New Releases On DVD/Blu-Ray

by | September 19, 2013 at 11:40 AM | General

'World War Z' (Paramount Home Entertainment)

World War Z

The fast-paced, pulse-pounding epic ‘World War Z,’ is now available on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and On Demand.  Due to overwhelming demand, the film has been digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX 3D format and will be released in select IMAX theaters domestically for an exclusive one-week running beginning today. Starring international superstar Brad Pitt and based on the best-selling and wildly popular novel, ‘World War Z’ took audiences by storm and was hailed by critics. The tense and thrilling film follows a former United Nations investigator (Pitt) as he helps stop the chaotic pandemic that has gripped populations around the world. ‘World War Z’ is available on Blu-ray Combo or Blu-ray 3D Combo with an Unrated Cut packed with even more thrills and action too intense for theaters, along with the theatrical version of the film.  The combo packs feature UltraViolet and boast in-depth looks at the making of the film, the seamless blending of practical and digital effects, the science behind the Zombie outbreak and much more.  The film is also be available as a single-disc DVD. Buy the 3D Blu-ray combo pack right here.

Arrow

Based on the iconic DC Comics character, Arrow,‘ a modern-day re-imagining of the superhero for television, is now available on DVD and Blu-rayCombo Pack.  In its debut season, ‘Arrow’ was the #1 TV series on The CW with Total Viewers, averaging over 4 million every week. Renewed for a second season, ‘Arrow’ will return to The CW this fall. ‘Arrow: The Complete First Season’ contains all 23 gripping episodes from the first season, plus over an hour of bonus content, including a documentary, two behind-the-scenes featurettes, highlights from the Arrow panel at Paley Fest 2013, deleted scenes, and a gag reel. After being marooned for five years on a remote island, billionaire Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) returns home with a mysterious agenda and a lethal set of new skills that he uses in a war on crime in this hard-hitting action series.  Reinventing the DC Comics character for a modern-day audience, Arrow is not a super hero … but a hero, every bit as dangerous as the criminals he’s hunting. ‘Arrow: The Complete First Season’ 9-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (4 Blu-ray discs, 5 DVD discs) features a hi-definition Blu-ray, standard definition DVD and a standard definition UltraVioletcopy of all 23 episodes from Season One.  ‘Arrow’ stars Stephen Amell (Private Practice, Hung), Katie Cassidy (Gossip Girl, Melrose Place)Colin Donnell (Pan Am), David Ramsey (Blue Bloods, Dexter)Willa Holland (The O.C.),with Susanna Thompson (Cold Case, NCIS) and Paul Blackthorne (The River).  Based on characters published by DC Comics, Arrow is produced by Bonanza Productions in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television with executive producers Greg Berlanti. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Nashville

Behind the music of ‘Nashville‘ lies a captivating web of betrayal, heartbreak and rivalry. Rayna Jaymes is the reigning Queen of Country, yet hot young diva Juliette Barnes is poised to knock her off her throne. Adding more fuel to the fire is Rayna’s rich, scheming father, whose political ambitions for Rayna’s husband hide sinister ulterior motives. Surrender to a seductive mix of music, intrigue and passion with “Nashville: The Complete First Season,” including all 21 tantalizing episodes, and exclusive, never-before-seen bonus features, in a spectacular 5-disc set. ‘Nashville’ was created by Callie Khouri and stars Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes,  Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes, Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne, Eric Close as Teddy Conrad, Clare Bowen as Scarlett O’Connor, Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley, Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott, Robert Ray Wisdom as Coleman Carlisle and Powers Boothe as Lamar Wyatt. Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.

CSI

Television’s hit crime drama is back as the new action-packed collection, ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: The Thirteenth Season‘ is now available on TV. Go behind-the-scenes for a special look into America’s favorite team of crime scene investigators, led by star Ted Danson. Also starring Elisabeth Shue, George Eads, Paul Guilfoyle, Eric Szmanda, Robert David Hall, David Berman, Wallace Langham, Jorja Fox, Elisabeth Harnois and Jon Wellner, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: The Thirteenth Season revolves around a team of forensic investigators trained to solve crimes by examining the scientific evidence. They are on the case around the clock, scouring the scene, collecting the irrefutable evidence and finding the missing pieces that will solve the mystery. Buy the Season 13 DVD right here.

Disconnect

From the Academy Award nominated filmmaker of Murderball, comes ‘Disconnect,’ now available on Blu-ray (plus Digital UltraViolet,) DVD (Plus Digital UltraViolet), Digital Download, Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View. A New York Times critics’ pick, this acclaimed dark thriller follows the lives of four different families with intersecting lives. Featuring Jason Bateman (Identity Thief, Up in the Air) ‘Disconnect’ also stars a stellar ensemble cast including Hope Davis (Real Steel, HBO’s “Mildred Pierce”), Frank Grillo (Zero Dark Thirty, The Grey), Michael Nyqvist (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol), Paula Patton (Precious, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol), Andrea Riseborough (Brighton Rock, W.E.) and Alexander Skarsgård (HBO’s “True Blood,” Melancholia). ‘Disconnect’ follows a collection of fascinating characters: a hard-working lawyer attached to his cell phone yet, can’t find the time to communicate with his family; a couple drawn into a dangerous situation when their secrets are exposed online; a widowed ex-cop struggling to raise a mischievous son who cyber-bullies a classmate; and an ambitious journalist seeing a career-making story in a teen that performs on an adult-only site. They are strangers, neighbors and colleagues, and their stories collide in this riveting dramatic thriller about ordinary people struggling to connect in today’s wired world. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

