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June 3

American Crude (2007) Rob Schneider, Ron Livingston, Jennifer Esposito, Michael Clarke Duncan, John C. McGinley. A deranged group of strangers -- including a transsexual prostitute, a runaway virgin, a gorgeous gun-wielding ex-con and a porn king - cross paths at a bachelor party. (Sony).
American Gangster: The Complete Second Season Two-disc set of the documentary BET series that looks at some of the 20th century's most notorious African-American crime figures, $36.99. (Paramount).


The Andromeda Strain Two-disc set of the A&E miniseries starring Benjamin Bratt, $29.98. Extras: Commentary, "Terra Incognita: Making the Andromeda Strain," visual effects breakdowns, photo and design gallery. (Universal).
The Animation Show: Volume 3 (2007) Sixteen short films compiled by Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeldt of the best work from The Animation Show's 2007 theatrircal program; with an introduction by Beavis and Butt-head; $19.99 (Paramount).
Boarding Gate (2008) Dir.: Olivier Assayas; Asia Argento, Michael Madsen, Kelly Lin, Carl Loong Ng. The new film from acclaimed and adventurous French filmmaker Olivier Assayas is an erotic noir-thriller. Asia Argento plays sexy ex-prostitute Sandra, who is forced to leave London after a steamy S&M encounter with a debt ridden ex-financial big gun (Michael Madsen) ends in violence. Fleeing to Hong Kong in search of a fresh start, she becomes involved with an attractive young couple, Lester (Carl Ng) and Sue (Kelly Lin), who promise to help her obtain papers and money. But it turns out that Lester is actually a hit man hired to kill the financial big gun. Extras: "Boarding Gate: In Touch With Asia Argento" and "Interviews With Asia Argento." (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
Boston Red Sox: Essential Games of Fenway Collector's Edition Six-game, six-disc collection commemorating Boston's Fenway Park, spanning five decades of promise, heartache and jubilation etched in Red Sox history; $59.95. (A&E Home Video).
City Slickers Collector's Edition (1991) Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby, Jack Palance. Extras: Commentary by director Ron Underwood and Billy Crystal and Daniel Stern; "Back in the Saddle: City Slickers Revisited" featurette, "Bringing in the Script: Writing City Slickers" featurette, "A Star Is Born: An Ode to Norman" featurette, "The Real City Slickers" featurette, deleted scenes. (MGM).
Control (2007) Sam Riley, Samantha Morton, Alexandra Maria Lara, Joe Anderson, James Anthony Pearson, Harry Treadaway, Craig Parkinson, Toby Kebbell. Extras: Commentary by director Anton Corbijn, "The Making of Control," "Out of Control: A Conversation With Anton Corbijn," extended live concert performances, "Transmission" and "Atmosphere" Joy Division music videos, "Shadowplay" music video by The Killers, still gallery. (Weinstein Co./Genius Products).
Dirty Harry Special Edition photo (1971) Dir.: Don Siegel; Clint Eastwood, Harry Guardino, John Mitchum, Reni Santoni, John Vernon, Andrew Robinson, Josef Sommer. Two-disc set. Extras: Commentary by film historian Richard Schickel; new featurette "The Long Shadow of Dirty Harry," an examination of the influence and legacy of Dirty Harry; featurette "Dirty Harry: The Original"; featurette: Dirty Harry's Way" promotional short on the movie; interview gallery; 1993 TV special "Clint Eastwood: The Man from Malpaso"; trailer gallery. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).
Dirty Harry Ultimate Collector's Edition All five "Dirty Harry" films, new commentaries and featurettes, 40-page hard cover "Dirty Harry" retrospective book, replica Harry Callahan wallet with Inspector's badge and ID card, "Scorpio: Portrait of a Killer" poster, six "Dirty Harry" cards, production letters, more. $74.92 DVD, $129.95 Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).
Diva (1981) Frederic Andrei, Richard Bohringer, Thuy An Luu, Jacques Fabbri. Stylish French thriller. A young Parisian mail courier is content with his bohemian lifestyle, his circle of friends and listening to opera, particularly one exceptional American diva who refuses to be recorded. So enamored is he with her that he makes an illegal tape of her at a concert. But when the tape is confused with one implicating a police chief with the mob, he must use all his ingenuity to survive mob killers and the police. First of two release from Lionsgate's new Meridian Collection, a compilation of acclaimed, groundbreaking and influential films from around the world; digitally remastered. Extras: Commentary by director Jean-Jacques Beineix, cast and crew interviews. (Lionsgate).
Doctor Who: Beneath the Surface Four-disc set features "Doctor Who and the Silurians" (seven episodes), "The Sea Devils" (six episodes) and "Warriors of the Deep" (four episodes); $59.98. (Warner).
The Eye (2008) Jessica Alba, Alessandro Nivola, Parker Posey, Francois Chau, Tamlyn Tomita. Available in single-disc and two-disc special edition with extras. Extras: Four featurettes, deleted scenes, digital computer copy. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Lionsgate).
Flawless (2008) Demi Moore, Michael Caine. A crime/drama set in 1960s London, where a soon-to-retire janitor (Michael Caine) convinces a glass-ceiling constrained American executive (Demi Moore) to help him steal a handful of diamonds from their employer, the London Diamond Corporation, who he feels has done them wrong. Extras: "Exploring the Facets: A Behind the Scenes Look." (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
Flavor of Love: Season 3 Four-disc set with all five uncensored episodes, $34.97. Extras: Casting special, "Flav's Filosophies," "Girls Gone Flav: Ultimate Moments," "Dirty Laundry," "Flav and Thing 2's Date," "The Dead Bring Bad Luck." (Anchor Bay).
