New On DVD This Week: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Knight And Day

by | December 4, 2010 at 8:15 PM | TV News

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Magic is everywhere in Disney’s ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,’ the fun family adventure from the creators of ‘National Treasure.’ Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) is a modern-day sorcerer with his hands full defending Manhattan against dark forces. When a seemingly average kid show hidden potential, Balthazar takes his reluctant recruit on a crash course in the art and science of magic to become the ultimate sorcerer’s apprentice. Experience more extraordinary thrills, heart-stopping action and spectacular special effects than you can imagine as these unlikely partners show us that the real world is far more magical than we ever knew! Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Twilight Eclipse

It all begins …with a choice. In the third chapter of Stephenie Meyer’s phenomenal Twilight series, Bella Swan is surrounded by danger as Seattle is hit by a string of murders and an evil vampire continues her quest for revenge. In ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,’ In the midst of it all, Bella is forced to choose between her love, Edward Cullen, and her friend, Jacob Black—knowing that her decision may ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. The Two-Disc Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo are packed with bonus features that are sure to please even the most-hard core fans, including two different audio commentaries with Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, and author Stephanie Meyer and producer Wyck Godfrey; a mesmerizing 6-part “Making Of” documentary that takes you behind the scenes; deleted and extended scenes; a comprehensive photo gallery; music videos and more. Buy the Twilight Saga: Eclipse DVD right here.

Looney Tunes Superstars: Foghorn Leghorn & Friends

Foghorn Leghorn, the overgrown, adult rooster with the strong Virginia accent and a penchant for mischief, is featured as the Super Star is these ‘Looney Tunes‘ cartoon shorts. Watch the diminutive Henery Hawk’s attempts to catch and eat Foghorn, Foghorn’s gags on his canine nemesis Barnyard Dawg and finally the overgrown rooster’s efforts to woo the widowed hen Miss Prissy in this collection of cartoon shorts. Additionally Foghorn is joined on the disc by some other Looney Friends such as Elmer Fudd and Two Crows. This second installment of the “Looney Tunes Super Star” series, prominently stars Foghorn Leghorn & some of his Looney Tunes friends – Fans have been asking for more of Foghorn Leghorn so I Say I Say I Say Son here it is! Buy the DVD right here.

Have Gun Will Travel

Have Gun Will Travel,’ set in San Francisco during the 1870s, depicts the exploits of Paladin, a former army officer turned professional gunman who hires himself out to people unable to protect themselves. Headquartered in the Hotel Carlton, he is distinguished by two trademarks: a black leather holster that bears the symbol of a Paladin (the white chess knight), and a calling card that reads: “Have Gun — Will Travel. Buy the Season 5, Volume 1 DVD right here.

Fantasia/Fantasia 2000

Walt Disney’s animated musical masterpiece is an extravaganza of sight and sound, now brilliantly restored for the first time ever in high definition! Blu-ray technology finally allows you to experience Fantasia and Fantasia 2000, the triumphant classic it inspired, the way Walt envisioned! Plus, for the first time ever on Blu-ray, experience the 2003 Academy Award-nominated animated short Destino, the extraordinary collaboration between Walt Disney and legendary artist Salvador Dali! Revealing new bonus features and commentary bring the Fantasia experience to life, allowing generations of moviegoers all over the world to enjoy this timeless classic like never before. See the music come to life, hear the pictures burst into song and experience the excitement that is Fantasia over and over again Buy the Fantasia/Fantasia 2000 Special Edition Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Going The Distance

Drew Barrymore and Justin Long star in the romantic comedy ‘Going The Distance,’ about a long-distance romance that may be worth fighting for. Garrett (Long) is still nursing the wounds from a recent breakup when he meets Erin (Barrymore), an unflinchingly honest girl with a big talent for bar trivia. Hitting it off immediately, the pair spend a romantic summer together in New York City. It was supposed to be a summer fling, but as fall approaches and Erin returns to San Francisco, the spark is still there. Subsequently dividing his days between working and hitting the bars with best friends Box (Jason Sudeikis) and Dan (Charlie Day), Garrett drops everything whenever Erin calls. Buy the DVD right here.