The Mentalist

Who is Red John? And when did he come face to face with Patrick Jane? Simon Baker returns for Season Five of ‘The Mentalist,’ now available on DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group. Averaging 11.9 million weekly viewers, ‘The Mentalist’ is Sunday night’s most-watched entertainment series on network television and returns for a sixth season on September 29, 2013, at 10/9c on CBS. The DVD release includes all 22 one-hour episodes from the fifth season, plus never-before-seen extras with the cast and crew. ‘The Mentalist: The Complete Fifth Season’ stars Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Simon Baker as Patrick Jane, the California Bureau of Investigation consultant and former faux-psychic. This season, Jane’s obsession with finding Red John consumes his every waking moment, drawing him outside the law and closer than ever to the serial killer’s true identity. While Red John is still at large, the CBI captures Lorelei Martins, one of his close accomplices. With Lorelei in custody, will Jane be able to coax information about Red John out of her?  When Homeland Security and the FBI team up with the CBI on the case, however, Jane’s unorthodox methods antagonize even his most loyal allies. Also starring Robin Tunney (Prison Break), Tim Kang (The Forgotten), Owain Yeoman (Troy) and Amanda Righetti (The O.C.), The Mentalist was created by Bruno Heller (HBO’s Rome), who executive produces along with Chris Long (Criminal Minds), Tom Szentgyorgyi (Lie to Me), Daniel Cerone (Dexter) and Eoghan Mahony (Rome). Buy the Season 5 DVD right here.

Vegas

The stakes are high in the thrilling series starring Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis with the release of ‘Vegas‘ on DVD. From creators Nicholas Pileggi (the writer of legendary films Goodfellas and Casino) and Greg Walker, the five-disc collection includes all 21 episodes of the drama and boasts a collection of newly produced, exclusive featurettes. Featuring an all-star ensemble cast that also includes Carrie-Anne Moss, Jason O’Mara, Taylor Handley and Sarah Jones, ‘Vegas’ is inspired by the true story of former Las Vegas Sheriff Ralph Lamb (Quaid), a former military police officer, who now patrols the once desolate, desert city.  As corruption builds within Las Vegas during the 1960s, Lamb is called upon by the mayor to bring order to the new entertainment mecca and investigate the murder of a casino worker.  The crime triggers Lamb’s quarrel with Vincent Savino (Chiklis), a ruthless Chicago gangster who intends to claim Vegas as his own. With the aide of his two deputies, his diplomatic, even-keeled brother Jack (O’Mara) and his charming, but impulsive son Dixon (Handley), Lamb is determined to restore justice and take Savino down once and for all. ‘Vegas’ The DVD Edition also includes an array of notable guest stars such as Ivana Milicevic, James Russo, David Gallagher, Greg Grunberg, Gil Bellows, D.B. Sweeney, Michael Ironside, Frances O’Connor, Doug Savant and Anna Camp. Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.

Luther 3

Idris Elba (Pacific Rim, Thor) returns as John Luther in the role which won him a 2012 Golden Globe for “Best Actor.” In the third installment of the riveting psychological mini-series, ‘Luther‘ returns to investigate a twisted fetishist who is murdering women in a horrific echo of an unsolved case from the 1980s. The team must put all their resources into finding the copycat killer, whose murderous spree has only just begun. Luther’s focus is divided when a reluctant Schenk assigns him to another case – a malicious internet tormentor has been found murdered in his home, with all his possessions stripped from the flat. With so many people wanting the tormentor dead, Luther needs to apply brute force to a key witness for more information, unaware that every move he makes is being watched. Bonus features include cast and crew interviews. Buy the DVD right here.

The Bling Ring

A group of thrill-seeking, fame-obsessed teenagers in Los Angeles use the internet to track celebrities’ whereabouts in order to rob their empty homes in ‘The Bling Ring,’ now available on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital HD UltraViolet) and DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet). The film, released theatrically by A24, is based on the celebrated Vanity Fair article The Suspects Wore Louboutins by Nancy Jo Sales.  Written and directed by Academy Award winner Sofia Coppola (Original Screenplay, Lost in Translation, 2003), The Bling Ring stars Israel Broussard (Flipped), Taissa Farmiga (TV’s “American Horror Story”), Emma Watson (The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Harry Potter franchise) and Leslie Mann (This is 40), along with newcomers Katie Chang, Claire Julien and Georgia Rock. The film also features Gavin Rossdale and real-life “Bling Ring” victim Paris Hilton. A group of celebrity-fixated teens living in the suburbs of Los Angeles begin burglarizing the empty homes of the rich and famous by tracking the celebrities’ whereabouts via the internet. The ringleader, Rebecca (Chang) leads the group of misfits including Marc (Broussard), Nicki (Watson), Sam (Farmiga) and Chloe (Julien), on the ultimate heist for designer clothes and jewelry – and what starts out as teenage fun quickly spins out of control. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Andy Hardy Film Collection

Welcome back to Carvel! In this concluding volume of the complete series collection you’ll get a chance to experience Andy’s journey from start to finish. First witness Andy’s rise from relatively humble beginnings in A Family Affair to become’s America’s original favorite teenager. Then watch his madcap college coming-of-age in Andy Hardy’s Double Life, his return from service in Love Laughs at Andy Hardy and finally his rarely-seen return to Carvel as a grown man in Andy Hardy Comes Home. It’s Hardy time – whoo-hoo! Newly Remastered. The collection includes: A Family Affair (1937), Judge Hardy’s Children (1938), Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938), The Hardys Ride High (1939), Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever (1939), The Courtship of Andy Hardy (1942), Andy Hardy’s Double Life (1942), Andy Hardy’s Blonde Trouble (1944), Love Laughs at Andy Hardy (1946), Andy Hardy Comes Home (1958). Buy the Volume 2 DVD at WBshop.com.

