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Tuesday, September 2 -- Monday, September 8

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  • Draft Day

    photo for On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver (Kevin Costner) has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he pulls off a blockbuster trade and controls the No 1 pick. Up against fan pressure, an ambitious owner (Frank Langella) and a hard-nosed coach (Denis Leary), Weaver faces the biggest decision of his life. Should he go with the consensus No. 1 pick or trust his instincts and risk losing it all? He must quickly decide what he's willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL. Extras: Commentary with writers Rajiv Joseph and Scott Rothman, deleted scenes. Blu-ray adds "On The Clock: The Making of Draft Day" featurette, "Welcome to Primetime" featurette inside look behind-the-scenes of the NFL Draft. Vitals: Director: Ivan Reitman. Stars: Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Terry Crews, Tom Welling, Denis Leary, Frank Langella, Sam Elliott, Sean Combs, Ellen Burstyn, Chadwick Boseman. 2014, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 110 min., Drama, Box office gross: $27.764, million, Lionsgate. 2 stars


    Blu-ray Debuts

  • Dracula (1979)
  • Firestarter (1984)
  • White Noise (2005)

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Baby Blues (2013 -- China) Sing Kwan Janelle, Raymond Lam, Kate Tsui, Karena Ng, Hoi- Pang Lo. Terrifying story of a woman, pregnant with twins, who has a miscarriage and gives birth to only one child. Consumed with grief and postpartum depression, she develops an obsessive attachment to a baby doll discovered by her husband -- presumably abandoned by the previous owner -- in their new house. Soon, mysterious accidents grow into violent episodes that threaten the entire family. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Well Go USA).

photo for Bonanza: The Official Seventh Season – Volumes One and Two Bonanza: The Official Seventh Season – Volumes One and Two (1965-66) Featuring the legendary ensemble cast of Michael Landon, Dan Blocker and Lorne Green, as well as guest appearances from Clint Howard and Sally Newton, the newly remastered seventh season centers on the conflict and passions of the Cartwrights as they attempt to maintain and operate their half-million acre Ponderosa ranch in mid-1800s Nevada. $45.98 each set (Vol 1, four discs, Vol. 2, five discs) or $58.98 for both volumes. Formats: DVD. (CBS/Paramount).

Buddy's Halloween Adventure (2014) Four stories from PBS Kids' popular "Dinosaur Train" series: "Haunted Roundhouse," "Big Pond Pumpkin Patch," "Night Train" and "Fossil Fred." Formats: DVD, $7.99. (PBS Distribution).

Cabin Fever: Patient Zero (2014) Ryan Donowho, Brando Eaton, Jillian Murray, Mitch Ryan, Lydia Hearst, Currie Graham, Sean Astin. A group of friends' perfect vacation in the Caribbean turns into a nightmare when -- an ill-fated swim in contaminated water -- they stumble upon a seemingly abandoned research facility where a deadly, flesh-eating virus has been unleashed. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Image Entertainment).

Casper BLU-RAY DEBUT (1995) Bill Pullman, Christina Ricci, Cathy Moriarty. Extras: "Revealing Casper," "Penguin for Your Thoughts" cartoon classic, commentary with director Brian Silberling. (Universal).

photo for Chicago Fire: Season Two Chicago Fire: Season Two (2013-14) Five-disc set with 22 episodes, $44.98. "Chicago Fire" returns with a riveting look into the everyday heroics and private lives of the firefighters, rescue squad and paramedics of Firehouse 51, where plunging into roaring infernos and putting out personal fires is just another day on the job. But in Season Two, there are more than just flames to battle when the station lands on the short list for a shutdown, sending the team on a rescue mission they’re not equipped to handle. Formats: DVD. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette, "I Am a Firefighter Digital Series," "Stepping Stone" "Chicago P.D." pilot episode, "8:30 PM" conclusion of the two-part "Chicago Fire/Chicago P.D." crossover event. (Universal).

