New On DVD This Week: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Entourage, GCB, Episodes

by | June 14, 2012 at 3:32 PM | General

'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows' (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Sherlock Holmes has always been the smartest man in the room…until now. Join the legendary detective in an action-packed mystery with the release of ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,’ now available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download from Warner Home Entertainment Group. Filmmaker Guy Ritchie (‘Sherlock Holmes’) returns to direct ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,’ which stars two-time Academy Award nominees Robert Downey Jr. (‘Iron Man’ films) and Jude Law (‘Contagion’) along with Rachel McAdams (‘The Notebook’), Kelly Reilly (‘Sherlock Holmes’), Eddie Marsan (‘War Horse’), Geraldine James (‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’), Jared Harris (‘Mad Men’), Stephen Fry (‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’), and Noomi Rapace (‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’). The Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD include an UltraViolet Digital Copy of the standard definition theatrical version of the film, which 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. Around the globe, headlines break the news: a scandal takes down an Indian cotton tycoon; a Chinese opium trader dies of an apparent overdose; bombings in Strasbourg and Vienna; the death of an American steel magnate… no one sees the connective thread between these seemingly random events—no one, that is, except the great Sherlock Holmes, who has discerned a deliberate web of death and destruction. At its center sits a singularly sinister spider: Moriarty. Holmes’ investigation into Moriarty’s plot becomes more dangerous as it leads him and Watson out of London to France, Germany and finally Switzerland. But the cunning Moriarty is always one step ahead, and moving perilously close to completing his ominous plan. If he succeeds, it will not only bring him immense wealth and power but alter the course of history. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

The Three Stooges: The Ultimate Collection

Fans can now enjoy more than 60 hours of fun and laughter for the whole family from the masters of mirth, merriment and mayhem with the release of ‘The Three Stooges: Ultimate Collection,’ now available on DVD. The entire Three Stooges Columbia shorts catalog spans three decades of slapstick silliness, featuring 190 shorts, plus three discs of rare and unreleased content. Fans can revel in this chance to see several of the Stooges work separately in solo shorts, developing the comic skills that would lead them to their roles as successors to Curly in the comedy trio. The collection includes 28 never-before-released short films starring Stooges actors Shemp Howard, Joe Besser, and Joe DeRita, as well as the feature length films “Have a Rocket, Will Travel” and “Rockin’ in the Rockies,” available for the first time on DVD. From the classic teaming of Moe, Larry and Curly to later cast members Shemp, Joe and Curly Joe, this 20-disc set is a must-own collection for any Stooges fan. Buy the Ultimate Collection right here.

Entourage

Vince, Eric, Drama and Turtle have been through a lot over the years – chasing dreams, women and good times as if the party would never end – but alas, it has. Don’t despair though; the eighth and final season of the wildly entertaining ‘Entourage‘ series is now available, just in time for Father’s Day. ‘Entourage: The Complete Eighth Season,’ on Blu-ray and DVD two-disc sets, contains all 8 episodes along with an extensive bonus feature: “Hollywood Sunset: A Farewell to Entourage” that includes behind-the-scenes footage and candid interviews with cast, crew and special guests. Through the highs and lows, friendship has kept these guys together in the high-stakes world of Hollywood, but is it time for them to grow up? As season eight of the hit comedy series begins, Vince is back from rehab and ready for a new pet project, Ari Gold and Mrs. Ari have separated, Eric is running his own management company, Drama is shooting his animated series and Turtle has invested in a tequila line and is starting a new business venture. So there’s a lot more ups and downs in store for the boys from Queens. From executive producer and creator Doug Ellin and executive producers Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg, Denis Biggs, Ally Musika and Rob Weiss, Entourage stars Adrian Grenier as Vince, Kevin Connolly as Eric, Kevin Dillon as Vince’s half-brother Drama, Jerry Ferrara as his enterprising pal Turtle; and Golden Globe and three-time Emmy winner Jeremy Piven as Vince’s agent Ari. Also featured are series regulars Rex Lee as Lloyd, Perry Reeves as the long-suffering Mrs. Ari and Rhys Coiro as volatile film director Billy Walsh. Returning guest stars include Scott Caan as Scott Lavin, Emmanuelle Chriqui as Sloan, Beverly D’Angelo as Ari’s business partner Babs and Debi Mazar as Vince’s publicist Shauna. Buy the Season 8 DVD right here.

