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April 3

All That Jazz Music Edition (1979) Dir.: Bob Fosse; Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer, Ann Reinking, Cliff Gorman, Ben Vereen. Extras: Commentary by film editor Alan Heim, "Portrait of a Choreographer" featurette, "Perverting the Standards" featurette, making of the song "On Broadway," Movie-oke with the song "Take Off With Us," music machine scene selection feature that takes viewers directly to musical numbers, Bob Fosse photo gallery, production snapshots gallery, more. (Fox).
Attack of the Gryphon (2007) Andrew Pleavin, Jonathan LaPaglia, Amber Benson. Sci Fi Channel telefilm chronicles the tale of two kingdoms brought together in their quest to defeat the flying Gryphon and the evil sorcerer who controls him. (Sony).


Baseball Double Feature "Safe At Home!" (1962) Brian Russell, Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Whitey Ford. "Kill the Umpire" (1950 William Bendix, Una Merkel, Ray Collins, Gloria Henry. (Sony).
Bedazzled (1967) Dir.: Stanley Donen; Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Raquel Welch. Extras: In-character interview with Stanley Moon (Dudley Moore) and the Devil (Peter Cook), "Bedazzled" conversation with Harold Ramis, stills gallery. (Fox).
Billy and Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure (2005) Billy, Mandy, Irwin and the Grim Reaper star in their first-ever long form, made-for-TV movie, based on the popular Cartoon Network animated series "The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy"; $14.97. (Warner).
Black Christmas (2006) Michelle Trachtenberg, Lacey Chabert, Katie Cassidy, Mary Elizabeth Winstead. In R-rated and unrated editions. Extras: Three alternate endings, deleted scenes, "What Have You Done? The Remaking of Black Christmas" featurette. "May All Your Christmases Be Black" filmmaker's journey featurette. (Dimension/Genius Products).
Bottom Feeder (2006) Tom Sizemore, Wendy Anderson, Joe Dinicol, Simon Northwood, Martin Roach. A maintenance crew is hunted and terrorized by an indestructible monster mistakenly created by the military. Extras: "Making of Bottom Feeder." (Genius Products).
Charlotte's Web (2006) Dir.: Gary Winick; Dakota Fanning and the voices of Julia Roberts, Steve Buscemi, John Cleese, Oprah Winfrey, Cedric the Entertainer, Kathy Bates, Reba McEntire, Robert Redford, Thomas Haden Church, Sam Shepard. Extras: "Charlotte's Web Storybook Creator"; "How Do They Do That?" look at the animal trainers who worked with the film's sheep, cows, geese, horses, pigs; "Flacka's Pig Tales" tongue-in-cheek featurette reveals some of the on-set antics involving the farm animals; "A Day at the Fair" photo gallery; "Where Are They Now?" checks in with the film's non-human stars to see what they're doing now; "What Makes a Classic?" discussion on the fun and challenges of bringing this classic children's book to life; "Making Some Movie" behind-the-scenes featurette; music videos; "Some Voices" voice cast featurette, gag reel, deleted scenes, commentaries, photo album. (Paramount).
Copying Beethoven (2006) Dir.: Agnieszka Holland; Ed Harris, Diane Kruger, Matthew Goode, George Mendel, Joe Anderson, Angus Barnett, Nicholas Jones, Phyllida Law, Ralph Riach, Bill Stewart. Extras: Commentary by director Agnieszka Holland and actor Ed Harris, deleted scenes, "The Making of Copying Beethoven" featurette, soundtrack spot. (MGM).
Crush on U (2006) Romeo, Forrest Lipton. Teen comedy. (First Look Home Entertainment).
Death of a President (2006) Hend Ayoub, George W. Bush, Brian Boland, Becky Ann Baker, Michael Reilly Burke, Neko Parham, Holly Barrett, Patricia Buckley, Bryan Cohen, Andrea Frisby, John R. Haley, Theophilus Jamal, Jay Patterson, Chavez Ravine, January Scarpino, Christian Stolte, Matt Ukena, James Urbaniak, Jay Whittaker. Extras: Commentary by director Gabriel Range, interviews, (Lionsgate).
Entourage: Season Three, Part One Three-disc set with 12 episodes, $39.98. Extras: Three commentaries with cast and crew, "Vegas Baby, Vegas!" featurette with the cast on location in Vegas. (HBO).
Good Shepherd, The (2006) Dir.: Robert De Niro; Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, John Turturro, William Hurt, Alec Baldwin, Billy Crudup, Michael Gambon, Gabriel Macht, Tammy Blanchard, Vladimir Mashkov, Joe Pesci. Extras: Deleted scenes. (Universal).
Hard Scrambled (2006) Kurtwood Smith, Richard Edson, Beth Grant, Eyal Podell, Alanna Ubach, Thomas Kopache. When the owner of a venerable diner in the wrong part of town has an "accident," the men in her life scheme and fight for control of the establishment. Two-disc set. Extras: Interviews with the filmmakers and actors, cast and crew bios, the first and last draft of the script, "Anatomy of a Failed Scene," DVD Modules on the essential topics of producing and directing. (New Visions Fellowship).
Jump In! Freestyle Edition (2007 - TV) Corbin Bleu, Keke Palmer. Disney Channel original movie. Extras: "Learning the Moves With Corbin Bleu," music videos. (Disney).
Kidnapped (aka Rabid Dogs) (1974 -- Italy) Riccardo Cucciolla, Lea Lander, Maurice Poli. Two versions: Mario Bava's original film and a previously unreleased uncut version. Extras: "End of the Road: Making Rabid Dogs and Kidnapped" featurette, commentary by Mario Bava biographer Tim Lucas, Mario Bava bio. (Anchor Bay).