Get Smart: The Complete Series Don Adams and Barbara Feldon reprise their roles as Maxwell Smart and Agent 99 in the short-lived 1995 update of the classic "Get Smart," now with the addition of Andy Dick and Elaine Hendrix. Single-disc with all seven episodes, $19.95. (Sony).
I Love New York: Season 2 Three-disc set with 11 episodes of the sleazy realty series, $34.97. (Anchor Bay).
The Incredible Hulk: The Complete Third Season Five-disc set with 23 episodes, $39.98. Extras: "Remembering The Incredible Hulk: An American Classic" featurette. (Universal).
The Incredible Hulk: The Complete Fourth Season Four-disc set with 18 episodes, $39.98. Extras: Commentary on two-part season premiere "Prometheus", "Creating an Iconic Character: The Hulk" featurette, "Inside an Episode: Prometheus" photo gallery. (Universal).
Mama's Boy (2007) Jeff Daniels, Anna Faris, Jon Heder, Diane Keaton, Chris Kerner, Rue McClanahan, Dorian Missick. A 29-year-old slacker who lives with his mom realizes his sweet set-up is threatened when she hears wedding bells with her self-help guru beau. Extras: Commentary by director Tim Hamilton, additional scenes. (Warner).
Mannix: The First Season (1967) Six-disc set with 24 episodes, $49.99. Extras:Interview with Mike Connors and Joseph Campanella, "Mannix" TV Land promo and CBS sales presentation with audio introductions from Mike Connors. (Paramount).
Meet the Spartans (2008) Diedrich Bader, Kevin Sorbo, Method Man, Ken Davitian, Jim Piddock, Sean Maguire, Greg Ellis, Crista Flanagan, Nicole Parker, Emily Wilson. In rated and unrated versions. Extras: Unrated "Pit of Death" edition: Commentary by the cast and crew, "Know Your Spartans" pop culture set-top trivia game, gag reel, "Meet the Spartans: The Music" featurette, "Prepare for Thrusting" featurette, "Tour the Set With Ike Barinholtz." (Fox).
New York Mets: Essential Games of Shea Stadium Six-disc set with six complete, unedited games that best define the history of the New York Mets and showcase the splendor of Shea Stadium (2008 will commemorate the last year that Shea Stadium will see action on its field); $59.95. (A&E Home Video).
The Onion Movie (2008) "The Onion" invades DVD. Based on the wildly popular satirical newspaper, "The Onion Movie" offers uncensored, uninhibited, unrated news and views from around the world. From the sharp minds of Robert Siegel and Todd Hanson, long-time editors and writers for "The Onion" newspaper and website, the movie presents a hard look at world events, cultural fads and curious human behavior, reporting on topics that most news programs wouldn't dare touch. Extras: Deleted scenes, outtakes. (Fox).
Prairie Fever (2008) Kevin Sorbo, Lance Henrickson, Jamie Ann Allman, Dominque Swain. Western. When whiskey-soaked ex-lawmen Preston Biggs (Kevin Sorbo) is hired to escort a group of women suffering from "prairie fever" back to civilization, he's met by a murderous gang intent on stopping their passage. (Genius Entertainment).
The Red Violin (1998) Samuel L. Jackson, Carlo Cecchi, Irene Grazioli, Jean-Luc Bideau, Greta Scacchi, Jason Flemyng, Colm Feore, Don McKellar. An appraiser traces the vast, storied history of a priceless violin across numerous countries and generations. First of two release from Lionsgate's new Meridian Collection, a compilation of acclaimed, groundbreaking and influential films from around the world; digitally remastered. Extras: Commentary, two featurettes, musical feature with composer John Corigliano, documentary on violins and violin auctions. (Lionsgate).
Remember the Daze (2005) Leighton Meester, Amber Heard, Alexa Vega, Melonie Diaz, Lyndsy Fonseca. Coming-of-age tale that revolves around the chaos of the celebration of the last day of school in a small town. (First Look Studios).
Rescue Me: The Complete Fourth Season Four-disc set with 13 episodes, $49.95. Extras: Featurettes: "Walking Through Fire: The Stories of Rescue Me Season 4," "Real Stories From America's Bravest," "Welcome to the Set," "This Is Not a Drill: Breaking Down Episode 407," "Captains," "Tools of the Trade," "Burning Embers: Gavin's Girls"; deleted scenes; blooper reel. (Sony).
Semi-Pro (2008) Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, Andre Benjamin, Will Arnett, Jay Phillips, Josh Braaten, Rob Corddry, DeRay Davis, Maura Tierney, Jackie Earle Haley. In single-disc and two-disc "Let's Get Sweaty" editions. "Let's Get Sweaty" extras: "Love Me Sexy: The Story Behind the One-Hit Wonder" featuette, "Recreating the American Basketball Association (ABA)" featurette, "Four Days in Flint" featurette, behind-the-scenes footage, music video, more. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (New Line).
Time for Murder Two-disc set of the classic mid-1980s series featuring tales of mystery and suspense by six of Britain's finest writers, $39.99. (Acorn Media).
Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show (2008) Vince Vaughn and four stand-up comedians travel the country -- subtitled "30 days and 30 nights - Hollywood to the Heartland" -- in this documentary. Extras: Commentary, behind-the-scenes featurette, "The Tour" featurette, making-of featurette, more. (New Line).

