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Liam Neeson, Woody Allen and Maggie Gyllenhaal star in the FOXLight DVD Releases: Week of 1-14-2013

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Liam Neeson becomes embroiled in another kidnapping case – his own – in this week’s FOXLight DVD release roundup.  Neeson and wife Famke Janssen are taken hostage as revenge for saving their daughter in Taken 2.  Now, that daughter must save them…

Woody Allen’s latest, To Rome With Love features Ellen Page, Jesse Eisenberg, Penelope Cruz, Alec Baldwin and himself living through various schemes, foibles and farces in the most romantic city in the world…

Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick see their daughter consumed by a yard sale trinket that contains a dislocated spirit in The Possession

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis are mothers fighting bureaucracy to transform and save a failing inner-city school in Won’t Back Down

Marie Antoinette’s final days before the French Revolution is the basis for Farewell, My Queen, starring Diane Kruger as the soon to be headless monarch.

New on Blu-ray

Director John Ford’s early masterpiece How Green Was My Valley

Montgomery Clift and Lee Remick in Wild River

Peter Lorre’s The Man Who Knew Too Much joins the Criterion Collection

And two Woody Allen classics: 1986’s Hannah And Her Sisters and 1973’s Sleeper.

Commercial-free TV on DVD

BBC imports:  Merlin: The Complete Fourth SeasonWaking The Dead: Season SevenBeing Human: Season Four…and Last of the Summer Wine: Vintage 1997

TV Classics:  Perry Mason: Season 8, Volume 2Simon & Simon: The Final Season…and The Jackson 5ive: The Complete Animated Series

Cancelled cast-offs:  Men of a Certain Age: The Complete Second Season…and ¡Rob! – The DVD Edition

And Cable faves:  Life’s Too Short: The Complete First Season…and SpongeBob SquarePants: Extreme Kah-Rah-Tay!

The FOXLight Podcast has all the week’s big music and DVD releases, week in and week out, and it’s FREE.  Get it here.

In New York…Rob Maurer, FOX News Talk.




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