The major theatrical releases coming to home video this week are a real disappointment. 'Sucker Punch,' the latest outing by Zack Snyder, is a disjointed exploitation film starring a quintet of scantily-clad girls living in an alternate reality; 'Beastly' is an adolescent take on 'Beauty and the Beast' that tries to modernize the parable with mixed results; and 'Season of the Witch,' a supernatural action thriller in which a motley crew of 14th century warriors transport a witch to an abbey to end the Black Plague, is so low on the expectation totem pole that it actually succeeds by not trying to be more than it is: fluff. The best bet for the week: 'Barney's Version,' a genuine piece of cinematic art that entertains your heart and stimulates higher brain functions at the same time; and the long-awaited Blu-ray edition of 'The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy: Extended Edition,' with all three films on 15 discs with more than 26 hours of special features. Read on.
Barney's Version
R2010
Based on 33 critics

A tell-all book prompts a colorful, thrice-married TV producer to give his side of the story. Read More

December 4, 2016
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Season of the Witch
PG-132010
Based on 27 critics

Two medieval knights (Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman) escort an accused sorceress to a remote abbey. Read More

Sucker Punch
PG-132011
Based on 29 critics

Locked away, a girl (Emily Browning) finds freedom from her dark reality in a fantasy world. Read More

Beastly
PG-132011
Based on 26 critics

After a spurned classmate curses him, a teen will be forever ugly unless he finds love. Read More

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