The King Maker (2005) Gary Stretch, John Rhys-Davies. Portuguese soldier-of-fortune travels to the Orient in search of his father's killer only to become implicated in a conspiracy to dethrone the King of Siam. (Sony).
Law & Order: The Fifth Year Five-disc set with 23 episodes, $59.98. (Universal).
The Lost Room (2006) Peter Krause, Julianna Margulies, Margaret Cho, Roger Bart, Kevin Pollak. Sci Fi Channel miniseries. Extras: "Inside The Lost Room" featurette. (Lionsgate).
The Mario Bava Box Set: Volume 1 (2005) Five-disc set of five landmark films from the first half of Italian Mario Bava's impressive career as a cinematographer, special effects designer and director of macabre films. "The Mask of Satan (Black Sunday)" (1960), "The Three Faces of Fear (Black Sabbath)" (1963), "The Girl Who Knew Too Much" (1963), "Knives of the Avenger" (1966) and "Kill, Baby ... Kill!" (aka "Curse of the Living Dead") (1966). Extras: Commentaries, poster and still galleries, $49.98. (Anchor Bay).
Mind of Mencia: Uncensored Season 2 (2006) Two-disc set with 15 episodes, $26.99. Extras: Outtakes, deleted scenes, bloopers, "Mencia Minutes & Ask Carlos." (Paramount).
The Pink Panther & Friends Classic Cartoon Collection: The Ant & the Aardvark (Volume 5) Single disc with 17 episodes, $14.98. (MGM).
Rank (2006) Documentary on bull riding. Directed by John Greenhalgh and John Hyams. (Genius Products).
Royal Flash (1975) Dir.: Richard Lester; Malcolm McDowell, Alan Bates, Oliver Reed, Joss Ackland. Extras: Commentary by Malcolm McDowell and film historian Nick Redman, "Inside Royal Flash" featurette, still gallery. (Fox).
S*P*Y*S (1974) Dir.: Irvin Kershner; Elliott Gould, Donald Sutherland, Zouzou, Joss Ackland. Extras: "Inside S*P*Y*S," "Irvin Kershner: The Toad to 'The Road of a Hundred Days'," still gallery. (Fox).
Tom Goes to the Mayor: The Complete Series Three-disc set with 30 episodes of the Adult Swim series, $34.98. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurettes: "Season One" and "Season Two," additional behind-the-scenes interviews, exclusive celebrity voice sessions, "mocumentary," two original Tom Web episodes, art gallery, jukebox, deleted scenes. (Warner).
Twin Peaks: The Second Season Six-disc set with 22 episodes, $61.99. Remastered from the original negatives with new 5.1 Surround Sound. Extras: Log Lady introductions, interactive interview grid with cast, insights from the series directors. (Paramount).
Volver (2006) Dir.: Pedro Almodovar; Penelope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Duenas, Yohana Cobo, Blanca Portillo. Extras: Commentary by Almodovar and Cruz, AFI Tribute to Cruz, director and cast interviews, "Making-of Volver," photo gallery. Also available on Blu-ray. (Sony).

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April 10

The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby (2005) James Cosmo, Oliver Golding, Christopher Lee, Gina McKee. Family film about a dog, loyal to its dead master, who is saved by a young man. (Monarch Home Video).
The Aura (2005 -- Argentina) Ricardo Darin, Dolores Fonzi, Pablo Cedron. Psychological journey into the head of an epileptic man who works out the perfect heist. (Genius Products).
The Batman: The Complete Third Season Two-disc set with 13 episodes of the Kids WB! series, $19.98. Extras: "The Batman: Season 3 Unmasked" featurette. (Warner).
Bobby (2006) Dir.: Emilio Estevez; Anthony Hopkins, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Lindsay Lohan, Elijah Wood, William H. Macy, Helen Hunt, Christian Slater, Heather Graham, Laurence Fishburne, Freddy Rodriguez, Nick Cannon, Emilio Estevez, Martin Sheen, Shia LaBeouf, Jacob Vargas, Brian Geraghty, Joshua Jackson, Joy Bryant, Svetlana Metkina, Kip Pardue, David Krumholtz, Harry Belafonte, Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Extras: "Bobby: The Making of an American Epic" and "Eye-Witness Accounts From the Ambassador Hotel" featurettes. (The Weinstein Co./Genius Products).
Dead and Deader (2006 --TV) Dean Cain, Guy Torry, Susan Ward, Peter Greene. Tale of undead soldiers, mutant scorpions and marauding zombies -- with a healthy dose of humor. USA Network telefilm. Extras: Commentary by writer Steve Kriozere, writer-producer Mark Altman and composer Joe Kraemer; "Raising the Dead: The Making of Dead and Deader"; photo gallery. (Anchor Bay).
The Doris Day Collection Volume 2 Six-disc set with "Romance on the High Seas," "By the Light of the Silvery Moon," "I'll See You in My Dreams," "Lucky Me," "My Dream Is Yours" and "On Moonlight Bay"; $59.92 or $19.97 each. (Warner).
  • Romance on the High Seas (1948) Dir.: Michael Curtiz; Doris Day, Janis Paige, Don DeFore, Jack Carson. Extras: Classic Warner Bros. musical short "Let's Sing a Song From the Movies," classic Warner Bros. cartoon "I Taw a Putty Tat."
