New On DVD This Week: Hawaii Five-O, Lytton’s Diary, Heroes, Mercy, Monarchy

Lytton’s Diary

A series so popular it spawned a novelization, ‘Lytton’s Diary’ the Complete Collection is now available on DVD. London journalist Neville Lytton has a knack for scandal – whether he’s chasing an exclusive scoop or getting mixed up in office romance. Starring acclaimed actor Peter Bowles in a showcase role, this entertaining drama follows Lytton as he exposes the secrets of the wealthy and powerful. Broadcast on PBS in the 1990s, Lytton’s Diary includes all 12 episodes from the two seasons of the series. Buy the complete collection right here.


Experience all the intrigue and suspense in the ‘Heroes‘ Season 4 DVD. In this 5-disc set that includes all 18 gripping episodes from the fourth season’s volume, Redemption. As the Heroes mourn fallen friends and face dangerous new foes, prepare for a wild ride — filled with shocking twists and turns — through an ominous funhouse that culminates in a Brave New World. Then step right up and explore hours of exclusive, behind-the-curtain magic with the show’s writers, stars and artists. Buy the Season 4 DVD right here.


Adapted from Mark Millar’s hyper-violent comic book of the same name, director Matthew Vaughn’s (Layer Cake) vigilante superhero film ‘Kick-Ass‘ tells the tale of an average New York teenager who decides to don a costume and fight crime. Comic book geek Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) may not have good coordination or special powers, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t a fully capable crime fighter. After purchasing a flashy wet suit on the Internet, Dave starts busting up baddies with nothing but brute force. He calls himself Kick-Ass, and he can take a beating as good as he can dish one out. Buy the DVD right here.


With dramatic storytelling and visuals, royal history comes alive in ‘Monarchy: The Complete Series‘ is now available on DVD. Bestselling author and the foremost authority on the British Crown, Dr. David Starkey presents the epic history of the British monarchy in this fascinating series. Filmed on location at historical sites including Hastings and the Tower of London, ‘Monarchy’ has been syndicated on public television, but this release includes the much lengthier, unedited UK broadcast edition (DVD 5-vol. boxed set; 16 episodes plus 16-page booklet.) Buy the complete series right here.

Hawaii Five-O

Filmed entirely on location in Hawaii, ‘Hawaii Five-O‘ followed Jack Lord as he played Steve McGarrett, head of an elite state police unit investigating “organized crime, murder, assassination attempts, foreign agents, felonies of every type.” James MacArthur played his second-in-command Danny (“Danno”) Williams, with local actors playing members of the Five-O team. Buy the Season 9 DVD right here.

Elvis 75th Anniversary Collection/Elvis On Tour

It’s the biggest ever Elvis movie collection, featuring 17 films including the debut on DVD of Elvis on Tour. Other titles include popular hits such as ‘Jailhouse Rock‘ and ‘Viva Las Vegas.’ Along with the 14 feature films and three documentaries, the special set comes along with a 40-page commemorative book and is packed in sparkly, Vegas-inspired holographic foil. The Golden-Globe winning documentary ‘Elvis on Tour’ that follows Elvis on his 15-city U.S. tour in 1972 is now available on DVD for the first time. The film will be also be presented On Demand via Comcast starting on August 6 running through September 3. In addition other Elvis film favorites will be available On Demand during the same period including ‘Viva Las Vegas’ and ‘Jailhouse Rock.’ Buy the special set right here.

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Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure

It’s time to celebrate Dora’s birthday in ‘Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure,’ an exciting, music-filled, movie-length adventure, and the final chapter in the Magic Storybook Trilogy. Join Dora and Boots on a whirlwind adventure through Magic Storybook Land, with guest stars Rosie Perez as La Bruja (the witch), John Leguizamo as the Flying Monkeys and Hector Elizondo as the Wishing Wizzle. Will Dora and Boots wish themselves back home in time for Dora’s big birthday party? Buy the DVD right here before it airs on Nickelodeon on August 15th at 8pm.


The medical drama ‘Mercy‘ relates the professional and personal ups and downs of three nurses at a New Jersey hospital. They include an adept, hardened nurse who’s returned from a tour of duty in Iraq; her swaggering gal pal and colleague; and a naive rookie. Buy the complete series right here.

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