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December 5

Animaniacs Volume 2 Four-disc set with 25 episodes, $44.98.Extras: "The Writer's Flipped, They Have No Script" featurette on the writers' favorite episodes. (Warner).
The Architect (2006) Anthony LaPaglia, Viola Davis, Isabella Rossellini, Hayden Panettiere. An architect engages in conflict with an activist who lives in a dangerous housing complex the architect designed. Extras: Commentary by director Matt Tauber, deleted scenes, "making-of" featurette. Also om HD DVD and Blue-ray. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
Attack Force (2006) Steven Seagal, Adam Croasdell, Mark Dymond. Actioner in which Seagal battles a dangerous drug dealer as well as a rogue arm of the military. (Sony).
Beerfest (2006) Paul Soter, Jay Chandrasekhar, Erik Stolhanske, Steve Lemme, Kevin Heffernan, Cloris Leachman, Will Forte, Mo'nique, Ryan Blanchard, Eric Christian Olsen. Rated and unrated editions. Unrated Extras: Commentary by director Jay Chandrasekhar and Steve Lemme; commentary by Kevin Heffernan, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske; "Party Foul" featurette of on-set mishaps; "Beer 101: A History of Beer"; "Meet the Frog Fluffer," the man behind the green goo; deleted scenes. (Warner).


The Charlie Chan Collection: Volume Two Four-disk set with Warner Oland-starring "Charlie Chan at the Opera," "Charlie Chan at the Olympics," "Charlie Chan at the Race Track" and "Charlie Chan at the Circus"; $59.98. Extras: Restoration comparisons, featurettes. (Fox).
The Conformist Extended Edition (1970) Dir.: Bernardo Bertolucci; Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Gastone Moschin, Enzo Tarascio, Fosco Giachetti. Extras: Featurettes: "The Rise of the Conformist," "Shadow and Light: Filming the Conformist," "The Conformist: Breaking New Ground" (which follows the editing and restructuring of the film along with the recent discovery of a deleted scene, perspectives on the film and its enduring success and an all-new discussion with Bertolucci and director of photography Vittorio Storaro). (Paramount).
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton Film Collection Five-disc set with a special edition of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and the DVD debuts of "The Sandpiper," "The V.I.P.s" and "The Comedians," $49.92; "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" is available for $26.99. (Warner).
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) Dir.: Mike Nichols; Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis. Two-disc set. Extras: Commentary by directors Mike Nichols and Steven Soderbergh, commentary by cinematographer Haskell Wexler, three new featurettes: "Elizabeth Taylor: Intimate Portrait," "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: A Daring Work of Raw Excellence" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: Too Shocking for Its Time," 1966 Mike Nichols interview excerpt, Sandy Dennis screen test, Elizabeth Taylor/Richard Burton movie trailer gallery.
  • The Comedians (1967) Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Alec Guinness, Peter Ustinov, Paul Ford, Lillian Gish,Roscoe Lee Browne, James Earl Jones, Raymond St. Jacques, Cicely Tyson. Extras: Vintage featurette "The Comedians in Africa."
  • The Sandpiper (1965) Dir.: Vincente Minnelli; Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Eva Marie Saint, Charles Bronson. Extras: Two vintage featurettes: "The Big Sur," "A Statue for the Sandpiper."
  • The V.I.P.s (1963) Dir.: Anthony Asquith; Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Louis Jourdan, Orson Welles, Rod Taylor, Maggie Smith, Margaret Rutherford.
Garfield & Friends: Behind the Scenes Fifteen episodes from the "Garfield and Friends" TV series: a single disc with a Ty Inc. Garfield beanie mini plush, $19.98; $14.98 without the toy. (Fox).
Greatest Moments in NBA History Commemorates 60 years of NBA history; includes "The Greatest Game Ever" program about the triple overtime game between Phoenix and Boston in Game 5 of the 1976 NBA Finals as well as the Top 10 Playoff moments picked by panel of NBA experts; $19.98. (Warner).
Grey Gardens (1975) Dir.: Ellen Hovde, Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Muffie Meyer. Documentary. Big and Little Edie Beale are high-society dropouts, mother and daughter, reclusive cousins of Jackie O., thriving together amid the decay and disorder of their ramshackle East Hampton mansion. An impossibly intimate portrait and an eerie echo of the Kennedy Camelot. New two-disc set with the 2006 "The Beales of Grey Gardens" (also available as a single disc), directed by Albert Maysles and David Maysles, culled from hours of never-before-seen footage recently found in the filmmakers' vaults. Extras: Disc One: Grey Gardens: Commentary by directors Albert Maysles, Ellen Hovde, and Muffie Meyer, and associate producer Susan Froemke; excerpts from a recorded interview with Little Edie Beale by Kathryn G. Graham for Interview magazine (1976); video interviews with fashion designers Todd Oldham and John Bartlett on the continuing influence of "Grey Gardens"; hundreds of behind-the-scenes photographs; trailers; filmographies; essay by writer Hilton Als. Extras: Disc Two: The Beales of Grey Gardens: New video introduction, new essay by cultural critic Michael Musto. (The Criterion Collection).
Holiday (1938) Dir.: George Cukor; Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Lew Ayres, Edward Everett Horton. Extras: "Cary at Columbia" featurette, photo gallery. (Sony).
How to Eat Fried Worms (2006) James Rebhorn, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Tom Cavanagh, Luke Benward, Adam Hicks. Extras: Commentary by director Bob Dolman and the kids from the cast, deleted scenes, "Worm Cuisine" cooking-with-worms featurette, "Movie Making Made Fun" behind-the-scenes featurette, gag reel, worm montage, "Worm Guts" music video by The Rockin' Worms. (New Line).
