BBC Home Entertainment has released all thirteen blockbuster episodes from the seventh series of the iconic sci-fi series ‘Doctor Who‘ on Blu-ray and DVD. In addition, the set collects the 2011 and 2012 Christmas Specials, and exciting bonus features including behind-the-scenes featurettes, “Doctor Who at Comic Con,” the BBC America specials “The Companions” and “Doctor Who in the US,” and more. These latest adventures test the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith), and prove that even a madman with a box needs help sometimes. Say farewell to the Ponds all over again. Meet the enigmatic Clara for the first time…and the second, and the third! Face enemies new and old, follow the Doctor to the one place he should never go, and learn the secret to a really great soufflé. With a cliffhanger ending that will leave fans breathless, this set arrives just in time to catch up before the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special on November 23, and the Doctor’s regeneration in this year’s Christmas Special. In The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe, the 2011 Doctor Who Christmas Special, the Doctor proves that sometimes wishes really do come true when his mysterious gift leads Madge Arwell and her two children to a magical wintry wonderland. Then, in the first part of Series 7, the Ponds (Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill) make their final voyages with the Doctor. They save a spaceship full of dinosaurs, don Stetsons in the Wild West, and are even kidnapped by the Doctor’s oldest foe. But when they arrive in Manhattan, the Weeping Angels are waiting for them – and the Doctor has to say goodbye to his companions forever. The 2012 Christmas special, The Snowmen, brings the Doctor a new friend (Jenna-Louise Coleman) in Victorian London – but has he already met her before? And will she be able to pull him from his mourning in time to save London from the chilling menace that threatens it? The final eight episodes of series seven see the Doctor and his new companion battle monsters on distant alien planets, become trapped in a Russian submarine with a deadly passenger, chase terrifying ghosts, and come face-to-face with an army of upgraded Cybermen. When his friends are kidnapped, the Doctor and Clara are forced to visit the fields of Trenzalore, where the question that must never be answered is finally asked…and the Doctor uncovers the secret of the Impossible Girl. Buy the Season 7 Blu-ray right here.
The laughs — and the awards — just keep on coming for the #1-rated ‘Modern Family,’ winner of four consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series! With Jay and Gloria’s baby on the way and Haley going off to college, the entire Pritchett/Dunphy clan faces some major surprises as they bicker and bond over house-flipping headaches, unwanted play dates, and everything from hot-tempered hormones to in utero karaoke. Featuring a stellar array of guest stars including Matthew Broderick, Shelley Long and Elizabeth Banks, Season Four takes a heartfelt and laugh-out-loud hilarious look at what it means to be a ‘Modern Family.’ Buy the Season 4 Blu-ray right here.
In 1978, Compass International Pictures released an indie horror film by an up and coming director and a largely unknown cast. Presented by the late Moustapha Akkad, the film cost $325,000 and ended up not only becoming one of the most successful independent motion pictures of its time, but single handedly created the genre of the modern horror film along with the first iconic (via a painted-over William Shatner mask) cinematic slasher. Its global success spawned seven sequels, a reboot directed by Rob Zombie and a sequel-to-the-reboot, as well as created generations of grateful fans. The director’s name is John Carpenter and the film was ‘Halloween.’ This year marks the 35th Anniversary of the timeless thriller and to celebrate, Anchor Bay Entertainment has brought the terrifying original as it’s never been seen or heard before. For this very special release, Anchor Bay and Trancas went back to the vaults to present this legendary terror classic as never before, including creating an all-new HD transfer personally supervised by the film’s original cinematographer, Academy-Award nominee Dean Cundey (Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Apollo 13, the Back to the Future trilogy), a new 7.1 audio mix (as well as the original mono audio), a brand-new feature length audio commentary by writer/director John Carpenter and star Jamie Lee Curtis, an all-new bonus feature with Ms. Curtis, as well as selected legacy bonus features from previous ABE releases. The set is available in a collectible limited-edition book-style package (available only for the first printing) with 20 pages featuring archival photos, an essay by Halloween historian Stef Hutchinson and specially commissioned cover art by Jay Shaw. Buy the 35th Anniversary Blu-ray right here.
Iron Man 3
Marvel Studios’ ‘Iron Man 3‘ pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: Does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man? Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.
