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Tuesday, October 1 -- Monday, October 7

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  • This Is the End

    photo for This Is the End Every once in a while a comedy comes along that pushes the boundaries of what one expects in a movie. "Pink Flamingos," "The Life of Brian," "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," "Borat" and "The Hangover" come to mind. Now add to the list "This Is the End," an outrageous, raunchy comedy directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and starring a bevy of Hollywood stars playing themselves as petty, selfish, lascivious Hollywood stars attending a party at James Franco's house in the Hollywood Hills. In attendance are Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Craig Robinson, Aziz Ansari, Paul Rudd, Mindy Kaling, Jason Segel, Michael Cera, Rihanna, Emma Watson, Martin Starr, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and many, many others -- all having a wild time until a series of strange and catastrophic events -- the apocalypse -- devastate Los Angeles. Five of the partygoers, all friends -- Franco, Hill, Rogen, Baruchel and Robinson -- soon joined by Danny McBride -- are trapped in the house and, as the world outside burns in the heat of damnation, dwindling supplies and cabin fever inside threaten to tear the friendships apart. There's some very, very nasty, almost pornographic scenes and crazy special effects that, in conjunction with the actors poking fun at themselves and their lifestyles, makes for a very funny ride. I was shocked, titillated and fell off my chair with laugher. But beware -- this is rated a very hard "R." Extras: Commentary with directors Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg; "Directing Your Friends" featurette; "This Is the Marketing": Marketing outtakes, cast featurette, redband sizzle trailer, and four additional confessionals: "Aziz Haunts Craig Confessional," "James & Danny Confessional." "Jonah Confessional," "Seth & Jay Confessional." Blu-ray adds deleted scenes; "This Is the Gag Reel," line-o-ramas blooper reel with back-to-back shots of the actors' different delivery of certain lines from the film; six featurettes: "Meta-Apocalypse in which the cast discusses the unique acting challenges of playing versions of themselves, "Let's Get Technical" visual effects & technical aspects of the film, "Party Time" behind-the-scenes look at the making of the party scene at James Franco's house, "The Cannibal King" with Channing Tatum and Danny McBride, "The Making of 'The Making of Pineapple Express 2'" behind-the-scenes look at the cast making the sequel to "Pineapple Express," "Jay & Seth vs. The Apocalypse" original short that inspired the film. Vitals: Director: Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Stars: Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Aziz Ansari, Paul Rudd, Mindy Kaling, Jason Segel, Michael Cera, Rihanna, Emma Watson, Martin Starr, Christopher Mintz-Plasse. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: R, 107 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $96.505 million, Sony. 3 stars


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  • The Croods

    photo for The Croods Prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world's first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures. Caveman Grug (voice of Nicolas Cage) gets a rude awakening when an earthquake forces him to leave behind the only world he knows and, with his family in tow, he ventures out into the volatile world in search of a new home. The situation becomes even more complicated when Grug's family -- but in particular his eldest daughter -- become smitten with a nomad (Ryan Reynolds) they encounter on their dangerous journey. Extras: Includes a Belt plush toy for a limited time, "Belt's Cave Journal," "Croods Cuts" (lost scenes), "World of DreamWorks Animation." Blu-ray adds "The Croodaceous Creatures of Croods!," "Be An Artist" and "The Croods Coloring & Storybook Builder App" that allows children to color their favorite characters and scenes from the film, add text and voice to the story, and then share their storybook on their TVs at home. Unavailable for review. Vitals: Director: Chris Sanders. Stars: Voices of Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke, Cloris Leachman, Chris Sanders, Randy Thom. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 100 min., Family, Box office gross: $186.383 million, Fox. 3 stars


    Blu-ray Debuts

  • The Big Parade (1925)
  • From Here to Eternity (1953)
  • House of Wax (1953)
  • The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition (1989)
  • The Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Collector's Edition (1939)

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Agatha Christie's Poirot, Series 7 & 8 (2000) Poirot (David Suchet) solves these complex cases with flair and finesse with the help of Captain Hastings (Hugh Fraser), Chief Inspector Japp (Philip Jackson) and Miss Lemon (Pauline Moran). Newly remastered editions of four mysteries in their original U.K. broadcast order: "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd," "Lord Edgware Dies," "Murder in Mesopotamia" and "Evil Under the Sun." Formats: Two-disc DVD, two-disc Blu-ray. (Acorn Media).

