New this week on DVD:
''The Cabin in the Woods'' - A group of college students go for a weekend getaway to a remote cabin in the woods where strange and deadly things start happening. Think you've seen it all before? Not this time.
"Cabin'' isn't a mere rehash of horror cliches, nor is it a winking commentary on them like the "Scream'' movies. It has fun twisting and subverting the archetypal characters and conventions of horror tales and why people are drawn to them. But those who avoided spoilers when this was in theaters earlier this year are better off watching this with as little advance knowledge as possible. With co-writer/producer Joss Whedon (''The Avengers,'' ''Buffy the Vampire Slayer'') and co-writer/director Drew Goddard (a writer / producer on ''Lost,'' ''Alias,'' ''Buffy'' and ''Angel''), viewers are in capable hands.
Whedon and Goddard team up for a commentary track, and the disc comes with multiple featurettes, including ''We Are Not Who We Are,'' ''The Secret Secret Stash,'' ''An Army of Nightmares: Make-Up & Animatronic Effects,'' ''Primal Terror: Visual Effects" and a Q&A with Whedon and Goddard from Wonder-Con. There's also a digital download copy available with both the DVD and Blu-ray editions. (Lionsgate Home Entertainment, $29.95 DVD, $39.99 Blu-ray)
''The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'' - In this summer art-house hit, a group of British retirees (Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson) head to India for what they expect to be a posh new home, only to find a rundown hotel and a young manager (Dev Patel) struggling to keep it afloat. (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, $29.98 DVD, $39.99 Blu-ray)
''Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D'' - The pop star mixes performance footage with backstage scenes about life on the road and her recently dissolved marriage in this documentary. (Paramount Home Entertainment, $29.98 DVD, $39.99 Blu-ray / DVD combo, $54.99 3D Blu-ray/Blu-ray/DVD combo)
'Chico and Rita'' - This Spanish film about the globe-spanning romance between a piano player and a singer who meet in Cuba in the late '40s earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Feature. (Docurama, $29.95 DVD, $39.95 Blu-ray)
''Detachment'' - Adrien Brody plays a substitute teacher who avoids getting too close to his students by never staying in any one place for too long. Things change. Director Tony Kaye (''American History X'') assembles an impressive cast with Christina Hendricks, Marcia Gay Harden, James Caan, Lucy Liu, Bryan Cranston, William Petersen, Tim Blake Nelson and Blythe Danner. (New Video Group, $26.95 DVD)
''Hysteria'' - This comedy is inspired by the invention of the vibrator by a Victorian-era doctor (Hugh Dancy) treating women for irritability, anger or unexplained tears. Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jonathan Pryce, Felicity Jones, Rupert Everett and Ashley Jensen co-star.
Director Tanya Wexler does a commentary track, and the disc also features deleted scenes and three featurettes. (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, $30.99 DVD, $45.99 Blu-ray)
''Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap'' - Ice-T explores the history of the genre in a documentary featuring interviews with Chuck D, Grandmaster Caz, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Melle Mel, Q-Tip, Redman, Mos Def, Afrika Bambaataa, B Real, Immortal Technique, Ice Cube, MC Lyte, Nas, Dr. Dre, KRS One, Common and Kanye West.
Ice-T, who co-directed the film with Andy Baybutt, is joined by producer Paul Toogood on a commentary track. Also included is a making-of featurette and outtakes from the interviews. (Indomina Releasing, $19.97 DVD)
''The Babymakers'' - When a man has trouble conceiving a child with his wife, he plots to steal an earlier ''deposit'' to a sperm bank that predates his fertility problems. Olivia Munn, Paul Schneider, Aisha Tyler and Wood Harris star. (Millennium Entertainment, $28.99 DVD, $29.99 Blu-ray)
''The Magic of Belle Isle'' - Morgan Freeman stars as a novelist who befriends a single mom (Virginia Madsen) and her daughters when he rents a summer cabin next door to them. (Magnolia Home Entertainment, $26.98 DVD, $29.98 Blu-ray)
Extras include the featurette ''Hanging with Papi'' and English- and Spanish-language music videos for ''Living Your Dreams,'' performed by Raini Rodriguez (''Austin and Ally''). (Walt Disney Studio Home Entertainment, $29.99 DVD, $44.99 Blu-ray)
Along with Brosnan and Kinnear, the cast include two Oscar winners (Jennifer Connelly, Marisa Tomei), an Oscar nominee (Ed Harris) and Ciaran Hinds and Jim Gaffigan. (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, $26.99 DVD)
The DVD includes two commentary tracks, one with director Kerry Prior and a second with Anders and Wylde. It also comes with a making-of featurette, deleted scenes and a photo gallery. (Lionsgate Home Entertainment, $26.98 DVD)