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"Alvin and the Chipmunks" -- The beloved rodents scampered to the big screen and scored a blockbuster family hit that combines computer-generated animation and live action.

Jason Lee heads the human cast as a songwriter who takes in the three mischievous 'munks -- Alvin, Simon and Theodore (voiced by Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler and Jesse McCartney) -- with the furry singers becoming pop stars who face exploitation by a conniving producer (David Cross).

The DVD and high-definition Blu-ray discs have featurettes examining the long history of the Chipmunks and their music.

The DVD has widescreen and full-screen versions, plus a behind-the-scenes look at the studio's new family hit, "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!" DVD, $29.99; Blu-ray disc, $39.98. (20th Century Fox)

"Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" -- Johnny Depp's customers check in, they don't check out. Teaming with frequent collaborators Tim Burton and co-star Helena Bonham Carter, Depp scored an Academy Award nomination for the title role in the Stephen Sondheim musical about a vengeful barber slitting throats in old London and the landlady who makes a killing serving up the victims as mystery meat in her pies.

Single-disc and two-disc releases each have a featurette on the collaboration of Depp, director Burton and Burton's real-life romantic partner, Bonham Carter. The two-disc set also packs a huge range of extras, among them segments on Sondheim, the production design and the actual events that inspired the tale. Single DVD, $29.99; two-disc set, $39.99. (Paramount)

"Bette Davis Collection: Volume Three" -- The Hollywood legend gets another boxed-set treatment with this six-disc collection packing half a dozen movies from the 1930s and '40: "The Old Maid" features Davis as an unmarried woman who gives up her daughter to be raised by a cousin and poses as the child's spinster aunt; "All This, and Heaven Too" casts Davis as a governess romanced by her employer (Charles Boyer) and suspected of helping him do away with his wife; "The Great Lie" pits Davis and concert pianist-pal Mary Astor as friends at odds over a child and a man; "In This Our Life" pairs Davis and Olivia de Havilland in John Huston's melodrama about a sister who betrays her sibling; "Watch on the Rhine" has Davis as the wife of a German underground leader during World War II as the family finds continued intrigue after relocating to America; and "Deception" is a World War II tale of separated lovers that reunites Davis with her "Now, Voyager" co-stars Claude Rains and Paul Henreid and director Irving Rapper. DVD set, $59.92. (Warner Bros.)

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