The Amityville Horror Trilogy Deluxe Collector's Edition BLU-RAY Three-disc set with "The Amityville Horror" (starring James Brolin, Margot Kidder and Oscar(R)-winner Rod Steiger), "Amityville II: The Possession" (starring James Olson, Burt Young, Rutanya photo for The Amityville Horror Trilogy Deluxe Collector's Edition BLU-RAY Alda, Andrew Prine, Jack Magner, Diane Franklin) and "Amityville 3D" (starring Tony Roberts, Tess Harper, Candy Clark). Extras: "The Amityville Horror": New interview, "Haunted Melodies With Composer Lalo Schifrin"; "For God's Sake, Get Out!" documentary with actors James Brolin and Margot Kidder; audio commentary by Dr. Hans Holzer, Ph.D. in Parapsychology (author of "Murder in Amityville"); original theatrical trailer; TV spot; radio spots. "Amityville II: The Possession": "The Possession of Damiani" interview with director Damiano Damiani; "Adapting Amityville" new interview with screenwriter Tommy Lee Wallace; "Family Matters" new interview with Actress Diane Franklin; "A Mother's Burden" new interview with actress Rutanya Alda; "Father Tom's Memories" new interview with actor Andrew Prine; new interview with ghost hunter/author Alexandra Holzer ("Growing Up Haunted: A Ghostly Memoir"); new audio commentary with Holzer; original theatrical trailer. "Amityville 3-D": "A Chilly Reception" new interview with actress Candy Clark, original theatrical trailer. (Shout! Factory).

Awkward Seasons One & Two (2013) Four-disc with all 24 episodes of MTV's hit series about the trials and tribulations of being a teenager, $26.99. Formats: DVD. Extras: Webisodes, set tour, cast chemistry, cast awkward moments, Valerie's desk, mothers and daughters, wardrobe trailer, Jake and Lissa's relationship, peer-enting, pranks, character intros, about the show, dressing awkward, what's to come, character advice, Team Matty vs. Team Jake, cast vs. fans, fan correspondents, on the red carpet, interview with Molly. (Paramount).

Beauty & the Beast -- The First Season photo (2012-13) Six-disc set with 22 episodes, $54.99. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary, three featurettes: "Season in Review: The Beginning," "Dressing the Beauty," "Creating the Beast." (CBS/Paramount).

The Big Parade DVD and BLU-RAY DEBUT (1925) Dir.: King Vidor; John Gilbert, Renee Adoree, Hobart Bosworth, Claire McDowell. First-time release to DVD and Blu-ray. Blu-ray is packed with a 64-page book with comprehensive notes by film historian Kevin Brownlow, with original art, photos and advertising material. Extras: Commentary by historian Jeffrey Vance with King Vidor, "The Men Who Made the Movies: King Vidor" documentary, vintage short: 1925 studio tour. (Warner).

Branca's Pitch (2013) On October 3, 1951 Ralph Branca became a legendary figure in baseball history. The 26-year old Brooklyn Dodger pitcher became infamous for losing the 1951 National League Pennant to the bitter rival New York Giants, by giving up the game winning homerun termed "The Shot Heard photo for Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey/In Pursuit of the Dragon Round the World." Jeered by once-adoring fans and labeled a scapegoat for the rest of his life, Ralph never reclaimed his career. This feature-length documentary follows Branca' journey to pen a memoir that finally tells his side of the story (he shares a secret held for over 50 years -- that the New York Giants cheated) to try and restore his fascinating, yet overlooked legacy in baseball. Formats: DVD. (Strand Releasing).

Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey/In Pursuit of the Dragon (2013) Two documentaries on the legend: "A Warrior's Journey" reveals the soul of Bruce Lee and includes 33 minutes of continuous action footage that was shot for "The Game of Death" but had been lost and appears for the first time here. "In Pursuit of the Dragon" follows the chronology of Lee's four films: "The Big Boss," "Fist of Fury," "The Way of the Dragon" and "Enter the Dragon." Formats: DVD. (MVD Visual).


photo for >China Beach: The Complete Season One China Beach: The Complete Season One (2012) Three-disc set with eight episodes, including the two-hour pilot, $22.95. Formats: DVD. Extras: The 25th Anniversary Reunion, December 12, 2012 in Los Angeles; "China Beach: How It All Began" featurette in which the creators and cast reunite and reminisce about the China Beach journey, with interviews and behind-the-scenes footage; interviews with Dana Delany and Chloe Webb; pilot episode commentary by series co-creator and executive producer John Sacret Young and director-producer Rod Holcomb. (StarVista Entertainment/Time Life).

Cold War (2012) Aaron Kwok, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Charlie Young, Andy On, Terence Yin. In the safest city in Asia, the Hong Kong police department has been untouchable for years. That was until they receive an anonymous call after a fully loaded police van, carrying five highly trained officers and equipment, disappears off the grid. After several cryptic phone calls, it becomes clear that the hijackers are aware of every crucial decision the task force makes. As the perpetrators photo for Cold War execute a carefully planned attack, the police do their best to fight back but little do they know they've become unwitting pawns in a bigger, more dangerous game. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: "The Making of Cold War" featurette, cast and crew interviews. (Lionsgate).

The Croods (2013) Voices of Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke, Cloris Leachman, Chris Sanders, Randy Thom. Formats: DVD, 3D Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Includes a Belt plush toy for a limited time, "Belt's Cave Journal," "Croods Cuts" (lost scenes), "World of DreamWorks Animation." Blu-ray adds "The Croodaceous Creatures of Croods!," "Be An Artist" and "The Croods Coloring & Storybook Builder App" that allows children to color their favorite characters and scenes from the film, add text and voice to the story, and then share their storybook on their TVs at home. (Fox).

Dead Before Dawn photo for Dead Before Dawn (2013) Devon Bostick, Martha MacIsaac, Christopher Lloyd, Brandon Jay McLaren, Brittany Allen, Kevin McDonald, Kyle Schmid, Rossif Sutherland, Ellen Dubin. Casper Galloway (Bostick) and his college friends visit an occult shop run by Casper's grandfather (Lloyd) and accidentally unleash an evil curse, causing people to kill themselves and turn in to Zombie Demons, aka Zemons. Armed with a slew of homemade weapons and a Winnebago, the college kids race through the night, killing Zemons and fighting time while frantically searching for a way to reverse the curse within 24 hours. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, 3D Blu-ray Disc/DVD Combo (at Best Buy), VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Behind-the-scenes footage, "making-of" featurette, bloopers. (Wango Films/Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment).

Downton Abbey Seasons 1, 2 & 3 (2012) Limited edition set that includes Season 1, Season 2 and Season 3 in special collectable gift-set packaging. Formats: DVD, $89.99; Blu-ray Disc, $99.99. Extras: More than three hours of previously released bonus video, including "Downton Abbey: The Making of," "Downton Abbey: Behind the Drama" and more; the set includes the bonus disc "Secrets of Highclere Castle," a one-hour documentary that steps inside the castle featured in "Downton Abbey." (PBS Distribution).

photo for Eyes of the Woods Unrated Special Edition Eyes of the Woods Unrated Special Edition (2009) Walter Phelan, Elizabeth O'Brick, Lira Kellerman. A group of teens find themselves lost and soon hunted by an unforgiving creature deep within the woods. Formats: DVD. (Lost Empire/MVD Entertainment).

