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OnVideo's Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases

Tuesday, June 4 -- Monday, June 10

All DVD Releases

  • Identity Thief

    photo A meandering slapstick comedy that bases its laughs on the interactions between a very big, brassy woman (Melissa McCarthy) -- a thief who lives off a stolen identity -- and a smaller, meeker office worker (Jason Bateman), the man who was her mark. When accounts rep Sandy Patterson (Bateman) finds that his identity has been stolen, his credit destroyed and his life threatened by outstanding police warrants, he decides to track down the culprit, the fake Sandy Patterson (McCarthy), and bribe, coax and wrangle her from Florida back to Denver, where he can prove who the real Sandy Patterson is. Along the way there's car chases, car accidents, gunfights, bounty hunters and all manner of inanity. Vitals: Director: Seth Gordon. Stars: Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, Tip "T.I." Harris, Genesis Rodriguez, John Cho, Robert Patrick, Eric Stonestreet. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: R, 112 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $129.916 million, Universal. 3 stars


  • Warm Bodies

    photo I'm always thirsty for zombie flicks of all kinds, from the original "... of the Dead" gorefests through "Dead Alive" to the more modern interpretations such as "28 Days Later"; I particularly have a soft spot for zombie comedies such as "Fido," "Zombieland" and "Shaun of the Dead." Now comes a zombie romcom, replete with star-crossed lovers, a stubborn, bull-headed father, and hordes of humans, zombies and "skeletons" (zombies who have been reduced to just skin and bone) battling it out -- it's kind of a post-apocalyptic Romeo and Juliet with great special effects, poignancy and laughs. Nicholas Hoult stars as R, a zombie who begins to have memories, learns how to talk, and even has dreams -- highly unusual for a living-dead survivor of a zombie epidemic. He encounters Julie (Teresa Palmer), a human survivor, and rescues her from a zombie attack, secreting her to a hiding place where the pair form a special relationship in their struggle for survival. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies -- he's becoming increasingly more human -- and when she returns to safety, she has to persuade the other humans that the zombies are slowly transforming into something closer to themselves. It's exciting, romantic and transformative -- a little love can save the world. Co-stars Rob Corddry as R's buddy, M, and John Malkovich as Julie's militaristic dad. Based on the novel by Isaac Marion. Vitals: Director: Jonathan Levine. Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Analeigh Tipton, Rob Corddry, Dave Franco, John Malkovich, Cory Hardrict. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: R, PG-13 min., Comedy Horror, Box office gross: $65.019 million, Summit/Lionsgate. 3 stars

  • Escape From Planet Earth

    photo Animated family comedy begins on the planet Baab, where admired astronaut Scorch Supernova is a national hero to the blue alien population. A master of daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with the quiet aid of his nerdy, by-the-rules brother, Gary, head of mission control at BASA. When BASA's no-nonsense chief Lena informs the brothers of an SOS from a notoriously dangerous planet, Scorch rejects Gary's warnings and bounds off for yet another exciting mission. But when Scorch finds himself caught in a fiendish trap set by the evil Shanker, it's up to scrawny, risk-adverse Gary to do the real rescuing. As the interplanetary stakes rise to new heights, Gary is left to save his brother, his planet, his beloved wife Kira and their adventure hungry son Kip. Vitals: Director:. Stars: Voices of Brendan Fraser, Rob Corddry, Jessica Alba, Sarah Jessica Parker, William Shatner, Kaitlin Olson, James Gandolfini, Craig Robinson, Ricky Gervais, Sofia Vergara. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 89 min., Animated, Box office gross: $55.540 million, The Weinstein Co. 2 stars

