Home Entertainment Releases for October 26th, 2010

Without a doubt, the must have release of the week is WINTER’S BONE. Truth be told, THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE is also one that should be owned by any crime fiction fan. Both of these are excellent examples of the riches of crime fiction in terms of source material for film.

CSI NEW YORK: The Sixth Year (2009-10) Gary Sinise, Carmine Giovinazzo, Hill Harper, Eddie Cahill, Melina Kanakaredes $62.99. (CBS/Paramount)

CSI: NY, the third incarnation of the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation franchise and the spin-off of CSI: Miami, is a crime drama about forensic investigators who use high-tech science to follow the evidence and solve crimes in The Big Apple.

THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE (2010) Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist, Lena Endre, Peter Andersson, Annika Hallin, Per Oscarsson. DVD: $29.95 Blu-ray: $34.95 (Music Box Films).
Lisbeth Salander is a wanted woman. A researcher and a Millennium journalist about to expose the truth about the sex trade in Sweden are brutally murdered and Salander’s prints are on the weapon. Her history of unpredictable and violent behavior makes her an official danger to society. Mikael Bloomkvist, Salander’s friend and Millennium’s publisher, is alone in his belief of Salander’s innocence. Digging deeper, Bloomkvist unearths evidence of implicating highly placed members of Swedish Society-as well as shocking details about Salander’s past. He is desperate to get to her before she is cornered-but no one can find her anywhere.

LAW & ORDER UK: Season One (2009) Bradley Walsh, Jamie Bamber, Ben Daniels $39.98. Extras: Deleted scenes; Interviews with Law & Order creator Dick Wolf, actors Bradley Walsh, Jamie Bamber and actress Harriet Walter, writer and executive producer Chris Chibnall and producer Richard Strokes; Set tours with actress Freema Agyeman; Commentary with executive producers Andrew Woodhead and Chris Chibnall, producer Richard Stokes and director Andy Goddard (Universal).

WINTER’S BONE (2010) Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Kevin Breznahan, Dale Dickey, Garret Dillahunt, Sheryl Lee, Tate Taylor. DVD: $27.98, Blu-ray: $29.99 Extras: Audio Commentary with Director Debra Granik, Deleted Scenes, Making of Winter’s Bone, Music Video ” Hardscrabble Elegy,” Performed by Dickon Hinchliffe, Theatrical Trailer (Lionsgate)

17-year-old Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin’s code of silence and risking her life, Ree hacks through the lies, evasions and threats offered up by her relatives and begins to piece together the truth. Based on the novel by Daniel Woodrell, Winter’s Bone is the winner of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize.

YOU DON’T KNOW JACK (2010) Al Pacino, Brenda Vaccaro, John Goodman, Deirdre O’Connell. $26.98 (HBO).

Angel of mercy… or murderous “Doctor Death”? Jack Kervorkian is one of the most polarizing figures in modern American history, a man whose passionate belief that people have the right to die has brought him both praise and vilification. Oscar®- and Emmy®-winning actor Al Pacino brings “Dr. Death” to life in an all-new HBO Films presentation: You Don’t Know Jack, directed by Oscar®-winner Barry Levinson.