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HIGHER GROUND (2011)

Actress Vera Farmiga (“Up in the Air’’) makes an assured, intriguing directorial debut with the story of an evangelical Christian woman and her relatable joys, struggles, and heartaches. Extras: Commentary by Farmiga and castmates; deleted scenes. (Sony, Blu-ray/DVD, $45.99)

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1911 (2011)

Jackie Chan plays hero soldier in a Chinese-produced account of the revolution that ushered the country into the modern age (the same historical chapter covered by Bernardo Bertolucci in “The Last Emperor’’). Extras: Behind-the-scenes material. (Well Go USA, $24.98; Blu-ray, $29.98)

WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER? (2011)

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Anna Faris tracks down her many, many exes after starting to worry that she’s failed to recognize Mr. Right. Chris Evans is the hunky soul mate right under her nose. For more satisfying viewing, Evans fans could check out his drama “Puncture,’’ newly available from another distributor. Extras: Unrated footage. (Fox, $19.99; Blu-ray, $29.99)

THERE BE DRAGONS (2011)

Director Roland Joffé (“The Mission’’) meanderingly weaves together the stories of Josemaria Escriva (Charlie Cox), canonized founder of the Catholic organization Opus Dei, and a childhood friend (Wes Bentley) whose life is marked by the Spanish Civil War. With Dougray Scott. Extras: Bentley interview. (Fox, $22.98; Blu-ray, $29.99)

I AM (2011)

Director Tom Shadyac (“Ace Ventura,’’ “Bruce Almighty’’) embarks on a documentary mission to spread the simple-life gospel he embraced after a life-changing bike accident. (Gaiam, $24.98; available now)

SHARK NIGHT (2011)

So much for the multiplex draw of 3-D to help float this “Piranha’’ knockoff. (“Jaws’’ knockoff would be too generous.) (Fox, $29.99; Blu-ray, $39.99; available now)

Titles are in stores Tuesday unless specified. Tom Russo can be reached at trusso2222@gmail.com.
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