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DVD New Releases: November 2013

November 5, 2013 New DVD Releases

Bonnie & Clyde: Justified (2013) Eric Roberts, Dee Wallace, Ashley Hayes, Jim Poole. A&E miniseries uses the poems and letters of Bonnie Parker to bring to life the love that brought Bonnie and Clyde together, the crimes that made them infamous, and the deaths that made them legendary. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Stills gallery. (Lionsgate).

Bonnie & Clyde: The Real Story (2013) Compilation of two History Channel specials "Bonnie & Clyde: The Story of Love and Death" and "Man, Moment, Machine: Hunting Bonnie and Clyde." The story of Bonnie and Clyde and their infamous tale of love and violence has fascinated people for nearly 80 years. This release is timed for the "Bonnie & Clyde" miniseries airing on three networks: A&E, History and Lifetime. Formats: DVD. (Lionsgate).

Boy Meets World: The Complete Collection (1993-2000) Twenty-two-disc set with all seven seasons and all previously released bonus material plus newly created featurettes which include brand new interviews with the cast, $99.98. Formats: DVD. New Extras: "Boy Meets World: Back to the Beginning" featurette, "Boy Meets ... World Fandom" featurette explores fan favorite moments, characters and lines. (Lionsgate).

Bratz Babyz Save Christmas: The Movie (2013) When a trip to the mall with Gran leads to the shocking discovery that Santa won't be able to "deliver" this Christmas, things aren't so merry and bright for Cloe, Sasha, Jade and Yasmin. Now it's up to the girlz to find the North Pole, train to be elves and stop a trio of bumbling bandits from stealing a very special Christmas gift. Formats: DVD, $14.98; VOD; Digital.(Lionsgate).

Care Bears: The Great Giving Holiday (2013) New CGI holiday special with Great Giving Bear, Harmony and all their cuddly Bear friends. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Extra episode. (Lionsgate).

Clear History (2013) Larry David, Jon Hamm, Kate Hudson, Eva Mendes, Michael Keaton, Bill Hader, Phillip Baker Hall, Danny McBride, Amy Ryan, J.B. Smoove. HBO Original Film about a marketing executive (David) at a start-up electric car company who gives up his 10 percent of the business after a petty argument with his boss (Hamm). The company subsequently makes billions of dollars, destroying his life and leaving him publicly humiliated. Ten years later, after changing his name and moving to a small island off the Massachusetts coast, all is well until something from the past threatens his new life. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital. (HBO).

Dexter: The Complete Final Season (2013) Final 12 episodes of the bone-chilling series. Formats: Four-disc DVD, $57.99; three-disc Blu-ray, $68.99. Extras: TBA. (Paramount).

Dexter: The Complete Series Collection (2006-13) Includes all eight seasons in an collectible recreation of the actual blood slide box used by Dexter Morgan to catalog his victims on the show. Also designed and included specifically for this collection is "Grafix: The Art of Dexter," a collection of photography, fan artwork and iconography and images used in the series' cutting edge promotional campaigns. Finally, fans will enjoy an all-new bonus disc with over three hours of behind-the-scene interviews, featurettes and more. This bonus material delves deep into the series and is highlighted by the new documentaries "The Evolution of Dexter Morgan" and "The Code." Amazon.com will also be offering an exclusive complete collection, showcased in sleek, collectible "bust/head" packaging representing an anonymous Dexter kill. Formats: 33-disc DVD, $352.99; 25-disc Blu-ray, $427.99. (Paramount).

Dora the Explorer: Dora's Ice Skating Spectacular! (2013) Three episodes: Dora and Boots skate to the rescue of the Snow Princess, Snow Fairy, and all their Snowy Forest friends!; Dora catches a runaway train; Dora races to rescue Boots with her puppy and Scooter. Formats: DVD, $14.98. (Nickelodeon/Paramount).

Duck Dynasty: I'm Dreaming of a Redneck Christmas (2013) A double-length Christmas special, $9.98. Formats: DVD. (Lionsgate).

East End Babylon: The Story of the Cockney Rejects (2013) There were only three ways out of the East End... football, boxing and rock 'n' roll. This documentary tells the unvarnished story of the Cockney Rejects through interviews, archive material and thunderous live footage: It's a no frills look at the career of a band which probably had more punk attitude than almost anyone else. Formats: DVD. (MVD Visual).

Farscape: Complete Series (1999-2003) 15th Anniversary Edition with all 88 complete and unedited episodes from the four-season run. Includes a 16-page mini comic book created by the same team that made Jim Henson's acclaimed graphic novel "Tale of Sand." Based on the prequel "Peacekeeper Wars," the comic includes select images from The Jim Henson Company's archive and an exclusive interview with Brian Henson revealing never-before-shared facts about the Farscape Legacy. In 20-disc Blu-ray ($149.95) and 27-disc DVD ($129.95) sets. DVD Extras: "Memories of Moya: An Epic Journey" documentary; "Farscape Undressed," the home-video premiere of the rarely seen, long-sought-after never before released behind-the-scenes special; three archival documentaries: "In the Beginning: A Look Back With Brian Henson," "Making of a Space Opera" and "Season Three: A Look Back With Executive Producer David Kemper"; three "Inside Farscape" featurettes: "Villains," "Visual Effects" and "Inside Farscape: Save Farscape," in which fans, cast and crew discuss the fate of the series; 31 audio commentaries; deleted scenes, director's cut scenes, and an alternate version of the Season 2 premiere; behind-the-scenes interviews with the characters, cast, and creative team of "Farscape"; "Listening in With Composer Guy Gross" featurettes for 12 episodes; original TV promos. Blu-ray Extras: 29 episode commentaries; "Memories of Moya: An Epic Journey" documentary; three archival documentaries: "In the Beginning: A Look Back With Brian Henson," "Making of a Space Opera" and "Inside Farscape: Save Farscape," in which fans, cast and crew discuss the fate of the series; multiple video profiles featuring archival clips and cast/crew discussing their characters and roles on "Farscape"; more than 90 minutes of deleted scenes; slideshows and archival photo galleries, including character concepts and promo photos; production design galleries featuring screenshots, rough drafts and concept slide shows; behind-the-scenes interviews with Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe, Virginia Hey, Gigi Edgley, Paul Goddard (Stark), Wayne Pygram (Scorpius) and more; original TV promos and trailers. (Cinedigm).

