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DVD Update 7/15/14 (How the West was Won Season 2, Pretty Little Liars Season Four)

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How the West was Won: The Complete Season Two (Available on DVD July 15th, 2014)

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How the West Was Won: The Complete Second Season follows the members of the Macahan family as they continue their daily struggles to survive and thrive in the wild American frontier.  From being chased by the law to run-ins with the Army and conflicts with foreign visitors, their stories are played out against a realistic recreation of the American West in that lusty, hard-hitting period when laws were frequently broken and progress was charted by individual suffering and survival.

Life in the Colorado wilderness test the Macahans to the limit. The frontier adventure continues as hardened mountainman and patriarch Zeb (James Arness) gets caught in the middle of a war between the Sioux tribe and the U.S. Army, while eldest Macahan son – and still fugitive – Luke (Bruce Boxleitner) finds something more dangerous than the vengeful lawmen chasing him: a lethal gang of ex-Confederate gold robbers. Aunt Molly Culhane (Fionnula Flanagan) joins the family, bringing Irish grit and an open heart to the Macahan children and homestead. Packed with vivid supporting characters played by an impressive array of Hollywood greats (including Ricardo Montalban in an Emmy-winning performance), this 6-disc, 14-part season set delivers entertainment as expansive as the open froniter!

 

Pretty Little Liars: The Complete Fourth Season (Available on DVD June 3rd, 2014)

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Get ready for more twists and thrills when Warner Home Entertainment Group releases Pretty Little Liars: The Complete Fourth Season on DVD June 3, 2014 — just in time for the season five premiere on ABC Family. Pretty Little Liars stars Troian Bellisario (Lauren, JAG), Ashley Benson (Spring Breakers, Eastwick), Tyler Blackburn (Ravenswood, Brave New World), Lucy Hale (Scream 4, Privileged), Ian Harding (NCIS: Los Angeles), Laura Leighton (Melrose Place), Shay Mitchell (Aaron Stone), Janel Parrish (Celeste and Jesse Forever, Bratz) and Sasha Pieterse (Heroes, X-Men: First Class).

In the aftermath of Season Three’s mysterious lodge fire, Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer turn to a surprising new ally to help them discover what happened that night, all while trying to uncloak Red Coat. But when a new corpse appears in Rosewood, the girls are drawn into yet another murder investigation, one that puts a cloud of suspicion around them and their friends and family. With “A” lurking in the shadows and feeling that Alison is closer than ever, the Liars grow bolder int heir detective work – and in the stories they tell to cover up their secrets! Based on Sara Shepard’s best-selling book series.

The five-disc set contains all 24 episodes from the fourth season, plus all-new special features, including the featurette “Unhooding Red Coat: Alison is Alive!” “Confessions of ‘A’ Lair,” and “Pretty Little Scenes.” The set also contains a bonus recap episode and unaired scenes.

Falling Skies: The Complete Third Season (available on 2-disc Blu-ray + Digital HD Ultraviolet and 3-disc DVD June 3rd, 2014)

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TNT’s alien-invasion saga from DreamWorks Television, TNT Productions and executive producer Steven Spielberg, will return to Blu-ray™ and DVD with its complete third season on June 3. The two-disc Falling Skies: The Complete Third Season Blu-ray™ and three-disc DVD set will include all 10 episodes from the action-packed drama’s third season, as well as more than two hours of special features.

The show opens seven months after the 2nd Mass arrived in Charleston. In the interim, Tom has been elected as president of New Charleston, but he has his hands full as the struggle for humanity’s survival continues. The resistance now faces an enemy who has become more resourceful, more pervasive, and even more merciless. But the 2nd Mass my have an upper hand when they are joined by powerful new alien allies. Now they have the universe on their side when those from another world fight to free Earth. No more running, no more retreating. Now is the time for the humans to stand their ground. Now is the time to fight.

Special Features include “Warrior Poet: Creating the Character and Emotion of Cochise,” “Karen: The Overlord Next Door” (both featurettes on specific characters and personas), behind-the-scenes and making-of featurettes with the cast and crew, all episodes of “2nd Watch Hosted by Wil Wheaton” and the standard English and Portuguese language tracks and English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Thai subtitles. Additionally, the Blu-ray release will also be available for Ultraviolet Digital HD download. Oddly, the Blu-ray doesn’t contain any extra special features. Falling Skies: The Complete Third Season comes just in time for the season four premiere, which is slated to launch exclusively on TNT on June 22 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT).

 

 

Sophia Grace & Rosie’s Royal Adventure (available on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, with Digital HD Ultraviolet on May 20th, 2014)

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The super-cute, talented two-some of Sophia Grace and Rosie sang and danced their way to stardom on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Now you can see the little, lovable performers in their first original live-action movie! Following the success of their first book, “Tea Time with Sophia Grace & Rosie,” these pint-sized stars are sure to knock your socks off in their first movie, which includes marvelous bonus features.

The girls are sent to Switzelvania by The Ellen DeGeneres Show as special correspondents to cover the coronation of a new queen. Once there, they encounter three very different princesses competing for the throne. Together, Sophia Grace & Rosie hatch a royal plot to help the best candidate win. Grab your microphone, put on your best tiara, and go on a splendidly fun-filled, exciting adventure fit for a princess!

DVD BONUS FEATURES INCLUDE:

•    Pink! Pink! Pink! The Story of Pink (on set and off, the girls indulge in their love of the color pink with fun facts)
•    The Royal Music Jam: Laying Down The Beats with Sophia Grace & Rosie (sing along with the girls for the “Royal Adventure” songs)
•    Ellen’s Favorite Tea Times Moments (join Sophia Grace & Rosie as they look back at some of their favorite moments on The Ellen DeGeneres Show)
•    Outtakes And Bloopers (a funny compilation of the girls and the cast flubbing lines and getting the giggles on set)

 

 

Napoleon Dynamite 10th Anniversary Edition (available on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack on February 4th, 2014)

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In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Napoleon Dynamite comes this fuzzy, collectible, liger-fur Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack with a locker-full of special features that are more fun than big sleeves and extra tots!

Napoleon Dynamite is a new kind of hero, complete with a tight fro, sweet moon boots, and skills that can’t be topped. Napoleon spends his days drawing mythical beasts, duking it out with his brother Kip and avoiding his scheming Uncle Rico. When two new friends enter Napoleon’s life – shy Deb and mustachioed Pedro – the trio launches a campaign to elect Pedro for class president and make the student body’s wildest dreams come true. But if Pedro is to beat stuck-up Summer, Napoleon will have to unleash his secret weapon…

Special Features include a commentary track by director/co-writer Jared Hess, actor Jon Heder and producer Jeremy Coon; five deleted scenes with commentary by director/co-writer Jared Hess, actor Jon Heder and producer Jeremy Coon; a Stills Gallery, the “Fan Club Piece” easter egg, a featurette on the making of the wedding of the century, the theatrical feature in both high-def on the Blu-ray and standard definition on the DVD,  a pan-and-scan version of the film, and duplicated special features in the Full Screen format. The box is also particularly amusing, as it is covered in a Liger fur slipcover with a cardboard digipack interior.



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