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1/18/11

This is one of those weeks where the list of unseen new releases far outweighs any other. Whatever the case, there are many options for the taking.

Recommended

Neshoba: The Price of Freedom (First Run Features) — This powerful documentary recounts the tragic hate crime that occurred in Philadelphia, Mississippi, in 1964 when three Civil Rights workers were brutally murdered. Forty years later, several members of the community—both white and black—band together to see that justice is finally served. Uncomfortable yet inspiring, Neshoba: The Price of Freedom is a painful reminder that our nation’s darkest moments aren’t so easily swept under the rug. Buy it on DVD.

Paper Man (MPI Home Video) — The directorial debut of husband-and-wife writing duo Kieran and Michele Mulroney features the always sturdy Jeff Daniels as a down-on-his-luck writer who relocates to an off-season Hamptons house in order to pull himself together. Unfortunately, his problems follow him there when he befriends young local Abby (Emma Stone) and their relationship gets unexpectedly complicated. Then there’s his conscience, Captain Excellent (Ryan Reynolds), whose advice might be welcome but whose appearances don’t make for the most sanity-inducing experiences. Buy it on DVD or Blu-ray.

Re-Releases/New To Blu-Ray/Etc.

Shock Corridor (Criterion) — Buy it on DVD or Blu-ray.

The Naked Kiss (Criterion) — Buy it on DVD or Blu-ray.

Have Not Seen But Really/Kinda/Sorta/Maybe Wanna

Animal Kingdom (Sony Classics) — Buy it on DVD or Blu-ray.

Down Terrace (Magnolia Pictures) — Buy it on DVD or Blu-ray.

Freakonomics (Magnolia Pictures) — Buy it on DVD or Blu-ray.

Jack Goes Boating (Overture Films/Anchor Bay Entertainment) — Buy it on DVD or Blu-ray.

Sins Of My Father (Maya Home Entertainment) — Buy it on DVD.

Stone (Anchor Bay Entertainment) — Buy it on DVD or Blu-ray.

Buried (Lionsgate) — Buy the 2-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo.

Takers (Sony Pictures) — Buy it on DVD or Blu-ray.

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