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OnVideo's Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases

Tuesday, July 22 -- Monday, July 28

All DVD Releases

  • Transcendence

    photo for Transcendence "Transcendence" is a failed sci-fi morality tale by first-time director Wally Pfister (Christopher Nolan's cinematographer). Johnny Depp stars as a researcher in the field of artificial intelligence who is developing a computer that will feel and think for itself. As he closes in on his project, anti-technology extremists attack him and shoot him with a radioactive bullet and, with only a month to live, he persuades his wife and best friend to upload his consciousness into the supercomputer. When his virtual form connects to the Internet, he grows in knowledge and capability, merging with other computers around the world to create an omnipresent entity that soon spirals out of control. Though Pfister's direction is top-notch and the story line intriguing, the film as a whole is dragged down by poorly executed subplots and Depp's almost somnambulistic acting -- almost 360 degrees from his over-the-top roles in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise. Still, it's a fun outing. Extras: "What Is Transcendence?" "Wally Pfister: A Singular Vision." Blu-ray adds "Guarding the Threat," "The Promise of A.I.," "It's Me" "Singularity," "R.I.F.T." Vitals: Director: Wally Pfister. Stars: Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Cillian Murphy, Clifton Collins Jr., Morgan Freeman. 2014, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 119 min., Science Fiction, Box office gross: $22.209 million, Warner. 3 stars


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  • Sabotage

    photo for Sabotage You've got to love Arnold Schwarzenegger. After giving up a flourishing acting career for politics, the muscle-bound man was elected governor of California, whereupon he screwed the state by dismantling its welfare and educational systems and lowering taxes for giant corporations.* Then he screwed wife Maria Shriver by screwing their housekeeper (and fathering an illegitimate child) and, now that he's out of office, he's screwing Hollywood with a string of junky movies that are downright embarrassing: "The Last Stand" (2013) (which pretty much cut short director Kim Jee-woon's Hollywood career), "Escape Plan" (2013), and now this violent and stupid film. The non-stop carnage romp is about a group of DEA agents who steal $10 million in cash after storming a heavily armed cartel safe house and then are murdered one-by-one by an unknown assassin. It's sex, tattoos, dirty words and bloodshed with absolutely no redeeming qualities -- there's no vision, no style and no sense. [*To be fair, Schwarzenegger supported same-sex marriage, tried to beef up California's healthcare system, and was a strong advocate of green legislation.] Extras: "Making Sabotage" featurette. Blu-ray adds alternate endings. Vitals: Director: David Ayer. Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Olivia Williams, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello, Josh Holloway, Mireille Enos. 2014, CC, MPAA rating: R, 109 min., Action, Box office gross: $10.499 million, Universal. 2 stars

  • Heaven Is for Real

    photo for Based on the No. 1 New York Times best-selling book, "Heaven Is for Real" recounts the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Greg Kinnear stars as Todd Burpo, the real-life father whose son Colton claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. Colton shares the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth ... things he couldn't possibly know. Extras: "Colton Goes to Heaven" behind-the-scenes featurette, deleted scenes. Blu-ray adds "The Making of Heaven Is for Real" featurette, "Creating Heaven" featurette. Vitals: Director: Randall Wallace. Stars: Greg Kinnear, Thomas Haden Church, Kelly Reilly, Connor Corum, Lane Styles. 2014, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 99 min., Drama, Box office gross: $86.550 million, Sony. 3 stars

  • Cesar Chavez

    photo for A cinematic portrayal of famed labor organizer Cesar E. Chavez, focusing on Chavez's fearless determination in organizing the largest non-violent protest in U.S. history to accomplish his ultimate goal of obtaining basic human rights for more than 50,000 farm workers in California. Chronicling the birth of a modern American movement, the film tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers. Passionate but soft-spoken, Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle to bring dignity to people. Chavez inspired millions of Americans from all walks of life who never worked on a farm to fight for social justice. His triumphant journey is a remarkable testament to the power of one individual's ability to change the world. Extras: "Making of Cesar Chavez"documentary. Vitals: Director: Diego Luna. Stars: Michael Pena, John Malkovich, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, Wes Bentley. 2014, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 102 min., Bio-Drama, Box office gross: $5.500 million, Lionsgate. 2 stars

  • Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club

    photo for Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club When five struggling single moms put aside their differences to form a support group, they find inspiration and laughter in their new sisterhood, and help each other overcome the obstacles that stand in their way. Extras: Two behind-the-scenes featurettes. Vitals: Director: Tyler Perry. Stars: Nia Long, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Amy Smart, Zulay Henao, Cocoa Brown, Ryan Eggold, Tyler Perry. 2014, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 111 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $15.986 million, Lionsgate. 2 stars

  • Dom Hemingway

    photo for After 12 years in prison, Dom Hemingway (Jude Law), a larger-than-life safecracker with a loose fuse who is funny, profane, and dangerous, sets off with his partner in crime Dickie (Richard E. Grant) looking to collect what he's owed for keeping his mouth shut and protecting his boss Mr. Fontaine (Demian Bichir). After a near death experience, Dom tries to re-connect with his estranged daughter (Emilia Clarke), but is soon drawn back into the only world he knows, looking to settle the ultimate debt. Extras: Promotional featurettes, "Ping-Pong Loop," commentary by director Richard Shepard, gallery, theatrical trailer. Vitals: Director: Richard Shepard. Stars: Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, Demian Bichir, Emilia Clarke, Luca Franzoni, Richard Graham, Nick Raggett, Simeon Moore. 2014, CC, MPAA rating: R, 93 min., Crime Comedy, Box office gross: $.518 million, Fox. 2 stars


    Blu-ray Debuts

  • The Essential Jacques Demy (Criterion)
  • Ginger Snaps (2000)
  • Insomnia (1997) (Criterion)
  • Shogun (1980)

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All DVD Releases

All Cheerleaders Die (2013) Caitlin Stasey, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Brooke Butler, Amanda Grace Cooper, Reanin Johannink, Tom Williamson. A rebel girl signs up with a group of cheerleaders and persuades them to help her take down the captain of their high school football team, but after a late-night party goes awry, all of the girls die. A sinister, supernatural power intervenes and the girls mysteriously appear at school the next day with a killer new look ... and some unusual new appetites. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "Making the Squad" featurette. (Image Entertainment).

photo for American Girl: Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight American Girl: Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight (2014) Nine-year-old Isabelle, an inspired dancer with a flair for fashion design, is encouraged by her idol, a famous ballerina, to audition for a professional ballet role, but must overcome her fears to step into the spotlight and discover her own way to shine. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Universal).

The Angriest Man In Brooklyn (2014) Robin Williams, Mila Kunis, Peter Dinklage, Melissa Leo. A curmudgeonly man is told by his doctor that he has a brain aneurysm and when he angrily asks how much time he has to live, the doctor -- angry herself -- tells him in a lapse of judgment that he has 90 minutes; he promptly sets out to reconcile with his wife, brother and friends in the short time he believes he has left. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "The Angriest Man in Brooklyn: Behind the Rage" featurette, gag reel. (Lionsgate).

photo for Antboy Antboy (2013 -- Denmark) Oscar Dietz, Nicolas Bro, Samuel Ting Graf, Amalie Kruse Jensen. Live action family film based on the popular Danish comic book series about 12-year-old Pelle, who is bitten by an ant and develops superpowers. Aided by his friend, comic book nerd Wilhelm, Pelle creates a secret identity as superhero Antboy and, when a super villain The Flea enters the scene, Antboy must step up to the challenge. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Cinedigm).

Appleseed Alpha (2014) New CG-animated sci-fi action adventure based on the popular "Appleseed" franchise by the creator of "Ghost in the Shell" depicts the early days of female soldier Deunan and her cyborg partner, Briareos, as they embark on an action-packed journey in search of the legendary city of Olympus. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: Filmmakers' commentary, 11-part making-of documentary. (Sony).

Cesar Chavez (2014) Michael Pena, John Malkovich, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, Wes Bentley. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Making of Cesar Chavez"documentary. (Lionsgate).

Cell 213 (2010) Bruce Greenwood, Eric Balfour, Michael Rooker, Deborah Valente. After a gruesome twist of circumstance lands him in the South River State Penitentiary framed for the murder of an incarcerated client, a cocky young attorney falls prey to unnatural forces that are causing prisoners to kill themselves at abnormal rates. Formats: DVD. (Entertainment One).

