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Disney CD Reviews FEBRUARY 1-15, 2013 NEWS ARCHIVES
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February 15, 2013 - Today's new review covers The Insider, the 1999 Touchstone Pictures drama nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
Writer/director Michael Mann's follow-up to Heat tells the true story of a fired research scientist (Russell Crowe) who becomes a whistleblower against Big Tobacco with help from "60 Minutes" producer Lowell Bergman (Al Pacino). Available next Tuesday, the Blu-ray includes a featurette and a trailer, though two of the case's claims are inaccurate. Our review.

The Insider Blu-ray Review Rise of the Guardians: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy cover art -- click for press release. Senseless Blu-ray Review

February 14, 2013 - As expected, Rise of the Guardians will hit home video in time for Easter. DreamWorks Animation has announced a March 12th release for its well-reviewed but underperforming holiday adventure in which Jack Frost, the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and the Sandman team up to save the world. The press release details your options from single-disc DVD, two-disc Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy, and three-disc Blu-ray 3D combo, two of which are also available with two hopping toy eggs based on the film. More...

Now in theaters, Beautiful Creatures adapts the first in a young adult novel series.
This PG-13 supernatural teen romance pairs South Carolina insomniac bookphile Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich) and Lena (Alice Englert), the new-in-town niece of a famous recluse (Jeremy Irons). Co-starring Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, and Emmy Rossum, this Twilight-esque film is primed to do some strong Valentine's Day business. Read our review.

February 13, 2013 - Fifteen years ago this month, the college comedy Senseless opened in theaters. It's now on Blu-ray at Best Buy and available everywhere else at the end of March. Marlon Wayans stars as a cash-strapped senior who participates in drug trial that heightens his senses and then randomly dulls one of them, as he vies for a junior analyst position at a prestigious financial firm. Directed by Penelope Spheeris (Wayne's World), co-written by Craig Mazin (Identity Thief, one of Wayans' Scary Movie successors), and co-starring David Spade, Rip Torn, and Brad Dourif, this R-rated film is joined by a never-before-released behind-the-scenes featurette. Full review.

While we're at work on our review of next week's Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet combo pack of Argo, why not take a look at "ARGO: Declassified", an in-depth, 29-minute featurette on the real events that inspired the highly acclaimed Best Picture hopeful. Watch it here and check back soon for our full review!

The Guilt Trip: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy cover art -- click for larger view Undefeated DVD Review

In time for Mother's Day, Paramount will bring The Guilt Trip to DVD and Blu-ray on April 30th. The PG-13 Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen mother-son road trip comedy will be available in a two-disc Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy combo pack with extras including alternate openings, alternate endings, deleted scenes, a gag reel; the featurettes "Barbra & Seth", "Barbra's World", "Guilt Trip: A Real Mother of a Road Trip", "In the Driver's Seat", "Not Really a Road Trip Movie"; and UltraViolet. Click here for cover art and preorders.

Last year's winner of the Best Documentary Feature Oscar, Undefeated spends a season with the football team of North Memphis, Tennessee's underprivileged Manassas High School as they try to reverse a history of losing and aim to win their first playoff game in the school's 110-year history. After five weeks of Walmart exclusivity, this Weinstein Company release hits DVD and Blu-ray with directors' audio commentary, deleted scenes, a making-of featurette, and a black and white teaser. Our review.

February 12, 2013 - After a meager fall run in theaters, the PG-13 Nickelodeon Movies comedy Fun Size hits stores next week. Written by "The Colbert Report" scribe Max Werner and directed by "Gossip Girl" creator Josh Schwartz, the film follows teenagers (Victoria Justice, Jane Levy, Thomas Mann) and a younger sibling around Cleveland for a Halloween night full of excitement and embarrassment. Co-starring Chelsea Handler and an uncredited Johnny Knoxville, this flop hits BD with a making-of featurette, deleted scenes, a gag reel, a Carly Rae Jepsen music video and making-of short, a digital copy, and UltraViolet. Trick-or-treat over to our review.

