IRON MAN 3 (2013, Disney, PG-13, $30) -- In this sequel of sorts to last year's "The Avengers," Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is back on his own and, save for an anxiety attack or two, ready to do battle with a pair of adversaries: terrorist Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) and mad scientist Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce). Nowhere near as much fun as the first "Iron Man" but a big improvement over "Iron Man 2," the threequel gets a boost from writer/director Shane Black ("Kiss Kiss Bang Bang"), who uncorks a couple of terrific action sequences while giving Downey plenty of opportunities to crack wise. Great fun to see Pepper Pots (Gwyneth Paltrow) kick some butt, too. Extras: featurettes.
DISCONNECT (2013, Lionsgate, R, $20) -- Not unlike "Traffic" or "Crash," this ambitious drama weaves together a number of interconnected stories exploring a single theme. Where "Traffic" probed addiction and "Crash" pivoted on issues of race, "Disconnect" looks at how the Internet impacts the lives of a handful of characters (Tenafly's Hope Davis, Jason Bateman, Andrea Riseborough, Max Thieriot, Alexander Skarsgard, Frank Grillo, Paula Patton) dealing with cyber bullying, identity theft and online porn. Even when the stories seem slow to boil, director Henry Alex-Rubin ("Murderball") keeps the action raw and touchingly humane. Extras: featurette and commentary by Alex-Rubin.
THE KINGS OF SUMMER (2013, Sony, PG-13, $30) -- When a trio of teenage pals (Gabriel Basso, Nick Robinson, Moises Arias) feel like they've had enough of their parents, they run away from home and spend their summer building a lavish tree house in the woods. They forage for food, hunt and play host to a gal pal (Erin Moriarty) who instantly tests their tight bond. It's an affable coming-of-age comedy that benefits from a top-notch supporting cast including Nick Offerman, Mary Lynn Rajskub and, especially, Megan Mullally and Marc Evan Jackson as Basso's over-protective parents. Extras: deleted scenes and featurettes.
UNFINISHED SONG (2013, Anchor Bay, PG-13, $25) -- If you can get past the tale's utter predictability, this small-scale drama hits all the right notes. Terence Stamp stars as a retiree who is introduced to the joys of choir singing by his cancer-stricken wife (Vanessa Redgrave). There's nothing fresh about the plot but to the credit of writer/director Paul Andrew Williams, the heart of the movie is the relationship between the sunny Redgrave and the grumpy Stamp. In their scenes together, they kick the material up a notch or two. They're a joy to watch. Extras: deleted scenes and outtakes.
EVOCATEUR: THE MORTON DOWNEY JR. MOVIE (2013, Magnolia, R, $28) - - Directed by self-professed fans Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller and Jeremy Newberger, this fascinating documentary centers on the rise and fall of the Father of Trash Television. "The Morton Downey Jr. Show" premiered in 1987 on the Secaucus-based WWOR. A year later, the show was carried nationwide and a year after that, it was canceled. The late host is remembered by associates, former audience rabble-rousers and some of his on-air foes, including Gloria Allred and Alan Dershowitz. Best of all, there's clips of Downey at his most obnoxious, getting in the faces of Al Sharpton and Ron Paul. Get ready to be Mort-ifed. Extras: commentary and deleted footage.
ROOM 237 (2012, IFC, unrated, $28) -- In this wackadoodle documentary directed by Rodney Ascher, five film lovers (who only appear off-screen) discuss the "hidden meanings" in Stanley Kubrick's classic horror movie "The Shining." One of the fans sees the film as Kubrick's apology for faking the moon landing while another argues that it's a treatise on the Holocaust and yet another believes it's about the genocide of Native Americans. Ascher makes wonderful use of clips from "The Shining," reminding you of just how rich Kubrick's film is. But after a while the wild theories grow tiring, especially since they all seem to run together into one river of craziness. Extras: none.
BLOOD (2013, Image, unrated, $28) -- When the corpse of a badly beaten schoolgirl shows up in their precinct, the Fairburn brothers (Paul Bettany, "Boardwalk Empire's" Stephen Graham) vow to catch the killer and make their ex-police chief father (Brian Cox) proud. But the brothers are a little too determined to get their man, and the questioning of a suspect goes fatally awry, instantly raising the suspicions of one of their colleagues (Mark Strong). There's a lot of "acting" going on as the characters try to figure out how to escape the traps they've set for themselves. Even though its beautifully photographed, "Blood" will leave you more drained than enlightened. Extras: none.
