New On DVD This Week: Sons of Anarchy, Nikita, Nightmare Before Christmas

Sons of Anarchy

Starring Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman and 2011 Golden Globe Award-winner Katey Sagal, ‘Sons of Anarchy‘ Season 3 is FX’s adrenalized drama about a notorious outlaw motorcycle club intent on protecting their sheltered small town against encroaching drug dealers, corporate developers and overzealous law officers. The club is equally determined to protect their ruthless and illegally thriving arms business. Hunnam stars as Jackson ‘Jax’ Teller, a man whose love for the brotherhood is tested by his growing apprehension for its lawlessness. Katey Sagal stars as Gemma Teller Morrow, Jax’s force-of-nature mother, who along with Ron Perlman as Clarence ‘Clay’ Morrow, Jax’s stepfather and MC president, have their own darker vision for the club. Chaos and confusion reign after Jax’s infant son is kidnapped and Gemma is framed for murder. When Abel’s trail leads SAMCRO to Belfast, Ireland, secrets are revealed and the bonds of brotherhood are shattered. Jax is left reeling with more questions than answers as he struggles with the legacy of his father, the future of the club, and the fate of his family. The Season 3 Blu-ray and DVD is complete with all 13 episodes and includes special features such as all-new scenes shot exclusively for the Blu-ray and DVD that bridge season 3 to season 4, extended creator’s cut episodes, a writer’s roundtable featurette, gag reel, deleted and extended scenes, commentaries, a table read with the cast, a bike customizer feature, and much more. Buy the Season 3 Blu-ray right here.

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Nikita: The Complete First Season‘ is now available on a 5-disc DVD and four-disc Blu-ray, which features all 22 episodes of the show’s action-packed freshman season along with over three hours of never-before-seen bonus features including multiple featurettes, deleted scenes, a gag reel and more. Former division operator NIkita (Maggie Q) will stop at nothing to expose and destroy the covert government organization that trained her to be an assassin. A force to be reckoned with, the rogue Nikita plots against the ruthless head of Division, Percy (Xander Berkeley), his top lieutenant, Michael (Shane West), the non-conformist computer genius Birkhoff (Aaron Stanford) and master manipulator Amanda (Melinda Clarke). Buy the Season 1 Blu-ray right here.

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D

More astonishing and spectacular than ever before, Academy Award nominated writer/producer Tim Burton’s overwhelmingly favorite ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas‘ is now available for the first time ever to own on Disney Blu-ray 3D and/or 3D Movie Download. Leaping off the screen and into living rooms this holiday season, the all-new 3D presentation of ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ is available as a 3-Disc Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD/Digital Copy hybrid) and/or a 3D Movie Download, providing fans and families alike with several great ways to enjoy the film. ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ is produced by Academy Award nominated writer and producer Tim Burton (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride) and Denise DiNovi (Edward Scissorhands, James and the Giant Peach), directed by Henry Selick (Coraline, James and the Giant Peach) and written by Michael McDowell (Beetle Juice, Thinner) and Caroline Thompson (Corpse Bride, The Addams Family). And the spectacular characters are voiced by the talents of Chris Sarandon (The Princess Bride, Fright Night) as Jack Skellington’s speaking voice, Danny Elfman (Corpse Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) as Jack Skellington’s singing voice and Catherine O-Hara (Home Alone, Best In Show) as Sally, to name a few. Buy the Blu-ray/3D combo pack right here.


The contemporary spin-off of the iconic teen drama Beverly Hills 90210 returns to DVD with ‘90210: The Third Season.’ Nothing is simple in this world-famous zip code filled with Beemers, bad boys, and beautiful babes. As the next generation of West Beverly High students start their senior year, they face a whole new collection of crushes, academic pressures, friendships and family issues. Filled with all the edgy drama fans love, this 6-disc set also contains exclusive bonus features including commentary, behind-the-scenes footage and more. Buy the Season 3 DVD right here.

BKO: Bangkok Knockout

A group of ex-marital arts students attend a reunion party to reminisce about their old ‘fight club,’ but this reunion is not all fun and games when some of the members are kidnapped by a group of deadly assassins, leaving the remaining members to save their friends in the ‘BKO: Bangkok Knockout,’ the ultimate battle for survival. Packed with death-defying action and highlighting a range of martial arts disciplines from Muay Thai to Capoeira, Kung Fu to Tai Chi, the BKO: Bangkok Knockout Blu-ray Disc and DVD features explosive bonus materials including a behind-the-scenes featurette and an international trailer. Buy the DVD right here.


