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November 15, 2013 - One lucky US or Canadian reader will win the Blu-ray combo pack of DreamWorks Animation's Turbo, in our new giveaway.
The story of a snail who suddenly becomes speedy enough to race could be yours. Enter daily from now through November 26th right here.

Violet & Daisy: Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack Review

Violet & Daisy tells the story of two New York teenaged girls (Saoirse Ronan and Alexis Bledel) making their living as assassins. Their killer instincts are challenged when a target (James Gandolfini) proves to be anything but routine. From Academy Award-winning Precious screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher, who makes his feature directing debut, this limited release dark crime comedy hits stores next week in a Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack that includes a gallery of poster designs and the trailer. Review.

The independent film And While We Were Here stars Kate Bosworth (Blue Crush, Superman Returns) as Jane, an American abroad in Italy with her violist English husband (Iddo Goldberg). While taking in the sights, Jane makes a strong connection with a teenaged American (Jamie Blackley). Written and directed by Kat Coiro (L!fe Happens), this hits Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday with a bonus black and white presentation of the film and a trailer. Full review.

Girl Most Likely: Blu-ray + Digital HD UltraViolet Review All Is Bright: Blu-ray + Digital HD UltraViolet Review

November 14, 2013 - Our newest review looks at Girl Most Likely. This independent comedy stars Kristen Wiig as an underachieving New York playwright who returns to her hometown of Ocean City, New Jersey upon losing her boyfriend, her job, her apartment, and maybe her mind.
Co-starring Annette Bening, Darren Criss, and Matt Dillon, this Roadshow Attractions release is now joined by deleted scenes, a gag reel, featurettes, and Digital HD UltraViolet. Our Blu-ray review.

November 13, 2013 - I Give It a Year subverts romantic comedy formula with a look at the challenging first year of marriage for a couple (Rose Byrne, Rafe Spall). Co-starring Anna Faris, Simon Baker, Minnie Driver, and Stephen Merchant, this UK production was written and directed by Borat writer Dan Mazer. Now available, Magnolia's Blu-ray includes over an hour of cast and crew interviews, 15 minutes of deleted scenes, bloopers, outtakes, and making-of shorts. Read all about it.

The indie film All Is Bright stars Paul Giamatti and Paul Rudd as two reformed Canadian thieves who spend December selling Christmas trees in New York City. Co-starring Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky, Blue Jasmine) and Amy Landecker, this drama swiftly hits Blu-ray next week after a limited theatrical release. Anchor Bay's Blu-ray includes Digital HD UltraViolet. Full review.

November 12, 2013 - Our newest review looks at today's Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet release of Man of Steel. Director Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) and screenwriter David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight) give us a new Superman, detailing his birth on the soon-destructed Krypton and escape to Earth, where he is raised as human but discovers his differences. In adulthood, Superman (Henry Cavill) is investigated by award-winning reporter Lois Lane (Amy Adams) and targeted by the vengeful General Zod (Michael Shannon), prompting an otherworldly war on Earth. Warner's combo pack includes over four hours of bonus features including an enhanced playback mode, making-of documentaries, and an animated short celebrating Superman's 75th anniversary. Don't miss our review.

November 11, 2013 - Pain & Gain, Michael Bay's dark action comedy, will make up for its lack of DVD and Blu-ray bonus features with the December 3rd release of a Special Collector's Edition Blu-ray. The new release will add nearly an hour of bonus features on the unlikely true inspiration and the film's production plus UltraViolet. For a look at cover art, click here.

Today's new review covers the new Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy combo pack of Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year. This 2002 video premiere adds a new New Year's Eve-themed material to the Emmy-nominated 1991 television special Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too. The 64-minute movie is joined by Disney Song Selection, an Enchanted Environment, new Disney Intermission games, and a Letters to Santa kit. Read the review.

November 9, 2013 - Academy Award-winning Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody makes her directorial debut on Paradise, a film about a sheltered small-town Montana Christian plane crash survivor (Julianne Hough) looking to try new things in Las Vegas. Co-starring Russell Brand, Octavia Spencer, Nick Offerman, and Holly Hunter, this PG-13 limited release indie comedy hits Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday with audio commentary, trailer, and interviews of Cody and cast. Our review.

Adam Sandler and friends reunite in Grown Ups 2. The comedian's first sequel spends the last day of the school year with Lenny Feder, his townie friends (Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade), their wives and kids. Chock-full of cameos, this summer hit is now available in a Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet combo pack that includes deleted scenes, making-of featurettes, and a coupon for making a personalized 12-month photo calendar at Shutterfly. Check out our thorough review.

