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December 14, 2010 - Our newest review looks at Salt. This big-budget action movie stars Angelina Jolie as an American CIA agent who might be a highly-trained Russian spy. She avoids fellow agents (Liev Schreiber and Chiwetel Ejiofor) as they try and figure out her motives.
Hitting stores next week, Sony's Deluxe Unrated Edition delivers three distinct cuts of the film, with similar runtimes but significantly varying middles and ends. The DVD also includes an audio commentary and radio interview with director Phillip Noyce (Clear and Present Danger) and featurettes on the leading lady and her changing looks in the film. Full review.

Today's new releases include Micmacs, a French comedy from Amιlie director Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Other titles now available which we will soon be reviewing are Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg's buddy cop comedy The Other Guys, Universal's blockbuster animated comedy Despicable Me, the '80s TV-turned-film The A-Team, and the John C. Reilly-Jonah Hill indie comedy Cyrus. For more on these and other debuts, check our schedule for December 14th.

December 12, 2010 - And Soon the Darkness remakes the 1970 British horror film of the same name. On vacation in Argentina, two young American women (Amber Heard and Odette Yustman) get separated and one is feared missing. Star Trek's Karl Urban co-stars. After a one-theater run in Hollywood beginning this Friday, this film comes to DVD and Blu-ray at the end of the month from Anchor Bay, who has included deleted scenes, an audio commentary, a video diary, and the trailer. Read the review.

We've just launched a new Disney Documentaries DVD Giveaway. For your chance to win Waking Sleeping Beauty,
Walt & El Grupo, and The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story, look no further than right here. Just do it quickly; entries must be received by Thursday night.

Micmacs, director Jean-Pierre Jeunet's first comedy since Amιlie, teams a man with a bullet in his head (Dany Boon) with a group of eccentric scrap refashioners against the two corrupt arms manufacturing executives behind his harm. Available Tuesday, Sony's DVD includes a Jeunet audio commentary, a thorough making-of documentary, animation deconstructions, and a Q & A session. Read on...

December 10, 2010 - Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz reunite in Knight and Day, the big budget action comedy romance covered in our latest review. Cruise plays a federal agent whose extreme measures to protect a valuable energy source intrude ordinary woman Diaz's life. The film is directed by 3:10 to Yuma's James Mangold. Now available, Fox's Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy combo includes a making-of featurette, a piece on The Black Eyed Peas' theme tune, viral videos, the trailer, and a handful of Blu-ray exclusives. Read our full review.

Disney has announced that the High School Musical spin-off Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure will go straight to DVD and Blu-ray on April 19th. The movie, which sends Ashley Tisdale's character to New York, will be joined by bloopers, actor Austin Butler's "Austin Cam", and the featurette "Evolution of Sharpay." It will be available as a single-disc DVD ($29.99 SRP), a Blu-ray + DVD combo ($39.99 SRP), and a Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy combo with a limited edition pink clutch ($49.99 SRP). Cover art and combo contents here.

Going the Distance Blu-ray & DVD Review

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December 9, 2010 - The romantic comedy Going the Distance stars Drew Barrymore and Justin Long as a couple trying to make a relationship work with her in California and him in New York. Christina Applegate, Charlie Day ("It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia") and Jason Sudeikis ("Saturday Night Live") co-star in this first narrative film from documentarian Nanette Burstein (American Teen). Now available, New Line's Blu-ray + DVD combo pack includes deleted scenes, an audio commentary, a music video by The Boxer Rebellion, alternate takes, a number of cast featurettes, and a digital copy on the DVD. Go the distance in our review.

We've just posted Disney's official press release for Bambi, third in their line of animated Diamond Edition Blu-ray + DVD Combos. Though just a single disc, the Blu-ray will wield a number of new and vintage bonus features while also introducing Disney's "Second Screen App" for those who like to watch their movies with a computer in hand. The new 2-disc DVD will follow the March 1 Blu-ray debut on April 19th, just over six years since the film's DVD debut. Full announcement.