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American Gangster: The Complete Second Season Three-disc set with 10 episodes, $36.99. (Paramount).
Army Wives: The Complete First Season Three-disc set with 13 episodes, $39.99. Extras: Unaired story line, deleted scenes, outtakes, cast interviews, more. (Disney).
The Boondocks: The Complete Second Season -- Uncut and Uncensored Three-disc set with 13 episodes, $49.95. Extras: Two bonus episodes, four featurettes, commentaries. (Sony).
The Bucket List (2008) Dir.: Rob Reiner; Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes, Rob Morrow. Extras: "Writing a Bucket List" featurette, John Mayer music video. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).
City of Vice (2008) Two-disc set of the British true crime series that pits magistrate Henry Fielding (Ian McDiarmid) and his brother John (Iain Glen) against the teeming criminal underworld of 18th century London. The five-part series follows the duo's attempts to create a modern police force to rid the city of prostitutes, violent gangs, and bands of thieves. $29.98. (Koch Vision).
Comedy Central's Home Grown: Uncensored Single disc featuring a collection of episodes and clips from a cornucopia of Comedy Central shows including: "Chappelle's Show," "Crank Yankers," "Drawn Together," "Lewis Black's Root of All Evil," "RENO 911!" "The Sarah Silverman Program," "Strangers with Candy," "Comedy Central's TV Funhouse" and "Viva Variety." It also includes acquired, alternative, programming such as "Spider on Drugs," "The Animation Show," and "The Joy of Painting With Bob Ross." (Paramount).
Da Vinci's Inquest, Season 3 Four-disc set with 13 episodes of the Canadian series following the crusading and charismatic coroner of the city of Vancouver, $59.99. (Acorn Media).
The Dukes of Hazzard: TV Double Feature Two-disc set with "Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!" and "Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood," $24.98. (Warner).
Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes -- The Complete First Season Four-disc set with 26 episodes, $39.98. Extras: Commentary, nine never-before-seen in the U.S. episodes, "From Origin to Animation" featurette, "Rise of the Rogues" featurette, "Traveling to New Dimensions" featurette, "The Art of Fantastic Four" still galleries. (Fox).
Finish Line: Unrated (2008) Scott Baio, Samuel Page, Taylor Cole, Dan Lauria. Telefilm about an ambitious man with race car dreams who's drawn into the shady underworld of illegal arms trading. (Genius Products).
4 Months 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2008 -- Romania) Anamaria Marinca, Laura Vasiliu, Vlad Ivanov, Alexandru Potocean. (IFC/Genius Products).
The Fugitive: Season Two, Volume One (1964) Four-disc set with 15 episodes, $42.99. (Paramount).
Funny Games (2008) Dir.: Michael Haneke; Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt, Brady Corbet, Devon Gearhart. (Warner).
The Grand (2007) Woody Harrelson, David Cross, Dennis Farina, Cheryl Hines, Richard Kind, Chris Parnell, Jason Alexander, Ray Romano, Michael McKean, Shannon Elizabeth, Hank Azaria, Werner Herzog, Gabe Kaplan. Set in the world of professional poker, this comedy follows a group of players as they struggle to get to the final table at the Grand Championship of Poker held at The Rabbit's Foot Casino. Extras: Commentary by director-writer Zak Penn, writer Matt Bierman and actor Michael Karnow; alternate endings; deleted scenes; select scene commentary by Woody Harrelson, Cheryl Hines, Ray Romano and Zak Penn; "Wild Cards: Player Profiles" featurette. (Anchor Bay).
Hawaii Five-O: Season Four (1971-72) Six-disc set with 24 epiodes, $54.99. (Paramount). Extras:
Home Improvement: The Complete Eighth Season Three-disc set with 27 episodes, $23.99. Extras: "Tim Allen's User's Guide to Home Improvement," blooper reel. (Disney).
Icons of Adventure Two-disc set with four classic action-adventure films from the legendary Hammer Studios: "The Stranglers of Bombay" (1960) and three films featuring legendary horror icon Christopher Lee, "The Devil-Ship Pirates" (1964), "The Terror of the Tongs" (1961) and "The Pirates of Blood River" (1962). Extras: Commentary on each film, 1935 short subject "Hot Paprika," the 1936 color cartoon "The Merry Mutineers" and the first chapter of the action-packed serial "The Great Adventures of Captain Kidd." (Sony).
Intervention Season One: Then and Now Four episodes from A&E's unscripted series about interventions, with "Where Are They Now?" follow-ups, $29.95. (A&E Home Video).
Invisible Target (2007 -- Hong Kong) Jacky Wu Jing, Shawn Yue, Nicholas Tse, Jaycee Chan, Andy On, Lin Feng-Jiao. Three cops team up to bring down a criminal gang. Extras: Commentary, interviews, featurettes. (Dragon Dynasty/The Weinstein Co./Genius Products).
John Adams (2008) Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, Stephen Dillane, Tom Wilkinson, David Morse. Three-disc set of the seven-part miniseries that aired on HBO this March. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by American historian and "master of the art of narrative history," David McCullough. $59.99. Extras: "David McCullough: Painting with Words" documentary, "Making of John Adams" behind-the-scenes featurette, "Facts Are Stubborn Things" on-screen historical guide presented as a pop-up feature available throughout each of the seven episodes. (HBO Video).
