New On DVD/Blu-ray This Week: Mission Impossible, JAG, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Girls

by | December 12, 2012 at 11:09 AM | General

'Mission: Impossible' (CBS Home Entertainment)

Mission Impossible

Choose to accept the mission this holiday season when every single episode of the thrilling series ‘Mission: Impossible’ arrives in a magnificent 56-disc set. Perfect for television fans, ‘Mission Impossible: The Complete Television Collector’s Gift Set’ is now available on DVD from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution. Highlighted by never-before-released inside looks and extended interviews with the show’s celebrated stars, the set includes all seven seasons of the original Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning series along with its 1980s revival, together for the first time in dynamite-shaped packaging. ‘Mission Impossible – The Complete Television Collector’s Gift Set’ also contains must-see bonus features. The two-part exclusive featurette entitled “Birth of the Mission” and “Mission Debriefing,” gives fans a special behind-the-scenes look at the series, and includes never-before-released interviews with ‘Mission: Impossible’ stars Peter Graves (Jim Phelps), Barbara Bain (Cinnamon Carter) and Martin Landau (Rollin Hand).  In addition, the series takes viewers back in time to view an archival interview with Greg Morris (Barney Collier). Plus, the collection also includes a photo montage celebrating the series set to the iconic ‘Mission: Impossible’ theme music, famously performed by The Kane Triplets. The original action drama ‘Mission: Impossible’ follows the adventures of the skilled I.M.F. (Impossible Missions Force) team who carry out highly dangerous and mysterious tasks for the government.  So secret are the missions that their details must be delivered to the team by pre-recorded tapes that are prepared to self-destruct once their messages are heard.  Headlined by Graves in his iconic role as I.M.F. leader Jim Phelps, the series was an immediate sensation upon its original debut, and its pulse-pounding plots, ingenious gadgets and inspired characters continue to influence both small and big-screen thrillers today. The 56-disc collection includes all seven seasons of the original series from 1966-1973, along with both seasons of the 1988-1990 series revival. ‘Mission Impossible – The Complete Television Collector’s Gift Set’ is presented in full screen format with English 5.1 Surround and English Mono (Season 1); English 5.1 Surround, English Mono, and Spanish Mono (Seasons 2-7); English Stereo (’88 and ’89 Seasons); and English Stereo and English Mono (bonus disc). The collection also includes English, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles (Seasons 2-7) and English SDH subtitles (’88 and ’89 Seasons and bonus disc). Buy the collector’s gift set right here.

JAG

One of television’s most popular and longest-running dramas, ‘JAG: The Complete Series – Collector’s Edition’ is now available in a DVD box set packed with exclusive special features. The collectible box set is the ultimate holiday gift and must-have for fans of the hugely popular, Emmy-winning series. Including all 10 seasons of JAG, the 56-disc definitive DVD collector’s edition box set is housed in a high-design collectible package, and is highlighted by an exclusive bonus disc filled with never-before-seen special features, only available in this special set. The featurette “The Jagged Edge” gives viewers a chance to go behind the scenes of their favorite series, and provides a special, in-depth look at the making of the popular drama with new interviews from Executive Producer Donald P. Bellisario and cast members including David James Elliott (Harmon Rabb Jr.), Catherine Bell (Sarah MacKenzie) and Patrick Labyorteaux (Bud Roberts Jr.).  In addition, the collection also features commentary by Bellisario for the hit show’s premiere episode.  The set also includes “JAG: Beyond the Scenes,” a program introducing the series that aired before the show ever premiered on NBC. Plus, the set contains a fully loaded, 38-page “Insider’s Manual” enabling viewers to test their trivia knowledge, get intel about the actual JAG Corps and learn fun facts about the show.  One highlight of the collection is an exclusive, one-of-a-kind “Challenge Coin” like the one seen in the series finale that decided Harm and Mac’s fate and left JAG fans wanting to know more. ‘JAG,’ starring David James Elliott, Catherine Bell, Patrick Labyorteaux and Scott Lawrence, is an adventure drama about the elite legal wing of military officers trained as lawyers who investigate, prosecute and defend those accused of crimes within the military. The popular series follows Commander Harmon “Harm” Rabb Jr., a former Navy fighter pilot turned lawyer, and Lieutenant Colonel Sarah “Mac” MacKenzie, a beautiful “by the book” officer. Though these two colleagues hold the same high standards, they often find themselves clashing when they choose different routes to get to the same conclusion. No matter their differences, they traverse the globe together with a single mission in mind: to search for and discover the truth. Buy the complete series collector’s edition right here.

