New On DVD/Blu-ray This Week: The Dark Knight Rises, Up, Star Trek: The Next Generation

'The Dark Knight Rises' (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)

The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises‘ arrives this holiday season onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group. In the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy, Gotham City is threatened by the masked terrorist Bane, forcing Batman to return from an eight-year absence and fight for his city one more time. Also now available is “The Dark Knight Trilogy Limited Edition Giftset,” featuring “Batman Begins,” “The Dark Knight” and “The Dark Knight Rises” all in one collection. Available on Blu-ray or standard definition DVD, “The Dark Knight Trilogy Limited Edition Giftset” includes a premium book exclusive to the collection, which takes fans deeper into the epic franchise, as well as existing special features. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment also plans to release “The Dark Knight Trilogy Ultimate Collector’s Edition” in 2013. Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar winner Christian Bale (“The Fighter”) again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. “The Dark Knight Rises” also stars Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy as Bane; Oscar winner Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”) as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake. Returning to the main cast, Oscar winner Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”) plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”) reprises the role of Lucius Fox. It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.


A feisty septuagenarian reluctantly teams up with a young explorer in ‘Up,’ the Oscar-winning Best Animated Feature Film by Pixar. Carl Fredricksen (voiced by Ed Asner) is a 78-year-old balloon salesman who dreams of seeing the wilds of South America, and it looks like he may get there after tying enough helium balloons to his house to take flight. The only kink in his plan is the 8-year-old stowaway on his front porch. Voices include Christopher Plummer and John Ratzenberger. Buy the 3D Blu-ray combo pack right here.

Star Trek: The Next Generation

The journey to new frontiers continues in spectacular high definition as the legendary series ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ The Second Season is now available on Blu-ray. Adding to the exclusivity and collectability of the Blu-ray release is an HD, “Extended Cut” of “The Measure of a Man,” which includes deleted scenes and different angles from the broadcast version. The original version of the episode is included, as well as a “Hybrid Extended Cut,” combining the high-definition on-air version of “The Measure of a Man,” with video of the extra material taken from an early VHS rough-cut that was in the writer’s archives. The spectacular collection boasts a must-see reunion of the cast, who were brought together earlier this year in Calgary in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the series. Produced exclusively for the series’ Blu-ray, this never-before-seen reunion roundtable chat features all of the best known cast regulars, including Patrick Stewart (Captain Jean-Luc Picard), Jonathan Frakes (Commander William T. Riker), LeVar Burton (Lt. Commander Georgi LaForge), Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi), Brent Spiner (Lt. Commander Data), Michael Dorn (Lieutenant Worf), Gates McFadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher) and Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher). Buy the Season 2 Blu-ray right here.

The Simpsons

Get ready go to back to Springfield for more hilarious adventures with Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie and the rest of your favorites with ‘The Simpsons‘ Season 15 DVD release. Special features include “All Aboard with Matt,” “The Unusual Ones,” “Living in the Moment,”audio commentary on all episodes, an animation showcase, a special language feature, and Blu-ray bonus episodes: “The Otto Show,” “Das Bus,” and “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge.” Buy the Season 15 Blu-ray right here.


In Iowa, butter carving is as cut-throat as a Presidential election, plagued with scandal, greed, blackmail, and sex – except with butter!  When long-reigning champion butter sculptor, Bob Pickler (Ty Burrell), is forced to step down, his zealous wife, Laura (Jennifer Garner), enters the competition herself to fight fortheir status as butter royalty in the new movie ‘Butter.’  A win seems virtually guaranteed for the poised and studied candidate when a formidable contender emerges: the fresh-faced, effortlessly charismatic 10-year-old, Destiny (Yara Shahidi), an African-American foster child of local couple, Jill and Ethan (Alicia Silverstone and Rob Corddry).  Suddenly, it’s anybody’s game and Laura will do anything to win – even if it means resorting to sabotage and seducing her foolish ex-boyfriend, Boyd (Hugh Jackman), as a co-conspirator. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Ancient Aliens

Did intelligent life forms visit Earth thousands of years ago and bring technologies that affected the course of human history? How do we make sense of ancient Indian texts describing “flying machines of the gods”?  Are those really “landing strips” in Peru? Do aliens visit us now? ‘Ancient Aliens: Collector’s Edition’ brings together a thorough exploration of the theories first proposed by Erich von Daniken in his 1968 book, “Chariots of the Gods”. Produced with the cooperation of the author himself, History launched all-new expeditions to seek out and evaluate evidence of ancient alien contact. Exploring phenomena that defy explanation, the series provides historical context to the questions and speculations surrounding ancient astronaut theory, as well as firsthand accounts and groundbreaking evidence supporting these controversial opinions. From the age of dinosaurs to the mysteries of ancient Egypt, and from the possibility of time travel to present-day sightings and cover-ups, each disc provides the information you need to make up your own mind. ‘Ancient Aliens’ examines 25 thousand years of the most credible alien evidence here on Earth.Buy the Collector’s Edition DVD right here.

Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo‘ dives back into homes in breathtaking Blu-ray. The must-“sea”, must-own Oscar-winning underwater adventure – featuring the unforgettable Marlin, his forgetful friend Dory and the lovable young Nemo, swims into living rooms for the first time ever in high-definition Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D and Digital platforms. The film fully immerses viewers in the stunning underwater world of ‘Finding Nemo.’ From the creators of ‘Toy Story’ and ‘Monsters Inc.,’ this critically acclaimed and heartwarming tale splashes off the screen with brilliant digital picture, high definition sound and breathtaking 3D bonus features that transport you beyond your imagination. The film, first released in theaters in 2003, earned the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film and remains the fifth highest grossing animated film worldwide. In 2008, the American Film Institute named it among the Top 10 greatest animated films ever made. Buy the 3D Blu-ray combo pack right here.

Angry Boys & We Can Be Heroes

Chris Lilley, Australia’s critically acclaimed comedian/actor/writer, is at it again. Recipient of an American Film Institute Award for Best Comedy Series and Best Performance in a Television Comedy for his earlier HBO comedy series, ‘Summer Heights High,’ Lilley amps up his acutely-observed, character-based comedy stylings in two outrageously funny and edgy series – ‘Angry Boys‘ and ‘We Can Be Heroes.’ The taboo-crossing series are hilariously unconventional, impetuous and filled with endearing characters that will make comedy fans laugh and cringe at the same time. In ‘Angry Boys,’ Lilley uses his chameleon-like talents to play multiple roles in a mock-documentary look at the lives of average boys and men, displaying their day-to-day interactions and struggles to fulfill their obligations to family and friends. Loaded with over six hours of bonus features, Angry Boys on Blu-ray and DVD and includes an S.mouse concert and music videos, deleted scenes and bloopers. The groundbreaking mockumentary ‘We Can Be Heroes’ follows the daily lives of five very special individuals who are among the thousands of citizens vying for the prestigious title of “Australian of the Year.” As portrayed by Lilley, the five nominees are from different parts of the country and represent the full spectrum of the country’s society. We Can Be Heroes on DVD has over two hours of extra content including deleted scenes, outtakes, a behind-the scenes featurette and “Ricky at the Logies” feature. Buy the Angry Boys Blu-ray right here and the We Can Be Heroes DVD right here.

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Disney’s ‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green,’ one of the year’s most uplifting and enchanting family films, is now available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, High Definition Digital and On-Demand platforms. It’s the perfect, must-own family-film for audiences of all ages to enjoy and snuggle up to this holiday season. From Academy Award-nominated writer/director Peter Hedges (Dan in Real Life, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape), and starring Golden Globe winner Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, Oscar winner Dianne Wiest and CJ Adams as Timothy Green, comes this highly imaginative story about a happily married couple who can’t wait to start a family but can only dream about what their child would be like. Then one stormy night young Timothy shows up on their doorstep. Soon they and the small town in which they live learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life’s greatest gifts. The story is written by Ahmet Zappa (“American Gangster,” “Changeling”).  Bonus features, include a documentary “Family Roots: Bringing ‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green’ to the Screen,” which looks at this unique family story and the creative team that brought it to life; “Glen Hansard: Behind ‘This Gift” – the Academy Award winning songwriter tells how he and Marketa Irglova crafted the moving end-credits song; “This Gift” Music Video by Glen Hansard and much more. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

World Without End

Ken Follett takes viewers back to his fictitious town of Kingsbridge, but 200 years later and with all new characters for fans to fall in love with. Experience the
romance, tragedy and victory in the $46 million, eight-hour epic miniseries ‘World Without End,’ which aired on ReelzChannel on October 17th and is now available on Blu-ray and DVD. Best-selling Welsh author Ken Follett has sold more than 130 million copies of his books worldwide.  Eye of the Needle, Key To Rebecca, On Wings of Eagles and The Pillars of the Earth are among his numerous, critically acclaimed suspense and historical novels that have been adapted into films and TV mini-series, capturing top ratings, as well as Emmy Awards and Golden Globe nominations. The hit miniseries from Tandem Communications and Ridley & Tony Scott’s Scott Free Films stars an internationally acclaimed cast including two-time Emmy Award winner Cynthia Nixon (Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, “Sex in the City,” 2004; Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” 2008), two-time Academy Award nominee Miranda Richardson (Best Supporting Actress, Damage, 1992; Best Actress, Tom & Viv, 1994), Ben Chaplin (The Thin Red Line, Murder by Numbers), Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Faster, Going the Distance), Academy Award nominee Peter Firth (Best Supporting Actor, Equus, 1977), Charlotte Riley (Easy Virtue), Rupert Evans (Hellboy), and Sarah Gadon (Cosmopolis). In ‘World Without End,’ times are tougher than ever in England as the country is on the brink of war with France and the citizens are facing The Plague that will eventually decimate one-third of its population. A feisty young woman (Riley) inspires her medieval town to confront the most powerful forces of her time — namely the Church and the Crown — as they fight to save their town from ruin, and ultimately usher in a new era of freedom, innovation and enlightenment. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Shaka Zulu

