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13 Going on 30 on DVD


13 Going On 30  

13 Going on 30
A decent, Big-ish date movie about a teen in a grown-up body (Jennifer Garner) who falls for a cute guy (Mark Ruffalo). PG-13; $28.95.

Viggo Mortensen plays an over-the-hill cowboy who enters his champion mustang in a 3,000-mile survival race. New York’s Peter Rainer wrote: “The malarkey is mostly intentional in the manner of the Indiana Jones movies—which director Joe Johnston once worked on.” PG-13; $29.99.

Soul Plane
Snoop Dogg’s Airplane! spoof should never have left the tarmac. R; $26.98.

Pennies From Heaven
In Dennis Potter’s brilliant, musical BBC series, Bob Hoskins delivers a painful performance as a sheet-music salesman whose marriage to a prim lady falls apart in Depression-era England. NR; $59.98.

For the Presley completist, six less-than-classics: It Happened at the World’s Fair, Double Trouble, Speedway, Spinout, The Trouble With Girls, and Harum Scarum, in which “Elvis brings the Big Beat to Bagdad” and sings songs like “Harem Holiday.” NR; $14.97 each.

Knight Rider: The Complete First Season
A talking Pontiac plus David Hasselhoff, pre-Speedo. NR; $59.98.

The Krzysztof Kieslowski Collection II
Four features by the Polish master: The Scar, Camera Buff, No End, Blind Chance. NR; $29.95.

Criterion’s celebrates the French master’s obsession with the theater’s paper moons and cardboard seas by collecting his adaptations The Golden Coach, French Cancan, and Eléna and Her Man. It’s appropriate that the filmmaker rhapsodizes about the wonder of rudimentary stagecraft in an interview. “Back then I believed in progress,” says Renoir. “Now I do not at all.” The unabashed romantic worries that technological innovations would produce a more realistic—and less magical—cinema. A far cry from the rhinestone glitter of the wild Moulin Rouge he created for French Cancan—a club which, his set designer says, was actually just a drab “tiny space in an impractical spot surrounded by trees.” NR; $79.95. Extras: introductions by Renoir, Peter Bogdanovich, and Martin Scorsese; interviews; Renoir documentary; new translations.


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