Ben Stiller co-wrote, directed and stars with Robert Downey Jr. and Jack Black in this action comedy about a gang of self-important actors whose Vietnam War shoot turns into real combat as they encounter a ruthless drug gang in the jungles of Asia. Stiller's unrated director's cut, with 14 minutes of additional footage, is available in a two-disc DVD set and in the Blu-ray release; the R-rated theatrical version comes in a single-disc DVD. Among the extras on each are commentaries from Stiller, one with Downey and Black.
The two-disc DVD set and Blu-ray release have deleted and extended scenes and behind-the-scenes segments. Single-disc DVD, $29.98; two-disc DVD set, $34.98; Blu-ray, $39.99. (Paramount)
‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2'
Never miss a local story.
America Ferrera, Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel and Blake Lively return as the friends who bond over a ragged article of shared clothing. This time, the four are off on their own, attending college while trying to maintain the connection to their old pals.
The DVD and Blu-ray come with deleted footage accompanied by commentary from director Sanaa Hamri, plus a gag reel and a featurette on how the movie's final scene was developed. DVD, $28.98; Blu-ray, $35.99. (Warner Bros.)
The high-school dark comedy starring Winona Ryder, Christian Slater and Shannen Doherty is back to mark its 20th anniversary. Ryder is a cool chick who hangs with a popular trio of girls all named Heather, until Christian Slater arrives to blow things up a bit. A boxed set shaped like a miniature school locker packs a two-disc DVD version and the Blu-ray debut of the movie, along with a T-shirt, a yearbook replica and more. The DVD and Blu-ray set, $89.97; Blu-ray standalone disc, $29.97. (Anchor Bay)
TV on DVD
“Hannah Montana: The Complete First Season” – Miley Cyrus is an undercover celebrity in the series about a teen living a double life as a pop-music star and an average schoolgirl.
The four-disc set has the first 26 episodes, cast interviews and a featurette on Cyrus in her hometown of Nashville, Tenn. DVD set, $39.99. (Disney)
“Star Trek: The Original Series – Season Three” – The final year of the 1960s TV series lands in a DVD update with new special effects and freshly recorded music. The seven-disc package has 24 episodes; extras include segments on some co-stars. DVD set, $99.99. (Paramount)
“The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus: Collector's Edition” – The joke's on Python completists who already bought one of the earlier versions of the complete comedy series. Now they'll want to shell out again for this 21-disc expansion, with the entire series, live performances, best-of sketch collections and two documentaries. DVD set, $159.95. (A&E)
“Charmed: The Complete Series” – A mammoth 49-disc set packs all 173 episodes of the series featuring Shannen Doherty, Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan and Holly Marie Combs as witches using their powers for good.
Extras include the unaired pilot. Available in a regular-sized DVD edition or a massive “Deluxe Edition” in coffee-table-book-style packaging. DVD set, $271.99; “Deluxe Edition,” $317.99. (Paramount)
“Hawaii Five-O: The Fifth Season” – Jack Lord and James MacArthur star as state police honchos booking crooks in major crimes on the islands. Season five's 24 episodes are included in a six-disc set. DVD set, $54.99. (Paramount)