He was an illegitimate prince who reclaimed his birthright with brilliance and brutality. He created a vast new nation from warring tribes and forged an army that defied the most powerful empire on earth. He was Shaka Zulu. Brought to life in an epic, 10-part production, the story of the legendary, 19th-century African king became one of the most compelling and controversial miniseries in television history. From his boyhood in exile to the bloody struggles that solidified his rule and his proud defiance of British colonists, ‘Shaka Zulu’ is the unforgettable tale of a man who stood at the heart of a battle between two worlds. Filmed entirely on location in South Africa, ‘Shaka Zulu’ stars Christopher Lee (The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars Episode II), Edward Fox (The Dresser, Gandhi) and Henry Cele as Shaka. Now, featuring a meticulous, frame-by-frame restoration, ‘Shaka Zulu’ looks better than it ever has before. Buy the DVD right here.

Korg: 70,000 BC

A plaintive hunting horn, heard over a ruddy sunrise, signaled the start of something different on Saturday mornings in the mid-seventies. Clan Korg had arrived to take kids and kids at heart on a series of live-action anthropological adventures across the dangerous terrain of prehistory in ‘Korg: 70,000 B.C.’ Aided by consultants from both New York’s American Museum of Natural History and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Korg ditched battling dinos and discovering fire for a more mature focus on the dawn of cooperation and compassion amongst our Neanderthal brethren as personified by it’s pre-nuclear family. Korg is the patriarch of the clan, which includes Mara, his mate; Bok, Korg’s younger brother; and Korg’s three offspring: Tana, 15; Ree, 12; and Tar, 11. Together, they brave opposing tribes, cave bears and fire while discovering the roots of art, diplomacy and commerce in the world of 70,000 BC. Burgess Meredith narrates. Buy the complete series at

Power Rangers Super Samurai

The Power Rangers are SUPER powered with all new weapons and villains in the Lionsgate Home Entertainment release of the newest installment of the epic entertainment franchise, ‘Power Rangers Super Samurai: The Complete Season,’ now available for the first time on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and Digital Download. Follow the team as they are supercharged and ready to save the world, and relive all 20 episodes of the current Power Rangers series. In this exciting season, join the Rangers as they discover the power of the Black Box and are faced with their strongest opponents ever. For the first time ever, the episodes will be available for Digital Download the day after airing. Saban’s Power Rangers Super Samurai combines action-filled storylines with humor and heart, while promoting important values of teamwork, responsibility, friendship and fitness. Buy the Complete Season DVD right here.

Silent Night

You better watch out! Santa Claus is coming to town, and he knows who’s been bad in ‘Silent Night.’ A loose remake of the horror classic ‘Silent Night, Deadly Night,’ the film’s stellar cast includes Malcolm McDowell (Rob Zombie’s Halloween, Easy A), Jaime King (Sin City, My Bloody Valentine 3D), Donal Logue (Shark Night 3D, Blade), Lisa Marie (Sleepy Hollow), Brendan Fehr (Final Destination, X-Men First Class), and Ellen Wong (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World).
McDowell and King star as a small-town sheriff and deputy on the hunt for a murderous Santa Claus terrorizing their community on Christmas Eve. But with the streets full of Santas for the annual Christmas parade, the killer is hiding in plain sight. He’s made his list, checked it twice, and the naughty are going to pay with their lives. ‘Silent Night’ was directed by Steven C. Miller (Automaton Transfusion, The Aggression Scale) and produced by The Genre Company and Insidious Pictures. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

The Game

Tia Mowry-Hardrict is back with the popular, comedy-drama ‘The Game’ Season 5, now available on DVD. Being the wife or girlfriend of a pro football player might sound like a glamorous and stress-free existence, but Melanie Barnett (Mowry-Hardrict) is about to discover the truth. Melanie’s boyfriend, Derwin, is the new third-string wide receive for the San Diego Sabers. While Derwin battles for playing time on the field, Melanie focuses on learning all the power plays that NFL wives use to get their men the best agents, managers, endorsements, merchandising deals and even the best charity opportunities. In the fifth season, Melanie works hard on accomplishing her own victories off the field through negotiating deals with egos, groupies and image consultants in hopes of winning “the game” among the women behind the athletes. Buy the Fifth Season DVD right here.

