New On DVD This Week: Breaking Bad, Pretty Little Liars, White Collar, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

by | June 5, 2012 at 4:55 PM | General

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Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad‘ Season 4 is the most shocking and explosive season yet and is now available on Blu-ray and DVD. Chemistry teacher Walter White’s dark transformation to full-blown criminal reaches new lethal heights as this battle of wits with vicious drug kingpin Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito, ‘Once Upon a Time’)  continues. Bryan Cranston, winner of three Best Actor Emmys for his role as Walt, stars alongside Aaron Paul, Emmy winner (Best Supporting Actor) for his portrayal of Walt’s colleague, Jesse, in this critically acclaimed dramatic series. Voted by the Writer’s Guild of America as 2012′s Best Drama Series, ‘Breaking Bad’ also stars Anna Gunn (‘Deadwood’), Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt and RJ Mitte. The Complete Season 4 contains all 13 episodes, in addition to more than 13 hours of addicting special features including uncensored episodes, deleted scenes, cast and crew commentaries on all 13 episodes, a gag reel, 30 featurettes and much much more. Buy the Season 4 Blu-ray right here.

Pretty Little Liars

Who is “A?” Explore one of basic cable’s biggest secrets with the release of ‘Pretty Little Liars: The Complete Second Season‘ on DVD. The Show stars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Holly Marie Combs, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, Ian Harding and Sasha Pieterse. The six-disc set contains all 25 episodes of the second season, plus never-before-seen bonus features, including two brand-new featurettes and deleted scenes. Filled with mystery, scandal and intrigue, the one-hour drama, based on the best-selling book series, returns for another suspenseful season. In Season 1, as four 16-year-old best friends – Aria, Hanna, Spencer and Emaily – dealt with the aftermath of their best friend Alison’s mysterious death, they believed their secrets were safe forever. Yet they begin to receive threatening messages from someone named “A” who seemed to know their most private details – threatening everything they held dear in their suburban community. Buy the Season 2 DVD right here.

White Collar

The Season 3 DVD of ‘White Collar‘ features never-before-seen bonus footage including deleted scenes, a gag reel, commentary on “Judgment Day,” a ‘White Collar’ trivia challenge for fans and a hilarious intervention caught on tape by the cast and crew with showrunner Jeff Eastin who’s overzealous tweeting gets out of hand. ‘White Collar’ focuses on the unlikely partnership between charming con artist Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer) and straightman FBI agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay). Caffrey provides his expertise to help Burke catch other elusive criminals in exchange for his freedom, and together they prove that in order to solve the hardest crimes, you must hire the smartest criminal. Buy the Season 3 DVD right here.

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

Embark upon the adventure of a lifetime as ‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,’ is now available on Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download. The follow-up to the 2008 worldwide hit ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth,’ ‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’ is a 3D family adventure that transports viewers a place so remote it has lain hidden for centuries, and, when found, is almost impossible to escape. ‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’ begins when seventeen-year-old Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson) receives a coded distress signal from a mysterious island where no island should exist. Unable to stop him from tracking the signal to its source, Sean’s new stepfather, Hank (Dwayne Johnson), joins the quest that will take them first to the South Pacific, and then to a place few people have ever seen or lived to tell. It’s a place of stunning beauty, strange and threatening life forms, volcanoes, mountains of gold and more than one astonishing secret. Together with Gabato, the only helicopter pilot willing to risk the trip, and Gabato’s beautiful, strong-willed daughter Kailani (Hudgens), they set out to find the island, rescue its lone human inhabitant and escape before seismic shockwaves force the island underwater and bury its treasures forever. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Falling Skies

TNT’s epic alien-invasion saga ‘Falling Skies,’ from DreamWorks Television, TNT Productions and executive producer Steven Spielberg – is now available on Blu-ray and DVD. Noah Wyle (ER) stars in the powerful drama, which finished its first season as basic cable’s #1 new series of 2011. Falling Skies: The Complete First Season will include numerous special features, including a sneak peek at the eagerly anticipated second season, slated to launch with a two-hour season premiere on June 17 at 9:00pm ET/PT. ‘Falling Skies’ chronicles the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that leaves most of the world completely incapacitated. In the six months since the initial invasion, survivors band together to begin the difficult task of fighting back against the aggressive aliens. Outside of Boston, history professor Tom Mason (Wyle) helps lead a small army named 2nd Massachusetts in the battle of their lives to preserve their families and what’s left of humanity. The three-disc ‘Falling Skies: The Complete First Season’ DVD and two-disc Blu-ray set includes all 10 episodes from the action-packed drama’s first season, along with such special features as a sneak peek at season two, “Animating a Skitter” feature, commentary tracks and much more. Exclusive to the Blu-ray set will be an additional feature – “Falling Skies from Pencils to Print: The Comic Book Revealed” plus collectible trading card. All 10 episodes are also available for UltraViolet digital copy. Buy the Season 1 Blu-ray right here.

