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OnVideo's Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases

Tuesday, September 9 -- Monday, September 15

All DVD Releases

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    photo for Captain America: The Winter Soldier "Marvel's The Avengers" is a tough act to follow, but "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" sure as heck gives that film a run for the money, upping the super-hero ante -- here with a strong story line, some fine acting, fabulous special effects, and a whole lot of political intrigue. The sequel to 2011's "Captain America: The First Avenger" finds Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, living in Washington, D.C., and trying to adjust to the modern world. But sooner than you can say "S.H.I.E.L.D.," Rogers finds himself embroiled in a massive conspiracy spawned during the height of WWII and set into motion with the attempted assassination of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). Enlisting the aide of Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Rogers uncovers a nefarious plot for world domination. There's some nice touches here -- a scene with a now aged Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), witty banter between Romanoff and Rogers, the appearance of a new hero, The Falcon (Anthony Mackie), the appearance of a new enemy, the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), and a savvy distrust of government and political functionaries. Kudos to directors Anthony and Joe Russo for their use of hand-held cameras and real cars in the chase scenes.Extras: Making-of-featurette, deleted scene. Blu-ray adds commentary, more deleted scenes, bloopers, and a nifty documentary on the notebook Rogers keeps to list the things he needs to catch up on ("I Love Lucy," the moon landing, disco, etc). Vitals: Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo. Stars: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Robert Redford, Samuel L. Jackson, Hayley Atwell, Frank Grillo, Toby Jones, Dominic Cooper, Emily VanCamp, Cobie Smulders, Garry Shandling, Maximiliano Hernandez, Jenny Agutter, Alan Dale. 2014, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 128 min., Action, Box office gross: $253.988 million, Disney. 3 stars


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  • Words and Pictures

    photo for A flamboyant English teacher (Clive Owen) and a new, stoic art teacher (Juliette Binoche) collide at an upscale prep school. A high-spirited courtship begins and she finds herself enjoying the battle. Another battle they begin has the students trying to prove which is more powerful, the word or the picture. But the true war is against their own demons, as two troubled souls struggle for connection. Extras: Commentary with director Fred Schepisi, "Behind-the-scenes of Words and Pictures" featurette. Vitals: Director: Fred Schepisi. Stars: Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche, Bruce Davison, Navid Nagahban, Amy Brenneman. 2014, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 111 min., Romantic Comedy, Box office gross: $1.065 million, Lionsgate. 2 stars

  • Brick Mansions

    In a dystopian Detroit, abandoned brick mansions left from better times now house only the most dangerous criminals. Unable to control the crime, the police constructed a colossal containment wall around this area to protect the rest of the city. For undercover cop Damien Collier ("Fast & Furious'" Paul Walker) every day is a battle against corruption. For Lino (David Belle), every day is a fight to live an honest life. Their paths never should have crossed, but when drug kingpin Tremaine (RZA) kidnaps Lino's girlfriend, Damien reluctantly accepts the help of the fearless ex-convict, and together they must stop a sinister plot to devastate the entire city. With stylized action featuring thrilling Parkour stunts. Extras: "Brick by Brick: Creating the Characters," theatrical trailer.Blu-ray adds unrated cut featuring 16 minutes of additional footage, "on Set Action With Paul Walker," "Becoming Tremaine." Vitals: Director: Camille Delamarre. Stars: Paul Walker, RZA, David Belle. 2014, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 90 min., Thriller, Box office gross: $20.285 million, Fox. 2 stars


    Blu-ray Debuts

  • Any Given Sunday Director's Cut (1999)
  • Prom Night Special Edition (1980)
  • Pumpkinhead (Collector's Edition) (1988)
  • Young Frankenstein: 40th Anniversary (1974)

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All DVD Releases

Any Given Sunday Director's Cut BLU-RAY DEBUT (1999) Dir.: Oliver Stone; Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz, Dennis Quaid, James Woods, Jamie Foxx, LL Cool J, Matthew Modine, Jim Brown, Lela Rochon, Lauren Holly, Ann-Margret, Aaron Eckhart. Extras: New "Anything Can Happen" retrospective, making-of documentary, commentary by photo for Bee People Stone and Foxx, unused/extended scenes, music videos, gag reel, screen tests, more. (Warner).

