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'Silver Linings Playbook' out on DVD

Pat (Bradley Cooper) befriends a young widow (Jennifer Lawrence) in “Silver Linings Playbook,” now on DVD.

Pat (Bradley Cooper) befriends a young widow (Jennifer Lawrence) in "Silver Linings Playbook," now on DVD.

 
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By Jeff Tuckman

"Silver Linings Playbook"

One of the best films of the year, the inspirational "Silver Linings Playbook" was nominated for seven Academy Awards.

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Bradley Cooper stars as Pat, a substitute teacher with bipolar disorder whose life has gone astray. After a long stay in a psychiatric facility, where he was sent after beating up his estranged wife's lover, Pat moves back home with his eccentric parents (Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver).

Then Pat meets Tiffany (Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence), a young widow with issues of her own. These two lost souls are drawn together as they practice for a dance competition, although Pat continues to cling to the hope of reconciling with his wife. Their verbal exchanges are terrific.

The writing, directing and ensemble cast help make this film one you will remember for a long time.

"History of the Eagles"

The Eagles, one of the most successful bands of all time, formed in 1971. The group has sold more than 150 million records, and fans will enjoy this three-disc DVD set tracing the band's history.

The first disc shows the creation of the group and follows members from their rise to fame in the 1970s to their breakup in 1980. The next disc captures the band's reunion in 1994, the Hell Freezes Over tour and what they are doing today. The third disc showcases the Eagles in concert.

All of the Eagles hits are included in this ultimate DVD set, which features never-before-seen footage and includes a photo booklet.

"Not Fade Away"

Writer/director David Chase, who created "The Sopranos," makes his feature film debut with this tale of growing up in New Jersey during the early 1960s.

Douglas (John Magaro) is a drummer in a band that loves the Rolling Stones. He wants to impress Grace (Bella Heathcote) with his music, and his popular band is fronted by his friend Eugene (Jack Huston). When Eugene has a problem, Douglas takes over as lead singer. The band progresses, and the story takes viewers back in time. Music of the '60s holds this film together.

"Star Trek Series"

Fans of various "Star Trek" films and series can now get some of their favorites on Blu-ray.

The new releases are: "Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season Three," "Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Best of Both Worlds," "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier," "Star Trek: The Motion Picture," "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock," "Star Trek VII: Generations," "Star Trek IX: Insurrection" and "Star Trek X: Nemesis."

Available next week

• "Jack Reacher"

• "30 Rock: Season Seven"

• "Barrymore"

• "Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy"

• "Citizen Hearst"

• "Mama"

• "Mel Brooks Collection"

• "Twilight Zone: Complete First Season"

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