Burn Notice

The Season 5 DVD is loaded with exclusive content including an extended episode, deleted scenes, a gag reel and a thrilling featurette on the villains of ‘Burn Notice.’ Fans will celebrate the best of the “worst,” by exploring the ‘Burn Notice’ bad guys and get unique insights from the actors who play them along with a snarky rebuttal on their deeds from ‘Burn Notice’ star, Bruce Campbell. The suspense, betrayal and intense action make Season 5 of ‘Burn Notice’ a must-see. Master-spy Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) has just rejoined the CIA as consultant but after being framed for the murder of a close friend, partners with Kim Pearce (Lauren Stamile) to clear his name. After increasingly dangerous and criminal missions, Michael comes face to face with the man who burned him and the one closest to him who knew about it all along. Buy the Season 5 DVD right here.

John Carter

Disney brings to life an iconic hero, ‘John Carter,’ in a visually stunning new world with heart-pounding action. The heroic epic adventure ‘John Carter’ is now available on Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D, HD Digital, DVD and On-Demand  just in time for Father’s Day. As a warrior lost on Earth, John Carter is magically transported to Mars, where the fate of the planet and its people ultimately rest in his hands. With surprising new powers, and epic battles, he rises to become the man he is meant to be and the hero he truly is. From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton (Best Animated Film,’WALL•E,’ 2008) ‘John Carter’ is a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). John Carter is a war-weary, former military captain who’s inexplicably transported to Mars and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It’s a world on the brink of collapse, and Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands. Stunning special effects, great characters and villains — and complete with extraordinary bonus features — “John Carter” is a heroic and inspirational adventure that will thrill audiences beyond imagination. This ambitious and unforgettable screen adaptation of the classic novel “A Princess of Mars” by Edgar Rice Burroughs, stars heartthrob Taylor Kitsch (“Friday Night Lights,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) in the title role, Lynn Collins (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” “The Number 23”) as Dejah Thoris, Willem Dafoe (“The English Patient,” “Spider Man”) as Tars Tarkas, and Dominic West (“300,” “The Wire”) as Sab Than. The screenplay is written by Stanton, Mark Andrews and Michael Chabon. Buy the 3D Blu-ray/Combo Pack right here.

Safe House

A rookie CIA operative goes on the run with a rogue former intelligence officer after a South African safe house comes under attack by heavily armed mercenaries in the hit movie ‘Safe House.’ Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA agent just waiting for the perfect opportunity to prove himself. But that’s no easy task when you’ve been cooped up in an empty Cape Town safe house for a whole year. Weston realizes that a prime opportunity is headed his way, however, when he learns that former agent Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington) has been captured after nearly a decade on the run. Frost is about to become Weston’s one and only guest at the safe house, and the fledgling agent is determined to handle the situation like a true professional. But by selling U.S. secrets to countries like North Korea, Frost has made more than his fair share of enemies in high places, and shortly after he arrives at the safe house, all hell breaks loose. A small army of gunmen are determined to see Frost dead. Meanwhile, Weston will do everything in his power to protect Frost, regardless of his crimes. Now Weston’s only hope for getting out of this alive is to find out who’s gunning for them, and seek out someone he can trust before it’s too late. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Coast to coast, from Manhattan Island to Manhattan Beach, there’s nobody who compares to Larry David when it comes to social inappropriateness. In ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Eighth Season,’ Larry travels to the Big Apple and finds himself battling new girlfriends, politicians and even Michael J. Fox. Featuring all ten episodes along with bonus features, the two-disc DVD set is now available, just in time for Father’s Day. The latest season finds Larry newly divorced, living the bachelor life and navigating the LA dating scene. However, when a faulty alibi ends up landing him in New York City for an extended stay, he proves that faux-pas and character assassinations can occur just as easily in Manhattan as in Hollywood. Will New York change Larry, or is it the other way around? ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Eighth Season’ includes the bonus features “Leon’s Guide to NYC,” in which the character Leon offers his unique and entertaining take on what to do in the Big Apple, along with a roundtable discussion with Larry David and the cast recorded live at the 92nd Street Candid, unsparing and self-deprecating, ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ is driven by the off-kilter comic vision of its star and co-creator Larry David. A true HBO signature series, the show blurs the line between reality and fiction and is shot with only scene outlines in cinema verité-style, giving it an uproariously fresh and spontaneous narrative and improvisational quality. Buy the Season 8 DVD right here.