GCB

From Darren Star, creator of ‘Sex And The City,’ and Robert Harling, writer of ‘Steel Magnolias,’ comes ‘GCB,’ a deliciously fun, wicked new drama that shows a girl can go home again…but only if she’s ready to face the sins of her past. Back in high school, original mean girl Amanda Vaughn (Leslie Bibb) mercilessly tormented her less attractive classmates. Twenty years later, after her hubby is busted for a Ponzi scheme – and meets his maker in a particularly scandalous way – a disgraced Amanda is back in Dallas to start life anew under her mother’s (Annie Potts) palatial roof. But will the good women of her hometown welcome her with open arms or dole out some kick-ass karmic payback? Let’s just say, hell hath no fury like the cosmetically enhanced. Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.

Episodes

They’ve made their way across the Pond only to find that actor Matt LeBlanc is their ticket to Hollywood. Producing team Sean and Beverly Lincoln may be British television visionaries, but they are in over their heads when their hit show gets an American makeover in ‘Episodes‘ The First Season, now available on DVD. Catch up on all of the hilarious fun in season one before the second season premieres on July 1 on Showtime. Golden Globe winner Matt LeBlanc stars as the overbearing lead of the Americanized version of a successful British television show. Whether combating powerful network execs or keeping manipulative stars happy, Sean (Stephen Mangan) and Beverly Lincoln (Tamsin Greig) must keep it together in order to navigate the shark-infested waters of Hollywood and survive with their careers, their marriage and their sanity intact. ‘Episodes’ perfectly blends British and American humor. Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage (1996, Best Actor in a Leading Role for Leaving Las Vegas) is back as Johnny Blaze in Marvel’s action-packed 3D sequel ‘Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance,’ now available on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD – all with UltraViolet – from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  In this thrilling follow-up to the worldwide, box-office hit Ghost Rider, the world’s darkest hero takes on the ultimate bad guy: the devil, himself. The sequel is directed by acclaimed action filmmakers Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (Crank series, Gamer), and co-stars Ciarán Hinds (John Carter, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2), Violante Placido (The American), Johnny Whitworth (Limitless, 3:10 to Yuma), Christopher Lambert (Highlander, Mortal Kombat), and Idris Elba (Thor, Takers). The ‘Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance’ Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD releases each include deleted scenes, as well as UltraViolet, which allows consumers to add the film to their Digital Rights Library, enabling them to download or instantly stream the film.  Exclusive to the Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray are explosive special features, including a Directors’ Expanded Video Commentary and The Path to Vengeance: Making Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, a six-part documentary that goes behind-the-scenes into how the film was made. In addition, the Blu-ray 3D also  include a 3D bonus featurette, Riding Into Another Dimension, which details the creative hurdles and advantages of moving Ghost Rider into the world of 3D filmmaking. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Doctor Who

The Seeds of Death Special Edition

By the late 21st century, mankind has become totally dependent on T-Mat to   transport people, food and medicines around the world. When the system breaks down, Earth is soon crippled by global shortages. Traveling to the relay station on the moon, the Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton) and his companions discover the horrific truth: the Ice Warriors have hijacked T-Mat, and intend to claim the planet for themselves. Can the Doctor defeat the Martians before Earth is smothered in deadly fungus, and the human race is condemned to extinction? This digitally re-mastered edition of the Doctor Who classic includes audio commentary with actors Frazer Hines and Wendy Padbury, director Michael Ferguson and script editor Terrance Dicks; Lords of the Red Planet history of the Ice Warriors featurette; Sssowing the Ssseedsss behind the scenes featurette; as well as many other bonus features. Buy the Seeds of Death DVD right here.

