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OnVideo's Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases

Tuesday, October 6 -- Monday, October 12

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  • Magic Mike XXL

    photo for Magic Mike XXL Picking up the story three years after Mike (Channing Tatum) bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, "Magic Mike XXL" finds the remaining Kings of Tampa likewise ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach, and with legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight with them. On the road to their final show, with whistle stops in Jacksonville and Savannah to renew old acquaintances and make new friends, Mike and the guys learn some new moves and shake off the past in surprising ways. Sequel to the 2012 surprise hit. Vitals: Director: Gregory Jacobs. Stars: Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez,Gabriel Iglesias, Amber Heard, Donald Glover, Stephen "Twitch" Boss , Michael Strahan, Andie MacDowell Elizabeth Banks, Jada Pinkett Smith. 2015, CC, MPAA rating: R, 115 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $65.655 million, Warner. Extras: "The Moves of Magic Mike XXL," "Georgia." Blu-ray adds extended Malik dance scene. 2 stars


    Blu-ray Debuts

  • Jackie Chan's First Strike (1996)
  • My Own Private Idaho (1991) (Criterion)
  • Rumble in the Bronx (1995)

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Air (2015) Norman Reedus, Djimon Hounsou. In the near future, breathable air is nonexistent. Virtually all of humanity has disappeared, and those chosen to reestablish society reside in a controlled state of suspended animation. Two engineers tasked with guarding the last hope for mankind struggle to preserve their own sanity and lives while administering to the vital task at hand. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "An Account of Confinement: Creating Air" featurette, "The Custodians: Behind the Scenes With Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou" featurette. (Sony).

photo for Alleluia Alleluia (2014 -- Belgium) Laurent Lucas, Lola Duenas. A smart and gory shocker that breathes new life into the lovesick horror genre to serve up a chilling tale of white-hot desperation and terrifying devotion. Michel is a born womanizer and professional hustler with a penchant for wooing lonely, vulnerable widows and divorcees. When he meets introverted single mom Gloria online and treats her to an electrifying first date, she's left completely smitten. Though Michel tries to swindle what he can out of the one-night stand, Gloria has other plans, abandoning her daughter and vowing to aid Michel's scam while masquerading as his sister. The toxically co-dependent lovers embark on a deadly odyssey amplified by wild sex, unbridled jealousy and frenzied forays into the dark arts, leading to a shocking series of savage, murderous scenarios. Winner of four Fantastic Features awards at Fantastic Fest, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Actor. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentary by director Fabrice du Welz, deleted scenes, making-of featurette, du Welz's 1999 short film "A Wonderful Love." (Doppelganger Releasing).

American Bear: An Adventure in the Kindness of Strangers (2013) Armed with nothing but their curiosity and a camera, playful couple Sarah and Greg travel through America for 60 days -- relying on the kindness of strangers for a home each night. Their fate-driven blueprint takes them through the five towns in the country called Bear, exploring thirty states, meeting hundreds of fascinating people, and testing what it means to be kind in America today. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Directors' commentary with Sarah and Greg, four deleted scenes, "The Friendliest Town In Idaho" short film created while editing "American Bear." (Virgil Films).

American Horror Story: The Complete Fourth Season (2014-15) Four-disc DVD, three-disc Blu-ray with 13 episodes. Step inside "American Horror Story: Freak Show," the terrifyingly twisted reincarnation of one of TV's most shockingly original series. Jessica Lange leads an awardwinning cast that includes Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson and Michael Chiklis. Lange plays Elsa Mars, the proprietor of a troupe of human "curiosities" on a desperate journey of survival in the sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida, in 1952. Her menagerie of performers includes a two-headed, telepathic twin (Paulson), a take-charge bearded lady (Bates), a vulnerable strongman (Chiklis) and his sultry, three-breasted wife (Bassett). But the strange emergence of a dark entity will savagely threaten the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. (Fox).

Amnesiac (2015) Kate Bosworth, Wes Bentley. Psychological thriller about a man who wakes up in bed suffering from memory loss after being in an accident, only to begin to suspect that his wife may not be his real wife and that a web of lies and deceit inhabits the house where he soon finds himself a prisoner. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (XLrator Media).

The Anomaly (2014) Ian Somerhalder, Alexis Knapp, Art Parkinson, Luke Hemsworth, Brian Cox. An ex-soldier, kidnapped by a futuristic group called the "Anomaly," must figure out how to survive while he's pitched back and forth between parallel universes every 9 minutes and 47 seconds. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Anchor Bay).

Ardor (2014 -- Argentina) Gael García Bernal, Alice Braga, Chico Díaz. When a gang of ruthless bandits set fire to a remote family farm and kidnap the farm-owner's daughter Vania (Braga), help arrives in the form of KaI (García Bernal), a mysterious man who emerges from the rain forest. With the grace of a jaguar, Kaí rescues Vania and plunges into a lethal game of cat and mouse with the gangsters. With the hornet's nest now stirred, Kai and Vania must decide how far they will go to preserve the farm and their vanishing way of life. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Behind the Scenes of Ardor" featurette. (Lionsgate).

