New Releases on DVD/Blu-Ray

by | October 4, 2013 at 1:39 PM | General

'China Beach' (StarVista Entertainment/Time Life)

China Beach

Following in the footsteps of critically acclaimed and best-selling deluxe DVD sets of ‘The Carol Burnett Show,’ ‘The Six Million Dollar Man’ and many others,  the TV DVD archivists at Time Life, in conjunction with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, have released the beloved ABC-TV series ‘China Beach’  in 2013. One of the most eagerly-anticipated unreleased television programs of all time, the release marks the first time the complete series will be available on any format.China Beach – the Complete Collection’ is available s a singular collector’s set featuring all 62 episodes (64 hours), and several hours of specially-created bonus features including a cast reunion and interviews with Dana Delany, Marg Helgenberger, producers John Sacret Young and John Wells, and many other cast and crew members. From the moment ‘China Beach’ debuted in 1988 with its iconic opening credits backed by the Supremes’ “Reflections,” it was hailed as groundbreaking. In an era of testosterone-driven Vietnam movies such as ‘Platoon,’ ‘China Beach’ – created by award-winning journalist and Vietnam vet William Broyles Jr. and John Sacret Young – delivered the war from a unique perspective: that of the women, military personnel and civilians who were present during the conflict. Set in the Vietnam locale of China Beach, at the “Five and Dime” (a.k.a. the 510th Evacuation Hospital and R&R), the cast was made up of US Army doctors and nurses, officers and soldiers, Red Cross volunteers and civilian personnel, either on leave or at the end of their tour of duty. The supremely talented ensemble cast featured many actors beginning to make their marks on the industry, and included Dana Delany (First Lieutenant/Captain Nurse Colleen McMurphy), Marg Helgenberger (K.C. Koloski), Michael Boatman (SP4 Sam Beckett), Robert Picardo (Captain Dr. Dick Richard) and Ricki Lake (Holly Pelegrino). The other side of the camera boasted such accomplished talents as multiple Emmy Award-nominee Writer/Director/Executive Producer Sacret Young and producer John Wells, who would go on to executive produce “ER” and “The West Wing.” One of the hallmarks of the series was the use of music — iconic, emotional music from the era featuring everyone from Bob Dylan and Joan Baez, to Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder. It’s the music, in fact, that has prevented ‘China Beach’ from being released at all. Time Life spent over a year painstakingly clearing the rights to nearly 500 musical copyrights, so the program will be released with almost all of the original music intact. Buy the complete series right here.

Mama’s Family

Own a piece of television comedy history with a limited-edition Signature Set of ‘Mama’s Family: The Complete Series,’ hand-signed by Vicki Lawrence. Following in the tradition of the Carol Burnett Signature Set, this ultra-collectible and unique piece of pop culture memorabilia will be released in a limited run of 500 units. ‘Mama’s Family: The Complete Series’ is packaged in a handsome set featuring all 130 episodes on 24 DVDs. The first two seasons feature the rare, original broadcast masters (the “Joe Hamilton” cuts) of the episodes, which fans have clamored about for years; they also feature Harvey Korman’s hilarious introductions as Alistair Quince (spoofing Alistair Cooke). The set also contains over ten hours of specially-created programming including: a cast reunion roundtable with Vicki Lawrence (Mama), Ken Berry (Vint), Dorothy Lyman (Naomi), Beverly Archer (Iola), and Allan Kayser (Bubba), all-new cast and crew interviews, including the aforementioned cast, Betty White, executive producer Rick Hawkins, costumers Ret Turner and Bob Mackie and others, a very special one-on-one interview with Vicki “interviewing” Mama through the magic of split-screen; an exclusive new Carol Burnett and Vicki Lawrence interview, the 1982 CBS-TV movie “Eunice,” which takes the Harper Family on a 23-year journey; an introductory note penned by Lawrence, key “Family” sketches from ‘The Carol Burnett Show,’ a collectible Mama’s Family Album featuring character bios, a Mama’s FamilyTree, and interviews and anecdotes from cast members, and much more. Buy the complete series right here.

