New On DVD/Blu-ray This Week: Titanic, The Big Bang Theory, Castle, Blue Bloods

'Titanic' (Paramount Home Entertainment)


The two billion-dollar box office phenomenon and winner of 11 Academy Awards, ‘Titanic,’ is now available on Blu-ray 2D and 3D. Available in high definition for the first time ever, James Cameron’s timeless and unforgettable new tour de force is presented in stunning 2D and 3D, providing a cinematic in-home experience of ‘Titanic’ like never before. Presented in a four-disc 2D Blu-ray/DVD combo pack with Digital Copy or, for the ultimate experience in fully immersive 3D, in a four-disc Blu-ray 3D and 2D combo pack with Digital Copy, this high-definition of ‘Titanic’ is a must have for film fans’ home media collection. Both sets feature more than 2 1/2 hours of new bonus footage never-before-released on disc, including a fascinating in-depth exploration of the film with James Cameron, as well as documentary footage produced by National Geographic with James Cameron that brings the world’s leading RMS Titanic experts together to solve the lingering mysteries of why and how the “unsinkable” ship sank. Buy the 3D Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

The Big Bang Theory

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out why audiences continue to fall in love with the geniuses from Caltech. Now America’s favorite physicists are back with a bang in ‘The Big Bang Theory‘ Season 5, now available on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack. In its fifth season, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ was the #1 comedy on network TV among total viewers and in its first year in off-network syndication, the series ranked as the #1 show in all of syndication among Adults 18-49 and 25-54. In Season 5, Penny and Leonard’s relationship is relaunched in full “beta test” mode, while Sheldon, Howard and Raj discover the feminine mystique is something that cannot be easily graphed or calculated. As Sheldon makes begrudging amendments to his “Relationship Agreement” with his “Friend-who-happens-to-be-a-girl” Amy Farrah Fowler, Raj contemplates an arranged marriage, and Howard is all-systems go for both his NASA launch and wedding to Bernadette. Buy the Season 5 Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.


Television’s most unlikely crime-fighting team is back and their relationship is stronger than ever. Prepare for a season full of suspense where lines are drawn, sides are chosen and careers are put on the line as ‘Castle‘ tries to protect Beckett following her near death encounter.Castle’s relationship with Beckett radically changes during the season, leading to a final confrontation with a mysterious man who holds all the answers that Beckett has been searching for since the night her mother was murdered. Features all 23 episodes plus exclusive bonus material including “Nathan & Friends: Castle Goes Radio;” “Anatomy of A Stunt;” audio commentaries, deleted scenes, bloopers and more. ‘Castle’ stars Nathan Fillion (“Firefly”), Stana Katic (”24”), Jon Huertas (“NCIS”), Seamus Dever (“Army Wives”), Susan Sullivan (“Dharma & Greg”), Molly C. Quinn (“A Christmas Carol”), and Tamala Jones (“My Name Is Earl”). Buy the Season 4 DVD right here.

Blue Bloods

Highlighted by a star-studded cast led by veteran actor Tom Selleck, ‘Blue Bloods‘ Season 2 is now available on DVD. Including a slew of never-before-aired deleted scenes, a special inside look from the set with stars Donnie Wahlberg and Will Estes, a two-part documentary on the making of the series, and an exclusive interview with music legend and season two guest star Tony Bennett, the must-have collection is available just in time for the third season broadcast premiere. Selleck stars as Frank Reagan, the New York Police Commissioner and patriarch of the multi-generational Reagan family, who are all dedicated to law enforcement in New York City.  His children include detective Danny Reagan (Donnie Wahlberg), assistant district attorney Erin Reagan-Boyle (Bridget Moynahan) and NYPD officer Jamie Reagan (Will Estes). Frank’s father, Henry (Len Cariou), is a retired police commissioner known for his bold and unapologetic style. Jennifer Esposito, Amy Carlson and Sami Gayle complete this stellar ensemble cast. The second season of ‘Blue Bloods’ also features notable guest stars, including singers Tony Bennett and Carrie Underwood, Timothy Busfield, Tom Wopat, F. Murray Abraham and Margaret Colin.Buy the Season 2 DVD right here.

