LJ Best Books 2016

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Trailers: What’s coming on DVD/Blu-ray | August 15, 2013

Augustine. color. 102+ min. In French w/English subtitles. Alice Winocour, dist. by Music Box Films. Sept. 2013. DVD $29.95; Blu-ray $34.95. DRAMA

Sensuality in a psychiatric hospital causes “hysteria.”

Autumn Sonata. 2 discs. color. 93+ min. In Swedish w/English subtitles. Ingmar Bergman, dist. by Criterion Collection. Sept. 2013. DVD ISBN 9781604657777. $29.95; 1-disc Blu-ray ISBN 9781604657760. $39.95. DRAMA

Ingmar meets Ingrid over a piano.

Behind the Candelabra. color. 118+ min. Steven Soderbergh, dist. by HBO Home Entertainment. Sept. 2013. DVD $19.97; Blu-ray $24.99. Rated: TV-MA. DRAMA/TV

Michael Douglas is Liberace.

Beyond the Walls. color. 98+ min. David Lambert, dist. by Strand Releasing. Sept. 2013. DVD UPC 712267321421. $24.99. DRAMA

Men who love music and each other.

In the Fog. color. 128+ min. In Russian w/English subtitles. Sergei Loznitsa, dist. by Strand Releasing. Sept. 2013. DVD UPC 712267330423. $27.99. DRAMA

Russian partisans and German ­occupation in 1942.

La Cage aux Folles. color. 99+ min. In French w/English subtitles. Edouard Molinaro, dist. by Criterion Collection. Sept. 2013. DVD ISBN 9781604657753. $29.95; Blu-ray ISBN 9781604657746. $39.95. COMEDY

From French film to Broadway show.

Star Trek into Darkness. color. 131+ min. J.J. Abrams, dist. by Paramount Home Media. Sept. 2013. DVD $29.99; Blu-ray/combo $39.99; Blu-ray 3-D/Blu-ray/DVD combo $49.99. Rated: PG-13. SF

The Enterprise is back on Earth.

Stories We Tell. color. 108+ min. Sarah Polley, dist. by Lionsgate. Sept. 2013. DVD $19.98. Rated: PG-13. SOC SCI

A family of storytellers telling tales.

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