New Releases on DVD-Blu-Ray

by | August 21, 2013 at 2:34 PM | General

'NCIS' (CBS Home Entertainment)

NCIS

Mark Harmon is back in his starring role as Leroy Jethro Gibbs in television’s #1 scripted series, ‘NCIS: The Tenth Season,’ now available on DVD. Loaded with newly produced featurettes, deleted scenes and cast and crew commentaries, this six-disc collection is a must-own for NCIS fans Featuring an ensemble cast including Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Cote de Pablo, Pauley Perrette and Sean Murray, ‘NCIS: The Tenth Season’ follows the sometimes complex and always amusing dynamics of a team of special agents in the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. In addition to all 24 action-packed episodes of the tenth season, the all-new DVD collection is packed with deleted scenes, audio commentaries, and a variety of exclusive featurettes that will keep fans wanting more including: Mr. Carroll Goes To Washington – Discover the inside scoop on being a part of a real life investigation agency as actor Rocky Carroll (Director Leon Vance) travels to Washington, DC and interviews the real NCIS director Mark D. Clookie. Plus, A Death In The Family – This featurette delves deep into the cast and producers’ thoughts behind incorporating the multi-part story arc of two recurring characters’ murders in the middle of the season. Buy the Season 10 DVD right here.

Star Trek Enterprise

Join Captain Jonathan Archer (Scott Bakula) as he leads his crew through more thrilling adventures in sparkling high-definition with the release of ‘Star Trek Enterprise – The Complete Second Season,’ now available on Blu-ray disc. A centerpiece to the collection is the newly produced cast reunion feature, “In Conversation: The First Crew,” which offers fans a look at an intimate and candid discussion with members of the main cast and recurring guest stars, who reveal their most memorable stories from the set and their favorite behind-the-scenes moments. The reunion is moderated by series co-creator/executive producer Brannon Braga. Fans will also enjoy “Uncharted Territory,” a three-part retrospective providing an inside look at the challenges faced by the writing staff and creators during the creative development of the second season, which ultimately inspired the controversial Xindi story-arc that kicks off in the season finale, “The Expanse.” In addition, a collection of newly produced commentaries by cast and crew including John Billingsley (“Phlox”), writer/co-executive producer Chris Black and Mike & Denise Okuda, among others, all make ‘Star Trek Enterprise – The Complete Second Season’ a must-own for fans. ‘Star Trek Enterprise’ recounts the adventures of the pioneers of space travel who ventured into the universe 100 years before the events of Star Trek: The Original Series. Set in the 22nd century, in a time when interstellar travel is still in its infancy, Enterprise follows Captain Archer and his crew of brave explorers as they set out to chart the galaxy on a revolutionary spacecraft and experience the wonder and mystery of the final frontier as they seek out new life and new civilizations. Buy the Season 2 Blu-ray right here.

Boardwalk Empire

It’s New Year’s Eve 1922 and the Roaring ’20s are about to begin in earnest. Despite a booming economy, alcohol is scarce in Atlantic City, competition is at its fiercest and gangster violence is heating up. The 12-time Emmy Award winning ‘Boardwalk Empire‘ is back with the release of the third season on Blu-ray with HBO Select, DVD and Digital Download. ‘Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Third Season’ is jam-packed with exclusive bonus material and is not to be missed. Nucky Thompson has become Atlantic City’s undisputed czar during Prohibition and is facing the challenge of mending old relationships. While his marriage lies in shambles, he faces new competition from Gyp Rosetti, a hair-trigger gangster determined to siphon off his alcohol business. The conflict brings out the best and worst in Nucky, who proves his brutal mettle in a series of violent encounters, as new and familiar faces also undergo compelling metamorphoses. Blu-ray Features (along with all DVD extras) include: American Empires: Prohibition did little to quench the country’s thirst for alcohol, and proved to be a boon to the era’s gangsters. Learn more about these gangsters, their influence, and their systems of distribution in this interactive compendium. Boardwalk Chronicle: Track the major players and locations within each episode, and learn more about the historical threads woven into the season three storyline with this interactive, in-feature guide. Newsreels: Explore some of the real-world events and historical figures that inspired Boardwalk Empire season three with these 24 exclusive featurettes. Buy the Season 3 Blu-ray with HBO Select right here.