Knight And Day

No “ho hum” holidays this year! Mega-star Tom Cruise teams up with the loveable Cameron Diaz to bring their sexy, action-packed, thrill-ride blockbuster movie right into your living room for hours of holiday fun. ‘Knight And Day‘ features the huge star power and on-screen sizzle of Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz in the action thriller directed by the acclaimed James Mangold. When a small-town girl named June (Diaz) meets a mysterious stranger, she thinks she’s found the man of her dreams. But she soon discovers he’s a fugitive super-spy, who thrusts her into a thrilling cat-and-mouse chase that spans the globe. As the bullets and sparks fly, June must decide if her “Knight” in shining armor is a dangerous traitor or the love of her life. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Flipped

Juli Baker devoutly believes in three things: the sanctity of trees (especially her beloved sycamore), the wholesomeness of the eggs she collects from her backyard flock of chickens, and that someday she will kiss Bryce Loski. Ever since she saw Bryce’s baby blues back in second grade, Juli has been smitten. Unfortunately, Bryce has never felt the same. Frankly, he thinks Juli Baker is a little weird–after all, what kind of freak raises chickens and sits in trees for fun? Then, in eighth grade, everything changes. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Samantha: An American Girl Holiday

For years, girls have wished for a movie about their favorite American Girl. Finally that wish comes true in the first-ever, full-length, live action movie starring long-time favorite Samantha Parkington. ‘Samantha: An American Girl Holiday‘ brings history boldly to life as it takes girls on journey back to New York in 1904. Samantha’s prim and proper Grandmary is raising her to be a young lady, but her life starts changing the day as she meets Nellie O’Malley, the servant girl next door. Though they come from different worlds, they come from different worlds, they become fast friends, facing happiness and sorrow, adventure and danger together. But nothing can prepare them for the life-altering surprises that await them this holiday season. Buy the DVD right here.

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story

Screenwriting cousins Jeff and Gregg Sherman team up to craft the documentary ‘The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story,’ exploring the darker side of the relationship shared between their famous fathers, Robert and Richard. Back in the 1960s, Robert and Richard Sherman rose to fame penning upbeat songs for such classic children’s films as Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. But the pair’s catchy, optimistic ditties masked a contentious brotherly bond — which ultimately grew so sour that their sons Jeff and Gregg weren’t aware of one another despite the fact that they only lived a few blocks apart. Buy the DVD right here.

Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales

Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales‘ is a series of Christmas-themed animated stories, in which each of the beloved Peanuts characters star in his or her own charming animated vignette. Bonus episode: Is This Goodbye, Charlie Brown – New-to-DVD. Linus must break the devastating news that his family is moving. Charlie Brown and the gang make their goodbyes and prepare for Linus and Lucy’s departure. Buy the DVD right here.

Waking Sleeping Beauty

Walt Disney Pictures has been the leading name in animated filmmaking since the 1930s, but the studio’s crown was looking more than a little tarnished in the 1980s after a series of expensive commercial and critical disappointments such as The Fox and the Hound, The Black Cauldron, and The Great Mouse Detective. At that time, a handful of Disney executives were questioning the wisdom of continuing to make animated films, as the company was making more money in live-action movies, theme parks, and television. That changed when Roy Disney — Walt’s nephew and the last figure from the studio’s Golden Age management team still on board — teamed up with newly hired studio executives Michael D. Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg to restore their reputation for both quality and commercial appeal. Buy the DVD right here.

Walt & El Grupo

Theodore Thomas, son of the late Walt Disney Studios animator Frank Thomas (1912-2004) and director of the acclaimed 1995 documentary Frank and Ollie, helms this second foray into Disney history, ‘Walt & El Grupo.’ The subject this time lies somewhat outside the boundaries of Disney animation and rests on an unusual footnote: in 1941, Walt Disney personally led a “goodwill tour” and research expedition of South America, with a team of animators in tow whom he collectively christened “El Grupo.” The voyage transcended passing personal interest on the part of the animators; its residual effects can be seen in several Latin-themed Disney projects — notably, Saludos Amigos (1942) and The Three Caballeros (1945), both of which won Oscars. Buy the DVD right here.