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OnVideo's Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases

Tuesday, August 12 -- Monday, August 18

All DVD Releases

  • Muppets Most Wanted

    photo for Two Frogs! One Pig! Intrigue! Music! Mayhem! Muppets! Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Animal and the entire Muppets gang head out on a world tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe's most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine -- the World's Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit -- and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two (Ricky Gervais). Kermit is put behind bars at the mercy of prison warden Nadya (Tina Fey), and Constantin takes his place. As Constantine and Dominic plot the robbery of the century, they're pursued by Sam Eagle and Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon (Ty Burrell). Will Constantine get away with his nefarious scheme? Will Kermit escape in time to save the day? With guest cameos by Tony Bennett, Sean Combs, Rob Corddry, Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Salma Hayek, Ray Liotta, Ross Lynch, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christoph Waltz and more. Extras: "I'll Get You What You Want" music video performed by Bret McKenzie. Blu-ray adds "The Unnecessarily Extended Cut" featuring 12 minutes of exclusive scenes not seen in theaters; "The Statler and Waldorf Cut," "The Longer Longest Blooper Reel in Muppets History," "Rizzo's Biggest Fan." Vitals: Director: James Bobin. Stars: Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, The Great Gonzo, Animal, Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey. 2014, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 107 min., Family, Box office gross: $50.012 million, Disney. 3 stars


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  • Locke

    A tour-de-force performance for Tom Hardy as Ivan Locke, a successful construction foreman on his way home one night when he discovers that a woman he had had a fling with is going into premature labor; he decides to abandon his family and travel to London to be with her, but first he has to coach a co-worker about a massive concrete pour in Birmingham the next day as well as talk to his wife and lover. The entire film takes place in Locke's car during his two-hour drive to London. Extras: "Ordinary Unraveling: Making Locke" featurette, commentary with writer-director Steven Knight. Vitals: Director: Steven Knight. Stars: Tom Hardy, Ruth Wilson, Andrew Scott, Olivia Colman, Tom Holland, Ben Daniels. 2014, CC, MPAA rating: R, 85 min., Drama/Suspense, Box office gross: $.523 million, Lionsgate. 3 stars

  • A Haunted House 2

    photo for Marlon Wayans returns in this outrageous and wickedly funny sequel as Malcolm who, after exorcising the demons of his ex, is starting fresh with his new girlfriend (Jaime Pressly) and her two children. But after moving into their dream home, he's once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events. Extras: Deleted and extended scenes; commentary with actor/co-writer/producer Marlon Wayans, director Michael Tiddes and co-writer/producer Rick Alvarez. Vitals: Director: Michael Tiddes. Stars: Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly, Essence Atkins, Gabriel Iglesias, Missi Pyle, Ashley Rickards, Affion Crockett, Steele Stebbins, Rick Overton. 2014, CC, MPAA rating: R, 86 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $16.846 million, Universal. 2 stars

  • Frankie & Alice

    photo for The remarkable true story of an African American go-go dancer named Frankie (Halle Berry) who has dissociative identity disorder (DID); she struggles to retain her true self while fighting against two very unique alter egos: a seven-year-old named "Genius" and a Southern white racist woman named "Alice." In order to stop the multiple voices in her head, Frankie works with a psychotherapist (Stellan Skarsgard) to uncover and overcome the mystery of the inner ghosts that haunt her, and the truth that is locked inside her mind. Extras: "The Making of Frankie & Alice with Halle Berry" featurette. Vitals: Director: Geoffrey Sax. Stars: Halle Berry, Stellan Skarsgard, Phylicia Rashad, Chandra Wilson, Rosalyn Coleman, Joanne Baron, Brian Markinson. 2014, CC, MPAA rating: R, 101 min., Drama, Box office gross: $.693 million, Lionsgate. 2 stars


    Blu-ray Debuts

  • Black Angel (Senso '45) (2002 -- Italy)
  • Elvis: That's The Way It Is (1970)
  • Love Streams (1984) (Criterion)
  • Santa Sangre (1989)
  • The Toxic Avenger (1984)
  • Viva Las Vegas 50th Anniversary (1964)

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All DVD Releases

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad BLU-RAY DEBUT (1949) Voices of Bing Crosby, Basil Rathbone. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo, DVD, Digital. (Disney).