The Good Wife

Starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Julianna Margulies, the exhilarating drama series ‘The Good Wife‘ returns as the fourth season is now available on DVD. Packed with never-before-seen special features, deleted scenes, and juicy cast and crew interviews, this DVD collection is a must have. Also starring Christine Baranski, Josh Charles, Archie Panjabi, Alan Cumming, Matt Czuchry and Chris Noth, ‘The Good Wife’ is a gripping blend of courtroom drama, politics and steamy personal relationships. The series follows Alicia Florrick (Margulies), a wife and mother who reclaims control of her personal and professional lives after her husband is involved in a very public sex and political corruption scandal. In the fourth season, Alicia adapts to changes at home and at work as a defense attorney all while she continues to redefine and rediscover the woman she desires to be. In addition to all 22 drama-packed episodes of the fourth season, the six-disc DVD collection boasts with an assortment of deleted scenes and a variety of exclusive special features that will keep fans wanting more including: Seat Of Power: Directing The Good Wife – Comprised of immersive behind-the-scenes footage and interviews, fans will have the opportunity to learn about what it takes to direct an episode, following Executive Producers Robert King and Brooke Kennedy as they each direct an episode. Buy the Season 4 DVD right here.

NCIS: Los Angeles

Packed with must-see exclusive special features, one of television’s most popular scripted dramas, ‘NCIS: Los Angeles – The Fourth Season‘ is back on DVD from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution.  Highlighted by a collection of newly produced featurettes, viewers get a special inside look at the making of the latest season of the series headlined by Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J. Also starring Linda Hunt, Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen, Barrett Foa and Renée Felice Smith, ‘NCIS: Los Angeles – The Fourth Season’ centers on the high stakes world of the Office of Special Projects (OSP), a division of NCIS that is charged with apprehending dangerous and elusive criminals that pose a threat to the nation’s security. In the pulse pounding fourth season, a devastating event ignites the rush to find stolen nuclear weapons and has Hetty (Hunt) making changes in the usual partnership. Buy the Season 4 DVD right here.

Mike & Molly

It’s wedded bliss in the Windy City for one of television’s favorite couples on ‘Mike & Molly: The Complete Third Season,’ now available on DVD. Averaging over 10 million viewers per episode, the program has solidified itself as a beloved hit. The DVD set features all 23 hilarious episodes plus a laugh-out-loud gag reel. Join newlyweds Mike (Billy Gardell – My Name Is Earl) and Molly (Emmy-winner Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids, Samantha Who?) as they leave their romantic honeymoon in Paris behind and learn to adapt to their new roles as husband and wife. This won’t be an easy task as they return to a house filled with craziness thanks to Molly’s half-baked sister, Victoria, her smart-talking mother, Joyce and Joyce’s lascivious new husband Vince.  Join Mike and Molly in their hilarious journey as they discover the ups and downs of this next chapter of their lives as newlyweds. Actress Melissa McCarthy won an Emmy for her role as Molly in 2011 (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series), shortly before her Academy Award nomination for her performance in the hit feature film, Bridesmaids. In addition to McCarthy and Gardell, Mike & Molly’s talented cast includes Reno Wilson (Crank), Katy Mixon (Eastbound & Down), Nyambi Nyambi (Law & Order), Louis Mustillo (The Sopranos), Cleo King (The Hangover), Rondi Reed (Seinfeld) and Swoosie Kurtz (Pushing Daisies, Sisters). Created by Mark Roberts (Two and a Half Men, The Naked Truth), the third season of Mike & Molly was executive produced by Chuck Lorre (The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Dharma & Greg), Roberts and Don Foster (Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, Roseanne). Mike & Molly is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Chuck Lorre Productions and Warner Bros. Television. Buy the Season 3 DVD right here.

Revenge

Emily Thorne’s enemies may be the same, but her mission now takes on a suspenseful twist.  In the second season of ABC’s smash hit series ‘Revenge,’ new faces from the past will complicate the already tangled web of deceit and divert Emily from her path to vengeance. Relive every biting and brilliant episode of Season Two, complete with all 22 action-filled episodes and never-before-seen bonus features that will lure fans even deeper into the drama. Feel the power of television’s most seductive series, with the release of ‘Revenge: The Complete Second Season,’ now available on DVD.Revenge’ stars Madeleine Stowe as Victoria Grayson, Emily VanCamp as Emily Thorne, Gabriel Mann as Nolan Ross, Henry Czerny as Conrad Grayson, Ashley Madekwe as Ashley Davenport, Nick Wechsler as Jack Porter, Josh Bowman as Daniel Grayson, Christa B. Allen as Charlotte Grayson, Connor Paolo as Declan Porter, and Barry Sloane as Aiden Mathis. Buy the Season 2 DVD right here.

