Queer As Folk
Hailed by critics as witty, daring, and unapologetic, the four-time BAFTA-nominated drama and inspiration for Showtime’s popular remake, ‘Queer as Folk: The Complete U.K. Collection‘ is now available on DVD. Aidan Gillen (The Wire, Identity) stars as an unrepentant rake, wreaking havoc in Manchester’s gay scene in this groundbreaking series created and written by BAFTA and Hugo Award-winner Russell T. Davies (Doctor Who, Torchwood, The Grand) and co-starring Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy, Children of Men). Produced in 1999-2000 and broadcast on the Ovation Channel in 2010, Queer As Folk celebrates gay culture while tackling universal themes of friendship, love, and self-acceptance. The 3-disc set includes all of Series 1 and 2, along with 131 min. of previously unavailable bonus materials, including deleted and extended scenes with commentary, “What The Folk…?” featurette, behind-the-scenes interviews, a 20-page booklet by the series’ creator, and more. Stuart Alan Jones (Aidan Gillen) is a rich, handsome rake, commanding Manchester’s gay scene with his devil-may-care confidence and potent sexual charisma. His shy best friend, Vince Tyler (Craig Kelly, Titanic), harbors a not-so-secret crush on Stuart and frequently gets stuck cleaning up his messes. When Stuart has a tryst with teenager Nathan (Charlie Hunnam)—newly out of the closet and bursting with excitement—the one-night stand changes their lives in unexpected ways. This captivating series became a television phenomenon in the U.K. and inspired the long-running American remake on Showtime (2000-2005). Buy the complete U.K. collection right here.
‘Ben Hur‘ – William Wyler’s unforgettable epic spectacle, starring Charlton Heston, that won a record-setting 11 Academy Awards (1959) including Best Motion Picture, Best Actor and Best Director – is now available on Blu-ray as ‘Ben Hur 50th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition.’ For this release, ‘Ben Hur’ has undergone a $1 million restoration – frame by frame from an 8k scan of the original 65mm camera negative, making this the highest resolution restoration ever completed by Warner Bros. studio. ‘Ben Hur’ has been on moratorium for the past year. Now numbered and limited, each set contains more than four hours of extras including an all-new hi-def feature length documentary hosted by son Fraser Heston; a reproduction of Heston’s diary during filming; and an exclusive hardbound photo book. Buy the 50th Anniversary Blu-ray Collector’s Edition right here.
America’s favorite team of crime scene investigators returns to DVD as ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation‘ The Eleventh Season available in time for the show’s smart and sexy twelfth season premiere. The 6-disc set features all 22 sizzling episodes and is packed with behind–the-scenes bonus features perfect for forensic fans. ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ is a fast-paced drama that follows a passionate team of forensic investigators in Sin City as they solve crimes by examining the evidence to find the missing pieces that will solve the mystery. Buy the Season 11 DVD right here.
Gavin & Stacey
The double BAFTA-winning comedy ‘Gavin & Stacey‘ proves that falling in love is never as simple as boy meets girl. Written by and starring Ruth Jones (Little Britain, Nighty Night) and James Corden (The History Boys), this series follows the trials and tribulations of two young lovers as they embark on a whirlwind romance that brings their nations, and their families, crashing together. Buy the complete collection right here.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Spectacular action, stunning visual effects, non-stop thrills and fan-favorite characters including Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Sam Witwicky rocketed ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon‘ into the stratosphere, with the latest installment of the wildly popular ‘Transformers’ franchise surpassing its predecessors to earn over $1.1 billion at the worldwide box office. From Paramount Pictures in association with Hasbro, the breathtaking film redefines the scale, scope and emotional impact of what a blockbuster can be with the ongoing epic story of the mighty Autobots in a thrill-packed adventure that the whole family can enjoy. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.
