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November 4

Alvin and the Chipmunks Special Edition (2007) Jason Lee, David Cross, Cameron Richardson, Jane Lynch. Two-disc set. Also available as a Limited Edition Gift Set featuring the Special Edition DVD packaged with an exclusive "Alvin" Ty Beanie Baby Plush toy. Extras: Digital copy portable movie transfer, "Behind the Nuts" Munkumentary, "Get Munked" dance instructional featurette (hosted by Chipmunk choreographer Rosero McCoy), "Chipmunks Live on Tour!" featurette, "The Dudes Behind The Munks" featurette, "Chipmunk Funk Mixer" interactive feature, deleted scenes, "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" music video, "Witch Doctor" music video. (Fox).


Batman: The Complete Animated Series Seventeen-disc set with 109 episodes, $107.92. Extras: Forty-page collector's book, commentaries, featurettes. (Warner).
A Christmas Story 25th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition (1983) Dir.: Bob Clark; Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Peter Billingsley.Two-disc set housed in a Cookie Tin Cannister. Extras: Commentary, making-of featurette, "Red Ryder Rifle" featurette, "Leg Lamp" featurette, 50-plus page book, five cookie cutters inspired by the film, custom chef's apron; $39.99. Available on Blu-ray Disc, $49.99. (Warner).
The Christmas Toy (1987) Jim Henson tale about toys coming alive on Christmas Eve; $14.98. (HIT Entertainment/Lionsgate).
Creatures of the Deep Four-disc set with four National Geographic specials: "Dolphins: The Wild Side," "Tiger Shark: Predator Revealed," "Devils of the Deep: Jumbo Squid" and "Killer Whales: Wolves at Sea"; $39.98. (Warner). Extras: Available on Blu-ray Disc.
Cruel but Necessary (2005) Dir.: Saul Rubinek; Wendel Meldrum, Mark Humphrey, Luke Humphrey. Story of a suburban housewife's strange journey of soul-awakening in the traumatic years following the revelation, on videotape, of her husband's infidelity. With her marriage over and struggling to raise her teenage son alone, Betty becomes driven to discover other secrets that may surround her. She videotapes every aspect of her life during the gradual disintegration of her comfortable upper middle-class existence. The film is seen entirely from the viewpoint of Betty's video camera resulting in a "surveillance tape" that is a black comedy journey through the heart of suburbia. Extras: Additional scenes, two commentaries, cast and crew interviews. (Sommerville House, Critical Mass, Koch Entertainment).
Dear Me, a Blogger's Tale (2008) Sarah Thompson. A copywriter's personal blog is hijacked by an evil co-worker. (Porchlight Home Entertainment).
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (1977) Jim Henson HBO TV special about a poor but tight-knit family of otters struggling to make ends meet during the holidays; $14.98. Extras: Sing-alongs, making-of featurette, bloopers, etc. (HIT Entertainment/Lionsgate).
The Films of Budd Boetticher Box Set Known for their sparse style, dramatic rocky locations, and recurring themes of a lone man seeking vengeance amidst a brutal landscape, the films of Budd Boetticher have, decades after their release, come to be regarded as some of the most influential westerns ever made. This set brings together five of his best films: "The Tall T" (1957), starring Randolph Scott, John Hubbard, Richard Boone and Maureen O'Sullivan; "Decision at Sundown" (1957), starring Randolph Scott and John Carroll; "Buchanan Rides Alone" (1958), starring Randolph Scott; "Ride Lonesome" (1959), starring James Best, Randolph Scott and Lee Van Cleef; "Comanche Station" (1960), starring (Randolph Scott, Nancy Gates, Claude Akins, Skip Homeier and Richard Rust. Extras: "Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That" documentary, introductions and commentary by Clint Eastwood, Taylor Hackford, and Martin Scorsese. (Fox).
Flashbacks of a Fool (2008) Daniel Craig , Harry Eden, Eve, Helen McCrory, Olivia Williams. A fading Hollywood star looks back at the days of his youth as he returns home from his best friend's funeral. Extras: Behind-the-scenes interviews with cast and crew, U.K. TV spots. (Anchor Bay Entertainment).
Fraggle Rock Complete Series Collection (1983-97) Twenty-disc set with 96 episodes, $139.98. Extras: Featurettes, interviews, "Dance Your Cares Away: Evolution of Fraggle Rock Theme Song," original "Fraggle Rock" illustration poster. (HIT Entertainment/Lionsgate).
Futurama: Bender's Game (2008) Third installment of all-new feature-length animated adventures. With fuel prices skyrocketing, the Planet Express crew sets off on a dangerous mission to infiltrate the world's only dark-matter mine, source of all spaceship fuel. But deep beneath the surface, they discover a far stranger place ... a medieval land of dragons and sorcery and intoxicated knights who look suspiciously like Bender. Extras: Outtakes, cast commentary, an anti-piracy message from Bender, an interactive Futurama Genetics Laboratory, more. Available on Blu-ray Disc. (Fox).
Get Smart (2008) Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Alan Arkin, Terence Stamp, Terry Crews, David Koechner, James Caan, Masi Oka, Nate Torrence, Kenneth Davitian. Extras: Digital copy, Comedy Optimization Mode with alternate versions of jokes, DVD movie game, "The Right Agent for the Right Job" featurette, "Max In Moscow!" featurette, "Language Lessons" featurette, "Spy Confidential: Gag Reel" featurette, "Get SmartŐs Bruce & Lloyd Out of Control" featurette, more. Also available as a single-disc DVD, a two-disc Special Edition DVD, and a three-disc Blu-ray Disc. (Warner)
Get Smart: The Complete Series Gift set with 25 discs spanning five seasons and 138 episodes, $199.95. Extras: Buck Henry interview, Barbara Feldon interview, Don Adams 75th birthday roast, commentaries by Mel Brooks, more. (HBO Video).
The Good Life (2007) Mark Webber, Zooey Deschanel, Chris Klein, Bill Paxton, Drea De Matteo, Donal Logue, Patrick Fugit, Harry Dean Stanton. Comedy/drama about a young man who is encouraged by a new friend to cope with living in the small town where he doesn't necessarily fit in. Jason Prayer (Mark Webber) doesn't care about football, but that's just one reason he's an outsider in the football-obsessed Nebraska city where he grew up. To escape his dead-end existence, Jason retreats into classic old movies ... until he meets the beautiful and mysterious Frances (Zooey Deschanel). (Image).
