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Selected home-video releases:

‘The Incredible Hulk'

The angry green guy returns in a new big-screen incarnation, with Edward Norton taking over as Bruce Banner, the scientist who turns into the Hulk when provoked after an experiment goes wrong. This installment has Banner on the run as he tries to find a cure for his condition, reunite with his girlfriend (Liv Tyler) and battle the Abomination, a fellow beast created by military honchos looking for cool new weapons. A three-disc DVD and two-disc Blu-ray set contain deleted scenes including an alternate opening, segments on transforming Norton into the Hulk and co-star Tim Roth into the Abomination, cast and crew commentary and a digital copy of the movie. The flick also comes in a single-disc DVD release with deleted scenes.

‘The Strangers'

Just what every couple needs: masked, armed, brutal marauders at their secluded vacation home. Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman star as the terrorized couple, who begin their evening in celebration at the wedding of friends but wind up facing savagery as intruders take over their home in the middle of the night. The DVD and Blu-ray releases come with both the R-rated theatrical version and an unrated cut that adds footage. Extras include deleted scenes and a behind-the-scenes segment.

‘Casino Royale'

With Daniel Craig set to reprise his James Bond role in “Quantum of Solace,” his first 007 adventure arrives in a new DVD version and debuts on Blu-ray. The film takes Bond back to his early days as a raw operative for British intelligence, taking on a terrorism financier in a high-stakes poker tournament and meeting — then losing — the love of his life (Eva Green). The three-disc DVD and two-disc Blu-ray sets have segments on the stunt work, the legacy of Bond women and Craig's preparations to take over a role previously handled by Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan and three other actors. DVD set, $28.96; Blu-ray set, $38.96. (Sony)

Also out is a new DVD version of the 1967 spoof version of Bond creator Ian Fleming's “Casino Royale,” featuring a horde of “James Bonds” including David Niven, Peter Sellers and Woody Allen. The disc includes commentary with a couple of Bond experts and a making-of featurette. DVD, $19.98. (MGM)


“Knight Rider: The Complete Collection”: David Hasselhoff returns as the detective whose partner is a souped-up talking car. All 90 episodes from the 1980s action show's four seasons are packed in a 24-disc set, which also includes the TV movie follow-up “Knight Rider 2000.” Among the extras are interviews with Hasselhoff and producer Glen Larson, who also provide commentary for the series pilot.

“Family Guy: Volume 6”: The animated hit centers on a messed-up family whose dog is brighter than the humans and whose infant child is plotting Armageddon. A three-disc set has 12 episodes from seasons five and six, along with a huge batch of deleted scenes and a making-of segment on the series' 100th episode.

“According to Jim: The Complete First Season”: Jim Belushi and Courtney Thorne-Smith star in the sitcom that debuted in 2001 about a brash dad, his peppy wife and their three kids. The first 22 episodes come in a four-disc set, which includes commentary and cast featurettes.