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U2: 360° at the Rose Bowl (Blu-Ray) (NR)

Universal Music Company

Until three-dimensional technology catches up with U2 and the band releases its IMAX concert-flick U23D for home consumption, we'll have to make do with the Irish super-group's latest memento from its recent 360° tour. Bono and the lads are in top form, performing over 20 tunes at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. And while we're used to seeing top-notch quality from U2's concert films, the new treat here is the presentation: It's the band's first on Blu-Ray, and it's really the only way to watch a show this immersive. The disc may be incentive enough for you to finally invest in that 52" TV with mega-audio-setup. How else can you truly capture a Bono-sized ego? The bonus features are also an embarrassment of riches, including numerous documentaries, bonus concert footage and all the videos from U2's latest album. Louis Fowler

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Collapse (NR)

MPI Home Video

There's a train-wreck quality to Chris Smith's (The Yes Men) feature-length interview with investigative reporter Michael Ruppert, who is chillingly plausible in his portrait of industrialized civilization on the brink of collapse, beginning with September 2008's economic crash. It all comes down to the Western way of life's lack of sustainability; attempts to shore up that lifestyle are behind the U.S. occupation of Iraq, the Wall Street bailouts and now Washington's kowtowing to BP. But when Ruppert talks about how he is convinced Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld took a personal interest in shutting him down ... when he fidgets and chain-smokes on camera ... well, he could be both correct and also slightly mad. The DVD includes deleted scenes and an update from Ruppert on events after the March '09 interview. MaryAnn Johanson

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Bare Knuckles (PG-13)

Image Entertainment

I'm an absolute sucker for underdog boxing movies, and Bare Knuckles tries to be inspirational and action-packed, but fails due to truly abysmal directorial choices. Samantha (Jeanette Roxborough), a single mom, works as a cocktail waitress and just happens to be a savant at kicking ass. When a downtrodden promoter witnesses one such ass-kicking, he talks the woman into teaming with him to enter the surprisingly well-lit, well-financed world of underground, all-female, bare-knuckles fighting. Apparently based on a true story and featuring a convincing turn by '80s action star Martin Kove as the would-be manager, it sucks that director Eric Etebari makes so many appalling, confounding choices that he adds a nearly unwatchable amateurish sheen to the whole thing. It's too bad — this could have been an entertaining TKO. Louis Fowler

The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It (NR)

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

There are so many filmmakers out there with something to say, but sadly they'll never get that chance. And why should they, when there are so many parody movies that need to be made in an assembly line manner? Epic Movie, Disaster Movie, Meet the Spartans, and now this Judd Apatow parody with a title I'm not going to waste time and space repeating. These movies are the lowest form of entertainment possible, and this one is still an all-time low. It takes various superficial story lines from Apatow's films, but does away with all possible comedy aspects and instead adds diarrhea, vomit and semen anti-jokes, all mingled uncomfortably with an underlying anti-Mexican racist sentiment that kind of makes you wonder what the filmmaker's motives really were. Louis Fowler

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