June 4, 2013 New DVD Releases
Breaking Bad: The Fifth Season (2012) Eight episodes: "Live Free or Die," "Madrigal," "Hazard Pay," "Fifty-One," "Dead Freight," Buyout," "Say My Name" and "Gliding Over All." Formats: Four-disc DVD, $55.99; three-disc Blu-ray, $65.99. Extras: Eight-minute, uncensored bonus scene "Chicks 'N' Guns," created and produced exclusively for the home entertainment release; cast and crew commentaries on every episode; deleted scenes; outtakes; three featurettes: "Nothing Stops This Train" on location explores what a huge undertaking it is to film a modern-day train heist, "The Cleaner: Jonathan Banks as Mike" with fan-favorite Cleaner Jonathan Banks, "Chicks 'N' Guns: Behind-the-Scenes"; "Writers' Room Timelapse" takes viewers through the entire breaking of episode "Fifty-One" with commentary from the writers; Laura Fraser and Jesse Plemons audition footage; prison stunt rehearsal footage; "Gallery 1988 Art Show" with artwork inspired by the show; "Chris Hardwick's All-Star Celebrity Bowling" features team Breaking Bad going head to head with team Nerdist to raise money for charity; "Inside Breaking Bad." Blu-ray adds two featurettes: "Scene by Scene: Directors Discuss Memorable Moments" and "The Writers of Breaking Bad." (Sony).
Charlie Zone (2011) Amanda Crew, Glen Gould, Mpho Koaho. A disgraced boxer and ex-convict is hired to abduct a runaway from a crack house in the city's notorious "Charlie Zone," and return her safely to her family. But nothing goes quite as planned and nothing is quite what it seems. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Anchor Bay).
Clint Eastwood 40 Film Collection DVD set of 40 Eastwood films. Formats: DVD, $179.98. Extras: New documentary "Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story." (Warner).
Clint Eastwood 20 Film Collection Blu-ray set of 20 Eastwood films. Formats: Blu-ray, $129.95. Extras: New documentary "Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story." (Warner).
Curious George: The Complete Sixth Season (2012) Two-disc set with 20 fun-filled episodes with George and friends as they explore his world and invent clever solutions to memorable mis-adventures. Formats: DVD. (Universal).
Dora the Explorer: Dora Rocks! (2012) Three sing-along, rockin' episodes with Dora and Boots: "Dora Rocks!" "Baby Bongo's Big Music Show" and "Little Map." Formats: DVD, $14.99. (Nickelodeon/Paramount).
Escape From Planet Earth (2013) Voices of Brendan Fraser, Rob Corddry, Jessica Alba, Sarah Jessica Parker, William Shatner, Kaitlin Olson, James Gandolfini, Craig Robinson, Ricky Gervais, Sofia Vergara. Formats: DVD, 3D Blu-ray /Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary with director Cal Brunker, "The Making of Escape From Planet Earth," alternate takes and deleted scenes; music featurettes from Delta Rae, Owl City and Cody Simpson. (The Weinstein Co./Anchor Bay).
Falling Skies: The Complete Second Season (2012) Ten episodes of TNT's alien invasion series. Formats: Three-disc DVD, $39.98; two-disc Blu-ray, $49.99; Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurettes, "The Skitter Evolution," tour of the "Falling Skies" set, commentaries, and an exclusive trading card from Rittenhouse included on pack. (Warner).
Frontline: The Economic Meltdown (2013) Two-disc set with five fascinating "Frontline" programs about one of the worst economic crises in America's history: "Inside the Meltdown," "Ten Trillion and Counting," "Breaking the Bank," "The Warning" and "Cliffhanger." Formats: DVD, $39.99. (PBS Distribution).
A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Yuliya Snigir, Cole Hauser, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Amaury Nolasco, Sebastian Koch, Anne Vyalitsyna. Formats: DVD, two-disc extended edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Blu-ray Extras: Deleted scenes, 15-part "Making It Hard to Die" behind-the-scenes documentary, "Anatomy of a Car Chase," "Two of a Kind," "Back in Action," "The New Face of Evil," pre-vis sequences, VFX Sequences, stills gallery (storyboards, concept art), theatrical trailers, commentary by director John Moore and first assistant director Mark Cotone, "Maximum McClane." (Fox).
