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September 30, 2011 - In our second interview in anticipation of Tuesday's The Lion King Blu-ray + DVD release, we talk with the film's directors Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff. The two made their feature directorial debut together on the 1994 classic,
which they recall many Disney animators shunned to work instead on Pocahontas. Allers and Minkoff discuss their voice cast and musical talent, the present and future of animation, Shakespeare, family films, their own careers, and the 3D makeover of its blockbuster ongoing release. Check out pictures from the Blu-ray's bonus features, clips from two of the film's most popular musical numbers, and a slideshow of behind-the-scene images as part of our two-page interview.

You can win the much-anticipated Blu-ray debut and DVD return of the #1 movie in America, The Lion King, in our newest giveaway. Entering once is as simple as filling out a form. For a little more fun (and additional chances to win), try finishing quotes and spotting the differences between two pictures from the film. Enter here.

September 29, 2011 - Concluding one of the biggest trilogies in film history, Transformers: Dark of the Moon delivers more robot-on-robot action. The Autobot-Decepticon war is reawakened as part of a 50-year-old moon mystery. College grad Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) has a new girlfriend (Rosie Huntington-Whiteley) and looks for a new job while defense officials are reluctant to let him get involved in his vehicular friends' newest developments.
Available tomorrow, Paramount's Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy combo pack offers simply the movie and a coupon for $10 off the loaded forthcoming limited edition Blu-ray 3D. Our review.

3rd Rock from the Sun: The Complete Season One DVD Review

September 28, 2011 - "3rd Rock from the Sun": The Complete Season One is the latest Carsey-Werner sitcom DVD we cover. Created by Bonnie and Terry Turner, the writers of "Saturday Night Live", Wayne's World, and Coneheads, this NBC comedy centers on four aliens (John Lithgow, Kristen Johnston, French Stewart, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who assume human bodies and lives in suburban Ohio. Well-received in its debut halfway into the 1995-96 sitcom, the series went onto run six seasons, winning eight Emmys in the first four. Mill Creek Entertainment's new DVD packs twenty episodes on two discs with a single-digit list price. Despite all that, it still includes nearly an hour of cast interviews, bloopers, a behind-the-scenes featurette, and highlights from the season. In addition, the release restores the original broadcast cuts of episode, as opposed to the syndicated versions previously released to DVD. Full review.

In celebration of The Lion King's 3D theatrical rerelease and next week's Diamond Edition Blu-ray debut, we bring you an interview with Tony Bancroft. Bancroft was the supervising animator for Pumbaa in Disney's beloved 1994 blockbuster. His other credits include directing Mulan and animating Beauty and the Beast's Cogsworth, Aladdin's Iago, and Kronk in The Emperor's New Groove. The article includes a 5-minute webcast in which Bancroft draws the warthog he ranks as his favorite creation. Check out the full article, the first of three Lion King interviews we will bringing you in the coming days.

September 27, 2011 - After much delay, Dumbo has finally made its US Blu-ray debut and we've got a thorough review. Walt Disney's fourth animated feature centers on a little circus elephant with big ears and an even bigger heart. Separated from his mother and reduced to child clownhood, the mute pachyderm makes the best of his situation with help from Timothy Q. Mouse. Now available, Disney's 70th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray + DVD boasts a dramatic restoration and a number of new bonus features, including a Cine-Explore presentation, a new half-hour documentary, newly-unearthed deleted sequences, two games, and a short on the theme park ride. In addition, most of the extras from the movie's two DVD releases are retained or restored. Don't miss our full review.

Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos Blu-ray Review

September 25, 2011 - Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos premieres on Comedy Central tonight, but you don't have to wait until then for our review of the Blu-ray. Wildly popular ventriloquist Dunham's highly-anticipated follow-up to the network's highest-rated telecast, this special features Walter, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Peanut, Jos้ Jalape๑o on a Stick, and two newly-introduced characters. Releasing Tuesday, the disc presents an extended 97-minute presentation bleeped and unbleeped. Bonus features include outtakes, pre-show videos, a Bubba J winery tour, international tour footage, and a featurette on the making of The Achmedmobile. Check out our full review with a preview clip and if you like what you see (and are in the US), why not enter our giveaway to win one of two copies of the DVD.

