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article imageChristian Bale’s final thoughts on 'The Dark Knight Rises' Special

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By Earl Dittman
Dec 10, 2012 in Entertainment
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With the Blu-ray & DVD finally in stores, star Christian Bale recalls wearing the Batsuit for the last time, his final shooting day, Batman’s climactic fight with Bane and the English actor's feelings about being a part of the iconic Batman trilogy.
According to 37-year-old, Welsh-born actor Christian Bale, putting on the iconic Batsuit for the last time in the final installment of director Christopher Nolan's uber-successful cinematic trilogy based on the Batman mythos – The Dark Knight Rises – filled the star of the film franchise with a whirlwind of mixed emotions. "I've always had a strange relationship with that bloody Batsuit," admits Bale, who sits down to make himself comfortable in a Beverly Hills hotel suite set aside for his chats with the press. "I remember the first time I put on the Batman suit, I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t think and I was about to have a nervous breakdown and a panic attack."
Donning the Batsuit for Batman Begins (the first of Nolan's Dark Knight films) does still, 'til this very day, elicit quite a few unpleasant memories from Bale's psyche. "That very first time I put on the suit, I asked everyone to leave me alone in the room in the suit," he recalls. "I stood there for twenty minutes all by myself thinking, ‘OK, I’d really like to make this movie. I’d like to be able to get through this moment here, too.' I stood there thinking, ‘Be very calm. Maybe you can get through this.’ That’s how claustrophobic I felt in the suit."
Christian Bale as Batman in director Christopher Nolan s  The Dark Knight Rises
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Christian Bale as Batman in director Christopher Nolan's 'The Dark Knight Rises'
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Although Bale is very much a Method-style actor who has gone to great, near-harmful extremes to prepare for his film roles (the already thin actor nearly starved himself to death to lose a tremendous amount of bodyweight for The Mechanic), Bale was so emotionally crippled by the feelings he experienced while modeling the Batsuit for his initial costume fitting for Batman Begins that he almost passed on taking the career-making role as Bruce Wayne/Batman. "I told (director) Christopher Nolan, ‘I love the role, but you’re going to have to re-cast it,’" confesses Bale, dressed in a pair of Khakis and a dark blue dress shirt. "Luckily, Christopher told me they would make whatever changes I needed to make me comfortable enough to be in it."
Christopher Nolan directs a scene from  The Dark Knight Rises
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Christopher Nolan directs a scene from 'The Dark Knight Rises'
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Bale wore Batman's trademark outerwear for a second go-round in the critically-acclaimed, award-winning blockbuster film The Dark Knight (Heath Ledger would win a posthumous Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance as The Joker). When Bale put on a new, improved version of the Batsuit for The Dark Knight Rises some of his old anxious feelings towards the Batsuit began to surface, but the emotions diminished almost as quickly as they appeared. “When I put it on, it was a very similar feeing, although the suit had been improved and it’s far more comfortable now,” he confesses. “I’ve lost the panic attack feeling, because in the last suit I could rip it off myself if I started to see stars."
Christian Bale portrays Batman in  The Dark Knight Rises
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Christian Bale portrays Batman in 'The Dark Knight Rises'
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These days, Bale is even able to crack jokes about having to initially try on a “previously worn” Batsuit during his early talks with Nolan about taking on the lead role. "I have to add that the very first time I ever tried on a Batsuit, it was actually at my audition with Chris Nolan. All he had was Val Kilmer’s costume and it didn’t fit very well. I could make a bad joke here, but I wont,” he says, followed by a hearty laugh."
However, the emotionally saddening realization that he would be portraying the Caped Crusader and billionaire Bruce Wayne for one last time in The Dark Knight Rises finally hit Bale after the filming of his final scene for the third installment of Nolan’s triumvirate of Batman movies. "My last scene was with Anne Hathaway as Catwoman, and we were on a roof in New York City," he remembers, "I wrapped filming, and I went back to base camp. I just sat in a room and asked everyone, ‘Can you leave me alone for 20 minutes?’ I sat there again thinking, ‘OK, this is it.’ But this time I added, ‘I will never take that cowl off again.’
"It was a real moment of pride, too, because of what we had achieved," Bale continues. "We did what we set out to do. It was a very important character to the fans, and me, which makes me very proud. All three movies not only changed my life, but my career and I appreciate that very much.”
In the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy, Gotham City is threatened by the masked terrorist Bane, forcing Batman to return from an eight-year absence and fight for his city one more time. In The Dark Knight Rises, it has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar, Selena Kyle (Anne Hathaway) with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane (Tom Hardy), a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.
The Dark Knight Rises also stars Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose) as Miranda Tate and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Premium Rush) as John Blake/Robin, as well as the return of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight alumni: Oscar-winner Michael Caine (The Cider House Rules) as Alfred, Gary Oldman (Harry Potter) as Commissioner Gordon and Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby) reprising the role of Lucius Fox.
Christian Bale on The Dark Knight Rises:
Christian Bale is Batman in  The Dark Knight Rises
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Christian Bale is Batman in 'The Dark Knight Rises'
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In The Dark Knight Rises, the character of Bane advocates occupying Gotham and destroying the rich – not to mention the entire city. He has a nuke that’s ready to go off at any moment. With all that has been on with Wall Street, that is a pretty topical subject. Were you surprised about that part of Chris Nolan’s script when you read it?
"No, because Chris Nolan has an uncanny ability to make movies topical. When the script for this final film was written in 2008, he had no idea that there would be Occupy Wall Street. When we were filming those scenes, I looked at him and said, ‘How did you know?’"
Bane (Tom Hardy) occupies Gotham s financial district in  The Dark Knight Rises
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Bane (Tom Hardy) occupies Gotham's financial district in 'The Dark Knight Rises'
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This final film of the trilogy is really entrenched in Batman lore...
"Well, the character was created in 1939, during World War II. It was an answer to the uselessness individuals felt during this horrific time in the world. He was always a very topical character and Chris returned it to that."
Batman (Bale) battles Bane (Hardy) in  The Dark Knight Rises
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Batman (Bale) battles Bane (Hardy) in 'The Dark Knight Rises'
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The fight sequences between Batman and Bane are pretty brutal. What was it like filming the climatic fight scene of the film?
"That final fight scene between Bane and Batman started on location in Pittsburgh and we finished it in New York City. It took forever. We just kept punching each other out. (laughs) There was also the excitement of about 1000 extras around us. Everyone was punching each other. It invigorated Tom Hardy and me.”
What are your thoughts on Tom Hardy, both as an actor and as Batman’s toughest nemesis, Bane?
"Tom was a phenomenal actor and formidable opponent. He’s the first adversary who can whip Batman’s butt. We’ve never seen this sort of fighting before with Batman who can lose. That’s the thing I love the most about the fight scenes. You learned what Batman had to go through in order to defeat this man. It’s not just two people punching each other nonstop. The audience can look for the changes, the weaknesses, the strengths as each of these men try to dominate each other."
