New On DVD/Blu-ray This Week: Rock of Ages, Bones, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, The Great Mouse Detective

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Rock of Ages

It’s nothin’ but a good time with the release of ‘Rock of Ages,’ now available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download from Warner Home Entertainment Group. Based on the hit Broadway musical and featuring the heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Foreigner, Journey, Poison, REO Speedwagon, Twisted Sister and more, ‘Rock of Ages’ is a love story that celebrates big dreams and loud drums. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features the extended edition, with over 13 additional minutes of more songs, more dancing and more laughs. From acclaimed director Adam Shankman (“Hairspray”), the hilarious and fun “Rock of Ages” follows small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams.  The musical comedy stars Julianne Hough (“Burlesque”) as Sherrie and actor/singer Diego Boneta in his feature film debut as Drew. Sharing the journey with Sherrie and Drew is an all-star cast including Russell Brand (“Arthur,” “Get Him to the Greek”), Academy Award nominee Paul Giamatti (“Cinderella Man”), Academy Award winner Catherine Zeta-Jones (“Chicago”), Malin Akerman (“The Proposal”), R&B queen Mary J. Blige and multiple Emmy-winner Bryan Cranston (TV’s “Breaking Bad,” “The Lincoln Lawyer”), with Academy Award nominees Alec Baldwin (“The Cooler”) and Tom Cruise (“Born on the Fourth of July”). Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.


Experience People’s Choice Awards nominee ‘Bones‘ in a whole new way with never-before-seen footage not available anywhere else. While she tackles some of her most gruesome homicide cases yet, Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) also faces the delicate demands of motherhood, and a deepening relationship with FBI Special Agent Seeley (David Boreanaz) . The thrills escalate this season when a pastor’s wife goes missing, shipping clerks go postal, and the squints go Hollywood. But the biggest shocker of all comes when the clues left by a deranged cyber genius tag Brennan as a murder suspect. Here are all 13 Season 7 episodes with plot twists, mystery, romance, and humor to die for. Buy the Season 7 Blu-ray right here.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial,’ Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg’s magical adventure, celebrates its 30th Anniversary with its first-ever release on Blu-ray. Featuring an all-new, digitally remastered picture that delivers six times the resolution of DVD, as well as all-new 7.1 surround sound, the ‘E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial’ Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack includes the 1982 theatrical movie, an all-new interview with director Steven Spielberg, and “The E.T. Journals” featuring never-before-seen footage from the set of the film. The Blu-ray Combo Pack also includes UltraViolet, a DVD and a Digital Copy of the film, offering fans a chance to relive the mystery, laughter and wonder of the iconic movie anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice. In 1982, ‘E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial’ became the biggest blockbuster of the year, ranking #1 over 16 different weekends. Even today, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial remains the fourth most successful movie of all-time1 in the United States. Nominated for nine Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Writing and Best Screenplay, the film took home four statuettes for Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Effects Editing, Best Sound and Best Music for John Williams’ (Jaws) memorable score. The unforgettable cast includes the adorable Drew Barrymore (He’s Just Not That Into You, Charlie’s Angels), Henry Thomas (Dear John, Legends of the Fall), Dee Wallace (10, “Sons and Daughters”) and Peter Coyote (“Law & Order: LA,” Jagged Edge). Buy the 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray combo pack right here.

The Great Mouse Detective

Fans can now xperience Disney’s greatest little mystery, in High Definition picture and sound, and go on a great big adventure as ‘The Great Mouse Detective’ Mystery in the Mist Edition is now available on 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack and HD Digital. When the diabolical Professor Ratigan kidnaps London’s master toymaker, the brilliant Basil of Baker Street and his trusted sidekick Dawson try to elude the ultimate trap and foil the perfect crime. This family classic on Disney Blu-ray proves big heroes come in small packages. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

In Season 7 of the hit FX comedy ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,’ the Gang prepare for the apocalypse, hit the beach at the Jersey Shore, produce a chid beauty pageant, and take a walk down memory lane at their high-school reunion. As they say, some things never change. So prepare for more depraved schemes, half-baked arguments and absurdly underhanded plots to subvert one another. Buy the Season 7 Blu-ray right here.

