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Oblivion, Strike Back

New DVD/VOD Tuesday, Aug. 6


  • Oblivion

When a memory-wiped drone repairman (Tom Cruise) on Future Effdup Earth rescues a mysterious-but-familiar woman (Olga Kurylenko) from a downed spacecraft … not much happens, but it looks really cool. That’s enough, right? (Universal)

Strike Back: Season 2
Cinemax’s live-action Team America returns for a second season with a new boss (Rhona Mitra), new bad guys (terrorists with nuclear triggers) and ridiculous new levels of violence, nudity, yelling and explosions. So, awesome TV. (HBO)

Community: Season 4
The season without showrunner Dan Harmon—hey, it’s not that bad. There’s the sci-fi convention thing, the Halloween thing, the Thanksgiving thing, the Christmas thing, the puppet thing, the graduation thing … OK, it was pretty bad. (Sony)

The Best of Fridays
The cult 1980-82 late-night sketch series, finally on DVD! Well, some of it. Featuring players Michael Richards and Larry David (with hair!), performances by Devo, The Clash and Kiss, and a fight with Andy Kaufman. (Shout Factory)

Amelia’s 25th
On her 25th birthday, Amelia (Electra Avellan) realizes that she’s now too old to become a famous actress: “In Hollywood, 25 is the new dead.” Also starring Danny Trejo, Jennifer Tilly, Margaret Cho and other spry youngsters. (Breaking Glass)

More New DVD Releases (Aug. 6)
The Borgias: The Final Season, Duck Dynasty: Season 3, Jim Norton: Please Be Offended, Magic Magic, Mud, My Little Pony: Equestria Girls, On the Road, The Place Beyond the Pines, The Sapphires, Smash: Season 2, To the Wonder, West of Memphis, Zombie Massacre

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