Bee People (2014) For 100 million years, bees have provided sustainability on earth. In fact, the honeybee is responsible for one third of the items on our dinner plates. Unfortunately these glorious pollinators are facing myriad challenges -- colony teenage disorder, nicotine-based pesticides, mites -- and are disappearing at truly alarming numbers. Following in the flight path of the acclaimed documentary "Vanishing of the Bees," this documentary takes a look at the incredible world of bees -- and the people who keep them. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: "Extracting Honey" featurette. (True Mind/TDC Entertainment).

Blue Bloods – The Fourth Season (2013-14) Six-disc set with 22 episodes, $54.99. The Reagan family dynamics continue to shift as they deal with everything from gambling and drugs to kidnapping and murder: Jamie (Will Estes) photo for Blue Bloods – The Fourth Season wrestles with his feelings for his new partner; Erin (Bridget Moynahan) and Jack (Peter Hermann) work to figure out their personal relationship; and Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) and Frank (Tom Selleck) clash over an internal investigation of Danny's techniques. As the Reagans faces off against the FBI, the mob, and other officers who don't follow their ethical code, the family bond will both serve and protect them. Formats: DVD. Extras: "The Story of the Reagans: Season 4," commentary on select episodes, deleted scenes, "Growing Up Reagan: Spotlight on Sami Gayle," "They Make It There: Blue Bloods Locations," "Partner Profiles: Baez & Janko," bloopers, deleted scenes. (CBS/Paramount).

Borgman (2013 -- Netherlands) Jan Bijvoet, Hadewych Minis, Jeroen Perceval, Alex van Warmerdam, Tom Dewispelaere, Sara Hjort Ditlevsen. A dark suburban fable exploring the nature of evil in unexpected places. A vagrant enters the world of an arrogant upper-class family, turning their home and lives into a psychological nightmare in the process. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: Three deleted scenes, reversible mondo art, 28-page booklet featuring cast and crew interviews and more. (Drafthouse Films).

Born to Race: Fast Track (2014) Brett Davern, Beau Mirchoff, Tiffany Dupont, Diogo Morgado, Corbin Bernsen, Grant Show, Sharon Lawrence. Second in the "Born to Race" series has street racers Danny and Jake heading off to a top racing school where they compete with a roster of international-class drivers. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Anchor Bay).

Brick Mansions (2014) Paul Walker, RZA, David Belle. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Brick by Brick: Creating the Characters," theatrical trailer. Blu-ray adds unrated cut featuring 16 minutes of additional footage, "on Set Action With Paul Walker," "Becoming Tremaine." (Fox).

photo for Burning Blue Burning Blue (2013) Trent Ford, Morgan Spector, Rob Mayes, William Lee Scott. Based on the critically acclaimed London and Off Broadway play set in the era of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" about two male Navy pilots who begin a forbidden love affair that will forever change their lives and the lives of their families. Formats: DVD,, VOD, Digital. Extras: Commentary with co-writer/director/producer DMW Greer, "Burning Blue: A Story of Courage and Love" featurette, Deleted scenes. (Lionsgate).

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Robert Redford, Samuel L. Jackson, Hayley Atwell, Frank Grillo, Toby Jones, Dominic Cooper, Emily VanCamp, Cobie Smulders, Garry Shandling, Maximiliano Hernandez, Jenny Agutter, Alan Dale. Formats: 3D Blu-ray/Blu-ray Disc Combo, Blu-ray, DVD, VOD, Digital, Disney Movies Anywhere (cloud). Extras: Making-of-featurette, deleted scene. Blu-ray adds commentary, more deleted scenes, bloopers, more. (Disney).

The Crow: Salvation (2000) Kirsten Dunst, Eric Mabius, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, William Atherton, Fred Ward. The third installment in the highly successful and popular "Crow" franchise. Formats: DVD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Production Design featurette, "Who's That Bird?" featurette, behind-the-scenes featurette, behind-the-makeup featurette, commentary with director Bharat Nalluri, actor Eric Mabius, producer Jeff Most, composer Marco Beltrami and production Designer Mala Javan. (Lionsgate).