The Robert Mitchum Film Collection

With an illustrious acting career spanning more than 50 years, Academy Award nominee Robert Mitchum was one of Hollywood’s most iconic and memorable leading men. Although widely known for his “tough guy” roles in classic film noir dramas, Mitchum’s powerful on-screen charisma provided equally effective in all movie genres – from comedy and romance to Westerns and war films – leaving an indelible mark in cinematic history. Movies in the collection include: ‘River of No Return,’ The Night of the Hunter,’ ‘Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison,’ ‘The Enemy Below,’ ‘Thunder Road,’ ‘The Hunters,’ ‘The Longest Day,’ ‘Man in the Middle,’ What a Way to Go!,’ and ‘The Way West.’ Buy the DVD right here.

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Two icons from the golden age of Hollywood, Oscar winners Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, take their famous feud onscreen in Robert Aldrich’s newly restored thriller ‘What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?‘ In fi erce, no-holds-barred performances, Bette Davis portrays aging ex-child star Baby Jane Hudson while Joan Crawford plays Blanche, the crippled sister Jane torments psychologically. As the sisters descend into madness, the tension builds to a shocking ending in this unforgettable Academy Award-winning classic. Buy the 50th Anniversary Blu-ray right here.

Dial M For Murder

When American writer Mark Halliday visits the very married Margot Wendice in London, he unknowingly sets off a chain of blackmail and murder in the timeless Hitchcock movie ‘Dial M for Murder.’ After sensing Margot’s affections for Halliday, her husband, Tony Wendice, fears divorce and disinheritance, and plots her death. Knowing former school chum Captain Lesgate is involved in illegal activities, Tony blackmails him into conspiring to kill Margot. When she kills Lesgate in self-defense, Tony implicates her as being guilty of premeditated murder. Halliday must out-stratagize Tony to save Margot’s live. Buy the 3D Blu-ray right here.

Werewolf: The Beast Among Us

A terrifying creature stalks the residents of a small town as a band of skilled hunters tries desperately to stop the killing in ‘Werewolf: The Beast Among Us,’ an all-new, action-packed thriller now available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download. As it celebrates its 100th Anniversary, Universal Studios begins a new chapter in its storied history as a horror innovator with an exhilarating reinvention of the enduring mythology of the werewolf. Louis Morneau (Joy Ride II, Hitcher II: I’ve Been Waiting) directs an impressive cast including Academy Award nominee Stephen Rea (V for Vendetta, The Crying Game, Underworld: Awakening), two-time Golden Globe® nominee Steven Bauer (Scarface, Primal Fear, “Breaking Bad”), Ed Quinn (“True Blood,” “Eureka”), Nia Peeples (“Pretty Little Liars,” “Walker Texas, Ranger”), Guy Wilson (Almost Kings, Little Black Book), Adam Croasdell (“Supernatural,” “East Enders”) and Rachel DiPillo (“Law & Order,” “The Gates”). A production of Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Werewolf: The Beast Among Us is produced by Mike Elliott (The Devils Rejects, Smokin’ Aces 2) and written by Michael Tabb and Louis Morneau & Catherine Cyran. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Strangers on a Train

Strange thing about this trip. So much occurs in pairs. Tennis star Guy (Farley Granger) hates his unfaithful wife in the Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece ‘Strangers on a Train.’ Mysterious Bruno (Robert Walker) hates his father. How perfect for a playful proposal: I’ll kill yours, you kill mine. Now look at how Alfred Hitchcock reinforces the duality of human nature. The more you watch, the more you’ll see. “Isn’t it a fascinating design?” the Master of Suspense often asked. Actually, it’s doubly fascinating. Final Release Version with Commentary by Director Peter Bogdanovich, Psycho Screenwriter Joseph Stefano, Patricia Highsmith Biographer Andrew Wilson and Several Hitchcock Colleagues, Aficionados and Family Members, Plus the Suspense Master Himself in an Interview Excerpt. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Webster: 20 Timeless Episodes

Get ready for ‘Webster: 20 Timeless Episodes,’ a collection of fan-favorite episodes from the first four seasons of the hit series. Featuring Emmanuel Lewis as the adorable Webster Long, this series is brimming with laughter and life lessons that will surely satisfy long-time fans as well as showing newcomers what classic ’80s TV was all about. When newlyweds George Papadapolis (Alex Karras) and Katherine Calder-Young (Susan Clark) return home from their whirlwind wedding, they discover they’re legal guardians of seven-year-old Webster, the only child of George’s recently deceased best friend. George, a retired football player turned sportscaster, and Katherine, a socialite and philanthropist, are the perfectly hilarious odd parents learning how to raise a child, ofeten with the help of Katherine’s highbrow secretary, Jerry. Buy the DVD right here.

