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September 14, 2012 - Ed Wood comes to Blu-ray next week and we've got a review. In his second Tim Burton film, Johnny Depp portrays the notorious director of such 1950s B movies as Glen or Glenda, Bride of the Monster, and Plan 9 from Outer Space.
Wood befriends aging movie star Bela Lugosi (an Oscar-winning Martin Landau) and casts him alongside a wrestler, a psychic, a drag queen, and Vampira. Touchstone's Blu-ray retains nearly all of the film's numerous DVD extras including an audio commentary, deleted scenes, a making-of featurette, topical retrospectives, a music video, and the trailer. Read on.

The Game: The Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review

September 12, 2012 - On the fifteenth anniversary of its theatrical release, we cover the upcoming Criterion Collection Blu-ray of The Game. The third film directed by David Fincher (Seven, The Social Network), this thriller stars Michael Douglas as a wealthy San Francisco businessman whose unorthodox birthday present from his younger brother (Sean Penn) turns his life upside down. The disc restores the extras from Criterion's laserdisc, including an audio commentary, alternate ending, storyboards, behind-the-scenes footage, trailers, and a psychological test film. Players wanted.

September 11, 2012 - Today's new review looks at the Blu-ray release of For a Few Dollars More, the middle installment of Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood's esteemed 1960s spaghetti western trilogy. Here, The Man with No Name (Eastwood), also known as Manco, is a bounty hunter in post-Civil War New Mexico. He joins with an accomplished fellow member of his profession (The Good, The Bad and The Ugly's Lee Van Cleef) to take down ruthless outlaw El Indio (Gian Maria Volontι) and his gang. MGM's standalone Blu-ray includes audio commentary, an Eastwood interview, two making-of featurettes,
a crew member retrospective, alternate scenes, location comparisons revisiting the Spanish sites where it was filmed, twelve radio spots, and two trailers. Read on...

September 10, 2012 - Titanic hits Blu-ray today and we've got a thorough review of the four-disc limited edition Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy combo pack. Twelve years before Avatar, writer/director James Cameron made movie history with this most expensive and highest grossing film ever. The effects-driven epic romantic drama stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as passengers on the ill-fated maiden voyage of the lavish trans-Atlantic ocean liner who fall in love despite class differences and circumstances. The loaded collection serves up nearly a full day's worth of bonus material including three feature-length audio commentaries, an hour of fully-completed deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes shorts, galleries, trailers, and, new to this edition, an hour-long retrospective and a feature-length National Geographic documentary revisiting the ship's sinking. Never let go.

September 7, 2012 - Paramount has announced Catch Me If You Can as its December Blu-ray catalog release. The Academy Award-nominated Steven Spielberg caper starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks will hit high definition on December 4th, three weeks before the tenth anniversary of its Christmas Day theatrical release. Extras will include the featurette "Behind the Camera", the 5-part "The Casting of the Film", a scring featurette, 4-part "Frank Abagnale: Between Reality and Fiction", "The FBI Perspective", and three photo galleries. Click here for cover art and to preorder.

Aardman, the studio behind Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit, returns to stop-motion animation in The Pirates! Band of Misfits. Adapted from the first book in a popular series, this British clay comedy finds The Pirate Captain (voiced by Hugh Grant) aiming for the Pirate of the Year award by way of a scientific discovery competition with Charles Darwin and Queen Victoria. Following an acclaimed but slight spring theatrical run, the film is now available to own. Sony's three-disc combo pack presents the film in Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, and UltraViolet alongside a brand new 18-minute short film, an audio commentary, two of director Peter Lord's previous short films, two making-of featurettes, and two games. Set sail with our review!

September 5, 2012 - In his first theatrical directing credit after Titanic, James Cameron journeyed to the site of that ship's wreckage for Ghosts of the Abyss. Joined by scientists, historians, Russians, and Bill Paxton, Cameron gets us closer to the ocean floor remains than ever before with submersibles and remotely-operated vehicles. This 2003 Disney/Walden Media IMAX documentary makes its high definition debut next week in a 3-disc Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD combo pack that presents it in theatrical and extended cuts on Blu-ray and DVD. It is joined by a number of short making-of featurettes, but not one of its second disc DVD extras. Read all about it.

