New on DVD: February 27

This week on DVD: The intense surfing drama Chasing Mavericks and fun and sexy first season of Jennifer Love Hewitt's The Client List

Chasing Mavericks

Newcomer Jonny Weston stars in this biopic as surfer Jay Moriarty, a teenager who longs to surf a place called Mavericks in Southern California, the home of the most dangerous waves in the U.S. Gerard Butler plays Frosty, a local legend who agrees to train the boy before he attempts his dream.

Company of Heroes

Tom Sizemore heads up the cast of this old-fashioned action film set during the Second World War about a squad of soldiers behind enemy lines who set out to find the scientist responsible for creating a “super bomb” for Hitler. (Sony)

Holy Motors

The less you know about this French film the better. Like something from the darkest part of David Lynch’s mind, this film from writer-director Leos Carax is a fantasy about one day in the life of Monsieur Oscar (Denis Lavant) as he is shuttled around in a white limousine.

Scooby Doo: Mask of the Blue Falcon

For a short period in the late 1970s, Scooby Doo was joined by the Blue Falcon and Dyno-mutt, but this crime-fighting pair just didn’t have the staying power of the Scooby Gang and quickly became the answer to a trivia question. Now, they’re back in this all-new in-joke-packed animated adventure in which the actor who portrayed the Blue Falcon is angered about being forgotten by Hollywood while the villain Mr. Hyde tries to take out a comic book convention.

Joshua Tree

Dolph Lundgren stars in this 1993 action flick as an ex-race car driver who unknowingly kidnaps a hot deputy when he breaks out of prison and steals a car. George Segal is the hot-headed cop determined to bring him down. (Shout! Factory)

Girls Against Boys

Add this one to the list of “torture porn” genre of horror film as it chronicles the killing spree Shae (Danielle Panabaker) goes on after she is brutally raped. Better yet, pass on it entirely. (Anchor Bay)

The Man From Shaolin

When a 32nd generation Chinese Shaolin Fighting Monk moves to New York to take care of his orphaned niece, he has trouble adapting to a country where his ancient and honorable skills are unimportant. (eOne)


The Client List: The Complete First Season

After the surprising success of the TV movie of the same name, Lifetime was quick to sign Jennifer Love Hewitt to a follow-up TV series. In the film, Hewitt plays Sam, a wife and mother who turns to working in a massage parlour after her husband loses his job. When it became a series, they jiggled the plot a little and changed her name to Riley, now a single mother whose husband has walked out on her. This 3-disc set features all 10 episodes. (Sony)

Maigret: Complete Collection

This 4-disc set contains all 12 episodes of this 1992-1993 British mystery series based on the books of Georges Siminon and starring Michael Gambon in the title role as the tippling overcoat-clad French detective Jules Maigret. (Acorn)

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

In 1978, future Miss Marple Geraldine McEwan starred in this short-lived TV series adaptation of the novel by Muriel Spark (made more famous from the 1969 film starring Maggie Smith in the title role as the beloved schoolteacher). Rather than being a direct version of the book, this 7-episode series used that as a jumping-off point for other adventures featuring Miss Brodie and her students. (Acorn)

Mr. D

Comedian Gerry Dee stars in the Canadian sitcom as a high school teacher who tries a little too hard to be cool and fit in which leads him to problems with both his co-workers and his students. This 2-disc set features all 12 episodes. (eOne)

Garrow’s Law: The Complete Collection

This 6-disc set features all 12 episodes from all three seasons of this 18th century legal drama which mixes historical fact with gripping drama starring Andrew Buchan as William Garrow, who helped introduce many procedures which are still in use today in our modern legal system. (Acorn)