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November 15, 2011 - Paramount will finally bring the very first winner of the Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Wings, to DVD and Blu-ray on January 24th. The only silent film to take the industry's top prize (though that could very well change next winter),
this 1927 World War I drama features Gary Cooper in one of his first roles. Equipped with both a newly-restored musical score by J.S. Zamecnik in 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and an organ score by Gaylord Carter in 2.0, the movie will be joined by the bonus features "Wings: Grandeur in the Sky", "Dogfight!", and "Restoring the Power and Beauty of Wings." Cover art and preorders here. For more on the movie, check out our review in our scrapped Best Picture Oscar Winners Project.

Wings (1927) Blu-ray cover -- click for larger view and to preorder It's a Wonderful Life: Blu-ray Gift Set Review

We take another look at It's a Wonderful Life in our review of Paramount's recent Blu-ray + ornament gift set. This classic Frank Capra film tells the story of small-town hero George Bailey's (James Stewart) Christmastime redemption, achieved through divine intervention and a startling visit to an alternate reality. The same two Blu-ray discs, supplying black & white and colorized feature presentations, a Tom Bosley-hosted making-of featurette, and a trailer are fancily repackaged in a big glittery box with a bell ornament. Don't miss our review.

Super 8, One of the year's best reviewed movies, hits DVD and Blu-ray next week and we will soon be bringing you a review of the combo pack. You don't have to wait until then to own the movie, however, thanks to a "Hide and Tweet" promotion.
The website Super8Tweet.com and Twitter account super8movie will provide clues to finding early combo pack copies signed by director J.J. Abrams and hidden throughout the United States.

Rushmore: The Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review Lady and the Tramp: Diamond Edition Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy cover art -- click for larger view and to preorder

November 14, 2011 - Our newest review looks at next week's Blu-ray debut of Rushmore: The Criterion Collection. Wes Anderson's sophomore feature earned him his first wide recognition. This offbeat coming-of-age comedy tells of an extracurricular enthusiast student (Jason Schwartzman) who is expelled from his beloved, prestigious private school and fights a depressed multi-millionaire (Bill Murray) for the affections of a first grade teacher (Olivia Williams). This fine disc hangs onto the bonus features of its 2000 DVD equivalent, offering Charlie Rose's hour-long interview of Murray and Anderson, a making-of featurette, storyboards, the original trailer, an art gallery, and Max Fischer Players' 1999 MTV Movie Awards film adaptations of Armageddon, The Truman Show, and Out of Sight. Also included in-case are a critic's essay and a map of the film's settings. Full review.

November 11, 2011 - Disney's Lady and the Tramp: Diamond Edition fact sheet reveals what bonus features you can expect to find on Blu-ray and mostly not find on DVD. New extras include audio commentary and Disney Second Screen versions of "Inside Walt's Story Meetings", the never-recorded song "I'm Free as the Breeze", three never-before-seen deleted scenes, and Diane Disney Miller's "Remembering Dad." Full details here.

Confirming our suspicions, Disney has officially announced both Lady and the Tramp and Cinderella will make their Blu-ray debuts in 2012 as Diamond Edition Blu-ray + DVD combos. Lady will arrive in time for Valentine's Day, available February 7 as a 2-disc Blu-ray + DVD ($39.99 SRP) and a 3-disc Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy ($44.99 SRP). A single-disc "DVD Edition" DVD ($29.99 SRP) will follow seven weeks later, on March 27th. Cover art posted here. Cinderella will follow in the usual early October window.

November 10, 2011 - The biggest film franchise in history comes to a close with tomorrow's Blu-ray and DVD release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. The best reviewed and highest grossing entry in the 10-year, 8-movie fantasy series follows Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Emma Watson) in their search to destroy the remaining Horcruxes and, with them, evil Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes). We review the 3-disc Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy combo pack, which will be discontinued along with all other releases in the series at the end of the year... to return in next year's Definitive Blu-ray Collection previewed here. Extras include a Maximum Movie Mode hosted by Matthew Lewis, 26 minutes of topical Focus Points, eight deleted scenes, an hour-long couch chat between Radcliffe and author J.K. Rowling, a celebration of the women of Harry Potter, and a featurette on the Gringotts goblins. Check out our full review.

