New Releases on DVD/Blu-ray

by | August 15, 2013 at 8:45 PM | General

'Once Upon a Time' (Walt Disney Home Entertainment)

Once Upon a Time

Relive every thrilling moment of the fairy tale-inspired series with the release of ‘Once Upon a Time: The Complete Second Season,’ now available on Blu-ray/DVD. The curse is broken, magic has arrived, and there’s no telling what – or who – will be unleashed! Now the exiled fairy tale characters must grapple with a flood of awakened memories as they come to grips with their new “reality.” Old loyalties will be tested, new heroes will emerge, and vengeful villains will wreak havoc. Amidst the backdrop of previously unexplored lands and a newly magical Storybrooke, love and sacrifice will set the stage for the ultimate battle between good and evil. From Storybrooke to Fairy Tale Land and beyond, experience all the mystery, romance, action and adventure of the second season of ‘Once Upon a Time.’ Featuring all 22 remarkable episodes and exclusive bonus features, this must-own, five-disc boxed set is pure enchantment on an epic scale. ‘Once Upon a Time’ stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O’Donoghue as Hook, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry Mills, Meghan Ory as Red Riding Hood/Ruby and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold. Buy the Season 2 Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Girls

Since its debut in 2012, ‘Girls‘ has become of the most critically acclaimed and buzzed about shows on television. Created by and starring Lena Dunham, who also executive produced along with Emmy winner Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner, ‘Girls’ was the winner of two 2012 Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series-Musical or Comedy and Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series-Musical or Comedy (Dunham). Girls: The Complete Second Season on Blu-ray with HBO Select features hilarious bonus features including gag reels, deleted scenes and much more. This season, Hannah is seeing a new guy, but still feels responsible for Adam, her bed-ridden ex, as he recovers from the fateful accident that ended season one. Disappointed at work, the recently single Marnie needs the support of her best friend and former roommate, yet the distance between them seems greater than ever. Jessa returns from her honeymoon, ready to plant new ideas in Hannah’s head and newly experienced Shoshanna struggles to navigate the challenges of a shaky relationship with Ray. Buy the Season 2 Blu-ray with HBO Select right here.

Olympus Has Fallen

Gerard Butler (300, Playing for Keeps), Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) and Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman (Best Supporting Actor, Million Dollar Baby, 2004) lead an all-star cast in Director Antoine Fuqua’s (Training Day) action-packed thriller ‘Olympus Has Fallen,’ now available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD with Digital UltraViolet. When a terrorist mastermind kidnaps the president of the United States inside the White House, a disgraced former secret service agent must save the president and take down the invaders. Grossing approximately $100M at the box office, the film also stars Academy Award® nominee Angela Bassett (Best Actress, What’s Love Got to Do with It, 1993), Academy Award nominee Robert Forster (Best Actor, Jackie Brown, 1997), Ashley Judd (Kiss the Girls), Academy Award winner Melissa Leo (Best Supporting Actress, The Fighter, 2010), Dylan McDermott (The Perks of Being a Wallflower, TV’s “The Practice”), Rick Yune (The Fast and the Furious, The Man with the Iron Fists), and Radha Mitchell (Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, TV’s “Red Widow”). Bonus features are only available on the Blu-ray, including a blooper reel, as well as five featurettes: A look at the all-star cast in “The Epic Ensemble”, as well as behind-the-scenes looks in “Under Siege: The Making of Olympus Has Fallen,” “Creating the Action: VFX & Design,” “Ground Combat: Fighting the Terrorists,” and “Deconstructing the Black Hawk Sequence.” Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Southland

An insider’s look into LA’s notorious police department, the Peabody Award-winning ‘Southland‘ follows the complex lives of the dedicated patrol officers and detectives as they struggle to protect the innocent and remain righteous amid the iniquities of the criminals around them. Marshaling felons, victims and a city seething with corruption and danger, ‘Southland’ presents a glimpse into the professional and private lives of the LAPD unlike any other. ‘Southland: The Complete Fifth and Final Season’ is now available on DVD. This 2-disc DVD release contains all 10 explosive episodes from Season Five and behind-the-scenes bonus content. In the fifth and final season of this critically acclaimed series, Officers Cooper, Sherman and Bryant, as well as Detective Adams, face some of their toughest personal and professional challenges yet. A dominatrix in overdrive. A case of infanticide. A Robin Hood bank robber. Victims cooked by their killer. Rival gangs at a drug dealer’s funeral. A tourist flattened by a Hollywood tour bus. On their darkest, most dangerous days, this is what L.A.’s beat cops and detectives confront on the sun-baked streets of the Southland. And the fallout seeps into their personal lives – collateral damage from a 24/7 job that demands an arsenal of razor-sharp instincts and quicksilver reflexes. Buy the fifth and final season DVD right here.

