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New on DVD: Bite into culinary romance ‘The Taste of Things’

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A delectable historical drama tops the DVD releases for the week of May 7.

“The Taste of Things”: A gourmand (Benoît Magimel) and his cook (Juliette Binoche) find a fascinating partnership in late-19th century France.

“The film is a celebration of food, the kind that achieves a balance between simplicity and decadence,” writes Tribune News Service critic Katie Walsh in her review. “But food is just a vessel for the love story in ‘The Taste of Things,’ one we don’t see often enough, of a sweet, egalitarian love, built on respect and companionship, savored sweetly in the autumn of life.”


“Altered Perceptions”: Things may not be what they seem in this psychological sci-fi thriller.

“Heavy”: Sophie Turner and Daniel Zovatto star in this crime drama about a young couple who get caught up in the drug trafficking underworld.

“The Crow”: To mark its 40th anniversary, the 1994 gothic drama starring Brandon Lee, who died during filming, has been newly remastered on 4K Ultra HD. Includes a brand-new three-part documentary.

“A Story of Floating Weeds / Floating Weeds: Two Films by Yasujiro Ozu”: The Japanese filmmaker’s 1934 silent film and his 1959 remake (in color) enjoy a Blu-ray upgrade from the Criterion Collection.


“Imaginary”: In this Blumhouse horror flick, a woman discovers that her imaginary childhood friend is in fact very real and very angry about being abandoned.


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