Other notable releases available now include:
* All-Star Alphabet (Unrated, Sesame Street) Co-hosted by Nicole Sullivan ("Mad TV") as the letter A and Stephen Colbert ("The Daily Show With Jon Stewart") as the letter Z, this alphabet-centric children's DVD features letter-themed musical performances and a cameo by every child's favorite entertainer, talk show host Larry King.
* The Lina Wertmuller Collection (Unrated, Koch Lorber) The collection of works by the first female Academy Award nominee for Best Director include the Italian filmmaker's Oscar-nominated "Seven Beauties" and "Swept Away."
The wind-up to Halloween has produced a minor eruption of repackaged horror collections, including:
* The Hammer Horror Series (Unrated, Universal) is a box set of eight films from England's science-fi and horror factory Hammer Films, including "Brides of Dracula" and "The Evil of Frankenstein."
* The Bela Lugosi Collection (Unrated, Universal) tosses the original theatrical trailers into the extras mix of this five-film set featuring "Murders in the Rue Morgue" and "The Black Cat."
DVDs available Tuesday include:
* Sigmund and the Sea Monsters: The Complete First Season (Unrated, Rhino)
* The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (PG, Buena Vista)
* Rock School (R, Columbia TriStar)
* Palindromes (Unrated, Wellspring Media)