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DVD: “This Is The End,” “Turtle Hill, Brooklyn,” & More!

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We have a beginning, middle and end to this week’s home entertainment picks!

To begin, a classic queer fave is seen in a whole new, remastered, friggin’ 3D light with the 75th Anniversary edition of The Wizard of Oz. Then, recent indie Turtle Hill, Brooklyn sees a guy’s 30th birthday turn into a coming out party, and to cap things off, we have a literal end in the meta comedy, This is the End.

 

 

This is the End

($40.99 Bluray, $30.99 DVD; Sony)

Comedy actors including Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, James Franco, Emma Watson and many others play themselves in this meta flick about a party turned apocalypse. It’s actually quite a lot of fun to watch these dudes play cretinous, egocentric versions of themselves and get killed for it, and Franco’s possible gayness is equally played up. Includes a commentary, a handful of featurettes, the short film that spawned the feature, outtakes and line-o-rama improv, deleted scenes, and loads more!

 

Turtle Hill, Brooklyn

($26.99 DVD; Will Pork Productions)

Brooklyn boyfriends Will and Mateo (played by co-writers/producers Brian W. Siebert & Ricardo Valdez, respectively) host a whole lot of friends, family and drama during the former’s 30th birthday get-together – including a conservative sister rattled when learning of her sibling’s sexuality. It’s like Boys in the Band meets The Anniversary Party with Brooklyn realness and at least one hipster hat!

 

The Wizard of Oz: 75th Anniversary Edition

($35.99 3D Bluray, $19.98 Bluray, $105.43 5-disc Collector’s Set; Warner Home Video)

The 1939 Technicolor classic for all ages — and all y’all queens — was fully remastered and converted to 3D for a one-week IMAX engagement. Here’s the home video release, and of course it’s a must! Setting it apart from the 70th Anniversary Edition, besides 3D? There’s an all-new documentary, an Ultraviolet copy, and a host of memorabilia items in the deluxe 5-disc Collector’s Edition set.

 

 

ALSO OUT:

 

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The Croods

 

Fright Night 2: New Blood

 

Morning

 

Glee: The Complete Fourth Season

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