New Releases On DVD/Blu-Ray

by | November 25, 2013 at 10:42 AM | General

'Bridegroom' (Virgil Films Entertainment)

Bridegroom

The sudden death of his life partner was only the beginning of the misery for one shattered young man, and now his poignant and ultimately inspiring story is told in ‘Bridegroom.’ The film, which grew out of a video tribute that became a YouTube phenomenon and a catalyst for change in America, is now available on DVD. Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, the Emmy-nominated creator of TV hits Designing Women and Evening Shade, tells a remarkable and moving real-life story in ‘Bridegroom.’ On May 7, 2011, a young man named Shane Bitney Crone tragically lost the love of his life, the ironically named Tom Bridegroom, to an accident. Because they weren’t married (and despite the partners having been together for six years), Shane had no legal claim to Tom after he died. Tom’s family banned Shane from the funeral, he was unable to say goodbye to his love, and he received no survivor benefits. On May 7, 2012, the first anniversary of Tom’s death, Shane posted a video on YouTube titled “It Could Happen to You.” He created it to honor his partner and show the world what can happen when two people committed to each other are legally barred from the rights and protections afforded by marriage. The video went viral, ultimately receiving over 2 million views on YouTube and inspiring thousands of emails and comments on YouTube and Facebook, including heartfelt reactions from such celebrities as Neil Patrick Harris, Fran Drescher and Denise Richards. Bloodworth-Thomason’s film, which includes interviews, and photos and video footage of Shane and Tom, sheds light on the struggles that same-sex couples face due to marriage inequality. It arrives at a crucial moment in history as more and more states vote on gay marriage bills. ‘Bridegroom’ won the Audience Award at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, where it was introduced by former President Bill Clinton. Buy the DVD right here.

We’re The Millers

You can choose your friends and your family with the release of ‘We’re the Millers,’ now available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, 2-Disc DVD Special Edition and Digital Download from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. In ‘We’re the Millers,’ a veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico. Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (“Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story”) from a screenplay by Bob Fisher, Steve Faber, Sean Anders and John Morris, “We’re the Millers” stars Jennifer Aniston as Rose O’Reilly; Jason Sudeikis as David Clark; Emma Roberts as Casey Mathis; Will Poulter as Kenny Rossmore; Ed Helms as Brad Gurdlinger; and Nick Offerman and Kathryn Hahn as Don and Edie Fitzgerald. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in hi-definition on Blu-ray, the extended cut of the film in hi-definition on Blu-ray, and the theatrical version in standard definition on DVD. Both the Blu-ray Combo Pack and the 2-Disc DVD Special Edition include UltraViolet which allows consumers to download and instantly stream the standard definition theatrical version of the film to a wide range of devices including computers and compatible tablets, smartphones, game consoles, Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players. David Burke (Sudeikis) is a small-time pot dealer whose clientele includes chefs and soccer moms, but no kids – after all, he has his scruples. So what could go wrong? Plenty. Preferring to keep a low profile for obvious reasons, he learns the hard way that no good deed goes unpunished when he tries to help out some local teens and winds up getting jumped by a trio of gutter punks. Stealing his stash and his cash, they leave him in major debt to his supplier, Brad (Helms). In order to wipe the slate clean – and maintain a clean bill of health – David must now become a big-time drug smuggler by bringing Brad’s latest shipment to the U.S. from Mexico. Twisting the arms of his neighbors, cynical stripper Rose (Aniston), wannabe customer Kenny (Poulter), and the tatted-and-pierced streetwise teen Casey (Roberts), he devises a foolproof plan. One fake wife, two pretend kids and a huge, shiny RV later, the “Millers” are headed south of the border for a Fourth of July weekend that is sure to end with a bang. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Planes

