This is a thin week when it comes to new DVD releases.
• “DIRK GENTLY,” GRADE B: This quirky detective series from the BBC falls somewhere between the weirdness of “Psych” and the sleuthing of “Elementary,” with a dash of insanity only Douglas Adams (“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”) can bring. This is the first time the four-part series has been available to American audiences.
• “HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN” GRADE C-PLUS: An over-the-top cable production that looks at the relationship between Ernest Hemingway (Clive Owen) and Martha Gellhorn (Nicole Kidman) that plays out against the backdrop of war. Kidman seems a little bored, despite playing one of the most significant war correspondents of the 20th century who also was the third wife of Hemingway, from 1940 to 1945.
ALSO NEW ON DVD APRIL 2:
“HELLO, DOLLY!”: Gene Kelly directed this movie musical starring Barbra Streisand and Walter Matthau.
“KNUCKLEBALL”: Documentary that delves into the subculture of the knuckleball and the brotherhood of men who throw baseball’s most mysterious pitch.
“FIREMAN SAM: MIGHTY MOUNTAIN HEROES”: Fireman Sam stars in six action-packed rescue adventures.
“JACKIE ROBINSON: MY STORY”: First-person docudrama that blends historic footage with a dramatic portrayal of Robinson by actor Stephen Hill.