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Tuesday, June 11 -- Monday, June 17

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  • Oz the Great and Powerful

    photo Director Sam Raimi and the folks at Disney obviously struggled long and hard to create a worthy prequel to the masterful 1939 "Wizard of Oz," and based on the eye-popping visuals (deigned with the 3D process in mind), the CGI and VFX specialists kept up their end of the bargain. But the rest of the crew, including an A-list group of thespians (James Franco, Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis and Michelle Williams, all acting here as if they didn't want to be in the production), writers Mitchell Kapner, David Lindsay-Abaire and Mitchell Kapner (who took a clever idea, the backstory to the wizard of Oz himself, and populated it with mediocre dialogue), Raimi ("The Evil Dead," "Spider-Man"), who had difficulty here with a ponderous script) and composer Danny Elfman, whose scores for fantasy films are starting to all sound alike), weren't up to the task. Aside from a fairly spectacular special effects ending, this family film is mildly entertaining -- the only saving grace being the development of the links between this outing and the transcendent 1939 masterpiece. The story line: Oscar (nicknamed Oz) Diggs (Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, escapes in a hot air balloon from an angry crowd at a carnival in dusty Kansas in 1905, landing in the magical Land of Oz, where he's heralded as the long-awaited Wizard. There he meets three witches: Theodora (Kunis), Evanora (Weisz) and Glinda (Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone's been expecting, and the threesome draw him into the epic problems facing the land and its inhabitants. DVD bonus features include bloopers and a featurette, "Walt Disney and the Road to Oz." The Blu-ray edition adds "The Magic of Oz the Great and Powerful" immersive Second Screen experience with linking behind-the-scene featurettes, "My Journey in Oz by James Franco," an interview with composer Danny Elfman, and a couple more making-of documentaries. Vitals: Director: Sam Raimi. Stars: James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 130 min., Fantasy Adventure, Box office gross: $226.258 million, Disney. 3 stars


  • Snitch

    photo In this action-thriller, Dwayne Johnson plays against character and eschews flexing his muscles for exercising his brain power. Here he stars as a successful businessman with a trucking firm who learns his estranged son faces 10 tough years in a Federal prison for drug possession. To get him out, he volunteers to become an undercover informant and infiltrate a ruthless cartel, using his truck to smuggle dope and money across the border into Mexico. But the big guy gets in over his head, and when the cartel comes after him, he has to resort to some outrageous plans to get himself and his family off the hook. The initial pacing is slow for this type of film -- mainly to flesh out Johnson's character and his motivation -- but once things get going it becomes enjoyable. Inspired by true events, the film is a nice change of pace for The Rock. And Susan Sarandon continues her skein of playing supporting characters with dubious motives. Extras include commentary, deleted scenes and a making-of featurette. Vitals: Director: Ric Roman Waugh. Stars: Dwayne Johnson,Barry Pepper, Jon Bernthal, Michael K. Williams, Melina Kanakaredes, Nadine Velazquez, Rafi Gavron, David Harbour, Benjamin Bratt, Susan Sarandon. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 122 min., Action Thriller, Box office gross: $41.353 million, Summit Entertainment. 2 stars

  • Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

    photo Want another remake of a favorite kids tale? "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" is another in the growing line of adult makeovers of fairy tales, here with Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton starring as the titular heroes who, after defeating a witch as kids, grow up to become bounty hunters, traveling the world to rid towns and villages of their broom-flying crones. But after dispatching a host of monsters, and creating a reputation for themselves, they meet their match in Muriel (Famke Janssen), a rare, shapeshifting witch whose power tests the sibling's strengths and resolve -- and dredges up secrets from their sketchy past. Renner, whose career has had more ups and downs than a witch's nose, and Bond Girl Arterton, are wasted here, having little more to do than fight witches in front of green screens and look pretty; Janssen holds up much of the film with her nastiness. There's nothing special here -- it's a pleasing, loud, special-effects-laden adventure that you'll forget as soon as the DVD stops. Bonus features include three behind-the-scenes featurettes. Vitals: Director: Tommy Wirkola. Stars: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Thomas Mann, Zoe Bell, Peter Stormare, Derek Mears. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: R, 87 min., Action Fantasy, Box office gross: $54.931 million, Paramount. 3 stars

    Blu-ray Debuts

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    Absolute Deception (2013) Cuba Gooding Jr., Emmanuelle Vaugier, Evert McQueen, Ty Hungerford. An FBI agent investigating the murder of a businessman who led a secret double life teams up with the slain man's widow to uncover an intricate web of deceit more shocking and more sinister than anyone could have imagined. Set against the backdrop of Australia's stunning Gold Coast. Formats: DVD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Sony).