A man awakens in a mangled car wreck at the bottom of a steep cliff. Injured and trapped inside, he has no memory of how he got there or who he is. So begins ‘Wrecked,’ a mysterious and relentlessly suspenseful thriller that brings our worst nightmares to life. In his most intense and demanding performance since The Jacket, Oscar winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist, Midnight in Paris) stars as the unnamed man who wakes trapped in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by two dead passengers, a pile of cash and a gun. He has no recollection of who he is or how he got there. Is he an innocent victim? A dangerous criminal? All he knows is he’s fighting for his life and his sanity in the middle of the deep woods. But as he attempts to free himself from the carnage and escape an impossible situation, a darker side is revealed. Even if he manages to survive, the tormented man may have to face the horrible consequences of an earlier, forgotten life. Like a cross between Deliverance and The Bourne Identity, with echoes of 127 Hours and TV’s creepy classic The Twilight Zone, director Michael Greenspan’s feature debut showcases another acclaimed turn by one of the most lauded and talented actors of our time, who dominates the screen in a gut-wrenching, riveting performance. The ‘Wrecked’ cast also includes Caroline Dhavernas (TV’s Off the Map and Wonderfalls), Ryan Robbins (Battlestar Galactica) and Adrian Holmes (Red Riding Hood). Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Wonders of the Universe

The universe is 13.7 billion years old. It spans 93 billion light years across and is filled with over 100 billion galaxies, each filled with hundreds of billions of stars. A place so unimaginably vast and complex, it is almost inconceivable that it could ever be understood. But for 2,500 years, humanity has tried to unlock its secrets. Renowned physicist Professor Brian Cox explains the mystery of the universe in the BBC blu-ray and DVD release ‘Wonders of the Universe.’ This groundbreaking four-part series explores some of the most profound questions we can ask about ourselves and the celestial world in which we live. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Blood Simple

From the celebrated filmmaking team of Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (Fargo, Raising Arizona), comes ‘Blood Simple,’ this visually stunning tale of a double-cross—and murder—in a small town. When the owner of a backwoods bar hires a man to kill his cheating wife and her boyfriend, he opens a door into the criminal world that he’ll never be able to shut. Blood Simple hurtles forward with the speed and intensity of a fired bullet…and delivers as devastating an impact as has ever been felt from a noir film! Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Cougar Town

Jules Cobb‘s learning that the idea of family isn‘t always so traditional on her not so quiet Florida cul-de-sac in season two of the ABC smash ‘Cougar Town.’ Together with her teenage son, friends, neighbors and even ex-husband, the dysfunctional, yet supportive extended family manages the next stages of their lives together. This hilarious DVD release invites audiences to collect and relive every laugh-out-loud moment, plus exciting never-before-seen bonus features! Buy the Season 2 DVD right here.


Debuting May 2011 to rave reviews in the U.K. and already commissioned for a second series, ‘Vera’ debuts in the U.S. on DVD. Based on the award-winning novels by Ann Cleeves, the ITV series stars two-time Oscar nominee Brenda Blethyn (Pride & Prejudice, Secrets & Lies) as cantankerous but brilliant detective DCI Vera Stanhope. Filmed in the Northumberland villages of the original books, Vera follows a solitary, obsessed, cantankerous investigator—who happens to be pure genius at her job. Always proficient but occasionally cruel, DCI Vera Stanhope solves unthinkable crimes aided by her long-suffering team: right-hand man Sergeant Joe Ashworth (David Leon, RocknRolla), young DC Holly Lawson (Wunmi Mosaku, 32 Brinkburn Street), and forensic pathologist Billy Cartwright (Paul Ritter, The Eagle). In the end, the solutions are rarely neat, and no one comes out blameless. Buy the DVD right here.

Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns

‘Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns’ Season 1 is now available on DVD. The family comedy stars 2011 NAACP Image Award Winner David Mann, Tamela Mann, Lanman Rucker and Denise Boutte. The latest Tyler Perry hit sitcom premiered on TBS in in 2009 with more than four million viewers. Complete with all 20 episodes of the debut season on three discs. A case of misunderstanding leads to a whole new life for the Brown family after their beloved patriarch dies. Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.

