E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL LIMITED COLLECTOR’S EDITION A Henry Thomas (Universal, PG, DVD) Finally, you can phone home at home.

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP Roger Livesey (Criterion, A unrated, DVD) Germans and Brits can be friends, as this wartime drama shows.

TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY Alec Guinness (Acorn, unrated) B+ A TV version of John Le Carre’s espionage classic finds Guinness in great form.


AUSTIN POWERS IN GOLDMEMBER (New Line, PG-13) If that weird skin-eating Dutch guy was Goldmember, we don’t want to meet Silver- or Bronzemember.

LILO & STITCH (Walt Disney, PG) The Mouse House takes a step back from CGI to tell of the fugitive alien who comes to live with a darling Hawaiian girl.

MAKING THE MISFITS (Image, unrated) What madness took place behind the scenes of this Marilyn Monroe flick, written by her then husband Arthur Miller?

THE PRODUCERS (MGM, unrated, DVD) ”[Hitler] had more hair, told funnier jokes, and could dance the pants off Churchill.” Go ahead, laugh. It’s okay.

‘R XMAS (Artisan, R) Drea de Matteo breaks free of the Sopranos for a part in another of Bad Lieutenant director Abel Ferrera’s walks on the underside.