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OnVideo's Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases

Tuesday, November 4 -- Monday, November 10

All DVD Releases

  • Maleficent

    photo for Maleficent Finally, a mean and nasty villain to yearn for. The folks at Disney have twisted around the 1959 classic "Sleeping Beauty" by putting the whole fairy tale -- in which an evil fairy, Maleficent, slighted at not being welcome at the christening of princess Aurora, casts a spell on her -- into a larger context of greed and exploitation. Angelina Jolie is sexy, serene and ultimately mean as Maleficent, a winged fairy savior who saves her peaceable animal forest kingdom from being invaded by a nearby human king intent on subjugating her land. However, a childhood human friend, Stefan, betrays her when the dying king offers his crown -- and daughter's hand -- to whomever can kill Maleficent; he doesn't kill her but cuts off her wings as proof for the king. Later, when Stefan and the kimg's daughter give birth to Aurora, Maleficent casts her evil sleeping spell. Without giving away any more of the surprisingly intelligent plot, suffice it to say that there's more than a kiss of "true love" needed here to end the curse and bring happiness all around. Extras: "Aurora: Becoming a Beauty" in which Elle Fanning reveals her lifelong love of Disney's original animated classic. Blu-ray adds "From Fairy Tale to Feature Film": Reimagining Maleficent for a new generation, "Building an Epic Battle": Creating the clash between Maleficent and King Henry's forces, "Classic Couture" examines Maleficent's head wraps and jewelry, "Maleficent Revealed" explore the layers of extraordinary special effects, deleted scenes. Vitals: Director: Robert Stromberg. Stars: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Juno Temple, Sharlto Copley, Peter Capaldi, Brenton Thwaites, Ella Purnell, Imelda Staunton, Sam Riley. 2014, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 97 min., Fantasy Adventure, Box office gross: $230.339 million, Disney. 3 stars


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  • A Most Wanted Man

    photo for A Most Wanted Man The latest big-screen adaptation of a John Le Carre spy tale is a complicated, involved, cerebral and at times confusing thriller redeemed by Anton Corbijn's (of Depeche Mode, U2 and Metallica music video fame) dark and off-kilter direction and the agonizingly deep and moving second-to-last lead performance by Philip Seymour Hoffman (he starred in "God's Pocket" and co-stars in the upcoming "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay" films). The film revolves around German and U.S. secret agents who try to uncover the reason behind a Chechen Muslim's illegal immigration to Hamburg; ostensably he's there to repatriate money stolen from Chechnya by his rogue military father, but the Germans and Americans think he may be an extremist intent on destruction. Hoffman plays the head of the German covert operation, Robin Wright plays his American counterpart; also drawn into the intrigue is Willem Dafoe as a banker and Rachel McAdams as a young lawyer looking out for the Chechen man. Extras: "The Making of A Most Wanted Man" featurette, "Spymaster: John Le Carre in Hamburg" featurette. Vitals: Director: Anton Corbijn. Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright, Daniel Bruhl, Martin Wuttke, Nina Hoss, Rainer Bock, Kostja Ullmann. 2014, CC, MPAA rating: R, 121 min., Suspense/Drama, Box office gross: $15.920 million, Lionsgate. 3 stars

  • Planes: Fire & Rescue

    photo for Planes: Fire & Rescue Follow-up to last year's hit "Planes." When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his team, a bunch of all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero. Extras: Exclusive Animated Short "Vitaminamulch: Air Spectacular"; "Welcome to Piston Peak!" mock-umentary promotional piece that shows off all the highlights of the Piston Peak National Park and its aerial firefighting team; "CHoPs" TV Promo; "Air Attack: Firefighters From The Sky" behind-the-scenes piece that takes an inside look at the real smoke jumpers and firefighters; Spencer Lee Music Video "Still I Fly"; two deleted scenes; animated shorts: "Dipper," "Smokejumpers." Vitals: Director: Roberts Gannaway. Stars: Voices of Dane Cook, Julie Bowen, Ed Harris, Captain Dale Dye, Cedric the Entertainer, Erik Estrada, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, John Michael Higgins, Hal Holbrook, Stacy Keach, Regina King, Anne Meara, Jerry Stiller, Wes Studi. 2014, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 83 min., Animated, Box office gross: $52.950 million, Disney. 2 stars

