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Why 'The Kid With a Bike' Tops Indiewire's 5 DVD/Blu-ray Picks This Week

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire February 12, 2013 at 11:31AM

This week on DVD/Blu-ray: The latest from the Dardenne brothers; one of the most buzzed-about documentaries of last year; a moving coming-of-age drama that ranks as one of the best high school movies released in a good long while; a charming Sundance character study about a man and his robot; and a "Dangerous Liaisons" adaptation that proves the classic tale has lost none of its bite.


#4. "Robot and Frank"

A hit at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, the low-key yet totally winning dramedy "Robot and Frank" imagines a future where robots are domesticated and used to help out around the house. Frank Langella stars as an aging jewel thief whose son buys him a domestic robot, only to use the generous gift as an aid to pull off another crime. Susan Sarandon co-stars.

Extras: Audio commentary by writer-director Jake Schier and a gallery of the film's posters.


#5. "Dangerous Liaisons"

Zhang Ziyi of "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" heads the cast in Hur Jin-ho's sensual adaptation of the classic French novel, "Dangerous Liaisons." Jin-ho's take on the material updates Pierre Choderlos de Laclo's tale of sex and scheming to 1930s Shanghai.

Extras: A behind-the-scenes featurette; a making-of featurette; and the film's theatrical trailer.

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