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DVD New Releases: October 4, 2011

African Cats (2011) Disneynature documentary takes viewers deep into the breathtaking African savanna to witness the heart-stopping rivalry between two lion prides and the epic journey of one brave cheetah family. Extras: "Disney & Nature," "Save the Savanna"; Blu-ray adds filmmaker annotations, music video. Available as a two-disc Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack. (Disney).

Alfred Hitchcock: The Essentials Collection Five-disc set with "Vertigo," "Psycho," "The Birds," "North by Northwest" and "Rear Window," $49.98. (Universal).

Beauty and the Beast: Diamond Edition 3D (1991) Voices of Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, Angela Lansbury, Bradley Pierce. Available as a five-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (1 Blu-ray 3D Disc + 1 standard Blu-ray Disc + 1 Blu-ray Disc of Bonus Features + 1 DVD Disc of the film + Digital Copy Disc of the film) for the suggested retail price of $49.99. Includes three versions of the film: original theatrical release , special extended edition and original storyboard version. Bonus features: Deleted scenes, alternate opening and ending, "Backstage Disney" behind-the-scenes featurettes, "Music & More" featurettes, "Family Games & Activities." (Disney).

Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On (2011) This Emmy-nominated 70-minute special was taped before thousands in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Joining Bette Midler on the gargantuan stage are the staggering Harlettes, 20 dazzling dancers she calls The Caesar Salad Girls and a 13-piece band. Included in the act - part of the $10 million extravaganza that played over 300 performances in a nearly three-year run at Caesar's Palace are renditions of "The Rose," "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," "From a Distance," "Hello in There" and "Wind Beneath My Wings." $19.98. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Image Entertainment).

The Bionic Woman: Season 3 (1977-78) Five-disc set with 22 episodes, $39.98. (Universal).

Bored to Death: The Complete Second Season (2010) Two-disc set with eight episodes, $39.98.Extras: Outtakes and deleted scenes. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (HBO).

Fast Five (2011) Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Sung Kang, Tego Calderon, Don Omar, Elsa Pataky, Gal Gadot, Matt Schulze. Available as Blu-ray and DVD Combo Packs and DVD. Extras: Deleted scenes, gag reel, "Dom's Journey: Track Vin Diesel's Legendary Character From the Beginning," "Brian O’Conner: From Fed to Con: Follow Paul Walker's Character as He Goes From Lawman to Outlaw," "Enter Federal Agent Hobbs: Meet Dom & Brian's Toughest Nemesis Yet," commentary by director Justin Lin. Blu-ray adds "Dom vs. Hobbs:" Watch how the action-packed showdown was shot; "On Set With Director Justin Lin"; "Inside the Vault Chase"; Tyrese TV: Go behind the scenes of "Fast Five" with Tyrese Gibson; pocket BLU versions for tablets and computers, featuring Universal's second screen; "Take Control 2.0": Step inside the movie with director Justin Lin as he takes control of your Blu-ray player and gives you an all-access, in-depth look at how the movie was made; "Virtual Car Garage": Get an up-close inspection of the hot cars, moving models of the cars in a 360 degree view, check out tech specs and more; "Scene Explorer": Select various progressions of the same scene from storyboards to daily cuts; "Picture in Picture": The cast and crew share stories about the movie in synchronization to the scene being played; "The Music of Fast Five": Find out what song is playing, create your own playlist, and even purchase the songs right from your device. (Universal).

Friday Night Lights: The Complete Series Nineteen-disc set. (Universal).

The Heart Specialist (2011) Brian J. White, Mya, Wood Harris, Zoe Saldana, Marla Gibbs, Leon Robinson, Thomas Miles, Jasmine Guy, Scott Paulin, Kenneth Choi, Ed Asner, Method Man. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Fox).

The High Cost of Living (2010) Zach Braff, Isabelle Blais. The story of a young, pregnant woman whose world falls apart when she loses her child in a hit and run accident. Henry is not a particularly nice guy. He's a drug dealer because he is good at it. Nathalie is married and about to have her first child. One night, Henry makes a wrong turn and their lives tragically collide. As Natalie s life unravels, Henry becomes her unlikely guardian angel. (New Video/Tribeca Film).

In Treatment: The Complete Third Season (2010-11) Four-disc set with 28 episodes, $59.99. (HBO).

Jig (2011) Feature-length documentary about the 40th Irish Dancing World Championships, held in Glasgow, Scotland. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Screen Media Films).

Moby Dick (2011) Charlie Cox, William Hurt, Donald Sutherland, Ethan Hawke, Gillian Anderson, Eddie Marsan, Billy Boyd. Miniseries of Herman Melville's classic. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (RHI Entertainment/Vivendi Entertainment).

Planet Earth Six-Disc Special Edition Six Planet Earth DVDs ($59.98) or Blu-ray Discs ($79.98). A Limited Collector's Edition, packed in a collectible, numbered globe package with four art cards, will also be available: $79.98 DVD, $99.98 Blu-ray. Extras: Four new specials, producer commentaries, music only viewing options, 11 production video diaries, "Planet earth: The Future." (BBC/Warner).

Scream 4 (2011) Dir.: Wes Craven. Stars: David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Anthony Anderson, Adam Brody, Rory Culkin, Marielle Jaffe, Mary McDonnell, Marley Shelton, Nico Tortorella, Lucy Hale, Shenae Grimes, Aimee Teegarden, Brittany Robertson. Available on DVD and as a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack. Extras: "The Making of Scream 4" featurette, alternate opening, extended ending, deleted and extended scenes, gag reel. (Weinstein Co./Dimension Films/Anchor Bay).

The Smurfs Holiday Celebration (2011) Two holiday features: "The Smurfs' Christmas Special" and "'Tis the Season to Be Smurfy," 14.97. (Warner).

Submarine (2010) Craig Roberts, Yasmin Paige, Sally Hawkins, Noah Taylor Paddy Considine. Young Oliver Tate’s coming-of-age is coming even sooner than expected. At 15, Oliver is prone to daydreaming, listening to French crooners and concocting various self-absorbed fantasies but he suddenly finds himself submerged in dual, real-life challenges: plotting to lose his virginity with a quirky new girlfriend and struggling to salvage his parents' marriage and keep his mom from taking up with the self-help guru next door. Extras: "The Making of Submarine" featurette. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (The Weinstein Co./Anchor Bay).

Transformers: Beast Wars Seasons 2 & 3 (1997-99) Four-disc set with 26 episodes, $29.93. Extras: "Remembering the Spark" featurette, original "Making of Beast Wars," art gallery, original character models. (Shout! factory).

The Walking Dead: Season 1 - Special Edition (2010) Available in three versions: Special Edition DVD ($49.98), Special Edition Blu-ray ($59.99) and Limited Edition Blu-ray Collector's Tin ($89.99). Each set contains all six episodes of the first season and is loaded with new behind-the-scenes featurettes, commentaries, extra footage and the fan-requested black and white version of the pilot episode, as well as all the bonus features in the first DVD and Blu-ray release. The Limited Edition Collector's Tin contains an exclusive wearable zombie mask from NECA designed by the series make-up artist Greg Nicotero. The first 100,000 units of the Blu-ray and Limited Edition Collector's Tin include an exclusive Cryptozoic "The Walking Dead" trading card. The new season begins October 16. (Anchor Bay).

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