The Vampire Diaries

The CW’s #1 series delivers another thrilling season to home video with the release of Season 3 of ‘The Vampire Diaries‘ on DVD and Blu-ray combo pack. Sink your teeth in 22 one-hour episodes from Season 3, plus thrilling extras –  including two brand-new featurettes , deleted scenes and a gag reel. The Blu-ray combo pack includes even more behind-the-scenes exclusive content. Based on the best-selling book series, ‘The Vampire Diaries’ is the story of two vampire brothers – Stefan and Damon Salvatore – obsessed with the same gorgeous girl – Elena Gilbert – who are battling to control the fate of an entire town. Season 3 opens to the door to learn more about Klaus and the Original Family as his motives for wanting Stefan on his side are finally revealed. As Stefan sinks deeper into the dark side, Damon and Elena struggle with the guilt of their growing bond, even as they work together to bring Stefan back from the edge. Buy the Season 3 DVD right here.


Telly Savalas is back as the brilliant and brazen Lieutenant Theo ‘Kojak‘ for the final season of one of TV’s grittiest and most memorable detective dramas. Featuring all 22 episodes, this six-DVD set is a must-have for all fans of police dramas. Season 5 cases involve a psychotic murderer, a homicide-ridden hospital, cops on the take and the reemergence of a killer from Kojak’s past – one thought dead. Joining him throughout the season are special guest stars including Armand Assante, Christina Raines, Jennifer Warren, Misty Rowe, Shelly Winters, Ken Kercheval, Sally Kirkland, Jeff Conway, Liberace and Priscilla Barnes. Buy the Season 5 DVD right here.

Private Practice

From the creators of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ comes the fifth season of ABC’s sexy, medical drama, ‘Private Practice.’ Addison and her friends at the practice are faced with new challenges as unexpected people enter and complicate their lives. From a sexy new doctor to an illegitimateson, the lives and loves of these doctors are put to the test. Relive everymemorable moment plus never-before-seen bonus features like “The Practice of Parenthood,” a feature on working with the young actors on the show, a cast blooper reel, and more. ‘Private Practice’ stars Kate Walsh as Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery, Tim Daly as Dr. Pete Wilder, Benjamin Bratt as Jake Reilly, KaDee Strickland as Dr. Charlotte King, Paul Adelstein as Dr. Cooper Freedman, Brian Benben as Dr. Sheldon Wallace and Caterina Scorsone as Dr. Amelia Shepherd, with Taye Diggs as Dr. Sam Bennett and Amy Brenneman as Dr. Violet Turner. Buy the Season 5 DVD right here.

October Baby

6 Bullets

International superstar Jean-Claude Van Damme delivers non-stop action and excitement in the all-new, action thriller ‘6 Bullets,’ now available on DVD. In his latest action-packed high-octane film, Van Damme stars as Samson Gaul, an unstoppable ex-mercenary with a dark past who reluctantly returns to action in order to help rescue a kidnapped American girl from a foreign crime syndicate. Co-starring Joe Flanigan, Bianca Bree and Anna-Louise Plowman, the film is packed with the kind of gritty fight scenes and pulse-pounding suspense only Van Damme can deliver. Buy the DVD right here.

Absolutely Fabulous: 20th Anniversary Specials

They’re back, darlings. BBC Home Entertainment is absolutely thrilled to bring Absolutely Fabulous: 20th Anniversary Specials to DVD. International comedy sensations Jennifer Saunders (French & Saunders) and Joanna Lumley (The Corpse Bride) return to their celebrated roles as Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone in three all-new specials, written by Jennifer Saunders. Twenty years since we first met them, the ladies are a tiny bit older, none the wiser, but definitely still Absolutely Fabulous. The original fashionistas, PR rep Eddy and best friend/enabler Patsy, were often found at the bottom of a champagne bottle – and not much has changed. Eddy’s daughter Saffron (Julia Sawalha, Cranford) is still hard-working and largely ignored. Eddy’s mother (June Whitfield, Doctor Who) is still around, and still unwanted. Bubble (Jane Horrocks, Arthur Christmas), Eddy’s colorful assistant, is still… well, Bubble. In the first of the new specials, there’s a homecoming for one of the ladies who has been “away” for quite some time. She returns with her new, slightly scary best friend in tow, with wide reaching ramifications- including forcing a certain person to own up to her real age… if she can still remember what it is. In the second special, Eddy sets her sights on changing the career of a very big fish indeed; and in the final special, Eddy and Patsy play their own very special part in the London 2012 Olympics. Jennifer Saunders won the 2012 BAFTA TV Award for Female Performance in a Comedy Program for her performance as Edina Monsoon. The Absolutely Fabulous 20th Anniversary specials premiered simultaneously on BBC America and Logo in the US starting in January 2012, and on Vision in Canada in June 2012. Absolutely Fabulous is a Saunders and French production for BBC, co-produced by BBC America and Logo. Buy the DVD right here.