2 Broke Girls
Start saving those quarters from your couch cushions because ‘2 Broke Girls: The Complete Second Season’ is now available on DVD. In its second season on CBS, ‘2 Broke Girls‘ delivered an average of 12 million viewers weekly and was one of TV’s top 5 sitcoms among Households and Total Viewers. The DVD release includes all 24 half-hour episodes from the second season, plus over one hour of never-before-seen extras including 2 featurettes, deleted scenes, a gag reel, and 2013 Paley Festival Cast Q&A. In Season 2, Max and Caroline are still waiting tables in Brooklyn, but the future looks bright for their start-up business venture. There’s a boost from a super celebrity’s review of Max’s Homemade Cupcakes, a lucky break in real estate, and a surprise influx of cash, resulting in the grand opening of Max and Caroline’s very own cupcake shop! But success doesn’t happen overnight, and there are still rats to be dealt with. Plus ex-boyfriends and a new flame. And an eviction notice. But the girls pull through with a hearty helping of humor and wicked sarcasm and they, along with their family at the diner — Earl, Oleg, and Han, plus sexpot neighbor Sophie — make working for a living worth laughing about in ‘2 Broke Girls.’ Executive produced by Emmy Award winner/executive producer Michael Patrick King, ‘2 Broke Girls’ stars Kat Dennings (Thor, Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist), Beth Behrs (American Pie Presents: The Book of Love), Garrett Morris (Saturday Night Live), Jonathan Kite (In the Flow with Affion Crockett), Matthew Moy (Scrubs), and Jennifer Coolidge (American Pie films). Created by King and comedian Whitney Cummings (Whitney), the series is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with MPK Productions and Warner Bros. Television. Buy the Season 2 DVD right here.
‘Foyle’s War’ is back with three new feature length mysteries available on television, streaming, and home video. One of PBS’s most popular and highly acclaimed programs, Foyle’s War premieres its new season on Masterpiece Mystery! on PBS on Sept. 15, 22 and 29. Acorn TV, the first British TV focused streaming service at www.Acorn.TV, is offering each new episode the day after it airs on PBS, as well as all previous episodes for catch-up viewing. Additionally, the new episodes debut on DVD and, for the first time, Blu-ray from Acorn on Sept. 24; featuring the complete U.K. broadcast edition and nearly two hours of bonus features, which includes a recap of Sets 1-6; 4 behind-the-scenes featurettes (86 min.); introductions by writer & creator Anthony Horowitz (15 min.), and more. As the series returns, World War II is over, but the Cold War simmers in 1946 London. DCS Christopher Foyle (Michael Kitchen) has retired from police work when Britain’s secret intelligence service compels him to join its ranks. Reunited with his former colleague, newlywed Sam Wainwright (Honeysuckle Weeks), Foyle faces new—but no less deadly—threats in the world of spies and counterintelligence. Combining uncompromising historical accuracy with compelling, character-driven murder mysteries, this enormously popular, award-winning British series has won critical acclaim and undying viewer loyalty since its premiere on ITV in 2002 and PBS in 2003. Set 7 guest stars include Ellie Haddington (Life Begins), Tim McMullan (The Woman in Black), Jeremy Swift (Oliver Twist), Rupert Vansittart (Holy Flying Circus), and Daniel Weyman (Great Expectations) as Sam’s husband. Buy the Set 7 DVD right here.
‘Hannibal: Season One,’ the new addictive series on NBC from Gaumont International Television that has audiences everywhere on the edge of their seats, is now available for the first time on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and Digital Download. From Bryan Fuller, the co-creator of TV’s “Wonderfalls” and “Pushing Daisies,” David Slade, the director of Hard Candy and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and based on the novels of Thomas Harris, Hannibal: Season One delves into the complex mind of iconic villain Hannibal Lecter. Starring a critically acclaimed cast including Emmy Award nominee Hugh Dancy (Elizabeth I, Showtime’s “The Big C”), Academy Award nominee Laurence Fishburne (What’s Love Got to Do with It, Lead Actor, 1993, TV’s “CSI,” The Matrix) and Palme d’Or winner Mads Mikkelsen (Best Actor, The Hunt; Casino Royale), the “deliciously disturbing” (Chicago Sun Times) series captured TV audiences, premiering to over 4.3 million viewers. FBI Agent Will Graham (Dancy) hunts the most notorious serial killers. Graham is both gifted and cursed with an extraordinary ability: he can think like his prey, seeing what they see and feeling what they feel. What he doesn’t know is that his new partner is the most notorious serial killer of all. While pursuing an especially troubling, cannibalistic murderer, Special Agent Jack Crawford (Fishburne) teams Graham with a highly respected psychiatrist – a man with a taste for the criminally minded: Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mikkelsen). Dr. Lecter tests Graham every step of the way, toying with him and playing a game all his own, while they work to unravel the mystery and catch the killer. Like only Lecter can, he twists Graham’s mind, daring him to question everything he knows about others…and himself. Buy the Season 1 Blu-ray right here.
