New On DVD This Week: Brothers and Sisters, Henry’s Crime, NCIS, Gossip Girl

by | August 22, 2011 at 9:45 AM | TV News

Brothers and Sisters

The final season of the star-studded ABC drama ‘Brothers and Sisters‘ continues the story of the Walkers, a contemporary picture of the American family. At the heart is matriarch Nora (Oscar/Emmy winner Sally Field), who finds personal satisfaction in knowing her family is happy, however sometimes allows her intentions to be a little overbearing. Her five adult children, friends as much as they are relatives, come together to support each other through the joy and heartache as they try to manage their professional, romantic, and familial lives. Together they face genuine, relatable life issues in this warm and witty drama. Buy the Season 5 DVD right here.

Henry’s Crime

A man who was wrongly accused of bank robbery decides to live up to his criminal record in the romantic crime comedy ‘Henry’s Crime,’ starring Keanu Reeves, James Caan, and Vera Farmiga. Henry (Reeves) was drifting through life as a toll collector in Buffalo, NY, when one morning he happened across a half-baked bank heist. Unwittingly drawn into the harebrained plan, Henry eventually lands in jail for refusing to identify the robbers, and lands in a cell with amiable con artist Max (Caan), who has grown rather comfortable with life behind bars. According to Max, a man must first have a dream in order to find his purpose, and one year later Henry is a free man with an audacious plan. Since he’s already on record as a convicted bank robber, Henry figures he may as well try his hand at the criminal lifestyle. After stumbling across an old underground bootlegger tunnel that connects the bank to an adjacent theater, Henry convinces Max to apply for parole in order to help him execute the perfect robbery. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

NCIS

TV’s number one scripted series returns to DVD as ‘NCIS: The Eighth Season‘ debuts in time for the action-packed show’s ninth season premiere. The 6-disc set features all 24 explosive episodes and is loaded with behind–the-scenes bonus features perfect for fans. With liberal doses of humor, sexual tension and amusing dynamics, the show – headlined by veteran actor Mark Harmon –follows a team of elite special agents, from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, whose mission is to investigate crimes connected to armed forces personnel. Buy the Season 8 DVD right here.

Gossip Girl

Here’s the dish, Upper East Siders: all 22 juicy episodes of ‘Gossip Girl: The Complete Fourth Season‘ are now available on DVD to keep fans clued in to the buzz, secrets and scandals of Manhattan’s elite. Developed for television by Josh Schwartz (The O.C., Chuck) and Stephanie Savage (The O.C.), ‘Gossip Girl’ stars many of young Hollywood’s hottest talent: Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford, Taylor Momsen, Ed Westwick, and Jessica Szohr, with Kelly Rutherford and Matthew Settle. The five-disc set includes all 22 one-hour episodes from the fourth season, and nearly an hour of never-before-seen special features including two all-new featurettes, unaired scenes, and a gag reel. Between Blair and Serena’s thrilling summer in Paris, Chuck’s new girlfriend and new identity, unexpected fatherhood for Dan, a power play for Bass Industries, Blair’s too-haute-to-handle internship at W magazine and a vicious conspiracy that threatens to bring down one of your favorite Upper East Siders, season four sizzles with some very surprising hookups and meltdowns. Buy the Season 4 DVD right here.

Hoodwinked Too!

Unexpectedly summoned back home in the middle of her training with the mysterious Sisters of the Hood, Red teams up with the Wolf to investigate the disappearance of Hansel and Gretel in ‘Hoodwinked Too!,’ this animated sequel featuring the voices of Hayden Panettiere, Joan Cusack, Martin Short, and Glenn Close. Happily Ever After Agency head Nicky Flippers is determined to ensure that no harm comes to young Hansel and Gretel, and as the search gets under way the whole gang decides to lend a helping hand. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

The Girl from U.N.C.L.E

The United Network Command for Law and Enforcement has a new agent in its struggle with THRUSH: ‘The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.‘ The girl is April Dancer (Stefanie Powers) who, assisted by partner Mark Slate (Noel Harrison) and guided by chief Alexander Waverly (Leo G. Carroll), travels the globe on assignments, using her martial-arts and espionage prowess to combat foes. This spoofy 15-Episode Part One of the spy series in a 4-disc set includes a dossier of top-level guest stars. April Dancer (with Mary Ann Mobley playing the role) was first introduced to fans in the Moonglow Affair episode of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Buy the DVD exclusively at WBShop.com.

The Angry Beavers

A favorite amongst fans and critics, ‘The Angry Beavers: Season One & Two,’ follows the lives of two crazy, bon vivant beavers – Norbert Foster and Daggett Doofus Beaver – twin brothers that leave their home to begin enjoying the wild and freewheeling life of bachelorhood. These boys like to party hard and play all day until sleep deprivation drives them spootin’ mad! Fortunately, the boys have friends Stump (an actual tree stump), Barry Bear (he has a fear of clowns) and Treeflower (the love of Norbert’s life) that often join the revelry. When all is said and done, the beavers have caused massive mayhem, many in fan-favorite episodes “Bummer Of Love,” “Fancy Prance,” “Food Of The Clods,” “If You Insisters,” “Beaver Fever,” “The Day The Earth Got Really Screwed Up” all of which are included in the DVD-set. Like all of Nickelodeon’s classic shows, The Angry Beavers: Season One & Two features an all-star voice cast which includes Richard Steven Horvitz (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Nick Bakay (Sabrina, The Teenage Witch) and Charlie Brisette (The Ren & Stimpy Show). Buy the Seasons 1 and 2 DVD right here.

