A real, um, fake American hero leads this week's FOXLight DVD release roundup.
G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra brings the action figure crew to celluloid, with Channing Tatum as Duke and Marlon Wayans as Ripcord, in pursuit of the evil Cobra, the evil organization out to destroy the world, while under the command of Dennis Quaid as General Hawk. Game on!
Needless remake The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 has John Travolta as the gang leader who takes a NYC subway train hostage, and Denzel Washington as the dispatcher who tries to bring him down. Seek out the 1974 original, with Robert Shaw and Walter Matthau instead. You'll thank me.
And knee-high alien invaders are being battled by kids on a family vacation, all under the nose of their clueless parents, in Aliens In The Attic.
Also out this week...
I Love You, Beth Cooper follows Paul Rust as a high school valedictorian who spent his entire educational career playing it safe and boring...right up till the end, when he finally professes his love for Hayden Panettiere. Then all the bad gets unleashed. Also starring Cynthia Stevenson and co-star of another coming-of-age flick, Ferris Bueller's Day Off's Alan Ruck.
And TV shows premiering on DVD this week include:
Animated Star Wars filler The Clone Wars: Complete Season 1
Animated Disney classic Zorro: The Complete 1st Season, and Zorro: The Complete 2nd Season, each in limited edition collector's tins
Comedy classic Here's Lucy: Season 2
The tape can finally self-destruct, with Mission: Impossible: The 7th and Final Season
The Rockford Files: The Movie Collection, Vol. 1 collects 4 post-series reunion movies, with James Garner as the iconic anti-hero
Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...: Season 1, the IFC cable interview show with guests including Elton John, Norah Jones and The Police
And two very different complete series sets: rough and raw crime drama The Shield: The Complete Series Collection; and Jim Henson's other furry crew of oddballs Fraggle Rock: Complete Series Collection
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In New York...I'm Rob Maurer, FOX News Talk!