Behind the Candelabra

As glittering and outrageous as Liberace himself, HBO Films ‘Behind the Candelabra‘ takes a look at the flamboyant entertainer’s private world, focusing on his tempestuous relationship with Scott Thorson, his young live-in lover for five years. Based on Thorson’s tell-all memoir “Behind the Candelabra: My Life with Liberace,” the film is directed by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) and features electrifying performances by Academy Award® winners Michael Douglas (Wall Street) as Liberace and Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting) as Thorson. During its premiere, the film became one of HBO’s most watched original films in nearly 10 years. The Blu-ray with Digital Copy includes “The Making of Behind the Candelabra” which explores the legacy of Liberace through costumes, sets, locations, and prosthetics with several cast and the crew members including Douglas and Damon. Before Elvis, before Elton John, Madonna and Lady Gaga, there was Liberace: virtuoso pianist, outrageous entertainer and flamboyant star of stage and television. A name synonymous with showmanship, extravagance and candelabras, he was a world-renowned performer with a flair that endeared him to his audiences and created a loyal fan base spanning his 40-year career. Liberace lived lavishly and embraced a lifestyle of excess both on and off stage. In summer 1977, handsome young stranger Scott Thorson walked into his dressing room and, despite their age difference and seemingly different worlds, the two embarked on a secretive five-year love affair. Behind the Candelabra captures the essence of Liberace’s appeal, while reminding viewers how different attitudes were at the time, as he and his management fiercely protected his public persona. Buy the Blu-ray with HBO select right here.

George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead

Fans of Romero’s Dead series can now rejoice with the release of the much-loved horror classic ‘Day of the Dead‘ on Blu-ray in a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack from Scream Factory. Featuring an all-new HD transfer of the film, this must-have collector’s edition contains a brand new interview with George A. Romero as well as a bevy of insightful bonus features, including a new documentary World’s End: The Legacy of “Day of the Dead, new  audio commentaries, behind the scenes footage and more. In this the third film in the continuing saga of the undead from writer/director George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead, Survival of the Dead), a small group of scientists and soldiers have taken refuge in an underground missile silo where they struggle to control the flesh-eating horror that walks the earth above. But will the final battle for the future of the human race be fought among the living or have they forever unleashed the hunger of the dead? Lori Cardille, Joe Pilato and Richard Liberty star in this controversial classic with groundbreaking gore effects by Tom Savini. Buy the collector’s edition Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Doctor Who

The Ice Warriors

In the distant future, Earth faces a new Ice Age. While a dedicated team of scientists battle to hold the approaching glaciers at bay, a startling discovery is made deep within the ice … an alien warrior, frozen for millennia. When the Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton), Jamie and Victoria arrive they soon discover Earth is under threat from the Ice Warriors – fearsome Martians intent on conquering our planet for themselves. This digitally re-mastered edition of the Doctor Who classic contains the original episodes plus brand new animated versions of Episodes Two and Three, currently missing from the BBC Archives. Bonus materials include audio commentary, “Cold Fusion” making-of featurette, and more. Buy the DVD right here.

Scream of the Shalka

The first official, fully-animated Doctor Who story comes to DVD with digitally remastered picture and sound quality. The TARDIS lands in a small English village in 2003, where the population is living in fear from a malevolent alien force. With the help of UNIT and his new friend Alison, the Doctor discovers that a race called the Shalka are residing underground, preparing to strip away the earth’s ozone layer and embark on a full-scale invasion of the planet. Voice talents include Richard E. Grant as the Doctor and Derek Jacobi as the Master. Bonus materials include Audio Commentary with writer Paul Cornell, director Wilson Milam and producer James Goss; “Carry on Screaming” making-of featurette; “The Screaming Sessions,” cast and crew interviews recorded in 2003; “Interweb of Fear,” a brief history of the BBC website and the important role that Doctor Who has played over the years; and more. Buy the DVD right here.

Brainwave

An engaging and illuminating series exploring the mystery of the human mind, ‘Brainwave’ is now available on DVD. Launched by the Rubin Museum of Art in 2008 and now in its sixth edition, Brainwave pairs celebrities from many walks of life—actors, musicians, comedians, composers, filmmakers, choreographers, artists, and authors—with leading neuroscientists and other experts to explore how the human mind works. The series has not aired on television, and this collection features some of the most interesting participants, including superstar chef Mario Batali, author R.L. Stine (Goosebumps series), Oscar nominee Debra Winger, comedian Lewis Black, and influential punk rocker Henry Rollins. The program features discussions on a wide range of topics, including happiness, anger, fear, and dreams.  The DVD 3-disc set includes ten episodes of the popular program, 16-page viewer’s guide, and more. Each year, some of the hottest tickets in New York City are for a series of conversations called Brainwave. In provocative, far-reaching, unscripted conversations, the best and brightest explore memory and perception, creativity and consciousness, happiness, fear, illusions, and dreams. The scientists are as entertaining as the artists, and the artists are as inquisitive as the scientists. This selection of filmed talks also includes bestselling authors Amy Tan (The Joy Luck Club) and Eric Weiner (The Geography of Bliss); experimental performance artist Laurie Anderson; choreographer Mark Morris; and meditation teacher Loch Kelly. Buy the DVD right here.

