New Release On DVD/Blu-Ray

by | February 6, 2014 at 11:44 AM | General

'Midsomer Murders' (Acorn Media)

Midsomer Murders

Making its North American DVD and Blu-ray debut, ‘Midsomer Murders, Set 23′ is now available on DVD and Blu-ray from Acorn, an RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand. DCI John Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon, Life of Riley) contends with the county’s murderous denizens with his  partner (Jason Hughes, This Life) in these three new, contemporary stand-alone mysteries. This collection also includes a special audio commentary for The Dark Rider with star Neil Dudgeon and director Alex Pillai and 15-min. behind-the-scenes featurette for Death and the Divas. Set in England’s picture-perfect but perilous Midsomer County, Set 23’s episodes made their exclusive North American premiere on Acorn.TV in Nov. 2013. Midsomer remains Acorn’s bestselling series and continues to reach new heights of popularity, including such fans as Johnny Depp and the Queen of England. The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries featuring gorgeous settings and sly British humor. Inspired by the novels of Caroline Graham, modern master of the English village mystery, the series stars Neil Dudgeon as the capable Detective Chief Inspector John Barnaby, with Jason Hughes as his earnest, efficient protégé, Detective Sergeant Ben Jones. Guest stars include James Callis (Battlestar Galactica), Kerry Fox (Shallow Grave), Paul Ritter (Quantum of Solace), Sinéad Cusack (V, for Vendetta) and Harriet Walter (Babel). Buy the Set 23 DVD right here.

Escape Plan

Action legends Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger reunite in the intense, action-packed prison break thriller ‘Escape Plan,’ now available on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Stallone stars as a prison security expert who must enlist the help of Schwarzenegger to escape from the most secure prison ever built. Boasting an exceptional, all-star cast, the film also features Jim Caviezel (TV’s “Person of Interest”), Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (Fire with Fire), Sam Neill (Jurassic Park) and Vinnie Jones (X-Men: The Last Stand) with Vincent D’Onofrio (TV’s “Law and Order: Criminal Intent”) and Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone). One of the world’s foremost authorities on structural security agrees to take on one last job: breaking out of an ultra-secret, high-tech facility called “The Tomb.” Deceived and wrongly imprisoned, Ray Breslin (Stallone) must recruit fellow inmate Emil Rottmayer (Schwarzenegger) to help devise a daring, nearly impossible plan to escape from the most protected and fortified prison ever built. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

The White Queen

Get ready for a truly royal battle of wills. Anchor Bay Entertainment has released the acclaimed Starz Original mini-series ‘The White Queen’ on a three-disc Blu-ray with Digital HD Ultraviolet and DVD set. Based on Philippa Gregory’s series of best-selling novels, ‘The White Queen’ is a vivid re-telling of the classic War of the Roses family feud (York vs. Lancaster) from the viewpoint of the women involved. The set contains all 10 gorgeous episodes of the drama, plus a bountiful supply of bonus features.‘The White Queen’ is a riveting portrayal of one of the most dramatic and turbulent times in English history. A story of love and lust, seduction and deception, betrayal and murder, it is uniquely told through the perspective of three different, yet equally relentless women – Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort and Anne Neville. In their quest for power, they will scheme, manipulate and seduce their way onto the English throne. The year is 1464, before the Tudor dynasty ruled the country, and war has been ravaging throughout England over who is the rightful King. It is a bitter dispute between two sides of the same family, The House of York and The House of Lancaster. The House of York’s young and handsome Edward IV is crowned King of England with the help of the master manipulator, Lord Warwick “The Kingmaker.” But when Edward falls in love with a beautiful Lancastrian commoner, Elizabeth Woodville, Warwick’s plan to control the throne comes crashing down. A violent, high-stakes struggle ensues between Elizabeth, her most fierce adversary, Lancastrian Margaret Beaufort, and Anne Neville, the pawn in her father’s power game – each woman vying for the crown. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Baggage Claim

Paula Patton leads a hilarious cast in the first-class comedy ‘Baggage Claim‘ that’ll keep you laughing and make your heart soar! Flight attendant Montana Moore (Patton) is smart, sexy and sick of being single. She’s determined to get engaged before her younger sister’s wedding, leaving just 30 days to make her connection. Fortunately, her co-worker crew has cooked up a high-flying scheme for Montana to “accidentally” bump into all her ex-boyfriends, leading to hilarious encounters as she attempts to land the perfect guy. Buy the Blu-ray combo pack right here.

