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June 2

The Adventure of English (2003) Four-disc set with eight episodes of the captivating documentary series that traces the history of the English language. Extras: Twenty-page viewer's guide that includes key points, discussion questions, avenues for further learning; "The Evolution of the English Alphabet" essay; "Architects of the Language" biographies; $79.99. (Athena/Acorn Media).


Anacondas: Trail of Blood (2008) John Rhys-Davies, Crystal Allen. One of the slithering, genetically enhanced anaconda offspring from the previous outing in the franchise has regenerated to live on in this next chapter of the Anaconda series. Also available today: the original "Anaconda" in Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).
Army Wives: The Complete Second Season (2008) Five-disc set with 19 episodes, $45.99. Extras: "Active Duty: The Cast of Army Wives at Fort Bragg," "Operational Intelligence: Getting the Army's Support," "The Tribe: Behind the Scenes With the Cast," "Army Wives Give Back," deleted scenes, bloopers, commentaries. (Disney).
The Bielski Brothers (1993) The true story behind the recent film "Defiance." Living in the Soviet Republic of Belorussia, Tuvia, Asael, and Zus Bielski fled to the woods to escape the Nazis. There they built an elaborate village for rescued Jews: The forest haven included a bakery, communal bath, synagogue, and even a theater company. Although they mounted guerrilla attacks against the enemy, their priority was saving their people. Tuvia often declared he would "rather save one old Jewish woman than kill ten Nazis." The Bielskis saved 1,200 men, women, and children -- easily the largest rescue of Jews by Jews during World War II. $9.95. (A&E Home Video).
Defiance (2009) Dir.: Edward Zwick; Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos, Allan Corduner, Mark Feuerstein.Extras: Commentary by director Edward Zwick, "Defiance: Return to the Forest" behind-the-scenes featurette, "Bielski Partisan Survivors" photo gallery, "Children of the Otriad: The Families Speak." Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Paramount).
Direct Contact (2009) Dolph Lundgren, Gina Marie May, Michael Pare, Bashar Rahal, James Chalke. An American prisoner in a Russian jail is given a chance at freedom if he can rescue a kidnapped American woman. (Sony).
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008) Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day. Born during the 2008 Writers Guild strike as a free-streaming Internet musical miniseries, "Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog" became an instant success, premiering on iTunes as the #1 downloaded TV season for three weeks running, and currently still residing in the Top 10 of all TV shows. Billy, aka Dr. Horrible (Neil Patrick Harris), is a budding supervillain whose plans for world domination continually go awry. His two goals: getting accepted into the Evil League of Evil, and working up the guts to speak to his laundromat crush Penny (Felicia Day). The only thing standing in his way is Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion), Billy’s superhero archnemesis. Created by Joss Whedon. Extras: Commentary by the cast and creators; "Commentary! The Musical": 42 minutes of all new music where the cast and creators ignore the movie and sing about the writers' strike…and each other; behind-the-scenes featurettes; the top 10 video applications submitted by fans who want to join the Evil League of Evil; three Easter eggs. $14.95. (New Video).
Eddie Murphy Delirious Special 25th Anniversary Edition (1983) Taped live and in concert at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. in August 1983, the stand-up special originally aired uncut on the then-still new concept of premium TV and became a massive seller on something called VHS tape. Extras: Deleted footage from original concert, exclusive unedited interview with Eddie Murphy hosted by Byron Allen, new featurette with comics talking about the influence "Eddie Murphy Delirious" had on them: Chris Rock, Katt Williams, Cedric the Entertainer, Martin Lawrence, Chris Tucker, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Sinbad, Earthquake, Anthony Anderson, David Allen Grier, Wayne Brady, Arsenio Hall, Aries Spears, John Witherspoon and Ritch Shydner. (Anchor Bay).
Elmo and Abby's Birthday Fun (2009) Latest adventure from Sesame Street. Elmo and Sesame Street's resident fairy in training Abby Cadabby teach kids about customary birthday traditions around the world. $14.93. (Genius Products).
He's Just Not That Into You (2009) Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Connelly, Kevin Connolly, Bradley Cooper, Ginnifer Goodwin, Scarlett Johansson, Justin Long. Extras: Deleted scenes, Also available on Blu-ray Disc with additional footage and featurettes. (Warner).
Inning By Inning: A Portrait of a Coach (2008) Heartwarming documentary biopic of Augie Garrido, head baseball coach at the University of Texas and the winningest coach in NCAA Division I history. Directed by Richard Linklater. Extras: Full-length feature on the Texas Longhorns' 2005 season: "A Game of Adversity"; feature on Garrido’s coaching philosophy: "Extra Innings With Augie." (Virgil Films & Entertainment).
The Jetsons: Season 2, Volume 1 (1984-85) Three-disc set with 21 episodes, $34.98. Extras: "The Jetsons Return to the Future" featurette. (Warner).
The People's Republic of Capitalism (2008) Ted Koppel's revealing, four-part look at U.S.-China economic ties. Two-disc set, $39.99. Extras: Interview with Ted Koppel; 20-page viewer's guide. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Athena/Acorn Media).
Playing Shakespeare (1982) A documentary of an intimate acting workshop with Britain’s top stars, including Judi Dench, Ben Kingsley, Peggy Ashcroft, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, David Suchet. Anyone who has ever appreciated Shakespeare will find startling new insights in these nine intensive acting workshops. In an intimate, informal setting, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s John Barton shares ideas with 21 world-renowned performers. Together they explore hidden direction in the verse, character motivations, and fresh approaches to classic speeches. Four-disc set, $79.99. Extras: Twenty-page viewer's guide. (Athena/Acorn Media).
Prison Break: Season Four (2008) Six-disc set with the last season's 20 episodes, $49.98. Extras: Commentary. (Fox).
Quincy, M.E.: Season 3 (1977-78) Four-disc set with 20 episodes, $39.98. (Universal).
Raising the Bar: The Complete First Season (2008) Three-disc set with 10 episodes, $39.99. Extras: "Behind the Bar: An After-Hours Roundtable With the Cast," "Sworn Testimony: True Stories of a Public Defender," bloopers, commentaries. (Disney).
Revolutionary Road (2008) Dir.: Sam Mendes; Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates, Kathryn Hahn, Michael Shannon, Zoe Kazan, David Harbour. Extras: Commentary by Sam Mendes and screenwriter Justin Haythe, "Lives of Quite Desperation: The Making of Revolutionary Road," deleted scenes. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Paramount).
Silent Venom (AKA Recoil) (2009) Tom Berenger, Luke Perry, Krista Allen. An unstoppable mutant snake species breaks loose aboard a decommissioned submarine. (Fox).
Spring Breakdown (2009) Amber Tamblyn, Will Arnett, Amy Poehler, Parker Posey, Mae Whitman. Comedy about three women vacation together at a popular travel destination for college co-eds on spring break. Extras: Commentary, additional scenes, gag reel. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).