The Barrens

Anchor Bay Films invites viewers to revisit those campfire ghost stories that launched thousands of nightmares at summer camp with the release of ‘The Barrens,’ the twisted new chiller from writer/director Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, Saw III, Saw IV, Mother’s Day).  With a stellar genre and mainstream cast including Stephen Moyer (“True Blood,” Priest), Mia Kirshner (“The Vampire Diaries,” “The L Word,” “24”), Erik Knudsen (Scream 4, Saw II, “Continuum,” “Jericho”) and Allie MacDonald (House at the End of the Street), The Barrens is now available on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack. Audiences will also be able to experience ‘The Barrens’ on the big screen, through a combination of a limited theatrical release and additional theatrical showings–available wherever fans demand them–through a partnership with Tugg. It’s known as the Jersey Devil, the winged beast spawned 400 years ago by Satan himself. Some say this creature still inhabits the dense pine forests of southern New Jersey, where Richard Vineyard (Moyer) takes his family for a rustic weekend camping trip. As the Vineyard family ventures further into the woods in search of the perfect campsite, Richard teeters on the edge of sanity. Welcome to a new kind of horror that lives – and kills – in a place called The Barrens. Bonus features on The Barrens Blu-ray/DVD combo and DVD include commentary by writer/director Bousman and director of photography Joseph White; and a deleted scene. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

People Like Us

From the studio that brought you the award-winning blockbuster ‘The Help,’ comes an emotional and inspirational story about a young man’s journey of self discovery as he connects with a family he barely knows. Starring Chris Pine (Star Trek), Elizabeth Banks (Hunger Games), Olivia Wilde (Tron) and Michelle Pfeiffer (Dark Shadows), DreamWorks Pictures releases ‘People Like Us‘ – a must-own, heartfelt and relatable story – on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, Digital and On-Demand. Inspired by true life events, the ‘People Like Us’ Blu-ray Combo Pack comes complete with bonus material that delves deeper into the story that inspired the making of thisgreat film. These extras include audio commentary with filmmakers and talent, an extended scene of L.A.’s popular Henry Taco Stand featured in the film, deleted scenes and bloopers. ‘People Like Us’ is directed/produced by Alex Kurtzman (Cowboys & Aliens, The Proposal, Star Trek, ‘Hawaii Five-O’), written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci (Transformers, Star Trek, Cowboys & Aliens) and Jody Lambert (her first writing debut) and composed by award-winning composer A.R. Rahman (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire). Chris Pine, who plays Sam, is a twenty-something, fast-talking salesman whose latest deal collapses the day he learns his father has suddenly died. Against his wishes, Sam is called home to put his father’s estate in order and reconnect with his estranged family. While there, he uncovers a startling secret that turns his entire world upside down — he has a 30-year-old sister (Banks) he never knew existed. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

The League

To be a fan of ‘The League,’ you don’t need to know much about fantasy football, or sports at all. You just need to have friends that you hate. This FX ensemble comedy follows a group of old friends in a fantasy football league who care deeply about one another – so deeply that they use every opportunity to make each other’s lives miserable. Buy the Season 3 DVD right here.

The Lucy Show

In this follow-up show to the classic sitcom I Love Lucy, comedic icon Lucille Ball once again teams up with Vivian Vance for the hilarious series ‘The Lucy Show,’ and continues to go on sidesplitting misadventures. ‘The Lucy Show: The Official Sixth and Final Season’ DVD is packed with special features including hilarious bloopers, production notes, photo galleries, and cast member biographies. Buy the Season 6 DVD right here.

Yancy Derringer: The Complete Series

The great Jock Mahoney is Yancey Derringer in this thrilling adventure series set in a backdrop of New Orleans and the Mississippi River in the years following the Civil War. On the surface Derringer is a Southern aristocrat addicted to gambling, but in reality he is a secret agent authorized to help maintain law and order and justice in the city by any means necessary. His constant companion is Pahoo-Ka-Ta-Wah (X Brands), a fierce Pawnee Indian who communicates with Yanchy only by hand gestures. Yancy’s weapons of choice are a Sharp’s four-barrel Derringer carried in hat, another in his vest pocket and a rapier in his cane. As Yancy and Pahook make their way though the gambling casinos, riverboats and picturesque streets of New Orleans, they cross paths with rogues, aristocats, sinners and saints, always ready to thwart crime and help the helpless. Buy the DVD right here.