The seventh and perhaps last single-disc release of Disney Channel's top-rated series gets reviewed in "Hannah Montana Forever": Who is Hannah Montana?. This over 3-hour compilation serves up the series' first two episodes, an hour and a half of shows from the retitled, nicer-looking final season, a Jake Ryan two-parter, and a Season 3 episode. The DVD includes an Ashley Tisdale-hosted preview of the High School Musical spin-off movie Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure. Read the full review.

Walt & El Grupo DVD Review Flipped Blu-ray & DVD Review

December 8, 2010 - Our coverage of last week's DVD debuts of recent Disney documentaries concludes with a look at Walt & El Grupo. Written and directed by Theodore Thomas (maker of Frank and Ollie and son of Disney animator Frank Thomas), this feature film recalls the goodwill trip that Walt Disney and sixteen staff members made to South America in the fall of 1941. Revisiting locales, reading employee letters, and gathering new thoughts from both side of the Equator on the US government-backed visit, this film is joined by the complete original uncut Saludos Amigos (one of two animated Disney films born out of the 3-month excursion) along with the Latin American movies' trailers, deleted scenes, an audio commentary, a featurette, and an in-case timeline. Read on...

Those of you who have enjoyed our coverage of the documentaries may wish to keep your eyes open for a forthcoming giveaway opportunity!

The fifteenth film directed by Rob Reiner, Flipped tells the story of two 7th graders (Madeline Carroll, Callan McAuliffe) who straddle a line between friendship and romance in 1963. This family dramedy also features John Mahoney, Anthony Edwards, Rebecca De Mornay, Penelope Ann Miller, and Aidan Quinn. Our review covers Warner's Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy combo, which includes four short featurettes only on the Blu-ray disc. Full review.

December 6, 2010 - Loosely inspired by Mickey Mouse's Fantasia segment, Goethe's ballad, and Dukas' symphony, Disney's 2010 fantasy adventure The Sorcerer's Apprentice tells the story of a contemporary college student (Jay Baruchel) who may be the one ancient wizard Balthazar (Nicolas Cage) has been looking for to defeat the evil Merlin-slayer Morgana. Alfred Molina and Teresa Palmer co-star in this big budget Jerry Bruckheimer-produced, Jon Turteltaub-directed film. Now available, Disney's Blu-ray + DVD Combo keeps almost all the bonus features exclusive to the Blu-ray disc. Read our full review and, if you haven't already, check out our interview with the director.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice Blu-ray & DVD Review The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story DVD Review

We've just posted a Knight and Day giveaway. The Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz action comedy romance can be yours on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack. There are three easy ways and just four days left to enter. Full details.

After weeks of heavy lifting, we've got a light week on our hands. We might be reviewing just one of this week's new releases. At least it is one of the most important: Harpoon: Whale Watching Massacre (Unrated). This Icelandic thriller follows a group of world sightseers as they are rescued by a psychotic pro-whaling family and forced to fight for their survival. Image Entertainment's DVD includes a trailer and a making-of featurette that primarily interviews Gunnar Hansen, the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre's Leatherface, who appears briefly as the whale watching boat captain. Read on...

And we're not going easy... look for two exciting giveaways and up to eight additional new reviews of recent and upcoming releases coming your way this week! Check back often.

December 4, 2010 - The documentary The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story looks at the lives and careers of Richard and Robert Sherman, the siblings who wrote the music and lyrics for Disney films like Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, The Parent Trap, and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Boasting interviews with 40 relevant subjects (among them, Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Debbie Reynolds, and Ben Stiller), this feature film directed and produced by one of each musician's sons celebrates their contributions to family entertainment and explores the tension that has kept them largely estranged for decades. Now available, Disney's DVD includes several bonus featurettes (including one on the pair's theme park songs) plus a Sherman Brothers Jukebox. Full review...

Kelvin Cedeno brings us a review of Avatar: Extended Collector's Edition. James Cameron's record-smashing epic fantasy returns in a 3-disc set containing three different cuts of the movie, over an hour of additional deleted scenes, and a feature-length making-of documentary. Get the scoop on what's new in Fox's recent release right here.