A Fierce Green Fire (2012) Spanning 50 years of grassroots and global activism, this Sundance documentary brings to light the vital stories of the environmental movement where people fought -- and succeeded -- against enormous odds: From halting dams in the Grand Canyon to fighting toxic waste at Love Canal; from Greenpeace to Chico Mendes; from climate change to the promise of transforming our civilization. Narrated by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep. Formats: DVD. Extras: Resource Guide, timeline, biography. (First Run Features).

Fright Night 2: New Blood (2013) Will Payne, Jaime Murray, Sean Power, Sacha Parkinson. A group of high school students travel abroad to study in Romania and find themselves ensnared in a sexy female vampire's chilling web of lust and terror. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Fox).

photo for From Here to Eternity BLU-RAY DEBUT From Here to Eternity BLU-RAY DEBUT (1953) Dir.: Fred Zinnemann; Montgomery Clift, Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, Frank Sinatra, Donna Reed, Ernest Borgnine. Meticulously restored from a 4K scan. Extras: Commentary with Tim Zinnemann (Fred Zinnemann's son) and Alvin Sargent; vintage "The Making of From Here to Eternity"; vintage "Fred Zinnemann: As I See It" featurette; new "Eternal History" graphics in picture track that vovers the complete story of how the Best Picture winner came to be made: From the Rudyard Kipling poem that inspired its name, to James Jones' controversial source novel, to the film's legendary casting and censorship struggles, with new interviews (with Tina Sinatra, Tim Zinnemann, Jack Larson (actor and Clift friend), Robert Osborne, Kate Buford (author, "Burt Lancaster -- An American Life," film critic Kim Morgan, film historian Alan K. Rode, journalist-film historian Virginia Campbell), exclusive photos and other rare material. (Sony).

The Frozen Ground photo for The Frozen Ground (2013) Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, Vanessa Hudgens, Radha Mitchell. Alaskan State Trooper Jack Halcombe (Cage) sets out to end the murderous rampage of Robert Hansen (Cusack), a serial killer who has gone unnoticed for 13 years until one of his victims escapes and helps give the police vital information on the psychopath. Based on actual events. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary with writer-director Scott Walker and producers Mark Ordesky and Jane Fleming; deleted scenes; "Examining The Frozen Ground: Behind-the-scenes featurette; "Writing The Frozen Ground" featurette; "Anatomy of a Serial Killer" featurette; extended interviews with cast and crew. (Lionsgate).

Glee: The Complete Fourth Season (2012-13) Twenty-two episodes. Formats: Six-disc DVD, $59.98; four-disc Blu-ray, $69.99. Extras: "Glee" music jukebox, "Glee" premiere party, deleted scenes, "Movin' On Up: Glee in NYC," "Girls (and Boys) On Film," "Glee on Film," "The Road to 500." (Fox).

House of Wax BLU-RAY DEBUT photo (1953) Dir.: Andre de Toth; Vincent Price, Frank Lovejoy, Phyllis Kirk, Carolyn Jones, Paul Picerni, Charles Buchinsky (aka Charles Bronson). New, restored and remastered high-definition 3D Blu-ray; includes 2D version. The film was the first color 3D feature released by a major studio and become a huge hit (If adjusted to today's gross, it would have brought in more than $401 million, placing it among the top 100 highest grossing films ever). It also marked Vincent Price's first major starring horror role and changed the course of his career. Originally designed to lure audiences away from their TV sets, 3D utilized a "left-eye/right-eye" dual projection process and polarized glasses, the basis for what is seen today. Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging group's work on "House of Wax" included a 4K scan, and a full restoration of the two "eyes," as well as perfect 3D image alignment. Extras: New featurette, "House of Wax: Unlike Anything You've Seen Before"; "Mystery of the Wax Museum," the original 1933 film on which "House of Wax" was based; commentary; "Round-the-Clock Premiere: Coast Hails House of Wax"; trailer. (Warner).

