New On DVD/Blu-ray This Week: Fringe, Grey’s Anatomy, The Good Wife, Person of Interest

by | September 5, 2012 at 9:58 AM | General

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Fringe

Two parallel universes continue to collide as mysterious forces work to overwrite the laws of physics in the release of ‘Fringe‘ Season 4. The critically acclaimed fourth season of TV’s most thrilling sci-fi series features 22 mind-bending episodes with over two hours of brand new special features, including two Blu-ray exclusive featurettes, and an offer for a free 23-page digital comic. Set in two parallel worlds, the FBI’s Fringe Division investigates unusual incidents that defy explanation. When unimaginable events threaten existence on a universal scale, Special Agent Olivia Dunham, eccentric fringe scientist Walter Bishop and his alternate-universe born son, Peter, continue their mission to heal the rifts between the two worlds. To complicate matters further, Peter has mysteriously returned to a universe in which he never existed – a virtual stranger to the Fringe team – while a God Complex-driven madman is crossing between realities with an absolute endgame in mind that will destroy both worlds. Buy the Season 4 Blu-ray right here.

Grey’s Anatomy

As fifth year residents, it’s do or die for the doctors of Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital in Season 8 of the ABC smash ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’ Things  heat up in the operating room and in the bedroom as competition abounds and passions are ignited. The six-disc DVD brings fans even closer to the action!!  Bonus features include an exciting feature “A Journey Home with Kevin McKidd,” where fans can tag along with Kevin McKidd (Dr. Owen Hunt) as he heads home to the Highlands of Scotland and tours his hometown, deleted scenes and much more. ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber, Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres, Eric Dane as Mark Sloan, Chyler Leigh as Lexie Grey, Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt, Jessica Capshaw as Arizona Robbins, Kim Raver as Teddy Altman, Jesse Williams as JacksonAvery and Sarah Drew as April Kepner. Buy the Season 8 DVD right here.

The Good Wife

The hit CBS legal drama, ‘The Good Wife‘ returns to DVD with the Season 3 in a 6-disc set that includes all 22 dramatic, politically charged third-season episodes about a politician’s scorned wife taking charge of her family and resuming her career as a defense attorney after her husband’s public sex and political scandal. Perfectly timed to release with the hit show’s fourth season on-air premiere, The Good Wife: The Third Season stars Golden Globe Award winner Julianna Margulies as the wife and mother who continues balancing her professional and personal lives as she strives to provide a stable home for her children. The collectible DVD set is also packed with intriguing behind-the-scenes special features. Buy the Season 3 DVD right here.

Person of Interest

What if you could prevent a violent crime from happening before it ever occurred? That’s the underlying premise of ‘Person of Interest,’ one of television’s most compelling, action-packed crime dramas, now available on DVD. Person of Interest: The Complete First Season includes 23 one-hour episodes from the show’s thrilling debut season, plus nearly two hours of bonus features – including the original broadcast pilot with producer commentary, an extended (unaired) pilot with producer commentary, a gag reel, and the exclusive featurette Living in an Age of Surveillance. Winner of this year’s People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama, Person of Interest stars film and television actor Jim Caviezel (The Thin Red Line, The Prisoner) as John Reese, a former CIA agent, who teams up with reclusive billionaire and computer genius Harold Finch, portrayed by the Emmy Award-winning Michael Emerson (Lost). Secretly tapping into the U.S. Government’s all-seeing, pattern-recognition software – “The Machine” developed by Finch to identify impending acts of terrorism – Reese and Finch hone in on an ordinary “person of interest” who will soon be involved in a violent crime.  Using state-of-the-art technology and vigilante tactics, Reese and Finch set out to solve the mystery of the impending crime…before it happens. Buy the Season 1 Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Hung

