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OnVideo's Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases

Tuesday, April 15 -- Monday, April 21

All DVD Releases

  • Ride Along

    photo for The wild antics of comedian Kevin Hart rescues this cop-buddy-comedy from the mundane and predictable; he stars as a video game junkie and high school security guard who not only wants to become an Atlanta cop but also wants to marry the sister of the city's toughest detective, James Payton (Ice Cube). To persuade him otherwise, James invites him on a ride-along designed to scare the hell out of him and show him he doesn't have what it takes to take care of his sister. It's all pretty silly -- especially when Shakespearean actor Laurence Fishburne shows up as the underworld's top bad guy -- and fairly innocuous. It's kind of a downtown version of "Rush Hour" -- and has taken in almost as much as that smash hit. "Ride Along 2" is scheduled for 2016. Extras: Gag reel; "It Was a Good Day: On the Set of Ride Along" backstage visit; "Atlanta -- The Character" location tour; commentary with director Tim Story. Blu-ray adds alternate ending; deleted scenes; alternate take; "Kev & Cube's Wild Ride"; "An Explosive Ride" stunt double featurette; "You Gonna Learn Today" look at the film's many off-script moments including b-roll, dailies and alternate takes; "Anatomy of the Big Blast" behind the scenes of the movie's most explosive sequence. Vitals: Director: Tim Story. Stars: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, John Leguizamo, Bruce McGill, Tika Sumpter, Bryan Callen, Laurence Fishburne. 2014, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 100 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $133.941 million, Warner. 3 stars


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  • Philomena

    photo for Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, "The Lost Child of Philomena Lee," "Philomena" focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee (Judi Dench) to track down the son she was forced to give up for adoption 50 years earlier. When she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952 -- something her Irish-Catholic community didn't have the highest opinion of -- Philomena was sent to a convent to be looked after as a fallen woman. She cared for her baby for three years until the Church took him from her -- without warning -- and sold him, like countless others, to America for adoption. Coerced into signing a document promising never to attempt to see her child again, she never stopped thinking about him. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, Philomena meets ex-Labour government adviser-turned-journalist Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan), with whom she decides to search for her long-lost son. Extras: TBA. Vitals: Director: Stephen Frears. Stars: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Mare Winningham, Michaelle Fairley, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Simone Lahbib. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 98 min., Drama, Box office gross: $36.651 million, The Weinstein Company/Anchor Bay. 3 stars

  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

    photo for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Very loose remake of James Thurber's classic story about a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. Ben Stiller directs and stars in this mixed-bag of a film that juxtaposes gorgeous cinematography with a story line and dialogue that can't decide whether it wants to be clever and rich or mundane and flaccid, though it tends to lean to the latter. Stiller plays Mitty, a timid photo manager at LIFE just at the time the print magazine was being retired in favor of an online version; when an important negative for the very last cover goes missing, Mitty has to give up his daydreams and embark on a global mission to find the film. Stiller composes the first half of the movie in squares and rectangles, kind of a cinema version of Mondrian's grid-based paintings -- and Stiller's images are striking and beautiful. Later, when Mitty travels to Iceland, Greenland and Afghanistan, the vistas open up and the gorgeous scenery fills the screen. Too bad the dialogue and acting aren't as bold as the images; they're cramped and awkward. Supporting actors Kristen Wiig, Sean Penn, Adam Scott, Patton Oswalt, Shirley MacLaine and Kathryn Hahn are totally wasted. Extras: Behind the scenes featurettes "The Look of Life," "The Music of Walter Mitty," "Sights and Sounds of Production: Skateboarding Through Iceland"; gallery of reference photography. Blu-ray adds deleted scenes; extended and alternate scenes; additional featurettes "The History of Walter Mitty"; "That's A Shark," "Icelandic Adventure," "Nordic Casting," "Titles of Walter Mitty," "Sights and Sounds of Production: Ted-Walter Flight"; "Stay Alive" music video by Jose Gonzalez; theatrical trailer. Also included is a special gift with purchase redeemable until August 31, 2014: a Shutterfly 20-page 8x8 hard cover photo book valued at $29.99. Consumers will be able to redeem their photo book by entering a unique promo code at checkout on Shutterfly.com. Vitals: Director: Ben Stiller. Stars: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Sean Penn, Adam Scott, Patton Oswalt, Shirley MacLaine, Kathryn Hahn. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 114 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $56.887 million, Fox. 2 stars

