Dvd Check

DVD CHECK

September 22, 2005|By Los Angeles Times

FEVER PITCH

[Fox], $30

Although Peter and Bobby Farrelly's romantic baseball comedy starring Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon hit a home run with many critics, the DVD strikes out in its extras. It's strictly minor league - an unfunny, crass gag reel, obligatory deleted scenes, two featurettes that were produced for the Internet, another featurette that aired on cable and surprisingly dull commentary with the brothers.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

[Touchstone], $30

Douglas Adams' cult sci-fi comedy book, radio play and TV series has been transformed into an offbeat - to put it mildly - feature film starring Martin Freeman from The Office. The DVD is equally bizarre but entertaining with a better-than-average making-of documentary, a sing-along, deleted scenes and fake deleted scenes and gonzo commentary from director Garth Jennings, Freeman and co-star Bill Nighy among others.

Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie

[Disney], $20

Sweet made-for-video holiday film that finds the young Heffalump Lumpy celebrating his first Halloween. Extras include set-top games for small fry.

Dick Cavett Show: The Ray Charles Collection

[Shout Factory], $25

This two-disc set features the three episodes of Cavett's late-night ABC talk show on which the legendary Charles performed "America the Beautiful," "Eleanor Rigby" and "Georgia on My Mind," among others. Cavett supplies new introductions for each episode.

Coming Tuesday

Robots, Lords of Dogtown, Modigliani, Ladies in Lavender

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