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What to Netflix: New DVD Tuesday

All of the new DVD releases hit stores (and Netflix) on Tuesdays. So each week in What to Netflix: New DVD Tuesday, I sort through the best of the batch and tell you what to add to your queue.


Ratatouille
This sweet, funny Pixar film was the summer's biggest animated hit (because let's face it, Shrek the Third was pretty unnecessary). And what's not to love? There's a rat who likes to cook and a dorky, gangly human who wants to cook but can't seem to separate the cilantro from the basil. So they team up, of course. Adventures ensue.

The DVD features some extras, like deleted scenes and a new animated short film. There's also a featurette in which master chef and restaurateur Thomas Keller explains how he brought his culinary expertise to the film.


Two more new releases I'd recommend if you read more


Seinfeld — Season Nine
This 4-disc set of the final Seinfeld season includes all 24 episodes of the season and plenty of extra features. In addition to bloopers and deleted scenes, there are episode-specific "making of" documentaries, and apparently a featurette in which Jerry and friends defend the final episode of the series which disappointed many a Seinfeld fan.

If you're not satisfied with just the ninth season DVD set of the show TV Guide called the greatest of all time, well, there's the complete series (as in, all the seasons of Seinfeld) also releasing on DVD today.


Flight of the Conchords — Season One
Okay, if you haven't seen this HBO series you're going to want to Netflix this first season, and if you have seen this series, your DVD set is probably already in the mail from Amazon. Flight of the Conchords follows a two-man digi-folk band from New Zealand that travels to New York in the hopes of "making it big." They simply cannot help bursting into song at every opportunity, and that is hilarious. If you are a fan of shows like The Office, you'll probably want to check out the Conchords.

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