Action, violence, revenge and espionage -- this week's DVD releases feature all that plus hours of bonus goodies for fans of these cinematic classics:
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1967, MGM: two-disc DVD $29.98; not rated). Clint Eastwood stars as the Man With No Name who teams with two gunslingers in pursuit of stolen gold.
Wyatt Earp (1994, Warner Bros.: two-disc DVD $26.99; PG-13) Kevin Costner is the legendary lawman of the Wild West in this biographical tale about Earp and his family. Gene Hackman and Dennis Quaid co-star.
Enter the Dragon (1973, MGM: two-disc DVD $29.98; R) Bruce Lee is an intelligence agent who masquerades as a contestant in a karate tournament to infiltrate a drug ring.
The Great Escape (1963, MGM: two-disc DVD $29.98; PG) Steve McQueen stars as a prisoner-of-war under maximum security. The Nazis have unwittingly assembled a fine military escape team within their prison walls. Together, the crafty crew plot and scheme their way to freedom.
-- Tracy L. Scott
Current DVD/Video Releases
Around the World in 80 Days (Warner Bros.: DVD $26.99; not rated) Orson Welles narrated this tale, based on the Jules Verne novel, about an Englishman who leaves his home aboard a steamship. He supposedly is looking for adventure, but he may really be a thief fleeing the scene of a crime. The 1956 movie won an Oscar for best film.
Smallville: The Complete Second Season (Warner Bros: six-disc DVD $59.98) This collection includes all 23 episodes from the show's second season, a Christopher Reeve featurette, "The Chloe Chronicle" Webisode and audio commentaries from the show's producers. Tom Welling stars in the WB drama as the teenage Kryptonian superhero.
The Waltons: The Complete First Season (Warner Bros.: five-disc DVD $49.98) They all said goodnight, but now they're up again to entertain viewers. Twenty-four episodes are included in this collection. The Emmy Award-winning series features the Depression-era family as they face the challenges of the 1930s on Walton's Mountain.
The West Wing: The Complete Second Season (Warner Bros.: four-disc DVD $59.98) All 22 episodes of the second season are included in this collection of the NBC drama, which has won more than 20 Emmy Awards and stars Martin Sheen as the U.S. president. Behind-the-scenes looks, deleted scenes and commentaries also are included.
You Got Served (Columbia TriStar: $28.95; PG-13) Members of the now-defunct R&B group B2K star in this film in which young hopefuls compete to be the best of the hip-hop street dancers. Marques Houston, Steve Harvey and Jennifer Freeman co-star.