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The many fantastic new releases for March 23rd

As the characters in Fantastic Mr. Fox might say, "CUSS, there are a lot of fantastic new titles out today!" This week's crop brings us Oscar nominees & winners, a bunch of performance art & music films, gruesome stuff from the After Dark's Horrorfest 4, another addictive season of Mad Men, and one of the most anticipated home video releases ever. Here's the list. As usual, a * means we also have it on Blu-ray, and you can click on SALE to buy it online. THE AFRICAN QUEEN * —Since the dawn of DVD, we've been asked constantly when this would be made released. Well folks, the day is finally here. It's available in a Commemorative Box Set and single disc. SALE FANTASTIC MR. FOX * —Wes Anderson's stop motion wonder is rated PG for "Action, Smoking and Slang Humor." SALE THE BLIND SIDE * —Sandra Bullock got the Oscar, but Quinton Aaron (who plays Big Mike), Jae Head, (young S.J. Tuohy) and Tim McGraw (yes, that Tim McGraw) are also great. BROTHERS* —Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman and Tobey Maguire star in this tense drama about a solider believed to be dead and the brother who takes his place in his family. This is a remake of sorts of the 2004 Danish film of the same name (which we have for rent if you'd like to compare). RED CLIFF PART I & II * —The International Version of John Woo's Han Dynasty epic. THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS * —Between Jeff Bridges' hippie soldier, Ewan McGregor's American accent, George Clooney's natural charm and the awesome bonus presence of Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation), you will enjoy yourself. MAD MEN: SEASON 3 *—I can't wait to see what the Mad Men inspired Barbie & Ken dolls will look like... THE T.A.M.I. SHOW—The 1964 concert film with all kinds of crazy cool people is finally available on DVD in an uncut Collector's Edition with commentaries & more. Clear some space around the TV and dance! THEORY AND PRACTICE: CONVERSATIONS WITH NOAM CHOMSKY & HOWARD ZINN—Sasha Lilley talks to them about their lives and philosophies. This interview with Zinn was taken not long before he died. Rest in Peace, good sir... YOUSSOU N'DOUR: I BRING WHAT I LOVE—A "gorgeously photographed, music infused cinematic portrait of world famous Senegalese pop sensation," focusing on the backlash he's experienced in his home country for mixing religious and secular music. BIGGER THAN LIFE * —Nicholas Ray's (Rebel Without A Cause) psychological suburban drama starring James Mason is now available form Criterion. YOJIMBO/SANJURO * —March 23rd is Akira Kurosawa's 100th birthday. Today you can get Yojimbo and Sanjuro on Blu-ray, and take advantage of THIS SALE on all of Kurosawa's films from the Criterion Collection. TWILIGHT IN FORKS—What happens when a cultural phenomenon is taking place in your own backyard? ZOMBIES OF MASS DESTRUCTION—The vampires may have taken over Forks, but the zombies own Port Gamble in this locally made film. If you're reading this Tuesday evening, stop by the store at 7pm and get a copy signed by the cast! ANIME NEW RELEASES Bleach—Vol. 26 FAMILY NEW RELEASES Fantastic Mr. Fox (see above praise) Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove Wolves of Willoughby Chase BLU-RAY: FORMAT OF THE FUTURE Toy Story Toy Story II NEW TV ON DVD Diners, Drive-ins & Dives: Season 3 Lair: Season 3 Tenspeed and Brown Shoe (12 Episodes) Krod Mandoon and The Flaming Sword --D&D inspired humor... NEW IMPORTS & FOREIGN FILMS Astropia (2008)—Iceland "After losing her embezzling boyfriend Jolli to a four year prison sentence, Hildur, a drop-dead gorgeous high society girl, must look for a job. What she finds will change her life forever." Black Balloon (2007)—Australia Call Girl (2009)—Slovenia Case of Unfaithful Klara (PAL Code 2)(2009)—Italy Collision (2009)(PAL Code 2)—British TV drama Doc Martin: On The Edge Special (2008)(PAL Code 2)—British TV comedy Doc Martin: Series 4 (2009)(PAL Code 2)—British TV comedy 14 Amazons (1972)—Hong Kong Deadlier Than The Male/Some Girls Do (PAL C2)—Bulldog Drummond mysteries Fight! Dragon: Complete Series (1974)—Japanese TV Five From Barska Street (1954)—Poland Garrow's Law (2009) (PAL Code 2)—British drama Ghostboat (2005)—British drama The Girl (2009)(PAL Code 2)—Sweden High Chaparall: Season 1 (PAL Code 2)—Swedish Reality TV Lark Farm (2007)—Italy, directed by the Taviani Brothers Paradox (2009)(PAL Code 2)—British Sci-Fi RE: Frame (2008)—India Roots of Heaven (1958)(PAL Code 2)—US film directed by John Huston Sea Wall (2008)(PAL Code 2)—France Shaolin Hand Lock (1978)—Hong Kong Shoeshine (1946)(PAL C2)—Italy, directed by Vittorio De Sica Spiral: Season 1 (2008)(PAL Code 2)—France Spring 1941 (2009)—Poland Theatreland (2009)(PAL)—UK Vincere (PAL Code 2)—Italy Welcome to Woop-Woop (1997)—Australia Krzysztof Kieslowski: Documentaries (PAL Code 2)—Twelve documentaries from the Polish director of The Decalogue and the Trois Couleurs trilogy, including From A Night Porter's