  • Hercules

    photo for Hercules The story of Hercules after his famous 12 labors. Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules' help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail, he must again become the hero he once was. Blu-ray extras: Commentary by director Brett Ratner and producer Beau Flynn, "Brett Ratner and Dwayne Johnson: An Introduction," "Hercules and his Mercenaries" featurette, "Weapons!" featurette, "The Bessi Battle" behind-the-scenes featurette, "The Effects of Hercules," 15 deleted/extended scenes. Vitals: Director: Brett Ratner. Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Tobias Santelmann, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolso Berdal. 2014, CC, MPAA rating: 98, PG-13 min., Action, Box office gross: $72.385 million, Paramount. 2 stars


    Blu-ray Debuts

  • The Sopranos: The Complete Series (1999-2007)
  • Style Wars (1983)

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All DVD Releases

photo for A Belle for Christmas A Belle for Christmas (2013) Dean Cain, Kristy Swanson, Jet Jurgensmeyer, Haylie Duff, Meyrick Murphy. A recent widower doing his best to raise his young kids adopts an adorable puppy named Belle during the holiday season, but his dog-hating, gold-digging new girlfriend throws a milkbone in the way of their happiness. A heartwarming holiday film. Formats: DVD, $19.98. (Anchor Bay).

Birds of Paradise (2014) Voices of Drake Bell, Ashley Tisdale, Ken Jeong, Jane Lynch, Jon Lovitz, Keith David, Dallas Lovato. When Jack, an ordinary sparrow with dreams of becoming an extraordinary bird, is accidently covered in colorful paint, he is thrilled about his new exotic appearance and believes that he'll now be able to impress Aurora, a beautiful canary who has recently escaped from her indoor cage. But when Aurora's mean owner, Mr. Potter, finds her, Jack must enlist the help of his best friends - Vinnie, the loyal pigeon and Skeeter, the hyper hummingbird as well as Rosie, the caring bat and the wise Old Buzzard in order to free her. Formats: DVD: $19.98, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Bringing the Characters to Life" featurette at the recording studio with Bell, Tisdale, Jeong, Lynch, Lovitz and David; sneak peek at award-winning Miniscule shorts. (Lionsgate).

The Christmas Gift (1986 -- TV) John Denver stars in this Dove Family-approved holiday classic, now on DVD for the first time. "The Christmas Gift" follows a recently widowed architect, George (Denver), and his young daughter. While traveling in Colorado, they find a mystical small town where everyone still believes in Santa Claus. Formats: DVD, $14.99. (Paramount).

photo for The Doctor and the Devils The Doctor and the Devils (1985) Timothy Dalton, Jonathan Pryce , Stephen Rea, Julian Sands, Patrick Stewart, Twiggy. Based on Dylan Thomas' original screenplay, this shocking horror-thriller stars Timothy Dalton as Thomas Rock, a brilliant young anatomy professor in 1820s Edinburgh. At first accepting only the cadavers provided him for study -- those of a few hanged criminals per year -- Rock eventually recruits two grave robbers (Jonathan Pryce and Stephen Rea) to secure a better supply of corpses. Coming to the gory conclusion that they will earn more the "fresher" the corpses, the two begin committing murder and delivering warm bodies to the doctor's lecture chambers. Formats: Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentary with author and film historian Steve Haberman; new interview with executive producer Mel Brooks, producer Jonathan Sanger and former Brooksfilms development executive Randy Auerbach; theatrical trailer. (Scream Factory/Shout! Factory).