Desperate Housewives

It‘s high noon on Wisteria Lane as a brand new rival (Vanessa Williams) stirs up even more excitement, deceit and romance in the neighborhood on Season 7 of ‘Desperate Housewives.’ This sizzling DVD release allows audiences to collect every red-hot episode, plus juicy never-before-seen bonus features. Buy the Season 7 DVD right here.

Detroit 1-8-7

Drama unfolds in one of America’s toughest cities in Season 1 of ‘Detroit 1-8-7.’ The crime drama premiered on ABC in September 2010 to more than nine million viewers. The crisis, revelation and heartbreak of some of Detroit’s finest are on display as a group of inner city police agree to have their days filmed by a documentary crew. Leading the officers is Lieutenant Mason (Aisha Hinds), a single mother struggling to balance her work and home lives. New partners Fitch (Michael Imperioli) and Washington (Jon Michael Hill), are paired for their knowledge of the city and heroism on the job. Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.


A group of teenagers find their lives intersecting and their futures taking shape as they prepare for the most pivotal event of their high school careers in ‘Prom.’ At first Nova Prescott (Aimee Teegarden) is infuriated at a classmate (Thomas McDonell) who nearly destroys her plans for prom. But the closer the big day gets, the more she realizes that he may be the perfect date. Meanwhile, secretive seniors Tyler (De’Vaughn Nixon) and Mei (Yin Chang) wrestle with their consciences over how to make the most of their big night as the rest of their classmates attempt to reconcile their explosive anticipation with their growing uncertainty over how the dance will ultimately pan out. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family

Adapted from the multi-talented playwright/filmmaker’s hit stage play of the same name, ‘Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family‘ finds the cantankerous family matriarch using her unique brand of tough love to help her family weather some particularly rough waters. Madea’s niece Shirley has received a frightening medical diagnosis, and she’s having a hard time figuring out how to break the news to the rest of the family. Unfortunately she’s not the only one in the midst of a crisis, either: Kimberly is suffering from anger issues that are threatening to destroy her marriage; Tammy’s marital problems are being compounded by her disobedient children; and Byron is struggling to stay out of the drug trade after spending two years behind bars. Buy the DVD right here.

Tyler Perry’s Laugh To Keep From Crying

Tyler Perry brings the struggles of everyday life to the stage in ‘Tyler Perry’s Laugh to Keep from Crying.’ The inspirational new stage play from the writer-director-actor focuses on a neighborhood where each resident – fro a single mother to a newlywed couple and widow – is just trying to get by. Moving and funny, Perry tackles issues like understanding teenagers and job loss in a volatile economy. Buy the DVD right here.

Doc Martin

Featuring the two full-length films that inspired the huge hit dramedy currently airing on PBS stations across the U.S., ‘Doc Martin: The Movies’ is now available on DVD from Acorn Media. BAFTA-winner Martin Clunes (Men Behaving Badly, Shakespeare in Love, Dirty Tricks, Reggie Perrin) stars as the kinder, gentler— but still slightly grouchy—Dr. Martin Bamford in the made-for-TV movies that introduced the misanthropic doctor and the picturesque Cornish fishing village of Port Isaac (later called Portwenn) before the television series’ launch in 2004. The 2-disc boxed set includes Doc Martin and Doc Martin and the Legend of the Cloutie. Martin Clunes stars in both feature-length films as Dr. Martin Bamford, an obstetrician whose reasons for leaving London are more personal than professional. Unlike ornery surgeon Dr. Ellingham from the new TV series, he’s not rude, irascible, or socially inept—he even smiles! But we get glimpses of his selfishness, short temper, and distaste for dogs. In the first Doc Martin movie, the doctor flees to a coastal village to reassess his marriage and his career. In Doc Martin and the Legend of the Cloutie, he resorts to camouflage, subterfuge, and folk magic to get what he wants: a secluded house in the country away from his nosy neighbors in town. Also starring Tristan Sturrock (Saving Grace, Bad Girls), Anna Chancellor (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Fortysomething) and Pam Ferris (Rosemary & Thyme). Buy the DVD right here.

Dora the Explorer

Preschoolers will join Dora and her friends on exciting Halloween adventures in the new four-episode DVD ‘Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Halloween Parade.’ The episodes are: Halloween Parade, Boo!, The Backpack Parade, and Dora, la Musico, in which Dora and Boots are leading a musical parade to free the instruments that were locked up by the evil Senor Shhh. Buy the DVD right here.

