New On DVD This Week: Skins, ER, Dances With Wolves, Greek


The new season of ‘Skins‘ begins with a drug-related suicide at Roundview College. The police question the entire gang, and a new headmaster (Chris Addison) expels Thomas (Merveille Lukeba) for his unseemly connection to the incident. The aftermath leads the friends into darker places than before – Thomas and Pandora (Lisa Blackwell) end their relationship after an indiscretion, and Effy (Kaya Scodelario) falls into a psychotic depression and attempts to take her own life. JJ (Ollie Barbieri) also finds himself falling for a single mother, and Naomi (Lily Loveless) and Emily (Kathryn Prescott) have their relationship challenged. Along with containing the entire UK fourth season, the 3-disc set contains extra features including commentary on episodes 1, 4 and 7, a behind-the-scenes featurette including cast and crew interviews, Skins Shorts and more. Buy the Volume 4 DVD right here.


At an ‘ER‘ party, Nurse Chuny Marquez recalls, “I still remember when Mark Green and Doug Ross were running the place.” “Who?” asks a newcomer. So much has happened in 14 seasons, so many people have come and gone, but the chaos of saving lives and the dedication of the people who make County General run remain. In this penultimate season of the powerful, award-winning series, personal tragedies threaten – and sometimes strengthen – relationships among the staff. And the patients bring their own compelling stories. A boy genius diagnoses his mysterious illness, a cancer-ridden prison doctor is haunted by the men he put to death, a woman arrives in the ER expecting her 13th baby. Triumph, loss, tears, joy…next! Buy the Season 14 DVD right here.

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Dances With Wolves

Dances With Wolves‘ tells the story of Lieutenant John Dunbar (Kevin Costner) who chooses a posting on the American Frontier and is soon accepted into a local Sioux tribe. The tribe names him “Dances with Wolves” and as time passes he falls in love with the beautiful “Stands with a Fist” (played by Mary McDonnell), a white woman adopted by the Sioux when her family was killed. John’s blissful new life is soon disrupted, however, when American soldiers advance on the frontier threatening the Sioux people. John is forced to make a decision that will not only affect him, but also the lives of those he now calls his people. Directed by and starring Kevin Costner, ‘Dances With Wolves’ is considered one of the best films of the 1990s and is credited with reviving the Western film genre in Hollywood. The film received critical acclaim, winning seven Academy Awards in 1990 including Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Sound and Best Picture. Buy the 20th Anniversary Blu-ray right here.

The Universe

It’s been 50 years since man ventured into the unknown, and the heavens are only now yielding their greatest secrets. Follow in the galactic path of ‘The Universe,’ which this season leads us even further into the world beyond our own in Season 5. From robotic rovers on Mars to NASA probes slamming into comets and deep space telescopes capturing violent images of the birth of stars, season five of this illuminating History series explores how these discoveries were made – and who made them. Dramatic CGI and interviews with expert cosmologists, astronomers and astrophysicists bring the history of the heavens down to earth and provide a glimpse into our future. Season 5 includes all 8 episodes on 2 DVDs or blu-ray discs and features episodes including “Mars: The New Evidence”, “Time Travel”, “Secrets of the Space Probes”, and “Dark Future of the Sun.” Buy the Season 5 DVD right here.


What really happens after an “End of the World Party” and a sabotaged Homecoming float on ‘Greek‘? For students at Cypress Rhodes University, the world keeps turning, with questions, crushes, and even more interplay among the Kappa Taus, Omega Psis and the ladies of Zeta Beta Zetas. It’s a world where fraternities and sororities rule: Casey, her once-nerdy brother Rusty, Ashleigh, Rebecca, and Cappie mix higher education with the highest social ambitions, spelled out by those prized Greek letters. From parties to pranks, their fraternal bonds increase the intensity and amp up the laughs. ABC Family’s hit dramedy series ‘Greek; has captivated viewers, with true-to-life storylines tracking these elite classmates while they make names for themselves, on and off-campus.Buy the Season 3 DVD right here.

Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea

Set a course for action and imagination in the final volume of ‘Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea,’ Irwin Allen’s brilliant science fiction classic. Dive into a world of wonder as Admiral Nelson, Commander Crane, and the crew of the Seaview embark on thirteen of their deadliest adventures and face some of their most memorable villains- from Blackbeard the pirate and a malevolent leprechaun to an abominable snowman and the unexpected reappearance of a mysterious time-traveler. Climb aboard the world’s mightiest nuclear submarine and re-live some of the greatest moments from one of the greatest science fiction shows of all time…full speed ahead! Buy the Season 4, Volume 2 DVD right here.

Raging Bull

A powerhouse film that introduced unflinching realism to stunned audiences in 1980, ‘Raging Bull‘ smashes onto Blu-ray in a special 30th Anniversary Edition. With an Academy Award-Winning performance by Robert De Niro and celebrated direction by Martin Scorsese, this critically-acclaimed film was described as an “exceedingly violent as well as poetic” fight picture that maps “the landscape of the soul” by The New York Times. The new Anniversary Edition Blu-ray boasts over 50 minutes of brand new features, including exclusive, new interviews with De Niro and Scorsese making it essential to every movie lover’s collection. Buy the 30th Anniversary edition Blu-ray right here.

Hot In Cleveland

Hot in Cleveland‘ stars acclaimed actresses Valerie Bertinelli (‘One Day at a Time’), Jane Leeves (‘Frasier’), Wendie Malick (‘Just Shoot Me’) and recent Emmy Award-winner, Betty White (‘The Golden Girls’). The sitcom is the highest-rated and most-watched series in the history TV Land. Relive all ten hilarious episodes from the first season before the second season kicks off. The two-disc set is loaded with uproarious bonus material including: the original full-length pilot, bloopers, wardrobe featurette, we love our age featurette, a set tour, Victoria’s (Malick) full-length Japanese “Lady Pants” commercial and more. Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.


Directed by acclaimed genre filmmaker Alexandre Aja and starring Oscar nominee Elisabeth Shue, Adam Scott, Jerry O’Connell, Ving Rhames, Steven R. McQueen, Jessica Szohr and sizzling Playboy cover girl Kelly Brock, ‘Piranha 3-D‘ sent critics and moviegoers into a frenzy of amusement this summer with its shocking mix of horror, humor and sex. Now action and horror fans can experience the movie The New York Times called “the future of cinema” at home with the latest in eye-popping, truly immersive 3-D home entertainment technology. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Funny Or Die Presents…

Executive produced by three of the celebrated masterminds behind the groundbreaking Funny or Die website – Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy – this half-hour sketch-comedy series ‘Funny Or Die Presents…‘ provides a creative forum for dozens of America’s most talented comedians, actors and writers all contributing segments to the so-called “Funny or Die Network,” in an anything-goes comedy environment. Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.

All In The Family

Season 8 of Norman Lear’s award-winning television series ‘All In The Family‘ earned Emmys for Carroll O’Connor, Jean Stapleton and Rob Reiner, not to mention the award for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series. A must-have for fans of contemporary TV classics and DVD collectors, ‘All In The Family’ Season 8 is now available. Buy the Season 8 DVD right here.

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