Doctor Who: The Complete Matt Smith Years Limited Edition Blu-Ray Gift Set (2013) The 16-disc set features the complete adventures of the Eleventh Doctor -- every season, every special, every episode. It also includes, for the very first time on a special bonus disc, "Doctor Who Proms 2013," "The Day of the Doctor: From Script to Screen,"" The Five Doctors Reboot" and "Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide." And it wouldn't be a complete set of Matt Smith's appearances without also including the two part special "Sarah Janes Adventures: The Death of the Doctor." Formats: Blu-ray Disc,: $148.95. (BBC Home Entertainment).

photo for The Dog The Dog (2014) An intimate portrayal of the spirited John Wojtowicz, the man behind the infamous Brooklyn bank robbery that inspired the acclaimed film "Dog Day Afternoon." In 1972, John Wojtowicz attempted to rob a Brooklyn bank to pay for his lover's sex change operation. The act resulted in a 14-hour hostage situation that was broadcast across the nation. Three years later, Al Pacino portrayed his crime in "Dog Day Afternoon." Drawing upon extraordinary archival footage, the film shuffles between the 1970s and the 2000s to offer a historic perspective on New York's gay liberation movement, in which Wojtowicz played an active role. In later footage, he remains a subversive force, backed by the unconditional love of his mother Terry, whose wit and charm infuse the film. How and why the bank robbery took place is recounted in gripping detail by Wojtowicz and various eyewitnesses. Wojtowicz died in 2006. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: Commentary with directors Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren, deleted scenes, 14-page booklet, theatrical trailer. (Cinedigm).

An Evergreen Christmas (2014) Robert Loggia, Charleene Closshey, Booboo Stewart, Naomi Judd. Leaving her seemingly glamorous Hollywood life on hold, musician Evie Lee is forced to return to her small hometown of Balsam Falls, Tennessee and her family's once-thriving Christmas tree farm to attend her father’s unexpected funeral, where she finds herself torn between pursuing her music career and saving her family's legacy. Formats: DVD. (ARC Entertainment).

The Exes: Seasons 1 & 2, (2011-12) Three-disc set with 22 episodes of the TV Land comedy series, $29.99. Formats: DVD. Extras: Interviews with Kristen Johnston, Donald Faison, David Alan Basche, Kelly Stables, Wayne Knight and director Andy Cadiff; behind-the-scenes antics. (Paramount).

Film Noir 10-Movie Spotlight Collection Six-disc set with "Double Indemnity," "Touch of Evil," "This Gun for Hire," "Criss Cross," "The Killers," "Phantom Lady," "Black Angel," "The Big Clock," "The Glass Key" and "The Blue Dahlia." Formats: DVD: $79.98. (Universal).

A Five Star Life (2014 -- Italy) Margherita Buy, Fabrizia Sacchi, Stefano Accorsi. The sophisticated story of one woman's quest for personal and professional fulfillment set against some of the most stunning cities and opulent hotels of the world. Stylish and independent, Irene (Margherita Buy) is a single career woman in her forties with a job to die for. As a luxury hotel critic, she checks into the world's finest establishments incognito to assess their standards, meticulously judging every detail from the concierge's manners to the temperature of the food to the quality of the bedsheets. Her elegant, unattached lifestyle affords her the freedom to jet around the globe at a moment's notice to experience a world of luxury, but doesn't leave her with much of a personal life. On the rare occasions she's not working, Irene's world revolves around her absent-minded sister Silvia (Fabrizia Sacchi), two lively young nieces, and best friend -- and former lover -- Andrea (Stefano Accorsi). But when Silvia begins to deal with marital problems and Andrea faces an unexpected life change, Irene's small support network is fractured and she struggles to balance a glamorous career with the growing desire for something more. After a chance meeting shakes up her worldview even more, she's compelled to reexamine her choices and charts her own path to happiness despite the expectations of others. Formats: DVD, VOD. Extras: Making-of featurette, deleted scenes. (Music Box Films).

Frontera (2014) Ed Harris, Michael Pena, Eva Longoria, Amy Madigan. Set along the tumultuous Arizona-Mexico border, the film follows Miguel (Pena), a hardworking father and devoted husband, who crosses the border illegally and is wrongfully accused of murdering the wife of a former sheriff (Harris). Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "A Look at Frontera" featurette, trailer. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).