The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (2012) Kerry Bishe, Connie Britton, Edward Burns, Heather Burns, Dara Coleman, Brian d'Arcy James. The adult siblings of the Fitzgerald family prepare for their estranged father to return home for Christmas for the first time since he walked out on his family 20 years earlier. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "The Making of The Fitzgerald Family Christmas"; commentary with writer-director-producer-actor Edward Burns; theatrical trailer. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).

Girl Most Likely (2013) Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening, Matt Dillon, Darren Criss, Christopher Fitzgerald, June Diane Raphael, Natasha Lyonne, Bob Balaban. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc,VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Making Most Likely" featurette, "Life in the Human Shell" featurette, "How to be a Pop Star Impersonator" featurette, deleted scenes, gag reel. (Lionsgate).

Grown Ups 2 (2013) Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Salma Hayek, Maya Rudolph, Maria Bello, Shaquille O'Neal, Nick Swardson, Alexander Ludwig, Milo Ventimglia. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Eight deleted scenes, "Shaq and Dante: Police Force" featurette. Blu-ray adds three featurettes: "Look Who Stopped By" look at the cameos throughout the film, "Mr. Spade's Wild Ride" with Spade as he prepares to be rolled down the hill in a tire, and "The Feder House" look at the construction of the sound stage where the Feder house was built. (Sony).

The Hive (2013) Three 88-minute long DVDs of episodes from the new Disney pre-school series about the Bee family: "A Very Buzzbee Christmas," "Buzzbee's Family Adventures" and "Party in the Honeybee Hive." $12.95. each. Formats: DVD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Cinedigm).

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition (2012) Dir.: Peter Jackson; Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Lee Pace, Ian Holm, Luke Evans, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving, Evangeline Lilly, Christopher Lee, Benedict Cumberbatch. Formats: Five-disc Blu-ray 3D set ($54.98), three-disc Blu-ray ($35.99), five-disc DVD ($34.99), VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Features a 13-minute longer cut and nine hours of new special features, including commentary with director-producer-screenwriter Peter Jackson and co-producer/screenwriter Philippa Boyens, and "The Appendices," a multi-part documentary focusing on various aspects of the film and the Trilogy. (New Line).

I Love Lucy: Colorized Christmas Both colorized and black-and-white versions of "The Lucy Christmas Special," "Lucy Goes to Scotland" and "Lucy's Italian Movie." Formats: DVD, $16.99. (CBS/Paramount).

Ice Road Truckers: Season 7 (2013) Four-disc set with 12 episodes, $24.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: Bonus footage. (Lionsgate).

Keeping Up Appearances: Collector's Edition Ten-disc set of the perennial hit sitcom includes every episode, newly remastered and gathered together in a limited edition "Gardeners Vest" package with collectible seeds and plant tags. Features more than 200 minutes of bonus content, including the brand new featurette "Hyacinth Revealed." Formats: DVD, $158.72. (BBC Home Entertainment).

Law & Order: The Thirteenth Year (2002-3) Five-disc set with 24 episodes. Formats: DVD. (Universal).

Lovelace (2013) Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Hank Azaria, Wes Bentley , Adam Brody, Bobby Cannavale, James Franco, Debi Mazar, Chris Noth, Robert Patrick, Eric Roberts, Chloe Sevigny, Sharon Stone, Juno Temple. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette. (RADiUS-TWC/Anchor Bay).

Mad Men: Season 6 (2013) All 13 episodes, $49.98. Formats: Four-disc DVD, three-disc Blu-ray, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Design of a Decade" featurette, "Recreating an Era" featurette, "Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out" featurette. Blu-ray adds "Summer of Love Archives" featurette. (Lionsgate).

Magic City: The Complete Second Season (2013) Three-disc set with eight episodes. Formats: DVD, $44.98; Blu-ray Disc, $54.99. Extras: "The Gamble for Havana," "The Criminal Element," "Tales From the Underbelly," "Magic City Style," "The Music That Makes Magic." (Anchor Bay).

Naked City: The Complete Series (1958-63) Twenty-nine disc set with all 138 classic episodes of the acclaimed Emmy Award-winning police drama series filmed entirely in New York City and starring Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, James Franciscus, John McIntire and Nancy Malone. "Naked City's" first season featured half-hour episodes while the remainder of its four season run was comprised of hour-long episodes. The classic TV series, which focused on the lives of the detectives of New York's 65th Precinct, but wasn't shy on vivid chases and gun fights, was famous for the signature closing line of every episode, "There are eight million stories in the Naked City. This has been one of them." The show featured an amazing list of guest stars including Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, William Shatner, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Rip Torn, Alan Alda, George C. Scott, Telly Savalas, Leslie Nielsen, Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda, James Caan, Jack Klugman, Jean Stapleton, Walter Matthau, Jon Voight, Gene Hackman, Christopher Walken, Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Peter Falk, George Segal, Jack Warden, Ed Asner, Doris Roberts, Suzanne Pleshette, Diane Ladd, Vic Morrow, James Coburn, Mickey Rooney and Burgess Meredith, to name just a few. Formats: DVD, $179.98. (Image Entertainment).

Nazi Mega Weapons (2013) In a quest for world domination, the Nazis built some of the biggest and deadliest pieces of military hardware and malevolent technology in history. This six-part series recounts Germany's engagement in World War II from a unique perspective, uncovering the engineering secrets of iconic megastructures, telling the stories of the engineers who designed them and revealing how they sparked a technological revolution that changed warfare forever: "Atlantic Wall," "U-Boat Base," "V2 Rocket," "Super Tanks," "Jet Fighter Me262," and "Fortress Berlin." Formats: Two-disc DVD, $34.99. (PBS Distribution).