Dazed and Confused: The Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review Planes, Trains & Automobiles Blu-ray Review

November 8, 2011 - Dazed and Confused didn't get too much attention in its 1993 limited theatrical release, but soon after it rose to cult classic status. Richard Linklater's second narrative film presents a May 1976 day in the life of teenagers. Once school lets out, the hazing and partying begins. Driven by period rock and featuring some of the earliest film appearances of Ben Affleck, Matthew McConaughey, and Milla Jovovich, this ensemble film is joined by nearly six hours of bonus features on The Criterion Collection's Blu-ray. Included among them are a Linklater commentary, an hour-long retrospective, a half-hour of deleted scenes, two hours of production interviews and footage, and, hidden, the famous '70s "Crying Indian" PSA. Don't miss our thorough review of this exhaustive set, which also includes distinctive packaging, a 72-page book, and a movie poster.

Today is the final day to enter our Water for Elephants Giveaway for a chance to win the Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, and Christoph Waltz period circus drama romance on Blu-ray or DVD. Don't miss out!

November 7, 2011 - Our newest review covers Monte Carlo. Loosely adapted from an adult novel by Jules Bass (of Rankin-Bass) and originally to star Nicole Kidman (who retains a producer credit), this girl-friendly PG film stars Selena Gomez as a recent high school grad who finds romance and adventure in Paris and Monaco on a week-long vacation with her stepsister (Leighton Meester) and best friend (Katie Cassidy). Also featuring Cory Monteith ("Glee"), Catherine Tate ("Doctor Who"), and Andie MacDowell, this summer movie is now on Blu-ray with deleted scenes, a personality quiz, a number of short making-of featurettes, BD-Live "enhancements", and a digital copy. Read our review.

November 4, 2011 - Disney has announced a January 31st DVD ($29.99 SRP) and Blu-ray + DVD ($39.99 SRP) debut for Treasure Buddies, the umpteenth entry in their direct-to-video line of G-rated talking dog films. This one will send the pups to Egypt in search of the legendary Cat's Eye jewel from the lost treasure of Cleocatra. Devious cat Ubasti also seeks the jewel to rid the world of dogs! The Buddies are helped by baby camel Cammy and mischievous monkey Babi. On both formats, the movie will be joined by the music video "Roam" performed by the cast of Disney Channel's "Shake It Up" and MTV "Cribs" parody "DIGS: B-Dawg Edition." The same day will see the Blu-ray + DVD combo pack debut ($29.99 SRP) of 2006's Snow Buddies, the series' best-selling movie. Check out cover art here.

One week later, Disney will release "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse": I ♥ Minnie ($19.99 SRP), a DVD including Minnie and Daisy's most festive adventures, including the never-before-seen episode "Minnie and Daisy's Flower Shower" and the bonus party-throwing tutorial "You're Invited to Minnie's Birthday Bash." The set also includes digital copies of the episodes and two best friend necklaces (one of Minnie, one of Daisy) that form a heart together.

Oh, bother! Today is the last day to enter our Winnie the Pooh DVD + Blu-ray Giveaway.

November 3, 2011 - We've just posted a new review and, if you've been keeping count, you already know it is our 1,500th, since we began doing them back in May 2002. Planes, Trains & Automobiles, a grown-up comedy written and directed by John Hughes, stars Steve Martin and John Candy as strangers bound together by fate and misadventure in an effort to travel from New York to Chicago on Thanksgiving week. Its lenticular-covered Blu-ray debut, currently a Best Buy-exclusive, includes a new one-hour retrospective on Hughes' career in addition to a deleted scene and three featurettes from 2009's "Those Aren't Pillows!" Edition DVD. Take a trip with our full review.

Island of Lost Souls: Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review Scrooged Blu-ray Review

November 2, 2011 - Our newest review covers Island of Lost Souls, the 1932 filming of H.G. Wells' The Island of Dr. Moreau. This pre-Code sci-fi horror film stars Charles Laughton as the mad scientist who playing God on a number of man-animal experiments, which include a furry Bela Lugosi. Finally available to own, The Criterion Collection Blu-ray includes an animated historian audio commentary, four new video interviews, a stills gallery, the original trailer, and the band Devo's "Secret Agent Man"/"Jocko Homo" music video (the latter of which was inspired by the film). Don't miss our review.

November 1, 2011 - Read more on this week's new DVD and Blu-ray releases with a visit to our November Schedule.

