New On DVD/Blu-ray This Week: The Carol Burnett Show, Revenge, NCIS, The Dictator, The Closer

'The Carol Burnett Show' (Time Life)

The Carol Burnett Show

On April 20, 2004, Harvey Korman and Tim Conway conducted an interview at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in Los Angeles. They talked for 90 minutes about their legendary antics on The Carol Burnett Show, but the interview has rarely been seen by the general public—until now. This emotional and revealing interview is included—in its entirety—as part of the bonus features for Time Life’s DVD release, ‘The Carol Burnett Show—The Ultimate Collection.’ In addition to the 90-minute session with Tim Conway, Harvey Korman also did a separate 90-minute solo interview at the Museum of TV and Radio, and that too is included in The Ultimate Collection, which boasts a staggering 20-plus hours of bonus features. Two additional pieces of bonus material for ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ DVD set are : The UCLA Library Special Collection was the source of Carol’s guest book from Season 10, and this priceless momento has been turned into a virtual tour through the season, with highlights of performances from Carol’s guests, including  Betty White, Dinah Shore, Jim Nabors, Steve Lawence and Eydie Gorme, among others. And “One More Time” is an exclusive 20-page memory book with photos from the show, summaries of classic moments, and anecdotes about Carol from guest stars and friends of Carol, from Carl Reiner and Betty White, to Jane Lynch and Amy Poehler. All 50 episodes in The Ultimate Collection were hand-picked by Carol Burnett and include the most acclaimed and beloved episodes from the show’s legendary 11-year run. Buy the complete collection right here.


Almost twenty years ago, Hamptons’ wealthiest elite destroyed a young girl’s life.  Relive Emily Thorne’s (Emily VanCamp) quest for ‘Revenge‘ and uncover every deep, dark secret. The complete first season includes exclusive bonus features including an in-world sit-down interview with the infamous Nolan Ross in “Nolan Ross: Exposed,” “Lifestyles of the Rich and Dangerous”; “Hamptons Bound: Preparing for Life at the Shore”; “Haute Hamptons: Femme Fatale Fashion”; bloopers; deleted scenes and insightful episode commentaries. The talent cast includes Emily VanCamp (“Brothers & Sisters”), Madeleine Stowe (“We Were Soldiers”), Henry Czerny (“Falling Skies”), Josh Bowman (“Make It Or Break It”), Nick Wechsler (“Roswell”), Gabriel Mann (“Mad Men”), Connor Paolo (“Gossip Girl”), Ashley Madekwe (“How To Lose Friends & Alienate People”), and Christa B. Allen (“13 Going on 30”). Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.


Mark Harmon stars in the massive hit series, returning to DVD with ‘NCIS: The Ninth Season.’ Mixing thrilling action with liberal doses of humor, ‘NCIS’ focuses on the sometimes complex and always amusing dynamics of a team of special agents in the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. From murder and espionage, to terrorism and stolen submarines, the team travels the globe to investigate all crimes with Navy or Marine Corps ties. NCIS also stars Rocky Carroll, Cote de Pablo & David McCallum. The DVD includes a variety of special features from behind the scenes to cast interviews and is presented in wide screen format. Buy the Season 9 DVD right here.

The Dictator

The brilliant Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat) stars in the outrageous new comedy ‘The Dictator,’ now reigning supreme in an all-new Banned & Unrated version. ‘The Dictator’ features an outstanding comedic ensemble including Anna Faris (Scary Movie), Ben Kingsley (Hugo), Jason Mantzoukas (“The League”), Chris Parnell (“30 Rock”), Bobby Lee (“MADtv”) and Jessica St. Clair (Bridesmaids). “My film is funnier than equal rights for women, as gut-busting as a UN resolution and more hilarious than watching a student set himself on fire.  Owning a copy of my glorious and award-winning** film will give you more pleasure than having Halle Berry rub almond oil into your buttocks while you stimulate her bint al-sahn with your mashloof…and it will cost you considerably less money,” said Admiral General Aladeen.  “Although my film was subjected to the infamous authoritarian censorship of the West, thanks to Blu-ray and DVD you can finally see all the really naughty bits.  I have your home address, so trust me, you WILL love it. ‘The Dictator’ Banned* & Unrated is available in a Blu-ray/DVD combo that includes both an unrated version of the film with nearly 20 minutes of footage not seen in theaters, as well as the original theatrical version.  The set also includes over 30 minutes of hilarious deleted and extended scenes, a Larry King interview with Admiral General Aladeen, a Digital Copy and more. A single disc DVD will also include the unrated version and the original theatrical version, as well as select deleted scenes and more. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