The Avenging Fist (2001 -- Hong Kong) Sammo Hung, Wang Lee Hom, Steven Fung, Gigi Leung, Kristy Yang. A futuristic research compound develops a new police tool called the Power Glove which gives the wearer incredible powers by letting him tap into the "unused 80 percent" of his mental potential. Naturally, the experiment goes awry and one unbalanced cop turns to evil. Formats: DVD. (Well Go USA).

Batkid Begins (2015) On November 15, 2013, the world came together to grant one 5-year-old leukemia patient his wish to be Batman for a day. "Batkid Begins" looks at why and how this phenomenon took place, becoming one of the biggest "good news" stories in recent memory as the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation fulfill its mission to help Miles reclaim his childhood after battling disease for more than half his short life. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Warner).

Best Christmas Party Ever (2014 -- TV) Steve Lund, Torrey DeVitto. Part of Hallmark's "12 Original Movies of Christmas" series. When she learns that the boss of Petra's Parties, New York's premiere event planning service, is set to retire, young party planner Jennie Stanton hopes she will be left in charge until Petra's charming and handsome nephew, Nick, arrives on the scene and Petra announces that he will take over the business. The pair battle it out for the top job ... and naturally fall for each other. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Lionsgate).

photo for >Blood & Glory: The Civil War in Color Blood & Glory: The Civil War in Color (2015) Four-episode History miniseries. The Civil War, one of the most defining moments in American history, tore the nation apart, pitting North against South -- brother against brother. Over the course of four years, more than 750,000 military and civilian lives were sacrificed. With unprecedented access to government and private archives and using state-of-the-art technology, over 500 rare and compelling black and white photographs have been painstakingly colorized to illustrate the story of the Civil War in breathtaking detail. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Eight featurettes: "Davis Is Chosen to Lead," "A Call to Arms," "Lincoln's Emancipation proclamation," "The H.L. Hunley Death Trap," "Sherman's march to Savannah," "Lincoln's Gettysburg Address," "Lee's reluctant Surrender," "African Americans After the War." (Lionsgate).

Bossip Comedy Series Part 2 (2014) The Bossip Comedy Series is a mixed format showcase that makes light of the unbelievable celebrity stories and snafus that the audience loves. Get a look at outrageous stand-up, hilarious skits and the quirky Bossip staff.Formats: DVD. (Cinedigm).

Bram Stoker's Dracula Supreme Cinema Series (1992) Dir.: Francis Ford Coppola; Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves, Richard E. Grant, Cary Elwes, Billy Campbell, Sadie Fros, Tom Waits, Monica Bellucci. First release under the new Sony Supreme Cinema Series banner. According to the studio, "The Supreme photo for Bram Stoker's Dracula Supreme Cinema Series Cinema Series is a premium, limited edition collection befitting beloved cinematic favorites and modern classics. Each film is presented with pristine high definition picture, enhanced sound and a collection of new and/or archival special features, creating an ultimate edition for first-time viewers and fans alike. Complete with unique Clear Case packaging, the Supreme Cinema Series is the optimal way to celebrate these unforgettable cinematic experiences." The film is presented with an all-new 4K restoration and exclusive Dolby Atmos sound, remixed specifically for the home theater environment, that is said to deliver "captivating sound that places and moves audio anywhere in the room, including overhead." The film is available both as a standalone Blu-ray and in the limited edition Blu-ray Supreme Cinema Series Clear Case. Includes 24-pages of rare photos, behind-the-scenes detail and an all-new personalized written introduction from Coppola. Formats: Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "Reflections in Blood: Francis Ford Coppola and Bram Stoker's Dracula": (Coppola, along with his son, second unit/visual effects director, Roman Coppola, participated in a new, on-camera retrospective, reflecting on how the film has impacted their lives and careers); "Practical Magicians: A Collaboration Between Father and Son"; rare 1993 commentary with Coppola, Roman Coppola and Greg Cannom; deleted scenes; audio Commentary and film introduction by Coppola; four legacy featurettes. (Sony).

photo for Christmas at Cartwright's Christmas at Cartwright's (2014 -- TV) Alicia Witt, Gabriel Hogan, Wallace Shawn. Part of Hallmark's "12 Original Movies of Christmas." With the help of an "angel," an out-of-work single mom gets a holiday job as a department store Santa to help boost her finances -- and find some much-needed romance. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Lionsgate).

Curve (2015) Julianne Hough, Teddy Sears. Horror-thriller about a young bride-to-be who deliberately crashes her car off a deserted highway in an attempt to escape a charming, predatory hitchhiker. When the plan backfires, trapping her in an overturned vehicle, she defends herself against a terrorizing psychopath -- only to uncover a shocking truth that fuels her fight for survival. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Another Curve." (Universal).

