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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)

'Waist Deep'

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)


• "Scrubs: The Complete Fourth Season" - The spar kling hospital sitcom about eager young doctors and their gruff mentors, starring Zach Braff, r eturns in a three-disc set with year four's 25 episodes. The set includes commentary, deleted scenes, an interview with co-star Donald Faison and a featurette on Neil Flynn's mischievous janitor character. (DVD set, $39.99, Disney)

• "Numb3rs: The Complete Second Season" - Math and crime add up in Rob Morrow and David Krumholtz's crime-busting series about an FBI agent and his numbers-whiz brother who team up to solve cases. The six-disc set has the second season's 24 episodes, with commentary and two featurettes. (DVD set, $61.99, Paramount)

• "Simon & Simon: Season One" - Gerald McRaney plays a laid-back rogue working with his slick brother (Jameson Parker) in the 1980s private-detective series. The first 13 episodes, plus a bonus episode from season two, come in a three-disc set, which also has a segment on 1980s TV shows. (DVD set, $39.98, Universal)

• "Magnum, P.I.: The Com plete Fifth Season," "The A-Team: Season Five" - Tom Selleck's lovable detective Magnum is back in a five-disc set with year five's 22 episodes. George Peppard and his "A-Team" of mercenary do-gooders return i n a three-disc set packing the show's last 13 episodes. (DVD sets, $49.98 each, Universal)

Other new releases• "Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties" - The comic-strip cat flopped in this live-action and computer-animated sequel, which reunites Bill Murray, as the voice of the fat feline, with Breckin Meyer and Jennifer Love Hewitt. Garfield goes to London, where he switches places with a royal look-alike cat. The DVD includes an e xtended version. (DVD, $29.98, 20th Century Fox)

• "Art School Confidential" - An ambitious artist (Max Minghella) finds his aspirations stymied in stuffy art school, where he gets caught up in the publicity mill surrounding a serial killer. The black comedy, which co-stars John Malkovich, Jim Broadbent and Anjelica Huston, comes with deleted scenes and a making-of featurette. (DVD, $26.96, Sony)