  • My Dream Is Yours (1949) Dir.: Michael Curtiz; Doris Day, Jack Carson, Lee Bowman, Extras: Vintage Joe McDoakes comedy short "So You Want to be an Actor," Warner Bros. short "The Grass Is Always Greener," classic Warner Bros. cartoon "A Ham in a Role."
  • I'll See You in My Dreams (1952) Dir.: Michael Curtiz; Doris Day, Danny Thomas, Extras: Vintage short "The Screen Director," classic Warner Bros. cartoon "Lovelorn Leghorn."
  • On Moonlight Bay (1951) Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Leon Ames, Rosemary De Camp, Billy Gray. Extras: Vintage Warner Bros. musical short "Let's Sing a Song About the Moonlight," classic Warner Bros. cartoon "A Hound for Trouble."
  • By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953) Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Rosemary DeCamp, Mary Wickes, Billy Gray. Extras: Vintage Joe McDoakes comedy shorts "So You Want to Learn to Dance" and "So You Want a Television Set," Warner Bros. cartoon "From A to Z-Z-Z-Z."
  • Lucky Me (1954) Doris Day, Robert Cummings, Phil Silvers, Eddie Foy Jr., Nancy Walker, Martha Hyer. Extras: Vintage Warner Bros. short "When the Talkies Were Young," Warner Bros. cartoon "Sandy Claws."
A Guide for the Married Man (1967) Dir.: Gene Kelly; Walter Matthau, Inger Stevens, Sue Ane Langdon, Robert Morse. (Fox).
The Investigator (1997) Helen Baxendale. British drama about a modern military witch-hunt into homosexuality in the British military. (Acorn Media).
Jonestown: The Life and Death of People's Temple (2006) PBS documentary, $24.99. (Paramount).
Legend of the Doll (2007) First live-action film in the Akihabara Trilogy, focuses on the trials and tribulations of a lonely guy who creates the perfect female figure from a special model kit - only to discover, to his surprise and delight, that the figure has a life of its own. (Central Park Media).
Le petit lieutenant (2006 -- French) Nathalie Baye, Jalil Lespert. An ambitious young cop finds himself in over his head when a routine investigation spirals out of control. (Koch Lorber).
Life of the Party (2005) Ellen Pompeo, Eion Bailey, John Ales, Clifton Collins Jr., Larry Miller. A young man must come to grips with the excessive drinking that has ruined his life. Extras: Filmmaker commentary, "The Making of Life of the Party" featurette. (ThinkFilm).
Major League Wild Thing Edition (1989) Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen, Margaret Whitton, James Gammon, Rene Russo, Wesley Snipes, Dennis Haysbert, Bob Uecker. Extras: New interviews with Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Corbin Bernsen and Dennis Haysbert; commentary by writer-director David S. Ward and producer Chris Chesser; behind-the-scenes featurettes "My Kinda Team," "A Major League Look at Major League" and "Bob Uecker: Just a Bit Outside"; alternate ending; tour of Cerrano's locker; photo gallery. (Paramount).
Murder in Suburbia Series 2 (2004) Two-disc set with six episodes of the complete second season of the BBC America mystery series about a pair of female detectives who solve crimes in an upscale English suburb. (Acorn Media).
Payback Straight Up: The Director's Cut (1999) Dir.: Brian Helgeland; Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry, Maria Bello, David Paymer, Bill Duke, Deborah Kara Unger, John Glover, William Devane, Lucy Liu, Jack Conley, Kris Kristofferson. Never-before-seen footage. Extras: Commentary by writer-director Brian Helgeland, "Paybacks Are a Bitch: On Location In Chicago," "Paybacks Are a Bitch: On the Set In Los Angeles," "Same Story, Different Movie -- Creating Payback: The Director's Cut ," "The Hunter: A Conversation With Author Donald E. Westlake." (Paramount).
Phantasm (1979) Dir.: Don Coscarelli; Michael Baldwin, Angus Scrimm, Reggie Bannister, Bill Thornbury. Remastered with Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 sound. Extras: Commentary by writer-director Don Coscarelli and stars Michael Baldwin, Angus Scrimm and Bill Thornbury; "Phantasmagoria: The Making of Phantasm"; "Phantasm: Behind-the-Scenes"; "Phantasm: Actors Having a Ball"; deleted scenes; 1979 "Phantasm" interview; 1988 Fangoria TV commercial; Angus Scrimm 1989 convention appearance; interview outtakes; trailers for "Phantasm" and "Phantasm III." (Anchor Bay Collection).
Phantasm III (1994) Dir.: Don Coscarelli; Michael Baldwin, Angus Scrimm, Reggie Bannister, Bill Thornbury. Remastered with Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 sound. Extras: Commentary by stars Michael Baldwin and Angus Scrimm, "Phantasm III: Behind the Scenes," trailers for "Phantasm" and "Phantasm III," DVD-ROM screenplay. (Anchor Bay Collection).
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! The Complete Third Season Two-disc set with the last 16 episodes, $34.98. (Warner).
Station Jim (2001 -- TV) George Cole, Charlie Creed-Miles, Laura Fraser. In Victorian England, a dog escapes his mean master and ends up in a small country railway station, where he is taken in by the station porter and the kids from a local orphanage. (BFS Entertainment & Multimedia).
The Streets of San Francisco -- Season One, Volume One Four-disc set with 14 episodes, $42.99. Extras: Army Archerd interview, pilot presentation. (Paramount).
Survival Quest (1989) Dir.: Don Coscarelli; Dermot Mulroney, Catherine Keener, Lance Henriksen, Mark Rolston, Steve Antin, Ben Hammer, Reggie Bannister. Fully restored from original vault elements under the personal supervision of Coscarelli and remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Ex. Extras: "Survival Quest: Behind the Scenes." (Starz Home Entertainment).