Peter Pan: Return to Never Land

Let your imagination soar as your favorite characters from Peter Pan, Disney’s classic adventure, return to Never Land! Now, for the first time through the magic of Blu-ray, experience all the thrilling action with digitally restored picture and spine-tingling high-definition sound. Wendy’s very practical and no-nonsense daughter, Jane, begins the adventure of a lifetime when the infamous Captain Hook whisks her away to the enchanted island of Never Land. It’s up to Peter Pan, Tinker Bell and the Lost Boys to help Jane believe in faith, trust and pixie dust. With the first-ever Lost Girl at his side, will Peter Pan finally defeat Hook and his swashbuckling band of pirates? Share the power of believing with your family in Return To Never Land—now more spectacular than ever on Disney Blu-ray. Blayne Weaver (Manic, 6 Month Rule), Harriet Owen (TV’s “Relative Strangers,” “Castles”), Kath Soucie (Beauty and the Beast, Wreck it Ralph), Corey Burton (Aladdin, The Hunchback of Notre Dame) & Jeff Bennett (Enchanted, Bolt) star. Buy the special edition Blu-ray/DVC combo pack right here.

Epic

From the creators of Ice Age, the year’s funniest, most exhilarating animated adventure comes home as Epic‘ is now available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Deluxe Edition Blu-ray, and DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Directed by Chris Wedge (The Ice Age Franchise) and featuring an amazing voice cast including Colin Farrell, Amanda Seyfried, Christoph Waltz, Jason Sudeikis, Steven Tyler, Pitbull, and Beyoncé, the blockbuster film comes home just in time to help families become one with nature and end the summer in Epic style. Transported to a magical world, a teenager (Amanda Seyfried) is recruited by a nature spirit, Queen Tara (Beyoncé Knowles), to help the “Leafmen” save their existence – and ours – from evil warriors. The whole family will love this fast-paced thrill-ride, with its astonishing animation and all-star voice cast that includes Colin Farrell, Oscar Winner Christoph Waltz, and Steven Tyler. Every Blu-ray and DVD comes with the Epic Coloring and Storybook Builder app. The app will allow kids to create their own Epic story and share it with family and friends. The ‘Epic’ Blu-ray combo-pack includes Blu-ray, DVD and DigitalHD and comes complete with exclusives that will have kids both engaged and learning about the environment, just before heading back to school. With special features including an overview of what life as a person two inches tall would be like, to discovering all of the different bugs from the film, ‘Epic’ is the perfect gift for families to enjoy from summer to the holidays. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Scooby Doo: Stage Fright

It’s a show-stopping performance you won’t want to miss on Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright, the all-new animated feature-length movie is now available on Blu-ray and DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Join the Scooby and the Mystery Inc. gang as they try to raise the curtain on a ghostly mystery that’s haunting a creepy opera house, which happens to be the home of a popular, hit TV talent show. Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright is available in a Blu-ray combo pack (including the Blu-ray, standard DVD and UltraViolet editions of the film), and on standard DVD. It’s an exciting trip to Chicago for Scooby, Shaggy and the Mystery Inc. crew when two of their own, songwriting duo Fred and Daphne, are finalists in the hit TV show, Talent Star. Not to be left out, Scooby and Shaggy have a secret act in the works, which they are betting will take the contest by storm. Unluckily for everyone, the competition is frightful — the show is broadcast from an opera house with a history of horrors and a particularly vengeful phantom that has cursed the show’s production. From costume changin’ chases to creepy clues, the show must go on. With a natural talent like Scooby-Doo on the case, you can be sure that the laughs, thrills and hijinks are always first place. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Evidence