Une Femme Mariee (A Married Woman) (1964 -- French) Dir.: Jean-Luc Godard; Macha Meril, Bernard Noel, Philippe Leroy. An alienated Parisian woman aimlessly drifts between morning affairs with an artist and mundane evenings with her paternalistic husband. Unsure of whether she loves either man, she discovers she is pregnant and must come to terms with her emotional infidelities. (Koch Lorber).
The Zula Patrol: Animal Adventures in Space! (2009) Feature-length DVD based on the Parents Choice award-winning TV series, "The Zula Patrol," which airs Saturday mornings on NBC as part of the Qubo programming block and weekdays and weekends on public television stations. Contains five different adventures from the series, plus never-before-seen animated footage that ties the episodes together. Follows the intrepid intergalactic aliens as they travel the universe in humor-filled stories that begin with a challenge, and end with a resolution, as they explore how insects, reptiles, mammals, plants and rocks form and interact with each other. $14.98. Extras: Zula sing-along. (Well Go USA).

June 5

Home (2009) Directed by French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand, produced by Luc Besson and narrated by Glenn Close, this documentary aims to change the way people see the planet and their impact on it. Shot in high definition in 54 countries and 120 locations over 217 days, the all-aerial film "highlights the Earth’s wonders as well as its wounds and provides a necessary perspective to approach the changing environment. In 200,000 years on Earth, humanity has upset the balance of the planet, established by nearly four billion years of evolution. The price to pay is high as humankind has 10 years to reverse the trend, become aware of the full extent of the Earth’s riches and change its patterns of consumption. Following in the tradition of Al Gore’s 'An Inconvenient Truth,' 'Home' sets out to shift people’s perceptions, inspire action and lay a foundation" for change. Released on World Environmental Day. $19.98. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Fox).

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June 9

Baby on Board (2009) Heather Graham, Jerry O'Connell, John Corbett, Lara Flynn Boyle, Katie Finneran. Life for a successful power couple get thrown for a loop when the wife finds out she's pregnant. Extras: Commentary. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (National Entertainment Media).
The Best of Whose Line Is It Anyway? Two-disc set with the 10 best episodes from Seasons 2-6; $24.98. Extras: Hour-long special clip show that contains highlights from the 1999-2000 season. (Warner).
Bob the Builder: Truck Teamwork (2009) Five episodes of Bob the Builder and his Can-Do Crew; $14.98 (includes a collectible toy truck). Extras: "We Can Do It" read-along, "If You Were on Bob's Team" game. (HIT/Lionsgate).
The Cleaner: The First Season (2008) Four-disc set with 13 episodes, $49.99. (Paramount).
Crossing Over (2009) Harrison Ford, Cliff Curtis, Ashley Judd, Sean Penn, Ray Liotta, Alicia Braga, Alice Eve, Jim Sturgess. The Weinstein Company/Genius Products).
Fired Up (2009) Nicholas D'Agosto, Eric Christian Olsen, Sarah Roemer, AnnaLynne McCord. In theatrical and unrated versions. Extras: Commentary by director Will Gluck and stars Nick D'Agosto and Eric Christian Olsen; two featurettes: "The is Not a Cheerleading Movie: The Making-of Fired Up!" and "Double Duty"; gag reel. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).
Get Smart Season 3 (1967-68) Four-disc set with 26 episodes, $24.98. (HBO Home Entertainment).
Ghosts of Goldfield (2007) Kellan Lutz, Marnette Patterson, Richie Chance, Scott Whyte, Mandy Amano. Five college students set out to document ghosts in the infamously haunted town of Goldfield, Nevada, and get more than they bargained for. (North American Motion Pictures).
Gran Torino (2008)Dir.: Clint Eastwood; Clint Eastwood, Cory Hardrict, Brian Haley, Brian Howe, Dreama Walker, Christopher Carley. Extras: "Manning the Wheel: American Car Culture and Manhood," "Gran Torino: More Than a Car," digital copy. Also available on Blu-ray Disc.
The International (2008) Dir.: Tom Tykwer; Armin Mueller-Stahl, Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Ulrich Thomsen, Brían F. O'Byrne. Extras: Deleted scenes; director and screenwriter commentary; four behind-the-scenes featurettes: "The Making of The International," "Shooting at the Guggenheim" (detailing the making of the film's action sequence), "The Autostadt" (about filming at the famous German automotive museum) and "The Architecture of The International," which explores the film's use of interiors and exteriors from around the world. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).
The Jack Lemmon Film Collection Six-disc set with "Phffft!" (1954), "Operation Mad Ball" (1957), "The Notorius Landlady" (1962), "Under The Yum Yum Tree" (1963) and "Good Neighbor Sam" (1964); $59.95. Extras: Sixth disc includes a two-part documentary hosted by Chris Lemmon and featuring new interviews with Kevin Spacey, Andy Garcia and Shirley MacLaine; and the Ford Television Theatre's "Marriageable Male" episode starring Lemmon. (Sony).
Ladies or Gentlemen (2008) "Starz Inside" documentary is sly peek at the art of playing dress up on film, and how it's always anything but a drag. Features wild moments from such ground breaking movies as"Some Like it Hot," "Hairspray," "Mrs. Doubtfire," "Rocky Horror Picture Show," "White Chicks," "Ed Wood," "Pink Flamingos" and more. Discussing cinema, sex, and taboos are some top pop culture icons such as Tony Curtis, Tim Curry, Henry Gibson, John Landis, John Waters, and writers Camille Paglia and Michael Musto. $19.95. (Anchor Bay).
My Family Season 3 (2002) Two-disc set with 14 episodes, $29.98. (Warner).
My Family Season 4 (2003) Two-disc set with 14 episodes, $29.98. (Warner).
Nobel Son (2008) Alan Rickman, Bryan Greenberg, Mary Steenburgen, Shawn Hatosy, Bill Pullman, Ted Danson, Danny DeVito, Eliza Dushku. A young man is kidnapped on the eve of his father receiving the Nobel Prize; the requested ransom is the $2,000,000 in Nobel Prize money. When the father refuses to pay the ransom, a venomous tale of familial dysfunction, lust, betrayal and ultimately revenge ensues. Extras: Commentary by director-producer Randall Miller, writer-producer Jody Savin, musician Paul Oakenfold, cinematographer Mike Ozier and actors Brian Greenberg and Eliza Dushku; deleted scenes, alternate ending. (Fox).