The Curse of Oak Island: Season One (2013) History Channel reality series that follows two brothers as they attempt to find hidden treasure on Oak Island off the coast of Nova Scotia, a search that has eluded the likes of John Wayne, Errol Flynn and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Two-disc set, $14.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: Behind-the-scenes bonus footage, original presentation pitch. (Lionsgate).

Doctor Who: Deep Breath (2014) The Doctor makes his spectacular return in this feature-length season premiere episode of the hit sci-fi series. The beginning of the Twelfth Doctor's era stars Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, Jenna Coleman as his companion Clara Oswald, Neve McIntosh as Madame Vastra, Catrin Stewart as Jenny Flint and Dan Starkey as Strax. When the Doctor arrives in Victorian London he finds a dinosaur rampant in the Thames and a spate of deadly spontaneous combustions. Who is the new Doctor and will Clara's friendship survive as they embark on a terrifying mission into the heart of an alien conspiracy? The Doctor has changed. It's time you knew him. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Prequel scene only seen in theaters, behind the scenes featurette only seen in theaters, "Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor" announcement of the casting of Peter Capaldi as the next Doctor, "The Real History of Science Fiction: Episode 4 - TIME": This documentary series delves into the real history of science fiction, with this episode focusing on time travel and featuring Steven Moffat, David Tennant, Karen Gillan, and Neil Gaiman offering a unique perspective on the Doctor. (BBC Home Entertainment).

photo for Dynasty: The Final Season – Volumes One and Two Dynasty: The Final Season – Volumes One and Two (1988-89) Witness the conflicts, catfights and turmoil of the rich and fabulous. The iconic 1980s hit series stars John Forsythe, Linda Evans and Joan Collins, and follows the rich and powerful Carrington family as they exploit and manipulate others in order to maintain their status of influence and wealth. Each three-disc volume contains 11 episodes, $42.99 each; both volumes are available together for $69.98. Formats: DVD. (CBS/Paramount).



God's Pocket (2014) Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christina Hendricks, Eddie Marsan, Caleb Landry Jones, Jack O'Connell, Richard Jenkins, John Turturro. When Mickey's crazy step-son Leon is killed in a construction "accident," nobody in the working class neighborhood of Philadelphia's God's Pocket is sorry he's gone. When a local columnist comes sniffing around for the truth, Mickey -- whose line of work entails stealing vans of meat with his accomplice Arthur -- quickly finds himself stuck in a life-or-death struggle compounded by a body he can't bury, a wife (and grieving mother) he can't please and a debt he can't pay. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (IFC Films/MPI Media Group).

photo for Godzilla 2000 BLU-RAY DEBUT Godzilla 2000 BLU-RAY DEBUT (1999) The king of all monsters is back and bigger than ever. The action heats up when a UFO reveals itself as a massive alien monster with awesome destructive powers. The alien monster heads straight for the behemoth Godzilla who’s just crushed the entire city for the battle of the millennium. But Godzilla’s furious heat beam may not be enough to destroy the death-dealing alien, and the future of humankind is in jeopardy. Includes both the Japanese and U.S. versions. (Sony).

Godzilla Double Feature BLU-RAY DEBUT "Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack" (2001): Fifty years ago, the Japanese Defense Forces killed Godzilla or so they thought. When a series of terrifying natural disasters begin to plague Japan, including the inexplicable offshore sinking of a U.S. submarine, a mystic old man warns his nation that Godzilla has come back to destroy Japan as revenge for all the souls lost in the Pacific War. When mere military might cannot squash the monster, the mystic man awakens the Holy Beasts of Yamato - King Ghidorah, Mothra and Baragon, sleeping giants that protected Japan in ancient times. These untamed mammoth beasts take on Godzilla with frightening supernatural brute power.

"Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla" (2002): After four years of scrupulous preparation under the prime minister, a new invincible robot, Mechagodzilla, has now reached completion, armed with various weapons, including the most powerful gun in history that can destroy anything in the world. But as soon as Mechagodzilla starts on its test run, the huge shadow of Godzilla begins to rise from the depths of the ocean. (Sony).