September 24, 2011 - "Jake and the Never Land Pirates": Yo Ho, Mateys Away! collects seven first season episode pairs from the animated Disney Junior series. Three young adventurers from Pirate Island wrangle with Captain Hook and Mr. Smee. The 3-hour DVD includes "Pirate-oke" music videos, a pirate tutorial, a 7-song CD sampler, and an "official pirate eye patch." Read our review.

September 23, 2011 - Controlled Chaos, Jeff Dunham's fourth and latest Comedy Central special airs Sunday night and hits DVD the following Tuesday. You can win it in our newest giveaway! There are three ways and one week to enter. Full details along with a trailer and a clip from the 90-minute special here.

The Smurfs: 3-Disc Holiday Blu-ray + DVD Gift Set cover art -- click for larger view

Sony has announced a Friday, December 2nd video debut for The Smurfs, their well-attended live-action/CGI filming of the comics and cartoon franchise. The film will be available in a single-disc DVD ($30.99 SRP) with "The Smurfs: Comic Book to the Big Screen", "Going Gargamel", and the "Find the Smurfs" game, a two-disc Blu-ray 3D + DVD ($45.99 SRP) that adds deleted & extended scenes, progression reels, two audio commentaries, a PS3 theme, "Smurf Speak: Meet the Cast", and in a 3-Disc Holiday Blu-ray + DVD Gift Set ($40.99 SRP) that includes the all-new mini-movie The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol and a Smurf-O-Vision Second Screen experience. Check out cover art and preorders here.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Complete Season 6 Blu-ray Review Beavis and Butt-head: Mike Judge's Most Wanted DVD Review

Our newest review covers "It's Always Sunny": The Complete Season 6. The daring FX comedy series about a group of friends who run a South Philly pub continues to entertain in these twelve latest episodes which tackle marriage, divorce, Halloween, public pools, pregnancy, and podcasting. Now available, Fox's 2-disc Blu-ray includes four episode commentaries, an extended cut of the short Lethal Weapon 5 with comments by its creators, deleted & extended scenes, a blooper reel, the pilot episode of "Wilfred", and the multi-level Sunny Flip Cup Trivia Challenge. Full review.

Aaron Wallace reviews "Goosebumps": Ghost Beach, one of the two latest 3-episode compilations of the mid-1990s Fox Kids television series adapted from R.L. Stine's best-selling line of youth horror fiction. Joining the titular episode here are "The Barking Ghost" and "Be Careful What You Wish For." Read on...

September 22, 2011 - "Beavis and Butt-head": Mike Judge's Most Wanted collects twenty short episodes (sans music videos) from over the years of that iconic 1990s MTV animated series. This single-disc DVD also includes the 64-minute documentary "Taint of Greatness: The Journey of Beavis and Butt-head", the characters' introductory short Frog Baseball, and some scenes from the upcoming new season, whose premiere this release anticipates. Read our full review.

September 21, 2011 - We review Fox's recent Blu-ray release of X-Men: First Class. Matthew Vaughn (Stardust, Kick-Ass) directs this acclaimed prequel/reboot, which finds the mutant uniting in 1962. Telepathic Oxford professor Charles Xavier (James McAvoy), telekinetic concentration camp survivor Erik Lensherr (Michael Fassbender), and others form a special division reporting to CIA agent Moira MacTaggert (Rose Byrne). The Blu-ray includes a 70-minute making-of documentary, deleted scenes, Cerebro mutant profiles, a film-extending "X Marks the Spot" viewing mode, access to ten digital comics, a digital copy, and BD-Live features. Full review.

Captain America: The First Avenger Blu-ray 3D combo pack cover art -- click to read the press release

Paramount has scheduled an October 25th DVD, Blu-ray, and Blu-ray 3D release for Captain America: The First Avenger. Chris Evans (Fantastic Four's Human Torch) stars in the title role as a wimpy young man transformed into a super soldier to rid the world of the evil HYDRA and its evil leader Red Skull. The acclaimed film will be available in a single-disc DVD with a filmmaker audio commentary and the featurettes "Outfitting a Hero" and "The Assembly Begins." The Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D combo packs will add the Marvel One-Shot short A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer, deleted scenes with commentary, 5 additional making-of featurettes, and a digital copy. Full announcement.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy cover art -- click to pre-order Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection Blu-ray cover art -- click to pre-order

Warner has announced a November 11th video debut for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. The epic series finale will be released in a single-disc DVD ($28.98 SRP), a movie-only Blu-ray ($29.98 SRP), and a 2 Blu-ray + DVD/Digital Copy combo pack ($35.99 SRP) with over three hours of bonus features. In addition, the studio will issue an eight-disc Complete 8-Film Collection on DVD ($98.92 SRP) and Blu-ray ($139.99 SRP). Following this holiday season, the entire franchise will be going on moratorium, disappearing from stores indefinitely.

