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DVD New Releases: June 5, 2012

Act of Valor (2012) Roselyn Sanchez, Nestor Serrano, Emilio Rivera, Gonzalo Menendez, Ailsa Marshall, Drea Castro, Alex Veadov. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital Download, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary, deleted scenes. Blu-ray adds interviews with the Navy SEALs, eight featurettes. (Fox).

Act of Vengeance (aka Five Minarets in New York) (2010) Haluk Bilginer, Danny Glover, Gina Gershon, Robert Patrick. After an unsuccessful and bloody raid in Istanbul, two Turkish anti-terrorist agents are sent to New York City on a mission to capture a notorious terrorist known only as "Dejjal" (Arabic for Antichrist). Working with the FBI and NYPD, the agents orchestrate the arrest of a suspect who may or not be the notorious Dejjal, but when events escalate, the foreign agents must take things in their own hands to avert disaster. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Millennium Entertainment).

American Pickers: Volume Three (2011) Two-disc set with 18 episodes, $19.95. Formats: DVD. (A&E).

Arn: The Complete Series (2010) Swedish miniseries set in Sweden and the Middle East, a sweeping and epic tale of war and intrigue, friendship and betrayal as well as an unforgettable love story portrayed through a rich gallery of brave knights, powerful queens and treacherous kings during the Crusades. Stars Stellan Skarsgard. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurettes. (Entertainment One).

Babar: The Classic Series: The Complete First Season (1989) Two-disc set with 13 episodes, $19.98. First appearing in "Histoire de Babar," Jean de Brunhoff's 1931 storybook classic based on a tale that his wife Cecile had invented for their children, Babar the Elephant has, for 80 years, captivated millions around the globe. The story of the little elephant who leaves the jungle, visits a big city and returns to bring the benefits of civilization to his fellow elephants has been captured in a multitude of best-selling books (over 12 million sold worldwide, and more than 1000 titles in print) and several animated series, including "Classic Babar," and a new series, "Babar & the Adventures of Badou," which airs daily on Disney Junior. Formats: DVD. (Entertainment One).

Breaking Bad: The Complete Fourth Season (2011) Four-disc set with 13 episodes. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Uncensored episodes, deleted and extended scenes, cast & crew commentaries on all 13 episodes, gag reel, 30 featurettes, "Better Call Saul" commercials, karaoke video featuring Gale Boetticher, more. (Sony).

Burn Notice Season 5 (2011) Four-disc set with 18 episodes, $49.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: Extended episode, deleted scenes, gag reel, featurette on the villains of "Burn Notice." (Fox).

Civilization: The West and the Rest With Niall Ferguson (2012) Niall Ferguson, internationally acclaimed author and historian, brings you the highly anticipated documentary series, in which he investigates the influence of the West and its hold over the rest of the world since 1500 A.D. Two-disc set, $34.98. Formats: DVD. (BBC Home Entertainment).

Doc Martin, Series 5 (2011) Smash-hit British dramedy currently airs on public television. BAFTA Winner Martin Clunes stars in the series as a misanthropic, socially maladjusted doctor forced to relocate to a rustic seaside village, where he immediately clashes with the town's eccentric citizens. Two-disc set includes eight episodes, plus 62-minutes of behind-the-scenes segments. Formats: DVD. (Acorn media).

Erin Brockovich Universal 100th Anniversary Edition (2000) Dir.: Steven Soderbergh; Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, Conchata Ferrell. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital Download. Extras: Deleted scenes, "Spotlight on Location," "Erin Brockovich: A Look at a Real-Life Experience," "!00 Years of Universal: Academy Award Winners," "100 Years of Universal: The Lot." (Universal).

Falling Skies: The Complete First Season (2011) Three-disc set with 10 episodes, $39.98. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Animating a Skitter, 2011 Comic-Con panel, commentary, behind-the-scenes featurettes, character profiles. Blu-ray adds "Falling Skies: The Comic Book Revealed" and a collectible trading card. (Warner).