The Jungle Book: Diamond Edition Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy -- click for the press release Prisoners: Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet combo pack cover art -- click for the press release

November 8, 2013 - Disney has officially announced The Jungle Book as next February's Diamond Edition release. The Oscar-nominated musical adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's stories will swing to stores in a Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy and a new DVD on February 11th. Extras will include introductions by Diane Disney Miller and Richard M. Sherman, an alternate ending, Disney Intermission "Bear-e-oke", and more. See the press release for full details, cover art, and preorders.

Now in theaters, Thor: The Dark World adds to the fast-growing canon of Marvel Studios crowdpleasers. This sequel reunites the powerful Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and his mortal love Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and reawakens a war between Asgardians and Dark Elves. By Odin's beard, you won't want to miss our review.

In stores on Tuesday, Ambushed stars Dolph Lundgren as a determined DEA agent, Randy Coulture as a dirty Los Angeles detective, and Daniel Bonjour as a rising young drug pusher who wants out of the crime world. Anchor Bay gives this R-rated crime action thriller a behind-the-scene featurette as part of their Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack. Read all about it.

November 7, 2013 - Warner has announced a swift pre-Christmas DVD and Blu-ray release for Prisoners. The acclaimed fall drama starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal will reach stores on December 17th in a combo pack and single-disc DVD, each with UltraViolet. See the press release for cover art and full details.

The Best Years of Our Lives Blu-ray Review Cinerama Holiday: Blu-ray + DVD Review

The Best Years of Our Lives, winner of seven competitive and two honorary Oscars including Best Picture, is now available on Blu-ray. Directed by William Wyler (Ben-Hur) and scripted by Robert E. Sherwood (Rebecca),
this 1946 drama follows three World War II veterans (Fredric March, Dana Andrews, and Harold Russell) back to their hometown of Boone City, where they struggle to adjust to civilian life. Co-starring Myrna Loy, this celebrated film is joined by reflections from actresses Teresa Wright and Virginia Mayo plus its original theatrical trailer on Warner's Blu-ray. Watch a clip from the film as part of our complete review.

November 6, 2013 - Before CinemaScope, VistaVision and 3D, there was Cinerama, 1950s Hollywood's first response to the rise of television. The format used three synchronized projectors to create one wide image on a curved screen. Now, the second and most popular film created in the format, Cinerama Holiday, has finally hit home video courtesy of Flicker Alley. This 1955 travelogue documentary sends a Swiss couple to America and an American couple to Europe to take in new sights that are captured for us in glorious Cinerama! Flicker Alley's Deluxe Combo Blu-ray + DVD Edition includes new interviews with the surviving cast members, the breakdown reel prepared for when any technical difficulties were encountered, deleted scenes, a behind-the-scenes photo slideshow, a restoration featurette, and a 28-page booklet reproducing the film's original program. Don't miss our full review.

My Name Is Nobody: 40th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Review

November 5, 2013 - Our coverage of today's new releases continues with a review of My Name Is Nobody. Sergio Leone (The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, Once Upon a Time in the West) conceived and produced this 1970s spaghetti western which stars Henry Fonda as a legendary gunslinger and Terence Hill as his quick-drawing young admirer. Image Entertainment's 40th Anniversary Edition holds just the film. Review.

Today's many notable new DVD and Blu-ray releases include "Mad Men": Season 6. The latest season of the Emmy-winning AMC drama series is set in 1967-68 and finds New York ad executive Don Draper (Jon Hamm) tempted once again by infidelity while overseeing a merger of his agency with another. Lionsgate's expertly-authored 3-disc Blu-ray includes an interactive gallery on the Summer of Love, a piece on Timothy Leary, and the art direction featurette "Recreating an Era." Full review.

For more on today's additional new releases, including the eleven others we're reviewing, check out our Schedule.

November 4, 2013 - Bill Cosby: Far From Finished, the legendary comic's first filmed stand-up special in 30 years, will premiere on Comedy Central on November 24th and hit DVD and Blu-ray two days later. Extras will include a Cosby interview, behind-the-scenes, and more. See the Blu-ray's cover art here.

November 3, 2013 - James Franco's eventful 2013 continues with As I Lay Dying, a period drama that places him on both sides of the camera. Franco directs, stars, and co-writes this splitscreen-heavy adaptation of William Faulkner's 1930 novel. It tells the story of a family of farmers making a long journey to bury their matriarch. Available on Tuesday, the DVD includes a behind-the-scenes featurette, cast & crew interviews, and a trailer that might indicate the film has been misframed here. Full review.