Sweeney Todd (2006 --TV) Ray Winstone, Essie Davis, Tom Hardy, David Warner, David Bradley. British drama about the 18th century serial killer. Extras: Additional footage, background essay, filmographies. (Acorn Media).
Teen Titans: The Complete Third Season Two-disc set with 13 episodes, $19.98. Extras: "Teen Titans: Know Your Foes" interactive featurette, "One Show...Two Themes" featurette on the opening score. (Warner).
The Untouchables -- Season One, Volume One Four-disc set with 15 episodes including the unofficial pilot, $42.99. (Paramount).
A Way of Life (2004) Brenda Blethyn, Michael Conway, Gareth Gethyn Evans. Troubled teenagers search for meaning. (BFS Entertainment & Multimedia).

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April 17

The Art of Passion (Aka Unconditional Love) (1994) Pablo Bryant, Isabelle Dahlin, David Ellsworth, Joe Estevez, Jessica Brytn Flannery. Semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story of Realist and Impressionist painter Arthur Bjorn Egeli, who also directed the film, and his relationships with a teacher and three women who help him discover his craft as well as himself. Extras: Commentary by Egeli, deleted scenes, photo galleries, talent files. (Liberation Entertainment/Genius Products).
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (2006 -- China) Xun Zhou, Kun Chen, Ye Liu. (Empire Pictures/First Run Features).
Brute Force (1947) Dir.: Jules Dassin; Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn, Charles Bickford, Yvonne De Carlo, Ann Blyth. Prison melodrama that takes a critical look at American society. New, restored high-definition digital transfer Extras: Commentary by film noir specialists Alain Silver and James Ursini; new interview with Paul Mason, author of "Capturing the Media: Prison Discourse in Popular Culture"; stills gallery; new essay by film critic Michael Atkinson. (The Criterion Collection).
Bye Bye Brazil (1979 -- Brazil) Dir.: Carlos Diegues; Jose Wilker, Betty Faria. (New Yorker Video).
The Chocolate War (1988) Dir,: Keith Gordon; John Glover, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Wallace Langham, Bud Cort. (MGM).
Foxworthy's Big Night Out Two-disc set with 12 episodes, $26.99. Extras: Bloopers, "Best of Jeff's Monologues," behind the scenes, "The Homewreckers," "Fitness With the Cast." (Paramount).
Freedom Writers (2007) Hilary Swank, Patrick Dempsey, Scott Glenn, Imelda Staunton. Extras: Commentary by director-writer Richard LaGravenese and Hilary Swank, deleted scenes, "Making 'A Dream'" featurette, "Freedom Writers Family" featurette, "Freedom Writers: The Story Behind The Story," photo gallery. (Paramount).
George and the Dragon (2004) James Purefoy, Piper Perabo, Patrick Swayze, Michael Clarke Duncan. Family adventure about an English knight who returns from the Crusades to battle a dragon to save a damsel in distress; originally aired on Sci Fi Channel. (First look Home Entertainment).
George Lopez: The Complete First and Second Seasons Four-disc set with 28 episodes, $39.98. Extras: "Inside the Mind of George Lopez" featurette, gag reel. (Warner).
Happy Days: The Second Season Four-disc set with 23 episodes, $42.99. (Paramount).
History Boys, The (2006) Richard Griffiths, Clive Merrison, Frances de la Tour, Stephen Campbell Moore, Sacha Dhawan, Samuel Anderson, Dominic Cooper, Andrew Knott, Samuel Barnett, Russell Tovey, Jamie Parker, James Corden. Extras: Commentary by director Nicolas Hytner and writer Alan Bennett, "History Boys Around the World: The Tour Diaries," "Pass It On: The History Boys on the Screen" behind-the-scenes featurette. (Fox).
Kraken: Tentacles of the Deep (2006 - TV) Victoria Pratt, Jack Scalia, Charlie O'Connell. Marine expedition to find a legendary Greek opal is threatened by an undersea creature. (Echo Bridge Home Entertainment).
La Haine (1995) Vincent Cassel, Hubert Kounde, Said Taghmaoui. Gritty, unsettling, and visually explosive look at the racial and cultural volatility in modern-day France. New, restored high-definition digital transfer. Extras: New English-language audio commentary by writer-director Mathieu Kassovitz; new introduction by Jodie Foster; "Social Dynamite," a new documentary featuring interviews with Sophie Body-Gendrot, William Kornblum and Jeffrey Fagan; stills gallery of behind-the-scenes photos; new essay by film scholar Ginette Vincendeau; a statement by Costa-Gavras; more. (The Criterion Collection).
Larry King Live: The Greatest Interviews Three-disc set features more than 300 of Larry King's greatest interviews; part of CNN's celebration of Larry King's 50th anniversary in broadcasting; $34.98. (Warner).
Last King of Scotland, The (2006) Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson, Simon McBurney. Extras: Commentary by director Kevin MacDonald, deleted scenes, "Capturing Idi Amin" documentary, fetaurette about Forest Whitaker portraying Idi Amin, "Fox Movie Channel Presents: Casting Session - The Last King of Scotland. (Fox).
Laverne & Shirley: The Second Season Four-disc set with 23 episodes, $42.99. (Paramount).
The Marsh (2006) Forest Whitaker, Gabrielle Anwar, Justin Louis, Niamh Wilson. Children's book author on retreat at a farmhouse experiences paranormal episodes. Extras: "Behind the Scenes of The Marsh." (Sony).