Eastbound & Down

After fleeing his North Carolina hometown, washed-up major-league pitcher Kenny Powers spent a soul-searching season in Mexico as “La Flama Blanca” – and ended up returning to the States a changed man. Or is he? Find out with the release of ‘Eastbound & Down: The Complete Third Season,’ now available on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and Digital Download with over an hour of uproarious bonus features. Powers, whose boorish behavior and fading fastball led to a spectacular career flame-out now finds himself back on the mound in the USA. Picking up a year after season two, the third season finds Kenny in action on the “Redneck Riviera” (aka Myrtle Beach, SC), somehow resurrecting his baseball career by becoming the closer for the minor-league Myrtle Beach Mermen. Even as he tries to pass himself off as the “King of Myrtle Beach,” Kenny struggles to come to terms with growing older and accepting the responsibilities of being a new father. Buy the Season 3 Blu-ray right here.


Prepare for a slam dunk as ‘Thunderstruck’ is now available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download. From Warner Premiere and director John Whitesell (Big Momma’s House 2), ‘Thunderstruck’ stars 3-time NBA All-Star and gold medalist Kevin Durant as himself, Taylor Gray (“Bucket & Skinner’s Epic Adventures”), Brandon T. Jackson (Tropic Thunder, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightening Thief), Doc Shaw (Disney’s “Pair of Kings”) and Jim Belushi (“According to Jim”). ‘Thunderstruck’ is written by Eric Champnella (Mr. 3000) and Jeff Farley from a story by Jeff Farley. The film is produced by Mike Karz (Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve) and executive produced by Eric Goodwin and Bill Johnson. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features a hi-definition and standard definition copy of the film and UltraViolet; and the single disc DVD features a standard definition copy of the film and UltraViolet. UltraViolet allows consumers to download and instantly stream the standard definition theatrical version of the film to a wide range of devices including computers and compatible tablets, smartphones, game consoles, Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

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‘Mannix,’ the action packed detective drama, is back on DVD with the show’s final season. Golden Globe winner Mike Connors stars as Joe Mannix, the hard-boiled and gritty private investigator who defies all rules and protocols as he fights crime on the streets of Los Angeles. ‘Mannix: The Final Season’ comes in a collectible six disc set that includes all high-speed car chases, flying bullets and fistfights that made the legendary series a fan favorite. Buy the Final Season DVD right here.

Titanic: Blood & Steel

A hundred years after the fateful maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic comes the thrilling adventure ‘Titanic: Blood & Steel,’ now available on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and Digital Download from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The 12-part television mini-series chronicles the story behind the construction of the “unsinkable” ship. Starring Kevin Zegers (TV’s “Gossip Girl”), Alessandra Mastronardi (To Rome With Love), Derek Jacobi (The Kings Speech), Neve Campbell (The Scream Franchise), and with Chris Noth (TV’s “The Good Wife”), Titanic: Blood & Steel is directed by Ciarán Donnelly (Showtime’s “The Tudors”). The 3-disc Blu-ray and 3-disc DVD sets both include two extensive featurettes: a “making of” plus a behind-the-scenes look into the visual effects of the mini-series. Belfast, 1909. The Harland and Wolff shipyard has been handed the greatest project in its history. It will build a great, unsinkable ship.  And it will be called the RMS Titanic.  Titanic: Blood & Steel is the untold story of the building of a legend, and the many lives it affected during its 3-year construction.  To its wealthy investors, it was a dream.  To the middle class who oversaw the project, it was a challenge.  But to the working class who built it, Titanic was the start of a revolution.  With Ireland under British rule, and the Protestant and Catholic struggle intensifying, Titanic was more than a ship…it was a symbol of ambition, hope and unity. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Hope Springs

‘Hope Springs’ stars three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, Academy Award winner Tommy Lee Jones and Golden Globe winner Steve Carell. It was directed by David Frankel and written by Vanessa Taylor. The Blu-ray and DVD come with director commentary, alternate takes, a gag reel and the featurette “Inside the Perfect marriage: Meryl Streep & Tommy Lee Jones,” focusing on Arnold and Kay, the lead couple of the film. Exclusive to the Blu-ray are four additional featurettes. “An Intimate Look at Making Hope Springs” takes viewers behind the scenes of the film. “An Expert’s Guide to Everlasting Passion” provides real marriage experts giving marital advice. “The Dr. is In: Steve Carell on Dr. Feld” features Carell explaining the research he did to prepare for the film. “The Passionate Performer” provides an inside look at the acting career of Meryl Streep. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Francis Ford Coppola: 5-Film Collection

