Anacondas: Trail of Blood (2008) John Rhys-Davies, Crystal Allen. One of the slithering, genetically enhanced anaconda offspring from the previous outing in the franchise has regenerated to live on in this next chapter of the Anaconda series. Also available today: the original "Anaconda" in Blu-ray Disc. (Sony).
Army Wives: The Complete Second Season (2008) Five-disc set with 19 episodes, $45.99. Extras: "Active Duty: The Cast of Army Wives at Fort Bragg," "Operational Intelligence: Getting the Army's Support," "The Tribe: Behind the Scenes With the Cast," "Army Wives Give Back," deleted scenes, bloopers, commentaries. (Disney).
The Bielski Brothers (1993) The true story behind the recent film "Defiance." Living in the Soviet Republic of Belorussia, Tuvia, Asael, and Zus Bielski fled to the woods to escape the Nazis. There they built an elaborate village for rescued Jews: The forest haven included a bakery, communal bath, synagogue, and even a theater company. Although they mounted guerrilla attacks against the enemy, their priority was saving their people. Tuvia often declared he would "rather save one old Jewish woman than kill ten Nazis." The Bielskis saved 1,200 men, women, and children -- easily the largest rescue of Jews by Jews during World War II. $9.95. (A&E Home Video).
Defiance (2009) Dir.: Edward Zwick; Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos, Allan Corduner, Mark Feuerstein.Extras: Commentary by director Edward Zwick, "Defiance: Return to the Forest" behind-the-scenes featurette, "Bielski Partisan Survivors" photo gallery, "Children of the Otriad: The Families Speak." Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Paramount).
Direct Contact (2009) Dolph Lundgren, Gina Marie May, Michael Pare, Bashar Rahal, James Chalke. An American prisoner in a Russian jail is given a chance at freedom if he can rescue a kidnapped American woman. (Sony).
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008) Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day. Born during the 2008 Writers Guild strike as a free-streaming Internet musical miniseries, "Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog" became an instant success, premiering on iTunes as the #1 downloaded TV season for three weeks running, and currently still residing in the Top 10 of all TV shows. Billy, aka Dr. Horrible (Neil Patrick Harris), is a budding supervillain whose plans for world domination continually go awry. His two goals: getting accepted into the Evil League of Evil, and working up the guts to speak to his laundromat crush Penny (Felicia Day). The only thing standing in his way is Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion), Billy’s superhero archnemesis. Created by Joss Whedon. Extras: Commentary by the cast and creators; "Commentary! The Musical": 42 minutes of all new music where the cast and creators ignore the movie and sing about the writers' strike…and each other; behind-the-scenes featurettes; the top 10 video applications submitted by fans who want to join the Evil League of Evil; three Easter eggs. $14.95. (New Video).
Eddie Murphy Delirious Special 25th Anniversary Edition (1983) Taped live and in concert at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. in August 1983, the stand-up special originally aired uncut on the then-still new concept of premium TV and became a massive seller on something called VHS tape. Extras: Deleted footage from original concert, exclusive unedited interview with Eddie Murphy hosted by Byron Allen, new featurette with comics talking about the influence "Eddie Murphy Delirious" had on them: Chris Rock, Katt Williams, Cedric the Entertainer, Martin Lawrence, Chris Tucker, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Sinbad, Earthquake, Anthony Anderson, David Allen Grier, Wayne Brady, Arsenio Hall, Aries Spears, John Witherspoon and Ritch Shydner. (Anchor Bay).
Elmo and Abby's Birthday Fun (2009) Latest adventure from Sesame Street. Elmo and Sesame Street's resident fairy in training Abby Cadabby teach kids about customary birthday traditions around the world. $14.93. (Genius Products).
He's Just Not That Into You (2009) Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Connelly, Kevin Connolly, Bradley Cooper, Ginnifer Goodwin, Scarlett Johansson, Justin Long. Extras: Deleted scenes, Also available on Blu-ray Disc with additional footage and featurettes. (Warner).
Inning By Inning: A Portrait of a Coach (2008) Heartwarming documentary biopic of Augie Garrido, head baseball coach at the University of Texas and the winningest coach in NCAA Division I history. Directed by Richard Linklater. Extras: Full-length feature on the Texas Longhorns' 2005 season: "A Game of Adversity"; feature on Garrido’s coaching philosophy: "Extra Innings With Augie." (Virgil Films & Entertainment).
The Jetsons: Season 2, Volume 1 (1984-85) Three-disc set with 21 episodes, $34.98. Extras: "The Jetsons Return to the Future" featurette. (Warner).
The People's Republic of Capitalism (2008) Ted Koppel's revealing, four-part look at U.S.-China economic ties. Two-disc set, $39.99. Extras: Interview with Ted Koppel; 20-page viewer's guide. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Athena/Acorn Media).
Prison Break: Season Four (2008) Six-disc set with the last season's 20 episodes, $49.98. Extras: Commentary. (Fox).
Quincy, M.E.: Season 3 (1977-78) Four-disc set with 20 episodes, $39.98. (Universal).
Raising the Bar: The Complete First Season (2008) Three-disc set with 10 episodes, $39.99. Extras: "Behind the Bar: An After-Hours Roundtable With the Cast," "Sworn Testimony: True Stories of a Public Defender," bloopers, commentaries. (Disney).
Revolutionary Road (2008) Dir.: Sam Mendes; Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates, Kathryn Hahn, Michael Shannon, Zoe Kazan, David Harbour. Extras: Commentary by Sam Mendes and screenwriter Justin Haythe, "Lives of Quite Desperation: The Making of Revolutionary Road," deleted scenes. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Paramount).
Silent Venom (AKA Recoil) (2009) Tom Berenger, Luke Perry, Krista Allen. An unstoppable mutant snake species breaks loose aboard a decommissioned submarine. (Fox).
Spring Breakdown (2009) Amber Tamblyn, Will Arnett, Amy Poehler, Parker Posey, Mae Whitman. Comedy about three women vacation together at a popular travel destination for college co-eds on spring break. Extras: Commentary, additional scenes, gag reel. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).
The Zula Patrol: Animal Adventures in Space! (2009) Feature-length DVD based on the Parents Choice award-winning TV series, "The Zula Patrol," which airs Saturday mornings on NBC as part of the Qubo programming block and weekdays and weekends on public television stations. Contains five different adventures from the series, plus never-before-seen animated footage that ties the episodes together. Follows the intrepid intergalactic aliens as they travel the universe in humor-filled stories that begin with a challenge, and end with a resolution, as they explore how insects, reptiles, mammals, plants and rocks form and interact with each other. $14.98. Extras: Zula sing-along. (Well Go USA).