Sony, $28.96/$34.95; Blu-ray, $39.95
The Judd Apatow comedy factory cranks out another wildly uneven but mostly enjoyable comedy with this shaggy-dog story about two potheads (played by the hilarious James Franco and the movie's co-writer, Seth Rogen) who inadvertently cross a local gangster and end up running for their lives. The double-disc DVD has an extended cut, deleted scenes, commentary from the cast and director David Gordon Green and scattered featurettes that emphasize the fun everyone had on the set; the Blu-ray also adds a game.
20th Century Fox, $29.99/$34.98; Blu-ray, $39.98
Director Mathieu Kassovitz's adaptation of Maurice G. Dantec's sci-fi novel "Babylon Babies" looks astonishing. But the story, starring Vin Diesel as a mercenary carrying out a potentially world-saving mission at the behest of a bad, bad man, couldn't be much blander. When "Babylon A.D." was released, Kassovitz railed against the studio-mandated edit, which left his vision of the world-to-come as an incoherent action flick, but neither format offers a director's cut. Instead, there are lots of featurettes, including an animated prequel and looks at the movie's stunts and Dantec's novel.
Lionsgate, $29.95/$34.98; Blu-ray, $39.99
Asian action maestros Danny and Oxide Pang remake their own 1999 debut film in English, casting Nicolas Cage as a hitman who begins to have second thoughts in the middle of a job, then uses his skills to defend himself against his employers. The DVD and Blu-ray throw in two paltry featurettes and an alternate ending.
Anchor Bay, $29.97; Blu-ray, $39.98
For the first time since "Heat," Robert De Niro and Al Pacino share the screen, in a movie about two longtime NYPD partners investigating a serial killer who might be someone they know. Veteran director Jon Avnet takes a matter-of-fact approach to Russell Gewirtz's twisty script and, as a result, "Righteous Kill" feels dry, ossified -- no "Heat," in other words. The DVD and Blu-ray contain an Avnet commentary and two featurettes.
Sony, $28.96; Blu-ray, $39.95
Just in time for Sundance '09, here comes one of the hottest films from last year's fest: "The Wackness," writer-director Jonathan Levine's nostalgic look back at the idle early '90s and the dreams of a hustling New York teen (played by Josh Peck) who slings dope from an ice cream cart while receiving counseling from one of his customers, a psychologist played by Ben Kingsley. The DVD and Blu-ray contain a Levine commentary, plus short behind-the-scenes featurettes.
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Lionsgate, $29.95; Blu-ray, $39.99
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