New Releases On DVD/Blu-Ray

by | September 12, 2013 at 9:21 PM | General

'Friday the 13th: The Complete Collection' (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)

Friday the 13th: The Complete Collection

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is providing plenty of blood-curdling thrills with the release of ‘Friday The 13th: The Complete Collection,’ now available on Blu-ray. For the first time, all twelve Friday the 13th films are packaged together, (with seven of them making Blu-ray debuts) as a result of a strategic distribution alliance between Paramount and Warner announced last fall, granting Warner exclusive video distribution rights to over 600 Paramount titles. The set also includes a Friday The 13th Killer Extras Bonus DVD. This intense ‘slasher’ series is one of the longest-running and most successful horror franchises in film history, surpassing the domestic theatrical box-office grosses of such legendary series as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.  The film that turned psycho killer Jason Voorhees and his infamous hockey mask into a pop culture icon has also bested the horror competition as the #1 home entertainment seller, with total sales of $119.7M to date. The 10-disc collection includes the twelve films on nine Blu-ray discs, as well as a killer DVD bonus disc full of special features on the making of the famous franchise. The must-own set will be presented in a collectible tin case with 11 hours of previously released special features and a 40-page soft cover book. The book is excerpted from Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday The 13tha fan-favorite volume that’s viewed as the ultimate memoir of the series, and highlights some of the 200 interviews, 600 photos, storyboards, concept art and more. Also included is a brand new, official Camp Crystal Lake embroidered Counselor Patch. ‘Friday The 13th: The Complete Collection’ also includes digital versions of all 12 films with UltraViolet, allowing viewers to download and instantly stream the films to a wide range of devices from computers and compatible tablets to smartphones, game consoles, Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players. One of the most frightening franchises in film history, Friday The 13th focuses primarily on the character of Jason Voorhees, who drowned as a young child at Camp Crystal Lake due to the inattentiveness of camp counselors. Many years later, the camp becomes the scene of a number of murders – all of which are either committed or motivated by the avenging Jason, who forever lurks at Crystal Lake with his finely-honed machete. Buy the complete collection right here.

Star Trek Into Darkness

Director J.J. Abrams’ phenomenal global sensation ‘Star Trek Into Darkness‘ is now available on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and On Demand. The ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Blu-ray/DVD and Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD combo packs with UltraViolet are bursting with behind-the-scenes material detailing how the filmmakers delivered a rousing epic filled with both spectacle and soul.  For the first time, the special features included in the combo packs were produced entirely by Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and captured in spectacular high quality on Red Epic cameras for a uniquely intimate perspective of the filmmakers’ process. Written by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof, the film follows the crew of the Enterprise as a shocking act of terror on Earth sends them on a manhunt to capture an unstoppable force of destruction and bring those responsible to justice. ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ features an outstanding ensemble cast including John Cho, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Peter Weller and Anton Yelchin. Buy the 3D Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Homeland

Homeland‘ makes its triumphant return after winning six Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Lead Actress for Claire Danes, Outstanding Lead Actor for Damian Lewis and Outstanding Drama Series. Marine Sgt. Nicholas Brody (Lewis) is now a U.S. congressman, and former CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Danes) has returned to civilian life. But when a new and potentially devastating terrorist threat emerges, Brody and Carrie’s lives become intertwined once again and they resume their delicate dance of suspicion, deceit and desire. Delve deeper into the edge-of-your-seat excitement with the thrilling second season of this smash hit show. Buy the Season 2 Blu-ray right here.

The Big Bang Theory

This is no hypothesis; the fact is audiences can’t get enough of television’s funniest scientists. The ideal comedy experiment continues with the release of ‘The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Sixth Season,’ now available on DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack. In its sixth season on CBS, ‘The Big Bang Theory‘ ranks as TV’s #1 entertainment series in America among Adults 18-49 and 25-54, reaching nearly 19 million Total Viewers per week, representing an 18% increase in viewership over Season Five. In The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Sixth Season, fun discoveries multiply.  Leonard learns that jealousy is bad for a relationship (with Penny) but science is good for seduction (of Penny). Howard finds life in the International Space Station is no escape from terrestrial turmoil between his mom and his new wife Bernadette. Raj meets someone special who may be a good match, if he can keep her from fleeing mid-date. And then there’s Sheldon. He learns what not to say after facing harassment charges or competing for tenure at work and how Dungeons & Dragons can be the icebreaker his relationship with Amy needs. Buy the Season 6 Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Castle