The Company You Keep

Academy Award winner Robert Redford (Best Director, Ordinary People, 1981) and Shia LeBeouf (Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Lawless) lead an all-star cast in the political thriller ‘The Company You Keep,’ now available on DVD and Blu-ray. Jim Grant (Redford), a former member of the Weather Underground, has been in hiding under an assumed identity since participating in a bank heist that ended in a security guard’s death. When a young and eager reporter (LeBeouf) discovers his identity, Jim must stay one step ahead of the FBI trying to charge him for the decades-old murder. The ensemble cast includes Academy Award winners Julie Christie (Best Actress, Darling, 1966), Susan Sarandon (Best Actress, Dead Man Walking, 1996) and Chris Cooper (Best Supporting Actor, Adaptation, 2003), as well as Academy Award nominees Nick Nolte (Best Supporting Actor, Warrior, 2012), Terrence Howard (Best Actor, Hustle & Flow, 2006), Stanley Tucci (Best Supporting Actor, The Lovely Bones, 2010), Richard Jenkins (Best Actor, The Visitor, 2009), and Anna Kendrick (Best Supporting Actress, Up in The Air, 2010).  The film also stars Brendan Gleeson (The Raven, Albert Nobbs), Brit Marling (Arbitrage, Another Earth), Sam Elliott (Hulk, Up in the Air) and Jackie Evancho. Special features on the Blu-ray and DVD include two behind-the-scenes featurettes on the making of the film as well as a press conference with the cast and a red carpet featurette. Jim Grant (Robert Redford) is a public interest lawyer and single father raising his daughter in the tranquil suburbs of Albany, New York. Grant’s world is turned upside down when a brash young reporter (Shia LaBeouf) exposes his true identity as a former 1970s antiwar radical fugitive wanted for murder. After living for more than 30 years underground, Grant must now go on the run. With the FBI in hot pursuit, he sets off on a cross-country journey to track down the one person who can clear his name. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Perry Mason

The classic American courtroom drama series concludes with the release of ‘Perry Mason – The Ninth and Final Season – Volume 2,’ now available on DVD. Raymond Burr stars as Perry Mason, an attorney who specializes in defending seemingly indefensible cases. With the aid of his secretary Della Street (Barbara Hale) and investigator Paul Drake (William Hopper), Mason often discovers that by digging deeply, startling facts can be revealed. Relying on his outstanding courtroom skills, Mason often tricks people into unwittingly admitting their guilt. In this final season collection, one of the most surprising murders in the show’s history is final revealed. The set also includes a special introduction to “The Case of the Twice-Told Twist” by Barbara Hale in the only episode ever shot in color. Buy the Season 9, Volume 2 DVD right here.

Doctor Who

Green Death

Another Pertwee-era tale is here, with the digitally remastered special edition DVD of Doctor Who: The Green Death, with over 2 hours of bonus material. The story itself, part of Doctor Who’s 10th anniversary year, included the departure of companion Jo Grant (played by Katy Manning). When a man is found dead with his skin glowing green in an abandoned mine, it’s not long before the Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee), Jo Grant and UNIT head to Wales to investigate. And while the Doctor becomes suspicious of the nearby Global Chemicals factory and its mysterious owner, Jo gets trapped underground where she finds old mine tunnels crawling with deadly and sinister giant maggots. Buy the Green Death DVD.

