"Baaria" (Image Entertainment, not rated, DVD $27.97; Blu-ray Disc $29.97). Best Picture-winner at the 2009 Venice International Film Festival, Giuseppe Tornatore's most recent exercise in 20th-century nostalgia is a cinema epic in search of a story. Like his "Cinema Paradiso," it is very handsome, but this time it also comes weighted with cliches of Italian peasant life and unexplained folk beliefs. A young Sicilian (handsome Francesco Scianna) grows up, marries and puts his faith in communism, even traveling to Moscow to get training by Soviet strategists. His dreams of agrarian reform are disappointed as first the fascists and then the Soviet block falls, and time itself becomes the only force in transforming his village, which he finally realizes was perfect the way it was. High-definition is the best way to appreciate this Italian-language release, which boasts another great Ennio Morricone score. The Blu-ray comes with director commentary and interviews, plus deleted footage and other behind-the-scenes features.