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ALSO THIS WEEK

"A GOOD YEAR" (2006)

Predictable, weightless fluff from filmmaker Ridley Scott and star Russell Crowe , in which a London market trader rediscovers his joie de vivre in an inherited house in Provence.

Extras: Production featurettes and commentary that cue up at appropriate moments; Crowe music videos. (Fox, $29.99)

"TIDELAND" (2006)

Terry Gilliam , Monty Python animator turned weaver of indulgently produced fantasy, goes over the brink with this grisly, lugubrious journey into madness by a 10-year-old girl.

Extras: Commentary track by Gilliam and co - screenwriter Tony Grisoni and a bonus disc full of interviews, featurettes, and Gilliamana. (ThinkFilm, $27.98)

"THE RETURN" (2006)

This latest, ersatz-classy Sarah Michelle Gellar horror flick replaces the gore with brooding, nightmare visions not to be confused with real suspense.

Extras: Deleted and alternate scenes; production featurette. (Universal, $29.98)

REISSUES

"ALEXANDER REVISITED: THE FINAL CUT" (2004/2007)

Oliver Stone's epic fiasco, starring Colin Farrell as the ancient Macedonian conqueror Alexander the Great, was initially reedited for DVD as a slightly shorter "director's cut" after its disappointing debut (to no avail). Now, adding 45 minutes of unseen footage, Stone has completely restructured the film into a more old-fashioned, 3 1/2-hour toga spectacular, spiced up occasionally by a hallucinatory battle scene and a hint of omnisexual frankness. Whatever Stone gains in narrative clarity is lost in the cheesy, "Cleopatra"-style histrionics.

Extras: None except a brief introduction, in which Stone explains why he revised the film. (Warner, $24.98)

"POV: 20TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION" (1980-2007)

A priceless collection of 15 documentary features on 15 discs, including the Oscar winners "Best Boy," about a mentally retarded adult's independence, and "Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision." (Docurama, $249.95)

FOREIGN

"CITIZEN VACLAV HAVEL GOES ON VACATION" (2006)

Havel was a prominent playwright and dissident in formerly Communist Czechoslovakia (who later became its president), and his "vacation," in this documentary, is an illicit trip to visit comrades across the country.

Extras: Booklet of notes by filmmakers Jan and Adam Novak. (Facets, $24.95)

TELEVISION

"SECRET AGENT (AKA DANGER MAN): THE COMPLETE COLLECTION" (1960-1968)

All 86 episodes (on 18 discs) of the British series, starring Patrick McGoohan as agent John Drake , including 47 never aired in the United States. (A&E, $149.95)

"DIGGING FOR THE TRUTH: THE COMPLETE SEASON 2" (2006)

Archeological adventure from the History Channel. Among the 13 episodes are "The Real Temple of Doom" and "America's Pyramids."

Extras: Interview with host Josh Bernstein. (A&E, $49.95)

"GIRLFRIENDS: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON" (2000-2001)

The lives of four African-American professional women: a comedy series on the former UPN network. (Paramount, $36.99)

Capsules are written by Globe correspondent Tom Russo and titles are in stores Tuesday unless otherwise specified.

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