The Gregory Peck Film Collection Six-disc set with "To Kill a Mockingbird," "Cape Fear," "Arabesque," "Mirage," "Captain Newman, M.D." and "The World in His Arms," $59.98. (Universal).
HIT Favorites: Snow Days Collection of six winter-themed offerings for the pre-school set from "Barney," "Thomas & Friends," "Bob the Builder," "Angelina Ballerina," "Fireman Sam" and "Pingu," $14.98. (HIT/Lionsgate).
The Howdy Doody Show Five-disc set with 40 episodes, $29.98. "The Howdy Doody Show" made its debut on television in 1947; there were only 20,000 American homes with television sets and NBC only had stations in six television markets. The show was credited as a major factor in the growth of NBC. "Howdy" went on to air 2,543 episodes, before running its final episode on Dec. 30, 1960. (Mill Creek Entertainment).
JAG: The Seventh Season (2001-02) Five-disc set with 24 episodes, $64.99. (Paramount).
Moscow Zero (2006) Vincent Gallo, Oksana Akinshina, Val Kilmer, Sage Stallone, Joaquim de Almeida, Rade Serbedzija. An ancient legend says that the fiery entrance to hell exists in an elaborate underworld that lies beneath the city of Moscow. A priest delves into this eerie underground system of catacombs and caves, supposedly inhabited by demons, in search of his friend who disappeared while researching the legend. (Sony).
NFL History of the New England Patriots Five-disc set, $26.95. From the nomadic days in Boston, to Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, this NFL history covers all the great games, all the star players and all the unforgettable moments. (Warner).
Pee-wee's Big Advenutre (1985) Dir.: Tim Burton; Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger. Extras: Additional scenes; production notes, sketches and storyboards; commentary by Paul Reubens and Tim Burton; music-only track with commentary by Danny Elfman. (Warner).
Primeval: Volume 1 (2007) BBC TV series. When strange anomalies in time start to appear all over England, Professor Cutter and his team have to help track down and capture all sorts of dangerous prehistoric creatures from Earth's distant past. $49.98. Extras: Commentary, "The Making of Primeval," "Through the Anomaly" behnd the scenes featurette. (Warner).
Project Runway: The Complete Fourth Season Four-disc set with 14 episodes, $27.95. (Genius Products).
Reaper: Season One (Lionsgate).
Return to Sleepaway Camp (2008) Vincent Pastore, Jonathan Tiersten, Paul DeAngelo, Isaac Hayes. Fourth sequel to the 1983 slasher film. Extras: Interviews, behind-the-scenes featurette, photo gallery. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
Shrek the Halls (2008) All the "Shrek" characters return to celebrate Christmas in this 22-minute animated short. With the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas. Extras: "The Twelve Days of Christmas Sing Along," "Deck the Halls Sing Along," "Gingy's Dunking Game," more. (DreamWorks/Paramount).
Spin City: The Complete First Season Four-disc set with 24 episodes, $39.99. Extras: Interviews with Michael J. Fox, the series creators and the ensemble cast; commentaries; "Highlights of The Paley Center for Media Seminar" featuring Gary David Goldberg and Michael J. Fox in 1996; video showcasing Team Fox, The Michael J. Fox Foundation's community fundraising program. (Shout! Factory).
Swing State (2008) What a difference eight years makes, in the life of a troubled nation, a battleground state, and an American family. All three meet head-on in the 2006 Ohio Governor's race, a campaign in which J. Kenneth Blackwell, responsible for "delivering" Ohio to George W. Bush in 2004, meets his match: Democratic candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor Ted Strickland and Lee Fisher. In "Swing State," the whole process is documented, with an intimate look at not only a critical fight in a key state, but also the experience of the Fisher family as they put it all on the line to avenge Lee's devastating loss for governor in 1998. $19.98. Extras: Deleted scenes. (Morningstar Entertainment).
Termination Point (2007) Jason Priestley, Lou Diamond Phillips. A rogue scientist who has disappeared with classified time-travel technology must be found before repercussions from potential time shifts threaten to destroy the Earth. (Sony).
Waterworld: Extended Edition (1995) Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Tina Majorino, Michaael Jeter, Gerard Murphy, R.D. Call. Two-disc extended edition with 40 minutes of additional footage as well as the original theatrical cut. (Universal).
What We Do Is Secret (2007) Shane West, Bijou Phillips, Rick Gonzalez, Noah Segan, Ashton Holmes. Biopic of punk legend Darby Crash and his seminal L.A. band the Germs. Extras: Cast interviews, behind-the-scenes footage. (Peace Arch Entertainment).
When Did You Last See Your Father? (2008) Colin Firth, Jim Broadbent, Juliet Stevenson, Gina McKee, Claire Skinner, Matthew Beard. Unflinching exploration of a father/son relationship, as Blake Morrison deals with his father Arthur's terminal illness and imminent death. Blake's memories of everything funny, embarrassing and upsetting about his childhood and teens are interspersed with tender and heartrending scenes in the present, as he struggles to come to terms with his father and their history of conflict, and learns to accept that one's parents are not always accountable to their children. Extras: Commentary by director Anand Tucker, deleted scenes. (Sony).
The Wild Wild West: The Complete Box Set (1965-69) Twenty-seven disc box set, $144.99. Extras: "Wild Wild West Revisited," "More Wild Wild West," more. (Paramount).

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November 9 (Sunday)

Kung Fu Panda (2008) Voice of Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, Ian McShane, David Cross, Seth Rogen, Michael Clarke Duncan, James Hong, Randall Duk Kim, Dan Fogler. Extras: Filmmakers' commentary, "Meet the Cast," "Pushing the Boundaries," "Sound Design," "Kung Fu Fighting" music video by Cee-Lo, "Mr. Ping's Noodle House," "How to Use Chopsticks," "Conservation International: Help Save Wild Pandas," "Dragon Warrior Training Academy," printables and weblinks, DreamWorks Animation Video JukeBox. Available as a single disc with the theatrical release and as a "Pandamonium Double Pack" with the direct-to-video sequel, "Secrets of the Furious Five" (with the voices of Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman reprising their roles). Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Paramount).