    Atlantis: The Lost Empire/Atlantis: Milo's Return BLU-RAY DEBUT (2001/2003) Animated adventures has Milo Thatch and his fearless crew diving into the mysteries of the sea, bringing them face-to-face with gigantic sea monsters, spectacular spirits and the mythical land of Atlantis. Three-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack includes both films on a single Blu-ray disc plus each film on individual DVDs. (Disney).

    Betty & Coretta (2012) Angela Bassett, Mary J. Blige, Malik Yoba. Two extraordinary women, Coretta Scott King (Bassett), wife of Martin Luther King Jr., and Dr. Betty Shabazz (Blige), wife of Malcolm X, come to life in this Lifetime drama. After their husbands' tragic assassinations, they developed a unique friendship spanning three decades as they carried on the civil rights movement while supporting their families as single mothers. Formats: DVD. (Lionsgate).

    Beverly Lewis' The Confession (2013 -- TV) Katie Leclerc, Sherry Stringfield, Bill Oberst Jr., Cameron Deane Stewart, Julia Whelan. Sequel to the Hallmark Channel's "Beverly Lewis' The Shunning," based on the second novel of "The Heritage of Lancaster County" trilogy from New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis. Katie Lapp (Leclerc), a young Amish woman, goes on a journey in search of her identity -- only to find herself embroiled in a mystery that must be solved before she can be reunited with the "Englisher" mother, who gave her up for adoption 20 years earlier. Directed by Michael Landon Jr. Formats: DVD. (Sony).

    The Black Kung Fu Experience (2013) Chronicles kung fu's black pioneers and heroes, exploring the intersection of African-American and Asian cultures; the documentary traces the rise of the black kung fu experience in the 1960s and 70s, and then reconnects with the contemporary martial arts scene in Washington D.C., Los Angeles, the Virgin Islands, Jamaica and Hong Kong. Formats: DVD, $24.99. (PBS Distribution).

    Burn Notice: Season 6 (2012) Four-disc set with 18 episodes, $49.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Matt Nix Gets Burned" extended story line featurette, deleted scenes, commentary for "Shockwave," gag reel. (Fox).

    Clip (2012 -- Serbia and Montenegro) Isidora Simijonovic, Vukasin Jasnic, Sanja Mikitisin, Jovo Maksic. Dynamic, disturbing portrait of contemporary Serbian youth. Jasna, a pretty girl in her mid-teens with a terminally ill father and dispirited mother at home, is disillusioned by her unglamorous life in a dismal Belgrade suburb. Opposing everyone, including herself, she experiments with sex, drugs and partying. Jasna is left with nothing to help her navigate her world other than her camera phone and a strong desire to capture clips of her life speeding by. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Hollywood and Vice: Maja in LA," an interview with director Maja Milos, trailers, 12-Page collectable booklet. (Artsploitation).

    The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Complete Third Season BLU-RAY DEBUT (1963-64) Three-disc set with 32 episodes, $59.98. Extras: TV Academy Tribute to Carl Reiner featuring George Clooney, Mary Tyler Moore's appearance on "The Danny Kaye Show," commentaries with Carl Reiner and Dick Van Dyke, Emmy Award telecast featuring the cast, rare rehearsal footage, network promo spots, photo galleries, more. (Image Entertainment).

    Doctor Who: Inferno Special Edition The Doctor (Third Doctor Jon Pertwee), along with his assistant Liz Shaw, is concerned that a top-secret project that involves drilling down into the crust of the Earth will have disastrous consequences for the whole world. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Can You Hear The Earth Scream?" making-of featurette, deleted scene, photo gallery, commentary. (BBC Home Entertainment).

