DVD releases: ‘Gloria’

Roadside Attractions

THE SELFISH GIANT Director Clio Barnard follows up on her much-praised feature debut, “The Arbor” (2010), with this story of two 13-year-old boys in northern England. A friendship with a scrap dealer who dabbles in crime transforms their lives. Extras: behind-the-scenes featurette, cast and crew interviews. (MPI Home Video, $24.98)

BETTY BOOP: THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION VOLUME 3 Boop-oop-a-doop! Everyone’s favorite animated cutie pie is on display in a dozen newly remastered shorts. Guest voices include Louis Armstrong and Cab Calloway. (Olive Films, $24.95; Blu-ray, $29.95)

GLORIA From Chile, a multilayered, quietly charming portrait of a middle-aged divorcee, played with weary delight by Pauline Garcia. Director Sebastian Lelio celebrates the daily work it takes to keep dignity and humor intact when the day gets late and the men still act like babies. Extras: musical montage. (Lionsgate, $26.98)


IL SORPASSO In Dino Risi’s 1962 comedy, Vittorio Gassman and Jean-Louis Trintignant take to the highway in a spiffy convertible. A happily mismatched pair — swinging bachelor and studious law student — they’re not as happily mismatched as the idea of an Italian road movie. Extras: digital restoration, introduction by Alexander Payne, 2004 Risi interview. (Criterion Collection, $24.95; Blu-ray, $39.95)

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DETECTIVE STORY Three decades before “Hill Street Blues,” there was William Wyler’s 1951 adaptation of Sidney Kingsley’s play about a trying day in the life of a very different precinct house. It earned four Oscar nominations. The cast includes Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, and, making her movie debut, Lee Grant. (Warner Archive Collection, $17.99, available now)

BREAKING THE WAVES Lars von Trier’s neo-primitive love story, from 1996, is breathtaking in the raw purity of its emotions. Emily Watson is the woman of intense religious faith who must react to her oil-rig worker husband’s incapacitating injury in a remote Scottish coastal town. Extras: digital restoration, supervised by von Trier; von Trier commentary; interviews with Watson and excerpts from her audition tape; deleted and extended scenes. (Criterion Collection, $39.95, dual format, available now)GLOBE STAFF