New On DVD This Week: Stargate Atlantis, Jersey Shore, The Bretts, Source Code

by | July 26, 2011 at 1:04 PM | TV News

Stargate Atlantis

Explore the celestial wonders of an unknown world and experience the ultimate Sci-Fi adventure in stunning high-definition with ‘Stargate: Atlantis‘ The Complete Series Blu-ray gift set, now available from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. From award-winning Executive Producers Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper, ‘Stargate: Atlantis’ is anchored with a compelling ensemble cast including Jason Momoa (Conan the Barbarian, ‘Game of Thrones’), David Hewlett (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Joe Flanigan (Ferocious Planet), Rachel Luttrel (Imposter) and Torri Higginson (The English Patient). Continuing the journey of ‘Stargate: SG-1,’ television’s longest running sci-fi series, ‘Stargate: Atlantis’ explores the great city of Atlantis built thousands of years ago by the Ancients and the new home base for an elite expedition team from earth. Overflowing with exciting quests and surprises, fans will experience every captivating, and spine-tingling mission of the Intrepid Team from their first hostile encounter to their last rescue mission. Winner of the 2008 People’s Choice award for Favorite Sci-Fi show and three-time Emmy nominee, ‘Stargate: Atlantis’ The Complete Series Blu-ray is the perfect gift for any sci-fi aficionado filled with all 100 episodes from seasons one through five and tons of commentary and special featurettes. Buy the Complete Series Blu-ray right here.

Jersey Shore

Fans of MTV’s highest-rated series ever have another chance to head back to where it all began in the ‘Jersey Shore‘ Uncensored Season 3 DVD. New Jersey’s most recognizable house-mates – Snooki, JWOWW, DJ Pauly D, The Situation, Sammi, Ronnie and new addition Deena – turn up the drama in 13 uncensored and unforgettable episodes as they hit the boardwalk during a sizzling summer on the shore. Loaded with over two hours of must-see bonus features, this four-disc set includes exclusive extended and deleted scenes from some of the season’s most explosive moments, three “After Hours” specials, behind-the-scenes moments from the photo shoot, and the not to be missed reunion special. Buy the Season 3 DVD right here.

The Bretts

Brimming with wit and Roaring Twenties flair, ‘The Bretts: The Complete Collection’ is now available on DVD, featuring all 19 episodes from Series 1 and 2 of this Masterpiece Theatre hit. Broadcast on PBS and ITV in the late 1980s, this classic series co-created by Upstairs, Downstairs writer Rosemary Anne Sisson follows Britain’s leading theatrical family as they navigate their complicated personal and professional lives. Hilarity, tragedy, and slapstick comedy ensue as the family attempts to adapt to their rapidly changing world. Norman Rodway (Reilly: Ace of Spies), Barbara Murray (The Pallisers), and David Yelland (David Copperfield) provide pitch-perfect performances, collected in this value-priced 6-disc collection. ‘The Bretts’ have ruled the London stage since the 1880s. Patriarch Charles (Norman Rodway) is a matinee idol and a womanizer. His wife, Lydia (Barbara Murray) is a glamorous star of musical comedies. Their five children include actors and a radical playwright, and their dramatic household is further enlivened by loyal but gossipy servants. But now it’s the late 1920s, and times are changing. As talking pictures loom and Hollywood calls, the family buys a West End theatre to manage. The Bretts is a glimpse into the lives of a theatrical family whose most dramatic moments often occur at home. Buy the complete collection right here.

Source Code

It’s a race against time to save lives when the sci-fi, action thriller ‘Source Code‘ comes to Blu-ray and DVD July 26th from Summit Entertainment. From Director Duncan Jones (Moon) and starring Jake Gyllenhaal (Prince of Persia), Michelle Monaghan (Due Date, Eagle Eye) and Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Departed), Source Code is the critically acclaimed mind-bender centered on a soldier who wakes up in the body of an unknown man and discovers he’s part of a mission to identify the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. Both the Blu-ray and DVD versions are packed with bonus features including audio commentary with Jake Gyllenhaal, director Duncan Jones & writer Ben Ripley. Exclusive to Blu-ray is the dynamic “Access: Source Code,” which gives viewers the option to explore different aspects of the film as the movie plays. This interactive feature offers scene-specific behind-the-scenes information, including exclusive interviews with the cast and crew, pop-up trivia, animated shorts, commentary from scientific experts on time travel and more. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Dennis the Menace

