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DVD releases: ‘Sherlock’

SHERLOCK: SEASON THREE Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman return as Holmes and Watson to solve three more mysteries, “The Empty Hearse,” “The Sign Of Three,” and “His Last Vow.” Extras: behind-the-scenes featurettes. (BBC Home Entertainment, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.98)

WADJDA The first woman to direct a feature film in Saudi Arabia, Haifaa Al Mansour, has created an unforgettable character, played irresistibly by Waad Mohammed. A precocious, funny, and indomitable 10-year-old, she breaks many of her society’s rules, especially in her determination to buy a bicycle. More than a critique of prejudice and iniquity, the film celebrates the independent spirit. Extras: director’s commentary and Q&A, making-of featurette. (Sony, Blu-ray/DVD combo, $40.99).

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THE ARMSTRONG LIE
A successful salvage job in which documentarian Alex Gibney (“We Steal Secrets”) turns an abandoned project about cyclist Lance Armstrong’s return to the Tour de France into a meditation on deception and disgrace. The new interview footage with Armstrong captures a very modern approach to public scandal: confession without remorse. Extras: director commentary, deleted scenes. (Sony, $30.99; Blu-ray, $35.99)

THE COUNSELOR Ridley Scott’s drug-trade drama has a nerve-jangling vibe and Cormac Mc-Carthy script. Michael Fassbender plays the eponymous protagonist, who buys into a drug-dealing operation despite a parade of red flags — notably Cameron Diaz, who’s got a sports-car sex scene that’s beyond anything you’d ever guess. Extras: on Blu-ray, director’s cut. With Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, and Brad Pitt. (20th Century Fox, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.99)

CHICAGO DIAMOND EDITION This shaky but ultimately electric 2002 film version of the Kander-Ebb musical tells the tale of two Jazz Age murderesses (Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones) vying for fame. Cannily, director Rob Marshall turns the movie into a psychological case study on Zellweger’s vamp; cheaply, he makes most of the songs fantasies. The entire cast, including Richard Gere, is great. Winner of six Oscars, including best picture and Zeta-Jones’s best supporting actress.
Extras: feature-length documentary, director and screenwriter commentary, deleted scenes. (Lionsgate, $14.99, Blu-ray)

THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY Nearly 15 years after his entertaining directorial debut, “The Best Man” (1999), writer-director Malcolm D. Lee reunites his nine fractious, inseparable, and very funny college chums. The characters, who have come a long way professionally and romantically, still deliver Lee’s sharp dialogue with pizzazz. Unfortunately, the fun fizzles before the ending. Extras: making-of featurette, gag reel, director’s commentary. (Universal, $29.98; Blu-ray, $34.98)

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