JUNE 1
Life (Blu-ray)
From the BBC and the Discovery Channel, producers of Planet Earth and The Blue Planet: Seas of Life, comes the newest landmark natural history series, Life. In Planet Earth, they brought you the world as you’ve never seen it before. Now, get closer with Life. Four years in the making, filmed over 3000 days across every continent and in every habitat, with breathtaking new high definition filming techniques not available for Planet Earth, Life presents 130 incredible stories from the frontiers of the natural world, 54 of which have never been filmed before. This 11-part series narrated by Oprah Winfrey captures unprecedented sequences and demonstrates the spectacular and extraordinary tactics animals and plants have developed to stay alive.

Special features include: “Life on location,” a collection of 10 behind the scenes video diaries showing efforts of the filmmaking team; deleted scenes; and “music only” viewing option. (Warner Home Video)

Aqua Teen Hunger Force – Volume 7 (DVD)
Aqua Teen Hunger Force returns to the air for its 7th season on Adult Swim. Fans of the surreal animated comedy series will find Frylock, Meatwad, and Master Shake are still grappling with the bizarre and absurd down by the Jersey Shore.

Special features include: “The making of 12 minutes of television that changed television for 12 minutes”; “Rubberman: Behind the Scenes”; “Dumb down your smart phone”; “Terror phone II: The legend of Rakenstein”; and “Live action Carl: The Dave Long story: Shave your head, grow a mustache and gain 80 lbs for a shot at fame.” (Warner Home Video)

Kelly’s Heroes/Where the Eagles Dare (Blu-ray)
Kelly’s Heroes (1970): Clint Eastwood stars as a disillusioned American World War II private who learns about a fortune in gold bars behind German lines. When he leads an offbeat group in a dash through enemy-held territory on a purely selfish quest, he is mistaken for a hero by the military in this dark comedy.
Where the Eagles Dare (1969): During WW2, a British aircraft is shot down and crashes in Nazi held territory. The Germans capture the only survivor, an American General, and take him to the nearest SS headquarters. Unknown to the Germans, the General has full knowledge of the D-Day operation. The British decide the General must not be allowed to divulge any details of the Normandy landing and order Major John Smith (Richard Burton) to lead a crack commando team to rescue him. Amongst the team is an American Ranger, Lieutenant Schaffer (Clint Eastwood), who is puzzled by his inclusion in an all British operation. When one of the team dies after the parachute drop, Schaffer suspects that Smith’s mission has a much more secret objective.

Special features include: trailers and “On location: Where the Eagles Dare.” (Warner Home Video)

The Enforcer/Sudden Impact (Blu-ray)
The way SFPD cop Harry Callahan sees it, there are already two strikes against a new partner who’s a rookie and female. But Harry (Clint Eastwood) will see things differently as he and officer Kate Moore (Tyne Daly) take on homegrown terrorists in The Enforcer. Harry straps on his shoulder holster again for Sudden Impact, stalking a crime victim (Sondra Locke) whose murderous spree of revenge puts his own ideas of justice to the test.

Special features include: The Enforcer: commentary by director James Fargo; “The Business End: Violence in Cinema”; “Harry Callahan/Clint Eastwood: Something special in films” trailer gallery. Sudden Impact: commentary by historian/Eastwood biographer Richard Schickel and “The Evolution of Clint Eastwood.” (Warner Home Video)

JUNE 8
Caddyshack (Blu-ray)
The greenskeeper (Bill Murray) is about to start World War III – against a gopher. The judge plays to win but his nubile niece has her mind set on scoring her own way. The playboy shoots perfect golf by pretending he is the ball. And the country club loudmouth just doubled a $20,000 bet on a 10-foot putt. Insanity? No. Caddyshack. Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight and Murray tee off for a side-splitting round of fairway foolishness that does for golf what Animal House did for college fraternities and Police Academy did for law enforcement.

Special features include: “Bio Caddyshack: The inside story,” feature-length 30th anniversary documentary with cast and creators; and “Caddyshack: The 19th hole,” retrospective featurette. (Warner Home Video)

JUNE 15
The Book of Eli (Blu-ray)
Eli (Denzel Washington) walks alone in post-apocalyptic America. He heads west along the Highway of Death on a mission he doesn’t fully understand but knows he must complete. In his backpack is the last copy of a book that could become the wellspring of a revived society – or in the wrong hands, the hammer of a despot. Eli keeps his blade sharp and his survival instincts sharper as his quest thrusts him into a savage wasteland and explosive conflict with a resourceful warlord (Gary Oldman) set on possessing the book.