Spearhead From Space

Enjoy the first classic Doctor Who story ever to be released on Blu-Ray. ‘Doctor Who: Spearhead From Space’ achieved many firsts long before its high definition debut: it was the first story of Jon Pertwee’s tenure as the Third Doctor, was the first Doctor Who story to be presented in color, and the first to be shot entirely on film. Now it’s making history once again as the first classic Doctor Who Blu-ray, made possible by scanning in the original film elements to create a stunning, true high definition picture. As punishment for breaking the laws of time, the Time Lords have forced the Doctor to change his appearance, taken away his ability to time travel, and exiled him to Earth. But newly regenerated Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee) isn’t the only alien to have arrived, as a swarm of meteorites have crashed into the sleepy English countryside, bringing with them a terrible new threat to mankind: the Nestene consciousness, a disembodied alien intelligence with an affinity for plastic. The Doctor and his newly appointed scientific advisor, Liz Shaw (Caroline John), join UNIT in a race against time to stop humanity from being replaced by a terrifying plastic facsimile race. Buy the Spearhead From Space DVD.

The Big Wedding

Get engaged in an uproarious romantic comedy starring some of the biggest names in Hollywood with the release of ‘The Big Wedding,’ now available on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital Copy and Ultraviolet,) DVD (plus Digital Copy and Ultraviolet,) and Digital Download. The charming comedy about a modern day family trying to survive a wedding weekend that has the potential to become a full blown family fiasco features an ensemble cast of cinematic legends including Academy Award winners Robert De Niro (Raging Bull, Leading Actor, 1980), Diane Keaton (Annie Hall, Leading Actress, 1977), Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking, Leading Actress, 1995), and Robin Williams (Good Will Hunting, Supporting Actor, 1997) along with Katherine Heigl (TV’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” Killers), Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables, Mamma Mia) and Topher Grace (Predators, TV’s “That ‘70s Show.”) When long divorced Don (De Niro) and Ellie (Keaton) are forced to reunite to play the happy couple for their adopted son’s wedding weekend, anything can happen. After learning his biological mother is unexpectedly flying halfway across the world for the event, the duo must work together to convince her they are still happily married, much to the amusement of their adult children and friends. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Enlightened

A unique blend of comedy and drama, ‘Enlightened‘ follows a self-destructive corporate executive Amy Jellicoe (Laura Dern), who had a spiritual awakening after a career-destroying meltdown. Though determined to live a more enlightened existence, her new outlook only wreaked more havoc, both at home and at work. ‘Enlightened: The Complete Second Season’ is now available on DVD and Digital Download with “Inside the Episodes” summaries and three audio commentaries with cast and crew including Laura Dern, Mike White, Molly Shannon, Luke Wilson, Dody Dorn and Dermot Mulroney. ‘Enlightened’ earned Laura Dern a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy for her performance. At the conclusion of season one, Amy Jellicoe finally presented her research on Abaddonn Industries’ misconduct to the company, only to be laughed out of the room. Undeterred, she became more determined to bring down this bastion of corporate greed and corruption and enlists the help of an investigative journalist. As they work together on a searing exposé, she dreams of a “bigger” life and develops romantic yearnings for the handsome, well-traveled reporter. Meanwhile, Amy’s ex Levi continues to struggle with rehab and it remains to be seen whether Amy will embrace him again as the man she always wanted him to be. Buy the Season 2 DVD right here.

The Muppet Movie: The Original Classic

See how the Muppets began, with the nearly 35th Anniversary Special Edition of the original, classic that started it all—’The Muppet Movie,’ produced by the cultural icon and Muppet creator himself, Jim Henson!  Witness the hilarious origins of everyone’s favorite Muppets–Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Animal, and the rest—as they embark on an inspirational and laugh-filled road trip to follow their Hollywood dreams.  And now for the first time, you and your family can see the Muppets make the “rainbow connection” in vibrant Blu-ray Hi-Def. Bring home the story of the Muppets’ rise to stardom on hi-def for the first time ever, complete with all-new bonus and the non-stop entertainment of Disney Intermission.  Experience the beloved Muppet classic like never before on Hi-Def Blu-ray and Digital. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Time Team: The Team’s Favorite Digs

