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by | June 12, 2013 at 1:42 AM | General

'Orphan Black' (BBC Home Entertainment)

Orphan Black

Smart, sexy and pulsating with suspense – BBC America’s hit new original series, ‘Orphan Black’ features rising star Tatiana Maslany (The Vow, Picture Day), who recently took home the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series. This is the television performance that can’t be missed, so join the conversation with the release of ‘Orphan Black: Season One’ on Blu-ray and DVD. Maslany portrays Sarah, an outsider and orphan whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman, “Beth,” who looks just like her. Sarah takes her identity, her boyfriend and her money. But instead of solving her problems, the street-smart chameleon is thrust headlong into a kaleidoscopic mystery. She makes the dizzying discovery that she and the dead woman are clones… but are they the only ones? Sarah quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy, racing to find answers. The cast includes Jordan Gavaris (Degrassi) as Felix, Sarah’s thorny foster brother and her one true confidante;  Dylan Bruce (NCIS) as Paul, Beth’s boyfriend – a decent guy with chiseled features, but more complicated than he appears; Maria Doyle Kennedy (Downton Abbey) as Mrs. S, Sarah’s hard-nosed working class foster mother from across the pond; Michael Mando (The Killing) as Vic, Sarah’s volatile ex, aptly nicknamed “Vic the Dick”; Kevin Hanchard (Republic of Doyle) as Art, a veteran detective working alongside Beth who grows suspicious of her erratic behavior: and Skyler Wexler (Carrie) as Sarah’s seven-year-old daughter. The ten-part clone conspiracy thriller, produced by Temple Street Productions, is co-created by Graeme Manson and John Fawcett, with Manson also serving as writer and Fawcett as director. Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier are executive producers on behalf of Temple Street. Bonus Features include: Character Profiles, Set Tour, and Behind the Scenes featurette. Buy the Season 1 Blu-ray right here.

42

Watch the true story of an American legend with the release of ‘42,’ now available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download. Starring Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman as two men who changed baseball forever, ’42′ follows the legendary Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey and the great Jackie Robinson as they take a stand against racism and baseball’s infamous color line. Directed by Academy Award winner Brian Helgeland (“L.A. Confidential”), ’42′ also stars Nicole Beharie as Jackie’s beloved wife Rachel Robinson; Christopher Meloni as Leo Durocher; Andre Holland as Wendell Smith; Lucas Black as Pee Wee Reese; and Hamish Linklater as Ralph Branca. Hero is a word we hear often in sports, but heroism is not always about achievements on the field of play. “42” tells the story of two men – the great Jackie Robinson and legendary Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey – whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball. In 1946, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to the team, breaking Major League Baseball’s infamous color line. But the deal also put both Robinson and Rickey in the firing line of the public, the press and even other players. Facing unabashed racism from every side, Robinson was forced to demonstrate tremendous courage and restraint by not reacting in kind, knowing that any incident could destroy his and Rickey’s hopes. Instead, Number 42 let his talent on the field do the talking  – ultimately winning over fans and his teammates, silencing his critics, and paving the way for others to follow. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Evil Dead

From producers Sam Raimi (Spider-Man trilogy, original ‘Evil Dead’ trilogy),Bruce Campbell (original ‘Evil Dead’ trilogy) and Rob Tapert (original Evil Dead trilogy) comes the highly anticipated box office hit ‘Evil Dead,’ now available on Blu-ray and DVD with UltraViolet from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Creators of the original The Evil Dead reunite to present this terrifying new vision of the classic tale about five 20-something friends who turn a remote cabin in the woods into a blood-soaked chamber of horrors after awakening an ancient demon. Directed by Fede Alvarez, ‘Evil Dead’ opened No. 1 at the U.S. Box Office, and top 10 for all-time horror remakes.  The ensemble cast includes Jane Levy (TV’s “Suburgatory”), Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood), Lou Taylor Pucci (Carriers), Jessica Lucas (Cloverfield) and Elizabeth Blackmore (Legend of the Seeker). Exclusive to the Blu-ray is a cast and crew commentary track, as well as two all-new featurettes, exploring the origins and design of the new “Book of the Dead,” and featuring behind-the-scenes footage of cast rehearsals, insights from the original creators, and more.  Both the Blu-ray and DVD come with three additional all-new featurettes on the making of the film, character transformations and the process of re-imagining a much-loved, horror classic. A secluded cabin. An ancient curse. An unrelenting evil. The original producers reunite to present a genuinely terrifying re-imagining of their original horror masterpiece. Five young friends have found the mysterious and fiercely powerful Book of the Dead. Unable to resist its temptation, they release a violent demon on a blood-thirsty quest to possess them all. Who will be left to fight for their survival and defeat this unearthly force of murderous carnage? ‘Evil Dead’ was written by Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues, based on the motion picture “The Evil Dead,” written by Sam Raimi. It was produced by Rob Tapert (30 Days of Night), Sam Raimi (Spider-Man franchise) and Bruce Campbell (original Evil Dead series). Executive producers are Nathan Kahane (Hope Springs, The Grudge), Joe Drake (The Hunger Games, Juno), J.R. Young (The Possession), and Peter Schlessel (Drive). Co-producers are Nicole Brown (The Possession, 50/50) and Matthew Leonetti, Jr. (The Possession, The Amazing Spider-Man). Buy the Blu-ray right here.

