New Releases On DVD/Blu-Ray

by | April 11, 2014 at 4:06 PM | General

'The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug' (Warner Bros Home Entertainment)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Adventures abound as Bilbo, Gandalf and the Company of Dwarves continue their Quest through Middle-earth in ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,’ a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), now available on Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,’ the second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, is directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson, who also produces together with Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner and Fran Walsh. ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ was the number one 2013 home entertainment title across physical and digital accounts in the U.S. Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf the Grey, with Martin Freeman in the central role of Bilbo Baggins, and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield. The international ensemble cast is led by Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt and Orlando Bloom as Legolas. The film also stars Mikael Persbrandt, Sylvester McCoy, Aidan Turner, Dean O’Gorman, Graham McTavish, Adam Brown, Peter Hambleton, John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Jed Brophy, William Kircher, Stephen Hunter, Ryan Gage, John Bell, Manu Bennett and Lawrence Makoare. The Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack includes two Gates of Erebor replica bookends from the Noble Collection and features the theatrical version of the film in 3D hi-definition, hi-definition and standard definition; only 25,000 will be available in the U.S. The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in 3D hi-definition, hi-definition and standard definition; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in hi-definition on Blu-ray; and the DVD features the theatrical version in standard definition. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Grudge Match

Past-their-prime boxers pack a comic punch in ‘Grudge Match,’ now available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. ‘Grudge Match’ stars Oscar winner Robert De Niro (“Raging Bull,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) and Oscar nominee Sylvester Stallone (the “Rocky” films, “The Expendables”) as old boxing rivals who come out of retirement for one final match. Peter Segal (“Get Smart”) directs the comedy, which also stars Kevin Hart (“Think Like a Man”) as Dante Slate, Jr.; Oscar winner Alan Arkin as Razor’s former trainer, Louis “Lightning” Conlon, who gets to put Razor through his paces again; and Oscar winner Kim Basinger (“L.A. Confidential”) as Sally Rose, who was once the love of Razor’s life. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in hi-definition on Blu-ray, and the DVD features the theatrical version in standard definition. In ‘Grudge Match,’ Billy “The Kid” McDonnen (De Niro) and Henry “Razor” Sharp (Stallone) are two local Pittsburgh fighters whose fierce rivalry put them in the national spotlight.  Each had scored a victory against the other during their heyday, but in 1983, on the eve of their decisive third match, Razor suddenly announced his retirement, refusing to explain why but effectively delivering a knock-out punch to both their careers. Thirty years later, boxing promoter Dante Slate, Jr., seeing big dollar signs, makes them an offer they can’t refuse: to re-enter the ring and settle the score once and for all. But they may not have to wait that long: on their first encounter in decades, their long-festering feud erupts into an unintentionally hilarious melee that instantly goes viral. The sudden social media frenzy transforms their local grudge match into a must-see HBO event. Now, if they can just survive the training, they may actually live to fight again. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Mayberry R.F.D.

The classic continuation of  ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ comes to DVD for the very first time with the release of ‘Mayberry R.F.D.’ Season 1 on DVD. Starring Ken Berry (F-Troop, Mama’s Family) alongside Francis Bavier (Aunt Bee) and George Lindsey (Goober Pyle) from ‘The Andy Griffith Show’this four-disc set includes all 26 half-hour episodes from the first season of this uplifting series. Imagine a world with no cell phones, no internet, and no rock ‘n’ roll. It’s not science fiction…it’s ‘Mayberry R.F.D.’ This 1968 spinoff of the popular series ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ stars Ken Berry as widowed farmer Sam Jones, who’s raising his son Mike (Buddy Foster) with the help of their outspoken, headstrong, and lovable housekeeper, Aunt Bee. Add to the mix Sam’s girlfriend Millie (Arlene Golonka), good-natured Goober, County Clerk Howard, and fix-it man Emmett, and you’ve got a charming, laugh-filled slice of American small-town life. Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

The horrifying urban thriller ‘Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones‘ is now available on Blu-ray Combo, DVD and VOD from Paramount Home Media Distribution. This new film expands on the world created by the phenomenal horror franchise with an intense tale of black magic, superstition and possession set in a gritty urban environment. The ’Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones’ Blu-ray Combo includes both the theatrical version of the film, as well as an extended, unrated cut, and intense additional found footage not seen in theaters. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Sofia the First

Do YOU believe in mermaids? You will – when you set sail on a magical full-length adventure under the sea with ‘Sofia the First.’ After Sofia helps a young mermaid named Oona, Sofia’s amulet grants her the power to transform into a mermaid and visit her new friend’s secret underwater kingdom. But when Cedric (disguised as a sea monster) plots to steal Oona’s enchanted Mermaid Comb, danger surfaces for both worlds. With a little help from special guest, Princess Ariel, Sofia embarks on an adventure to rescue Oona. Overflowing with oceans of song-filled fun – plus three more exciting episodes – Sofia the First: The Floating Palace proves that when families and friends work together, they can weather any storm and save the day. Buy the Floating Palace DVD right here.