Special features include: “Starting Over,” explores the role we might play in reshaping society after a global catastrophe; “Eli’s Journey,” probes the historical and mythological roots of the film’s central themes; “The Book of Eli soundtrack,” co-director Allen Hughes and composer Atticus Ross compare notes about the soundtrack’s construction and deconstruction; additional scenes; “A Lost Tale: Billy,” an animated short covering Carnegie’s backstory; and a digital copy. (Warner Home Video)

Sanctuary – Season 2 (Blu-ray)
The enigmatic Dr. Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping) and the Sanctuary team – forensic psychiatrist Dr. Will Zimmerman (Robin Dunne), tech expert Henry Foss (Ryan Robbins), professional con artist Kate Freelander (Agam Darsh) and the unpredictable John Druitt (Christopher Heyerdahl) – are back on their quest to study and protect the strange and terrifying creatures that secretly populate our world.

Special features include: commentary on all 13 episodes with cast and crew; several making-of featurettes; an anatomy of an episode; Dunne’s video diaries; Sanctuary goes to Comic Con; bloopers and outtakes; and photo gallery. (E1 Entertainment)

Youth in Revolt (DVD)
Cool but geeky Nick Twisp’s (Michael Cera) life is turned upsded down when he Sheeni (Portia Doubleday), the girl of his dreams. With her encouragement, Nick develops a rebellious alter ego: Francois. With his moustache and aviators, dangerous Francois will stop at nothing to be with Sheeni.

Special features include: commentary with director Miguel Arteta and Cera; deleted scenes; and rehearsal footage. (Alliance Films)

JUNE 22
The Last Station (DVD)
The film recounts the drama of the final year in the life of great Russian writer, Leo Tolstoy.
Having renounced his title and property, Tolstoy (Christopher Plummer) makes plans to donate his royalties to the Russian people, supported by his trusted disciple Chertkov (Paul Giamatti). Tolstoy’s outraged wife (Helen Mirren) wages a one-woman war to challenge her husband’s extreme act of idealism. Valentin (James McAvoy) is the novelist’s worshipful assistant, whose romance with a free-spirited young woman puts Tolstoy’s notion of ideal love to the ultimate test.

Special features include: commentaries with Plummer, Mirren and director Michael Hoffman; deleted scenes and outtakes. (Sony Home Entertainment)

Remember Me (Blu-ray)
Tyler (Robert Pattinson) is a rebellious young man in New York City who has a strained relationship with his father (Pierce Brosnan) ever since tragedy separated their family. Tyler didn’t think anyone could possibly understand what he was going through until he met Ally (Emilie de Ravin) through an unusual twist of fate. Love was the last thing on his mind, but he begins to fall for her. Through their love, he begins to find happiness and meaning in his life. But soon, hidden secrets are revealed, and the circumstances that brought them together slowly threaten to tear them apart.

Special features include: commentary with director Allen Coulter and cast; and a making-of featurette. (E1 Entertainment)

A Star is Born (Blu-ray)
Judy Garland had no better showcase of her formidable singing and acting talent than as the title “star” of this moving, memorable classic directed by George Cukor. As a band singer discovered and guided to heights of success by an alcoholic ex-matinee idol (James Mason), she performs one superb song after another (most by Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin) in a production that exhilarates with its craft and style even as its story moves toward a heartbreaking finale.

Special features include: deleted scenes and alternate filmings of four musical numbers and one dramatic sequence; over an hour of rare recording session music and a vintage radio show; the Hollywood premiere telecast and newsreel; 1954 studio exhibitor reel; expanded post-premiere Coconut Grove party footage; trailers; and 40-page booklet with photos and production history. (Warner Home Video)

Time Bandits (DVD)
Who are the Time Bandits? Where do they come from and how much do they cost? They are timeless yet always late; immortal, yet destructible; capable of intergalactic, inter-cosmic travel, yet unable to tie their own shoelaces. Six cheeky dwarves steal a precious map showing a series of time holes scattered across the universe enabling them to travel back in time. Whilst visiting the past, they cause havoc and rob famous historical figures of their riches in the process. Watching from afar is the Evil Genius, who will stop at nothing to get his hands on their map for his own evil purpose. With 11 year old Kevin in tow, a great time travelling adventure ensues, full of superb make believe characters and very famous faces.

Special features include: 18-mintue interview with director Terry Gilliam. (Alliance Films)

Tom and Jerry: Deluxe Anniversary Edition (DVD)
The world’s favorite cat and mouse celebrate 7 decades of mischief and mayhem in the Tom and Jerry 70th Anniversary Collection.

Special features include: “Much Ado about Tom and Jerry,” a retrospective look at one of animation’s greatest teams – from early days to award-winning glory. (Warner Home Video)

JUNE 27
Espion(s) (DVD)
Vincent (Guillaume Canet) is a brilliant and reclusive young man who rejects a conventional and stable life to become a bag boy at an airport. He takes things here and there from the suitcases along with his co-worker. But when a diplomat’s bag explodes in his colleague’s face and violently kills him, the game comes to an end. When the French Secret Services gets involved in the case, Vincent is cornered into executing a mission in London under a secret identity: investigating a British businessman, Peter Burton, suspected of illicit trafficking. The key lies in seducing Burton’s beautiful but vulnerable French wife, Claire (Géraldine Pailhas). But who will fall prey to whom?

Special features include: none. (E1 Entertainment)

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