In honor of the earliest conceivable start of the "holiday season", we review today's Blu-ray debut of Scrooged. This 1988 comedy puts a modern spin on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, with Bill Murray playing cold-hearted protagonist Frank Cross, the youngest network television president in history. While preparing a live Christmas Eve adaptation of Dickens' tale, he gets his own shot at redemption with cautionary visits from his long-dead boss and time-traveling ghosts. Paramount's lenticular-covered disc delivers a knockout feature presentation but a lump of coal in the extras department. Full review.

Horrible Bosses: Totally Inappropriate Edition Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Review Crazy, Stupid, Love. Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Review

October 31, 2011 - Our latest review looks at the hit dark comedy Horrible Bosses, in which three friends (Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis) plan to kill their three uniquely infuriating superiors (Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, and Colin Farrell). Now available, Warner's 3-disc Totally Inappropriate Edition Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy combo pack serves up an extended unrated cut of the film on Blu-ray, the R-rated theatrical cut on Blu-ray, DVD, and UltraViolet digital copy, plus deleted scenes and several featurettes on BD. Check out our full review, which includes a clip from the movie.

What better time than now to revisit Aaron Willcott's terrific 2009 article, A Salute to Disney's Halloween Television Specials? Read all about past broadcasts and watch them too! Happy Halloween!

October 30, 2011 - Crazy, Stupid, Love. stars Steve Carell as a man who finds himself single again decades of marriage. He receives some much-needed help and a makeover from a smooth-talking ladies man (Ryan Gosling), who becomes his confidante. Their romances (with Julianne Moore and Emma Stone, respectively) share the stage along with a third teen tier. After a formidable box office run, this PG-13 romantic comedy from screenwriter Dan Fogelman (Tangled and Cars) hits disc this week. We look at Warner's Blu-ray + DVD combo pack which includes deleted scenes, a code for downloading an UltraViolet digital copy, and two short featurettes. Watch a clip from the movie as part of our full review.

October 28, 2011 - Win the circus drama Water for Elephants on Blu-ray or DVD in our newest giveaway. Adapted from Sara Gruen's #1 bestselling novel, this film tells a tale of forbidden love between a performer (Reese Witherspoon) and an orphaned young veteranarian (Robert Pattinson) in 1930s America. In celebration of this film's home video release next Tuesday, we look at the recent American film career boom of co-star Christoph Waltz, report on a limited time restyling of Madame Tussauds' Robert Pattinson wax figure, and give two US readers a chance to add this to their collections. Check all of this out right here.

Airplane! Blu-ray Review The Simpsons: The Fourteenth Season DVD cover art -- click for its schedule listing

Aaron Wallace reviews Paramount's recent Best Buy-exclusive Blu-ray debut of Airplane!. Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker's 1980 spoof sent up the spate of popular airplane dramas of the time and has since eclipsed them all in acclaim and familiarity. Peter Graves and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar pilot a plane whose food-poisoned meal creates problems. Also starring Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, and, in a career-remaking performance, Leslie Nielsen, this comedy is one of the most-quoted and recognized in cinema history. Extras include an audio commentary, a Long Haul Version with interviews and deleted scenes, a trivia track, and the original trailer. Full review.

Fox has announced a December 6th DVD and Blu-ray release for "The Simpsons": The Fourteenth Season. The 22 episodes of the 2002-03 season will be presented with commentary, deleted scenes, sketch galleries, and more, with the DVD offered in limited edition Kang/Kodos head packaging.

Help us decide what December Blu-ray and DVD releases to review in our new Facebook poll. For guidance, and unlisted options you can add, check out our recently updated December & Beyond Schedule.

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Cars 2 brought an end to Pixar's long winning streak, earning the worst reviews of the studio's sixteen years in feature filmmaking. This incongruous sequel sends Lightning McQueen to Europe and Asia for a World Grand Prix run on an alternative fuel source, but more attention is paid to Mater, who is mistaken for a spy by British agents Finn McMissile and Holley Shiftwell. Adding to the film's disappointments is the welterweight Blu-ray + DVD, which only offers a directors' audio commentary (by John Lasseter and co-director Brad Lewis) plus two short films (the theatrical Toy Story toon Hawaiian Vacation and all-new Cars Toon Air Mater) for bonus features. Our detailed review analyzes where the movie went wrong.

