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Here's a roundup of what's new this week in home video releases, and a calendar of what's coming:

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson star in Southland Tales.  Special
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson star in Southland Tales.


WHAT: Disney flips its animation legacy on its head with this hit fairy-tale musical about a cartoon princess whose happily ever-after turns into a through-the-looking-glass journey to modern Manhattan. Amy Adams stars as the storybook princess Giselle, who is about to wed her dream beau when her wicked stepmother-to-be (Susan Sarandon) hurls her from the animated realm to real-world New York, where she livens up the shaky life of a single dad (Patrick Dempsey).

EXTRAS: Director Kevin Lima provides introductions for a batch of deleted scenes, and other extras include a short film featuring Giselle's chipmunk pal. The Blu-ray disc allows viewers to bring up segments relating to the movie's references to classic Disney flicks.

COST: DVD, $29.99; Blu-ray, $34.99 (Disney)

'battlestar galactica' Season Three

what: The acclaimed sci-fi series starring Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell follows a ragtag fleet of survivors as they search for mythical Earth after a sneak attack by machine enemies wipes out most of humanity. The six-disc set has the third year's 20 episodes, most of which are accompanied by deleted scenes and commentary.

COST: $59.98 (Universal)

'the pebbles and bamm-bamm show'


what: The Flintstones' baby girl and the Rubbles' little boy grow up for some teen adventures in this short-lived 1970s cartoon show. All 16 episodes are packed in a two-disc set.

COST: $26.99 (Warner Bros.)

'love in the time of cholera'

WHAT: Javier Bardem stars in the adaptation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novel, which follows the unfaltering passion of a man who waits a lifetime to be with his true love.

EXTRAS: Deleted scenes, a making-of feature and commentary from director Mike Newell.

COST: DVD, $27.95 (New Line)

'southland tales'

WHAT: Writer-director Richard Kelly assembled a big-name cast including Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Justin Timberlake and Mandy Moore for this ambitious though incomprehensible end-of-the-world tale set around Los Angeles in the near future.

EXTRAS: A featurette and an animated short.

COST: DVD, $24.96 (Sony)


WHAT: Jason Statham and Ray Liotta lead the cast in this thriller about a gambler targeted for a hit by the casino boss he took to the cleaners at the tables.

EXTRAS: Director Guy Ritchie offers commentary, and deleted scenes.

COST: DVD, $24.96 (Sony)


Coming Tuesday: Wristcutters: A Love Story

April 1: Alvin and the Chipmunks, Resurrecting the Champ, What Love Is

April 8: The 11th Hour, The Final Season, Lions for Lambs, Music Within, The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep

April 22: Starting Out in the Evening, Trailer Park Boys: The Movie

April 29: The Golden Compass, Moondance Alexander, Nanking

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