New On DVD This Week: Avatar, Merlin, Falcon Crest, Minority Report Blu-ray


Avatar‘ on Blu-ray presents the ultimate high definition experience for home viewing audiences. The movie’s masterful cinematography, art direction and visual effects will lend itself to awe-inspiring clarity when you become absorbed in the extraordinary all-encompassing experience in the living room. Since its global theatrical release last December, ‘Avatar’ has continued to make motion picture history. Written by the legendary James Cameron, the movie stars Sam Worthington, Zoë Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, and Michelle Rodriguez. This Oscar and Golden Globe winning epic is the highest grossing film of all time, taking in over $2.6 billion in worldwide box office. Director James Cameron takes audiences to a spectacular world beyond imagination, where a reluctant hero embarks on a journey of redemption and discovery as he leads a heroic battle to save a civilization. Buy the Blu-ray set right here.


As what Smallville did for Superman, ‘Merlin‘ is a new drama series that updates the story of the infamous sorcerer of Arthurian legend for a new audience. In a time before history began, the mythical city of Camelot was a fantastical realm and a dangerous world in which magic has been banned by the ruthless tyrant Uther Pendragon. When Merlin, a young man gifted with extraordinary magical powers, arrives in the kingdom, he discovers his destiny and that of the kingdom’s young leader in waiting, Arthur, are inextricably linked. Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.

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Falcon Crest

Uncork the complete first season of ‘Falcon Crest,’ the popular, long-running series centered on the rich vineyards and richer people of Northern California’s wine country. Academy Award winner Jane Wyman stars as winery matriarch Angela Channing, who will let nothing – family, honor, the law – stand between her and power. Co-stars include Robert Foxworth as Chase Gioberti, Angela’s upstanding nephew and rival, and Lorenzo Lamas as Lance Cumson, Angela’s scheming, playboy grandson. Meet the characters… indulge in the lifestyle…savor the first of nine seasons of vintage television melodrama. Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.

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Minority Report

Director Steven Spielberg brings the dark future of Philip K. Dick’s prescient short story to life in the action-packed sci-fi film ‘Minority Report,’ now available on Blu-ray. Starring Tom Cruise as John Anderton, a Washington D.C. detective in the year 2054, the movie deals with themes of mind control and concealed identity against a backdrop of a stunningly realized future complete with technological gadgets and advancements devised by a team of futurists assembled by the director. Anderton works for Precrime, a special unit of the police department that arrests murderers before they’ve committed the act by relying on the visions of three psychic “precogs.” But when Anderton is accused, he becomes a fugitive and begins to suspect a cover-up that could have far-reaching implications for the Precrime department. The Blu-ray features over an hour of all-new bonus material including an extensive look at the future according to Steven Spielberg, an exploration of the world of Precrime, previz sequences, featurettes on Philip K. Dick, the film’s futuristic props and the making of key scenes. Buy the Blu-ray disc right here.

Perry Mason

Perry Mason‘ is an attorney who specializes in defending seemingly indefensible cases. With the aid of his secretary Della Street and investigator Paul Drake, he often finds that by digging deeply into the facts, startling facts can be revealed. Often relying on his outstanding courtroom skills, he often tricks or traps people into unwittingly admitting their guilt. Buy the Season 5, Volume 1 DVD right here.

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