The Closer

After a highly successful seven-year run, it’s time to bid farewell to one of cable television’s finest police dramas, ‘The Closer.’ Viewers will be able to enjoy the critically acclaimed series’ last season in its entirety with the release of all season seven episodes on DVD. Entitled The Closer: The Complete Seventh and Final Season, this release features 21 exciting episodes on five discs plus bonus material, including a featurette, unaired scenes and a gag reel. The final season of ‘The Closer’ stars Emmy winner Kyra Sedgwick as Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson, a top-notch investigator who has put some of Los Angeles’ most brutal killers behind bars. With her keen investigative instincts and brilliant interrogation techniques, Brenda often closes her cases by eliciting a confession or cornering a suspect through sometimes-questionable methods. Now, her career may be on the line as a result of her frequently unorthodox methods, and her tactics are coming under the scrutiny of the L.A.P.D.’s new Chief of Police, who is on the verge of announcing an extensive reorganization that could spell the end of Major Crimes. Joining the series in a starring role this season is two-time Oscar nominee Mary McDonnell as Captain Sharon Raydor. Buy the Season 7 DVD right here.

The Tigger Movie

Walt Disney Studios brings the magic of the Hundred Acre Wood to life with ‘The Tigger Movie,’ bouncing onto Blu-ray high definition and HD Digital for the first time. Featuring new digitally enhanced picture and sound and exclusive bonus features, “The Tigger Movie” Bounce-A-Riffic Special Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack invites families to relive the childhood fun of the one and only Tigger. The exciting new Blu-ray Combo Pack provides hours of viewing fun with bonus materials including two all-new features: Disney Intermission—when the film is paused, young fans can participate in a variety of Hundred Acre Wood themed games including guess the character, spot the differences and counting; and “A Tigger Tale” a featurette where the filmmakers discuss how Tigger’s literary and film history influenced “The Tigger Movie.” “The Tigger Movie” Bounce-A-Riffic Special Edition Blu-ray is a tiggerific treat for the whole family and for added fun, comes packaged with a family tree activity poster and stickers. In this charming musical tale of friendship and adventure, “The Tigger Movie” Bounce-A-Riffic Special Edition follows Tigger as he sets off on an epic journey to find other Tiggers in his family tree. Through a series of exciting adventures he discovers that families come in all shapes and sizes. This fun and playful animated tale delights a whole new generation of fans with its timeless characters and storytelling, rich animation and delightful songs by legendary Disney songwriting team of brothers, Richard and Robert Sherman. The film features the Hundred Acre Wood’s most lovable characters, Pooh, Eeyore, Tigger, Piglet and the rest of the gang. Buy the Blu-ray combo pack right here.

NCIS: Los Angeles

No need to call the police, the thrilling series starring Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J returns, complete with must-see bonus features that fans will love with the DVD release of ‘NCIS: Los Angeles‘ Season 3. The hit series follows Special Agents G. Callen (O’Donnell) and Sam Hanna (LL Cool J) – key members of a highly trained team of agents in the City of Angels who put their lives on the line to bring down their targets. On top of all 23 heart-pounding episodes from the massively popular show’s third season, the collection includes special commentary with cast, never-before-seen making of featurettes, deleted scenes, and the complete Hawaii Five-O crossover episode, “Pa Make Loa (Touch Of Death).” Buy the Season 3 DVD right here.

