By ANGELA DAWSON
Front Row Features
From Julian Fellowes, the creator of PBS’s smash drama “Downton Abbey,” comes “Doctor Thorne,” another engaging drama about the British ruling class, from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Available on DVD Tuesday Oct. 18, the drama centers on a physician (Tom Hollander) who lives a quiet life with his niece Mary (Stefanie Martini) in Greshamsbury, home of the Gresham family. Unbeknownst to others, the Greshams have lost their fortune and the snobbish matriarch Lady Arabella (Rebecca Front) has a scheme to regain it via an arranged marriage with her son and an American heiress. However, her son is in love with Mary, which complicates Lady Arabella’s plans.
“Doctor Thorne” will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.98 and includes all four episodes plus bonus features that will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at this compelling series including “The Making of ‘Doctor Thorne,’” “Julian Fellowes: Adapting Anthony Trollope’s ‘Doctor Thorne,’” “Doctor Thorne’: The Gentle Hero,” “The Love Story: Mark and Frank, Lady Arabella and the Strong Women in ‘Doctor Thorne,’” and “Sir Roger and Louis Scatcherd.”
The Pack is getting back together for more supernatural, heart-pounding, adventures in “Teen Wolf” Season 5 Part 2, available on DVD Tuesday Oct. 18 from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Reeling from crushing losses, Scott struggles to put his pack back together while the Dread Doctors’ final creation, a creature known as The Beast, terrorizes Beacon Hills.
“Teen Wolf” was developed by Jeff Davis (creator, “Criminal Minds”), who also serves as executive producer. Additional executive producers include Russell Mulcahy (“Highlander,” “Resident Evil: Extinction”), Joe Genier, Marty Adelstein (“Prison Break”), René Echevarria (“Medium,” “Castle”), Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley. The pilot was written by Jeff Davis and Jeph Loeb & Matthew Weisman and directed by Russell Mulcahy. The “Teen Wolf” series is based on a screenplay by Jeph Loeb and Matthew Weisman. The set includes a bonus feature called “Ultimate Dread: The Creatures of Season 5.” Additionally, fans who purchase “Teen Wolf” Season 5 Part 2 on DVD also will receive a limited-edition collectible GWP poster (available while supplies last). The sixth and final season of the popular series premieres on MTV in November.
Strawberry Shortcake and her friends show off their fashionista flair in “Berry Hi-Tech Fashion,” three sweet adventures about trying your best, available on DVD and Digital HD Tuesday, Oct. 18. When their favorite “berrynet” show announces a fashion tech contest, the girls put their heads together to show off their sensational style! But with the pals busy with their designs, there’s “Berry Double Trouble” as two bickering twins, Sweet and Sour Grapes, try to keep the café running smoothly. The arrival of Strawberry’s traveling cousin, Apple Dumplin’, also throws things off-balance as everyone works to make their unexpected guest feel welcome in “Berry Bitty Adventurer.” And as they prepare to unveil their berryriffic work, a little “High Tech Drama” threatens to unravel it all. Good thing these berry best friends know that sweet rewards come to those who work together.
The DVD (which includes the Digital HD code) includes special Strawberry stickers so kids can add their own bling to their favorite fashions right along with their Berry Bitty City pals.
Special features include Berry Sweet Mashups, Strawberry Shortcake and Friends videos and printable coloring pages and activity sheet.
Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney (“Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief”) pulls no punches in “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine,” his portrait of the late Apple founder and his legacy. This probing and unflinching documentary explores the life and aftermath of the bold, brilliant and at times ruthless iconoclast explores what accounted for the grief of so many when he died.
Just in time for Halloween, the horror movie “The Ones Below” is available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. Written and directed by David Farr (“The Night Manager”), the psychological thriller, from Magnolia Home Entertainment under the Magnet Label, features performances from Clémence Poésy (“Harry Potter” franchise), BAFTA nominee David Morrissey (“The Walking Dead”), Stephen Campbell Moore (“Burnt”) and Laura Birn (“Purge”).
Expecting their first child, Kate (Poésy) and Justin (Moore) become friendly with their new neighbors, Jon (Morrissey) and Theresa (Birn), who are also expecting, in the downstairs apartment. Things take a turn after a dinner party upstairs and the new neighbors start to show sinister intentions towards Kate and Justin after an unfortunate tragedy strikes. The relationship turns threatening, leaving the couple in fear for their lives. Special features include an exclusive chance to go below the story with a behind-the-scenes look at the cast and stunts. Special features include an exclusive chance to go below the story with a behind-the-scenes look at the cast and stunts. The Blu-ray and DVD are available for the suggested retail price of $29.98 and $26.98, respectively.
In honor of “The Infiltrator’s” recent home video release, Front Row Features is giving away a copy of the book the film is based on and an autographed movie poster signed by two of the film’s stars, Bryan Cranston and Benjamin Bratt, to one lucky reader. To enter the contest, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday Oct. 25 for your chance to win.
Before you see “Inferno” in theaters, Front Row Features wants to make sure you’re all caught up with symbologist Robert Langdon’s previous big-screen adventures. That’s why we’re giving away copies of the all-new “The Da Vinci Code” and “Angels & Demons” Blu-ray releases to three lucky readers. To enter the contest, simply email email@example.com by Tuesday Oct. 25 for your chance to win.
Front Row Features is giving away a Blu-ray edition of “The Ones Below” to one lucky reader. Send your name and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. A winner will be selected Tuesday, Oct. 24.
Front Row Features has a Blu-ray copy of “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine,” a remarkable documentary available for one lucky reader. Simply email us with your name and email address to email@example.com. The winner will be selected Friday, Oct. 28. Good luck!