Laverne & Shirley

Join two best friends “doing it their way” with the release of ‘Laverne & Shirley – The Seventh Season,’ now available  on DVD. Starring Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams in their iconic title roles, the latest collection comes packed with special features including a sidesplitting gag reel and episode promos. Follow bright-eyed, naive and demure Shirley Feeney (Williams) and brassy, tough-talking, street smart Laverne De Fazio (Marshall) as they date an array of questionable men, tolerate their dippy, loony neighbors Lenny and Squiggy, and endeavor as always to “make all their dreams come true.” Including all 22 episodes on a three-disc set, Laverne & Shirley – The Seventh Season is a must-own for fans of the beloved classic sitcom. Buy the Season 7 DVD right here.

Million Dollar Baby

“I DON’T TRAIN GIRLS”, trainer Frankie Dunn growls. But something’s different about the spirited boxing hopeful who shows up daily at Dunn’s gym in ‘Million Dollar Baby.’ All she wants is a fighting chance. Clint Eastwood plays Dunn and directs, produces and composes music for this acclaimed, multi-award-winning tale of heart, hope and family. Hilary Swank plays resilient Maggie, determined not to abandon her one dream. And Morgan Freeman is Scrap, gym caretaker and counterpoint to Dunn’s crustiness. Grab your dreams and come out swinging. Buy the 10th Anniversary Blu-ray right here.

Burton and Taylor

Academy Award-nominee and Screen Actor Guild nominee Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech, Sweeney Todd) received a Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal with Dominic West (The Hour, The Wire) of Hollywood’s most famously volatile on-again-off-again couple. Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor had one of the most fascinating, glamorous and tempestuous relationships of the 20th century – the two most famous movie stars of their day who played out every high and low of their love affairs, multiple marriages and divorces right in the public eye. Burton and Taylor follows their private and public relationship played out against their ill-fated appearance in a 1983 revival of Noel Coward’s stage play, Private Lives. Tempestuous, funny, and dripping with diamonds – this is the last battle of the Burtons. Bonus materials include two behind the scenes featurettes: “Setting the Stage” and “Love is the Drug.” Buy the DVD right here.

The Broker’s Man

Featuring fan favorite Kevin Whately (Inspector Morse, Inspector Lewis) and boasting riveting casts and compelling characters, ‘The Broker’s Man, Series 1′ is now available on DVD from Acorn, an RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand. The 1997 BBC series provides an engrossing twist on the ever-popular detective genre with Whately starring as Jimmy Griffin, an ex-detective turned insurance investigator with rakish charm and a wandering eye. This winning British series also stars Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones), Al Hunter Ashton (London’s Burning), Sarah-Jane Potts (Felicity) and Peter Firth (MI-5). In Oct. 2013, series one made its North American premiere on Acorn.TV, RLJ Entertainment’s digital subscription channel and the first British TV focused streaming service. This DVD 2-disc set features three feature-length mysteries. Jimmy Griffin’s cunning and insight are well-suited to the business of exposing con men and other fraudsters. With his police training, he’s able to take on any case, no matter how dangerous. If only he could be as successful in his personal life. Fresh off a divorce from Sally (Annette Ekblom, Holby City) and a breakup with his colleague and mistress, Gabby (Michelle Fairley), Jimmy still hasn’t learned when to stop flirting. As he struggles to rebuild his family, keeping them safe from the perils of his work proves to be his ultimate test. Buy the Series 1 DVD right here.

