George Lucas' "Young Indiana Jones" leads off this look at TV series new to DVD, along with a pair of shows aimed directly at baby boomers (all of which are due in stores on Tuesday).
• "The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, Vol. 2: The War Years" (Lucasfilm/CBS, 1992-99, nine discs, $129.99). Sean Patrick Flanery stars as teenage Indy in this inventive fictionalization of historical events, aimed at young audiences. This second of three collections concentrates on the World War I era. These sets are high-priced but each feature-length episode is on a separate disc with bounteous bonus features, and a ninth disc contains interactive materials. Guests in these episodes include Catherine Zeta-Jones, Daniel Craig, Christopher Lee and C-3PO himself, Anthony Daniels.
Extras: full frame, eight episodes, featurettes, games, timeline
• "The Mod Squad: Season One, Volume One" (CBS/Paramount, 1968-69, four discs, $42.99). Three juvenile delinquents as they were called back then are given an opportunity to avoid jail time by becoming undercover cops. Peggy Lipton, Clarence Williams III and Michael Cole star as the trio, with Tige Andrews as the police captain who recruits them. Definitely a '60s curio but fans will be glad to see the show finally arrive on DVD.
Extras: full frame, 13 episodes, featurettes
• "Rawhide: Season 2, Volume 2" (CBS/Paramount, 1960, b/w, four discs, $42.99). Trail boss Gil Favor (Eric Fleming), his sidekick Rowdy Yates (Clint Eastwood) and their cattle drovers continue to run into an array of characters during their travels. Guests include Cloris Leachman and a host of Western veterans, led by Bob Steele, Buddy Ebsen and Warren Oates.
Extras: Full frame, 16 episodes
• "One Tree Hill: The Complete Fourth Season" (Warner, 2006-07, six discs, $59.98). This teenage soap opera has the cast going through its final year of high school while wrapping up loose ends from Season 3's cliffhangers. (Season 5 begins airing in January.)
Extras: widescreen, 21 episodes, deleted scenes, audio commentaries, featurettes, bloopers
• "Masters of Horror: Season Two: The V Word" (Anchor Bay, 2007, $14.98). The "V Word" word is "vampire," of course, in this Showtime anthology series. This one is a gory rehash of the usual bloodsucking cliches.
Extras: widescreen, audio commentary, featurettes, photo gallery; DVD-Rom applications
• "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Individual Eleven" (Bandai, 2007, $29.97)• "Cinderella II: Dreams Come True: Special Edition" (Disney, 2007, three cartoons, games, featurettes, $29.99; reissue of 2002 straight-to-video sequel)
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