The former star of 'The X-Files' -- and the current leading man of the hit cable series 'Californication' -- talks about his new film, 'Goats,' in which he plays a stoner philosopher who doesn't mind showing his bare behind.
For a split second, David Duchovny -- the actor who once played FBI Agent Fox "Spooky" Mulder in the iconic television series The X-Files -- looks rather perplexed. You see, in his latest film, Goats, Duchovny portrays a rather eccentric, dope-loving dude named the Goat Man. And, since he still plays the oversexed, substance-using character "Hank" in the hit cable series Californication, this journalist feels compelled to confront the 52-year-old actor -- in a dead serious tone -- with the rather unorthodox inquiry, "Do you ever play characters that don't get stoned?" Temporarily thrown off by the question, Duchovny raises a single eyebrow, pauses for a moment, and adopts a facial expression that makes it obvious he is desperately trying to find a relatively plausible answer to my offbeat query.
"Yeah, I don’t think I got stoned before I did The X-Files, and I don’t think I ever even took a drink," he says slowly and cautiously. "Hmmm, I don't know how to answer that, I'd have to think about it..." Actually hating to see the always affable and charming actor squirm in the proverbial press hot seat, I finally confess to Duchovny that my question wasn't meant to be a serious one. Appearing genuinely relieved by my revelation, he bursts out laughing. "Thank God, you weren't expecting a real answer, because you had me stumped," he admits. "I’m sorry, but those are the kinds of nincompoop questions I always get. The crazy thing is that I have to take them seriously when I get them or the reporters get insulted. I just thought you were stoned while asking the question."
Funny, open and thoughtful, you can ask the star of such films as Things We Lost In The Fire, The Joneses, Evolution, the pair of The X-Files feature films, Trust The Man and Full Frontal just about anything in an interview and it's rare you'll ever receive a hostile "no comment" in return. "I know there are a lot of other actors and actresses who hate doing press and act like real jerks when they do interviews," Duchovny explains. "I've been doing this for a long time, and all I have to say to them is, 'If you don't want to answer questions, then don't do interviews.' It's part of the business we're in. Doing press is a necessary evil, but I don't mind it. What do I have to hide?"
David Duchovny as Hank in the series 'Californication'
Since Duchovny is being so forthcoming, it's seems like an ideal time to ask him about his semi-nude scene in Goats. "Now, I was ready for that question," he says with a grin. "My approach to any kind of nudity is – 'Is it right? Does it make sense in this story?' In Goats, it’s the opening of the film and it’s a funny line. He says, 'Naked men shouldn’t squat.' And it encapsulates, very quickly, his relationship, his intelligence, his humor and lack of taking offense -- it’s kind of a perfect little start to the film. So that’s what I look at. I don’t look at whether my ass is showing. I don’t care. I asked myself, 'Does it make sense?' And it made sense, so I did it."
Although he's already hit the Big 5-0, an unintended side effect of his success on Californication is that a whole new generation of fans consider Duchovny a sex symbol, and they enjoy the kind of butt-bearing he displays in Goats. "Enjoy it? I think my fans, of all ages, are finding my butt less and less desirable to look at as I grow older and older -- I mean, pretty soon, I’ll need to start to talking to the horror movie people if I show it again," he jokingly replies. "And, since we are still on the subject of my ass, in Goats, what was really important to me was the tan of this guy, because he is a gardener. He is always working outside, so I knew that I would be naked at one point and I just thought, 'Well this guy would be really tanned but he wouldn’t be tanned all over like they are in the movies.' Somehow, people are always naked sunbathing in movies. They have a complete all-body tan, and I don’t know how that is realistic. So when I went to the tanning bed, I made sure I would wear shorts and socks so that my feet would be totally white, my legs would be really tanned and my ass would be totally white. For me, it was a great kind of a fun character choice to actually sit on a tanning bed which I had never done before."
Director Christopher Neil on the set of 'Goats'
Directed by Christopher Neil, Goats (now available on Blu-ray & DVD) tells the story of 15-year-old Ellis (Graham Phillips, The Good Wife), a teenager who happens to be the most adult member of his eccentric family. His mom (Vera Farmiga, Up In The Air) is a New Age hippie that spends all of her time working on self-help rituals with her hustler boyfriend (Justin Kirk, Weeds). His dad (Ty Burrell, Modern Family) left home years ago and is more focused on his new wife (Keri Russell, Felicity) and family. And then there's Goat Man (Duchovny), the goat-herding sage who has lived in their pool house since Ellis was a child. Ellis is the only one that keeps his crazy family functioning, so when he decides to go away to an East Coast prep school, it's the rest of the family that gets an education on what it means to grow up.
Deciding to make a movie during his last Californication hiatus -- between seasons -- Duchovny says he was immediately drawn to the character of the Goat Man after reading the script by Mark Jude Poirier. "The character was interesting in that it was very different, but it had nothing to do with the drug intake," the New York City-born actor declares. "It was just kind of the pace of the guy, the kind of poet philosopher stoner, but working in a stereotypical character -- that we’ve seen that guy -- but I wanted to make him a little different. Not Cheech and Chong, but actually the philosophical center of one of them of the movie. That was the challenge for me."
David Duchovny (Goat Man) and Graham Phillips (Ellis) on the run in 'Goats'
The father of two children with his wife, actress Tia Leoni (the pair reportedly separated last year), Duchovny reveals that -- at its core -- Goats is simply a movie about family. Of course, it's a complex movie about familial dynamics, and Duchovny admits the subject matter makes it a hard sell when it comes to convincing movie-goers, and subsequent Blu-ray/DVD buyers, to invest their time (and hard-earned money) on the motion picture. "Trying to get people to see it has been the hardest part about doing this movie," confesses Duchovny, who recently finished filming on the upcoming movie Phantom. "You can’t really distill it into people -- you can’t say, 'It's like Batman,' and they go, 'Oh, I get it. I know what that movie is about.' Personally, when I go into the movie theatre, I just want to care about something. And that’s what is fun about seeing a movie for me. It’s not so much about the explosions, but it’s about caring about the character and going on the journey as cliché as that sounds. This is a movie without an explosion and with characters that you haven’t seen before. They are in a vein that you’ve seen before, like the stoner guys are a type that I’m playing. But it doesn’t really give you any easy answers. It’s got a bunch of laughs, and I was sitting next to my co-star who was crying, so apparently it can make you cry."
Meeting with members of the press in New York City, last month (August), just before the limited theatrical run of Goats, Duchovny held court in his luxurious Manhattan hotel suite to discuss the film, his relationship with real live goats, the upcoming season of Californication and parenthood.