February 11, 2013 - Disney's dramatic fantasy The Odd Life of Timothy Green tells the story of a boy (CJ Adams) with leaves on his legs who shows up one night in response to the wishes of an infertile married couple (Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton). We take a look at its December Blu-ray + DVD combo pack which includes deleted scenes, an audio commentary, two making-of featurettes, and a Glen Hansard music video. Read the review.

February 10, 2013 - "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and Rocky IV's Dolph Lundgren star in The Package. This direct-to-video action thriller finds a mobster's enforcer (Austin) braving danger to deliver an important, mysterious parcel to an old colleague named "The German" (Lundgren). Anchor Bay's two-disc Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack is released on February 19th and we've got a review.

February 9, 2013 - The thriller The Factory stars John Cusack and "Dexter"'s Jennifer Carpenter as Buffalo, New York detectives puzzled by a string of prostitute abductions and murders. Their investigation grows more pressing when Cusack's teenaged daughter (Mae Whitman) goes missing by the same pattern. Shot in 2008 but not given a standard theatrical release, this Warner Bros.-Dark Castle production hits DVD with UltraViolet on February 19th. Our review.

February 8, 2013 - Our newest review covers Criterion's recent two-disc Blu-ray edition of Heaven's Gate, the epic Western that helped bankrupt United Artists and irreversibly derailed the promising career of Michael Cimino, the Oscar-winning director of The Deer Hunter. Kris Kristofferson plays a Harvard-educated Marshal in 1890 Wyoming whose populace faces mob justice in the form of a death list compiled by wealthy stock growers. The film co-stars Christopher Walken, Isabelle Huppert, Jeff Bridges, Sam Waterston, and John Hurt, also featuring one of the first and last film appearances, respectively, of Mickey Rourke and Joseph Cotten. The Blu-ray includes an illustrated new audio interview with Cimino, a video interview of Kristofferson, additional interviews, trailers, and an essay booklet. Full review.

Bully: Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack Review The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Blu-ray & DVD Press Release

February 6, 2013 - The subject of a high-profile MPAA ratings battle and maker of an Oscar shortlist, The Weinstein Company's documentary Bully hits home video next week and we've got a review of the Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack. Lee Hirsch's film is presented in its PG-13 version along with an abbreviated edit suitable for young children, deleted and extended scenes, a "Good Morning America" excerpt, shorts catching up with the film's subjects, a Meryl Streep speech, and more. Don't miss our review.

Tell us what you're rooting for in this month's Oscars with the daily category polls on our Facebook page! Yesterday: Best Animated Feature. Today: Adapted Screenplay.

February 5, 2013 - Warner has announced a March 19th Blu-ray and DVD release date for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The first installment of Peter Jackson's second Middle Earth trilogy will arrive for Easter in a Two-Disc Special Edition DVD, a Blu-ray + DVD, and a Blu-ray 3D combo pack. Each edition will include UltraViolet and over two hours of extras, while owners will be treated to a first look at this year's follow-up The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug with a Peter Jackson-hosted live stream. Check out the press release for cover art and full details.

February 4, 2013 - Premiering tomorrow on DVD, the crime drama Mafia stars Ving Rhames as an urban gangster in 1975 being tracked by a pair of detectives (Pam Grier and Robert Patrick). It is joined by its trailer. Don't miss our review.

The indie romantic comedy Celeste & Jesse Forever stars Rashida Jones ("Parks and Recreation") and Andy Samberg ("Saturday Night Live") as a separated Los Angeles couple that remains extremely close and friendly. The possibility of reconciliation hangs over their other potential relationships in this R-rated film that Jones wrote with co-star Will McCormack.
After a limited theatrical run, the film hits stores tomorrow. Sony's Blu-ray includes cast and creator audio commentaries, deleted scenes, a making-of featurette, a Q & A session from the LA Film Festival, and the trailer. Our review.

