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OnVideo's Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases

Tuesday, October 22 -- Monday, October 28

All DVD Releases

  • Before Midnight

    photo for It's been 18 years since director Richard Linklater teamed with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy for "Before Sunrise" (1995), a romantic drama about two strangers, American tourist Jesse and French student Celine (in their twenties), who meet on a train bound for Vienna and spend a day and night together discussing love, life, religion, and the possibility of feelings for each other. It's been nine years since "Before Sunset" (2004), when the three reteamed for a sequel in which Jesse, now a successful author, travels to Paris for a book signing at Shakespeare and Company; in the audience, attracted by the book that was based on their interlude nine years before, is Celine. This time they have the briefest of encounters as Jesse, now married with a son, must catch a plane back to the states. Still, they talk over love, life, politics, and their unfulfilling relationships with their significant others. The film ends on an ambiguous note: Does Jesse stay or catch his flight? In this next installment, Jesse and Celine, now in their forties, face the past, present and future: family, romance and love. It turns out Jesse has left his marriage and his son in America, and now lives with Celine in Paris with their twin daughters. On a writer's retreat in Greece, the couple looks forward to a night of passion, but instead their idyllic evening turns into a test of their relationship and a discussion of what the future holds for them. Jesse yearns to spend more time with his son in the states; Celine resents her role as mother and housekeeper. What starts out as a beautiful day devolves into antagonism, hateful words, and spiteful actions. And, again, they talk of life and love and human relationships. Since there's so very little action in the film -- it's basically just Jesse and Celine talking while driving, walking and strolling through the beautiful Greek countryside -- the narrative only works if the viewer can empathize with the pair, which may be difficult since they are so painfully honest about their feelings (as is, almost unbelievably, everyone else in the film). It's all about their relationship, and what it says about love, life, marriage, and long-term commitment. If you like Hawke-Jesse and Delpy-Celine -- or if you want Woody Allen-like conversations on steroids -- this is for you. Extras: Commentary with Hawke, Delpy and Linklater, "Revisiting Jesse & Celine" featurette, Q&A with Hawke, Delpy and Linklater. Vitals: Director: Richard Linklater. Stars: Ethan Hawke Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Prior, Charlotte Prior. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: R, 109 min., Romantic Drama, Box office gross: $8.016 million, Sony. 3 stars


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  • The Conjuring

    photo for Ready for good, old-fashioned scares and frights -- sans torture, gore and porn? Then "The Conjuring" is for you. Here's a horror film that relies on editing and story line for its creepiness -- it's scares come from closing doors and creaking floors, much like the great horror films before special effects made it too easy to create chills. It revolves around real-life American paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga), who were called to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse in Rhode island in 1971. It turns out the house was haunted by an accused witch, Bathsheba, who tried to sacrifice her children to the devil and killed herself back in 1863, and the Warrens must struggle long and hard to exorcise the house of the powerful demonic entity. The work of the pair inspired "The Amityville Horror."Extras: "Scaring the @$*% Out of You" featurette. Blu-ray adds "The Conjuring: Face-to-Face With Terror" and "A Life in Demonology" featurettes. Vitals: Director: James Wan. Stars: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor, Joey King, Shanley Caswell, Hayley McFarland, Mackenzie Foy, Kyla Deaveras, Sterling Jerinsas, Marion Guyot, Steve Coulter, Shannon Kook, John Brotherton. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: R, 112 min., Horror, Box office gross: $135.355 million, Warner. 3 stars

  • The Way, Way Back

    photo for The Way, Way Back While shy 14-year-old Duncan (Liam James) is being dragged on a family trip with his mom (Toni Collette), her overbearing boyfriend (Steve Carell), and her boyfriend's daughter, he finds an unexpected friend in gregarious Owen (Sam Rockwell), manager of the Water Wizz water park. The two form a powerful bond as Duncan learns to swim through the challenges of life, love, family and friendship, resulting in a vacation he'll never forget. Extras: Deleted scenes, "Tour of the Water Park" featurette, "The Filmmakers: Jim & Nat" featurette, "Ensemble" featurette. Blu-ray adds "Making of The Way, Way Back." Vitals: Director: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash. Stars: Steve Carell, Maya Rudolph, Toni Collette, Liam James, Allison Janney, Sam Rockwell, Amanda Peet, AnnaSophia Robb, Rob Corddry. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 104 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $16.311 million, Fox. 3 stars