Led by presenter Tony Robinson (Blackadder) and an eccentric crew of historians and experts, the critically acclaimed pop-science show, ‘Time Team: The Team’s Favorite Digs,’ now available on DVD. The release follows Athena’s 2012 release of Time Team: Unearthing the Roman Invasion and collects the team’s favorite episodes. With just three days at each site, the program provides a fast-paced, fun introduction to archaeology. A long running hit in the U.K., on air since 1994, an American version of the show, Time Team America, premiered in 2009 and is slated to return in 2013. The DVD 3-Disc set includes eight episodes, plus Time Team’s first episode and two follow-up episodes (161 min.); 16-page viewer’s guide, and more. Tony Robinson is back as the leader of Time Team, a band of archaeologists, historians, surveyors, geophysicists, and other assorted experts determined to unearth mysteries concealed by topsoil and time. For these eight episodes, the team members have selected their favorite digs, ranging from Iron Age, Roman, and Saxon Britain to a World War II crash site in France and a sugar plantation in the Caribbean. Each dig presents a different set of challenges, whether it’s zip-lining to an offshore promontory, fighting back jungle growth, interpreting strange findings, or, of course, contending with the ever-present threat of rain. With just three days at each site to complete their excavations, they race against time to reveal Britain’s buried history. Buy the DVD right here.

Emperor

A gripping tale of love and honor forged between fierce enemies of war and inspired by the true events of General Douglas MacArthur, ‘Emperor‘ is now available on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) and Digital Download. Starring Academy Award winner Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln, No Country for Old Men), Matthew Fox (TV’s “Lost,” and upcoming World War Z) and newcomer Eriko Hatsune (Norwegian Wood), this 2013 theatrical release is written by David Klass (Walking Tall) and Vera Blasi (Woman on Top), and directed by Peter Webber (Girl with a Pearl Earring). General Douglas MacArthur (Jones) is sent to Japan immediately after Emperor Hirohito’s World War II surrender in 1945 and suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation. He challenges his expert of Japanese culture – General Fellers (Fox) – to provide evidence in 10 short days to decide if the Japanese Emperor, worshipped as a God by his people but accused of war crimes, be punished or saved? The fate of a nation awaits…Buy the Blu-ray right here.

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec

This summer, let your imagination run free. Journey into an awe-inspiring world of action fantasy and visual wonder with popular French comics heroine Adèle Blanc-Sec as she leaps from the pages to the screen. Invite families and the young-at-heart across America to be captivated by one of the most highly anticipated international motion pictures of all time with the release of Luc Besson’s ‘The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec’ on DVD and on two-disc Blu-ray combo pack. The Blu-ray combo pack allows viewers to enjoy the movie on the platform of their choice and includes spectacular movie presentation on Blu-ray, DVD and a digital copy of the movie compatible with PC, MAC, iTunes, iPhone and AppleTV. Brimming with heart-pounding action, breathtaking cinematography and visceral special effects, this acclaimed feature illustrates the magical power of moviemaking, and delivers wildly entertaining cinematic adventure filled with humor, incredible action, mystery and lush Parisian period details that the whole family will enjoy! Both Blu-ray combo pack and DVD editions offer English and French audio tracks, English subtitles. Insightful bonus features take viewers behind- the-scenes as director Luc Besson and the cast share their passion in bringing this timeless tale to the screen. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

The Hot Flashes

‘Hot Flashes’ is an unlikely group of middle-aged women who challenge the high school girls’ state basketball champs to raise money for a mobile breast cancer screening truck to continue its work. Sparks fly as the women go to comic extremes to prove themselves on and off the court, gaining a new lease on life. Brooke Shields, Wanda Sykes, Virginia Madsen, Daryl Hannah and Camryn Manheim star. Buy the DVD right here.

Combat!

One of 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 critically acclaimed long-running war drama, featuring an incomparable list of guest stars from Hollywood’s Golden Age as well as top directorial talent. This collection includes all 25 episodes from the fifth and final season of this groundbreaking, classic TV series!  Episodes include: The Gun, The Losers, Chapel at Able-Five, The Letter, Conflict, A Child’s Game, The Brothers, The Furlough, Cry for Help, Ollie Joe, Gadjo, Headcount, Anniversary, The Outsider, Nightmare on the Red Bull Run, Gulliver, Decision, The Gantlet, Entombed, The Bankroll, The Masquers, Encounter, A Little Jazz, The Partisan and Jonah. Bonus features include audio commentaries, photo gallery, oddities and bloopers, and more. Buy the Season 5 DVD right here.