Essential Games of the Milwaukee Brewers

With a name tapped from the regions long history of professional baseball and heritage the Brewers arrived in 1970 returning Major League Baseball to Milwaukee. The four games in ‘The Essential Games of the Milwaukee Brewers’ showcase powerful batting lineups, relentless pitching, and the energizing spirit of a passionate fan base.  This DVD time-capsule includes the Brewers 1982 American League pennant clincher and celebration that shook Milwaukee County Stadium with delight.  The salute continues with the second game, also featuring the hard-hitting “Harvey’s Wallbangers” and 1982 American League MVP Robin Yount, is an explosive Brewers come-from-behind victory in the Fall Classic. Playing in their spectacular new home — Miller Park, the Brewers created a spectacular new chapter and the third game captures another comeback win and delirious home crowd as the club clinched a postseason slot in dramatic fashion.  The final game in this remarkable quartet of Brewers history is the exhilarating walk-off win, the Brew Crew’s 2011 NLDS clincher.  Also included in this collectible set is extensive bonus footrage, including player interviews, “best of” moments and much more, as well as radio play-by-play. Buy the DVD right here.

The World Series: History of the Fall Classic

It is fittingly called the Fall Classic. Just as summer turns to autumn and the night air begins to chill, baseball rises to a boil fresh from the heat of the pennant races. It never fails to engage, exhilarate, mesmerize and amaze with its drama, unlikely game-changers and unexpected twists. Every play falls under the microscope in the World Series. Every pitch – every sacrifice – every ball that’s just foul… Everything and everyone is larger than life. This is the World Series — the grandest stage for the greatest game. ‘The World Series: The History of the Fall Classic’ vividly captures and comprehensively chronicles the landmark moments from every era of the World Series – as seen through the eyes of those who lived them. Packed with hours of content, and narrated by Bob Costas, this momentous documentary, available in both a two-disc and extras-laden four-disc set, covers the history-making events, the unforgettable moments and the stars of the Fall Classic dating back to its inception in 1903. Buy the DVD right here.

Big Top Scooby-Doo

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, prepare to be dazzled by the amazing Scooby-Doo in Warner Home Video’s (WHV) all-new animated feature-length movie ‘Big Top Scooby-Doo!,’ now available on Blu-ray and DVD. It’s a spectacle consumers won’t want to miss as Scooby and his pals join a circus in an attempt to investigate a series of werewolf sightings. When the Brancusi Circus comes to town, Fred — who has always had dreams about performing under the big top — jumps at the opportunity to visit the show. Upon their arrival, Scooby and the gang learn the circus performers have been terrorized by a werewolf who has not only frightened them but has also stolen jewelry from circus spectators. The circus is blamed for the attacks and faces a potential shutdown. Desperate for help, the circus ringleader turns to Scooby-Doo and his pals. To get close to the action, they all go undercover as circus performers: Fred becoming a trapeze artist, Daphne a daring motorcycle stunt driver and Velma a human cannonball. Will they be ready to face a frightening team of circus-themed werewolves? Buy the DVD right here.


Yeong-hie Seo (The Chaser) and Seong-won Ji (Harmony) star in Director Chul-soo Jang chilling first feature ‘Bedevilled,’ now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital from Well Go USA Entertainment.  When her pleas for help are ignored and cause her daughter’s death, a woman seeks revenge on the person she blames. ‘Bedevilled’ won the Audience Award for “Best Film” and Seo Yeong-hee was named “Best Actress” at Austin’s 2010 Fantastic Fest. In addition, the film was awarded the Grand Prize as Best Film at the 2011 Gérardmer Film Festival and Yeong-hie Seo won “Best Actress” at the 2011 Fantasporto International Fantasy Film Award. Bonus features include a behind-the-scenes featurette. A gorgeous woman takes a forced vacation to a strange, beautiful island. She befriends a pretty girl shocked to find out she is treated like a slave by locals and has attempted to escape the island. Can they both get off the island alive? Buy the Blu-ray right here.