David Duchovny with a furry friend in the film 'Goats'
DAVID DUCHOVNY ON GOATS:Okay, let's talk about the important stuff first. Can you talk about your relationship with goats?
(Laughs) "My relationship with the actual animal? I’m an animal lover, I would say, although I’m also from New York City, I’m not a nature boy."
Did any of the goats bite you while you were filming?
"They’re not friendly, but they’re not unfriendly. They were very neutral with humans. They are perfectly willing to hang out with you, but it’s not like a dog. You don’t get the feeling that they’re enjoying it. They don’t have anything better to do. And the baby goat was pretty sweet. That was a sweet little creature."
Did you think about keeping any of them?
"Yeah. Whenever I shoot with an animal, I want to keep it. Or whenever I work on location, I want to move there. Then you stop and you forget, and you’re like, 'Ohh. Maybe I don’t really want to live there?'"
David Duchovny, goats and Graham Phillips in 'Goats'
Goats was only shot in eight weeks. Was it a fast-paced environment?
"It wasn’t that fast. For a movie of that budget, it was actually quite leisurely. I would think a movie like that would have to be shoot in five weeks, not eight or nine."
Was it a comfortable environment?
"I like a quick pace. I find it makes you worry about the stuff a little less. If you have more time, I tend to over think things. And I think I’m better when I’m not thinking!" (laughs)
Is a fast pace the appeal of doing television?
"No. There’s no appeal with television or film, the appeal is the character or the story or whatever it is you’re doing. I don’t distinguish the acting in either medium, for me they are exactly the same, so it just comes down to the work as an actor. Personally, just temperamentally, I’m suited to working quickly, I like that. I’m not temperamentally suited to spending three days shooting one scene. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing, but I tend to go crazy."
You have a scene in Goats where Ellis (Graham Phillip) rides piggyback on the Goat Man. Was that a hard scene to shoot?
"Naw, because he’s not that big. The hard part was carrying him and holding onto the goats at the same time. The goats were actually pretty strong. I liked carrying Graham."
Ellis (Phillips) takes a piggyback ride on the Goat Man (Duchovny) in 'Goats'
How would you describe the type of parenting that Goat Man gives to Ellis?
"Parenting is a lot of different things. The kind of parenting the Goat Man does is not the nuts and bolts of it. He’s not writing the checks, he’s not making the money, and he’s not driving him to school. But he is imparting some kind of philosophy to the kid and trying to give him the best of what he thinks he has -- what Goat Man has learned. So it’s unconventional for sure. It’s not the prevalent cultural norm, but he is a father to the guy. I think he takes that seriously."
In real life, what kind of dad are you?
"I don’t grow pot. I do the best I can." (laughs)
Are you strict?
"No, I’m pretty lenient. I’m not endlessly patient, either. I can reach my breaking point. I’m fairly lenient, I think. You just love them the best you can. We like each other."
In another scene from Goats, without giving too much away, there's a big hassle between the mother’s boyfriend (Justin Kirk) and Goat Man. It is so serious, Goat Man goes to Mexico and gets himself cleaned up. Can you talk a bit about it?
"He referenced a line which got cut out which was in the film where in the scene where he’s found out that I got involved with the girl, he’s just disappointed in me. He says that Frank is going to have a baby, 'Should I tell Wendy?' The Goat Man says, 'Never withhold and volunteer information.' I wish it was still in the movie as it shows the Goat Man is a kind of philosopher in that way. So I think if that’s your philosophy, I think if she would have asked him, did you see something? He would tell the truth. I really like that about like him. Even though he hates this guy and he thinks he’s bad for Wendy, he’s not going to go tattle. He’s not part of who he is. It’s not his code and I kind of like that code."
Duchovny plays Hank in 'Californication'
Okay, the last time we saw you on Californication, you’re laying on the couch, so you’re dying, maybe…
Obviously, there’s another season on the books, so someone is going to rescue you. Can you talk about what the first five minutes of the new season of Californication might look like?
"They are in Hank’s head as he’s unconscious. They have to do with his life previous to that, what’s important to him. It actually begins with him meeting Karen. You see them meet. I actually got to direct it in New York. I was faced with the fact that I was trying to shoot a scene that happened eighteen years previous."
How did you make yourself look younger?
"We didn’t even try. We just decided, 'Hey it’s a dream. What do you do?' Sure on a (director) David Fincher movie you can figure out a way to spend the money to make that look decent, but we didn’t have the means at our disposal. We just made the decision to not even try anything, let’s just make it the same."
David Duchovny plays Goat Man in the film 'Goats'
You have a great sense of humor. What jokes were made on the Goats set?
"Graham and I were laughing quite a bit. We would have a good time. I can’t remember specifically a moment. Glow Kids. We laughed a lot about Glow Kids. I was taken by the word. We got obsessed with the word."
What have you laughed about recently?
"Yesterday, I watched the movie and I laughed. I have seen Goats twice and last night -- it’s almost like seeing a play. You watch it at different times and it’s the same performance but for some reason, it strikes you differently. So, last night, I thought Justin Kirk was really funny. I thought he was on fire!"
Goats Blu-ray & DVD Bonus Features: "Moments: The Making of Goats"; "The Mailman's Lement"; Home Movies; Deleted Scenes and Trailers. ON THE NET: Watch the cast and crew of Goats talk about the movie @ www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC0WBCbFcvU * Join the Goats Facebook Page @ http://goo.gl/CLCMs * Head to the Official Site of the Showtime hit TV show, Californication and see video recaps, photos extras, get episode schedules and more @ www.sho.com/sho/californication/homeALSO AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY AND/OR DVD:
Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection
The Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection is a limited edition set containing over 37 hours of special features, including all previously released special features for all eight Harry Potter films -- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 & Part 2. Also included are nearly five hours of exciting, never-before-seen bonus features that offer fans an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the Harry Potter franchise. Exclusive to the collection, eight pieces of movie memorabilia, designed exclusively for the Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection by the graphic designers from the films, give fans a unique chance to bring the artistic details of the world of Harry Potter into their own home. High-quality concept art prints and a colorful fabric map of Hogwarts and the areas surrounding it are perfect for framing. The hard-bound “Harry Potter Catalogue of Artefacts” and the artistic “Label Collection” offer fans a broad look at the intricate details of each film prop. Also included are a blueprint poster of Hogwarts castle, sketch prints from the production designer, a Horcrux locket prop replica and a certificate of authenticity. In addition to the theatrical release of all eight films, the collection also includes the extended versions of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets; and the 3D versions of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows –- Parts 1 and 2. Beautifully packaged in a stunning gift box measuring 12-3/4” x 10-9/16” x 11-1/4” and weighing 19 lbs the Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection is the largest Blu-ray, DVD & Ultraviolet collection ever released.
