[Walt Disney Home Entertainment, $29.99]
The domestication of The Rock continues -- via Disney, no less -- as Dwayne Johnson plays a comic leading man in this family film. He stars as an NFL quarterback with an active social life who gets a big surprise when a 7-year-old girl (Madison Pettis) shows up at his home and tells him that she's his daughter from a short-lived early marriage. High jinks ensue as the tough bachelor has to deal with ballet classes and schoolwork. Bonus features include a behind-the-scenes documentary, an ESPN interview with The Rock about how he learned to play quarterback for the movie (he had been a defensive lineman in college), bloopers, deleted scenes, a commentary with The Rock and director Andy Fickman, and more.
The Hunting Party
[Genius Products/The Weinstein Co., $28.95]
Richard Gere, Terrence Howard and Jesse Eisenberg star as a discredited reporter, a cameraman and a young journalist, respectively, on the trail of a big story about a missing war criminal in Bosnia. The film, directed by Richard Shepard (The Matador), is based on a true story published in Esquire magazine. The DVD includes a commentary by Shepard, six deleted scenes, a behind-the-scenes documentary, the original Esquire article and a feature in which Shepard interviews the Esquire writers.
The diabolical plans of Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) are revealed in this fourth installment of the gorefest, directed by Darren Lynn Bousman. It's all about a SWAT commander (Lyriq Bent) being abducted and having 90 minutes to escape all the deadly traps that have been set for him. Two audio commentaries accompany the DVD, along with Darren's Video Diary, two short features on the movie's traps and props, a deleted scene and a music video by X Japan.