New On DVD This Week: Californication, Cars 2, Like Water for Elephants

by | November 1, 2011 at 10:34 PM | TV News

Californication

The provocative and popular series about the lustful misadventures of writer Hank Moody continues with the release of ‘Californication‘ Season 4 on DVD. David Duchovny electrifies in his portrayal of a talented writer whose salacious behavior cause his life to spin hilariously out of control. After just being hauled off to jail for assaulting the boyfriend of his underage former fling, bad-boy novelist Hank Moody’s life is in complete ruins. Hank’s longtime-love Karen, and their daughter Becca, are both furious with his recklessness. Meanwhile Hank’s legal woes continue as he faces statutory rape charges. However, the scandal surrounding his latest book makes Hank a Hollywood hot commodity in more ways than one, and now Hank must navigate the complicated waters of Tinseltown while still trying to keep himself out of the slammer. Also starring Natascha McElhone, Madeleine Martin, Evan Handler, and Pamela Adlon, ‘Californication’ Season 4 features guest star appearances from Rob Lowe, Carla Gugino, Zoë Kravitz, Michael Faly and Fisher Stevens. Buy the Season 4 DVD right here.

Cars 2

Disney/Pixar’s fast-action summer hit ‘Cars 2‘ is now available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D, Movie Download and DVD. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Pixar Animation Studios, the high octane in-home release invites families and fans of all ages to come along on a journey around the world with the number 1 animated film of the year and introduces an exclusive all-new animated short “Air Mater,” featuring the fan favorite character spinning his tales in an exciting adventure high above Radiator Springs. The must-own animated release also includes fascinating commentary from award-winning director John Lasseter and “Hawaiian Vacation,” the delightful animated short that accompanied the film in theaters. The immersive ‘Cars 2′ bonus features include an one-of-a-kind interactive “World Tour” map that takes viewers through nine different locations, including those featured in the film and more. A global thrill-ride, it allows viewers to go behind-the-scenes with the Pixar artists and filmmakers as they circle the globe finding inspiration for the most international of all Pixar films to date. ‘Cars 2′ is also the first Pixar film to be released in spectacular Blu-ray 3D. Academy Award-winning filmmaker John Lasseter, chief creative officer for Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, returns to the driver’s seat as director. “Cars 2” is produced by visual effects industry veteran Denise Ream (associate producer, “Up”; visual effects executive producer, “Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith”). Buy the 3D Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Like Water for Elephants

Take a journey back in time with the romantic tale based on Sara Gruen’s New York Times number one Best-Seller novel of the same name, ‘Water For Elephants,’ now available on Blu-ray and DVD. Starring Academy Award-winner Reese Witherspoon (Walk The Line), Robert Pattinson (Twilight series) and Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds), the film presents an epic tale of forbidden love in a magical place filled with adventure, wonder and great danger. Showcasing the decadence of a bohemian circus and the majesty of its animals against the backdrop and beauty of a bygone era, ‘Water For Elephants’ makes the ideal holiday gift idea for your favorite film buff, fashionista or book-lover. Devastated by the sudden death of his parents at the height of The Depression, a young dreamer from the wrong side of the tracks, Jacob Jankowski (Pattinson), abandons his veterinary studies at Cornell University. With no other family, no house, and no money, Jacob stows away on a train carrying the circus performers of The Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. Hired as a veterinarian to care for the troupe’s animals, Jacob is temporarily filled with the promise of an exciting life that comes with a traveling circus troupe. However, as he builds a rapport and falls in love with the star of the show, Marlena (Witherspoon), they become prey to the circus’s owner, Marlena’s violent and abusive husband August (Waltz). As the circus begins to crumble from within and against all odds, Jacob and Marlena come together and fall in love through their compassion for a special elephant. With their love on the line, Jacob and Marlena come to a crossroads that will forever change their destiny. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Toy Story

Toy Story‘ was the first feature-length film animated entirely by computer. If this seems to be a sterile, mechanical means of moviemaking, be assured that the film is as chock-full of heart and warmth as any Disney cartoon feature. The star of the proceedings is Woody, a pull-string cowboy toy belonging to a wide-eyed youngster named Andy. Whenever Andy’s out of the room, Woody revels in his status as the boy’s number one toy. His supremacy is challenged by a high-tech, space-ranger action figure named Buzz Lightyear, who, unlike Woody and his pals, believes that he is real and not merely a plaything. The rivalry between Woody and Buzz hilariously intensifies during the first half of the film, but when the well-being of Andy’s toys is threatened by a nasty next-door neighbor kid named Sid — whose idea of fun is feeding stuffed dolls to his snarling dog and reconstructing his own toys into hideous mutants — Woody and Buzz join forces to save the day. Buy the Blu-ray 3D combo pack right here.

