New on DVD: ‘Winter's Bone,’ ‘SATC 2,’ ‘The Girl Who Played With Fire

Winter's Bone Jennifer Lawrence wowed critics with her Oscar-baiting turn as a young woman living in the Ozarks who is determined to save her family’s home after her deadbeat drug-dealer dad skips out. She sets out to track him down via his menacing, nearly psychopathic backwoods relatives. What’s mesmerizing about this film isn’t just Lawrence’s star-making performance, but also director Debra Granik’s ability to show these people’s lives without making it a laughable caricature. Extras: Audio commentary with Granik, making-of featurette.

Sex and the City 2 The fashionable fearsome foursome return in this critically panned outing that involves their getting away from it all to the Middle East to escape their now-humdrum lives as wives and mothers. If the designer burqas don’t fit, girls, you really should quit. Extras: “Revisiting the 80s,” “Behind the Scenes with Alicia Keys” (DVD/BD); featurettes on the styles, the men, interviews with SJ Parker, director commentary and more (BD)
The Girl Who Played With Fire The second installment of Swedish author Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy, starring Noomi Rapace as the computer hacker Lisbeth, is an effective thriller, albeit not as riveting as The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. This time, Lisbeth is being fingered for murder, and must track down the real killers while eluding capture.  
New on Blu:
Alien Anthology  For the first time, all four Alien films have been revamped and reinvigorated for a brand-new Blu-ray box set that includes two versions of each movie and over four hours of previously unreleased exclusive material (Sigourney Weaver’s screen tests, deleted scenes, still photos, and “The Making of Alien 3.” Additionally, the release marks the debut of Mu-Th-ur Mode, which gives access to all kinds of special features while you’re watching. The extras are too numerous to list here, but I can tell you the movies look spectacular—Aliens, in particular, looks and sounds just incredible. 
Back to the Future: The Complete Trilogy  McFly! Revisit this ‘80s classic trilogy starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, celebrating its 25th anniversary with this box set debuting the three films in high-def. The extras include a new six-part retrospective with the principal cast and director, all-new featurettes and deleted scenes, archival features, trivia track and much more. 
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