05/01/2012 – ‘Haywire,’ ‘New Year’s Eve,’ ‘Joyful Noise’ and ‘W.E.’

Philip Yu
This Week on DVD/Blu-ray

Pick of the Week

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Mixed martial arts star Gina Carano stars in director Steven Soderbergh's gritty action tale of assassins, betrayal and revenge. Mallory Kane is a highly trained operative who works for a government security contractor in the dirtiest, most dangerous corners of the world. After successfully freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, she is double-crossed and left for dead by someone close to her in her own agency. Suddenly the target of skilled assassins who know her every move, Mallory must use her black-ops military training to turn the tables and find the truth in order to stay alive.

See Gina Carano in an exclusive behind-the-scenes bonus feature clip from 'Haywire,' available on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Gina Carano in Training
  • The Men of Haywire

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A Night to Remember

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New Year's Eve

An all-star ensemble cast comes together in a romantic celebration of love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and fresh starts. Ingrid is looking for her purpose in life, helped along the way by Paul. Tess and Griffin are in a race against the clock to have the first baby of the New Year. Randy and Elise are trapped in an elevator, one desperate to get out and one not eager to leave. Claire is in charge of making sure the Times Square ball drops at midnight but she runs into a major problem. Navigating sadness, joy, laughter and heartbreak, their stories converge on the most exciting night of the year.

See Lea Michele, Josh Duhamel, Sarah Jessica Parker, Katherine Heigl and more in an exclusive behind-the-scenes bonus feature clip from 'New Year's Eve,' available on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand and Digital Download:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Jon Bon Jove & Lea Michele Rock New Year's Eve
  • The Magic of Times Square
  • New Year's Eve Secrets of the Stars
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel and More

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Raise the Roof

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Joyful Noise

Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton star in an inspirational story of music, hope and love. The town of Pacashau, Georgia, has fallen on hard times, but the people are counting on the Divinity Church Choir to lift their spirits by winning the National Joyful Noise Competition. But the discord between the choir's leading ladies now threatens to tear them apart. Choir director Vi Rose Hill wants to stick with their traditional style, while the fiery G.G. Sparrow wants to shake things up. Can these two strong-willed women can put aside their differences for the good of the people in their town?

See Dolly Parton and Jeremy Jordan in an exclusive deleted scene from 'Joyful Noise,' available on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand and Digital Download:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Spotlight on a Song: Dolly Parton's "From Here to the Moon"
  • Inspiration of Joyful Noise
  • Make Some Noise
  • Leading Ladies
  • "He's Everything" Live and More

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Love Story

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Director Madonna -- yes, the Material Girl herself -- presents an elegant, stylish and dramatic look into the lives of two fragile yet passionate women intertwined across the decades. In 1998, New Yorker Wally Winthrop finds a welcomed escape from her troubled relationship whe she begisn to explore what is believed to be the greatest romance of the 20th century - King Edward VIII's surrender of the crown for the woman he loved, the chic and charismatic American, Wallis Simpson. Through a series of secret letters, Wally discovers the lifetime of romance Edward and Wallis shared together.

See Abbie Cornish and Andrea Riseborough in clips from 'W.E.,' available on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • The Making of 'W.E.' Featuring Madonna
  • Trailer

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