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March 30, 2012 - One of the worst movies of all time makes for one of the best episodes of '90s television in "Mystery Science Theater 3000": Girl in Gold Boots. Mike, Crow, and Tom Servo skewer a 1968 crime drama which follows three young new friends out to Hollywood, where one becomes a star go-go dancer,
one becomes an LSD dealer, and one becomes a draft-dodging janitor turned guitarist. Long out of print through Rhino's Volume 4 collection, this Season 10 episode is now available to own again as a Shout! Factory Select DVD. Our review.

March 29, 2012 - Days before the Season 2 premiere, we take a close look at "The Killing": The Complete First Season on Blu-ray. Adapted from a Danish series, AMC's drama dissects a teenaged Seattle girl's murder from the points of view of the homicide detectives, the victim's family, and a mayoral candidate whose campaign is linked to the crime. Fox's 3-disc, 13-episode Blu-ray set includes an extended cut of the season finale, two audio commentaries, deleted scenes, a gag reel, and a making-of featurette. Full review.

March 27, 2012 - There are just a few hours left to enter our giveaway of The Muppets: Wocka Wocka Value Pack. One lucky U.S. or Canadian reader will win the 3-disc set which includes the acclaimed comedy on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital copy, along with a code to download the soundtrack. Don't miss out!

Today's new DVD and Blu-ray releases include the Criterion Collection debut of the 1958 Titanic movie A Night to Remember, the family comedy threequel Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, the Oscar-nominated 9/11 drama Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,
"Mystery Science Theater 3000": Volume 23, the top-notch documentary Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel, Roger Corman's low-budget creature feature Camel Spiders, and "South Park": The Complete Fifteenth Season. For more on these and others, check out the review links and March 27th schedule listings.

March 26, 2012 - Our newest review covers Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, the least expected Best Picture at this year's Oscars. Adapted from the bestselling novel, this drama from director Stephen Daldry (The Hours, Billy Elliot) and screenwriter Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) stars newcomer Thomas Horn as an eccentric boy who loses his father (Tom Hanks) in the September 11th terrorist attacks. The son sets out on a grand adventure to find the lock matching a mysterious key that belonged to his father, getting assistance from an old mute man (Oscar-nominated Max von Sydow). Also featuring Sandra Bullock, Viola Davis, and John Goodman, this box office flop hits stores tomorrow. Warner's Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet combo pack includes a 44-minute documentary from von Sydow's son, making-of featurettes, and a tenth anniversary tribute to a 9/11 victim photographically featured in the film. Our review.

March 25, 2012 - Camel Spiders, a new creature feature produced by Roger Corman, goes direct-to-video this week and we've got a review. Giant spiders from Iraq make their way over to the United States in a soldier's coffin and prepare to wreak havoc upon college students and various citizens in a small desert town. A sheriff (C. Thomas Howell) and two military officials (Brian Krause and Rocky DeMarco) lead the defensive efforts against the fast-moving insects. Our Blu-ray review.

Hop: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + Mini-Movie Review

March 24, 2012 - The year-long wait is finally over: Hop is now on Blu-ray and DVD! The second film from Universal's Illumination Entertainment (the company behind Despicable Me), this mixed-medium comedy brings together a California underachiever (James Marsden) and E.B. (computer-animated, voiced by Russell Brand), the son of the Easter Bunny. While they are sorting out their ambitions, a chick (voiced by Hank Azaria) plans an Easter Island coup and three Pink Beret bunnies come looking for E.B. Our review covers the Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + Mini-Movie combo pack, released yesterday, which includes games, dozens of shorts, UltraViolet, and some BD-exclusive playback enhancements. Hop on over to our full review.

March 22, 2012 - Harry Potter fans have been expecting a complete collection of the series for a long time now and today, Warner Home Video announced when and how that would be coming. On September 7th, the studio will release The Harry Potter Wizard's Collection, a numbered and limited 31-disc collection presenting all eight films on Blu-ray, DVD, and UltraViolet digital copy. The first two movies will be presented in both theatrical and extended cuts, while the last two will be offered in both 2D and 3D versions. New bonus discs for both Deathly Hallows movies along with one for the whole set will provide five hours of never-before-seen supplemental material. The 19-pound huge box set (measuring 12-3/4" x 10-9/16" x 11-1/4") will also include premium items, including a Hogwarts map, concept art prints, catalogs of props and posters. The suggested retail price for the collection is a staggering $499.99. You can now preorder this collection at Amazon, where the e-tailer's standard 30% discount currently brings the price down to $349.99.