That '70s Show: Season One DVD Review

September 19, 2011 - We take a look at another of Mill Creek Entertainment's Carsey-Werner sitcom DVD reissues in our review of "That '70s Show": Season One. Beginning its long run in the summer of 1998, this Fox sitcom that launched the careers of Topher Grace, Ashton Kutcher, and Mila Kunis centers on a group of teenaged friends living in a suburb of Milwaukee in 1976. The 3-disc set serves up 25 episodes and the same three bonus features from Fox's edition (a making-of featurette, a short trivia show, and a promo reel), but could bring you dismay if you have a 16:9 television. Read on...

From now through October 9th, you can win a Sony home theater package worth $5,000 in redbox's newest giveaway. To enter, simply take a photo of you displaying your love for your local redbox kiosk. Winners will be determined by creativity, relevance, and audience votes. See your competition and full rules at redbox.com/shareyourlove.

September 15, 2011 - Mill Creek Entertainment put "Roseanne": The Complete First Season back in print this week. The 3-disc set arrives at the low list price of $14.98 and with all 23 episodes now presented in their original broadcast cuts. Roseanne Barr, from whose stand-up the series was adapted, and John Goodman play working class parents to three kids in this highly-rated sitcom from the makers of "The Cosby Show." Season 1 features George Clooney in a recurring role as the boss of Roseanne and the love interest of her sister Jackie (Laurie Metcalf). This new edition retains almost all the extras from the season's original 2005 DVD, including then-new interviews with Barr and Goodman, bloopers, and highlights from the season. Read our full review.

Paramount has announced a Thanksgiving week video debut for the acclaimed J.J. Abrams/Steven Spielberg' adventure Super 8. Out-of-this-world mystery grips a small Ohio town in the late-1970s. The movie will be available November 22nd on DVD with a filmmakers' audio commentary and two behind-the-scenes featurettes and a Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy combo pack with deleted scenes, six additional featurettes, and "Deconstructing the Train Crash." Full press release.

Disney's Buddies saga continues with next week's release of Spooky Buddies. We've posted a trailer, a film clip, and photo slideshow from this Halloween-flavored entry to the talking puppies series. You can also download the recipe for Budderball's Bat-Shaped Doggy Biscuits, spooky family night ideas, and activity sheets. No tricks, just treats! Check it out.

Camelot: The Complete First Season DVD Review Conan O'Brien Can't Stop Blu-ray Review

September 14, 2011 - The Starz series "Camelot" seeks to take a fresh look at the legend of King Arthur. This hour-long drama casts Sweeney Todd's Jamie Campbell Bower as the young adult illegimate child of King Uther, whose murder makes him the heir to the throne, in stark contrast to his peasant upbringing. Arthur's malicious half-sister Morgan (Casino Royale's Eva Green) also lays claim to the throne. Up-and-coming late-'90s actors Joseph Fiennes and Claire Forlani play Merlin and Queen Igraine, respectively. Billed as The Complete First Season, yesterday's DVD and Blu-ray release holds the only ten episodes this will ever have. They're joined by episode recaps, a making-of featurette, character profile shorts, behind-the-scenes, and bloopers. Read our full review.

September 13, 2011 - More than twenty-five major new titles are released today to DVD and/or Blu-ray and we're reviewing a lot of them. For now, check out our coverage of Thor (Blu-ray 3D Combo), "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena" (The Complete Collection), and Conan O'Brien Can't Stop. There's still some time to win Thor and "Goosebumps" in our giveaways. Consult our schedule for everything else of importance hitting stores this week, including a little saga called Star Wars, releasing Friday.

