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New DVDs: ‘Bobby’ ‘Doris Day Collection’

Also new: ‘Streets of San Francisco,’ ‘The Untouchables’
/ Source: The Associated Press

“Bobby”Emilio Estevez writes, directs and co-stars with a remarkable cast in a fictionalized drama centered on a group of people at Los Angeles’ Ambassador Hotel the night Robert Kennedy was assassinated there in 1968. The ensemble includes Estevez’s father, Martin Sheen, Sharon Stone, Demi Moore, Anthony Hopkins, Lindsay Lohan, Laurence Fishburne, Ashton Kutcher, Elijah Wood, Helen Hunt, Harry Belafonte, Heather Graham, Christian Slater and Freddy Rodriguez. This is a DVD that screams for commentary from Estevez, whose family history intersects in small but intriguing ways with the Kennedys. But the DVD comes only with a making-of featurette and a segment of eyewitness accounts of the events that night. DVD, $28.95. (Genius) Read the review

“The Doris Day Collection: Volume 2”A second collection of DVD premieres gathers six titles in a boxed set, including Day’s debut with the 1948 musical “Romance on the High Seas, a light romp from “Casablanca” director Michael Curtiz set on an ocean cruise. Also in the set is Day and Curtiz’s follow-up, “My Dream Is Yours,” with Day as a rising singer, teamed in one sequence with cartoon star Bugs Bunny. The other movies in the six-disc set are the Gus Kahn musical biography “I’ll See You in My Dreams,” with Danny Thomas; the folksy Booth Tarkington adaptations “On Moonlight Bay” and “By the Light of the Silvery Moon”; and “Lucky Me,” another tale of a rising star. Each film is accompanied by vintage short films and cartoons. Single DVDs, $19.97 each; DVD boxed set, $59.92. (Warner Bros.)


TV on DVD:

“The Streets of San Francisco,” “The Untouchables” — Two classic TV crime series begin new life on DVD. Karl Malden and Michael Douglas star in the 1970s detective drama “The Streets of San Francisco,” the two creating a great buddy-cop dynamic between a street-wise veteran and his book-smart protege. The first 13 episodes come in a four-disc set, accompanied by an interview with Malden and Douglas. Debuting in 1959, “The Untouchables” stars Robert Stack as federal agent Eliot Ness, who put 1930s gangster Al Capone behind bars. A four-disc set has the first 14 episodes, plus a movie version of the two-part pilot that aired on the “Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse.” DVD sets, $42.99 each. (Paramount)

“Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! The Complete Third Season” — A two-disc set packs 16 episodes with the Great Dane and his ghostbusting pals at Mystery Inc. This continuation of the original Hanna Barbera cartoon show aired as part of the “Scooby’s All Stars” series. The set includes a featurette on Hanna Barbera. DVD set, $34.98. (Warner Bros.)

“The Batman,” “Teen Titans” — Two incarnations of DC Comics heroes are back in a pair of two-disc sets, each containing the complete third seasons, with 13 episodes apiece. Each set includes a featurette. DVD sets, $19.98 each. (Warner Bros.)

“How William Shatner Changed the World” — The “Star Trek” star hosts a tongue-in-cheek look at how make-believe technology of the sci-fi franchise inspired the developers of real-world innovations, such as flip phones and medical equipment resembling tools used by the show’s characters. DVD, $19.98. (Allumination)