Adam Sandler has the world's most powerful remote control in his latest comedy hit. Sandler stars with Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, Henry Winkler and David Hasselhoff in the story of a frazzled archi tect and family man who obtains a universal remote that initially g ives him control over everything in his life - but soon sends his world spinning into chaos. Along with deleted scenes, the DVD comes with featurettes, including two centered on the fat suit and makeup effects used to turn Sandler into an obese wreck. Behind-the-scenes segments examine special effects. Sandler, director Frank Coraci and some of their colleagues provide commentary. (DVD, $28.95, Sony)
'A Prairie Home Companion'
Robert Altman assembles a stellar cast for this backstage look at Garrison Keillor's venerable radio program. Keillor stars as a variation of himself alongside Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Lily Tomlin, Tommy Lee Jones, Lindsay Lohan, Woody Harrelson, Virginia Madsen and John C. Reilly in a fictionalized tale about the radio show's final broadcast. The DVD features extended versions of the musical n umbers and gag commercials t hat appear in the film, along with a making-of featurette. Altman and Kline team up for commentary. (DVD, $27.95, New Line)
Tyrese Gibson stars as an ex -hood trying to go straight who must return to his criminal ways to carry out a robbery spree and raise the ransom money to rescue his young son from a drug lord (played by rapper The Game). Meagan and Larenz Tate co-star in this dreary, dumb crime thriller. The DVD comes with an "analysis of a scene" segment in which director Vondie Curtis Hall prepares cast and crew to shoot the big carjacking sequence. Other extras include deleted scenes, a featurette on the auto-chase scenes and a music video. (DVD, $29.98, Universal)
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