Terra Nova

A group of people travel back to Earth’s prehistoric past to start a new civilization as the planet is dying in 2149 in the sci-fi drama ‘Terra Nova‘ which aired for one season on Fox. Jason O’Mara, Stephen Land and Shelly Conn star. Buy the complete series right here.

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Ghosts of the Abyss

Filmmaker James Cameron has long been fascinated with the ill-fated maiden voyage of the great ship the Titanic, and he used the story as the backdrop for his most famous and successful movie. In the summer of 2001, Cameron and his good friend Bill Paxton (who appeared in Titanic) joined a group of scientists, maritime historians, archaeologists, and deep sea explorers for a daring experiment — to find and document the Titanic’s final resting place at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in ‘Ghosts of the Abyss.’ Cameron brought along a film crew equipped with state-of-the-art 3-D cameras to document the voyage and utilized the Mir-1 and Mir-2, Russian deep sea submersible vessels capable of voyaging to a depth of around 6500 kilometers. Ghosts of the Abyss offers a detailed look at the team’s search for the Titanic, as well as imagining what the final hours for the crew and passengers must have been like. The initial release of Ghosts of the Abyss was limited to big-screen IMAX theaters and movie houses specially equipped to show 3-D features. Buy the 3D Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

The Loved Ones

Hell hath no fury…like a prom queen scorned in the horrifying thriller ‘The Loved Ones,’ now available on DVD. Winner of the Toronto International Film Festival’s Midnight Madness People’s Choice award, ‘The Loved Ones’ is a must-see. When Brent (Xavier Samuel, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) rejects his classmate Lola’s (Robin McLeavy, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) invitation to the prom, he sets off a chain of events that leave him the victim of her twisted revenge.  Now he’s the only guest at Lola’s terrifying and demented prom, and must fight to survive what could be his final dance.   Will Brent live through this nightmare of drills, nails, glitter and syringes…or become one of Lola’s “loved ones”? ‘The Loved Ones’ includes a shocking, unrated version of the film, plus interviews with the film’s stars and special effects makeup supervisor. Buy the DVD right here.

Strawberry Shortcake: Jammin with Cherry Jam

The glow of friendship shines bright when Strawberry and her pals meet superstar Cherry Jam in the hit ‘Strawberry Shortcake: Jammin with Cherry Jam.’ Get ready for a party as the girls face stage fright, work to impress a talent scout and contemplate a move to Berry Big City. Along the way, they learn that fame and fortune can be fun, but the one thing more important than all that is the gift of friendship. Buy the DVD right here.

Where Do We Go Now?

Where Do We Go Now?‘ is now available on Blu-ray and DVD. Directed by Nadine Labaki (Carmel), who co-wrote the film with Jihad Hojeily and Rodney Al Haddad, in addition to playing one of the lead roles, was Lebanon’s official selection in the Foreign Language category for the 2012 Academy Awards. Special features on the Blu-ray and DVD include commentary with Nadine Labaki and Composer Khaled Mouzanar, as well as a behind-the-scenes featurette:  An Evening with Director Nadine Labaki, Composer Khaled Mouzanar and Producer Anne-Dominique Toussaint. ‘Where Do We Go Now?’ blends humor and lighthearted musical moments to take a powerful look into the deeply routed religious differences between Christians and Muslims living in a small Lebanese village. This film festival favorite won the People’s Choice Award at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival, was a nominee for the “Un Certain Regard” Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, and won the Audience Award at the 2011 San Sebastian Film Festival. Set in a remote village where the church and the mosque stand side by side, ‘Where Do We Go Now?’ follows the antics of the town’s women to keep their blowhard men from starting a religious war.  Women heartsick over sons, husbands and fathers lost to previous flare-ups unite to distract their men with clever ruses, from faking a miracle to hiring a troop of Ukranian strippers. Buy the DVD right here.