    Doctor Who: The Mind of Evil The Doctor (Third Doctor Jon Pertwee) and Jo arrive at Stangmoor Prison for a demonstration of a machine that can pacify even the most dangerous of criminals, but things start to go horribly wrong -- especially when they discover that the Doctor's old enemy, the Master, is responsible for the machine. Formats: DVD. Extras: "The Military Mind" making-of featurette; "Behind the Scenes: Television Centre," photo gallery, commentary. (Studio).

    11 Flowers (2011 -- China) One of China's foremost directors, Wang Xiaoshuai, has created a moving coming-of-age tale set in the final days of China's Cultural Revolution. Eleven-year-old Wang lives with his family in a remote village in Guizhou province. Life is tough, but they make the most of what little they have. When Wang is selected to lead his school in their daily gymnastics, he's told he must wear a clean, new shirt, which forces his family to make a great sacrifice. Soon after, Wang has an encounter with a wounded, desperate man on the run. In no time their fates are intertwined. Formats: DVD, $27.95. (First Run features).

    The Emperor's New Groove/Kronk's New Groove BLU-RAY DEBUT (2000/2005) Three-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack that includes both films on a single Blu-ray disc plus each film on individual DVDs. (Disney).

    Enter The Dragon 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition Giftset (1973) Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Ahna Capri, Jim Kelly. Bruce Lee was an incredible athlete and mixed martial artist who, despite making a limited number of movies during his short life, became a charismatic megastar and left a permanent mark on cinema and popular culture. Even Time Magazine photoagreed. They included Lee in the "100 Most Important People of the 20th century" issue (Heroes and Icons 1999). "Enter the Dragon" continues to resonate with today's audiences. It was a major theatrical hit 40 years ago, grossing approximately $25 million domestically -- the equivalent of almost $180 million in today's box office. "Enter the Dragon" has sold more than 450,000 units on DVD and Blu-ray since 2004. In 2004, "Enter the Dragon" was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, $49.99. Extras: Commentary by producer Paul Heller; three new featurettes: "No Way As Way" (on the legacy of Bruce Lee), "The Return to Han's Island" and "Wing Chun: The Art That Introduced Kung Fu to Bruce Lee"; interview gallery featuring Lee's wife, Linda Lee Caldwell; vintage pieces "Backyard Workout With Bruce Lee," "Curse of the Dragon," "Location: Hong Kong With Enter the Dragon," "Blood and Steel: The Making of Enter the Dragon," "Personal Profile Bruce Lee: In His Own Words"; five trailers, seven TV spots. Giftset also includes collectible art cards, a lenticular card and an embroidered patch. (Warner).

    Fairly Legal: Season Two (2012) Three-disc set with 13 episodes. Formats: DVD. (Universal).

    Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder (2010) This incisive and entertaining portrait of American poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti explores his vital role as catalyst for numerous literary careers and for the Beat movement itself. Interviews with Ferlinghetti and others reveal a rich melange of characters and events that unfolded in postwar America, including the publication of Allen Ginsberg's "Howl," William S. Burroughs' "Naked Lunch," and Jack Kerouac's "On the Road." In 1953 Ferlinghetti opened City Lights Bookstore, which quickly evolved into an iconic institution symbolizing social change and literary freedom. Six decades later, it's still going. Featuring Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Pulitzer Prize winner Gary Snyder, Dennis Hopper, former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, Dave Eggers, Anne Waldman, Obie Award winner Michael McClure, PEN Open Book Award winner Amiri Baraka, Bob Dylan and others. Formats: DVD, $24.95. Extras: Ferlinghetti reads his poem "The History of the Airplane." (First Run Features).

    Fred Won't Move Out (2012) Elliott Gould, Fred Melamed, Stephanie Roth Haberle, Judith Roberts, Mfoniso Udofia, Ariana Altman. With levity and sadness, two grown children and their aging parents struggle with the decision about whether the older generation -- mom has Alzheimer's and dad is in the early stages of senility -- should stay in the house where they have lived for 50 years. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Virgil Films).

    Ghost Hunters: Season 8 Part 2 (2012) Four-disc set with 26 episodes, $24.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: Bonus footage, deleted scenes. (Image Entertainment).

    Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Thomas Mann, Zoe Bell, Peter Stormare, Derek Mears. In rated and unrated versions. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 3D Blu-ray/Blu-ray/DVD Combo,, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Blu-ray Extras: "Reinventing Hansel & Gretel." "The Witching Hours," "Meet Edward the Troll." (Paramount).

    Hellbound? (2013) Thought-provoking feature-length documentary that explores today's highly contentious debate over the Christian doctrine of hell, featuring interviews with an eclectic group of authors, theologians, pastors, social commentators, musicians, exorcists and other high profile participants in the debate. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. Extras: Commentary, "To Hell and Back" featurette, nine bonus interview outtakes. (Virgil Films).

    History Classics: After People (2006-10) Mystifying glimpse into humanity's post-apocalyptic future with four History programs on the fate of humans and our planet, offering an intelligent and provocative look at some of the grim realities we face: "Life After People," "After Armageddon," "Mega Drought" and "Mega Freeze." Formats: Three-disc DVD, $19.98. (Lionsgate).

    House of Cards: The Complete First Season (2013) Four-disc set with 13 episodes. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).

    I Want My Name Back (2011) If you know your old-school rap history, then you know that the legendary Sugarhill Gang introduced Hip-Hop to the world with the Top 40 Hit "Rapper's Delight" in 1979. But the story you haven't heard is the shocking truth about how greed and betrayal led to the band's fall into obscurity. From chart-topping superstars to broke outcasts, band members Master Gee and Wonder Mike were left with almost nothing. This documentary takes a look at the group's rise to fame and how they were taken for a ride by an unscrupulous record company, losing their money and their name in the process. Formats: DVD, Digital. (One Village Entertainment).

    Killing Lincoln (2012) Suspenseful account of the events surrounding the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. While some aspects of the plot to slay Lincoln and cripple the union are widely known, much more of the history unfolds in this thriller based on the best-selling book by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. Narrated by Tom Hanks and produced by Tony Scott and Ridley Scott; stars Billy Campbell as President Lincoln. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentary featuring executive producer and screenwriter Erik Jendresen, an interview with author Bill O'Reilly, "Uncovering the Truth: The Making of Killing Lincoln," "Lincoln In Virginia." (Fox).

    Knife Fight (2012) Rob Lowe, Julie Bowen, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jamie Chung, Saffron Burrows, Eric McCormack, Jennifer Morrison, Richard Schiff. A political strategist juggling three clients questions whether or not to take the high road as the ugly side of his work begins to haunt him. Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).

    A Labor of Love (1976) Documents the heart-felt and earnest attempt by a naive Chicago filmmaker to create "The Last Affair," a serious drama that was to include hard core, X-rated sex scenes. The documentary highlights the struggles with the inexperienced cast and the director's attempts to galvanize the production and make a serious film even though the backers want the film to be 80 percent sex in order to cash in on the new "legitimacy" of big-time, big-screen porn (ala "Deep Throat"). Restored in 2K from a 16mm Ektachrome original. Formats: DVD. Extras: Audio interview with directors Bob Flaxman and Dan Goldman; video interview with Flaxman. (Vinegar Syndrome).

    Lilo & Stitch/Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch BLU-RAY DEBUT (2002/2005) The story of Lilo, a lonely little girl, and Stitch, a mischievous little creature from outer space. When Stitch crash-lands in Hawaii, Lilo adopts him as her pet, but he soon turns her world upside down. Three-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack that includes both films on a single Blu-ray disc plus each film on individual DVDs. (Disney).

    Major Crimes: The Complete First Season (2012) Three-disc set with 10 episodes, $39.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Major Crimes: Major Challenge" featurette, "Crossing the Tape: Inside the Major Crimes Squad" featurette, "Raydor's Rookie: Introducing Kearran Giovanni" mini-featurette, "A New Home: A Chat With Graham Patrick Martin" mini-featurette, deleted scenes, gag reel. (Warner).

