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February 14, 2012 - Notable New DVD Movie Releases:

Paranormal Activity 3 DVD

Length: 83 minutes
MPAA Rating: R for some violence, language, brief sexuality and drug use

The follow-up to Paranormal Activity (2007) and Paranormal Activity 2 (2010), this horror movie is a prequel. It starts out with brief scenes that take place in 2005-2006 and show sisters Katie and Kristi as adults played by Katie Featherston and Sprague Grayden as in the earlier films. But then the story goes back to 1988 when Katie and Kristi were little girls, and they are played by child actresses. The girls live in a California suburban house with their mom and her boyfriend, a wedding videographer. Creepy things begin happening, and the boyfriend sets up cameras and records everything on videotape.

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Widescreen
Also Available: Paranormal Activity 3 DVD and Blu-ray Combo

Selected Special Features:
  • Two-Disc Set
  • Includes Unrated Director's Cut and Theatrical Version of Movie
  • Includes Digital Copy
  • Widescreen

The Rum Diary DVD

Length: 120 minutes
MPAA Rating: R for language, brief drug use and sexuality

Johnny Depp stars in this character study based on a heavily autobiographical novel by Hunter Thompson. Depp previously starred in the 1998 screen adaptation of Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and The Rum Diary is more or less a prequel to that earlier film. Thompson's alter ego here is Paul Kemp (Depp), who circa 1960 relocates to Puerto Rico and takes a job as a journalist for a daily newspaper in San Juan. There Kemp drinks rum, has adventures and begins to find his voice as a fiction writer. Supporting actors in the movie include Aaron Eckhart, Michael Rispoli, Amber Heard and Richard Jenkins.

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Widescreen
  • Featurettes

Also Available: The Rum Diary Blu-ray Disc

If you are interested in The Rum Diary, you might also want to know about movies with Johnny Depp on DVD: From Hell, Public Enemies , Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, and Sweeney Todd .

Take Shelter DVD

Length: 120 minutes
MPAA Rating: R for some language

Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road, TV's Boardwalk Empire) gives a powerful performance in this critically acclaimed psychological thriller, and starring alongside him is Jessica Chastain. Construction worker Curtis LaForche (Shannon), his loving wife (Chastain) and their deaf young daughter live in a pleasant, modest house in a tornado-prone part of Ohio. But Curtis begins having disturbing apocalyptic visions, and driven by the need to protect his family, he builds an elaborate storm shelter in his yard. He may be losing his mind, and the film does a superb job of creating an atmosphere of dread.

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Widescreen
  • Featurettes
  • Commentary

Also Available: Take Shelter Blu-ray Disc

Additional DVD Releases of Interest This Week:

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Black and White
Chuggington: Brewster's Little Helper DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Animated
The Dead DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Widescreen
Dragon Age: Redemption DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Widescreen
Doctor Who: The Sensorites - The William Hartnell Years (1963-1966) DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Black and White
Doctor Who: The Caves of Androzani - The Peter Davison Years (1982-1984) DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Region 1
Doctor Who: The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Featurettes
Dora the Explorer: Dora's Easter Adventure DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Animated
The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Widescreen
The Man in the Iron Mask (1939) DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Black and White
The Night We Never Met (1993) DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Widescreen
The Penguins of Madagascar - Operation: Get Ducky DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Animated
The Perfect Weapon (1991) DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Widescreen
Shades DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Widescreen
Stellaluna DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Animated
Three Outlaw Samurai (1964) The Criterion Collection DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Black and White
  • Booklet
  • Widescreen
Tiny Furniture DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Widescreen
Urbanized DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Widescreen
VIPs DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Widescreen
Woody Allen: A Documentary DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Two-Disc Set
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