Bastards

Acclaimed director Claire Denis (White Material, Beau Travail) offers her most unsettling take yet on the dark side of humanity with ‘Bastards,’ a jagged, daringly fragmented film noir inspired by recent French sex ring scandals. Following his brother-in-law’s suicide, sea captain Marco (Vincent Lindon, Friday Night, upcoming in Diary of a Chambermaid) goes AWOL to rescue his estranged sister and teenaged niece (Lola Creton, Goodbye First Love, Something in the Air) from the captive power of a wealthy businessman, who is also his lover’s (Chiara Mastroianni, A Christmas Tale, Beloved) husband. But Marco’s attempt at heroism is soon thwarted on all sides, as he delves further into the hellish world his sister has involved herself in, and deception from those he trusted most threatens to upend his very belief in the concept of honor. An Official Selection at the Cannes, Toronto and New York film festivals, and featuring arresting performances from its talented cast, ‘Bastards’ is a thrilling and unforgettable journey into the very heart of darkness. Buy the DVD right here.

Lizzie Borden Took an Ax

The true crime case that shocked a nation is now the thrilling movie event ‘Lizzie Borden Took an Ax,’ now available on DVD and Digital from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Christina Ricci (TV’s “Pan Am”) gives a riveting lead performance in the suspenseful tale of Lizzie Borden,a young American woman accused of murdering her father and stepmother with an ax in 1892, and whose subsequent trial gave birth to an American obsession with the scandalous and sordid. Directed by acclaimed independent film and television director Nick Gomez (TV’s “The Sopranos”), and featuring a high-caliber supporting cast, including Golden Globe Nominee Billy Campbell (TV’s “Helix”), Screen Actors Guild Award winner Clea DuVall (Argo) and Gregg Henry (Payback),’Lizzie Borden Took an Ax’ brings a chilling American legend to life and dares to answer the question that has haunted American for over 122 years…did Lizzie really do it? The film was written by Stephen Kay (The Mod Squad) and produced by Sony Pictures Television for Lifetime Television. Judith Verno (TV’s “Masters of Sex”) serves as executive producer with Michael Mahoney (TV’s “Bag of Bones”) producing. Buy the DVD right here.

Nurse

Sexy starlets Paz de la Huerta (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” Enter The Void) and Katrina Bowden (TV’s “30 Rock”) turn up the heat in the wickedly entertaining thriller, ‘Nurse,’ now available on 3D Blu-ray (plus 2D Blu-ray and Digital HD UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) and Digital HD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The scintillating horror film about a nurse with a secret double life as a murderous vixen also stars Corbin Bleu (the High School Musical franchise) and Judd Nelson (St. Elmo’s Fire, The Breakfast Club). By day, nurse Abby Russell (de la Huerta) lovingly attends to the patients at All Saints Memorial Hospital; by night, Abby prowls nightclubs, luring unfaithful men into dangerous liaisons. After Danni (Bowden), a young, sensitive nurse, joins the hospital staff, Abby pursues her friendship. But when the friendship turns to obsession, Danni spurns Abby, unleashing Abby’s fury and a rampage of terror. Directed by Douglas Aarniokoski (The Day), who also co-wrote the film with David Loughery (Obsessed), Nurse comes packed with exclusive bonus materials including a “making of” featurette, a behind-the-scenes video where actors Katrina Bowden and Corbin Bleu film themselves on and off set to give us an inside look at the bloody, good fun they had while filming and an audio commentary with director Aarniokoski. Buy the 3D Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