In this hysterical assortment of 23 uncensored ‘Family Guy‘ episodes, Peter has another painful encounter with the angry Giant Chicken, Quagmire tries to get giggity with Meg, and Brian and Stewie are beside themselves when they travel back in time to the show’s pilot episode. It’s a side-splitting blast to the past packed with celebrity guest voices, including Cate Blanchett, Ricky Gervais, Ellen Page and Ryan Reynolds. Buy the Volume 11 DVD right here.
Experience every thrilling moment of the popular crime drama with the release of ‘Hawaii Five-0‘ Season 3, now making waves on Blu-ray and DVD from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution. Featuring newly produced special features, dive into the mega-hit series starring Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park, Masi Oka and Michelle Borth with this latest collection, out just in time for the Season Four broadcast premiere on Friday, September 27. In addition to all 24 action-packed episodes, both the six-disc Blu-ray and seven-disc DVD collections boast exclusive material such as deleted scenes, a cast and crew gag reel and newly produced featurettes. Buy the Season 3 Blu-ray right here.
Two and a Half Men
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released the hilarious tenth season of ‘Two and a Half Men‘ on DVD. Ten seasons in, ‘Two and a Half Men’ continues to be a solid hit, ranking as network TV’s #2 Comedy with Households and Total Viewers, averaging nearly 14 million viewers per episode. Featuring stars Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher and Angus T. Jones, Two and a Half Men: The Complete Tenth Season DVD includes all 23 laugh-out-loud episodes from Season 10. Add in a side-splitting gag reel plus new behind-the-scenes footage, this release has all the makings of an unforgettable DVD experience. In Season Ten, the Malibu beach house men have matrimony on the mind. But where the heart (or other body parts) is concerned, even the most honorable guy can screw up. Billionaire entrepreneur Walden Schmidt (Kutcher) struggles with love when his wedding proposal gets shot down, indulges in a fling with a familiar stalker, and finds true love under a different (penniless) persona. Nebbish housemate Alan Harper decides life with his longtime girlfriend is better with her than without, then gets caught in an Internet scandal with his super hot ex-wife. And newly enlisted man Jake pops the Big Q to a tattoo queen twice his age, then decides he likes her daughter better! It’s just what guys do while under the influence of male egos, female wiles, and Berta’s occasional special brownies. The Season 10 guest stars include Miley Cyrus, Jaime Pressly, Scott Bakula, Hilary Duff, Judy Greer, Patton Oswalt, Marilu Henner, Michael Bolton and Melanie Lynskey, making this season a must-own hit. Two and a Half Men is produced by Chuck Lorre Productions Inc. and The Tannenbaum Company, in association with Warner Bros. Television. The tenth season of Two and a Half Men stars Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer, Angus T. Jones and Conchata Ferrell and was executive produced by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Jim Patterson, Don Reo and Michael Collier. Over its 10-year run, the series has been nominated for more than 40 Emmy Awards (with two wins for Jon Cryer) and two Golden Globes. Buy the Season 10 DVD right here.
The Weaver family moved from the city to the suburbs only to discover that their neighbors are aliens. From Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love, the writer of Cars, and Tangled) comes ‘The Neighbors,’ a new comedy about close encounters of the ultimate kind, in New Jersey. Marty Weaver (Lenny Venito) just wants the best for his wife Debbie (Jami Gertz) and their three ids. That’s why he’s moving them to Hidden Hills, New Jersey, a gated community complete with its own golf course. Marty is certain that their new home will be a dream come true. And then, they meet the neighbors. After Debbie and Marty frantically try to make sense of the weird neighbors (Very European? A cult? Amish athletes?), they discover that the entire Hidden Hills community is comprised of aliens from the planet Zabvron, Turns out the Zabvronians have been holed up in Hidden Hills for the past 10 years, awaiting instructions from back home. And the Weavers are the first humans who have ever lived amongst them. Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.