February 2, 2013 - Here Comes the Boom stars Kevin James as a Massachusetts biology teacher who tries to raise the funds needed to save his school's music program by moonlighting as a mixed martial arts fighter. Co-written by James, produced by Adam Sandler, and co-starring Salma Hayek and Henry Winkler, this PG-rated comedy hits DVD on Tuesday with deleted scenes, a gag reel, a cast featurette, and UltraViolet. Our review.

February 1, 2013 - On Tuesday, the sixtieth anniversary of its theatrical release, Peter Pan becomes the seventh Disney animated film treated to a Diamond Edition combo pack. One of the most beloved films from Walt's era, this 1953 release adapts J.M. Barrie's play and novel in which three London kids are whisked away to Never Land for adventures with pirates and Indians. Our review covers the three-disc Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + Storybook App set, which adds never-before-seen deleted scenes and songs, a Diane Disney Miller introduction, and the new 40-minute documentary "Growing Up with Nine Old Men", in which Ted Thomas meets up with fellow children of Walt's loyal animators. Find out what's dropped from the film's past DVDs as part of our review.

Robot & Frank DVD Review Paranormal Activity 4: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Review

The first of today's two new reviews looks at the independent dramedy Robot & Frank. Frank Langella stars as an increasingly disoriented former jewel thief whose son (James Marsden) buys him a robot companion (voiced by Peter Sarsgaard). Liv Tyler, Susan Sarandon, and Jeremy Sisto co-star. After an acclaimed but limited theatrical release, this film comes to DVD alone on February 12th, wielding an audio commentary from its first-time writer and director as well as a gallery of robot posters. Our review.

January 30, 2013 - Domestic disturbances of the inexplicable kind continue in Paranormal Activity 4. This entry to Paramount's annual horror series focuses on a Nevada family who took in a strange neighbor boy. It's now available to own in a Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy combo pack that includes theatrical and unrated cuts on both formats, an additional 29 minutes of "Recovered Files" (deleted scenes), and UltraViolet. See a clip from The Recovered Files as part of our complete review.

January 29, 2013 - Added to our review of today's Hotel Transylvania Blu-ray 3D combo pack is a link to watch the first ten minutes of the movie. Check it out! Today's other new releases include Paranormal Activity 4, the latest entry to the lucrative low-budget horror franchise; the crime comedy Seven Psychopaths, Amy Schumer's new Comedy Central stand-up special, and the gamer comedy Noobz. For more on these and other debuts, see our January Release Schedule.

Director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future) returns to live-action filmmaking on Flight. An Oscar nominee for Best Actor and Original Screenplay, this R-rated drama centers on a pilot (Denzel Washington) whose quick-thinking heroics save most aboard a doomed commercial plane, but subject him to an investigation of his alcoholic lifestyle. Co-starring Don Cheadle, John Goodman, Bruce Greenwood, Kelly Reilly, and Melissa Leo, this acclaimed film hits stores next Tuesday in a Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy combo pack that includes making-of featurettes, highlights from a cast and crew Q & A session, and UltraViolet. Our thorough review.

January 28, 2013 - The British crime drama series "Above Suspicion" stars Kelly Relly (Sherlock Holmes, Flight) and Harry Potter's Ciarαn Hinds as London police detectives looking to solve the drug-related murder of a retired colleague. In stores next week, Acorn Media's Set 2 DVD includes all three parts of third season "Deadly Intent" along with interviews, behind-the-scenes, filmographies, biographies, and a photo gallery. Check out our review.

Above Suspicion: Set 2 DVD Review The Seven-Per-Cent Solution Blu-ray + DVD Review Hotel Transylvania: Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD Review

January 27, 2013 - The Seven-Per-Cent Solution crosses the paths of Victorian Era sleuth Sherlock Holmes (Nicol Williamson) and influential Austrian psychiatrist Sigmund Freud (Alan Arkin). At the request of Watson (Robert Duvall), Freud helps Holmes overcome his addiction to cocaine, before the three gentlemen try to solve a kidnapping case involving another of Freud's patients (Vanessa Redgrave). An Academy Award nominee for Adapted Screenplay and Costume Design, this 1976 mystery is now available to own in a Shout! Factory Blu-ray + DVD combo pack that includes a substantial new interview with Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan writer/director Nicholas Meyer, who penned the screenplay and the bestselling novel on which it is based. Our review.