Mixing dark humor and heart with a unique, original storyline, the third season of the HBO half-hour comedy, ‘Hung‘ continues to revolve around the unorthodox efforts of divorced teacher and baseball coach Ray Drecker (Thomas Jane) who generates extra cash by selling his best “asset” to women. Hung: The Complete Third Season is now available on Blu-ray, DVDand Digital Download with a host of bonus features. In the face of a (still) recession-plagued economy, Ray and his unlikely pimp Tanya (Jane Adams) take matters into their own by hands by opening the “Happiness Consultants Wellness Center for Women.” The center is a very public front for their gigolo enterprise complete with “orgasmic living” seminars and “private consultations.” However, just as the business begins to make money, their former partner Lenore and her 25-year-old busboy turned male hooker begin to steal their clientele. Buy the Season 3 Blu-ray right here.

2 Broke Girls

Start saving your money for ’2 Broke Girls: The Complete First Season,’ now available on Blu-ray and DVD. In its debut season on CBS, ‘2 Broke Girls‘ delivered an average of over 11 million viewers weekly and was TV’s #1 new series of the 2011-2012 season among Adults 18–49 and the #1 new comedy among Total Viewers. The Blu-ray and DVD releases include all 24 half-hour episodes from the first season, plus never-before-seen extras including a behind-the-scenes featurette. From Emmy Award winner/executive producer Michael Patrick King (Sex and the City), 2 Broke Girls stars Kat Dennings as Max Black (Thor, Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist) and exciting new discovery Beth Behrs (American Pie Presents: The Book of Love) as Caroline Channing. One’s street-smart and blue-collar born; the other’s book smart and nouveau bankrupt. Together, as unlikely roommates and even more unlikely friends, Max and Caroline are two broke girls waiting tables in a Brooklyn diner while amassing the startup money it takes to launch a cupcake business. Saving the $250,000 they need won’t be easy, but Max and Caroline are proving that life can be fun — even if you’re broke — and the pair’s saucy humor and blossoming friendship makes for a priceless adventure. Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.

Criminal Minds

The team of elite FBI profilers is back and analyzing the country’s most twisted lawbreakers, anticipating their next moves before they strike again in the ‘Criminal Minds‘ Season 7 DVD. In this season, the Behavioral Analysis Unit’s most prominent agent is David Rossi (Joe Mantegna), a founding member of the BAU has returned to help the team solve new cases, while pursuing some unfinished business of his own. Each member brings his or her own area of expertise to the table as they pinpoint predators’ motivations and identify their emotional triggers in order to track them down and stop them. The seventh season DVD collection is packed with must have deleted scenes, hilarious gag reel, special commentaries from the cast, and an exclusive interview with fan favorite Matthew Gray Gubler. Buy the Season 7 DVD right here.

Bored to Death

Bored to Death‘ keeps the laughs coming as Jonathan Ames, a noir fiction-obsessed writer who moonlights as a private eye, continues to deal with the mounting mishaps that befall his life. Loaded with special features, Bored to Death: The Complete Third Season is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download. Jonathan Ames (Jason Schwartzman) continues to ply his trade as an unlicensed private detective, getting caught up in increasingly risky jobs and absurd adventures around New York City with George (Ted Danson) and Ray (Zach Galifianakis), his always supportive partners in solving crime. In addition, a shocking revelation drives him to embark on one of his most important cases yet, the quest to find his biological father. As if that wasn’t enough, Jonathan’s writing career is finally starting to look up with the publication of his long-delayed second book. ‘Bored to Death: The Complete Third Season’ on Blu-ray and DVD contain hysterical bonus materials that give viewers an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at Ames’s amusing and quirky world. Buy the Season 3 Blu-ray right here.

8:46

Since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, many documentaries and feature films have attempted to capture the meaning of that awful day, but none has taken an intimate approach to match that of ’8:46,’ the writing and directing debut of actress Jennifer Gargano. The dramatic film, which has moved audiences at film festivals and wherever it has been shown, is now available on DVD from Virgil Films. In ’8:46′ (named for the time the first hijacked plane slammed into the north tower of the World Trade Center on that clear and sunny late-summer day), Jennifer Gargano (The Sopranos) follows the lives of an ensemble of diverse characters living in New York, New Jersey and the vicinity. Beginning on September 10, the movie reveals lives both ordinary and extraordinary – people falling in or out of love, facing heartache or basking in success, coping with illness or looking toward a bright future. We get to know each of these characters as though they were our own family, friends or colleagues, and then we see what fate holds in store for them on the following day, when nearly 3,000 innocent people  would be killed. Buy the DVD right here.