Together at last! After four seasons, the action and the passion heat up like never before with the release of ‘Castle‘ Season 5 on DVD. Now that Castle and Beckett, aka “Caskett” have finally given into their true feelings for each other, how will it affect their work? As they try to keep their new relationship under wraps, the unlikely duo continues to fight for justice. Escape into the action and mystery with all 24 unforgettable episodes  and never-before-seen bonus features, only available on this spectacular five-disc set. Buy the Season 5 DVD right here.

Supernatural

Television’s toughest brothers chose one hell of a time for a family reunion with the release of the eighth season of ‘Supernatural‘on Blu-ray and DVD. ‘Supernatural: The Complete Eighth Season’ contains all 23 gripping episodes from season eight and is packed with nearly four hours of bonus content – including 3 featurettes, 3 commentaries, deleted scenes, a gag reel and more. Fans that purchase the Blu-ray will also have access to an UltraViolet copy of all 23 episodes. After a year apart, Sam and Dean are reunited in the eighth season premiere. After escaping from Purgatory with the help of a vampire named Benny, Dean heads straight for Sam, but the reunion isn’t everything he imagined it would be.  Although Sam drops everything to rejoin his brother, leaving the life he had grown accustomed to turns out to be harder than he imagined.  In the meantime, Dean’s association with a vampire turns out to be more than he bargained for. As the brothers struggle with their unexpected reunion, they make a shocking discovery that could lead them on a deeply personal mission to settle some old scores and seal the Gates of Hell forever. If only they could agree – is this a “family business” or isn’t it? Entering its ninth season on The CW this fall in its new Tuesday 9p.m. ET/PT timeslot, ‘Supernatural’ stars Jared Padalecki (Friday the 13th, Gilmore Girls) and Jensen Ackles (Smallville, My Bloody Valentine) as Sam and Dean Winchester. Created by Eric Kripke (Revolution), the eighth season of the hit series was executive produced by Robert Singer (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman), Jeremy Carver (Being Human), Phil Sgriccia (Smallville), McG (Terminator Salvation) and Adam Glass (Cold Case). Buy the Season 8 Blu-ray right here.

Blue Bloods

Headlined by Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg, the riveting family drama ‘Blue Bloods – The Third Season‘ is now available on DVD from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution. Following the Reagans, a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement, the fan-favorite series also stars Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Amy Carlson, Sami Gayle and Len Cariou. In addition to all 23 episodes of the third season, the six-disc DVD collection boasts exclusive featurettes and more. Buy the Season 3 DVD right here.

Mama’s Family

This new collection features 22 episodes in their entirety across 4 DVDs. Season 2 finds the Harper family in rare form, as Mama’s highfalutin’ daughter Ellen receives Raytown’s “Woman of the Year” Award, Mama gets hospitalized after being hit on the noggin with a stewpot (in Carol Burnett’s final series appearance), Mama’s once-vivacious cousin Gert (Imogene Coca) gets her life enriched, Mama attempts learning to drive (much to the family’s chagrin) and decides to run for Mayor of Raytown.  Among bonus extras, this set features the TV movie “Eunice” (1982), a CBS-TV original which was the precursor to the series and takes the Harper family on an unforgettable 23-year journey. Buy the Season 2 DVD right here.

Army Wives

New challenges, triumphs and alliances are in order with the most moving season yet of ‘Army Wives,’ now available on DVD. As the close-knit friends say goodbye to one of their own, faint glimmers of hope being to emerge from the shadow of tragedy. New recruits join the ranks and the tribe adapts to the growing military family. Experience every inspiring episode, along with access to never-before-seen bonus material. Catherine Bell, Brian McNamara, Kelli Williams, Alyssa Diaz and Terry Serpico star. Buy the Season 7 DVD right here.

