It’s been nearly two years since Sherlock Holmes seemingly fell to his death in the epic second season finale of ‘Sherlock,’ and since then all anyone has wanted to know is: how did he survive? The question is finally answered when London’s greatest consulting detective returns in Sherlock: Season Three, now available on Blu-ray and DVD from BBC Home Entertainment. Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch, Star Trek: Into Darkness, 12 Years a Slave) and Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman, The Hobbit, The World’s End) reteam in three brand new action-packed adventures of the Emmy-nominated series. So… how did Sherlock do it? And how will John take the news that his best friend faked his own death? The first episode of this new series, “The Empty Hearse,” picks up two years after the devastating effects of The Reichenbach Fall. Dr. John Watson has got on with his life – a new job, a new romance and a comforting domestic future beckon. But with London under threat of a huge terrorist attack, Sherlock Holmes is about to rise from the grave with all the theatricality that comes so naturally to him. It’s what Watson wanted more than anything, but if Sherlock thinks everything will be just as he left it, he’s in for a very big surprise…In the second episode, The Sign of Three, Sherlock faces his biggest challenge of all – delivering a Best Man’s speech on John’s wedding day. But all isn’t quite as it seems – mortal danger stalks the reception, and someone might not make it to the happy couple’s first dance. And in the final episode of this new series, His Last Vow, a case of stolen letters leads Sherlock Holmes into a long conflict with Charles Augustus Magnussen, the Napoleon of blackmail, and the one man he truly hates. But how do you tackle a foe who knows the personal weakness of every person of importance in the Western world? This contemporary re-imagining of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic, co-created by Steven Moffat (Doctor Who) and Mark Gatiss (The League of Gentlemen), also stars Rupert Graves (The White Queen) as Inspector Lestrade, Una Stubbs (Till Death Us Do Part) as Mrs Hudson, Amanda Abbington (Mr. Selfridge) as Mary Morstan, Louise Brealey (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) as Molly Hooper, and Mark Gatiss as Mycroft Holmes. Buy the Season 3 Blu-ray right here.
The Jungle Book
Disney’s Jumpin’ Jungle Classic has never looked so lush or sounded so good! Beloved characters, swinging music and new behind-the-scenes bonus features make this Diamond Edition Blu-ray of ‘The Jungle Book’ a must-have for every family’s classic collection. Meet the most unforgettable characters and embark on a thrilling adventure with Mowgli as he journeys deep into the jungle and learns “The Bare Necessities” of life from happy-go-lucky Baloo the bear. Meet Bagheera, the wise old panther, and crazy King Louie, the orangutan. But watch out for the cunning tiger Shere Khan and Kaa, the ssssneakiest snake in the jungle. Explore your family’s wild side as you venture into ‘The Jungle Book’ for extraordinary adventures and a heartwarming tale that celebrates the true meaning of friendship. Voice talent includes: Phil Harris (Robin Hood, The Aristocats) as Baloo the Bear; Sebastian Cabot (The Sword and the Stone, Winnie the Pooh) as Bagheera the Panther; Bruce Reitherman (Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree) as Mowgli the Man Cub; George Sanders (All About Eve, Rebecca) as Shere Khan the Tiger; Sterling Halloway (The Aristocats, Alice in Wonderland) as Kaa the Snake; J. Pat O’Malley (Robin Hood, Mary Poppins) as Col. Hathi the Elephant/Buzzie; and Louis Prima (The Continental Twist Hey Boy! Hey Girl!) as King Louie of the Apes. Buy the Diamond Edition Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.
Secrets can be deadly in this suspenseful thriller about undercover Russian spies in 1980s Washington. Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell) seem to be a typical suburban couple, but they’re actually lethal KGB agents plotting to bring down America. As the Cold War escalates, Philip and Elizabeth must take extreme measures to continue their mission and keep their true identities hidden. But when an FBI agent moves in across the street, they become ensnared in a pulse-pounding game of cat and mouse. Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.
