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DVD reviews: ‘History of the Eagles’

HISTORY OF THE EAGLES

Henry Diltz/SHOWTIME

HISTORY OF THE EAGLES

HISTORY OF THE EAGLES Hate the band or love it, you can’t dispute that the Eagles were the kings of California rock. “Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)” has sold upwards of 32 million copies. This three-disc set, produced by Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney, includes four hours of previously unseen footage. Disc one follows the band through its ’70s heyday. Disc two takes them through post-breakup acrimony, reunion tours, and on to the present. Disc three comprises a complete 1977 concert, at the height of their “Hotel California” fame. (Jigsaw Productions, $34.99; $39.99, Blu-ray; $299.99, super deluxe limited edition)

FUNNY GIRL For her movie debut, Barbra Streisand reprised the title role in the Broadway musical that sealed her stardom. The movie made her a screen star, too. Streisand won the 1968 best actress Oscar for her performance as comedienne Fanny Brice. Extras: featurettes on the making of the film and Streisand’s early years as a performer. (Sony, $19.99, Blu-ray)

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THE DETAILS Tobey Maguire is a Seattle obstetrician married to Elizabeth Banks. Laura Linney plays their loony neighbor. What seems like a comedy of yuppie desperation quickly becomes something . . . odder. “The Details” is its own flavor. That flavor may not be all that palatable, but uniqueness is rare and deserving of attention. (Anchor Bay, $24.98; $29.99, Blu-ray)

ETHEL Rory Kennedy, Robert and Ethel Kennedy’s youngest child, directed this lively and loving documentary chronicling her mother’s life. Inevitably, and more interestingly, it’s also a partial biography of her father. Extras: interview with filmmaker. (HBO, $19.98, available now)

STRICTLY BALLROOM Baz Luhrmann’s directorial debut debuts on Blu-ray. When a mismatched dance team enters the Australian Pan Pacific Championships . . . well, let’s just say several seasons’ worth of “Dancing With the Stars” has nothing on this. Extras: deleted scene, design gallery, featurette on transition from stage to screen. (Miramax Lionsgate, $14.99)

THE MEN Marlon Brando made his film debut in this 1950 story about a wheelchair-bound World War II veteran trying to come to terms with his disability. Teresa Wright plays the woman who loves him. (Olive Films, $19.95; $29.95, Blu-ray)

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