Mickey's Christmas Carol: 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Review Cars: Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Review

November 2, 2013 - Disney finally releases a compilation of classic animated shorts to Blu-ray in next Tuesday's Mickey's Christmas Carol: 30th Anniversary Edition. That 1983 featurette retelling Charles Dickens' tale with Scrooge McDuck as Ebenezer Scrooge is joined by five additional shorts, ranging from 1939's The Hockey Champ to Disney Channel's Yodelberg from earlier this year. The Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy also includes, on Blu-ray, Disney Intermission with songs performed by the characters set to videos excerpting Disney's wintry works. Watch a clip from the Intermission and make sure our review is visited by more than three ghosts.

November 1, 2013 - This week, the 2006 film Cars became Pixar's latest film converted to 3D. Skipping a theatrical reissue, it went straight to stores in a three-disc Ultimate Collector's Edition, consisting of Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, and downloadable digital copy. The blockbuster that strands a race car in a sleepy Route 66 town and began one of entertainment's most lucrative franchises is joined by the Car Finder game, a Cine-Explore mode, making-of featurettes, the shorts One Man Band and Mater and the Ghostlight, and more. Don't miss our review.

October 31, 2013 - Broken, last January's selection for Film Movement's Film-of-the-Month Club, hits general retail on Tuesday. Heavily inspired by To Kill a Mockingbird, this contemporary British drama looks at life's challenges for three families sharing a London block. Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy, and newcomer Eloise Laurence head an ensemble cast in this 2012 Cannes Film Festival premiere. Its DVD includes a half-hour of interviews, the unrelated short film The Way the World Ends, biographies, and trailers. Read our review.

Clear History: Blu-ray with Digital Copy Review Lovelace Blu-ray Review The Way, Way Back: Blu-ray + Digital HD UltraViolet Review

Larry David and his "Seinfeld" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" colleagues write and produce the HBO movie Clear History. David also stars as Nathan Flomm, a disgraced car marketer who reinvents himself on Martha's Vineyard. When his old boss (Jon Hamm) moves to the island, Flomm plot revenge. Directed by Superbad's Greg Mottola and co-starring Danny McBride, Kate Hudson, Michael Keaton, Bill Hader, Amy Ryan, Eva Mendes, and J.B. Smoove, this 100-minute comedy hits stores on Tuesday in a Blu-ray that includes UltraViolet and a digital copy. Full review.

Lovelace casts Amanda Seyfried as Linda Lovelace, the star of the iconic 1970s adult film Deep Throat. From award-winning documentarians Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, this biopic shows us the behind-the-scenes ups and downs of Lovelace and her manager/husband Chuck Traynor (Peter Sarsgaard). Co-starring Sharon Stone, Robert Patrick, Bobby Cannavale, James Franco, and Adam Brody, this limited summer theatrical release hits disc next Tuesday joined by a making-of featurette. Our Blu-ray review.

October 29, 2013 - The Way, Way Back gives Oscar-winning screenwriters Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (The Descendants) their follow-up and their directorial debut. This indie comedy centers on a 14-year-old boy (Liam James) forced to spend summer vacation with his mother (Toni Collette) at the beach house of her boyfriend (Steve Carell). Co-starring Sam Rockwell, Allison Janney, AnnaSophia Robb, Maya Rudolph, Faxon, and Rash, this acclaimed summer sleeper is now available to own. Our review looks at Fox's Blu-ray, which includes deleted scenes, UltraViolet, and 40 minutes of making-of featurettes. Read on.

Monsters University: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Review The Uninvited (1944): Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review Embrace of the Vampire (1995) Blu-ray Review

October 28, 2013 - Monsters University, the fourteenth feature film of Pixar Animation Studios, hits stores tomorrow and we've got a review. This prequel takes us back to Mike and Sulley's college days, where they form a rivalry until an expulsion from MU's hallowed scarer program requires them to join forces with a frat of misfits to compete in the annual Scare Games. Our review covers the Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy. One of four physicals editions available, the three-disc set includes Pixar's short The Blue Umbrella, an audio commentary, an extensive art gallery, deleted scenes, and a number of making-of featurettes. Watch a scene from the movie and one deleted in story reel format as part of our thorough review.

