New DVD releases: ‘WALL-E,' ‘Tropic Thunder'

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Continuing the perfect critical and commercial track record of Pixar Animation (The Incredibles, Ratatouille), the animated smash WALL-E defies convention, presenting a clunky robot and his sleek new girlfriend who communicate only through mechanical noises. The film comes in one- or three-disc DVD versions and two- and three-disc Blu-ray sets. All have the cartoon short Presto that preceded WALL-E in theaters, plus deleted scenes and commentary with director Andrew Stanton. A documentary on Pixar is in the multidisc sets, and a digital copy of the movie is in the three-disc DVD and Blu-ray packages. Single-disc DVD, $29.99; three-disc DVD set, $39.99; two-disc Blu-ray set, $35.99; three-disc Blu-ray set, $40.99.

‘Tropic Thunder'

Ben Stiller co-wrote, directed and stars with Robert Downey Jr. and Jack Black in this action comedy about a gang of self-important actors whose Vietnam War shoot turns into real combat with a drug gang in Asian jungles. Stiller's unrated director's cut, with 14 minutes of additional footage, is in a two-disc DVD set and in the Blu-ray release, and the R-rated theatrical version is in a single-disc DVD. Extras include a commentary from Stiller, with his filmmaking collaborators and one with Downey and Black. The two-disc DVD set and Blu-ray release include deleted and extended scenes and a huge batch of behind-the-scenes segments. Single-disc DVD, $29.98; two-disc DVD set, $34.98; Blu-ray, $39.99.

‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2'

America Ferrera, Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel and Blake Lively return as the foursome of friends who bond over a ragged article of shared clothing. The DVD and Blu-ray come with deleted footage accompanied by commentary from director Sanaa Hamri, plus a gag reel and a featurette on how the movie's final scene was developed. DVD, $28.98; Blu-ray, $35.99.

‘Heathers: 20th Anniversary Edition'

The high school black comedy starring Winona Ryder, Christian Slater and Shannen Doherty is back with a reunion edition to mark its 20th anniversary. A boxed set shaped like a miniature school locker packs a two-disc DVD version and the Blu-ray debut of the movie, along with a T-shirt, a yearbook replica and a batch of Heathers-themed magnets. The Blu-ray release also is available as a stand-alone disc. DVD and Blu-ray set, $89.97; Blu-ray, $29.97.


‘Hannah Montana: The Complete First Season'

Miley Cyrus is an undercover celebrity in the series about a teen living a double life as a pop-music star and an average schoolgirl. The four-disc set has the first 26 episodes, along with cast interviews and a featurette on Cyrus in her hometown of Nashville. $39.99.

Also: Star Trek: The Original Series — Season Three, The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus: Collector's Edition, Charmed: The Complete Series, Bones: Season Three, Doctor Who: The Complete Fourth Series, The Odd Couple: The Final Season, Hawaii Five-O: The Fifth Season, McHale's Navy: Season Four, Night Gallery: Season Two.