George Lopez

Get set for non-stop laughter and good times with the release of the third season of the groundbreaking hit television series ‘George Lopez,’ now available on DVD. Starring multi-talented entertainer, George Lopez, as the head of the delightfully hilarious Lopez household, George Lopez follows the exploits of an endearing and uproarious blue-collar Hispanic family living in the suburbs of Los Angeles. ‘George Lopez’ stars popular stand-up comedian George Lopez (Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Real Women Have Curves) as an assembly line worker who brings a blue-collar outlook and laughs to a white-collar job, when he’s promoted to manage a Los Angeles airplane parts factory. Presenting a constant challenge both at work and at home is George’s tough and acerbic but loving mother Benny (Belita Moreno, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Melrose Place). Fortunately, George’s devoted wife, Angie (Constance Marie, Switched at Birth, For Your Love), possesses the patience of a saint and copes surprisingly well with Benny’s questionable behavior and insensitive wisecracks.  George and Angie’s son Max (Luis Armand Garcia, A Day Without a Mexican) is dyslexic and a sarcastic ball of energy, while their teenage daughter, Carmen (Masiela Lusha, Clifford’s Puppy Days), struggles against her parents to assert her own independence while dealing with the tribulations of being a teenage high school girl. Buy the Season 3 DVD right here.

Bullet to the Head

Blood will boil and revenge will be sought with the release of ‘Bullet to the Head‘ on Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital Download. Starring the legendary Sylvester Stallone, ‘Bullet to the Head’ follows the unexpected alliance of a New Orleans hit man and a by-the-book Washington D.C. detective on a thrilling quest for payback. Directed by Walter Hill (“Undisputed,” “Last Man Standing”), “Bullet to the Head” also stars Sung Kang, Sarah Shahi, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Christian Slater, John Seda, Weronika Rosati and Jason Momoa. Based on Alexis Nolent’s French graphic novel, Du Plomb Dans La Tete, “Bullet to the Head” tells the story of a New Orleans hit man (Stallone) and a DC cop (Kang) who form an unlikely alliance to bring down the killers of their respective partners. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Hell on Wheels

Credited for helping to modernize the Western genre when it premiered in 2011, ‘Hell on Wheels‘ centers on former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount, City by the Sea, Cook County, “Line of Fire”), whose quest for vengeance has led him to the Union Pacific Railroad’s westward construction of the first transcontinental railroad.  Currently reigning as one of AMC’s highest rated shows (Season 2 averaged 3.2 million viewers per episode), it’s episodic TV at its highly acclaimed best. Before Season 3 rolls into town August 10, home viewers can catch up on all the frontier drama in this star-studded smash with ‘Hell on Wheels’ Season 2, now available on extras-laden DVD and Blu-ray. ‘Hell on Wheels’ tells the epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on a soldier who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who have killed his wife. His journey takes him west to Hell on Wheels, a dangerous, raucous, lawless melting pot of a town that travels with and services the construction of the railroad, an engineering feat unprecedented for its time. The lavishly-produced series documents the railroads engineering and construction, as well as institutionalized greed and corruption, the immigrant experience and the plight of newly emancipated African-Americans during Reconstruction.  Chronicling this potent turning point in our nation’s history, this fan favoriteseries shows just how uncivilized the business of civilization can be across 10 absorbing episodes.  Co-stars include Common (Just Wright, Date Night), Colm Meany(The Conspirator, Get Him to the Greek), Dominique McElligott (Moon, The Philanthropist), Ben Esler (The Pacific), Tom Noonan (Damages, The House of the Devil, Phil Burke (Mercy), Eddie Spears (Into the West) and Wes Studi (Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Heat). Buy the Season 2 DVD right here.

