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HARA-KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI

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HARA-KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI

SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN An astonishing rock documentary that seems pure urban legend. Sixto Rodriguez (below), a folk singer from Detroit, recorded two early-’70s albums that went nowhere in the United States and made him a mysterious superstar in South Africa. Malik Bendjelloul’s film follows the efforts of two fans to find out whether he’s still alive. Magical. Extras: making-of featurette, interview with Rodriguez and Bendjelloul (Sony, $30.99; Blu-ray, $35.99)

THE PAPERBOY Come for the crime thriller. Stay for the sex — between and among Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, David Oyelowo, John Cusack, and Nicole Kidman. This is just the sort of movie certain people go to the movies hoping to see but would never say they go to the movies for. It’s trash. But it’s glorious trash. Directed by Lee Daniels (“Precious”), who adapted Pete Dexter’s novel with Dexter. (Millennium, $28.99; Blu-ray, $29.99)

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PINA Soberly ecstatic, Wim Wenders’s ode to the work of the late German modern-dance choreographer Pina Bausch is a parting gift from one creative force to another. Extras: Wenders audio commentary, Wenders interview, making-of featurette, deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes footage. (Criterion Collection, $29.95; Blu-ray, $44.95)

THE QUIET MAN This “60th anniversary special edition” of the much-loved 1952 John Ford film about a prizefighter (John Wayne) who retires to Ireland comes a little late for the anniversary — and a little early for St. Patrick’s Day. Extras: making-of featurette, booklet by Ford biographer Joseph McBride. (Olive Films, $24.95; Blu-ray, $29.95)

INDISCREET This 1958 romantic comedy isn’t top-drawer Cary Grant or Ingrid Bergman. Reunited for the first time since “Notorious” a dozen years earlier, he’s a debonair diplomat-playboy, she’s a famous actress. Nor is it top-drawer Stanley Donen, who directed. That said, it is Grant, Bergman, and Donen. (Olive Films, $19.95; Blu-ray, $24.95)

HARA-KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI The astoundingly prolific Takashi Miike follows up “13 Assassins” (2011), a 19th-century samurai picture, with a 17th-century one. The first third, centered on a warrior’s ritual self-disemboweling, is superb filmmaking, uncluttered and absolutely assured. The middle third, an extended flashback to events preceding the suicide, sags some. The final third explains the first, with much swordplay. (New Video Group, $26.95; Blu-ray, $29.95)

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