The Resurrection of the Daleks

The TARDIS is dragged down a time corridor, forcing the Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison), Tegan (Janet Fielding) and Turlough (Mark Strickson) to materialize in a disused part of London in 1984. The corridor links Earth with a battle cruiser in the future that contains the Doctor’s oldest enemy – the Daleks. Having lost the war with the Movellans, only one person can now help the evil race. With shocking consequences for the Doctor, it is time for the Daleks to resurrect their creator Davros (Terry Malloy). This digitally re-mastered edition of the Doctor Who classic includes audio commentary with actor Terry Malloy, writer Eric Saward and visual effects designer Peter Wragg; additional audio commentary with actors Peter Davison, Janet Fielding and director Matthew Robinson; alternate 4-part version of the story; Come In Number Five retrospective of the Fifth Doctor presented by David Tennant; as well as many other bonus features. Buy the Resurrection of the Daleks DVD right here.

Missing

After Becca Winstone’s (Ashley Judd) son disappears while overseas for a summer internship, she takes it upon herself to travel to Europe to track him down in the hit ABC series ‘Missing.’  It soon becomes clear that Becca is no ordinary soccer mom, but a former CIA agent deactivated after the devastating death of her husband.  If she wants to find her son alive, Becca will have to rely on old friends…and old enemies…thus reopening old wounds.  Her resourcefulness, skill and determination will be put to the test – but a mother’s love knows no limits. Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.

Accident

Not all accidents are caused by fate! This summer, get ready for a new breed of action suspense thriller that plumbs and exposes the weaknesses of the human psyche. The acclaimed Hong Kong feature ‘Accident’ is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and is also available on digital entertainment platforms. Nominated for a Golden Lion Award at the Venice International Film Festival and a festival favorite at the Toronto International Film Festival, ‘Accident’ is a masterfully crafted thriller that combines stylish visuals, edge-of-your seat suspense, and violence. This highly anticipated North American home entertainment release features insightful bonus content and is a must have for Asian extreme action fans. A self-styled accident choreographer, Brain (Louis Koo, in one of the most compelling performances of his career) is a professional hit man who kills his victims by trapping them in well crafted accidents that look like unfortunate mishaps but are in fact perfectly staged acts of crime. He is perennially plagued with guilt, as the avalanche of memories of his lost wife does not make things any easier. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Scandal

From the creator and executive producers of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Private Practice’ comes ‘Scandal,’ a drama revolving around the life and work of a professional crisis manager and her dysfunctional staff. A former consultant to the President, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) dedicates her life to protecting and defending the public images of America’s elite. After leaving the White House, the power consultant opened her own firm, hoping to start a new chapter – both professionally and personally – but she can’t seem to completely cut ties with her past. Slowly it becomes apparent that her staff, who specialize in fixing the lives of other people, can’t quite fix the ones closest at hand — their own. Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.

Spider Man

After incorporating elements of comic book style and design into many of his films, director Sam Raimi helmed ‘Spider Man,’ the, big-budget comic book adaptation, which also marks acclaimed young actor Tobey Maguire’s first dip into live-action blockbuster filmmaking. ‘Spider Man’ follows the template of the original Stan Lee/Steve Ditko source material, with hero Peter Parker an orphaned, intellectual teen loner living in Queens with his aunt (Rosemary Harris) and uncle (Cliff Robertson), and dreaming of the girl next door, Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst). On a field trip to a Columbia University lab, Peter is bitten by a genetically altered spider and overnight he gains superhuman strength, agility, and perception. At first, Peter uses his powers for material gain, winning a wrestling match with a purportedly lucrative prize. But when Peter apathetically fails to stop a burglar from robbing the wrestling arena, a tragedy follows that compels him to devote his powers to fighting crime — as the superhero Spider-Man. When he’s not busy fighting crime in a spider suit, Peter moves into an apartment with his best friend, Harry (James Franco), and begins work as a photographer at the Daily Bugle. Meanwhile, his do-gooder alter ego finds a nemesis in the form of the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), a super-powered, megalomaniacal villain who happens to be the alter ego of Harry’s father, weapons-manufacturing mogul Norman Osborn. Spider-Man was written by the prolific blockbuster scribe David Koepp (Jurassic Park, Panic Room). Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Superman vs. the Elite

