Idlewild. Andre Benjamin and Antwan A. Patton of OutKast sing and play in this story of a nightclub in which greed and murder threatens to cast a dark shadow over all. Universal: includes deleted scenes and extra song, $29.98, Dec. 5.
Oh! What A Lovely War. The film version of the successful stage satire on the insanity of World War I and war in general. Starring Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, John Mills, John Gielgud, Maggie Smith, Vanessa Redgrave, etc. Basically every great of British theater was involved with this film. Paramount: includes commentary by director Richard Attenborough, documentary, $14.99.
The Adventures of the Gummi Bears: Vol. 1. Disney's first animated series about a family of bears who get superpowers when they drink Gummi Berry juice was broadcast from 1985 to 1990. \o7Buena Vista: three discs, 47 episodes, $34.98.
The Best of Carson: Vol. 1. Here's Johnny Carson in many of his famous sketches on "The Tonight Show" and featuring such comedic wonders as Steve Martin, Don Rickles, Rodney Dangerfield and Garry Shandling. \o7Esi Distribution: includes "Tonight Show" highlights, rare photographs, $39.99.\f7
The Best of the Electric Company, Vol. 2. The award-winning children's show teaches children reading and grammar skills and this set features appearances by Mel Brooks, Joan Rivers, Carol Burnett, Barbara Eden and Victor Borges. \o7Shout! Factory: four discs, 20 episodes, $39.98.\f7
Chip 'N' Dale's Rescue Rangers: Vol. 2. The adventures include the Rangers meeting a leprechaun and taking a trip to the Himalayas. \o7Buena Vista: three discs, including the pilot episode, $34.99.
Criminal Minds: Season 1. A team of FBI profilers tracks down potential baddies before they do harm, starring Mandy Patinkin. \o7CBS/Paramount: six discs, 22 episodes, includes commentaries and featurettes, $64.99, Tuesday.\f7
Dr. Katz: Season 2. Ray Romano, Sandra Bernhard and Janeane Garofalo guest star in this animated comedy about the beleaguered therapist dealing with a world of neuroses. \o7Comedy Central/Paramount: includes follow-up visits from the likes of Garry Shandling among others, $26.99.\f7
Friends: The Complete Series Collection. Six friends; six careers launched forevermore. \o7Warner Bros.: 40 discs, 236 episodes, includes 60-page commemorative book, commentaries, featurettes, gag reels, $299.98.\f7
Get Smart: The Complete Collection. Don Adams as the affable but bumbling Agent Maxwell Smart is a television icon along with Barbara Feldon as the brilliant and beautiful Agent 99. Together, they somehow made it work and every episode is here. But the set is available only at getsmartondvd.com. Time\o7-\f7\o7Life/HBO: 25 discs, 138 episodes, includes interviews, commentaries, featurettes, $199.96.\f7
Gunsmoke: The Director's Collection. The longest-running Western on television has some of its finest episodes highlighted in this set, focusing on the work of several directors, including John Rich, Arthur Hiller, Dennis Weaver and Mark Rydell. \o7Paramount: three discs, $39.99.\f7
The Impressionists. A three-part miniseries on the lives of Monet, Cezanne, Renoir, Manet and Degas and how they shook up the art world. \o7KOCH Vision: two discs, includes five-minute documentary on Monet, $34.98, Dec. 5.\f7
Joan of Arcadia: The Second Season. Amber Tamblyn is Joan, a 16-year-old who talks to God. \o7CBS/Paramount: six discs, 23 episodes, $64.99, Tuesday.
\f7Law & Order Criminal Intent: The Second Year. In producer Dick Wolf's series, Vincent D'Onofrio plays a dogged investigator with Kathryn Erbe as his partner. The series gives the audience information that the investigators must discover for themselves. \o7Universal: five discs, 23 episodes, includes deleted scenes, $59.98, Dec. 12.
Little Britain: Complete Series Three\o7. \f7Thoroughly British and utterly hilarious as we see the return of such characters as Vicky Pollard, Emily and Florence, Dafydd Thomas and their uproarious daily life in a village. \o7BBC: includes deleted scenes, commentaries, interviews, \f7\o7$29.98.
\f7MASH: The Martinis and Medicine Collection\o7. \f7All 11 seasons of a field hospital fighting war with humor. \o7Fox: 36 discs, $199.98.\f7\o7
\f7Mission: Impossible: The Complete First Season. Steven Hill heads a group of spies who have to undertake assignments, such as overthrowing menacing Third World dictatorships, that would normally be considered "impossible." The show reveled in James Bond-type technology. \o7Paramount: seven discs, 28 episodes, $54.99, Dec. 5.\f7\o7
NCIS: The Complete Second Season. \f7Mark Harmon leads a team whose purpose is to investigate crimes connected with those in the armed forces. \o7CBS/Paramount: six discs, 23 episodes, includes commentaries and featurettes, $64.99.