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September 3, 2013 New DVD Releases

The Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collection: Thrillers Warner Home Video will release another new DVD box set as part of their 90th Anniversary celebration. Check out the complete list of films here. Formats: DVD, $98.92. (Warner).
1. "The Public Enemy" (1931)
2. "The Maltese Falcon" (1941)
3. "The Big Sleep" (1946)
4. "Strangers on a Train" (1951)
5. "North by Northwest" (1959)
6. "Dirty Harry" (1971)
7. "Dog Day Afternoon" (1975)
8. "Lethal Weapon: Director’s Cut" (1987)
9. "Batman" (1989)
10. "Goodfellas" (1990)
11. "The Fugitive" (1993)
12. "Natural Born Killers: The Director’s Cut" (1994)
13. "The Shawshank Redemption" (1994)
14. "Seven" (1995)
15. "Heat" (1995)
16. "L.A. Confidential" (1997)
17. "American History X" (1998)
18. "The Dark Knight" (2008)
19. "Inception" (2010)
20. "The Town" (2010)
Criminal Minds - The Eighth Season (2012) Six-disc set with 23 episodes of the series that revolves around an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit's most prominent agent is David Rossi (Joe Mantegna), a founding member of the BAU, who returns to help the team solve new cases, while pursuing some unfinished business of his own. Each member brings his or her own area of expertise to the table as they pinpoint predators' motivations and identify their emotional triggers in the attempt to stop them. $64.99. Formats: DVD. Extras: "The Killing Season" writer's roundtable; six featurettes: "The Profiler's Handbook: Cooperative Vigilantism," "The Profiler's Handbook: God Complex," "The Profiler's Handbook: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder," "The Profiler's Handbook: Peter Pan Syndrome," "The Profiler's Handbook: Dissociative Identity Disorder," "The Profiler's Handbook: Obsessive Imitation"; "Alex and Jeanne" featurette on the new series regulars; "New Directions" featurette on the episode "The Fallen"; "Beautiful Minds" featurette. (CBS/Paramount).

Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest (2013) As the annual Halloween Boo Festival approaches, George the inquisitive monkey and his friends hear about a legendary scarecrow who steals hats, and they set out to find him. Formats: DVD, $14.98. (Universal).

Da Vinci's Demons - The Complete First Season (2013) Three-disc set with all eight episodes of the Starz Original series that follows the "untold" story of Leonardo Da Vinci during his early years in Renaissance Florence, using only his genius to fight against those who use history, religion and politics to suppress the truth. Formats: DVD, $44.98; Blu-ray Disc, $54.99. Extras: Commentaries with writer-creator-executive producer-director David S. Goyer and the cast, three featurettes: "Mastering Da Vinci," "Constructing Da Vinci" and "Dressing Da Vinci," and deleted scenes. (Anchor Bay).

DCI Banks: Aftermath (2010) Stephen Tompkinson and Andrea Lowe star as the tenacious and stubborn Chief Inspector Alan Banks and the feisty and headstrong Detective Sergeant Annie Cabbot in this chilling crime story based on the hugely successful novel from award-winning international crime writer Peter Robinson. A young woman is unconscious, bleeding from a head wound. Her husband is hiding in the cellar, ready to wield a knife at anyone who tries to enter and desperate to protect his secret. What happens next leaves one of the officers dead, the other fighting for her career and Banks with a chilling murder investigation that will test him to the limit. Formats: DVD, $19.98. (BBC Home Entertainment).

Duane Allman - Song of the South: Duane Allman and the Rise of The Allman Brothers (2013) In the early to mid 1970s a handful of bands from the Deep South reinvigorated American popular music by fusing blues, country, and rock 'n' roll styles into a new and unique form. But the man who had sparked this renaissance and who had struggled to gain acceptance in an industry firmly established in the North and out West, was by then just a memory. Duane Allman, the lead guitarist and driving force behind Southern Rock pioneers The Allman Brothers Band, lived a tragically short life, but during his brief career he changed music forever. This documentary looks at Allman's life, work and musical output, from his early days in Florida to his influential session work in Muscle Shoals, his monumental collaboration with Eric Clapton in Derek & The Dominos and the inimitable virtuosity with which he set The Allman Brothers Band alight. Formats: DVD. (MVD Visual).

Empire State (2012) Liam Hemsworth, Emma Roberts, Dwayne Johnson, Nikki Reed. A security guard job with the Empire State Armored Truck Company is unwittingly drawn into an elaborate scheme to rob the company, resulting in the largest cash heist in U.S. history. Hot on their trail is a veteran NYPD Detective, as well as the local crime bosses who want to know who pulled a job on their turf. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary with director Dito Montiel, deleted scenes, "Creating an Empire" behind-the-scenes featurette, "Anatomy of a Heist: Interview with Chris Potamitis - The Mastermind Behind the Robbery" featurette. (Lionsgate).

The English Teacher (2013) Julianne Moore, Michael Angarano, Greg Kinnear, Lily Collins, Fiona Shaw, Nathan Lane. Linda (Julianne Moore) is a 40-year-old unmarried high school English teacher in a small town where she shares a small apartment with two cats and her rich collection of great literature. She maintains no close personal relationships aside from those she has with her favorite authors. But her simple life changes when former star pupil Jason (Michael Angarano) returns to town after failing as a playwright in New York. Pressured by his overbearing father (Greg Kinnear), Jason may be forced to give up his dreams and go to law school. Unwilling to let that happen, Linda mounts his play at her school with flamboyant drama teacher Carl (Nathan Lane) directing, and puts her own reputation and teaching career on the line. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD. Extras: Cast and crew interviews. (Cinedigm).

Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie (2012) Morton Downey Jr. earned his name as "Father of Trash Television" by tearing apart the traditional TV talk format and turning the debate of current issues into a gladiator pit. His blow-smoke-in-your-face style drew a rabid cult following in the late 1980s. The documentary includes archival footage of Downey (who also was a successful songwriter, penning such tunes as "Because We're Young" and "Hearts Are Wild") and bizarre animation. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Memorable Moments"; "Behind the Animation"; "An Evening With Kellie Everts"; commentary with directors Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller and Jeremy Newberger; trailer (Magnolia Home Entertainment).

The Fugitive 20th Anniversary Blu-ray (1993) Dir.: Andrew Davis; Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Julianne Moore, Joe Pantoliano, Andreas Katsulas, Jeroen Krabbe. Extras: New featurette "The Fugitive: Thrill of the Chase" featuring Andrew Davis, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones and more; introduction by Andrew Davis and Harrison Ford; commentary by Andrew Davis and Tommy Lee Jones; "On the Run With the Fugitive" behind-the-scenes featurette; "Derailed: Anatomy of a Train Wreck" behind-the-scenes featurette; "The Fugitive" (2000 WB Pilot); theatrical trailer. (Warner).

Haven: The Complete Third Season (2012) Four-disc set with 13 episodes. When FBI Agent Audrey Parker arrives in Haven, Maine on a routine case, she quickly finds herself involved in the return of the Troubles, a series of supernatural afflictions that have long cursed the seaside town and its residents. Joining the Haven Police Department, Audrey began to realize that it was fate and not luck that brought her to this place and that she is inexplicably linked to the mysteries of Haven. This season picks up immediately after the end of Season 2, with Audrey having been brutally kidnapped, Nathan warned against pursuing a relationship with Audrey, and Duke seemingly engaged in a fight to death with Nathan after he discover his family lineage is to kill Haven citizens with Troubles. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "The Haunting truth About Haven: A Documentary," "Escape to Haven" webisode series, deleted and alternate scenes, commentaries on select episodes, vast and crew interviews, Haven panel from the New York Comic Co, behind-the-scenes footage, blooper reel, 16-page comic book "Haven: After the Storm." (Entertainment One).