Harry Potter: 31-Disc Wizard's Collection box (weighs 19 pounds) Harry Potter: Wizard's Collection

The Sitter gives Academy Award-nominated actor Jonah Hill his first solo leading role. Hill plays an irresponsible man tapped as last-minute replacement babysitter to three challenging kids. The group hits New York City and run into trouble with an eccentric drug dealer (Sam Rockwell). Now available, Fox's Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy combo pack serves up theatrical and unrated cuts of the film, 25 minutes of deleted scenes, a gag reel, unused improvisations, and making-of featurettes. Read our review.

The Sitter: Totally Irresponsible Edition Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Review The Ring Blu-ray Review RoadRacers Blu-ray Review

March 20, 2012 - Paramount releases another Best Buy-exclusive Blu-ray today and we've got a review. The Ring stars Naomi Watts as a Seattle reporter investigating an unusual videocassette said to kill its viewers seven days after they watch it. Directed by Pirates of the Caribbean's Gore Verbinski, this spooky, atmospheric PG-13 horror remake of a Japanese film was an unexpected hit back in 2002. The Blu-ray includes the handful of extras from both of its DVD releases, including a 15-minute hodgepodge of deleted scenes, the 16-minute short film Rings, two making-of shorts, and one of the coolest Easter eggs around. Before you die, you read our review.

March 19, 2012 - In between El Mariachi and Desperado, Robert Rodriguez wrote, directed, and edited RoadRacers, the movie that launched Showtime's ten-week 1994 celebration of 1950s youth films. David Arquette, Salma Hayek, John Hawkes, and William Sadler star in this tale of a small-town Texas rebel weighing his rock 'n roll ambitions with some bully business. An audio commentary recorded fifteen years ago and ten minutes of making-of footage spice up this long-delayed DVD debut, which Echo Bridge releases tomorrow at a low list price. Check out our DVD review and our review of the Blu-ray, which comes two weeks later.

March 17, 2012 - Our newest review looks at the upcoming Blu-ray debut of RoadRacers, the second film directed by Sin City's Robert Rodriguez. The film that launched Showtime's 10-movie 1950s-inspired Rebel Highway series, this low-budget drama centers on a young bad boy (David Arquette) who digs cigarettes, driving fast, rock 'n roll, and his girlfriend (Salma Hayek). He finds his existence in small-town 1950s Texas threatened by the police chief's son. Co-starring John Hawkes and William Sadler, this 1994 movie makes its long awaited disc debut from Echo Bridge Home Entertainment joined by a long-shelved Rodriguez commentary and ten minutes of behind-the-scenes footage narrated by the director. Our full review.

March 16, 2012 - Watch bonus feature clips and the latest parody trailer, download coloring pages & activities, or simply enter to win The Muppets: Wocka Wocka Value Pack in our newest giveaway. From identifying Muppets in close-up shots to a simple retweet or comment, you can get up to six shots to win The Muppets' Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + Soundtrack Download.

Two of Walt Disney Animation Studios' least commercially successful films will make their Blu-ray debuts on July 3rd in Blu-ray + DVD combo packs. Treasure Planet: 10th Anniversary Edition and Home on the Range will be released in 2-disc sets, each at the low (for Disney anyway) list price of $29.99. Those buying both will have a chance to save big. Each is expected to include its film's DVD extras but no new bonus features. Cover art and preorders.

Treasure Planet: 10th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray + DVD cover art Newsies 20th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray cover art Sister Act: 2-Movie Collection Blu-ray + DVD combo cover art

Beginning to roll out more of their catalog on Blu-ray, Disney has just scheduled a 20th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray of Newsies for release on June 19th. The disc will include the numerous extras from the film's 10th Anniversary Edition DVD. You can now preorder it at Amazon for under $20. On the same day, Disney will also issue a 3-disc (1 Blu-ray, 2 DVD) 2-Movie Collection of the Broadway-inspiring, early '90s Whoopi Goldberg comedies Sister Act and Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (preorder). Click for cover art...

