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DVD: “Birdman,” “Dick: The Documentary,” “St. Vincent,” & More!

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It’s a truly mixed bag in home entertainment this week, from Oscar nominees to, well, junk:  Birdman, St. Vincent and Dick: The Documentary.

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Dick: The Documentary

($19.99 DVD; IndiePix)

Just what it sounds like, this documentary features a wide array of men — from young to old, to former military personnel to transsexuals — showing and talking about their penises. No faces, though: the subjects were sourced through Craigslist ads and told they would be anonymous.

 

Birdman

($39.99 Blu-ray, $29.99 DVD; 20th Century Fox)

Nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Directing, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor, director Alejandro G. Iñárritu‘s trippy dramedy stars Michael Keaton as an aging, tortured actor who, once star of a superhero franchise, mounts a Broadway show in a final bid to revive his career. Things don’t go smoothly, of course, and he may or may not possess superhuman abilities, by the way. Keaton and co-stars, including Edward Norton, a slimmed down Zach Galifiniakis, and Emma Stone are amazing, while seamless special effects and a single-shot approach add to the dazzling, one-of-a-kind experience. Extras include behind the scenes featurettes and conversation between Keaton and Iñárritu.

 

St. Vincent

($34.99 Blu-ray, $29.98 DVD; Anchor Bay)

Bill Murray heads up this dramedy about a degenerate military veteran, Vincent, who babysits the son, Oliver, of his next door neighbor (Melissa McCarthy). Some feel that Murray was snubbed by the Oscars for his turn here, while Naomi Watts is barely recognizable — and great — as Vincent’s Russian prostitute friend. Extras include deleted scenes and a Q&A with Murray.

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The Interview

 

The Theory of Everything

 

Life Itself