DVD releases

“Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”

There’s not a lot of good news for “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.”

Like the proverbial pony supposedly buried under a mountain of manure, there are some funny comedy moments to this sequel that was almost a decade in the making. The only problem is getting through all of that stinky material to find the gems.

Will Ferrell reprises his role as the socially inept, emotionally awkward, journalistically impaired news anchor Ron Burgundy. Through a series of relatively bland events, Burgundy finds himself working at the first 24-hour news channel. The idea sounds absurd to him, but the money and fame are too much to turn down.

Early in the movie, when Burgundy has been reduced to being a SeaWorld host, a young girl shouts “Children and animals hate you, Ron Burgundy.” That’s wrong, little girl. It’s children, animals and at least one film critic when it comes to this overdone sequel.

Grade D

“Power Rangers: Seasons 13-17”

The 21-DVD box set includes the “Power Rangers S.P.D.” season along with “Power Rangers Mystic Force,” “Power Rangers Operation Overdrive,” “Power Rangers Jungle Fury” and “Power Rangers RPM.” That means there are 166 episodes of action, plus bonus content that includes interviews with members of the cast and crew and archival material.

If you are a fan of the colorful heroes, this is a way to power up with the team.

Grade B

Also new on DVD

“Ride Along”: A high school security guard (Kevin Hart) must prove his worth on patrol.

“47 Ronin”: Keanu Reeves stars in this tale of a band of samurai swordsmen who avenge the death of their master.

“The Pirate Fairy”: Swashbuckling animated tale of Zarina, a dust-keeper fairy.

“The Bunker”: A soldier must attempt to save his fellow troops from a rogue special forces unit lead by a madman.

“Knights of Badassdom”: Three best friends take to the woods to reenact a dungeons and dragons-like scenario.

“The Dick Van Dyke Show: Classic Mary Tyler Moore Episodes”: Includes 20 episodes of the TV series that spotlight Moore.

“The Dinosaur Experiment”: Texas town is turned upside down when it’s discovered that a local cattle ranch is a breeding ground for velociraptors.

“The Little Rascals Save the Day”: A group of third-graders hatch some big schemes. Doris Roberts stars.

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