January 26, 2013 - In Bruges writer/director Martin McDonagh brings a similar sensibility with meta twists to the Los Angeles crime comedy Seven Psychopaths. As an alcoholic Irishman (Colin Farrell) struggles to make progress on his new screenplay, his best friend (Sam Rockwell) takes the wrong Shih Tzu as part of his dognapping scam. Co-starring Christopher Walken and Woody Harrelson, this CBS Films release hits stores on Tuesday. Our review covers the Sony DVD which includes UltraViolet, the cat trailer "Seven Psychocats", and making-of shorts. More...

January 25, 2013 - Tonight's new review covers the Blu-ray 3D combo pack of Hotel Transylvania. This computer-animated family comedy is set in a hotel for monsters owned and operated by Count Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler), who remains overprotective of his daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez) even as she turns 118. This Sony Pictures Animation hit marks the feature directorial debut of "Dexter's Laboratory" and "Samurai Jack" creator Genndy Tartakovsky. Available on Tuesday, Sony's three-disc Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD combo pack includes a filmmakers' audio commentary, a new traditionally-animated Tartakovsky short, a featurette on the celebrity voice cast, a making-of short, three deleted scenes, progression reels, a music video by Becky G featuring (with accompanying making-of), DVD-ROM content, and UltraViolet. See clips from the film as part of our complete review.

In theaters today, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters puts a new twist on an old fairy tale, following the threatened siblings into adulthood, where they (The Avengers' Jeremy Renner and Prince of Persia's Gemma Arterton) become a town's top option for putting an end to a wave of missing children. Norway's Tommy Wirkold (Dead Snow) wrote this R-rated action film, which co-stars Famke Janssen and Peter Stormare. Read our review.

The Hunger Games Blu-ray Review Searching for Sugar Man Blu-ray Review

January 24, 2013 - With just under ten months until Catching Fire hits theaters, we've finally finished our Blu-ray review of The Hunger Games. This blockbuster first adaptation of Suzanne Collins' line of bestselling post-apocalyptic young adult novels finds teenaged Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) volunteering in place of her younger sister to compete in the deadly 74th Annual Hunger Games alongside baker's son Peeta (Josh Hutcherson). Lionsgate's 2-disc Blu-ray includes a two-hour making-of documentary, six featurettes, trailers, galleries, digital copies, and more. Full review.

January 23, 2013 - An insert inside Disney's upcoming Peter Pan Blu-ray combo pack reiterates The Little Mermaid as this fall's Diamond Edition release and announces The Jungle Book as next in line for that treatment, to make its Blu-ray debut in Spring 2014.

January 22, 2013 - Nominated for the Best Documentary Feature Academy Award and considered one of the films to beat, Searching for Sugar Man hits DVD and Blu-ray today and we've got a review. In the early 1970s, American folk singer Rodriguez had no success at home, but his music would be embraced by the people of South Africa, where legend had it that he died. Fans go looking for answers in this acclaimed 2012 theatrical release. The Blu-ray's extras include an audio commentary, a making-of documentary, a featurette from the film's Tribeca Film Festival premiere, and the trailer. Read on.

January 20, 2013 - Adapted from the K.L. Going young adult novel of the same name, the comedy Fat Kid Rules the World tells the story of an obese teen (Terri's Jacob Wysocki) saved from a suicide attempt by a troubled young musical rebel (Matt O'Leary). The two new friends start a band, or hope to, over parental concerns (The Rocketeer's Billy Campbell). After a limited theatrical run, this Matthew Lillard-directed indie hits DVD on Tuesday with over 20 minutes of bonus features. Our review.