September 4, 2012 - Three years after its first exhibitions, the acclaimed Australian horror film The Loved Ones finally comes to DVD in North America next week. First-time feature writer/director Sean Byrne tells the story of a high school student (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse's Xavier Samuel) who is abducted and tortured by a shy classmate (Robin McLeavy) whose dance invitation he turned down. Paramount's unrated DVD includes 23 minutes of cast & crew interviews plus UltraViolet. Full review.

The Amazing Spider-Man Blu-ray, DVD, and Blu-ray 3D Press Release

Sony has scheduled a Friday, November 9th home video debut for their blockbuster reboot The Amazing Spider-Man. (500) Days of Summer director Marc Webb puts Andrew Garfield into the Spidey suit and Spidey back in high school, with Emma Stone as love interest Gwen Stacy. The film will be available in a single-disc DVD, a two-disc Blu-ray, a three-disc Blu-ray + DVD combo, a four-disc Blu-ray 3D combo pack, and the aformentioned 3D combo in a Limited Edition with figurines, all equipped with UltraViolet, audio commentary, deleted scenes, stunt rehearsals, and a production art gallery. See the press release for full details on all your ownership options.

Now through tomorrow, is currently selling a collector's set of the 1963 animated classic The Sword in the Stone for $34.95, half of the list price. The stylishly packaged former Disney Movie Club exclusive collection includes the film's 45th Anniversary Edition DVD, a mini story-book, three lithographs, a 3-D card, and a certificate of authenticity. If response to this offer is strong, the site will be offering more DVD deals soon. More...

Mad Monster Party Blu-ray + DVD Review The Halloween Tree DVD Review Arachnophobia Blu-ray Review

The theatrically-released Rankin/Bass feature film Mad Monster Party hits high definition today in a Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack. In this 1967 stop-motion musical comedy, Baron von Frankenstein (voiced by Boris Karloff) invites historic horror figures -- including Dracula, The Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde -- as well as his nerdy nephew to his island for a retirement party. Both discs hold three featurettes, two sing-along songs, and an original trailer. Read on...

September 2, 2012 - On the 2nd Day of Christmas celebrates its fifteenth anniversary this year by making its home video debut. Mark Ruffalo and Mary Stuart Masterson star in this 1997 Lifetime movie in which an aunt/niece pickpocket team (Masterson and Lauren Suzanne Pratt) winds up spending Christmas with a department store security guard (Ruffalo) in preparation for post-holiday charges. From the director of The Muppet Movie and the writer of He Said, She Said, this movie hits DVD from Echo Bridge on September 25th with a holiday CD and two weeks later on its own. Don't miss our full review.

September 1, 2012 - Today's new review covers the much-anticipated DVD debut of The Halloween Tree. Adapted by Ray Bradbury from his 1972 novel, this Emmy-winning 1993 Hanna-Barbera animated television movie tells the story of four friends who journey around the globe and through time in an effort to catch and help their dear friend. Leading them on this adventure to Ancient Egypt, the Dark Ages, Notre Dame, and Mexico is Moundshroud (voiced by Leonard Nimoy). The Warner Archive Collection released this fondly-remembered production on Tuesday and you can read all about the disc here.

August 31, 2012 - Scheduled to debut on Blu-ray next Tuesday, Arachnophobia has now been delayed until September 25th over quality concerns. This 1990 thrillomedy stars Jeff Daniels as a spider-fearing general practicioner who moves with his family to small-town California just in time for a deadly spider outbreak. This directorial debut of longtime producer Frank Marshall was executive produced by Steven Spielberg and co-stars John Goodman, Julian Sands, and Harley Jane Kozak. The Blu-ray adds two new making-of shorts to the DVD's existing one and trailer. Read our review now, but prepare for the Blu-ray parts to get updated soon.

Our coverage of last week's Disney animation Blu-ray bonanza concludes with a review of The Aristocats. Set in 1910 Paris, this 1970 film follows three kittens and their mother on an adventure after their owner's butler tries to drug them and leave them for dead. From the voice cast to songs to story, this bears resemblance to a number of the studio's other animated animal films. The Blu-ray uncovers a new deleted musical number brought to life by Richard Sherman and introduces an Auto-Tuned new Marie song. It adds those to the Special Edition DVD's extras including a Figaro cartoon, a "Disneyland" excerpt, another deleted song, and more. Check out clips from the movie and from the new extra as part of our review.

