Take newlyweds home

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart as Edward and Bella, mar- ried and reproducing, in "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1."
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart as Edward and Bella, mar- ried and reproducing, in "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1."
Posted: February 10, 2012

The endearing romance between troubled teen Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and perpetually young blood-drinker Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) takes a decidedly grown-up turn in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, which Summit Entertainment is to release at 12:01 a.m. Saturday.

The fourth installment in the mega-popular teen vampire romance has Bella and Edward procreate.

Their baby, it seems, poses a danger to the Wolf Pack, introducing more hair-raising, tingly conflict. Will the blessed couple be good parents? Will Bella breast-feed? Guess we'll have to wait for Part 2 to find out. (http://summit-ent.com/; $30.99 DVD; $33.99 Blu-ray; rated PG-13)

Other DVDs of note

Gary Oldman double bill. British actor-director Gary Oldman was most recently featured in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy as an aging, retired spy catcher. Take a time machine back to his glorious youth with 1986's Sid & Nancy (Collector's Edition) Blu-ray from MGM, which features Oldman as Sex Pistols philosopher Sid Vicious. (http://www.mgm.com/; $24.99; rated R)

Long available only on VHS, Track 29 finally has been released on DVD (but not on Blu-ray) by Image Entertainment. A Freudian freak-out fantasy about incest and mother-love, Nicolas Roeg's 1988 psychotic soap opera features Theresa Russell as an unhappy hausfrau who falls for a young man (Oldman) who claims to be her long-lost son. (http://www.image-entertainment.com/; $14.98; rated R)

Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey Season 2. Not since Upstairs Downstairs drove the colonies mad with its fine scripts has there been such fever in America over a British costume drama. PBS this week released the show's second run in a three-disc set. (www.shoppbs.org/; $44.99 DVD; $49.99 Blu-ray; not rated)

Belle de Jour (Criterion Collection). Catherine Deneuve, the ultimate French ice queen, gave the world a few shocks as a bored bourgeois housewife who fills her empty afternoons working in a brothel. Luis Bunuel's 1967 classic, out from the Criterion Collection, is rife with subversive politics and delicious sexual fantasies. (www.criterion.com/; $29.95 DVD; $39.95 Blu-ray; not rated)

5 Star Day. First-time director Danny Buday crafts a finely honed, emotionally engaging drama about chance, fate, faith, hope, and love in this title from Breaking Glass Pictures that stars Cam Gigandet as a man full of hope - and a five-star birthday horoscope reading - whose life falls apart for no reason. The unlucky dude tracks down people with the same birthday to figure out if they've been cursed also. Jena Malone (The West Wing), Brooklyn Sudano, and Max Hartman costar. (http://breakingglasspictures.com/; $19.99 DVD; $24.99 Blu-ray; not rated)

The Debt (remake). Shakespeare in Love's John Madden directs this remake of the Israeli movie from Miramax Films about two retired Mossad agents (Helen Mirren and Tom Wilkinson) whose teammate may have betrayed them on a mission in 1965. Jessica Chastain, Marton Csokas, and Sam Worthington star as the spies' younger versions. (www.miramax.com/; $29.98 DVD; $34.98 Blu-ray; rated R.)

The Debt (original). The Israeli original, which stars Gila Almagor, Yehezkel Lazarov, and Alexander Peleg, and Edgar Selge is due out Tuesday from MPI Home Video. (http://www.mpihomevideo.com/; $24.98; not rated)

Fernando Di Leo crime collection. Get ready to get down and dirty with these ultra-gritty 1970s gangster films from Italian crime film maestro Fernando Di Leo, now available in a four-disc boxed set from Raro Video. The set, which includes a program guidebook, features the complete Milieu Trilogy - Caliber 9, The Italian Connection, and The Boss - and a fourth title, Rulers of the City, a lighter, comedic version of a crime drama starring Jack Palance. (http://rarovideousa.com/; $39.98 DVD; $49.98 Blu-ray; not rated)


Contact staff writer Tirdad Derakhshani at 215-854-2736 or tirdad@phillynews.com.

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