How I Met Your Mother
Take a comedic trip down memory lane with Ted Mosby as he re-lives the story about his single life in New York with his best friends and the tale of how he met his soul mate with ‘How I Met Your Mother Season 6,’ now available on DVD. Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Neil Patrick Harris (‘Doogie Howser, M.D.’) leads a stellar ensemble cast including Alyson Hannigan (‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’), Jason Segel (Forgetting Sarah Marshall), Josh Radnor (‘Freaks & Geeks’) and Cobie Smulders (‘The L Word’) in the hit comedy that dissects the trials and tribulations of dating life in New York City. The show is narrated by an older version of Ted (Bob Saget; ‘Full House’) as he fondly recalls adventures from his single days with his friends to his children. ‘How I Met Your Mother Season 6: The New Is Better Edition’ comes with all 24 episodes and is filled with hilarious never-before-seen footage including deleted scenes, featurettes, a gag reel, commentaries, an extended performance of “Stand By Me” and much more. Buy the Season 6 DVD right here.
On season 15 of The Bachelor, Ashley Hebert couldn’t admit she was in love with Brad Womack — and it might have cost her the final rose. But Ashley will get a second chance at love as she returns in season seven of the hit romantic reality series ‘The Bachelorette.’ 25 eligible men have come from all over the country to try to win Ashley’s heart, including a buffed butcher, a brokenhearted vintner, a masked mystery man, a solar energy executive, a “boy next door” and a divorced, single dad. Ashley’s hunt for Mr. Right takes place over romantic and adventurous dates, full of exciting surprises for her bachelors — including musical performances by Colbie Caillat and Far East Movement — as they travel around the globe, from Hollywood and Las Vegas to Thailand, Hong Kong and the Fiji Islands. Will Ashley find the perfect guy to finally open her heart to? All bets are off in the seventh season of The Bachelorette. Buy the Season 7 DVD exclusively at WBshop.com.
The exciting DVD debut of ‘Army Wives‘ Season 5 showcases each emotional moment from the lives of the military families at Fort Marshall, SC in the riveting fifth season. The women‘s friendships continue to grow stronger as they band together through their most difficult challenges yet, including life with a newborn, career changes and the tragic loss of a loved one. This collectible release allows fans to own every heartfelt episode, plus never-before-seen bonus features. Buy the Season 5 DVD right here.
Everybody’s beloved Girl Next Door, Kendra Wilkinson, is back for more sexy and adorable kookiness in ‘Kendra‘ Seasons 2 & 3, now available on DVD. The three-disc collection, containing the 24 most recent episodes of the hit reality show. From the birth of her son to the glitz and glamour of New York Fashion Week, the second and third seasons of ‘Kendra’ follow the outrageous adventures of this San Diego native and competitor on the most recent run of Dancing With the Stars. Whether Kendra is facing the challenges of being a new mom and struggling with insecurities about her post-baby body, or writing a revealing tell-all book and adjusting to the football-wife lifestyle, fans get to follow the fun-loving Baskett family on all their hilarious, heartfelt and entertaining escapades. These nutty – and occasionally poignant – episodes start with the birth of Kendra and NFL star husband Hank Baskett’s baby, Hank, and include Kendra doing a Super Bowl bikini shoot; a visit from her Girls Next Door co-star Holly Madison; Hank getting a new football contract (and having to relocate to a new city); a visit with Hugh Hefner at the Playboy Mansion; a wild trip to Las Vegas; Kendra considering posing nude again; and the fun-loving blonde hitting the Big Apple as only she can for Fashion Week. Go Kendra indeed. Buy the Seasons 2,3 DVD right here.
Returning with more sharp writing, dry humor, and engrossing mysteries, ‘New Tricks, Season 5‘ is now available on DVD. Starring Amanda Redman (Sexy Beast), Dennis Waterman (The Sweeney, Circles of Deceit), Alun Armstrong (Garrow’s Law, Bleak House, Patriot Games), and James Bolam (The Beiderbecke Affair), New Tricks follows a team of semi-retired and somewhat curmudgeonly detectives as they reinvestigate cold cases. The series has run on the BBC for seven seasons since 2003 with an eight season currently in production, and has enjoyed ongoing broadcast exposure in North America on public television, garnering fans on both sides of the Atlantic for its compelling stories, likeable characters, and a top-notch cast. The DVD 3-Disc Set includes all eight episodes from Season 5, plus a bonus behind-the-scenes featurette. Superintendent Sandra Pullman (Amanda Redman) and her team of aging cops tackle cold cases abandoned by the Metropolitan Police. Each detective has a fair share of personal demons: Jack Halford (James Bolam) is haunted by his wife’s murder. Gerry Standing (Dennis Waterman) has a troubled relationship with his daughter. Brian Lane (Alun Armstrong) battles the bottle, and Sandra seeks the truth about her family’s shady past. Buy the Season 5 DVD right here.