Footprints (2009) Sybil Temtchine, H.M. Wynant, Pippa Scott. An amnesiac young woman (Sybil Temtchine) wakes up, face down on the footprints of Graumans Chinese Theatre, and spends one day, from sunrise to sunset, entirely on Hollywood Boulevard, piecing together her identity through her interaction with a host of disparate characters and famous locales. Formats: DVD, VOD. Extras: American Cinematheque Q&A with cast, director and film critic F.X. Feeney.
G.I. Joe: Renegades Season One, Volume 1 (2011) Two-disc set with the first 13 Episodes from the first season of popular animated series. Formats: DVD. $19.93. (Shout! Factory).

Hatfields & McCoys: Bad Blood (2012) Jeff Fahey, Perry King, Priscilla Barnes, Christian Slater. The Hatfields and McCoys fight for justice and vengeance in a feud that spans decades. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital Download. Extras: Commentary, stills gallery. (Lionsgate).

How to Live Forever (2009) A cell lives an average of 5 minutes. A hummingbird for 5 years. Right now, humans live for about 75 years. What might it mean to live forever? Director Mark Wexler embarks on a worldwide trek to investigate just what it means to grow old and what it could mean to really live forever. The film documents his journey as he seeks to learn if eternal life is possible or even desirable. Exploring these issues with a fascinating array of people from futurist Ray Kurzweil to comedian Phyllis Diller to a 101-year-old chain-smoking marathon runner Wexler presents a riveting series of stories and insights about youth, aging and longevity. Formats: DVD. (Docurama).

John Carter (2011) Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Dominic West, Samantha Morton, Thomas Haden Church, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds. Formats: DVD, 3D Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital Download. Extras: "100 Years in the Making": follow the journey of Edgar Rice Burroughs' story from its origins as a pulp novel to its arrival onscreen; commentary with the filmmakers. Blu-ray adds Disney Second Screen that explores John Carter's journal; "360 Degrees of John Carter" production featurette; deleted scenes; Barsoom Bloopers. (Disney).

The Journey (1959) Dir.: Anatole Litvak; Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Jason Robards, Robert Morley, E.G. Marshall, Anne Jackson, Ron Howard. A group of Westerners attempting to leave Budapest in 1956 after Soviet troops occupy the country are detained at the border by a Russian major who suspects a rebel may be among them. Formats: DVD.

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2011) Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Josh Hutcherson, Vanessa Hudgens, Luis Guzman, Kristin Davis. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD Combo,Digital Download, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: TBA. (Warner).

Knockdown (aka The Bad Penny) (2010) Casey T. Evans, Bai Ling, Tom Arnold, Nick Faltas. A former American boxer, now exiled in Bangkok after attacking a bookie who tried to fix one of his fights, is forced to confront his violent past in the city's notorious underground fight clubs after meeting a mysterious fan from his hometown. Formats: DVD. (ARC Entertainment).

Machine Gun Preacher (2011) Director: Marc Forster. Stars: Gerard Butler, Michelle Monagha, Kathy Baker, Madeline Carroll, Michael Shannon, Souleymane Sy Savane. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital Download, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: (Fox).

New Tricks, Season 7 The long-running, award-winning series stars Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman, Alun Armstrong and James Bolam as a team of semi-retired and somewhat curmudgeonly detectives investigating cold cases. Formats: DVD. (Acorn Media).

Normandy (aka Red Rose of Normandy) (2011) Tino Struckmann, Damian Chap, Jack Dimich, Claudia Crawford, Leslie Mills, Cole Schaeffer, John Courtney. Caught in the middle of the advancing Allies and the fanatical Gestapo during World War II, Klaus a battle-hardened soldier and Klaudia must fight their way out and away, only to make one last stand together surrounded in the middle of D-Day the biggest invasion in world history. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital Download. (MTI Home Video).

Pawn Stars: Volume 4 (2011) Two-disc set with 16 episodes, $19.95. Formats: DVD. (A&E).

Pretty Little Liars: The Complete Second Season (2011) Six-disc set with 25 episodes, $59.98. Formats: DVD, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Fashion's Guilty Pleasure" featurette, "Men of Mystery" featurette, deleted scenes. (Warner).

Private Romeo (2011) Seth Numrich, Matt Doyle. Updates Shakespeare's classic tragedy by setting it in an all-male military school,incorporating the original text of "Romeo and Juliet," YouTube videos, and lip-synced indie rock music. Formats: DVD. (Wolfe Video).