Disney’s heartwarming family comedy, ‘Planes,’ revved up with high-flying action and adventure, is now available in homes and mass retailers nationwide. This endearing underdog story about a crop dusting plane named Dusty with sky-high dreams touches down on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD and On-Demand featuring a cargo hold full of exciting bonus features. Guaranteeing hours of fun, ‘Planes’ is the perfect gift for “ladies and gentle-planes” of all ages this holiday season. After spreading its wings in theaters, ‘Planes’ soars to glorious new heights on Blu-ray, featuring wondrous high definition picture and sound and never-before-seen bonus features, including musical number “Franz’s Song,” deleted scenes, a behind-the-scenes featurette that follows Director Klay Hall’s personal journey during the making of the film, a look at the ten greatest aviators in history hosted by ESPN’s Colin Cowherd, and more. Directed by Klay Hall (“King of the Hill,” “The Simpsons”), produced by Traci Balthazor-Flynn (“Return to Never Land,” “Bambi II,” “The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning”) and written by Jeffrey M. Howard (“Tinker Bell,” “Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue”), “PLANES” flew to the top of the U.S. box office this summer, holding altitude as the #1 family movie in America four weekends in a row ‘Planes’ is propelled by a star-studded voice cast that includes Dane Cook (“Louie,” “My Best Friend’s Girl,” “Dan in Real Life”) as Dusty, Stacy Keach (“The Bourne Legacy,” “Nebraska”) as Navy Corsair Skipper, Teri Hatcher (ABC’s “Desperate Housewives,” “Coraline”) as say-it-like-it-is mechanic Dottie, Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep,” “The New Adventures of Old Christine,” “Seinfeld”) as Rochelle, Priyanka Chopra (“Barfi!”) as Ishani, John Cleese (Monty Python, “A Fish Called Wanda”) as Bulldog, Carlos Alazraqui (James Garcia on Comedy Central’s “Reno 911”) as El Chupacabra, Roger Craig Smith (Captain America in Disney XD’s “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,” voice of Sonic The Hedgehog in “Wreck-It Ralph”) as the world champion racer Ripslinger, Val Kilmer (“Batman Forever,” “Top Gun”) as Bravo and Anthony Edwards (TV’s “ER,” “Top Gun”) as Echo. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Set in the 24th century, the exploits of the U.S.S. Enterprise continue with ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Fifth Season.’ Featuring some of the most memorable episodes of the series, the season includes Paul Winfield’s guest appearance as Dathon and Ashley Judd’s debut performance in beloved episode, “Darmok.” The set also includes the jaw-dropping opening scene portraying the destruction of the Enterprise in “Cause and Effect,” and “The Inner Light,” the critically acclaimed episode that garnered the series its first Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation. In addition to all-new commentary tracks on select episodes with some of the franchise’s most notable names, deleted scenes and a gag reel, the high-definition collection includes the newly produced featurette, “Requiem: A Remembrance of Star Trek: The Next Generation.” This two-part documentary explores the making of the series’ fifth season and focuses on the effect the passing of creator Gene Roddenberry, which took place halfway through the season, had on the show as well as the production family. The tribute to the late creator includes key cast and crewmembers sharing their favorite memories of working with Roddenberry and bidding farewell to the Great Bird of the Galaxy. The collection also includes the exclusive featurette, “In Conversation: The Music of Star Trek: The Next Generation.” Jeff Bond, author of The Music of Star Trek, moderates the conversation between the show’s composers Ron Jones, Dennis McCarthy and Jay Chattaway as the group discusses the challenges for writing each episode’s original score, working with a live orchestra and the team’s creative approach to scoring the series. The featurette also shares stories from behind some of the most beloved musical cues including the legendary Ressikan flute melody from “The Inner Light.” Buy the Season 5 Blu-ray right here

Unification

‘Star Trek: The Next Generation – Unification’ Blu-ray  is a feature-length presentation of the fan-favorite, two-part epic adventure from the series’ fifth season. Over 25 million viewers tuned into the original airing of the episode, making it one of the most-watched of all seven seasons of the series. In the episode, Leonard Nimoy reprises his iconic role as Spock as both he and Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Stewart) venture on a heroic mission in an attempt to unify the Vulcans and the Romulans. Along with audio commentary and an exclusive deleted scene, the ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation – Unification’ Blu-ray includes the exclusive documentary, “From One Generation to the Next.” This newly produced special featurette takes fans behind the scenes at the making of the classic two-part episode and the introduction of Spock to the 24th century saga of the hit series. Buy the Unification Blu-ray right here.