The Courtship of Eddie’s Father

Season 1

A school bully named Joey is making life miserable for Eddie. Joey (Jodie Foster) is a girl — just one of the situations in the 4, Disc 26-Episode Complete Season One of The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, the warmly remembered sitcom centering on the relationship between magazine executive Tom Corbett (Bill Bixby) and his grade-schooler son Eddie (Brandon Cruz), who hopes to find the ideal wife for his widower father (and a great mom for himself!). Helping make the father-son household a happy, high-spirited home is the Corbett’s housekeeper Mrs. Livingston (Academy Award winner Miyoshi Umeki). Glenn Ford and Ron Howard played the father and son in the popular feature film that inspired the TV series. Buy the Season 1 DVD at WBshop.com.

Season 2

The second season of the beloved TV classic shines so bright it attracted a very special guest star – real-life NASA titan Gordon “Gordo” Cooper! This ground-breaking situation ‘dramedy’ was more about friendship than courtship – the special friendship shared by Eddie (Brandon Cruz) and his widowed father Tom (Bill Bixby). Birth, marriage, crime, ghosts, poverty and women’s liberation are just a sampling of the themes that father and son struggle with, in this 3-Disc, 24-Episode Collection. James Komack (Norman), Miyoshi Umeki (Mrs. Livingston), and Kristina Holland (Tina Rickles) continue to aid the Corbett boys in their adventures, while Jodie Foster (in a recurring role), Will Geer (as Eddie’s grandfather), and Suzanne Pleshette (as a potential paramour for Tom) make notable guest performances. Buy the Season 2 DVD at WBshop.com.

Breakout

The hunters become the hunted in the action-packed new thriller ‘Breakout,’ now available on DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. After battling ancient mummies in Egypt and dinosaurs at the center of the Earth, action star Brendan Fraser takes on his most intense leading man role yet in this taut tale of a father who will stop at nothing to rescue his children from two criminals hiding out in the untamed American wilderness.  Written and directed by Damian Lee (A Dark Truth) and co-starring Dominic Purcell (TV’s “Prison Break”), Ethan Suplee (TV’s “My Name is Earl”), Daniel Kash (Mama), Holly Deveaux (TV’s “Hemlock Grove”) and Amy Price-Francis (TV’s “King”), ‘Breakout’ is an edge-of-your-seat adventure packed with breathless suspense and hard-hitting fight scenes. An innocent camping trip takes a dark turn for a young brother and sister, when they witness a murder. The young siblings become the killers’ next target as they are chased and hunted through the wilderness. Serving time over a protest gone terribly wrong, their father, Jack Damson (Fraser), devises a plan to break out of prison and rescue his kids from the pair of criminals, Tommy (Purcell) and Kenny (Suplee). A fight for survival ensues in the action-packed thriller where the hunters become the hunted. Buy the DVD right here.

Waking the Dead

Award-winning crime drama ‘Waking the Dead’ returns with a dark and frightening new season. Twelve years ago, a brother and sister were thrown off a 100 foot bridge but the sister miraculously survived. Will Boyd be able to bring her closure? Eve is in a new relationship but suspects the man is keeping secrets from her. Her suspicions aroused, she performs a DNA test that matches that from a 13-year old murder case. With stunning visual effects and brilliant performances, this new season is deeper and darker than ever before. Buy the Season 8 DVD right here.

Nichols

James Garner is Nichols, the reluctant sheriff of a small Western town, in this quirky, offbeat series. It’s 1914 and a violence-weary Nichols (Garner) has returned to his Arizona home after 18 years in the army. Forced into becoming its new lawman by the tough and powerful rancher (Neva Patterson) whose family runs the town, Nichols refuses to carry a gun as he takes on bank robbers, Apaches, con artists, banditos and more, armed with only his wits and his charm. Costarring a pre-Lois Lane Margot Kidder as the local barmaid, Nichols was created by Frank R. Pierson, the Oscar® nominated co-screenwriter of Cat Ballou. Originally broadcast during the 1971/72 season and rarely seen since, Nichols: The Complete Series contains all 24 episodes, highlighted by “All in the Family,” a game-changing tale with a unique twist. Buy the complete series at WBshop.com.

A Letter to Three Wives

Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s timeless Best Picture Nominee and two-time Oscar winner (Best Directing and Best Screenplay) ‘ A Letter to Three Wives’ is even more intriguing on Blu-ray. Ann Sothern, Linda Darnell and Jeanne Crain star as three women whose boat trip is delayed when they receive a letter from a friend who claims to have run off with one of their husbands. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Dalziel & Pascoe

Although they are total opposites, Superintendant Andy Dalziel, a blowhard old-school detective and his by-the-book partner, Peter Pascoe, form an unbeatable crime-stopping team. Set in Northern England’s beautiful Yorkshire Dales, season eight features four intriguing new cases: an American tourist is found dead and Dalziel is brought face to face with her husband, a cop and former army commander. A soap star is murdered at a beach resort at the same time a diamond heist takes place in town. The body of a barmaid is located on a bleak, deserted moor that could be the work of either a vengeful killer or a mythical beast, and the family of a murdered factor worker point the odd couple detectives to his new Russian fiancée. Gripping intrigue and surprising twists keep this series fresh and new into its eighth season. Buy the Season 8 DVD right here.