The Norman Lear Collection (2008) Nineteen-disc set with the complete first seasons of "All in the Family," "Sanford and Son," "Maude," "The Jeffersons," "Good Times," "One Day at a Time" and "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman"; $159.95. Extras: Includes two discs of all-new bonus features including new interviews with Lear, Rob Reiner, Bea Arthur, Adrienne Barbeau, Rue McClanahan, Jimmie Walker, Bonnie Franklin, Mackenzie Phillips, Mary Kay Place and Louise Lasser. The set also includes both never-before-released pilot episodes from "All in the Family" entitled "Those Were The Days," and the 1971 "lost" pilot, "And Justice For All," which was originally turned down by ABC, only to be later picked up by CBS. And there's all-new series-specific featurettes for each series. (Sony).
Shaun the Sheep: Sheep on the Loose (2007) Six complete episodes of the international hit for kids from 2 to 60; from the creators of "Wallace and Gromit"; $14.98. Extras: "The Mini Making of Shaun" behind-the-scenes featurette. (HIT/Lionsgate).
The Shield: Season Seven: The Final Season (2008) Four-disc set with 13 episodes, $59.95. Extras: Cast and crew commentary on each episode, 51 deleted scenes with optional commentary by creator Shawn Ryan, "Nobody Expects to Lose, Nobody Expects to Die: The Shield's Final Season" featurette, "Last Call: The Final Episode" featurette. (Sony).
Sisterhood (2008) Isabelle Defaut, Emily Corcoran. Comedy about two diametrically dissimilar long-lost half-sisters: one a cosmopolitan, cultivated socialite with an impeccable wardrobe living in London's Chelsea, the other a sheep-shearing farm girl plucked from Down Under and dropped into the big city. $22.95. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Cinevolve Studios).
Tomb Detectives Six-part documentary that investigates some of history's most gruesome deaths, unraveling ancient mysteries that have defied explanation for centuries. Included here: "Severed Skull" (mystery surrounding 20 decapitated skulls in a Roman cemetery in the U.K.), "Battlefield of Bones" (human bones but no skulls in France), "Bog Bodies," "Child Mummies" (in Chile), "Vampire Graves" (in Connecticut) and "Plague Mummies"; $19.98. (Smithsonian Networks/Infinity Entertainment Group).
Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music The Director's Cut (1970) Four-hour director's cut of the 1970 Oscar-winning documentary about the landmark music event that featured some of the greatest rock 'n' roll performers in history in a spectacular new limited, numbered Blu-ray and DVD Ultimate Collector's Edition. Includes two extra hours of rare performance footage -- photo some of it newly-discovered, some only seen in part and some never seen at all. The two extra hours of rare footage features 18 new performances from 13 groups, including Joan Baez, Country Joe McDonald, Santana, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Canned Heat, Joe Cocker and five (Paul Butterfield, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Grateful Dead, Johnny Winter and Mountain) who played at Woodstock but never appeared in any film version. A third hour of bonus material includes a featurette gallery showcasing interviews with Martin Scorsese, producer Michael Lang, director Michael Wadleigh, Hugh Hefner, Eddie Kramer (the concert's original chief on-site engineer and producer-engineer for Jimi Hendrix) and others who chronicle the making of the festival and the film. Packaged in a unique giftbox, numbered as part of a limited run with an array of collectibles that include a 60+ page reprint of a Life magazine commemorative issue, a lucite lenticular display of vintage festival photos, festival memorabilia and an iron-on patch with the classic dove and guitar Woodstock emblem. Remastered from original elements and scanned at 2K with an audio 5.1 mix. The Ultimate Collector's Edition will be available in Blu-ray ($69.99) as well as DVD ($59.98). A Two-Disc Special Edition will be available for $24.98. (Warner).
WWE: Macho Madness -- The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection (2009) Three-disc set, $34.95. Extras: Macho interviews, "Match Made in Heaven" 1991 SummerSlam wedding ceremony with Miss Elizabeth. (WWE).
Wrestlemania 25th Anniversary (2009) Three-disc set with the complete 25th anniversary event on April 6, 2009, with a host of WWE champions battling each other; and the complete WWE Hall of Fame Induction ceremony; $39.95. (WWE).
Z Rock: Season One (2008) Ten episodes of the IFC series about a heavy metal band that makes money during the day playing at kiddie birthday parties; $19.97. (Anchor Bay).

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June 16

Barney: Sing & Dance With Barney (2009) An hour of singing and dancing to 20 favorite melodies with Barney and friends, $14.98.Extras: Interactive game, "Catch Up With the Barney Reunion Cast," Barney "Boogie" music video. (HIT/Lionsgate).
Black Money (2009) "Frontline" investigation into international bribery schemes and how the U.S. Department of Justice is working to protect American businesses; $24.99. (PBS Home Video).
Burn Notice Season Two (2008) Four-disc set with 16 episodes, $49.98. Extras: Commentary, deleted scenes, "NIXin' It Up on Burn Notice featurette, gag reel. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Fox).
The Cell 2 (2009) Tessie Santiago, Chris Bruno, Frank Whaley, Bart Johnson. Sequel, about an FBI agent who has to enter a killer's head to solve his crimes; the catch: if she dies in the killer's brain, she dies in real life. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).
The Diary of Anne Frank 50th Anniversary Edition (1959) Dir.: George Stevens; Millie Perkins, Joseph Schildkraut, Shelley Winters, Richard Beymer, Diane Baker. Extras: Commentary by George Stevens Jr. and Millie Perkins, "Introduction": George Stevens Jr. and World War II, "The Making of The Diary of Anne Frank: A Son’s Memories," "The Diary of Anne Frank: Memories from Millie Perkins and Diane Baker," "Shelley Winters and The Diary of Anne Frank," "The Score of The Diary of Anne Frank," "The Diary of Anne Frank: Correspondence." Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Fox).
Dominick Dunne: After the Party (2008) Hollywood outcast, best-selling author and chronicler of the rich and famous, Dominick Dunne is one of the world's leading journalists and society commentators. As a Vanity Fair special correspondent, Dunne is known the world over for his vociferous championing of the rights of the victim in high-profile murder cases. Directors Kirsty de Garis and Timothy Jolley turn the cameras back around to Dunne, and are taken on an honest and repentant journey filled with satirical wit and an arsenal of stories, proving Dunne's own life frequently more interesting than those of his subjects. $24.95. (IndiePix).
Dough Boys (2009) Lorenzo Eduardo, Arlen Escarpeta, Sticky Fingaz, Reagan Gomez-Preston, Cory Hardrict, Richard Brooks. Four determined young men struggle to escape the pull of the streets but with their dreams always just out of reach, "The Dough Boys" go for one big score that will change their lives -- if they risk everything. (BET/Paramount).
Elsewhere (2009) Anna Kendrick, Jon Gries, Tania Raymonde. A responsible, straight-laced young woman investigates the disappearance of her best friend, who was using the Internet to meet men. With the aid of a computer nerd friend, she travels into the heart of the town's dark secrets, where she discover's that nobody wants Jillian found. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (E1 Entertainment).
Everwood: The Complete Second Season (2006-7) Six-disc set with 22 episodes, $39.98. (Warner).