Aaahh!!! Real Monsters

Your three favorite monsters – Ickis, Oblina and Krumm – are back! Season 3 of ‘Aaahh!!! Real Monsters’ is now available on DVD. The third season promises to thrill, chill and tickle your spine – not to mention your funny bone – with 13 more adventures. Watch as the monsters avoid capture by the monster hunter Simon and take on the world with everything they’ve learned about scaring from their headmaster, The Gromble. Season 3 stars the voice talents of Charlie Adler, Christine Cavanaugh, Gregg Berger, Tim Curry and Jim Belushi. Buy the Season 3 DVD right here.

Beyond the Black Rainbow


One man’s mission is another man’s war in ‘Cleanskin,’ a gritty, fast-paced thriller starring Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings, Age of Heroes, “Game of Thrones”), now available on Blu-ray and DVD. In this pulse-pounding action flick, Ewan (Bean) a British Secret Service Agent is forced to go “off the grid” in a desperate bid to thwart a radical group operating inside London. His relentless foe is Ash (Abhin Galeya), a British born law student turned extremist, whom Ewan must stop by any means necessary.  Charlotte Rampling (Melancholia) co-stars in this taut thriller that also features a ”Making-of” featurette. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Power Rangers Monster Bash

Join the Power Rangers for a Halloween party so awesome that their enemies are dying to get on the ghostly guest list in the new Lionsgate Home Entertainment release of Power Rangers Monster Bash. Featuring three Halloween themed episodes from the beloved Power Rangers Samurai series, Power Rangers Monster Bash Halloween special is now available on DVD and Digital Download. The Power Rangers Monster Bash Halloween special DVD is available in collectible O-card packaging. Halloween is every monster’s favorite day of the year so the creepiest creatures from the Netherworld are just dying to get into the scariest party ever and trade war stories about their battles with the Samurai Power Rangers. Power Rangers Monster Bash will include three themed episodes: “Samurai: Party Monsters,” “Mighty Morphin Life’s a Masquerade,” “Mighty Morphin Trick or Treat.” Buy the DVD right here.

Lewis Black: In God We Rust

Lewis Black is as angry as ever in ‘Lewis Black: In God We Rust.’ Black is a comedian like no other, and he brings his signature style to this new special, filmed at the historic State Theatre in Minneapolis, MN. He rants about getting older, holidays that seem to be held in the wrong months, and his phone that doesn’t make calls, but does seem to be exercising free will. It all makes him angry, and his anger is oh so funny. Bonus features on the DVD include “The Walk-out,’ a hilarious deleted scene; a photo gallery; and promo shoot outtakes with Lewis and his father. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Girl in Progress

Being a parent doesn’t always make you an adult. The new heartfelt mother-daughter comedy, ‘Girl in Progress‘ is now available on DVD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. ‘Girl in Progress’ follows the story of a mother-daughter relationship as they try to navigate life and what it means to grow up and become an adult. Eva Mendes (The Women, Fast Five), Matthew Modine (The Dark Knight Rises, Showtime’s “Weeds”), Cierra Ramirez (All In, TV’s “Suite Life of Zack & Cody”) with Emmy winnerPatricia Arquette (TV’s “Medium”) and Eugenio Derbez (Under the Same Moon (La misma luna), Jack & Jill) star in this enchanting family comedy. The ‘Girl in Progress’ DVD includes a “making of” featurette. Buy the DVD right here.

Karate-Robo Zaborgar

Director Noboru Iguchi and Special Effects Director Yoshihiro Nishimura, creators of Mutant Girls Squad, reunite for the cyborg-filled action-packed comedy-thriller ‘Karate-Robo Zaborgar,’ now available on Blu-ray and DVD. The film stars Itsuji Itato as a secret-police officer who teams up with super robot “Zaborgar” to battle all manner of mechanized super weapons in their quest for justice. The film also stars Asami as a rampaging school-girl robot and Akira Emoto as the leader of the sinister Sigma organization who plans to unleash a giant, transforming robot weapon to wreak havoc upon the unsuspecting world. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

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