Leverage

Leverage‘ focuses on a team led by former insurance investigator turned thief, Nate Ford (Timothy Hutton). Together, they try to level the playing field for people whose lives have been destroyed by the rich and powerful. In the final season, the team will be forced to face changing personal dynamics as the relationship between Parker (Beth Riesgraf) and Hardison (Aldis Hodge) heats up, and Nate continues to struggle with inner demons. Among their upcoming jobs, they will target a conniving shipping executive (guest star Cary Elwes); weathly scientist; an ex-hockey-player-turned-team-owner (guest star Treat Williams); a corrupt restaurateur; and a corrupt businessman (guest star Matthew Lillard). In addition, the team will once again face their nemesis, insurance-investigator-turned Interpol-agent Jim Sterling (guest star Mark Sheppard). Buy the final season DVD right here.

The Hollow Crown

From executive producer Sam Mendes comes four stunning adaptations of some of William Shakespeare’s most revered works. Featuring an all-star cast including Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers), Patrick Stewart (X-Men, Star Trek franchises), Jeremy Irons (Margin Call), Ben Whishaw (Cloud Atlas, Skyfall), and more, ‘The Hollow Crown’ includes Richard II, Henry IV Parts One and Two, and Henry V. Filmed with both epic scope and intimate detail, the rise and fall of kings is brought to life like never before in these internationally acclaimed adaptations. Buy the complete series DVD right here.

Wild Things with Dominic Mongahan: Creepy Crawlers

Starting in Cameroon, Monaghan comes head-to-head with one of the largest insects on Earth, the giant white goliath beetle. Next, he crosses the globe to Laos, and meets the Giant Huntsman Spider whose legs can span as wide as a dinner plate. Finally, the journey leads to the wilds of Venezuela in search of a remote cave rumored to house the world’s largest centipede – scolopendra gigantica – an aggressive, venomous carnivore that is rumored to snatch bats right out of the air. Buy the DVD right here.

Jackie Chan Beginnings

Part of a large Jackie Chan line of releases from Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory, Jackie Chan Beginnings- Snake And Crane Arts of Shaolin / Magnificent Bodyguard, now available in a double feature DVD set. International superstar and cultural icon Jackie Chan is a master of action and comedy, whose illustrious film career ranks as one of the most amazing success stories in the entertainment industry. Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin: Hsu Yiu Fong (Jackie Chan) has been entrusted with the book of the “Art of the Snake and Crane,” after the mysterious disappearance of the eight Shaolin Masters who had written it. He must fight off numerous clans who are all attempting to steal the book from him, to find out the true reason for the disappearance of the Shaolin Masters. Magnificent Bodyguards: Lord Ting Chung (Jackie Chan) is hired to escort a women’s sick brother to the doctor. To get there they must pass through “Stormy Hills”, an area of Ancient China controlled by criminals. But when the sick man turns out to not be who he claims, Ting Chung has to fight for his life to get out of Stormy Hills alive. Buy the DVD right here.

Scenic Route

Mitchell (Josh Duhamel) and Carter (Dan Fogler), life-long friends who have drifted apart, are on a road trip when their old pickup breaks down, leaving them stranded on an isolated desert road. Nobody can pick apart a man like his best friend, and as the relentless elements of the desert grind them down, they start to attack each other’s life decisions with unwavering brutality. As they question who they are and who they could have been, their agitation leads to physical confrontation and ultimately knife-wielding madness, and what begins as an inconvenience becomes a very real life or death struggle. Buy the DVD right here.

Harbor Command

Harbor Command: The Complete Series includes all 39 episodes of the action packed 1957 television series that followed the exploits of San Francisco Bay’s United States Coast Guard Harbor Police. Starring Wendell Corey as Captain Ralph Baxter, an officer of the United States Coast Guard who brings to bear the very latest in technological advances, Harbor Command is a never-ending battle to outwit a wide variety of criminals. Buy the complete series right here.

Bless Me, Ultima

Based on the best-selling Chicano novel of all time by Rudolfo Anaya, the mystical coming-of-age film ‘Bless Me, Ultima‘ is now available on DVD. Miriam Colon (TV’s “How To Make It in America”), rising star Luke Ganalon, Benito Martinez (TV’s “Sons of Anarchy”) and Dolores Heredia (Vantage Point) star in Director Carl Franklin’s (One False Move, Devil in a Blue Dress) critically-acclaimed tale of Antonio Marez (Ganalon), a young boy who opens his eyes to the wonders of the spiritual realm through the help of an enigmatic healer. ‘Bless Me, Ultima’ is a turbulent coming of age coming of age story about Antonio Marez (Ganalon), a young boy growing up in New Mexico during World War II.  When a mysterious curandera (healer) named Ultima (Colon) comes to live with his family, she teaches him about the power of the spiritual world. As their relationship grows, Antonio begins to question the strict Catholic doctrine that he has been taught by his parents (Heredia and Martinez). Through a series of mysterious and at times terrifying events, Antonio must grapple with questions about his own destiny, the relationship between good vs. evil, and ultimately how to reconcile Ultima’s powers with those of the God of his church. Buy the DVD right here.

Superboy

With its successful first season having secured its status as a breakout syndicated hit, the Salkinds initiated some sweeping changes for the show’s sophomore season. The biggest of the changes was the arrival of a whole new Superboy in the person of Gerard Christopher. Bringing with him a fan’s enthusiasm and delight for all things Kryptonian and aided by a writing staff that included true DC Comics superstar scribes (including Andy Helfer, Cary Bates, Denny O’Neil, and Mike Carlin), Christopher sent the show soaring up into ever-more super-heroic heights. Familiar four-color threats faced by our boy Kal-El include a now follicle challenged Lex Luthor (who makes Lana his bride decades before they did it in Smallville), Metallo, Bizarro, Mr. Mxyzptlk and Yellow Peri in this complete 26-Episode, 3-Disc Collection. Also starring Stacy Haiduk and Ilan Mitchell-Smith. Buy the Season 2 DVD at WBshop.com.