Point of View (1977), From The City of Lodz (1969) and First Love (1974). NEW DOCUMENTARIES, ART & MUSIC Marina Abramovic : 7 Easy Pieces—"For Seven Easy Pieces, Marina Abramovic reenacted five seminal performance works by her peers, dating from the 1960s and 70s, and two of her own, interpreting them as one would a musical score. The project confronted the fact that little documentation exists from this critical early period and one often has to rely upon testimony from witnesses or photographs that show only portions of any given performance. The seven works were performed for seven hours each, over the course of seven consecutive days, November 9-15, 2005 at the Guggenheim Museum, in New York City." American Harvest—"The documentary American Harvest powerfully portrays the truth about agriculture and migrant labor in the United States at the present time. In a series of candid interviews with farmers and farmworkers from Florida to Maine the viewer objectively learns the facts and dispels the myths connected with migrant farmworkers. The film portrays the migrant reality that can't be ignored and which is rarely seen by most people. It's a must see if we are serious about the truth of migrant workers." San Base: Supernatural— Canadian artist San Base is a pioneer of a new medium of Art that utilizes the classical elements of painting and music, while harnessing the power of computer technology to bring two drastically different disciplines together. He named this kind of art "Dynamic Painting". Dynamic Paintings are composed of abstract images in a state of perpetual transformation. The basic idea of the painting remains unchanged, while the computer introduces infinite variations. The picture is living its own life with objects moving and transforming but still following the original artist's concept. Dynamic Paintings can provide a form of visual stimulation that evokes changes in physiological activity to improve health and performance. It is a great outlet for relaxation, meditation and spiritual awareness and stimulate a variety of emotional and mental states that can help alleviate anxiety and treat stress. Bedford: The Town They Left Behind—" War. The Home Front. The costs of service to one's country and the ongoing human phenomenon of armed conflict. Bedford; The Town They Left Behind explores these universal issues through the eyes of one small Virginia town and the 'boys' of its 116th National Guard unit who "laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom" as the first to land on D-Day in 1944. Sixty years later, echoes of the past travel with the young, fresh-faced members of that same unit, and from the same town, as they are deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. This timely cross-generational story - at various moments tragic, romantic and inspiring - is a thought-provoking, emotional look at those who go to the battlefronts and those they leave behind." Bulletproof Salesman— "Fidelis Cloer is a self-confessed war profiteer. In a career spanning two decades of global turmoil, he has supplied kings, presidents and the odd dictator or two with the finest luxury armored vehicles that money can buy. In his world, where security is a commodity that can be bought and sold, violence is to sales as the weather is to wheat futures. Always with an on eye on growth opportunities, Fidelis found The Perfect War when the US invaded Iraq: it wasn't about selling a dozen cars, or even a hundred, it was a thousand car war where security would become the ultimate product." Bully of Toulon—" Curtis Thompson, who had intimidated his neighbors in the farming community of Toulon, Illinois, goes on a rampage and guns down three people before he's finally brought down in an 'Old West'-style shoot-out. In the wake of the killings, townspeople wonder if they'd missed the warning signs that might have allowed them to stop the bully before he killed." Coal Country"Coal Country takes us inside modern coal mining. We get to know working miners along with activists who are battling coal companies in Appalachia." Read more about it over on the Sierra Club's website,. Humming Loretta Lynn while you do so, optional. Electric Purgatory: The Fate of the Black Rocker—"Electric Purgatory is a documentary that examines the struggles of black rock musicians and the industry's ambivalence towards them by combining scintillating performance footage and provocative interview clips. Director Raymond Gayle spent the better part of a year traveling around the United States interviewing many of black rock's elite including Fishbone, Vernon Reid, Adam Falcon, Jimi Hazel and Cody Chesnutt. Distinguished journalists such as Flip Barnes, Darrell McNeil, Charlie Braxton, and Greg Tate, Share their opinions and insight on the dilemma facing these artists. The film also attempts to dissect the stigma black rock musicians face in the black community and more importantly how to bring black audiences back into the fold." Final Inch"The Final Inch is a film from Vermilion Pictures, in association with