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A belated New Release list for the week of July 28th

Our Internet connection got fed up with the boiling heat in the Scarecrow offices and went on strike yesterday, so we were unable to post this week's New Releases. We appeased it with a fan and a box of Otter Pops and are finally back up and running. Here's what's new for you to browse in our thankfully air-conditioned store: Battlestar Galactica: Season 4.5*-If you avoided the Battlestar hype so far, now's the time to experience the whole series in one continuous run. Believe us, it's worth it. This set, available on both DVD and Blu-ray, includes the last episodes plus over ten hours of bonus footage. We've got it here for sale and online. If you're a die hard fan and want need the entire series, that's available here as well. Dollhouse: Season 1*-Joss Whedon's latest show will be back for another season thanks to fan support, and considering all the crazy s*&t that unfolds in the last few episodes, I 'm glad we'll get to see how it all plays out. The series about a mysterious organization that rents out programmable people stars the Buffyverse's Eliza Dushku (Faith from Buffy) as the premiere doll Echo and Amy Acker (Fred from Angel) as the doll's protective doctor, plus Fran Kranz as a Xander-esque programming genius, Olivia Williams (aka Miss Cross from Rushmore) as the no-nonsense boss, and Harry Lennix (the "Flashlight" from EMP's erstwhile ride Funk Blast) as Echo's conscientious handler. Here's a question: If Firefly fans are called Browncoats, what would you call Dollhouse fans? Dolls? Operatives? Echoes? Big Man Japan-An outrageous and darkly comic parody of Godzilla-like films that follows a slacker giant monster fighter who , like the Superfriends' Apache Chief, can grow several stories tall in order to combat evil. Check it out for sale here. Repulsion*-Roman Polanski's surreal psychological thriller is back in print on DVD and on Blu-ray thanks to Criterion. The DVD includes audio commentary with Polanski and star Catherine Deneuve. Torchwood: Children of Earth*-The third season of BBC's sci-fi series begins with all the children on Earth announcing "They are coming" and follows the Torchwood investigative team through five days of an alien invasion. Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead*-One of David Tennant's last adventures as the Doctor takes him to a Tatooine-like planet inhabited by hungry evil bugs. Angel of Death -Local comic book writer Ed Brubaker wrote this crime thriller about an assassin who has a change of heart when she gets a knife through the skull. Death Proof 's Zoe Bell stars as the assassin, and Lucy "Xena" Lawless as her concerned neighbor. Astonishing Work of Tezuka Osamu & Extreme Animation: Films by Phil Mulloy-Collections of work from two great artists: Astro Boy creator Tezuka Osamu, , has been called the "father of anime" but his visually engrossing films go far beyond what you'd expect from the genre. Phil Mulloy's subversive, satirical works include acerbic fairy tales that are definitely not for children. Green Lantern: First Flight*-Hal Jordan (Christopher Meloni) joins the Green Lantern core and battles the two-faced Sinestro (Victor Garber) in the latest DC Universe animated feature. Listen also for Michael Madsen as the Green Lantern trainer Kilowog. Don't worry about it being too cartoony-this one's rated PG-13. If you enjoy this one, check out the also excellent Wonder Woman film (voiced by Keri "Felicity" Russell), currently in our Second Take section. Fast & Furious*-The triumphant return of Vin Diesel and Paul Walker! They team up to fight some sneaky drug dealers and, according to the Universal Studios recap on IMdB, "push the limits of what's possible behind the wheel." Oooh! Alzheimer's Project-A comprehensive look at the disease, with a state-of-the-science report on research advances, plus perspectives on what it means to experience Alzheimer's or care for someone afflicted. Be sure to check out the Memory Walk to raise money for Alzheimer's research; it's in Seattle on September 12th. *means we also have it on Blu-ray MORE NEW ON BLU-RAY Inglorious Bastards (the 1978 one with Bo Svenson & Fred Williamson, a good prerequisite to Tarantino's upcoming film) This Is Spinal