New Releases On DVD/Blu-Ray

by | February 19, 2014 at 4:59 PM | General

'Game of Thrones' (HBO Home Entertainment)

Game of Thrones

Featuring one of the most shocking episodes of all time, the third season of the HBO series ‘Game of Thrones‘ captured headlines and captivated audiences with its gruesome battles and political intrigue. This season was the most nominated series at the 2013 Emmy Awards. Bring home a piece of TV history with the release of ‘Game of Thrones: The Complete Third Season,’ now available on Blu-ray with HBO Select, DVD and Digital Download. ‘Game of Thrones’ is consistently the hottest BD/DVD title on the home entertainment charts, with seasons one and two currently ranked as the fastest-selling TV-on-BD releases of all time. The BD and DVD sets are packed with special features that further explore the characters, families and politics that populate the richly drawn world of Westeros. In Season 3, the battling families of the Seven Kingdoms continue to fight for power as bonds are strained, loyalties are tested and cruel fates are met. The Lannisters barely hold on to power after a savage naval onslaught from Stannis Baratheon, while stirrings in the North threaten to alter the overall balance of power. Robb Stark, King in the North, faces major calamity in his efforts to build on his victories over the Lannisters, and beyond the Wall, Mance Rayder and his huge army of wildlings continue their inexorable march south. Across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys Targaryen – reunited with her three fast-maturing dragons – attempts to raise an army to sail with her from Essos, in hopes of eventually claiming the Iron Throne for herself. Buy the Season 3 Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Rocky

Go the distance with this ‘Rocky’ Heavyweight Collection, featuring all six knockout Rocky films including the first film with a stunning new master. Sylvester Stallone stars in the greatest boxing saga of all time and triumphs as one of the most inspirational characters in cinematic history. Witness every epic, action-packed fight and unforgettable moment as Rocky strives for greatness through sheer determination against impossible odds. This collection contains over three hours of bonus features including a new featurette “8mm Home Movies of Rocky” narrated by director John Avildsen. Buy the Heavyweight Collection Blu-ray right here.

Nurse Jackie

Showtime’s award-winning and addictively entertaining series is back and more popular than ever with the release of ‘Nurse Jackie: Season Five,’ now available on Blu-ray and DVD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Primetime Emmy Award-winner Edie Falco (Leading Actress in a Comedy Series, 2010) stars as the complex and compelling Nurse Jackie whose life hits a cross-road as she spends the entirety of Season Five in an unfamiliar state…sober. Joined by a phenomenal ensemble cast including Peter Facinelli (The Twilight Saga), Eve Best (The King’s Speech), Paul Schulze (Zodiac), Dominic Fumusa (TV’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”), Anna Deavere Smith (TV’s “The West Wing”), Bobby Cannavale (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”), Adam Ferrera (TV’s “Rescue Me”), Morris Chestnut (Kick-Ass 2) and Merritt Wever (TV’s “New Girl”), who won the 2013 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Audiences continue to be hooked on Nurse Jackie as Season Five averaged 3.1M viewers per episode, up 10% from Season Four. After leaving rehab early, Jackie finds sobriety and relative happiness — but that is the calm before the storm.  With her marriage coming to an end, a careless accident sends Jackie (Falco) to her own All Saints Hospital for emergency care.  While recovering, she meets NYC policeman Frank Verelli (Ferrera), whose flirtatious advances may lead Jackie into uncharted territory: dating. Stepping out of her usual comfort zone, challenged by new colleagues, Jackie faces her one-year sobriety anniversary. Buy the Season 5 Blu-ray right here.