Treme

Two years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Crescent City, crime and corruption are on the rise, and outsiders with their own agendas are starting to pour money into the city. In the third season of the critically-acclaimed HBO series ‘Treme,’ the ordinary people of New Orleans must band together to demand that their music, art and well-being be protected against opposing institutions. The ‘Treme’ Season 3 Blu-ray  is packed with stimulating special features that help bring to life the art, music, food and culture of one of America’s most resilient cities. For the people of New Orleans, even the promises of redevelopment come with strings attached, and every dollar that shows up – whether from government disaster relief, or from venture capital, or even from those seeking to remake New Orleans in the wake of Katrina – carries with it new dynamics and new risks. National interest has waned, moving on to the next headline, but those who know and love the Crescent City have no choice. They must find their way back to what matters in the life of their city. However, little of what they can bring to bear yields a quick result, and nothing about New Orleans – its government, its police department and courtroom, its school system – works as it should. Nothing is easy. Buy the Season 3 Blu-ray right here.

Paranoia

Oscar nominees Harrison Ford (42) and Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight) star with Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games) in ‘Paranoia,’ the high-stakes espionage thriller based on Joseph Finder’s New York Times best seller. Fired from his telecom job, Adam Cassidy (Hemsworth) is forced by company CEO Nicolas Wyatt (Oldman) to infiltrate Wyatt’s longtime rival’s (Ford) company to steal trade secrets. Soon, Adam realizes that he’s caught between two ruthless players who will stop at nothing to win. But, desperate to win over an Ivy League beauty (Amber Heard) and help his blue-collar father, Adam risks everything in a dangerous race against time in this electrifying film directed by Robert Luketic. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Flo

Polly Holliday gives an Emmy-nominated performance as TV’s sassiest barkeep in this laugh-out-loud funny spinoff of Alice. On the way to a new job in Houston, Flo Castleberry (Holliday) stops in her hometown of Cowtown, Texas, and buys an old roadhouse instead. Renaming it Flo’s Yellow Rose, the rowdy redhead does her best to become a success as she deals with employees, family and friends including bartender Earl (Geoffrey Lewis), her raucous Mama (Sudie Bond), prim sister Fran (Lucy Lee Flippin) and the wackiest ole boys in the state. Also starring Jim B. Baker, Joyce Bulifant, Leo Burmester and Stephen Keep, Flo: The Complete Series features all 29 episodes from its two-season run plus a bar full of guests including James Cromwell, Robert Englund, Forrest Tucker, Joanna Cassidy, Hoyt Axton and Alice’s Vic Tayback as Mel. Buy the complete series at WBshop.com.

Touched by an Angel

Relive all 22 glorious episodes of the heartwarming series’ farewell season with the release of ‘Touched By An Angel: The Ninth & Final Season,’ now available on DVD just in time for the holidays. As the critically acclaimed and inspirational series comes to its touching conclusion, earthbound angel Monica (Roma Downey) is up for a promotion to supervisor, but is faced with her greatest challenge yet. As she wrestles with a life-changing decision, she learns the true meaning of God’s message of sacrifice.  The series also stars Della Reese, John Dye and Valerie Bertinelli and the star-studded ninth season features a wealth of celebrity guest appearances including America Ferrera, Stacy Keach, Lesley Ann Warren, Dennis Weaver, Wynonna Judd, Patrick Duffy, Patty Duke, Cloris Leachman, David Ogden Stiers and Randy Travis.  Experience the uplifting message of inspiration and hope in this must-own 6-disc collection. Buy the Ninth and Final Season DVD right here.