How I Met Your Mother Season Eight (2012-13) Three-disc set with 23 episodes, $39.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: Deleted scenes, commentary, "The Making of P.S. I Love You," "P.S. I Love You" music video, "Where We Make Your Mother: Set Tour With Josh Radnor," gag reel. (Fox).

Jack Irish, Set 1 (2012) Guy Pearce stars as the brooding antihero of Australian writer Peter Temple's award-winning novels. In these two feature-length movies ("Bad Debts" and "Black Tide"), Irish is reeling in the wake of his wife's murder. The former lawyer has reinvented himself as a part-time private investigator and debt collector with a knack for getting into trouble. Broadcast in Australia on ABC1 in Oct. 2012. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: Behind the scenes of "Black Tide." (Acorn Media).

The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition BLU-RAY DEBUT (1989) Voices of Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Jason Marin, Pat Carroll, Buddy Hackett, Christopher Daniel, Kenneth Mars. Formats: Three-disc Blu-ray combo pack (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + Music Download), retail $49.99, $34.96 and free shipping from Amazon; two-disc Blu-ray combo pack (Blu-ray + DVD/Digital Copy), retail $44.99, $26.99 and free shipping from Amazon; two-disc Blu-ray combo pack (Blu-ray + DVD), retail $39.99, $26.86 and free shipping from Amazon. Extras: New music video, "@ Disney Animation," Disney Intermission, deleted character, "The Real Little Mermaid: Live Action Reference Model," "Part of Her World: Jodi Benson's Voyage to New Fantasyland," classic DVD bonus features. (Disney).

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Magnum P.I.: The Complete Series photo for (1980-88) All eight season of the iconic series are collected together for the first time in this 162-episode, 42-disc collection, $169.98. Formats: DVD. (Universal).

Morning (2010) Jeanne Tripplehorn, Leland Orser, Laura Linney, Elliott Gould, Kyle Chandler, Jason Ritter. Five days in the life of an American couple immediately following the accidental death of their child; their grief becomes a private torment that threatens to destroy their world and, driven apart by sorrow, they try to find their way back to each other and the chance to love again. Formats: DVD. (Anchor Bay).

Murder, She Wrote: The Complete Series photo for Murder, She Wrote: The Complete Series (1984-1996) Sixty-three discs of all 12 seasons (264 episodes), $199.98. Formats: DVD. (Universal).

My Boo (2013) Ashlee Mclemore, Revon Usif. When a young man moves across the hall from his high school crush, his basic lust turns to obsession; he quickly discovers that voyeurism alone will not be enough to quench his desire for her. Formats: DVD. (Lee Production/MVD Entertainment).

New Girl Season Two (2012-13) Three-disc set with 25 episodes, $39.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: Deleted scenes, commentary on "Cooler," "Full of Schmidt," gag reel, extended version of "Virgins" episode. (Fox).

North America (2013) The Discovery Channel journeys deep into a hidden world, crossing impossible mountains and endless deserts, diving into unexplored forests and crashing into rugged coasts to discover Earth's most spectacular wildlife. "North America" showcases the unforgiving and brutal, yet beautiful, continent and the boundless rewards it offers for those brave enough to take on this land and call her home. Narrated by Tom Selleck. Formats: DVD, $29,93; Blu-ray Disc, $34.99. An additional Blu-ray, with a 32-page photo booklet of the continent's untamed wildlife and wilderness, will be available for $39.93. Extras: Blu-ray adds a photo gallery. (Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment).