Garfield Holiday Collection Five holiday-themed Garfield TV specials: "Garfield Halloween Adventure," ”"Garfield on the Town," "A Garfield Christmas," "A Garfield Thanksgiving" and "Garfield in Paradise." Formats: DVD, $14.99. (Anderson Digital).



photo for The Garfield Show: Techno Cat The Garfield Show: Techno Cat (2014) Volume 13 of "The Garfield Show" has the lovable cat and his friends getting in trouble with the latest gadgets technology has to offer. Formats: DVD, $14.93. (Cinedigm).

Hercules (2014) Dwayne Johnson, Tobias Santelmann, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolso Berdal. Blu-ray versions contain both the theatrical and an extended cut. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 3D Blu-ray/Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Blu-ray extras: Commentary by director Brett Ratner and producer Beau Flynn, "Brett Ratner and Dwayne Johnson: An Introduction," "Hercules and his Mercenaries" featurette, "Weapons!" featurette, "The Bessi Battle" behind-the-scenes featurette, "The Effects of Hercules," 15 deleted/extended scenes. (Paramount).

photo for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition (2013) Features a 25-minute longer cut and more than nine hours of new special features ... just in time for the December 17 theatrical release of the third and final film, "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies." Formats: Five-disc Blu-ray 3D set ($54.98) that features the Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray versions of the Extended Edition; three-disc Blu-ray ($35.99), Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). New special features on Blu-Ray 3d and Blu-Ray: Commentary with Peter Jackson and Philippa Boyens, co-producer/screenwriter; "The Appendices: Parts IX and X," which showcase an immersive multi-part history of the filming of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," covering pre-production in the various departments of the film in the months leading up to the start of principal photography, training, the work done on set and in the world of its digital effects; "New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth – Part 2." (Warner).

photo for Holiday Family Classics: The Thanksgiving Treasure/The House Without a Christmas Tree Holiday Family Classics: The Thanksgiving Treasure/The House Without a Christmas Tree Two Dove-approved family holiday telefilms that follow the everyday adventures and small miracles of the Mills family, based on the novels by Gail Rock. The stories -- "The Thanksgiving Treasure" (1973) and "The House Without a Christmas Tree" (1972) -- revolve around Addie Mills, a smart and strong-willed young girl living in Nebraska in the 1940s. Stars Lisa Lucas, Jason Robards and Mildred Natwick. Formats: DVD, $19.99. (CBS/Paramount).

Hot in Cleveland Season 5 (2014) Three-disc set with 24 episodes, $29.99. Formats: DVD. (Paramount).

King Family - King Family Christmas: Classic Television Specials Volume 2 Two-disc set with four full-length holiday TV specials that entertained millions of TV viewers throughout the 1960s & '70s (and one from the 21st century) starring multi-generational entertainers the singing King Family: "Thanksgiving With the King Family" (1967), "Christmas With the King Family" (1967), "Home for Christmas With the King Family" (1974) and "Christmas With the King Family Reunion" (2009). Stars the Grammy-nominated vocal group The King Sisters along with their entire family including guitar virtuoso and big band great Alvino Rey, The Four King Cousins featuring Tina Cole ("My Three Sons"), actor Robert Clarke, trombonist and vocalist Kent Larsen, the King Kids, and all the other cousins, aunts and uncles that made up America's 39-member first family of song. Formats: DVD, $19.95. (Polly O. Entertainment/MVD Visual).

Land Ho! (2014 -- Iceland) Paul Eenhoorn, Earl Lynn Nelson. Two retired ex-brothers-in-law hoping to reclaim their youth go on a road trip through Iceland that takes them through trendy Reykjavik to the rugged outback; Mitch and Colin's picaresque adventures evolve into a candid exploration of aging, loneliness and friendship. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Commentary, LA Film Festival Q&A, deleted scenes. (Sony).