Matlock

Court is now in session, as one of television’s most beloved legal dramas returns to DVD for its final installment, ‘Matlock: The Ninth & Final Season.’ The one and only Andy Griffith returns as Ben Matlock, the skillful attorney, with the charm and instincts to ensure justice is served for every case. With the help of his devoted daughter Leanne (Brynne Thayer), his trusted best friend Billy (Warren Frost) and his savvy investigator Cliff (Daniel Roebuck), Matlock is able to uncover the truth behind plots of revenge, the loss of a friend, and many more captivating cases. Fans will love every episode on this newly remastered five-disc collection. Buy the Season 9 DVD right here.

Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited: One-Four

Four Doctors, one special set: BBC Home Entertainment is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who with a look back at the best of the Time Lord’s eleven incarnations. Doctor Who – The Doctors Revisted: One – Four, is now available on DVD and features a select story ark from the eras of William Hartnell (the First Doctor), Patrick Troughton (the Second Doctor), Jon Pertwee (the Third Doctor), and Tom Baker (the Fourth Doctor), along with four specials that explore the legacy of each Doctor and what they brought to the series. Doctor Who earned an Institutional Peabody Award in 2013 for “evolving with technology and the times like nothing else in the known television universe.” The longest running science fiction series on television will celebrate its 50th Anniversary on November 23, 2013, and it’s the perfect opportunity to reflect on the evolution of the series. The first four Doctors represent a career time span of nearly twenty years, from the series premiere with William Hartnell in 1963 to Tom Baker’s departure in 1981. This specially curated collection features one classic story ark from each Doctor: The Aztecs, a time-travel story that takes the First Doctor to 15th century Mexico, inside the tomb of one-time Aztec High Priest Yetaxa; The Tomb of the Cybermen, which finds the Second Doctor arriving on Telos – the last resting place of the infamous Cybermen – where he discovers a band of archaeologists on a secret expedition to uncover his old enemies’ lost tomb; Spearhead from Space, the first story to feature the newly-regenerated Third Doctor, banished by the Time Lords to Earth where the Nestene consciousness has also just arrived; and Pyramids of Mars, where an Egyptologist possessed by the god-like Sutekh needs the Fourth Doctor’s help. Buy the DVD right here.

The Virginian

The Virginian‘ was television’s first 90-minute western, originally airing on NBC from 1962-1971. Based on Owen Wister’s 1902 western novel of the same name, the program chronicles the lives and relationships of the people who came west and settled the wild land of Medicine Bow, Wyoming, and centers around the Virginian, a tough foreman played by James Drury. The eighth and final season of The Virginian includes 24 episodes filmed in color on 9 DVDs, with special guest stars including Desi Arnaz (I Love Lucy) and Art Carney (The Honeymooners). Buy the Season 8 DVD right here.

Combat!

One of the television’s most popular series, the groundbreaking ‘Combat!‘ offers a gritty, unflinching look at American soldiers battling in Europe during World War II, confronting imposing odds and demonstrating remarkable levels of ingenuity and courage.  Vic Morrow and Rick Jason head a stellar cast in the longest-running war series in history, featuring an incomparable list of guest stars from Hollywood’s Golden Age as well as top directorial talent of Richard Donner and Robert Altman. ‘Combat!: The Complete Fourth Season’ includes all 31 episodes from the fourth season of the groundbreaking TV series: The Linesman, Main Event, Hear No Evil, Nine Place Vendee, A Sudden Terror, Evasion, Finest Hour, Breakout, The Farmer, The Raider, Crossfire, Soldier of Fortune, The First Day, S.I.W., Luck with Rainbows, The Flying Machine, The Old Men, The Casket, The Good Samaritan, Retribution, The Mockingbird, Hills Are for Heroes Part 1, Hills Are for Heroes Part 2, Counterplay, Nothing to Lose, Ask Me No Questions, The Ringer, One at a Time, Gitty, Run Sheep Run and The Leader. Buy the Season 4 DVD right here.