Stephen Fry (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) stars as Peter Kingdom, a country solicitor whose compassion and humility has won him huge respect in the picture-perfect town of Market Shipborough in ‘Kingdom.’ But the popular lawyer is recovering from a recent tragedy – his brother, and business partner, Simon, disappeared at sea and is presumed dead. Simon’s body has never been found, leaving Peter searching for clues to the mystery surrounding his brother’s disappearance. Hermione Norris (Outcasts) stars as Peter’s troubled and lustful younger sister Beatrice, who wreaks havoc when she comes to live with him after being released from a rehabilitation clinic. Bonus features include a behind the scenes documentary. Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.

The Snorks

“I first discovered Captain Ortega’s logbook in a monastery that overlooks the sea. On the morning of February 13, 1634, Captain Ortega anchored his ship behind a barrier reef. That night, they were attacked by pirates. The ship, set afire, sank into the lagoon. Ten days later, the captain was found, delirious, still clutching his logbook. He described a world of tiny, underwater creatures no bigger than his thumb. No one believed him, but you know, there’s something about Captain Ortega’s story…that makes me believe it’s true!” It’s true, all right – just ask the Snorks! In their steam-powered city carved out of coral, these multi-colored denizens of the deep have whale-sized hearts and are up for any challenge – or party – the ocean might send their way. So come along with Allstar, Casey, Daffney, Dimmy, Junior and Tooter as they explore life within – and sometimes beyond – the limits! Buy the Season 1 DVD at

Jeff Dunham: Minding the Monsters

Worldwide comedy sensation Jeff Dunham debuts his fifth comedy special, “Minding the Monsters,” just in time for Halloween this coming October. The show brings together his favorite characters for millions of fans – Walter the Grumpy Retiree, Peanut, Bubba J, Jose Jalapeno… On a Steek! and Achmed the Dead Terrorist – as they’ve truly never been seen before in a haunted house where hilarity and delightful horror ensue. Filmed at Savannah, GA’s Lucas Theater in May, “Minding the Monsters” finds Dunham’s comedic troupe in sidesplitting situations that will both trick and treat viewers to a Halloween entertainment extravaganza. Walter transforms into something grumpier than he already is. Beer-swilling redneck Bubba J rises from the dead. Peanut becomes his alter ego, The Purple Avenger of the Night, accompanied by his spicy sidekick. And Achmed literally dresses to kill in an outfit that would terrify even the most terrifying terrorist. The special, complete with horror movie trailer spoofs starring each of the characters, takes Dunham’s phenomenally successful comedy to a whole new level that’s so funny it’s scary. The DVD and Blu-ray “Minding The Monsters” package is packed with special features and extras, including: A hilarious collection of “Monstrous Mistakes” outtakes from the special’s taping; a behind the scenes look in which Dunham shows Walter’s transformation into the grumpiest monster ever; A backstage “Tour of Terror” by Dunham that reveals the inner workings of the “Minding The Monsters” set; A “Minding the Miniatures” look with Dunham at how the special’s puppet graveyard was made; A behind the scenes “Monster Movie Magic” glimpse into the filming of the trailers; And a “Frightening Photos” visit to the “Minding the Monsters” photo shoot. Also included is audio commentary and bleeped and uncensored options to provide family-friendly viewing for Dunham’s all-ages audience of fans. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Care Bears: The Original Series Collection

The Care Bears are celebrating 30 years of Sharing, Caring and Fun. To commemorate the occasion, Lionsgate has released a limited edition ‘Care Bears: The Original Series Collection’ 30-year anniversary collectors’ set. The ultimate collection for fans old and new, this 6-DVD set features 64 classic episodes and a full-length movie – starring Cheer Bear, Share Bear, Tenderheart Bear and all of the Care Bear Cousins. Sinc ere-emerging from from hibernation in 2002, the Care Bears have struck a chord with a new generation of kids and teens, as well as their parents who originally grew up with them. Buy the DVD right here.

My First Collection, Volume 4 Featuring Robot Zot

‘My First Collection Volume 4’ is an engaging collection of stories certain to foster creativity and learning in toddlers.  Children ages 2 and up will rhyme along with Robot Zot!, learn the value of appreciation in Too Many Toys, and be inspired to take small steps that can make big changes in the world with The Curious Garden. Together, the three DVDs feature 12 engaging stories with narration by Zach Braff and others. Buy the DVD right here.