Identity Thief (2013) Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, Tip "T.I." Harris, Genesis Rodriguez, John Cho, Robert Patrick, Eric Stonestreet. Includes both rated and unrated versions. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Gag reel, "The Making of Identity Thief." Blu-ray adds "Scene Stealing: Capturing the Humor of Identity Thief," "The Skiptracer's Van," alternate takes. (Universal).
Ice Road Truckers: Season 6 (2012) Four-disc set with 16 episodes, $39.99. Formats: DVD. Extras: Thirteen shorts never-before-seen on TV. (History Channel/Lionsgate).
Journey of the Universe (2012) Emmy Award-winning documentary, broadcast on over 275 PBS television stations, weaves a tapestry of scientific discoveries in astronomy, geology, biology, ecology and biodiversity with humanistic insights concerning the nature of the universe. From The Big Bang, or Great Flaring Forth, to the epic impact humans have on the planet today, "Journey of the Universe" is designed to inspire a new understanding and closer relationship with Earth in a period of growing environmental and social crisis. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Shelter Island).
Journey of the Universe: Conversations (2012) A 20 episode collection of interviews with some of the world's greatest minds in science, history and environmental studies. The 10 hour, four-disc series integrates the perspectives of the sciences and the humanities into a retelling of our 14 billion year story. "Conversations" with scientists, historians, and environmentalists explores the unfolding story of Earth, the universe and the role of humans in responding to our present challenges. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Shelter Island).
The Last Ride (2012) Henry Thomas, Jesse James, Kaley Cuoco, Fred Dalton Thompson, Stephen Tobolowsky. Based on the controversial life story of singer-songwriter Hank Williams, country music's original bad boy. The man, the myth and the music come together when Williams travels from Alabama in 1952 to a series of New Year's shows in West Virginia and Ohio. This remarkable journey leads straight into the heart and soul of the legendary performer ... as he takes one last shot at redemption. Featuring all-new versions of Williams' greatest songs. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: A Look Inside The Last Ride. (Fox).
Mental (2013) Liev Schreiber, Toni Collette, Caroline Goodall, Anthony LaPaglia, Kerry Fox, Deborah Mailman, Rebecca Gibney, Lily Sullivan. Comedy about a charismatic, crazy hothead who transforms a family's life when she becomes the nanny of five girls whose mother has cracked from her husband's political ambitions and infidelity. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Interviews. (Universal).
Mountain Men: Season 1 (2012) Two-disc set with eight episodes of the reality series, $19.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: Bonus footage. (Lionsgate).
A Portrait of James Dean: Joshua Tree, 1951 (2012) James Preston, Dan Glenn, Dalilah Rain, Edward Singletary Jr., Robert Gant, Erin Daniels. Set primarily in the early 1950s and focusing on James Dean's experiences as an up-and-coming actor in Los Angeles, writer-director Matthew Mishory's debut feature film is a series of revealing and sometimes dreamlike vignettes that blend biographical and fictionalized elements to present pivotal moments in a remarkable life. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Mishory's award-winning short film "Delphinium: A Childhood Portrait of Derek Jarman." (Wolfe Video).
Pretty Little Liars: The Complete Third Season (2012-13) Five-disc set with 24 episodes, $59.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: "The 'A' Network" featurette, gag reel, deleted scenes, "Pretty Little Liars" bonus webisodes (originally aired on ABCFamily.com). (Warner).
Ring of Fire (2013 - TV) Jewel, Francis Conroy, Maybelle Carter Matt Ross. Based on the book "Anchored in Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash," penned by Cash's son John Carter Cash, this Lifetime biopic delves into the compelling history of the legendary singer-songwriter. June Carter Cash wrote Johnny Cash's most famous song, "Ring of Fire," while she was falling in love with the fascinating yet difficult musician. The telefilm explores that volatile relationship, as seen through the eyes of their son, John, as well as profiles the woman who patiently supported one of country music's biggest stars as she found her own idiosyncratic path to stardom. Formats: DVD. Extras: Biography full-length Johnny Cash special. (Lionsgate).
Sadako 3D, (2012) Satomi Ishihara, Koji Seto, Tsutomu Takahashi, Shota Sometani. A deranged man attempts to bring back Sadako, the vicious spirit, hungry for blood and souls on the haunted videotape from "The Ring", to the Internet in the form of footage of a suicide said to drive anyone who sees it to also commit suicide. This time the rein of terror of the long-haired girl in the white nightgown extends to all forms of technology: PC screens, mobile phones, jumbotrons and more. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Well Go USA).