Superman vs. The Elite, a DC Comics Premiere Movie, is produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Home Video. The all-new, PG-13 rated film is scripted by award-winning comics writer Joe Kelly and the story is adapted from his original 2001 DC Comics release, “What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice and the American Way?” The single-issue comic, Action Comics #775, was lauded by Wizard Magazine as the “Greatest Superman Story of All Time,” and ranked the epic tale at No. 21 on its list of the “Top 100 Comics of the last 30 years.” In Superman vs. The Elite, Superman’s effectiveness as a super hero comes into question when a new group of super powerful crusaders, known as “The Elite,” appear on the scene.  As super heroes, the Elite know no bounds, and are more than willing to kill, even on a massive scale, to stop villainy — putting them on a collision course with the ever-ethical, yet preferably non-lethal Man of Steel. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Brad Meltzer’s Decoded

Best-selling author and history buff Brad Meltzer has studied and written about some of the most revered institutions and documents in human history including the Supreme Court, the presidency, the Secret Service, Wall Street, and the bible. And, along the way he’s uncovered countless clues, stories and theories he hasn’t been able to fully scrutinize…until now.  In ‘Brad Meltzer’s Decoded‘ Season 2, he explores the hidden codes and symbols that surround us across all 13 episodes, including unveiling mysteries surrounding Ft. Knox, The Declaration of Independence and Mount Rushmore.   Drawing from Brad’s fascination with history, this captivating History series serves as a foundation to inform the past and reveal valuable stories about the future.  Also included in this 4-disc set is never-before-aired footage. Buy the Season 2 DVD right here.

Top Gear

The world’s biggest car show is back for another exhilarating season of stars, cars and adventures in ‘Top Gear 18.’ Join Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May as they visit India in their attempt to promote British trade armed only with three old cars, a badly behaved lawnmower and a trouser press. They also drive supercars across Italy, make a movie car chase, re-invent the mobility scooter, get soaking wet in track day cars, go motor racing for less than the cost of playing golf, explore the Chinese car industry, immerse themselves in the world of NASCAR, and drive a brand new Ferrari through a snow field. Plus, The Stig hits the test track in the Mercedes SLS Roadster, BMW M5, Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale, and an insane pre-war Bentley powered by a 27-litre Spitfire engine. Stars behind the Reasonably Priced Car include Ryan Reynolds, Matt LeBlanc, Will.i.am, Slash, Doctor Who’s Matt Smith, and Michael Fassbender. Bonus features include: Top Gear (US) Season 2 Episode 1, Season 18 as well as a welcome from hosts Jeremy Clarkson and James May, and behind-the-scenes featurettes of Matt LeBlanc driving a McLaren, Michael Fassbender driving a McLaren, Richard does Nascar  and more. Buy the Season 18 DVD right here.

Dog the Bounty Hunter: Taking it to the Streets

‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ and his fearless, family-based posse are back for more high-stakes adventure in the special collection, ‘Dog Across four action-packed episodes of the A+E hit reality series, Dog, Beth and the Chapman clan track a meth dealer and his pregnant girlfriend through the high plains of Colorado, then it’s a dangerous trip to Hawaii for the pursuit of a dangerous fugitive that will lead them through the jungles on their way to a midnight raid. Next it’s back to Colorado, where Dog squares off with a family determined to protect a runner with more than a decade’s worth of trouble with the law. Finally, Dog masterminds a risky hoax involving the felon’s family in an attempt to bring him to justice. As the intensity of bounty hunting begins to take its toll on the Chapman family, and Dog and Beth are struggling to keep the posse together, they have – in this special volume — some of the most adrenaline fueled, heart-pumping chases and catches to date. Buy the DVD right here.