The Boondock Saints II

After a theatrical box office of more than $10 million, Writer/Director Troy Duffy’s sequel to the cult classic ‘The Boondock Saints’ is back and bigger than ever with the release of ‘The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day’ (Director’s Cut) on two-disc Blu-ray with UltraViolet exclusively at Best Buy. The tough, stylized, vigilante-justice saga follows the boys when they return to Boston after being framed for the murder of a priest. Joined by a new accomplice, the Saints exact vengeance on those responsible. At the same time, they discover a deeper plot rooted in their own family’s legacy of violence. The Director’s Cut features 27 minutes of never-before-seen footage, including a longer opening sequence, a lengthened fantasy sequence and an extended elevator sequence leading up to the Prudential shoot-out. Special features on ‘The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (Director’s Cut)’ include two commentary tracks with filmmakers and cast, deleted scenes, and seven behind-the-scenes featurettes. Joining original cast members Sean Patrick Flanery (TV’s “Dexter”), Norman Reedus (TV’s “The Walking Dead”), David Della Rocco (Jake’s Corner), and Billy Connolly (The X Files: I Want to Believe) are Clifton Collins Jr. (Parker, TV’s “Red Widow”), Julie Benz (TV’s “Dexter”), Peter Fonda (Wild Hogs, Ghost Rider) and Judd Nelson (The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo’s Fire). The MacManus brothers are living a quiet life in Ireland with their father, but when they learn that their beloved priest has been killed by mob forces, they go back to Boston to bring justice to those responsible and avenge the priest. ‘The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day’ was written and directed by Troy Duffy from a story by Troy Duffy & Taylor Duffy. Chris Brinker and Don Carmody produced with Lloyd Segan and Rob Fried serving as executive producers. Buy the All Saints Day Director’s Cut Blu-ray right here.

Damages

Experience the suspenseful conclusion of TV’s hit legal thriller with the release of ‘Damages‘ The Final Season, now available on DVD. Back as the villainous Patty Hewes is three-time Emmy and Golden Globe winner Glenn Close, with Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids, The Internship) returning as Patty’s ambitious former protégé, Ellen Parsons. Manipulation and lies come to a head in the show’s combustion-filled conclusion, as Patty and Ellen, on opposing sides, ruthlessly battle it out in the courtroom. With its characteristic dangerous twists and turns, this final season is not to be missed. Available as a three-disc set, ‘Damages: The Finale Seasonincludes all 10 episodes, plus deleted scenes and outtakes. The DVD also features a Public Service Announcement (PSA) directed by Ron Howard for Bring Change 2 Mind, an organization founded by Glenn Close that works to end the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness. ‘Damageswas created and is executive produced by Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler, and co-executive produced by Mark A. Baker. The show is produced by KZK Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television. To win at all costs, sometimes you pay the ultimate price. In the fifth and final season of the multi-honored legal thriller, powerhouse attorney Patty Hewes (three-time Emmy and two-time Golden Globe winner Glenn Close) and ex-protégée Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne) face off in a fatal double showdown: the wrongful death case against a charismatic, international cyber-hacker (Ryan Phillippe, Flags of Our Fathers), and a devastating custody battle pitting Patty against her own son – resulting in a Series Finale as explosive as it is unexpected. Special guest stars also include Golden Globe winner Jenna Elfman (Dharma & Greg) and Michael Gaston (Inception). Buy the final season DVD right here.

Tom & Jerry: No Mice Allowed

Prepare to pursue some rollicking fun this summer with cartoon favorites Tom and Jerry with the release of another rip-roaring collection of entertaining cat and mouse shorts with ‘Tom and Jerry: No Mice Allowed.’ ‘Tom and Jerry: No Mice Allowed!’ showcases an exciting collection of 30 cartoons featuring the favorite animated duo and their feline friends in a two-disc set. The claws are out and the fur and fun are about to fly in Tom and Jerry: No Mice Allowed! Everyone’s favorite mouse pal, Jerry, is outnumbered as Tom is joined by a legion of his catty friends in this two-disc set of 30 cartoon classics.  Family members of all ages will laugh out loud at the timeless antics of this mischievous duo, whether the four-footed guest star is a Smitten Kitten, Timid Tabby or even a 24 Karat Kat. It’s three hours of adventures and purr-fect entertainment in this all-new collection. Featuring a collection of classic theatricals and contemporary TV shorts, Tom and Jerry: No Mice Allowed! offers something for every member of family. In Smitten Kitten, Tom falls head over heels over a lady feline named Toots. When little Nancy wants to play house, Tom is forced to pretend he is her obedient little baby in Baby Puss. It’s two against one when Tom’s scaredy-cat cousin George comes to town in Timid Tabby.  In Jerry’s Cousin, Jerry summons the help of his cousin, aptly named Muscles, to show him how to defend himself against Tom.  Tom tries to win his girlfriend back by building a rocket and flying it to the moon in Spaced Out Cat.  Tom and Jerry face off against Butch and Spike, in Beach Bully Bingo. In Power Tom, Tom sports a female superhero costume while trying to subdue three cat burglars. Tom tries to impress a lady cat with his singing and guitar playing on Kitty Cat Blues. These and several other exciting cartoons await Tom and Jerry fans on this must-own release. Buy the DVD right here.