Idlewild (2006) Andre Benjamin, Antwan A. Patton, Paula Patton, Terrence Howard, Faizon Love, Malinda Williams, Cicely Tyson, Macy Gray, Ben Vereen, Paula Jai Parker, Bobb'e J. Thompson, Patti LaBelle, Ving Rhames. Extras: Two exclusive music videos from OutKast, plus a song that was cut from the film and an additional deleted scene. (Universal).
The Impressionists (2006 -- TV) Two-disc set of the three-hour BBC docu-drama miniseries that explores the controversy, scandal and rivalries between Monet, Cezanne, Renoir, Manet and Degas; $34.98. Extras: Bonus documentary "Claude Monet: Painter of Light." (Koch Vision).
Kebab Connection (2005 -- Germany) Emanuel Bettencourt, Numan Acar, Nora Tschirner, Hasan Ali Mete. Culture clash comedy about a Turkish man and German woman who fall in love. (Lifesize Entertainment).
The Little Prince: Vol 5 -- The Greatest Gift Three animated episodes, $9.98. (Koch Vision).
The Little Prince: Vol 6 -- The Magic Case Three animated episodes, $9.98. (Koch Vision).
Miami Vice (2006) Dir.: Michael Mann; Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Li Gong, Naomie Harris, Ciaran Hinds, Justin Theroux. R-rated and unrated director's cut editions. (Universal).
Mission: Impossible The Complete First Season Seven-disc set with 28 episodes, $54.99. (Paramount).
My Geisha (1962) Shirley MacLaine, Bob Cummings, Yves Montand, Edward G. Robinson. (Paramount).
NFL Greatest Super Bowl Moments I-XL (2006) More than 120 minutes of action packed footage, extensive interviews and bonus features; $19.98Extras: Three featurettes: "Jerome Bettis Wired for Sound," "Sounds of Super Bowl Xl" and "Joey Porter -- Pride of Pittsburgh." (Warner).
New Year's Day (1989) David Duchovny, Gwen Welles , Maggie Wheeler, Melanie Winter. Extras: Commentary by director-writer Henry Jaglom, David Duchovny and Maggie Wheeler. (Paramount).
1900 (1976) Dir.: Bernardo Bertolucci; Robert De Niro, Gerard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda, Francesca Bertini, Laura Betti, Werner Bruhns, Stefania Casini, Sterling Hayden. Two-disc set includes the original five hour version of the film. Extras: "1900: Casting" featurette: Bertolucci explains how the project came about, and puts the film in the context of history and his own life; "1900: Filming" fetaurette: Bertolucci and director of photography Vittorio Storaro reflect on the look of the film, on the epic nature of the story and on the controversial aspect of certain scenes; "1900: The Struggle" featurette: Bertolucci reflects on the difficult production and on the controversial release and editing of the different versions of 1900. (Paramount).
NHL Philadelphia Flyers 10 Greatest Games 10-disc set with the original broadcast of 10 of the greatest Flyers games over the past 40 years as voted on by the fans; $49.98. (Warner).
The Oh in Ohio (2006) Parker Posey, Paul Rudd, Mischa Barton, Danny DeVito, Miranda Bailey, Liza Minnelli, Keith David. Gently naughty sex comedy about a woman searching for fulfillment. Extras: Deleted and extended scenes. (HBO Video).
Pinky and the Brain Volume 2 Four-disc set with 22 episodes, $44.98. Extras: "The Audition" feaurette on a casting call with Mark Hamill, Wayne Knight and the original Pinky & the Brain voices (Maurice LaMarche and Rob Paulsen). (Warner),
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) Dir.: Gore Verbinski; Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport, Bill Nighy,Jonathan Pryce, Lee Arenberg, Mackenzie Crook, Kevin McNally, David Bailie, Stellan Skarsgard. Available in single-disc and two-disc Collector's Edition. Extras: Single-disc DVD: Screenwriter commentary, "Bloopers of the Caribbean." Special Edition: Limited availability holographic packaging, screenwriter commentary, "Bloopers of the Caribbean," behind-the-scenes documentary, Captain Jack featurette, sword-fighting featurette; "Creating the Kraken" featurette on the film's sea beast, "Fly on the Set" on-location featurette, featurette on the legend of Davy Jones, program on the newly "re-Imagineered" Pirates of the Caribbean resort attraction, red-carpet Hollywood premiere footage; producer Jerry Bruckheimer's personal on-set photo diary, more. (Buena Vista).
The Premiere Frank Capra Collection Six-disc set with remastered editions of "American Madness" (1932), "It Happened One Night" (1934), "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" (1936), "You Can't Take it With You" (1938) and "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" (1939); $59.95. Extras: "Frank Capra Jr. Remembers..." featurette for each film; commentaries for each film; bonus disc with featurettes with Frank Capra Jr., Frank Capra documentarian Ken Bowser; Film Society of Lincoln Center director Richard Pena, Frank Capra Archives, Wesleyan Cinema Archives curator Jeanine Bassinger; "Frank Capra's American Dream" documentary hosted by Ron Howard; 96- page collectible Movie Photo Scrapbook. (Sony).
