FOXLight – DVD Releases: Week of 9-24-2012

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The superhero movie to end all superhero movies leads this week’s FOXLight DVD roundup.  Marvel icons Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor and others join forces against Nick Fury to save the world in The Avengers.  Battling for screen time is Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johansson

A group of college students including Greta Gerwig, Analeigh Tipton and Carrie MacLemore seek to help depressed fellow students via a program of good hygiene and musical dance numbers in director Whit Stillman’s first movie since 1998, Damsels in Distress

Adult animation faves include an aging Bruce Wayne coming out of retirement in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1…and the RE6 prequel, Resident Evil: Damnation.

In the Music on DVD section…

Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender is a documentary covering the life of the legendary Queen front-man and his life and projects outside of the Queen universe…

The story behind the storied “Basement Tapes” is revealed in Bob Dylan and The Band: Down in the Flood, featuring rare footage and the first interview with Band-mate Garth Hudson in over a decade…

And the French television broadcast archives are opened for three rarities: Diana Ross:  Paris 1968The Kinks: Paris 1965…and The Yardbirds: Paris 1966-1968 – The Lost Tapes.

New on Blu-ray

Bond 50: The Complete 22 Film Collection features every official James Bond film from Dr. No through Quantum of Solace, and Sean Connery through Daniel Craig

1982’s Eating Raoul joins the Criterion Collection

And leading into election season: 1995’s The American President and 1993’s Dave.

Finally, commercial-free TV on DVD

Broadcast faves: Desperate Housewives: The Complete Eighth and Final Season…Gossip Girl: The Complete Fifth Season…Family Guy: Volume Ten…Law & Order: SVU – Year Thirteen…and the trifecta CSI: The Twelfth Season…CSI: NY – The Eighth Season…and CSI: Miami – The Final Season

Cable hits: American Horror Story: The Complete First Season…Key & Peele: Season 1…and Portlandia: Season Two

And from TV’s past:  Touched By An Angel: The Sixth Season…and Complete Series sets featuring every single episode of Charlie’s Angels…Rescue Me…and Van Dyke & Company.

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