The Muppets returns Jim Henson's furry, colorful creations to the big screen for the first time. Jason Segel co-wrote, executive produced, and stars in this reverential yet fun musical comedy which finds a Smalltown man, his longtime girlfriend (Amy Adams), and his Muppets-loving felt brother to Los Angeles, where Muppet Studios has hit hard time. To save their storied theater from a greedy oil baron (Chris Cooper), Kermit, Fozzie, Miss Piggy, and everyone else reunite to put on a big show. Full of cameos and homage, this was one of last year's most acclaimed films. Available Tuesday, The Wocka Wocka Value Pack serves up a fairly loaded Blu-ray, a thin DVD, a digital copy DVD-ROM, and a soundtrack download code. BD extras include spoof trailers, an audio commentary, a making-of featurette, Easter eggs, some star-studded deleted scenes, and a long blooper reel. Don't miss our review.

The Adventures of Tintin: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Review The Last Temptation of Christ: The Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review Young Adult Blu-ray Review

March 14, 2012 - In The Adventures of Tintin, Steven Spielberg finally realizes a 30-year journey to bring the popular Belgian comic series by Hergι to the big screen. This motion capture animated film follows a young 1940s Belgian reporter (Jamie Bell) and his dog on high-spirited adventure around the globe, from the sky to the sea to the desert. With help from alcoholic Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis), Tintin and Snowy get caught up in a decades-old mystery involving buried treasure. Now available, Paramount's Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy combo pack includes over 90 minutes of making-of featurettes, a digital copy download, and UltraViolet. Review.

March 12, 2012 - Today's new review covers tomorrow's Blu-ray debut of Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ. This 1988 religious drama adapted from Nikos Kazantzakis' novel remains one of the most controversial films ever released. Willem Dafoe stars as Jesus, who wrestles with his dual natures as human and divine. Scorsese, Defoe, and two screenwriters contribute to the audio commentary on The Criterion Collection disc, which also provides Scorsese's behind-the-scenes video from the Morocco production, an interview with composer Peter Gabriel, and a number of galleries. Don't miss our full review.

March 11, 2012 - Young Adult reunites Juno's director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody. This dark comedy tells the story of Mavis Gray (Charlize Theron), a popular prom queen turned bitter ghost writer of young adult fiction. She returns to her small hometown in an effort to win back her high school sweetheart (Patrick Wilson), even though he is the married father of a newborn baby. Releasing on Tuesday, Paramount's Blu-ray includes a 45-minute Q & A session with the director, a filmmakers' audio commentary, deleted scenes, two making-of featurettes, and UltraViolet. Our review.

March 10, 2012 - My Week with Marilyn casts Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe and Kenneth Branagh as Laurence Olivier, an unlikely screen pairing in the 1950s costume comedy The Prince and the Showgirl. Eddie Redmayne stars as young, eager third assistant director Colin Clark, whom Olivier assigns to keep the erratic Monroe on schedule. Available Tuesday, Weinstein and Anchor Bay's Blu-ray + DVD combo pack accompanies this Oscar-nominated drama with an audio commentary and making-of featurette. Full review.

March 8, 2012 - Something different for you today: we've just posted a preview of 2012 movies featuring trailers, photos, posters, synopses, cast and crew information, release dates, box office predictions, and early thoughts. Currently given this treatment: John Carter, A Thousand Words, 21 Jump Street, Jeff, Who Lives at Home, Casa De Mi Padre, The Hunger Games, The Three Stooges, The Five-Year Engagement, The Dictator, What to Expect When You're Expecting, Men in Black 3, Moonrise Kingdom, That's My Boy, Nero Fiddled, The Dark Knight Rises, Argo, The Gangster Squad, Wreck-It Ralph, Django Unchained, and Lincoln. We'll be adding more of this year's scheduled releases, but only if there is adequate interest, so let us know with "likes", "tweets", and "shares." Full index: 2012 Movie Preview.

