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Rewind: 'The Walking Dead' a zombie masterpiece

Zombies in a scene in "The Walking Dead"

Zombies in a scene in "The Walking Dead" Credit: Handout

‘The Walking Dead: Season One’
For the longest time, zombie and vampire shows were relegated to the genre dungeon. But thanks to programs such as the vampire drama “True Blood” and now AMC’s zombie epic, “The Walking Dead,” those genre stories are coming to hold a place of honor on television. “Dead,” based on the blockbuster comic-book series by Robert Kirkman, was expertly brought to the small screen by “The Shawshank Redemption” director Frank Darabont. This six-episode first season showed the world that zombies are brain-eating their way to the top of the monster food chain. (DVD, $39.98; Blu-ray, $49.99)

‘Morning Glory’
Rachel McAdams is her typical likeable self in this solid rom-com/journalism film that features a gruff and grumpy Harrison Ford in one of his better recent performances — though that’s not saying much. (DVD, $29.98; Blu-ray, $34.99)

‘The Next Three Days’
Russell Crowe plays a man whose wife (Elizabeth Banks) is accused of murder. Crowe’s got to break her out, and he’s only got three days to do it. (DVD, $29.95; Blu-ray, $39.99)

‘A Film Unfinished’
This award-winning documentary chronicles how the Nazis created their infamous propaganda films. (DVD, $29.99)

‘Jackass 3’
A whole new set of don’t-try-these-at-home stunts from the forever-crazy Johnny Knoxville and friends. (Two-disc DVD edition, $34.98; DVD and Blu-ray combo, $39.99)

‘Tales From Earthsea’
From Goro Miyazaki, son of famed director Hayao, comes this animated film loosely adapted from Ursula K. Le Guin’s “Earthsea” novel “The Farthest Shore.” Featuring the voice work of Timothy Dalton and Willem Dafoe. (DVD, $29.99)

‘Inside Job’
Matt Damon narrates “Inside Job,” the winner of the Oscar for Best Documentary, which digs deeply into the 2008 financial crisis. (DVD, $28.95; Blu-ray, $34.95)

‘Daniel Tosh: Happy Thoughts’
This stand-up DVD by “Tosh.0” star Daniel Tosh is further evidence why he is one of my fave comedians. (DVD, $16.99)

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