Cool stuff on DVD today: Marvel and more

05:00 AM, Apr 02, 2013

An image of the new Marvel box set, on sale today./


Written By by Whitney Matheson, USA TODAY

It’s a slow week for DVDs; for my money, I think your best option is the Shining documentary Room 237, now on demand/iTunes.

But here’s the short list o’ discs:

Release o’ the week: Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers Assembled. This fancy 10-disc set includes The Avengers, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America and a “top-secret bonus disc.”

- Kristen Schaal: Live at the Fillmore. The comedian/Bob’s Burgers star gets a little dirty (and I like it!).

- Hemingway & Gellhorn. Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen star in this flick, which is interesting enough but runs a bit too long.

- John Dies at the End. The indie-horror comedy is uneven but still worth a rental.

- Phillip Roth: Unmasked. PBS explores the life and career of the writer.

Also out: The Killing: Season Two, The Bible: The Epic Miniseries, The Baytown Outlaws, Dirk Gently

Blu-ray highlight: That Thing You Do! is now out in the format.

New on Netflix Instant: Users can now stream Seasons 1-4 of Fringe on the site, along with Hatfields & McCoys.

Related news: Peggy Sue Got Married is coming to Blu-ray this summer.

Next week: The Bill Murray flick Hyde Park on Hudson arrives.