Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the much-anticipated and only mildly disappointing return of Harrison Ford's iconic action hero, leads off this week's crop of new DVD releases. We recommend the Blu-ray 2-Disc Special Edition, featuring a gaggle of special features and behind-the-scenes featurettes -- all in sparkling HD. (Don't look for alternate endings or deleted scenes, though; Senor Spielbergo has never been fond of such things.) There are also several exclusive editions, featuring unique items like giant, creepy crystal skull replicas (pictured left), available at retail chains Circuit City, Best Buy, Kmart, Sears, and Trans-World.
Also debuting today on DVD: War Inc., John Cusack's
sequel to Grosse Pointe Blank political satire of corporate-managed warfare; Stuck, Stuart Gordon's quirky horror-comedy about a man trapped in a car windshield; and the animated hit The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A Veggie Tales Movie.