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November 11

The Boys in the Band (1970) Dir.: William Friedkin; Kenneth Nelson , Leonard Frey, Cliff Gorman, Frederick Combs, Laurence Luckinbill. Restored for DVD under Friedkin's direction, using a unique color correction process and remixed in stereo. Extras: "The Boys in the Band: The Play," "The Boys in the Band: The Movie," "The Boys in the Band: Today," with the cast coming together on the play's 40th anniversary to discuss how the stage and film versions became cult classics. (Paramount).
The Commander, Set 1 Gritty new British crime drama introduces Clare Blake, the steely head of the elite Murder Review Team and the highest-ranking woman officer in New Scotland Yard. Four-disc set, $59.99. (Acorn Media).
The Cosby Show -- The 25th Anniversary Commemorative Edition Twenty-six disc set with all episodes from the eight-season run, $124.98. Extras: Interview with Bill Cosby (2008), 25th anniversary hard cover commemorative book, commemorative Bill Cosby photo, photo gallery slide show, bloopers, "The Cosby Show: A Look Back Special," interview with director Jay Sandrich. (First Look Studios).
Garbage Warrior (2007) What do beer cans, car tires and water bottles have in common? Not much unless you're renegade architect Michael Reynolds, in which case they are the tools of choice for producing thermal mass and energy-independent housing. For 30 years New Mexico-based Reynolds and his green disciples have devoted their time to advancing the art of "Earthship Biotecture" by building self-sufficient, off-the-grid communities where design and function converge in eco-harmony. However, these experimental structures that defy state building standards create conflict between Reynolds and the authorities, who are backed by big business. $24.98. Extras: Deleted scenes. (Morningstar Entertainment).
George Gently, Series 1 A new mystery series based on the long-running series of detective novels by Alan Hunter. Martin Shaw stars as Commander George Gently, an incorruptible, uncompromising cop transplanted from London's Scotland Yard to England's North Country in the mid-1960s. Three-disc set, $49.99. (Acorn Media).
The Hanoi Hilton (1987) Michael Moriarty, John Edwin Shaw, Ken Wright, Paul Le Mat, David Soul. (Warner).
Harry Potter Years 1-5 Giftset All five Harry Potters films, $49.92. Available on Blu-ray Disc, with more than seven hours of special features, for $129.95. (Warner).
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) Dir.: Guillermo del Toro; Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, Jeffrey Tambor, Luke Goss, John Hurt, John Alexander, Seth MacFarlane, Anna Walton, Brian Steele. Available in single-disc DVD, three-disc Special Edition DVD and two-disc Blu-ray Disc versions. Extras: Commentary by Guillermo del Toro; commentary by Jeffrey Tambor, Selma Blair and Luke Goss; "Set Visits": Seven minidocumentaries; "Troll Market Tour With Guillermo del Toro" behind-the-scenes documentary; animated Zinco Epilogue Comic; deleted scenes. Special Edition and Blu-ray add: "Prologue," a special introduction to the DVD from del Toro; "Pre-Production Vault": "Director's Notebook" and "Concept Art Gallery"; "Hellboy: In Service of the Demon" featurette; "Production Workshop: Professor Broom's Puppet Theatre"; image gallery featuring teaser banners, one-sheets and poster explorations; DVD-ROM: "Hellboy II: The Golden Army Script." (Universal).
I Dream of Jeannie: The Complete Series (1965-69) Twenty-disc set with 139 episodes, $174.95. (Sony).
JFK Ultimate Collector's Edition (1991) Dir.: Oliver Stone; Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Bacon, Gary Oldman, Michael Rooker, Jack Lemmon, Laurie Metcalf, Sissy Spacek, Joe Pesci, John Candy, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Jay O. Sanders, Walter Matthau, Sally Kirkland, Donald Sutherland. Two-disc special edition. Extras: Seventeen minutes of additional footage, commentary by Stone, "Beyond JFK: A Question of Conspiracy" documentary, "The Kennedys: America's Emerald Kings" documentary, hardcover book of rare production photos, five photo cards profiling the film's major characetsr, collection of letters and photos of the Kennedy family including JFK's Inaugural address, more. Available on Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).
Live From Abbey Road: Best of Season 1 Brings together some of the best performances from the premiere season, including, among others, John Mayer, Dr. John, Wynton Marsalis, The Goo-Goo Dolls, Iron Maiden, Dave Matthews, David Gilmour and Norah Jones; $19.98. Available on Blu-ray Disc. (BCI).
Love Songs (1984 -- French) Catherine Deneuve, Christopher Lambert. Heart-warming tale of a woman torn between her family, career, and marriage, on the verge of an alluring affair with a handsome stranger. (Somerville House/Koch Entertainment).
Love Songs (2008 -- France) Ludivine Sagnier, Louis Garrel, Clotilde Hesme. Contemporary musical homage to French cinema of the 1960s. Parisian lovers Ismael and Julie add a third person to their relationship to add spice to their dying romance. Alice works with Ismael in his job at a newspaper and she shows instant chemistry with both partners. But tragedy soon divides the lovers, and Ismael is left to cope in the best way he can: through love. (Genius Products).
M Squad: The Complete Series Fifteen-disc set with all 117 episodes of one of the groundbreaking programs from the golden age of television. The police drama, staring Lee Marvin, debuted on NBC in 1957 and aired for three seasons. $119.98. Extras: CD of the 1959 soundtrack, "The Music From M Squad," featuring music by John Williams, Benny carter and Count Basie. (Timeless Media).
Madame Bovary (1991 -- France) Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Francois Balmer, Christophe Malavoy. Claude Chabrol's meticulously authentic adaptation of one of modern literature's most celebrated and controversial novels. (Koch Lorber Films).
Mind of Mencia: Uncensored Season 4 Two-disc set with 10 episodes, $26.99. Extras: "Between the Breaks," boopers, deleted and extended scenes . (Paramount).
Noelle (2007) David Wall, Sean Patrick Brennan, Kerry Brennan, Brennan Wall. A priest arrives in a tiny fishing village the week before Christmas to shut down a dying parish ... and becomes entangled in the lives of the town's eccentric characters while learning the power of forgiveness and redemption. (Paramount).
Opium: Diary of a Madwoman (2007 -- Hungary) Ulrich Thomse, Kirsti Stubo. Fact-based thriller about Dr. Jozsef Brenner, a morphine-addicted Hungarian neurologist who believes drugs will cure his bad case of writer's block. After he travels to a remote asylum for women, hoping to secure morphine under the pretext of conducting a psychoanalytic study, he becomes drawn to a deeply disturbed patient, Gizella, who believes her soul has been captured by the devil. Extras: Making-of documentary. (Koch Lorber Films).
