DVD releases: ‘Superman’

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GREY GARDENS This 1976 documentary by the Maysles brothers is both fascinating and discomfiting. It details the routines of two Jackie Kennedy relatives in extremis, Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter, Edie. Living in their crumbling East Hampton mansion, they play out calm denial (Edith) and desperation (Edie). Extras: “The Beales of Grey Gardens,” 2006 sequel; Albert Maysles audio commentary; digital restoration. (Criterion Collection, Blu-ray, $39.95, available now)

SUPERMAN: 5 FILM COLLECTION With “Man of Steel” last summer, Clark Kent’s alter ego made a big-screen comeback. For those interested in catching up, here are versions of the four films starring Christopher Reeve — “Superman The Movie: Extended Director’s Cut” (pictured), “Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut,” “Superman III,” “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace” — and, from 2006, “Superman Returns,” with Brandon Routh. (Warner Bros., $24.82, available now)

YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHIN’ YET Alain Resnais, the director of such classics as “Hiroshima Mon Amour” (1959) and “Last Year at Marienbad” (1961), turns 92 in June — and remains active as a director. “Aimer, boire et chanter (To Love, Drink, and Sing)” is scheduled for release next year. In the meantime, there’s this adaptation of two Jean Anouilh plays, which in Resnais’s hands braid together theater, cinema, and video. With Mathieu Amalric, Michel Piccoli, and Lambert Wilson. Extras: trailer. (Kino Lorber, $29.95. available now)


MARTIN SCORSESE’S WORLD CINEMA PROJECT More than just one of the world’s best-known filmmakers, Martin Scorsese has long been one of its best-known film advocates, connoisseurs, and guides. This dual-format DVD/Blu-ray box set brings together six lesser-known classics: Kim Ki-young’s “The Housemaid” (1960), Ahmed El Maânouni’s “Trances” (1981), Metin Erksan’s “Dry Summer” (1964), Ritwik Ghatak’s “A River Called Titas” (1973), Emilio Gómez Muriel and Fred Zinnemann’s “Redes” (1936), and Djibril Diop Mambéty’s “Touki bouki” (1973). (Criterion Collection, $124.95, available now)

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THE BLUE ANGEL: KINO CLASSICS 2-DISC ULTIMATE EDITION Josef von Sternberg, director, met Marlene Dietrich, actress, and movie history was never the same. Here’s the 1930 screen sensation where their seven-film collaboration began. Extras: Dietrich screen test, Dietrich archival performance footage from the '60s and '70s, trailers, image gallery. (Blu-ray, $39.95, available now)

ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US This big-screen concert documentary seems likely to please this boy-band’s fans but doesn’t bother trying to win over anyone else. The members come off as charming, likable goof-offs, but there’s little differentiating them beyond their hairstyles. Extras: “Best Song Ever” music video, “Going Home” featurettes on each band member, extended scenes. (Sony, $30.99; Blu-ray, $35.99, available now)