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Video Verdict: ‘Jack the Giant Slayer,’ ‘Quartet,’ ’21 & Over’

This week’s home video releases include a raucous teen comedy, Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut and a fantasy project based on a classic fairy tale.

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Video Verdict: ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes,’ ‘Fright Night,’ ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’

John Lithgow, left, embraces Caesar the chimp in “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.” Caesar is computer animated, but Andy Serkis – working with motion capture technology – provided the basis for the performance.

There’s not much originality on the home video front this week, as the most noteworthy releases are a sequel, a remake and a reboot.

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Video Verdict: New DVDs for May 5

 

Brad Pitt, left, and Cate Blanchett star in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."

Brad Pitt, left, and Cate Blanchett star in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."

This week’s DVD crop features notable stars appearing in dramas that range from a big-budget blockbuster to a tiny independent. 

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