The Iceman (2013) Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans, Ray Liotta, David Schwimmer, Robert Davi, Danny Abeckaser, Stephen Dorff, James Franco. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD. Extras: "The Making of The Iceman" featurette, "The Iceman Behind the Scenes" featurette. (Millennium Films).

The Jesse Stone Collection Eight-disc set with all the installments of the Tom Selleck-starring crime drama. Formats: DVD. Extras: Collectable Paradise Police Department baseball hat. (Sony).

Mama's Family: The Complete Series (1983-1990) From the first time the wildly-popular sketch "The Family" aired on "The Carol Burnett Show" in 1974, Vicki Lawrence has been followed by a buxom, blue-haired, purse-lipped, 65-year-old widow. This is, of course, Thelma Mae Crowley Harper, Lawrence's indelible, abrasive and smart alecky alter ego who would eventually be spun-off into her own delightfully offbeat sitcom "Mama's Family," which debuted on NBC on January 22, 1983 and ran for six seasons. Set in the fictional city of Raytown, "Mama's Family" revolves around the eye-opening escapades of the Harper clan, headed by formidable matriarch, Mama Harper, a fiery-tempered no-nonsense woman who does not suffer fools gladly. In fact, she makes everybody suffer a little with her patented snappy retorts that truly put the "diss" in dysfunction. Across 130 30-minute episodes spanning six seasons, viewers were treated to hilarious and sometimes heart-warming family comedy. Adding to the mix were Mama's journalist sister, Fran (Rue McClanahan), who lives with her; her youngest son, Vint (Ken Berry), who moves in with his two teenagers after he's evicted; and Naomi (Dorothy Lyman), who marries Vint by Episode 4. Mama's extended family includes her two daughters, highfalutin' Ellen (Betty White) and high-strung Eunice (Carol Burnett), as well as Eunice's husband, Ed (Harvey Korman). The set is comprised of 130 episodes across 24 DVDs in a collector's set with an introductory note from Vicki Lawrence, $199.95. Formats: DVD. Extras: Collectible "Mama's Family" album featuring character bios, a "Mama's Family" tree, and interviews and anecdotes from cast members; 10 hours of specially-created bonus material including interviews, featurettes and more, including: a cast reunion roundtable with Vicki Lawrence, Ken Berry, Dorothy Lyman, Beverly Archer, Betty White and Allan Kayser (Bubba); a special interview featuring Vicki "interviewing" Mama through the magic of split-screen technology; an exclusive, new interview featuring Lawrence and Carol Burnett; crew interviews with executive producer Rick Hawkins, costumers Ret Turner and Bob Mackie and show writers Jim Evering and Manny Basanese; the 1982 CBS-TV original movie "Eunice" - the precursor to the "Mama's Family" - which takes the Harpers on a 23-year journey; Key "Family" sketches from "The Carol Burnett Show." (StarVista Entertainment/Time Life).

Now You See Me (2013) Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Mark Ruffalo, Melanie Laurent. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary with producer Bobby Cohen and director Louis Leterrier, "Now You See Me Revealed" featurette. Blu-ray adds extended director's cut featuring 16 minutes of never-before-seen footage, "A Brief History of Magic" featurette, deleted scenes. (Lionsgate).

The Office Season Nine (2012-13) Five-disc set with 23 episodes. Join the Scranton gang for the ninth and final season of the groundbreaking Emmy Award-winning hit series. Andy's back in charge as regional manager at Dunder Mifflin, but a journey of self-discovery leads to unexpected consequences. Jim lands the job of his dreams, but he and Pam must now adjust to a long-distance relationship. Meanwhile, Dwight steps up on the family farm; Darrel looks at new career opportunities; and Erin struggles with matters of the heart. And... everyone is excited to finally see the long awaited documentary about their lives in the office, an event nine years in the making. Formats: DVD, $49.99; Blu-ray Disc, $59.98; Digital; UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "2003 Casting": Never before seen audition tapes featuring the cast of the show, plus a few surprise auditions from future comedy stars including Seth Rogen, Eric Stonestreet, Jon Cho and more; deleted scenes (two hours worth); "The Office: A Look Back" retrospective with the cast and their memories of the show; "Finale Table Read"; blooper reel; "Autotune Andy" autotune music video. Blu-ray adds "The Office: Behind-the-Scenes Panel Discussion." (Universal).

Parks and Recreation: Season Five (2012-13) Three-disc set with 22 episodes of the ensemble comedy that follows Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana, and her tireless efforts to make her quintessentially American town just a little bit more fun. In this season, Knope takes on new challenges as the newly-elected City Councilwoman of Pawnee, standing her ground for what she believes in and putting up a strong fight, all the while balancing her personal relationship with Ben and planning for a wedding. Meanwhile, assistant Andy pursues a career in law enforcement, Ann makes a dramatic life decision, and Ron is smitten with a new lady. Formats: DVD, $39.98. Extras: Extended episodes, deleted scenes, uncensored gag reel, webisodes, promos, Patton Oswalt's sci-fi filibuster, more. (Universal).

Person of Interest: The Complete Second Season (2012-13) All 22 episodes of the series about investigators who save potential criminal targets and prevent violent crimes before they happen. Formats: Five-disc DVD, $59.98; Blu-ray/DVD Combo with five DVDs, five Blu-rays, $69.97; Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "View From the Machine: 24 Hours Behind Person of Interest" featurette; commentary on Episode 22, "God Mode" season finale; gag reel. (Warner).

Petunia (2012) Thora Birch, Brittany Snow, Tobias Segal, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Christine Lahti, Michael Urie. An off-beat family of New Yorkers must come to terms with their own misgivings about life, relationships and the sheer unpredictability of love itself. The comedy weaves together the lives of three brothers as they unlearn everything their psychoanalyst parents have taught them; it's is a film about a dysfunctional family unit on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Commentary by director Ash Christian, featurette featuring Christine Lahti. (Wolfe Video).

Power Rangers Megaforce: Ultimate Team Power - Volume 1 (2012) Includes the first four episodes of Power Rangers Megaforce with five new Power Rangers protecting the Earth from the evil Warstar aliens and their massive invasion, $14.98. Formats: DVD, Digital, UltraViolet. Extras: "Power Rangers Morph Through 20 Years" featurette. (Lionsgate).

Regular Show: Fright Pack (2013) Cartoon Network's Emmy Award-winning hit animated comedy series "Regular Show" is back with its fifth and most frightening DVD ever, just in time for Halloween. Features 14 scary stories, $19.82. Formats: DVD. (Warner).

Revolution: The Complete First Season (2012-13) Five-disc set with 20 episodes, $59.98. Also available as a nine-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo with UltraViolet digital copies, $69.97. Extras: An in-depth look at the "Revolution" pilot featurette, "Creating a Revolution" featurette, deleted scenes, NBC.com webisodes, gag reel. Blu-ray adds "Revolution Cast & Creative Team at the 2013 Paley Festival." (Warner).

Scandal: The Complete Second Season (2012-13) Five-disc set with 22 episodes, $45.99. Formats: DVD. Extras: "A Closer Look: President Grant's Assassination Attempt," "Hanging With Huck" featurette, deleted scenes, outtakes. (Disney).

The Shield: The Complete Series Collection Boxset contains all 88 episodes on 28 discs plus a bonus disc, with previously released special features including cast auditions, behind-the-scenes featurettes, deleted scenes, cast and crew commentary, and more. Repackaged and repriced. Formats: DVD. (Sony).

Sinbad: The Complete First Season (2012) Three-disc set with 12 episodes of the SyFy series. Formats: DVD, $29.98; Blu-ray Disc, $34.98. Extras: Three featurettes: "The Magic of Sinbad," "The Magic of Malta" and "The Magical Costumes of Sinbad." (BBC Home Entertainment).