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad/Fun and Fancy Free 2-Movie Collection Blu-ray/DVD Combo. (Disney).

Agency of Vengeance: Dark Rising (2014) Brigitte Kingsley, Landy Cannon, Michael Ironside, Julia Schneider, Angel Williams, aka Angelina Love, of TNA Wrestling fame. When the "Rising Dark Agency," a black ops division of the Government, suspects that a sudden surge of supernatural activity and violent attacks on Earth are the work of an evil Demon-God capable of destroying worlds, it must call upon the services of super soldier Summer Vale (Brigitte Kingsley) to solve the mystery and prevent the coming apocalypse. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Level 33 Entertainment).

Arthur Goes Back to School (2014) Four "back-to-school" tales based on the children's books by Marc Brown that chronicle the adventures of eight-year-old Arthur through engaging, emotional stories that explore issues faced by real kids. Aimed at viewers four to eight. Episodes: "To Eat or Not to Eat," "S.W.E.A.T.," "Baseball Blues" and "Brain's Biggest Blunder." Formats: DVD, $9.99. Extras: Printable coloring pages and activities. (PBS Distribution).

Bedknobs and Broomsticks BLU-RAY DEBUT (1971) Voices of Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital. (Disney).

photo for Bitten: The Complete First Season Bitten: The Complete First Season (2014) Four-disc set with 13 uncut episodes, including footage not seen on U.S. Television. Based on the "Otherworld" novels by best-selling author Kelley Armstrong, the series stars Laura Vandervoort as Elena Michaels, the world's only female werewolf. Desperate to escape both a world she never wanted to be part of and the man who turned her into a werewolf, Elena abandons her pack and takes refuge in a new city, starting over with a new romance and a successful photography career. But when bodies turn up in the werewolf sanctuary, Elena is torn between the life she's building and the wild and dangerously unpredictable one she thought she left behind. Formats: DVD: $39.98, Blu-ray Disc: $49.98. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette, deleted scenes, split screen stunt choreography, commentary with producers and Laura Vandervoort. (Entertainment One).

Black Angel (Senso '45) BLU-RAY DEBUT (2002) Anna Galiena, Gabriel Garko. In 1945 Italy, Livia, the bored wife of an Italian official, recalls the taboo affair she has been having with a much younger Nazi lieutenant. The elation of her middle-aged sexual awakening is soon diminished when she discovers that her lover's intentions are far from honest. By maestro-of-erotica Tinto Brass with a score by Ennio Morricone. Extras: "The Making of Black Angel," "Black Angel" promo, theatrical trailer, photo video gallery, motion picture soundtrack. (Cult Epics/CAV Distributing).

The Blacklist: The Complete First Season (2013-14) Five-disc set with 22 episodes. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentary on select episodes, "The Insider: Making Season One" featurette, "Beyond the Blacklist" behind-the-scenes look at all 22 episodes. Blu-ray adds "Inception: Making the Pilot," "Rogue's Gallery: Villains," seven-part "Character Dossiers." (Sony).

Bloodsucking Freaks (1976) Seamus O'Brien, Seamus O'Brien, Viju Krem, Niles McMaster. A bizarre Off-Broadway theatre of the macabre, operated by a deranged impresario, stages tortures, dismemberments, and other gruesome acts that appear to be faked. When people begin disappearing off the streets of Manhattan, the twisted truth begins to chillingly sink in: these horrifying bloodcurdling acts are not theatrical at all. Formats: Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentary, interviews with Eli Roth and Chris Jericho, trailers, Tromatic Extras. (Troma Entertainment).

photo for Boredom Boredom (2014) According to The Gates Foundation, 47% of U.S. high school dropouts claim they were bored. In 2010, researchers at the University College of London put forth that employees in boring jobs have a 40% higher mortality rate. But what is boredom and where does it come from? Can one really be "bored to death'? And how can you fight it? In this documentary, award-winning director and investigative journalist Albert Nerenberg poses these essential questions, asks why the subject of boredom has been so religiously avoided and shows that boredom isn't what you think it is. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "A Revolutionary Accelerated Unboring Version for the Easily Bored. Really!" "Stages of Boredom" featurette, "The Mountain That Boredom Built" featurette. (TDC Entertainment).

