New On DVD and Bluray 11/09/2010

Sherlock: Season One [DVD]
Sherlock: Season One [Blu-ray] A contemporary take on the classic Arthur Conan Doyle stories, Sherlock is a thrilling, funny, fast-paced adventure series set in present-day London. Co-created by Steven Moffat (Doctor Who, Coupling) and Mark Gatiss, Sherlock stars BAFTA-nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (Hawking, Amazing Grace) as the new Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman (The Office, Love Actually), as his loyal friend, Doctor John Watson. Rupert Graves plays Inspector Lestrade. The iconic details from Conan Doyle’s original books remain–they live at the same address, have the same names and, somewhere out there, Moriarty is waiting for them. And so across three thrilling, scary, action-packed and highly modern-day adventures, Sherlock and John navigate a maze of cryptic clues and lethal killers to get at the truth.

Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series [DVD] Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series [Blu-ray] The BBC proudly introduces the new era of Doctor Who – the longest running sci-fi TV series in history – with the DVD and Blu-ray disc box set release, Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series. The first full Doctor Who season to be released on Blu-ray Disc, the 6-disc sets include all 13-episodes from this thrilling series plus two exclusive new scenes, Doctor Who: Confidentials, outtakes, video diaries and much more. Written by BAFTA-winning writer Steven Moffat (Steven Spielberg’s upcoming Tintin, Jekyll, Coupling), the long-awaited series opens shortly after The Doctor (Matt Smith) has regenerated into a brand-new man, but danger strikes before he can even recover. Emerging from the wreckage of his crashed time machine, he meets young Amy Pond (Karen Gillan). Still wearing the remains of the Tenth Doctor’s suit, ripped and raggedy from the damage after the TARDIS control room exploded, The Doctor promises to take Amy to the stars. But before they can begin their journey, they become embroiled in an alien plot that could destroy the Earth.

Californication: The Third Season
Sophisticated and unique, this comedy centers on novelist Hank Moody (David Duchovny) who struggles to raise his 13-year-old daughter, while still carrying a torch for his ex-girlfriend. His obsession with truth-telling and self destructive behavior — drinks drugs and relationships — are both destroying and enriching to his career.

Lie to Me: Season Two  Most people cannot tell from demeanor or body language when others are lying — this is best left to the experts. From executive producers of “24” and “Arrested Development” comes “Lie To Me,” a drama of a deception expert who helps uncover the truth for the FBI, local police, law firms, corporations, and individuals.

Ocean’s 11 (50th Anniversary) [Blu-ray]
New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. Roulette wheels spin, cards snap, slots chime, champagne fizzes, shows go on…and the lights go out. It’s the perfect time to steal a kiss or a $25 chip. But for Danny Ocean (Frank Sinatra) and 10 partners in crime, it’s the ideal moment to steal millions. Sinatra and off-screen pals Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop, play army buddies who scheme to knock out power to the Vegas strip, electronically rig five big casino vaults and raid them all on the same night. Packed with location-lensed glamour, sweaty suspense, swinging comedy and a stunning twist ending now in gorgeous hi-def, Ocean’s 11 is your entertainment best bet.

Scooby-Doo 1 & 2 Collection [Blu-ray]
Laughs and scares aplenty are unleashed in these two popular live-action/computer-animation romps featuring Fred (Freddie Prinze Jr.), Daphne (Sarah Michelle Gellar), Shaggy (Matthew Lillard), Velma (Linda Cardellini) and that canine you-know-doo. The Mystery Inc. gang reunites in Scooby-Doo to find out what’s behind the jinky-jittery goings-on at Spooky Island, the Spring Break hot spot run by Emile Mondavarious (Rowan Atkinson). Scooby-Doo 2 Monsters Unleashed finds our heroes with their hands and paws full trying to find out why Coolsville is overrun with monsters the pals thought they’d defeated years earlier…but now the beastly beings are b-a-a-ack. Doo the fright thing, Scooby-Doo fans, and enjoy!

Damned by Dawn [Blu-ray] Damned By Dawn [DVD] Spoken of only in fearful whispers, a supernatural force holds a chilling grip over a remote, primitive farming community where Claire (Renee Wilner) arrives to visit her ailing grandmother. On her deathbed, the old woman warns Claire about the cost of interfering with a powerful spirit coming to claim her soul, and when the rest of the family fails to heed these ancient traditions, the dead are called up from their graves for a bloody night of retribution that leaves carnage and monstrous mayhem in its wake! A riveting rollercoaster of terror in the tradition of The Evil Dead and Drag Me to Hell, this acclaimed new vision of horror reveals that there truly are things in the night much more frightening than death!

Locked Down [DVD] Locked Down [Blu-ray] Danny, a respected cop, is set up after an investigation goes wrong. While lying low in his new jail cell, Danny is forced to get involved in the inmates’ underground cage-fighting circuit. With the help of Irving, a former mixed martial arts champion, Danny devises a scheme to bring justice and innocence to his family’s name, if he can get out of the cage alive.

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