Pulse (2006) Kristen Bell, Ian Somerhalder, Christina Milian, Rick Gonzalez, Jonathan Tucker. In theatrical PG-13 and new unrated versions. Extras: Commentary by director Jiim Sonzero and special makeup effects designer Gary Tunicliffe; festure commentary by producers Mike Leahy and Joel Soisson, actor Sam Levine, visual effects supervisor Kevin O'Neil, editor Kirk Morri, line producer Ron Vecchiarelli; deleted scenes; alternate scenes, "Creating the Fear: Making Pulse" featurette; "The Visual Effects of Pulse" featurette. (The Weinstein Co./Genius Products).
Reinas (Queens) (2006 -- Spain) Veronica Forque, Carmen Maura, Marisa Paredes, Mercedes Sampietro, Betiana Blum. (Genius Entertainment).
Restraining Order (2006) Robin Givens, Sean Blakemore, Reggie Gaskins, N'Bushe Wright, Mari Morrow, James Avery. An unhappily married woman turns to a lawyer friend for matrimonial help, causing her husband to explode in anger. (ThinkTank Marketing).
Rocky Collector's Edition (1976) Dir.: John G. Avildsen; Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith. Two-disc set. Extras: Commentary by Stallone, commentary by Boxing Legends trainer Lou Duva and commentator Bert Sugar, "Three Rounds With Legendary Trainer Lou Duva" featurette, "Interview With a Legend: Bert Sugar" featurette, "The Opponents" featurette, "In the Ring" making-of documentary, "Steadicam: Then & Now" featurette, "Make Up! The Art & Form With Michael Westmore" featurette, "Stacatto: A Composer's Notebook With Bill Conti," "The Ring of Truth" featurette, deleted scenes. (MGM).
Saturday Night Live": The Complete First Season Eight-disc set with all 24 original, unedited 90-minute episodes; $69.98. In a specially designed gift package with a limited-edition collectible book. Extras: Audition footage and cast interviews that aired the day before the first show. (Universal).
Shades of Darkness (2005) Two-disc set of the PBS Mystery series, featuring six classic literary ghost stories; $29.98. (Koch Vision).
Someone to Love (1987) Orson Welles, Sally Kellerman. Extras: Commentary by director Henry Jaglom. (Paramount).
Survivor: Vanuatu: The Complete Season (2004) Four-disc set with 15 episodes, $54.99. Extras: Commentaries on select episodes, "Fire, Fire Everywhere," "On Shaky Ground," "Solitary Man" and "A Taste of Home." (Paramount).
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Take One (1971) Dir.: William Greaves. Filmmaker William Greaves auditioned acting students for a fictional drama, while simultaneously shooting the behind-the-scenes drama taking place. Two-disc set with new high-definition digital transfer. Extras: Greaves's full-length 2003 sequel, "Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Take 2 1/2"; new program about William Greaves' career, featuring Greaves, wife and co-producer Louise Archambault, actress Ruby Dee, filmmaker St. Clair Bourne and film scholar Scott MacDonald; new video interview with Steve Buscemi. (The Criterion Collection).
TCM Archives: The Forbidden Hollywood Collection Volume 1 Two-disc set with three rare groundbreaking films from Hollywood's risque pre-Production Code era, restored and remastered: Barbara Stanwyck in "Baby Face," the authentic version presumed lost for 70 years; Jean Harlow, Hollywood's legendary sex symbol in one of her best early films, "Red Headed Woman"; and "Waterloo Bridge," the gritty original 1931 version back in circulation after 75 years, starring Mae Clarke. $39.92 (Warner).
  • Disc One: "Waterloo Bridge" (1931) Dir.: James Whale; Mae Clark, Douglass Montgomery, Doris Lloyd, Frederick Kerr, Enid Bennett, Bette Davis; "Red-Headed Woman" (1932) Jean Harlow, Chester Morris, Lewis Stone, Leila Hyams, Una Merkel, Henry Stephenson, May Robson, Charles Boyer. Extras: Introduction by Robert Osborne
  • Disc Two "Baby Face" (1933) Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Donald Cook Alphonse Ethier, Henry Kolker, Margaret Lindsay. Two versions: Original, uncensored pre-release and standard theatrical release.
Toot & Puddle: I'll Be Home for Christmas (2006) First holiday special for best friends Toot and Puddle as they set out on their respective holiday adventures; the hour-long special will air on Nickelodeon's preschool network Noggin on Dec. 13. $19.98. (National Geographic Kids' Entertainment)
Tracks (1976) Dennis Hopper, Dean Stockwell. Extras: Commentary by director-writer Henry Jaglom and Hopper. (Paramount).
24: Season Five Collection Seven-disc set with 24 episodes, $59.98. Extras: Commentary on select episodes; Season 6 prequel; Season 6 trailer; 100th episode reel; extended/deleted scenes; four featurettes: "Supporting Players," "Unsung Heroes: 24 Camera Department," "Music by Sean Gallery" and "Logan's Retreat"; "24: Behind the Scenes" book sample; DVD-ROM content. (Fox).
What's New Scooby-Doo? Volume 10: Monstrous Tails Five episodes from the TV show: "Uncle Scooby and Antarctica," "Block-Long Hong Kong Terror," "Great Reef," "Gold Paw" and "A Terrifying Round With a Menacing Clown"; $19.96. (Warner).

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December 12

Air Buddies (2006) Richard Karn, Cynthia Stevenson, Patrick Cranshaw, voices of Michael Clarke Duncan, Debra Jo-Rupp, Wallace Shawn, Tom Evert Scott, Molly Shannon, Don Knotts. Direct-to-video sequel. Five adorable golden retriever puppies must save their parents from evil dognappers. Extras: "Train Your Dog to Be a Star" featurette, "Hollywood Backstage Pass" interviews with the puppies, "A Puppy Profiler" featurette allowing viewers to find out what puppy they're most like, behind-the-scenes footage, more. (Disney).