Chicago P.D.: Season One (2014) Four-disc set with 15 episodes, $44.98. A riveting police drama about the men and women of the Chicago Police Department's District 21 who put it all on the line to serve and protect their community. At the helm of the Intelligence Unit is Sergeant Hank Voight, a man not against crossing legal and ethical lines to ensure the safety and security of the city he loves. Formats: DVD. Extras: Bonus "Chicago Fire" episodes. (Universal).

Citizen Koch (2013) What happens to a free democracy when the mass of ordinary voters become powerless against the super-rich few? In 2010, the Supreme Court's "Citizens United" ruling gave corporations the same rights as individuals to spend freely, and secretly, on political ads. The result has been the democracy-perverting buying of candidates and elections by companies and the superwealthy looking to enrich themselves without regard to the public good. In this expose on the state of democracy in America and the fracturing of the Republican Party, Academy Award-nominated directors Carl Deal and Tia Lessin follow the money behind the rise of the Tea Party, investigating the impact of unlimited, anonymous spending by corporations and billionaires on the electoral process, featuring stories of life-long Republicans whose loyalty is tested when their families become collateral damage in the GOP fight to take organized labor out at the knees. The politically powerful practices of billionaire industrialist brothers David and Charles Koch are just one aspect of this wide-ranging yet sharply focused documentary. Formats: DVD. (MPI Media Group).

Crossbones: Season One (2013) Two-disc set 10 episodes, $44.98. Formats: DVD. (Universal).

Dracula BLU-RAY DEBUT (1979) Dir.: John Badham; Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence, Kate Nelligan.Extras: "The Revamping of Dracula," commentary with director John Badham, Universal Classic Monsters trailer, "Dracula" TV series trailer. (Universal).

Draft Day (2014) Dir.: Ivan Reitman; Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Terry Crews, Tom Welling, Denis Leary, Frank Langella, Sam Elliott, Sean Combs, Ellen Burstyn, Chadwick Boseman. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary with writers Rajiv Joseph and Scott Rothman, deleted scenes. Blu-ray adds "On The Clock: The Making of Draft Day" featurette, "Welcome to Primetime" featurette inside look behind-the-scenes of the NFL Draft. (Lionsgate).

Duck Dynasty: Quack or Treat (2014) Three Halloween-themed episodes including "Quack O'Lanterns," "Hallu-Si-Nations" and "Battle of the Brothers." Formats: DVD, $9.98. Extras: Duck Dynasty-themed pumpkin carving stencil, "Ducks on a Pond." (Lionsgate).

Firestarter BLU-RAY DEBUT (1984) David Keith, Drew Barrymore, Freddie Jones, Heather Locklear, Martin Sheen, George C. Scott, Art Carney, Louise Fletcher. (Universal).

For No Good Reason (2014) Documentary explores the life of British cartoon-artist Ralph Steadman, who is best known for the caricatures he created alongside the work of longtime friend, journalist Hunter S. Thompson. Johnny Depp serves as tour guide and narrator. The film, which incorporates archival footage, personal photographs and selections of the artist's provocative and entertaining work, also features contributions from Terry Gilliam, Richard E. Grant, Tim Robbins, Jann Wenner and features music from Slash, All-American Rejects, Jason Mraz, James Blake, Ed Harcourt and Crystal Castles. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary with director Charlie Paul and producer Lucy Paul, "Cherrywood Cannon" animated short, deleted scenes, Toronto International Film Festival Q&A with Ralph Steadman and Charlie Paul. (Sony).

14 Blades (2010 -- China) Donnie Yen, Law Kar-Ying. The highest grossing blockbuster in China in 2010. Qinglong (action icon Donnie Yen) is a legendary royal guard, trained in a clandestine form of combat from childhood in order to devote his life and lethal prowess to the service of the Emperor. When the Imperial Court is taken over by an evil traitor, Jia, and betrayal lurks at every corner, Qinglong finds himself hunted by those he once trusted. Now as the most wanted man in the land, he must seek out and rally the loyalists to rise against Jia and restore the Emperor to his rightful place. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (RADiUS-TWC/Anchor Bay).

Grey's Anatomy: The Complete Tenth Season (2014) Twenty-four episodes. Formats: DVD. (Disney).