‘Hung‘ follows the travails of Ray Drecker, a well-endowed former high school sports legend turned middle-aged high school basketball coach. In this season, Ray, and his unlikely pimp Tanya, have taken on slick “life coach” Lenore Bernard as co-pimp, devastating Tanya in the process. With Lenore pushing a debonair version of hooker Ray on her upscale clients, Tanya wants to prove she has the “right stuff” when it comes to being a successful – and far more ethical – pimp than Lenore. Meanwhile, Ray finds his feelings for his ex-wife Jessica rekindled. ‘Hung’ Season 2 on DVD and Blu-ray includes a host of entertaining bonus features including “Hung – Inside the Series” a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the second season, deleted scenes and five audio commentaries with series creators/executive producers Colette Burson and Dmitry Lipkin, co-executive producer/writer Angela Robinson and writers Brett C. Leonard, Julia Brownell and Kyle Peck. Buy the Season 2 Blu-ray right here.
The Cleveland Show
‘The Cleveland Show‘ Season 2 DVD follows everyone’s favorite soft spoken neighbor, Cleveland Brown (Mike Henry), as he settles into married life with his high school sweetheart and their blended family in his hometown of Stoolbend, VA. Cleveland’s second wife, Donna (Sanaa Lathan), is a strong-willed and tenacious woman who puts family first and often has to come to her husband’s rescue or protect him from dangerous situations. Her two unruly kids – boy crazy teenage daughter Roberta (Reagan Gomez) and pint-sized 5-year-old Rallo (Henry) – can often be found conspiring with or against their insecure and naïve step-brother, Cleveland Jr. (Kevin Michael Richardson). Cleveland’s neighbors and sidekicks include loudmouth redneck Lester (Richardson); religious talking bear Tim (Seth MacFarlane) and his wife, Arianna (Arianna Huffington); and hipster wanna-be Holt (Jason Sudeikis). The DVD is packed with tons of bonus features including uncensored and never-before-seen footage that will satisfy the most diehard fanboy. In addition to all 22 episodes, the DVD includes deleted scenes, featurettes, commentaries, and more. Buy the Season 2 DVD right here.
The BBC has released the thrilling miniseries, ‘The Hour‘ onto DVD and Blu-ray. Dominic West (The Wire, The Devil’s Whore), Romola Garai (One Day, Emma, Atonement) and Ben Whishaw (Bright Star, Brideshead Revisited) lead an all-star cast on The Hour, an intriguing, sexy and original, edge-of-your-seat spy thriller set in the world of television journalism in 1956. Arriving less than one week after concluding on BBC America – the two-disc DVD and Blu-ray sets include two featurettes: a behind-the-scenes look at the miniseries and a making of special. Buy the Season 1 Blu-ray right here.
3 By Theo Van Gogh
Dutch film director, producer, and author Theo van Gogh was known for his controversial political views and advocacy for freedom of speech. Assassinated in 2004 by a religious extremist, van Gogh left behind a legacy of award-winning, critically acclaimed art-house cinema. ‘3 By Theo: The Theo Van Gogh Collection’ is a DVD set bringing together van Gogh’s most landmark and acclaimed films including Blind Date: a bartender watches with amusement as a married couple role plays as strangers to overcome the pain of their daughter’s death; Interview: when a renowned political journalist is forced to interview famous actress Katja Schuurman, both reveal their darkest secrets; and 1-900: a young, single woman escapes her life through the fantasy of anonymous phone sex. But when the man she speaks to weekly wants more, their relationship takes a dangerous turn. Buy the DVD right here.
