“Rosemary’s Baby”: Director Roman Polanski’s 1968 horror film, about a pregnant woman (Mia Farrow) who becomes increasingly concerned about the child growing within her, is a genre classic. The Criterion Collection is delivering this high-definition restoration just a day before Halloween, making it a perfect choice for holiday parties.
“Americano”: Mathieu Demy wrote, directed and stars in this drama about a man surprised by what he finds when he travels from Europe to Los Angeles to settle the estate of his deceased mother. Salma Hayek also stars.
“The Carol Burnett Show” – The Ultimate Collection: In September, Time Life released a variety of two-disc DVD sets loaded with episodes of the Carol Burnett comedy show. Now, the distributor is trotting out the 22-disc Ultimate Collection. It features 50 episodes that that were hand picked by Burnett. It also has more than 20 hours of extras and a 20-page book, making it a nice Christmas gift for the true fan. Time Life is only selling this massive set online at www.carolondvd.com.
“Copper”: First 10 episodes of the BBC drama about a police officer working the streets of New York City during the American Civil War. Tom Weston-Jones, Kyle Schmid, Anastasia Griffith and Franka Potente star.
“Metalocalypse – Season IV”: Twelve episodes of the animated series about a heavy metal band called Dethklok. The voice cast includes show creators Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha, and the fourth season features guest appearances by Dweezil Zappa, Jon Hamm, Werner Herzog and others.
“Chuck” – The Complete Series: This espionage dramedy was constantly in danger of cancellation during its run on NBC. Still, it lasted five seasons, each one of them outstanding. Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez and Adam Baldwin star.
“The Streets of San Francisco” – Season 5, Volumes 1 & 2: Paramount brings the final 24 episodes of this 1970s police drama to video with two separate sets, each one containing 12 episodes. Karl Malden stars as detective Mike Stone and Richard Hatch plays his partner, Dan Robbins.