Hammer Horror Series 8-Film Collection Four-disc set with "Brides of Dracula," "The Phantom of the Opera" (1962), "The Kiss of the Vampire," "Night Creatures," "The Curse of the Werewolf," "Paranoiac," "Nightmare" and "The Evil of Frankenstein." Formats: DVD. (Universal).

photo for Heavenly Sword Heavenly Sword (2014) Based on Sony Playstation's bestselling video game of the same name with a voice cast including Anna Torv, Alfred Molina and Thomas Jane. A tale of revenge that centers on Nariko (Torv), a trained warrior with flaring red hair, who gracefully possesses a titular, heavily sought after blade with incredible powers. As the sword's guardian, she must face a megalomaniacal ruler King Bohan (Molina) and his unyielding army, who are determined to obtain the powerful sword for their own manipulation. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital. (Cinedigm).

History Detectives Special Investigations (2014) Four episodes from Season 11 delve into the past to explore some of America's most intriguing mysteries: What was behind the tragic sinking of the SS Sultana, one of the worst maritime disasters in U.S. history, at the end of the American Civil War? Can the detectives solve the mystery of one of the country’s first recorded serial killings, the Austin Servant Girl Murders of the 1880s? What led to the mysterious vanishing of big band leader Glenn Miller during World War II? Who killed Jimmy Hoffa -- and why? Formats: DVD, $29.99. (PBS Distribution).

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season Nine (2013) Ten episodes. Formats: DVD. Extras: Sweet Dee's comedy reel, "The Invigaron Presentation," "Lethal Weapon 6: Director's Cut," "The Gang Does 100 Episodes," "Every Damn Take of Charlie's Theme Song," audio commentaries on select episodes, gag reel. (Fox).

The League Season 5 (2013) 11 unrated, extended episodes. Formats: DVD. Extras: Deleted scenes, "Taco Tones" "The Von Nowzick Wedding Invite," gag reel, Alt Nation. (Fox).

Love Will Find a Way (2014 -- TV) Christian Keyes, Gabrielle Dennis, Jason Weaver, Vanessa Simmons Bell. Millionaire fitness trainer Reggie travels to Paris with his childhood pal, his pal's spirited wife, and her sister, Paula, a self-absorbed matchmaker whom Reggie had engaged to find his soul mate. Sequel to July's "What Would You Do For Love?" Formats: DVD. (Entertainment One).

photo for Moms' Night Out Moms' Night Out (2013) Patricia Heaton, Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Trace Adkins. All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation ... a long-needed moms' night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation and food not served in a paper bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for three hours -- which turns the night into complete chaos. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary with directors Andrew and Jon Erwin and producer Kevin Downes, deleted scenes, blooper reel, four featurettes: "The Heart of Moms' Night Out," "Casting Moms' Night Out," "The Art of Improv" and "The Art of Action." (Sony).

New Girl Season 3 (2013-14) 23 episodes. Formats: DVD. Extras: Deleted extended scenes, "The Happy Hook-up Heartbreak Guide to New Girl," "Drop That Name," gag reel. (Fox).

photo for Night Moves Night Moves (2013) Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsgaard. Three radical environmentalists look to execute the protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam. When inevitable political fallout occurs, the consequences of their actions begin to unravel the group as they find their own personal limits tested. With trust waning, they begin to turn on each other, and the aftermath may push one of them over the edge. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. (Cinedigm).

The Originals: The Complete First Season (2013-14) DVD and Blu-ray sets with 22 episodes. This sexy and thrilling new series from "The Vampire Diaries" executive producer centers on the Original vampire family and the dangerous vampire/werewolf hybrid, Klaus (Joseph Morgan), who returns to the magical melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans -- a town he helped build centuries ago. Acting on a mysterious tip that a plot is brewing again him, Klaus' questions lead him to his diabolical former protege, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), a charismatic vampire with total control over the human and supernatural inhabitants of the city. photo for The Originals: The Complete First Season Formats: Five-disc DVD: $59.98, nine-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack: $69.97, Digital. Extras: Pilot commentary, the 2013 Comic-Con panel, the 2014 PaleyFest panel, "The Originals: Origins" featurette, "The Originals: Re-Mixing History" featurette, The Original Vampires: A Bite-Sized Backstory," deleted scenes. (Warner).