Dora the Explorer

Get ready to skate into three new-to-DVD wheely big adventures with ‘Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Great Roller Skate Adventure, now available on DVD. Join Dora and Boots as they zoom into Skate Park and stand up to the bullying Big Wheeler. Plus enjoy two extra adventures as Dora brings her friends to the doctor and goes to the Green Power Science Fair. The episodes are: Dora’s Great Roller Skate Adventure, Check-Up Day and School Science Fair. Buy the Dora’s Great Roller Skate Adventure DVD right here.

The Black Waters of Echo’s Pond

In 1927, archaeologists unearthed a major historical find in Turkey. What happened next is the stuff of legend…and nightmares. Anchor Bay Films presents ‘The Black Waters of Echo’s Pond,’ now available on Blu-ray and DVD. Directed by Gabriel Bologna, this journey into unrelenting horror stars scream queen Danielle Harris (Halloween 4 & 5, The Victim, Hatchet II and III), genre favorite Robert Patrick (Terminator 2, Walk the Line, Jayne Mansfield’s Car) and James Duval (Donnie Darko, Independence Day, Gone in Sixty Seconds). In the film, nine friends take a holiday at a Victorian home on a private island off the coast of Maine. There, they uncover a game first discovered as part of an archaeological expedition from over 80 years ago that resulted in a series of mysterious – and grisly – deaths. What they don’t realize is that when played, the ancient artifact brings out the worst in each of them. Jealousy, greed, hatred, lust, all of the things they keep buried deep inside themselves rise to the surface and come to a boil. A warning to all those who start the game: it just might finish you. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Love Is All You Need

Experience a heartwarming tale of second chances and pure happiness with the release of ‘Love Is All You Need,’ now available on Blu-ray and DVD from Sony Pictures Classics and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Set against the backdrop of picture-perfect Sorrento, Italy, the romantic comedy follows the unexpected meeting of two lonely strangers – an English widower (Pierce Brosnan; Mamma Mia!) and a Danish hairdresser (Trine Dyrholm: In A Better World) – who come to discover that in life … love is all you need.  The film is directed by Susanne Bier, director of Academy Award winning film In A Better World (2011, Best Foreign Language Film) from a script co-written with Anders Thomas Jensen. Both the Blu-ray and DVD come with special bonus features including commentary with Pierce Brosnan and Director Susanne Bier, and a Q&A with Pierce Brosnan, Trine Dryholm, Susanne Bier and Anders Thomas Jensen.  Also included is a behind-the-scenes featurette with Trine Dyrholm, as well as interviews with the cast at the 2012 Venice Film Festival. From Susanne Bier, director of the Academy Award and Golden Globe winning film In A Better World (2011, Best Foreign Language Film) comes a romantic comedy set in Sorrento, Italy. Philip (Brosnan), an Englishman living in Denmark, is a middle-aged widower and estranged single father. Ida (Dyrholm) is a Danish hairdresser who’s just been left by her husband for a younger woman. The fates of these two souls are about to intertwine as they embark for a trip to Italy to attend the wedding of Patrick and Astrid, Philip’s son and Ida’s daughter. It’s a story about seeking love and having the courage to change your life – even when you think it’s too late. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Delete

Humanity is threatened when machines become dangerously self-aware in ‘Delete,’ now available on Blu-ray and DVD. Directed by Emmy nominee Steve Barron (“Merlin”) and starring Emmy Award© winner Seth Green (“Family Guy”), Emmy Award winner Gil Bellows (“Ally McBeal”), Keir Gilchrist (“United States of Tara”), Janet Kidder (“The Killing”), Matt Frewer (“Orphan Black”), Erin Karpluk (“Being Erica”) and Ryan Robbins (Sanctuary), this is the fourth earth-shattering installment in the ongoing Doomsday Series, featuring five epic 4-hour end of the world experiences.  Delete original premiered August 19 on ReelzChannel. When reporter Jessica Taylor (Karpluk) and her hacker friend Daniel (Gilchrist) discover a viral threat to be the source of a nearly triggered nuclear reactor meltdown, they soon realize there is more to the story than just a computer malfunction.  As chaos begins to reign across the globe, it becomes apparent that artificial intelligence has turned into a conscious entity with the sole purpose of destroying the world, one disaster at a time. With mankind facing possible extinction, the only way to save the world is to create a second form of artificial intelligence that is just as alive, just as intelligent and just as dangerous. Featuring cast and crew interviews and a sneak peak at Exploding Sun, the countdown to the end of the world begins with the release of ‘Delete,’ now available on Blu-ray and DVD. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow

The beloved Smurfs are back for some Halloween fun in ‘The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow,’ an all-new animated mini-movie now available on DVD. This ‘Smurf-tacular’ adventure features the original voice talent from ‘The Smurfs 2,’ which grossed a smurftastic $80.3 million in theaters worldwide last week, including Alan Cumming (TV’s “The Good Wife”), Fred Armisen (TV’s “Saturday Night Live”), Anton Yelchin (TV’s “Star Trek”) as well as Hank Azaria as the voice of Gargamel (TV’s “The Simpsons”). ‘The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow,’ which combines cutting-edge computer generated imagery and traditionally hand drawn animation, was directed by animation veteran Stephan Franck (whose credits include The Iron Giant and Despicable Me) and produced by Mary Ellen Bauder (who also worked on Sony Pictures Animation’s hit features Cloudy with a Chance Of Meabtalls and Hotel Transylvania).  The mini-movie has already received critical and audience acclaim since being selected in official competition at the prestigious Annecy International Animated Film Festival last month, the world’s largest animation festival. Buy the DVD right here.

Count of Monte Cristo/Man Friday

Timeless Media Group’s double-feature release of Count of Monte Cristo/Man Friday showcases two classic tales originally produced in 1975 that can now be seen like never before in high definition with this Blu-ray boxed set. Count of Monte Cristo: Alexander Dumas’ classic tale of injustice, revenge and retribution, in which Edmond Dantes (Richard Chamberlain, The Three Musketeers) is falsely accused of conspiring with Napoleon. Prosecuted by De Villefort (Louis Jourdan), he is sentenced to life on an isolated island fortress, called Monte Cristo. After being told of a treasure, Dantes escapes to find the treasure while assuming the identity of the rich and revered Count of Monte Cristo. Man Friday: Daniel Defoe’s classic story of survival and heroism takes on a whole new perspective in this 1975 version of Robinson Crusoe starring Richard Roundtree (Shaft) and Peter O’Toole (Lawrence of Arabia). Buy the combo pack right here.

Butcher’s Boy

From the creator of ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ comes this gut-wrenching, non-stop roller coaster ride through the hellish underbelly of inner-city America. A birthday celebration at an upscale restaurant sets in motion events that bring a group of friends face to face with the gruesome world of cannibals, the ‘Butcher Boys.’ Buy the DVD right here.

Blood

Directed by Nick Murphy, ‘Blood’ stars Paul Bettany (A Beautiful Mind, Master and Commander), Mark Strong (Zero Dark Thirty, Sherlock Holmes), Stephen Graham (“Boardwalk Empire”) and Brian Cox (The Bourne Identity). ‘Blood’ tells the story of the Fairburn brothers (Paul Bettany and Stephen Graham),  detectives who will do whatever it takes to catch the killer of a shocking murder in a small town, while trying to live-up to the reputation of their tough-as-nails ex-police chief father (Brian Cox).  But when a suspect’s interrogation spins violently out of control, the brothers must deal with the consequences…and the mounting suspicions of a colleague (Mark Strong) seeking the truth.  A gritty, electrifying suspense-thriller about the price of duty, the ties of family, and the bonds of Blood. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Hammer of the Gods

Britain, 871 AD – A young Viking warrior, Steinar (Charlie Bewley), is sent by his father the king on a quest to find his estranged brother, who was banished from the kingdom many years before in ‘Hammer of the Gods.’ Steinar’s epic journey across terrifyingly hostile territory gradually sees him emerge as the man his father wants him to be – the ruthless and unforgiving successor to his throne. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Parade’s End