Ice Age: Continental Drift

Ahoy, matey! Blue Sky Studios unveils a brand new chapter in one of the most successful film franchises of all time. Bringing together the visually epic and the emotionally powerful, ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift‘ is now available on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, and DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Sub-zero heroes Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon a high-seas adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they try to reunite with their herd. In the wake of these upheavals, Sid reunites with his cantankerous Granny, and the herd encounters a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates determined to stop them from returning home. Showcasing the coolest cast of all-time, ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’ stars Ray Romano (“Everybody Loves Raymond”), John Leguizamo (Moulin Rouge), Denis Leary (“Rescue Me”), Queen Latifah (The Secret Life of Bees), Seann William Scott (Planet 51), Josh Peck (“Drake & Josh”), and Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead). Joining the familiar Ice Age family for this newest franchise installment are some of the entertainment world’s brightest talents including Jennifer Lopez (“American Idol”), Aziz Ansari (“Parks and Recreation”), Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”), Wanda Sykes (Monster-in-Law), Heather Morris (“Glee”), and hip hop sensations Nicki Minaj and Drake. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Girls

The latest breakout comedy series from HBO – ‘Girls‘ – is now available on DVD and Blu-ray, just in time for holiday gift giving and a few weeks before the premiere of season two. Created by and starring Lena Dunham, who also executive produced along with Emmy winner Judd Apatow (Bridesmaids) and Jenni Konner (Help Me Help You), ‘Girls’ takes a comic look at the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their early 20s. ‘Girls: The Complete First Season,’ features insightful and hilarious bonus features including gag reels, deleted scenes, cast interviews and much more. ‘Girls’ was nominated for five 2012 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress (Dunham), Outstanding Directing (Dunham), Outstanding Writing (Dunham) and Outstanding Casting. The series follows the lives of four twentysomethings – Hannah, Marnie, Jessa and Shoshanna – who are trying to figure life out. They’ve been living in New York for a couple of years, but they’re still not sure what they want – from boys, from each other, from themselves. And things aren’t getting any clearer. The answers aren’t always easy, but the search is profoundly relatable and infinitely amusing. Buy the Season 1 Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Ted

A foul-mouthed, hard-partying teddy bear and his 35-year-old best friend come together in the #1 comedy of the year, ‘Ted,’ now available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand. Directed by Seth MacFarlane, creator of television’s uproarious and irreverent hits ‘Family Guy,’ and ‘American Dad,’ ‘Ted’ stars Mark Wahlberg (Contraband, The Other Guys), Mila Kunis (Friends with Benefits, Black Swan), Joel McHale (‘Community’), Giovanni Ribisi (Contraband, Avatar) and Seth MacFarlane as the voice of ‘Ted.’ The film’s all-star cast also includes ‘Family Guy’ favorites Jessica Barth, Alex Borstein, Ralph Garman and Patrick Warburton, as well as Sam Jones (‘Flash Gordon’), Multi-Grammy Award-winning recording artist Norah Jones and newcomer Brett Manley. Both the Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD feature an unrated extended version of the film – featuring laugh-out-loud footage not shown in theaters – a gag reel, feature commentary with Seth MacFarlane and Mark Wahlberg and an insider’s look at the making of the funniest buddy picture ever made. Ted’s outrageous, off-color antics won the hearts and minds of critics and audiences alike. A critically hailed blockbuster that took in more than $218 million in North America alone, ‘Ted’ is the third highest grossing R-rated comedy of all time and scored the highest debut ever for an original R-rated comedy. Exclusively on the ‘Ted’ Blu-ray Combo Pack are bonus features that include deleted scenes, alternate takes and a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Ted’s already legendary fight scene. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke,’ America’s longest-running trail blazing, Western television series returns to DVD with Gunsmoke: The Seventh Season, Volume One.  The award-winning series stars James Arness as U.S. Marshal Matt Dillon, who works to keep the peace in the outlaw-filled town of Dodge City.  Every day Marshal Dillon protects citizens from the hardships of the Wild West including cattle rustling, gun fights, brawls and land fraud.  The seventh season also features Amanda Blake, Milbur Stone and Dennis Weaver. Buy the Season 7, Volume 1 DVD right here.