Last of the Summer Wine: Vintage 1993

The world’s longest running sitcom is back for another season of hilarious adventures…and a few misadventures. Hoping to keep his comrades as young and spritely as ever, Foggy sets up a training course to get Compo and Clegg in shape, but, as usual, safety isn’t his first concern. And when a gift arrives from Auntie Wainwright – a grill – the trio puts throws a barbecue that would put the savviest outdoor chef to shame. We can’t forget Foggy, ever the inspired inventor, comes up with the idea to create bicycle safety underwear and, later in the season, a three man windsurfing sailboard. Finally, in the Christmas special, the trio plan to host a visitor from outer space… or maybe just a neighboring town. Buy the DVD right here.

The Cottage

David Arquette (Never Been Kissed, Eight Legged Freaks, Scream), Kristen Dalton (upcoming Jack Reacher, The Departed, Dexter, The Dead Zone) and Victor Brown (TV’s “One Life to Live,” Closure) star in the instant cult-classic ‘The Cottage,’ now available on DVD. In this chilling suspense-thriller, a financially struggling couple with a new baby girl needs to rent out the cottage behind their house to make ends meet. When a prospective tenant has a sudden accident and is unable to take the place, they decide to rent it to a seemingly charming novelist, only to find out he’s not who he says he is. The film also stars Ken Baumann (TV’s “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”), sisters Morissa and Alana O’Mara (Hanna’s Gold, Machine Head), Lorraine Nicholson (Soul Surfer, Click) and Bellamy Young (TV’s “Scandal”). Chloe (Dalton) and Michael Carpenter (Brown), a struggling suburban couple, have no idea what they’re in for when they rent out the cottage behind their house to a quiet, charming romance novelist named Robert Mars (Arquette). It appears that Mr. Mars was looking for much more than a place to rent. Chloe begins to suspect he’s not who he says he is and she soon realizes that she’s in the fight of her life to protect herself and her family. Buy the DVD right here.

The Courier

Jeffrey Dean Morgan (TV’s “Magic City,” “Grey’s Anatomy”), Josie Ho (Contagion), Til Schweiger (Inglourious Basterds), Academy Award nominee Mickey Rourke (Best Actor, The Wrestler, 2008), Lily Taylor (Say Anything, TV’s “Six Feet Under”) and Miguel Ferrer (TV’s “NCIS: Los Angeles”) star in non-stop action thriller ‘The Courier,’ now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download.The story centers on a daredevil courier (Morgan) trying to deliver a briefcase to an underworld figure (Rourke) who can’t be found. Bonus materials include a behind-the-scenes featurette and deleted/extended scenes. The Courier (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) is delivered a mysterious suitcase that must be delivered to the world’s most dangerous assassin, Evil Sivle (Mickey Rourke). After several escapes and attempted killings the FBI gets involved. Is the assassin an old friend beset with revenge?Buy the DVD right here.

Happiness Is…Peanuts: Go, Snoopy, Go!

Let’s play ball with Snoopy and Charlie Brown. Warner Home Video brings an all new animated Peanuts collection to consumers with the release of Happiness is…Peanuts: Go, Snoopy, Go!,’ now available on DVD. The newest installment of the Happiness is…Peanuts collection, Happiness is…Peanuts: Go, Snoopy, Go! pairs the TV special It’s Spring Training, Charlie Brown with an episode from The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show on one disc. Step up to the plate with the Peanuts gang in It’s Spring Training, Charlie Brown. It’s springtime and Charlie Brown’s baseball team is gearing up for the new season. The players work their hardest to train and get into tip-top shape but in spite of all their efforts, end up with disappointing results. To top it off, Lucy points out that they are the only team without any uniforms. To boost the team’s morale, Charlie Brown manages to secure new uniforms after Mr. Hennessey at the hardware store promises to sponsor the team – with the condition they win the first game of the season. Will Charlie Brown and his teammates emerge victorious and score new uniforms? Buy the DVD right here.