  • A Good Day to Die Hard

    photo Bruce Willis is back in action as John McClane, the heroic New York cop with a knack for being in the wrong place at the right time. John's latest predicament takes him all the way to Russia to track down his estranged son, Jack (Jai Courtney), who has been imprisoned in Moscow. But jack is not who he seems to be, and the mission takes a deadly turn as father and son must join forces to thwart a nuclear weapons heist that could trigger World War III. Vitals: Director: John Moore. Stars: Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Yuliya Snigir, Cole Hauser, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Amaury Nolasco, Sebastian Koch, Anne Vyalitsyna. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: R, 98 min., Action, Box office gross: $66.260 million, Fox. 2 stars

    Blu-ray Debuts

  • Creature From the Black Lagoon
  • Dirty Mary Crazy Larry/Race With the Devil Double Feature
  • Electra Glide in Blue
  • In Old Arizona
  • Earthquake
  • The Invisible Man
  • Mad Max Trilogy
  • Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
  • Midway
  • The Mummy
  • The Odd Couple
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • The Shadow
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    All DVD Releases

    Adventure Time: The Complete Second Season (2010-11) Two-disc DVD and one-disc Blu-ray set with 26 episodes. Formats: DVD, $26.95; Blu-ray Disc, $32.07. Extras: Commentaries, featurette filmed by series creator Pendleton Ward that provides exclusive access to and interviews with members of his talented show team. (Cartoon Network/Warner).

    Adventure Time: The Complete First Season BLU-RAY DEBUT (2010) Single-disc with 26 episodes. (Cartoon Network/Warner).

    Alfred Hitchcock: The Essentials Collection -- Limited Edition Blu-ray Includes the new Blu-ray versions of "Rear Window," "Vertigo," "North by Northwest," "Psycho" and "The Birds" that appeared in the massive "Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection (Limited Edition)" Blu-ray set last year. $79.98. (Universal).

    Aroused (2013) Documentary gets up close and personal with 16 of the most successful women in the adult film industry, revealing personal stories about their lives, why they chose the business of sex, how they got into porn in the first place, and more. The film was directed by Deborah Anderson and stars Alexis Texas, Allie Haze, April O’Neil, Ash Hollywood, Asphyxia, Belladonna, Brooklyn Lee, Francesca Le, Jesse Jane, Katsuni, Kayden Kross, Lexi Belle, Lisa Ann, Misty Stone, Tanya Tate and Teagan Presley. Formats: DVD, $22.99. (Ketchup Entertainment).

    Breaking Bad: The Fifth Season (2012) Eight episodes: "Live Free or Die," "Madrigal," "Hazard Pay," "Fifty-One," "Dead Freight," Buyout," "Say My Name" and "Gliding Over All." Formats: Four-disc DVD, $55.99; three-disc Blu-ray, $65.99. Extras: Eight-minute, uncensored bonus scene "Chicks 'N' Guns," created and produced exclusively for the home entertainment release; cast and crew commentaries on every episode; deleted scenes; outtakes; three featurettes: "Nothing Stops This Train" on location explores what a huge undertaking it is to film a modern-day train heist, "The Cleaner: Jonathan Banks as Mike" with fan-favorite Cleaner Jonathan Banks, "Chicks 'N' Guns: Behind-the-Scenes"; "Writers' Room Timelapse" takes viewers through the entire breaking of episode "Fifty-One" with commentary from the writers; Laura Fraser and Jesse Plemons audition footage; prison stunt rehearsal footage; "Gallery 1988 Art Show" with artwork inspired by the show; "Chris Hardwick's All-Star Celebrity Bowling" features team Breaking Bad going head to head with team Nerdist to raise money for charity; "Inside Breaking Bad." Blu-ray adds two featurettes: "Scene by Scene: Directors Discuss Memorable Moments" and "The Writers of Breaking Bad." (Sony).

    Brooklyn Castle (2012) An intimate look at the challenges and triumphs facing members of a below-the-poverty-line inner city junior high school champion chess team that has won more national championships than any other in the country amidst financial crises and unprecedented public school budget cuts. Formats: DVD, $19.99. (Millennium Entertainment).