The Perfect Holiday (2007) Gabrielle Union, Morris Chestnut, Queen Latifah, Terrence Howard, Malik Hammond, Charlie Murphy, Faizon Love, Jeremy Gumbs, Jill Marie Jones, Rachel True, Khail Bryant, Katt Williams. Extras: Filmmakers' commentary. "Wish List: A Perfect Holiday in the Making," "Video Diaries: 7 Days on the Set of Perfect Holiday." (Sony).
Pingu's South Pole Adventures Eight snowy animated adventures, $14.98. Extras: "Pingu's Family Album," "Snowball Roll and Bowl" interactive game. (HIT Entertainment/Lionsgate).
Quo Vadis (1951) Dir.: Mervyn LeRoy Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Peter Ustinov, Elizabeth Taylor. Two-disc set, restored and remastered. Extras: Commentary by filmmaker/writer F. X. Feeney, "In the Beginning: Quo Vadis and the Genesis of the Biblical Epic" documentary. (Warner).
Raw Feed Horror Collection Three thrillers from the Raw Feed filmmaking team: "Rest Stop," "Sublime" and "Believers," $23.97. (Warner).
Remembering Vietnam: The Wall at 25 (2008) Presents decorated Vietnam veteran Jan Scruggs, whose vision in 1979 to build a Vietnam memorial was met with cynicism and opposition, and Maya Lin, the Yale undergraduate whose etched granite memorial was once called a black gash of shame, nearly halting the project. Now, 25 years later, Smithsonian Networks explores the very personal story of The Wall, from its unlikely beginnings to its current status as Washington's most-visited monument, drawing millions each year to grieve, pay tribute or heal old wounds. $14.98. (Infinity Entertainment Group).
Roman Holiday (1953) Dir.: William Wyler; Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn. Part of the new Paramount Centennial Collection, a new line of classics that are digitally mastered and restored in two-disc sets with eight-page booklets. Extras: "Behind the Gates: Costumes," "Audrey Hepburn: The Paramount Years," "Remembering Audrey Hepburn," "Rome With a Princess," "Dalton Trumbo: From A-List to Blacklist," "Restoring Roman Holiday," "Paramount in the '50s," photo galleries. (Paramount).
Sabrina (1954) Dir.: Billy Wilder; Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden. Part of the new Paramount Centennial Collection, a new line of classics that are digitally mastered and restored in two-disc sets with eight-page booklets. Extras: "Behind the Gates: Camera," "Audrey Hepburn: Fashion Icon," "William Holden: The Paramount Years," "Sabrina's World," "Supporting Sabrina," "Audrey Hepburn: In Her Own Words," "Paramount in the '50s," photo gallery. (Paramount).
Scooby-Doo: Funland of Freak Frights (2008) Scooby-Doo game can be played on a standard DVD console, includes six activities and can accommodate up to four players. The game is set in the Funland theme park as different areas of the park serve as stages for each of the game challenges. Help crime-solvers Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Velma and the rest of the squad find clues as they investigate strange goings-on at the fascinating and freaky park; $19.98. (Warner).
Scrubs: The Complete Seventh Season Two-disc set with 11 episodes, $29.99. Extras: "My Making of II: My Princess," "One-On-One With Ken Jenkins," deleted scenes, alternate lines bloopers, commentaries, Easter Egg: "Just a Other Typical Day In the Scrubs Elevator." (Disney).
Seventh Heaven: The Seventh Season (2002-03) Five-disc set with 22 episodes, $49.99. (Paramount).
Shaun the Sheep: Off the Baa! Eight episodes of the "Wallace & Gromit" spinoff series (Shaun first appeared in Aardman Animations' "A Close Shave")" airing on the Disney Channel; $19.98. Extras: "Meet the Animals." (HIT Entertainment/Lionsgate).
Son of the Beach: Volume 2 Three-disc set with the unreleased episodes from Season Two and all of Season Three, $39.99. Guest appearances by Gary Dell'Abate, Jason Alexander, David Arquette, Joey Buttafuoco, Beetlejuice, Adam Carolla, Angelica Bridges, Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf, Gilbert Gottfried, C. Thomas Howell, Bill Maher, Lee Majors, Vicent Pastore, Frank Sinatra Jr., Alan Thicke and more. Extras: Behind-the-scenes footage, commentaries by series creators, sexy montage highlights, cast audition tapes, "Son of the Beach" table read. (Shout Factory!).
The Sopranos: The Complete Series Thirty-three disc boxed set with all 86 episodes, $399.99. Extras: 56-page book; two soundtracks; 3 1/2 hours of features including Alec Baldwin conducting two revealing interviews with executive producer/creator David Chase, two never-before-seen roundtable discussions with David Chase and the cast and crew; panel discussion with some of the famous 'whacked' Sopranos; lost scenes; "Sopranos Spoofs"; 16-page episode guide. (HBO Video).
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) Voices of Matt Lanter, Ashley Eckstein, James Arnold Taylor, Dee Bradley Baker, Nika Futterman, Ian Abercrombie, Corey Burton, Catherine Taber. Extras: "The Clone Wars: The Untold Stories," "Hologram Memeory Challenge," commentary, more. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).
Storm Hawks: Showdown in the Skies Two-disc set with 13 episodes of the Cartoon Network's kids 3-D animated series, $24.94. Extras: "Storm Hawks Fleet": 360 degree vehicle transformations. (Sony).
Streets of San Francisco: Season Two, Volume 2 (1973) Three-disc set, $42.99. (Paramount).
Studio One Anthology Koch Vision and The Archive of American Television launch a new partnership with the DVD release of the distinguished television series, "Studio One." The inaugural release under the new banner, The Archive of American Television Presents, "Studio One Anthology" includes 17 hand-picked episodes from the anthology drama series which ran on CBS from 1948-1958, and featured a weekly, one-hour live televised play. Five-disc set with a 52-page booklet, $99.98. Extras: Archival interviews and footage, excerpts from the Paley Center's "Studio One Seminar" and "Studio One Video History," original commercials, more. (Koch Vision). For a complete list of titles in this set, Click here.
