reflexive. A couple of sites have taken it upon themselves to annotate the characters in "Hail Caesar!" Check out an annotated "Hail Caesar!" trailer here, a post at Slate, and more comparisons at Den of Geek!. Vitals: Director: Joel and Ethan Coen. Stars: George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, Josh Brolin, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Alden Ehrenreich, Frances McDormand. 2016, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 106 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $30.080 million, Universal. Extras: "Directing Hollywood" behind-the-scenes featurette with the Coen Brothers and the all-star cast; "The Stars Align" featurette with the A-list talent -- George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, Josh Brolin, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Alden Ehrenreich, and Frances McDormand -- join the Coens to talk about the project, the secrets of the unique and zany characters they play and how the Hollywood of "Hail, Caesar!" differs from the Hollywood they know; "An Era of Glamour" with the film's production designer, costume designer and other key design professionals; "Magic of a Bygone Era": The film features two classic-in-the-making musical numbers: an aquatic spectacle featuring Scarlett Johansson and a rousing tap dance from Channing Tatum. The cast and crew explain the process of bringing these scenes to life, from costumes to choreography and everything in between. 3 stars

  • Anomalisa

    photo for Anomalisa Michael Stone, husband, father and respected author of "How May I Help You Help Them?" is a man crippled by the mundanity of his life. On a business trip to Cincinnati, where he's scheduled to speak at a convention of customer service professionals, he checks into the Fregoli Hotel. There, he's amazed to discover a possible escape from his desperation in the form of an unassuming Akron baked goods sales rep, Lisa, who may or may not be the love of his life. A beautifully tender and absurdly humorous dreamscape, from the brilliant minds of Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, this stop-motion animation wonder is a darkly comedic and surreal stop-motion journey of a man's long night of the soul. Vitals: Director: Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman. Stars: Voices of Jennifer Jason Leigh, David Thewlis, Tom Noonan. 2015, CC, MPAA rating: R, 90 min., Comedy-Fantasy, Box office gross: $2.648 million, Paramount. 3 stars

  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

    photo for 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Ripped from the headlines: As an American ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya, a six-man security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos. On Sept. 11, 2012, Islamic militants attack the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, killing Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and Sean Smith, an officer for the Foreign Service. Stationed less than one mile away are members (James Badge Dale, John Krasinski, Max Martini) of the Annex Security Team, former soldiers assigned to protect operatives and diplomats in the city. As the assault rages on, the six men engage the combatants in a fierce firefight to save the lives of the remaining Americans. Vitals: Director: Michael Bay. Stars: Pablo Schreiber, John Krasinski, Toby Stephens, James Badge Dale, Max Martini, David Denman, Dominic Fumusa. 2016, CC, MPAA rating: R, 144 min., Action Drama, Box office gross: $52.822 million, Paramount. Extras: "For the Record: Finding the Truth Amid the Noise," "Uncovering Benghazi's Secret Soldiers," "Preparing for Battle: Behind the Scenes of 13 Hours." 2 stars

  • The Other Side of the Door

    photo for The Other Side of the Door A family lives an idyllic existence abroad until a tragic accident takes the life of their young son. The inconsolable mother learns of an ancient ritual that will bring him back to say a final goodbye, and when she travels to an ancient temple, she discovers a door that serves as a mysterious portal between two worlds. But when she disobeys a sacred warning to never open that door, she upsets the balance between life and death. Vitals: Director: Johannes Roberts. Stars: Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeremy Sisto, Javier Botet, Sofia Rosinsky, Jax Malcolm, Logan Creran. 2016, CC, MPAA rating: R, 96 min., Horror, Box office gross: $2.987 million, Fox. Extras: Six deleted scenes, "Behind the Door" making-of featurette, still gallery. 2 stars



    Blu-ray Debuts

  • Le amiche (1955) (Criterion)
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Director's Edition (1982)

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All DVD Releases

The Abandoned (2016) Louisa Krause, Jason Patric, Mark Margolis. Desperate to get her life back on track, the unstable Streak (Krause) takes a job as a security guard, working the graveyard shift at a once upscale, now abandoned apartment complex. But on her first night on duty, she discovers a horrifying presence lurking deep within the bowels of the decaying building. With her nerves already on edge, Streak must confront demons both real and imagined as she struggles to keep a grip on her sanity. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Deleted scenes, alternate ending, theatrical trailer. (IFC Midnight/Scream Factory).

