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GoodFellas on Blu-ray tops this week's picks


GoodFellas 20th Anniversary


One of the greatest mob movies of all time celebrates its 20th anniversary with a Blu-ray book version that includes tons of cool extras, like a feature-length Golden Age of the Gangster Film documentary. Martin Scorsese's wiseguy epic is the centerpiece, with great performances by Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta and an Oscar-winning (and yeah, funny) Joe Pesci.


Buzzcocks reissues


One of punk's all-time greatest singles bands also released three albums in the '70s: Another Music in a Different Kitchen, Love Bites and A Different Kind of Tension. These reissues each include a bonus disc filled with demos, live versions, radio performances and some previously unreleased material. Best: All of the essential singles are here too.




This adaptation of Ian McEwan's novel about a lie that changes the lives of World War II-era lovers was nominated for seven Oscars in 2007. (Indeed, it's part of a series of Academy Award releases on Blu-ray.) Keira Knightley has never been better, and the story — there's a war going on, so you know things won't end well — will tear you apart.




Think Modern Warfare 2's playing field isn't claustrophobic enough? This groundbreaking first-person shooter for the PlayStation 3 is an online-only behemoth capable of equipping 256 players with weapons at the same time. Since it's a war game by the makers of the SOCOM series, prepare for some heated battles. Get ready for a bloody good time too.


Me, the Mob and the Music: One Helluva Ride With Tommy James and the Shondells


Apparently there was plenty of hanky panky going on behind the scenes of James' music in the '60s. In this absorbing chronicle of James' chart run (co-written by James and Martin Fitzpatrick), we learn that his record-company boss had some very brutal ties inside and outside of the industry. It wasn't all crimson and clover as they chased the money, money.

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