THE SCREENING ROOM

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

Bullet Collector
($24.99 DVD; Artsploitation Films)

Shot in stark black and white, Russian director Alexander Vartanov’s intense debut follows a 14-year-old whose traumatic experiences with bullies, bad parents, and a nightmarish reform school lead him to create a fantastical alternate reality. The result is like a marriage of Gus Van Sant’s Private Idaho and Francois Truffaut’s 400 Blows, with a distinctly Russian aesthetic. Extras include a Criterion-style booklet, deleted scene, a making-of featurette, and more.