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September 30, 2012 - Johnny Depp reteams with director Tim Burton once again for Dark Shadows, a comic adaptation of ABC's late-'60s Gothic soap opera. Depp plays Barnabas Collins, an 18th century man cursed to suffer eternity as a vampire.
Awakened and freed in 1972, he moves back into his family's Maine mansion and looks to restore some honor to its fishing business. Co-starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green, Helena Bonham Carter, Jackie Earle Haley, and Chloλ Grace Moretz, this domestic underperformer hits home video this week. Warner's Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet combo pack includes Maximum Movie Mode with behind-the-scenes focus points, deleted scenes, and a lenticular slipcover. Watch clips from the film as part of our full review.

Dark Shadows: Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet Review Magic City: The Complete First Season DVD Review

September 28, 2012 - Next Tuesday sees the release of "Magic City": The Complete First Season.
The Starz original drama series is set in a glamorous Miami hotel in the late 1950s and centered on its owner (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), his wife, family, and deadly business partner (Danny Huston). The 3-disc DVD includes eight episodes, along with recaps and a number of making-of featurettes. Read on...

Disney has announced a December 11th Blu-ray debut for the fondly remembered 1995 fat camp comedy Heavyweights. The live-action film, co-written and executive produced by Judd Apatow and starring Ben Stiller, will come to Blu-ray ($20 SRP) joined by a ton of bonus features: "The Making of Heavyweights", an audio commentary by Apatow, director Steven Brill, actors Allen Covert, Aaron Schwartz, Shaun Weiss, and Tom Hodges, and special guest Paul Feig, over 30 never-before-seen deleted and extended scenes, a video chat with Apatow and Kenan Thompson, Super 8 cast and crew footage, "Where Are They Now?", Apatow's bizarre set photos, and the original theatrical trailer. On the same day, the studio will also release the 1961 family musical Babes in Toyland and, in a Blu-ray + Digital Copy, Warren Beatty's Dick Tracy. Click here for cover art and preorder.

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The box set Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures puts all four of the blockbuster adventures onto Blu-ray Disc. Conceived by George Lucas and directed by Steven Spielberg, these beloved films star Harrison Ford as the globe-trotting, death-defying archaeologist. Stretching from 1981's Best Picture Oscar nominee Raiders of the Lost Ark to 2008's increasingly unloved Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, this 5-disc collection includes many hours of bonus features including two new documentaries comprised of production footage from the original film. Do not miss this review.

September 27, 2012 - We take a look at The Art and Making of Hotel Transylvania, a new hardcover book delving into the visuals of Sony Pictures Animation's latest computer-animated comedy. Genndy Tartakovsky, the "Dexter's Laboratory" and "Samurai Jack" creator who makes his feature directing debut, penned the foreword and signed 1,000 copies of this Titan Books publication, which is now available to own. Iconic characters including Dracula, Frankenstein, and The Invisible Man are dissected in concept art and filmmaker quotes. Full review.

An American Christmas Carol Blu-ray Review Katy Perry: Part of Me Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Review Portlandia: Season Two Blu-ray Review

Next month, An American Christmas Carol will become one of the first 1970s TV movies released to Blu-ray. This 1979 ABC movie relocates Charles Dickens' story to Depression era New England, with a heavily made-up Henry Winkler ("Happy Days") portraying a miserly financier shown the error of his ways by his deceased old partner and three ghosts resembling people in his life. Shout! Factory includes a brand new interview with Winkler. Humbug...

September 26, 2012 - An insert inside Cinderella's upcoming combo pack reveals that Aladdin has been bumped either from its spring 2013 Blu-ray release date or the Diamond Collection altogether. Peter Pan is now scheduled for a Blu-ray debut next spring, with The Little Mermaid confirmed to follow in the fall. Another booklet advertises the upcoming Blu-ray debuts of The Absent-Minded Professor & Son of Flubber: 2-Movie Collection, Pollyanna, Babes in Toyland, and Flubber (15th Anniversary Edition). No dates are given, but at least some of those are anticipated to be in stores by year's end.

September 25, 2012 - The documentary Katy Perry: Part of Me provides a mix of biography of the chart-topping pop star and footage of the performances from her California Dreams Tour. It employs home movies, interviews with family, friends, and colleagues, and unprecedented backstage access to Perry herself. After a middling summer theatrical run, the film is now in stores. Our review covers the Limited 3D Edition, a 3-disc set that offers the film in Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, downloadable digital copy, and UltraViolet. Extras include a couple of complete concert performances, more with Katy's grandmother, and assorted behind-the-scenes shorts. Click here for our full review.

September 24, 2012 - The Emmy-nominated IFC sketch comedy series "Portlandia" returns to home video with this week's Season Two release and we've got a review. "Saturday Night Live"'s Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein play assorted residents of Portland, Oregon, from cautious adventurers to feminist bookstore owners. This sophomore season includes guest appearances by Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg, Tim Robbins, Jeff Goldblum, Penny Marshall, Jack McBrayer, Greg Louganis, Eddie Vedder, and the cast and crew of "Battlestar Galactica." VSC's Blu-ray includes an extended director's cut of the season finale, four audio commentaries, a deleted sketch, a clip from the touring stage show, a behind-the-scenes special, and an excerpt from the series' upcoming Visitor's Guide book. Full review.

September 23, 2012 - Red Lights stars Sigourney Weaver and Inception's Cillian Murphy as cynical paranormal researchers who debunk fraudulent psychics. They set their sights on a popular personality (Robert De Niro) coming out of a thirty-year retirement. Written and directed by Buried's Rodrigo Cortιs, this thriller hits DVD and Blu-ray next month after a limited summer theatrical run. Millennium Entertainment's DVD includes cast and director interviews, a making-of featurette, behind-the-scenes clips, the trailer, and a digital copy. Read all about it.

