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Source Code (Summit)

Director Duncan Jones' brain-blower is one of the best movies of the year, a tricky piece of time travel that also works as a heart-pumping thriller. Jake Gyllenhaal plays a confused Army helicopter pilot on a commuter train heading for Chicago. Before it arrives, a bomb tears through the aisles, killing everyone on board. Turns out Jake is actually in a government lab, strapped in a capsule, where he's coached on how to stop the disaster. So he returns to the train again and again, picking up new clues before the explosion sends him back to his pod. It's a lot like Groundhog Day, but with bombs. Best extra: an interactive feature that goes deep into the mind-fuck.

The Blues Brothers (Universal)

Depending on how you feel about two smartasses butchering classic soul songs, this 1980 movie is either a topnotch musical comedy or an overstuffed SNL sketch with way too many car crashes. Its Blu-ray debut includes an extended version of the movie and a tribute to star John Belushi.

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (Fox)

This barely seen horror comedy stars the guy who played Superman, crams in zombies, werewolves, and vampires ... and it still manages to be a total dud. For a movie based on a comic book, there's almost zero visual flair going on here. It's not very much fun (or funny) either.

National Lampoon's Animal House (Universal)

The 1978 comedy classic's influence can be spotted in everything from The Hangover to Judd Apatow's movies, which basically just move Animal House's frat community to the real world. It finally makes its Blu-ray debut with extras like a look back at the movie with the cast and crew.

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