Win Win

Paul Giamatti headlines writer/director Tom McCarthy’s comedy drama ‘Win Win,’ centering on a beleaguered attorney and part-time wrestling coach who schemes to keep his practice from going under by acting as the legal caretaker of an elderly client. Mike Flaherty (Giamatti) thinks he has discovered the perfect loophole to keep his practice in business. But his brilliant plan hits an unexpected hitch when his client’s troubled grandson shows up looking for a place to stay. With his home life in turmoil and both of his careers in jeopardy, Mike quickly realizes that he’ll have to get creative in order to find a way out of his current predicament. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

NCIS: Los Angeles

The number two scripted drama on television — behind only the original ‘NCIS ‘— makes its highly-anticipated DVD debut with ‘NCIS: Los Angeles‘ the Second Season, now available in a six-disc set loaded with bonus features. The second season DVD set explodes with engrossing behind-the-scenes material that reveals what it takes to bring the sensational series to life. Special features include interviews with the cast and crew as they reflect on the gripping second season, a look at the work that goes into shooting the series on the streets of L.A., a rare glimpse at the initial table reading for one episode, a featurette that delves into the past of Linda Hunt’s character, Hetty Lange, and an audio commentary by cast members. ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ takes viewers into the high-stakes world of a division of NCIS responsible for apprehending dangerous and elusive criminals who pose a threat to national security. By assuming false identities and utilizing the most advanced technology, this team of highly trained agents goes deep undercover, putting their lives on the line in the field to bring down their targets. The show stars Chris O’Donnell and LL COOL J along with Linda Hunt, Daniela Ruah and Barrett Foa. Season two also features guest appearances by Claire Forlani, Alan Ruck, Vincent Irizarry and Marisol Nichols. Buy the Season 2 DVD right here.

Trollhunter

The government says there’s nothing to worry about – it’s just a problem with bears making trouble in the mountains and forests of Norway in the new movie ‘Trollhunter.’ But local hunters don’t believe it – and neither do a trio of college students who want to find out the truth. Armed with a video camera, they trail a mysterious “poacher,” who wants nothing to do with them. But their persistence lands them straight in the path of the objects of his pursuits: Trolls. They soon find themselves documenting every move of this grizzled, unlikely hero –The Troll Hunter – risking their lives to uncover the secrets of creatures only thought to exist in fairy tales. Buy the DVD right here.

Bambi II

Walt Disney Studios invites audiences to once again fall in love with the adorable, beloved forest friends – Bambi, Thumper, Owl, Flower and Faline – in this magnificent ‘Bambi II‘ Special Edition, the heartwarming story of a son’s courage and a father’s love. Available for the first time in Blu-ray high-definition, this touching sequel to Walt Disney’s original animated classic Bambi is finally here and will be available for a limited time. Celebrate the unbreakable bonds of family and the power of friendship in this remarkable story, which reveals how Bambi was raised by his father, the Great Prince of the Forest. Perfect for the whole family to enjoy, this collectible release was packaged to include a variety of special bonus features including a new deleted song, interactive games, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and more. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Beyblade: Metal Fusion

Only the brave stand between the world and the forces of true evil in ‘Beyblade: Metal Fusion Vol. 4,’ now available on DVD. From Nelvana and d-rights Inc., ‘Beyblade: Metal Fusion’ chronicles the epic battle with the Dark Nebula in a fresh take on the original hit ‘Beyblade.’ Only Gingka, the courageous hero with an in-depth knowledge of the Beyblade, and his loyal friends can prevent sinister forces from conquering their world. ‘Beyblade: Metal Fusion’ continues to grow in popularity, having already spawned a successful toy line from Hasbro and an action-packed video game for the Nintendo DS and Wii. The new season of the popular series will debut this year on Cartoon Network, along with new toys from Hasbro and a new videogame. Buy the Volume 4 DVD right here.

Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension

Families can bring home Disney Channel’s original movie, ‘Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across The 2nd Dimension,’ in the 2-Disc “Ultimate Fan Pack” DVD set, now available! Based on Disney Channel’s #1 animated hit comedy series among Tweens 9-14 for three years running, this epic release comes packaged with a DVD of the movie, a digital copy of the movie with eight digital music tracks, all new bonus features and an awesome do-it-yourself Platypult Kit. This special 2-Disc “Ultimate Fan Pack” also includes a variety of cool bonus features (i.e., eight deleted scenes, an exclusive song, a sing-along “Perry-oke” feature, and a bonus episode). The Digital Copy lets viewers transfer the movie and the eight digital music tracks onto their laptop and/or portable devices of choice – to watch the movie or listen to songs anytime, anywhere and at the touch of a button. The Ultimate Fan Pack is the perfect gift for teens and/or families on-the-go. Buy the DVD right here.

