New Releases on DVD/Blu-Ray

by | September 6, 2013 at 3:39 PM | General

'The Vampire Diaries' (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)

The Vampire Diaries

Senior year is finally here, and Elena should be having the time of her life in the hit CW series ‘The Vampire Diaries.‘ Instead, she faces her worst nightmare, struggling with the painful transformation from human to vampire. As Damon mentors Elena into a supernatural life, their repressed passions explode, causing Stefan to undertake a desperate quest to restore humanity to the girl he adores. But as Elena ruthlessly quenches her newfound thirst for blood, and her friends race to find a vampire cure based on clues inked onto Jeremy’s flesh, the world around them falls prey to a host of sinister forces. Mystic Falls takes on vampire hunters, a hybrid rebellion and more in all 23 pulse-pounding Season Four episodes. Buy the Season 4 Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Revolution

Fans are “powering up” to own one of the most-watched new shows of the 2012-2013 season with the release of Revolution: The Complete First Season, now available on DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack. With its first season, ‘Revolution‘ broke out as a hit amongst critics and fans, landing a top spot as TV’s #1 new show with Women 18-34 and Men 18-49 and averaging 12.6 MM viewers per week. Revolution: The Complete First Season includes all 20 action-packed episodes from Season 1. The release includes over 90 min. of bonus content including two featurettes, a gag reel, deleted scenes, and bonus webisodes. The Blu-ray Combo Pack contains an additional 30 minutes of bonus features and includes the Blu-ray and standard DVD editions of the release, plus an UltraViolet digital copy of all 20 episodes. In this epic adventure thriller, a family struggles to survive in a post-apocalyptic American landscape: a world of overgrown cities, treacherous militias and heroic freedom fighters, fifteen years after every single piece of technology – computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights – had suddenly blacked out…forever. A swashbuckling journey of hope and rebirth, ‘Revolution’ is seen through the eyes of a strong-willed young woman, Charlie Matheson, who has lost members of her family in the blackout’s tragic aftermath, but has gained a new family and a new purpose. Together, with a rogue band of survivors – including her secretive mother Rachel and formerly estranged uncle Miles, an ex-marine and militia leader – she sets out to overthrow the dangerous Monroe Militia (led by the volatile Sebastian Monroe), restore the power – and balance of power – and ultimately re-establish the United States of America. Buy the Season 1 Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Now You See Me

The lines between magic, illusion and crime blur in the new movie ‘Now You See Me,’ now available on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD, Digital Copy and Digital UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View September 3. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features an Extended Director’s Cut of the film featuring 16 minutes of never-before-seen footage. Prepare to be amazed as “The Four Horsemen,” a super-team of the world’s greatest illusionists, pull off a series of daring heists while evading a squad of FBI agents and an Interpol detective trying to stop them before their most daring final trick!  Directed by Louis Leterrier (Clash of the Titans), Now You See Me is a visually spectacular blend of astonishing illusions and exhilarating action starring Academy Award nominees Jesse Eisenberg (Actor in a Leading Role, The Social Network, 2010) and Woody Harrelson (Actor in a Supporting Role, The Messenger, 2009) alongside Isla Fisher (The Great Gatsby) and Dave Franco (Warm Bodies) as the magicians known as “The Four Horsemen.” The film also stars Academy Award winners Morgan Freeman (Actor in a Supporting Role, Million Dollar Baby, 2004) and Michael Caine (Actor in a Supporting Role, The Cider House Rules, 1999), plus Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers) and Mélanie Laurent (Beginners) as the law-enforcement team hot on their tails.  The screenplay is by Ed Solomon and Boaz Yakin & Edward Ricourt, with a story by Boaz Yakin & Edward Ricourt. The Four Horsemen, a magic super-group led by the charismatic J. Daniel Atlas (Eisenberg), perform a pair of high-tech, high-profile magic shows. First amazing audiences by remotely robbing a Paris bank while in Las Vegas, and then exposing a white-collar criminal and funneling his millions into the audience members’ bank accounts, baffling the authorities. FBI Special Agent Dylan Rhodes (Ruffalo) is determined to make the magicians pay for their crimes—and to stop them before they pull off what promises to be an even more audacious heist. But he’s forced to partner with Alma (Laurent), an Interpol detective about whom he is instantly suspicious. Out of desperation, he turns to a famed magic debunker, who claims the Paris bank trick was actually a meticulously planned illusion. Dylan and Alma begin to wonder if the Horsemen have an outside point person. If so, finding him (or her) would be the key to ending the magicians’ crime spree. But who could it be? Or…could it really be…magic? Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Person of Interest