Oil City Confidential (2009) Julien Temple's Oil City Confidential is the last film in his trilogy on British music of the 1970s, a prequel to his landmark films about punk figureheads the Sex Pistols in "The Filth & the Fury" and Joe Strummer in "The Future Is Unwritten." Rather than being standard "rockumentaries," Temple uses the music as a prism through which he examines the social and cultural conditions of the times. The films share his characteristic cinematic language... an irreverent and anarchic style of montage of archive and fictive footage, which he pioneered in "The Great Rock & Roll Swindle." "Oil City Confidential" is a film noir feature length documentary about Dr Feelgood; it's the story of four men in cheap suits who crashed out of Canvey Island in the early '70s, sandpapered the face of rock 'n' roll and left all that came before a burnt-out ruin.Formats: DVD. (MVD Entertainment).

Parkland (2013) Zac Efron, Marcia Gay Harden, Billy Bob Thornton, Jacki Weaver, Paul Giamatt, James Badge Dale, Jackie Earle Haley, Colin Hanks, David Harbour, Ron Livingston, Jeremy Strong, Tom Welling. Recounts the chaotic events that occurred in Dallas on November 22, 1963, the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Weaves together the perspectives of a handful of ordinary individuals suddenly thrust into extraordinary circumstances: the young doctors and nurses at Parkland Hospital; Dallas' chief of the Secret Service; an unwitting cameraman who captured what became the most watched and examined film in history; the FBI agents who nearly had the gunman within their grasp; the brother of Lee Harvey Oswald, left to deal with his shattered family; and JFK's security team, witnesses to both the president's death and Vice President Lyndon Johnson's rise to power over a nation whose innocence was forever altered. Released to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the assassination. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: Deleted scenes. (Millennium Entertainment).

Passion (2013) Dir.: Brian De Palma; Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace. The rivalry between the manipulative boss of an advertising agency and her talented protege escalates from stealing credit to public humiliation to murder. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Interviews with De Palma, McAdams and Rapace. (Entertainment One).

Robotech: The Complete Set For the first time ever, the entire Robotech saga is collected in one, massive 20-disc gift set, with all 85 episodes of the original series, three feature films and over 12 hours of bonus material, including a new bonus disc never released with any previous Robotech set, $89.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Robotech: The Inside Story," "The Making of Robotech: Love Live Alive," rare promotional reels, the original Japanese version of "Love Live Alive," never-before-released animatics, deleted scenes, trailers and much more. (Lionsgate).

Saved By the Bell: The Complete Collection (1989-93) Thirteen-disc set with seasons 1-5 and all previously released bonus materials plus new special features, $49.98. Formats: DVD. New Extras: "Saturday Morning: From Toons to Teens" featurette, "It's Alright: Back to the Bell" documentary provides a comprehensive and personal account of the creation of the cultural icon. (Lionsgate).

Syrup (2013) Amber Heard, Shiloh Fernandez, Kellan Lutz, Brittany Snow. A slacker hatches a million-dollar idea but, in order to see it through, he has to learn to trust his attractive corporate counterpart. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Deleted scene, AXS TV: "A Look at Syrup," trailer. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).

Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga Celebrating the 5th anniversary of the theatrical debut of the first "Twilight" film, this boxed set features all five films, more than two hours of brand new bonus content and every special feature ever produced for the blockbuster franchise. The deluxe packaging arrives in a double-sided box that highlights the iconic characters, one side featuring Edward and Bella and the other side featuring Jacob; and the discs are held in a commemorative photo album highlighting the most iconic moments from the entire saga. Formats: 12-disc DVD, $64.98; 10-disc Blu-ray, $74.99; Digital; UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: The all-new material featured in this complete collection includes a cast retrospective with new interviews; "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Character" featurette that showcases previously unreleased behind-the-scenes moments on set; an exploration of the epic's "Twilight FAN-omenon"; "Twilight Forever: Edward's Saga" and "Twilight Forever: Jacob's Saga." These new features will be available alongside the more than 10 hours of bonus material released in previous home entertainment editions that includes multi-part "making of" documentaries, behind-the-scenes featurettes, cast and crew interviews, deleted and extended scenes, photo galleries, red carpet footage, music videos and more. (Summit/Lionsgate).

White House Down (2013) Dir.: Roland Emmerich; Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods, Richard Jenkins. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Four Featurettes: "A Dynamic Duo" a look at the chemistry between Tatum and Foxx and their dynamic on-screen presence; "Men of Action" featurette on Tatum's willingness and desire to perform his own stunts, as well as the extensive training required; "Roland Emmerich - Upping The Ante" look at Emmerich's vision for the film; "Meet the Insiders" on the supporting cast. Blu-ray adds a gag reel and nine more featurettes: "The Beast" A look at the film's presidential limo; "The Full Arsenal: Guns, Grenades, Tanks and Choppers"; "VFX Boundaries Down"; "The Inside Story" about the film's concept's fast-moving rise to the big screen; "Presidential Treatment" look at the size and scope of the massive production; "Lights, Camera, Heart-Pumping Action"; "Crashing the Oval Office" look at how the filmmakers constructed a stunt set, then drove an SUV at full speed into the Oval Office; "Drowning the Beast" presidential limo escape; "Recreating the White House" about the meticulous detail that went into replicating the White House. (Sony).

November 12, 2013 New DVD Releases

Ambushed (2013) Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Vinnie Jones, Carly Pope, Gianni Capaldi, Daniel Bonjour. A pair of mid-level drug pushers want a chance to hit the big time and decide to achieve their goal by ripping off their middleman in a murderous bid for greatness, setting off a dangerous chain of events involving a ruthless crime boss, a dirty cop and the Federal agent chasing them all. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo. (Anchor Bay).

