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With it's release fast approaching, the thinking-man's summer blockbuster from director Chris Nolan and starring Leonardo DiCaprio's, serves up a a few hints at what the hell the damn thing is about.

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A new classic, some old classics, war and sex... Here are the 10 best and/or most interesting new releases on Blu-ray and DVD.

Barry Munday (2010)
Patrick Wilson stars as a wannabe stud who one day loses his mojo in a horrifying trumpet assault. While struggling with his lost manhood, he’s approached by a homely conquest, Judy Greer, who claims to be carrying his child. Now available on DVD, watch the trailer

A Dog Year
Before he won an Oscar and starred in films like “Tron” and “True Grit,” Jeff Bridges, made this film about a man who gets through his midlife crisis by adopting a dog. This film is so good it’s going straight to video. Now available on DVD, watch the trailer

Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel (2010)
A documentary about the publisher who brought porn to the masses by launching Playboy. Now available on DVD, watch the trailer

Inception (2010)
Leonardo DiCaprio stars in director Chris Nolan’s brilliant heist film that takes place inside the mind of an unsuspecting business magnate. Maybe not the best movie of the year, but certainly the movie of the year, the one everyone talked and/or argued about. Now available on Blu-ray and DVD, read our review and watch the trailer

Restrepo (2010)
Author Sebastian Junger and photographer Tim Hetherington spent a year in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley, widely considered the most dangerous place on Earth, with a platoon of U.S. soldiers at a camp named after their medic who was killed in action. Now available on Blu-ray and DVD, watch the trailer

Shrek Forever After (2010) (Single-Disc Edition or Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular Double Pack)
The fourth and final (?) installment in the green ogre franchise, it finds our hero getting the “It’s a Wonderful Life” treatment. First he wishes things were different, then he must fight desperately to get them back the way they were. Now available on Blu-ray and DVD, read our review and watch the trailer

Absence of Malice (1981)
Paul Newman plays yet another dirt bag, this time a Miami businessman named by a local reporter, Sally Field, as a possible suspect in a murder mystery in director Sydney Pollack’s film about the squishy ethics of journalism and the damage the press can do. Now available on DVD, watch the trailer

Cronos (1994)
The directorial debut from Guillermo del Toro, the genius behind “Hellboy” and “Pan’s Labyrinth,” it tells the story of a man who stumbles upon an ancient artifact with mysterious powers. It’s from Criterion, so you know it’s good. Now available on Blu-ray and DVD, watch the trailer

Lost in Translation (2003)
The film put Sofia Coppola on the map, stars Bill Murray as a movie star in Tokyo to film a commercial while his family life is crumbling back in the states. While there he meets the beautiful and much younger Scarlett Johansson, and together they forge an odd friendship. Now available on Blu-ray, watch the trailer

Videodrome (1983)
Another one from Criterion, this one directed by creep-out master David Cronenberg. It stars James Woods is a sleazy cable station programmer always on the lookout for new material. Things go pear-shaped when he tries to find out whose behind the hyper-violent show “Videodrome.” Co-stars the super-sexy Debbie Harry. Now available on Blu-ray, watch the epically cheesy trailer

 

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