The Goldbergs: The Complete First Season (2013-14) Three-disc set with 23 episodes. Formats: DVD. Extras: Cast and crew commentary on five episodes; five featurettes: "Blast from the Past: Making Season One," "Our House: The '80s Revisited," "On Set With Jeff Garlin," "Patton Oswalt: Adam Grows Up," "Costumes of the '80s: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly." (Sony).

Graduation Day (1981) Christopher George, Patch Mackenzie, Michael Pataki, Linnea Quigley, Vanna White, E.J. Peaker. After the death of a high school track star during a race, a mysterious, fencing-mask wearing killer begins murdering her friends and teachers. Who could the killer be? Her disgruntled coach? Her angry sister? Her violent boyfriend? As the bodies pile up, a twisted mystery unfolds, slowly revealing itself as it moves towards its bloody climax. One of the quintessential high school set slasher films of the early '80s, newly restored in 4K and presented in its original aspect ratio for the very first time. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: Interview with producer David Baughn, interview with editor Martin Sadoff, interview with star Patch Mackenzie. (Vinegar Syndrome/CAV Distributing).

Hangmen Also Die (1942) Brian Donlevy, Anna Lee, Walter Brennan. The great director Fritz Lang made his reputation in Germany with such landmarks as "Metropolis," "M" and "The Testament of Dr. photo for Hangmen Also Die Mabuse," but he left the country in 1933 as Nazism took hold. He continued his long and successful career in Hollywood, often returning to the themes of oppression and persecution, never more overtly than in this thriller, made in 1942, in which Lang decided to make a film that would face the Nazi terror head-on. Working with the famous playwright Bertolt Brecht and the Oscar-winning cinematographer James Wong Howe, Lang devised a fact-based thriller that would shock and stir audiences. In German-occupied Czechoslovakia, surgeon Franticek Svoboda (Brian Donlevy), a Czech patriot, succeeds in assassinating the (real-life) "Hangman of Europe," the high-ranking Nazi and key Holocaust architect Reinhard Heydrich (Hans Heinrich von Twardowski). But Svoboda's getaway car is discovered and therefore his planned safe house must reject him. When a woman he doesn't know, Mascha (Anna Lee), deliberately misdirects German soldiers close to finding him, he seeks her home as a refuge. This turns out to be the home of her father, history professor Stephen Novotny (Walter Brennan), who the Nazis have banned from teaching. With the assassin remaining elusive, the Gestapo in Prague offer an incentive for him to turn himself in (or for others to reveal him): They will execute 400 citizens, including Professor Novotny, 40 at a time, until the killer is in custody. Restored in collaboration with the British Film Institute and Pinewood Studios; it features a one-minute sequence that was cut from the original domestic release. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Audio commentary by former New York Film Festival program director Richard Pena, featurette with historian Robert Gerwarth, illustrated essay by Prof. Peter Ellenbruch, 1942 German newsreel, restoration comparison, rerelease trailer. (Cohen Film Collection).

Homeland Season Three (2013) Twelve episodes. Formats: Four-disc DVD: $49.98, three-disc Blu-ray: $59.99. Extras: "Homeland" Season Three: The Tower of David – Filming in Puerto Rico," "The Last Days: Filming the Season Finale," commentary on Season finale episode"The Star," deleted scenes. (Fox).

The Hunted (2014) Josh Stewart, Skipp Sudduth, Nikki Deloach, Ronnie Gene Blevins. Follows family-man, hunter, Jake (Josh Stewart), alongside his best friend Stevie (Ronnie Gene Blevins) as they journey deep into the Appalachians of West Virginia on the hunt for a legendary buck. Chasing their dream of landing a television hunting show, the duo head into the dense, secluded mountains armed with only their bows and camera equipment. The friends quickly realize there is something else that stirs within the woods, something that, turn by turn, begins to hunt them. Formats: DVD, VOD. Extras: Audio commentary with director and star Josh Stewart and the producers, "The True Story" featurette. (Entertainment One).

Korengal (2013) Sebastian Junger's followup to his Oscar-nominated film "Restrepo," which dropped viewers into the thick of battle in the War in Afghanistan. With this equally visceral followup, Junger focuses on the state of mind of U.S. soldiers after they've left the war. "Korengal," named for the Afghan valley where Restrepo took place, picks up where the earlier film left off ... the same men, the same place, the same commanders, but a very different look at the experience of war. The film explains how war works, what it feels like and what it does to the young men who fight it. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Virgil Films).