The Best of Dance Momshe Championship Dances (2012) Three-disc set is a collection of episodes that feature the hottest dance routines from Seasons 1 and 2, including full-length choreographed dances never before-seen-on TV. Formats: DVD, $14.98. (Lionsgate).

Blackfish (2013) Killer whales are beloved as majestic, friendly giants yet infamous for their capacity to kill viciously. "Blackfish" unravels the complexities of this dichotomy, employing the story of the notorious performing whale Tilikum, who, unlike any orca in the wild, has taken the lives of several people while in captivity. This documentary expands on the discussion of keeping such intelligent creatures in captivity. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Extended interviews, AXS TV: "A Look at Blackfish," theatrical trailer. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).

The Carol Burnett Show: Christmas With Carol Features two complete holiday episodes from "The Carol Burnett Show": December 21, 1974 and December 18, 1977, as well as an additional hour of bonus sketches such as "Christmas Night Quarrel" with Sid Caesar, "Charwoman: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" with Jonathan Winters and "The Twelve Days After Christmas." Formats: DVD, $12.95. (StarVista Entertainment).

The Capture of Grizzly Adams (1982) Dan Haggerty, Chuck Connors, June Lockhart, G.W. Bailey. Dove Foundation approved made-for-TV family film follows the wilderness-loving mountain man Grizzly Adams as he seeks to clear himself of a wrongful murder charge and rescue his daughter, who may be sent to an orphanage. Formats: DVD. (CBS/Paramount).

Chief Wilson (2013) The latest title in the popular pre-school "Chuggington" animated train series. Features the episodes "Chief Wilson" and "Stop Koko Stop" from the new television season, as well as "Magnetic Wilson," "Wilson's Wacky Tour," "Chugger of the Year" and "Undercover Action Chugger," plus a bonus Badge Quest episode, "Chug Patrol." Formats: DVD, $14.98. (Anchor Bay).

City Lights (1931) The most cherished film by Charlie Chaplin is also his ultimate Little Tramp chronicle. The writer-director-star achieved new levels of grace, in both physical comedy and dramatic poignancy, with this silent tale of a lovable vagrant falling for a young blind woman who sells flowers on the street (a magical Virginia Cherrill) and mistakes him for a millionaire. Though this Depression-era smash was made after the advent of sound, Chaplin remained steadfast in his love for the expressive beauty of the pre-talkie form. The result was the epitome of his art and the crowning achievement of silent comedy. New, restored 4K digital film transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: Commentary by Charlie Chaplin biographer Jeffrey Vance; "Chaplin Today: City Lights," a 2003 documentary on the film's production, featuring Aardman Animations cofounder Peter Lord; "Chaplin Studios: Creative Freedom by Design," a new interview program featuring visual effects expert Craig Barron, archival footage from the production of "City Lights," including film from the set, with audio commentary by Chaplin historian Hooman Mehran, a costume test, a rehearsal and a complete scene not used in the film; excerpt from Chaplin's short film "The Champion" (1915), along with footage of the director with boxing stars at Chaplin Studios in 1918; trailers; booklet featuring an essay by critic Gary Giddins and a 1966 interview with Chaplin. (The Criterion Collection).

Frances Ha (2013) Dir.: Noah Baumbach; Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Michael Esper, Adam Driver, Michael Zegen. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: Conversation between filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich and the film's co-writer and director, Noah Baumbach; conversation between actor and filmmaker Sarah Polley and the film's co-writer and star, Greta Gerwig; conversation about the look of the film between Baumbach, director of photography Sam Levy, and creative director Pascal Dangin; trailer; booklet featuring an essay by playwright Annie Baker. (The Criterion Collection).

Gettysburg and the Civil War (2013) Box set to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address (November 19, 2013). Includes the documentary "Gettysburg: The Boys in Blue & Gray," which presents the crucial battle of the war as described by the soldiers who took part in it; a 24-page illustrated history of the conflict; and a selection of recreated replica memorabilia, including a map of the Battle of Gettysburg, a map of America which illustrates the extent to which the nation was divided, and an 1863 "call to arms" by Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Formats: DVD, $19.99. (PBS Distribution).

I Declare War (2012) Gage Munroe, Michael Friend, Aidan Gouveia, Andy Reid, Spencer Howes, Alex Cardillo, Dyson Fyke, Eric Hanson. Armed with nothing more than twigs, their imaginations and a simple set of rules, a group of 12-year-olds engaged in a lively game of "Capture the Flag" in the neighborhood woods start dangerously blurring the lines between make-believe and reality. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentary with directors Robert Wilson, Jason Lapeyre and producer Lewin Webb; commentary with Wilson, Lapeyre and the cast; "Building a Battle" featurette; "Soldiers and Actors" featurette; "The Ultimate I Declare War Capture The Flag Paintball Challenge"; trailer; 16-page booklet. (Drafthouse Films).

In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey (2013) Known as the father of American Primitive Guitar, John Fahey is considered to be a foundational figure in American folk music. As both musician and musicologist, Fahey made an important contribution to our understanding and appreciation of such music genres as Delta blues, Appalachian bluegrass and New Orleans jazz. This documentary combines interviews, performances and archival footage with animation in a musically charged tribute to a tremendously influential composer, guitarist and provocateur. Interviewees include The Who's Pete Townshend, Chris Funk of The Decemberists and renowned radio personality Dr. Demento. Formats: DVD. Extras: Rare John Fahey performance footage; "John Fahey Speaks: Woodburn Inn, 1999"; performances by Chris Funk, Jimmy Crosthwait, George Winston and others; extended interviews with Pete Townshend, Dean Blackwood and Joe Bussard. (First Run Features).

JFK Remembered: 50 Years Later (2013) Robert Kline documentary offers images and personalities frozen in time: From Kennedy's nomination at the 1960 Democratic Convention in Los Angeles to his election on November 8, 1960; from his inspiring inaugural address to the Bay of Pigs; from civil rights struggles to space exploration; from the Berlin Wall appearance to his leadership during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Part of the "JFK 50 Year Commemorative Ultimate Collector's Edition" Blu-ray set. Formats: DVD, $5.94. (Warner).