The Wizard of Oz

Marking the 75th anniversary of ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ Warner Bros. has produced a 3D remastered version of the film which will launch a comprehensive, cross-divisional campaign encompassing theatrical, home entertainment, consumer products and a number of promotional partnerships. Following the IMAX theatrical release, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released a limited and numbered The Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Collector’s Editions, featuring the 3D version of the film and more. “Seventy-five years later, The Wizard of Oz continues its reign as a multi-generational favorite, with nearly 100 percent awareness among adults and more than 80 percent awareness among children,” said Jeff Baker, WBHE Executive Vice President and General Manager, Theatrical Catalog. “In this new 3D version, the film is bound to make history all over again—with both past and future fans.” The Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Collector’s Edition will debut as a five-disc set that will include Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and UltraViolet versions of the film; a new documentary, The Making of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; bonus features and premium collectibles. Three more editions will be available separately: a two-disc 3D/Blu-ray, a one-disc Blu-ray and a two-disc DVD. All four will contain the new documentary and extra content. Buy the 75th Anniversary Collector’s Edition 3D Blu-ray combo pack right here.

The Amityville Horror Trilogy

Blood drips from the walls. A terrifying chill permeates through the rooms. Menacing eyes glow from the upstairs window and inside this charming Long Island home, an unspeakable evil lurks the halls, waiting to torment all who dare enter. Experience the ultimate in haunted house films…and delve deeper into the history of the films with vintage special features and all-new special features created for this deluxe collector’s set. Experience ‘Amityville 3-D’ like never before on home video….in Blu-ray 3-D! Buy the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray pack right here.

The Little Mermaid

The Walt Disney Studios invites families everywhere to rediscover ‘The Little Mermaid,’ the film that gave voices to a whole generation. This timeless classic has splashed its way onto Blu-ray for the first time ever for a limited time. One of the most celebrated animated musical films of all time and two-time Academy Award winner (Best Original Score and Best Original Song “Under the Sea,” 1989), ‘The Little Mermaid’ tells the magical tale of the mermaid princess Ariel and her lovable underwater friends, Sebastian and Flounder. Now, viewers can experience Ariel’s adventures like never before with sparkling high definition picture and sound, then explore the making of this modern family classic with all-new bonus treasures.  Buy the 3D Blu-ray combo pack right here.

New Girl

The romantic tension between Jess (Emmy Nominee Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson) escalates in the hilarious, quirky second season of ‘New Girl‘ — but will they ever hook up? Meanwhile, Schmidt fails to be hip, Winston isn’t “prepared” for a hot date, and Nick faces a death in his dysfunctional family. While Jess does her best to replace Cece on a modeling job and a drunk Elvis impersonator at a funeral, Schmidt and Winston hope to rearrange Cece’s arranged marriage. Relive all 25 outrageous episodes featuring guest stars like Jamie Lee Curtis, Rob Reiner and Dennis Farina, and enjoy fun bonus material — including the extended version of the hugely popular “Virgins” episode — only available on the DVD. Buy the Season 2 DVD right here.

Beauty and the Beast

A modern-day spin on the beloved classic tale, ‘Beauty & the Beast‘ Season 1 is now available on DVD. Starring Kristen Kreuk and Jay Ryan, the premiere season of the hit new drama arrives as a six-disc DVD collection boasting numerous deleted scenes and never-before-seen featurettes. Homicide detective Catherine “Cat” Chandler (Kreuk) teams with the mysterious Dr. Vincent Keller (Ryan), the man who saved her life years earlier and who has a terrible secret – when he is enraged, he becomes a terrifying beast, unable to control his super-strength and heightened senses.  They develop a complex relationship, understanding that their connection is extremely dangerous for both of them. Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.

