New On DVD This Week: JEM and the Holograms, Chuck, Horrible Bosses, Green Lantern

by | October 12, 2011 at 12:38 AM | TV News

JEM and the Holograms

In 1985 the “truly outrageous” TV show ‘JEM And The Holograms‘ premiered to the delight of young girls and boys. This new animated series focused on the dual life of beautiful Jerrica Benton, co-owner of Starlight Music, and her pop star alter-ego, Jem, lead singer for the all-girl band JEM And The Holograms. With its unique story line combination of drama, action, romance and music, JEM and The Holograms was a smash hit and became an icon for a decade. Its message of glamour, glitter, fashion and fame helped define a generation! Now you can relive the adventures of JEM And The Holograms and their archrivals, The Misfits and The Stingers, in this first-ever complete collector’s edition 11-DVD box set. All 65 episodes of the hit series are included, accompanied by an exclusive bonus disc of brand-new and archival material rarely seen! Buy the Truly Outrageous complete series right here.

Chuck

The everyman turned super agent returns with more action, laughs, and romance in ‘Chuck: The Complete Fourth Season,’ now on Blu-ray and DVD. The collection includes all 24 episodes from season four plus never-before-seen bonus features, including two brand-new featurettes, webisodes, deleted scenes, and a gag reel. Operation Wedded Bliss: will Chuck and Sarah finally become Mr. and Mrs. Superspy? Season Four’s 24 laugh- and action-filled episodes include the duo’s romance from proposal to planning to the big day. Yes, Chuck’s in love, but he has more than romance (and the Intersect) on his mind. His mom comes in from the cold, escaping the evil control of an international arms dealer to become part of the Nerd Herder-turned-spy’s life – and making it even tougher for Chuck to keep his professional and personal worlds separate. On some days, Chuck outwits assassins and out-martial-arts hordes of black-clad bad guys. On others, he pursues Sarah and prepares to become a doting uncle. On most days, he does it all! Buy the Season 4 DVD right here.

Horrible Bosses

For Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) and Dale Charlie Day), the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses into dust in the hit ‘Horrible Bosses.’ Quitting is not an option, so, with the benefit of a few too many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con, the three friends devise a convoluted and seemingly foolproof plan to rid themselves of their respective employers…permanently. There’s only one problem: even the best-laid plans are only as foolproof as the brains behind them. Special Features include: Instant Streaming with UltraViolet Digital Copy, Extended Cut Feature Film with 8 minutes of all new hilarious moments not seen in theaters, and a Theatrical Cut Feature Film. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Green Lantern

A test pilot embraces his destiny as a cosmic superhero in Casino Royale director Martin Campbell’s adaptation of the popular DC Comics series ‘Green Lantern.’ Ever since he saw his fearless father perish in a tragic aviation mishap, all Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds) could think about was flying — it was the only thing the brash, cocky, and irresponsible test pilot ever truly excelled at. Little did he realize he was destined for something much bigger. Somewhere out in space, a powerful force of evil known as Parallax is spreading fear and destruction; the only hope for defeating Parallax is the Green Lantern Corps, a group of intergalactic warriors powered by the force of will. The movie is available on Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, featuring a 3D hi-definition, a hi-definition, a standard definition and an UltraViolet Digital Copy of the standard definition theatrical version of the film, or a Blu-ray Combo Pack, featuring a hi-definition, a standard definition and an UltraViolet Digital Copy of the standard definition theatrical version of the film. UltraViolet Digital Copy allows consumers to download the film to a PC or Mac plus instantly stream it from a digital cloud to many computers, tablets or smartphones. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Bones

Experience the most explosive season yet as FBI agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) and forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) steam up the lab with passion and drama. Follow the dynamic duo as they solve crimes in ‘Bones‘ The Complete Sixth Season, now available on Blu-ray and DVD. ‘Bones’ is a darkly amusing procedural drama centered on a highly skilled forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan (Deschanel) whose expertise lies in her uncanny ability to read clues left behind in the victim’s bones. She partners with an FBI agent (Boreanaz) on murder investigations when the standard methods of identifying a body are useless. Discover all 23 episodes and never-before-seen exclusive extras on the ‘Bones’ The Complete Sixth Season on Blu-ray and DVD including extended episodes, a gag reel, special featurettes, commentaries and more. Buy the Season 6 DVD right here.

Gunsmoke

The original classic Western television series, ‘Gunsmoke,’ returns to DVD with the release of the first volume of the fifth season. This award-winning series portrays the rough, tough, gun-slinging unruliness of the infamous Dodge City, and follows brave, law-abiding Marshal Matt Dillon, portrayed by James Arness, who keeps the peace. The fifth season of the popular, long-running series also features Amanda Blake, Milburn Stone and Dennis Weaver. Buy the Season 5, Volume 1 DVD right here.

