Monday, November 3, 2014

DVD Releases for Tuesday, November 4th

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Maleficent, the vile villain who causes so much trouble in the ancient tale of Sleeping Beauty, tells her tale to audiences who have only ever heard the princess's side of the story. She gives a very different perspective on what happened, and she starts off much earlier, as everyone knows that even the most evil person can become lovable one you have heard their story. Maleficent takes listeners back many years before the birth of Princess Aurora, showing what brought her to a state in which she would curse a newborn infant in such a vicious manner. She also describes the events after Aurora's birth in such a way that the story is very different from what those familiar with the tale are used to. At the same time, there are many iconic elements from the classic animated film that return in this live-action form, from the raven that is frequently on Maleficent's shoulder to the massive tangle of thorns that the prince must break through to rescue his love.


Half god, half man, the legendary Hercules of Greek mythology comes alive as a powerful sword-for-hire warrior serving the King of Thrace. The King needs the muscle of Hercules to defeat a powerful warlord. The King?s beautiful daughter is also eager for the help of the mightiest man on the planet, and maybe his love and affection as well. But Hercules faces betrayal and deception on behalf of those he would serve. In his effort to defeat the king?s enemies, Hercules must also win his own freedom and rightful place as a leader among his people. Many bloody battles stand in his way, but he gets help from the heavenly powers on Mt. Olympus itself.

Planes: Fire & Rescue

Dusty Crophopper is a legendary racer who is used to being lauded by fans around the world. One day, however, his life dramatically changes when his engine is damaged. He simply is not able to fly as quickly as before, and that means that he is going to have to find a new way of life. He decides to change careers and work to put out fires from the air. Blade Ranger, a helicopter who has been putting out fires for years, serves as his mentor as he is propelled into this dynamic new job. While it may not have the kind of audience that racing had, it is accomplishing an incredibly important goal that keeps everyone safe. With the help of the Smokejumpers, an elite team of ATVs, Dusty has the opportunity to become a true hero as he helps to extinguish a particularly extensive wildfire.

A Most Wanted Man

Set in contemporary Hamburg, Germany, "A Most Wanted Man" follows an enigmatic half-Russian, half-Chechen man on his journey to acquire his late father's blood money. His disheveled appearance coincides with his claim that he's just been tortured and needs help, but not everyone believes this account. While two people, one British banker and one lawyer, take sides with this man, an intelligent German spy begs to differ. As the lawyer and the banker make a collaborative effort to contend for Germany's Most Wanted, German intelligence work to put the pieces of this mysterious puzzle together: Is this man an innocent victim deserving of his rights to defend himself, or is he really a threat to society?

Step Up All In

Young dancer Sean has been trying to make it big in Hollywood for more than 1 year. His frustrated crew, as a result, calls it a day and breaks up. The rest of the members return to Miami, leaving only Sean back in star-studded California. Sean is still highly determined to accomplish all of his dancing goals, no matter how lofty they might seem. He soon discovers a big dance competition located in Las Vegas. Believing that the competition could be the major break he deserves, he begins a collaboration with shining dance talents Andie and Moose. With that, he has the support of a brand new crew. The ambitious crew works hard to succeed in the Vegas competition, which they hope could be a big push for their dancing careers.

The Christmas Candle

Deep in the heart of the English countryside lies the enchanting village of Gladbury. Legend has it every 25 years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights this candle receives a miracle on Christmas Eve. But in 1890, at the dawn of the electric age, this centuries old legend may come to an end. When David Richmond (Hans Matheson), a progressive young minister, arrives in Gladbury, the villagers discover a new formula for miracles: good deeds and acts of kindness. While David's quest to modernize Gladbury sets him at odds with the old world candlemaker, he finds an unlikely ally in the lovely skeptic, Emily Barstow (Samantha Barks). Now, the fiery candlemaker must fight to preserve the legacy of the Christmas Candle. But when the candle goes missing, the miraculous and human collide in the most astonishing Christmas the village of Gladbury has ever seen.

The One I Love

Sophia and Ethan are a married couple on the verge of collapse, making one last effort to save the relationship with a healthy trip to the country. Little do they know, however, just how much their little therapist-inspired vacation will change them. The couple is blindsided as their quiet retreat swiftly turns into a trip full of headaches, heartache and unexpected twists in the itinerary. As they try to forgive infidelity and rekindle the adoration they once had, they are forced to traverse their deepest feelings about each other and themselves. In the face of everything, it is the comfy vacation home that becomes the place where Sophia and Ethan have to make big decisions in the face of quirky circumstances.


While riding a horse on her property near the border between the United States and Mexico, a former Arizona State Sheriff's wife is shot and killed while speaking with immigrants who are making their way across the border. Being the only man found near the scene, one of the immigrants is arrested and charged with first degree murder. As the former sheriff begins to investigate, he soon discovers that the evidence and circumstances fail to match the current authority's conclusions. Pressing for the truth, tensions rise between the widowed sheriff and the current detectives as evidence may prove the innocence of the border crossing Mexican citizen and point to the potential that much deeper criminal activities may be happening.

The Dog

This documentary chronicles a critical segment of the life of bisexual bank robber John Wojtowicz who inspired the classic 1975 movie, Dog Day Afternoon. Three years earlier he had held up a bank in order to finance his male lover's sex change operation. Al Pacino would later famously portray his nationally televized 14-hour standoff. Take a closer look at an extraordinary ten-year period of this lover, husband, soldier, and activist. See the highly unusual lifestyle that led Woljtowicz to that fateful afternoon in August that would earn him the nickname "The Dog."

Nowhere Safe

Julie and her daughter Ashley have just escaped from a very dangerous situation, and they find themselves forced to start their lives over again. They must deal with the usual stress that comes with moving to a new town and meeting new people, particularly the history teacher Kevin Carlisle, but at first, they think that the problems they left behind them are firmly in their past. Unfortunately for them, it is not so easy to just shake off the dust from their feet and move on. Their situation is about to catch up with them, and when it does, they will have much bigger problems to worry about than just adjusting to a few changes in their lives. The bond between mother and daughter is strong, however, and if they can continue to lean on each other, they may still be able to start over again in the near future.


A male high school student plans to do the deed for the very first time on one of the most critical days of his existence thus far. After all the preparation, however, the day finally comes and nothing goes smoothly. As a result of the frustration of the whole virginity event, the student gets lost in a rut of having to experience the same event time and time again until he finally manages to do it perfectly. The crucial event for the high school student is a big interview with his father's alma mater. Since he wants to attend the same college his father went to very badly, he has extreme anticipation about his meeting with the recruiter. The recruiter too is going through problems in his life, however, having recently gone through the death of his wife. Throughout the duration of the interview, the recruiter cries heavily. Since the student has to go through this repeatedly, he later tries hard to avoid tough discussions.

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