The Lady Vanishes

A stunning new adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1930s thriller sees a beautiful, spoiled young woman risk her life to solve the mysterious disappearance of a woman on a train. Iris Carr (Tuppence Middleton, Spies of Warsaw) is travelling across Europe by train when she unwittingly becomes embroiled in a sinister Balkan plot. Feeling disorientated after a fall, Iris is befriended by Miss Froy, an elderly English woman sharing her carriage. But when she wakes up from a short sleep, Miss Froy has vanished without a trace. As fellow passengers claim the lady never existed, Iris fights to discover what actually happened – and prove that she’s not going crazy. Buy the DVD right here.

Family Matters

One of TV’s favorite nerds, Steve Urkel (Jaleel White), is back to entertain viewers with the release of ‘Family Matters:  The Complete Fourth Season,’ now available on DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Join the beloved Winslow family and their hilarious, geeky neighbor, Steve Urkel, in a set of 24 delightful episodes from the hit ‘90s series’ fourth season. One of the most touching and memorable comedies to emerge from the 1990s, Family Matters centers on the lives of the Winslows, a multi-generational, middle-class suburban Chicago family and their geeky, teen next door neighbor who is hopelessly smitten with  their daughter. In the fourth season of this enormously popular series, life lessons and laughs go hand-in-hand with the Winslow family and their ever-present neighbor. Steve gets a girlfriend, Myra, (Michelle Thomas, The Young and the Restless) after she manages to successfully woo Steve with her accordion. Carl (Reginald VelJohnson) and Steve compete on American Gladiators in hopes of settling a dispute. Steve literally glues himself to Laura’s (Kellie Shanygne Williams) side…as her dream date is on his way over! Sick of being the only one doing the housework, Harriette (JoMarie Payton-France) goes on strike.  Eddie’s (Darius McCrary) math teacher (Debra Jo Rupp, That ‘70s Show) decides to stop by.  These and several other hilarious episodes promise to captivate viewers of all generations. Whether it’s hilarity on Halloween, a comical crisis on Christmas, a veritable “va-va-voom!” on Valentine’s Day or a memorable moment on a Monday, every day can be a good day with Family Matters. Buy the Season 4 DVD right here.

The Inn of the Sixth Happiness

All her life Englishwoman Gladys Aylward (Ingrid Bergman) knew that China was the place where she belonged in ‘The Inn of Sixth Happiness.’ Not qualified to be sent there as a missionary, Gladys works as a domestic to earn the money to send herself to a poor, remote village. There she eventually lives a full and happy life: running the inn, acting as “foot inspector”, advising the local Mandarin and even winning the heart of mixed race Captain Lin Nan (Curt Jurgens). But Gladys discovers her real destiny when the country is invaded by Japan and the Chinese children need her to save their lives. Based on a true story. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

The Jimmy Stewart Show

James Stewart made a rare sojourn into the world of Situation Comedy on NBC at the dawn of the Seventies. His gift for comedy, on grand cinema display since the dawn of his career, made him a congenial fit for the familial world of episodic comedy. Stewart plays Professor James Howard, an anthropologist struggling to make sense of the generation gap with his college students and just plain struggling to make sense of his own family. Jim and wife Martha are busy raising an eight-year-old, as is their twenty-nine-year-old first born, Peter (James Daly) and his wife, Wendy (Ellen Geer). And “Uncle Teddy” (Dennis Larson) is sure to demand “the proper respect” from his five-day-older nephew, Jake (Kirby Furlong). It’s a good thing Jim has a Nobel Prize-winning best friend, chemistry professor Dr. Luther Quince (John McGiver) to help make sense of the chaos, especially after a house fire forces Peter’s family to move in with Jim’s! Buy the complete series DVD at WBshop.com.