Hunted

Following in the footsteps of Strike Back and from creator/writer and three-time Emmy nominee Frank Spotnitz (Strike Back, The X-Files), Hunted is an edge-of-your-seat thriller that stars Melissa George (In Treatment, Alias) as Sam Hunter, a highly skilled operative for an elite private security firm called Byzantium, who narrowly survives an attempt on her life that may have been orchestrated by members of her own team. Once Sam returns to work a year later (having told nobody her whereabouts), she must perform her secretive duties without knowing who to trust – and who might want her dead. While continuing her search for the truth – and effort that sheds light on her tragic past – Sam is ordered to infiltrate a wealthy, high-profile family by posing as a good Samaritan, which leads her into a mystery more vast, complex, and dangerous than she could have ever imagined. Brilliant, beautiful, ruthless, and efficient, Sam is a force to be reckoned with as the first season of Hunted unfolds. Buy the Season 1 DVD at WBshop.com.

Cheyenne

Trailblazing TV Western Cheyenne (credited as the first viable hour long drama) continues to deliver its perfect mix of high drama and cowboy thrills in its sixth, penultimate season. In this 4-Disc, 13-Episode complete season collection, the peripatetic pistolero continues to drift into jams that demand his kind of justice. From the cow towns of Texas to the rugged northwest, Cheyenne brings law to the lawless whether they be found behind a cattle quarantine (“Winchester Quarantine” with Union Pacific’s Susan Cummings), inside a railroad car (“One Way Ticket” with Philip Carey as Cole Younger), or behind a badge ( “Trouble Street” with James Coburn). Other notables found echoing the name of Cheyenne in this season include Lee Van Cleef (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly), Ellen Burstyn (Big Love), John Anderson (Heaven with a Gun), and James Hong (Blade Runner). But enough chatter – it’s time to saddle up and ride with The Big Man. Buy the Season 6 DVD at WBshop.com.

Family Ties

The Emmy-award winning TV series ‘Family Ties’ is back on DVD with the release of ‘Family Ties – The Seventh and Final Season.’ Headlined by Michael J. Fox who stars as Alex P. Keaton, a motivated, young Republican during the 1980s, the beloved sitcom follows the everyday lives of the Keaton family. Liberal parents Steve (Michael Gross) and Elyse (Meredith Baxter-Birney), find themselves in a Reagan-Era America trying to raise a traditional suburban family that includes their son (Fox) and two daughters, Mallory (Justine Bateman) and Jennifer (Tina Yothers). Relive life in the ‘80s with this laugh out loud comedy, fit for the whole family. Buy the Season 7 DVD right here.

The Amazing World of Gumball

It’s time to party with Gumball, Darwin and all their friends in the all-new Cartoon Network DVD from its award-winning series, ‘The Amazing World of Gumball “The Party” DVD. This is the third DVD release from the series and includes 12 laugh-out-loud episodes from Season 1 – including the titular episode “The Party” and a character gallery. In the feature episode, the pressure is on Gumball and Darwin as they set out to find dates to an upcoming party – and it turns out to be a night no one will soon forget. Buy The Party DVD right here.

Winx Club: Magical Adventure

Nickelodeon’s popular Winx Club is back with an all-new CGI TV movie in ‘Winx Club: Magical Adventure,’ now available on DVD. Bloom is living life as a princess of Domino but doesn’t understand why Sky can’t escort her to the Princess Ball. Meanwhile, the Ancestral Witches and the Trix are joining evil forces. Plus, enjoy seven bonus episodes overflowing with adventure from the 5th season of the hit series. This two-disc set is filled with over 3 1/2 hours of magic! Buy the DVD right here.

Bill Moyers: Faith & Reason Collection

Exploring the role of religion in modern society, the value-priced set, ‘Bill Moyers: Faith & Reason Collection’ is now available on DVD. The three collected PBS-broadcast documentaries feature interviews with legendary Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist Bill Moyers (PBS, NBC, CBS, Newsday) and experts from various fields and faith backgrounds on some of the most pivotal questions of today. The DVD 6-Disc boxed set includes the previously released full-length programs, On Faith & Reason, The Wisdom of Faith with Huston Smith, and Amazing Grace, along with bonus program Pure Pete Seeger (54 min.), three 12-page viewer’s guides with articles related to each program, and more. Faith & Reason Collection is Athena’s seventeenth release from Moyers’ acclaimed library of programs. In these three moving and thought-provoking documentaries, renowned journalist Bill Moyers explores gripping questions long pondered by scholars and commoners alike:  Why does religion poison some lives but give profound purpose to others? What do different religious beliefs say about the human spirit? And how has one beloved hymn inspired so many people? Join Moyers as he sits down with noted intellectuals from a wide spectrum of beliefs to discuss their search for meaning. Buy the DVD right here.

