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Trailers | What’s Coming on DVD and Blu-ray | November 1, 2012

Brazil. 2 discs. color. 142+ min. Terry Gilliam, dist. by Criterion Collection. Dec. 2012. Blu-ray ISBN 9781604654813. $49.95. DRAMA/SF
Weird-master Gilliam’s cautionary tale of nightmarish ­proportions.

Dreams of a Life. color. 95 min. Carol Morley, dist. by Strand Releasing. Dec. 2012. DVD UPC 712267320820. $24.99. Closed-captioned. CRIME/SOC SCI
A woman dead in a London apartment isn’t discovered for three years! “If you went missing…would anyone come looking?”

Following. b/w. 70+ min. Christopher Nolan, dist. by Criterion Collection. Dec. 2012. DVD ISBN 9781604656367. $29.95; Blu-ray
ISBN 9781604656350. $39.95. DRAMA
The auteur’s debut film of a London writer seeking inspiration.

Game Change. color. 129+ min. Jay
Roach, dist. by HBO Home Entertainment. Jan. 2013. DVD ISBN NA. $19.97;
The oddest couple yet—McCain and Palin—as portrayed by Julianne Moore and Ed Harris.

Purple Noon. color. 118+ min. In French w/English subtitles. René Clément, dist. by Criterion Collection. Dec. 2012. DVD ISBN 9781604655278. $29.95; Blu-ray ISBN 9781604655261. $39.95. DRAMA
Alain Delon as a charming rogue. Ooh la la.

Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection. 10 discs. color. 1,042+ min. Quentin Tarantino, dist. by Lionsgate. Nov. 2012. Blu-ray UPC 031398157809. $119.99. Rated: R. DRAMA
That’s 20 years of filmmaking, as chosen by the director himself.

Unforgivable. color. 112+ min. In French w/English subtitles. André Téchiné, dist. by Strand Releasing. Dec. 2012. DVD UPC 712267310722. $27.99. DRAMA
Can a crime writer and ex-model find true love in Venice?

Bette-Lee Fox About Bette-Lee Fox

Bette-Lee Fox (blfox@mediasourceinc.com) is Managing Editor, Library Journal.

Now in her 45th year with Library Journal, Bette-Lee also edits LJ's Video Reviews column, six times a year Romance column, and e-original Romance reviews, which post weekly as LJ Xpress Reviews. She received the Romance Writers of America (RWA) Vivian Stephens Industry Award in 2013 for having "contributed to the genre or to RWA in a significant and/or continuing manner"