Fast Snails, a Serial Killer, New World Angst and a Poltergeist on Home Video
NEW WORLDS (Blu-ray/DVD Art) ©Acorn Entertainment.

NEW WORLDS (Blu-ray/DVD Art) ©Acorn Entertainment.


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HOLLYWOOD—The first season of “Turbo Fast,” one of DreamWorks Animation’s growing roster of popular original animated programs that air on Netflix, arrives for the first time on DVD Tuesday, June 2.

From the creators of the hit movie “Turbo,” about an ambitious racing snail, comes the high-speed animated series that takes comedy, action and excitement to the extreme. Join the world’s fastest snail and his Fast Action Stunt Team as they put their elite skills to the test against all-new opponents on and off the track. This Turbo-charged collection includes all 26 episodes of Season One of the animated series. That’s more than nine hours of heart-racing thrills.

A series of sinister phone calls haunt an ex-alcoholic writer as he struggles to finish a novel in “Private Number,” also arriving on DVD this Tuesday.

Tom Sizemore (“Black Hawk Down”), Judd Nelson (“The Breakfast Club”), Nicholle Tom (“The Nanny”) and Hal Ozsan (“Dawson’s Creek”) star in this mystery thriller written and directed by Lazrael Lison for Arc Entertainment.

Efforts to trace the calls result in dead ends, leaving the author (Ozsan) with no choice but to solve the mystery himself. Piecing together scant information, he discovers the local police are hiding details about a horrific serial killer. In his obsessive search for answers, he loses his grip on reality, and spirals downward into a maelstrom of violence and terror.

Debuting on Tuesday on DVD and Blu-ray is the lavish period drama “New Worlds,” starring “Fifty Shades of Grey” actor Jamie Dornan. Dornan plays a heroic and romantic outline in this drama set during the tumultuous time of North American colonization.

Following the lives of four young people—Abe Goffe (Dornan), Beth Fanshawe (Freeya Mavor, “Skins”), Ned Hawkins (Joe Dempsie, “Game of Thrones”) and Hope Russell (Alice Englert, “Beautiful Creatures”)—as they fight for a better future in the wilderness of the New World and back home in England. Originally aired on Acorn TV in February, this four-part miniseries sets political intrigue, action-packed adventure, and passionate romance against the historical backdrop of the Restoration, all brought to life in stunning location shoots and rich cinematography.

The DVD and Blu-ray 2-disc sets each feature four episodes plus bonus behind-the-scenes featurettes ( Also available to watch at www.Acorn.TV and on many devices.

Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment presents “The Poltergeist of Borley Forest.” On Digital Video and DVD Tuesday. Directed by Stephen McKendree and written by Kimberly Britt and R. Presley Stephens, the horror flick stars Marina Petrano, Christopher Ingle and Rhea Rossiter.

On a night of carefree teenage partying in the woods, Paige Pritchard (Petrano) unwittingly sets in motion a chain of events that will plunge her into a waking nightmare. Tormented by terrifying and increasingly violent supernatural visitations, Paige starts digging into the past and uncovers a sinister secret, buried for decades. Behind the deadly force that now haunts her is a malevolent entity of unspeakable evil. As its power grows and her friends fall prey to its savagery, she or someone must stop the poltergeist.