  • Only God Forgives

    photo for Only God Forgives Director Nicolas Winding Refn's much-anticipated follow-up to 2011's "Drive" wasn't what most people expected: Yes it was dark, as was "Drive," but it was way more sleazier, dirtier and weirder. There's no likeable characters here nor any redemption, but there's definitely a tour-de-force performance by Kristin Scott Thomas. Julian (Ryan Gosling), an American fugitive from justice, runs a boxing club in Bangkok as a front for his drug business. His mother, the head of a vast criminal organization, arrives from the U.S. to collect the body of her favorite son, Billy, who has just been killed after having savagely murdered a young prostitute. Crazy with rage and thirsty for vengeance, she demands that Julian produce the heads of the murderers. But first Julian must confront Chang, a mysterious retired policeman -- called the Angel of Vengeance -- who has resolved to scourge the corrupt underworld of brothels and fight clubs and to take down Julian and his operation. It's bleak, crude and rude and, unlike "Drive," has no redeeming qualities. Vitals: Director: Nicolas Winding Refn. Stars: Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vithaya Pansringarm, Gordon Brown, Yayaying Rhatha, Tom Burke, Sahajak Boonthanakit. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: R, 90 min., Crime Thriller, Box office gross: $.775 million, Anchor Bay. 2 stars

  • The Internship

    photo for The Internship Some movies offer an embarrassment of riches. Some movies are just an embarrassment. This one falls under the latter category. This comedy -- about a pair of old-fashioned, outmoded salesmen (Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson) who talk their way into an internship program at the state-of-the-art Google campus, where they must compete against tech-savvy college students for a handful of jobs -- is about as much fun as waiting for a long Windows 8 update to download and install itself. The only saving grace here is the spark between Vaughn and Wilson that was kindled during 2005's "Wedding Crashers." Extras: "Any Given Monday" featurette, commentary with Shawn Levy. Blu-ray adds deleted scenes. Vitals: Director: Shawn Levy. Stars: Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Rose Byrne, Max Minghella, Aasif Mandvi, JoAnna Garcia, Jessica Szohr, John Goodman, B.J. Novak. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 130 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $44.422 million, Fox. 2 stars


    Blu-ray Debuts

  • John Cassavetes: Five Films
  • The Uninvited (1944)
  • The Vincent Price Collection

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All DVD Releases

As Cool As I Am (2013) Sarah Bolger, Claire Danes, James Marsden, Thomas Mann, Jeremy Sisto, Jon Tenney, Anika Noni Rose, Peter Fonda. Born to teenaged parents in a small town, a smart teenage girl comes of age with her self-centered, immature working mother and a strict, frequently absent father. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (IFC Films).

Barbie & Her Sisters in A Pony Tale (2013) Latest feature-length adventure of Barbie; here Barbie and her sisters set off on a Swiss adventure to the majestic Alps, where they spend the summer at a riding academy. Although the vacation gets off to a rocky start, Barbie discovers a mysterious wild horse in the woods, making their visit truly magical. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: (Universal).

Before Midnight (2013) Dir.: Richard Linklater; Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Prior, Charlotte Prior. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary with Hawke, Delpy and Linklater, "Revisiting Jesse & Celine" featurette, Q&A with Hawke, Delpy and Linklater. (Sony).

