Just in time for the second-season premiere on April 5, HBO is re-releasing the first season of this series about a psychotherapist (Gabriel Byrne) and his various patients. As with a number of other HBO-produced series, “In Treatment” is sometimes melodramatic, often grating, but always riveting. The show, which is based on an Israeli television program, puts us in the middle of a shrink session. And the doctor definitely is in. DVD includes all 43 episodes. (five discs; not rated)
‘Quantum of Solace’
Certainly the studliest 007 since early Sean Connery, Daniel Craig returns as our favorite British assassin to track down the killers of his lover (the film picks up immediately where 2006’s “Casino Royale” left off). At times Craig’s Bond, blinded by rage, goes against his own agency, particularly his boss (Judi Dench returns as M). While Craig is fine, the movie suffers because too much action tends to makes Bond a dull boy. DVD, which is available in Blu-ray, includes making-of featurettes, music video. (1:45; rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action, violence, sexual content)
Long before she attempted to jump from “Grey’s Anatomy” to big-screen comedies such as “Knocked Up” and “27 Dresses,” Katherine Heigl made this little film about a woman who watches her morals degrade as she attempts to negotiate the world of pharmaceutical sales. The film marked Heigl as a star, though other than a few predictable comedies she hasn’t done much since to capitalize on it. How many times can you play the same befuddled character, anyway? DVD includes commentary by director Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau, making-of featurette. (1:30; rated R for momentary language and brief sexuality)
Despite the clever way it reworks the teen-romance genre (by making one of the lovers, get this, a vampire), Catherine Hardwicke’s adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling novel suffers by trying to pass puppy love off as breathless passion of the ages. What works on the page can’t always be duplicated on the big screen. DVD, which is available in Blu-ray, includes commentary by director Hardwicke and stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, making-of featurettes. (2:02; rated PG-13 for violence and a scene of sensuality)
Also available: “Big Stan,” “Happily n’Ever After 2: Snow White,” “The Life & Times of Tim,” “The Line,” “Moscow Chill,” “Ready or Not,” “Secrets of the Furious Five”
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