One of the surprise hits of last summer was "The Devil Wears Prada" (Fox, $30), a comedy based on the bestseller starring Anne Hathaway as a fashion-challenged young journalist who takes a job as an assistant to the glamorous and powerful Miranda Priestley (Meryl Streep), editor of one of the top fashion magazines.
Emily Blunt plays her first assistant and Stanley Tucci is one of the magazine's fashion editors who takes Hathaway under his wing.
Among the extras on the disc for the likely Golden Globes contender are a featurette that chronicles how difficult it was to bring "Prada" to the screen -- several scribes had written screenplays that didn't strike the right balance between the humor and the heart -- a profile of the costume designer Patricia Field and dish on how designer Valentino agreed to appear in "Prada." There are also 15 deleted scenes and a wonderful gag reel that reveals Hathaway and Blunt had more than their share of problems walking in four-inch heels. Rounding out the disc is friendly commentary with director David Frankel, producer Wendy Finerman, Field and others.
Will Ferrell shines as the good ol' country boy No. 1 NASCAR racer who finds his status challenged in the hit comedy "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" (Sony, $29 for both the theatrical and unrated, extended version).
Ferrell co-wrote the raucous script with director Adam McKay -- the two previously collaborated on "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy."
John C. Reilly plays Bobby's best friend and teammate Cal Naughton Jr., who always lets Bobby win, and a pre-"Borat" Sacha Baron Cohen plays his nemesis, Jean Girard, the gay French Formula One champion .
The perfectly cast supporting players include Jane Lynch as Bobby's mom, Gary Cole as his rascally daddy and Andy Richter as Girard's husband.
Lively extras include several deleted and extended scenes, alternate lines not used in the film, a side-splitting gag reel, riotous interviews with several of the characters and alternate takes of Ricky and Cal's commercials and public service announcements. But the \o7piece de resistance\f7 is the clever, wickedly funny faux pompous commentary with McKay and "friends."
The highlight of the two-disc special collector's edition of Oliver Stone's "World Trade Center" (Paramount, $35) is the clear-eyed, compelling commentary track with real-life survivor, former Port Authority policeman Will Jimeno, and the men who rescued him from the rubble at Ground Zero: Scott Strauss, John Busching and Paddy McGee.
Jimeno and his commander, John McLoughlin, who was also trapped inside an elevator shaft at the World Trade Center, are also profiled in a moving documentary that explores their lives after their recovery -- McLoughlin was put into a medically induced coma because he required some 27 surgeries.
Rounding out the extras are a lengthy production documentary, an interview with Stone on the streets of New York, nine deleted or extended scenes and edifying commentary from Stone.
Though it seems strange that the male cows have udders, the computer-generated animated comedy "Barnyard" (Paramount, $30) is generally fun, though the coyote characters may scare small fry. "The King of Queens" star Kevin James supplies the voice of a carefree bovine named Otis who learns the meaning of responsibility. Extras include two music videos, behind-the-scenes featurettes, deleted scenes, a tongue-in-cheek look at James' research for his role, and rollicking commentary with writer-director Steve Oedekerk and members of his crew.
"Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.: The Complete First Season" (Paramount, $39): Jim Nabors' sweetly naive Mayberry resident on "The Andy Griffith Show" proved to be so popular that CBS gave him his own series in 1964. In this spinoff, Gomer is a Marine stationed at a base near Los Angeles whose wide-eyed innocence often gets him trouble with the by-the-book Sgt. Carter (Frank Sutton). The five-disc set includes all 30 episodes from the premiere year -- with nostalgic, sentimental commentary with Nabors on the first episode, his audio introductions on several episodes, the pilot of "Gomer Pyle" from "The Andy Griffith Show," a vintage interview with Nabors on "The David Frost Show" and a clip of the singer-actor's musical variety series, "The Jim Nabors Hour."