Chicago

Over a decade since winning six Academy Awards including Best Picture (2002), ‘Chicago‘ is set to razzle dazzle audiences once again with a brand new, fully restored feature film – including visually stunning color remastering by Dolby as well as all new Dolby TrueHD 7.1 sound technology on Blu-ray. Witness the film that rejuvenated the genre with the release of  the ‘Chicago: Diamond Edition,’ now available as a Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD UltraViolet) and Digital HD from Miramax and Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Starring Academy Award winner Catherine Zeta-Jones (Best Supporting Actress, Chicago), Academy Award nominee Renée Zellweger (Best Actress, Chicago), Golden Globe winner Richard Gere (Best Actor, Chicago), Academy Award nominee Queen Latifah (Best Supporting Actress, Chicago) and Academy Award nominee John C. Reilly (Best Supporting Actor, Chicago), watch the Chicago: Diamond Edition truly sparkle as it was meant to be seen and heard on HD Blu-ray, remastered with the newest Dolby state-of-the-art technology. At a time when crimes of passion result in celebrity headlines, nightclub sensation Velma Kelly (Zeta-Jones) and spotlight seeking Roxie Hart (Zellweger) both find themselves sharing space on Chicago’s famed Murderess Row.  They also share Billy Flynn (Gere), the town’s slickest lawyer with a talent for turning notorious defendants into local legends. But in Chicago, there’s only room for one legend!Buy the Diamond Edition Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Darkman

Crime has a new enemy, and justice has a brand new face.  Fans of visionary director Sam Raimi (The Spider-Man trilogy) know well the story of Dr. Peyton Westlake and his tragic transformation into the action hero known as ‘Darkman.’ Based on Raimi’s short story “The Darkman,” the popular crime-fighting master of disguises comes to life in the 1990 film adaptation Darkman starring three-time Golden Globe nominee Liam Neeson (Taken) and Oscar winner Frances McDormand (Fargo). Directed by Sam Raimi, this explosive, action-packed thriller also stars Colin Friels (Dark City), Larry Drake (Dr. Giggles), Dan Hicks (Evil Dead 2) and Nicholas Worth (Swamp Thing) and features soundtrack by award-wining composer Danny Elfman. Scream Factory is proud to present the ‘Darkman Collector’s Edition Blu-ray,’ featuring all-new interviews with Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Larry Drake, Danny Hicks, make-up effects artist Tony Gardner, production designer Randy Ser, art director Philip Dagort and much more! This definitive collector’s edition also contains a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible cover wrap with original theatrical key art. A must-have for loyal fans, movie collectors and pop culture and comic book enthusiasts to complete their entertainment library, the Darkman Collector’s Edition Blu-ray is not to be missed. Buy the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray right here.

Gentle Ben

Starring acclaimed television and film actors Clint Howard and Dennis Weaver, relive the final season of the classic, family-friendly series with the release of ‘Gentle Ben: Season Two,’ now available on DVD. ‘Gentle Ben’ centers on the inspirational relationship between a boy (Howard) and his 650 lb best friend Ben. Based on the children’s novel of the same name, ‘Gentle Ben’ follows the adventures in the Florida Everglades of a game warden, Tom Wedloe (Weaver), his wife Ellen (Beth Brickell), their son Mark (Howard), and Mark’s tame bear Ben. Gentle Ben: Season Two also includes guest appearances from Ron Howard, Rance Howard, NFL football legend Bart Starr and Albert Salmi. Buy the Season 2 DVD right here.

Dr. Kildare

America’s favorite intern, Dr. James Kildare (Richard Chamberlain), returns in the second season of his smash hit NBC series alongside mentor Dr. Leonard Gillespie (Raymond Massey). Thanks to Chamberlain’s and Massey’s able embodiment of the characters originally made famous by Lew Ayres and Lionel Barrymore, Dr. Kildare soared to smash hit heights. Adding sizzle to the second season is a scorcher of a special episode, “The Burning Sky”, with a very special guest star. Airing as part of a special promotion, the episode is in full “Living Color” with Robert Redford playing an arrogant medical student who loses his nerve during a raging forest fire! But that’s not the only illustrious guest star making the rounds of Blair General Hospital in this 34-Episode, 9-Disc Collection. Other guests include Carroll O’Connor, Peter Falk, Robert Culp, Mary Astor, Gloria Swanson, Bill Bixby, John Cassavetes, and Leonard Nimoy. Buy the Season 2 DVD at WBshop.com.