Anomalisa (2015) Voices of Jennifer Jason Leigh, David Thewlis, Tom Noonan. A darkly comedic and surreal stop-motion journey of a man's long night of the soul. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Paramount).

The Confirmation (2016) Clive Owen, Jaeden Lieberher, Maria Bello, Matthew Modine, Robert Forster, Tim Blake Nelson, Patton Oswalt, Stephen Tobolowsky. An out-of luck carpenter suddenly finds himself caring for his estranged son for a weekend while his ex-wife and her new husband head to a Catholic retreat. Neither father nor son is initially happy about the arrangement, but through a series of events the two start to see each other in a different light. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "A Father-Son Story: Inside the Characters of The Confirmation," "The Performances of The Confirmation" featurette. (Lionsgate).

photo forDetectorists, Series 2 Detectorists, Series 2 (2015) Two-disc set with six episodes of the BAFTA-award winning British series about the lives of two eccentric metal detectorists who spend their days plodding along ploughed tracks and open fields, hoping to unearth the fortune of a lifetime. The eccentric members of the Danebury Metal Detecting Club return in this critically acclaimed dramedy about two misfits searching for Saxon treasure in the English countryside. Andy (Mackenzie Crook) has completed his archaeology degree at last, but he worries about providing for his wife, Becky (Rachael Stirling), and newborn son -- while also trying to live up to the expectations of his imperious mother-in-law (Diana Rigg). Lance (Toby Jones), meanwhile, is still looking for love, and then someone unexpected walks into his life. The world of metal detecting proves just as tumultuous as their personal lives when a young German man enlists the DMDC to uncover a mysterious World War II plane wreck. Formats: DVD. Extras: Christmas Special episode, behind-the-scenes featurette, behind-the-scenes photo gallery. (Acorn Media).

Duck Dynasty: Season 9 (2015) Two-disc set with all 11 episodes, $19.98. From a Renaissance Faire-themed birthday party to a homegrown "frogging" competition to buying -- and losing -- a drone, the Robertson family shenanigans get even wackier as they continue building their empire of top-of-the-line duck calls and decoys. Formats: DVD. Extras: Never-before-seen-on-TV bonus features. (Lionsgate).

Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015 -- Germany/Canada) Dir.: Wim Wenders. Stars James Franco, Rachel McAdams, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Peter Stormare. Charts the emotional odyssey of a struggling novelist (Franco) whose life is turned upside down one wintry night following a fatal car accident. The incident sets him on a soul-searching, decades-long journey toward redemption, a quest that profoundly touches the lives of both his girlfriend (McAdams) and the accident victim's mother (Gainsbourg). Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (IFC Films).

The Fear of 13 (2015) Part confessional and part performance, this haunting psychological thriller of a documentary is a stylistically daring experiment in storytelling. Nick, a death row inmate, petitions the court to be executed. As he goes on to tell his story, it gradually becomes clear that nothing is quite what it seems. Nick spins his tale with all the twists and turns of classic crime drama, with a final shocking twist that casts everything in a new light. Formats: DVD. (First Run Features).

photo for The Funhouse Massacre The Funhouse Massacre (2015) Clint Howard, Courtney Gains, Scottie Thompson, Jere Burns, Robert Englund. On Halloween night, a group of the country's most notorious serial killers escape from Statesville Asylum and descend upon a giant funhouse whose theme is based on their different reigns of terror. The unsuspecting carnival patrons think that the carnage created at the park is just part of the show… until they become part of the main attraction. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Audio commentary with director Andy Palmer, producer Warner Davis and actors Clint Howard and Courtney Gains; Popcorn Talk's video commentary with director Andy Palmer and co-writers/co-stars Ben Begley and Renee Dorian (Blu-Ray only); "A Day on the Set"; production diaries; trailer. (Scream Factory).

Game of Thrones Steelbook Seasons 3 and 4 (2015) Collector's edition Blu-ray sets, $79,98 each. Each set features art designed by Elastic, the agency responsible for the series' Emmy Award-winning opening credits. Each photo for Game of Thrones Steelbook Seasons 3 and 4 Steelbook showcases a specific location that is significant to that season and includes usable magnets on packaging featuring Game of Thrones sigils and symbols. Season 1 packaging featured Winterfell and Season 2 the Lannisters in King's Landing. Season 3 will feature the magnet sigil of House Frey and their ancestral seat of the Twins -- the location of Season 3's infamous Red Wedding. The icy landscape of Castle Black and the Wal l-- where the brothers of the Night's Watch fend off an army of wildlings from the far north -- will grace the packaging of season 4 including a crow and Jon Snow's sword, Longclaw as the featured magnet. Also includes all of the bonus content from the previous Blu-ray sets. (HBO).