In a world where everyone is watched, two men work together in secret to prevent violent crimes before they happen. ‘Person of Interest: The Complete Second Season‘ is now available. This must-own release features 22 episodes plus over an hour of bonus content from the successful series’ sophomore season. The Blu-ray Combo Pack, which includes the Blu-ray and standard DVD editions of the release, also includes UltraViolet. The winner of the 2012 People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama stormed into its second gripping season with more unknowing targets of violent crime primed for rescue by the Person of Interest team.  Billionaire tech genius Harold Finch (Emmy winner Michael Emerson – Lost) and ex-CIA operative John Reese (Jim Caviezel – The Thin Red Line) face adversaries from Reese’s undercover past that threaten the team’s crime-fighting mission and anonymity. Meanwhile, NYPD Detectives Joss Carter (Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and Lionel Fusco (Kevin Chapman – Mystic River) face down FBI probes and the dangerous tentacles of the police conspiracy known as “HR.” Will the team be shut down? Will “The Machine” fall into the wrong hands?  Viewers will be riveted as the spellbinding second season unfolds. Buy the Season 2 DVD/Blu-ray combo pack right here.

Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collection: Thrillers

Warner Home Video has released another new DVD box set as part of their 90th Anniversary initiative running throughout 2013. ‘The Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collection: Thrillers’ is a collection of thrillers that earned a combined 12 Academy Awards and stars Ben Affleck, Leonardo DiCaprio, Al Pacino, Mel Gibson, Clint Eastwood, Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart, and more. A 24 page booklet is included in each Collection which contains photos and synopses of all the films in the set. The collection is divided into two chapters on 20 discs:  Thrills and Chases (1931-1980) and Chills and Capers (1993-2010). Films included are:

1.      The Public Enemy (1931)

2.      The Maltese Falcon (1941)

3.      The Big Sleep (1946)

4.      Strangers on a Train (1951)

5.      North by Northwest (1959)

6.      Dirty Harry (1971)

7.      Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

8.      Lethal Weapon: Director’s Cut (1987)

9.      Batman (1989)

10.  Goodfellas (1990)

11.  The Fugitive (1993)

12.  Natural Born Killers: The Director’s Cut (1994)

13.  The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

14.  Seven (1995)

15.  Heat (1995)

16.  L.A. Confidential (1997)

17.  American History X (1998)

18.  The Dark Knight (2008)

19.  Inception (2010)

20.  The Town (2010)

Buy the collection right here.

Elementary

New Holmes. New Watson. New York. Starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu, ‘Elementary‘ was the #1 new drama of the 2012-2013 broadcast season. ‘Elementary’ includes all 24 crime-solving episodes from the debut season. A broad array of new special features, only available within ‘Elementary’ The First Season DVD collection, include “A Holmes Of Their Own” in which series creator Rob Doherty and executive producer Carl Beverly, along with Miller and Liu, discuss the new series and “In Liu Of Watson,” featuring a newly produced interview with Liu describing her character’s evolution throughout the first season. In addition, viewers can also follow Dr. Watson behind-the-scenes in the “Set Tour with Lucy Liu” featurette and take a look back as the cast and crew review the first season in the special feature, “Holmes Sweet Holmes.” The set also includes a five-part web series called “Power of Observation.” A special bonus disc that will be available exclusively at Target will include the featurette, “Elementary Super-Sized,” which will give fans an inside look at the making of the episode that aired on Big Game Day post-Super Bowl episode of the series through interviews with the cast, director and show runners. The modern day drama about the iconic crime-solving duo, ‘Elementary’ Season 1, stars Miller as detective Sherlock Holmes, in a performance that is “…superb and compelling…” (The Hollywood Reporter), and Liu as Dr. Joan Watson.  In this contemporary take, Holmes is joined by Watson, a former surgeon who is hired by Holmes’ wealthy father to help keep the eccentric detective sober while he works as a consultant to Captain Thomas Gregson (Aidan Quinn) and Detective Marcus Bell (Jon Michael Hill) to crack the NYPD’s most impossible cases. ‘Elementary’ Season 1 also includes notable guest stars including Craig Bierko, Anika Noni Rose, Lisa Edelstein, Vinnie Jones and John Hannah. Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.