Ocean Men: Extreme Dive

Originally created for exhibition in IMAX theatres, ‘Ocean Men: Extreme Dive’ takes you on a giant screen adventure into the world of two freedivers and their unique relationship to the sea. Their goal: dive deeper than anyone has ever gone before…on a single breath of air. For more than 10 years, world champion freedivers Pipin Ferreras and Umberto Pelizzari have been vying for world records. Their passion is driven by a desire to overtake the other and also push their own physical limits to the extreme. An uncompromising love of the sea unites these two rivals, yet their different personalities and opposing diving philosophies are what separate them. Pipin is the “no limits” man who wants to go deeper and deeper. Umberto, the purist, seeks harmony in the ocean’s depth. Prepare to join them on an unforgettable journey into a deep blue world of danger and stunning beauty through the use of breathtaking underwater photography, enchanting music and insightful animation. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Going Hollywood

Legendary movie stars Marion Davies and Bing Crosby create true movie magic in this magnificent musical treat. Bored schoolteacher Sylvia Bruce (Davies) is disenchanted with life until she hears the incredible crooning of egomaniacal radio personality Bill Williams (Crosby). Hopelessly lovestruck, Sylvia has no choice but to follow Bill to Hollywood, where he is to make his next film, and hilariously work her way on to the set – and into his life. Some pretty fancy footwork, both on stage and off, eventually lands Sylvia the lead role in the film and the man of her dreams. But being as much a realist as she is a romantic, Sylvia does not start tapping down Love Street until she is sure that Bill truly understands the love about which he is so used to singing. With lavish production numbers, excellent comic support by Patsy Kelly and Ned Sparks and a hilarious spoof of then-current radio programs, Going Hollywood, is one charming musical that will get you going. Buy the DVD at WBshop.com.

The Guillotines

Director Andrew Lau teams up with China’s hottest rising action stars for the explosive martial arts-filled film ‘The Guillotines,’ now available on Blu-ray and DVD. A secret brotherhood of assassins – the Guillotines – once favored by the Emperor, are now a force of terror and oppression under a new regime. Exiled to a remote village and hunted by a squad of fighters with firearms that challenge their cold steel, the Guillotines must now outwit and outfight enemies from both sides. The film stars Xiaoming Huang, Ethan Juan, Zhang Wen, Shawn Yue, Yuchun Li and Boran Jing. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Deadly Swarm

The infectious Sci-Fi Channel Original movie ‘Deadly Swarm’ is now available for the first time on DVD. Created in the tradition of “Arachnophopia” and “Snakes on a Plane,” this horror flick stars Shane Brolly and John Patrick McCormack and is directed by Paul Andresen. Seeking out a cure for his wife’s serious illness, scientist Dr. Schroeder (McCormack) heads deep into a forbidden jungle in Guatemala, trapping thousands of killer wasps. Working with secret military backing, it is Schroeder’s contention that the venom from the wasp’s stingers can be of great medicinal benefit. But when they try to illegally smuggle the wasps into the US, the truck they are on crashes and the wasps are set free to wreak havoc, making a direct path to a small unsuspecting town. It is up to an American entomologist Daniel Lang and a nosey writer Sandra Kern to stop these deadly wasps – as they lay eggs in their victims to hatch thousands more wasps – before it’s too late. Buy the DVD right here.

The Adventures of Chuck and Friends

Chuck and his friends are getting ready to throw good times into high gear. ‘The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Bumpers Upis now available on DVD. The unbelievably fun adventures of Chuck, the little dump truck with big dreams, and his friends—Digger, Handy, Rowdy, Biggs, Boomer and Flip — continue with 10 more exciting cartoons from The Adventures Of Chuck & Friends. Chuck’s adventures in movies, music and art will have you rolling with laughter and cheer! No matter what obstacles are in his way, Chuck knows that with good friends and a little imagination, he’s always going to cross the finish line a winner. ‘The Adventures of Chuck & Friends series’ is currently airing on The Hub TV Network in the U.S. and on Treehouse in Canada. Buy the Bumpers Up DVD right here.