  • The Nut Job

    photo for Surly (voice of Will Arnett) is a mischievous squirrel with a mission: to find the tastiest nuts for winter. When he discovers a whole store filled with his favorite food, he plans a heist of nutrageous proportions. But the place turns out to be owned by ruthless bank robbers so it's up to Surly and his furry friends to stop the nearby bank heist and save the town. Extras: Two animated shorts: "Surely Squirrel" and "Nuts & Robbers." Blu-ray adds Deleted scenes, storyboards "The Great Nut Heist," dance-off end credits. Vitals: Director: Peter Lepeniotis. Stars: Voices of Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson, Katherine Heigl, Stephen Lang, Maya Rudolph, Jeff Dunham with Gabriel Iglesias, Sarah Gadon. 2014, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 86 min., Animation, Box office gross: $55.082 million, Universal. 2 stars


    Blu-ray Debuts

  • Alice (1989 -- Czechoslovakia)
  • Breaking the Waves (1996) (Criterion)
  • Double Indemnity 70th Anniversary Limited Edition (1944)
  • Men in War (1957)
  • Sleep My Love (1948)
  • Touch of Evil Limited Edition (1958)

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All DVD Releases

Alice BLU-RAY DEBUT (1989 -- Czechoslovakia) Kristina Kohoutova, Camilla Power. Czech animator Jan Svankmajer has created a masterpiece of cinema, a strikingly original interpretation of Lewis Carroll's classic tale. Svankmajer's Alice remains true to the absurdity of Carroll's original, but bears the stamp of his own distinctive style and obsessions. Combining techniques of animation and live action, he gives a new and fascinating dimension to the classic tale of childhood fantasies. (First Run Features).

photo for Anger Management: Volume Three Anger Management: Volume Three (2013) 24 episodes of the series starring Charlie Sheen as Charlie Goodman, a non-traditional therapist specializing in anger management. He has a successful private practice, holding sessions with his group of primary-patient regulars each week, as well as performing pro bono counseling for an inmate group at a state prison. His life is complicated by his relationships with his own therapist and best friend (Selma Blair), his ex-wife (Shawnee Smith), whose positive outlook but poor life-choices frustrate Charlie, their 15-year-old daughter who has OCD (Daniela Bobadilla) and, of course, his interfering and meddlesome father, Martin (Martin Sheen). Formats: DVD, $34.97; Blu-ray Disc, $34.99; Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Gag reel. (Lionsgate).

Angry Birds Toons: Season One - Volume Two (2014) Join Chuck, Matilda, Red, Bomb, the Blues and Terence as they attempt to foil the sneaky scheming of the Bad Piggies in 26 episodes on one disc. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "Easter Holiday Special: Easter Egg Hunt"; three new "Meet the Characters" pods featuring Bomb Bird, Terrence and Chef Pig; previously released "Meet the Characters" pod for Corporal Pig; four behind-the-scenes featurettes. (Sony).

photo for Barney: Happy Birthday Barney Barney: Happy Birthday Barney (2014) When Barney's birthday arrives the kids throw him a special party with an extra special surprise: all of the people he loves. Three episodes: "It's Your Birthday, Barney," "Caring" and "The Magic Lamp." Formats: DVD: $9.98, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Baby Bop's Tea Party" games, "Counting in the Garden" games. (Lionsgate).

Being Ginger (2013) The story of one redhead's attempt to regain his self-confidence; an illuminating look into the life of the film's director, Scott P. Harris, as he lets the viewer into his thoughts, experiences, and internal processing about how his red hair has influenced his life and how it makes him feel about himself. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Available exclusively at Amazon. (Garden Thieves Pictures).

photo for Better Living Through Chemistry Better Living Through Chemistry (2014) Sam Rockwell, Michelle Monaghan, Olivia Wilde, Jane Fonda, Ray Liotta. A strait-laced pharmacist's uneventful life spirals out of control when he starts an affair with a trophy-wife customer who takes him on a joyride involving sex, drugs and possibly murder. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Universal).

The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fourth Season (1965-66) Four-disc set with 32 episodes, $29.98. Formats: DVD. (CBS Home Entertainment/Paramount).