October 26, 2011 - Our newest review covers "The Adventures of Tintin": Season One. This early '90s animated series, adapted from the popular Belgian comic books by Hergé, follows young reporter Tintin, his dog Snowy, Captain Haddock, and bumbling detectives Thomson and Thompson on globe-trotting adventure. Timed to the theatrical opening of the new motion capture film of the same name directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Peter Jackson, Shout! Factory's 2-disc, 13-episode DVD set releases on Thanksgiving week, but you can read all about it now and watch a trailer too. Review.

The latest in the superhero movie boom and one of several paving the way for next year's team-up, Captain America: The First Avenger is also our newest review subject. Fantastic Four's Chris Evans stars in the title role as a patriotic weakling who is transformed into a super soldier as part of the Allied Forces' World War II efforts. Co-starring Hayley Atwell, Tommy Lee Jones, Sebastian Stan, and featuring The Matrix's Hugo Weaving as the Nazi villain Red Skull, the film hails from two Chronicles of Narnia screenwriters and director Joe Johnston (The Rocketeer). We review Paramount's Limited Edition three-disc Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy combo pack, which includes audio commentary, deleted scenes, seven making-of featurettes, trailers, and the Marvel One-Shot short A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer. Don't miss our full review.

The Tree of Life: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Review Winnie the Pooh: DVD + Blu-ray Review

October 25, 2011 - Our latest review looks at The Tree of Life. This ambitious drama written and directed by Terrence Malick ranks among the year's most critically exalted films and one whose acclaim will most easily elude many viewers. Spending most of its time in small-town 1950s Texas, but also depicting modern times, the cosmos, and prehistory, the experiental film seeks to make sense of existence at large. Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, and Jessica Chastain star. Fox's recent Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy combo pack includes a half-hour making-of documentary and the original theatrical trailer exclusively on Blu-ray. Read our review.

October 24, 2011 - Win Disney's newest animated classic on Blu-ray and DVD in our Winnie the Pooh Giveaway! Watch a clip from the movie, identify characters from close-ups, and tweet or Facebook comment us for up to seven chances to win this acclaimed feature film. Full details.

October 22, 2011 - Winnie the Pooh, the 51st entry in Disney's animated classics canon, returns the Hundred Acre Wood gang to the stylings of the studio's Academy Award-winning earliest adaptations. Faithfully drawn from A.A. Milne's beloved original stories of the 1920s, this all-new musical adventure finds Pooh craving honey, Eeyore missing his tail, and the entire group trying to set a trap for the feared Backson. Earning some of the year's best reviews, this film comes to disc next week. Our review covers the DVD + Blu-ray combo which holds 5 deleted scenes with directors' introductions, the new Disney animated short The Ballad of Nessie, a "Mini Adventure" adapted from Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, the making-of featurette "Winnie the Pooh and His Story Too", a sing-along mode, a nursery-decorating short, and everything you need to play "Pin the Tail on Eeyore." See a clip from the movie as part of our full review and check back soon for your chance to win a copy!

Scared Shrekless DVD Review Jackie Brown Blu-ray Review

October 20, 2011 - Scared Shrekless, last year's DreamWorks Halloween special, sends Shrek, Donkey, Puss in Boots, and Gingy to abandoned Castle Duloc, where they swap the spooky short stories "The Bride of Gingy", "Boots Motel", and "The Shreksorcist." This 25-minute program is now on DVD and joined by Thriller, a new Halloween short in which the gang pays tribute to the Michael Jackson song and music video of the same name. Read our full review.

Take a look at Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space. In DreamWorks Animation's 2009 Halloween TV special, Susan, B.O.B., The Missing Link, and Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D hit Modesto, California for some trick-or-treating and to stop glowing, growing, menacing pumpkins from ruining the night. The DVD includes a karaoke party of three character songs, a making-of featurette on the original movie, and a multitude of promotion for the studio's other works. Read on...