Top Gun

Devil-may-care navy pilot Pete Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is sent to Miramar Naval Air Station for advanced training. Here he vies with Tom Kasansky (Val Kilmer) for the coveted ‘Top Gun‘ award. When not so occupied, Mitchell carries on a romance with civilian consultant Charlotte Blackwood (Kelly McGillis). Shaken up by the death of a friend, Mitchell loses the Top Gun honor to Kasansky. Worried that he may have lost his nerve, Mitchell is given a chance to redeem himself during a tense international crisis involving a crippled US vessel and a flock of predatory enemy planes. The story wasn’t new in 1986, but Top Gun scored with audiences on the strength of its visuals, especially the vertigo-inducing aerial sequences. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Godfrey: Black by Accident

Filmed at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City, Godfrey shows the world just how comical everyday activities can be when joking about surviving the summer heat, struggling with an umbrella in the rain and reacting to someone begging for money. While singing his renditions of the Russian, Jamaican and Chinese national anthems, Godfrey points out the ridiculousness of the Olympic Medal Ceremony. Describing his frustrations with bedding – his dislike for fitted bed sheets (“How do you fold that thing?”) as well as comforters, (“the hottest blanket that man has ever brought to this planet”) are just a few topics hilariously brought to discussion in his first ever one-hour Comedy Central special, ‘Godfrey: Black By Accident. In addition, the special will be available in high definition on Xbox LIVE Marketplace and Playstation Store. The ‘Godfrey: Black By Accident’ DVD is uncensored and extended with over 30 minutes of material not seen on Comedy Central, plus special features that include an interview with Godfrey and onstage antics with the makeup lady. Buy the DVD right here.

Good Will Hunting

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck co-scripted and star in ‘Good Will Hunting‘ the unforgettable drama set in Boston and Cambridge, about rebellious 20-year-old MIT janitor Will Hunting (Damon), gifted with a photographic memory, who hangs out with his South Boston bar buddies, his best friend Chuckie (Affleck), and his affluent British girlfriend Skylar (Minnie Driver). After MIT professor Lambeau (Stellan Skarsgard) stumps students with a challenging math formula on a hallway blackboard, Will anonymously leaves the correct solution, prompting Lambeau to track the elusive young genius. As Will’s problems with the police escalate, Lambeau offers an out, but with two conditions — visits to a therapist and weekly math sessions. Will agrees to the latter but refuses to cooperate with a succession of therapists. Lambeau then contacts his former classmate, therapist Sean McGuire (Robin Williams), an instructor at Bunker Hill Community College. Both are equally stubborn, but Will is finally forced to deal with both his past and his future. Buy the Blu-ray right here.


Carly and the gang are back just in time for the start of the school year with ‘iCarly’ Season 3. Relive Carly’s awesome new one-of-a-kind bedroom for the first time, the return of Nevel Pepperman, Penny Tees on the market, the ongoing saga of Creddie and Seddie and the epic TV party event, “iParty with Victorious,” featuring the cast of ‘Victorious’ and guest starring Kenan Thompson. Buy the Season 3 DVD right here.

The Vampire Diaries

Unending suspense, undying romance. The second chapter in the story of two sexy vampire brothers obsessed with the same beautiful girl comes to home video on August 30, as Warner Home Video releases ‘The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Second Season‘ on DVD and Blu-ray. The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Second Season contains 22 one-hour episodes plus over an hour of bonus features, including three brand-new featurettes, deleted scenes, a gag reel, and creators’ commentaries. They’re back – and they’re not alone. In Season 2, Elena, Stefan, Damon and the other residents of Mystic Falls are joined by a sinister new breed. Released from the tomb, Katherine unleashes her personal brand of evil in a diabolical plot. The Originals – the world’s oldest and most dangerous vampires – hunt for Elena, who discovers she has a terrifying connection to their world. And now vampires aren’t the only monsters in town. On moonlit nights, werewolves roam in search of victims…including vampires, who succumb to a single werewolf bite. Season 2 of The Vampire Diaries stars Nina Dobrev (DeGrassi: The Next Generation), Paul Wesley (Fallen), Ian Somerhalder (Lost), Steven R. McQueen (Everwood), Sara Canning (Smallville), Kat Graham (17 Again), Candice Accola (Supernatural), Zach Roerig (Friday Night Lights), Michael Trevino (Cane) and Matt Davis (Blue Crush). Buy the Season 2 DVD right here.