Dark Places (2015) Charlize Theron, Tye Sheridan, Nicholas Hoult, Chloe Grace Moretz, Sterling Jerins, Corey Stoll, Christina Hendricks. Libby Day (Theron) was only seven years old when her mother and two sisters were murdered and her brother Ben (Sheridan) was jailed for the crime. Now, 25 years later, Libby discovers shocking evidence that Ben may be innocent -- and the real killer is still at large. Based on Gillian Flynn's best-seller. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Bringing Dark Places to Light" featurette, "About the Author: Gillian Flynn & Dark Places" featurette. (Lionsgate).

Dead Rising: Watchtower (2014) Jesse Metcalfe, Meghan Ory, Virginia Madsen, Dennis Haysbert, Rob Riggle. Based on the Dead Rising video game, the film follows reporter Chase Carter and a group of survivors who become trapped in a walled-in quarantine area after the government fails to contain a viral zombie outbreak. Creatively building weapons with anything they can find, the team must evade infection and battle their way out of the quarantined zone before it gets firebombed. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Rob Riggle blooper reel, "The Weapons of Dead Rising: Watchtower," "Genesis of Bonzo the Zombie Clown," behind-the-scenes of an epic one-take shot, filmmaker commentary. (Sony).

Dragon Dynasty 5 Movie Collection Three-disc set with "Born to Defense" (1986), directed by and starring Jet Li, "The Defender" (1994) directed by Corey Yuen and starring Jet Li, "The Legend II" (aka The Legend of Fong Sai Yuk II, 1993) directed by Corey Yuen and starring Jet Li, "Once Upon a Time in China and America" (1997) directed by Sammo Hung Kam-Bo and starring Jet Li, and "From Beijing with Love" (1994) directed by and tarring Stephen Chow. Formats: DVD: $19.98. (The Weinstein Company/Anchor Bay).

Duck Dynasty: Season 8 (2015) Two-disc set with eight episodes, $19.98. Formats: DVD. (Lionsgate).

photo for Earthfall Earthfall (2015) Pressly Coker, Joe Lando, Raffaello Degruttola, Diana Hopper. As a rogue planet roars through our solar system, it acts as an intergalactic magnet that pulls Earth in its wake. Meteors destroy major cities, fire and ice storms engulf the land. And as the situation grows even worse, Steve Lannon is determined to reunite with his wife and teenage daughter. But when they stumble into a secret government installation, they uncover a nuclear mission that will either blast our planet back into orbit or guarantee front row seats to the end of the world. Formats: DVD. (Anchor Bay).

Eaters (2012) Marcelle Bowman, Robert Dean, Jonathan Haltiwanger, Hannah Risinger. Five friends embark on an epic road trip, but when one friend disappears at a rest stop, their search brings them face to face with a violent biker gang. After a narrow escape from death, their nightmare goes from bad to spine-chilling when they find themselves being stalked in an abandoned town. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Lionsgate).

Escobar: Paradise Lost (2015) Benicio Del Toro, Josh Hutcherson, Claudia Traisac. Young surfer Nick (Hutcherson) thinks all his dreams have come true when he goes to visit his brother in Colombia. Against an idyllic backdrop of blue lagoons and white beaches, he falls madly in love with Maria (Traisac). It all seems perfect until he meets her uncle, the famous drug kingpin Pablo Escobar (Del Toro) and he finds his life is on the line when he's pulled into the dangerous world of the family business. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Anchor Bay).

photo for The Falling The Falling (2014) Maisie Williams, Maxine Peake, Monica Dolan, Greta Scacchi, Florence Pugh. The sinister story of two best friends, deeply troubled Lydia (Williams) and charming Abbie (Pugh), experiencing a sexual awakening at a 1969 English girls’ school. After an unexpected tragedy takes place, the female students fall victim to an outbreak of unexplainable fainting spells, causing rapture and mass hysteria that threatens the psychological and physical stability of all involved. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Cinedigm).

Final Girl (2015) Abigail Breslin, Alexander Ludwig, Wes Bentley, Francesca Eastwood, Cameron Bright, Reece Thompson. Every night, four boys trick a young, blonde girl into meeting them in the forest for a date with the intention to hunt and kill her. One night, Veronica (Abigail Breslin) is selected and when the hunt begins, the boys soon realize that they messed with the wrong girl. Formats: DVD. Extras: "The Making of Final Girl," photo gallery, outtakes. (Cinedigm).