12 Rounds 2: Reloaded (2013) Randy Orton, Brian Markinson. Paramedic Nick Malloy (Orton) receives a terrifying call from a vengeful psychopath connected to his past: The maniac threatens to unleash a murder spree unless Nick can complete a series of 12 challenges without involving the cops or missing a single deadline. Formats: DVD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD. Extras: "Randy Orton Reloaded," "The Action of 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded," "Locations: From Heller's Lair to the Sugar Factory," commentary. (WWE/Fox).
Warm Bodies (2013) Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Analeigh Tipton, Rob Corddry, Dave Franco, John Malkovich, Cory Hardrict. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet. Extras: "Boy Meets, ER, Doesn't Eat Girl" featurette, "R&J" featurette, "A Little Less Dead" featurette, "Extreme Zombie Make-Over!" featurette, "A Wreck in Progress" featurette, "Bustin Caps" featurette, "Beware of the Boneys" featurette, "Whimsical Sweetness: Teresa Palmer's Warm Bodies Home Movies" featurette, "Zombie Acting Tips With Rob Corddry" featurette, commentary with director Jonathon Levine and actors Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palme, deleted scenes, "Shrug and Groan" gag reel. (Summit/Lionsgate).
W.C. Fields Comedy Favorites Collection Three-disc set with 10 W.C. Fields films: "International House," "Man on the Flying Trapeze," "My Little Chickadee," "It's a Gift," "Poppy," "The Bank Dick," "You Can't Cheat an Honest Man," "Never Give a Sucker an Even Break," "The Old Fashioned Way" and "You're Telling Me!" Formats: DVD, $19.98. (Universal).
War: 10-Movie Collection Three-disc set with "The Eagle and the Hawk," "To Hell and Back," "In Enemy Country," "The Last Outpost," "Battle Hymn," "Raid on Rommel," "Wake Island," "Jet Pilot," "Ulzana's Raid" and "Bengal Brigade." Formats: DVD, $14.98. (Universal).
June 11, 2013 New DVD Releases
Absolute Deception (2013) Cuba Gooding Jr., Emmanuelle Vaugier, Evert McQueen, Ty Hungerford. An FBI agent investigating the murder of a businessman who led a secret double life teams up with the slain man's widow to uncover an intricate web of deceit more shocking and more sinister than anyone could have imagined. Set against the backdrop of Australia's stunning Gold Coast. Formats: DVD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Sony).
Betty & Coretta (2012) Angela Bassett, Mary J. Blige, Malik Yoba. Two extraordinary women, Coretta Scott King (Bassett), wife of Martin Luther King Jr., and Dr. Betty Shabazz (Blige), wife of Malcolm X, come to life in this Lifetime drama. After their husbands' tragic assassinations, they developed a unique friendship spanning three decades as they carried on the civil rights movement while supporting their families as single mothers. Formats: DVD. (Lionsgate).
Beverly Lewis' The Confession (2013 - TV) Katie Leclerc, Sherry Stringfield, Bill Oberst Jr., Cameron Deane Stewart, Julia Whelan. Sequel to the Hallmark Channel's "Beverly Lewis' The Shunning," based on the second novel of "The Heritage of Lancaster County" trilogy from New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis. Katie Lapp (Leclerc), a young Amish woman, goes on a journey in search of her identity, only to find herself embroiled in a mystery that must be solved before she can be reunited with the "Englisher" mother, who gave her up for adoption 20 years earlier. Directed by Michael Landon Jr. Formats: DVD. (Sony).
The Black Kungfu Experience (2013) Chronicles kung fu's black pioneers and heroes, exploring the intersection of African-American and Asian cultures; the documentary traces the rise of the black kungfu experience in the 1960s and 70s, and then reconnects with the contemporary martial arts scene in Washington D.C., Los Angeles, the Virgin Islands, Jamaica and Hong Kong. Formats: DVD, $24.99. (PBS Distribution).
Burn Notice: Season 6 (2012) Four-disc set with 18 episodes, $49.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Matt Nix Gets Burned" extended story line featurette, deleted scenes, commentary for "Shockwave," gag reel. (Fox).
Doctor Who: Inferno Special Edition The Doctor (Third Doctor Jon Pertwee), along with his assistant Liz Shaw, is concerned that a top-secret project that involves drilling down into the crust of the Earth will have disastrous consequences for the whole world. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Can You Hear The Earth Scream?" making-of featurette, deleted scene, photo gallery, commentary. (BBC Home Entertainment).
