COUCH THEATER — DVD PREVIEWS

By DNA Smith

PICKS OF THE WEEK

“Doctor Who: The Complete Specials” (The Next Doctor/Planet of the Dead/The Waters of Mars/The End of Time Parts 1 and 2) — This five-disc set contains the final four episodes of David Tennant’s tenure as the eccentric, time-traveling hero, The Doctor. Not only do you get the episodes, but there’s also a ton of extras: All the “Doctor Who Confidential” episodes (containing behind-the-scenes footage and interviews), the musical special “Doctor Who at the Proms,” deleted scenes, David Tennant’s Video Diaries, audio commentaries and the panel discussion at last year’s Comic-Con. This is a boxed set every fan should own.

“Zombieland” — If you liked “Shaun of the Dead,” then you’ll love “Zombieland.” Woody Harrelson stars in this high-octane comedy as Tallahassee, one of the few human survivors of a zombie apocalypse who is hell-bent on finding every surviving Twinkie in the country. For his cross-country trek he teams up with a nerdy dude (Jesse Eisenberg) and two hot sisters (Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin) as they battle hordes of zombies on their way to the West Coast. I’m usually not a big fan of zombie flicks or Woody Harrelson, but “Zombieland” was surprisingly enjoyable. Man, was this a fun movie.

WORTH A LOOK

“Ong Bak 2: The Beginning” — Tony Jaa is unquestionably the best martial-arts movie star of this generation. He doesn’t use CGI or stunt doubles, and his fight scenes feature some of the most bone-crushingly intense action captured on film. Sadly, this long-awaited sequel to 2003’s “Ong Bak: The Thai Warrior” is something of a letdown. Yes, the fights are well-choreographed and thrilling to watch, but the pace of the film just draaaags, the acting is pretty bad even for a martial-arts film, and the cliffhanger ending is just plain lame.

TV SERIES

“Batman: The Brave and the Bold” Vol. 3
“The Mary Tyler Moore Show” The Complete Sixth Season
“Mister Ed” The Complete Second Season
“Beverly Hills 90210” Season Nine
“Dynasty” Season Four Vol. 2
“Dragon Ball” Season Three
“Doc Martin” Series 3
“Murder, She Wrote” The Complete Eleventh Season

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