New On DVD This Week: Dexter, Cougar Town, One Tree Hill, Ugly Betty

by | August 17, 2010 at 7:27 AM | TV News

Dexter

The unforgettable Showtime series ‘Dexter‘ is back with an all-new season, and this time America’s favorite serial killer has gone from freewheeling bachelor to responsible husband and doting dad in Season 4. Maintaining an average-guy facade while satisfying his need to kill has never been easy. But now, with wife and kids in tow, Dexter’s got more to lose then ever, as he gets drawn into a deadly game with a killer every bit as dangerous — and conflicted — as he is. John Lithgow stars as Trinity, a role for which he recently garnered an Emmy nomination (as did star Michael C. Hall). Buy the Season 4 DVD right here.

Cougar Town

Golden Globe nominee Courteney Cox stars in Season 1 of the hilarious new hit comedy ‘Cougar Town.’ After spending the last seventeen years as a wife and mother, recently divorced Jules (Cox) has reluctantly waded back into the dating pool and quickly finds herself in over her head. Now forty-something and single, Jules tackles real-life issues – dating, parenting and friendship. It doesn’t help Jules that her two best friends can hardly stand each other, her ex-husband is hanging around more now than he did during their marriage…and there’s that handsome divorced neighbor that Jules can’t quite get out of her head. Packed with laugh-out-loud moments and featuring a cast of TV’s brightest comedic stars, Cougar Town struts its stuff in this DVD collection, along with exclusive bonus features and one or two special surprises. Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.

One Tree Hill

The journeys of those who hail from the town of Tree Hill have been vast, from Nathan and Haley’s first kiss to marriage, a son and, most recently, Nathan’s return to the basketball court. Now in its seventh season, ‘One Tree Hill‘ continues to explore the journeys of its beloved characters, while seamlessly introducing new favorites. As the series jumps ahead 14 months, these new relationships infuse the history and change the lives of those who live there. Through it all, these friends and family members realize that life always leads you right where you belong. Buy the Season 7 DVD right here.

Ugly Betty

The world of high fashion takes on a whole new, hilarious meaning in the fourth and final season of ‘Ugly Betty.’ There are underdogs and then there is Betty Suarez, the ultimate “fish-out-of-water.” Her efforts to fit in with her colleagues at a glossy magazine may bring
unintentionally hysterical results, but they also have audiences rooting for their favorite fashionista. The collectible four-disc release allows viewers to complete their collection and relive every endearing moment of this heartwarming and irreverent comedy. How does it all end and how do we leave our favorite colorful family? Find out and buy the Season 4 DVD right here.

Temple Grandin

Director Mick Jackson teams with screenwriters Christopher Monger and William Merritt Johnson to tell the story of autistic icon ‘Temple Grandin,’ a woman who refused to let her disorder limit her true potential. Adapted from Grandin’s own writings, the film allows the audience to experience the world much like she does while recounting her colorful life and remarkable achievements from childhood to adulthood. Check out Claire Danes in the title role, for which she garnered one of the 15 nominations the movie is up for. Buy the DVD right here.

Father Knows Best

Robert Young returns to the head of the dinner table to play the patriarch of television’s most beloved family in the Season 5 DVD of ‘Father Knows Best.’ The immensely popular series premiered on CBS in 1954 and ran for six successful seasons, earned six Emmy Awards (from 14 Emmy nominations) and has become an iconic part of American pop culture which continues to find new generations of fans. Buy the Season 5 DVD right here.

Hamlet

“’Hamlet‘ has the kind of power, energy and excitement that movies can truly exploit,” award-winning actor/director Kenneth Branagh says. In this first-ever full-text film of William Shakespeare’s greatest work, the power surges through every scene. The timeless tale of murder, corruption and revenge is reset in an opulent 19th-century world, using sprawling Blenheim Palace as Elsinore and staging much of the action in shimmering mirrored and gold-filled interiors. The energy is electrifying, due to a luminous cast. The excitement of the Bard’s words and an adventurous filmmaking style lift the story from its often shadowy ambience to fully-lit pageantry and rage. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Simon Schama: A History Of Britain

The BBC brings back to DVD the first-ever documentary series from world-renowned historian Simon Schama with ‘Simon Schama: A History Of Britain: Special Edition.’ This epic 15-part series illuminates Britain’s rich and colorful history. Utilizing his passionate storytelling prowess, Schama presents Britain’s roots in an accessible format by using everyday analogies that hep viewers relate to the past. Spanning 5000 years, the DVD bars the roots of Britain’s island story, from its Stone Age origins all the way up to the 20th century. The 6-disc box set features all 15 episodes along with great bonus materials – including a specially recorded promo message from Schama and a 30-minute “making of” special. Buy the DVD right here.

Ca$h

It’s a twisted, exciting game of injustice and consequences when the power of greed takes over. Chris Hemsworth (star of the upcoming ‘Thor’) stars alongside Sean Bean (‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy) and Victoria Profeta in the action-filled psychological thriller, ‘Ca$h.’ Raising the question of how far someone will go for money, the film takes audiences through an exhilarating story filled with danger and suspense on the streets of Chicago. The DVD is filled with bonus features including deleted and extended scenes, audio commentary and “The Making of Ca$h” featurette. Buy the DVD right here.

Sorority Wars

The war is so on when two sororities battle it out for the coveted Tri-Crown Prize in the hilariously vindictive movie ‘Sorority Wars.’ This cleverly catty film stars Lucy Hale (‘Pretty Little Liars’), Courtney Thorne-Smith, Faith Ford, and Amanda Schull. The film follows Katie (Hale), a college freshman who has been groomed from birth to continue her mother’s (Thorne-Smith) legacy by joining the Delta house. An all-out rivalry begins when Katie has doubts about the Deltas and decides to pledge their rival, the Kappas, creating a fight-to-the-finish competition that leaves only one question: who will come out on top? Buy the DVD right here.