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Tuesday, September 24 -- Monday, September 30

All DVD Releases

  • Iron Man 3

    photo I was no fan of the first two "Iron Man" movies; I found snarky wealthy industrialist Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and his tin-man-without-a-heart persona rather annoying and the action all too metallic and overwhelming; there just wasn't enough reality to the films. Of course I was in the minority. But that's been rectified by this outing, which, by stripping Stark of his safety net and putting him out into the world sans his armor, serves to humanizee the character and actually make me root for him (instead of wanting to run out and get a can opener). The plot: A foreign radical named The Mandarin masterminds a series of terrorist attacks, including one on Hollywood's Chinese Theatre and one that totally destroys Stark's house and all its weaponry, forcing Stark and one remaining suit into hiding in, of all places, Tennessee. There he finds out about a super-secret DNA altering program called Extremis that gives people super-human strength and the ability to recover from crippling injuries. That discovery leads him to Miami, where he finds that the real brains behind The Mandarin is someone from his past who not only has a grudge to settle with Stark, but who also wants to take down the president of the United States and install a puppet government. Only Stark -- basically stripped of his powers and relying on his intellect and wits -- stands in the way of this dastardly scenario. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: Does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man? Jon Favreau handed over the directorial duties on "3" to Shane Black, who wrote the "Lethal Weapon" franchise films, "The Long Kiss Goodnight" and "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," and who, along with Drew Pearce, wrote this definitely more humanistic story line. Extras include a very cool "Marvel One Shot: Agent Carter" short film starring Hayley Atwell as British agent Peggy Carter from "Captain America," flexing her muscles as a hot secret agent for S.H.I.E.L.D; a couple behind-the-scenes featurettes; a gag reel and deleted & extended scenes; and commentary ­with Pearce and Black. Vitals: Director: Shane Black. Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley, Rebecca Hall, Jon Favreau, Paul Bettany, William Sadler, James Badge Dale, Yvonne Zima. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 130 min., Action Adventure, Box office gross: $403.157 million, Disney. 3 stars


  • In the House

    photo for In the House French master filmmaker Francois Ozon ("Young & Beautiful", "Potiche," "Hideaway," "Angel," "Swimming Pool," "Under the Sand") again pushes the boundaries of storytelling with this genre-busting mystery-thriller-romance about the intrigues created by a 16-year-old student, Claude (Ernst Umhauer), who comes to the fore in a writing class taught by a bored, middle-aged, failed writer, Germain (Fabrice Luchini). When Claude comes up with a short story written about how he has schemed his way into the house of a schoolmate and seen things not meant for outsiders' eyes, he seduces German and his wife (Kristin Scott Thomas) into what becomes an ongoing tale, creating a multi-layered saga that pushes at imagination, reality and fantasy, threatening to suck the pair into the saga as characters in Claude's own story. It's suspenseful, disturbing and a heck of a lot of fun. In French with English subtitles. Extras include a making-of documentary and deleted scenes. Vitals: Director: Francois Ozon. Stars: Ernst Umhauer, Fabrice Luchini, Emmanuelle Seigner, Kristin Scott Thomas, Denis Menochet. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: R, 105 min., Mystery Thriller, Box office gross: $.354 million, Cohen Media Group. 3 stars

  • Room 237

    photo Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of Stephen King's "The Shining" was released in May 1980 to mixed reviews and a slow but steady boxoffice (topping out at a very respectable $44 million by year's end). As with all of Kubrick's work, it was a multilayered affair, ripe with allusions and meanings. But unlike other Kubrick films, a cult of interpreters sprang up around "The Shining," fans who claimed to have decoded the film's "secret messages" addressing everything from the genocide of Native Americans to a range of government conspiracies. This documentary takes a look at some of the complex theories that attempt to deconstruct the film and create a new meaning out of "the hidden symbols and messages" embedded in Kubrick's scenario. We hear from some of the people who have reworked the film to match their own ideas; "The Shining" is examined inside and out, backwards and forwards (and, as one theorist urges, the film is literally played forward and backwards simultaneously to note overlapping images and symbols), intercutting it with layers of dreamlike imagery to illustrate their streams of consciousness. It's a bit too much at times, kind of reminiscent of the "Paul Is Dead" conspiracy; if nothing else, it's a fun endeavor. (In case you forgot, Room 237 is where some rather nasty stuff takes place in the film). Extras include featurettes and deleted scenes. Vitals: Director: Rodney Ascher. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: NR, 102 min., Documentary, Box office gross: $.259 million, IFC Films. 3 stars