Erased

Golden Globe nominee Aaron Eckhart (Thank You For Smoking, The Dark Knight) teams up with Liana Liberato (Stuck In Love) to outwit a ruthless CIA agent, played by Olga Kurylenko (Oblivion, To The Wonder)  in the fast-paced, action film ‘Erased,’ now available on Blu-ray and DVD. An ex-CIA operative (Eckhart) and his teenage daughter (Liberato) are caught up in a chase for their lives when both are targeted for termination … by the very organization that originally employed him. ERASED was written by Arash Amel (upcoming I Am Legend 2) and directed by Philipp Stölzl (Young Goethe in Love). Blu-ray and DVD bonus materials include “Erased: Behind the Scenes.” Ex-CIA operative Ben Logan (Aaron Eckhart) has been long estranged from his young daughter (Liana Liberato). That instantly changes when both are mysteriously targeted for termination and all evidence of Logan’s life is erased. Pursued by a relentless enigmatic agent (Olga Kurylenko), the two go on the run in search of the truth in this non-stop, heart-racing international thriller. The film was as written by Arash Amel and directed by Philipp Stölzl. The film was produced by Claude Léger, Adrian Politowski, Karl Richards and Jonathan Vanger and executive produced by Peter Bevan, Eric Brenner, Jeremy Burdek, Judy Cairo, James Gibb, David Harfield, Leo Joseph, Nadia Khamlichi, Mark Kress, Howard Meltzer, Jason Rimokh, Michael A. Simpson, Gilles Waterkeyn and Harry Winer. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

The Legend of Korra: Book One: Air

The Legend of Korra’: Book One: Air‘ is now available on DVD and Blu-ray, which features all twelve episodes of the series so far. ‘The Legend of Korra marks the first TV series Nickelodeon has ever released on Blu-ray, and the Blu-ray contains exclusive special features, including Series creators’ Favorite Scenes: Eight Animatics and Audio Commentaries from series creators, cast and crew for all 12 episodes. From the creators of the award-winning ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender,’ comes a new TV series that continues the exciting adventures of element bending. When Avatar Aang passes, he is reincarnated as a girl named Korra, from the Southern Water Tribe. Buy the DVD right here.

Heavy Traffic

From Ralph Bakshi, the legendary director of Fritz The Cat and The Lord Of The Rings, comes ‘Heavy Traffic,’ the surreal tale of Michael Corleone, a young cartoonist scraping by on the inner-city streets of New York. Using pinball as a metaphor for the highs and lows of urban life, Bakshi once again weaves a marvelously gritty, yet darkly humorous tapestry made up of love, prejudice, sex, and murderous betrayal, earning the controversial director the most critically acclaimed film of his career. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

The Smurfs: Smurfs to the Rescue

Get set for “super-Smurfy” fun this summer with the release of ‘The Smurfs: Smurfs to the Rescue!’ on DVD. Join Smurf favorites Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Jokey, Handy, Clumsy, Dreamy and others in a delightful set of six entertaining adventures from the classic Saturday morning cartoon series. Get ready for some “Smurf-tastic” adventures in this entertaining collection of six animated cartoons from the hit TV series The Smurfs!  They may be itty-bitty and blue, but the Smurfs are enormously brave when someone’s in trouble. Follow Papa, Brainy, Smurfette, Vanity, Lazy and friends as they escape from being the star attraction in Sideshow Smurf, rescue a visitor from outer space in It Came from Outer Smurf, or look out for one another when a volcano threatens the village in The Sky Is Smurfing! The Sky is Smurfing!  It all adds up to an “abso-Smurfy-ly” good time when the Smurfs share one of their most treasured traits – courage. Kids and adults will be entertained with this not-to-be-missed collection featuring six “Smurf-tacular” episodes, totaling over 90 minutes of “Smurf-sational” fun. Buy the DVD right here.