Hail Caesar! (2016) Dir.: Joel and Ethan Coen. Stars: George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, Josh Brolin, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Alden Ehrenreich, Frances McDormand. When the world's biggest movie star suddenly goes missing, it's up to a studio fixer to rescue him in this comic whodunit pulls back the curtain to reveal the backstage humor and drama of the movie industry during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Directing Hollywood" behind-the-scenes featurette with the Coen Brothers and the all-star cast; "The Stars Align" featurette with the A-list talent -- George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, Josh Brolin, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Alden Ehrenreich, and Frances McDormand -- join the Coens to talk about the project, the secrets of the unique and zany characters they play and how the Hollywood of "Hail, Caesar!" differs from the Hollywood they know; "An Era of Glamour" with the film's production designer, costume designer and other key design professionals; "Magic of a Bygone Era": The film features two classic-in-the-making musical numbers: an aquatic spectacle featuring Scarlett Johansson and a rousing tap dance from Channing Tatum. The cast and crew explain the process of bringing these scenes to life, from costumes to choreography and everything in between. (Universal).



photo for Jarhead 3; The Siege Jarhead 3: The Siege (2015) Dennis Haysbert, Charlie Weber, Scott Adkins. A group of Marines must protect a U.S. Embassy in the Middle East when it suddenly comes under attack from enemy forces. Assigned to protect a seemingly safe U.S. embassy in the Middle East, elite Marine Corporal Evan Albright (Charlie Weber) thought he wasn't going to see much action. But when a hostile, extreme militant group launches a surprise attack aimed at killing an embassy informant, Albright's team is caught off guard. Outgunned and outnumbered, Albright's routine assignment escalates into an all-out war. With national security at stake, an international crisis ensues. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Making Jarhead 3: The Siege." (Universal).

Journey to Space (2015) Narrated by Patrick Stewart, this IMAX documentary offers a sweeping overview of humanity's accomplishments in space, as well as our ongoing activities and future plans. "Journey to Space" puts into historical context the magnificent contributions made by the photo for Journey to Space Space Shuttle program and its intrepid space pioneers, using spectacular space footage (including unique views of Earth and operations in space). It also shows how the shuttle launched and assembled the International Space Station (ISS). Both programs have taught us how to live, build and conduct scientific experiments in space. The ISS will continue operating in space until 2024, building a foundation for the next giant leaps into space, concluding with a fascinating, realistic scenario of how astronauts will actually get to Mars, live there for long durations, and then return home after a two-and-a-half-year mission. Formats: Blu-ray Disc, 4K Ultra Blu-ray. (Shout! Factory).

Kill Your Friends (2015) Nicholas Hoult, James Corden, Georgia King, Craig Roberts. A 27-year-old misanthropic A&R executive is burning his way through London's music industry; fueled by greed and drugs, he's searching the globe for the next megahit as he freely indulges in an unending orgy of self-gratification. But as the hits dry up and the industry begins to change, the only way he's going to salvage his sagging career is by taking the concept of "cutthroat" to murderous new levels. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Cast and crew interviews. (Well Go USA ).

Kroll Show Season 3 (2015) Two-disc set with all 11 episodes. With unforgettable recurring characters like Bobby Bottleservice, the PubLIZity Girls, Ref Jeff, C-Czar and more, "Kroll Show" skewers our television-obsessed culture and the rabid fan base it breeds. Formats: DVD. (Paramount).

Le amiche (1955 -- Italy) This major early achievement by Michelangelo Antonioni bears the first signs of the cinema-changing style for which he would soon be world-famous. "Le amiche" (The Girlfriends) is a brilliantly observed, fragmentary depiction of modern bourgeois life, conveyed from the perspective of five Turinese women. As four of the friends try to make sense of the suicide attempt by the fifth, they find themselves examining their own troubled romantic lives. With suggestions of the theme of modern alienation and the fastidious visual abstraction that would define his later masterpieces such as "L'avventura," "L'eclisse" and "Red Desert," Antonioni's film is a devastating take on doomed love and fraught friendship. New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: New conversation with scholars David Forgacs and Karen Pinkus on the film's themes; new interview with scholar Eugenia Paulicelli on the importance of fashion in Antonioni's work; an essay by film scholar Tony Pipolo. (The Criterion Collection).

