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Scooby gang saves the day for KISS fans

Rick Bentley Tribune News Service

Here’s the best of a very thin lot of new DVDs released Tuesday.

• “Scooby-Doo! & KISS: Rock & Roll Mystery” • • : A KISS concert is in jeopardy. Something is keeping concertgoers from getting to the venue where the band is scheduled to perform.

There’s only one thing to do: Call Scooby-Doo and his friends. The gang is eager to help, especially since Daphne has an enormous crush on KISS member Starchild. They must stop the Crimson Witch or no one will get to see the group perform.

It’s an odd mix of pop culture to have these two groups come together. But, the Scooby Squad has always been ready and willing to help any celebrity.

The adventure is nothing new but still manages to provide a fair amount of entertainment.

• “Years of Living Dangerously – The Complete Show” • • : The Showtime documentary series explores the impact humans are having on the planet in the way of climate change. These stories are told by top filmmakers working with Hollywood stars such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jessica Alba, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Harrison Ford and America Ferrera.

Schwarzenegger, the former California governor and one of the producers of the series, focuses on how there has been an extended fire season because of ecological changes.

The production was the winner of the 2014 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series.

Also new on DVD

“Kung Fu Killer”: Vicious killer stalks the streets of Hong Kong.

“The Jokesters”: Found footage horror film.

“What We Do in the Shadows”: Vampire flatmates being filmed by a New Zealand documentary crew.

“Ancient Aliens: Season 7, Volume 1”: Series that looks at ancient mysteries.

“I, Madman”: Killer looks to win a woman’s heart one death at a time.

“Child 44”: Soviet secret-police officer suspects his superiors are covering up the truth about a young boy’s death.

“Robot Chicken: Season 7”: Includes 20 new episodes.

“Wild Horses”: Texas Ranger reopens a missing persons case.

“72%”: Examination of the serious issue of single mothers.

“Friends to the Rescue”: Mia learns about the threat to Centopia posed by Queen Panthea.

“Set Fire to the Stairs”: New York academic brings Dylan Thomas to America.

“Love Unto Death / Life Is a Bed of Roses”: Two 1980s works by French auteur Alain Resnais.

“Seeds of Yesterday”: The fourth and final installment in the “Flowers in the Attic” series.

“Let’s Learn: Kindness”: Six episodes of Nickelodeon show look to teach good manners, forgiveness.

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