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Mark Wahlberg jumps to action on 'Contraband' DVD

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  • Chris (Mark Wahlberg), left, discusses strategy with his pal Sebastian (Ben Foster) in the smuggling thriller "Contraband."

      Chris (Mark Wahlberg), left, discusses strategy with his pal Sebastian (Ben Foster) in the smuggling thriller "Contraband."

 
 

"Contraband"
Mark Wahlberg stars in this action-thriller as Chris Farraday, a former smuggler who has given up his life of crime to settle down with his wife Kate (Kate Beckinsale) and their two children.

Farraday resists the temptation to go back to his old ways, but all that changes when Kate's brother Andy (Caleb Landry Jones) gets rid of a load of drugs to avoid a trip to jail. The dealer who supplied him with the drugs, Tim Briggs (Giovanni Ribisi), wants his money, and if he doesn't get it, he threatens to go after Farraday and his family.

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The special features include deleted scenes, featurettes, commentary, special effects and more.

"Titanic: Mini-Series"
This excellent four-part series aired on ABC to commemorate the sinking of the Titanic. It was written by multiple award winner Julian Fellowes, who created "Downtown Abbey." With a terrific ensemble cast, relive the story of the unsinkable R.M.S. Titanic, the largest passenger liner in service.

The series is shot like a film, and features stunning visual effects. The bonus features include documentary, commentary and featurettes.

"Cinema Verite"
In 1973, PBS created a documentary series called "An American Family," which followed the Loud family over a twelve-week period. It was the first reality show and broke new ground for the American people.

"Cinema Verite" was the most-viewed show in the history of PBS, as we watched the Southern California family fall apart with the cameras rolling. HBO has recreated the story, starring Diane Lane as Pat Loud, whose husband Bill (Tim Robbins) cheats on her and is never around.

Producer Craig Gilbert (James Gandolfini) came up with the idea for the series, and we see how the Louds agreed to have their lives documented.

"Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey"
Elmo is one of the most famous characters from Sesame Street. For the first time, people will learn about the man behind Elmo, Kevin Clash.

The terrific documentary has won many awards at film festivals, and shows us Clash's remarkable career, from his early life to his work on Sesame Street.

Whoopi Goldberg narrates as we explore Jim Henson's Workshop and get a peek at how Sesame Street is created.

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