Tap 12 Monkeys Dragonball: Evolution MORE NEW TV OND DVD Armchair Thriller: Set 1 Doc Martin: Series 2 Early Edition: Season 2 Knight Rider: Season 1 (2008, with VAL KILMER as KITT!) Middleman: Complete Series Spectacular Spider-Man: Season 1 Touch of Frost: Season 14 NEW FOREIGN & IMPORT FILMS 10th Victim (Italy) Animalada (Argentina) Anti-Clock (PAL Code 2)(experimental films by Jane Arden) Apoorva Sagotharargal (India) Appartions (PAL Code 2) (UK Horror TV show) Ayodhyecha Raja (India) Big Shots (1982)(Israel) Chiko (Germany) Dharmatma (India) Diksha (India) Electric Blanket (Israel) Forever Yours (Korean TV drama, also on sale here) Gopal Krishna (India) Hello Goodbye (France) Horrible (1981)(Italian horror) Just Love Me (Poland) Kunku (India) Mahal (1949)(India) Manoos (India) Mia Et La Migou (France, children's animation) Moscow Belgium (Belgium) New Delhi (1956) (India) Oh! My Zombie Mermaid (Japanese horror) One Week (Canada) Other Side of The Underneath (PAL Code 2) (UK experimental films) Plus Tard Tu Comprendras (One Day You'll Understand) (France) Ramshastri (India) Rosarigasinos (Argentina) Sant Dyaneshwar (India) Sant Tukaram (India) Separation (1967) (PAL Code 2)(more UK experimental films) Seraphine (France) Shejari (India) Skate or Die (France) Tenali Raman (India, children's animation) Thenali (Sri Lanka) Verite Ou Presque (True Enough) (France) Waiting for Dublin (Ireland) NEW DOCUMENTARIES, MUSIC, ART & DANCE All Aboard The Crazy Train (more surfing with master boarder Laird Hamilton) Biggie Smalls: Rap Phenomenon Botswana: In The Footsteps of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Crowley, Aleister: In Search of the Great Beast 666 DJ EFX: Got Videos? Wu-Tang Edition DJ Fletch: The 80's Strike Back Dylan, Bob: A Tribute To Bob Dylan Everest (2007) Football Undercover (it's actually about soccer) Hendrix, Jimi: At Last...The Beginning Iran: Globe Trekker Iran Undercover Iran: Seven Faces of a Civilization Irish Empire: History of The Irish Abroad Let's Make Money Levi-Strauss, Claude: In His Own Words Madoff and the Scamming of America Mafia: Cold Blooded History Meaning of Tea Mitchell, Joni: An Intimate Performance Muffins for Granny (a new addition to our World History section, check it out here) Music of Pakistan and the World Tour Natl. Geographic: Rhino Rescue O'Day, Anita: Life of a Jazz Singer River of Waste: Hazardous Truth About Factory Farms Rolling Stones: The Biggest Bang Salinger, J.D.: Catching Salinger Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America Shadow Effect ("Be uplifted by the power that is hidden beneath the surface of your conscious mind. Take this emotionally gripping, visually compelling journey into your mysterious shadow self - the hiding place for your most disliked thoughts, emotions, and impulses - and discover how by embracing your worst fears, you can step into your greatest self." Shining Mountains Traffic: Live at Santa Monica Union: The Business Behind Getting High Wonder Of It All (space documentary) Wonder, Stevie: A Night of Wonder AND JUST MORE: (the section it will go in once it is out of New Releases is given for reference) Aaagh! It's The Mr. Hell Show (Non-children's animation) Acolytes (Serial killers) American Affair (2009) (Drama) Bad Lieutenant (Abel Ferrara, back in print!) Bart Got A Room (Independent Cmedy) Becoming Charley Chase (Sient Comedy) Black Ninja (Chopsockie) Combat Shock (Vietnam War) El Camino (2008) (Independent Drama) Fifth Commandment (Chopsockie) Frank: Diary of an Assassin (Gangs & Gangsters) Green Hornet (1940) & Green Hornet Strikes Again! (Serials) The Howl (Tinto Brass) Ichi The Killer-Special Edition (Takashi Miike) In Enemy Hands (WWII) Miss March (UNRATED and R-rated versions (Comedy) Necessary Evil (Murder/Mystery/Suspense) Neither The Sea Nor The Sand (Zombies) Sign of The Wolf (1931) (Serials) Slime City Grindhouse Collection (Pseudotronic) Streets of Blood (Bang! Action) Stripped Down (Murder/Mystery/Suspense) Torso (Sergio Martino) True True Lie (Murder/Mystery/Suspense) Where Is The Friends Home? (Abbas Kiarostami) Women of Color: Girls in Gangs (Gangs & Gangsters) We also have a lot of new finds on VHS, like the masterpiece Bruce Willis: Return of Bruno. Head in and check them out as we count down to VIVA VHS! night. dollhouse