DVD of the Week: ‘Toy Story 3.’ Plus: ‘Goonies’ 25th Anniversary and ‘The Sound of Music,’ on Blu

Toy Story 3 It’s been a decade since we last saw Woody, Buzz and the gang on the big screen, and this 3rd entry in the franchise ends it on a bittersweet, heartwarming note that’s true to the series and tremendously entertaining too.

Andy is on his way to college and packs up his beloved toys for the attic, but they’re mistaken for trash and end up in the donation pile where they’re taken to Sunnyside Day Care. It seems like an idyllic place—until the giant teddy bear that runs the place puts the poor toys through the wringer with a bunch of toddlers. Escape is their only option—but will they end up in the incinerator instead? Definitely not a movie for your youngest ones, there are some pretty tense and scary scenes of toys in peril. And if you don’t find yourself shedding a tear or two at the end, check your pulse.
Extras: Day & Night, an entertaining animated short that’s worth a look; featurettes: “Toys!” (a look at the old and new characters), “The Gang’s All Here” (a look at the returning voice talent), “Studio Stories” (three animated anecdotes about life at Pixar), Buzz Lightyear’s mission logs, and more (DVD/BD); the BD has all that plus Toy Story Trivia Dash, director commentary, a look at the development of TS3’s opening scene and Andy’s goodbye scene, designing real-life toys and more.
Also this week:
Centurion Director Neil Marshall’s (The Descent, Dog Soldiers) gory, exciting story about an ambushed Roman legion and how its lone survivor finds his way home. Beautifully, gruesomely filmed.
 
New to Blu
The Goonies 25th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Goonies are good enough, to get this special box set two-and-a-half decades after the beloved movie’s release. Revisit One-Eyed Willie’s “rich stuff” with Mikey, Chunk, Data and friends in this treasure trove of collectibles, which along with the Blu-ray including a board game, storyboard prints, a 1985 souvenir magazine with info about filming in Oregon and other behind the scenes goodies, and a special magazine update about the cast. Extras: Cast and director commentary, making-of docu, Cyndi Lauper’s insanely catchy music video, theatrical trailer, deleted scenes.
The Sound of Music Celebrating it’s 45th anniversary this year is Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical adaptation starring Julie Andrews as Maria, the spunky gal who becomes governess to seven unruly kids in Austria. The limited edition set includes the film on BD and DVD, a 100-page scrapbook, snapshots, reproduction of the 1965 program, and a music box with letter of authenticity. The BD extras include a sing-along, interactive viewing of trivia and quiz tracks, featurettes on the creation and filming, screen tests, and more. 
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