"Mad Men: The Complete Collection" (Lionsgate): Now that the final episode has aired, the complete run of Matthew Weiner's period drama stands as one the great achievements in the history of TV: a set of poignant short stories, revolving around the 1960s advertising business, adding up to a grand statement about social and personal change.
"Gates of Heaven" / "Vernon, Florida" (Criterion): Two of Oscar-winning documentarian Errol Morris' earliest films — one about pet cemeteries, one about a quirky small town — share a single Blu-ray disc and together present a wise, funny and heartbreaking vision of American dreamers.
"Dziga Vertov: The Man With the Movie Camera" (Flicker Alley): The Soviet filmmaker Vertov is best-known for his exultant 1929 day-in-the-life cine-essay "Man With the Movie Camera," which this essential Blu-ray set presents in a stunning new transfer alongside some of the early documentary experiments that preceded it.
"30 for 30: Season 2" (
"Rocky Horror Picture Show: 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition" (20th Century Fox): Whether fans watch "Rocky Horror" to shout scripted insults at the screen or whether they genuinely enjoy the movie's tuneful, transgressive take on the fluid sexuality of old Hollywood B-movies, this features-packed new Blu-ray edition has all the bases covered.
"The Bombs, Babes & Blockbusters of Cannon Films" (
"The Larry Fessenden Collection" (Scream! Factory/IFC/Glass Eye Pix): One of the best arguments for the continued existence of physical media is this box set spotlighting the work of one of America's most original horror auteurs. Fessenden has quietly put together a body of features, shorts and experiments that make more sense when they're gathered all in one place than when they're scattered.
"The Collected Works of
"The Quay Brothers: Collected Short Films" (Zeitgeist/Syncopy): Some of the most beguiling, meticulously crafted avant-garde animated films ever made are collected onto a single disc, complete with commentary tracks and a