How I Met Your Mother

In the uproarious Eighth Season of ‘How I Met Your Mother,’ the arrival of baby Marvin reminds Marshall and Lily of things they need, like sleep, better jobs and sex! Meanwhile Barney uses his playbook to win over Robin, but not her scary dad. Marshall tries to right a wrong in court in hopes of becoming a judge, and Robin’s past is judged. Ted designs an amazing building, and also has designs on Barney’s half-sister! But does he meet his future wife? Check out all 23 hilarious, legend – wait for it – dary 23 Season 8 episodes, featuring guest stars like Paul Shaffer, Ralph Macchio and Kyle MacLachlan! Buy the Season 8 DVD right here.

Fright Night 2

By day Gerri Dandridge is a sexy professor, but by night she transforms into a real-life vampire with an unquenchable thirst for human blood. So when a group of high school students travel abroad to study in Romania, they find themselves ensnared in Gerri’s chilling web of lust and terror. Charley and “Evil” Ed must stop Gerri from drinking and bathing in the blood of a “new moon virgin,” which just so happens to be Charley’s ex-girlfriend, Amy. They enlist help from Peter Vincent, the vampire hunting host of a reality show called “Fright Night,” to drive a stake through Gerri’s plan and save Amy from a fate far worse than death. Buy the Blu-ray combo pack right here.

Tarzan

Ron Ely finishes his legendary run as Edgar Rice Burroughs’ immortal creation Tarzan in this action and star-packed second season. This 6-Disc, 26-Episode Collection finds Tarzan, Cheetah and Jai (Manuel Padilla) facing some fearsome foes while coming to the aid of some famous faces. First off, Tarzan takes on a tiger in one of the series’ most acclaimed episodes, guest starring James Whitmore. This is followed by a panoply of stars, including George Kennedy, Helen Hayes and James MacArthur (playing mother and son!), James Earl Jones, Woody Strode, Clarence Williams III, Robert Loggia, Geoffrey Holder, Fernando Lamas and Ted Cassidy. And that’s not to mention the titanic two-parter “The Four O’Clock Army,” which teams recurring guests Julie Harris and Maurice Evans in defense of a village under siege by slavers. Oh, and we should probably mention that Ethel Merman drops by the jungle, as do Diana Ross and The Supremes. Buy the Season 2 DVD at WBshop.com.

The Beverly Hillbillies

In this ultimate fish-out-of-water story, and for the first time in color, the Clampetts strike it rich in oil and move from their mountain cabin to the upscale neighborhood of Beverly Hills. Exclusively available at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club locations nationwide, ‘The Beverly Hillbillies – The Official Fourth Season‘ DVD continues to follow the hilarious Clampett family as both they and their affluent neighbors undergo a clash of cultures. Buy the Season 4 DVD right here.

Jack Irish

Starring Emmy-winning actor Guy Pearce (The King’s Speech, Memento, Iron Man 3) as the brooding antihero of Australian writer Peter Temple’s award-winning novels, ‘Jack Irish’ is now available as a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack. In these two feature-length movies, Jack is reeling in the wake of his wife’s murder. The former lawyer has reinvented himself as a part-time private investigator and debt collector with a knack for getting into trouble. A ratings winner in the U.K. and Australia, the series has two more feature-length installments in the works. This combo set includes the DVD and Blu-ray formats of the first two episodes: Bad Debts and Black Tide, plus a 17-min. bonus behind-the-scenes feature. ‘Jack Irish’ is also available as a DVD Single. When an old client dies after leaving Jack several frantic voicemails, the PI realizes he can’t outrun or outdrink his past. Jack returns to the world that took everything away from him—a seedy place of lowlifes, corruption, violence, and retribution. In these two feature-length mysteries, Bad Debts and Black Tide, Pearce delivers a “mesmerizing” performance (Daily Record), imbuing Jack with world-weary gruffness and a dash of dark humor. As much as he tries to break away, the underworld is where he thrives—and the only place he can find redemption. Buy the Set 1 Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Petticoat Junction

