Glass (Universal, Blu-ray or standard DVD, PG-13, 129 min.). "Glass" is a continuation of writer/director M. Night Shyamalan's films "Unbreakable" (2000) and "Split" (2016), a combination of comic book and thriller genres. I really, really liked "Split," so I kept waiting for something to happen in "Glass," and waiting and waiting. After two of the main protagonists are captured, the film turns very, very talky for about an hour. The best things about the film are James McAvoy's performance as Kevin Wendell Crumb, with more off his 24 personalities being revealed, and how effective a comic book film Shyamalan made on such a limited budget.

From "Unbreakable" comes Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, also known as Mr. Glass because his medical condition means his bones break very easily, who caused the train crash of which David Dunn (Bruce Willis, also of Shyamalan's "The Sixth Sense" in 1999) was the sole survivor. Dunn, aided by his son (Spencer Treat Clark as Joseph) now operates as the vigilante called The Overseer in Philadelphia, believing that he has super-human strength and his body is close to indestructible. Crumb, whose abduction  of women was the central story of "Split," also has one personality — The Beast, who is much more revealed in "Glass" — that has super-human physical abilities.

Joseph helps his father, who also receives mental images from others' minds when he touches them, to an area of the city where women have gone missing. It turns out they were the victims of Crumb's mental Horde, as offerings for The Beast. Dunn discovers where the latest four victims are chained, but a battle ensues with The Beast. When the battle spills out into the street, the police help Dr. Ellie Staple (Sarah Paulson of TV's "American Horror Story") corral the two combatants and transfer them to Raven Hill Memorial, a mental care facility where most of the film takes place. Dr. Staple is a psychiatrist whose expertise is in people with delusions of grandeur, specifically who believe themselves to be superheroes. She tries to convince both men, as well as Price, who has been an inmate there for nearly two decades, that they do not have super powers, that everything they have experienced can be explained practically.

Also back from "Split" is Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy), the lone survivor among Crumb's victims. Here, though, she is given very little to do. While the film often hints at a showdown and destruction of the new, tallest building in the city, the final confrontation actually takes place in the parking lot at Raven Hill, thanks to the limited budget.

While there are numerous extras, all but two are extremely short. Most interesting are a conversation between McAvoy and Shyamalan (5:10, with lots of clips) and a look at the stunts (1:28). There is an alternate opening (2:57) and 12 deleted scenes (24:53), all with optional introductions by Shyamalan, who refers to the deleted scenes as "an educational process" for himself and that the first cut of the film was three hours and 20 minutes long. Another featurette looks at the main characters (8:43). Shorter pieces look at bringing the film crew back together (2:54), Dunn vs. The Beast (2:11), decoding the use of color in the three films (2:52), connections in the "Glass" universe (2:54), Shyamalan behind the camera (2:46), the film's sound (1:50), enhancing with visual effects (2:26; mostly the table throwing and water tank stunts), Raven Hill Memorial (2:16) and storyboard use (1:56). Grade: film 2 stars; extras 2.25 stars

Rating guide: 5 stars = classic; 4 stars = excellent; 3 stars = good; 2 stars = fair; dog = skip it

The Kid Who Would Be King (20th Century Fox, Blu-ray or standard DVD, PG, 120 min.). When writer/director Joe Cornish was 13, he was influenced by both "E.T. The Extra-terrestrial" and "Excalibur," and he began to sketch what he thought would make a great film about a young boy who discovers Excalibur. It has taken 37 years, but Cornish has finally made his film, which is a lot of fun as it moves Arthurian Legend into current times with school children. Cornish previous wrote and directed "Attack the Block" and wrote "Ant-Man" and "The Adventures of Tintin."

The film opens with a brief, cartoon retelling of the story of King Arthur, his sword and evil half-sister Morgana, who places a curse of the kingdom and vows to return.