The Bourne Legacy

On the verge of having their conspiracy exposed, members of the government’s intelligence community will stop at nothing to erase all evidence of their top secret programs in ‘The Bourne Legacy,’ now available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD  and On Demand. The film is also available via Digital Download. Inspired by master storyteller Robert Ludlum’s immensely popular books, ‘The Bourne Legacy’ takes the action-packed Bourne series to an explosive new level. With his life in jeopardy, agent Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner) must use his genetically-engineered skills to survive the ultimate game of cat-and-mouse and finish what Jason Bourne started.  Presented in incomparable high-definition picture and perfect DTS master audio 7.1 surround sound, The Bourne Legacy Blu-ray includes an array of behind-the-scenes bonus features that take viewers inside the making of this global action-thriller. For more than a decade, movie audiences worldwide have been enthralled by undercover agent Jason Bourne. A compelling mixture of riveting suspense, breathtaking action and shocking intrigue, ‘The Bourne Legacy’ is the next thrilling original chapter in the hugely popular espionage franchise that has earned over $1 billion at the global box office. Director Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton), screenwriter for the entire Bourne film series, steps behind the camera for the fourth installment. The film features a distinguished cast of compelling new faces and Bourne film favorites including Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner (The Avengers, The Hurt Locker), Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz (The Mummy, The Constant Gardener), Academy Award nominee Edward Norton (The Incredible Hulk, Moonrise Kingdom), Stacy Keach (American History X, W.),  Academy Award nominee Joan Allen (The Bourne Supremacy, The Contender), Academy Award nominee Albert Finney (The Bourne Ultimatum, Erin Brockovich), Academy Award nominee David Strathairn (The Bourne Ultimatum, Good Night, and Good Luck) and Scott Glenn (The Bourne Ultimatum, Training Day). The screenplay was co-written by Dan Gilroy and produced by Frank Marshall, Patrick Crowley, Jeffrey M. Weiner and Ben Smith. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Ultra Seven

Even now, fiendish hands are stretching out from the distant stars to seize the world…From their massive underground complex near Mt. Fuji, the Ultra Guard, an elite unit of the Terrestrial Defense Force, equipped with a squadron of Ultra Hawks, stands vigilant as our decisive first-line to combat the myriad of alien aggressors, who threaten the very existence of our planet. But, unbeknownst to his fellow teammates, Dan Moroboshi, is secretly an extraterrestrial aiding them in their fight to preserve the future of humanity — considered the “7th member” of the Ultra Guard — better known as ‘Ultra Seven.’ The internationally renowned sci-fi, pop culture series ‘Ultra Seven: The Complete Series Collector’s Edition’ is now available in a collectible 6-DVD set. Produced by the creative team behind Ultraman, Ultra Seven is the third entry in the “Ultra Series,” and is arguably the best of the long-running franchise, with its emphasis on science fiction and themes touching on subjects ranging from the cruelty of war to social and racial injustices in the grand tradition of Star Trek and The Outer Limits. Plus, Ultra Seven features the colossal monsters and spectacular visual effects viewers expect from the men who brought Godzilla to life. For the first time on home video, complete and uncut, Shout! Factory’s complete box set of Ultra Seven is a must-have. Buy the complete series collector’s edition right here.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent

New York City’s Major Case Squad is back for another riveting season of solving crimes from inside the criminal mind. ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent‘: The Ninth Year features all 16 original episodes on 4 DVDs, showcasing high-profile criminal cases ripped from contemporary headlines. The Ninth Year marks a turning point for the Major Case Squad as one of their own is murdered while undercover in the world of illegal arms dealing. Detectives Goren (Vincent D’Onofrio), Eames (Kathryn Erbe) and Nichols (Jeff Goldblum) set out to find the elusive killer and risk compromising an ongoing FBI investigation which threatens to push Goren out the picture for good. Buy the Season 9 DVD right here.

Futurama

Phillip Fry is a 25-year-old pizza delivery boy whose life is going nowhere in the hit comedy ‘Futurama.’ When he accidentally freezes himself on December 31, 1999, he wakes up 1,000 years in the future and has a chance to make a fresh star. He goes to work for the Planet Express Corporation, a futuristic delivery service that transports packages to all five quadrants of the universe. His companions include the delivery ship’s captain Leela, a beautiful one-eyed female alien who kicks some serious butt, and the wise-cracking Bender, a robot with very human flaws. Buy the Volume 7 DVD right here.

