“CLASH OF THE TITANS,” starring Sam Worthington and Liam Neeson. All the CGI in the world can’t match the charm and wonder contained in any random five minutes of the 1981 original, with its cheesy/awesome (depending on your generation) Harryhausen effects, but this big-budget remake should handily entertain those looking for mindless summer action. Rated PG-13 for fantasy action violence, frightening images and brief sensuality. Running time: 1:46.

Suggested retail price: DVD $28.98; Blu-ray $35.99.

“REPO MEN,” starring Jude Law and Forest Whitaker. Not to be confused with the 1984 cult classic “Repo Man,” this futuristic satire from director Miguel Sapochnik (“The Contortionist’s Handbook”) does share a certain cynical humor with Alex Cox’s seminal comedy. The “Men” inhabit a world in which human organs are widely available, but primarily through shady means, and often when a recipient fails to pay up on a new spleen, fellas like Law and Whitaker are sent to reclaim their investment, scalpels in hand. Special features include deleted scenes. Rated R for strong violence, grisly images, language and some sexuality/nudity. Running time: 1:51.

Suggested retail price: DVD $29.98; Blu-ray $35.98.

“BATMAN: UNDER THE RED HOOD.” Animated, with voices of Bruce Greenwood and Jensen Ackles. Exciting installment in the well-loved franchise finds the Caped Crusader (well-voiced by Greenwood of “Star Trek”) contending with a fellow vigilante, the Red Hood, whose crimefighting techniques are far less ethical than those of his winged compatriot. Special features include two bonus episodes from “Batman: The Animated Series.” Rated PG-13 for violent content and some drug references. Running time: 1:15.

Suggested retail price: DVD $24.98; Blu-ray $33.63.


“JESSE STONE: NO REMORSE,” starring Tom Selleck and Kathy Baker. Beloved TV veteran Selleck has officially found the perfect role after years of uncertain floundering following the cancellation of his iconic “Magnum, P.I.” His embodiment of Robert B. Parker’s creation, a sullen but effective police chief who investigates often grisly crimes within his small jurisdiction of Paradise, Mass., is both pitch-perfect and compelling. Not rated, contains language and violence. Running time: 1:35.

Suggested retail price: $24.96.


“CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON,” starring Chow Yun-Fat and Zhang Ziyi. Director Ang Lee’s critically-acclaimed martial-arts/fantasy masterpiece is tailor-made for Blu-ray technology with his breathtaking scenery and jaw-dropping sets. Special features include a commentary with Lee and writer James Schamus (“The Ice Storm”). Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence and sexuality. Running time: 2:00.

Suggested retail price: $24.95.

“DR. STRANGELOVE.” Director Stanley Kubrick’s classic 1964 black comedy focuses on an American president, played by Peter Sellers in one of his three roles, who must contend with a Soviet nuclear attack on the United States and his own maniacal staff. Rated PG for thematic elements, violent content, sexual humor and mild language. Running time: 1:34.

Suggested retail price: $24.99


“IP MAN,” starring Donnie Yen and Simon Yam. For pure escapist entertainment, very little beats a good martial arts film, and “Ip Man” is the best we’ve seen in at least a decade. Starring the formidable Yen (“Hero”) in the role of his already impressive career as the legendary and very real Ip Man, master of the art of Wing Chun and instructor to Bruce Lee. Loosely detailing the many notable events of his life, director Wilson Yip (“City with No Mercy”) and peerless choreographer Sammo Hung present the lucky viewer with one astounding fight after another. Rated R for violence. Running time: 1:46.

Suggested retail price: DVD $24.98; Blu-ray $32.98.