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DVD Releases: February 21, 2012

J. Edgar DVD

Length: 137 minutes
MPAA Rating: R for brief strong language

Leonardo DiCaprio stars in this biopic directed by Clint Eastwood and written by Dustin Lance Black (Milk). DiCaprio portrays J. Edgar Hoover (1895-1972), who headed the FBI for decades. There are episodes in Hoover's career, from the 1919 bombing of Attorney General Mitchell Palmer's home to battling Prohibition-era mobsters to the Lindbergh kidnapping to bugging the bedroom of Martin Luther King Jr. On the personal side, Hoover's second in command, Clyde Tolson (Armie Hammer), is his longtime companion, and Hoover also has a domineering mother (Judi Dench). Naomi Watts plays his loyal secretary.

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Includes UltraViolet Digital Copy
  • Widescreen
Also Available: J. Edgar DVD and Blu-ray Combo

Selected Special Features:
  • Two-Disc Set
  • Includes UltraViolet Digital Copy
  • Widescreen

Tower Heist DVD

Length: 104 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language and sexual content

Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy star in this crime comedy directed by Brett Ratner (the Rush Hour trilogy). The story centers on the Tower, a Manhattan residential high-rise where Josh (Stiller) is the building manager. The Tower's owner, Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda), lives in the penthouse, and he also runs a wealth management business. Josh and other building employees have entrusted their life savings to Shaw, but then they learn he is to be charged with fraud. That's when they hatch a plan to break into the penthouse and steal Shaw's money, but they need help and enlist the aid of a small-time crook (Murphy).

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Widescreen
Also Available: Tower Heist DVD and Blu-ray Combo

Selected Special Features:
  • Two-Disc Set
  • Includes Digital Copy
  • Widescreen

DVD Release: February 24, 2012

Puss in Boots DVD

Length: 90 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG for some adventure action and mild rude humor

This animated film takes the swashbuckling feline character Puss in Boots (voice of Antonio Banderas) from the Shrek franchise and makes him the central character in his own movie. In Puss in Boots, the title character gets a love interest in Kitty Softpaws (voice of Salma Hayek). Puss is also after some magic beans possessed by the outlaws Jack and Jill (voices of Billy Bob Thornton and Amy Sedaris). The idea is to grow a giant beanstalk to reach golden eggs laid by a huge goose. Another key character is an egg named Humpty Dumpty (voice of Zach Galifianakis). Shrek and Donkey do not appear in this movie.

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Featurettes
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Widescreen
Also Available: Puss in Boots DVD and Blu-ray Combo

Selected Special Features:
  • Featurettes
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Trivia
  • Widescreen

Additional Releases of Interest This Week

Amazing Earth Collection (1998) DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Widescreen
Anatomy of a Murder - (1959) The Criterion Collection DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Black and White
  • Two-Disc DVD Set
Bad Actress DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Widescreen
Borgia Season One DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Three-Disc DVD Set
  • Widescreen
Everyday Sunshine - The Story of Fishbone DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Widescreen
The Fades - Season One DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Two-Disc DVD Set
Hazel - The Complete Second Season DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Four-Disc DVD Set
  • Widescreen
Honey 2 DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Widescreen
Last of the Summer Wine - Vintage 1991 DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Region 1
London Boulevard DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Widescreen
Matlock - The Seventh Season DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • DVD Set
The Mighty Macs DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Widescreen
Nurse Jackie - Season Three DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Featurettes
  • Commentaries
  • Widescreen
Retreat DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Widescreen
Santana - Live at Montreux 2011 DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Two-Disc DVD Set
Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century - The Complete Series DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Animated
  • Three-Disc DVD Set
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1943) DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Black and White
The Son of No One DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Widescreen
Track 29 (1988) DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Widescreen
Underdog - Complete Collector's Edition DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Animated
  • Full Screen
  • Nine-Disc DVD Set
Unforgiven (1992) Blu-ray Disc

Selected Blu-ray Disc Special Features:
  • Documentaries
  • Book
  • Widescreen
War of the Arrows DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Widescreen
The Way DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Widescreen
Weeds - Season Seven DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Three-Disc DVD Set
  • Commentaries
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Widescreen
World on a Wire (1973) - The Criterion Collection DVD

Selected DVD Special Features:
  • Booklet
  • Two-Disc Set
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