Coming Home for Christmas stars Carly and Britt McKillip as estranged sisters who attempt to reunite their family in their old home. Co-starring Amy Jo Johnson and George Canyon, this new holiday movie hits DVD tomorrow with a making-of featurette, a trailer, a vudu digital copy, and a Norman Rockwell reprint. Our review.

October 25, 2013 - Our last review subject timed to the Halloween season is The Uninvited, a 1944 ghost story that made its overdue DVD and Blu-ray debuts this week from The Criterion Collection. Ray Milland and Ruth Hussey star as siblings who move into a cliffside mansion that appears to be haunted by the former owner. Co-starring Donald Crisp and Gail Russell, this highly regarded horror film hits Blu-ray with a new visual essay, two radio adaptations, a trailer, and an essay booklet. Full review.

October 24, 2013 - Last week, Anchor Bay Entertainment released two films with the same title to DVD and Blu-ray. Today, we've got reviews of each of those Blu-ray editions. The 1995 horror movie Embrace of the Vampire (1995) stars Alyssa Milano ("Charmed", "Who's the Boss?") as a virginal college freshman who is targeted by a desperate, lonely vampire (Martin Kemp) in the days leading up to her 18th birthday. Just released, the 2013 remake applies the same plot to a new Charlotte (Sharon Hinnendael), a socially awkward orphan attending college on a fencing scholarship. These two direct-to-video outings are presented in unrated cuts with no bonus features. Our reviews: 1995's Blu-ray, 2013's Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack.

I Married a Witch: Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review

October 22, 2013 - Our newest review covers The Criterion Collection's recent Blu-ray release of I Married a Witch. This 1942 comedy stars Veronica Lake as vengeful witch released from centuries of captivity just as the descendant (Fredric March) of the man who had her burned at the stake is about to get married and be elected governor. Fantastical hilarity ensues. The Blu-ray includes the original trailer, an essay booklet, and a 20-minute radio interview of director Renι Clair. Don't miss our full review.

Learn more about the year's #1 horror movie and take a shot at winning it in our just-launched The Conjuring Blu-ray Combo Pack Giveaway. US and Canadian readers may enter daily now through October 30th and anyone can enjoy the fun facts and figures from an infographic and 5 interactive GIFs. More...

Only God Forgives Blu-ray Review Before Midnight Blu-ray Review The Conjuring: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet Review

Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn reunites with Ryan Gosling in the drama Only God Forgives, which hits stores today after a limited summer theatrical release. Gosling plays an American expatriate in Bangkok whose mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) wants him to avenge his brother's death. The Weinstein/Anchor Bay Blu-ray includes a commentary and two interviews with writer/director Refn, an interview with composer Cliff Martinez, 12 behind-the-scenes clips, and two free downloads from Martinez's distinctive score. Read the review.

October 21, 2013 - Our latest review covers Before Midnight, the third installment in the Richard Linklater-directed series of conversational European romance films. It finds Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) together on vacation in Greece with their twin daughters and ready to re-evaluate the relationship that began on a train 18 years earlier. One of the year's most highly acclaimed films, this drama hits Blu-ray tomorrow with an audio commentary, a Q & A session, a making-of featurette, its trailer, and UltraViolet. Our review.

October 17, 2013 - The Conjuring, a summer hit with both audiences and critics, comes to Blu-ray and DVD next week and we've got an early review. Based on true case files, this horror movie stars Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as a married couple of paranormal investigators called in to look at the troubling new house of a Rhode Island family of seven (headed by Lili Taylor and Ron Livingston). Warner's Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet combo pack includes interviews with the real Lorraine Warren, the real Perron family, and filmmakers including heralded director James Wan (Insidious). Full review.

Pacific Rim: Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet Review

October 16, 2013 - Today's new review looks at "The Fall": Series 1. This British drama series stars Gillian Anderson ("The X-Files") as a London detective who's assigned to head an investigation into a series of Belfast murders that seem to be the work of one twisted mind (Jamie Dornan, "Once Upon a Time", Fifty Shades of Grey). Now available, Acorn Media's two-disc DVD holds all five hour-long episodes plus a behind-the-scenes featurette. Our review.

October 15, 2013 - Our newest review covers Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro's big-budgeted sci-fi action spectacular. It's set in a near-future where human-operated giant robots (Jaegers) defend Earth's coasts from giant alien invaders (Kaijus). With aliens evolving, one man (Charlie Hunnam) returns to piloting his old vessel. Available today, Warner's three-disc Blu-ray + DVD + DigitalHD UltraViolet combo pack serves up many hours of bonus features, including a del Toro audio commentary, an hour of making-of "Focus Points", the interactive Director's Notebook, deleted scenes, a blooper reel, animatics, concept art galleries, and more. Don't miss our review.

