New on DVD
The Apparition: A couple are haunted by a supernatural presence that is unleashed during a college experiment. Stars Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan, Tom Felton. Rated PG-13.
LAWLESS: A bootlegging gang in Depression-era Virginia is threatened by a new deputy and other authorities who want a cut of their profits. Stars Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Guy Pearce. Rated R.
PARANORMAN: Norman Babcock (the voice of Kodi Smit-McPhee), a misunderstood boy who can speak with the dead, takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse. Also the voices of Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Rated PG.
Step Up Revolution: Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations to become a professional dancer. She sparks with Sean, the leader of a dance crew whose neighborhood is threatened by Emily’s father’s development plans. Stars Kathryn McCormick, Ryan Guzman, Cleopatra Coleman. Rated PG-13.
AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS CAROL: In this 1979 TV movie, Henry Winkler’s Depression-era financier goes bah-humbug on New England townspeople rocked by plant closings, loan payments, etc.
12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: A dozen Lifetime movies, among them “A Christmas Wedding,” “Christmas in Paradise,” “Will You Merry Me?”
CHRISTMAS WITH DANNY KAYE: Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole and Mary Tyler Moore in two yule episodes from Kaye’s ’60s variety hour.
THE DEAN MARTIN CHRISTMAS SHOW: Famously “casual” music/comedy hour’s 1968 holiday show, with Bob Newhart, Bob Hope, the crew’s kids.