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This Week on DVD / Blu-ray: July 30, 2013: GI JOE RETALIATION, BANSHEE

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Notable releases for today, July 30, 2013, include: G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Banshee: Season One, Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 4, and Redemption.

Framed as traitors, Team G.I. Joe is forced to disband by presidential order. The team does battle with Team Cobra in an attempt to clear their names and save the world, blowing up things, shooting up things, and beating up people in high action style. Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson, and Bruce Willis deliver in this classic high-impact action flick. Paramount Pictures releases Retaliation on DVD (1-disc, SRP $29.99) and Blu-ray (Blu-ray+DVD+UltraViolet Copy+Digital Copy, SRP $39.99) today.

The first season of True Blood creator’s new series Banshee hits the shelves today. Banshee chronicles con-man Lucas Hood’s assumption of the identity of the town sheriff of Banshee, Pennsylvania. Lucas comes to town to find his former lover and partner in crime, Ana, who is also hiding her former identity –and $10 million in stolen diamonds. Banshee‘s anti-hero has more twists and turns than Twin Peaks in this engaging small town-collides-with-organized crime drama. Cinemax‘s original drama is available on Blu-ray (Blu-ray+Digital Copy+UltraViolet Copy, SRP $49.99) and DVD (5-disc set, SRP $39.98) today.

Paramount Pictures releases two gems for Trekkies today: The Next Generation, Season 4 and The Next Generation, Redemption. Season 4, which ran from 1990-1991, provides 1180 minutes spread over multiple discs. Supplemental material includes audio commentary and archival mission logs such as resolving the season three cliffhanger (“The Best of Both Worlds”), character development, location scouting, alien design, production, set and make-up design, a gag reel, and deleted scenes, amongst others. The Blu-ray set consists of six discs for $129.99, while the DVD set has seven discs for $69.98.

In Redemption, the 87 minute cliffhanger connecting seasons 4 and 5, Captain Jean Luc Picard journeys to a ceremony in the Klingon Empire. The U.S.S. Enterprise is intercepted by a Klingon ship bearing Gowron, the intended guest of honor. Pi card and Lt. Worf fight to bring an end to the Klingon War and to redeem the Worf family name.

Black Rock

Assault on Wall Street

Filly Brown

The Demented

Under the Bed

Rush Lights

Contrition

Dark Minds

Pineapple Express (Blu-ray)

Niagara

Bus Stop

Peggy Sue Got Married

That Touch of Mink

Love Me Tender

Angel and the Bad Man

The Fog (Collector’s Edition)

The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell

Bullfighter and the Lady

Foolish Wives

Bee Gees: One Night Only

Sommernachtskonzert 2013 Summer Night Concert

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde

Puccini: Manon Lescaut

Bellini: La Sonnambula (Alaimo/Gutierrez)

Salzburg Festival 2012: Strauss, Wagner, Brahms

Mariss Jansons Conducts Brahms & Janacek

60th Anniversary Concert: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Wolfgang Rim: Dionysos – An Opera Fantasy

From the New World – Andris Nelsons

Bruckner / Wolf: Symphony 7 / Lieder

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