New This Week

Brokeback Mountain (Two-Disc Collector's Edition) ***1/2 (Focus Features, '05) $26.98 DVD. 134 mins. Ang Lee's heartbreaking film starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal as Wyoming shepherds who encounter bliss on a notch between the rocky Tetons and then reach the unforgiving hard place of 1960s society. With Michelle Williams and Anne Hathaway. R (nudity, sex) (CC)

Gridiron Gang **1/2 (Sony Pictures, '06) $28.95 DVD. 125 mins. "The Rock" (Dwayne Johnson) is a counselor at a juvenile detention center to which the young men return - too frequently - after their release. To change that, he decides to teach his students discipline and self-esteem through football. In this feel-good movie, based on a true story, the students learn teamwork and begin to turn their lives around. With Xzibit, L. Scott Caldwell, Leon Rippy. PG-13 (domestic violence, gang violence, profanity) (CC)

Recent Releases

Employee of the Month *1/2 (Lions Gate, '06) $28.98 DVD. 108 mins. The beauty of Jessica Simpson, who plays the new cashier at a discount bulk store, causes a loafer to step us his work performance in to win the employee-of-the-month award. With Dane Cook, Dax Shepard, Efren Ramirez, Andy Dick. PG-13 (sexual references, profanity)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning * (New Line Home Video, '06) $28.98 DVD. 89 mins. The psychology of Leatherface is answered - or so it was marketed to be - in this prequel to the 1974 original about the Hewitt family and its penchant for human flesh. With Jordana Brewster, Taylor Handley, Diora Baird. R (profanity, violence, heavy gore, adult themes) (CC)

New to DVD

Martin: The Complete First Season (HBO Home Video) $29.98 DVD. The oh, so crazy Martin Lawrence kept us laughing with his TV series that featured him as the brash radio personality Martin Payne. Finally, he's on DVD with Gina, Cole, Pam and that jobless Tommy. With Tisha Campbell, Carl Anthony Payne II, Tichina Arnold, Thomas Mikal Ford. NR

Stars: **** Excellent; *** Good; ** Fair; * Poor. Videos with no stars were not reviewed by The Inquirer. MPAA ratings: Motion Picture Association of America ratings are included for titles that received them. If the title was reviewed by The Inquirer, further parental warnings (violence, nudity, etc.) are included. (CC): Closed captioned.

- Compiled by Lloylita Prout

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