‘Act of Valor’

A motion picture featuring active duty Navy Seals, the story starts with a covert mission to rescue a kidnapped CIA operative but then uncovers a dastardly plot to attack America which sends these highly-trained teams in a race against the clock to far flung places like Costa Rica, Somalia and the South Pacific. Extra features include commentary by the director, making-of material, deleted scenes, and a Keith Urban music video. Blu-ray (Fox).

‘Safe House’

This intense thriller features Denzel Washington as Tobin Frost, one of the CIA’s most dangerous traitors. After being caught, the safe house he’s being held in is attacked by mercenaries forcing rookie agent, Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds) to take the infamous traitor on the run. The duo become unlikely allies fighting to stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them dead. Extensive features on the stunt work, locations and cast interviews are included. Combo Pack: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet. (Universal)


Bringing some of that crudeness over from his turn as Stifler in the popular “American Pie” series, Seann William Scott combines a tough physicality as a bouncer-turned-hockey-thug, but with a sort of Zen-like delivery. The outcast from a brainy family of doctors, Scott is compelling as a walking contradiction dishing out pain but with a rather detached sense of peace. In the vein of “Slap Shot,” the picture also stars Liev Schreiber as veteran player-enforcer Ross Rhea who faces Scott in the “thug” showdown. (Magnolia Pictures)


From the filmmakers of the “American Pie” series comes this amusing working stiff comedy following the corporate shenanigans at the Treadline Tire Company. Sean Astin (“Lord of the Rings,” “Rudy”) and Michael Vartan (“Alias”) star in this what-goes-around-comes-around story as a pair of prank-playing tire salesmen who find themselves placed in secretarial jobs by their new put-upon boss (David Cross — “Arrested Development”). (Anchor Bay)


In one of his first feature films (1979), Bill Murray plays Tripper, the goofy head counselor at the North Star summer camp whose unorthodox methods draw the kids in. Director Ivan Reitman would also team with Murray for ¬ìStripes¬î and ¬ìGhostbusters.¬î The “making of” feature provides some insight into casting, the use of real campers because they didn’t have enough money to pay for extras, and interviews with some of the cast members. Blu-ray (Lionsgate)


Here’s an engaging small film about a veteran minor league pitcher (William Russ) in 1957 tutoring young phenom flamethrower Tyrone Debray (Glenn Plummer) and an unlikely friendship develops across the boundaries of race and age. There are lots of cameos by baseball stars such as Ernie Banks, Bob Feller, Harmon Killebrew, Don Newcombe, Bill Mazeroski and Duke Snider. (Echo Bridge/Miramax)

‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ — Season 8

The wacky comedic view of life from co-creator, co-star Larry David is on display for another season in this 10-episode, two-disc pack that excels in blurring the lines between reality and fiction. Divorce, bi-sexuality, inventions, New York City and neighbors provide some of the story backdrops. Leon’s Guide to NYC and a cast roundtable discussion are also included. (HBO)

‘Entourage’ — The Complete Eighth and Final Season

In their pursuit of success in the high-stakes life of Hollywood, one that has tested the friendships between Vince, Eric, Drama and Turtle this eight-episode, two-disc finale will see what they can do on their own. Guest stars include David Spade, Malcolm McDowell, Andrew Dice Clay and Christian Slater. An extended look back at the series with interviews involving cast, crew and guests are part of the package. Blu-ray (HBO)

‘Washington: Behind Closed Doors’

This compelling mini-series showcasing high-stakes political intrigue inspired by the Nixon presidency makes its DVD debut in a three-disc, six episode package. Based on “The Company,” a post-Watergate novel by former Nixon advisor John Erlichman, this 1977 production stars Jason Robards, Cliff Robertson, Stephanie Powers, John Houseman and Robert Vaughn. (Acorn Media)

‘Globetrekker: Ultimate London’

In time for those with travel plans to the host city of the Summer Olympics, this package presents a lot more than the many historical sights of the historic city. Divided into north and south by the River Thames, it has the old city to the east and famed nightlife to the west, but you’ll find a lot of off-the-beaten-path opportunities awaiting you, not far from such perennial sights as the Tower of London and Piccadilly Square. (Pilot)

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