The Perfect Host

From the producers of the Saw franchise and Poltergeist, ‘The Perfect Host,’ follows Warwick Wilson (David Hyde Pierce), the meticulously perfect host who receives an unexpected dinner guest in John Taylor (Clayne Crawford), a bank robber on the run. Yet Taylor gets more then bargained for when he rings Warwick’s doorbell. As the night wears on, secrets are revealed and it becomes clear that nothing is quite as it seems. Buy the DVD right here.

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

One of the most exciting and memorable stories in the history of the World Trade Towers is that of Philippe Petit, a French man who walked a tightrope between the massive monuments in 1974. As we approach the 10 year anniversary of 9/11, the amazing story of Petit’s daring feat between the world’s tallest buildings is the title tale on a new Scholastic Storybook Treasures release: ‘The Man Who Walked Between The Towrers…And More Inspiring Tales.’ Narrated by Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal, this is an animated adaptation of the lyrical Caldecott Award-winning book by Mordecai Gerstein. Directed and animated by Michael Sporn, with music by Michael Bacon (of the Bacon Brothers), the production is created for children ages 5 to 10. Other stories on this inspiring DVD include Miss Rumphius, the true story of Miss Rumphius who made the world a more beautiful place with a handful of seeds (narrated by Claire Danes); Crow Boy, a small boy who is different from the others and who gains acceptance when he imitates the voices of crows in the school talent show; and The Dinosaurs of Warehouse Hawkins, written by Barbara Kerley, illustrated by Brian Selznick and narrated by Jonathan Pryce, the awe-inspiring tale of how Warehouse Hawkins built the first life-sized dinosaur model that stunned the world. Buy the DVD right here.

In a Better World

Two Danish schoolchildren — one meek and unassertive, the other angry and vengeance-prone — forge a friendship with ugly consequences in ‘In A Better World,’ a cautionary tale from director Susanne Bier. The story opens with physician Anton (Mikael Persbrandt, working abroad in a Kenyan hospital, where he’s routinely treating female victims of a psychotic thug known as Big Man (Evans Muthini). Anton himself suffers from a dysfunctional home life, given his emotional estrangement from his wife (Trine Dyrholm), and his desire to set a positive example for son Elias (Markus Rygaard) — the physician longs to mend both relationships but finds this difficult given his frequent absenteeism. Meanwhile, another family suffers from equally grave issues: Claus (Ulrich Thomsen) and his son, Christian (William Jøhnk Juels Nielsen), move from London back to their home country of Denmark; Claus is still reeling from his late wife’s recent death from cancer, and father and son find it more and more difficult to connect with another. Buy the combo pack right here.

Murphy’s Law

Concluding the acclaimed BBC crime drama about a maverick Irish cop taking on the London crime world, ‘Murphy’s Law, Series 4 & 5’ is now available on DVD. In the final two series of this gritty BBC America series, Murphy is at his darkest and most tormented as he becomes mired in London’s criminal underworld. Uncompromising Irish cop Tommy Murphy (James Nesbitt) regularly puts his life on the line, going deep undercover with criminal gangs and battling his own demons. In Series 4, Murphy allies himself with a vicious hoodlum to bring down a drug empire. He also struggles to take care of his mother, who has Alzheimer’s disease and no longer recognizes him. When two fellow undercover officers go missing in Series 5, Murphy resolves to find them, despite foot-dragging by his superiors. His search mires him in a world of human trafficking, prostitution, and murder. Has the job finally become too much for him? Buy the Series 4 & 5 DVD right here.

Norwegian Ninja

The true story of Norway’s biggest traitor gets a hilarious and thrilling reimagining in the no-holds-barred ‘Norwegian Ninja.’ Created by the producers of the Norwegian cult hit Dead Snow, about Nazi zombies, the movie will thrill both ninja action fans and (alternative) history buffs. In 1984, high-ranking Norwegian diplomat Arne Treholt was tried and convicted of acting as a spy on behalf of the Soviet Union. But what if the courts got it wrong? What if the case against him was a sham? What if – dare we consider – Treholt was not a spy at all but a patriot of the highest order and the leader of a secret ninja force created by King Olav? A ninja force locked in a secret battle against all who would challenge Norwegian sovereignty? A fictionalized account of the most notorious political scandal in Norwegian history, ‘Norwegian Ninja’ is a deliciously tongue-in-cheek spoof of the Cold War spy movie, with added ninja action. Blending historical events and actual newsreel footage of the Treholt affair with his own less-than-historical elements, debuting writer-director Thomas Cappelen Malling (a contributor to the upcoming horror anthology The ABCs of Death) creates a film that wryly questions just how truthful the truth really is. And then sends a ninja to punch the truth in the face. Buy the DVD right here.