4GOT10 (2015) Dolph Lundgren, Danny Trejo, Johnny Messner, Michael Pare, Vivica Fox. Brian Barns (Messner) wakes up in the desert wounded and surround by eight dead bodies, millions of dollars in cash and a van full of cocaine -- with no memory of who he is or how he got there. He soon learns that he is being hunted by a notorious drug lord (Trejo), a DEA agent (Lundgren), and a corrupt Sherriff (Pare), all of whom will stop at nothing to find him. On photo for 4GOT10 the run for his very life, Barns slowly finds out who he really is, but the more he remembers, the more deadly things become. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurettes, six deleted scenes. (Status Media/Cinedigm).

Going Clear (2015) The highly anticipated and critically-acclaimed documentary is a look inside the controversial religion from Academy Award-winner Alex Gibney. The film profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, exploring the psychological impact of blind faith, how the church attracts new followers and keeps hold of its A-list celebrity devotees. Following the Peabody Award-winning documentary "Mea Maxima Culpa," his investigation into the Catholic Church, Gibney dives fully into one of the most controversial and secretive religions in the world, exploring what members of Scientology are willing to do in the name of religion. The film touches on a wide range of aspects of the church from its origin, to an intimate portrait of the Church's founder L. Ron Hubbard, to its recruiting practices, to present day practices by church officials. Manufactured-on-demand DVD. (HBO/FilmRise).

photo for Golden Shoes Golden Shoes (2015) Christian Koza, Eric Roberts, Dina Meyer, David DeLuise, Montel Williams, Aedin Mincks, Vivica A. Fox, John Rhys-Davies. As long as he could remember, 8-year-old Christian Larou (Koza) dreamed of being a great soccer player like his idol, Cristiano Ronaldo. When his father is deployed to Afghanistan and his mother is hospitalized, he pours himself into the game he loves. With the help of some very special shoes, Christian tries to lead his team to the championship and bring his family together again. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Anchor Bay).

Gravy (2015) Michael Weston, Jimmi Simpson, Sutton Foster, Lily Cole, Molly Ephraim, Paul Rodriguez, Gabriel Luna, Lothaire Bluteau, Ethan Sandler, Dule Hill, Gabourey Sidibe, Sarah Silverman. It's Halloween night. A trio of costumed misfits with very special dietary requirements seizes a Mexican cantina and forces the staff to engage in a late night of gluttony. The only caveat is what's on the menu…and who will survive 'til morning. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. Extras: Commentary with director James Roday, actors Sutton Foster and Jimmi Simpson; "What Is Gravy?" featurette, EPK, trailer. (Scream Factory).

photo for Greatest Heroes of the Bible: Complete Collection Greatest Heroes of the Bible: Complete Collection Fifteen of the most icon Biblical stories brought to life with casts that include Tyne Daly, William Daniels, John Larroquette, June Lockhart, Vic Morrow, Ron Rifkin, Tanya Roberts, Dean Stockwell. Four-disc set includes: "The Ten Commandments," "Samson and Delilah," "David & Goliath," "The Story of Moses, "The Story of Noah," "Joshua and the Battle of Jericho," "The Story of Esther," "Abraham's Sacrifice," "The Tower of Babel," "Sodom and Gomorrah," "Jacob's Challenge," "Joseph in Egypt," "The Judgment of Solomon," "Daniel in the Lions' Den" and "Daniel and Nebuchadnezzar." Formats: DVD: $29.99. (CBS/Paramount).

Happyish Season One (2015) Two-disc set with 10 episodes of the Showtime comedy series. At 44, Thom Payne finds his world in disarray. At home he suspects his erectile dysfunction pills are interfering with his antidepressants. And at work he now answers to a 25-year-old with a Digital Age vocabulary. Is he in need of "rebranding," or does he just have a "low joy ceiling"? Stars Steve Coogan, Kathryn Hahn and Bradley Whitford. Formats: DVD. (CBS/Paramount).

He's a Bully, Charlie Brown This heartwarming collection brings together two Peanuts specials that are paired with an episode of "The Charlie Brown & Snoopy Show," remastered in all-new 4K Ultra HD transfers to DVD. In this compilation, Charlie Brown is called upon to stand up for one of his pals, who is taken advantage of by a bully at summer camp. The title will be released in time for National Bullying Prevention Month, which takes place in October. Formats: DVD, $19.97. (Warner).

Hidden (2015) Alexander Skarsgard, Andrea Riseborough, Emily Alyn Lind, Heather Doerksen, William Ainscough. A family takes refuge in a fallout shelter to avoid an unknow, dangerous outbreak. The one thing they know for certain is that there is something terrifying and strange that threatens their fragile existence, and it is coming for them. Formats: DVD. (Warner).

photo for I Am the Queen I Am the Queen (2015) Four women preparing for a transgender beauty pageant in Chicago’s Humboldt Park, a predominantly Puerto Rican community, share their unique stories in this documentary. In Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood, the Vida/SIDA Cacica Pageant brings together members of the Puerto Rican community to celebrate its transgender participants. "I Am the Queen" follows Bianca, Julissa and Jolizza as they prepare for the pageant under the guidance of Ginger Valdez, an experienced transgender mentor from the neighborhood. These trans women share stories of their transition, their relatives' varying reactions, and how they find support from within the community. Family dynamics, cultural heritage, and personal identity all play a part in how the contestants face the daily struggle that comes from being true to themselves. Formats: DVD: $19.98, VOD. Extras: Deleted and alternate scenes, trailers, photo gallery. (Cinema Libre Studio).

Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Hayley Kiyoko, Lin Shaye. Prequel that takes place before the unforgettable haunting of the Lambert family. Paranormal investigators Tucker and Specs team up with the psychic Elise to help Quinn, a teenage girl who believes that her late mother is trying to make contact. At first, Elise's photo forInsidious: Chapter 3 horrific past makes her reluctant to use her ability, but when Quinn's desperate father begs for assistance, she agrees to venture into The Further. There, she finds a ruthless supernatural entity with a voracious craving for the souls of the living. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Origin Story: Making Chapter 3" featurette. Blu-ray adds deleted scenes, "Being Haunted: A Psychic Medium Speaks" featurette, "Macabre Creations" featurette, "Stunts: The Car Crash" featurette, "Cherry Glazerr: Tiptoe Through the Tulips" featurette. (Sony).

Jackie Chan's First Strike BLU-RAY DEBUT (1996) Dir.: Stanely Tong; Jackie Chan, Jackson Liu, Annie Wu. (Warner).

June (2014) Kennedy Brice, Casper Van Dien, Victoria Pratt, Eddie Jemison, Lance E. Nichols. Nine-year-old June (Brice) has been shuffled in and out of foster homes for years and though she tries to be good, no matter where she goes, a trail of chaos and terror seems to follow. It's only when June is sent to live with a new couple, Lily (Pratt) and Dave (Van Dien), that it looks as if things might finally work out. Except this innocent child with the face of an angel is possessed by an ancient, malevolent entity that has hijacked her soul. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: (RLJ Entertainment).

photo for Last Shift Last Shift (2014) Juliana Harkavy, Joshua Mikel. Rookie police officer Jessica Loren has been assigned the last shift at a closing police station and must wait for a hazmat crew collecting biomedical evidence. Ordered not to leave the station under any circumstance, Jessica comes to learn that it's more than just an outdated station, it's home to the ultimate embodiment of evil: a cult leader and his followers who committed suicide there. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: "A Journey Into Hell: The Making of Last Shift," behind-the-scenes photo gallery, "Paymon Interrogation" viral video, poster gallery, "The Ballad of a Green Screen Guy," "The Sound of Evil: Behind the Foley/Sound Design." (Magnolia Home Entertainment).

The Leftovers: The Complete First Season (2014) Three-disc DVD and two-disc Blu-ray sets with all 10 episodes. Based on the 2011 bestselling novel by Tom Perrotta, "The Leftovers" is seen primarily through the eyes of police chief Kevin Garvey, played by Justin Theroux, as he experiences life post "the Departure." After what can only be explained as an instance similar to the biblical rapture, the people of Mapleton, New York, are suddenly shaken to their core as many of their loved ones disappear into thin air. With roughly 140 million people actively missing -- 2 percent of the world's population -- the world starts to question everyone and everything. Will people turn to cynicism, paranoia, and cult-like fanaticism, in order to survive? The eerie and thought-provoking series leaves viewers riveted, second-guessing theories from episode to episode. Formats: DVD: $39.98, Blu-ray Disc: $44.96. Extras: Pilot audio commentary, "Making The Leftovers," "I Remember: A Season One Conversation With Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta," "Secrets of the Guilty Remnant," "Beyond the Book: A Look Ahead at Season 2," finale audio commentary. (Warner).

Little House on the Prairie: The Complete Series Deluxe Remastered Edition (1974-83) Fall in love again with the classic TV series that celebrates family, faith and the human spirit, and enjoy the nine-season saga with vividly restored picture and sound. Completely uncut and remastered, this 48-disc set features all nine seasons and is packed with eight hours of bonus material. Presented in an iconic "Little House" package, featuring a recreation of the Ingalls family home. Formats: DVD: $149.98. Extras: Pilot movie; original screen test featuring Michael Landon and Melissa Gilbert; six-part "The Little House Phenomenon" documentary: "Part One - A Place in Television History," "Part Two - In the Beginning ..." "Part Three - Casting Walnut Grove," "Part Four - A Day in the Life of Little House," "Part Five - Stories to Remember," "Part Six - A Lasting Legacy"; "Look Back to Yesterday" movie special; "Bless All the Dear Children" movie special; "The Last Farewell" movie special. (Lionsgate).

photo for Little House on the Prairie: Season Seven Deluxe Remastered Edition Little House on the Prairie: Season Seven Deluxe Remastered Edition (1980-81) Five-disc set with all 22 uncut, remastered episodes. In Season Seven, change is in the air. It's wedding bells and a baby on the way for Laura and Almanzo. Adam's sight returns and he and Mary open a law practice. Laura begins teaching in Walnut Grove; Nellie's pregnancy ignites a family disagreement and Albert's love for Sylvia stirs rumors. The townswomen fight for equal property rights and the Ingalls consider adoption. Formats: DVD, $21.98. (Lionsgate).