Last Passenger (2013) Dougray Scott, Kara Tointon, Iddo Goldberg, Joshua Kaynama. A handful of passengers -- including a London doctor and single dad on his way home one night -- on a speeding London commuter train hang on for their lives as the train hurtles out of control, without a conductor or brakes but apparently controlled by someone looking to wreak havoc. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray disc. (Cohen Media Group).

Little House On The Prairie - Season Three Deluxe Remastered Edition (1976-77) Five-disc set with 22 episodes. Formats: DVD: $21.98, Blu-ray Disc: $24.99, Digital. Extras: "The Little House Phenomenon: Part Three - Casting Walnut Grove" documentary. (Lionsgate).

photo for A Long Way Down A Long Way Down (2014) Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots. Four strangers meet on the roof of a London building on New Year' Eve, each with the intent of committing suicide. Their plans for death in solitude are ruined, so they mutually agree to call off their plans for six weeks and form an unconventional, dysfunctional family. Based on the novel by Nick Hornby. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Deleted scenes, theatrical trailer. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).

Louder Than Words (2013) David Duchovny, Hope Davis, Timothy Hutton, Olivia Steele-Falconer, Adelaide Kane, Ben Rosenfield, Morgan Griffin. After the unexpected death of their daughter, a couple work to build a state of the art children's hospital where families are welcomed into the healing process. Formats: DVD. (ARC Entertainment).

photo for The Magic School Bus: Human Body DVD + Book The Magic School Bus: Human Body DVD + Book (2012) A DVD and book bundle that teaches all about the human body with Ms. Frizzle and The Magic School Bus gang. Three episodes of the Emmy Award-winning animated science-adventure series based on the best-selling books here has Ms. Frizzle taking the kids inside the human body to explore everything from head to toe and inbetween: "For Lunch," "Inside Ralphie," "Flexes Its Muscles" and "Gets Planted." The 70-page book has Ms. Frizzle and the class visiting the Hugh Mann Costume Company, where they get an informative lesson about skeletons. Formats: DVD. (Scholastic/Cinedigm).

Marvel's Agents OF S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 1 (2013-14) All 22 episodes. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "Journey Into S.D.C.C. (San Diego Comic-Con)," "Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe TV Special," "Behind-The-Scenes Field Reports," VFX breakdowns, audio commentaries with filmmakers and cast, gag reel, deleted scenes. (Disney).

Monika (2012) Jason Wiles, Cerina Vincent. A down-and-out man is pulled into a brutal revenge mission after meeting the woman of his dreams. While staying in a cheap Las Vegas motel, a man troubled by visions and premonitions meets Monika, a beautiful young woman with seduction and revenge on her mind, taking him on a surreal cat-and-mouse hunt for the hit man who murdered her sister. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Inception Media Group).

photo for Mothra Trilogy BLU-RAY DEBUT Mothra Trilogy BLU-RAY DEBUT "Rebirth of Mothra" (1996): Mothra, one of Godzilla’s longtime allies (and sometimes foe) gets her very own movie series in this, the first of a trilogy. When the three-headed Desghidorah, even fiercer than King Ghidorah, begins to destroy the forests of Japan, Mothra leaves her island paradise to help save them.

"Rebirth of Mothra II" (1997): Two young kids inadvertently unleash a giant sea creature which is somehow strengthened from the abundance of modern-day pollution. Mothra’s keepers, the tiny twins Moll and Lora, quickly rouse the gentle giant in order to combat this latest threat to peace.

"Rebirth of Mothra III" (1998): In the final film in the new Mothra trilogy, King Ghidorah, the most destructive of all the monsters, returns to destroy the Earth. Primed for combat, Mothra goes into the past to battle a younger version of King Ghidorah. (Sony).

photo for My Little Pony – Friendship Is Magic: Spooktacular Pony Tales My Little Pony – Friendship Is Magic: Spooktacular Pony Tales (2014) Six-Halloween-themed episodes featuring the very popular Hasbro toy, $14.97. Episodes include: "Boast Busters," "Stare Master," "Luna Eclipsed," "Sleepless In Ponyville," "Castle Mane-ia" and "Bats! Formats: DVD. Extras: Pumpkin carving stencils, color Halloween poster, Sing-Along. (Shout! Factory Kids).