Dalziel & Pascoe: Season Ten (2006) Three-disc set with six episodes of the crime-solving team of blunt-talking, politically incorrect Andy Dalziel (Warren Clark) and his younger, fast-tracked side-kick Peter Pascoe (Colin Buchanan). Formats: DVD, $34.98. (BBC Home Entertainment).

photo for Detour Detour (1945) Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake. Digitally restored Edgar G. Ulmer directed film-noir classic. Down-on-his-luck nightclub pianist Al Roberts (Tom Neal) leaves New York to join his girlfriend in Hollywood by hitching a ride with a shady bookie. When the driver mysteriously dies, Al -- fearful he will be accused of murder -- takes the man's cash, clothes, car and identification. Continuing on his journey under his new guise, Al picks up the beautiful Vera (Ann Savage) -- who coincidentally had been given a ride by the dead man earlier. When Al identifies himself as the dead man, the femme fatale catches on and immediately turns to blackmail, plunging him deeper into trouble ... and one wrong turn may prove fatal. Formats: DVD. (Film Chest Media).

Dom Hemingway (2014) Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, Demian Bichir, Emilia Clarke, Luca Franzoni, Richard Graham, Nick Raggett, Simeon Moore. Formats: Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Promotional featurettes, "Ping-Pong Loop," commentary by director Richard Shepard, gallery, theatrical trailer. (Fox).



The Essential Jacques Demy French director Jacques Demy didn't just make movies -- he created an entire cinematic world. Demy launched his glorious feature filmmaking career in the 60s, a decade of astonishing invention in his national cinema. He stood out from the crowd of his fellow New Wavers, however, by filtering his self-conscious formalism through deeply emotional storytelling. Fate and coincidence, doomed love, and storybook romance surface throughout his films, many of which are further united by the intersecting lives of characters who either appear or are referenced across titles. Demy's films -- which range from musical to melodrama to fantasia -- are triumphs of visual and sound design, camera work, and music, and they are galvanized by the great stars of French cinema at their centers, including Anouk Aimee, Catherine Deneuve and Jeanne Moreau. The works collected here, made from the 60s to the 80s, touch the heart and mind in equal measure: "Lola" (1961), "Bay of Angels" (1963), "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" (1964), "The Young Girls of Rochefort" (1967), "Donkey Skin" (1970) and "Une chambre en ville." New 2K digital restorations of all six films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-rays of "Lola" and "Bay of Angels" and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 surround soundtracks on the Blu-rays of "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg," "The Young Girls of Rochefort," "Donkey Skin" and "Une chambre en ville." Formats: 6-Blu-ray/7-DVD Dual-Format Edition). Extras: Two documentaries by filmmaker Agnes Varda (Demy's wife):"The World of Jacques Demy" (1995) and "The Young Girls Turn 25" (1993); four short films by Demy: "Les horizons morts" (1951), "Le sabotier du Val de Loire" (1956), "Ars" (1959) and "La luxure" (1962); "Jacques Demy A to Z," a new visual essay by film critic James Quandt; two archival interviews from French television with Demy and composer Michel Legrand, one on "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" and the other on "The Young Girls of Rochefort"; French television interview from 1962 with actor Jeanne Moreau on the set of "Bay of Angels"; "Once Upon a Time ... The Umbrellas of Cherbourg," a 2008 documentary; French television program about the making of "Donkey Skin"; "Donkey Skin Illustrated," a video program on the many versions of Charles Perrault's fairy tale; "Donkey Skin and the Thinkers," a video program on the themes of the film, featuring critic Camille Tabouley: new video conversation with Demy biographer Jean-Pierre Berthome and costume designer Jacqueline Moreau; new interviews with author Marie Colmant add film scholar Rodney Hill; Q&A with Demy from the 1987 Midnight Sun Film Festival, as well as an audio Q&A with him from the American Film Institute in 1971; archival audio recordings of interviews with Demy, Legrand and Deneuve at the National Film Theatre in London; interview with actor Anouk Aimee conducted by Varda in 2012; interview from 2012 with Varda on the origin of Lola's song; video programs on the restorations of "Lola," "Bay of Angels," "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" and "Une chambre en ville"; trailers; booklet featuring essays by critics Ginette Vincenndeau, Terrence Rafferty, Jim Ridley, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Anne Duggan and Geoff Andrew, and a postscript by Berthome. (The Criterion Collection).

photo for The Garfield Show: Best Friends Forever (2014) Six animated adventures featuring Jim Davis' cartoon character: "A Game of Cat and Mouse," "Little Yellow Riding Hood," "Nice to Nermal," "Out on a Limb," "The Last Word" and "T3000." Formats: DVD, $14.93. (Cinedigm).