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the first season of the classic series entirely in color, ‘Petticoat Junction – The Official Third Season DVD’ is now exclusively available at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club locations nationwide. Set in the small farming town of Hooterville, the hugely popular classic comedy follows the widowed owner of the Shady Rest Hotel and her three beautiful daughters. Petticoat Junction – The Official Third Season introduces Gunilla Hutton and Lori Saunders to the cast as Billie Jo and Bobbie Jo, joining series regulars Bea Benaderet, Edgar Buchanan and Linda Kaye Henning. Buy the Season 3 DVD right here.

Doctor Who

BBC Home Entertainment continues its celebration of the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who by looking back at the actors who have portrayed the series’ iconic hero over its historic past. The years 1981-1996 saw four new actors portray the Doctor: Peter Davison (1981-83), Colin Baker (1984-86), Sylvester McCoy (1987-89) and Paul McGann (1996). This collection features a retrospective on each actor and their tenure as the Doctor, followed by one full story for each Doctor, including Earthshock, Vengeance on Varos, Remembrance of the Daleks, and Doctor Who: The Movie, presented in both widescreen, feature-length version and in its episodic, original format. Bonus features include a specially recorded introduction to each classic story by executive producer Steven Moffat. The set also includes an exclusive set of 4 fridge magnets, one for each Doctor. Buy the Doctors Revisited: Fifth-Eighth DVD right here.

This is the End

The end may be near but the party’s just beginning when the hit comedy ‘This is the End‘ is now available on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD and Digital from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  James Franco (127 Hours, Pineapple Express), Jonah Hill (Moneyball, Superbad), Seth Rogen (Knocked Up, Pineapple Express), Jay Baruchel (Knocked Up, Tropic Thunder), Danny McBride (TV’s “Eastbound & Down,” Due Date), and Craig Robinson (TV’s “The Office,” Hot Tub Time Machine) star in this apocalyptically hilarious movie about six friends trapped in James Franco’s house as the world around them comes to an end. Written and directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, creators of Pineapple Express and Superbad, This is the End’ is filled with raunchy and irreverent humor, shocking special effects, as well as surprise cameos, with appearances by Rihanna (Battleship), Michael Cera (Juno) and Emma Watson (Harry Potter series). The Blu-ray combo pack features more than 90 minutes of exclusive and outrageous bonus features, including deleted scenes, a gag reel and a hilarious “Line-O-Rama” blooper reel.  Also included is “Jay & Seth vs. The Apocalypse,” the original short film that inspired the movie, along with five additional featurettes exploring the visual effects in the film, showing how the party scene at James Franco’s house came together, and taking viewers behind the scenes with cast as they reflect on the unique acting process of playing versions of themselves. Both the Blu-ray and DVD include commentary with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, as well as the “Directing Your Friends” featurette, in which Seth and Evan discuss what it’s like to make a film with their friends and members of the cast reflect on their experiences on set.  The Blu-ray and DVD also include marketing outtakes, a cast featurette, redband sizzle trailer and four additional confessionals — Aziz Haunts Craig, James & Danny Confessional, Jonah Confessional, and Seth & Jay Confessional. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Turtle Hill, Brooklyn

Ryan Gielen’s ‘Turtle Hill, Brooklyn‘ is now available nationwide on DVD. ‘Turtle Hill, Brooklyn’ was an audience favorite at festivals around the country including NewFest (Audience Award: Best Narrative Feature), ImageOut, the Seattle LGBT Film Festival, Palm Springs’ Cinema Diverse and Philadelphia QFest. Will and Mateo are throwing a 30th birthday party for Will at their home in Turtle Hill, Brooklyn.  When Will’s conservative sister stops by unexpectedly, he is forced to come out to her and face the repercussions. The party kicks into action as the friends drink, jump in the kiddie pool, break the piñata, and argue about politics, relationships, sex and religion. Another surprise guest arrives exposing truths that threaten Will and Mateo’s relationship.  When the bottles are empty and guests are gone, the couple faces the reality of who they are individuals and where they stand as a couple.  Turtle Hill, Brooklyn is a funny, true-to-life look at a couple navigating the ins and outs of a relationship. Buy the DVD right here.