The Andy Griffith Show -- The Complete Eighth Season (1967-68) Five-disc set with 30 episodes, $42.99. (Paramount).
The Andy Griffith Show: The Complete Series Pack 39-disc set of all eight seasons, $309.99. (Paramount).
Back in the Day With Dale Earnhart Jr.: The Complete Season One (2006 - TV) $24.95. Extras: Interview with Dale Jr., skit of Dale Jr. showing him as a kid racing go-karts, Three Doors Down music video, racing footage. (A&E Home Video).
Barnyard (2006) Dir.: Steve Oedekerk; Voices of Kevin James, Courteney Cox, Sam Elliott, Danny Glover, Wanda Sykes, Andie MacDowell, David Koechner. Extras: Filmmaker commentary, new "Barnyard Bop" musical sequence, "Barnyard Comic Book Creator" DVD-ROM program, "Method Acting With Kevin James" featurette, "Boogying in the Barn" music featurette, Mud title track music video, "Utter Talent: The Voices of Barnyard" featurette, deleted scenes, games, "An Animator's Life" behind-the-scenes featurette, more. (Paramount).
Bugsy (1991) Dir.: Barry Levinson; Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Ben Kingsley, Harvey Keitel, Elliott Gould, Joe Mantegna, Richard C. Sarafian, Bebe Neuwirth. Two-disc set with extended cut (15 minutes of additional footage). Extras: "The Reinvention of Bugsy Siegel: The Road to Damascus" new documentary featuring interviews with Levinson, screenwriter James Toback, Beatty, Bening, Kingsley and Gould; deleted scenes; Bugsy Siegel "Screen Test" video montage. (Sony).
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) Four-disc set with a new, extended version of the film with enhanced special effects and an extended, climactic battle scene, $42,99. A Gift Set that includes a pair of bookends designed by the artists at WETA Ltd., the people who designed the creatures for the film, is also available: $79.99. Extras: Disc 1: Narnia fun facts; bloopers; commentary by kid stars Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, Anna Popplewell and William Moseley, joined by director Andrew Adamson; commentary by director Andrew Adamson, production designer Roger Ford, and producer Mark Johnson. Disc 2: "Creating Narnia" documentary; "Evolution of an Epic" featurettes with anatomy of the melting river scene, eight different film diaries from the film team, "C.S. Lewis: From One Man's Mind" look at the author, visual effects; "Creatures, Lands & Legends" featurette. Disc 3: "C.S. Lewis: The Dreamer of Narnia" feature-length film. Disc 4: "Visualizing the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: The Complete Production Experience" featurette; "Anatomy of a Scene: Behind the Battle"; "Art of Narnia" gallery. (Disney).
Colditz (2005 --TV) Damian Lewis, Tom Hardy, Sophia Myles, Laurence Fox, James Fox, Timothy West, Jason Priestley. Hallmark Channel miniseries about an attempt to escape a German POW camp during WWII. (MTI Home Video).
Dean Martin Double Feature Two-disc set with "Who Was That Lady?" (1960) starring Tony Curtis, Dean Martin, Janet Leigh, James Whitmore, John McIntire and Barbara Nichols; and "How to Save a Marriage (and Ruin Your Life)" (1968) starring Dean Martin, Stella Stevens, Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson, Betty Field, Jack Albertson. (Sony).
The Devil Wears Prada (2006) Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci, Adrian Grenier. Extras: Commentary by director David Frankel, producer Wendy Finerman, costune designer Patricia Field and screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna; gag reel; "making-of" featurette, 15 deleted scenes; more. (Fox).
Dog the Bounty Hunter: The Weddng Special (2006 -- TV) $12.95. Extras: Featurettes: "Dog's Wedding Ring," "Dance Lessons" and "Shopping With Beth." (A&E Home Video).
The Doors 15-Year Anniversary Edition (1991) Dir.: Oliver Stone; Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kevin Dillon, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Whaley, Billy Idol, John Densmore, Kathleen Quinlan, Michael Wincott, Michael Madsen. Newly remastered. Extras: Two new documentaries: "The Doors in L.A." and "Jim Morrison: An American Poet in Paris," "The Road to Excess" documentary, deleted scenes, extended scenes, more. (Lionsgate).
Family Plan (2005 -- TV) Tori Spelling, Greg Germann, Jordan Bridges, Kali Rocha, Kate Vernon. Career woman lies about her home life to get a job, then has to "hire" a family when her new boss moves next door. Hallmark Channel comedy. (MTI Home Video).
The Fox and the Hound 2 (2006) Animated sequel with songs by country music luminaries Reba McEntire and Trisha Yearwood. Voices of McEntire, Patrick Swayze, Jeff Foxworthy, Carol Lawrence, Jim Cummings, April Winchell, Jeff Bennett, Russi Taylor Harrison Fahn, Jonah Bobo; $29.99. Extras: "The Making of the Music" featurette; "You Know I Will" music video spotlighting "High School Musical" star Lucas Grabeel; "Mutt Mix Master" interactive musical mix session where the viewer controls the sounds and effects in creating The Singin' Strays' latest hit recording; and a special animated classic short featuring Disney's first dog -- Goofy. (Disney).
Full House: The Complete Fifth Season Four-disc set with 26 episodes, $29.98. (Warner).
