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OnVideo's Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases

Tuesday, June 9 -- Monday, June 15

All DVD Releases

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

    photo for Kingsman: The Secret Service Based upon the comic book; tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. Vitals: Director: Matthew Vaughn. Stars: Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Jack Davenport, Sofia Boutella, Corey Johnson, Jorge Leon Martinez, Sophie Cookson. 2015, CC, MPAA rating: R, 129 min., Action-Suspense, Box office gross: $125.659 million, Fox. 2 stars


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  • Project Almanac

    photo for Project Almanac When a brilliant high school student and his friends discover blueprints for a machine that can send them back in time, the possibilities seem endless. They rewrite history to win the lottery, ace exams, and party like there's no tomorrow. But by changing the past, they have threatened the future of our world. Can they undo the damage they have unleashed before it's too late? Vitals: Director: Dean Israelite. Stars: Jonny Weston, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Allen Evangelista, Ginny Gardner, Sam Lerner, Amy Landecker. 2015, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 106 min., Science Fiction, Box office gross: $22.348 million, Paramount. Blu-ray extras: Alternate opening, deleted scenes, alternate endings. 2 stars

  • Serena

    The year is 1929, and newlyweds George and Serena Pemberton travel from Boston to the North Carolina mountains where they plan to create a timber empire. Although George has already lived in the camp long enough to father an illegitimate child, Serena is new to the mountains -- but she soon shows herself to be the equal of any man, overseeing crews, hunting rattle-snakes, even photo for Serena saving her husband's life in the wilderness. Together this lord and lady of the woodlands ruthlessly kill or vanquish all who fall out of favor. Yet when Serena learns that she will never bear a child, she sets out to murder the son George fathered without her. Mother and child begin a struggle for their lives, and when Serena suspects George is protecting his illegitimate family, the Pembertons' intense, passionate marriage starts to unravel. "Serena" began filming in 2012, after Lawrence and Cooper finished "Silver Linings Playbook," but was put on the shelf until 2014, when it premiered at the London Film Festival. Vitals: Director: Susanne Bier. Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Toby Jones, Rhys Ifans. 2015, CC, MPAA rating: R, 109 min., Drama, Box office gross: $.156 million, Magnolia Pictures. Extras: Deleted scenes, "The Making of Serena," "Exploring the Production Design & Time Period," "Following the Screenwriting: Comparing the Film & the Novel," "Breaking Down the Set." 2 stars



    Blu-ray Debuts

  • Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers Collector's Edition (1988)
  • Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland Collector's Edition (1989)

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All DVD Releases

Beautiful & Twisted (2014) Rob Lowe, Paz Vega, Candice Bergen. Set in Miami against a backdrop of money, hotels and excess, the Lifetime melodrama is based on the true story of Ben Novack Jr. (Lowe), millionaire heir to the Fontainebleau Hotel fortune, whose brutal murder shook the city's elite to the core. In the aftermath of the killing, police untangle the sex, lies and payback behind Ben's marriage to his wife and former stripper, Narcy (Vega), who they identify as the prime suspect in the killing. Formats: DVD. (Sony).

photo for The Beginners Bible, Volume 2 The Beginners Bible, Volume 2 (2015) Three animated Bible tales: "The Story of Noah's Ark," "The Story of Creation" and "The Story of David and Goliath," $9.98. Formats: DVD. (StarVista Entertainment/Time Life).

Cupcakes (2013-- Israel) Anat Waxman, Dana Ivgy, Keren Berger, Yael Bar-Zohar. Eurovision parody featuring a feel-good soundtrack provided by Babydaddy from the Scissor Sisters. Set in contemporary Tel Aviv, six diverse best friends gather to watch the wildly popular UniverSong competition. Appalled by the Israeli entry, they decide to create their own and record it on a mobile phone. Unbeknownst to them, their performance is seen by the UniverSong judges and selected as Israel's entry for next year's competition. Features bright, Almodovar-esque styling coupled with catchy tunes. Formats: DVD. Extras: Theatrical trailer. (Strand Releasing).

