New on DVD & Blu-ray: 'Manborg,' 'Silver Linings Playbook,' more

"Manborg"

"Manborg" (Credit: "Manborg")

‘Manborg’
The super-indie sci-fi horror film “Manborg” is not what you’d call a good movie. The acting is laughable, the effects are cheesy and the script is groan worthy. But that’s by design. Created by Astron 6 Video, this awesome throwback is a love letter to 1980s direct-to-VHS action films with over-the-top painted cover art. If you’re a fan of such “classic” films, “Manborg” is not just recommended viewing, it’s required. (DVD, $24.98)

‘The Guilt Trip’
I’m shocked — shocked, I tell you — that I liked this film. Seth Rogen is trying to sell his new miracle cleaning product to stores, but keeps failing. As he’s about to set off on a road trip to chat with more vendors, he takes his single mom (Barbra Streisand) along for the trip, hoping to reunite her with a lost love. I really can’t believe I’m saying this, but while the film is predictable, it’s also funny and charming. (DVD, $29.99; Blu-ray/DVD combo, $39.99)

‘Silver Linings Playbook’
Jennifer Lawrence took home an Oscar for her role as a troubled woman opposite Bradley Cooper in this comedy-drama. (DVD, $29.98; Blu-ray/DVD combo, $39.99)

‘Not Fade Away’
David Chase reunites with his “Sopranos” star James Gandolfini for this drama about New Jersey guys starting a band. (DVD, $29.99; Blu-ray, $39.99)

TV on DVD
‘Friends: The Complete Second Season’ (Blu-ray, $25.98)
‘My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic — Princess Twilight Sparkle’ (DVD, $14.97)
 

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