The Kings of Summer
Acclaimed, coming-of-age comedy ‘The Kings of Summer‘ is now avialable on Blu-ray and DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Rising stars Nick Robinson (TV’s “Melissa & Joey”), Gabriel Basso (Super 8) and Moises Arias (TV’s “Hannah Montana”) join comedy stalwarts Nick Offerman (TV’s “Parks and Recreation”), Alison Brie (TV’s “Community”) and Megan Mullally (TV’s “Will & Grace”) in the uniquely comic tale of three teenage friends who, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (TV’s “Funny or Die Presents”), ‘The Kings of Summer’ first summoned laughs from audiences and critics at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. The Blu-ray exclusively features deleted and extended scenes, as well as two featurettes, “Frankly Speaking With Frank Toy” and “The Long Shot.” Both the Blu-ray and DVD come with the “Alison and Eugene” featurette, as well as commentary by cast and crew, including director Jordan Vogt- Roberts and writer Chris Galletta, and actors Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso and Moises Arias. Three teenage friends – Joe (Robinson), Patrick (Basso) and the eccentric and unpredictable Biaggio (Arias) – decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land. Free from their parents’ rules, their idyllic summer quickly becomes a test of friendship as each boy learns to appreciate the fact that family – whether it is the one you’re born into or the one you create – is something you can’t run away from. Buy the Blu-ray right here.
Voyage of the Damned
Inspired by the true events of the 1939 voyage of the MS St. Louis, Voyage of the Damned is an Academy Award-nominated film that tells the emotional tale of 937 German Jewish refugees seeking haven from the atrocities of their homeland. Featuring an all-star cast (including Faye Dunaway, Max Von Sydow, Orson Welles, and Malcolm McDowell) and expert direction by Stuart Rosenberg (Cool Hand Luke), Voyage of the Damned is a powerful and unforgettable film that can now be owned for the first time on Blu-ray in its highest quality presentation to date. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.
From the innovative minds that brought you last year’s V/H/S comes ‘V/H/S/2,’ an all-new anthology of dread, madness, and gore. Searching for a missing student, two private investigators break into his abandoned house and find another collection of mysterious VHS tapes. In viewing the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize there may be terrifying motives behind the student’s disappearance. Buy the Blu-ray right here.
‘South Park‘ Season 16 is now available on Blu-ray and DVD, perfectly time to the new season now airing on Comedy Central. All 14 episodes from Season 16 are now available in this exclusive three-disc DVD set (two-disc Blu-ray), including the Emmy-nominated episode “Raising the Bar.” The Blu-ray and DVD feature mini-commentaries on all episodes by the creators of ‘South Park,’ Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Also included are never-before-seen deleted scenes. Buy the Season 16 Blu-ray right here.
A group of seniors anxiously prepare for Homecoming night in the sleepy town of Winston in ‘Bloody Homecoming.’ Three years after a tragic accident left a student dead at the annual dance, they find themselves haunted by a deadly visitor from their past. Unable to bury old demons, it looks like it’s finally payback time, and someone’s out for blood. Before the night is over, the halls will run red as they are stalked, staked and butchered by a relentless, savage killer bent on revenge. They must stop whoever is hunting them, or this year’s dance is going to be a killer. Buy the DVD right here.
War and Peace
A must-see for costume drama fans, the lavish adaptation of Tolstoy’s classic, ‘War and Peace’ is now available on DVD from Acorn. Featuring a stellar ensemble cast including Clémence Poésy (Fleur Delacour in Harry Potter series, October’s Last Love opposite Michael Caine), two-time Oscar-nominee Brenda Blethyn (Vera), Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) and Ken Duken (Inglourious Basterds, The Sinking of the Laconia), the gripping tale of passion and politics brings the timeless epic to life as it follows a circle of aristocrats who find their glittering world crumbling as war threatens imperial Russia. Filled with exquisite costumes, beautiful sets, and outstanding production values, this magnificent international production was filmed on location in Russia and Lithuania by Oscar-nominated director Robert Dornhelm. Set during Napoleon’s invasion of Russia, War and Peace follows the changing fortunes of brooding military hero Prince Andrej (Alessio Boni, Caravaggio, The Tourist), his bookish friend Pierre (Alexander Beyer, Good Bye Lenin!, Munich), and the spirited but naïve Natasha (Clémence Poésy). As Napoleon’s armies menace their privileged lives, the horrors of the battlefield reach into the elegant ballrooms and bedrooms of Moscow. Buy the DVD right here.
