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The New Releases for August 4th

You know it's a good week when there are not one but TWO new documentaries about Sasquatch. Here's some of what's new for the first week of August: FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS: SEASON 2-Bret and Jemaine make a musical autobiography, fall for the same girl and meet the Prime Minister of New Zealand in the latest season of their HBO series. Congrats to the show for its Emmy nominations, including Best Comedy Series and Best Actor in a Comedy Series for Jemaine. Here's a taste: TIM & ERIC AWESOME SHOW, GREAT JOB!: SEASON 3-Friends of the store Tim & Eric return for another season of C.O.R.B.S. (cops on recumbent bikes), Tairy Greene's child acting class, Channel 5's celebration of 100 years of Jackie Chan, and more sketch comedy absurdity. PROJECT RUNWAY: SEASON 5-Sorry, Top Chef. While I love to watch your chefs come up with yet another way to cook a scallop, I must admit I'm partial to your now former Bravo show. Tom Colicchio could learn a lot about how to deliver constructive criticism from Tim Gunn. Anyway, this is the season that features the leather-lovin' rocker Stella, self referential Suede, local designer & admitted tanning addict Blayne and Leanne from Portland. You know you want to watch this season again just to watch Kenley's crazy factor rise with each episode. RACE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN-Dwayne Johnson (you'll always be The Rock in our hearts, Dwyane) stars in Disney's not-exactly-a-remake of their 1975 adventure Escape to Witch Mountain (now available for rent in our Disney Live Action section). In this updated version, two alien kids searching for their spaceship rope in a cab driver (Johnson) and a UFO specialist (Carla Gugino!) into their journey to the mysterious mountain. It's also available on Blu-ray. THE SOLOIST-The based on a true story of a journalist (Robert Downey, Jr.) who befriends a homeless man (Jamie Foxx) and discovers he's a gifted musician with schizophrenia I haven't seen it; it looks like it could be genuinely moving or incredibly schmaltzy or a bit of both. I'm more inclined to think its good due to the presence of co-star Catherine Keener. It's also available on Blu-ray. ICONS OF SCREWBALL COMEDY-Eight classic comedies never before on DVD now available on in a two volume set. Volume One has If You Could Only Cook (1935, starring Jean Arthur & Herbert Marshall), Too Many Husbands (1940, starring Arthur & Fred MacMurray), My Sister Eileen (1942, starring the always radiant Rosalind Russell) and She Wouldn't Say Yes (1945, also starring Russell and Lee Bowman). Volume Two has Theodora Goes Wild (1936, starring Melvyn Douglas and Irene Dunne), Together Again (1944, starring Dunne and Charles Boyer), A Night To Remember (not the Titanic story' this one's from 1942 and stars Loretta Young) and The Doctor Takes A Wife (1940, starring Young and Ray Milland). HARVARD BEATS YALE 29-29-The year is 1968. Amidst the general political tensions of the times, two undefeated Ivy League football rivals meet on the field for one of the most remembered games in the sports' history. The documentary by Kevin Rafferty (The Atomic Café) uses archival footage and new interviews with the players and onlookers (including Harvard alum Tommy Lee Jones) to recreate the fateful day. It's also available on Blu-ray. MUTANT CHRONICLES-In a dark and scary future, Thomas Jane, Ron Perlman, Devon Aoki and John Malkovich defend mankind from the flesh hungry NecroMutants. All those folks are usually pretty badass so I say humanity's in good hands. It's also available on Blu-ray. MYSTERIES OF PITTSBURGH-The summer before he leaves for a college, a young man explores what he really wants from life. Starring Jon Foster, Mena Suvari, Peter Sarsgaard and Nick Nolte as the young man's mobster father. Adapted from the novel by Michael Chabon (Wonder Boys). FRAGMENTS-Witnesses to a horrific murder are left to contemplate their