Fast Five (Universal, Blu-ray or standard DVD, PG-13/NR, 131/132 min.). Director Justin Lin and the screenwriters do a whole lot of reinvention in the fifth film of the “Fast and Furious” franchise, although there is one cheesy nod to the originals. The action moves to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil — looking very good  in the long shots — and the team of car thieves have actually turned do-gooders. Well, there is a revenge factor and the little matter of $100 million.

The film is built around two tremendous action sequences. Opening the film is the theft of three cars from a moving train. The film closes with an extended car chase after the money is stolen. I will not say more about the latter, except that it is marvelous mayhem through busy city streets. Everyone is back for this edition including Vin Diesel as leader Dom Toretto (the prologue shows his second jailbreak); Paul Walker as ex-federal agent Brian O’Conner; and Jordana Brewster as Mia Toretto, Brian’s girl and Dom’s sister. Also brought in on the caper are Matt Schulze as Vince, Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pearse, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges as Tej Parker and Sung Kang as Han Lue. The big baddie is Joaquim de Almeida as Herman Reyes, who “buys” the people with water and other improvements to their standard of living. Reyes seriously has the police in his pocket as, after he learns Dom and gang plans to steal his money, he hides it all in a vault at police headquarters. By the way, Dom and Brian agree this will be a last score before early retirement. However, the U.S. government sends a team led by Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) to bring back Dom and Brian to serve extended time in jail.

There are several jaw-dropping moments, and of course, you root for the bad boys. Extras on the outstanding Blu-ray edition include looks at reuniting the team, the train heist, the cars, the Dom versus Hobbs showdown and the closing chase. You also get to follow Lin on set. The Blu-ray also comes with a standard DVD and digital copy. All editions include two brief deleted scenes; a gag reel that comes with a parental warning; feature commentary by Lin; and looks at the Dom, Brian and Hobbs characters. Grade: film and extras 3.25 stars

Scream 4 (Anchor Bay, Blu-ray or standard DVD, R, 111 min.). Interestingly, director Wes Craven brings back most of the original cast, and writer Kevin Williamson, for this unexpected sequel, coming as it did 11 years after the third film. Much of the film, including the multiple false opening that is not scary at all because you don’t care about the characters, is too per functional or trying to be too self-referentially clever, but the last 20 minutes are a cool enough payoff to make it worth sitting through.

Ten years have passed and survivor Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) has returned to hometown Woodsboro to promote her book, “Out of Darkness.” The original Ghostface killings have been trivialized by the “Stab” series of films, the latest of which is number seven. However, as soon as Sidney arrives, a new series of killings take place that copy the first series. Dewey Riley (David Arquette) is now sheriff and married to Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox), the former news anchor who made her career on the original killings. The young teenage set includes Emma Roberts as Sidney’s cousin Jill Roberts, Hayden Panettiere as her friend Kirby and Rory Culkin and Adam Brody as Charlie and Robbie, who run a diary-like website of high school life.

Blu-ray extras include a digital copy; audio commentary by Craven, Roberts, Panettiere and Campbell; nine deleted and one extended scene (26:02 total, including an alternate opening and an extended ending); a making-of feature; and a gag reel (9:18) that has a lot of the cast getting scared by an unexpected Ghostface on the other side of an opening door. Grade: film 2.75; extras 3 stars

Rating guide: 5 stars = classic; 4 stars = excellent; 3 stars = good; 2 stars = fair; dog = skip it

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