Jumper (2008) Dir.: Doug Liman; Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Rachel Bilson, Jamie Bell, Max Thieriot, Shawn Roberts, AnnaSophia Robb. Available as a single disc and a two-disc special edition. Single-disc extras: Commentary by director Doug Liman, writer-producer Simon Kinberg and producer Lucas Foster; "Jumping From Novel to Film: The Past, Present & Future of Jumper" featurette; "Making an Actor Jump" featurette; "Previz: Future Concepts." Speciasl edition extras: All of the above plus "Doug Liman's Jumper: Uncensored" featurette, "Jumping Around the World" featurette, "Jumpstart: David's Story" animated graphic novel, deleted scenes. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Fox).
King (2008) History special with Tom Brokaw is a feature-length chronicle of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, featuring interviews with King's son, Bill Clinton, Harry Belafonte, Bono, Forest Whitaker, others. $24.95. (A&E Home Video).
The List (2007) Malcolm McDowell, Chuck Carrington, Hilarie Burton, Will Patton. A young man finds that his family inheritance has been bequeathed to a secret society, a treacherous blood covenant that guards a vast fortune and a dark prophecy. Extras: Commentary by writer-director-producer Gary Wheeler and actress Hilarie Burton, "The Power of Prayer featurette," deleted scenes. (Fox).
Making of (2007 -- Tunisa) Lotfi Abdelli, Afef Ben Mahmoud, Fatima Ben Saidane. A Tunisian breakdancer falls in with fundamentalists with designs to turn the young man into a suicide bomber. (Koch Lorber Films).
The Odd Couple: The Fourth Season (1973-74) Four-disc set with 22 episodes, $42.99. (Paramount).
The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana, Kristin Scott Thomas, Mark Rylance, David Morrissey. Extras: Deleted and extended scenes, "To Be a Lady" featurette on the life of a lady and court etiquette in the 16th Century England, "Translating History to the Screen" featurette, "Members of the Court Biographies," camera tests. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).
Otis (2008) Daniel Stern, Illeana Douglas, Kevin Pollack, Jere Burns, Tarah Paige, Lawrence Hilton-Jacob, Jamie McBride, K.T. Thangavelu, Gary Kraus, Angelo Custino. Black comedy chronicles an all-American family's collision with the dark world of a serial killer, vigilantism and revenge. Scored throughout with classic rock tunes from Blue Oyster Cult, Talking Heads, B-52's, Quiet Riot, Flock of Seaguls, Devo, Paul Revere and the Raiders and The Shocking Blue. The fourth feature under Warners' "Raw Feed" production banner for edgy horror, sci fi and psychological thrillers. Extras: Commentary by director Tony Krantz and writer Erik Jendresen, "The Twisted World of Otis" featurette, "Suite 16" home movie of Otis' fantasies made by Otis himself, alternate ending which gives a starkly different tone and finality to the film. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).
Out of the Blue (2006) Matthew Sutherland, Karl urban, Lois Lawn, Simon Ferry. Based on the Aramoana (New Zealand) Massacre that occurred in November 1990. Resident David Gray, an unemployed gun collector, went on a rampage in which 13 people were shot dead, before Gray himself was shot by police. Extras: Commentary by director Robert Sarkies and Bill O'Brien, author of "Aramoana: Twenty Two Hours of Terror"; three featurettes: "The Making of Out of the Blue," "Out of the Blue: The Tragedy" and "Honoring Aramoana"; photo gallery; actors' auditions & recollections. (Genius Products).
The Planet (2006) Mike Mitchell, Patrick Wight, Scott Ironside, Shawn Paul Hastings. A group of mercenaries are forced to evacuate their dying spacecraft and find themselves stranded on a desolate, barren world, where they begin to fall prey to a malevolent force -- a force that turns the souls of their fallen comrades against them. (MTI Home Video).
Razor Eaters (2003) Paul Moder, Richard Cawthorne, Teague Rook. In a week-long anarchistic rampage of violence, death, and destruction, the Razor Eaters take suburbia prisoner, gaining a cult following by taping their attacks on all who deserve punishment: corrupt politicians, arrogant sports stars, filthy drug dealers and more. Extras: Deleted and extended scenes, a video diary, music video "Razor Blade" by Murderdrive, "Look FX" behind-the-scenes look at pyrotechnics and ballistics techniques. (Echo Bridge Home Entertainment).
The Rock: The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment (2008) Three-disc set packed with hours of The Rock's greatest matches. Extras: Humorous interviews and vignettes, $34.95. (World Wrestling Entertainment/Genius Products).
7th heaven: The Sixth Season (2001-02) Six-disc set with 22 episodes, $49.99. (Paramount).
Shark Swarm (2008) Daryl Hannah, Armand Assante, John Schneider, Heather McComb, F. Murray Abraham. Telefilm about 40 mutant sharks attacking the people of Full Moon Bay. (Genius Products).
Sidekick (2005) David Ingram, Perry Mucci, Mackenzie Lush, Daniel Baldwin. A mild-mannered computer nerd discovers that a co-worker has telekinetic powers and decides to train him to be a superhero so he can be his faithful sidekick. Extras: Commentary, deleted scenes, outtakes, interviews. (Warner).
Soap: The Complete Series Twelve-disc set with 90 episodes, $59.95. (Sony).
Sommer '04 (2006 -- Germany) Peter Davor, Martina Gedeck, Lucas Kotaranin, Svea Lohde. A sensuous teenage girl upsets the existence of a middle-class perfect family on a summer vacation. (Koch Lorber Films).