Call Me Fitz
Handsome, substance-abusing, morally bankrupt used car salesman Richard “Fitz” Fitzpatrick torments his naïve co-workers, sleeps with any woman who has a pulse, and thinks nothing of it. Then one day, after crashing a GT on a test drive and putting a woman in a coma, he wakes to find he’s grown a conscience, literally, in the guise of a hanger-on named Larry. Forced to become business partners (and share a desk) with his inner conscience – an off-beat do-gooder intent on healing Fitz’s mangled psyche, one hilarious disaster at a time – CALL ME FITZ, which airs on DirectTV, was a critically acclaimed hit. ‘Call Me Fitz: The Complete First Season‘ features all 13 episodes from the debut season of this twisted family dramedy, along with a treasure trove of extras across 3 DVDs. Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.
Join lead criminalist Horatio Caine (David Caruso) and his state-of-the-art forensics team as they investigate hot and steamy Miami crimes using cold hard facts in the thrilling ninth season of the widely popular series ‘CSI: Miami.’ Their investigations lead the talented forensics team into seedy nightclubs and privileged suburbs and reveals explosive family secrets. Buy the Season 9 DVD right here.
Starring Gary Sinise, the popular crime drama ‘CSI: New York‘ follows a group of forensic investigators who use high-tech science to follow the evidence and solve crimes in the Big Apple. In the seventh season, acclaimed actress Sela Ward joins the cast as Josephine ‘Jo’ Danville, the newest member of the talented team. CSI: New York – The Seventh Season includes all 22 episodes in the 6-disc set, including exclusive special features. Buy the Season 7 DVD right here.
Based on a book by National Hunt jockey Dick Francis, the horseracing thriller ‘Dead Cert‘ was filmed in the village of Findon, West Sussex, U.K. When jockey Bill Davidson (Ian Hogg) is killed in a horseracing incident, his best friend Alan York (Scott B. Anthony) decides to investigate. He believes that Bill’s death was not an accident, and he intends to expose the real killers. Judi Dench stars as Bill’s wife, Laura Davidson, while her real-life husband Michael Williams appears as jockey Sandy Mason. Buy the Blu-ray right here.
Filled with electrifying dancing, memorable music and timeless spirit, the contagious celebration of youth ‘Footloose’ is now available for the first time on Blu-ray. In this beloved fable about teen exuberance overcoming rigid, misplaced morality, Kevin Bacon lights up the screen as city-boy Ren, an outsider who finds himself in an uptight Midwestern town where dancing has been banned. The film’s sensational soundtrack spawned two #1 hits: “Let’s Heat It For the Boy,” and Kenny Loggins’ rocking anthem, “Footloose.” The movie also stars John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lori Singer and Chris Penn. Buy the Blu-ray right here.
Witness the birth of evil in ‘Manhunter.’ This thriller from writer/director Michael Mann (Heat, The Insider) first introduced the world to the cunning, unforgettable serial killer named Hannibal. Joan Allen and Stephen Lang costar in this film that never disappoints. Former FBI profiler Will Graham (William Petersen, CSI) reluctantly returns to his old job to track a horrific serial killer known as the “Tooth Fairy.” But in order to get into the mind of this maniac, Graham must face another: Hannibal, the imprisoned psychiatrist whose own insanity almost cost Graham his life…and whose insights into the “Tooth Fairy” could prove as dangerous as the killer himself. Buy the Blu-ray right here.
The Freeling family is trying to grapple with the devastation wrought by the ghosts and ghouls that destroyed their lives in ‘Poltergeist II.’ The insurance company doesn’t believe their story about what happened to their house, so Steve (Craig T. Nelson), Diane (JoBeth Williams), and their kids, Carol Anne (Heather O’Rourke) and Robbie (Oliver Robins), have been reduced to living in the home of Diane’s mother, Jess (Geraldine Fitzgerald). Unfortunately for the Freelings, however, their new residence, just like their last, is situated on a haunted patch of unholy ground. Buy the Blu-ray right here.