Joanie Loves Chachi

Romance is in the air just in time for Valentine’s Day with the release of ‘Joanie Loves Chachi: The Complete Series,’ now availableon DVD from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution. Starring Scott Baio and Erin Moran in their roles as young teenagers in love, the new collection marks the very first time the series becomes available on DVD. Created by Garry Marshall (Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley) and Lowell Ganz (Laverne & Shirley) ‘Joanie Loves Chachi: The Complete Series’  includes all 17 episodes of the classic show in a three-disc collection. Set in the 1960s, the spin-off to Happy Days follows Joanie Cunningham (Moran) and Chachi Arcola (Baio) as they move to Chicago and start a rock band. Often performing at Chachi’s family’s Italian restaurant, every episode of the beloved TV comedy is filled with romance and unforgettable musical numbers. Buy the complete series DVD right here.

Dr. Kildare

Although not the first actor to don the scrubs of Max Brand’s idealistic young intern, Lew Ayres owned the role for a series of superlative medical dramas that cemented in place all the ample talent that had long been on display, starting with All Quiet on The Western Front (1930). Ayres’ costar, the needs-no-superlatives Lionel Barrymore, who, as the grumpy, garrulous and brilliant Dr. Leonard Gillespie found a regular supporting role that was roomy enough to showcase his prodigious gifts that would continue in a series of flicks even after Ayres departed the title role. Buy the movie collection at WBshop.com.

Ghost Adventures

‘Ghost Adventures’ is a fan favorite that continues to be one of Travel Channel’s highest-rated titles. The ‘Ghost Adventures’ crew – Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin – is back to investigate the scariest, most notorious, haunted places in the world. The trio will interview eyewitnesses and historians at each location, arming themselves with the stories of the ghosts they will later provoke and confront during their dusk-to-dawn lockdowns. Buy the Season 5 DVD right here.

The Divorce

Successful TV anchorwoman, Yolanda Massey (Dawnn Lewis), is celebrating her recent divorce by throwing herself a divorce party with her closest sorority  girlfriends in the new movie ‘The Divorce.’ Coming along for the ride of her hilariously funny, nonsense BFF, Eva (Vanessa Bell Calloway), her younger sister, CeCe (Angeli Conwell), and her younger beau and a handsome ex-husband and you are in for an evening of raucous laughter, heartache and the ultimate surprise. Buy the DVD right here.

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete‘ is now available on DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Digital HD, Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View from Codeblack Films and Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film features an outstanding ensemble cast including 2007 “American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks (Sparkle), Golden Globe and Emmy winner Jeffrey Wright (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and  Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World), with Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) and Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls, 2006) and presents up-and-coming talents Skylan Brooks (General Education) and Ethan Dizon (upcoming Get a Job) as Mister and Pete. The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete is the compelling and emotional story of two inner city kids’ quest for survival and salvation through friendship. One summer in New York City, 13-year-old Mister’s hard-living mother is apprehended by the police, leaving him and 9-year-old Pete to survive alone while dodging Child Protective Services.  Faced with more than any child should be expected to bear, Mister is an unstoppable force against all the challenges and dangers of life in the Brooklyn projects. But what really keeps Mister and Pete in the survival game is Mister’s vulnerability rather than his larger-than-life attitude. Buy the DVD right here.

Monogram Cowboy Collection

Get set for some saddle-bustin’ Wild West action, taking a ride alongside three of Monogram’s most wanted: two-fisted Johnny Mack Brown, cowboy crooner Jimmy Wakely and lash master Whip Wilson. Johnny Mack takes on desperadoes with co-star Raymond Hatton, then pairs up with Jimmy Ellison for a duo of duelers. Next up, Jimmy Wakely serenades us through a pair of pistol plays. Finally, Whip Wilson cracks his way through a crisp quartet of oaters. Notable cowgals coming along for the action in this 3-Disc, 9-Movie roundup include Jennifer Holt, Virginia Herrick and Noel Neill. Collection contains: Johnny Mack Brown in Trigger Fingers (1946), Whistling Hills (1951), Man from the Black Hills (1952); Jimmy Wakely in Saddle Serenade (1945), Across the Rio Grande (1949); Whip Wilson in Gunslingers (1950), Silver Raiders (1950), Arizona Territory (1950) and Lawless Cowboys (1951). Buy the Volume 7 DVD at WBshop.com.