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September 12, 2011 - Conan O'Brien Can't Stop documents the two-month, nationwide Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour the late night host went on after being dismissed from NBC's "The Tonight Show." Idle Hands director Rodman Flender takes us behind the scenes of the music and comedy show, as Conan meets with fans and random celebrities, with stops at Bonnarroo and his 25-year Harvard reunion. After a limited theatrical run this summer, the 89-minute documentary hits stores tomorrow from Magnolia Home Entertainment. We review the Blu-ray, which includes an audio commentary with Conan, Flender, Andy Richter, and others, over 40 minutes of deleted scenes, and a Conan interview with outtakes. Read on...

Thor: Limited 3D Edition (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) Review Scarface: Limited Edition Blu-ray + Digital Copy Review

September 10, 2011 - Today, we look at Thor, one of the latest filmings given a Marvel Comics superhero. Before he can be made king of Asgard, the powerful Norse god (Chris Hemsworth) is banished to Earth, where he encounters intrigued astrophysicist Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and her colleagues. With father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) taking ill and brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) assuming the throne, their magic realm and ours intersect under the direction of Shakespeare veteran Kenneth Branagh. Our review covers Paramount's Limited 3D Edition, releasing Tuesday and presenting the film on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, and digital copy. Extras include a Branagh audio commentary, nearly a half-hour of deleted scenes, the original short Marvel One-Shot: The Consultant, a look ahead to next summer's The Avengers, 45 minutes of making-of featurettes, and trailers. Don't miss our full review and your chance to win the combo pack in our Thor giveaway.

September 9, 2011 - In honor of today's DVD and Blu-ray release of X-Men: First Class, we bring you a look at five other memorable movie transformations. The article concludes with a video of the 3D Mapping projected on the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel last night in anticipation of the release. Read on... Plus, look for our review soon and don't forget to enter our Blu-ray & DVD giveaway

Disney has officially announced Winnie the Pooh for Blu-ray and DVD release on October 25th. The studio's critically acclaimed and modestly attended 51st animated classic will be available as a single-disc DVD with 2 shorts ("Mini-Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: The Balloon" and theatrical accompaniment The Ballad of Nessie) and 3 deleted scenes and Blu-ray + DVD combo packs with and without a digital copy. Blu-ray will add sing-along mode (with bouncing balloon), song selection, two deleted scenes, and the John Cleese-hosted featurette "Winnie the Pooh and His Story Too." Watch the trailer and learn more on the movie and all of these features on the full press release, the bottom of which includes links to our 21 reviews of various Winnie the Pooh DVDs.

You can win Paramount's Thor Limited 3D Edition combo pack (holding Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, and digital copy), Thor's hammer, and two action figures in our Mighty Thor Giveaway. We've got a bonus feature clip from the Marvel Studios blockbuster's Blu-ray, releasing on Tuesday, and you've got up to four easy ways to enter for a chance to win two fun prize packs (an over $85 retail value). Enter today!

September 8, 2011 - Our latest review covers Universal's Limited Edition Steelbook Blu-ray debut of Scarface. Written by Oliver Stone and directed by Brian De Palma, this 1983 remake of a pre-Code crime film depicts the rise of Cuban refugee Tony Montana (Al Pacino) from dishwasher to drug lord. After a chilly initial reception, this gritty drama has had a rise of its own, getting embraced by the hip hop community and ever regarded as a classic. The Blu-ray includes documentaries new and old, deleted scenes, a profanity and violence scoreboard, a picture-in-picture track, a featurette on the making of the 2006 video game, a downloadable digital copy, and cards of ten fan art contest entries. It also includes the full original 1932 Scarface on DVD with alternate ending and Robert Osborne introduction. Our review includes a clip of the picture-in-picture showing alternate takes of Pacino saying the film's signature line.

September 7, 2011 - DreamWorks Animation's popular 2010 film How to Train Your Dragon will expand with the November 15th release of Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury and Book of Dragons. Available on two DVDs and in a Blu-ray + DVD combo, these two 20-minute original short films will be joined by numerous bonus features and a game card granting exclusive access to a brand-new Dragons online video game. See the press release for full details.

September 6, 2011 - We've just launched a "Goosebumps" DVD Giveaway. You can win this month's new DVD releases of the 1990s children's horror TV show adapted from R.L. Stine's bestselling book series. Find out about Attack of the Mutant and Ghost Beach. Two readers will win both discs. Three ways and only one week to enter!