Law & Order: The Fifteenth Year (2004-05) Five-disc set with 24 episodes, $39.98. In the fifteenth year of Dick Wolf’s iconic series, the Manhattan criminal justice team tries not to let departmental shake-ups impact their abilities to pursue the riveting cases that have shocked the city. Detective Joe Fontana (Dennis Farina) and ADA Alexandra Borgia (Annie Parisse) bring their expertise to grim crimes regarding fake flu vaccines and con men, while ADA Serena Southerlyn (Elisabeth Rohm) exits after her strong opinions put her at odds with her colleagues in the death of a controversial rap producer. Formats: DVD. (Universal).

Law & Order: The Sixteenth Year (2005-06) Five-disc set with 22 episodes, $39.98. Annie Parisse and Dennis Farina return for their final season as ADA Alexandra Borgia and Detective Joe Fontana, who take on cases involving a grim sterilization campaign, post-partum psychosis and a death so disturbing to Lieutenant Van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson) that she flirts with perjury in the name of justice. Formats: DVD. (Universal).

Law & Order: The Seventeenth Year (2006-07) Five-disc set with 22 episodes, $39.98. Ed Green (Jesse L. Martin) earns his promotion to Senior Detective, Nina Cassady (Milena Govich) joins the Department for her short tenure as a detective, DA Arthur Branch (Fred Thompson) finishes his time as the District Attorney and Jack McCoy (Sam Waterson) serves his final days in the courtroom before taking on his boss's position. Formats: DVD. (Universal).

Lifetime Holiday Triple Feature (2013) Three never-before-released TV holiday favorites: "Country Christmas Story" featuring Dolly Parton, Brian McKnight and Desiree Ross; "Twelve Trees of Christmas" starring Lindy Booth and Melanie Brown; and "Kristin's Christmas Past" featuring Shiri Appleby, Will Kemp, Elizabeth Mitchell, Judd Nelson and A. J. Langer. Formats: DVD $9.98. (Lionsgate).

photo for Little House on the Prairie: A Merry Ingalls Christmas Little House on the Prairie: A Merry Ingalls Christmas Two classic "Little House" specials: "Christmas at Plum Creek" and "A Christmas They Never Forgot." In "Christmas at Plum Creek," the members of the Ingalls family share a heartwarming first Christmas in their new home, and Laura makes a personal sacrifice that captures the meaning of the holidays. In "A Christmas They Never Forgot," the family waits out a snowstorm by remembering favorite Christmases from the past. Restored to original broadcast length and remastered picture and sound; $9.98. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Lionsgate).

Maleficent (2014) Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Juno Temple, Sharlto Copley, Peter Capaldi, Brenton Thwaites, Ella Purnell, Imelda Staunton, Sam Riley. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, Disney Movies Anywhere (cloud). Extras: "Aurora: Becoming a Beauty" in which Elle Fanning reveals her lifelong love of Disney's original animated classic. Blu-ray adds "From Fairy Tale to Feature Film": Reimagining Maleficent for a new generation, "Building an Epic Battle": Creating the clash between Maleficent and King Henry's forces, "Classic Couture" examines Maleficent's head wraps and jewelry, "Maleficent Revealed" explore the layers of extraordinary special effects, deleted scenes. (Disney).

Merlin: The Complete Series (2008-13) The BAFTA-winning retelling of the fabled Arthurian legend that amassed a cult following over the course of five action-packed seasons of swordplay and sorcery. Formats: 24-disc DVD: $129.98, 16-disc Blu-ray: $197.50. Extras: A disc of all-new bonus footage and a set of exclusive collectible magnets. (BBC Home Entertainment).

