New on DVD: November 27

This week on DVD, the bootlegging Bondurant boys are on the wrong side of the law in Lawless



This is the true story of the Bondurant brothers (Tom Hardy, Shia Labeouf and Jason Clarke) who during Prohibition in Virginia, became highly successful bootleggers until they ran afoul of the law (Guy Pearce) and other gangsters (Gary Oldman) who wanted a cut of their illegal profits. EXTRAS include audio commentary from director John Hillcoat and Matthen Bondurant (the author of the non-fiction book the film is based on), as well as features on the true history of this family and bootlegging. (Anchor Bay)


Men in Black 3 (Released Friday November 30)

Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are back as agents J and K in this sci-fi comedy. Agent J is sent back in time to the 1960s, where he is teamed up with a younger version of Agent K (Josh Brolin) in order to stop an alien from becoming an assassin. Although this is a fast-moving flick, somehow it feels a decade too late. EXTRAS include an interactive game, bloopers, some “making of” featurettes and more. (Sony)


When his town comes under the spell of an ancient curse, it becomes oddball Norman’s (Kodi Smit-McPhee) time to put his powers of talking to the dead to some good use in this animated film. (Universal)

The Apparition

Harry Potter baddie Tom Felton co-stars in this horror flick about a couple (Ashley Green and Sebastian Stan) who end up the victims of a supernatural presence after becoming involved in a college experiment.


In her final film performance, Whitney Houston plays the mother of three girls who form a singing group in Detroit during the 1960s, but find their formerly close family being torn apart by fame and jealousy.

Step Up: Revolution

Also available in 3D blu-ray, this story of true love is threatened when Emily’s (Kathryn McCormick) father is the one behind destroying her boyfriend’s (Ryan Guzman) neighbourhood in this latest in the street dance franchise.

The Day

Five people (including Lost’s Dominic Monaghan and Shannyn Sossamon) seek safety in a seemingly abandoned farmhouse in this post-apocalyptic thriller but instead become the prey for another group of blood-thirsty survivors (one of which is local actor Michael Ecklund).


Luck: The Complete Series

Michael Mann (Miami Vice) and David Milch (Deadwood) team up with this gritty insider drama about horse racing from all angles of the track. Dustin Hoffman is “Abe” Bernstein, a gangster fresh out of prison who is trying to finagle his way into the business through a surrogate – his loyal longtime driver Gus (veteran character actor Dennis Farina). Meanwhile, a group of low-life gamblers (including Jason Gedrick and Ian Hart) believe they have finally developed a system to insure them a big win. Nick Nolte pulls in a quietly strong role as an old horse trainer, whose best moments are acting alongside his animal co-stars. This 4-disc set features all 9 episodes of the series.

Perry Mason: Season 8; Vol. 1

Paramount is releasing these classic seasons faster than ever (the last volume came out just over a month ago). Here is the first 15 episodes of the courtroom drama starring Raymond Burr as lawyer Perry Mason with guests stars including Barbara Bain (Mission: Impossible), Werner Klemperer (Hogan’s Heroes) and Richard Anderson (The Six Million Dollar Man). (Paramount)

Transformers Prime: Season Two

This 4-disc set contains all 26 episodes of the second season of this animated series which has spawned a billion-dollar film franchise. Along with the series (available on DVD or Blu-ray), you get the exclusive EXTRA of a one-on-one interview with veteran voice actor Peter Cullen (Optimus Prime) conducted by none other than the legendary Larry King. (Shout Factory)

Cagney and Lacey: The Complete Series

For seven seasons – starting in 1981 – Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly battled crime in this Emmy-winning series as female cops who also dealt with the personal issues of working women everywhere at a time when the glass ceiling was cracking and ready to break. This new extensive collection – all 125 episodes on 36 discs – also features the original pilot film which starred MASH’s Loretta Swit in Gless’ role; the “lost episodes” of the first season which featured Meg Foster; the four post-series TV movies; an audio book; an autographed photo of both stars and the British Film Institute’s 30th anniversary retrospective of the series. (Visual Entertainment Incorporated)