[Editor's Note: Tuesday Video Alert is a weekly column announcing "notable" titles fresh to DVD and/or Blu-ray, sometimes as reissues, and in every region under the sun.]
Dogtooth [Kino International, DVD, Region 1]: "Though Yorgos Lanthimos has said that Dogtooth originally was created as a sci-fi story of sorts about how far a family will go to preserve its usefulness as a social unit, I maintain that the film's main thrust is about the process of assimilating information about the world and subsequently forming one's own identity." Simon Abrams
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind [Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Blu-ray, Region 1]: "Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is less meta than Spike Jonze's Being John Malkovich and Adaptation. but more reality-bending than your average Philip K. Dick sci-fi procedural." Jeremiah Kipp
Santa Sangre [Severin Films, DVD/Blu-ray, Region 1].
The Color Purple [Warner Home Video, Blu-ray, Region 1].
Broadcast News [The Criterion Collection, DVD/Blu-ray, Region 1].
Basil Dearden's London Underground [The Criterion Collection, DVD, Region 1].
Late Mizoguchi: Eight Films 1951 - 1956 [Eureka Entertainment, DVD, Region 2].
Red Hill [Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, DVD/Blu-ray, Region 1]: "The Australian high-country setting of Patrick Hughes's blood-soaked western Red Hill, brimming with jagged edged rock faces and menacing mountainsides, evokes the genre universe of director Anthony Mann." Glenn Heath Jr.
Nowhere Boy [Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, DVD/Blu-ray, Region 1]: "Nowhere Boy comes close to pinning down an only-cursorily defined subgenre: the formative-years dramatization that views the biographical subject's future success as tangential." Joseph Jon Lanthier
Enter the Void [MPI Home Video, DVD/Blu-ray, Region 1]: "Even though Enter the Void is stylistically wearying, and stupefyingly transparent as a disquisition, you can't doubt that Gaspar Noé is a dazzling synthesizer of image and sound." Ed Gonzalez
Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer [Magnolia Home Entertainment, DVD/Blu-ray, Region 1]: "Relying on a bevy of circumstantial evidence and without proving much in the way of anything, Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer nonetheless homes in on a provocative and highly plausible thesis." Andrew Schenker
Freakonomics [Magnolia Home Entertainment, DVD/Blu-ray, Region 1]: "With Freakonomics, a collection of four shorts based on the blockbuster book about the science of economics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, producer Chad Troutwine hired the right guys and gals to do the wrong job." Lauren Wissot
Inspector Bellamy [MPI Home Video, DVD, Region 1]: "The death of Claude Chabrol inevitably saddles Inspector Bellamy, the prolific French New Waver's final feature, with a coda-status heft that the wispy opus cannot possibly shoulder." Fernando F. Croce
sex & drugs & rock & roll [MPI New Video Group, DVD, Region 1]: "Perhaps Mat Whitecross, director of the Dury biopic sex & drugs & rock & roll, was driven by that not-unfounded fear that a rocker lacking the name recognition of Johnny or Sid or Ian Curtis would be a hard sell even to punk aficionados." LW
Quiet Days in Clichy [Blue Underground, Blu-ray, Region 1].
Glee: Season 2, Volume 1 [Fox Home Entertainment, DVD, Region 1].
Ronald Reagan Centennial Collection [Warner Home Video, DVD, Region 1].
She-Ra: The Complete Series [Classic Media, DVD, Region 1].
Webster: Season One [Shout! Factory, DVD, Region 1].
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest [Music Box Films, DVD/Blu-ray, Region 1]: "Tawdry is as tawdry does, yet The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest often seems at a loss over how to channel its sleazy impulses." Nick Schager
Secretariat [Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, DVD/Blu-ray, Region 1]: "Watching Secretariat, the latest sports-related, "inspired by a true story" biopic about the triumph of stubborn white people over adversity, is an experience as antithetical to watching an actual horse race as it gets." SA
What's the Matter with Kansas? [Passion River, DVD, Region 1]: "Not up to adequately framing the title's question, let alone answering it, What's the Matter with Kansas? observes a cross-section of working- and middle-class Jayhawk State residents conducting their personal, political, and religious lives for 90 minutes." Bill Weber
Red [Summit Entertainment, DVD/Blu-ray, Region 1]: "In dire need of the type of whipcrack verve Edgar Wright brought to Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Red instead exhibits all the get-up-and-go of a grandpa on the verge of an afternoon nap." NS
Inhale [MPI Home Video, DVD, Region 1]: "If there's an upside to Inhale, it's salt-and-pepper stud Dermot Mulroney." Paul Brunick
White Wedding [Image Entertainment, DVD/Blu-ray, Region 1]: "Jann Turner's White Wedding, a South African version of The Hangover, reconsiders the vile ideology behind that American film as much as spray-painting a Barbie doll black would change any of her politics." Diego Costa
Saw: The Final Chapter [Lionsgate Home Entertainment, DVD/Blu-ray, Region 1]: "Saw 3D may just be the Saw-iest Saw film of them all." SA
Fuel [Cinema Libre Studio, Blu-ray, Region 1]: "As in publishing, the alarmist polemic has become its own documentary subgenre, and Fuel, Joshua Tickell's investigation into the oil business, is merely its latest entrant." NS
A Beautiful Mind [Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Blu-ray, Region 1]: "A Beautiful Mind is like a brick to the head to anyone who ever winced at the utterance of 'infinity plus one.'" EG