Roger Corman’s Cult Classics
Get ‘Roger Corman’s Cult Classics: Vampires, Mummies and Monsters’ right now. In ‘The Velvet Vampire,’ a couple accepts an invitation from the mysterious Diane LeFanu to visit her in the secluded desert estate. When Baron Frankenstein is killed by his creation, his daughter Tania creates her own creature using the brilliant mind of her assistant and the body of her dimwitted servant in ‘Lady Frankenstein.’ Lisa was looking forward to a nice, relaxing vacation at the family cabin, but instead she bears witness to the brutal death of her friends and family at the hands of a group of mindless punks in ‘Grotesque.’ And lastly, the mummy has disappeared, but ‘The Time Walker’ is alive again! Buy the DVD right here.
Lieutenant Theo Kojak (Telly Savalas) is New York City’s toughest detective who has no time for nonsense when pursuing criminals. Catch him with ‘Kojak Season 2,’ now available on DVD. A must-have for fans of police dramas and DVD collectors, the six-disc DVD set includes commentaries as well as archival interviews. In Season 2, TV’s most famous detective is on the prowl, looking for New York City’s toughest criminals. Armed with a street smart attitude, unique style and fondness for lollipops, Kojak puts dangerous offenders behind bars without missing a beat. Buy the Season 2 DVD right here.
Managing Menopause Naturally
The U.S. census reports that there are approximately 35 million women in the country between the ages of 35 and 49, representing over 10% of the U.S. population. Never before have more women been experiencing and passing through menopause, yet the subject remains private and extremely personal for many. Enter ‘Managing Menopause Naturally: What Every Woman Needs to Know,’ a comprehensive program that addresses women’s concerns and discusses options ranging from traditional medicine to holistic and “natural” approaches. Buy the DVD right here.
The adventures of a talking dog and his four human pals as they try to unravel the strange and haunted history of their hometown in ‘Scooby Doo Mystery Inc., Volume 3.’ The tone is comedic, but it will never lose the edge that our heroes are in some frightening situations. The stakes are real. Buy the Volume 3 DVD right here.
She’s been a hit on The Girls Next Door, has graced the pages of Playboy magazine and is taking (it) off big-time on the Vegas Strip. Now blonde bombshell Holly Madison has her own sizzling spinoff reality series – and fans will get an eyeful in the total-package DVD boxed set ‘Holly’s World‘: The Complete Seasons 1 & 2. The three-disc collection, featuring all 19 episodes from the first two seasons, is now available. Come along on the hilarious and heartfelt adventures of Holly (currently starring in the live striptease spectacular Peepshow at Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood) and her tight-knit group of friends. Seasons 1 and 2 of ‘Holly’s World’ find Holly, her assistant Angel Porrino, best pal Josh Strickland and Playmate Laura Croft teaming up to take Sin City by storm. Between an eventful and exotic south-of-the-border photo shoot, a blind date, road-tripping, breast enhancement and weight loss feats, rollercoaster relationships, catfights, appearances by Hugh Hefner himself and even a journey to find Josh’s birth parents, this series is chock-full of drama, intrigue and humor – and of course, it’s sexy as hell. Buy the Seasons 1 & 2 DVD right here.
How To Make It In America
With an appealing, hip young cast, ‘How To Make It In America‘ Season 1 takes viewers on a high-energy ride with two enterprising twenty-somethings as they hustle their way through New York City’s competitive fashion scene determined to achieve the American Dream. This HBO comedy series explores the fascinating bohemian subculture of the city’s downtown and finds out just what it takes to make it to the big time. After his failed skateboard-deck business goes bust, Ben (Bryan Greenberg) tries to be the next big thing on the runway. Along with his friend and business partner Cam (Victor Rasuk) they use their street knowledge and connections to bring their ambitions to fruition. Buy the Season 1 Blu-ray right here.
Jake and the Never Land Pirates
‘Jake and the Never Land Pirates‘ is cable’s number one series among Boys 2-5 and is on track to be Disney Channel’s #1 preschool series ever. It is the most co-viewed series among all Disney Junior and Nickelodeon series, with 47% of Moms watching with their preschooler. A music-filled interactive treasure hunt, the series introduces a crew of kid pirates – leader Jake and pals Izzy and Cubby – and follows their Never Land adventures as they work to outwit two infamous characters, the one and only Captain Hook and Smee, from Disney’s classic “Peter Pan.” Every episode features the animated Sharky and Bones characters as they pop up throughout to perform original pirate ditties, and each episode concludes with a live action music video featuring The Never Land Pirate Band. Buy the Season 1, Volume 1 DVD right here.