Sunset Blvd. (1950) Dir.: Billy Wilder; Gloria Swanson, William Holden, Erich von Stroheim, Jack Webb. Part of the new Paramount Centennial Collection, a new line of classics that are digitally mastered and restored in two-disc sets with eight-page booklets. Extras: Commentary by Ed Sikov, author of "On Sunset Blvd: The Life and Times of Billy Wilder"; "Behind the Gates: The Lot"; "The Noir Side of Sunset Blvd." by Joseph Wambaugh; "Two Sides of Ms. Swanson"; "Mad About the Boy: A Portrait of William Holden"; "Sunset Blvd.: The Beginning"; "Stories of Sunset Blvd."; "Sunset Blvd. Becomes a Classic"; "Recording Sunset Blvd."; "The City of Sunset Blvd."; original morgue prologue; "The Score of Sunset Blvd."; Hollywood location map; "Paramount in the '50s"; photo gallery. (Paramount).
This Christmas (2007) Laz Alonso, Chris Brown, Loretta Devine, Idris Elba, Regina King, Delroy Lindo, Mekhi Phifer, Columbus Short. Extras: Commentary by Regina King, Sharon Leal and Lauren London; deleted scenes, "Making of This Christmas" featurette, "This Christmas" music video featuring Chris Brown. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).
Walt Disney Treasures Wave VIII Three new two-disc sets, hosted by Leonard Maltin: "The Mickey Mouse Club Presents Annette," "Dr Syn, Alias the Scarecrow" and "Chronological Donald, Volume 4." Each limited edition, individually numbered volume includes an authenticity certificate, exclusive lithograph and comes in a unique, collectible tin. $32.99 each.
  • "The Mickey Mouse Club Presents Annette" (1957-58). Annette. To legions of Mickey Mouse Club fans she was magic. Chosen by Walt himself as an original cast member, Annette soon became the most popular Mousketeer and was given a daily series of her own. Showcased here is the entire fish-out-of-water series, about an innocent girl from the country who moves to the suburbs to live with her well-to-do aunt and uncle. The 20-episode series aired during the third and final season of The Mickey Mouse Club.
  • "Dr. Syn, Alias the Scarecrow," which first aired as three separate episodes on Disney's weekly TV show under the title "The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh," was edited for theatrical releases in England and the U.S. This set includes all three of the original TV episodes plus the theatrical version of the film that was released in England. Stars Patrick McGoohan.
  • Disney fans will delight in "Chronological Donald, Volume 4," which includes 31 classic shorts starring Donald Duck. Each of these meticulously animated adventures was created between 1951 and 1961 and has rarely been seen. All of Donald's CinemaScope shorts will be presented in their original widescreen aspect ratio for the first time on video. (Disney).
Warner Brothers and the Homefront Three-disc set with three new-to-DVD films: "Hollywood Canteen" (1944) starring a bevy of Hollywood stars in a "documentary" look at Hollywood's effort to support the war effort in its own home town; "Thank Your Lucky Stars" (1943) starring Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Errol Flynn, and Dinah Shore in a breezy, behind-the-Hollywood-scenes story about young talents hoping for a big break; and "This Is the Army" (1943), directed by Michael Curtiz and starring George Murphy, Joan Leslie and Alan Hale in an Irving Berlin World War II spirit-lifter; $39.92. Extras: WB shorts and cartoons from the 1940's, theatrical trailers, newsreels, commentaries, "Warner at War" new documentary narrated by Steven Spielberg. (Warner).
Warner Bros. Holiday Collection Vol. 1 Four-disc set with "Boys Town" (1938). "A Christmas Carol" (1938), "A Christmas in Connecticut" (1945) and "The Singing Nun" (1966); $29.98. (Warer).
Warner Bros. Holiday Collection Vol. 2 Four-disc set with "All Mine to Give" (1957), "Blossoms in the Dust" (1941), "Holiday Affair" (1949) and "It Happened on 5th Avenue" (1947). Extras: Warner Brothers musical/comedy shorts, vintage newsreels and classic cartoons, plus the original theatrical trailers for each selection. $29.98 in a box set; all except "Blossoms in the Dust" are available as singles at $19.97. (Warner).
We All Fall Down (2000) Darcy Belsher, Martin Cummins, Ryan Reynolds, Barry Pepper, Helen Shaver. A struggling actor -- whose drug abuse intensifies after the recent passing of his mother -- can't quite get a grip on his life. As he turns to his best friend, the two go on a ruthless journey of drugs, prostitutes and violence until their deadly routines catch up with them. (Somerville House / Critical Mass and Koch Entertainment).
World's Most Amazing Videos: Volume One Singe-disc compilation, $14.98. (Universal).

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November 18

The Adventure Collection Fourteen-disc set with feature-length A&E favorites "Horatio Hornblower," "Longitude," "The Lost Battalion," "Napoleon," "Shackleton" and "Benedict Arnold," $99.95. (A&E Home Video).
Bones: Season Three Totally Decomposed Edition Five-disc set with 15 episodes, $59.98. Extras: Four bonus episodes, three extended episodes, gag reel, extended kiss scene between Booth and Bones, director's takes. (Fox).
The Clique (2008) Samantha Boscarino, Sophie Anna Everhard, Julie Lauren, Vanessa Marano, Ellen Marlow, Elizabeth Mclaughlin, Bridgit Mendler. Teen high school fashion adventure based on the best-selling book series by Lisi Harrison. Available on Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).
The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus Collector's Edition Inside this decorative carton lurk four seasons of Monty Python's Flying Circus, two new-to-DVD documentaries, two Monty Python live performances, and six "Personal Best" compilations. The whole great mess -- Spam tins, parrot carcasses, blancmanges, and all -- has been safely digitized, compressed into microscopic "funny bits," pressed onto 21 shiny discs, and sealed within this whimsy-proof receptacle. Beware: there's new material you can't repeat verbatim (yet). "Before the FLying Circus" employs rare vintage footage to explore the influences that shaped six young lunatics, while "Monty Python Conquers America" documents their tremendous, yet astonishingly unlikely, American success. The six "Personal Best" collections present the best sketches and songs, as selected, arranged, and hosted by the individual Pythons themselves. And, of course, "Monty Python Live" shows what happens when absurd TV sketches are inflicted on live audiences. Twenty-one disc set, $159.95. (A&E Home Video).
Daniel Boone: The Final Season (1969-70) Seven-disc set with 22 episodes, $49.95. (Liberation Entertainment).
