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Video Verdict: Reviews of ‘300: Rise of an Empire,’ ‘Winter’s Tale’ and ‘Enemy’

Sullivan Stapleton plays Themistocles in the stylized historical adventure “300: Rise of an Empire.”

Sullivan Stapleton plays Themistocles in the stylized historical adventure “300: Rise of an Empire.”

This week’s major home video releases include an offbeat drama from the director of “Prisoners,” a supernatural romance and a sequel to the historical adventure “300.”

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Video Verdict: ‘Prisoners,’ ‘Elysium,’ ‘Kick-Ass 2,’ ‘The Lone Ranger,’ ‘One Direction: This Is Us’

Jake Gyllenhaal, left, and Hugh Jackman star in the thriller “Prisoners.”

Jake Gyllenhaal, left, and Hugh Jackman star in the thriller “Prisoners.”

Home video releases typically slow during Christmas and New Year’s week, but the days leading up to the holidays are jam-packed. That means we have a host of newcomers this week, and they range from a new take on the Lone Ranger to a dark drama centered on child abduction.

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Video Verdict: ‘End of Watch,’ ‘Searching for Sugar Man’

Michael Pena, left, and Jake Gyllenhaal play Los Angeles police officers in the drama “End of Watch.”

Michael Pena, left, and Jake Gyllenhaal play Los Angeles police officers in the drama “End of Watch.”

This week’s home video releases are anchored by one of the finest documentaries of 2012 and a terrific police drama.

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Video Verdict: ‘Source Code,’ ‘Dylan Dog: Dead of Night’

Michelle Monaghan and Jake Gyllenhaal share an explosive moment in the science-fiction thriller “Source Code.”

With summer in full swing, studios have slowed their home video output a bit, but we still have a couple noteworthy titles this week. The best is a Jake Gyllenhaal science-fiction thriller that had a reasonably good theatrical run back in April.

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Video Verdict: ‘127 Hours,’ ‘Love & Other Drugs,’ ‘Burlesque,’ ‘Faster’



James Franco finds himself in a tight spot in “127 Hours,” a drama based on the real-life experiences of adventurer Aron Ralston.

This week’s major home video releases span several genres and include everything from a campy musical starring Cher and Christina Aguilera to an Oscar-nominated drama starring James Franco.

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Video Verdict: ‘Prince of Persia,’ ‘Letters to Juliet,’ ‘Just Wright,’ ‘Glee’

Jake Gyllenhaal is armed and dangerous in "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time."

Romance must be in the air, as two of this week’s high-profile video releases are love stories. But don’t worry if you’re not into the mushy stuff. We’re also getting a big-budget action film starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

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Video Verdict: ‘Twilight: New Moon,’ ‘Blind Side,’ ‘The Fantastic Mr. Fox,’ ‘Brothers,’ ‘Men Who Stare at Goats,’ ‘The African Queen’

Kristen Stewart, right, and Robert Pattinson do a lot of sulking in the vampire drama “The Twilight Saga: New Moon.”

This week’s DVD and Blu-ray releases include a Humphrey Bogart/Katharine Hepburn classic, a best picture candidate in the 2009 Oscar race and a pop culture phenomenon that had tweens flocking to theaters just a few months ago.

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