A sweeping saga that will resonate with Anglophiles everywhere, ‘Parade’s End‘ dives into the exploration of a bygone England – spanning from the Edwardian era to the chaos and destruction of World War I. Based on four related novels by Ford Madox Ford published in the 1920s, the 5-part HBO Miniseries was adapted for the small screen by acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love) who vividly captures the devastation of war and the end of Edwardian ideals, bridging the gap between feudal England and the dawn of modernism. Set over a tumultuous ten-year period 100 years ago, Parade’s End centers around honorable English aristocrat Christopher Tietjens (Golden Globe nominee Benedict Cumberbatch, War Horse), who puts principles first by marrying Sylvia (Golden Globe nominee Rebecca Hall, Vicky Cristina Barcelona), a pretty, manipulative socialite who gives birth to a child who may not be his. While enduring his new wife’s whims and overt indiscretions, Tietjens finds himself captivated by a fearless young suffragette, Valentine Wannop (Adelaide Clemens, The Great Gatsby), but refuses to give in to their mutual passion or end his marriage to Sylvia. Experiencing war and the far-reaching changes to the English class system as well as being drawn to the possibility of a future where honor and passion might co-exist, Tietjens gradually lets go of the ties that bind him to the traditions of his privileged past. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Peeples

Get ready to crash this family reunion when Tyler Perry presents ‘Peeples,’ now available on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital Copy and UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital Copy and UltraViolet), and Digital Download. It is headlined by an all-star cast that includes Craig Robinson (TV’s “The Office,” This is the End), Kerry Washington (TV’s “Scandal,” Django Unchained), David Alan Grier (TV’s “In Living Color”), S. Epatha Merkerson (TV’s “Law and Order”), Tyler James Williams (TV’s “Everybody Hates Chris”), with Melvin Van Peebles (Sweet Sweetback’s Badasssss Song, Panther) and Academy Award nominee Diahann Carroll (Claudine, Best Actress, 1974; TV’s “White Collar”). Written and directed by Tina Gordon Chism, ‘Peeples’ is a funny look at a rite of passage that anyone in a long term relationship has to face sooner or later…winning over the in-laws. Sparks fly when Grace (Washington) takes off for the preppy Peeples’ annual reunion in the Hamptons the very weekend her boyfriend Wade Walker (Robinson) was going to propose! Undeterred, Wade heads to the Hamptons to surprise her. He might be a fish-out-of-water among this seemingly perfect East Coast clan, but he’s not about to let himself flounder. Instead, in a wild weekend of fun, dysfunction and hilarious surprises, Wade and Grace discover there’s room for all kinds of ‘Peeples’ in this family, no matter their differences. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Targets

In his directorial debut, Peter Bogdanovich weaves two disparate story lines into a terrifying moment of confrontation. In seemingly unrelated events, aging horror film star Orlok (Boris Karloff) announces his retirement, and an apparently average young man (Tim O’Kelly) accumulates and arsenal of rifles and handguns. As the pace quickens, O’Kelly turns into a murderous sniper, showing up at a drive-in theater where Orlok is making his final personal appearance. Buy the DVD at WBshop.com.

Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell

Baron Frankenstein is dead, right? That’s precisely what he wants folks to think. He’s had it up to here with a public that doesn’t appreciate the trouble a mad scientist goes through to snatch good body parts. To carry on his work, he holes up in a place where the possibilities are utterly maddening: a home for the criminally insane. A hand here. A brain there. True to form, the Baron (Peter Cushing) keeps his gruesome creation (David Prowse, widely known for his later portrayals of Darth Vader) in stitches in this sixth and final frightfest in Hammer Films’ Frankenstein cycle. Buy the DVD at WBshop.com.