Revisit some of the best works from one of cinema’s most influential filmmakers with the release of the ‘Francis Ford Coppola 5-Film Collection,’ now available together for the first time on Blu-ray Disc. From ‘Apocalypse Now’ to ‘Tetro,’ the set includes some of the iconic filmmaker’s best works, sharing a combined total of 12 Academy Award nominations and two wins. In addition to Apocalypse Now and Tetro, the collection also includes the classic film’s updated and extended version, Apocalypse Now Redux, along with the thriller The Conversation and One From The Heart, available for the very first time in stunning high definition. With unforgettable performances from a list of top Hollywood talent including Marlon Brando (Apocalypse Now), Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now), Robert Duvall (Apocalypse Now), Vincent Gallo (Tetro), Harrison Ford (Apocalypse Now, The Conversation), Gene Hackman (The Conversation), Frederic Forrest (The Conversation, One From The Heart), Raul Julia (One From The Heart), Cindy Williams (The Conversation), John Cazale (The Conversation), Nastassja Kinski (One From The Heart) and Teri Garr (One From The Heart), the Francis Ford Coppola 5-Film Collection celebrates the very best in cinema. Just in time for the holidays, and perfect for film fans, the ‘Francis Ford Coppola 5-Film Collection’ features hours of bonus material. Buy the Collection right here.


This year, Christmas has a new hero! Audiences from coast-to-coast are in store for holiday hijinks with ‘Elf-Man,’ starring Jason “Wee Man” Acuna, Jeffrey Combs and Mackenzie Astin. The non-stop action beings on Christmas Eve at the Harper house, where Ryan and Kasey Harper’s dad is hard at work on his newest invention. The Harpers are all set to have a Merry Christmas – until Dad is kidnapped by a gang of thieves seeking to steal his newest creation. When Santa arrives that night to find the Harpers in trouble, he fulfills the wish that Kasey makes on a magical elf doll by leaving behind one of his elves. Buy the DVD right here.

The Dog Who Saved the Holidays

Anchor Bay unleashes the fourth title in this bestselling series and brings together two very popular ’80s sitcom icons: Shelley Long and Michael Gross. Also starring Gary Valentine, Elise Donovan and Dean Cain, the film features the voice talents of Joey Lawrence and Peyton List as dueling doggies and delivers fun for the whole family. In ‘The Dog Who Saved the Holidays,’ the fur begins to fly when the Bannister family jets off with their dog, Zeus, to celebrate the holidays at Aunt Barbara’s stunning Malibu mansion. Aunt Barbara surprises them with a new puppy named Eve and the whole family is smitten except Zeus, who quickly learns the new pooch is not as innocent as she seems. Buy the DVD right here.

Wu Dang

Wenzhuo Zhao (Sacrifice, True Legend), Mi Yang (Painted Skin: The Resurrection) and Siu-Wong Fan (Flying Swords of Dragon Gate) star in Director Patrick Leung’s (Blade of Kings) thrilling action-adventure film ‘Wu Dang,’ now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download. With action choreography by Corey Yuen (Shaolin), ‘Wu Dang’ is a high-flying, fresh look at the wire-fighting martial arts epics of the past, with a new twist: ‘Wu Dang’ is the first film to examine the art of Wu Dang Kung Fu, and the mysticism of Ying Yang. Bonus materials include a behind-the-scenes featurette and deleted/extended scenes. There is a rumor:  secret treasures hide in Wu Dang mountain. In the early days of Republican China, an American man – greedy for gold and hungry for riches – brings his daughter, a prodigy in martial arts, to compete for a championship title in kung fu combat, while planning to find and steal the riches for himself.  It won’t be easy. Fierce competition, dedicated protectors, and unexpected romance block the path to the Wu Dang fortune, and when the true nature of the prize is discovered – everything you know about martial arts will change forever. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Fred 3: Camp Fred

YouTube sensation Fred Figglehorn is heading to camp for the first time ever this holiday season in an all-new movie, ‘Fred 3: Camp Fred,’ now available on DVD, Digital Download, On Demand and Pay-Per-View. Fred’s summer does not go as planned when he is trapped at camp by an evil counselor, but with the help of his new friends, he battles the rival camp and turns the summer into a fun time they will never forget.  Starring Lucas Cruikshank as Fred, the film also features Daniella Monet (TV’s “Victorious”) and special appearances by WWE Superstar John Cena (TV’s “WWF Raw) and Tom Arnold (True Lies). ‘Fred 3: Camp Fred ‘is the third original movie based on Fred the YouTube sensation! The Fred phenomenon continues to grow with “Fred: The Show” series on Nickelodeon, with its broadcast premiere receiving 3.5MM viewers. In addition, the Fred movie franchise has delivered over 15MM viewers on Nickelodeon.
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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