Spider Man 2

Stan Lee’s all-too-human superhero returns to the screen in ‘Spider Man 2,’ the highly anticipated sequel to 2002′s blockbuster hit ‘Spider-Man.’ Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) is attempting to juggle college classes and his job as a photographer with the Daily Bugle while maintaining his secret life as costumed crime-fighter Spider-Man. Parker is also struggling to hold on to his relationship with Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst), who is beginning to enjoy success as a model and actress, and both Mary Jane and Peter have noticed he’s beginning to buckle under the strain. Parker’s friendship with Harry Osborn (James Franco) is also beginning to fray due to Peter’s seeming alliance with Spider-Man, whom Harry blames for the death of his father, the nefarious Norman Osborn. As Parker weighs his responsibilities to himself and those around him against the obligations that come with his special powers, Spider-Man is faced with a new nemesis — Dr. Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina), a deranged scientist whose latest project has turned him into the near-invincible cyborg Doctor Octopus. Spider-Man 2 was directed by Sam Raimi, who helmed the first film, and much of the original cast has also reunited for this sequel, including Rosemary Harris, J.K. Simmons, and Bruce Campbell. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

In Darkness

Directed by Academy Award nominee Agnieszka Holland (Best Adapted Screenplay, Europa, Europa, 1990), ‘In Darkness,’ a Sony Pictures Classics Film, is based on the true story of an ordinary sewer worker who helped save a group of Jews from Nazi persecution. ‘In Darkness,’ which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language film, is now availalbe on Blu-ray and DVD. Both versions will include two special featurettes – “An Evening with Agnieszka Holland,” and “In Light,” a conversation between Holland and Krystyna Chiger who, as one of the youngest survivors of this extraordinary story, chronicled her experiences in the book, The Girl in the Green Sweater. During a career spanning almost 40 years, Agnieszka Holland has made a name for herself directing award-winning European films such as Europa, Europa and Angry Harvest, as well as episodes of popular American television series including HBO’s “The Wire” and “Treme.” ‘In Darkness,’ her latest film, was an official 2011 selection of the Telluride Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. From acclaimed director Agnieszka Holland, ‘In Darkness’ is based on a true story. Leopold Socha, a sewer worker and petty thief in Lvov, a Nazi occupied city in Poland, one day encounters a group of Jews trying to escape the liquidation of the ghetto. He hides them for money in the labyrinth of the town’s sewers beneath the bustling activity of the city above.  What starts out as a straightforward and cynical business arrangement turns into something very unexpected, the unlikely alliance between Socha and the Jews as the enterprise seeps deeper into Socha’s conscience. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds

Experience a fresh perspective on what it means to be successful as Lionsgate debuts ‘Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds‘ on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital Copy), DVD, Digital Download and On Demand. A moving and uplifting drama about coincidence, courage and the defining choices we make on our paths to happiness, the film stars its writer-producer-director Tyler Perry (Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?) along with an all-star supporting cast including Thandie Newton (Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls) and Gabrielle Union (Think Like a Man). ‘Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds’ Blu-ray Disc and DVD include two entertaining featurettes that explore the central themes in the film. A successful, wealthy businessman, Wesley Deeds (Perry) has always done what’s expected of him, whether it’s assuming the helm of his father’s company, tolerating his brother’s misbehavior at the office or planning to marry his beautiful but restless fiancée, Natalie (Union). But Wesley is jolted out of his predictable routine when he meets Lindsey (Newton), a down-on-her-luck single mother who works on the cleaning crew in his office building. When he offers to help her get back on her feet, the chance encounter with someone so far outside his usual circle ignites something in Wesley. This one good deed may finally spark his courage to exchange the life that’s expected of him for the life he’s always really wanted.Buy the Blu-ray right here.