Toy Story 2

While Andy is away at cowboy camp, Woody is toynapped by Al McWhiggin, a greedy collector who needs Andy’s favorite toy to complete his “Woody’s Roundup” collection in ‘Toy Story 2.’ Together with Jessie, Bullseye and the Prospector, Woody is on his way to a museum where he’ll spend the rest of his life behind glass. It’s up to Buzz, Mr. Potato Head, Hamm, Rex and Slinky Dog to rescue their friend and remind him what being a toy is all about. Buy the Blu-ray 3D combo pack right here.

Toy Story 3

Pixar returns to their first success with the blockbuster hit ‘Toy Story 3.’ The movie begins with Andy leaving for college and donating his beloved toys — including Woody (Tom Hanks) and Buzz (Tim Allen) — to a daycare. While the crew meets new friends, including Ken (Michael Keaton), they soon grow to hate their new surroundings and plan an escape. The film was directed by Lee Unkrich from a script co-authored by Little Miss Sunshine scribe Michael Arndt. Buy the Blu-ray 3D combo pack right here.

It’s a Wonderful Life

Take a trip to Bedford Falls to experience the life-affirming message of director Frank Capra’s enduringly popular classic all over again as ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ gets its wings in a new two-disc Blu-ray Shadow Box Gift Set. Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore and Henry Travers, the film has made an indelible impact on popular culture and continues to be a beloved part of many families’ holiday tradition. An ideal holiday gift, the Gift Set comes packaged in a striking shadow box and includes a two=-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray with a beautifully colorized version of the film in high definition and the original, digitally remastered black-and-white movie in high definition. The set also includes an exclusive bell ornament and a commemorative booklet. Buy the Blu-ray Giftset right here.

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Critically-acclaimed director Wayne Wang (The Joy Luck Club) weaves a contemporary tale with an old-world fable in ‘Snow Flower and the Secret Fan,’ now available on Blu-ray and DVD. Inspired by author Lisa See’s bestselling novel of the same name, ‘Snow Flower and the Secret Fan’ tells a poignant tale of eternal friendship. Growing up in 19th century China, Lily (Bingbing Li, The Forbidden Kingdom) and Snow Flower (Gianna Jun, My Sassy Girl) are brought together in a Laotong friendship—a lifelong bond between two women who rely on each other for companionship and comfort. Amid the civil unrest and gender discrimination of the era, the pair deals with life’s hardships together until they are separated by marriage and childbirth. As sworn sisters, however, the women continue to communicate through the secret Chinese language of nushu, hiding their stories and messages within the folds of delicate silk fans. In present day Shanghai, the Laotong’s descendants Nina (also played by Li) and Sophia (also played by Jun) struggle to maintain the intimacy of their own childhood friendship in the face of demanding careers and complicated love lives. Drawing on lessons of the past, the two modern women must understand the story of their ancestral connection or risk losing one another forever. What unfolds are two stories, generations apart, but everlasting in the notion of love, hope and friendship. Buy the DVD right here.

Brideshead Revisited

Winner of 17 international awards and launching the career of Jeremy Irons and Anthony Andrews, the iconic series returns in a stunning Blu-ray debut and DVD edition featuring exclusive new extras. ‘Brideshead Revisited: 30th Anniversary Edition‘ stars Academy and Emmy Award winning actor Jeremy Irons, Anthony Andrews, Diane Quick, Sir John Gielgud, Claire Bloom, and Sir Laurence Olivier in an Emmy-winning role, these 30th anniversary editions feature an all-new transfer from an HD source and are packed with special features, including a Revisiting Brideshead documentary, four commentaries, new photo galleries, outtakes, viewer’s guide. Based on the timeless novel by Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited took a staggering two years to make and is the equivalent of seven feature films back-to-back. Waugh tells a poignant story of romantic yearning and loss set in the world of British aristocracy. The story is told in flashbacks as Irons, an officer in the British Army, is stationed with his company at a remote country home that turns out to be Brideshead, a home in which he spent much of his younger years. The stationing triggers a multitude of memories of his youth and young manhood, his loves, life, and his journey of faith and anguish. Buy the 30th Anniversary Edition DVD right here.

