'The Host'

Stephenie Meyer struck gold in both books and films with her "Twilight" series, but not so much moviewise with her futuristic story of a young woman (Saoirse Ronan, doing commendable work as two characters in one) who fights for control with an alien parasite placed in her body.

Each of them has a love interest (Jake Able, Max Irons), complicating matters even more. Director-screenwriter Andrew Niccol ("Gattaca") also draws solid performances from Diane Kruger and the too-little-seen William Hurt. DVD extras: "making-of" documentary; deleted scenes. ** (PG-13: AS, V) (Also on Blu-ray and On Demand)

<a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0090SI4LU/ref=nosim/?tag=zap2it07-20"><b>Buy 'The Host' on DVD</b></a>.

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