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec

From revered filmmaker Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, Le Femme Nikita) comes the extravagant and wildly vivid adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec, the coolest author and adventurist in all of Paris. The year is 1912. A 136 million-year old pterodactyl egg, housed on a shelf in the Natural History Museum, has mysteriously hatched, unleashing a prehistoric monster onto the Parisian streets. But nothing fazes Adèle, when she finds a connection with the ancient reptile and reveals many more extraordinary surprises…Based on the acclaimed historical fantasy books by Jacques Tardi, ‘The Extraordinary Adventures Of Adèle Blanc-Sec’ follows this intrepid adventurer as she uncovers mysterious Egyptian treasures, attempts to tame a wild pterodactyl, eludes dangerous enemies and braves a formidable phenomenon to save her ailing sister. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Frozen Ground

Based on the incredible true story of Alaska’s most notorious serial killer, ‘The Frozen Ground‘ is now available on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital HD UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) and Digital Download from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Starring Nicolas Cage (the National Treasure franchise), John Cusack (Hot Tub Time Machine, 2012) and Vanessa Hudgens (upcoming Machete Kills, Spring Breakers), the engrossing crime drama reveals the untold story of an Alaskan State Trooper who risks everything to bring a murderer to justice. ‘The Frozen Ground’ follows Alaskan State Trooper Jack Halcombe (Cage) as he sets out to end the murderous rampage of Robert Hansen (Cusack), a serial killer who has gone unnoticed for 13 years.  As the bodies of street girls start to pile up in Anchorage, fear strikes a chord with the public.  Risking his life, Halcombe goes on a personal manhunt to find the killer before the next body surfaces. When a seventeen year old escapee (Hudgens) reveals key information about the case, Halcombe is finally on the trail of the killer. But will he catch him in time to save the next victim? Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Sex Kittens go to College

Mamie Van Doren joins forces with “Sex Kitten, Junior Grade” Tuesday Weld and “Sex Kitten, French Version” Mijanou Bardot (Brigitte’s sister) for this screwball campus comedy that prefigures both grindhouse flicks and family-friendly college capers. When Collins College’s digital super-computer, Thinko (real-life Westinghouse robot Electro) picks Dr. Mathilda West (Van Doren) to head their science department, nobody expects the polymath savant to pack more curves than a rack full of test tubes. While the faculty struggles to pick their slack jaws up off the floor, a crew of gangsters puts the muscle on the ‘bot, thanks to Thinko’s knack for picking the ponies. Albert Zugsmith’s exploitation classic comes to you in its full, unexpurgated glory, featuring some very blue electric dreams from Thinko! Also stars John Carradine, Martin Milner, Jackie Coogan and Conway Twitty. Buy the DVD at WBshop.com.

Teen Mom

In ’16 and Pregnant,’ they were moms-to-be. Now, follow Farrah, Maci, Amber, and Catelynn as they face the challenges of motherhood in ‘Teen Mom.’ Each episode interweaves these stories revealing the wide variety of challenges young mothers can face: marriage, relationships, family support, adoption, finances, graduating high school, starting college, getting a job, and the daunting and exciting step of moving out to create their own families. Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.