photo for Mr. Right Mr. Right (2016) Anna Kendrick, Sam Rockwell, Tim Roth, RZA, James Ransone, Anson Mount, Katie Nehra. Martha (Kendrick) has gone full-on manic since her latest breakup ... until she meets Francis (Rockwell). To anyone else, Francis's approach would come across as creepy, but Martha can't help but be intrigued. They seem a perfect match: she's bananas, he's bananas -- except he's a deadly sort of bananas. He's a professional assassin who unexpectedly kills the people ordering the hits. Otherwise they seem perfect together -- and Martha must decide whether to flee or join in the mayhem. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Universal/Focus Features).

Monsterland (2016) Josh LaCasse, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Eileen Dietz, Trent Haaga, John Franklin. A collection of nine horror shorts, each featuring different monsters killing off unlucky humans. The shorts are linked together by the conceit of a survivor of the Monster Apocalypse taking shelter in a movie theater to buy himself a few extra moments of precious life, where he grabs some popcorn and watches the feature. Formats: DVD, Digital. (RLJ Entertainment).

photo for Never Back Down: No Surrender Never Back Down: No Surrender (2016) Michael Jai White, Esai Morales, Tony Jaa, Nathan Jones, Josh Barnett, Gillian Waters. Latest entry in the franchise follows former MMA champion Case Walker (White) as he travels to Thailand to train a friend for a major fight. When things go bad, Case finds himself back in the cage for the fight of his life. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Sony).

No Home Movie (2016) The final film from groundbreaking auteur Chantal Akerman, "No Home Movie" is a portrait of her relationship with her mother, Natalia, a Holocaust survivor and familiar presence in many of her daughter's films. Includes a booklet with original essay by Kent Jones, director of the New York Film Festival: "At the center of Chantal Akerman's enormous body of work is her mother, a Holocaust survivor who married and raised a family in Brussels. In recent years, the filmmaker has explicitly depicted, in videos, books, and installation works, her mother's life and their own intense connection to each other. "No Home Movie" is a portrait by Akerman, the daughter, of Akerman, the mother, in the last years of her life. It is an extremely intimate film but also one of great formal precision and beauty, one of the rare works of art that is both personal and universal." Formats: DVD, VOD. (Icarus Films).

The Other Side of the Door (2016) Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeremy Sisto, Javier Botet, Sofia Rosinsky, Jax Malcolm, Logan Creran. After her young son is killed in a tragic accident, a woman learns of a ritual which will bring him back to say goodbye, but when she disobeys a sacred warning, she upsets the balance between life and death. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Six deleted scenes, "Behind the Door" making-of featurette, still gallery. (Fox).

Rizzoli & Isles: The Complete Sixth Season (2015-16) Four-disc set with all 18 episodes. Based on the best-selling crime thriller books by Tess Gerritsen, the crime series focuses on tough-as-nails Boston police detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon), who has an uncompromisingly brash and beautiful bull-in-a-china-shop approach to both cases and life, and the brilliant medical examiner from a privileged background, Dr. Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander), who may be the best-dressed science nerd in New England. In Season Six, Jane and Maura are put in charge of investigating a number of challenging criminal cases. The duo gets wrapped up in the world of competitive bass fishing when a leading champion tournament fisherman is killed. The team must solve the murder of a victim who is found buried in a shallow grave. When a teenage girl's body is found inside of a cage, the duo sets out to find her killer. Jane and Maura investigate the murder of a college student, who they learn had 32 girlfriends. The duo's detective skills are put to the test when they investigate the case of a dog trainer who is found dead at her home and the prime suspect is her champion Rottweiler. And Jane and Maura travel to Los Angeles to investigate a murder that has connections to Boston. Formats: DVD. Extras: "From the Shadows: A Criminal Revealed" featurette. (Warner).


