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ParaNorman; Heaven’s Gate; Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection

ParaNorman

(Focus Features, $30)

This great-looking animated film about a boy who speaks to the dead is “as creepy as it is fun,” said the Phoenix Arizona Republic. Kids will like that it respects them, and film buffs will appreciate that “it’s a beautiful homage” to every zombie movie that’s come before.

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Heaven’s Gate

(Criterion, $40)

Now might be the perfect moment to re-evaluate director Michael Cimino’s notorious epic about class conflict in 1890s Wyoming, said The New York Times. Best known for bankrupting a movie studio, Cimino’s revisionist Western from 1980 now looks like “a misunderstood giant.”

Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection

(Lionsgate, $120)

This “impossibly amazing” set gathers almost everything Quentin Tarantino has worked on, said OKMagazine.com. The eight films include True Romance (which he wrote), Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, and Inglourious Basterds. Featurettes and deleted scenes round out the collection.

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