Misfits

BBC Home Entertainment is pulling out the orange jumpsuit for more community service with our favorite superheroes with the release of ‘Misfits: Season 3′ on DVD. ‘Misfits’ follows five outsiders in community service who get struck by a freak electrical storm and emerge with special powers. The award-winning series introduces new powers and a new misfit joins the gang in the third season, which culminates in a stunning act that will change the group forever. Season 3 picks up following Nathan’s (Robert Sheehan) departure to Vegas, and finds Kelly (BAFTA-winner Lauren Socha), Curtis (Nathan Stewart-Jarrett), Alisha (Antonia Thomas), and Simon (Iwan Rheon, Game of Thrones) exploring the new powers they’ve acquired from super-dealer Seth. There’s also a new kid on the block, Rudy (Joseph Gilgun, Ripper Street, This is England), who is learning fast that probation Misfits-style involves less community service, and more running around, fighting bad guys, and disposing of bodies. With zombies, time-travel and some complicated relationships developing, there’s definitely nothing normal about our five favorite superheroes. Guest stars this season include Mark Heap (Spaced, Stardust) as a former charlatan turned genuine medium whose power to bring back dead people with unfinished business leads to disaster for the Misfits, who have left quite a trail of unhappy dead in their wake. Buy the Season 3 DVD right here.

Femme Fatales

Expect twice the thrills, excitement and danger in the critically acclaimed second season of ‘Femme Fatales,’ the hit Cinemax anthology series about powerful, sexy and dangerous women inspired by and styled in the tradition of pulp stories, film noir and graphic novels. ‘Femme Fatales’ Season 2 is now available on DVD along with hours of never-before-seen bonus materials, courtesy of Entertainment One. The half-hour program from creators Mark A. Altman (“Castle”, “Necessary Roughness”) and Steve Kriozere (“NCIS”, “Castle”) features stories inspired by such noir classics as Double Indemnity and Pulp Fiction and classic thriller TV series like The Twilight Zone.   In each stand-alone episode of the series hailed as “a badass chick anthology series” by Entertainment Weekly, women find extraordinary ways of coping with their problems, channeling their survival instincts and bringing out their inner guile.  Every episode is introduced by a mysterious and enigmatic host Lilith, played by Tanit Phoenix (Death Race 2, Lost Boys 3), and features different casts and storylines, some of which are intertwined as part of the series overall mythology. Buy the Season 2 DVD right here.

Power Rangers Samurai: The Ultimate Duel

ix Power Rangers Samurai. Four final episodes. One legendary duel. ‘Power Rangers Samurai: The Ultimate Duel – Volume 5′ is now available on DVD and Digital Download. In this explosive battle, the Red Ranger finally faces off with Deker for the ultimate duel.  Saban’s Power Rangers Samurai, the #1 Live-Action Kids Action Series, continues to please fans of all ages as it celebrates 20 years of success. Power Rangers Samurai: The Ultimate Duel – Volume 5 features the final four action-packed episodes, along with three videos and a character gallery. In these final four episodes of the season, Master Xandred’s powers are surging out of control, the Sanzu River is seeping into our world and giant Moogers are running on a rampage, so the Power Rangers Samurai must enter the Tengen Gate to retrieve the most powerful samurai weapon yet — The Black Box! But when Deker kidnaps Jayden, the remaining Samurai — Kevin, Emily, Mia, Mike and Antonio — must join forces to battle the web-shooting Arachnitor, dream-invading Rhinosnorus and giant Spitfangs. Even after Mia learns the tragic origin of Dayu and Deker, nothing can stop the ultimate duel between Deker and the Red Ranger in these final four episodes. Buy the Volume 5 DVD right here.

LeapFrog: The Complete Scout & Friends Collection

Just in time for back-to-school shopping, LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc., the leader in educational entertainment, and Lionsgate Home Entertainment have joined together once again to release the new ‘LeapFrog: The Complete Scout & Friends Collection’ DVD set. Considered by moms to be the #1 educational toy brand, LeapFrog’s affordable new set features four DVDs, all geared to introduce children to math and early reading skills such as word building, the alphabet, number recognition, counting and more. The collection includes LeapFrog: Scout & Friends Phonics Farm, LeapFrog: Scout & Friends Numberland, LeapFrog: Scout & Friends The Magnificent Museum of Opposite Words and LeapFrog: Scout & Friends Adventures in Shapeville Park. LeapFrog’s award-winning product portfolio is designed to help children achieve their potential by delivering best-in-class educational curriculum through age-appropriate technology-based platforms, fun toys and engaging content. Buy the DVD right here.