North America

Join the adventure as Discovery Channel journeys deep into a hidden world, crossing impossible mountains and endless deserts, diving into unexplored forests and crashing into rugged coasts to discover Earth’s most spectacular wildlife. ‘North America’ showcases the unforgiving and brutal, yet beautiful, continent and the boundless rewards it offers for those brave enough to take on this land and call her home.  After five years in the making, using state of the art equipment, ‘North America’ premiered on May 19, 2013 and was recorded as Discovery Channel’s highest natural history performance since Life in 2010. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Love is a Racket

New York Globe Columnist Jimmy Russell (Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.) prowls his Broadway beat, digging up the racy gossip his readers devour with their morning toast and cup of joe. It’s a glamorous life – until Jimmy’s attempt to help his actress girlfriend (Francis Dee) out of a jam ends with him shoving a dead mobster over the balcony of a Manhattan penthouse. Director William A Wellman’s illustrious filmography includes classic tales of crime (The Public Enemy) and tabloid journalism (Nothing Sacred, Roxie Hart). He combines the two genres in this snappy Pre-Code comedy-melodrama that Variety called “shrewdly wrought. (Fairbanks) plays the love game with his eyes and his heart both open, and battles or takes it with agreeable grace and jauntiness.” Lee Tracy, Broadway’s original Hildy Johnson in The Front Page, revisits the news game as Jimmy’s reporter pal. And Ann Dvorak costars as a sardonic cutie with a secret crush on Jimmy. Buy the DVD at WBshop.com.

Littlest Pet Shop

Blythe and her best friends — Zoe the spaniel, Pepper the skunk, Sunil the mongoose, Russell the hedgehog, Penny the panda, Vinnie the gecko and Minka the monkey — are back for five more exciting adventures in the ‘Littlest Pet Shop: Petacular Escapades,’ now available on DVD.  This collection features encounters with legendary parrots, movie stars and Blythe’s sudden inability to understand the pets. All of these adventures and more happen in these petacular episodes of The Littlest Pet Shop. ‘Littlest Pet Shop: Petacular Escapades’ delivers captivating entertainment the whole family can enjoy and contains a brand new bonus sing-along. Featuring all-new original music by Daytime Emmy Award nominee Daniel Ingram and the vocal talent of Ashleigh Ball, Tabitha St. Germain, Nicole Oliver and Peter New, Littlest Pet Shop currently airs on The Hub TV Network in the US. Buy the Petacular Escapades DVD right here.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Prepare for nonstop ninja action as Nickelodeon’s CGI-animated hit series returns with their third DVD, ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Showdown.’ The Turtles face off against new enemies and old in this all-new two-disc set featuring the final 12 episodes of the first season. Don’t miss the Rat King, Cockroach, Baxter Stockman and more – all leading up to the ultimate showdown against the Kraang and the Shredder himself in a 2-part finale you won’t want to miss! Buy the Ultimate Showdown DVD right here.

Awkward

MTV’s hit series about the trials and tribulations of being a teenager, ‘Awkward‘ is now available on DVD. The first two seasons of the uproarious comedy will be available together for the first time in a four-disc set that includes all 24 episodes, plus a wealth of special features including webisodes, awkward moments with the cast, a tour of the set, pranks and much more. Season Three, Part Two of the series will premiere on-air in October.  ‘Awkward’ captures the humor within the struggles and experiences everyone can relate to from their formative years. The series follows Jenna as she navigates high school with a new not-so-fun stigma, while at the same time managing the other daily dramas that come with being a teenager. From a secret relationship with a popular guy, to being undermined by a mean girl, and parents who just don’t get it, Jenna’s misfortune will eventually serve as the catalyst for amazing change, but not without some missteps and mishaps along the way. Buy the Seasons 1 & 2 DVD right here.

