DVD Releases for June 1, 2010

Alice in Wonderland (PG)

Disney keeps the psychedelic vibes going with the DVD edition of its box-office champ less than three months after the film was released. In this throughly modern take on the classic tale, director Tim Burton adds his own quirky flourishes, a few of his favorite muses and 3-D technology to the story of a girl with a grand imagination and a solid sense of sass. (Johnny Depp [Mad Hatter], Mia Wasikowska [Alice])

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Small Town Saturday Night (R)

Even sexy space captains need a break from fighting bad guys and forging diplomacy for the galaxy. Or so it would seem in this under-promoted indie that stars Star Trek hottie Chris Pine as a soulful country singer who must choose between his passion for music and the love of his life. (Fingers crossed he’s good with songs.) (Chris Pine [Rhett Ryan], John Hawkes [Donny])


The Wolfman (R)

Benicio Del Toro takes his rugged looks to 19th century England, where he plays a grouchy actor who’s besieged by a terrible curse, and a becomes victim of his father’s dark, tragic secrets. The good news? Even killer-monsters can find love — in this case, in the arms of his brother’s widow. The bad? A rising body count makes make-out sessions tough. (Benicio Del Toro [Lawrence Talbot], Emily Blunt [Gwen Conliffe], Anthony Hopkins [Sir John Talbot])

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