Tom Cruise Blu-ray Collection

Relive some of Tom Cruise’s best performances in an array of contemporary classics including ‘Collateral,’ ‘Days of Thunder,’ ‘The Firm,’ ‘Minority Report,’ ‘Top Gun’ and ‘War of the Worlds.’ Buy the Blu-ray collection right here.

Crazy, Stupid, Love

Sad-sack divorcée Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) finds his second wind in life after meeting a handsome young ladies’ man who teaches him how to become a master of the modern dating scene in the hit ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love.’ A devoted family man who married his high school sweetheart, Cal had a great house and a stable job when his wife, Emily (Julianne Moore), left him to be with another man. When Emily announces that she’s filing for divorce, Cal finds himself awkwardly thrust into the dating scene and begins drinking his nights away at the local pub. Just when it’s starting to look as if there’s no hope for Cal, confirmed bachelor Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling) decides to add some much-needed excitement to the sulking, newly single father’s life. Buy the Blu-ray combo pack right here.

Tabloid

She was a hot mess long before there was a word for it. Miss Wyoming Joyce McKinney is at the center of a gripping true-crime story that continues to make jaws drop, and documentary maker extraordinaire Errol Morris recounts her story as only he can in ‘Tabloid.’ Oscar-winning director Errol Morris presents his most provocative – and sexiest – film yet. Thirty years before the antics of Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears, Miss Wyoming Joyce McKinney made her mark as a tabloid staple. In the late 1970s, McKinney kidnapped her former beau, Kirk Anderson, who had become a Mormon missionary in the U.K., and tied him to a bed to “deprogram” his religious beliefs – by having nonstop sex with him. Morris (The Fog of War, The Thin Blue Line) follows the salacious adventures of this beauty queen with an IQ of 168 whose single-minded devotion to the man of her dreams leads her across the globe, into jail and onto the front page. On the way, Morris visits a surreal world of risqué photography, magic underwear and celestial sex. Funny, strange and disturbing and complete with new interviews with McKinney, TABLOID is a vivid portrait of obsession, delusion and scandal sheet notoriety. Buy the DVD right here.

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

An A-List cast takes center stage with the Blu-ray release of Miramax’s ‘Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.’ Academy Award winning actor and Oscar nominated director George Clooney stars and directs the film adaptation of Chuck Barris’s cult classic memoir – the story of a television producer who moonlights as a CIA operative. The film also stars Sam Rockwell, Drew Barrymore, Michael Cera and Julia Roberts. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Roswell: The Aliens Attack

UFO’s. Space aliens. Death rays. It’s the stuff comic books are made of…or is it? Science fiction and scientific fact collide with a vengeance in the riveting sci-fi thriller ‘Roswell: The Aliens Attack.’ The year is 1947 and something has crashed in the desert near Roswell, New Mexico. At the charred crash site, the U.S. military makes a startling discovery: two small, gray bodies with long, narrow fingers, misshapen heads and dark slits for eyes and mouths. The creatures are quickly retrieved and sent to the base, while the P.R. damage control machine shifts into high gear. But what the military has on ice are only decoys. The real alien threat walks among us. They look and sound human, but they’re on a chilling mission: to seized control of Earth-before annihilating mankind! Now the best-kept secret on the planet is about to be revealed … but who will survive to tell the tale? Buy the DVD right here.

Rawhide

‘Rawhide’ is a rough and tough action adventure story about a group of very brave men lead by a trail boss, Gil Favor (Eric Fleming), and his rugged right hand man, Rowdy Yates (Clint Eastwood), who lead a 3000 head herd of cattle across the west through many brutal situations. Relive the action and adventure of the classic TV western Rawhide with the release of the second volume of Season Four. Capture the struggles and hardships of an incredible group of men who heard cattle across the old West. Buy the Season 4, Volume 2 DVD right here.

Victorious

Hit the stage with Tori Vega and the students at Hollywood Arts High School in ‘Victorious‘ Season 1, Volume 2 DVD. The all-new two-disc set includes the last nine episodes of the series’ first season, including the hour-long special “Freak the Freak Out” and the hit TV event “iParty with Victorious.” Guest stars include Perez Hilton in “Wi-Fi in the Sky” as well as Kenan Thompson and the cast if ‘iCarly’ in the star-studded cross-over special “iParty with Victorious.” Plus, go behind-the-scenes for the making of the “iParty with Victorious” musical mash-up performance and the music video for ‘Victorious’ star Victoria Justice’s single “Best Friend’s Brother.” Buy the Season 1, Volume 2 DVD right here.

