DVD Forecast: Release News for Young Victoria, When in Rome, The Collector and More on Disc

DVD Forecast: Release News for Young Victoria, When in Rome, The Collector and More on Disc

Mar 08, 2010

Every Monday Blu-ray Bob gazes into his crystal ball and predicts what discs will be spinning in your DVD player in the upcoming months. This week’s forecast calls for some sunny chick flicks with a shower of TV on DVD.

The Young Victoria just picked up on Oscar for its lavish costumes. You’ll be able to inspect every stitch when Sony gives the period drama the royal treatment on April 20 on DVD and BD. Bonus features include “Lavish History: A Look at the Costumes and Locations,” “The Real Queen Victoria,” deleted scenes and much more.

In the mood for a rom-com set in Ireland with hot ginge du jour Amy Adams? If so, Universal is releasing her film Leap Year on May 4 on DVD and Blu-ray.

Not many people saw the scary little horror flick The Collector when it was in theaters, but it might scare up more fans on DVD and Blu-ray on April 6. The story follows a handyman (Josh Stewart) who aims to repay a debt by robbing his employer’s country home only to find himself trapped in a house that has been booby-trapped by a sadistic killer.

In the chick-flick fantasy When in Rome, a young woman (Kristen Bell) who is romantically bankrupt impulsively steals some coins from a reputed fountain of love in Rome during an impromptu trip and then becomes aggressively pursued by a band of suitors. Hear that, ladies? If you want Josh Duhamel to chase you down the street, rip off your local wishing well or just watch him gun for Bell here on DVD or BD on May 18.

Blu-ray Bob pities the fool who doesn’t remember Mr. T and the Reagan-era show that made him famous. Universal is releasing The A Team: The Complete Series on June 8 in a 25-disc DVD set that comes in a van-shaped box with Mr. T behind the wheel. Extras include “The Great ‘80s TV Flashback,” “Rumors of Soldiers of Fortune,” and a bonus episode of Knight Rider. Speaking of TV on disc, series coming out soon include the cult favorite Tales of the Gold Monkey: The Complete Series (June 8), Courtney Cox’s Dirt: Season Two (May 4), Entourage: The Complete Sixth Season and Hung: The Complete First Season. The latter two HBO series will be released on June 22 on both DVD and BD.

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