DVD and Blu-ray movie reviews

By Forrest Hartman

“Peace, Love & Misunderstanding”: When a serious-minded Manhattan lawyer (Catherine Keener) learns that her husband wants a divorce, she packs up her two kids and goes to stay with her hippie mother (Jane Fonda). The experience changes the entire family. Directed by Bruce Beresford.

“Cinderella”: Disney is opening its vaults and bringing this beloved 1950 fairy tale to Blu-ray for the first time. Fans have several purchase options, the most elaborate being a six-disc boxed set that also includes “Cinderella 2” and “Cinderella 3.”

“The Lady”: Director Luc Besson (“The Fifth Element,” “La Femme Nikita”) tells the story of Aung San Suu Kyi, the real-life Burmese politician who faced personal hardship in her struggle to bring democracy to her country. Michelle Yeoh and David Thewlis star.

“Hart of Dixie” – The Complete First Season: This CW dramedy follows the life of a young, New York surgeon (Rachel Bilson) who goes to work as a small-town general practitioner after her career aspirations are smashed. Jaime King, Wilson Bethel and Cress Williams also star.

Universal Classic Monsters – The Essential Collection: With Christmas approaching, movie studios are rolling out some impressive boxed sets. This collection includes eight Universal horror films on Blu-ray: “Dracula” (1931), “Frankenstein” (1931), “The Mummy” (1932), “The Invisible Man” (1933), “Bride of Frankenstein” (1935), “The Wolf Man” (1941), “Phantom of the Opera” (1943 and “Creature from the Black Lagoon” (1954).

“David Blaine – Decade of Magic”: This multi-disc set collects all three of magician David Blaine’s television specials, allowing fans to relive his amazing feats.

“Iron Sky”: Science-fiction feature imagining a world where the Nazis constructed a space station on the moon in the waning days of World War II. Their goal? To regroup and take over the Earth in 2018. Christopher Kirby, Udo Kier, Gotz Otto and Julia Dietze star. Directed by Timo Vuorensola.

“Tom and Jerry – Robin Hood and his Merry Mouse”: New animated film in which Tom the cat and Jerry the mouse offer a new twist on the Robin Hood fable.

“Pet Sematary”: Blu-ray debut of the 1989 Stephen King film about a family that moves to a country home next to a pet cemetery, eventually releasing great evil on the world. Dale Midkiff, Fred Gwynne and Denise Crosby star. Directed by Mary Lambert.

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