Out of the Clear Blue Sky (2012) The riveting, behind-the-scenes story of Cantor Fitzgerald, which was headquartered on floors 101 to 105 of One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan. On September 11, 2001, when hijackers flew commercial airliners into the Twin Towers, 658 of Cantor's 960 employees died, amounting to nearly one-quarter of all people killed at the site. Overnight, Cantor became world famous for the worst of all possible reasons. Cantor Fitzgerald CEO Howard Lutnick was taking his son to his first day of kindergarten when the first plane hit the North Tower. On September 13, Lutnick's emotionally raw, tear-filled interviews transfixed the nation. His distraught television photo for Out of the Clear Blue Sky appearances struck a deep personal chord with millions of traumatized Americans reeling and shell-shocked by the unprecedented attacks. But, within a week, Lutnick stopped the paychecks of his missing employees. It was an act praised by some -- as a necessary step to save the company and to help the victims' survivors -- but lambasted by more, as a self-serving, heartless betrayal by a man well known for his ruthlessness. Lutnick's prior reputation as cutthroat -- even by Wall Street standards -- preceded him. The media turned on him and Lutnick went from the sympathetic face of the tragedy to vilified pariah overnight. Then he completely withdrew from the public eye. Although Cantor suffered almost twice the casualties of the FDNY, the company's story soon faded away. This documentary tells twin stories: the saga of the ravaged business and surviving employees, and an insider's take on the unusual community of families that formed in the aftermath. Formats: DVD, Digital. Virgil Films).

The People Under the Stairs BLU-RAY DEBUT (1991) Dir.: Wes Craven; Brandon Quintin Adams, Everett McGill, Wendy Robie, A.J. Langer, Ving Rhames. (Universal).

Person of Interest: The Complete Third Season (2013-14) Twenty-three episodes. Formats: DVD: $59.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo: $69.97, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Person of Interest: The Future of A.I.," "Saying Goodbye to a Friend," "Bear on Set,: gag reel, 2013 Comic Con Panel, Season finale audio commentary from Michael Emerson, digital comics based on each episode. (Warner).

photo for R.L. Stine's Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? R.L. Stine's Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? (2014) Max (Ryan Ochoa) only has eyes for Cammy (Bella Thorne), the smart, popular redhead at school. When Max finally scores a date with Cammy on Halloween, Phears, an evil ghost with plans on taking over the world, unleashes his ghouls and things go haywire. With the help of his ghostly pals, Tara and Nicky, can Max thwart Phears' evil plot, help reunite his ghost friends with their long-lost parents and still make his date with Cammy on Halloween? From the prolific creator of "Goosebumps." Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Universal).

The Return BLU-RAY DEBUT (2006) Sarah Michelle Gellar. Extras: "Making of The Return." (Universal).

Richard Lewis: Bundle of Nerves (2014) Two-disc set featuring the comedian who has turned mental anguish and self-loathing into his own hilarious art form. Contain his much lauded HBO stand-up special "Magical Misery Tour" (1997),m the TV movie "Diary of a Young Comic" (1977) (co-written and staring Lewis) and the photo for Richard Lewis: Bundle of Nerves brutally honest theatrical film "Drunks" (1995) with Lewis in a dramatic lead role. "Magical Misery Tour" is the "Prince of Pain" doing what he does best in his fourth cable special, working live in front of an audience, baring his soul and getting non-stop laughs. "Diary of a Young Comic" is the cult classic that stars Lewis as aspiring comedian who agonizes over every detail of life and never seems satisfied with his work or himself. While meeting some interesting LA show biz folks along the way, he eventually converts his fears and worries into a hip and hysterical nightclub act. With cameos by Dom DeLuise, George Jessel and Stacy Keach. "Drunks," based on a hit off-Broadway play, uses an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting as the backdrop for a dark tapestry of stories about addiction and survival. The film features memorable performances by Faye Dunaway, Dianne Wiest, Spalding Gray, Parker Posey, Amanda Plummer, Calista Flockhart, Sam Rockwell and Howard E. Rollins Jr. The cool box cover art is by Richard's pal, The Rolling Stones' Ron Wood. Formats: DVD. Extras: Brand-new introductions from Lewis, commentary tracks for "Diary of a Young Comic" (Lewis and co-writer Bennett Tramer) and "Drunks" (Lewis and director Peter Cohn), new documentary "House of a Lifetime" takes an unforgettable look at Lewis's history-filled home. (Video Services Corp.).

