COUCH THEATER — DVD PREVIEWS

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Buzz Lightyear from “Toy Story 3”

By DNA Smith
PICKS OF THE WEEK
“Toy Story 3” (G) — Hands-down, one of the top three films of the year, and Disney is pulling out the stops with its home-video releases. There’s a four-disc (two DVD, two Blu-Ray) combo that is packed to the rafters with special features that include tons of behind-the-scenes featurettes and games. Also being released this week is a massive 10-disc boxed set of the entire “Toy Story” trilogy packaged in a cute little toy box.

“The Bridge on the River Kwai” (PG) — Alec Guinness gives a bravura performance in David Lean’s epic 1957 tale of a British colonel leading his fellow prisoners of war to build a bridge for their Japanese captors during World War II. This commemorative set includes a 35-page book with stories and photos from the production, lobby cards, a clip from “The Steve Allen Show” featuring Guinness and co-star William Holden, and archival audio of Holden narrating the premier of the film.

“The Sound of Music” (45th Anniversary Edition) (G) — Like “The Wizard of Oz,” “The Sound of Music” is one of those timeless musicals that is discovered and embraced by every generation since its release. Like most anniversary releases, there are several different packages you can choose from depending on how many special features you want and whether you have Blu-Ray or just DVD. The biggest and best release is the $70 Limited Edition Collector’s set, which includes 2 Blu-Ray and 1 DVD, a CD of the soundtrack, a 100-page “My Favorite Things” scrapbook, a reproduction of the 1965 souvenir program and a limited edition music box.

“Winnebago Man” (NR) — Jack Rebney isn’t a household word, but those who enjoy a hilarious viral video know him as The Winnebago Man, or “The Angriest Man in the World.” A compilation video of him having a series of profanity-laden meltdowns while trying to film a promotional video of a Winnebago he’s trying to sell has been making the rounds for 20 years. “Winnebago Man” is a documentary about a guy who goes in search of Rebney, who disappeared two decades ago. He finds the elderly motorhome salesman living alone on a mountaintop, completely unaware of his cult fame.

TV SERIES
“HBO’s The Pacific”
“The Larry Sanders Show” The Complete Series
“Beverly Hills 90210” The 10th and Final Season
“Deadliest Catch” Season Six
“V” The Complete First Season
“The Fugitive” The Fourth and Final Season, Volume One
“Mad About You” The Complete Fifth Season
“The Facts of Life” The Complete Fifth Season
“Hannah Montana” Who Is Hannah Montana
“Nip/Tuck” The Complete Series
“Kathy Griffin — My Life on the D-List” Season Two

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