John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums The noted 1964 documentary produced by George Stevens Jr., written, directed and scored by Bruce Herschensohn, and narrated by Gregory Peck, about the fallen president's thousand days in office has been meticulously restored and remastered as part of the "JFK 50 Year Commemorative Ultimate Collector's Edition" Blu-ray set; available separately on DVD. Formats: DVD, $11.97. (Warner).

John Carpenter Presents Body Bags Collector's Edition (1993) John Carpenter plays a creepy-looking coroner who introduces a trilogy of blood-curdling tales (directed by himself and Tobe Hooper): "The Gas Station" (starring Robert Carradine and Alex Datcher, "Hair" (starring Stacy Keach), and "Eye" (directed by Tobe Hooper, and starring Mark Hamill). Young college student Anne (Datcher) works the late shift at "The Gas Station" while a killer is on the loose. Middle-aged business man Richard Coberts (Keach) can't stand the thought of losing his "Hair" and he'll do anything to keep it. Brent Matthews (Hamill), a baseball player, submits to an "Eye" transplant after he loses an eye in a car accident. After going through the revolutionary eye surgery, he ends up getting more than just his eyesight back. With special appearances by Deborah Harry, Sheena Easton, Twiggy, David Naughton, John Agar, David Warner and cameos by notable horror film legends Wes Craven, Hooper, Sam Raimi, Roger Corman and Greg Nicotero. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: Commentary with Carpenter and actor Robert Carradine on "The Gas Station"; commentary with Carpenter and actor Stacy Keach on "Hair"; commentary with producer Sandy King on "Eye"; "Unzipping Body Bags" featurette with Carpenter, King, Keach and Carradine; trailer. (Scream factory/Shout! Factory).

MADtv: Season Four (1998-99) Four-disc set with 25 episodes, $29.93. Primetime Emmy-winning series "MADtv"... a late night sketch-comedy show based on the humor of MAD magazine... was one of the top-rated late-night comedy staples in the 1990s and ran on Fox for 14 seasons. This fast-paced and irreverent sketch comedy series is well-known for its outrageous movie and television parodies, cutting political satires, commercial and music video spoofs, social commentary and pop culture send-ups. In this season, guest hosts Vivica A. Fox, Shaquille O'Neal, Keri Russell, Jerry Springer and others joined in with the ensemble to mock some of the year's most popular movies, stars and politicians. Formats: DVD. (Shout! Factory).

Man of Steel (2013) Dir.: Zack Snyder; Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe, Julia Ormond, Antje Traue, Harry Lennix, Christopher Meloni, Laurence Fishburne. Formats:Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD 2-disc Special Edition, 3D Limited Collector's Edition (includes a limited release metal "S" glyph with lucite glass stand), Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Strong Characters, Legendary Roles" featurette explores the legendary characters of the Superman mythology and how they have evolved in this new iteration of the Superman story; "All-Out Action" goes inside the intense training regimen that sculpted Henry Cavill into the Man of Steel and Michael Shannon and Antje Traue into his Kyptonian nemeses; "Krypton Decoded" lowdown on all the amazing Krypton tech, weapons and spaceships. Blu-ray adds "Journey of Discovery: Creating Man of Steel" immersive feature-length experience that allows viewers to watch the movie with director Zack Snyder and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane and others as they share the incredible journey to re-imagine Superman; "Planet Krypton" exploration of Krypton and its lost society. (Warner).

Mumfie's White Christmas (1995) First release from the series "Britt Allcroft's Magic Adventures of Mumfie," about a special little elephant who sets off to find adventure, meeting new friends Scarecrow and Pinkey the flying pig along the way. Here Mumfie, Scarecrow and Pinkey mount a quest across sea and snow to ask Santa for a wintery white Christmas. (Britt Allcroft is creator of the award winning children's television shows "Thomas and Friends" and "Shining Time Station.") Formats: DVD, $9.98; VOD; Digital. (Lionsgate).

Prince Avalanche (2013) Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch. Offbeat buddy comedy about an odd couple of sorts, the introspective and stern Alvin and his girlfriend's brother, Lance, dopey and insecure, who leave the city behind to spend the summer of 1988 repainting traffic lines on a desolate country highway that's been ravaged by wildfire. The isolated landscape becomes a place of misadventure as the men find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind, but eventually they develop an unlikely friendship. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: AXS TV: "A Look at Prince Avalanche," theatrical trailer. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).

Stan Lee's Superhumans - Season Two (2011) Four-disc set, $24.98. Co-hosted by comic book maven Stan Lee, the series scours the globe for the real-life counterparts of Lee's characters... people with unique genetic traits that translate into remarkable powers. These include a Shaolin monk with an unbreakable body, a man who may be the greatest jumper in the world and another who can control sharks. Formats: DVD. Extras: Thirteen additional scenes. (Lionsgate).

Turbo (2013) Voices of Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Maya Rudolph, Snoop Dogg, Ken Jeong, Ben Schwartz, Paul Giamatti, Michael Pena, Luis Guzman, Bill Hader, Richard Jenkins Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 3D Blu-ray/Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: TBA. (DreamWorks/Fox).

November 19, 2013 New DVD Releases

American Experience: JFK (2013) Forever enshrined in myth by an assassin's bullet on November 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy's presidency has often defied objective appraisal. This new portrait, part of the Peabody Award-winning American Experience series, "The Presidents," offers a fresh assessment of the man, his accomplishments and his unfulfilled promise. Produced and directed by Susan Bellows, "JFK" features interviews with Kennedy family members and historians including Robert Dallek, Robert Caro, and Evan Thomas. Formats: Two-disc DVD, two-disc Blu-ray, Digital. (PBS Distribution).