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Christian Bale portrays Bruce Wayne/Batman in 'The Dark Knight Rises,' the final installment of director Christopher Nolan's Batman cinematic trilogy
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You’ve done a ton of indie films (Velvet Underground, Laurel Canyon, Harsh Times) and several big-budget Hollywood pictures (Public Enemies, The Fighter, Terminator Salvation). How do all those motion pictures compare to the three Batman films you did with Christopher Nolan?
"I tried doing a couple of big movies that didn’t manage what Chris has managed with this genre. I think these movies can be pure entertainment roller coasters. But people can go home and think about them. It’s more than entertainment.”
Christian Bale has recently wrapped-up filming on two films, including the Terrence Malick-directed romantic drama Knight Of Cups (which also stars Natalie Portman and Cate Blanchett) and the Scott Cooper-directed thriller Out Of The Furnace with costars Zoe Saldana and Woody Harrelson.
Bale’s The Dark Knight Rises costar, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Looper, Lincoln), has just finished his writing and directorial debut Don Jon’s Addiction, a comedy in which he also portrays the lead role, alongside Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore. It has been reported by many reliable news sources that Gordon-Levitt has landed the role of Batman in the upcoming Justice League epic, and if everything goes as planned, he will portray Batman/Bruce Wayne in the next planned trilogy of Batman films.
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The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet) Bonus Features: “The Batmobile Documentary”: Witness all five Batmobiles together for the first time in history. Dive deep into every aspect of the most awe-inspiring weapon in Batman’s arsenal as you journey through the birth and evolution of this technological marvel and cultural icon and “Ending The Knight”: A comprehensive look into how Director Christopher Nolan and his production team made The Dark Knight Rises the epic conclusion to the Dark Knight legend. This features includes Production - “The Prologue: High-Altitude Hijacking,” “Return to the Batcave,“ “Beneath Gotham,” “The Bat,” “Batman vs Bane,” “Armory Accepted,” “Gameday Destruction,” “Demolishing a City Street,” “The Pit,“ “The Chant,“ “The War on Wall Street” and “Race to the Reactor”; Characters ‘ “The Journey of Bruce Wayne, “Gotham's Reckoning” and “A Girls Gotta Eat”; Reflections - “Shadows & Light in Large Format” and “The End of A Legend”; Trailers; Art Galleries and the DVD featurette “The Journey of Bruce Wayne.”
The Dark Knight Rises App
Also available, for free, is The Dark Knight Rises App for IOS 5.0 or higher compatible devices including iPhone and iPad, and Samsung Galaxy devices including S2, S3, Note, Nexus and Tab (operating system requirements vary by device). With the updated app, Batman fans can shoot their own video and have the Camo Tumbler drive through it; put themselves in the Camo Tumbler in a photo; put themselves in The Dark Knight Rises “RISE” poster; and become Gotham City’s most wanted by placing the mask from Batman, Bane or Catwoman onto their photo. Fans who purchase The Dark Knight Rises on Blu-ray Combo Pack through the app get exclusive content that syncs to the Blu-ray. Check it out @ https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-dark-knight-rises-fx-hd/id541313964?mt=8
On The Internet: The Dark Knight Rises hashtag for all Twitter activities: is #TheDarkKnightRises and the Facebook page is @ https://www.facebook.com/thedarkknightrises) @thedarkknightrises
ALSO AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY AND/OR DVD:
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Francis Ford Coppola 5-Film Collection
From "one of the greatest films of all time,” Apocalypse Now, to the "raw and riveting" Tetro, this exclusive Blu-ray set includes some of the iconic filmmaker's best works, sharing a combined total of 12 Academy Award nominations and two wins. In addition to Apocalypse Now and Tetro, the collection also includes the classic film's updated and extended version, Apocalypse Now Redux, along with the thriller The Conversation and One From The Heart, available for the very first time in stunning high definition. The Francis Ford Coppola 5-Film Collection celebrates the very best in cinema.
Apocalypse Now: In the Vietnam War epic, Martin Sheen stars as Army Captain Willard, a troubled man sent on a dangerous top-secret mission into Cambodia to assassinate a rogue Green Beret, Colonel Kurtz (Brando), who has barricaded himself in a remote outpost. As Willard ventures deeper and deeper into the wilderness of the jungle, he embarks on a strange journey that leads him to Kurtz – but also forces him to come face to face with the terrifying vision of the heart of darkness in us all. Apocalypse Now Redux: This is the definitive version of Coppola's stunning vision, re-edited and re-mastered with 49 minutes of additional footage. Blu-Ray Bonus Feature: Audio commentary by Director Francis Ford Coppola. Tetro: Starring Vincent Gallo (Buffalo '66) and set in Argentina, Tetro tells the bittersweet story of two brothers, of family lost and found and the conflicts and secrets within a highly creative Italian immigrant family. Bonus Features: Audio commentary with Francis Ford Coppola and actor Alden Ehrenreich; "The Rehearsal Process" featurette - documenting Coppola's extensive preparation with the cast; "Fausta: A Drama in Verse" - extended version of the play featured within the movie; “Mihai Malaimare, Jr: The Cinematography" and "The Ballet" featurettes - a look at the film's choreography and the use of dance in the film; "Osvaldo Golijov: Music Born from the Film" and "La Colifata: Siempre Fui Loco" featurettes - a behind the scenes look at the filming of Tetro at La Borda mental hospital.
One From The Heart: Coppola shines his spotlight on a Las Vegas couple (Teri Garr, Frederic Forrest) whose break-up on the 4th of July leads them both to a night on the strip in pursuit of their romantic fantasies (Raul Julia, Nastassja Kinski). But in this town of gamblers and dreamers, should they bet it all on dreams, or give true love another roll of the dice? Featuring breathtaking design, show-stopping set pieces, the stunning cinematography of Vittorio Storaro and accompanied by the wonderful Oscar-nominated music of the one and only Tom Waits, this neon explosion of color, sound and innovation is a cinematic valentine for all movie lovers. Bonus Features: Full-length audio commentary by director Francis Ford Coppola; The Documentaries “The Dream Studio.” “The Electronic Cinema,” “Tom Waits and the Music of One From The Heart” and “The Making Of One From The Heart (1982)”; Previously Unreleased Demo Recordings and Alternate Takes of Tom Waits' Music; Deleted Scenes; Videotaped Rehearsals; The Tom Waits Score: Alternate Tracks; Press Conference at the Studio; Francis Coppola Speaks to the Exhibitors; “This One's From the Heart” music video; Stop Motion Demo and Theatrical Trailers. The Conversation: In an underground world of conspiracy, surveillance and mystery, the film follows expert wire-tapper and spy Harry Caul (Hackman) during a routine investigation. With a haunting past tormenting his every move, Caul makes it a golden rule to stay far outside of each project. However, his latest job turns out to be more than Caul bargained for when he's caught inside a web of murder and secrecy that threatens his safety – and his sanity. Bonus Features: Interview with director Francis Ford Coppola and composer David Shire; "Harry Caul's San Francisco: Then and Now" featurette; Archival screen tests with Harrison Ford and Cindy Williams; Archival audio of Francis Ford Coppola dictating (writing) the original script; Archival on-set interview with Gene Hackman; "Close up on The Conversation" featurette; Discussion with Francis Ford Coppola about his early film exercise, "No Cigar"; Audio commentary with director Francis Ford Coppola and Audio commentary with editor Walter Murch.
