Top 5 Blu-ray Picks of the Week: ‘Taxi Driver,’ ‘Tron’

Every week, we sift through all the new Blu-ray releases and single out the « must-see » titles. Look for the column every Monday. This week: Cybill Shepherd makes a man crazy, plus state-of-the-art computer animation (circa 1982).

Our Top 5 Picks for This Week: What to Buy or Rent

1. ‘Taxi Driver.’ Our pick of the year, so far, with early reviews indicating a top-notch transfer for one of the most powerful films of all time. DVD upgrade. Buy.

2. ‘Tron.’ OK, all you punk kids, now you can finally see what made all of us older geeks fall crazy in love with lightcycles. And hacking. And Cindy Morgan. DVD upgrade. Buy.

3. ‘A.I. Artificial Intelligence.’ A science-fiction hybrid — Kubrick-originated, Spielberg-directed — that divided audiences and critics; demands a second look. DVD upgrade. Buy.

4. ‘The Cove.’ An essential documentary that exposes how Japanese fishermen slaughter dolphins. Watch it before expressing your opinion. DVD upgrade. Rent.

5. ‘And Justice for All.’ An unhinged Al Pacino — « You’re out of order! » — stars in an underrated legal satire written by Barry Levinson and Valerie Curtin, directed by Norman Jewison. DVD upgrade. Rent.

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