New Tricks

Featuring strong writing, wry humor, and a splendid cast, the long-running, award-winning series ‘New Tricks,’ Season 7 is now available on DVD. Amanda Redman (Sexy Beast), Dennis Waterman (The Sweeney, Circles of Deceit), Alun Armstrong (Garrow’s Law, Bleak House, Patriot Games), and James Bolam (The Beiderbecke Affair) star as a team of semi-retired and somewhat curmudgeonly detectives investigating cold cases. In this wildly popular series, aging cops and traditional sleuthing trump high-tech gadgets and modern criminology. New Tricks has run on the BBC for eight seasons since 2003 and has already been renewed for a ninth and tenth season. The series has enjoyed ongoing broadcast exposure in North America on public television, garnering fans on both sides of the Atlantic.  The DVD 3-disc set includes all ten episodes from Season 7, plus a bonus behind-the-scenes featurette and bloopers. James Bolam, Alun Armstrong, and Dennis Waterman star as three detectives pulled out of retirement to unravel cases that stumped the Metropolitan Police. Their beautiful boss, Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman (Amanda Redman), keeps them on track and mostly out of trouble as they follow their hunches and bend the rules. This time around, the team has its hands full with unsolved murders, an 18-year-old abduction, and a 30-year-old robbery that threatens the team’s very existence. Guest stars include Rupert Graves (Death at a Funeral), Paul Rhys (Chaplin), Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey), and Siân Phillips (I, Claudius). Buy the Season 7 DVD right here.

Hondo

‘Hondo’ is so “perfect” a John Ford western that many people assume it was directed by John Ford–or at the very least, Andrew McLaglen. Actually the director was suspense expert John Farrow, who worked with the “Duke” only twice in his career. In ‘Hondo,’ John Wayne plays a hard-bitten cavalry scout who is humanized by frontierswoman Geraldine Page and her young son (Lee Aaker, ‘Rin Tin Tin’). Try as he might, Wayne can’t convince Page to move off her land in anticipation of an Apache attack. He leaves her ranch, only to be ambushed by desperado Leo Gordon–who happens to be Page’s long-absent husband. Having killed Gordon, Hondo returns to the ranch to protect Page from the Indians, and to rekindle the woman’s hesitant love for him. The climactic attack sequence is enhanced by Hondo’s 3-D photography, one of the few truly effective utilizations of this much-maligned process. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Doc Martin

The huge hit dramedy currently airing on public television stations across the U.S., ‘Doc Martin,’ Series 5 is now available on DVD. Akin to House and Northern Exposure, BAFTA Winner Martin Clunes (Men Behaving Badly, Shakespeare in Love, Reggie Perrin) stars in the series as a misanthropic, socially maladjusted doctor forced to relocate to a rustic seaside village, where he immediately clashes with the town’s eccentric citizens. Emmy winner Eileen Atkins (Cranford, co-creator of Upstairs, Downstairs) joins the cast in Series 5. The DVD 2-disc set includes eight episodes, plus 62-minutes of behind-the-scenes segments. ‘Doc Martin’ is a huge hit in the U.K. with 10 million viewers, and its gaining momentum on public television; it’s the highest-rated program on KCET/Los Angeles. A sixth season will begin production in 2013. In Series 5, fatherhood hasn’t softened the dour Dr. Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes). He’s about to take a new position in London when events conspire to keep him in Portwenn. His infant son with Louisa (Caroline Catz, Murder in Suburbia) needs a name, his replacement doesn’t seem up to the job, and he receives devastating news. Like it or not, he’s stuck in the scenic Cornish village with its quirky inhabitants—most of whom have grudgingly grown rather fond of the grumpy doctor. Buy the Series 5 DVD right here.

Rogue River

Take an adventure into the woods as Lionsgate debuts ‘Rogue River’ on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand. Directed by Jourdan McClure, this slasher film stars horror icon Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects), Michelle Page (Stray), Lucinda Jenney (’24′) and Michael Cudlitz (‘Southland’). The film won the Audience Choice Award and Best of Festival Award for Feature Film at the 2010 Sacramento Film Festival and was an Official Selection at the 2010 ScreamFest Horror Film Festival. Gritty and suspenseful, the Rogue River DVD includes behind-the-scenes featurettes. Taking a trip into the isolated wilderness of Oregon to scatter her father’s ashes, Mara (Page) meets a kindly older gentleman, Jon (Moseley), who offers her a ride after her car has been towed by the local sheriff. She begrudgingly accepts only to be abducted later by Jon and subjected to various methods of emotional and physical torture. Risking everything to escape this hell, Mara won’t stop running until she finds safety. Buy the DVD right here.

