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New DVDs: ‘Disturbia,’ ‘TMNT’

Also new: ‘I Think I Love My Wife,’ season 10 of ‘The Simpsons’
/ Source: The Associated Press

“Disturbia”In a warmup to his summer blockbuster with “Transformers,” Shia LaBeouf starred in this sturdy teen thriller that borrowed its basic plot from Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rear Window” — a home-bound voyeur who’s convinced he has a murderer for a neighbor. LaBeouf plays a youth sentenced to house arrest, alleviating his boredom by spying on the locals, including a man (David Morse) whom our hero suspects is a serial killer. The DVD comes with deleted scenes, outtakes, a making-of featurette, a trivia quiz and a music video. LaBeouf also teams with co-star Sarah Roemer and director D.J. Caruso for audio commentary. DVD, $29.99; Blu-ray or HD DVD, $39.99. (Paramount) Read the review

“TMNT”The battling “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” return to the big-screen in a computer-animated update featuring the voices of Patrick Stewart, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Laurence Fishburne and Ziyi Zhang. The new adventure has the turtles taking on an army of monsters unleashed by a villain aiming to take over the world. Besides the standard DVD release, the movie is available in high-definition formats as a Blu-ray disc or a combination disc with the HD DVD and standard DVD versions. Extras include an alternate opening and ending, plus a deleted scene, interviews with cast and crew and commentary by writer-director Kevin Munroe. DVD, $28.98; Blu-ray disc, $34.99; HD DVD combo disc, $39.99 (Warner Bros.)

Joining the movie on DVD is “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 5,” a three-disc set packing 18 episodes from the cartoon TV series that aired in the 1990s. DVD set, $24.98. (Lionsgate)

“Are We Done Yet?”Ice Cube returns to family friendly form with this follow-up to his previous comedy hit “Are We There Yet?” The happy ending of that road-trip tale is short-lived as Cube, his pregnant wife (Nia Long) and his two new stepchildren leave behind city life for the ’burbs, only to discover the house they’ve bought is a money pit. John C. McGinley co-stars as a lunatic building contractor hired to fix up the place, whose destructive methods threaten to bring down the roof. DVD extras include a behind-the-scenes segment and a featurette on McGinley’s character, plus a blooper reel and a quiz about the movie. DVD, $28.95; Blu-ray, $38.96 (Sony)

“I Think I Love My Wife”

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Chris Rock takes on acting, directing and writing duties with this update of Eric Rohmer’s “Chloe in the Afternoon.” Rock stars as a happily married but bored man constantly fantasizing about other women and suddenly facing real temptation when an old acquaintance (Kerry Washington) who happens to be a knockout comes back into his life. Rock offers audio commentary, and the DVD features deleted scenes and outtakes. There are also behind-the-scenes segments on the making of the movie, the film’s premiere and casting, plus a music video. DVD, $29.98. (20th Century Fox) Read the review

“Unaccompanied Minors”The curmudgeonly talents of comic Lewis Black are wasted in this dreary holiday comedy about a group of youths wreaking havoc at an airport where they’re stranded along with other travelers after a storm grounds all flights on Christmas Eve. Black, who plays an irascible airport official trying to chase down the kids, joins director Paul Feig and the screenwriters for commentary. The DVD also features deleted scenes and a couple of behind-the-scenes segments. DVD, $28.98. (Warner Bros.)

TV on DVD:

“The Simpsons: The Complete Tenth Season” — After their big-screen triumph with “The Simpsons Movie,” the cartoon family is back with a four-disc set containing all 23 episodes from year 10. DVD extras include deleted scenes and commentary with series creator Matt Groening and collaborators. DVD set, $49.98. (20th Century Fox)

“8 Simple Rules: The Complete First Season” — John Ritter, who died shortly into the second season of this sit-com, stars as a dad who lays down strict but funny guidelines for dating his teenage daughters. Katey Sagal co-stars as Ritter’s wife in the show, whose first 28 episodes come in a three-disc set. DVD set, $23.99. (Disney)

“Rome: The Complete Second Season” — A five-disc set presents the final 10 episodes of the lavish series set in ancient Roman times, with two warrior pals (Kevin McKidd and Ray Stevenson) caught up in intrigue and personal crises after the assassination of Julius Caesar. DVD set, $99.98. (HBO)

“The Hills: The Complete Second Season” — The reality show follows the continuing adventures of four young women on their own in Los Angeles. Year two’s 12 episodes come in a three-disc set. DVD set, $39.99. (Paramount)

“Home Improvement: The Complete Seventh Season” — Tim Allen returns as the host of a TV repair show with a talent for causing chaos. The three-disc set has year seven’s 25 episodes. DVD set, $23.99. (Disney)

“Roseanne: The Complete Eighth Season” — Roseanne Barr and John Goodman are back in the sit-com about a working-class family. A four-disc set has year eight’s 25 episodes. DVD set, $39.98. (Starz)

“Full House: The Complete Seventh Season” — Bob Saget and John Stamos star in the sit-com about a widower raising his daughters with the help of friends and family. The seventh season’s 24 episodes are packed in a four-disc set. DVD set, $29.98. (Warner Bros.)

“Soul Food: The Series — The Second Season” — Vanessa Williams, Nicole Ari Parker and Malinda Williams lead the cast of this drama following the lives of three sisters and their families. The second season’s 20 episodes are included in a five-disc set. DVD set, $49.99. (Paramount)

“The Muppet Show: Season Two” — Kermit the Frog and friends are joined by such guests as Bob Hope, Julie Andrews, Peter Sellers, George Burns and Elton John. A four-disc set has all 24 episodes from year two. DVD set, $39.99. (Disney)

“That Girl: Season Three” — Marlo Thomas and her loving boyfriend (Ted Bessell) continue their romance in the sit-com about a single woman coping with social change in the 1960s. Year three’s 26 episodes come in a four-disc set. DVD set, $39.99. (Shout)