Mad Monster Party

What better way to get in the Halloween sprit than by celebrating with a monster party? Lionsgate Home Entertainment makes Mad Monster Party available for the first time in High Definition with the release of the Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD) as well as HD Digital Download and On Demand arriving just in time for the spookiest holiday of the year. From the team who created the stop-motion and animated holiday classics “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” and “Frosty the Snowman,” Mad Monster Party stars the voice talents of Boris Karloff (Frankenstein) and Phyllis Diller (Eight on the Lam). The Blu-ray Combo Pack bonus materials include a “making of” featurette, plus two featurettes that look at the animation and the music of the film, as well as two bonus sing-along tracks. Baron Von Frankenstein (voice of Boris Karloff) has decided to retire as the head of the Worldwide Organization of Monsters. But first, he must inform the other monsters about his plans. How to deliver the news? How else – through a Mad Monster Party! Von Frankenstein’s guests include a who’s who of Halloween favorites, including the Werewolf, Dracula, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the Mummy, the Invisible Man and more. But who among them is fit to be the new head of the monsters? Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Haven

Stephen King meets ‘The X-Files’ in ‘Haven,’ the hit Syfy series from the creative team behind ‘The Dead Zone’ and ‘Tru Calling.’ Hailed by fans and critics alike in its second season ‘Haven’ was the #1 original scripted cable show among adults 18-49 and 25-54 in its Friday 10pm timeslot), ‘Haven’: The Complete Second Season is now available on DVD, in advance of its Season 3 premiere on Syfy September 21. Based on Stephen King’s ‘The Colorado Kid,’ ‘Haven’ follows FBI agent Audrey Parker (Emily Rose), who was brought to Haven, Maine on a routine case, but quickly discovered that the town was, in fact, a refuge for people with supernatural afflictions. Now a permanent resident, Audrey explores Haven’s many secrets – including the mystery behind her own past. Buy the Season 2 Blu-ray right here.

My Sucky Teen Romance

Officially the youngest filmmaker in Hollywood, Emily Hagins brings her long-awaited film ‘My Sucky Teen Romance’ to DVD and Blu-ray. The kids are biting and the blood is flowing in teenage writer-director Emily Hagins’ horror-comedy breakthrough ‘My Sucky Teen Romance,’ the buzzed-about genre sensation. On 17-year-old Kate’s last weekend in town before heading to college, she and her geeky friends head to SpaceCON, the local sci-fi/fantasy convention. There, Kate meets Paul, a recently turned teen vampire (who takes advantage of the gathering’s costume atmosphere by actually dressing as a bloodsucker). But when Kate tries to make a move on him, he gives her the hickey from hell. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection

The Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection is a limited edition set containing over 37 hours of special features, including all previously released special features for all eight Harry Potter films. Also included are nearly five hours of exciting, never-before-seen bonus features that offer fans an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the Harry Potter franchise.  Wizards and witches everywhere will enjoy the all-new  documentaries like “Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 7: Story,” in which J.K. Rowling sits down with the series’ screenwriter Steve Kloves and discusses the process of translating the books to the big screen. “Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 8: Growing Up” incorporates new and vintage interviews with the cast to understand what it was like growing up on the set of the world-famous films, and ends with Daniel Radcliffe’s emotionally charged farewell speech to the cast and crew. Eight pieces of movie memorabilia, designed exclusively for the Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection by the graphic designers from the films, give fans a unique chance to bring the artistic details of the world of Harry Potter into their own home. High-quality concept art prints and a colorful fabric map of Hogwarts and the areas surrounding it are perfect for framing. The hard-bound “Harry Potter Catalogue of Artefacts” and the artistic “Label Collection” offer fans a broad look at the intricate  details of each film prop. Also included are a blueprint poster of Hogwarts castle,  sketch prints from the production designer, a Horcrux locket prop replica and a certificate of authenticity. Buy the Collection right here.