The Henry Jaglom Collection

Breaking Glass Pictures and the Rainbow Film Company are proud to announce the DVD release of ‘The Henry Jaglom Collection Vol. 3: Women’s Quartet.’ The boxset includes four of Jaglom’s greatest films, all about the lives of women: ‘Eating,‘ ‘Babyfever,‘ ‘Going Shopping’ and ‘Irene in Time.‘ Eating: On the occasion of her 40th birthday, Helene has decided to throw herself a birthday party at her home and to invite several of her closest friends as well as her mother. Since one of those friends, Kate, has just turned 30, and another, Sadie, is about to turn 50, Helene expands the party to make it a three-way affair, inviting Kate and Sadie’s friends to join in the celebration. Also present is Martine, a houseguest of Helene from Paris, who is making a documentary for French television. Babyfever follows the story of Gena as she debates between her current, safe but secure boyfriend and a dynamic ex-flame, who suddenly reappears with an interesting proposition. Thinking she may be pregnant, Gena attends a co-worker’s baby shower where a diverse group of young women share their feelings about the complications of having a baby in current times. Going Shopping: Holly G is a successful clothing designer with her own boutique. In the course of a tumultuous Mother’s day weekend she is confronted with deceit, elation, desperation, kleptomania, rebellion, addiction and passion, all the while under pressure to save her business and her family in just three days. A Puzzle about love and time, a mystery in which clues are found and secrets revealed, Irene in Time is a look at the complex relationships between fathers and daughters and the consequences – years later – on the grown women’s relationships to the men in their lives. Buy the Volume 3: Women’s Quartet DVD right here.

Cavemen

First-time writer/director Herschel Faber assembles an engaging cast of young Hollywood up-and-comers for the testosterone-fueled rom-com ‘Cavemen,’ now available on Blu-ray and DVD from Well Go USA Entertainment. Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect, TV’s “Ground Floor”), Camilla Belle (10,000 BC), Chad Michael Murray (TV’s “One Tree Hill”), Dayo Okeniyi (Spectacular Now, The Hunger Games), Kenny Wormald (Footloose) and Alexis Knapp (Pitch Perfect, TV’s “Ground Floor”) headline the cast. Aspiring screenwriter Dean (Astin) is tired of one-night-stands and wants to find true love. Since his roommates continue to indiscriminately hook up with various women, Dean turns to his nine-year-old nephew and his best friend (Belle) for dating advice, but quickly realizes that finding love in Los Angeles is more difficult than he thought.  Has the right woman been under his nose the entire time? LA playboy Dean (Skylar Astin) is fed up with one-night-stands and empty relationships - he wants more out of life than just a party. With a little inspiration from his nine-year-old nephew and his best friend Tess (Camilla Belle), Dean decides to try his hand at finding true love for the first time – which proves to be much more difficult than he thought in modern-day Los Angeles. After a few hilariously bad first dates and some awful advice from his oversexed guy friends, Dean begins to realize that the true love he has been seeking may be much closer to home. But when he is forced to make a decision between the girl he knows is perfect for him and the seductive party-girl of his fantasies, will Dean finally grow up…or will he just continue the party? Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Bayou Blue

Garden Thieves Pictures is honored to announce that ‘Bayou Blue,’ Alix Lambert and David McMahon’s documentary about the victims of Ronald Dominique, is now available on DVD. The film explores a region’s descent into darkness during a decade of horror and the efforts of those to rebuild in the aftermath of a monster’s capture. From 1997 until 2006, Dominique raped and murdered 23 men across Southern Louisiana, from New Orleans to Houma. Some of these men came from hard-working families, some were homeless, some were drug addicts, some were still high school students. The documentary ‘Bayou Blue’ tells the story of these victims who deserve to be more than numbers, of their families that maintained humanity while facing inhumane events, of everyday people working hard to protect what is good and decent, and of an unbelievably beautiful world that is quickly being absorbed into the Gulf of Mexico. Using the audiotapes from Dominique’s interrogation to guide the story, the film follows an increasingly dark trail. Included are interviews with the arresting officers, Detectives Dawn Foret and Dennis Thornton, who visit the sugar cane fields, small bayous, and ditches where Dominique discarded the bodies. Family members of four of the victims discuss their lost loved ones, their grief and their attempts to find some meaning in the reckless violence that they did not ask to enter their lives. Octavia Jones, who lost five family members to Dominique, visits the unmarked grave of her 17 year-old grandson, Wayne Smith. Veronica Guidry, who lost her son Nick, speaks of her need to know exactly what happened, desperate to know his last words. Buy the DVD right here.

