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Rocky: The Undisputed Collection (Blu-ray) (NR)

MGM Home Entertainment

Been looking for a reason to finally buy a Blu-ray player? Well, now you've got six reasons! Rocky: The Undisputed Collection puts all of Sylvester Stallone's iconic all-American heroism into one nicely packaged set: 1976's Oscar-winning Rocky, 1979's Apollo Creed rematch Rocky II, 1982's duel with Mr. T in Rocky III, taking on the Russians in Rocky IV, the much-maligned return-to-the-roots Rocky V and, best of all, 2006's bittersweet send-off, Rocky Balboa. They're presented with the best possible picture and sound, plus more than three hours of extra features. This is the ultimate way to experience and revel in the greatest cinematic underdog story ever made, and definitely the best reissue box set of the year. So stop the procrastinating already and plunk down the greenbacks! — Louis Fowler

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Andy Barker, P.I.: The Complete Series (PG)

Shout! Factory

I'll be honest with you: I had never heard of this, another one of Andy Richter's brief attempts at spinning off his comically good-natured cherub-like qualities into a successful television venture. This one, Andy Barker, P.I., was produced by pal Conan O'Brien and lasted only six laugh-filled episodes. Andy is a likable CPA who, every week, is mistakenly brought into the world of private detective work. Each episode is a hilarious, quirk-filled romp with so many bizarre sojourns that it's honestly a miracle it lasted six episodes; it's way too ridiculous and friendly spirited to really become appointment viewing, although it probably would've done gangbusters on HBO or Showtime. Sadly, that'll never happen, but at least here you can enjoy the show for an afternoon. — Louis Fowler

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Spread (R)

Anchor Bay Home Entertainment

When Oscar time rolls around, let's not forgot to throw this unlikely name into the ring: Ashton Kutcher. If you thought his performance as a braindead teen on That '70s Show was groundbreaking, you gotta see him as a shallow, self-involved, dim-witted pretty boy named, ahem, "Nikki," whose main aim in life is to seduce rich cougars and live off their pathetic need for attention from a young douchebag. It's almost as if Spread were a reality show filmed straight from Kutcher's bedroom. Half the time, I don't think he even knows the camera is on! About midway through, when he finds "love," the comedy gets even better as Kutcher strains for some level of dramatic achievement. It's everything an unintentional comedy should be. And, as for that Oscar ... just kidding, Ashton. You got Punk'd. — Louis Fowler

The Nicolas Cage Star Collection / The Jodie Foster Star Collection / The Clint Eastwood Star Collection (NR)

MGM Home Entertainment/20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

The next wave of DVDs from the fantastic "Star Collection" series is out, and here we get three of the best spotlighted stars: Clint Eastwood, Jodie Foster and Nicolas Cage. Gathering some of the best films they have to offer, these affordably priced collections are a great way to build up a movie library quickly. In the Clint collection, you get seminal Westerns A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, and Hang 'Em High. With Jodie, you'll find Silence of the Lambs, The Little Man Tate, The Hotel New Hampshire and the great 1980s teen-rebellion flick The Foxes. Finally, the Nic Cage collection offers a double-shot of Oscar-winners Leaving Las Vegas and Moonstruck, the mildly amusing Honeymoon in Vegas and the '80s comedy Valley Girl. All these titles are worth having, and at approximately $5 per movie, you can't beat the price. — Louis Fowler


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