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Deserted Station

(First Run)

A photographer and his wife get stranded in a remote village when their car breaks down en route to a shrine in this Iranian feature from director Alireza Raisian. Based on a story idea by Abbas Kiarostami.

Or (My Treasure)


Winner of the Camera d’Or at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival, Keren Yedaya’s debut feature is a stark look at an aging Tel Aviv prostitute and her teenage daughter. While the film never quite gains political traction as a feminist statement, Yedaya makes effective use of long, stationary takes, creating images that stay with you for days afterward.

Wedding Crashers

(New Line)

Funnier and less sentimental than The 40-Year-Old Virgin, last summer’s best Hollywood comedy arrives on disc in both the theatrical and “uncorked” versions, the latter adding about eight and a half minutes of unrated material. While not quite able to sustain the aggression-fueled momentum of its opening half-hour, the movie thrives on the strength of Vince Vaughn’s remarkable capacity to generate laughs from even the thinnest of setups (check out his kitchen table scene with a priest as straight man). Extras include three deleted scenes, two featurettes, an interactive soundtrack promo, and a pair of commentary tracks, one with Vaughn and Owen Wilson, and the other with director David Dobkin.

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