    Masquerade (2012 -- South Korea) Byung-hun Lee. Political intrigue, betrayal, peril and forbidden romance play out in this critically acclaimed drama set in the royal palace of Korea's ancient Joseon Dynasty. Amid national chaos and a fear for his life, tyrannical King Gwanghae orders his trusted counselor to find a royal body double; he recruits a crude, working-class peasant, a village performer who bears a startling resemblance to the ruler. When the king falls into a coma from poisoning, the double takes the throne and follows his heart -- no matter what the price -- to save his country from collapse and its oppressed people from despair. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Lighting and Cinematography" and "Production Design" featurettes, deleted scenes, trailers. (CJ Entertainment America/Inception Media Group).

    Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary (2012) Before he was convicted of murdering a policeman in 1981 and sentenced to die, Mumia Abu-Jamal was a gifted journalist and brilliant writer. Now after more than 30 years in prison, Mumia is not only still alive but continuing to report, provoke and inspire. This documentary is a portrait of a man whom many consider America's most famous political prisoner -- a man whose existence tests our beliefs about freedom of expression. Through prison interviews, archival footage, and dramatic readings, and aided by a potent chorus of voices including Cornel West, Alice Walker, Angela Davis and others, the film explores Mumia's life before, during and after Death Row. Formats: DVD, $24.95. Extras: Short Film: "Manufacturing Guilt: Is Mumia Innocent?" (First Run Features).

    Necessary Roughness: Season Two (2012-13) Four-disc set with 16 episodes. Formats: DVD. (Universal).

    photo The Newsroom: The Complete First Season (2012) Four-disc set with 10 episodes of the series that focuses on an ambitious group of broadcast journalists who set out on a patriotic mission to bring integrity back to the news in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles. Stars Emily Mortimer, Jeff Daniels, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Dev Patel, Olivia Munn and Sam Waterston. Formats: DVD, $59.99; Blu-ray Disc, $79.98; Digital. Extras: "Mission Control" behind-the-scenes featurette; "The Rundown" roundtable discussion with cast and crew; deleted scenes; commentaries; "Inside the Episodes" with creator Aaron Sorkin; episodic previews & recaps. (HBO).

    Ninja Masters (2009 -- Hong Kong) Luxia Jiang, Sam Lee, Eddie Cheung. A martial arts instructor is recruited as a bodyguard for an extremely powerful couple and when her employers are kidnapped, she's forced into a deadly world of underground fighting to rescue them. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Making of Ninja Masters" featurette. (Lionsgate).

    Ninja III: The Domination (1984) Sho Kosugi, Lucinda Dickey, Jordan Bennett. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo. (Scream Factory/Shout! Factory).

    Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) Dir.: Sam Raimi;James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Bloopers, "Walt Disney and the Road to Oz." Blu-ray adds "The Magic of Oz the Great and Powerful" (Second Screen Experience) immersive Second Screen experience that details all things Oz and includes an interactive map as well as access to "The Enchanting Characters and Creatures of Oz," "The Sounds of Magical Oz," "Sleight of Hand: Zach Braff Puppet Theater" and the Mariah Carey music video; "My Journey in Oz by James Franco," a personal story produced and directed by James Franco; "Mr. Elfman's Musical Concoctions" interview with composer Danny Elfman; "China Girl and the Suspension of Disbelief"; "Before Your Very Eyes: From Kansas to Oz"; "Mila's Metamorphosis." (Disney).

    photo Perry Mason: The Ninth & Final Season -- Volume One (2012) Four-disc set with 15 episodes, $45.99. The first part of the last season of America's favorite courtroom drama, based on the character created by Erle Stanley Gardner. Raymond Burr stars as Mason, an attorney who specializes in defending seemingly indefensible cases. With the aid of secretary Della Street and investigator Paul Drake, Mason digs deeply into his cases, revealing startling facts and, relying on his outstanding courtroom skills, often tricks or traps people into unwittingly admitting their guilt. Formats: DVD. (Paramount).

    The Philadelphia Experiment (2012) Nicholas Lea, Michael Pare, Ryan Robbins, Emilie Ullerup, Gina Holden, Malcolm McDowell. Syfy Channel reimagining of the time travel cult classic about a WWII experiment that accidently sends a Navy destroyer 70 years into the future. Pare starred in the original. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Anchor Bay).

    Power Rangers Super Samurai: Secret of the Red Ranger -- Volume 4 (2012) Four episodes and two music videos, $14.98. The Rangers fight to take down Serrator's secret plan to split apart the world. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: "Everyday Fun" music video, "The Power Rangers MEGA Album Playlist" video. (Lionsgate).

