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DVD releases: ‘Mad Men: Season 6’

MAD MEN: SEASON 6

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MAD MEN: SEASON 6

WHITE HOUSE DOWN Not known for subtlety or sense, Roland Emmerich outdoes himself in this overheated action thriller about an

assault on the White House by terrorists with an apocalyptic agenda. Jamie Foxx, as the president, and Channing Tatum, as the unlikely hero who protects him, are good sports, but Emmerich might be the only one who isn’t laughing at this presumably unintentional comedy. Extras: featurettes on interplay between Foxx and Tatum, and Emmerich’s directorial vision. (Sony, $30.99;

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Blu-ray, $40.99)

MAD MEN: SEASON 6 The series swings ever more anxiously into the ’60s, as reflected by bonus featurettes on gay power, drug culture, and re-creating the look of the era. (Lionsgate, $49.98; Blu-ray, $49.97)

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PARKLAND  Peter Landesman’s well-made but dramatically unfocused re-creation of the days after JFK’s assassination in Dallas. The movie is about civic trauma, but it steadfastly resists coming to a bigger point. The large and busy cast includes Zac Efron, Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton, Ron Livingston, James Badge Dale, and Jacki Weaver. Extras: Landesman commentary, deleted scenes. (Millennium, $19.99; Blu-ray, $24.99)


LOVELACE  Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman spin two versions of the story of Linda Lovelace, the ingénue who starred in the most successful porn film of all time, “Deep Throat.” In the first they capture the milieu of the ’70s porn industry. In the second they offer a moralistic horror story with a bogus feel-good ending. The truth probably lies somewhere in between. Extras: making-of featurette. (Anchor Bay, $24.98; Blu-ray, $29.99)

INTOLERANCE  A high-definition restoration of D. W. Griffith’s magnificent folly, the epic he made as a kind of apology for “The Birth of a Nation.” Cutting back and forth among stories set in Babylon, ancient Judea, the French Revolution, and contemporary America, Griffith explores man’s inhumanity to man. Extras: “The Fall of Babylon” and “Mother and the Law,” features drawn from “Intolerance,” featurette with film historian Kevin Brownlow. (Cohen Media Group, $39.98; Blu-ray, $49.98)

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RENOIR  A leisurely-paced drama about the final years of Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir (Michel Bouquet), bewitched by his last great model (Christa Theret) just as his son, the future filmmaker Jean Renoir (Vincent Rottiers), returns from World War I. Dramatically trite but, as shot by cinematographer Mark Ping Bing Lee (“In the Mood for Love”), visually rapturous. Extras: interviews, biographical featurette. (New Video Group, $29.95; Blu-ray, $34.95)

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