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DVD Picks: ‘Brooklyn,’ ‘Carol,’ ‘Big Short’ top March 15 releases

‘Brooklyn’

(PG-13, 151 minutes, Fox): Saoirse Ronan stars in this adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s novel about a young Irish woman immigrating to the United States in the early 1950s. Nominated for Academy Awards for Best Motion Picture, Best Actress and Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay. Contains a scene of sexuality and brief strong language. Extras: Featurettes, director commentary, deleted and extended scenes.

‘The Big Short’

(R, 130 minutes, Paramount): Adam McKay’s quirky portrait of the run-up to the 2008 financial collapse, adapted from Michael Lewis’s book of the same name. Won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. Contains pervasive profanity and some nudity and sexuality. Extras: Featurettes, deleted scenes.

‘Carol’

(R, 118 minutes, The Weinstein Co.): Acclaimed lesbian love story based on a 1952 novel by Patricia Highsmith and directed by Todd Haynes. As the star-crossed, clandestine lovers, Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara received Oscar nominations. Contains a scene of nudity and sexuality, and brief profanity.

‘Sisters’

(R, 118 minutes, Universal): Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are cast against type in this raunchy comedy about irresponsible (Fey) and responsible (Poehler) siblings. Contains crude sexual content, pervasive profanity and drug use. Extras: Deleted scenes, extended scenes, gag reel, featurettes.

‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip’

(PG, 92 minutes, Fox): Fourth installment in the franchise about a man (Jason Lee) who is raising three chipmunks like sons. “Grown-ups may impatiently tap their feet and roll their eyes at the rote storytelling, but it’s not the worst way to spend an afternoon with the kids,” wrote The Washington Post’s Caitlin Moore. Contains mild scatological humor and some rude language. Extras: Featurettes, music videos.

Also March 15

  • “Addiction Incorporated’
  • “Censored Voices”
  • “The Hatching”
  • “The Manchurian Candidate”
  • “Perry Mason Movie Collection: Volume 5”
  • “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine”
  • “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Half-Shell Heroes: Blast to the Past”
  • “What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy”
  • “CHiPs: The Complete Fourth Season”
  • “Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove: The Final Season”
  • “Game of Thrones: The Complete Fifth Season”
  • “The Nanny: The Final Season”
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