The new movie ‘Evidence’ is now available on DVD, Blu-rayTM and Digital Download from Director Olatunde Osunsanmi (The Fourth Kind). The film stars Stephen Moyer (HBO’s “True Blood”), Radha Mitchell (Silent Hill, Man on Fire), Torrey DeVitto (CW’s “The Vampire Diaries”), Caitlin Stasey (I, Frankenstein) and Dale Dickey (HBO’s “True Blood”) and is written by John Swetnam. ‘Evidence’ tells the story of a team of detectives (Moyer, Mitchell) trying to piece together what happened at the site of a brutal massacre using a number of recording devices found at the crime scene.  The footage reveals a group of bus passengers who were forced to fight for their lives after they crash in the middle of the desert and a mysterious killer violently murders them one by one. ‘Evidence’ was produced by Bold Films’ Michel Litvak and David Lancaster, Marc Platt, Adam Siegel, Nik Mavinkurve, Anthony Rhulen and Jeffrey Stott, and executive produced by Gary Michael Walters of Bold Films and Jake Wagner. The music was composed by Atli Örvarsson, known for his work on Babylon A.D., Iron Man and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Amour

Writer/director Michael Haneke’s powerful film, ‘Amour‘, is now available on Blu-ray and DVD. The Sony Pictures Classics film starring Jean-Louis Trintignant (A Man and a Woman, My Night at Maud’s), Emmanuelle Riva (Skylab, Can’t Say No) and Isabelle Huppert (I Heart Huckabees, Madame Bovary), is one of the most critically acclaimed films of the past year, winning the Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and Independent Spirit Award for Best Foreign Language film. Oscar nominations also included Best Achievement in Directing and Best Original Screenplay for Haneke, and Best Actress in a Leading Role for Riva who, at age 85, became the oldest Best Actress nominee of all time. ‘Amour’ also made Academy Award history with a nomination for Best Picture, making it one of only four films to be nominated for both Best Picture and Best Foreign Language Film in the same year. The film was awarded numerous additional honors, including Best Picture from the César Awards, the 25th European Film Awards, the National Society of Film Critics and the Los Angeles Film Critics.  Both the César Awards and the 25th European Film Awards also gave the Best Director trophy to Haneke, with top acting awards for Riva and Trintignant. Riva was named Best Actress by BAFTA, the National Society of Film Critics and the Los Angeles Film Critics. Bonus features on the Blu-ray and DVD include the “Making of AMOUR” featurette and a Q & A with Haneke. George and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers.  Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family.  One day Anne has an attack and the couple’s bond of love is severely tested. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Heart of the Country

Based on the novel by Rene Gutteridge and John Ward, ‘Heart of the Country‘ is a love story starring country music singer Jana Kramer (“One Tree Hill”), Randy Wayne (“True Blood”), and Gerald McRaney (“Major Dad”). Faith (Kramer) and Luke (Wayne) have it all. Faith is a beautiful singer and Luke is an up-and- coming businessman. When their life together is shattered and she is forced to return home to the family she turned her back on years ago she must find the strength to love again. Watch Jana Kramer in her first leading movie role in the year’s most inspirational and romantic movie event. Rising star Jana Kramer is one to watch on and off the big screen. Selling an impressive 1.5 million tracks off her self-titled debut album, including her current single “I Hope It Rains” along with her debut hit single, “Why Ya Wanna,” Kramer was named Academy of Country Music’s New Female Vocalist of the Year for 2013. Performing in 30 cities, Kramer just kicked off an America-wide tour opening for Grammy-nominated platinum-selling superstar Blake Shelton’s Ten Times Crazier tour this summer. The ‘Heart of the Country’ DVD features an exclusive first look at the music video from the movie for “The First and Last Time” sung by Kramer. Buy the DVD right here.

CatDog

Part cat, part dog, part 8 more episodes. It’s ‘CatDog: The Final Season,’ now available on DVD. Join CatDog for one last season of not getting along and loving it. Final season highlights include running into aliens and sea monsters, Pete the Polecat singing about a garbage truck, CatDog appearing on the “Talkin’ with Tallulah” talk show, Cat refusing to be Dog’s superhero sidekick and more. Starring Tom Kenny (Spongebob Squarepants), Jim Cummings (Super Hero Squad Show) and Carlos Alazraqui (Rocko’s Modern Life), this DVD collection includes all 8 hilarious episodes from The Final Season. Buy the Final Season DVD right here.

