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A Valentine's Day trifecta: Kenneth Turan's DVD picks of the week

"Pride and Prejudice," "Jules and Jim" and "Lady From Shanghai" are Kenneth Turan's DVD picks of the week.

If you love movies, and you love romance, the DVD world has lots of new releases you can sample, depending on the kind of romantic you are.

If you are a traditionalist, there is the "Keepsake Edition" of the BBC's 5 1/2-hour 1995 version of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice." Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle are well-cast, and the set features an hour of new bonus features.

If you like romance that's more off-center, Criterion has come up with a dual-format edition of Francois Truffaut's New Wave classic "Jules and Jim," starring Jeanne Moreau as a woman potent enough to intoxicate two men at the same time.

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If you like ill-fated romance, there's "Lady From Shanghai" written by and starring Orson Welles and co-starring his then-wife, the glamorous Rita Hayworth. The closing shoot-out in a fun-house hall of mirrors is justly famous.

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