Prince of Darkness
Get ready for the ultimate presentation of the heart-pounding supernatural thriller by heralded master of horror director John Carpenter (Halloween, The Fog, They Live) as the long-awaited ‘Prince of Darkness‘ Collector’s Edition Blu-ray and DVD is now avaialable. Available for the first time on Blu-ray, this collector’s edition is brimming with insightful extras, including new interviews with John Carpenter and Alice Cooper, special audio commentary and much more. Donald Pleasence (Halloween), Jameson Parker (Simon & Simon), Lisa Blount (Needful Things), rock icon Alice Cooper, Victor Wong and Dennis Dun (both from Carpenter’s Big Trouble In Little China) star in this gripping suspense thriller on the terrifying battle between mankind and the ultimate evil. A group of graduate students and scientists uncover an ancient canister in an abandoned church. When they open it, they inadvertently unleash a strange liquid and an evil force on all of humanity. As the liquid turns their co-workers into zombies, the remaining members realize they have released the most unspeakable horror of them all. Terror mounts as the team must fight to save the world from a devilish fury that has been contained for over seven million years. Buy the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray right here.
Aleksandr is an illegal Russian immigrant living alone in New York. Traumatized by the sudden death of his mother, Aleksandr struggles to make ends meet and ultimately turns to escorting. As he descends into the dark world of the New York sex trade, he must also come to terms with who he is. But will his search for himself and a stable home come at a price? Maso presents an impassioned, emotional look at one man’s life, the decisions he makes and the price he pays for them. Buy the DVD right here.
Anything is Possible
Distributed by Image Entertainment (an RLJ Entertainment brand), ‘Anything Is Possible’ takes audiences on a heartwarming journey that will make them laugh, cry, and believe all at the same time. Beating Michael Jackson for the record of the youngest performer ever to headline a solo tour, Ethan Bortnick is a global phenomenon. He started playing the piano at the age of three, composed his first song at five years old and set the Guinness World Book Record for becoming the youngest headline entertainer at the age of six. Now at the age of twelve, he sets another milestone as one of the youngest performers to star and co-compose all of the music in the film Anything Is Possible. Ethan plays Nathan, a young boy who becomes separated from his mother, Army Lieutenant Margaret Peters (Chabert), when she goes missing during a tsunami rescue mission in Japan. Back home in Detroit, Child Care Services threatens to take Nathan away when it was revealed that his dad George (Bennett) isn’t his biological father. Nathan runs away, discovering his musical gift, a sense of belonging and his purpose along the way. An entertainer and a humanitarian, he has raised more than $30 million dollars for a variety of charities including the one closest to his heart, Children’s Miracle Network. Buy the DVD right here.
Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters
When 14-year-old Ray is recruited by the mysterious Duel Masters, he and his friends, Gabe and Allie, find themselves in a dangerous dimension where they must defend themselves – and Earth – from the heinous mastermind known as the Choten. Their trials won’t be easy: Choten’s skills in “The Way Of The Creature” enable him to summon unimaginable beasts to help carry out his dark-hearted plan. In these five exciting new episodes, Ray is temporarily blinded when battling a creature called Shaw K’naw, the kids investigate mysterious abductions, and Ray must enter the Darkness Civilization first to rescue Allie’s father…and then to rescue Allie. Buy the Darkness of Heart DVD right here.
Anthony Perkins makes a terrifying homecoming in his roles as the infamous Norman Bates, who after years of treatment in a mental institution for the criminally insane, has come home to run the Bates Motel. Vera Miles returns as the woman who is still haunted by her sister’s brutal murder and the ominous motel where it all occurred many years ago. Meg Tilly, Robert Loggia and Dennis Franz co-star in the terrifying sequel to Alfred Hitchock’s classic film. Buy the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray right here.