Doctor Who: The Complete Fourth Series Six-disc set with 13 episodes, $99.98. Extras: Commentary. (Warner).
Encounters at the End of the World (2007) Filmmaker Werner Herzog travels to Antarctica to capture its landscape's rarely seen beauty on film. He interviews the quirky and idiosyncratic people who make their daily lives in the icy South Pole, from physicists to plumbers, biologists to bus drivers, and captures their fascinating stories. Two-disc set, $27.98. Extras: Commentary, five featurettes. Available on Blu-ray Disc. (Image Entertainment).
Fanfan La Tulipe (1952 -- French) Dir.: Christian-Jacque; Gerard Philipe, Gina Lollabrigida. New, restored digital transfer Extras: New video program about actor Gerard Philipe, clip from the colorized version of the film, booklet featuring a new essay by Kenneth Turan and an excerpt from Georges Sadoul's monograph on Philipe. (The Criterion Collection).
The Films of Michael Sporn Six-disc Collector's Edition box set with award-winng animated films: "Whitewash," "The Talking Eggs," "Champagne," "The Hunting of the Snark," "The Marzipan Pig," "Jazztime Tale," "Abel's Island," "The Dancing Frog," "The Red Shoes," "The Little Match Girl," "The Emperor's New Clothes" and "Nightingale"; $49.95. (First Run Features).
Garden Party (2008) Vinessa Shaw, Willa Holland, Richard Gunn, Patrick Fischler, Fiona Dourif, Erik Smith. Five adventurous souls attempt to navigate the treacherous urban landscape of contemporary Los Angeles: April is an ambitious beauty in search of success, Sally St. Clair is a sexy realtor with a secret past, Nathan moved to Los Angeles from Nebraska seeking success as a dancer, Todd is a porn-addicted artist, and Sammy is a starry-eyed street musician. (Lionsgate).
Gene Simmons Family Jewels: The Complete Season Three Four-disc set with 29 episodes, $24.95. (A&E Home Video).
Hannah Montana: The Complete First Season Four-disc set with 17 episodes, $39.99. Extras: "Back Home Again With Miley" featurette, "Hannah Highlights": Select episodes presented with pop-up trivia and interviews with the cast. (Disney).
Heathers 20th High School Reunion Limited Edition Locker Set (1989) Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk, Kim Walker. A two-disc DVD and Blu-ray Disc set, new high quality transfer and remastered feature presentation, $89.97.Extras: "Return to Westerburg High Documentary"; commentary by Michael Lehmann, writer Daniel Waters and producer Denise Di Novi; "Swatch Dogs and Diet Coke Heads" documentary, original ending screenplay excerpt (DVD-ROM), one of three possible t-shirts ("Greetings and Salutations," "What's Your Damage?" or "Big Fun") in a collectible box that resembles a Westerburg Algebra book; a hardcover Westerburg High School Class of 1988 Yearbook full of fun facts, photos, bios and more; set of 14 Heathers magnets; numbered, deluxe teal tin locker. (Anchor Bay).
How'd They Build That? New series designed to pique children's curiosity about big rigs, combining live action with 3-D animation. First two episodes: "Fire Truck" and "Big Truck," $8.99 each. (Marvelous Media).
The Last Klezmer (1994) Klezmer music, sometimes called Jewish "soul" music, has a rich and lengthy past, and now, a revitalized future. This festive Jewish band music originated in pre-World War II Poland, but now resonates in a cultural and musical revival all across America. "The Last Klezmer" looks at one of the pioneers of this music, a remarkable, 69-year-old man named Leopold Kozlowski. An actor and musical consultant in Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List," Kozlowski is the last active Klezmer musician trained in the original, prewar tradition. This spirited documentary follows Kozlowski as he returns, for the first time in 50 years, to the Polish village where he was raised. Though his parents were killed by the Nazis, and he himself spent much of the war in concentration camps, Kozlowski emerged from the experience devoted to keeping alive his cultural heritage and Klezmer music. As this charming and moving film shows, both Kozlowski and his music have survived and remain vibrant and inspiring. (New Yorker Video).
Mister Lonely (2008) Dir.: Harmony Korine ; Diego Luna, Samantha Morton. A lonely Michael Jackson impersonator (Luna) falls for a beautiful Marilyn Monroe look-a-like (Morton) who suggests he move to a commune of impersonators in the Scottish Highlands. At the seaside castle, Michael discovers everyone preparing for the commune's first-ever gala: Abe Lincoln, Little Red Riding Hood, the Three Stooges, the Queen, the Pope, Madonna, Buckwheat, Sammy Davis Jr. ... and also Marilyn's daughter Shirley Temple and her possessive husband Charlie Chaplin. (The Weinstein Co./Genius Products).
Night Gallery: Season Two (1971-72) Five-disc set with 61 stories, $59.98. Hosted by Rod Serling. (Universal).
Priceless (2006 -- France) Audrey Tautou, Gad Elmaleh. Irene, a seductive enchantress, finds solace in the glamorous French Riviera where money is abundant and beauty is cherished. She weaves herself into the lives of older wealthy men who dazzle her with diamonds and cater to her love for couture. On the night of her birthday, Irene finds herself alone with Jean, a handsome Frenchman at the hotel bar, who she mistakes for a wealthy bachelor. But Jean is a lowly bartender at an elite resort hotel who merely serves the clientele who she dates and, while Jean is smitten, Irene discovers that she's been fooled. Jean pursues her anyway and realizes that the only way to win her heart is to turn the tables on her. Available on Blu-ray Disc. (First Look Studios).
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, The (2008) Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, Blake Lively, Amber Tamblyn, Jesse Williams. Extras: "Go Jump Off a Cliff" featurette on how the final sequence - not in the original script - was inspired by fan reaction to the first film, additional scenes, gag reel. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).
Star Trek: The Original Series: Season Three Remastered Edition Seven-disc set with 24 fully restored episodes, new CGI special effects, and re-recorded score; $99.99. Extras: Two versions of the famous "The Cage" episode (the original pilot plus the extended version), nine featurettes: "Billy Blackburn's Treasure Chest: Rare Home Movies and Special Memories Part 3," "To Boldy Go ... Season Three," "A Star Trek Collector's Dream Come True," "Life Beyond Trek: Walter Koenig," "Chief Engineer's Log," "Memoir From Mr. Sulu," "Star Trek's Impact," "Collectible Trek," "Captain's Log: Bob Justman." (Paramount).