The Sarah Jane Adventures

Created and produced by award-winning writer Russell T Davies (Torchwood, Doctor Who), the final season of the exciting action-adventure children’s series, ‘The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Fifth Season,’ follows the exploits of school friends Luke, Clyde and Rani, who team up with Sarah Jane Smith, investigative journalist and former companion to The Doctor, to examine strange and mysterious events. The series is a spinoff of the long-running science fiction favorite, Doctor Who, and has gripped young audiences across the world. Season Five finds Sky, the Starchild who was given to Sarah Jane to look after, settling into Sarah Jane’s home on Bannerman Road as she discovers her own telekinetic powers. Fish rain from the skies, Clyde is cursed by an ancient god, and a mysterious new computer leads the gang to another run-in with aliens. The final season continues the fast and funny recipe of action, drama and special effects, even as it features the final performances of Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith. Bonus features include: Goodbye Bannerman Road – Remembering Elisabeth Sladen, a tribute to Elisabeth Sladen with contributions from those who worked closely with her, including the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith. Buy the Season 5 DVD right here.

Spider Man 3

Your friendly neighborhood web-slinger is back in ‘Spider Man 3,’ only this time his sunny outlook has become partially overcast in the third chapter of director Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man saga. Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, and James Franco return to reprise their roles from the previous two installments, with Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace, and Bryce Dallas Howard making their first appearances in the series as Flint Marko (aka Sandman), Eddie Brock (aka Venom), and Gwen Stacy, respectively. Peter Parker (Maguire) has finally leaned to walk the middle ground between being the superhero that his city needs and the man that Mary Jane (Dunst) loves. All is well in New York City until one night, as Peter and M.J. sit gazing at the stars, a falling comet streams across the sky and crashes into the ground close by. But this isn’t any ordinary shooting star, and upon impact the mysterious space rock is split open to reveal a shape-shifting symbiote with the power to overtake anything that it comes into contact with. Later, as Harry Osborn (James Franco) acquires his late father’s flying board, engineers a powerful new Goblin outfit, and takes to the sky to avenge dad’s death, the mysterious space sludge infects both Peter’s Spider-Man suit and ambitious street photographer Eddie Brock (Grace). Peter’s strange new suit gives him a newfound sense of power as it gradually overpowers his personality, and he discovers that escaped convict Flint Marko was in fact the man responsible for the death of Uncle Ben (Cliff Robertson). Unfortunately for Peter, Marko has recently acquired the power to morph at will and quickly completes his transformation into the dreaded Sandman. As the Sandman gives in to his darkest criminal instincts and the slithering space symbiote transforms Eddie Brock into the nightmarish fanged villain known as Venom, the citizens of New York City must once again call on Spider-Man to fend off destructive forces that are far too powerful for the likes of mortal man. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Meatballs

Pack up and head to Camp North Star in the wacky comedy ‘Meatballs,’ now available on Blu-ray Disc, Digital Download and On Demand for the first time. Directed by Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters), the hilarious summer camp adventure stars Oscar nominee Bill Murray (Best Actor in a Leading Role, Lost in Translation, 2003) in his first leading role. The film also stars Harvey Atkin (‘Law & Order: SVU’) and Kate Lynch (New Year). Tripper (Murray) is about to have a summer he will never forget. As head counselor at Camp North Star, an off-the-wall summer getaway, Tripper guides his loveable campers and spirited staff members on a quest for fun in the sun. But when the season begins with a runaway camper, an accidental blackout and Tripper’s amorous attack on a female counselor, everyone knows that the tales by the fireside will only get more outrageous as the summer goes on. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