Black Jack

Cohen Media Group’s Cohen Film Collection brings an early film by multiple award-winning director Ken Loach to U.S. Blu-ray with the release of ‘Black Jack: 35th Anniversary Edition. A rediscovered classic from realist master Ken Loach (The Angels’ Share, The Wind That Shakes the Barley, Kes, Raining Stones) and one of the inspirations for Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, Black Jack,’ based on Leon Garfield’s novel for children,is a dark and complex adventure film set in brutal 18th century England. After French thief and ruffian Black Jack (Jean Franval, Diary of a Chambermaid, Le Cercle Rouge) escapes the hangman’s noose, he kidnaps young Tolly (Stephen Hirst), a boy who can somehow understand and translate the big barbarian’s odd speech. Together they go on an adventure that includes traveling fairs, body snatching, murder and the rescue from an insane asylum of a girl (Louise Cooper) who may not be insane at all. ‘Black Jack’ was shot primarily in 16mm and on a modest budget on location in Yorkshire by the future Oscar-winning cinematographer Chris Menges (The Killing Fields, The Mission). Director Loach, famed for his gentle observational style, draws enchanting “unacted” performances from his young cast – nonprofessionals chosen by Loach for their authentic northern accents. Buy the 35th Anniversary edition Blu-ray right here.

Ben 10: Omniverse

Cartoon Network is proud to announce all-new DVD release starring its intergalactic adventure-loving hero Ben Tennyson, along with his partner Rook and Grandpa Max, ‘Ben 10 Omniverse: Duel of the Duplicates.’ The latest home entertainment adventure includes the recently-announced three-part story arc from the series’ first season – “The Ultimate Heist,” “A Fistful of Brains” and “For a Few Brains More”- wherein the trio works together to stop Albedo from absorbing Azmuth’s intelligence. Two action-packed bonus episodes – “Evils Encore” and “Return to Forever” are also included on the ‘Ben 10 Omniverse: Duel of the Duplicates DVD.’ Ben 10 is an evergreen Cartoon Network franchise that debuted on Cartoon Network in 2005 and has since spawned four different television series (Ben 10, Ben 10 Alien Force, Ben 10 Ultimate Alien and now Ben 10 Omniverse). The global Ben 10 consumer products program has generated more than $6 billion in global retail sales, led by robust toy line from Bandai, a series of interactive titles from D3Publisher that have sold more than five million video games to date and much more. The current series is produced by Cartoon Network Studios with Matt Youngberg (Transformers: Animated) serving as supervising producer and is currently a top-rated Cartoon Network program on Saturday mornings with boys 6-11 and boys 9-14, according to recent Nielsen Media Research data. New episodes of Ben 10 Omniverse will debut Saturday mornings in Spring 2014 on Cartoon Network, with replays throughout the week on both Cartoon Network and Boomerang. Buy the Duel of the Duplicates DVD right here.

Everyday

Filmed over the course of five years, director Michael Winterbottom’s (The Trip, A Mighty Heart, The Killer Inside Me) ‘Everyday‘ is a portrait of a family trying to hold itself together despite the harsh passage of time. After being found guilty of drug smuggling, patriarch Ian (John Simm, 24 Hour Party People, Doctor Who) is sent to prison, leaving his wife to care for their four children alone. Offered only occasional visits, each member of Ian’s family develops a different relationship with him, as their lives take their own paths without the guidance of a father and husband. By the time Ian is allowed to visit his family at home, their lives have become separate, but the bond that holds a family together finds a way to keep them forever linked. Both an exploration of the way time’s passage is presented in film and a study of the subtleties that make up a family dynamic, ‘Everyday’ is both a bittersweet story of survival and love and a celebration of the small pleasures of everyday life. Its powerful cast also includes Shirley Henderson (In Secret, Harry Potter) and, as Ian’s children, real-life siblings Shaun, Katrina, Stephanie and Robert Kirk. Buy the DVD right here.

The Class

In this series from comedy kings David Crane & Jeffrey Klarik, an overeager romantic hosts the ultimate surprise party for his fiancée: a reunion of their third-grade classmates to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the day they met. Although the party turns out to be a disaster, the lives of the eight attendees remain inextricably bound together from that day forward. Long-dormant feelings are rekindled as each of the classmates reunites with the grown-up versions of the little kids they remember. Now that they’re reacquainted, these eight unique individuals find their lives continuing to intersect in surprising new ways. Old connections are discovered, new ones are made–and from that night on, none of their lives will ever be the same. Buy the complete series DVD at WBshop.com.