300 Limited Collector's Edition (2007) (2007) Dir.: Zack Snyder; Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, Dominic West, David Wenham, Vincent Regan, Rodrigo Santoro. Extras: Includes all the special features on last year's two-disc Special Edition and adds a third disc with "To the Hot Gates: A Legend Retold," a behind-the-scenes documentary on the process the filmmakers followed to take an ancient legend through a graphic novel to a feature film. In addition there is a bonus Digital Copy of the film, a 52-page hardcover art book, a lucite display with motion film image and six collectible photo cards. (Warner).
Tropic Thunder (2008) Dir, Ben Stiller; Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Nick Nolte, Brandon Jackson, Steve Coogan, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Jay Baruchel, Matt Levin, Andrea De Oliveira, Reggie Lee, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Cruise. In standard DVD, two-disc unrated director's cut DVD Special Edition, and two-disc unrated director's cut Blu-ray edition. Extras: Commentary by Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr.; "Blowing Shit Up"; "The Cast of Tropic Thunder: Stiller, Downey, Jr., Black, Baruchel, Jackson, McBride, Nolte"; "Behind the Scenes of Simple Jack"; "Simple Jack" trailer; "Rain of Madness" mockumentary; deleted, extended scenes and alternate endings; screen/wardrobe tests with Tom Cruise; more. Also available unrated on Blu-ray Disc.(DreamWorks/Paramount).
WALL-E (2007) Voices of Fred Willard, Jeff Garlin, Ben Burtt, Sigourney Weaver, John Ratzenberger, Kathy Najimy. Two-disc set. Extras: "Burn-E" All-new animated short, Preston animated short, deleted scenes, sneak peek: "Wall-E's Tour of the Universe," "Animated Sound Design," commentary by director Andrew Stanton, "The Pixar Story" by Leslie Iwerks, deleted scenes, "Wall-E's Treasures and Trinkets," "Lots of Bots" storybook, making-of featurette, more. Available on Blu-ray Disc. (Disney).
Winky's Horse (2005 - Belgium/Netherlands) Family film about a young girl who only wants one thing: a horse. Since she knows that her parents would never allow her to get one, she turns to Santa in the hope of making her dreams come true. $19.99. (Peace Arch Entertainment).
Wu: The Story of the Wu-Tang Clan (2007) Traces the history of the legendary hip-hop group through interviews, never before seen concert footage, more. In the summer of 1993, the Wu-Tang Clan emerged from the slums of Staten Island, N.Y., and took the hip-hop world by storm. Their legacy spanned more than a decade, selling nearly 20 million albums. Their talents brought them success, and their music made them legends. $22.99. (Paramount).
Zombie Diaries (2006) James Fisher, Russell Jones, Imogen Church, Craig Stovin. Filmed in a hand-held documentary style, "Zombie Diaries" weaves together three different storylines of survivors of a viral outbreak in a post-apocalyptic world of the living dead. Extras: Deleted Scenes, commentaries, "Until the Last Light Goes Out: The Making of Zombie Diaries." (Weinstein Co.'s Dimension Extreme/Genius Products).

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Arctic Exposure With Nigel Marven (2007) Five-part Animal Planet series explores the wildlife and surrounding area of the Canadian Arctic; $39.92. (Genius Products).
The Atomic Cafe (2008) Collector's Edition two-disc set of the award-winning documentary that looks at the nuclear paranoia of the 1950s. Extras: Eight government propaganda films: "Duck and Cover" (1951), "Our Cities Must Fight" (1951), "House in the Middle" (1954), "Self Preeservation in an Atomic Attack" (1950), "Operation Crossroads" (1946), "Operation Cue" (1955), "Survival Under Atomic Attack" (1952) and "Birth of the B-29" (1945). $39.95. (Docurama).
Beautiful Ohio (2006) Dir.: Chad Lowe; William Hurt, Rita Wilson, Michelle Trachtenberg, Julianna Margulies. Quiet family drama focuses on two young brothers and explores the elaborate family dynamics during the changing social attitudes at the beginning of the 1970s. (Genius Products).
Beverly Hills 90210: The Sixth Season (1995-96) Seven-disc set with 32 episodes, $61.99. (Paramount).
Bottle Rocket (1996) Dir.: Wes Anderson; Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Ned Dowd, Shea Fowler, Haley Miller, Robert Musgrave, Andrew Wilson, Brian Tenenbaum, Jenni Tooley, Temple Nash, Dipak Pallana, Darryl Cox, Stephen Dignan, Lumi Cavazos, Julie Mayfield. New, restored high-definition digital transfer supervised and approved by director Wes Anderson and director of photography Robert Yeoman; Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 on Blu-ray). Extras: Commentary by director/co-writer Anderson and co-writer/star Owen Wilson; "The Making of Bottle Rocket" original documentary by filmmaker Barry Braverman featuring Anderson, James L. Brooks, James Caan, Temple Nash Jr., Kumar Pallana, Polly Platt, Mark Mothersbaugh, Robert Musgrave, Richard Sakai, David and Sandy Wasco, Andrew and Luke and Owen Wilson, and Robert Yeoman; the original 13-minute black-and-white "Bottle Rocket" short film from 1992; deleted scenes; anamorphic screen test, storyboards, location photos, and behind-the-scenes photographs by Laura Wilson; "Murita Cycles," a 1978 short film by Braverman; "The Shafrazi Lectures, No. 1: Bottle Rocket"; booklet featuring an essay by executive producer James L. Brooks, an appreciation by Martin Scorsese, and original artwork by Ian Dingman. Available on Blu-ray Disc. (The Criterion Collection).
Chungking Express (1994) Dir.: Wong Kar Wai; Tony Leung, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Brigitte Lin. New, restored high-definition digital transfer. Remastered Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack supervised by director Wong Kar Wai (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 on Blu-ray). Extras: Commentary by noted Asian cinema critic Tony Rayns, booklet featuring a new essay by critic Amy Taubin and excerpts from a 1996 Sight and Sound interview with Wong by Rayns, more. Available on Blu-ray Disc. (The Criterion Collection).
