By DNA Smith
PICKS OF THE WEEK
“Up” — For me, “Up” is the best movie of the year, and Disney/Pixar has pulled out all the stops in the DVD release. You can get the film in a variety of different packages: a single-disc edition, a two-disc special edition and a whopping four-disc combo (there’s even a gift set that includes a wee Pixar desk lamp). Obviously, whichever version you pick will depend on how much you love special features, behind-the-scenes documentaries, deleted scenes and so forth.
“Sesame Street: 40 Years of Sunny Days” — “Sesame Street” turns 40 this year, and this two-disc retrospective highlights many of the best moments of this iconic children’s program. With more than five hours of footage, including favorite songs, celebrity guest appearances and backstage footage, this is a delightful treat not only for kids, but for parents looking to reminisce.
“The Official World Series Film Collection” — Wow. This 20-disc collection of historic World Series moments contains nearly 50 hours of footage spanning seven decades. Starting with the ’43 Yankees and ending with the 2008 Phillies, baseball fans of all ages will be able to relive the drama that only the Fall Classic can bring. Included in this massive boxed set is a 58-page commemorative book with a foreword by Bob Costas.
“Mamma Mia! The Movie” — Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! DVD Gift Set Version: If you already own the film, there’s really no reason to go out and grab this set, because there’s nothing new contained in the DVD. But, if you’re looking for a gift, this is perfect for the “Mamma Mia” fan in your life. The set includes the two-disc special edition, the CD soundtrack and a 32-page collectible book.
“Justice League” The Complete Series
“Keeping Up With the Kardashians” The Complete Second Season
“G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero” Complete Collectors Set
“Dragon Ball” Season Two
“Nash Bridges” The Third Season
“The Sarah Jane Adventures” The Complete Second Season
“JAG (Judge Advocate General)” The Ninth Season
“The Untouchables” Season Three, Vol. 2
© 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.