“THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST,” starring Michael Nyqvist and Noomi Rapace. Wrapping up what must have been the most rapidly produced trilogy in the history of cinema, “Nest” continues to feed audiences’ infatuation with one Lisbeth Salander (Rapace), who emerges from the intensive care unit to again face off against her freakish, impervious-to-pain half-brother, the vile psychologist who made her childhood a living hell and a band of rogue policemen known as “The Section.” They want her dead for reasons that will require you to go back to the beginning and watch the whole sordid tale, an undertaking well worth the effort. Rated R. Running time: 2:27.

Suggested retail price: DVD $29.95; Blu-ray $34.95.

“RED,” starring Bruce Willis and Mary Louise-Parker. Sort of an “Expendables” for the AARP set, “Red” finds former CIA agent Willis gathering together members of his old killing squad to watch his back upon finding out some less-than-friendly faces from his past want him dead. Among Willis’ cronies are Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Brian Cox and, best of all, Helen Mirren. Despite the A-level cast, “Red” is every bit as implausible and underwritten as your average big-budget action flick, but when you’ve got Helen Mirren brandishing a machine gun, what more do you need? Rated PG-13. Running time: 1:51.

Suggested retail price: DVD $28.99; Blu-ray $34.99.

“SAW: THE FINAL CHAPTER,” starring Tobin Bell and Costas Mandylor. The “Friday the 13th” for the YouTube generation finally draws to a grisly close (in 3D, no less), allowing the lucky viewer the opportunity to enjoy the spurting blood, exposed bones and popping eyeballs as though they were right there in the room with Jigsaw and his pals. Now that’s progress. Rated R. Running time: 1:30.

Suggested retail price: DVD $29.95; Blu-ray $49.99.

“SECRETARIAT,” starring Diane Lane and John Malkovich. Uplifting true story chronicles the rise to fame of the titular steed, a longshot led to a notorious record-setting Triple Crown victory in 1973 under the care of initially reluctant stable owner Penny Chenery (Lane) and veteran trainer Lucien Laurin (Malkovich). If there’s one thing Disney knows, it’s how to tell an underdog story, and “Secretariat” benefits from being based on one of the greats. Rated PG for mild language. Running time: 2:03.

Suggested retail price: DVD $29.99; Blu-ray $39.99.


“GLEE: SEASON TWO, VOLUME ONE,” starring Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison. The inescapable juggernaut that is “Glee” keeps on beltin’ it out, with the invaluable Jane Lynch mercilessly stealing every scene she appears in. Apart from the hoopla and the unfortunate takeover of the Billboard charts, time will prove “Glee” to be a smartly written and sensitively acted dramedy. Special features include a music jukebox and the featurette “Getting Waxed with Jane Lynch.” Not rated, contains language. Running time: 7:44.

Suggested retail price: $39.98.


“ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND,” starring Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet. From the fertile mind of writer Charlie Kaufman came this 2003 mindjob, in which sad sack Carrey quite literally retreats into the recesses of his troubled mind to make sense of and possibly save his rocky relationship with free spirit Winslet. With both Carrey and Winslet turning in some of their best work, and a visually masterful look courtesy of director Michel Gonndry (“The Green Hornet”), it doesn’t take long to comprehend the rabid cult following this one-of-a-kind drama has amassed. Rated R. Running time: 1:48.

Suggested retail price: $26.98.


“DOGTOOTH,” starring Aggeliki Papoulia and Hristos Passalis. This downright impossible to classify Greek import from director Yorgo Lanthimos has been described by some as a dark comedy, but this label really only applies in the sense that one might as well laugh as cry in the face of such bizarrely compelling material. Lanthimos’ portrait of familial insanity takes place in a well-to-do household wherein only the domineering father is permitted to leave the grounds and the children are shown nothing of the outside world, are intentionally misinformed about nearly everything, and experience no human contact other than each other and a co-worker of their father’s hired to service the 20-year-old son’s unavoidable sexual needs. Impossible to look away from. Not rated, contains language, nudity and disturbing sexual content. Running time: 1:34.

Suggested retail price: $29.95.

“ENTER THE VOID,” starring Nathaniel Brown and Paz de la Huerta. Fans of twisted cinema will recognize director Gaspar Noe’s name as the twisted mastermind behind 2003’s “Irreversible,” a controversial, reverse-timed document of the unthinkably tragic destruction of a relationship, infamous for an unflinching nine-minute rape sequence. Though certainly not without unpleasantness, “Void” tests the patience of the uninitiated less through shock value and instead via dizzying camera tricks, a narrative unlike anything you’ve ever experienced, and a running time that could charitably be described as indulgent by many to relay the tale of a young drug dealer (Brown) who comes back as a ghost to watch over his sister (de la Huerta). Not rated, contains violence, language, drug content and graphic sexual content. Running time: 2:41.

Suggested retail price: DVD $24.98; Blu-ray $29.98.

— Courtesy of Videoport


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