The Merv Griffin Show 1962-1986 New collection of the greatest episodes from one of the premier talk shows in television history, hosted by the charming and intelligent Merv Griffin, who became one of the most beloved TV personalities of his time (winning 10 Emmy Awards). An unprecedented retrospective covering 24 years of star-studded photo for The Merv Griffin Show 1962-1986 entertainment and provocative in-depth interviews, in a 12-disc collection containing 44 classic episodes and more than seven hours of bonus material, newly transferred from recently discovered master tapes. Features more than 200 guests from the worlds of entertainment, politics, music, sports, literature and art, most of which have not been seen for decades. Viewers will be entertained by the likes of Mel Brooks, Lucille Ball, the Everly Brothers, Willie Mays and Aretha Franklin; enlightened by Salvador Dali, Dr. Timothy Leary and Maya Angelou; and inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, President Ronald Reagan, and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. Among the film and TV legends interviewed by Griffin in this collection are John Wayne, Bette Davis, Gene Wilder, Laurence Olivier, Ingrid Bergman, Farrah Fawcett-Majors, Warren Beatty, the cast of The Golden Girls, Dennis Hopper, Jayne Mansfield, George Clooney, Jane Fonda and the final interview with Orson Welles, who died just a few hours after the show. The array of comedy greats includes a young Jerry Seinfeld, George Carlin, Bill Maher and Jay Leno, as well as Richard Pryor and Jerry Lewis together, Joan Rivers, Steve Martin, Moms Mabley, Bill Cosby, Henny Youngman, Jack Benny, Redd Foxx, Carol Burnett, Andy Kaufman and Woody Allen. Formats: DVD, $129.98. Extras: Seven hours of interviews with such wide-ranging figures as Norman Rockwell, Barbara Walters, Adam West and Burt Ward, James Michener, Alec Baldwin, Muhammad Ali and many more; new interview with Jay Leno; vintage promo trailers; a 52-page booklet with exhaustive notes, rare photos, memorabilia and a foreword by Dick Cavett. (MPI Media Group).

A Most Wanted Man (2014) Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright, Daniel Bruhl, Martin Wuttke, Nina Hoss, Rainer Bock, Kostja Ullmann. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "The Making of A Most Wanted Man" featurette, "Spymaster: John le Carre in Hamburg" featurette. (Lionsgate).


photo for The Newsroom: The Complete Second Season The Newsroom: The Complete Second Season (2013) Three-disc set with nine episodes. Smart, topical, thought-provoking and highly entertaining, "The Newsroom," created by Aaron Sorkin, takes a behind-the-scenes look at a high-rated cable-news program at the fictional Atlantis Cable News (ACN) Network, focusing on the on- and off-camera lives of its acerbic anchor (Jeff Daniels), executive producer (Emily Mortimer), their newsroom staff (John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Olivia Munn, Dev Patel and others), news-division boss (Sam Waterston) and parent-company CEO (Jane Fonda). Season 2 takes place during a five-day period leading up to Election Day 2012, and encompasses numerous flashbacks to earlier events from 2011 and 2012. One of the season's major story arcs involves a wrongful-termination lawsuit made by a staff member alleged to have doctored a report about a suspicious U.S. drone strike. As details about the suit's origin and aftermath emerge, the newsroom team continues its quixotic mission to "do the news well" in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles, and their personal entanglements. Formats: DVD: $59.98, Blu-ray: $79.98, Digital. (HBO).

photo for Perry Mason - Double Features 7-9 Perry Mason - Double Features 7-9 The fan-favorite courtroom drama returns with a new collection of thrilling television movies starring Raymond Burr as the famous lawyer. From Las Vegas to Paris, Mason and his team travel to the scene of the crime, crossing paths with mobsters, war criminals, and demanding divas at almost every turn. "Double Feature Seven": "The Case of the Poisoned Pen" and "The Case of the Desperate Deception"; "Double Feature Eight": "The Case of the Silenced Singer" and "The Case of the Defiant Daughter"; "Double Feature Nine": "The Case of the Ruthless Reporter" and "The Case of the Maligned Mobster"; $16.99 each. Formats: DVD. (CBS/Paramount).

Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014) Voices of Dane Cook, Julie Bowen, Ed Harris, Captain Dale Dye, Cedric the Entertainer, Erik Estrada, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, John Michael Higgins, Hal Holbrook, Stacy Keach, Regina King, Anne Meara, Jerry Stiller, Wes Studi. Formats: DVD, Blue-ray/DVD combo, VOD, Digital, Disney Movies Anywhere (Cloud). Extras: Exclusive Animated Short "Vitaminamulch: Air Spectacular"; "Welcome to Piston Peak!" mock-umentary promotional piece taht shows off all the highlights of the Piston Peak National Park and its aerial firefighting team; "CHoPs" TV Promo; "Air Attack: Firefighters From The Sky" behind-the-scenes piece that takes an inside look at the real smoke jumpers and firefighters; Spencer Lee Music Video "Still I Fly"; two deleted scenes; animated shorts: "Dipper," "Smokejumpers." (Disney).

