Francois Duhamel
From left, Maggie Gyllenhaal, John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph star in director Sam Mendes' movie "Away We Go."

The following DVDs will be released Tuesday, unless otherwise specified:

"Away We Go" (Universal, $29.98) — ★★★— What saves this amiable comedy-drama is that we come to know and care about its characters.

R (vulgarity, profanity, sex, nude art, slurs, brief drugs)

"Filth and Wisdom" (MPI, $19.98) — Comedy-drama directed by Madonna and featuring the music of "immigrant-punk" act Gogol Bordello.

Not rated, probable R (profanity, vulgarity, sex, nudity, drugs)

"The Girlfriend Experience" (Magnolia, $26.98) — Drama directed by Steven Soderbergh, about a Manhattan call girl.

R (sex, nudity, profanity)

"The Hills Run Red" (Warner, $19.98) — Horror-thriller from 2008, about a serial killer stalking horror-movie fans.

Special features: Behind-the-scenes mini-documentary.

R (violence, gore, torture, sex, nudity, profanity, drugs)

"Lies and Illusions" (Anchor Bay, $29.97) — Thriller starring Christian Slater as an author hunted by hired killers and international smugglers.

R (violence, profanity)

"The Lost and Found Family" (Sony, $24.96) — Direct-to-DVD drama starring Ellen Bry as a recent widow who tries to reconnect with her teenage son.

PG (drugs)

"Management" (Image, $27.98) — ★★— Steve Zahn's presence ensures that this murky comedy-drama is not completely unwatchable.

R (profanity, brief sex, vulgarity, drugs, slurs, violence)

"Monsters vs. Aliens" (DreamWorks, $29.99) — ★★★— An animated, sci-fi/comedy with some real charm and excitement.

Special features: Deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes mini-documentary; "Ginormous Double Pack" ($34.98) features "B.O.B.'s Big Break in Monster 3D," behind-the-scenes mini-documentary, deleted scenes, 3D glasses.

PG (violence, vulgarity, brief drugs, mild profanity, slurs)

"Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa" (Disney, $26.99) — Television movie featuring Jim Henson's beloved puppet characters.

Special features: Deleted scenes, outtakes.

Not rated, probable G (mild vulgarity, slapstick violence)

"The Shortcut" (Anchor Bay, $26.97) — Horror movie about teens who investigate a local urban legend.

PG-13 (violence, profanity, sex)

"Shrink" (Lionsgate, $27.98) — Comedy-drama from 2008, starring Kevin Spacey as a Los Angeles psychiatrist struggling with his addictions.

R (drugs, profanity, vulgarity)

"Superman/Batman: Public Enemies" (Warner, $19.98) — Animated feature based on the popular DC Comics series and characters.

Special features: Two-disc special edition ($24.98) includes behind-the-scenes mini-documentary, "sneak peaks."

PG-13 (violence, vulgarity)

Some upcoming DVD releases include:


Oct. 6: "My Life in Ruins" — Fox; "Trick 'r Treat" — Warner; "Year One" — Sony

Oct. 13: "Drag Me to Hell" — Universal; "Every Little Step" — Sony; "The Haunted Airman" — E1; "Land of the Lost" — Universal; "The Proposal" — Buena Vista; "The Taking of Pelham 123" — Sony

Oct. 20: "Blood: The Last Vampire" — Sony; "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" — Paramount/DreamWorks