Pocahontas and Pocahontas II

Walt Disney Pictures’ action-packed animated musical adventures ‘Pocahontas’ and ‘Pocahontas II: Journey To A New World’ are now available for the first time ever in vivid High Definition. Combined also for the first time in a Two-Movie Collection, the exciting release allows families and fans of all ages to own these timeless stories of hope, courage and friendship together in an exciting Disney ‘Combo Pack’ Including Blu-ray and DVD, and also available on HD digital download. The Two-MovieCollection, Blu-ray debut features exciting all-new bonus material including “Drawing Inspiration: The Lost Story of Hiawatha,” a fascinating behind-the-scenes featurette showcasing how Walt Disney and his team were once developing a full-length animated feature called “Hiawatha,” that ultimately directly influenced the development of “Pocahontas.” Bursting with all the “Colors of the Wind” and filled with spirited adventure, romance, and the show-stopping songs of Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, the “Pocahontas Two-Movie Collection” features an award-winning cast that includes Mel Gibson (“The Passion of the Christ;” Academy Award® winner, Best Director “Braveheart,” 1995), Irene Bedard, Christian Bale (“Reign of Fire;” Academy Award winner, Best Performance by an Actor in a SupportingRole “The Fighter,” 2011) and David Ogden Stiers (“Lilo and Stitch,” “Pooh’s Heffalump Movie”). Buy the Blu-ray combo pack right here.

Perry Mason

The hugely successful courtroom drama returns to DVD with ‘Perry Mason: The Seventh Season-Volume One.’ Perry Mason (Raymond Burr) is an attorney who specializes in defending seemingly indefensible cases. With the aid of his secretary Della Street (Barbara Hale) and investigator Paul Drake (William Hopper), Mason often finds that by digging deeply into the facts, startling truths can be revealed. Buy the Season 7, Volume 1 DVD right here.

Mike & Molly

Wedding bells are ringing for one of TV’s favorite couples, with the second season DVD release of the smash-hit comedy ‘Mike & Molly.’ One of TV’s funniest and most endearing love stories continues to unfold over the course of 23 laugh-out-loud episodes featured on this must-own set. Starring Bridesmaids’ hilarious breakout star Melissa McCarthy (Gilmore Girls, Samantha Who?) and comedic actor Billy Gardell (My Name Is Earl), Mike & Molly follows the lives of a working class Chicago couple who embark upon a romance after finding love in the most unlikely of places. ‘Mike & Molly: The Complete Second Season; is filled with nonstop laughs as this lovable couple moves into the next phase of their relationship.  At the end of Season 1, Mike popped the question…and in Season Two, Molly’s in a tizzy over the wedding plans!  Not surprisingly, Mike doesn’t get it – after all, he once pulled together an entire Super Bowl party in just four hours – so he can’t understand why planning a wedding is such a challenge. His-and-her versions of wedding planning woes are at the heart of Mike & Molly: The Complete Second Season, including all the laughs, love and lighthearted comedy that lead up to the Big Day. Buy the Season 2 DVD right here.

Disneynature Chimpanzee

Disneynature’s most unforgettable and heartwarming adventure yet, ‘Chimpanzee,’ is now available as a Blu-ray combo pack. The inspiring film follows the true-life adventure of Oscar, a young chimpanzee whose curiosity and zest for life showcase the intelligence and ingenuity of some of the most extraordinary personalities in the animal kingdom. To celebrate the in-home debut of ‘Chimpanzee,’ Disneynature is proud to continue the “See Chimpanzee, Save Chimpanzees” conservation program initiated with the film’s theatrical release. For every purchase  of the movie through August 27, 2012, Disneynature will make a donation through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) to conserve chimpanzee habitat, educate the next generation, and provide care for orphaned chimpanzees. Buy the Blu-ray combo pack right here.

