Capsule reviews, by Standard-Examiner movie critic Steve Salles, of this week's releases on DVD:
THE HUNGER GAMES *** (PG-13) Intense violent thematic material and disturbing images -- all involving teens. On the surface, this sounds like a disgusting gladiator movie involving kids. But it's much more than that if you give it a chance, which includes the creation of a dynamic and inspiring young woman worth emulating. Stars Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson. Comes out on Saturday, Aug. 18. 142 minutes.
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These videos are released on Tuesday, Aug. 14:
BIGFOOT (Not rated) A concert promoter and a hippie team up to take down Bigfoot when the rampaging Sasquatch begins terrorizing an '80s-themed musical festival in this campy feature starring Danny Bonaduce, Barry Williams, Sherilyn Fenn, Howard Hessman and Bruce Davison. 90 minutes.
BREATHLESS (R) Some bloody violence. A Texas housewife turns murderess after discovering that her criminal husband was planning on keeping the take from a big robbery all to himself. 91 minutes.
GIRL WALKS INTO A BAR (R) Brief nudity, sexual situations. This comedy follows a group of apparent strangers in interlocking stories taking place in 10 different bars during the course of one evening throughout Los Angeles. 80 minutes.
HICK (R) Drug content, violence, profanity, children in peril, adult situations, alcohol consumption. A Nebraska teen gets more than she bargained for when she sets out for the bright lights of Las Vegas. 95 minutes.
JUAN OF THE DEAD (Not rated) Two friends from Cuba hatch a plan to launch a zombie extermination service after their picturesque island is overrun by the living dead in this satirical horror film. 96 minutes.
KILL LIST (Not rated) Simmering marital tensions and unexpected complications weigh heavily on the conscience of a seasoned contract killer in this dark thriller. 95 minutes.
LEAVE IT ON THE FLOOR (Not rated) A young man left to make his own way in the world finds a place where he belongs in this independent musical drama. 101 minutes.
THE RAID: REDEMPTION (R) Strong brutal bloody violence throughout, and language. Indonesian action film about a SWAT team trapped in a high rise ruled by a mobster and his gang of murderous thugs. 101 minutes.
SOPHIE AND SHEBA (Not rated) A teenage girl abandons her dreams of becoming a world-renowned ballet dancer in favor of rescuing her best friend -- a 5-ton elephant named Sheba -- from the circus. 103 minutes.
THE SWORD IDENTITY (PG-13) Violence. A swordsman must prove his abilities to a dizzying variety of opponents in this comedic take on martial arts action cinema. 110 minutes.
TONIGHT YOU'RE MINE (R) Sexual situations, profanity. Two feuding rock stars get handcuffed together for 24 hours at a music festival where they are both due to perform. 80 minutes.