Let’s Learn Colors

Calling all colors! From painting and drawing to mixing colors, kids will discover the art of color identification with these six Nick Jr. play dates in ‘Let’s Go Colors.’ They’ll learn color mixing with the Bubble Guppies and Blue, jump into coloring books with Dora and the Wonder Pets, and search for colorful shape pieces with Team Umizoomi. Episodes include: The Wonder Pets!: Save the Flamingo, Dora the Explorer: Quack! Quack, The Wonder Pets!: Save the Moose in the Caboose, Bubble Guppies: The Crayon Prix, Blue’s Clues: Colors Everywhere and Team Umizoomi: Kite Festival. Buy the DVD right here.

An American Ghost Story

An American Ghost Story,’ the critically acclaimed horror film from director Derek Cole is now available on DVD. Paul Anderson (Twardokus) and his girlfriend Stella (Liesel Kopp) move into a house that is well known for being haunted. Paul, a struggling writer plans to write his first novel about his experiences with the paranormal. What starts out as a fun and exciting adventure, soon takes a very dangerous turn. They quickly realize some things are better left alone. ‘An American Ghost Story’ was a favorite on the festival circuit, playing the Living Dead Festival and Shriekfest Film Festival. At the Buffalo Screams Festival, the film took home the award for Best Editing, while Stephen Twardokus won Best Screenplay. Cole was nominated for Best Director and Best Cinematography. The DVD release includes deleted scenes and a commentary with director Derek Cole and actors/producers Stephen Twardokus and Jon Gale. Buy the DVD right here.

The Best of Pawn Stars

Fans of History’s hit series ‘Pawn Stars‘ now have the chance to relive eight classic episodes – chosen by the people who made them – in this exclusive The Best of Pawn Stars: The Greatest Stories Ever Sold 2-disc DVD collection. After six seasons, Pawn Stars remains History’s highest-rated reality series with 4.6 million total viewers and over 2 million Facebook fans. Centered on Rick Harrison and his family’s pawnshop, The Best of Pawn Stars: The Greatest Stories Ever Sold features eight of the series best-loved episodes. See Chumlee dress up like an elf, lasso a mechanical horse and mash grapes with his feet to make wine (not at the same time). Catch Rick in complete hysterics when Corey wears a classic Christmas sweater knit by his grandma. And watch the Old Man purchase an amazing book from Isaac Newton’s library — with Newton’s own handwritten notes in the margins! It makes Rick bounce off the walls with excitement, and it will thrill you too. In another priceless episode, a man unable to sell his Pez dispensers lets everyone know, in no uncertain terms, that he’s totally pezzed off. But you won’t be, when you discover all the gems in this treasure trove of greatest hits. Buy the DVD right here.

Roadie

Meat Loaf (The Rocky Horror Picture Show) stars as a beer truck driver turned “greatest roadie ever” in this rollicking rock ‘n’ roll road film. With live performances by Kaki Hunter, Alice Cooper, Blondie, Roy Orbison, Hank Williams Jr., and Asleep At The Wheel, ‘Roadie’ is a non-stop wild ride on the wild side. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Alan Rudolph (Mortal Thoughts), ‘Roadie’ makes terrific use of its rock-star-studded cast on its fast-paced and fun-filled journey to its final high-octane encore. Take the ultimate trip with one of the great rock ‘n’ roll sagas — now in high definition on Blu-ray. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Stag

Ken is the king of pranks and doesn’t hold back when it comes to his friends’ stag parties. He’s pulled some outrageous stunts that have resulted in some scars… both emotional and physical. Now he’s scared…it’s HIS stag party and payback time. Only something’s wrong, his friends aren’t doing anything. Ken doesn’t know whether to be relieved or dismayed. But the night’s not over yet. Buy the DVD right here.

Chug Patrol: Ready to Rescue

They’re in control and ready to roll! Wilson, Koko and Brewster are back and raring to go in ‘Chug Patrol: Ready to Rescue,’ the newest action-packed title in the preschool favorite ‘Chuggington’ DVD collection. ‘Chug Patrol: Ready to Rescue’ brings the horn-honking fun to a whole new level. The title features six action-packed episodes including the never-before-seen super-sized special set to launch on Disney and Disney Junior channel. The new DVD also gives Chuggington fans the opportunity to meet new characters, including Chug Patrol Chief Jackman and super speedy Hanzo! Buy the DVD right here.