The Language Learning Collection Featuring Jorge El Monisto Cyclica

Just in time for National Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15-10/15), Scholastic Storybook Treasures releases a singular collection for learning a second language with ‘The Language Learning Collection Featuring Jorge El Monito Ciclista.’ Featuring celebrity narration by Cheech Marin, Luis Guzman and others, this fun-filled collection with Curious George, Harry the Dirty Dog, Chato’s Kitchen, and more is perfect for both native English speakers y hablantes nativos de Espanol! Containing 18 beautifully illustrated, award-winning stories from Scholastic, the three-DVD set features the stories in both Spanish and English and includes: Jorge, el monito ciclista (Curious George Rides a Bike), Crisantemo (Chrysanthemum), La Maravillosa Grace (Amazing Grace), Por Que los Mosquitos Zumban en los Oidos de la Gente (Why Mosquitos Buzz in People’s Ears), Silvestre y la Piedrecita Magica (Sylvester and the Magic Pebble), El Punto (The Dot), Chato y su Cena (Chato’s Kitchen), Chato Y Los Amigos Pachangueros (Chato and the Party Animals), Harry El Perrito Sucio, (Harry The Dirty Dog), and Que Bonito Es Panama! (Panama).

Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy

Larry the Cable Guy believes the United States of America is the greatest country on the face of the earth and he’s out to prove it in ‘Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy.’ The superstar comedian crisscrosses the nation, going totally off the beaten path to find the people, places and things that define this nation’s unique history. Buy the Volume 1 DVD right here.

Phantom Pain

Marc Summer (Til Scheweiger) is a passionate cyclist and urban slacker – good looking, charming, but always broke, a constant heartbreaker and an unreliable drunkard refusing to take responsibility for anything – whose life changes in an instant when he loses his left leg in a hit-and-run accident in ‘Phantom Pain.’ Buy the DVD right here.

The 5th Quarter

When a close-knit family is nearly broken by tragedy, hope is restored by their eldest son who carries the weight of victory on his shoulders in ‘The 5th Quarter,’ now available on Blu-ray. A recent recipient of the Dove Foundation’s “Family-Approved” seal for all audiences over the age of twelve and in the spirit of The Blind Side, comes this inspiring true story of family, faith and football. Aidan Quinn (Legends of the Fall, A Shine of Rainbows) and Andie MacDowell (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Groundhog Day) deliver emotionally stirring performances as the mother and father of Jon Abbate, a rising football star at Wake Forest University. Their lives are suddenly shattered when the family’s youngest son, Luke, is killed in a tragic accident. Inspired by Luke’s memory, Jon courageously leads the Wake Forest team to a series of last-minute victories – leading to a thrilling climax. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Sympathy For Delicious

The directorial debut from Academy Award nominee Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are All Right, Shutter Island), ‘Sympathy for Delicious‘ is now available on Blu-ray and DVD. The film was awarded a Special Jury Prize for Directing at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Written by and starring Christopher Thornton (Welcome to California, Pretty Persuasion), Sympathy for Delicious is an edgy, rock-and-roll spiritual journey that explores the lasting effects of tragedy, the search for meaning, and the ultimate redemptive power of compassion. Based on Thornton’s real-life experiences as a paraplegic in the world of faith healing, the film also stars Ruffalo, Academy Award nominees Juliette Lewis (Due Date, Whip It) and Laura Linney (TV’s “The Big C,” HBO’s “John Adams,” The Savages), along with Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, The Lord of the Rings trilogy), Buy the DVD right here.