  • Unfinished Song (aka Song for Marion)

    photo for Unfinished Song Arthur (Terence Stamp), a curmudgeonly old soul, is perfectly content with his reliable daily routine until his beloved wife (Vanessa Redgrave) introduces him to a spirited local singing group led by the youthful and charming Elizabeth (Gemma Arterton). Despite his initial resistance, this unexpected friendship leads to Arthur's discovery of music that revitalizes his passion for new adventures and reconnects him with the people who matter most. Extras: Outtakes, deleted scenes. Unavailable for review. Vitals: Director: Paul Andrew Williams. Stars: Terence Stamp, Vanessa Redgrave, Gemma Arterton, Christopher Eccleston, Anne Reid, Calita Rainford. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 93 min., Comedy Drama, Box office gross: $1.509 million, The Weinstein Company/Anchor Bay. 2 stars

    Blu-ray Debuts

  • The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector's Edition
  • Halloween 35th Anniversary
  • Prince of Darkness (Collector's Edition) (1987)
  • Psycho II (Collector's Edition) (1983)
  • Psycho III (Collector's Edition) (1986)
  • 3 Films By Roberto Rossellini Starring Ingrid Bergman (Criterion)

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All DVD Releases

Anything Is Possible (2013) Ethan Bortnick, Jonathan Bennett, Lacey Chabert. Twelve-year-old Ethan Bortnick, the Guinness World Book of Records' youngest solo headline entertainer, plays Nathan, a boy who becomes separated from his mother during a tsunami rescue mission in Japan. When he returns to Detroit, Child Care Services threatens to take him away from his dad when it's revealed that the man isn't his biological father, and Nathan runs away. But with the help and support of the strangers he meets along the way -- ­ including a homeless Iraq-war veteran, a wealthy philanthropist and kids at the local orphanage --­ he discovers his musical gift, a sense of belonging and his true purpose. Formats: DVD. (Image Entertainment).

Ashes (2012) Ajay Naidu, Faran Tahir, Heather Burns, Piper Perabo. A young Indo-American man struggles in the inner city of New York to support himself and his mentally ill older brother. Formats: DVD. (Green Apple Entertainment).

Barabbas (2012) Billy Zane, Hristo Shopov, Paolo Seganti, Christiana Capotondi, Filippo Nigro. Based on the novel by Par Lagerkvist, winner of a Nobel Prize in Literature, "Barabbas" is a two-part mini-series that explores the story of a man whose life was spared because of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Filmed on location in Tunisia, this story of redemption picks up where the Bible left off. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment).

photo for Blood of Redemption (2013) Dolph Lundgren, Vinnie Jones, Billy Zane, Robert Davi, Gianni Capaldi. A gangster with power, money and love is betrayed by his inner circle, arrested and sent to jail. When he's released, he makes a bloody return to the underworld to exact revenge on those who set him up. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: Making-of featurette. (Entertainment One).

Bloody Homecoming (2012) Jim Tavare, Rae Latt, Lexi Giovagnoli, Alex Dobrenko, Randi Lamey. Three years after a tragic accident left a student dead at the annual homecoming dance, a group of seniors find themselves haunted by a deadly visitor from their past who hunts them down in the halls of academe. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Image/RLJ Entertainment).

The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector's Edition Blu-ray Six-disc set with "Batman Begins," "The Dark Knight" and "The Dark Knight Rises," with the existing extra content for each film. "Batman Begins" and its special features reside on one disc; "The Dark Knight" and its special features take up two discs; "The Dark Knight Rises" also takes up two discs; a sixth disc is devoted to new special features, which include two new featurettes -- "The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of The Dark Knight Trilogy" (with never-photo for The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector's Edition Blu-ray before-seen footage, rare moments, and exclusive interviews with Guillermo Del Toro, Damon Lindelof, Michael Mann, Richard Roeper, Zack Snyder and others) and "Christopher Nolan & Richard Donner: A Conversation" (Nolan and Richard Donner ["Superman"] sit down to discuss the trials and triumphs involved in bringing the two most iconic superheroes of all time to the big screen, and how "Superman" influenced Nolan when developing" Batman Begins"); IMAX sequences: Scenes from "The Dark Knight" and "The Dark Knight Rises" in the original IMAX aspect ratio; exclusive new collectible memorabilia: Premium Mattel Hot Wheels Vehicles: Batmobile, Batpod and Tumbler, newly commissioned collectible art cards by Mondo featuring Scarecrow, Joker, Bane, Harvey Dent, and Ra's al Ghul, 48-page hardcover book featuring production stills and behind the scenes images from all three movies. Formats: Blu-ray Disc, $99.97; UltraViolet. (Warner).