Dennis Mitchell (Jay North), the havoc-wreaking boy with a heart of gold, is back for a whole new season of well-meaning destruction and chaos in the ‘Dennis the Menace‘ Season 2 DVD. The 5-DVD box set includes all 38 original uncut episodes from the complete second season (1960-1961). When he isn’t torturously irritating crotchety Mr. Wilson (Joseph Kearns), Dennis tries to do good by his loving parents Henry (Herbert Anderson) and Alice (Gloria Henry). Accompanying Dennis through his misadventures are his right-hand boy, Tommy (Billy Booth) and his nemesis-in-a-dress, Margaret (Jeannie Russell). Season Two highlights include Dennis running away from home, raising a yard-destroying gopher, stirring up mischief with a Ouija board, entering a soapbox derby and going camping with Henry and Mr. Wilson. Originally created as a comic strip by the late Hank Ketcham in 1951, the Dennis The Menace comic strip has appeared in over 1,000 newspapers in 48 countries and 19 languages. The television sitcom Dennis The Menace, based on Ketcham’s comic strip, premiered on CBS Television in 1959 and has been part of the American cultural fabric ever since. Throughout the years the character has evolved into animated series, two feature films, as well as the face of the Dairy Queen Franchise. Buy the Season 2 DVD right here.

A Guy Thing

Jason Lee, Julia Stiles and Selma Blair star in the hysterically funny romance ‘A Guy Thing.’ Paul is engaged to Karen (Selma Blair) when he meets the perfect girl, Becky (Julia Stiles) at his bachelor party. And to make matters worse, he’s just discovered that the two are cousins! So in a situation like this, what’s the guy thing to do? Tell white lies and cover things up. But as the wedding date fast approaches, Paul finds himself falling for Becky and is faced with an impossible decision: do the right thing or lose the real thing forever. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Young Justice

The newest Warner Bros. Animation produced hit series on Cartoon Network is now available on DVD in the ‘Young Justice‘ Season 1 Volume 1 DVD. In ‘Young Justice,’ being a teenager means proving yourself over and over – to peers, parents, teachers, mentors and, ultimately to yourself. But what if you’re not just a normal teenager? What if you’re a teenage super hero? How much harder will it be to prove yourself in a world of super powers, super villains and super secrets? That’s exactly what the members of ‘Young Justice’ – Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis – will find out and whether they have what it takes to be a proven hero. Buy the Season 1, Volume 1 DVD right here.

Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe

Before Sam Axe teamed up with Michael and Fiona, he was Commander Axe, U.S. Navy SEAL. ‘The Fall of Sam Axe’ tells the story of how Sam went from respected Naval Commander to the man of mystery we’ve come to know on ‘Burn Notice.’ On what will turn out to be Sam’s last military mission, he is sent to the jungles of Colombia to investigate claims of a vicious terrorist organization known only as the “Espada Ardiente” (Flaming Sword). His mission: to determine whether U.S. military aid is necessary to deal with the threat. But when he arrives, things are more complicated than he’d imagined. He receives word that the rebels have targeted a small civilian clinic deep in the jungle. Sam must now save the clinic’s doctors and patients from certain death. However, nothing is as it seems and the Espada Ardiente may not be the biggest threat Sam Axe faces. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

A Wedding Daze

After losing the woman of his dreams, Anderson (Jason Biggs) is urged by his best friend to propose to a total stranger… just when he thought his life is over, he realizes it’s just beginning. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Wish Me Luck

Concluding the compelling series about British heroines tasked with spying on the Nazis in occupied France, ‘Wish Me Luck’ Series 3 is now available on DVD. Based on the true story, the series comes to a thrilling close in these eight final episodes starring Kate Buffer, Jane Asher, Michael J. Jackson and Jane Snowden. Filmed on location in Britain and France, the series features strong female characters, historical authenticity and spectacular scenery. As D-Day approaches, the team gets a critically important assignment: to help stage an uprising that will divert German resources from the landings in Normandy. Now heading the team’s London office, Faith Ashley (Jane Asher) recruits two new agents to work in Le Crest, a Resistance stronghold in the French Alps. Buy the Series 3 DVD right here.

