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DVD releases: ‘The Fifth Estate’

THE FIFTH ESTATE

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“The Fifth Estate.”

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2  Misfit inventor Flint Lockwood and friends are dropped into a “Jurassic Park” setting when his food-raining invention begins churning out “foodimals.” Nicely designed, but shades of the exotica in “The Croods.” And “The Lorax.” And the Candyland riff in “Wreck-It Ralph.” Extras: multiple making-of featurettes, directors’ commentary, music video. (Sony, $30.99; Blu-ray, $40.99)

THE FIFTH ESTATE
A slick, Hollywoodized retelling of the Wiki-Leaks scandal, with Benedict Cumberbatch mesmerizing as a Julian Assange by way of Dr. Evil, and Daniel Brühl (“Rush”) as his more reasonable associate Daniel Domscheit-Berg. Well-made and watchable, it’s itself the response of an entrenched information system to something it barely comprehends. Extras: making-of featurette. (Touchstone, $29.99; Blu-ray, $36.99)

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NICHOLAS SPARKS:
LIMITED COLLECTION EDITION
 The movies love the way Nicholas Sparks loves love in his novels, and there are eight adaptations of his novels to prove it. Seven of them are in this box set: “Safe Haven,” “The Lucky One,” “Dear John,” “Nights in Rodanthe,” “The Notebook,” “A Walk to Remember,” and “Message in a Bottle.” Handkerchiefs not included. (Warner, $69.97)

JACKASS PRESENTS BAD GRANDPA  The “Jackass” folks add a semblance of a road movie narrative to their usual routine of gross-out gags performed before unwitting bystanders caught on a hidden camera. More important, they add terrific child actor Jackson Nicoll as the title octogenarian’s grandson. Nicoll’s combination of innocence, puerility, and canny timing injects a soulfulness that elevates the asinine practical jokes into comedy.
Extras (on Blu-ray only): unrated version, deleted scenes. (Paramount, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.99)

LAST VEGAS  Five aging stars — Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline, and Mary Steenburgen — tarnish their resumes with this boorish buddy movie about pals who go to Las Vegas to celebrate when one of them announces his upcoming nuptials. Extras: director and writer’s commentary, trailer, making-of featurettes. (Sony, $30.99; Blu-ray, $40.99)

DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE DELUXE EDITION This 1920 silent stars John Barrymore as the split-personality protagonist of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story. Extras: two other Silent Era adaptations and a parody, starring Stan Laurel. (Kino, $29.95; Blu-ray, $34.95)

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