Good Will Hunting

One of the most unforgettable films of the 1990s celebrates its 15th anniversary with the release of ‘Good Will Hunting: 15th Anniversary Edition’ on Blu-ray. The inspirational story of a headstrong, working-class genius and his psychologist took home two Academy Awards in 1997 – Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Robin Williams; Best Original Screenplay for co-stars Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Launching the careers of Damon (The Bourne Identity, Ocean’s Eleven) and Affleck (Shakespeare In Love, The Town), who co-wrote and starred in the film, the Blu-ray is loaded with special features including newly recorded retrospective interviews with cast and crew, a new interview with Damon looking back on his experience of making the film and much more. A true motion picture phenomenon, this triumphant story was nominated for nine Academy Awards – winning Oscars for Robin Williams (Best Supporting Actor) and then newcomers Matt Damon and Ben Affleck (Best Original Screenplay). The most brilliant mind at America’s top university isn’t a student…he’s the kid who cleans the floors! Will Hunting (Damon) is a headstrong, working-class genius who’s failing the lessons of life. After one too many run-ins with the law, Will’s last chance is a psychology professor (Williams), who might be the only man who can reach him. With acclaimed performances from Minnie Driver (Grosse Pointe Blank) and Ben Affleck – you’ll find Good Will Hunting a powerful and memorable movie experience. Buy the 15th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray right here.

A Separation

Crisis at the Castle

A behind-the-tapestry peek at the realities of castle ownership, ‘Crisis at the Castle’ is now available on DVD. Shot on location, the series follows the owners of the magnificent Sudley Castle, Burton Court, and Kelburn Castle as they are faced with pivotal decisions about how to preserve the family home in the face of rising costs, fading public attention and crumbling infrastructures. Seen on public television in 2007, Crisis at the Castle includes a 12-page viewer’s guide with a map and articles on historic preservation guidelines, gardens of the estates, and unconventional ways to save stately homes, and more. These historic houses have stood for centuries. But will they survive the next generation? The owners of three magnificent examples of British architecture—Sudeley Castle, Burton Court, and Kelburn Castle—are faced with this critical question. From small maintenance tasks that snowball into calamities to steadfast resistance from elders, watch as the sons and daughters of these ancestral homes take stewardship of their legacy, setting new plans in motion to preserve these houses for future generations. Buy the DVD right here.

Doc McStuffins: Friendship is the Best Medicine

Disney Junior’s newest hit animated TV series geared to kids ages 2-7, ‘Doc McStuffins,’ is available for the first time on DVD. Sure to become a fan favorite with parents and kids alike, “Doc McStuffins: Friendship Is The Best Medicine” includes a DVD featuring five full length episodes, each consisting of two 11-minute stories, a Digital Copy of the episodes – perfect for kids to watch anytime, anywhere – and also comes packaged with Doc’s special Big Book of Boo-Boos with fun activities plus character and boo-boobandage stickers. The characters and themes featured in “Doc McStuffins” are all made to be relatable to young viewers and are designed to ease kids’ trepidations about everything from a doctor’s visit to removing a splinter.  Many of the stories directly address the kinds of issues that parents face with their young children when it comes to good health, hygiene and trips to the doctor’s office. It’s the perfect series to have on-hand and add to your home entertainment collection. Buy the DVD right here.

The Adventures of Tintin

“Blistering Barnacles!” Tintin and Snowy return for a final season of gallant quests and truth-seeking treks in ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ Season 3. Recently featured as a major motion picture based on the original stories, the complete third season of the award-winning series is finally on DVD for the first time, featuring 13 original episodes on 2 adventure-packed DVDs. Season 3 finds Tintin and company investigating arms smugglers, 1930s gangsters, the kindapping of Professor Calculus, lost jewels and much more. Buy the Season 3 DVD right here.

