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Home Entertainment Release Recap for July 27, 2010.

21 JUMP STREET: The Complete Series (1987-91) Eighteen-disc set with 103 episodes, $69.98. (Mill Creek Entertainment).

The landmark television series which catapulted the success of the FOX TV network and the career of Johnny Depp is now available in its entirety. All 103 episodes from the 5-season run of this groundbreaking drama are now available in this 18 DVD collection. Co-created by Patrick Hasburgh and Stephen J. Cannell (THE A-TEAM, THE ROCKFORD FILES) not only dealt with timely social issues, but also featured a cavalcade of guest stars including: Brad Pitt, Vince Vaughn, Jason Priestley, Josh Brolin, Christina Applegate, Bridget Fonda, Dom DeLuise, Rosie Perez, John Waters, Shannen Doherty, Thomas Haden Church, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and many more!

21 JUMP STREET: The Complete Third Season (1988-89) Four-disc set with 20 episodes, $14.98. (Mill Creek Entertainment).

AGATHA CHRISTIE’A POIROT: The Movie Collection, Set 5 David Suchet Extras: David Suchet on the Orient Express $49.99(Acorn Media)

Featuring three all-new, star-studded movies starring David Suchet, Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Movie Collection, Set 5 debuts on DVD from Acorn Media on July 27, 2010. The DVD release coincides with the debut of these new, lavish mysteries on PBS’s Masterpiece Mystery! in July 2010 (11th, 18th, and 25th). Set 5 features Agatha Christie’s iconic Murder on the Orient Express as well as Third Girl and Appointment with Death. The 3-volume DVD includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes program about the history of the Orient Express hosted by Suchet

The AGATHA CHRISTIE HOUR: Set 1 $39.99 (Acorn Media)

Five beloved stories based on the short fiction of the Queen of Crime seen on PBS Mystery! in the early 1980s. These five classic adaptations feature her customary crime solving along with romance and the supernatural in the glittering 1920s and ‘30s. Guest stars include John Nettles (Midsomer Murders). With just the right mix of danger and deception, romance and revenge, innocence and intrigue, these short stories are Christie at her best, now on DVD for the first time.

THE ART OF THE STEAL (2009)(IFC Films).

It may be unknown to most people, but in the art world, the Barnes Foundation (in Merion, Penn.) is a legendary repository of some of the finest paintings ever produced. This documentary tells how the private museum’s $25 billion of art holdings has become the focus of a bitter, decades-long battle involving artists, politicians and powerful philanthropists. The film reveals how this private collection of paintings became the envy of the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and other major institutions — and the prize in a battle between one man’s vision and the forces of commerce and politics.

BATMAN: UNDER THE RED HOOD


(2010) Voices of Bruce Greenwood, Jensen Ackles, Neil Patrick Harris, John DiMaggio, Jason Issacs. Extras: “Robin’s Story” featurette; two title-themed episodes from Warner Bros. Animation’s 20-year history of Batman television series, hand-picked by animation legend Bruce Timm. Blu-ray adds: “Death in the House of Batman” featurette, two additional bonus Batman-themed episodes personally selected by Bruce Timm, digital copy. DVD: $24.98 Blu-ray: $29.99 (Warner).

Batman confronts new enemies, old foes and painful memories when a powerful vigilante with a penchant for violence comes to Gotham City in the intense graphic-novel-come-to-life. Latest entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe animated original PG-13 movies.

CLASH OF THE TITANS (2010) Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Flemyng, Gemma Arterton. Extras: Alternate Ending. DVD: $28.98 , Blu-ray: $35.99 (Warner).

In Clash of the Titans, the ultimate struggle for power pits men against kings and kings against gods. But the war between the gods themselves could destroy the world. Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus (Sam Worthington) is helpless to save his family from Hades (Ralph Fiennes), vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus (Liam Neeson) and unleash hell on earth. Battling unholy demons and fearsome beasts, Perseus and his warriors will only survive if Perseus accepts his power as a god, defies fate and creates his own destiny.

