New This Week on DVD, August 11th, 2015

 Hot Pursuit (PG-13)

An uptight and by-the-book cop tries to protect the outgoing widow of a drug boss as they race through Texas pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Sofía Vergara,  Matthew Del Negro, and Robert Kazinsky.

 Unfriended (R)

A group of online chat room friends find themselves haunted by a mysterious, supernatural force using the account of their dead friend. Starring Shelley Hennig, Moses Storm, and Renee Olstead.

 2 Broke Girls: The Complete Fourth Season (TV-14)

Two young women waitressing at a greasy spoon diner strike up an unlikely friendship in the hopes of launching a successful business – if only they can raise the cash. Starring Kat Dennings, Garrett Morris, Jonathan Kite, Beth Behrs, and Matthew Moy.

 Dig: Season One (NR)

Peter, an FBI agent stationed in Jerusalem who, while investigating a murder of a young female archaeologist, uncovers a conspiracy 2000 years in the making. Starring Jason Isaacs, Anne Heche, and Ori Pfeffer.

 The Dovekeepers (TV-14)

Based in Alice Hoffman’s historical novel about the Siege of Masada, the miniseries focuses on four extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada. Starring Cote de Pablo, Rachel Brosnahan, Kathryn Prescott, and Sam Neill.

 Hell on Wheels: The Complete Fourth Season (TV-14)

Cullen Bohannon, a former soldier and slaveholder, follows the track of a band of Union soldiers, the killers of his wife. This brings him to the middle of one of the biggest projects in US history, the building of the transcontinental railroad. After the war years in the 1860s, this undertaking connected the prospering east with the still wild west. Starring Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, and Phil Burke.

 I am Big Bird: The Carol Spinney Story (NR)

Caroll Spinney has been Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since 1969; at 78-years-old, he has no intention of stopping. Starring Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Steve Whitmire, Dave Goelz, and Caroll Spinney.

 I am Chris Farley (NR)

A documentary on the life of comedian, Chris Farley. Starring Adam Sandler, David Spade, Dan Aykroyd, Bo Derek, Christina Applegate, Mike Myers, Molly Shannon, Kevin Farley, Tom Arnold, Jon Lovitz and Chris Farley.

 The Jeffersons: Season Eight (TV-PG)

A nouveau riche, African-American family who move into a luxury apartment building develop close, if occasionally fractious, relationships with other tenants. Starring Isabel Sanford and Sherman Hemsley.

 Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (NR)

With magic long since lost to England, two men are destined to bring it back; the reclusive Mr. Norrell and daring novice Jonathan Strange. So begins a dangerous battle between two great minds. Starring Bertie Carvel, Eddie Marsan, and Marc Warren.

 The Knick: The Complete First Season (TV-MA)

A look at the professional and personal lives of the staff at New York’s Knickerbocker Hospital during the early part of the twentieth century. Starring Grainger Hines, Katrina E. Perkins, and Clive Owen.

 Law & Order Special Victims Unit: Year 16 (TV-14)

This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a new elite squad of NYPD detectives who investigate sexually related crimes. Starring Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T, and Dann Florek.

 Maude: The Complete Second Season (NR)

This “All In The Family” spin-off centers around Edith’s cousin, Maude Findlay. She’s a liberal, independent woman living in Tuckahoe, NY with her fourth husband Walter, owner of Findlay’s Friendly Appliances. Starring Bea Arthur, Bill Macy, and Conrad Bain.

 Person of Interest: The Complete Fourth Season (TV-14)

An ex-assassin and a wealthy programmer save lives via a surveillance AI that sends them the identities of civilians involved in impending crimes. However, the details of the crimes–including the civilians’ roles–are left a mystery. Starring Jim Caviezel, Kevin Chapman, and Michael Emerson.

 Robot Overlords (PG-13)

Earth has been conquered by robots from a distant galaxy. Survivors are confined to their houses and must wear electronic implants, risking incineration by robot sentries if they venture outside. Starring Gillian Anderson, Ben Kingsley, and Milo Parker.

 Scandal: The Complete Fourth Season (TV-14)

A former White House Communications Director starts her own crisis management firm only to realize her clients are not the only ones with secrets. Starring Kerry Washington, Darby Stanchfield, and Katie Lowes.

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