The Bruce Lee Legacy Collection
Note: Shout! Factory's new version of "The Bruce Lee Legacy Collection" contains the following differences from the one originally produced but withdrawn before street date: • Correct pairing of disc label art and media for discs 10 and 11, which had inadvertently been swapped on the original release. • New Blu-rays for "The Big Boss", "Fist Of Fury," "Way of the Dragon." Contrary to speculation circulating on the Internet, the original set did contain hi-def masters of the first three feature films. However, after comments from fans who had received early copies of the set, Shout! discovered that their sources were not the recently restored transfers used for the Blu-rays in Hong Kong and Japan, but rather the original masters done a few years ago in Canada. Shout! therefore acquired the improved masters (the master for "Game of Death" was not appreciably different), and have included them on this new set, for a truly definitive Bruce Lee collection.
Eleven-disc Blu-ray/DVD box set in book-style packaging with first-ever Blu-ray presentations of "The Big Boss," "Fist Of Fury," "Way of the Dragon" and "Game of Death"; three documentaries on two discs, "Bruce Lee: The Legend" (and the original version "Bruce Lee: The Man, The Legend"), the photo critically acclaimed "I Am Bruce Lee" and "The Grandmaster and the Dragon: William Cheung and Bruce Lee"; four DVD versions of "The Big Boss," "Fist Of Fury," "Way of the Dragon" and "Game of Death"; and a bonus disc with hours of extra content. The deluxe book-style packaging includes 68 pages of archival materials, rare and never-before-released photos, a new essay on Lee's amazing career, and much more. $119.99. Extras: Commentaries on all four films by Hong Kong film expert Mike Leeder; "Return to Pak Chong: The Big Boss Revisited"; "Bruce Lee: The Early Years" featurette; new interviews with Robert Chua, Gene LeBell, Jon Benn, Bob Wall and many more; interviews with Sammo Hung, Simon Yam, Yuen Wah and Wong Jing; "Remembering Fist of Fury" featurette; "Bruce Lee Martial Arts Master" featurette; "Game of Death: Then & Now"; "Game of Death Memories" featurette; extensive still galleries on all four films including rare stills, movie posters; theatrical trailers and TV spots; alternate title sequences; "Game of Death" outtake montage; "Game of Death" revisited; more. (Shout! Factory).

Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear (2013) Anthology of five Chiller Network macabre short films on the human senses: "Smell," "See," "Touch," "Taste" and "Listen." Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Deleted scene, TV spots, still gallery. (Scream Factory/Shout! Factory).

The Conjuring (2013) Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor, Joey King, Shanley Caswell, photo for Hayley McFarland, Mackenzie Foy, Kyla Deaveras, Sterling Jerinsas, Marion Guyot, Steve Coulter, Shannon Kook, John Brotherton. Formats: DVD,Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Scaring the "@$*% Out of You" featurette. Blu-ray adds "The Conjuring: Face-to-Face With Terror" and "A Life in Demonology" featurettes. (Warner).

Dead in Tombstone (2013) Danny Trejo, Anthony Michael Hall, Mickey Rourke. After a ruthless gang overruns a small mining town, they murder their own leader, Guerrero Hernandez (Trejo), in a cold-blooded power grab. Sentenced to eternity in hell, Guerrero finds himself confronted by Satan himself (Rourke), who offers a daring proposition: deliver the six souls of his former gang and he will escape damnation. With rated and unrated versions. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary with director Roel Reine, deleted shots montage, "The Making of Dead in Tombstone." Blu-ray adds "Horses, Guns & Explosions," "Roel Reine: The Leader of the Gang," "A Town Transformed," "Creating Hell: The VFX." (Universal).

photo for Digimon: The Official Seasons 1-4 Collection Digimon: The Official Seasons 1-4 Collection (1999-2002) The first four seasons of "Digimon" are together for the first time on DVD in this 32-DVD set with 205 episodes of the series, starting with "Digimon Adventure" and "Digimon Adventure 02," the classic seasons that started it all, and "Digimon Tamers" and "Digimon Frontier," the continuation of the series with all new characters and worlds. The series revolves around the life forms known as "Digital Monsters," living in a "Digital World," a parallel universe that originated from Earth's various communication networks. The release is timed for the new season, "Digimon Season 6," airing on Nickelodeon. Formats: DVD, $229.95. (Cinedigm).

Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story (2013) One man's wild, lifelong adventure of testing society's boundaries through his subversive art, this feature combines traditional documentary storytelling with original animation culled from seven decades worth of art from the renegade children's book author and illustrator. Ungerer is an award winning illustrator and author who has published more than 140 books, ranging from his much loved children's books to his controversial adult work. He's famous for photo for Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story his sharp social satire and his witty aphorisms and he ranges from the fantastic to the autobiographical; in the 1960s his political posters against the Vietnam War and racial injustice and his adult books caused many conservatives to boycott his kids books. Using a palette of 20th century events to paint the artist's controversial life story, the film offers a retrospective of Ungerer's life and art, and ponders the complexities and contradictions of a man who, armed with an acerbic wit, an accusing finger and a razor sharp pencil, gave visual representation to the revolutionary voices during one of the most tantalizing and dramatic periods in American history. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Tomi Ungerer & Jules Feiffer at The Society of Illustrators," Maurice Sendak critiques "The King's Speech," "Tomi Ungerer in Ireland," deleted scenes, commentary with director Brad Bernstein. (First Run Features).

Homecoming (2012) Jerry Ford, Nina Ashe, Sheldon Shaw, Tiffany-Denise. A group of five college friends reunite for homecoming weekend nearly 20 years after graduation, happily reminiscing about their university memories, teasing each other and rekindling their close friendships. But cracks in the surface start to show as they remember one of their old roommates, whose recent death brings up long-hidden secrets, lingering emotions and painful regrets. Formats: DVD. (One Village Entertainment).

photo for I Give It a Year I Give It a Year (2013) Rose Byrne, Rafe Spall, Alex Macqueen, Stephen Merchant, Jane Asher, Terence Harvey, Minnie Driver, Jason Flemyng. Newlywed couple Nat (Rose Byrne) and Josh (Rafe Spall) are deliriously happy despite their differences, though friends and family aren't convinced that they can last. With their first anniversary approaching and attractive alternatives in the mix, can they last -- especially when Josh's ex-girlfriend and Nat's handsome American client enter the scene. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Bloopers, outtakes, deleted and extended scenes, cast and crew interviews, two behind-the-scenes featurettes. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).



In a Town This Size (2011) Documentary introduces an Oklahoma town and its long-ignored tragedy of child sexual abuse during the 1960s and 70s. Told through poignant first-person interviews with the victims, their families and professionals, these stories inform viewers about the lifelong harm of childhood sexual abuse, yet emphasize the resiliency of the human spirit: through determination, support and direct conversation, survivors can heal themselves and become advocates for change. Formats: DVD. Extras: Deleted scenes, behind the scenes, resource guide. (First Run Features).

The Internship (2013) Dir.: Shawn Levy; Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Rose Byrne, Max Minghella, Aasif Mandvi, JoAnna Garcia, Jessica Szohr, John Goodman, B.J. Novak. Unrated and rated versions. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Any Given Monday" featurette, commentary with Shawn Levy. Blu-ray adds deleted scenes. (Fox).

photo for The JFK Collection The JFK Collection (2013) History Channel three-disc set explores the life and legacy of the 35th president, and includes biographies of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Joseph P. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Jr. and Ted Kennedy, along with never-before-seen lost Kennedy home movies filmed by Robert and Ethel Kennedy in the early 1950s. Formats: Three-disc DVD, $19.98. (Lionsgate).