Fantastic Voyage Blu-ray Review After Earth: Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet HD Review Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Blu-ray Review

The Hangover Part III: Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet Review Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel DVD Review Robot Chicken: Season 6 Blu-ray Review

The Big Parade: Blu-ray Book Review This Is the End: Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet Review

Recent Film Reviews:
• Captain Phillips - Tom Hanks fills the title role in this newest docudrama from director Paul Greengrass (United 93, The Bourne Ultimatum), which tells the true story of an American cargo ship that in 2009 was hijacked by a band of four Somali pirates.
• Gravity - Strands two American astronauts (Sandra Bullock and George Clooney) in space with no communication and no obvious way home. Co-written and directed by Alfonso Cuarσn (Children of Men, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), this visually striking thriller kicks off the award season with some of the best reviews of the year.

Recent Blu-ray and DVD Reviews:
• Plush - Twilight, Thirteen director Catherine Hardwicke picks up her first writing credit in a decade with this film about a married young rock star (Emily Browning) whose new guitarist (Xavier Samuel) is really into her. Co-starring Cam Gigandet and Frances Fisher, this steamy thriller hits DVD joined by teaser trailers, a music video, and outtakes.
• "Gravity Falls": Six Strange Tales - The first six episodes of Disney Channel's animated series about pre-teen twins sent to live with their great-uncle Stan in a town full of mysterious oddities. The DVD includes a booklet reproduction of Mystery Book Journal #3.
• Fantastic Voyage (Blu-ray) - This Academy Award-winning 1966 science fiction adventure shrinks down a team of five and a submarine to be injected into the body of a comatose scientist who alone holds secret knowledge about miniaturization. Starring Raquel Welch and Donald Pleasence and directed by 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea's Richard Fleischer, this CinemaScope production hits Blu-ray from Fox joined by an audio commentary, an isolated score, a storyboard-to-scene comparison, a visual effects featurette, and vintage marketing.
• After Earth (Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet) - This futuristic sci-fi thriller casts Will Smith and Jaden Smith as father and son. The two are the only survivors on a crash in the uninhabitable future Earth and fearless warrior Dad's two broken legs mean that young, inexperienced Kitai will have to be heroic on his own. Co-written and directed by The Sixth Sense's M. Night Shyamalan, this summer underperformer is now available in a Sony combo pack that includes making-of featurettes, an alternate opening, and more.
• Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (Blu-ray) - Written and directed by producer Irwin Allen (The Towering Inferno, The Poseidon Adventure), this 1961 science fiction adventure stars Walter Pidgeon, Joan Fontaine, Barbara Eden, Peter Lorre, and Robert Sterling as the most focal of those aboard a nuclear-powered submarine which intends to save the planet when a ring of fire forms around it, slowly raising the temperature to unlivable heights. Fox's BD includes an interview with Eden, an audio commentary, an isolated score, the featurette "Science Fiction: Fantasy to Reality", and the original trailer.
• The Croods (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet) - Chris Sanders (How to Train Your Dragon, Lilo & Stitch) and Kirk DeMicco (Space Chimps, Racing Stripes) wrote and directed this hit DreamWorks Animation comedy adventure about a family of prehistoric cave dwellers (voiced by Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and others) forced to adapt to changing times. Commencing Fox's distribution deal with the commercial powerhouse, the now-available Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet combo pack includes a guide to the film's fantastic hybrid creatures, an original short, deleted scenes, drawing lessons, and trailers.
• The Hangover Part III (Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet) - This latest installment in the Todd Phillips-directed comedy franchise rounds up Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and endangers them in a plot to retrieve millions of gold bars stolen by international criminal Leslie Chow (Ken Jeong). John Goodman and Melissa McCarthy join the cast. Now available, Warner's Blu-ray combo pack includes both mock and serious making-of featurettes, three extended scenes, and UltraViolet.
• "Phineas and Ferb": Mission Marvel - Summer thrill-seeking step-siblings team up with comic book superheroes Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, and Spider-Man in this hour-long Disney Channel crossover event, which on DVD is joined by an additional 90 minutes of episodes, a comic book, and a collectible pull-out poster in Disney's recent DVD of the same name.
