“THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL,” starring Judi Dench and Bill Nighy. This surefire winner from director John Madden (“Shakespeare in Love”) and novelist Deborah Moggach manages to gather almost every beloved British actor in the business for this comedy-drama. A merry band of old-timers (a group that also includes Tom Wilkinson, Maggie Smith and Ronald Pickup) embarks to India for a variety of life-affirming reasons, only to find that the getaway destination of the title is in fact a dilapidated resort ensconced in some serious financial ruin. How the determined codgers manage to enjoy their respective vacations and relocations makes for some very funny and affecting viewing for all ages. Rated PG-13. Running time: 2:04

Suggested retail price: $29.98; Blu-ray $39.99

“THE CABIN IN THE WOODS,” starring Kristen Connolly and Chris Hemsworth. Cult fave turned king of Hollywood Joss Whedon teams up with fellow writer-director Drew Goddard (“Lost”) to deliver this witty and knowing homage to modern horror movies. They strand five attractive friends in a remote “Cabin” a la “Evil Dead” and let their twisted, geeked-out imaginations run wild, pulling more than one successful fast one on the unsuspecting audience along the way. Horror fans will have a high old time detecting the many references and trope tweaks, but it’s tough to imagine any viewer of strong stomach not thoroughly enjoying themselves with this valentine to Fangoria subscribers. Rated R. Running time: 1:35

Suggested retail price: $29.99; Blu-ray $34.99

“MODERN FAMILY: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON,” starring Ed O’Neill and Julie Bowen. Still funnier than ever in its third season and counting, this dependably hilarious and Emmy-winning family sitcom continues to garner praise from critics and viewers alike, thanks in large part to one of the best ensemble casts on TV. Special features include deleted scenes and a gag reel. Not rated; contains mild language and crude humor. Running time: 8:04

Suggested retail price: $49.98; Blu-ray $59.99

“SUPERNATURAL,” starring Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles. Brothers Winchester battle demons both actual and personal, picking up the pieces after the loss of a fellow comrade along the way. As ever, “Supernatural” is a polished effort, the work of a cast and crew that clearly knows and respects their devoted fanbase. Special features include commentary from cast and crew on select episodes and unaired scenes. Not rated; contains language and violence. Running time: 16:52

Suggested retail price: $59.98; Blu-ray $69.97


“SUBURGATORY: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON,” starring Jane Levy and Jeremy Sisto. This welcome newcomer to the ABC lineup channels both “Daria” and “Mean Girls” with its ongoing saga of high-schooler Tessa (Levy), whose unwanted relocation to California with hopeful dad George (Sisto) puts her at constant odds with her seemingly vapid classmates and neighbors due to her cynical outlook and lack of interest in shopping. Sharp tongued and sweet natured all at once, “Suburgatory” is a plucky little underdog of a sitcom that will hopefully stick around for a while yet. Not rated; contains mild language and sexual content. Running time: 4:04

Suggested retail price: $44.98


“INDIANA JONES: THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES,” starring Harrison Ford and Karen Allen. No child of the ’80s or fan of movies in general should be without this excellent set, which compiles “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” into one remastered, extras-laden volume. Whether you’re a longtime fan or your dad is making you watch them, the Indy movies are one of those rarities in the cinematic world: Something we can all agree on (except perhaps for “Crystal Skull,” but there isn’t enough room in this entire newspaper for that particular argument). You may as well reserve your copy now, as we can already hear you humming the theme song. Suggested retail price: $99.98


“CHICO & RITA,” animated with the voices of Limara Meneses and Eman Xor Ona. A surprise nomination for Best Animated Feature Oscar won this indie production a fair amount of much-deserved attention, but with or without that accolade, we have an elegantly animated love story with one of the best soundtracks of the year. The titular duo, a pianist and singer, respectively, meet in 1948-era Havana are brought together through their love of and talent for music, performing in nightclubs and striking up a relationship that becomes impossibly strained due to Chico’s less-than-faithful nature. It’s not enough to completely extinguish the fire, though, and the story is told in flashback as we see present-day Chico and Rita pining for their prime and their lost time. Not rated; contains language and nudity. Running time: 1:34

Suggested retail price: $29.95; Blu-ray $39.95

“GET A LIFE: THE COMPLETE SERIES,” starring Chris and Bob Elliot. Well ahead of its time during its brief initial run in 1990, this blissfully bizarre “anti-sitcom” played by no known rules then or now, but would not have been out of place in the “Adult Swim” lineup. In the pre-Internet days of the early ’90s, Chris Elliot’s surreal adventures of a 30-year-old paperboy definitely stood out from the pack, a love-it-or-hate-it experience that has since developed a rabid cult following that has been clamoring for its DVD release since the introduction of the medium. Well worth the wait, the Shout Factory has once again unearthed a pop-culture favorite for a new generation. Not rated; contains crude humor and comic violence. Running time: 14:00

Suggested retail price: $59.97

– Courtesy of Videoport

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