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Baring All in the Name of Romantic Comedy

September 12, 2008

FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL (15) pounds 19.99 to buy.

TALENTED composer Peter Bretter (Jason Segel) is nursing a broken heart after his celebrity girlfriend (Kristen Bell) dumps him for leatherclad British rock star Aldous Snow (Russell Brand).

Peter flees to Hawaii only to learn that the lovebirds are staying in the same luxury hotel.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a wonderful, touching romantic comedy, buoyed by Segel’s natural charm and his willingness to humiliate himself for the sake of the film (like conducting the break-up scene completely nude).

Brand is also hilarious in a role that may as well have been written for him.

Extras include director, producer and cast commentary, extended version of the film, deleted and extended scenes, featurettes, gag reel, music video and theatrical trailer. *****

STREET KINGS (15)

pounds 19.99 to buy.

ACTION thriller starring Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker and Hugh Laurie.

Reeves plays veteran police Detective Tom Ludlow who is still reeling from the death of his wife when he is implicated in the murder of a former partner and has to clear his name.

Oscar-winner Whitaker relishes his role as the biggest, baddest apple in a rotten barrel, but even his eye-catching performance is tablethumping fury without the emotional firepower.

Bonus features include director commentary, extended widescreen version of the film, deleted and alternative scenes, 10 vignettes and featurettes. *****

GREY’S ANATOMY – SERIES THREE (SERIOUSLY EXTENDED) (15)

pounds 34.99 to buy.

MEREDITH (Ellen Pompeo) must choose between her two suitors, McDreamy (Patrick Dempsey) and Finn (Chris O’Donnell), but will she pick the right man?

The seven-disc set comprises all 25 episodes and extras include cast and crew commentaries, four uncut, extended episodes, featurettes, bloopers and unaired scenes.

SOUTH PARK – THE COMPLETE EIGHTH SEASON (15)

pounds 24.99 to buy.

THREE-DISC box set of 14 episodes of the controversial animated series, continuing the hilarious misadventures of foul-mouthed pals Cartman, Kenny, Kyle and Stan.

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