Art of the Western World
Broadcast on PBS, the illuminating nine-part documentary series, ‘Art of the Western World,’ is now available on DVD. Historian Michael Wood (Legacy, The Story of India) hosts this fascinating overview of painting, sculpture, and architecture, from ancient Greece to the postmodern era. Four years in the making and filmed at over 150 locations in 8 countries, this eye-opening tour through 2,500 years of Western art travels from sun-bleached temples to soaring cathedrals, palaces to villas, galleries to gardens, and Soho’s streets to the Arizona desert. Complemented by close-up views of masterpieces, walks through important buildings, and informative commentary by historians and scholars, the DVD 3-vol. set also includes a 20-page viewer’s guide and biographies of major artists. Title, artist, medium, and date—usually that’s the only information offered by museum placards. But as historian Michael Wood demonstrates, art is so much more than paint on canvas or figures chipped from stone. From the bloody revolution that inspired The Death of Marat to the postwar exuberance of Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans, Wood reveals how Western art mirrors Western culture, each work forever reflecting the cultural forces, historical events, and social changes that defined its era. Art of the Western World was produced in 1989. Oxford-educated historian Michael Wood has written numerous books and made dozens of acclaimed documentaries, including Legacy: The Origins of Civilization (released on DVD in March 2010) and The Story of India. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, the U.K.’s leading organization for scholarly study of the past. Buy the DVD right here.
Brimming with romance, drama, and brilliant performances, and starring Oscar winner Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) in one of his first roles, ‘Lost Empires,’ is now available on DVD. Nominated for six BAFTAs, the sumptuous miniseries stars Colin Firth as a young man coming of age on the eve of World War I, and co-stars John Castle (The Lion in the Winter) and Oscar winner Laurence Olivier (Rebecca), who was nominated for an Emmy for best supporting actor for his performance. Based on the novel by J.B. Priestley and broadcast on ITV and PBS’ Masterpiece Theatre in the late 1980s, Lost Empires is a haunting and gripping saga that unfolds against the backdrop of the coming conflict in Europe – and the growing sense that the world is about to change forever. The 3-disc boxed set includes all seven episodes. Eager to see more of the world, Richard Herncastle (Colin Firth) joins a traveling stage act run by his uncle Nick (John Castle). His new colleagues are an assorted bunch of singers, dancers, acrobats, jugglers, and comedians, including one (Laurence Olivier) whose best days are well behind him. Captivated by the group’s female performers, Richard embarks upon a series of love affairs as the act tours the length and breadth of Britain. Buy the DVD right here.
Acclaimed Director Sidney Lumet’s (12 Angry Men; Dog Day Afternoon; Network) version of The Dybbuk – arguably the most famous work in the cannons of Yiddish theater and cinema – follows the story of a young bride possessed by a malicious spirit. Originally broadcast in 1960 on David Susskind’s syndicated television anthology series The Play of the Week, ‘The Dybbuk’ pairs actress Carol Lawrence with famed director Sidney Lumet in this classic adaptation of the famed Jewish folk tale. When a young maid is possessed by the soul of her deceased lover on the eve of her wedding, a rabbi must exorcise the dybbuk and the young bride must choose between marriage to a man she does not love or an unworldly union with her dead lover’s spirit. Buy the DVD right here.
Fall Classic at Fenway Park
With the start of 21st century baseball, a refreshed Fenway Park and Red Sox Nation longed for the championship glories of the early 20th century. The baseball gods obliged. Twice. ‘Fall Classic at Fenway Park,’ presented for the first time in high-definition on Blu-ray, includes the two historic World Series championships of the Boston Red Sox in 2004 and 2007. If the 2004 World Series was lightning in a bottle that obliterated the burden of three generations of Boston faithful, then in 2007 lighting struck twice. The 2004 World Series film captures the historic, dramatic, heart-stopping, life-changing championship built by a colorful and resilient roster under manager Terry Francona that featured Kevin Millar, Johnny Damon, Curt Schilling, Derek Lowe, Jason Varitek, and David Ortiz. The 2007 film celebrates the magical blend of mighty veterans Big Papi and Kevin Youkilis, rising stars Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia, and powerful pitchers Josh Beckett, Jonathon Papelbon, and Daisuke Matsuzaka. Relive the glories of two unforgettable autumns in New England with these official World Series Films that preserve two Fall Classics for the ages in magnificent blu-ray clarity. Buy the DVD right here.
