Pirates of the Caribbean
Details: Johnny Depp swaggers and hams it up as captain Jack Sparrow in another blockbuster from Jerry Bruckheimer. As one of this year’s biggest theatrical hits, its talent and visual effects abound.
Extras: Two-disc loaded release: deleted scenes, gag reel, commentaries, and a “making-of” feature
Details: Tobey Maguire stars in this critically acclaimed film based on the book about the 1938 racehorse that, against all odds, captured America’s heart and became an unlikely hero.
Extras: The usual extras are here, but one standout is “Seabiscuit: Racing Through History,” which includes newsreel footage of actual races and explains the background of the horse and his rise to fame.
Bad Boys II
Details: Martin Lawrence and Will Smith reprise their roles as the dynamic Miami narcotics detective-duo Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey in this over-the-top Michael Bay/Jerry Bruckheimer production.
Extras: In typical Bay fashion, Bad Boys II is full of edge-of-your-seat action shots; the featurette “Stunts of Bad Boys II” tells the behind-the-scenes story. Seven deleted scenes and nineteen production diaries are also worth checking out.