New On DVD This Week: Wallander, The Real L Word, Tales From The Darkside


The award-winning drama ‘Wallander‘ is back with the incomparable Kenneth Branagh as Wallander in the next set of thrilling tales set in the beautiful landscape of southern Sweden. Based on the books by Henning Mankell, these stories follow Kurt Wallander, a sensitive but brilliant detective – a man who takes each murder case he works on personally and will stop at nothing in his search for the truth. Beautifully filmed, Wallander is a compelling series featuring an extremely likeable and believable character and extremely powerful stories. Buy the Faceless Killers/The Man Who Smiled/The Fifth Woman DVD right here.

The Real L Word

Set within the glamorous inner circle of Hollywood, ‘The Real L Word‘ follows six of the most gorgeous, independent and fascinating lesbians of Los Angeles, who who hard and play even harder. Staying fiercely loyal to the dramatic and provocative style of the fictional series ‘The L Word’ that is was based on, the real-life cast proves they can be every bit as glamorous, fashionable, fabulous and even cutthroat as their celebrated counterparts. Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.

Tales From The Darkside

The horror/fantasy anthology series ‘Tales From The Darkside‘ folllows in the vein of the classic series ‘The Twilight Zone.’ Each week presented another standalone story of horror fantasy, and/or science fiction. Lie many such shows, ‘Tales From The Darkside’ adapted the work of famous genre authors of the period such as Harlan Ellisson, Stephen King and Clive Barkers. Many episodes also featured veteran actors of the ’40s and ’50s. Buy the Season 4 DVD right here.

20th Century With Mike Wallace

Seen on A&E and the History Channel, ’20th Century With Mike Wallace: Politics and Presidents’ stars Emmy and Peabody Award-winning newsman Mike Wallace (’60 Minutes’) as he looks back at the triumphs and tribulations of American politics in the 20th century. This engaging documentary casts a revealing light on some of the century’s most memorable moments, including RFK’s assassination, Watergate, McCarthyism and the Clinton presidency. Buy the DVD right here.

Accidentally On Purpose

Accidentally On Purpose,’ based on the bestselling memoir by Mary F. Pols, is a comedy about a single woman, Billie (Jenna Elfman), who finds herself “accidentally” pregnant after a one-night stand with a much younger guy, and decides to keep the baby…and the guy. A newspaper film critic, Billie is barely surviving a humiliating breakup with her charming boss, James, who’s still trying to resume their relationship. Pregnant, after a brief fling with her “boy toy” Zack (Jon Foster), Billie and Zack make an arrangement to live together platonically. Billie’s party girl best friend Olivia, and Abby, her conventional, younger married sister, eagerly look forward to the new addition and offer their own brands of advice and encouragement. But when Zack and his freeloading friends, including Davis, start to turn her place into a frat house, Billie isn’t sure if she’s living with a boyfriend, a roommate, or if she just has another child to raise. Buy the complete series right here.

Ally McBeal

Get ready for romantic mishaps, witty quips, and a truly unique outlook on life with the seven-time Emmy Award-winning and three-time Golden Globe-winning hit show ‘Ally McBeal,’ now available on DVD for Seasons 3, 4 and 5. This landmark series follows the story of young Harvard grad Ally (Calista Flockhart) as she excels in the courtroom but stumbles as a single woman in pursuit of personal happiness. Filled with clever dialogue and unfortunate situations. Seasons 3, 4 and 5 let you relive moments spent in the unisex bathroom, dancing baby hallucinations, musical duels and the quest for love in the unlikeliest of places. From the quirky, legally-adept mind of David E. Kelley, ‘Ally McBeal’ Seasons 3, 4 and 5 showcase an incredible cast starring Calista Flockhart (‘Brothers & Sisters’), Jane Krakowski (’30 Rock’), Portia de Rossi (‘Better Off Ted’), Lucy Liu and Peter MacNicol. Guest spots include Robert Downey, Jr. (‘Iron Man’), James Marsden (‘X-Men’), Hayden Panattiere (‘Heroes’) and Sting. Buy the Season 3, Season 4 and Season 5 DVDs.

Disneynature: Crimson Wing

Experience a birds-eye view from Disneynature – the studio that brought you ‘Earth,’ – as one of nature’s last great mysteries unfolds in ‘The Crimson Wing: Mystery Of The Flamingos.’ A heartwarming story of survival, ‘The Crimson Wing’ explores the spectacular lives of a million crimson-winged flamingos, offering a glimpse of their rare journey. Appropriate for all ages, this film showcases a dramatic, never-before-filmed backdrop, as the regal birds wing to another world in an inspiring and colorful story of majesty. Buy the DVD/Blu-ray combo pack right here.

Disneynature: Oceans

From the same studio that brought you ‘Disneynature Earth,’ – the number one theatrical nature film of 2009 – comes Disneynature’s latest chronicle, ‘Disneynature: Oceans,’ – an unprecedented, breathtaking journey deep into uncharted waters of the ocean uncovering the playful splendors and the harsh realities of the weird and wonderful creatures that live within. ‘Disneynature: Oceans’ is a splendid, high-definition film that places viewers in the heart of the action – racing with a school of tuna, leaping with dolphins and swimming shoulder-to-flipper with whales. Buy the DVD/Blu-ray combo pack right here.

Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire

Welcome to the ‘Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire‘ – the fourth Harry Potter Ultimate Edition. This unforgettable 3-Disc Set includes: “Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 4: Sound & Music,” … the next chapter in the spellbinding eight-part series. For the first time, discover how musical themes for Harry, Hedwig, Luna and Lord Voldemort define each character’s identity. Learn how sound effects experts create the crunch of footsteps on snow and the whoosh of a flying broomstick. Visit recording studios and see how each composer brings his orchestral vision to the films. Plunge into fun as Daniel gets the sound of underwater. Feel the magic as music is added to a scene, intensifying the emotion and steering the story. Buy the Ultimate Edition DVD right here.

Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban

Welcome to ‘Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban,’ the third Harry Potter Ultimate Edition. This immersive 3-Disc Set includes: “Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 3: Creatures” … the next chapter in the massively successful eight-part series. Explore never revealed concept drawings, interviews with creators who describe the quest to create real creatures with emotional power to move the adventure forward. Go behind the scenes with Daniel, Rupert and Emma interacting with a marvelous menagerie from magnificent Buckbeak to malevolent Dementors. Watch creatures develop from page to sketch to model to screen. Discover how actors are transformed from humans to rats and werewolves. Witness Voldemort’s evolution from grotesque, infant-like creature to the Darkest Force of all. Buy the Ultimate Edition DVD right here.

Moulin Rouge

Widely credited with reinventing the modern movie musical, ‘Moulin Rouge!’ exploded onto screens when it debuted in 2001. Celebrating some of the best-loved popular music of the twentieth century, the film found audiences ready to enjoy the same break-into-song storytelling currently enjoying its latest reincarnation in the popular television series ‘Glee.’ Along with a multi-platinum selling soundtrack led by the single “Lady Marmalade”, the film went on to broadly influence fashion, music, design and popular culture, and was nominated for eight Academy Awards including best picture, winning two for Catherine Martin’s production design and costume design. Nicole Kidman sizzles in her Oscar-nominated role as Satine, the seductive courtesan and star of a popular French nightclub that caters to society’s decadent elite. When she unwittingly draws Christian, a struggling writer played by Ewan McGregor (Amelia), into her spell, true love turns to tragedy. Moulin Rouge! offers a kaleidoscopic ride through a world of song, dance, romance and drama that celebrates truth, beauty, freedom and above all things, love. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Romeo + Juliet

Inventive, unconventional, controversial, ‘William Shakespeare’s Romeo+Juliet,’ in Baz Luhrmann’s Oscar-nominated adaptation, finds Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers in the modern created world of Verona Beach where Romeo drives a car and Juliet packs a gun. To a thumping soundtrack, and by turns the threat of gunfire through to the delicate embrace of forbidden love, the audience is invited to drink from an intoxicating cinematic cocktail that takes them on a ride from Romeo and Juliet’s budding love, their first kiss, through to their separation and ultimate demise. Considered a modern classic, this iconoclastic film adaptation that redefined the timeless tale for a new generation stars a pre-Titanic Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes, as the youthful star-crossed lovers. The film went on to achieve box office success and widespread acclaim, a multi-platinum soundtrack album, and winning four BAFTA Awards and two further awards at the Berlin Film Festival including the Silver Bear for Leonardo DiCaprio’s performance as Romeo. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Scooby Doo

This fourth frighteningly funny roundup of classic ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?‘ series kicks off when Fred, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo get lost in a swamp and ask a zombie for directions. Can they add up the clues to figure out Which Witch Is Which? Shaggy and Scooby-Doo are then captured by Redbeard the Pirate in Go Away Ghost Ship. Zoinks! If the case isn’t solved soon, somebody’s going to walk the plank! When the Mystery Machine runs out of fuel on a creepy abandoned airfield, the teen sleuths run right into a Spooky Space Kook. In the final mystery, Scooby-Doo inherits big bucks from a dead millionaire. There’s a catch: our heroes must spend a night in a haunted mansion before Scooby-Doo can collect in A Night of Fright Is No Delight. Buy the Volume 4 DVD right here.

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Follow the ‘Tapout’ crew as they travel around the country in search of promising MMA fighters to develop and possibly sponsor. Each episode follows the training of one fighter, culminating in a fight at a professional MMA event. Episodes include Diamond in the Rough, Little Fireball, Hot Head, The Search Continues, Charuto, Sergio, Sunshine, Rob Roy, Einstein, Highlights / Preview Episode,Lighty and Glover, Dany Lauzon, Greg McIntyre, Johny and Jake, Albert Manners, John and Julie, Pat Curran, Travis Marx, TJ Cook, and Mike Campbell. Buy the complete series DVD right here.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment celebrates the 35th anniversary of the pop culture phenomenon ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show‘ with the Blu-ray Disc debut. The greatest cult film of all time and still in limited release, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the longest-running theatrical release in film history. A divine film adaptation from Richard O’Brien’s British musical horror comedy/rock opera, produced by Lou Adler and Michael White, The Rocky Horror Picture Show features revered performance by Tim Curry as a bizarre and self-proclaimed “sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania,” and Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick, as Brad and Janet, a couple who find themselves lost on a cold, rainy night. The madcap, musical mayhem begins when the couple takes refuge in the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter as he is about to unveil his greatest creation – and have a bit of fun with his reluctant guests. Boasting a newly-restored high definition transfer and 7.1 audio sure to make fans shiver with an-tic-i-pation, the anniversary edition Blu-ray truly brings the Midnight experience home wtih exclusive new content including Rocky-oke: Sing It!, Picture-In-Picture Shadowcast Performance, Vintage Callback Track (Unrated). Buy the Blu-ray right here.

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