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OnVideo's Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases

Tuesday, August 4 -- Monday, August 10

All DVD Releases

  • The Divergent Series: Insurgent

    photo for The Divergent Series: Insurgent The second film in the "Divergent" franchise raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris's family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world. Vitals: Director: Robert Schwentke. Stars: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller, Maggie Q, Kate Winslet, Ansel Elgort, Zoe Kravitz, Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer. 2015, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 119 min., Action-Adventure, Box office gross: $128.384 million, Lionsgate. 3 stars


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  • Child 44

    photo for Child 44 After a friend's son is found dead, Soviet secret-police officer Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy) suspects his superiors are covering up the truth. When Leo dares to raise questions, he's demoted and exiled to a provincial outpost with his wife (Noomi Rapace). There, Leo soon discovers other mysterious deaths with similar circumstances and convinces his new boss (Gary Oldman) that a deranged serial killer is on the loose -- and must be stopped before he strikes again. Vitals: Director: Daniel Espinosa. Stars: Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Paddy Considine, Jason Clarke, Vincent Cassel. 2015, CC, MPAA rating: R, 137 min., Thriller, Box office gross: $1.224 million, Summit Entertainment/Lionsgate. Extras: "Reflections of History" featurette. 2 stars

  • Do You Believe?

    photo for Do You Believe? A dozen different souls -- all moving in different directions, all longing for something more. As their lives unexpectedly intersect, they each are about to discover there is power in the Cross of Christ ... even if they don’t yet believe it. When a local pastor is shaken to the core by the visible faith of an old street-corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a faith-fueled journey that powerfully impacts everyone it touches in ways that only God could orchestrate. Vitals: Director: Jonathan M. Gunn. Stars: Mira Sorvino, Sean Astin, Alexa PenaVega, Delroy Lindo, Andrea Logan White, Cybill Shepherd, Lee Majors, Ted McGinley, Brian Bosworth. 2014, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 115 min., Drama, Box office gross: $12.985 million, Pure Flix Ent. 2 stars

  • Far from the Madding Crowd

    photo for Far from the Madding Crowd Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, "Far From the Madding Crowd" is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love -- as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance. Vitals: Director: Thomas Vinterberg. Stars: Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge, Juno Temple. 2015, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 119 min., Dtama, Box office gross: $11.611 million, Fox. 2 stars



    Blu-ray Debuts

  • Blast From the Past (1999)
  • Free Willy (1993)
  • Innerspace (1987)
  • Night and the City (1950) (Criterion)

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All DVD Releases

A La Mala (2015 -- Mexico) Aislinn Derbez, Mauricio Ochmann, Luis Arrieta, Aurora Papile. The biggest Spanish-language movie of the year. After beautiful struggling actress Mala (Aislinn Derbez) is hired to flirt with -- and then dump -- a producer's handsome ex, she discovers that her acting skills may not be enough to save her from falling in love. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Lionsgate).

Alpha and Omega: Family Vacation (2015) Kate and Humphrey take their pups on their first family vacation and the wolves are ready for a relaxing getaway to Alfred Creek Falls -- until they discover trappers on their trail. To outwit the trappers and get to safety, Kate and Humphrey will need the help of a wild and wonderful group of animal friends in this unforgettable story of family togetherness. $14.98. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Lionsgate).

Black Box (2013) Brad Dourif, Jason London, Ray Park, Kevin Sorbo. Inside a mysterious black box lies the secret to one's desires. As the black box changes hands, each new owner must resist what he or she covets most or prepare to defend their salacious greed against an immortal assassin.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Lionsgate).

photo for Black & White: The Dawn of Assault Black & White: The Dawn of Assault (2012 -- Taiwan) Mark Chao, Ken Lin, Huang Bo, Angelababy. A big-screen prequel to the popular television series from Taiwan, "The Dawn of Assault" puts its own spin on the classic buddy cop formula with this outrageous actioner filled to the brim with over-the-top stunts, government conspiracies, and weapons of mass destruction. Suspended detective Wu finds himself back in the thick of things when he crosses paths with Triad member Xu, who’s looking to unload a stash of hot diamonds. When Xu’s deal turns into a shoot-out and the diamonds go missing, the cop and the criminal reluctantly join forces to retrieve them. Before long they find themselves not only to be the hunters, but the hunted as their mission escalates into something bigger and more dangerous than they'd ever expected. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "Making of Black & White: The Dawn of Assault," trailer. (Shout! Factory).