    Charlie Zone (2011) Amanda Crew, Glen Gould, Mpho Koaho. A disgraced boxer and ex-convict is hired to abduct a runaway from a crack house in the city's notorious "Charlie Zone," and return her safely to her family. But nothing goes quite as planned and nothing is quite what it seems. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Anchor Bay).

    Clint Eastwood 40 Film Collection DVD set of 40 Eastwood films. See the complete list. Formats: DVD, $179.98. Extras: New documentary "Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story." (Warner).

    Clint Eastwood 20 Film Collection Blu-ray set of 20 Eastwood films. See the complete list. Formats: Blu-ray, $129.95. Extras: New documentary "Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story." (Warner).

    Combat!: The Complete Third Season (1965-66) Eight-disc set with 32 episodes, $39.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: Commentaries, photo gallery, oddities & bloopers. (Image Entertainment).

    Creature From the Black Lagoon: Classic Monsters BLU-RAY SINGLES DEBUT (1954) Richard Carlson, Julia Adams. Extras: "Creature from the Black Lagoon" 3D version, "Back to the Black Lagoon," production photographs, commentary with film historian Tom Weaver. Also available on DVD. (Universal).

    The Company We Keep (2010) Nefetari Spencer, Shelli Boone, Stephen Bishop. A female record company exec juggles life and love in this ensemble urban rom-com. Formats: DVD. (Entertainment One).

    Curious George: The Complete Sixth Season (2012) Two-disc set with 20 fun-filled episodes with George and friends as they explore his world and invent clever solutions to memorable mis-adventures. Formats: DVD. (Universal).

    Dirty Mary Crazy Larry/Race With the Devil Double Feature BLU-RAY DEBUT "Dirty Mary Crazy Larry" (1974): Peter Fonda, Susan George, Adam Roarke, Vic Morrow. "Race With the Devil" (1975): Peter Fonda, Warren Oates. (Shout! Factory).

    Dora the Explorer: Dora Rocks! (2012) Three sing-along, rockin' episodes with Dora and Boots: "Dora Rocks!" "Baby Bongo's Big Music Show" and "Little Map." Formats: DVD, $14.99. (Nickelodeon/Paramount).

    Earthquake BLU-RAY DEBUT (1974) Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy, Lorne Greene, Genevieve Bujold, Richard Roundtree, Marjoe Gortner, Barry Sullivan, Lloyd Nolan, Victoria Principal, Walter Matthau. (Universal).

    Electra Glide in Blue BLU-RAY DEBUT (1973) Robert Blake, Billy Green Bush, Mitch Ryan, Jeannine Riley. Extras: Commentary and introduction by director James William Guercio, trailer. (Shout! Factory).

    Escape From Planet Earth (2013) Voices of Brendan Fraser, Rob Corddry, Jessica Alba, Sarah Jessica Parker, William Shatner, Kaitlin Olson, James Gandolfini, Craig Robinson, Ricky Gervais, Sofia Vergara. Formats: DVD, 3D Blu-ray /Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary with director Cal Brunker, "The Making of Escape From Planet Earth," alternate takes and deleted scenes; music featurettes from Delta Rae, Owl City and Cody Simpson. (The Weinstein Co./Anchor Bay).

    Falling Skies: The Complete Second Season (2012) Ten episodes of TNT's alien invasion series. Formats: Three-disc DVD, $39.98; two-disc Blu-ray, $49.99; Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurettes, "The Skitter Evolution," tour of the "Falling Skies" set, commentaries, and an exclusive trading card from Rittenhouse included on pack. (Warner).

    The First Churchills (1969) Three-disc set of the classic miniseries that launched Masterpiece Theatre, $59.99. Formats: DVD. Extras: Exclusive interview with Susan Hampshire; photo gallery; 10-page insert with a sampling of the Churchills' real love letters, glossary of historical figures and terms, and House of Stuart family tree. (Acorn Media).