My Man Is a Loser (2013) Michael Rapaport, Bryan Callen, Tika Sumpter, John Stamos. Two married friends employ a single playboy to help them get their mojo back to save their marriages. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate).

Perry Mason Movie Collection Double Features Four, Five and Six Double Feature Four: "The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel," "The Case of the Avenging Ace"; Double Feature Five: "The Case of the Lady in the Lake," "The Case of the Lethal Lesson," Double Feature Six: "The Case of the Musical Murder," "The Case of the All-Star Assassin." $16.99 each. Formats: DVD. (CBS/Paramount).

photo for Prom Night Prom Night Special Edition (1980) Dir.: Paul Lynch; Jamie Lee Curtis, Leslie Nielsen, Eddie Benton. In this celebrated "slasher" horror classic, four Hamilton High seniors are hiding a terrible secret. What happened to Robin Hammond six years ago was a game that turned into a horrible tragedy, and someone saw what they did ... someone waiting for gruesome revenge. Wearing a black hood and wielding an axe, a killer brutally slaughters the teenagers one by one at their high school prom. As the spotlight falls on the newly crowned prom king and queen, the psychopath will show everyone his new favorite game to play. Remastered and restored in 2K from the original 35mm camera negative with an all-new 5.1 surround mix. (Original 2.0 mono included). Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentary with director Paul Lynch and screenwriter William Gray, "The Horrors of Hamilton High: The Making of "Prom Night" featurette, collection of additional scenes added for television broadcast, original theatrical trailer & television spots. Blu-ray adds never-before-seen outtakes, motion still gallery. (Synapse Films/CAV Distributing).

photo for Pumpkinhead (Collector's Edition) BLU-RAY DEBUT Pumpkinhead (Collector's Edition) BLU-RAY DEBUT (1988) Horror favorite with one of the scariest movie monsters of all time. When a group of teenagers inadvertently kill his only son, Ed Harley (Lance Henriksen) seeks the powers of a backwoods witch to bring the child back to life. But instead, she invokes "the pumpkinhead" -- a monstrously clawed demon which, once reborn, answers only to Ed's bloodlust. Extras: New featurette "Remembering the Monster Kid: A Tribute to Stan Winston"; new interviews with producer Richard Weinman and actors John D'Aquino and Matthew Hurley; commentary by co-screenwriter Gary Gerani and Creature & FX Creators Tom Woodruff Jr. and Alec Gillis; "Pumpkinhead Unearthed" making of documentary featuring "Evolution of a Demon," "The Cursed and the Damned," "The Tortured Soul of Ed Harley," "Constructing Vengeance," "Razorback Holler"; "Demonic Toys" featurette; behind-the-scenes footage; still gallery; theatrical trailer. (Scream Factory/Shout! Factory).

Refuge (2012) Krysten Ritter, Brian Geraghty, Logan Huffman, Madeleine Martin. After her parents abandon them, a young woman raises her two, slightly younger, but overly needy siblings, balancing her personal life with her responsibilities. When a young handsome stranger rolls into town, he photo for Regular Show: Rigby Pack becomes entrenched in the family while he and, against all odds, the pair begin to create a life they never thought possible. Formats: DVD. (Strand Releasing).

Regular Show: Rigby Pack (2014) Cartoon Network and the "Regular Show's" favorite slacker raccoon takes center stage with 16 Rigby-rrific episodes, $19.82. The Cartoon Network series follows two best friends and park groundskeepers, Mordecai the blue jay and Rigby the raccoon, whose attempts to escape their everyday boredom take them to fantastical -- and sometimes unintended –- extremes. Maintenance duties for Rigby and Mordecai are just dull enough to somehow propel the pair into different wild shenanigans each episode. Their boss, the gumball machine Benton, doesn't enjoy having to manage their antics ... but their insane escapades often delight Pops, a talking lollipop, who has spent his entire life in the park. Formats: DVD. (Warner).

