From the Big Screen:
“Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” and “47 Ronin.” For more information on these and other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases.
“The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts: Fully Roasted” is a six-disc set with 17 complete and unedited Celebrity Roasts representing the best of the nine years (beginning in 1974) of the “The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts,” featuring a who’s who roster of roastees, including Betty White, (then) Gov. Ronald Reagan, Bette Davis, Muhammad Ali, George Burns, Angie Dickinson, Telly Savalas, Dan Rowan & Dick Martin, Sen. Barry Goldwater, Suzanne Somers, George Washington (portrayed by Jan Leighton), Dennis Weaver, Ralph Nader, Gabe Kaplan, Redd Foxx, Hugh Hefner and Zsa Zsa Gabor. The list of roasters include Milton Berle, Red Buttons, Phyllis Diller, Bonnie Franklin, Rich Little, Abe Vigoda, Jimmie Walker, Orson Welles, Jack Benny, Dom DeLuise, Henry Fonda, Ruth Buzzi, Wilt Chamberlain, Howard Cosell, Billy Crystal, Gene Kelly, LaWanda Page, Jackie Mason, Jimmy Stewart, Shelley Winters, Bob Newhart, Carroll O’Connor, Jack Klugman, Johnny Bench, and many, many others. There’s also bonus comedy sketches featuring Martin, Howard Cosell, Vincent Price, Steve Lawrence, Audrey Meadows, Buddy Hackett and others; three featurettes: “Ladies of the Dais,” “Roast in Hell – Politicians Under Fire,” “Beauty & the Beast: Ruth Buzzi vs. Muhammad Ali”; interviews with Phyllis Diller, Shirley Jones, Tony Danze, Carol Burnett, Ruth Buzzi, Angie Dickinson, Jimmie Walker. On DVD, $59.95 from StarVista/Time Life.
This week’s Blu-ray debuts: “Fargo Remastered Edition” (1996), “Joe Kidd” (1972), “King Kong Escapes” (1968), “King Kong vs. Godzilla” (1963), “No Holds Barred” (1989), “Norma Rae” (1979), “Once” (2006), “Rooster Cogburn” (1975), “Two Mules for Sister Sara” (1970) and “The War Wagon” (1967). Read more.
From TV to DVD:
“Broadchurch: The Complete First Season” (2013) is a three-disc set with eight episodes of BBC America’s hot new series about two deliciously dueling detectives (Olivia Colman and David Tennant) who are brought together by circumstances to solve the murder of an 11-year-old boy found on a popular beach just before the onslaught of tourist season. From Entertainment One … “The Dick Van Dyke Show: Classic Mary Tyler Moore Episodes” (1961-66) is a three-disc set with 20 classic episodes revolving around Laura Petrie (Moore). $24.98. from Image Entertainment … “Psych: The Complete Eighth Season” (2014) is a three-disc set with nine episodes, $59.98 from Universal.