    Frontline: The Economic Meltdown (2013) Two-disc set with five fascinating "Frontline" programs about one of the worst economic crises in America's history: "Inside the Meltdown," "Ten Trillion and Counting," "Breaking the Bank," "The Warning" and "Cliffhanger." Formats: DVD, $39.99. (PBS Distribution).

    A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Yuliya Snigir, Cole Hauser, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Amaury Nolasco, Sebastian Koch, Anne Vyalitsyna. Formats: DVD, two-disc extended edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Blu-ray Extras: Deleted scenes, 15-part "Making It Hard to Die" behind-the-scenes documentary, "Anatomy of a Car Chase," "Two of a Kind," "Back in Action," "The New Face of Evil," pre-vis sequences, VFX Sequences, stills gallery (storyboards, concept art), theatrical trailers, commentary by director John Moore and first assistant director Mark Cotone, "Maximum McClane." (Fox).

    Identity Thief (2013) Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, Tip "T.I." Harris, Genesis Rodriguez, John Cho, Robert Patrick, Eric Stonestreet. Includes both rated and unrated versions. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Gag reel, "The Making of Identity Thief." Blu-ray adds "Scene Stealing: Capturing the Humor of Identity Thief," "The Skiptracer's Van," alternate takes. (Universal).

    Ice Road Truckers: Season 6 (2012) Four-disc set with 16 episodes; this season, veteran drivers Hugh, Alex, Rick and Jack compete with three newcomers to battle the farthest reaches of the North American continent. Formats: DVD, $39.99. Extras: Thirteen shorts never-before-seen on TV. (History Channel/Lionsgate).

    In Old Arizona BLU-RAY DEBUT (1928) Warner Baxter, Edmund Lowe, Dorothy Burgess. A charismatic bandit must outsmart the sheriff trying to catch him and a double-dealing Mexican beauty in this Western that was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Featuring an Oscar-winning performance by Warner Baxter as The Cisco Kid. (Fox).

    The Invisible Man: Classic Monsters BLU-RAY SINGLES DEBUT (1933) Dir.: James Whale; Claude Rains. Extras: Now You See Him: The Invisible Man Revealed, production photographs, commentary with film historian Rudy Behlmer. Also available on DVD. (Universal).

    It's a Disaster (2012) Julia Stiles, America Ferrera, David Cross, Rachel Boston, Erinn Hayes. In this doomsday comedy, four couples who meet for Sunday brunch find themselves stranded in a house together as the world may be about to end. When Tracy Scott (Stiles) decides to introduce her new beau Glenn (Cross) to her three friends and their significant others, what starts out as a friendly brunch turns into an impromptu therapy session and airing of domestic grievances. Compounding the situation is a mysterious attack on the city that may signal the end of civilization. Formats: DVD. (Oscilloscope Laboratories).

    Journey of the Universe (2012) Emmy Award-winning documentary, broadcast on over 275 PBS television stations, weaves a tapestry of scientific discoveries in astronomy, geology, biology, ecology and biodiversity with humanistic insights concerning the nature of the universe. From The Big Bang, or Great Flaring Forth, to the epic impact humans have on the planet today, "Journey of the Universe" is designed to inspire a new understanding and closer relationship with Earth in a period of growing environmental and social crisis. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Shelter Island).

    Journey of the Universe: Conversations (2012) A 20 episode collection of interviews with some of the world's greatest minds in science, history and environmental studies. The 10 hour, four-disc series integrates the perspectives of the sciences and the humanities into a retelling of our 14 billion year story. "Conversations" with scientists, historians, and environmentalists explores the unfolding story of Earth, the universe and the role of humans in responding to our present challenges. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Shelter Island).

    The Last Ride (2012) Henry Thomas, Jesse James, Kaley Cuoco, Fred Dalton Thompson, Stephen Tobolowsky. Based on the controversial life story of singer-songwriter Hank Williams, country music's original bad boy. The man, the myth and the music come together when Williams travels from Alabama in 1952 to a series of New Year's shows in West Virginia and Ohio. This remarkable journey leads straight into the heart and soul of the legendary performer ... as he takes one last shot at redemption. Featuring all-new versions of Williams' greatest songs. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: A Look Inside The Last Ride. (Fox).