Breathe In (2014) Guy Pearce, Felicity Jones, Amy Ryan, Mackenzie Davis. A middle-aged music teacher, bored and restless with his life and marriage, is reinvigorated when a teenage British exchange student and piano prodigy comes to stay with the family. The mutual attraction between teacher photo for The Crown and the Dragon and student is immediate, and when their shared passion for music progresses to passion for each other, the forbidden relationship threatens to destroy everything. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Cohen Media Group).

The Crown and the Dragon (2013) Amy De Bhrun, Claire Cordingley. Independently produced Kickstarter crowd-sourced swords-and-sorcerers movie that later inspired a fantasy novel of the same name. In a war-torn country that is plagued by a vicious dragon, Elenn, a noblewoman, accompanies her aunt on a mission to bring an ancient relic to the secret coronation of the rightful king. When her aunt is murdered on the road, Elenn must take her aunt's place at the coronation and hires a smuggler to escort her across the volatile country. Elenn must find within herself the strength to fulfill her aunt's calling to free the people, and become the Paladin -- the long foretold dragon slayer. Formats: DVD. (Cinedigm).

photo for Decline of an Empire Decline of an Empire (2014) Nicole Keniheart, Peter O'Toole, Joss Ackland, Steven Berkoff, Edward Fox. Hoping to find his missing childhood friend, Constantine joins the Roman army, finding instead success in battle that propels him to become emperor of the Western Roman Empire, eventually pitting him against Eastern Emperor Maxentius, who has imprisoned his friend, leading to an all-out war between East and West. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette. (Lionsgate).

The Devil's Ride: Season 2 (2013) Two-disc set with eight episodes of the Discovery Channel's motorcycle club series. When the Laffing Devils strike out against Sinister Mob, the once-dominating San Diego club faces chaos and defeat in a fight for survival. In preparation for battle, both clubs set out to do whatever it takes to strengthen and straighten up their armies, as dismembered bikes are discovered and risky races are run. Formats: DVD, $29.93. (Cinedigm).

Devo -- Men Who Make the Music/Butch Devo & the Sundance Gig (2014) "The Men Who Make the Music" (1989) combines concert footage from Devo's 1978 tour with music videos and interstitials featuring a vague "story" about Devo's rocky relationship with "Big Entertainment." The film was originally shelved by Time Life due to concerns about its anti-music industry content. "Butch Devo and the Sundance Gig" documents the group's January 1996 gig closing the Sundance Film Festival. According to the group, "We wore 20s style prison suits and dished out classic Devo songs to an unsuspecting audience of Hollywood elite." Available for the first time on DVD (the original VHS version sells for hundreds of dollars). Formats: DVD, $14.95 (MVD Visual).



photo for Disneynature's Bears Disneynature's Bears (2014) Showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life's most important lessons. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, Disney Movies Anywhere (cloud). Extras: "Welcome to Alaska," "A Guide to Living With Bears," "How Did They Film That? "Carry On" music video by Olivia Holt. (Disney).

Eleanor's Secret (2009 -- France) Voices of Jeanne Moreau, Pierre Richard, Paul Bandey, Pascal Berger, Lorant Deutsch. Wonderfully animated film about a boy -- who doesn't know how to read -- who discovers a magical book collection in the house bequeathed to his family by his eccentric old aunt. The books are a shelter for all the heroes found in children's literature -- Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio, The Jungle Book, Puss in Boots, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood -- and if they leave the library, they will disappear along with their stories forever. When his parents start selling off the books, the boy must learn to read so he can recite a magical inscription to save the characters for future generations. With the original French audio track and a dubbed English track. Formats: DVD. (GKIDS/Cinedigm).