The Bletchley Circle Season 2 (2014) Based on the lives of four extraordinary and brilliant women with the ability to break codes, a skill honed during World War II when they worked undercover at Bletchley Park, site of the United Kingdom's main decryption establishment; the women now use their code-breaking skills to solve crimes in post-war London. Formats: Two-disc DVD, $29.99,; two-disc Blu-ray, $34.99; Digital. Extras: Cast and crew interviews. (PBS Distribution).

Boys of Abu Ghraib (2014) Luke Moran, Sean Astin, Omid Abtahi. An American soldier deployed at Abu Ghraib finds himself behind the walls of the infamous Hard Site, where he develops a secret friendship with an Iraqi detainee. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Vertical Entertainment).

Breaking the Waves (1996) Lars von Trier became an international sensation with this galvanizing realist fable about sex and spiritual transcendence. Emily Watson stuns in an Oscar-nominated performance, as Bess, a simple, pious newlywed in a tiny Scottish village who gives herself up to a shocking form of martyrdom after her husband (Stellan Skarsgard) is paralyzed in an oil-rig accident. "Breaking the Waves," both brazen and tender, profane and pure, is an examination of the expansiveness of faith and of its limits. New 4K digital restoration, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Formats: Blu-ray/two-DVD Dual Format Edition. Extras: Selected-scene audio commentary featuring von Trier, editor Anders Refn, and location scout Anthony Dod Mantle; new interview with filmmaker and critic Stig Bjorkman; new interviews with Watson and Skarsgard; interview from 2004 with actor Adrian Rawlins; Watson's audition tape, with commentary by von Trier; deleted and extended scenes, with commentary by von Trier; deleted scene featuring the late actor Katrin Cartlidge; Cannes Film Festival promotional clip; trailer; an essay by critic David Sterritt. (The Criterion Collection).

Camp Dread (2014) Eric Roberts, Danielle Harris, Felissa Rose. The "Summer Camp" horror trilogy was one of the most popular franchises of the 1980s. In in effort to resurrect his gory series via a modern reboot patterned after reality filmmaking, the director, along with his former leading lady and an eclectic group of 10 young "contestants," returns to the same locale where his old splatter-fests were filmed. But when one of the campers is found savagely murdered, he realizes there's more at stake than just new fame and fortune. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Image Entertainment).photo for The Carol Burnett Show: Carol's Crack Ups

The Carol Burnett Show: Carol's Crack Ups (2013) Six-disc set with 17 uncut episodes hand-picked by Burnett featuring regulars Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner, Tim Conway and later Dick Van Dyke. Includes classic sketches such as "The Family," "Carol and Sis," "Alice Portnoy," "The Charwoman" and "The Old Folks," along with parodies and favorite segments including "TV Commercials," "Terminal Hospital," "Rebecky" and "Raised to Be Rotten." With guest stars galore. Formats: DVD: $59.95. Extras: Five specially-produced featurettes: "Almost Live", "Breaking Up Is Hard ... Not To Do", "We Love You, Harvey", "Tim Conway: Chief Cracker-Upper" and "Tim on the Street"; bonus sketches: "As the Stomach Turns," "Two-Man Sub," "The Interrogator," "The Oldest Man: Fireman," and others; exclusive interview with Tim Conway. (StarVista Entertainment/Time Life).

photo for Confession of Murder Confession of Murder (2012 -- South Korea) Jeong Jae-yeong, Park Si-hoo. When the statute of limitations expires on a series of high-profile murders, a handsome and mysterious young man emerges with a tell-all book, taking credit for the crimes. As he seduces the media into following him to book signings and televised debates, the officer who hunted him falls deeper into obsession, and the victims' families plot their own revenge. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette, cast and crew interviews. (Well Go USA).

Copperhead (2013) Billy Campbell, Angus Macfadyen, Francois Arnaud, Lucy Boynton, Casey Thomas Brown. An Upstate New York family is torn apart during the American Civil War. The film, inspired by actual events, takes place in upstate New York, circa 1862. Dairy farmer Abner Beech despises slavery-- but just as passionately opposes the war that President Lincoln is waging. Abner is neither a Yankee nor a Rebel; he's what is known as a "Copperhead" -- and a local anti-slavery zealot named Hagadorn stirs up the town against him. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).



