Big doings this week on the prestige DVD/BD front. First, for those who don’t already have Clint Eastwood’s best films on home video, Warner Brothers is offering you the chance to buy them in a big, expensive box set, with some of Eastwood’s worst films thrown in for good measure. Second, today marks the debut of Lionsgate’s prestige Studio Canal Blu-ray collection, launching with the former Criterion titles Contempt and Ran (plus The Ladykillers). And across the aisle, the jilted Criterion continues its controversial association with IFC, bringing DVD and BD editions of the excellent recent arthouse releases Hunger and Revanche.

Switching gears, nostalgia junkies can get their fix a myriad of ways this week, from the good-spirited retro blaxploitation homage Black Dynamite to to the actual retro TV series Barnaby Jones and Branded. Of course, the real nostalgists will gravitate to Flicker Alley’s collection of recently unearthed Georges Méliès films. Hey, remember the ‘90s? The 1890s?


Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland (1972)
Screen Media, $12.98

Barnaby Jones: Season One
Paramount, $39.98

Benjamin Latrobe: America’s First Architect
PBS, $24.99

Black Dynamite
Sony, $24.96; Blu-ray, $34.95

Bob & Margaret: The Complete First Season
Phase 4, $19.99

Branded: The Complete Series
Timeless, $69.98

Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever
Lionsgate, $26.98

Cannon: Season Two, Vol. 2
Paramount, $36.98

Clint Eastwood: 35 Films 35 Years
Warner, $179.98

Clint Eastwood: Dirty Harry Collection
Warner, $34.92; Blu-ray, $79.98

Coco Before Chanel
Sony, $28.96; Blu-ray, $34.95

Lionsgate Blu-ray, $39.95

Freeway Killer
Image, $27.98; Blu-ray, $35.98

From Mexico With Love
Lionsgate, $19.98

Georges Méliès Encore: New Discoveries 1896-1911
Flicker Alley, $19.95

Warner Blu-ray, $34.99

Good Hair
Lionsgate, $37.98

Halo Legends
Warner, $19.98/$29.98; Blu-ray, $34.99

Head Case: The Complete Series
Starz/Anchor Bay, $24.97

Rhi, $14.93

Criterion, $39.95; Blu-ray, $39.95

Echo Bridge, $14.99

La Commune (Paris 1871)
Icarus, $39.98

The Ladykillers
Lionsgate Blu-ray, $39.95

Lark Rise To Candleford: The Complete Season Two
BBC Warner, $59.98

Law Abiding Citizen
Overture/Anchor Bay, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.98

Lincoln Heights: The Complete First Season
Shout! Factory, $34.97

Lola Montes
Criterion, $39.95; Blu-ray, $39.95

Nova: What Are Dreams?
PBS, $24.99

Phantom Racer
Vivendi, $14.93

Lionsgate Blu-ray, $39.99

Red Hook
Phase 4, $29.99

Remarkable Power
MTI, $24.95

Criterion, $39.95; Blu-ray, $39.95

The Secret Policeman’s Private Party
Shout! Factory, $14.97

She’s Crushed
Maverick, $24.98

The Shooter Series Vol. 2: F. Gary Gray
Genius/Vivendi, $24.95

Small Wonder: The Complete First Season
Shout! Factory, $34.97

Monarch, $24.95

Women In Trouble
Screen Media, $24.98; Blu-ray, $29.98

Note: No list next week. (Just pick up The Informant!, The Damned United, the first season of Nurse Jackie and the Criterion of Make Way For Tomorrow and you’ll do fine.) Back in two weeks.