June 6, 2014 at 1:00 am

New on DVD and Blu-Ray

'Lone Survivor' says it all; 'Robo' comes blasting back

Joel Kinnaman stars as a half man, half robot in 'RoboCop.' (Columbia Pictures)

New and notable on DVD this week:

“Lone Survivor” (Rated R for strong, bloody, war violence and pervasive language; Universal, $29.98) In this true story from the Afghanistan War directed by Peter Berg, four Navy SEALS are dropped into a remote region charged with killing a Taliban leader, but following an act of kindness, they find themselves overrun by enemy troops. The title tells the tale, but Berg focuses on the sense of brotherhood between the soldiers even as he paints a grim picture of the realities of war. The film can be a bit overdone, but in the end Berg honors the bond between men, not the bloodletting. GRADE: B+

“RoboCop” (Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action including frenetic gun violence throughout, brief strong language, sensuality and some drug material; MGM, $29.98) He’s back. Joel Kinnaman does a perfectly fine job of reviving the part-man, part-robot super police officer who’s out to clean up Detroit (good luck). Set up to suffer grievous injuries, a normal cop becomes a fighting machine, letting a tech company run by Michael Keaton infiltrate American police forces. But as always, the corporate guys have nothing but malfeasance in mind and our Robo fights back. These days the concept here doesn’t seem all that far-fetched. GRADE: B

“The Killing: Season 3” (Not rated; Twentieth Century Fox, $29.96) Speaking of Joel Kinnaman, here he is again, starring alongside Mireille Enos in the third and best season of this dark procedural (the fourth season is being done by Netflix). Enos’ troubled character has quit being a detective, but she gets dragged back in when another young girl goes missing in Seattle and Kinnaman’s cop needs some help. The portrait of street life is chilling, the story elaborate and the acting — Peter Saarsgard also stars — first rate. GRADE: A

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