photo for lvis: That's The Way It Is BLU-RAY DEBUT Elvis: That's The Way It Is BLU-RAY DEBUT (1970) This ground-breaking film documents Elvis Presley's Summer Festival in Las Vegas during August 1970; it was his first return to live performances after 13 years of making clunky musicals. A two-disc Blu-ray/DVD special edition premium Digibook newly remastered with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack. Includes rare, behind-the-scenes photos. Released to coincide with this year's Elvis Week, which will be held August 9-August 17 in Memphis at Elvis Presley's Graceland. Extras: "Patch It Up: The Restoration of Elvis: That's The Way It Is," 12 outtakes: song/nonmusical sequences, 1970 original theatrical version. (Warner).

Favourites of the Moon (1984 -- France) 30th anniversary edition, digitally remastered and now available for the first time ever in the U.S. Absurdist comedy with a sprawling cast of crooks, thieves, anarchists, prostitutes, chief inspectors, art dealers, and inventors that revolves around two objects, a rare set of 18th-century Limoges china, and a 19th century aristocratic portrait. As these items are passed, sold, or stolen from one character to another, a giddy round dance of excess begins to take shape, one which suggests that if history doesn't repeat itself, it certainly rhymes. Directed by Otar Iosseliani. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Cohen Media Group).

photo for Filth Filth (2013) James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Eddie Marsan, Imogen Poots. Scheming Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy), a bigoted and corrupt policeman, is in line for a promotion and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Enlisted to solve the brutal murder of a Japanese student, and threatened by the aspirations of his colleagues, he sets about ensuring their ruin, right under the nose of unwitting Chief Inspector Toal. As he turns his colleagues against one another by stealing their wives and exposing their secrets, Bruce starts to lose himself in a web of deceit that he can no longer control. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted, extended and alternate scenes; outtakes; "On the Set: Merry Filthmas"; "James McAvoy as Detective Bruce Robertson: The Antihero"; AXS TV: "A Look at Filth"; commentary with director Jon S. Baird and author Irvine Welsh. (Magnet Label/Magnolia Home Entertainment).

Frankie & Alice (2014) Halle Berry, Stellan Skarsgard, Phylicia Rashad, Chandra Wilson, Rosalyn Coleman, Joanne Baron, Brian Markinson. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "The Making of Frankie & Alice with Halle Berry" featurette. (Lionsgate).

photo for >Gunsmoke: The Tenth Season, Volume One and Volume Two Gunsmoke: The Tenth Season, Volume One and Volume Two (1964-65) James Arness returns in his legendary role as Matt Dillon, the U.S. Marshal in charge of Dodge City, the wildest town in the West. This adventurous installment has Marshal Dillon up against deceptive carnies, a stagecoach hijacking, and a would-be bank robber putting a baby in the line of fire. It's up to Dillon and company to find the truth and restore order to a town where anything can happen. A collection of amazing guest stars include Katharine Ross, Kurt Russell and Dennis Hopper. Each volume contains 18 episodes. Formats: DVD. (CBS/Paramount).

Hateship Loveship (2013) Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Hailee Steinfeld, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sami Gayle, Christine Lahti, Nick Nolte. A wild teenage girl orchestrates a romance between her shy, shabby housekeeper (Kristen Wiig) and her father, who is a recovering addict, never dreaming of the potential harm. Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).

A Haunted House 2 (2014) Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly, Essence Atkins, Gabriel Iglesias, Missi Pyle, Ashley Rickards, Affion Crockett, Steele Stebbins, Rick Overton. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted and extended scenes; commentary with actor/co-writer/producer Marlon Wayans, director Michael Tiddes and co-writer/producer Rick Alvarez. (Universal).

Hercules BLU-RAY DEBUT (1997) Voices of Tate Donovan, James Woods, Danny DeVito. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo, DVD, Digital. (Disney).

