New DVDs: 'Vantage Point,' 'Meet the Browns'

Here's a sampling of what's out this week in home video and DVD, and a calendar of what's coming:


'Mad Men: Season One'

WHAT: The acclaimed series dramatizes the competitive world of New York advertising men in the 1960s. The first season comes in a four-disc DVD set or three-disc Blu-ray set, with commentary on all 13 episodes, plus segments on the show's music and the explosion of mass media in the 1960s.

COST: DVD set, $49.98; Blu-ray set, $49.99. (Lionsgate)

'Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns'

WHAT: The latest from director, writer and co-star Tyler Perry features Angela Bassett as a single mother struggling to raise three kids in Chicago who heads off to Georgia for the funeral of the father she never met -- and is initiated into the lively, crazy world of her kinfolk. The DVD is available in a bare-bones single-disc release or a two-disc set with four behind-the-scenes segments and a digital copy of the movie. A two-disc Blu-ray release also comes with a digital copy and has a few extra features.

COST: Single-disc DVD, $29.95; two-disc DVD set, $34.98; Blu-ray, $39.99. (Lionsgate)

'Til Death Do Us Part: The Complete First Season'

WHAT: It figures that any TV show with Pink Flamingos director John Waters as host would be more than a little sick and twisted. Mr. Waters plays the "Groom Reaper," introducing macabre marital tales that end with one spouse deceased.

COST: DVD set, $29.98. (BCI)

'Anglo-Saxon Attitudes'

WHAT: Adapted from a novel by Angus Wilson, this 1992 British miniseries stars Richard Johnson and Tara Fitzgerald in the satirical story of an aging historian trying to unravel the mystery of an ancient idol -- and the puzzles of his own indiscretions over the years.

COST: DVD set, $39.99. (Acorn)

'Rebus: Set 3'

WHAT: A four-disc set packs four installments of the British crime series starring Ken Stott as a boozy Scottish detective with a brazen, bulldog style of hunting down murderers.

COST: DVD set, $49.99. (Acorn)



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