December 2, 2010 - There are just over 24 hours until Americans can own The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, but you can read our review of the Two-Disc Special Edition DVD right now. The third film in the blockbuster series adapted from Stephenie Meyer's novels, Eclipse develops the love triangle involving angsty Washington teen Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), broody immortal vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), and oft-shirtless Native American werewolf Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). In addition, vampires and werewolves form an alliance to deal with the threat of an army of powerful "newborn" vampires. Extras on Summit's set include 6 making-of featurettes (or 1 giant documentary, if you prefer), audio commentaries by the stars and creators, deleted and extended scenes, all-Jacob and all-Edward versions of the movie, a photo gallery, and music videos by Muse and Metric. Full review...

12 Men of Christmas DVD Review 16 Wishes DVD Review

December 1, 2010 - Numerical TV Movies Week continues with our review of 12 Men of Christmas. This not quite holiday Lifetime production stars Emmy and Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth as a New York publicist who relocates to small-town Montana, where she decides a calendar featuring male Search and Rescue volunteers (including "Cougar Town"'s Josh Hopkins) is the answer to the department's financial needs. Now available, Fox's DVD includes a DVD-ROM application enabling to create and customize your own shirtless man calendar forimages/m-p/nov10-rev-10f.jpg any month from now through 2020. More...

Disney has announced its "Disappearing Classics" for early 2011. The studio will be discontinuing its 2009 releases of Pinocchio and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, as well as this week's Fantasia & Fantasia 2000 2 Movie Collection. Rather than the usual end-of-January, the DVDs and Blu-rays of these three vintage Walt will be officially halted March 15, though you should still be able to find them in stores for a while after that.

November 30, 2010 - 16 Wishes stars "Suite Life on Deck"'s Debby Ryan as Abby, a teenager who's long been anticipating her 16th birthday. It arrives in magical fashion, with a box of enchanted candles realizing one of her childhood wishes every hour. Jean-Luc Bilodeau ("Kyle XY") co-stars in this Disney Channel movie not quite made by Disney. Now available, Image Entertainment's DVD includes Ryan's "A Wish Comes True Everyday" music video, interviews with the stars, and a bag of 16 Bandz inspired by the movie. See if your wish comes true when you check out our review.

Waking Sleeping Beauty DVD Review Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Review

Our newest DVD review looks at Waking Sleeping Beauty, a documentary on the exciting boom Disney animation experienced in the 1980s and 1990s. It's directed by Don Hahn, who was a key part of that creative period as the producer of Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King. The 86-minute feature sets new recollections from the likes of Michael Eisner, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and the late Roy Disney to archival footage from the celebrated era. It's available today with an audio commentary by Hahn and co-producer Peter Schneider, deleted scenes prominently featuring lyricist Howard Ashman, longer looks at Randy Cartwright and John Lasseter's studio home movies, three featurettes, and a collectible lithograph. Full review.

Waking Sleeping Beauty is one of three recent Disney documentaries released today that we'll be looking at; the others are The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story on the influential songwriting siblings and Walt & El Grupo on the studio's South American years. Also released today and destined to be reviewed: the Tom Cruise/Cameron Diaz action-rom-com Knight and Day, Fantasia and Fantasia 2000: 2 Movie Collection Blu-ray + DVD, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Drew Barrymore and Justin Long's romantic comedy Going the Distance, and Sid & Marty Krofft's Saturday Morning Hits (with episodes of their most popular trippy '70s TV fantasies). Find out more on these and other debuts on our updated schedule.

November 29, 2010 - Our reviews resume with a detailed critique of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, which Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright adapts from Bryan Lee O'Malley's comic book series. Michael Cera plays the title role of a 22-year-old Toronto bass player, who finds himself in two romantic relationships, one of which requires him to fight and defeat seven evil exes in battles inspired by video games. Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jason Schwartzman, Chris Evans, Kieran Culkin, and Brandon Routh portray some of the film's many colorful personalities. The acclaimed but unprofitable comedy is joined by a bounty of bonus features in Universal's Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy combo, among them four audio commentaries, deleted scenes, bloopers, galleries, documentaries, featurettes, music videos, blogs, and a free movie stream. Read our full review, which includes an ordered list of featured songs with previews.