Premature (2014) John Karna, Alan Tudyk, Katie Findlay, Craig Roberts, Carlson Young. High school student Rob has the most important day of his life in front of him: a college interview, an opportunity to lose his virginity to the hottest girl in school, and plans with his friends to celebrate. Unfortunately everything goes terribly wrong, and to add to his troubles, he finds himself waking up in the morning to repeat the same stressful day over and over and over again. Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).

Quantum Leap: The Complete Series (1989-93) Twenty-seven disc set with 77 episodes, $179.98. Formats: DVD. (Universal).

RENO 911: The Complete Series (2003-09) Fourteen-disc set with 88 uncensored episodes from the series' six seasons, $45.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: Commentary, outtakes, deleted, alternate and extended scenes, featurettes. (Paramount).

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Collector's Edition (1964) 50th anniversary of the TV Christmas animated classic. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Bonus features teach fans how to draw Rudolph, Hermey and Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster; present video sing-alongs of the musical holiday favorites "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "Holly Jolly Christmas"; offer a video version of a "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" pop-up book; "Rudolph Unwrapped," a fascinating interactive section that highlights 50 little-known facts about the creation of the holiday special. (Anderson Merchandisers/Classic Media).

photo for Sherlock: The Complete Seasons 1-3 Limited Edition Gift Set (2013) This set includes every episode from all three seasons on both Blu-ray and DVD formats, along with the original bonus features released with each season. Includes a fourth bonus disc of extras. The set features all new commentaries; never-before-seen outtakes; a deleted scene; BBC Archive Interviews with Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue from the time of the initial Season One premiere; "Unlocking Sherlock," a 60-minute behind-the-scenes program for Season Three; and exclusive collectibles including limited edition art cards and busts of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. Formats: Blu-ray + DVD combo gift set $197.50. (BBC Home Entertainment).

photo for The Sopranos: The Complete Series The Sopranos: The Complete Series BLU-RAY DEBUT (1999-2007) Twenty-eight discs packaged in an elegant box set featuring iconic artwork from the series, 279.98. Includes Digital HD copy of all 86 episodes. For six seasons, millions of viewers loyally tuned in to HBO to watch the drama unfold as modern-day mob boss Tony Soprano juggled responsibilities between his family and his other "family." David Chase's drama series stars three-time Emmy winners James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano and Edie Falco as Tony's wife Carmela, plus Lorraine Bracco as therapist Dr. Jennifer Melfi, Emmy-winner Michael Imperioli as Tony's nephew Christopher Moltisanti and Dominic Chianese as Uncle Junior. Other series regulars include Robert Iler as Anthony Soprano, Jr., Jamie-Lynn Sigler as Meadow Soprano, Tony Sirico as Paulie Walnuts, Steven Van Zandt as Silvio Dante, Aida Turturro as Tony's sister Janice, Steven R. Schirripa as Bobby "Bacala" Baccalieri, John Ventimiglia as Artie Bucco, Vincent Curatola as Johnny Sack, Frank Vincent as Phil Leotardo and Ray Abruzzo as Little Carmine. Extras: New and exclusive feature exploring how "The Sopranos" came to be and how it transformed the television landscape. "Defining a Television Landmark" features all-new interviews with cast, crew, celebrities, filmmakers and academics -- including series creator David Chase, star James Gandolfini, director Steven Soderbergh, Jeff Daniels and Steve Buscemi -- discussing the impact and influence of the groundbreaking series, with brand new archival footage. Additional bonus material includes lost scenes, two round table dinners with cast and crew, 25 audio commentaries and much more. (HBO).

