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DVD New Releases: March 6, 2012
Columbus Circle (2010) Selma Blair, Amy Smart, Jason Lee, Giovanni Ribisi, Kevin Pollak, Beau Bridges. An heiress who's been shut inside her apartment building for nearly two decades is forced to confront her fears after one of her neighbors is killed and a detective arrives to begin the investigation. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Universal).
Decision (2011) Natalie Grant, Billy Dean, Michael Rosenbaum, Rusty Whitener. Inspirational drama about a mother who struggles to make ends meet after the tragic death of her firefighter husband. When she begins to lose control of her heartbroken teenage son Jackson, she reaches out to her estranged father, a farmer, to take in the troubled boy. Formats: DVD.(Image Entertainment).
Footloose (2011) Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary by director Craig Brewer, deleted scenes, "Fake ID" music video by Big & Ric. Blu-ray adds "Jump Back: Re-Imagining Footloose," "Everybody Cut: The Stars of Footloose," "Dancing With the Footloose Stars," "Footloose" music video by Blake Shelton, "Holding Out for a Hero" music video by Ella Mae Bowen, "Footloose Rap." (Paramount).
Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season (2011) Five-disc set, $59.99. Extras: Seven audio commentaries with cast and crew; "Complete Guide to Westeros" an interactive compendium of the noble houses and lands featured in Season One; "Making Game of Thrones"; "Character Profiles"; "Creating the Show Open"; "From the Book to the Screen": "The Night's Watch" featurette; "Creating the Dothraki Language." Also available on Blu-ray Disc, which adds "In-Episode Guides," an in-feature resource that provides background information about on-screen characters, locations, and relevant histories while each episode plays; "Anatomy of an Episode"; hidden dragon eggs. $79.98. (HBO).
High Road (2011) Lizzy Caplan, James F. Pumphrey, Abby Elliot, Dylan O'Brien, Ed Helms, Rob Riggle, Horatio Sanz, Zach Woods. Totally improvised script has ex-rocker Glenn "Fitz" Fitzgerald dealing pot out of his garage and bonding with 16-year-old neighborhood kid Jimmy. As his former band mates begin finding success and one of his drug deals goes awry, Fitz hits the road with Jimmy and, amid car chases, guns, broken bones, sassy cabbies and a suspicious doctor, he has to navigate their way to safe harbor. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital Download. Extras: (Millennium Entertainment).
Immortals (2011) Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, Stephen Dorff, Freida Pinto, Luke Evans, John Hurt. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, 3D Blu-ray. Extras: Deleted scenes, "It's No Myth" behind-the-scenes featurette. Blu-ray adds alternate opening, two alternate endings, "Caravaggio Meets Fight Club: Tarsem's Vision" featurette, "Immortals: Gods & Heroes" graphic novel. (Fox).
Jack & Jill (2011) Adam Sandler, Al Pacino, Katie Holmes, Elodie Tougne, Rohan Chand, David Spade. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted scenes, blooper reel: "Laughter Is Contagious," featurettes: "Look Who Stopped By" and "Boys Will Be Girls." Blu-ray adds two more featurettes: "Stomach Ache" and "Don't Call It a Boat - Royal Caribbean." (Sony).
Like Crazy (2011) Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones, Jennifer Lawrence, Alex Kingston, Finola Hughes, Chris Messina. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary by director Drake Doremus, editor Jonathan Alberts and cinematographer John Guleserian. Blu-ray adds deleted and alternate scenes. (Paramount).
The Lion King 1.5 (2004) Animated prequel with the cast of voices from the original. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital. Extras: Bonus feature: "Timon & Pumbaa's Vacation Safari," deleted scenes, featurettes. (Disney).
The Lion King 2.0 (1998) Animated sequel with the cast of voices from the original. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Digital. Extras: Bonus feature: "Timon & Pumbaa's Insectapedia," featurettes. (Disney).
