Home Video Releases: Game of Thrones, On the Waterfront, Monsters Inc and more

Home Video Releases: Game of Thrones, On the Waterfront, Monsters Inc and more

“Anna Karenina”: Director Joe Wright’s film adaptation of the beloved Leo Tolstoy novel about a married Russian socialite (Keira Knightley) who has an affair with a wealthy count (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). The film received an Oscar nomination for its score, plus three nominations in technical categories: cinematography, costume design and production design. Jude Law also stars.

“Game of Thrones” – The Complete Second Season: The first season of this HBO drama was a massive hit when released on home video. Now, fans can dip into the next 10 episodes of the Emmy Award-winning series. The plot, which is based on the fantasy novels of George R.R. Martin, centers on a power struggle between seven noble families. Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke and Jack Gleeson star.

attlestar Galactica“Battlestar Galactica – Blood & Chrome”: Feature-length prequel to the 2004 “Battlestar Galactica” TV series. The science-fiction action centers on young Captain William Adama (Luke Pasqualino) as he battles robots in the first Cylon war. Ben Cotton and Lili Bordan also star.

“On the Waterfront”: The Criterion Collection is delivering a digitally restored version of director Elia Kazan’s seminal 1954 drama about a longshoreman (Marlon Brando) forced to choose whether or not to turn against his corrupt union bosses. Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb and Rod Steiger star.

“Monsters Inc.” – Disney is re-releasing its much-loved animated film about friendly monsters that generate power for their city by scaring human children. The movie is being packaged in multiple ways, most notably as a combo pack that includes Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and digital copies of the feature.

“The Thief of Bagdad”: High-definition Blu-ray release of the 1924 adventure film starring Douglas Fairbanks as a thief who falls in love with the daughter of the Caliph of Bagdad.

“The Factory”: Direct-to-video thriller about a Buffalo, NY, detective (John Cusack) obsessed with Atlas Shrugged IIapprehending a serial killer who is targeting prostitutes. Jennifer Carpenter also stars. Directed by Morgan O’Neil.

“Atlas Shrugged II – The Strike”: Like its predecessor, “Atlas Shrugged Part I,” this cinematic adaptation
of material from Ayn Rand’s 1957 novel was a box office failure. Still, filmmakers are hoping to recoup their investment with a home video release.

“Swamp People” – Season 3: Twenty-two fresh episodes of the History Channel series about Louisiana residents who hunt alligators for a living.

“Hats Off to Dr. Seuss Collector’s Edition”: Warner Brothers set featuring five animated Seuss cartoons: “The Cat in the Hat,” “The Lorax,” “Horton Hears a Who,” “Green Eggs and Ham” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

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