Scrooged

Celebrate Christmas past, present and future with an uproarious and contemporary take on Charles Dickens’ classic tale with the Blu-ray release of ‘Scrooged.’ Starring Bill Murray as a television executive with the heart of stone, the film takes viewers on a darkly comic adventure populated by an all-star cast including Karen Allen, John Forsythe, Bobcat Goldwaith and Carol Kane. A network TV president is perhaps the most cold-hearted man ever, but his holiday spirit is given a painful booster shot by three vengeful ghosts. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

How the States Got Their Shapes

When the founding fathers drew the first map of America, they confronted many of the same challenges that unite and divide us today. ‘How the States Got Their Shapes’ the hit series from History explores how our borders evolved — and continue to change — in response to religion, transportation, communication, politics, culture clashes and even Mother Nature. This is no textbook-style documentary series, and the complete season one is now available on DVD. In ‘How the States Got Their Shapes,’ journalist and former “Daily Show” correspondent Brian Unger hits the road to uncover the history hidden in our map. From the crooked borders in the east to the organized boxes in the west, the shapes of the states are more than simple geography. Every line on the map of America is a surprising clue that reveals how the 13 colonies became the 50 states and how an intrepid group of settlers and immigrants built a new nation. The same forces that shaped our states still influence us today — how we eat, speak, vote, pray and play. Do you wonder how flying fish are threatening to re-draw the shape of Illinois? Or what the use of cell phones by Pennsylvania’s Amish has to do with the shape of their state? How about how is the phrase “sold down the river” linked to the shape of what might be our 51st state? From the Atlantic to the Pacific, the nation’s capital to your own backyard, ‘How the States Got Their Shapes’ will uncover the history you never knew about the places you know best. Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.

An Invisible Sign

Jessica Alba gives an unexpected performance as a math whiz who can’t quite figure out life in ‘An Invisible Sign,’ a touching drama from Mad Hot Ballroom director Marilyn Agrelo. Jessica Alba, one of the screen’s most successful and versatile stars thanks to such movies as Spy Kids: All the Time in the World, The Killer Inside Me, Little Fockers and Machete, as well as her career-making lead in James Cameron’s TV series Dark Angel, delivers a stunning change of pace in ‘An Invisible Sign.’ She plays Mona Gray, a quirky young woman who has retreated into a private world of numbers ever since her beloved mathematician father became mentally ill 10 years earlier. When Mona is offered a job as an elementary school math teacher, at first she is terrified, but soon she introduces the students to her numerical obsession and inspires their own love of numbers. She bonds especially closely with a bright pupil (Sophie Nyweide) whose mother is dying of cancer. But can the joys of arithmetic – multiplied by the hint of a budding first romance with the school science teacher (Chris Messina of Julie & Julia) – help Mona discover a new life? Buy the DVD right here.

The Superhero Squad Show: The Infinity Gauntlet

The universe is in big trouble if the supervillain Thanos is able to collect all the gems necessary to complete the all-powerful Infinity Gauntlet. Can our lovable heroes – Iron Man, The Hulk, Thor, Wolverine, Falcon and Scarlet Witch – stop him in time? And what about the malevolent devourer Galactus? Experience the action and laughs with this second volume of ‘The Super Hero Squad’s hilariously wild second season. Boasting a stellar ensemble of well-known celebrity voice talent, ‘The Super Hero Squad Show’ animated series features super-stylized versions of Marvel’s popular characters (including Captain America, Silver Surfer, Thor, Hulk, Wolverine and Iron Man) with a comedic twist. Buy the Season 2, Volume 2 DVD right here.

Leapfrog: 3-DVD Learning Collection + Book

Learning is fun again this holiday season with the release of ‘LeapFrog: 3-DVD Learning Collection + Book.’ The all-new gift set includes the recently released titles “The Amazing Alphabet Amusement Park,” “Numbers Ahoy” and “Learn to Read at the Storybook Factory” plus a bonus book in one fun package, making it the perfect present for young children. Learn the alphabet, how to count and the basics of reading in this incredible 3-DVD learning gift set. Buy the DVD right here.

