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ROBERT MITCHUM FILM COLLECTION

Has any male star of the ’50s better stood the test of time than Mitchum? His combination of macho, insolence, and sexiness is hard to beat. This 10-film set includes two of his best performances, “Night of the Hunter” and “Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison,” as well as several films from the ’50s and and ’60s that, let’s face it, wouldn’t be worth watching except that, hey, they’ve got Robert Mitchum in ’em. (20th Century Fox, $49.98)

THE WHO: LIVE IN
TEXAS ’75

A cleaned-up and restored version of a famous bootleg video. The band was playing the Summit, in Houston, touring in support of “The Who by Numbers.” So there are several songs from that album, including the inexcusably overlooked “Dreaming From the Waist.” A third of the 25 numbers come from “Tommy.” Oddly, there’s only one from “Quadrophenia,” “Drowned.” (Eagle Rock Entertainment, $14.98)

RED DAWN

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With the remake coming out next month (this time the invaders are North Koreans), why not revisit the 1984 original, in its (red, white, and) Blu-ray debut. When the Soviets take over a Colorado town, teenage freedom fighters Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Jennifer Grey, and, yes, Charlie Sheen stand up to be counted. Extras: theatrical trailer. (MGM, $19.99)

SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS

A rock documentary that commemorates the dance-punk outfit LCD Soundsystem’s sold-out farewell concert at Madison Square Garden, in April 2011, as well as frontman James Murphy’s sleepy, soulful ambivalence about fame. As a memento of a much-loved group and its final stand, this is sometimes touching, sometimes really loud, and often both. Extras: multiple bonus features, chief among them the concert in its entirety. (Blu-ray, $39.99, DVD, $34.99)

MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR

“A Hard Day’s Night” and “Help!,” both directed by Richard Lester, had been enormous successes for the Beatles on the big screen. With “Magical Mystery Tour,” they decided in 1967 to direct themselves for the small screen. The results weren’t exactly a success, but they remain essential viewing for anyone interested in who exactly was the walrus. Extras: interviews with Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney; commentary from McCartney; previously unseen footage. (Capitol, DVD, $19.98, Blu-ray, $29.98, deluxe box set $94.98)

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