Martin Scorsese Collection
On DVD for the first time: Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, After Hours, and his first film, Who’s That Knocking at My Door? These three are packaged with remastered, elaborate editions of Mean Streets and GoodFellas—and commentary by Scorsese and others. Six discs; R; $59.92.
Miramax’s cutesy update of old-fashioned fairy tales stars Anne Hathaway. PG; $29.99.
Mayor Of The Sunset Strip
George Hickenlooper’s strange and melancholic documentary about the Los Angeles music-business gadfly Rodney Bingenheimer. R; $24.98.
Shu Qi plays elegantly wasted in Hou Hsiao-hsien’s stylish drama about an unhappy Taipei couple. NR; $24.98.
Da Ali G Show: The Complete First Season
Sacha Baron Cohen, who has nudged out Bob Costas as HBO’s most intense interviewer, confronts Newt Gingrich, Michael Dukakis, Edwin Meese, and others. Extras include his character Borat’s unhinged guide to the Hamptons Horse Show. NR; $29.95.
Li Yang’s unrelentingly grim film about two doomed Chinese miners. NR; $29.95.
Happy Days: The Complete First Season
Not about doomed Chinese miners. NR; $30.
Invite comedian Margaret Cho to a dinner party, she explains in her concert film Revolution, and she will inevitably make a raunchy joke. And then she’ll make another. And another. Until finally someone will say, “No. Don’t go there.” But Cho doesn’t stop. “Don’t go there? I live there,” she brags. “I bought a house there.” Cho’s fans know this. They know that along with the righteous riffs on media stereotypes and politics, Cho will deliver some viciously funny baby-hating jokes on the grotesquerie of childbirth. The extra features span this range as well—from footage of Cho dressed up like a Suffragette to speak at a Sacramento gay-marriage rally, to her bizarre and hysterical commentary, which has nearly nothing to do with the film. NR; $19.98. Extras: sketches; trailers; Bruce Daniels’s opening act; behind-the-scenes footage.