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The Apparition
Years after a student experiment to create a supernatural force goes horribly wrong, young couple Kelly (Ashley Greene) and Ben (Sebastian Stan) begin to experience a terrifying, unexplained presence in their new house. In desperation, they enlist the help of a paranormal specialist (Tom Felton), only to find the apparition may be haunting them, not their home. As the two struggle to save themselves, the presence feeds on their fear, pushing them toward a fate that will make you wish you didn't believe. Directed by Todd Lincoln, The Apparition includes a cast that also features Julianna Guill, Rick Gomez and Luke Pasqualino. Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet) Bonus Features: “The Dark Realm Of Paranormal” - Discover the chilling reality behind supernatural events; “Haunted Ashville” - Ghost Hunter Joshua P. Warren shows you two real-life locations filled with paranormal sightings and bizarre occurrences; “The Experiment Of The Apparition” - Movie meets real-life horror as Warren attempts to replicate the experiment gone wrong and “The Apparition: A Cinematic Specter” - The film's stars explore the Experiment that conjured The Apparition.
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Step Up Revolution
Love and dance take center stage in Step Up Revolution, the latest film in the wildly popular Step Up franchise. Featuring the hottest hip-hop soundtrack and jaw-dropping dance moves, Step Up Revolution stars up-and-coming performers, dancer Kathryn McCormick (So You Think You Can Dance) and MMA fighter and model Ryan Guzman making his feature film debut. Touching upon themes of love, injustice and hope, the film, set in Miami, follows two dancers leading a crew in cutting-edge dance performances that ultimately rally the locals to protest against planned commercial development that would wipe out their homes and businesses. The fourth installment in the fan-favorite film franchise Step Up, Step Up Revolution is directed by Scott Speer. Emily (McCormick) arrives in Miami with aspirations of becoming a professional dancer and soon falls in love with Sean (Guzman), a young man who leads a dance crew in elaborate, cutting-edge flash mobs, called "The Mob." When a wealthy businessman threatens to develop The Mob's historic neighborhood and displace thousands of people, Emily must band together with Sean and The Mob to turn their performance art into protest art, and risk losing their dreams to fight for a greater cause. Blu-ray/DVD Bonus Features: Audio commentary with director Scott Speer, choreographer Jamal Sims and cast members Kathryn McCormick and Ryan Guzman; The Featurettes - "Becoming A Star,” "Choreography,” "Dancing On Their Own,” and "Making The Mob"; "Goin' In" - J Lo featuring Flo Rida & Lil Jon music video; "Hands In The Air" - Timbaland featuring Ne-Yo music video; Flash Mob Index - check out all of The Mob's dance sequences and Deleted Scenes. Cast & Crew.
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HBO
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Angry Boys + We Can Be Heroes
Chris Lilley, Australia's critically acclaimed comedian/actor/writer, is at it again! Recipient of an American Film Institute Award for Best Comedy Series and Best Performance in a Television Comedy for his earlier HBO comedy series, Summer Heights High, Lilley amps up his acutely-observed, character-based comedy stylings in two outrageously funny and edgy series - Angry Boys and We Can Be Heroes. The taboo-crossing series are hilariously unconventional, impetuous and filled with endearing characters that will make comedy fans laugh and cringe at the same time. In Angry Boys, Lilley uses his chameleon-like talents to play multiple roles in a mock-documentary look at the
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lives of average boys and men, displaying their day-to-day interactions and struggles to fulfill their obligations to family and friends. Angry Boys Blu-ray/DVD Bonus Features: S.mouse Concert; Music Videos, Deleted Scenes and Bloopers. We Can Be Heroes - The groundbreaking mockumentary follows the daily lives of five very special individuals who are among the thousands of citizens vying for the prestigious title of "Australian of the Year." As portrayed by Lilley, the five nominees are from different parts of the country and represent the full spectrum of the country's society. We Can Be Heroes DVD Bonus Features: Deleted scenes; Outtakes, a “Behind-The-Scenes” featurette and "Ricky at the Logies" feature.
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Call The Midwife
Call The Midwife is a moving, intimate, funny and, above all, true-to-life look at the exhilarating stories of a midwife in poverty stricken East London in the 1950s, based on Jennifer Wroth's best-selling memoirs. Jenny Lee knows nothing about hardship, poverty, or, indeed, life itself. Direct from nursing school, Jenny joins an order of nursing nuns at Nonnatus House and a team of midwives providing the poorest women in London with the best possible care. The life that greets Jenny is a world away from what she's used to. The streets teem with children – families of between six and ten children are commonplace – and with just one eight-bed maternity ward to serve the whole district, most deliveries take place at home. The drama follows Jenny as she meets her patients for the first time – women like Conchita, who is on her 25th pregnancy, and Mary, a prostitute, pregnant and just 15 years old – all while hiding her own secret past. Call The Midwife is a fascinating portrayal of birth, life, and death in a community on the brink of huge social change, offering a gripping insight into a world that is so drastically different from how we live now. Call The Midwife features a stellar cast that includes Vanessa Redgrave, Pam Ferris, Jenny Agutter, Judy Parfitt, Miranda Hart and Jessica Raine. Blu-ray Bonus Feature: “Wimples, Babies and Bicycles: Cast Members Discuss Giving Birth to Call The Midwife.”
