"The Hangover Part III" The third and (hopefully) final "Hangover" movie evolves into the Zach Galifianakis-Ken Jeong show. Director Todd Phillips puts the two scene-stealers front and center while Bradley Cooper walks through the movie like it's a contractual obligation and Ed Helms is reduced to playing the nervous Nellie of the group. The third film is darker and more daring, but it's also meaner and uglier.
Extras include extended scenes and outtakes and multiple featurettes, including one where other actors "audition" to take Zach Galifianakis' place as Alan. (Warner Home Video, $28.98 DVD, $35.98 Blu-ray / DVD combo)
"After Earth" This sci-fi tale was a rare domestic bust for Will Smith, earning only $60 million at home (it made three times as much overseas). Smith and his son, Jaden, plays a father and son on a routine mission when they land on a hostile planet - Earth - which has been quarantined for the last 1,000 years. They must battle for survival in a place where everything has evolved to kill humans.
All versions come with three featurettes - "A Father's Legacy," "1,000 Years in 300 Seconds" and "The Nature of the Future" - along with the winning video in the XPRIZE After Earth Robotics Challenge. Blu-ray buyers get an alternate version of the film's opening sequence and three additional featurettes - "Building a World," "Pre-Visualizing the Future" and "The Animatics of After Earth." (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, $30.99 DVD, $35.99 Blu-ray)
"The Purge" - In the near future, one night a year folks can commit crimes without fear of prosecution. A family becomes a target of the hordes when it lets the wrong person into their home in this thriller, which was a surprise hit in theaters. Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey star.
The only extra is the featurette "Surviving the Night: The Making of The Purge." (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, $29.98 DVD, $34.98 Blu-ray)
"Much Ado About Nothing" - Joss Whedon took a break from making superhero blockbusters to direct a modern-day retelling of this Shakespeare comedy shot in black-and-white with a cast filled with actors who've worked on his other projects (Nathan Fillion, Clark Gregg, Fran Kranz, Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof).
The disc comes with two commentary tracks, one with Whedon solo and a second where he is joined by cast members. Also included are the featurettes "Much Ado About Making Nothing" and "Bus Ado About Nothing" and a music video for "Sigh No More." (Lionsgate Home Entertainment, $19.98 DVD, $24.99 Blu-ray)
"Curse of Chucky" - Just in time for Halloween comes a new movie featuring the demon doll first seen in "Child's Play" 25 years ago. Now the doll has a new owner, but the same deadly things keep happening.
All versions include deleted scenes, a gag reel, the featurette "Playing with Dolls: The Making of Curse of Chucky" and a commentary track with director Don Mancini, puppeteer Tony Gardner and actor Fiona Dourif. The Blu-ray adds storyboard comparisons and two additional featurettes - "Living Doll: Bringing Chucky to Life" and "Voodoo Doll: The Chucky Legacy." The movie is available separately as well as part of a six-film box set. (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, $29.98 DVD, $34.98 Blu-ray)
"Europa Report" - Embeth Davidtz, Sharlto Copley and Michael Nyqvist star in a sci-fi tale about a team of astronauts sent in search of life on one of Jupiter's moons. (Magnolia Home Entertainment, $26.98 DVD, $29.98 Blu-ray)
"Stuck in Love" - Romantic entanglements affect a writer (Greg Kinnear), still reeling after his wife (Jennifer Connelly) left him three years ago, as well as his children in the comedy / drama featuring Kristen Bell, Logan Lerman and Lily Collins. (Millennium, $28.99 DVD, $29.99 Blu-ray)
"The Lifeguard" - Kristen Bell plays a woman approaching 30 who retreats to her hometown and her high school job as a lifeguard when her adult career and relationship falter. Amy Madigan, Martin Starr, Mamie Gummer and David Lambert. (Screen Media, $24.98 DVD)
"The Look of Love" - Steve Coogan stars in a biofilm of Paul Raymond who built an empire in England with nude theaters and lad mags in the 1960s-'80s. Extras include deleted scenes and a making-of featurette. (MPI Home Video, $24.98 DVD)