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90 Minutes in Heaven comes to Blu-ray, DVD this week
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The DVD of the Mexican animated feature Huevos: Little Roosters Egg-cellent Adventure" (aka Un Gallo Con Muchos Huevos) offers both Spanish- and English-language versions. - photo by Chris Hicks
A popular faith film, a Mexican cartoon and several worthwhile documentaries are on Blu-ray and DVD this week.

90 Minutes in Heaven (Universal, 2015, PG-13, featurettes). This well-intentioned but flawed faith film is based on Baptist minister Don Pipers best-selling memoir about his having gone to heaven following a horrific traffic accident that left him pronounced dead at the scene.

Piper was revived an hour and a half later and eventually told those around him that he had gone to heaven and found himself surrounded by deceased relatives. Hayden Christensen handles the lead role well, but Kate Bosworth is rather chilly as his wife.

Theres a nice message here about learning to accept help from others even when you are used to being self-reliant, and the first hour, which focuses largely on Pipers rehab, is engaging. But the film is sluggish and aloof, which is counterproductive in a faith film.

Huevos: Little Roosters Egg-cellent Adventure (aka Un Gallo Con Muchos Huevos) (Lionsgate, PG-13, in Spanish with English subtitles or English dubbed, featurette). This animated theatrical kids film is about a timid young rooster that is forced to stand up to an evil rancher, recruiting his egg friends for help. This is the third movie in a Mexican cartoon franchise (the first two went straight to video in the United States). English-dubbed voices include Utahs own Jon Heder.

I Hope You Dance: The Power and Spirit of Song (Virgil, 2015, not rated). This unusual, uplifting documentary is about the Lee Ann Womack hit song I Hope You Dance and its effect on fans over the past 15 years. Interviewees include a father who donated his late daughters organs to save four lives; operators of a homeless shelter that teaches ballroom dancing; and such celebrities as Brian Wilson, Maya Angelou, Vince Gill, Graham Nash, Joel Osteen, and, of course, Womack.

The Hunting Ground (Anchor Bay, 2015, PG-13, deleted scenes, featurette). Oscar-nominated documentarian Kirby Dick directed this sort-of companion piece to his film The Invisible War, about sexual assault in the military. Here, the subject is sexual assault on college campuses. Although several victims are interviewed, the focus is on two former University of South Carolina students that were raped while enrolled and their subsequent campaign against the schools lax attitude.

Amy (Lionsgate, 2015; R for language and drugs; deleted scenes, audio commentary, featurette, trailers). This vivid documentary is about singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse, who died at age 27 of alcohol poisoning. Its informed by home movies, archive footage, performances and, of course, interviews with relatives, friends and co-workers.

Roger Waters: The Wall (Universal, 2015; R for violence, nudity, language; featurettes). Roger Waters of Pink Floyd conceived this state-of-the-art multimedia concert film, recorded during the 2010-13 live touring performance that was based on the seminal 1979 concept album (which was also a 1982 film). The target audience is fans that just cant get enough of the album, and there are plenty out there.

Goodnight Mommy (Anchor Bay, 2015; R for violence and nudity; in German with English subtitles, featurette). Nine-year-old twin brothers are convinced that the woman who returned home from the hospital, her face swathed in bandages, is not their mother. This chilling Austrian horror yarn charts the twins actions to force the woman to tell them where their mother is, which leads to a twist ending.

Some Kind of Beautiful (Lionsgate, 2015; R for language, sex, nudity, drugs; featurette). This convoluted romantic comedy is about a Cambridge professor (Pierce Brosnan) who marries his pregnant, much-younger American girlfriend (Jessica Alba), settles in Los Angeles and embraces fatherhood. But when she leaves him, he develops feelings for her sister (Salma Hayak). Malcolm McDowell co-stars.

Cooties (Lionsgate, 2015; R for violence, language, drugs; deleted/extended/alternate scenes, audio commentary, featurette, bloopers). This dark horror comedy has Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson and Alison Pill trying to escape schoolchildren that have been turned into zombies by a foodborne virus.

Mississippi Grind (Lionsgate, 2015; R for language; featurettes). Ryan Reynolds is a young gambler with money, and Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn is an older, addicted gambler in this echo of such 1970s melodramas as California Split and The Gambler. They travel the Mississippi River, playing on gambling boats as they head to a high-stakes game in New Orleans. Alfre Woodard has a supporting role.

Zoolander (Paramount, 2001, PG-13, deleted/extended scenes, audio commentary, featurettes, storyboards, music video, photo galleries; collectible box, headband). This gift-set Blu-ray upgrade of Ben Stillers very silly spoof of the fashion world is for fans that cant wait for the February opening of the sequel. Co-writer/director Stiller stars as dimwitted male model Derek Zoolander, and Owen Wilson is his rival-turned-pal as they go up against the evil Mugatu (Will Ferrell). Lots of celebrity cameos.

Wake Up and Kill (aka Wake Up and Die, Too Soon to Die) (Arrow, 1966, not rated but R-level elements, in Italian with English subtitles or dubbed English, original Italian version and shortened English-language version, trailer). This is the true story of brazen Italian criminal Luciano Lutring, whose broad-daylight robberies aimed at the rich, and his violin case with a submachine gun inside, earned him mythic status in the press. Its a solid example of Italian thrillers pushing 1960s cinematic boundaries and influencing American crime films of the next decade. Score by Ennio Morricone.

Assassination (Well Go, 2015, not rated, in Korean with English subtitles). This Korean thriller set in the 1930s during the Japanese occupation has an agent staging a jailbreak to free three rebels needed to take down the governor of a Japanese garrison. But when they learn an embedded Japanese double agent is among the crew, paranoia takes hold.

The Guardsman (Lionsgate, 2015, R for violence, in Cantonese with English subtitles or English dubbed, trailers). A Chinese emperor travels the country in disguise to gain empathy with his people, but his identity is discovered by Japanese pirates/assassins, and then its loyal warriors to the rescue.

War Pigs (Cinedigm, 2015, R for violence and language). This low-rent Dirty Dozen has military misfits teamed up for training during World War II, then taking on a mission to capture a Nazi super-weapon. The stars say it all: Dolph Lundgren, Luke Goss, Chuck Liddell and Mickey Rourke.

Zero Tolerance (Lionsgate, 2015; R for violence, sex, nudity, language, drugs; trailers). This English-language Thai thriller is about a pair of former paramilitary operatives, Johnny and Peter (Dustin Nguyen, Sahajak Boonthanakit), who are searching Bangkok for the killers of Johnnys daughter, whose life was surprisingly dark.

Blood Rage (aka Nightmare at Shadow Woods) (Arrow, 1987; R for violence, sex, nudity, language; three versions of the film, audio commentary, featurettes, photo gallery; booklet). During the 1980s, every conceivable holiday was attached to a slasher film, from New Years Evil to Silent Night, Deadly Night to April Fools Day, but Thanksgiving seemed to be overlooked. Thats only because this one played in very few markets, but here it is now on Blu-ray and DVD. The story has a man incarcerated for a Thanksgiving killing, but was it really his twin brother? Ten years later, the convicted killer escapes on Thanksgiving, and all bets are off.