Marine Boy

Marine Boy returns for a second volume of classic “American anime” adventures! Operating out of the Ocean Patrol Marine Headquarters, superscientist Dr. Mariner has outfitted his stalwart son with all the aquatic accoutrements he will need in his quest to keep the seas safe for all mankind. From Oxy-Gum and bulletproof wet suit to flying subs and propeller shoes, Marine Boy has what it takes to face a variety of fearsome foes above and below the ocean’s surface. So dive deep into this 3-Disc, 26-Episode Collection as villains like Skwid, Stormbrane, Count Shark, Professor Beelzebub and Captain Wraithand more learn to beware the boomerang of Marine Boy as he cruises the sea aboard the submarine P-1 alongside little Clicli, Professor Fumble, mermaid Neptina, dolphin best friend Splasher, and Ocean Patrol agents Bullton and Piper. As the title song tells you, “he’s a very special boy!” Buy the Season 2 DVD at WBshop.com.

Strawberry Shortcake

It’s time for everyone to help out as best they can in these three delightful Strawberry Shortcake episodes. It’s Strawberry to the rescue in “Babysitter Blues” when the princess asks her to look after a very special Baby Berrykin. Orange and Lemon take on the role of “Fashion Elves” in “A Stitch of Time” to help Raspberry with her fashion design dreams. And there’s no place like home when Orange adopts a bitty fish that turns out to be a homesick tadpole. Join in the sparkly fun as the girls learn that lending a helping hand can be a berry big deal indeed! Buy the Berry Big Help DVD right here.

Search

Hugh O’Brian, Doug McClure and Tony Franciosa rotate leads as elite high tech espionage operatives for Probe Division of World Securities Corporation in this spy-sensational SF-flavored actioner from Leslie Stevens (creator, The Outer Limits) and Robert Justman (Producer and one of the guiding lights of Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation). Each agent, dubbed a “Probe”, is wired for worldwide surveillance thanks to a Scanner (miniature video camera) and dental/ear implant. Tracking their telemetry and giving real-time mission advice is a team of specialists at Probe Control directed by the brilliant, irascible V.C.R. Cameron (Burgess Meredith). O’Brian plays Lockwood, Probe One, an ex-astronaut. McClure plays CR Grover, Standby Probe, brilliant beachcomber goofball. Franciosa plays Nick Bianco, Omega Probe, a street savvy ex-NYC cop tasked with organized crime capers. The Probes hunt stolen moon rocks, missing agents, a deadly Probe defector and more alongside special guest luminaries like Stefanie Powers, Bill Bixby, Mary Ann Mobley, Sebastian Cabot, Barbara Feldon, Mel Ferrer and Joanna Cameron. Three very different agents, one very out-of-this-world show. Buy the complete series at WBshop.com.

I’ll See You in my Dreams

He penned the lines. Walter Donaldson, George Gershwin and others provided the music. Yet there was a more vital partner in lyricist Gus Kahn’s life: Grace LeBoy Kahn, who put the love into his love songs. Doris Day and Danny Thomas are the Kahns in this affectionate musical, one of 1952’s top box-office hits. The title song, It Had to Be You, Makin’ Whoopee and Love Me or Leave Me lead a 23-song cavalcade (in all, he cowrote some 800 tunes) that propels this story of Kahn’s life from the day he walked into a music publishing house to public triumphs, private failures, career decline and comeback. Directed by Michael Curtiz, this is a winning tribute to the talented guy who put into son what lovers feel in their hearts. Buy the DVD at WBshop.com.

