Kate Winslet's hot and heavy, Oscar-winning performance in 'The Reader' now available.

Kate Winslet once joked during a guest appearance on HBO's 'Extras' that she needed to find a Holocaust movie to win an Oscar. Well, maybe it wasn't so much of a joke. Winslet walked home with her first Academy Award for playing a rather sexy (and oftentimes disrobed) ex-Nazi in 'The Reader,' which hits DVD today.

Meanwhile, the villainous Samuel L. Jackson dresses up as a Nazi for no good reason in one scene of the ultra-dud 'The Spirit,' which is about the most this week's two major releases have in common.

Get the full scoop on this week's DVD and Blu-ray releases, plus our recommendations from weeks' past.

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