Google.org, about the historic global effort to eradicate polio. Here, the story told is as much about the messengers as the message. You'll meet Munzareen Fatima, one of the thousands of community "foot soldiers" across India working to sway reluctant families to vaccinate their children, and Dr. Ashfaq Bhat, who travels into the backwaters of India's Ganges Basin by boat and foot to detect emerging cases of polio. Mikail Davenport and the late Martha Mason bring us into their lives and describe the paralyzing challenges of childhood polio, reminding us how endemic polio once was in the United States." Heidi Fleiss: The Would-Be Madam of Crystal—" Ten years ago, Heidi Fleiss - the infamous 'Hollywood Madam'- had a dream to make millions by running a high-price escort service - a goal that ultimately sent her to prison. Now, she has another dream: to open the first legal brothel for female clients in the tiny desert town of Crystal, Nevada. As a convicted felon with a headline-grabbing past, Fleiss inspires both fascination and opposition from local residents and authorities. Then, in an unexpected twist, she finds herself drawn into an eccentric world, caring for a dazzling collection of exotic birds as she battles her past demons, including drug abuse, and tries to keep her dreams in sight." Heidi is also on the current season of VH1's Sober House. Ace Frehley: Behind the Player—"Ace documentary discussing his life as a guitar player, including rare photos and video footage from Ace himself." Happy Endings? — "An intriguing exploration of the Asian massage parlor industry in Providence, RI, where a 25 year-old loophole has made the exchange of sex for money legal as long as it happens behind closed doors. As the documentary follows a recent Korean immigrant, Heather, working to operate her spa, the city's mayor fights to change the law that allows her business a legal existence." Hard Problems: Road to the World's Toughest Math Contest—"Hard Problems is about the extraordinary gifted students who represented the United States in 2006 at the world s toughest math competition: The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). It is the story of six American high school students who competed with 500 others from 90 countries in Ljublijana, Slovenia. The film shows the dedication and perseverance of these remarkably talented students, the rigorous preparation they undertake, and the joy they get out of solving challenging math problems. It captures the spirit that infuses the mathematical quest at the highest level." It reminds me a lot of this... Hear and Now—"Hear and Now is a deeply personal memoir by Emmy(r) Award-winning filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky about her deaf parents' decision to undergo risky cochlear implant surgery - the only one of its kind that can restore a sense. At 65, Sally and Paul Taylor decided they wanted to hear their first symphonies, their children's voices, and talk on the phone. This fascinating, 85-minute documentary follows the couple's complex, moving journey from the silent world they knew to a new - and often profoundly challenging - world of sound. Interweaving home video footage with behind-the-scenes moments of the Taylors before and after their operations, on doctor's visits, and in their daily lives, the film is a touching and highly emotional exploration of the psychological dimensions of adapting to a restored sense of hearing. Having been hearing impaired their entire lives, the Taylors must learn to recognize what they are hearing and, in the process, discover just how subjective the sense of sound can be." Heinrich Himmler: Anatomy of a Mass Murderer— "As a compliant servant to his Fuhrer, Himmler controlled an economic empire in which hundreds of thousands of slave workers were exploited and extermination camps murdered millions. Using rare archival materials and interviews, this film biography shows how - and why - Himmler became a 'monster of history'." In Search of Beethoven—"In Search of Beethoven offers a comprehensive documentary about the life and works of the great composer. Over 65 performances by the world's finest musicians were recorded and 100 interviews conducted in the making of this beautifully crafted film. It delves beneath the mythical image of the tortured, cantankerous genius to search for the real Ludwig van Beethoven." Internet 2010—A collection of four short documentaries: Fear In The Fast Lane concerning identity theft online; Bullies Playground about how kids uses Facebook & other social networking sites to harass their peers; and Twitter Revolution, studying how Iranians used Twitter during the recent fervor surround the election. Alex Katz: Five Hours—A wordless exploration of the acclaimed portrait painter's process and his landscape style, set to music by Meredith Monk. Land of Celtic Ghosts—"Rich in folklore and timeless legends, Ireland possesses a history of supernatural phenomena and in fact, may be the most haunted country in the world. This documentary traces the ghostly paths of the