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Rewind: New 'Pirates' a better bounty

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The fourth “Pirates of the Caribbean” film, “On Stranger Tides,” is far easier to watch than the past two middling sequels. Johnny Depp returns as Jack Sparrow, and this time he’s on the prowl for the Fountain of Youth. Adding Ian McShane as Blackbeard was a good idea, but losing Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley was by far the smartest casting decision. (DVD, $29.99; Blu-ray/DVD combo, $39.99; Blu-ray 3-D, Blu-ray, DVD combo, $49.99)

Read all about it

‘Page One: Inside The New York Times’
Director Andrew Rossi takes you along for an inside look at the Gray Lady, with a focus on David Carr and the media desk. (DVD, $26.98)

Classic animation

‘Robotech: The Complete Original Series’
The popular 1980s animated space opera gets a massive, definitive collection packed with a slew of new features, including a documentary, alternate versions and music videos. (DVD, $99.95)

‘Captain’ Camp

‘Captain America/Captain America II: Death Too Soon’
You’ll have to wait until next week for the new “Captain America” film, but if you can’t get enough of the first Avenger — and you’re a fan of camp films — check out these two made-for-TV movies from the 1970s. (DVD, $14.93)

The Dark Knight begins

‘Batman: Year One’
While you’re waiting for Christopher Nolan’s third Batman movie, take the time to check out this animated adaptation of one of the best Dark Knight stories ever told, featuring the voice work of Bryan Cranston and Ben McKenzie. (DVD, $19.98; Blu-ray/DVD combo, $24.98)

In Brightest Day

‘Red State’
“Clerks” director Kevin Smith takes a stab at the thriller genre in this flick about a deadly fundamentalist group. (DVD, $28.98; Blu-ray, $29.99)

GEt an education

‘Bad Teacher’
Cameron Diaz stars as the title educator alongside Justin Timberlake and Jason Segel. (DVD, $30.99; Blu-ray/DVD combo, $40.99)

Beam this up

‘The Captains’
William Shatner makes his debut as a documentarian with this engrossing and fascinating look at the actors who have played captains in the “Star Trek” franchise. And you don’t need to be a Trekker to enjoy this — it’s almost as much about acting as it is about “Star Trek.” (DVD, $19.98)

Also out

-- “American Pickers: Volume 2” (DVD, $29.95)
-- “Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest” (DVD, $30.99; Blu-ray, $35.99)
-- “Craig Ferguson: Does This Need To Be Said?” (DVD, $16.99)
-- “Pawn Stars: The Complete Season 3” (DVD, $24.95)
-- “Star Wars: The Clones Wars: The Complete Season 3” (DVD, $44.98)
-- “Thundercats: Season 1, Book 1” (DVD, $19.98)
-- “V: The Complete Second Season” (DVD, $39.98)

Follow Entertainment Editor, Scott Rosenberg, on Twitter: @RosenbergScottA


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