Code Red

In World War II, Stalin created a top secret nerve gas, which went missing shortly after the Battle of Stalingrad. Over seventy years later, the horrific biochemical weapon resurfaces in modern day Bulgaria, turning the local inhabitants into frenzied mutants and causing the dead to rise from the grave. Amidst the chaos, US Special Forces Captain John McGahey (Paul Logan) and NATO Doctor Ana Bennett (Manal El-Feitury) must escape the infected zone before the Code Red alert is raised and everything is destroyed. Now, it’s survival at all costs…and they only have 24 hours to reach freedom. Buy the DVD right here.

Care Bears

Get ready for the Winter Olympics with the young athletes in your life with the release of ‘Care Bears: The Care-a-thon Games,’ now available on DVD, Digital HD, Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Join your favorite Care Bears friends celebrating sportsmanship, friendship and courage in four delightful episodes from the new CGI-animated series “Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-lot,” currently airing on The Hub. Join the Care Bears Care-a-thon Games! After a surprise win at the Bearathon, Funshine Bear gets overly competitive with his friends, and Grumpy Bear and Cheer Bear pair up for the Belly Badge Treasure Hunt with disastrous results! Wonderheart Bear helps a friend find her courage during a loud Crackle Storm. And when Grumpy finds himself in a sticky situation, the bears pitch in to get him un-stuck! Get your game face on and join the Care Bears in these fun, sports-themed adventures from Care-a-lot. Buy the Care-a-thon Games DVD right here.

A Case of You

A shy guy goes to extremes to impress the girl of his dreams in the IFC Films theatrical release ‘A Case of You,’ a witty romantic comedy starring Justin Long, who makes his debut as screenwriter and producer. Directed by Kat Coiro (And While We Were Here), it is now available on Blu-ray and DVD from IFC Films. Young Brooklyn writer Sam (Justin Long, Going the Distance, He’s Just Not That Into You, Drag Me to Hell) works for publisher Alan (Vince Vaughn, Anchorman, Wedding Crashers) passionlessly cranking out novelizations of junk movies like Teen Vampire. But his real creative challenge comes when he falls for Birdie (Evan Rachel Wood, The Ides of March, Mildred Pierce, Across the Universe), the cute and quirky barista at his local coffee shop (her creepy co-worker is played by Peter Dinklage of Game of Thrones). When his conventional attempts to woo Birdie crash and burn, Sam takes his efforts online, creating an Internet profile hugely embellished with all of the details that would make him Birdie’s dream guy: ballroom dancing, rock climbing, culinary skill, and a seemingly endless, escalating series of wacky and unlikely hobbies. When the harebrained scheme is a surprise success and Birdie falls for his exaggerated alter ego, Sam must keep up the act or lose his dream girl forever. A fresh take on romance in the digital age, ‘A Case of You’ is a funny and heartwarming exploration of the ridiculous things we do for love. Its superb cast also includes Sam Rockwell, Sienna Miller, Brendan Fraser, Peter Billingsley, Busy Philipps and Keir O’Donnell, who co-wrote the screenplay along with Justin Long and his brother Christian Long. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Witchboard/Night of the Demons

