Tom Cruise (A Few Good Men, Lions for Lambs) stars as historical conspirator Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg in Bryan Singer's (The Usual Suspects, Superman Returns) Valkyrie, a film about the higher level Germans struggling to save their country from destruction by assassinating Adolf Hitler. Dramatizing the July 20 Plot to seize control of the country, assassinate Hitler, and end the war, the thriller unfolds as the conspirators set up their coup and attempt to reclaim their country, always in danger of being discovered and and charged with treason. With Kenneth Branagh (Henry V, Rabbit Proof Fence), Bill Nighy (Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, Enduring Love), and Tom Wilkinson (Stage Beauty, RocknRolla). On DVD and Blu Ray.
Kevin James (I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, Hitch) stars as a segue-driving mall security guard in Paul Blart: Mall Cop. After failing out of the New Jersey police academy, Blart struggles to be taken seriously through a series of comic misadventures, involving his friend (Keir O'Donnell: Pathology, Wedding Crashers) and the girl in the mall he has a crush on (Jayma Mays: Epic Movie, Red Eye), but he gets a chance to prove himself when he has to take the mall back, Die Hard-like, from a band of crooks.
Fanboys is the long-awaited cult comedy about a group of Star Wars obsessed friends who road trip to Skywalker Ranch to steal a print of The Phantom Menace before its theatrical release, because one of their group (Chris Marquette: The Girl Next Door, Just Friends) may not live long enough to see it in theaters. Along the way, they encounter rabid Trekkies, Carrie Fisher, William Shatner, Kevin Smith, Billy Dee Williams, and Seth Rogen. Starring Sam Huntington (Detroit Rock City, Raising Genius), Dan Fogler (Balls of Fury, Good Luck Chuck), Jay Baruchel (Tropic Thunder, Knocked Up), and Kristen Bell (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Pulse).
A remake of the 1981 slasher film, the new My Bloody Valentine was a surprise hit in the theaters, and comes to DVD in both standard and 3D presentations. Starring Jensen Ackles (Supernatural, Dark Angel), Jaime King (The Spirit, Pretty Persuasion), and Kerr Smith (Final Destination, Charmed), the plot follows the teens of a small town as they are hunted by a killer in mining garb, dispatching them one-by-one with a pickaxe, which earned the film praise for a return to horror movie basics after years of Saw and Hostel type films.
Matthew Knight (The Grudge 2, The Greatest Game Ever Played) and Shawnee Smith (Repo! The Genetic Opera, Saw V) star in the second sequel in the third entry in the popular Grudge franchise. The Grudge 3 returns to the surviving character in Chicago, and resumes the plot in the hospital, as the curse continues to spread and destroy the lives of anyone in its path.
A man wakes up in a cave, not knowing who he is or how he got there, in the french Eden Log. Pursued by mysterious phantoms and mutants, he must run for his life through a futuristic, cyber-punk landscape, trying to reach a utopia where the horrors of his world can be forgotten.
Chocolate is the newest film by the creative team behind Ong Bak: The Thai Warrior, this time applying their star-making power to the female counterpart of Tony Jaa: Yanin JeeJa. Starring as the daughter of a woman with a secret past in organized crime, she journeys to collect all the debts owed to her mother in order to care for her family, though it puts her into elaborate martial arts confrontations with gangsters in the underworld.
With his mother sent to the Middle East and no father to rely on, a high school student takes the burden of being the man of the house in Perfect Sport. Given his own father figure by a new wrestling coach (Gary Hudson: A Season on the Brink, Battle in Seattle), he tries to look out for his younger sister, who also joins the wrestling team... but as she starts mixing with the wrong people and he starts making dangerous choices of his own, and the battles they fight could guide them into adulthood or destroy them completely.
New this week to Reckless Video's TV New Releases are the complete first season of HBO's popular vampire series True Blood, starring Anna Paquin (X-Men, The Squid and the Whale), as well as the third season the the high school football drama Friday Night Lights. We also have the first season of the BBC Inspector Lynley Mysteries, and the third volume of Cowboy Bebop creators' Darker Than Black anime series.