"DONT LOOK BACK: 65 TOUR DELUXE EDITION" (1967)
D.A. Pennebaker's ground-breaking cinema-verité documentary observes a very private Bob Dylan (and such friends as Joan Baez, Alan Price, and Donovan ) on his historic 1965 tour of England. For this beautifully remastered box set, Pennebaker has created a new documentary, "65 Revisited," from unused footage, and provides commentary tracks for both films, along with tour road manager Bob Neuwirth . Also included are bonus audio tracks; a flip book of the famous cue-card scene for "Subterranean Homesick Blues" ; and a book of the film's transcript, first published in 1968. (Docurama, $49.95; single-disc edition with remastered film only, $19.95)
"TENACIOUS D IN 'THE PICK OF DESTINY' " (2006)
Fans of Tenacious D, the crypto-metal band of actor Jack Black and his bald cohort Kyle Gass , will find much to cherish in this spiritedly vulgar and cheekily fabricated autobiography. The uninitiated can feast (or not) on the duo's Jim Steinman - like sound and Flo & Eddie - like theatrics, as well as the slapstick silliness of the movie's ostensible story, which has something to do with the origins of Black and Gass's geeky rivalry and their quest for a demonic guitar pick.
Extras: Black and Gass offer up a mostly straight forward commentary track and several production featurettes. Director Liam Lynch has his own commentary track, and included are DVD-ROM features and online links. (New Line, $27.95)
Perhaps the moviegoing public has seen enough growing-up-absurd stories to have denied this virtuosic Québécois feature (in French with subtitles) a theatrical U S release. Set in Montreal in the '60s, '70s, and beyond, it follows the dysfunctional family saga of a Patsy Cline - loving dad, a saintly mom, and five uniquely dysfunctional sons, the youngest of whom is gay and having a difficult time coming out. The cruel, thwarted, and ultimately compassionate manifestations of familial love are dramatized with a wonderful, bittersweet tone, and the era and sense of place are observed with a wealth of detail. If this is what it takes to be a straight-to-video movie, then couch-potato film enthusiasts are a lucky crowd indeed. (Genius, $24.95)