Meet the WotWots

Join the alien duo, SpottyWot and DottyWot, as they learn and discover through fun and exciting adventures in ‘Meet the WotWots,’ now available on DVD and Digital Download. ‘Meet the WotWots’ features 10 fascinating episodes from the popular TV series airing on The Hub. Made entirely in New Zealand at the acclaimed Weta Workshop (Avatar, King Kong, The Lord of the Rings), this enchanting preschool series from Pukeko Pictures follows the irresistible alien siblings on their steam-powered spaceship, as they explore the incredible planet Earth!  This delightful pair of inquiring minds has come to marvel at the extraordinary diversity of animal life on the blue planet. Each enchanting episode captures the thrill of exploration and the joy of discovery, while nurturing the values of teamwork and friendship. Buy the DVD right here.

My Geisha

Japan’s Rising Sun bows to a rising new “Japanese” star in this rollicking comedy romp. Famed movie director Paul Robaix (Yves Montand) breaks with tradition by not casting his actor/comedian wife, Lucy Dell (Shirley MacLaine), in his latest film production, a version of Madame Butterfly. Undaunted, the resourceful Lucy wings her way to Tokyo and, masquerading as a Japanese geisha, lands the coveted role from her unsuspecting husband! But in front of the cameras (and behind the pancake makeup), Lucy faces greater challenges: her lecherous leading man (Bob Cummings) – and a husband who is beginning to realize that his talented new “discovery” seems vaguely familiar… Edward G. Robinson costars in this romantic comedy that landed the legendary Edith Head a 1962 Academy Award nomination for Best Costume Design (Color). Buy the DVD at WBshop.com.

Dora & Blue’s Clues Double Feature

It’s time to make music in this exciting double feature showcasing ‘Dora the Explorer‘ and ‘Blue’s Clues.’ First, help Dora and Boots on four musical adventures as they journey to music class, get the Grumpy Old Troll to his Happy Dance, and more! Plus, join Blue, Steve, Periwinkle, and all their friends in the sing-along, dance-along feature, Blue’s Big Musical Movie. Buy the DVD right here.

X-Ray/Schizoid Double Feature

X-Ray aka Hospital Massacre (1982)

This movie will scare the life out of you! Susan Jeremy (Barbi Benton, Deathstalker) goes to a local hospital for a “routine examination.” Once inside, she discovers that someone doesn’t want her to check out…unless it’s in a body bag. A psychotic killer keeps her trapped inside the hospital, having fixed her x-rays to make it look like she has a terminal illness. Meanwhile, he brutally murders everyone she comes in contact with!

Schizoid (1980)

In this “lurid shocker” (Leonard Maltin), a newspaper advice columnist (Marianna Hill, Blood Beach) starts receiving threats from a mysterious person. At the same time, the female members of her psychiatrist’s (Klaus Kinski, Crawlspace) therapy group are being murdered one by one…by a maniac wielding a large pair of scissors. Could these incidents be linked? Donna Wilkes (Angel, Jaws 2), Craig Wasson (Body Double), Flo Gerrish (Don’t Answer The Phone) and Christopher Lloyd (Back To The Future) also star. Buy the double feature right here.

The Best of Storage Wars

The cast of A&E’s hit series ‘Storage Wars‘ relive their best buys and the best of their bad buys in The Best of Storage Wars: Life in the Locker,’ now available on DVD. ‘Storage Wars’ ranks as one of A&E’s top series (among adults aged 18-49 and 25-54) with their third season averaging 4.2 million total viewers. Fans will love revisiting the highs and lows of the modern-day treasure hunters: Barry, Jarrod, Brandi, Darrell, Brandon, Dan and Laura, in their bidding wars for the ultimate jackpot in storage locker auctions. In The Best of Storage Wars: Life in the Locker, each buyer has handpicked their favorite and least favorite Storage Wars moments for a total of 13 “best of” episodes. In “Portrait of the Gambler,” Darrell’s favorite episode, Barry bids blindfolded on his mother’s advice and makes a sweet score – candy-making equipment! In Dan’s favorite episode, “The Drone Wars,” Barry tries to use a mini helicopter mounted with a video camera to get a unique look inside a unit, which disqualifies him from the bidding – and a big payout. In Jarrod’s favorite, he and Brandi walk away with real pirate booty, while Dave lands a rare snuff box and looks headed for a big score – until he drops it on the way to get it appraised. And in Darrell’s least favorite episode, Barry discovers a unique $7,000 toy car while Dave goes all out for a unit that hasn’t been opened in 20 years. Win or lose, these most memorable picks will keep you glued to the bidding drama. Buy the DVD right here.

