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Coming Your Living Room: Gadgets, Robots and Spies

Super Heroes, spies, gadget lovers, and robotic farm fowl all team up on store shelves for this week's home entertainment releases on Blu-Ray and DVD.

Super Heroes, spies, gadget lovers, and robotic farm fowl 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.

After Earth (Blu-ray Combo Pack & DVD, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
Starring Jaden Smith (The Karate Kid) and two-time Academy Award nominated Will Smith (2006, Best Actor, The Pursuit of Happyness; 2001, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Ali), this action-adventure follows Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his father Cypher (Will Smith) as they set out on a routine mission that crash lands them on a hostile planet Earth. Now, 1,000 years after Earth has been quarantined, everything on the planet has evolved to kill humans. Unable to contact home, and forced to battle exotic creatures and dangerous terrains, Kitai and Cypher must fight together to survive.

Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure (Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, Digital Download and VOD, Lionsgate Home Entertainment)
Following the original Alpha and Omega theatrical film which grossed $50M box office worldwide and has sold over 1.1M DVDs to date, comes a new holiday movie featuring the unlikely pair of wolves, Kate and Humphrey, and their new frisky family of cubs in a heartwarming wilderness adventure.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Deluxe Edition (Blu-ray Combo Pack & DVD, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)
This seamless combination of the heralded two-part "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns" is accompanied on the Blu-ray Combo Pack by several new bonus features, including a 70-minute Frank Miller retrospective, an all-new filmmaker commentary, four exclusive collector cards with never-before-seen artwork, and all of the extra content originally found on the original Part 1 & 2 releases.

Fantastic Voyage (DVD/Blu-Ray; 20th Century Fox)
Hailed by some as a 1960s science-fiction classic, Fantastic Voyage follows a team who shrink and travel inside the body of a man with an inoperable medical condition.

Inspector Gadget: Season 1, Volumes 1 & 2 & 3 (DVD; Cinedigm/New Video Group)
Three separate DVD releases make up the first season of the 80s cartoon featuring the high-tech, but bumbling Inspector Gadget. Sixty-five episodes were made for the first season of the animated series. Inspector Gadget, whose title character was voiced by the legendary Don Adams (Get Smart), premiered in the U.S. in 1983 and remained in syndication until the late 1990’s. The series was named #54 in IGN Entertainment list of the Top 100 Best Animated TV Shows. The series has aired in 55 countries and 24 different languages.

Robot Chicken Season 6 (Blu-ray, DVD; Warner Home Video)
Robot Chicken returns to Blu-ray and DVD in all of its stop-motion – and Emmy Award-winning – glory in the latest release from Adult Swim, Robot Chicken Season 6. The top-rated, animated television series from co-creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich continues to bring pop-culture parodies to life in the modern take on the variety/sketch show format that has become its trademark. Featuring all 20 episodes from the series’ latest season on Adult Swim, the Robot Chicken Season 6 Blu-ray and DVD boasts a treasure trove of behind-the-scenes footage and insider-access content – enough to satiate any fan of the series, Adult Swim, and pop culture.

Star Wars Trilogy Re-Releases(DVD/Blu-Ray Combo; 20th Century Fox)
The latest re-release of the six Star Wars theatrical films include either the Prequel or Original trilogies on both Blu-Ray and DVD. These include the latest versions of these films, and the Blu-Ray discs include exclusive audio commentaries featuring archival interviews with cast and crew.

Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters – Predacons Rising (DVD/Blu-Ray; Shout! Factory)
This 70 minute feature wraps up the hit Transformers Prime series that aired on the Hub Network. A new foe takes possession of the body of arch-nemesis Megatron, and it may take an unlikely alliance to defeat the new threat.

Totally Spies Collection – Seasons 1-3 (DVD; Cinedigm/New Video Group)
Totally Spies! is an animated series about three teenage high school students who are also undercover spies. Two 13-episode releases make up the DVD sets for season 2.

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.