The Paperboy Blu-ray Review The Imposter DVD Review The Possession: Blu-ray + Digital Copy Review

January 18, 2013 - Today's review covers Tuesday's Blu-ray release of The Paperboy. Director Lee Daniels follows up Precious with this drama set in swampy Florida at the end of the 1960s. At the wishes of a sexpot (Nicole Kidman), Miami Times reporter (Matthew McConaughey) and his younger brother (Zac Efron) look to exonerate a convicted prisoner (John Cusack) on death row for the murder of a sheriff. Critically drubbed and a box office bomb in limited fall release, this Golden Globe-nominated film hits BD with a making-of featurette, behind-the-scenes footage, cast & crew interviews, and its original trailer. Review.

January 17, 2013 - The Weinstein Company and Anchor Bay Entertainment have announced a February 26th DVD and Blu-ray combo pack release for The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson's critically acclaimed, publically divisive drama about a charismatic leader (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and his WWII-traumatized follower (Joaquin Phoenix). Long perceived as a major competitor in 2012's Oscar race, the film had to settle for just three acting nominations. Bonus features will include outtakes and additional scenes set to music by Johnny Greenwood, a behind-the-scenes featurette, teasers, trailers, and, on Blu-ray only, John Huston's 1946 WWII veteran documentary Let There Be Light. For cover art and more information, see the full press release.

Shortlisted but not nominated for this year's Best Documentary Oscar, the highly acclaimed The Imposter hits DVD next week and we've got review. In 1994, 13-year-old Nicholas Barclay went missing in his hometown of San Antonio, Texas. Three years later, he was found in Spain and returned home to his family. Only, it wasn't really Nicholas, but French con man Frederic Bourdin, who went to great lengths to pose as the missing boy and wasn't discovered for several months. Available next Tuesday, Indomina's DVD includes a 41-minute making-of featurette, the original trailer, and a QR Code link to actual case files. Read more.

January 16, 2013 - Our newest review covers the horror film The Possession. At a yard sale, the young daughter of a newly-divorced New York couple (Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick) acquires an old wooden wine cabinet with Hebrew inscriptions that turns out to be a haunted Dibbuk Box that changes the girl in profound ways. A solid performer in its late summer theatrical release, this Sam Raimi-produced PG-13 thriller is now available to own in a Lionsgate Blu-ray that includes two audio commentaries, a documentary on the real Dibbuk Box that inspired the film, the trailer, a digital copy, and UltraViolet. Our review.

The Canadian mystery film Love Me stars Lindsey Shaw ("Pretty Little Liars"), Jamie Johnston ("Degrassi: The Next Generation") and Jean-Luc Bilodeau ("Kyle XY") as prep school students in a town where a teenager has recently gone missing under mysterious circumstances. Now available, Anchor Bay's Blu-ray includes two making-of featurettes with cast interviews. Read the review.

January 15, 2013 - Norse mythology becomes the basis of Iceland's first ever animated feature film in Thor: Legend of the Magical Hammer. The son of the god Odin and a human woman, Thor would rather be a warrior than a blacksmith. He gets his wish when the most powerful weapon in the world, the talking hammer Crusher, comes to him. It becomes a central element in Odin's battles with the ice queen Hel. ARC Entertainment brings this 3D computer-animated film to DVD today as a Walmart exclusive. Full review.

Life's Too Short: The Complete First Season DVD Review

The Other Dream Team DVD Review Frankenweenie: Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Review Francis Ford Coppola: 5-Film Collection Blu-ray Review

Recent Film Reviews:
• Zero Dark Thirty - Director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal follow up their 2009 Oscar winner The Hurt Locker with this Academy Award-nominated drama about the ten-year search for Osama bin Laden. Jessica Chastain stars as a CIA officer devoted to the challenging mission to find the mastermind of the September 11th terrorist attacks.
• Gangster Squad - Tells the true story of an undercover police unit assigned to take down Mickey Cohen, the most powerful criminal in 1949 Los Angeles. Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling lead the good guys, Sean Penn is the infamous Cohen, while Emma Stone and Nick Nolte also appear. From Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer and "Castle" writer Will Beall, this violent period crime drama opens four months after it was scheduled to, with some re-edits.
• Django Unchained - Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, this film pays homage to the spaghetti western while telling the tale of a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) and former slave (Jamie Foxx) who team up to retrieve the slave's wife (Kerry Washington) from a wealthy plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio).