Hellbenders

The horror comedy, ‘Hellbenders‘ is now available on 3-D Blu-ray (includes 3-D and standard version of the film plus Digital HD UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) and Digital HD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. An official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival, ‘Hellbenders’ was written and directed by JT Petty (The Burrowers).  Clifton Collins Jr. (Pacific Rim), Clancy Brown (Cowboys and Aliens) and Andre Royo (HBO’s “The Wire”) star in this twisted tale of rebel ministers who drag the worst demons back to hell.  Shot in state-of-the-art 3D, ‘Hellbenders’ includes an audio commentary with the director, a “making of” featurette and a behind-the-scenes featurette. There are demons so terrible that no mortal man of God could successfully drive them back to Hell. The only option is for the exorcist himself to invite possession and then commit suicide, dragging along the demon to damnation – so the Augustine Interfaith Order of Hellbound Saints – or Hellbenders – was formed.  A group of elite, highly-trained exorcists, they live in a constant state of debauchery so they will be ready to go to Hell at any moment.  When an infernal Norse demon called Black Surtr escapes into New York City intent on cracking open the gates of Hell, the Hellbenders must use every ounce of their debauchery to battle the demon and save the planet from eternal damnation. Buy the 3D Blu-ray combo pack right here.

Terry Fator

Laugh harder than you have all year with the release of ‘Terry Fator: Live In Concert,’ now available on DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) exclusively at Walmart and Redbox from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film will be available on Digital HD and Video on Demand everywhere the same day. The follow-up to Fator’s multi-platinum DVD debut, Terry Fator: Live From Las Vegas, Terry Fator: Live In Concert captures the “America’s Got Talent” winner bringing a full cast of characters to life. Called “one of the best entertainers in the world,” by Simon Cowell, the multi-talented singer, comedian and impressionist’s performance spans genres and generations. ‘Terry Fator: Live In Concert’ sees Fator tackling Broadway, Bieber and The Four Seasons – and that’s with just one of his puppets.  Familiar characters Emma Taylor, the little girl with the big voice, and Winston, the impersonating turtle, are joined by new faces Monty Carlo, the lounge singer, and Berry Fabulous, the hip-hop diva, in the totally rewritten and revamped Vegas show featuring comedic banter and amazing vocal impressions of musical superstars such as Garth Brooks, Dean Martin, Aretha Franklin, Lady Gaga and more. Buy the Live in Concert DVD right here.

Bad Dreams/Visiting Hours

Scream Factory invites you beat the winter blues with a double-feature of two intense 1980s  horror favorites making their Blu-ray debut. In ‘Bad Dreams,’ the sole survivor of a psycho-led mass suicide awakens from a 13-year coma and begins having visions of the deceased cult leader. Starring Jennifer Rubin (A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors) and  directed by Andrew Fleming (The Craft.) In ‘Visiting Hours,’ an opinionated news reporter (Lee Grant) is stalked by a psychopath in a hospital where she is recovering from his first attack on her.  Features an all-star cast including Lee Grant, William Shatner, Michael Ironside and Linda Purl. Available for the first time on Blu-ray, this movie collection boasts original theatrical key art, anamorphic widescreen movie presentations and exciting bonus content. Buy the double feature Blu-ray right here.

Regular Show

Love is in the air – and for the birds! – in the all-new Cartoon Network DVD release ‘Regular Show: Mordecai and Margaret Pack,’ which features 16 themed episodes from the Emmy Award-winning animated series. In the latest home entertainment release, best buds and expert slackers Mordecai and Rigby are back to their old antics – staving off boredom, stirring up trouble, and redefining regular – but this time, Mordecai’s crush Margaret shares the spotlight. From her introduction in “Caffeinated Concert Tickets” to “Steak Me Amadeus,” the heartbreaking finale of season four, Mordecai and Margaret’s relationship is explored in nearly three hours of episodes included on the new DVD release. Also featured on the disc is a bonus, never-before-seen clip from the season four finale. Created by JG Quintel and produced by Cartoon Network Studios, Regular Show is the breakout comedy series that features Mordecai and Rigby, two groundskeepers at a park whose attempts to escape their everyday boredom take them to fantastical extremes. The job is so deadly dull that the two friends will do anything they can to avoid it. This doesn’t go over well with their boss Benson (an anthropomorphic gumball machine) — but their efforts often result in insane escapades that delight their co-workers and friends. Buy the Mordecai and Margaret Pack DVD right here.

