Riefenstahl was the star and muse of the German director Arnold Fanck, largely remembered for his daredevil mountain films.
Newly restored, Sergei Parajanov’s ravishing masterpiece is out on Blu-ray and available for streaming.
Fuller’s two-fisted mob film, “Underworld U.S.A.,” out on Blu-ray, harks back to Lang, a Fuller favorite.
The extras on DVDs came to be seen as studio marketing opportunities, but the quirky bonuses were also a way budding filmmakers learned their craft.
“Westfront 1918,” from 1930 and “Cease Fire” (1953) used new technologies — sound and 3-D — to make more naturalistic war films.
Mr. Diaz’s “The Woman Who Left” and Mr. Costa’s “Casa de Lava,” both out on disc, dissect the world of the powerless in slow-burning dramas.
In John Ford’s salty and sentimental 1939 film “Young Mr. Lincoln,” now on Blu-ray, Abe is already a monument.
The season offers a bounty of DVDs, TV-series box sets, streaming-service subscriptions, and games for the tube watcher or Nintendo/PlayStation jockey in your life.