Magic Mike XXL (2015) Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez,Gabriel Iglesias, Amber Heard, Donald Glover, Stephen "Twitch" Boss , Michael Strahan, Andie MacDowell Elizabeth Banks, Jada Pinkett Smith. Sequel to the 2012 surprise hit. On the road to their final show, with whistle stops in Jacksonville and Savannah to renew old acquaintances and make new friends, Mike and the Kings of Tampa learn some new moves and shake off the past in surprising ways. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "The Moves of Magic Mike XXL," "Georgia." Blu-ray adds extended Malik dance scene. (Warner).

Manglehorn (2015) Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, Chris Messina, Harmony Korine. Left heartbroken by the woman he loved and lost many years ago, Manglehorn, an eccentric small-town locksmith, tries to start his life over again with the help of a new friend. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (IFC).

Mateo (2014) Matthew Stoneman dreamed of pop stardom. Instead, he went to jail, learned Spanish, and emerged as "Mateo," America's first white mariachi singer. Mateo is on the brink of completing an album of original songs in Havana, but his estrangement from friends and family, his criminal past, and his love for Cuban women could derail him on his quest for fame in this Japan-Cuba-USA documentary. Formats: DVD. (XLrator Media).

My Own Private Idaho BLU-RAY DEBUT (1991) River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves star in this haunting tale from Gus Van Sant, about two young street hustlers: Mike Waters, a sensitive narcoleptic who dreams of the mother who abandoned him, and Scott Favor, the wayward son of the mayor of Portland and the object of Mike's desire. Navigating a volatile world of junkies, thieves, and johns, Mike takes Scott on a quest along the grungy streets and open highways of the Pacific Northwest, in search of an elusive place called home. Visually dazzling and thematically groundbreaking, "My Own Private Idaho" is a deeply moving look at unrequited love and life on society’s margins. New, restored 4K digital transfer, approved by director Gus Van Sant, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack. Alternate Dolby Digital 5.1 surround soundtrack. Extras: Illustrated 2005 audio conversation between Van Sant and filmmaker Todd Haynes, "The Making of My Own Private Idaho, a 2005 documentary featuring cast and crew; "Kings of the Road," a 2005 interview with film scholar Paul Arthur on Van Sant's adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV" and Orson Welles's "Chimes at Midnight"; conversation from 2005 between producer Laurie Parker and actor River Phoenix's sister, Rain; audio conversation from 2005 between writer JT Leroy and filmmaker Jonathan Caouette; deleted scenes; trailer; a book featuring essays by film critic Amy Taubin and Leroy; a 1991 article by Lance Loud; and reprinted interviews with Van Sant, Phoenix, and actor Keanu Reeves. (The Criterion Collection).

Old 37 (2015) Kane Hodder, Bill Moseley, Brandi Cyrus, Jake Robinson, Devon Spence, Maxwell Zagorski, Caitlin Harris, Kenneth Simmons. Two brothers intercept 911 calls in a beat up old ambulance to exact revenge, torture and kill careless teen drivers. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Epic Pictures/Anchor Bay).

Pee-wee's Playhouse: Christmas Special Join the whole Playhouse gang for one of the wackiest specials ever. Pee-wee gets into the spirit of the season with lots of singing, dancing and other holiday fun with his Playhouse pals and more than a dozen celebrity guest stars as you've never seen them before. Everything is going great for Pee-wee ... until his Christmas wish list becomes so long that there won’t be enough presents for all the other kids in the world. When Santa Clause pleads for help, Pee-wee reluctantly learns a lesson about the true meaning of Christmas. Restored, remastered and in high definition. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Shout! Factory).

photo for Penny Dreadful -- The Complete Second Season Penny Dreadful -- The Complete Second Season (2014) Three-disc set with 10 episodes of the Showtime series about supernatural threats in Victorian London. This season finds Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) and Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) forming a deeper bond as the group, including Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), and Sembene (Danny Sapani), unite to banish the evil forces that threaten to destroy them. Meanwhile, Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), the Creature (Rory Kinnear) and Brona (Billie Piper) are all waging battles of their own. Formats: DVD: $42.99, Blu-ray Disc: $49.99. Extras: Video production blogs, Reeve Carney round table, "History of the Occult," character profiles, "Evelyn Poole's Mansion." (CBS/Paramount).