Jesse (2011) Stephanie Finochio, William Forsythe, Armand Assante, Eric Roberts. A Nassau County, New York Police detective with a drinking problem turns vigilante as she investigates her brother's murder and enters into a world of crime, corruption, and shocking deception. After her mother is savagely beaten, she takes to the streets with a sawed-off shotgun, and dispatches those responsible with exquisite precision. Formats: DVD. (ARC Entertainment).

Kilimanjaro (2013) Brian Geraghty, Jim Gaffigan, Alexia Rasmussen, John Cullum, Chris Marquette, Abigail Spencer. A melancholy office worker stuck in a bad relationship decides to chuck everything and make one last stab at happiness: knowing he must make every day count, the first thing on his new to-do list is to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Formats: DVD. (Virgil Films).

photo for The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man: Season 1 The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man: Season 1 (2013) Two-disc set with nine episodes, $19.98. Louisiana log man Shelby must leave the swamp and enter the contemporary world of unfamiliar experiences that push him well past his comfort level. Formats: DVD,. Extras: Webisodes, "Shelby's Greatest Hits," "A Very Shelby Christmas." (Lionsgate).

Locke (2014) Tom Hardy, Ruth Wilson, Andrew Scott, Olivia Colman, Tom Holland, Ben Daniels. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Ordinary Unraveling: Making Locke" featurette, commentary with writer-director Steven Knight. (Lionsgate).

Love Streams (1984) The electric filmmaking genius John Cassavetes and his brilliant wife and collaborator Gena Rowlands give luminous, fragile performances as two closely bound, emotionally wounded characters who reunite after years apart. Exhilarating and risky, mixing sober realism with surreal flourishes, "Love Streams" is a remarkable film that comes at the viewer in a torrent of beautiful, erratic feeling. This inquiry into the nature of love in all its forms was Cassavetes' last truly personal work. New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Formats: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Edition & two-disc DVD Only Edition. Extras: New audio commentary featuring writer Michael Ventura; new video essay on actor Gena Rowlands by film critic Sheila O'Malley; new interviews with executive producer and director of photography Al Ruban and actor Diahnne Abbott; interview from 2008 with actor Seymour Cassel; "I'm Almost Not Crazy ... John Cassavetes: The Man and His Work" (1984), a photo for Low Winter Sun: The Complete Series 60-minute documentary by Ventura on the making of "Love Streams"; trailer; a booklet featuring an essay by critic Dennis Lim and a 1984 piece by Cassavetes on the film from the New York Times. (The Criterion Collection).

Low Winter Sun: The Complete Series (2013) Three-disc set with 10 episodes of the AMC remake of the 2006 award-winning British two-part mini-series of the same name about murder, deception, revenge and corruption in a world where the line between cops and criminals is blurred, set in contemporary Detroit. The show begins with the murder of a cop by a fellow Detroit detective. Seemingly the perfect crime, in reality the murder activates forces that will forever alter the detective's life, and pull him into the heart of the Detroit underworld. Formats: DVD, $49.98. Extras: "A Look at Low Winter Sun" featurette, "Detroit Grit," "Designing the Precinct," episode featurettes, deleted scenes. (Anchor Bay).

photo for The Marx Brothers TV Collection The Marx Brothers TV Collection (2014) The first set of its kind dedicated to the comedic trio. The set features more than 50 performances on TV programs including The GE Theater, The DuPont Show With June Allyson, The Jack Benny Program, The Jackie Gleason Show, The Colgate Comedy Hour, The Dick Cavett Show, All Star Revue, The Dinah Shore Chevy Show, The Kraft Music Hall, The Red Skelton Hour, The RCA Victor Show, The Perry Como Show, The Arthur Murray Party, Championship Bridge, Celebrity Golf, Celebrity Billiards and many, many more. The collection also features a 40-page book with rare photos from the Marx Brothers family archive, program notes and an essay by Marx Brothers historian Robert S. Bader. Formats: Three-disc DVD set, $39.97. Extras: Bonus clips and short films. (Shout! Factory). Customers ordering directly from shoutfactory.com will receive a free, limited-edition poster, free U.S. shipping, early shipping on July 15, and a free bonus DVD titled "More Bits and Pieces," featuring 90 minutes of content, including appearances on Silver Theater: Papa Romani (5/15/50), The Christophers: It's Your Serve (12/19/54), Hollywood Palace (4/17/65), Hollywood Palace (3/14/64), See You At the Polls (10/9/56), One Man Show (11/1/69), and the Maxine Marx Interview (1971).

Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers BLU-RAY DEBUT (2004) Voices of Wayne Allwine, Tony Anselmo, Bill Farmer. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo, DVD, Digital. (Disney).

The Midnight Game (2013) Guy Wilson, Renee Olstead, Shelby Young, Valentina de Angelis, Spencer Daniels. A group of teens decide to perform an ancient pagan ritual game found online called "The Midnight Game": Candles are lit, a drop of blood is spilled, worst fears are confessed, and an entity is summoned. But if the game is not taken seriously, a demonic horror will be unleashed, and now, even daylight cannot stop the nightmares that may destroy them all. Formats: DVD. (Anchor Bay).

photo for Motel Hell Motel Hell (1980) Rory Calhoun, Nancy Parsons, Nina Axelrod, Paul Linke, Wolfman Jack. Farmer Vincent Smith (Rory Calhoun) and his sister Ida (Nancy Parsons) run the respectable Motel Hello where they also produce and sell popular meat products. But the wonderful flavor that makes up Vincent's locally legendary smoked meats has a special ingredient: Their secret garden is filled with "animals" that they ambush, capture, and raise buried ... in the earth. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: Commentary with director Kevin Connor, moderated by filmmaker Dave Parker; "It Takes All Kinds: The Making of Motel Hell"; " Shooting Old School" with cinematographer Thomas Del Ruth; "Another Head on the Chopping Block" interview with actor Paul Linke; "From Glamour to Gore" interview with actress Rosanne Katon; "Ida, Be Thy Name" look back at "Motel Hell's" frightful female protagonist, Ida Smith; theatrical trailer; photo galleries.(Scream Factory/Shout! Factory).

Muppets Most Wanted (2014) Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, The Great Gonzo, Animal, Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "I'll Get You What You Want" music video performed by Bret McKenzie. Blu-ray adds "The Unnecessarily Extended Cut" featuring 12 minutes of exclusive scenes not seen in theaters; "The Statler and Waldorf Cut," "The Longer Longest Blooper Reel in Muppets History," "Rizzo's Biggest Fan." (Disney).

Peppa Pig: The Balloon Ride (2014) Twelve episodes of the pre-school Nick Jr. series from the U.K. about the adventures of Peppa Pig and her animal friends, including Suzy Sheep, Pedro Pony, Danny Dog and more. The adventures range from a hot air balloon ride to fun with painting to a new baby piggy and an exciting bicycle race -- and, of course, jumping in muddy puddles. Formats: DVD, $14.98. (Entertainment One).

photo for Power Rangers Megaforce: A Battle to the Finish Power Rangers Megaforce: A Battle to the Finish (2013) Four episodes: In the shadow of an impending alien invasion, Troy, Noah, Emma, Gia and Jake must battle their greatest enemies in four final duels. With the help of Robo Knight, the Ultra Gosei Great Megazord and all of their Power Cards and Morphers, the Power Rangers race against time to defeat a reborn Admiral Malkor, a giant Metal Alice, the transformed Cyborg Vrak and a powerful new alien called The Messenger. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Zord Gallery. (Lionsgate).

Proxy (2013) Joe Swanberg, Alexa Havins, Alexia Rasmussen, Kristina Klebe. In the last month of her pregnancy, Esther Woodhouse is savagely beaten in an alleyway by an unknown assailant and loses her baby. To aid in her recovery, she attends a support group for grieving parents where she meets Melanie, who claims her son and husband were killed by a drunk driver. Esther and Melanie develop a friendship, but soon it becomes clear that both are harboring much darker secrets than they initially let on. Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).