Doctor Who: The Mind of Evil The Doctor (Third Doctor Jon Pertwee) and Jo arrive at Stangmoor Prison for a demonstration of a machine that can pacify even the most dangerous of criminals, but things start to go horribly wrong, especially when they discover that the Doctor's old enemy, the Master, is responsible for the machine. Formats: DVD. Extras: "The Military Mind" making-of featurette; "Behind the Scenes: Television Centre," photo gallery, commentary. (Studio).
Enter The Dragon - 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition Giftset (1973) Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Ahna Capri, Jim Kelly. Bruce Lee was an incredible athlete and mixed martial artist who, despite making a limited number of movies during his short life, became a charismatic megastar and left a permanent mark on cinema and popular culture. Even Time Magazine agreed. They included Lee in the "100 Most Important People of the 20th century" issue (Heroes and Icons 1999). "Enter the Dragon" continues to resonate with today's audiences. It was a major theatrical hit 40 years ago, grossing approximately $25 million domestically... the equivalent of almost $180 million in today's box office. "Enter the Dragon" has sold more than 450,000 units on DVD and Blu-ray since 2004. In 2004, "Enter the Dragon" was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, $49.99. Extras: Commentary by producer Paul Heller; three new featurettes: "No Way As Way" (on the legacy of Bruce Lee), "The Return to Han's Island" and "Wing Chun: The Art That Introduced Kung Fu to Bruce Lee"; interview gallery featuring Lee's wife, Linda Lee Caldwell; vintage pieces "Backyard Workout With Bruce Lee," "Curse of the Dragon," "Location: Hong Kong With Enter the Dragon," "Blood and Steel: The Making of Enter the Dragon," "Personal Profile Bruce Lee: In His Own Words"; five trailers, seven TV spots. Giftset also includes collectible art cards, a lenticular card and an embroidered patch. (Warner).
Fairly Legal: Season Two (2012) Three-disc set with 13 episodes. Formats: DVD. (Universal).
Ghost Hunters: Season 8 Part 2 (2012) Four-disc set with 26 episodes, $24.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: Bonus footage, deleted scenes. (Image Entertainment).
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Thomas Mann, Zoe Bell, Peter Stormare, Derek Mears. In rated and unrated versions. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 3D Blu-ray/Blu-ray/DVD Combo,, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Blu-ray Extras: "Reinventing Hansel & Gretel." "The Witching Hours," "Meet Edward the Troll." (Paramount).
History Classics: After People (2006-10) Mystifying glimpse into humanity's post-apocalyptic future with four History programs on the fate of humans and our planet, offering an intelligent and provocative look at some of the grim realities we face: "Life After People," "After Armageddon," "Mega Drought" and "Mega Freeze." Formats: Three-disc DVD, $19.98. (Lionsgate).
House of Cards: The Complete First Season (2013) Four-disc set with 13 episodes. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).
The House of Seven Corpses (1973) John Ireland, Faith Domergue, John Carradine. A film crew shooting an occult drama in a sinister manor with a grisly history of family bloodshed awakens the undead to make the fictional movie all too real. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: Archive interview with Carradine, commentary with associate producer Gary Kent. (Severin Films).
Major Crimes: The Complete First Season (2012) Three-disc set with 10 episodes, $39.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Major Crimes: Major Challenge" featurette, "Crossing the Tape: Inside the Major Crimes Squad" featurette, "Raydor's Rookie: Introducing Kearran Giovanni" mini-featurette, "A New Home: A Chat With Graham Patrick Martin" mini-featurette, deleted scenes, gag reel. (Warner).
Necessary Roughness: Season Two (2012-13) Four-disc set with 16 episodes. Formats: DVD. (Universal).
The Newsroom: The Complete First Season (2012) Four-disc set with 10 episodes of the series that focuses on an ambitious group of broadcast journalists who set out on a patriotic mission to bring integrity back to the news in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles. Formats: DVD, $59.99; Blu-ray Disc, $79.98; Digital. Extras: "Mission Control" behind-the-scenes featurette; "The Rundown" roundtable discussion with cast and crew; deleted scenes; commentaries; "Inside the Episodes" with creator Aaron Sorkin; episodic previews & recaps. (HBO).
Ninja III: The Domination (1984) Sho Kosugi, Lucinda Dickey, Jordan Bennett. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo. (Scream Factory/Shout! Factory).
Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) Dir.: Sam Raimi;James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Bloopers, "Walt Disney and the Road to Oz." Blu-ray adds "The Magic of Oz the Great and Powerful" (Second Screen Experience) immersive Second Screen experience that details all things Oz and includes an interactive map as well as access to "The Enchanting Characters and Creatures of Oz," "The Sounds of Magical Oz," "Sleight of Hand: Zach Braff Puppet Theater" and the Mariah Carey music video; "My Journey in Oz by James Franco," a personal story produced and directed by James Franco; "Mr. Elfman's Musical Concoctions" interview with composer Danny Elfman; "China Girl and the Suspension of Disbelief"; "Before Your Very Eyes: From Kansas to Oz"; "Mila's Metamorphosis." (Disney).
The Philadelphia Experiment (2012) Nicholas Lea, Michael Pare, Ryan Robbins, Emilie Ullerup, Gina Holden, Malcolm McDowell. Syfy Channel reimagining of the time travel cult classic about a WWII experiment that accidently sends a Navy destroyer 70 years into the future. Pare starred in the original. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Anchor Bay).
Power Rangers Super Samurai: Secret of the Red Ranger - Volume 4 (2012) Four episodes and two music videos, $14.98. The Rangers fight to take down Serrator's secret plan to split apart the world. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: (Lionsgate).
Rizzoli & Isles: The Complete Third Season (2012) Three-disc set with 15 episodes, $39.98. Formats: DVD Extras: "Case Closed: Crafting the Shifting Worlds Of Rizzoli & Isles" featurette, "Family Matters" series of mini-featurettes, personnel files, unaired scenes, gag reel. (Warner).
Snitch (2013) Dwayne Johnson,Barry Pepper, Jon Bernthal, Michael K. Williams, Melina Kanakaredes, Nadine Velazquez, Rafi Gavron, David Harbour, Benjamin Bratt, Susan Sarandon. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Privileged Information: The Making of Snitch" multi-part documentary, commentary with director Ric Roman Waugh and editor Jonathan Chibnall, deleted scenes. (Summit Entertainment/Lionsgate).
Tom and Jerry: The Golden Collection Volume 2 Two-disc set with 42 remastered shorts directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. Formats: DVD, $26.99; Blu-ray Disc, $34.99. (Warner).
The Unbroken (2012) Aurelia Riley, Daniel Baldwin, Warwick Davis, Patrick Flanagan, Jay Laga'a. After a messy divorce, a young woman discovers that she has bigger problems when she encounters a ghostly child in the mirrors of her new home and the young boy has a horrifying secret for her. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Inception Media).
The Wedding Band: The Complete First Season (2012-13) Three-disc set with 10 episodes, $39.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Finding the Rhythm: Music and Comedy Wedding Themes." (Fox).
Wrong (2013) Jack Plotnick, Alexis Dziena, Steve Little, William Fichtner. Dolph Springer awakens one morning to find he has lost the sole love of his life - his dog, Paul. Desperate to reunite with his best friend and to set things right, Dolph embarks on a journey that spirals into the realm of the absurd, drastically altering the lives of several severely bizarro characters, including a promiscuous pizza delivery girl ), a mentally unstable, jogging-addicted neighbor, an opportunistic French-Mexican gardener, an eccentric pet detective and most mysterious of all, an enigmatic pony-tailed guru, Master Chang,who imparts his teachings to Dolph on how to metaphysically reconnect with his pet. From cinematic surrealist Quentin Dupieux, the director of cult-hit "Rubber." Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "Phase 7: The Making of a Nonfilm," "The WRONG Behind The Scenes," "Memories of a Dog Turd," theatrical trailers, 20-page booklet. (Drafthouse Films).
June 18, 2013 New DVD Releases
The Amazing Adventures of the Living Corpse (2013) An instant fan favorite when it premiered at last year's Comic-Con in San Diego, this hip horror fantasy done in CG animation brings to life the cult underground Dynamite comic series "The Living Corpse Exhumed," by Ken Haeser and Buz Hasson. A creature of the underworld, lurking in catacombs and tunnels, the Living Corpse wears his heart on his molding sleeve. He's not a typical hero, he' a zombie. And he's not a typical zombie, he has a soul. His mission: To protect the earth from other flesh-eaters, to keep them in their graves and to keep the powers of wickedness from corrupting our world. The DVD features a DVD-ROM of "The Living Corpse: Haunted" comic. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Anchor Bay).