spirits that have roamed the Emerald Isle since the beginning of man. Filmed entirely on locations in Ireland, including the city of Dublin and at many other ghostly places such as Killakee House, St. Michan s Church, St. Patrick s Cathedral, Carrickmines, Howth Castle, Malahide Castle, Aillwee Cave (Ballyvaughan), Cliffs of Moher, Kilfenora Cathedral, Glenfesk, Muckross Abbey, Kildemock Church, Castlegregory and many more." Learn Israeli Folk Dances (For Beginners)—Learn 23 folk dances with instruction in both English and Hebrew! NOVA: What are Dreams? Inside the Sleeping Brain—" What are dreams and why do we have them? NOVA joins the leading dream researchers as they embark on a variety of neurological and psychological experiments to investigate the world of sleep and dreams. Delving deep into the thoughts and brains of a variety of dreamers, scientists are asking important questions about the purpose of this mysterious world we escape to at night. Do dreams allow us to get a good night s sleep? Do they improve our memory? Do they allow us to be more creative? Can they solve our problems or even help us survive the hazards of everyday life? NOVA follows researchers like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology s Matthew Wilson who is literally eavesdropping on the dreams of rats and takes viewers into a sleep lab for a first-hand look at how scientists do their best to eavesdrop on human dreams. From those who violently act out their dreams to those who can t stop their nightmares, from sleepwalking cats to people who can t dream, each fascinating experiment contains a vital clue to the age-old question: What are dreams?" Rocky Road to Dublin—"The last film screened at the 1968 Cannes Film Festival (before it was halted following protests by filmmakers lead by Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut), the landmark documentary Rocky Road to Dublin is a stunningly evocative, 'Beautiful, energetic, and uncompromising!' (New York Magazine) portrait of 1960s Ireland." Roller Derby Chronicles—"From its humble beginnings in the Great Depression through its peak in the early seventies as a touring and syndicated TV sensation, Roller Derby's roller coaster history as a uniquely American attraction often parallels that of the country itself - equal parts invention, salesmanship and hard work. Yet for the millions of fans who took to the Derby, names like Joan Weston, Ann Calvello, Mike Gammon and Charlie O'Connell rank right up there with baseball and football heroes of lore. This landmark three-disc boxed set, the first ever dedicated to Roller Derby, is the result of years of work, not only producing the brand new Rolling Thunder documentary, but restoring and researching archive material spanning five decades of banked track action." It includes classic bouts from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Make it a double feature with Blood on The Flat Track or Whip It. Sage Francis: Life is Easy—"About 2 hours worth of videos, live show footage, spoken word performances, interviews, fights and awkward moments of a man who was too beautiful for this ugly world." Spiritual Revolution: Eastern Spirituality in the Western World—"Spiritual Revolution captures the spiritual revival that is exploding across the United States today. Rooted in eastern traditions, specifically the practice of meditation, the new spirituality is transforming traditional western faith practices. Eminent spiritual leaders, Zen masters, yogis, scholars and scientists explore the new role of meditation in traditional faith practices; the power of meditation to affect the brain on the molecular level; and its potential as a remedy for those with ADD. Emerging new gender paradigms based on equality are also presented. This documentary chronicles the American discovery of eastern traditions in the 60s and how today's younger generation is embracing the concept of 'mindfulness." Eckhart Tolle: Awakening in The Now—"At a time when thoughts of scarcity often rule the day, Eckhart Tolle reminds us that our greatest treasure can be found in the richness of the present moment. As seen on PBS, the bestselling author of A New Earth (Penguin, 2008) on DVD, helps us transcend the compulsive thinking that keeps us from truly creating a better world." Trials of Ted Haggard—" A documentary by Alexandra Pelosi takes a behind-the-scenes look at a recent life and hard times of ex-minister, Pastor Ted. Ted Haggard had it all: prosperity, a doting wife, five kids- and a ministry that reached out to approx 30 million followers who counted on his every word, whether on TV or in person at one of his arena sermons. In 2006, it all fell apart when Pastor Ted admitted to having sex with a male prostitute and to buying methamphetamines. He was exiled from his church and home in Colorado and became a pariah who now makes ends meet as a traveling insurance salesman." David Tudor: Bandoneon! (A Combine)—"In 1966 ten New York artists and thirty engineers and scientists from Bell Telephone Laboratories collaborated on a series