Cowgirls 'N Angels 2: Dakota's Summer (2014) Haley Ramm, Jade Pettyjohn, Emily Bett Rickards, Keith Carradine. After she receives unexpected news about herself, a 17-year-old girl (Ramm) experiences an exciting, yet challenging life in and out of the rodeo circuit in this coming-of-age story that is the second chapter of the Cowgirls 'N Angels story. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "Behind the Scenes of Dakota's Summer." (Fox).

The Curse of the Gothic Symphony (2011) Documentary follows the journey of a fanatical and eclectic group of music lovers who aspire to break the curse behind British composer Havergal Brian's notorious First Symphony. At over two hours long and requiring two orchestras, four brass bands and five full choirs, it is regarded as the Mt. Everest of classical music. Gripped by the challenge to bring off the first staging of this monstrous symphony, these modern day crusaders will not stop until they triumph against all odds ... failure is not an option. The curse must be broken. Formats: DVD. (First Run Features).

photo for Date and Switch Date and Switch (2014) Nicholas Braun, Hunter Cope, Dakota Johnson. Two guys who make a pact to lose their virginity before prom find their friendship tested when one of them comes out of the closet.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "A Tale of Coming Out" featurette, "Prom: A Rite of Passage" featurette, deleted scenes, commentary with director Chris Nelson and writer Alan Yang. (Lionsgate).

Death Do Us Part (2014) Julia Benson, Peter Benson, Emilie Ullerup. A bachelor/bachelorette party at a remote cabin takes a horrifying turn as members of the group are brutally picked off one by one. Formats: DVD. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette. (Anchor Bay).

Double Indemnity 70th Anniversary Limited Edition BLU-RAY DEBUT (1944) Dir.: Billy Wilder; Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson. Extras: Introduction by Robert Osborne, "Shadows of Suspense" behind-the-scenes featurette, "Double Indemnity" (1973) made-for-TV movie starring Richard Crenna and Samantha Eggar, theatrical trailer, commentary with film historian Richard Schickel, commentary with film historian/screenwriter Lem Dobbs and film historian Nick Redman. Also available on DVD. (Universal).

The End of Time (2012) Peter Mettler's enthralling, mind-bending new documentary is a tour de force that challenges our conception of time -- and perhaps the very fabric of our existence. With stunning cinematography and a knack for capturing astonishing moments, this documentary travels the planet -- from the CERN particle accelerator outside Geneva to the lava flows of Hawaii; from a disintegrating Detroit where Henry Ford built his first factory to the tree where Buddha was enlightened. Both mind-expanding and eerily familiar, Mettler's provocative film explores the links between renewal and destruction, between primordial mysticism and the furthest reaches of modern science, offering the viewer a transcendent cinematic experience. Formats: DVD. (First Run Features).

photo for Farscape: Season 4, 15th Anniversary Edition Farscape: Season 4, 15th Anniversary Edition (2002-03) Season Four's 22 episodes features some of the most imaginative science fiction seen in the series so far, while always remaining true to the extraordinary characters, passionate chemistry and whip-crack dialogue that have become "Farscape" signatures. Formats: Six-disc DVD: $39.95, five-disc Blu-ray: $49.95, Digital. Extras: Two documentaries: "Memories of Moya: An Epic Journey Explored" and "From the Archives: On the Last Day -- Farscape Wrap Speech From David Kemper"; "Farscape: The Story So Far" clip reel; three featurettes: "Villains," "Visual Effects" and "Save Farscape"; commentaries with cast and crew; "Listening In With Composer Guy Gross" featurette; deleted scenes; video profiles." (Cinedigm).

Flowers in the Attic (2013) Heather Graham, Ellen Burstyn, Kiernan Shipka, Mason Dye, Dylan Bruce. The Lifetime Original Movie is the gothic story of four siblings who, after the death of their father, are torn from a peaceful life and subjected to abuse resulting from a dark, family secret. Abandoned by their mother and forced to endure unimaginable treatment living in the attic of their grandparents' mansion, the children form their own family unit and try to survive and escape the harsh living conditions. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Behind-the-scenes with Cast and Crew" featurette. (Lionsgate).

The Formula (2013) Brandon Baker, Mike Schminke, Sasha Jackson, Reginald VelJohnson. A modern adult fable about the pleasures and perils of sexual and romantic chemistry: Two enterprising college engineering students discover an extremely effective mathematical formula for picking up women. Formats: DVD. (Level 33 Entertainment).