What's Happening!!: The Complete Series Nine-disc set with 65 episodes, $59.95. (Sony).
When the Moors Ruled in Europe Fascinating two-part documentary covering the 700-year history of Islamic rule on the Iberian Peninsula, $24.99. (Acorn Media).
Wieners (2008) Kenan Thompson, Zachary Levi, Fran Kranz, Darrell Hammond. When a young guy is publicly humiliated on national television by popular talk show host "Dr. Dwayne," he falls into a serious funk until his friends force him to join them on a cross-country road trip in a home-made wiener-mobile to smack down the Dr. (Sony).

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June 17

Be Kind Rewind (2008) Jack Black, Mos Def, Danny Glover, Mia Farrow, Melonie Diaz, Arjay Smith, Paul Dinello, Marcus Carl Franklin, P.J. Byrne, Chandler Parker. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette. Also available on Blu-ray Disc.(Warner).
Blood +: Volume Two Five episodes of the Adult Swim animated series, $24.96. (Sony).
Burn Notice: Season One Four-disc set with 11 episodes, $69.98. Extras: Commentary, gag reels, audition footage, characters montage, "Girls Gone Burn Notice" montage, action scenes montage. (Fox).
Californication Two-disc set with 12 episodes, $42.99. (Paramount).
Carmen Miranda Collection photo Five-disc set with five films starring the "Brazilian Bombshell"; $49.98 or $14.98 each. (Fox).
  • The Gang's All Here (1943) Dir.: Busby Berkeley; Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda, Benny Goodman. Fully remastered. Extras: Commentary by film professor Drew Casper, "Busby Berkeley: A Journey With a Star" featurette, deleted scene: The $64 Question, "Alice Faye's Last Film: We Are Still Here!" the Phil Harris - Alice Faye original radio broadcasts: "A Movie For Alice" (November 11, 1946) and "Phil Harris - Movie Star" (April 24, 1949), original theatrical trailer, photo galleries.
  • Doll Face (1947) Vivian Blaine, Dennis O'Keefe, Perry Como, Carmen Miranda. Extras: Isolated score track, deleted scene, original theatrical trailer, photo galleries.
  • Greenwich Village (1944) Carmen Miranda, Don Ameche, William Bendix, Vivian Blaine. Extras: Photo Galleries including advertising collateral, behind-the-scenes, portraits, more
  • If I'm Lucky (1946) Vivian Blaine, Perry Como, Harry James, Carmen Miranda, Phil Silvers, Edgar Buchanan. Extras: Isolated score track, xcerpts from "Singing With the Stars" featuring Carmen Miranda, original theatrical trailer, photo galleries including advertising collateral, behind-the-scenes, portraits, more.
  • Something For the Boys (1944) Carmen Miranda, Michael O'Shea, Vivian Blaine, Phil Silvers, Perry Como. Extras: "Carmen Miranda: That Girl From Rio" documentary, photo galleries.
Chaos Theory (2008) Ryan Reynolds, Emily Mortimer, Stuart Townsend. Frank Allen (Ryan Reynolds), celebrated author of the bestseller "The Five Minute Efficiency Trainer" has perfected the art of living via a foolproof system of timetables and index cards. In fact, his daily "to do" lists are legendary. A man known for playing it safe, Frank doesn't believe in spontaneity. Frank's wife, Susan (Emily Mortimer), and seven-year-old daughter, Jesse (Matreya Fedor), find his obsession charming in small doses, but as a steady diet, frustrating. One morning, Susan attempts to loosen her husband's scheduling stranglehold by adding 10 minutes to his day. But, by setting the clock backward instead of forward, she inadvertently unleashes a series of mishaps that turn his meticulously ordered life upside down. Extras: Additional scenes. (Warner).
Classe Tous Risques (1960 -- French) Dir.: Claude Sautet; Lino Ventura, Jean-Paul Belmondo. Music by Georges Delerue. New, restored high-definition digital transfer. Extras: Excerpts from "Claude Sautet ou La magie invisible," a documentary on the director by writers N.T. Binh and Dominique Rabourdin; archival interview footage featuring actor Lino Ventura discussing his career; original French and U.S. release trailers; new essays by director Bertrand Tavernier and critic N. T. Binh, a reprinted interview with Sautet, and a tribute by Jean-Pierre Melville. (The Criterion Collection).
Cut Off (2005) Amanda Brooks, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Malcolm McDowell, Faye Dunaway, Anne Archer. Abruptly ejected from her ritzy lifestyle by her billionaire father, a spoiled heiress resorts to desperate measures to survive: she joins with her loser boyfriend to embark on a modern-day Bonnie & Clyde heist, only to botch the robbery attempt. (Union Station Media/Anchor Bay Entertainment).
Dynasty: Season Three, Volume One Three-disc set with 12 episodes, $36.99. (Paramount).
ER: The Complete Ninth Season Six-disc set with 22 episodes, $49.98. Extras: Gag reel, deleted scene. (Warner).
Fool's Gold (2008) Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson, Donald Sutherland, Ewen Bremner, Alexis Dziena, Kevin Hart, Ray Winstone. Extras: Featurette, gag reel. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).
Inspector Gadget: Big Little Problems Two episodes from the popular 1980s animated television series: "Gadget In Minimadness" and "The Incredible Shrinking Gadget,"$14.98. (Fox).