Slightly Single in L.A. (2013) Lacey Chabert, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Kip Pardue, Haylie Duff, Jonathan Bennett, Simon Rex, Mircea Monroe, Chris Kattan. A hip, quirky, independent single gal living in the glossy city of Los Angeles can't seem to make things work - at her job, with her friends, and definitely not with men. In a city where hype, hookups, and heartbreak are as common as reality shows, it's hard for her to find something real... until she gets caught in the middle of a love triangle with her best friend and a guy from her past. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. Extras: Trailer. (Well Go USA).

Spartacus: War of the Damned - The Complete Third Season (2013) Three-disc set with all 10 episodes. Following the defeat of Roman commander Gaius Claudius Glaber, Spartacus and his men have amassed major victories against the Romans after the battle of Vesuvius. These victories have not only forged the legend of Spartacus, they have greatly increased the ranks of the rebellion slaves to more than 30,000. The Roman Senate turns to Marcus Crassus, a wealthy, strategic politician, for aid. He respects his opponent and refuses to make the same mistakes Glaber and his predecessors have. With a young and fiercely competitive Julius Caesar as an ally, Crassus is determined to crush Spartacus and his rebellion. Formats: DVD, $49.98; Blu-ray Disc, $59.99. Extras: Featurettes: "Spartacus: The Legend Retold," "The Price of Being a Gladiator," "A Bloody Farewell," "The Spoils of War," "Revealed: Visual Effects," "Adorning the Damned," "The Mind Behind Spartacus." Blu-ray adds extended episodes,commentaries. (Anchor Bay).

Stories We Tell (2013) A documentary by Oscar-nominated actor-writer-director Sarah Polley that discovers that the truth depends on who's telling it. Polley investigates the secrets kept by a family of storytellers, playfully interviewing and interrogating a cast of characters of varying reliability, eliciting refreshingly candid, yet mostly contradictory, answers to the same questions. As each family member relates their version of the family mythology, present-day recollections shift into nostalgia-tinged glimpses of their mother, who departed too soon, leaving a trail of unanswered questions. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Lionsgate).

The Stranger Within (2012) Billy Baldwin, Estella Warren, Sarah Butler. A psychological thriller about a young married couple whose vacation on a remote Mediterranean island becomes a living nightmare when they meet a mysterious woman with blood on her hands and a penchant for mind games. Formats: DVD. (Sony).

The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Fourth Season (2012-13) Five-disc set with 23 episodes, $59.98. This season starts off with everything in transition. Senior year is finally here, and Elena should be having the time of her life. Instead, she faces her worst nightmare, struggling with the painful transformation from human to vampire. As Damon mentors Elena into a supernatural life, their repressed passions explode, causing Stefan to undertake a desperate quest to restore humanity to the girl he adores. But as Elena ruthlessly quenches her newfound thirst for blood, and her friends race to find a vampire cure based on clues inked onto Jeremy's flesh, the world around them falls prey to a host of sinister forces. Also available as a nine-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo with UltraViolet digital copies, $69.97. Extras: "The Evolution of Elena Gilbert," "Blood, Boys, and Bad Behavior: Becoming a Vampire," "The Vampire Diaries: The Ultimate Prop Master," "Creating Silas's Island," "The Impact of a Single Show: The Vampire Diaries" heartfelt fan video, fan gallery of fan-created artwork, "Second Bite" gag reel, deleted scenes. (Warner).

Wild Kratts: Wildest Animal Adventures (2013) Five-disc set with 20 episodes of the kids series that transforms Martin and Chris Kratt into animated versions of themselves, allowing the real-life zoologists to visit wild animals in their little-seen habitats and to showcase key science concepts along the way. Formats: DVD, $39.99. (PBS Distribution).

September 10, 2013 New DVD Releases

The Black Waters of Echo's Pond (2009) Danielle Harris, Robert Patrick, James Duval. Nine friends take a holiday at a Victorian home on a private island and uncover a game that when played brings out the worst in each of them. Jealously, greed, hatred, lust, all of the things they keep buried deep inside themselves rise to the surface and come to a boil. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Anchor Bay).

Blood (2012) Paul Bettany, Mark Strong, Stephen Graham, Brian Cox. Thriller charting the moral collapse of a police family. Two cop brothers, smothered by the shadow of their former police chief father, must investigate a crime they themselves have committed. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. (Image Entertainment).

Blood Thirst/Thirsty Dead Two blood drinking B-movies made by Americans in Manila: "Thirsty Dead" (1966): A sinister cult kidnaps beautiful women to use in their ghastly blood rites. "Blood Thirst" (1972): After a series of brutal killings, an American investigator probes the violent goings on and discovers a horrifying secret. Formats: DVD. (Vinegar Syndrome).

Blue Bloods - The Third Season (2012-13) Six-disc set with 23 episodes of the series about the Reagans, a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement, starring Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Amy Carlson, Sami Gayle and Len Cariou, $64.99. Formats: DVD. Extras: Four featurettes: The Story of the Reagans, Season Three," "Dinner With the Reagans," exclusive set tour, "Growing Up Reagan." (CBS/Paramount).

Chasing Ice (2012) Documentary about acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog, who headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth's changing climate. His revolutionary time-lapse cameras set up across the brutal Arctic captures a multi-year record of the world's changing and diminishing glaciers. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: TBA. (New Video).

Chicago Fire: Season One (2012-13) Five-disc set with 24 episodes, $44.98. An up-close and personal view into the lives of everyday heroes follows the adventures of the men and women of Chicago Firehouse 51, the courageous firefighters, rescue squad and paramedics whose actions make the difference between life and death. From Emmy Award-winning executive producer Dick Wolf ("Law & Order"). Formats: DVD. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette, Otis' podcasts (13 podcasts about life as a firefighter. (Universal).

Chime Time Adventures (2013) Follows the everyday adventures of 6-year-old twins Tommy and Tallulah as they work to "chime the time" and keep everything running smoothly in Tickety Town. Traveling through the special Tickety Toc clock, where Tommy and Tallulah live, audiences enter a fantastical CGI world of eclectic characters and tag along on escapades filled with surprises. First DVD release from the pre-school Nick Jr. TV Series. Formats: DVD, $14.98. (Anchor Bay).

The Contractor (2013) Brad Rowe, Christina Cox, Danny Trejo, Taylor Spreitler, Arianne Zucker. One family's world begins to unravel when a newly hired contractor with a sinister agenda enters their home, sabotaging their car, ruining the house's plumbing and planting evidence framing the husband for an affair. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Commentary with director Sean Olson, behind-the-scenes interviews with Danny Trejo and the cast, stills gallery. (Lionsgate).

Dora the Explorer: Dora's Great Roller Skate Adventure (2012) Three new-to-DVD episodes: Dora and Boots zoom into Skate Park and stand up to the bullying Big Wheeler, Dora brings her friends to the doctor, Dora goes to the Green Power Science Fair. Formats: DVD, $14.99. (Nickelodeon/Paramount).

Flair Bartending: The Working Flair Series (2013) Two-disc instructional DVD that includes step-by-step, slow-motion tutoring of 240 Flair Bartending moves, hosted by Scott Young, an internationally renowned bartending instructor and founder of ExtremeBartending.com. Flair Bartending series and Extreme Bartending have been seen on "The Rachel Ray Show" and featured in over 400 TV interviews and magazine/newspaper articles. Formats: DVD, $19.98; Digital. (Shelter Island).

Frankenstein's Army (2013) Karel Roden, Joshua Sasse, Robert Gwilym, Alexander Mercury. Toward the end of World War II, Russian soldiers pushing into eastern Germany stumble across a secret Nazi lab in which a German scientist, Viktor, has unearthed and begun experimenting with the journal of Dr. Frankenstein, with the goal to create an army of super-soldiers stitched together from the body parts of fallen Germans in a desperate attempt to prevent Hitler's defeat. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Making-of featurette, interviews, creature spots. (MPI/Dark Sky Films).