The Last Tycoon

From Hong Kong action superstar Chow Yun-Fat (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Assassins) and powerhouse director Wong Jing (Legend of the Red Dragon,City Hunter) comes the bloody, adrenaline-fueled ‘The Last Tycoon’ is now available on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD. Spanning 30 tumultuous years in Shanghai beginning at the turn of the twentieth century, the film tells the story of the rise and fall of real-life gangster Cheng Daqi (Yun-Fat) and his violent swath through the criminal underworld.  The film also stars  martial arts icon Sammo Hung (Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster), Francis Ng (Infernal Affairs II), Huang Xiaoming (The Guillotines, The Banquet), Yolanda Yuan (Once Upon a Time in Shanghai), Yuan Li (Empire of Assassins) and Monica Mok (Ocean Flame). Bonus materials include a behind-the-scenes “Making of” featurette. For Cheng (Chow Yun-Fat), innocence and young love are shattered by circumstance, wrongful imprisonment, murder, and escape. He finds himself in the crime gangs of Shanghai and apprenticed to the local “tycoon” (Sammo Hung). As the years pass, Cheng rises to the upper echelons of power and finds himself torn between the love of two women, the murderous plots of the secret service, and the looming threat of war that may destroy the entire city. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Slugterra: Slug Power

Shout! Factory Kids, in collaboration with Nerd Corps Entertainment, has released ‘Slugterra: Slug Power,’ an all-new DVD collection based on Nerd Corp’s highly popular animated action series. Delivering five action-filled episodes and captivating entertainment that kids are sure to enjoy, the DVD will also feature bonus content including a look behind the scenes of Slugterra plus bonus animated Slugisodes. Slugterra is an epic sci-fi comedy/adventure set deep underground, where the ammo’s alive and only the quick survive! In this luminous, high-tech, underground world, every cavern holds a new adventure, a new battle and weird little slugs to be discovered. Buy the DVD right here.

Mary and Martha

From director Phillip Noyce (Dead Calm, Patriot Games) and writer Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral, War Horse), this uplifting HBO Films drama focuses on two very different women – an upscale American interior designer named Mary (Hilary Swank) and a middle-class Englishwoman named Martha (Brenda Blethyn) – who form an unlikely bond following the losses of their only children from malaria contracted in Africa. Battling their lingering grief and the strains on their marriages, the two work together to raise awareness of malaria, a preventable and treatable disease, while recovering their sense of purpose. The film offers an inspiring template for overcoming loss, while showing how ordinary people can make a difference in influencing social policy and affecting positive change. Buy the DVD at WBshop.com.

Java Heat

A well-meaning American’s best intentions go horribly awry in the shot-on-location Indonesian action thriller ‘Java Heat.’ Starring Mickey Rourke and Kellan Lutz, Conor Allyn’s film comes to Blu-ray and DVD/Academy Award Nominee and Golden Globe Winner Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler, Immortals, Iron Man 2) and Kellan Lutz (Twilight, Immortals) square off in the ultimate battle for domination in this exotic cross-cultural action thriller. Following a terrorist attack in Indonesia, that killed the country’s beloved Sultana, headstrong American Jake Travers (Lutz) suddenly finds himself in the center of the already tense conflict between the West and Islam. Lost among labyrinths of religious, political and cultural havoc in the world’s largest Muslim nation, Jake teams up with Muslim detective Hashim (Indonesian star Ario Bayu). The unlikely duo embark on a treacherous manhunt for the attack’s real perpetrator, a new breed of klepto-terrorist (Rourke), who is even more twisted and terrifying than the Jihadist terrorists he hides behind. Jake must learn to abandon his thirst for vengeance in order to stop the mastermind from attacking again. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Drift

Inspired by actual events, this story of friendship and loyalty in the face of corruption and adversity that forever changed the face of today’s surf industry, ‘Drift‘ is now available on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) and Digital Download. Starring Myles Pollard (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Xavier Samuel (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) and Sam Worthington (Avatar), Drift follows two brothers in Australia in the 1970s who battle killer waves, uptight society and ruthless bikers to kick-start the modern surf industry. The Kelly brothers spend their youth searching for the perfect wave in Australia. Out of necessity the family launches a backyard surf business ‐ re‐thinking board design, crafting homemade wetsuits and selling merchandise out of their van. Battling big waves, small town conservatism and criminals, the brothers give rise to a global brand. A story of passion, corruption, friendship and loyalty, deadly addictions and fractured relationships, Drift tells a tale of courage and the will to survive at all odds. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan: Deadliest Critters

tarting in Guatemala, Monaghan finds himself in the rich world of Mayan legend and lore as he seeks out an endangered and venomous reptile – the Guatemalan beaded lizard.  He next meets one of the most dangerous scorpions in the world, the black hairy thick-tailed scorpion in Namibia. Dom travels deep into the heart of the Ecuadorian rainforest to face off with a four million strong colony of flesh-eating, venom injecting army ants – a terrifying mass of insects that may be the largest ant colony ever discovered in the “new world.” Finally, he meets the most dangerous aquatic insects in the world when Monaghan travels from the snake-infested rice paddies of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta to a crocodile filled lake in search of one of the world’s most dangerous aquatic insects – the giant water bug. Buy the DVD right here.