Rage (2013) Nicolas Cage, Rachel Nichols, Danny Glover, Aubrey Peeples. When the daughter of a reformed criminal (Cage) is kidnapped, he rounds up his old crew and seeks his own brand of justice. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: "The Making of Rage" featurette, deleted scenes. (Image Entertainment).

The Railway Man (2014) Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Stellan Skarsgard, Hiroyuki Sanada, Jeremy Irvine. The remarkable autobiography of Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a British Army officer who is captured by the Japanese during WWII and sent to a POW camp, where he is tormented and forced to work on the Thai-Burma Railway. Decades later, still suffering the trauma of his wartime experiences, Lomax and his wife Patti (Nicole Kidman) discover that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and set out to confront him, in this powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Anchor Bay).

photo for Romance Classics Romance Classics Five-disc set with A&E's most memorable romance productions: "Pride and Prejudice," "Victoria & Albert" and "Edward & Mrs. Simpson," $24.98. Extras: "The Definitive Pride and Prejudice" featurette, "Love or Money? Courtship and Marriage in Pride and Prejudice," "Lifestyles of the Wealthy in Early 19th Century England," "Victoria & Albert" cast biographies and filmographies, Wallis Simpson episode from A&E's Biography series. Formats: DVD. (Lionsgate).

Santa Sangre (1989 -- Mexico/Italy) Dir.: Alejandro Jodorowsky; Axel Jodorowsky, Blanca Guerra, Guy Stockwell. In the 1970s, his legendary films "El Topo" and "The Holy Mountain" redefined movies as both art and entertainment while changing the face of cinema forever. And in 1989, visionary writer-director Alejandro Jodorowsky returned with his modern masterpiece, the story of a young circus performer, the crime of passion that shatters his soul, and the macabre journey back to the world of his armless mother and his deaf-mute lover. It's an odyssey of ecstasy and anguish, belief and blasphemy, beauty and madness ... it's an epic of surreal genius. One of the most photo for Shuriken School: The Complete Series provocative and unforgettable motion picture experience of our time -- fully restored. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentary with Jodorowsky and journalist Alan Jones, deleted scenes with Jodorowsky commentary, theatrical trailer, Japanese trailer. (Severin Films/CAV Distributing).

Sex Pistols -- The TV Tapes (2014) This TV history of the Sex Pistols follows their truly outrageous exploits from 1976 to the present day, including the death of Sid Vicious, the split and then reforming of the band, with rare and forgotten archive film. Formats: DVD, $16.95. (Odeon Entertainment/MVD Entertainment).

Shuriken School: The Complete Series (2006-07) Four-disc set with 26 episodes of the kids series that follows the extraordinary adventures of a 10-year-old boy named Eizan Kaburagi and his friends during their first year at a ninja school. They invent the craziest weapons, using highly original components. They learn to pass through walls, disappear in clouds of smoke and fly over rooftops. The methods at this school are not particularly orthodox, and anything can happen. Formats: DVD. (Cinedigm).

Sol LeWitt (2012) Documentary on Sol LeWitt, one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Notoriously camera-shy, LeWitt refused awards and rarely granted interviews, yet in this sensitive cinematic portrait, the pioneering conceptual American artist comes alive. LeWitt's artwork can be seen as obsession pushed to the limit of paradox and absurdity: simple ideas, communicated simply. Sometimes his wall drawings are like a visual explosion of pulsating photo for Sol LeWitt colors, sometime they consist of thousands of pencil lines or scribbles. For example, Wall drawing #801 'Spiral', installed in Maastricht in 2011 (four years after the death of the artist), is a simple concept: a white line spirals down the black wall of a cupola, 5.2 kilometers long. A team of eight assistants worked 30 days to install it. When the painstaking work is done and the scaffolding taken away, the result is intense. What we see is a complete transformation of space by a simple idea. Formats: DVD. (Strand Releasing).