Hammer of the Gods (2013) Charlie Bewley, Clive Standen, James Cosmo. In 871 AD Britain, a young man transforms into a brutal warrior as he travels the unforgiving landscape in search of his long lost brother, Hakan the Ferrocious, whose people are relying on him to restore order to their kingdom. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Interviews, "Making Of Hammer of the Gods," "Behind the Visual Effects," AXS TV: "A Look At Hammer of the Gods." (Magnolia Home Entertainment).

Homeland Season Two (2012) Four-disc set with 12 episodes. Formats: DVD, $59.98; Blu-ray Disc, $69.99. Extras: "The Border: Prologue to Season 3," deleted scenes, "Return to the Homeland: Filming in Israel," "Damian Lewis: A Personal Video Diary," "The Choice: The Making of the Season Finale." (Fox).

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 8 (2012) Ten episodes, $39.98. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentary on select episodes, deleted scenes, gag reel, "Lady House" featurette, "Frank Reynolds' How to Be a Warthog," "Fat Mac: In Memoriam." (Fox).

The Last Keepers (2013) Aidan Quinn, Virginia Madsen, Zosia Mamet, Olympia Dukakis. When the teenage daughter of a reclusive family of artists falls in love with an unusual boy at school, she awakens mysterious powers... she's the last in a long line of female mystics who have practiced their magical traditions in secret for centuries and discovers ancient secrets that will change her life forever. Formats: DVD. (Vertical Entertainment).

The League Season 4 (2012) Thirteen episodes. Formats: DVD, $29.98; Blu-ray Disc, $34.99. Extras: Deleted scenes, "Taco Tones," "Rafi's Helpful Holiday Hints," "Witchy Woman" podcast, "Alt Nation," gag reel. (Fox).

Love Is All You Need (2013) Pierce Brosnan, Trine Dyrholm, Sebastian Jessen, Molly Blixt Egelind. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentary with Pierce Brosnan and director Susanne Bier; Q&A with Pierce Brosnan, Trine Dyrholm, Susanne Bier and Anders Thomas Jensen; behind-the-scenes featurette with Dyrholm, as well as interviews with the cast at the 2012 Venice Film Festival. (Sony).

Luther 3 (2013) Idris Elba returns as John Luther in the third installment of the riveting psychological mini-series. Formats: Two-disc DVD, $34.98. Extras: cast and crew interviews. (BBC Home Entertainment).

Mama's Family: The Complete First Season (1983) Three-disc set with 13 episodes, $22.95. Formats: DVD. Extras: Featurette: "Mama's Family Tree: The Branches (All About Eunice and Ellen)"; "Family History": A Classic "Family" Sketch from "The Carol Burnett Show," featuring Betty White. (StarVista/Time Life).

Mama's Family: The Complete Second Season (1983-84) Four-disc set with 22 episodes, $29.95. Formats: DVD. Extras: Movie: "Eunice" (original air date: March 15, 1982); featurette: "Mama's Family Tree: The Roots (All About Mama and Fran)"; interviews: Vicki Lawrence interviews Mama, Vicki Lawrence interviews Carol Burnett, Betty White. (StarVista/Time Life).

Mama's Family: Season One Favorites and Mama's Family: Season Two Favorites (1983-84) The best episodes, highlighting the most memorable moments from the Harper family escapades; $12.95 each. Formats: DVD. (StarVista/Time Life).

The Mole Man of Belmont Avenue (2010) Mike Bradecich, John LaFlamboy, Robert Englund, Tim Kazurinsky. Two slacker brothers inherit a brownstone apartment building and run it into the ground: Tenants are moving out, no one drinks at the bar downstairs, and the building's pets go missing. To make matters worse, they soon discover a mysterious creature is hiding in the basement, trying to eat every living thing in the building one by one. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Level 33 Entertainment).

The Nightmare Before Christmas 20th Anniversary Edition (1993) Dir.: Henry Selick; voices of Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Paul Reubens. Formats: Three-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy), two-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD), DVD. (Disney).

Official Digimon Adventure: Volume 4 (2013) The first 21 episodes of Season 2. Commonly referred to as "Digimon Zero Two," the second season takes place four years after the original series. With most of the original characters now in junior high school, the Digital World was supposedly secure and peaceful. However, a new evil has appeared in the form of the Digimon Emperor, and three new children are chosen to save the World. Three-disc set, $19.95. Formats: DVD. (Cinedigm).

Parade's End (2012) Five-part miniseries explores a bygone England spanning from the Edwardian era to the chaos and destruction of World War I, based on four related novels by Ford Madox Ford published in the 1920s. Adapted for the small screen by Tom Stoppard, who vividly captures the devastation of war and the end of Edwardian ideals, bridging the gap between feudal England and the dawn of modernism. Formats: Two-disc DVD, two-disc Blu-ray Disc with Digital. (HBO).

Peeples (2013) Craig Robinson, Kerry Washington, David Alan Grier, Tyler James Williams, Kali Hawk, Malcolm Barrett, S. Epatha Merkerson, Melvin Van Peebles, Diahann Carroll, Kimrie Lewis-Davis. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary with writer-director Tina Gordon Chism, producer Stephanie Allain and actors Craig Robinson, Kerry Washington, David Alan Grier, Tyler James Williams, Kali Hawk, Malcolm Barrett and Kimrie Lewis-Davis; "Meet the Peeples, Jam With the Fam" three-part featurette, gag reel. (Lionsgate).

Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales Run For Your 'Rife! (2012) Two-disc set with 13 spooky mysteries in which Scooby and the gang come face-to-face with werewolves, zombies, ghosts and even the abominable snowman. Includes "Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Scarecrow," a new 22-minute cartoon, as well as "Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Werewolf?," "A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts," "Which Witch Is Which," "A Tiki Scare Is No Fair," "Scared a Lot in Camelot," "Hang in There, Scooby-Doo," "Snow Job Too Small," "The Stoney Glare," "Scooby Doo and a Mummy, Too," "A Scooby-Doo Halloween," "Scoobra-Kadoobra," "Scooby in Kwackyland." Formats: DVD, $19.98. (Warner).

Sesame Street: C is for Cooking (2013) Cookie Monster and lovable Elmo are in the kitchen with memorable songs and stories about how eating healthy can be beneficial and delicious for children. The also promotes math skills, such as counting, addition and measuring, as well cognitive reasoning skills such as following the steps of a recipe. Kids will discover how to make sushi, bread and oatmeal cookies, and then, join Murray as he takes a trip to cooking school. Formats: DVD, $14.98. Extras: Includes a special bonus adventure, "Elmo's Magic Cookbook," and a booklet of six delicious dishes. (Warner).

Sisters & Brothers (2011) Cory Monteith, Dustin Milligan, Amanda Crew, Camille Sullivan, Kacey Rohl. Follows the hardships, laughter and tears of a group of brothers and sisters as they work out their issues while trying not to be overcome by them. Hollywood star Justin and his struggling brother Rory uneasily face the perils of Hollywood. Long-bickering sisters Nikki and Maggie are forced together on a long road trip from Hell. Louise struggles with the challenges of being the primary caregiver for her mentally ill brother , and spoiled teen little sister Sarah is about to meet her opposite half-sister she just found out she had. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Anchor Bay).

The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow (2013) New animated mini-movie (22 minutes) with the voices of Hank Azaria, Alan Cumming, Fred Armisen and Anton Yelchin that revolves around the annual Smurfberry Hunt and the Headless Horseman. Formats: DVD, $6.99. (Sony).

Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013) Dir.: J.J. Abrams; John Cho, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Peter Weller, Anton Yelchin. Formats: Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, DVD, Blu-ray Disc VOD, Digital. Blu-ray Extras: "Creating the Red Planet" featurette, "Attack on Starfleet" behind-the-scenes featurette, "The Klingon Home World" featurette, "The Enemy of My Enemy" featurette, "Ship to Ship" visual effects featurette, "Brawl by the Bay" preparation for the film's climax, "Continuing the Mission," an inspiring look at the partnership between the film's crew and the organization that assists returning veterans to find meaningful ways to contribute on the home front. (Paramount).

