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Going back to change future; DVDs.

Byline: MARION McMULLEN

17 Again (12) DVD pounds 19.99 FORMER Friends star Matthew Perry and High School Musical's Zac Efron star in this tale of a 37-year-old family man who magically finds he has the chance to put his life to rights as his 17-year-old self.

"This is my chance to have my life over, but to do it right. I'm going back to high school," the teenager declares.

Efron carries the film with his natural charm.

Extras include out-takes, featurettes, unseen additional material and theatrical trailer.

HHH

Friday The 13th (Extended Cut) (18) DVD pounds 19.99.

HORROR movie about a brother searching for his sister and her pals when they vanish without trace during a camping expedition.

The air is soon filled with the screams of eviscerated, body-beautiful cast members as psychopath Jason Vorhees swaps a burlap sack disguise for a hockey mask to slay again and again. Marcus Nispel's remake of Friday The 13th nods and winks to Sean S Cunningham's seminal 1980 bloodbath and adds a few twists of its own.

Bonus features include featurettes and deleted scenes.

H

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG), DVD pounds 17.99.

KEVIN James stars as caring, communityminded security guard Paul Blart who diligently patrols the two levels of his local mall.

Then a group of highly organised criminals targets the mall on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and also the busiest shopping day of the year, taking employees hostage. All that stands between the gun-toting felons and thousands of dollars in holiday takings is a certain security guard.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop is a politically incorrect, comic spin on Die Hard.

Extras include actor and producer commentary, out-takes, featurettes and deleted scenes.

H

Californication - The Second Season (18), DVD pounds 34.99 Three-disc set of the Golden Globe awardwinning comedy series starring David Duchovny as sex-crazed bachelor Hank Moody, whose day-to-day life is dictated by his insatiable hunger for beautiful women.

In this series of 12 raunchy episodes, longtime girlfriend Karen (Natascha McElhone) persuades Hank to get a vasectomy, agent Charlie (Evan Handler) puts his marriage on the line and a job offer forces Hank and his daughter Becca (Madeleine Martin) to make a decision that could change their relationship forever.

Two Lovers (15), DVD pounds 15.99/Blu-ray pounds 24.99, Set in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, the new film from writer-director James Gray (The Yards, We Own The Night), explores a destructive menage-a-trois against a backdrop of parental expectation and religious fervour.

Emotionally-troubled Leonard (Joaquin Phoenix), who fails in his latest attempt to commit suicide in the sombre opening scene, is determined to earn the love and respect of his Orthodox Jewish parents (Moni Monoshov, Isabella Rossellini), who hope he will marry within the faith, preferably Sandra (Vinessa Shaw), whose father is a prime candidate to buy the family dry cleaning business.

Leonard dutifully pursues the romance but he finds his affections torn between the sweet, reliable Jewish girl and fun-loving, free spirit Michelle (Gwyneth Paltrow), who lives across the stairwell.

Unfortunately, Michelle already has a boyfriend - a married man (Elias Koteas) - and she is hopeful that he will leave his wife to be with her. As Leonard's infatuation with Michelle intensifies, his emotional state becomes increasingly unstable, and he contemplates sacrificing everyone and everything he holds dear.

The Kevin Bishop Show - Series 1 (18),

DVD pounds 12.99 The stand-up comic stars in this six-part series of more than 200 fast-paced sketches which poke merciless fun at popular culture (including a spoof of High School Musical) and famous faces such as Colin Farrell, Madonna and Cristiano Ronaldo.

He also creates American remakes of classic British television shows, chronicles the formative years of Adolf Hitler and unveils a squad of detectives charged with hunting down and arresting nursery rhyme characters who break the law.

Supergran - The Complete First Series, DVD pounds 19.99 Step back to the mid-1980s with these 13 episodes of the cult BBC series starring Gudrun Ure as doddering Granny Smith, who is given a new, superhuman lease of life after she is hit by a magic ray created by Inventor Black (Bill Shine).

Blessed with incredible powers, Granny becomes a thorn in the side of local felon The Scunner Campbell (Iain Cuthbertson).

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THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY... Zac Efron, David Duchovny (right) and Kevin James.(below).
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