Survival is the theme of two new DVD releases this week:
"THE RAID: REDEMPTION," GRADE B: This ultra-violent story of a special tactical team's ill-fated raid on a high-rise run by a crime boss is the best battle in a building since Bruce Willis blasted his way through "Die Hard." Compare the violence in the two movies, and "Die Hard" comes across like an evening in a luxury suite.
"DEXTER: THE SIXTH SEASON," GRADE B-PLUS: The cable series starring Michael C. Hall gets better with each season because of brilliant writing and the convincing performance by Hall as a serial killer who works in a Miami police department. The cliffhanger at the end will make you want to subscribe to Showtime just to see what happens in the next season.
ALSO OUT ON DVD THIS WEEK:
"COMMUNITY: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON": Bonus material includes "A Glee-ful Community Christmas" feature.
"BREATHLESS": Texas Gothic tale starring Gina Gershon and Kelli Giddish.
"JAWS": The Steven Spielberg film is now on Blu-ray.
"DANCE MOMS: SEASON ONE": Lifetime series looks at the pursuit of the ultimate National Dance title.
"TITANIC: 100 YEARS IN 3D": Combines 3-D imagery of the wreck with stories of passengers and crew.
"AMERICAN PICKERS: VOLUME FOUR": Two antique hunters dig through homes and barns.
"PAWN STARS: SEASON FIVE": Rick Harrison and crew deal with more buyers and sellers.
"GLEE: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON": Chris Colfer stars.
"KILL LIST": An ex-soldier becomes a contract killer.
"JAY & SILENT BOB GET OLD": Jay and Silent Bob go to England.