    Mad Max Trilogy BLU-RAY Three-disc set with "Mad Max" (1979), "Mad Max Road Warrior" (1982) and "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome" (1985). Available in limited premium tin packaging, $49.99. (Warner).

    Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome BLU-RAY DEBUT (1985) Mel Gibson, Tina Turner. (Warner).

    Mental (2013) Liev Schreiber, Toni Collette, Caroline Goodall, Anthony LaPaglia, Kerry Fox, Deborah Mailman, Rebecca Gibney, Lily Sullivan. Comedy about a charismatic, crazy hothead who transforms a family's life when she becomes the nanny of five girls whose mother has cracked from her husband's political ambitions and infidelity. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Interviews. (Universal).

    Midway BLU-RAY DEBUT (1976) Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glenn Ford, Hal Holbrook, Toshiro Mifune, Robert Mitchum, Cliff Robertson, Robert Wagner, Robert Webber, Ed Nelson, James Shiget Extras: "The Making of Midway"; "The Score of Midway"; "Sensurround: The Sounds of Midway"; "Scenes Shot for the TV Version"; "They Were There," hosted by Charlton Heston; photograph montage. (Universal).

    Mosquita y Mari (2012) Fenessa Pineda, Venecia Troncoso. Coming of age drama on family, friendship and first love. After being assigned as study partners, two Latina high schoolers fall gradually in love against the backdrop of life in Southeast Los Angeles. Formats: DVD. Extras: Making-of featurette "Behind the Scenes of Mosquita & Mari"; director Aurora Guerrero's short film, "Viernes Girl," about a young Salvadoran girl who gets creative with her ways of interfering in her brother's romances. (Wolfe Video).

    Mountain Men: Season 1 (2012) Two-disc set with eight episodes of the reality series, $19.98. This highly rated History series follows three men -- Eustace Conway, Tom Oar and Marty Meierotto -- who live in different parts of the United States who live in the mountains and have devoted their lives to survival in its simplest form. Formats: DVD. Extras: Bonus footage. (Lionsgate).

    The Mummy: Classic Monsters BLU-RAY SINGLES DEBUT (1932) Boris Karloff. Extras: "Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed"; "He Who Made Monsters: The Life and Art of Jack Pierce"; "Unraveling the Legacy of The Mummy"; "The Mummy" archives; commentary with Rick Baker, Scott Essman, Steve Haberman, Bob Burns and Brent Armstrong; commentary with film historian Paul M. Jensen. Also available on DVD. (Universal).

    The Odd Couple BLU-RAY DEBUT (1968) Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon. (Warner).

    Perfect Understanding photo (1933) Gloria Swanson, Laurence Olivier, John Halliday. Cinema icons Gloria Swanson and Laurence Olivier made just one film together, and now that rarely seen gem -- a 1933 romantic comedy written by a young Michael Powell -- has been recovered and restored for its Blu-ray and DVD debut. The film was shot at London's renowned comedy factory Ealing Studios, and is an eye-opener for its candid treatment of sexuality and pregnancy; just a few years later such frankness would be tamped down in the U.K., as it would in Hollywood. It was also a pivotal film for Gloria Swanson, who had struggled in the early years of the talkies to maintain the vaunted position she had held as a silent-screen superstar. She produced the film herself, and it was the only one she made in Britain. Judy (Swanson) and Nicholas (Olivier) are a young society couple who marry based on the "perfect understanding" that they will be allowed to enjoy extramarital adventures and never let jealousy come between them. That arrangement is soon put to the test when, during their honeymoon, they go to Cannes to spend time with friends. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Two shorts from 1933: "Husband's Reunion" and "Dream Stuff," both produced by another icon of early screen comedy, Mack Sennett. (Cohen Film Collection).