Produced by Golden Globe winners Tony Scott (Unstoppable,Cyrus) and Ridley Scott (Prometheus, American Gangster), Kennedy’s legacy lives on 50 years later as National Geographic’s ‘Killing Kennedy’ is now available on Blu-ray and DVD February 11 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment – timed to President’s Day. Showcasing a phenomenal cast including Rob Lowe as John F. Kennedy, Will Rothhaar as Lee Harvey Oswald, Michelle Trachtenberg as Marina Oswald, and Ginnifer Goodwin as Jackie Kennedy, ‘Killing Kennedy’ is based on The New York Times best-selling novel. The film traces the chilling events leading up to the gunshot heard around the world: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas in 1963. As John F. Kennedy (Lowe) rises to become U.S. president, a former Marine grows disillusioned with America. But when their paths ultimately cross, the course of history is changed forever in a chilling aftermath. ‘Killing Kennedy’ chronicles one of the most beloved United States Presidents, John F. Kennedy, and the shocking story of his assassination. The movie premiered on the National Geographic Channel and was seen by more than 3.4 million people, making it the most-watched broadcast in the network’s history. This epic journey is the second in a trilogy of books written by Bill O’Reilly and his researcher and partner Martin Dugard that have been adapted for the screen with National Geographic and Scott Free Productions. The first release in the trilogy was “Killing Lincoln,” a powerful display of the outrageous events surrounding the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. The final instalment in the trilogy is “Killing Jesus,” which follows the events leading up to the crucifixion. The ‘Killing Kennedy’ Blu-ray and DVD are loaded with never-before-seen special features that go even deeper into the conspiracy that shook the nation including an extended feature; behind-the-scenes featurettes, as well as an exclusive interview with author Bill O’Reilly. Buy the Blu-ray right here
Hetty Wainthrop Investigates
Starring fan favorite Patricia Routledge (Keeping Up Appearances) as Hetty Wainthropp, a working-class housewife turned private eye in these lighthearted mysteries, ‘Hetty Wainthropp Investigates: The Complete Collection’ is now available on DVD from Acorn, an RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand. Broadcast on PBS’s Mystery! in the mid-1990s, this complete collection captures Hetty’s sleuthing career in one set, bringing together all 27 episodes from the series’ four-season run—including episodes not seen on the PBS Mystery! broadcast. Her old-fashioned common sense and unfailing compassion make Hetty a detective to be reckoned with—and to cherish. Re-issues of Series 1-4 are simultaneously being released as individual DVD 3-Disc sets. Acclaimed actress Patricia Routledge brings her genius for wry comedy and warmhearted drama to the role of housewife-turned-private-investigator Hetty Wainthropp. Like an earthier Miss Marple, Hetty applies her seasoned intuition and fierce moral compass to the job of righting wrongs in England’s towns and villages. With the support of her teenaged sidekick, Geoffrey (Dominic Monaghan, Lost, The Lord of the Rings trilogy), and devoted husband, Robert (Derek Benfield, Rumpole of the Bailey), she grows from a most unlikely sleuth into an experienced and respected detective. Buy the complete collection DVD right here.
Action icon and Academy Award nominee Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones franchise, Star Wars franchise, Best Actor, Witness, 1985), Asa Butterfield (Hugo), Academy Award nominee Hailee Steinfeld (Best Supporting Actress, True Grit, 2010), two-time Academy Award nominee Viola Davis (Best Supporting Actress, Doubt, 2008; Best Actress, The Help, 2011), Academy Award nominee Abigail Breslin (Best Supporting Actress, Little Miss Sunshine, 2006) and Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley (Best Actor, Gandhi, 1982) star in the epic adventure ‘Ender’s Game,’ now available on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View. Based on the award-winning best-selling novel by Orson Scott Card, and written and directed for the screen by Gavin Hood (Rendition, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Tsotsi), ‘Ender’s Game’ is a visually stunning and thrilling film that has been 28 years in the making. In the near future, a hostile alien race called the Formics has attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham (Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Hyrum Graff (Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young children to find the next great leader. Ender Wiggin (Butterfield), a shy, but strategically brilliant boy is pulled out of his school to join the elite. Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult war games, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers. Ender is soon ordained by Graff as the military’s next great hope, resulting in his promotion to Command School. Once there, he’s trained by Mazer Rackham, himself, to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.
All is Lost
Highly acclaimed survival drama ‘All Is Lost‘ is now available on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), and Digital HD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Academy Award winner Robert Redford (Best Directing, Ordinary People, 1980) delivers a commanding solo performance as a man who must battle to survive after his boat is wrecked in the open seas. Written and directed by J.C. Chandor, the Oscar-nominated writer of Margin Call, All Is Lost is an enthralling story of one man’s courage and perseverance against all odds. Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face. The Blu-ray and DVD include audio commentary by the director and producers as well as captivating, in-depth behind-the-scenes featurettes including a look at the film’s director, star, music and more. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.
‘Dallas‘ said goodbye to one of the most iconic television villains of all time, J.R. Ewing, devilishly brought to life by series star Larry Hagman, in the second season of this TNT series. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group has released Season 2 on DVD, in advance of the premiere of the third season on TNT. This four-disc DVD collector’s set features all 15 episodes from the second season, plus over 3.5 hours of exclusive bonus features, including an exclusive interview with the late Larry Hagman, an extended-cut episode with never-before-seen footage from J.R. Ewing’s funeral, a cast and crew tribute to Hagman, and more. In season two of Dallas, J.R. Ewing takes his last breath under very suspicious circumstances, but not before stirring up a season’s worth of Texas-size trouble. J.R. deviously guides his son, John Ross (Josh Henderson), in stealing the family business from Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe) and Bobby (Patrick Duffy), while the ladies take their own sides. Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) runs for governor, Ann (Brenda Strong) takes aim at her ex, Harris (Mitch Pileggi), and Pamela (Julie Gonzalo) and Elena (Jordana Brewster) prove that being beautiful and fighting dirty sometimes go hand in hand. Plus, Elena’s brother, Drew (Kuno Becker), and Ann’s long-lost daughter, Emma (Emma Bell), add their own agendas to life at Southfork. Even after J.R. and his Stetson are laid to rest, he’s still calling the shots, bequeathing a legacy he calls his “masterpiece,” which leaves the normally unshakable Ewing family in shock. It’s a season of must-see drama. Buy the Season 2 DVD right here.