Extreme Ice (2009) NOVA/National Geographic Television special that follows the progress of acclaimed photojournalist James Balog’s Extreme Ice Survey, the largest photographic study ever attempted of the cryosphere, the mantle of ice that covers large portions of the Earth and that plays a critical role in weather. $24.99. (PBS Home Video).
Family Guy Volume Seven (2008) Three-disc set with 13 episodes from the sixth and seventh seasons, $39.98. Extras: Commentary, 29 deleted scenes, "Take Me Out to pLace Tonight" featurette, "Family Guy CRIBZ" featurette, "Comic Con 2008," "Family Guy Art Show." (Fox).
Friday the 13th (2009) Jared Padalecki, Derek Mears, Amanda Righetti, Danielle Panabaker, Travis Van Winkle, Aaron Yoo, Adam Finberg, Nick Mennell, Jonathan Sadowski, Nana Visitor, Arlen Escarpeta, Ryan Hansen, Richard Burgi, Julianna Guill, Willa Ford. Available as a single-disc DVD with the theatrical cut, as a single-disc DVD with the "Killer" cut (extended cut) and on Blu-ray Disc with the "Killer" cut. Extras: Killer Cut: "Rebirth of Jason Vorhees" featurette, additional scenes; Blu-ray adds: PIP with trivia track, "Hacking Back/Slashing Forward" featurette, "The 7 Best Kills" featurette, BD Live. (Warner).
Friday the 13th The Final Chapter Deluxe Edition (1984) Extras: Retrospective featurette, lost ending, slashed scenes, multiple commentaries, more. (Paramount).
Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning Deluxe Edition (1985) Extras: Making-of featurette, commentary by the director and cast and crewmembers, "Lost Tales from Camp Blood," more. (Paramount).
Friday the 13th Part Six: Jason Lives Deluxe Edition (1986) Extras: Making-of featurette, "Meeting Mr. Voorhees," slashed scenes, commentary by the director and cast and crewmembers, more. (Paramount).
Garfield's Pet Force (2009) New feature-length animated Garfield adventure has superhero versions of Garfield, Odie, Nermal and Arlene existing in a parallel world where their crime fighting powers are the stuff of legend. But when they find themselves in trouble with the evil Vetix, the fearless foursome have to recruit their earthly counterparts to help save the universe. $19.98. Extras: "Professor Wally's Moscrambulator" game. (Fox).
His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (2008) Tribute documentary about one of horror cinema's most enduring icons, hosted by legendary special effects make-up artist Tom Savini. Originally released in February in a two-disc set, here released as a single disc for $14.98. Extras: "The Men Behind The Mask" featurette with extended interviews with all seven actors who portrayed Jason Voorhees throughout the series. (Anchor Bay).
The Hunger: The Complete First Season (1997-98) Four-disc set with 22 episodes of the horror anthology series from Ridley and Tony Scott, hosted by Terence Stamp; $39.98. (E1 Entertainment).
Jesse Stone: Thin Ice (2009) Tom Selleck is back for another adventure in the fifth installment of the highly-rated TV movie franchise about a former Los Angeles homicide detective who, after being fired from the LAPD, has left his wife and come to Paradise, Massachusetts to start over as the New England town's police chief. In this installment, Stone finds himself in trouble with the town council when he inadvertently becomes involved in a Boston street shootout during which a fellow cop is seriously wounded. (Sony).
Killing Ariel (2008) Michael Brainard, Axelle Cummings. A female demon haunts a young man and no matter how many times he kills her, she comes back for more. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette. (MTI Home Video).
Little Red Riding Hood (1997) In David Kaplan's underground cult classic, Christina Ricci plays the not-so-innocent "Little Red Riding Hood" in a twisted take on the children's story. Narrated by Quentin Crisp, the short film (30 minutes) is provocative and eerie, combining childhood fiction with mature fantasy. $19.99. (Malaprop Productions).
Morning Light (2008) Documentary on the selection and training of a crew of young adults for the oldest and most prestigious open sea race in the world, the Transpacific Yacht Race from Los Angeles to Honolulu. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Disney).
Murdoch Mysteries, Season One (2008) Four-disc set with 13 episodes, $59.99. New series combining the period appeal of Sherlock Holmes with the forensic fascination of "CSI" in this Canadian series in which cutting-edge Victorian science meets cunningly plotted mysteries in the 1890s. Extras: Commentaries. (Acorn Media).
My Breakfast With Blassie (1983) Features wacky comic Andy Kaufman and wrestling legend Fred Blassie, self-proclaimed King of Men and coiner of the phrase "pencil-necked geek," as they meet for breakfast and discuss wrestling, hygiene, stardom and whether to eat bacon or sausage. Classic piece of performance art from one of our greatest comedians. $19.95. Extras: Lost footage of Kaufman, bonus footage, a making-of featurette, more. (Video Service Corp and MVD Visual).
The Perfect Sleep (2009) Anton Pardoe, Roselyn Sanchez, Patrick Bauchau. A man with no name returns to a timeless city to battle the forces of ruthlessness and torment to save his lifelong love. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
Poisoned Waters (2008) PBS Frontline documentary explores how the polluted waterways of Puget Sound and the Chesapeake Bay are causing major heath issues for humans and animals: More than three decades after the Clean Water Act, these two iconic waterways are in perilous condition. With polluted runoff still flowing in from industry, agriculture and massive suburban development, scientists fear contamination to the food chain and drinking water for millions of people. $24.95. (PBS Distribution).
RiffTrax In 2006 the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 reteamed to bring their cult commentary online at RiffTrax.com, where they wisecracked on MP3 files that could be downloaded and synched to the soundtracks of a host of cult films. Now they've released 10 DVDs featuring their commentary: "Night of the Living Dead," "The Little Shop of Horrors," "Reefer Madness," " Carnival of Souls," "House on Haunted Hill," "Missile to the Moon," "Plan 9 From Outer Space," "Swing Parade," and two volumes of "The Best of RiffTrax Shorts"; $9.95 each. (Legend Films).
Saving Grace Season Two (2008-09) Four-disc set with 14 episodes, $49.98. Extras: "Have a Little Faith: The Successes of 'Saving Grace'" and "The Wrap Party Red Carpet, Hosted by Dylan Minnette" featurettes. (Fox).
The Secret Life of the American Teenager: Season Two (2009) Three-disc set, $39.99. Extras: "Character Secrets: The Cast Reveals All" featurette, cast close-ups, music video. (Disney).
Sergeant Preston of the Yukon: Complete Season 2 (1956-57) Four-disc set with 23 episodes of the family adventure series that ran Thursday nights between 1955 and 1958, following the adventures of Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman Sergeant Preston, his sled dog Yukon King and trusted horse Rex as they thwarted evildoers in the northern wilderness during the 1890s Gold Rush. $39.98. (Infinity Entertainment Group).
