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As Close As Your Remote: 'Old Yeller,' 'wild Parrots, 'honeymooners' And 'mr. & Mrs. Smith.'

November 13, 2005


Airplane! -- Don't Call Me Shirley Edition. Laughs every minute as Robert Hays takes over the controls of a jetliner while the crew succumbs to food poisoning, with Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack. Paramount: with commentary, deleted scenes and interviews, $19.99, Dec. 13.

Almost Normal. A gay reversal of "Back to the Future." Wolfe Video: $24.95, Tuesday.

American Pie: Band Camp. Tad Hilgenbrinck is sentenced to band camp, where much mischief takes place. Universal: includes outtakes, music video, interviews; available in both rated and unrated form, $26.98, Dec. 26.

Bad News Bears. Billy Bob Thornton stars in the remake of the 1976 comedy hit about a former minor league player coaching a team of misfits. Paramount: includes featurettes, deleted scenes, commentaries and video baseball cards, $29.99, Tuesday.

The Baxter. Michael Showalter is the "Baxter," a tax accountant trying to find his real self and marry his ideal girl, Elizabeth Banks. Sony/MGM: $24.95, Dec. 13.

Death to the Supermodels. Jaime Pressly stars in this satire about models getting picked off one by one on a tropical island. MGM: $24.95, Dec. 13.

Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo. Rob Schneider must clear the sullied name of his pimp (Eddie Griffin). Sony: includes featurettes and comedy special, $28.95, Nov. 29.

Dirty Love. Jenny McCarthy in a comedy that scours for slapstick. First Look: includes commentaries, in rated and unrated editions, $26.98,

Dec. 6.

A Fine Mess. Ted Danson and Howie Mandel star as an updated Laurel and Hardy in a Blake Edwards comedy involving horse-race fixing. Sony/MGM: $19.94, Dec. 6.

Formula 17. A gay romantic teen comedy in the summer heat of Taiwan. Strand Releasing: $24.99, Nov. 29.

The 40 Year-Old Virgin. Steve Carell stars as a late bloomer goaded by his friends into doing the deed. Universal: includes commentaries, gag reel, sex education video; available in both rated and unrated form, $29.98, Dec. 13.

Happy Endings. Stars Lisa Kudrow and Steve Coogan, among others, in comedy involving various interlocking romantic stories. Lions Gate: $27.98, Tuesday.

Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection. Much of the comic master's work from 1919 to 1936. New Line: seven discs in three volumes, includes commentaries, featurettes, galleries and a bonus disc with rare home footage, $89.95, Tuesday.

The Honeymooners. Cedric the Entertainer takes on the Jackie Gleason role of Ralph Kramden in this film remake of the celebrated TV series. Paramount: includes commentaries and deleted scenes, $29.95, Nov. 22.

Must Love Dogs. Diane Lane and John Cusack attempt to kindle a romance in their divorced lives. Warner Bros.: includes deleted scenes, gag reel, $28.98, Dec. 20.

The Producers: Deluxe Edition. The enduring black comedy of two Broadway producers, neurotically and hysterically played by Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder, who succeed beyond their expectations or desires. Sony: two discs, includes documentary and outtakes, $29.95, Dec. 13.

12 Days of Christmas Eve. An update of "A Christmas Carol" with a dash of "It's a Wonderful Life," starring Steven Weber. First Look: $24.98, Tuesday.


Disney Rarities, Celebrated Shorts 1920s-1960s. The "Alice" comedies, featuring early combinations of animation and live action, award-winning shorts and others. Buena Vista: $32.99, Dec. 6.

The Great Muppet Caper. Kermit heads to London to report on a case and falls in love with Miss Piggy. Buena Vista: includes a profile of Miss Piggy, $19.99, Nov. 29.

Kronk's New Groove. Animated film on the adventures of Kronk and his discovery of the true riches of life. Buena Vista: includes featurettes and music from Earth, Wind & Fire, $29.99, Dec. 13.

The Muppet Christmas Carol. Dickens' classic tale as played by the Muppets. Buena Vista: includes a profile of Gonzo and an on-set gag reel, $19.99, Nov. 29.

The Muppet Movie. Kermit and friends head to Hollywood. Buena Vista: includes a profile of Kermit, $19.99, Nov. 29.

Muppet Treasure Island. Inspired by the Robert Louis Stevenson novel, Kermit et al set off to find treasure. Buena Vista: includes profile of Fozzie Bear, $19.99, Nov. 29.

The Polar Express. Tom Hanks is a conductor on this train to the North Pole and Mr. Claus. Warner Bros.: two discs, includes featurette and behind-the-scenes looks, $29.95, Nov. 22.

Sky High. Sky High, the school for super-teens, proves a challenge for Michael Angarano. Buena Vista: includes bloopers and featurettes, $29.99, Dec. 6.

Toy Story 2: Special Edition. Tom Hanks as Woody and Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear once again. Buena Vista: includes deleted scenes, outtakes, production tours, $29.99, Dec. 26.

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