Star Trek: Stardate Collection All 10 original "Star Trek" films together on Blu-ray in a premium, collectible package with 12 discs and 25 hours of illuminating bonus content: interviews with the cast and crew, commentaries, behind-the-scenes featurettes and much more. "Star Trek I: The Motion Picture," "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock," "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home," "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier," "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country," "Star Trek VII: Generations," "Star Trek VIII: First Contact," "Star Trek IX: Insurrection" and ""Star Trek X: Nemesis." Formats: DVD, $84.94; Blu-ray Disc, $119.99. Extras: Disc 11: "Star Trek Summit" Parts 1-3; Disc 12: "Evolutions": The Evolution of the Enterprise," "Villains of Star Trek," "I Love the Star Trek Movies," "Farewell to Star Trek: The Experience," "Klingon Encounter," "Borg Invasion 4D," "Charting the Final Frontier." (Paramount).

Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Bitty Mysteries (2013) Strawberry and her pals learn to face their fears, become real-life heroines and find some missing VIPs (Very Important Pets) in this hour of mysteries. Formats: DVD. Extras: Printable coloring pages. (Fox).

Supernatural: The Complete Eighth Season (2012-13) Five-disc set with 23 episodes, $59.98. Also available as a four-disc Blu-ray with UltraViolet digital copies, $69.97. After a year apart, Sam and Dean are reunited in the Eighth Season premiere. After escaping from Purgatory with the help of a vampire named Benny, Dean heads straight for Sam, but the reunion isn't exactly everything he imagined it would be. Although Sam drops everything to join his brother, leaving the life he had grown accustomed to enjoy turns out to be harder than he imagined. In the meantime, Benny's help turns out to be more than what Dean bargained for. As the brothers struggle with their unexpected reunion, they make a shocking discovery that could lead them on a deeply personal mission to settle old scores. If only they could agree... is this a "family business" or isn't it? Extras: "Finding Supernatural" behind-the-scenes of the "Found Footage" episode, "Angel Warrior: The Story of Castiel," "For the Defense of Mankind: The Tablets Revealed," producers' commentaries, deleted scenes, gag reel. (Warner).

Twins of Evil (1971) Peter Cushing, Dennis Price, Playboy centerfold models twins Mary and Maria Gellhorn. Hammer horror classic about satanism and witch hunts. Formats: DVD. Extras: "The Flesh and the Fury: X-Posing Twins of Evil" feature-length behind-the-scenes documentary, trailer. (Synapse Films).

Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk (2013) Brings two of Marvel's greatest heroes, Wolverine and the Hulk, together like never before for their most brutal encounter yet in Marvel Knights Animation's latest animated adventure in a unique comic book style packaging that bridges the comic book to DVD concept. Formats: DVD, $14.97. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette. (Shout! Factory).

We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks (2013) From Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney comes this gripping, edge-of-your-seat thriller about Julian Assange and the creation of WikiLeaks, the controversial website that facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history. Paralleling Assange's rise and fall with that of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the young soldier who leaked hundreds of thousands of classified documents, the documentary is a multi-layered expose about transparency in the information age and our ever-elusive search for the truth. Formats: DVD. (Universal).

Wish You Were Here (2012) Joel Edgerton, Teresa Palmer, Anthony Starr, Felicity Price. The lives of a group of Australian friends are irreparably changed after one of them goes missing during a spontaneous vacation in Cambodia. As the investigation into the disappearance begins to reveal the nefarious motivations behind their trip, the remaining three struggle to carry on with their lives in Sydney amidst the threat that even more damning details will emerge. Formats: DVD. Extras: Making-of featurette, Q&A, cast and crew interviews. (Entertainment One).

September 17, 2013 New DVD Releases

Adventure Time: Jake the Dad (2013) All-new compilation DVD release features 16 popular episodes from seasons 4 and 5 of the series, plus a must-have Jake hat included as an on-pack bundle, $24.98. Formats: DVD. (Warner).

And Now a Word From Our Sponsor (2012) Bruce Greenwood, Parker Posey, Allie MacDonald, Callum Blue. An advertising CEO wakes up in the hospital speaking only in ad slogans and is taken home by the hospital's Head of Charity Foundation, who has a past history with him. There he begins to have a positive affect on the dysfunctional relationship she has with her daughter. Formats: DVD. (Virgil Films).

Arrow: The Complete First Season (2012-13) CW's modern-day re-imagining of the iconic DC Comics superhero. Formats: Five-disc DVD, $59.98; Blu-ray/DVD Combo (four Blu-ray discs, five DVD discs), $69.97; Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Arrow Comes Alive!" documentary, " Arrow: Fight School/Stunt School" featurette, Arrow at Paley Fest 2013, deleted scenes, gag reel. (Warner).

Autumn Sonata (1978) "Autumn Sonata" was the only collaboration between cinema's two great Bergmans - Ingmar, the iconic director of "The Seventh Seal," and Ingrid, the monumental star of "Casablanca." The grand dame, playing an icy concert pianist, is matched beat for beat in ferocity by the filmmaker's recurring lead Liv Ullmann as her eldest daughter. Over the course of a long, painful night that the two spend together after an extended separation, they finally confront the bitter discord of their relationship. This cathartic pas de deux, evocatively shot in burnished harvest colors by the great Sven Nykvist, ranks among Ingmar Bergman's major dramatic works. New 2K digital film restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition. Extras: Introduction by Ingmar Bergman from 2003; audio commentary featuring Bergman expert Peter Cowie; "The Making of Autumn Sonata," a three-and-a-half-hour program examining every aspect of the production; new interview with Liv Ullmann; a 1981 conversation between Ingrid Bergman and critic John Russell Taylor at the National Film Theatre in London; trailer; a booklet featuring an essay by critic Farran Smith Nehme. (The Criterion Collection).

Bates Motel: Season One (2013) A modern day re-imagining of the classic film "Psycho" looks at Norman Bates' teenage years and his intricate relationship with his mother. This re-imagining weaves a web of deception, murder and unexpected twists in a small town where nothing is what it seems. Stars Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga. Three-disc set with 10 episodes, $44.98. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted scenes, Paley Center discussion with the cast and creative team. (Universal).

Behind the Candelabra (2013) Dir.: Steven Soderbergh; Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Rob Lowe, Debbie Reynolds, Dan Aykroyd, Paul Reiser. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital. Blu-ray Extras: "The Making of Behind the Candelabra" featurette that explores the legacy of Liberace through costumes, sets, locations, and prosthetics with several cast and the crew members including Douglas and Damon. (HBO).

A Big Love Story (2012) Robbie Kaller, Jillian Leigh, Tommy Snider, Constance Reese. A former college football star whose chance to play in the NFL abruptly ended with a blown out knee finds himself alone, working a minimum wage job and weighing a deadly 413 pounds until he meets up with a personal trainer who not only helps him lose weight, but find love. Director Ryan Sage found the script for the award-winning feature in a rather unusual place: Craigslist, where he purchased it from Chicago comedian Dale Zawada for $500. Formats: DVD. (Osiris Entertainment).

Bless Me, Ultima (2013) Miriam Colon, Benito Martinez, Dolores Heredia. Written for the screen and directed by Carl Franklin. A drama set in New Mexico during WWII, centered on the relationship between a young man and an elderly medicine woman who helps him contend with the battle between good and evil that rages in his village. Formats: DVD. (Sony).

The Bling Ring (2013) Dir.: Sofia Coppola; Israel Broussard, Taissa Farmiga, Emma Watson, Leslie Mann, Katie Chang, Claire Julien, Georgia Rock, Gavin Rossdale, Paris Hilton. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Behind the Bling" making-of featurette, "Scene of the Crime with Paris Hilton" featurette, "Tabloid Culture: A Master Class Featuring Nancy Jo Sales" (who wrote the Vanity Fair article "The Suspects Wore Louboutins") featurette, theatrical trailer. (Lionsgate).

