The following DVDs will be released Tuesday:

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS (20th Century Fox, rated PG, $29.98) — ** Not as eye-gougingly awful as expected, this live-action version is simply mediocre and immediately forgettable.

Extras: behind-the-scenes featurettes, music

PG (vulgarity, violence, mild profanity) —Jeff Vice, Deseret Morning News

THE CUTTING EDGE: CHASING THE DREAM (20th Century Fox, rated PG-13, $29.98) — A popular figure skater injures his partner and is forced to find a new one. It follows in the footsteps of "The Cutting Edge," a movie about an unlikely skating pair chasing the Olympic gold.

Extras: making of the movie, deleted scenes

PG-13 (some sexual references

SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET (Paramount Home Entertainment, rated R, $29.99) *** — Tim Burton's sometimes-gory adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical is bloody good fun. Johnny Depp stars.

Available one or two discs. Among extras on two discs: the real history of Sweeney Todd, Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, Sweeney's London.

R (violence, gore, profanity, vulgarity, nude art) —Jeff Vice, Deseret Morning News

WHAT LOVE IS (Sony Home Entertainment, rated R, $24.96) A romantic comedy about a man who finds the true nature of love when he wants to propose to his girlfriend on Valentine's Day. Cuba Gooding Jr., Sean Astin, Anne Heche start.

Extras: commentary with writer/director, scenes from making the movie

R (language, graphic sexual dialogue, erotic dancing)

Some of the upcoming DVD releases include:


April 8: Lions for Lambs — Fox/MGM

April 8: The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep — Sony

April 22: Charlie Wilson's War — Universal

April 22: The Savages — Fox

April 29: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly — Disney/Miramax

April 29: The Golden Compass — New Line

April 29: Moondance Alexander — Fox

April 29: 27 Dresses — Fox


May 6: Over Her Dead Body — New Line

May 13: The Great Debaters — Genius/Weinstein

May 20: National Treasure: Book of Secrets — Disney

May 27: Rambo — Lionsgate