Denzel Washington, Kevin James and Tyler Perry all star in the FOXLight DVD Releases: Week of 2-4-2013


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Denzel Washington is the anti-Sully in this week’s FOXLight DVD release roundup, as the drinking-and-drugging pilot who saves lives but can’t save himself, in Flight.  Also starring Don Cheadle and a scene-stealing John Goodman

Kevin James is a biology teacher who aims to save his school’s music program by moonlighting as an MMA fighter in Here Comes The Boom, with Salma Hayek and Henry Winkler

Tyler Perry is a rare actor-for-hire in Alex Cross (taking over for Morgan Freeman as the young version of the James Patterson character) facing off against serial killer Matthew Fox.  Or, if you prefer classic Perry, Madea Gets a Job: The Play arrives this week as well…

Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg play high school sweethearts who get married and later grow apart in Celeste and Jesse Forever.  But, their splitting brings regrets and regrettable timing…

A world-renowned string quartet is besieged by some very rock-and-roll-like affairs and infighting in A Late Quartet, starring Christopher Walken as the terminally-diagnosed leader and Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener and Mark Ivanik as his ego-ridden bandmates…

And Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde are siblings-on-the-run from a casino heist gone horribly wrong in Deadfall, also starring Charlie Hunnam, Sissy Spacek and Kris Kristofferson.

In the Music on DVD section

Mumford & Sons cover their 2012 Colorado concert, and the story of how they got there, in The Road to Red Rocks

And Paul Williams: Still Alive documents the ‘70s singer-songwriter-superstar, whose omnipresence in the “Me Decade” led to an ‘80s burnout and a subsequent career comeback so quiet you barely notice he still exists.

New on Blu-ray

Disney’s animated classic Peter Pan celebrates its 60th Anniversary in a 3-disc Diamond Edition

Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey’s 1972 dual career-maker Cabaret

Gene Tierney in the 1944 mystery classic Laura

And Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson in the then-modern remake A Star is Born.

Commercial-free TV on DVD

Basic cable transplants: Cougar Town: The Complete Third Season…and Southland: The Complete Second, Third and Fourth Seasons Uncensored

Classic westerns: Gunsmoke: The Seventh Season, Volume 2…and The Virginian: The Complete Season Seven

UK imports: House of Cards Trilogy: The Original UK Series Remastered…and Above Suspicion: Set 2

Animated faves: Bubble Guppies: On the Job!Animaniacs: Volume 4Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Avenging Spider-Man…and Ben 10: Omniverse – A New Beginning, Vol. 1.

The FOXLight Podcast is available here each and every week for FREE, and remains your one-stop-shop for highlights of the week’s music and DVD releases.

In New York…Rob Maurer, FOX News Talk.