Tomboy

Acclaimed writer/director Céline Sciamma (Water Lilies) brings a light and charming touch to the contemporary coming-of-age story ‘Tomboy‘, now available on DVD. Relationships between children, children and parents, and the most complicated one between one’s heart and body are explored in this story of a young girl who pretends to be a boy when she moves to a new town.  The cast includes dazzling newcomer Zoé Héran, Malonn Lévana (Fly Me to the Moon), Sophie Cattani (Polisse, Blame it on Mum) and Mathieu Demy (Americano).  Bonus materials include a behind-the-scenes documentary featuring interviews with the director and cast. Since its prestigious debut as the opening night film of the Berlin Film Festival’s Panorama section (where it went on to win the juried Teddy Award), Tomboy has won numerous awards including “Best Feature Film” at the 2011 Torino International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, the “Audience Award” for Best Feature at the 2011 San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, and the “Jury Prize” for Best Feature at the 2011 Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. In addition, the film is nominated for “Outstanding Film – Limited Release” at the 2012 GLAAD Media Awards. Buy the DVD right here.

Act of Vengeance

Millennium Entertainment proudly announces the DVD and Blu-ray release of ‘Act of Vengeance,’ an action-packed film starring Danny Glover (2012, Lethal Weapon), Gina Gershon (Killer Joe, P.S. I Love You), Robert Patrick (Safe House, Terminator 2), Haluk Bilinger (W.E.) and Mahsun Kirmizigul who also wrote and directed the film. After an unsuccessful and bloody raid in Istanbul, two Turkish anti-terrorist agents are sent to New York City on a mission to capture a notorious terrorist known only as “Dejjal” (Arabic for Antichrist). Working with the FBI and NYPD, the agents orchestrate the arrest of a suspect who may or not be the notorious Dejjal, but when events escalate, the foreign agents must take things in their own hands to avert disaster. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Victor, Victoria

A man impersonating a woman on stage? Piece of cake. But a woman whose livelihood depends on pretending to be a man who pretends to be a woman? Now you’ve got problems. You’ve also got laughs when Julie Andrews plays Victor and Victoria in ‘Victor, Victoria,’ this clever delight, from filmmaker Blake Edwards, boasting a marvelous Academy Award-winning score by Henry Mancini and Leslie Bricusse. Robert Preston plays a cabaret performer who devises the gender-bender stage act. Farcically complicating matters are James Garner as a mobster suspecting Victor is a Victoria and Lesley Ann Warren as a short-fused floozy. Of this movie’s seven Oscar nominations, three went to Golden Globe Winner Andrews (Actress), National Board of Review Award winner Preston (Supporting Actor) and Warren (Supporting Actress). Buy the DVD at WBshop.com.

ThunderCats

A betrayal. A reluctant leader. A journey like no other. A roaring return for a mighty menagerie of animation icons. Join Lion-O, Panthro, Snarf and more as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases ‘ThunderCats: Season 1, Book 2′ on DVD. The two-disc set includes eight action-packed episodes from the second half of the acclaimed first season of’ ‘ThunderCats.’ Starring Will Friedle, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Madeleine Hall, Satomi Kohrogi, Matthew Mercer, Eamon Pirruccello, Kevin Michael Richardson, Dee Bradley Baker, Clancy Brown, Corey Burton, Robin Atkin Downes and Larry Kenney, ThunderCats is executive produced by Sam Register with Michael Jelenic and Ethan Spaulding producing. In this reimagining of the seminal series from the 1980s, the ThunderCats are back in an all-new animated series that purrs with sensational stories starring your favorite characters in a sharp new telling of the story of prince Lion-O’s ascension to the throne — and those who would thwart his destiny at any cost. Along with Lion-O, follow the adventures of Tygra, Panthro, Snarf, Cheetara, WilyKit and WilyKat. As the threats of Mumm-Ra ring in their ears, these determined Cats know what they must do: find the Book of Omens, which holds the key to their future. Using his powerful Sword of Omens to achieve “sight beyond sight,” Lion-O guides his friends across the lands, facing vicious foes and making new allies. Prowl with the ThunderCats in this all-new adventure series through outer wastelands, magical forests, other dimensions and even to the legendary temple that conceals their ancient secrets. Buy the Season 1, Book 2 DVD right here.

American Pickers

In small towns, and along America’s back roads, treasures are waiting to be uncovered— valuable relics from history that are hidden in junk piles, buried in barns and stacked in garages. And, as you might imagine, it takes experts to find these treasures – and turn rust to riches.  In ‘American Pickers,‘ a History fan favorite going into its fourth season, follow  two of the most skilled “pickers”— Mike Wolfe, owner of Antique Archaeology, and his business partner, Frank Fritz— as they hunt down objects with historical, collectible and pop culture value that have been long forgotten by their owners.  Will they find a $325,000 motorcycle or a rusty old weather vane?  Find out with ‘American Pickers’ Volume 3. Across eight treasure-strewn episodes, the duo explore a century-old amusement park, pick their way through a geodesic dome and after years of begging, finally allow the office-based Danielle to get in on the action in episodes such as “Laurel and Hardy”, “Mike’s Breakdown” and “What’s in the Box?”.  And, along the way, viewers will meet people whose own stories open a fascinating window into American lives and history. Buy the Volume 3 DVD right here.