Blast From the Past BLU-RAY DEBUT (1999) Brendan Fraser, Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken, Sissy Spacek, Dave Foley. Extras: Trailer. (Warner).

The Casual Vacancy (2015) Three-part HBO miniseries based on the bestselling novel by J.K. Rowling. The show centers on Pagford, a seemingly idyllic English village with a cobbled market square and ancient abbey. Behind the pretty façade, however, is a town at war. The rich at war with the poor, children at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils. Stars Michael Gambon, Julia McKenzie, Keeley Hawes, Rory Kinnear, Rufus Jones, Emily Bevan, Simon McBurney, Monica Dolan, Abigail Lawrie.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: "An Introduction to The Casual Vacancy," "Adapting The Casual Vacancy," "Casting The Casual Vacancy." (Warner).

Child 44 (2015) Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Paddy Considine, Jason Clarke, Vincent Cassel. A disgraced member of the military police investigates a series of nasty child murders during the Stalin-era Soviet Union. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Reflections of History" featurette. (Lionsgate).

photo for The Comeback The Comeback (2005, 2015) "The Comeback", which premiered in 2005, was a 13-episode half-hour comedy series starring Lisa Kudrow, and created/executive produced by Michael Patrick King ("Sex and the City") and Kudrow, and executive produced by John Melfi ("Sex and the City") and Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal). Nine years after its debut, "The Comeback" returns as a six-episode limited series, with Lisa Kudrow reprising her Emmy-nominated role as Valerie Cherish. Kudrow stars once again as the embattled one-time TV "It Girl" Valerie Cherish: It's now 10 years later and Valerie has hired a student film crew to shoot footage she hopes will get the attention of Bravo, and put her back on the map. The new episodes of this "very meta" comedy series feature much of the original cast as well as celebrity guests (playing themselves: Seth Rogen, Sean Hayes, Conan O'Brien, Andy Cohen, Chelsea handler and others). This four-disc set features all 21 episodes from both seasons. Formats: DVD, $19.98. Extras: New deleted scenes and commentaries as well as the "Valerie Backstage at Dancing With the Stars" featurette and all of the commentaries from the Season 1 DVD release. (HBO).

The Dead Lands (2014 -- New Zerland) James Rolleston, Te Kohe Tuhaka, Lawrence Makoare. Hongi (Rolleston) -- a Maori chieftain's teenage son -- must avenge his father's murder in order to bring peace and honor to the souls of his loved ones after his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery. Vastly outnumbered by a band of villains, led by Wirepa, Hongi's only hope is to pass through the feared and forbidden Dead Lands and forge an uneasy alliance with the mysterious "Warrior," a ruthless fighter who has ruled the area for years. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: "The Making of The Dead Lands," "Exploring the Dead Lands: Creating a Traditional Maori World," theatrical premeire Q&A. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).

The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015) Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller, Maggie Q, Kate Winslet, Ansel Elgort, Zoe Kravitz, Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer. The second film in the "Divergent" franchise raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Lionsgate).

Do You Believe? (2015) Mira Sorvino, Sean Astin, Alexa PenaVega, Delroy Lindo, Andrea Logan White, Cybill Shepherd, Lee Majors, Ted McGinley, Brian Bosworth. When a pastor is shaken by the visible faith of a street-corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo. (Pure Flix Ent).

Far from the Madding Crowd (2015) Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge, Juno Temple. Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Fox).



Flamenco, Flamenco (2010 -- Spain) From legendary Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura comes this celebration of life, love, passion and, of course, dance. A sequel to his film "Flamenco" from 1995, "Flamenco, Flamenco" offers an impassioned collection of songs and dances, compiling 21 dazzling performances from an ensemble of gifted Spanish musicians, singers, and dancers. Much more than a dance documentary or musical story involving flamenco, "Flamenco, Flamenco" maintains two unique narrative elements to support its presentation. The first, a life journey, uses different styles of flamenco over the course of the film to present a cycle of birth, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, death and, finally, rebirth. The second element is light, which is interwoven with the first element, as the film progresses through a range of choreographed colors. The result is a sizzling concoction of flamenco-saturated light and life, all captured by Saura's master cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, a three-time Academy Award winner for his work on "Apocalypse Now," "Reds" and "The Last Emperor." Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Two featurettes and an interview with the director. (Music Box Films).

