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Coming Soon…to Your Living Room: Boxtrolls, Evil Dolls and Ninja Warriors

Timid Boxtrolls, an evil doll, and ninja warriors all team up on store shelves for this week's home entertainment releases on Blu-Ray and DVD.

Timid Boxtrolls, an evil doll, and ninja warriors all team up on store shelves for this week's home entertainment releases on Blu-Ray and DVD. Check out the new titles below, and let us know which ones are on your wish list.

Annabelle (2014)

Blu-ray/DVD combo pack ($35.99) DVD ($28.98) available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

In this prequel to The Conjuring, directed by James Wan, Annabelle is a doll capable of unspeakable evil that exists locked up in an occult museum in Connecticut -- visited only by a priest who blesses her twice a month. John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia -- a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia's delight with Annabelle doesn't last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now…Annabelle.

The DVD includes “The Curse of Annabelle” featurette. Blu-ray extras include “Bloody Tears of Possession,” “Dolls of the Demon,” and “A Demonic Process” featurettes, as well as deleted scenes.

The Boxtrolls (2014)

Blu-ray ($34.98) available from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Coraline/ParaNorman/The Boxtrolls

Blu-Ray three-disc set ($49.98) available from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Handcrafted by the artists at LAIKA, The Boxtrolls are a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised a human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up

with fabulously feisty Winnie (Elle Fanning). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family.

Special features include “Voicing The Boxtrolls,” “Inside the Box,” “The Big Cheese: Allergy Snatcher,” “Deconstructing the Dance,” “Think Big: The Mecha Drill,” “The Nature of Creation,” “Trolls Right Off the Tongue,” “Allergic to Easy,” “Let’s Dance” and “On the Shoulders of Giants” featurettes, along with a Feature Commentary with Directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi.

Also available is a three-disc set containing all three LAIKA features -- Coraline (2009) ParaNorman (2012) and The Boxtrolls (2014) -- with loads of extras and special features. 

Lucy (2014)

Blu-ray/DVD combo ($34.98) available from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

From La Femme Nikita and Leon: The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer-director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors. Scarlett Johansson stars as Lucy, a woman altered by a dangerous drug that allows her to use 100% of her brain, transforming into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

The DVD also includes the “Cerebral Capacity – The True Science of Lucy” featurette, while the Blu-ray edition adds “The Evolution of Lucy” featurette.

Tyler Perry's Madea's Tough Love (2014)

DVD ($19.99) available from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

Tyler Perry's first animated film has Madea sentenced to community service after a run-in with the law. Determined to do good for the 'hood, Madea enlists Aunt Bam and Uncle Joe to try and save the Moms Mabley Youth Center from being shut down. With her sass and wisdom, Madea rallies the local kids to make a stand -- and proves that behind her tough exterior is a whole lot of love.

Extras include behind-the-scenes featurettes “Madea Gets Animated” and “Madea's Storyboard Comparison.”

Naruto: Shippuden Box Set #21

Two-disc DVD set ($44.82) available from VIZ Media set includes episodes 258-270.

The Fourth Great Ninja War has begun and even the strongest fight to survive! The quest for power and struggle for control leads many heroes down hard roads. Sasuke's revelation of Naruto's potential and defeat in combat lead him to consider the path of Orochimaru. While Naruto continues to master the power within under the watchful eye of Killer Bee, the Allied Shinobi Forces confront Madara and Kabuto's army of Reanimated Shinobi and White Zetsu. Can the alliance hold long enough to stop the army?