If you decided to sleep in on Black Friday, you'll be pleased to find that Cyber Monday deals abound at Amazon.com today, with movies and TV seasons as low as $10. Shop and save.

November 26, 2010 - November may almost be done, but we've just promoted the schedule and updated December and January 2011's planned DVD and Blu-ray releases as well. Check them out!

November 24, 2010 - On this night before Thanksgiving, we look at 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, Rankin-Bass's traditionally animated 1974 television special based on the famous poem that Clement Moore may or may not have written. The program centers on a town on Santa's naughty list, focusing on the clockmaker and his mouse apprentice. Warner's recent Remastered Deluxe Edition adds a new featurette on global holiday traditions to the half-hour feature presentation. Full review.

Today's Black Friday Week DVD and Blu-ray Deals at Amazon.com include Slumdog Millionaire, Taken, and The Hangover for $5 or less, season sets of "The Simpsons" for under $13, and new offers added every few hours.

Eat Pray Love turns Elizabeth Gilbert's bestselling memoir into a comeback vehicle for Julia Roberts. As the freshly-divorced travel author, Roberts takes to Italy, India, and Indonesia to perform the titular activities while living life fully. James Franco, Richard Jenkins, Viola Davis, and Javier Bardem co-star. Now available, Sony's DVD presents the film in both its PG-13 theatrical version and an extended director's cut, along with a featurette interviewing the film's writer/director Ryan Murphy (one of the creators of "Glee"). Read our full review, which includes film and bonus feature video clips and a featured song list with MP3 previews.

November 23, 2010 - Today's new releases include Julia Roberts' globe-trotting dramedy Eat Pray Love, Disney's Christmas musical The Search for Santa Paws, and the kidnapping thriller The Disappearance of Alice Creed. For information on more of today's new DVDs and Blu-rays, check our schedule.

The Search for Santa Paws Blu-ray + DVD Review The Sound of Music: 45th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray + DVD Review Ramona and Beezus Blu-ray & DVD Review

November 21, 2010 - A Buddyless prequel to last year's Santa Buddies, The Search for Santa Paws tells the story of mistreated orphan girls, Santa Claus working in New York, an L.A. couple inheriting a toy shop, and, yes, even some talking dogs. Debuting this week, this musical drama is joined by deleted scenes, sing-along subtitles, a virtual pop-up book read by the Buddies, and Debby Ryan's "Deck the Halls" music video. You can watch that video and clips from the film as part of our review.

November 20, 2010 - The British suspense thriller The Disappearance of Alice Creed gets mileage out of a kidnapping plot with just three actors and one primary location. Prince of Persia's Gemma Arterton, Sherlock Holmes' Eddie Marsan, and Martin Compston star in this acclaimed little film written and directed by J. Blakeson. Coming to disc on Tuesday from Anchor Bay, the film is joined by an audio commentary, extended scenes, a storyboard comparison, and outtakes. More...

November 19, 2010 - For some reason, Harry Potter is on people's minds this weekend. If the beginning of the end isn't enough for you, why not look back with us at Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire? The fourth film in the blockbuster fantasy series, this 2005 Mike Newell-directed installment gets darker with the new form of Voldemort, gets lighter with the Yule Ball, and gets adventurous with the Triwizard Tournament. Warner's recent Ultimate Edition DVD keeps the two discs of the film's original Two-Disc Special Edition and adds a new disc with a new hour-long "Creating the World of Harry Potter" documentary on sound and music, 5 television specials, a digital copy, a companion book, character cards, and a lenticular cover. Read our full review to figure out if it has what it takes to win the Triwizard Cup that is your wallet.

Disney has announced that Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaδ of the Valley of the Wind (1984), the oldest film in the Studio Ghibli library, will become the Japanese studio's first catalog title released to Blu-ray in the US. It will be released on March 8th as a Blu-ray + DVD combo pack ($39.99 SRP) wielding the featurette "Creating Nausicaδ", interactive features The World of Ghibli and Enter the Lands, a Studio Ghibli trivia challenge, and the original Japanese storyboards on the Blu-ray disc plus English voice cast featurette "Behind the Microphone", "The Birth Story of Studio Ghibli", and original TV trailers on the presumably recycled DVD. On the same day, Disney will debut Miyazaki's son's coolly-received, narrowly-distributed Tales from Earthsea exclusively on DVD ($29.99 SRP) with "Behind the Studio", "Enter the Lands", and Studio Ghibli trivia challenge.