Criminal Minds

Get an inside look into the minds of the world’s most dangerous criminals with the release of  ‘Criminal Minds: The Eighth Season,’ now available on DVD. Exploding with a collection of newly produced featurettes, viewers will go behind-the-scenes into the making of the latest season of the suspenseful series, which stars Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness and Jeanne Tripplehorn. In addition to all 23 episodes of the eighth season, the six-disc DVD collection boasts exclusive featurettes, including: The Killing Season – Hosted by A.J. Cook and Kirsten Vangsness, join the writers’ round table as they look back at the eighth season of Criminal Minds and discuss the life of the show, their favorite memorable moments, and the season’s memorable “Replicator” arc. The Profiler’s Handbook: Cooperative Vigilantism – Hear guest stars Mackenzie Phillips and Kim Wayans, along with writer/executive producer Janine Sherman Barrois, discuss the cold-blooded, gruesome revenge that takes place during the episode, “The Pact.” The Profiler’s Handbook: God Complex – Join guest star Ray Wise and writer/co-executive producer Breen Frazier and director Larry Teng as they discuss the character of the twisted surgeon that redefines “medical practice” in the episode, “God Complex.” The Profiler’s Handbook: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – Hear from Joe Mantegna and guest star Meshach Taylor as they recount the episode, “The Fallen.” Also, get an inside look into the special effects behind the flashback sequences. The Profiler’s Handbook: Peter Pan Syndrome – Join guest star Brad Dourif and director Matthew Gray Gubler as they discuss the aging puppeteer who collects bloody, human marionettes after suffering head trauma in a car crash in the episode, “The Lesson.” The Profiler’s Handbook: Dissociative Identity Disorder – Get an inside look at star Thomas Gibson directing in the episode, “All That Remains,” with commentary from guest star Ken Olin and writer/executive producer Erica Messer. The Profiler’s Handbook: Obsessive Imitation – Hear from guest stars Jayne Atkinson and Mark Hamill as they discuss the season finale, “The Replicator,” and the intense showdown that goes down between the team and their #1 enemy. Alex and Jeanne – Meet the new series regular, Jeanne Tripplehorn, and join showrunner Erica Messer as they discuss the BAU’s newest superstar, and forensics linguist, Dr. Alex Blake. New Directions – Catch the inspiration behind the episode, ”The Fallen,” with Joe Mantenga and the crew as they shine a light on the problem of homeless veterans. Follow the cast as they discuss the amazing efforts that are being made with the real Los Angeles area veteran’s organization, New Directions. Beautiful Minds – Take a look at the tragic story of characters Reid and Maeve Donovan with interviews featuring Matthew Gray Gubler and guest star Beth Riesgraf. ‘Criminal Minds: The Eighth Season’ revolves around an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country’s most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. Criminal Minds: The Eighth Season also features appearances from guest stars such as Mackenzie Phillips, Kim Wayans, Ray Wise, Matthew Lillard, Meschach Taylor, Nicholas Brendon, Brad Dourif, Michelle Trachtenberg, Mark Hamill and Paul Dooley. Buy the Season 8 DVD right here.

Scandal

Experience every breathless, jaw-dropping moment as Olivia Pope and her team of “gladiators in suits” turn up the heat and raise the stakes in ‘Scandal: The Complete Second Season.’ For Olivia Pope and Associates, cleaning up other people’s messes takes a shattering personal toll. Season Two blows the lid off Quinn’s identity, exposes Huck’s dark past, and uncovers Olivia’s darkest secret…something so shocking and enormous that it threatens the entire nation. From boardrooms to bedrooms, relive all 22 episodes of the explosive second season of  ‘Scandal’ including exclusive, never-before-seen bonus features with this riveting 5-disc set. ‘Scandal‘ stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Columbus Short as Harrison Wright, Guillermo Diaz as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant, Jeff Perry as Cyrus Beene, Bellamy Young as Mellie Grant and Joshua Malina as David Rosen.Buy the Season 2 DVD right here.

Haven

Everything is about to change in the third season installment of ‘Haven,’ the hit Syfy series from the creative team behind “The Dead Zone” and “Tru Calling”. Hailed by critics and fans alike (in its third season, ‘Haven’ was the #1 original scripted cable show among adults in its Friday 10 p.m. timeslot. ‘Haven: The Complete Third Season’ is now available on DVD and Blu-ray  – in anticipation of the series’ Season 4 premiere on Syfy September 13. Based on Stephen King’s “The Colorado Kid,” ‘Haven’ follows FBI agent Audrey Parker (Rose), who has taken up residence in the small town of Haven, Maine, a longtime refuge for people with an eclectic range of supernatural abilities.  Now a detective in the Haven police department, Audrey finds herself inexplicably linked to the mysteries of this extraordinary seaside village.  Season three of Haven picks up immediately following the events of the gripping season two finale with Audrey (Emily Rose) having been brutally kidnapped; Nathan (Lucas Bryant) warned against pursuing a romantic relationship with Audrey; and Duke (Eric Balfour) seemingly engaged in a fight to the death with Nathan after he discovers his family lineage is to kill Haven citizens with troubles.  Episodes include “301″, “Stay,” “The Farmer”, “Over My Head”, “Double Jeopardy”, and the season three cliffhanger finale, “Thanks for the Memories”. Buy the Season 3 Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Scavengers

The adrenaline-fuelled, sci-fi thriller, ‘Scavengers,’ starring Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints), Roark Critchlow (V), and Jeremy London (Party of Five) and directed by Travis Zariwny, is now available on DVD. The starship Revelator’s crew of deep space scavengers have just discovered something…an alien artifact of mysterious, unimaginable power capable of threatening the balance of the known universe. Fiercely pursued by a rival crew of mercenary killers, who know what the life-altering device can do, the crew fights to protect not only the artifact’s missing pieces, but find themselves battling for their lives and the very future of the universe itself. Buy the DVD right here.