And While We Were Here (2012) Kate Bosworth, Iddo Goldberg, Jamie Blackley, Claire Bloom. A young American writer finds herself at a personal and professional crossroads when she accompanies her musician husband to his concert on an island off the picturesque Amalfi Coast. While adapting her grandmother's WWII stories into a book, she stumbles into a passionate and playful affair with a much younger man Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Original B&W director's version, trailer. (Well Go USA).

Danger in the Manger (2012) David Tennant, Marc Wootton, Jason Watkins. Family film about a worried new teacher who has to juggle a pregnant wife and a class of children on a road trip to the National "Song for Christmas" competition. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Inception Media Group).

The Day Kennedy Died (2013) Narrated by Kevin Spacey, this Smithsonian Channel documentary tells the story of the tragic day 50 years ago, when president John F. Kennedy was assassinated, through the memories of people who played a part in those extraordinary events, from the journalist who was with the Kennedy family all day to the nurse who checked his vital signs at the hospital. These never-before-seen interviews, along with rarely shown photos and video footage, piece together the final moments of JFK. Formats: DVD, $14.98. (Inception Media Group).

Eve of Destruction (1991) Gregory Hines, Renee Soutendijk, Michael Greene. Created in the image of her inventor, Eve VIII, a sophisticated and deadly android, is the flawless culmination of years of research but when an unexpected mishap during testing sends her into a sudden, irreversible rampage, Eve begins stalking and killing anything she perceives as a threat. It's up to terrorism expert Jim McQuade (Gregory Hines) to find and deactivate her before she realizes her ultimate capability: nuclear annihilation. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo. (Shout! Factory).

Here's Edie: The Edie Adams Television Collection More than 50 years after it premiered on the ABC network, the variety shows "Here's Edie" and "The Edie Adams Show" hit DVD and digital formats. This is the first time either television show has been seen in any format since their original broadcasts in 1962-1964. Unlike any variety show before or since, "Here's Edie" was a tour-de-force for a female entertainer in the early-1960's. After the sudden passing of her husband Ernie Kovacs in January 1962, Adams forged ahead with her own headlining show, showcasing her many talents. Adams hosts, sings, dances, acts, does comedy, takes an uncredited role of costumer Enke and also produces her own show. While much has been said of Adams' preservation efforts of the Ernie Kovacs archive, she also left behind a stunning body of her own work that survives due only to her indefatigable preservation efforts. The "wow" factor of this box set resides in the eclectic guest stars Adams was personally able to secure for the show. Jazz fans will be able to see rare performance footage of such giants as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Stan Getz, Lionel Hampton, Woody Herman and Al Hirt, among others. Popular vocalists include Sammy Davis Jr., Bobby Darin, Johnny Mathis and more. Comedians include Bob Hope, Rowan & Martin, Soupy Sales along with Buddy Hackett, Dick Shawn and Terry-Thomas, who co-starred with Adams in the classic motion-picture "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" (1963). Classical music fans can look forward to performances of Andrew Previn, Lauritz Melchoir and Laurindo Almeida. Additional guests include Allan Sherman, Spike Jones, Peter Falk, Sir Michael Redgrave, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Buddy Hackett and more. This 12-hour, four DVD set features a new digital transfer from original 2-inch videotapes of the entire 1962-64 run of 21 episodes (with her famed Muriel Cigar commercials intact), plus extensive bonus footage. This material includes rarely seen Adams musical numbers from numerous Ernie Kovacs shows of the 1950's with introductions from Kovacs himself. Other bonus features include a set of commercial promos by Adams and another "Mad World" co-star, Sid Caesar (whose "The Sid Caesar Show" alternated weeks with Edie's shows), a Muriel Cigars promotional film and more. Also included is a 16-page booklet packed with rare photos from the family archive, an essay from Edie's son, Joshua Mills, and a show-by-show rundown from Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams curator and DVD co-producer Ben Model. $49.95. (MVD Entertainment).

I Am Zozo (2012) Kelly McLaren, Courtney Foxworthy, Demetrius Sager, Caleb DeBattista, Caleb Courtney, Darren Wayne Evans. Psychological thriller about five young people who play with a Ouija board on Halloween and attract the attention of a malevolent demon. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Image Entertainment).

Informant (2012) A powerful and timely portrait of Brandon Darby, a left-wing activist turned FBI informant and then Tea Party conservative whose actions led to the arrest of two protesters at the 2008 Republican National Convention. In 2005, Texas-born Darby became an overnight hero when he traveled to Katrina-devastated New Orleans and braved toxic floodwaters to rescue a friend stranded in the Ninth Ward. Soon after, he became a co-founder and spokesperson for Common Ground, a successful grassroots relief organization. But over the next few years, he began hiding a shocking secret. After two young protestors, David McKay and Bradley Crowder, were arrested at the 2008 Republican National Convention, Darby revealed he had been instrumental in the indictment as an FBI informant. Today, having renounced his left-wing past, Darby is a Tea Party member who writes regularly for the right-leaning website Breitbart.com. Formats: DVD. (Music Box Films).

My Little Pony - Friendship Is Magic: A Pony For Every Season (2013) Each member of the Mane 6... Twilight Sparkle, Rarity, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, Apple Jack and Pinkie Pie... gets her very own opportunity to shine with six episodes from the HUB TV Network show. Formats: DVD. Extras: Sing-Along. (Shout! Factory Kids).

Paranoia (2013) Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman, Harrison Ford, Amber Heard, Josh Holloway, Embeth Davidtz, Richard Dreyfuss, Lucas Till Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted scenes, "Privacy Is Dead" featurette, "The Paranoia Begins" production featurette, "The Players" behind the scenes featurette, theatrical trailer. (Fox).

