DVD reviews: ‘Stoker’

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STOKER An uncredited psychosexual remake of Hitchcock’s “Shadow of a Doubt,” with Mia Wasikowska as a young woman whose charming, evil Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode) comes to visit. Korean cult director Park Chan-wook makes his Hollywood debut, and the movie’s stunningly shot and deeply creepy until the end, when the script Explains Everything. With Nicole Kidman. Extras: deleted scenes, featurette on Park, behind-the-scenes featurettes. (20th Century Fox, $22.98; $29.99, Blu-ray)

QUARTET From first-time director Dustin Hoffman, a sweet-tempered, rather fuddly drama about retired British opera singers, less slick than the vaguely similar “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” and better for it. Maggie Smith gets to go glam as a famous soprano who has lost her gift; Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, and Pauline Collins provide support. A minor treat. (Starz/Anchor Bay, $29.98; $39.99, Blu-ray)

With “Before Midnight,” the latest installment in Richard Linklater’s continuing romantic saga of Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy), currently in theaters, here’s a chance to set the wayback machine to see how they got where they are now. (Warner Home Video, $12.97)


WILD STRAWBERRIES Ingmar Bergman’s 1957 classic about an old man (Victor Sjöström) journeying into his past makes its Blu-ray debut. Extras: high-definition digital transfer, Bergman introduction, behind-the-scenes footage shot by Bergman, documentary “Ingmar Bergman on Life and Work.” (Criterion Collection, $39.95, available now)

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OF HUMAN BONDAGE Bette Davis earned her first Oscar nomination, playing the greedy waitress who does ill by medical student Leslie Howard, in this 1934 adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham’s novel. Extras: feature-length documentary on Maugham. (Kino Lorber, $29.95, Blu-ray)

THE GHOST ARMY A documentary about one of the more improbable — and little-known — stories of World War II: the 23d Headquarters Special Troops, an Army unit tasked with deceiving the Nazis through fake radio traffic, phony sound effects, and dummy tanks. Extras: deleted scenes, archival footage, art show of works by 23d Headquarters soldiers. (PBS, $24.99)