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Here's a roundup of what's out this week in video and DVD, and a calendar of what's coming:

By day, Christopher Mintz-Plasse is Fogell, a self-assured but somewhat nerdy guy. By night, he is McLovin, the 25-year-old Hawaiian organ donor with the guts to dance with the sexiest girl in school, Nicola, played by Aviva Farber, in Superbad.  Associated Press
Associated Press
By day, Christopher Mintz-Plasse is Fogell, a self-assured but somewhat nerdy guy. By night, he is McLovin, the 25-year-old Hawaiian organ donor with the guts to dance with the sexiest girl in school, Nicola, played by Aviva Farber, in Superbad.

'SUPERBAD'

WHAT: Geeks staked a claim to much of the summer audience with this comedy hit produced by Judd Apatow, the director of The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up. Co-written by and co-starring Apatow regular Seth Rogen, the lead player from Knocked Up, the movie features Jonah Hill, Michael Cera and Christopher Mintz-Plasse as social misfits on a prowl for booze in hopes of scoring with women at a party as high-school graduation nears.

EXTRAS: Along with deleted and extended scenes, there's a run-through from 2002 in which Mr. Rogen reads the part that went to Mr. Hill.

COST: Single DVD, $28.95; two-disc DVD set, $34.95; two-disc Blu-ray set, $43.95 (Sony)

'SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE'

THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON

WHAT: An eight-disc set packs all 23 episodes from the late-night comedy show's 1976-77 season, which saw Chevy Chase depart but Bill Murray join the cast, which included John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Gilda Radner.

COST: DVD set, $69.98 (Universal)

'THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.'

THE COMPLETE SERIES

WHAT: The 1960s spy series arrives on DVD in its entirety with a 41-disc package containing all 105 episodes. The show starred Robert Vaughn and David McCallum as agents for the United Network Command for Law Enforcement, an agency battling a shadowy group bent on world domination.

EXTRAS: Interviews with the two stars and segments on the shows gadgets.

COST: DVD set, $249.95 (Time Life www.timelife.com)

'24'

SEASON SIX

WHAT: The U.S. government bails Kiefer Sutherland out of hellish imprisonment in China -- and promptly turns him over to terrorists for execution. Of course, his day is just beginning as the bad guys set off a nuclear explosion on American soil and Mr. Sutherland's Jack Bauer races to prevent other bombs from going off. A seven-disc set has all 24 episodes from the sixth year.

COST: DVD, $59.98 (20th Century Fox)

'BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: RAZOR'

WHAT: Ten days after its TV premiere, the feature-length movie spinoff of the sci-fi series lands on DVD. Featuring Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell and other series cast members, the tale follows the journey of a sister battleship that survives the sneak attack that virtually wipes out humanity.

COST: DVD, $26.98 (Universal)

TAKE IT HOME

JUST OUT: Nanny Diaries and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

COMING TUESDAY: HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2 and Interview

DEC. 18: Halloween, Once and Underdog

DEC. 26: American Pie Presents: Beta House and Rush Hour 3

JAN. 1: Shoot 'Em Up

JAN. 8: Dans Paris

JAN. 22: Adrift in Manhattan


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