100 Bloody Acres photo for 100 Bloody Acres (2012 -- Australia) Damon Herriman, Angus Sampson, Anna McGahan, Oliver Ackland, Jamie Kristian, John Jarratt, Chrissie Page. Inspired insanity about two brothers, Reg (Herriman) and Lindsay (Sampson), who are struggling to keep their organic blood and bone fertilizer business alive. Though their secret "recipe" for success -- ­using dead car crash victims in their product -- ­has been a huge boon to business, their supply runs low until Reg stumbles upon three stranded travelers to use for even fresher ingredients. But when Reg finds himself falling for the lovely Sophie (Anna McGahan), one of his intended victims, things get trickier -- ­and gorier -- for both his bossy brother and himself. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: "Behind 100 Bloody Acres" featurette, "Bloody" SFX featurette," Grinding the Roadie," storyboard gallery, mood reel, gag reel, Morgan's organic TV commercials, Morgan's organic radio ads, "Recording the Radio Ad," "The Cairnes' reenact the Shed Scene," Reg the dog's audition, theatrical trailer, "Celestial Avenue," a short film by the Cairnes Brothers. (Doppelganger Releasing).

Paul McCartney -- Going Underground: McCartney, The Beatles and the UK Counter-Culture photo for Paul Mccartney -- Going Underground: McCartney, The Beatles and the UK Counter-Culture (2013) In the mid-1960s the often rigid and colorless British way of life was irrevocably transformed by the emergence of a cultural underground movement. Led by a loose collective of young radicals, they introduced new social, sexual and aesthetic perspectives. Operating out of the heart of London, their various activities, from The International Times -- a bi-weekly journal that no hipster could be seen without -- to the psychedelic nightclub UFO, promoted alternative lifestyles and values, and sparked a social revolution. This film not only traces the history of this underground scene, but also explores its impact on the pre-eminent British group of the era, The Beatles. Although they were well established by the time the movement emerged, The Beatles, and Paul McCartney in particular, were closely linked with several of its key players, and through their exposure to cutting edge concepts, brought ideas directly from the avant-garde into the mainstream. Features new interviews with key players from the time, including Barry Miles of the IT, Pink Floyd producer Joe Boyd, Robert Wyatt, and many more, as well as rare footage, archive photographs, and music from The Pink Floyd, The Beatles, The Soft machine, and others. Formats: DVD. (MVD Visual).

Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel (2012) A perfect example of cross-pollination between divisions of a conglomerate, here Disney, which broadcasts "Phineas and Ferb" on its Disney Channel, and Marvel Comics, which Disney bought in 2009. Phineas and Ferb team up with Marvel Super Heroes (Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor, and Hulk) in one of seven episodes in this anthology. After Dr. Doofenshmirtz's latest "-inator" scheme accidentally removes the powers of some very well-known Marvel Super Heroes (Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor, and Hulk), the heroes enter the world of Danville and team up with Phineas and Ferb to relocate their powers, defeat the Marvel Super Villains (Red Skull, MODOK, Whiplash and Venom) and save Danville from ultimate destruction. Includes a collectible comic book and an exclusive Marvel poster. Formats: DVD. (Disney).

Shaquille O'Neal Presents All Star Comedy Jam -- Live from Atlanta (2013) Hosted by funnyman Faizon Love and hand-picked by NBA All Star Shaquille O'Neal, this evening of stand-up comedy presents a top-notch lineup pairing veterans with up-and-coming talent: Robert Powel, Lavar Walker, Gina Yashere, Finesse Mitchell, Red Grant and a special guest appearance by DJ Big Tigger. Filmed at the Atlanta Symphony Hall in front of a live audience during the 2013 NCAA Final Four Weekend. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Lionsgate).

So This Is Christmas (2013) Vivica A. Fox, Eric Roberts, Lexi Ainsworth, Titus Makin Jr. An 18-year-old's life is headed in the wrong direction -- hanging out with a bad crowd and seeking an escape from the drama at home -- until she volunteers for a Christmas play with underprivileged children, finding purpose by helping people in need and using that to help heal her troubled family. Formats: DVD. (Image Entertainment).

Teen Mom: The Complete First Season (2009-10) Three-disc set with eight episodes, $9.96, exclusively at Walmart. Formats: DVD. Extras: 100 minutes of special features, including the finale special and unseen moments. (MTV/Paramount).

