DVDs

‘Limitless’ (Unrated Extended Cut)

Bradley Cooper stars as Eddie Morra, a burnt-out writer, who comes into a top-secret pill that taps into 100 percent of his brain’s abilities. The ensuing display of mind-bending talents and brilliant visions bring him a dream life until the pill’s side effects kick in. This version includes: the theatrical feature, an unrated extended cut, audio commentary with director Neil Burger and an alternate ending. (Fox)

‘The Help’

This inspirational ensemble hit, based on the well-known novel by Kathryn Stockett, is the story of three very different women in the early-1960s South who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that goes against society’s norms. The two-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo includes a making-of segment, deleted scenes and a Mary Blige music video. (Disney)

‘The Hangover Part II’

(Blu-ray/DVD Combo + UltraViolet Digital Copy)

Same problem, different country. This follow up from the original hit, sees Stu (Ed Helms) marrying a Thai-American woman (Jamie Chung) with the entire wedding party flying to Thailand for the ceremony. Bonus materials include: Instant Streaming with UltraViolet Digital Copy, "Comedy Rhythm of Todd Phillips," "Not Your Everyday Monkey," "Bangkok Tour with Mr. Chow," action mash-up and a gag reel. (Warner Bros)

‘Warrior’

Tom Hardy stars as an ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past who returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh and enlists his father, a recovered alcoholic and his former coach (Nick Nolte), to train him for an MMA tournament awarding the biggest purse in the history of the sport. As the young man blazes a violent path toward the title prize, his brother, Brendan (Joel Edgerton), a former MMA fighter unable to make ends meet as a public school teacher, returns to the amateur ring to provide for his family. (Lionsgate)

‘The Smurfs’ Blu-ray 3-D

Chased out of their village by the evil wizard Gargamel, the little blue Smurfs find themselves out of their world and right in the Big Apple’s Central Park. The challenge to get back home before the nasty wizard tracks them down is on. Lots of extras including Smurf-O-Vision where viewers can interact with the Smurfs on TV’s, iPads and iPhones. (Sony)

CDs

Lady Gaga – ‘Born This Way’ – The Collection, Deluxe Edition

Well-known for her outrageous sense of style as a recording artist, in fashion, in performance and in her music videos, the five-time Grammy winner, offers here a 14-track collection of remixes and a DVD containing the 130 minute concert video — “Lady Gaga Presents The Monster Ball at Madison Square Garden.” “Born This Way” has over 8 million copies worldwide. (Universal Import)

‘King of Cool – The Best of The Dean Martin Variety Show’

This highly rated variety show that ran for nearly 10 years starting in the mid-’60s, combined music and comedy like no other. Among those joining the popular crooner are Louis Armstrong, Bill Cosby, William Holden, Petula Clark, Redd Foxx and Don Rickles. (Time Life)

‘Neil Diamond: The Very Best – Original Recordings’

Nearly two dozen of one of America’s most gifted singer/songwriter’s best tunes are tightly packaged in this single-disc collection. “I Am I Said,” “Holly Holy,” “Kentucky Woman” — this title is a definitive studio-only hits collection. This is indeed, beautiful noise. (Columbia)

‘Neville Marriner – Baroque Masterpieces’

The veteran conductor of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields chamber orchestra delivers on some classics by such brilliant composers as Bach, Albinoni, Telemann and Handel. (EMI)

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