Horror movie enthusiasts and loyal fans are invited to join the magic circle and journey into the world filled with ancient dark rituals, spine-chilling suspense and blood-curdling terror with the release of two of Director Kevin S. Tenney’s creepy supernatural ‘80s cult hits ‘Night of the Demons’ Collector’s Edition and ‘Witchboard’ on home entertainment shelves. Featuring a generous dose of gore and violence, ‘Night of the Demons’ stars William Gallo (Crash), Hal Havins (Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama), Mimi Kinkade (Night of the Demons II & III), Cathy Podewell (Dallas), scream queen Linnea Quigley (Return of the Living Dead) and Jill Terashita (Sleepaway Camp III).  The highly popular ‘80s paranormal thriller ‘Witchboard’ boasts an all-star cast of Todd Allen (Django Unchained), Tawny Kitaen (Bachelor Party), Stephen Nichols (House), Kathleen Wilhoite (ER), Burke Byrnes (Child’s Play 3) with special appearance by legendary actress Rose Marie. The collector’s edition of ‘Night of the Demons’ contains the complete unrated version of the movie for widescreen movie presentation, haunting bonus content and a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible cover wrap with original theatrical key art and more. Buy the ‘Witchboard’ Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here and the ‘Night of the Demons’ Collector’s Edition Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Lalaloopsy

The Lalas are bringing their special skills to DVD for the first time with four exciting adventures in ‘Lalaloopsy: Friends are Sew Special’. Take a trip to Lalaloopsy Land and overcome obstacles with over an hour of magical fun. Take a trip to Lalaloopsy Land and overcome obstacles with over an hour of magical fun. And for a limited time, you’ll get a “Sew Cute Lacing Kit” inside, which includes laces, stickers and different pattern cards to design. Lalaloopsy is an animated adventure series starring the Lalaloopsy friends, who magically came to life once their last stitch was sewn. Buy the Friends Are Sew Special DVD right here.

Off the Hook

When landing the world’s most extreme catch, anything goes for world-renowned wrestler “Showtime” Eric Young. From bass fishing on water skis and fishing for sharks with pantyhose, to handfishing with bikini-clad legends in Tennessee, ‘Off the Hook’ guarantees a wild, unforgettable experience on the water. Throughout all ten episodes of “hey-ya’-ll-watch-this” collection,” Eric Young never fails to put the “Show” in “Showtime” or the “Extreme” in “Extreme Catch.” Buy the Extreme Catches DVD right here.

Finding Faith

The Garrett family leads a picture perfect life in their small town.  They are financially secure, their two children excel academically, socially and spiritually and they spread a contagious kindness throughout their community.  But when 14-year-old Faith Garrett is abducted, their strength is put to the test as they struggle to find their missing daughter. Actor and child advocate Erik Estrada (“Chips”, The Cross and the Switchblade) stars in this ripped-from-the-headlines story inspired by a compilation of actual events that Sheriff Mike Brown has investigated through his Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.  Made to inform parents, educators and concerned citizens on how children are being targeted, this powerful, cautionary tale should be mandatory viewing for every family. Buy the DVD right here.

Pit Stop

Inspired by the overlooked gas stations and rest stops of the Texas highways, award-winning Writer/Director Yen Tan’s (Ciao, Happy Birthday), minimalist drama ‘Pit Stop’ is now available on DVD from Wolfe Video. Illustrating the parallel lives of two gay men living in a small rural town, the film stars Bill Heck (TV’s “Pan Am”) as Gabe and Marcus DeAnda (K-11) as Ernesto, who are both searching for love when they fortuitously cross paths at the local gas station.  Amy Seimetz (HBO’s “Family Tree”) plays Gabe’s ex-wife, with Alfredo Maduro (Twiharder) as Ernesto’s former lover, both of whom still factor into their former partner’s lives. ‘Pit Stop’ is nominated for the John Cassavetes Award at the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards, given to the best feature made for under $500,000.  Filmed on location in Austin, Bastrop, Dripping Springs, and Lockhart, Texas, ‘Pit Stop’ was developed with the assistance of Austin Film Society, Outfest Screenwriting Lab, and the Vilcek Foundation and had its world premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.  Bonus features include two commentary tracks, the first with Tan, Heck and DeAnda, the second with Tan, Producer Kelly Williams, Cinematographer HutcH and Editor Don Swaynos. During its run on the film festival circuit, ‘Pit Stop’ garnered numerous awards, including the Texas Grand Jury Prize at the 2013 Dallas International Film Festival, the Louis LeQuire Award for Best Screenplay at the 2013 Nashville Film Festival, the HBO Film Award for Best Full Length Feature at the 2013 Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, and Bill Heck and Marcus DeAnda shared the Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film at the 2013 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival. In addition, the film was an official selection at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, the 2013 SXSW Film Festival, and Frameline37 – San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, as well as the centerpiece film at the 2013 Toronto Inside Out Festival. Buy the DVD right here.