CAT.8

The planet faces demise in the terrifying apocalyptic miniseries, ‘CAT. 8,’ now available on Blu-ray and DVD. Directed by Kevin Fair (“Smallville”) and starring Golden Globe nominee Matthew Modine (The Dark Knight Rises) and Maxim Roy (“ReGenesis”), this is the third earth-shattering installment in the ongoing Doomsday Series, featuring five epic 4-hour end of the world experiences. When government agent Dr. Jane Brandt (Roy) unveils a global security system that harnesses the unlimited energy of the sun, an unanticipated accident triggers unimaginable consequences. The only man who can save the planet from the seething solar plasma heading towards Earth is government outsider and renegade physicist, Michael Mitchell (Modine).  As chaos reigns across the globe and government officials relinquish all hope, Michael faces the harsh reality that he only has a matter of hours to save all human life on the planet. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Chihuahua Too

When the Fasteners inherit an old family vacation home, they soon realize it’s being haunted by their ancestors’ famous movie star dog, Sophie. Homer, the Fastener’s golden retriever, befriends Sophie and discovers that she is just looking for a family to love. Now it’s up to Homer and the Fastener kids to convince their parents that Sophie really exists and keep them from selling the house and leaving Sophie alone forever. Will Sophie finally have a family again? Find out in this hilarious tail-wagging adventure featuring lessons about acceptance, cooperation and honesty. Buy the DVD right here.

The Damned

Set in the closing days of World War II, ‘The Damned’ is a gritty mix of film noir and suspense about Nazis fleeing for South America in a submarine. This rediscovered masterpiece by director Rene Clement has been remastered and is now available for the first time on Blu-ray and DVD. The 1947 Cannes winner for Best Adventure and Crime Film, featuring stunning cinematography by Henri Alekan, is part of the Cohen Film Collection’s Classics of French Cinema series. The discs include commentary by scholars Judith Mayne and John E. Davidson and the 2010 documentary ‘Rene Clement or The Cinema of Sketches.’ Buy the DVD right here.

The Captains Close Up with William Shatner
Since first soaring onto television screens in the mid-1960s, ‘Star Trek’ has become one of the most durable and beloved franchises of all time. ‘The Captains Close-Up with William Shatner’ is a five episode mini-series that “boldly goes where no man has gone before,” giving viewers an in-depth look at each actor that has inhabited the role of the Voyager’s iconic captain – all through the eyes of the man who played the first Captain more than 45 years ago: William Shatner. Based on the multi-million dollar budget feature documentary The Captains written and directed by Shatner, The Captains Close-Up with William Shatner’ provides an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at one of the most enduring and profitable franchises in entertainment history through the very men and women who have made the Star Trek brand an international phenomenon since 1966.  Featuring vintage Star Trek footage and in-depth interviews with Patrick Stewart (Captain Jean-Luc Picard), Kate Mulgrew (Captain Kathryn Janeway), Avery Brooks (Captain Benjamin Sisko), Scott Bakula (Captain Jonathan Archer), and the most recent, Chris Pine (Captain James T. Kirk, Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness), The Captains captures Shatner’s fellow Captains in their home environments. The HD film exposes the Captains in all their earthly humanity, offering a rare and candid glimpse into the inner sanctum of each actor.  The film is grand in its sincerity and reflective of the passion and compassion each Captain demonstrated over the last 45 years on both small and large screens. The Captains Close-Up with William Shatner’ is all about the working challenges and personal rewards each actor garnered from the groundbreaking role at the helm of the Starship Enterprise. Buy the DVD right here.

Errors of the Human Body

A slick, tense sci-fi thriller in the vein of early David Cronenberg, ‘Errors of the Human Body‘ is a journey into the disastrous consequences of experimentation gone horribly wrong. Reeling from his recent divorce and the devastating loss of his infant son to a rare genetic mutation, Canadian geneticist Geoff Burton (Michael Eklund, The Call) relocates to Dresden, Germany, to work on a groundbreaking new project. Together with his former intern Rebekka (Karoline Herfurth, Brian De Palma’s Passion), he starts developing a human regenerative gene that could prevent the tragedy that befell his son from ever happening again. But matters prove increasingly difficult as jealous co-workers, old romances and personal demons all threaten to impede his progress. As Geoff comes maddeningly close to a medical breakthrough, he begins to spiral out of control. Now he must determine how far he’s truly willing to go to atone for the errors of his past. Buy the DVD right here.