 
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Thunderstruck
Prepare for a slam dunk with Thunderstruck, directed by John Whitesell (Big Momma’s House 2) and staring 3-time NBA All-Star and gold medalist Kevin Durant as himself, Taylor Gray (Bucket & Skinner’s Epic Adventures), Brandon T. Jackson (Tropic Thunder, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightening Thief), Doc Shaw (Pair of Kings) and Jim Belushi (According to Jim). When Brian, a hopelessly uncoordinated young basketball fan magically switches talents with his hero (NBA superstar Kevin Durant), he becomes the star of his high school team...while Kevin Durant suddenly can’t make a shot to save his life. But with the NBA playoffs approaching, Brian learns that being a true winner involves working hard at your own game, and he tries to make things right in time to prevent a catastrophic end to his hero’s season. Thunderstruck Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet Bonus Features: “KD’s Klinic” – Kevin Durant and Taylor Gray go behind the playbooks and teleprompters to discuss the film’s complicated basketball elements and what it took to pull off their “talent exchange”; “Coach Z” – In an intimate and candid job interview, Jim Belushi presents his character’s credentials and qualifications to be the Eagles’ head basketball coach with authenticity and gravitas – in comedic juxtaposition to his character and “From Backboards to Clapboards” – Kevin Durant’s willingness to challenge himself and put in the hard work to achieve success is not only his most defining characteristic, it’s also the film’s universal theme, and provides a compelling undercurrent to how he found his way into this project.
 
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Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Teeming with magic, beauty and pure joy, this crowd-pleasing winner at the Sundance Film Festival has emerged as one of the year's most acclaimed films. In the Benh Zeitlin-directed Beasts Of The Southern Wild, newcomer Quvenzhané Wallis delivers an Oscar-worthy performance as Hushpuppy, the six-year-old force of nature in an isolated bayou community. When her tough but loving father Wink (Dwight Henry) succumbs to a mysterious malady, the fierce and determined girl (Wallis) bravely sets out on a journey to the outside world. But Hushpuppy's quest is hindered by a "busted" universe that melts the ice caps and unleashes an army of prehistoric beasts. Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) Bonus Features: "The Making Of Beasts Of The Southern Wild"; Deleted Scenes with Commentary By Director Benh Zeitlin; Auditions; Music Featurette; The Aurochs Featurette and "Glory At Sea: Original Short Film."
 
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Finding Nemo
Sea it like never before! For the first time ever, through the magic of Blu-ray, fully immerse yourself in the stunning underwater world of Disney/Pixar's Finding Nemo (the epic adventure that captured the Academy Award for "Best Animated Feature Film" in 2003. The critically-acclaimed and heartwarming Andrew Stanton- and Lee Unkrich-directed Finding Nemo splashes off the screen with brilliant digital picture and high definition sound that transports you beyond your imagination. In the depths of the Great Barrier Reef, Marlin (Albert Brooks), an overly protective clownfish, embarks on a daring rescue mission when his beloved son, Nemo, gets scooped up by a diver. With his unforgettable friend Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) by his side, Marlin encounters an ocean full of memorable comedic characters on his momentous journey to find Nemo. Finding Nemo features as stellar vocal cast that also includes Willem Dafoe, Geoffrey Rush, Allison Janney, Vicki Lewis, Brad Garrett, Stephen Root, Alexander Gould and Austin Pendleton. Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + Bonus Blu-ray + DVD) Bonus Features: "Aquarium; CineExplore; "Reinventing The Submarine Voyage"; Deleted Scene: Alternate Opening: "A Lesson In Flashbacks "; "Finding Nemo: A Filmmakers' Discussion," "Knick Knack" Theatrical Short; Art Review; Outtakes And Deleted Scenes.
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Lawless
They were brothers who became outlaws, and outlaws who became heroes...The three Bondurant boys (Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jason Clarke), along with their sultry new hire (Jessica Chastain), command the most lucrative bootlegging operation in Franklin County, Virginia. The locals consider them "indestructible." But the law – in the form of a corrupt special deputy (Guy Pearce) – wants a cut of their action, at any cost. When youngest brother Jack (LaBeouf) gets a taste of power with a deadly gangster (Gary Oldman), the whole business blows sky high. Based on the astonishing true story (with a screenplay by Nick Cave), in John Hillcoat-directed Lawless, the Bondurant brotherhood is the stuff of legend. Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) Bonus Features: Feature Commentary with Director John Hillcoat and Author Matt Bondurant; Deleted Scenes; "The True Story Of The Wettest County In The World"; "Franklin County, VA: Then And Now"; "Midnight Run" Willie Nelson music video; "The Story Of The Bondurant Family" and a Digital Copy.
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Men In Black 3
Get ready for a groovy, out-of-this-world 3D adventure with the Men In Black 3. Earning more than $624 million in box office worldwide, this sci-fi, action-packed comedy has been released for the first time in 3D for the home. The time-traveling, third installment of the Men in Black franchise reunites two-time Academy Award-nominee Will Smith (Ali) and Academy Award-winner Tommy Lee Jones (The Fugitive), along with Academy Award-nominee Josh Brolin (Milk). In Men In Black 3, Agents J (Smith) and K (Jones) are back... in time. Agent J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when Agent K's life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time (1969) to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that Agent K never told him. 3-D Blu-ray/Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Bonus Features: "Spot the Alien Game"; "The Evolution of Cool: MIB 1960's vs. Today" and "Keeping It Surreal: The FX of MIB 3" featurettes; Four Scene Investigations; and Five Progression Reels. DVD: Gag Reel; "Partners in Time: The Making of MIB 3" and "Back in Time" Music Video by Pitbull. Blu-ray 3D: "The Case Of Boris the Animal: The 3D Models of MIB 3" and "Converting to 3D" featurette.
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Sparkle
American Idol winner Jordin Sparks and six-time Grammy Award-winner Whitney Houston (The Bodyguard) star in the soulful drama Sparkle. The all-star cast also includes Carmen Ejogo (Away We Go), Tika Sumpter (Think Like a Man), Derek Luke (Captain America: The First Avenger), Mike Epps (Jumping the Broom), Omari Hardwick (The Runner) and singer CeeLo Green. In her feature film debut, American Idol sensation Jordin Sparks stars as Sparkle, a young woman whose big dreams seem almost impossible. She's been warned against the pitfalls of the music industry by her protective mother (Houston), yet encouraged by the handsome and ambitious Stix (Luke), Sparkle forms a trio with her sisters (Sumpter and Ejogo). Together, they perform the soul-stirring songs that Sparkle pens. But as their fame grows, so do the risks of jealousy, self-doubt and insidious temptation. Blu-ray Bonus Features: Director's Commentary; The Featurettes: "A Tribute to Whitney Houston," "A Dream Come True," "A Sparkling Performance: Music, Choreography & Costumes" and "Sparkle and Shine: Meet The Cast"; Extended "Hooked On Your Love" Jordin Sparks Performance and the Music Video for "Celebrate" by Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks.