Trust

Millennium Entertainment proudly announces the DVD, Blu-Ray and digital release of ‘Trust,’ a gripping family drama starring Academy Award nominees Clive Owen (Children of Men, Closer) and Catherine Keener (Into The Wild, Capote). Directed by David Schwimmer (Run Fatboy Run) and written by Andy Berlin and Robert Festinger, the film is a must get. A suburban family is torn apart when fourteen-year old Annie (Liana Liberato) meets her first boyfriend online. After months of communicating via online chat and phone, Annie discovers her friend is not who he originally claimed to be. Shocked in disbelief, her parents (Owen and Keener) are shattered by their daughter’s actions and struggle to support her as she comes to terms with what has happened to her once innocent life. The talented David Schwimmer directs this prestigious cast, which also includes Academy Award nominee Viola Davis (Doubt, Eat Pray Love) and introduces Liana Liberato (TV’s “House M.D.,” “Sons of Anarchy”). Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Be Cool

Starring an unbelievably hip all-star cast, including John Travolta, Uma Thurman, André 3000, Steven Tyler and The Rock, and bursting with the hottest music in the biz, ‘Be Cool‘ is the wildly hilarious tale about a gangster turned music mogul and what it takes to be number one with a bullet. When Chili Palmer (Travolta) decides to try his hand in the music industry, he romances the sultry widow (Thurman) of a recently whacked music exec, poaches a hot young singer (Christina Milian) from a rival label and discovers that the record industry is packin’ a whole lot more than a tune! Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Conan the Adventurer

By Crom! Let the acolytes of Conan rejoice as the fiercest Barbarian to ever roam the Earth arrives in this complete Season One DVD release of ‘Conan the Adventurer.’ Join in the fray as Conan and his fellow adventurers — Jezmine, Snagg, Needle, Greywolf and Zula — quest to rescue Conan’s family from an evil spell cast by the Serpent Man wizard Wrath-Amon. Armed with a powerful sword forged from Star Metal and faith in his god Crom, Conan will not stop until his family is safe and the evil wizard is reimprisoned in the mystical Abyss! Featuring the legendary warrior well-known from books, comics and movies, ‘Conan The Adventurer: Season One’ is a must-have. This DVD set promises to keep you on the edge of your seat with exciting exploits. Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.

Winter in Wartime

Nazi-occupied Holland, 1945. In a snow-covered village, thirteen-year-old Michiel (Martijn Lakemeier) is drawn into the Resistance when he aids a British paratrooper. Michiel’s boyish sense of defiance and adventure soon turns to danger and desperation, as Michiel is forced to act without knowing whom to trust among the adults and townspeople around him. Wartime’s harsh reality encroaches on childhood innocence as Michiel confronts good and evil, courage and duplicity, and his own burden of responsibility. ‘Winter in Wartime‘ was directed by Martin Koolhoven. Buy the combo pack right here.

Tinto Brass’s Monamour

Tinto Brass’ ‘Monamour‘ is the love-story of a Venetian girl and a Frenchman in the beautiful city of Mantua. Dario, her husband is too busy to notice his wife’s sexual drifting, when her adultery “born out of neglect and frustration” starts on the day she meets a tall dark stranger in a museum. An intoxicating mix of lies, betrayal and fantasy follows Marta into her personal diary where every emotion and passion is recorded. Cult Epics proudly presents Brass’s latest erotic feature, appearing in high-definition Blu-ray for the first time ever. ‘Monamour’ stars Anna Jimskaia and Max Parodi (Cheeky!), with a line of stars of Tinto’s previous erotic films. In a brand new high-definition transfer, the film has never looked better. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Dylan Dog

Paranormal crime scenes combined with comedic mishaps are all in a day’s work for New Orleans’ most surreptitious investigator in ‘Dylan Dog: Dead of Night,’ now available on Blu-ray and DVD> The producers of Terminator Salvation and Cowboys & Aliens introduce audiences to a whole new genre of dark fantasy filmmaking that blends crime-fighting and humor in this tongue-in-cheek supernatural horror in the spirit of Zombieland and Shaun of the Dead. Brandon Routh (Superman Returns) stars as Dylan Dog, a supernatural detective who will go where the living dare not — facing friend and foe alike in the monster infested backstreets of New Orleans. Armed with an edgy wit and an arsenal of silver and wood-tipped bullets, Dylan must solve a series of murders before an epic war ensues between his werewolf, vampire and zombie clients. Based on one of the world’s most popular comic books (over 60 million copies sold), this inventive horror comedy will slay you with humor and genuine frights. Acclaimed horror director Kevin Munroe (TMNT) guides this comedic cast, which also includes Taye Diggs (“Private Practice”), Peter Stormare (Minority Report), Sam Huntington (“Being Human”) and (Kurt Angle (Death From Above). Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Everwood

