“Cars 3” and More Turbocharged DVD/Blu-ray New Releases

Cars 3

Though the competitive fires still burned in his engine, veteran race car Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) knew time was passing him by…as were new-school opponents like the arrogant Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer). After a disastrous crash, a recovering Lightning looks to his past–and retraining from ambitious technician Cruz Ramirez (Cristina Alonzo)–to try and grab one more checkered flag. Thrilling third entry for the Pixar franchise also features the voices of Bonnie Hunt, Larry the Cable Guy, Nathan Fillion, and Chris Cooper.

The Godfather Trilogy: Omerta Collection

The Godfather Collection – Special Edition Francis Ford Coppola’s Masterpiece features Marlon Brando in his Oscar-winning role as the patriarch of the Corleone family. Director Coppola paints a chilling portrait of the Sicilian clan’s rise and near fall from power in America, masterfully balancing the story between the Corleone’s family life and the ugly crime business in which they are engaged. Based on Mario Puzo’s best-selling novel and featuring career-making performances by Al Pacino, James Caan and Robert Duvall, this searing and brilliant film garnered ten Academy Award nominations, and won three including Best Picture of 1972. Includes “The Godfather,” “The Godfather Part II,” and “The Godfather Part III” as they were originally released on video, plus Francis Ford Coppola’s final director’s cut with 9 minutes of additional footage of “The Godfather” part III.

The Philadelphia Story (Criterion Collection)

In George Cukor’s sophisticated screwball gem, adapted from Philip Barry’s play set in Philadelphia’s tony Main Line suburbs, Katharine Hepburn re-creates her stage role as society girl Tracy Lord, whose upcoming second marriage is imperiled by the attentions of her playboy ex-husband, Dexter (Cary Grant). He hopes to win Tracy back by sabotaging the wedding with the help of a tabloid reporter (James Stewart), but Dex doesn’t count on how attractive she begins to find the charming stranger. Co-stars John Howard, Roland Young.

Death Rides a Horse

When he was a boy, Bill Meceita (John Phillip Law) witnessed the murder of his family by four outlaws who sacked their home. Fifteen years later, he’s ready to hunt the killers down…and the embittered fresh-out-of-jail gunslinger (Lee Van Cleef) that the owlhoots let take the fall for their crimes will be a very willing ally. Exemplary spaghetti sagebrusher co-stars Anthony Dawson, Mario Brega, Luigi Pistilli, Jose Torres.

The Mercenary

In revolution-torn Mexico, Polish soldier-of-fortune Serge Kowalski (Franco Nero) had hired on with a sliver mind owner to smuggle his ore into Texas. When he finds the mine and its riches taken over by the ragtag forces of peasant revolutionary Paco Roman (Tony Musante), Kowalski readily switches allegiances…and guarantees the wrath of his former boss’s crazed hired gun (Jack Palance) as well as the Federales’. Stellar pasta pistolero offering co-stars Giovanna Ralli, Edjuardo Fajardo, Ralph Baldassarre; great Ennio Morricone score. AKA: “A Professional Gun.”

The Crown: Season One

Ambitious and acclaimed series from “The Queen” scribe Peter Morgan offers a comprehensive look at the adult life and reign of Elizabeth II over a projected six-season arc. The opening season follows Elizabeth (Claire Foy) through her 1947 marriage to Phillip (Matt Smith), her 1952 ascension to the throne, and the three years of conflicts to follow with her sister Margaret (Vanessa Kirby) and the Queen Mother (Victoria Hamilton). John Lithgow, Jeremy Northam, Eileen Atkins, Ben Miles also star.