Free Willy BLU-RAY DEBUT (1993) Jason James Richter, Lori Petty, Jayne Atkinson, August Schellenberg, Michael Madse, Michael Ironside. Extras: Michael Jackson "Will You Be There? music video, "Whale Ballet," trailers. (Warner)

I Love Lucy: The Ultimate Season Two BLU-RAY (1952-53) Five-disc set with all 31 episodes of the series' second season in night-of-broadcast form with sponsor openings and closings that had originally aired from September 1952 to June photo for I Love Lucy: The Ultimate Season Two BLU-RAY 1953. Viewers also have the option of watching the program with the more traditional "heart" openings and closings without commercial interruptions. A highlight to the second season collection is the famous "Job Switching" episode, with the iconic scene of Lucy and Ethel scrambling to contain a chocolate factory conveyor belt. Viewers can experience the classic episode in multiple ways: the original black-and-white broadcast form with option for audio commentary, as well as the newly colorized version, which first aired on CBS December 7, 2014, and even in its rarely seen French-Canadian version, including unique opening and closing graphics and French-Canadian audio track. The collection also includes the groundbreaking "pregnancy episodes," including the touching moment at the Tropicana when Lucy breaks the news to Ricky that they are going to have a baby, and when "Lucy Goes to the Hospital," in which Lucy gives birth to their son. Formats: Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "I Love Lucy: The Movie, comprised of three season-one episodes edited together with additional interstitial material to form a seamless storyline; scenes from "Stars in the Eye," a CBS special from November 1952, featuring the "I Love Lucy" cast; an "I Love Lucy" comedy sketch originally presented on "The Red Show" in May 1953; select episode galleries; guest cast profiles; production notes,; radio broadcasts; much more. (CBS/Paramount).

Inner Demons (2014) Lara Vosburgh, Morgan McClellan, Colleen McGrann, Christopher Parker. When the teenaged daughter of a religious family transforms from straight-A student into heroin addict, her parents agree to allow a reality TV show crew to stage an intervention and document her recovery. But what they don't know is that she has been taking drugs to deal with the unnatural, evil feelings that have been growing inside of her. Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).

Innerspace BLU-RAY DEBUT photo for Into The Grizzly Maze (1987) Dennis Quaid, Martin Short, Meg Ryan, Kevin McCarthy. Extras: Commentary with director Joe Dante, filmmakers; trailer. (Warner).

Into the Grizzly Maze (2014) James Marsden, Thomas Jane, Piper Perabo, Billy Bob Thornton, Scott Glenn, Bart the Bear. After a relentless grizzly starts to wreak havoc on a small town, the sheriff heads into the forest to find his ecologist wife but instead crosses paths with his estranged, ex-con brother. They soon find themselves on the run from the massive killer bear. The hunted become the hunter in this thriller about the power of nature and the smell of blood. Formats: DVD. (Sony.

Lake Placid vs. Anaconda (2015) Yancy Butler, Corin Nemec, Robert Englund. The killer crocs from "Lake Placid" and giant snakes from "Anaconda" clash in this all-new creature feature. Anacondas large enough to crush an SUV. Crocodiles strong enough to leap onto speedboats. When they're not hunting for human prey, they're more than willing to take on each other. Get ready for a non-stop bloodbath in photo for Lake Placid vs. Anaconda this battle between mutated crocodiles and genetically engineered anacondas. Packed with hot sorority girls, big guns, and jaws massive enough to swallow a human in one bite, this is one screaming good time. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Sony).

A Little Chaos (2015) Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Matthias Schoenaerts, Stanley Tucci, Jennifer Ehle, Helen McCrory. Against all odds, an impoverished widow makes her mark in the glittering court of King Louis XIV of France. Winslet plays Sabine de Barra, a strong-willed and talented landscape designer who is chosen to build one of the main gardens at the new palace at Versailles in the court of King Louis XIV (Rickman). In her new position of power, she challenges gender and class barriers while also becoming professionally and romantically entangled with the court's renowned landscape artist, Andre Le Notre (Schoenaerts). Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Universal).

Little Loopers (2015) Gregg Bello, Doug Bilitch, Bakari Bolden. A down-and-out ex-golf pro is enlisted to coach the “Little Loopers” and with a boost of confidence from the kids, he not only guides photo for Little Loopers them all the way to the championship tournament, he manages to pull himself back together, ultimately making it back onto the pro-tour and winning the heart of the lovely club director to boot.Formats: DVD, Digital. (Cinedigm).