Star Trek: The Original Series – Origins

Kirk. Spock. Pike. Khan. Klingons. Tribbles. See where it all started with the release of ‘Star Trek: The Original Series – Origins,’ now available on Blu-ray from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution. This collection showcases the origins episodes of the most significant characters from Star Trek: The Original Series. Introduced by Rod Roddenberry, son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, and starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, Walter Koenig and Ricardo Montalban, this value-priced release is an ideal collection for both brand new and lifelong fans of the timeless series. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk

Primetime Emmy Award-winning television writer and creator Damon Lindelof (Lost) teams up with legendary artist Leinil Francis Yu (Secret Invasion) and superstar colorist Dave McCaig to bring to life the highly popular comic book series ‘Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk.’ This action-packed story brings two of Marvel’s greatest heroes—Wolverine and the Hulk—together like never before for their most brutal encounter yet in Marvel Knights Animation’s Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk’ now available on DVD. This highly anticipated Marvel Knights Animation series boasts unparalleled storytelling combined with rich visual animation and insightful bonus content. Featuring cover art illustration by Leinil Francis Yu, this deluxe DVD is collected in a unique comic book style packaging that bridges the comic book to DVD concept. An exclusive behind-the-scenes bonus content feature provides an intimate and retrospective look at the development and production process of this amazing story. Marvel Knights Animation remains true to the heritage of panel-by-panel graphic storytelling, boasting groundbreaking illustrations, sensational soundscapes, and of course, the explosiveness of the mighty Marvel universe. Behind every image and every word lies the genius of Marvel’s celebrated creators. Buy the DVD right here.

Tickety Toc

Calling all Tick Tocketeers! Preschoolers nationwide will get in gear for non-stop laughs and learning with the release of the new Nick Jr. hit ‘Tickety Toc’ on DVD. ‘Tickety Toc’ follows the everyday adventures of 6-year-old twins, Tommy and Tallulah, as they work to “chime the time” and keep everything running smoothly in Tickety Town. Traveling through the special Tickety Toc clock, where Tommy and Tallulah live, audiences enter a fantastical CGI world of eclectic characters and tag along on exciting escapades filled with slapstick surprises. Buy the Chime Time Adventures DVD right here.

Hallelujah

Hallelujah is a cinematic milestone: the first all-black feature from a major studio and famed director King Vidor’s (The Champ, The Big Parade) first talkie. But the film surpasses its historical significance, telling a story of profound dignity and understanding that it as fresh and moving as the day it premiered. Featuring a largely unknown cast and infused with spirituals, folk songs, blues and jazz (Irving Berlin provided two songs for the production), Hallelujah follows the fortunes of Zeke (Daniel L. Haynes), a poor cotton farmer. He succumbs to the temptations with Chick (Nina Mae McKinney), a mercenary honky-tonk girl, finds salvation in religion, and falls again when his obsession for Chick overpowers his better self. Love, loss, passion, redemption and brilliant moviemaking: Hallelujah has it all. Buy the DVD at WBshop.com.

Sesame Street: C is for Cooking

Bon Appétit! Buon Appetito! Come discover what all of your favorite Sesame Street friends are stirring up as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization, have released ‘Sesame Street: C is for Cooking,’ now available on DVD. This DVD includes memorable songs and stories about how eating healthy can be beneficial and delicious for children. ‘Sesame Street: C is for Cooking’ is an exciting new DVD featuring the hilarious Cookie Monster and lovable Elmo in the kitchen. Sesame Street C is for Cooking provides a great opportunity for children to learn about healthy foods, the excitement and enjoyment of trying new foods and the difference between foods that are okay to eat some of the time and foods that are okay to eat all of the time.  This home video also promotes math skills, such as counting, addition and measuring, as well cognitive reasoning skills such as following the steps of a recipe.  Kids will discover how to make sushi, bread and oatmeal cookies, and then, join Murray as he takes a trip to cooking school. Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird and the rest of your Sesame Street friends help children learn all about healthy eating through simple yet scrumptious recipes. And, just when you think the fun is over, Elmo teaches kids how to make refreshing fruit juice popsicles! Amy Adams also makes a guest appearance and provides her favorite healthy cooking tips for parents and children alike. It is a flavor-packed feature that will surely become a favorite. Buy the DVD right here.

