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Rewind: Spitzer doc 'Client 9' is a NYC must-see


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‘Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer’
At this point, you’ve probably already made your decision about what you think of disgraced former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer. But I encourage you to screen Alex Gibney’s insightful and shocking documentary, "Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer." It might change your mind. Oscar-winning filmmaker Gibney — who also made the doc “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room” — gives the “luv guv” a fair shake, capturing his early days as an aggresive up-and-comer to his lurid fall from grace including the controversy and questions surrounding his hiring of prostitutes and how it all came to light. It’s a compelling story. (DVD, $26.98; Blu-ray, $29.98)

You always know what you’ll get from a Disney sports movie: triumph over tragedy, tons of feel-good moments and a happy ending. That said, this horse-racing film is an enjoyable, uplifting experience. (DVD, $29.99; Blu-ray, $39.99)

‘Saw: The Final Chapter’
Another “Saw,” another bunch of gruesome deaths from the torture-porn franchise. The best part of this set? The special feature “52 Ways to Die” looking at all the death traps in all the “Saw” films. (DVD, $29.95; Blu-ray, $39.99)

‘Zorro: The Complete Series’
The cult-favorite long-running Family Channel series from the early 1990s about the masked swordsman (played by Duncan Regehr) finally hits DVD. (DVD, $99.95)

Fun fun fun from the geriatric set. Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren prove they’ve still got it in this entertaining spy romp. (DVD, $28.99; Blu-ray, $34.99)

‘Broadcast News’
James L. Brooks’ swell news flick with Holly Hunter, Albert Brooks and William Hurt gets the top-shelf Criterion treatment. (DVD, $29.95; Blu-ray, $39.95)

‘My Last 5 Girlfriends’
This British rom-com, which played at the TriBeCa Film Festival two years back, is a delightful and wryly funny film that’s far superior to the dreck coming out from the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Katherine Heigl, Kate Hudson … (DVD, $24.95)

‘Man in a Suitcase: Set One’
An ex-American spy turns P.I. in London in this intense ’60s espionage drama. (DVD, $59.99)

‘Inspector Bellamy’
Francophiles should rejoice over this crime thriller starring Gerard Depardieu, from director Claude Chabrol. (DVD, $24.98)

‘Nowhere Boy’
Aaron Johnson (“Kick-Ass”) stars as young John Lennon in his pre-Beatles days. (DVD, $28.95; Blu-ray, $39.95)

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