Chris Hicks: 'Moonrise Kingdom' and 'Madagascar 3' have been released this week on DVD and Blu-ray

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 17 2012 2:00 p.m. MDT

“Lemon” (Cinema Libre, 2012, not rated, $19.95, deleted scenes, bonus performances, outtakes). Documentary about Lemon Anderson, an ex-con who has lived a hard-scrabble life but desires to break away from his poverty-stricken past. After discovering a talent for performance art in prison, he participates in the Tony-winning “Def Poetry Jam” on Broadway, but then returns to the projects and struggles to mount his own story as a Broadway show.

“Trooper and the Legend of the Golden Key” (eOne, 2012, not rated, $14.98). Kids movie about a bloodhound named Trooper and his 10-year-old owner searching for the title key, which promises a million-dollar treasure. The dog’s thoughts are heard in voiceover.

“Legendary Amazons” (Well Go, 2011, not rated, $24.98, in Mandarin with English subtitles, featurette, trailer). Disappointing action picture has widows of warriors going into battle to avenge their loved ones, but the action scenes are weak and the production values are weaker, despite its being a big-budget Hong Kong effort with Jackie Chan’s name in the credits as producer.

“Chernobyl Diaries” (Warner/Blu-ray + DVD + Digital, 2012; R for violence, language; two discs, $35.99, alternate ending, deleted scene, featurettes). Six vacationers take an extreme tour into the inner workings of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor that had a disastrous meltdown 25 years ago. Naturally, they are not alone. The “Old Dark House” horror chestnut gets a unique setting. (Also on DVD, $28.98.)

“That’s My Boy” (Columbia, 2012; R for sex, nudity, language, drugs; $30.99, deleted scenes, featurettes, bloopers). Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg play estranged father and son in this very R-rated comedy, as ultra-slob Sandler tries to ingratiate himself back into the life of his successful, about-to-be-married son. “Hangover”-style hijinks ensue, none of them funny.

“40 West” (Wax Works, 2012, not rated, $19.98). Blues singer (Jennifer Nichole Porter) finds herself handcuffed to the bed of an East Texas motel room when her ex-con husband tracks her down. Meanwhile, a number of other sleazy characters, including one played by Wayne Newton, show up with their own sinister motives. Low-budget thriller hot off the festival circuit.

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