It's a Boy Girl Thing (2006) Samaire Armstrong, Kevin Zegers, Sherry Miller, Sharon Osbourne, Maury Chaykin. Romantic comedy about two high school enemies -- a boy and a girl -- who switch bodies so that she's on the football team and he's wearing mini skirts and make-up. Extras: "Are You More Boy or Girl? Quiz," "A History of the Aztec Statue" featurette, behind-the scenes featurette, interviews. (Anchor Bay).
Jericho: The Second Season Two-disc set with the final seven episodes, $29.99. Extras: Series finale with alternative ending, deleted scenes, audio commentaries, two exclusive behind-the-scenes featurettes: "Nut Job" and "Rebuilding Jericho." (Paramount).
Joy Division (2008) Retrospective documentary on the influential 1970s English rock band directed by music video veteran Grant Gee. Chronicles the band's progression as well as social and external conditions that influenced them. Blends archival footage with interviews with band member interviews. Extras: "Transmission" music video, deleted/extended interviews. (Weinstein Co./Genius Products).
The Jungle Book 2: Special Edition (2003) Voices of John Goodman, Haley Joel Osment, John Rhys-Davies, Phil Collins. $29.99. Extras: New adventure game, deleted scenes, music videos, behind-the-scenes featurettes. (Disney).
Just Add Water (2007) Dylan Walsh, Jonah Hill, Justin Long, Danny DeVito, Tracy Middendorf, Anika Noni Rose. Offbeat comedy about a mild-mannered parking-lot attendant and his motley crew of friends who beat the odds, taking back control of their dead-end desert town from local thugs. (Sony).
Meerkat Manor: The Story Begins (2008) Feature-length sequel to the "Meerkat Manor" series, narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, $19.97. (Animal Planet/Genius Products).
Meerkat Manor: Season Three Two-disc set with 13 episodes, $24.95. (Animal Planet/Genius Products).
My Mom's New Boyfriend (2008) Antonio Banderas, Meg Ryan, Colin Hanks, Selma Blair. A young federal agent is assigned to a new case: spy on his mother and her new lover, both suspects in an art theft ring.Extras: Deleted scenes, "The Third Degree: The Making of My Mom's New Boyfriend" featurette. (Sony).
Popeye the Sailor 1938-1940 Volume Two Two-disc set with 31 remastered, uncut "Popeye" shorts, $34.98. Extras: Commentaries, "Popeye Popumentaries" featurettes, "Out of the Inkwell: The Fleischer Story" documentary, vintage audio recordings, more. (Warner).
Popeye & Friends, Volume 1 Eight cartoons, $14.97. (Warner).
Quarter Life Crisis (2006) Russell Peters, Maulik Pancholy, Lisa Ray. Romantic comedy follows a group of twentysomethings as they take on the New York singles scene. (Echo Bridge Home Entertainment).
Rails & Ties (2005) Dir.: Alison Eastwood; Kevin Bacon, Marcia Gay Harden. On a beautiful stretch of California coastline, a suicidal mother parks her car on a railroad crossing and awaits the arrival of a speeding train, the sleek and unstoppable Coastal Starlight. Thus begins the story of two families in physical, emotional and psychological collision -- of the victim's relatives and of the train engineer who couldn't possibly have stopped in time. (Warner).
The Real McCoys: Complete Season 3 Five-disc set with 39 episodes, $39.98. (Infinity Entertainment Group).
The Restless (2006 -- South Korea) Jun-ho Heo, Woo-sung Jung. Asian fantasy actioner about good vs. evil in a medieval world were dead souls rest before being reincarnated. (Genius Products).
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: The Fourth Season Three-disc set with 22 episodes, $42.99. (Paramount).
The Sitter (aka While the Children Sleep) (2007 -- TV) Gail O'Grady, William R. Moses, Mariana Klaveno. A prosperous couple's search for the perfect live-in nanny ends when they hire sweet Abby Reed. But no sooner does she arrive than she begins to arouse suspicion among friends and neighbors who, one by one, start dying. (Genius Products).
So I Married an Axe Murderer Special Edition (1993) Mike Myers, Nancy Travis, Anthony LaPaglia, Amanda Plummer, Brenda Fricker. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody: Lip Synchin' in the Rain Four episodes from the Disney Channel show, $19.99. Extras: Backstage featurette, gag reel. (Disney).
The Sword in the Stone: 45th Anniversary Edition (1963) Voices of Norman Alden, Sebastian Cabot. $29.99. (Disney).
Transformers Animated: Transform & Roll Out (2008) Cartoon Network adventure, $16.99. (Paramount).
Under The Same Moon (La Misma Luna) (2008) Adrian Alonso, Kate del Castillo, Eugenio Derbez, Jesse Garcia, Carmen Salinas, America Ferrara. Extras: "The Murals of "Under the Same Moon" featurette, "The Making of La Misma Luna." (Fox).
Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins (2008) Martin Lawrence, Margaret Avery, Joy Bryant, Louis C.K., Michael Clarke Duncan, Mike Epps, Mo'Nique, Nicole Ari Parke, Cedric the Entertainer, James Earl Jones. Extras: Commentary by director Malcolm D. Lee; outtakes and deleted/extended scenes, including an alternate opening; "Bringing the Family Together" featurette; "On Location -- Getting Down and Dirty"; "Going Home -- Real Stories of the Cast"; Joe "We're Family" music video. (Universal).