Batman: Brave and the Bold

Batman wings into an exciting new era, teaming with a mighty honor roll of DC Comics Super Heroes in the debut season of the smart, hip TV series! This exciting 2-Disc, 26-Episode Collection features Batman and allies Aquaman, Green Arrow, Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Robin, Wildcat, Deadman, Plastic Man, Red Tornado, Bronze Tiger, Dr. Fate and The Atom fighting foes from mad scientists to intergalactic crooks, from power-mad dictators to out-of-control teenagers teenagers in High Definition 1080p! He even partners with another legendary detective: Sherlock Holmes! In this cool, cutting-edge and often funny series, bringing back old-school comic book styling and dry wit to crime fighting, Batman faces any peril – including other heroes stealing the show – in his relentless pursuit of justice. Buy the Season 1 Blu-ray at WBshop.com.

Assault on Precinct 13

Isolated and cut off from the city inside a soon-to-be-closed L.A. police station, a group of police officers and convicts must join forces to defend themselves against the gang called Street Thunder, who have taken a blood oath to kill someone trapped inside the precinct. From John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing and Prince Of Darkness), ‘Assault On Precinct 13′ combines the elements of a classic western and a modern thriller to create a riveting cult classic. Buy the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray right here.

Night of the Comet

Scream Factory invites loyal fans and movie collectors to feast on sci-fi gory goodness and high-camp spills from 80s with the release of Thom E. Eberhardt’s end-of-the-world cult classic ‘Night of the Comet’ Collector’s Edition Blu-ray+DVD combo pack, now available. This highly entertaining fantasy classic debuts for the first time on Blu-ray. Featuring anamorphic widescreen movie presentation, ‘Night of the Comet’ Collector’s Edition boasts newly rendered retro-style artwork, exciting bonus content, and a reversible wrap with theatrical key art and more. Buy the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray right here.

I Am Zozo

On Halloween night, five teens decide to liven up their party with some innocent fun: by summoning the spirits. At first, it’s all nervous laughter and scoffing. Then, the night takes a sinister turn: the board reveals truths, exposes secrets it cannot possibly know, and triggers inexplicable events within the darkened house. As the session continues, an entity reveals itself: Zozo. And as the terrified teens are about to discover, once you make contact with this ancient, demonic force, you’re no longer playing a game…the game is playing you. A pulse-pounding, edge-of-your-seat supernatural thriller based on multiple reports of spirit board encounters with this savagely malicious spirit. Buy the DVD right here.

Jake and the Never Land Pirates

In ‘Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Never Land Rescue,’ Jake embarks on his most heroic mission ever as the magic of Never Land begins to disappear just as the ancient Forever Tree seems to be fading away. After a mysterious figure known as “The Guardian” arrives to explain that only the pirate who truly believes in himself can save Never Land from vanishing completely, Jake must break off from the rest of his crew and go alone on a mission to save the Forever Tree, the source of magic throughout all of Never Land.  Guiding Jake on his quest is Tinker Bell, who makes her first-ever appearance in the series. Buy the Never Land Rescue DVD right here.

Prince Avalanche

An odd couple of sorts, introspective and stern Alvin (Paul Rudd) and his girlfriend’s brother, Lance (Emile Hirsch), dopey and insecure, leave the city behind to spend the summer of 1988 repainting traffic lines on a desolate country highway that’s been ravaged by wildfire. The men bicker and joke with each other, eventually developing an unlikely friendship. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Tank Girl

In 2022 Earth is struck by a comet, leading to a massive drought. 11 years later a majority of the water left is kept in a reserve. ‘Tank Girl‘ (Lori Petty) is a member of a resistance group who steals whatever they want, by any means necessary. Being the enemies of the water reserve, their hideout is attacked and Tank Girl’s boyfriend is killed and younger friend Sam (Stacy Linn Ramsower) is captured. Also starring Naomi Watts, Ice-T, and Malcolm McDowell. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