Trespass

In a private, wealthy community, priority is placed on security and no exception is made for the Miller family’s estate. Behind their pristine walls and manicured gardens, Kyle (Nicolas Cage), a fast-talking businessman, has entrusted the mansion’s renovation to his stunning wife, Sarah (Nicole Kidman) in the thrilling home invasion film ‘Trespass.’ But between making those big decisions and keeping tabs on their defiant teenage daughter (Liana Liberato), Sarah often finds herself distracted by a young, handsome worker (Cam Gigandet) at their home. Nothing is what it seems, and it will take a group of cold-blooded criminals led by Elias (Ben Mendelsohn), who have been planning a vicious home invasion for months, to bring the Miller family together. When they storm the manor, everyone is tangled up in betrayal, deception, temptation and scheming. Kyle, Sarah and Avery will take the ultimate risk to make it out with their lives – and their family – intact. Buy the DVD right here.

Bye, Bye, Pacifier! Big Kid Stories with Elmo

Everyone’s favorite furry monster is helping your little one become a “big kid” as Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street and Warner Home Video release ‘Bye Bye, Pacifier! Big Kid Stories with Elmo’ on DVD. Elmo shows preschoolers how to deal with difficult emotions and encourages them to learn new things in Bye Bye, Pacifier! Big Kid Stories with Elmo – helping kids through important milestones such as giving up a pacifier, learning to ride a tricycle and getting a first haircut. Bye Bye, Pacifier! Big Kid Stories with Elmo provides young children with encouragement, comfort and laughs on their journey to becoming a “big kid.” Featuring three stories that every child and parent can relate to, including a tale from Elmo on how he gave up his binky, this DVD will help kids feel confident in saying goodbye to their pacifiers too! Additionally, Bye Bye, Pacifier! Big Kid Stories with Elmo, contains all-new animated content and Elmo belts out a brand new tune entitled “Big Kid Too.” DVD extras include a 19-page PDF story and activity book and the classic clip “Proud.” Buy the DVD right here.

Warren Miller’s Wintervention

Warren Miller Entertainment is stepping in to solve your skiing and snowboarding problem — and we’re bringing board-certified experts with us. Athletes like Hugo Harrisson, Jossi Wells, Chris Davenport, JJ Thomas, Reggie Crist and Andy Mahre know all about the fine line between passion and obsession. They’re here to let you know: you don’t have a problem. It’s the people who don’t know what they’re missing that really need the help in ‘Warren Miller’s Wintervention.’ For the past year, we’ve spanned the globe — literally. From ski mountaineering near the North Pole to launching zodiac boats toward the snowy shores of Antarctica, we leave no corner of the frozen planet untouched in our search for a cure to what ails you. There are terrain parks stocked with the sport’s top talent, peaks that define the Alaskan Chugach, and snow so deep it makes fat skis look skinny. This film is for those who drive with the windows down in January; who can often be found laughing while they shovel their walkways; and who consider their own back porches to be a season-long archive of local snowfall. Join others like you for a celebration of the one season that defines your year. Join all of us for a Wintervention. Buy the DVD right here.

The Santa Incident

The fate of Christmas is in the hands of two secret service agents, two children and a trio of elves with the all-new Holiday film ‘The Santa Incident,’ now available on DVD November 1. Starring Ione Skye (Fever Pitch, Say Anything) and Greg Germann (“Ally McBeal,” Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby), the fun-filled family adventure is a Hallmark Channel original film and originally premiered as part of the channel’s “Countdown to Christmas” programming. When Santa’s sleigh is mistaken for a UFO, he is marooned in a small town. Luckily rescued by two children, he tries to prepare for Christmas while stranded far from the North Pole. Desperate to make sure Christmas isn’t ruined this year, Santa must find a way to take flight by Christmas Eve. Just in time for the holidays, The Santa Incident provides fun wholesome entertainment the entire family can enjoy together. Buy the DVD right here.

Rejoice & Shout

Rejoice and Shout‘ traces the evolution of Gospel through its many musical styles, from the spirituals and early hymns, the four-part harmony-based quartets, the integration of blues and swing into Gospel, the emergence of Soul, and the blending of Rap and Hip Hop elements. Rejoice and Shout connects the history of African-American culture with Gospel as it first impacted popular culture at large. Exploring how gospel music walked in step with the story of African-American culture, the movie takes viewers through important moments in history such as slavery, hardscrabble rural existence and plantation work, the exodus to major cities, the Depression, World War II, civil rights and empowerment. Years in the making, ‘Rejoice and Shout’ captures so much of what is special about gospel music and African-American Christianity. Buy the DVD right here.