Celebrated and adored by millions, she was the Queen of people’s hearts, yet the bittersweet story of the last man to truly capture hers has never been told…until now. Taking audiences into the private realm of one of the world’s most iconic and inescapably public women, the Princess of Wales (two-time Oscar nominee Naomi Watts) in the last two years of her meteoric life, ‘Diana‘ — the eagerly anticipated Entertainment One (eOne) 2013 theatrical release — now available on Blu-ray DVD and Digital Download. Sixteen years after her sudden death, acclaimed director Oliver Hirschbiegel (the Oscar-nominated Downfall) explores Diana’s secret love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan (Naveen Andrews, “Lost,” The English Patient), the human complications of which reveal the Princess’s climactic days in a compelling new light. Hirschbiegel directed from a screenplay by award-winning playwright Stephen Jeffreys, inspired by the book Diana: Her Last Love by Kate Snell, which was in turn drawn from extensive interviews with close friends and confidantes. The result is a window into the tumultuous, change-filled period from 1995-1997, in the wake of Diana’s shattering divorce from Prince Charles, and at the moment when she stood on the cusp of a different life, evolving into a global humanitarian, a master of maneuvering fame and becoming her own woman. Buy the Blu-ray right here.
Breaking Glass Pictures and Rough Diamond Productions are proud to announce the release of Bernard Rose’s ‘2 Jacks,’ now available on DVD and produced by Julia Verdin. Based on Tolstoy’s short story “The Two Hussars,” the modernized film is Rose’s fourth Tolstoy adaptation. ’2 Jacks’ had its world premiere at the Montreal World Film Festival. ‘2 Jacks‘ is a fast-paced, glamorous and romantic vision of Hollywood now and then. Legendary film director Jack Hussar (Danny Huston, “American Horror Story: Coven”, The Aviator, Children of Men), notorious gambler and womanizer, returns to LA to raise financing for his next film. In a whirlwind night on the town, Jack seduces the stunning Diana (Sienna Miller, The Girl, Stardust, Factory Girl), hits some wild industry parties, narrowly escapes a brush with the law, before playing a high-stakes poker game at dawn. Years later, Jack Hussar Jr. (Jack Huston, HBO’s hit series “Boardwalk Empire”, Kill Your Darlings) arrives in Hollywood for his directorial debut, and an older Diana (Jacqueline Bisset, Casino Royale, Airport, “Nip/Tuck”) finds her daughter falling for her former lover’s son. Supporting cast includes Billy Zane (Titanic), Izabella Miko (Yellow, Clash of the Titans), Lydia Hearst (The Last International Playboy, “Mistresses”), Jamie Harris (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, “Magic City”) and Richard Portnow (Hitchcock). Buy the DVD right here.
In 2070, Earth’s weather is controlled with ease from the Moon. When the TARDIS arrives at the Moonbase, the Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton), along with his friends Polly, Ben and Jamie, is accused of starting a plague that is killing off the base’s crew. It’s not long, however, before the time travelers discover the true cause of the deaths – a powerful, unstoppable race that the Doctor has met before: the Cybermen. This digitally remastered classic Second Doctor adventure is complete at last with two animated episodes, and comes with bonus material including Audio Commentary, “Lunar Landing” making-of featurette, photo gallery and more. Buy The Moonbase DVD right here.
‘Austenland‘, the delightful romantic comedy starring Golden Globe winner Keri Russell (TV’s “Americans”), is now available on Blu-ray and DVDfrom Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Shannon Hale, ‘Austenland’ presents a modern twist on the timeless tales of Jane Austen’s romance novels. The imaginative romantic comedy focuses on a woman named Jane (Russell), who is obsessed with the Regency era and the famed author’s fiction. ‘Austenland’ premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and the film not only celebrates Austen, but also reminds us of her iconic work in the year (2013) that marks the 200th anniversary of her first publication of “Pride and Prejudice.” Austen enthusiasts everywhere can explore Austenland’ further with the Filmmaker Commentary included on the Blu-ray™ and DVD, featuring Jerusha Hess (co-writer of Napoleon Dynamite) in her directorial debut, as well as producer Stephenie Meyer (Twilight franchise). Also included is a cast Q&A on the making of the film, featuring the ensemble cast, including Keri Russell, JJ Feild (Captain America), Academy Award winner Bret McKenzie (Best Original Song, The Muppets, 2011), Jennifer Coolidge (American Pie, Legally Blonde), Georgia King (TV’s “The New Normal”), Ricky Whittle (TV’s “Single Ladies”), James Callis (TV’s “Battlestar Galactica”) and two-time Golden Globe winner Jane Seymour (TV’s “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”). Directed by Jerusha Hess from a screenplay by Hess and Shannon Hale, based on Hale’s novel. Produced by Stephenie Meyer, Gina Mingacci and Meghan Hibbett and executive produced by Dan Levinson and Robert Fernandez. Jane Hayes’s (Keri Russell) adoration of all things Jane Austen is complicating her love life. Determined to be the heroine of her own story, Jane spends her life savings on a trip to Austenland, an eccentric resort where guests experience complete immersion in the Regency era. Armed with her bonnet, corset and needlepoint, Jane strives to avoid spinsterhood…but has a difficult time determining where fantasy ends and real life—and maybe even love—begins. Jennifer Coolidge (Legally Blonde) and Jane Seymour (Wedding Crashers) also star in this charming romantic comedy. Buy the Blu-ray right here.
