New on DVD: 'Trance,' 'Ginger & Rosa,' more
05:00 AM, Jul 25, 2013
‘Trance’2013, Fox Searchlight, R, $23; Blu-ray, $30
James McAvoy stars as a fine-art auctioneer involved in the theft of a painting. He is kidnapped by a colleague (Vincent Cassel), but a blow to the head has left him unable to remember where he hid the artwork. A seductive hypnotist (Rosario Dawson) tries to help him remember, but she has an agenda of her own.
USA TODAY’s Claudia Puig says ** 1/2 out of four: “It’s worth succumbing to Trance, because director Danny Boyle is one of the most visually inventive contemporary filmmakers. … But the dazzling style of this labyrinthine psychological thriller makes the viewer long for more substance.”
‘Ginger & Rosa’2013, Lionsgate, PG-13, $20
London teenagers Ginger (Elle Fanning) and Rosa’s (Alice Englert) lifelong friendship is shattered as the Cuban Missile Crisis fuels Ginger’s fears of a nuclear holocaust, and Rosa become pregnant by Ginger’s pacifist father (Alessandro Nivola).
‘Twixt’2011, Fox, R, $23; Blu-ray, $30
Francis Ford Coppola wrote and directed this chilling gothic horror tale. Struggling writer Hall Baltimore (Val Kilmer) uncovers a disturbing murder while on a book tour. He starts to have nightmares in which he is confronted by the ghost of a young girl (Elle Fanning) who may somehow be connected to the murder.
‘The Silence’2010, Music Box Films, not rated, $30; Blu-ray, $35
In 1986, an 11-year-old girl is raped and murdered in a wheat field in this German crime thriller. The case is never solved and the two men involved separate. Twenty-three years later, a 13-year-old girl is killed in the same spot and in the same way. It’s a message only the two men can understand.