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Why 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' Tops Indiewire's 5 DVD/Blu-ray Picks This Week

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire December 4, 2012 at 11:24AM

This week on DVD/Blu-ray: The biggest hit at this year's Sundance Film Festival; the foud-footage horror film to put your faith back in the genre; Yorgos Lanthismos' follow-up to "Dogtooth"; one of the best thrillers to come out of France in the past decade; and a comedy sure to turn you off of butter for good.
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#4. "Tell No One" Criticwire Page

Guillaume Canet's wildly entertaining 2008 thriller "Tell No One" (the top grossing foreign language film that year) lands on Blu-ray for the first time today, following the summer release of Canet's latest, the sprawling ensemble dramedy "Little White Lies." Winner of a whopping four Cesar awards including Best Actor and Best Director, "Tell No One" stars "The Intouchables" star Francois Cluzet as a man who finds himself implicated in a double homicide, eight years after his own wife was murdered. Based on Harlan Coben’s international bestseller, "Tell No One" keeps the twists coming at a breakneck pace, and manages to deliver an extremely satisfying payoff that delivers an emotional whallop.

READ MORE: 'Little White Lies' Writer-Director Guillaume Canet on His Personal French Drama and Making the Upcoming 'Blood Ties' in the U.S.

Extras: Deleted scenes and outtakes.
 

#5. "Butter" Criticwire Page

Jennifer Garner heads an impressive cast that includes Ty Burrell, Olivia Wilde, Hugh Jackman, Rob Corddry and Alicia Silverstone in "Butter," the Weinstein Company's Tea Party-lampooning comedy. Although nowhere near as smart at mocking small town types as "To Die For" (the most obvious predecessor), "Butter" still makes for an entertaining and hilarious romp thanks to a game ensemble and wacky premise. Garner plays Laura Pickler, the wife of a former butter-sculpting champion who takes a stab at mastering the craft with aspirations of a career in politics. Her chances at taking over her husband's title are threatened when a young black girl, Destiny (Yara Shahidi), comes to town armed with a winning smile and major butter-carving talent. Garner is great as a conservative housewife with a close relationship to God -- and an even closer one to butter -- but it's Wilde who dominates the comedy as a stripper hellbent on making Laura's life a living hell.

Extras: Deleted/extended scenes and a gag reel.

This article is related to: Small Screens, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Alps, V/H/S, Butter, Tell No One