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Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2008

'College Road Trip'

Martin Lawrence makes life miserable for Raven-Symone as they hit the highway in this family comedy. Lawrence plays a well-meaning but meddlesome dad who butts into his daughter's hunt for the right college, accompanying her and her friends on their mishap-laden trip. The DVD and Blu-ray discs have an alternate opening and alternate endings, plus deleted scenes with commentary from director Roger Kumble. The full movie has commentary with Kumble, Raven-Symone and the screenwriters. Raven-Symone also pitches in with a music video and a video diary of her experiences on the set. DVD, $29.99; Blu-ray, $34.99.

'The Bank Job'

Jason Statham makes an unauthorized withdrawal in this solid heist flick from director Roger Donaldson. Statham stars as a car dealer who meets up with a beautiful woman (Saffron Burrows) from his old haunts and gets in way over his head after she lets him in on a robbery of cash and jewels from a London bank. Two-disc DVD and Blu-ray editions come with extended footage, a making-of featurette and a segment on the 1971 Lloyd's Bank job that inspired the film. Single DVD, $29.95; two-disc DVD set, $34.98; Blu-ray, $39.99.

'Shutter'

This horror tale centers on a photographer (Joshua Jackson) and his new wife (Rachael Taylor) who are exposed to a vengeful spirit from beyond on a trip to Japan, where the photos that result contain ghostly images of a woman on a haunting mission. DVD, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.98.

'Penelope'

Christina Ricci is the fairest pig-faced girl in the land in this contemporary twist on fairy-tale romance. The comic tale stars Ricci as a young woman afflicted by a family curse - the snout of a pig - with James McAvoy as a suitor who may hold the key to lifting the curse. Ricci and McAvoy are backed by a great cast that includes Catherine O'Hara, Peter Dinklage, Richard E. Grant and Reese Witherspoon, who also is a producer on the film. DVD, $25.99.

'Trafic'

French filmmaker and actor Jacques Tati returns to his Monsieur Hulot persona one last time with this 1971 comedy about an automotive designer who encounters endless troubles while taking his gadget-loaded camper to a car show in Amsterdam. Highlighting the extras in the two-disc set is the 1989 two-part documentary "In the Footsteps of M. Hulot," made by Tati's daughter, Sophie Tatischeff. The set also includes a 1971 interview with cast members from French television, the 1973 TV show "The Comedy of Jacques Tati" and an essay by film critic Jonathan Romney. DVD set, $39.95.

TV on DVD:

"Saving Grace: Season One" - DVD set, $49.98.

"Evening Shade: Season One" - DVD set, $42.99.

"Dallas: The Complete Ninth Season" - DVD set, $39.98.

"Reno 911! The Complete Fifth Season" - DVD set, $39.98.

"Birds of Prey: The Complete Series" - DVD set, $39.98.



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