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DVD releases: ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’

ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE

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ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE

ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE Writer-director Jim Jarmusch turns one of his silliest notions — a pair of pale late-night hipsters (Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton) are actually centuries-old vampires — into one of the more affecting movies of his career. Swinton has rarely been so tender; Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, and Anton Yelchin play along nicely. Extras: deleted and extended scenes, “Traveling at Night with Jim Jarmusch” documentary. (Sony, $30.99; Blu-ray, $35.99)

Y TU MAMÁ TAMBIÉN Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón has fashioned a sensual, funny, moving film that transcends its potentially pedestrian “road trip movie” trappings. Two teenage best friends (Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna) head for a mythical beach with an older woman (Maribel Verdú) whose marriage is in shambles. Themes of sex, love, power, and loyalty collide with often comical, and ultimately serious, consequences. Extras: on-set documentary, deleted scenes, interviews with Bernal, Luna, Verdú, and Cuarón. (Criterion Collection, $29.95; DVD/Blu-ray combo, $39.95)

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BOARDWALK EMPIRE: SEASON 4 Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) is up to his old tricks as the kingpin of Prohibition-era crime in Atlantic City. Over the course of last year’s 12 episodes, the action extends to Florida and Chicago, where Nucky tangles with Al Capone (Stephen Graham). Extras: cast and crew commentaries, introductions to new characters, Season 3 update. (HBO, $59.99; Blu-ray, $79.98)


PARKS AND RECREATION: SEASON SIX Pawnee’s merging with another town, Eagleton, simply ratchets up the oddness quotient for Amy Poehler and company. Also on hand are Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Rashida Jones, Rob Lowe, and Nick Offerman. Extras: deleted scenes, gag reel, Jones and Lowe farewell. (Universal, $39.98)

TIE ME UP! TIE ME DOWN! Pedro Almodóvar tries to stay on the sunny side of bondage in this darkly comic 1989 romance. A lovesick fan (Antonio Banderas) kidnaps an unsettled actress (Victoria Abril) until she falls in love with him. A toy frogman steals the show. Extras: making-of documentary, Almodóvar interview, conversation between Banderas and Almodóvar. (Criterion Collection, DVD/Blu-ray combo, $39.95)

CHAPLIN’S MUTUAL COMEDIES The 12 two-reel comedies Charlie Chaplin made for the Mutual Film Corporation during 1916-’17 are among his finest, funniest work. All are newly restored on this five-disc set. Extras: documentaries “The Birth of the Tramp” and “Chaplin’s Goliath,” on the Tramp’s frequent nemesis, played by Eric Campbell. (Flicker Alley, $59.95)

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