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Originally published Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 6:17 AM

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‘Bad Words,’ ‘The Raid 2,’ ‘Maidentrip,’ ‘Le Week-End’

New DVD releases for Tuesday, July 8, include the documentaries “Watermark” and “Maidentrip,” the action sequel “The Raid 2,” Jason Bateman’s “Bad Words” and Lars von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac: Volume I” and “Volume II.”


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Many of the releases for Tuesday, July 8, contain “Bad Words” and other adult content. Star ratings are by Seattle Times movie reviewers, freelancers or wire services. For full reviews, search the title at seattletimes.com. Release dates are subject to change.

★★★½  “Le Week-End” (R): Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan play a long-married but unhappy British couple who visit Paris for a weekend, hoping to rekindle some of the happiness of their honeymoon there 30 years ago.

★★★½  “Watermark” (PG): The documentary’s images (the cracked-mud desert where the Colorado used to flow, the toxic clutter of a desert town, the water-plundering tanneries of Bangladesh) emphasizes the beauty and strangeness of decay in the 21st century.

★★★  “Maidentrip” (not rated): At 16, Laura Dekker became the youngest person to sail solo around the world, a journey that took her 17 months. “Maidentrip” is a tribute to that achievement and to Dekker, who is, in her own words, “pretty bad-ass.”

★★★  “The Raid 2” (R): The action picks up right where the 2011 sequel left off, with the sole surviving cop (played by martial artist Iko Uwais) reluctantly agreeing to go deep undercover to infiltrate a gang of vicious criminals in Jakarta.

★★  “Bad Words” (R): A rather nasty 40-year-old guy (Jason Bateman) enters a national eighth-grade spelling bee as a way of working through his issues.

★★★  “Nymphomaniac: Volume I” (not rated; for mature audiences): Lars von Trier’s film shows it has more than just sex on its mind as the self-described nymphomaniac of the title (Charlotte Gainsbourg) tells her tale.

★★  “Nymphomaniac: Volume II” (not rated; for mature audiences): It’s “much rougher going than the more deadpan and eccentric ‘Volume I,’ ” says reviewer Michael Upchurch.

Compiled by Lori Taki Uno: luno@seattletimes.com



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