New on DVD
Harry Brown; Thriller: The Complete Series; The Red Riding Trilogy
Harry Brown(Sony, $28)Michael Caine delivers one of his finest performances in this 2009 thriller, said the San Francisco Chronicle. Playing a “modern-day Charles Bronson,” the actor turns a “by-the-book vigilante” movie into a “subtle, methodically paced portrait of an old man with nothing left to lose.”
Thriller: The Complete Series(Image, $150)Thriller was “one of the most satisfyingly spooky” TV programs ever, said The Philadelphia Inquirer. The series, which aired from 1960 to 1962, starred Boris Karloff as its “ghoulish” host and showcased macabre stories from such genre masters as Psycho novelist Robert Bloch.
The Red Riding Trilogy(IFC, $30)Immerse yourself in British-style “moral rot” with this film trilogy, said the A.V. Club. Originally aired on British TV, it’s based on three novels about murder and conspiracy in northern England during the 1970s and 1980s. “As gripping as a thriller,” it’s a devastating portrait of the era.