Guess How Much I Love You: Friendship Adventures

From the importance of friendship to embracing differences in one another, young home viewers will learn valuable life lessons — and have fun doing it – in the whimsical, all-new DVD from Entertainment One, ‘Guess How Much I Love You: Friendship Adventures.’ Across seven charming, colorfully-animated episodes inspired by Sam McBratney’s best-selling book and produced by Australia’s SLR Productions, join Little Nutbrown hare, his father and all his forest friends – fun-loving Field Mouse, mischievous Little Grey Squirrl, tricky Little Redwood Fox and Little White Owl — as they explore the grassy fields, mossy forests, lazy rivers and sunny green valleys all around them.  Episodes, which can also be seen on Disney Junior, include “Favorite Thing”, “Fly Away Home”, “Follow Me”, “I Promise”, “All Fall Down”, “New Friend” and “Leaf Shade”. Buy the DVD right here.

The Invoking

Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, brings you ‘The Invoking,’ now available on DVD, digital download and VOD. The film is directed by Jeremy Berg and stars Trin Miller, Brandon Anthony, Josh Truax, and D’Angelo Midili. After inheriting a house from the family she never knew, Samantha Harris (Trin Miller) and three friends head to rural Sader Ridge to inspect the property. Soon after arriving, Sam begins to experience horrific visions of savage brutality and unspeakable evil. Plagued by the sinister forces closing in around her, Sam descends into a waking nightmare when the demons from her past refuse to stay buried any longer. Buy the DVD right here.

Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight

Stephen Frears directs this all-star docudrama that looks at the biggest fight of Muhammad Ali’s life – the one he fought outside the ring. When Ali was drafted into the Vietnam War at the height of his boxing career, his claim to conscientious objector status led to a controversial legal battle that rattled the U.S. judicial system right up to the highest court in the land. Starring Christopher Plummer (as Justice John Harlan), Frank Langella (as Justice Warren Burger), Ed Begley, Jr. (as Justice Harry Blackmun), Barry Levinson (as Justice Potter Stewart) and Danny Glover (as Justice Thurgood Marshall). Buy the DVD at WBshop.com.

Broadway Melody of 1940

The job – a career breakthrough – is supposed to go to hoofer Johnny Brett, but a mix-up in names give it to his partner. Another example of Broadway hopes dashed? Not when Johnny is played by Fred Astaire. Sparkling Cole Porter songs, clever comedy and dance legends Astaire and Powell make the final Broadway Melody (costarring George Murphy) a song to remember. Powell’s nautical I Am the Captain and Astaire’s blissful I’ve Got My Eyes on You are more than enough to please any fan. But they’re just a warm-up for the leads to tap one number into immortality: Begin the Beguine, introduced by Frank Sinatra in That’s Entertainment! With “You can wait around and hope, but you’ll never see the likes of this again.” Buy the DVD at WBshop.com.

Smilin’ Through

Based upon the 1919 Broadway hit, Smilin’ Through tells the story of a love that reaches beyond the grave, two generations of lovers finally united after the dark days of the first World War – one in life, the other in death. Jeanette MacDonald and Gene Raymond play dual roles in this charming musical valentine of innocence and heartbreak in an age gone by. Brian Aherne costars as MacDonald’s elderly guardian, who has waited half a century to join his departed bride. Boasting a score full of melodies that have long been identified with the MacDonald mystique, Smilin’ Through is not just a keepsake for her fans, but a treasure for all who love beautiful filmmaking. Buy the DVD at WBshop.com.

