New on DVD: February 28

Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning film Hugo hits DVD this week


Now you can enjoy Hugo, which won five Oscars, in the comfort of your own home


Martin Scorsese directs this Oscar-winning love letter to the early days of filmmaking, a fantastic adventure set in Paris during the early 1900s about a boy named Hugo Cabret (Asa Butterfield), who secretly lives within the walls of a train station. When he finds an automaton and meets a bookish girl (Chloe Grace Moretz), their search for the maker of the toy puts his surreptitious life in jeopardy. (Paramount)

Johnny English Reborn

Rowan Atkinson’s third most popular character is back in this spy spoof sequel which brings Britain’s deadliest secret agent back into action to stop the assassination of the Chinese premier using his highly-honed fighting skills and the latest high-tech gadgets spydom has to offer. (Universal)

Beneath the Darkness

After the murder of their friend, a group of brave teens set about trying to prove that local legend and town mortician Ely Vaughn (Dennis Quaid) is actually the cold-blooded killer in this thriller from director Martin Guigui.

Justice League: Doom

In the latest animated feature from DC Comics comes this action-packed adaptation of the JLA: Tower of Babel story arc in which the Legion of Doom finds out the secrets and weaknesses of all the Justice League members and goes about using them to destroy them one at a time. (Warner)

Bounty Hunters

Trish Stratus (of WWE fame) stars in this low-budget action flick that harks back to the glory days of 1980s straight-to-video oddities like The Perfect Weapon. The film follows three bounty hunters (duh!) who pick up a mob squealer with a $100,000 bounty on his head. After being offered a cool million to turn him directly over to the mob, they refuse, setting off a war between them and the baddies that only a dozen shoot-outs and fist-fights can decide. (Anchor Bay)

Sympathy for Delicious

Christopher Thornton stars as Delicious D, a rising young DJ who is struck down and paralyzed in a motorcycle accident. After discovering that now, although confined to a wheelchair, he has developed the power to heal people. Instead of using this for good, he joins a rock band led by The Stain (Pirates of the Caribbean’s Orlando Bloom) to get rich off of it.


Mission Impossible: The ’89 TV Season

Many years after the legendary original series went off the air, a Hollywood writer’s strike prompted producers to remake some of the original scripts with a new cast. They brought back Peter Graves and took the entire cast (including Phil Morris, the son of original cast member Greg Morris) to Australia to shoot this reboot. The second season of the show features 16 episodes which find the IMF team out to find a nuclear weapon, helping save a princess for assassination and even stopping a neo-Nazi brainwashing experiment. While not as memorable as the original series, this reboot is good escapist fun.

Midsomer Murders: Set 19

This 4-disc set of this long-running British mystery series set in rural England, contains 4-feature-length episodes (the first of the 2009 season) which star John Nettles as DI Tom Barnaby and Jason Hughes as DS Jones, and include “The Sword of Guillaume”, which introduces the character of John Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon), who takes over the lead in this series the following season.  (eOne)

The Brief: The Complete Collection (Acorn)

Alan Davies stars in this short-lived British legal drama as Henry Farmer, an independent-minded lawyer with his own personal problems due to his serious gambling addiction and alimony payments. This set contains all 8 feature-length episodes on 4 DVDs. (Acorn)

Here’s Lucy: Season 5

Fans of Lucille Ball will be thrilled to see this latest season of her third sitcom coming to DVD with all 24 episodes all uncut and remastered to look and sound their best in a 4-disc set. These episodes contain not only some of the best guest stars like Don Knotts, Donny Osmond, Lloyd Bridges and many more, but also has an array of rare bonus features as well.

This season of this comedy series was believed to be the last, even having her and co-star Gordon closing up his Unique Employment Agency at the end of the final episode. Thankfully for us, it was not and the show ran one more season.