Hecho en Mexico

Explore Mexico’s beautiful and vast artistic heritage with the release of the revealing documentary Hecho en México (Made in Mexico), now available on DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Digital Download and Video on Demand. Featuring over 50 of Mexico’s most influential artists, musicians and personalities including actor Diego Luna (Y Tu Mamá Tambien), Alejandro Fernández, Los Tucanes de Tijuana, Don Cheto, Chavela Vargas, Gloria Trevi, Julieta Venegas, Rubén Albarrán, Natalia Lafourcade, Lupe Esparza, Carla Morrison and Lila Downs, Hecho en México is a musical journey towards Mexican identity and an exploration of what it means to hail from this rich culture.  From writer/producer/director Duncan Bridgeman (1 Giant Leap) and producer Lynn Fainchtein, this gorgeous documentary unveils a landscape of fascinating minds, thoughts and culture.  Hecho en México (Made in Mexico) is an inspiring and often funny musical road trip through modern-day “Mexicanity.” The film showcases the richness of Mexican music and artistry. Elders and youth come together to speak about their craft, their homeland and what it means to be Mexican. From poets and singers to actors and cultural leaders, Hecho en México takes you into the inner circle of an extraordinarily rich and diverse culture. Buy the DVD right here.

Eve of Destruction

Witness the ultimate chaos as catastrophe ignites the end of the world with the release of ‘Eve of Destruction’ on Blu-ray and DVD. Directed by Robert Lieberman “Haven”) and starring Steven Weber (“Falling Skies”), Treat Williams (“Everwood”), Christina Cox (The Chronicles of Riddick) and Aleks Paunovic (“Battlestar Galactica”), the fight for survival continues in the second disaster film in the five-part doomsday series, which originally aired on ReelzChannel in April 2013. Searching for new power sources, two scientists begin drilling in to the universe as an attempt to discover unlimited energy, but their operation is sabotaged by eco-terrorists who generate a “dark energy” black hole that has the power to annihilate the planet as a whole. As turmoil unfolds, the scientists learn that their initial quest to save the world transforms into the definitive battle for earth’s continued existence against a seemingly unstoppable force. Featuring a sneak peak at Cat. 8, the next thriller in this action-packed series, ‘Eve of Destruction,’ now available on Blu-ray and DVD. Scientists drill a hole in the universe to harvest a limitless pool of “dark energy,” but the experiment goes horribly wrong and wipes an entire city off the map. Now, the effort to save the world becomes the ultimate threat that could destroy it. Buy the DVD right here.

45 Minutes From Broadway

Based on Jaglom’s play Just 45 Minutes From Broadway, this film is the latest collaboration for the auteur filmmaker and muse Tanna Frederick. ‘45 Minutes From Broadway‘ also stars Judd Nelson, Julie Davis, Jack Heller, David Proval, Diane Salinger, Michael Emil, Harriet Schock  and Jack Quaid. Struggling from a recent break-up, actress Pandora Isaacs (Frederick) retreats to the safety of her theatrical family’s ramshackle upstate country house – just 45 minutes from Broadway – where her non-theatrical sister (Davis) and her sister’s non-Jewish fiance (Nelson) are also arriving for the weekend and the family’s yearly Passover Seder, which is presided over by another uncle (Emil). Family secrets, sibling rivalries and the possibility of true love as rare as a blue bullfrog all emerge, but at what cost? Buy the DVD right here.