My First Collection, Volume 3 Featuring Chicken Little

Following the first two installments in the ‘My First Collection DVD’ series  from Scholastic Storybook Treasures, comes another DVD set sure to thrill preschoolers and their families alike: ‘My First Collection, Volume 3 Featuring Chicken Little.’ Featuring 12 delightful stories on 3 discs, the set includes three new stories never before released on DVD: “Chicken Little,” the perennial classic from the award-winning father and daughter team, Rebeca Emberley and Ed Emberley: “Scaredy Squirrel,” an hiliarous adaption of Melanie Watt’s first book in the five-book “Scaredy Squirrel” series, and “Katie Loves the Kittens,’” about a puppy thrilled to have three kitten playmates. Buy the DVD right here.

Too Big to Fail

HBO Films critically acclaimed and Emmy nominated film ‘Too Big To Fail‘ presents a searing and explosive account of the events that led to the 2008 financial crisis and how the U.S. economy was brought back from the brink of collapse. ‘Too Big To Fail’ on “Blu-ray with HBO Select”, DVD and Digital Download includes bonus materials that explore the making of the film along with reactions from cast, crew and financial experts about the crisis.
“Blu-ray with HBO Select” offers buyers the choice of three ways to watch in one set – Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download – and at no additional cost. The digital copy is redeemable via a provider of your choice: iTunes, Vudu or Amazon, as well as an UltraViolet copy through supporting providers. ‘Too Big To Fail’ is based on the bestselling book by Andrew Ross Sorkin and offers an intimate look at the powerful men and women who decided the fate of the world’s economy in a matter of a few weeks. Centering on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, the film goes behind closed doors to examine the symbiotic relationship between Wall Street and Washington. Directed by Academy Award winner Curtis Hanson (LA Confidential), the film features an all-star cast lead by Academy Award winner William Hurt (Kiss of the Spider Woman), Emmy and Academy Award nominee Paul Giamatti (Cinderella Man, John Adams), Academy Award nominee James Woods (Ghosts of Mississippi), Emmy winner Cynthia Nixon (Sex And The City), Topher Grace (Spider-Man 3) and Billy Crudup (Public Enemies). Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

The Happiest Baby on the Block/Happiest Toddler on the Block

One of America’s most trusted pediatrician’s shares his amazing tips in the most watched parenting DVDs in history – The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Happiest Toddler on the Block! Timed to the 10th anniversary of these NY Times best-sellers, Lionsgate Home Entertainment has released these DVDs. Dr. Karp’s landmark guides are must-haves for every parent of a child under 5 years of age. Based on his classic books, Dr. Karp’s DVDs bring his many groundbreaking techniques to life. From calming crying babies in seconds to taming tantrums, each DVD features countless techniques, real parent success stories and dozens of hot topic Q&As. Complete with all-new packaging, The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Happiest Toddler on the Block are now available.

Tyler Perry’s Aunt Bam’s Place (The Play)

There’s nothing quite like a family gathering – especially with Madea’s main accomplice, Aunt Bam. Expect the unexpected withTyler Perry’s hard- hitting new musical, Tyler Perry’s Aunt Bam’s Place (The Play), now available on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand. Taped in front of a live audience during its exclusive 3-day run in Atlanta, the show stars a cast of fan favorites including Cassi Davis (TV’s “House of Payne”), Melonie Daniels (HBO’s “Angels in America”) and Paris Bennett (TV’s “American Idol”). Featuring seven original songs by Tyler Perry and Elvin Ross, cast interviews and a behind-the-scenes featurette, Tyler Perry’s Aunt Bam’s Place (The Play) is available nationwide for the first time. When family’s falling out, it’s time to call in Aunt Bam to set a few things straight! It all begins when Bam’s favorite nephew-in-law, Stewart, is granted weekend visitation with his children. He and his new wife are thrilled at the chance — until Stewarts’ drunken ex shows up with trouble in mind. Now it’s up to Bam to calm things down in this high-spirited new play from Tyler Perry. Buy the DVD right here.