Dune (Warner Bros., Blu-ray + DVD, PG-13, 155 min.). Director Denis Villeneuve (“Blade Runner 2049”) had wanted to direct a faithful version of Frank Herbert’s “Dune” since he was a young man. Once he got his chance, he decided to divide the film into two parts – part two has been given the green light – which actually is a bit fitting, as “Dune” was initially published as a two-part series in Analog magazine in 1963 and 1965. The beloved novel won the first Nebula Award for Best Novel (1965) and the Hugo Award (1966).

Villeneuve’s version is beautiful and detailed in its presentation of the desert world of Arrakis, home of the giant sandworms, the Fremen desert tribes and the only source of spice mélange, which enhances the mental capacity of humans, including the mutated navigators who “fold” space, making near-instantaneous space travel possible. It does away with the camp elements of the Harkonnens in David Lynch’s 1984 film.

Due to his jealousy of the growing popularity of Duke Leto Atreides (Oscar Isaac), the emperor has turned over control of Arrakis, aka Dune, to House Atreides, knowing full-well that the former controlling house, led by Baron Harkonnen (Stellan Skarsgard), will use force to wrest it back.

The central figures of the tale are the Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson), Duke Leo’s official concubine and mother of his son, Paul (Timothée Chalamet of “Call Me by Your Name”). Paul, who has been trained in some of the Bene Gesserit ways of his mother, has been having prescience dreams of Arrakis and a beautiful woman named Chani (Zendaya). Paul, who is quickly looked upon by some on Arrakis as the prophesized savior, Muad’Dib, is surrounded by trainers and protectors Duncan Idaho (Jason Mamoa) and Gurney Halleck (Josh Brolin).

There are 12 bonus featurettes, the most interesting of which are on the detailed production design of the buildings (6:26), filming Paul and Gurney’s training sessions (5:07) and designing the ornithopter (5:38). There also is a piece on the music by Hans Zimmer (11:12), which recently won a Golden Globe.  Grade: film 3.75 stars; extras 3 stars

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

The Sherlock Holmes Vault Collection (1931-37, The Film Detective, 4 Blu-rays, NR, 299 min.). Three of these four newly-restored Sherlock Holmes films star Arthur Wontner as Holmes and were made by Britain’s Twickenham Studios. All four films work in Professor Moriarty as the main antagonist.

In “Sherlock Holmes’ Fatal Hour” (1931, 81 min.), a woman thinks her brother is cheating at high-stakes bridge games, which leads to his being blackmailed by Moriarty into smuggling stolen cash into France, as he has a diplomatic passport. Ian Fleming (called Jan here; not the James Bond author) plays Dr. John Watson in all three Wontner films. The film is adapted from the stories “The Final Problem” and “The Empty Hour.” Extras include audio commentary by Jennifer Churchill; the first of a three-part reminiscence by Sam Sherman on seeing the films on NYC TV in the 1950s (7:40); a radio broadcast of “Sherlock Holmes and the Blue Carbuncle” with Mark Redfield as Holmes (39:47); two different prints of 1918’s “Black Sherlock Holmes” (14:38/13:24); and a 38-second “Sherlock Holmes Baffled,” made for arcade viewing in 1900. The booklet essay is by Don Stradley.

The weakest film here is “The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes” (1935, 75 min.). Lynn Harding takes over as Professor Moriarty, who is behind a murder attempt. Midway through, there are two long flashbacks to America and an undercover agent infiltrating the Scourers Society of thieves and murderers. There is too little of Holmes in the film, which is based on “The Valley of Fear.” A good extra is “Blind Man’s Bluff,” a 1964 TV episode with Ronald Howard as Holmes and chicken claw warnings (26:29), There also is 1912’s “The Copper Beeches” (19:09) and liner notes and audio commentary by Jason A. Ney.

“Silver Blaze” (1837, 71 min.), aka “Murder at the Baskervilles,” concerns the abduction of a racing horse, while Holmes and Watson are visiting Sir Baskerville 20 years after “The Hound of the Baskerville.” Extras include a Felix the Cat cartoon (1928, 7:38); 1913’s “Cousins of Sherlock” (9:47); audio commentary by Phoef Sutton and Mark Jordan Legan; and an essay by Stradley.

The final film, “A Study in Scarlet” (1933, 72 min.), with a completely made-up plot, has Reginald Owen as Holmes and Warburton Gamble as Dr. Watson. A dead man is found on a train, the first of several deaths among the Scarlet Ring, whose members are to divide the wealth of each deceased member among themselves. The film has Holmes in disguise and a secret passageway. Extras include a look at the early cinematic adventures of Holmes (26:29) and a 1926 Mutt & Jeff cartoon (7:15). Grade: set 3 stars