Roots: The Complete Original Series BLU-RAY DEBUT (1977) The original broadcast of "Roots" -- which follows the inspiring story of Kunta Kinte (LeVar Burton), a West African teen who is captured and sold into slavery -- was watched by an estimated 140 million viewers total, more than half of the U.S. population, and was the largest viewership ever attracted by any television series at the time. This release marks the Emmy, Golden Globe and Peabody Award-winning series' 40th anniversary. Remastered in 1080p high definition from its original eight 1977 broadcast masters. Adapted from Alex photo for Roots: The Complete Original Series BLU-RAY DEBUT Haley's best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "Roots: The Complete Original Series" chronicles the expansion of Haley's own family across many generations. The eight-part series follows the legacy of Kinte, a young, 18th century African warrior who is brought to the United States and sold into slavery. The saga follows the generations of his descendants in the United States through the Civil War and beyond, and shows the heartbreaking struggles they face trying to survive slavery and attain their freedom. The all-star cast includes John Amos, Maya Angelou, Edward Asner, Lloyd Bridges, Georg Stanford Brown, LeVar Burton, Macdonald Carey, Olivia Cole, Gary Collins, Chuck Connors, Scatman Crothers, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Brad Davis, Sandy Duncan, Lynda Day George, Louis Gossett Jr., Lorne Greene, Moses Gunn, George Hamilton, Hilly Hicks, Burl Ives, Lawrence Hilton Jacobs, Carolyn Jones, Doug McClure, Ian McShane, Lynne Moody, Vic Morrow, Thalmus Rasulala, Robert Reed, Harry Rhodes, Richard Roundtree, Raymond St. Jacques, John Schuck, Paul Shenar, O.J. Simpson, Madge Sinclair, Beverly Todd, Cicely Tyson, Leslie Uggams, Ben Vereen, Ralph Waite, William Watson and Ren Woods. The series also will be available to own in Digital HD for the very first time via purchase from digital retailers on May 16. Extras: "Roots: The American Story Continues" (new featurette): Whoopi Goldberg, James Earl Jones, Blair Underwood, Debbie Allen, Tavis Smiley, Shonda Rhimes and Reverend Al Sharpton reveal how "Roots" impacted their lives and the thinking of the world; "The Cast Looks Back" (new featurette): Original cast members LeVar Burton, John Amos, Louis Gossett Jr., Ben Vereen, Cicely Tyson, Ed Asner, Sandy Duncan, Georg Stanford Brown and Lynne Moody share emotional stories about the 1976 filming of "Roots," and how making the miniseries changed their lives; "Crossing Over: How Roots Captivated an Entire Nation" featurette; "Connecting With the Past" featurette; "The Struggle to Make Roots" featurette; LeVar Burton's original screen test; Alex Haley Interview by David Frost; "Roots: One Year Later" featurette. (Warner).

The Shannara Chronicles Season One (2016) Three-disc set with 10 episodes of the lavish MTV fantasy series based on the 26-volume book series by Terry Brooks. Set thousands of years in the future, the series follows three heroes, Elf-Human hybrid Wil (Austin Butler), Elvin Princess Amberle (Poppy Drayton), and Human Rover Eretria (Ivana Baquero), as they embark on a quest to stop an evil Demon army from destroying the world. Formats: DVD. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette, "Meet the Characters," "Exploring New Zealand," Terry Brooks interview, "Making of the Dagda Mor." (Paramount).

A Stand Up Guy (2016) Danny A. Abeckaser, Michael Rapaport, Jay R. Ferguson, Ethan Suplee, Bob Saget, MacKenzie Meehan. A low-level mobster who decides to take a stab at stand-up comedy while hiding out in the Witness Protection Program unwittingly catches the attention of the mob when his open-mic set goes viral. Formats: DVD. (Sony).

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Director's Edition BLU-RAY DEBUT (1982) Digitally remastered in high definition with both Nicholas Meyer's Director's Edition and the original theatrical version. Extras: New, nearly 30-minute documentary, "The Genesis Effect: Engineering The Wrath of Khan," which details the development and production of this fan-favorite film through archival footage, photos and new interviews. Also includes more than two hours of previously released special features including multiple commentaries, original interviews with William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Ricardo Montalban and DeForest Kelley, explorations of the visual effects and musical score, a tribute to Ricardo Montalban, storyboards and much more. (Paramount).