Bonus Features: Collection includes all previously released Special Features; Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection Bonus Disc; All New! “The Harry Potters You Never Met” - Meet the stunt doubles for Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as they demonstrate how they balanced major stunt work with seamlessly mimicking the actors they represented and share their favorite moments. All New Features: “Designing the World of Harry Potter” - Explore how production designer Stuart Craig and his creative team brought J.K. Rowling's imagination to life on the screen, “When Harry Left Hogwarts” (Extended Version) - Hear candid and emotional stories about the final days on set in this extended behind-the-scenes look. All New! “50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments” (Definitive Version) - Take a look back with cast members who share their on and off-screen memories, “Secrets Revealed! Quidditch” – At last, the secrets behind the special effects required for the breathtaking Quidditch scenes are revealed and “Secrets Revealed! Hagrid”- See the camera tricks, towering stand-in and voluminous body suits behind the beloved Keeper of Keys and Grounds at Hogwarts; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Bonus
Disc: over 2 hours of features including: All New! “Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part. 7: Story”; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Bonus Disc: over 4 hours of features including: All New! “Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part. 8: Growing Up," All New! “A Conversation with J.K. Rowling and Daniel Radcliffe: Extended Version” - with 15 minutes of new footage and “Hogwarts’ Last Stand” (Extended Version); Exclusive Premiums; Memorabilia designed exclusively for the collection by the graphic designers from the films; Label Collection – A collection of prop labels created by the production for potions, wizarding products and more; Harry Potter Catalogue of Artefacts – 48-page rigid book featuring the favorite props of the film’s graphic designers; Blueprint poster of Hogwarts castle – Detailed blueprint of Hogwarts castle is 22” x 26”; Concept Art Prints – High quality color concept art prints from the films are perfect for framing; Map of Hogwarts and the areas surrounding it – Full color 24” x 36” map of Hogwarts printed on fabric; Stuart Craig Sketch Prints -- Series of 5” x 7” black and white concept sketches from Harry Potter production designer, Stuart Craig; Horcrux Locket – Wearable, high-quality prop replica created by Noble Collection and Certificate of Authenticity – A uniquely numbered 8” x 10” certificate inspired by a Hogwarts Express ticket. ON THE NET: For more information on the collection, head to http://www.harrypotterwizardscollection.com/ * Visit the Official Facebook Page@ https://www.facebook.com/harrypottermovie * You can view the clips "A First Look: Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection" @ http://youtu.be/Tr_7k-9t78U - "Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection Unboxing:" @ http://youtu.be/V5gnxwKqz2M - "Designing the World of Harry Potter: Expanding Beyond the Page" @ http://youtu.be/g4zZw0nyaHU - "Creating the World of Harry Potter, Pt. 8: Growing Up – Chris Columbus Leaving" @ http://youtu.be/6mMge1_-Pi0 - "Secrets Revealed! Quidditch – Visual Effects from the first two films" @ http://youtu.be/ZfTsYA6ECZA - "The Harry Potters You Never Met – Greg Powell and his stunt team" @ http://youtu.be/XGv7wHV4JNw - "Secrets Revealed! Hagrid – Conceiving Hagrid and Hiring Martin Bayfield" @ http://youtu.be/aoL_fIMqkUk and "Extended Conversation with JK Rowling and Dan Radcliffe – Dumbledore’s Army" @ http://youtu.be/8DIO7ISGAGY * For additional film clips head to YouTube @ http://www.youtube.com/harrypotter
The two billion-dollar box office phenomenon and winner of 11 Academy Awards, and available in high definition for the first time ever, James Cameron’s timeless and unforgettable tour de force is presented in stunning 2D and 3D Blu-ray, providing a cinematic in-home experience of Titanic like never before. It was 101 years ago today that the RMS Titanic was launched into the Belfast Lough. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in the roles that would make them global stars, Titanic tells the story of the epic romance between two star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of the legendary and ill-fated maiden voyage of the “ship of dreams.” Presented in a four-disc 2D Blu-ray/DVD combo pack with Digital Copy or, for the ultimate experience in fully immersive 3D, in a four-disc Blu-ray 3D and 2D combo pack with Digital Copy, this high-definition presentation of Titanic is a must have for film fans’ home media collections. Both sets feature more than 2 ½ hours of new bonus footage never-before-released on disc.The sets also include 30 deleted scenes, over 60 behind-the-scenes featurettes, a look at the groundbreaking visual effects, over 2,000 photos, three commentaries and much, much more. Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Bonus Features: Commentary by director James Cameron; Cast and Crew Commentary, Historical Commentary by Don Lynch and Ken Marschall; The Documentaries: "Reflections on Titanic"—NEW! and "Titanic: The Final Word with James Cameron"—NEW!; Deleted Scenes with commentary by James Cameron; Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes: "Construction Timelapse," "Deep Dive Presentation"—Narrated by James Cameron; $200,000,001: A Ship’s Odyssey—the Titanic Crew Video"; "Videomatics"; "Visual Effects" and the music video for “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion; Trailers; TV Spots; Still Galleries; "Titanic Scriptment by James Cameron"; Storyboard Sequences; Production Artwork; Photographs; Ken Marshall’s Painting Gallery; Concept Posters and One Sheets; "By the Numbers"; Bibliography; Titanic Parodies; MTV’s 1998 Movie Awards skit; Saturday Night Live skit and "Titanic in 30 Seconds." ON THE NET: For more on the Hi Def release of Titanic and to watch the original theatrical trailer visit the Official Site @ www.TitanicMovie.com * For more about the history of the Titanic, go to www.history.com * Also, to view more clips from the film, head to YouTube and type in "Titanic movie."