Hoosiers

From director David Anspaugh, one of the most legendary sports movies of all time is now available in an all new Blu-ray from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Based on the true story of the Milan High School basketball team, ‘Hoosiers‘ boasts an all-star cast that includes the likes of Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, and Academy Award nominee Dennis Hopper. Norman Dale (Gene Hackman) is a volatile basketball coach with a dark past who arrives in a small, rural Indiana town to attempt to lead the high school team to victory. This group of underdogs needs all the help they can get, and no one would have ever suspected that it would come from the unlikely duo of Dale and his newly hired assistant coach, the town’s recovering alcoholic, Shooter (Dennis Hopper). Under Dale and Shooter’s guidance, the Hickory team surprises their town – and themselves – by not only becoming an unstoppable team during the basketball season, but also taking home the 1952 State Championship. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Phineas and Ferb

While Phineas and Ferb do it all to make every day the best day ever, evil lurks just around the corner! But there is hope for the unsuspecting citizens of Danville. Now, for the very first time, crack open the top- secret archives of O.W.C.A. (Organization Without a Cool Acronym) to expose…’The Perry Files.’ Join Perry the Platypus–a.k.a. Agent P.–on his most exciting adventures as he thwarts his nemesis, Dr. Doofenshmirtz, at every turn. With groovy gadgets, mad skills and his trademark brown fedora, this semi- aquatic, egg-layin’ mammal of action is unstoppable! Experience the hilarious havoc as he defends the Tristate Area against Doof’s “inators,” battles rogue agent “Dennis the Bunny,” and much more. When it comes to secret agents, Perry’s not only the real deal, he’s real teal. Buy the Perry Files DVD right here.

Hatfields & McCoys: Bad Blood

Take a trip back to the Civil War era as Lionsgate debuts ‘Hatfields & McCoys: Bad Blood’ on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand. This action-packed western stars Jeff Fahey (Grindhouse), Perry King (The Day After Tomorrow), Priscilla Barnes (‘Three’s Company’) and Christian Slater (True Romance). This historical family feud is brought to life on DVD, which includes a director’s commentary and a stills gallery. The Hatfields and McCoys fight for justice and vengeance in a feud that spans decades and costs many lives. As the Civil War rages on, Asa McCoy, a Union soldier, heads home to West Virginia after a horrific battle. On the way, he runs into his neighbors, the Hatfields, who are Confederate sympathizers. Furious with the idea that one of their neighbors is fighting for the Union, the Hatfields gun down Asa and begin a decades-long feud between the families. As the familial battle rages on and more people are killed, things become complicated as two young adults from each side fall in love – and one family is brought to justice. Buy the DVD right here.

Workaholics

Comedy Central Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment  have released the ‘Workaholics‘ Season 2 on DVD and Seasons 1 and 2 Combo Doggy Blu-Ray. The Season 2 DVD features all 10 uncensored episodes from the sophomore season, plus never-before-seen bonus features including: Behind the Scenes in the Writers’ Room; Bloopers; Alternate Takes and Deleted Scenes; and “Drunkmentary” on all episodes.The Season 1 and 2 Combo Doggy Blu-Ray includes all 20 uncensored episodes from the first two seasons and an outstanding selection of bonus features: New Season 1 Behind-the-Scenes – Countdown to V-Town: Lead-Up to the Series Premiere; Behind the Scenes in the Writers’ Room; Cast Interviews; Bloopers; Alternate Takes and Deleted Scenes; Live at Bonnaroo; “Drunkmentary” on all episodes; and more. Buy the Season 1 & 2 Blu-ray right here.

Private Romeo

Based on William Shakespeare’s immortal Romeo and Juliet, the critically-acclaimed ‘Private Romeo‘ is now available on DVD. Directed by Alan Brown (Book of Love, Superheroes) and starring Seth Numrich (‘Gravity’) and Matt Doyle (‘Gossip Girl’) from the Tony Award-winning play “War Horse,” ‘Private Romeo’ updates Shakespeare’s classic tragedy by setting it in an all-male military school. The film also stars Hale Appleman (Beautiful Ohio), Chris Bresky (Going the Distance), Sean Hudock (‘Powerless’), Adam Barrie, Bobby Moreno, and Charlie Barnett.  The entire cast of the film was honored with the 2011 Outfest Grand Jury Award for “Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film.” Set in a modern day military school, this smash hit gay adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet features hot Broadway “War Horse” actors Seth Numrich and Matt Doyle as the star-crossed lovers. When eight cadets are left behind at an isolated military high school, the greatest romantic drama ever written seeps out of the classroom and permeates their lives. Incorporating the original text of Romeo and Juliet, YouTube videos, and lip-synced indie rock music, Private Romeo takes viewers to a mysterious and tender place that only Shakespeare could have inspired. Buy the DVD right here.