‘My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – Adventures in the Crystal Empire’ is now available on DVD from Shout! Factory Kids in collaboration with Hasbro Studios. ‘Adventures in the Crystal Empire’ includes 5 episodes from the beloved Friendship Is Magic series. Bonus features include a sing-along and coloring sheet. In ‘Adventures in the Crystal Empire,’ a magical empire has suddenly appeared in the arctic north of Equestria, and Princess Celestia needs Twilight Sparkle and her friends to find a way to protect it. While her friends try to keep the Crystal Ponies occupied at the Crystal Faire, Twilight Sparkle searches for the hidden Crystal Heart that is the key to keeping their empire safe from harm. Buy the Adventures in the Crystal Empire DVD right here.

The Biggest Loser: 30-Day Power X-Train

Throw out your excuses and get into a heart-thumping exercise routine with the release of ‘The Biggest Loser:  30-Day Power X-Train,’ now available on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand. Shed pounds and burn mega calories with the Power X-Train regimen and you will feel better than ever. Take it up a notch with the fat-burning moves in 30-Day Power X-Train! You’ve seen contestants drop pounds on NBC’s hit series, “The Biggest Loser,” and now it’s your turn! Using cross-training and core movements, you’re going to shed unwanted pounds, burn maximum calories and tone and tighten your legs, abs and arms for a total body workout.   Get ready to sweat with trainers Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince as they challenge every muscle in your body. Buy the DVD right here.

Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters

This holiday season, kids and families are invited on a wondrous journey into the imaginative world of Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters,’ a current animated hit series produced by Hasbro Studios and Wizards of the Coast. Featuring the voice talent of popular actors Scott Wolf, Freddy Rodriguez, John DiMaggio, Oded Fehr, Phil LaMarr, David Sobolov, Kari Wahlgren and Jason Marsden, this popular action-fantasy series offers an inspiring story about a young hero, Ray, who possesses the rare ability to befriend and duel alongside fantastical creatures from a parallel dimension. It’s up to Ray to master the ancient art of Kaijudo in order to protect both worlds. Moreover, this adventure-filled series highlights the tales of friendship, loyalty and determination, and further addresses the show’s central theme of anti-bullying. Featuring five adventurous episodes, an exclusive alternative art “Kenina” playable trading card, and special bonus feature A Look at KAIJUDO: Rise of the Duel Masters, this DVD is not to be missed. Ray, a 14-year-old who lives with his mom and grandfather, has been recruited by the Duel Masters to study ‘Kaijudo’– “The Way of the Creature.” They chose Ray for his natural talent as a creature tamer and duelist. Along with pals Allie and Gabe, Ray learns to work with the magical creatures… in their world.  Each duel he fights yields new experience and allies in both worlds.  The Veil, which has divided the two worlds for a thousand years, is crumbling. Hope lies with those who can masters the art of Kaijudo. Buy the Creatures Unleashed DVD right here.

The Biggest Loser: Power Ab Blast

Six-pack abs and a sculpted core have never been as attainable as in ‘The Biggest Loser:  Power Ab Blast,’ now available on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Join all-star trainers Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince, along with your favorite show contestants, in six targeted exercise routines that focus on strengthening your core. Drop inches from your waistline with the sculpting moves in Power Ab Blast. You’ve seen contestants dramatically slim down on NBC’s hit series, “The Biggest Loser,” and now it’s your turn! Shape a strong and defined core withPower Ab Blast workout. Burn belly fat and get those chiseled abs you’ve always wanted with trainers, Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince. Buy the DVD right here.

 Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

He is China’s most globally renowned artist and a leading activist in the fight against oppression. And now, in ‘Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry,’ we meet the man behind the headlines. Journalist and filmmaker Alison Klayman was granted unprecedented access to Ai Weiwei to present this first feature-length portrait of the sculptor, photographer, filmmaker and installation artist. Ai was widely praised for his work on the “Bird’s Nest” stadium for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, but that same year his criticism of the Chinese government following the Sichuan earthquake that claimed thousands of schoolchildren made him a target of the powers that be. Presenting a rare look inside modern China while documenting Ai’s courageous artistic process in preparation for major museum exhibitions, his intimate exchanges with family members, and his increasingly public clashes with the police and the government, ‘Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry’ is a unique portrait of the man behind the headlines. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Billy Blanks Jr. Dance Party Boot Camp

Get ready to sweat and have some high-octane fun with ‘Billy Blanks Jr. Dance Party Boot Camp,’ now available on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Son of the famous Tae Bo creator, Billy Blanks Jr. brings his spin on fitness to your home where he will rev up your workout with the ultimate dance party. This 30-minute workout will supercharge your calorie burn with a non-stop mix of the hottest dance moves and boot camp conditioning. ‘Billy Blanks Jr. Dance Party Boot Camp’ is designed for all ages, shapes and sizes.  It’s the best time you’ll ever have losing weight. Billy Blanks Jr. continues to build his brand as teacher and creator of the “Dance With Me” fitness classes available at 24 Hour Fitness and currently being rolled out worldwide. Buy the DVD right here.