Recent DVD and Blu-ray Reviews:
• "Life's Too Short": The Complete First Season - HBO's comedy series applies the mockumentary treatment to the life of veteran dwarf actor Warwick Davis, who after such films as Return of the Jedi, Willow, Leprechaun, and the Harry Potter franchise, finds himself out of work and in debt. Davis created this show with co-stars Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the decorated duo behind "The Office" and "Extras." Among the guest stars playing themselves are Johnny Depp, Liam Neeson, Sting, Steve Carell, Helena Bonham Carter, and Cat Deeley. The two-disc set holds seven episodes along with a half-hour making-of featurette, ten behind-the-scenes clips, deleted scenes, outtakes, and episode previews.
• Chris Hardwick: Mandroid - The first Comedy Central special of the TV presenter and podcaster embraces Hardwick's brand of nerd comedy in an extended, uncensored presentation that includes three bonus features of Hard 'n Phirm, his musical duo with Mike Phirmin.
• Branded (Blu-ray) - Produced in Russia, this R-rated thriller turns the life of a movie marketer (Ed Stoppard) upside down with a conspiracy to reinvigorate the fast food industry and the troubling creatures he sees attached to his girlfriend (Leelee Sobieski) and everyone else. After a limited September North American theatrical release, Branded, which co-stars Max von Sydow and Jeffrey Tambor, hits BD from Lionsgate with an audio commentary from the writers/directors and two trailers.
• To Rome with Love (Blu-ray) - Woody Allen extends his streak of working outside the United States with the ensemble romantic comedy that juggles four distinct storylines featuring Jesse Eisenberg, Alec Baldwin, and Ellen Page; Roberto Benigni; Penιlope Cruz; and Allen himself. Sony's Blu-ray includes a rare making-of featurette and the original trailer.
• The Other Dream Team - The documentary considers the experience of the 1992 Lithuanian Olympic basketball team, which won the Bronze Medal during a summer of high-profile U.S. dominance by Michael Jordan and other future Hall of Famers. The theatrically-released film explores the years of Eastern Europe upheaval which saw Sarunas Marciulionis and Arvydas Sabonis go from members of a champion Soviet Union team to proud representatives of their own newly-independent small nation, making meaningful stints in the NBA on the side. Lionsgate's DVD includes audio commentary and a Q & A with director Marius A. Markevicius and his producer/co-writer Jon Weinbach.
• The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) (Criterion Collection Blu-ray) - An ordinary British family on vacation in Switzerland gets mixed up in an international espionage plot that sees their daughter kidnapped by the leader of a team of assassins (Peter Lorre). Remade by Hitchcock in the 1950s with Jimmy Stewart, Doris Day, and an Oscar-winning song, this British version is joined by a new audio commentary, a restoration demonstration, relevant excerpts of Franηois Truffaut's 1962 audio interview of Hitchcock, the 50-minute 1972 television interview "The Illustrated Hitchcock", a new interview with director Guillermo del Toro, and an essay booklet.
• Stolen (Blu-ray) - Nicolas Cage is back in New Orleans, this time to reunite with Con Air director Simon West in the action thriller Cage stars as a master bank robber/jewel thief who upon release from prison finds the FBI (led by Danny Huston) still on his trail and a disgruntled former associate (Josh Lucas) abducting his teenaged daughter. It's joined by an hour of bonus features in cast & crew interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, a making-of featurette, and the trailer.
• "The Goode Family": The Complete Series - This animated satire from Mike Judge and two of his "King of the Hill" writers/producers centers on a family of environmentalists who strive to be respectful and politically correct. Lasting only one summer season on ABC, the 2009 show has all thirteen of its episodes placed on a two-disc Shout! Factory set. Extras include four creator audio commentaries, nearly an hour of deleted scenes, scripts for three unproduced episodes from the unrealized second season, and a number of short promotional featurettes.
• Frankenweenie (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy), adapted from his 1984 live-action short. A boy uses the electrical power of lightning to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life. This highly acclaimed black and white flop hits stores Tuesday in a four-disc Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy combo pack that includes the original half-hour short, an all-new short, a making-of featurette, a piece on the film's touring exhibit, and the Plain White T's music video for their "Pet Sematary" cover.
• Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden (Blu-ray) - This Weinstein Company's docudrama tells the same story, dramatizing the risky May 2011 operation from CIA and U.S. Navy SEAL points of views. Cam Gigandet leads an ensemble cast, while Blue Crush's John Stockwell directs. The BD includes a making-of featurette.
• The Words - This layered drama, from two writers of Tron: Legacy, tells the story of an aspiring writer (Bradley Cooper) whose big break comes in the form of a discovery of an unpublished manuscript, which an old man (Jeremy Irons) claims to have written. That is the premise of the newest work of an accomplished novelist (Dennis Quaid), which he reads to a large, captive audience. Now available, Sony's DVD of this CBS Films release presents the film in theatrical and extended cuts along with two making-of featurettes and UltraViolet.
• Looper (Blu-ray) - Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as a hitman of the future assigned to kill time travelers for an organized crime unit. He hesitates when he comes face to face with the future version of himself (Bruce Willis), sending both versions of the man to the Kansas farm of a single mother (Emily Blunt) and her young son believed to have future significance. Written and directed by Brick's Rian Johnson, the film hits Blu-ray with audio commentary, 22 deleted scenes with commentary, three making-of featurettes, UltraViolet, and, as an Easter egg, Johnson's student short film Evil Demon Golf Ball from Hell!!!.