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Before the Rain (1994 -- Macedonian) Dir.: Milcho Manchevski; Katrin Cartlidge, Gregoire Colin, Rade Serbedzija. New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Milcho Manchevski. Extras: Commentary featuring Manchevski and film scholar Annette Insdorf; new video interview with actor Rade Serbedzija, Manchevski's award-winning music video for Arrested Development's "Tennessee," stills galleries of Manchevski's photographs and on-set shots, new essay by film scholar Ian Christie, more. (The Criterion Collection).
Belle Toujours (2006) Michel Piccoli, Bulle Ogier. In this homage to Luis Bunuel and Jean-Claude Carriere, Manoel de Oliveira reunites the leading characters from the 1967 classic "Belle de jour." Picking up from where Bunuel's erotic masterpiece left off, Piccoli returns as Henri Husson, older and wiser, but still every bit the sadist libertine who in the original both lusted after and callously taunted Catherine Deneuve's Severine (now played by Ogier) to the very end. (New Yorker Video).
The Big Easy: The Complete First Season Four-disc set with 22 episodes, $39.98. (MPI Home Video).
Birth of a Civilization National Geographic Channel epic account of the first 8,000 years of our civilization, from humankind's emergence on the planet through the continued quest to dominate the world; $19.98. (Warner).
Bonneville (2008) Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Joan Allen, Tom Skerritt, Christine Baranski. The lives and friendships of three best friends are tried and tested as they take a cross-country road trip. After losing her husband, a widow persuades two friends to tag along as she sets off to California in a vintage '66 Bonneville convertible to deliver her late-husband's ashes to her resentful stepdaughter. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette, alternate and deleted scenes, gag reels. (Fox).
Charlie Bartlett (2007) Anton Yelchin, Robert Downey Jr., Hope Davis, Tyler Hilton, Jake Epstein, Lauren Collins, Dylan Taylor, Mark Rendall, Kat Dennings, Derek McGrath. Extras: Commentary by director Jon Poll and writer Gustin Nash; commentary by Poll and editor Alan Baumgarten; commentary by Poll, actors Anton Yelchin and Kat Dennings; "Restroom Confessionals," Spiral Beach "Voodoo" music video; deleted scenes; featurettes. (MGM/Fox).
Dark Heart (2006) Greg Joelson, Darcy Halsey, Brian Howe, William Dennis Hurley, Huntley Ritter. Upon returning home as a hero from the Iraq War, Special Forces Agent Matt Taylor is thrown into another battle in his once quiet hometown where, as in Iraq, you don't know who are friends and who are enemies. (MTI Home Video).
Definitely, Maybe (2008) Ryan Reynolds, Isla Fisher, Derek Luke, Abigail Breslin, Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz. Extras: Commentary by director Adam Brooks and Ryan Reynolds, deleted scenes, "Creating a Romance" featurette, "The Changing Times of Defintely, Maybe" featurette. (Universal).
Don't Call Me Bugsy Documentary about the gangster who founded Las Vegas; $14.98. (MPI Home Video).
Early Edition: The First Season Six-disc set with 23 episodes, $46.99. (Paramount).
Elmo's World: Summer Vacation (2008) Elmo takes toddlers to the beach to learn about sunblock, sand and cameras. Three episodes, $12.93. (Sesame Workshop/Genius Products).
Finishing the Game (2007) James Franco, Dustin Nguyen, Roger Fan, Sung Kang, McCaleb Burnett. Mockumentary-style comedy. The unexpected death of Bruce Lee came at the zenith of his popularity. Having already shot scenes for his upcoming movie "Game of Death," studio heads decided to complete the film by launching a search for his replacement, attracting hopefuls from around the world. This film re-imagines that audition process and pokes fun at Hollywood, martial arts and Asian stereotypes in the process. Extras: Commentary by co-writer/director Justin Lin, co-writer Josh Diamond and composer Brian Tyler; "On Set Mayhem" featurette; deleted scenes; "Satisfaction" music video by Far*East Movement. (Genius Products).
The Free Will (2006 -- Germany) Jurgen Vogel, Sabine Timoteo. Disturbing drama about a convicted sexual predator who has just been released from psychiatric detention. His fear of women stirs a profound, unfulfilled longing within him, making his reintegration into society an unbearable ordeal. Can hope exist in his budding relationship with Nettie, herself a victim of abuse, as they embark on a journey to the limits of free will? Silver Bear Winner at the 2006 Berlin Film Festival. Extras: Commentary with director Matthias Glasner and co-writer-star Jurgen Vogel (English subtitled), all new critical essay by "Time Out New York" film critic David Fear. (Benten Films: www.bentenfilms.com).
The Furies (1950) Dir.: Anthony Mann; Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Huston, Judith Anderson, Wendell Corey, Gilbert Roland. New, restored high-definition digital transfer. Extras: Commentary featuring film historian Jim Kitses; rare, 1931 on-camera interview with Walter Huston, made for the movie theater series "Intimate Interviews"; new video interview with Nina Mann, daughter of director Anthony Mann; stills gallery of rare behind-the-scenes photos; booklet featuring a new essay by critic Robin Wood, a 1957 Cahiers du cinema interview with Mann, and a new printing of Niven Busch's original novel. (The Criterion Collection).
Futurama: The Beast With a Billion Backs (2008) In their latest extraterrestrial exploits, Bender, Fry, Leela and crew encounter a repulsive, planet-sized creature with billions of probing tentacles ... and soon find themselves involved in a disturbing -- yet sensuous -- interplanetary love story; $29.98. Extras: Commentary, featurettes, animatics, deleted scenes, more. (Fox).