Skin Deep

Zach is in love. It’s the best thing ever to happen to him. It’s the worst thing ever to happen to him in ‘Skin Deep.’ Because – for now at least – the person Zach loves most is himself. Writer/director Blake Edwards combines slapstick with battle-of-the-sexes brio in this gag-infused tale of a womanizer who finally grows up. John Ritter plays mid-life-crazy Zach, ready to win back his ex-wife…if he can somehow give up his randy habits. Featuring wall-to-wall verbal and physical wit, Skin Deep tops itself with a scene that, even today, remains glowingly funny and original. Buy the DVD at WBshop.com.

The Journey

In 1956, a band of international refugees flee Budapest, escaping the bloodshed of the Hungarian uprising in the classic film ‘The Journey.’ Among them are Lady Diana Ashmore (Deborah Kerr) and her lover, Hungarian Paul Kedes (Jason Robards, Jr.), who is forced to hide both his nationality and the wound he suffered in a street battle. The frightened refugees are halted at the Austrian border by Soviet Major Surov (Yul Brynner). Surov finds himself drawn to Diana as he interrogates the refugees in a hunt for suspicious persons. If Paul is discovered, everyone’s life may be in danger. The Journey reunites Kerr and Brynner three years after they won acclaim in The King and I. Buy the DVD at WBshop.com.

Team Umizoomi: Umigames

Join Milli, Geo and Bot on four sports-themed math adventures in ‘Team Umizoomi: Umigames.’ Preschoolers will learn many math skills, including counting, patterns, measurement and more. Get in the Olympic spirit and don’t miss out on the Umi Team’s latest all-new DVD. ‘Team Umizoomi’ features a tiny team of superheroes, Milli, Geo and bot, who use their mighty math powers to help little kids solve big problems. The series combines action-adventure missions with an interactive math curriculum designed to help kids develop self-confidence in their math abilities, and appreciate the many way in which math shapes their world. Buy the DVD right here.

G.I. Joe: Renegades

Prepare to join the action and witness the emergence of the heroic G.I. JOE team as a cadre of highly-trained specialists who are forced to band together to prevent the nefarious COBRA from achieving world domination. Fan favorite animated series ‘G.I. JOE: Renegades’ Season One, Volume 1 is now available on DVD. Featuring the first 13 episodes from the first season, this collectible 2-DVD set is a must have for fans, kids and collectors. The initial product run of G.I. JOE: Renegades Season One, Volume 1 DVD set will include a Movie Cash offer to see the upcoming major motion picture G.I. JOE: Retaliation, in theaters June 29. When a spy mission against Cobra Industries goes awry, a group of young G.I. JOE team members is forced to hit the road as fugitives. Now the team members — Duke, Scarlett, Roadblock, Tunnel Rat, Ripcord, Breaker and Snake Eyes— must use their wits and elite training to prove their innocence to the world before being caught by the authorities, the COBRA organization or, worse yet, another elite military team called the Falcons. Buy the Season 1, Volume 1 DVD right here.

Washington: Behind Closed Doors

Showcasing high-stakes political intrigue at its best, the award-winning miniseries inspired by the Nixon presidency, ‘Washington: Behind Closed Doors,’ is now available on DVD. Based on the post-Watergate novel, The Company, by former Nixon advisor John Ehrlichman, the seven-time Emmy nominated program stars Cliff Robertson (Falcon Crest, Spider-Man, and Best Actor Academy Award for Ch arly), two-time Oscar winner Jason Robards (All the President’s Men, Julia), two-time Emmy nominee Stefanie Powers (Hart to Hart), and Robert Vaughn (The Magnificent Seven), who won for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series. Broadcast on ABC in 1977, the acclaimed miniseries co-stars Andy Griffith (Matlock) and John Houseman (The Paper Chase). The DVD 3-disc set includes six episodes, plus an 8-page viewer’s guide with articles on the historical background of the program. CIA director Bill Martin (Cliff Robertson) knows that an incoming president means a new direction for the country—and another set of eyes on the top secret Primula Report. Martin tries to build a rapport with his new boss, but President Richard Monckton (Jason Robards) is more interested in settling old scores and cleaning house with the help of the FBI. Against the backdrop of a war in Southeast Asia and antiwar protests at home, this political drama tells the story of an increasingly paranoid president, an administration under siege, and a reckless group of White House aides desperate to hold on to power. Buy the DVD right here.

