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DVD New Releases: October 2, 2012

The Abbott and Costello Show: The Complete First Season (1952) Four-disc set with 26 episodes, $39.98. Formats: DVD. (Entertainment One).

Adventure Time: Jake vs. Me-Mow (2012) Single-disc compilation featuring 16 episodes from the series' first four seasons that follow the adventures of Finn the Human and his best friend, Jake the shape-shifting dog, as they travel across the Land of Ooo and encounter its unique inhabitants. Bundled with Finn's iconic bear-hat. Formats: DVD, $24.98. Extras: Land of Ooo character gallery. (Cartoon Network).

After Dusk They Come (aka The Forgotten Ones) (2009) Marc Bacher, Justin Baldoni, Nikki Griffin, Kellan Lutz, Jewel Staite. An unknown, cannibalistic beast stalks a group of shipwreck survivors on an uncharted island, picking them off one-by-one. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Making-of featurette. (Lionsgate).

Beatles Stories (2012) October 5, 2012, marks the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles' first single, Love Me Do, launching the foursome's stellar career. Five decades later, The Beatles are still captivating audiences everywhere and are considered the most influential musicians of all time. Along with their musical legacy, The Beatles left behind personal stories with those lucky people who were able to share a moment with them. This documentary captures cherished stories from famous fans and the not so famous from around the world, about their unique encounters with the fab four. Over a period of eight years, director-producer Seth Swirsky traveled around the world filming an exceptional array of people who wanted to share their stories. Sometimes the stories even found him. He found stories in unexpected places, getting Beatles' intimates to open up neighbors, tour mates, business associates, and even former girlfriends telling stories never heard before. Some of the featured storytellers include: Ben Kingsley, Smokey Robinson, Brian Wilson, Henry Winkler, Jon Voight, Art Garfunkel, Davy Jones, Graham Nash and dozens of others. Formats: DVD. Extras: Commentary, additional interviews as well as an extended interview with Norman "Hurricane" Smith (The Beatles' first recording engineer). (Cinema Libre).

Chained (2011) Dir.: Jennifer Lynch; Vincent D'Onofrio, Gina Phillips, Conor Leslie, Evan Bird, Jake Weber, Julia Ormand. A psychopathic cab driver kidnaps a young boy, chaining him in his house and training him to be his unwilling protege, forcing him to clean up after each murder. As the years pass, the boy is instructed in the art of murder until, as a teenager, he is pressed to start his own homicidal spree -- or attempt to escape. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: Commentary by writer-director Jennifer Lynch and actor Vincent D'Onofrio. (Anchor Bay).

Cowgirls N' Angels (2012) Bailee Madison, Alicia Witt, Jackson Rathbone, James Cromwell. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette. (Fox).

Dark Shadows (2012) Dir.: Tim Burton; Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Bella Heathcote, Chloe Moretz, Gully McGrath, Ray Shirley. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo Digital Download, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: TBA. (Warner).

Dora the Explorer: Dora's Royal Rescue (2012) Double-length, never-before-aired episode in which Dora comes to the aid of the famous Don Quixote, featuring the voices of Andy Garcia as Don Quixote and Placido Domingo as Malambruno. Also included is the new-to-DVD episode "Dora's Knighthood Adventure," which features the voice of Garcia as Don Quixote. Formats: DVD. $14.99. (Nickelodeon/Paramount).

4 Wedding Planners (2011) Illeana Douglas, Janel Parrish, Mia Riverton, Kimberly-Rose Wolter, Kimberly Rose-Walter. Unlikely story of a three-times divorced wedding planner whose business is being run into the ground by two of her three daughters. Formats: DVD. (Osiris Entertainment).

Funkytown (2011) Patrick Huard, Justin Chatwin, Paul Doucet, Raymond Bouchard, Francois Letourneau, Genevieve Brouillette, Sophie Cadieux, Sarah Mutch. Follows the lives and loves of a disco-dancing group of eight people in Montreal in 1976 at the height of the dance craze. Based on true events, the film brings back the glitter, glamour and edginess of that era. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Wolfe Video).

General Education (2012) Chris Sheffield, Maiara Walsh. Coming-of-age comedy about a young man set to go to the local university on a tennis scholarship who neglects to tell his parents one thing -- he didn't graduate. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. (Well Go USA).