The Heidi Chronicles

The reviews are in – and Heidi has taken the critics and the public by storm! Critics across the nation praise this adaptation of Wendy Wasserstein’s Pulitzer-Prize winning play about one woman’s quest for fulfillment. Jamie Lee Curtis (True Lies) stars as Heidi Holland, and idealistic member of the baby-boom generation navigating her way through the excitement and turmoil of the 1960s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. Tom Hulce (Amadeus) and Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City) costar in this humorous, moving story of four friends, three decades, two sexes and one woman who has come a long way..maybe. Buy the DVD at WBshop.com.

Eve of Destruction

Witness the ultimate chaos as catastrophe ignites the end of the world with the release of ‘Eve of Destruction,’ now available on Blu-ray and DVD. Directed by Robert Lieberman (‘Haven’) and starring Steven Weber (‘Falling Skies’), Treat Williams (‘Everwood’), Christina Cox (The Chronicles of Riddick) and Aleks Paunovic (‘Battlestar Galactica’), the fight for survival continues in the second disaster film in the five-part doomsday series, which originally aired on ReelzChannel in April 2013. Searching for new power sources, two scientists begin drilling in to the universe as an attempt to discover unlimited energy, but their operation is sabotaged by eco-terrorists who generate a “dark energy” black hole that has the power to annihilate the planet as a whole. As turmoil unfolds, the scientists learn that their initial quest to save the world transforms into the definitive battle for earth’s continued existence against a seemingly unstoppable force. Scientists drill a hole in the universe to harvest a limitless pool of “dark energy,” but the experiment goes horribly wrong and wipes an entire city off the map. Now, the effort to save the world becomes the ultimate threat that could destroy it. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Therese

French superstar Audrey Tautou stars in ‘Therese,’ famed director Claude Miller’s final film, a gorgeous adaptation of Nobel Prize winner François Mauriac’s novel Thérèse Desqueyroux, about one woman’s fight for love against the social norms of provincial life. The closing-night film of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, ‘Therese’ follows its acclaimed national theatrical engagement with DVD release from MPI Home Video. In the pine-forested Landes region in southwest France, young Thérèse (Tautou, Amelie, Chinese Puzzle, The Da Vinci Code) has married wealthy but arrogant Bernard Desqueyroux (Gilles Lellouche, Little White Lies, Mesrine: Killer Instinct) and is now part of the oppressively traditionalist Desqueyroux family. Although able to live in the lap of luxury, Thérèse soon realizes that her role is to be forever subservient to Bernard and act as little more than his accessory. When her best friend (and Bernard’s younger sister) Anna (Anaïs Demoustier, Time of the Wolf, Elles) falls madly in love with a handsome young Jewish man, Thérèse is tasked by the family to persuade Anna to forgo her planned nuptials. But as she witnesses first-hand Anna’s passionate determination to keep her lover by her side, Thérèse finds her own desire growing and soon sets out to free herself from the provincial conventions that threaten to keep her forever repressed. Buy the DVD right here.

Caesar & Otto’s Deadly Xmas

Wild Eye Releasing is excited to announce the November 19th DVD and VOD release of ‘Caesar & Otto’s Deadly Xmas.’ Co-written and directed by Dave Campfield (Caesar), Deadly Xmas arrives in time for the holidays with more all-star B-Movie legends than you can fit under a Christmas tree, featuring cult icons Linnea Quigley, Brinke Stevens, Felissa Rose, Joe Estevez, Deron Miller, Robert Z’dar and Debbie Rochon. These legends join Campfield, Paul Chomicki (Otto), Ken MacFarlane, Samantha Barrios, Summer Ferguson, Avi Garg, and Youtube sensations Lauren Francesca, and Shawn “Coolduder” Phillips in a hilarious homage to Silent Night Deadly Night and the slayer santa genre. Caesar and his half-brother Otto take on duties as Santa and his elf. However, the bodies begin to pile up when a fellow store Santa (CKY’s Deron Miller) develops a vendetta against them, and he soon turns Caesar’s list of Dinner guests into a list of Xmas-inspired victims. Buy the DVD right here.

