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Rewind: 'Thor' is one mighty movie

Thor

Thor

There was a slew of superhero movies out this summer, and while “Thor” wasn’t the best one, it was still a rip-roarin’ action-packed adventure yarn. Chris Hemsworth takes on the role of the hammer-wielding Norse god as he battles his way through frost giants and massive metal monsters. Director Kenneth Branagh brings some majesty to the Marvel Comics movie, and his vision of Asgard is truly breathtaking. And, quite frankly, I’d be more than willing to watch a film entirely about Idris Elba’s scene-stealing character, the guardian Heimdall. (DVD, $29.99; Blu-ray/DVD combo, $44.99; Blu-ray 3-D/Blu-ray/DVD combo, $54.99)

Even more ‘Thor’

‘Marvel Knights: Thor & Loki Blood Brothers’
Get some extra “Thor” goodness with this motion comic adapted from the Marvel Comics miniseries by Robert Rodi and Esad Ribic. (DVD, $14.97)

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Citizen Kane: Ultimate Collector’s Edition’
It’s the 70th anniversary of the classic Orson Welles film, and what better way to celebrate than with this collection that comes with everything short of a (spoiler!) sled. You get a pair of commentaries (Peter Bogdanovich and Roger Ebert) as well as “RKO 281,” about the making of the movie, and the documentary “The Battle Over Citizen Kane” and (DVD, $49.92; Blu-ray, $64.99)

Drink it up

‘Wishful Drinking’
Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia in “Star Wars,” performs her funny and insightful one-woman show that delves into her very complicated family life. (DVD, $19.98)

Hair

‘Hesher’
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is almost unrecognizable under long hair and a scruffy beard playing the title character in this film about a squatter who moves into the garage of a man and his son. (DVD, $28.98; Blu-ray, $29.99)

Finale

‘Rescue Me: The Sixth Season and the Final Season’
Catch up on the last few seasons of Denis Leary’s firefighter drama, just in time for the 10th anniversary of 9/11. (DVD, $45.99)

Cult classic

‘Mystery Science Theater 3000: Manos, The Hands of Fate’
Perhaps the most famous “MST3K” episode gets a new release, complete with a mess of extra features and a version of the awful (and utterly strange) 1966 film without Joel Hodgeson and his robot friends talking over it. (DVD, $24.97)

Take a picture

‘Bill Cunningham New York’
Get a glimpse into the life of the legendary octogenarian bike-riding New York Times photographer. (DVD, $29.99)


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