Page 18 THE VILLADOM TIMES II & IV • September 30, 2009 DVDs (continued from Restaurant page) author Baum; and the original, extended version of “If I Only Had a Brain,” performed by Ray Bolger. The package contains a reproduction of the original 1939 Oz campaign book sent to theaters as a guide to marketing the movie. It contains full-color ad reproductions and press sheets. Also included is a replica of the original movie budget (talent cost, $213,518; set design, $40,212; special effects, $18,832; total production cost, $2,769,230) and a commemorative “Wizard of Oz” watch featuring Dorothy, Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion. Finally, there is a 52-page, hardcover book, “Behind the Curtain,” containing reprints of script pages, cast bios and portraits (in and out of makeup), photos of sets, behind-the-scenes shots of cast and crew at work, and reprints of sheet music covers and specialeffects cost sheets. The container housing all these treasures opens in cigar-box fashion and its cover features the four principal characters at the gates of Emerald City. “Away We Goes” (Universal Home Entertainment) stars John Krasinski (“The Office”) and Mya Rudolph (“Saturday Night Live”) as longtime couple Burt and Verona. Anticipating the birth of their first child, they embark on a road trip to visit friends and family in order to find the perfect home to raise their baby. Directed by Sam Mendes, the film is episodic and presents an assortment of colorful characters, from Burt’s self-absorbed parents (Catherine O’Hara, Jeff Daniels) to New Age parents (Maggie Gyllenhaal, Josh Hamilton) to a foulmouthed lush (Allison Janney). This is a relatively subdued story compared to some of Mendes’ other pictures (“Revolutionary Road,” “American Beauty”), and that is because Burt and Verona are basically content. The drama is not amped up by separation, a threat of divorce, or deus ex machina. Though Krasinski and Rudolph are both effective, the movie comes alive mostly when other characters are introduced. Blu-ray extras include a making-of featurette and commentary by Mendes. “The Hills Run Red” (Warner Home Video) involves a rumor about a notorious lost ‘80s film -- the Holy Grail of graphic horror -- the goriest, bloodiest film ever. In the present day, young fright aficionados search for the secret location where the movie was shot, hoping to find the film. Guided by the daughter of the director, they discover that the legendary mysterious slasher flick is far more than a movie. It’s real, and they will become its newest stars. Taking a note from Jason Voorhees from the “Friday the 13th” movies, this deranged killer wears a nightmarish baby doll mask. Sophie Monk and William Sadler are both good, but the movie aspires more to launch a franchise than to tell a scary tale. After a promising beginning, the movie lapses into familiar territory and cliché. Special DVD features include a commentary track by the director and a making-of featurette. “The Universe: Seasons 1-3” (A&E Home Video) is a 10-disc Blu-ray box set containing all 43 episodes of the first three seasons of this History Channel series. Filmed in high definition with NASA footage and computer generated graphics, “The Universe” is a visually intriguing journey across the galaxy and illustrates the beauty and mysteries of the cosmos. Depicted are the cataclysmic events that set the stage for life on this planet, and places on Earth where the birthing process is still observable. There is a look at various astronomical advances, such as the development of massive lenses that made it possible to magnify images of celestial bodies and probes that have journeyed great distances to the farthest planets. Colliding celestial bodies and collapsing suns are shown in all their magnificence. The high definition images are often breathtaking and make learning about the heavens and the planets pleasurable and exciting. Included as an extra is the feature-length documentary “Beyond the Big Bang.” “Life On Mars: The Complete Series” (Walt Disney Home Entertainment) lasted only one season, and this is it. A hit-and-run accident in modern-day New York City transports police detective Sam Tyler (Jason Mara) back to 1973, where he finds himself in the tumultuous era of the Vietnam War, Watergate, women’s lib and the civil rights movement. There are no cell phones, computers, or MP3 players. Stuck in 1973 and working out of the rough 125th Precinct in Manhattan, Sam has to contend with both urban blight and his hard-living boss (Harvey Keitel) and colleagues, who look at rules merely as suggestions in order to catch bad guys in a pre-Miranda rights era. Extras include several featurettes, deleted scenes, and bloopers. 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