The Super Hero Squad Show: The Infinity Gauntlet

With Thanos locked away in the Soul Stone and Doctor Doom continuously plotting his revenge, the Squaddies must Hero Up for their final battle against the Dark Surfer that will determine the fate of the universe. Join Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Captain America, Wolverine, and Falcon in this super-powered, family friendly series, The Super Hero Squad Show. ‘The Super Hero Squad Show: The Infinity Gauntlet’ Season 2, Volume 4 is now available on DVD, featuring the final six episodes from the second season of this critically acclaimed animated series along with special bonus feature Marvel Super Heroes: What The ___? Featuring the X-Men vs. The Avengers. This is a must-have for families, loyal fans, and Marvel enthusiasts. This hit series combines adventure and comedy that allows kids to discover the excitement of Marvel with some of their favorite Super Heroes. The Super Hero Squad Show currently airing on The Hub TV network Saturday mornings at 2:30 pm EST / 11:30 am PST, and features the voice talents of Ty Burrell (Modern Family), Jane Lynch (Glee), Michael Dorn (Star Trek: The Next Generation), James Marsters (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Kevin Sorbo (Hercules: The Legendary Journeys) and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee. Buy the Season 2, Volume 4 DVD right here.


The brotherhood between cops is sacred, but it’s not stronger than the bond between a father and son, especially when it’s a matter of justice. From a producer of 16 Blocks and Righteous Kill comes the action packed police thriller, ‘Freelancers,’ now available on DVD and Blu-ray. Multi-platinum recording artist and rising Hollywood film star Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (Get Rich or Die Tryin’) adds to his growing resume as an actor with his portrayal of Malo, the son of a slain NYPD officer who joins the force only to discover the villainous story behind his father’s death. Jackson is surrounded by an all-star supporting cast that includes two-time Academy AwardÒ winner Robert De Niro (Raging Bull, The Godfather Part II) and Best Actor winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), who head up the band of rogue New York City cops that recruit Jackson and his partners into their corrupt ranks. The film also features two-time Emmy AwardÒ winner Dana Delaney (‘China Beach’). Buy the Blu-ray right here.


Offering an absorbing look at the future of urbanization and human habitation, ‘Megacities’ is now available on DVD. Filmed on location in five of the world’s largest cities in everything from sleek high-rises to swarming slums, and hosted by BAFTA-winning journalist Andrew Marr, Megacities explores how these metropolitan hubs define every aspect of their inhabitants’ daily lives. The documentary includes segments on London, U.K.; Dhaka, Bangladesh; Tokyo, Japan; Mexico City, Mexico; and Shanghai, China  and includes a 12-page viewer’s guide with a timeline and articles on the growth of a megacity, the first cities, the made-to-order city, and more. Available to U.S. audiences for the first time, Megacities aired on BBC One in June 2011 but has not aired on U.S. television. Sprawling, noisy, and often downright dangerous, the world’s megacities buzz with energy and innovation. Today, there are more than 20 metropolises with over 10 million inhabitants. Some of them are sleek, modern, and high-tech; others filled with slums and blighted by poverty; all of them fragile places constantly on the edge. Together they are the greatest shift in human civilization since the birth of agriculture—and man’s biggest and most dangerous social experiment yet. Buy the DVD right here.


Might Morphin Power Rangers

After 10,000 years of imprisonment, the evil sorceress Rita Repulsa and her loyal minions are freed when astronauts on a routine mission in space accidentally open her dumpster prison on the Moon. Filled with rage, Rita decides to conquer the nearest planet: Earth. But her archnemesis — the heroic sage Zordon — has been patiently waiting in preparation for this day. With the assistance of his wisecracking robotic sidekick Alpha 5, Zordon recruits a team of “five teenagers with attitude” — Jason, Zack, Kimberly, Billy and Trini — to receive superpowers beyond their wildest dreams so they can defend the Earth as the ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.’ Aided by giant robotic vehicles modeled after dinosaurs called Zords, the Power Rangers fight back against the evil alien hordes of Rita Repulsa. Buy the Season 1, Volume 1 DVD right here.