The Haunting of Helena

Teeth will chatter with the release of the psychological thriller, ‘The Haunting of Helena‘ now available on DVD and Digital. Starring Harriet MacMasters-Green (Parking Lot, Smile), Jarreth J. Merz (The Passion of the Christ, Taking Sides), Matt Patresi (The Passion of the Christ, The International), Giuliano Montaldo (Sacco & Vanzetti, The Entrepreneur) and Sabrina Jolie Perez in her debut role as Helena, the nightmarish film adds a whirlwind of terror to the innocent children’s lore, the tooth fairy. Directed by Christian Bisceglia (Matchmaker) and Ascanio Malgarini, The Haunting of Helena follows a little girl and her single mother as a mysterious woman transforms their dreams into nightmares and their nightmares into reality. After a divorce, Sophia (MacMasters-Green) moves to the south of Italy with her daughter, Helena (Perez). Their new home, an apartment within an austere building of the fascist age, is a chance for them to start a new life. But inside an old storage room hides a mysterious closet and a buried secret. After the loss of Helena’s first baby tooth, a chilling obsession begins and an apparition haunts her sleep. Dreams become nightmares. Nightmares become reality. When Helena collects her classmate’s fallen teeth with an urgent hunger, it is clear that there is far more to their new home than can be seen.  Sophia finds herself in a terrifying fight to save her child while maintaining her sanity. Buy the DVD right here.

Fear Files

Prepare for the spookiest time of year with the release of ‘Fear Files,’ now available on DVD. Celebrate Halloween by exploring the legends of ghosts, vampires and the history of this haunting holiday. This creepy compilation features over three hours of frightening programming with three Hisotry specials:  “The Hauntings,” “Vampire Secrets” and “The Haunted History of Halloween.” ‘Fear Files’ xplores the paranormal, the bizarre and the history of some of man’s more macabre traditions. Both believers and skeptics will closely examine these strange occurrences. Case by case, they will weigh in on stories ranging from families who’ve seen doors open and close on their own and butcher knives flying through the air, to paranormal phenomena such as ESP, UFOs, miracles cures and the power of prayer. History also deconstructs the thousand-year-old vampire legend which offers some surprising contradictions to today’s more familiar Transylvanian version. Rounding out the collection, ‘Fear Files’ provides a closer look at Halloween, the time when pint-sized ghouls and goblins wander through neighborhoods, unknowingly carrying out an ancient tradition dating back thousands of years. Buy the DVD right here.

Suddenly

A troubled war hero will stop at nothing to save the family of his deceased best friend, and the president of the United States, in the twisted crime story, ‘Suddenly,’ now available  on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download.  Starring Ray Liotta (“Killing Them Softly”), Dominic Purcell (“Killer Elite”) and Michael Paré (“The Lincoln Lawyer”), the all-new remake of the 1954 Frank Sinatra film noir classic follows the journey of a washed-up war veteran, now a local cop and town drunk, as he comes to grips with his demons to stop three assassins before they kill the president. Former Marine Tod Shaw (Liotta), now a cop in the small town of Suddenly, has turned to alcohol in order to cope with the nightmares from the war and losing his best friend in battle. Shaw hits rock bottom after Ellen, his best friend’s widow whom he has grown feelings for over the years, rejects him due to his alcohol problem. Shaw is on the edge of losing his job, and everything he cares about, until news hits that the President is coming to town, requiring all hands on deck. Three men posing as Secret Service Agents commandeer Ellen’s home with her family inside, giving them prime position to assassinate the president. No one will listen to the crazy rumblings of a drunk, so Shaw must take matters in to his own hands to save the woman he loves and stop the assassins before they kill the President. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Two Men in Manhattan

Cohen Media Group’s Cohen Film Collection continues its mission of reintroducing lost cinema classics with the release of ‘Two Men in Manhattan,’ a stirring shot-in-New York thriller from writer-director Jean-Pierre Melville. Starring the iconic Melville himself, the remastered film is now available on Blu-ray and DVD. Revered by both critics and filmmakers, Melville was called “the coolest, most stylish auteur of his time” by action master John Woo, while Quentin Tarantino said, “Jean-Pierre Melville is to the crime film what Sergio Leone is to the Western.” Melville’s moody dramas, including Bob le Flambeur, Le Doulos, Le Samourai and Army of Shadows, were deeply influenced by classic Hollywood crime pictures, making iconic use of cigarette-smoking, world-weary gangsters and detectives in trenchcoats and fedora hats. His minimalist style, including shooting on real locations rather than in studios, was a major influence on the next generation of filmmakers that would create the New Wave. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Haunted History

Immerse yourself in our country’s chilling past with the release of ‘Haunted History,’ now available on DVD. This unique special from History takes viewers deep into frightening ghostly events that linger within historic locations across the United States. Just in time for Halloween, the two-disc set is packed with six hours of spine-tingling mysteries. Are voices, spirits and apparitions trying to tell us something about past events? Come along as Haunted History travels the country exploring historic locations and the paranormal activity that still haunts them. Driven by terrifying eyewitness accounts, each episode examines a site’s spooky events in relation to its gruesome past. Hear the ghosts of soldiers at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, meet the restless souls plaguing Salem, Massachusetts, visit Chicago’s infamous “Murder Castle” and many more. Buy the DVD right here.

Aberration

Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, has released the supernatural thriller Aberration on DVD.  Directed by Douglas Elford-Argent, the film stars Gwendolyn Garver, Kristian Capalik, Cal Thomas, Bobbi Jean Basche and James Symington. The film tells the story Christy Dawson portrayed by Gwendolyn Garver (The Brazen Bull), who is just a normal high school student, but she hides a chilling secret. Caught between the worlds of the living and the dead, she has been plagued by horrific, terrifying visions. With the appearance of a ghostly young boy, these horrific glimpses of evil begin bleeding into her reality. Someone or something is killing everyone around her, and her only hope of survival is to uncover the truth behind a mystery that has shrouded the entire town in terror. Buy the DVD right here.