To Catch a Thief Blu-ray Review

March 7, 2012 - The Hitchcock Blu-rays keep coming with this week's release of To Catch a Thief. Paramount's 1955 VistaVision romance/mystery stars Cary Grant as a reformed jewel thief suspected of returning to his old ways in the French Riviera. Grace Kelly plays the daughter of a target who is wise to his deceptions. The dazzlingly-restored, loaded disc includes over three hours of extras including an audio commentary, a USC film class' Q & A session with Hitchcock's daughter and granddaughter, and making-of retrospectives from the film's three DVD releases. Catch our review.

March 6, 2012 - Today's new releases include the Blu-ray debut of Alfred Hitchcock's To Catch a Thief; the home video debut of fall movies Jack and Jill, the Footloose remake, and the indie romance Like Crazy; and Shout! Factory's six-disc complete collection of 1960s Saturday morning cartoon "Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales". See our March schedule for more on these and other releases.

March 5, 2012 - Winner of the Grand Jury Dramatic Prize at last year's Sundance Film Festival, Like Crazy is the subject of our newest DVD review. Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones play Los Angeles college students who fall for each other shortly before graduation. When she fails to return home to England before her visa expires, she finds herself banned from the US, turning their relationship into a long-distance one. Co-starring Jennifer Lawrence, this PG-13 romance reaches stores tomorrow with filmmakers' audio commentary. Read on...

Like Crazy DVD Review La Jetιe & Sans Soleil: The Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel Blu-ray Review

March 4, 2012 - Today's new review covers the recent Criterion Collection Blu-ray debut of La Jetιe & Sans Soleil, two films from the engimatic, unconventional French director Chris Marker. A 28-minute post-apocalyptic short composed primarily of still photos, 1962's La Jetιe became the basis for 12 Monkeys. Freeform 1983 travelogue quasi-documentary feature Sans Soleil visits Japan, West Africa, and the San Francisco of Hitchcock's Vertigo. The double feature includes two segments from the French TV series "Court-circuit" on Jetιe's Vertigo and David Bowie connections, extended interviews with Jean-Pierre Gorin, a thick essay booklet, and, new to this edition, Marker's 1981 short film Junkopia. Full review.

March 3, 2012 - The documentary Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel reflects on the long career of B-movie king Roger Corman. Having produced and directed over 400 independent movies since the mid-1950s, Corman has provided breaks to some of Hollywood's great talents both in front of and behind the camera, including Martin Scorsese, Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro, Ron Howard, Joe Dante, and Jonathan Demme. Those six are among the many colleagues interviewed by director Alex Stapleton in this 2011 Sundance Film Festival premiere. Available on March 27th, Anchor Bay's Blu-ray includes extended interviews, messages to Corman, and the trailer. Our full review.

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Jack and Jill: Blu-ray & DVD Combo Pack Review Hugo: Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Review

March 2, 2012 - Our newest review covers Jack and Jill, the PG-rated comedy that stars Adam Sandler as both of the title's fraternal twins. Obnoxious Bronx loudmouth Jill visits LA advertising executive Jack for Thanksgiving and winds up staying through the end of the year, as acting legend Al Pacino (playing himself at length) winds up featuring in both of their lives. Critically thrashed and less-attended than Sandler's usual blockbusters, this Razzie-nominated film hits stores next week. We look at the Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack, which includes many deleted scenes, bloopers, behind-the-scenes with the numerous cameo-making celebrities, and an UltraViolet digital copy. Read on...

March 1, 2012 - Nominated for eleven Academy Awards and the winner of five, Hugo is the first family film made by legendary director Martin Scorsese. Adapted from the award-winning children's book, this adventure centers on a 12-year-old orphan boy (Asa Butterfield) living in a large train station whose clock he maintains in 1931 Paris. His efforts to restore an automaton leads him on a path of discovery involving an old toy shop owner (Ben Kingsley) and his book-loving goddaughter (Chloλ Grace Moretz). Now available, Paramount's three-disc Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy combo pack includes an hour of making-of featurettes.