The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts: Complete Collection The Ultimate Roasters DVD set features all 54 roasts from "The Dean Martin Show" and "The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts," and includes roastees such as Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Carson, Sammy Davis Jr., Jack Benny, Lucille Ball, Jackie Gleason, George Burns, Don Rickles, Hank Aaron, photo for The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts: Complete Collection Wilt Chamberlin, Joe Namath, Muhammad Ali, Ronald Reagan, Martin himself, and many, many more. The 25-Disc set includes over 40 hours of incomparable comedy, along with more than 15 hours of bonus features highlighted by comedy sketches from "The Dean Martin Show," exclusive interviews (with 34 former Roast participants, production personnel, critics and fans including: Don Rickles, Carol Burnett, Ruth Buzzi, Tony Danza, Abe Vigoda, Angie Dickinson, Dan Haggerty, Ed Asner, Fred Willard, Jimmie Walker, Rich Little, Rip Taylor, Shirley Jones, Tim Conway, Florence Henderson and many more), rare home movies, 11 featurettes and a 44-page collector's book with archival production materials and more. Available exclusively online at, $249.95. Ships this week. Read the complete press release here. (StarVista Entertainment/Time Life).

Dear Mom, Love Cher (2013) Provides a rare peek into Cher's fascinating family history and features in-depth interviews with her mother, Georgia Holt, daughters Cher and Georganne LaPiere Bartylak, and grandchildren Chaz Bono and Elijah Blue Allman. Formats: DVD, $14.98. (Lionsgate).

Detective Montalbano: Episodes 23 & 24 and Detective Montalbano: Episodes 25 & 26 (2012) Murder, betrayal, office politics, temptation ... it's all in a day's work for Detective Salvo Montalbano. The very popular series is filmed in the ancient, sun-washed Sicilian city of Ragusa, and is based on the international best-selling mystery novels by Andrea Camilleri. Luca Zingaretti stars as Montalbano, the head of the police precinct who balances the demands of his Northern Italian superiors and the realities of local Sicilian crime. He has his own way of doing things, and his superiors regard him as something of a loose cannon. Each two discs sells for $29.95. In Italian with English subtitles. Formats: DVD. (MHz Networks).

Doctor Who: The Complete Seventh Series (2013) Matt Smith returns as the 11th Doctor in this collection of all 13 episodes from the seventh series, plus the 2011 and 2012 Christmas Specials. Formats: Five-disc DVD, $79.98; four-disc Blu-ray, $89.98. Extras: Commentaries, behind-the-scenes features, episode prequels, Doctor Who on The Nerdist, Doctor Who at Comic Con, BBC America specials "The Companions" and" Doctor Who in the U.S." (BBC Home Entertainment).

Family Guy Volume 11, Season 12 (2012-13) Three-disc set with 23 episodes, $39.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: Animatics, Deleted Scenes, "Looking Back to the Pilot," "Fishin' Around With Ricky Gervais," "Ron MacFarlane Reads Viewer Mail." (Fox).

Fill the Void (2012 -- Israel) Hadas Yaron, Yiftach Klein. A devout 18-year-old Israeli is pressured to marry the husband of her late sister. Declaring her independence is not an option in Tel Aviv's ultra-Orthodox Hasidic community, where religious law, tradition and the rabbi's word are absolute. Israel's official 2012 Oscar submission for Best Foreign-language film. Formats: DVD. Extras: Commentary with Hadas Yaron and writer-director Rama Burshtein, Write's Bloc Q&A with Burshtein. (Sony).

photo for Foyle's War Set 7 (2013) Three new mysteries of the acclaimed Masterpiece Mystery! series, featuring the complete U.K. broadcast editions. As the series returns, World War II is over, but the Cold War simmers in 1946 London. DCS Christopher Foyle (Michael Kitchen) has retired from police work when Britain's secret intelligence service compels him to join its ranks. Reunited with his former colleague, newlywed Sam Wainwright (Honeysuckle Weeks), Foyle faces new­but no less deadly­threats in the world of spies and counterintelligence. Formats: Three-disc DVD, two-disc Blu-ray; $49.99 each. Extras: Recap of Sets 1-6, four behind-the-scenes featurettes, introductions by writer and creator Anthony Horowitz, more. (Acorn Media).