Snow White and The Huntsman: Extended Edition
Venture into a land of action fantasy, heroic battle scenes and visual wonder in Snow White and the Huntsman Extended Edition -- which includes a version of the film not shown in theaters. Packed with pulse-pounding battles, unmatched visual imagination and compelling characters, Snow White and the Huntsman is a wholly original adventure story told on an epic scale. From the splendor of the wicked Queen’s enchanted palace to the menace of the Dark Forest, a breathtaking combination of harrowing beauty, epic battle scenes, visual wonder and jaw-dropping special effects make this film singularly suited for the incomparable high-definition picture and perfect hi-def 5.1 surround sound. Snow White and the Huntsman’s stellar cast includes Academy Award-winner Charlize Theron (Prometheus, Hancock), Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers), Kristen Stewart (the Twilight saga, On the Road), Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Ian McShane (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Bob Hoskins (Mrs. Henderson Presents), Ray Winstone (The Departed), Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz), Toby Jones (Frost/Nixon), Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes), Johnny Harris (Atonement), Brian Gleeson (The Eagle), Sam Spruell (The Hurt Locker), Vincent Regan (Clash of the Titans), Lily Cole (St. Trinian’s), Noah Huntley (28 Days Later), Liberty Ross (W.E.) and, in her feature-film debut, Raffey Cassidy as the young Snow White. Blu-ray Bonus Features: "A New Legend Is Born"; Feature Commentary with director Rupert Sanders, visual effects supervisor Cedric Nicolas-Troyan and co-editor Neil Smith; "Reinventing the Fairy Tale"; "Citizens of the Kingdom"; "The Magic Of Snow White and the Huntsman"; "Around the Kingdom: 360° Set Tour"; Universal’s Second Screen; Flick View; Behind the Scenes (Picture in Picture); Virtual Flip books; Cast of Characters; UltraViolet; Digital Copy; pocket BLU; Advanced Remote Control; Video Timeline; Mobile-To-Go; Browse Titles; Keyboard and BD-LIVE! ON THE NET: For photos, downloads, photo gallery, clips and more, visit the Official Snow White and the Huntsman Site @ www.snowwhiteandthehuntsman.com * To view the trailer, visit: http://youtu.be/_WgWm2H1ESE
The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Third Season
Based on the best-selling book series by L.J. Smith, The Vampire Diaries is the story of two vampire brothers -- Stefan and Damon Salvatore, obsessed with the same gorgeous girl, Elena Gilbert -- who are battling to control the fate of an entire town. In the second season, the appearance of the vengeful Katherine Pierce threw a wrench into the love triangle between Stefan, Elena and Damon, and the other residents of Mystic Falls were forced to choose sides as they fell victim to a new breed of danger. Stefan and Damon were later met with their greatest challenge yet -- the arrivals of Elijah and Klaus, two of the Original vampires. Season Three opens the door to learn more about Klaus and the Original Family as his motives for wanting Stefan on his side are finally revealed. As Stefan sinks deeper into the dark side, Damon and Elena struggle with the guilt of their growing bond, even as they work together to bring Stefan back from the edge. Plus, the ghosts from Jeremy's past have a powerful message they're trying to deliver to him, not to mention the impact they're having on his relationship with Bonnie. And, as Caroline and Tyler grow closer, a war erupts between their families. The Vampire Diaries stars Nina Dobrev (DeGrassi: The Next Generation), Paul Wesley (Fallen), Ian Somerhalder (Lost), Steven R. McQueen (Everwood), Kat Graham (17 Again), Candice Accola (Supernatural), Zach Roerig (Friday Night Lights), Michael Trevino (Cane), Matt Davis (Blue Crush) and Joseph Morgan (Ben Hur). Blu-ray Combo Pack Bonus Features: "The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Descent into Darkness" featurette - Follow Stefan's journey from good to evil and back; "The Original Vampires: The Beginning" featurette - Trace the timeline, the family tree, and the mythological roots of these centuries-old creatures; Second Bite: Gag Reel; Deleted Scenes; "The Producer's Pages" - Go deep into the creative process behind this addictive series with The Writer's Pack, The Producer's Spells and Sound FX, Score and Suspense and "Favorite Scenes: The Series. Most Heart-Stopping Moments." ON THE NET: For cast info, video, interviews, preview for Season 4, photos, music, "The Secret Circle" and more, visit the Official CW site for The Vampire Diaries @ www.cwtv.com/shows/the-vampire-diariesThe fourth season of The Vampire Diaries premieres Thursday, October 17, 2012 at 8:00pmET/7:00pmCT on the CW (Check local listings)
Spartacus: Vengeance - The Complete Second Season
On the heels of the bloody escape from the House of Batiatus that concluded. Spartacus: Blood and Sand, the gladiator rebellion continues and begins to strike fear into the heart of the Roman Republic in Spartacus: Vengeance. Gaius Claudius Glaber and his Roman troops are sent to Capua to crush the growing band of freed slaves that Spartacus leads before it can inflict further damage. Spartacus is presented the choice of satisfying his personal need for vengeance against the man who condemned his wife to slavery and eventual death or making the larger sacrifices necessary to keep his budding army from breaking apart. Containing all of the blood-soaked action, exotic sexuality, and villainy and heroism that has come to distinguish the series, the tale of Spartacus resumes in epic fashion. Spartacus: Vengeance sports a stellar ensemble cast that includes Lucy Lawless, Peter Mensah, Dustin Clare, Liam McIntyre, Viva Bianca, Katrina Law, John Hannah, Manu Bennett, Nick E. Tarabay, Craig Parker and Andy Whitfield. Blu-ray Bonus Features: "Starz Studios: Spartacus: Vengeance"; "The Making Of Spartacus: Vengeance"; "Behind The Camera: Directing The Rebellion"; "On Set With Liam McIntyre;" "Burning Down The House: The VFX Of Episode 205"; "The Legend Of Spartacus"; "Famous Last Words"; Bloopers; "Spartacus: War Of The Damned Teaser"; Audio Commentaries and Extended Episodes. ON THE NET: For photos, videos, clips, cast bios, recap and much more on Spartacus: Vengeance, head to the Starz Official Site @ www.starz.com/originals/spartacus?src=starz_mktg&med=referral&cmp=SP
Adapted by Tim Winton from his award-winning novel, comes the acclaimed Australian miniseries Cloudstreet. Exquisitely filmed with an outstanding ensemble cast led by Kerry Fox (An Angel at My Table) and Essie Davis (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries), Cloudstreet was broadcast on Ovation in April 2012 as part of their “The Best You’ve Never Seen” premieres, and the miniseries was nominated for eight Australian Film Institute awards, including best miniseries. Set around Perth from 1943–1963, it tells the story of two rural families, each scarred by catastrophe, who end up sharing a large, ramshackle house that shudders and groans with memories of its own. The Lambs are hardworking, God-fearing, and devastated by a horrific accident. The Pickles are luckless and derelict, blown by the winds of fate and their own bad decisions. The families couldn’t be more different, yet they find common ground beneath the same roof. Years pass and they stay together, shouting, brawling, laughing, loving, and enduring. The Australian Society of Authors recently designated Cloudstreet the most popular Australian novel. DVD Bonus Features: Behind-the-scenes segments including "Adapting an Australian Classic"; "Creating the World of Cloudstreet"; "From Novel to Script to Screen"; "Creating the Magic" and "Creating the Music." ON THE NET: For more information on Cloudstreet head to www.AcornOnline.com.