Breakout (aka Split Decision) (2013) Brendan Fraser, Dominic Purcell, Ethan Suplee, Daniel Kash, Holly Deveaux, Amy Price-Francis. An innocent camping trip takes a dark turn for a young brother and sister when they witness a murder and become the killers' next target. Serving time over a protest gone terribly wrong, their father, Jack Damson (Fraser), devises a plan to break out of prison and rescue his kids. Formats: DVD. (Sony).

The Bruce Lee Legacy Collection (2012) Eleven-disc Blu-ray/DVD box set in book-style packaging with first-ever Blu-ray presentations of "The Big Boss," "Fist Of Fury," "Way of the Dragon" and "Game of Death"; three documentaries on two discs, "Bruce Lee: The Legend" (and the original version "Bruce Lee: The Man, The Legend"), the critically acclaimed "I Am Bruce Lee" and "The Grandmaster and the Dragon: William Cheung and Bruce Lee"; four DVD versions of "The Big Boss," "Fist Of Fury," "Way of the Dragon" and "Game of Death"; and a bonus disc with hours of extra content. The deluxe book-style packaging includes 68 pages of archival materials, rare and never-before-released photos, a new essay on Lee's amazing career, and much more. $119.99. Extras: Commentaries on all four films by Hong Kong film expert Mike Leeder; "Return to Pak Chong: The Big Boss Revisited"; "Bruce Lee: The Early Years" featurette; new interviews with Robert Chua, Gene LeBell, Jon Benn, Bob Wall and many more; interviews with Sammo Hung, Simon Yam, Yuen Wah and Wong Jing; "Remembering Fist of Fury" featurette; "Bruce Lee Martial Arts Master" featurette; "Game of Death: Then & Now"; "Game of Death Memories" featurette; extensive still galleries on all four films including rare stills, movie posters; theatrical trailers and TV spots; alternate title sequences; "Game of Death" outtake montage; "Game of Death" revisited; more. (Shout! Factory).

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - The Thirteenth Season (2012-13) Six-disc set with 22 episodes, $69.99. Formats: DVD. (CBS/Paramount).

Dalziel & Pascoe: Season 8 (2004) Superintendant Andy Dalziel, a blowhard old-school detective and his cultured by-the-book partner, Peter Pascoe, return for another season of puzzling cases and surprising twists. Formats: Two-disc DVD, $34.98. (BBC Home Entertainment).

Disconnect (2013) Jason Bateman, Hope Davis,, Frank Grillo, Michael Nyqvist, Paula Patton, Andrea Riseborough, Alexander Skarsgard. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Making the Connections: Behind the Scenes of Disconnect" featurette, commentary with director Henry-Alex Rubin. (Lionsgate).

Doctor Who: The Ice Warriors (1967) In the distant future, Earth faces a new Ice Age. While a dedicated team of scientists battle to hold the approaching glaciers at bay, a startling discovery is made deep within the ice - an alien warrior, frozen for millennia. When the Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton), Jamie and Victoria arrive they soon discover Earth is under threat from the Ice Warriors, fearsome Martians intent on conquering our planet for themselves. This digitally re-mastered edition of the Doctor Who classic contains the original episodes plus brand new animated versions of Episodes Two and Three, currently missing from the BBC Archives. Formats: Two-disc DVD, $34.98. Extras: Commentary, "Cold Fusion" making-of featurette, (BBC Home Entertainment).

Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka (2003) The first official, fully-animated Doctor Who story comes to DVD with digitally remastered picture and sound quality. Voice talents include Richard E. Grant as the Doctor and Derek Jacobi as the Master. Formats: DVD, $24.98. Extras: Commentary, interviews, "Carry on Screaming" making-of featurette. (BBC Home Entertainment).

Drift (2012) Myles Pollard, Xavier Samuel, Sam Worthington. Two brothers in Australia in the 1970s battle killer waves, uptight society, corruption and ruthless bikers to create a surf business and kick-start the modern surf industry. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Behind-the-scenes cast and crew interviews. (Lionsgate).

The East (2013) Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgard, Ellen Page, Toby Kebbell, Julia Ormond, Patricia Clarkson, Shiloh Fernandez Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Behind the Scenes: "Two Brothers: Collaboration," "Cause and Effect: The Movement of The East," "Examining the Moral Gray." Blu-ray adds: Behind the Scenes: "The East Exposed: The Story," "Off the Grid: Creating the Story," "Casting The East"; deleted scenes. (Fox).

Fear Files (2005) Three-disc set explores the legends of ghosts, vampires and the history of the haunting holiday of Halloween. This creepy compilation features over three hours of frightening programming with three History specials: "The Hauntings," "Vampire Secrets" and "The Haunted History of Halloween." $19.98. Formats: DVD. (Lionsgate).

Gimme the Loot (2012) Ty Hickson, Tashiana Washington. When their latest work is buffed by a rival crew, two determined graffitti writers embark on an elaborate plan to "bomb" the ultimate location: the New York Mets' Home Run Apple. But first they need to raise money to meet their goal. Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).

Grimm: Season Two (2012-13 Five-disc set with 22 episodes. Formats: DVD, $59.98; Blu-ray Disc, $69.98; Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Universal).

Haunted History (2013) Takes viewers deep into frightening ghostly events that linger within historic locations across the United States. Driven by terrifying eyewitness accounts, each episode examines a site's spooky events in relation to its gruesome past. Hear the ghosts of soldiers at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, meet the restless souls plaguing Salem, Massachusetts, visit Chicago's infamous "Murder Castle" and many more. Formats: DVD, $19.98. (Lionsgate).

Hawaii Five-0: The Third Season (2012-13 Six-disc set with 24 episodes, $64.99. Formats: DVD. (CBS/Paramount).

The Hollow Crown: The Complete Series (2012) Miniseries adaptation of four of Shakespeare's most celebrated historical plays: "Richard II," "Henry IV (Part 1 and Part 2)," and "Henry V." Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons, Tom Hiddleston and Ben Whishaw in his award-winning role as Richard II star in this epic tale of three Kings and their battle for survival, and the rise and fall of a dynasty. Formats: DVD. (Universal).

Java Heat (2013) Mickey Rourke, Kellan Lutz, Ario Bayu. A Muslim detective teams with an American posing as a graduate student to find the man behind a series of deadly terrorist bombings in Indonesia. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (IFC Films).

Leverage: Season Five (2012) Four-disc set with 15 episodes, $29.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: Deleted scenes, gag reel, commentary. (Studio).

The Mentalist: The Complete Fifth Season (2012) Five-disc set with 22 episodes, $59.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: "The Artistry of Action: From Script to Screen" featurette, "Arresting Excitement: Keeping it Real with the CBI" featurette. (Warner).

Nashville: The Complete First Season (2012-13) Five-disc set with 21 episodes, $45.99. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Nashville Comes to Nashville" cast tour through the soul of "Music City"; "On the Record - The 'B' Side" expansion of the popular On the Record series, "The Stellas Go On Tour" featurette; deleted scenes; bloopers. (Disney).

Shanghai Calling (2012) Daniel Henney, Eliza Coupe, Bill Paxton, Alan Ruck, Geng Le, Zhu Zhu. A New York attorney is sent to Shanghai on business, where he finds himself in a legal mess that threatens his career. With the help of a relocation specialist and her contacts, he soon learns to appreciate the wonders of Shanghai. Formats: DVD. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette. (Anchor Bay).

Simon Killer (2012) Brady Corbet, Mati Diop. A recent college graduate flees to Paris after a break-up, where his involvement with a prostitute begins to reveal a potentially dark past. Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).

Space Junk 3D (2013) Originally created for exhibition in IMAX theatres, and narrated by Tom Wilkinson, "Space Junk 3D" is the first movie to explore the exponentially expanding ring of debris that's orbiting and threatening out planet's space lanes. Formats: 3D Blu-ray/Blu-ray. (Image Entertainment).

