We're feeling a little nostalgic this week at the home offices of the DVD Release List, inspired by the motley lot of ‘80s video-store pluggers that Lionsgate is releasing as “The Lost Collection.” Want a quick round-up to the eight “Lost Collection” titles? Here goes: For the love of all that’s holy, steer clear of the painful Exorcist parody Repossessed, and don’t come within 10 feet of the Whoopi Goldberg/Jim Belushi road trip movie Homer & Eddie. (She’s a criminally insane fugitive; he’s a brain damaged simple soul. Together they’re irrepressible!) And only check out the aggressively mediocre slasher film Slaughter High, the teen monster movie My Best Friend Is A Vampire (with Robert Sean Leonard!), or the convoluted high school action pic Hiding Out (with Jon Cryer!) if you have fond memories of watching them on cable on a lazy Friday night.

As for what’s worth seeing? The “Drew Barrymore divorces her parents” melodrama Irreconcilable Differences features a clever flashback structure and some facile-but-amusing commentary on Hollywood phoniness from the writer/director team of Nancy Meyers and Charles Shyer. The oddball Keanu Reeves vehicle The Night Before is also flashback-heavy, starting with Reeves awakening in an alley with short-term memory loss and then looking back over one crazy prom night. And the closest “The Lost Collection” comes to a buried gem is Morgan Stewart’s Coming Home, another Jon Cryer comedy—this one about a politician’s son whose gawkiness and horror movie fandom makes him a family embarrassment. Morgan Stewart is no classic, but it’s sweet and funny, and Cryer’s terrific.

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If you’re not feeling nostalgic for the ‘80s, perhaps you could jump back to the Jane Austen craze of the mid-‘90s, and revisit the classic BBC miniseries of Pride And Prejudice, now available on Blu-ray with a cleaned-up image and hours of extras. Or retreat to the ‘70s with American Swing, a fabulously entertaining documentary about the rise and fall of the New York sex club Plato’s Retreat. American Swing is packed with frank, funny detail, as well as a tacit acknowledgment that that the good ol’ days weren’t always so good. (But then anyone who’s seen Repossessed could tell you that.)

8 Mile

Universal Blu-ray, $29.98

American Swing

Magnolia, $26.98

The Best Of The Super Mario Show

NCircle, $9.99

Cranford

BBC Warner Blu-ray, $39.98

Crude Impact

Docurama, $26.95

Decameron ’69

Televista, $19.95

Dengue Fever: Sleepwalking Through The Mekong

M80, $22.98

Fight Night

Peace Arch, $29.99

Hiding Out

Lionsgate, $14.98

Homer & Eddie

Lionsgate, $14.98

House Of Saddam

HBO, $29.98

Intelligence: Season Two

Acorn, $59.98

Irreconcilable Differences

Lionsgate, $14.98

Knots Landing: The Complete Second Season

Warner, $39.98

Malcolm & Eddie: Season One

Shout! Factory, $34.99

Mask Of The Ninja

Genius Products, $19.95

Mean Girls

Paramount Blu-ray, $29.99

Morgan Stewart’s Coming Home

Lionsgate, $14.98

My Best Friend’s A Vampire

Lionsgate, $14.98

The Night Before

Lionsgate, $14.98

The Pope’s Toilet

Film Movement, $24.95

Pride And Prejudice (1995)

A&E Blu-ray, $49.95

The Reader

Weinstein, $29.95

Repossessed

Lionsgate, $14.98

Skins: Volume Two

BBC Warner, $39.98

Slaughter High

Lionsgate, $14.98

The Spirit

Lionsgate, $29.95/$34.98; Blu-ray, $39.99

Splinter

Magnolia, $26.98; Blu-ray, $26.98

The Thirteenth Floor

Sony Blu-ray, $28.95

Wings: The Final Season

Paramount, $39.98

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