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Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: Magic in the Moonlight

30 September 2014 10:43 AM, PDT

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 16, 2014; Digital Release Date: Dec. 2, 2014

Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray $34.99

Studio: Sony

Emma Stone and Colin Firth in Magic in the Moonlight

Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) and Emma Stone (Easy A) star in the 2014 romantic comedy Magic in the Moonlight is the 44th feature film—44th!!!—written and directed by Woody Allen (Blue Jasmine).

Acclaimed magician Stanley Crawford (Firth), has dazzled audiences across Europe with feats of supernatural amazement, but when it comes to explaining the inexplicable, Stanley is a dedicated skeptic. Enter Sophie Baker (Stone), psychic, soothsayer, and stunning seductress. As Stanley and Sophie embark on misadventures up and down the French Riviera, will they discover proof of a world beyond the laws of physics or have they fallen under the sway of a more earthly chemistry?

Also featuring Marcia Gay Harden (A Cat in Paris), Hamish Linklater (Lola Versus), and Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom »

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Blu-ray 3D, DVD, Digital Release: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

30 September 2014 9:56 AM, PDT

Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 2, 2014; Digital Release Date: Nov. 11, 2014

Price: DVD $29.99, Blu-ray $39.99, Blu-ray 3D $49.99

Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Gary Oldman (Lawless), Andy Serkis (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey), Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) and Keri Russell (Austenland) star in the science fiction action drama Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the second chapter in the recent reboot of the Planet of the Apes franchise.

It is 2026, and humanity has been pushed to near extinction by a deadly virus. When a group of survivors desperate to find a new source of power travel into the woods near San Francisco, they discover a highly evolved community of intelligent apes led by Caesar (Serkis). The two species form a fragile peace but dissention grows and the groups find themselves hurtling toward all-out war.

Fans and critics embraced Dawn, which grossed an ass-kicking $210 million at the domestic box office. »

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DVD Release: The Wonder Years: The Complete Series

29 September 2014 2:14 PM, PDT

DVD Release Date: Oct. 7, 2014

Price: DVD $249.95

Studio: StarVista/Time Life

The highly anticipated arrival of The Wonder Years: The Complete Series on DVD is upon us!

Premiering after the 1988 Super Bowl, the beloved Wonder Years captured the hearts of audiences and critics alike with the trials and tribulations of young Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage) as he enters junior high and grows up during the late 60s and early 70s. From his first kiss with Winnie Cooper (Danica McKellar) to his friendship with Paul Pfeiffer (Josh Saviano) and the ups and downs of the Arnold family, fans shared in laughter, love, loss, and above all, wonder.

Never before released in its entirety on DVD, the complete series arrives housed in a collectible metal locker like those at Kennedy Junior High (Go Wildcats!). The locker includes two notebooks with detailed episode information, production photos, and all 115 episodes plus over 23 hours of bonus features on 26 DVDs. »

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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Iguana

29 September 2014 10:14 AM, PDT

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 7, 2014

Price: DVD $24.95, Blu-ray $29.95

Studio: Raro Video/Kino

Everett McGill is the 19th Century sailor known as Iguana

Everett McGill (TV’s Twin Peaks) stars in Monte Hellman’s (Road to Nowhere, The Shooting) strange, rarely-seen 1988 adventure film Iguana.

McGill portrays a grotesquely disfigured harpooner known as “Iguana,” who is severely mistreated by his fellow sailors on a whaling ship in the 19th century. One night, Iguana escapes and takes up residence on a remote island, where he makes himself the absolute ruler declares war on mankind. Anyone unfortunate enough to wind up on the island with Iguana is then subjected to his cruel tyranny….

Awarded the Filmcritica “Bastone Bianco” Award (Special Mention) at the Venice Film Festival, Iguana also features Michael Madsen (The Brazen Bull), Fabio Testi (Letters to Juliet) and Maru Valdivieso in its cast.

Bonus features on the Blu-ray and DVD include a »

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