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Eastbound & Down: The Complete Third Season
After fleeing his North Carolina hometown, washed-up major-league pitcher Kenny Powers (Danny McBride) spent a soul-searching season in Mexico as "La Flama Blanca" – and ended up returning to the States a changed man. Or is he? Find on Eastbound & Down: The Complete Third Season. Powers, whose boorish behavior and fading fastball led to a spectacular career flame-out now finds himself back on the mound in the USA. Picking up a year after season two, the third season finds Kenny in action on the "Redneck Riviera" (aka Myrtle Beach, SC), somehow resurrecting his baseball career by becoming the closer for the minor-league Myrtle Beach Mermen. Even as he tries to pass himself off as the "King of Myrtle Beach," Kenny struggles to come to terms with growing older and accepting the responsibilities of being a new father. Blu-ray Bonus Features: Outtakes: Blooper Reel ; Deleted Scenes; "Dinner with the Schaeffer's" - exclusive deleted scene; Eight Audio Commentaries with Danny McBride, Jody Hill, Steve Little, David Gordon Green, Katy Mison, Craig Robinson and more.
 
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Titanic: Blood & Steel
A hundred years after the fateful maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic comes the thrilling adventure Titanic: Blood & Steel. The 12-part television mini-series chronicles the story behind the construction of the "unsinkable" ship. Starring Kevin Zegers (Gossip Girl), Alessandra Mastronardi (To Rome With Love), Derek Jacobi (The Kings Speech), Neve Campbell (The Scream Franchise) and with Chris Noth (The Good Wife), Titanic: Blood & Steel is directed by Ciarán Donnelly (The Tudors). Belfast, 1909. The Harland and Wolff shipyard has been handed the greatest project in its history. It will build a great, unsinkable ship. And it will be called the RMS Titanic. Titanic: Blood & Steel is the untold story of the building of a legend, and the many lives it affected during its 3-year construction. To its wealthy investors, it was a dream. To the middle class who oversaw the project, it was a challenge. But to the working class who built it, Titanic was the start of a revolution. With Ireland under British rule, and the Protestant and Catholic struggle intensifying, Titanic was more than a ship...it was a symbol of ambition, hope and unity. Blu-ray Bonus Features: "The Visual Effects of Titanic: Blood & Steel" - a "Making Of" featurette and "Making of Titanic: Blood & Steel" - a behind-the-scenes look into the visual effects of the mini-series.
 
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Garden Thieves
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Inspired: The Voices Against Prop 8
Directed by Charlie Gage, Inspired: The Voices Against Prop 8 is a documentary film chronicling several people's lives in the wake of the passage of Proposition 8 in 2008. Arresting live footage follows average people from all walks of life, inspired to action in ways they never dreamed. Experience the passionate rallies and defiant marches of the new gay rights movement as it swept through Southern California. Intimate interviews reveal all the ways the movement comes together, and the subtle and not-so-subtle ways it can be pulled apart from within. Inspired goes behind the headlines and propaganda to explore the real people who make up a movement. The film is an examination of people who were inspired to stand up for gay rights and civil rights when that infamous proposition passed. Twenty-seven people from teenagers to professional adults, from a lawyer to a prison guard to a reverend are interviewed about how their lives changed on November 4, 2008. In a time when marriage equality is struggling to win over the hearts and minds of mainstream America, this film serves as a powerful tool to go beyond the sound bites. Inspired introduces the audience to the real people behind the movement, and lets them speak firsthand about their hopes and wishes. In addition to the men, women and families impacted by Prop 8, the film also captures the opinions of equality advocates such as Lady Gaga, Drew Barrymore, Darryl Stephens (DTLA), Cleve Jones (AIDS Memorial Quilt), Matt Lucas (Bridesmaids), LA Councilman Bill Rosendahl, LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City).
 
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Universal
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Paranorman
From the makers of Coraline comes the story of Norman, a boy who must use his gift of seeing and speaking with the dead to save his town from a centuries-old curse about to come true. Caught in a wild race against time, the young ghoul whisperer will find his paranormal abilities pushed to their otherworldly limits as he bravely summons up all that makes a hero – courage and compassion. Featuring the voice talents of Kodi Smit-McPhee (Let Me In), Tucker Albrizzi (Good Luck Charlie), Anna Kendrick (The Twilight Saga), Casey Affleck (Tower Heist), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (How to Train Your Dragon), Leslie Mann (Knocked Up), Jeff Garlin (WALL-E), Elaine Stritch (30 Rock), Bernard Hill (Titanic), Jodelle Ferland (Silent Hill), Tempestt Bledsoe (Guys with Kids), Alex Borstein (Family Guy) and John Goodman (Monsters, Inc.), it’s a hilariously spooky adventure for the whole family (also available in eye-popping 3D) made by LAIKA in stop-motion animation. Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet) Bonus Features: Preliminary Animatic Sequences - with commentary from Director Sam Fell and Writer/Director Chris Butler; "Peering Through The Veil" - a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into the creation of the weird and wonderful world of ParaNorman from building the characters to voicing them; The Featurettes - Seven short segments showcasing Norman and his extraordinarily unusual costars; Feature Commentary - with Director Sam Fell and Writer/Director Chris Butler; UltraViolet; Digital Copy; BD-Live; pocket BLU app; Advanced Remote Control; Video Timeline; Mobile-To-Go; Browse Titles; Keyboard and uHEAR.
 
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Fox
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The Simpsons: The Complete Fifteenth Season
Episodes Included in this great this Fifteenth Season edition include: Treehouse Of Horror XIV, My Mother The Carjacker, The President Wore Pearls, The Regina Monologues, The Fat And The Furriest, Today I Am A Clown, 'Tis the Fifteenth Season, Marge Versus Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples And Teens And Gays, I, (Annoyed Grunt) Bot, Diatribe Of A Mad Housewife, Margical History Tour, Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Smart & Smarter, The Ziff Who Came To Dinner, Co-Dependents' Day, The Wandering Juvie, My Big Fat Geek Wedding, Catch 'Em If You Can, Simple Simpson, The Way We Weren't, Bart-Mangled Banner and Fraudcast News. Created by Matt Groening, the cast of The Simpsons includes the voices of Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith, Nancy Cartwright, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer and Dan Castellaneta. Blu-ray Bonus Features:
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Fox
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Fox/DreamWorks
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Dragons: Riders Of Berk
Buckle up for more high-flying action and fire-breathing fun with this thrilling debut of the animated TV series based on the Academy Award-nominated hit movie How To Train Your Dragon! The epic story of Hiccup, Toothless and his fearless friends continues with 4 explosive episodes filled with all-new adventures and exciting, never-before-seen dragons. Dragons: Riders Of Berk features a cast of stellar vocal talent that includes America Ferrera and Jay Baruchel. Dragons: Riders Of Berk DVD Bonus Features: "Sneak Peek: How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular"; 5 Collectible Dragon Training Cards and "Sneak Peek Of Madly Madagascar."
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Warner Bros.
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The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show
Your favorite Peanuts stories come to life in this animated television series. Adapted from the popular comic strip created and written by Charles M. Shultz, The Charlie Brown And Snoopy Show is no longer a cartoon relegated to Saturday mornings of the past – now you can watch the gang anytime! With short sketches featuring these classic and much-loved characters, it's easy to "have a party with Charlie Brown and Snoopy," as the theme song says. The Charlie Brown And Snoopy Show originally aired in 1983 and 1985 and was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1983. Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show: The Complete Series is now on DVD for the very first time. Everyone’s favorite Peanuts stories come to life in this animated series created and written by Charles M. Shultz.
