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DVD New Releases: June 8

The A-Team: The Complete Series -- Limited Edition Box Set (1983-87) Twenty-five disc set, in an A-Team Truck package, $149.98. (Universal).

American Pickers: The Complete First Season (2010) Two-disc set with 12 episodes, $29.95. Extras: Featurettes. (A&E Home Entertainment).

Caddyshack (1980) Dir.: Harold Ramis; Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Ted Knight, Rodney Dangerfield, Cindy Morgan, Michael O'Keefe. Extras: "Caddyshack: The 19th Hole" retrospective documentary. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).

The Cry of the Owl (2009) Paddy Considine, Julia Stiles Based on the novel by acclaimed author and suspense master Patricia Highsmith ("The Talented Mr. Ripley," "Strangers on a Train"), this psychological thriller tells the story of a man trying to recover from a messy divorce by seeking solace in a small town, where he becomes fascinated by the apparent domestic bliss of a young woman, who he ends up having a relationship with. When the woman's boyfriend goes missing, he becomes the number one suspect in a murder investigation, leaving him to wonder if she may not be all that she seems. (Paramount).

Family Matters: The Complete First Season (1989-90) Three-disc set with 22 episodes, $29.98. (Warner).

From Paris With Love (2010) John Travolta, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Kasia Smutniak, Richard Durden, Yin Bing, Amber Rose Revah, Eric Godon, Francois Bredon, Chems Dahmani, Sami Darr. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Lionsgate).

Ghostwriter: Season One (2009) Five-disc set with 34 episodes of the PBS/Sesame Street kids series, $39.97. Extras: Twelve-page casebook with blank notebook area for clues, "Ghostwriter" interactive trivia game. (Shout! Factory).

Hot Wheels Battle Force 5: Season 1 Volume 2 (2009) Six episodes, $14.97. (Warner).

iCarly: iSaved Your Life (2010) Features two iCarly TV specials plus three additional episodes: "iSaved Your Life," "iQuit iCarly," "iThink They Kissed," "iTwins" and "iMove Out." For kids 2-11, $16.99. Extras: Behind-the-scenes vignettes. (Nickelodeon/Paramount)

The Illusionist (2006) Ed Norton, Jessica Biel, Paul Giamatti, Rufus Sewell. Blu-ray + DVD combo. Extras: Commentary by writer-director Neil Burger, "The Making of The Illusionist" featurette, "Jessica Biel on The Illusionist" featurette. (Fox).

My Lai (2010) American Experience returns to 1968 and the Vietnamese village of My Lai, where the blood of nearly 500 civilians was spilled at the hands of American soldiers. The infamous massacre is revisited, featuring new footage, uncovered documentation and compelling and exclusive interviews from soldiers who were on the ground during the event. $24.99. (PBS).

The Pluto Files (2010) Details the efforts of astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson, who is at the head of the team behind the recent uproar over Pluto's status. Since its discovery in 1930, Pluto has held a warm place in the public imagination. So, when the American Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium stopped calling Pluto a planet, director Neil deGrasse Tyson found himself at the center of a firestorm -- led by angry, Pluto-loving elementary school students. $24.99. (PBS).

The Quake (2009) PBS Frontline documentary that looks at the effects of the January 12, 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti. $24.99. (PBS).

Shaun the Sheep: One Giant Leap for Lambkind (2010) Six-episode collection features Unidentified Farm Objects and paranormal sightings. $14.98. Extras: Sing-along, game. (HIT Entertainment/Lionsgate).

Shutter Island (2010) Dir.: Martin Scorsese; Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Max von Sydow, Michelle Williams, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, Jackie Earle Haley, Ted Levine, John Carroll Lynch. Blu-ray Disc extras: "Behind the Shutters" making-of featurette, "Into the Lighthouse" featurette that discusses the historical landscape of psychiatric therapies during the 1950s through interviews with cast and crew. (Paramount).

Starstruck (2010) Sterling Knight, Danielle Campbell, Maggie Castle, Brandon Mychal Smith, Chelsea Staub. Disney Channel Original Movie about two sisters sightseeing in L.A. whose chance meeting with a hot young pop star sets off a series of comic adventures. Available as a single-disc DVD and two-disc extended edition that includes a soundtrack CD as well as three music videos. (Disney).

Tales of the Gold Monkey: The Complete Series (1982-83) Six-disc collector's box set with all 20 action-packed episodes of the TV series that became a hit following the success of the Indiana Jones films: Set in 1938, the adventure series chronicled a young American adventurer and his ragtag group of friends as they become involved in death-defying hi-jinx, transporting people-on-the-run in a well-worn Grumman Goose seaplane. Stars Stephen Collins, Caitlin O'Heaney, Roddy McDowall and Jeff Mackay. Extras: Pilot episode, new 36 Minute "making-of" documentary, commentaries, photo gallery, series synopsis and biographies, artifacts gallery, 24-page collector's booklet. $49.97. (Fabulous
Films/Shout! Factory).

TCM Spotlight: Charlie Chan Collection Four-disc set with four inscrutable mysteries with one of the world's greatest sleuths, Charlie Chan: "Dark Alibi" (1946), "Dangerous Money" (1946) and "The Trap" (1946), starring Sidney Toler; and "The Chinese Ring" (1947), starring Roland Winters; $39.92.

Thomas & Friends: The Greatest Stories (2010) Two-disc set with 20 of the best "Thomas & Friends" episodes, including the first-ever episode; spans the years with conductors George Carlin, Ringo Starr, Alec Baldwin and Michael Brandon. $16.98. Extras: "Create Your Own Thomas Story," "How Did Thomas Meets His friends?" trivia game, storybook adventure game, "Thomas Saves the Day" enhanced read-along, four sing-along karaoke videos, four music videos. (HIT Entertainment/Lionsgate).

Toe to Toe (2009) Louisa Krause, Sonequa Martin. The story of the friendship and rivalry between lacrosse mates Tosha and Jesse, two senior girls at a competitive Washington, D.C. prep school with different backgrounds: Tosha is a black scholarship student from Anacostia, one of Washington's poorest areas, while Jesse is a troubled and promiscuous white girl from the ritzy suburbs of Maryland. The two forge a close and genuine bond on the field, but their friendship unravels as they navigate through race and class related obstacles. When Jesse and Tosha discover that they've both been dating the same boy, the conflict becomes explosive. (Strand Releasing).

Word Is Out (2009) "Word Is Out" debuted in 1977 as the first feature-length documentary about lesbian and gay identity made by gay filmmakers (The Mariposa Film Group). After conducting 140 interviews, the filmmakers selected 26 people of various lifestyles, races, ages and backgrounds. What they achieved was a cornerstone in Gay Rights. The film quickly became a landmark in cinema, but time had taken its toll on the existing prints and the film was rarely seen. The Outfest Legacy Project and UCLA Film & Television Archive restored "Word Is Out" with the generous contribution of the David Bohnett Foundation, creating a high-definition video for this DVD premiere. The release celebrates the 40th anniversary of the first Gay Pride Marches and follows its premiere at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival and the theatrical tour around the world earlier this year. Extras: "Word Is Out, Then and Now: Thirty Years Later"; "Afterthoughts" by the filmmakers and participants;, history of The Mariposa Film Group; "Remembering Peter Adair," the film's producer and main force behind the collective; "DVD Executive Producer: David Bohnett," the man behind the film's restoration and DVD release; Outfest Legacy Project PSA.(Milliarium Zero/Milestone Film).

Z Rock: Season 2 (2009) Single-disc with 10 episodes, $19.97. (Anchor Bay).

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