new on dvd
‘Nights in Rodanthe'
Richard Gere and Diane Lane are strangers in the night in this romantic melodrama. Adrienne (Lane), on the mend over a cheating husband, goes to a friend's remote coastal inn, where a storm strands her with a doctor (Gere) aiming to make good on a past wrong. Among the DVD and Blu-ray extras is commentary from director and Frankfort native George C. Wolfe. DVD, $28.98; Blu-ray, $35.99. (Warner Bros.)
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Josh Brolin, an Academy Award nominee for Milk, stars as President George W. Bush from his rowdy college and boozy business days through his born-again abstinence years and unlikely rise to political power. The DVD and Blu-ray disc have commentary from director Oliver Stone and a segment on Bush's legacy. The Blu-ray release also has deleted scenes and a making-of featurette. DVD, $29.95; Blu-ray, $39.99. (Lionsgate)
Melissa Leo grabbed a best- actress Oscar nomination for this low-budget drama. She plays a mother whose desperation for quick cash lands her in an uneasy partnership with a Mohawk Indian woman (Misty Upham) smuggling illegal immigrants into the United States from Canada. DVD, $28.96, Blu-ray, $39.95.
‘Miracle at St. Anna'
Spike Lee presents a World War II epic from the perspective of black soldiers with this saga that folds in a modern mystery about a missing artifact that resurfaces decades after the war. Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso and Omar Benson Miller star. Along with deleted scenes, the DVD and Blu-ray release include a segment with Lee, cast members and historians discussing the all-black “Buffalo Soldier” division.DVD, $29.99; Blu-ray, $34.99. (Disney)
‘The Exterminating Angel,' ‘Simon of the Desert'
Two 1960s classics from absurdist master Luis Buñuel come to DVD. In The Exterminating Angel, a posh dinner party turns darkly comic and ghastly. The satiric Simon of the Desert is the story of an ascetic saint who exiles himself on a pillar while the devil tempts him from below. Exterminating Angel DVD set, $39.95; Simon of the Desert DVD, $24.95. (Criterion)
Also: Soul Men.
TV on DVD
‘Tales From the Darkside: The First Season'
Executive producer George Romero's 1980s horror anthology features such guest stars as Christian Slater, Tippi Hedren and Justine Bateman. The first 24 episodes are included in a three-disc set. DVD set, $39.99. (Paramount)
Also: Melrose Place: Fifth Season, Volume 1; Friday the 13th: The Series — The 2nd Season; Simon & Simon: Season Two