Looney Tunes Rabbits Run (2015) New, original animated film has New York City cabbie Bugs Bunny getting embroiled in a scheme surrounding the invention of a highly-sought after invisibility spray, taking him on a mad-cap adventure throughout New York and to Paris. Joining Bugs is a lineup of favorite Looney Tunes characters including Speedy Gonzalez, Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck, Pepe Le Pew, Foghorn Leghorn and many others. Formats: DVD, $19.98. (Warner).

Madame Bovary (2015) Mia Wasikowska, Laura Carmichael, Ezra Miller, Paul Giamatti, Rhys Ifans. Set in Normandy, France, Madame Bovary is Gustave Flaubert's classic story of Emma Bovary (Mia Wasikowska), a young beauty who impulsively marries small-town doctor, Charles Bovary (Henry Lloyd-Hughes), to leave her father's pig farm far behind. But after being introduced to the glamorous world of high society, she soon becomes bored with her stodgy husband and mundane life, and seeks prestige and excitement outside the bonds of marriage. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Alchemy).

photo for The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: The Complete First Season The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: The Complete First Season (1964-65) Ten-disc set with 29 remastered episodes, $24.98. The Man From U.N.C.L.E. has captured the hearts of its viewers since its premiere in 1964. This critically-acclaimed series was the first successful spy show on American television and one of the first series to become an international phenomenon. In this hit spoof of the spy genre, actors Robert Vaughn and David McCallum play top agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin who use their charm, wit, and a never-ending assortment of gadgets to defend the world from evil, chaos and bad taste (U.N.C.L.E. stands for the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement). The successful series also stars Leo G. Carroll as Alexander Waverly and features guest stars such as William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Kurt Russell, Ricardo Montalban and longtime comedy favorite Ken Murray. From trying to save the world from fear gas to trying to save themselves from a pack of bloodthirsty cheetahs, these serious spies bring the suspense and fun to life. You may even forget it's in black and white. This set is timed for the August 14 theatrical release of "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." starring Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Hugh Grant and Alicia Vikander. Formats: DVD. (Warner).


Night and the City (1950) Two-bit hustler Harry Fabian (Richard Widmark) longs for a life of ease and plenty. Trailed by an inglorious history of go-nowhere schemes, he tries to hatch a lucrative plan with a famous wrestler. But there is no easy money in this underworld of shifting alliances, bottomless graft, and pummeled flesh -- and Fabian soon learns the horrible price of his ambition. Luminously shot in the streets of London while Hollywood blacklisters back home were closing in on director Jules Dassin, "Night and the City," also starring Gene Tierney, is film noir of the first order, and one of Dassin's crowning achievements. In a new 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Alternate presentation of the 101-minute British version of the film, audio commentary from 2005 with film scholar Glenn Erickson, interview with director Jules Dassin from 2005, excerpts from a 1972 television interview with Dassin, comparison of the scores for the British and American versions of the film, trailer, an essay by film scholar Paul Arthur. (The Criterion Collection).

Orphan Black: Season Three (2015) "Orphan Black" follows outsider, orphan and street-wise chameleon Sarah. After witnessing a woman's suicide, Sarah assumes the stranger's identity - who happens to look just like her. Expecting to solve all her problems by cleaning out the dead woman's savings, Sarah is instead photo for Orphan Black: Season Three thrust headlong into a kaleidoscopic mystery as she realizes the dizzying truth - she and the dead woman are clones. As Sarah searches for answers, she discovers the chilling fact that there are more people like her out there - genetically identical individuals who were planted in unsuspecting birth parents and nurtured in completely different circumstances. With no idea who created the clones, she'll need to discover the reason in a hurry as an assassin is killing them one by one. In the 10-episode Season Three, after neutralizing the threat by the DYAD Institute and the ruthless clone Rachel, Project Leda clones Sarah, Alison, Cosima and Helena are finally all united in their journey towards the truth of who and what they are. But new discoveries that include Helena's kidnapping, a book that could contain the answers to their existence, and the most shocking discovery of them all -- a set of treacherous militaristic male clones with an unknown agenda -- will test how tight their new bonds are. Formats: Three-disc DVD: $29.98, two-disc Blu-ray Disc: $34.98. Extras: "Creating the Castor Clones," a glimpse of a day in the life of actor Ari Millen, and the origins of the male clones; "The Rendition Camp: Behind the Walls," a tour around the elaborate rendition camp soundstage led by co-creator John Fawcett, cinematographer Aaron Morton and VFX supervisor Geoff Scott; "Dissecting the Scenes," the cast and crew of "Orphan Black" pull back the curtain to reveal the magic of creating Season Three's four-clone scenes; "The Look of Orphan Black," cinematographer Aaron Morton and director John Fawcett describe how they devised the distinctive look of "Orphan Black" and how it's developed over the last three seasons; "Team Hendrix: Rockin' the Suburbs," Tatiana Maslany and Kristian Bruun dig into the strange appeal of the annual Alison/Donnie episodes; blooper reel featuring outtakes from the season. (BBC Home Entertainment).