Ginger Snaps BLU-RAY DEBUT (2000) Emily Perkins, Katharine Isabelle, Mimi Rogers, Kris Lemche, Jesse Moss. Extras: New interviews with director John Fawcett, writer Karen Walton, actors Emily Perkins and Jesse Moss, producer Steve Hoban, make-up effects artist Paul Jones, composer Mike Shields and editor Brett Sullivan; "Women in Horror" panel discussing "Ginger Snaps"; commentary with director John Fawcett; commentary with writer Karen Walton; deleted scenes; "The Making of Ginger Snaps" vintage featurette; "Creation of the Beast"; "Being John Fawcett"; cast auditions and rehearsals; theatrical trailers; TV spots; production design artwork photo gallery. (Scream Factory/Shout! Factory).

photo for GMO OMG GMO OMG (2014) What's on your plate? That's the simple but all-important question asked by filmmaker Jeremy Seifert in this critically acclaimed cinematic investigation about the ways scientifically altered, corporate-controlled foods are negatively impacting our lives and perhaps those of generations yet to come. Spurred to action by his 6-year-old son's questions about seeds, Seifert begins a one-man investigation into the state of the world's seed supply -- an essential resource in a world of increasing populations and rising food shortages. Seifert's journey takes him to Haiti, Paris, Norway, and even the front door of agri-giant Monsanto, the largest provider of Genetically Modified Organisms in the United States, as he seeks to reveal who controls the future of our food. By following one family's struggle to live and eat without participating in an unhealthy, unjust and destructive food system, GMO OMG becomes a much larger story about dark health and environmental risks, chemical toxins and food monopoly -- it's an urgent plea for a global movement to take back what we have lost. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (MPI Media Group).

Heaven Is for Real (2014) Greg Kinnear, Thomas Haden Church, Kelly Reilly, Connor Corum, Lane Styles. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Colton Goes to Heaven" behind-the-scenes featurette, deleted scenes. Blu-ray adds "The Making of Heaven Is for Real" featurette, "Creating Heaven" featurette. (Sony).

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Season Five (1998-99) Five-disc set with 22 episodes. Formats: DVD. (Universal).

Insomnia (1997) In this elegantly unsettling murder mystery, Stellan Skarsgard plays an enigmatic Swedish detective with a checkered past who arrives in a small town in northern Norway to investigate the death of a teenage girl. As he digs deeper into the heinous killing, his own demons and the tyrannical midnight sun begin to take a toll. Erik Skjoldbjaerg's chilling procedural anticipated the international hunger for Scandinavian noirs and serial killer fictions, and features one of Skarsgard's greatest performances. New 4K digital restoration approved by the director, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Dual Format Edition. Extras: New conversation between Skjoldbjaerg add actor Stellan Skarsgard; trailer and TV spot; booklet featuring an essay by critic Jonathan Roomney. (The Criterion Collection).

Justin and the Knights of Valour (2013 -- Spain) Voices of Freddie Highmore, Antonio Banderas, James Cosmo, Charles Dance, Tamsin Egerton, Rupert Everett, Barry Humphries, Alfred Molina, Mark Strong, David Williams, Julie Walters, Olivia Williams, Saoirse Ronan. A young man dreams of following in his grandfather Sir Roland's footsteps and becoming one of the legendary Knights of Valor. Along his quest he encounters a slew of quirky characters, including the beautiful Talia and handsome Sir Clorex, who try to teach him the skills he needs to become a mighty knight. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (ARC Entertainment).