 
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CBS/Paramount
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Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Second Season
The journey to new frontiers continues in spectacular high definition as the legendary series Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Second Season arrives on Blu-ray Disc Adding to the exclusivity and collectability of the Blu-ray release is an HD, “Extended Cut” of “The Measure of a Man,” which includes deleted scenes and different angles from the broadcast version. The original version of the episode is included, as well as a “Hybrid Extended Cut,” combining the high-definition on-air version of “The Measure of a Man” with video of the extra material taken from an early VHS rough-cut of the episode that was in the writer’s (Melinda Snodgrass) archives. The spectacular collection boasts a must-see reunion of the cast, who were brought together earlier this year in Calgary in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the series. Produced exclusively for the series’ Blu-ray, this never-before-seen reunion roundtable chat features all of the best known cast regulars, joining together for the first time in years to tape a discussion about the legacy of the series, including Patrick Stewart (Captain Jean-Luc Picard), Jonathan Frakes (Commander William T. Riker, LeVar Burton (Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge), Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi), Brent Spiner (Lt. Commander Data), Michael Dorn (Lieutenant Worf), Gates McFadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher) and Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher). The 5-disc collection features all 22 episodes of the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation, including the beginning of Whoopi Goldberg’s notable recurring role, and the introductions of Diana Muldaur as the new ship’s doctor and the deadly alien villains The Borg. Bonus Features: A two-part, in-depth documentary on the making of Season 2 entitled “Making It So: Continuing Star Trek: The Next Generation – Strange New Worlds (Part 1)" and "New Life and New Civilizations (Part 2)"; a Gag Reel that was created from newly recovered 35mm film elements and transferred for the very first time to high-definition; Star Trek Extended Episode: "The Measure of a Man" and Cast Roundtable Reunion Celebrating the Series’ 25th Anniversary.
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Hot In Cleveland: Season Three
Starring veteran actresses Valerie Bertinelli (One Day at a Time), Jane Leeves (Frasier), Wendie Malick (Just Shoot Me) and Betty White (The Golden Girls), the highly-acclaimed, hit sitcom Hot In Cleveland returns for more laughs with the release of Season Three. TV Land’s hilarious show continues to delight audiences with its uproarious stories of three fabulous friends from L.A.– and their cantankerous caretaker – who find life is better in Cleveland. The Third Season enters into the aftermath of the second season finale as Elka must choose between her thought-to-be-dead husband, her old boyfriend and her new boyfriend. Meanwhile, the ladies meet new and old flames and continue to live life to the fullest. The third season features a sensational line-up of guest stars including Kathie Lee Gifford (Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda), Sandra Bernhard (Roseanne), Laura San Giacomo (Just Shoot Me), Gilles Marini (Sex and the City), Sean Hayes (Will & Grace), and returning guest stars Don Rickles (Toy Story), Jennifer Love Hewitt (Ghost Whisperer), Joe Jonas (JONAS), Huey Lewis (Just Shoot Me), John Mahoney (Frasier), and Susan Lucci (All My Children). Hot in Cleveland: Season Three is a three-disc DVD set comprising all 23 outrageous episodes. DVD Bonus Features: “Some Like It Hot”, the Season Three behind-the-scenes special.
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The Odd Life Of Timothy Green
Disney brings enchantment home with The Odd Life Of Timothy Green, an inspiring, magical story for the whole family starring Jennifer Garner. Cindy (Garner) and Jim Green are a happily married couple who can't wait to start a family but can only dream about what their child would be like. When young Timothy shows up on their doorstep one stormy night, Cindy and Jim – and their small town of Stanleyville – learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life's greatest gifts. From Academy Award-nominated director/writer Peter Hedges (About A Boy), comes a heartwarming celebration of family as only Disney can deliver. The Odd Life Of Timothy Green also stars Joel Edgerton, David Morse, Ron Livingston, Common, Dianne Wiest, Rosemarie DeWitt, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Lois Smith, M. Emmet Walsh and C.J. Adams. Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD) Bonus Features: "This Is Family" - discover how this vibrant, uplifting story took root and blossomed; "The Gift Of Music" - hear the origin of the moving song "This Gift" by Oscar-winner Glen Hansard and Composer Geoff Zanelli's playful, inspired score; Feature Commentary with Director Peter Hedges; Glen Hansard "This Gift" Music Video and Deleted Scenes.
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Sony
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Hope Springs
Reignite the passion this holiday season with the heartwarming "coming-of-age" romance Hope Springs, which stars three-time Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady, Sophie's Choice, Kramer vs. Kramer), Academy Award-winner Tommy Lee Jones (The Fugitive) and Golden Globe-winner Steve Carell (The Office). It was directed by David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada) and written by Vanessa Taylor (Game of Thrones). Kay (Streep) and Arnold (Jones) are a devoted couple, but decades of marriage have left Kay wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. When she hears of a renowned couple's specialist (Carell) in the small town of Great Hope Springs, Maine, she attempts to persuade her skeptical husband, a steadfast man of routine, to get on a plane for a week of marriage therapy. Just convincing the stubborn Arnold to go on the retreat is hard enough – the real challenge for both of them comes as they shed their bedroom hang-ups and try to rekindle the spark that caused them to fall for each other in the first place. Blu-ray Bonus Features: Director Commentary with David Frankel; Exploring the Scene: Alternate Takes Gallery; a Gag Reel and the featurette "Inside the Perfect Marriage: Meryl Streep & Tommy Lee Jones" - focusing on Arnold and Kay, the lead couple of the film; "An Intimate Look at Making Hope Springs" - takes viewers behind the scenes of the film; "An Expert's Guide to Everlasting Passion" - provides real marriage experts giving marital advice; "The Dr. Is In: Steve Carell on Dr. Feld" - features Carell explaining the research he did to prepare for the film and "The Passionate Performer" - provides an inside look at the acting career of Meryl Streep.
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The Game: The Fifth Season
The players, and the women who love them (and put up with them), are back for the fifth fun-packed, drama-filled season of The Game. Melanie (Tia Mowry Hardrict) and Derwin (Pooch Hall) are working hard to add to their family roster, but despite their best efforts, life keeps running interference. Tasha (Wendy Raquel Robinson) has her dating game in high gear when she decides to take Melanie up on an offer that would change their lives. Meanwhile, Malik (Hosea Chanchez), the high-flying Sabres star quarterback, comes back down to earth to reassess his personal priorities while Jason's (Colby Bell) relationship with spirited Chardonnay hits some bumpy terrain. This 3-disc DVD set features all 22 sensational episodes from Season Five – with a winning cast and your favorite guest stars. DVD Bonus Features: "The Game Season 5: Highlight Reel"; Gag Reel and Deleted Scenes.