photo for Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella (1965) Lesley Ann Warren, Stuart Damon, Walter Pidgeon, Ginger Rogers, Celeste Holm. 50th Anniversary Edition showcases a new high quality transfer from the original master. This 1965 TV remake of the original 1957 version (which starred Julie Andrews) is one of the most treasured interpretations of this classic fairy tale. Filmed on videotape, it enjoyed repeated airings throughout the 1960s and 70s. Formats: DVD. Extras: Retrospective featurette. (Shout! Factory)

Sabrina - Secrets of a Teenage Witch: A Witch and the Werewolf - The Movie (2014) Animated movie follows the charming Sabrina Spellman (voice of Ashley Tisdale) who leads a double life as both a klutzy high schooler and superhero sorceress. Formats: DVD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Cast My Spell on You" music video. (Lionsgate).

Secrets of Her Majesty's Secret Service (2014) Documentary about the legendary spy agency popularized by Ian Fleming's James Bond, lifting the veil on the shadowy culture of espionage, going back in time and behind the scenes to look at some of the world's most calculated and delicately executed operations. Established in 1909 as the Secret Service Bureau, MI6, as it is known, initially was set up to control secret intelligence operations overseas, concentrating on Imperial Germany’s activities. In addition to outlining the exploits of Reilly "Ace of Spies" and presenting some of the "gadgets" used in intelligence gathering, the film reveals how the practice of recruiting agents from the upper classes proved damaging to the agency. Formats: DVD. (PBS Distribution).

SpongeBob SquarePants: Spongebob’s Halloween Collection (2014) Two-disc set with 17 episodes and two bonus features as SpongeBob and his friends encounter ghosts, curses and other frightening things. Formats: DVD. Extras: Music video: "Scaredy Pants," SpongeBob SquarePants Video Game Sneak Peek. (Nickelodeon/Paramount).

photo for Supernatural: The Complete Ninth Season Supernatural: The Complete Ninth Season (2013-14) Twenty-three episodes. Formats: DVD: 59.98, Blu-ray: $69.97, Digital, UltraViolet (Cloud). With the angelic Host's descent to Earth, Sam and Dean are now facing a world inhabited by thousands of powerful beings, who soon form their own chaotic agendas. Before tackling the threat of the "loose nukes" roaming the globe, however, the Winchesters engage in their most personal conflict yet. Meanwhile, Castiel finds he's more vulnerable -- and yet capable of more humanity -- than ever. As the threat escalates, a way must be found to reopen the gates of Heaven and head off a demon insurrection in Hell. Extras: "Men of Letters" featurettes: "Men of Letters: The Winchester Legacy," "Designing the Men of Letters Bunker," "Supernatural - Bound by Blood: Decisions and Consequences," "Crow's Nest Tour," "Library Tour," "Lab Tour," "Kitchen Galley," "Dorms Tour," "Room 7B"; 2013 Comic-Con Panel; producer/director commentaries; "Behind the Scenes of Supernatural: A Fan's Perspective" mockumentary; deleted scenes; gag reel."(Warner).

photo for Teenage Teenage (2013) Teenagers didn't always exist. They were invented. As the cultural landscape around the world was thrown into turmoil during the industrial revolution, and with a chasm erupting between adults and youth, the concept of a new generation took shape. Whether in America, England, or Germany, whether party-crazed Flappers or hip Swing Kids, zealous Nazi Youth or frenzied Sub-Debs, it didn't matter -- this was a new idea of how people come of age. They were dubbed Teenagers. A hypnotic rumination on the genesis of youth culture, "Teenage" is a living collage of rare archival material, filmed portraits, and diary entries read by Jena Malone, Ben Whishaw and others. Set to a shimmering score, the film is a mesmerizing trip into the past and a riveting look at the very idea of "coming-of-age." Formats: DVD. (Oscilloscope).

