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DVD Releases: February 26

America at War Megaset Fourteen-disc set with 35 documentaries that presents more than 200 years of combat history, from the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror; $124.95. (A&E Home Video).

Beowulf Director's Cut (2007) Robert Zemeckis; Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins, Ray Winstone, John Malkovich, Brendan Gleeson, Dominic Keating, Alison Lohman, Robin Wright Penn, Ray Winstone. Two-disc set. Extras: "Heroes Journey: The Making of Beowulf," "Beowulf's Beasts of Burden -- Designing the Creatures of Beowulf," "The Origins of Beowulf," "Creating the Beowulf," "The Art of Beowulf," deleted scenes. Also available on HD DVD. (Paramount).

Caillou's Family Favorites (2008) Kids join animated Caillou as he explores everyday life, where ordinary daily events spark the imagination; $14.99. Extras: Interactrive games, more. (Paramount).

Color Honeymooners Collection 2 From Miami Beach, the sun and fun capitol of the world, it's "The Jackie Gleason Show!" Aired on Saturday night from 1966-70. (MPI Home Video).

The Darjeeling Limited (2007) Director: Wes Anderson. Stars: Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman, Amara Karan, Wallace Wolodarsky, Waris Ahluwalia, Barbet Schroeder, Camilla Rutherford, Bill Murray, Anjelica Huston. Extras: Commentary, four featurettes including the "Hotel Chevalier" prequel. (Fox).

Dark Shadows: The Beginning #3 Thirty-five episodes (#71-105). (MPI Home Video).

Darkon (2006) Documentary on live-action role-playing gamers who suit up their armor in Baltimore to create a make-believe medieval world named Darkon. Extras: Director's commentary, outtakes and deleted scenes, more. (Porchlight Home Entertainment).

Death at a Funeral (2007) Dir.: Frank Oz; Matthew Macfayden, Rupert Graves, Peter Dinklage, Alan Tudyk, Daisy Donovan, Kris Marshall, Andy Nyman, Jane Asher. Extras: Commentary by director Oz, commentary by writer Dean Craig and actors Alan Tudyk and Andy Nyman, gag reel. (MGM).

Family Affair Season 5 Five-disc set with 24 episodes, $39.98. (MPI Home Video).

The Fugitive: The First Season, Volume Two (1963-64) Four-disc set, $42.99. (Paramount).

A Global Warning? (2007) Documentary investigates the most dramatic climatic events in Earth's past and considers the future trends that will decide the fate of our species; $24.95. (A&E Home Video).

Goya's Ghosts (2007) Dir.: Milos Forman; Javier Bardem, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgard, Randy Quaid.Extras: making-of fetaurette. (Sony).

Holigans (2004) Shaun Elebert. A slightly demented English gangster decides that he wants a bigger piece of the underworld pie and devises a scheme involving the takeover of a family tavern in a sleepy seaside community in Ireland. Problems occur when the rightful owners of the pub put up more of a fight than he bargained for. Extras: Deleted scenes, commentary, photo gallery, posters. (Warner).

Inside (2006) Nicholas D'Agosto, Leighton Meester. Friends Alex and Josie have a disturbing hobby -- they like to follow strangers. Intrigued by other people's lives, Alex breaks into their homes, listens to their conversations and watches their every move. But his obsession backfires when he's caught in the home of a tormented couple who become fascinated by his resemblance to their dead son, and now Alex finds himself trapped in a horrifying existence of shifting identities and realities. Extras: Commentary. (Echo Bridge Home Entertainment).

Jake's Booty Call (2008) Animated feature version of the popular Internet game for college students. From National Lampoon. (Arts Alliance America).

The Last Emperor (1987) Dir.: Bernardo Bertolucci; John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole. Four-disc set with an all-new restored, high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by cinematographer Vittorio Storaro as well as an all-new restored, high-definition digital transfer of the extended television version. Extras: Commentary by director Bertolucci, producer Jeremy Thomas, composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, and screenwriter Mark Peploe; "Bernardo Bertolucci," a 60-minute documentary exploring the director's creative process and the making of "The Last Emperor"; "The Italian Traveler," a documentary by Fernand Mozskowicz, exploring Bertolucci's journey from Parma to China; "The Making of The Last Emperor," a new documentary featuring Storaro, editor Gabriella Cristiana, costume designer James Acheson and art director Gianni Silvestre; "Postcards From China," video images taken by Bertolucci while on preproduction in China; "The Late Show: Face to Face," a 30-minute BBC interview with Bertolucci from 1989; new video interviews with composers David Byrne and Sakamoto; plus a booklet featuring essays by David Thomson and an extract from script supervisor Fabien Gerard's journals from the production. (The Criterion Collection).