The To Do List

Easy A meets Superbad in the raunchy and irreverent comedy ‘The To Do List,’ now available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film is written and directed by Funny or Die veteran Maggie Carey and features an ensemble cast, including Aubrey Plaza (Safety Not Guaranteed, TV’s “Parks and Recreation”), Johnny Simmons (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Bill Hader (TV’s “SNL”), Alia Shawkat (TV’s “Arrested Development”), Scott Porter (TV’s “The Good Wife”), Rachel Bilson (TV’s “Hart of Dixie”), ChristopherMintz-Plasse (Kick Ass 2), Andy Samberg (Grown Ups 2), Donald Glover (TV’s “Community”), Connie Britton (TV’s “Nashville”) and Clark Gregg (The Avengers, Iron Man). In this all-star film, Type A overachiever (Plaza) comes up with a “to do list,” featuring all the risqué extra-curricular activities she missed out on in high school and wants to complete before starting college. Hilarious bonus features on both the Blu-ray and DVD include deleted scenes, commentary, a gag reel, a.k.a. “The Re-do List,” as well as two featurettes. The “Maggie Carey: Directing her To-Do List” featurette highlights the director’s personal connection to the film and the comedic talent starring in it, and the “Dirty Mouth” featurette is a big, raunchy montage of some of the film’s key moments. Class of ‘93 valedictorian Brandy Klark (Aubrey Plaza) wants to get “educated” before she goes off to college, so she assembles a “to do list” of all the sexual activities she missed out on in high school. Quickly realizing that she’s way out of her league, Brandy solicits her best friends, older sister (Rachel Bilson) and burnt-out boss (Bill Hader) for their help and advice. As Brandy crams for her sexual finals, a supporting cast of horny misfits— an orally-challenged classmate (Donald Glover), a grunge-singing doofus (Andy Samberg) — eagerly offer their assistance and shocking mayhem ensues…Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Primitive

Horror icon Reggie Bannister (Phantasm) stars in the terrifying film, Primitive, now available on DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Digital Download, Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. When special effects artist Martin Blaine (Matt O’Neill, Hide) and hypnotist Dr. William Stein (Bannister) unknowingly conjure up a blood-thirsty predator, Martin must confront the inner demon they brought to life before it rips apart everyone he’s ever known. With creature effects created by Tom Devlin (Daredevil), the Primitive DVD features an audio commentary, cast interviews and outtakes. After being forced to visit a hypnotist, Martin receives news of his estranged mother’s passing. He returns home for the funeral and people begin to drop dead. With the victims being brutally torn apart by what appears to be a predatory monster, local police are convinced Martin is somehow responsible. Soon he comes to believe it too, as all the victims are connected to the evil within him. Buy the DVD right here.

Christmas Angel

Timothy Spall (the Harry Potter films, Sweeney Todd) and Brenda Blethyn (Atonement, Pride and Prejudice), star in this heartwarming Christmas story perfect for the whole family. Fifteen year old Eddie (Joseph Phillips) is on a shopping trip with his mother when she is tragically struck by a car and left in critical condition. With their father absent from their lives, Eddie and his brother Stewart (Angus Harrison, Skins) face the daunting prospect of potentially losing their mother just as Christmas approaches. One night, Eddie dreams his mother visits him and tells him to find a halo so that she may be saved. Stewart scoffs at Eddie’s “childish” dream and the only person Eddie can turn to is the grumpy Mr. Lambert (Spall), from his school. Will Eddie be able to find an angel and save his mother before Christmas? Buy the DVD right here.