Arn: The Knight Templar

Artfully set in Sweden and the Middle East, ARN is the sweeping and epic tale of war and intrigue, friendship and betrayal – as well as an unforgettable love story – portrayed through a rich gallery of brave knights, powerful queens and treacherous kings. ‘Arn: The Knight Templar,’ an internationally acclaimed TV series based on the best-selling crusades trilogy by Jan Guillou and, at approximately $35 million, the most lavish production ever undertaken in Scandinavia, is now available on DVD. Born in 1150 in western Sweden, Arn Magnusson (Stellan Skarsgard, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Thor, Good Will Hunting) grows up to become an educated man and skilled swordsman.  When he meets Cecilia Algotsdottor (Sofia Helin), she becomes the love of his life, but a cruel and jealous world forces them apart: Cecilia is imprisoned in a convent and Arn is sent away as a Knight Templar to the Holy Land, where war is raging between Christians and Muslims.  They both must fight to survive, confront evil and overcome physical hardship.  And, though their painful separation causes their faith in God to waver, it doesn’t shake their faith in each other and their confidence that they will one day be reunited.  When Arn returns home, he must fight for his love and what has become his life’s mission: reuniting Sweden into one kingdom.  Also starring in this epic are Simon Callow (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love), Vincent Perez (The Crow: City of Angels, Queen of the Damned), Michael Nyqvist (Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). Buy the complete series right here.

The Yankles

Winner of nine film festival awards, ‘The Yankles’ is anything but your typical baseball movie. Starring Don Most (Ralph Malph in “Happy Days,” The Great Buck Howard) and Bart Johnson (High School Musical franchise), ‘The Yankles’ is now available on Blu-ray and DVD from Magnolia Home Entertainment. When a down-and-out ex-baseball player, Charlie Jones (Brian Wimmer), needs to meet his community service hours as a coach and no one wants him, it takes an obscure orthodox yeshiva baseball team to get him to see the light.  The humorous match made in heaven has both Charlie and a group of aspiring rabbis reaching unexpected triumphs, which results in entrance to the college world series.  With the championship victory in sight, will the Yankles and Charlie Jones be able to overcome their differences? Buy the Blu-ray right here.

A Perfect World

Academy Award winners Kevin Costner and Clint Eastwood confront each other from opposite sides of the law in ‘A Perfect World,’ an acclaimed, multilayered manhunt saga (directed by Eastwood) that rumbles down Texas backroads toward a harrowing collision with fate. Costner plays Butch Haynes, a hardened prison escapee on the lam with a young hostage (T.J. Lowther in a remarkable film debut) who sees in Butch the father figure he never had. Eastwood is wily Texas Ranger Red Garnett, leading deputies and a criminologist (Laura Dern) on a statewide pursuit. Red knows every road and pothole in the Panhandle. What’s more, he knows the elusive Haynes – because their paths have crossed before. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Civilization: The West and the Rest with Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson, internationally acclaimed author and historian, brings you the highly anticipated documentary series ‘Civilization: The West and the Rest with Niall Ferguson.’ Named by Time magazine as one of their top 100 most influential people, Ferguson investigates the influence of the West and its hold over the rest of the world since 1500 A.D. The way people live – or aspire to live – is unmistakably an invention of the West. All over the world, more and more humans eat a Western diet, wear Western clothes and live in Western housing. The religion exported by the West, Christianity, is still followed by a third of mankind. But are we living through the beginning of the end of the West’s ascendancy? In this remarkable series, Niall Ferguson explains how by juxtaposing the West and ‘the Rest’, we can uncover the keys – the six killer applications – of Western ascendancy: Competition, Science, Democracy, Medicine, Consumerism, and Work Ethic. These keys may hold the real explanation of how, for roughly five centuries, a clear minority of mankind managed to secure the lion’s share of the Earth´s resources. Buy the DVD right here.

Half a Hero

Audiences always roared with delight when Red Skelton went one-on-one with post-war life in The Yellow Cab Man, The Fuller Brush Man and other films. In ‘Half a Hero,’ the legendary comic took on a slice of 20th-century Americana that still resonates today: the suburbs. Red plays Ben Dobson, a magazine writer whose boss approves of Ben because he lives in a cramped Manhattan apartment instead of “the slums of tomorrow”: the ‘burbs. So, of course, when Ben movies his family to a sprawling housing development, he struggles (hilariously_ to keep the fact a secret. Jean Hagen, a year after her iconic portrayal of the itsy-voiced screen siren in Singin’ in the Rain, plays Ben’s long-suffering wife, and singer Polly Bergen makes a guest appearance with a torrid nightclub-scene rendition of “Love.” Buy the DVD at WBshop.com.

S.O.B.

Felix Farmer’s (Richard Mulligan) latest movie flops – and lots of Hollywood types spring into action in ‘S.O.B.‘ Agents are called. Lawyers are retained. Statements are issued. It’s what master comedy director Blake Edwards calls “Standard Operating Bull,” the subject of his gleefully satiric S.O.B. Julie Andrews is a wholesome superstar about to alter her image…radically. Aiding and abetting the madness are William Holden, Robert Preston, Robert Vaughn, Shelley Winters, Loretta Swit and more. Dialogue crackles like fat in a fire, gags range from dead-on deadpan to comedic broadsides, insights bristle and sting. Nothing standard here: S.O.B. is extraordinary. Buy the DVD at WBshop.com.