Gomer Pyle: The Complete First Season (1964-65) Five-disc set with 30 episodes, $38.99. Extras: Commentary on select episodes by Jim Nabors and Ronnie Schell; audio intros by Nabors; pilot episode: "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." from "The Andy Griffith Show"; sales presentation (before and after pilot); "The Lucy Show: Lucy Gets Caught in the Draft"; Jim Nabors on "The David Frost Show"; "Jim Nabors Hour" clip. (Paramount).
House of Sand (2006 - Brazil) Fernanda Montenegro, Fernanda Torres, Ruy Guerra. Extras: "Making-of" featurette. (Sony).
Houston Rockets 1994 NBA Champions: Clutch City Eight-disc set recap of the Rockets 1994 championship season featuring all seven NBA finals games against the New York Knicks -- in their entirety and in original broadcast format; $49.98. (Warner).
James Bond Ultimate Editions Four volumes of James Bond films; Volumes 1 and 2 released November 7; Volumes 3 and 4 released December 12. Features state-of-the-art Lowey Process digital frame-by-frame restoration and new 5.1 DTS Surround Sound. Each film gets a two-disc treatment with such extras as never-before-seen footage from the Bond archives, rare interviews, deleted scenes, documentaries, interactive film guides, more. Volume 3: "GoldenEye," "Live and Let Die," "From Russia With Love," "For Your Eyes Only" and "On Her Majesty's Secret Service." Volume 4: "Tomorrow Never Dies," "You Only Live Twice," "Dr. No," "Octopussy" and "Moonraker." $89.98 each volume.(MGM).
Law & Order: Criminal Intent -- Season Two Five-disc set with 23 episodes, $59.89. Extras: Deleted scenes. (Universal).
Loving Annabelle (2006) Diane Gaidry, Erin Kelly, Kevin McCarthy, Ilene Graff, Marla Maples. Controversial (and award-winning) story of a rebellious teenage girl sent to a Catholic boarding school, where she begins a dangerous flirtation with her English teacher, unlocking hidden passions. Extras: Commentary by director Katherine Brooks and actress Erin Kelly, behind-the-scenes featurette (with outtakes and interviews), alternate ending, slide show, deleted scenes, more. (Wolfe Video).
Masters of Horror: Fair Haired Child (2006 -- TV) Jesse Haddock, Lori Petty, Walter Phelan, Lindsay Pulsipher, William Samples. Director William Malone's contribution to the first season of the "Masters of Horror" anthology. Extras: Commentary by director William Malone and writer Matt Greenberg; "The Face of Fear: An Interview with William Malone" featurette; "Working With a Master: William Malone" tribute featurette; interviews with Jesse Haddock, Lori Petty, Lindsay Pulsipher and William Samples; scene from William Malone's first short film; "Behind the Scenes: The Making of Fair Haired Child"; still gallery; DVD-ROM screenplay. (Anchor Bay).
Material Girls (2006) Dir.: Martha Coolidge; Hilary Duff, Haylie Duff, Anjelica Huston, Lukas Haas, Maria Conchita Alonso, Brent Spiner. Extras: Commentary by Coolidge, "making-of" featurette, behind-the-scenes footage, Hilary Duff "Play With Fire" music video. (MGM).
Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (2005) Joan Plowright, Rupert Friend, Anna Massey, Zoe Tapper, Georgina Hale, Millicent Martin, Marcia Warren, Robert Lang, Michael Culkin, Clare Higgins, Lorcan O'Toole. Extras: Commentary by director Dan Ireland, clip of Joan Plowright accepting the best actress award at the AARP Movies for Grown-Ups Awards. (Westlake Entertainment).
Mozart and the Whale (2006) Josh Hartnett, Radha Mitchell, Gary Cole. Romance inspired by the true story of two people with Asperger's Syndrome (a form of autism). (Sony).
New York Underground: Building the Country's Largest Subway System (2003) American Experience documentary on how the longest, most sophisticated electric subway in the world was built; $19.95. (WGBH Boston Video).
Stacked: The Complete Series Three-disc set with all 14 episodes from Seasons 1 and 2, plus five unaired episodes, $29.98. Extras: "Show Us Your Bloopers" gag reel, "Nipplegate: Getting Dressed With Pam" featurette, "Skyler's Guide to Dating" featurette. (Fox).
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen, Gary Cole, Michael Clarke Duncan, Leslie Bibb, Jane Lynch, Amy Adams. In rated and unrated-uncut versions. Extras: Deleted and extended scenes; gag reel; "Line-O-Rama": Alternate lines not used in the film; interviews with Ricky, Cal and Carley; bonus race footage; "Will Ferrell Returns to Talladega" featurette; "25 Years Later" commentary with director Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, others; Daytona 500 Spot; NASCAR Chase for the Nextel Cup Spot; DVD-ROM link to NASCAR.com. Unrated version adds: 13 more minutes not seen in theaters; interviews with Jean Girard and Gregory; "Walker & Texas Ranger" montage and outtakes; more deleted scenes; Ricky and Cal's commercials; Ricky and Cal's public service announcement. (Sony).
The Weeping Meadow (2005 -- Greece) Dir.: Theo Angelopoulos; Alexandra Aidini, Nikos Poursadinis, Vassilis Kolovos, Eva Kotamanidou. Extras: Interview with Angelopoulos. (New Yorker Video).
Wonder Showzen Gift Set -- Season 1 & 2 (2005-06) Four-disc set, $49.99. (Paramount).