Vampire

The psychological horror film, ‘Vampire ’ is now available on DVD, Digital Download and Video on Demand from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. A Grand Jury Prize nominee at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, the seductive thriller directed by Iwai Shunji (New York, I Love You) stars Kevin Zegers (TV’s “Gossip Girl”), Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider) and Adelaide Clemens (The Great Gatsby), with Kristin Kreuk (TV’s “Beauty and the Beast”) and Rachael Leigh Cook (TV’s “Perception”). On the surface, Simon (Zegers) is a dedicated teacher, living a normal life. But he has a dark secret – he is a vampire, compelled to drink human blood in order to survive. Using online chat rooms as his hunting grounds, he searches for suicidal young women who satisfy his hunger and ensure his survival. Buy the DVD right here.

Rapture-Palooza

Non-believers unite in the satirical, irreverent comedy, ‘Rapture-Palooza,’ now available arriving on Blu-ray Disc, DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), and Digital Download. From the writer of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure and the producers of Bad Teacher, the laugh-out-loud film features a hilarious cast including Craig Robinson (TV’s “The Office,” Hot Tub Time Machine), Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect, Twilight saga), John Francis Daley (TV’s “Bones,” TV’s “Freaks and Geeks”), Rob Corddry (Warm Bodies, Hot Tub Time Machine) and Ana Gasteyer (TV’s “Saturday Night Live,” Mean Girls). When the apocalypse actually happens and a billion people are raptured to heaven, Lindsey (Kendrick) and her boyfriend Ben (Daley) are left behind in suburban Seattle. Amidst talking locusts, blood rain showers and pot-smoking wraiths, the young couple attempts to live a normal, everyday life. When the Anti-Christ (Robinson) settles down in their neighborhood things quickly take a turn for the worse, especially after Lindsey finds herself as the object of Satan’s affection.  With the help of family, friends and a lawn-mowing zombie, the duo set off to stop the Devil from taking an unwilling bride and they may just save the world in the process. Buy the DVD right here.

Riding High

Broadway Bill? “He’s the mostest horse we ever did have!” says his handler. He’s a lot of movie, too. So much that in 1950, Frank Capra teamed with stars Bing Crosby and Coleen Gray for Riding High, a lively remake of Capra’s 1934 gem, Broadway Bill. Der Bingle’s fondness for the racetrack is evident throughout this story of a man who abandons the mansion for the stable. And the songs attest to the film’s unbridled spirit. There’s no need for an address, three square meals a day or luck when you can say “Someplace On Anywhere Road,” bake a “Sunshine Cake” or bet the nest egg on what “The Horse Told Me.” Many of the 1934 stars reprise their roles here, and Oliver Hardy (minus sidekick Stan Laurel) has a memorable bit as a railbird desperate for a winner. Buy the DVD at WBshop.com.

Wife Wanted

For her final film appearance, Kay Francis goes out with a bang – and how! – in this femme noir sensation. Fading film queen Carole Raymond (Francis) thinks she’s going to feather her nest egg with a real-estate exit plan, only to find herself behind the eight ball in a classified lonely hearts crime ring. Set up as the fall gal for a snuffed-out romeo, Carole is up to her white furs in illegitimate matrimony until a muckraker (Robert Shayne) gets a sniff of the seductive shenanigans. But the question remains – will the reporter be Carole’s salvation or her damnation? Kay Francis produced with no-nonsense noir helmer Phil Karlson directing and costarring Paul Cavanagh, Veda Ann Borg, Teala Loring and Jonathan Hale. Buy the DVD at WBshop.com.

Standing Up

Standing Up‘ tells the story of an 11-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl who are ostracized by their peers at summer camp and soon find themselves victims of a vicious prank.  But rather than returning to camp to face humiliation, they run away.   Their three-day journey brings new experiences and despite a traumatic encounter, they help each other overcome adversity, forming a unique bond that helps them lead to a path of self-discovery.

