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DVDs: July 19, 2013

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Evil Dead (2013, R)
Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci More than three decades after their DIY horror classic warned us to stay away from secluded cabins, Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell produced a gamely gross-out remake that seeks to make you squirm. B+

Bullet to the Head (2013, R)
Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, Christian Slater Sly Stallone is slier and sharper than he’s been in ages in this tight, muscular little number from action maestro Walter Hill. B

Lord of the Flies (1963, Not Rated)
James Aubrey, Tom Chapin, Hugh Edwards Move over, The Hunger Games. William Golding’s classic novel of kiddie castaways is the original tale of youthful cruelties, and Peter Brook’s naturalistic adaptation is on Criterion Blu-ray. B+

Heavy Traffic (1973, R)
Joseph Kaufmann, Beverly Hope Atkinson >Animation provocateur Ralph Bakshi’s surreal, originally X-rated take on the hustle and hustlers of the inner city is now on Blu-ray in all its grimy glory. A-

The Gatekeepers (2013, PG-13)
This best-doc Oscar nominee offers fascinating interviews with six former heads of the Israeli secret service, Shin Bet. A

Coming Soon
The Ice Storm (1997, R)
Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Tobey Maguire Ang Lee’s drama set in the WASPs’ nest of 1973 Connecticut is heading to Criterion Blu-ray. B+ 7/23

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013, PG-13)
Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, Bruce Willis More big guns and big explosions in this skippable sequel. B- 7/30

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