John Cassavetes: Five Films BLU-RAY Set Five-disc set with Blu-ray editions of "Shadows," "Faces," "A Woman Under the Influence," "The Killing of a Chinese Bookie" and "Opening Night," all in high definition digital restorations. Extras: High-definition digital restoration of Cassavetes's 108-minute 1978 version of "The Killing of a Chinese Bookie"; "A Constant Forge: The Life and Art of John Cassavetes" (2000), a 200-minute documentary by Charles Kiselyak; interviews; commentaries; more; as well as a booklet featuring essays by Gary Giddins, Kent Jones, Charles Kiselyak, Stuart Klawans, Dennis Lim, and Phillip Lopate; writings by and interviews with Cassavetes; and tributes to the filmmaker by director Martin Scorsese; actor and writer Elaine Kagan, Cassavetes's former secretary; and novelist Jonathan Lethem. $124.95. (The Criterion Collection).

photo for Just Like a Woman (2012) Sienna Miller, Golshifteh Farahani. A kind of 21st century "Thelma & Louise" about two women -- Mona, an Egyptian (Farahani) living with her husband and abusive mother-in-law and Marilyn, (Miller) a hard-working warehouse clerk with dreams of becoming a professional belly dancer -- who team up for a road trip from Chicago to Santa Fe, paying their way by stopping in dumpy clubs and restaurants to dance. Marilyn dreams of winning an audition to join a famous belly dancing company, while Mona has a secret: She's a fugitive from justice, accused of her mother-in-law's death. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Cohen Media Group).

Kindred: The Embraced -- The Complete Series (1996) Three-disc set with all eight episodes of the cult genre vampire series starring C. Thomas Howell, Mark Frankel, Jeff Kober and Kelly Rutherford. The collectible edition packaged in a special keepsake box including an exclusive edition of "The Book of Nod" (he sacred vampire text that inspired the series' creation) and a letter to fans from series creator John Leekley. While investigating an alleged mobster, San Francisco police detective Frank Kohanek (Howell) photo for Kindred: The Embraced  The Complete Series discovers that his suspect is actually Julian Luna (Frankel), the undead "Prince of the City" and leader of five vampire clans collectively called "The Kindred." Julian and Frank form an uneasy relationship, working together to prevent a vampire war, while Julian finds himself falling in love with Caitlin (Rutherford), a human reporter. Formats: DVD, $39.98. Extras: Episode recaps; extended pilot episode; commentary on select episodes; deleted scenes,; "Vampire: The Masquerade -- Origins of The Kindred" featurette; "Daedalus -- Last Will and Testament, The Saga Continues," featuring Jeff Kober delivering a special video message as Daedalus (in makeup applied by original special effects makeup designer Todd Masters) revealing new details on the Kindred mythology and closing the story of the original Vampire saga; "The Kindred Chronicles," a two-part 15th anniversary retrospective featuring series creator John Leekley. (CBS Home Entertainment/Paramount).

photo for Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics (2012) Feature-length documentary about DC Comics villains, from The Joker to Lex Luthor to Sinestro, exploring the thin line between right and wrong, the nature of evil, and how super-villains can reflect society's dark side as well as our own personal fears. It also attempts to uncover the reasons why comic book fans are so fascinated by the very characters they hope to see defeated. Included are interviews from over forty subjects, including: DC comic book writers, artists, executives, filmmakers, comic experts, critics, historians and celebrities. Contains footage from DC Entertainment's animated series, TV shows, video games and live action films, as well as spotlighting hundreds of covers, pages and panels created by DC Comics' legendary artists. Narrated by Christopher Lee with exclusive interviews with Richard Donner, Guillermo del Toro, Zack Snyder and more. Focuses on The Joker, Lex Luthor, Bane, Black Adam, Black Manta, Catwoman, Darkseid, Deathstroke, Doomsday, Genral Zod, Sinestro, the Suicide Squad and more. Formats: Blu-ray Disc, $19.98. (Warner).

Nikita: The Complete Third Season (2012-13) Twenty-two episodes. Formats: DVD, $59.98; Blu-ray Disc, $69.97; UltraViolet. Extras: Gag reel, deleted scenes. (Warner).

photo for Oka! (2011) Kris Marshall, Isaach De Bankole, Will Yun Lee and the Bayaka of Yandombe. The story of Louis Sarno, an American ethno-musicologist who lived among the Bayaka Pygmies in Central Africa for 25 years to record their music. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. (Well Go USA).