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero — The Movie Special Collectors Edition (1983) Don Johnson, Burgess Meredith, Bill Ratner, Michael Bell and Chris Latta. DVD: $16.97 , Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack: $26.97 Extras: Commentary by story consultant Buzz Dixon; the final 8 “Knowing Is Half the Battle” PSAs that were not on the “G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero — The Complete Series” DVD box set; original printable screenplay; art gallery. (Shout! Factory).

HUNTER: The Complete Series (1984-91) Twenty-eight disc set with 152 episodes (including those from Seasons 4-7, which have never been on DVD), $99.98. (Mill Creek Entertainment).

Take a hardnosed, strong-willed, undercover cop outraged by crime and the loopholes in the United States justice system and team him up with a sexy, no-nonsense policewoman whose unorthodox tactics sometimes rival his own, and you get HUNTER!
This special collection includes all 152 episodes of this 3-time Emmy® nominated series on 28 DVDs and features such guest stars as: George Clooney, Eric Estrada, Jesse Ventura, Dennis Franz, Brian Dennehy, Ed O’Neill, Bruce Davison, Garrett Morris, Jerry Orbach, Lauren Lane, Isaac Hayes and hundreds more!

JESSE STONE: NO REMORSE (2010) Tom Selleck, William, Sandler $24.96 (Sony).

Tom Selleck reprises his role as Jesse Stone, the anguished and relentless former police Chief in the small town of Paradise, Massachusetts. While in self-imposed seclusion following his suspension from the Paradise Police Force, a mysterious series of related murders in nearby Boston draws Stone back into the fold. Before long, he’s following a crooked path that leads to none other than the city’s most notorious crime boss Gino Fish (William Sadler).

Based upon characters created in best-selling author Robert B. Parker’s Jesse Stone books. Co-starring William Devane and Kathy Baker, Jesse Stone: No Remorse is a trip to Paradise that you will not want to miss!

OPERATION ENDGAME (2010) Zach Galifianakis, Emilie de Ravin, Maggie Q, Odette Yustman, Rob Corddry, Adam Scott, Ellen Barkin, Ving Rhames, Brandon T. Jackson, Jeffrey Tambor. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette, alternate opening and ending. DVD: $29.97 , Blu-ray: $34.98. (Anchor Bay).

A dry action-comedy about two teams of government assassins working out of a top-secret underground facility using code names from the Tarot deck. When a new hire — The Fool — arrives for his first day at work to find that the boss has been killed under mysterious circumstances, he must find the killer before the whole place blows up.

RAMBO: The Complete Collector’s Set Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Brian Dennehy, Richard Crenna, Matthew Marsden (Lions Gate)

For over 25 years, Sylvester Stallone’s “mythic commando” Rambo (VARIETY) has thrilled audiences worldwide. From “ragged and flashy” FIRST BLOOD (THE NEW YORK TIMES) to the “shockingly entertaining” RAMBO (SEATTLE TIMES), the series chronicles a reluctant killing machine as he wages war against corrupt global forces – all while facing a battle within his own soul. RAMBO: COMPLETE COLLECTION has everything the ultimate Rambo fan needs, including all 4 films together for the first time!

STARGATE UNIVERSE (SGU 1.5) (2009-10) Three-disc set with the final 10 episodes of season one, $29.98. Extras: Fifteen behind-the-scenes featurettes, video diaries, commentary on every episode. DVD: $29.98, Blu-ray: $39.99 (MGM).

The electrifying series starring Robert Carlyle returns, presenting a whole new set of challenges for the civilians and military personnel stranded in deep space aboard an aging spaceship. As Dr. Rush (Carlyle) races against time to locate a tracking devise hidden somewhere on the Destiny, he also begins to suspect that a mole for the Alliance has infiltrated the group. Confronting the constant demands of their ship, the crew must also face their personal demons time and again in this powerful adventure that also features Lou Diamond Phillips, Michael Shanks, Richard Dean Anderson and Julia Benson.