ELVISMiniseries Former kid star Kurt Russell made his first big adult splash in John Carpenter's 1979 miniseries. Produced two years after Presley's death, the three-hour biopic's portrayal of the younger Elvis impressed both fans and haters.
Extras Archival making-of featurette, personal commentary from movie vocalist Ronnie McDowell with Presley cousin and author Edie Hand, booklet about the production.
List Price: $20, out today from Shout.
Syfy's modern adult miniseries sends a martial arts instructor through the looking glass, into a steampunk world of CGI effects and crazy characters (Kathy Bates, Matt Frewer, Harry Dean Stanton); $20 DVD/$30 BD,
ALICE IN WONDERLANDMartin Short, Gene Wilder, Whoopi Goldberg top all-star cast in NBC's more traditional 1999 mini, also from "Alice" director Nick Willing, with cool Henson Creature Shop effects; $20, Vivendi.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND Sleeper of the bunch - British 1966 Victorian surreality with Ravi Shankar sitar music, Peter Sellers, John Gielgud in gorgeous black-and-white film, plus perceptive director commentary, 1903 silent "Alice," Dennis Potter's Alice Liddell drama, more; $15, BBC.