American Idiots (2011) Jeffrey T. Schoettlin, Caroline D'Amore, Sean Muramatsu, Madeline Merritt. Raunchy comedy has four friends on a cross-country journey to Las Vegas to stop a wedding and save their buddy from losing the love of his life. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Behind-the-scenes interviews with cast and crew. (Lionsgate).
Body of Proof: The Complete Final Season (2013) Three-disc set with 13 episodes, $39.99. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Getting the Shot" visual tones featurette, "VFX The Ultimate Makeover" featurette on transforming Southern California to make it look as if Philadelphia, "All Kinds Of Props" featurette, "Creating the World" production featurette, "Body of Goofs." (Disney).
The Brass Teapot (2012) Juno Temple, Michael Angarano, Alexis Bledel, Billy Magnussen, Alia Shawkat, Bobby Moynihan, Steve Park. Based on the comic book series "The Brass Teapot" about a twentysomething couple who fall upon hard economic times and, on a trip, find a mysterious, magical brass teapot that makes them money, but at a surprising price: the teapot spews forth money only when they physically hurt themselves. How far they are willing to go to strike it rich? Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Prologue/alternate Opening, deleted scenes, "Uncovering: The Brass Teapot," interview with Michael Angarano, interview with director Ramaa Mosley, AXS TV: "A Look at The Brass Teapot," commentary with Mosley and executive producer P. Jennifer Dana, trailer. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
British Royal Children of the 20th Century (2013) A newsreel celebration of England's most famous young princes and princesses. Formats: DVD. (Cherry Red/MVD Entertainment).
Call the Midwife: Season Two (2012-13) Eight episodes of the U.K. series about a young midwife in 1950s London's working class East End who provides the poorest women with the best possible care. Formats: Three-disc DVD, $39.98; two-disc Blu-ray, $44.98. Extras: 2012 Christmas Special, as well as interviews with the cast and crew. (BBC Home Entertainment).
Dino King 3D (2013) CGI-animated adventure about Speckles, a baby Tarbosaurus, who is exiled and forced to flee his homeland when his entire family is killed by an evil, one-eyed T-Rex. In the hostile jungle he meets up with Blue Eyes, another lonely and lost Tarbosaur, and he eventually returns to claim his family's ancient hunting grounds to become The Dino King. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. (Well Go USA).
Drop Dead Diva: The Complete Fourth Season (2012) Three-disc set with 13 episodes, $30.99. Formats: DVD. Extras: Outtakes, deleted scenes. (Studio).
The Ghastly Love of Johnny X (2012) Creed Bratton, Keving McCarthy, Kate Maberly, Paul Williams, Reggie Bannister. A truly mad concoction, blending 1950s juvenile delinquents, sci-fi melodrama, song-and-dance and a touch of horror: Banished to Earth for intergalactic juvenile delinquency, Johnny X and his gang of Ghastly Ones set off in search of a piece of alien technology that could change the fate of the universe forever... the so-called "resurrection suit." Soon, the extraterrestrial no-goodniks are embroiled in a wacky scheme involving a femme fatale named Bliss, a shifty concert promoter with schemes of his own, and a recently deceased musician who won't let a little decomposition stop him from rocking. Formats: DVD. (Stand Releasing).
Heroin King of Baltimore: The Rise and Fall of Melvin Williams (2013) Melvin Williams was the heroin king of Baltimore who amassed nearly a half billion dollars during the 70's and early 80's. After the Martin Luther King assassination, Baltimore City officials would call on Melvin Williams, age 27, to help stop the riots. Famous in Baltimore for telling the rioters to stop and go home, Williams left the police bewildered that they didn't have enough power to stop the riots even with the armed forces involved. However, instead of being grateful, the powers that be saw Williams as a threat and would ultimately frame him and put him behind bars for 26 years. Formats: DVD, $19.95. (MVD Entertainment).
The Howling Collector's Edition (1981) Dir.: Joe Dante; Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan, Christopher Stone, Belinda Balaski, Kevin McCarthy, John Carradine, Slim Pickens, Elisabeth Brooks. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentary with director Joe Dante and actors Dee Wallace, Christopher Stone and Robert Picardo; "Unleashing the Beast: The Making of the Howling" multi-part documentary; deleted scenes and outtakes; "Making of a Monster: Inside The Howling" documentary; "Horror's Hallowed Grounds": A look at the film's locations; photo gallery; theatrical trailers. (Scream Factory/Shout! Factory).
Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) Dir.: Bryan Singer; Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor, Eleanor Tomlinson, Stanley Tucci, Warwick Davis, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy, Ewen Bremner. Formats: DVD, 3D Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted scenes, Gag Reel. Blu-ray adds: "Become a Giant Slayer" interactive experience. (Warner).
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness: Good Croc, Bad Croc (2013) Seven episodes from the TV series based on the movie franchise: "Good Croc Bad Croc," "The Princess and the Po," "Chain Reaction," "Bad Po," "Jailhouse Panda," "Father Crime" and "Po Fans Out." Formats: DVD, $14.98. Extras: "Croc Crackdown" game. (Fox).
The Last Exorcism Part II (2013) Formats: Unrated DVD and Blu-ray Disc, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary featuring directors Ed Gass-Donnelly and Eli Roth, three featurettes: "Hair Salon Scare -– The Last Exorcism Part II Goes Viral" in which unsuspecting customers at a beauty salon are given a frightening surprise when a haunting image of a Nell look alike stares back at them from their mirror; "Nell's Story" and "Shooting in New Orleans." (Sony).
Lifeforce Collector's Edition (1985) Dir.: Tobe Hooper; Steve Railsback, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay, Nicholas Ball, Mathilda May. A race of space vampires arrive in London and begin infecting the Earth. Blu-ray includes both theatrical and international versions. Based on the novel "The Space Vampires" by philosopher Colin Wilson. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: Commentary with director Tobe Hooper; new retrospective with cast and crew including star Steve Railsback, Hooper and others; original vintage "Making-of Lifeforce" featurette; original theatrical trailer; TV spot; still gallery. (Scream Factory/Shout! Factory).
Movie 43 (2013) Hugh Jackman, Seth MacFarlane, Justin Long, Dennis Quaid, Greg Kinnear, Emma Stone, Kate Winslet, Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Anna Faris, Gerard Butler, Halle Berry, Terrence Howard, Elizabeth Banks, Richard Gere, Kate Bosworth, Kristen Bell, Jason Sudeikis, Josh Duhamel, Uma Thurman. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Blu-ray Extras: "Find Our Daughter." (Fox).
Prank (2013) Nick Renaud, Henry Monfries. Three high school students, sick of living in fear of bullies, plan the ultimate payback. But when their prank goes way too far, they come to realize that getting even can have deadly consequences. Formats: DVD, Digital. (RLJ Entertainment/Image Entertainment).
Quartet (2012) Dir.: Dustin Hoffman; Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtenay, Sheridan Smith, Pauline Collins, Luke Newberry, Eline Powell. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: TBA (The Weinstein Company/Anchor Bay).
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Season 2 Part 2: Spooky Stampede (2013) Two-disc set with 13 episodes, $19.97. As the series draws to a close, the gang races against time, encounters sinister creatures and competes with other interested parties in order to solve the long buried secrets of their hometown. The sleuthing teens are also faced with having to solve one of their greatest mysteries yet, saving Earth from destruction. Formats: DVD. (Warner).
Stoker (2013) Dir.: Chan-wook Park; Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Dermot Mulroney, Lucas Till, Jacki Weaver. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: TBA(Fox).
Summoned (2013) Cuba Gooding, Jr., Ashley Scott, Bailey Chase, James Hong. Someone, or something, is killing off all the people who served on the jury on one of San Francisco's most high profile serial killer cases. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Commentary with director Peter Sullivan, stills gallery. (Lionsgate).
TCM Greatest Classic Films: Legends - Gene Kelly Each set includes four-classic films that spotlight Hollywood's most legendary actors and actresses. "Anchors Aweigh," "On The Town," "An American In Paris," "Brigadoon." Formats: DVD, $27.92. (Warner).
TCM Greatest Classic Films: Legends - John Wayne Action Each set includes four-classic films that spotlight Hollywood's most legendary actors and actresses. "Chisum," "The Train Robbers," "Cahill: United States Marshal," "McQ." Formats: DVD, $27.92. (Warner).
TCM Greatest Classic Films: Legends - Paul Newman Each set includes four-classic films that spotlight Hollywood's most legendary actors and actresses. "Somebody Up There Likes Me," "Harper," "Cool Hand Luke," "The Mackintosh Man." Formats: DVD, $27.92. (Warner).
The Wild West (2006 - TV) Miniseries reveals the real stories behind three of the West's most famous figures: General Custer, Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid. Formats: DVD. (BBC Home Entertainment).