Young James HerriotYoung James Herriot offers a fascinating look at the early life and education of a beloved British author and vet. This inspiring British drama unfolds against the backdrop of rising fascism in Europe and profound social change at home. But for young James Herriot, learning to become a veterinarian always came first. Before he became famous tending animals in the Yorkshire Dales, a wide-eyed and eager James Herriot (Iain De Caestecker, The Fades, Coronation Street) arrived at Glasgow Veterinary College to pursue the career he’d dreamed of since childhood. But the college wasn’t what he had expected, nor were the faculty and his fellow students. These included the chauvinistic Professor Gunnell (Gary Lewis, Billy Elliot, Prime Suspect 7), a young feminist desperate to qualify as a vet (Amy Manson, Being Human), and an over privileged young man (Ben Lloyd-Hughes, The Hour, Great Expectations) who didn’t seem to care if he ever graduated. Using his many years of veterinary experience, James Herriot wrote a series of books about animals and their owners and his bestselling books were the basis for the long-running BBC adaptation All Creatures Great and Small.DVD Bonus Features: "The Making of Young James Herriot"; photo gallery and James Herriot biography. For more on the Young James Herriot mini-series, visit www.AcornOnline.com
As the curtain rises, Hannah hesitantly steps onto the stage for her theatrical debut in college. Yet before she can utter her first lines, Hannah — unscripted — collapses in front of the stunned audience. After countless medical tests, all signs point to one underlying factor: Hannah's difficult birth. This revelation is nothing compared to what she then learns from her parents: she was actually adopted -- after a failed abortion attempt. Bewildered, angered, and confused, Hannah turns for support to Jason, her oldest friend. Encouraged by his adventurous spirit, Hannah joins his group of friends on a Spring Break road trip, embarking on a journey to discover her hidden past … and find hope for her unknown future. In the midst of her incredible journey, Hannah finds that life can be so much more than what you have planned. Bonus Features: Audio commentary by The Erwin Brothers and The October Baby Family; October Bloopers; Deleted Scenes; "Finding Hannah"; "Shari’s Story"; "Gianna Jessen: The Inspiration"; "Singing the Praises of October Baby"; Facebook Q&A with Rachel and Jason; "Every Life is Beautiful" and the music video “Life Is Beautiful” for The Afters." ON THE NET: For photos, trailers, videos and more, visit the Official Film Site @ www.octoberbabymovie.net/themovie * You can also visit the Blu-ray/DVD Official Site @ www.octoberbabymovie.net
Terra Nova: The Complete Series
It is the year 2149, and humanity is in the final throes of extinction. Those fortunate enough to escape are allowed to travel back in time 85 million years to an outpost known as Terra Nova. For the Shannon family, it’s a chance to reunite and start over. But once there, they face giant, carnivorous dinosaurs, and mysterious forces conspire to destroy the entire experiment — and everyone involved in it! Contained in this 4-disc set is the entire groundbreaking series. Bonus Features: Deleted Scenes; "Director's Diaries - Making the Pilot"; "Occupation/Resistance" Extended Episode; "Mysteries Explored"; "Cretaceous Life: The Dinosaurs of Terra Nova"; Audio Commentary on the episode "Occupation/Resistance" with Stephen Lang, Brannon Braga and Rene Echevarria and a Gag Reel. ON THE NET: Visit the Number One Terra Nova Fan Site and Forums. Find the very latest news on the FOX series including photos, the dinosaurs, episode guides, cast bios, videos, plans for a Season 2 and talks of its return @ www.terranovatv.net * For more information on the possibility that Netflix may start Terra Nova again, click on http://screenrant.com/terra-nova-season-2-netflix-aco-158282
The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Fifth Season
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand why audiences continue to fall in love with the geniuses from Caltech. Now America’s favorite physicists are back with a bang. In The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Fifth Season, Penny and Leonard’s relationship is relaunched in full “beta test” mode, while Sheldon, Howard, and Raj discover the feminine mystique is something that cannot be easily graphed or calculated. As Sheldon makes begrudging amendments to his “Relationship Agreement” with his “friend-who-happens-to-be-a-girl,” Amy Farrah Fowler, Raj contemplates an arranged marriage, and Howard is all-systems-go for both his NASA launch and wedding to the spirited Bernadette. The Big Bang Theory was created by Chuck Lorre (Two and a Half Men) & Bill Prady (Dharma & Greg), who also serve as executive producers along with Steven Molaro (The Class). The series stars Emmy- and Golden Globe- nominee Johnny Galecki (Roseanne), Emmy- and Golden Globe-winner Jim Parsons (The Muppets), Kaley Cuoco (Hop), Simon Helberg (A Serious Man), Kunal Nayyar (Ice Age: Continental Drift), Mayim Bialik (Blossom) and Melissa Rauch (True Blood). Blu-ray Combo Pack (2 Blu-ray discs, 3 DVD + UltraViolet copy) Bonus Features: "The Big Bang Theory @100" featurette: The cast and producers celebrate the 100th episode; "The Big Bang Theory’s Laws of Reflection" featurette: The cast reflects on their favorite memories from Season 5; "Professors of Production" featurette: A behind-the-scenes look at the various departments that bring the show together each week and a Gag Reel. ON THE NET: Watch video, browse photos, play games and join the ultimate fan community for The Big Bang Theory at the Official CBS Site @ www.cbs.com/primetime/big_bang_theoryThe sixth season of The Big Bang Theory premieres Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 8:00pmET/7:00pmCT on CBS. (Check local listings)
Blue Bloods: The Second Season
