A lot of anticipated TV shows are new to DVD this week, available at Reckless Video. The biggest of the lot is the 3rd season of the cop/serial killer drama Dexter. We also have the 12th season of the The Simpsons, currently longest running comedy series in American history. We also have the 2nd seasons of two socialite dramas: the lawyer-based Dirty Sexy Money and the teen prep school centered Gossip Girl. Finally, we have the debut season of Sons of Anarchy, where a 30-something father joins a motorcycle gang.
Jumping to the big screen from the small screen, Miley Cyrus (High School Musical 2, Bolt) brings her dual life as normal high school student Miley Stewart and her secret identity as a rock star in Hannah Montana: The Movie. The transition to feature film brings Miley's dad (Billy Ray Cyrus: Mulholland Dr.) and best friend (Emily Osment: Spy Kids 2) into the fold, as Miley's life is being overrun by her fame as Hannah Montana, and tabloid journalists try to uncover her secret and ruin her life.
A remake of Wes Craven's 1972 grindhouse cult classic, 2009's The Last House on the Left follows two girls (Sara Paxton: Aquamarine, Sydney White and Martha MacIsaac: Ice Princess, Superbad) as they meet a boy and go up to his hotel room... but when Garret Dillahunt (No Country for Old Men, The Believer) and Riki Lindhome (My Best Friend's Girl, Changeling) come back to the room, the girls recognize the escaped criminals responsible for the death of two police officers. The fugitives kidnap and terrorize the girls, but their parents (Monica Potter: Saw, Con Air and Tony Goldwyn: Romance & Cigarettes, Kiss the Girls) can't let abduction and abuse go unanswered.
Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton, Burn After Reading) stars as an alcoholic in Julia, who meets a mother in an AA meeting, and the two of them plot to kidnap the mother's estranged son. The two find themselves on the wrong side of the law, and with only one friend willing to help them (Saul Rubinek: Jesse Stone: Sea Change, True Romance), Julia ultimately has to face her own morality, even if doing the right thing has terrible consequences.
Surveillance is the newest film by David Lynch's daughter Jennifer Lynch (Boxing Helena), as two investigators (Julia Ormond: Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, I Know Who Killed Me and Bill Pullman: Phoebe in Wonderland, Bottle Shock) try to piece together multiple murders and the mystery of a missing woman. Their three eyewitnesses are a police officer (Kent Harper: Paper Dolls), a cocaine addict (Pell James: Zodiac, Broken Flowers), and a young girl (Ryan Simpkins: Revolutionary Road, Pride & Glory) who lost her family to the killers. As the witness' stories unfold, the truth behind the crimes starts to become clearer, but if not all the pieces fit, there might be more to the story than the three witness know.
Set in a Turkish village, Absurdistan is a comedy where the men's refusal to deal with a water shortage inspires the women of the village to go on strike. The strike threatens to cause specific trouble as the story's protagonists, a pair of young lovers, approach their wedding night.
Director James Toback's (Fingers, The Pick-Up Artist) documentary Tyson paints the portrait of heavyweight fighter "Iron" Mike Tyson, from his beginnings as a young neighborhood fighter, to champion, and his controversial decline, all told by Tyson himself.
Dan Fogler (Fanboys, Balls of Fury) and Brendan Sexton III (Winter of Frozen Dreams, Session 9) star as a pair of ambitious brothers in Wedding Bros, where they've left the family business to make wedding videos. With Jon Polito (Super Capers, Bart Got a Room), Patti D'Arbanville (Perfect Stranger, I Know What You Did Last Summer), Steven Randazzo (The International, Trees Lounge), and Marcia Jean Kurtz (Inside Man, Recount).