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WITH A SONG IN THEIR HEARTS Glen Hansard, left, and Markta Irglov are united by music in Once.

WITH A SONG IN THEIR HEARTS Glen Hansard, left, and Markta Irglov are united by music in Once. Photograph: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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* The Bourne Ultimatum Universal Home Entertainment; $29.99, HD DVD $39.99. So much more than a mere spy sequel; this is the giddiest action movie since John Woo swapped dimples in Face/Off. Part of its success has to do with director Paul Greengrass’s subtle feel for a jittery frame—more like a jazz drummer’s brushstrokes than fashionable twitchiness. Here is Matt Damon’s all-American killing machine, come home (to New York, no less) to find out why his humanity was robbed from him. Of course, many cars will be crashed along the way.—Joshua Rothkopf

* Once Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, $29.99. A true-blue, heart-swelling doozy. Writer-director John Carney, bassist alumnus of the Irish rock group the Frames, has enlisted the help of former bandmate Glen Hansard for this musical tale of a Dublin street busker and his unlikely relationship with a Czech immigrant pianist. The filmmaking is unadorned, but the emotional virtuosity is rhapsodic.—Stephen Garrett

Halloween The Weinstein Company/Genius Products, $29.95. Rob Zombie has threatened greatness before, particularly in The Devil’s Rejects; the prospect of him colliding with John Carpenter’s Halloween created enough friction to make the dare seem sexy. Alas, the fawning adjective Zombian will have to wait. What Carpenter could achieve in a single Steadicam shot, Zombie extends into an absurdly overwrought first act, filled with more Daddy-doesn’t-love-me psychology than is remotely necessary.—JR

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