World Trade Center (2006) Dir.: Oliver Stone; Nicolas Cage, Michael Pena, Maria Bello, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jay Hernandez. Single-disc and two-disc "commemorative edition." Extras: Single-disc: Commentary by Stone; commentary by real-life survivor Will Jimeno and rescuers Scott Strauss, John Busching and Paddy McGee; deleted and extended scenes. Two-disc set adds three-part making-of documentary; featurettes on set construction, visual and special effects, rescue and recovery and "Oliver Stone's New York"; a question-and-answer session with Stone; a photo gallery; more. HD DVD and Blu-ray discs released day and date. (Paramount).
The Year Without a Santa Claus (2006 -- TV) John Goodman, Chris Kattan, Eddie Griffin, Ethan Suplee, Carol Kane. Fearing that Christmas has become far too commercial and that no one believes in him anymore, Santa decides to take the year off. Airs on NBC the night before. $19.97. (Warner).

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December 19

Agnes & His Brothers (2004 -- Germany) Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Katja Riemann, Martin Weiss. Family comedy-drama about three brothers -- a transgendered woman, a sex addict and an up-and-coming politician -- and their relationship problems. (First Run Features).
Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker (2006) Alex Pettyfer, Ewan McGregor, Alicia Silverstone, Mickey Rourke, Robbie Coltrane, Sophie Okonedo, Stephen Fry. Family film about a not-so-ordinary 14-year-old boy who becomes the world's newest super-spy. Extras: "From Page to Screen" featurette with Alex Rider series creator-writer Anthony Horowitz, stunts featurette, "The Horse Chase" behind-the-scenes featurette, featurettes on casting, visual effects and martial arts choreography. (Weinstein Co./Genius Products).
All the King's Men (2006) Dir.: Steven Zaillian; Sean Penn, Jude Law, Anthony Hopkins, Kate Winslet, Mark Ruffalo, Patricia Clarkson, James Gandolfini, Kathy Baker, Frederic Forrest. Extras: Deleted scenes, "Making of All the Kings Men" featurette, "Shake Hands With the Devil" cast featurette on politics, corruption and why films and theater dealing with these issues have always been intriguing, "An American Classic" brief biographical look at the Pulitzer Prize winning "All The King's Men" author Robert Penn Warren, "The Legend and Lore of Huey Long" featurette, "La. Confidential: On Location with All The King's Men" featurette. Also available on Blu-ray. (Sony).
American Pie Presents the Naked Mile (2006) Candace Kroslak, Steve Talley, John White, Jessy Schram, Angel Lewis, Eugene Levy. In r-rated and unrated versions. Extras: Commentary by director Joe Nussbaum, writer Erik Lindsay and cast members John White, Ross Thomas, Jake Siegel and Steve Talley; deleted and extended scenes; outtakes; "Life on The Naked Mile" behind-the-scenes featurette; "Little People, Big Stunts" featurette. (Universal).
The Beauty Academy of Kabul (2004) Arresting and optimistic portrait of post-Taliban Afghanistan; $26.95. Extras: Filmmaker Q&A and biography, deleted scenes, resource guide. (Docurama).
The Bituminous Coal Queens of Pennsylvania (2005) Documents the odyssey of Hollywood actress Sarah Rush back to her roots as a 16-year-old pageant winner, growing up in Southwestern, Pennsylvania. (Genius Products).
The Celestine Prophecy (2006) Matthew Settle, Thomas Kretschmann, Annabeth Gish., Hector Elizondo, Jurgen Prochnow. Extras: "Making-of" featurette. (Sony).
Chestnut: Hero of Central Park (2006) Makenzie Vega, Abigail Breslin, Christine Tucci, Justin Louis, Barry Bostwick, Ethan Phillips. Family film about orphaned sisters who find a magical chestnut colored Great Dane in the park. (Weinstein Co./Genius Products).
Criss Angel: Mindfreak: The Complete Season 2 Three-disc set with 20 episodes, $34.95. Extras: Commentary, featurettes, photo gallery. (A&E Home Video).
Dreamland (2006) Agnes Bruckner, Kelli Garner, Justin Long, John Corbett, Gina Gershon. Coming-of-age story about a young woman who discovers how to take care of herself in the Dreamland trailer park in the New Mexico desert. (Sony)
Driving Force: The Complete Season One Ten episodes, $24.95. Extras: Featurettes with the Force family. (A&E Home Video).
Egypt: Engineering an Empire (2006) Documentary hosted by Peter Weller, $49.95. (A&E Home Video).
ER: The Complete Sixth Season Six-disc set with 22 episodes,$49.98. Extras: Deleted scenes, gag reel. (Warner).
The First 48: The Most Intense Investigation Seven fan-picked episodes from the A&E TV series, $24.95. Extras: Episode of "Miami City Vice" spin-off from "The First 48." (A&E Home Video).
Gabrielle (2005 -- French) Isabelle Huppert, Pascal Greggory, Claudia Coli. Adaptation of Joseph Conrad short story "The Return." (Genius Products).
Gene Simmons Family Jewels: The Complete Season One $24.95. Extras: Pilot episode, new interviews, featurettes, photo gallery. (A&E Home Video).
Hogan's Heroes: The Complete Fifth Season (1969-70) Four-disc set with 26 episodes, $42.99. (Paramount).
The Illustrated Man (1969) Rod Steiger, Claire Bloom, Robert Drivas, Don Dubbins, Jason Evers, Tim Weldon, Christine Matchett. Anthology of Ray Bradbury sci-fi stories. Extras: Vintage featurette "Tattooed Steiger." (Warner).
Invincible (2006) Mark Wahlberg, Greg Kinnear, Elizabeth Banks, Kevin Conway. (Buena Vista).