This Is the End (2013) Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Aziz Ansari, Paul Rudd, Mindy Kaling, Jason Segel, Michael Cera, Rihanna, Emma Watson, Martin Starr, Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary with directors Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg; "Directing Your Friends" featurette; "This Is the Marketing": Marketing outtakes, cast featurette, redband sizzle trailer, and four additional confessionals: "Aziz Haunts Craig Confessional," "James & Danny Confessional." "Jonah Confessional," "Seth & Jay Confessional." Blu-ray adds deleted scenes; "This Is the Gag Reel," line-o-ramas blooper reel with back-to-back shots of the actors' different delivery of certain lines from the film; six featurettes: "Meta-Apocalypse in which the cast discusses the unique acting challenges of playing versions of themselves, "Let's Get Technical" visual effects & technical aspects of the film, "Party Time" behind-the-scenes look at the making of the party scene at James Franco's house, "The Cannibal King" with Channing Tatum and Danny McBride, "The Making of 'The Making of Pineapple Express 2'" behind-the-scenes look at the cast making the sequel to "Pineapple Express," "Jay & Seth vs. The Apocalypse" original short that inspired the film. (Sony).

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Ultimate Showdown photo for Treasure Guards (2012-13) The Turtles face off against new enemies and old in this two-disc set featuring the final 12 episodes of the first season. Formats: DVD, $12.99. Extras: "The Mutation of a Scene": "The Pulverizer," "TCRI," "Cockroach Terminator," "Baxter's Gambit"; animated comic books: "Tales from the Turtle Lair, Parts Three-Six." (Nickeloden/Paramount).

Treasure Guards (2001) Anna Friel, Raoul Bova, Volker Bruch, Andre Jacobs. During an excavation in the remote Jordanian desert, an atheist archaeologist discovers an ancient parchment, buried in the ruins of an ancient temple, indicating the location of the long-lost "Seal of Solomon," which, according to legend, was given by God to King Solomon. This sets into motion a treasure hunt by the Vatican's elite Treasure Guards, the archaeologist's estranged father (himself a famous photo for With Love ... From the Age of Reason archaeologist), and other schemers. Formats: DVD. (Monarch Home Entertainment).

With Love ... From the Age of Reason (2010 -- France/Belgium) Sophie Marceau, Marton Csokas, Michel Duchaussoy, Jonathan Zaccai. "Dear Me. Today I am seven years old and I'm writing you this letter to help you remember the promises I made when I was 7, and also to remind you of what I want to become ..." Thus begins the letter that Margaret receives on her 40th birthday. An executive at a multinational construction firm, Margaret's regimented lifestyle revolves around meetings, business dinners and pre-scheduled sex with her partner. But when a retired notary delivers a stack of letters written by Margaret when she was seven years old, the successful professional begins to rethink her existence. Formats: DVD. (First Run Features).

The Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Collector's Edition photo (1939) Five-disc set includes Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and UltraViolet versions of the film; a new documentary, "The Making of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz"; bonus features from previous editions; premium collectibles (A collectible 75th Anniversary journal, Sparkle Ruby Slippers Globe, Noble Collection three-piece enamel pin set, a map of Oz and a 48-page hardcover book); $105.43; Order now for $79.99 and free shipping from Amazon. Three more editions will be available separately: a two-disc DVD (retail $16.95, $11.79 at Amazon), a one-disc Blu-ray (retail $19.98, $12.99 at Amazon) and a two-disc 3D/Blu-ray (retail $35.99, $25.11 and free shipping at Amazon), all with the new documentary and extra content. Read the press release here. (Warner).

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Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!: Best of Collection (2013) Four-disc set with 28 episodes of the preschoolers' favorites, with each disc devoted to one Wuzzleburg friend: "Best of Wubbzy," "Best of Widget," "Best of Walden" and "Best of Daizy." Formats: DVD, $19.98. Extras: Coloring and activity sheets, music videos. (Anchor Bay).

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