"Hatfields & McCoys" (History Channel miniseries)
Bonded by their oath to the same flag, two Confederate soldiers, "Devil" Anse Hatfield (Kevin Costner) and Randall McCoy (Bill Paxton), return home seeking peace after tireless months of battle.
Their expectations are shattered when a murder based on misunderstandings and an illicit love affair triggers warfare between former comrades and their clans. Friends and neighbors join opposing sides in the legendary feud. Extras: "I Know These Hills" music video, featuring Costner and his Modern West band.
"Le Havre" (unrated, 93 minutes, in French with English subtitles, the Criterion Collection)
Welcome to the tender, deadpan world of Aki Kaurismäki, a Finnish filmmaker who has set his story of timely issues and timeless values in the French port city of the title. Arletty and her husband, Marcel, eke out a modest existence along with a tight-knit community. When Marcel (played by André Wilms) unexpectedly encounters a young man from Africa, what begins as one man's mission to make a small difference becomes a potent and often hilarious testament to the power of community and collective sense of duty. With its ragtag cast of cinematic archetypes, "Le Havre" is propelled by equal parts theology and whimsy. It's a treacherous combination that in Kaurismäki's capable hands results in one of the finest films of the year. Contains nothing objectionable. DVD extras: Interview with Wilms; 2011 Cannes Film Festival press conference featuring cast and crew; Finnish television interview with Kaurismaki, Wilms, and actors Jean-Pierre Darroussin and Kati Outinen; concert footage of Little Bob, the musician featured in the film; booklet featuring an essay by film critic Michael Sicinski.
"Detention" (R, 93 minutes, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
Josh Hutcherson, Dane Cook and Spencer Locke star in this hipster teen horror-comedy in which the local students of Grizzly Lake must survive their final year of high school. Standing in their way is Cinderhella, a slasher-movie killer who has seemingly come to life and is preying on the school's student body. The film, which had a brief appearances in theaters in April, will be released on DVD later this summer in Europe. Contains bloody violence, crude and sexual content, nudity, obscenities, some teen drinking and drug use. DVD extra: Making-of featurette. Also, on Blu-ray, screen tests, fight rehearsal footage and "Riffing with Dane" feature.
Also: "LOL" (2012, PG-13, 97 minutes, Lionsgate; another film starring a high-profile teen actor Miley Cyrus that went to video shortly after a brief theater release, where it was widely panned); "Total Recall: Mind-Bending Edition" (1990, Lionsgate, with several featurettes timed to coincide with release of "Total Recall" remake), "ATM," "18.104.22.168," "Cole Younger and the Black Train," "Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXIV," "Transformers Prime One Shall Stand," "The Weight of the Nation" (HBO documentary miniseries), "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids: The Complete Series," "Federal Men" (1954-55, on ABC, from Film Chest), "Hijacked," "Scalene," "We the Party," "The Whisperer in Darkness," "A Three Stooges Celebration," "Hindsight" (South Korea), "No Mercy" (South Korea) and "The Jodi Picoult Collection" (a three-disc set of three made-for-Lifetime channel movies based on the best- selling author's "Salem Falls," "Plain Truth" and "The Pact").