New DVD releases include ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona,' ‘Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys'

'Vicky Cristina Barcelona'

Woody Allen made one of his periodic returns to commercial status and also scored some of his highest marks with critics in years on this romance set in Spain. Allen collaborates for the third time with Scarlett Johansson, who stars as an adventurous American on vacation in Spain with a staid pal (Rebecca Hall). The two of them caught up in a love quadrangle with a lusty painter (Javier Bardem) and his volatile ex-wife (Penelope Cruz). Fans will have to do without DVD extras, as Allen prefers to let his movies speak for themselves. DVD, $28.95; Blu-ray, $34.99. (Genius)

‘Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys'

Filmmaker and co-star Perry offers another domestic tale with this drama about two women (Alfre Woodard and Kathy Bates) who hit the road to escape turmoil as their families tumble into adultery scandals, business corruption and other infamy. The DVD comes with deleted scenes and four behind-the-scenes featurettes, among them one on the movie's New Orleans settings and one on the cast, which includes Sanaa Lathan, KaDee Strickland, Robin Givens and Taraji P. Henson. DVD, $29.95. (Lionsgate)


Kiefer Sutherland stars as a disgraced ex-cop whose new job as watchman at a defunct department store hurls him into a supernatural mystery as terrifying images in the building's mirrors threaten his family. Along with the R-rated theatrical cut, the DVD and Blu-ray include an unrated extended version. Among other extras are an alternate ending, deleted footage accompanied by commentary with director Alexandre Aja and a few making-of segments. The Blu-ray release also has a digital copy of the movie for portable video players. DVD, $29.99; Blu-ray, $39.99. (20th Century Fox)e_SClB‘Appaloosa'

Ed Harris does just about everything in this old-fashioned Western, which he co-wrote, produced and directed while starring alongside Viggo Mortensen. Harris and Mortensen play longtime partners in the lawmen-for-hire game who sign on to clean up a town overrun by outlaws working for a murderous rancher (Jeremy Irons). Renée Zellweger co-stars as a fickle widow who complicates the good guys' friendship. Harris and writing-producing partner Robert Knott offer commentary, while the DVD and Blu-ray also pack deleted scenes and a handful of background featurettes. DVD, $28.98; Blu-ray, $35.99. (Warner Bros.)

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