Tom Selleck stars as Frank Reagan, the New York Police Commissioner and patriarch of the multi-generational Reagan family, who are all dedicated to law enforcement in New York City. His children include detective Danny Reagan (Donnie Wahlberg), assistant district attorney Erin Reagan-Boyle (Bridget Moynahan) and NYPD officer Jamie Reagan (Will Estes). Frank’s father, Henry (Len Cariou), is a retired police commissioner known for his bold and unapologetic style. Jennifer Esposito, Amy Carlson and Sami Gayle complete this stellar ensemble cast. Family dynamics continue to highlight the sophomore season of Blue Bloods, with Danny finding it hard to keep his work and family lives separate. His constant moral battles with his sister also come to a head when Erin questions him in court about a case. In addition, Frank’s father, Henry, battles health issues suffering from a heart attack that brings the family together to support him. The second season of Blue Bloods also features notable guest stars, including singers Tony Bennett and Carrie Underwood, Timothy Busfield, Tom Wopat, F. Murray Abraham and Margaret Colin. DVD Bonus Features: "Meet The Maestro: Tony Bennett on Blue Bloods" - an exclusive interview with music legend and season two guest star Tony Bennett; Commentaries by cast and crew on select episodes; "On The Set with Donnie and Will" - a special inside look from the set with stars Donnie Wahlberg and Will Estes; Deleted Scenes; "Keeping It Real, Season 2" and "A Higher Standard: The Story of The Reagans, Season 2 - a two-part documentary on the making of the series and a Gag Reel. ON THE NET: Watch video, browse photos and join the ultimate fan community for Blue Bloods at the Official CBS Site @ www.cbs.com/shows/blue_bloods
Private Practice: The Complete Fifth Season
From the creators of Grey’s Anatomy comes the fifth season of the sexy, medical drama, Private Practice. Addison and her friends at the practice are faced with new challenges as unexpected people enter and complicate their lives. Addison and family at the practice face a whole new set of challenges as Addison decides she wants to have a baby, with or without Sam. Pete's health scare puts a strain on his marriage to Violet, Charlotte's past comes back to haunt her, and Amelia succumbs to her destructive habits. Plus, with the arrival of an attractive new doctor (Benjamin Bratt) and the discovery of Cooper's illegitimate son, the doctors' relationships are pushed to the limit. It's primetime drama at its very best! Private Practice stars Kate Walsh as Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery, Tim Daly as Dr. Pete Wilder, Benjamin Bratt as Jake Reilly, KaDee Strickland as Dr. Charlotte King, Paul Adelstein as Dr. Cooper Freedman, Brian Benben as Dr. Sheldon Wallace and Caterina Scorsone as Dr. Amelia Shepherd, with Taye Diggs as Dr. Sam Bennett and Amy Brenneman as Dr. Violet Turner. DVD Bonus Features: "The Practice of Parenthood" -- Filmmakers and cast discuss the addition of children to the series this season, the different kinds of family the show explores, and how being a parent affects the cast, both as actors and in their personal lives; Deleted Scenes and Bloopers. ON THE NET: The Official Private Practice Page offers a deeper look at the ABC TV series with exclusive content, show information, bios, videos, photos, recaps, a music lounge and more @ http://abc.go.com/shows/private-practicePrivate Practice: Season Six begins Tuesday, September 25, 2012 on ABC at 10:00ET/9:00CT. (Check local listings)
Castle: The Complete Fourth Season
Television’s most unlikely crime-fighting team is back and their relationship is stronger than ever! Prepare for a season full of suspense where lines are drawn, sides are chosen and careers are put on the line as Castle tries to protect Beckett following her near death encounter. Castle’s relationship with Beckett radically changes during the season, leading to a final confrontation with a mysterious man who holds all the answers that Beckett has been searching for since the night her mother was murdered. Castle stars Nathan Fillion (Firefly), Stana Katic (24), Jon Huertas (NCIS), Seamus Dever (Army Wives), Susan Sullivan (Dharma & Greg), Molly C. Quinn (A Christmas Carol), and Tamala Jones (My Name Is Earl). DVD Bonus Features: “Nathan & Friends: Castle Goes Radio”; “Submerged: An In-Depth Look At Stunts"; "Bowman, Bowman & Castle"- for the film noir episode "The Blue Butterfly," executive producer Rob Bowman calls on a master director, his father, director Chuck Bowman; Audio Commentaries; Deleted Scenes and Bloopers. ON THE NET: Watch videos, go through photos, see recaps, view the episode guide, and discuss the show with other fans on the Official Castle Site @ http://abc.go.com/shows/castleThe fifth season of Castle begins Monday, September 24, 2012 on ABC at 10:00ET/9:00CT. (Check local listings)
Girl In Progress
Being a parent doesn’t always make you an adult. The new heartfelt mother-daughter comedy, Girl in Progress follows the story of a mother-daughter relationship as they try to navigate life and what it means to grow up and become an adult. Eva Mendes (The Women, Fast Five), Matthew Modine (The Dark Knight Rises, Weeds), Cierra Ramirez (All In, Suite Life of Zack & Cody) with Emmy-winner Patricia Arquette (Medium) and Eugenio Derbez (Under the Same Moon (La misma luna), Jack & Jill) star in this enchanting family comedy. Grace (Mendes) is a single mom. She is too busy juggling work, bills and the very married Dr. Hartford (Modine), to give her daughter, Ansiedad (Ramirez) the attention she desperately needs. When Ansiedad’s English teacher, Ms. Armstrong (Arquette), introduces her students to classic coming-of-age stories, Ansiedad is inspired to skip adolescence and jump-start her life without mom. While Grace becomes preoccupied with the increasing affections of her co-worker (Derbez), Ansiedad enlists the help of her loyal friend, Tavita (Rodriguez), to plot her shortcut to “adulthood.” But as her misguided plan unravels, Ansiedad and Grace must learn that sometimes growing-up means acting your age. DVD Bonus Feature: Making of Girl in Progress featurette. ON THE NET: To see trailers and clips for the film, go to YouTube and type in "Girl In Progress."
