‘Jersey Boys’ and ‘A Most Wanted Man’ making it happen on DVD

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If you haven't had the chance to see the smash Broadway hit "Jersey Boys" in a theatre, you can enjoy it on Blu-ray or DVD on Nov. 11. The big-screen version, directed by Oscar winner Clint Eastwood ("Million Dollar Baby," "Unforgiven"), stars John Lloyd Young who reprises his Tony Award-winning portrayal of the legendary lead singer of The Four Seasons, Frankie Valli.

If you haven't had the chance to see the smash Broadway hit "Jersey Boys" in a theatre, you can enjoy it on Blu-ray or DVD on Nov. 11. The big-screen version, directed by Oscar winner Clint Eastwood ("Million Dollar Baby," "Unforgiven"), stars John Lloyd Young who reprises his Tony Award-winning portrayal of the legendary lead singer of The Four Seasons, Frankie Valli.

Erich Bergen stars as Bob Gaudio, who wrote or co-wrote all of the group's biggest hits and Michael Lomenda and Vincent Piazza star respectively as Nick Massi and Tommy DeVito, two original member of The Four Seasons. Oscar winner Christopher Walken ("The Deer Hunter") rounds out the main cast as mobster Gyp DeCarlo who was like a godfather to Frankie Valli.

The Jersey Boys, four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey, got together and became the iconic 1960s group, "The Four Seasons."  It wasn't easy getting started but eventually they overcame the trials and tribulations of the music business and became a singing group that influenced a generation with their hit songs "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man," "Rag Doll," "My Eyes Adored You," "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," and "Working My Way Back to You."

The success of The 2006 Tony Award winning musical, which also garnered a Grammy and the British Olivier Award for best musical introduced the Four Seasons' music to a whole new generation of fans around the world.

Bonus features include "From Broadway to the Big Screen,"  "Too Good To Be True" and "Oh What a Night to Remember" where you hit the streets with director Clint Eastwood and the cast as they prepare for the grand finale. From Warner Bros, rated R for language throughout.

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"A Most wanted Man," based on John Le Carre's novel, is an involving spy thriller starring  the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman as Gunther Bachmann, a German intelligence agent. Racing against time to find a half-Chechen, half- Russian Muslim, the most wanted man in question, who has surfaced in Hamburg.

Is he a victim seeking refuge or a terrorist seeking revenge? Using his own staff and his own unique techniques Gunther tracks the man down, but many other issues surface as the intricate plot twists and turns.

Le Carre, a former member of British Intelligence, wrote his first novel "The Spy Who Came In From the Cold" while stationed in Hamburg. This was followed by other spy thrillers like, "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" and "The Constant Gardner." Having been a spy himself, Le Carre understands the intricacies of the spy game. No one can be totally trusted, not even your allies. Such is the case in this, his latest, involving work.

Special features include "The Making of A Most Wanted Man" and "Spymaster: John Le Carre in Hamburg."  Others in the international cast are Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe and Robin Wright. From Lionsgate, rated R for language.

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If you are in the mood for a frightening psychosexual drama that completely reinvents some of literature's most famous characters, from Victor Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and timeless figures from Dracula, you will savor the first season of Showtime's hit "Penny Dreadful."

The gripping thriller also blends in a core of original characters who are in a dark and brutal quest to save a soul–even as they grapple with their own monstrous temptations.

The series was created by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan ("Skyfall," "Hugo." "Gladiator") and Oscar winner Sam Mendes ("American Beauty" and "Skyfall) and has garnered raves from critics nationwide who describe the show as "scary, seductive, surprising, smart, solidly entertaining, well cast, moody, mystical, wonderfully twisted and oozing with atmosphere."

The 3-disc package presents the first eight episodes of the series, plus special features that include "What is a Penny Dreadful?," "Literary Roots," " Prostitution and Sex in Victorian Times," " British Exploration & Search for the Nile," " The Science of Medicine" and more. Total running time is approximately 7 hours and 15 minutes.  

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