DVD fans what time is it? It’s ‘Adventure Time!‘ This first release in the ‘Adventure Time’ home entertainment catalog, the DVD contains a collection of 12 great episodes from the series’ first two seasons, headlined by the “My Two Favorite People” episode that follows Jake as he tries to get his two best friends – Finn and Lady Rainicorn – to become friends so he doesn’t have to split his time between them. Created by Pendleton Ward, ‘Adventure Time’ introduces viewers to unlikely heroes Finn & Jake, buddies who traverse the mystical Land of Ooo and encounter its colorful inhabitants. Buy the DVD right here.
The legendary videogame ‘Dragon’s Lair‘ was a blockbuster (and quarter guzzling) sensation when it first debuted, spawning sequels, imitators, and a beloved Saturday morning cartoon series. Developed by the powerhouse animation crew put together by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears, the Dragon’s Lair cartoon made many contributions to the Dragon’s Lair saga, from naming the Dragon “Singe” to rounding out the cast with such memorable supporting players as Bertram the horse (voiced by animation legend Peter Cullen) and Timothy the squire (voiced by Michael Mish). Mimicking the action of a videogame, Dragon’s Lair pauses the action and asks the audience which action Dirk should take next in his never-ending quest to protect the kingdom of King Ethelred and his beloved Princess Daphne. But enough talk! Dirk the Daring faces doom throughout this 13 episode, 2-disc set and he needs YOU to help him decide what to do next! Buy the DVD at WBshop.com.
Following its critically acclaimed debut at the 2010 Toronto Film Festival, the haunting thriller ‘Good Neighbors’ is now available on Blu-ray and DVD. From writer/director Jacob Tierney (This Is My Father) this “gem that’s well-worth checking out” (Bloody Disgusting.com) stars Scott Speedman (Underworld: Evolution, Barney’s Version, “Felicity”), Emily Hampshire (The Trotsky) and Jay Baruchel (She’s Out Of My League, Knocked Up, Tropic Thunder). Set in Quebec, Good Neighbors follows three neighbors as they bond over a recent string of murders taking place in their community. As the trio learns more about each other and the horror of what lies outside escalates, dark secrets unfold and they soon learn that nowhere is safe. Combing smart dialogue, strong performances and jarring thrills, this riveting mystery is loaded with unique bonus features including the making of Good Neighbors and HDNet: A Look at Good Neighbors. Buy the DVD right here.
The World of Sholom Alcheim
Originally broadcast in 1959 on The Play of the Week, the acclaimed teleplay (adapted by Arnold Perl from his 1953 Off-Broadway play) was drawn from writer Sholom Aleichem’s touching tales of Jewish life in the ghettos of Eastern Europe. The broadcast featured several actors who had been blacklisted during the McCarthy Era—including Zero Mostel, Lee Grant, Jack Gilford, Morris Carnovsky, and Sam Levene—and proved to be one link in a chain of events that brought about the end of the blacklist. The production is a compilation of three stories from Aleichem: “A Tale of Chelm,” about a bookseller who tries to buy a goat in a town of fools; “Bontche Schweig,” a tale of a poor man whose heavenly arrival coaxes tears from the angels; and “The High School,” about a couple’s attempts to send their son to a nonreligious school. Buy the DVD right here.
Last House on the Left
Before horror fans Saw the current wave of shockers featuring fiercely Hostel villains, Wes Craven delivered ‘Last House on the Left‘ – a movie that’s thrilling, disturbing, action-packed and filled with unrelenting terror. On their way to a rock concert, two teenagers (Sandra Cassel and Lucy Grantham) are kidnapped by a gang of escaped convicts. Although they put up the fight of their lives, the girls are drugged, tossed in a car trunk and driven into the woods by the savage, murderous gang… only to wake up to a horror they could not have imagined. Filled with shocks, twists, turns and action, this knuckle-whitening film is not to be missed. Buy the Blu-ray right here.