The hero of the film is 12-year-old Alex (Louis Ashbourne Serkis of "Alice Through the Looking Glass"; he is the son of actor Andy Serkis of "Lord of the Rings" fame), whom we first see defending — unsuccessfully — his best friend Bedders (newcomer Dean Chaumoo) from two school bullies, Lance (Tom Taylor of "The Dark Tower") and Kaye (Rhianna Dorris of TV's "Stage School," "Secret Life of Boys"). Later, Alex is chased by the same two bullies and hides in a construction site, where he falls a bit and comes across a sword buried in a stone. He pulls out the sword for protection, and later learns it is Excalibur. That happens when a strange new pupil shows up at Alex's school and introduces himself as Mertin.

Mertin (Angus Imrie of TV's "The Kingdom") actually is the young version of Merlin, King Arthur's magician advisor. On occasion, the elderly form of Merlin shows up — played by Patrick Stewart of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" fame — or young Merlin transforms into an owl. Young Merlin tells Alex it is his duty to save the kingdom, that is, England, from Morgana's impending attack. Alex does not buy all this initially and tries to place the sword back, but he and Bedders, whom he had knighted, are cornered at the construction site by Lance and Kaye. When one of Morgana's dead horseman warriors — the Mortes Milles — attacks, Alex talks Lance and Kaye into allowing him to knight them, the only way they cannot vanish when the Mortes Milles attack.

With a solar eclipse due in four days that will enable Morgana (Rebecca Ferguson of the "Mission Impossible" franchise) to leave the underworld, the quartet of would-be heroes travels to Tintegal in Cornwall to seek Alex's father for more information about the Arthurian Legend, twice fight off increasing numbers of Mortes Milles and ultimately arm and train the whole student body and set up the school as a castle with defenses in order to stop Morgana.

Cornish easily weaves in some British history, including historical sites, and has the story reflect the real Arthurian Legend, such as when King Arthur turned his enemies into allies. The Mortes Milles special effects are quite good and the Lady of the Lake is represented in a simple, but effective way. Young Merlin also uses a lot of hand magic (which recalls TV's "Magicians") and young Merlin has an introduction that nods to Arnold Schwarzenegger's first arrival as the Terminator.

Extras include four deleted scenes (4:03; with Lance's Nanna revealing some embarrassing details about his younger days); a look at the film's origins, casting and making-of (11:48); and looks at the characters (12:07); seven weeks of training (10:03), the two Merlins (11:48), Morgana (12:02), movie magic (13:33), fair, makeup and costume tests (2:59) and promo material that includes four brief looks at Merlin's magic and a Lay Lay music video. Grade: film 3 stars; extras 2.5 stars

Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (Warner Bros., Blu-ray or standard DVD, PG, 89 min.). Like "The Kid Who Would Be King," this film opens up with an incident of bullying, only this time it is cyber bullying, as 16-year-old Nancy (Sophie Lillis of "It: Part 1," HBO's "Sharp Objects") rushes to console her friend Bess Marvin (Mackensie Graham), who has been subjected to a humiliating online video by bully Derek Barnes (Evan Castelloe of "The Frontrunner," HBO's "Sharp Objects"). With third friend George Fayne (Zoe Renee of TV's "The Quad"), they set out to get revenge on Derek while he is working out at the gym.

The trick works better than expected, but it gets Nancy in trouble with the law, apparently not for the first time in this small town of River Heights, where her father, lawyer Carson Drew (Sam Trammell of HBO's "True Bloood"), relocated after the death of his wife, Nancy's mother. Nancy never wanted to leave her friends in Chicago, though.

Deputy Patrick (Andrew Matthew Welch of the upcoming "Ma" and "Purity Falls) is on Nancy's side, however, and eventually helps her with the mystery of Twin Elms, an allegedly haunted house owned by Flora (Linda Lavin of TV's "Alice"), the elderly aunt of Helen Corning (Laura Wiggins of TV's "Tomorrow People"), the girlfriend of the humiliated Derek. Enmity is reluctantly put aside as Nancy and Helen stay at Aunt Flora's overnight, when, indeed, it appears spirits do attack. Of course, the film's title is a big clue as to what is really going on.

The legend was that the two Colfax brothers fought over the same woman, with one brother killing the other two, before dying himself. A subplot that grows in importance has River Heights the possible site for a new railroad line, with Carson Drew in opposition.