Join Scooby-Doo and his pals for 13 zany, animated adventures on ‘Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: Ruh-Roh Robot,’ now available on DVD. This two-disc set features an all-new, 22-minute cartoon titled Scooby-Doo! Mecha Mutt Menace, plus 12 exciting mysteries that will delight kids and adults alike. Scooby-Doo and the gang are together again in this exciting collection that’s comprised of fan favorite episodes which are offered together for the first time in one set. Strange and mystifying happenings take our favorite Great Dane and his pals on a variety of thrilling escapades the whole family will enjoy watching together. On Foul Play in Funland, the gang is compelled to investigate a sea-side amusement park, which appears haunted when it comes to life all on its own. Scooby-Doo visits Mars on Way Out Scooby. A thief finds a way to shrink cars in order to steal them on Disappearing Car Caper. The gang is terrorized by a dinosaur on The Dinosaur Deception and encounters killer bees on The Bee Team. The ghost of George Washington haunts the White House on Night Louse at the White House. These and other captivating mysteries await viewers on this not-to-be-missed release. Buy the 13 Spooky Tales: Ruh-Roh Robot DVD right here.
Geronimo Stilton: Operation ShuFongFong
Intrepid young explorers, pack your bags! Adventure comes knocking with the release of the animated children’s global sensation ‘Geronimo Stilton,’ now available on DVD. Kids and families from coast-to-coast are in store for a wild ride full of hilarious hijinks and far-flung antics alongside the brilliant mouse journalist and his courageous pals as they launch paws-first into exciting capers in search of the next big scoop! Buy the DVD right here.
Blood of Redemption
Power, money and betrayal converge in this star-studded, action-packed thriller featuring the best cast of baddies ever, as Dolph Lundgren, Vinnie, Billy Zane and Robert Davi get down to business in ‘Blood of Redemption.’ Quinn Forte (Zane) had it all: power, money, a woman who loved him and a brother who idolized him. But in one night, he loses it all when betrayed by his inner circle, he’s arrested and sent to jail. Upon his release, though, Quinn makes a bloody return to the underworld to exact revenge on those who set him up. And this time, redemption can only be found through blood…Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.
Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit
Experience the adventure in the all-new animated feature ‘Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit,’ now available on DVD. With a cast headlined by Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Tom Arnold (Hit and Run) and Academy Award nominee Michael Clarke Duncan (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, The Green Mile, 1999) along with pop singing sensation (the smash hit “Friday”) Rebecca Black in her feature film debut, the Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit follows Fu as he embarks on a journey to become a kung fu master. Awarded the Dove Foundation Seal of Approval, the Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit DVD, including a behind the scenes featurette and a sneak peak at “Miniscule,” with four award-winning animated shorts. In order to keep his promise to aging kung fu master Sifu, Fu the rabbit, a humble chef, must venture out of the comfort of his kitchen. He teams up with Penny, a kung fu prodigy, and her sidekick Biggie to go on a heroic quest to defeat Sifu’s arch-nemesis, Slash to save their kung fu academy from peril. Buy the DVD right here.
In 1980, Stanley Kubrick, who had earlier created landmarks in the genres of black comedy (Dr. Strangelove) and science fiction (2001: A Space Odyssey), released his masterpiece of modern horror, The Shining. Over 30 years later we’re still struggling to unearth its hidden meanings. Rodney Ascher’s wry and provocative documentary ‘Room 237‘ fuses fact, fiction and speculation through interviews with both fervent fans of the film and scholars, creating a kaleidoscopic deconstruction of Kubrick’s controversial classic. It is now available on Blu-ray and double-disc DVD. Many movies lend themselves to wide-ranging interpretations, but few as rich and mysterious as The Shining, Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Stephen King’s bestselling novel. In Rodney Ascher’s ‘Room 237,’ we hear from people who have developed complex theories about the film and believe they have decoded the hidden symbols and messages buried in the late director’s unforgettable shocker, in which a family man (played by Jack Nicholson) descends into madness while serving as the off-season caretaker of a deserted old hotel. The Shining received mixed reviews upon its initial release, but over the decades its stature has only grown, with Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese ranking it among the greatest horror films ever made. Buy the Blu-ray right here.
Anthony Perkins returns to the role of Norman Bates and makes his directorial debut in this second sequel to the Alfred Hitchcock classic ‘Psycho.’ The Bates Motel is once again the site of something evil as the rehabilitated Norman attempts to help a disturbed young woman, Maureen Coyle (Diana Scarwid – Mommie Dearest), who has left the convent because she can’t find any proof that God exists. Maureen bears a striking resemblance to one-time Bates Motel guest Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) which puts Norman on edge. At the same time, a nosy reporter is snooping around town looking into Norman’s past. Suspense, terror and black comedy worthy of the master himself are in hearty supply in the most shocking Psycho of them all. Buy the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray right here.
