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DVDs: Sept. 23, 2011

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Set Up (2011, R)
Bruce Willis, Curtis ”50 Cent” Jackson Despite an intriguing cast, this gritty straight-to-DVD heist thriller is by-the-numbers stuff, with Willis hamming it up mightily as a vengeful Mob boss. Pass. C

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961, Not Rated)
Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard Truman Capote’s classic tale about chic Manhattan flibbertigibbet Holly Golightly finally comes to Blu-ray. (Available on Netflix instant viewing) B+

The Others (2001, PG-13)
Nicole Kidman A sometimes creepy, sometimes silly old-fashioned ghost story propelled by an ethereal Kidman performance. Best watched at home alone in the dark. Blu-ray debut. B

Some Like It Hot (1959, Not Rated)
Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe Billy Wilder’s legendary comedy follows a pair of male musicians who get dolled up in drag to hide from mobsters. A gem. (Available on Netflix instant viewing) A

The Exterminator (1980, R)
Robert Ginty A Vietnam vet goes on a brutal vigilante killing spree to avenge his buddy’s death. A cult film so violent, it makes Death Wish look like Mary Poppins. B

Coming Soon
Heathers (1989, R)
Winona Ryder, Christian Slater A razor-sharp black comedy that takes aim at a group of high school bitch queens. Blu-ray debut. B+ 9/27

Carlos (2010, Unrated)
Édgar Ramírez Director Olivier Assayas’ sprawling biopic chronicles the rise and fall of infamous Marxist terrorist Carlos the Jackal. B+ 9/27

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