Arachnophobia Blu-ray Review Once Upon a Time: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review

September 22, 2012 - After a three-week delay, Arachnophobia's Blu-ray hits stores on Tuesday and we've updated our review to cover Disney's reauthored new disc, which corrects the picture concerns of our initial review copy. Starring Jeff Daniels and John Goodman, this acclaimed Steven Spielberg-produced 1990 small-town spider thriller with a sense of humor is joined by a trailer and three making-of shorts. For comparative screencaps and how to distinguish the two pressings, check out our review.

September 21, 2012 - Today's new review covers the recent Blu-ray release of "Once Upon a Time": The Complete First Season. This popular ABC drama series is set in the small town of Storybrooke, Maine, where fairy tale characters live under a curse, their real identities a mystery to them. Boston's Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) moves there to be close to the 10-year-old son she gave up for adoption and dual chronologies ensue involving the Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin), Prince Charming (Josh Dallas), the Wicked Queen (Lana Parrilla), Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) and countless other characters. The 5-disc set serves up 22 episodes, five of them with optional commentaries, plus deleted scenes, bloopers, making-of featurettes, and a piece on fairy tale origins. Don't miss our full review.

September 18, 2012 - We take an early look at next month's Paramount catalog Blu-ray release with our review of Pet Sematary. This 1989 horror film became the biggest hit to date of author Stephen King, who adapted his own novel and makes a cameo here. A family of four moves to rural Maine, where a highly-trafficked road leaves many pets dead and buried in a spooky nearby animal cemetery that holds a great and powerful secret. Hitting stores on October 2nd, the movie is joined by all four of its DVD extras: three retrospective featurettes and an audio commentary by director Mary Lambert. Read more...

Our newest review covers next week's Blu-ray release of "Key and Peele": Season 1. Comedy Central's sketch show stars "MadTV" veterans Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. The eight uncensored episodes are joined by audio commentaries, outtakes, unseen sketches with President Obama and his anger translator Luther, an interview, an Easter egg, and more. Check out our full review.

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 The Pirates! Band of Misfits Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD 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

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

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 Royal Tenenbaums: The Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review Grosse Pointe Blank Blu-ray Review

Recent DVD and Blu-ray Reviews:
• Hocus Pocus (Blu-ray + DVD) - 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.
• Pocahontas & Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World: 2 Movie Collection Blu-ray + DVD - 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 a 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.
• Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure (Blu-ray + DVD) - Direct-to-video 2001 sequel 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.
• Chimpanzee (Blu-ray + DVD) - Tim Allen narrates Disneynature's up-close look at chimpanzee living and dynamics in the African rainforest. The combo pack includes making-of featurettes, a music video for the McClain Sisters' end credits theme "Rise", and promotional shorts.
• The Dictator (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) - Sacha Baron Cohen's latest movie 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.
• The Rescuers & The Rescuers Down Under: 2 Movie Collection (Blu-ray + DVDs) - 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. Disney's 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.
• Freelancers (Blu-ray) - Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson plays a rookie NYPD officer who gets questionable training from his superiors (played by Academy Award winners Robert De Niro and Forest Whitaker). This limited release gritty cop drama is joined by an audio commentary by 50 Cent and his director, deleted scenes, a making-of featurette, extended interviews, and a trailer.
• The Tigger Movie (Blu-ray + DVD) - The Hundred Acre Wood's first all-new feature 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.
• Jaws (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) - 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. Universal's 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.
• The Royal Tenenbaums (Criterion Collection Blu-ray) - Wes 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.

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Dark Shadows (BD + DVD)
Magic City: Season One
Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures (Blu-ray)
An American Christmas Carol
Katy Perry: Part of Me (3D)
Portlandia: Season Two (BD)
Red Lights
Arachnophobia (Blu-ray)
Once Upon a Time: S1 (BD)
Pet Sematary (Blu-ray)
Key & Peele: Season 1 (BD)
Ed Wood (Blu-ray)
The Game (Criterion Blu-ray)
For a Few Dollars More (BD)
Titanic (Blu-ray 3D + BD)
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Ghosts of the Abyss (3D)
The Loved Ones (Unrated)
Mad Monster Party (Combo)
On the 2nd Day of Christmas
The Halloween Tree
The Aristocats (BD + DVD)
Ebbie (DVD + CD)
Battleship (Blu-ray + DVD)
Lewis Black: In God... (BD)
Steve Martin: Television Stuff
Think Like a Man (BD)
Hocus Pocus (BD + DVD)
Ed Wood Blu-ray Review
Pocahontas (2 Movie Combo)
Lady and the Tramp II (BD)
Chimpanzee (BD + DVD)
The Dictator (BD + DVD)
The Rescuers (2MC Combo)
Freelancers (Blu-ray)
The Tigger Movie (BD + DVD)
Jaws (Blu-ray + DVD)
The Royal Tenenbaums (BD)
Lone Wolf McQuade (BD)
The Lorax (BD3D Combo)
Spaceballs (25th Anniv. BD)
Romy & Michele's Reunion
Evita (Blu-ray)
Adventures in Babysitting BD
Let It Shine
Clue (Blu-ray)
Smurfs and the Magic Flute
The Three Stooges (Combo)
Grosse Pointe Blank (BD)
The Rookies: Season 2
Dan Vs.: Season 1
The Faculty (Blu-ray)
Margaret (Blu-ray + DVD)
Friends with Kids (Blu-ray)
Newsies (Blu-ray)
Down by Law (Criterion BD)
Dirty Pretty Things (Blu-ray)
Casa De Mi Padre (Blu-ray)
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• John Carter: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Staff
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• 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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