• "Robot Chicken": Season 6 (Blu-ray) - The twenty newest episodes of this Emmy-winning stop-motion Adult Swim animated comedy are each treated to audio commentary and joined by deleted scenes, deleted animatics, deleted channel flips, UltraViolet, and a wealth of making-of featurettes. The irreverent season sends up a wide assortment of pop culture from the past fifty years, from The Avengers, Pac-Man, and The Smurfs to Dr. Seuss, "Schoolhouse Rock", and E.T.
• Stuck in Love (Blu-ray + DVD) - Independent dramedy explores the romantic relationships of a fractured family of writers played by Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Lily Collins, and Nat Wolff. After a limited summer theatrical run, the film, which co-stars Logan Lerman and Kristen Bell, hits stores in a combo pack that includes an audio commentary, a making-of featurette, and the trailer.
• The Big Parade (Blu-ray) - Directed by King Vidor (War and Peace), this 1925 World War I drama follows a wealthy young American soldier (John Gilbert) overseas to France, where he finds love (with Renιe Adorιe) and combat. This National Film Registry inductee is treated to a breathtaking restoration and joined by an audio commentary, MGM's half-hour featurette 1925 Studio Tour, the original trailer, and an illustrated 64-page Blu-ray book.
• This Is the End (Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet) - The Apocalypse strikes up during James Franco's housewarming party, leaving him, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson to put their heads together to try to stay alive. Written and directed by Rogen and Evan Goldberg, this apocalyptic comedy is now available to own after grossing over $100 million in domestic theaters. Sony's Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet combo pack includes deleted scenes, unused improvisations, a directors' audio commentary, marketing outtakes, alternate lines, and a number of making-of featurettes.
• "The Neighbors": The Complete First Season - Created by Dan Fogelman (Tangled, Cars, Crazy, Stupid, Love.), this ABC sitcom is set in a suburban New Jersey townhouse community whose newest residents are its only humans. The Weavers adjust to that crazy notion, while helping the aliens next door navigate life on Earth. The 3-disc set includes all 22 episodes plus deleted scenes and a gag reel.
• The Little Mermaid: Diamond Edition Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy - Loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, this 1989 musical revived theatrical animation and began a Renaissance at Disney. Scripted and directed by Ron Clements and John Musker (Aladdin, The Princess and the Frog), the film features original songs by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, who won its two music Oscars. The two-disc combo pack adds an hour of new bonus features to the many mostly retained from its 2-Disc Platinum Edition DVD.
• House of Wax (Blu-ray 3D/2D) - Our 2,000th home video review looks at the hit 1953 thriller that discovered Vincent Price's true calling as a horror character actor and rung in a brief golden age for 3D movies. Price plays a wax figure sculptor whose life's work goes up in flames, only for him to recreate it in an unlikely way. Warner's hybrid single disc includes a brand new audio commentary and 48-minute documentary, the original trailer, a newsreel on the film's 24-hour round-the-clock premieres, and Mystery of the Wax Museum, the 1933 Michael Curtiz film House remade.
• From Here to Eternity (Blu-ray) - Adapted from James Jones' best-selling novel, this Best Picture-winning drama shows us life at a Hawaiian military barracks just prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Starring Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, and Oscar winners Frank Sinatra and Donna Reed, this winner of eight Oscars is joined by a new graphics-in-picture track and lobby card reproductions in addition to an audio commentary and two featurettes carried over from its 2001 DVD.
• "Jack Irish": Set 1 (Blu-ray + DVD) - Guy Pearce returns to his native Australia to headline this series of made-for-television mysteries adapted from Peter Temple's novels. Melbourne criminal lawyer turned debt collector Jack Irish discovers some conspiracies involving former clients and family friends. Acorn Media's combo pack serves up the first two feature-length installments, plus a behind-the-scenes featurette.

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Violet & Daisy (BD + DVD)
And While We Were Here BD
Girl Most Likely (Blu-ray)
I Give It a Year (Blu-ray)
All Is Bright (Blu-ray)
Man of Steel (BD + DVD)
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Ambushed (Blu-ray + DVD)
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My Name Is Nobody (BD)
Mad Men: Season 6 (BD)
As I Lay Dying
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Cars (Blu-ray 3D Combo)
Broken
Clear History (BD + DC)
Lovelace (Blu-ray)
The Way, Way Back (BD)
Monsters University Combo
Coming Home for Christmas
The Uninvited (Criterion BD)
Embrace of the Vampire '95
Embrace of the Vampire '13
I Married a Witch (BD)
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