The Nancy Drew book series debuted in 1930 and, as the extras point out, has been very influential on many women who went on to greatness. "Hidden Staircase" was the second book in the series and screenwriters Nina Flore and John Herrera do a lot of updating to make the film of interest to today's teens. The opening scene has Nancy skateboarding down the town's main street — with no traffic anywhere — listening to a song, "I'm More Than Just a Girl."

The story does not really present any surprises, but director Katt Shea ("Poison Ivey," 2 "Stripped To Kill" movies) keeps things rather light. Lillis is very appealing in her performance as spunky Nancy. Extras include a making-of featurette (8:58); Lavin giving a tour of Twin Elms and some behind-the-camera looks at set construction (4:44); and an inconsequential  gag reel (3:13). Grade: film 3 stars; extras 2 stars

Escape at Dannemora (Showtime/CBS/Paramount, 3 DVDs, NR, 7 hours 23 min.). Based on 2015's stranger-than-fiction prison break, the award-winning (Golden Globe, Critics Choice and Screen Actors Guild awards) Showtime series stars Benicio Del Toro as Richard Matt and Paul Dano as David Sweat, two convicted murderers who escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility with the help of Joyce "Tilly" Mitchell (award-winner Patricia Arquette), a female prison employee. Tilly is a working-class wife and mother who supervises the prison tailor shop, but she becomes sexually involved with the two prisoners.

The seven-episode series was written and executive produced by Brett Johnson (TV's "Mad Men") and Oscar-nominated Michael Tolkin ("The Player"), who met while working as writers on "Ray Donovan." The series was directed by Ben Stiller ("The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"), who provides audio commentary on each episode, four with one other person and three with multiple others. Extras also include a look at the real-life circumstances of the prison break and a look at the making of the 9-minute "Sweat's Run" scene that opens episode five. While the latter appears to be a single camera shot, in actually is 17 different scenes across four different locations that were stitched together.

Gunsmoke: The Fourteenth Season Vols. One & Two (1968-69, CBS/Paramount, 4 DVDs & 3 DVD, NR, 12 hours 42 min. &9 hours 20 min.). For this season of the long-running western, the 26 color episodes have been digitally remastered. The series stars James Arness as Marshal Matt Dillon, Milburn Stone as Doc Adams, Amanda Blake as saloon proprietress Miss Kitty and Ken Curtis as Deputy Festus Haggen.

During the season, Matt intervenes when a former lawman plans to use his son to settle a grudge; Matt joins a cattle drive to keep peace among the workers and their boss; a Mexican youngster with an ulterior motive befriends Matt; two brothers turn in their 103-year-old uncle as a horse thief; Matt and Doc take a prisoner by train back to Dodge; two children rob a bank; bounty hunters try to get even with Matt; and a family of former slaves shelter Matt when he is injured.

the Game: The Complete Series (2006-09 & 2011-15, CBS/Paramount, 20 DVDs, NR, 51 hours 52 min.). The comedy series, created by Mara Brock Akil ("Being Mary Jane"), stars Tia Mowry-Hardict ("Sister, Sister") as Melanie Barnett as the girlfriend of a professional football player.

After her boyfriend, Derwin Davis ("Ray Donovan") gets drafted as the third-string wide receiver for the San Diego Sabers, Melanie discovers her role is much more than supporting Derwin from the sidelines. She has to pick up a playbook of her own and learn the power plays that NFL wives use to get their men the best agents, managers, charity opportunities, endorsements and merchandising deals. The series also stars Hosea Chanchez ("Major Crimes"), Coby Bell ("Burn Notice"), Wendy Raquel Robinson ("Miss Congeniality"), Barry Floyd ("Black-ish"), Brittany Daniel ("White Chicks") and Brandy Norwood ("Moesha"). Special guest include Rocky Carroll ("NCIS"), Stacey Dash ("Clueless"), Meagan Good ("Think Like a Man") and Ciara ("Lose Control").

Extras include: Season one — "The Game: Girlfriends" spin-off, interview with Mara Brock Akil, Akil commenting on three episodes, and an offseason interview with Akil; Season four –featurette about bringing back the show, deleted scenes and a gag reel; Season five — a highlight reel, deleted scenes and a gag reel; and Season six — deleted scenes and a gag reel. There are 147 episodes over nine seasons.