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TV on DVD: 'Elvis' and lots of Alices

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.

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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.

ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS Jimmy Durante, Agnes Moorehead, Jack Palance, the Smothers Brothers, others in NBC's color 1966 studio musical, with producer reminiscences; $20, Infinity.


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