photo for Peppa Pig: School Bus Trip Peppa Pig: School Bus Trip (2015) Airing on Nick Jr., Peppa is a loveable, cheeky little piggy who lives with her younger brother George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig. Peppa s favorite things include playing games, dressing up, days out and jumping in muddy puddles. Her adventures always end happily with loud snorts of laughter. Ten episodes including the title episode, in which Madame Gazelle takes Peppa and her friends on a field trip to the mountains, where there's a fantastic view, Peppa and her friends have fun hearing echoes, have a picnic, and sing their favorite songs on the bus ride home. Includes a Scholastic Mini Book. Formats: DVD: $19.98. (Entertainment One).

Phantom Halo (2014) Luke Kleintank, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Sebastian Roche, Jordan Dunn, Tobin Bell, Rebecca Romijn, Gbenga Akinnagbe. Warren Emerson, once a master Shakespearean actor, is now a gambling drunk. Puck-like Samuel enchants crowds of passersby by reciting the Shakespeare monologues his father Warren all but beat into him, while his brother Beckett, a master pickpocket, makes his way through the unsuspecting crowd. When Warren gets in deep with a loan shark, his sons need to find a way to escape, and like Samuel's beloved, Phantom Halo, they must break free from the mud that traps them. Formats: DVD. (ARC Entertainment).

The Salvation (2014) Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Mikael Persbrandt, Douglas Henshall, Jonathan Pryce. When he lays waste to the scoundrels who killed his wife and son, a Danish ex-soldier incurs the wrath of a sadistic gang leader hell-bent on hunting him down. Jon (Mikkelsen), a former Danish soldier who survived the 1864 war against Prussia and Austria, has moved to America's frontier to start a peaceful new life. It's now 1871 and Jon and his brother Peter (Persbrandt) welcome Jon's wife and son to the New World. Unfortunately, things go very badly, and Jon winds up doing battle with Delarue (Morgan), a brutal strongman who has the whole town in his pocket. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (IFC Films/MPI Media Group).

Sgt. Bilko/The Phil Silvers Show: Season 3 (1957-58) Five-disc set with 37 episodes, $34.93. Season 3 finds the lovable and crafty Sgt. Bilko continuing to work a seemingly never-ending string of get-rich-quick schemes out of the Fort Baxter motor pool and under the nose of his beleaguered superior, Colonel Hall (Paul Ford). Co-starring Harvey Lembeck and Allan Melvin, and featuring guest appearances by future television legends such as Dick Van Dyke and Alan Alda, "Sgt. Bilko/The Phil Silvers Show: Season 3" represents some of the finest comedy of television’s golden age. Formats: DVD. (Shout! Factory).

photo for Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal (2015 -- China) Bei-Er Bao, Winston Chao, Kun Chen. Depicts legendary hero Zhong Kui, a fabled warrior with mysterious powers, who is forced to conquer the realms of Heaven and Hell to save his people and the woman he loves. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. Extras: Making of featurette, trailer.(Well Go USA).

Strike Back: Cinemax Season 3 (2013) Three-disc set with all 10 episodes of Cinemax's first scripted primetime drama series. A high-octane, globe-spanning thriller, "Strike Back" focuses on two members of Section 20, a secret British anti-terrorist organization: Michael Stonebridge (Philip Winchester), a consummate British soldier still struggling to overcome tragedy in his life, and Damien Scott (Sullivan Stapleton), a disgraced U.S. Delta Force operative who has found redemption with S- 20. In Season 3, the series has a true global canvas, opening in Colombia - with parallel missions in Beirut, Budapest, Russia, and Germany -- and following a trail of drug money that photo for Strike Back: Cinemax Season 3 is funding terrorists in the Middle East. A continuation of the six-episode series that aired on Sky TV in the UK in 2010. Formats: DVD: $29.98, Blu-ray Disc: $39.98, Digital. Extras: Nine "How to Strike Back" featurettes, three commentaries. (HBO).

