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November 30, 2013 - The direct-to-video animated movie Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United pits two of Marvel's Avengers against the electrical force Zzzax.
In stores Tuesday, the Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy combo pack includes Marvel "Inter-Missions" putting a new twist on vintage Marvel cartoons, additional Marvel Mash-Ups, a conversation between Marvel CCO Joe Quesada and editor Ryan Penagos, a digital comic, and a chance to get a free Minimate Iron Man figure for just shipping costs. Watch a clip from the film as part of our full review.

November 28, 2013 - Our Thanksgiving Day review covers Universal's recent combo pack release of the acclaimed action comedy The World's End. Writer-director Edgar Wright reunites with his Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz collaborators Simon Pegg and Nick Frost to complete their Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy. This one seems a troubled stunted man (Pegg) reuniting his high school friends (Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine and Eddie Marsan) to recreate their epic 1990 pub crawl, only to find their hometown has changed. One of the most loaded discs of the year, the Blu-ray includes three audio commentaries, a 48-minute making-of documentary, outtakes, a deleted scenes, alternate lines, trailers, TV spots, image galleries, rehearsal footage, VFX breakdown, stunt tapes and more. Don't miss our thorough review.

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November 27, 2013 - In theaters today, Disney's 53rd animated feature Frozen loosely fashions Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale The Snow Queen into a Broadway-style musical adventure.
After a childhood accident, Anna grows up not knowing her older sister Elsa has powers. From a director of Tarzan and Surf's Up, a writer of Wreck-It Ralph, and a creator of Avenue Q and Book of Mormon, the film features the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, and Jonathan Groff. The feature is preceded by Get a Horse!, an Oscar-shortlisted new Mickey Mouse animated short that's partly in the style of his earliest cartoons. Read our review.

Our newest theatrical review covers Nebraska. Expanding today to over 100 theaters, this highly acclaimed comedy-drama directed by Alexander Payne (Sideways, The Descendants) tells the story of a middle-aged Montana man (Will Forte) taking his aging father (Bruce Dern) on a road trip to Lincoln, Nebraska to collect a million dollars he believes he's won. Co-starring June Squibb, Bob Odenkirk, and Stacy Keach, this black and white indie is sure to compete in this year's Academy Awards. Our review.

November 26, 2013 - Two short documentaries about NASA's mid-2000s efforts to photograph our solar system share a hybrid Blu-ray 3D/2D disc in next week's Galactic Adventures Double Feature. Narrated by Al Roker, 3D Sun covers the launch of twin STEREO spacecraft to capture our closest star in 3D. Mars 3D looks at the sending of the remote-operated rovers Spirit and Opportunity to Mars. Image Entertainment's disc adds nine trailers to the feature presentation. Complete review.

Home Alone: The Holiday Heist DVD Review Planes: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Review

November 25, 2013 - Home Alone: The Holiday Heist is the fifth entry to the family comedy franchise that began with the John Hughes-penned, Christopher Columbus-directed 1990 Macaualay Culkin blockbuster. This one finds a California family, the Baxters, moving to Maine, where a Christmas party and inclement weather keeps them from their 10-year-old son, who's got to defend the place from thieves (Malcolm McDowell, Debi Mazar, and Eddie Steeples) determined to find a priceless Edvard Munch painting hidden there. A year after its ABC Family premiere, the movie is now on DVD. Our review.

November 24, 2013 - Our newest review covers Planes, DisneyToon Studios' spin-off to Pixar's Cars universe. Launching this computer-animated theatrical series, this one follows a crop duster into the world of international racing, where he tries to combat a fear of heights. Now available, Disney's Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy combo pack includes deleted scenes including a fully-finished song, a making-of featurette, character introductions, and a countdown of the top 10 human flyers. Don't miss our review.

Getaway Blu-ray + UltraViolet Review

November 22, 2013 - The action thriller Getaway stars Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez as a couple of American strangers in Bulgaria who are commanded to drive a car under surveillance and elude authorities in an effort for Hawke to reunite with his abducted wife. In stores Tuesday, the PG-13 film is joined by five making-of shorts and UltraViolet. Watch a clip as part of our complete review.

Though not one of the year's biggest films by acclaim or ticket sales, Michael Bay's Pain & Gain has distinguished itself by quickly getting a new Special Collector's Edition Blu-ray + Digital HD. Available December 3rd, the single-disc release adds eight featurettes (or, if you prefer, one 58-minute documentary) on the making of this film. Based on a true story, this dark action crime comedy stars Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, and Anthony Mackie as three 1990s Miami bodybuilders who get in over their heads with an extortion plot. Find out what's new in our review.

Pain & Gain: Special Collector's Edition Blu-ray + Digital HD UltraViolet Review Frances Ha: The Criterion Collection Blu-ray & DVD Review

November 21, 2013 - Today's new review covers this week's Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy combo pack of Paranoia. Based on the bestselling novel, this PG-13 thriller stars The Hunger Games' Liam Hemsworth as a New York mobile phone engineer forced to perform corporate espionage against a rival telecommunications company. Co-starring Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, and Amber Heard, this box office flop is joined by deleted scenes, three featurettes, and a trailer. Review.

November 20, 2013 - The acclaimed indie film Frances Ha ushers in a new age for The Criterion Collection, as the revered line moves to Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD Editions. Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale, Greenberg) directs and co-writes this black and white comedy about a young woman (co-writer Greta Gerwig) struggling to make it in New York City. One of 2013's best-reviewed films, this is joined by conversations with Baumbach and Peter Bogdanovich, Gerwig and Sarah Polley, and Baumbach and visual collaborators in addition to a trailer and an essay booklet. For more on this two-disc combo pack, see our thorough review.