September 11th Memorial Edition

New York City, September 11, 2001. The morning everything changed. Ten years after the World Trade Center attacks, History presents the ‘September 11th Memorial Edition,’ a collection of specials that document a day none of us will ever forget. Covering every aspect of 9/11 — from the events that led to the attacks, to profiles of key terrorists and political figures, to a minute-by-minute account of the attacks, to examinations of the aftermath, and the inspiring stories of the heroes that made the ultimate sacrifices — this commemorative set pays tribute to the many heroes who laid down their lives and brings sharp focus to the momentous, incomprehensible events surrounding this incomparable national tragedy. A stunningly comprehensive presentation of definitive documentaries, the 2-disc collection, timed to the broadcast of a brand new History special, “Voices from the Towers”, includes: the Emmy-Award winning program “102 Minutes That Changed America”, an intensely personal perspective of the tragedy as it was experienced by people around New York; “Hotel Ground Zero”, the incredible tale of the 940 tourists, visitors and staff in the Marriott WTC Hotel, located beneath and between the Twin Towers; “The Miracle of Stairway B”, the story of 12 firefighters, three office workers, and a Port Authority police officer who survived the collapse of the North Tower and “The Day the Towers Fell”, a riveting special that reveals the never-before-told stories of eyewitnesses, including amateur and professional photographers, caught in the horror of the World Trade Center tragedy. Buy the DVD right here.

Strawberry Shortcake: Growing Up Dreams

Strawberry Shortcake and all of her friends take summer fun to new heights in the fabulous new adventure ‘Strawberry Shortcake: Growing Up Dreams,’ now available on DVD. Strawberry Shortcake and her friends can’t wait to grow up, and they wonder what they’ll become some day. It’s all berry exciting as imaginations soar and Strawberry and her friends see what it’s like to be busy career girls! But when Peppermint Fizz becomes Mayor and gets berry, berry bossy, trouble strikes in Strawberryland. Growing Up Dreams is all about getting along, working together, and believing in your dreams. Plus, no matter how big you get…you should never outgrow being nice! Buy the DVD right here.


Headlined by Kacey Barnfield, Eliza Bennett and Oscar nominee Stephen Rea (The Crying Game), what begins as a scenic road trip through Ireland soon turns deadly for a group of friends when an ancient curse takes wing by way of a bloodthirsty bird of prey in ‘Roadkill.’ Helplessly stranded in the backwoods of the massive predator’s territory, they soon become the ultimate game with little chance for escape. Buy the DVD right here.

Running Wilde

Ego meets eco. A creative team reunites and laughs are guaranteed in ‘Running Wilde‘ Season 1. The newest project from the team behind the hilarious ‘Arrested Development,’ this new series follows the filthy rich Steve Wilde (Will Arnett) on his quest to win back the heart of his childhood love, uber-liberal environmentalist Emmy (Keri Russell).Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.


A handful of teenagers find the life they’ve known is slipping away from them in the independent coming-of-age drama ‘Skateland.’ Nineteen-year-old Ritchie Wheeler (Shiloh Fernandez) is the manager of a roller rink in a small town in East Texas. Ritchie’s job gives him a chance to hang out with his friends and get paid for it, but fewer kids are interested in roller skating, and Ritchie’s life increasingly feels like an extension of high school as he parties his evenings away without moving forward. Ritchie’s kid sister, Mary (Haley Ramm), and his girlfriend, Michelle (Ashley Greene), both think its time he tried to make something of himself, but Ritchie isn’t sure which way to go, even as he sees a disturbing reflection of himself in Brent (Heath Freeman), Michelle’s older brother. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Storage Wars

Follow four professional “buyers” and their teams as they scour repossessed storage units in search of hidden treasure in ‘Storage Wars: The Complete Season One,’ A&E’s #1 series of all time among adults 25-54. Following these seasoned veterans — part gamblers and part detectives – as they negotiate the fascinating and obscure world of storage auction and consignment, home viewers will thrill to their discoveries, finding everything from dead bodies to the world’s most valuable comic book collection – and paying as little as ten dollars for items valued in the millions! Available August 30, just in time to capitalize on the excitement of Season Two’s return to the Network, this 3-disc collector’s set offers true reality treasures to both savor and explore! Each episode of ‘Storage Wars’ follows a group of bidders as they get a quick peek inside the units, aided only by a flashlight. They then must assess on the spot if the unit is worth a bid and how high they’re willing to go. The fun then begins as they see if the resulting buy is full of mostly trash…or true treasure. Driven by Dan Dotson, one of the most successful and outrageous auctioneers in the country, ‘Storage Wars’ cast of buyers is as colorful and varied as the treasures they uncover. Join “storage addict” and 32-year bidding veteran Darrell and his son Brandon Sheets, second hand store owner Jarrod Schultz, entrepreneur Dave Hester and antique collector Barry Weiss for high stakes fun as they all try to out-bid one another in the pursuit of storage treasure across 19 compelling episodes. Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.

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