One step can change a life forever in ‘The Ledge,’ a sexy and suspenseful thriller, starring Charlie Hunnam, Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson and Terrence Howard. After embarking on a passionate affair with his evangelical neighbor’s wife (Tyler), Gavin (Sons of Anarchy’s Hunnam) soon finds himself in a battle of wills that will have life or death consequences. As a nonbeliever, Gavin is lured by his lover’s husband (Insidious’s Wilson) to the ledge of a high rise and told he has one hour to make a choice between his life or the one he loves. Without faith in an afterlife, will he be able to make a decision? It’s up to police officer Hollis (Howard) to save both their lives, but the clock is ticking in this edge-of-your-seat film that will leave you gasping until the final frame. Buy the Blu-ray right here.
The serialized story structure and barbed social commentary from comic book creator and co-writer Frank Miller earned critical respect in this satirical science fiction sequel directed by Irvin Kershner. Peter Weller returns as RoboCop, a futuristic cyborg fashioned from cutting-edge technology and the biological remains of slain Detroit police officer, Alex Murphy. Still patrolling the city streets, RoboCop is scheduled by his creator, Omni Consumer Products, to be replaced by a new “superior” model, ‘RoboCop 2,’ that according to designer Juliette Faxx (Belinda Bauer), will contain the human remains not of a cop but a criminal. Buy the Blu-ray right here.
Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos
Jeff Dunham returns to Comedy Central this fall with his famed troupe of sidekicks offering his millions of fans fresh laughs and hilarious additions to his already chaotic cast of characters. Filmed at Landmark Theater in Richmond, VA, Dunham’s fourth Comedy Central special will introduce the newest members of his suitcase posse to his beloved followers. Achmed the Dead Terrorist has to now contend with his rebellious offspring, Achmed Junior, aka A.J. Meanwhile, Peanut has decided that he is tired of being Jeff’s sidekick and has taken up ventriloquism with his own character: Little Jeff. More hilarity than ever ensues as the never-before-seen characters unleash their own havoc on stage. Buy the DVD right here.
Go For It
Audience Award winner and Official Selection of the 2010 Chicago International Film Festival, the coming of age drama ‘Go For It!’ is written and directed by newcomer Cameron Marron, who was inspired by her own experiences as a street dancer in Chicago. The film stars Aimee Garcia as a young Carmen, who spends most of her time in underground clubs enthralled in her life’s passion – dance. The film also features strong supporting cast that includes Al Bandiero, Jossarra Jinaro and Gina Rodriguez, as well as special appearances by Somaya Reece and The Beat Freaks. Buy the DVD right here.
Based on the controversial sequel novel of the same name, ‘Hannibal‘ is the much-anticipated follow-up to the Oscar-winning The Silence of the Lambs (1991). Anthony Hopkins returns as Dr. Hannibal Lecter, one of the world’s most cunning and feared serial killers, who resurfaces after a decade in hiding to toy with FBI agent Clarice Starling (Julianne Moore). As Starling’s career flounders thanks to a drug bust gone wrong, Lecter attempts to elude a greedy Italian police detective (Giancarlo Giannini) who’s willing to alert the authorities to his presence in Florence for a price. Buy the Blu-ray right here.
The Lost Future
A group of warriors must face off against a race of genetically-mutated beasts in order to survive in the visually arresting post-apocalyptic world of ‘The Lost Future,’ directed by two-time Oscar Nominee Mikael Salomon (Best Visual Effects, Backdraft; Best Cinematography, The Abyss) and starring Sean Bean (“Game of Thrones”, Lord of the Rings, Percy and the Olympians), Annabelle Wallis (Body of Lies, “The Tudors”) and Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides). Set generations from now within an exotic and dangerous world of jungles and trackless forests — jungles that have reclaimed the world as we know it — an isolated tribe fights for survival in a landscape overrun by horrifying creatures that carry a mysterious and deadly illness: once bitten, a genetic mutation turns the victims into something…less than human. Buy the DVD right here.