Annie Claus is Coming to Town

It’s finally time for Santa’s daughter to see the world. And for a girl raised in the North Pole, what location could be more exciting than sunny California? Through his magical snow globe, the proud papa watches Annie (Maria Thayer) spread Christmas spirit throughout L.A., making friends with the owner of Candy Cane Inn and waltzing into a job at Wonderland Toys. But Santa’s lingering concern is the man his daughter will choose to take over the affairs of the North Pole. Will it be Ted (Sam Page), the kid at heart who sells vintage toys in a digital world, or the imposter, a Hollywood actor hired by the Senior Elf who wants the holiday all to himself? Santa knows that only Annie can make that decision—and that the fate of Christmas rests in her heart. Buy the DVD right here.

12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment brings families the perfect stocking stuffer with adorable puppies and jolly musical numbers with the release of ’12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue,’ on DVD. This festive tail follows 17-year-old Emma O’Conner (Danielle Chuchran) and her friends in their race against time and impossible odds to rescue the loyal puppy orphanage from an unscrupulous tycoon (Sean Patrick Flanery). The cast also includes D.B. Sweeney and Radio Disney star Alli Simpson. This action-packed, fun-filled adventure is chock full of exuberant kids, rambunctious puppies and many other wonderful holiday surprises. Buy the DVD right here.

30 Beats

Set in present-day Manhattan, ’30 Beats’ follows a group of New Yorkers whose lives intertwine though a series of sexual encounters during a summer heat wave. Ten characters are drawn into a complex ring of love and desire, each one caught beyond his or her control in a chain reaction of seduction, impulses and self- discovery. Released simultaneously in theaters and Video-On-Demand in July from Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions, the film is now available on DVD. ’30 Beats’ stars Paz de la Huerta (The Limits of Control, HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”), Justin Kirk (Showtime’s “Weeds,” HBO’s “Angels in America”), Ben Levin (TV’s “As the World Turns”), Lee Pace (TV’s “Pushing Daisies,” upcoming The Hobbit), Condola Rashad (Sex and the City 2), Thomas Sadoski (HBO’s “The Newsroom”) and Jennifer Tilly (Bride of Chucky). The film also features an international cast including Lithuanian actress Ingeborga Dapkunaite (Seven Years in Tibet), Peruvian actor Jason Day (Mancora) and French actress Vahina Giocante (Lila Says, 99 Francs) .Buy the DVD right here.

Something Big

The legendary Dean Martin stars in the classic film ‘Something Big.’ The story of notorious bandit Joe Baker who has a dream to achieve “something big,” the adventure begins when Joe seeks out a Gatling gun from a black marketer. The price he wants for the gun? A woman! So Baker kidnaps a female traveler off of the stagecoach, only to find that she is the wife of the commandant of the local Cavalry detachment. Things get further complicated when Baker is later forced to marry her as well. Fans of Dean Martin will love this classic film about an outlaw’s journey of love, deceit, and violence. Buy the DVD right here.

The Adventures of Scooter the Penguin

Featuring lessons of acceptance, honesty, teamwork and understanding, ‘The Adventures of Scooter the Penguin’ is a new CG animated family-friendly  feature in the tradition of The Penguins of Madagascar and Ice Age, now available on DVD. Scooter is a unique little bird from a lost colony of penguins known for their amazing speed and strength. Abandoned before he was even hatched, Scooter is taken in by a family of silver penguins who encourage his talents. Still, Scooter feels like he doesn’t belong. It is not until he learns lessons of love and self-worth that he returns to his village and saves the day. Buy the DVD right here.

The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow

Unwrap a Christmas miracle with this new deluxe edition DVD. Give your family a holiday to remember with this unforgettable story about the true meaning of Christmas from the animation powerhouse Rankin/Bass (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer). After Sister Theresa (voiced by Angela Lansbury) rescues an orphan shepherd boy from a lightning storm, she lovingly nurses him back to health. However , the boy suffered injuries during the storm and wakes up blind and discouraged in his new surroundings. With Sister Theresa’s help, the pint-sized shepherd with the king-sized heart learns that seeing goes deper than what your eyes show you. Buy the DVD at


Not all vacations are created equal with the release of the raunchy comedy ‘Mancation,’ now available on DVD. No bro will be left behind in this hilarious film. The day after his wedding, Vince’s perfect life has shattered and his friends come together to bring him back to life the only way they know how, by taking a trip to Atlantic City. Buy the DVD right here.

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