People, Places, Things (2015) Jemaine Clement, Regina Hall, Jessica Williams, Stephanie Allynne, Michael Chernus, Aundrea Gadsby, Gia Gadsby. Will Henry (Clement) is a graphic novelist and a professor in NYC. At his adorable twin girls' fifth birthday party, his life is turned upside down when he walks in on the mother of his children -- and longtime girlfriend Charlie (Allynne) -- with their friend Gary (Chernus). One year later, Will is still alone and trying to put his life back together in the unknown landscape of single fatherhood and dating in New York City, and he finds unexpected challenges when his talented student Kat (Williams) tries to set him up with her accomplished mother Diane (Hall). Formats: DVD. (Alchemy).

The Raid (1991 -- Hong Kong) Jacky Cheung, Tony Leung Kai Fai, Dean Shek. A revolutionary army in 1930s China attempts to foil a plot by the dethroned Emperor Pu-Yi -- who has established the Puppet State of Manchukuo in Manchuria -- to cooperate with the Japanese in a test for a poisonous gas. Formats: DVD. (Well Go USA).

Reign: The Complete Second Season (2014-15) Five-disc set with all 22 episodes, $44.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: Extras: "Playing By Her Rules: A Day on Set With a Queen and Her Court" behind-the-scenes featurette, deleted scenes. (Warner).

Rumble in the Bronx BLU-RAY DEBUT (1995) Dir.: Stanely Tong; Jackie Chan, Anita Mui, Francoise Yip. (Warner).

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2013) IIan Ziering,Tara Reid, Bo Derek, Jerry Springer, Mark Cuban, Ann Coulter. When a mass of Sharknadoes threatens America's East Coast, the chainsaw-wielding hero Fin must again risk his life to save his children on spring break. But as he fights his way south, the sharknadoes merge and grow bigger than ever before. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (The Asylum).

South Park: The Complete 18th Season (2014) Two-disc set with all 10 episodes. Come on down to South Park with all-new, uncensored episodes from Season 18. Every episode of this critically-acclaimed and award-winning show is packed with unforgettable moments and hilarious absurdity -- from pissed off celebrities to talking towels and crime-fighting kids. Join Kyle, Stan, Kenny and Cartman for all their foul-mouthed adventures. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Deleted scenes, mini commentaries by the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, on all episodes. (Paramount).

The Target (2014 -- South Korea) Seung-ryong Ryu, Joon-sang Yoo, Jin-wook Lee, Seong-ryeong Kim. An ER doctor saves a murder suspect from an assassination attempt and, immediately, the doctor's pregnant wife gets kidnapped. It soon becomes clear that there's a larger conspiracy at play, and the doctor and the murder suspect must team up to rescue the doctor's wife. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Lionsgate).

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete First and Second Seasons (2014) Eight-disc set with all 52 episodes, $42.99. Cowabunga, dude! Formats: DVD. Extras: "Making Of" animatics, Theme Song: Karaoke Music Video, six animated photo for The Timber comic books, 27 "Mutation of a Scene" featurettes, more. (Paramount).

The Timber (2015) Josh Peck, James Ransone, Elisa Lasowski. In the 1898 Alaskan frontier, two brothers embark on a journey to collect a bounty in a desperate attempt to save their home: but what they find along the way is more than they bargained for: they face harsh elements, crazed men, and death at every corner in pursuit of an outlaw, a twisted man who has turned the Yukon Territory into his own personal hell. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: Commentary with director Anthony O'Brien, "Behind the Scenes: Gunfight" featurette, "Behind the Scenes: Nightmare featurette, interviews with cast. (Well Go USA).

Tremors 5: Bloodlines (2015) Michael Gross, Jamie Kennedy. A deadly threat resurfaces halfway around the world when giant, man-eating worms attack a South African wildlife park in this fourth sequel to the photo for Tremors 5: Bloodlines campy 1990 horror film and successful franchise. When Gummer (Gross) is hired to capture a deadly Assblaster terrorizing South Africa, he and his new sidekick, Travis Welker (Kennedy), find themselves in a battle to the death against the fiercely aggressive Assblasters and Graboids. Discovering that the monsters have evolved into even more lethal creatures, their mission takes on a whole new level of unseen terror -- far more than they bargained for. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted and extended scenes, outtakes, "Tremors 5: Behind the Bloodlines" featurette. (Universal).

