November 14, 2005 12:00 PM

STAR WARS EPISODE III: REVENGE OF THE SITH ($29.98)

Movie Extras

Anakin Skywalker completes his transformation into Darth Vader, injecting this prequel trilogy with the gravitas it’s been missing and wrapping up the saga on a thrilling note (just fast-forward through the love scenes, hokey as ever).

Extras: As abundant as on the previous Star Wars DVDs. The standout here is Within a Minute, an elaborate, intriguing doc about the 910(!) crew members who had a hand in the pivotal lightsaber duel. (PG-13)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY ($30.97)

Movie Extras

More faithful to the classic Roald Dahl novel than Gene Wilder’s 1971 film was, this visual feast is topped by Johnny Depp‘s deliciously askew take on Willy Wonka.

Extras: On the two-disc set, bite-size featurettes with fascinating behind-the-scenes trivia (just how were the movie’s squirrels trained?); several nifty interactive games for kids. (PG)

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