Prom Blu-ray + DVD Review Blood Simple. Blu-ray Review Win Win Blu-ray Review

Disney's kid-friendly high school romance comedy Prom looks at single students and couples' paths to the formal dance. Standing out among this ensemble are class president (Aimee Teegarden, "Friday Night Lights") and a bad boy (Thomas McDonell), who are paired up to prepare prom decorations after a fire wipes out the whole existing lot. Also, a love quadrangle tears at two couples and an underclassmen friendship, shy senior Lloyd (Nicholas Braun) looks for a date, and messy student's Canadian date raises suspicions. Trashed by critics and shunned by the public, this predictable PG picture is now available to own and rent. Our review covers the Blu-ray + DVD combo pack, which includes the 10-minute short Last Chance Lloyd, bloopers, deleted scenes, a making-of featurette, and seven music videos, almost all of which is kept exclusive to Blu-ray. Read on...

September 4, 2011 - Blood Simple., the Coen Brothers' first film, is our latest Blu-ray review subject. This 1985 Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner tells the story of a Texas bar owner (Dan Hedaya) who hires a private eye (M. Emmet Walsh) to kill his unfaithful wife (Frances McDormand) and her lover (John Getz). Nothing goes to plan in this striking noir. MGM's Blu-ray presents the film in its shortened director's cut, theatrically released in 2000, accompanied by a mock introduction and commentary from "preservation company" Forever Young Films and a genuine theatrical trailer. Watch a clip from the movie as part of our full review.

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September 3, 2011 - Our newest review covers Win Win, the acclaimed independent film from The Station Agent and The Visitor writer/director and Up original screenplay Oscar nominee Tom McCarthy. Paul Giamatti plays a financially-strained New Jersey lawyer/high school wrestling coach who assumes guardianship of a client (Rocky's Burt Young) and finds himself having to take care of his grandson Kyle (Alex Shaffer). The title situation emerges when Kyle's wrestling skill. Now available, Fox's Blu-ray includes two deleted scenes, a music video, two Sundance Film Festival pieces, and other making-of shorts. Our full review.

September 2, 2011 - Two DVDizzy.com readers will win one of the best-reviewed movies of the summer in our X-Men: First Class Blu-ray and DVD Giveaway. There are three easy ways to enter for those who act quickest, with one DVD and one Blu-ray + Digital Copy up for grabs. Full details...

A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song adds to Warner's modern teenaged takes on the fairy tale. Lucy Hale ("Pretty Little Liars") plays an aspiring songstress saddled with a wicked stepfamily. Her monstrous stepmother (Missi Pyle) makes her use her voice to help her untalented stepsister (Megan Park, "The Secret Life of the American Teenager") impress a British record producer's son (Freddie Stroma). This musical comedy premieres on DVD next Tuesday with four making-of featurettes and Hale's "Bless Myself" music video. Read our review.

The Rocketeer: 20th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray cover art -- click for larger view and to preorder from Amazon.com Phineas and Ferb: The Movie - Across the 2nd Dimension DVD + Digital Copy Review

September 1, 2011 - Disney will dig into its vaults to release The Rocketeer on Blu-ray on December 13th. Details remain to be announced, but this 20th Anniversary Edition will carry a $26.50 list price and is now up for preorder at Amazon.com. It will become the second oldest live-action movie the studio has released to Blu-ray, trailing only the original Tron. No new DVD appears to be planned either separately or as part of a combo pack.

Aaron Wallace launches the new month with a review of Phineas and Ferb: The Movie - Across the 2nd Dimension, last month's highly-rated TV movie, adapted from the animated Disney Channel series. Phineas and Ferb open a dimension to an alternate universe, where they encounter doubles of themselves and everyone they know, including Perry the Platypus, whose secret calling at last becomes known. Now available, the DVD includes a bonus episode with audio commentary, two ways of enjoying the movie's original songs, hidden menus and extras, and a combination digital copy/soundtrack DVD-ROM. Enter our review.

August 7, 2011 - Six months into our still-puzzling Google penalty, we've posted an update to our Sitepocalypse Now? article that mentions some simple things you can do to help keep DVDizzy.com online and includes a fun exercise to demonstrate how the search engine is failing all of us. Please read and share.