Goodbye Mr. Chips

Remake of an older film where an elder teacher and former boarding school headmaster looks back upon his career and personal life over the decades. Buy the DVD at WBshop.com.

The Iceman

Based on a true story, Director Ariel Vromen’s (Danika) critically-acclaimed, true-life thriller ’The Iceman’ is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD. The chilling story of Richard Kuklinski, a devoted husband and father who in reality was a ruthless killer-for-hire, ’The Iceman’ stars Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon (Best Supporting Actor, Revolutionary Road, 2008), also Man of Steel, TV’s “Boardwalk Empire”), two-time Academy Award nominee Winona Ryder (Best Supporting Actress, The Age of Innocence, 1993, Best Actress, Little Women, 1994), Chris Evans (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers), Academy Award nominee James Franco (Best Actor, 127 Hours, 2010, also Spring Breakers, Oz: The Great and Powerful) and Ray Liotta (Killing Them Softly). Based on the book “The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer” by Anthony Bruno, The Iceman’ was directed by Ariel Vromen from a screenplay by Morgan Land and Ariel Vromen. Ehud Bleiberg and Ariel Vromen produced, with René Besson, Boaz Davidson, Danny Dimbort, Lati Grobman, Avi Lerner, Laura Rister and Trevor Short serving as executive producers. Inspired by actual events, ‘The Iceman’ follows notorious contract killer Richard Kuklinski (Michael Shannon) from his early days in the mob until his arrest for the murder of more than 100 men. Appearing to be living the American dream as a devoted husband and father; in reality Kuklinski was a ruthless killer-for-hire. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters have any clue about his real profession. Buy the DVD right here.

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie

After six seasons of sublime, nerdy fun on television, the cult comedy series ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000′ took to the big screen in 1996 for its deliriously funny takedown of the 1955 alien invasion epic This Island Earth. Evil scientist Dr. Clayton Forrester explains the premise at the start: in his quest for world domination, he devises a scheme to subject the human race to the worst movies ever made.  He tests his plan on Mike Nelson, the sole human aboard an Earth-orbiting space station known as the Satellite of Love.  But our hero and his two robot sidekicks turn a lemon into a much funnier lemon by showering This Island Earth with wisecracks, ridicule and general silliness.  The human race may never be rid of cheesy movies, but when the critics are this nutty, who cares? Buy the Blu-ray right here.

The Twilight Zone

Rod Serling’s groundbreaking, science fiction anthology ‘The Twilight Zone: The Complete Fifth Season‘ is now available on DVD. Travel to another dimension of sight and sound with Rod Serling’s classic television series exploring the fantastic and the frightening.  This collection includes all 36 episodes from the fifth and final season of this legendary series.  Special guest stars include Jack Klugman, Jackie Cooper, James Coburn, Lee Marvin, Martin Landau, Mickey Rooney, Shelley Fabares, Telly Savalas, William Shatner, George Takei and more. The 36 classic episodes include: In Praise of Pip, Steel, Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, A Kind of a Stopwatch, The Last Night of a Jockey, Living Doll, The Old Man in the Cave, Uncle Simon, Probe 7 Over and Out, The 7th Is Made Up of Phantoms, A Short Drink from a Certain Fountain, Ninety Years Without Slumbering, Ring-A-Ding Girl, You Drive, The Long Morrow, The Self-Improvement of Salvadore Ross, Number 12 Looks Just Like You, Black Leather Jackets, Night Call, From Agnes – With Love, Spur of the Moment, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Queen of the Nile, What’s in the Box, The Masks, I Am the Night Color Me Black, Sounds and Silences, Caesar and Me, The Jeopardy Room, Stopover in a Quiet Town, The Encounter, Mr. Garrity and the Graves, The Brain Center at Whipple’s, Come Wander with Me, The Fear and The Bewitchin’ Pool. Buy the Season 5 DVD right here.

Kitty Foyle

Known for light comedies and her partnership with Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers stepped off the dance floor and into 1940′s Oscar spotlight with her Best Actress turn as Kitty, an indomitable working-class girl who endures the rejection of Philadelphia society, makes her own way as a single woman and ultimately chooses between an unmarried arrangement with Main Line scion Wynnewood Strafford VI (Dennis Morgan) or marriage to a struggling physician (James Craig). Rogers’ deserved Academy Award confirmed she was more than a dance star – a fact humorously underscored when she returned to the studio and was greeted by staffers and actors in top hats and tails. Buy the DVD at WBshop.com.