Pride and Perseverance

Celebrate Black History Month with the inspiring stories of the African-American athletes who paved the way for today’s MLB stars in ‘Pride and Perseverance: The Story of the Negro Leagues,’ now available on DVD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Produced by Major League Baseball Productions and narrated by Hall of Famer Dave Winfield, this special chronicles the courage and achievements of baseball’s groundbreaking players.  Featuring rare footage from the early 20th century, ‘Pride and Perseverance: The Story of the Negro Leagues’ highlights the triumphs and challenges of players including Jackie Robinson and many others. Despite its popularity and wealth of talent, the history of the Negro Leagues has not been well-documented. ‘Pride and Perseverance: The Story of the Negro Leagues’ sheds light on this period and shows how it laid the groundwork for today’s African-American players in Major League Baseball. These extraordinary stories illustrate the birth of the Negro Leagues and depict both the struggles endured and milestones achieved by its players. No baseball fan should miss the gripping tale of these unsung heroes. Buy the Story of the Negro Leagues DVD right here.

House of Versace

Gina Gershon stars as famed fashion designer Donatella Versace in the riveting Lifetime Original Movie ‘House of Versace,’ now available on DVD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Filled with intrigue and drama, the film is based on Wall Street Journal reporter Deborah Ball’s book House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder, and Survival and details the fall and rise of the Versace empire following the death of Gianni Versace.  House of Versace also stars Racquel Welch (The Three Musketeers), Enrico Colantoni (TV’s “Just Shoot Me”) and Colm Feore (Thor). The Lifetime Original Movie House of Versace is the story of fashion icon Donatella Versace (Gershon) and her triumph over tragedy following the death of her brother, Gianni Versace (Colantoni). Buy the DVD right here.

Geronimo Stilton

As everyone’s favorite mouse hero celebrates 10 years in print as part of Scholastic’s hit book series, get set for more of his fabu-mouse adventures and loads of laughter with four action-packed episodes in ‘Geronimo Stilton: Intrigue on the Rodent Express and Other Adventures.’ The famous New Mouse City journalist, best-selling author and editor for the big city daily, “The Rodent’s Gazette”, would prefer to do nothing more than to live a quiet life, yet, somehow, adventure always finds Geronimo and his pals.  With his younger sister Thea, cousin Trap, favorite nephew Benjamin and sometimes Aunt Sweetfur, Geronimo is launched into exciting capers filled with hilarious hijinks and far-flung antics that take them all around the world in search of the next big scoop. From the lead story, “Intrigue on the Rodent Express”, when the reclusive Mouseharishi grants an interview to our intrepid reporter through several additional adventures, celebrate a decade of Geronimo Stilton with this new, Dove-approved DVD perfect for the whole family. Buy the Intrigue on the Rodent Express and Other Adventures DVD right here.

Blood Brother

‘Blood Brother’ won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for U.S. Documentary at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, and was named Top Ten Hot Docs Audience Favorite during its successful festival run. Rocky went to India as a disillusioned tourist, dissatisfied with his life in America, with no close family of his own. When he met a group of children with HIV, he decided to stay and devote his life to them. To the children, he becomes “Rocky Anna,” or brother. Despite formidable challenges, his playful spirit and determination in the face of despair proves to be an invaluable resource. Buy the DVD right here.