November 17, 2010 - Based on the enduring Beverly Cleary book series, Ramona and Beezus tells the story of an imaginative young Portland girl (Joey King), her impatient big sister (Selena Gomez), and their friends and family. This Fox/Walden adaptation delivers laughs, love, and embarrassing moments. Now available, the Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy combo includes deleted scenes, a gag reel, filmmaking featurettes with the director, actor auditions, the trailer, and an interview with Ms. Cleary. Full review.

Amazon.com is currently selling the MP3 download of Disney's Tangled soundtrack for just $3.99. Purchase of the Alan Menken song score includes a digital booklet.

Kelvin Cedeno gives a rare perfect 10 score to The Sound of Music: 45th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray + DVD. Fox's recent 2 Blu-ray, 1 DVD high-def debut of the 1965 Best Picture winner is loaded with new and old substantial documentaries on the movie, the real von Trapps, the Austrian locations, and the work of accomplished songwriters Rodgers and Hammerstein. Julie Andrews stars as cheery nun Maria who becomes governess to the seven challenging children of a stern captain (Christopher Plummer). You won't easily find a more thorough critique of a more thorough release than right here.

November 16, 2010 - Today's new releases include: the motion-captured A Christmas Carol, Oscar candidate The Kids Are All Right, the Christmas TV movie Mrs. Miracle,
Richard Dreyfuss' The Lightkeepers, and the Mickey Mote-compatible Playhouse Disney DVDs "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse": Numbers Roundup and "Handy Manny": Big Construction Job, all of which we've covered at length. To these reviews, we'll be adding a look at Avatar: Extended Collector's Edition in the coming days. And as always, check our schedule for details on the week's other debuts.

November 15, 2010 - We take a look at this week's other new Playhouse Disney DVD in "Handy Manny": Big Construction Job. The seventh DVD release devoted to the bilingualism-promoting animated series, this one holds a recently-aired hour-long special plus two never-before-aired regular episodes. The disc includes Discovery Mode playback of the title special, which is compatible with the new Mickey Mote and available bundled with it. Full review.

Set in 1912 Cape Cod, The Lightkeepers stars Richard Dreyfuss as a super salty lighthouse captain who takes on a new assistant (Tom Wisdom). The two women haters are thrown for a loop when two women of similar ages (Blythe Danner, Mamie Gummer) show up. This romantic dramedy come ashore tomorrow with a bonus feature more remarkable than the film itself. More...

November 14, 2010 - Our newest review looks at "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse": Numbers Roundup, the tenth DVD from Playhouse Disney's popular animated series and the first to be offered in a Play Set with a new programmable Mickey Mote designed for young hands. Available Tuesday, the disc includes five episodes counting an unaired bonus one and various interactive Discovery Modes. Full review.

November 11, 2010 - In our newest interview, we talk with Jon Turteltaub, director of numerous Disney films of the past 18 years, including the National Treasure adventures, Cool Runnings, The Kid, and, his latest, The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Turteltaub talks about being inspired by Fantasia's Mickey Mouse segment and the ins and outs of spectacle filmmaking. Full interview.

November 9, 2010 - We've got a new interview today with Joey King, the young star of Ramona and Beezus. A veteran of TV and movies at age 11, the actress spoke with us about playing the protagonist of Beverly Cleary's beloved book series, becoming a sister to teen icon Selena Gomez, and all of her favorite things. Read the interview.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Ultimate Edition DVD Review A Christmas Carol (2009) Blu-ray + DVD Review Elf: Ultimate Collector's Edition DVD Review

