The most demented comedy on TV, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 6, includes an extended cut of one of the show’s finest moments, the Lethal Weapon 5 parody.
A group of Chicago 20-somethings finds their friendship in jeopardy when the couple that brought them together (Elisha Cuthbert and Zachary Knighton) break up in the new comedy Happy Endings: The Complete First Season.
Skeet Ulrich leads a terrific ensemble cast including Alfred Molina, Corey Stoll and Terrence Howard in the latest Dick Wolf series Law & Order: Los Angeles – The Complete Series.
HBO’s recession-themed comedy Hung: The Complete Second Season stars Thomas Jane as a down-on-his-luck high school basketball coach and divorcée who puts his biggest asset to use as a gigolo.
A pair of savvy young entrepreneurs use their street smarts and connections to launch a career in New York’s cutthroat fashion industry in How to Make it in America: The Complete First Season.
Queer as Folk: The Complete U.K. Collection brings the groundbreaking British series to DVD. Russell T. Davies (“Doctor Who”) created the witty drama about Manchester’s gay scene.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Carol Burnett are among the guest stars in the musical comedy phenomenon Glee: The Complete Second Season.
Ed O’Neill is the head of a quirkily complicated extended family in Modern Family: The Complete Second Season.
A 23-year-old guy finds himself a totally inept single father in Raising Hope: The Complete First Season.
Also available: The Mentalist: The Complete Third Season, Adventure Time: My Two Favorite People, Holly’s World: Seasons 1 & 2, Kendra: Seasons 2 & 3
From Criterion with Love:
A landmark of Swedish cinema, The Phantom Carriage is a beautifully shot, innovative silent film, a ghostly morality tale about one sinner’s redemption in the style of A Christmas Carol. Extras include an interview with Ingmar Bergman talking about director and star Victor Sjöström’s influence.
From the Vault:
Rod Steiger made a career of playing idiosyncratic villains. One of his best is a diabolical war veteran who plants bombs on planes to extort cash in Cry Terror (available online through the Warner Archives). James Mason plays his former platoon mate who is forced into helping pull off his plan.
Also available: Ma & Pa Kettle Complete Comedy Collection
Stranger Than Fiction:
Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore profiles the pioneer of the splatter film. John Waters and Joe Bob Briggs are among those paying homage.
Also available: Vidal Sassoon the Movie
A disparate group of people converges in Congo’s underground as they vie for a valuable cache of oil in the neo-noir Viva Riva.
A street racer turns police informant in order to free his sister from a life of prostitution in the Hong Kong action flick The Stool Pigeon.
Also available: Fernando Di Leo’s To Be Twenty
Under the Radar:
Charlie Hunnam leads an all-star cast, including Terrence Howard, Liv Tyler and Patrick Wilson, in The Ledge, a thriller tackling lofty themes of Christian fundamentalism gone wrong.
Also available: Cockney gangsters vs. vampires in Dead Cert
One of cinema’s greatest spectacles Ben-Hur comes to Blu-ray in a suitably epic 50th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition. The three-disc box set features a stunning new remastering, an all-new feature-length documentary drawing on Charlton Heston’s home movies, a reproduction of Heston’s diaries and much more.
Herschell Gordon Lewis’ landmark of drive-in horror, The Blood Trilogy (Color Me Blood Red, Blood Feast, Two Thousand Maniacs) comes to Blu-ray in all its blood-filled glory.
Guillermo del Toro made his American debut with the 1997 sci-fi thriller Mimic, starring Mira Sorvino as an entomologist tracking a genetically mutated insect that can morph into human form.
Hung, Modern Family, Raising Hope, Ben-Hur and more.