Rocky Road (2014 -- TV) Mark Saling, Steve Byers, Rebecca Dalton, Nicholas Camp. When a hot shot Wall Street investment-bank trader loses his job, he moves back in with his small-town parents, where he takes over his father's ice-cream truck business, reconnects with his high school sweetheart and rediscovers the faith he lost along the way. Dove Foundation family-approved. Formats: DVD. (Entertainment One).

photo for They Came Together (2014) Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Cobie Smulders, Christopher Meloni, Max Greenfield, Bill Hader, Ellie Kemper, Jason Mantzoukas, Melanie Lynskey, Ed Helms. Rom-com spoof about hate-at-first-sight turning into love when Joel (Rudd) and Molly (Poehler) meet after his big Corporate Candy Company threatens to shut down her quirky indie candy shop. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "They All Came Together" featurette, commentary with director/co-writer David Wain and producer/co-writer Michael Showalter, deleted scenes, San Francisco Sketchfest Table Read. (Lionsgate).

Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon (2013) In this new animated film, Tom and Jerry happen upon a mysterious glowing egg, not knowing it was stolen from a very large, fire-breathing dragon. Soon baby Puffy hatches from his egg and takes Tom as his mommy, entangling the cat and mouse team with the angry dragon mom and a powerful witch who wants the baby dragon for her own wicked plans. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Four bonus episodes. (Warner).

photo for Transformers: Beast Machines - The Complete Series Transformers: Beast Machines - The Complete Series (1999) Four-disc set with 26 episodes, $29.93. When the Maximals return to their home planet of Cybertron, they find that everything has changed. Cybertron seems to have been abandoned ... that is, except for the Vehicon drones policing the planet. To make the matter worse, the Maximals discover that they've been infected with a virus that threatens to wipe them out, unless they can adapt. Enter the world of the Beast Machines. Formats: DVD. Extras: Commentaries and interviews with series developer Marv Wolfman, story editor Robert N. Skir, voice director Susan Blu and voice actor David Kaye. (Shout! Factory).

Two: The Story of Roman & Nyro (2013) Combining over 12 years of footage and narrated by their twin sons, the film documents the 12-year journey of legendary songwriter Desmond Child and his lifelong partner Curtis Shaw to create their new modern family, including how they connected with Angela Whittaker, the woman who would carry their twin sons, Roman and Nyro, into the world. From preconception through the boys' first 10 years, the film is the personal and powerful story of these unique individuals. The second film in the Morgan Spurlock Presents series. Formats: DVD. (Virgil Films).

Under the Electric Sky (2014) Documentary on the Electric Daisy Carnival, the largest dance music event in North America. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Universal).

Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection A collection of all 30 Universal Classic Monster films from 1931–1956 with a 48-page collectible book and hours of bonus features including behind the scenes documentaries, the 1931 Spanish version of "Dracula," featurettes on Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr. and Jack Pierce, 13 feature commentaries, archival footage, production photographs, theatrical trailers and more. "Dracula" (1931), "Frankenstein" (1931), "The Mummy" (1932), "The Invisible Man" (1933), "The Bride of Frankenstein" (1935), "Werewolf of London" (1935), "Dracula's Daughter" (1936), "Son of Frankenstein" (1939), "The Invisible Man Returns" (1940), "The Invisible Woman" (1940), "The Mummy's Hand" (1940), "The Wolf Man" (1941), "The Ghost of Frankenstein" (1942), "The Mummy's Ghost" (1942), "The Mummy's Tomb" (1942), "Invisible Agent" (1942), "Phantom of the Opera" (1943), "Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man" (1943), "Son of Dracula" (1943), "House of Frankenstein" (1944), "The Mummy's Curse" (1944), "The Invisible Man's Revenge" (1944), "House of Dracula" (1945), "She-Wolf of London" (1946), "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein" (1948), "Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man" (1951), "Creature from the Black Lagoon" (1954), "Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy" (1955), "Revenge of the Creature" (1955), "The Creature Walks Among Us" (1956). Formats: Twenty-one disc DVD set, $199.98. (Universal).