of innovative dance, music and theater performances, 9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering, held in October at the 69th Regiment Armory, New York City... Bandoneon! (a combine) is David Tudor s first full concert work as a composer. Tudor played the bandoneon as the input into a complex sound and visual modification system that moved sound from speaker to speaker and controlled lights and video images, creating a work that animated the entire Armory space. This DVD documents the performance with film and vintage photographs as well as interviews with the performers, engineers and Tudor's fellow composers." Wildlife in Peril: Dolphins in Danger/Survival of the Yellowstone Wolves—Two nature docs presented by The National Wildlife Federation. WWII: Air War Volumes 2, 4, 5 & 6—More volumes in the series of documentaries covering various fronts of WWII. These volumes include William Wyler's 1947 short Thunderbolt, a documentary about the P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft used in the European theater. NEW EXPERIMENTAL FILMS & SHORT FILM COLLECTIONS Devil Come To Hell and Stay Where You Belong—" From a small cabin in the mountains of New York, Nina Breeder and Massimilian Breeder begin a journey across the United States. California is just the initial destination, but just as the edge of the surrounding landscape expands, so does their ultimate destination. A contemplation of nature and time along a raw journey in the American landscape." Fast Cars & Babies—"Jeff and Mary, a young married couple expecting their first child, struggle with the task of finding the right home for Jeff's beloved sports car, 'Dixie,' amidst a series of wrong buyers." Hal Hartley: PF2: Possible Films Vol. 2— A new collection of short films from the director of The Unbelievable Truth and Henry Fool: "An ambitious young actress comes to Berlin to convince an American ex-pat filmmaker she must be his next muse ... Hartley's conscientious assistant in Berlin receives weekly letters from her boss and sends him the books he needs as he struggles in Amsterdam to stage Dutch composer Louis Andriessen's opera, "la Commedia"... A commercially realistic but artistically conflicted playwright lends his Berlin apartment to a young actress friend so she can rehearse her drama school audition while he goes off to save his doomed production in New York ... Hartley and his wife, Miho Nikaido, travel to Japan to see her parents and reflect on 12 years of marriage, her career ambitions, and the adventures of growing older ... An artist-criminal far from home asks his assistant to pirate a rare videotape before the German Post Office Authorities come to confiscate it..." Films included in this collection: A/Muse, Implied Harmonies, The Apologies, Adventure, and Accomplice. Hors Pistes Volume 3— "The third volume of the Hors Pistes DVD presents three films selected during the 2008 festival: The Music of Regret (Laurie Simmons), Les hommes sans gravité (Eléonore Weber) and In the Wake of a Deadad (Andrew Kötting). Each of these films deliberately challenges our perceptions beyond that of the usual director and spectator roles. The shifting of form and subject makes Hors Pistes unique. Imagined and directed by the Pompidou Centre, with help from the French short film agency (Agence du court métrage), Hors Pistes is a cry for original creativity!" Separation (1967)—" Set in 1960's swinging London, Separation, starring Jane Arden, portrays the inner turmoil of a woman s breakdown both marital and mental. Her past and possible future are revealed through a brilliant, fragmented, and often humorous narrative. David Muir's superb cinematography in monochrome is interspersed with Mark Boyle s liquid light color projections. Original music by Procol Harum, Matthew Fisher and Stanley Myers." NEW FROM AFTER DARK HORRORFEST 4 Dread—"Stephen (Jackson Rathbone, the Twilight saga) and Cheryl are college students making a documentary about what people dread in life. But they have no idea that their partner, Quaid, witnessed his parents being murdered by an axe-wielding lunatic and wants to make others experience his own personal horror. This stylish horror/thriller is produced by Clive Barker, the Godfather of modern horror/fantasy and the creator of the Hellraiser and Candyman series. The Final—"Dane, an awkward student with a deadly vendetta, leads a group of outcasts who plot to avenge the years of humiliation they faced from the popular students at Hohn High School. The outcasts turn the tables on the popular students who made sport of them and prepare for a single night that will leave their tormentors scarred for life." Hidden (2009)—"With his mother's passing, KK returns home after nineteen years to settle her estate. But with his heritage come dark and deadly secrets. Having spent the last two decades trying to forget his cruel mother and his past life in the creepy house in the woods, KK finds that there are some things you just can't run from." This is a Norwegian film with English subtitles The Graves— "On