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DVD: “Lucy,” “Silent Youth,” “Rudderless,” “Love Is The Devil,” & More!

love-is-the-devil-cigaretteThat’s totally Daniel Craig enjoying a post-coitus cigarette with another dude in the above photo, taken from one of this week’s multitudinous home entertainment goodies, Love Is The Devil. We’ve also got Scarlett Johansson in the cray cray action flick Lucy, cute European boys coming to grips with their sexuality in Silent Youth, and… well, let’s just dive in shall we?

 

Lucy

($34.99 Blu-ray, $29.99 DVD; Universal)

Scarlett Johansson turns super-brained superhuman when dosed with an experimental mind-expanding chemical in this gonzo action film from French director Luc Besson. Morgan Freeman appears as the science-y guy explaining what’s happening, not that it matters since it’s totally cray cray. Extras include a pair of making-of featurettes.

 

Silent Youth

($24.99 DVD; Ariztical)

A pair of young, good-looking men in Berlin, Kirill and the supposedly straight Marlo, form a connection in this observational character drama.

 

Charlie Victor Romeo

(VOD)

One of John Waters’ top 10 films of 2014, this Sundance Film Festival pick reconstructs harrowing plane dramas based upon actual black box recordings.

 

Love Is The Devil

($27.99 Blu-ray, $24.99 DVD; Strand)

A pre-Bond Daniel Craig played the rough trade, thieving gay lover of prickly painter Francis Bacon (Derek Jacobi) in director John Maybury’s underseen 1998 biopic, here re-mastered and presented on Blu-ray (with a Craig-centric cover). That full-frontal bath scene never looked better. Definitely worth a watch, and not just for that! Extras include a commentary.

http://youtu.be/FGBVnURPuOg

Rudderless

($21.99 DVD; Paramount)

In William H. Macy’s directorial debut, Billy Crudup plays a father who, in the wake of his singer-songwriter son’s untimely demise, finds salvation through playing the boy’s music. Co-stars Macy and real life spouse Felicity Huffman alongside Selena Gomez (who also performs a song), Laurence Fishburne, and Anton Yelchin.

ALSO OUT:

MV5BNDY1NDcwOTE2N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMDY5Mzc4MDE@._V1_SX214_AL_Dick: The Documentary

 

The End of Cruising

 

White Bird In a Blizzard

 

The Zero Theorem

 

The Mule