Suddenly (2013) Dir.: Uwe Boll; Ray Liotta, Dominic Purcell, Michael Pare. Remake of the 1954 Frank Sinatra classic that follows the journey of a washed-up war veteran, now a local cop and town drunk, as he must come to grips with his demons in order to stop three assassins before they kill the U.S. president as his travelcade passes through the small town of Suddenly. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: (Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment).

Two Men in Manhattan (1959) Rediscovered classic from master filmmaker Jean-Pierre Melville. Melville's moody dramas, including "Bob le Flambeur," "Le Doulos," "Le Samourai" and "Army of Shadows," were deeply influenced by classic Hollywood crime pictures, making iconic use of cigarette-smoking, world-weary gangsters and detectives in trenchcoats and fedora hats. His minimalist style, including shooting on real locations rather than in studios, was a major influence on the next generation of filmmakers that would create the New Wave. The dark shadows of New York come to life here in Melville's rarely seen, jazz-soaked noir masterpiece. A French UN delegate has disappeared into thin air, sending reporter Moreau (Melville himself) and hard-drinking photographer Delmas (Pierre Grasse) on an ethically fraught mission to find him. Their only lead is a picture of three women. Set against a smoky jazz score and featuring stunning black-and-white cinematography by Nicolas Hayer that beautifully captures the gritty streets at night, this is director Melville's love letter to New York City and homage to American film noir. Extras: A conversation between critics Jonathan Rosenbaum and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky; a new essay by Melville scholar Ginette Vincendeau; trailers. (Cohen Film Collection).

Vegas - The DVD Edition (2012-13) Five-disc set with 21 episodes, $64.99. Formats: DVD. Extras: Cast and crew commentary, "He Ain't Like the Real Law," which profiles the real life of former Las Vegas Sheriff Ralph Lamb; set tour with actor Michael Chiklis. (Studio).

Waking The Dead: Season Eight (2012) The Award-winning crime drama returns with a dark and frightening new season. The Cold Case Squad has new offices in an eerie basement and a new team member who is keeping secrets. Three months have passed since the death of his son, and Boyd is determined to get back to work with his team he seems more reckless than ever. And could Eve be in a relationship with a man who was involved in a murder thirteen years ago? Two-disc set with eight episodes. Formats: DVD, $34.98. (BBC Home Entertainment).

The We and the I (2012) Michel Gondry's cinema verite-style drama that gives an inside look into the dynamics, drama and hilarity that emerge on a real-time bus ride with a group of remarkable nonprofessional high-school actors. It's the last day of the school year, and a group of high-schoolers board a city bus to make their way home. With the summer break ahead, and feeling more liberated than usual, this colorful crowd of kids - the cool ones, the outsiders, and everyone in between - act out as only teens can when they are among their peers and away from authority figures. Formats: DVD. (Virgil Films).

World War Z (2013) Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Elyes Gabel, Fana Mokoena, Matthew Fox, Ludi Boeken, David Morse. Formats: DVD, 3D Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Blu-ray Extras: Unrated cut packed with thrills and action too intense for theaters as well as the theatrical cut; "Origins" behind-the-scenes featurette; "Looking to Science" featurette explores the scientific realities of Zombie behavior in nature and Zombies in literature and film; four-part "WWZ: Production" featurette: "Outbreak" behind-the-scenes look at the film's breathtaking first attack in Philadelphia, "The Journey Begins" behind-the-scenes of the dramatic escape in South Korea, "Behind the Wall" explores the epic scene in Jerusalem, and "Camouflage" behind-the-scenes of the final confrontation with the Zombies. (Paramount).

September 24, 2013 New DVD Releases

Barabbas (2012) Billy Zane, Hristo Shopov, Paolo Seganti, Christiana Capotondi, Filippo Nigro. Based on the novel by Par Lagerkvist, winner of a Nobel Prize in Literature, "Barabbas" is a two-part mini-series that explores the story of a man whose life was spared because of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Filmed on location in Tunisia, this story of redemption picks up where the Bible left off. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment).

Blood of Redemption (2013) Dolph Lundgren, Vinnie Jones, Billy Zane, Robert Davi, Gianni Capaldi. A gangster with power, money and love is betrayed by his inner circle, arrested and sent to jail. When he's released, he makes a bloody return to the underworld to exact revenge on those who set him up. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: Making-of featurette. (Entertainment One).

The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts: Complete Collection The Ultimate Roasters DVD set features all 54 roasts from "The Dean Martin Show" and "The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts," and includes roastees such as Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Carson, Sammy Davis Jr., Jack Benny, Lucille Ball, Jackie Gleason, George Burns, Don Rickles, Hank Aaron, Wilt Chamberlin, Joe Namath, Muhammad Ali, Ronald Reagan, Martin himself, and many, many more. The 25-Disc set includes over 40 hours of incomparable comedy, along with more than 15 hours of bonus features highlighted by comedy sketches from "The Dean Martin Show," exclusive interviews (with 34 former Roast participants, production personnel, critics and fans including: Don Rickles, Carol Burnett, Ruth Buzzi, Tony Danza, Abe Vigoda, Angie Dickinson, Dan Haggerty, Ed Asner, Fred Willard, Jimmie Walker, Rich Little, Rip Taylor, Shirley Jones, Tim Conway, Florence Henderson and many more), rare home movies, 11 featurettes and a 44-page collector's book with archival production materials and more. Available exclusively online at deanroasts.com, $249.95. Ships this week. (StarVista Entertainment/Time Life).

Dear Mom, Love Cher (2013) Provides a rare peek into Cher's fascinating family history and features in-depth interviews with her mother, Georgia Holt, daughters Cher and Georganne LaPiere Bartylak, and grandchildren Chaz Bono and Elijah Blue Allman. Formats: DVD, $14.98. (Lionsgate).

Doctor Who: The Complete Seventh Series (2013) Matt Smith returns as the 11th Doctor in this collection of all 13 episodes from the seventh series, plus the 2011 and 2012 Christmas Specials. Formats: Five-disc DVD, $79.98; four-disc Blu-ray, $89.98. Extras: Commentaries, behind-the-scenes features, episode prequels, Doctor Who on The Nerdist, Doctor Who at Comic Con, BBC America specials "The Companions" and" Doctor Who in the U.S." (BBC Home Entertainment).

Family Guy Volume 11, Season 12 (2012-13) Three-disc set with 23 episodes, $39.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: Animatics, Deleted Scenes, "Looking Back to the Pilot," "Fishin' Around With Ricky Gervais," "Ron MacFarlane Reads Viewer Mail." (Fox).

Foyle's War Set 7 (2013) Three new mysteries of the acclaimed Masterpiece Mystery! series, featuring the complete U.K. broadcast editions. As the series returns, World War II is over, but the Cold War simmers in 1946 London. DCS Christopher Foyle (Michael Kitchen) has retired from police work when Britain's secret intelligence service compels him to join its ranks. Reunited with his former colleague, newlywed Sam Wainwright (Honeysuckle Weeks), Foyle faces newbut no less deadlythreats in the world of spies and counterintelligence. Formats: Three-disc DVD, two-disc Blu-ray; $49.99 each. Extras: Recap of Sets 1-6, four behind-the-scenes featurettes, introductions by writer and creator Anthony Horowitz, more. (Acorn Media).

Gene Simmons Family Jewels - The Final Season (2013) Three-disc set, $19.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: Bonus footage. (A&E/Lionsgate).