PSYCHO II: COLLECTOR'S EDITION (1984, Shout Factory, R, $30) -- It's not Hitchcock but it's not half bad. This 22-years-later sequel begins with Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) sprung from a mental institution over the objections of Lila Loomis (Vera Miles), a survivor from the first film. Norman returns to the Bates Motel, where he befriends a mysteriously affable waitress (Meg Tilly). Even though plenty of bodies start piling up, the new-to-Blu-ray thriller isn't all that scary. Still, it's worth seeing for Perkins' oddly moving performance, and for a plot that finds interesting ways to riff on the groundbreaking classic. Extras: commentaries and featurettes.
RED DUST (1935, Warner Archive, unrated, $20) -- Clark Gable and Jean Harlow team up for this wonderfully robust drama set at a rubber plantation in Vietnam. Gable is the rugged foreman and Harlow is the Saigon hooker on the lam from the law. Sparks fly, of course, but the fire is doused, at least temporarily, by the arrival of an engineer (Gene Raymond) and his seemingly prim wife (Mary Astor). Directed with gusto by the great Victor Fleming ("Gone With the Wind"), "Red Dust" boasts delightfully snappy one-liners, a steamy atmosphere and characters who know how to get the most out of life. Extras: none.
HALLOWEEN: 35th ANNIVERSARY EDITION (1978, Anchor Bay, R, $35) -- Shot on the cheap by John Carpenter, this slasher classic about Michael Myers' reign of terror still has the power to get under your skin. With a new Blu-ray transfer overseen by cinematographer Dean Cundey, the movie looks better than ever. And thanks to Carpenter's still-haunting-after-all-these-years score, it sounds fantastic too. Long live Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis). Extras: featurettes and new commentary by Curtis and Carpenter.
MODERN FAMILY: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON (2012, Fox, unrated, $50) -- The arrival of Baby Pritchett is just one of the highlights of the terrific fourth season of TV's funniest sitcom. Instead of getting more and more outrageous with each passing season a la "30 Rock," the show has remained fresh thanks to sharp writing and a clever cast. There are big changes -- Haley (Sarah Hyland) goes off to college, Cam (Eric Stonestreet) returns to work -- but "Modern Family" still delivers more gut-busting laughs than you can count. Extras: featurettes, deleted scenes, outtakes and commentaries.
HANNIBAL: SEASON ONE (2012, Universal, unrated, $40) -- If Norman Bates merits his own prequel with "Bates Motel," why not Hannibal Lecter (slithery Mads Mikkelsen)? At the center of the show is Will Graham (Hugh Dancy), a crafty FBI profiler so obsessed with his latest case that his boss (Laurence Fishburne) sends him to Lecter, a psychiatrist still years away from the shenanigans of "Red Dragon" and "Silence of the Lambs." Beautifully shot and acted, this NBC series has plenty of bite. Extras: commentaries, featurettes, deleted scenes and gag reel.
DEAR MOM, LOVE CHER (2013, Lionsgate, unrated, $15) -- Originally broadcast on Lifetime, this breezy, 45-minute documentary recounts the wild and crazy life of former actress/singer Georgia Holt, who also happens to be Cher's mom. Born in Arkansas, Holt, now 86, survived seven tumultuous marriages and plenty of personal and professional setbacks. The Cher-produced documentary is lightweight but also surprisingly sweet and entertaining. Extras: bonus footage.
TWO AND A HALF MEN: THE COMPLETE TENTH SEASON (2012, Warner, unrated, $45) -- Matrimony is on the mind of all the Malibu beach house inhabitants this season. Billionaire entrepreneur Walden Schmidt (Ashton Kutcher) pops the question before finding true love with another woman; Alan Harper (Jon Cryer) weighs walking down the aisle with his longtime girlfriend; and enlisted man Jake (Angus T. Jones) extends a proposal to a tattoo queen twice his age, at least until he decides he likes her daughter better. Extras: featurette.
-- Amy Longsdorf
Tuesday -- "Columbo: Seasons 1-4," "The Croods," "Magnum P.I.: The Complete Series," "Murder She Wrote: The Complete Series," "This Is the End."
Oct. 8 -- "After Earth," "Centennial: The Complete Series," "The Borrowers," "The Hangover Part III," "Monster High: 13 Wishes," "Psych: The Complete Seventh Season," "Much Ado About Nothing," "The Six Million Dollar Man: Season 4."
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