Toolbox Murders 2 (2015) Chauntal Lewis, Bruce Dern, Brian Krause, Clifton Powell, Chris Doyle, Ethan Phillips. Follow-up to the 2004 Tobe Hooper-directed slasher. Hollywood is turned upside down by a series of strange and horrific murders creating chaos and turmoil in tinsel town. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Trailer. (Scream Factory).

True Story (2015) James Franco, Jonah Hill, Felicity Jones. After journalist Michael Finkel (Hill) is fired from The New York Times for embellishing a story, he learns that accused murderer Christian Longo (Franco) has been claiming to be him. Hoping this story will save his career, Finkel begins interviewing Longo in prison. But soon, the men find themselves in an eerie game of cat and mouse. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Alternate ending, deleted scenes, Mike Finkel featurette, "Who is Christian Longo?" "The Truth Behind True Story," "The Making of True Story," commentary by director Rupert Goold, gallery. (Fox).

photo for When Calls the Heart: Heart of the Family When Calls the Heart: Heart of the Family (2015 -- TV) Latest episode in the nostalgic Hallmark series about Elizabeth Thatcher, a young school teacher from a wealthy Eastern family who migrates from the big city to teach school in a small coal mining town in the west. The love story blooming in Hope Valley continues. Elizabeth returns in time for the school semester to begin and immediately volunteers to look after a neighbor's rural homestead ... and his two children, an undertaking which proves to be a bigger chore than she'd imagined. But when Jack lends a hand, and they wind up chatting by the fire, all seems right in Hope Valley and the world. Meanwhile, in Hamilton, Bill Avery sets about busting a counterfeiting ring wide open, an endeavor which surprisingly leads him to Hope Valley, where he mysteriously declines Jack's help. But Bill isn't the only big-town visitor: Elizabeth is even more surprised to see her former suitor, Charles Kensington, standing right in the middle of her schoolhouse. Formats: DVD: $14.93. (Shout! Factory.

When the Checks Stop Coming In (2014) A candid investigation into the lives of black celebrities as they fall from fame and fortune to poverty. It's the life of a celebrity: One minute you're singing to an audience of thousands, playing to an arena of screaming fans, or performing on television for millions of viewers. The accolades are coming fast and furious and the money is pouring in. You think that the dream that you're living is never going to end, but then you wake up one day and all your money and your livelihood is gone. Your worst nightmare has come true and you're broke, the groupies are gone and the lifestyle has dried up. A look behind the curtain to explore how even the most seasoned and celebrated celebrities have lost it all -- due to lavish lifestyles, poor financial management, child support, tax evasion -- including Toni Braxton, Antione Walker, TLC, Wesley Snipes, Allen Iverson, MC Hammer, Dennis Rodman. Formats: DVD. (Cinedigm).

The White Storm (2013 -- Hong Kong) Louis Koo, Nick Cheung, Sean Lau. Three lifelong friends working in the Hong Kong Police Department's Narcotics Bureau get caught up in a case with Southeast Asia's most powerful drug lord. When the sting operation fails, they are forced to make a devastating decision -- two can live but one must die. Five years later, the two remaining men vow revenge for their fallen friend, but then they end up competing against each other for their own lives. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Lionsgate).

Wyrmood: Road of the Dead (2014) Jay Gallagher, Bianca Bradey, Leon Burchill, Luke McKenzie. In the aftermath of a comet breaking up over Earth, most of the planet's population quickly succumbs to a strange disease photo for Wyrmood: Road of the Dead which turns them into "zombies." Few survive, and those who do, quickly discover all existing fuel sources have been rendered useless by the plague. Trapped in a wilderness teeming with the living dead, one of the survivors, Barry, has lost everything except his sister, Brooke. But Brooke is kidnapped by a gang of paramilitary thugs and dragged off to a terrifying medical lab run by a psychotic "doctor" who is performing deranged experiments on plague survivors. As Brooke struggles to devise an escape plan, she realizes that the doctor's experiments have given her strange powers over his zombie captives. Unaware of his sister's new powers, Barry teams up with fellow survivors to rescue her and protect what family he has left. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc,. Extras: Audio commentary with writers the Roache-Turner brothers, "The Wyrmdiaries: Behind the Scenes of Wyrmwood" featurette, "Crowdfunding Videos: Wyrmwood Production Pitch," deleted scenes, seven minute teaser scene, storyboards by director Kiah Roache-Turner, theatrical trailer. (IFC Midnight/Scream Factory).


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