Babar: The Classic Series

First appearing in Histoire de Babar, Jean de Brunhoff’s 1931 storybook classic based on a tale that his wife Cecile had invented for their children, Babar the Elephant has, for 80 years, captivated millions around the globe.  The story of the little elephant who leaves the jungle, visits a big city and returns to bring the benefits of civilization to his fellow elephants has been captured in a multitude of best-selling books (over 12 million sold worldwide, and more than 1000 titles in print) and several animated series, including “Classic Babar” which currently airs on NBC, Telemundo and Ion, as well as a new hit series, “Babar & the Adventures of Badou”, which airs daily on Disney Junior. Entertainment One invites families to discover the magical world of de Brunhoff’s elephant king with the debut DVD release of ‘Babar: The Classic Series’ The First Season. Hailing from the acclaimed, award-winning HBO Family series, these wonderfully animated stories – 13 episodes in all that are perfect for the whole family and never before available together as a complete season – follow Babar, his family and friends in Celesteville undertaking many challenges and adventures, all while teaching the most valuable lesson of all: despite life’s challenges, great things are possible if one never gets discouraged.  As Babar says, “Long live happiness!”
Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.

CatDog

A brand-new season of crazy ‘CatDog‘ adventures begins! They’re the craziest set of conjoined twins you’ll ever meet — the culturally refined Cat, and Dog, who’s … well … not so much! But together, CatDog make it all work by both using and strengthening their own friendship, providing their own excitement and even getting into their own heap of hilarious trouble! CatDog: Season 2, Part 1 includes the first ten complete episodes of CatDog’s outrageous second season. Buy the Season 2, Part 1 DVD right here.

U.S. Marshals

Ladies and gentlemen, be alert. We are going to initiate a hard-target search for a fugitive in an ever-widening perimeter in ‘U.S. Marshals.’ We will wade through swamps, prowl Manhattan streets, search every house and doghouse. We’ll eat on the run, sleep tomorrow, watch our backs. And since Marshal Sam Gerard leads the hunt, we will experience suspense, action and daring twists every breathless step of the way. Returning to his Oscar-winning role from The Fugitive, Tommy Lee Jones is Gerard, joining an A-team including Wesley Snipes, Robert Downey Jr. and director Stuart Baird. (Executive Decision) to deliver adrenaline-rush excitement. The suspect: armed, extremely dangerous, perhaps linked to a spy ring. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

The Great Diamond Robbery

Red Skelton was already a presence on early TV, brining creations like Clem Kadiddlehopper and Freddie the Freeloader into millions of living rooms, when he made his last film for MGM, the studio that had been his movie home since 1940. The beloved funnyman portrays diamond cutter Ambrose C. Park (the middle initials stands for “Central”) in ‘The Great Diamond Robbery.’ Park is eager to demonstrate his talent to his employer by working on the rare Blue Goddess diamond. It’s a delicate task. One mistake and the gem will be worthless. Two mistakes: it’ll be worthlesser! But Park confidently takes on the job, accompanied by criminals who have convinced him they’re his long-lose family and who secretly aim to steal the diamond after it’s cut. Will Park find out he’s being hoodwinked before it’s too late? Most certainly. And that’s when the antic finale begins. Buy the DVD at WBshop.com.

Hit So Hard: The Life & Near Death Story of Drummer Patty Schemel

Take a harrowing trip backstage for an in-depth, all-access look at Patty Schemel with the release of ‘Hit So Hard: The Life and Near Death Story of Drummer Patty Schemel,’ now available on Blu-ray and DVD. The documentary looks at the hard-hitting, openly gay drummer with Courtney Love’s band Hole, whose intense highs and lows on tour were often shaped by the addiction that consumed and almost killed her. Directed by P. David Ebersole, the film masterfully weaves Patty’s Hi-8 videos (including footage of Kurt Cobain) with contemporary interviews of Patty, her band mates, other musicians, Nina Gordon, kate Schellenbach, Gina Schock, Debbi Peterson and Sarah Vowell. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Blood Work

FBI profiler Terry McCaleb almost always gets to the heart of a case in ‘Blood Work.’ This time, that heart beats inside him. He’s a cardiac patient who received a murder victim’s heart. And the donor’s sister asks him to make good on his second chance by finding the killer. That’s just the first of many twists in a smart, gritty suspense thriller. Clint Eastwood produces, directs and stars in this edgy, acclaimed mystery based on Michael Connelly’s novel and scripted by Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential). With a superb cast brought to a hard boil playing characters to quicken your pulse and hold you spellbound, Blood Work works exceptionally well. Buy the Blu-ray right here.