Fill the Void
‘Fill the Void,’ Israel’s Official 2012 submission for Best Foreign Language Film for the Academy Awards, is now available on DVD. The first feature film from writer/director Rama Burshtein, ‘Fill the Void’ was produced by Assaf Amir and was an official 2012 selection of the Toronto International Film Festival, the New York Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival. This moving Sony Pictures Classics film features Hadas Yaron, in her first leading film role, as a teenager who is forced to grow up when her family faces an unforeseen tragedy. For this remarkable debut, Yaron was awarded Best Actress at the 2012 Venice Film Festival. Special features on the DVD include a commentary with Hadas Yaron and Rama Burshtein, as well as a Q&A with Burshtein. ‘Fill the Void’ tells the story of an eighteen-year-old, Shira, who is the youngest daughter of her family. Her dreams are about to come true as she is set to be married off to a promising young man. Unexpectedly, her sister, Esther, dies while giving birth to her first child. The pain that overwhelms the family postpones Shira’s promised match. Everything changes when an offer is proposed to match Yochay, the late Esther’s husband, to a widow from Belgium. When the girls’ mother finds out that Yochay may leave the country with her only grandchild, she proposes a match between Shira and the widower. Shira will have to choose between her heart’s wish and her family duty. Buy the DVD right here.
Movies 4 You
Movies 4 You- Timeless Military presents four classic military films that explore war stories from WWII and the Korean War. Go For Broke, Hell Raiders, Lost Battalion and Tank Battalion feature star-studded casts including Van Johnson, Lee Marvin, Roger Moore and Barbara Parkins and are packaged together in a DVD set that is a must-have for war film buffs. Go For Broke (1951) Inspired by the true story of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Go For Broke! stars Van Johnson as a newly-commissioned officer tasked with leading a special Army attack force made up of Japanese-American soldiers who would become one of the most heavily decorated units in the history of the United States Army. Featuring several veterans of the 442nd in its cast, Go For Broke! was nominated for two Academy Awards. Hell Raiders (1968) Italy…during WWII. A demolition squad is led behind German lines to blow up a former American headquarters building in order that the secret documents in the basement do not fall into the hands of the Germans. Lost Battalion (1962) During WWII, a Philippine guerrilla leader guides a group of American refugees through Japanese-infested jungles to a waiting submarine. Tank Battalion (1958) Set in Korea, this war story tells the tale of four men in a crippled tank who are battling behind enemy lines. While pinned down by Communist fire, they also reminisce about their love lives. Buy the Timeless Military Collection DVD right here.
Experience a tale of devotion and salvation with the release of the two-part Biblical epic, ‘Barabbas,’ now available on Blu-ray Disc and DVD. Expanding on the story of Barabbas from a combination of various gospels, the miniseries is based on the 1950 Nobel Prize-winning novel by Swedish author Par Lagerkvist and stars Billy Zane (Titanic), Hristo Shopov (The Passion of the Christ), Paolo Seganti (LA Confidential), Christiana Capotondi (Merlin) and Filippo Nigro (Facing Windows). Shot on location in Tunisia, Barabbas picks up where the Bible left off and tells the remarkable story about a man seeking redemption after his life is spared at the cost of Jesus Christ’s death. Barabbas premiered in March 2013 on ReelzChannel as an original miniseries event.As the Bible tale goes, Barabbas and Jesus were imprisoned together and sentenced to death, but Pontius Pilate (Nigro) offered to release Barabbas (Zane) based on crowd demand. After his life is spared, Barabbas seeks redemption that leads him to a fight with an evil empire. Once a common criminal, he must accept that his sword is now at God’s service as he transforms from doubting his life’s purpose to discovering salvation in Christ. Take a journey of biblical proportions with Barabbas, now available on Blu-ray Disc and DVD. Buy the Blu-ray right here.
