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DVD releases of the week: Monsters, Mother and Wizard of Oz turns 70

Joel D. Amos is a Los Angeles-based writer, and the Senior Entertainment Editor here at SheKnows. He has interviewed numerous celebrities, including Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Katherine Heigl, Rachel McAdams, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaw...

Huge home video week

From Away We Go, Monsters vs Aliens, How I Met Your Mother to the astounding 70th anniversary edition of The Wizard of Oz, September 29 home video releases run the gamut.

Huge home video week

Monsters vs Aliens

One of the highest-grossing films of the year lands on DVD. Monsters vs Aliens earned over $196 million at the box office here in the US and now it's available to bring home. Starring Reese Witherspoon and Seth Rogen, the 3D animated joy is much more family film fare than serious animated film fun, and as such -- your kids will love it!

The special not-to-be-missed aspect of this release is DreamWorks Animation has created a 3-D companion story to accompany the home video release.

If your family is a big fan of BOB from the film, the Ginormous Double DVD Pack and Blu-ray both feature the world premiere of BOB's Big Break, the all-new 3D adventure starring everyone's favorite gelatinous alien.

The home video premiere features a cast including Seth Rogen (as the titular character), Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett and Kiefer Sutherland. 

Huge home video weekAway We Go

A fantastic film that is romantic and funny -- but not a romantic comedy. John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph are a couple about to have a baby determined to find the perfect locale to settle down and raise their child.

Oscar darling Sam Mendes directs two television stars finding the film voices impeccably. Krasinski and Rudolph are perfect cast and have some of the best on screen chemistry of 2009. Support cast members also deliver powerful performances including Allison Janney, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeff Daniels and SheKnows favorite Catherone O'Harra.

The Wizard of Oz - - 70th anniversary edition

Throughout 2009, Warner Bros Entertainment has been marking the 70th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz with exhibitions and even a release of 20 major shoe designers' new take on the famous Ruby shoes!

Now, the film at the center of all the hoopela is finally available on home video as its never been seen prior.

The remastered Blu-ray and DVD The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition possess six-times higher resolution than standard DVD -- along with the sonic excellence of Dolby TruHD.

The limited and numbered Ultimate Collector's Editions of Wizard of Oz will feature 16 hours of bonus features - 4 hours of which have never been seen until now – a must for every Wizard of Oz fan. Each DVD will bear a silver label containing a specific numbered version proving these are truly limited edition copies. Once they're gone – they gone!

Wizard of Oz: before and after

At the heart of the remastered Wizard of Oz is the incredible work restorers did in turning an old film new.

Huge home video week

Don't miss our exclusive preview that goes deep into the limited edition 70th anniversary Wizard of Oz DVD package on September 29!

How I Met Your Mother, season four

Huge home video weekAs the CBS comedy launched their fifth season, their fourth has arrived on home video. With Neil Patrick Harris' star ever-rising, including his amazing stint hosting the Emmy Awards, it is watching him in How I Met Your Mother that is beyond priceless.

His Barney is among the best characters of the decade on television.

In season four, Ted moves ever closer to meeting the "Mother" in the title. He kisses plenty of frogs in search of his princess.

The standouts – just below Harris' Barney – on this comic gem, is Jason Segel and Alyson Hannigan's Marshall and Lilly.

In this fourth season, Ted loses his job and starts his own company, Barney celebrates his 200th female conquest and Robin moves to Japan. Guest stars on the How I Met Your Mother fourth season include Ted's former fiance (Sarah Chalke of Scrubs fame), Barney's mother finally makes an appearance, (Frances Conroy; Six Feet Under) and Ted's college ex-girlfriend makes a comedic splash as played by Laura Prepon.

The How I Met Your Mother season four home video package is a three-disc set that includes 24 episodes, plus hilarious special features, gag reels and commentaries.

Huge home video week


Jennifer Aniston stars in this…who are we kidding? This is a "don't waste your time film" if there ever was one. Sorry Jen, we love you, but Management is a stinker.

Celebration: the video collection

Coinciding with the release of Madonna's latest great hits collection arrives Celebration: The Video Collection. Any Madonna is great Madonna, so fans and casual appreciators alike, Madonna's latest is reason for a celebration.

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