Guardian of the Highlands

Hollywood icon Sean Connery (star of seven James Bond films, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) stars in the thrilling animated tale set in the breathtaking landscape of the actor’s native Scotland, ‘Guardians of the Highlands,’ now available on DVD, digital and on demand April 8 from Cinedigm and Random Media. The film also stars Emmy nominee Alan Cumming (Spy Kids, “The Good Wife”). This hilarious, family-friendly adventure marks Connery’s first voice-over animated role. As Sir Billi, Connery is a respected veterinarian and a skateboard-loving hero who unites the local people to protect the last beaver in Scotland. Residing in a landscape of unparalleled beauty, breathtaking scenery and hidden secrets, Sir Billi and his hilarious sidekick Gordan the Goat (Cumming) work against evils that threaten the future of the area’s wildlife. Written by Tessa Hartmann and directed by Sascha Hartmann, ‘Guardian Of The Highlands’ is set to a soundtrack by Academy Awardnominee Patrick Doyle (Brave, Sense and Sensibility) and includes a theme song voiced by the legendary Shirley Bassey, who also sang the theme songs to two of Connery’s previous films, Goldfinger and Diamonds Are Forever. Buy the DVD right here.

Bella Sara: Emma’s Wings

‘Bella Sara: Emma’s Wings,’ the first ever feature-length movie based on the trading card sensation, takes viewers on a magical journey to “North of North,” a mythical, horse-filled land where earthling Emma comes face to face with the evil Ivenna, who is out to destroy the herds, steal their magic, and take possession of the land herself. Now, it’s up to Emma (the voice of rising country music star MacKenzie Porter) and her new friend, Sara, to overcome all odds, rescue the horses and learn her true destiny. This first-ever movie based on the multi-million selling trading card series (160 million+ cards sold and counting!), the world of Bella Sara also includes numerous licensed products, such as apparel, puzzles, games and apps, as well as Bellasara.com, a hugely-popular virtual world with more than 3 million registered U.S. users. Buy the DVD right here.

Power Rangers Megaforce

The super-charged ‘Power Rangers Megaforce’ action continues with an all-new thrilling adventure, ‘Power Rangers Megaforce: The Great Dragon Spirit,’ now available on DVD and Digital HD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The hit Nickelodeon series is action-packed with exciting stories about a group of teenage superheroes who must work together to defend the planet from evil. The latest epic saga follows the Power Rangers Megaforce team as they summon the mighty Dragon Spirit to earn new ultra powers. Troy, Noah, Emma, Gia and Jake must convince the mysterious Robo Knight to work alongside them and battle a collection of enemies with evil powers including Psychotick’s energy-draining abilities, Shadow Serpent’s paralyzing touch, Distractor’s giant army of MegaMonsters and Nojoke’s laughter-stealing traps. Then, when an ancient weapon falls into the wrong hands, the Rangers must summon the mighty Dragon Spirit to gain new Ultra Powers. Witness the rise and epic transformation of the Megaforce team in these four ultra-exciting episodes. Buy the Great Dragon Spirit DVD right here.

Pound Puppies

Not every puppy is perfect for every person, and the Pound Puppies are dedicated to making sure their furry friends end up in the right hands. Join Lucky, Cookie, Niblet, Strudel and Squirt as they continue on their mission to find a person for every pup with the release of ‘Pound Puppies: A Perfect Match’ on DVD. Featuring five fun-filled adventures, this DVD collection is not to be missed. The Pound Puppies find they have their paws full with their newest adventures! In A Perfect Match, the Pound Puppies come to the rescue when a so-called “un-matchable puppy” finally finds his match – and loses him,  assist a shy puppy on a High Energy Scouts camping trip,  help a furless pup to bolster his confidence, and they have to investigate why a paper girl’s deliveries are always late. Buy the Perfect Match DVD right here.