The wild—and wildly popular—History show returns with the release of ‘Swamp People: Season 4,’ now available on DVD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The #1 show in its time period among all key demos, the Swamp People Season 4 premiere drew 4.7 million total viewers. After a hurricane hits the bayou, the swampers’ territory is invaded by two new hunters who challenge Troy Landry’s status as King of the Swamp and the crews embark on new danger-filled expeditions in search of bigger gators and better hauls. Arriving just in time for the Season 5 on-air premiere, the Swamp People: Season 4 six-disc DVD set, included five bonus webisodes. In Season 4, the resolute crews face wild weather, a ticking clock and life-threatening feats. While surrounding states are knee-deep in drought and dehydration, the swampers once again wade through the Atchafalaya waters as Hurricane Isaac hits on gator season’s opening day. Dropping temperatures spur prematurely hatched eggs and early retreat for alligators. With the ultimate goal of bigger gators and higher profits, the hunters remain true to their resourceful Cajun traditions while employing newfangled and unconventional baiting techniques. Buy the Season 4 DVD right here.
How I Live Now
Directed by Academy Award-winner Kevin MacDonald (Marley, State of Play, The Last King of Scotland) and starring Oscar-nominee Saoirse Ronan (The Host, Hanna, The Way Back, The Lovely Bones, Atonement), the thought-provoking and engrossing drama ‘How I Live Now’ is now available on Blu-ray and DVD from Magnolia Home Entertainment. Based on the award-winning young adult novel by Megan Rosoff, How I Live Now was co-written by BAFTA Award winners Jeremy Brock (The Eagle, The Last King of Scotland) and Tony Grisoni (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas). The film tells the story of an American teenager who must fend for herself when a new world war breaks out while she is on holiday in the UK. Set in the bucolic English countryside, How I Live Now explores themes of survival, self-sufficiency and love. Set in the near-future UK, Saoirse Ronan plays Daisy, an American teenager sent to stay with relatives in the English countryside. Initially withdrawn and alienated, she begins to warm up to her charming surroundings, and strikes up a romance with the handsome Edmund (George MacKay). But on the fringes of their idyllic summer days are tense news reports of an escalating conflict in Europe. As the UK falls into a violent, chaotic military state, Daisy finds herself hiding and fighting to survive. Buy the Blu-ray right here.
Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth
Controversial and charismatic former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson bares it all in ‘Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth,’ his hit one-man stage show directed by Academy Award Nominee and personal friend Spike Lee (Do the Right Thing, HBO’s When the Leeves Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts). ‘Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth’ is now available on DVD with Digital Copy (timed to Black History Month) and includes “Conversations,” a featurette including interviews with Lee and Tyson, along with executive producer/writer Kiki Tyson and executive producer Jon Kilik, that discuss the story behind Undisputed Truth. Raw, honest, powerful and full of humor, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth features “Iron Mike” recounting his life’s highs and lows in his signature candid style. Filmed before a live audience at Broadway’s Imperial Theatre in New York City, this HBO Films presentation finds Tyson opening up about his troubled youth, landmark boxing career, key people in his life, controversies, time in prison, self-examination, family and new beginnings. Earlier this year, Tyson wrapped a ten-week U.S. tour of Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, which ran on Broadway the previous summer, both directed by Lee. He will perform the show overseas through spring 2014. Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth is executive produced by Spike Lee, Mike Tyson, Kiki Tyson, Jon Kilik and James Nederlander; directed by Spike Lee; written by Kiki Tyson. Buy the DVD right here.
A Night in the Woods
When three friends go hiking, jealousies, sexual tensions and strained relationships come to a head, turning what should have been a peaceful camping adventure into a terror trip. As collective paranoia reaches a fever pitch it becomes clear that there is a much darker force at work in their ancient eerie surroundings. Who or what is after them? And can any one of them survive a night in the woods? Buy the Blu-ray right here.
The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box
Ancient mysteries. Powerful evil. And a fearless hero’s quest through a fantastical realm of steam-powered wonders and sinister magic … In ‘The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box,’ seventeen-year-old Mariah Mundi’s life is turned upside down when his parents vanish and his younger brother is kidnapped. Following a trail of clues to the darkly majestic Prince Regent Hotel, Mariah discovers a hidden realm of child-stealing monsters, deadly secrets and a long-lost artifact that grants limitless wealth – but also devastating supernatural power. With the fate of his world, and his family at stake, Mariah will risk everything to unravel the Curse of the Midas Box. Buy the Blu-ray right here.
