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New DVDs: ‘Terabithia,’ ‘Reno 911! Miami’

Also new: ‘Miss Potter,’ seasons one of ‘Silver Spoons,’ ‘Picket Fences’
/ Source: The Associated Press

“Bridge to Terabithia”Fantasy comes alive in this family hit adapted from the acclaimed children’s novel by Katherine Paterson, the screenplay co-written by her son, playwright David Paterson. The tale of friendship and first love centers on a shy, creative boy (Josh Hutcherson) who bonds with the new girl in school (AnnaSophia Robb), the two spinning lavish stories of a make-believe kingdom that springs to life, putting the two in control of a fantastical realm of ogres, giants and other creatures. Extras on the DVD and Blu-ray discs include featurettes on the themes of the book and the digital wizardry that went into the big-screen land of Terabithia, plus a music video by Robb, who joins with Hutcherson on audio commentary. Director Gabor Csupo and collaborators provide a second commentary track. DVD, $29.99; Blu-ray, $34.99. (Disney) Read the review

“Reno 911! Miami”The demented law-upholders from “Reno 911!”, the spoof of the reality show “Cops,” take their raunchy ways to the big-screen. The movie version sends the pistol-packing uniformed gang to Miami for a police convention, where a quarantine of the local cops puts our dubious heroes out on the Florida streets to protect, serve and otherwise cause mayhem. The movie is available in the R-rated theatrical release or in an unrated version. Extras on both versions include commentary with director Robert Ben Garant and the screenwriters, who also offer commentary for deleted scenes. The unrated version has more extended scenes, plus a series of mock public-service announcements and two more commentary tracks by some of the actors in character. DVD, $29.98. (20th Century Fox)

“Miss Potter”

Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor co-starred in the 2003 retro romance “Down With Love,” a throwback to 1960s sex comedies. Now they take a bigger step back in time with this love story set a century ago in the life of children’s author Beatrix Potter, whose works include the beloved “The Tale of Peter Rabbit.” Zellweger’s Miss Potter, aiming for lifelong spinsterhood after swearing off the idea of marriage, is surprised to find herself swept up in a romance with her publisher (McGregor). The DVD comes with a behind-the-scenes featurette and a documentary segment on Potter herself, along with a music video and commentary with director Chris Noonan. DVD, $28.95. (Genius) Read the review

“Bruce Willis: Die Hard Collection”As Willis returns to his best-known action role, indefatigable cop John McClane, in “Live Free and Die Hard,” a four-disc set gathers the first three movies in the franchise: 1988’s “Die Hard,” 1990’s “Die Hard 2” and 1995’s “Die Hard With a Vengeance.” Each flick comes with director’s commentary, while the original “Die Hard” allows viewers to see the movie in the theatrical release or an edition with an extended scene edited back in. The fourth disc has two documentary segments looking back at McClane’s adventures as the “wrong guy, wrong place, wrong time.” DVD set, $39.98. (20th Century Fox)

“If....”This 1968 story of anarchy and rebellion was the first of three films by director Lindsay Anderson in which Malcolm McDowell played the wily character Mick Travis (they followed with 1973’s “O Lucky Man!” and 1982’s “Britannia Hospital”). The tale of student Travis and his mates as they battle the authority figures running their British boarding school, “If....” makes its DVD debut in a two-disc set with the original British version, an edgier edition than the one normally seen in America. McDowell provides commentary, and the set has a 2003 episode from the Scottish film show “Cast and Crew” that featured collaborators of the late Anderson, including McDowell and filmmaker Stephen Frears, who was an assistant director on “If....” The set also includes a 1954 documentary co-directed by Anderson about a school for deaf children. DVD set, $39.95. (Criterion)

TV on DVD:

“Picket Fences: Season One” — Part of the early 1990s wave of weird little burghs on TV that included “Twin Peaks” and “Northern Exposure,” this series from David E. Kelley stars Tom Skerritt as a sheriff and Kathy Baker as his wife in a small town that is equal parts Norman Rockwell and Alfred Hitchcock. The six-disc set has the first 22 episodes, plus a featurette. DVD set, $59.98. (20th Century Fox)

“Silver Spoons: The Complete First Season” — The 1980s sitcom starred Ricky Schroder as a kid reunited with his dad, who runs a giant toy company, setting up a child-is-father-to-the-man comedy between a precocious boy and an eccentric manchild. The first 22 episodes come in a three-disc set. DVD set, $29.95. (Sony)

“Lovejoy: The Complete Season One” — Before he was the cutthroat saloon keeper of “Deadwood,” Ian McShane played an antiques dealer and amateur sleuth in the British crime series that debuted in 1986. A three-disc set has the first 10 episodes. (DVD set, $49.98. (BBC)

“Perry Mason: Season 2, Volume 1” — Raymond Burr is back on the case as the classic defense attorney. The first 15 episodes of season two are packed in a four-disc set. DVD set, $42.99. (Paramount)

“Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: Season Three, Volume One” — Richard Basehart and David Hedison resume their voyages aboard a super submarine that battles madmen, nuclear threats and sea beasties. The three-disc set has the first 13 episodes from the third season. DVD set, $39.98. (20th Century Fox)

“Animaniacs: Volume Three,” “Pinky and the Brain: Volume Three” — The 1990s animated shows presented by Steven Spielberg return in a pair of DVD sets. The five-disc “Animaniacs” package has 25 episodes, while the four-disc “Pinky and the Brain” set has that show’s final 22 installments. DVD sets, $44.98 each. (Warner Bros.)