The Facts Of Life: Season 6 (1984-85) Three-disc set with 26 episodes, $29.93. Season Six finds the girls dividing their time between working at Mrs. Garrett's gourmet food shop, Edna's Edibles, and exploring an ever-expanding world and all the challenges that lie ahead as they launch themselves into young photo for The Facts Of Life: Season 6 adulthood. Through it all (from a hurricane-battered spring break in Fort Lauderdale to a memorable night of cruising in Peekskill) Mrs. Garrett’s four young charges learn that the one thing you can always count on is friendship. Formats: DVD. (Shout! Factory).

Free the Nipple (2014) Lina Esco, Lola Kirke, Zach Grenier, Casey LaBow. Comedy-drama based on the real life movement that advocates for a woman's right to go topless in public -- just like a man. The movement has received high-profile support from celebrities including Miley Cyrus, Lena Dunham and Courtney Love, and has taken hold in major U.S. cities, including New York, where above-the-waist nudity is legal. With, an aspiring young New York journalist who gets fired by her newspaper when she pitches a story about the topless movement, is determined to do the story and focuses her energies on an activist, Liv, who has run topless around Wall Street. In the course of covering Liv's story, With becomes a close friend, and together the women begin an awareness campaign, aided by a public relations expert. Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).

Hart to Hart: The Final Season (2014) Six-disc set with all 22 episodes, $39.97. Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers return as glamorous gumshoes Jonathan and Jennifer Hart in the fifth and final season. Created by Sidney Sheldon, both a bestselling novelist ("Master of the Game," "Windmills of the Gods") and hit television producer ("I Dream of Jeannie," "The Patty Duke Show"), "Hart to Hart" is a smart and sexy detective drama featuring sparkling and witty dialogue, gorgeous costumes, and jet-setting thrills. Formats: DVD. (Shout! Factory).



photo for Healing Healing (2014 -- Australia) Hugo Weaving, Don Hany, Xavier Samuel, Mark Leonard Winter. At the tail end of a 16-year sentence, an inmate is sent to a low-security, pre-release prison with a special program that pairs men with injured game birds -- beautiful, proud eagles, falcons and owls -- to rehabilitate the broken men by giving them the responsibility for the rehabilitation of injured raptors. Formats: DVD. Extras: Making-of-featurette, deleted scenes, photo gallery. (Anchor Bay).

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Jack Davenport, Sofia Boutella, Corey Johnson, Jorge Leon Martinez, Sophie Cookson. Based upon the comic book; tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Fox)

Power Rangers Super Megaforce: Sky Strike (2014) Single disc with five episodes, $14.98. The Power Rangers are in for the fight of their photo for Power Rangers Super Megaforce: Sky Strike lives as they battle their greatest enemies yet -- dimension-hopping Professor Cog, Prince Vekar's mighty Armada Megazord, Emperor Mavro and his Royal Guard, and Damaras, the most lethal warrior in the universe. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Lionsgate).

Project Almanac (2015) Jonny Weston, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Allen Evangelista, Ginny Gardner, Sam Lerner, Amy Landecker. When a brilliant high school student and his friends discover blueprints for a machine that can send them back in time, the possibilities seem endless: They rewrite history to win the lottery, ace exams, and party like there's no tomorrow. But by changing the past, they threaten the future. Formats: DVD Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Alternate opening, deleted scenes, alternate endings. (Paramount).

Red Army (2015) The Cold War played out on the ice rink. Documentary about the Soviet Union and the most photo for Red Armysuccessful dynasty in sports history: the Red Army hockey team. Told from the perspective of its captain, Slava Fetisov, the story portrays his transformation from national hero to political enemy. The film examines how sport mirrors social and cultural movements and parallels the rise and fall of the Red Army team with the Soviet Union. It's an inspiring story about the Cold War played out on the ice rink, and a man who stood up to a powerful system and paved the way for change for generations of Russians.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted scenes, interview with hockey legend Scotty Bowman, Q&A with producer-writer-director Gabe Polsky and former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, commentary with Gabe Polsky and Werner Herzog, Toronto International Film Festival Q&A with Gabe Polsky. (Sony).