their last weekend together, Megan and Abby Graves are lost in a remote part of the Arizona desert where they are lured to Skull City Mine, an abandoned mine town. But they soon learn Skull City is anything but abandoned - and there's no way out. The sisters are now prey, forced to unleash their most primitive instincts in a desperate, all-out battle for survival against unspeakable horrors - both human and supernatural. Can they unlock the terrifying secrets of Skull City in time to save themselves, or will they become the latest in a long line of victims?" It co-stars Bill Moseley & Tony "Candyman" Todd Kill Theory—"Seven college students visit a secluded vacation home to celebrate graduation and become trapped in a deadly game by a mysterious killer. Forced to kill one another by 6 A.M. the following morning, only one of them can remain alive. Whoever remains will be allowed to walk away with his or her life. However, if morning comes and more than one are still breathing, everyone dies. Friends and couples must test their trust, as the clock ticks away. Some will fight for love, some to survive; but all will change, because deep down...we're all killers." Lake Mungo—"In Lake Mungo, sixteen-year-old Alice Palmer drowns while swimming in the local dam. When her body is recovered and a verdict of accidental death returned, her grieving family buries her. The family then experiences a series of strange and inexplicable events centered in and around their home. Profoundly unsettled, the Palmers seek the help of psychic and parapsychologist Ray Kemeny. Ray discovers that Alice led a secret, double life. A series of clues lead the family to Lake Mungo, where Alice's secret past emerges." The Reeds—"A weekend boating party turns into a nightmare for a group of young Londoners when they stumble upon a terrifying secret hidden in the reeds." ...AND MORE MOVIES Forgotten Noir Volume 13—A double helping of noir! First up: Breakdown (1952)—"There's action and drama in AND out of the ring when an ex-convict (William Bishop) becomes a rising heavyweight fighter and a championship contender--and then, on the eve of the big fight, finds the man who can prove that he was framed for the crime for which he served time." Next: Eye Witness (aka: Your Witness, 1950)— "Made in the Hitchcock style (and produced by longtime Hitchcock partner Joan Harrison), this witty English-made mystery/courtroom drama stars Robert Montgomery (who also directed) as a New York lawyer who comes to England to help a wartime pal (Michael Ripper) wrongly accused of murder. Who is the mysterious missing witness and will she be found in time to save a man's life?" Late For Dinner—"Two best friends whose unwitting participation in a bizarre 1962 experiment brings them twenty-nine years into the future. Shocked to find themselves in the loud, rude and expensive new world of 1991, the pair return to their hometown and attempt to re-enter the lives of loved ones left behind so long ago." It stars Peter Berg, Marcia Gay Harden and Peter Gallagher. Phantom Punch—Ving Rhames plays Sonny Liston in this biopic by director Robert Townsend (Hollywood Shuffle). Rosa and the Executioner of the Fiend—Rosa's an 80 year old widow and Holocaust survivor living across from the UN building, Amaury's a man trying "the worst son of a bitch mankind has ever known," and he needs her help. Savage Cinema—We won't list all 12 movies in this biker-centric collection; you'll just have to come in and check out the DVD and its awesome cover for yourself... Surviving Desire (Special Edition)—A newly remastered edition of Hal Hartley's 1991 film that's "a bold and playful little tale about a handsome young college professor smitten with a beautiful young female student. It is a swift dissection of male infatuation that is as fierce as it is compassionate." Bonus features include short films, interviews with Hartley & the cast and more. Twilight Women/The Slasher—Another noir double feature! First—The Slasher (1952): "A swift moving, no punches pulled exposé set in London's tenement district, with a ruthless teenager (James Kenney, reprising his stage role) blackjacking an old woman to get her purse, and "graduating" to gang leader whose young cutthroats spread terror over the entire city. At the start of her "bad girl" career, Joan Collins is the girl he loves and leaves, with tragic results. A controversial motion picture in its era and still potent today;' then Twilight Women (1953): "Originating on the London stage, this hard-hitting tale is set at a boarding house-haven for unmarried mothers, owned by a woman (Freda Jackson) whose outward show of upstanding character hides her true personality: a fiend who abuses the women and farms out their babies! Madness, squalor, bedbugs and a dead baby add to the atmosphere of shock. Lois Maxwell (James Bond's Miss Moneypenny) and Laurence Harvey co-star." There's more to be found in the NEW TO STORE section and up in the NEW TO ROOM section in the Sexploitation room. Enjoy.

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