    Phantom of the Opera: Classic Monsters BLU-RAY SINGLES DEBUT (1943) Claude Rains, Susanna Foster, Nelson Eddy. Extras: "The Opera Ghost: A Phantom Unmasked," production photographs, feature commentary with film historian Scott MacQueen. Also available on DVD. (Universal).

    The Politician's Wife (1995) A woman's life is turned upside down when it is revealed that her husband, a member of the British Parliament, has been having an affair with a former prostitute; though she publicly stands by her man, she secretly orchestrates a political power play against him. Formats: DVD. Extras: Background essay by writer Paula Milne. (Acorn Media).

    A Portrait of James Dean: Joshua Tree, 1951 (2012) James Preston, Dan Glenn, Dalilah Rain, Edward Singletary Jr., Robert Gant, Erin Daniels. Set primarily in the early 1950s and focusing on James Dean's experiences as an up-and-coming actor in Los Angeles, writer-director Matthew Mishory's debut feature film is a series of revealing and sometimes dreamlike vignettes that blend biographical and fictionalized elements to present pivotal moments in a remarkable life. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Mishory's award-winning short film "Delphinium: A Childhood Portrait of Derek Jarman." (Wolfe Video).

    photo Pretty Little Liars: The Complete Third Season (2012-13) Five-disc set with 24 episodes of the very popular ABC Family teen drama mystery-thriller series based on the novels written by Sara Shepard. As the third season began, a summer had passed since Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer found out about Mona being "A" and the death of Maya. With the terror seemingly over and an alleged murderer now behind bars, the town of Rosewood was slowly healing from old and new wounds ... but the four girls are hardly over what happened. With post-traumatic stress, anger and the acquisition of more secrets, they're anything but fine. Now back together and coming upon the second anniversary of Alison's disappearance, the girls find themselves back on the defensive when a shocking event rocks Rosewood. Formats: DVD, $59.98. Extras: "The 'A' Network" featurette, gag reel, deleted scenes, "Pretty Little Liars" bonus webisodes (originally aired on (Warner).

    Rawhide: The Sixth Season -- Volume One (1963-64) Four-disc set with 15 episodes of the classic TV Western about cowboys and cattle drives, starring Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood and James Murdock. Formats: DVD, $45.99. (Paramount).

    Rawhide: The Sixth Season -- Volume Two (1963-64) Four-disc set with 16 episodes of the classic TV Western about cowboys and cattle drives, starring Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood and James Murdock. Formats: DVD, $45.99. (Paramount).

    Ring of Fire (2013 -- TV) Jewel, Francis Conroy, Matt Ross. Based on the book "Anchored in Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash," penned by Cash's son John Carter Cash, this Lifetime biopic delves into the compelling history of the legendary singer-songwriter. June Carter Cash wrote Johnny Cash's most famous song, "Ring of Fire," while she was falling in love with the fascinating yet difficult musician. The telefilm explores that volatile relationship, as seen through the eyes of their son, John, as well as profiles the woman who patiently supported one of country music's biggest stars as she found her own idiosyncratic path to stardom. Formats: DVD. Extras: Biography full-length Johnny Cash special. (Lionsgate).

    Sadako 3D, (2012 -- Japan) Satomi Ishihara, Koji Seto, Tsutomu Takahashi, Shota Sometani. A deranged man attempts to bring back Sadako -- the vicious spirit, hungry for blood and souls on the haunted videotape from "The Ring" -- to the Internet in the form of footage of a suicide said to drive anyone who sees it to also commit suicide. This time the rein of terror of the long-haired girl in the white nightgown extends to all forms of technology: PC screens, mobile phones, jumbotrons and more. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Well Go USA).

    The Shadow BLU-RAY DEBUT (1994) Alec Baldwin, John Lone, Penelope Ann Miller, Peter Boyle, Ian McKellen, Tim Curry, Jonathan Winters. (Universal).