The Contractor

Danny Trejo (Machete) stars in the edge-of-your-seat thriller, ‘The Contractor,’ now available on DVD, Digital Download, Video on Demand. One family’s world begins to unravel when a newly hired contractor with a sinister agenda enters their home. Also starring Christina Cox (The Chronicles of Riddick), Brad Rowe (Shelter) and Taylor Spreitler (TV’s “The Days of Our Lives”),  ’The Contractor’ DVD, features an audio commentary, cast interviews and a stills gallery. Paul (Rowe) and Elizabeth Chase (Cox) have just moved into their dream home in Malibu. Needing some renovations, they hire seemingly friendly and easygoing contractor, Javier (Trejo), but soon discover all is not as it seems. When he sabotages Paul’s car, ruins the house’s plumbing and plants evidence framing Paul for an affair, Elizabeth finds her perfect life coming unraveled. She doesn’t know where to turn or who to trust. Forced to stand on her own, Elizabeth must save her family from ‘The Contractor.’ Buy the DVD right here.

Frankenstein’s Army

Hot off the heels of it’s critically acclaimed theatrical release, Richard Raaphorst’s highly buzzed-about debut film ‘Frankenstein’s Army‘ is now available on Blu-ray and DVD. In the dying days of World War II, a battalion of Russian soldiers find themselves lost in enemy territory in eastern Germany. One soldier (Alexander Mercury, The Golden Compass) has been ordered to make a propaganda film as the squadron makes its way across the wintry landscape, and what follows is a thrilling mix of found-footage shocks and classic horror. Stumbling upon a village decimated by an unseen terror, the Russians are lured into the secret lab of deranged scientist Viktor (Hellboy’s Karel Roden). Viktor has unearthed the journals of the legendary Dr. Victor Frankenstein and has used them to assemble an army of supersoldiers stitched together from the body parts of fallen Germans – a desperate Hitler’s last ghastly ploy to escape defeat. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Wish You Were Here

As four friends indulge in a carefree Cambodian holiday, their sun-soaked retreat quickly takes a horrific turn when one of them disappears. Does one of the remaining friends hold the answer to the fate of their lost companion? Screen veteran Kieran Darcy-Smith (Animal Kingdom) makes his feature directorial debut with this ambitious non-linear drama centering on a group of Australian friends whose lives are irreparably changed after one of them goes missing during a spontaneous vacation in Cambodia. Alice (Felicity Price) and Dave (Joel Edgerton) are about to become new parents when they agree to join Alice’s little sister Steph (Teresa Palmer) and her new beau Jeremy (Anthony Starr) on a sun-soaked trip to Cambodia. Their tropical retreat quickly turns bad, however, when Jeremy vanishes without a trace. As the investigation into Jeremy’s disappearance begins to reveal the nefarious motivations behind their trip, the remaining three struggle to carry on with their lives in Sydney amidst the threat that even more damning details will emerge. Visually stunning, ‘Wish You Were Here‘ was shot on location in Sydney and Cambodia and, following its world premiere opening night at the Sundance Film Festival (2012), was released theatrically in the U.S. in 2013. Buy the DVD right here.

Secret Millionaires Club

Blast off with the business-savvy group of friends as they put on their astronaut suits and go on a space-filled adventure. This out-of –this world animated TV series, ‘Secret Millionaires Club: Volume Two,’ is now available on DVD from Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment and A Squared Entertainment. With money guru Warren Buffett as their mentor, Radley discovers that his passion for space can help others, Elena, Jones and Lisa learn that in business it’s always good to know your competition and they learn about the value of loyal customers. Buy the Volume 2 DVD right here.

Puppy in My Pocket

When you’re sad and feeling lonely, there’s a pet in Pocketville waiting to meet you. In this adorable animated series based on the popular pocket-sized toy pets, Entertainment One invites families to Pocketville, where beautiful kitty Princess Ava matches lucky children looking for a friend with new pets!  One day, however, Ava’s jealous sister, Eva, accidentally sends Ava to the ‘real world” while real-world girl Kate is sent to Pocketville in her place.  And now, Kate and her new dog, Magic, must now continue Ava’s work until she can find her way home.   This debut single disc release features seven complete episodes sure to fill households with furry fun. Buy the Friendship Ceremony DVD right here.