The Gabby Doublas Story (2014) Regina King, Imani Hakim, Sydney Mikayla, S. Epatha Merkerson. Lifetime bio-drama recounts how young black athlete Gabby Doublas overcame numerous obstacles to not only make the 2012 U.S. Women's Gymnastic team, but also go on to win two Olympic gold medals. Formats: DVD. (Sony).

Great Expectations (2012) Dir.: Mike Newell; Jeremy Irvine, Holliday Grainger, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Sally Hawkins, Robbie Coltrane. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "Great Expectations -- Premiere Piece," trailer. (Fox).

Interior.Leather Bar. (2013) Dir.: James Franco, Travis Mathews; Val Lauren, Christian Patrick, James Franco. Inspired by the mythology surrounding the highly controversial 1980 film, "Cruising," starring Al Pacino -- in which 40 minutes of sexually explicit material was forced to be cut out -- filmmakers James Francco and Travis Mathews set out to re-imagine the lost footage. Assembling a mix of gay and straight men, including Val Lauren in the lead role, the result is a provocative exploration of the importance of the radical and transgressive in society and the value of engaging with the unfamiliar. Formats: DVD. Extras: Short Films: "The Feast of Stephen" by James Franco, "In Their Room: SF" by Travis Mathews, James Franco & Travis Mathews speak about the film, trailer. (Strand Releasing).

photo for The Invisible Woman The Invisible Woman (2014) Dir.: Ralph Fiennes; Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Nelly Ternan, Kristen Scott Thomas. Melodrama based on the true story of a young actress' exciting but fragile and secret relationship with the famous, controlling and emotionally isolated Charles Dickens. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Commentary with Fiennes and Jones, "On the Red Carpet at the Toronto Film Festival," SAG Q & A with Fiennes and Jones. (Sony).

Martial Arts Movie Marathon Two-disc set with "Manchu Boxer" (1974), directed By Ma Wu; "The Association" (1975), directed by Chang-Hwa Jeong; "The Skyhawk" (1974), directed by Chang-Hwa Jeong, and "Dragon Tamers" (1975), directed by John Woo. Formats: DVD, $19.97. (Shout! Factory).

Men in War (1957) Dir.: Anthony Mann; Robert Ryan, Aldo Ray, Robert Keith, Phillip Pine, Nehemiah Persoff, James Edwards, L.Q. Jones. Read more here. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Olive Films).

Midsomer Murders: Village Case Files (2004-2006) Eight-disc collection includes 16 feature-length, stand-alone mysteries (Series 8-9) in broadcast order from best-selling U.K. mystery series in which the cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets. The mysteries: "Things that Go Bump in the Night," "Dead in the Water," "Orchis Fatalis," "Bantling Boy," "Second Sight," "Hidden Depths," "Sauce for the Goose," "Midsomer Rhapsody," "The House in the Woods," "Dead Letters," "Vixen's Run," "Down Among the Dead Men," "Four Funerals and a Wedding," "Country Matters," "Death in Chorus," "Last Year’s Model." Formats: DVD, $79.99. Extras: Fascinating facts, "The Killings at Badger's Drift" connection, production notes, text interviews with stars John Nettles and Jason Hughes. (Acorn Media).

photo for Mobius Mobius (2014) Jean Dujardin, Cecile De France, Tim Roth, Emilie Dequenne. A Russian FSB operative will do whatever it takes to crack an international money laundering operation and he recruits Alice, who works as a trader in the bank, to help him. There's only one problem: he isn't the only one after Alice. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Making-of featurette, extended Interviews with writer-director Eric Rochant and actors Tim Roth, Cecile De France and Jean Dujardin. (Lionsgate).

Murder on the Home Front (2014) Follows a pathologist who uses forensics to solve murders during the London Blitz. Patrick Kennedy stars as Dr. Lennox Collins, a pathologist new to murder cases who works in a world where criminals can use the blackout and devastation to hide their darkest activities. As the Luftwaffe drop their bombs from above, below people are literally getting away with murder. From the makers of "Downton Abbey." Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: Cast and crew interviews. (PBS Distribution).

Not Safe for Work (2014) Max Minghella, J.J. Field, Eloise Mumford, Molly Hagan. When an unsuspecting office worker becomes trapped in his office building with a demented killer, he rushes to protect those employees working late but soon discovers that his legal firm has been hiding sinister secrets that could put thousands of lives at risk. Formats: DVD. (Universal).