Masters of Horror: Family (2005) George Wendt, John B. Scott, Meredith Monroe, Matt Keeslar. John Landis' contribution to the Showtime series: a mild-mannered bachelor in suburbia builds a family from the bodies of his murdered neighbors. Extras: Commentary by writer Brent Hanley, "Skin and Bones: The Making of Family," "Terror Tracks: Mastering the Family Score," storyboards, still gallery, John Landis bio. (Anchor Bay).
Monsieur N. (2003) Using a combination of historical record and creative speculation, this documentary explores the possibility that Napoleon Bonaparte escaped his exile at St. Helena in a clever ruse undiscovered until now. Extras: "The Legend of Napolean" featurette. (Empire Pictures/First Run Features).
Mork & Mindy: The Second Season Four-disc set with 24 episodes, $42.99. (Paramount).
MXC: Most Extreme Elimination Challenge Season Two Two-disc set, $34.98. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
National Lampoon's Pucked (2006) Dir.: Arthur Hiller; Bon Jovi, Estella Warren, David Faustino, Curtis Armstrong, Nora Dunn, Cary Elwes. Extras: "PooNanny" and "Dirty Old Man" featurettes. (Sony).
Not Just the Best of the Larry Sanders Show Four-disc set with 23 prime Larry Sanders Show episodes and more than eight hours of newly produced material, including recordings of personal and intimate visits with Shandling's friends that were originally meant only for Shandling to see. These scenarios are the ultimate in DVD verite, in that they are uncensored, real-life dialogues between Shandling and stars who appear in the featured episodes, candid tete-a-tetes that take place in the homes, offices and special haunts of the stars. Extras: Documentary: "The Making of The Larry Sanders Show"; "Trio" featurette; "Personal, Intimate, Indulgent Meetings With My Friends That Are Meant Only for Me to See": interviews with Alec Baldwin, Ellen DeGeneres, David Duchovny, Tom Petty, Jerry Seinfeld, Sharon Stone, Jon Stewart and Carol Burnett; interviews with Penny Johnson, Wallace Langham, Scott Thompson, Janeane Garofalo, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Sarah Silverman, Jeremy Piven, Bob Odenkirk and Linda Doucett; deleted and extended scenes; alternate takes; commentary and documentary introduction on "What Have You Done for Me Lately" with Garry Shandling and Peter Tolan; commentary and documentary introduction on "Hank's Night in the Sun" with Garry Shandling and Todd Holland; commentary and documentary introduction on "Putting the 'Gay' Back in Litigation" with Garry Shandling and Judd Apatow; commentary on "Flip" with Garry Shandling and Peter Tolan. (Sony).
Notes on a Scandal (2006) Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Bill Nighy, Andrew Simpson, Tom Georgeson, Michael Maloney, Joanna Scanlan. Extras: Commentary by director Richard Eyre, "Notes on a Scandal: The Story of Two Obsessions" featurette, "Notes on a Scandal: Behind the Scenes" featurette, "In Character: Cate Blanchett" featurette, exclusive webisodes. (Fox).
Off the Black (2006) Nick Nolte, Timothy Hutton, Sally Kirkland, Trevor Morgan. A disheveled, grumpy high school umpire forms an unlikely friendship with a troubled teenager. Extras: Commentary by director James Ponsoldt, behind-the-scenes featurette. (ThinkFilm).
Overlord (1975) Dir.: Stuart Coope; Brian Stirner, Davyd Harries, Nicholas Ball. New, restored high-definition digital transfer . Seamlessly interweaving archival war footage and a fictional narrative, Stuart Cooper's immersive account of one 20-year-old's journey from basic training to the battle front lines at D-day brings all the terrors and isolation of war to its viewers with jolting authenticity. Extras: Commentary by director Stuart Cooper and actor Brian Stirner; "Mining the Archive": Imperial War Museum film archivists detail the archival war footage used in "Overlord"; "Capa Influences Cooper" (2006), a photo essay in which Cooper describes how photographer Robert Capa influenced his work; "Cameramen at War" (1943), the British Ministry of Information's film tribute to the newsreel and service film unit cameramen; the 1941 propaganda film "Germany Calling," clips of which appear in "Overlord"; Journals from two D-day soldiers, read by Brian Stirner; new essay by Kent Jones and excerpts from "Overlord" novelization by Cooper and co-writer Christopher Hudson. (The Criterion Collection).
Pulp (1972) Dir.: Mike Hodges; Michael Caine, Mickey Rooney, Lionel Stander, Lizabeth Scott, Nadia Cassini. (MGM).
Smokin' Aces (2007) Ben Affleck, Andy Garcia, Alicia Keys, Ray Liotta, Jeremy Piven, Ryan Reynolds, Peter Berg, Martin Henderson, Taraji Henson, Common. Extras: Commentary by writer-director Joe Carnahan and editor Robert Farazen; commentary by Carnahan and actors Common, Christopher Holley and Zach Cumer; "Cowboy Ending" alternate ending; deleted/extended scenes and outtakes; "Shoot 'em Up: Stunts and Effects" featurette, "The Line Up" rogues' gallery of lethal ladies, degenerate psychopaths, bounty hunters and eager assassins; "The Big Gun: Smokin' Aces" featurette on Carnahan. Also available on HD DVD Combo Disc: Features exclusive to the HD DVD: "U-Control Assassin Tracker" uses Google Maps to track the assassins to Reno; "U-Control Picture In Picture" accesses interactive bonus features, including cast interviews and behind-the-scenes footage, all without interruption to the movie experience. (Universal).
