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DVD: “Side Effects,” “Struck By Lightning,” “Yossi,” And More!

Side Effects

($34.98 Blu-ray, $29.98 DVD; Universal)

When a doctor (Jude Law) prescribes a drug called Ablixa to a suicidal patient (Rooney Mara), he finds himself in hot water when she suffers an unexpected, horrific side effect. Steven Soderbergh’s next-to-last film before his self-imposed retirement (the last is Liberace biopic, Behind The Candelabra, which debuts on HBO May 26th) is a stylish, slow-burn thriller with a – SPOILER ALERT! – hot lesbian twist. Fun, beautifully shot stuff with solid performances. Alas, co-star Channing Tatum doesn’t hit the runway and strip in this one. Extras include a behind-the scenes featurette, the “Aliza Website Experience,” and a commercial for the fictional drug, Ablixa.