White Frog

White Frog,’ director Quentin Lee’s (The People I’ve Slept With) universal story of the power of family, friendship, and love, is now available on DVD. The film features an all-star cast, including Booboo Stewart (The Twilight Saga), Joan Chen (1911, Lust, Caution), BD Wong (TV’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”), Harry Shum Jr. (TV’s “Glee”), Gregg Sulkin (TV’s “Pretty Little Liars”), Kelly Hu (X2, TV’s “The Vampire Diaries”) and Tyler Posey (MTV’s “Teen Wolf”). Nick (Stewart), a neglected high school student who is struggling with Asperger’s Syndrome finds his life in disarray when tragedy strikes. His family is changed forever when his older brother Chaz (Shum), whom he idolizes, dies in a tragic accident. ‘White Frog’ had its world premiere as the opening night film at the 2012 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival and was an official selection at the 2012 Outfest Film Festival, the 2012 Vancouver Asian Film Festival, the 2012 Boston Asian American Film Festival, the 2012 Asian American Film Festival and the 2012 Hawaii International Film Festival. Chaz Young (Harry Shum Jr.) is the perfect son, the most popular kid in school, headed for Stanford, and unconditionally adored by his upwardly mobile parents (BD Wong and Joan Chen). His younger brother Nick (Booboo Stewart) lives in his shadow, brilliant but isolated by his Asperger’s Syndrome. At home, Chaz keeps the peace between his father and mother while running interference for Nick, who is barely acknowledged by his conservative parents. When Chaz dies in a tragic car accident, the family spirals into disarray. In an effort to keep his brother’s memory alive, Nick tentatively reaches out to Chaz’s school friends to try making sense of his untimely death. In doing so, Nick quickly realizes that his brother had a secret life. The truth of his brother’s life will change his own forever. Buy the DVD right here.

Letters From Jackie: The Private Thoughts of Jackie Robinson

Enter the mind of an American sports legend with the release of ‘Letters From Jackie: The Private Thoughts of Jackie Robinson’ on DVD. A whole new generation has been inspired by the amazing life story of Jackie Robinson due to the success of the film 42 (over $75 million at the US box office and counting). This original documentary from Major League Baseball Productions chronicles Robinson’s thoughts and ambitions as he became one of America’s greatest athletes, as well as a towering symbol of the civil rights movement. ‘Letters from Jackie: The Private Thoughts’ of Jackie Robinson explores Jackie’s deepest motivations as he solidifies his role in the civil rights movement after his days as a trailblazing baseball player. The film uses unedited and uncensored letters written by Jackie to iconic figures such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Eisenhower. Interviews with his daughter, Sharon Robinson; his pen pal, Ron Rabinovitz; historian Joe Dorinson; and an array of MLB players paint a vivid picture of this iconic individual. Buy the DVD right here.

The Ooglieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure

Get ready to sing and dance with the release of ‘The Oogieloves In The BIG Balloon Adventure’ movie, now available on DVD.A unique, interactive preschool movie experience, the movie allows children to be a part of the adventure as they “move” the story along by singing and dancing with their new friends.  Recognized by The Dove Foundation and Kids First! for its family-friendly content, the live action film stresses the importance of love, teamwork and acceptance. ‘The Oogieloves In The BIG Balloon Adventure’ movie features an ensemble cast including singer Toni Braxton, Cloris Leachman (TV’s “Raising Hope”), Christopher Lloyd (Back To The Future), Chazz Palminteri (TV’s “Rizzoli & Isles”), Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride) and Jaime Pressly (TV’s “My Name Is Earl”), who all join the Oogieloves on a fun-filled adventure that children will love to watch again and again. It’s Schluufy’s birthday, and the Oogieloves, along with their friends are organizing a party. (Shh! It’s a secret.) Everything is going along just perfectly until J. Edgar trips and loses the last five magical balloons – OH NO!  The Oogieloves will need plenty of creative thinking, teamwork and enthusiasm to rescue these one-of-a-kind balloons in time for the big celebration.  With the help of their best friends and the support of many extraordinary new friends whom they meet along the way, can they recover the magical balloons in time for the party? Buy the DVD right here.

The Definitive Guide to the Mob

History and former Colombo crime family captain Michael Franzese helps examine the American Mafia in ‘The Definitive Guide to the Mob,’ now available on DVD.  This History special offers a one-of-a-kind view into the world of the country’s most dangerous men and provides a realistic look at American mob life, stripped of the glitz and glamour of how Hollywood portrays the mafia. What is life really like in the American mafia? How do you get in, get made and make money? And what happens when you get in too deep? ‘The Definitive Guide to the Mob’ answers all these questions and more by turning to the ultimate authority: former Colombo family captain Michael Franzese.  Michael grew up in this world, following in the footsteps of his father, Colombo family underboss Sonny Franzese, and earned more money for the organization than anyone since Al Capone. He also did what no ‘Made’ man has ever done before or since: he publicly quit La Cosa Nostra – without going into witness protection – and lived to tell the tale. This fast-paced two-hour special takes viewers on a step-by-step journey through the world’s most famous criminal organization as lived by one of its most notorious members. You’ll find out exactly how the mob works – and wonder how Michael Franzese is still alive. Buy the DVD right here.