Spider-Man 2.1: Extended Cut (2004) Dir.: Sam Raimi; Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina, Rosemary Harris, Willem Dafoe, Cliff Robertson. Two-disc set (in time for the release of "Spider-Man 3") with eight minutes of never-before-seen footage as well as new bonus materials. Extras: Introduction by producers Grant Curtis and Avi Arad, "Inside 2.1" featurette, commentary by producer Laura Ziskin and screenwriter Alvin Sargent, sneak peak at "Spider-Man 3." (Sony).
Thieves Like Us (1974) Dir.: Robert Altman; Keith Carradine, Shelley Duvall, John Schuck, Bert Remsen, Louise Fletcher, Tom Skerritt. (MGM).
The Third Wish (2005) Jenna Mattison, Sean Maguire, Armand Assante, Jennifer Blanc, Betty White. A bookshop clerk is seemingly granted three wishes after she finds a first-edition copy of Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations." (Echo Bridge Home Entertainment).
True Confessions (1981) Dir.: Ulu Grosbard; Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Charles Durning, Kenneth McMillan, Ed Flanders, Cyril Cusack, Burgess Meredith, Dan Hedaya. (MGM).
The Venture Brothers: Season Two Two-disc set with13 episodes featuring Adult Swim's dim-witted duo Hank and Dean Venture, $29.98. Extras: Commentaries, deleted scenes. (Warner).

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April 24

Anna Karenina (1948) Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, Kieron Moore. Extras: "Anna Karenina -- The 1915 Version Silent Movie," "Anna and Leo" featurette, restoration comparison. (Fox).
Binky Goes Nuts Four stories from the Emmy Award-winning "Arthur" TV series, offering kids, parents, and teachers insights into important health issues for kids, including nut allergies and the benefits of exercise; $12.95. (WGBH Boston Video).
Born to Fight (20054) Two-disc ultimate edition. A remote Thai village is overrun by terrorists armed with a nuclear missile and an elite undercover operative leads a unique martial arts fighting force in a heroic bid to save the nation. Extras: "The Making of Born to Fight" featurette, commentary by Hong Kong cinema expert Bey Logan, "Born to Be Wild" EPK. (Dragon Dynasty/The Weinstein Company/Genius Products).
Buddy Greco: The Man and the Music Three-part DVD about the "singer's singer": In Part One, Greco speaks in detail about his multi-faceted life with his amazing collection of photographs and memorabilia; the second part highlights Greco's performances in the 50's and 60's when he was one of the biggest headliners in Las Vegas, performing with Frank Sinatra and The Rat Pack; the final part of the DVD includes a special documentary called "Las Vegas Like It Used to Be," which features the history of Vegas. $19.99. (SRO Entertainment).
Bugs! Three NOVA documentaries: "Ants: Little Creatures Who Run the World," "Bees: Tales from the Hive" and "The Unknown World"; $29.95. (WGBH Boston Video ).
Caffeine (2006) Mena Suvari, Marsha Thomason, Katherine Heigl, Breckin Meyer. Comedy about life, love and relationships among the staff and regulars of a hip, offbeat coffee house. Extras: Bloopers. (First Look Home Entertainment).
Code Name: The Cleaner (2007) Cedric the Entertainer, Lucy Liu, Elizabeth Hurley, DeRay Davis, Nicollette Sheridan. Extras: Moppin' Up With the Cleaning Crew" featurette. (New Line).
Columbo Mystery Movie Collection 1989 Three-disc set with all five feature-length "Columbo" telefilms from 1989, $26.98. (Universal).
Deja Vu (2006) Dir.: Tony Scott; Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Val Kilmer, James Caviezel, Adam Goldberg, Elden Henson, Erika Alexander, Bruce Greenwood. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette, deleted scenes. (Buena Vista).
The Drew Carey Show: The Complete First Season Four-disc set with 22 episodes, $39.98. Extras: Retrospective documentary, gag reel. (Warner).
Ed, Edd, n Eddy: The Complete Second Season Two-disc set with 13 episodes, $19.98. (Warner).
The Fabulous 60s (2005) Year-by-year scrapbook takes a kaleidoscopic look back at the most turbulent of decades, 10 tumultuos years that began in hope with man's exploration of space and the youngest elected President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy ... and ended in a welter of Cold War intrigue, political assassination, civil unrest, student demonstrations and U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Narrated by Peter Jennings. Four-disc set, $39.98. (MPI Home Video).
Fixed Bayonets! (1951) Dir.: Sam Fuller; Richard Basehart, Gene Evans, Michael O'Shea. (Fox).
Flipper Season One (1964) Four-disc set with 30 episodes, $39.98. (MGM).
.45 (2006) Milla Jovovich, Angus Macfadyen, Stephen Dorff, Aisha Tyler, Sarah Strange, Vincent Laresca. A gang moll gets fed up with her abusive boyfriend and plots to get rid of him. Extras: Filmmaker commentary. (ThinkFilm).
Geronimo and the Apache Resistance (1988) American Experience documentary. $19.95. (WGBH Boston Video).
The Good Soldier (1981 -- TV) Robin Ellis, Vickery Turner, Jeremy Brett, Susan Fleetwood. Masterpiece Theatre tangle of religion, sex, deception and Edwardian-era social mores, based on the novel by Ford Madox Ford. (Acorn Media).
How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman (1971 -- Brazil) Dir.: Nelson Pereira dos Santos; Arduino Colassanti, Ana Maria Magalhaes. Extras: Interview with Richard Pena, program director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center; interview with Ailton (member of the Krenak Tribe). (New Yorker Video).