Ghosts Of The Abyss
For the first time on Disney Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray 2D, see the real story behind Titanic and watch this groundbreaking cinematic achievement in a beautiful new digital restoration! Academy Award-winning director and master storyteller, James Cameron journey’s back to the site of his greatest inspiration – the legendary wreck of the Titanic. With a team of the world’s foremost historic and marine experts and friend Bill Paxton, he embarks on an unscripted adventure back to the final grave where nearly 1,500 souls lost their lives almost a century ago. Using state-of-the-art technology developed expressly for this expedition, Cameron and his crew are able to explore virtually all of the wreckage, inside and out, as never-before. With the most advanced 3D photography, moviegoers experience the ship as if they are part of crew, right inside the dive subs. In this unprecedented motion picture event, made especially for IMAX 3D theatres and specially outfitted 35MM 3D theaters across the country, Cameron and his team bring audiences to sights not seen since the sinking 90 years ago and explore why the landmark vessel – more than any shipwreck – continues to intrigue and fascinate the public. Blu-ray Bonus Feature: "Reflections from the Deep" ON THE NET: For videos, trailers, clips and more, go to the Official Disney Site @ http://disney.go.com/Ghosts-of-the-Abyss
30 Rock: Season 6
Primetime Emmy-, SAG-, Peabody- and Golden Globe Award-winning comedy 30 Rock returns for more Korean dictators, mantra stealing, erotic normaling and plant children in its outrageous sixth season. Primetime Emmy Award-winner Tina Fey is back as Liz Lemon, the struggling TGS writer who seems to have found a new groove along with M&M pancake-filled domestic bliss. But with GE executive Jack Donaghy (Primetime Emmy Award-, Golden Globe-, and SAG Award-winner Alec Baldwin) scheming his way through KableTown, Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan) finding his voice as an idiot, Jenna Maroney (Jane Krakowski) taking her love life to new levels of extreme and NBC Page Kenneth Parcell (Jack McBrayer) being, well, Kenneth, will the chaos be too much for this new and improved Liz to handle? 30 Rock, the critically acclaimed series from executive producer Lorne Michaels, also stars Will Forte and Jack McBrayer. DVD Bonus Features: Audio Commentaries By Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer, Judah Friedlander, Executive Producer/Composer Jeff Richmond, Executive Story Editor Tracey Wigfield and Associate Producer/Script Coordinator Tom Ceraulo; Deleted Scenes; "Behind The Scenes Of Live From Studio 6H"; "West Coast Version of Live From Studio 6h" and "Cheyenne and Jane's Warm Up Songs." ON THE NET: Watch video clips, photos, videos, read episode guides, recaps, go to the exclusive shop and participate in social games for 30 Rock @ www.nbc.com/30-rock ON THE NET: The seventh season of 30 Rock begins on Thursday, October 4th, 2012 on NBC at 8:00pmET/7:00pmCT. (Check local listings)
Up All Night: Season One
Primetime Emmy nominee Christina Applegate (Samantha Who?), Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids) and Will Arnett (Arrested Development) star in this smart, irreverent comedy about adjusting to life with a newborn. Reagan (Applegate) and her husband, Chris (Arnett), have long enjoyed partying with their famous talk show host friend, Ava (Rudolph), but their glamorous lives change with the unexpected arrival of their daughter. Follow their wild and relatable journey through parenthood with this three-disc set that includes all 24 Season One episodes and features phenomenal guest stars Jason Lee (My Name is Earl), Molly Shannon (Saturday Night Live), Megan Mullally (Will and Grace), and music icons Alanis Morissette and Stevie Nicks. Written and produced by Saturday Night Live veteran Lorne Michaels, this is one show worth staying up for! DVD Bonus Features: Deleted and Extended Scenes and "Basically" music video by B-Ro featuring Ava. ON THE NET: See photos, watch video & clips, play games, go to the shop and interact with fans at the Official NBC Site @ www.nbc.com/up-all-nightSeason Two of Up All Night begins Thursday, September 20, 2013 on NBC at 8:30pmET/7:30pmCT.
Doctor Who: Vengeance On Varos - Special Edition
In this digitally re-mastered edition of the Doctor Who classic, the TARDIS is adrift in space, and requires a particularly rare ore to get it moving again. The Doctor (Sixth Doctor – Colin Baker) and Peri have one last hope: the planet Varos, the only place in the universe where that ore can be found. But Varos is a dangerous place, where rebels are tortured on live television and executions are used to win votes from the public. Trapped in the dreaded Punishment Dome, the Doctor and Peri must fight for their lives -- and save the starving population from the machinations of the villainous, reptilian Sil. DVD Bonus Features: Commentary By Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant and Nabil Shaban;Extended + Deleted Scenes; Production Note Option; Photo Gallery; Behind-the-Scenes Featurette and Trailers. ON THE NET: For more on Doctor Who: Vengeance On Varos, head to the Official BBC UK Site @ www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/episodeguide/vengeancevaros
Doctor Who: Planet Of Giants
The Doctor (First Doctor - William Hartnell), Ian, Barbara and Susan have arrived back on Earth in the 1960s, a time they have been trying to return to since they all met. However, an accident causes the TARDIS doors to open while the ship is still in flight, and upon landing they discover that they have been reduced in size and only stand an inch tall. The world now has dangers at every turn for the tiny travelers - including a plot involving a new insecticide may threaten more than just insects. This is another digitally re-mastered edition of a Doctor Who classic episode. DVD Bonus Feature: Audio Commentary With Vision Mixer Clive Doif, Special Sounds Creator Brian Hodgson, Make-Up Supervisor Sonia Markham and Floor Assistant David Tilley, Moderated by Mark Ayres; Episodes 3 and 4 Reconstruction: Using Original Scripts, Newly Recorded Dialogue & Animation; "Rediscovering The Urge to Live: The Team Behind The Reconstruction Explain How It Was Put Together"; "Suddenly Susan : Carole Ann Ford Interview - Originally Recorded for 2003's The Story Of Doctor Who" and Photo Gallery. ON THE NET: For more on Doctor Who: Planet Of The Giants, go to www.tv.com/shows/doctor-who/planet-of-giants-3566
Lewis Black: In God We Trust (Director's Cut)
Stark Raving Black Productions presents Lewis Black -- a comedian like no other-- live from the Heartland, taking on pretentious politicians, phony cell phones, sell-out celebrities and all those things and ideas you thought you could trust. He rants about getting older, holidays that seem to be held in the wrong months and his phone that doesn't make calls, but does seem to be exercising free will. It all makes him angry, and his anger is oh so funny. From the historic State Theatre in Minneapolis, the two-time Grammy-winning comedian slays a capacity crowd with his acerbic wit and personal wisecracks on this recently aired Comedy Central special. On an original set designed by his father, Sam Black, the prodigal son reminds us as long as we laugh we can still have faith, while In God We Rust -- the extended and uncensored Director's Cut. Blu-ray Bonus Features: "The Walk-Out" - a hilarious deleted scene; Photo Gallery; "Audience Participation" and Promo Shoot Outtakes - with Lewis and his father. ON THE NET: For more on Lewis Black, go to the "Standup Comedy" category on the Official Comedy Central Site @ www.comedycentral.com
Beyond The Black Rainbow
Writer/director Panos Cosmatos creates an unforgettable image in his debut film Beyond the Black Rainbow. This unforgettable film tells the story of a young woman with unique abilities who is being held captive in a specialized medical facility and must find an opportunity to escape her obsessed doctor. From the producer of Machotaildrop and featuring a hypnotic analog synthesizer score by Jeremy Schmidt of experimental music groups Sinoia Caves and Black Mountain, Beyond the Black Rainbow is a film experience for the senses. Set in the strange and oppressive emotional landscape of the year 1983, during a Reagan-era fever dream inspired by hazy childhood memories of midnight movies and Saturday morning cartoons. ON THE NET: For more information on Beyond The Black Rainbow, head to the Official Magnolia/Magnet Site @ www.magnetreleasing.com/beyondtheblackrainbow
Where Do We Go Now?