Zookeeper

The animals at the Franklin Park Zoo break their time-honored code of silence and reveal that they can talk in the family-friendly comedy ‘Zookeeper,’ now available on Blu-ray and DVd. Kevin James (Grown Ups, Paul Blart: Mall Cop) is loveable zookeeper Griffin Keyes, who finds true love with a lot of help from his talking animals. Zookeeper also stars Rosario Dawson (Seven Pounds) and Leslie Bibb (Iron Man 2). The bonus features on the DVD include deleted scenes, a blooper reel and multiple behind-the-scenes featurettes, including “Creating the Visual Effects,” which shows how filmmakers created talking animals. The Blu-ray Disc contains everything included on the DVD, plus additional featurettes, including “The Cast of Zookeeper,” a look at some of the star voices in the film, including Judd Apatow, Jim Breuer, Jon Favreau, Faison Love and Maya Rudolph, as well as movieIQ+sync. The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes all the added value from the single DVD and Blu-ray versions. Also included on the Blu-ray and Combo Pack is a playable PlayStation3 game demo of the highly anticipated RATCHET & CLANK: ALL 4 ONE, the latest installment in the family-friendly Ratchet & Clank video game franchise, coming October 18 from Insomniac Games and Sony Computer Entertainment America. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Last Exit to Brooklyn

Based on the controversial cult-classic novel by Hubert Selby, Jr. about the underbelly of the working class in Brooklyn in the 1950s, ‘Last Exit to Brooklyn’ is now available on Blu-ray. A new version of the DVD accompanies the Blu-ray, marking its first U.S. DVD release in over 10 years. Featuring an all-star ensemble cast with Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Machinist), Stephen Baldwin (The Usual Suspects), Stephen Lang (Avatar), Sam Rockwell (Iron Man 2), Jerry Orbach (TV’s ”Law & Order”) and Ricki Lake (TV’s ”Charm School”), Last Exit to Brooklyn follows a canvas of disillusioned characters as they play out their dead-end existences of drugs, crime and violence. Set against a backdrop of union corruption, they must overcome or be defeated by their surroundings and, ultimately, themselves — a union strike leader (Lang) discovers he is gay; a prostitute (Leigh) falls in love with one of her clients; a family cannot cope with their daughters (Lake) illegitimate pregnancy. Buy the DVD right here.

Aqua Unit Patrol Squad

Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1: Season 1‘ features all 10 episodes from the first season of the new series along with the final seven unreleased Aqua Teen Hunger Force episodes. In addition, the 2-disc set contains the highly-anticipated continuation of the “Terror Phone” saga, “Terror Phone 3.” After having a good run with one of Adult Swim’s most popular and longest running original series, Aqua Teen Hunger Force co-creators Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro have retooled the escapades of Frylock, Master Shake, Meatwad and their infamous neighbor Carl, and packaged them under a brand new banner and new theme song written, composed and performed by Joshua Homme of Queens of the Stone Age and Alain Johannes. The closing theme shred guitar performance is by co-creator Maiellaro. The new Seattle transplants also do a lot of the things they’ve done over the past 10 years: look for a new place to put their stuff, pay rent, make gut-wrenching decisions and talk about life while sipping herbal tea. Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.

Scrooge

Just in time for the holidays, the award-winning classic starring Hollywood legend Albert Finney in his Golden Globe-winning role, ‘Scrooge,’ is available for the first time ever in spectacular high-definition. Based on Charles Dickens’ timeless story A Christmas Carol, the beloved musical follows Ebenezer Scrooge as he learns the true meaning of Christmas with the help of three ghosts. This celebrated film also co-stars Dame Edith Evans, Kenneth More, Laurence Naismith and Alec Guinness. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

The Tree of Life

Bring home acclaimed writer/director Terrence Malick’s (Badlands, Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line, The New World) thought provoking film experience ‘The Tree of Life,’ now available on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack. Through stunning cinematography and raw emotional power Malick’s hymn to life excavates answers to the most haunting and personal human questions through a kaleidoscope of the intimate and the cosmic, from the raw emotions of a family in a small Texas town to the wildest, infinite edges of space and time, from a boy’s loss of innocence to a man’s transforming encounters with awe, wonder and transcendence. The Blu-ray Disc presentation utilizes maximum bit rate encoding and 7.1 audio and a 2.0 stereo mix to bring Malick’s visually stunning masterpiece to life providing consumers with a premium cinematic viewing experience for the home. An exclusive 30-minute documentary on the making of the film, Exploring The Tree of Life, allows fans to dig even deeper into Malick’s visionary work and his cinematic legacy through interviews with his collaborators and cast members as well as with directors Christopher Nolan and David Fincher who share an appreciation for his work. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Without Motive