The Hurricane of '38 American Experience documentary; $19.95. (WGBH Boston Video).
I Deal in Danger (1966) Robert Goulet, Christine Carere. (Fox).
James Marshall's Cinderella ... And More Beloved Fairy Tales (2007) The title tale, based on the best-selling picture book by James Marshall, along with four other modern adaptations of classic fairy tales: "Hansel and Gretel," "The Three Billy Goats Gruff," "The Elves and the Shoemaker" and "The Fisherman and His Wife"; $14.95. (Scholastic Video Collection).
Jane Eyre (1944) Dir.: Robert Stevenson; Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine, Margaret O'Brien, Agnes Moorehead, Hillary Brooke. Extras: "Orson Welles' Jane Eyre" featurette, storyboards, production gallery, restoration comparison. (Fox).
James Cagney: The Signature Collection Five-disc set with "The Bride Came C.O.D.," "Captain of the Clouds," "The Fighting 69th," "Torrid Zone" and "The West Point Story"; $49.92 or $19.97 each. (Warner).
  • The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941) James Cagney, Bette Davis, Stuart Erwin. Extras: Warner Night at the Movies 1941 short subjects gallery: Vintage newsreel, musical shorts "Carnival of Rhythm" and "Forty Boys and a Song," classic cartoons "Porky's Pooch" and "Rhapsody in Rivets."
  • Captain of the Clouds (1942) Dir.: Michael Curtiz; James Cagney, Dennis Morgan, Brenda Marshall, Alan Hale, George Tobias, Reginald Gardiner. Extras: Warner Night at the Movies 1942 short subjects gallery: Vintage newsreel, sports short "Rocky Mountain Big Game," classic cartoon "Fresh Hare'"; classic cartoon "What's Cookin; Doc?"
  • The Fighting 69th (1940) James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, George Brent, Alan Hale. Extras: Warner Night at the Movies 1940 short subjects gallery: Vintage newsreel, two patriotic shorts: "Young America Flies" and "London Can Take It!" classic cartoon "Pilgrim Porky."
  • Torrid Zone (1940) James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Ann Sheridan, Andy Devine. Extras: Warner Night at the Movies 1940 short subjects gallery: Vintage newsreel, musical short "Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra," Technicolor historical short "Pony Express Days," cartoon "A Wild Hare."
  • The West Point Story (1950) James Cagney, Gordon MacRae, Doris Day, Virginia Mayo, Gene Nelson. Extras: Warner Night at the Movies 1950 short subjects gallery: Vintage newsreel, Sports Parade short "Grandad of Races," classic cartoon "His Bitter Half."
John Cleese Comedy Collection Three-disc set with "How to Irritate People" (1968), "The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It" (1977) and "Romance With a Double Bass" (1974); $29.99. (SRO Entertainment).
Kidnapped: The Complete Series (2005) Three-disc set with all 13 episodes, $49.95. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette. (Sony).
The Last Supper (2006 - Japan) Avi K. Garg, Fumina Hara, Masaya Kato, Katsuya Kobayashi. A renowned plastic surgeon develops a taste for human flesh. (MTI Home Video).
The Legendary Crooners: Frank, Dean, Bing, Nat and Perry (2005) PBS pledge program with 20 full-length song clips from Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Perry Como, Dean Martin and Nat "King" Cole; $19.99. (SRO Entertainment ).
Les Miserables Two-disc set with the 1935 version starring Fredric March, Charles Laughton and Cedric Hardwicke; and the 1952 version directed by Lewis Milestone and starring Michael Rennie, Debra Paget, Robert Newton, Edmund Gwenn, Sylvia Sidney, Cameron Mitchell, Elsa Lanchester. Extras: "The Fugitive/Pursuer: Vidocq" featurette, restoration comparison. (Fox).
Lost in the Grand Canyon (1999) American Experience documentary about the famous John Wesley Powell expedition into the Grand Canyon in 1869; $19.95. (WGBH Boston Video).
Man in the Middle (1964) Dir.: Guy Hamilton; Robert Mitchum, France Nuyen, Barry Sullivan, Trevor Howard, Keenan Wynn, Sam Wanamaker. (Fox).
Morel Orel: Volume One Two-disc set with 15 uncensored episodes of the Adult Swim 15-minute stop-motion, animated series, $29.98. Extras: Uncensored commentaries, "The Awkward Comic Con Panel," behind-the-scenes, end animations, deleted scenes. (Warner).
NCIS: The Third Season (2005) Six-disc set with 24 episodes, $64.99. Extras: Cast and crew commentaries on select episodes, "The Real N.C.I.S. Declassified" featurette, "Hit the Head" montage, "The Women of N.C.I.S.," "N.C.I.S. Season of Change," "The Round Table." (Paramount).
Naked You Die (aka The Young, the Evil & the Savage (1968 -- Italian) Mark Damon, Eleonora Brown, Michael Rennie, Luciano Pigozzi. From the minds of Italian horror kings Mario Bava and Antonio Margheriti comes this macabre tale of murder at an all-girls school. Complete and uncut for the first time in the States. (Dark Sky Films/MPI Home Video).
Night at the Museum (2006) Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Carla Gugino, Kim Raver, Mickey Rooney, Dick Van Dyke, Bill Cobbs, Ricky Gervais, Rami Malek, Paul Rudd, Steve Coogan, Owen Wilson. Single-disc and two-disc special edition. Extras: Commentary by director Shawn Levy and writers Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon, deleted and extended scenes, alternate opening, blooper reel, "Directing 101," "Bringing the Museum to Life" featurette, "Acting With Nothing" featurette, "Monkey Business" featurette, "Building the Museum," "Historical Threads: The Costumes of Night at the Museum," storyboard comparison, "Making of Night at the Museum" featurette, DVD-ROM game, more. (Fox).