And While We Were Here

Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns, Blue Crush) stars in Director Kat Coiro’s (Life Happens) romantic drama ‘And While We Were Here,’ now available on Blu-ray and DVD from Well Go USA Entertainment. Jane (Bosworth), a young American writer, finds herself at a personal and professional crossroads when she accompanies her musician husband (Iddo Goldberg, TV’s “Secret Diary of a Call Girl”) to his concert on an island off the picturesque Amalfi Coast. While adapting her grandmother’s WWII stories into a book, she stumbles into a passionate and playful affair with a much younger man (Jamie Blackley, The Fifth Estate, Snow White and the Huntsman).  The narration by Jane’s grandmother is voiced by screen legend Claire Bloom (Limelight, Charly, The King’s Speech).  Special features include the original black & white director’s version of the film. Broken love. Forbidden passion. Self-discovery. Set in the lush hills and cobbled streets of the Amalfi Coast, Jane (Kate Bosworth) is searching for something more from her life.  She loves her husband (Iddo Goldberg), but the silence between them is growing. Her work, writing her grandmother’s memoir (voiced by Claire Bloom), immerses her in the quiet beauty of the town, its islands … and finally, in the romantic embrace of a younger man (Jamie Blackley).  Jane must decide where her passions will take her, and who she really wants to be, as she documents the discoveries of ‘And While We Were Here.’ Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Breaking the Girls

After law student Sara (Agnes Bruckner, Anna Nicole, Blue Car, Blood & Chocolate) is caught stealing and loses her job at a bar, she falls into the arms of rich and sultry Alex (Madeline Zima, Californication, The Nanny) for a wild night out. During an evening of sexual passion, the two make a pact to murder each other’s enemies – Nina, Alex’s former lover and now mother-in-law; and Brooke, who sabotaged Sara’s college career by tattling on her for stealing. When Alex actually follows through on her half of the agreement, Sara finds she must kill Nina or else risk being framed for Brooke’s murder. Now with the police closing in, each girl will do whatever it takes to stay one step ahead of the other. Sexy, exhilarating and full of unexpected twists, ‘Breaking the Girls’ is a steamy tale of deception that shocks right up to the final frame. The IFC Midnight theatrical release co-stars Shawn Ashmore (X-Men, The Following), Shanna Collins (Masters of Sex) and Kate Levering (Drop Dead Diva), was directed by the “gingerly subversive” (The Village Voice) Jamie Babbit (Bunheads, But I’m a Cheerleader) and co-written by indie icon Guinevere Turner (The Notorious Bettie Page, American Psycho). Buy the DVD right here.

The Vivien Leigh Anniversary Collection

The Cohen Film Collection is marking the 100th anniversary of two-time Oscar winner Vivien Leigh’s birth with a sterling set containing four of her best-loved early films. ’The Vivien Leigh Anniversary Collection’ gathers the key films Leigh made in England that helped lead David O. Selznick to reward her with the most coveted role in movie history: Scarlett O’Hara in ‘Gone With the Wind.’ All four films in ‘The Vivien Leigh Anniversary Collection’ have been fully restored and digitally remastered in collaboration with the British Film Institute. This release marks the first time these landmark films starring the legendary ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ actress have been released on Blu-ray in the U.S.The films in the collection are ‘Fire Over England,’ ‘Dark Journey,’ ‘Storm in a Teacup’ and ‘St. Martin’s Lane.’ Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Crystal Fairy