February 29, 2012 - Paramount has announced The Complete Indiana Jones Blu-ray Collection for fall 2012 release. Though a date and specifics are yet to come, the studio confirms that the set "will include all four of Indy's thrilling adventures, using the highest possible high definition picture and audio presentation – along with a 'best of' collection of documentaries, interviews, featurettes and a few new surprises."

Take Shelter Blu-ray Review Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXIII DVD Review Puss in Boots Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Review

February 22, 2012 - Steven Spielberg's Academy Award-nominated WWI drama War Horse will hit home video on April 3rd. Adapted from the Tony-winning play and up for Best Picture and four technical awards, the Disney/DreamWorks film will be available in a single-disc DVD, a two-disc DVD + Blu-ray combo, and a deluxe four-disc combo pack (holding two Blu-rays, a DVD, and a digital copy). See the press release for more info on each edition.

The final theatrical releases of 2011 are now being announced for home video. Paramount has just set an April 17th DVD and Blu-ray debut for Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, the warmly received fourth entry in the Tom Cruise action series. The live-action directorial debut of The Incredibles' Brad Bird, this one finds Ethan Hunt and his fellow IMF operatives having to clear their name after the agency is blamed for a terrorist bombing. The blockbuster will be available in a single-disc DVD and both 2 and 3-disc Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy combo packs. See the press release for full details.

Fox has announced an April 3rd DVD and Blu-ray combo pack release date for Cameron Crowe's family dramedy We Bought a Zoo. Matt Damon stars as a widower who buys and renovates -- you guessed it -- a zoo. Extras will include a Dove-approved family-friendly audio track (for those who can't stand PG-rated language); an audio commentary by Crowe, actor J.B. Smoove, and editor Mark Livolsi; 20 deleted and extended scenes; a gag reel, and more. For complete details, check out the press release.

The Big Year: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Beavis and Butt-Head: Volume 4 Blu-ray Review The Rum Diary Blu-ray Review

The Apartment Blu-ray Review Geek Charming + Shake It Up DVD Review In Time: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Review

Love Story Blu-ray Review Annie Hall Blu-ray Review Hey Dude: Season 2 DVD Review

