New On DVD This Week: A Christmas Carol, The World At War, Perry Mason

by | November 16, 2010 at 7:54 AM | TV News

A Christmas Carol

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment debuts its first Blu-ray ED release with Academy Award-winning director Robert Zemeckis’ unique interpretation of Charles Dickens’ beloved tale, ‘A Christmas Carol,’ starring Jim Carrey as multiple characters including the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come. Rounding out the stellar cast are Gary Oldman, Collin Firth, Bob Hoskins and Robin Wright. Blu-ray 3D Disc includes an exclusive 3D bonus feature, plus all the Blu-ray and DVD features: Mr. Scrooge’s Wild Ride – In this 3D bonus feature, director Zemeckis and the cast explain how 3D made the Dickens novella come to life. The feature explores how 3D technology brought a whole new dimension to the story, from the Ghost of Christmas Past whisking Scrooge through time, to the look and feel of the characters in 19th Century London. Disney’s A Christmas Carol is available in Disney Blu-ray 3D on an exclusive 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D Disc, Blu-ray Disc, DVD and Digital Copy). Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Perry Mason

Perry Mason‘ (Raymond Burr) is an attorney who specializes in defending seemingly indefensible cases. With the aid of his secretary Della Street (Barbara Hale) and investigator Paul Drake, he often finds that by digging deeply into the facts, startling facts can be revealed. Often relying on his outstanding courtroom skills, he frequently tricks or traps people into unwittingly admitting their guilt. Buy the Season 5, Volume 2 DVD right here.

The World At War

More than 35 years after its initial broadcast, ‘The World At War’ remains the definitive visual history of World War II. Unsurpassed in depth and scope, its 26 hour-long programs feature an extraordinary collection of newsreel, propaganda, and home-movie footage drawn from the archives of 18 nations, including color close-ups of Adolf Hitler taken by his mistress, that present an unvarnished perspective of the war’s pivotal events. Penetrating interviews with eyewitness participants-from Hitler’s secretary to Alger Hiss to ordinary citizens who stood outside the battle lines-add spine-tingling, first-hand accounts to an already unforgettable viewing experience. And, A&E Home Entertainment now unveils this incomparable WWII documentary series, painstakingly restored and remastered in 1080p high-definition (with newly-created 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio tracks) for ‘The World At War’ Blu-ray – truly epic history at its very best. Informative, unbiased and narrated by Academy Award winner Laurence Olivier, ‘The World At War’ Blu-ray is a visually arresting edition featuring over 12 hours of bonus materials and new features, with all 30 hours of programming masterfully restored and refreshed from the original source materials for the most optimal viewing experience yet. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Gangland

They rob, kill, and terrorize, and they’ve left their violent mark on our nation’s history. Delve deep into the rich and often brutal bloodlines of gangs across America, from Atlanta to Oklahoma City, Detroit to San Diego, with ‘Gangland‘ Season 6 on DVD and Blu-ray. Painting a violently accurate and compelling portrait of gang life in America this groundbreaking, all-access pass into America’s most feared and powerful gangs gains access to 11 of the country’s most dangerous gangs on three discs. Featuring exclusive interviews, rarely seen footage, and unique access to the lives of gangsters, home audiences are granted unique insight into why gangs exist, how they operate, their increasingly destructive methods, and the alarming rate at which they’re spreading to suburban and rural areas. Buy the Season 6 DVD right here.

Mutiny On The Bounty

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture (1935), ‘Mutiny On The Bounty‘ (1935), the mightiest adventure tale told on the high seas, sails across the screen for its Blu-ray debut in a beautiful Blu-ray Book on November 16. Celebrating the film’s 75th anniversary, the bonus Blu-ray Book boasts more than 30 pages filled with photos from the archives of FrankLloydFilms.com, which depict dramatic imagery from the film and rare insight into the production of the movie. Directed by Frank Lloyd, winner of two Academy Awards for Best Director for Cavalcade (1933) and The Divine Lady (1930), ‘Mutiny On The Bounty’ stars the “King of Hollywood,” Clark Gable, ranked # 7 among the 50 Greatest American Screen Legends by The American Film Institute (1999). Adapted from the novel by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall, ‘Mutiny On The Bounty’ has been especially remastered in honor of its 75th anniversary, having undergone a full photochemical restoration sourced from the film long-thought-lost, and recently rediscovered original nitrate camera negativs. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Lottery Ticket

Kevin Carson (Bow Wow) has just won $370 million in the Mondo Millions Lottery in the new movie ‘Lottery Ticket.’ But the Lottery Claim Office is closed for a long holiday weekend, so before he can collect, Kevin must figure out how to keep a lid on his good fortune and survive the next three days. As his prize news spreads, Kevin quickly discovers the good, the bad and the ugly in his friends and neighbors. It’s funny what people will do when money is involved – and this free-wheeling comedy has your winning entertainment numbers. Brandon T. Jackson, Naturi Naughton, Loretta Devine, Ice Cube, Keith David, Terry Crews, Mike Epps and more make for one all-star jackpot. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Wow Wow Wubbzy

One small step for Wubbzy…one giant leap for Wuzzleberg! The countdown to fun for preschoolers begins with ‘Wow! Wow! Wubbzy’ and the launch of the new DVD “Fly Us To The Moon.” Alongside Wubbzy, Widget, Walden, and Daizy, young viewers will skyrocket into outer space to help wake The Man in the Moon, prepare for a special encounter with “alien” visitors and embark on many kooky space-age adventures. This action-packed collection of episodes features out-of-this-world special guests, including the Tooth Fairy, and larger-than-life superheroes like Captain Wonderpants and The Super Fixers. Buy the Fly Us To The Moon DVD right here.

Monte Walsh

Monte Walsh‘ (Lee Marvin) is an aging cowboy facing the ending days of the Wild West era. As barbed wire and railways steadily eliminate the need for the cowboy, Monte and his friends are left with fewer and fewer options. New work opportunities are available to them, but the freedom of the open prairie is what they long for. Eventually, they all must say goodbye to the lives they knew, and try to make a new start.
Buy the DVD right here