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena DVD Review Captain America (1990) DVD Review Sigmund and the Sea Monsters: Season One DVD Review

Recent DVD and Blu-ray Reviews:
• Top Gun (25th Anniversary Blu-ray + Digital Copy) - The top-grossing film of 1986, this Tony Scott-directed, Jerry Bruckheimer-produced film looks at life at the Navy's institute for elite pilots. In his star-cementing turn, Tom Cruise plays cocky "Maverick", whose eyes are set on the prize. Paramount's loaded Blu-ray includes an epic 6-part, 2ฝ-hour retrospective documentary, an audio commentary, four cheesy music videos, TV ads, production featurettes, and a piece on the real Top Gun.
• In a Better World (Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack) - This year's Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film returns director Susanne Bier (After the Wedding, Things We Lost in the Fire) to Denmark for this tale of two boys who become friends by standing up to a bully. One of their fathers, a doctor in an African refugee camp, tries to impart pacifism in them, a value they are less moved by than vengeance. Sony's Blu-ray includes a Bier commentary, a Bier interview, and deleted scenes.
• The Beaver - In what was to be his comeback vehicle, Mel Gibson plays a depressed man who tries to turn his life around by talking through a beaver hand puppet. Jodie Foster directed this PG-13 dark family drama and also plays Gibson's wife. Star Trek's Anton Yelchin plays their teenaged son, who is hired by his graduating class' valedictorian (Winter's Bone's Jennifer Lawrence) to write her speech for her. We review Summit Entertainment's Blu-ray, now available with Foster audio commentary, two deleted scenes, and a making-of featurette.
• "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena" - A few years before Spartacus' arrival, Batiatus (John Hannah) rises to power as he negotiates to have his gladiators participate in the forthcoming games. Much sex and violence ensue. Anchor Bay's two-disc DVD offers an hour of bonus features including a day on set with Lucy Lawless, a look at post-production, pieces on weaponry and set design, bloopers, excerpts from the 2010 Comic-Con panel, and insight into this prequel series' fiery climactic fight.
• "Sigmund and the Sea Monsters": Season One - The fourth fantastical Saturday morning sitcom produced by Sid and Marty Krofft, this one tells the story of two brothers (Johnny Whitaker and Scott Kolden) who befriend a young, English-speaking sea monster (played by a costumed Billy Barty) and have to hide him both from their housekeeper Zelda (Mary Wickes) and Sigmund's abusive, cave-dwelling family. Margaret The 17 1973 episodes are presented on three discs and accompanied by three audio commentaries (one by Sid Krofft, the other two by Whitaker and Kolden), a 2005 interview with Whitaker and Kolden, MP3s of eleven episode-closing Whitaker songs, and a short piece on a 2010 H.R. Pufnstuf event in Los Angeles.
• Captain America (1990) - This low-budget film played theatrically in various markets but went straight to video in the US nineteen years ago. Now it's back as a made-to-order DVD-R in MGM's Limited Edition Collection. In 1943, Steve Rogers (Matt Salinger) is transformed into super soldier Captain America, but disappears soon after. He resurfaces in the then-present day, ready to resume his fight with Italian Fascist The Red Skull (Scott Paulin). The DVD includes a trailer.
• The Conspirator (Deluxe Edition Blu-ray) - James McAvoy stars as Frederick Aiken, the young lawyer assigned to defend Mary Surratt (Robin Wright), a boarding house owner accused of participating in the plot to assassinate President Lincoln. Directed by Robert Redford, this legal drama is joined by audio/picture-in-picture video commentary from Redford, a making-of featurette, a 67-minute documentary on the real events, over 40 minutes of shorts on the film and history, a photo gallery, a trailer, and TV spots.
• POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (Blu-ray) - Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock delivers another entertaining documentary, this one on advertising and product placement, two things it's entirely and transparently funded by. In addition to capturing Spurlock's cold calls and promotional opportunity pitches, the film follows him as he consults with ad agencies, interviews film directors, and visits Sใo Paulo, Brazil, where outdoor advertising has been banned. Sony's disc includes an audio commentary, 49 minutes of deleted scenes, commercials created for the film and behind-the-scenes looks at their making, and a featurette on its debut at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

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Best of California Dreams
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