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New on DVD & Blu-ray: Wizard of Oz & more

October 1, 2013

YellowBrix

Oct. 01--'The Wizard of Oz: 75th Anniversary Edition'

There are some movies that are worth considering an upgrade to a new and fancy format. I think it is safe to say that even having not seen the new 3-D transfer of "The Wizard of Oz" when it came back into theaters, the fact there is a digitally remastered version is significant, especially with it available in 3-D. This new edition of the classic also has a new documentary, "The Making of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz," and if you pony up for the collector's edition, you'll also land a ruby slippers sparkle globe, a special pin set, a hardcover photo book and a map of Oz.

'This is the End'

James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Jay Baruchel, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride and the rest of their famous pals star as versions of themselves in this end-of-the-world comedy. (DVD, $30.99; Blu-ray/DVD combo, $40.99)

'The Croods'

Get some prehistoric laughs with this animated comedy featuring the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds and Catherine Keener. (DVD, $29.98; Blu-ray/DVD combo, $38.99; Blu-ray 3-D/Blu-ray/DVD combo, $48.99)

'The Little Mermaid'

Much like "The Wizard of Oz," this classic Disney animated film recently returned to theaters. It's hard to say a bad word about this movie -- it's delightful and has a memorable soundtrack. Admit it, right this moment you're singing "Under the Sea" to yourself. (Blu-ray/DVD combo, $44.99; Blu-ray 3-D/Blu-ray/DVD combo, $49.99)

'New Girl: The Complete Second Season'

The second season of Zooey Deschanel's quirky comedy was just as satisfying as the first. This season is high on relationships, with Jess, Nick, Schmidt, Cece and Winston all finding love. (DVD, $39.98)

'Glee: The Complete Fourth Season'

Sing-along as the kids from Lima, Ohio, and just graduated young adults now in New York City, return to their respective stages. (DVD, $59.98; Blu-ray, $69.99)

TV on DVD

'Awkward: Seasons 1 & 2' (DVD, $26.98)

'Beauty & The Beast: The First Season' (DVD, $49.99)

'How I Met Your Mother: The Complete Season Eight' (DVD, $39.98)

'Magnum P.I.: The Complete Series' (DVD, $169.98)

'Murder, She Wrote: The Complete Series' (DVD, $199.98)

'North America' (DVD, $29.93; Blu-ray, $34.99)

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