Directed by Nadine Labaki (Carmel), who co-wrote the film with Jihad Hojeily and Rodney Al Haddad, in addition to playing one of the lead roles, Where Do We Go Now? was Lebanon's official selection in the Foreign Language category for the 2012 Academy Awards. Where Do We Go Now? blends humor and lighthearted musical moments to take a powerful look into the deeply routed religious differences between Christians and Muslims Set in a remote Lebanese village where the church and the mosque stand side by side, Where Do We Go Now? follows the antics of the town's women to keep their blowhard men from starting a religious war. Women heartsick over sons, husbands and fathers lost to previous flare-ups unite to distract their men with clever ruses, from faking a miracle to hiring a troop of Ukrainian strippers. This film festival favorite won the People's Choice Award at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival and won the Audience Award at the 2011 San Sebastian Film Festival. Blu-ray Bonus Features: Audio Commentary with Nadine Labaki and Composer Khaled Mouzanar and "An Evening with Director Nadine Labaki, Composer Khaled Mouzanar and Producer Anne-Dominique Toussaint." ON THE NET: To view the Official TIFF trailer, click on www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBGuk2lfZdc
Woman Thou Art Loosed!: On The 7th Day
Directed by Neema Barnette, the second film in Pastor T.D. Jakes' Woman Thou Art Loosed! series sub-titled On The Seventh Day, stars Blair Underwood, Sharon Leal, Nicole Beharie, and Pam Grier. Woman Thou Art Loosed!: On the 7th Day is a mysterious and compelling narrative in which elements of love, suspense, faith and redemption serve as the backdrop to one unimaginable and life-altering experience for one couple who seem to have it all. David (Underwood) and Kari (Leal) Ames seem to have the perfect life until their young daughter is kidnapped, and over the course of seven days they begin to uncover secrets about their past that threatens to destroy their marriage and divide their lives. As they race against time to find their child, who is believed to have been abducted by a serial killer that symbolically murders his victims On the 7th Day, a series of secrets unveil a troubling past, putting their marriage and their future in jeopardy. ON THE NET: Visit the Official Site @ http://tdjakeswtalmovie.com/ * If you are interested in purchasing it online, go to http://www.walmart.com/ip/21264240 * To view the clip, "Losing Her Religion" featuring Sharon Leal, click on the link @ http://youtu.be/vcVWJ7qY2Vg * Connect with #WTAL on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/WomanThouArtLoosed7thDay * Or join the conversation on Twitter @ #wtal7day
International superstar Jean-Claude Van Damme (The Expendables 2, Dragon Eyes) delivers non-stop action and excitement in the all-new, action thriller 6 Bullets. In his latest action-packed, high-octane film, Van Damme stars as Samson Gaul, an unstoppable ex-mercenary with a dark past who reluctantly returns to action in order to help rescue a kidnapped American girl from a foreign crime syndicate. Gaul (Van Damme) knows that in the heat of battle, every bullet counts. He retired from combat when his actions resulted in the deaths of helpless victims, but now he's the last hope for a desperate father. Mixed Martial Artist, Andrew Fayden (Joe Flanigan) knows how to fight, but alone he's unprepared to navigate the corrupt streets of a foreign city to find his kidnapped daughter. Together, these warriors will stop at nothing to tear apart a vile network of criminals that prey upon the innocent. 6 Bullets was directed by Ernie Barbarash (Assassination Games, Ticking Clock) and written by Chad Law and Evan Law (Hero Wanted, Hit List), and the film costars Joe Flanigan (Stargate: Atlantis), Bianca Bree (Assassination Games) and Anna-Louise Plowman (Stargate SG-1). 6 Bullets is packed with the kind of gritty fight scenes and pulse-pounding suspense only Van Damme can deliver. Action fans won't want to miss Van Damme's latest round of hard-hitting thrills. ON THE NET: View the 6 Bullets trailer on YouTube @ www.youtube.com/movie/6-bullets
Power Rangers Samurai: Monster Bash
Join the Power Rangers for a Halloween party so awesome that their enemies are dying to get on the ghostly guest list. The Power Rangers Monster Bash Halloween DVD features three Halloween themed episodes from the beloved Power Rangers Samurai series. Join the team of Samurai Rangers at the scariest of Halloween parties where the Nighlok’s and the Samurai Rangers put their differences aside to trade stories with one another about previous battles in this new production of Power Rangers Samurai, the Number One kid’s action series across all television. A fan favorite for over two decades Power Rangers Samurai combines action-filled storylines with humor and heart, while promoting strong values including teamwork, friendship and fitness. The three featured episodes include “Samurai: Party Monsters,” “Mighty Morphin Life’s a Masquerade” and “Mighty Morphin Trick or Treat.” Bonus Feature: Power Rangers Samurai Halloween PSA. ON THE NET: For Games, videos, Samurai Clubhouse Game Play, Super Samurai Game and more, visit the Official Nickelodeon Site @ www.nick.com/shows/power-rangers-samurai
Strawberry Shortcake Jammin’ With Cherry Jam
The glow of friendship shines brighter than the spotlight when Strawberry and her pals meet superstar Cherry Jam! Get ready for a rockin’ good time as the girls face stage fright, work to impress a talent scout and consider moving to Berry Big City. Along the way, they learn that fame and fortune can be fun, but there’s nothing more important than friendship. DVD Bonus Features: “Anything is Possible” Music Video, “Invincible” Dance Along Video and Printable coloring pages. ON THE NET: For "Cherry-Jam" inspired Recipes plus a Strawberry Shortcake: Jammin' With Cherry Jam DVD giveaway, head to www.adventuresnabbyland.com/2012/08/cherry-jam-inspired-recipes-plus.html
Barbie: The Princess and The Popstar
In this sparkling musical adventure, Barbie stars as Tori, the kind-hearted princess of Meribella who would rather sing and dance than perform her royal duties. When her favorite pop star Keira visits the kingdom, the girls discover they have much in common, including a magical secret that lets them look like one another. At first, swapping places seems like a great idea, until each girl realizes that the other's life isn't as easy as it seems! But Meribella also has a magical secret, and when it's stolen, the whole kingdom is put in danger. Will true friendship save the day? Filled with fantastic songs, fabulous fashions, and fun new friends, it's an exciting musical celebration that shows the best thing you can be is yourself! Bonus Features: Outtakes; Music Video; "Barbie Life In The Dreamhouse" Webisode and "Polly Pocket" Webisode. ON THE NET: Go to the official Barbie The Princess and The Popstar site where you can find princess games, popstar videos and Barbie activities @ www.barbie.com/