Recent DVD and Blu-ray Reviews:
• Take Shelter (Blu-ray) - One of last year's best-reviewed but least-seen movies, this drama centers on an Ohio family man (Michael Shannon) who is troubled by visions he interprets as either apocalyptic warnings or the first signs of mental illness. Jessica Chastain plays his wife in this second film written and directed by Jeff Nichols. Sony's BD includes an audio commentary by Shannon and Nichols, deleted scenes, a making-of featurette, a SAG Q & A, BD-Live, and the trailer.
• "Mystery Science Theater 3000": Volume 23 - A 1940s western, a 1950s sci-fi B-movie, a 1960s Fu Manchu mystery, and a 1970s spy TV series pilot come together and all get skewed in Shout! Factory's latest DVD release of the cult 1990s Comedy Central TV series. The 4-disc set is chock-full of bonus features, including a reel of MST3K promos, an introduction and interview by the series' cast members, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a video game featuring the cast, trailers, and featurettes on two of the producers behind this set's subjects.
• Puss in Boots (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) - In this Shrek franchise spin-off, Antonio Banderas once again voices the proud, dashing sword-swinging feline, who reteams with his old friend Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis) and nimble thief Kitty Softpaws (Salma Hayek) to swipe magical beans from the heinous Jack and Jill. DreamWorks' combo pack includes a trivia track, a picture-in-picture viewing mode, deleted scenes, games, activities, and the all-new short Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos.
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J. Edgar (Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet Digital Copy - Leonardo DiCaprio plays the FBI's influential first director in this biopic directed by Clint Eastwood and scripted by Milk's Dustin Lance Black. Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, and Judi Dench co-star the few other individuals impacting Hoover's life outside the bureau. A dud at the fall box office and given less acclaim than anticipated, this drama is joined by the featurette "J. Edgar: The Most Powerful Man in the World."
• The Mighty Macs - In this retelling of the inspirational true story of the 1971-72 Immaculata College basketball team, determined new coach Cathy Rush (Carla Gugino) makes champions out of the financially-challenged Philadelphia all-girls Catholic school. Co-starring Ellen Burstyn, Marley Shelton, and David Boreanaz. The G-rated drama is joined by deleted scenes, a long making-of featurette, and an ESPN segment on the underdog team on its DVD-only release.
• All Things Fall Apart - Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson remarkably lost over 50 pounds to play a college football star whose world is turned upside down after a cancerous tumor is found in his chest. The R-rated drama, which Jackson co-wrote, co-stars Ray Liotta, Lynn Whitfield, and Mario Van Peebles (who also directed it).
• The Big Year (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) - Adapted from a nonfiction bestseller, this PG-rated comedy follows three birders from different walks of life (Steve Martin, Jack Black, and Owen Wilson) as they secretly compete to spot the most species in North America. Directed by Marley & Me's David Frankel, this box office bomb is presented in theatrical and extended cuts (the latter narrated by John Cleese) plus deleted scenes, a making-of featurette, a gag reel, and trailer.
• "Beavis and Butt-Head": Volume Four (Blu-ray) - The immature titular teens are back and just as you remember them, but their music video couch commentary has been expanded to also include MTV reality series. The twelve unedited half-hour episodes find the teens inspired by Twilight, Morgan Spurlock, Dog the Bounty Hunter, conservative protesters, and much more. Bonus features include a 20-minute Comic-Con Q & A panel with creator Mike Judge and a handful of shorts.
• The Rum Diary (Blu-ray) - Johnny Depp plays another fictionalized version of Hunter S. Thompson, who arrives in 1960 Puerto Rico to write horoscopes for The San Juan Star. Alcohol-fueled misadventures get him in trouble with the law and make him indebited to a wealthy American businessman (Aaron Eckhart) who wants his help in developing an uninhabited island. This box office flop hits stores tomorrow and we've got a review of the Blu-ray, which includes a 45-minute documentary chiefly comprised of Depp and Thompson's preproduction meetings and a making-of featurette.
• The Apartment (Blu-ray) - In this 1960 Best Picture Oscar winner, Jack Lemmon stars as a New York insurance company employee who allows executives (including a personnel director played by Fred MacMurray) to use his apartment for their indiscretions. Shirley MacLaine plays elevator operator Frank Kubelik, who is caught in between the two. Produced, directed, and co-written by Billy Wilder, this comedy-drama hits HD with an historian's audio commentary, a half-hour making-of retrospective, a tribute to Jack Lemmon, and its original theatrical trailer.
• Geek Charming - 2011 Disney Channel Original Movie about a film geek (Matt Prokop) making a documentary about one of the most popular girls in his school ("Modern Family"'s Sarah Hyland) is released in a 2-disc DVD wielding almost four hours of bonus features. Those features are ten random episodes of the Disney Channel sitcom "Shake It Up" about two teenaged cast members (Bella Thorne and Zendaya) of a TV dance show and their friends.
• In Time (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) - Returning Gattaca writer/director Andrew Niccol to science fiction, this film depicts a future where time is the currency and the poor find it difficult to keep their clocks running. After receiving a transfer of over 100 years, one poor factory worker (Justin Timberlake) instantly climbs social strata, but is targeted by both the law-enforcing timekeepers (led by Cillian Murphy) and time-thieving minutemen (led by Alex Pettyfer). He kidnaps Sylvia (Amanda Seyfried), the daughter of a loaded centenarian, as the two fugitives try to repair their world's inequality. Fox's now available two-disc Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy combo pack includes the backstory featurette "The Minutes", ten deleted/extended scenes, trailers, and IMDb Live Lookup.
• Love Story - Blockbuster 1970 romance nominated for seven Academy Awards (including Best Picture) tells the story of two Massachusetts college students (Ryan O'Neal and Ali MacGraw) from different socio-economic classes who fall for each other. Paramount's Blu-ray retains the three extras of the film's DVD: an audio commentary by director Arthur Hiller, the retrospective featurette "Love Story: A Classic Remembered", and the original theatrical trailer (now in HD).
• Lady and the Tramp: Diamond Edition Blu-ray - This 1955 CinemaScope canine caper returns to stores with a handful of new bonus features, including an Inside Walt's Story Meetings audio commentary, a Second Screen experience, and newly-unearthed deleted scenes and song. It also retains most of its many DVD extras including excerpts of Walt's "Disneyland" anthology series, a 7-part making-of retrospective, more deleted scenes, the Fred Willard-hosted "PuppyPedia", Steve Tyrell music video, and original trailers.
• Coming & Going - Romantic comedy stars Rhys Darby ("Flight of the Conchords") as a shy New Zealand-born California obstretician who pretends he needs a wheelchair to preserve his relationship with a lawyer (Sasha Alexander, "Rizzoli & Isles").
• Rebecca - Alfred Hitchcock's only Best Picture Oscar winner and producer David O. Selznick's follow-up to Gone with the Wind, this adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier's bestselling Gothic melodrama tells of an unnamed young woman (Joan Fontaine) who marries the aristocratic widower Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier) and moves into his glorious mansion Manderley, where the dark secrets of Maxim's first wife's death haunt all, including the icy head housekeeper Mrs. Danvers (Judith Anderson). MGM's Blu-ray includes over six hours of bonus features including three Rebecca radio play broadcasts, an historian's audio commentary, two retrospectives, two Hitchcock interviews, Vivien Leigh and Margaret Sullavan's screen tests, and a rerelease trailer.
• Real Steel (Blu-ray + DVD) - Hugh Jackman stars as down and out former boxer who looks for redemption with temporary custody of his 11-year-old son (Dakota Goyo) and co-management of a spruced-up junkyard robot. A box office hit overseas and Visual Effects Oscar nominee, this PG-13 Disney/DreamWorks family film is now available to own in a combo pack chockful of extras. They include Second Screen with audio commentary by director Shawn Levy, a deleted storyline, a pre-fight mockumentary, bloopers, robot boxer profiles, and a number of making-of featurettes.

