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DVD releases

Zentropa Entertainment

MELANCHOLIA (2011)

Polarizing Danish experimentalist Lars von Trier spins dual stories about new bride Kirsten Dunst’s profound sadness and, oh, Earth’s imminent cataclysmic collision with another planet. With Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alexander Skarsgard, and Kiefer Sutherland. Extras: Featurettes. (Magnolia, $26.98; Blu-ray, $29.98)

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THE THREE MUSKETEERS (2011)

Director Paul W.S. Anderson has done some underrated work making genre junk with flair, but his Dumas adaptation is a stretch. Milla Jovovich as a “Matrix’’ move-bustin’ Milady de Winter? Don’t think so. With Orlando Bloom. Extras: Filmmaker commentary; on Blu-ray, pop-up featurettes. (Summit, $26.99; Blu-ray, $30.99; 3-D, $34.99)

ANATOMY OF A MURDER (1959)

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It’s a cineaste reissue for Otto Preminger’s provocative masterwork. James Stewart bookends the thematic edginess of “Vertigo’’ with the story of a small-town lawyer tackling a rape-retribution case. Extras: Preminger biographer interview; music critic Gary Giddins on Duke Ellington’s score. (Criterion, $29.95; Blu-ray, $39.95; available now)

WORLD ON A WIRE (1973)

Care to make it a double bill of European arthouse auteurs having their way with genre staples? Rainer Werner Fassbinder treads Kurt Vonnegut-Philip K. Dick territory with the story of a cybernetics engineer uncovering a corporate conspiracy. Extras: German film scholar interview. (Criterion, $29.95; Blu-ray, $39.95; available now)

THE SWELL SEASON (2011)

The eponymous folk rock duo, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, were a feel-good story at the Oscars a few years ago with their musical collaboration on “Once.’’ Now comes a documentary charting the reconfiguration of their relationship, romantically and artistically, over three years. Extras: Extended concert footage. (Docurama, $29.95)

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