Dead Before Dawn

Zombie lovers, get ready for a new type of zombie – ZEMONS! An ancient curse that puts a whole new spin on the horror genre, ‘Dead Before Dawn’ is now available on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and Digital Download. Shot entirely in live-action stereoscopic 3D, the feature marks director April Mullen as the first and youngest female to direct a film of this kind. “Fresh, funny and a little bit of blood” (Fangoria), Dead Before Dawn stars Emmy Award winner Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Devon Bostick (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Trilogy), Martha MacIsaac (Superbad), Brandon Jay McLaren (The Killing), Brittany Allen (The Rocker), Kevin McDonald (The Kids in the Hall), Kyle Schmid (A History of Violence), Rossif Sutherland (High Life) and Ellen Dubin (Napoleon Dynamite). Casper Galloway (Bostick) and his college friends visit an occult shop run by Casper’s grandfather (Lloyd) and accidentally unleash an evil curse, causing people to kill themselves and turn in to Zombie Demons, aka Zemons.  Armed with a slew of homemade weapons and a Winnebago, the college kids race through the night, killing Zemons and fighting time while frantically searching for a way to reverse the curse within 24 hours.  As the Zemon army starts to overpower the team, Casper finds himself with no choice but to face his fears and become the unlikeliest of heroes. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

House of Wax

Professor Henry Jarrod is the owner and figure sculptor in a wax museum whose specialty is historic figures. When he and his business partner, Matthew Burke quarrel over the choice of exhibits displayed, Burke suggests it would be more profitable to burn down the museum in order to obtain the insurance money. As they fight, the museum burns and Jarrod is left for dead. It’s not until much later at a new museum that the fate of Jarrod and the mystery of how the lifelike waxed figures are created becomes gruesomely evident. Buy the 3D Blu-ray right here.

The Big Parade

The highest-grossing silent film of all time, as well as the first realistic war drama, tells the harrowing story of a young man’s (John Gilbert) front-line experiences in World War I. Year: 1927 Director: King Vidor Starring: John Gilbert, Renee Adoree, Claire Adams, Hobart Bosworth, Karl DaneBuy the Blu-ray right here.

Cold War

From a producer of ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ and ‘Fearless’ comes the high-octane cop thriller, ‘Cold War,‘ now available on DVD, Digital Download, Video On Demand. Starring Aaron Kwok (Storm Warriors), Tony Leung Ka Fai (Election), Charlie Young (Bangkok Dangerous), Andy On (King Of Triads) and Terence Yin (The Man with the Iron Fists), and a special appearance by Andy Lau (Armageddon), the action never stops in this heart-pounding film about five highly trained police officers who mysteriously disappear. In the safest city in Asia, the Hong Kong police department has been untouchable for years. That was until they receive an anonymous call after a fully loaded police van, carrying five highly trained officers and equipment, disappears off the grid. After several cryptic phone calls, it becomes clear that the hijackers are aware of every crucial decision the task force makes. As the perpetrators execute a carefully planned attack, the police do their best to fight back but little do they know they’ve become unwitting pawns in a bigger, more dangerous game. Buy the DVD right here.

Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!: Best of Collection

Wubb-tastic news, Wubb fans! Get ready for Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!: Best of Collection, the biggest and best Wubbzy DVD box set to date. The ultimate episodic assortment, the Wubbzy Best of Collection features four jam-packed discs in one complete compilation that will bring nonstop fun, fun, fun and important life lessons to families everywhere. With 28 episodes and more than four and a half hours of engaging entertainment chockfull of singing and dancing, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy: Best of Collection is the must-have addition to any preschooler’s DVD library – and a perfect gift for this holiday season! Each of the four fun-filled discs in the debut set stars a different Wuzzleburg friend: Best of Wubbzy centers on everyone’s favorite  bendy-tailed guy; Best of Widget features the busiest builder and fix-it whiz around; Best of Walden celebrates the town’s smartest little scientist; and Best of Daizy honors the sweet girly girl next door. And the fun doesn’t stop there – the Wubbzy Best of Collection includes coloring and activity sheets and toe-tapping music videos, too. Buy the DVD right here.