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The Insider (Blu-ray)
Senseless (Blu-ray)
Fun Size (Blu-ray + DC)
Odd Life of Timothy Green
The Package (Blu-ray + DVD)
The Factory
Heaven's Gate (Criterion BD)
Bully (Blu-ray + DVD)
Celeste & Jesse Forever BD
Here Comes the Boom
Peter Pan (BD + DVD + DC)
Robot & Frank
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Flight (Blu-ray + DVD)
Above Suspicion: Set 2
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
Seven Psychopaths
Hotel Transylvania (BD 3D)
The Hunger Games (Blu-ray)
Searching for Sugar Man BD
Fat Kid Rules the World
The Paperboy (Blu-ray)
The Imposter
The Possession (Blu-ray)
Love Me (Blu-ray)
Thor: Legend of...Hammer
Life's Too Short: Season 1
Chris Hardwick: Mandroid
Branded (Blu-ray)
To Rome with Love (BD)
The Other Dream Team
The Man Who Knew Too Much (Criterion Blu-ray)
Peter Pan: Diamond Edition Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + Storybook App Review
Stolen (Blu-ray)
The Goode Family
Frankenweenie (Blu-ray 3D)
Seal Team Six (Blu-ray)
The Words
Looper (Blu-ray)
Tosh.0: Deep V's (BD)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3 (BD)
Following (Criterion BD)
Finding Nemo (BD + DVD)
Trouble with the Curve (BD)
Premium Rush (Blu-ray)
Babes in Toyland (Blu-ray)
Les Misιrables (BD)
Rankin/Bass Favorites
Francis Ford Coppola: 5-Film Collection (Blu-ray)
Hanna-Barbera Christmas
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Heavyweights (Blu-ray)
Gypsy (Blu-ray)
10 Years (Blu-ray)
Dick Tracy (Blu-ray + DC)
Thunderstruck (BD + DVD)
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