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Why 'Attenberg' Tops Indiewire's DVD Picks This Week

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire June 19, 2012 at 9:43AM

This week on DVD/Blu-ray: A critically acclaimed Greek export; the latest from the Duplass brothers; a sexy French menage-a-four; a spiritual journey 20 years in the making; and a film tailor-made for the Alamo Drafthouse crowd.
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"Four Lovers"

You can always count on the French to add a little kink to their romantic dramas. The sexy "Four Lovers" is no exception. The film centers on a couple who decide to test the boundaries of their relationship by swapping partners. Of course what starts as a fun, free-spirited experiment soon devolves into a troubling hotbed of anger, desire and confusion.

Extras: Deleted scenes; original French theatrical trailer; and two archival films from the Oscilloscope vault ("Who's Right?" and "Jealousy").


"My Reincarnation"

Jennifer Fox's spiritual documentary "My Reincarnation" made headlines in 2011 after raising $154,456 via the crowd-funding website Kickstarter, becoming the top-raising finished film in the platform's history and their fourth highest earning film project at any production phase. The film, which chronicles a High Tibetan Buddhist teacher and his Western-born son's tenuous relationship, is a moving documentary that spans a whopping 20 years (!) in the lives of the two subjects.

Extras: Deleted scenes and highlights from the NYC premiere.


"The FP"

Those looking for a giddy, deranged time should rent "The FP." Set in a dystopian future, "The FP" centers on two rival gangs feuding over control of Frazier Park (FP, get it?). Their preferred method of battle? Dance-fighting.

"Although patently absurd, sometimes to tiring extremes, "The FP" contains glimmers of creative ingenuity in its fantastical representation of videogame culture," wrote Kohn in his review out of the SXSW Film Festival, where the film world premiered in 2011. "And the dialogue, which turns bro-speak into a virtually indecipherable new language, never loses its appeal. (Some samples: "There's gonna be an off-the-frizz party tonight;" "You've always been more than a slash on my list, yo;" "Check a look at this"). No matter its inanities, the movie is certainly a wonder to behold; it's an indulgent work of pop art that affectionately mocks its influences and never lets up."

Extras: An audio commentary with two of the film's stars; "Never Ignorant Getting Goals Accomplished," a making-of documentary; a post-screening Q&A; and both the green and red band trailers for the film.

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