February 23 Blu-ray, digital and DVD releases

Welcome to ComingSoon.net’s Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column on February 23rd! We’ve highlighted this week’s releases in detailed descriptions of various titles below! Click any highlighted title to buy from Amazon!

New movies on Blu-ray / DVD

The Croods: A. New Age
In search of a new home, the Croods encounter the more discerning Betterman family. A new threat forces the two families to put their differences aside to avoid extinction.

The last Vermeer
An almost forgotten true story about a soldier investigating a well-known Dutch artist who is accused of conspiring with the Nazis.

Horizon line
A couple flying on a small plane to attend a wedding on a tropical island must fight for their lives after their pilot suffers a heart attack.

Scooby doo! The Sword and the Scoob (DVD)
Scooby-Doo and the gang travel back in time to help King Arthur save his throne from an evil sorceress.

Redemption Day (DVD)
Kate has just returned home and is kidnapped by a terrorist group while U.S. Navy Captain Brad Paxton (Gary Dourdan’s) wife, Kate, works while she is working in Morocco. He is forced to undergo a daring and fatal operation to save the woman he loves.

Alone With Her Dreams (DVD)
Lucia is left under the care of her strict and arrogant grandmother in Sicily in the 1960s, while her parents and younger brother emigrate to France to find work. The girl longs for the days and becomes more and more curious about her grandmother’s hatred of other family members on the island, until one day she discovers the reason for it and reveals a terrible secret.

Mambo Man (DVD)
Mambo Man is the story of JC, a Cuban farmer and music promoter who is presented with a business proposition that seems too good to be true. JC is desperate to alleviate his financial problems. He plays everything he has to do with it and learns who his real friends are.

Book club

Alien: Into Charybdis (The Alien Series, Book 9)
“Shy” Hunt and the McAllen Integrations tech team thought they would have an easy time – they would set up environmental systems for the brand new Hasanova Data Solutions colony, which was being built on the abandoned ruins of a complex called “Charybdis”. There are only two problems: the colony is owned by the Iranian state, so diplomacy is tense at best, and the complex sits above a series of hidden caves that hold deadly secrets. When a bizarre ship lands on a nearby island, one of the workers is attacked by a claw-like creature, and trust between Iranians and Americans dwindles. The McAllen integration crew is imprisoned, accused of being a spy, but manages to send a distress signal to the Colonial Marines.

New editions

Haven of freedom
The German heartbreaker Hans Albers plays Hannes, a former seaman who now works as an entertainer and plays his accordion in the streets and cabarets of the bright red-light district of Hamburg. When he meets a headstrong young peasant girl (Ilse Werner), Hannes’ passions are awakened again and he is torn between his love for Gisa and the waving call of the sea.

Turn up the volume
By day, Mark Hunter (Christian Slater) is a painfully shy new kid in a small town in Arizona. But at night he’s Hard Harry, the cynical, uncensored DJ for a pirate station. Adored by his high school classmates (who are unaware of his true identity), Harry becomes a hero with his hilarious monologues about sex, love, and rock and roll. But when he exposes the corrupt headmaster, she calls the FCC to kill Harry.

John Hughes 5 Film Collection
Get all of the major John Hughes movies, Ferris Buellers Day Off, Pretty in Pink, Any Wonderful, Planes, Trains and Cars, and she’s got a baby in a great collection!

Lady sings the blues
The essence of Billie Holiday, one of America’s most beloved and memorable blues singers, is brilliantly captured in a tour de force debut by singer Diana Ross. This stunning biography received 5 Academy Award nominations including Diana Ross for Best Actress. Next to Ross are Billy Dee Williams and Richard Pryor.

The hand that feeds the dead
Baron Ivan Rassimov, a brilliant doctor, died terribly in a laboratory fire. Since that day his daughter Tanja has withdrawn into a life of seclusion and covers her disfigured face. Professor Nijinski, once a student of Rassimov, married Tanja and tried to restore her lost beauty. To achieve his goal, however, Professor Nijinski needs beautiful young victims for his transplant experiments.

Creeping flesh castle
In an old castle, a mad scientist is trying to resuscitate his dead daughter through surgery, but there are certain body parts that he needs that he cannot get. His problem is solved when a group of young partiers stumble into his castle.

Shogun’s joy in torture
From the outrageous imagination of cult director Teruo Ishii, this infamous omnibus comes from three shocking stories about crime and punishment.

My dream is yours
Michael Curtiz (Casablanca) directed this foamy but moving musical with Doris Day and Eve Arden. A talented young singer on her way to fame is in love with another singing star.

Plague city
For a dysfunctional American family, a trip to the Irish countryside will go very wrong. Folk locals have a sinister agenda. The forest is full of giggling, deformed children who love to play sadistically depraved games. And in the nearby village, kind grandmothers knit a waking nightmare. Now the ultimate horror is at home in a place called Plague Town.

The attic expeditions
Trevor (Andras Jones) is a young man who was sentenced to a long stay in a mental hospital after brutally killing his girlfriend. However, the longer Trevor is in turmoil, the more he wonders if the murder ever really happened or if it is all just a terrible fantasy that Dr. Elk (Jeffrey Combs), the asylum’s sinister director, implanted in his brain.

New to Digital HD

Silk road
Ross Ulbricht (Nick Robinson) launches Silk Road, a completely anonymous drug market that draws the focus of disgraced DEA agent Rick Bowden (Jason Clarke). As their personal lives dwindle, they are caught in an elaborate game of cat and mouse.

Oscar winner Roberto Benigni plays Geppetto in the enchantingly reworked Pinocchio about a marionette who magically comes to life and dreams of being a real boy.

TV on Blu-ray and DVD

Betty Whites Pet Set: The Complete Series (DVD)
In 1971, shortly before Betty’s sitcom superstar, she created and hosted a weekly program, BETTY WHITE’S PET SET, to celebrate her lifelong love for animals. BETTY WHITE’S PET SET was produced with her husband Allen Ludden (password) and gave Betty the opportunity to welcome celebrity friends with their dogs, cats and horses as well as a wide variety of wild animals such as tigers, bears and elephants, lions, wolves, gorillas, Chimpanzees, pumas, cheetahs, seals, kangaroos, zebras, eagles, snakes, penguins and many other creatures both in the studio and on site.

In Amy Schumer: The Complete Series (DVD)
Stand-up superstar Amy Schumer steps off the stage into a series of embarrassing episodes. From envelope sketches (Two Girls, One Cup Auditions, anyone?) To inappropriate interviews with real people, this is life as she knows it.

Rowan & Martins Laugh-In: The Complete Series (DVD)
The 1960s gave us “in-crowd,” “be-ins,” and “love-ins,” and from 1968 Rowan & Martins Laugh-In, which aired from beautiful downtown Burbank, was the setting for freeform comedy . Heterosexual Rowan and clever co-host Martin led a group of goofballs through a rapid-fire attack of one-liners, skits, bits and non-sequitures that left viewers hysterical and incredulous. Everything and everyone in public was a target. Political correctness? Forget it! The groundbreaking Emmy Award-winning show anchored the time slot on Monday at 8 p.m. on NBC through March 12, 1973.

The Croods: A New Age