Susan Granger's DVD Update
Published 11:26 am, Saturday, May 12, 2012
There are lots of mom-themed movies ("I Remember Mama," "Mommy Dearest," "Baby Mama") but there's nothing quite like murderous Rebecca De Mornay's "Mother's Day," a bloody, visceral, home-invasion remake of the 1980 Troma horror film.
Coinciding with the release of Tim Burton's movie, the complete original series of "Dark Shadows" rises again in a colossal, custom coffin-shaped, 131-box set, featuring 1,225 episodes, with bonus, in-depth interviews, a commemorative booklet and other video extras for a whopping $599.98!
Or if you're into syrupy, sentimental melodrama, "The Vow" is a female wish-fulfillment fantasy as a husband (Channing Tatum) is determined to woo and win his wife (Rachel McAdams) again after she suffers a brain trauma and loses all memory of him and their life together.
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For foreign film aficionados, "Plot of Fear" is a classic Italian horror flick told through ingenious flashbacks.
For family viewing, "Happiness is...Peanuts: Team Snoopy" is an all-new collection of sports-themed adventures with the entire Peanuts gang, while "Tom & Jerry: Around the World" contains 22 rip-roaring cartoons featuring the tussling twosome.
PICK OF THE WEEK: If you're into this popular vampire vs. Lycan franchise, Kate Beckinsale returns as the warrior/goddess Selene in "Underworld Awakening," the fourth entry in the action-horror series launched by Beckinsale's real-life husband Len Wiseman back in 2003.