Blancanieves

The Brothers Grimm fairy tale Snow White has been the basis for several recent Hollywood films, but the fairest adaptation of all is undoubtedly ‘Blancanieves,’ the beloved new cinema classic from writer-director Pablo Berger. ‘Blancanieves’has been ingeniously directed by Pablo Berger (Torremolinos 73) in the timeless style of the great silent films, but with a modern, and even daring edge. A famous bullfighter, Antonio Villalta (Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Come Out and Play, Bad Education), suffers a paralyzing trauma in the ring on the very day that his wife dies while giving birth to a daughter, Carmen (played as a child by Sofia Oria). The invalid Antonio eventually marries his nurse (Maribel Verdu, Pan’s Labyrinth, Y Tu Mama Tambien), a sadistic social climber who treats the sweet Carmen as a slave. In time, the girl manages to flee her oppressive home and joins a traveling band of dwarves who perform as comedic matadors. And it turns out, once she picks up the red robe, Carmen (played as a young woman by stunning newcomer Macarena Garcia) is a naturally gifted bullfighter, just like her father. But her great success is just the thing to stir her wicked stepmother’s deadly rage. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

I Do

Breaking Glass Pictures is pleased to announce that ‘I Do‘ is now available on DVD. Directed by Glenn Gaylord and written by star David W. Ross, ‘I Do’ boasts an all-star cast including Jamie-Lynn Sigler (“The Sopranos”, “Ugly Betty”), Alicia Witt (88 Minutes, Urban Legend, Two Weeks Notice), Maurice Compte (End of Watch, “Breaking Bad”) and Grant Bowler (Liz & Dick, “Defiance”). Jack (Ross) is a gay Brit living in New York raising his niece with his sister-in-law Mya (Witt).  When Jack’s work visa is denied, moving back to England isn’t an option. Faced with deportation and no other means to stay in America, Jack marries his lesbian best friend Ali (Sigler). The stakes are raised even more when Jack falls for a Spanish architect Mano (Compte), a U.S. citizen.  But after I.C.E officers detain and interview Ali and Jack, a terrified Ali files for divorce.  Mano, ready for commitment, believes he can marry Jack and keep him in the country. Their lawyer informs them that even though Mano is a citizen, immigration is a Federal level right not afforded to gay marriage on a State level.  Jack will be deported unless he marries another woman. Buy the DVD right here.

Empire State

Based on the true story of one of the largest cash heists in U.S. history, ‘Empire State‘ is now available on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) and Digital Download. Starring Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games franchise), Emma Roberts (Scream 4), Dwayne Johnson (Fast & Furious 6) and Nikki Reed (The Twilight Saga franchise), the suspenseful film will keep viewers on the edge of their seats. After failing to get into the police academy, Chris Potamitis settles for a security guard job with the ‘Empire State’ Armored Truck Company.  Chris makes the mistake of mentioning the company’s lax security to his best friend, Eddie, and is soon unwittingly drawn into an elaborate scheme to rob the abundant amounts of cash being stored there – resulting in the largest cash heist in U.S. history.  As the stakes continue to rise, Chris and Eddie must outwit James Ransone, the veteran NYPD Detective that is hot on their trail, as well as the local crime bosses that want to know who pulled a job on their turf, or suffer the consequences. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Blandings

Following the foibles of an eccentric aristocrat, his peculiar family, and the ramshackle ancestral home they share, P.G. Wodehouse’s ‘Blandings, Series 1′ is now available on DVD. Making its U.S. premiere on Acorn TV in July 2013, this new BBC series is the first television adaptation of the beloved Blandings Castle stories since the 1960s. Wodehouse’s madcap protagonists come to vivid life in this witty British series starring Timothy Spall (The King’s Speech, The Syndicate) and Jennifer Saunders (Absolutely Fabulous), as well as Mark Williams (Harry Potter) and Jack Farthing (Agatha Christie’s Poirot). Wodehouse, a perennially bestselling author and creator of the beloved Jeeves and Wooster, continues to gain new fans. The DVD 2-Disc set includes six episodes of the appealing period comedy from the master of British wit. Clarence Emsworth may be the current master of Blandings Castle, but he’s hardly lord of the manor. All he wants is peace, quiet, and quality time with his prize pig, the Empress. But his run-down estate is perpetually filled with crazy characters demanding his attention, led by his imperious sister, Connie. Between her baleful stare, his son Freddie’s lack of brains, and a parade of visiting oddballs, Clarence is doing anything but living a tranquil country life. Only his loyal butler, Beach, seems to be on his side. Buy the Series 1 DVD right here.

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

R.L. Stine, the reigning king of children’s horror, is back with two all-new DVD collections from the award-winning second season of the Hub Network’s hit television series “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series.” Guaranteed to excite kids and their families with creepy chills, each DVD collection is packed with spooky stories and all-new bonus content guaranteed to thrill you and your parents like never before. Delivering spine-tingling tales, the award-winning “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series” features guest star appearances from some of young Hollywood’s biggest names, including Dakota Goyo (Real Steel), Liam James (The Killing),  Joel Courtney (Super 8), Dylan Minnette (Awake), Riley Griffiths (Super 8). Jean-Luc Bilodeau (Kyle XY) and Frankie Jonas (Jonas L.A.)  Join these talented young actors as they coax you through the creepy and crawly stories of The Haunting Hour’s outrageously fun second season. Buy the Volume 5 and Volume 6 DVDs.