Geronimo Stilton: Operation ShuFongFong (2013) Four adventures of the brilliant mouse journalist and his courageous pals as they launch paws-first into exciting capers in search of the next big scoop. The hit animated TV series is inspired by the best-selling Scholastic book series of the same name. The episodes: "Operation ShuFongFong," in which Geronimo and his sidekicks journey deep into the Bandel Jungle to retrieve a pair of stolen ShuFongFong lizards; "Mouse House of the Future," where Geronimo reluctantly accepts Professor Cheesewheel's offer to make his messy house fully automatic, complete with a robot butler; "Reported Missing," which finds Geronimo and team trekking to Africa to uncover the secret of an adventurer who vanished without a trace long ago; and "It's My Scoop," where Geronimo learns that he needs to be more careful with his notes if he is to stop getting scooped by rival news organization, The Daily Rat. Formats: DVD. (Entertainment One).

Hannibal: Season One (2012) Thirteen episodes of the TV series based on the novels of Thomas Harris - that delves into the complex mind of iconic villain Hannibal Lecter. Formats: Four-disc DVD, $39.97; three-disc Blu-ray, $39.98; Digital. Extras: An episode unaired on TV, commentaries on select episodes, deleted scenes, gag reel, storyboards, multiple featurettes that delve into the creation of the series. (Lionsgate).

In the House (2013) Dir.: Francois Ozon; Ernst Umhauer, Fabrice Luchini, Emmanuelle Seigner, Kristin Scott Thomas, Denis Menochet. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Cohen Media Group).

Iron Man 3 (2012) Formats: Three-Disc 3D Super Set (3D Blu-ray/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy), DVD/Digital Copy, Blu-ray/DVD Combo (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy), Blu-ray/DVD Combo (Blu-ray/DVD), VOD. Extras: "Marvel One Shot: Agent Carter," "Deconstructing The Scene: Attack on Air Force One"; "Behind-the-Scenes Look - Marvel's Thor"; "Marvel's Iron Man 3 Unmasked" featurette; gag reel; deleted and extended scenes; commentary with screenwriter Drew Pearce and director Shane Black; more. (Disney).

The Lady Vanishes (2013) Tuppence Middleton. A new adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1938 thriller sees a beautiful, spoiled young woman risk her life to solve the mysterious disappearance of a woman on a train. Formats: DVD, $24.98. (BBC Home Entertainment).

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - The Fourteenth Year (2012-13) Five-disc set with 24 episodes. Formats: DVD. (Universal).

Modern Family Season Four (2012-13) Three-disc set with 24 episodes. Formats: DVD, $49.98; Blu-ray Disc, $59.99. Extras: Deleted and alternate scenes, commentary on select episodes, "An Addition to the Family," "A Day With Eric," "A Modern Guide to Parenting," "Modern Family Writers," gag reel. (Fox).

Redemption (2013) Jason Statham, Agata Buzek, Vicky McClure, Benedict Wong, Ger Ryan. Joey Jones (Statham) comes home to London from the Afghan war a shattered man. Broke, homeless and lost in a haze of drugs and alcohol, he attempts to piece his life back together with the help of Sister Cristina (Buzek), a nun who works at an inner-city parish. Joey's expert training as a soldier marks him as a valuable asset to the mob and he soon finds himself employed with the dark web of London's criminal underworld... until he finds out that a young girl he befriended was brutally murdered, sending him headlong into a typical Statham revenge spree. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "The Making of Redemption" featurette. (Lionsgate).

Room 237 (2013) Documentary on the hidden codes and meanings of Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining." Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "The mstrmnd Speaks: Commentary With Kevin McLeod," a key figure in the online examination of Kubrick's film; "Secrets of The Shining," an hour-long panel discussion from the first Stanley Film Festival, an event at Colorado's historic Stanley Hotel, which inspired one-time guest Stephen King to write his novel; 11 deleted scenes; "The Making of the Music" featurette; Mondo poster design discussion with artist Aled Lewis; trailers.. (IFC Films).

Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales Ruh-Roh Robot! (2012) Two-disc set with 13 fan-favorite zany mysteries, $19.98. Includes the new episode, "Scooby-Doo! Mecha Mutt Menace." Formats: DVD. (Warner).

3 Films By Roberto Rossellini Starring Ingrid Bergman. In the late 1940s, the incandescent Hollywood star Ingrid Bergman found herself so moved by the revolutionary neorealist films of Roberto Rossellini that she sent the director a letter, introducing herself and offering her talents. The resulting collaboration produced a series of films that are works of both sociopolitical concern and metaphysical melodrama, each starring Bergman as a woman experiencing physical dislocation and psychic torment in postwar Italy. It also famously led to a scandalous affair and eventual marriage between filmmaker and star, and the focus on their personal lives in the press unfortunately overshadowed the extraordinary films they made together. "Stromboli" (1950), "Europe '51" (1952) and "Journey to Italy" (1954) are intensely personal portraits that reveal the director at his most emotional and the glamorous actor at her most anguished, and that capture them and the world around them in transition. New digital film restorations of the English- and Italian-language versions of "Stromboli" and "Europe '51" and the English-language version of "Journey to Italy", with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-ray editions. Formats: Five-disc DVD, four-disc Blu-ray. Extras: Archival television introductions by director Roberto Rossellini to all three films; audio commentary for "Journey to Italy" featuring scholar Laura Mulvey; "Rossellini Through His Own Eyes," a 1992 documentary on the filmmaker's approach to cinema, featuring archival interviews with Rossellini and Bergman; new visual essays about Rossellini by scholars Tag Gallagher and James Quandt; "Rossellini Under the Volcano," a 1998 documentary that returns to the island of Stromboli 50 years after the making of Stromboli; new interview with critic Adriano Apra about each of the films; new interview with Fiorella Mariani, Rossellini's niece, featuring home movies shot by Bergman; new interview with film historian Elena Degrada about the different versions of "Europe '51"; new interviews with Isabella Rossellini and Ingrid Rossellini, daughters of Rossellini and Bergman; "Ingrid Bergman Remembered," a 1996 documentary on the actor's life, narrated by her daughter Pia Lindstrom; "My Dad Is 100 Years Old," a 2005 short film, directed by Guy Maddin and starring Isabella Rossellini; "The Chicken," a 1952 short film by Rossellini, starring Bergman; "A Short Visit With the Rossellini Family," a six-minute film shot on Capri while the family was there during the production of "Journey to Italy"; a booklet featuring essays by critics Richard Brody, Fred Camper, Dina Iordanova, and Paul Thomas; letters exchanged by Rossellini and Bergman; "Why I Directed Stromboli," a 1950 article by Rossellini; a 1954 interview with Rossellini conducted by Eric Rohmer and Francois Truffaut for "Cahiers du cinema"; and excerpts from a 1965 interview with Rossellini conducted by Apa and Maurizio Ponzi for "Filmcritica." (The Criterion Collection).

2 Broke Girls: The Complete Second Season (2012-13) Three-disc set with 24 episodes, $44.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Max Homemade Cupcakes" featurette, "Sophie's Advice for Young Entrepreneurs" featurette, 2013 Paley Festival cast Q&A, deleted scenes, gag reel. (Warner).

Unfinished Song (aka Song for Marion) (2013) Terence Stamp, Vanessa Redgrave, Gemma Arterton, Christopher Eccleston, Anne Reid, Calita Rainford. Extras: Outtakes, deleted scenes. Formats: DVD. (The Weinstein Company/Anchor Bay).

V/H/S/2 (2013) From the minds that brought you last year's "V/H/S" comes this all-new anthology of dread, madness, and gore. Searching for a missing student, two private investigators break into his abandoned house and find another collection of mysterious VHS tapes. In viewing the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize there may be terrifying motives behind the student's disappearance. Directed by Simon Barrett, Adam Wingard, Eduardo Sanchez, Gregg Hale, Timo Tjahjanto, Gareth Huw Evans and Jason Eisener. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VHS. Extras: "Tape 49 Rewind," "Dissecting Phase I Clinical Trials," "Inside Safe Haven," "Slumber Party Alien," "Abduction: Behind the Lights,"" A Ride in the Park: I Dare You," AXS TV: "A Look at V/H/S/2," behind the scenes photo galleries, filmmaker commentary, theatrical trailers. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).

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