    Ring of Fire (2013) Michael Vartan, Terry O'Quinn, Lee Smith. When unsafe drilling by an oil company causes a volcanic eruption in a small town, scientists soon realize that the explosion is just the first in a series that could trigger the dangerous "Ring of Fire" of the world's volcanoes, setting off a cataclysmic chain of events that could destroy the earth. Kick off feature of the ReelzChannel five-film doomsday series. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Sonar Entertainment/Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment).

    Rizzoli & Isles: The Complete Third Season (2012) Three-disc set with 15 episodes, $39.98. Formats: DVD Extras: "Case Closed: Crafting the Shifting Worlds Of Rizzoli & Isles" featurette, "Family Matters" series of mini-featurettes, personnel files, unaired scenes, gag reel. (Warner).

    Snitch (2013) Dwayne Johnson,Barry Pepper, Jon Bernthal, Michael K. Williams, Melina Kanakaredes, Nadine Velazquez, Rafi Gavron, David Harbour, Benjamin Bratt, Susan Sarandon. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Privileged Information: The Making of Snitch" multi-part documentary, commentary with director Ric Roman Waugh and editor Jonathan Chibnall, deleted scenes. (Summit Entertainment/Lionsgate).

    The Taste of Money (2012 -- South Korea) Yun-shik Baek, Hyo-jin Kim, Kang-woo Kim. The personal assistant to the wife of the head of a multinational conglomerate gets involved in corruption and a torrid series of intra-familial deceptions. Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).

    Tom and Jerry: The Golden Collection Volume 2 Two-disc set with 42 remastered shorts directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. Formats: DVD, $26.99; Blu-ray Disc, $34.99. (Warner).

    The Unbroken (2012) Aurelia Riley, Daniel Baldwin, Warwick Davis, Patrick Flanagan, Jay Laga'aia. After a messy divorce, a young woman discovers that she has bigger problems when she encounters a ghostly child in the mirrors of her new home -- and the young boy has a horrifying secret for her. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Inception Media).

    The Wedding Band: The Complete First Season (2012-13) Three-disc set with 10 episodes, $39.98. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Finding the Rhythm: Music and Comedy Wedding Themes." (Fox).

    Wild Strawberries BLU-RAY DEBUT (1957) Traveling to accept an honorary degree, Professor Isak Borg -- ­masterfully played by veteran director Victor Sjostrom ("The Phantom Carriage")-- ­is forced to face his past, come to terms with his faults, and make peace with the inevitability of his approaching death. Through flashbacks and fantasies, dreams and nightmares, "Wild Strawberries" dramatizes one man's voyage of self-discovery. This richly humane masterpiece, full of iconic imagery, is a treasure from the golden age of art-house cinema and one of the films that catapulted Ingmar Bergman to international acclaim. New high-definition digital film transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack. Extras: Commentary by film scholar Peter Cowie; introduction by director Ingmar Bergman; "Ingmar Bergman on Life and Work," a 90-minute documentary by filmmaker and author Jorn Donner; behind-the-scenes footage shot by Bergman; booklet featuring an essay by film writer Mark Le Fanu. (The Criterion Collection).

    Wrong (2013) Jack Plotnick, Alexis Dziena, Steve Little, William Fichtner. Dolph Springer awakens one morning to find he has lost the sole love of his life -- his dog, Paul. Desperate to reunite with his best friend and to set things right, Dolph embarks on a journey that spirals into the realm of the absurd, drastically altering the lives of several severely bizarro characters, including a promiscuous pizza delivery girl, a mentally unstable, jogging-addicted neighbor, an opportunistic French-Mexican gardener, an eccentric pet detective and most mysterious of all, an enigmatic pony-tailed guru, Master Chang, who imparts his teachings to Dolph on how to metaphysically reconnect with his pet. From cinematic surrealist Quentin Dupieux, the director of cult-hit "Rubber." Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "Phase 7: The Making of a Nonfilm," "The WRONG Behind The Scenes," "Memories of a Dog Turd," theatrical trailers, 20-page booklet. (Drafthouse Films).

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