The Dog Who Saved Easter

Zeus is back and better than ever with the release of ‘The Dog Who Saved Easter,’ now available on DVD exclusively at Walmart from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The latest installment in the hit family franchise is full of excitement and laughter along with an all-star cast including Mario Lopez (TV’s “EXTRA!”), Nicole Eggert (TV’s “Charles In Charge”), Dean Cain (TV’s “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”), Elisa Donovan (Clueless), Beverly Mitchell (TV’s “7th Heaven”), Patrick Muldoon (Starship Troopers), Catherine Hicks (TV’s “7th Heaven”), Joey “Cocoa” Diaz (Grudge Match) and Mindy Sterling (Austin Powers Franchise). ‘The Dog Who Saved Easter DVD,’ includes all-new bonus features such as director/producer commentary, a stills gallery and a behind-the-scenes featurette. It’s Easter and everyone’s favorite K-9 has returned. The Bannisters are heading out on a family cruise and sending Zeus to doggie day care. Everything is going according to plan until the daycare’s crosstown rival hires a trio of crooks to sabotage the fledgling business. Zeus will make some new friends and new enemies as he uses all his tricks to save the daycare and Easter. Buy the DVD at Walmart.com.

The Last of the Cheyney

Joan Crawford, William Powell and Robert Montgomery shine in this sparkling drawing room comedy, costarring Frank Morgan, Jessie Ralph and Nigel Bruce. When wealthy American widow Fay Cheyney (Crawford) sets up house in London, she quickly becomes the darkling of British society. But looks can be deceiving, as Fay and her butler, Charles (Powell), are really part of a gang planning to steal a duchess’ pearls. So when a smitten Lord Arthur (Montgomery) catches Fay taking the jewels, she must find a way to keep him silent and get herself and the crooks off the hook. Based on the 1925 stage play by Frederick Lonsdale, the 1937 version of The Last of Mrs. Cheyney was the second of three screen adaptations by M-G-M. Originally filmed in 1929 with Norma Shearer, the studio’s third version, The Law and the Lady (1951), would star Greer Garson as the glamorous thief. Buy the DVD at WBshop.com.

Her Cardboard Lover

“You must stay between him and me always. Always!” Love-struck Consuelo Croyden (Norma Shearer) can’t trust herself around dashing Tony Barling (George Sanders). So she hires songwriter Terry Trindale (Robert Taylor), who’s just as nuts about her as she is about Tony, to pose as her beau – and step in when Tony’s charms make Consuelo forget she’s a lady. In Her Cardboard Lover, three screen greats play a farcical game of he-loves-and-she-loves, complete with ruses, slapped faces, fisticuffs and Terry donning Consuelo’s satin Pjs, but it all comes romantically right at the end. With this frothy comedy, Norma Shearer bid adieu to the movies after 62 films, a Best Actress Academy Award® (for 193os The Divorcee) and over a decade as the reigning queen of the MGM lot. She surrounded herself with top talent for her farewell: her two leading men and director George Cukor, who helmed Shearer’s The Women three years previously. Buy the DVD at WBshop.com.

Lalaloopsy Ponies

Saddle up for the third magical movie from the creators of Lalaloopsy with the release of ‘Lalaloopsy Ponies: The Big Show,’ now available on DVD, Digital HD and Video on Demand from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Meet a whole new group of friends as the Lalaloopsy girls discover their new pen pals are talking ponies! Checkers, Peanut’s pen-pal brings her friends Snap Pea, Tangerine, Jamberry and baby ponies Flutterwings and Honeycomb to visit Lalaloopsy Land for a special party. Based on the highly successful Lalaloopsy toy and entertainment brand, the film is timed to the Spring roll out of the all-new Ponies line, and is the newest in the collection of beloved Lalaloopsy films that have sold over 400,000 copies in less than two years. The ‘Lalaloopsy Ponies: The Big Show’ DVD features bonus material including a “Meet the Ponies” featurette, Lalaloopsy mini adventures and a sing-a-long music video. Hold your horses, the Lalaloopsy girls are welcoming some new friends to Lalaloopsy Land: a group of talking ponies! The ponies are eager to put on a show, but there’s a hitch – their caravan and carousel need rebuilding. With teamwork, know-how and lots of laughter and fun, the Lalaloopsy friends get the ponies up and running again. Buy the Big Show DVD right here.

Sheriff of Contention

A dangerous killer stalks the Wild West frontier in the action-packed adventure ‘Sheriff Of Contention,’ now available on DVD (plus Digital Ultraviolet), Digital HD and Video on Demand from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. A community is left on edge after numerous murders disrupt a small western town.  Deputy Conley, who wants the sheriff’s job, takes it upon himself to track the culprit down.  Investigating multiple leads, the sheriff and deputy keep coming back to one lone drifter, Riley. Hoping to catch him in the act they set up a trap.  As they wait patiently for their suspect, a series of unfortunate events will leave them fighting for their lives. Buy the DVD right here.