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Jungle thrills abound in the final 6 films of the series based on the popular adventure novels. Johnny Sheffield stars – and there could be none better for the Bomba role than the actor who played Boy in the Weissmuller Tarzans. In excitement-packed tales of gem smugglers, stampeding elephants, Bomba’s quest to learn about his parents and more, the Jungle Boy again shows he is an all-time matinee hero. Titles: African Treasure, Bomba and the Jungle Girl, Safari Drums, The Golden Idol, The Killer Leopard, Lord of the Jungle. Buy the Volume 2 DVD at WBshop.com.

Stories We Tell

In the latest film from Academy Award nominee Sarah Polley (Best Adapted Screenplay, Away from Her, 2007) we discover the truth depends on who is telling it in ‘Stories We Tell.’ In this inspired new documentary, Polley investigates the secrets kept by a family of storytellers. She playfully interrogates a cast of characters, eliciting refreshingly candid though mostly contradictory answers to the same questions. As each relates their version of the family mythology, present-day recollections shift into nostalgia-tinged glimpses of a mother who departed too soon, leaving a trail of unanswered questions. Polley unravels these paradoxes to reveal the essence of family – always complicated, warmly messy and fiercely loving. An official selection of the Sundance, Toronto, Venice and Telluride film festivals and winner of Best Documentary at the Toronto Film Critics Association Awards, Stories We Tell is at its core a deeply personal film about the nature of truth and memory, and how personal narratives shape and define both individuals and families. Buy the DVD right here.

Slightly Single in LA

Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls, TV’s “Party of Five”), Jenna Dewan-Tatum (TV’s “American Horror Story”), and Kip Pardue (Hostel: Part III) star in Writer/Director Christie Will’s (A Holiday Heist, Boy Toy) romantic comedy ‘Slightly Single in L.A.,’ now available on Blu-ray and DVD. Moving to LA seemed like a good idea at the time, but Dale (Chabert) can’t seem to make things work – at her job, with her friends, and definitely not with men. In a city where hype, hookups, and heartbreak are as common as reality shows, it’s hard for her to find something real. Now she’s caught in the middle of a love triangle with her best friend (Jenna Dewan-Tatum) and a guy from her past (Kip Pardue) – a great guy. Maybe the best guy ever. Sometimes, a girl’s just got to take a leap a faith.  And with a little luck, maybe Dale’s L.A. dreams CAN come true. The film also features Haylie Duff (Material Girls, TV’s “7th Heaven”), Jonathan Bennett (Mean Girls, Cheaper by the Dozen 2), Simon Rex (Scary Movie 5, Boy Toy), Mircea Monroe (TV’s “Episodes,” “Hart of Dixie”) and Chris Kattan (TV’s “Saturday Night Live,” “The Middle”). Dale Squire (Lacey Chabert) is a hip, quirky, independent single gal living in the glossy city of Los Angeles. After several failed attempts in quasi-relationships, Dale concludes that finding a meaningful relationship in L.A. is impossible. But being anti-social is tough for any young girl in Hollywood. With Jill’s (Haley Duff) frantic wedding right around the corner, Dale finds herself reflecting on the significance of marriage, and the mutual respect needed for a successful relationship. When Zach (Kip Pardue), a successful heartthrob rock star and old friend of Dale’s finds his way back into her life, Dale slowly starts to think that maybe finding love in L.A. is possible – the only problem is that her realization might have come too late, leaving Dale in a silent love triangle, with no way out. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

From Up On Poppy Hill

GKIDS, in conjunction with Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM), invites home viewers to experience the latest masterwork from Studio Ghibli: ‘From Up on Poppy Hill,’ from the creators of Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and many other animated masterpieces. Written by legendary studio founder Hayao Miyazaki and directed by Goro Miyazaki, the film marks the first feature-length collaboration between father and son – and the results are stunning. The dazzling, hand-drawn ‘From Up on Poppy Hil’ is set in Yokohama in 1963. Japan is picking itself up from the devastation of World War II and preparing to host the Olympics. The mood is one of both optimism and conflict as the young generation struggles to throw off the shackles of a troubled past. Against this backdrop of hope and change, a friendship begins to blossom between high school students Umi (Sarah Bolger) and Shun (Anton Yelchin) – but a buried secret from their past emerges to cast a shadow on the future and pull them apart. From a screenplay by Academy Award®-winner Hayao Miyazaki, the English language version is directed by multiple Academy Award®-winner Gary Rydstrom from a script adaptation by Karey Kirkpatrick (James and the Giant Peach, Chicken Run, Charlotte’s Web) and features an all-star English voice cast including Gillian Anderson, Sarah Bolger, Beau Bridges, Jamie Lee Curtis, Bruce Dern, Isabelle Fuhrman, Christina Hendricks, Ron Howard, Chris Noth, Emily Osment, Aubrey Plaza, Charlie Saxton, Alex Wolff and Anton Yelchin. Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy executive produced. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