San Francisco Giants 2012 World Series Collector’s Edition

Giants fans everywhere can now relive the team’s white-knuckle Postseason run and four-game sweep of  the Detroit Tigers with the ‘San Francisco Giants 2012 World Series Collector’s Edition,’ an 8-disc set that preserves every crafted pitch, historic home run and glorious moment of the series, from Pablo Sandoval’s historic three home runs to open the World Series to Sergio Romo’s three strikeouts to close it, plus the heroics of Buster Posey, Marco Scutaro, Tim Lincecum, Jeremy Affeldt, and Brandon Crawford.  Featuring all four games of the World Series, plus the complete NLDS Game 5 (clinching their
3-game comeback against the Cincinnati Reds), NLCS Game 5 (Barry Zito’s shutout performance that kept the Giants alive against the St. Louis Cardinals and set the series in motion) and the historic first Giants perfect game courtesy of Matt Cain. The ‘San Francisco Giants 2012 World Series Collector’s Edition’ presents each game, complete and uncut, wrapped with sleeve stats, offering player facts, historic notes and quotes, and includes numerous features to enhance the viewing experience, including a special audio feature that allows fans to watch the World Series television broadcast and listen to Giants Radio Network announcers. Buy the Collector’s Edition right here.

Les Miserables

An epic tale of love, honor and obsession, ‘Les Miserables’ is now available on Blu-ray. Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush (Best Actor, Shine, 1996), Academy Award nominees Liam Neeson (Best Actor, Schindler’s List, 1993) and Uma Thurman (Best Supporting Actress, Pulp Fiction, 1994) as well as three-time Golden Globewinner Claire Danes (Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series- Drama, “Homeland,” 2012; Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television, “Temple Grandin,” 2011; Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series – Drama, “My So-Called Life,” 1994) star in this adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel. Set amidst the dramatic backdrop of early 19th century France on the brink of revolution, ‘Les Miserables’ is the story of a paroled prisoner (Neeson) who is attempting to create a new life, but is relentlessly pursued by Inspector Javert (Rush). Included on the Blu-ray is the previously released bonus featurette, “A First Look at Les Miserables.” Based on the 1862 novel by Victor Hugo, ‘Les Miserables’ is the story of Jean Valjean (Liam Neeson), a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread. After breaking his parole in order to start a new life for himself, Valjean must evade the persistent Inspector Javert (Geoffrey Rush). The pursuit consumes both men’s lives, and soon Valjean finds himself in the midst of the student revolutions in 19th century France. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Osombie

Just when you thought it was safe to be a Westerner, Bin Laden rises from the grave to finish his jihad as a flesh-eating zombie in ‘Osombie,’ a horror flick now available in the home entertainment marketplace as the world continues to be infected with love for all things undead.  For fans of ‘The Walking Dead,”World War Z’ or anything that shambles, this highly anticipated release is a must -have. Dusty is a yoga instructor from Colorado who is on a desperate rescue mission to save her brother, Derek, a conspiracy theorist who is convinced Osama bin Laden is still alive.  After arriving in Afghanistan, Dusty falls in with a team of NATO special forces on a secret assignment and soon discovers that Derek is not so crazy after all: Osama has in fact returned from his watery grave and is making an army of zombie terrorists!  When the soldiers crash headlong into the growing zombie apocalypse, Dusty and the troops must find and destroy the root of the zombie insurgency before it infests the rest of the world. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Official 2012 World Series Film

Part of a tradition that dates back to 1943 when the U.S. State Department commissioned Major League Baseball to create a highlight reel of the World Series for troops overseas, the ‘Official World Series Film’ is the crowning achievement each year from Major League Baseball Productions. With numerous camera crews capturing every thrilling pitch, every historic home run and mesmerizing moment from every Postseason game, the Official 2012 World Series Film delivers the Giants’ thrilling series run in its entirety — from first pitch to last — in a documentary that is expertly edited and crafted from hundreds of hours of film in a scant matter of weeks. Featuring comprehensive highlights, exclusive access and interviews, and breathtaking, hi-def footage that delivers home audiences directly to the ballparks, this extraordinary memento, narrated by Bay Area native and longtime Giants fan Benjamin Bratt, captures the team’s four-game sweep in epic fashion. An exclusive bonus disc contains the complete Pennant-clinching NLCS Game 7 vs. the St. Louis Cardinals, plus a stadium’s worth of additional bonus programming, including exclusive celebratory footage and much more. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Heavyweights