The Seventh Seal (1957) Dir.: Ingmar Bergman; Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson. Few films have had as large a cultural impact as Ingmar Bergman's "The Seventh Seal" (Det sjunde inseglet). Disillusioned and exhausted after a decade of battling in the Crusades, a knight (Max von Sydow) encounters Death on a desolate beach and challenges him to a fateful game of chess. Much studied, imitated, even parodied, but never outdone, Bergman's stunning allegory of man's search for meaning was one of the benchmark foreign imports of America's 1950s art house heyday, pushing cinema's boundaries and ushering in a new era of moviegoing. New, restored high-definition digital transfer. Extras: Introduction by Ingmar Bergman, recorded in 2003; commentary by Bergman expert Peter Cowie; new afterword to the commentary by Cowie; "Bergman Island" (2006), an 83-minute documentary on Bergman by Marie Nyrerod, featuring in-depth interviews with the director; archival audio interview with von Sydow; a 1998 tribute to Bergman by filmmaker Woody Allen; "Bergman 101," a selected filmography tracing Bergman's career, narrated by Cowie; booklet featuring an essay by critic Gary Giddins. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (The Criterion Collection).
Spaceballs (1987) Dir.: Mel Brooks; John Candy, Rick Moranis, Bill Pullman, Daphne Zuniga, Dick Van Patten, Mel Brooks. Extras: Commentary by Mel Brooks, "Spaceballs: The Documentary" featurette, "In Conversation: Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan" featurette, "John Candy: Comic Spirit" featurette, "Watch the Movie in Ludicrous Speed" featurette, still galleries, film flubs, storyboards. Also available as a standard DVD/Blu-ray Disc combo. (MGM).
Spaceballs: The Totally-Warped Adventures (2008) Collection of all-new satiric adventures directed by Mel Brooks. Originally airing on G4, the series of shorts reunites the original "Spaceballs" characters in animated form while mocking even more popular films and television series, including "The Lord of the Rings," "Spider-Man," "The Pirates of the Caribbean," "American Idol" and more. $19.98. Also available on Blu-ray Disc.
StagKnight (2007) Martin Bayfield, Simon Cathcart, Paul Coskun. British comedy thriller about a bachelor party that takes an eerie wrong turn into the world of a satanic cult. The stag night turns into a nightmare for a quirky group of lovable losers who plan a bachelor party getaway deep in the English woods and get a bit more than they bargained for. The fright-fest begins when the friends are greeted by a witch-like groundskeeper and her mute giant brother. Wandering into the woods, they become witnesses to a satanic ritual performed by mysterious monks who have raised a dark knight from his 1,500-year slumber. The clueless bachelors soon find themselves trading in their paintball guns to battle the grumpy knight. Extras: Deleted scenes. (Osiris Entertainment).
The Strange One (1957) Ben Gazzara, George Peppard, Pat Hingle, Peter Mark Richman. A cadet leader uses his malevolent charm to manipulate the other cadets and officers at a Southern military academy for his own amusement. When the other cadets realize they are pawns in his plan to oust a commanding officer, they decide to take matters into their own hands. Controversial in 1957 because of several scenes suggesting homosexuality; these scenes were cut over the objections of the director prior to the film's original release. This DVD presents the fully-restored, uncensored version. Extras: Interview with Ben Gazzara. (Sony).
Thomas & Friends: Hop on Board Songs and Stories (2009) Two classic "Thomas & Friends" stories ("Peter Sam and the Refreshment Lady" and "Bulldog"), seven sing-along songs and a bonus CD with five songs, $14.98. (HIT/Lionsgate).
The Three Stooges Collection Volume Six: 1949–1951 Two-disc set with 24 episodes, digitally remastered and chronologically organized; $24.96. Click here for complete list of episodes. (Sony)
Tom and Jerry's Greatest Chases Volume 2 Single-disc features 14 classic theatrical cartoons originally released between 1943 and 1951: "Mouse Trouble," "Quiet Please!" "Sufferin' Cats!" "Baby Puss," "The Million Dollar Cat," "The Bodyguard," "Flirty Birdy," "Cat Fishin'," "The Invisible Mouse," "Heavenly Puss," "Jerry and the Goldfish," "Cue Ball Cat," "Slicked-up Pup" and "Jerry's Cousin." (Warner).
The Transformers: The Complete First Season: 25th Anniversary Edition (1984) Three-disc set with 16 episodes. Shout! Factory in collaboration with Hasbro unleashes the original animated TV series that started it all. A must-have for kids and kids-at-heart, the set features all season one episodes in the order they were intended, with remastered audio, a collectible Autobots magnet and special bonus content. $29.99. (Shout! Factory).
Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail (2009) Tyler Perry, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Derek Luke, Tamela Mann, David Mann, Salli Richardson, Viola Davis, Judge Mablean, Sofia Vergara, Aisha Hinds, Ion Overman, Ronreaco Lee, Vanessa Ferlito. (Lionsgate).
What Goes Up (2009) Hilary Duff, Steve Coogan, Josh Peck, Olivia Thirlby, Molly Shannon. Family comedy. When a group of teenage social misfits befriend jaded journalist Campbell Babbitt (Steve Coogan), who’s on assignment in their small New Hampshire town, they each find themselves searching for meaning and truth in their crazy, mixed-up lives. But as Babbitt gets to know these eccentric kids better -- Lucy (Hilary Duff) in particular -- their hidden secrets begin to rise to the surface, changing each other’s lives forever. (Sony).

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June 23

Alice's House (2007 -- Brazil) Carla Ribas, Berta Zemel, Vinicius Zinn. Intimate look into the life of Alice, a working class, middle-aged woman living amongst a sexually-charged household of adolescent boys and a cheating husband. Alice has a chance meeting with an old flame and is forced to re-examine her life and address her romantic dreams. Feeling her youth and sexuality slipping away, she flirts with a rapturous affair to escape her repressive family life and avoid the fate of her aging mother, who drags out her remaining years as the house-maid. Extras: Interviews with actress Carla Ribas, director Chico Teixeira and the producers; behind-the-scenes footage. (IndiePix).
Backwoods (2008) Haylie Duff, Ryan Merriman, Danny Nucci, Jonathan Chase. Maniacal lunatics threaten a group of office workers on a survival/paint-ball company retreat in the wilderness. (RHI Entertainment/Genius Products).
The Bible Unearthed (2006) The Bible is both a religious and historical work, but how much is myth and how much is history? This investigation into the origins of the Bible visits archaeological digs in Egypt, Jordan and Israel –- including Megiddo, the cradle of biblical archaeology. Rare archival footage, ancient maps, biblical illustrations and computer simulations are put into context by world-famous archaeologists and biblical scholars, including experts from the Louvre, the museums of Cairo and Jerusalem, and the British Museum. $29.95. (First Run Features).