Afternoon Delight

Featuring an all-star cast headlined by Kathryn Hahn (Step Brothers, We’re the Millers), the independent comedy, ‘Afternoon Delight,’ is now available on Blu-ray (plus DVD combo pack) and DVD from Cinedigm. The critically acclaimed movie also stars Juno Temple (Killer Joe, The Dark Knight Rises), Josh Radnor (“How I Met Your Mother,” Liberal Arts) and Jane Lynch (“Glee”). Written and directed by three-time Emmy nominee Jill Soloway (“Six Feet Under,” “United Stats Of Tara”), the provocative and hilarious film garnered the “Best Director” award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. ‘Afternoon Delight’ follows Rachel (Hahn), a depressed thirty-something in a sexless marriage, who find an unexpected friendship in an unlikely place. During a night out with her husband Jeff (Radnor), she meets McKenna, a stripper down on her luck. After encountering her again soon afterwards, Rachel invites McKenna to become the family’s live-in nanny in the hopes of helping her get back on her feet, and soon finds that McKenna’s influence makes waves throughout her life. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Essentially Spring

Nickelodeon has prepared the perfect spring releases for some of their most popular DVD releases from ‘Dora the Explorer’ and ‘Max & Ruby’ to ‘Peter Rabbit.’ Each seasonal title is wrapped in “Essentially Spring” O-Sleeves. The Essentially Spring Collection acts as the perfect pre-school Easter basket stuffers. Children are guaranteed to be entertained for hours this season. The titles include: ‘Peter Rabbit: Spring into Adventure,’ ‘Peter Rabbit,’ ‘Max & Ruby: Everybunny Loves Spring,’ ‘Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Easter Adventure’ ‘Dora the Explorer: Egg Hunt’ and ‘Max & Ruby: Easter with Max & Ruby.’

Dear Heart

Like a sailor with a girl in every port, Harry Mork has his own list of people, pulchritude and places. But that’s changing for this roving salesman with a roving eye. He’s found his match: a haughty, worldly-wise widow he plans to marry. But Harry’s in for a big surprise. A blossoming wallflower named Evie has found him! With its bittersweet title tune (music by Henry Mancini), a tender, funny script by Tad Mosel (Up the Down Staircase) and top-notch stars under the direction of Academy Award winner Delbert Mann (Marty), Dear Heart has the kind of magic that wins hearts everywhere. Glenn Ford is errant-but-earnest Harry, dutifully engaged to a calculating small-town matron (Angela Lansbury). And Oscar winner Geraldine Page is Evie, an out-of-towner in New York City for a convention – and embarking on a momentous journey following her wistful heart where it’s never gone before. Buy the DVD at WBshop.com.

Bill Elliott Detective Mysteries

Superstar cowboy actor “Wild Bill” Elliott traded in his boots for gumshoes at Allied Artists for a series of crackling crime dramas playing a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department detective lieutenant Andy Doyle whose dogged determination and canny mind lead him past the obvious suspects to nab the real killers before fade-out. Unhinged war veterans, not-so-innocent blind men, baby racket blackmail, kidnapped cons and careless stranglers all appear in intrepid lieutenant’s case files. Tough guy character actor Don Haggerty appears in the final three films as sidekick Sgt. Mike Duncan.

The two disc, Five-film collection includes:

  • Dial Red “0″ (1955) A traumatized vet triggers a citywide manhunt when he goes AWOL from the bughouse and his soon-to-be-ex-wife gets bumped off. 16×9 Widescreen
  • Sudden Danger (1955) Lt. Andy investigates a suspicious suicide and the prime suspect is a blind man. 16×9 Widescreen (Pictured on the left)
  • Calling Homicide (1956) Andy must connect the dots between a cop-killing and a model’s murder. 16×9 Widescreen
  • Chain of Evidence (1957) Andy comes to the aid of a reform school grad accused of murder. 16×9 Widescreen
  • Footsteps in the Night (1957) A high-stakes poker game ends in murder – and Lt. Andy must figure out why before he can figure out who. 16×9 Widescreen

Buy the DVD at WBshop.com.