Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner in "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse." (Kimberley French / Summit…)
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Summit, $28.99/$32.99; Blu-ray, $34.99/$40.99
The "Twilight" movie-making machine is cranking out adaptations of Stephenie Meyer's novels at a blistering pace, with "Eclipse" arriving a mere seven months after the second film, "New Moon." The "Twilight" team has begun to get a better handle on the series' mix of teen romance and supernatural adventure too: "Eclipse" is the bloodiest and most action-packed of the first three "Twilight" movies, as a new vampire army arises to try to take out Bella Swan. The movie is as slow-paced as its predecessors and the acting by Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner remains problematic. Still, "Eclipse" is the first film in the saga that stands a chance to win over nonfans. Diehards, though, should appreciate the DVD and Blu-ray, which include a feature-length making-of documentary, deleted scenes and commentary tracks featuring Stewart, Pattinson and Meyer.
Going the Distance
New Line, $28.98; Blu-ray, $35.99
The romantic comedy "Going the Distance" is more relatable than most modern rom-coms; there are no wackily contrived complications, just two young lovers (played by Drew Barrymore and Justin Long) who have jobs on opposite sides of the country and thus struggle to keep their relationship together. But while Barrymore and Long are winning, director Nanette Burstein and writer Geoff LaTulippe can't quite turn a routine long-distance romance into a story. The movie quickly devolves into a series of R-rated sketches, more desperate than funny. The DVD and Blu-ray add a Burstein commentary, some cutesy featurettes and loads of outtakes.
Knight and Day
20th Century Fox, $29.98; Blu-ray, $34.99/$39.99
Tom Cruise tries to recapture his breezy action star magic in "Knight and Day," which casts Cruise as a rogue spy who crosses path with a vintage auto-restorer played by Cameron Diaz. The movie has an odd tone — at once quirky and hyper-violent — and neither director James Mangold nor his stars are able to finesse it. Individual moments are funny or exciting, but they don't hang together well at all. It's like someone loaded up an iPod and put the last 50 years of action movies on shuffle. The DVD and Blu-ray packages add only a few trifling featurettes.
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Walt Disney, $29.99; Blu-ray, $39.99/$44.99
A clattering fusion of " Harry Potter," "National Treasure" and "Pirates of the Caribbean," the family-friendly adventure film "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" stars Nicolas Cage as an ancient magician who enlists a youngster ( Jay Baruchel) in his centuries-old fight against the enemies of Merlin. The movie has an impressive sense of scope — especially given that it's based on a 10-minute segment of the Disney animated anthology "Fantasia" — but director Jon Turteltaub is so busy stacking up noisy fight scenes that the story never finds its heart. The DVD and Blu-ray also emphasize the special effects in their multiple featurettes.
"Cairo Time" (MPI, $24.98; Blu-ray, $29.98); "Fantasia/Fantasia 2000" (Walt Disney, $39.99; Blu-ray, $45.99); "Make-Out With Violence" (Factory 25 Blu-ray, $34.95); "The Sicilian Girl" (Music Box, $29.98); "The Special Relationship" (HBO, $26.98); "Valhalla Rising" (MPI, $24.98); "Vampires Suck" (20th Century Fox, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.99); "Waking Sleeping Beauty" (Walt Disney, $29.99); "Walt & El Grupo" (Walt Disney, $29.99).