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Magnet
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V/H/S
Bringing together the diverse and deviously creative minds of filmmakers Adam Wingard (You’re Next), David Bruckner (The Signal), Ti West (The Innkeepers, The House Of The Devil), Glenn McQuaid (I Sell The Dead), Joe Swanberg (LOL, Kissing On The Mouth), and the directing quartet Radio Silence, V/H/S is a shocking, pulse-pounding anthology of chilling, found-footage films brought together as a damn fine piece of satisfying indie horror. When a group of petty criminals is hired by a mysterious party to retrieve a rare piece of found footage from a rundown house in the middle of nowhere, they soon realize that the job isn’t going to be easy as they thought. In the living room, a lifeless body holds court before a hub of old television sets, surrounding by stacks upon stacks of VHS tapes. As they search for the right one, they are treated to a seemingly endless number of horrifying videos, each more terrifying than the last. This wickedly conceived horror anthology sends the viewer through a gauntlet of suspense, terror, shock and downright brutality, creating a film that reinvigorates the found footage horror genre. An official selection of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, V/H/S was originally conceived and co-produced Brad Miska (founder, BloodyDisgusting.com). Blu-ray Bonus Features: Deleted Scenes; Visual Effects; Behind The Scenes' "AXS TV: A Look at V/H/S" and Trailers.
 
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Cagney & Lacey: The Complete Series
Cagney & Lacey: The Complete Series Limited Edition
Long before Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU) or Catherine Willows (Marge Helgenberger, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) eschewed feminine wiles and employed their smarts to break barriers and muscle their way onto the elite, male-dominated detective squad, there was Cagney & Lacey, the landmark show that paved the way. Now, for the 30th anniversary celebration of the hit show's television premiere, the complete series starring Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless (Seasons 2 through 7) is available for the first time on DVD in a special collector's set, Cagney & Lacey: The Complete Series (32 discs, 119 episodes, 93+ hours) and the Limited Edition Collection (38 discs), with an additional 29 hours (approx.). In Cagney & Lacey, Christine Cagney (Gless)and Mary Beth Lacey (Daly) are New York City police detectives who lead very different lives. Both are tough and street smart, but Gless is asingle, career-minded woman, while Lacey (who has a softer side) is a married mother, juggling family and work, along with the resulting guilt. Set in Manhattan's 14th Precinct (Midtown South) the crime-solving duo maintain a close camaraderie both on and off the job. As they track down clues - despite obstacles imposed on women
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of the era - the series also tackles social and/or personal issues each episode that were considered taboo on other shows of the day and were frequently controversial. Cagney & Lacey – which aired on CBS for seven seasons (1981-1988) – was not only an enormously popular series that set entertainment industry standards and broke records, but was groundbreaking in its impact on women's issues and other provocative topics (off-limits on most shows of the day) such as sexuality, equal pay, workplace ethics and politics, sexual harassment, domestic violence, date rape, incest, breast cancer, abortion, illegal immigration, addiction and other complex social/personal themes. Bonus Features: The feature-length, made-for-television, 1981 film of the same name, starring Loretta Swit as Cagney and with Daly originating the role of Lacey, from which the series was spun off; the series' premiere season (six episodes) with Meg Foster as Cagney; Four made-for-TV films, which aired after the series finale, The Return (1994), Together Again (1995), The View Through the Glass Ceiling (1995) and True Convictions (1996); Exclusive, personal interviews with Gless (who assumed the role of Cagney in season two), Daly and series' producer, two-time Emmy- and Golden Globe-winner Barney Rosenzweig; Footage from the British Film Institute's recent 30th anniversary celebration event; The audiobook (12 hours) of Rosenzweig's book, Cagney & Lacey ... and Me: An Inside Hollywood Story OR How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Blonde and a fan photo personally autographed by Daly and Gless.
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Lionsgate
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Power Rangers Super Samurai The Complete Season
The Power Rangers are SUPER powered with all new weapons and villains in this release of the newest installment of the epic entertainment franchise, Power Rangers Super Samurai: The Complete Season. Follow the team as they are supercharged and ready to save the world, and relive all 20 episodes of the current Power Rangers series. In this exciting season, join the Rangers as they discover the power of the Black Box and are faced with their strongest opponents ever. Saban’s Power Rangers Super Samurai combines action-filled storylines with humor and heart, while promoting important values of teamwork, responsibility, friendship and fitness. The Power Rangers Super Samurai: The Complete Season Blu-ray Bonus Features: Three special feature videos.
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Lionsgate
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Mannix: The Final Season
Get the action rolling with Season 8 of Mannix. Golden Globe-winner Mike Connors stars as quintessential private eye Joe Mannix, in a season that puts Mannix at the center of some of his most baffling and deadly cases. Locating a missing corpse. Thwarting a South American assassination plot. Surviving a homemade torture chamber. Why? Because danger is his business. Debuting for the first time on DVD, this Final Season of the iconic crime drama is digitally remastered to capture every suspense-filled twist in this 24-episode, 6-disc collection. Co-starring Emmy winner Gail Fisher as loyal assistant Peggy Fair, Mannix (created by Richard Levinson and William Link) is crime's worst enemy – and one of television's most enduring gems.