We're the Millers: Extended Cut Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet Review Fruitvale Station: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet cover art -- click for larger view Magic City: The Complete Second Season Blu-ray Review

November 19, 2013 - The hit comedy We're the Millers stars Jason Sudeikis as a drug dealer who poses with neighbors (Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Will Poulter) as a vacationing family to make an across-the-border smuggling easier. It's now available in a Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet combo pack that presents the film in theatrical and extended cuts along with deleted and extended scenes,
outtakes, and a number of making-of featurettes. Watch a clip from the film as part of our complete review.

The Weinstein Company and Anchor Bay Entertainment have announced that the acclaimed independent drama Fruitvale Station will come to DVD and Blu-ray combo pack on January 14th, two days after the Golden Globes ceremony it has a shot of competing in. Extras will include a cast & filmmakers Q & A and "Fruitvale Station: The Story of Oscar Grant." For a look at cover art, click here.

Take a look at "Magic City": The Complete Second Season, the end of Starz's acclaimed 1950s-set drama. These final eight episodes look further at the complications surrounding Ike Evans' (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) glamorous Miami motel, his family (Olga Kurylenko, Steven Strait, Christian Cooke), and his business associates (Danny Huston and a recurring James Caan). Now available, Anchor Bay's Blu-ray includes a bonus disc with five making-of featurettes. Our review.

November 18, 2013 - Our newest review looks at the recent North American Blu-ray debut of Oliver!. Adapted from Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist and a popular stage show, this 1968 musical won six Academy Awards including Best Picture. It tells the story of a Victorian Era orphan (Mark Lester) who joins a gang of London pickpockets. This Columbia Pictures film hits high definition from Twilight Time in a disc limited to just 3,000 copies. Extras include interviews with Mark Lester and Ron Moody (who landed an Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of ringleader Fagin), a vintage behind-the-scenes featurette, sing-alongs, dance-alongs, dance instructions, the original trailer, an isolated score, and an essay booklet. Want some more? Read our complete review.

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 Girl Most Likely: Blu-ray + Digital HD UltraViolet 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.

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.

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

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.

Grown Ups 2: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet 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 Mad Men: Season 6 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

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 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

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.

I Married a Witch: Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review Only God Forgives Blu-ray Review Robot Chicken: Season 6 Blu-ray 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:
• Coming Home for Christmas - Carly and Britt McKillip play 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 with a making-of featurette, a trailer, a vudu digital copy, and a Norman Rockwell reprint.
• The Uninvited (The Criterion Collection Blu-ray) - This 1944 ghost story stars 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.
• Embrace of the Vampire (1995) (Blu-ray) - Alyssa Milano ("Charmed", "Who's the Boss?") is a virginal college freshman who is targeted by a desperate, lonely vampire (Martin Kemp) in the days leading up to her 18th birthday.
• Embrace of the Vampire (2013) (Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack) - In this brand new remake, socially awkward orphan Charlotte (Sharon Hinnendael) encounters the supernatural while attending college on a fencing scholarship.
• I Married a Witch (The Criterion Collection Blu-ray) - 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.
• Only God Forgives (Blu-ray) - Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn reunites with Ryan Gosling in this drama about 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.
• Before Midnight (Blu-ray) - The third installment in the Richard Linklater-directed series of conversational European romance films 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 with an audio commentary, a Q & A session, a making-of featurette, its trailer, and UltraViolet.
• The Conjuring (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet) - 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 combo pack includes interviews with the real Lorraine Warren, the real Perron family, and filmmakers including heralded director James Wan (Insidious).
• "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.
• Pacific Rim (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet) - Guillermo del Toro's big-budgeted sci-fi action spectacular is 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.

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Latest Reviews (rated):
Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United
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3D Sun & Mars 3D Blu-ray
Home Alone: Holiday Heist
Planes (Blu-ray + DVD)
Getaway (Blu-ray)
Pain & Gain (SCE Blu-ray)
Paranoia (Combo Pack)
Frances Ha Criterion Combo
We're the Millers (Combo)
Magic City: Season 2 (BD)
Oliver! (Blu-ray)
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)
A Very Merry Pooh Year BD
Paradise (Blu-ray)
Grown Ups 2 (BD + DVD)
Ambushed (Blu-ray + DVD)
Best Years of Our Lives BD
Cinerama Holiday (Combo)
My Name Is Nobody (BD)
Mad Men: Season 6 (BD)
As I Lay Dying
Mickey's Christmas Carol BD
Cars (Blu-ray 3D Combo)
Clear History (BD + DC)
Oliver! Blu-ray Review
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)
Only God Forgives (BD)
Before Midnight (Blu-ray)
The Conjuring (BD + DVD)
The Fall: Series 1
Pacific Rim (BD + DVD)
Fantastic Voyage (Blu-ray)
After Earth (BD + DVD)
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (Blu-ray)
The Croods (BD + DVD)
The Hangover Part III Combo
Phineas and Ferb:...Marvel
Robot Chicken Season 6 BD
Stuck in Love (BD + DVD)
The Big Parade (Blu-ray)
This Is the End (BD + DVD)
The Neighbors: Season 1
The Little Mermaid (Combo)
House of Wax (BD 3D/2D)
From Here to Eternity (BD)
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