Only God Forgives (2013) Dir.: Nicolas Winding Refn; Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vithaya Pansringarm, Gordon Brown, Yayaying Rhatha, Tom Burke, Sahajak Boonthanakit. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: TBA. (Anchor Bay).

Paradise: Faith (2013 -- Austria/Germany/France) Director Ulrich Seidl's second film in the "Paradise" Trilogy about three women in one family who take separate vacations: one as a sex tourist ("Paradise: Love"), another as a Catholic missionary ("Paradise: Faith") and the third at a diet camp for teenagers ("Paradise: Hope"). For Anna Maria, a single woman in her fifties, paradise lies with Jesus. She devotes her summer vacation to doing missionary work, so that Austria may be brought back to the path of virtue. On her daily pilgrimage through Vienna, she goes from door to door, carrying a foot-high statue of the Virgin Mary. When her husband, an Egyptian Muslim confined to a wheelchair, comes home after years of absence, her life is turned upside down. Formats: DVD. (Strand Releasing).

Primeval New World: The Complete Series (2012-13) Three-disc set with all 13 episodes of the North American spin-off of the hit U.K. television series. When an invasion of prehistoric creatures threatens North America, visionary inventor Evan Cross assembles a team of highly-trained scientists and animal experts to battle the deadly predators and investigate the anomalies that brought them through time. Formats: DVD, $29.98; Blu-ray Disc, $39.98. Extras: "Meet the Cast," "Inside the Tank," 13 episodic behind-the-scenes featurettes (Entertainment One).

photo for Red Clover Red Clover (aka Leprechaun's Revenge) (2013) Billy Zane, Courtney Halverson, William Devane. When St. Parick's Day in Irish Channel, Louisiana, is restored after a 65-year ban, a vengeful demon returns to terrorize the citizens. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary with director Drew Daywalt, actress Courtney Halverson, creature effects designer Jeff Farley. (After Dark Films/Lionsgate).

Shepard & Dark (2012) Documentary paints an indelible portrait of the complex relationship between Sam Shepard (the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Academy Award-nominated actor and Johnny Dark, a homebody with a penchant for letter writing, photography and supporting himself with odd jobs from dog-catcher to deli worker. The two met in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s and, photo for Shepard & Dark despite leading very different lives, remained close friends ever since. Through the decades, they stayed bonded by family ties. Dark married an older woman named Scarlett and Shepard married her daughter. For years, the two couples lived together, until Shepard broke away for a relationship with Jessica Lange in 1983, leaving Johnny to help father his first son. Nevertheless, he and Dark continued writing to each other, amassing hundreds of letters. Director Treva Wurmfeld began filming the two friends in 2010 during a period of transition and reflection for Shepard. At the time, he had quietly ended his relationship with Lange and agreed to publish his correspondence with Dark. The task required them to meet and sift through years of their shared history, stirring memories both good and bad. Wurmfeld observes the two men over a period of 18 months and captures a complex male friendship rarely depicted on screen. Film Comment voted this one of the 50 Best Undistributed Films of 2012. Formats: DVD. Extras: Extended interviews, deleted scenes, "7 Things I learned From You" featurette, photo gallery, poster gallery. (Music Box Films).

Storm Rider (2013) Kevin Sorbo, Kristy Swanson, C Thomas Howell, Dani Chuchran. Spoiled 18-year old Dani Fieldings' world is turned upside down when her father gets arrested for securities fraud, and she has to leave her upscale life in the city to stay with her gruff Uncle Sam out in the country. As Dani and her uncle struggle to bond, she's given an orphaned horse to foster and train, calling her Stormy and giving her all the attention she's missing from her unsettled life. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Arc Entertainment).