The Guest House

Written and directed by Michael Baumgarten (Pretty Obsession), the romantic comedy ‘The Guest House’ is now available on DVD. Before leaving for college, a recently dumped blond bad girl’s life changes forever when she falls in love with a smart and professional college grad staying in the family’s guest house. The film stars Ruth Reynolds (Girltrash: All Night Long), Madeline Merritt (American Idiots) and Tom McCafferty (Dark Star Hollow). It’s the end of the summer and “bad girl” Rachel has stayed out all night with Jason, her rocker boyfriend. When he drops her off at her upscale house, to Rachel’s surprise, Jason casually dumps her. Now feeling upset and depressed, Rachel argues with her father (Frank), who is getting ready to leave for a weekend trip. To show his authority, Frank grounds her until he returns Tuesday. But as a side-note, he asks Rachel to be nice to a new employee he has hired who will be staying in the family guest house. Buy the DVD right here.

Cold Creek Manor

New Yorkers get a crash course in the more dangerous aspects of moving to the country and buying a “handyman’s special” in the thriller ‘Cold Creek Manor‘ from award-winning director Mike Figgis. Cooper and Leah Tilson (Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone) are a wealthy couple who have grown tired of the high stress of life in New York City and are looking to move to someplace with more breathing room. Upstate, they find a mansion in the village of Cold Creek which has fallen into disrepair after it was repossessed. Convinced the house has great possibilities, The Tilsons buy it, and with a little hard work Cooper, Leah, and their two children are soon living in their dream home. Unknown to The Tilsons, the house used to belong to a lifelong Cold Creek resident named Dale Massie (Stephen Dorff), a ne’er-do-well who ended up behind bars. After he’s released from prison, Massie makes it clear to the new owners that he wants his home back, and before long Cooper and Leah begin learning the disturbing truth about the history of the mansion — and that many Cold Creek residents don’t take kindly to new arrivals. Cold Creek Manor also stars Juliette Lewis and Christopher Plummer. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Harry O

Harry Orwell is a decidedly different detective. And ‘Harry O’ is avdecidedly different TV show. Forced off the force thanks to a bullet lodged near his spine, former police detective Harry Orwell gets by on his disability pension and the occasional private detecting gig (“100 bucks a day. Plus expenses”). No flashy car for the downtrodden Harry – he’s as apt to get around town on bus as he is on foot. But he’s as savvy as he is sophisticated, and though he might have to avoid the slugfests, he can crack any case. Even if it sometimes breaks his heart. ‘Harry O’ features an actor at the top of his game, playing a character complex enough to contain his talents. This Six-Disc, 22-Episode Collection features the entire first season, co-starring Henry Darrow and Anthony Zerbe. Special guests include Stefanie Powers, Linda Evans, Martin Sheen, and Cab Calloway. Buy the Season 1 DVD at WBshop.com.

How to Make it in America

How To Make It In America: The Complete Second Season‘ continues to follow the adventures of Ben (Bryan Greenberg) and Cam (Victor Rasuk), two 20-something friends and entrepreneurs who aspire to making it in the New York City fashion world. With an appealing young cast, the hip, urban half-hour comedy from HBO takes viewers into the fascinating bohemian subculture of the city’s downtown to find out just what it takes to make it to the big time. Packed with entertaining bonus features, both the Blu-ray and DVD sets are now available. Still hustling to succeed in the ultra-competitive fashion industry, season two opens with Ben and Cam scouring the NYC downtown scene in search of new business connections that will help get their new CRISP line of T-shirts and hoodies off the ground. But as the stakes get higher, the lovable would-be-moguls encounter new obstacles that will require all their street smarts to overcome. Buy the Season 2 Blu-ray right here.

