Originally created 04/01/04

Extras, extras

JUST OUT: Brother Bear, House of Sand and Fog and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

TUESDAY: Cheaper by the Dozen, The Matrix Revolutions, and The Gospel of John

APRIL 13: She's Out of Control

APRIL 20: The Haunted Mansion, Kill Bill: Vol. 1 and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

BROTHER BEAR (DISNEY, $29.99) A cocky youth learns the bare necessities in Disney's latest animated tale. Joaquin Phoenix provides the voice of a young man who gets a lesson in humanity when he's transformed into a bear and must rely on the good graces of other animals to make his way in the world.

HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG (DREAMWORKS, $26.99) A stark, dark, unsettling drama of tragic compulsion and misunderstanding, which earned Oscar nominations for Ben Kingsley and Shohreh Aghdashloo. Jennifer Connelly stars as a down-on-her-luck woman who loses her family home over back taxes and embarks on a calamitous quest to get it back from the new owners (Mr. Kingsley and Ms. Aghdashloo).

THE SUNSHINE BOYS, GOING IN STYLE, THE LATE SHOW, THE PRISONER OF SECOND AVENUE (WARNER BROS., 19.98 EACH) Warner Bros. resurrects four superior flicks from the 1970s. George Burns' film renaissance began with his Oscar-winning performance in The Sunshine Boys, co-starring with Walter Matthau as feuding vaudevillians planning a reunion. Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg are elderly bank robbers in Going in Style, an early gem from director Martin Brest, best known lately for last year's bomb Gigli. Carney's a private eye and Lily Tomlin's a batty client in The Late Show, a witty murder thriller that pays homage to classic 1940s detective tales. Jack Lemmon and Anne Bancroft star in Neil Simon's The Prisoner of Second Avenue, the story of an executive who comes unglued after losing his job.

CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON (PARAMOUNT, $89.99) William Petersen and his gang of science geeks continue their crime-busting ways. Season three's 23 episodes are packed on six DVDs, with extras that include a glimpse into brainstorming sessions among the show's writers and background on the grisly visual effects that give viewers an insider's look at victims' anatomy.

HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET: THE COMPLETE SEASON 4 (A&E, $99.95) One of television's most intense crime shows returns with a six-disc set packing 22 episodes. Co-star Clark Johnson provides commentary on one episode, while the set includes an interview with executive producers Barry Levinson, Tom Fontana and others. Fans of the show's soundtracks will like the detailed listing of songs used to underscore the action.

SANFORD AND SON: THE FOURTH SEASON (COLUMBIA TRISTAR, $20.95) Another bargain for situation comedy fans who want just the 1970s show without all the DVD bells and whistles. The reasonably priced three-disc set crams in 24 episodes of Redd Foxx as scheming junkman Fred Sanford.


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