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Jun 11, 2013

This Week on DVD / Blu-ray: June 11, 2013: OZ, HANSEL & GRETEL, SNITCH

Kevin Spacey House of Cards

Notable releases for today, June 11, 2013, include: OZ the Great and Powerful, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, Snitch, and House of Cards.

The much-anticipated Oz the Great and Powerful makes its home entertainment debut today. The Disney/Buena Vista release was directed by Sam Raimi and stars James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Abigail Spencer, and Joey King. The film is available as a 1-disc DVD (SRP $29.99), a 1-disc regular Blu-ray edition with digital copy (SRP $39.99), a 2-disc Blu-ray set (BD, DVD, and iTunes Digital Copy, SRP $44.99), and a 1-disc 3-D Blu-ray edition with iTunes Digital Copy (SRP $44.99).

Paramount Pictures releases Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters in two sets today. The Unrated Cut features one movie with two cuts on Blu-ray, DVD, UltraViolet, and Digital Copy with a suggested retail of $39.99. It also comes in a limited edition set with a 3-D Blu-ray, regular Blu-ray, DVD, UltraViolet copy, and Digital Copy, all for $54.99. The film directed by Tommy Wirkola is set 15-years after the well-known children’s story involving the gingerbread house and breadcrumbs; now the brother and sister are bounty hunters bent on revenge.

Timed to coincide with the Saturday premiere of his new inspirational reality

series Hero, Summit Entertainment releases Dwayne Johnson‘s film, Snitch (2013). Available as a 1-disc Blu-ray (with UV and DC for $39.99) and a 1-disc DVD (SRP $29.95), the film allows “The Rock” to flex his dramatic muscle as a father who cuts a deal with the US Attorney to be an informant on a drug cartel in exchange for his son’s freedom on a bogus drug charge.

Sony Pictures will release the made-for-Netflix drama House of Cards: the Complete First Season today as a 4-disc Blu-ray set with UltraViolet and Digital Copy for $65.99. It is also available as a 4-disc DVD set for $55.99. Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright star as Congressman and House Majority Whip Francis Underwood and his scheming wife Claire. When the President of the United States overlooks Underwood for Secretary of State, the congressman sets out for political revenge undermining the president’s choice and reshaping the face of politics on the hill.

Other notable releases include:

Enter the Dragon: 40th Anniversary Edition

The Howling: Collector’s Edition

Jack the Giant Slayer 3D

Wild Strawberries

Running Scared

Driven

Killing Lincoln

Ninja III: the Domination

The Emperor’s New Groove/Kronk’s New Groove

Lilo & Stitch 2-Movie Collection Blu-ray (Lilo & Stitch, Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch)

Atlantis: 2-Movie Collection Blu-ray (Atlantis: the Lost Empire, Atlantis: Milo’s Return)

The Dick Van Dyke Show: the Complete Third Season

Lego Batman: the Movie

Rx for Survival: Global Health Challenge

How to Survive a Plague

Ring of Fire

The Manson Family

The Philadelphia Experiment

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