“COP OUT,” starring Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan. Goofy throwback to the bygone “buddy cop” drama pairs Willis and Morgan as suspended partners on the hunt for a stolen baseball card belonging to Willis, who needs to sell it to pay for his daughter’s upcoming wedding. Filling out the thin plot are wacky supporting characters (portrayed by such familiar faces as Seann William Scott and Fred Armisen), and, this being a Kevin Smith film, plenty of crude sexual references and bathroom humor. Rated R for pervasive language including sexual references, violence and brief sexuality. Running time: 1:47.

Suggested retail price: DVD $28.98; Blu-ray $35.99.

“THE LOSERS,” starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Zoe Saldana. Nonstop goings-on and often very clever writing distinguish this willfully ridiculous actioner involving a Special Forces unit out to exact violent revenge on the agent who double-crossed them (Jason Patric, having a grand old time and walking away with the movie). That “The Losers” comes across as a live-action comic book is no accident: it’s based on the DC/Vertigo series by Andy Diggle, and viewers who surrender to the far-fetched destruction on display are guaranteed a fun movie night. Special features include deleted scenes and making-of featurettes. Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action and violence, a scene of sensuality and language. Running time: 1:37.

Suggested retail price: DVD $28.98; Blu-ray $35.99.

“THE RUNAWAYS,” starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning. Spirited, enjoyably sleazy quasi-biopic about the troubled girl band that shot Joan Jett and Lita Ford to stardom, filtered through the viewpoint of sexpot Cherrie Currie (Fanning, a far cry from “Charlotte’s Web”). Few surprises here, but the girls are up to the task, and especially memorable is Michael Shannon (“Revolutionary Road”) as their manager. Special features include commentary from Jett, Stewart and Fanning. Rated R for language, drug use and sexual content. Running time: 1:46.

Suggested retail price: DVD $27.96; Blu-ray $34.95.

“THE RED SHOES,” starring Moira Shearer and Anton Walbrook. The 1948 classic responsible for countless would-be ballerinas, “Shoes” holds up very well due to both its timeless storyline about a young woman (the gorgeous Shearer) torn between her lover, her trainer and her dancing career, and especially the wonderful Technicolor by cinematographer Jack Cardiff, breathtaking in Blu-ray. This being a Criterion release, the extras are numerous and include a retrospective documentary. Not rated, nothing objectionable. Running time: 2:17.

Suggested retail price: DVD $39.95; Blu-ray $39.95.



“SERIOUSLY FUNNY,” starring Kevin Hart. Underrated comedian Hart has yet to make his mark in films (somehow his role in “Soul Plane” failed to catapult him to the A-list), but this frequently hilarious stand-up performance showcases his quick wit and energy. Not rated, language and crude humor. Running time: 1:12.

Suggested retail price: $19.97.


“LAST CHANCE TO SEE,” starring Stephen Fry and Mark Carwardine. Picking up where beloved author Douglas Adams left off, equally beloved British jack-of-all-trades Fry joins zoologist Carwardine on a six-episode expedition to check on some of Earth’s most endangered species. Funny and fascinating, and the locations and animals look stunning in HD. Not rated, nothing objectionable. Running time: 6:00.

Suggested retail price: $39.98.


“FORBIDDEN WORLD” and “GALAXY OF TERROR,” starring Edward Albert and Jesse Vint. B-movie pioneer Roger Corman’s recent, well-deserved Academy Award has renewed interest in his vast catalog of campy sci-fi goodness, including these two gems: “Forbidden World,” a 1982 sexed-up “Alien” knockoff, and “Galaxy of Terror,” involving people trapped on a planet that preys upon their individual fears. Both are rated R for gore, violence and nudity. Running time: “World” 1:25; “Terror” 1:21.

Suggested retail price: Blu-ray $26.97.

“MOTHER (MADAO),” starring Hye-ja Kim and Bin Won. “Mother” finds director Joon-ho Bong breathing new life into the thriller with this tale of a fiercely loyal parent who will stop at nothing to prove the innocence of her disabled son. Rated R for language, some sexual content, violence and drug use. Running time: 2:08.

Suggested retail price: DVD $26.98; Blu-ray $29.98