Safe

New York City can be a dangerous place, but it turns out the most wanted individual is a 12-year-old girl. From the director of Remember the Titans and producer of Kill Bill and Inglourious Basterds comes the adrenaline-charged crime thriller, ‘Safe,’ now available on Blu-ray and DVD. Everyone’s favorite action hero, Jason Statham (The Expendables), gives an exhilarating performance as Luke Wright, a mixed martial arts cage fighter who comes to the rescue of a terrified young girl on the run from the city’s most dangerous gangsters. Luke Wright (Statham) was living a normal life as a second-rate mixed martial arts cage fighter until screwing up a rigged fight. The Russian Mafia decides to make an example of him to prevent this from happening again and murders his family. With nothing to live for anymore, Wright wanders the streets of New York full of guilt and anger until he encounters Mei (Catherine Chan), a frightened 12-year-old Chinese girl. An orphaned math prodigy, Mei had been forced to work for the Triads as a counter and holds the key to a numerical code that could destroy the Triads, the mob and corrupt cops within the NYPD. After discovering that the same gangsters who killed his family are pursuing her, Wright takes matters into his own hands to protect the innocent girl and seek revenge. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Adventures of the Wilderness Family

modern day family becomes bored with the hassles of the city life in Los Angeles and moves to the Rocky Mountains, never to return in the Lionsgate Home Entertainment release of the Adventures of the Wilderness Family Trilogy. Now, for the first time ever, the three individual movies will arrive remastered and available in stunning High Definition digitally. Endorsed by the Dove Foundation as Family Approved, this timeless G-rated film speaks to the heart of family togetherness. Join the Robinson family as they embark on suspenseful, exhilarating adventures. Buy the DVD right here.

Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation

Cowabunga! Relive the live-action TV adventure of Saban’s Ninja Turtles with the release of ‘Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation’ Volume 1 on DVD. Delivering fun-filled family entertainment for all ages, this highly anticipated 2-DVD set features the first 13 action-packed episodes of the memorable 90s pop culture series. The series continued the saga of Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo, four genetically mutated turtles who have transformed into human sized ninja-powered crime fighters living in the sewers of New York City. Soon the Ninja Turtles’ world that they have come to know and love will change. If you thought Shredder was bad, wait until you meet their newest foe – Dragon Skull! It will take all the power of our four reptile heroes to combat this new villain, including the help from a new ninja turtle named Venus De Milo. Buy the Volume 1 DVD right here.

Sacrifice

Written and directed by Kaige and set during the opulent Yuan Dynasty in the 5th century B.C., ‘Sacrifice’ is the story of a newborn prince whose entire family, the Zhao clan, is wiped out by a rival general who ruthlessly seizes the throne.  An ordinary man, the doctor who delivers the baby, gives up everything dearest to him to save the last young survivor in the bloodline of the noble Zhao, and secretly raises the child as his own.  But the doctor, played impeccably by acclaimed actor Ge You, has devised his own plot for revenge and makes the cold-blooded General, Tu Angu, the boy’s godfather, allowing the would-be-King to infiltrate the royal palace as a guest.  When the boy becomes a man, he must choose between two fathers, while the destiny of a nation rests with his decision. ‘Sacrifice’ is a sweeping story rich with suspense, humanity and emotion, featuring outstanding performances by some of China’s great actors including the beloved Ge You (Farewell My Concubine), Wang Xue-Qi (Forever Enthralled), Fan Bing-Bing, Zhang Feng-Yi and Huang Xiaoming. ‘Sacrifice’ was the number one film in the China for two weeks and is based on the classic play Orphan of Zhao, written by Ji Jun-Xiang, which was the first Chinese play known to Europe. Buy the DVD right here.