Meet ‘Wadjda,’ a little girl with big dreams who is determined to challenge traditional women’s roles in modern-day Saudi Arabia. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has released this groundbreaking film on Blu-ray Combo Pack. In the spirit of its tenacious title character, ‘Wadjda’ is the first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, and was written and directed by Haifaa Al Mansour, Saudi Arabia’s first female filmmaker. It is also Saudi Arabia’s submission in the Foreign Language Category for the 2014 Academy Awards, marking the first time that the country will be competing for the prestigious nomination. This Sony Pictures Classics film is also nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature and stars newcomer Waad Mohammed as Wadjda, as well as popular Saudi television star Reem Abdullah in her first feature film role as Wadjda’s sympathetic but cautious mother. ‘Wadjda’ took the prize for Best International Feature at the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival, as well as three awards at the 2012 Venice Film Festival, including the Cinema for Peace prize. The National Board of Review honored ‘Wadjda’ with its “Freedom of Expression” award. It was also an official selection at the Telluride, Tribeca and Toronto Film Festivals. Additionally, the film has received widespread critical acclaim, with Los Angeles Times’s Kenneth Turan calling the film “a huge triumph for its female director … a remarkable film twice over.” The Playlist’s Oliver Lyttelton concurred, calling it “One of the best films of the year! Something close to a miracle.” Special features on the Combo Pack will include a commentary with Writer/Director Haifaa Al Mansour, a making-of featurette and a director’s guild Q&A with Al Mansour. ‘Wadjda,’ a fun-loving 10-year-old girl living in Saudi Arabia, has her heart set on a beautiful new bicycle. However, her mother won’t allow it, fearing repercussions from a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl’s virtue. Determined to turn her dreams into reality and buy the bike on her own, Wadjda uncovers the contradictions and opportunities in her world. Hilarious, heartbreaking and inspiring all at once, this groundbreaking film has charmed critics and audiences all over the globe. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.
The Red Skelton Show
Counted among America’s great comedians, Red Skelton’s incomparable charm has entertained audiences for decades. His Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning show showcased memorable characters such Clem Kadiddlehopper, San Fernando Red and Freddie the Freeloader, as well as a cavalcade of guest stars including Jackie Gleason, Arthur Godfrey, Danny Thomas and Angela Cartwright. This two disc set features 16 episodes previously unreleased on DVD, as well as two bonus episodes with celebrity guest hosts. With hours of timeless entertainment suitable for all ages, this all-new collection of this classic American show is now available on home entertainment shelves nationwide. Whether on stage or on the radio; in the movies or on his hit television show; Red Skelton’s incomparable charm was always evident. Many of Hollywood’s biggest stars lined up to appear on his hit television show, entertaining in funny skits with Skelton week after week, year after year. This collection of episodes from The Red Skelton Show showcases the trademark wit and warmth of a comedic pioneer. The Red Skelton Show: The Lost Episodes is sure to delight both lifelong fans and those discovering his talents for the first time. Buy the Lost Episodes DVD right here.
Sorority Party Massacre
Beautiful sorority babes. An isolated island with nowhere to hide. A crazed killer targeting them one-by-one. Ah, the joys of higher learning… ‘Sorority Party Massacre,’ a master class in girls, gore, carnage and comedy, is now available on DVD. An isolated town full of sexy college girls has a dangerous secret: one girl has gone missing each year for the last 20 years. A big-city cop, in danger of losing his badge, agrees to aid the town’s sheriff in investigating these unsolved disappearances. Quickly they realize that they are dealing with a psychotic killer whose brilliance has been twisted into a taste for terror, torture and sorority sister torment. But when this party gets started, who will graduate – and who will be held back? Directed by Chris W. Freeman and Justin Jones, and featuring a headline cast including Tom Downey (Mirror Image), Kevin Sorbo (“Hercules: The Legendary Journeys”), Ed O’Ross (“Six Feet Under”), Leslie Easterbrook (The Devil’s Rejects), Richard Moll (“Cold Case”), adult film legend Ron Jeremy and new Scream Queens Marissa Skell, Eve Mauro and Yvette Yates, Sorority Party Massacre teaches old school terror exploitation. This party is comedy camp at its shocking, slashing, sexy best! Buy the DVD right here.
A teenager comes to the distressing realization that she is a ghost, and must save others from the fate that befell her years earlier, in the eerie horror thriller ‘Haunter.’ The latest film from scare master Vincenzo Natali is now available on Blu-ray and DVD via IFC Midnight and MPI Media Group. Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine, August: Osage County, Zombieland) stars in director Vincenzo Natali’s (Splice, Cube, ABCs of Death 2) unique take on the traditional haunted house story. In 1986, 15-year-old Lisa (Breslin) and her family died in their home under sinister circumstances. Unable to move on, their spirits have continued to roam the house. And for nearly 30 years, they have had to live the same miserable day over and over, never thinking they’re anything but alive. But now, Lisa has started noticing things that make her believe that she and her uncomprehending family are in fact ghosts. On top of that, she realizes that she must reach out from beyond the grave to help her living counterpart Olivia and her family avoid the same gruesome fate that Lisa and her loved ones suffered all those years ago. Uniquely unsettling and shocking, ‘Haunter’ is a one-of-a-kind reverse ghost story that chills long after the final frame. Veteran actor Stephen McHattie co-stars as the sinister Pale Man, along with Eleanor Zichy (TV’s “Skins”), Peter Outerbridge (Silent Hill: Revelation), Michelle Nolden (RED) and David Hewlett (Rise of the Planet of the Apes). Buy the Blu-ray right here.
