DVD: “How To Survive a Plague,” “The Master,” “Holy Motors,” And More!


Oscar-nominated works head up this week’s home entertainment line-up: Though it didn’t win on Sunday night, David France’s documentary How To Survive a Plague chronicles the world-changing work of passionate AIDS activists, while Best Actor nominee Joaquin Phoenix and Best Supporting Actor nominee Philip Seymour Hoffman star in Paul Thomas Anderson’s captivating The Master.

French maverick Leos Carax both references and crafts cinema history with the genre-jumping Holy Motors (above), and the coming-of-ager Bullet Collector heralds a new Russian visionary.