The Hammer (2008) Adam Carolla. Comedy about a middle-aged boxing instructor and carpenter who loses his job and gets another chance at his dream -- he's invited to try out for the U.S. Olympic Boxing team. Extras: Deleted scenes, outtakes, commentaries, conversation with Carolla. (The Weinstein Co./Genius Products).
Homemade Hillbilly Jam (2007) Enjoyable documentary captures the rich and wonderful sounds of Ozark "hillbilly" music by following three families of modern-day hillbillies back to the roots of their music-making heritage, $24.95. (First Run Features).
In Bruges (2008) Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Clemence Posey, Ralph Fiennes. Extras: Deleted scenes, gag reel, "When in Bruges" behind-the-scenes featurette, "Strange Bruges" featurette, "A Boat Trip Around Bruges," "F*cking Br*ges" featurette. (Universal).
Journey to 10,000 B.C. (2008) History Channel documentary using computer animation to explore the world where giant ground sloths and saber-toothed cats roamed;timed for the DVD release of "10,000 B.C."; $19.95. (A&E Home Video).
The Lodge (2008) Elizabeth Kell, Mandi Kreisher, Kevin McClatchy, Owen Szabo. A young couple's weekend getaway at a secluded mountain ranch becomes an unfathomable nightmare when they discover the truth about the caretaker. (Monarch Home Video).
The Mouse and the Motorcycle (2008) Beverly Cleary's award-winning tale of Ralph S. Mouse and his adventures with a toy motorcycle gets the acclaimed Scholastic animated treatment; also includes an adaptation of Munro Leaf's "Wee Gillis"; $14.95. Extras: Read-along function. (Scholastic Storybook Treasures).
My Boys: The Complete First Season Three-disc set with 22 episodes, $39.98. Extras: "Life in the Press Box" behind-the-scenes featurette, "PJ's Rules for Sports and Dating" featurette, "No Crying in Baseball" outtakes and bloopers, "Favorites in Sports" montage of sports from the show featurette, sports quiz with cast and crew, "Riding the Pine" deleted scenes, minisodes. (Sony).
Persepolis (2008 -- French) Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Simon Abkarian, Gabrielle Lopes. Extras: English Language version of the film featuring the voices of Chiara Mastroianni, Sean Penn, Catherine Deneuve, Gena Rowlands and Iggy Pop; "The Hidden Side of Persepolis" making of the French version featurette; "Behind the Scenes of Persepolis" recording the English version featurette; commentary by directors Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud and actress Chiara Mastoianni on select scenes; animated scene comparisons; 2007 Festival des Cannes press conference Q&A with cast and crew. (Sony).
The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, Set 3 Three-disc set with five episodes of mysteries based on the fiction of best-selling crime-writer Ruth Rendell, $49.99. (Acorn Media).
Simon: King of the Witches (1971) A professional warlock summons evil forces to thwart his enemies. (Dark Sky Films/MPI Home Video).
The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008) Freddie Highmore, Mary-Louise Parker, Nick Nolte, Joan Plowright, David Strathairn, Seth Rogen, Martin Short. Available in a single-disc and two-disc special edition (with extras). Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette, "The Magic of Spiderwick" featurette, "Spiderwick: It's All True" featurette, deleted scenes, peek inside "Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide." Also available on Blu-ray Disc.(Paramount).
The Tattooist (2007) Jason Behr, Mia Blake, David Fane. A tattooist unwittingly unleashes a deadly spirit through an ancient Samoan tattoo tool that marks him for death. Extras: Commentary by director Peter Burger and Jason Behr, deleted scenes, featurettes: "The Tattooist: Behind the Scenes," "Behind the Tattoo Designs," "The Colors of The Tattooist," "Real Life Samoan Tattoo," "Becoming a Chief," digital copy of the film. (Sony).
Telling Lies (2006) Melanie Brown, Jason Flemyng, Kelly Stables. Psychological thriller about a seemingly innocent co-ed under suspicion for murder who tries to convince the authorities and her father that she's not guilty. (Echo Bridge Home Entertainment).
10,000 B.C. (2008) Dir.: Roland Emmerich; Steven Strait, Camilla Belle, Cliff Curtis, Omar Sharif, Reece Ritchie, Suri van Sornsen. Extras: Alternate ending, additional scenes. Available on Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).
The Vice: Season Two Three-disc set with eight episodes of the hard-hitting British TV series set in the vice unit of London's Metropolitan Police; aired on BBC America, $49.98. (MPI Home Video).
Where Is Jimmy Hoffa? Documentary explores the life and disappearance of Teamsters Union's Hoffa; $14.98. (MPI Home Video).
Wide Sargasso Sea (2006) New U.K. production of Jean Rhys' novel, dubbed a prequel to "Jane Eyre," which imagines how Mr. Rochester met and married his first wife and how she wound up as the madwoman in the attic. Stars Rafe Spall and Rebecca Hall. $24.99. (Acorn Media).
The Wig (2005 -- South Korea) Min-seo Chae. A wig given to a cancer patient who lost her hair during chemotherapy turns out to harbor evil spirits. (Genius Products).
Xanadu - Magical Music Edition (1980) Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly. Remastered with 5.1 soundtrack. Extras: Photo gallery, bonus music CD with the complete soundtrack. (Universal).

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