own mortality and existence. Starring Kate Beckinsale, Forest Whitaker, Guy Pearce, Dakota Fanning and Jennifer Hudson. DEMON WARRIORS-A supernatural horror film from Thailand in which a detective goes undercover in the afterlife to defeat a gang of destructive demons. Produced by the same folks who gave us Ong Bak and The Protector. OBESSESED-Go Beyonce! Defend your man from that crazy lady!! NEW FROM THE WARNER BROS. ARCHIVES Conspirator (1949) Cynthia (1947) Deep Valley (1947) Girl Who Had Everything (1953) It's A Big Country (1951) Love Is Better Than Ever (1951, Stanley Donen) Rhapsody (1954) Story of Mankind (1957) Story of Three Loves (1953, Vincente Minnelli) Unfaithful (1947) Week-End at The Waldorf (1945) NEW BLU-RAY Big Trouble in Little China (Whoo!) Confessions of a Shopaholic Echelon Conspiracy NEW FAMILY & ANIME Bakugan Vol. 4 Critter Quest! (Smithsonian Network) Daffy Duck's Quackbusters Fables of Bah Ya Bah Fables of Bah Ya Bah 2 Fullmetal Alchemist: Premium OVA Collection Jar, The: A Tale From The East Lucky Star OVA Tigger Movie (10th Anniversary) NEW FOREIGN & IMPORT FILMS We received several films from Nigeria and Ghana this week. They are: Bad Blood: Parts 1-3 Beyonce: The President's Daughter Blindfold: Parts 1 & 2 Blood Fight: Parts 1-4 Emotional Romance: Parts 1-3 Excess Money: Parts 1 & 2 Face of Africa Friday Night: Parts 1 & 2 Hot Girls: Parts 1 & 2 Keep My Love: Parts 1-3 Love Is Wicked: Parts 1 & 2 Love My Way: Parts 1 & 2 One More Kiss: Parts 1 & 2 Passion of the Soul: Parts 1-4 Piece of My Soul: Parts 1-3 Pretty Queen: Parts 1 & 2 Princess Tyra: Parts 1-3 Return of Beyonce Sister's Love: Parts 1-4 Spirit of Love: Parts 1 & 2 Stone Face: Parts 1 & 2 To Love & To Cherish: Parts 1 & 2 Victim of Love: Parts 1 & 2 Yankee Girls: Parts 1 & 2 MORE NEW FOREIGN FILMS & IMPORTS Ashes To Ashes: Series 1 & 2 (PAL Code 2) (UK time-travel cop show) Family Friend (PAL Code 2) (Italy) Following Her Heart (Canada) Forbidden Quest (Korea) Godzilla Island (no English) (Japan) Genova (PAL Code 2) (2008, UK, directed by Michael Winterbottom) Hidden Floor (Korean horror) Last War (Japanese Science Fiction) Mandy (PAL Code 2) (1952, UK, directed by Alexander Mackendrick) My Bloody Roommates (Korean horror) State I Am In (Germany) Tokyo Non-Stop (Iran) Ultra Q: Vol. 1 Eps. 1-4 (no English) (Japan) Ultra Q: The Movie (no English) (Japan) Underbelly: Season 1 (PAL Code 2) (Australian TV show) Voyage (PAL Code 2) (1974, Italy, directed by Vittorio De Sica) West and Soda (PAL) (1965, Italy, directed by Bruce Bozzetto) NEW TV ON DVD: Charlie's Angels: Season 4 Days That Shook the World: Season 2 Hotel: Season 1 House of Payne: Vol. 4 Lucy Show: Season 1 Matlock: Season 3 Petticoat Junction: Season 2 Reba: Season 6 Tales of Wells Fargo NEW DOCUMENTARIES & MUSIC & ART American Gladiators (1989): Battle Begins (sports) Ancient Code: The Movie (psychotronic doc.) Death of Kevin Carter (photography) Edge of Existence (adventure doc.) Frontline: Black Money Frontline: Madoff Affair Frontline: Poisoned Waters In Pursuit of the Olympic Rainforest Sasquatch In The Shadow of Gold Mountain (world history doc. from Canada) Man With The Golden Cells (science doc.) New Lost City Ramblers: Always Been a Rambler (folk) Passage (Searching for the Northwest Passage) (adventure doc.) Peacekeepers (war doc.) Sasquatch of The Mountains: Evidence Revealed Strip Club King: Joe Redner Until When...(world culture doc. from Palestine) War Child (world history doc. including stories from Darfur) AND THE REST... Born (2007) Jim Bruer: Let's Clear The Air Chaos Experiment Cravings Flipping the World Hot Blood Sundae Living The Dream Open Secrets Run Robot Run Sea Beast (2008) Shadowheart Trapped (1982) (aka Baker County, USA) And finally, this week there's also LABOR PAINS starring Lindsay Lohan. I think the cover says it all... laborpains3 Look for more here in the store, including new Adult titles upstairs in the Sexploitation room.

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