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New on DVD: 'Babadook,' 'JAG' top new DVD releases

This is a thin week for new DVD releases. But, thin is OK when what is available April 14 is so good. Among the releases are those that will make you turn on a night light and test your legal knowledge. "The Babadook," Grade A-: Director Jennifer Kent has managed to avoid the common mistakes too many filmmakers make when they rely on gore to disgust and loud sounds to startle viewers. She's created a movie that is terrifying without such gimmicks. Kent has created a living nightmare that creeps into the lives of a single mother, Amelia (Essie Davis ), and her young son, Samuel (Noah Wiseman ). The Babadook is a killer entity introduced into their lives through a child's...

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