The American Civil War (E) Acorn, pounds 12.99 This documentary looks at the principal leaders during the war as well as the naval vessels that took part. There's also an invaluable overview of the conflict, from the earliest battles to the South's final surrender in 1865. HHH

My Way - Sinatra's Greatest Ever Performances (E) VCI, pounds 14.99 It was only a matter of time before every scrap of Frankie footage was cobbled together in the guise of a "tribute". Actually, this one's been around for a while and is now being distributed as a timely re-release. HHHH

My Summer With Des (PG) Carlton, pounds 10.99, right Following the success of An Evening With Gary Lineker, this love-and-footie comedy from Arthur Smith is set around Euro 96. Neil Morrissey stars as a beleaguered soccer fan, and there's a startling cameo from the inimitable Des Lynam.HHHH

Manchester United: Official Review (E) MUV, pounds 13.99 This collection of clips looks at the highs and lows of United's 1997-98 season. It also features exclusive interviews with manager Alex Ferguson and his players. Zzzzzz. H

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