The Odd Couple: Season One Four-disc set with 24 episodes, $42.99. Extras: Commentary on select episodes, audio intros by Garry Marshall for each episode, Tony Randall on "The Mike Douglas Show" (9/9/70), Tony Randall and Jack Klugman on "The Mike Douglas Show" (11/19/70), "It's All Over Now, Baby Bird" series promo, Jack Klugman's book tour home videos, gag reel, Tony Randall and Jack Klugman on stage in "The Odd Couple" (1993), Jack Klugman's 1971 Emmy speech, Dick Cavett comedy preview. (Paramount).
One Day at a Time: The Complete First Season (1975-76) Two-disc set with 15 episodes, $29.95. Extras: "The One Day at a Time Reunion Special." (Sony).
The Purple Heart (1944) Dir.: Lewis Milestone; Dana Andrews, Richard Conte, Farley Granger. (Fox).
The Queen (2006) Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Sylvia Syms, Alex Jennings. Extras: Commentary by director Stephen Frears, writer Peter Morgan, and British historian/Royal Expert and author of "Majesty," Robert Lacey; "Making of The Queen" featurette. Also available on Blu-ray. (Miramax).
The Ruby in the Smoke (2006) With a mind for numbers, super sleuth Sally Lockhart finds herself engulfed in melodrama and mystery in this Masterpiece Theatre adaptation of the first book in the series of Phillip Pullman's quartet of novels set in Victorian London; $19.85. (WGBH Boston Video).
Sailor of the King (1953) Jeffrey Hunter, Michael Rennie, Peter van Eyck, Wendy Hiller, Bernard Lee. (Fox).
Slingshot (2005) David Arquette, Thora Birch, Balthazar Getty, Julianna Margulies, Joely Fisher, Michael Janik, Svetlana Metkina. Two cunning and manipulative drifters venture into suburban Connecticut to seduce wealthy housewives. (The Weinstein Co.,/Genius Products).
Small Town Conspiracy (aka Florida City) (2003) Zen Gesner, William Morgan Sheppard, Jeanetta Arnette. Murder mystery set in Pearl Harbor dove trails with the Japanese sneak attack. (Echo Bridge Home Entertainment).
Stand Up (2007) Modi Rosenfeld, Kathryn Fiore, Derek Hughes. Godfrey Danchimah, Max Alexander. Comedy based on the off-beat world of stand up comedians, shot in and around Los Angeles and New York's most well-known comedy clubs. (SRO Entertainment).
Steven Wright: When the Leaves Blow Away (2007) Showcases the work of the Oscar-winning comedian; features Wright's May 2006 namesake performance at Toronto's historic Elgin Theater, his first stand-up special since 1990's "Wicker Chairs and Gravity"; $14.99. (Image Entertainment).
Surviving the Dust Bowl American Experience documentary; $19.95. (WGBH Boston Video).
Tears of the Black Tiger (2000 -- Thailand) Chartchai Ngamsan, Suwinit Panjamawat, Stella Malucchi, Supakorn Kitsuwon. Cult film homage to Westerns and martial arts, billed as a cross between a Toshiro Mifune samurai, a Clint Eastwood gunslinger and Bruce Lee. Extras: Making-of featurette. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
10 Items or Less (2006) Morgan Freeman, Paz Vega, Jonah Hill, Bobby Cannavale. A down-on-his-luck actor prepping for an upcoming role meets a quirky grocery clerk in L.A. and the pair hit the road to show one another their respective worlds. Extras: Commentary by director Brad Silberling, making-of featurette, photo gallery. (First Look Home Entertainment).
Thr3e (2007) Marc Blucas, Justine Waddell, Laura Jordan, Max Ryan, Bill Moseley. Seminary student is targeted by a madman who plays deadly games with him. (Fox).
Tonight We Raid Calais (1943) Annabella, John Sutton, Lee J. Cobb, Beulah Bondi, Blanche Yurka, Howard Da Silva. (Fox).
Tropic of Gallagher Comedy Special Rare performance of the zany comedian, including a show-stopping "Sledge-O-Matic" ending, $14.99. (SRO Entertainment).
The Trouble With Men and Women (2006) Joseph McFadden, Kate Ashfield, Matthew Delamere, Christine Tremarco. A young man embarks on a journey of self-discovery and search for love with a variety of casual encounters after being dumped by his girlfriend. (IFC/Genius Products).
Tsunami, the Aftermath (2006 -- TV) Tim Roth, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sophie Okonedo, Hugh Bonneville. Inspired by true accounts, this HBO miniseries focuses on a group of fictional characters caught up in the harrowing aftermath of the tsunami that devastated the coast of Thailand two years ago. Extras: "The Story Behind the Film" featurette, "Recreating Nature's Fury" featurette. (HBO Video).
Until Death (2007) Jean-Claude Van Damme, Stephen Rea, Rachel Grant, Mark Dymond. Dirty cop falls into a coma after a gunfight, awakens a "new" man, and tries to make amends by cleaning up the bad guys. (Sony).
WKRP in Cincinnati Season One (1978-79) Three-disc set with 22 episodes, $39.98. Extras: Commentary on select episodes, "Do My Eyes Say Yes?" featurette, "A 'Fish Story' Story" featurette. (Fox).

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