Bob Funk (2009) Rachael Leigh Cook, Grace Zabriskie, Amy Ryan, Eddie Jemison, Stephen Root, Michael Leydon Campbell, Lucy Davis, Khleo Thomas. Bob Funk (Michael Leydon Campbell) is in a major funk. He's outspoken and crass, has serious family issues, heavy baggage from a bitter divorce, seemingly no professional ambitions, and uses alcohol to help the cause. He works for his disapproving mother Mrs. Funk (Grace Zabriskie) at the family business "Funk Foam and Futon," Bob's life takes a turn however, when the attractive, yet charmingly clumsy, young executive Miss Thorne (Rachael Leigh Cook) joins the family-run futon business and becomes the object of his affection. And then mom fires him. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
Catlow (1971) Dir.: Sam Wanamaker; Yul Brynner, Richard Crenna, Leonard Nimoy, Daliah Lavi, Jo Ann Pflug, Jeff Corey. (Warner).
Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009) Isla Fisher, Joan Cusack, John Goodman, Hugh Dancy, Krysten Ritter, John Lithgow, Kristin Scott Thomas, Leslie Bibb, Lynn Redgrave, Julie Hagerty, Fred Armisen, Robert Stanton, Christine Ebersole, Clea Lewis, Wendie Malick, Stephanie March. Available in single-disc DVD, two-disc DVD and Blu-ray editions. Extras: Bloopers, deleted scenes, music video, digital copy. (Disney).
FEMA City (2007) Documentary on the trailer park city set up in Charlotte County, Florida after Hurricane Charley destroyed buildings and homes. Nearly 1,500 people moved into the more than 1,000 trailers and it took on the nickname FEMA City. $19.95. (Vanguard Cinema).
The Garth Method (2004) Gregory Pakis. In 2001 unemployed actor Garth Petridis was imprisoned for one of the most unusual crimes in Australian history: Desperate for success he kidnapped members of the public and forced them to perform in a bizarre movie intended to make "Garth" a household name. This is his story. (Vanguard Cinema).
Girls Next Door Season Five (2008-09) Three-disc set with 15 episodes, $29.98. (Fox).
He's On My Mind (2009) Sherial Mckinney. An elementary school teacher falls in love and gets married only to find out that her husband's a bigamist. Devastated, she vows to figure out "Why Men Do What They Do", and is spontaneously imbued with the ability to intercept men's thoughts. (Vanguard Cinema).
Inkheart (2009) Brendan Fraser, Paul Bettany, Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren, Andy Serkis, Eliza Bennett, Rafi Gavron, Sienna Guillory. Combo release with both standard DVD and Blu-ray Disc. Extras: DVD: "Eliza Reads to Us" in which Eliza Bennett shares one of her favorite passages from the book that didn't end up in the film; Blu-ray adds "A Story From the Cast and Crew" game, "From Imagination to the Page: How Writers Write" featurette, additional scenes, BD-Live, digital copy. (Warner).
Inside The Koran (2008) The Koran is one of the most ideologically influential texts in the world, with over a billion Muslims following its precepts. Yet within this singular religious community there are profound differences in attitudes about peace, violence, punishment, forgiveness, and the status of women. This eye-opening film goes deep into the heart of the Muslim world to explore the history and current state of Islam. $24.95. (First Run Features).
The Jean-Jacques Beineix Collection: Locked in Syndrome (1997) Cinema in the 1980s saw a new wave of French auteurs explode onto the scene, redefining modernity in film. With "Diva" (1982) and "Betty Blu" (1986), director Jean-Jacques Beineix created two of the most provocative films of the era that were dark, memorable, filled with voluptuous imagery and generous dollops of sex and/or violence. Both films were international hits. In the 90s, Beineix turned towards more socially conscious subjects, directing two documentaries as well as taking up the paintbrush. He returned to feature filmmaking in 1992 with "IP5: The Island of the Pachyderms," which was the last film for renowned actor Yves Montand. This summer, film lovers nationwide will get the chance to view Beineix's work in theaters and on DVD, with several titles released for the first time in the U.S. The first release is the heart-wrenching documentary "Locked in Syndrome," about editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who was paralyzed by a stroke in 1995 and learned how to communicate by blinking his left eye as he dictated his memoir (The story was made into 2007's "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" by Julian Schnabel). Extras: Two Beineix shorts: "Otaku" and "Mr. Michel's Dog." (Cinema Libre Studio). For more information: see "The Return of Jean-Jacques Beineix."
Last Year At Marienbad (1961) Dir.: Alain Resnais; Giorgio Albertazzi, Delphine Seyrig. Not just a defining work of the French New Wave but one of the great, lasting mysteries of modern art, Alain Resnais' epochal visual poem has been puzzling appreciative viewers for decades. A surreal fever dream, or perhaps a nightmare, "Last Year at Marienbad" (L'année dernière à Marienbad), written by the radical master of the New Novel, Alain Robbe-Grillet, gorgeously fuses the past with the present in telling its ambiguous tale of a man and a woman who may or may not have met a year ago, perhaps at the very same cathedral-like, mirror-bedecked chateau they now find themselves wandering. Unforgettable in both its confounding details (gilded ceilings, diabolical parlor games, a loaded gun) and haunting scope, Resnais' investigation into the nature of memory is disturbing, romantic, and maybe even a ghost story. New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by Resnais. Extras: Audio interview with Resnais; new documentary on the making of "Last Year at Marienbad," featuring interviews with many of Resnais' collaborators; new video interview with film scholar Ginette Vincendeau on the history of the film and its many mysteries; two short documentaries by Resnais: "Toute la memoire du monde" (1956) and "Le chant du styrene" (1958); booklet featuring essays by critic Mark Polizzotti and film scholar François Thomas, and Alain Robbe-Grillet's introduction to the published screenplay and comments on the film. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (The Criterion Collection).
Love, Murder and Deceit (AKA My Stepson, My Lover) (1997) Rachel Ward, Joshua Morrow, Terry O'Quinn. A nurse finds herself embroiled in a tense and potentially deadly family affair when she falls for the son of her ruthless new husband. (Vanguard Cinema).
Mr. Troop Mom (2009) George Lopez, Daniela Bobadilla, Jane Lynch, Julia Anderson, Elizabeth Thai. George Lopez stars as a widower trying to be both dad and mom for his 9-year-old daughter. Desperate to connect with her, he volunteers to chaperone her troop at the Go Girls Jamboree at Running Pines Camp -- unaware he'll be the only guy in a world of girls. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).