MLB 25: Greatest Postseason Home Runs

Watch baseball’s legends knock it out of the park in ‘MLB 25: Greatest Postseason Home Runs,’ now available on DVD September 3 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. This original program from award-winning Major League Baseball Productions features unforgettable moments like Kirby Puckett’s blast in the 1991 World Series, Aaron Boone’s pennant-clincher in 2003 and Babe Ruth’s called shot in 1932.  Including a century’s worth of postseason heroics on DVD for the first time, ‘MLB 25: Greatest Postseason Home Runs’ also includes over 30 minutes of thrilling bonus features. The swing. The roar of the crowd. The glory. From the biggest stars to the 25th man on the roster, these heroes have sent a lightning bolt through their fan base with a blast into the seats. This thrilling film covers an entire century of Postseason heroics – from Frank “Home Run” Baker in 1911 through a David Freese Game 6 blast in the 2011 World Series – all in a tidy 59 minutes. Relive Carlton Fisk waiving the ball into fair territory, Reggie Jackson launching three home runs to clinch the 1977 World Series, Kirk Gibson willing the ball over the fence against one of the best closers in the game, Albert Pujols temporarily derailing high hopes in Houston and many more. ‘MLB 25: Greatest Postseason Home Runs’ is baseball drama at its finest. Buy the DVD right here.

Ancient Aliens

The bestselling, acclaimed History series is back with 12 never-before-released episodes in ‘Ancient Aliens: Season 5 – Volume 1,’ now availalbe on DVD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Arriving just in time for the new season on TV, the fifth season continues to explore the fascinating field of alien research. The latest release of the #2 highest-selling ongoing History franchise, Ancient Aliens: Season 5 – Volume 1, includes 12 episodes from the spectacular 5th Season in a 3-disc DVD collection. Did intelligent aliens roam the earth thousands of years ago?  Researchers explore evidence of mysterious ancient phenomena such as alien abductions documented in the Hebrew Bible, Egyptian hieroglyphs depicting the use of light bulbs, miles-long cryptic markings in Peru, and more. Do these phenomena represent some alien agenda? From artifacts to first-hand accounts, this compelling inquiry presents grounded historical depth while challenging our understanding of ancient civilizations. Buy the Season 5, Volume 1 DVD right here.

PowerRangers Megaforce: Ultimate Team Power

The number one boys live-action series returns for its 20th anniversary season with an all-new series, Power Rangers Megaforce currently airing on Nickelodeon. Power Rangers Megaforce: Ultimate Team Power – Volume 1 includes the first four episodes of Power Rangers Megaforce and is now available on DVD and Digital Download. New Rangers, Zords, enemies and battles make this anniversary season the most exciting yet! Featuring five new Power Rangers protecting our earth from the evil Warstar aliens to prevent a massive invasion, Power Rangers Megaforce: Ultimate Team Power – Volume 1 includes the “Power Rangers Morph Through 20 Years” featurette. For centuries, the earth has been protected by a supernatural guardian named Gosei and his robotic aide, Tensou. When the evil Warstar aliens plan a massive invasion of Earth, Gosei calls upon five teenagers with talent and attitude to form the ultimate team…the Power Rangers Megaforce! Using their newfound special abilities, mega-weapons, high-tech Zords and giant Megazords to battle this new alien threat, the Power Rangers Megaforce prove that “Earth’s defenders never surrender!” Go Go Megaforce. Buy the Volume 1 DVD right here.

Lala-Oopsies: A Sew Magical Tale – The Movie

From the creators of Lalaloopsy comes a sew magical movie with Lala-Oopsies: A Sew Magical Tale – The Movie! Experience a whimsical land of ballerinas, fairies, mermaids and more with the release of ‘Lala-Oopsies: A Sew Magical Tale – The Movie,’ now available on DVD, Digital Download and Video on Demand. In this fun adventure, the Lala-Oopsies must work together with their fantastical friends to save their home when their magical world is turned upside down. Based on the highly successful Lala-Oopsies toy line, the Lala-Oopsies: A Sew Magical Tale – The Movie DVD features two bonus Lalaloopsy mini adventures. Journey beyond the rolling green hills of Lalaloopsy Land to a magical place never seen before to meet the Lala-Oopsies! On islands that float on strawberry milk rivers, surrounded by tall mushroom trees, live the whimsical Lala-Oopsies, princess ballerinas, fairies and mermaids. Join the magical creatures as they embark on a fantastical journey to save their precious homes when the strawberry milk, which powers Lala-Oopsies Land, suddenly stops flowing. Buy the DVD right here.