Gene Simmons Family Jewels -- The Final Season (2013) Three-disc set, $19.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: Bonus footage. (A&E/Lionsgate).

Geronimo Stilton: Operation ShuFongFong (2013) Four adventures of the brilliant mouse journalist and his courageous pals as they launch paws-first into exciting capers in search of the next big scoop. The hit animated TV series is photo for Geronimo Stilton: Operation ShuFongFong inspired by the best-selling Scholastic book series of the same name. The episodes: "Operation ShuFongFong," in which Geronimo and his sidekicks journey deep into the Bandel Jungle to retrieve a pair of stolen ShuFongFong lizards; "Mouse House of the Future," where Geronimo reluctantly accepts Professor Cheesewheel's offer to make his messy house fully automatic, complete with a robot butler; "Reported Missing," which finds Geronimo and team trekking to Africa to uncover the secret of an adventurer who vanished without a trace long ago; and "It's My Scoop," where Geronimo learns that he needs to be more careful with his notes if he is to stop getting scooped by rival news organization, The Daily Rat. Formats: DVD. (Entertainment One).

Halloween 35th Anniversary BLU-RAY (1978) Dir.: John Carpenter; Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, P.J. Soles, Kyle Richards, Nancy Loomis, Charles Cyphers, Brian Andrews. An all-new HD transfer personally supervised by the film's original cinematographer, 'Dean Cundey, a new 7.1 audio mix (as well as the original mono audio), a brand-new feature length audio commentary by writer-director John Carpenter and star Jamie Lee Curtis, an all-new bonus feature with Curtis, as well as selected legacy bonus features from previous releases. Available in a collectible limited-edition book-style package (available only for the first printing) with 20 pages featuring archival photos, an essay by "Halloween" historian Stef Hutchinson and specially commissioned cover art by Jay Shaw. $34.99. Other Extras: "The Night She Came Home" new featurette with Jamie Lee Curtis, "On Location," trailers, TV and radio spots, additional scenes from TV version. (Anchor Bay).

Hannibal: Season One (2012) Thirteen episodes of the TV series -- based on the novels of Thomas Harris -- that delves into the complex mind of iconic villain Hannibal Lecter. Formats: Four-disc DVD, $39.97; three-disc Blu-ray, $39.98; Digital. Extras: An episode unaired on TV, commentaries on select episodes, deleted scenes, gag reel, storyboards, multiple featurettes that delve into the creation of the series. (Lionsgate).

photo for Hawaii Five-0 -- The Third Season Hawaii Five-0 -- The Third Season (2012-13) Six-disc set with 24 episodes of this contemporary take on the classic series, but here about a new elite federalized task force whose mission is to wipe out the crime that washes up on the Islands' sun-drenched beaches. Formats: Seven-disc DVD, $64.99; six-disc Blu-ray, $72.99. Extras: Deleted scenes, a cast and crew gag reel, four behind-the-scene featurettes: "Shore Lines, Season 3," "Aloha Action! Season 3," "Script to Screen," "Hawaii Five-Over The Whole Wide World" (with the series licensed in more than 200 markets around the world, this featurette follows cast members Daniel Dae Kim and Michelle Borth's recent visit to the Far East and Monte Carlo to promote the show). (CBS/Paramount).

In the House (2013) Dir.: Francois Ozon; Ernst Umhauer, Fabrice Luchini, Emmanuelle Seigner, Kristin Scott Thomas, Denis Menochet. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Cohen Media Group).