Planet Dinosaur

Discover the jaw-dropping prehistoric world of the most terrifying reptiles with the North American premiere of ‘Planet Dinosaur.’ The mysteries of the dinosaurs continue to be unearthed every day – more dinosaur discoveries have been made in the past two decades than in the past two centuries. Planet Dinosaur introduces us to this whole new cast of monsters far stranger than you ever imagined. From predators larger than the Tyrannosaurus Rex to feathered dinosaurs, these new creatures not only revolutionize our understanding of prehistoric life but of life on Earth today. Transporting viewers to locations across the planet and back through hundreds of millions of years, Planet Dinosaur brings to life the most amazing, surprising and strange prehistoric creatures that ever lived. Narrated by John Hurt (the Harry Potter films, Hellboy), this groundbreaking series uses the latest CGI and cutting-edge research to reveal the secrets of these newly discovered giants, weaving a dramatic story of survival laced with scientific developments. This is unlike any dinosaur show you’ve ever seen – a completely immersive visual experience studded with curious facts, jaw-dropping action and charismatic monsters whose discovery entailed a re-write of the prehistory books. Buy the DVD right here.

Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure

Disney’s beloved classic continues in ‘Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure’ now available for the first time ever on Disney Blu-ray. Lady and Tramp’s mischievous pup Scamp is always in the doghouse. Now, an itch for a collar-free life and freedom is sending him on the ultimate adventure/ With nonstop laughs, paw-tapping songs and exciting bonus features, Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure is a new breed of Disney fun that the whole family will love. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under

To commemorate the 35th anniversary of an original classic, Disney proudly presents a special 2-movie collection featuring all-time family favorites, ‘The Rescuers’ and ‘The Rescuers Down Under,’ for the first time ever on Blu-ray. Join two of the world’s bravest mice – Bernard and Bianca – as they set out on two thrilling rescue missions full of comic adventure while soaring through the Devil’s Bayou and flying sky high in the Australian outback. Buckle up for the ride of your life as these tiny heroes with great big hearts outrun and outwit their rivals to save the day. Brimming with lovable characters and unforgettable music, the 2-movie collection is high-flying fun for the entire family! Share the laughs and excitement for the first time on Disney Blu-ray. Buy the Blu-ray combo pack right here.

The Aristocats

Disney’s spectacular 20th full-length animated feature ‘The Aristocats’ is now available for the first time ever in stunning Blu-ray high definition as a Special Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD) and Digital. Featuring a beautiful new digital restoration and great new bonus features, “TheAristocats” invites audiences to relive all the tune-filled feline fun, comedy and adventure of this Disney classic. The exciting tale takes place in the heart of Paris where a kind and eccentric millionairess, wills her entire estate to ‘Duchess,’ a high society cat, and her three kittens.  When the bumbling butler Edgar tries to pull off the ultimate catnap caper in order to secure the fortune for himself, it’s up to alley cat Thomas O’Malley and his band of swingin’ jazz cats to save the day.  “The Aristocats” features the voice talents of Eva Gabor, Phil Harris, Sterling Halloway and legendary French singer Maurice Chevalier, who performs the film’s titular opening song.  The legendary Disney songwriting team of brothers, Richard and Robert Sherman, get the joint jumping with the jazz-inspired musical numbers “Ev’rybody Wants To Be A Cat,” “Scales and Arpeggios,” and “Thomas O’Malley Cat.” Buy the Blu-ray combo pack right here.


At the center of ‘Virginia,’ a poignant small-town American drama directed by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk) and executive produced by Gus Van Sant (Milk, Good Will Hunting), Jennifer Connelly stars as Virginia, a charming yet mentally ill mother whose greatest love is her protector and illegitimate son, Emmett (played by Harrison Gilbertson). Ed Harris is Richard Tipton, the local married Mormon sheriff-turned-hopeful political candidate with whom Virginia had a two-decade long affair and who might very well be Emmett’s father. When Sheriff Tipton learns that his daughter (Roberts) and Emmett have begun a romantic relationship, his Senate campaign, as well as Virginia’s once simple life, are turned upside down.  As the relationship threatens this boardwalk town’s peculiar secrets, mother and son embark on a mad dash to seize their own brand of the American dream, guns blazing. Buy the DVD right here.

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