FOXLight – DVD Releases: Week of 8-27-2012

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Universal Studios screams, “Hey, you sunk my box office!” in this week’s FOXLight DVD release roundup.  Their attempt to turn the kids game Battleship into a big-budget blow ‘em up largely took on water, but had a handsome cast including Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker and Rihanna

Think Like a Man adapts Steve Harvey’s best-selling book in the guise of four couples using said book to gain the upper hand in their relationships.  It stars Michael Ealy, Meagan Good and Taraji P. Henson

Zac Efron is a Marine who returns from Iraq to seek out the unknown woman in a photograph that ultimately saved his life (Taylor Schilling) in The Lucky One

And The Pirates! Band of Misfits comes from the makers of Chicken Run and features the voice of Hugh Grant as a pirate seeking to beat his rivals, Jeremy Piven and Salma Hayek, in his quest for the coveted award for Pirate of the Year.

In the Music on DVD section…

The Beach Boys‘ document of their smash reunion tour, The Beach Boys 50: Doin’ It Again

Queen: Greatest Video Hits collects 33 promotional videos from the classic glam rockers on 2 DVDs, each remixed in surround sound…

And Etta James: Live at Montreux 1975-1993 cherry picks her greatest performances over 18 years at the legendary Swiss Jazz festival.

New on Blu-ray

The film adaptation of The Who’s rock opera Quadrophenia joins the Criterion Collection

And Universal continues their 100th Anniversary hi-def rollout with the studio hits Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, Harvey, Airport, Scarface and Out of Africa, each in Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy combo packs.

Finally, commercial-free TV on DVD

Hit cable dramas Sons of Anarchy: Season FourWalking Dead: The Complete Second SeasonHomeland: The Complete First SeasonIn Plain Sight: Season Five – The Final Season…and Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Second Season

Broadcast faves Once Upon A Time: The Complete First Season…and Two and a Half Men: The Complete Ninth Season

Reality trainwreck Jersey Shore: Season Five – Uncensored

And TV classic The Streets of San Francisco: Season 4, Volume 1 & 2.

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




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