 
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Forks Over Knives: The Extended Interviews
It’s time to dig in. The filmmakers of Forks Over Knives, the eye-opening critically-acclaimed documentary that examines the claim that degenerative diseases such as heart disease, obesity and diabetes can be controlled, or even reversed, by adopting a whole food, plant-based diet. Showcasing research studies, combined with interviews and real person experiences, Forks Over Knives was touted as “a film that can save your life" and a “great movie.” Forks Over Knives–The Extended Interviews features never-before-seen footage from the film’s experts, including interviews with T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., a nutritional scientist from Cornell University, and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., M.D., a former top surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic. In the new-to-DVD interviews, audiences hear more from the experts on how eliminating animal-based and processed foods, and embracing a plant-based diet, can control and even flip the direction of life-threatening diseases. The experts further elaborate on how the notion that we need meat for protein and dairy for calcium is not only misguided, but has led the country onto a health-destroying path. Forks Over Knives has created a movement, a way of thinking. A companion book Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health was a New York Times Bestseller for 60 weeks while the recently-released Forks Over Knives – The Cookbook has been on the Times list for 12 weeks. Forks Over Knives – The Extended Interviews DVD features Neal Barnard, M.D., John McDougall, M.D., Doug Lisle, Ph.D., Pam Popper, N.D. and Terry Mason, M.D. All of these experts appeared in the original film and are considered leaders in the food and health field. More information on them can be found at http://www.forksoverknives.com/about/cast-and-crew/ * Further information about Forks Over Knives can be found online at www.ForksOverKnives.com
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Catch Me If You Can
The extraordinary true story of a brilliant master of deception and the FBI agent hot on his trail, Catch Me If You Can, is making its high definition debut. Oscar-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio and Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks star in the “supremely entertaining” tale of Frank W. Abagnale, Jr. as he successfully passes himself off as a pilot, a lawyer and a doctor – all before his 21st birthday. Directed by Academy Award-winner Steven Spielberg, Catch Me If You Can is a “flat-out-fun movie” that lets viewers join in on a truly incredible game of cat and mouse. The Catch Me If You Can Blu-ray includes a digitally remastered version of the film plus over an hour of bonus features that delve into the casting, filming and real-life story of the man who inspired the movie. In addition, the disc includes a look at the musical score, an exploration of the FBI’s perspective on Frank Abagnale and multiple photo galleries. Blu-ray Bonus Features: "Catch Me If You Can: Behind the Camera"; "Catch Me If You Can: The Casting of the Film" - Leonardo DiCaprio as Frank Abagnale, Jr., Tom Hanks as Carl Hanratty, Frank’s Parents: Christopher Walken and Nathalie Baye, The Strong Family: Martin Sheen and Amy Adams and Jennifer Garner as Cheryl Ann; "Scoring: Catch Me If You Can"; "Frank Abagnale: Between Reality and Fiction"; "Meet Frank Abagnale"; Frank Becomes a Pilot"; "Frank’s Careers"; "Frank Gets Caught and Turns His Life Around": The FBI Perspective, Catch Me If You Can: In Closing, Photo Galleries; Cast; Behind-the-Scenes and Costume Design.
 
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Perry Mason: Season 8, Volume 1
The laser-like focus on justice, candid courtroom confessions and shocking eleventh-hour reveals are back in fine form for Season 8, Volume 1 of Perry Mason, starring two-time Emmy Award winner Raymond Burr. From betrayed brides to bulled bowlers, scandalous sculptors to sleepy slayers, Mason and his team of crack private detective Paul Drake (William Hopper), trusted secretary Della Street (Barbara Hale), and police Lt. Andy Anderson (Wesley Lau) feverishly work to clear their wrongfully accused clients, ferret out the truly guilty, and then bring the full weight of the law down upon them. With 15 episodes on four discs, digitally remastered for the highest quality picture and sound, the best defense is always evident when television's most legendary legal firebrand is on the case. Created by Erle Stanley Gardner, Perry Mason also starred such legendary actors as Ray Collins, Richard Anderson, William Hopper, William Talman, Dan Tobin, Lee Miller and Karl Held.
 
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12 Christmas Wishes for My Dog
Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with your beloved pet this Christmas with the heart-warming film 12 Christmas Wishes For My Dog. With nothing to lose, Laura sets up a session with a life coach, who tells her to make 12 wishes for a positive change to get her life and her dog back before Christmas. Willing to try anything to transform her life, Laura follows her best friend's suggestion and sets up a session with a life coach, who tells Laura to make 12 wishes for a positive change in her life. But before long, Laura realizes that her wishes are sparking unforeseen circumstances and she must act quickly to get her life back and her dog before Christmas. Starring Elisa Donovan (Clueless), Gabrielle Carteris (Beverly Hills, 90210) and Fred Willard (Wall-E), this uplifting film received 5 out of 5 Doves from The Dove Foundation. DVD Bonus Features: Behind-the-Scenes featurette and Stills Gallery.
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Christmas In Compton
Christmas miracles can happen anywhere! Christmas in Compton brings big laughs and holiday cheer for the holidays. Starring Omar Gooding (Hanging with Mr. Cooper), Keith David (Cloud Atlas), Sheryl Lee Ralph (Moesha), Orlando Brown (That's So Raven), Miguel A. Núñez Jr. (Juwanna Man) and Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), this comedy will keep the family laughing this holiday season. Big Earl, the owner of a Christmas tree lot in Compton, and a man with a big heart and a big vision, demands success from everyone around him. All kinds of trouble erupts the week before Christmas when his son, Derrick, part-time music producer and part-time Christmas tree lot employee, crosses the line to prove to Big Earl that he is a success. The colorful characters that populate the tree lot cause additional complications for Derrick as he tries to solve his problems secretly. Things spiral out of Derrick's control, jeopardizing the survival of the lot, and more importantly, his relationship with his father. What Derrick needs is a miracle; a Christmas miracle in Compton. DVD Bonus Features: "Santa Better Do Me Right" short film and Stills Gallery.
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Vivendi
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Video Game High School
Now, fans of YouTube fave Freddie W (which accrued millions of hit since its online debut in May) can now enjoy his summer, episodic hit, Video Game High School, as a full-length film on DVD and Blu-Ray. Video Game High School is an action/comedy about best friends, first loves, and landing the perfect head-shot. The show combines high school drama with explosive action in the heightened world of video games, from high-octane racing games to explosive first-person shooters. It’s Harry Potter meets Glee – but with death matches instead of Madonna covers! Set in the near future where professional video gamers and leagues have supplanted professional sports as the biggest spectator events in the world – gamers are the new super athletes. The story follows Brian, a young FPS (First Person Shooter) player stuck in a town where he doesn’t belong. His fortunes change when he scores a massive kill against the world’s top amateur player: VGHS senior “The Law.” Brian rockets into the national spotlight and lands an invitation into the hallowed halls of the exclusive VGHS. There his skills are tested as he fights to fit in with the most talented gamers in the world. Video Game High School Blu-ray Bonus Features: Episode-by-episode "Making-of" featurettes and Writer/Director commentaries. Video Game High School DVD & BD is available at www.Rocketjump.com
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Lionsgate
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Fred 3: Camp Fred
YouTube sensation Fred Figglehorn is heading to camp for the first time ever this holiday season in the all-new movie, Fred 3: Camp Fred. Fred's summer does not go as planned when he is trapped at camp by an evil counselor, but with the help of his new friends, he battles the rival camp and turns the summer into a fun time they will never forget. School is out and Fred Figglehorn's (Lucas Cruikshank) dreams of waterslides, Clydesdales and waffle bars turn to nightmares of gruel, poisonous berries and Crocobearimoose when his mom signs him up for the wrong camp! Stuck at Camp Iwannapeepee, Fred is convinced his cabin mates are being poisoned and fed to camp director Floyd (Tom Arnold) – who's really a Rat Monster in disguise! Not even Fred's uber-cool Dad (WWF Raw's John Cena) can help him escape! Luckily, Fred makes new friends, and together they battle Kevin's Camp Superior in the 70th Annual Summer Camp Games. Will a rousing speech and an epic musical number be enough to win the competition? DVD Bonus Features: The Featurettes: "Maki
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