Tut (2015) Ben Kingsley, Alexander Siddig, Avan Jogia, Nonso Anozie. Three-part Spike TV miniseries concentrating on the youngest Pharaoh to rule Ancient Egypt. Formats: Three-disc DVD, two-disc Blu-ray. Extras: "The Costumes of Tut," "History Revealed," "Unmasking the Legend: The Making of Tut." (Paramount).

photo for 20 Fairy Tales – Scholastic Storybook Treasures: The Classic Collection 20 Fairy Tales – Scholastic Storybook Treasures: The Classic Collection The Scholastic Classics value line continues with 20 fairy tales on a single DVD: "James Marshall's Cinderella," "Doctor De Soto", "Each Peach Pear Plum," "Extra Yarn," "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," "Hansel and Gretel," "Harold’s Fairy Tale," "Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from China," "Princess Furball," "Rapunzel," "Red Riding Hood," "Three Billy Goats Gruff," "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," "The Elves and the Shoemaker," "The Little Match Girl," "The Red Shoes," "The Three Little Pigs," "The True Story of The Three Little Pigs!", "The Ugly Duckling," and "The Emperor's New Clothes." Formats: DVD, $4.99. (Cinedigm).

20 Holiday Adventures – Scholastic Storybook Treasures: The Classic Collection The fourth in the Scholastic Classics value line on a single DVD: "The Night Before Christmas," "Max's Christmas," "Merry Christmas, Splat," "Morris's Disappearing Bag," "Merry Christmas, Space Case," "Bear Snores On," "Noah's Ark," "Too Many Tamales," "Lemonade in Winter," "The Snowy Day," Fletcher and the Snowflake Christmas," "In the Month of Kislev," "Little Drummer Boy," "Seven Candles for Kwanzaa," "Great Joy!," "Antarctic Antics," "Giving Thanks," "Bear Has a Story to Tell," "The Clown of God," and "Brave Irene." Formats: DVD, $4.99. (Cinedigm).

Vikings: The Complete Third Season (2015) Three-disc set with 10 episodes. The family saga of Ragnar, Rollo, Lagertha and Bjorn continues as loyalties are questioned and bonds of blood are tested. Now king of his people, Ragnar remains a restless wanderer, leading his band of Norse warriors on epic adventures from the shores of Essex to the mythical city of Paris. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (MGM).

We Are Still Here (2015) Barbara Crampton, Andrew Sensenig, Larry Fessenden, Lisa Marie. After their teenage son Bobby is killed in a car crash, Paul and Anne Sacchetti move to an isolated 19th-century house in the New England countryside to try to start a new life. But soon the grieving couple begin to sense they are not alone in the old house. Unknowingly, the Sacchettis become the prey of a family of vengeful spirits that reside in their new home, and before long they discover that the seemingly peaceful town is hiding a terrifyingly dark secret. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray photo for >What We Did on Our Holiday Disc. Extras: Commentary with writer-director Ted Geoghegan and producer Travis Steven, behind-the-scenes featurette, trailer, teaser. (Dark Sky Films/MPI).

What We Did on Our Holiday (2014) Rosamund Pike, David Tennant, Billy Connolly. When Doug and Abi take their kids on a family vacation, the youngsters -- surrounded by relatives -- innocently reveal the ins and outs of their family life and intimate details about their parents. It's soon clear that when it comes to keeping a big secret under wraps from the rest of the family, their children are their biggest liability. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary with directors Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin, "Creating Dysfunction: Making What We Did on Our Holiday" featurette, deleted scenes. (Lionsgate).

When Marnie Was There (2014) From Japan's acclaimed Studio Ghibli, with the voices of Hailee Steinfeld, Kiernan Shipka, John C. Reilly, Ellen Burstyn, Kathy Bates, Geena Davis. When shy, artistic Anna travels to the seaside to stay with relatives, she stumbles upon an old mansion surrounded by photo for When Marnie Was There marshes and the mysterious young girl, Marnie, who lives there. The two girls instantly form a unique connection and a friendship that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. As the days go by, a nearly magnetic pull draws Anna back to the Marsh House again and again, and she begins to piece together the truth surrounding her strange new friend. Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi ("The Secret World of Arrietty"). Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "The Making of When Marnie Was There," "Yohei Taneda Creates the Art of When Marnie Was There," feature-length storyboards. (Universal).

Will to Love (2015 -- TV) Keshia Knight Pulliam, Marques Houston, Draya Michele. Urban romantic comedy about the CEO of a million dollar company who has to find a wife in order to inherit his grandfather's company and his estate. Formats: DVD. (Footage Films).

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photo for Tibetan Warrior Tibetan Warrior (2014) Acclaimed documentary following the journey of Loten Namling. For more than 60 years, Tibetans have been fighting Chinese oppression. But their non-violent struggle appears to be in vain. Now, as a new form of peaceful protest, Tibetans are setting themselves on fire. Namling -- an exiled Tibetan musician living in Switzerland -- is deeply disturbed by such self-destructive action, so he sets off on a two month trek from Europe to India on a one-man mission to meet top politicians, experts and young radicals. He himself becomes increasingly radical, and is on the verge of violent protest. Finally he ends up at the Office of the Dalai Lama in India, to seek the advice from the exiled Tibetan leader. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Deleted scenes, interviews, music videos. (Garden Thieves Pictures).

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