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016) Pablo Schreiber, John Krasinski, Toby Stephens, James Badge Dale, Max Martini, David Denman, Dominic Fumusa. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "For the Record: Finding the Truth Amid the Noise," "Uncovering Benghazi's Secret Soldiers," "Preparing for Battle: Behind the Scenes of 13 Hours." (Paramount.

photo for Touched With Fire Touched With Fire (2016) Katie Holmes, Luke Kirby, Griffin Dunne, Bruce Altman, Christine Lahti. Holmes and Kirby star as two poets with bipolar disorders whose art is fueled by their emotional extremes. When they meet in a treatment facility, their chemistry is instant and intense, driving each other to new heights. They pursue their passion, which breaks outside the bounds of sanity and swings them from fantastical highs to tormented lows, until they ultimately must choose between sanity and love. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "The Making of Touched with Fire" featurette; audio commentary with writer-director Paul Dalio and producer/director of photography Kristina Nikolova, "A Conversation with Paul Dalio and Dr. Kay Jamison" featurette; deleted scene; photo gallery. (Lionsgate).

photo for Vinyl: The Complete First Season Vinyl: The Complete First Season (2016) Four-disc set with all 10 episodes. Drama series explores the drug- and sex-fueled music business of the 1970s New York at the dawn of punk, disco and hip-hop. Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale), the founder and president of American Century Records, is trying to save his company and soul without destroying everyone in his path. With his passion for music and discovering talent gone by the wayside, and American Century on the precipice of being sold, he has a life-altering event that reignites his love of music, but severely damages his personal life. The drama features an amazing all-star cast including Olivia Wilde and Ray Romano. Created by Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese and acclaimed author Rich Cohen and Academy Award nominee and multiple Emmy winner Terence Winter. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: "Making Vinyl: Recreating the 70s" featurette. "Inside the Episode" briefs, commentaries by Terence Winter, Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde. (HBO).

A War (2015 -- Denmark) Pilou Asbaek, Tuva Novotny, Dar Salim. Danish Company Commander Claus M. Pederson (Asbaek) is stationed in Afghanistan during the height of the war where he and his photo for A Warmen are caught in heavy crossfire. A split second decision by Pederson to attack a fortified compound in the hopes of saving the lives of his men leads to him facing charges of killing local civilians. With an unparalleled focus on authenticity, the film features real-life Danish soldiers, Taliban warriors, relatives and refugees. Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2016 Academy Awards. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: Interview with writer-director Tobias Lindholm, along with fascinating on-the-ground reactions from U.S. military members following a screening. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).

We Monsters (2015 -- Germany) Mehdi Nebbou, Ulrike C. Tscharre, Janina Fautz. After their teenage daughter Sarah confesses to the killing of her best friend Charlie, the recently separated Paul and Christine decide to hide the crime. Their collective guilt forces the family back together, creating a web of lies and deadly intentions with no way out. Formats: DVD.(First Run Features).

photo for When Calls the Heart: Heart of a Hero When Calls the Heart: Heart of a Hero (2016) The latest installment in the ongoing TV saga based on the work by Janette Oke ("The Love Comes Softly" series). New arrivals bring excitement, love and danger to Hope Valley. Pastor Frank has been reinstated following the revelation of his criminal past, but the arrival of his old cohorts, the Garrison Gang, are making life -- and his relationship with Abigail -- very tense. Bill Avery has his own debt to settle with Jake Garrison, and Jack intends to stay Bill's hand from killing the man. Meanwhile, Lee's foot injury brings a pretty nurse, Faith Carter from Hamilton ... and soon after, her possessive fiancé. And Jack rises to the defense of new settlers on Gowen's land when Gowen abruptly raises their rent.Formats: DVD. (Shout! Factory).

Zootopia (2016) Voices of Jason Bateman, Ginnifer Goodwin, Alan Tudyk, Idris Elba, Bonnie Hunt, Jenny Slate, J.K. Simmons, Shakira, Octavia Spencer. Buddy cop comedy about rookie rabbit officer Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) and scam-artist fox Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman) set in the wonderfully innovative animal metropolis of "Zootopia." Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 3D/Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, Disney Movies Anywhere (cloud). Extras: "Scoretopia," in which Academy Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino spotlights five of cinema's greatest percussionists and how they brought an organic, animalistic sound to his music score; "Try Everything" Music Video by Shakira. Blu-ray adds "Zoology: The Roundtables" in-depth look at the movie's characters, animation, environments and more; "The Origin of an Animal Tale" feature-length documentary; "Research: A True-Life Adventure" documenting the filmmakers travels around the globe to find inspiration for the diverse characters and amazing city of Zootopia; "Z.P.D. Forensic Files": Find the movie's hidden Easter Eggs; "Deleted Characters" in which directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore introduce citizens of Zootopia who did not make the final cut; deleted scenes. (Disney).


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