Jet Li's Fearless (2006) Dir.: Ronny Yu; Jet Li, Nakamura Shidou, Sun Li, Dong Yong, Nathan Jones. Also available in HD DVD. (Universal).
Lady in the Water (2006) Dir.: M. Night Shyamalan; Paul Giamatti, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeffrey Wright, Bob Balaban, Freddy Rodriguez, Sarita Choudhury, Jared Harris, Bill Irwin. Extras: Six-part documentary "Reflections of Lady in the Water," "Lady in the Water: A Bedtime Story" featurette, additional scenes, auditions, gag reels. Available on HD DVD and Blue-ray. (Warner).
The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines (2005 -- TV) Dir.: Jonathan Frakes; Gabrielle Anwar, Lisa Brenner, Jane Curtin, Olympia Dukakis, Zahn McClarnon, Bob Newhart, Noah Wyle. (Warner).
Little Miss Sunshine (2006) Alan Arkin, Abigail Breslin, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Paul Dano, Greg Kinnear. Extras: Commentary by co-directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, second commentary by co-directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris and writer Michael Arndt, four alternate endings, DeVotchka "Till the End of Time" music video. (Fox).
Married ... With Children: The Complete Sixth Season Three-disc set with 26 episodes, $39.95. (Sony).
Memron (2004 -- TV) Tim Bagley,Claire Forlani. Satire about a financial scandal at Memron, the greatest company in the world. (Genius Products).
My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006) Dir.: Ivan Reitman; Uma Thurman, Luke Wilson, Anna Faris, Eddie Izzard, Rainn Wilson, Wanda Sykes. Extras: Deleted scenes, extended shark scene sequence, Molly McQueen "No Sleep 2 Nite" music video. (Fox).
Operation Crossbow (1965) Sophia Loren, George Peppard, Trevor Howard,John Mills. (Warner).
Police Story (1985) Dir.: Jackie Chan; Jackie Chan, Brigitte Lin, Maggie Cheung. Extras: Commentary by "Rush Hour" director Brett Ratner and Hong Kong cinema expert Bey Logan; "Impressions of a Master" video tribute to Chan; "A Moment of Glory" retrospective interview with Chan; "Returning to the Scene of the Crime" location featurette; "Stunts Unlimited" retrospective featurette with members of the Jackie Chan Stunt Team; trailo\er gallery. (Weinstein Co./Genius Products).
Presenting Lily Mars (1943) Judy Garland, Van Heflin, Fay Bainter, Richard Carlson, Spring Byington. Extras: Audio only out take of deleted finale "Paging Mr. Greenback," audio only version of the 'long, later re-edited finale' "Where There's Music," final version of the film's "Where There's Music" as used in the film with stereo audio as a separately selectable feature, 1943 MGM short subject "Heavenly Music," 1943 MGM cartoon "Who Killed Who?" directed by Tex Avery (Warner).
Prisoner: Cell Block H: Collection 2 Three-disc set of episodes of the cult Australian soap opera about women behind bars. $49.95. (A&E Home Video).
The Promise (2006 - Hong Kong) Dir.: Kaige Chen; Dong-Kun Jang, Hiroyuki Sanada, Cecilia Cheung, Nicholas Tse, Ye Liu, Hong Chen.Extras: Additional scenes, "The Making of The Promise." (Warner).
The Revolution: The Series (2006 -- TV) Four-disc set of the documentary series that examines the American Revolution, $49.95. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette. (A&E Home Video).
A Scanner Darkly (2006) Dir.: Richard Linklater; Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey Jr., Woody Harrelson, Winona Ryder, Rory Cochrane. Extras: Commentary by Linklater, Reeves, Isa Hackett (daughter of author Philip K. Dick), two making-of documentaries, more. (Warner).
The Simpsons: The Complete Ninth Season Four-disc set with 25 episodes, $49.98. Extras: Commentary, deleted scenes, "A Riff From Matt Groening," "A Bit From the Animators: All Singing, All Dancing" featurette, animation showcases, original sketches, commercials, "A Moment With U2" featurette, more. (Fox).
Spirit Trap (2005) Billie Piper, Luke Mably, Sam Troughton. Four college students get caught in an abandoned haunted mansion. Extras: Cast interviews. (First Look Home Entertainment).
Step Up (2006) Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Mario, Drew Sidora, Rachel Griffiths. (Buena Vista).
There Was a Crooked Man (1970) Dir.: Joseph L. Mankiewicz; Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda, Burgess Meredith, John Randolph, Lee Grant, Hume Cronyn, Warren Oates, Arthur O'Connell, Alan Hale Jr. (Warner).
Today and Tomorrow (Hoy y Manana) (2003 -- Argentina) Antonella Costa. An out of work actress turns to prostitution to pay her bills. (First Run Featurees Global Lens Collection).
True Caribbean Pirates (2006 -- TV) History Channel docu-drama, $19.95. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette. (A&E Home Video).
Up Periscope (1959) James Garner, Andra Martin, Edmond O'Brien, Alan Hale Jr., Frank Gifford. (Warner).
Walt Disney Treasures Wave VI Two-disc sets housed in a tin box with an authenticity certificate and collectible lithograh; each set introduced by Leonard Maltin: "More Silly Symphonies," "The Complete Pluto Volume 2," "The Mickey Mouse Club Featuring The Hardy Boys" and "Your Host, Walt Disney"; $32.99 each. (Disney).
