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‘Vantage Point'

Someone's out to kill the president — and this breakneck thriller applies a Rashomon-style multiple-viewpoint approach to tell and retell the story through the eyes of people at the epicenter. The same 15 minutes or so of action unfold again and again, each segment providing a different look and revealing more about what's really happening. The cast includes Dennis Quaid, William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver and Forest Whitaker. The single-disc DVD, double-disc DVD set and Blu-ray release include a deleted scene, cast and crew interviews and commentary with director Pete Travis. The two-disc DVD set also comes with a digital copy for portable video players. Single-disc DVD, $28.96; two-disc DVD set, $34.95; Blu-ray, $38.96.

‘Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns'

The latest from director, writer and co-star Tyler Perry features Angela Bassett as a single mother struggling to raise three kids in Chicago who heads to Georgia for the funeral of the father she never met — and is initiated into the lively, crazy world of her kinfolk. The DVD is available in a bare-bones single-disc release or a two-disc set with behind-the-scenes segments and a ­digital copy of the movie. A two-disc Blu-ray release also comes with a digital copy and has a few extra featurettes. Single-disc DVD, $29.95; two-disc DVD set, $34.98; Blu-ray, $39.99.

■ Also available in a three-disc set is Tyler Perry's House of Payne: Volume Two, containing 20 more episodes of his TV comedy about a family dealing with real-life issues, from divorce and child custody to rehab. DVD set, $29.98.

‘Drillbit Taylor'

A rare clunker from the Judd Apatow comedy factory (Knocked Up, Superbad, The 40 Year-Old Virgin), the movie stars Owen Wilson as a ­supposed ex-mercenary hired by some high school nerds as their bodyguard. The movie comes in an extended version on DVD and Blu-ray that adds footage and includes ­deleted scenes, a variety of behind-the-scenes featurettes and commentary with director Steve Brill, his screenwriter and his teen stars. The original theatrical release also is available in a separate DVD, with commentary and deleted scenes. DVD, $29.99; Blu-ray, $39.99.

Also: My Blueberry Nights.


‘Mad Men: Season One'

The acclaimed series dramatizes the ­ferociously competitive world of New York e_SDHpadvertising men in the 1960s. The first season comes in a four-disc DVD set or three-disc Blu-ray set, with commentary on all 13 episodes, plus segments on the show's music and the explosion of mass media in the 1960s. DVD set, $49.98; Blu-ray set, $49.99.

Also: The Closer: The Complete Third Season; 'Til Death Do Us Part: The Complete First Season; The Streets of San Francisco: Season 2, Volume 1; Walker, Texas Ranger: The Fifth Season; Anglo-Saxon Attitudes; Rebus: Set 3.