Girlsseason two is here at your doorstep;Once Upon a Timeseason two;The Muppet Movieon Blu-ray;Enlightened;The Mindy Projectand more in new releases.
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New on Blu-ray & DVD: August 13
Girls season two is here at your doorstep; Once Upon a Time season two; The Muppet Movie on Blu-ray; Enlightened; The Mindy Project and more in new releases.
Girls: The Complete Second Season
Lena Dunham and executive producer Judd Apatow's HBO hit hits all the right notes in its much-talked about second season, now on DVD & Blu-ray and digital download. In this sexy, witty and brutally honest look into the lives of four twentysomething girls in New York City (Dunham, Jemima Kirke, Allison Williams and Zosia Mamet), Hanna is seeing a new guy, but still feels responsible for Adam, her bed-ridden ex, as he recovers from the fateful accident that ended Season one. Disappointed at work, the recently single Marnie needs the support of her best friend and former roommate, yet the distance between them seems greater than ever. Jessa returns from her honeymoon, ready to plant new ideas in Hannah's head and newly experienced Shoshanna struggles to navigate the challenges of a shaky relationship with Ray. Bonus features include gag reels, deleted scenes, a making-of featurette, commentary and more.
Once Upon a Time: Complete Second Season
ABC's dark, magical fantasy is back for a second chapter of thrills. At first, the Evil Queen cast a spell on an enchanted forest filled with fairytale characters, trapping them in a place where their happy endings were stolen – our world. But now the spell is broken, magic has arrived, and there's no telling what will happen! Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas, Jared S. Gilmore and Robert Carlyle star.
Olympus Has Fallen
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman star in this intense thriller that casts Butler as a secret service agent struggling to recover from a tragic accident involving the first lady -- who unexpectedly becomes the only man who can protect the commander-in-chief after terrorists attack the White House, code named "Olympus." Die Another Day star Rick Yune plays the terrorist mastermind who matches wits with the president (Eckhart) while the speaker of the house (played by Freeman) scrambles to save the nation's top man and avert an even bigger disaster. Directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day), Olympus Has Fallen also stars Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo and Ashley Judd.
The Company You Keep
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Shia LaBeouf teams up with acting legend Robert Redford for this political thriller that kkeeps you guessing 'til the final frames. Redford a former anti-Vietnam War militant wanted for a bank robbery and suspected murder who has successfully eluded the FBI for more than three decades. When one of his comrades (Susan Sarandon) is arrested, he must go on the run again to prove his innocence, and Shia is the hungry young journalist on the hunt for the truth. Chris Cooper, Nick Nolte, Julie Christie, Terrence Howard, Richard Jenkins, Anna Kendrick, Stanley Tucci and Brendan Gleeson also star.
The Big Wedding
Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, Susan Sarandon and Robin Williams star in this hilarious romantic comedy about a charmingly family forced to put on airs of getting along to avoid a fiasco of embarrassment. De Niro and Keaton play Don and Ellie Griffin, a long-divorced couple who, to the amusement of their adult children and friends, must play the happy couple for the sake of their adopted son's wedding after his ultra-conservative biological mother unexpectedly decides to attend. With all of the wedding guests looking on, the Griffins are hilariously forced to confront their past, present and future - and hopefully avoid killing each other in the process.
Lost star Matthew Fox plays an officer faced with an incredibly difficult task in this WWII film inspired by true events. Taking place in the days following Emperor Hirohito's World War II surrender in 1945 following the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, General Douglas MacArthur (played by Tommy Lee Jones) finds himself the de facto ruler of Japan, and gives his expert of Japanese culture, General Fellers (played by Fox), just 10 short days to decide if the Japanese Emperor is guilty or innocent of war crimes. Worshiped as a god by his people but facing the noose, does he deserve to be be punished or saved? Both decisions have serious consequences, and within that time Fellers is also determined to track down his long-lost Japanese love (newcomer Eriko Hatsune).
What Maisie Knew
Julianne Moore stars in this contemporary reimagining of Henry James' novel set in New York City as a rock 'n' roll icon who lives with an art dealer (Steve Coogan) -- a story told from the point of view of their quiet and precocious only child, Maisie (Onata Aprile), who comes to understand how selfish, irresponsible and damaged her parents really are. Alexander Skarsgard and Joanna Vanderham also star.