The Watcher BLU-RAY DEBUT (2000) Keanu Reeves, James Spader, Marissa Tomei. (Universal).

White Noise BLU-RAY DEBUT (2005) Michael Keaton. Extras: "Making Contact: E.V.P. Experts," "Recording the Afterlife at Home," "Hearing Is Believing: Actual E.V.P. Sessions," commentary with director Geoffrey Sax and Michael Keaton. (Universal).

photo for Whitewash Whitewash (2013) Thomas Haden Church, Anie Pascale. In the harsh, wintry woods of rural Quebec, Bruce (Thomas Haden Church), a down-on-his-luck snowplow operator, accidentally kills a man during a drunken night joyride. Stricken with panic, he hides the body and escapes to the deep wilderness in hopes of outrunning both the authorities and his own conscience. But as both begin to close in, Bruce falls apart mentally and morally and mysteries unravel to reveal the man he was before the accident, the truth behind his victim, and the circumstances that brought them together in a single moment. Formats: DVD. (Oscilloscope Laboratories).

Woody Woodpecker and Friends Halloween Favorites (2014) Created by renowned cartoonist Walter Lantz, the Woody Woodpecker and Friends Halloween Favorites collection includes seven spooky cartoon adventures featuring Woody Woodpecker and his friends Chilly Willy, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Wally Walrus, Buzz Buzzard and more. Formats: DVD, $14.98. (Universal).

Years of Living Dangerously: The Complete Showtime Series (2014) The Showtime series -- nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Documentary Series & Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming -- explores the human impact of climate change. From the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy to the upheaval caused by drought in the Middle East, "Years of Living Dangerously" combines the blockbuster storytelling styles of top Hollywood movie makers with the reporting expertise of Hollywood's brightest stars and today's most respected journalists. The series profiles heroes in science research, environmental activism and business who offer hope even as the series finds the impacts of climate change are already far worse than most viewers have known. Emmy-winning "60 Minutes" veteran photo for Years of Living Dangerously: The Complete Showtime Seriesjournalists/producers David Gelber and Joel Bach created the series, which was executive produced by James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Bach and Gelber oversaw a team of more than 50 field producers and researchers and relied upon the expertise of dozens of leading climatologists. The series features correspondents -- including Hollywood celebrities -- who went into the field as journalists, and they succeeded in remarkable ways. The team of correspondents includes Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Jessica Alba, America Ferrera, Don Cheadle, Michael C. Hall, Olivia Munn, Ian Somerhalder, Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas Friedman, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Additional correspondents include Leslie Stahl, Mark Bittman, Chris Hayes, M. Sanjayan and more. Series correspondents find that politics is getting in the way of solutions that can reduce or slow the rate of growth of climate change. In a riveting turn of events, correspondent and actor Harrison Ford goes deep into Indonesian deforestation issue and confronts business leaders and the top government official responsible for the destruction of that nation's forests. Correspondent America Ferrera investigated the battle over the future of renewable energy in the U.S. She profiles a prominent climate skeptic who is leading a national lobbying campaign that crusades against clean energy. She found that renewable energy, once considered too expensive to deploy on a large scale, is making major inroads in the United States. And Matt Damon and Don Cheadle each went into communities and connected with women and men in Texas and California and reported on the real toll climate change is already having on Americans, impacts they were able to witness first-hand. They saw the health and economic impacts that are at the heart of the urgency of the climate change issue, yet are the ones most Americans don't associate with our changing environment. Formats: Five-disc DVD: $55.99. Extras: Bonus features for each episode. Due Sunday, Sept. 7. (FilmRise).

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