New this week on DVD and Blu-ray:
''The Artist'' - Movie fans who didn't want to pay theater prices for a black-and-white silent movie, no matter how acclaimed, now have the chance to see the Academy Award winner for Best Picture.
What they'll find is an entertaining film that captures the look and feel of the silent films of the 1920s. Writer-director Michel Hazanavicius is a skillful mimic as he tells the parallel stories of a silent star (Oscar winner Jean Dujardin) reluctant to make the transition to talkies and a chorus girl (Oscar nominee Berenice Bejo) whose career takes off with the advent of sound. That said, ''The Artist'' feels lightweight, considering the acclaim it received, and the pacing lags in the second half.
Extras include a blooper reel, a Q&A with the filmmakers and cast, featurettes on ''Hollywood as a Character: The Locations of The Artist'' and ''The Artist: The Making of an American Romance'' and segments looking at the costumes, cinematography, production design and the score. (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, $30.99 DVD, $35.99 Blu-ray)
''21 Jump Street'' - This big-screen version of the late-'80s television show best remembered for launching the career of Johnny Depp doesn't really know what it wants to be. It jumps from parody to straight-forward action remake to ''Never Been Kissed''-style dramedy about returning to high school and facing those old insecurities. But Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum make an entertaining duo as bumbling cops who go undercover as high school students to infiltrate a drug ring.
The movie is schizophrenic but entertaining. And considering the source material, that's more than most moviegoers had any right to expect.
Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are joined by cast members for a commentary track, and the DVD also includes four deleted scenes and a making-of featurette. The Blu-ray edition adds a gag reel, outtakes, 16 additional deleted scenes and four more featurettes. (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, $30.99 DVD, $35.99 Blu-ray)
The DVD comes with a couple of featurettes, while the Blu-ray adds a deleted scene, an interactive storybook and a digital copy of the film. (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, $29.98 DVD, $39.99 Blu-ray)
Blu-ray extras include deleted scenes and a ''Maximum Movie Mode'' feature that allows viewers to access information about the mythology that inspired the movie as well as production details. (Warner Home Video, $28.98 DVD, $35.99 Blu-ray)