Summer in February (2013) Dominic Cooper, Dan Stevens, Emily Browning. Tragic love triangle between upcoming pre-painter Alfred Munnings, his blue-blood best friend Gilbert and beauty Florence Carter-Wood set at a bohemian artist colony on the picturesque coast of pre-WWI England. Formats: DVD. (Cinedigm).

photo for Swelter Swelter (2014) Lennie James, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Grant Bowler, Josh Henderson, Alfred Molina, Jean Claude Van Damme. In the most notorious robbery in Las Vegas history, five men, nicknamed the Rat Pack, hit the Luxor Casino for over $100 million. Four of the men are soon captured, while one barely escapes. Ten years later, after blasting their way out of a maximum-security prison, the four jailed members of the Rat Pack are hot on the trail of their former accomplice and the remaining millions in stolen cash. But they find their former partner is not the man he once was ... he's become a law-abiding sheriff without any memory of his past. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Interviews with the cast and crew, trailer. (Well Go USA).

Tarzan BLU-RAY DEBUT (1999) Voices of Tony Goldwyn, Minnie Driver, Brian Blessed , Glenn Close Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital. (Disney).

Tinto Brass: Maestro of Erotica Cinema Four-disc Blu-ray set of Tinto Brass' erotic films of recent years: "Cheeky!," "Black Angel," "Private" and "Monamour." Formats: Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Bonus DVD documentary "Tinto Brass: Maestro of Erotica Cinema," featuring an in-depth interview with Brass, illustrated with rare footage; trailers; photo video galleries; making-of featurettes; 40-page collectible booklet. (Cult Epics/CAV Distributing).

The Toxic Avenger BLU-RAY DEBUT (1984) Andree Maranda, Mitchell Cohen, Pat Ryan Jr., Jennifer Baptist, Robert Pritchard, Cindy Canion, Gary Schneider, Mark Torgl. Extras: Behind the scenes and production slideshow; interviews with Jennifer Babtist, Robert Prichard, Mitch Cohen, Dan Snow, Gary Schneider, Michael Herz; director's commentary; cast commentary; Mark Torgl's special video. (Troma/CAV Distributing).

Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) Go behind-the-scenes and beneath the streets to discover the real origin story of four of pop culture's most enduring heroes. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Paramount).

photo for Viva Las Vegas 50th Anniversary BLU-RAY DEBUT Viva Las Vegas 50th Anniversary BLU-RAY DEBUT (1964) Dir.: George Sidney; Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, Cesare Danova, William Demarest. One of Elvis' better musical outings; here he plays a race car driver who wants to enter the first Las Vegas Grand Prix -- but first he has to get the money to repair his car and woo Ann-Margret. Premium Digibook includes rare, behind-the-scenes photos. Released to coincide with this year's Elvis Week, which will be held August 9-August 17 in Memphis at Elvis Presley's Graceland. Extras: Commentary by Steve Pond, rock journalist and author of "Elvis in Hollywood"; "Kingdom: Elvis in Vegas" featurette; theatrical trailer. (Warner).

William Shatner's Get a Life! (2014) Based on Shatner's successful book of the same name (in response to his now infamous 1986 skit on "Saturday Night Live" penned by Bob Odenkirk and Judd Apatow), the documentary examines the cultural phenomenon of Star Trek and its obsessed fans. On the surface, the film is an exploration of annual strangers who attend Star Trek conventions, looking somewhat foolish to observers -- but Shatner, fully embracing his role as Captain James T. Kirk, uncovers the many secrets and motives behind the Trekkers' compulsion to attend. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Fanaddicts/Get A Life" sizzle reel, William Shatner and Robert Walker, The Jue Family, Pete and Charlotte, Dr. Scott Richards, Mr. Shatner and the fans. (Entertainment One).

Worm (2013) John Ferguson, Shane O'Brien, Jes Mercer, Scott Ferguson, Sarah Shoemaker. In a future where we no longer have the ability to dream, people have turned to "Fantasites," genetically engineered worm-like parasites, for sleep relief. Delivered right to your door, these "worms" allow you to experience your wildest nocturnal fantasies by just dropping one in your ear canal right before bedtime. But things squirm out of control when the Government bans the product and people seek the addictive "Fantasites" through underground illegal means. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Worm" original short, commentary, deleted scenes, trailers. (Synapse Films).


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