“I AM LOVE,” starring Tilda Swinton and Flavio Parenti. Stunningly photographed and unforgettably performed, “Love” relays the devastating tale of Emma (the redoubtable Swinton, “Michael Clayton”), a woman originally from Russia who marries into a powerful Milanese family, where she feels like part of the family only on a technicality. Her outsider mind-set helps enable a steamy affair with a young cook, and the workings of a classical tragedy are thus set in motion. Projecting intense feelings with a minimum of dialogue, a first-rate cast makes this powerful drama a must-see. Special features include interviews with the cast and crew. Rated R for sexuality and nudity. Running time: 2:00.

Suggested retail price: DVD $26.98; Blu-ray $29.98. 

“PREDATORS,” starring Adrien Brody and Topher Grace. A lack of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers and, lest we forget, Jesse “The Body” Ventura does not prevent this sequel to the 1987 cult actioner from attaining general awesomeness, with Brody and Grace proving to be able, if overmatched, protagonists (although Arnie and Apollo could still crush them both with their respective pinkie fingers). Director Nimrod Antal (“Vacancy”) throws enough suspense and carnage at the screen to keep things interesting. Rated R. Running time: 1:47.

Suggested retail price: DVD $29.98; Blu-ray $39.99. 

“WALLANDER: SEASON TWO,” starring Kenneth Branagh and Sarah Smart. Through steady word-of-mouth and unanimous critical praise, this award-winning BBC mystery series finds Branagh in top form as the titular detective who tirelessly works murder cases to the detriment of his personal life against the lovely (and heretofore rarely televised) backdrop of southern Sweden. Included in this set are three feature-length episodes: “Faceless Killers,” “The Man Who Smiled” and “The Fifth Woman.” Not rated; contains language and violence. Running time: 4:30.

Suggested retail price: DVD $34.98; Blu-ray $39.98. 


“BREAKING UPWARDS,” starring Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister Jones. Being favorably compared to “Annie Hall” is about as positive an accolade as a romantic comedy can hope to receive. “Upwards” has a quirky yet relatable tale of a doldrum-beset couple who decide to stage their own breakup as a means of shaking things up, not realizing the drastic effects this would have on their family and friends. (Stars Wein and Jones, who also wrote and directed, based the story on actual experiences.) A supporting role by the always welcome Andrea Martin of “SCTV” adds further spark to an already lively and refreshingly real rom-com. Not rated; contains language, sexual content and drug use. Running time: 1:29.

Suggested retail price: $24.98. 


“APOCALYPSE NOW: THREE-DISC FULL DISCLOSURE EDITION,” starring Martin Sheen and Marlon Brando. We love the smell of special-edition Blu-rays in the morning. Obligatory lame reference aside, this long-awaited and extras-packed three-disc set provides the ultimate viewing experience for this modern war classic from master director Francis Ford Coppola. Special features range from a commentary from Coppola to the full-length (and highly recommended) making-of doc, “Hearts of Darkness,” among much else. Rated R. Running time: 2:33.

Suggested retail price: $59.99. 

“THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: 35TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION,” starring Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon. Stock up on water pistols and toast before loading up this long-running cult fave, still the best horror-comedy-musical out there, with a career-high performance from Curry as Transylvanian transsexual Frank N. Furter — not to mention “The Time Warp” and several other tunes you’ll be unable to get out of your head for the rest of your life. Fun as ever, this Blu-ray set is cannily geared towards the notoriously profane and prop-heavy audience participation aspect of the show, with special features that include “Rocky-oke” and a vintage callback track. Rated R. Running time: 1:40.

Suggested retail price: $34.99. 


“PLEASE GIVE,” starring Catherine Keener and Rebecca Hall. There aren’t enough filmmakers like Nicole Holofcener working today. Never one to kowtow to convention, Holofcener (“Friends With Money”) has the audacity to present the viewer with realistic female characters, a scant commodity in today’s Hollywood offerings, and even when her films veer off track a bit, they’re never anything less than worthwhile. “Give” may represent her most personal work yet, a tale of upper-middle-class guilt in which well-off antique store owner Keener (a continual alum of Holofcener’s films) finds herself struck with the urge to share her wealth, doling out large bills to the homeless and trying to make a connection with her troubled neighbors. The roots of this newfound generosity and the results, both good and bad, make up the brunt of this film, and as always, Holofcener’s script is both sincere and biting. Rated R for language, some sexual content and nudity. Running time: 1:30.

Suggested retail price: DVD $28.95; $34.95. 

“TRASH HUMPERS,” starring Paul Booker and Harmony Korine. Say what you will about avant-garde director Harmony Korine (“Gummo”), but he’s not predictable. Love him or hate him, the man never fails to raise more than a few eyebrows with his uncompromising works of what many consider to be filmic terrorism. “Trash Humpers” may be his most nihilistic offering yet — and that’s saying something. What little storyline exists here entails a merry band of disfigured elderly people, apparent survivors of an undetermined apocalypse, gallivanting about the ruins of a city, wallowing in filth and destroying anything or anyone that crosses their path. Adding an intriguing element of believability to all this is Korine’s decision to film everything via the outmoded and less-than-pristine technology of VHS, lending the project a grainy “found footage” quality that genuinely disturbs. Not rated, contains sexual content, nudity, violence, disturbing images and deviant behavior. Running time: 1:18.

Suggested retail price: $29.98