Ghost Hunters: Season 7: Part 2 (2012) Four-disc set with 13 episodes, $24.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: Bonus footage. (Image Entertainment).

Happy Endings: The Complete Second Season (2011-12) Three-disc set with 21 episodes. Formats: DVD. Extras: Deleted scenes, outtakes. (Sony).

Hart of Dixie: The Complete First Season (2011-12) Five-disc set with 22 episodes. Formats: DVD,. Extras: "Straight from the Hart of Dixie" featurette, gag reel, deleted scenes. (Warner).

The Hole (2009) Dir.: Joe Dante; Chris Massoglia, Haley Bennett, Nathan Gamble, Bruce Dern, Teri Polo. A pair of brothers stumble upon a mysterious hole in their basement that leads to the darkest corridors of their fears and nightmares. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD. (Big Air Studios.).

House: The Complete Series (2011) All eight seasons with 176 episodes, 16 hours of bonus features, collectible booklet. Formats: DVD. (Universal).

Hypothermia (2010) Michael Rooker, Blanche Baker, Greg Finley. A family returns to their favorite winter getaway for some peaceful ice fishing little suspecting that they are about to become bait for a hideous underwater creature. Formats: DVD. (Dark Sky Films).

Iron Sky (2012) Christopher Kirby, Udo Kier, Stephanie Pau, Gotz Otto, Julia Dietze. In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded destruction by fleeing to the dark side of the moon. During the following 70 years of utter secrecy, the Nazis constructed a gigantic space fortress with a massive armada of flying saucers. Their plan: travel back to Earth and re-colonize the planet. Sci-fi comedy. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Making-of featurette, behind-the-scenes footage, teasers and theatrical trailer, commentary. (Entertainment One).

It Takes a Thief: The Complete First Season (1968-69) Five-disc set with 16 episodes, $39.98. Formats: DVD. (Entertainment One).

Kidnap & Ransom: Complete Series 1 & 2 (2011-12) Series revolves around master negotiator Dominic King (Trevor Eve) as he travels to exotic locales to bring kidnapping victims home, offering a captivating look inside a dangerous business; filmed on location in South Africa. Two-disc set with six episodes, $49.99. Formats: DVD. Extras: Interview with Trevor Eve, introduction by writer Michael Crompton, kidnapping statistics. (Acorn Media).

Kingdom (2007-09) Two-disc set with 12 episodes of the British series starring Stephen Fry as Peter Kingdom, a country solicitor standing up for the little guy. Formats: DVD, $34.98. (Warner).

The Lady (2012) Dir.: Luc Besson; Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis. Biodrama about "The Lady of Rangoon," Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's national heroine, who was at the core of that country's democratic movement. A story of devotion and human understanding set against a backdrop of political turmoil that continues today, based on Suu Kyi's riveting and ongoing true story. It's also a tale of love and longing between Suu Kyi and her husband, Michal Aris, played out against imprisonment, long separations and Burma's dangerously hostile regime. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Cohen Media Group).

Letting Go (2012) Jake Torem, Shirly Brener, Luca Bercovici, Greg Baker, Christopher Knight, David Foster. Challenged in love, strangled at work, and tormented at home, Joel Slater (played by the film's director-writer Torem), searches for a way to juggle all three with the help of three large, clumsy and lovable rescue dogs. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted scenes. (Osiris Entertainment).

Magic City: The Complete First Season (2012) Three-disc set with eight episodes. Formats: DVD, $44.98; Blu-ray Disc, $54.99. Extras: behind-the-scenes footage and featurettes exploring the cars, fashion, glamour, set design, music and history of Magic City. (Anchor Bay).

Martha & Friends: Holiday Collection (2011) Celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas with 10 year-old Martha Stewart and her friends as they solve holiday mishaps using their crafty skills. Animated. Includes downloadable recipes and holiday craft instructions. Formats: DVD. (Vivendi Entertainment/A Squared Entertainment).

Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey Seasons One & Two (2010-11) As excitement builds for Downton Abbey Season 3, PBS has released a limited edition set that includes Season 1 and Season 2, in special collectable gift-set packaging. The "Downton Abbey" phenomenon began in the fall of 2010 when it hit British airwaves. With an outstanding cast and excellent story penned by Academy Award-winner Julian Fellowes ("Gosford Park"), it captivated millions. Upon crossing the Atlantic, American viewers were soon hooked as well. Formats: DVD, $59.99; Blu-ray Disc, $64.99. (PBS Distribution).

Nikita: The Complete Second Season (2011-12) Five-disc set with 23 episodes. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "What If? Writing the Fate of Division" featurette, "Living the Life: Maggie Q" featurette, commentary on the Season Finale, deleted scenes, gag reek. (Warner).

Note to Self (2011) Christian Keyes, Brian McKnight, Letoya Luckett, Richard T. Jones, Valarie Pettiford, Clifton Powell. A handsome and popular student athlete with high expectations for his senior year in college has yet to develop a game plan for his heart, but after he begins keeping a personal journal, he finds himself guided to the love he needs most. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Behind the scenes featurette, deleted scenes, bloopers, photo gallery, music video: "I'm Alright" by Christian Keyes. (One Village Entertainment/Image Entertainment).

Peace, Love and Misunderstanding (2012) Dir.: Bruce Beresford; Catherine Keener, Elizabeth Olsen, Jane Fonda. When a New York CITY LAWYER's life begins to fall apart, she travels with her two teens to Woodstock to stay with her estranged flower-child mother. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: (IFC Films).

People Like Us (2012) Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Pfeiffer. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital Download, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary with writer-director Alex Kurtzman, Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks; commentary with Kurtzman and Michelle Pfeiffer. Blu-ray adds "Number One With a Bullet: The Story Behind People Like Us", "Taco Talk": Extended Henry's Taco scene, deleted scenes. (DreamWorks).

Sea Level (2011) Family animated adventure has Pup the young shark venturing out from the ocean he knows to save his family from poachers. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette, concept art, sculpture design. (Lionsgate).

Seance: The Summoning (2011) Bobby Campo, Nazneen Contractor, Chris Olivero, Devon Ogden. Four friends decide to record themselves having a seance but when they summon a demon by mistake they have to find a way to drive it out before it destroys them all. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Making-of featurette. (Lionsgate).

Singin' in the Rain - 60th Anniversary Special Edition (1952) Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor,Debbie Reynolds. Formats: DVD. Extras: Includes four hours of bonus content including the all new documentary "Singin' in the Rain: Raining on a New Generation" featuring interviews with the cast from Glee. (Warner).

The Six Million Dollar Man: Season 2 (2011) Six-disc set with 22 episodes. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital Download, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: (Studio).

Thomas & Sarah (1979) "Upstairs, Downstairs" spinoff starring real-life couple John Alderton and Pauline Collins as two of the series' most colorful characters: the wily chauffeur and the sassy cockney parlor maid. Two-disc set with 13 episodes, $49.99. Formats: DVD. (Acorn Media).

ThunderCats: Season 1 Book 3 Two-disc set with 10 episodes, $19.97. Formats: DVD. (Warner).

Tom & Jerry: Robin Hood and His Merry Mouse (2012) Original, animated film. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo, UltraViolet (cloud). (Warner).

Transformers Rescue Bots: Roll to the Rescue (2012) Five episodes of the new Transformers series, $14.93. Formats: DVD. Extras: The premiere episode "Family of Heroes," printable coloring sheets. (Shout! Factory).

Vexed Series 1 (2010) Two mismatched police detectives banter and bicker their way through London's toughest cases in this BBC series. Single-disc with three episodes, $29.99. Formats: DVD. (Acorn Media).

VR Troopers Season One, Volume One (1994) Three-disc set with 26 episodes, $19.93. Formats: DVD. (Shout! Factory).

We Are the Hartmans (2011) When the owner of Hartman's Rock Club (Richard Chamberlain) falls ill, his estranged family swoops into town to sell the club and collect the money. What they don't expect is a full-scale neighborhood rebellion by the eccentric musicians, drunks and drag queens that frequent the club. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Virgil Films).

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Re: DVD New Releases: October 2, 2012

I loved watching The Abbott and Costello Show when I was a kid. I will have to get this as part of my dvd collection. Thanks for lettings us know about this.
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