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DVD New Releases: November 22, 2011

Carjacked (2011) Maria Bello, Stephen Dorff, Joanna Cassidy, Catherine Den, Gary Grubbs. During a routine stop at a gas station, Lorraine (Bello), a vulnerable single mom, and her 5 year-old son (Connor Hill) are carjacked by Roy (Dorff), a vicious bank robber on the run who forces her to drive him to meet up with his accomplice. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Anchor Bay).

Conan the Barbarian (2011) Jason Momoa, Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lang, Ron Perlman, Rose McGowan.Available as a 3D Blu-ray/Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, Blu-ray and DVD. Extras: Two audio commentaries, a history of the Conan franchise featurette, "The Man Who Would Be Conan: Robert E. Howard" featurette that looks at the creator of the famous character, two behind-the-scenes featurettes. (Lionsgate).

The Devil's Double (2011) Dominic Cooper, Ludivine Sagnier, Philip Quast, Mem Ferda, Raad Rawi, Jamie Harding, Nasser Memarzia. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Interview with the real "Devil's Double," Latif Yahia; commentary by director Lee Tamahori, two making-of featurettes.. (Lionsgate).

Doctor Who: The Complete Series Six (2011) Six-disc set with the complete 13-episode season plus the 2010 Christmas special, $79.98. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).

Dragon Tattoo Trilogy: Extended Edition (2009) Four-disc set with all three "Dragon Tattoo" films, encompassing nine hours with characters and plot developments only seen in European versions. Extras: "Millennium: The Story," a 53 minute documentary detailing the phenomenon of the "Millennium" trilogy and the personal history of author Stieg Larsson up until his tragic death before "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" was published. $59.98. Also available on Blu-ray Disc, $79.95. (Music Box Films).

The Family Tree (2011) Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Max Thieriot, Brittany Robertson, When a bizarre accident leaves desperate housewife Bunnie with a case of amnesia, her dysfunctional family consisting of husband, Jack and twin 17-year-olds Eric and Kelly gets an unexpected second chance at happiness in this offbeat comedyExtras: "Making-of" featurette cast and crew interviews. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Entertainment One).

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (2011) Dir.: Robert Rodriguez; Jessica Alba, Mason Cook, Rowan Blanchard, Joel McHale, Jeremy Piven, Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Danny Trejo, Ricky Gervais (voice). Extras: Interview with director Robert Rodriguez, a "Spy Kids Passing the Torch" featurette, a "Spy Gadgets" clip, deleted scenes.Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Dimension).

Super 8 (2011) Dir.: J.J. Abrams; Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler, Ron Eldard, Noah Emmerich, Gabriel Basso, Ryan Lee, Zach Mills, A.J. Michalka, Riley Griffiths, Jessica Tuck, Joel McKinnon Miller. Available as a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and DVD. Blu-ray extras: Commentary by writer-director J.J. Abrams, producer Bryan Burk and cinematographer Larry Fong; behind-the-scenes featurettes: "The Dream Behind Super 8," "The Search for New Faces," "Meet Joel Courtney," "Rediscovering Steel Town," "The Visitor Lives," "Scoring Super 8," "Do You Believe in Magic?" "The 8mm Revolution," "Deconstructing the Train Crash"; deleted scenes. (Paramount).

These Amazing Shadows: The Movies That Make America (2011) Documentary tells the history and importance of The National Film Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflect the diversity of film, and indeed, the American experience itself. Documents the passage of the National Film Preservation Act of 1988 and how this law set in motion a system to identify notable films. The Librarian of Congress, with input from the public and advice from the National Film Preservation Board, selects films each year to add to the Registry. The film includes interviews with the Librarian of Congress (Dr. James Billington), famous directors (including Christopher Nolan, John Lasseter, Rob Reiner, Julie Dash, John Singleton and John Waters), producers (Gale Anne Hurd and James Schamus), archivists and actors and actresses. Extras: "Lost Forever," a companion piece looking deeper into the worlds of film restoration and film preservation; "Live From Prague - Recording the Score," a behind the scenes look at the recording of the score for this film; and "These Amazing Shadows at Sundance," a look at the production crew of the film at the Sundance Film Festival. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (PBS Distribution).

Trigger (2010) Tracy Wright, Molly Parker. Two female rockers reunite 10 years after their band's dramatic breakup for a benefit concert... with the hope of recapturing their once-magical connection. Toronto International Film Festival 2010 Official Selection. (Wolfe Video).

12 Angry Men (1957) "12 Angry Men," by Sidney Lumet, may be the most radical big-screen courtroom drama in cinema history. A behind-closed-doors look at the American legal system as riveting as it is spare, the iconic adaptation of Reginald Rose's teleplay stars Henry Fonda as the initially dissenting foreman on a jury of white men ready to pass judgment on a Puerto Rican teenager charged with murdering his father. What results is a saga of epic proportions that plays out in real time over 90 minutes in one sweltering room. Lumet's electrifying snapshot of 1950s America on the verge of change is one of the great feature film debuts. New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition. Extras: Frank Schaffner's 1955 television version, with an introduction by Ron Simon, director of the Paley Center for Media Studies; "12 Angry Men: From Television to the Big Screen," a video essay by film scholar Vance Kapley comparing the Lumet and Schaffner versions; archival interviews with Lumet; new interview about the director with writer Walter Bernstein; new interview with Simon about television writer Reginald Rose; new interview with cinematographer John Bailey in which he discusses cinematographer Boris Kaufman; "Tragedy in a Temporary Town" (1956), a teleplay directed by Lumet and written by Rose; original theatrical trailer; booklet featuring an essay by writer and law professor Thane Rosenbaum. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (The Criterion Collection).

Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas (The Play) (2011) Tyler Perry, Cheryl Pepsii Riley, Chandra Currelley-Young, Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely. Fresh off of three stage performances in Atlanta, the story follows the wealthy, dysfunctional Mansell family as they clash with Madea (Perry) and her relatives during the holidays. Extras: Behind-the-scenes interviews, bloopers. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Lionsgate).

Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns: Season 3 (2011) Three-disc set with 20 episodes, $29.98. (Lionsgate).

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