With few allies left, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) is on the run and in hiding in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. Instead of returning to Hogwarts, Harry, Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) take their last steps toward a final battle between Harry Potter and the evil Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes), gathering what they need and deciphering the clues to their destiny. With Voldemort growing stronger and few elders left to guide them, Harry, Ron and Hermione fight against the corrupt wizards and witches threatening their world, and prepare for their ultimate battle. On DVD and Blu-Ray.
When Hope Davis dies in a car accident, her family needs some time and distance from the tragedy in A Summer in Genoa. Her husband Joe (Colin Firth) is offered a job in Italy by an old friend (Catherine Keener), but the beautiful locale can't repair the broken family as their older daughter (Willa Holland) begins to rebel and their younger daughter (Perla Haney-Jardine) is wracked with guilt, seeing visions of her mother everywhere.
Country superstar Kelly Canter (Gwyneth Paltrow) is emerging from rehab in Country Strong, about to start a new tour and reclaim the love and respect of her fans with the help of her manager and husband (Tim McGraw). Joining Canter's comeback tour are a grassroots singer/songwriter (Garrett Hedlund) and a flashy beauty queen (Leighton Meester) who both prosper by touring with an icon, but Kelly Canter's addictions and tragedies could ruin everything if she can't summon the strength to get back on stage and sing. On DVD and Blu-Ray.
Factory worker Paco (Sergi Lopez) gets together with his single-mother co-worker Katie in Francois Ozon's Ricky, and their baby together proves to be a great blessing to the family. As their miracle baby attracts attention and changes their lives, Ricky's inexplicable difference could provide answers or just ask more unanswerable questions.
Jamie (Jim Sturgess) has trouble dealing with the world, made self-conscious by the heart-shaped birthmark on his face, in Heartless. When his world starts to crumble and he has nothing left to lose, Jamie makes a Faustian bargain with Papa B (Joseph Mawle) who frees him of the heart-shaped mark. Jamie's new life wins him the girl of his dreams (Clemence Poesy), but when the payment comes due, Papa B demands more than the terms of the original bargain. Jamie must choose between returning to his old life or agreeing to the new, sinister terms.
In their 20s and 30s, the youngest generation of a group of families (including Rochelle Aytes, D.B. Woodside, Golden Brooks, and Darrin Dewitt Henson) travels to a snowy cabin for a family reunion in The Inheritance. They all want something from "The Elders" of their families, but their reunion seems to be based around their Uncle Melvin's (Keith David) spooky stories instead of the kind of inheritance they were after. As the group becomes aware of the family's rituals, they slowly realize their true birthright.
Unstoppable hitman Frank Ng meets his match when his next mark turns out to be undead in God of Vampires. The unkillable vampire leaves Frank alive, but swears vengeance: now the hitman is being hunted as the vampire torments him, making his life unbearable. Frank's only chance is a team of unlikely vampire hunters with knowledge of the lore that could kill what's already dead.
Among the nonfiction and television releases this week are the Antarctic documentary film The Last Continent and the three-part documentary series Antarctic Mission (exploring the worlds of the penguins, seals, and more), as well as the BBC series The Last Place on Earth which tells the stories of Robert F Scott and Roald Amundsen and their race to the north and south poles, respectively, and features Hugh Grant, Bill Nighy, and Max von Sydow. We also have the new Dana Brown surf movie Highwater, a documentary about the Triple Crown competition in Hawaii.
Also new is Spring Shena-a-anigans, a new collection of Aardman Animation's Shaun the Sheep show, and two more Dinosaur Train collections: Pteranodon Family World Tour Adventure and Dinosaurs under the Sea.
Dust to Glory, Step into Liquid
Romeo Must Die, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Timecode, Something New
Hearts in Atlantis, The Nines
Kill Bill vol 2, Dark Water