The Nut Job (2013) Voices of Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson, Katherine Heigl, Stephen Lang, Maya Rudolph, Jeff Dunham with Gabriel Iglesias, Sarah Gadon. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 3D Blu-ray/Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Two animated shorts: "Surely Squirrel" and "Nuts & Robbers." Blu-ray adds Deleted scenes, storyboards "The Great Nut Heist," dance-off end credits. (Universal).

Petticoat Junction - The Official Third Season (1965-66) Five-disc set with 34 episodes, $29.98. Formats: DVD. (CBS Home Entertainment/Paramount).

Philomena (2013) Dir.: Stephen Frears; Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Mare Winningham, Michaelle Fairley, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Simone Lahbib. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: TBA. (The Weinstein Company/Anchor Bay).

Picture of Light (1994) A mesmerizing tale about a filmmaker's journey to Canada's arctic in search of one of Earth's greatest natural wonders: the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights. While combining glimpses of the characters who live in this remote environment with the film crew's comic and absurd attempts to deal with the extreme cold, the film reveals the paradoxes involved in trying to capture the spectacular light show of the Northern Lights on celluloid. Formats: DVD. (First Run Features).

photo for The Practice: The Final Season The Practice: The Final Season (2003-04) Six-disc set with all 22 episodes of the eighth season, $29.93. David E. Kelley's Emmy Award-winning legal drama's eighth and final season paved the way for its critically acclaimed spin-off, "Boston Legal." In the last episodes, major upheavals have left Ellenor (Camryn Manheim), Eugene (Steve Harris) and Jimmy (Michael Badalucco) in charge of the firm. In an attempt to rebuild their ranks, Ellenor hires an old friend: the enigmatic and ethically-challenged Alan Shore (James Spader). Shore's brilliant-yet-highly-unorthodox methods succeed in winning big cases, but will they also threaten the future of the firm? Formats: DVD. (Shout! Factory).

Ride Along (2014) Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, John Leguizamo, Bruce McGill, Tika Sumpter, Bryan Callen, Laurence Fishburne. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Gag reel, "It Was a Good Day: On the Set of Ride Along" backstage visit; "Atlanta -- The Character" location tour; commentary with director Tim Story. Blu-ray adds alternate ending; deleted scenes; alternate take; "Kev & Cube's Wild Ride"; "An Explosive Ride" stunt double featurette; "You Gonna Learn Today" look at the film's many off-script moments including b-roll, dailies and alternate takes; "Anatomy of the Big Blast" behind the scenes of the movie's most explosive sequence. (Warner).

Ripper Street: Season Two (2014) Eight episodes of the BBC series that provides a vivid, violent look at post-Jack the Ripper Victorian London as it staggers toward the 20th Century. Formats: DVD $29.98; Blu-ray $34.98. Extras: "Beneath Ripper Street" cast and crew interviews. (BBC Home Entertainment).

photo for Saint Seiya: Sanctuary Classic Complete Collection Saint Seiya: Sanctuary Classic Complete Collection (1986-1989) Eleven-disc set with 73 episodes of the original, crossover Japanese series, together for the first time, $99.95. The series follows five mystical warriors called the "Saints" who fight wearing sacred armors, the designs of which are derived from the various constellations, and who are empowered by a mystical energy. The Saints have sworn to defend the reincarnation of the Greek goddess Athena in her battle against the other Gods who want to dominate the world. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Cinedigm).

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) Dir.: Ben Stiller; Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Sean Penn, Adam Scott, Patton Oswalt, Shirley MacLaine, Kathryn Hahn. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Behind the scenes featurettes "The Look of Life," "The Music of Walter Mitty," "Sights and Sounds of Production: Skateboarding Through Iceland"; gallery of reference photography. Blu-ray adds deleted scenes; extended and alternate scenes; additional featurettes "The History of Walter Mitty"; "That's A Shark," "Icelandic Adventure," "Nordic Casting," "Titles of Walter Mitty," "Sights and Sounds of Production: Ted-Walter Flight"; "Stay Alive" music video by Jose Gonzalez; theatrical trailer. Also included is a special gift with purchase redeemable until August 31, 2014: a Shutterfly 20-page 8x8 hard cover photo book valued at $29.99. Consumers will be able to redeem their photo book by entering a unique promo code at checkout on Shutterfly.com. (Fox).

