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Oceans’s Eleven (Warner, PG-13, also on DVD) Ever wonder what it’d be like to hang out in Vegas with George Clooney and Brad Pitt? Duh…it’d be cool. (5/7)

Old Yeller (Vault Disney, G, new to DVD) Perfect for the dog days of summer, if you’re looking for something to bring you down. (5/7)

STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION SEASON 2 (Paramount, unrated, also on DVD) Prepare to boldly go where this series finally started to get good. (5/7)

The Others (Miramax, PG-13, also on DVD) Nicole Kidman’s got a ghost of a chance of protecting her kids in an old haunted house. But haunted by what? (5/14)

Vanilla Sky (Paramount, R, also on DVD) Tommy, can you hear me? Tommy, can you feel me? Tommy, can you explain this movie to me? (5/21)

MEMENTO: LIMITED EDITION (Columbia TriStar, R, only on DVD) Dig deeper into director Christopher Nolan’s backward thriller with this packed two-disc set. (5/21)

Sex and the City: The Complete Third Season (HBO, unrated, also on DVD) Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! And we don’t just mean the shoes. (5/21)

Traffic (Criterion, R, also on DVD) Steven Soderbergh’s Oscar winner gets the deluxe two-disc treatment, with — count ‘em — 25 deleted scenes. (5/28)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Warner, PG, also on DVD) The 800-pound theatrical gorilla of 2001 is set to work its magic on home video. While the VHS will feature additional scenes tagged at the end (which will also be on the disc), the DVD gets the wizard’s share of the bonuses, including interactive tours of Hogwarts (including specific classrooms, like those presided over by professors Snape and McGonagall) and Diagon Alley, as well as a remote-control-friendly Quidditch lesson. Harry Potter is a kid-centric DVD (no egghead commentary tracks here), but it’ll cast a powerful spell on summer sales. (5/28)


Blue Velvet: Special Edition (MGM, R, only on DVD) David Lynch’s mind is a scary, scary place. (6/4)

The Hustler: Special Edition (Fox, unrated, new to DVD) Ever wonder why Paul Newman never opened the Butch Cassidy Institute? He could’ve…he’s that good. (6/4)

Monster’s Ball (Lions Gate, R, also on DVD) Didn’t someone win an incredibly historic Oscar a few weeks ago for her raw performance here? (6/11)

Black Hawk Down (Columbia TriStar, R, also on DVD) Pretty boys go to a really graphic war, courtesy of Gladiator director Ridley Scott. (6/11)

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: The Complete Second Season (Fox, unrated, only on DVD) A full 22 episodes of incredibly well-written monster disposal. (6/11)

I Am Sam (New Line, PG-13, also on DVD) It’s a mentally challenged Sean Penn and his sweet 8-year-old against the world. Viewers have been known to cry. (6/18)

The Shipping News (Miramax, R, also on DVD) Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, and Judi Dench drag this Oscarless drama across the ice. (6/18)

A Beautiful Mind (Universal, PG-13, also on DVD) Welcome to the wonderful world of advanced mathematics, where even a delusional schizophrenic can scale the heights of achievement. The Oscar-winning true story of Dr. John Nash, starring Russell Crowe, is set for a stellar video debut, with the DVD loaded with extra-credit features like commentary from Oscar winners Ron Howard and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman and a bevy of behind-the-scenes featurettes on subjects from makeup and special effects to storyboards and music scoring. You’ll feel really smart after watching it all. (6/25)