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Buena Vista Social Club. 2 discs. 105+ min. In English & Spanish w/English subtitles. Wim Wenders, dist. by Criterion Collection. Apr. 2017. DVD ISBN 9781681432847. $29.95; 1-disc Blu-ray ISBN 9781681432830. $39.95. MUSIC

Lyrical tribute to Cuban performers.

concretelove.jpg21017Concrete Love. 88+ min. In German w/English subtitles. Maurizius Staerkle-Drux, dist. by First Run Features. Apr. 2017. DVD UPC 720229917292. $24.95. ARCHITECTURE

Deconstructing Gottfried Böhm.

Fragments of Love. 100+ min. In Spanish w/English subtitles. Fernando Vallejo, dist. by Strand Releasing. Apr. 2017. DVD UPC 712267370221. $24.99. DRAMA

A composer and his erotic muse.

A Monster Calls. NA+ min. Juan Antonio Bayona, dist. by Focus. Apr. 2017. DVD UPC 025192364693. $29.98; DVD/Blu-ray/UltraViolet UPC 025192396007. $34.98. Rated: PG-13. FANTASY

A children’s novel comes to life.

Rumble Fish. 2 discs. b/w. 95+ min. Francis Ford Coppola, dist. by Criterion Collection. Apr. 2017. DVD ISBN 9781681432908. $29.95; 1-disc Blu-ray ISBN 9781681432892. $39.95. DRAMA

Brothers Matt Dillon & Mickey Rourke.

Tampopo. 2 discs. 114+ min. In Japanese w/English subtitles. Juzo Itami, dist. by Criterion Collection. Apr. 2017. DVD ISBN 9781681432861. $29.95; 1-disc Blu-ray ISBN 9781681432854. $39.95. COMEDY

The perfect ramen noodle recipe.

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. 92+ min. In French w/English subtitles. Jacques Demy, dist. by Criterion Collection. Apr. 2017. DVD ISBN 9781681432939. $29.95; Blu-ray ISBN 9781681432922. $39.95. MUSICAL

Music, Legrand, Deneuve, magic.

Woman of the Year. 2 discs. b/w. 112+ min. George Stevens, dist. by Criterion Collection. Apr. 2017. DVD ISBN 9781681432885. $29.95; 1-disc Blu-ray ISBN 9781681432878. $39.95. COMEDY

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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"

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