Iron Man 3 (2013) Director: Shane Black. Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley, Rebecca Hall, Jon Favreau, Paul Bettany, William Sadler, James Badge Dale, Yvonne Zima. Formats: Three-Disc 3D Super Set (3D Blu-ray/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy), DVD/Digital Copy, Blu-ray/DVD Combo (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy), Blu-ray/DVD Combo (Blu-ray/DVD), VOD. Extras: "Marvel One Shot: Agent Carter," "Deconstructing the Scene: Attack on Air Force One"; "Behind-the-Scenes Look -- Marvel's Thor"; "Marvel's Iron Man 3 Unmasked" featurette; gag reel; deleted and extended scenes; commentary ­with screenwriter Drew Pearce and director Shane Black; more. (Disney).

The Lady Vanishes (2013) Tuppence Middleton. A new adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1938 thriller sees a beautiful, spoiled young woman risk her life to solve the mysterious disappearance of a woman on a train. Formats: DVD, $24.98. (BBC Home Entertainment).

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit -- The Fourteenth Year (2012-13) Five-disc set with 24 episodes. Formats: DVD. (Universal).

Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit (2011 -- China) Voices of Jon Heder, Michael Clarke Duncan, Rebecca Black, Claire Geare, Tom Arnold. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. In order to keep his promise to aging kung fu master Sifu, Fu the rabbit, a humble chef, must venture out of the comfort of his kitchen, team up with Penny, a kung fu prodigy, and her sidekick Biggie, and go on a heroic quest to defeat Sifu's arch-nemesis, Slash, to save their kung fu academy from peril. Extras: "Giving the Characters a Voice," at the recording studio with Jon Heder, Michael Clarke Duncan, Rebecca Black and Tom Arnold featurette; "Miniscule" sneak peek -- four award-winning short films. (Lionsgate).

The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear (2012 -- Georgia) Filmmaker Tinatin Gurchiani put out a casting call for young adults, aged 15-23, to make a film about growing up in her home country, Georgia, and to find commonalities across social and ethnic lines. The boys and girls who responded to the call were radically different from one another, as were their personal reasons for auditioning. Some wanted to be movie stars and saw the film as a means to that end; others wanted to tell their personal story. Gurchiani traveled through cities and villages interviewing the candidates and filming their daily lives. Formats: DVD, VOD. Extras: Interview with director Tinatin Gurchiani. (Icarus Films Home Video).

Modern Family Season Four (2012-13) Three-disc set with 24 episodes. Formats: DVD, $49.98; Blu-ray Disc, $59.99. Extras: Deleted and alternate scenes, commentary on select episodes, "An Addition to the Family," "A Day With Eric," "A Modern Guide to Parenting," "Modern Family Writers," gag reel. (Fox).

New Tricks Collection: Seasons 1-5 (2012) This long-running, award-winning British series follows a motley crew of semi-retired detectives as they investigate cold cases in this fast paced and witty U.K. import. Value-priced 15-Disc Collector's Edition features the longer, unedited UK edition of the 39 episodes from Seasons 1-5. Formats: DVD, $124.99. Extras: Two behind-the-scenes featurettes, cast filmographies. (Acorn Media).

Paid in Full BLU-RAY DEBUT (2002) Mekhi Phifer, Wood Harris, Chi McBride, Kevin Carroll. Extras: Commentary with director Charles Stone III. (Lionsgate).

The Power of Love (2013) Vivica Fox, Malik Barnhardt, Wood Harris, Joe Torry. The vivacious author of the best-selling book "The Power of Love" is invited to a radio talk show, where she helps listeners improve their relationships by counseling callers with their love matters, eventually and unwittingly exposing her own love-related issues on air. Formats: DVD. (Maddox Entertainment).

photo for Prince Of Darkness (Collector's Edition) BLU-RAY DEBUT Prince of Darkness (Collector's Edition) BLU-RAY DEBUT (1987) Dir.: John Carpenter; Donald Pleasence, Jameson Parker, Victor Wong, Lisa Blount, Alice Cooper, Dennis Dun. Extras: Commentary with John Carpenter, "Sympathy for the Devil": new interview with writer-director Carpenter, "Alice at the Apocalypse": new interview with actor and rock legend Alice Cooper, "The Messenger": new interview with actor and special visual effects supervisor Robert Grasmere, "Hell on Earth": A look at the film's score with co-composer Alan Howarth, "Horror's Hallowed Grounds" with host Sean Clark, alternate opening from TV version, original theatrical trailer. (Shout! Factory/Scream Factory).