Planes (2013) Voices of Dane Cook, Val Kilmer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Brad Garrett, John Cleese, Teri Hatcher, Anthony Edwards, Priyanka Chopa, Stacy Keach, Sinbad, Cedric the Entertainer, Carlos Alazraqui, Roger Craig Smith. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 3D Blu-ray/Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Klay's Flight Plan," a behind-the-scenes featurette that follows director Klay Hall's personal journey during the making of the film, including his family connection to aviation; "Meet the Racers" featurettes introducing racers El Chupacabra, Ripslinger, Dusty and Ishani. "Franz's Song," never-before-seen completely finished animated song that features the German mini-car, Franz Fliegenhosen, who encourages Dusty on his flight; deleted scenes; "Top 10 Flyers," a look at the 10 greatest aviators in history hosted by ESPN's Colin Cowherd. (Disney).

Primitive (2011) Reggie Bannister, Matt O'Neill, Kristin Lorenz, Jeff Ryan. When special effects artist Martin Blaine and hypnotist Dr. William Stein unknowingly conjure up a blood-thirsty predator, Martin must confront the inner demon they brought to life before it rips apart everyone he's ever known. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary, cast interviews, outtakes. (Lionsgate).

Schooled: The Price of College Sports (2013) A comprehensive look at the business, history and culture of big-time college football and basketball in America. It is an adaptation of "The Cartel" by Pulitzer Prize Winning civil rights scholar Taylor Branch, and his Atlantic Monthly article, "The Shame of College Sports." The documentary presents a hard-hitting examination of the NCAA's treatment of its athletes and amateurism in collegiate athletics; weaving interviews, archival and verite footage to tell a story of how college sports became a billion dollar industry built on the backs of athletes who are deprived of numerous rights. Includes interviews with Houston Texans' running back Arian Foster, Emmy-winning sportscaster Bob Costas, ESPN analyst Jay Bilas, The New York Times' Joe Nocera, Sports Illustrated's Frank Deford and Michael Rosenberg. Formats: DVD. (Strand Releasing).

The To Do List (2013) Aubrey Plaza, Andy Samberg, Clark Gregg, Connie Britton, Donald Glover, Rachel Bilson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: TBA. (CBS Films).

Tokyo Story (1953) A profoundly stirring evocation of elemental humanity and universal heartbreak, "Tokyo Story" is the crowning achievement of the unparalleled Yasujiro Ozu. The film, which follows an aging couple as they leave their rural village to visit their two married children in bustling postwar Tokyo, surveys the rich and complex world of family life with the director's customary delicacy and incisive perspective on social mores. Featuring lovely performances from Ozu regulars Chishu Ryu and Setsuko Hara, "Tokyo Story" plumbs and deepens the director's recurring themes of generational conflict, creating what is without question one of cinema's mightiest masterpieces. New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: Commentary featuring Yasujiro Ozu scholar David Desser, editor of Ozu's "Tokyo Story"; "I Lived, But ...", a two-hour documentary from 1953 about Ozu's life and career, featuring interviews with critics and former cast and crew members; "Talking With Ozu," a 40-minute tribute to the director from 1993, featuring the reflections of filmmakers Lindsay Anderson, Claire Denis, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Aki Kaurismaki, Stanley Kwan, Paul Schrader and Wim Wenders; trailer; booklet featuring an essay by critic David Bordwell. (The Criterion Collection).

Touched By an Angel: The Ninth & Final Season (2002-03) As the critically acclaimed and inspirational series comes to its conclusion, earthbound angel Monica (Roma Downey) is up for a promotion to supervisor, but is faced with her greatest challenge yet. As she wrestles with a life-changing decision, she learns the true meaning of God's message of sacrifice. The series also stars Della Reese, John Dye and Valerie Bertinelli. Six-disc set with 22 episodes, $61.99. Formats: DVD. (CBS/Paramount).

Treme: The Complete Third Season (2012) Ten episodes: Two years have passed since Hurricane Katrina ravaged the city. From musicians and chefs to businessmen and bartenders, everyone is struggling to piece their lives back together, but are facing new challenges every day. In addition to the ensemble cast of Wendell Pierce, Khandi Alexander, Clarke Peters, Rob Brown, Steve Zahn, Kim Dickens, Melissa Leo, Lucia Micarelli, Michiel Huisman, David Morse, Jon Seda, India Ennenga, and Chris Coy, Season 3 features live performances and cameos from notable New Orleans legends including The Neville Brothers, Fats Domino, Tab Benoit, Dr. Michael White, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Sonny Landreth, The Red Stick Ramblers, Monk Boudreaux, James "Sugarboy" Crawford and Davell Crawford, Kermit Ruffins, John Boutte, The Hot 8 Brass Band, Anders Osborne, Tom McDermott, Marcia Ball, Meschiya Lake, Ivan Neville, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Glen David Andrews, Donald Harrison, Jr. and The Valparaiso Men's Chorus, among other. Formats: DVD, $39.99; Blu-ray Disc, $49.99; Digital. Extras: Three "Behind Treme" featurettes: "Chef Dinner," "David Simon" and "Neville Brothers"; "The Music of Treme"; music commentaries on all 10 episodes with WBGO's Josh Jackson and NPR Music's Patrick Jarenwattananon; commentaries; episode previews and recaps. Blu-ray adds "Down in the Treme," a look at the music and culture of New Orleans configured as an in-episode viewing mode. (HBO).

2 Guns (2013) Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton, Bill Paxton, Fred Ward, James Marsden, Edward James Olmos Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted and extended scenes, "Undercover and Into Action" featurette, commentary with director Baltasar Kormakur and producer Adam Siegel. (Universal).

The Ultimate Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy (2013) "The World's End," "Hot Fuzz," "Shaun of the Dead" Trilogy. Formats: DVD, $39.98; Blu-ray Disc, $49.98. (Universal).

We're the Millers (2013) Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts, Will Poulter, Ed Helms, Nick Offerman, Kathryn Hahn. Formats: Two-disc DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Extended cut of the film, "Miller's Unleashed - Outtakes Overload," "Stories From the Road" behind-the-scenes featurettes ("Extreme Aniston", "The Miller Makeovers," "Road Trippin' With the Millers," "Don't Suck Venom," "Getting Out of a Sticky Situation," "I Am Pablo Chacon," "Rollin' in the RV"), Livin' It Up with Brad" featurette, "When Paranoia Sets In" featurette, deleted scenes, gags & more outtakes. (Warner).