A group of young people go on a road trip in search of a trip of the hallucinatory sort in the wild yet deeply insightful ‘Crystal Fairy.’ The Sundance award winner and hit theatrical release is now available on Blu-ray and DVD from IFC Films. Jamie (Michael Cera, The Is the End, Juno, Superbad, Arrested Development) is a boorish American twentysomething traveling in Chile, who somehow manages to create chaos at every turn. He coaxes three Chilean brothers into accompanying him on a road trip north to experience a legendary shamanistic hallucinogen called the San Pedro cactus. In a fit of drunkenness at a wild party, Jamie invites an eccentric American woman – a radical spirit named Crystal Fairy (Gaby Hoffman, Uncle Buck, Everyone Says I Love You) – to come along. What is meant to be a devil-may-care journey becomes a battle of wills as Jamie finds himself locking horns with his new traveling companion. But on a remote, pristine beach at the edge of the desert, the magic brew is finally imbibed, and the true adventure begins – and it’s more than any of these newfound friends had bargained for. This edgy comedy-drama was written and directed by Sebastian Silva, who shot it during delays in making another Michael Cera project, the thriller Magic Magic. Both films were completed in time to premiere alongside each other at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where ‘Crystal Fairy’ won the Directing Award, World Cinema – Dramatic. The red-hot Silva is currently at work on Nasty Baby, which will mark a dramatic departure for comedienne Kristen Wiig. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

She’s Still Not Our Sister

The Walker sisters will soon learn money can’t buy happiness. Directed by Roger Melvin and starring Kellita Smith, Christian Keyes, Drew Sidora, Jazmin Lewis, Azur-De Johnson, Jackee Harry, Tony Grant and Clifton Powell, the Dove approved ‘She’s Still Not Our Sister’ is now available on DVD. In this riveting four-part sequel to GMC’s hit gospel play production She’s Not Our Sister, the saga of the Walker sisters continues as they learn that the millions they received after their father’s death cannot buy happiness. Instead, the four women discover they have inherited an entirely new set of challenges, including career setbacks, romantic disappointments, charming gold-diggers and self-destructive tendencies. Buy the DVD right here.

Merry Christmas, Splat…And More Winter Stories

Ready for this season’s holiday family viewing, Merry Christmas, Splat…and More Winter Stories arrives from the nationally acclaimed, multi-award-winning Scholastic Storybook Treasures series, which brings best-selling children’s storybooks to life and promotes a love of literature. With faithful adaptations and celebrity narrations, this critically acclaimed DVD series has won hundreds of awards and sold more than 2.5 million videos. The DVD is packed with endearing, colorfully animated and expertly narrated tales: **Merry Christmas, Splat (written and illustrated by Rob Scotton, narrated by John Keating): Splat is trying hard to be good before Santa’s arrival so he can get all the presents he’s dreamed of on Christmas Day. **Fletcher and the Snowflake Christmas (written by Julia Rawlinson, illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke, narrated by Katherine Kellgren): It’s Christmas Eve and Fletcher wonders how Santa will find his burrow through all the snow. **Snowflake Bentley (written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, illustrated by Mary Azarian, narrated by Sean Astin): Willie Bentley loved and learned all about snowflakes. **Owl Moon (written and narrated by Jane Yolen, illustrated by John Schoenherr): A girl and her father search the moonlit woods for the Great Horned Owl in this carefully animated adaptation of a classic children’s picture book. Buy the DVD right here.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

Soon the season will change and another year will come to a close, but the ponies from Ponyville know friendship is important all year long. ‘My Little Pony – Friendship Is Magic: A Pony For Every Season’ is now available on DVD from Shout! Factory Kids in collaboration with Hasbro Studios. The set includes 6 episodes of the hit TV show and a Sing-Along as a bonus feature. There’s a Pony for every season and an episode for every Pony in this fantastic collection of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. That’s right! Each member of the Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Rarity, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, Apple Jack and Pinkie Pie – gets her very own opportunity to shine with six episodes guaranteed to have you laughing and singing as you discover the magic of friendship. Through Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall, My Little Pony – Friendship Is Magic: A Pony For Every Season is sure to entertain us all. The My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic series is currently airing on The HUB TV Network. Buy the A Pony For Every Season DVD right here.