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006) Three-disc set of the HBO documentary miniseries on the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina; directed by Spike Lee; $29.98. Extras: Commentary be Lee, "Next Movement" 90-minute epilogue, photo gallery by David Lee with music by Terrence Blanchard. (HBO Video).
The Wicker Man (2006) Dir.: Neil LaBute; Nicolas Cage, Ellen Burstyn, Kate Beahan, Frances Conroy, Molly Parker, Leelee Sobieski, Diane Delano. Extras: Commentary, alternate ending. (Warner).
The Wicker Man Special Edition (1973) Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Britt Ekland. Two-disc set with the international version (fully restored from original vault materials with 11 more minutes of additional, rarely seen footage) as well as the U.S. theatrical version. Extras: Interviews with Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee and Ingrid Pitt, director Robin Hardy, producer Peter Snell, writer Anthony Shaffer, editor Eric-Boyd Perkins, art director Seamus Flannery, assistant director Jake Wright, U.S. distributor John Simon and legendary filmmaker Roger Corman; commentary by Hardy, actors Lee and Woodward; TV spot; radio spots; talent bios. (Anchor Bay).
Women's Prison (2002 -- Iran) Roya Taymourian, Roya Nonahali. The lives of Iran's lost generation in the two decades since the Islamic revolution are depicted using the claustrophobic life of women behind bars as a metaphor for Iranian society. (First Run Features Global Lens Collection).

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Airwolf: Season Two Five-disc set with 22 episodes, $39.98. (Universal).
Angst (2003) Paul Conway, Fiona Horsey, Phil Hayden. Horror thriller about a young woman who literally devours every man she has sex with. (Redrum Entertinament/MTI Home Video).
The Black Dahlia (2006) Dir.: Brian De Palma; Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank, Mia Kirshner, Mike Starr, Fiona Shaw. Extras: "Reality and Fiction: The Story of The Black Dahlia" featurette with James Ellroy, "The Case File" behind-the-scenes featurette, "The De Palma Touch" featurette on De Palma's unique and shocking visual style. (Universal).
Danika (2006) Marisa Tomei, Regina Hall, Nicki Prian, Craig Bierko. Psychological thriller about a devoted wife and mother who begins having horrible visions. Extras: Commentary by director Ariel Vromen and Tomei, cast and crew interviews. (First Look Home Entertainment).
Dark Remains (2005) Cheri Christian, Greg Thompson. Horror thriller about a grieving young couple who escape the city to find solace in the mountains only to find that their new home is haunted by violent entities with tragic histories of their own. Extras: Commentary by director Brian Avenet-Bradley, "Big Red: The Ghost of Floyd County Prison" (where the film was shot) featurette, deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurette. (Monarch Home Video).
The Descent (2006) Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Jackson Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder, MyAnna Buring, Nora-Jane Noone, Oliver Milburn, Molly Kayll. Rated and unrated versions. Extras: Director and cast commentary on both versions; deleted and extended scenes, outtakes and "making-of" featurette on unrated version. Also available on Blu-ray, (Lionsgate).
Factotum (2006) Matt Dillon, Lili Taylor, Marisa Tomei, Fisher Stevens, Didier Flamand, Adrienne Shelly. (The Weinstein Co./Genius Products).
Haven (2006) Bill Paxton, Orlando Bloom, Stephen Dillane, Zoe Saldana. Steamy thriller of love, greed and revenge set in the tropical paradise of the Cayman Islands. Extras: "Making-of" featurette. (Fox).
Jackass Number Two (2006) Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Preston Lacy. Available in rated and unrated versions. Extras: Outtakes, behind-the-scenes featurette, Karazy music video. (Paramount).
The Last Kiss (2006) Dir.: Tony Goldwyn; Zach Braff, Jacinda Barrett, Casey Affleck, Rachel Bilson, Harold Ramis, Blythe Danner, Tom Wilkinson. Extras: Commentary by Braff and Goldwyn; commentary by Braff, Goldwyn, Barrett, Bilson, Weston and Olsen; four behind-the-scenes featurettes; Cary Brothers' "Ride" music video; deleted scenes; gag reel. (Paramount).
Magma: Volcanic Disaster (2006 -- TV) Xander Berkeley, Amy Jo Johnson. USA network sci-fi disaster telefilm that focuses on population-threatening volcanic activity occurring around the globe. (Sony).
Mi Amigo (2002) Josh Holloway, Channon Roe. Two desperados in the Old West must settle their debts after a 30-year separation. (Velocity Home Entertainment/ThinkFilm)
Mr. Fix It (2006) David Boreanaz, Alana De La Garza, Paul Sorvino. Romantic comedy about a lovelorn Casanova who tricks women into returning to their ex-boyfriends. Extras: Commentary by director Darin Ferriola. (First Look Home Entertainment).
The Simple Life: Til Death Do Us Part Single-disc with 10 episodes, $19.98. (Fox).
Sir! No Sir! (2005) Documentary about the soldiers on the front lines-of antiwar resistance, tells the story of the military men and women who helped force the U.S. government to end the Vietnam War. Extras: Director David Zeiger and Sgt Giamozzi at the Oleo Strut; Randy Rowland: Life in the Presidio Stockade; The 9 for Peace, Jeff Sharlet and Vietnam GI interview; Summer of '68: The Oleo Strut outtake; Cindy Sheehan & Jane Fonda interview, The American Serviceman's Union and Ft. Dix Stockade rebellion; pioneer pirate radio DJ Dave Rabbit speaks; filmmaker biography. (Docurama).
Two-a-Days: Hoover High -- The Complete First Season (2006) Three-disc set, $42,99. (Paramount).

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