Mercenaries (2011) Billy Zane, Geoff Bell, Stewart Scudamore. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette. When the Prime Minister of Serbia is assassinated and a military coup arises, an elite special ops team is called in to repair the damage. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital Download). (Lionsgate).
Recoil (2011) Steve Austin, Danny Trejo, Serina Swan. A cop turns vigilante after his family is murdered, exacting vengeance on the killers - and then on all criminals who have slipped through the system. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette, deleted scenes, cast interviews. (Nasser Entertainment/Vivendi Entertainment).
Screwball: The Ted Whitfield Story (2010) Ross Patterson, Joey Kern, Christine Lakin, Richard Riehle. Mockumentary that takes place during the Major League Baseball strike in 1994, when the nation turned its eyes from baseball, the Great American pastime, to professional wiffleball. The story chronicles the meteoric rise and tragic fall of Ted Whitfield, the greatest wiffleball player of all time, his attempt to break the home run record, and his descent into substance abuse. Extras: Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Anchor Bay).
Tom & Jerry in the Doghouse (2011) Collection of 22 "Tom and Jerry Tales" cartoons, $19.97: "24 Karat Kat," "Destruction Junction," "Beefcake Tom," "Bend it Like Thomas," "Tom's Photo Finish," "Game Set Match," "Cat Napping," "Cat Fishin'," "The Bodyguard," "Quiet Please!," "Solid Serenade," "Slicked-up Pup," "Puttin' on the Dog," "The Framed the Cat," "Tot Watchers," "The Invisible Mouse," "Pet Peeve," "Feeding Time," "DJ Jerry," "Beach Bully Bingo," "A Life Less Guarded," "The Dog House." (Warner).
Tooth Fairy 2 (2012) Larry the Cable Guy, David Mackey, Erin Beute, Brady Reiter, Lucius Baston, Noah Kronenberger. Sequel has tooth fairy doubter Larry the Cable Guy sentenced to become a Tooth Fairy or face having his memories erased, as well as losing his true love. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "Why Do I Lose My Baby Teeth?" "Return to Fairyland - Making Tooth Fairy 2," "Larry the Hairy Fairy," "Tooth Fairy 2 Introduces Crusher the Pig," "A Memory to Remember." (Fox).
The Town Ultimate Collector's Edition (2008) Ben Affleck's thriller about a Boston bank robbery and its aftermath gets an alternate ending; available as a three-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack (with UltraViolet digital Copy) in a collectible set that includes the theatrical version of the film and extended cut with alternate ending. $49.99. Extras: "The Town: A Director's Journey" new 30-minute documentary; director commentary on the theatrical version and extended cut; "Pulling Off the Perfect Heist," "The Town," "Nuns With Guns: Filming in the North End," "The Real People of The Town," "Ben Affleck: Actor and Director," "The Cathedral of Boston." Collectible memorabilia includes a letter from Ben Affleck; 48-page photo book with behind the scenes photos, filmmaking and script notes; poster-size map of Charlestown with details on crime scenes from the film; film prop reproductions: rub-on tattoo sheet with the tattoo from Jem's neck; Desmond Elden's Vericom Employee File that the FBI obtained after the first robbery; four mug shot cards (from the FBI office); 15-page FBI report (as held by FBI Special Agent Adam Frawley in the film). (Warner).
Transformers Prime: The Complete First Season (2010) Four-disc set with 26 episodes, 29.93. Extras: Also available in a Limited Edition Blu-ray Disc, which is packed with Transformers Prime graphic novel and bonus content, $64.99. (Shout! Factory).
Wyatt Earp's Revenge (2012) Shawn Roberts, Trace Adkins, Matt Dallas, Val Kilmer. Based on the true story of the legendary lawman, Earp recounts how he brought together the "Best of the West" to avenge the vicious murder of his beloved Dora. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Riding Along With Wyatt Earp" featurette. (Sony).