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A Night to Remember (CCBD)
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MST3K: Girl in Gold Boots
The Killing: Season 1 (BD)
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (Blu-ray + DVD)
Camel Spiders (Blu-ray)
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The Adventures of Tintin
The Last Temptation of Christ
Young Adult (Blu-ray)
My Week w/Marilyn (Combo)
To Catch a Thief (Blu-ray)
Like Crazy
La Jetιe / Sans Soleil (BD)
Corman's World (Blu-ray)
Jack and Jill (Blu-ray + DVD)
Hugo (Blu-ray 3D Combo)
Take Shelter (Blu-ray)
Mystery Science Theater: 23
Puss in Boots (BD + DVD)
J. Edgar (Blu-ray + DVD)
The Mighty Macs
All Things Fall Apart
The Big Year (BD + DVD)
Beavis & Butt-Head V4 (BD)
The Rum Diary (Blu-ray)
The Muppets: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + Soundtrack Download Review
The Apartment (Blu-ray)
Geek Charming
In Time (Blu-ray + DVD)
Love Story (Blu-ray)
Lady and the Tramp (BD)
Coming & Going
Rebecca (Blu-ray)
Real Steel (Blu-ray + DVD)
Annie Hall (Blu-ray)
Hey Dude: Season 2
Dead Poets Society (Blu-ray)
Drive (Blu-ray)
Wings (Blu-ray)
Paranormal Activity 3 (BD)
Good Morning, Vietnam (BD)
Traffic (Criterion Blu-ray)
The Ides of March (Blu-ray)
Contagion (Blu-ray + DVD)
Portlandia: Seas. 1 (Combo)
Sky Riders & Last Hard Men
Beauty & the Beast: Belle's Magical World
The Station Agent
I Don't Know How She...
Mormon Tabernacle (BD)
Runaway Daughters
Shark Night (Blu-ray)
Wide Awake
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
Moneyball
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My Week with Marilyn: Blu-ray + DVD Review
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• Joey King, Ramona and Beezus star
• Michael Arndt, Toy Story 3 screenwriter
• Princess and the Frog directors Ron Clements & John Musker
• Phyllis Diller, comedienne and A Bug's Life voice
• John Ratzenberger, Pixar voice actor
• An Interview with Leonard Maltin, Disney Treasures
• Taylor Lautner, Sharkboy and Twilight's Jacob Black
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