Made in America (2014) A celebration of both the unifying power of music and pursuit of the American dream, this documentary is an all-access backstage pass to the one-of-a-kind festival created by rap superstar Jay Z, and directed by Academy Award-winner Ron Howard. Features performances and interviews by Jay Z, Pearl Jam, Gary Clark Jr., D'Angelo, Dirty Projectors, The Hives, Miike Snow, Janelle Monae, Odd Future, Rita Ora, Passion Pit, Run-D.M.C., Santigold, Jill Scott, Skrillex and Kanye West. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD. (Phase 4 Films).

photo for Make Your Move Make Your Move (2014) Derek Hough, BoA (the Queen of Korean Pop). Tale of a pair of star-crossed dancers in New York who find themselves at the center of a bitter rivalry between their brothers' underground dance clubs. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted scenes; commentary with writer-director Duane Adler and choreographers Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo; "Making the Moves" featurette. (Sony).

Mumfie's Quest: The Movie (1994) From Britt Allcroft, the creator of the award winning children's television series "Thomas & Friends" and "Shining Time Station," comes the tale of Mumfie, a little elephant with a big heart, who ventures far from home in search of friendship and adventure. Along the way he meets new friends, Scarecrow and Pinkey. When Pinkey tells Mumfie about her longing to find her mother, they begin a search to find Pinkey's mother on a gloomy, misty island. Soon they find themselves on an even bigger quest to help restore laughter and fun to the islands. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate).

The Perfect House (2012) Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten, John Philbin. Horror anthology in which each vignette reveals a dark side to suburban anonymity: A young couple's dream home turns into a house of horrors when the disturbing, violent acts of three generations of doomed families is reawakened for them to witness. Formats: DVD. (Wild Eye Releasing).

photo for Propaganda Propaganda (2014) Since it mysteriously appeared on You Tube on July 18, 2012, "Propaganda" has been described as "1984 meets The Blair Witch Project," "A mouthful of scary porridge" and "Even better than Triumph of the Will." Controversial to its core, this hard-hitting anti-Western propaganda film, which looks at the influence of American culture on the rest of the world from a North Korean perspective, has been called "Genius!" by Michael Moore, and has been described as "either a damning indictment of 21st Century culture or the best piece of propaganda in a generation." As first reported on mainstream news around the world, "Propaganda" is allegedly a video smuggled out of North Korea. Brilliantly using this "fake North Korean propaganda" found-footage device, director Slavko Martinov first parodies its language and stylings, before targeting the mountain of hypocrisies and contradictions that make up the modern Western world. In doing so, "Propaganda" delivers a devastating blow to those who might be quick to laugh at "backward" ideologies before considering how 21st century political and cultural trends have hurt the moral high ground of the rest of the world. Eugene Chang is the narrator/North Korean professor, Susannah Kenton handles the English voice-over. Formats: DVD. (MVD Visual).

Sabotage (2014) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Olivia Williams, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello, Josh Holloway, Mireille Enos. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Making Sabotage" featurette. Blu-ray adds alternate endings. (Universal).

photo for Sector 4: Extraction Sector 4: Extraction (2014) Steven Dell, Eric Roberts, Olivier Gruner, Jeff Jay. When an elite band of private military mercenaries are caught behind enemy lines in the hellish combat zone Sector 4, their only hope for survival is their team leader, who manages to get away. After escaping the clutches of Al-Qaeda, returning home and finding out that his men are still alive, he pledges to uphold the team's motto: "No One Left Behind." Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate).

Shogun BLU-RAY DEBUT (1980) Three Golden Globe- and three Emmy-award winning (and one of the most watched of all time) three-part miniseries based on the bestselling novel from James Clavell and starring Richard Chamberlain and Toshiro Mifune. Sweeping story of love and war that follows John Blackthorne (Chamberlain), an English navigator shipwrecked off the coast of Japan. Rescued, he becomes an eyewitness to a deadly struggle involving Toranaga (Mifune), a feuding warlord intent on becoming Shogun -- the supreme military dictator. At the same time, Blackthorne is irresistibly drawn into the turmoil and finds himself vying to become the first-ever Gai-Jin (foreigner) to be made a Samurai Warrior. Extras: "The Making of Shogun," three historical perspective featurettes, commentary by director Jerry London on select scenes. Three-disc set, $76.99. (CBS Home Entertainment/Paramount).