August 29, 2012 - The holiday television movie Ebbie put a 1990s spin on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, reimagining Scrooge as Elizabeth "Ebbie" Scrooge (Susan Lucci), a cold-hearted, all-business department store CEO. On the night before Christmas, she is visited by her old mentor Jake Marley (Jeffrey DeMunn) and three other ghosts, aiming to show her the error of her ways. "Home Improvement"'s Taran Noah Smith and The Santa Clause's Wendy Crewson are Tiny Tim and Roberta Cratchit, respectively. This Lifetime production makes its U.S. home video debut late next month with the title Miracle at Christmas: Ebbie's Story alongside a holiday music CD. Our review.

Battleship: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet Review Steve Martin: The Television Stuff DVD Review Think Like a Man Blu-ray Review

August 28, 2012 - Battleship is now available to own and we've got a review of Universal's Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet combo pack. Loosely adapted from the popular board game, this big budget action adventure film puts a young navy lieutenant (John Carter's Taylor Kitsch) in the middle of an alien invasion off the coast of Hawaii. From the writers of Red and the director of Hancock, featuring Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, and Liam Neeson, one of the summer's first and biggest flops is now joined by an "All Access" viewing mode, an alternate ending previsualization, a tour of the battleship U.S.S. Missouri, and assorted making-of featurettes. B-4 you write off the film, check out our review.

After premiering on EPIX earlier this year, Lewis Black: In God We Rust comes to Comedy Central on September 7th and then to DVD and Blu-ray the following Tuesday. Running 79 minutes in an extended director's cut, this stand-up special sets the irritable comic off on cell phones, apps, Facebook, Farmville, Valentine's Day, aging, and Wendover, Nevada. The Blu-ray includes behind-the-scenes photos, uninvited audience interaction, a walk-out, and promo shoot outtakes. Our full review.

August 26, 2012 - Shout! Factory's upcoming box set Steve Martin: The Television Stuff compiles hour-long specials and various appearances featuring the white-haired comic. The 3-disc collection includes Martin's Oscar-nominated 1977 short The Absent-Minded Waiter, his 1976 HBO "On Location" special, the Lorne Michaels-produced "Best Show Ever" featuring many "Saturday Night Live" veterans, specials comprised of commercial parodies and video shorts, and brief appearances ranging from award shows and late night talk shows to music videos and three "Saturday Night Live" sketches. It's all complemented by a sturdy booklet with essay and a brand new interview with the funnyman reflecting on all these times. Don't miss our full review.

August 24, 2012 - Think Like a Man adapts Steve Harvey's bestselling self-help book into a hit romantic comedy. From the screenwriters of Friends with Benefits and the director of Barbershop, this film explores the lives of four couples whose relationships are shaped by Harvey's book. The ensemble cast includes Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Romany Malco, Gabrielle Union, Michael Ealy, and Meagan Good. After an over $90 million-grossing spring theatrical run, the film hits stores Tuesday. Sony's Blu-ray includes deleted scenes, a gag reel, UltraViolet, and four exclusive streams. Check out our review.

Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 2 Blu-ray + DVD Hocus Pocus Blu-ray + DVD Review Pocahontas & Pocahontas II: 2 Movie Collection Blu-ray + DVD Review

Disney has scheduled a Pixar Short Films Collection, Volume 2 DVD ($29.99 SRP) and Blu-ray + DVD ($39.99 SRP) release to arrive alongside Brave on November 13th. The set will hold twelve of Pixar's more recent animated shorts, including the Oscar-nominated La Luna, Presto, Day & Night and the Toy Story Toons. Extras will include filmmaker commentaries and student short films of John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, and Pete Docter. Cover art and preorder here.

We take an early look at the long-awaited new release of Hocus Pocus. Disney's 1993 comic fantasy has remained popular over the years, regularly cracking top sellers charts each October. The film unleashes three dead 17th century witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy) against a group of kids (Omri Katz, Thora Birch, and Vinessa Shaw) and a cursed talking black cat (voiced by Jason Marsden) on Halloween night. Our review covers the Blu-ray + DVD combo pack, which hits stores September 4th.

