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DVDs: Oct. 28, 2011

Reviews of the latest movies to hit stores, including ”Water for Elephants,” ”Father of Invention,” and more

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Jurassic Park: Ultimate Trilogy (1993-2001, PG-13)
Sam Neill, Laura Dern All three of Steven Spielberg’s giddy dinosaur theme-park rides make their Blu-ray debut in this box set jam-packed with extras. B+

The People vs. George Lucas (2011, Not Rated)
A funny, bite-the-hand-that-feeds-you doc that gives angry Star Wars fanatics a forum to vent about George Lucas’ incessant tinkering with his sci-fi saga. (Also on iTunes) B

Father of Invention (2011, PG-13)
Kevin Spacey, Heather Graham Spacey plays a smug infomercial guru who goes to prison and learns zip in this satire whose jokes land with a thud instead of a zing. (Also on iTunes) C

Fingers (1978, R)
Harvey Keitel Writer-director James Toback’s hard-hitting, introspective drama about a classical pianist torn between art and a brutal criminal underworld. (Available via Warner Archive Collection) A-

Island of Lost Souls (1932, Not Rated)
Charles Laughton, Bela Lugosi Erle C. Kenton’s classic monster-movie chiller adapted from H.G. Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau gets a digital face-lift courtesy of the Criterion Collection. Bust out the candy corn for this tasty Halloween treat. A-

Coming Soon
Water for Elephants (2011, PG-13)
Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon A treacly romance set amid a Depression-era traveling circus. Zzzzzzz. C+ 11/1

Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011, PG-13)
Steve Carell, Julianne Moore The cast, which also includes Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, is note-perfect. The best (and truest) comedy of the year. A 11/1