This summer, consumers can finally own the final installment of the heartwarming series that touched millions of viewers in the ‘Everwood‘ Season 4 DVD. Starring Treat Williams, Gregory Smith and Vivien Cardone, and created by Greg Berlanti, the Emmy-nominated series follows a family tackling life’s hard issues as they build a new life in the Rocky Mountain town of ‘Everwood.’ The five-disc collector’s set includes all 22 episodes from the fourth and final season. In Season 4, the unforgettable people of ‘Everwood’ test the ties that bind them together in joy and tears, friendship and love. Drawn by his feelings for Amy, Ephram returns home and mentors a troubled piano prodigy. Buy the Season 4 DVD right here.

The Young Artists Collection

The perfect collection for every aspiring young artist, musician or performer, ‘The Young Artists Collection’ is a unique, new DVD set that will have them singing, drawing and learning all summer long! Beautifully packaged with vibrant art from the best-selling story Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin, the 3-disc collection features animated adaptations from 17 award-winning and beloved books, narrated by celebrities such as Zach Braff, James Earl Jones, Mary Beth Hurt and a singing performance from Aretha Franklin. An excellent introduction into the world of music and art plus a look at some of history’s most influential leaders, this collection features stories that have won dozens of awards including the prestigious ALA Notable Video, Andrew Carnegie and Caldecott Awards, such as: Art, I Like Me, The Dot, Ish, Norman the Doorman, Wallace’s Lists, Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin, Musical Max, The Star-Spangled Banner, Keeping House, Patrick, Apt. 3, John, Paul, George & Ben, Johnny Appleseed, Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain, Madam President and Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad. The specially-priced set also includes Scholastic’s innovative read-along feature, which highlights the words as they’re read, allowing the child to follow the narrator and promote an early love of reading. Buy the DVD right here.

Peter, Paul and Mary

In 1986 legendary folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary marked their 25th anniversary with the taping of their first PBS TV special. Now, in celebration of the group’s 50th anniversary, the ’25th Anniversary Concert’ is available on DVD. The set features many of Peter, Paul and Mary’s most-loved songs, including “Puff the Magic Dragon,” Blowin’ in the Wind,” and “Leaving on a Jet Plane.” The 25th Anniversary Concert also showcases the music, humor and warmth that have made Peter, Paul and Mary one of the most cherished musical ensembles of all time. For many, Peter, Paul and Mary’s music was the soundtrack of their generation, illuminating the power of folk music. Buy the 25th Anniversary Concert DVD right here.

The Matrimony

Set in a beautifully recreated 1930’s Shanghai, Junchu (Leon Lai) has fallen into a profound state of depression after witnessing his girlfriend’s tragic death on the day he was set to propose in ‘The Matrimony.’ Unable to forget Manli, and living in a tortured state of denial and guilt, Junchun’s domineering mother decides to marry him off to Sansan (Rene Liu), a beautiful young woman who she believes will lift her son’s spirits. The marriage starts off loveless and unconsummated, but Sansan is determined to win his love. One day the ghost of Manli, still pining for her former lover appears to Sansan. The two quickly strike a deal; Manli will help the new bride, but only if she can temporarily enter Sansan’s body so that she can reconnect physically with her former lover one last time. The plan goes too well and as Junchu begins to fall in love with Sansan, Manli turns from friendly and helpful to jealous and vengeful. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Supernatural: The Anime Series

The popular WB show ‘Supernatural‘ is making history this summer as ‘Supernatural: The Anime Series’ is released as the first-ever live-action series to be re-imagined in Japanese anime style. The new series revisits the Winchester brothers’ journey down the backroads of America as they search for clues to their fathers’ disappearance, hunt down the supernatural in all its unearthly forms, and enter into the unexpected mystery of their destinies. The ‘Supernatural’ anime episodes mirror the story arc of the series’ first two seasons, providing supplemental stories ranging from prequels and spinoffs to untold tales that fit within the show’s mythology. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Four Weddings and a Funeral