August 22, 2012 - Our newest review covers this week's 2 Movie Collection Blu-ray + DVD release of Pocahontas & Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World. Released at the height of Disney's animation renaissance, the original film brings John Smith and the Virginia Company to Jamestown, where he secretly falls for the eponymous chief's daughter. The sequel takes Pocahontas to England alongside diplomat John Rolfe where she tries to fit in at a royal ball.
The 1 Blu-ray, 2 DVD set boasts outstanding picture and sound, but disappoints in other ways, including its reduction of "If I Never Knew You" to plain old deleted song. Watch a clip from each film as part of our full review.

Pixar will extend its streak of November home video debuts with the just-announced November 13th release of Brave on DVD, Blu-ray, and Blu-ray 3D. The studio's latest hit will be joined by two shorts (Oscar-nominated theatrical accompaniment La Luna and the all-new The Legend of Mor'du) plus director's commentary on DVD. A double-disc Blu-ray, available with a DVD or with Blu-ray 3D, DVD, and digital copy, will add much more, including extended scenes, making-of featurettes, an art gallery, and teasers. See the press release for cover art, preorders, and complete details.

August 21, 2012 - Check out our schedule's August 21st entry for more on today's many high-profile releases. Remember, when you buy DVDs, Blu-rays, or anything else at through one of our links, it provides much needed financial support to this site at no additional cost to you! More...

The least exciting of today's Disney Blu-ray debuts is our latest review subject. Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure picks up not long after Walt Disney's 1955 classic ended and focuses on the playful son of Lady and Tramp. Scamp looks to run with junkyard strays and falls for a girl from across the tracks. The Blu-ray adds a new Puppy Trivia Tracks feature to existing extras including audio commentary, making-of featurette, 3 Pluto cartoon shorts (now in HD), and sing-along songs. Watch a clip from the film and read our complete review.

August 20, 2012 - Chimpanzee, this year's entry to Disneynature's annual series of documentaries, arrives on disc tomorrow. Tim Allen narrates this up-close look at chimpanzee living and dynamics in the African rainforest. Available in both Blu-ray and DVD packaging, the Blu-ray + DVD includes making-of featurettes, a music video for the McClain Sisters' end credits theme "Rise", and promotional shorts. See an excerpt from the Blu-ray's extras as part our complete review.

Chimpanzee Blu-ray + DVD Review The Dictator Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Review The Rescuers & The Rescuers Down Under: 2 Movie Collection Blu-ray + DVD Review

August 19, 2012 - Sacha Baron Cohen's latest movie, The Dictator, arrives in a model established by his star-making hit Borat. In this fully-scripted comedy, the writer/producer/actor plays a Middle Eastern dictator who comes to America and is replaced by a double. Resigned to working in a Brooklyn co-op, he plots to reclaim his powerful position. After a middling run in theaters, Paramount releases this on Tuesday in a "Banned & Unrated" Blu-ray + DVD combo pack with two versions of the film, over a half-hour of deleted scenes, a Larry King interview, a music video, UltraViolet, and a digital copy. Full review.

August 17, 2012 - The 1977 animated adventure The Rescuers and its 1990 sequel The Rescuers Down Under finally get revisited in next week's 2 Movie Collection Blu-ray + DVD. Rescue Aid Society mice Bernard and Miss Bianca hop an albatross down to Devil's Bayou to help New York orphan Penny, a girl kidnapped by pawn shop owners to find the world's most expensive diamond. In the sequel, the mice head to Australia, where a boy named Cody has been abducted by a poacher determined to capture a rare golden eagle and its eggs. The 3-disc set unveils a new deleted musical number conceived for the original film while retaining the Silly Symphony Three Blind Mouseketeers, the Oscar-winning True-Life Adventure short Water Birds, a Down Under making-of featurette, and more. Find out what's missing and watch a clip from each film as part of our complete review.

Freelancers casts Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson as a rookie NYPD officer who gets questionable training from his superiors (played by Academy Award winners Robert De Niro and Forest Whitaker). After a one-week run in two coastal theaters, this gritty cop drama hits home video on Tuesday and we've got a Blu-ray review. Extras include an audio commentary by 50 Cent and his director, deleted scenes, a making-of featurette, extended interviews, and a trailer. Read on.