The Uninvited (1944) A pair of siblings (Ray Milland and Ruth Hussey) from London purchase a surprisingly affordable, lonely cliff-top house in Cornwall, only to discover that it actually carries a ghostly price; soon they're caught up in a bizarre romantic triangle from beyond the grave. Rich in atmosphere, "The Uninvited", directed by Lewis Allen, was ground breaking for the seriousness with which it treated the haunted-house genre, and it remains an elegant and eerie experience, featuring a classic score by Victor Young. A tragic family past, a mysteriously locked room, cold chills, bumps in the night -- this gothic Hollywood classic has it all. New 2K digital film restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: New visual essay by filmmaker Michael Almereyda, booklet featuring an essay by critic Farran Smith Nehme. (The Criterion Collection).

photo for The Vincent Price Collection The Vincent Price Collection BLU-RAY Four-disc set with the first-ever Blu-ray presentation of "Fall of the House Of Usher" (1960), "The Haunted Palace" (1963), "The Masque of Red Death" (1964), "The Pit and the Pendulum" (1961), "Witchfinder General" (1968) and "The Abominable Dr. Phibes" (1971). Includes a 24-page collector's book. $79.97. Extras: Vintage and rare introduction and final words from Vincent Price; commentaries with Roger Corman, author Tom Weaver, author Steve Haberman, producer Philip Waddilove, actor Ian Ogilvy, others; Vincent Price retrospective commentary with author Lucy Chase Williams featuring Pitor Michael as the voice of Vincent Price; audio interview with Vincent Price by historian David Del Valle; "A Change of Poe" interview with director Roger Corman; theatrical trailers; still galleries, more. (Scream Factory/Shout! Factory).

The Waiting Room (2012) A character-driven documentary that uses extraordinary access to go behind the doors of an American public hospital struggling to care for a community of largely uninsured patients. Young victims of gun violence take their turn alongside artists and small business owners. Steel workers, taxi cab drivers and international asylum seekers crowd the halls. The film -- using a blend of cinema verite and characters' voice over -- offers a raw, intimate, and even uplifting look at how patients, executive staff and caregivers each cope with disease, bureaucracy and hard choices. Formats: DVD. Extras: Commentary with director Peter Nicks; outtakes/extended scenes; a sample of stories from the ground-breaking ongoing storytelling project that documents in real time the experiences, thoughts and feelings of the patients waiting in ER at Highland Hospital in Oakland, Calif. (Cinedigm).

photo for The Wall The Wall (2012 -- Austria/Germany) Martina Gedeck. Based on Marlen Haushofer's highly-regarded 1962 novel, "The Wall" presents the story of Martina Gedeck's unnamed character -- The Woman -- who is vacationing in the spectacular Austrian mountains when the invisible wall inexplicably encompasses the countryside. Though the blue sky, chirping birds and surrounding nature appear to be normal, The Woman is cut off from all human contact and thus separated from the rest of the world. Accompanied by her loyal dog Lynx, The Woman becomes immersed in a world untouched by civilization and ruled only by the laws of nature, which prove to be both benign and dangerous. As she grapples with her bizarre circumstances, The Woman begins an inward journey of spiritual growth and, ultimately, transcendence. Gedeck was the female lead of the Academy Award-winning film "The Lives Of Others." Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Booklet with photos, essays and afterword by director Julian Polsler. (Music Box Films).

The Way, Way Back (2013) Steve Carell, Maya Rudolph, Toni Collette, Liam James, Allison Janney, Sam Rockwell, Amanda Peet, AnnaSophia Robb, Rob Corddry. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted scenes, "Tour of the Water Park" featurette, "The Filmmakers: Jim & Nat" featurette, "Ensemble" featurette. Blu-ray adds "Making of The Way, Way Back." (Fox).

WWII: 3 Film Collection (2013) Three History Channel specials that deconstruct the deadliest conflict in human history from three separate perspectives: "WWII in HD," "WWII in HD: The Air War" and "WWII From Space." Formats: Five-disc DVD, $24.98; four-disc Blu-ray, $29.99. (Lionsgate).

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