The Armstrong Lie
Academy Award winner Alex Gibney (Best Documentary, Taxi to the Dark Side, 2008) documents the shocking, untold story of ex-cyclist Lance Armstrong’s improbable rise and scandalous fall from grace in ‘The Armstrong Lie,’ now available on Blu-ray and DVD with Digital UltraViolet from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. In 2009, Gibney was given unprecedented access to both the Tour de France and Armstrong, one of the most prominent figures in sports, to document the athlete’s return to cycling following his 2005 retirement. However, after years of denying allegations of doping and condemning ex-cyclists who were guilty of using performance-enhancing drugs, Armstrong became the center of a federal criminal investigation and an investigation by the US Anti-Doping Agency. As a result, the “ultimate comeback story” came to a halt. In October 2012, Armstrong admitted to doping to the inner circle of filmmakers he had come to know over the years. Given this new information, the filmmakers decided that instead of chronicling the athlete’s comeback, ‘The Armstrong Lie’ would be filled with new interviews from Armstrong himself, his former teammates, as well as cycling experts, emerging as an insider’s view and chronicle of Armstrong’s collapse. Shortly thereafter, as part of the new film, Armstrong confessed to doping before the world in a January 2013 interview with Oprah Winfrey. The Blu-ray and DVD include exclusive commentary from the Director, as well as a Q&A with Gibney, Frank Marshall, Bill Strickland, Jonathan Vaughters and Betsy Andreu. Both releases also come with more than 40 minutes of deleted scenes. In 2009, Academy Award winning director Alex Gibney was hired to make a film about Lance Armstrong’s comeback to cycling. The project was shelved when the doping scandal erupted, and re-opened after Armstrong’s confession. ‘The Armstrong Lie’ picks up in 2013 after Armstrong was stripped of his 7 Tour de France titles, and presents a riveting, insider’s view of the unraveling of the greatest deception in sports history. The film is produced Alex Gibney, Academy Award nominee Frank Marshall (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Seabiscuit, The Sixth Sense, The Color Purple, Raiders of the Lost Ark) and Matt Tolmach (The Amazing Spider-Man). Beth Howard and Brett Banks served as co-producers. Buy the Blu-ray right here.
Power Rangers Zeo
Join the Power Rangers as they face off against the dreaded villains King Mondo and Queen Machina, a malevolent pair who rule over their Machine Empire, with the release of ‘Power Rangers Zeo, Volume 2,’ a 3-DVD box set that contains the final 25 episodes of the series. The fearsome empire full of robots is menacing enough to scare Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa into fleeing with their forces, abandoning the Moon to these metallic conquerors. Joined by their bratty offspring Prince Sprocket, King Mondo and Queen Machina command a fearless army of Cogs, relentless robots dedicated to their masters’ evil plans to dominate the universe. With the discovery of powerful Zeo Crystals, the crime-fighters utilize their new Zeo powers to save Zordon and Alpha 5 from certain decimation. Buy the Volume 2 DVD right here.
In the summer of 2008, a multinational group of 22 experienced mountain climbers converged at a base camp and the set off to reach the top of K2, the second-highest mountain in the world, located on the border between Pakistan and China. Just 48 hours later, 11 of the climbers were dead or had vanished, making it the deadliest day in modern mountain climbing history. While memorials paid tribute to those who perished, there were also condemnations asking how such a tragedy could happen. Why do these athletes risk everything to reach a place humans are simply not meant to go? Why do they put their lives and the lives on others on the line in order to satisfy some indefinable need? With breathtaking cinematography, the climbers’ own firsthand footage and jaw-dropping reenactments based on the testimony of those who survived the climb, ‘The Summit’ is a thrilling documentary about the very nature of adventure in the modern world. Director Nick Ryan’s riveting film won the Editing Award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and was named Best Adventure Film at the 2013 Boulder International Film Festival. Buy the DVD right here.
The shocking true story of an American sex symbol comes to vivid life in ‘Anna Nicole,’ now available on DVD and Digital from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Agnes Bruckner (TV’s “Private Practice,” Murder by Numbers) lights up the screen as Anna Nicole Smith, a modern-day Marilyn Monroe whose meteoric rise to fame from single, Texas mother to international supermodel, actress and reality television personality came with a tragic price. Directed by Mary Harron (American Psycho, I Shot Andy Warhol), this seductively entertaining biopic features a stellar supporting cast that includes Oscar winner Martin Landau (1994, Best Supporting Actor, Ed Wood), Adam Goldberg (Saving Private Ryan, A Beautiful Mind), Graham Patrick Martin (Bukowksi, TV’s “Two and a Half Men”) Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Saw), and Oscar nominee Virginia Madsen (2004, Best Supporting Actress, Sideways). With ‘Anna Nicole,’ movie fans will be treated to a revelatory and scintillating tale of Hollywood glamour and excess. Buy the DVD right here.