Enjoy Disney’s ‘Heavyweights,’ a comedy of enormous proportions, for the first time on Blu-ray, featuring an all–new digital restoration with enhanced picture and sound. Superstar Ben Stiller is hilarious in this laugh-out-loud family film executive produced by Judd Apatow (‘Bridesmaids’). When an underdog group of kids discover their beloved summer camp has been sold to a crazy fitness fanatic who’s determined to make their lives miserable, they unite to turn the tables and take back their woodsy hideaway. You’ll fall in love with these Heavyweights – they’re big, loud and proud, and ready to win their way into your heart. Experience the fun like never before on Disney Blu-ray with never-before-seen bonus including over 30 deleted and extended scenes! Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Death Valley

A divorcee, her son and her boyfriend are on a vacation in the beautiful but deadly ‘Death Valley.’ What starts out as an ordinary, leisurely trip turns into a nightmare when they happen upon a murder and find themselves pursued by a maniac. Starring Catherine Hicks (Child’s Play), Paul Le Mat (Puppetmaster), Stephen McHattie (The Tall Man) and Peter Billingsley (A Christmas Story). Buy the Blu-ray right here.

The Island

Michael Caine (The Dark Knight Trilogy) stars as Blair Maynard, an investigative writer who takes on one of the most baffling mysteries – the disappearance of boats and their passengers in the Caribbean. During his investigation, he and his son are captured by raiding pirates, lead by David Warner (Time After Time). When his son is converted to the pirates’ barbarian ways and turns against him, Blair must come to his recue in this action-packed thriller written by Peter Benchley (Jaws). Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Why Stop Now

A simple trip to a piano audition becomes an outrageous and life-changing adventure in the comedy-drama ‘Why Stop Now,’ starring Melissa Leo and Jesse Eisenberg as a mother and son enduring a very bad day. The movie is now available on high-definition Blu-ray and DVD. Piano prodigy Eli Bloom (Oscar nominee Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network, Zombieland, To Rome With Love) is on his way to the most important audition of his life, but first he has to drop off his mother Penny (Oscar winner Melissa Leo, The Fighter, Frozen River) at a drug rehab center. There’s just one little complication. Since Penny’s not quite high enough and has to test positive to be admitted, mother and son end up at the door of her dealer Sprinkles (Emmy nominee Tracy Morgan, 30 Rock, Cop Out) in search of one last score. But because Penny’s in debt and Sprinkles is low on product, Eli unwittingly must play negotiator as the unlikely team hits the streets. A quinceanera, an unruly, foul-mouthed sock puppet and a Revolutionary War reenactment are among the obstacles that stand in their way in this absurdly funny and revealing adventure. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Doomsday Book

Internationally-renowned Directors Kim Ji-woon (I Saw the Devil, The Good, The Bad, the Weird) and Yim Pil-sung (Hansel & Gretel) present three interpretations on an apocalyptic theme in the anthology film ‘Doomsday Book,’ now available on Blu-ray and DVD. In the first film, Director Yim Pil-Sung opens with Brave New World, starring Ryoo Seung-bum (The Servant) as a young man trying to survive in a world infected by biological toxins.   The centerpiece of the film, Heavily Creature, directed by Kim Ji-woon, stars Kim Kang-woo (A Better Tomorrow), Kim Gyu-ri (Portrait of a Beauty) and Park Hae-il (War of the Arrows) as citizens of Seoul who must deal with the innovations of the high-tech modern world where a religion-practicing robot achieves enlightenment and must escape the evil manufacturer who wants to destroy it.  Director Yim Pil-Sung closes the film with Happy Birthday, starring newcomer Song Sae-byoek, Jin Ji-hee (Hansel & Gretel) and Bae Doo-na (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance).  Elementary school student Park Min-seo (Jin Ji-hee) accidentally order a mysterious package off the internet that puts Earth and all its inhabitants at risk of extinction. ‘Doomsday Book’ was named “Best International Film” at the 2012 Fant-Asia Film Festival. ‘Doomsday Book’ welcomes you to the future with three harrowing individual stories: Brave New World, Heavenly Creature, and Happy Birthday. As one family, one lost billiard ball, and one misguided internet order take on the world, three stories collide to deliver a ground-breaking fearless film of man verses technology. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Kill ‘Em All