    Sistas the Musical (2013) Tracey Conyer Lee, Jennifer Fouche, Amy Goldberger, April Nixon, Lexi Rhoades. After their grandmother passes away, a group of sisters come together to pick a song to honor her legacy at her memorial service. Going through her keepsakes, the women uncover mementos that testify to their grandmother's profound contributions to their family history and their community ... telling their stories through the many indelible songs that trace the rich and conflicted history of Black women that span the days of Jim Crow, the 60's Girl Groups, the emerging female empowerment of the 90s, and the unique challenges of today's youth. Formats: DVD, $14.98. (One Village Entertainment).

    Storming Juno (2010 -- TV) Docudrama retelling the Canadian assault of Juno Beach on D-Day, as told via reenactment and through interviews with those who were there. Formats: DVD. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette "Inside Storming Juno," making-of featurette. (Entertainment One).

    12 Rounds 2: Reloaded (2013) Randy Orton, Brian Markinson. Paramedic Nick Malloy (Orton) receives a terrifying call from a vengeful psychopath connected to his past: The maniac threatens to unleash a murder spree unless Nick can complete a series of 12 challenges without involving the cops or missing a single deadline. Formats: DVD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD. Extras: "Randy Orton Reloaded," "The Action of 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded," "Locations: From Heller's Lair to the Sugar Factory," commentary. (WWE/Fox).

    23:59 (2011 -- Singapore) Tedd Chan, Stella Chung, Philip Hersh. After an army recruit dies during a 24 hour road march, strange things begin to happen, haunting all the soldiers in the barracks. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "The Making of 23:59," trailers. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).

    The Twilight Zone: The Complete Second Season (1960-61) Five-disc set with 29 episodes, $29.98. Formats: DVD. (Image Entertainment).

    2+2 (2012 -- Argentina) Adrian Suar, Carla Peterson, Julieta Diaz, Juan Minujin. Erotic comedy has two couples exploring their sexual boundaries while juggling their everyday lives with kids and soccer practice. The highest grossing comedy ever in Argentina. Formats: DVD. (Strand Releasing).

    Vexed, Series 2 (2012) U.S. debut on DVD of the British buddy cop drama starring Toby Stephens and Miranda Raison featuring sharp scripts, strong performances, and an enjoyable mix of comedy and crime-solving with a twist. Two-disc set with six episodes, $49.99. Formats: DVD. Extras: Behind-the-scenes photo gallery. (Acorn Media).

    Warm Bodies (2013) Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Analeigh Tipton, Rob Corddry, Dave Franco, John Malkovich, Cory Hardrict. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet. Extras: "Boy Meets, ER, Doesn't Eat Girl" featurette, "R&J" featurette, "A Little Less Dead" featurette, "Extreme Zombie Make-Over!" featurette, "A Wreck in Progress" featurette, "Bustin Caps" featurette, "Beware of the Boneys" featurette, "Whimsical Sweetness: Teresa Palmer's Warm Bodies Home Movies" featurette, "Zombie Acting Tips With Rob Corddry" featurette, commentary with director Jonathon Levine and actors Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palme, deleted scenes, "Shrug and Groan" gag reel. (Summit/Lionsgate).

    W.C. Fields Comedy Favorites Collection Three-disc set with 10 W.C. Fields films: "International House," "Man on the Flying Trapeze," "My Little Chickadee," "It's a Gift," "Poppy," "The Bank Dick," "You Can't Cheat an Honest Man," "Never Give a Sucker an Even Break," "The Old Fashioned Way" and "You're Telling Me!" Formats: DVD, $19.98. (Universal).

    War: 10-Movie Collection Three-disc set with "The Eagle and the Hawk," "To Hell and Back," "In Enemy Country," "The Last Outpost," "Battle Hymn," "Raid on Rommel," "Wake Island," "Jet Pilot," "Ulzana's Raid" and "Bengal Brigade." Formats: DVD, $14.98. (Universal).

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