The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

The Hand That Rocks the Cradle‘ is director Curtis Hanson’s suburban horror story of a demented nanny bent on revenge for past wrongs. Peyton (Rebecca De Mornay) was once a happily married woman, but when her doctor husband is accused of assaulting a patient and he commits suicide, her world falls apart and she plots revenge. Claire (Annabella Sciorra), the woman who made the accusation, hires Peyton as a nanny, not knowing of their past involvement. Peyton then proceeds to terrorize the family, attempts to seduce the husband and generally destroy Claire as she feels she has been destroyed. Rebecca De Mornay has not given such a good performance since Risky Business, and she manages to make Peyton both believable, frightening and sympathetic. De Mornay has many great moments, but the scene, where she slowly destroys a bathroom in her impotent rage is unbelievably powerful. Hanson, a superb director of thrillers, manages to bring all the elements together to make ‘The Hand that Rocks the Cradle’ a frightening psychological thriller and an interesting look at a woman’s obsessive hatred and envy.Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Hocus Pocus

Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy star in the Disney romp ‘Hocus Pocus.’ The film begins in 1693 where three witches — Winifred (Bette Midler), Sarah (Sarah Jessica Parker), and Mary (Kathy Najimy) — are preparing a potion that will grant them immortality and eternal youth. But before they finish mixing their cocktail, the people of Salem capture them and execute them for practicing witchcraft. Before their deaths, they vow to return to Salem 300 years hence on Halloween to exact their revenge. Three hundred years later, a skeptical, newly transplanted Californian, Max (Omri Katz), explores the ruins of the legendary witches’ house and dares the witches to manifest themselves. Disregarding the warnings of his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and girlfriend Allison (Vinessa Shaw), Max lights the Candle of Black Flame. With that, the witches reappear to wreak havoc on the town. The kids take off with the witches’ spellbook and a musty tome of hexes and recipes. The sorceresses, who will die by the morning light if they don’t recite the incantation for immortality, have to get the books by whatever means they can. So, Winifred, Sarah, and Mary hop on their broomsticks for a chase through Halloween night. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Sky Commanders

Deep in the South Pacific, a tumultuous and untamed new continent has erupted, spawned by a highly unstable new element, known as Phaeta-7. If this powerful new element could be controlled, whoever possessed it would be the undisputed ruler of the world! One man, General Lucas Plague, is determined to hold that title. And it’s up to a rugged team of mountaineering experts, led by Commander Mike Summit, to stop him. Employing revolutionary new gravity-lock and laser-cable technology to traverse the ever-changing terrain of the High Frontier, Mike Summit’s Sky Commanders, and General Plague’s Raiders, are locked in mortal combat, with the fate of the entire world hanging in the balance! That narration heralded the arrival of a Sci-Fi show that truly boasted sky high action, depicting the battles of a group of hi-tech climbers against a terror militia for control of the planet in this complete 2-Disc, 13-Episode Collection. Buy the complete animated series at WBshop.com.

Holy Flying Circus

Offering a Pythonesque peek behind the scenes of one of the most notorious—and beloved—films from the legendary troupe, the fantastical docudrama ‘Holy Flying Circus,’ now available in a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack from Acorn Media. A BAFTA nominee for Best Single Drama, this hilariously heretical docudrama reimagines the controversy behind Monty Python’s Life of Brian and the resulting debate pitting Michael Palin and John Cleese against a Church of England bishop and a staunchly Catholic broadcaster. Broadcast on the Ovation Network in April 2012 as part of their “The Best You’ve Never Seen” premieres, Holy Flying Circus is written by Oscar-nominated writer Tony Roche (In the Loop) and stars Darren Boyd (Little Dorrit), Charles Edwards (The Shell Seekers), Roy Marsden (P.D. James mysteries), Tom Fisher (The Illusionist), and Stephen Fry (Jeeves and Wooster) as God. Bonus features include deleted scenes, stills, and outtakes. ‘Holy Flying Circus ‘reimagines the controversy surrounding Monty Python’s 1979 film, Life of Brian, which was greeted with widespread outcry and accusations of blasphemy. Matters reached a head when Michael Palin (played by Charles Edwards) and John Cleese (played by Darren Boyd) agreed to take part in a BBC talk show about Life of Brian with a Church of England bishop and a staunchly Catholic broadcaster. The ensuing TV debate put the Pythons in their most absurd role yet: the voice of reason. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Tom & Jerry: Tricks & Treats