From Director Raimund Huber (Bangkok Adrenaline) comes the non-stop action story ‘Kill ‘Em All,’ now available on Blu-ray and DVD. Captured international assassins are locked up inside a high-tech bunker known as the Killing Chamber and to break out they must kill ‘em all!  The cast includes Johnny Messner (Bad Ass), Chia Hui Liu (Flying Swords of Dragon Gate), Joe Lewis (Bloodmoon), Tim Man (Bangkok Adrenaline), Ammara Siripong (Chocolate), Brahim Achabbakhe (Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li), and Erik Markus Schuetz (Blood Ties). Welcome to the Killing Chamber – a high-tech bunker where captured international assassins are ready to do what they do best, just to survive.  If they’re going to break out of this concrete hell, they must duel each other, fight deadly ninjas, and battle against gangs of masked maniacs. If they manage to survive that, they will have to confront Snakehead: the lethal, deranged top dog who will stop at nothing to ‘Kill ‘Em All.’ Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Dick Tracy

The comic strip detective (Warren Beatty) finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney (Madonna) makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice’s (Al Pacino) united mob in ‘Dick Tracy.’ Winner of 3 Academy Awards (1990), including Best Art Direction -Set Decoration, Best Makeup and Beast Music (Original Song for “Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man).” Buy the Blu-ray right here.

41

41‘ is a rare, intimate glimpse at the life and times of the 41st president of the United States. The first documentary to tell George Herbert Walker Bush’s story in his own words, the exclusive HBO presentation features unprecedented access to President Bush as he reflects on the highs and lows of his life from his beloved summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine and presidential library in Texas. One of the most experienced politicians ever to achieve the presidency, George H.W. Bush shares anecdotes from his childhood, family, service in World War II and political career, including his roles as U.S. envoy to China, director of the CIA and vice president of the United States in the Reagan administration, as well as his term as president. The documentary deftly weaves personal photos and black-and-white family films along with news and archival footage as President Bush reflects on his momentous life. Written and directed by Jeffrey Roth, 41 was filmed over a 17-month period, from Sept. 2009 to Feb. 2011. The film was produced by Emmy winner and close friend of the former president, Jerry Weintraub whose credits include: The Karate Kid movies, Diner, Ocean’s Eleven (and its sequels) as well as the upcoming HBO film, Behind the Candelabra. Buy the DVD right here.

Gayby

An irreverent comedy about friendship, growing older, sex, loneliness, and the family you choose, ‘Gayby‘ is now available on DVD. Writer/Director Jonathan Lisecki’s first feature-length film stars Jenn Harris (Confessions of a Shopaholic) and Matthew Wilkas (The Bits in Between) as best friends who decide to have a baby together the old fashioned way … despite the fact she’s straight and he’s gay. Based on a popular short film that garnered raves at more than 100 film festivals, ‘Gayby’ had its world premiere at 2012 South by Southwest (SXSW) Conferences & Festivals. The bonus features include deleted scenes. Broadway actor Matthew Wilkas (“Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark”) co-stars with the hilarious Jenn Harris as a gay guy and his straight best friend who decide to have a baby together — the old-fashioned way! Hilarious, sexy, wacky and romantic, this perfectly told New York tale from writer-director-star Jonathan Lisecki follows the travails of Jen and Matt all the way to one of the happiest happy endings you’ve ever seen. Cast also includes Adam Driver (HBO’s ‘Girls’) and Dulé Hill (‘Psych’). Buy the DVD right here.

Bigfoot County

Once only a myth is now a horrific reality in ‘Bigfoot County,’ now available on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand. Comprised of found footage, adocumentary filmmaker goes on to investigate alleged Bigfoot sightings and proves they exist, but at what cost? Featuring the original footage of “Bigfoot” from the Patterson-Gimlin Film and starring Stephon Stewart (Searched Fear), Sam Ayers (‘The Pretender’) and featuring Don Scribner (The Cooler), Bigfoot County is not to be missed. A documentary filmmaker and his crew venture up to Siskiyou County, known for their Bigfoot sightings. While there to investigate, they meet a local who leads them into the woods showing them evidence of Bigfoot’s existence. As they document everything on film, a series of unfortunate events occurs leaving many unanswered questions and only this footage to draw conclusions. Buy the DVD right here.