7 Days in September (2002) In the moments after 9/11 people ran for shelter in lower Manhattan. But a handful of New Yorkers turned to face the towers. In their hands, digital video cameras captured sounds and images few could ever have imagined. Then, in the days that followed, cameras continued to document the drama, passions, anger and fear as New York came to terms with life under a plume of smoke and ash. The film is seen through the eyes of a postal worker, a college professor, a middle-school student, a Muslim-American woman and a firefighter's wife, 27 New Yorkers who captured what they experienced and told their stories. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Making the Memorial Museum" photo gallery. (Docurama/Cinedigm).

Shuriken School: Ninja's Secret (2006-08) The first feature film from the Flash animated Nickelodeon series about three friends who must release their inner ninjas (which includes the abilities to melt into walls, fly over roof tops and disappear in a cloud of smoke) when one of their dads is kidnapped. Formats: DVD, $14.98. (Cinedigm).

Sleep My Love (1948) Dir.: Douglas Sirk; Don Ameche, Claudette Colbert, Robert Cumming, Raymond Burr, George Coulouris, Rita Johnson. First time on DVD and Blu-Ray. Newly Remastered in HD. Read more here. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Olive Films).

photo for Stan Lee's Mighty 7: Beginnings Stan Lee's Mighty 7: Beginnings (2013) Voices of Armie Hammer, Christian Slater, Mayim Bialik, Teri Hatcher, Flea, Darren Criss, Sean Astin, Jim Belushi, Michael Ironside, Stan Lee. First in a trilogy of feature-length films premiering on The Hub Network. Reality, fantasy and adventure collide in this action-fueled animated movie from comic book legend Stan Lee. When Stan stumbles upon seven aliens who have crash-landed in the desert, he soon finds himself swept up in their journey as a top-secret military force led by the ominous Mr. Cross and the evil reptilian Taegons close in on the group. He quickly moves them to his Malibu beach house, but in order to guarantee their survival, Stan must show the Mighty 7 how to develop their powers and become Earth's newest team of superhero fighters. Available exclusively at Walmart and Sam's Club. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo. (Cinedigm).

Thomas & Friends: Railway Mischief (2014) Cinders and Ashes! There's trouble on the tracks for Thomas and his friends in five new episodes: "Gordon Runs Dry," "Kevin's Cranky Friend," "Scruff's Makeover," "Wayward Winston" and "Steamie Stafford." Formats: DVD: $14.98, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Sodor Hide & Seek" game, "All You Need Are Friends" music video, "Guess Who?" puzzle. (Lionsgate).

Touch of Evil Limited Edition BLU-RAY DEBUT (1958) Dir.: Orson Welles; Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles, Joseph Calleia, Akim Tamiroff, Joanna Moore, Ray Collins, Dennis Weaver, Marlene Dietrich. Features three versions of the film: the Preview version, the Theatrical version and the Reconstructed version based on Orson Welles' original vision using his detailed 58-page memo to the studio. Extras: "Bringing Evil to Life" featurette; "Evil Lost and Found" featurette; theatrical trailer; reconstructed version commentary with Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, and reconstruction producer Rick Schmidlin; reconstructed version commentary with reconstruction producer Rick Schmidlin; theatrical version commentary with writer-filmmaker F.X. Feeney; preview version commentary with Orson Welles historians Jonathan Rosenbaum and James Naremore. Includes a reproduction of Welles' 58-page memo. Also available on DVD. (Universal).

Trap for Cinderella (2013) Tuppence Middleton, Kerry Fox, Alexandra Roach, Aneurin Barnard. A young girl suffering from amnesia after surviving a house fire that took her childhood friend's life, begins a tormented road to recovery. But as she gets closer and closer to rebuilding her old self, she begins to uncover evidence of a deadly plot that may have led to the fatal incident. Formats: DVD. (IFC).

Wrong Cops (2013) Mark Burnham, Eric Judor, Steve Little, Marilyn Manson, Grace Zabriskie, Arden Myrin, Eric Roberts. Surreal comedy about a cop who accidentally shoots a man and stores him in the trunk of his car; his fellow cops could care less since they're more interested in committing petty theft, blackmailing colleagues, soliciting prostitutes, sexually harassing the community and pursuing careers in electronic music. Formats: DVD. (IFC).


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