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New music isn't the only media to be released on Tuesdays; it's unveiling day for new DVDs as well…

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Two of the most compelling documentaries of the past few years highlight this week's releases: both the "Are steroids really so bad?" inquiry Bigger, Stronger, Faster* and the "What the hell has gone wrong with American foreign policy?" screed Taxi To The Dark Side make strong cases, and are effective as portraits of American life in the early 21st century. Also this week, TV historians can re-experience the first half of the first season of My Three Sons and the complete runs of the furry romance Beauty And The Beast, the insurance-happy detective series Banacek, and the Burt Reynolds actioner B.L. Stryker, while world cinema buffs can enjoy the Criterion edition of Ozu's An Autumn Afternoon. This week also sees the release of one of the summer's best blockbusters, Iron Man, in a special edition set that includes comprehensive featurettes about the making of the movie and the history of the character.

An Autumn Afternoon

Criterion, $29.95

B.L. Stryker: The Complete Series

Arts Alliance America, $54.95

Banacek: The Complete Series

Arts Alliance America, $49.95

The Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour Memories

Winterworld UK, $19.95


Kino, $29.95

Beauty And The Beast: The Complete Series

Paramount, $89.98

Bigger, Stronger, Faster*

Magnolia, $26.98

The Blood Spattered Bride

Blue Underground, $14.95


VCI, $14.99


Industrial Ent., $29.95

Chapter 27

Peace Arch, $19.95

CSNY/Déjà Vu

Lions Gate, $14.98

Daughters Of Darkness

Blue Underground, $14.95

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Universal, $29.98, $34.98; Blu-Ray, $39.98

The Good Boy

Picture This, $26.95

The Hairdresser's Husband

Severin, $29.95

Iron Man

Paramount, $34.99/$39.99; Blu-Ray, $39.99


Zeitgeist, $29.99

The Jewel In The Crown

A&E;, $39.95


Xenon, $24.98

The Last Laugh

Kino, $26.99

Lewis Black's Root Of All Evil

Comedy Central, $26.98

Lou Reed's Berlin

The Miriam Collection, $24.95

The Mindscape Of Alan Moore

The Disinformation Company, $29.95

My Name Is Earl: Season Three

20th Century Fox, $49.98

My Three Sons: The First Season, Volume One

Paramount, $39.98

Numb3rs: The Complete Fourth Season

Paramount, $59.98

OSS 117: Cairo, Nest Of Spies

Music Box, $24.98


Blue Underground, $14.95

Pulse 2: Afterlife

The Weinstein Company, $19.98

The Rebel

The Weinstein Company/Dragon Dynasty, $24.95

Rest Stop: Don't Look Back

Warner, $24.98; Blu-Ray, $28.99

Soccer Mom

Starz/Anchor Bay, $19.97

Taxi To The Dark Side

Velocity/ThinkFilm, $27.98

Trial & Retribution: Set 1

Acorn, $59.99

U2: Live At Red Rocks Deluxe

Island, $19.98

When We Left Earth: The Nasa Missions

Image $49.98; Blu-Ray, $69.98)

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