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New on DVD & Blu-Ray: 'Willow,' 'Life of Pi' and more

"Willow"

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'Willow'
I'd like to spotlight this fun Ron Howard-George Lucas creation from my childhood. Warwick Davis ("Star Wars," "Harry Potter") stars as Willow Ufgood, who finds a baby girl and, with the help of swordsman Madmartigan (Val Kilmer), seeks to return her to her people and save the world. What follows is a fantasy adventure with dragons, dog beasts and other familiar genre staples - it's not the best film in the world, but for people of a certain age group, it's a fond nostalgia piece. (Blu-ray/DVD combo, $24.99)

'Life of Pi'
The winner of four Oscars, including Ang Lee for Best Director, this adaptation of the Yann Martel novel follows a boy adrift at sea with a Bengal tiger. (DVD, $29.98; Blu-ray/DVD combo, $39.99; Blu-ray3-D/Blu-ray/DVD combo, $49.99)

'Rise of the Guardians'
Santa, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and other lies we tell children team up to save the world in this animated feature. (DVD, $29.99; Blu-ray/DVD combo, $39.99; Blu-ray 3-D/Blu-ray/DVD combo, $54.99)

'Hitchcock'
Sir Anthony Hopkins portrays the iconic director during the making of "Psycho." Helen Mirren plays his wife Alma. (Blu-ray/DVD combo, $39.99)

'Cirque Du Soleil - Worlds Away'
If you can't see one of this acrobatic circus' shows live, then here's the next best thing. (DVD, $29.99; Blu-ray/DVD combo, $39.99; Blu-ray 3-D/Blu-ray/DVD combo,$54.99)

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