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Two French films likewise surface, the ensemble comedy Avenue Montaigne (ThinkFilm, $27.98) and the taut revenge thriller The Page Turner (Tartan Video, $22.95).

Miramax Home Entertainment adds two domestic dramas, Aaron Eckhardt in the fable Neverwas and Allison Janney in the coming-of-age story Our Very Own ($29.99 each).

Collectors’ corner

An erstwhile cinematic swim queen continues to make a splash on the digital scene via Warner Home Video’s Esther Williams Collection Vol. 1 (five-disc, $49.92). The set gathers Bathing Beauty (1944), Easy to Wed (1946), On an Island With You (1948), Neptune’s Daughter (1949) and Dangerous When Wet (1953). Bonus material includes classic cartoons, vintage Pete Smith novelty shorts, featurettes and more.

MGM Home Entertainment goes the racy route with the 1970s The Happy Hooker Trilogy, assembling The Happy Hooker, The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington and The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood, plus director Paul Verhoeven’s enduring 1995 camp classic Showgirls: Fully Exposed Edition ($19.98 each), the latter landing with an audio commentary and featurettes.

Phan mail

Dear Phantom: What is the status of a favorite old movie of mine, “Joy in the Morning,” starring Richard Chamberlain and Yvette Mimieux? Video or DVD to be had at all anywhere?

— Evelyn Dearstyne, via e-mail

Not as yet, but hopefully MGM will eventually add that 1965 drama to its digital roster.

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