FOXLight – DVD Releases: Week of 8-20-2012

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Sasha Baron Cohen goes scripted in this week’s FOXLight DVD release roundup.  After the free-form and largely ad-libbed mockumentaries Borat and Brüno, Cohen stars as a North African Admiral kidnapped and stranded in New York in The Dictator.  The laughs come from his trying to adapt to the “American Dream”, and stars Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley and many surprise cameos…

Jack Black is a beloved, small town funeral director who befriends a sour, but affluent widow (Shirley MacLaine) in Bernie.  When it’s reported the widow herself has been dead for some time, all fingers point to Bernie…

The dissolution of a marriage is depicted in endless films, but in A Separation, the failing marriage in question is in modern day Iran…

The true life adventures of a young chimp named Oscar and his family are covered, and narrated by Tim Allen, in DisneyNature’s Chimpanzee.

And Disney leads the pack of features New on Blu-ray

No less than five Disney favorites go hi-def: The Rescuers: 35th Anniversary Edition, paired with The Rescuers Down UnderPocahontas is paired up with Pocahontas II: Journey To A New World…and The Aristocats, The Tigger Movie, and Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure round out the pack…

Also out is 1983’s War Games…1995’s Mallrats…and Good Will Hunting returns in a 15th Anniversary Edition.

Finally a hefty dose of commercial-free TV on DVD

NCIS: The Ninth Season…and its companion NCIS: Los Angeles – The Third Season

Two victory laps for The Closer: The Complete Seventh and Final Season…and House M.D.: Season Eight – The Final Season

ABC’s Revenge: The Complete First Season

CBS comedy Mike & Molly: The Complete Second Season

TV classic Perry Mason: Season 7, Volume 1

And animated faves Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Season 1, Vol. 1The Adventures of Tintin: Season ThreeThe Super Hero Squad Show: The Infinity Gauntlet – Volume 4…and Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation.

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