Get set for a ghoulishly good time with that tussling twosome, Tom and Jerry as they scare up some fun for the whole family this Halloween with their latest DVD release, ‘Tom & Jerry: Tricks and Treats.’ This “spooktacular” collection showcases 20 Tom and Jerry cartoons plus two bonus cartoons. Tom and Jerry are in for spooks galore in this monster collection. With 20 eerie cartoons plus two bonus cartoons, everyone’s goodie-bag will overflow with fun! Tricks and treats are at every turn, from ancient Egypt to Transylvania, from creepy houses to haunted forests, the hair-raising hilarity is non-stop! Our favorite Cat and Mouse mingle with ghosts, mummies, werewolves and witches in these terrific tales. Of course Tom and Jerry have a bounty of tricks up their own sleeves as well! Fear not, the chase is on! It’s a “scare-iffic” good time for the whole family. Buy the DVD right here.

Young James Herriot

Offering a fascinating look at the early life and education of a beloved British author and vet, ‘Young James Herriot’ is now available on DVD. This inspiring British drama unfolds against the backdrop of rising fascism in Europe and profound social change at home. But for young James Herriot, learning to become a veterinarian always came first. The three-part miniseries aired on the BBC in the U.K. in December 2011 but is available to U.S. audiences for the first time with its DVD release (DVD Single, $29.99, www.AcornOnline.com). Using his many years of veterinary experience, James Herriot wrote a series of books about animals and their owners and his bestselling books were the basis for the long-running BBC adaptation All Creatures Great and Small. Before he became famous tending animals in the Yorkshire Dales, a wide-eyed and eager James Herriot (Iain De Caestecker, The Fades, Coronation Street) arrived at Glasgow Veterinary College to pursue the career he’d dreamed of since childhood. But the college wasn’t what he had expected, nor were the faculty and his fellow students. These included the chauvinistic Professor Gunnell (Gary Lewis, Billy Elliot, Prime Suspect 7), a young feminist desperate to qualify as a vet (Amy Manson, Being Human), and an over privileged young man (Ben Lloyd-Hughes, The Hour, Great Expectations) who didn’t seem to care if he ever graduated. Buy the DVD right here.

White Vengeance

‘White Vengeance’ tells the story of two brothers contending for supremacy during the fall of the Qin Dynasty. As rebels rose, the nation fell into chaos and commoners united to re-conquer the Middle Kindgom of Qin. Liu Bang (Leon Lai) and Xian Yu (Feng Shaofeng), became sworn brothers in battle and leaders of the rebellious army tasked with overthrowing Lord Qin and seizing control of his vast empire. Yu and Bang both serve King Huai of Chu who uses their desire for a crown and a title to stir distrust between them. The ultimate betrayal and the call for success sparks an epic battle between brothers and a war for the kingdom. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Tim Winton’s Cloudstreet

Adapted by Tim Winton from his award-winning novel, the acclaimed Australian miniseries ‘Cloudstreet’ is now available on DVD. Exquisitely filmed with an outstanding ensemble cast led by Kerry Fox (An Angel at My Table) and Essie Davis (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries), Cloudstreet broadcast on Ovation in April 2012 as part of their “The Best You’ve Never Seen” premieres, and the miniseries was nominated for eight Australian Film Institute awards, including best miniseries. Set around Perth from 1943–1963, it tells the story of two rural families, each scarred by catastrophe, who end up sharing a large, ramshackle house that shudders and groans with memories of its own. The DVD 3-disc set includes all six-episodes and a bonus disc with five behind-the-scenes segments. The Lambs are hardworking, God-fearing, and devastated by a horrific accident. The Pickles are luckless and derelict, blown by the winds of fate and their own bad decisions. The families couldn’t be more different, yet they find common ground beneath the same roof. Years pass and they stay together, shouting, brawling, laughing, loving, and enduring. The Australian Society of Authors recently designated Cloudstreet the most popular Australian novel. Buy the DVD right here.