MLB All-Time Bloopers

The athletes that play Major League Baseball are the world’s best displaying skill, tenacity, and grace. But every now the ball park turns amusement park when the unexpected, unintentional, and unexplainable leaves us laughing with joy. Major League Baseball Productions has dug deep into its vast video and film archives to uncover the classic and clever, the historic and hysterical, and the most entertaining episodes from the big league diamonds to create the dazzlingly delightful DVD – ‘MLB All-Time Bloopers.’ From sprinklers gone awry to bugs where they don’t belong to players coming to the ballpark on skateboards and rickshaws, ‘MLB All-Time Bloopers’ delivers the laughs and is the perfect DVD for baseball fans who both love their sport and more than a little comic relief. Featuring the celebrity voice of “Saturday Night Live” star Bobby Moynihan, this is sure to be a must-have stocking stuffer for the holiday. Buy the DVD right here.

Step Up Revolution Dance Workout

Burn fat while getting down with the ‘Step Up Revolution Dance Workout’ from Summit Entertainment. Available on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand, the all-new workout DVD features four upbeat dance workouts based on the music and moves from the hit movie, ‘Step Up Revolution.’ From the living room to the dance floor, hosts Bryan Tanaka and Micki Duran teach moves that you can do anywhere – and no partner required! Shake your booty to the bass bumpin’ beats from the movie as you learn new steps that can be done alone for a heart-pounding workout or put together for a jaw dropping dance routine. Wiggle your hips to the sexy Salsa and Mambo inspired moves and get funky with the Hip-Hop grooves all while slimming down and trimming your waistline. Buy the DVD right here.


If you were a famed mystery playwright with a devastating string of recent flops, what would you do for a can’t-miss thriller script? Beg for it? Pay for it? Or would you kill for it? You would if you were Sidney Bruhl, the leading character in Ira Levin’s dazzlingly funny, deliciously scary, Broadway-smash-turned-movie-hit ‘Deathtrap.’ Michael Caine starts as Bruhl and Christopher Reeve stars as Bruhl’s one-time student, who’s written a play so flawless “even a gifted director couldn’t ruin it” …and who requests Bruhl’s production help. And Dyan Cannon is Bruhl’s loving wife, who doesn’t want the student helped to an early grave. Sydney Lumet directs Deathtrap’s hairpin twists with such drop-dead wit and delightful dread that you’ll stop laughing only long enough to gasp in surprise. Buy the Blu-ray at

Denise Austin: Fit in a Flash

Denise Austin wants you to have the body you’ve always wanted in 7 minutes! Ignite your metabolism and start shedding pounds and inches with ‘Denise Austin: Fit in a Flash,’ now available on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand. ‘Denise Austin: Fit in a Flash’ provides seven dynamic workouts (plus a warm-up and cool down) focused on cardio, strength training and toning, all delivered in a quick seven minutes each! Start with the level 1 workouts, and when you’re ready, advance to level 2. When you’re feeling good, combine the workouts for a total body blast that will get you Fit in a Flash! Denise Austin: Fit in a Flash features a custom workout and music-only options. A five-foot-four-inch dynamo, Denise Austin has sold more than 25 million workout units (DVD and VHS), authored more than 10 books on fitness, and starred in the longest running fitness show in the history of television. An innovator in fitness, Denise Austin has been on the President’s counsel for over 12 years and has new branded fitness products launching with 35 skus November 2012 at Rite-Aids nationally. Buy the DVD right here.

Jane Fonda: Prime Time AM/PM Yoga For Beginners

Fitness pioneer Jane Fonda is back again with Yoga designed for Baby Boomers! Build strength, improve flexibility and relax the body with the release of ‘Jane Fonda: Prime Time AM/PM Yoga For Beginners,’ now available on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand.. The perfect gift for this holiday season, the DVD features Fonda’s five favorite beginners yoga exercises designed for mornings and evenings. ‘Jane Fonda: Prime Time AM/PM Yoga for Beginners’ contains three AM yoga workouts, designed to make you feel rejuvenated and energized, and two PM workouts that will help you relax, unwind and release tension and stress from your day. Includes a bonus 5-minute workout to improve your balance and help you get the yoga body you desire. A towel, chair, yoga mat and light weights are recommended. A fitness guru and author, Jane Fonda has produced and starred in over 20 exercise videos since 1982. The Jane Fonda’s Workout video became the highest selling home video ever moving over a million copies. Fonda subsequently released 23 workout videos with the series selling a total of 17 million copies combined, more than any other exercise series. She also released five workout books and thirteen audio programs.  After a fifteen-year hiatus, she returned to fitness, releasing two new fitness DVDs in 2010, and then two additional DVDs in 2011, which she designed to address the unique fitness needs of boomers and seniors. Buy the DVD right here.