The champagne is flowing and so is the fun in ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral,’ a romantic comedy about two people who belong together but just can’t seem to tie the knot. Ushering in two Academy Award nominations, and starring Hugh Grant (Notting Hill), Andie MacDowell (Short Cuts) and a superb ensemble cast that includes Oscar nominee Kristin Scott Thomas (The English Patient), Four Weddings and a Funeral is not to be missed. Charlie (Grant) is always the best man but never the groom. Determined to avoid even a hint of commitment, this handsome English gentleman is notoriously late to every wedding. But today he’s in for a real surprise because not only did he forget the ring… but he also just caught a glimpse of the girl of his dreams (MacDowell). Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Honeymoon in Vegas

James Caan (The Godfather), Nicolas Cage (Face/Off) and Sarah Jessica Parker (“Sex in the City”) are three sides of a deliriously funny triangle in ‘Honeymoon in Vegas.’ Jack Singer (Cage) is terrified of commitment but even more terrified of losing his beautiful school teacher fiancée Betsy (Parker). So as an act of faith, he takes the plunge and agrees to tie the knot in a quickie Vegas ceremony. But when he makes a bad $60,000 bet with mobster Tommy Korman (Caan), the marriage “knot” and all of Jack’s dreams starts unraveling fast. The only way that Korman will forgive the debt, he says, is if Jack will loan him Betsy for the rest of the weekend! It’s yet another sucker bet for Jack though because Korman plans to win Betsy away for good! Buy the Blu-ray right here.

The Cutting Edge

Moira Kelly (Dangerous Beauty, “The West Wing”) and D. B. Sweeney (Fire in the Sky) star as polar opposites who unite on the ice for a shot at Olympic gold in the inspirational romantic comedy ‘The Cutting Edge‘ from acclaimed director Paul M. Glaser (The Running Man). Brimming with wit, charm and plenty of breathtaking sports action, The Cutting Edge is a real winner. She’s a rich and refined pairs figure skater whose prima donna attitude has her skating solo. He’s a brash, blue-collar hockey champion with a new injury and no future. With nothing in common but their dream of reaching the Olympics, Kate and Doug are each other’s last resort. Reluctantly, they join forces, but it’s not long before the barbs and sparks start flying as the unlikely pair skate towards the opportunity of a lifetime: a chance at a medal… and a chance at love. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

The Conqueror

Based on the tale by acclaimed Russian novelist Nikolai Gogol, which Hemingway has called “one of the ten greatest books of all time,” ‘The Conqueror’ is an action-filled, historical epic. In the middle of the 16th century, the great Polish state has entered a golden era of power and subjugates Ukrainian territory by force, establishing its order everywhere. Soon, a brutal war is at hand. The family of fierce chieftain Taras Bulba (majestically portrayed by Ukrainian actor Bogdan Stupka) quickly finds itself at the center of turmoil and political intrigue when Bulba’s youngest son falls in love with a Polish princes and swears allegiance to the enemy, betraying his family and country. Buy the DVD right here.

Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man

Referenced in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill Vol. 2, ‘Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man‘ (1976) is one of the most violent, censored and unconventional Italian style detective films of its time. The credit goes to both the director Ruggero Deodato, extremely apt at telling stories in a strong tone (he made the infamous Cannibal Holocaust), and the scriptwriter Fernando Di Leo, author of the best Italian noir films. Above all, the psychological and behavioral description of the main characters, the two policemen, members of an anti-crime squad who have complete freedom in their actions against crime, had never been seen before. Not only do they not hesitate to brutally kill the criminals they are hunting down, but Alfredo (Marc Porel) and Antonio (Ray Lovelock) do so while maintaining a cynical and light-hearted attitude even in the most threatening situations. Buy the DVD right here.