Wilfred: Season 2 (2012) Singe disc with 13 episodes, $29.98. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Deleted scenes, blooper reel, "Stay," "News at Noon With Jenna," Wilfred/Ryan mash-up. (Fox).
June 25, 2013 New DVD Releases
The Call (2013) Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin, Morris Chestnut, Michael Eklund, Michael Imperioli. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Emergency Procedure: Making the Film" featurette; commentary with Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin and filmmakers. Blu-ray adds alternate ending; deleted and extended scenes; Michael Eklund audition tape; two featurettes: "A Set Tour of The Hive and The Lair" and "Inside the Stunts." (Sony).
Dead Souls (2012) Jesse James, Bill Moseley, Magda Apanowicz, Noah Fleiss, Jaiden Kaine, Geraldine Hughes. A man returns to the deserted family farmhouse he inherited on his 18th birthday, only to uncover his checkered past: His preacher father had sacrificed the family to a powerful demon, and the man's return stirs the decades-old forces trapped in the home. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentary, bloopers, tour of the set, TV spots. (Scream Factory/Shout! Factory).
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids: The Complete Series (2012) Fifteen-disc box set includes all 110 episodes of the classic television series created, produced and hosted by legendary comedian Bill Cosby. Formats: DVD, $119.99. Extras: Commentary by Cosby; a 16-page book; the documentary "Hey, Hey, Hey ... It's The Story of Fat Albert," featuring an all-new interview with Bill Cosby. (Shout! Factory).
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013) Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Jim Carrey, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin, James Gandolfini, Jay Mohr, Gillian Jacobs, Brad Garrett. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: TBA. (Warner).
In the Family (2012) Sebastian Banes, Patrick Wang, Trevor St. John, Lisa Altomare, Susan Kellerman. Heartfelt story woven around child custody, two-Dad families, loss, interracial relations, the American South, and the human side of the law explores what it means to be in a family. A precocious six-year-old, Chip lives with his two dads, Cody and Joey, but when Cody dies suddenly in a car accident, and Joey and Chip struggle to find their footing again, Cody's will reveals that he named his sister as Chip's guardian, and the boy is wrested from the only family he ever had. Formats: Two-disc DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "Simple Expressions of Absolute Values" video essay by Kevin B. Lee; "The Mirror to Nature" video essay by H.P. Mendoza; "A Tour of the Cutting Room Floor" and "Sculpting a Scene," video essays by director Patrick Wang; behind-the-scenes featurette; theatrical trailer; booklet. (In the Family LLC).
Lord of Darkness (aka Sawney: Flesh of Man) (2012) David Hayman, Sam Feeney, Gavin Mitchell, William Houston. When a curious journalist digs too deep into the past of legendary serial killer Sawney Bean and his cannibalistic family, he comes fact to face with the murders and gets captured with no easy way to escape. Formats: DVD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted scenes, outtakes. (Lionsgate).
No (2013) Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Luis Gnecco, Nestor Cantillana, Antonia Zeger. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentary with Gael García Bernal and director Pablo Larrain; Q&A with Gael García Bernal. (Sony).
Phantom (2012) Ed Harris, David Duchovny, William Fichtner. At the height of the cold war, the world holds its breath when a Soviet submarine armed with nuclear missiles goes missing in the Pacific while on board the vessel the battle-tested captain (Harris) and a rogue KGB agent (Duchovny) are waging a life-and-death game of cat and mouse. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Facing the Apocalypse," "The Real Phantom," "Jeff Rona: Scoring the Phantom," "An Ocean Away" music video, commentary. (Fox).
Pusher (2012) Richard Coyle, Bronson Webb, Agyness Deyn, Zlatko Buric. In London, a street dealer's life spins out of control over the course of one week after he borrows money from his supplier on what's supposed to be a sure thing. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Q&A with the filmmakers and cast, making-of featurette. (Anchor Bay).
The Rambler (2013) Dermot Mulroney, Lindsay Pulsipher, Natasha Lyonne. A stranger, known only as "the Rambler," just released from prison and anxious to build a new life, comes home to a faithless girlfriend and embarks on a cross-country journey to what hopefully is a new start. On the trip he encounters all sorts of obstacles and dangers on his road to redemption: a scientist with a dream-recording (onto VHS) machine, a cab driver with an unnatural love of the original Frankenstein film, "mummies" in the back of trucks and - exploding heads. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Anchor Bay).