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The BRAVE New Releases for November 13

This week brings  the latest Pixar movie, along with several impressive indie films, lots of UK and French imports, another big video game release, and much more to the Scarecrow shelves. Here’s the list:

BLU = Also available to rent on Blu-ray disc

3D BLU = Available for rent on lovely 3D Blu-ray, though you must have a 3D TV to experience the full glory.

@ = Available for sale in the store (but we can special order anything, see us for details.)

Our online store is nearing the end of its revamp--please email us at scarecrow@scarecrow.com or give us a call at (206) 524-8554 if you need to buy something without setting foot in the store.

 

BRAVE—Our colleague Kirsten says in her review on the City Arts website: “With headstrong maneuvering, the charmingly rough-and-tumble princess, Merida, unwittingly creates a rift that sabotages her family and opens her entire kingdom to beastly forces of conflict…Brave breathes life into an archetype that is often stagnantly portrayed: our moral-voiced mother.”  It's a great addition to the Pixar collection.   BLU  3D BLU  @

 

SAVAGES—Oliver Stone’s modern crime story finds two drug-dealing friends (Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Taylor-Johnson) heading on a rescue mission to save their mutual girlfriend (Blake Lively) from a Mexican cartel. Kevin Clarke says in City Arts that “the movie is stolen by three funny, scenery-chewing performances from Benicio Del Toro, John Travolta, and Salma Hayek.”   BLU  @

 

THE WATCH—When a gruesome murder happens at his store, Costco manager and active community member Ben Stiller takes charge with a team of crazy civilian protectors. Spoiler alert: ALIENS!   BLU  @

 

THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES—Lauren Greenfield’s humorous documentary focuses a billionaire family and their strange awakening during the recent financial collapse. Matt says in his City Arts review that it’s “an effective portrait of our shared culpability for the massive socio-economic calamities of the last few years.”   BLU  @

 

WEEKEND—The Criterion Collection presents Jean-Luc Godard’s 1967 surreal satire following a couple traveling across the French countryside in the hopes of collecting an inheritance from a dying relative. Watch it and you’ll always have something interesting to ponder while stuck in traffic.  BLU  @


NEW VIDEO GAMES

Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3, Xbox 360)

 

ANIME NEW RELEASES

Children Who Chase Lost Voices   BLU  @

 

FAMILY NEW RELEASES

Pixar Short Films Collection: Volume 2  BLU  @

Tales of the Night (2011)(PAL Code 2)—New from Kirikou director Michel Ocelot

 

NEW BLU-RAY

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure    @

Empire of the Sun   @

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)   @


NEW TV ON DVD

Doctor Who: Series 7, Part 1   BLU  @

Doctor Who, Story 057: Claws of Axos: Special Edtion

Lost Girl: Season 2

 

NEW IMPORTS & FOREIGN FILMS

Asylum (2008)—France

Burning Hot Summer (2011)—France

Comes a Bright Day (2012)—UK

Elfie Hopkins (2012)(PAL Code 2)—UK

Four More Years (2010)—Sweden

Great British Story: Michael Wood (2012)(PAL Code 2)—UK

History of Ancient Britain: Celtic Britain (2012)(PAL Code 2)—UK

Klovn: Seasons 1-6 (PAL Code 2)—Denmark    Each season rents separately

Livid (2011)(PAL Code 2)—France

Maison Close: Season 1 (2010)(PAL Code 2)—France

Night at the Club (2009)(PAL Code 2)—France

Painted Skin: The Resurrection (2012)—Hong Kong

Royal Affair (2012)(PAL Code 2)—Denmark  

7 Days in Havana (2011)(PAL Code 2)—Spain

The Trilogy of Life: The Criterion Collection—Three from Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini: Arabian Nights (1974), Canterbury Tales (1972), and Decameron (1971).  BLU  @

The Uninvited (1944)(PAL Code 2)—USA

You’re The One (2000)(PAL Code 2)—Spain

 

NEW WARNER ARCHIVES

Girl From Jones Beach (1949)

Perry Mason Movies Collection (1934)

Seven Keys to Baldpate: Three Films (1929, 1935, 1947)

That Hagen Girl (1947)

Vitaphone Comedy Collection: Volume 1 (1932)

Vitaphone Varieties: Volume 2 (1927)

Voice of the Turtle (1947)

 

NEW DOCUMENTARIES & PERFORMANCE

Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story

Mel Brooks: The Incredible Mel Brooks—Five discs of TV appearances, short films, documentaries & more   @

Company (2011)—A new production of Stephen Sondheim's musical, with an all-star cast that includes Neil Patrick Harris, Christina Hendricks, and Stephen Colbert

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity For Women Worldwide   @

The Island President—The President of The Maldives fights global warming to keep his island nation above water   @

NOVA: Secrets of the Viking Sword

The Raw and the Cooked: A Culinary Journey Through Taiwan--New documentary from director Monika Truet

They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain

 

MORE NEW MOVIES

American Nightmare (1982)

Autumn Leaves (1956)

Dark Horse (2012)—New dark comedy from Todd Solondz   BLU  @

Definitive Document of the Dead—Another Dead movie from director George Romero

Dust Up

Harriet Craig (1950)

Natural Selection—Rachael Harris gives an amazing performance as a Christian housewife who goes looking for her dying husband’s son.

Philly Kid

Porkchop

Porkchop II: Rise of the Rind

Queen Bee (1955)

Schoolgirl Report: Volume 9

Screwed (2010)

The Story of Esther Costello (1957)

Twilight’s Last Gleaming (1977)   BLU  @

2 Days in New York—Julie Delpy’s follow-up to 2 Days in Paris   BLU

Vamps—New from director Amy Heckerling, starring Krysten Ritter and Alicia Silverstone as sassy "young" vampires

We Can’t Go Home Again (1973)—Nicholas Ray’s experimental masterpiece   BLU  @

X-Men: Astonishing X-Men-Unstoppable

We'll return next week with the surprsingly entertainting Expendables 2, Ken Burns' The Dust Bowl, the big QuentinTarantino Blu-ray set, and much more. Happy viewing to all.

 

 

 

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