By ANGELA DAWSON
Front Row Features
The heartwarming family holiday adventure “Saving Christmas” will be available on DVD and Digital HD Tuesday Nov. 21 from Lionsgate.
Emmy Award winner Ed Asner (“The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Lou Grant,” and the lead voice in Disney/Pixar’s “Up”) headlines this Christmas-themed movie about a young boy (newcomer Jack Brunault) determined to prove the existence of Santa Claus (Asner). Adding to the cheer is a supporting cast that includes Patrick Muldoon (“Starship Troopers”) and Brooke Langton (“The Replacements”), along with pro wrestlers Tommy Dreamer, Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis. Written by Tom DeNucci and Kevin DeCristofano, and directed by Tom DeNucci (“Arlo: The Burping Pig”), this family-friendly feature was awarded the Dove Family Seal of Approval. The “Saving Christmas” DVD is available for the suggested retail price (SRP) of $19.98.
“Lemon,” starring Bret Gelman (“Eaglehart”) and Michael Cera (“Superbad”), is available on DVD, Digital HD and On Demand Tuesday Nov. 21, from Magnolia Home Entertainment. A lemon is defined as a person or thing that proves to be defective, imperfect or unsatisfactory. Isaac Lachmann is a dud. He’s 40 and in free fall immobilized by mediocrity. His career is going nowhere. His girlfriend of 10 years is leaving him. And his overbearing family doesn’t help matters. What did he do to deserve this? Things were supposed to work out differently for him. Lachmann had big dreams. Now he just watches as his life unravels.
“The Fall: Series 3” and “The Fall Complete Collection” debut on DVD/Blu-ray Tuesday Nov. 21, from Acorn, an RLJ Entertainment brand. This hit psychological thriller stars Emmy and Golden Globe winner Gillian Anderson (“X-Files”) delivers a masterful performance as DSI Stella Gibson, a steely detective on the trail of serial killer Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan, “Fifty Shades of Grey”) stalking the streets of Belfast. Called to Belfast to investigate a high-profile murder, DSI Stella Gibson quickly realizes that a serial killer prowls the city. Spector (Dornan) is a grief counselor and family man driven by vicious compulsions. As Gibson closes in on him, both the hunter and the hunted outmaneuver each other in a sinister game of cat and mouse. Will Gibson make Spector pay for his crimes before the death toll rises?
“The Fall” proves as riveting as it is unsettling, granting rare insight into the mind of a sociopath. The DVD and Blu-ray six-disc set features all three series, 18 hours of imaginative storytelling with behind-the-scenes featurettes, deleted scenes, and photo galleries for an SRP of $69.99, Amazon.com.
In “The Fall, Series 3,” Gibson (Anderson) and the serial killer (Dornan) continue their cat-and-mouse game as the psychological thriller comes to a heart-pounding conclusion. Following the shocking events of Series 2, Spector lies in the hospital in critical condition. But when he awakes, he seems to be suffering from memory loss and claims he doesn’t remember committing any murders. Determined to make Spector pay for his crimes, Gibson compiles evidence against him, but she faces opposition from her superiors and a formidable defense team that accuses her of an inappropriate relationship with Spector. With the odds now stacked against Gibson, will Spector ever see justice? The DVD and Blu-ray will be available for an SRP of $39.99 each.
Front Row Features knows that Blu-rays make the perfect stocking stuffer, that’s why we’re giving away yet another new Blu-ray release this week. Perfect for the action film fan on your gift-giving list, three lucky readers will win a copy of “The Villainess” on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack. A welcome shot of adrenaline to the classic femme fatale story, the stylish South Korean action thriller follows a ruthless female assassin (played by Kim Ok-bin) who leaves a trail of bodies behind her as she seeks her blood-spattered revenge. To enter the contest, simply firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday Nov. 27 for your chance to win. Good luck!