Cockneys vs. Zombies

Welcome to the East End of London, a place that has encountered the most heinous villains ever to walk the earth. But until now, London has never seen anything as zany and entertaining as two generations of unlikely heroes take on the zombie Armageddon. The popular U.K zombie action comedy ‘Cockneys vs. Zombies‘ is now available on Blu-ray and DVD. Packed with extensive bonus content, each Blu-ray and DVD edition allows viewers to enjoy ‘Cockneys vs. Zombies’ on the viewing platform of their choice and includes spectacular movie presentation on Blu-ray/ DVD  and a free digital download of the movie compatible with PC, MAC, iTunes, iPod, iPhone , iPad and Apple TV. Directed by Matthias Hoene (Trigger Point) and written by James Moran (Torchwood, Severance), this uproariously funny comedy boasts and impressive British cast of Rasmus Hardiker (Your Highness, Lead Balloon), Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger, 2013), Michelle Ryan (Bionic Woman, 2007), Georgia King (The New Normal), Richard Brier (Much Ado About Nothing), Honor Blackman (Goldfinger) and Alan Ford (Snatch, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels). Buy the Blu-ray right here.

The Stranger Within

The perfect couple becomes the perfect target in the sexy, psychological thriller ‘The Stranger Within,’ now available on DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. William Baldwin (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Sliver) and Estella Warren (The Cooler, Planet of the Apes) sizzle as a young married couple whose dream vacation on a remote Mediterranean island becomes a living nightmare when they meet a mysterious woman (Sarah Butler, I Spit on Your Grave) with blood on her hands and a penchant for mind games. Filmed on location in Spain, New York and Copenhagen, this intensely erotic and suspenseful thriller premiered at the prestigious 2013 Berlin Film Festival. After a traumatic ordeal, acclaimed actress Emily Moore (Warren) and her psychiatrist husband, Robert (Baldwin), escape on a relaxing vacation to a gorgeous remote Mediterranean island. But on the first night at the house, a young woman (Butler) arrives, with blood on her hands and hysterical from the death of her boyfriend in a hiking accident. Robert offers to take in and help the young girl, but her suggestive behavior makes Emily wonder if she might be a threat to their marriage…or her life. Buy the DVD right here.

Petunia

Award-winning Writer/Director Ash Christian (Fat Girl, Mangus!) assembled a stellar ensemble cast for his idiosyncratic family comedy ‘Petunia,’ now available on DVD from Wolfe Video. The  star-studded cast includes Thora Birch (American Beauty, Ghost World), Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect, Hairspray) Tobias Segal (Men in Black 3, Rocky Balboa), Eddie Kaye Thomas (American Pie, American Reunion), Academy Award nominee Christine Lahti (Best Supporting Actress, Swing Shift, 1995) and Michael Urie (TV’s “Partners,” “Ugly Betty”). With super quirky characters and unpredictable twists and turns, ‘Petunia’ will make audiences think about love, life and how family plays a part in who you turn out to be.  The film depicts an off-beat family of New Yorkers who must come to terms with their own misgivings about life, relationships and the sheer unpredictability of love itself. For some families, having a live-in shrink isn’t nearly enough.  The Petunia family has a storied history of avoiding real feelings: Mom (Christine Lahti) is a therapist who needs a shrink of her own; dad (David Rasche) hides erectile dysfunction under an oblivious and disaffected non-personality; and brothers Michael (Eddie Kaye Thomas) and Adrian (Jimmy Heck) are hiding infidelity and sex addiction, respectively. Throw in mean NYC princess (Thora Birch) for a sister-in-law, and you have Charlie’s (Tobias Segal) biggest problem: his crazy family.  At first glance, Charlie looks positively Bond-like in his tuxedo but in fact, he is the polar opposite of the suave lady killer. Instead of drinking martinis and living it up, Charlie spends his brother’s wedding reception avoiding the dance floor and securing his self-imposed celibacy by snapping the rubber band on his wrist anytime he feels aroused by the formal-wear-clad young men in the room.  Charlie finally finds a guy he’s willing to break his “no sex” vow for when he meets and starts dating George McDougal (Michael Urie). But George is hiding something from Charlie – his wife (Brittany Snow) – and their relationship hits a complicated snag when she returns unexpectedly from a long trip…Buy the DVD right here.

Movies 4 You

Part of the successful Movies 4 You brand, Movies 4 You- Sci-Fi Classics features four classic science fiction films packaged together. Produced between 1951-1964, the titles included are The Man From Planet X, Beyond the Time Barrier, The Time Travelers and Angry Red Planet. Cult classic sci-fi star Robert Clarke appears in The Man From Planet X and Beyond the Time Barrier, with direction by Edgar G. Ulmer. Movies 4 You- More Sci-Fi Classics extends the sci-fi invasions with four more titles of the 50s and 60s, all being released on DVD for the first time. The set includes The Amazing Transparent Man, Reptilicus, Neanderthal Man and The Brain That Wouldn’t Die and stars Marguerite Chapman, Edward Judd, Robert Shayne and Jason Evers. Special features are included for The Brain That Wouldn’t Die, with additional scenes from the international version of the film. Buy the sci-fi classics DVD and the more sci-fi classics DVD.