The Royal Tenenbaums: The Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review Jaws: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet Review

August 16, 2012 - Our coverage of next week's Disney animation Blu-ray combo pack bonanza begins with a look at The Tigger Movie. The Hundred Acre Wood's first all-new feature film released to theaters, this 2000 film has Tigger searching for his family. It hits high definition with an unexpected short retrospective, ten "Mini Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" shorts adapted from this film and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, a new Disney Intermission feature, a sing-along, and Kenny Loggins' "Your Heart Will Lead You Home" music video. Find out which of those the DVD drops and what extras from previous editions are lost as part of our detailed review.

August 15, 2012 - Paramount has announced Sunset Boulevard as its November Blu-ray catalog debut. Billy Wilder's sacred 1950 drama that brings together a struggling young screenwriter (William Holden) with a fading silent movie star (Gloria Swanson) will hit high definition on November 6th with a never-before-released deleted scene and the many bonus features of the movie's two-disc Centennial Collection DVD including an audio commentary by Wilder expert Ed Sikov, featurettes on the leads, and much more. See the press release for cover art and full details.

We take a good look at this week's much-anticipated Blu-ray debut of Jaws. Steven Spielberg's second theatrical credit, this 1975 thriller essentially introduced the summer blockbuster with its record-setting box office numbers. A series of shark attacks puts Amity Island on edge at the height of the vacation season. The town's police chief (Roy Scheider), a mainland oceanographer (Richard Dreyfuss), and a salty shark hunter (Robert Shaw) join forces to find and kill the Great White predator. Now available, Universal's Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy combo pack includes the full two-hour cut of the laserdisc "The Making of Jaws", all-new feature retrospective "The Shark Is Still Working", deleted scenes, outtakes, a featurette on the stunning new restoration, art slideshows, an original trailer, BD-Live, and UltraViolet. Read our full review.

August 14, 2012 - The Criterion Collection brings us one step closer to having Wes Anderson's complete filmography available on Blu-ray with today's release of The Royal Tenenbaums. Released in 2001, Anderson's third film centers on a well-to-do New York family whose childhood prodigies have grown into melancholy adults (Ben Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Luke Wilson). Their long-estranged father (Gene Hackman) shows up with just weeks to live looking to make amends with their mother (Anjelica Huston) and them. This Blu-ray extends Charlie Rose parody "The Peter Bradley Show" and retains the extras from the two-disc DVD including a making-of documentary, an Anderson audio commentary, cast interviews, a photo and art gallery, deleted scenes, trailers, and Easter eggs. Complete review.

August 12, 2012 - Our newest review covers Lone Wolf McQuade, one of the best regarded of Chuck Norris' 1980s action movies. Echoing his later signature TV role, Norris plays a Texas Ranger who does things his own way. His life becomes entwined with international gun smugglers (led by David Carradine), who injure his daughter and kidnap his love interest (Barbara Carrera). Now available, MGM's Blu-ray includes the film's original theatrical trailer. Read on.

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax: Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet Review Spaceballs: The 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Review

Grosse Pointe Blank Blu-ray Review The Three Stooges: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Review

July 27, 2012 - We've updated our DVD & Blu-ray Release Schedule for a thorough look at what has been announced for the busy next three months of the year. Get dates and details for last season's television, this summer's movies, and a large and growing list of classic titles revisited in time for the holiday season rush. Check them out: August, September, October & Beyond.