A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All (2008) One-hour original musical holiday special premiering Sunday, Nov. 23 at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central. Stephen Colbert is supposed to meet Elvis Costello in New York, but gets snowed in. He decides to trudge through the storm with some help from musical performers Feist, Toby Keith, Elvis Costello and others. Songs performed include "Another Christmas Song" - Stephen Colbert, "Have I Got a Present for You" -- Toby Keith, "Little Dealer Boy" -- Stephen Colbert and Willie Nelson, "Hannukah" -- Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart, "Nutmeg" -- Stephen Colbert and John Legend, "Please Be Patient" -- Feist , more. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Charity Feeding America. $19.99. (Paramount).
Fred Claus (2007) Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, John Michael Higgins, Miranda Richardson, Rachel Weisz, Kathy Bates. Extras: Commentary, additional scenes, more. Available on Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).
Hancock (2008) Will Smith, Jason Bateman, Charlize Theron, Daeg Faerch, Lauren Hill, Darrell Foster, Valerie Azlynn, Kate Clarke, David Mattey, Lily Mariye, Shea Curry. Available in single-disc theatrical, single-disc unrated, and two-disc Special Edition DVD (with theatrical and unrated versions) editions and in a two-disc Blu-ray Disc edition (with theatrical and unrated versions). Theatrical and unrated single-disc extras: Five featurettes: "Superhumans: The Making of Hancock," "Seeing the Future," "Building a Better Hero," "Bumps and Bruises" and "Mere Mortals: Behind the Scenes With Dirty Pete"; Special Edition extras: Added featurettes "Home Life" and "Suiting Up," as well as a digital copy of the film. (Sony).
It's Bad For Ya, (2008) George Carlin's Emmy nominated 14th and final HBO special, recorded March 2008; $19.98. Extras: "Too Hip For the Room" featurette. Available on Blu-ray Disc. (MPI Home Video).
The Line (2007 ) David Barry, Andy McPhee. Gritty, explosive thriller from Down Under. When a member of an Asian crime syndicate is brutally murdered amidst a volatile underworld, a recently promoted detective is teamed with a rogue undercover cop to solve the crime and prevent gang warfare. (Cinevole Studio).
MAMMA MIA! (2008) Soundtrack CD/DVD from the smash film that has become the highest grossing international musical film of all time. All the ABBA songs sung by the all-star cast including Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skasgard, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski, Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper. The DVD provides a behind-the-scenes look at the recording sessions in London with the cast, as well as commentary by ABBA's musical masterminds Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus. Includes a photo booklet and bonus music video. $24.98. (Decca).
Meet Dave (2008) Eddie Murphy, Gabrielle Union, Ed Helms, Elizabeth Banks, Judah Friedlander, Pat Kilbane. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. DVD extras: Gag reel, crew confessions. Blu-ray extras: Crew profiles, alternate ending, "The Making of Meet Dave," "Fox Movie Channel Presents ... Life After Film School With Director Brian Robbins," "Fox Movie Channel Presents ... Making a Scene," "Fox Movie Channel Presents ... World Premiere," deleted scenes. (Fox).
Misty (1961) David Ladd, Arthur O'Connell, Pam Smith, Anne Seymour. (Koch Vision).
The Nutty Professor (2008) Animated sequel has the grandson of professor Julius Kelp, who created a potion to transform his personality, getting his hands on the secret elixir, unleashing his destructive alter ego. Features the voices of Jerry Lewis And Drake Bell; $19.97. (The Weinstein Company/Rainmaker Entertainment/Genius Products).
Pink Panther Ultimate Collection An 18-disc combination of film and cartoon classics: "The Pink Panther Collector's Edition," "A Shot in the Dark," "Inspector Clouseau," "The Pink Panther Strikes Again," "Revenge of the Pink Panther," "Trail of the Pink Panther," "Curse of the Pink Panther," "Son of the Pink Panther," "The Pink Panther" (2006), "Pink Panther Cartoon Collection Volumes 1-9; $199.98. (MGM).
The Ron Howard Spotlight Collection Four-disc set with "Backdraft," "Apollo 13," "A Beautiful Mind" and "Cinderella man"; $39.98. Extras: Commentaries, featurettes, deleted scenes, more. (Universal).
Sounder (1972) Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Kevin Hooks. (Koch Vision).
Still Life (2008 -- China) Shen Hong, Sanming Han. Citizens return to a flooded town to salvage what they can and say good-bye to things they lost - both material and spiritual. An empathetic portrait of those left behind by a modernizing society and, as in director Jia Zhang-ke's earlier films, it is a unique hybrid of documentary and fiction. Extras: Interview with Jia Zhang-ke, Jia Zhang-ke's 68-minute feature "Dong." (New Yorker Video).
Space Chimps (2008) Voices of Jeff Daniels, Stanley Tucci, Patrick Warburton, Cheryl Hines, Andy Samberg, Kristin Chenoweth. Extras: "Fox Movie Channel Presents Casting Session" featurette, still gallery. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Fox).
The Spy Who Came in From The Cold (1965) Dir.: Martin Ritt; Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Oskar Werne, Sam Wanamaker. Two-disc set with new, restored high-definition digital transfer. Extras: New interviews with author John Le Carre and cinematographer Oswald Morris; "The Secret Center: John Le Carre" (2000), a BBC documentary on the author's extraordinary life and work; "Acting in the '60s: Richard Burton," a 1967 interview with the BBC's Kenneth Tynan examining the actor's performances and accomplishments; gallery of set designs; booklet featuring a new essay by critic Michael Sragow and a reprinted interview with Ritt; more. (The Criterion Collection).
Superman Doomsday (2007) Animated feature based on "The Death of Superman" story line that appeared in DC Comics in the 1990s. Two-disc set. $24.98. Extras: "When Heroes Die: The Making of Superman Doomsday," commentary, "The Clash of the Juggernauts," four bonus episodes of "Superman the Animated Series," "Requiem and Rebirth: Superman Lives!" behind-the-voices featurette, "Justice League New Frontier" featurette. Available on Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).
24: Redemption (2008) Kiefer Sutherland, Cherry Jones, Robert Carlyle, Gil Bellows, Tony Todd, Jon Voight. Feature-length program bridges the gap between Seasons 6 and 7, picks up with Jack Bauer in exile in Africa. Extras: Extended Edition "Creator's Cut" with more than 10 minutes of extra footage (not shown in the television broadcast version), behind-the-scenes making-of documentary, "Children of War" featurette, cast and crew commentary, "24 Season 6 in Four Minutes" featurette, Season 7 sneak peek: first 16 minutes of the premiere episode. (Fox).

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