New DVD Releases: March 16, 2011

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New DVD Releases March 16, 2011

Barbie: A Fairy Secret (2010) Barbie discovers that there are fairies living secretly all around us. (Universal)

Barney: Mother Goose Collection (2011) DVD, 64-page activity book and music CD features more than 35 classic nursery rhymes, $14.98. Extras: "Behind the Scenes With Cast and Crew," "What Can It Be" read-along, 15 sing-alongs, 17 Mother Goose rhyme-alongs, "Mother Goose Live on Stage." (HIT Entertainment/Lionsgate).

Batman: The Brave and the Bold Season 1 Part 2 (2008-09) Two-disc set with 13 episodes, $19.97. (Warner).

Battle of the Warriors (2006) Andy Lau. Extras: Commentary by Hong Kong cinema expert Bey Logan, "The Making of Battle of the Warriors." Available as a Blu-ray/DVD Combo. (The Weinstein Co./Vivendi Entertainment).

Coach: The Fourth Year (1991-92) Three-disc set with 21 episodes. (Universal).

The Fighter (2010) Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo. Extras: "The Warrior's Code: Filming The Fighter," commentary by director David O. Russell. Also available on Blu-ray Disc, which adds "Keeping the Faith," deleted scenes. (Paramount).

Gamera Double Feature. The final two films in the illustrious Gamera franchise: "Gamera vs. Zigra" and "Gamera: The Super Monster," featuring newly restored anamorphic widescreen transfers, English dubs, publicity gallery. (Shout! Factory).

Hereafter (2010) Dir.: Clint Eastwood; Matt Damon, Cecile de France, Frankie and George McLaren, Jay Mohr, Bryce Dallas Howard, Marthe Keller, Thierry Neuvic, Derek Jacobi. Extras: "Tsunami! Recreating a Disaster," "Hereafter's Locations: Casting the Silent Characters," "The Eastwood Factor -- Extended Edition" documentary. Also available on Blu-ray Disc, which adds "Is There Life After Death?," "Clint on Casting," "Delving Into the Hereafter," "Twin Bonding," "French Speaking French," "Why the White Light?" (Warner).

Hemingway's Garden of Eden (2008) Mena Suvari, Jack Huston, Caterina Murino. Adaptation of Hemingway's last novel about a young American writer who completes his service in WWI and travels across Europe with his wife and her attractive Italian girlfriend. (Lionsgate).

How I Won the War (1967) Dir.: Richard Lester; Michael Crawford, John Lennon, Jack MacGowran, Roy Kinnear, Lee Montague. Richard Lester's surreal collage of battle footage and one-liners lampooning the absurdity of war. This DVD release debuts on the anniversary of John and Yoko Ono's highly publicized "Bed-In" protesting the Vietnam War, and John and Yoko's actual wedding. Under the supervision of Lester, the DVD has been fully remastered. For a limited time, a commemorative Booklet will be included with each purchase featuring an introductory Letter from Yoko Ono and behind the scenes stills from the film. (MGM Limited Edition Collection). Due Sunday, March 20.

No One Knows About Persian Cats (2009 -- Iran) Indictment of artistic repression in Iran's exciting underground music scene and a funny and moving celebration of an entire generation of Iranians striving for personal and creative freedom. Follows a pair of young musicians (Negar Shaghaghi, Ashkan Koshanejad), recently released from prison, on a mission to take their rock band to Europe. Forbidden by the authorities to play in Iran, they plan their escape abroad with a fast-talking promoter. Vowing to play one last show before leaving Tehran, their dangerous mission takes them on a free-wheeling journey through the city's vibrant and diverse underground scene, home to an estimated 2,000 illegal independent bands. (IFC Films).

Peanuts Double Feature. Two classic peanuts features: "A Boy Named Charlie Brown" and "Snoopy Come Home," $16.99. (CBS Home Entertainment/Paramount).

Shadow (2009) Jake Muxworthy, Karina Testa. A young American soldier returning from a tour of duty in Iraq and a female traveler are stalked by two goons while on a mountain-biking adventure in Europe; soon, however, all four are captured by a strange and vile mountain dweller who aims to torture them. (IFC Films).

A Shine of Rainbows (2009) Connie Nielsen, Aidan Quinn, John Bell. A lonely orphan's life is transformed by an extraordinary woman who teaches him to conquer grief and discover the magic in nature and himself. Extras: "So Many Colours: The Making of A Shine of Rainbows." (Fox).

Spooner (2009) Matthew Lillar, Nora Zehetner, Christopher McDonald. Quirky romantic comedy about a 30-year-old used car salesman who faces eviction from his parent's house and meets the girl of his dreams, all on the same day. (Maya Entertainment).

Sugar Boxx (2009) Geneviere Anderson, Ellie Arket, Rainbow Borden. Southern-fried women-behind-bars actioner in which a reporter goes undercover and gets a scoop on the corruption and abuse at the Sugar State Women's Prison. (Entertainment One).

The Switch (2010) Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Jeff Goldblum, Juliette Lewis, Patrick Wilson. Extras: Deleted scenes, "The Switch Conceived" behind-the-scenes featurette. Also available on Blu-ray Disc, which adds alternate ending, additional deleted scenes, bloopers. (Miramax Films/Lionsgate).

Who Do You Think You Are? Season 1 (2010) TV series follows seven celebrities as they journey through ancestral history and share their life-altering discoveries about their ancestors and their past. Sarah Jessica Parker, Dallas Cowboys' Emmitt Smith, Susan Sarandon, Spike Lee, Matthew Broderick, Brooke Shield, Lisa Kudrow. Two-disc set with seven episodes, $39.99. (Acorn Media).

The Wildest Dream (2010) Re-enactments, photos and astonishing visuals tell the intersecting stories of George Mallory, the first man to attempt a summit of Mount Everest, and Conrad Anker, the mountaineer who finds Mallory's frozen remains 75 years later. Voiceover by Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and the late Natasha Richardson. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Virgil Film & Entertainment).