Recent DVD and Blu-ray Reviews:
• The Lorax - In Illumination Entertainment's computer-animated adaptation of a classic Dr. Seuss book, the mustachioed orange creature who speaks for the trees (voiced by Danny DeVito) meets a savvy young inventor (Ed Helms) in a story being retold to a young modern-day Thneedville teenager (Zac Efron) who's never seen a real tree. This blockbuster musical adventure from the creative team behind Despicable Me. The 3-disc set presents the film on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, and DVD, with extras that include three new mini-movies plus making-of short, a deleted scene, a sing-along, a making-of featurette, three games, an expedition section, and digital copy and UltraViolet downloads. Don't miss the full review.
• Spaceballs (The 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray) - In Mel Brooks' parody of the original Star Wars trilogy, Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis) and President Skroob (Brooks) plan to steal the air off neighboring planet Druidia. It's up to hero-for-hire Captain Lone Starr (Bill Pullman), Princess Vespa (Daphne Zuniga), half-man, half-dog Barf (John Candy), and the droid Dot Matrix (voiced by Joan Rivers) to save the universe. This new edition adds a new HD interview with Brooks to the many existing extras, including a half-hour retrospective documentary, an audio commentary, original trailers, galleries, a conversation between Brooks and co-writer Thomas Meehan, goofs, gags, and a John Candy tribute.
• Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (15th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray) - Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow play best friends who pose as the inventors of Post-It Notes for their ten-year high school reunion in their hometown. Light new disc hangs onto the original trailer and a making-of featurette.
• Evita (15th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray) - An Oscar winner for original song and Golden Globe winner for Best Picture (Comedy or Musical), this 1996 adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's esteemed stage musical stars Madonna as Eva Perσn, first lady of Argentina. Antonio Banderas and Jonathan Pryce co-star. The disc adds three bonus features from the Criterion laserdisc that were missing from Disney's barebones, non-anamorphic DVD.
• Adventures in Babysitting (25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray) - The directorial debut of Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Mrs. Doubtfire), this 1987 Touchstone Pictures comedy follows a teenaged babysitter (Elisabeth Shue) and the three kids she's watching into downtown Chicago, where they run afoul of car thieves, street gangs, and others.
• Let It Shine - A modern-day reworking of Cyrano de Bergerac, this 2012 Disney Channel Original Movie centers on Cyrus DeBarge ("Everybody Hates Chris"' Tyler James Williams), the teenaged son of an Atlanta pastor (Courtney B. Vance) who detests rap music. Cyrus wins a competition, but credit goes to his best friend Kris (Trevor Jackson), who maintains a lip-synching charade alongside their accomplished childhood classmate Roxie (Coco Jones). Let It Shine is presented in an extended edition both on DVD and in digital copies.
• Clue (Blu-ray) - This 1985 coomedy adapts the best-selling board game. Strangers assemble for a dinner party in 1954 New England that soon turns into a murder mystery. Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Martin Mull, Lesley Ann Warren, Michael McKean, Madeline Kahn, and Eileen Brennan head an ensemble cast in this feature debut of writer/director Jonathan Lynn. Paramount's Blu-ray lets you watch the film with one of its three theatrically-released endings selected at random or with the VHS/television version that plays all three in succession.
• The Smurfs and the Magic Flute - This 1976 Belgian animated film came to American theaters in 1983 on the success of Hanna-Barbera's hit NBC TV series. Centering less on the Smurfs and more on Peyo's earlier heroes Johan and Peewit (called John and William in this English dub), this adventure takes them to the land of Smurfs to make a new enchanted six-hole flute after their found one is stolen. Shout! Factory's long overdue DVD includes a Smurfs glossary, an image gallery, and write-ups on the film, its characters, and Smurf life.
• The Three Stooges (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) - Dumb and Dumber writer/directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly try to introduce modern moviegoers to the classic slapstick comedy trio. Dummies Moe (Chris Diamantopoulos), Larry (Sean Hayes), and Curly (Will Sasso) put their heads together to try and save the Catholic orphanage they call home. Instead, they get mixed up in a murder plot involving an old childhood friend. Now available, Fox's two-disc combo pack includes deleted scenes, a brief Stooges history, making-of featurettes, a mash-up montage, an original screen test, and the trailer.
• Grosse Pointe Blank (15th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray) - 1997 comedy stars John Cusack as a professional contract killer who reluctantly returns to his hometown to attend his 10-year high school reunion. Co-starring Minnie Driver, Dan Aykroyd, Alan Arkin, Joan Cusack, and Jeremy Piven.
• "The Rookies": The Complte Second Season - Shout! Factory brings this 1970s cop drama back to DVD. This Aaron Spelling production follows three novice California police officers (and the nurse wife, played by Kate Jackson, of one of them) around on a variety of close and exciting cases. Season 2 guest stars include John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Don Johnson, and Jim Nabors.

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• John Carter: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Staff
• Tangled producer Glen Keane
• Tangled directors Nathan Greno & Byron Howard
• Donnie Dunagan, voice of Disney's Bambi
• Patrick Fabian, star of The Last Exorcism
• Joey King, Ramona and Beezus star
• Michael Arndt, Toy Story 3 screenwriter
• Princess and the Frog directors Ron Clements & John Musker
• Phyllis Diller, comedienne and A Bug's Life voice
• John Ratzenberger, Pixar voice actor
• An Interview with Leonard Maltin, Disney Treasures
• Taylor Lautner, Sharkboy and Twilight's Jacob Black
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