Magic Trip

In 1964, Ken Kesey, the famed author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, set off on a legendary, LSD-fuelled cross-country road trip to the New York World’s Fair. He was joined by “The Merry Band of Pranksters,” a renegade group of counterculture truth-seekers, including Neal Cassady, the American icon immortalized in Kerouac’s On the Road, and the driver and painter of the psychedelic Magic Bus. Kesey and the Pranksters intended to make a documentary about their trip, shooting footage on 16MM, but the film was never finished and the footage has remained virtually unseen. With ‘Magic Trip,’ Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood were given unprecedented access to this raw footage by the Kesey family. They worked with the Film Foundation, History and the UCLA Film Archives to restore over 100 hours of film and audiotape, and have shaped an invaluable document of this extraordinary piece of American history. Buy the DVD right here.

The Grateful Dead Movie

Long out of print, but now restored to its splendid glory – ‘The Grateful Dead Movie’ is now available on Blu-ray, much to the delight of fans worldwide. Co-directed by Jerry Garcia, The Grateful Dead Movie was originally released in 1977 and captures performances from five October 1974 shows at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom. The deluxe 2-disc set contains the feature film on Blu-ray and a DVD loaded with an extensive slate of bonus features. Disc 1 features the film in its entirety transferred from the original 35mm film negative in High Definition and presented in 1.78:1 widescreen aspect ratio. The performances include Dead classics such as “Truckin’,” “Sugar Magnolia,” and “Casey Jones.” Disc 2 is a DVD containing more than 95 minutes of bonus concert footage, including “Uncle John’s Band,” “Sugaree,” “The Other One‚” and more as well as extensive bonus features. Additionally, viewers can choose which sound mix they want, including a 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio presentation of the original theatrical audio mix, a DTS 5.1 audio mix, mixed from the master multitrack tapes, or the PCM 2.0 audio mix, all from the master multitrack tapes. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Dr. Seuss’s Holidays on the Loose

The Grinch, the Cat in the Hat and many other legendary literary characters come to life on ‘Dr. Seuss’s Holidays on the Loose!’ a new release from Warner Home Video. This set will feature three Dr. Seuss specials plus bonus features. Celebrate that special time of year with Dr. Seuss’ magical stories. Just in time for the gift-giving season, Dr. Seuss’s Holidays on the Loose! offers consumers the perfect collection of iconic classics in an all new gift set that is sure to captivate both kids and adults alike. Dr. Seuss’s Holidays on the Loose! Featured Specials Include: How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Grinch Grinches The Cat in the Hat and Halloween is Grinch Night. Buy the DVD right here.

Tom and Jerry

Take one blue and white domestic cat. Add one small brown house mouse. Mix in a handful of chases, stir in a few falling anvils and top off with one brutish bulldog named Spike. What do you get? ‘Tom and Jerrry: Fur Flying Adventures Volume 3,’ which yields 14 delightful cartoons! This fast and funny collection rises to the occasion with a crazy camping trip (Sasquashed), a chase through a carnival’s haunted house (Spook House Mouse), an Alaskan adventure (Northern Light Fish Fight) and an encounter with an abominable snow rodent (Snow Mouse). Endless fun is the main course served up in this new all-family feast of animated fun. Buy the Volume 3 DVD right here.

Cop Land

Respect turns to regret in ‘Cop Land’ Collector’s Series, now available on Blu-ray. Garrison is a small suburban New Jersey town, known as ‘Cop Land’ for the influx of New York City police officers that reside there. Freddy Heflin (Sylvester Stallone) has long-admired these officers, but partial deafness kept him from applying to the force. Now the sheriff of Garrison, he uncovers a massive conspiracy among his beloved residents that could turn deadly. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

His Way

Legendary film producer and personal manager Jerry Weintraub steps out from behind the scenes and takes his turn in the spotlight in the feature-length documentary ‘His Way.’ Emmy nominated for Outstanding Nonfiction Special, ‘His Way’ was directed by Academy Award nominee Douglas McGrath and produced by Emmy and Peabody-winning documentary producer Graydon Carter (editor of Vanity Fair) and Academy Award winner Steven Soderburgh (director of ‘Traffic’). It chronicles the career of the trailblazing Hollywood entrepreneur, utilizing personal video, archival footage and one-on-one interviews with Weintraub, his friends, family, and co-workers, and some of today’s biggest stars. Buy the DVD right here.