My Dinner With Andre (1981) Dir.: Louis Malle; Wallace Shawn, Andre Gregory. In Louis Malle's captivating and philosophical "My Dinner with Andre," actor and playwright Wallace Shawn sits down with friend and theater director Andre Gregory at a Manhattan restaurant, and the two proceed into an alternately whimsical and despairing confessional on love, death, money, and all the superstition in between. New, restored high-definition digital transfer. Extras: New video interviews with Gregory and Shawn by filmmaker and friend Noah Baumbach; "My Dinner with Louis," an episode from the BBC program "Arena," in which Shawn interviews director Louis Malle; booklet featuring an essay by critic Amy Taubin and the prefaces written for the printed screenplay by Gregory and Shawn. (The Criterion Collection).
Our City Dreams (2008) Lyrical documentary about the intersection of location and imagination. Filmmaker Chiara Clemente shines a light on five women artists whose inspiration is fueled by living in the "cauldron of creativity" -- New York City. Although these artists are at different stages of life and have diverse cultural backgrounds, distinctive passion, character, motivation and style, they all have one thing in common: the city that they now call home and find inspiration within. The artists: Nancy Spero, Marina Abramovic, Kiki Smith, Ghada Amer and Swoon. $24.95. (First Run Features).
Phoebe in Wonderland (2008) Felicity Huffman, Elle Fanning, Patricia Clarkson, Bill Pullman, Campbell Scot. Heartfelt, fantastical story of a troubled, imaginative girl (Elle Fanning) devoted to "Alice in Wonderland" explores the agonies of growing up as an outsider and the complexities of parenting. Phoebe longs to be in the school production of "Alice in Wonderland" and after her peculiar drama teacher (Patricia Clarkson) casts her, Phoebe struggles to control her behavior. But as Phoebe's stress mounts, her behavior grows worse, creating intense pressure on her parents (Felicity Huffman and Bill Pullman), especially when Phoebe begins retreating to an imaginary fantasy world peopled by characters from "Alice." (Image Entertainment).
The Pink Panther 2 (2009) Steve Martin, Jean Reno, Emily Mortimer, Andy Garcia, John Cleese, Alfred Molina, Molly Sims, Aishwarya Rai, Yuki Matsuzaki. Available as a three-disc Blu-ray set and two-disc standard DVD set. Standard extras: 27 Pink Panther cartoons; Blu-ray extras: Gag reel, three featurettes, digital copy, 27 Pink Panther cartoons. (MGM)
Simon Says (2006) Blake Lively, Crispin Glover, Margo Harshman. A spring break camping trip turns into a splatterfest when five teens meet up with homicidal twins who knock them off one by one. (Barnholtz Entertainment/Lionsgate).
Tom & Jerry; The Chuck Jones Collection Two-disc set with all 34 shorts produced by Chuck Jones, remastered; $26.99. (Warner). For a complete list of titles, Click here.
Waltz With Bashir (2008) Animated film that follows one man's personal experience with the 1982 invasion of Lebanon. Voices of Ron Ben-Yishai, Ronny Dayag, Ari Folman, Dror Harazi, ehezkel Lazarov, Mickey Leon, Ori Sivan, Zahava SolomonExtras: Making-of featurette, "Animatics: Building the Scenes," Q & A with director Ari Folman, commentary. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).
War Wolves (2009) John Saxon, Michael Worth, Tim Thomerson, Adrienne Barbeau, Natasha Alam. A special-forces unit returns to the United States from the Middle East to hunt down a soldier who has been infected with a werewolf virus. Little do they know that three of the female soldiers serving in the unit have also been infected and have already transformed into she-wolves. The she-wolf forces of evil and the special op forces of good are pitted against each other in a race to save humankind from turning into wolves. (Monarch Home Video).

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June 30

Apollo 11: A Night to Remember (2009) Rare, recently recovered archival footage from the BBC follows the Apollo 11 astronauts from their preflight breakfast on July 16, 1969, to their splashdown in the Pacific eight days later. Includes the suspense of countdown, the thunder of blastoff, the epic 218,096-mile flight ­and, of course, Neil Armstrong’s "one giant leap for mankind." $24.99. (Acorn Media).
The Betrayed (2008) Melissa George, Oded Fehr, Christian Campbell. A young woman is kidnapped and told that if she is to see her son again, she has to kill her husband, whom the captors say is a brutal killer who has stole millions from their mysterious crime syndicate. (MGM).
Blue Murder, Set 4 (2009) Two-disc set with six episodes of the hit U.K. crime drama about DCI Janine Lewis of the Manchester police, a woman valiantly struggling to balance a dangerous, high-profile career with the demands of being a single mother of four; $39.99. (Acorn Media).
Change Your Life! (2009) Tony Plana, Ada Maris, Taylor Negron. Mockumentary about Ponzi schemes, multi-level marketing scams, and the get-rich-quick mindset that nearly bankrupted America. Release (June 29) coincides with the sentencing of financial evildoer Bernie Madoff. (www.GetRichQuickFlick.com).
Do the Right Thing 20th Anniversary Edition (1989) Dir.: Spike Lee; Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Spike Lee, Bill Nunn, John Turturro, Paul Benjamin, Frankie Faison. Extras: "Do the Right Thing: 20 Years Later"; deleted and extended scenes; commentary by Spike Lee; commentary by Lee, drector of photography Ernest Dickerson, production designer Wynn Thomas and actor Joie Lee; behind-the-scenes featurette; "Making Do The Right Thing"; "The Riot Sequence"; "Cannes, 1989." Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Universal).
Dog the Bounty Hunter: Best of Season 5 (2008) Single disc, $19.95. (A&E Home Video).
Eastbound & Down (2009) Two-disc set with six episodes of the new HBO comedy series about a washed-up former Major League Baseball star forced to return to his hometown to teach P.E. at his old middle school; $29.98. (HBO Home Entertainment).
The Education of Charlie Banks (2007) Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Ritter, Eva Amurri, Christopher Marquette, Sebastian Stan, Gloria Votsis. Limp Bizkit front man Fred Durst's directorial debut. Coming of age story about students at an elite upstate New York College in the 1980s. (Anchor Bay Entertainment).
Entourage: The Complete Fifth Season (2008) Three-disc set with 12 episodes, $39.98. (HBO Home Entertainment).
Eureka: Season 3.0 (2008-09) Two-disc set, $29.98. Extras: Deleted scenes, commentary. (Universal).
Hide (2008) Rachel Miner, Christian Kane, Polly Shannon, Beth Grant. A modern-day Bonnie and Clyde terrorize the South. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette. (MTI Home Video).
The Human Contract (2008) Joanna Cassidy, Caleeb Pinkett, Steven Brand, Anne Ramsay, Tava Smiley, T.J. Thyne. Sensual tale of an uptight businessman who becomes entangled with a seductive stranger who encourages him to live life with reckless passion; directed and written by Jada Pinkett Smith. Extras: Commentary by Jada Pinkett Smith and cinematographer Darren Genet, "The Human Experience" making of featurette, "The Roll of Film" featurette. (Sony).