photo for The Suspect The Suspect (2013 -- South Korea) Gong Yoo, Cho Hee-soon, Jo Seong-ha, Kim Sung-kyun. Dong-chul (Gong Yoo) is the best field agent in North Korea -- until he's abandoned during a mission, his wife and daughter missing. Hunted and on the run, torn between grief and vengeance, he takes a job as a night driver for the CEO of a powerful corporation. The chairman is brutally assassinated -- but gives Dong-chul a pair of glasses before he dies. Now, he's on the run again. Accused of murder, wanted for treason, and desperate to uncover the volatile national secrets hidden inside the glasses, Dong-Chul wants the truth ... and he'll start a war to get it. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. (Well Go USA).

Transcendence (2014) Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Cillian Murphy, Clifton Collins Jr., Morgan Freeman. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "What Is Transcendence?" "Wally Pfister: A Singular Vision." Blu-ray adds "Guarding the Threat," "The Promise of A.I.," "It's Me" "Singularity," "R.I.F.T." (Warner).

Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club (2014) Director: Tyler Perry. Stars: Nia Long, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Amy Smart, Zulay Henao, Cocoa Brown, Ryan Eggold, Tyler Perry. photo for Wahlburgers: The Complete First Season Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Two behind-the-scenes featurettes. (Lionsgate).

Wahlburgers: The Complete First Season (2014) Two-disc set with nine episodes, $19.98. A&E Network's newest series gives a behind-the-scenes look into one of Boston's most well-known families, the Wahlbergs. Brothers Mark and Donnie join forces with their sibling, Paul, in their tasty business venture. An homage to their humble beginnings, the hamburger restaurant is home base for the gang from the old neighborhood, including the real Johnny "Drama" and of course their spirited mother my little. Formats: DVD. Extras: Webisodes. (Lionsgate).

Wet Behind the Ears (2013) Margaret Keane Williams, Jessica Piervicenti, Doug Roland. Independent comedy that shines a light on the plight of the under-prepared, under-qualified millenials hitting the workforce. When Samantha, a bright-eyed graduate who plans to live in the city with her best friend, photo for Wet Behind the EarsVictoria, can't find employment due to lack of experience, she is forced to move back home and take a job at an ice cream parlor, where she's further demoralized by old classmates. Meanwhile, feeling abandoned by her friend, Victoria struggles to find a suitable replacement roommate, while enduring corporate life and her boss' egomaniacal demands. But when Samantha convinces Victoria to use her corporate position as part of a shady business deal to solve their problems, the strain on their friendship comes to a head. Samantha must figure out how to get her friend back, while still searching for a way to get her life on track. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Cinema Libre Studio).

The Wind Will Carry Us (1999) Behzad Dorani, Noghre Asadi, Roushan Karam Elmi. Writer-director Abbas Kiarostami ("Certified Copy") helped put modern Iranian cinema on the map in the 1990s with a string of formally rigorous, widely acclaimed films, including "Close-Up," "Through the Olive Trees" and "Taste of Cherry." He ended the decade with the beautiful and enigmatic "The Wind Will Carry Us." The film follows the changes in the daily routines of the inhabitants of a mountain village after a small group of outsiders arrives, claiming to be "communication engineers." As the deceptive story unfolds, we learn that the mysterious strangers are on a secret mission: They are a television crew sent from Tehran to await the death of an old woman in order to cover the funeral practices of the village. But the village operates on its own schedule, forcing the TV crew to remain much longer than planned. The leader of the crew (Behzad Dorani) winds up spending much of his time adjusting to this strange place, becoming acquainted with its unique residents -- and finding himself torn between wanting the old woman to die so he can finish his project and go home and hoping for her recovery. In Farsi with English subtitles. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Filmed conversation between Kiarostami and New York Film Festival director Richard Pena, commentary by critic Jonathan Rosenbaum and scholar Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa, a new essay by critic Peter Tonguette, 2014 re-release trailer. (Cohen Film Collection).

WWI Centennial Collection Four-disc set commemorating the 100th anniversary of WWI: "The Big Parade," "Sergeant York," "The Dawn Patrol" and "Wings," $29.93. Formats: DVD. (Warner).

Xena: Warrior Princess - Season Five (1999-2000) Five-disc set with 22 episodes. Formats: DVD. (Universal).


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