Denise Austin: Shrink Your 5 Fat Zones

Blast away unwanted fat with ‘Denise Austin: Shrink Your 5 Fat Zones,’ now available on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand. Lose inches with Denise’s favorite fat burning, cardio exercises to target tone trouble zones on your butt, belly, back, thighs and arms. Each workout is 10 minutes and delivers maximum calorie burning results. When you’re short on time, get in what you can, and for optimal results, do all 5 Fat Zones for a total body fat-burning workout that you’ll love! A five-foot-four-inch dynamo, Denise Austin has sold more than 25 million workout units (DVD and VHS), authored more than 10 books on fitness and starred in the longest running fitness show in the history of television. An innovator in fitness, Denise Austin has been on the President’s counsel for over 12 years and has new branded fitness products launching with 35 skus November 2012 at Rite-Aids nationally. Buy the DVD right here.


Ringing with the showbiz sass of its Jule Styne/Stephen Sondheim score, the film version of the Broadway hit ‘Gypsy’ takes you on a grand vaudeville tour. It sweeps you up in the roller-coaster relationship of Louise (Natalie Wood), the wallflower later to blossom into sophisticated stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, and her ambitious mother, Rose (Rosalind Russell who’s performance won her a fifth Best Actress Golden Globe Award). Karl Malden scores as Herbie, the salesman who falls for Rose – to his exasperation. Full of terrific tunes (Everything’s Coming Up Roses and Small World among them), Gypsy will certainly entertain you and definitely make you smile. Buy the Blu-ray at

Prayfit 33-Day Body Toning System

From Jimmy Peña, founder of Prayfit, best-selling author and faith-based exercise physiologist whose clients have included Tyler Perry, Mario Lopez and LL Cool J., comes ‘Prayfit 33-Day Body Toning System,’ now available on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand. ‘Prayfit 33-Day Body Toning System’ is a complete workout and motivational system designed to tone, tighten and sculpt your legs, shoulders, chest, back, arms and abs. Bolster your faith and reshape your entire body in 33 minutes a day for 33 days. The DVD includes the popular “Prayfit Minutes,” weekly devotionals to inspire and encourage you to improve your life by giving your best effort. Jimmy leads you through a workout that builds lean muscle with targeted exercises and blasts through body fat with several bouts of high-intensity cardio, so you will see results faster than you would by doing cardio alone. Ideal for any fitness level, your goal is to improve steadily each day, building your fitness and your faith. Buy the DVD right here.

Ballet Beautiful: Body Blast

Get a fit, firm and graceful body with this ballet inspired workout from Mary Helen Bowers, former New York City Ballet dancer and trainer to Natalie Portman for her Academy Award-winning role in Black Swan. Bowers shares her ballet-inspired workout that’s getting the celebrities fit and feminine bodies through the Lionsgate Home Entertainment release of ‘Ballet Beautiful: Body Blast’ on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand. This total body routine will help sculpt a lean, long dancer’s body with four 15-minute targeted workouts. Mix and match these workouts to tone your arms, abs and butt. Perfect for anyone pressed for time and looking for a quick and challenging workout with great results! Strengthen and stretch muscles simultaneously to elongate and tone the entire body. The workout includes Ballet Beautiful Swan ArmsTM, a 15-minute Ballet Beautiful: Body Blast and Butt Series Parts 1 & 2. Mary Helen Bowers, Ballet Beautiful founder, is an accomplished ballerina, a visionary fitness expert and a leader in the global trend of ballet-inspired fitness. Her signature Ballet Beautiful method uses customized, low-impact cardio and toning exercises to sculpt a strong, graceful physique and beautiful posture. She has been sought out by A-list actresses, celebrities and supermodels around the world including Kirsten Dunst, Helena Christensen, Liv Tyler, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jaime King and Zooey Deschanel. Mary Helen opened her first studio in New York City’s Soho neighborhood in May of 2011 and released her first book,Ballet Beautiful, with a forward by Natalie Portman, in June 2012. In addition, she has a global online training program and has sold thousands of videos in over 50 countries worldwide. Buy the DVD right here.

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