Psycho II (Collector's Edition) BLU-RAY DEBUT (1983) Dir.: Richard Franklin; Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Meg Tilly, Robert Loggia, Dennis Franz. Extras: New commentary with screenwriter Tom Holland, vintage interviews with cast and crew including Anthony Perkins and director Richard Franklin, vintage audio interviews with cast and crew, TV spots, original theatrical trailer. (Shout! Factory/Scream Factory).

Psycho III (Collector's Edition) BLU-RAY DEBUT (1986) Dir.: Anthony Perkins; Anthony Perkins, Diana Scarwid, Jeff Fahey, Roberta Maxwell, Hugh Gillin. Extras: New commentary with screenwriter Charles Edward Pogue, "Watch the Guitar": New interview with Actor Jeff Fahey, "Patsy's Last Night": New interview with actress Katt Shea, "Mother's Maker": interview with special make-up effects creator Michael Westmore, "Body Double": interview with Brinke Stevens, original theatrical trailer. (Shout! Factory/Scream Factory).

Redemption photo for Redemption (2013) Jason Statham, Agata Buzek, Vicky McClure, Benedict Wong, Ger Ryan. Joey Jones (Statham) comes home to London from the Afghan war a shattered man. Broke, homeless and lost in a haze of drugs and alcohol, he attempts to piece his life back together with the help of Sister Cristina (Buzek), a nun who works at an inner-city parish. Joey's expert training as a soldier marks him as a valuable asset to the mob and he soon finds himself employed with the dark web of London's criminal underworld ... until he finds out that a young girl he had earlier befriended was brutally murdered, sending him headlong into a typical Statham revenge spree. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "The Making of Redemption" featurette. (Lionsgate).

Room 237 (2013) Documentary on the hidden codes and meanings of Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining." Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "The mstrmnd Speaks: Commentary With Kevin McLeod," a key figure in the online examination of Kubrick's film; "Secrets of The Shining," an hour-long panel discussion from the first Stanley Film Festival, an event at Colorado's historic Stanley Hotel, which inspired one-time guest Stephen King to write his novel; 11 deleted scenes; "The Making of the Music" featurette; Mondo poster design discussion with artist Aled Lewis; trailers. (IFC Films).

Scenic Route (2013) Josh Duhamel, Dan Fogler. Tensions rise between lifelong friends Mitchell and Carter after their truck breaks down on an isolated desert road and they start to attack each other's life decisions with unwavering -- and life-threatening -- brutality. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Vertical Entertainments).

Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales Ruh-Roh Robot! (2012) Two-disc set with 13 fan-favorite zany mysteries, $19.98. Includes the new episode, "Scooby-Doo! Mecha Mutt Menace." Formats: DVD. (Warner).

She's Got It (2007 -- Israel) Dorit Bar-Or, Yuval Segal, Yael Poliakov, Eyal Rosales, Evelyn Kaplun. Crime-caper comedy about a local printer and a security guard in a small town who plot to steal money from an illegal casino. All bets are off when a group of recently fired seamstresses in the town find out about the heist and plan their own "sting." Formats: DVD. Extras: Photo gallery. (SISU Home Entertainment).

