FOXLight – DVD Releases: Week of 4-9-2012

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Meryl Streep’s first Oscar® winning performance in almost 30 years leads the pack of DVD releases in this week’s FOXLight.  Hard to believe, but the much nominated Streep hadn’t won a trophy since 1982’s Sophie’s Choice.  But, her turn as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady broke that losing streak, and was much deserved…

Aliens always seem to attack America in the movies, but this time they travel eastward to pummel Moscow in The Darkest HourEmile Hirsch, Max Minghella and Olivia Thirlby are among four Americans stranded in Russia when the invasion begins in this Cloverfield-like action-er…

New on Blu-ray

The 1951 drama that won Oscars® for everyone but star Marlon Brando, A Streetcar Named Desire

Meg Ryan and Hugh Jackman in the 2001 time traveler Kate & Leopold

Uma Thurman in the 1996 take on Cyrano de Bergerac, The Truth About Cats and Dogs

The 2000 romantic time waster Bounce, with Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow

Johnny Depp thinking he’s the world’s greatest lover in 1995’s Don Juan Demarco

And a lesser known post-Bond Sean Connery drama, 1975’s The Terrorists

Last but never least, commercial-free TV on DVD

One Tree Hill: The Complete Ninth and Final Season

Two more Doctor Who sets: The Daemons, and Carnival of Monsters: Special Edition

And a slew of selections from TV’s past…

Laverne & Shirley: The Fifth Season

Adam 12: The Final Season

Rod Serling’s other anthology series, Night Gallery: Season Three

And Complete Series sets featuring every episode of Logan’s Run, and the massive Limited Edition of Dark Shadows: The Complete Original Series – stored, of course, in a miniature coffin.

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In New York…I’m Rob Maurer, FOX News Talk.