Life After Tomorrow (2005) Highly acclaimed documentary exploring the life-changing repercussions of child performers in the long-running Broadway musical "Annie," revealing the highs and lows of their experiences as child actresses in a cultural phenomenon; $19.95. (Arts Alliance America).

Lonesome Dove: The Ultimate Collection Ten-disc set with all 43 episodes of "Lonesome Dove: The Series" and "Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years," $39.99. (Echo Bridge Home Entertainment).

Newhart: The Complete First Season Three-disc set with 22 episodes, $39,98. Extras: Three featurettes: "Guess Who's Coming to the (Bed and) Breakfast?" Stratford's Inn-spiration, "You Really Should Wear More Sweaters" Newhart style, "Say Goodnight Emily" getting to the heart of Newhart; TV Land Bob Newhart celebration. (Fox).

1968 With Tom Brokaw (2007) Feature-length, multidisciplinary documentary that examines the year that changed America. Animated timelines and telling archival footage illuminate the events and their influences. Major figures and minor players speak out about their personal experiences. And Brokaw himself ponders the era that shaped him as a young reporter as much as it did our nation; $24.95. (A&E Home Video).

Robyn Hitchcock: Sex, Food, Death ... And Insects (2007) Documentary chronicles the origins of Hitchcock's album "OleTarantula", the formation of his band Venus 3, and their U.S. tour; $24.95. (A&E Home Video).

Rough Diamond (2005) Light-hearted British crime caper series about an aging criminal mastermind. Original title was "Diamond Geezer." Two-disc set with four episodes, $39.99. (Acorn Media).

Slipstream (2007) Dir.: Anthony Hopkins; Anthony Hopkins, Stella Arroyave, Michael Clarke Duncan, Fionnula Flanagan, Camryn Manheim, S. Epatha Merkerson, Christian Slater, Jeffrey Tambor, Gavin Grazer, John Turturro. Aging screenwriter Felix Bonhoeffer has lived his life in two states of existence -- the world of reality and the world inside his head. Hired to rewrite a murder mystery set in a desert diner and unaware that his brain is on the verge of implosion, Felix is politely baffled when the characters from his movie start showing up in his life and vice versa. Extras: "Fractured Narrative: The Making of Slipstream" featurette, commentary by Hopkins, deleted scenes. (Sony).

The Smurfs: Season 1, Volume 1 Two-disc set with 19 remastered cartoons from the 1981 premiere season; $26.99. Extras: "The Smurfs Springtime Special," "Smurfs: The Music Video," a music video featuring the famous title soundtrack, cut to the rhythm of the best moments from the first season. (Warner).

State of Play (2003) BBC America miniseries, set in London, in which a politician's life becomes increasingly complex as his research assistant is found dead on the London Underground and, in a seemingly unrelated incident, a teenage drug dealer is shot dead. (Warner).

30 Days of Night (2007) Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Danny Huston, Ben Foster, Manu Bennett. Extras: Commentary by Josh Hartnett, Melissa George and producer Rob Tapert; eight behind-the-scenes featurettes on pre-production, casting, stunts, night shoots, "Building Barrow," "Blood, Guts and the Nasty #@$&!" more. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).

To Kill a King (2003) Tim Roth, Dougray Scott, Olivia Williams, Rupert Everett, Steven Webb. Story of the relationship between General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell, as they try to cope with the consequences of deposing King Charles I. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Union Station Media).

Travel With Kids: Paris (2008) Viewers of all ages will learn about the city's history, culture and beauty in this innovative, engaging program which also features money-saving tips, topical pop-up facts, advice for traveling with children and fun segments filled with all things great about the City of Lights. $14.98. (PorchLight Home Entertainment).

TV Guide Presents: B.L. Stryker: The Complete First Season (1989) Three-disc set with five episodes of the Burt Reynolds private detective series; $29.95. (Arts Alliance America).

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