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Best bets: ‘Dark Knight’ comes to DVD

"Dark Knight" on DVD, plus Heat Miser and Snow Miser get their own special, and 50 Cent's new CD comes out.
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DVDWhy so serious? Don't you know "The Dark Knight" is coming out on DVD this week? Sure, you can get the regular DVD, but the special edition contains over three hours of special features including six episodes of the "Gotham Tonight" news program. It's both enthralling and sad to watch Heath Ledger in what was one of his final roles before his untimely death a year ago. (On DVD Dec. 9)

There's something comforting about seeing the Twin Towers again. "Man on Wire" documents Philippe Petite's 1974 tightrope walk between them, and especially if you didn't see it in the theaters, you may want to check out the DVD. The buildings' destruction isn't discussed in the film, but then, that's not what this movie is about. Sometimes it's nice to just have memories untainted by the horrors of that day seven years ago. (On DVD Dec. 9)

The holiday specials just keep on coming. This week, don't miss the Rankin-Bass classic "The Year Without a Santa Claus," which you may know by its colloquial title, "The One With Heat Miser and Snow Miser." Can't get enough of the crazy two? They finally get their own show in "A Miser Brothers' Christmas," airing just two days after their original show. ("Santa Claus": ABC Family, Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m. "Miser Brothers": ABC Family, Dec. 13, 7 p.m.)

Keanu Reeves as an alien from outer space? Sounds like inspired casting. In “The Day the Earth Stood Still” he has a warning for the residents of Earth, but will they listen or simply panic? One guess. (Opens Dec. 12)

Michelle Williams gets an acting showcase in “Wendy and Lucy.” She plays a down-on-her-luck woman headed to Alaska with her dog Lucy, but lack of money turns every potential hardship she faces into a disaster.  (Opens Dec. 10)

Acting powerhouses Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman face off in “Doubt,” the story of a priest who is accused of pedophilia by a stern nun. Amy Adams (“Enchanted”) co-stars as the young nun who isn’t quite sure who to believe. (Opens Dec. 12)

Music After losing the much-publicized battle of the albums to Kanye West in 2007, 50 Cent returns with “Before I Self Destruct.” The rapper told Rolling Stone, “This album is a little more Clark Kent than Superman.” (On sale Dec. 9)

If you think hip-hop can’t be seductive and creamy, you’ve never listened to Common. He returns with “Universal Mind Control.” Rolling Stone magazine wrote, “Rap’s deep thinker wanted to make club bangers. So he got the Neptunes to shape this sexed-up set.” (On sale Dec. 9)