New on DVD
New this week on DVD and
“Trance” – Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle (“Slumdog Millionaire”) returns to the crime fare that started his career with a mind-bending tale of an art heist starring James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassel.
Extras include deleted scenes and multiple featurettes. (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, $22.98 DVD, $29.98 Blu-ray)
“Welcome to the Punch” – Mark Strong and James McAvoy star in this British crime drama about a criminal (Strong) on the run who comes out of hiding after his son is hospitalized following a botched robbery. That gives the detective (McAvoy) injured in the original case a second shot at revenge. Peter Mullan and Andrea Riseborough co-star.
Bonus features include a making-of featurette and interviews with the cast. (MPI Home Video, $24.98 DVD, $29.98 Blu-ray)
“Ginger and Rosa” – Elle Fanning and Alice Englert star in a coming-of-age story about two teenaged best friends whose relationship is challenged by the events of the 1960s. The supporting cast include Annette Benning, Christina Hendricks, Oliver Platt and Alessandro Nivola.
Writer / director Sally Potter recorded a commentary track. Other extras include deleted scenes, cast interviews and the featurettes “The Making of Ginger & Rosa” and “Anatomy of a Film.” (Lionsgate Home Entertainment, $19.98 DVD)
“Love and Honor” – Two soldiers (Austin Stowell and Liam Hemsworth) during the Vietnam War go AWOL so one can try to win back his high school sweetheart (Aimee Teegarden). Teresa Palmer (“Warm Bodies”) plays an anti-war activist who, in addition to being a potential love interest for Hemsworth’s character, makes them rethink their choices. (MPI Home Video, $24.98 DVD, $29.98 Blu-ray)
“Vehicle 19” – Don’t you hate it when a rental car isn’t clean? in this action film, Paul Walker plays an ex-con who picks up a rental car and finds a gun, a cell phone and an unconscious woman in the trunk. (Arc Entertainment, $20.99 DVD, $24.99 Blu-ray)
“Kiss of the Damned” – Xan Cassavetes, daughter of John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands, directed this vampire tale starring Milo Ventimiglia, Josephine de La Baume and Michael Rappaport. (Magnolia Home Entertainment, $26.98 DVD, $29.98 Blu-ray)
“Starbuck” – Vince Vaughn will star later this year in “Delivery Man,” a remake of this French-Canadian comedy about a sperm donor who is being sued in a class-action lawsuit by 142 people who resulted from his donations. (Entertainment One, $24.98 DVD)
“Pieta” – This South Korean film about a loan shark whose life changes when a woman arrives claiming to be his long-lost mother won the top prize at the 2012 Venice Film Festival.
Extras include a commentary track with the director and stars, cast interviews and behind-the-scenes featurettes. (Image Entertainment, $27.97 DVD, $29.97 Blu-ray)
“Graceland” – This Filipino thriller earned some rave reviews (and finished second for the audience award at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival). A chauffeur to a corrupt politician tries to rescue his daughter and the pol’s daughter when they are abducted from his vehicle.
Extras include two commentary tracks, deleted scenes and an alternate ending. (Image Entertainment, $27.97 DVD, $29.97 Blu-ray)
“The Silence” – This acclaimed German crime drama focuses on the disappearance of a 13-year-old girl whose bicycle is found in the same place where another girl was murdered 23 years ago. (Music Box Films, $29.95 DVD, $34.95 Blu-ray)
“Viking Saga: The Darkest Day” – A young monk and a skilled swordsman must avoid a Viking death squad in order to deliver a magical and powerful book, the Holy Gospel of Lindisfarne, to a monastery in this action film starring Marc Pickering and Michael Jibson.
The only extras are interviews with the cast and crew. (Lionsgate Home Entertainment, $26.98 DVD)
New On DVD
New this week on DVD and Blu-ray:
”Admission” Tina Fey stars as an admissions officer at Princeton University who reconnects with a former classmate (Paul Rudd), who is trying to get her to give one of those prestigious admission slots to one of his unconventional students. Lily Tomlin and Michael Sheen co-star. All versions include the featurette ”Early Admission with Tina Fey & Paul Rudd,” and the Blu-ray edition includes a digital download copy. (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, $29.98 DVD, $34.98 Blu-ray)
“Spring Breakers” Four young women (Ashley Benson, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and Rachel Korine) decide to rob a restaurant and steal a car in order to head to Panama Beach for spring break, where they get involved with a rapper/drug dealer known as Alien (James Franco). Writer-director Harmony Korine provides a commentary track. Other extras include outtakes/deleted scenes, a featurette on the movie’s music and the three-part documentary ”Breaking It Down: Behind Spring Breakers.” (Lionsgate Home Entertainment, $21.98 DVD, $27.99 Blu-ray)
”Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor” Jurnee Smollett-Bell stars as an ambitious married woman who pays the price when she is tempted into an affair by her billionaire employer in a film with a more serious tone than Perry’s usual fare. Extras include the featurettes ”Professional Fashionistas: From Frumpy to Fab” and ”The Temptation Ensemble.” (Lionsgate Home Entertainment, $29.95 DVD, $39.99 Blu-ray)
”The Host” Even though it’s based on a novel by Stephenie Meyer, this film didn’t come close to matching the box-office magic of ”Twilight.” Saoirse Ronan stars as a young woman battling a mysterious force that is taking over humans’ bodies and erasing their minds. Diane Kruger, Max Irons and William Hurt co-star. Meyer, screenwriter/director Andrew Niccol and producer Nick Wechsler team for a commentary track. Other extras include deleted scenes and the featurette ”Bringing The Host to Life.” (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, $29.98 DVD, $34.98 Blu-ray)
”Dead Man Down” Colin Farrell is a hired killer who is blackmailed by a woman (Naomi Rapace) into extracting a little revenge for her in this thriller directed by Niels Arden Oplev, who directed Rapace in the Swedish version of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” Dominic Cooper and Terrence Howard co-star. The Blu-ray comes with three featurettes ”Fight Choreography: Staging the Gunfights,” ”Revenge Technique: The Cinematography” and ”Revenge, Redemption and the Art of Filming.” (Sony Picture Home Entertainment, $26.99 DVD, $35.99 Blu-ray)