Vampire Diaries: The Complete Fifth Season (2013-14) 22 episodes (including the series' 100th episode). After a sizzling summer with Damon, Elena leaves Mystic Falls for Whitmore College and moves into a dorm with Caroline as her roomie, photo for Vampire Diaries: The Complete Fifth Season ready for new adventures and new friends. But dark thoughts gnaw at Elena, and soon familiar faces are back in the girls' lives. There's Stefan with his shadow self, Silas, plus Katherine, with a diabolical agenda and a jaw-dropping transformation. As the doppelgangers test destiny, pitting the Salvatore brothers against each other, the student body count rises -- evidence of powerful forces on campus. The struggle later continues between the mysterious Travelers, new witches and vampires, fighting for their own survival and, ultimately, the fate of Mystic Falls. Formats: DVD: $59.98, Blu-ray Combo Pack: $69.97, Digital, UltraViolet (Cloud). Extras: Three featurettes: "Reinvention: To the Other Side and Back," "I Know What You Did ... in the Last 100 Episodes," "A Day in the Afterlife"; "Second Bite" gag reel; deleted scenes. (Warner).

The Victim (2013) Ashley Chin, Ashley Madekwe, David Harewood, Jason Maza, Anna Nightingale, Michael Maris. Tyson, an east Londoner in his 20s, looks after his sister by day, and robs luxury flats at night. But his sister's classroom encounters with an inspirational teacher, and a girl from the other side of the tracks, allows him to glimpse another way of life. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. (Well Go USA).

photo for Willow Creek Willow Creek (2013) Alexie Gilmore, Bryce Johnson. Looking to make a splash with his research videos into the existence of Bigfoot, Jim and his skeptical girlfriend Kelly take a camping trip to the mountains surrounding Willow Creek, California, a small town where famous footage of the legendary Sasquatch was filmed decades earlier -- where they find themselves face to face with a terrifying evil. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentary with writer-director Bobcat Goldthwait and stars Alexie Gilmore and Bryce Johnson, deleted scenes, Bryce Johnson's "The Making of Willow Creek." (Dark Sky Films).

Words and Pictures (2014) Dir.: Fred Schepisi; Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche, Bruce Davison, Navid Nagahban, Amy Brenneman. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. Extras: Commentary with director Fred Schepisi, "Behind-the-scenes of Words and Pictures" featurette. (Lionsgate).

The World Wars (2014) Documentary commemorates the 100th anniversary of WWI and 75th anniversary of WWII, traversing three decades of war through insightful interviews with historians and modern-day politicians as well as dramatic reenactments. Adolf Hitler, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Benito Mussolini, Winston Churchill, Charles de Gaulle, George Patton. Before they were the giants of WWII, they were infantrymen and privates in WWI, the "war to end all wars." This is the story of the devastating three decades of 20th-century world war through the eyes of the men whose characters were forged in the trenches before they commanded a world on the brink of disaster. Narrated by Jeremy Renner. Originally premiered on Memorial Day on the History Channel. Formats: Two-disc DVD: $26.98, two-disc Blu-ray: $29.99, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Characters in depth: Hitler, Eisenhower, FDR, Truman, Stalin, Churchill; "World War 1: One Word" featurette; "Tech Developments of WWI" featurette; "Life in a Trench" featurette; "The US in WWI" featurette; "Did WWI Lead to WWII" featurette; "Legacy of WWI" featurette; "Global Connections of WWI" featurette; "Nationalism and WWI" featurette; "Harlem Hellfighters" featurette; deleted scenes. (Lionsgate).

Worlds Together Cuba (2011) Provides a ground level look at Cuba -- The Pearl of the Antilles. Narrated by children, the film introduces the island by touching on its topography, history, health care, cuisine, education and religious practices. Also available are "Worlds Together Ecuador" and "Worlds Together Colombia." Formats: DVD, $29.95. (Master Communications).

Young Frankenstein: 40th Anniversary BLU-RAY DEBUT (1974) Dir.: Mel Brooks; Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr, Madeline Kahn. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentary by Mel Brooks; interviews with Marty Feldman, Gene Wilder and Cloris Leachman; "Inside the Lab: Secret Formulas to the Making of Young Frankenstein" featurette; "Blucher Button"; "It's Alive: Creating a Monster Classic" featurette; "Making FrankenSense of Young Frankenstein" featurette; "Transylvanian Lullaby: The Music of John Norris" featurette; deleted scenes and outtakes; production photo galleries; more. (Fox).


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