Shaquille O’Neal Presents All Star Comedy Jam

Grab your friends and get ready for a non-stop laugh fest with the release of ‘Shaquille O’Neal Presents All Star Comedy Jam – Live from Atlanta,’ now available on DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Digital Download and Video on Demand from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Hosted by funnyman Faizon Love (Couple’s Retreat), and hand-picked by NBA All Star Shaquille O’Neal, the hilarious evening of stand-up comedy presents a top-notch lineup pairing veterans with up-and-coming talent. The Shaquille O’Neal Presents All Star Comedy Jam – Live from Atlanta DVD includes two behind-the-scenes featurettes revealing backstage antics and the comics out riffing on each other in Atlanta. In the newest installment of the best-selling comedy series “All Star Comedy Jam,” Faizon Love leads a hilarious roster hand-picked by Shaquille O’Neal including Robert Powell (College Kings of Comedy Tour), 2012 Miller Lite stand-up champion Lavar Walker (TV’s “Uptown Comic”), Gina Yashere (Gina Yashere: Skinny B*tch), Finesse Mitchell (TV”s “Saturday Night Live”), Red Grant (Comedy Central Presents) with special guest appearance by DJ Big Tigger (TV’s “BET Awards 2012”). Shaquille O’Neal Presents All Star Comedy Jam – Live from Atlanta was filmed at the Atlanta Symphony Hall in front of a live audience during the 2013 NCAA Final Four Weekend. Buy the Live from Atlanta DVD right here.

Sahara

Featuring a star-studded cast of Brooke Shields (The Blue Lagoon, Endless Love) and John-Rhys Davies (Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings), ‘Sahara’ is now available for the first time on DVD, courtesy of Timeless Media Group. Dale (Shields), an American heiress disguises herself as a man to take the place of her late father in a 1927 car race through the Sahara. But before she can finish the race she’ll battle desert villain Rasoul (Rhys-Davies), fall in love with the dashing Jaffar (Lambert Wilson), and try and make history by becoming the first woman to win the race. Buy the DVD right here.

Movies 4 You – Timeless Horror

Part of the successful Movies 4 You brand, Movies 4 You- Timeless Horror brings together four classic horror films produced from 1946- 1961.
The Face of Marble (1946) Engrossed in his mission to bring the dead back to life, Dr. Randolph fails to notice his wife Elaine’s interest in his young lab associate, Dr. Cochran. However, their old housekeeper Maria does take note and will do anything, including using her voodoo powers, to see to it that Elaine is happy.
I Bury The Living (1958) Through a series of chilling “coincidences,” the newly-elected director of a cemetery (Richard Boone) begins to believe that he can cause the deaths of living owners of burial plots by merely changing the push-pin color from white (living) to black (dead) on a large wall map of the cemetery that notes those plots.
The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959) While attending his brother’s funeral Jonathan Drake is shocked to find the head of his sibling is missing. When his brother’s skull shows up later in a locked cabinet, Drake realizes an ancient curse placed upon his grandfather by a tribe of South American Indians is still in effect and that he is probably the next victim.
The Snake Woman (1961) A doctor in 1890 England, in order to cure his wife’s “sick mind”, injects her with snake venom. She later gives birth to a daughter whom the villagers call “The Devil’s Baby” and in a fit of fear they end up burning the family’s house down. Years later a Scotland Yard detective is sent to the village to investigate a rash of deaths that are caused by snakebite. Buy the DVD right here.

Bryce Begins

Follow the incredible journey of Bryce Harper, whose swing has been compared to that of the legendary Babe Ruth, with the release of ‘Bryce Begins,’ now available on DVD. Produced by 3 Penny Films in association with Major League Baseball Productions, the gripping documentary will bring viewers closer than ever before to the man who was on the cover of Sports Illustrated at the age of 16. Packed with swinging special features including rare footage from college, Harper’s first hit, steal, home run, postseason home run and his Rookie of the Year acceptance speech, the Bryce Begins DVD is now available. ‘Bryce Begins’ chronicles Harper’s rise to stardom through extensive access with Harper and his family and rare footage from the years leading up to his Major League debut. Bryce Begins will take fans on a journey with one of the greatest prospects to ever play America’s favorite pastime. Buy the DVD right here.