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Trailers: What’s Coming on DVD/Blu-ray | May 1, 2013

Betty & Coretta. color. 90 min. A&E Home Video, dist. by Lionsgate. Jun. 2013. DVD $19.98. DRAMA/TV
The widow of Malcolm X and the widow of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. became friends when their husbands were assassinated. With Mary J. Blige and Angela Bassett.

The Brass Teapot. color. 100+ min. Ramaa Mosley, dist. by Magnolia Home Entertainment. Jun. 2013. DVD UPC 876964005579. $26.98; Blu-ray UPC 876964005586. $29.98. Rated: R. COMEDY
Pain equals money in this black comedy.

The Newsroom: The Complete First Season. 4 discs. color. 725 min. + HBO Select, HBO Home Entertainment. Jun. 2013. DVD UPC 883929265305. $59.99; 4 Blu-ray/2 DVDs UPC 883929265275. $79.98. DRAMA/TV
Aaron Sorkin is at it again, with Jeff Daniels at the anchor desk.

A Place at the Table. color. 84 min. dist. by Magnolia Home Entertainment. Jun. 2013. DVD UPC 876964005517. $26.98; Blu-ray UPC 876964005524. $29.98. Rated: PG. SOC SCI
The place of hunger in our society and how to eradicate it, with Jeff Bridges.

Safety Last! 2 discs. b/w. 84+ min. Harold Lloyd, dist. by Criterion Collection. Jun. 2013. DVD ISBN 9781604657319. $29.95; 1-disc Blu-ray ISBN 9781604657302. $39.95. COMEDY
Small-town bumpkin in the big city.

Shoah. 6 discs. color. 550+ min. Claude Lanzmann, dist. by Criterion Collection. Jun. 2013. DVD ISBN 9781604657197; 4-disc Blu-ray ISBN 9781604657203. $99.95. HIST
The Holocaust masterpiece.

Wild Strawberries. b/w. 550+ min. In Swedish w/English subtitles. Ingmar Bergman, dist. by Criterion Collection. Jun. 2013. Blu-ray ISBN 9781604657333. $39.95. DRAMA
One man’s journey to find himself.

Bette-Lee Fox About Bette-Lee Fox

Bette-Lee Fox (blfox@mediasourceinc.com) is Managing Editor, Library Journal.

Now in her 45th year with Library Journal, Bette-Lee also edits LJ's Video Reviews column, six times a year Romance column, and e-original Romance reviews, which post weekly as LJ Xpress Reviews. She received the Romance Writers of America (RWA) Vivian Stephens Industry Award in 2013 for having "contributed to the genre or to RWA in a significant and/or continuing manner"