3 Films By Roberto Rossellini Starring Ingrid Bergman BLU-RAY DEBUT and DVD. In the late 1940s, the incandescent Hollywood star Ingrid Bergman found herself so moved by the revolutionary neorealist films of Roberto Rossellini that she sent the director a letter, introducing herself and offering her talents. The resulting collaboration produced a series of films that are works of both sociopolitical concern and metaphysical melodrama, each starring Bergman as a woman experiencing physical dislocation and psychic torment in postwar Italy. It also famously led to a scandalous affair and eventual marriage between filmmaker and star, and the focus on their personal lives in the press unfortunately overshadowed the extraordinary films they made together. "Stromboli" (1950), "Europe '51" (1952) and "Journey to Italy" (1954) are intensely personal portraits that reveal the director at his most emotional and the glamorous actor at her most anguished, and that capture them and the world around them in photo for 3 Films By Roberto Rossellini Starring Ingrid Bergman transition. New digital film restorations of the English- and Italian-language versions of "Stromboli" and "Europe '51" and the English-language version of "Journey to Italy", with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-ray editions. Formats: Five-disc DVD, four-disc Blu-ray. Extras: Archival television introductions by director Roberto Rossellini to all three films; audio commentary for "Journey to Italy" featuring scholar Laura Mulvey; "Rossellini Through His Own Eyes," a 1992 documentary on the filmmaker's approach to cinema, featuring archival interviews with Rossellini and Bergman; new visual essays about Rossellini by scholars Tag Gallagher and James Quandt; "Rossellini Under the Volcano," a 1998 documentary that returns to the island of Stromboli 50 years after the making of "Stromboli"; new interview with critic Adriano Apra about each of the films; new interview with Fiorella Mariani, Rossellini's niece, featuring home movies shot by Bergman; new interview with film historian Elena Degrada about the different versions of "Europe '51"; new interviews with Isabella Rossellini and Ingrid Rossellini, daughters of Rossellini and Bergman; "Ingrid Bergman Remembered," a 1996 documentary on the actor's life, narrated by her daughter Pia Lindstrom; "My Dad Is 100 Years Old," a 2005 short film, directed by Guy Maddin and starring Isabella Rossellini; "The Chicken," a 1952 short film by Rossellini, starring Bergman; "A Short Visit With the Rossellini Family," a six-minute film shot on Capri while the family was there during the production of "Journey to Italy"; a booklet featuring essays by critics Richard Brody, Fred Camper, Dina Iordanova, and Paul Thomas; letters exchanged by Rossellini and Bergman; "Why I Directed Stromboli," a 1950 article by Rossellini; a 1954 interview with Rossellini conducted by Eric Rohmer and Francois Truffaut for "Cahiers du cinema"; and excerpts from a 1965 interview with Rossellini conducted by Apa and Maurizio Ponzi for "Filmcritica." (The Criterion Collection).

photo for 2 Broke Girls: The Complete Second Season (2012-13) Three-disc set with 24 episodes, $44.98. In the second season, best friends Max (Kat Dennings) and Caroline (Beth Behrs) are still waiting tables in Brooklyn, but the future looks bright for their start-up business venture. There's a boost from a famous television personality's review of Max's cupcakes, a lucky break in real estate, and a surprise influx of cash, resulting in the grand opening of Max's Homemade Cupcakes. But success doesn't happen overnight. There are rat droppings to be dealt with, plus ex-boyfriends, a new flame, long nights packing a pastry gun ... and an eviction notice. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Max Homemade Cupcakes" featurette, "Sophie's Advice for Young Entrepreneurs" featurette, 2013 Paley Festival cast Q&A, deleted scenes, gag reel. (Warner).

An Unfinished Life BLU-RAY DEBUT (2005) Robert Redford, Jennifer Lopez, Morgan Freeman, Josh Lucas, Damian Lewis, Camryn Manheim. Extras: Commentary with director Lasse Hallstrom, "The Making of An Unfinished Life" featurette, "Training Bart the Bear" featurette. (Lionsgate).

Unfinished Song (aka Song for Marion) (2013) Terence Stamp, Vanessa Redgrave, Gemma Arterton, Christopher Eccleston, Anne Reid, Calita Rainford. Extras: Outtakes, deleted scenes. Formats: DVD. (The Weinstein Company/Anchor Bay).

V/H/S/2 (2013) From the minds that brought you last year's "V/H/S" comes this all-new anthology of dread, madness, and gore. Searching for a missing student, two private investigators break into his abandoned house and find another collection of mysterious VHS tapes. In viewing the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize there may be terrifying motives behind the student's disappearance. Directed by Simon Barrett, Adam Wingard, Eduardo Sanchez, Gregg Hale, Timo Tjahjanto, Gareth Huw Evans and Jason Eisener. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VHS. Extras: "Tape 49 Rewind," "Dissecting Phase I Clinical Trials," "Inside Safe Haven," "Slumber Party Alien," "Abduction: Behind the Lights,"" A Ride in the Park: I Dare You," AXS TV: "A Look at V/H/S/2," behind the scenes photo galleries, filmmaker commentary, theatrical trailers. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).

War and Peace (2007) Lavish international co-production adaptation of Tolstoy's classic featuring an ensemble cast including Clemence Poesy, Brenda Blethyn, Malcolm McDowell and Ken Duken, filmed on location in Russia and Lithuania. The program aired in Belgium and France in 2007 but was never available in the U.S. Formats: Two-disc DVD, $49.99. (Acorn Media).

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