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A triptych that’s worth the trip

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Indie filmmaker Derek Cianfrance leaps straight from the intimate to the intimately epic with “The Place Beyond the Pines” (2013), about a motorcycle stunt rider turned bank robber (Ryan Gosling), a rookie cop (Bradley Cooper), and their confrontation’s far-reaching implications. In his breakout feature, “Blue Valentine,” Cianfrance skillfully contrasted the infatuation and estrangement of Gosling and Michelle Williams. Here, he reaffirms his knack for keenly observed drama, this time with far greater sweep. Extras: Wide-ranging, drily witty commentary from Cianfrance makes up for a canned featurette. Sample talking point: Method-y Gosling’s regrets about the (faux) face tattoo he got to get into character. (Universal, $29.98; Blu-ray, $34.98)

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