Medical Center

The head of surgery may be “knife happy”…a runaway refuses to seek parental permission for a life-saving procedure…a research scientist ignores the side effects of his miracle cure for Hodgkin’s disease in ‘Medical Center.’ These are just some of the problems facing doctor and resident heartthrob Joseph Gannon (Chad Everett) and Chief of Staff Paul Lochner (James Daly) in the 6-Disc 26-Episode Debut Season of Medical Center, the influential series that ran from 1969 to 76. Known for tackling cutting-edge issues, the series also featured elite guest stars, including Season One’s Dyan Cannon, Tyne Daly, Mercedes McCambridge, Slim Pickens, Walter Pidgeon, William Shatner, Martin Sheen, Richard Thomas, Cicely Tyson and more. Buy the Season 1 DVD exclusively at WBshop.com.

The Anger

RaroVideo U.S. has released Pasolini’s ‘The Anger’, now on DVD with extensive extras. Tapping into topics from the 1950’s and the early 1960’s such as racism, the Middle East, Cuba, Stalinism, the Atomic bomb, and the death of Marilyn Monroe it is understandable why the U.S. government has been afraid of this film for so long. The directors and commentators of ‘The Anger’ (1963), two of the most important opinion makers and intellectuals in post WWII Europe, employ documentary footage from this era and an accompanying commentary, in which they attempt to answer, quite elegantly and poetically, the existential question: Why are our lives characterized by discontent, anguish, and fear? The film is in two completely separate parts, and the directors of these respective sections, left-wing film director and poet, Pier Paolo Pasolini and the conservative journalist and film director, Giovanni Guareschi, offer the viewer contrasting analyses of, and prescriptions for modern society. This release is an exclusive, uncut, restored version obtained from the Cinemateque of Bologna. Buy the DVD right here.

Task

A group of unlucky reality show contestants meet unexpected consequences in the original film ‘The Task.’ Six college students compete for a cash prize by enduring a night in an abandoned prison. The group thinks they are exploring their carefully controlled environment when things start to go awry. And as the decrepit prison gets creepier and more threatening, the camera crew realizes this isn’t what they signed up for either. Buy the DVD right here.

Omnibus: American Profiles

Called the most successful cultural magazine series and a prototype for educational television, ‘Omnibus’ was the Golden Age of Television’s most distinguished production, a multiple Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series delivering sophistication, refinement, and sparkling intelligence to a national audience. It’s eight groundbreaking seasons – broadcast live and nationwide from 1952 to 1961 over 164 episodes – of live, commercial-network broadcasts featured host Alistair Cooke and the most accomplished luminaries of the day, and garnered more than 13 million viewers per program. Buy the DVD right here.

Overboard

It’s the craziest mix-up ever in ‘Overboard.’ Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell dazzle the screen in this buoyant and screwball comedy of memory-making and memory-faking. One of Hollywood’s most dynamic screen pairs, Hawn and Russell make the most of every hilarious situation in this delightful riches-to-rags romance that’s perfect entertainment for anyone who appreciates a great practical joke. Hawn is Joanna Stayton, the pampered wife of a pretentious, yacht-owning socialite. When their boat gets stuck for repairs, Joanna employs carpenter Dean Proffitt (Russell) to improve her closet space. But when Dean asks to be paid, he’s blatantly turned down by the “nothing is ever good enough for me” Joanna. So when Joanna falls overboard and gets a bad case of amnesia, Dean takes advantage of the situation and, in a stroke of retributive genius, tells her that she’s his wife and the mother of his four unruly children. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Scream of the Banshee

A Syfy Channel co-production, ‘Scream of the Banshee’ stars Lauren Holly (‘NCIS’) and Lance Henriksen (‘Millennium’). Holly plays an archeology professor who discovers an ornate box in the basement of the university. When the box is opened, it unleashes the bloodcurdling scream of the banshee alluded to in Irish folklore. Not eager to take the threat of looming deaths of those who hear it very seriously, everyone tries to move on until the creature begins to come for them. Buy the DVD right here.

Park Benches

In a town where everyone smugly goes about his or her own business with little regard for others, all it takes is one man’s cry for help to stir things up. Some of the giants of French cinema and beyond come together to create nothing less than a tableau of 21st century humanity in the amazing ‘Park Benches.’ As she does on every morning, Luci joins her colleagues at the office with a smile on her face. It’s a working day just like any other in the wealthy suburb of Versailles. Then suddenly, all activity in the office stops and attention turns toward a window of the building across the way and a banner reading “Man Alone.” Buy the DVD right here.