A dark mystery series in the vein of Prime Suspect and Murphy’s Law, ‘Without Motive’ is now available on DVD. There’s a serial killer on the loose, and it’s up to Detective Constable Jack Mowbray (Ross Kemp, EastEnders) and his team to stop the murders. A top ratings hit in the U.K., the gripping police drama features tight plotting, suspense and a strong ensemble cast including Kenneth Cranham (Rome), Jamie Foreman (Layer Cake), Lou Gish (Coupling), and Hazel Ellerby (Peak Practice). The series aired on ITV from 2000–01 and is available on DVD for the first time with this release. The 4-disc set includes the complete series, with a total of 12 episodes from Series 1 and 2. Detective Constable Jack Mowbray has seen a lot of disturbing things on the job. But somehow the family man has never taken it home with him—until now. In this complete two-series set, the brutal murder of a young woman in Bristol sets off a chain of events that may change Mowbray forever and tear his family apart. When the Bristol murder is linked to a series of recent killings, the investigating team grows to more than a dozen detectives and just as many petty jealousies and full-blown rivalries. Mowbray’s boss, DCS Henderson (Kenneth Cranham), keeps the pressure on as it becomes clear that the latest killing will not be the last. Mowbray and his colleagues race to find a predator who will strike again—without apparent motive. A ratings winner in the U.K., Series 1 follows the hunt for the serial killer, while Series 2 searches for a copycat criminal. Buy the DVD right here.

Bonanza

One of the most popular Western television shows of all time, ‘Bonanza‘ follows the Cartwright family as they tackle adventures and hardships on their 1,000 acre ranch, the Ponderosa. For 14 seasons, audiences enthusiastically tuned in to see the high-Sierra adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons, Adam, Hoss and “Little Joe.” The show’s unique blend of action/adventure, personal relationships and emotions helped it stand the test of time with generations of viewers. Lorne Greene starred as family patriarch Ben Cartwright, with Michael Landon as “Little Joe” Cartwright, Dan Blocker as Hoss Cartwright, Pernell Roberts as Adam Cartwright and Victor Sen Yung as the family’s cook, Hop Sing. Buy the Season 2, Volume 2 DVD right here.

Casper the Friendly Ghost

Get all 81 Original Casper Cartoons Made Between 1945 – 1963 in one collection – ‘Casper the Friendly Ghost.’ This set includes all of the theatrical shorts and the 1963 television series — over 7 hours of spooktacular entertainment! Casper is the most famous ghost on earth, but unlike his spooky brethren, he doesn’t like to haunt or scare — He spends his time looking to make friends. In the original Paramount cartoons, Casper would often frighten some unsuspecting grown-up while befriending “Little Billy” or a small animal, but he’d then rescue one of them from a perilous predicament to become a local hero. In the Harvey comics, Casper would explore an enchanted forest, while the antagonizing Ghostly Trio would tease and heckle. Friends like cousin Spooky, Wendy the Good Witch and Nightmare the Ghostly Horse round out Casper’s supporting cast. Buy the complete collection right here.

Mr. Nice

He was just an anonymous kid from Wales, but before long he was dealing with Hollywood hotshots, Arab millionaires and IRA honchos – and earning a fortune in the process. The story of Howard Marks – a cult figure who has inspired books and songs – comes to the screen in ‘Mr. Nice,’ fresh off of its successful theatrical run. From middle-class Welsh boy and Oxford scholar to living the high life as one of Britain’s biggest marijuana smugglers, Howard Marks (aka Mr. Nice) has led an existence of rollicking, improbable adventures, and it’s all recounted in this sexy and stylish biopic from director Bernard Rose. Buy the DVD right here.

Call Me Mrs. Miracle

Doris Roberts reprises her role as Mrs. Merkle (Mrs. Miracle) and brings hope for the holidays in ‘Call Me Mrs. Miracle.’ Posing as an unassuming toy department clerk, she sets out to ensure that this Christmas is memorable and meaningful for all at a struggling family-owned department store in New York City. With broken dreams to mend and promises to keep, Mrs. Miracle has her work cut out for her, but she won’t give up until she delivers a merry, meaningful Christmas for all! Also starting Jewel Staite, Eric Johnson and Lauren Holly. Directed by Michael M. Scott, from the novel by Debbie Macomber and a script by Nancey Silvers, Call Me Mrs. Miracle was produced by Harvey Kahn; and executive produced by Marnie Termuende, Dan Wigutow, Michael M. Scott, and Debbie Macomber. ‘Call Me Mrs. Miracle’ initially aired on The Hallmark Channel on November 27, 2010. Buy the DVD right here.

