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'2012' to be released on DVD Tuesday

The following DVDs will be released Tuesday, unless otherwise specified:

"2012" (Sony, $28.96) — ★★½ Don't think too hard about this dopey science-fiction thriller and its sketchy plotting.

Special features: Deleted scenes, alternate ending, behind-the-scenes minidocumentary, music video.

PG-13 (violence, profanity, vulgarity, brief gore, brief nudity, slurs)

"The Beaches of Agnes" (The Cinema Guild, $29.95) — Autobiographical documentary from filmmaker Agnes Varda. French with subtitles.

Special features: Behind-the-scenes minidocumentaries; short film, "Le Lion Volatil."

Not rated, probable PG-13 (profanity, slurs, vulgarity)

"Cold Souls" (Fox, $19.98) — ★★★ A mix of surrealist science fiction and off-kilter humor that is not for all audiences or all tastes.

PG-13 (profanity, drugs, vulgarity, slurs, brief nudity, brief sex)

"Gentlemen Broncos" (Fox, $27.98) — ★★ Another slacker-doofus comedy, this one with an unfortunate obsession with scatological humor.

PG-13 (vulgarity, violence, profanity, drugs, slurs)

"The Penthouse" (First Look, $24.98) — Comedy about friends (Rider Strong and Corey Large) sharing a Hollywood bachelor pad.

R (profanity, sex, nudity)

"Ponyo" (Disney, $29.99) — ★★½ — Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki's latest animated fantasy is not career-defining work, it's only merely good. Dubbed.

Special features: Behind-the-scenes minidocumentaries, storyboards; two-disc special edition ($34.99) also includes plush toy.

G (violence, slurs)

"The Private Lives of Pippa Lee" (Screen Media, $27.98) — Drama starring Robin Wright Penn as a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

R (sex, brief nudity, drugs, profanity)

"Tell Them Anything You Want" (Oscilloscope, $24.99) — Documentary feature about author-artist Maurice Sendak ("Where the Wild Things Are").

Special features: Short film, "Maurice at the World's Fair"; "Birthday Tribute," featuring Meryl Streep and James Gandolfini.

Not rated, probable PG (profanity, vulgarity)

"We Live in Public" (IndiePix, $24.95) — Documentary feature about Internet pioneer Josh Harris.

Not rated, probable R (profanity, vulgarity)

"Where the Wild Things Are" (Warner, $28.98) — ★★★ The long-awaited, live-action fantasy looks beautiful but is too intense for children.

Special features: Four "webisodes."

PG (violence, mild vulgarity, mild profanity, slurs)

Some upcoming DVD releases include:


March 9: "The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day" — Sony; "Capitalism: A Love Story" — Anchor Bay; "Old Dogs: — Disney; "Planet 51" — Sony; "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire" — Lionsgate; "The Stoning of Soraya M." — Lionsgate; "Up in the Air" — Paramount

March 16: "Armored" — Sony; "Did You Hear About the Morgans?" — Sony; "The Fourth Kind" — Universal; "Ninja Assassin" — Warner; "The Princess and the Frog" — Disney

March 20: "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" — Summit

March 23: "The Blind Side" — Warner; "Brothers" — Lionsgate; "Damage" — Fox; "Fantastic Mr. Fox" — Fox; "The Men Who Stare at Goats" — Anchor Bay; "The Prisoner" — Warner

March 30: "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" — Fox; "An Education" — Sony; "Sherlock Holmes" — Warner; "Under the Sea" — Warner


April 6: "Bad Lieutenant — Port of Call: New Orleans" — First Look

April 13: "Pirate Radio" — Universal; "The Slammin' Salmon" — Sony; "Tenderness" — Lionsgate

April 20: "Homecoming" — Paramount