The Dark Knight

*** (Warner Home Video, '08) $28.98. 152 mins. A psychotic Joker, portrayed by Heath Ledger, hinders Batman, Police Lt. Jim Gordon, and District Atrorney Harvey Dent in their effort to maintain order in the city of Gotham. With Christian Bale, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Caine. PG-13 (intense sequences of violence and some menace)

Man on Wire

***1/2 (Magnolia Home Entertainment, '08) $26.98. 94 mins. During the summer of 1974, French acrobat Philippe Petit walked between New York City's twin towers (the World Trade Center) on a cable hung 1,350 feet above the ground. PG-13 (some sexuality, nudity and drug references)

The Wire

(HBO) $249.99. 3600 mins. This collection offers all five seasons of the critcally acclaimed TV police drama set in Baltimore. With Dominic West, John Doman, Frankie Faison, Aidan Gillen, Deirdre Lovejoy. No MPAA rating.

For Kids

Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!

*** (20th Century Fox, s'08) $29.98. 86 mins. Horton, an elephant in the jungle, tries to protect the tiny citizens of Whoville from trouble. Based on the popular children's book. Voices of Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Carol Burnett. G

Stars: **** Excellent; *** Good; ** Fair; * Poor. Videos without 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.

- Compiled by Lloylita Prout

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