Pan's Labyrinth ****
(New Line Home Video, '06) $28.98 DVD. 119 mins. In post-civil war Spain, a 12-year-old bookworm happens into a fantasy world when she and her mother go to live with her stepfather. With Ivana Baquero, Doug Jones, Sergi Lopez.
(fairy-tale grotesquerie, war violence and torture) (CC)
Stomp the Yard **
(Sony Pictures, '07) $28.95 DVD. 116 mins. Hoping to win a step show, fraternities at a historically black college try to woo a student who is an impressive hip-hop dancer. With Columbus Short, Meagan Good, Darrin DeWitt Henson, Ne-Yo.
(profanity, sexual themes, a scene of violence) (CC)
Arthur and the Invisibles *1/2 (The Weinstein Co.; '06) $28.95 DVD. 94 mins. Computer-animated tale about a young boy who enters the gnome-like world of the Minimoys to hunt for treasure. With Freddie Highmore, Mia Farrow; voices of Madonna, David Bowie, Robert De Niro. PG (cartoon violence, scary images, inappropriately attired senior citizens) (CC)
Vengeance is Mine
(Criterion Collection, '79 - Japan) $29.95 DVD. 140 mins. A charmer on a killing spree manages to elude police. With Ken Ogata, Mayumi Ogawa, Rentaro Mikuni, Mitsuko Baisho.
Stars: **** Excellent; Good; ** Fair; * Poor. Videos with no stars were not reviewed by The Inquirer. MPAA ratings: Motion Picture Association of America ratings are included for titles that received them. If the title was reviewed by The Inquirer, further parental warnings (violence, nudity, etc.) are included. (CC): Closed captioned.
- Compiled by Lloylita Prout
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