The family hit of this past summer leads this week's pack of DVD releases in the FOXLight.

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs has the pre-historic creatures voiced by Ray Romano, Denis Leary and John Leguizamo entering the Jurassic period with a pack of cranky-but-cute dinosaurs with the voices of Simon Pegg and Seann William Scott among others.  And the result was almost a billion dollars in worldwide box office.

Orphan is everyone's adoption nightmare come to celluloid. Peter Sarsgaard and Vera Farmiga suffer a miscarriage, and decide to adopt instead. And darling little Isabelle Fuhrman arrives to inject a little Hell in their lives.

Nothing Like the Holidays follows the Rodriguez family's holiday trials and tribulations on the occasion of a family reunion where, of course, nothing goes smoothly. Starring John Leguizamo, Freddy Rodriguez and Luis Guzman.

Also out this week...

Larry David curbs his enthusiasm for Woody Allen, in Whatever Works. This time out Allen stays behind the camera and places David front and center as what has become the mainstay protagonist of Allen's recent work: the cranky old guy who has a cute, young girl improbably fall in love with him.  Evan Rachel Wood is the girl, and the premise is, once again, a head-shaker.

And TV on DVD this week includes:

Battlestar Galactica: The Plan, the latest installment of the sci-fi smash, starring Edward James Olmos

Simon Baker in The Guardian: Season 1

Classic creep-out anthology Tales From The Darkside: Season 2

Classic action dramas Mannix: Season 3 and The Fugitive: Season 3, Vol. 1

And, for something completely different, a gaggle of Monty Python releases including the just aired multi-part documentary Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyers' Cut); the pre-Python documentary Monty Python: The Other British Invasion; and The Best of Monty Python: 40th Anniversary, featuring many classic skits.

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In New York...I'm Rob Maurer, FOX News Talk!