October 19, 2011 - Our newest review covers the recent Blu-ray debut of Jackie Brown, adapted and directed by Quentin Tarantino from an Elmore Leonard novel. This 1997 crime drama stars 1970s blaxploitation queen Pam Grier in the title role of an LA stewardess asked by authorities to help them arrest the deadly gun runner (Samuel L. Jackson) for whom she smuggles. Co-starring Robert De Niro, Bridget Fonda, and an Oscar-nominated Robert Forster, this acclaimed Miramax film is joined by almost all of the bonus features from its loaded two-disc 2002 DVD including an hour-long Tarantino interview, a 39-minute making-of documentary, extensive image galleries, Siskel & Ebert's review, an appearance on Carson Daly's "MTV Live", and over an hour of Grier and Forster movie trailers. The set's newest inclusion is a 44-minute discussion with Elvis Mitchell and other critics. Don't miss our thorough review.

Bad Teacher: Unrated Blu-ray Review Rise of the Planet of the Apes Blu-ray cover art -- click for the press release Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Blu-ray + DVD Review

October 18, 2011 - One of the higher-profile of today's releases, Bad Teacher is also our latest review subject. Cameron Diaz plays a misanthropic, foul-mouthed 7th grade teacher more interested in raising money for plastic surgery than educating her students. Justin Timberlake, Jason Segel, and Lucy Punch co-star as her fellow faculty members. Sony's Blu-ray presents the film in both an unrated cut and its R-rated original theatrical cut (with an apple graphic distinguishing the two) along with deleted scenes, outtakes, five short making-of featurettes, and an interactive John Adams Middle School yearbook. Full review.

Fox has announced a December 13th DVD and Blu-ray release for this year's warmly-received Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Starring James Franco, Freida Pinto, Tom Felton, John Lithgow, and motion capture master Andy Serkis, this prequel/reboot to the classic sci-fi series will be joined by twelve deleted scenes, two audio commentaries, and numerous making-of features on Blu-ray. Read the full announcement.

October 17, 2011 - Disney's all-time biggest film franchise continues in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. This streamlined sequel sets sail with Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) on a quest for the Fountain of Youth. He is joined by former love Angelica (Penélope Cruz), the feared pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), and a newly peg-legged Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush). Available tomorrow, the Blu-ray + DVD combo pack includes an audio commentary by director Rob Marshall (who takes over from Gore Verbinski) and executive producer John DeLuca, a bloopers reel, 5 animated LEGO shorts, and, if you can get it to work, a Disney Second Screen experience, with those wanting more asked to consider a 5-disc Blu-ray 3D combo pack and a 15-disc Four-Movie Collection. Our full review.

October 16, 2011 - Our newest review covers African Cats. The third worldwide theatrical release carrying the Disneynature banner, this G-rated feature documents the life of lion and cheetah families of the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. From the directors of "Planet Earth" and "NOVA" and narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, the film is now available to own exclusively in a Blu-ray + DVD combo pack that offers two short featurettes, a picture-in-picture viewing mode with filmmaker annotations, and Jordin Sparks' "The World I Knew" music video. Full review.

African Cats Blu-ray + DVD Review Footloose: Deluxe Edition Blu-ray Review Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory: 40th Anniversary Blu-ray + DVD Ultimate Collector's Edition Review

The Lion King: Diamond Edition Blu-ray + DVD Review It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Complete Season 6 Blu-ray Review That '70s Show: Season One DVD Review