The IT Crowd: The Complete Second Season (2008) Six episodes of the IFC comedy series, $24.98. Extras: Outtakes, commentary. (MPI Media Group).
Jockeys (2009) Two-disc set with 14 episodes of the series that follows the trials and tribulations of horse racing's diminutive heroes, $19.95. (Animal Planet/Genius Products).
Jonas Brothers: The Concert Experience -- Deluxe Extended Movie (2009) A 3-D concert film of the 2008 Jonas Brothers "Burning Up" concert tour, as well as documentary footage on the lives of the three brothers. Also available on Blu-ray Disc.
Lookin' to Get Out (1982) Dir.: Hal Ashby; Jon Voight, Burt Young, Ann-Margret. Hal Ashby's ("Being There," "Coming Home," "In the Heat of the Night") comedy will debut in a never-before-seen cut that represents the director's original vision. The new version was recently uncovered with the help of its star, Jon Voight, Ashby-biographer Nick Dawson and Ashby's daughter, Leigh MacManus, who found that, unbeknownst to anyone, the director had re-edited the film after its release, then donated it to the UCLA archives prior to his death. Part of Warner's Director's Showcase: Take Four. Extras: "Lookin' to Get Out: The Cast Looks Back" with all new interview with Jon Voight, Burt Young and Ann-Margret. Originally scheduled for May 26 but delayed. (Warner).
The Lucille Ball Specials Two 1975 TV specials: "Lucy Gets Lucky" starring Dean Martin, "Three for Two" starring Jackie Gleason, $19.98. Extras: "Let's Talk to Lucy," long-lost radio interviews with Dean Martin, bloopers, featurette with guest actor Gino Conforti, rare Lucy footage. (MPI Media Group).
Monsterquest: Season 3, Set 1 Two-disc set of episodes from the series that explores strange and unknown creatures that have been spotted in various parts of the world, $24.95. (A&E Home Video).
Muhammad Ali: In His Own Words (2009) "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee..." Documentary on "The Greatest." $9.98. (MPI Media Group).
Nostradamus: 2012 (2009) History Channel documentary takes a look at the predictions of the prophet (credited with foreseeing some of the world's most shocking events hundreds of years before they ever took place), connecting his End of Days prophecy with those of the Hopi and Mayan shamans. $19.95. (A&E Home Entertainment).
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: The Complete First Season (1990-91) Four-disc set with 26 episodes, $49.99. Extras: Commentaries, "A Look Back at Parker Lewis Can't Lose With the Cast and Creators" featurette, booklet with an introduction by creator Clyde Phillips, (Shout! Factory).
Princess Protection Program (2009) Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato. Disney Channel Original Movie about two very different girls -- a princess from a small kingdom who's whisked to the States in the Princess Protection Program when her small country is invaded and the small town Wisconsin girl who helps the princess pass as a normal teen. (Disney).
The Queens of Country Three-disc set with "Dolly & Friends," "Loretta Lynn: Songs of Inspiration" and "Patsy Cline: Sweet Dreams Still," $24.98. (MPI Media Group).
Reba: The Complete Sixth Season (2006-07) Single disc with 13 episodes, $24.98, (Fox).
RiP! A Remix Manifesto (2009) Innovative, surprisingly raucous and energetic documentary exploring the complexities of intellectual property in the era of peer-to-peer file sharing. An audience favorite at film festivals worldwide, this movie-as-mash-up shatters the wall between users and producers, as Web activist and filmmaker Brett Gaylor invites audiences to remix his raw footage (at opensourcecinema.org), allowing them to become part of the film itself. Extras: Deleted scenes, mash-up favorites from OpenSourceCinema.org. $24.95. (Disinformation Company).
Sea Beast (aka Troglodyte) (2008) Corin Nemec, Miriam McDonald, Daniel Wisler, Brandon Jay McLaren. Fourteenth installment in the Maneater series. When sea creatures surface in search of something more substantial to devour than marine life, a captain and a sea biologist must wage a battle against them in order to save mankind from total extinction. (RHI Entertainment/Genius Products).
Stargate: Atlantis Season 5 (2008-09) Five-disc set with 20 episodes, $49.98. Extras: Extended episodes "Vegas" and "Enemy at the Gate," behind-the-scenes cast and crew interviews, commentaries. (MGM).
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009) Kristin Kreuk, Michael Clarke Duncan, Neal McDonough, Taboo, Chris Klein, Moon Bloodgood, Edmund Chen, Cheng Pei Pei, Josie Ho, Robin Shou. Available as an "Unleashed & Unrated" three-disc Blu-ray and two-disc DVD. Extras: Theatrical and unrated feature; commentary by Patrick Aiello, Ashok Amritraj, Neal McDonough and Chris Klein; Deleted Scenes; "Marvel vs. Capcom 2: Sneak Peek"; "Becoming a Street Fighter"; "Chun Li: Bringing the Legend to Life"; "Fox Movie Channel Presents Making a Scene"; "Recreating the Game": arcade to film comparisons; "The Fight in Black and White": storyboard gallery; "Behind the Fight" production gallery; " Street Fighter Round One: FIGHT!" animated comic movie. (Fox).
Tokyo! (2008) Directors Michel Gondry ("Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"), Leos Carax ("The Lovers on the Bridge") and Bong Joon-Ho ("The Host") use their unique brand of storytelling to weave a thematic tale (Transformation, Anarchy, and Rebirth respectively) set in the ultra-modern metropolis of Tokyo in this three-part anthology film. Extras: Three making-of featurettes. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Liberation Entertainment). Go here for more information on "Tokyo!"
Tunnel Rats (2008) Dir.: Uwe Boll; Michael Pare. The year is 1967. American troops are making their way through the jungle of the Cu Chi District of Vietnam. A special U.S. combat unit is sent out to hunt and kill the Viet Cong soldiers in a man-to-man combat in the endless tunnels underneath the jungle of Vietnam. Extras: Deleted scenes, behind the scenes, interview with director Uwe Boll. (Vivendi Entertainment).
12 Rounds (2008) Dir.: Renny Harlin; John Cena, Steve Harris, Aidan Gillen, Brian White, Gonzalo Menendez. Available as a standard DVD and unrated Blu-ray Disc. Blu-ray extras: Commentary by director Renny Harlin, alternate endings, featurettes, digital copy. (Fox).
Two Lovers (2009) Joaquin Phoenix, Gwyneth Paltrow, Vinessa Shaw, Isabella Rossellini, Elias Koteas, Moni Moshonov. (Magnolia Pictures).
WWE: Backlash 2009 (2009) WWE rivalries intensify after the 25th anniversary of WrestleMania, featuring Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, Triple H, a six-man tag team match and more. $24.95. (World Wrestling Entertainment).
WWE: Judgment Day 2009 (2009) Wrestling battles pick up where WrestleMania left off. $24.95. (World Wrestling Entertainment).

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