The World's End (2013) Five middle-aged friends set out to relive a beer-fueled odyssey from their youth, and end up in an epic battle to save humankind. This is the third and final film in Wright's "The Ultimate Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy," which also features hits "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz," and which is being released to Blu-ray this week. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Completing the Golden Mile - The Making of The World's End," commentary with Screenwriters Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg. Blu-ray adds: Cast commentary with stars Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Paddy Considine; technical commentary with director Edgar Wright and director of photography Bill Pope; "Filling in the Blanks: The Stunts and FX of The World's End"; hair and make-up tests; rehearsal footage; stunt tapes; VFX breakdown; "There's Only One Gary King - osymyso's Inibri-8 Megamix" - A mash-up of Gary King's (Pegg) best moments; "The Man Who Would Be (Gary) King"; "Signs & Omens," a film clip montage highlighting all the hidden clues and hints throughout the film; "Edgar & Simon's Flip Chart" in which writers Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg bring back the trusty flip chart to reveal their step-by-step process of creating the story; deleted Scene, outtakes, alternate Edits and more. (Universal).

November 26, 2013 New DVD Releases

Battle Ground (aka Forbidden Ground) (2013) Johan Ear, Tim Pocock, Martin Copping, Denai Gracie, Sarah Anne Mawbey. Three British soldiers find themselves stranded in No Man's Land after a failed charge on the German Trenches in France during WWI. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette. (Lionsgate).

Breaking Bad: The Final Season (2013) The final eight episodes. Formats: DVD, $55.99; Blu-ray Disc, $65.99; UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Cast and crew commentaries on every episode, Alternate ending: A three-minute alternate version of how "Breaking Bad" could have ended, deleted and extended scenes, gag reel, Walt's confession, the layers of a sound mix, episodes of "Inside Breaking Bad," uncensored and extended episodes, four featurettes: "The Main Event," "The Final Showdown," "Life of a Show Runner" and "Behind-the-Scenes of the Alternate Ending." Blu-ray adds "Blood Money" table read, a rare look at the only final season "Breaking Bad" table read. (Sony).

Getaway (2013) Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez, Jon Voight, Rebecca Budig, Paul Freeman. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Crash cams, "Destroying a Custom Shelby," "Metal and Asphalt," "Selena Gomez: On Set," "The Train Station." (Warner).

The Horror Show (1989) Lance Henriksen, Brion James, Rita Taggart. Serial killer Max Jenke, who butchered 116 people with his meat cleaver, is sent to the electric chair but the burst of electricity turns him into a supernatural force, and he vows revenge on the cop who captured him. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: Commentary with producer Sean S. Cunningham, interview with stunt coordinator Kane Hodder and actress Rita Taggart, theatrical trailer. (Shout! Factory).

How Sherlock Changed the World (2013) Documentary looks at the astonishing impact that Sherlock Holmes has had on the development of real criminal investigation and forensic techniques. Uses archival material and reconstruction to tell the true stories of the scientists, detectives and even criminals who were inspired or influenced by the legend of Holmes. The program explores real crimes that were solved thanks to a piece of equipment Holmes used, a technique he popularized or invented, or even his method of reasoning. Formats: DVD, $24.99. (PBS Distribution).

Impractical Jokers: The Complete First Season (2011-12) Two-disc set with 17 episodes of the truTV show that centers around four longtime friends who dare each other to do outrageous things in public on hidden camera, capturing the startled reactions from innocent bystanders. Formats: DVD, $19.98. Extras: Commentary, behind-the-scenes features, deleted scenes. (Warner).

JFK Assassination: The Definitive Guide (2013) Documentary timed to release around the program broadcast premiere as well as the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination. To create "JFK Assassination: The Definitive Guide," the History Channel conducted the largest nationwide survey on the death of John F. Kennedy to learn what the American people believe really happened. The results of this extensive survey will allow viewers to take a deeper look at the murder of JFK along with the surrounding events that took place that day. Through this unique special, viewers will have the opportunity to examine the assassination that forever changed this country. Formats: DVD, $14.98. (Lionsgate).

JOBS (2013) Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, J. K. Simmons, Matthew Modine, Lesley Ann Warren, Ron Eldard. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Ashton Kutcher IS Steve Jobs," "The Legacy of Steve Jobs," "JOBS: Behind the Score," commentary with director Joshua Michael Stern. (Universal).

Red 2 (2013) Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Mirren, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Byung Hun Lee, David Thewlis, Brian Cox, Neal McDonough. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "The Red 2 Experience" behind-the-scenes featurette, deleted scenes, gag reel. (Summit Ent./Lionsgate).

Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman The colossally popular Zatoichi films make up the longest-running action series in Japanese history and created one of the screen's great heroes: an itinerant blind masseur who also happens to be a lightning-fast swordsman. As this iconic figure, the charismatic and earthy Shintaro Katsu became an instant superstar, lending a larger-than-life presence to the thrilling adventures of a man who lives staunchly by a code of honor and delivers justice in every town and village he enters. The films that feature him are variously pulse-pounding, hilarious, stirring, and completely off-the-wall. This deluxe set features the string of 25 Zatoichi films made between 1962 and 1973, collected in one package for the first time. New digital restorations, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-rays. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo (9-Blu-Rays/18-DVDs). Extras: "The Blind Swordsman," a 1978 documentary about Zatoichi portrayer and filmmaker Shintaro Katsu, along with a new interview with its director, John Nathan; interview with Asian-film critic Tony Rayns; trailers for all 25 films; book featuring an essay by critic Geoffrey O'Brien, synopses of the films by critic, novelist, and musician Chris D., "The Tale of Zatoichi," the original short story by Kan Shimozawa; and 25 new illustrations inspired by the films, by 25 different artists. (The Criterion Collection).

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