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New on DVD: ‘Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow’

DVD Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow : This film seems to go where nearly every sci-fi movie has gone before. Time travel, unreasonable aliens, the fate of a fearful world resting uneasily on the shoulders of one American man. Yet director Doug Liman ( The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith) manages to combine a sense of humor and an expert eye for action into a clever twist on old formulas. In a world of predictably lead-footed, empty-headed spectacle, Edge of Tomorrow is surprisingly agile and quick-witted.

Based on the novel All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, Edge of Tomorrow is Groundhog Day with weaponry. Liman has fun with the time-shifting premise. Meanwhile, Tom Cruise — in the beginning at least, when he’s not in implacable Mission: Impossible mode — shows off some welcome vulnerability.

On DVD/UltraViolet combo and and Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD/Ultraviolet combo.

Also new: A Million Ways To Die in the West; Million Dollar Arm; Sharknado 2: The Second One; The Grand Seduction; Obvious Child; To Be Takei; Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon; American Horror Story: Coven

— Cary Darling