Rounders

John Dahl directed ‘Rounders,’ this exploration of New York private clubs devoted to high-stakes poker, with first-person narration from the film’s central figure, law student Mike McDermott (Matt Damon), who loses his entire savings to Russian club owner Teddy KGB (John Malkovich). Mike then turns away from cards, devoting his attentions to his law studies and his live-in girlfriend Jo (Gretchen Mol), who’s concerned when Mike’s former gambling buddy Worm (Edward Norton) is released from prison. She has good reason to worry, since it takes Worm only a matter of minutes to draw Mike back into poker action. When she learns Mike has returned to the poker clubs, she moves out, and Mike begins to lose interest in his studies. Worm has a pre-prison debt, and the threatening Grama (Michael Rispoli) wants the money. Mike not only indulges the irresponsible Worm, he gets involved in Worm’s debts. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Off the Map

From Shonda Rimes and Betsy Beers, the creators of ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ comes the inspiring medical drama, ABC‘s ‘Off The Map.’ This exciting series takes viewers to the South American jungle with five idealistic doctors as they explore how far you have to go to truly heal. This sexy action-packed complete series invites audiences to relive the hope and discovery of every unique patient and medical case. Buy the complete series right here.

Swingers

A knowing examination of the psyche of the modern American male, Doug Liman’s debut comedy ‘Swingers‘ stars screenwriter Jon Favreau as the sensitive Mike, a struggling actor and stand-up comic looking for romance in the wake of the dissolution of a six-year relationship. Against his better judgment, he hits the town with his pal Trent (Vince Vaughn, in a star-making performance), a retro-hip smooth-talker who calls women “babies” and feels compelled to illustrate to Mike the error of his gentlemanly ways. First in Las Vegas and later in a series of hip L.A. nightspots, the duo and their other pals, including a guy named Sue (Patrick Van Horn), prowl for women, looking for kicks and cheap thrills. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Roger Corman’s Cult Classics

Shout! Factory, in association with New Horizons Picture Corporation has released ‘Sword and Sorcery Collection’ 2-DVD set, featuring Deathstalker, Death Stalker II: Duel of the Titans, Barbarian Queen and The Warrior and the Sorceress. This collection is a must-have for loyal fans and film collectors to aggregate their Roger Corman film library. Deathstalker (Richard Hill) is the mighty warrior chosen to battle the evil forces of a medieval kingdom, who sets off on a journey to the most challenging tournament in the land. To the winner will go the throne of the evil wizard, the ultimate mystical power and the love of the beautiful Princess Codille (Barbi Benton). But first, Deathstalker must prove himself worthy of his legacy . . . and treachery lurks at every turn. Then get the Women in Cages Collection which features The Bird Cage, Big Doll House and Women in Cages. It’s three times the action, three times the women and three times the excitement! Buy the Sword and Sorcery collection and the Women in Cages collection.

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

It’s back! The classic TV MOW ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark,’ that continues to cast a spell almost 40 years after it was first broadcast, is now available in a new remastered and enhanced edition. Sally (Kim Darby) and Alex Farnham’s (Jim Hutton) marriage has a sinister wedge driven through it, when her occult “imaginings” threaten to derail his career after they inherit Sally’s grandmother’s house. Also starring William Demarest. Buy the DVD exclusively at WBshop.com.

The Garfield Show

Join Garfield and Odie on a fun-filled Halloween escapade in ‘The Garfield Show: Spooky Tails,’ now available on DVD. This uproarious collection includes six Halloween-themed episodes filled with spooky fun and high jinks from the fan-favorite series currently airing on The Cartoon Network. Voted favorite comic strip character by Nickelodeon Magazine readers, Garfield continues to delight audiences of all ages. The CGI-animated cartoon is based on Jim Davis’ multiple award-winning comic strip and follows the hilarious antics of the world-famous flabby tabby and his affable canine friend Odie. Follow the witty and silly duo as they run into spooky trouble again! It’s all fun and games for Garfield and Odie as they take a fun-filled trip on Halloween until Garfied is mistaken by a loose wild cat! Includes other out-of-this-world adventures. Buy the Spooky Tails DVD right here.

Hostage

A cop looking for a quieter way of life is thrown into the most dangerous crisis of his life in the thriller ‘Hostage,’ based on the novel by Robert Crais. Jeff Talley (Bruce Willis) used to be a hostage negotiator with the Los Angeles Police Department, but after a standoff goes horribly wrong, Talley moves himself and his family to a small, quiet town of Bristo Camino, where he serves as chief of police. When three young criminals attempt to steal a car from a wealthy accountant, the situation quickly spins out of control and the thieves are trapped inside the heavily fortified home, taking the accountant and his family hostage. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department soon arrives on the scene, and Talley eagerly hands over the situation to them, but when he unexpectedly finds himself in telephone contact with one of the children inside, he begins to suspect that the cops are in over their heads. Buy the Blu-ray right here.