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New video: ‘Venom’ is more violent and moody than most Marvel fare

New video: ‘Venom’ is more violent and moody than most Marvel fare

New on Blu-ray

“Venom” (Sony DVD, $30.99; Blu-ray, $38.99; 4K, $45.99; also available on VOD)

Given the complicated production history, the October release date and the public’s increasingly fluctuating interest in superhero stories, “Venom” wasn’t exactly a popular pick to become one of the five highest-grossing American films of 2018. But director Ruben Fleischer and star Tom Hardy proved skeptics wrong, making a dark fantasy-adventure that connected broadly. Based on a concept from the Spider-Man comic books, “Venom” has Hardy playing a crusading journalist with loose ethics who encounters an alien “symbiote” that bonds with his body, turning him into a...

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