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DVD reviews: ‘Game of Thrones’

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GAME OF THRONES: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON  With time to spare for the arrival of season 3 of the cable series, on March 31, last year’s 10 episodes arrive on disc. Extras: multiple featurettes and audio commentaries, in-episode guide. (HBO, $59.99; Blu-ray, $79.98)

MONSTERS, INC.  Sulley and Mike would have their hands full, literally, with this five-disc “ultimate collector’s edition,” whose release is meant to whet appetites for the arrival of “Monsters University” in theaters, come June. (Disney-Pixar, $49.99; three-disc set, $39.99)

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BEST IN SHOW  Hard on the heels of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show comes the Blu-ray release of this funniest of all canine comedies. Christopher Guest and his stock company have never surpassed this deadpan-delirious sendup of the show-dog circuit. (Warner Home Video, $19.98)

LES MISÉRABLES  After Victor Hugo wrote the novel, but before it became a musical, “Les Miz” was a movie — several, actually, and this 1958 French version, with Jean Gabin as Jean Valjean, may be the most celebrated. (Olive Films, $24.95; Blu-ray, $29.95)

THE THIEF OF BAGDAD In 1924, Douglas Fairbanks had one of his greatest successes — and the Silent Era had one of its greatest action epics — with this tale of “Arabian Nights” derring-do. Extras: making-of featurette, photo gallery. (Cohen Film Collection, $24.98; Blu-ray, $29.98)

The 1930 original, starring Richard Barthelmess and Douglas Fairbanks Jr., was Howard Hawks’s talkies directorial debut. It creaks some, but numerous Hawksian touches await the aficionado. (Warner Archive, $18.95, already available)


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