New on DVD: May 8

This week on DVD, Kate Beckinsale returns to the world of werewolves and vampires in Underworld: Awakening


Kate Beckinsale reprises her role as the vampire warrior Selena in the fourth entry in the Underworld franchise

Underworld: Awakening

Kate Beckinsale is back in her tight black leather jumpsuit as vampire warrior Selena in this fourth film in the horror/action franchise, which finds the beautiful bloodsucker waging a war against mankind in order to save her entire species and a young girl with a mysterious past.

The Vow

Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams star in this tear-inducing drama about a young man who is forced to try and get his wife to fall in love with him all over again after she suffers sever memory loss because of a car accident. (Sony)

Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie

Fans of sick and surreal comedy are the only target audience for this hit-and-mostly-miss film about two friends (Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim) who are given a billion dollars to make a film, which ends up only having three minutes of useful footage. In order to repay the money they take over running an extremely run-down mall with the help of some locals (including John C. Reilly as Tacquito).

Beautiful Wave

An introverted young girl (Aimee Teegarden of Friday Night Lights) is sent to a coastal California town to spend the summer with her grandmother. While she is there, she learns some secrets about her family and gets a love of the surfing lifestyle in this family drama. (Anchor Bay)

Mother’s Day

From Darren Lynn Bousman, the director of no less than three Saw films, comes this thriller about a sadistic family that returns to their old home and wreaks havoc on the people that now live there.


Based on the popular children’s book, this animated film follows the adventures of a baby bat named Stellaluna, who gets separated from her mother and ends up being raised by a family of birds. Unfortunately, the mother bird stifles Stellaluna’s natural bat-like ways causing her to feel caught between two worlds. (eOne)



Based on the Sebastian Faulks novel, Birdsong tells the story of Stephen Wraysford (Eddie Redmayne of My Week With Marilyn), a young soldier fighting during the First World War whose previous life (shown in flashbacks) where he had an ongoing affair with a married woman (Clemence Poesy) changed his life as drastically as the battles he fought in. (eOne)

The Big C: the Complete Second Season

Golden Globe winner Laura Linney returns as Cathy, a middle-class wife and mother who, at the beginning of last season in this comedy/drama, found out she had cancer and did everything in her power to live life to its fullest and ignore the disease. This season finds Cathy taking part in an experimental medical clinic and fighting to live. This 3-disc set contains all 13 episodes.

Chuck: The Fifth and Final Season

Luke Skywalker himself Mark Hamill guest stars as this series begins its fifth and final season. Chuck Bartowski (Zachary Levi), the reluctant spy is back with a full plate of action and romance as the newest employee (talk show host Craig Kilborn) at his freelance spy business turns out to be a thief and con man while Morgan becomes the new Chuck, as he is now holds the entire Intersect in his brain. The final 13 episodes are all here on 3-discs (or 2-Blu-rays) with additional features including cast commentaries, bloopers, deleted scenes and much more.

Vegas: Season Three, Vol. 1

Dan Tanna (Robert Urich) returns for a third and final season of crime-solving in Sin City in this private-eye drama from 1981. A “who’s-who” of familiar TV faces show up this season including Tony Curtis, Jill St. John and, together in one episode, Bonanza’s Lorne Greene and Pernell Roberts. The first 11 episodes are available here on 3 DVDs. (Paramount)

Fantasy Island: Season Two

This 6-disc set features all 25 episodes from this cult classic TV series starring Ricardo Montalban and Herve Villechaize as Mr. Roarke and Tattoo, two of the staff members of a magical island where dreams can come true: especially if you’re a famous actor or actress, who made up the incredible guest star list each week. This season alone featured appearances by John Astin, Annette Funicello, Don Knotts, Michelle Pfeiffer, Regis Philbin and many more. (Shout! Factory)