Recent DVD and Blu-ray Reviews:
Footloose (1984) (Blu-ray) - Hit film tells the story of a teenaged rebel (Kevin Bacon) from Chicago who challenges a small town's ban on dancing. Boasting a chart-topping soundtrack of original songs by Kenny Loggins, Deniece Williams, and Bonnie Tyler, the movie is joined by bonus features new and old on Blu-ray. The former include HD interviews with Bacon and Sarah Jessica Parker, a tribute to the late Chris Penn, and Bacon's screen and wardrobe tests. Carried over from the movie's Special Collector's Edition DVD are two audio commentaries, a two-part making-of documentary, a featurette on the music, and the original trailer.
My Life as a Dog: The Criterion Collection Blu-ray - Transitioning Chocolat's Lasse Hallström from ABBA music video helmer to acclaimed, serious director, this coming-of-age drama is joined by Hallström's directorial debut, the hour-long Swedish TV movie Shall We Go to My or Your Place or Each Go Home Alone?, an interview with the director, the original trailer, and a two-essay booklet.
Zookeeper: Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack - Kevin James plays a Boston zookeeper surprised to find that the animals can talk to him. They try to coach him through winning back the girlfriend that dumped him five years earlier (Leslie Bibb). Adam Sandler produced this family comedy and contributes to a voice cast that also includes Nick Nolte, Sylvester Stallone, and Cher. Sony's 2-disc set includes deleted scenes, bloopers, numerous making-of featurettes, and a demo of the PlayStation 3 game Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory: 40th Anniversary Blu-ray + DVD Ultimate Collector's Edition - Adapted from Roald Dahl's children's book, this 1971 musical fantasy remains as beloved as any family film. Gene Wilder stars as the eccentric, secretive candy mogul who opens his workshop up to the five lucky individuals who find golden tickets inside their Wonka chocolate bars. This 3-disc set includes the film's Blu-ray (released in 2009), its widescreen DVD (released in 2001), and a new bonus DVD holding a brand new retrospective with director Mel Stuart and a previously unreleased production featurette from the 1970s. The deluxe set also includes Stuart's 140-page making-of book Pure Imagination, an envelope of document reproductions, and a Wonky Bar tin holding scratch-n-sniff pencils and a chocolate-scented eraser.
"Workaholics": Season One - This rare Comedy Central sitcom focuses on three young adult best friends who share a house and an office cubicle. The 2-disc DVD presents the first ten episodes with censored and uncensored soundtracks, cast/creator audio commentaries on every episode, deleted scenes, alternate takes, interviews, web shorts, a live Bonnaroo sketch, a code for three downloadable wizard songs, and more.
Terri (Blu-ray) - Indie film centers on a bullied obese teenager who attends high school in his pajamas and takes care of his Alzheimer's-afflicted uncle (Creed Bratton, "The Office"). Terri forms friendships with two classmates and the assistant principal, Mr. Fitzgerald (John C. Reilly) who meets with him weekly. The BD includes a making-of featurette and three deleted scenes.
"Weird Al" Yankovic Live! The Alpocalypse Tour (Blu-ray) - The recent Comedy Central special preserves a Toronto concert from this summer, in which "Weird Al" perfoms some of his latest and some of his greatest parodies and original songs. The Blu-ray includes unused song performances, two music videos, Weird Al's YouTube clips, and other online shorts.
Call Me Mrs. Miracle - Doris Roberts ("Everybody Loves Raymond") reprises her role as angelic matchmmaker in the Hallmark Channel Original Movie adapted from bestselling romance novelist Debbie Macomber. This outing finds Mrs. Merkle/Miracle working in a struggling toy section of a New York City department store. With a bit of magic and holiday cheer, she brings together store manager Jake (Eric Johnson, "Rookie Blue") and aspiring fashion designer Holly (Jewel Staite, "Stargate: Atlantis").
The Lion King: Diamond Edition Blu-ray + DVD - This blockbuster 1994 musical drama boasts a spectacular presentation. It is joined by an audio commentary, deleted scenes, two new retrospective documentaries, "The Morning Report" (no longer optionally incorporated into the film), a Disney Second Screen experience, a sing-along mode, and an unpredictable Virtual Vault to stream some of the many former DVD extras left off. (Related Interviews: Directors Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, Animator Tony Bancroft, Producer Don Hahn
3 Women: Criterion Collection Blu-ray - Written, directed and produced by Robert Altman (M*A*S*H, The Player), this 1977 drama stars Shelley Duvall and Sissy Spacek as young Texan co-workers at a spa in the California desert who become roommates. Their arrangement of infatuation changes when an incident puts one of them in a coma. The BD retains all the extras from the DVD: an audio commentary by Altman, an expansive stills gallery, trailers, TV spots, and a booklet.
"Goosebumps": Attack of the Mutant - The titular two-parter takes a young boy into the world of his beloved comic books, where he encounters, among others, The Galloping Gazelle (Adam West, TV's Batman). The disc also includes the 1995 episode "Phantom of the Auditorium."
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) - 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.

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Winnie the Pooh: DVD + BD
Scared Shrekless
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Bad Teacher (Blu-ray)
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African Cats (BD + DVD)
Footloose (Blu-ray)
My Life as a Dog (CC BD)
Zookeeper (Blu-ray + DVD)
Workaholics: Season One
Cars 2 Blu-ray + DVD Review
Terri (Blu-ray)
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A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song
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Phyllis Diller, comedienne and A Bug's Life voice
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