FOXLight – DVD Releases: Week of 4-30-2012

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This week’s FOXLight DVD roundup turns back the clock to December 31st for the release of the more-stars-than-the-heavens New Year’s Eve, with Halle Berry, Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Jon Bon Jovi and countless others coincidentally going through crises and epiphanies in New York City just before the ball drops…

A new action femme-fatale is born as former mixed martial arts fighter Gina Carano stars as a government agency op who’s double crossed and left for dead in Haywire, also starring Ewan McGregor, Channing Tatum and Michael Douglas

Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton battle to take their church choir to a national competition, and brighten up their sullen town in the process, in Joyful Noise

Madonna directs a love story set six decades apart in W.E., with Abbie Cornish as a modern day New York researcher obsessed with the story of King Edward VIII’s abdication of his throne for the woman he loved, American divorcee Wallis Simpson.  And we see that story isn’t all it was cracked up to be in flashback form with James D’Arcy and Andrea Riseborough as Edward and Wallis.

In the Music on DVD section…

Director Martin Scorsese takes us on a nearly 3 ½ hour trip through the life of George Harrison in the documentary George Harrison: Living In The Material World, painting an intriguing, and at times boring look at the icon’s life before, during and after Beatlemania…

Concerto: One Night in Central Park documents Andrea Bocelli’s free concert on the Great Lawn last September with special guests Chris Botti, Celine Dion and Tony Bennett.

New on Blu-ray

Just in time for the upcoming three-quel, Men In Black and Men In Black II arrive in hi-def…

Alicia Silverstone’s 1995 starmaker Clueless

Brad Pitt’s 1998 box office disappointment Meet Joe Black

Robert Redford’s 1972 Rocky Mountain Indian tale Jeremiah Johnson

And the Amazon-exclusive Tim Burton Collection packages Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Beetlejuice, Batman, Batman Returns, Mars Attacks!, Corpse Bride, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory together with a premium hardcover picture book.

Lastly, commercial-free TV on DVD

Cable hits Covert Affairs: Season Two…and Suits: Season One

NBC’s genealogical discovery series Who Do You Think You Are? – Season 2

Hits from the recent past Felicity: Season One and Season Two…and 10 Items or Less: The Complete Third Season

And classic TV dramas Wagon Train: The Complete Season FiveThe Virginian: The Complete Season Six…and Kojak: Season Four.

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