The Muppet Movie on Blu-ray
Walt Disney Home Entertainment
Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie and the gang embark on their first-ever big-screen adventure in this fun-filled treat, celebrating its 35-year-anniversary – sort of! See how Jim Henson's Muppets began as they assemble for an inspirational and laugh-filled road trip to follow their Hollywood dreams and make the "rainbow connection," complete with tons of fun cameos by such stars as Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor, Orson Welles, James Coburn, Telly Savalas, Carol Kane, Cloris Leachman, Elliott Gould, Bob Hope, Madeline Kahn, Dom Deluise, Milton Berle and Edgar Bergen. Complete with never-before-seen bonus features and the never-ending entertainment of Disney Intermission.
The Captains Close Up with William Shatner
Star Trek's James T. Kirk himself, William Shatner, has assembled all of the captains of the Star Trek franchise -- Patrick Stewart, Kate Mulgrew, Avery Brooks, Scott Bakula and even Chris Pine – and takes an in-depth look at how being part of the show has changed their lives, for better and worse. Each episode of the five-part Epix series features Shatner conducting an in-depth, one-on-one interview with one of his fellow captains, with surprising results.
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec
Director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element) is back in the director's chair for this entertaining, action-packed fantasy flick based on Jacques Tardi's celebrated French classic comic book series. Set in 1912, the story tracks intrepid young reporter Adèle Blanc-Sec (Louise Bourgoin) and her quest for the power of life over death -- a journey that takes her to distant and exotic lands, where she faces many dangers beneath the Egyptian sands. Meanwhile in Paris, a 136 million-year old pterodactyl egg on display at the natural history museum has mysteriously hatched, and it's up to Adele to take on the terror in the skies. The film also stars familiar faces Mathieu Amalric, Gilles Lellouche, Jean-Paul Rouve, Jacky Nercessian and Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre.
Strike Back: Season 2
Season two of the high-octane, globe-spanning Cinemax thriller is now on DVD and Blu-ray! With storylines ripped from today’s headlines, Strike Back follows the top team members of the top-secret British anti-terrorist organization Section 20: Brit Michael Stonebridge (Philip Winchester), now training recruits, and U.S. Delta Force op Damien Scott (Sullivan Stapleton), who was discharged on the eve of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. This season, Stonebridge, Scott and new boss Rachel Dalton (Rhona Mitra) scour Africa in pursuit of a fresh covey of criminals, each vying for possession of a box of valuable nuclear triggers that could launch Armageddon if they fall in the wrong hands.
Enlightened: The Complete Second Season
Laura Dern's Amy Jellicoe in HBO's comedic Enlightened is a well-intentioned employee determined to make her Industrial company more responsible – and expose it as a corrupt, greedy company polluting the environment. The all-star ensemble cast includes Mike White, Luke Wilson, Molly Shannon, Dermot Mulroney and Diane Ladd.
The Mindy Project: Season One
The Office star Mindy Kaling sets out on her own with this hilarious new sitcom! She's smart. She's successful. But when it comes to finding true love, she's a work-in-progress. Meet Mindy, a single OB/GYN who wants her life to be like a romantic comedy, but just can't find the right leading man. As she attempts to balance her unpredictable workplace with some truly offbeat dating situations, Mindy soon discovers that the prescription for happiness is filled with comical side effects. Guest stars include Seth Rogen, Ed Helms and Allison Williams.
Family Ties: The Seventh and Final Season
The seventh and final season of the beloved '80s sitcom starring Michael J. Fox is now on DVD! Follow the comic adventures of motivated young republican Alex P. Keaton, at odds with his former hippie parents (Michael Gross and Meredith Baxter-Birney) and two less-than-understanding sisters (Tina Yothers and Justine Bateman) in Reagan-era America.
Hot Spot/Killing Me Softly on Blu-ray
It's a steamy, sexy double-feature with two classic thrillers on the same Blu-ray for the first time! Dennis Hopper directs The Hot Spot, which finds Don Johnson as a lowlife drifter caught up in trouble after her robs a Texas bank and gets involved with two sultry women: one bad, one innocent (Virginia Madsen and Jennifer Connelly, respectively.) In Killing Me Softly, Heather Graham and Joseph Fiennes are caught up in a whirlwind of intense erotic desire and adventure that threatens to explode when Fiennes true nature is revealed.