New on DVD: 'New Moon,' 'Princess and the Frog,' 'Ninja Assassin,' More

The Twilight Saga: New Moon I don’t need to explain, recommend, or criticize this one—if you’re into the Twilight phenom at all, you know who you are and you know you’ll be owning this movie when it’s released on DVD and BD at 12:01 March 20.

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Extras: 6-part documentary, 3 music videos, rehearsal footage with Muse, more. Also: The documentary Twilight in Forks: The Saga of the Real Town comes out at the same time, for you Twihards.
 
The Princess and the Frog Disney makes a welcome return to 2D with this movie based on the classic mermaid story “The Little Princess,” with toe-tapping Randy Newman songs and lovely animation. Extras: Tons! Ne-yo music video, Disney princess quiz, deleted scenes, commentary (DVD); additional featurettes including "The Making of a Princess," "The Return to Hand-Drawn Animation," "The Disney Legacy" and storyboard art, and more (BD).
 
The Fourth Kind Milla Jovovich wants you to believe in alien abductions and tries to convince you they really happened in a little Alaskan town with “real” archival footage and so-called witness accounts, but it all veers into a hokey, cheap tease that never works like Blair Witch or Paranormal Activity. Extras: They clearly thought it wasn’t worth adding much in the way of features on DVD or BD, because the only extras are deleted scenes unless you access BD-Live for two flimsy featurettes.
 
Ninja Assassin Korean superstar Rain stars as the titular ninja, who is bent on avenging his first love’s death at the hands of the organization that trained him. It’s outrageously bloody and violent, which will be sure to please fans of this sort of thing. Extras: The DVD has deleted scenes only. BD has featurettes on the myth of the ninja, training Rain, a sneak peek at the Clash of the Titans theatrical release coming soon and more.
 
Broken Embraces Pedro Almodovar reunites with Penelope Cruz for their fourth movie, a melancholy melodrama about a man who goes by two identities. Extras: “Pedro Directs Penelope,” deleted scenes, Q&A with Cruz, and a short film by the director.
 
Bandslam A surprisingly delightful and well-directed little movie for the Disney set about a girl who starts a band to go head-to-head against her ex in a musical showdown. Sure it’s predictable, but a fun soundtrack, smart script and snarky humor carry it right along. Extras: Music video, performance by Vanessa Hudgens, 22-minute featurette, deleted scenes. On DVD only.
 
Astro Boy Harmless, nicely animated kid flick that gives the classic 1960s anime series a slick, fairly entertaining update. Extras: Lots, including featurettes that show the voiceover process and how filmmakers created the look, and two new animated Astro Boy shorts.
 
Did You Hear About the Morgans? If you haven’t, stop reading now. If you have, please don't blame me. This cliché-ridden mess stars the usually charming Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Grant in quite possibly their most unfunny roles ever. Extras: Lots, if you care, on the locations, fashions, making-of, the animal training and outtakes.
 
Armored Unambitious, uninspired and predictable heist pic starring Matt Dillon and Laurence Fishburne.  
 
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men The Office star John Krasinski makes his directorial debut in this dark comedy about men’s general mistreatment of the women in their lives.
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