“Who says stoners lack motivation?” said The Sacramento Bee. In this action-packed comedy from Judd Apatow, potheads James Franco and Seth Rogen “run, jump, fight, and commandeer police cars” to escape killers. The DVD includes extended and alternate footage.
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
(Mutant Enemy Inc., $14.98)
Dr. Horrible was the best thing to come out of 2007’s writers strike, said the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Created as a Web series, Joss Whedon’s “wonderfully warped” film stars Neil Patrick Harris as a singing doctor who aspires to be a supervillain. Extras include commentary set to music.
The Films of Michael Powell
This set’s two wonderfully different films demonstrate the “distinctive sensibility” of the British director, said The New York Times. Both A Matter of Life and Death and Age of Consent balance typical British respect for tradition with “fearless iconoclasm and a rampant erotic delirium.”
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