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Why 'The Queen of Versailles' Tops Indiewire's 5 DVD/Blu-ray Picks This Week

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire November 13, 2012 at 12:15PM

This week on DVD/Blu-ray: Lauren Greenfield's timely documentary that opened this year's Sundance Film Festival; the latest from Oliver Stone; Amy Heckerling's reunion with her "Clueless" star Alicia Silverstone; Julie Delpy's winning follow-up to "2 Days in Paris"; and the latest dry comedy from Todd Solondz.

#4. "2 Days in New York" Criticwire Page

Julie Delpy's winning follow-up to "2 Days in Paris," "2 Days in New York," adds Chris Rock to the mix as Delpy's love interest. The result? A sequel that's even funnier than the first entry. The free-wheeling comedy centers on Marion (Delpy) and Mingus (Rock), a happy couple living with two young children from previous relationships. When Marion's father (played by Delpy's real-life dad!), her horny sister and her sister's boyfriend drop in from Paris for a visit, the couple's bond is put to the test.

Extras: Two behind-the-scenes featurettes.


#5. "Savages" Criticwire Page

Stone's follow-up to his mildly received "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" is a horny and violent blast that harkens back to the lurid thrills of "U-Turn" and "Natural Born Killers." The film pairs Taylor Kitsch with Aaron Johnson as two young pot-growing titans who share one girlfriend, the gorgeous Ophelia (Lively). When a Mexican cartel (led by a fierce and terrifying Salma Hayek) moves in on their territory and demands to partner with them, the two friends refuse, leading the cartel to kidnap Ophelia.

READ MORE: Taylor Kitsch Talks His Bad Run at the Summer Box Office at NY 'Savages' Premiere: "I'd do it all over again."

Extras: Deleted scenes and five behind-the-scenes featurettes.

This article is related to: Small Screens, Savages, The Queen of Versailles, 2 Days in New York, Vamps, Dark Horse (2011), New On DVD, On Blu-Ray

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