Serena (2015) Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Toby Jones, Rhys Ifans. The year is 1929, and newlyweds George and Serena Pemberton travel from Boston to the North Carolina mountains where they plan to create a timber empire. Although George has already lived in the camp long enough to father an illegitimate child, Serena is new to the mountains -- but she soon shows herself to be the equal of any man, overseeing crews, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving her husband's life in the wilderness. Together this lord and lady of the woodlands ruthlessly kill or vanquish all who fall out of favor. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted scenes, "The Making of Serena," "Exploring the Production Design & Time Period," "Following the Screenwriting: Comparing the Film & the Novel," "Breaking Down the Set." (Magnolia Pictures).


Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers Collector's Edition BLU-RAY DEBUT (1988) Pamela Springsteen, Renee Estevez, Brian Patrick Clarke, Walter Gotell. (Shout! Factory).

Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland Collector's Edition BLU-RAY DEBUT (1989) Pamela Springsteen, Tracy Griffith, Michael J. Pollard. (Shout! Factory).

Society photo for Society (1989) After producing Stuart Gordon's hit "Re-Animator," Brian Yuzna turned his hand to directing with 1989's "Society," and gave birth to one of the ickiest, most original body horror shockers of all time. Teenager Bill Whitney (Billy Warlock) has always felt like the odd one out in his wealthy, upper-class Beverly Hills family. For some reason, he just doesn't seem to fit in. But his sense of alienation takes a sinister turn when he overhears a surreptitious audio recording of his sister's coming-out party, which seems to implicate his family and others in a bizarre, ritualistic orgy. And then there are the strange things he's been seeing -- glimpses of people with their bodies contorted impossibly out of shape ... Is Billy going mad or is there something seriously amiss in his neighborhood? Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: Commentary with dIrector Brian Yuzna; "Governor of Society" with Brian Yuzna; "The Masters of the Hunt" with stars Billy Warlock, Devin Devasquez, Ben Meyerson and Tim Bartell; "The Champions of the Shunt" with FX artists Screaming Mad George, David Grasso and Nick Benson; Screaming Mad George music video; reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork; collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film, illustrated with original archive stills and posters. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).

The Swirl (2014) There was a time when interracial dating was a taboo practice that could lead to physical harm or even death. Today it seems to be of greater acceptance as with celebrity power couples Kanye West and Kim Kardashian or Ice-T and Coco. This documentary takes a comedic look at this serious topic by digging into the cultural shift in attitudes around interracial relationships.Formats: DVD. (Cinedigm).

Teen Wolf Season 4 (2014) Three-disc set with 12 episodes plus a collectable bestiary booklet, $29.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: Gag reels, "Weaponized" (extended episode), shirtless montage, SFX reel, "The Beasts of Beacon Hills." (Fox).

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Search for Splinter (2003) Three episodes from Season 1 of the 2003 series brought back to DVD at a bargain price ($9.99): "Things Change," "The Search for Splinter, Part 1" and "The Search for Splinter, Part 2." Formats: DVD. (Nickelodeon/Paramount).

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: NYC Showdown (2003) Three episodes from Season 1 of the 2003 series brought back to DVD at a bargain price ($9.99): "Return to New York, Part 1," "Return to New York, Part 2" and "Return to New York, Part 3." Formats: DVD. (Nickelodeon/Paramount).

Transporter: The Series -- The Complete Second Season (2014-15) Four-disc set with 12 episodes, $29.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: Four behind-the-scenes featurettes, three on-location featurettes, "The Making of Transporter: The Series Season 2." (Fox).


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