Rogue River (2012) Bill Moseley, Michelle Page, Lucinda Jenney, Michael Cudlitz. A young woman travels to the isolated wilderness of Oregon to spread her father's ashes and gets abducted by a nasty old man. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital Download. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette. (Lionsgate).

Safe House (2012) Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Vera Farmiga, Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepard, Ruben Blades, Nora Arnezeder, Robert Patrick. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital Download, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Making Safe House" featurette, "Hand-to-Hand Action" featurette, "Building the Rooftop Chase" featurette, " Inside The CIA" featurette. Blu-ray adds Behind The Action" featurette, "Safe Harbor: Cape Town" featurette, "Shooting the Safe House Attack" featurette. (Universal).

Smokey and the Bandit Universal 100th Anniversary Edition (1997) Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital Download. Extras: "Loaded Up and Truckin'" making-of featurette, "Snowman, What's Your 20?" CB tutorial,"!00 Years of Universal: The '70s," "100 Years of Universal: The Lot." (Universal).

The Sting Universal 100th Anniversary Edition (1973) Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning, Ray Walston, Eileen Brennan, Harold Gould. Includes a 48-page book with director George Roy Hill's script pages, personal letters, Edith Head's costume sketches, more. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital Download. Extras: "The Art of The Sting," "100 Years of Universal: Restoring the Classics," "100 Years of Universal: The '70s," "100 Years of Universal: The Lot." (Universal).

The Three Stooges Ultimate Collection All 190 short films, plus 11 hours of movies, shorts and never-before-released material on 20 discs. The entire Three Stooges Columbia shorts catalog spans three decades of slapstick silliness, featuring 190 shorts, plus three discs of rare and unreleased content. Fans will revel in this chance to see several of the Stooges work separately in solo shorts, developing the comic skills that would lead them to their roles as successors to Curly in the comedy trio. The collection includes 28 never-before-released short films starring Stooges actors Shemp Howard, Joe Besser, and Joe DeRita, as well as the feature length films "Have Rocket, Will Travel" and "Rockin' in the Rockies," available for the first time on DVD. Formats: DVD. (Sony).

ThunderCats: Season 1, Book 2 (1985) Two-disc set with eight episodes, $19.97. Formats: DVD, UltraViolet (cloud). (Warner).

Titanic at 100: Mystery Solved (2012) The most thorough and exhaustive study of the wreck ever made, yielding unprecedented new discoveries and the first comprehensive map of Titanic's watery grave, helping specialists solve the century-old puzzle of what went wrong on April 15, 1912, and determine who or what was responsible. In the 25 years since the wreck was located, no one had ever explored and mapped the entire site -- nearly half the area remained unseen and unknown, and significant portions of the ship, which could reveal how it broke, were missing. Now, after 100 years, every inch of the entire site is finally known, and every piece of the ship documented exactly where it landed on the ocean floor a century ago. Formats: DVD. $19.95. (A&E).

Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977) Star-studded, Emmy-winning political drama. Showcasing high-stakes political intrigue at its best, the miniseries inspired by the Nixon presidency makes its long-awaited home video debut. Based on the post-Watergate novel, "The Company," by former Nixon advisor John Ehrlichman, the Emmy-nominated program stars Cliff Robertson, Jason Robards, Stefanie Powers, Robert Vaughn, Andy Griffith. John Houseman. Formats: DVD. (Acorn Media).

White Collar Season 3 (2011-12) Four-disc set with 16 episodes, $49.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: Deleted scenes, gag reel, commentary on "Judgment Day," a "White Collar" trivia challenge. (Fox).

Workaholics Season Two (2011) Two-disc set with 10 episodes, $19.99. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Behind the Scenes in the Writers' Room," bloopers, alternate takes, deleted scenes, "Drunkmentary" on all episodes. (Comedy Central/Paramount Home Entertainment).

The Yankles (2009) Don Most, Bart Johnson, Brian Wimmer. A washed up, ex-major league ballplayer who needs to meet his community service hours as a coach gets a second chance at life and love by managing a Jewish, orthodox yeshiva baseball team. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).

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