Showgirls 2

Wild Eye Releasing is excited to announce the DVD release of Showgirls 2: Penny’s From Heaven. Written and directed by original Showgirls star Rena Riffel, this epic and outrageous homage to the Showgirls legacy is finally available nationwide. Joining Riffel (Mulholland Drive, Striptease) are original cast members Glenn Plummer (“Dexter”, “Sons of Anarchy”), Dewey Weber, and Greg Travis (Rob Zombie’s Halloween, Watchmen) as well as new cast members Peter Stickles (Shortbus, The Trouble with Barry), Queen of body doubles Shelley Michelle, Ford Austin and Paula LaBaredas, in a can’t-miss film. Buy the DVD right here.

Gimme the Loot

Gimme the Loot‘  is the charming, funny, daring story of two graffiti taggers who will do anything to become the biggest writers in the city. Malcolm and Sofia (newcomers Ty Hickson and Tashiana Washington) are the most determined teenage graffiti-writers in the Bronx. But when a rival gang paints over their latest masterpiece, they hatch a plan to get their revenge by planning the ultimate graffiti tag – to “bomb” the New York Mets’ home run apple. The only hitch is that they need to raise $500 to pull off their spectacular scheme. Over the course of two whirlwind, sun-soaked summer days, Malcolm and Sofia travel on an epic urban adventure involving black-market spray cans, illicit bodegas, stolen sneakers, a high-stakes heist, and a beautiful girl whose necklace is literally their key to fame. Buy the DVD right here.

Top Gear: The Worst Car in the History of the World

Everyone has an opinion on bad cars – but now it’s time to hear the ones that really count from the guys at Top Gear. Hosts Jeremy Clarkson and James May travel to the very distant North of England to name and shame the most rubbish car from a manufacturer which, frankly, should have known better. But this hilarious Top Gear special isn’t all about hateful cars – you have to revel in some good ones to appreciate the stinkers. The boys take a look at the Ferrari 458 spider, Toyota’s GT86 and the $520,000 Lexus LFA rubbing shoulders with a Mercedes SLS, and argue over the great and the awful from Peugeot, Ford, Mahindra, FSO, Alfa Romeo, Rolls Royce, Porsche, Citroen, Saab, and many more. All this culminates in the reveal of a very special, surprise fate for the car that is crowned the worst car in the history of the world. Buy the DVD right here.

The We and the I

In films like ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ and ‘The Science of Sleep,’ Michel Gondry has created unique, thought-provoking and off-kilter explorations of the human comedy. And now he turns his keen eye and ear to a group of raucous Bronx high-schoolers on one fateful day in the cinema verite-style drama ‘The We and the I,’ now available on DVD. Workshopped with a group of teens from the Bronx over the course of three years, Gondry’s ‘The We and the I’ gives an inside look into the dynamics, drama and hilarity that emerge on a real-time bus ride. Buy the DVD right here.

William Powell at Warner Bros.

When William Powell signed with Warner Bros., he did more than find a new studio home for his urbane sophistication – it was there he solidified himself as a leading man. Culled from the nine 1931-34 films Powell made at Warner, these four films variously draw on the star’s renowned romantic, comic and sleuthing talents. The Road to Singapore (1931): The roving eye of boozing playboy Powell settles on a blonde (Doris Kenyon) disenchanted with her neglectful husband (Louis Calhern). High Pressure (1931): Powell’s roguish wit is in high gear as he plays a garrulous promoter selling investors on a scheme to make ersatz rubber. Private Detective 62 (1933): Private eye Powell falls for the socialite (Margaret Lindsay) he’s supposed to frame. The Key (1934): In volatile 1920 Dublin, British officer Powell sacrifices his freedom for the woman he loves (Edna Best) and her political-captive husband (Colin Clive). Initial quantities of this release will be traditionally replicated (pressed) in anticipation of high consumer demand. Buy the DVD at WBshop.com.

And Now a Word From Our Sponsor

Think of all the advertising slogans that you can repeat from having watched commercials over and over. now try to communicate using only those slogans. That’s what happens to the unfortunate hero of ‘And Now a Word From Our Sponsor,’ the pointed comedy-drama starring Bruce Greenwood and Parker Posey, now available on DVD. Adan Kundle (Greenwood), CEO of a major advertising agency, is discovered unconscious in front of a wall of TVs. When he wakes in the hospital, Adam can only communicate through advertising slogans. There he meets Karen Hillridge (Posey), the hospital’s Head of Charity Foundation, who has a past history with Adan. Buy the DVD right here.

Simon Killer

A heartbroken American on a soul-searching trip to Paris finds his buried secrets clawing their way to the surface in the neo-noir thriller ‘Simon Kiler,’ from writer-director Antonio Campos (Afterschool, producer of Martha Marcy May Marlene). Lovelorn in the aftermath of a recent breakup with his longtime girlfriend, American college graduate Simon (Brady Corbet, Funny Games, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Thirteen) aimlessly wanders the streets of Paris. Drifting into a sex parlor, he encounters mysterious and alluring prostitute Victoria (Mati Diop, 35 Shots of Rum). His emotions suddenly reawakened, Simon hatches a plan to blackmail one of Victoria’s wealthy clients – a crime that has unexpected repercussions for all involved. Buy the DVD right here.