Disc Spotlight: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (NR)



The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (NR)

Movie: 3 1/2 out of 4 stars

Disc: 3 out of 4 stars

Still playing in many art-house theaters and already slated for an English language remake, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” is based on the first installment in late author Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy. It’s “Murder, She Wrote” or an old Agatha Christie tome with a Punk Rock/Riot Grrrl heroine partnered with a disgraced journalist who are hired by a dying patriarch to solve the mysterious 40-year-old death of his niece. The somewhat tedious mid-section is more than made up for with a slam-dunk, jaw-dropping ending that will surely prod audiences into repeated viewings.

Technical specs: aspect ratio: Widescreen (2.35:1), audio: Swedish (Dolby Digital 5.1), subtitles: English.

Special features include:

• Director and actor interviews

• Family tree featurette

(Music Box Films, $29.98)