R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series

The hit children’s series ‘R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour’ makes its DVD debut with a two volume release from Shout! Factory. Delivering suspense, nervous giggles and captivating spooky family adventures, R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series – Volume 1 and Volume 2 DVDs feature some of young Hollywood’s biggest names as guest stars, including Bailee Madison (Brothers, Just Go With It), Calum Worthy (Austin & Ally, Stormworld) and Grayson Russell (Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules) to help coax you into keeping the nightlight burning bright. The popular children’s anthology series recently received seven 2012 Daytime Emmy Award nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Buy the Volume 1 and Volume 2 DVDs.

The Garfield Show: Holiday Extravaganza

‘Tis the season to celebrate with Garfield and his friends!  Join the party as you eat your way though a hilarious menu of Garfield’s three favorite holidays!  You’ll enter a haunted house, join the Thanksgiving table and open loads of presents this Christmas.  So bring out the pumpkin-pie and hang up the stocking and fill it up with a little Garfield cheer. Garfield was born on the comics pages on June 19, 1978.  The mastermind of cartoonist Jim Davis, Garfield is a humorous strip centered on the lives of a  quick-witted orange cat who loves lasagna, coffee, and his remote control; Jon Arbuckle, his owner; and Odie, a sweet but dumb dog. Garfield was introduced to the world in just 41 newspapers and is now the most widely syndicated comic strip ever, appearing in 2400 newspapers. Buy the DVD right here.

Quick

Spectacular street chases and pulse-pounding action are taken to new heights with Korea’s highly popular, action-packed motion picture ‘Quick,’ now available on Blu-ray and DVD, as well as being made available on digital entertainment platforms. Both Blu-ray and DVD editions boast English and Korean audio tracks, English subtitles and extensive bonus content. The Blu-ray contains exclusive bonus features. Starring international film stars Lee Min-Ki, Kang Ye-Won and Kim In-Kwon and directed by Jo Bum-Gu, ‘Quick’ delivers the high-octane action adventure, the thrills and  grand scale explosions that will blast the summer heat away. While driving a female pop star to a live broadcast appearance, motorcycle-riding messenger Gi-su receives a mysterious call that there’s a bomb wired to the pop star’s helmet and will blow up if he fails to make a series of deliveries within a fixed time limit. Caught up in a terrorist attack on the grandest scale smack in a heavily populated city along with the police hot on his trail, he and his passenger must embark on a high-speed race against time that their very lives depend on. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

For the Love of Money

Based on a true story, one man, Izek, leaves his old, seedy, gangster filled lifestyle to start over this his family in ‘For the Love of Money.’ After relocating to Los Angeles it isn’t long before the world of crime that he tried to escape finds him. Threatened by a dangerously temperamental gangster, his criminal cousin and a druglord, Izek finds making a fresh start almost impossible. As those close to him fall victim to the promises of quick money by way of the gun, violence surrounds him until he has no choice but to confront it. He’ll do whatever it takes to keep those close to him safe even if it means going back to his old ways. Buy the DVD right here.

The Adventures of Chuck and Friends: Monster Rally

Drivers let’s get rolling! ‘The Adventures of Chuck and Friends: Monster Rally’ is now available on DVD. Featuring 10 exhilarating episodes and exciting bons content, you won’t want to miss this one. Join Tonka Chuck, the little dump truck with the big dreams – not to mention wheels – and his friends as they steer you through one monster rally of a good time. Take an adventure with Chuck’s friends Handy, Digger Biggs, Soku, Rowdy and Boomer, through mud-splashing, big-tire fun. Buy the DVD right here.