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DVD New Releases: April 24, 2012

Billy the Exterminator: The Complete Season Four (2011) Two-disc set with 12 episodes, $19.95. Formats: DVD. (A&E).

Cinema Verite (2011) Diane Lane, Tim Robbins, James Gandolfini. Compelling behind-the-scenes story of the revolutionary 1973 PBS documentary series "An American Family," which catapulted an ordinary family to notoriety and captivated audiences with the launch of a new television genre - reality TV. Believing that the lives of an everyday family would be relatable to Americans in a way that existing TV shows were not, filmmakers set out to chronicle the life of the Louds, a seemingly "perfect family." Once filming began though, the strain in the Loud's marriage, the ups and downs of raising five children, as well as the criticism Pat Loud received for asking for a divorce and openly supporting her gay son, came sharply into focus. A complete departure from television shows of the time, An American Family gripped the nation, making the Louds a television sensation while leaving them unprepared for the consequences. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: Commentary, "The Making of Cinema Verite." (HBO).

Contraband (2012) Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Giovanni Ribisi, Ben Foster, Lukas Haas, Caleb Landry Jones, Diego Luna, J.K. Simmons. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital Download, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted scenes, "Under the Radar -- The Making of Contraband," "Reality Factor - The Stunts and Action of Contraband," commentary by director-producer Baltasar Kormakur and producer Evan Hayes. (Universal).

Contradictions of the Heart (2011) Vanessa Williams, Wendy Raquel Robinson, LisaRaye, Michael DeLorenzo, Cedric the Entertainer. When a bartender and a party girl, a group of girlfriends out on the town, and four buddies all end up at the same nightclub, their interwoven stories unfold, setting them on a collision course that changes their relationships forever. Formats: DVD. (Entertainment One).

Dark Tide (2012) Halle Berry, Olivier Martinez. A professional diver, nine years after a near fatal encounter with a shark, confronts her fears when she takes a thrill-seeking millionaire on a journey to the dangerous South African waters known as Shark Alley. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc,Digital Download. (Lionsgate).

Eclipse Series 32: Pearls Of The Czech New Wave Of all the cinematic New Waves that broke over the world in the 1960s, the one in Czechoslovakia was among the most fruitful, fascinating, and radical. With a wicked sense of humor and a healthy streak of surrealism, a group of fearless directors including eventual Oscar winners Milos Forman and Jan Kadar began to use film to speak out about the hypocrisy and absurdity of the Communist state. A defining work was the 1966 omnibus five-part anthology film "Pearls of the Deep," which introduced five of the movement's greatest voices: Vera Chytilova ("Daisies," 1966), Jaromil Jires ("The Joke ," 1969), Jiri Menzel ("Capricious Summer," 1968), Jan Nemec ("A Report on the Party and Guests," 1966) and Evald Schorm ("Return of the Prodigal Son," 1967). This series presents that title, along with four other crucial works that followed close on its heels, one from each of those filmmakers... some dazzlingly experimental, some arrestingly realistic, all singular expressions from a remarkable time and place. (The Criterion Collection).

The Innkeepers (2011) Sara Paxton, Pat Healy. During the final days at the Yankee Pedlar Inn, two employees determined to reveal the hotel's haunted past begin to experience disturbing events as old guests check in for a "last" stay. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "The Innkeepers: Behind the Scenes," commentaries. (Dark Sky Films/MPI Media Group).

Masterpiece Classic: Birdsong (2011) Eddie Redmayne and Clemence Poesy star as two lovers whose fiery affair precedes World War I in this adaptation by screenwriter Abi Morgan of Sebastian Faulks' impassioned novel. Dreamlike, the film weaves together the stories of the past and present -- each tempestuous in its own way and fated to intersect. Also stars Matthew Goode, Anthony Andrews, Marie-Josee Croze, Joseph Mawle, Laurent Lafitte, Richard Madden. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (PBS Distribution).

Night Wolf (2012) Isabella Calthorp, Tom Felton, Joshua Bowman, Gemma Atkinson. On a long-postponed trip back home, a young woman's family is visited by a terrifying creature. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital Download. (Lionsgate).

The Organizer (1963) In turn-of-the-20th-century Turin, an accident in a textile factory incites workers to stage a walkout. But it's not until they receive unexpected aid from a traveling professor (Marcello Mastroianni) that they find a voice, unite, and stand up for themselves. This historical drama by Mario Monicelli ("Big Deal on Madonna Street") is a beautiful and moving ode to the power of the people, brimming with humor and honesty. "The Organizer (I compagni)" features engaging, naturalistic performances; cinematography by the great Giuseppe Rotunno; and a multilayered, Oscar-nominated screenplay, by Monicelli, Agenore Incrocci ("The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly)", and Furio Scarpelli ("Il postino"). New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition. Extras: Introduction by director Mario Monicelli from 2006, trailer, an essay by film critic J. Hoberman. (The Criterion Collection).

Return (2011) Linda Cardellini, Michael Shannon, John Slattery, Talia Balsam. A soldier returns to her family, friends, and old job after a tour of duty, though she finds herself struggling to find her place in her everyday life. Formats: DVD. Extras: Commentary by director Liza Johnson, deleted scenes. (Entertainment One).

Spot and His Grandparents Go to the Carnival (2012) Spot, the star of Eric Hill's beloved children’s books, joins his grandparents on a trip to the carnival; $9.97. Formats: DVD. Extras: Two additional 4-minute stories: "Spot's Grandpa" and "Spot Helps Grandma." (BBC Home Entertainment).

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