photo for Step Up All In Step Up All In (2014) Ryan Guzman, Briana Evigan, Misha Gabrie, Stephen "tWitch" Boss, Izabella Miko, Alyson Stoner, Adam Sevani. In this latest edition of the popular series, Step Up all-stars from previous installments come together in glittering Las Vegas to battle for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (Cloud). Extras: Commentary with director Trish Sie and actress Briana Evigan, "Ryan's Favorite Dance Scenes," deleted scenes. Blu-ray adds "All in with the Crew" featurette; "Dance Breakdown: Final Stage" featurette; "Clap, Stomp, Slide: The Sounds of Battle"; "The Vortex Dance Index." (Lionsgate).

Style Wars BLU-RAY DEBUT (1983) This legendary hip-hop documentary and timeless film classic is the indispensable record of a golden age of youthful creativity and exploding hip hop subculture. When director Tony Silver and co-producer Henry Chalfant delivered the broadcast version of their prize-winning film to PBS in 1983, the world received its first full immersion in the phenomenon that had taken over New York City. The urban landscape was physically transformed by graffitti artists who invented a new visual language to express both their individuality, and the voice of their community. As New York's ramshackle subway system became a public playground, battleground, and spectacular artistic canvas, MC's, DJ's and B-boys rocked the city with new sounds and new moves, we see street corner breakdance battles turn into performance art. The soundtrack features classics performed by The Sugar Hill Gang, The Treacherous Three, The Fearless Four, Grand Master Flash and The Furious Five, Trouble Funk, Rammellzee/K-Rob and Dion. Extras: "The Outtakes," a new 40 min film culled from 30 hours of left over materials; "B-Boy Showcase" montage of the fast paced phenomenally acrobatic Rocksteady Crew at their tour launch party, in the studio, on the streets, and battling it out against Dynamic Rockers at the United Skates of America in Queens; "Style Wars in the Cutting Room." (Public Art/MVD Entertainment).

The Thanksgiving Treasure/The House Without a Christmas Tree Two-Film Collection Dove Family-approved double feature based on the novels by Gail Rock. Formats: DVD, $19.99. (Paramount).

photo for Tru Love Tru Love (2013) Shauna MacDonald, Kate Trotter, Christine Horne. Acclaimed lesbian romance follows Tru (MacDonald), a 37-year-old bed-hopping lesbian who becomes unexpectedly smitten with Alice (Trotter), an elegant 60-year-old who has come to town to visit her daughter. Sparks fly as Alice and Tru develop an unlikely friendship. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted scenes and the 15-minute short film "Stormcloud," a dramatic comedy written and directed by Kate Johnston that explores the nature of "sin" and love with passion, pathos and very subversive humor. (Wolfe Video).

The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story (2014 -- TV) Dylan Everett, Sam Kindseth, Julian Works, Alyssa Lynch, Tiera Skovbye, Taylor Russell McKenzie. Timed for the 25th anniversary of the premiere of the iconic series. Follows six young, unknown actors thrust into the Hollywood spotlight and exposed to the challenges of growing up under public scrutiny. The movie goes behind-the-scenes of the hit '90s television sitcom to portray their struggle to maintain the squeaky-clean image of their popular characters both on and off-screen. Formats: DVD. (Lionsgate).

White Collar Season Five (2013-14) Four-disc set 13 episodes, $39.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: Commentary on "Diamond Exchange" episodes, "Willie Garson: Director Extraordinaire" featurette, gag reel, 13 deleted scenes. (Fox).

Worst Friends (2014) Richard Tanne, Noah Barrow, Kristen Connolly, Cody Horn, Geoffrey Arend, Larry Fessenden. The story of two childhood friends who are forced to re-think their friendship as adults. When Jake is injured in a car accident, the only person willing to take care of him is his childhood friend Sam. With the aid of a tough-as-nails physical therapist, Sam helps Jake recuperate, but when Sam's high school crush enters the picture, old habits and bitter rivalries resurface, threatening to tear their friendship apart. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Level 33 Entertainment).


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