The #1 rated movie for two weeks straight on Fandango fan-rated movies during its theatrical run and one of the best reviewed Christian films ever, the uplifting drama ‘Grace Unplugged’ is now available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. ‘Grace Unplugged’ tells the story of a teenager whose faith and family ties are put to the test when her dreams of becoming a music star start to come true. The film stars AJ Michalka (TV’s “Aly and AJ”), James Denton (TV’s “Desperate Housewives”), Kevin Pollak (A Few Good Men), Michael Welch (The Twilight Franchise) and Shawnee Smith (TV’s “Anger Management”). ‘Grace Unplugged’ is a heartwarming, entertaining film with a star-studded cast, inspiring soundtrack and amazing musical performances. Grace (Michalka) is a teen who is struggling to find her own way in life. Against the wishes of her overly protective father (Denton), she runs away from home to chase her musical dreams. While her father puts his faith in God to watch over his daughter, only Grace can decide if she will take the road leading to fame and fortune…or will she find her way back to her faith and family?Buy the Blu-ray right here.
On the Job
From director Erik Matti (The Arrival) comes the critically acclaimed crime thriller ‘On the Job,’ now available on Blu-ray and DVD. The action-packed story was inspired by a real-life scandal in which inmates are temporarily released from prison to work as contract killers on behalf of politicians and high ranking military officials. The cast includes Piolo Pascual, Gerald Anderson, Empress Shuck and Michael Flores. ‘On the Job,’ which premiered at the 2013 Cannes International Film Festival, includes a behind-the-scenes “making-of” featurette and deleted scenes. When a prominent drug dealer is murdered, Sergeant Acosta (Joey Marquez) and Federal agent Francis (Pascual) lead the investigation, but the trail immediately goes cold. What they discover is a conspiracy of massive scale: the killers (Joel Torre and Anderson) are inmates, temporarily released from jail as assistants before returning to incarceration. Buy the Blu-ray right here.
Young Detective Dee
From legendary action director Tsui Hark (Flying Swords of Dragon Gate) comes the international blockbuster ‘Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon,’ now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital from Well Go USA Entertainment. The action-packed, martial arts extravaganza follows Dee Renjie’s beginnings in the Imperial police force. His very first case, investigating reports of a sea monster terrorizing the town, reveals a sinister conspiracy of treachery and betrayal, leading to the highest reaches of the Imperial family. The prequel to Hark’s 2010 Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame stars Angelababy (Tai Chi Zero, Tai Chi Hero), Mark Chao (So Young, Caught in the Web), William Feng (White Vengeance, Tai Chi Hero), Carina Lau (Let the Bullets Fly), newcomer Lin Gengxin, Kim Beom (Fly High, The Gifted Hands), and Hu Dong (TV’s “Swordsman”). From legendary action director Tsui Hark and the creators of the international smash hit ‘Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phanton Flame‘ comes the captivating tale of Dee Renjie’s beginnings in the Imperial police force. His very first case, investigating reports of a sea monster terrorizing the town, reveals a sinister conspiracy of treachery and betrayal, leading to the highest reaches of the Imperial family. Buy the Rise of the Sea Dragon Blu-ray right here.
Four young pals set out to have a great time in Las Vegas, but soon all bets are off in this one-of-a-kind sci-fi thriller comedy. ‘Unidentified,’ the feature directorial debut of Jason R. Miller (co-producer and second-unit director of the hit horror films Hatchet 2 and Frozen), cleverly mixes sci-fi, suspense and laughs to create a truly unique take on an otherworldly encounter. During a wild weekend in Las Vegas, four young friends get into trouble with a loan shark and must skip town in a hurry. But gambling debts may be the least of their worries after they get stranded in the vast Nevada desert. One of the guys discovers a mysterious metal fragment and then promptly goes missing during the night. When the remaining three catch up with their lost friend, they notice something oddly different about him. As his condition worsens, the others realize that some unearthly being may be stalking them in the wilderness. ‘Unidentified’ stars Parry Shen (the Hatchet franchise, Better Luck Tomorrow), Colton Dunn (Key and Peele), Eddie Mui (Call Back) and Eric Artell (Pair of Kings). Parry Shen and Eddie Mui are also the producers, along with director Jason R. Miller. Buy the DVD right here.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Jennifer Love Hewitt (“The Client List,” “Party Of Five”) and Ivan Sergei (Hidden Away) star in the witty romantic comedy based on the wildly successful stage play, ‘Jewtopia,’ finding love on DVD and VOD from Cinedigm. Directed by Sam Fogel, who along with Sam Wolfson penned the widely successful play and best-selling book Jewtopia: The Chosen Book for the Chosen People, the outrageous comedy’s all-star cast also includes Rita Wilson (It’s Complicated, Runaway Bride), Jon Lovitz (Almost Sharkproof, Casino Jack), Jamie-Lynn Sigler (“The Sopranos”), Camryn Manheim (“The Practice”) and Tom Arnold (Hit And Run). Jewish and gentile unite in a search for love that incites a sidesplitting clash of cultures. ‘Jewtopia’ follows Christian (Sergei) who has just found the love of his life, a beautiful Jewish girl named Allison (Hewitt). Unfortunately, in order to impress her, he lies about also being Jewish. Enlisting his childhood friend Adam (Joel David Moore, “Bones”), Christian begins a hilarious journey into Jewish culture in order to win Allison’s heart. Christian O’Connell (Sergei) and Adam Lipschitz (Joel David Moore) — two childhood friends who reunite as adults to help each other land the women of their dreams. Chris wants to marry Allison (Jennifer Love Hewitt), a Jewish girl, so that he’ll never have to make another decision for as long as he lives. Adam is on the verge of getting married to Hannah (Jamie-Lynn Sigler), a woman he is not content with. When Chris enlists Adam’s help in pretending to be Jewish so that Allison will date him, cultures collide and chaos ensues. Buy the Blu-ray right here.