The Best of American Pickers

The stars of History’s smash hit series ‘American Pickers‘ – Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz – pick seven of their favorite episodes in this exclusive 2-disc DVD collection, The Best of American Pickers: Mike and Frank’s Picks,’ now available on DVD. Watch the two experts scour the country for hidden gems in junkyards, basements, garages and barns, while meeting quirky characters and hearing amazing stories. The set features seven favorite episodes – each featuring newly filmed introductions from Mike and Frank – exclusively for this DVD collection. History’s number two reality series with 4.4 million total viewers, centers on Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, two men on a mission to recycle America by restoring forgotten relics to their former glory. This collection highlights some of their finest excursions and best picks. From the holy grail of motorbikes (the XAVW) to military artifacts, and from rare toys to huge elephant heads, Mike and Frank never know what they’ll come across or who they’ll meet along the way. They’ll scour the country for hidden gems in junkyards, sprawling warehouses and even outbuildings with no electricity. One day it’s pinball machines and Urban Cowboy memorabilia, and the next it’s samurai artifacts. Hear the stories about what they found, where they found it and what it took to get it.

Wither

Artsploitation Films, the rising American film distribution company, continues to deliver edgy international movies to North American audiences with its first-ever horror release, a Swedish tribute to Sam Raimi’s horror classic, Evil Dead. ‘Wither’ is a bloody, scary tale of demonic possession. A group of naive young people come to find that their carefree weekend in an isolated country house goes off the hinges when one of them accidentally unleashes a mysterious and murderous creature trapped in the basement. As the demon begins to attack the couples, the blood-dredged body count mounts and with it, more creatures out for a taste of human flesh. The dazed young men and women soon mount their own desperate counter-attack. Buy the DVD right here.

Drinking Games

‘Drinking Games,’ the new psychological thriller from director Ryan Gielen (The Graduates, Turtle Hill Brooklyn), is now available on DVD. Written by Gielen and star Blake Merriman, ‘Drinking Games’ is based on the off-Broadway play Dorm, also written by Merriman. It’s the last night of the fall semester, and all over campus parties are raging.  While alcohol flows, Richard and Shawn argue over what to do with Noopie, the mysterious upperclassman passed out on their floor. After a blizzard seals them in the dorm with a handful of hapless friends, Noopie awakes and uses a mix of drugs, booze and sex to manipulate the group to their physical and emotional breaking points over the longest, most dangerous night of their young lives. Will it be their last? The DVD release includes e a commentary with Gielen and selected cast members, interviews with the cast and crew, a music video from cast member Michael Pennacchio and Drunk Sports, a comedic web series. Buy the DVD right here.

Starzinger: The Movie Collection

‘Starzinger’ is a classic of Japanese science-fiction animation. Originally airing on US television as part of the Force Five series, and created by artist Leiji Matsumoto of Space Battleship Yamato fame, it is an action-packed reinterpretation of the timeless Chinese legend Journey to the West that recasts the Monkey King and his friends as brave space warriors on a mission to save the galaxy. The Great Planet responsible for maintaining galactic peace and harmony is losing its power. Once-peaceful aliens have now mutated into violent creatures bent on death, destruction, and invading inhabited planets. The aging monarch of the Great Planet must be replaced by a new queen with special powers that can restore balance to the galaxy and transform the rampaging creatures back to their peaceful selves. The beautiful Princess Aurora must now undertake a dangerous mission to the Great Planet, 30,000 light years away from our solar system. But first she needs a royal guard to ensure her safety on the long voyage. Buy the DVD right here.

Free Angela and All Political Prisoners

A gripping historic account of the tumultuous events that befell African American activist, writer and scholar Angela Davis and her cohorts in the turbulent 1960s, ‘Free Angela and All Political Prisoners’ is now available on DVD. Told for the first time by Angela and others who lived through the events firsthand, this fascinating true story of justice, strength and political freedom provides a candid and powerful account of how the woman with the signature Afro hairstyle became an iconic symbol of the political and social movement. Executive produced by Overbrook Entertainment and Roc Nation, and filled with a message of hope and redemption, Free Angela and All Political Prisoners is not to be missed. Hailed by the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival as “a fascinating chronicle of justice and strength,” ‘Free Angela and All Political Prisoners’ tells the dramatic story of how a young professor’s social justice activism implicates her in a botched kidnapping attempt that ends with a bloody shootout, four dead, and her name on the FBI’s 10 most wanted list. Buy the DVD right here.