“BRIDESMAIDS,” starring Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph. One of this year’s biggest surprise hits, this raucous, can’t-miss comedy applies the patented Judd Apatow formula of crassness plus poignancy to the all-too-underpopulated “girls night out” genre, with terrifically funny results. “Saturday Night Live” veteran Wiig, who also co-wrote, agrees to assume the responsibility and expense associated with the coveted maid of honor position at her best friend’s (fellow SNL vet Rudolph) upcoming wedding, despite her own considerable relationship and financial woes. “Bridesmaids” is arguably the funniest mainstream comedy of the year. Rated R. Running time: 2:05

Suggested retail price: DVD $29.98; Blu-ray $34.98


“CASTLE: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON,” starring Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic. Bestselling mystery novelist and all-around likable rogue Rick Castle (Fillion, “Firefly”) enjoys another season of tagging along with an NYPD homicide investigation team, occasionally providing helpful input but mainly to glean realistic material for his books. Mostly tolerating him and probably fancying him is detective and team leader Kate Beckett (the lovely Katic). Nobody does this particular brand of jocular cockiness like Fillion, and his chemistry with Katic carries this likable series a long way. Not rated; contains language and violence. Running time: 17:12

Suggested retail price: $45.99

“THE MENTALIST: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON,” starring Simon Baker and Robin Tunney. Bereaved quasi-psychic Patrick Jane (Baker, “The Guardian”) continues assisting the California Bureau of Investigation with various seemingly unsolvable crimes that cater well to his powers of observation while simultaneously hunting for Red John, the man who killed his family. As it happens, Red John is all over season three, making for a particularly personal and intense group of episodes. Not rated; contains language and violence. Running time: 17:38

Suggested retail price: $59.98

“MODERN FAMILY: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON,” starring Ed O’Neill and Julie Bowen. Currently one of TV’s most acclaimed half-hours and one of several destined to save the ailing sitcom format, “Modern Family” is that rare combination of ideal cast with intelligent and witty writing. Season two finds the series really hitting its stride, and provides the ideal opportunity to discover what the buzz is about. ot rated; contains language and crude humor. Running time: 8:48

Suggested retail price: DVD $49.99; Blu-ray $59.99


“BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S,” starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. The beloved and undisputed ultimate romantic comedy, this 1961 classic follows supposed socialite Holly Golightly (Hepburn, absolutely stunning and wonderful in the performance that would define her career), who spends her free time wowing the attendees of high-class parties with her wit and poise, purportedly looking for a millionaire husband but unexpectedly falling for a broke writer (Peppard, in a rare but winning romantic role). Not rated; contains mild sexual content. Running time: 1:55

Suggested retail price: $29.99

“DUMBO,” animated with the voices of Sterling Holloway and Edward Brophy. The gorgeous, hand-drawn 1941 flying elephant classic animation on Blu-ray makes even the most up-to-date CGI look like a joke, and Disney’s standby misfit-makes-good formula works its magic once again. Rated G. Running time: 1:04

Suggested retail price: $39.99


“MY RUN,” documentary. A less whimsical look at obsession is this profoundly uplifting doc from director Tim VandeSteeg (“Mulligan”), which focuses on widower and single dad Terry Hitchcock and is narrated by good old Billy Bob Thornton. Left to care for three children on his own after losing his wife to breast cancer, Hitchcock decides to bring attention to the demanding situation single parents everywhere find themselves in by publicly taking on an unthinkable challenge: Run 75 consecutive marathons in as many days. We’re privy to just about every physically unendurable, miserable and ultimately beautiful moment. Running time: 1:25

Suggested retail price: $19.99

– Courtesy of Videoport