Home Entertainment Recap for November 9th. 2010

HUNT TO KILL (2010) Steve Austin, Marie Avgeropoulos, Gil Bellows, Emilie Ullerup, Eric Roberts, Michael Eklund. $26.98 Extras: Commentary with director Keoni Waxman and actor Michael Eklund, “Behind-the-Scenes of Hunt to Kill” featurette. (Anchor Bay Entertainment).

Steve Austin stars as U.S. Border Patrol agent Jim Rhodes, a tough divorcee mourning the loss of his murdered partner while struggling to raise his rebellious daughter in the mountains of Montana. When a crew of trigger-happy fugitives takes Rhodes’ daughter hostage and leave him for dead, all hell breaks loose.

ICE BLUES: A DONALD STRACHEY MYSTERY (2008) Chad Allen, Sebastian Spence. $24.98 (Entertainment One).

Private investigator Donald Strachey takes on the case of his life and gets caught in a high-stakes whirlwind of deceit and murder when his partner asks him to uncover the source of an anonymous multi-million dollar donation to a youth center.

LIE TO ME: SEASON TWO (2009-10) Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines, Monica Raymund, Hayley McFarland $59.99. Extras: Deleted scenes, Dr. Ekman’s blog, “Dr. Ekman/Dr. Lightman — Lie Detection Tutorial,” “Eli Loker– An Honest Man.” (Fox).

Oscar nominee Tim Roth (“The Incredible Hulk”, “Reservoir Dogs”) is the cheeky Dr. Cal Lightman, the world’s foremost expert on deception specializing in detecting facial micro-expressions and involuntary body-language to determine if and why someone is lying. Dr. Lightman heads the Lightman Group, a private agency assisting federal law enforcement, government agencies and local police with their most difficult cases. Joining Dr. Lightman in his work is an all-star cast of Dr. Gillian Foster (Kelli Williams, “The Practice”), a gifted psychologist; Eli Loker (Brendan Hines, “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”), Lightman’s professional partner and lead researcher; and Ria Torres (Monica Raymund, “Law & Order Special Victims Unit”). Season two marks the highly anticipated regular role of Agent Ben Reynolds (Mekhi Phifer, “8 Mile”) who finds himself reluctantly partnering with the Lightman Group to catch serial rapists and murderers.

SHERLOCK (2010) Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman. DVD: $34.98 , Blu-ray: $39.98 Extras: Commentaries, making-of featurette, pilot episode. (BBC/Warner).

A contemporary take on the classic Arthur Conan Doyle stories, Sherlock is a thrilling, funny, fast-paced adventure series set in present-day London. Co-created by Steven Moffat (Doctor Who, Coupling) and Mark Gatiss, Sherlock stars BAFTA-nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (Hawking, Amazing Grace) as the new Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman (The Office, Love Actually), as his loyal friend, Doctor John Watson. Rupert Graves plays Inspector Lestrade. The iconic details from Conan Doyle’s original books remain–they live at the same address, have the same names and, somewhere out there, Moriarty is waiting for them. And so across three thrilling, scary, action-packed and highly modern-day adventures, Sherlock and John navigate a maze of cryptic clues and lethal killers to get at the truth.

SUPERMAN/SHAZAM!: THE RETURN OF BLACK ADAM )2010) Zach Callison, George Newbern, Jerry O’Connell, James Garner, Arnold Vosloo DVD: $19.98 Blu-ray: $29.99 Extras: four shorts: Superman/Shazam The Return of Black Adam, The Spectre, Jonah Hex, Green Arrow (Warner)

Make your stand against evil with this exciting Collection of 4 DC Showcase Animated Shorts starring favorite DC Comics super heroes! Chosen the world’s protector against the Seven Deadly Enemies of Man–pride, envy, greed, hatred, selfishness, laziness and injustice–young Billy Batson accepts his destiny as Captain Marvel. Battling alongside Superman against nefarious Black Adam, Billy soon discovers the challenge super heroes ultimately face: is it revenge or justice? For bounty hunter Jonah Hex and hard-boiled cop turned vengeance ghost The Spectre, getting their hands dirty is part of the job– maybe even the fun part. But Superman, Green Arrow and Black Canary follow an internal moral code to guide their actions. They know it’s easy to get lost in the darkness of the fight, especially when villans like Merlyn the Magnificent and Count Vertigo place no value on human life.