Dear Mom, Love Cher
Take a revealing look at one of the most iconic artists of our time, and the mother that raised her, with the release of ‘Dear Mom, Love Cher,’ now available on DVD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Experience the true story of Cher’s life and her close relationship with her family, including her mother Georgia Holt. Along with the unique access to family footage, this exclusive DVD release includes a special birthday video from Cher to her mother. The DVD is timed to coincide with the release of Cher’s highly anticipated, new solo album, also out on September 24. ‘Dear Mom, Love Cher’ provides a rare peek into Cher’s fascinating family history and features in-depth interviews with Georgia Holt, her daughters Cher and Georganne LaPiere Bartylak, and grandchildren Chaz Bono and Elijah Blue Allman. Dear Mom, Love Cher includes unprecedented access to the family and features a never-before-heard duet performance with Holt and Cher, along with the long-lost recordings Holt taped more than three decades ago that Cher has re-mastered for commercial release later this year, making her mother’s lifelong dream a reality. Buy the DVD right here.
Gene Simmons Family Jewels
America’s favorite rock star family is back with A&E’s reality smash, ‘Gene Simmons Family Jewels – The Final Season,’ now available on DVD. The hit comedy series reveals it all in the warm, funny and surprising final season. Fresh off the release of KISS’ bestselling album Monster and their massive worldwide tour, ‘Gene Simmons Family Jewels – The Final Season’ comes packed with over 15 minutes of extensive bonus footage never-before-seen on TV. After the show’s most successful season ever – who doesn’t get excited about weddings? – ‘Gene Simmons Family Jewels‘ on A&E returns for more family fun in Season 7. Will the KISS front man and Shannon Tweed settle into married bliss? Or will the couple’s 28 years together and two kids just bring, uh, more reality? Here’s the first wrench thrown: Shannon wants to adopt, and Gene and their two kids Nick and Sophie do not. If you know the couple’s dynamic, then you can guess the outcome. In other words, Gene better start practicing some serious rocking techniques (and we don’t mean rock ‘n roll). Buy the Final Season DVD right here.
San Francisco Giants: Hometown Heroics
Celebrate the remarkable history of the boys from the Bay Area in ‘San Francisco Giants: Hometown Heroics,‘ now available on DVD. This original program from award-winning Major League Baseball Productions features can’t-miss moments, history making feats and lovable heroes in one thrilling ride through the greatest moments in Giants history. With an all-star lineup of Giants legends and up-and-coming superstars, plus exciting bonus footage, the ‘San Francisco Giants: Hometown Heroics’ DVD takes a contemporary look at the history of this legendary franchise. Take a look back at players who transformed the history of the game, as well as at those who have undoubtedly impacted its future. From Candlestick to AT&T Park, Juan Marichal and Willy Mays to Jeff Kent, Matt Cain and Buster Posey, this crowd-pleaser covers all the heroes. The exciting blend of exclusive interviews, stunning footage, thrilling game highlights and a treasure trove of priceless stories will keep you on the edge of your seat as you relive these captivating Giants moments again and again. Buy the DVD right here.
In the House
A precocious teenager sends a mild-mannered man over the edge in the new suspense-filled drama ‘In the House,’ from award-winning director Francois Ozon. The film is now available on Blu-ray and DVD from Cohen Media Group. Francois Ozon, one of France’s most prolific, acclaimed and unpredictable directors (Young & Beautiful, Potiche, Hideaway, Angel, Swimming Pool, Under the Sand), turns to the mystery-thriller genre with ‘In the House,’ a story about the power of storytelling to both enlighten and delude. Sixteen-year-old Claude (Ernst Umhauer, The Monk) is a student in a writing class taught by bored, middle-aged Germain (Fabrice Luchini, Intimate Strangers, The Aviator’s Wife). Germain becomes fascinated with a story Claude has written about how he has schemed his way into the house of a schoolmate, Rapha, and seen things not meant for outsiders’ eyes. Germain at first scolds the boy, but then becomes seduced by Claude’s ongoing tale – in which the boy reveals his attraction to Rapha’s mother (Emmanuelle Seigner, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Frantic), details Rapha’s father’s problems, and much more. Buy the Blu-ray right here.
One Village Entertainment, an entity of RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE), is pleased to announce the DVD release of the captivating documentary ‘Dark Girls,’ directed by Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry. Featured on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, the powerful documentary earned the networks highest rated documentary to date with one million viewers tuning in and joining the conversation online. ‘Dark Girls’ is a fascinating and controversial film that goes underneath the surface to explore the prejudices dark-skinned women face throughout the world. It explores the roots of classism, racism and the lack of self-esteem within a segment of cultures that span from America to the most remote corners of the globe. Women share their personal stories, touching on deeply ingrained beliefs and attitudes of society, while allowing generations to heal as they learn to love themselves for who they are. Buy the DVD right here.