FOXLight – DVD Releases: Week of 9-17-2012

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A wild college weekend away turns horrific – or is that horror-ific – in this week’s FOXLight DVD release roundup.  An isolated cabin shared by Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth and friends is actually being controlled by unseen technicians in the Joss Whedon-produced horror send-up The Cabin in the Woods

Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson and Judi Dench are British retirees who get wooed to spend their retirement years in less expensive India in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.  Once there, they soon realize it’s not even half as luxurious as advertised…

And Katy Perry: Part of Me – The Movie is part-concert film, part-backstage documentary of her tour and her life, including a glimpse of her then-crumbling marriage to actor Russell Brand

Hugh Dancy is Mortimer Granville, the 19th Century inventor of the world’s first electromechanical vibrating machine that ignited a sexual revolution – in the name of medical science (wink, wink) – in Hysteria. Also starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Rupert Everett.

In the Music on DVD section…

The recently unearthed Michael Jackson London concert that was discussed in the music release blog and podcast (as a part of the Bad 25 reissue) is also available on its own as Michael Jackson Live at Wembley – July 16, 1988

The 2011 Paul Simon concert discussed in the music release blog is available visually, sans CD, as Paul Simon: Live in New York City

And Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap is Ice-T’s documentary journey into the depth of the genre, from its humble inception, through its changing sounds and subject matter, on up to its continued relevance and dominance today.

New on Blu-ray

Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures compiles all four Harrison Ford vehicles, all in sparkling hi-def…

Just ahead of trick or treat time, 1981’s Halloween II and the following year’s Halloween III: Season of the Witch, each in Collector’s Editions

The Unrated Director’s Cut of the Al Pacino/Keanu Reeves hit The Devil’s Advocate

1994’s salute to Bela Lugosi and the man that made him a star, Ed Wood

And the 1997 Michael Douglas/Sean Penn suspenser The Game, which joins the Criterion Collection.

Finally, commercial-free TV on DVD

Hit dramas: Supernatural: The Complete Seventh SeasonThe Mentalist: The Complete Fourth SeasonBody of Proof: The Complete Second SeasonHawaii Five-0: The Second Season…and Army Wives: Season Six, Part One

Current comedies: Modern Family: The Complete Third Season…and Suburgatory: The Complete First Season

And from TV’s past: Rawhide: The Fifth Season, Volumes 1 & 2Get a Life: The Complete Series…and Steve Martin: The Television Stuff, compiling all of his classic cable and network specials, SNL appearances and lots more.

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