Reaching for the Moon
Anchored by critically-acclaimed lead performances from Miranda Otto (War of the Worlds, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King) and Glória Pires (Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, If I Were You), Director Bruno Barreto’s (Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands, View from the Top) romantic period drama ‘Reaching for the Moon’ is now available on DVD from Wolfe Video. An intimate snapshot of the search for inspiration, wherever and however you find it, the film is based on the true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Elizabeth Bishop (Otto), who travels to Brazil where she encounters the beguiling architect Lota de Macedo Soares (Pires). Initial hostilities make way for a complicated yet long-lasting love affair that dramatically alters Bishop’s relationship to the world around her. Based on the bestselling Brazilian novel “Rare and Commonplace Flowers” by Carmen Oliveira, the film evokes the vibrant life in Rio during the 1950s. Bonus materials include a “making-of” featurette that takes viewers behind-the-scenes of the making of the film. Before its theatrical release in November, ‘Reaching for the Moon’ garnered numerous awards on the film festival circuit, including Audience Awards for Best Feature at the 2013 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival, Frameline37 – San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, the 2013 Toronto Inside Out Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival, and the 2013 Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. In addition, the film was an official selection at 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and 2013 Berlin International Film Festival. A sophisticated tale of an unlikely romance between two extraordinary artists, set against the backdrop of political upheaval and a clash of cultures. Grappling with writer’s block, legendary American poet Elizabeth Bishop (Miranda Otto) travels from New York City to Rio de Janeiro in the 1950s to visit her college friend, Mary (Tracy Middendorf). Hoping to find inspiration on Mary’s sprawling estate, Elizabeth winds up with much more – a tempestuous relationship with Mary’s bohemian partner, architect Lota de Macedo Soares (Glória Pires), that rocks the staid writer to her foundation. Alcoholism, geographical distance and a military coup come between the lovers, but their intimate connection spans decades and forever impacts the life and work of these two extraordinary artists. The film also co-stars Treat Williams as poet Robert Lowell. Buy the DVD right here.
Get in on the action and join the ranks of an elite team of operatives with the new action-packed thriller ‘Seal Patrol,’ now available on DVD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. ‘Seal Patrol’ stars Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts (Best Supporting Actor, ‘Runaway Train,’ 1986), Kristina Anapau (HBO’s ‘True Blood), Roark Critchlow (TV’s ‘Pretty Little Liars) and Josh Daugherty (‘John Carter’). In an effort to capitalize on tactics learned in the elite special unit known as the Navy SEALs, Navy veteran Lewis Locke forms a private team of ex-military contractors hired to extract “high value assets” worldwide. After losing contact with a clandestine energy facility, a powerful venture capitalist contracts Locke and his team to retrieve a physicist who holds the key to unprecedented alternate energy sources. What follows is a mission these war veterans will never forget. Buy the DVD right here.
Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer
An eye-opening documentary about an historic case that has grubbed the world, ‘Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer,’ is now available on DVD. The DVD comes on the heels of an unexpected early release of the band members from Russian jail in December 2013. Directed by Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozsorovkin, winner of the “Special Jury Prize” at Sundance Film Festival 2013 and for Best Documentary at the British Independent Film Awards 2013, ‘Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer’ tells the incredible story of three young women in a Moscow-based feminist performance artists, ‘Pussy Riot,’ who stage a protest performance inside the city’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior against the leadership of the church and Russia’s president Vladimir Putin. Filmed over the course of six months, the critically acclaimed documentary follows the arrests, subsequent trials and sentencing of Nadia, Masha and Katya – profound events that shine a world spotlight on Russian society and freedom of expression. Buy the DVD right here.
From director Richard Berry and the producers of the major blockbuster hits ‘Taken’ and ‘Transporter’ comes this nonstop action crime film starring international superstar and cult favorite Jean Reno (‘The Professional,’ ‘The Da Vinci Code’). Reno, who co-stars in ‘Marco Polo,’ brings this action-packed revenge thriller to life. After a long, brutal and successful career in the Marseille mafia, Charly Mattei (Reno) has turned over a new leaf on his past as an outlaw. For the past three years he’s been living a comfortable life and devoting himself to his wife and two kids. However, one winter morning, he’s left for dead in the underground parking garage of Marseille’s Old Port with 22 bullets in his body. Against all odds, he will not die. Buy the Blu-ray right here.