Recent DVD and Blu-ray Reviews:
• Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Ultimate Edition - The highly-regarded Alfonso Cuarσn-directed third installment of the epic wizard series introduces professors Lupin (David Thewlis) and Trelawney (Emma Thompson) as well as feared fugitive Sirius Black (Gary Oldman), lets Harry ride on a hippogriff, and delivers a mind-blowing, time-turning finale. Warner's recent 3-disc set hardly alters the film's original two DVDs, while adding a picture book, character cards, a digital copy code, and a new disc with over two hours of bonus features new and old.
• A Christmas Carol - With his ImageMovers Digital studio, Back to the Future's Robert Zemeckis adapted, produced, and directed this motion capture filming of Charles Dickens' oft-retold tale. Jim Carrey stars as Ebenezer Scrooge and the three Christmas ghosts who visit him. Disney's 2-Dic Blu-ray + DVD includes deleted scenes, featurettes, and, only on Blu-ray, Zemeckis audio commentary, a mocap viewing mode, and an interactive Advent calendar.
• Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: Blu-ray + DVD - With an English setting, a literary source, songs by the Sherman Brothers, and leading man Dick Van Dyke joined by two kids and a woman, this 1968 fantasy musical may remind you of an earlier film. Van Dyke plays crackpot inventor Caractacus Potts, whose refurbished old car transports the gang by sky and sea to the child-free land of Vulgaria. The 2-disc MGM/Fox set adds two interactive features to a wealth of supplements from the movie's two-disc Special Edition DVD.
• The Kids Are All Right - Annette Bening and Julianne Moore play mothers to two teenagers (Alice in Wonderland's Mia Wasikowska, Journey to the Center of the Earth's Josh Hutcherson) who track down their anonymous sperm donor (Mark Ruffalo) and welcome him into their lives. The DVD includes an audio commentary by director/co-writer Lisa Cholodenko and three short making-of featurettes.
• The Goonies: 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition - Written by Gremlins' Chris Columbus from a story by Steven Spielberg and directed by Lethal Weapon's Richard Donner, this beloved 1980s film follows four young best friends and three slightly older kids on an epic hunt for 300-year-old pirate treasure. On their underground adventure, they encounter booty traps, criminals, waterfalls, and the deformed "it" Sloth. Holding deleted scenes, a two-part Cyndi Lauper music video, a vintage production featurette, and a full cast reunion video commentary, the popular 2001 DVD is now joined by a board game, two magazine reproductions, storyboard photo cards, and one of the coolest looking boxes around in Warner's big new set. Our review includes a video from a new cast reunion held to celebrate the release.
• Santa Claus: The Movie (25th Anniversary Edition) - An elderly toymaker (David Huddleston) takes his place at the North Pole. Set in the then-present day, the film's second half follows disgraced assistant elf Patch (Dudley Moore) to America where he teams with a villainous toy executive (John Lithgow) to put their own spin on the holiday. Staying close to Anchor Bay's numerous releases, Lionsgate's recent disc retains the 50-minute 1985 making-of television special, an audio commentary by director Jeannot Szwarc, trailers, and bios, but misses a few things from the concurrent Blu-ray debut.
• Van Gogh: Brush With Genius - This French IMAX film looks at the Dutch Post-Impressionist painter in a new way, with the artist narrating in the present-day. Touching upon his productivity and poverty in life and rich legacy in death and immersing viewers in his art and visiting the locations that inspired them, this film is joined by a making-of featurette, a Van Gogh art slideshow, and IMAX trailers on DVD.
• Sid & Marty Krofft's Saturday Morning Hits - Compiles episodes of seven fondly-recalled 1970s children's television fantasies: "H.R. Pufnstuf", "The Bugaloos", "Sigmund and the Sea Monsters", "Lidsville", and new to DVD episodes of "ElectraWoman and DynaGirl", "Bigfoot and Wildboy", and "Wonderbug". Vivendi's low-priced disc includes a gallery of Krofft Brothers concept art.
• Have a Laugh! Volume 2 - Shortens and re-records five classic Disney shorts from the 1930s and '40s, while including their original versions (even a newly-uncensored Clock Cleaners). This new disc also serves up three BLAM!s and a Re-Micks video blending black & white Mickey and Minnie Mouse animation with Hannah Montana's "He Could Be the One."

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