Taylor Swift’s Journey to Fearless

Fans of superstar Taylor Swift can now experience the thrill of her live show in their own homes with ‘Taylor Swift’s Journey To Fearless,’ now available on DVD. In Journey To Fearless, Taylor takes fans on an intimate journey on-stage and behind the scenes as she embarks on her first headlining concert tour. Featuring incredible live performances of many of her hits, Taylor Swift’s Journey To Fearless is 2 ½ hours of the ultimate fan experience. Produced by Hasbro Studios, Taylor Swift’s Journey to Fearless features 13 stunning performances from Taylor’s first headlining tour, in support of her multi-platinum album Fearless, which won multiple Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year. Featuring the hits “Love Story,” “You Belong With Me,” “Today Was a Fairytale” and “Our Song,” it captures every angle of Taylor’s incredible live show and is sure to delight the millions of fans who have helped make Taylor the best-selling artist in music today. Swift provides the narrative, home movies and personal photos that chronicle her path from childhood dreams to becoming a superstar, culminating with the release of her phenomenally successful album Fearless. Buy the DVD right here.

Submarino

Two siblings who grew up in a dysfunctional household pass their damage along to those around them in the drama ‘Submarino‘ from Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg. Nick (Jacob Cedergren) was raised by a mother with serious drinking problems who inflicted physical and emotional cruelty on her children. Now in his early thirties, Nick is an ex-con who has his own problems with alcohol and little sense of direction in his life. Back on the streets after a stay in jail, Nick lives in a shabby hostel, has an on-again, off-again relationship with Sofie (Patricia Schumann), whose alcoholism has cost her custody of her children, lifts weights and sometimes looks in on Ivan (Morten Rose), the troubled brother of a girl he one loved. Buy the DVD right here.

Arena

How do you make a fortune from the bloodlust of millions? One sadistically savvy businessman (Samuel L. Jackson) has created an empire with his brutal, fight-to-the-death gladiator website in ‘Arena.’ his newest warrior is David Lord (Kellan Lutz), a kidnapped fireman, now imprisoned and forced to fight for his life. To buy his freedom, Lord agrees to do a series of lethal bouts. But as the body count escalates, and with his most challenging battle remaining, Lord unleashes a torrent of bloody carnage and reveals a secret that threatens to tear down the entire enterprise. Nina Dobrev (‘The Vampire Diaries’) and Daniel Dae Kim (‘Hawaii Five-0′) also star. Buy the DVD right here.

Thomas Kinkade Presents Christmas Lodge

Thomas Kinkade presents ‘Christmas Lodge’: a place where a heart-warming past and loving future meet for one remarkable group of people. During a weekend trip to the mountains, Mary (Erin Karpluk) finds herself at the now- dilapidated lodge where she spent the holidays with her family growing up. She becomes determined to restore the building to its former glory. Inspired by her grandfather and guided by her grandmother in heaven, Mary throws herself into the project, and during the process finds herself drawn to Jack (Michael Shanks), a handsome man who loves the lodge as much as she does. Historically unlucky in love, this chance encounter allows Mary to renew her faith in life and discover her one true love. For an uplifting story about the importance of faith, family and the true holiday spirit, go to the Christmas Lodge. Buy the DVD right here.

Ron White’s Comedy Salute to the Troops

Paying tribute to America’s men and women in uniform, the hilarious extravaganza ‘Ron White’s Comedy Salute To The Troops’ is now available on DVDs. Hosted by Grammy-nominated comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White—best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” tour—the hilariously funny movie features comedy performances by Alex Reymundo, Robert Hawkins, Vic Henley, Kathleen Madigan and Tim Wilson. This fourth annual Comedy Salute To The Troops aired on CMT in March and remains the network’s second highest rated show of the last year. Hosted at the Grand Ole Opry, Ron White’s Comedy Salute To The Troops benefitted the Armed Forces Foundation. The DVD also includes musical performances by Rascal Flatts, Margo Rey and John Oates. Buy the DVD right here.

The Workaholics

From the minds of the hilarious and irreverent Internet sketch group Mail Order Comedy, ‘The Workaholics’ is a single camera comedy featuring three friends who work together as telemarketers from 9 to 5 and live together from 5 to 9. Dress codes, deadlines and waking up before noon are not things these guys are used to. They do their jobs and sometimes they even do them well, but they show up late, leave drunk and always live for the day… even if they don’t know what day it is. Co-created by Mail Order Comedy’s Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm and Kyle Newacheckand 5th Year’s Dominic Russo and Connor Pritchard, the series stars Anderson, Devine and Holm and is directed by Newacheck. Kevin Etten serves as the show runner. Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.